Beck and Feuer Exemplify Gun-Grabbing Oath Breakers

Feuer and Beck aren’t “anti-gun per se. As long as they control them, they like all kinds of guns just fine. (Mike Feuer/Facebook)

“Arizona gun laws in L.A.? It could happen,” an editorial in The Los Angeles Times penned by L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck warns.

“Two bills stacked with legislative sponsors — HB 38 in the House, SB 446 in the Senate — would override our state’s longstanding rules governing who is allowed to carry a concealed, loaded firearm in public,” Feuer and Beck explain. “These bills, both called the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, would dictate that if a person can carry a concealed weapon in any state, that person could carry it everywhere in America. This should be a call to action for all Californians concerned about keeping their families safe.”

And why would that be?

“In addition to jeopardizing public safety, concealed carry reciprocity would endanger the lives of law enforcement,” they lie. “The mere presence of more concealed weapons on California streets would make police work here much more hazardous.”

Yes, I wrote “lie.” First by employing the loaded term “dictate,” as if their “right” to usurp powers is being infringed. And that “blood in the streets/Dodge City over fender benders” hysteria has been used by the gun-grabbers every time a state has considered adopting “shall issue” permitting laws. It not only doesn’t come true, leading honest LEOs to admit they were wrong for opposing it, it also increases the sampling size to where objectively, another inconvenient truth becomes apparent.

Per economist and author John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center:

“Permits have been revoked for firearms-related violations at rates of thousandths of one percentage point. Civilian permit holders are less likely than police officers to be convicted of a firearms violation.”

Motes and beams, Charlie…

In true Opposite Day fashion, Feuer’s and Beck’s “progressive” stance is actually one desperately clinging to the past to maintain L.A.s “may issue” permit system. That generally means “may not” as far as commoners are concerned, ensuring the only non-law enforcement citizens allowed to “legally” carry are well-connected political elites and celebrities.

It’s hardly a surprise. Feuer (whom I’ve taken to calling “Der”) has a long history of in-your-face harassment of gun owners. He doesn’t much care for freedom of expression or private property rights, either (no one thinks it’s just about guns, do they?). Years back, when he was floating a requirement to provide thumbprints to buy ammo, a group of us sent him a fingerprint instead, and invited him to guess which one.

Beck, like his “Only Ones” predecessors and counterparts, also has a long history of supporting citizen disarmament. One of his favorite tricks apparently, because he seems to do it repeatedly at so-called “gun buybacks,” is to drag out an inert expended tube and convince an easily-impressed media that his efforts are KEEPING ROCKET LAUNCHERS OFF THE STREETS!!!

What’s evident is that both of these creatures have taken an oath to the Constitution and that true law enforcement, as practiced by Oath Keepers, means refusing unlawful orders and upholding “the supreme Law of the Land.”  .

That Beck and Feuer instead subvert it and do everything in their power to infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms proves them to be oath breakers of the lowest order.

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David Codrea

David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (WarOnGuns.com), and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.

Comments

  1. Jon Dough 31 May, 2017, 15:57

    “oathkeepers of the lowest order” deserve to be hanged as per our constitution.

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  2. Tom 31 May, 2017, 22:50

    “Blood on the streets” hasn’t happened in Texas or Arizona……. it’s all about “control” over the population.

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  3. Gawfer 1 June, 2017, 09:21

    So, the biggest threat to families of Mexifornistans are the men and women who have passed background checks and are authorized to conceal and open carry while those who can’t pass the background checks aren’t? (Insert eye roll here).
    Liberalism is truly the politics of pre-adolescents, and Mexifornistan leads the nation with toddlers!

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  4. Green Giant 1 June, 2017, 09:25

    Proud of themselves. Lying and claiming that all those other states allow dangerous people to have a concealed license. We should boycott the state as being an UNSAFE place to even visit. What is wrong with these bumpkins? I tell you what is wrong. They like the idea of control. They DON’T like the idea of Constitutional rights and freedoms or the ability to protect ones self.
    Yes, it is time for a boycott. If you must go to a seacoast or a Disney park, make it the one in Florida. They treat their people with respect. And they don’t INVITE illegals to come in by the thousands, including criminals.

