The Other Side of the History of Gun Control

by David Crain | The Southern Voice

I know I’ve said a lot about the issue of gun control over the last few months. I’m also aware the news is full of stories about gun violence and the need to “do something” about it. Usually, the ones feeding us these reports are the ones lecturing us that the government really needs to do something about this important issue.

There are two things to remember. The first is that the Second Amendment was not drafted to give Americans the right to own guns for hunting or other sporting purposes. The Second wasn’t even drafted to give Americans the right to own weapons for self-defense. Freshly released from the bondage of tyranny, the men who founded this country wrote the Second Amendment to give the people the right to own weapons to defend themselves from any tyrants. This, of course, extended to the government, should those in charge forget their office as public servants of the people, and begin to attempt to run rough-shod over the personal property and rights of the people under them.

 

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North Dakota Senate Approves Personhood Amendment

by Steven Ertelt | Life News

The North Dakota Senate today approved a personhood amendment that backers claim will lead to banning abortions in North Dakota. However, leading pro-life groups are concerned the measure would only entrench legalized abortion further.

The state Senate approved SCR 4009, which states “the inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development must be recognized and protected.” The chamber also approved SB 2303 which “ensures that the protection that our criminal laws afford to victims of crimes extends to all human beings born and unborn.”

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NC Life & Liberty PAC Announces Official Launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2013

MOUNT OLIVE (Feb 4) – Today the newly formed North Carolina Life & Liberty PAC, a state-level political action committee dedicated to protecting life, limited government and the Constitution, announced its official launch.

“We are excited about the launch of the North Carolina Life & Liberty PAC,” stated Kevin Hayes, founder and President of the PAC. “There are many important issues facing North Carolina and the nation. We look forward to being a part of helping advocate solutions to those problems.”

The North Carolina Life & Liberty PAC plans to press for legislative reforms on a range of issues dealing with life, limited government and an adherence to the North Carolina and federal Constitutions.

Discussing the PAC’s issues, Hayes stated, “Protecting gun rights is an important part of protecting other constitutionally protected rights and in defending the individual’s right to self-defense. We fully support nullification of unconstitutional federal gun laws and the relaxation of current gun laws on the state level.” He expounded on the PAC’s support of nullification regarding Obamacare, “North Carolina Life & Liberty in general supports nullification of unconstitutional federal laws and will definitely support legislation nullifying Obamacare within North Carolina’s borders.”

The organization also supports eliminating the UNC Board of Governor’s current insurance mandate, which NC Life & Liberty PAC Vice-President Jordon Greene calls “North Carolina’s pre-Obamacare mandate for college students” and reforming North Carolina’s exceptionally restrictive ballot access laws which they argue limit political competition and thereby free speech and voting rights.

However, as important as Hayes and Greene say these issues are, they are not the prime motivating force behind the NC Life & Liberty PAC. “The one issue that most motivated me to form NC Life & Liberty is the abortion issue,” said Hayes. “In North Carolina alone there are roughly eighty to ninety abortions a day on average, totaling roughly 30,000 a year. Nationally there are on average over 3,000 abortions conducted daily. That’s over one million a year murdered for convenience sake, arguably a type of holocaust or genocide against the ‘unwanted’ but innocent child. No one has a right to arbitrarily kill another human being. The whole idea behind a ‘woman’s right to choose’ is deeply flawed and confuses whose rights are at stake.”

Hayes said that effectively nullifying Roe v. Wade within the state’s boundaries and protecting the innocent life of “our most defenseless,” as Hayes called the unborn child, from conception to natural death by law is the North Carolina Life & Liberty PAC’s primary objective.

Prior to the PAC’s organization Hayes and Greene had formulated pro-life legislation to define life as beginning from conception in North Carolina and been actively involved in pro-life activities. The NC Life and Liberty PAC will support similar legislation or legislation to add a personhood amendment to the State Constitution, as well as other pro-life legislation.

The organization welcomes other organizations and individuals to join them and plans to work with other issue-specific organization on common ground issues. Hayes and Greene say they looks forward to advocating for what they call the “first right,” the right to life as well as limited constitutional government in North Carolina.

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For more information:
Jordon M. Greene – 828.729.4509
jmgreene@nclifeandliberty.com

North Carolina Life & Liberty PAC
11721-G Windy Creek Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
www.NCLifeandLiberty.com

PDF Version of Press Release at: http://www.nclifeandliberty.com/pr/2013-02-04-pac-launch.pdf

The North Carolina Life & Liberty PAC is a state-level political action committee dedicated to the protection of innocent life from conception, adherence to limited government principles and adherence to the state and federal Constitutions. You can learn more about the North Carolina Life & Liberty PAC at www.NCLifeandLiberty.com.

 

Beaufort County (NC) Commission calls for nullification

by Beaufort Observer

The Beaufort County (N. C.) Board of Commissioners, meeting in special session January 18, 2013, adopted unanimously a resolution calling upon the N. C. General Assembly to take necessary measures to nullify any Federal action within the State that infringes on the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The resolution further directed the County Manager to insure that no county employees or resources were used in Federal actions that infringe on Second Amendment rights and called upon the Legislature to adopt necessary measures to call for, with the concurrence of two-thirds of the other states, the convening of a constitutional convention for the “specific purpose of amending the Unites States Constitution to strengthen the Second and Tenth Amendments…”

The motion was made by Commissioner Hood Richardson and seconded Commissioner Stan Deatherage and it was adopted with Vice Chairman Al Klemm and Commissioner Gary Brinn voting for adoption. Each commissioner made a brief statement of why they supported the resolution as can be heard in the video below. Three commissioners, all Democrats, were absent: Jerry Langley, Ed Booth, and Robert Belcher.

 

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