Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I don’t have a problem with the NRA. What I said is they have foolishly and in an unconstitutional, suicidal to liberty manner, worked for and now achieved incorporation of Amendment Two and the rest of the Bill of Rights for use against the states, which, as I pointed out, a state previously would have been free, should they have cared to do so, to pass a must-carry law. You can’t do that now. Now you’ll have Nancy Pelosi getting a vote on the size of the clip, the caliber of the firearm, you name it. Happy? That’s what incorporation brings. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mike: Sam is in Orlando. Hello, Sam, how you doing?
Caller Pam: Actually, it’s Pam. I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas. I’ve not been a political person most of my life and Obama has put me into that direction. I got turned onto you and a few others and I’m hooked now. I just wanted to speak briefly. Earlier in the week we were talking about putting police officers at some of the elementary schools. I thought wouldn’t it be a better idea to maybe hire some of our vets that have come home and don’t have jobs? I know here in Orlando, Monday there was a vet that went to his daughter’s elementary school. He asked permission if he could stand guard outside the entrance of the school and greet all the kids as they were coming in and he was in his fatigues. They gave him permission. He said, “I just wanted to make the kids feel welcome and secure and safe as they were coming in.” That, to me, was a touching story. I thought what a great idea, that we should do that more often.
Mike: I have no problem with that personally whatsoever, but again, all it’s going to take is for one guy in fatigues to show up with a weapon and for one nut job to say they don’t like it for a federal case to be made for some stupid federal judge to claim — again, since all you wonderful Second Amendment proponents have traded your birthright, which is that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights is a bill mostly for the federal government (the Bill of Rights are aimed at the federal government and not the states legislatures), you won’t be able to make that determination. Congratulations.
I wanted to make this point here today. I’m glad you called. Larry Pratt was being yelled at and called names by that English twit Piers Morgan the other night, conducting himself in a not-very-gentlemanly manner. [mocking] “Mike, you just called him a twit.” Well, he’s not standing in front of me. Were he, I’d try to engage him in gentleman, polite conversation, which he did not with Mr. Pratt. Mr. Pratt kept trying to say, “Mr. Morgan, the places where people are known to possess firearms in the United States are the safest places on earth. There is no gun violence there. Your statistics are incorrect.”
Let me just say to you, Pam, now that the NRA and Pratt’s group and all the rest of them have won the battle to incorporate the Second Amendment, and now that it’s under the purview of Congress — and it will be and they’re never going to give it back — now you would be forgiven from doing this. Think about this. Under the Constitution and the first ten amendments, the states have all police powers and they certainly retain all regulatory rights over any weapons or firearms, end of story. You heard Professor Gutzman yesterday. This is a historical fact. It was a fact all the way up until 1918. Under original ratified intent of the Constitution, the State of Florida could actually pass “must carry” laws if they wanted to. A federal judge would just come in if they did, [mocking] “You can’t do that! Second Amendment! We’ve got power.”
You can have places where there could be must-carry laws, have to carry, every household has to have an AR in it. Under federalism and the way it ought to be, [r]epublicanism and under the actual real ratified Constitution, that would be perfectly legal. So you live in Orlando. As long as there’s nothing barring them from doing it in the Florida Constitution, they could pass a must-carry rule, Pam. They can say that every household shall have a weapon, shall have necessary armaments for said weapon, and every adult male shall attend once a year some kind of training course to make sure they know how to use said weapon. This event is not going to end the tradition of keeping arms. That’s what I meant to say earlier.
I see a couple tweets, “I just joined the NRA. What’s your problem?” I don’t have a problem with the NRA. What I said is they have foolishly and in an unconstitutional, suicidal to liberty manner, worked for and now achieved incorporation of Amendment Two and the rest of the Bill of Rights for use against the states, which, as I pointed out, a state previously would have been free, should they have cared to do so, to pass a must-carry law. You can’t do that now. Now you’ll have Nancy Pelosi getting a vote on the size of the clip, the caliber of the firearm, you name it. Happy? That’s what incorporation brings. Why people want to adopt ideas that are totally of progressive making, which is to centralize everything, to give a small cabal of elites total control and power over us is just beyond me. It is not republican in the classic sense. It is not something that is conducive to liberty and freedom of the people. It is the antithesis of it. I just don’t understand. I cannot comprehend how people who claim to be logical can logic and reason their way through this. It just boggles the mind.
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