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"Firearm records are kept in cabinets in the Durham County Courthouse. Carolyn Van Houten for The Wall Street Journal"

“Firearm records are kept in cabinets in the Durham County Courthouse. Carolyn Van Houten for The Wall Street Journal”

 

GRNC Press Release 9-23-2014

Grass Roots North Carolina / Forum For Firearms Education
Post Office Box 10665, Raleigh, NC 27605
877.282.0939 (Phone) 919.573.0354 (Fax) http://www.GRNC.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact: 704.907.9206
E-mail: President@GRNC.org
Release date: September 23, 2014

 

GRNC Demands Durham Comply With Gun Law

Letter to Durham County Clerk of Superior Court demands destruction of registration records

GRNC President Paul Valone and Director of Legal Affairs Ed Green today sent a certified letter to Durham County Clerk of Superior Court Archie Smith advising him that retaining registration records under Durham’s now-repealed gun registration law is a clear violation of N.C.G.S. 14-409.40, which forbids local governments from regulating firearms. Quoting the relevant statute, the letter says:

“(a) It is declared by the General Assembly that the regulation of firearms is properly an issue of general, statewide concern, and that the entire field of regulation of firearms is preempted from regulation by local governments except as provided by this section.

“(b) Unless otherwise permitted by statute, no county or municipality, by ordinance, resolution, or other enactment, shall regulate in any manner the possession, ownership, storage, transfer, sale, purchase, licensing, or registration of firearms, firearms ammunition, components of firearms, dealers in firearms, or dealers in handgun components or parts.”

Since the repeal of the Jim Crow era gun registration law in June, Durham has stopped taking new registrations but has dragged its feet on destroying existing records by claiming they might have “historical value.” Under pressure from GRNC, however, the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources punted back to Durham when it began telling people, “The State Archivist of North Carolina has determined that the Durham Gun Registry Records do not have archival value.” But when a GRNC representative attempted to collect her own registration record from the Durham County Clerk of Superior Court, the clerk’s office denied her request, claiming the records were the property of their office.

GRNC raises possibility of litigation

Noting that GRNC and its sister organization, Rights Watch International, have successfully sued North Carolina over its state of emergency gun ban and Winston-Salem over its illegal parks ban, and that GRNC has recruited plaintiffs with standing in the case, the letter finishes by saying:

“Given that state experts have already determined that the handgun registrations have no historic or archival value; given that no agent of Durham County or the City of Durham can legally utilize the registrations for any reason; given that, absent a statute authorizing their retention, the registrations are a violation of the privacy of Durham County residents; and given the liability to Durham County of the Clerk’s Office continuing to regulate the registrations in clear violation of state law – there is no reasonable course of action but to destroy these registrations. To remove any possible barrier to this end, GRNC will pay the fee of a commercial service provider to remove the illegal registrations from the Clerk of Court’s office, shred them onsite, and recycle the remains. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to arrange a mutually acceptable time for this action.”

The full letter is available at:

http://www.grnc.org/defend-your-rights/press-releases/685-durham-registration-letter

Other links.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/gun-registry-law-gone-debate-over-files-persists-1410562366

 

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Fifth Day of September in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Fourteen.


 

The fox represents the Democratic Party of today.

The fox represents the Democratic Party of today.

 

I happened to stumble across this Disney Cartoon from 1943. Funny how History repeats itself.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/12/nancy-pelosi-civilization-in-jeopardy-if-gop-takes-senate-video/

“It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” Pelosi told Maher. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”

            

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Second Day of September in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Fourteen.


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I’ve been slack…. I haven’t linked to Intellectual Froglegs in a while.

Let me correct that issue RIGHT NOW!

http://intellectualfroglegs.com/

The September 7th Episode

The September 21st Episode

 
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty First Day of September in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Fourteen.


