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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Highlights Dangers of US Gun Control

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Published on: January 9, 2018

If you haven’t seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, don’t worry, I’m not going to give away any spoilers!

But it’s comical how close-to-real-life a Science Fiction movie can be.  And, how it can hold significant warnings for American gun owners.

In The Last Jedi, two of the resistance fighters receive a parking ticket when they travel to a planet in search of a code breaker.

They are arrested for unlawful parking, but they escape and flee the planet, thus becoming “fugitives from justice.”

Sound familiar?

It should if you’ve been receiving GOA’s alerts over the last month and reading about the dangers of the Cornyn-Schumer-Feinstein bill (S. 2135).

Because this “fugitive from justice” category is the second highest cause of denials under the FBI background check system.

In the movie, once the resistance fighters become “fugitives,” the Supreme Leader sends SWAT Teams to take away their guns and …

Well, there’s more to it, but I told you that I’m not going to give away any spoilers.

The point is, the heroes flee … they become “fugitives from justice” … and all of this for mere parking tickets.

And this is where the movie presents some very tangible parallels to real life.

Under current law, if you don’t pay a speeding ticket which you incur while you’re on vacation, the vacation state can put out a bench warrant on you.

These bench warrants can then serve as the basis for turning your name into NICS as a “fugitive from justice.”

Currently, some states, like Massachusetts and Ohio, do this a lot.  Others, apparently, don’t.

But the point of the Cornyn-Schumer-Feinstein bill is to require that states which don’t must become 100% compliant by doing what the repressive states are now doing.

In other words, states will be forced to search high and low for every conceivable person who might be “deserving of a gun ban” under the massively overbroad definitions of current law.

So S. 2135 will create huge complications for law-abiding gun owners and exacerbate already existing problems.  GOA has already spent time documenting how passage of this bill would affect military veterans and seniors, medical marijuana users, and more.

We’ve also answered the claims by misinformed pro-gunners who think that S. 2135 will improve things for the 2A community, when it won’t.

It’s understandable why a gun-hating Senator like Darth Schumer is supporting S. 2135. It’s a shame that Senator John Cornyn doesn’t see the problems with a bill that will put the NICS system on steroids.

So please contact Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) and Sen. Tim Scott (R) right away.  Tell them to oppose the so-called Fix NICS legislation (S. 2135).

Article by Michael Hammond, Legislative Counsel for Gun Owners of America

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  • Alleged-Comment

    You have too much women and Negroes in control up here. By our magnanimosity of the white men, whom they have gone against, is nothing more than being STABBED in the back.

    The MAGGOTS up there should realize they are committing treason, as there is NOTHING in the Constitution that states we are to be disarmed on the flimsiest made-up excuses, and to thus seek to disarm the American people on this reasoning is nothing short of TREASON.

    You are put on notice that you can be arrested for it. And a nutta ting, GET OF OUR BACKS!! The Constitution is the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND and we have the right to IGNORE anything that goes against it.

  • Ted R. Weiland

    Then endless battle over the Second Amendment. Have you ever wondered why?

    QUESTION #1: What is it that has empowered those opposed to firearms to advance such legislation?

    QUESTION #2: Would such civil “leaders” have been possible and such measures tolerated in 17th-century Christian Colonial America whose governments were expressly established upon Yahweh’s moral law and principles, including the biblical responsibility to defend yourself, your family, and others?

    QUESTION #3: What was it that the pre-Second Amendment American’s looked to as their authority to bear arms?

    QUESTION #4: Could America’s post-Second Amendment gun control problem have something to do with the Second Amendment?

    ANSWER: You can lay the blame for gun control squarely on the Second Amendment.

    America was sold down the river when the 18th-century founding fathers replaced Biblical responsibilities with Enlightenment rights, and nothing demonstrates it better than the Second Amendment.

    Think about it: The Amendment WITH the wording “shall not be infringed” is the MOST infringed, licensed, and limited Amendment of the entire twenty seven. Furthermore, a future generation of our posterity is likely to see the Second Amendment whittled away entirely or repealed altogether. This is inherent nature and danger of optional Enlightenment rights versus non-optional Biblical responsibilities, such as the following:

    “Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword [or today’s equivalent in their hand] … this honour have all his saints. Praise ye Yah.” (Psalm 149:6-9)

    “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house [including spiritual and physical protection], he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” (1 Timothy 5:8)

    QUESTION #5: Which do you think is more potent: 1) An optional right, or 2) A non-optional responsibility. Which is more susceptible to be controlled, limited, and licensed?

    For more, listen to “The Second Amendment: A Knife in a Gunfight,” delivered at the Springfield, Missouri Firearms and Freedom Symposium. Click on my name, then our website, and scroll about half way down our home page to our Featured Messages.

    At this same location, you will also find a radio interview Larry Pratt (Executive Director of Gun Owners of America) conducted with me on this same subject. I think you’ll find Mr. Pratt’s remarks especially interesting.

    If you prefer to read, see our blog article “The Second Amendment is Doomed.”

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