AP-Twice convicted of felonies, James Francis Barton Jr. faces charges of violating a federal law barring felons from owning guns after police found seven pistols, three shotguns and five rifles at his home south of Pittsburgh. As a defense, Barton and several other defendants in federal gun cases argue that last month's Supreme Court ruling allows them to keep loaded handguns at home for self-defense. "Felons, such as Barton, have the need and the right to protect themselves and their families by keeping firearms in their home," says David Chontos, Barton's court-appointed lawyer.
Gunguys.com concludes: You can see it now, a judge stating that felons have rights too, even to own an assault rifle for protection. Many ex-convicts live in "rough" neighborhoods after all.
Now let’s talk about the Zoo gun tour.
KBCI-TV: A group of Treasure Valley residents brought their hand guns to Zoo Boise, wearing their Second Amendment rights on their belt straps for all to see. About a dozen gun owners took advantage of Idaho's open carry laws which allow them to carry guns in public as long as they are in plain view and remain holstered. Gun advocates said they organized this event at Zoo Boise because it is public property and they can't be kicked off.
"I don't know that we're trying to make a statement," says Eric Bauer, who came to the zoo with his wife, three kids, and gun on his belt. "Maybe if anything we're trying to educate the public as to what they're rights are. If you don't exercise your rights, you're gonna loose your rights," says Bauer
Bauer and his wife both were carrying guns. Since Bauer's three kids aren't yet 18 and can't legally carry a handgun, they carried knives on their belt straps instead.
That’s right; the kids are wearing KNIVES on their belts. What clue can you find that might indicate this irresponsible, twisted parental zealot should lose custody of his kids, fast before someone really gets hurt? Some fellow Madisonians were stunned at Zoo Boise’s craziest zoo display, the Bauer family.
Anji Robertson who was visiting from Madison, WI with her husband and three kids said, "To me I think it gives kids the idea that guns are OK and I think that they're going to be desensitized." says.
There is only one way to stopping this arrogant and childish bullying by gun loving wack jobs, and that is to run for your life from any business that allows open carry in public. Can you imagine the impact on businesses, public and private, when a civil disruption occurs every time and suddenly their stores or services are no longer considered safe? I guarantee I will create a scene like no other, and remove my family immediately. Gun goons are already trying to force Disney World to allow guns in their parking lots.
This is only the beginning.