We all know that the journalism industry, the Main Stream Media, is nothing more than a ‘Propaganda Machine’ for the democratic party.  And while most of you are focused on the NFL Scandal, or standing in line to get the new iPhone, you pay no attention to the ‘IMPORTANT ITEMS’.

With that said, I’d like to take few moments to point out some facts on a recent “Education Story” that was published on WTVD ABC 11 here in North Carolina.

http://abc11.com/education/wake-county-parents-fight-for-new-textbooks/316332/

In 2008-2009, North Carolina spent $67.15 on school textbooks per K-12 student.

The funding fell to $14.86 in the 2014-2015 school year, a 7 percent reduction.

“That doesn’t even buy one text book sometimes,” said McDonald.

Dr. Robin McCoy is in charge of K-12 curriculum in North Carolina. She came up through the ranks and remembers exactly when the hammer first fell after the recession in 2010. Textbook funding was cut to $1.69 per student.

From reading this story, one would automatically think that those EVIL Republicans have slashed our Education budget. After all, that IS what Rev. Barber and the Moron Monday crowd have been chanting. And the McClatchy Group, Capital Broadcasting & WRAL, WTVD, the Herald Sun and other liberal media take it and run with it. No need to verify or look any further than a sound bite.

Refer to the above QUOTE once again, and in particular, the last line — “textbook funding was cut to $1.69 per student.”

So, shouldn’t the quote from the above story read;

   

“The textbook funding  increased by 879% from the 2010 level of $1.69 per pupil, to the 2014 level of $14.86 per pupil.

 

Let’s do our own homework now —- shall we;

Raleigh News & Observer, 12/22/2010 (McClatchy Paper)

The HEADLINE –  “Perdue orders deeper budget cuts; Hiring, raises put on hold”

WRAL, 4/28/2009

The HEADLINE - “Governor cuts pay, calls for furloughs for state employees”

WRAL, 5/6/2009

The HEADLINE – “State School Board sets teacher furlough policy.”

   

The chart below shows the total amount spent on each K-12 education budget starting in 2008 through 2014. These figures come from the state budget which is available online:

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Click to view a larger image.

Now, let us delve into the NC State Board of Education. Here’s a handy dandy screen grab from their ‘STAFF PAGE’. They are the ones who make BUDGETS and decide how much goes to what area. (Note: the RED UNDERLINED names indicate that they are registered democrats… according to public info via the NC State BoE site)

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Click for a larger image.

Then there is this little gem from the John Locke Foundation;

Are three associate superintendents enough? Not for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education!

Tracy Weeks, former executive director of the N.C. Virtual Public School, is the state’s newest associate superintendent, joining fellow associate superintendents Rebecca Garland, Martez Hill, and Philip Price. Last month, Weeks received an $11,000 raise to bring her annual salary to $121,000.

Rebecca Garland ($153,824) and Philip Price ($143,483) are the two highest paid employees at DPI, while Martez Hill ($118,126) is the low associate superintendent on the totem pole, so to speak.

Governor McCrory’s annual salary is $141,265. Lt. Governor Forest receives $124,676 a year.



Liberal democrat politicians are the ones who have cut the education budgets — Period!

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twentieth Day of September in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Fourteen.


On Thursday, August 14, 2014, a rally was held in Durham, NC concerning the Michael Brown Shooting in Ferguson, Mo. Our liberal Media was all over it. They are reporting the ‘DIVERSITY’ of the crowd  and all sorts of “Feel Good” & “Kumbayah” moments.

I will now provide my readers SD2010’s “The Rest of the Story” (apologies to Paul Harvey for stealing his phrase)

1st off, here are links to the WRAL & WTVD versions:

http://www.wral.com/crowds-in-durham-turn-out-for-peaceful-protest/13894605/

http://abc11.com/news/200-gather-in-durham-for-peace-after-missouri-shooting/261421/

2nd, Let us look at some of the organizers (who the MSM refused to list by name)

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Here’s FIST and what they represent;

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Notice the FIST Sign the woman is holding

Notice the FIST Sign the woman is holding


“ABOUT – FIST (Fight Imperialism – Stand Together) is a national group of young revolutionaries committed to fighting racism, sexism, oppression of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, and exploitation of the working class, all of which result from imperialism and capitalism. We believe that the only way to achieve true liberation for all peoples throughout the world is through socialism.

