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Texas is one step closer to becoming Second Amendment compliant

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On April 15, 2021, the Texas State House of Representatives voted 84-56 to eliminate carry permits.

Texas House approves bill that would allow people to carry a gun without a license

The Texas House has approved a bill that would allow handguns to be carried without a permit, marking a win for gun rights activists who have for years pushed the measure at the Legislature but a blow to El Paso Democrats who have been fighting for gun safety measures since the 2019 massacre in their hometown.

Initial approval came Thursday in a 84-56 vote after several hours of some of the most emotionally charged debate yet this legislative session, with Democrats pleading to their colleagues to reconsider their position on the legislation. The House on Friday gave the legislation a final stamp of approval, sending it to the Senate, where the bill's fate is less clear.

That is certainly a step in the right direction. Now Texas needs to eliminate its unconstitutional storage, licensing, and age requirements. They are not compliant with the Second Amendment yet, but they are moving in the right direction.
 

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On April 15, 2021, the Texas State House of Representatives voted 84-56 to eliminate carry permits.



That is certainly a step in the right direction. Now Texas needs to eliminate its unconstitutional storage, licensing, and age requirements. They are not compliant with the Second Amendment yet, but they are moving in the right direction.
What's funny is California has decided to pass a $25 tax on all guns sold in California. So what people are probably going to do is cross state lines if they're close enough. I'd spend $150 in gas just to deny California my $25 but then again I'm that way.
 

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What's funny is California has decided to pass a $25 tax on all guns sold in California. So what people are probably going to do is cross state lines if they're close enough. I'd spend $150 in gas just to deny California my $25 but then again I'm that way.
I was born in southern California. When they passed their illegal retroactive firearm ban in 1989, I took my now banned firearms and moved to Alaska in 1991.

California is getting so bad that even the extremely liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is telling them they have gone too far. They are more than 30 years too late, but better late than never I suppose.

Personally, I blame the Supreme Court. If they had applied all the Bill of Rights to the States when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in 1867 we wouldn't have this problem today. But because the Supreme Court took 143 years before holding the States accountable under the Second Amendment we now have 230 years of State laws that violate the Second Amendment that need to be repealed.

Before 1867 the Second Amendment only applied to the federal government, so States infringed on the Second Amendment regularly - like Texas, California, New York, Illinois, etc., etc. However, since the McDonald decision in 2010, everything has changed. Suddenly there are 230 years worth of State laws that are now in violation of the US Constitution.
 

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I was born in southern California. When they passed their illegal retroactive firearm ban in 1989, I took my now banned firearms and moved to Alaska in 1991.

California is getting so bad that even the extremely liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is telling them they have gone too far. They are more than 30 years too late, but better late than never I suppose.

Personally, I blame the Supreme Court. If they had applied all the Bill of Rights to the States when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in 1867 we wouldn't have this problem today. But because the Supreme Court took 143 years before holding the States accountable under the Second Amendment we now have 230 years of State laws that violate the Second Amendment that need to be repealed.

Before 1867 the Second Amendment only applied to the federal government, so States infringed on the Second Amendment regularly - like Texas, California, New York, Illinois, etc., etc. However, since the McDonald decision in 2010, everything has changed. Suddenly there are 230 years worth of State laws that are now in violation of the US Constitution.
I would say the federal government infringes on the 2nd Amendment with the 1934 gun control act.
 

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I would say the federal government infringes on the 2nd Amendment with the 1934 gun control act.
Of course, it absolutely does. As does the the Federal Firearm Act of 1938, the Gun Control Act of 1968, and the Firearm Owner's Protection Act of 1986.

Thankfully, in Alaska with the enactment of the Firearm Freedom Act in 2010 we can completely ignore federal law and regulations for all firearms and firearm accessories wholly manufactured, sold, and possessed within Alaska. Congress' constitutional authority only applies to international and interstate commerce, not intrastate commerce.

We did something similar as a State in 1974 when Alaska partially decriminalized marijuana. It was decriminalized for "personal use." Which meant you could grow up to 25 plants and have up to 4 ounces of processed marijuana in possession. Even though it blatantly violated federal law, because it was entirely intrastate commerce, the federal government couldn't do anything. It was still illegal if you had more than the allotted amount because that was considered "commercial use," so the feds did get involved helping out the State with arrests. Basically, if it violated State law and federal law, the feds would assist the State. If it only violated federal law and not State law, the feds would not make an arrest.
 

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Of course, it absolutely does. As does the the Federal Firearm Act of 1938, the Gun Control Act of 1968, and the Firearm Owner's Protection Act of 1986.

Thankfully, in Alaska with the enactment of the Firearm Freedom Act in 2010 we can completely ignore federal law and regulations for all firearms and firearm accessories wholly manufactured, sold, and possessed within Alaska. Congress' constitutional authority only applies to international and interstate commerce, not intrastate commerce.

