If you don’t remember John Cinque, he’s the Connecticut gun activist and Navy veteran who is credited as starting the non compliance movement in regards to Connecticut’s new registration laws.
In a video released last year (at the bottom of this article), Cinque delivered testimony to state lawmakers saying that he would not comply with any gun registration requirements. Cinque’s video went viral when it was first release and is making a second viral lap around the web in recent weeks as the situation in Connecticut continues to develop.
In a new video, Cinque is shown talking to Republican gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti. While talking to Viconti, Cinque reveals that he has faced threats over this stance and comments.
Dr. Benjamin Carson’s rip-roaring speech Saturday had the Conservative Political Action Conference attendees all fired up — everyone except The Blaze’s Dana Loesch, who said Carson’s support for gun control is a deal killer for her.
Carson has been a darling of the right ever since his address at the National Prayer Breakfast last year, when he repeatedly attacked the president’s policies, with Obama seated less than 10 feet away.
Carson’s CPAC speech revived the same excitement, and elicited thoughts of a presidential run. Many took to Twitter using the hashtag #RunBenRun. Here are a few examples, the first from Independent Journal’s Kira Davis:
Manasquan, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- News is breaking that an outspoken critic of New Jersey’s draconian gun laws is being actively targeted with an arrest warrant issued by the New Jersey State Police.
With less then 72 hours before a scheduled Law and Public Safety Committee Hearing on Assembly Bill A2006, a New Jersey proposed law to limit magazine capacity to a maximum of ten rounds of ammunition. Additionally the Assembly Bill A2006 would ban more than 30 models of common .22 plinking rifles. Is it coincidental that the New Jersey State Police should suddenly find need to issue a warrant for Mr. Kaleda’s arrest only days before he would be expected to appear and testify at this type of hearing?
James Kaleda, is a well known outspoken critic of New Jersey gun laws and New Jersey Assembly abuses of parliamentary procedure. Mr. Kaleda was famously thrown out of a similar hearing last year by Democrat George Norcross for being “Out of Order“. Today via social media Mr. Kaleda revealed that he received a phone call from the New Jersey State Police that a warrant has been issued for his arrest over allegations of falsifying portions of an application for a New Jersey Non-Resident Firearms Owner ID Card.
Mr. Kaleda was understandably and wisely reluctant to say exactly what the allegations were when I spoke to him, but he did acknowledge that the State Police contacted him approximately two weeks ago and suggested there was a problem with his paperwork and offered an opportunity to “come in and make corrections”. Mr. Kaleda declined, correctly deducing that presenting himself to make such changes would be viewed as an implicit acknowledgement of actually committing the offense of falsifying the document, essentially admitting to guilt of a technical violation.
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens believes the Second Amendment should be amended.
In order to clear up what one commentator calls the “exquisitely awkward 18th century syntax,” Stevens proposes adding five words to the present version of the Second Amendment. Stevens’ revised Second Amendment would read:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the militia shall not be infringed.
In his newest book, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, Stevens offers the following defense of his proposed change:
Emotional claims that the right to possess deadly weapons is so important that it is protected by the federal Constitution distort intelligent debate about the wisdom of particular aspects of proposed legislation designed to minimize the slaughter caused by the prevalence of guns in private hands.
Slaughter caused by the prevalence of guns in private hands? The fact is that it is governments, not civilians, that have been responsible for the killing of over 300 million people in the 20th century alone.
Stevens’ proposal not only would allow regimes to retain access to their weapons, but would leave private citizens powerless to oppose future slaughters.