Wednesday, February 26, 2014

National City, CA, threatens gun shop over gun sign

The sign in question

Ares Armor is getting hammered by local government over its billboard.

“Take down the sign or go to jail. We do not approve of guns…or you.” This is the unmistakable messages sent by progressives when they take over a city and freedom pays the price. Ares Armor is a small tactical store operating one of their stores in National City, CA, a suburb of San Diego.

Nevermind that CEO Dimitri and his staff at Ares Armor are in complete compliance with all laws and ordinances. That does not matter. That’s because guns are at the heart of this debate. The City Council has taken offense to their presence there and is pulling out all the stops, perverting the legal system to destroy them.

But Ares Armor stands unbowed and has paid $10,000 just in the appeals process to get justice. Dimitri, a combat USMC infantry vet from both Iraq and Afghanistan, stands in complete defiance of this attack on both 1st and 2nd Amendments rights.

And yet he faces an uphill and expensive battle with slim odds. The  City has made up its mind and anything related to guns is unwelcome in this Califonia dystopia.



Use the Name, Luke said...

For some reason I've been seeing a lot of videos of abuses by police lately. It's amazing how many times I hear them saying "stop resisting" as they're beating up their victim. The Second Amendment is all about being able to resist abuses under the color of authority.

Anonymous said...

Luke nails it. Abuse under the color of authority. The "law" vs. justice.

stinky said...

A fundamental problem is that the abusers face no consequences for their actions.

At worst, this guy sues the city and the innocent taxpayers foot his legal bills, but the perpetrators face nothing. That needs to change when the abuse is this blatant and this illegal.

Use the Name, Luke said...

Disillusioned said...

The only would be to have the appropriate members of council declared to be vexatious litigants and treated accordingly. A big ask on active judiciary but fair.

Unknown said...

Not only are their actions unconstitutional they also violate the California Constitution, Article 2, and they had to swear an oath to support and defend both. As they have violated their oaths they are unfit to hold office and should be removed.

Anonymous said...

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men.” (Declaration of Independence)

In other words, governments are instituted for one purpose … to secure rights. They are merely the vessel that contains and protects these God-given rights. Government is not the purpose unto itself. It is merely the carrying case for liberty, and when that carrying case becomes the object of our intent, rather than precious cargo of God-given rights being the object of our focus, we are in mired vexation. When our founders erected a new government to shelter their Creator endowed rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” the object was not the institution, it was freedom. They did not create an idol for us to worship and call it government. Government was the shell that contained the egg. The shell has little value but to protect the contents.

Jefferson could not have made it any clearer. America’s founders desired a land in which men might live in liberty. By declaring independence from the government of England and instituting a new government on this continent, they did not erect that government for the purpose of having a government, but rather, it was built as a bulwark to house those principles that secured our freedoms. They created a mechanism designed to carry and shelter our precious freedom and liberty … government was an armored car to protect that, which they considered to be, irreplaceably precious …liberty. Even the independence they sought was not the object … the object was liberty. Even the formation of the constitution in 1787, while a brilliant work, was not the object … the object was freedom.

Now, look further at these words:

“That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.”

This is that time which is now upon us. It is time to abolish what has sprung up in the place of our government and institute new government, and laying again the foundation and purpose of our government … namely, the protection of liberty and freedom. That is the hard work that lies ahead … instituting a new government from within the hydra which has grown up in Washington D.C., state capitals around the country, the counties and cities from the hustings, to the monolithic metropolises coast to coast. We must build again, not a government that does for us what we don’t want to dirty our hands doing, but a government which meets its singular goal as described by the Founders … housing for liberty. Government is not the goal … the goal is liberty. And it will be only, when we rebuild the bulwark of freedom, a government placed solidly on the foundation of constitutional precept, limited in size, scope and reach, to the 17 powers granted it to protect our freedom and liberty, that we will once again breathe free as a people.

Anonymous said...

they're following the "law of the land" yet Big Bro still has to attack them.