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Another Gun Grab Scheme From Newark Mayor

January 28, 2013 by  

Another Gun Grab Scheme From Newark Mayor
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It’s no secret that Newark, N.J., Mayor Corey Booker is a fan of disarming residents of his community with gun buyback gimmicks wherein the city pays desperate people with gas cards and groceries in return for their legal firearms.

Now, the mayor has begun a scheme to hustle jewelry made from shell casings to fund the buybacks. Booker has teamed up with a company called Jewelry With A Cause to produce steel and brass bracelets made with shell casings and guns seized by Newark police officers.

The company promises of the “Caliber Collection” on its website:

The Caliber Collection is made up of metal from 250 guns and bullet casings seized by the Newark Police Department. The result is a series of pieces that embody the gun’s transformation from a destructive weapon to a powerful symbol of renewal. A portion of the proceeds from each sale is used to fund future Gun Buyback Amnesty programs in Newark. It is our hope that this will be a model that we can roll out in other cities across the nation.

Each of the pieces, which range in price from $150 to $375, is stamped with the city’s name as well as the firearm to which it was related.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • CZ52

    ” A portion of the proceeds from each sale is used to fund future Gun Buyback Amnesty programs in Newark.”

    You will notice it says a portion will go back into the buyback program but does not say what the rest of the money will be used for. If YOU assume that the buyback programs make perfect sense then 100% of the proceeds over and above the actual cost of making the jewlery should go back into the program.

    • Vicki

      Considering how RICO works “guns seized != guns used by criminals during the commission of a crime.

      • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.98892 Benjamin Fox

        The stupid part is those selling the guns probably stole them to begin with. They will go out and steal more but, always keep one for themselves to rob in the future.

    • Robert Smith

      “” A portion of the proceeds from each sale is used to fund future Gun Buyback Amnesty programs in Newark.””

      It’s capitalism. Nobody is forced to comply or participate.

      Isn’t that what the extreme right is all about?

      Rob

      • James Andrews

        [comment has been edited] Capitalsim isn’t the issue at hand-the issue at hand are all of the unc Constitutional laws that the nazi like state of New Jersey has on their books, which truly violate the Bill of Rights, and leave innocent, law abiding civilians unable to lawfully be able to defend themselves against armed thugs and gangsters. Thank God I was able to escape from that hell hole, many years ago. At least I still have rights here where I live, including concealed carry rights.

      • http://tigrebleau.wordpress.com tigrebleau

        Capitalism is what everyone, not just the “extreme right”, should be about. You get paid according to the value you produce; you pay according to the value you consume. That’s “fair share”.

      • phideaux

        RS is just trying to deflect the conversation away from the gun buyback program.

      • Vicki

        Robert Smith says:
        ” A portion of the proceeds from each sale is used to fund future Gun Buyback Amnesty programs in Newark.””

        It’s capitalism. Nobody is forced to comply or participate.

        Ummm… do you know what the word “seized” means?

        Your claim of capitalism more closely resembles the business of fencing stolen goods.

    • ranger09

      Wonder how much money Booker is making off this stupid idea, But stupid people will buy this junk.

      • phideaux

        Most likely that is the reason he does not say what the rest of the money not going back into the buyback program is being used for, he doesn’t want the general public to know what his “commission” is.

  • Harold Olsen

    Here in Seattle, over the weekend, the Seattle police instituted a gun buy-back event. The second since the 90′s. I guess you could say it was successful since they had to quit earlier than expected. Not everyone who attended was there to sell guns back to the cops. Some were there to buy guns from people who were willing to sell. The media vilified these buyers but included them on the number of guns being “taken off the street” even though they were still in private hands, making the gun buy-back sound more successful than it was. One person who sold his guns to an individual rather than to the police, justified it by saying he sold his guns to the person who gave him the better deal and it wasn’t the cops. The media vilified people who sold to individuals as well. Obviously, the media coverage for this was very biased, as usual.

    • Robert Smith

      “One person who sold his guns to an individual rather than to the police, justified it by saying he sold his guns to the person who gave him the better deal and it wasn’t the cops. ”

      Isn’t that what the extreme right wants? Capitalism!

      In fact, as long as the buyer isn’t a crook or nut (IOW, a background check) I think it’s great that individuals were brought together to do business.

