Yippee Ki-Yay, Motherf*cker

3c63d711-15d3-4af4-9132-1d7bdce7a06c.pngA federal appeals court in San Francisco, of all venues, ruled today that Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns openly outside the home.

According to the three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms” applies not only to possessing handguns at home for self-defense — as declared by the Supreme Court in 2008 — but also to carrying guns openly in public. The ruling applies to nine Western states, including California.

Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, a Republican judge who was appointed to the court by Ronald Reagan, said that while the right to keep arms protects the “core purpose” of the Second Amendment within the home, the separate right to bear arms protects that core purpose outside the home.

“If this ruling stands,” says Adam Winkler, a UCLA law professor who has written extensively on firearms laws, “states like Hawaii and California will have to allow far more guns on the streets than they do today.”

I’m really having a hard time believing that this is actually happening. But I can only hope that Trump was right today when he said, “What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”

I finally know what Donald Trump meant by wanting to make America great again. Let’s return to the wild, wild west and the gold rush days, where men were men and real ‘Mercians were free to shoot anything that moved.

Yee haw, yippee ki-yay, motherfucker!

19 thoughts on “Yippee Ki-Yay, Motherf*cker

  1. Sight11 July 24, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    Made me want to drop my plans of visiting America. Than again, I already dropped it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Marleen July 24, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    This post won’t make anyone feel any better. But information is good. So…

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/florida-s-stand-your-ground-law-under-scrutiny-after-father-n893646
    ……

    At least 24 states have some form of a “stand your ground” law, with Florida’s enacted in 2005 with the help of gun lobbyists.

    Since then, Floridians have been able to justify using deadly force in order to “prevent imminent death or great bodily harm.” Florida goes the extra step of not requiring the gun owner to first try to flee from danger before pulling the trigger.

    In legal cases, the defense had been required to prove a case of “stand your ground” — until last year, when it was changed to put the burden of proof on the prosecution.

    ……

    https://www.wired.com/story/a-landmark-legal-shift-opens-pandoras-box-for-diy-guns/
    Cody Wilson makes digital files that let anyone 3-D print untraceable guns. The government tried to stop him. He sued—and won.

    FIVE YEARS AGO, 25-year-old radical libertarian Cody Wilson stood on a remote central Texas gun range and pulled the trigger on the world’s first fully 3-D-printed gun. When, to his relief, his plastic invention fired a .380-caliber bullet into a berm of dirt without jamming or exploding in his hands, he drove back to Austin and uploaded the blueprints for the pistol to his website, Defcad.com.

    He’d launched the site months earlier along with an anarchist video manifesto, declaring that gun control would never be the same in an era when anyone can download and print their own firearm with a few clicks. In the days after that first test-firing, his gun was downloaded more than 100,000 times. Wilson made the decision to go all in on the project, dropping out of law school at the University of Texas, as if to confirm his belief that technology supersedes law.

    ……

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango July 24, 2018 / 6:31 pm

      I clicked “like” on your column, but I really dislike its content. It was full of useful information, but the I am very disturbed by the nature of that information.

      Like

    • theministryofshrawleywalks July 24, 2018 / 9:53 pm

      Wow! I know some of you have said this before but why would I want to come to America? This is really insane and the gun lobby’s must have so much power as to be almost untouchable.
      Really frightening stuff Fandango!

      Like

  3. theministryofshrawleywalks July 24, 2018 / 9:52 pm

    Wow! I know some of you have said this before but why would I want to come to America? This is really insane and the gun lobby’s must have so much power as to be almost untouchable.
    Really frightening stuff Fandango!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango July 24, 2018 / 10:17 pm

      Yes, the gun lobby (NRA) is probably the most powerful and influential lobbying group and spends a boatload of money on pro-gun candidates. And yes, it is frightening stuff.

      Like

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