Monday, May 23, 2016

Check your Firearms or you could be Fined


Ok, so you want to fly, who doesn’t? Do you have a concealed carry permit? Most of you know where I’m going (and it’s NOT California!). If you're planning a trip to a regulated airport (commercial passenger service) you will have to remember that you MUST transport your unloaded firearm in Checked Baggage.

If you forget, plenty of folks do, and pack your firearm in your carry-on bag, the TSA will perform their duty, discover your mistake, and promptly notify the on-site LEO. More times than not in this country you will be cited (charged and issued a field appearance ticket) and then the TSA will fine you in a subsequent notification. Most folks don’t know, but the fine (public knowledge) is $3,000.00 - $7,500.00 for your first offense, yes offense, but the money is not really the worst of it. You could lose your concealed carry license/permit if the local magistrates find that your actions were intentional.

So, please pack that UN-LOADED firearm in a locked hard-sided case; and ensure that you DECLARE the firearm to your air-carrier when you present your checked baggage for transport (see all specific details on TSA.GOV)

Also here is an abbreviated list of civil-enforcement fines the TSA can impose.

https://www.tsa.gov/travel/civil-enforcement

Peter
Former TSA Inspector and Instructor

Friday, May 20, 2016

Two For the Price of One: Two Big Pro-Gun Court Cases

Two For the Price of One: Two Big Pro-Gun Court Cases

teixeira vs. alameda county
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So it’s not a great week to be a “gun-grabber.” With federal courts coming down in favor of the Second Amendment, you can just imagine that the Bloombergs of the world are sitting at home seething. The surprising thing is that the two biggest issues in gun rights litigation this week came from a couple of fairly liberal federal courts: the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (think the likes of California), and a Washington, D.C. Federal District Court.
Let’s break down these court cases:

Tackling the 9th Circuit case we see Teixeira v. County of Alameda. In this case a group of like-minded, gun supporting citizens, sought to open up a gun shop in Alameda County, California. All of these individuals qualified under the laws to open up the shop. However, left- leaning Alameda County listened to the fear-mongering residents and denied these would be gun shop owners – citing zoning ordinances, etc. The problem, according to the Plaintiffs (the gun shop guys), and apparently the 9th Circuit, was that flat-out bans on gun shops violated the Second Amendment. It turns out that, since the Second Amendment is a “fundamental and enumerated right” that the right to keep and bear arms does not only apply to keeping and bearing arms, but it also applies to the ability to purchase and “acquire” arms (the court obviously did not bar restrictions on federal and state laws regarding the sale and purchase of firearms). Bottom line of the case: flat out bans on gun shops merely to ban guns and the commercial sale of guns would meet a heightened scrutiny standard or become unconstitutional and violate the Second Amendment.

The second pro-gun case comes out of Washington, D.C. where Federal District Court Judge Richard Leon put a stop to a D.C. law that states an applicant must provide “good cause” to receive a firearm carry permit. The Judge in this case apparently found the law too restrictive and put on hold the city’s requirement.

Will Alameda County appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States? Will D.C. kick Judge Leon’s ruling up to an appeal? Only time will tell. In the meantime, stay tuned…

Hans Dara is a North Carolina attorney. Whereas all efforts are taken to ensure that the information contained in these “blogs” is accurate, nothing contained herein, or elsewhere on this or any website, or forum where this material may be posted, shall constitute legal advice or act to establish an attorney-client relationship. Should you have any question regarding any specific fact, law, or situation, you should contact a competent attorney.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A Bit of Realism for Lefties: Some 2nd Amendment Common Sense


The 2nd Amendment:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.’

So much ‘to do’ over a comma! What are you talking about Pete? I’m referring to the actual wording and grammatical structure of the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Some folks would have you believe the framers of the Amendment spoke a different language than we do today, and that sentence structure and thought processes were/are so disparate to our time and concerns that, well, we just don’t fully understand their meaning and having only delusions of adequacy.

Let me throw my two cents in, I believe the founding fathers inspiration for the Amendments were based on fear, the fear of government, of a government exercising overarching power upon its citizens. Sound familiar? I believe that if you read the actual wording without bias it shouldn’t be difficult to extract (if you have to work that hard) the meaning of the authors. That said I suggest we ask two simple questions about the Amendment-

Does anyone believe the Amendment was needed to support the right of the newly formed State and its Militia to keep and bear Arms? Or, that its troops, during times of peace, would have their weapons removed from them until such time as a skirmish or a war broke out?

I don’t believe the founders were purporting a need to authorize the ‘keeping and bearing of arms’ to its militia, but rather that the militia was not to be ‘infringed’ and that the People similarly had the ‘right’ to ‘keep and bear Arms’!

And, so says the Supreme Court of the United States at least twice, and, believe it or not, on May 16, 2016, so did the 9th circuit court of appeals in California (Yes I said California) where buying and selling guns (Arms) was unfairly scrutinized by the Mudslide, Burning, Shaking, and Smog riddled State.

I am going to leave you with a great quip expressed by an unknown author who, in my opinion, drop kicked the issue by countering the ludicrous criticisms of the left by issuing his own ‘Amendment’ to education. I edited as deemed necessary for this blogs purposes:


“A well educated school System, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and read Books, shall not be infringed.”

Does this suggest that only the school System should read books? Or, that once they have obtained a diploma they should lock the books up until such time as there is a need to ‘review’ the material. Or, that the general populous, (ignorant fools that we are) shouldn’t be entrusted with written material?

No, of course not!

For those of you who know what I’m talking about, this sounds like a ‘Twilight Zone’ episode in the making!

See you next time,
Peter

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Holster for Glock 19 with Surefire XC-1


 

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