Let me play devil’s advocate, for a minute, by pointing out my concerns about the statement: “law abiding gun owners” made on the above “about” page: (FWIW every gun group , and owner, almost without exception, accepts this anti liberty “group-think” slogan , so I am not picking on MGC in particular.)
This is the text that I have a concern with:
1.) “While professed pro-gun legislators have a majority in both chambers, Missouri lags behind many other states in protecting the rights of law abiding gun owners.”
Why do people that claim to be educated in the concept of liberty, assert that if someone is not “law abiding” (such as maybe being a christian in some countries) that somehow your right to self defense disappears? Do any of these people think before they type? Doesn’t this imply that law breaking gun owners have no rights? (It’s foundational in Western law that everyone has rights, all of the time. Even “lawbreakers”)
If these group thinkers carry their logic forward they would also use terms like “law abiding parents”, where they believe that if a parent breaks a law, that they would forever lose their right to be a parent or to conceive children. Aren’t they saying the exact same nutty thing about gun owners? I guess a law breaking food shopper would perhaps be banned by law for life from entering a grocery stores. Think outside of your normalcy bias and group think and you will clearly see how nutty all of these assertions are to anyone that believes in inalienable rights.
: a pattern of thought characterized by self-deception, forced manufacture of consent, and conformity to group values and ethics
Let’s continue, if a gun owner is not law abiding, to the extent that he is incarcerated, his weapons, are kept from him, by the fact that he can’t bring them into the prison. However the day this person gets out, even if a convicted 1st degree murder, he get’s access to his guns back that very same day. At least that is the way this country worked, and was supposed to work, until the US Congress, instituted the Nazi gun Control Act in the US and renamed it the “1968 Gun Control Act”. Americans up to that point understood that the right can ever be taken away (or regulated for that matter) as that is the very definition of a right. Close to 100 years of government monopoly schooling has produced individuals that have no clue as to what their rights are, or the proper function of government, according to the founders and our founding documents. That is how over the top, disgusting slave-speak like: “law abiding gun owners” get into the lexicon. Isn’t this an oxymoron of the highest level? What does following the law have to do with a right, since a legitimate law can not take a right away)
2.) “In 2015 year alone, numerous states signed Constitutional Carry into law and made progress in advancing Stand-Your-Ground law – yet both of these bills died again this year in Jefferson City.”
“Laws” do not give us our rights. The second amendment recognizes the fact that we had and still have a pre existing right of self defense. We need no “laws” to tell us this. Further “Laws” can do nothing but restrict this right. People that speak and act like this, are again very clearly illustrating that they do not even understand the basic concept of a right. This is scary, when the more educated of us, are still missing the philosophical elephants in the room.
The solution IMHO, the only real one that will get us off of the hamster wheel of trying to enact legislation is to educate the public as to what their rights are. Passing legislation is nothing more than licking your masters boot, for a few permissions, as government can not grant rights.
Think about it, and I welcome your comments below.
Lastly please contact this group with your thoughts, and if their answers convince you that they are philosophically on firm ground, then buy a membership, and support them.
While I despise the machiavellian compromises, that they are making, perhaps it is necessary, but that does not mean that we should not have a less myopic, longer term goal and methodology planned out.(Like educating the public about their rights perhaps)
I plan on purchasing a membership, even if we may have a difference of opinion. These are not the times for a house divided. Not at all, and after all they are keeping the wolf from the door for the time being, as expedient as the method may be.
Is it not the ultimate hypocrisy to say that we are a free country, yet we accept to being lorded over by what the founders I am sure would see as a standing occupying army in blue uniforms? To those that know any real history, we the people, the militia. literally guarded our own freedoms in this country, and we should consider getting back to that sane, efficient, just, and lawful system.
Why isn’t it the creed of ALL Americans, to dislike men in blue uniforms that are sworn to violate your rights, because they are sworn “order followers”?They swear to follow the illegal orders of the deep state that are often referred to as “law” What a joke. Disdain for these Satanically controlled soldiers in blue should be a most admired American trait, (and I am not sure that it isn’t) and would be the sure end result of a people knowing history and capable of logical thought and reason.
