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No, we're not here to get your gun

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POSTED: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 7:10pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 3:46pm

It is amazing how a federal law, the 2nd Amendment, has been hijacked by some state governments.

Right now, unless stopped, Colorado is on the way to an all-out black rifle ban or at least magazine capacity ban.

But, when I read this Monday, my jaw dropped, but shouldn't when you consider what's going on in our country.

If you don't think there is an effort to grab guns, I think you are mistaken.

This from the Seattle times:

You always hear the liberals scoff and say "it's not like the cops are going to go door to door to get your guns."

Well, in Washington state, a badly-written bill was proposed to do just that.

Here is the language:

"In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing shall safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection."

In other words, come into homes without a warrant to poke around. Failure to comply could get you up to a year in jail.

Now the senator who co-authored the bill is running away from that saying that part got by him. That's not what it meant.

Even a liberal trial lawyer the paper interviewed about this story says it was an Orwellian piece of legislation, and he understand why talk like this makes people-- in his words-- "run into the arms to the NRA."

Now, the Democrats up there say they will write a new bill. Isn't this a whole lot like the health care bill.

No one knew what was in that either.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press | February 23, 2013 | Updated: February 23, 2013 7:34pm
NRA uses Justice memo to accuse Obama on guns
The administration has not proposed gun registration, none of Obama's proposals "would take away a gun from a single law-abiding American." Other administration officials have said their plans would not result in gun seizures or a national gun registry.
http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/NRA-uses-Justice-memo-to-accu...

Don, you're chasing windmills and trying to get your point across to deaf, mute and blind folks who would probably crucify people like us if given the chance. The POTUS has stated, time and time again, that no one is after everyone's guns...but he's been absolutely right about taking assault weapons out of the hands of civilians...such weapons belong only in the hands of law enforcement officers and military personnel in the field of battle...rational posting to East Texans? Useless!!!

Firearm Protection Act, sounds like a good thing to me. It wouldn't be the first time Texas stood up against someone trying to take away our rights or freedoms.

Weren't you crying about "States Rights" just a few days, weeks and months ago.?????

Communism on the march. This is how they operate. Weave in, weave out, Push forward, pull back. Incrementally until the goal is reached. Unless America gets back to God being at the center of this nation, states, cities, homes, then I am afraid we are in for slavery to the State. "It is not in man that walketh to direct his own steps." Jeremiah.

For God's sake, katie, would you please SHUT UP? You abuse the First Amendment right to free speech by blathering your hate all over these sites...civility isn't in your vocabulary, though your brand of hatred and racism is shared by way too many people in Tyler and ET...why don't you adopt the love Jesus showed to all? Your life, words, actions are 180 degrees from the teachings of a loving God and a loving Christ...you've enough trials ordering your own steps, katie!!

Whos' GOD Katie???? THE WAY YOU STARTED YOUR COMMENT OUT SOUNDED LIKE YOU WERE GOING TO TALK ABOUT MAKING LOVE.

To them it's like this:

“Saturday Night Specials” (cheap handguns) = Bad, must be banned

“Military Style Handguns” (expensive handguns) = Bad, must be banned

“Assault Weapons” (inaccurate, short-range rifles) = Bad, must be banned

“Sniper Rifles” (accurate, long-range rifles) = Bad, must be banned

And so on each year till like England, all guns will be banned.

Are you ignorant or what????? OH, sorry, I see that you are just Deaf, Dumb and Blind.

Liberals and 'Progressives' will do ANYTHING to get around your rights they feel you don't need.

Reminds me of the show Tombstone when the Earps tell everyone, "you have a right to own guns, you have the right to carry them, but just not here!"

See to them rights are rights but some rights are more equal than others. And if they feel scare of a black rifle then you don't need that rifle.

Liberals and 'Progressives' will do ANYTHING to get around your rights they feel you don't need.???????
I do believe it was the Republican controlled congress and George W. Bush the put into place the law that has removed more of the citizens rights and liberties than any law after the U.S. Constitution was signed and rattifird by all states.
Do you even know what that Act is called Deaf Dumb and Blind? I bet you don't !!!!

I'd go by KETK to see that rock that Neal's desk is under, to find the source of half thought-out thoughts, but I'd run the risk of being accused of criminal trespass, or making a terroristic threat, or perhaps committing a hate crime, all which are felonies, all which deny the perpetrator the right to own a firearm. I'm just scratching the surface to the many laws which the accused have no real defense in the courtroom. A law to come search your home for guns, they're already many on the books

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