No, really. Hillary said it, and said it well: “It’s not much of a right if it is totally limited and constrained.”
Of course, she wasn’t talking about any right actually, y’know, mentioned in the Constitution.
The Mariana Islands are a US controlled territory often forgotten, but now they have everyone’s attention. This small set of islands far off in the Pacific ocean passed a Senate Bill which is drawing a lot of criticism. As of April 11th, all new handgun sales are subject to a $1,000.00 tax. The governor of the islands, Ralph Torres, has since defended his position on passing the bill, and even suggested that this could be a model for others (referring to states in the U.S.).
This act has many repercussions for the residents of the Mariana Islands and us in the United States. For those on the islands, it essentially strips away the ability to buy a firearm. It makes purchasing a handgun a rich man’s game. You can no longer buy a Hi-Point out-the-door for $200. Now it’s $1,200! Many view it as economic discrimination. If you can’t pay the outrageous tax then you’ll have to find other means to defend yourself and your family.
Well, that’s okay, right? I mean, as long as rich liberals and politicians can afford to keep their armed bodyguards and all, that’s all that really matters here. After all, their lives are far more important and worth defending than yours will ever be. Meanwhile, in another province of an authoritarian tyranny:
Jamie Warren’s 4-year-old daughter looks forward to a music class at KRESA’s West Campus–a class parents are required to attend.
Warren’s husband sat in on the class.
“I think he attended two or three sessions before anyone noticed that he was carrying a gun,” she said.
By law, Warren’s husband can open carry his gun.
“Schools are gun free zones, and they tend to be targeted for mass shootings. He feels that he’s keeping her safer by carrying and having the ability to protect her,” she said.
But some parents at KRESA’s West Campus say no.
“This is not the way we live in a civilized society,” one parent said.
“There’s several hundred students over there and many of their parents have expressed very significant concerns and very frankly, anger towards us for doing this and I thought well, I’ve gotta respect their rights, respect the rights of the parents of children who have been traumatized possibly by violent situations,” he said.
But Warren says her family’s rights have now been violated.
“When he decided to not break the law, they began the process of bullying him. She saw him treated like a criminal for carrying the letter of the law,” Warren said.
I think that’s a good thing. Now the little girl won’t ever make any mistakes about what kind of country she actually lives in, no matter how much “land of the free, home of the brave” horseshit she has rammed down her throat every Fourth of July.