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EXCELLENT! Unmasking Antifa Act would jail people up to 15 years for committing a crime while wearing a mask or disguise
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 77900194:MV80MTA4MjQ0Xzc0NTM5MDUyX0RGMEUyOTcz] :hmm: Why Every Gun Owner Should Oppose H.R.6054 – Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018 https://www.ammoland.com/2018/10/why-every-gun-owner-should-oppose-hr6054/ USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Every American, especially gun owning patriotic Americans should oppose ‘H.R.6054 – Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018'. HR 6054 is the proposed law that would penalize Antifa for wearing masks …I mean for committing crimes while wearing a mask, but really just for wearing masks. Now I've seen a lot of gun owners come out in support of this law and I just wanted to offer a thousand words of caution. I think a lot of people see a proposed law like this and say, “Yep, anything we can do to stop these Antifa guys. That's, good. We got to do it. It's a good idea. Fifteen years in prison for wearing a mask. Sounds like a great idea.” There's a couple of points I'd like to throw out there before we all jump on the give the government more power bandwagon. The Sons of Liberty The first is I want to remind everyone that this country was started by patriots wearing masks and throwing tea into the harbor. While the ideology, of the “Sons of Liberty” was entirely different from Antifa, we need to provide Antifa the same protections we would give the Sons of Liberty if they were to stand trial today. Why? Because this law isn’t about whether or not Antifa ideology is good or bad it's about whether or not we want the government to have the power to judge ideology. The Least Favorite Politician Test When you give the government power, it's not just power to use against your enemies; it's also a power to use against you. And one of the ways I like to illustrate this is what I call the “Your least favorite politician test.” The way to use this test is as follows: While considering a proposed law, a law that seems like a good idea, replace the name of the politician proposing it with the name of your least favorite politician. Now it might be a temptation for some people to jump to Hitler or Stalin, but we don't even have to take it that far. Just imagine if Barack Obama was proposing a law that penalized people with 15 years in jail for wearing a mask. Or cory booker or Dianne Feinstein. Once you make that switch, all of a sudden the law takes on a different tone. What I would like you to remember is that if you give this power to the government today, it will be retained by whoever is in power during the next Democratic Presidency. And not just by them, but by every judge they appoint,or that has ever been selected by any left-leaning anti-gun, anti-patriot, politician. So let us all keep this transfer of power in mind when we hear about any proposed law. Do you want future politicians to have more power over you? In this case of HR6054 the power to put you in jail for 15 years for wearing a mask? What is a crime? What is a mask? We’ve considered whether or not we want to give politicians more power over us, now let’s examine exactly what power is being discussed. The text of the bill says committing certain crimes while wearing a mask will be punishable by 15 years in prison. Even if we like the idea, there are at least two challenges with it. The first is how do we define the crime. The second is how do we define a mask? We have over 50,000 pages of federal laws and regulations on the books. You could start reading now, at whatever age you currently are, and you would not live long enough to read them all. And that doesn't even include what new laws what might be passed in the future. The other problem we have is what is meant by “mask”? I mean, we all know a mask, right? It's one of those “we know it if we see it” things, but how will the courts define a mask? Will a scarf and sunglasses be enough to be considered a mask? Just a scarf? A hoodie and sunglasses? Often these laws sound good because we are always thinking about how it can be used to stop an imaginary bad guy, this evil someone. We also have to consider how these laws could be used against us. I see many gun owning patriots fall into this trap of saying, “well, it doesn't matter because I'm not a bad guy. I'm not a criminal. I don't break the law.” There are two issues with this outlook. The first is yes you do break the law.It has been written that it is impossible for an adult American to get through the day without breaking at least three federal laws. [or just by living in say… NJ] For many it is impossible to get through your day without committing at least three felonies, and that might sound like hyperbole, but please remember those 50,000 pages of laws. Have you read all 50,000 pages? Of course not, and since you haven’t read them all, you can’t be sure you aren’t doing something illegal right now. [/quote]
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Bank robbers. Vandals.
Islam )females) will be the downfall of this idea.
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