      Rob

      • http://itsootsme.wordpress.com sootsme

        In the good old days, felons were returned their guns along with their horse and a bit of cash, and their account was square. On the other hand, not nearly so many of them made it as far as the prison, given that justice was handled on a more local, more realistic basis.

      • Jana

        Robert,
        You keep saying the word EXTREME when you say Right. We are the Right, opposite of the Left.
        Yes, Capitalism is what the Right believes in. The Right has always been right of the Left, however recently the Left have moved even more to the left leaving the Right behind.
        So Robert are you claiming to be an EXTREME or RADICAL Leftist?

      • Robert Smith

        Nope. I’m a Goldwater Republican. The party has left me and what Goldwater stood for.

        Rob

      • Jana

        Well, the Republican Party went off and left me too. Now I consider myself a Conservative.

  • JimH

    A gun buy back at least is voluntary.(unlike what some propose should happen)
    It’s useless, because the ones turning in their guns aren’t the ones you have to worry about. Just another politition wasteing money to show uninformed peope,”they care”.

    • Robert Smith

      From JimH: “Just another politition wasteing money to show uninformed peope,”they care”.”

      If they really cared about their citizens why not sponsor a gun show where the participants buying VOLUNTARILY have a background check. I think it would be a great fund raiser (for fire arms education I’d hope) and the guns are transferred among folks who get a few bucks and the guns theoriticaly won’t wind up on the street.

      Rob

      • JeffH

        ~300 MILLION AMERICANS DID NOT ASSAULT ANYONE USING ANY FIREARM.

        ~300 MILLION Americans DIDN’T SHOOT anyone AT ALL. Not even by accident.

        Join us in telling them to STOP PUNISHING THE INNOCENT

        STOP IT

        STOP IT NOW

      • JimH

        Hi Rob, I can’t speak for the other 49 states, but in Illinios, there is a direct line to the Illinios State Police to do an immediate background check on the potential buyer.
        A fund raiser for a firearms safety course would be a positive thing.
        If the polititions really cared.
        As a side note, the prices at the gunshows in this area aren’t any less expensive as the local sporting goods store. I prefer to support local business, than a traveling dealer.
        If there is a problem I can find the local store easier than I can find that dealer.

      • Robert Smith

        “I can’t speak for the other 49 states, but in Illinios, there is a direct line to the Illinios State Police to do an immediate background check on the potential buyer.”

        Understood and I think that is a good thing. Part of Obama’s plan is to assure that ALL dealers around America have the same kind of easy access with standards for reporting. I don’t have a problem with that. Sadly the NRA just doesn’t want it.

        Strange how the republican party wants minorities to have ID cards but they don’t want their own ID checked to see if it’s OK for them to buy a gun. Seems like another double standard to me.

        Rob

      • CZ52

        ” Part of Obama’s plan is to assure that ALL dealers around America have the same kind of easy access with standards for reporting.”

        All licensed dealers have the same easy access now using the same standards.

      • JimH

        Hi Rob, It does seem the Dem party wants law abiding people to be checked when they buy a firearm but don’t want ID’s checked when it comes to elections.
        Those double standards.
        I don’t get the minority part of your statement. I thought it meant all voters.
        Or are we talking “illegal immigrants” showing who they are?

  • http://Yahoo Dan

    Before you decide pro or con on gun control look up The Battle of Athens, Tenn. Then tell me what you think.

  • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing WTS/JAY

    Imagine that instead of guns, the police decided, for whatever strange reason, to buy back sneakers. The idea of a gun buyback is to reduce the supply of guns. Do you think that a sneaker buyback program would reduce the number of people wearing sneakers? Of course not.

    All that would happen is that people would reach into the back of their closet and sell the police a bunch of old, tired, stinky sneakers.

    Gun buybacks won’t reduce the number of guns. In fact, buybacks may increase the number of guns.

    Imagine that gun dealers offered a guarantee with every gun: Whenever this gun gets old and wears down, the dealer will buy back the gun for $250.

    The dealer’s guarantee makes guns more valuable, so people will buy more guns.

    But the story is exactly the same when it’s the police offering the guarantee. If buyers know that they can sell their old guns in a buyback, they are more likely to buy new guns. Thus the more common that gun buybacks become, the more likely they are to misfire….

    The guns bought in this buyback are destined to be melted down to create a monument. This monument will be the only lasting effect of the buyback.