We did something similar as a State in 1974 when Alaska partially decriminalized marijuana. It was decriminalized for "personal use." Which meant you could grow up to 25 plants and have up to 4 ounces of processed marijuana in possession. Even though it blatantly violated federal law, because it was entirely intrastate commerce, the federal government couldn't do anything. It was still illegal if you had more than the allotted amount because that was considered "commercial use," so the feds did get involved helping out the State with arrests. Basically, if it violated State law and federal law, the feds would assist the State. If it only violated federal law and not State law, the feds would not make an arrest.
I thought about moving up to Alaska back when I graduated from the mechanic school and now that I finished my petrochemical degree I'm thinking about going up there again I can get used to the cold.
 

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I thought about moving up to Alaska back when I graduated from the mechanic school and now that I finished my petrochemical degree I'm thinking about going up there again I can get used to the cold.
The depends on where in Alaska you live. At low tide Alaska is the equivalent to three Texas', and that covers a great deal of climate. For the more extreme temperatures, anywhere more than 300 miles from the coast will do. If you want mild Summers and mild Winters, stay within 50 miles of the coast.

The Alaska panhandle is not much colder than the coastal area of Washington State. It is also the location of our temperature rainforest. So expect 50"+ of rain/snow annually and maybe 3 to 5 clear days per month.

I live in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, which is in the middle. It only gets 14" of precipitation annually, about the same as Los Angeles. This past Winter began with Texas being colder and getting more snow than the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. However, by February that began to change. It dropped to -3°F at the beginning of April and we got another 18" of snow, but now we are in the 40°Fs and all that snow is melting off quickly.

After experiencing 30 Winters in Alaska they have all been different. Some extremely warm with very little snow. Some extremely cold with lots of snow. But mostly in between, or different combinations of the two. Sometimes the Chinook Winds will bring hurricane force warm air up from the south and we will go from -10°F to +50°F overnight. Sometimes those winds blow in January. Other times it may be in November. Or maybe not come at all, like during this Winter.

It really is impossible to predict what any Winter will be like, but overall I would say the Matanuska-Susitna Valley is not much colder and does not get more snow than Omaha, NE. I used to live in Fremont, NE, so I have a good idea of what their Winters are like. It is certainly warmer than St. Paul, MN, where I also lived when I went to school.

There are also no tornadoes. However, you will have to get use to frequent and large earthquakes. We had a magnitude 5.5 quake just this week, which was small. I've experienced a 7.9, a 7.5, and a 7.1 magnitude quake, and numerous 6+ and 5+ magnitude quakes. The 7.1 quake's epicenter in 2018 was only 2.5 miles away from my home, so I really felt that one. There are also a few very active volcanoes nearby (within 100 miles). I've been covered in ash twice so far. But all of that is MUCH better than having to deal with tornadoes.

Spring is the ugliest season of the year in Alaska. Everything is the color of mud.

The good news is that salmon season begins in just 41 days, and since the majority of tourists will not be returning, I'm expecting a good harvest like last year. Summers are always full of activity. We have to prepare for the next Winter and we have a very limited window in which to do that.
 
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On April 15, 2021, the Texas State House of Representatives voted 84-56 to eliminate carry permits.



That is certainly a step in the right direction. Now Texas needs to eliminate its unconstitutional storage, licensing, and age requirements. They are not compliant with the Second Amendment yet, but they are moving in the right direction.
I hope more states follow suit. Its a shame we need laws to reaffirm the 2nd amendment, but due to anti-2nd amendment trash in office we need those laws. Hopefully one day we get enough pro-2nd amendment politicians in the house and senate to make this law of the whole entire country.
 

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Of course, it absolutely does. As does the the Federal Firearm Act of 1938, the Gun Control Act of 1968, and the Firearm Owner's Protection Act of 1986.

Thankfully, in Alaska with the enactment of the Firearm Freedom Act in 2010 we can completely ignore federal law and regulations for all firearms and firearm accessories wholly manufactured, sold, and possessed within Alaska. Congress' constitutional authority only applies to international and interstate commerce, not intrastate commerce.

We did something similar as a State in 1974 when Alaska partially decriminalized marijuana. It was decriminalized for "personal use." Which meant you could grow up to 25 plants and have up to 4 ounces of processed marijuana in possession. Even though it blatantly violated federal law, because it was entirely intrastate commerce, the federal government couldn't do anything. It was still illegal if you had more than the allotted amount because that was considered "commercial use," so the feds did get involved helping out the State with arrests. Basically, if it violated State law and federal law, the feds would assist the State. If it only violated federal law and not State law, the feds would not make an arrest.
LOL... There is a client in Fairbanks that could use your savvy legal help...

 

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LOL... There is a client in Fairbanks that could use your savvy legal help...

You obviously didn't bother to read your source. The man in question is a convicted felon.

During the search, Troopers located drugs and drug paraphernalia, a loaded Smith and Wesson 22 caliber pistol, 2 loaded AR15 magazines, and a backpack containing a pry bar, bolt cutters, screwdriver and wire snips. Further investigation revealed the pistol had been reported as lost one week earlier. Kruger has a prior felony conviction and is prohibited from possessing firearms.

Typical clueless leftist.
 

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You obviously didn't bother to read your source. The man in question is a convicted felon.



Typical clueless leftist.


