Quote of the day—Alan M. Gottlieb

While we pursue litigation elsewhere we’re happy that the situation in New Jersey has changed. Regardless what some politicians might think, the Second Amendment is not subject to emergency orders, same as the First, Fourth, Fifth or other constitutional protections.

This is one more example of SAF’s ongoing mission to win back firearms freedom, one lawsuit at a time.

Alan M. Gottlieb
SAF founder and Executive Vice President
March 30, 2020
[I think legislative action is going to be increasingly difficult and even impossible in many states. The courts is where we have to fight and win. It appears to me that SAF is on the leading edge of this.—Joe]


5 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Alan M. Gottlieb

  1. Is their NICS system still down? If it is it’s kind of a hollow victory.

  2. “Litigation” in this fight means, essentially, fining the taxpayers in various jurisdictions, for having elected anti-constitutionalists to positions of authority. One problem with that is; those who actually pay taxes, those in private business, are generally not the ones responsible for electing leftist agitators.

    Litigation is something though, and that’s a lot better than nothing, but until we pursue this as a law enforcement issue, getting politicians and cops arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced for their crimes, the problem will persist. Individual offenders, the office holders, must be brought to justice with enough regularity that others of criminal tendency (the un-principled) are dissuaded by the fear of the personal costs. If I can’t have your uprightness and honesty, I’ll have to settle for your fear and loathing.

    Also see “Broken Windows Theory” for a clue as to how another part of this works.

    I don’t think for a minute however, that our present “gun rights” organizations are prepared or willing to do what’s needed. Not even close.

    What we’ve been seeing for generations now has been mostly political lobbying, and that’s the weakest and most cowardly of tactics, being only slightly above the level of doing nothing, but it could be argued that lobbying is worse than nothing in that it ignores the constitutional violation and acts, effectively, as though there were no constitution at all. If there is a constitution, enforce it. If not, then lobby. See?

    Litigation is the next level up in terms of effective action, but law enforcement is the only real and proper method. If murder, for example, resulted in only a small chance of being sued, then murder would be a lot more common.

    Most of us don’t even want to think that violation of the constitutional Oath is a “crime” per se, but it is, and until it’s treated as such (until we embrace reality) then we’ll continue to have problems.

    It has been said; “A job left undone grows larger” and this is a prime example. We now have a government, at all levels, consisting largely of criminals. No one wants to face that enormous problem head-on, and that is understandable, but that unwillingness doesn’t make the problem go away. It makes it grow larger still.

    • Lyle, I agree with you. Do you have any ideas how to fix a system that was intentionally broken before my grandparents were born when we have (for the most part) a miseducated electorate? I’m at a loss.

    • +1000. There is a federal criminal law against such things but the Justice Dept won’t enforce it. Too busy with the coup, I guess.

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