  • eddie47d

    How silly of all these people turning in all these weapons for an even sillier brass ring. Who needs a good luck charm when they can carry a killing piece around. The trade just doesn’t seem to be a fair deal! Although the brass ring will take up less room in your pocket or on the dresser some just need that extra manhood in their lives.

    • JeffH

      There are many powerfull people in and out of our government that would like nothig more than to take every gun away from every law abiding citizen. You are believing what the anti-gun lobbyists are telling you.

      Obama, Feinstein, Bloomberg, Brady, Schumer, Cuomo, Emmanuel et al would like nothing more than to remove all guns from public use. Yes, that’s right, “ALL” guns…except their own guns.

      It’s not about saving “the children”.
      It’s not about reducing homicides.
      It’s not about reducing violence.
      It’s all about the politics of control…control of an unarmed citizenry.

      There are at least 100,000,000+- reasons why there isn’t a frontal push for full scale gun confiscation. Feinstein and Obama know this. They will slowly chip away at the 2nd Amendment thru “common sense” gun regulations until they have such an advantage that they can openly confiscate every law abiding citizens gun. When that happens only the government, the eletists and the criminals will have guns leaving the rest of us defensless to do anything about it.

      ~300 MILLION AMERICANS DID NOT ASSAULT ANYONE USING ANY FIREARM.

      ~300 MILLION Americans DIDN’T SHOOT anyone AT ALL. Not even by accident.

      Join us in telling them to STOP PUNISHING THE INNOCENT

      STOP IT

      STOP IT NOW

    • ranger09

      EDDIE, You fit in very well with the Justice System we have, Just look at all the lifers in jail WE the people have to support, Any man or Women in for life is nothing but a burden on the American taxpayer, Anyone that deserves a life sen should be given the death penalty, But even then it would take 10-20 yrs for justice to be served. I kind of like the old ways Swift Justice and Punishment. Arabs have a real good system, And dont cost much money, But justice is swift.

    • Hedgehog

      Thanks Eddie, I had entirely the wrong idea about the ring buyback thing. I thought that the rings were neck sized and would be locked or welded around the person’s neck, silly me! Of course that might work if the rings were personalized with the person’s name, like Rex or Fido, or perhaps an inspirational message, like “massah loves you!”

    • Buster the Anatolian

      I see where the feds are now calling the AR-15/M-16 weapons platform a personal defence weapon .

      http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/26/if-assault-weapons-are-bad-why-does-the-dhs-want-to-buy-7000-of-them-for-personal-defense/

      • JeffH

        Well, the ignorant mass of anti-gun nuts have been led to believe that an AR-15 is an assault rifle.

        By whom you may ask? The MSM and antigun politicians and every anti-gun group that wants to destroy the Constitution and the 2nd. Amendment and disarm lawfull gun owners.

        Always remember that ~300 MILLION AMERICANS DID NOT ASSAULT ANYONE USING ANY FIREARM.

        ~300 MILLION Americans DIDN’T SHOOT anyone AT ALL. Not even by accident.

        Join us in telling them to STOP PUNISHING THE INNOCENT

        STOP IT

        STOP IT NOW

        Support the NRA, GOA, SAF and all organizations that are dedicated to protect your Constitutional rights and the 2nd. Amendment.

      • Jana

        Yes, for the general public they are assault weapons, but for themselves they are personal defense weapons.
        But oh yes, they are privileged, they work for the Government we do not, ha, we just ARE the government. By the people for the people ………..

    • eddie47d

      How’s that War on Drugs working out for you Ranger? Most in prison are in there for drug use and even they get life sentences because of Conservative laws. You know those 3 strike laws where if you sell drugs 3 times your a goner. Where they won’t rehabilitate you for $10-20 thousand in one year but will imprison you for $30 thousand a year for life. The math doesn’t add up. Nice of you to endorse the “the Arab way” so maybe you ought to go into the sword or guillotine business slick!.

    • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing WTS/JAY

      eddie: Although the brass ring will take up less room in your pocket or on the dresser some just need that extra manhood in their lives.

      No doubt Dianne Feinstein, with permit to carry, would agree with you, eddie. In her case, she just needs that extra womanhood in her life.

  • James Webb

    I would like to see a comparison of alcohol involved vehicle accident deaths and Gun deaths. Same with hard drugs. Same with Hospital deaths. Guns are rather embedded in many citizens culture that any attack on their ownership could be like prohibition and drug wars. Failures. At least various attacks involve “buy outs” and not confication.