Is it a violation of FEDERAL firearms laws for a felon to posses a firearm? Hence the FEDERAL charges.... Nobody in the federal government gives two hoots what legislation the state of Alaska passes... It's gun porn for the idiots...
 

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Is it a violation of FEDERAL firearms laws for a felon to posses a firearm? Hence the FEDERAL charges.... Nobody in the federal government gives two hoots what legislation the state of Alaska passes... It's gun porn for the idiots...
It is a violation of Alaska law to be a convicted felon and in possession of a firearm. Nobody gives a damn about illegal federal gun laws in Alaska.
 

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It is a violation of Alaska law to be a convicted felon and in possession of a firearm. Nobody gives a damn about illegal federal gun laws in Alaska.

Well gosh, then why is the FEDERAL government thumbing their nose at this Alaska law and prosecuting this poor Alaskan citizen in FEDERAL court? Will the state of Alaska be charging the prosecutor with violating Alaska state law? Are they too cowardly to give it a try?
 

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Well gosh, then why is the FEDERAL government thumbing their nose at this Alaska law and prosecuting this poor Alaskan citizen in FEDERAL court? Will the state of Alaska be charging the prosecutor with violating Alaska state law? Are they too cowardly to give it a try?
Once again you demonstrate your ignorance. Bradley Kruger is being tried in Alaska courts, not only for violating Alaska firearm laws, but also for trafficking in Oxycontin. Once again your lack of education is very apparent. As a dual sovereign State Bradley Kruger can be charged and tried for the exact same charge both at the State level and at the federal level without violating the Double Jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment.

A better question would be, why are not the feds charging Bradley Kruger with violating federal drug trafficking laws? But obviously you are not intelligent enough to ask such questions.
 

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Once again you demonstrate your ignorance. Bradley Kruger is being tried in Alaska courts, not only for violating Alaska firearm laws, but also for trafficking in Oxycontin. Once again your lack of education is very apparent. As a dual sovereign State Bradley Kruger can be charged and tried for the exact same charge both at the State level and at the federal level without violating the Double Jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment.

A better question would be, why are not the feds charging Bradley Kruger with violating federal drug trafficking laws? But obviously you are not intelligent enough to ask such questions.


He is being tried in the FEDERAL courts.... Talk about ignorance.... Happen to notice the PLAINTIFF?

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If the Alaska law you seem to think means something, why is he charged in FEDERAL court for a firearms violation?
 

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He is being tried in the FEDERAL courts.... Talk about ignorance.... Happen to notice the PLAINTIFF?

If the Alaska law you seem to think means something, why is he charged in FEDERAL court for a firearms violation?
Get a clue. Bradley Kruger is being tried in BOTH the State and federal court for the firearm violation. Bradley Kruger is also being tried in State court for drug trafficking, for which the federal courts have chosen not to charge him.
 

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On April 15, 2021, the Texas State House of Representatives voted 84-56 to eliminate carry permits.



That is certainly a step in the right direction. Now Texas needs to eliminate its unconstitutional storage, licensing, and age requirements. They are not compliant with the Second Amendment yet, but they are moving in the right direction.
They are absolutely compliant with the 2nd... it is a dangerous precedent that they are setting.
 

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Get a clue. Bradley Kruger is being tried in BOTH the State and federal court for the firearm violation. Bradley Kruger is also being tried in State court for drug trafficking, for which the federal courts have chosen not to charge him.


LMAO.... In other words, the US Attorney and the federal courts laugh at the idea the state of Alaska can ignore federal firearms laws... In the 10 years the law has been in effect, can you cite ONE case where this law was used as a defense in a federal prosecution and succeeded?
 

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tbh, i was getting worried about Texas...


You would be right to worry, and they still have a long way to go.

Registration of firearms, specifying specific storage requirements, seizing "unlicensed" firearms during declared emergencies, and imposing an age requirement all violate the Second Amendment and need to be repealed before Texas can claim to be fully Second Amendment compliant.

However, I will commend the Texas State House of Representatives for making a step in the right direction to become fully Second Amendment compliant.
 

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What's funny is California has decided to pass a $25 tax on all guns sold in California. So what people are probably going to do is cross state lines if they're close enough. I'd spend $150 in gas just to deny California my $25 but then again I'm that way.
It's illegal for California residents to buy guns outside of California.
 

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LMAO.... In other words, the US Attorney and the federal courts laugh at the idea the state of Alaska can ignore federal firearms laws... In the 10 years the law has been in effect, can you cite ONE case where this law was used as a defense in a federal prosecution and succeeded?
The feds know better. In the 11 years that the law has been in effect we have held numerous public heavy weapon demonstrations using multiple fully-automatic machine guns, a wide variety of mortars, and even a 105mm Howitzer artillery piece - all with live ammunition - without ever once being molested by any federal law enforcement. Nor is Alaska the only State that is doing this. There are eight other States with a similar Firearm Freedom Act.

This only underscores how ignorant and clueless you are about this subject.
 

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No, they are not. Not even close. But they are moving in the correct direction.
They will move or not regardless of Constitutionality... but there is nothing unconstitutional about permits, etc.
 
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