We are living in a time of capitalism at a dead end, where our dreams are constantly crushed by budget cuts, racism, deportations and poverty. The need for a revolutionary movement to transform society is more urgent than ever.”

Next organizer is Workers World Party;      

 WWP01   

About Us – Workers World Party fights for a socialist society—where the wealth is socially owned and production is planned to satisfy human need. That’s also what workers around the world, from Cuba to China, have been struggling for. The U.S. rulers have spent trillions of our tax dollars trying to stop them in a global class struggle. WWP promotes international working-class solidarity, the right of every nation to sovereignty and self-determination, and militant resistance at home to imperialist interventions and wars.

But wait, there’s MORE —– Then there is THIS GUY. Guy in the video from WTVD. Your TAX DOLLARS pay him to Indoctrinate your Children at UNC Chapel Hill.

I wish I could figure out what is on HIS T-Shirt?

I wish I could figure out what is on HIS T-Shirt? A woman with an ‘Assault Weapon’ maybe? Could it fit right in with that “Militant Resistance at home to Imperialist interventions” as mention above?      I report, YOU DECIDE!


Tony Perucci – Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor
Performance and Cultural Studies
214 Bingham Hall
962-XXXX
Curriculum Vitae
perucci@unc.edu

Current Research:

Dr. Perucci’s teaching and research address performance as a complex of power and as a means of resistance, subversion, opposition and rupture. His work draws on theories and embodied practices of social movements (especially labor, civil rights, anarchist, and anti-capitalist), the aesthetics and organization of experimental theatre, and avant-garde visual and performing arts.

And then we have this gent mentioned in WRAL’s coverage.      

“Lamond Lilly, a local activist who was first to speak at the event…”

“Lamont Lilly is a contributing editor with the Triangle Free Press, human rights delegate with Witness for Peace and organizer with Workers World Party.” ~ from the Durhamnews Story

A little More from this guy

http://www.thedurhamnews.com/2014/04/01/3749939/lamont-lilly-arrsted-student-left.html

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Fifteenth Day of August in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Fourteen.


Note: This is a Proposed Resolution that has been sent to “SOME” of our elected officials here in NC. It has NOT been passed nor has it been voted on by the NC General Assembly.

 

      

Resolution Addressing Attorney General

Roy Cooper’s Refusal to Enforce the

NC Constitution

    

NC Seal

 

 

Whereas, on May 8, 2012, the citizens of North Carolina voted overwhelmingly to approve an amendment – the Marriage Amendment – to the state constitution, which reads as follows:

Sec.6. Marriage. Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts. (2011-409, s. 1) [1] , [4]

Whereas, the NC state constitution provides two ways in which it can be amended: (1) by a convention of the people; or (2) by legislative initiative; and

Whereas, historically, North Carolina’s constitutional amendments have come by legislative initiative (i.e., a proposal from the General Assembly); and

Whereas, the State Constitution sets forth the procedure by which the General Assembly may initiate and the people may ratify or reject an amendment, including prescribing the time and manner the proposed amendment is to be submitted to the voters:

NC CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE XIII (CONVENTIONS; CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND REVISION), Section 4. Revision or Amendment by Legislative Initiation.