    • bob

      Here’s a couple you can relate too.

      For every gun death in the U.S. including the 70% that are suicides 10 people die from forgetting to take their heart medication.

      For every gun death in America 1,000 babies are killed by abortion.

      Since 1950 every gun killing where 3 or more were killed, with only one exception in Tucson last year with Congresswoman Gifford they happened in places citizens were denied their firearms.

      Semi-Automatic Assault Rifle, Saturday Night Special, Plastic Gun, Cop Killing Gun, Cop Killing Bullets, Semi-Automatic Assualt Pistol. All these names were made up in the back room of the Brady Center to scare the ignorant out of their money. It takes a lot of donations when a none profit organization’s founder takes $900,000 a year off the top to support the lavish life style she is a custom

    • http://itsootsme.wordpress.com sootsme

      Same with abortions…

      • http://itsootsme.wordpress.com sootsme

        This was supposed to go with the comparison of causes of deaths…

  • American 1st

    I hope everyone will comment on John McCain, Rubio & Jim DeMint joining up with the Democrats to convert 11+ Million Illegal Aliens to Legal Citizens. This would add 11+ Million voters to the Democrat rolls. Think our Social Security system is strained now? Make 11+ Million more people eligible, even if they haven’t paid into it.

    Comment on:

    http://teapartyorg.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=4301673%3ATopic%3A1265923&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic

    • Robert Smith

      Reagan set the example for amnesty.

      Rob

      • Opal the Gem

        Reagan had a promise from the democrats (broken as soon as he signed the bill) to streigthen the border security to the point that illegal immigration would slow to a crawl.

      • Robert Smith

        And we all know how Bush didn’t do much either.

        What’s your point?

        Rob

      • Jana

        Robert,
        No President has so far. They are working on a bi-partisan deal now, if it goes far enough.

  • bob

    I know of no better place to sell off my weapons that have had their rifling’s shot out of them. There is nothing more satisfying that taking money from gun grabbers in exchange for a paper weight or a door stop. It also works on guns needing more parts that they are worth and since most touchy feely Liberals offer the old ‘guns being turned in will not be traced’ line it gives the violent offenders a way to rid himself of incriminating evidence while making an honest dollar for once in his life of crime.

    And who in their right mind would sell someone an RG revolver if they thought for a second the buyer would try to put a round throgh it?

    • Don

      Hey, bob, instead of wasting what was a very good rifle because the rifling is gone, all you have to do is find a gunsmith.He’ll drill out the old rifling out and press a tube in with good rifling. why waste a good gun.

    • http://tigrebleau.wordpress.com tigrebleau

      Bob: you made me laugh. Year ago I turned in a 20-year old RG .22 that had earned the sobriquet “Rotten Gun”. I also turned in a Jennings .25 and a Davis .25. All were legal, all were horrible and put your hand at risk any time they were fired. I used the $300 proceeds to buy a Ruger P85 that still shoots well and accurately.

  • ibcamn

    What this is somewhat about is actually the police trying to desensitize the public and train police to think this is a good thing!and yes to get legal guns and or illegal guns,some weapons that are legal may be taken by the police themselves and not destroyed!?!who knows!maybe they want some guns to take a ballistics test on?(when i had my accident in Nevada years ago,[on my bike]had my pistol and the police took it,illegally,and didn’t want to return it to me after i got out of hospital)i found out later they ran a ballistics test on it and didn’t find anything but were keeping it just in case something can up later!WTF?i had to hang around,i live in Wisconsin,for several days till i actually caught the chief of police off guard and he finally had to give me back my pistol(with my lawyer on phone)at a time consuming pace!{he had told me he was in a hurry earlier}so maybe the police want to find crooks the easy way or get some guns for nothing or at tax payer money?.i still think it’s to desensitize us to this thing happening to us!(a soft form of a gun grab when people are down and out)….

  • JeffH

    Some comments about the idea that gun confiscation could never happen here in America. It can and has happened.

    The Untold Story of Gun Confiscation After Katrina
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-taU9d26wT4

    You have seen this brand of abuse of freedom in the history books in the pages about days of gun confiscations leading to the terror of Stalin, Mao and Hitler. But you have never in a million years think it could happen in America.
    Well, it can and it did. And it will happen again unless we take action today.
    New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Police Superintendent P. Eddie Compass unleashed a wave of confiscations with these chilling words: “No one will be able to be armed. We will take all weapons. Only law enforcement will be allowed to have guns.”