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  5. Deplorable Robert 1 June, 2017, 10:32

    GOD given rights. Federal/ state “allowed” rights.
    NOT MUCH to that choice!
    I chose God.

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    • Nick 2 June, 2017, 09:01

      The Founders recognized that while our rights as beings come from God, it is our duty to protect and enforce them.
      In all the articles, with all the comments, I see little discussion about the means the Founders incorporated into the Constitution “to execute the Laws of the Union”.
      We can write articles until that right is removed. We can show up here and there and protest, or protect. We can speak of fleeting victories and rejoice in the fact that there are few who understand that a license clearly means NOT A RIGHT.
      What I see is a nation wherein some 100 MILLION people no longer have the right to keep and bear arms as the Founders intended.
      When is it that this organization, or for that matter any such organizations such as the NRA, and GOA start talking about the original intent and the sacred duty “necessary to the security of a free state”?

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  6. BudHall 1 June, 2017, 14:55

    Those two look like the “cat that ate the canary!”

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  7. BlackRockRider 4 June, 2017, 22:31

    I thought Frank Zappa died years ago….

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  8. Bruce Boyer 6 June, 2017, 20:41

    My letter to the LA times, no, they did NOT run it, shocking! LA Times, Letter to the Editor 6-2-2017
    In response to the op-ed by Chief Beck and City Attorney Feuer and the reciprocity for the concealed carry of firearms.

    Let me again put forth my challenge to those men as to a public debate. I suggest that as neither of them have had the courage of their convictions to debate myself ( I have challenged them both, repeatedly) or any other defender of our Constitutional liberties that they know that they put forth baseless opinions, distortions, false conclusions and omit the truth.

    The greatest omission they commit is that our Federal Constitution guarantees we the citizens our right to keep and to bear arms. Rights are not a “collective” anything, they are as to individuals. This means it is our right to possess firearms where we have the right to go, our home, our business, out in the public square. The 2nd Amendment right is for we as individuals. Would you even listen to anyone who claimed that our 1st Amendment as to freedom of speech applied to a government entity, and not as to the individual, as some false claim as to the 2nd Amendment? Would you not laugh at someone who suggests that ‘Freedom of the press” does not apply to television? Yet some falsely claim that citizens who wish to own modern rifles are not at liberty to do so under the 2nd?

    That should end the argument as U.S. citizens have the right to keep and bear arms. Our rights to trial by jury, representation, public trials and against self-incrimination can result in undesirable results too yet only a Fascist would call for an elimination of those rights. The 2nd Amendment is the right that protects all the others. If the 2nd Amendment is not a right, then none are. Are Beck, Feuer, or anyone else suggesting that all of our rights are not rights? If, so see them for what they truly are, ignore their ‘we mean well’, and ‘we know best’ lies and nonsense.

    For those who still wish to deny the reality of the above, consider the Constitutional guarantee of reciprocity. That is found in Article 1 section 10. ‘No State shall make any law impairing the obligation of contracts’. Your driver’s license, title to property, debts, adoption, marriage license, cannot be voided by crossing a State line. When Louisiana or Hawaii issues a marriage license, its good in every state. The fact that it is illegal in CA to marry your 14 yr. old 1st cousin does not void that valid Louisiana marriage if they come to CA! Perhaps Chief Beck should argue that other states can refuse to recognize him as a police officer? The discussion should start at and then end with, ‘what are our rights’?

    All the States should of course recognize the 2nd Amendment and carry permits. The fact that some defy the Constitution is the problem. The Constitution guarantees every citizen a ‘republican form of government’. That means our rights are not to be violated. Pres. Andy Johnson exercised Executive authority to do this after the Civil war to protect the freed slaves in the South as did Pres. Eisenhower when he sent the US Army to protect the right of black school children to attend Central High in Arkansas. Pres. Trump is I think hoping that Congress can codify this w/o the need to force the States to stop denying us our rights. If say Alabama decided to just cross out sections of the Bill of Rights; Would anyone suggesting that the Pres. should not ‘guarantee…’? Yes we would demand it and the same applies to all of our rights to all citizens in all States.

