Rat Your Kid Out or Rat Yourself Out Act

A St. Louis County, Missouri State legislator has proposed the following legislation, SB 124 AKA the Rat Your Kid Out or Rat Yourself Out Act:

Among the key provisions of the Act:

1.This act creates the offense of failing to stop illegal firearm possession. A person commits the offense if he or she is the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 18, he or she knows the child possesses a firearm in violation of the law, and he or she fails to stop the possession or report it to law enforcement.

2.This act also creates the offense of negligent storage of a firearm. A parent or guardian of a child under the age of 18 commits the offense by recklessly storing or leaving a firearm in a manner that is likely to result in the child accessing the firearm if the child obtains access to the firearm and unlawfully carries it to school, kills or injures another person with it, or commits a crime with it.

3.This act requires a parent or guardian to notify a school district, or the governing body of a private or charter school, that he or she owns a firearm within 30 days of enrolling the child in school or becoming the owner of a firearm.

via Articles: The Missouri ‘Rat Your Kid Out or Rat Yourself Out’ Act


Oops…Police in New York to Become Criminals under Hastily Passed Gun Law

Seal of the State of New YorkOops…Police in New York to become criminals under hastily passed gun law…maybe the politicians don’t believe the police should be able to defend themselves either…

A troubling oversight has been found within New York State’s sweeping new gun laws.  The ban on having high-capacity magazines, as it’s written, would also include law enforcement officers.  Magazines with more than seven rounds will be illegal under the new law when that part takes effect in March.

As the statute is currently written, it does not exempt law enforcement officers.

via Additions to be made to gun laws for law enforcement | 7online.com

Another Bad Idea From Chicago – Retrofitting All Guns with GPS

Yet another bad idea from Chicago…

GPS Gun TrackingA South Side alderman is asking for City Council hearings on an unorthodox gun control measure that would allow for GPS tracking of firearms…Willie Cochran (20th), a former police officer, has suggested that global positioning system chips be embedded in new guns, and retrofitted on existing firearms, so they could be located if they go missing.

…Cochran has introduced a resolution asking the Committee on Public Safety to hold hearings to receive testimony on the matter. A Massachusetts state senator from Boston has been pushing a similar measure in that state.

Cochran acknowledged it might be expensive to install GPS chips on current and future firearms, but not as expensive as the cost of gun violence to society.

As for the privacy of gun owners who could be tracked with the GPS chips in their guns, Cochran said, “safety is … a much more important issue than is privacy.”

via Alderman Suggests Requiring GPS Devices On All Guns « CBS Chicago

Why are so many government officials enamored with the idea of the rest of us trading in our privacy, self reliance and ability to defend ourselves for a false perception of safety?  Are they tyrants in waiting, stupid or something else?  Please, not another bad idea from Chicago!


Whole Foods on Fascism – Today’s Quote

Technically speaking, it’s more like fascism. Socialism is where the government owns the means of production. In fascism, the government doesn’t own the means of production, but they do control it — and that’s what’s happening with our health care programs and these reforms.

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey via CEO of Major Corportation Calls Obamacare ‘Fascism’ discussing the Affordable Care Act AKA Obamacare

Andrew’s Note:  Mackey is just describing Phase I of healthcare reform.  Phase I, the Affordable Care Act is designed to bankrupt the health insurance industry, Phase II is government takeover of the health insurance which will lead to Phase III, government control of health care…now that’s socialism.

Daniels on Private Gun Ownership – Today’s Quote

Charlie DanielsWhen the Supreme Court, or any other court for that matter, makes a ruling in a case they first look for precedent, in other words to see if there has been a court decision rendered on the same subject in the past and usually defer to the old decision in ruling on the case.

The greatest teacher in life is experience; it only takes one time of burning your fingers on a hot stove to know that you never want to touch another one.

The next greatest teacher is observation, paying attention to someone else’s experiences and profiting from their wins and losses, trials and errors.

In my generation I have seen the rise and fall off fascism, communism, different experiments in socialism and the kind of downright social and fiscal foolishness that leads to what has recently happened in Greece.

There is an old saying that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

There is at this time a huge debate in our nation about the private ownership of firearms. The president and the anti gun crowd claim they do not want to do away with private ownership, that they only want to modify the existing laws having to do with assault weapons -which can be construed as anything in your gun cabinet of any heavy caliber – and clips for semiautomatic weapons holding more than 10 bullets.

I submit to you that what is going on here is the first assault on private gun ownership

Charlie Daniels via Precedent Teaches Us The Left Really Wants ALL Our Guns

Olson on Honest Taxpayers – Today’s Quote

The existing tax code makes compliance difficult, requiring taxpayers to devote excessive time to preparing and filing their returns… and it undermines trust in the system by creating an impression that many taxpayers are not compliant, thereby reducing the incentives that honest taxpayers feel to comply.

Nina Olson via Watchdog calls tax code ‘unconscionable burden,’ asks Congress to reform system

Proposal to Repeal the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution Submitted

“H.J.Res.15 – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.”  via H.J.Res.15 – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President. | Congress.gov | Library of Congress.

Andrew’s Note:  Not likely to happen at this point but a scary topic nonetheless…repeal the 22nd Amendment…heck NO!  It takes the approval of both houses of Congress and 3/4 of the States to repeal a Constitutional Amendment.  The 22nd Amendment was created after a bout with a multi-election winning socialist administration. I think it’s a good idea to keep any single individual from amassing too much power in our Republic.

Biden on the American Public – Today’s Quote

…the vice president indicated that there was a very short timeline for him to get back to the president with his recommendations because the American public has a short memory.

Sheriff Richard Stanek, president of the Major County Sheriffs’ Association paraphrasing Vice President Joe Biden on rushing through gun control legislation via White House weighs broad gun-control agenda in wake of Newtown shootings – The Washington Post.

Andrew’s Note:  Reminds me of a quote from another former Administration Official, former White House Chief of Staff and current Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel who said “never let a serious crisis go to waste.”  Incidentally, Chicago’s extremely restrictive firearms laws are being considered by some as a model for the nation…the same city that has a horrendous violent crime problem because gun control only disarms the law abiding.

Boyle on 41:1 – Today’s Quote

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the last-minute fiscal cliff deal reached by congressional leaders and President Barack Obama cuts only $15 billion in spending while increasing tax revenues by $620 billion—a 41:1 ratio of tax increases to spending cuts.

Matthew Boyle via Fiscal Cliff Deal: $1 in Spending Cuts for Every $41 in Tax Increases.

Schiff on Serfdom – Today’s Quote

First of all, I’m in the top two percent.  Right now, I’m paying 45% of my total income in income taxes, both to the state of Connecticut and to the federal government, and if you take the 3% Medicare tax.  After the tax hikes go into effect next year, more than half — more than half of my total income is going to go to the government.  You tell me, what’s fair about that when medieval serfs pay 25%, I’m paying half? I don’t care what the majority voted to do, they don’t have a right to steal my money just because they vote for it.

Peter Schiff via Majority Doesn’t “Have A Right To Steal My Money Just Because They Voted For It” | RealClearPolitics.

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