- The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that the proliferation of handguns and semi-automatic assault weapons in the United States is a major health and safety threat to its citizens.
- The League supports strong federal measures to limit the accessibility and regulate the ownership of these weapons by private citizens.
League of Women Voters
September 15, 2017
LWV position on gun control explained
[The Heller decision explicitly calls out handguns as protected by the Second Amendment. Apparently the LWV doesn’t concern itself with limiting government to constitutional limits.
Don’t they understand that the constitution isn’t a serve yourself buffet? You should remember this position statement should someone suggest infringing the Nineteenth Amendment. Or maybe suggest it yourself when someone wants to infringe other guaranteed rights.
And don’t ever let anyone get away with telling you that no one wants to take your guns.—Joe]
They should change the name to League of Panty Waist Voters.
How about the Progressive Marxist Society?
It’s always the women.
Sometimes it’s the men, but always it’s the women. As a block, they vote overwhelmingly Marxist/authoritarian.
“Here, Adam, try this fruit! Come on, it’s just a little piece of fruit. See? I had some already and I didn’t die…”
She may not know it, but it dwells within the heart of every woman to want to kill her man. That ‘thing’ in her may not always express itself, but it’s always there, and almost always does express itself somehow. It may be very subtle (or even quite plausible, or even attractive), but truly effective evil always is.
The blame lies chiefly on the men, however, for they are the ones who must go along with the women in order to bring a society down into destruction.
“Put the fruit down, Eve…” (metaphorically speaking) is the required tone and tenor, but most men fail in that regard. So you men can’t blame the women after you’ve gone right along with them like a little boy desperately seeking a mommy when the thing he needs most is the real father.
Even the most strident jihadists, who some of us tend to see as manly, whatever else may be said about them, are going after or are motivated by, their 72 virgins, the little pussies.
There was phrase, quite common in America in the 1960s, which illustrates this nicely;
“Girls say ‘yes’ to boys who say ‘no’.”
It means, boys, that you’ll get some pussy if you say no to America. It’s exactly the same promise that the Imams make, of the 72 virgins. If you simply go along with whatever evil is being promoted at the time, you’ll get the women. So you think the jihadists who strap on an explosive vest are retarded and foolish, and yet you fell, and will fall, over and over, for the same ruse.
I think you need to increase your sample size of woman on the planet. Perhaps you have a biased sample from which you are drawing your conclusions. From a lot of your comments about women one would think you haven’t had a dose of Dr. Joe’s Cure for everything in far too long, is that the problem?
Whatever the basis, I know you are unable to know “the heart of every woman” and your conclusions are way off base.
This makes just as little sense as Jews voting for victim disarmament. Women, like Jews, have a greater than average need for effective self defense tools.
The constitution is absolutely a buffet. Out of the first 10 amendments, half aren’t protected. No surprise that the 2nd amendment is treated the same way.
Article 1 section 10 forbids the States from passing any “Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts” – dead letter.
Article 2 section1 specifies “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors.” 15th amendment has been used as a tool to completely erase this, far beyond the 15th
Article 2 section 3, ” he [the president] he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper” – remember the fights over recess appointments? The president has the power to adjourn Congress and then fill vacancies. That he has any power to adjourn Congress is now a dead letter.
Article 3 Section 2. In all cases “in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction.” Dead letter.
Article 4 sections 1 & 2 – I’m sure you are aware don’t hold legal effect anymore.
First amendment, no longer any right “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Dead letter. Annoy anyone with power, go straight to jail. Contempt of court & contempt of Congress are legally protect civil rights, not crimes.
4th amendment – now aspirational
6th amendment guarantee to a speedy trial – nope
8th – generally but not scrupulously upheld
9th, 10th amendments – dead
24th amendment – felons in jail for nonpayment of taxes don’t get to vote, in direct defiance of the explicit text of the 24th amendment.
Though I regret it, the Constitution is dead. The sooner conservatives/libertarians wake up to this, the sooner we might be able to do something effective about it.
Sure, but what? There’s the “convention of the states” movement, which completely misses the point that the existing Constitution has been ignored ever since the ink on it dried. So why is there any reason to believe an amended one, or even a full replacement, would be treated with any more respect?
The “semi-automatic assault weapon” is a figment of their lurid imagination.
Please, pray tell, what is one? There is no standard definition because they are simply “black guns” they want to ban. They looks scary, but they are essentially identical to a long list of hunting and other unremarkable rifles functionally.
So a large organization cannot do the most minimal amount of research on a subject that pertains to a Constitutionally-recognized basic human right (i.e. self-defense) and they expect us to respect them. Nope. Go pound sand LWV; you ignorant, uninformed, tyrants.
The definition I am aware of is “gun with an appearance that scares left wing coastal Democrats”.
It’s not entirely based on fear. Part of the basis is that they think banning them is politically viable.
A good counterpoint to this LWV propaganda is a recent news item about black women carrying in Chicago: http://gunfreezone.net/index.php/2017/09/18/chicago-women-ccw/ — by the way, that blog name is a joke on the victim disarmament crowd.