    Thousands of firearms were then confiscated from law-abiding gun owners. The police gave no paperwork or receipts for those guns. They just stormed in and seized them.

    Please listen to the story of Marie Galadis, a Baptist Minister, who was left alone to face roving bands of looters, robbers and murderers.

    You never saw this footage and you never will see it on ABC, NBC or CBS. You never will see the photos or read about these crimes in The New York Times, The Washington Post or any of the major dailies.

    The anti-gun media does not want you to see it because it will prove that everything they have been saying about how politicians and bureaucrats can be trusted to protect your Second Amendment rights IS A LIE.

    Brutally Disarmed – Take a look at the unbelievable violence caught by Fox News when police entered the residence of Patricia Konie, and demanded that she evacuate her home.
    You will see them body-slam this tiny woman into a wall, sending dishes flying, then confiscate her firearm and drag her from her home.

    Worst of all, Patricia’s gun is still locked away in Mayor Ray Nagin’s trailers. And just recently, Patricia was robbed in her home! For Patricia and every other gun owner, we need to fight back NOW.

    Realize that ~300 MILLION AMERICANS DID NOT ASSAULT ANYONE USING ANY FIREARM.

    ~300 MILLION Americans DIDN’T SHOOT anyone AT ALL. Not even by accident.

    Join us in telling them to STOP PUNISHING THE INNOCENT

    STOP IT

    STOP IT NOW

    Support the NRA, GOA, SAF and all organizations that are dedicated to protect your Constitutional rights and the 2nd. Amendment.

  • tim

    Sounds like something las vegas metro would pull. From what I hear its harder than hell to get your’e gun back from them after theyv’e confiscated it for something stupid!!!!!!!

  • Bagdadjoe

    “Buy Back”??? That infers that the police department used to own them and they are buying them back. They love to use semantics to achieve their goals. “The Firearms Owners Protection Act”. Sounds like something gun owners should welcome…except it was the act that banned the further production of machine guns, which is a blatant ruse since NO crimes had been commited with registered NFA weapons. Thank you, father Reagan. I have noticed that Feinstein has changed her language since ’93. Now instead of “spraying the lead”, it’s “spraying the fire”.

  • JimH

    In the 90′s I saw a newspaper article about a gun buyback program.
    The photo was of a 80 some year old widow handing over an old M-1 carbine.
    My first thought wasn’t, “the streets are safer now”.
    These programs are useless. They don’t remove guns from the badguys. Just the people you don’t have to worry about.

    • phideaux

      They do remove a few from the bad guys. Problem is the ones they remove are the ones the bad guys want to get rid of anyway because they can be traced to a crime or they are broken.

  • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing WTS/JAY

    Only one thing is overlooked in the common-sense proposals to register guns, so here it is. How exactly would writing down my name, or your name, help arrest criminals or make you safer? Although at first blush, gun listing has a sort of tantalizing appeal, on reflection you have to wonder whether gun lists would be an instrument of crime control at all.

    The unfortunate answer is that, no matter how good it feels when the words first pass your ears, registering honest gun owners doesn’t stop criminals, and in fact focuses in exactly the opposite direction. It is an allocation of resources that has no chance of achieving its goal, if that goal is the reduction of crime.

    1. Registering 70 million American households is extremely expensive.

    Do you know what it takes to run a database that big? You need 19,000 changes daily, just to keep up with people who move every ten years. Floor after floor of cubicle after cubicle for employees with permanent jobs, payroll, parking and dry cleaning bills. It’s a government jobs program all by itself, all in the common sense — but deceptive name — of stopping crime. How many criminals do you figure will register when all is said and done? That’s right, none, and the planners know that. All that money and time, invested on tracking the innocent. That’s why so many police departments are against it — they’ll be forced to run huge data centers with their limited resources, and hire clerks instead of cops.

    2. Americans who fail to register would become felons without committing a crime.

    Under registration, activity that is a common practice and has been perfectly legal since inception makes you a felon. Think about that. Possession of private property would subject you to felony arrest, if the property isn’t on the government’s master list. Boy, that doesn’t sound like the American way. No other evil is needed, there is no victim and no inherent criminal act takes place. Paperwork equals prison. That’s just wrong.

