NRA Files Suit Challenging Florida Gun Control Law

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NRA Files Suit Challenging Florida Gun Control Law

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association today announced that it has filed a lawsuit challenging the State of Florida’s newly-enacted ban on the purchase of firearms by young adults between the ages of 18-21.

Florida’s ban is an affront to the Second Amendment, as it totally eviscerates the right of law-abiding adults between the ages of 18 and 21 to keep and bear arms.

The ban is particularly offensive with respect to young women, as women between the ages of 18 and 21 are much less likely to engage in violent crime than older members of the general population who are unaffected by the ban. Despite this fact, the State of Florida has enacted a sweeping law banning all young adults between the ages of 18 and 21 from purchasing any firearm from any source.

Chris Cox, the Executive Director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, stated, “Swift action is needed to prevent young adults in Florida from being treated as second-class citizens when it comes to the right to keep and bear arms.

We are confident that the courts will vindicate our view that Florida’s ban is a blatant violation of the Second Amendment.” The case is National Rifle Association of America, Inc. v. Bondi, and it has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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Heed the Call-up

The Revelator, I doubt that these two (one?) are Gil, he doesn’t write that intelligently, not stating that these do, but he writes on a second grade level, these two write at about the 6th grade level, though their comprehension level is probably lower than Gil’s.

Douglas Kuykendall
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Douglas Kuykendall

Everyone wants to know what is wrong with people theses days.A lot of people made comment where was God?He is where is Has always been.A better question is why America is leaving God.When I was going thru school we knew the Ten Commandments.If you read them they all are law of the land or used to be.We all said pledge of allegiance every morning.We all grew up pretty damn good.In high school there was a 22 or shotgun in back truck window depending on what I was hunting.Fights!We had our share,you either gave an ass whipping or got one.That was… Read more »

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Heed the Call-up

Douglas, even as an Atheist, I agree with you. I was taught tolerance and belief that we are all equal. I was raised Methodist, but decided not to believe. However, I do not disparage those that do believe. Everyone needs to make that decision for themselves. I do pray with others when they want prayer, that seems to make them feel better, that’s what we should do as empathetic persons. Unfortunately, the anti-rights Leftists don’t believe in tolerance, unless you believe as they do.

Lee
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Lee

What is happening to our culture is scary. For the few people commenting that understand the problems we have always faced trading rights for regulations: The poorly equipped people I see at the range who close there eyes as they yank on the trigger. The police officers who hate guns. The police precincts who make officers pay to practice there ability to shoot. The “no term limits” Congress that has slowly turned our representatives into slaves to the masses; because of that one fact, what’s right is no longer an option for them when voting. The tribal attitude that has… Read more »

Bob Moore
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Bob Moore

Sounds like you’re doing a lot of whining your self! Also sound like you’re one of those anti-gun people that missed that part of history where the nazi’s loaded rail cars with Jews after confiscating firearms! You’re opinions and the tragic deaths of school children do not trump my second amendment right to defend against a tyrannical government!

Oldvet
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Oldvet

Riddle me this Batman… If the bump stock was the target of the Vegas shooting or a precursor to the Florida shooting set up by a money man or group ? If the weapon used at Vegas was fully auto, and there was a second shooter (or perhaps the real shooter) and what’s his name was a pawn . I heard the question why wasn’t someone seen leaving. Where would be the best place to hide and where did the security guard disappear to ? Who owns all of the elite rooms above the 34th or 35th floors and wouldn’t… Read more »

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Vanns40

@WildBill, Heed & Old Vet: Four of us, about nine yrs ago, were going to go in together and purchase a Dillon Minigun. Purchase price was just North of $400K and we figured if we offered cash we just might be able to get it for just South of $400. All well and good and we’re happy campers UNTIL we realized that the damn thing eats 5-6,000 rounds per minute and, even with two of us reloading, we’d never be able to afford the ammo! It was a lot of fun imagining the possibilities! 🙂 Trolls like Lee will never… Read more »

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@Vanns …If we could only teach him to reload .

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Vann and OV, Le Trol does not strike me as the out of doors type. He does not even strike me as the ground floor type. His buddy Lulu trip just can not be a NRA member. He does them more damage than good, does not know anything about the Second Amendment or federal statues, and he does not know about businesses the are weapons based. I think that he is a false flag propagandist.