“A proposal of a new or revised Constitution or an amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be initiated by the General Assembly, but only if three-fifths of all the members of each house shall adopt an act submitting the proposal to the qualified voters of the State for their ratification or rejection. The proposal shall be submitted at the time and in the manner prescribed by the General Assembly. If a majority of the votes cast thereon are in favor of the proposed new or revised Constitution or constitutional amendment or amendments, it or they shall become effective January first next after ratification by the voters unless a different effective date is prescribed in the act submitting the proposal or proposals to the qualified voters.” [2]

Whereas, marriage (its definition and its regulation) is a traditional STATE issue, under its inherent state sovereign police powers (to regulate for the health, safety, welfare, and morality of its people; the federal government has NO such police powers); and

Whereas, the Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution, by its plain and simple language, ensures that the federal government shall not infringe upon state powers and hence never encroach upon state issues:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Whereas, the Preamble to the Bill of Rights (which many states insisted upon before agreeing to be bound by the Constitution) articulates the unequivocal reason for the amendments:

The Preamble to The Bill of Rights:

Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; …. [3]

Whereas, the People and their state legislature have rightfully and legally amended the state constitution; and

Whereas, on July 28, 2014, the federal 4th District Court of Appeals ruled 2-to-1 that Virgina’s “Marriage Amendment” (adopted by the voters in Virginia by ballot in 2006) is unconstitutional – the first federal court ruling on this issue to affect the South; and

Whereas, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals includes North Carolina (it hears appeals from the nine federal district courts in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina); and

Whereas, North Carolina’s Attorney General, Roy Copper, has stated that “his office” would no longer defend the state’s Marriage Amendment, as it is his personal opinion that the court’s decision will ultimately condemn it; and

Whereas, the “his office” is really the “people’s” office, for the state Attorney General is a high-ranking law enforcement official, serving as the chief legal officer of the state and often being referred to as “the Peoples’ Lawyer”; and

Whereas, the amendment was not adopted to deny anyone a fundamental human right, but rather to coincide with natural laws and therefore, to serve the ends of public policy; and

Whereas, there is a clear distinction between the wording “All Men are Created Equal” that is expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the term “equality” as defined by the laws of nature. Jefferson, as the author of the Declaration, meant that all people are equal in having a shared human nature. The laws that faithfully guide, explain, and predict nature and its creations define our humanity, our biology, our purpose, and our limitations.

Whereas, laws are strongest when they embrace natural law and weakest when they run afoul of natural law; and

Whereas, Attorney General Roy Cooper took an oath of office which states:

ARTICLE VI (SUFFRAGE AND ELIGIBILITY TO OFFICE), Section 7. Oath.

Before entering upon the duties of an office, a person elected or appointed to the office shall take and subscribe the following oath:

“I, _______________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and maintain the Constitution and laws of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of North Carolina not inconsistent therewith, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of my office as_______________, so help me God.” [4]

      

 

Therefore, be it Resolved that both houses of the North Carolina General Assembly hereby move that Attorney General Roy Cooper be given the following two choices;

1) To submit his Immediate Resignation from Office;

or,

2) To submit a written Public Apology for his refusal to perform the duties of the Attorney General, including a retraction of his previous statement and a written assurance that he will continue to enforce the Marriage Amendment to the North Carolina Constitution.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Footnotes:

[1] http://ballotpedia.org/Election_Results:_North_Carolina_Amendment_1

[2] http://www.ncleg.net/Legislation/constitution/article13.html

[3] http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html

[4] http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/legislation/constitution/ncconstitution.html

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ALTERNATE “LET IT BE RESOLVED” CLAUSE –

Therefore, be it Resolved that the _______(organization/local government)____________ acknowledges that the Marriage Amendment was duly enacted and serves as a valid amendment to the state constitution and is determined to see that it is enforced; and

Be it further resolved that the _______(organization/local government)___________ demands that both houses of the North Carolina General Assembly hereby present Attorney General Roy Cooper with the following two choices;

1) To submit his Immediate Resignation from Office; or,

2) To submit a written Public Apology for his refusal to perform the duties of the Attorney General, including a retraction of his previous statement and a written assurance that he will continue to enforce the Marriage Amendment to the North Carolina Constitution.

 

 

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Fourth Day of August in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Fourteen.


