Preparedness Notes for Friday – November 30, 2018

During a White House ceremony attended by James S. Brady, President Bill Clinton signed the Brady handgun-control bill into law. Once again, the U.S. government violated the God-given rights outlined in the U.S. Constitution by requiring a five day waiting period before the purchase could proceed. During the waiting period, the authorities were tasked with performing background checks and either approving or rejecting the purchase.

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  1. Timing:
    The shooter has just been given approval to move out of his moms house and have room mates. After all he only tried to kill Reagan. Maybe Jodi Foster would take him in as a room mate. But never let a crises go to waste.

  2. “During the waiting period, the authorities were tasked with performing background checks and either approving or rejecting the purchase.”

    What could go wrong?

  3. Once again “law-abiding” gun owners dutifully lined up to obey the law.

    What ever happened to the spirit of civil disobedience in fUSA? Oh, that’s right, it was co-opted by Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

    All the while the “patriots” sit, wring their hands, and worry about “the moral high ground”. We have the “moral high ground”. Its the government who has been attacking liberty and the very people themselves, oh, since at least 1866.

    IMHO, one of the reasons the criminal elite in DC pass unlawful statutes is because they know the majority of people will obey them. If the criminal elite have the obedience of the people, they can destroy all the liberty they want.

    Sad that.

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