Lew Tripp
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Lew Tripp

You are so wrong. All these weapons you speak of are totally illegal to own. You would be an ATFE agents dream.

The Revelator
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The Revelator

@ Wild Bill, OldVet, all others.

In case none of you have caught on or pegged it yet….

Lew,or Lewis is most likely none other than Gil. Yes…. He’s back like a case of VD. Still follows the same formula though for his arguments, how he pieces together his comments, and the time frame at which he posts comments.

So easy to track it isn’t even funny.

Douglas Kuykendall
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Douglas Kuykendall

To start with I am a life member of NRA at the Endowment Level,I don’t always agree with everything they do,but they do more good than not.Also I am a Life Member Of GOA.I missed Nam by couple years,but have several friends an family that was there.I was in age when 18 come I could by beer whiskey,vote or anything else.I am few months short of 60 years old.Hell I was buying beer an whiskey at 16 years old.What FLORIDA is trying to do with age is BS an I hope NRA law suits comes out on top.As far as… Read more »

Lee
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Lee

I agree with Dave Brown. Yes… we are both Leftist Idiots. NOT!

Lee
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Lee

I posted almost the exact same comments on the Washington Post (I read a lot) and guess what… almost the same reactions! “You are an idiot,” “you have no idea what you are talking (sic) about,” and the best… “read the Constitution”! Post there sometimes. It is important to try and pass some information on to the people who have probably never touched a weapon of any type. You all should try that without resorting to simple name calling. As long as fewer and fewer people disrespect the other side, we will inch closer and closer to becoming a country… Read more »

Vanns40
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Vanns40

Ignorance truly is bliss. I suppose by your reckoning Knob Creek and the associated launchers, with live RPG’s just don’t exist, they’re a figment of someone’s imagination? You really have no idea what you’re talking about. It is perfectly legal to own “destructive devices” (live rounds not marker rounds). Start getting an education before you continue to embarrass yourself. BTW, at Knob Creek two years ago there was a full armed, privately owned, attack helicopter with rocket launchers. It put on quite a show and the owner must have had stock in the US Mint to be able to afford… Read more »

Vanns40
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Vanns40

Okay, we got ya, you’re a troll.

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Lee, not only read *our* Constitution, but *comprehend* it. Of course your anti-rights BS is going to be trashed by those that believe in *our* Constitutional rights, and one or two may even call you an idiot for not knowing our rights and laws that are easily found on the Internet. As pointed out by many, your ignorant post on what arms we are “allowed” to have, is an example of the ignorance and stupidity of anti-rights people such as you. That is why we don’t respect your opinion, you have no clue about the topic on which you are… Read more »

Vanns40
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Vanns40

Start reading 27CFR, when you get finished, go read all of GCA ‘68

Oh, I forgot, start with the NFA. In about two months com back and then start telling some of us what we can’t own as we send you pictures of what we do own. That’ll be interesting. In the meanwhile, go away troll and let the grownups play.

Dave Brown
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Dave Brown

I think The NRA may have shot themselves in the foot on this one. I have not been a member for years as they are no longer in the attraction business. They attracted me into the sports of shooting at the age of 12, and I have been shooting for 54 years now. I plan to teach my Grand Buds to shoot and hunt, but the oldest in only 6, yet I should live long enough, and guess what I want them protected as well as we protect our Government Buildings. As for FL and 21, good for them. Now… Read more »

Vanns40
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Vanns40

If your youngest grandkid is 6 and you haven’t started any firearms basics yet you’re waiting too long. As for supporting FL, your ignorance is showing and it’s about time you stopped letting whatever bias you have, that’s getting in your way of the facts. The fact that you “say” you’re in the “top 1%” of gun owners and shooters means nothing if you are factually wrong and don’t understand what you’re talking about.