    For those who wish to deny the truth of the Constitution, let me explain further why the application of wisdom says to follow it. There are now 15.7 million concealed carry permit holders in the U.S. ( up from 7 million in 2011, with nearly 500,000 of them in Wisconsin thanks to Gov. Scott Walker! ) That is in addition to the 28 million people in the states that are ‘Constitutional Carry’; no “permission” is required to exercise the “right”. The NRA as America’s oldest Civil Rights organization was waged an extremely successful campaign to bring this about in just the last 20 years. As CA refuses to recognize these permits and allow any of those citizens to carry their firearm into CA, it would be as if CA arrested people for driving here on a Wisconsin license. While the LASD has done that, that’s another story…

    In CA, NJ NY and IL it is a crime to carry a firearm. In CA (unless you are a police officer…) you are committing a crime to carry ANY unloaded firearm outside of Your house (unless it is in a lLOCKED container or you are ‘actively hunting’). The issuance of firearm permits is at ‘the discretion’ of Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs. If you “donate” he is your pal, you get one( as was exposed in O.C.) Four million people in the City of LA, yet only 1,256 permits. I will not accuse Chief Beck of selling permits! Though clearly he thinks no one can be trusted!

    In Vermont and many other states, every citizen who is not a convicted felon can carry a firearm. To carry in PA; a woman fills out the form, the police check that she is not a felon, takes almost 60 seconds to do that, they issue her a permit. When that woman drives over the river into NJ, what is she supposed to do with her gun? It is her right to carry it all across PA, not leave it at home. Once in NJ, she commits a traffic infraction. She has a gun, and a PA permit, but it’s not valid in NJ! She is off to jail, looking at a five year prison sentence. Takes Gov. Christie to issue a pardon for her. This story is repeated every day in the denial states, a pardon is the exception.

    The people of the Constitutional States have the right to travel and be free from unjust imprisonment. Many patriots who live in the denial States realize that they cannot yet overturn the political structure and they have chosen to still stay, and fight. They are demanding that their rights be protected, their congressmen are listening. Their voices are growing larger, and louder. The growth of Constitutional carry and issuance of permits is a monumental sea change in America. Women are now applying for the majority of permits in many states and ‘minorities’ are more inclined to protect themselves in the same way at a higher ratio than whites. These citizens understand and exercise their 2nd Amendment right every day. That right is the most important one to them and they will demand to not be imprisoned for exercising it both at home and when they travel as many people travel to multiple States every week or in an every day commute. The rate of growth means we expect close to twenty states as Constitutional carry and shall issue permits numbering 20 million come the 2020 elections. It is the winning issue.

    Beck and Feuer’s assertions are baseless nonsense. I could refute it all in detail if the Times will give me the space. The proof is in the results. The safe States are the ones where citizens are armed. The dangerous ones are the ones where citizens are disarmed, look at, NJ, NYC Chicago, CA, Baltimore, DC with women far more likely to be the victim of a violent crime. Violent crime has dropped dramatically in the Constitutional States, especially so for women.

    The least likely demographic to commit a violent crime is a Carry Permit holder; It is even lower than that of police officers. Florida studied 200,000 of them over nearly twenty years.

    Take note that the mass shooters never target locations where citizens are armed. They never pick the shooting range on ladies day! In Orlando the terrorist targeted a gay club because the terrorist also knew that group was very unlikely to carry guns. THAT has changed, thanks in large part to groups like the Pink Pistols. The message of the NRA, Sons of Liberty LA and Shootback is that we all should refuse to be victims. Shoot back!
    If Chief Beck, and the other politicians, actually cared about protecting women; Chief Beck would see that EVERY woman in LA was armed. I know that EVERY LAPD officer would volunteer to train them, yes, I have asked, as would a legion of us Patriots. To disarm the people is to make them victims. I would know I was safe in a society of armed women. An armed woman is NOT going to be a victim. The politicains are busy playing political games so dont wait for Beck and the other politicians to protect you, do it yourself!

    As to Politicians that put political agendas ahead of women’s safety, we call them________

    Bruce Boyer, Chief Instigator, Sons of Liberty LA
    San Fernando

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