‘Recess Rally’ Weekend Looms; Antis Will Push for More Restrictions

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‘Recess Rally’ Weekend Looms; Antis Will Push for More Restrictions

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Gun control proponents across the country are planning “Recess Rallies” this weekend to press for more Second Amendment restrictions, with protests staged at or near local district offices of U.S. House or Senate members from Maine to Hawaii, and they’ll likely try to capitalize on the shootout in Philadelphia, although it represents what many believe is an example of the dismal failure of gun control laws.

A full schedule can be found here. The Recess Rallies are sponsored by the billionaire-backed Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and its offshoot, Students Demand Action.

For example, in the Pacific Northwest, a rally is slated in Portland, Ore., this Saturday and in Everett, Wash., this Sunday. Regardless of the location, such rallies often bring counter-protests by gun owners in defense of their right to keep and bear arms. Those gun owners provide an opposing view and remind the press that millions of law-abiding armed citizens have harmed nobody, and should not be penalized.

These rallies come on the heels of a report in the Washington Examiner that the House Judiciary Committee will consider new gun restrictions when it meets, according to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD). Democrats have been calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to “take up” House legislation, the newspaper reported.

The story noted that Hoyer had insisted that McConnell should ignore the National Rifle Association, asserting that “90-plus percent of Americans” want more gun control. Gun owners consistently complain that they are never included in surveys that reach this stunning statistic, and they view such data with skepticism.

“It takes no courage to put on the Senate floor a bill that is supported by 90-plus percent of Americans,” Hoyer said. “What takes courage is to look special interest groups in the eye and say enough is enough.”

Fine, gun owners contend all over social media; tell elitist-financed gun control groups that they’ve gone too far, they have eroded the Second Amendment enough. It’s time to turn things around they contend and, as Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb has repeatedly observed, “make the Second Amendment great again.”

On their website, the “Recess Rally” sponsors declare, “This August, as the Senate is back home for recess, gun sense activists are keeping the fight close to home by showing up to our senators' district offices to demand action on passing background checks on all gun sales and a strong Red Flag law.”

However, writing at Fox News, Judge Andrew Napolitano turns thumbs down on the “red flag” concept, reminding readers that such laws go against the grain of innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Only then, he says, can someone be deprived of their rights.

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Gun confiscation under 'red flag' laws is unconstitutional
Judge Andrew Napolitano: Gun confiscation under ‘red flag' laws is unconstitutional

Critics argue that “red flag” laws allow gun seizures without the benefit of trial, based on the presumption that a gun owner poses a threat to himself/herself or others. Long story short, the disarmed citizen, having committed no crime, is still considered guilty until he/she proves their innocence.

“The ‘might happen’ standard of ‘red flag’ laws violates this basic principle,” Napolitano explains. “The same Supreme Court case also reflects the Kentucky long gun lesson. The people are entitled to own and possess the same arms as the government; for the same reason as the colonists did — to fight off tyrants should they seize liberty or property.”

What this weekend’s protestors apparently have chosen to overlook is the potential for abuse by government, which the Bill of Rights is supposed to prevent.

Napolitano offers this warning: “If the government can impair Second Amendment-protected liberties on the basis of what a person might do — as opposed to what a person actually did do — to show that it is doing something in response to a public clamor, then no liberty in America is safe.”

And then he concludes by asking, “Which liberty will the government infringe upon next?”


About Dave WorkmanDave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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    Will
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    JOIN GOA ! “THE ONLY NO-COMPROMISE GUN LOBBY IN WASHINGTON” !

    MICHAEL J
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    MICHAEL J

    When did the Bill of Rights become the list of suggestions? Answer: When democrats decided it for you. None of these vipers have any idea of what the Constitution stands for and it’s high time to remove politicians who violate their oath of office and ban them instead of guns.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Michael J, Actually it was Justices like Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr when he asserted that the peoples Rights must be balanced against the interests of the state, and famously “You don’t have the Right to shout Fire in a crowded theatre.” Holmes could not stand the though of the common man being an equal to him before the law. And he was wrong about shouting fire. You have the Right, but are responsible for ALL of the damage you cause.

    Country Boy
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    Country Boy

    no, the dems know exactly what the Bill of Rights and US Constitution says and means….that’swhy they want/believe they have to do away with it….it won’t allow the dems to become the tyrants they so badly want to be. Never forget that.

    Arizona Don
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    Arizona Don

    Any law promoting or approving any gun confiscation could and very likely would cause an armed conflict within the United States of America whether the second amendment is in place or removed somehow. If or when it was attempted to be enforced. At this point the second amendment remaining in place intact is inconsequential. American will just not comply to any law requiring them to give up their firearms. However we do all know that is their goal. However, it is about time all Americans learn why the second amendment was put in place as number two in the Bill… Read more »

    Will
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    Will

    @AZ,wouldn’t you feel kind of sorry for the poor pitiful bastards that tried to confiscate our legally purchased,owned firearms ? Nope,I wouldn’t ! With the hundreds of millions of firearms in circulation,and millions of law abiding firearms owners,confiscation will never happen !

    Renov8
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    Renov8

    “Reason” seems to be the underlying difference between those who want to keep and bear arms and those who are willing to over look it in order to take away our gun rights. Any judge can argue for a position and come up with an argument for said position, even if it fundamentally violates what we have codified in our Bill of Rights. We are seeing this occur now and have been for some time. We need to stop the process which has been slowly eroding our rights and sensibilities. Trump might not be doing all the things we would… Read more »

    Morrigan
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    Morrigan

    According to the LibProgs who constantly tell me what my life choices should be an even bigger threat to humanity than private ownership of a firearm they don’t like is the pending death of the planet due to carbon emissions.
    If they were sincere about their concern they should consider a ban on those private multi-engine jets they buzz around in since they are far more dangerous than anyone’s AR15.

