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    Obedience to the law is for the serfs!

    The antis in power will NEVER abide by the will of the people or of the courts. NEVER! The laws are for us to obey and are only what they say they are.

    http://thefederalist.com/2016/05/25/...s-gun-permits/


    D.C. Attorney General Ignores Court Order, Refuses Gun Permits



    May 25, 2016 By Devin Watkins
    Less than a year ago, Kim Davis ignored a court order from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and refused to issue a marriage license to same-sex couples. She was held in contempt of court, served five days in jail, and was ruthlessly attacked in the media.

    Now the office of Karl Racine, the Washington, D.C. attorney general, has ordered D.C. government employees to ignore a court order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The order by the D.C. District Court Judge Richard Leon was to stop denying individuals applying for a concealed-carry permit from requiring a “good reason,” and to immediately update the forms to no longer require that.



    This “good reason” requirement, while it might sound nice, just means D.C. government claimed the authority to arbitrarily deny people their Second Amendment rights because the D.C. government doesn’t like the reason they wanted to be able to defend themselves. As open-carry is completely prohibited, the inability to get a permit to conceal-carry means no one is allowed to bear arms outside his home without the permission of the D.C. government.

    For instance, according to the D.C. government, living in a “high-crime area” is not considered a “good enough” reason to want to be able to defend yourself. This is hardly the strict scrutiny applied to the other enumerated rights in the Bill of Rights like the First Amendment.

    Give Me My Rights

    After the order, I went to apply for a concealed-carry permit in the District of Columbia. The police officers there told me the D.C. attorney general’s office had ordered them to ignore the court order and continue to deny applications. Thinking there might be some kind of mistake, I contacted the AG’s office, which explicitly told me if I had a complaint about what they did I could file that complaint online.

    It is the AG’s duty to see that the court order is properly followed even if he thinks it is wrong.
    The rule of law is worth more than this by an officer of the court such as the attorney general. The D.C. attorney general is free to seek a stay of the court order from the D.C. Circuit Court, but until that opinion is properly stayed it must be obeyed. It is the AG’s duty to see that the court order is properly followed even if he thinks it is wrong. It will take time for D.C. to update the forms as required, but the AG’s office cannot legally order them to ignore the court order and not at least start to draft new forms to inform people that they are not required to submit a “good cause” to exercise a constitutional right.

    While Davis just asked state government take her name off marriage licenses so her employees could sign them for gay couples so she personally did not violate her religious beliefs, the D.C. attorney general is preventing anyone from issuing the license. Will the D.C. attorney general be held to the same level of scorn in the media as Kim Davis? Unlikely, given the liberal bias in most of the media; opposition to gun rights seems like their own kind of religion.

    Davis at least could point to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act her state legislature designed to protect people like her from violating her deeply held religious beliefs. Does the D.C. attorney general’s office have any excuse for their actions? So far they have not given any.

    Those of us who value the rule of law should speak out against the lawless acts of the D.C. attorney general. No one is above the law, not even the D.C. attorney general’s office.

    Correction: Davis’s legal argument used her state RFRA to defend her, not the federal one, as an earlier version of this article said. We regret the error.


    "The devil doesn't come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you've ever wished for.”
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    #2
    shouldn't everyone in the D.C. attorney general’s office be arrested?? or immediately fired.
    let's make america great again

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      #3
      A government official blatantly going against a court order should be arrested immediately and put in prison for treason. A lawmaker willfully breaking the law, what a POS

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        #4
        Originally posted by Safety42 View Post
        A government official blatantly going against a court order should be arrested immediately and put in prison for treason. A lawmaker willfully breaking the law, what a POS
        Who's going to prosecute Karl the Corrupt Justice, Loretta Lynch?

        "Except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it." I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall God governs in the affairs of men. I have lived, Sir, a long time..."
        Ben Franklin, arguably our least faith driven founding father

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        • Safety42
          Safety42 commented
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          They SHOULD be arrested, they will not that is evident.

        #5
        Oh good a multi forum post
        There are two types of people in this world. People that think the Goverment is looking out for their best interest and people that just think !

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        • Finicky Fat Guy
          Finicky Fat Guy commented
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          It's not the first and I doubt it will be the last.

        #6
        Yep I'am sure .. Just as some will vote for Hilary cause they dislike Trump
        There are two types of people in this world. People that think the Goverment is looking out for their best interest and people that just think !

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          #7
          I only respect the rule of law if it is moral. Otherwise, I don't feel any duty to follow it.

          Of course, if I'm caught breaking the law, I would expect punishment to follow.
          Last edited by HowardRoark; 05-25-2016, 11:29 PM.
          I will be celebrating on Jan. 20th regardless of Nov 8th.

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