Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty teeth.

First Inaugural Address of George Washington...April 30, 1789

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Abraham Lincoln said:

"In this age, and in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it nothing can suceed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions."

James Madison Declared

The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the PEOPLE altogether in their reasonings on this subject; and to have viewed these different establishments not only as mutual rivals and enemies, but as uncontrolled by any common superior in their efforts to usurp the authorities of each other. These gentlemen must be reminded of their error. They must be told that the ULTIMATE AUTHORITY, wherever the derivative may be found, RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE ALONE. (Federalist Papers, No. 46, p.294; emphasis added.)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Handguns and caffeine

Starbucks Corp. has said its policy of letting in customers with handguns openly carried in states where openly carried handguns are legal will continue. The company will follow the law and not get in the middle between pro and anti gun advocates. So now you can pack heat not only in your cup of joe but on your belt. I bet there won't be many Starbucks stores being robed at gun might prove dangerous to the robbers health to say the least. Also I bet there won't be many "whack jobs" going into Starbucks and opening fire on the customers unless they want to commit suicide by open carry civilians.

Stay tuned to this blog, I will let you know about their policy about states that permit concealed carry when I find out.

1 comment:

Gus said...

I suspect that Starbuck's will have no objection to lawful concealed-carry customers. After all, no one knows that the customer is armed - except the customer.