Tionico
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Tionico

if a MAN or WOMAN is old enough to marry, buy a house, drive, fly an airplane, sign up for the military, start a company, sign binding contracts as a primary, WHY can thy not also own a firearm to protect/defend those things for which they have worked? My Dad tells of when he was in grade school.. almost all the boys and some of the girls would regularly bring their own guns to school. Walking, on their jorses, or later on the bus…. and my Dad was the bus driver at 14 years of age. At twelve he ran… Read more »

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@Tionico…Don’t know how old your dad is , When I was in what they now call middle school I took my own .22 rifle to school with the teachers permission for a demonstration in a class project . He didn’t have to ask anyone else for permission either . And yes I have had a full time job since I was 14 myself .
Different time different people, great teachers !

L.L. Smith
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L.L. Smith

I’ve been married 61 years. It hasn’t been perfect but there is no way I’m leaving.
I’ve belonged to the National Rifle Association most of my adult life. It ain’t perfect but there is no way I’m leaving.
If the N.R.A. disappears our gun rights will soon follow. I belong to other gun rights organizations.
If I can’t afford a few dollars a year to support those who work to protect my rights then I am to broke to afford ammunition.
I anyone thinks we are better off without the N.R.A. then they are to stupid to own a gun.

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Lee, but we are “allowed” to own most military weapons, they much more highly restricted, but not barred from private ownership. You and your ilk are why we [need] stand strong. Compromise has only cost us more ground.

Roy D.
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Roy D.

Now Heed, don’t go telling Lee the truth: “He can’t handle the truth!” He is just another wannabe gun person spouting his ignorance for all the world to see.

Lew Tripp
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Lew Tripp

Wrong, you are not. Not no,hell no. You people have to carry things way to far. I suppose you think you can ride around in tank, firing live rounds and machine guns. I wonder about the sanity of some of you.

Vanns40
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Vanns40

I’m at a loss Lew? Of course we can. Send us your address, one of the boys or girls will be happy to be right over and do a strafing run in the front yard for you. Breaks up the soil, makes it easier for planting! Speaking of which, we used to use dynamite to lift up trees to make giant colonies of red ants really pissed off! Now THAT was fun. We also used to break sticks of dynamite over the bumper of the pickup and use 1/4 sticks for target practice with our 1911’s. Those were the days!

Lew Tripp
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Lew Tripp

Probably been at a loss since birth. You mean one of the boys or girls of the KKK?

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Lew, “KKK”, you do realize that is a creation of the Democrats, the same ones that passed the Jim Crow laws that prevented blacks from firearm ownership and the right to vote, right? Also, the female that started Planned Parenthood was a Democrat that believed in Eugenics and put abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods. Then there was LBJ that stated passing the “Civil Rights Acts” would have blacks voting Democrat for 200 years. My last post proved you to be an idiot and a fool. Yes, you can drive tanks and shoot live rounds. Also, just so you are less… Read more »

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Lew Tripp, I don’t believe one could get a tank to meet the codes to get it registered to drive on public streets, and none of us remotely suggested such a thing – except you. As far as firing “machine guns”, as long as we do it on our own private property or on someone else’s that has given permission to do so, yes, it is legal. It is illegal to shoot firearms on public streets, unless you are LE or in defense of self or others. Sadly, ignorance of our rights and laws is the primary value of the… Read more »

Lew Tripp
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Lew Tripp

Without a federal firearms license you can’t buy or own a fully automatic weapon.

Vanns40
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Vanns40

Can you finally just shut up and read the law or will you continue to prove yourself a complete fool along with being a troll? “Under the National Firearms Act of 1934 full auto firearms are required to be registered with the ATF. In order to register, you must have a tax stamp. To obtain the tax stamp, you must pay the ATF $200. The ATF will ask for some additional paperwork including fingerprints and a photograph – basically everything they need to do a background check. In conclusion: you can own a full auto if you pay the ATF… Read more »

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Lee, or a tax stamp. We have explained this to you previously. Are you now going to admit you are wrong, lying, or ignorant about our rights and laws regarding firearms?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Trippy, You write, “I suppose you think you can ride around in tank, firing live rounds and machine guns.” One sure can! If you don’t have your own, you can rent them! How do you think that Hollywierd makes war movies? All kinds of companies have everything that you think we should not have. If you keep on telling us how you think, we are liable to believe that the head schnozes at the NRA think the same way. Haven’t you done enough damage to the NRA? Maybe you are not with the NRA. Maybe you are a false flag… Read more »

tomcat
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tomcat

@ W. Bill maybe Trippy is just tripping or tiptoeing through the tulips. This article sure brought the trolls out similar to rats at a corn spill.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Tcat, Most humorous!