 

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1907 Title 8, U.S.C. § 1324(a) Offenses

Title 8, U.S.C. § 1324(a) defines several distinct offenses related to aliens. Subsection 1324(a)(1)(i)-(v) prohibits alien smuggling, domestic transportation of unauthorized aliens, concealing or harboring unauthorized aliens, encouraging or inducing unauthorized aliens to enter the United States, and engaging in a conspiracy or aiding and abetting any of the preceding acts. Subsection 1324(a)(2) prohibits bringing or attempting to bring unauthorized aliens to the United States in any manner whatsoever, even at a designated port of entry. Subsection 1324(a)(3).

Alien Smuggling — Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(i) makes it an offense for any person who — knowing that a person is an alien, to bring to or attempts to bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever such person at a place other than a designated port of entry or place other than as designated by the Commissioner, regardless of whether such alien has received prior official authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United States and regardless of any future official action which may be taken with respect to such alien.

Domestic Transporting — Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(ii) makes it an offense for any person who — knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, transports, or moves or attempts to transport or move such alien within the United States by means of transportation or otherwise, in furtherance of such violation of law.

Harboring — Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii) makes it an offense for any person who — knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation.

Encouraging/Inducing — Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv) makes it an offense for any person who — encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law.

Conspiracy/Aiding or Abetting — Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(v) expressly makes it an offense to engage in a conspiracy to commit or aid or abet the commission of the foregoing offenses.

Bringing Aliens to the United States — Subsection 1324(a)(2) makes it an offense for any person who — knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has not received prior authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, to bring to or attempts to bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever, such alien, regardless of any official action which may later be taken with respect to such alien.

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA), enacted on September 30, 1996, added a new 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(3)(A) which makes it an offense for any person, during any 12-month period, to knowingly hire at least 10 individuals with actual knowledge that these individuals are unauthorized aliens. See this Manual at 1908 (unlawful employment of aliens).

Unit of Prosecution — With regard to offenses defined in subsections 1324(a)(1)(A)(i)-(v), (alien smuggling, domestic transporting, harboring, encouraging/inducing, or conspiracy/aiding or abetting) each alien with respect to whom a violation occurs constitutes a unit of prosecution. Prior to enactment of the IIRIRA, the unit of prosecution for violations of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(2) was each transaction, regardless of the number of aliens involved. However, the unit of prosecution is now based on each alien in respect to whom a violation occurs.

Knowledge — Prosecutions for alien smuggling, 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(i) require proof that defendant knew that the person brought to the United States was an alien. With regard to the other violations in 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a), proof of knowledge or reckless disregard of alienage is sufficient.

Penalties — The basic statutory maximum penalty for violating 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(i) and (v)(I) (alien smuggling and conspiracy) is a fine under title 18, imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or both. With regard to violations of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(ii)-(iv) and (v)(ii), domestic transportation, harboring, encouraging/inducing, or aiding/abetting, the basic statutory maximum term of imprisonment is 5 years, unless the offense was committed for commercial advantage or private financial gain, in which case the maximum term of imprisonment is 10 years. In addition, significant enhanced penalties are provided for in violations of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1) involving serious bodily injury or placing life in jeopardy. Moreover, if the violation results in the death of any person, the defendant may be punished by death or by imprisonment for any term of years. The basic penalty for a violation of subsection 1324(a)(2) is a fine under title 18, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(2)(A). Enhanced penalties are provided for violations involving bringing in criminal aliens, 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(2)(B)(i), offenses done for commercial advantage or private financial gain, 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(2)(B)(ii), and violations where the alien is not presented to an immigration officer immediately upon arrival, 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(2)(B)(iii). A mandatory minimum three year term of imprisonment applies to first or second violations of § 1324(a)(2)(B)(i) or (B)(ii). Further enhanced punishment is provided for third or subsequent offenses.

 

 

 

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Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Thirtieth Day of July in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Fourteen.

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