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A municipal court judge in New York ruled Wednesday that Paul Wojdan’s rights were violated when police counted the number of rounds in his handgun and then charged him with violations under the SAFE Act.
Lockport City Judge William Watson dropped misdemeanor charges against Wojdan, which stemmed from an October 2013 encounter with Lockport Police officers.
At a traffic stop Wojdan was found to have 10 rounds in the magazine of his legally owned pistol, in violation of the SAFE Act’s arbitrary seven-round limit.
Between the time that Wojdan was arrested and his court date this week, a Federal Judge ruled that New York’s seven-round limit was unconstitutional.
Read more at Guns.com
Posted in Bill of Rights, Courts, Fourth Amendment, Government Watch, National, News, Second Amendment
Tagged Fourth Amendment, National, New York, News, Second Amendment
Bobby A requested that we post his YouTube music video in response to Hillary’s “What difference does it make?”
A flurry of street art critical of President Obama hit the area around Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, according to a post with 32 accompanying photos on Imgur.
The posters show an Oscar statue apparently with head of Vladimir Lenin and the caption “OCZARS” — the “O” is embellished with the well-known Obama election graphic.
Read more at The Blaze
It’s good to know they’re not ‘busy’ or anything
If you were an embattled President facing recent polls which suggest the American people feel the world has little or no respect for you, you’d probably want to do something about your image. Obviously, that means you’d film yourself taking a quick two minute jog around the White House, and then crack jokes about how your wife was a fitness taskmaster.
Oh, you wouldn’t do that?
Well, then you’re not Barack Obama, because that’s what he did. The clip below was produced as part of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” fitness campaign. It features the two most powerful men on Earth running around the Oval Office, rehydrating, and basically living in fear that Michelle Obama might not give them credit for doing so.
Read more at Best of Cain
The article that you are probably looking for concerning the First Amendment is no longer available. I voluntarily retracted it because web sites stated that the Williams TEA party supported SB 1062.
The Williams TEA Party does not support candidates or legislation. They only allow a forum for people to express their opinions. That was my personal opinion that was posted.
Since, however, that it was not made clear that it was my opinion, I took it off of this site.
Posted in Opinion
ACLU releases video on what could possibly happen with the government collection of personal data.
WASHINGTON — Police officers may enter and search a home without a warrant as long as one occupant consents, even if another resident has previously objected, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a Los Angeles case.
The 6-3 ruling, triggered by a Los Angeles Police Department arrest in 2009, gives authorities more leeway to search homes without obtaining a warrant, even when there is no emergency.
The majority, led by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., said police need not take the time to get a magistrate’s approval before entering a home in such cases. But dissenters, led by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, warned that the decision would erode protections against warrantless home searches. The court had previously held that such protections were at the “very core” of the 4th Amendment and its ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.
The case began when LAPD officers responded to reports of a street robbery near Venice Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue. They pursued a suspect to an apartment building, heard shouting inside a unit and knocked on the door. Roxanne Rojas opened the door, but her boyfriend, Walter Fernandez, told officers they could not enter without a warrant.
Read more at LA Times
One of the most effective combat aircraft gets pushed aside for one yet to serve.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is unveiling the Pentagon’s proposed budget today—a budget that will dramatically scale back the size of the military. But in order to save the most sacred of cows in its ongoing modernization efforts, the Pentagon is proposing the elimination of what has arguably been the most effective combat aircraft in the Air Force’s inventory: the A-10 Thunderbolt II.
Known for its survivability, the A-10 is capable of flying with half a wing, one tail fin, one elevator, and one engine torn off. It’s also cheaper to fly and can fly more frequent missions than the aircraft that the Air Force proposes to replace it with: the F-35. But because of its low glamor and low-tech nature, the A-10 is assigned largely to Air National Guard squadrons these days. So with the Department of Defense now planning to re-shuffle the roles of reserve and Guard units in a shrinking fighting force, the A-10s are an easy target for the budget knife. The Air Force announced in January that it would eliminate a third of the existing A-10s in its inventory—102 aircraft—with the remainder to go when the F-35 finally arrives for service. The new plan will retire the entire A-10 fleet.
The A-10 was originally built in the early 1970s, and it was designed to combat Soviet tank columns with its enormous seven-barrel 30-millimeter Gatling-gun cannon. Known for its pugnacious looks as the “Warthog,” the A-10 could also carry a variety of guided and unguided weapons, and it proved its usefulness against a wide range of enemies while flying close air support for troops in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Air Force reported that the 60 A-10s that flew in Iraq had an 86 percent mission success rate.
Today, there are two arguments for cutting the A-10. The first argument from the Air Force is that in an era of shrinking budgets and pared-down ambitions, the military needs a more flexible, multi-role aircraft to do more jobs—not an airplane that’s perfect for a smaller number of them. But considering the troubles that the F-35 has faced and the fact that not a single squadron of any of the variants of the F-35 has yet to be fielded, the wisdom of the Pentagon’s aircraft calculus is open to debate.
Read more at ARS Technica
The Shark Tank is reporting that Democrat Candidate for Florida’s 13th Congressional district is concerned about immigration reform cause hotels need maids.
The Washington Free Beacon states:
Evidently, without this reform, these blue-collar jobs will fall into the hands of illegal aliens.
Wouldn’t the new “legals” flock to more important jobs where they will get health care? I’m pretty sure the hotels would hire enough “legals” to give them 28-hours a week to avoid Obamacare.
Sink should be concerned about immigration reform. After all, it is a Republican strategy led by Senator John McCain to produce more Republican voters.
Okay, so I might be a little late to this party. But then again, maybe some of you still haven’t got the news.
The latest granola-head entry to crap on the civil rights of a certain segment of the consumer population would be Sprouts Farmers Market, headquartered in Arizona, of all places.
Must be the Kalifornia sewage overflowing into the Grand Canyon State.
Or maybe it’s just Hanoi John McCain looking for one last dump on the Bill of Rights, ala McCain-Feingold, before he gets his traitorous butt booted from office.
The wife and I get through eating barbecue at a local joint a few nights ago and on the way home, decide spur of the moment to stop by our local Sprouts. I had bought a nebulizer way back in the late 90′s and would put eucalyptus oil in it and run it on occasion in our house.
Our Congressional district is 92% Republican and 8% Brain Dead. Guess where the Brain Dead prefer to shop?
So out of my pickup truck we get–replete with an NRA sticker, an Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association sticker (my additional carbon footprint), a Sea Ray logo and of course, my “Texas Secede” sticker–lest any of the Brain Dead doubt which side of the line I lean towards. We head towards the doors and my wife stops faster than our neighbor’s Golden Retriever when it hits the electric invisible fence.
Read more by An Ordinary Citizen
Posted in Arizona, Bill of Rights, Founding Documents, National, News, Opinion, Second Amendment
Tagged Arizona, Kawliforna, National, News, Opinion, Second Amendment, Sprouts Farmers Market