Lew Tripp
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Lew Tripp

billy, you are dead wrong as usual. You, nor anyone else, can use machine guns and live rounds in a tank. You need some serious mental health evaluation and medications if believe what you write.

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Lee, easily researched, I spent about 5 seconds on this search. Here is one of many: https://www.drivetanks.com

Yes, you can drive a tank and shoot, too. You may even buy a tank from them, if you can afford it, have the land, zoning, and whatever else one needs to own a tank.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Thank you Heed! I guess we know who needs the mental health evaluation.

Lee
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Lee

This types of posts are not a great way to discuss or negotiate, but they are a way of exchanging ideas. From a Constitutional standpoint, ours gives us great latitude… and denies the right of the Government from completely disarming us. Gee… I wonder why they thought that was a good idea! It is. But it does not allow for unrestricted usage of firearms, and it is completely ignorant to bazookas, hand grenades, tanks and fighter jets. That is why those are not permitted at all for private ownership. Those are items that were not addressed in the Constitution, therefore,… Read more »

Vanns40
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Vanns40

Sometimes it’s so much better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re ignorant than open it and prove it to them. If you want to own hand grenades, 50 BMG’s, bazookas etc be my guest and yes, they are legal for an individual to own. They weren’t addressed in the Second Amendment because there was no need to. It was understood that the Second Amendment reaffirmed the inalienable RIGHT to defend oneself against not only a personal attack but also a malevolent govt and in order to do that you had to have the same arms as… Read more »

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

@ Lee

Perhaps you have never heard of congresses letters of marque & reprisal thus putting the state of the art weapons in the hands of the everyday citizen,perhaps that is why it is a foreign idea to you.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Lee, The governments have no “rights”. Only people have Rights. Governments have limited powers and authorities. Disarming the general population is not among those powers and authorities. Read the Constitution. Disarming anyone or banning any firearm is simply not in the Constitution. I am surprised that you are unaware of this. Nor is there any “allow” in the Constitution. Nor is the private ownership and use of any of the weapons of war prohibited. That is exactly what the founding fathers intended. The Army’s first artillery units were privately purchased and trained. The Army’s first fully automatic,machine guns were private… Read more »

tomcat
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tomcat

@ W. Bill good thoughts and very humorous last line. Do you really have a 155sp in your front yard? That would be enough to keep the bandits away.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

The wife (SFC ret) read Collecting Tanks and AFVs by Michael Green (I think that it was), and got it for me for retirement (note the Army gave me a Legion of Merit, my command got me a coffee warmer). Just a shell no engine, etc, and still lots of OD green painting cost. Yep, came on a low boy.
I think that I will use it as a coffin, you know, to keep the archeologists busy.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@WB …Don’t forget to bring out the bar-b-que gun .

@TC… 155 # special puppy dog – with back up’s .

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@WB… Don’t believe lee has sense enough to pour piss out of his boot even if instructions were written under the heel.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@AmmoLand … If this old man’s memory isn’t totally gone- it seems you ran an article on Charlton Hesston’s gun vault . Perhaps you could bring it back just for kicks . The pictures were worth a thousand words . Thanks. Old Vet

Tionico
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Tionico

you said: From a Constitutional standpoint, ours gives us great latitude… and denies the right of the Government from completely disarming us.” One, GOVERNMENT never has any RIGHTS as against the people. Remember, WE THE PEOPLE comprise government, and governmtnt can only govern with the consent of THE PEOPLE. two, coplete disarmament is the end game, but ALL the steps in between are INFRINGEMENTS< and that pesky Second Article of =Ammendment specifically commands ever force and entitu to NOT INFRINGE upon our right to arms. Infringe meand narrow, limit, restrict. Saying I can only buy one gun a month is… Read more »

Will Bill
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Will Bill

@Tio, John Wayne was not a special case. Anyone with the cash can buy an old Centurion or two from the British government, a MiG from the Egyptian government, trade for a M48A or M60 from the US government. If one actually wants an operable one, buying spares for parts and a maintenance crew, is extremely expensive. But it is all quite legal.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@Lee …What is the difference between a fighter jet and a P 51 Mustang except a few years. Actually some of the first fighter jets flew at the same time .