    3. Registration, if enacted, will create an underground market for unregistered guns bigger than the drug trade.

    How many times must an elite forbid what the public wants, before learning the unintended consequences of outlawing liberties? People get what they want either way, it’s just a question of how much crime the government itself forces to accompany it. With respect to guns, the last thing you want to encourage is the creative import programs and price supports that drug dealers enjoy, for gun runners.

    4. People have said, “If all guns were registered and there was a crime, then you could tell.”

    Tell what? If your neighbor is shot, that’s not probable cause to search everyone with a matching caliber in a ten-block radius. The evidence needed to conclusively link a person to a crime has no connection at all to a registration plan — you need motive, opportunity, witnesses, physical evidence, the murder weapon. Police aren’t waiting for official lists so they can start catching murderers. Gun registration schemes lack a crime prevention component.

    5. You don’t really think authorities would use gun registration lists to confiscate weapons from people, do you?

    Despite real-life examples recently of exactly that in New York, California and Louisiana, and global history for the past century, this couldn’t really happen, do you think? Who would even support such a thing in a country like America, with its Bill of Rights? The guarantees against confiscating property, unwarranted seizures and the right to keep and bear arms would surely forestall any such abuse of power. Are there really U.S. politician who would support firearm seizures? (Unfortunately, it’s a long list of usual suspects.)

    And what about the so-called First Amendment test? If it’s OK for arms it must pass muster for words too. Why would an honest writer object to being on the government list of approved writers? Why indeed.

    Pile logic on logic, some people just feel the government should register everything, just to keep control. When government has that much control, you no longer possess your liberties. You’re living where government lists define who can do what, and where people control trumps crime control — the gun registration model precisely. This form of “gun control” isn’t about guns, it’s about control.

    I might favor registration if the system would include criminals. In fact, I’d favor testing the system on them first. But the U.S. Supreme Court, in a widely known case (Haynes v. U.S., 1968), had determined that a felon who has a gun cannot be compelled to complete such forms, because it violates the Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination. That’s right, mandatory registration — not in your case of course but in the case of a criminal — is a self-indictment of a crime, and is therefore prohibited.*

    Gun listing is a feel-good deception that passes unquestioned by the “news” media, engorges the federal or state bureaucracy, and undercuts the linchpins of American freedoms. It has no more place in a free society than a government authorized list of words, and should be rejected outright. Elected officials who promote such a scheme are opposing the very Constitution they take an oath to preserve, protect and defend, and deserve to be removed from office.

    http://www.gunlaws.com/gunreggie.htm

  • JeffH

    Baltimore Police Issue 2nd Amendment Decal Warning
    Maryland –(Ammoland.com)- On May 29, 2011, the Baltimore Police Criminal Intelligence Section issued an “Intelligence Bulletin” warning officers about persons displaying the 2nd Amendment decal pictured here. The bulletin contains the following caption in bold red letters:

    “….while the individual who is displaying the symbol may not be armed, the presence of the symbol provides an early warning indicator that you MAY be about to encounter an armed individual.”

    It apparently never occurred to the Intelligence Section that perhaps we the people could use a warning that the presence of a badge provides an early warning that we are about to encounter an armed individual. While this may seem a bit sarcastic, it is certainly not unfair for Maryland citizens to have reason for concern when they are approached by an officer.

    This is especially true when the officers are overly tense because they have been warned that a citizen with a decal or patch MAY be armed.

    Read more at Ammoland.com: http://www.ammoland.com/2011/06/baltimore-police-issue-2nd-amendment-decal-warning/#ixzz2JInNmvNM

    • JeffH

      Gun Control – GunCite

      If you learn only one thing from GunCite, let this be it.
      Our Bill of Rights does not grant rights, it preserves and guarantees pre-existing individual rights. How do we know this? The Ninth Amendment states:

      “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
      In other words, we have other rights beyond what is expressly stated in the Constitution, and the federal government is not granted any powers to deny us those rights.
      http://guncite.com/onething.html

      “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” —Thomas Jefferson, 1816.

  • JeffH

    Gun Control Explained(in anti-gun and liberal speak)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=84ptFVq22PY

  • c

    Sounds like a ripoff to me they range in price from $150 to $375. They are made of steel and brass. They are worth less than 10 dollars each. You can buy a grade 8 steel washer for about $1.25. I did not include the etching because i did not know how much that would cost.

  • Karolyn

    And?????

  • swampfox

    Hmmm,I saw a cool bumper sticker today,
    if guns kill people,them pencils misspell words.

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