Militia Members at Bundy Ranch stop for Prayer Ammoland by Pat Buchanan
The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol.
Calling the Commandments “religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths,” the court said the monument must go.
Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation to let voters cut out of their constitution the specific article the justices invoked. Some legislators want the justices impeached.
Fallin’s action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America — an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are defied and laws ignored in the name of conscience and a higher law.
Only this time, the rebellion is likely to arise from the right.
************************************* But who decides what is an “unjust law”?
An anti-violence coalition including activist priest Father Pfleger has taken the unusual step to file a lawsuit against three Chicago suburbs for weak gun store oversight, that they claim is a main source of guns ending up in Chicago crime scenes.
“These three villages are not taking the minimal steps that they need to to stop the flow of guns into Chicago,” Michael Persoon, attorney, said.
“I’m here this morning as part of this lawsuit, because I’m tired of seeing the bloodbath taking place in our city’s streets. We all understand the realities,” Father Pfleger said. “Riverdale, Lyons, and Lincolnwood; you have failed to enforce best practices on your own. We pray that this lawsuit will now force your hand, because it’s time to shut off the gun flow onto the streets of Chicago.”
The lawsuit makes the claim that African American communities in Chicago are facing disproportionate hardship and therefore are having their civil rights violated under the Illinois Civil Rights Act. This civil rights violation is occurring, the suit claims, because Riverdale, Lyons and Lincolnwood do not have enough oversight when it comes to licensing and regulating gun shops that has allowed criminals to easily keep the flow of guns streaming onto the Chicago’s gang riddled streets.
“Those illegal firearms are flowing into a pocket of communities violating the civil rights of the individuals who reside there, who are afraid to go near their windows or let their children play in the park, much less their own yards,” said Kathleen Sances, a member of the Coalition for Safe Chicago Communities, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
The daring lawsuit joins two ministers, two mothers whose children were the victims of gun violence, and the Coalition for Safe Chicago Communities activist group. The group claims basis for the suit from a Chicago Police Department study that showed that between 2009 and 2013, guns sold in the stores in Riverdale and Lyons were used in 20 percent of Chicago’s violent crimes leading to 3,000 guns being recovered at these Chicago crime scenes.
One of the plaintiffs is Annette Nance-Holt a mother whose son Blair was killed in 2007 on a Chicago bus while he was attempting to protect a friend when a gang member boarded the bus and started firing.
“Our communities are being flooded with guns,” she said. “We have to do something… to take a stand to help get these guns off the street.”
Chicago police are calling for increased gun controls after another
deadly Fourth of July weekend saw 65 people shot, 10 of them fatally. A
7-year-old boy was among the dead. At one point, police said they were
confiscating an illegal firearm every hour.
Thirty people were shot across Chicago from dusk on Saturday
until dawn on Sunday, after Independence Day celebrations. One of
them was Amari Brown, seven, killed in his front yard late
Saturday night in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
three year old boy is in the hospital after shooting himself in the
head with his grandparents' gun. A sad reminder of the importance of gun
safety and that all weapons should be stored away or locked.
afternoon, deputies say the child was put down for a nap in the master
bedroom at his grandparent's home on Puget Lane off Ella Boulevard in
northwest Harris County. They say the child got a hold of an automatic
pistol that was left on the night stand and shot himself in the head.
At last check, the little boy was listed in critical condition.
facing trial for felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault on
Monday accepted a plea offer to voluntary manslaughter nearly two years
after accidentally shooting his 23-month-old grandson.
Efrain Torres was sentenced to 20 years to serve 15 years in
confinement, said Dan Mayfield, chief assistant district attorney. The
case was heard by Judge Karen Beyers and prosecuted by Assistant
District Attorney Samantha Routh.
incident that brought Torres to court happened on Aug. 20, 2013 when
Gwinnett County Police responded to a home on Stafford Drive in
unincorporated Lilburn. Torres and his grandson’s father, Rochell McCoy,
who was 29 at the time, were in an argument when police said Torres
fired several shots at McCoy in the driveway. One of them struck
23-month-old Deandre Vega, three weeks from his second birthday. Vega
later died at a local hospital. There were no other injuries.
who was 39 at the time, remained on scene and was present when officers
arrived. He was charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.
Edwin Wilson brought up his client’s prosthetic right leg and the
subsequent vulnerability when confronted by someone larger than him,
such as McCoy. He stressed that Torres had asked McCoy to leave multiple
“Are you aware that nobody intended any harm to the child?” he asked Leak.
Starting July 1, 2015, nonlead ammunition will be required when
hunting on all California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) lands
and for all Nelson bighorn sheep hunts anywhere in the state.
CDFW reminds hunters who plan to hunt bighorn sheep or at any CDFW
wildlife area or ecological reserve where hunting is allowed on or after
July 1, 2015 to acquire nonlead ammunition well ahead of their hunt.
Hunters are also encouraged to practice shooting nonlead ammunition to
make sure firearms are sighted-in properly and shoot accurately with
nonlead ammunition. Nonlead ammunition for some firearm calibers may be
in short supply so hunters should plan accordingly.
Two men were shot over the weekend in Wayne County, IL and the sheriff's office says it appears to be a case of self-defense.
sheriff says two men, who are white, made racial remarks to an
African-American man, 26-year-old Erick Paula, at a party Saturday
sheriff says when Paula was driving home around 3:30 Sunday morning,
Greenwood and Barrowman came up behind him and flashed their lights.
Paula pulled over because he thought the car was trying to pass.
The sheriff says Greenwood and Barrowman then confronted Paula and said they were "looking for a fight."
Paula warned them he had a gun permit and didn't want to fight.
sheriff says the men continued to try to fight him, so Paula pulled out
his gun and fired ten shots. Barrowman was shot once, and Greenwood was
hit several times.
The sheriff says Paula immediately reported what happened to the sheriff's office.
We're told it will likely be up to a grand jury if charges will be filed on anyone.