The P 51 Was one of the most advanced fighter planes of its time, along with the P 38 Lightening among others.
The P 51 is a prized plane used in air races and owned by civilians . You know what I don’t think you have to have an F F L to own one, even though they were fully automatic .

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@OV, Yeah, the Confederate Air Force group is full of pilots with these old war planes, Funny they have never heard about them. Whatever do they do with their time.

Lew Tripp
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Lew Tripp

Lee,you are absolutely correct. A lot of people on this blog are either liars or just plain stupid.

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Lew, what has he been right about? Both you and him are either clueless fools or liars. We explained where you both are wrong or lying. Stating he is right, does not make it so.

Docduracoat
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Docduracoat

They are not doing anything about the bump stock and binary trigger ban
I am joining Gun Owners of America

Tionico
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Tionico

is that the NRA< o Florida legislature "not doing anything about the bump stock"? And is that feature or a but? What SHOULD be done about them? Nothing, that's what. They do NOT convert a semiauto into full auto. AND they greatly reduce accuracy. Just because ONE dirtbag used them, or appeared to have done (no one actually WATCHED him firing, did they? Maybe he just had them in the room… ) in an acti of war does not mean no one else can own them. I suppose now Home Depot must stop renting their pickup trucks to the general… Read more »

recon29
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recon29

I was drafted. The old draft before the lottery. It was a great feeling knowing almost all of us would end up in Vietnam. Ok for killing but not allowed to vote or even buy a beer. Of course, on base, we could buy the 3.2 beer. Back then you weren’t considered an adult till you reach 21.(1967) I was in training until June 1968 when I went to Nam. On my 30 days leave before deployment I still couldn’t vote or buy a beer. I ended up extending in Nam after my first year there. Six months each time.… Read more »

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

It appears more anti-rights people have found our site, based on posts to recent articles and commentary. Please note, pro-rights people will not be cowed by Lefstists, in the face of opposition, we stand strong. Many of us have stopped “turning the other cheek” and are making our voices heard.

Compromise is not an option any longer, time for the pro-rights suffrage movement. We need to vote out the anti-rights Leftists, make them pay at the ballot box.

Charlie
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Charlie

@Head the Call-up: You’re right about anti-gun comments here. I believe most of these comments are being posted by “left-wing trolls” who are members of gun-control groups whose purpose is to invade pro-gun sites to spread misinformation and derogatory remarks. These people are despicable!

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Heed and Charlie, Yep, this one is not the first with obviously wrong information, and an indignant tone.

Lee
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Lee

Governments, and other municipalities, have always had some form of gun regulation and laws. Anarchy in defense, medical services, teaching, or any other segment of a group within a group has never resulted in anything good. Even our American Revolution had rules, regulations, and laws. The problems for us is when we refuse to let a Municipality issue any kind of regulation because then the gun haters (unfortunately there are many more of them!) see us as crazy. An 18 year old in the Army is under constant supervision. An 18 year old without a father or mother is not… Read more »

WeKnowYoureAnAnti2APlant
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WeKnowYoureAnAnti2APlant

You’re an idiot.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@WKYAA2APlant, And an unlearned purveyor of untruth and irreleventia. A member of the Anti-Civil Rights Movement.

Lew Tripp
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Lew Tripp

And you are an a$$hole.

Tionico
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Tionico

Even our American Revolution had rules, regulations, and laws. Oh really? HOW much time have you spent researching that era? Not much. The “regulation” was the fact that local militias met for drill and training weekly. The “rules” about how could actually fight ware more suggestioins. Young men fourteen, even fourteen, were on the field as part of their militia. Some carried armes regularly, others only when others were hit and they’d take up THEIR weapons. Men “too old to fight” took to the field to do what they could…. some of them into their eighties, and quitted themselves in… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Tio, He reveals himself by his own writing. Do you suppose that he is afraid that we militiamen will make him drill with us at the city park someday?

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

The Negotiating Rights Away has a problem with the age of majority infringement but not the other infringements,I’m sure they will right the wrongs to the second amendment,Not.