    I would vote for it. Nobody NEEDS a private multi-engine jet. We have lots of airlines.

    CEMinMO
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    CEMinMO

    If they were able to truly succeed in removing CO2 from the atmosphere to any supposedly “meaningful” degree, THEY would be the ones “killing the planet.” NO crops, NO forests, NO food for any animals that we could eat. Death of all complex organisms on earth would not take very long. Weeks at most. That is the ultimate goal of many of them. As with disarmament, my response would be, “you first.”

    Stripeseven
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    Stripeseven

    With surgical precision they intend to usurp our rights, make what so many have died for in the name of freedom meaningless, and to trash the Constitution. Freedom is directly in the crosshairs of the enemies that seek to destroy America.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Stripe, we have to keep winning elections.

    Will
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    Will

    @Stripseven,as long as it’s just talk thats one thing. When the talking stops,..it’s on !

    Mac
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    Mac

    Stupid is as stupid does!

    pieslapper
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    pieslapper

    Trump is a tyrant! Trump is a racist, homophobic, nazi bigot, dictator! Let’s give all the guns to the government of Trump so we’ll be safe! The cognitive dissonance on the left is deafening.

    Jonesy
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    Jonesy

    You would prefer Mattress Girl Harris or Fauxahauntas ?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    We want Pocahonkie! We want Pocahonkie!

    Ej harbet
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    Ej harbet

    Urrah kamalatoe hairy:D

    Arizona Don
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    President Trump is perhaps the best president America has seen since Lincoln or maybe even Washington. He made many campaign promises and if it were not for the so called democrats interference’s and a couple RINO’s he may have fulfilled them all by now. However, he has done more for America and Americans right now then most presidents do in two terms. You do not know that because you do not have actual news you get nothing but one sided opinion from MSNBC and or CNN along with the other MSM fake news. Have a nice day if that is… Read more »

    Tionico
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    WHY does everyone bow down and venerate that former corporate railroad lawyer who wilfully led us down the path of ignoring the Constitution’s clear limits on FedGov, invading a sovereign foregn nation on a false pretense? It was that LIncoln ripped the Constitutional limits door right off the hinges and ushered in a radical shift from a group of sovereign states each managing their own particulars to an overarching and all controlling, massive and growing like a cancer FedGov poking into dozens, perhaps hundreds, of areas it never had any authority to meddle……. Take a trip down the long list… Read more »

    Will
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    Will

    @AD,off topic, but I’ve never understood what made Lincoln such a great president ! I’m all ears !

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    Only if I get a battalion, again!

    Ej harbet
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    Ej harbet

    I’m easy to please.give me a new selectfire rpk 7.62×39 and 10 of the Bosnian 60rd coffin mags.bob the barrel to 14 inch and thread for suppressor.and a nice bradley ride to the party would be nice.

    Will
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    Will

    @pie,are you just naturally this ignorant,or is it something you really work at ?

    Heed the Call-up
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    Heed the Call-up

    Re-read his post, he was actually arguing against his initial statements, ridiculing the Leftists.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Will, I am afraid that we will never hear from Piehole again because he has used up the list of words that he can spell.

    Will
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    Will

    @WB,I guess that happens when you have a very limited vocabulary.

    Will
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    Will

    @WB,you’re right.Pie is gone like the wind.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @piehole, Piehole is a would be tyrant! Piehole is a racist, homophobic (not really a word), Nazi, bigot, dictator! See how easy is is I made all those allegations without even meeting you.
    What is your evidence? What incidents are you referring to?

    Deplorable Bill
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    Deplorable Bill

    According to GOD Almighty and further, verified and written into the constitution, the amendments and the bill of rights, everyone of proper age and of sound mind (and not in jail or the loony farm) has the right to keep and bare arms. Our founding fathers wrote this into law because they knew that governments, over time, tend to overreach and infringe upon the rights and freedoms of the people. They had vast experience in that regard, they had to deal with England and king George, a tyrant in his own right. The colonies were not much more than organized… Read more »

    Arizona Don
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    Arizona Don

    I took that same oath. It never expires and as long as I can walk I will defend my country as my oath requires.

    Will
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    Will

    @AZ Don,right on brother,me too ! No expiration date on that !

    Heed the Call-up
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    Heed the Call-up

    Where in the 2A does it state that one is required to be of sound mind or not in jail to have the RKBA. I must have somehow missed those words in the 2A, wherein it states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Citation, https://constitution.findlaw.com/amendment2.html

    Green Mtn. Boy
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    Green Mtn. Boy

    Not a judge but I can and have read the U S Constitution and
    as Red Flag/GVRO’s violate the 4 th. and 6 th. amendments and are thus un Constitutional.

    TheRevelator
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    TheRevelator

    Do not forget the 5th(due process and ex post facto),7th(violation of eight to trial by jury), and 9th.

    A case could also be made for the 8th, as restriction of rights and or forfeiture of property would fall under the realm of excessive punishments or fines when an individual has not been convicted of a crime.

    So out of the 10 Amendments, red flag laws violate at leas 7, if not 8 of the amendments which make up the Bill of Rights.

    Wild Bill
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    @Gentlemen, Yes, let the libtards waste their energy, patience, and treasure on pursuing that red herring.