After WW2 we hung many Nazi order followers. I see no reason why these contemporary US order followers should be given any quarter. We do have laws that could be used against millions of these thugs, but the law never seems to apply to the powers that be. Check out the law I refer to:
Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241 – Conspiracy Against Rights
Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242 – Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law
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I can’t believe that it took me 5 years to check out the ice skating resources in Springfield MO. It turns out that most of my assumptions about the place were unfounded. They have great public skate hours. Multiple sessions per day, 7 days a week, this time of year, and they sell a seasons pass at a very reasonable price. The pass is $120 a year, and $100 if you are a senior or a student. For comparisons sake, the Germain Ice Arena in Estero FL, charges $400 a month for unlimited ice time, and then only for what they “free style” skating, which is geared more towards competitive figure skaters rather than the general public.
They also have 8 week hockey and figure skating classes that are held year round if you don’t know how to skate. This runs about $100 per 8 week session.The rental skates look half decent also.
The proshop was closed and I could not get my skates sharpened when I was there. You might want to call before you go, they are located at:
635 E. Trafficway St., Springfield, MO
Phone (417) 866-7444
As you can see, I had the entire rink to myself the other day. Which is a fantastic thing if you want to do any serious skating.
My only gripe about the facility is that this is not a free market enterprise but instead consists of the socialist government of Springfield, stealing money at gun point from the citizens, to build a multi million dollar facility, that when all is said and done, is not something that the citizens of Springfield seem to want to utilize. That being said, I had no part in the theft, and plan on utilizing this facility over the coming years. If I can afford it I am planning on picking up hockey equipment and getting back to playing after a 45 year hiatus. Hope to see you there!
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This petition is to get a pro MJ Constitutional amendment on the ballot. Understand that the psychopathic criminals in Jefferson city have gutted, and bastardized this amendment, but it is a step in the right direction, to gain food and medical liberty in the police state of Missouri. ~MFP
The Missouri Marijuana Legalization Movement (MMLM) has been working diligently to put together an initiative petition for 100 percent legalization of cannabis in Missouri. The Secretary of State has approved a petition for circulation that will put that question in front of the voters of Missouri on Nov. 8, 2018. MMLM currently has over 67,000 members and is growing daily, with more than 2,000 registered volunteer petitioners.
The revolutionary approach to legalization of cannabis taken by MMLM sends a strong message, not only to the voters of Missouri, but to all Americans collectively. The benefits of cannabis in all its forms have been repressed through misinformation by large corporations for decades, simply to allow those entities to line their pockets and increase their profits. This is an abomination perpetrated on everyone in our great nation.
“The benefits provided by cannabis in all its forms will revolutionize so many industries and become a major windfall for Missourians,” said Timothy Gilio the driving force behind the MMLM. “From bio-diesel that can eliminate our dependency on foreign oil, paper products that can help us reverse deforestation worldwide, medical applications that will reduce costs to patients and be safer than current drugs like opioids, to construction materials and a host of other applications.”
Why should someone sign this petition for 100 percent legalization of cannabis? There are numerous reasons to sign it, and literally zero reasons not to sign it. The human rights issue alone should be enough for any sane person to sign. We put people in prison for anywhere from decades to life for possession of a plant that has more benefits than any other plant on this planet. Why? Because our government, our elected officials who are lining their pockets with contributions from pharmaceutical companies, say we should. Those same pharmaceutical companies are pocketing billions of dollars in profits selling poison to people. Cannabis would replace so many drugs that they realize their profits would plummet, so they pay big bucks to lobby our elected representatives to keep it illegal.
People are dying by the droves daily from using opioids, which are legal. People are dying by the tens of thousands from alcohol and tobacco use, which are also legal. No one has ever died from using cannabis. Not one person. Ever. Keeping cannabis illegal is the most illogical thing this country has ever done. Get the facts. Educate yourself. Stop believing the lies that have created this stigma surrounding cannabis. We the people need to take back our rights to this plant.
“I don’t want to use cannabis,” you might say. Fine. Why prevent others from getting the cannabis they need for medicine? I don’t drink alcohol, but I certainly don’t want to prevent you from drinking alcohol, or smoking cigarettes, even though it is probably going to kill you too. MMLM is not asking anyone to use cannabis if they don’t want to. All we are asking is that you help us stop the 80-year prohibition on a plant that can help so many people. V Original story