Just saw this article in the Huffington Post– American’s Completely fictional Liberal Mouthpiece.
It is written by Leonard Steinhorn, a mentally challenged. In this article he claims the following:
It is legal in these states to bring loaded guns into gambling establishments, sporting events and restaurants that serve alcohol. It is legal in these states to carry weapons into stores and shopping malls, and in some cases even onto college campuses and into bars and houses of worship.
Oh my God. It is legal for people to do legal things with legal guns. I live in NH and I carry a gun everywhere except schools, courthouses, and the Post Office. Every where else guns are allowed. Private businesses are not allowed to ban guns. Guns have been allowed in Malls and Supermarkets and Bars and Places to Eat. We haven’t had any incidents. I am upset. New Hampshire should have made your list.
In all of these states, it is legal to shoot first and claim self-defense much the way George Zimmerman did with Trayvon Martin and hundreds of others have done in less publicized cases.
I think shooting people before they do anything is against the law everywhere. Also Mr Steinhorn, I don’t know where you get your facts because George Zimmerman shot the Punk Martin while Martin was slamming Zimmerman’s head repeatedly into the pavement. That’s not Stand Your Ground. That’s self defense. Martin couldn’t retreat because he was in the process of being killed by Trayvon Martin. Doesn’t matter how it started. What’s important was how it ended. Simple Self Defense legally everywhere.
And in all of these states, their background laws — if they even exist — are so full of loopholes that someone with a criminal record, a drug or drinking problem, or a history of mental illness can obtain a gun.
Federal laws require background checks for all gun sales sold by Federal Firearm’s Dealers. States can require all gun sales require a background check or they can allow private transfers of guns between gun owners. In my state, I am allowed to sell a long gun (rifle) to anyone in any state in a face to face transaction, as long as they are not a prohibited person. I demand to sell driver’s licenses and some sort of gun permit or I won’t sell. For Handguns I can only sell to people that live in the same state as myself, who I either know personally or if they have a NH Concealed Carry Permit. In any state, if you sell a gun to a criminal that is a Federal crime. In many states, if you sell a gun and that person commits a crime, then you may go to jail. Every gun owner I know refuses to sell to people to refuse to provide ID.
Most of the criminals that should not get guns get them from straw buyers. People who knowingly buy guns for criminals. You can increase the penalties for straw buyers ( I have no problem with that!) but It is impossible to know someone’s intent when buying a gun.
It’s no consolation that before many of these shooters pulled the trigger, they were once law-abiding citizens. That’s irrelevant. What’s relevant is that they were allowed to carry around and wield a lethal weapon, and because of that someone’s life was cut short. as much as we fear common criminals, we may face an even larger threat from citizens who are allowed to carry guns almost anywhere and anytime.
98% of the crimes committed with guns in this country are by people who have illegal guns. Law abiding citizens do not usually commit crimes.
The Sandy Hook Shooter and the Navy Yard shooter were individuals with mental illness in their past. Why then could the Navy Yard shooter buy a gun? And how could any background checks prevented the Sandy Hook shooter from stealing his mothers guns? (obtained with background check). Almost all gun owners don’t want mentally ill people from getting guns. We just don’t want the liberals to redefined mental illness to include:
- All ex-military
- People with ADHD or concentration issues
- Anyone who believes that the government is unjust
- Anyone who is prepping for the end of the world
- Anyone who is opposition to the Barrack Obama
It is time to stand up to the gun lobby and tell the states most in their thrall exactly what you think: I don’t feel safe in your state. Sign this petition and make your voice heard.
It’s not the “GUN LOBBY”. It’s the millions of Americans who believe that they have a god given right to defend themselves inside and outside of their homes. That this right was not created by the 2nd Amendment, but confirmed an existing right of any man.
In my state, they have tried to pass several anti-gun laws in the NH House of Representatives, a Democratic controlled venue, this term, and in the end they were shot down by a majority of Democrats. Democrats are running from Obamacare and they are running from Gun Control laws in most of the United States. Because they know, that in the next election, they will be losing everything as America solidly votes against their lies and slander with Healthcare and Guns the main topics.
And lastly, this Professor Steinhorn is living in a fantasy world. He hates guns so much, his diseased mind has created all of his talking points. None of them are true. I can’t believe this complete waste of a human being is allowed to teach kids. He should be put away in some mental institution and the key thrown away.