September 28, 2021 | 9:33 PM
I attended a funeral this past weekend in W Texas, Colorado City to be specific. Anything west of Weatherford is considered “west Texas” all the way to the Texas/New Mexico/Oklahoma border.
The land is essentially desert with cactus and mesquite trees, red clay dirt good for growing cotton, and ponds called “lakes” scattered around. Parts have beautiful topography and mesas with some trees; others are flat as a pancake and the wind rips through like a jet.
Its oil and gas country, cattle ranching, growing cotton, and local government. The people are nice because the land isn’t.
I spent the first 10 years of my life in W Texas, in and around Lubbock. Many of the opinions and views I hold on the 2nd Amendment come from those years. These people are fierce in their love of the 2A. If you wander onto posted property in Texas that states no trespass and you do – well let’s say you could end up taking the great celestial dirt nap.
Catch the movie Hell or High Water, supposedly set in W Texas. The last bank scene is pretty accurate to what would happen in this neck of the woods…
In my opinion, we are in a “soft” civil war at the moment. There are what I call “trigger events” that take it from a soft war to blood and bullets.
Messing with the 2nd Amendment is one of those “trigger events”….
This week, 135 Republicans voted with Democrats on the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act that would allow military courts to issue protective orders that include “Red Flag” gun confiscation for ex-military members. Red Flag Laws can be issued by judges to authorize police or family members to “temporarily” remove firearms from a person deemed to be a danger to others. Currently 19 states have a form of Red Flag Laws. Texas does not. https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/red-flag-laws-states
The NDAA has the following as part of the bill:
In the legislation, those beholden to the United States Code of Military Justice could be issued a “military court protective order” by a military judge or magistrate, which would make “possessing, receiving, or otherwise accessing a firearm” illegal.
“A military court protective order issued on an ex parte basis shall restrain a person from possessing, receiving, or otherwise accessing a firearm; and a military court protective order issued after the person to be subject to the order has received notice and opportunity to be heard on the order, shall restrain such person from possessing, receiving, or otherwise accessing a firearm in accordance with section 922 of title 18,” SEC. 529 of H.R. 4350 states.
Additionally, military court protective orders issued on an emergency basis are exempted from providing the recipient with the standard “right to due process.” Instead, “notice and opportunity to be heard” must only be provided after an order was already issued.
“EMERGENCY ORDERS.—A protective order on an emergency basis may be issued on an ex parte basis under such rules and limitations as the President shall prescribe,” the section continues. “In the case of ex parte orders, notice and opportunity to be heard and to present evidence must be provided within a reasonable time not to exceed 30 calendar days after the date on which the order is issued, sufficient to protect the respondent’s due process rights.”
Why would this bill have this provision? Soldiers have 2A rights just like everyone else and should not be subject to this form of surrendering of rights because they choose to serve. Moreover, why are 135 Republicans signing off on it…..?
According to NC House Rep Madison Cawthorn, they are not supporting it, but voting to keep military members who are leaving over the vaxx order to leave without being dishonorably discharged. He has stated in a viral internet video that he and other members in the House had to vote to keep the members leaving under “administrative” discharge and that the Red Flag provision was there and could not be helped. Cawthorn also claims that the Senate will remove the provision (Red Flag Law) and it will not become law.
If you give Cawthorn the benefit of the doubt, was this the right way to handle this? I know they do not have the votes to stop it in the House, but there are no promises the Senate can stop it. Then you have what would appear a bipartisan support for Red Flag Laws.
Separate from setting a standard in the military not needed, with loads of potential POTUS abuse, the only reason for this is to prevent Oath Keepers from performing their post military duties to the Constitution. It could also set a dangerous national stage for RFL’s to be ordered across the US. The 2A is a federal law my friends…
Don’t have a vaxx – an RFL offense and no guns. Against a vaxx passport – poor social credit score – no guns.
Do you see where this could go?
With the House controlled by lunatics and a split Senate with Kammie as the tie breaker, this greatly troubles me. If it became law, would this SCOTUS be as conservative with the 2A as past courts or would they grant a watered down version?
National passage of and attempted performance of confiscation of guns on any level perpetrated against law abiding citizens would be that massive “trigger” event I mentioned earlier.
The stats are off the chart on a lack of violence in law abiding gun owners (the vast majority). Yet when a nutjob kills people, the good folks get lumped in with the bad and we are sick of it.
Right now, the left makes out gun rights supporters as outlaws and miscreants of society. Why do civilized folks need weapons of war or guns at all – that is the drumbeat of the left.
To that I retort – when you hear of defunding the police across the nation, the US Congress supporting such nonsense, combined with higher crime rates across these areas where these policies are or have been implemented I say the argument defeats itself.
When you add that Law Enforcement are retiring in droves due to anti-cop policies or mandatory vaxx policies, I say the weapons are needed more than ever before.
Venezuela gave up their guns and now they have no way to take back their nation from communists running the nation.
If you need a cherry on top – look south to Australia. Probably the closest thing you could find in US style freedom and they gave their guns up in 1996. Right now they look more like Nazi Germany of the last century.
For me – my property is posted and I live in Texas. Trespassing is not tolerated.
Guess I am living in an outlaw state of mind.
Darren Yancy has always been a self-starter and hard-working individual. He knows the value of a dollar and through diligent perseverance has achieved the American Dream.