What is the untrue gun myth that irritates you the most

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  1. Trey Veston

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    My most/least favorite myth is that shooting an attacker further than 7 yards away opens you up to prosecution. I've been told multiple times that shooting someone at 25 yards is illegal and will get you arrested.

    The second is that going up against an active shooter with a rifle using your CCW is suicide.

    Funny how when the now infamous mall hero stopped an active shooter with an AR at 40 yards, all those folks have chosen to be silent.

    Still waiting for him to be arrested.
     
  2. ACES&8S

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    The myth that politicians need at -least- 4 armed guards around them, but our family doesn't
    need any guns to protect each other as long as we can call 911.
     
  3. tark

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    Randy Weaver might disagree with you...
     
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    Not actually STAMPED Mattel...
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  5. dogtown tom

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    While witty, that doesn't disprove my statement.;)
    If you want to see interesting stats, check out how many NICS denials resulted in federal prosecution.
     
  6. dogtown tom

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    That sheriff is an idiot.
    Get back to us when he actually arrests a federal agent who is performing his job duties.
     
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    According to the Congressman they quote, the search was illegal. Therefore, it seems the sheriff would be in his rights to arrest the federal agents.
    According to the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, "The law enforcement powers held by the sheriff supersede those of any agent, officer, elected official or employee from any level of government when in the jurisdiction of the county."
     
  8. tark

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    Very few that I am aware of. But governments in general have too much power. Mask mandates, lockdowns and school closings are three examples. And look what happened after Jan. 6th 2021. The feds threw anybody and everybody that was even remotely involved in jail, while ignoring real crimes that happened on that day.
     
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    A government does not have to have the actual authority just has to claim it does and have the police power to enforce it as well as judges who will let them get away with it. It also helps a lot if the media plays along.
     
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    That guns ARE THE ONLY WAY TO COMMIT CAPITAL CRIMES. and that GUNS ARE NEEDED FOR HUSBANDS TO TERMINATE THEIR WIVES.
     
  11. dogtown tom

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    That Congressman is an idiot as well......it wasn't a search and even the most dimwitted federal agent knows that a search of the premises requires a search warrant. What you, the Sheriff and the Congressman are misssing is that ASKING QUESTIONS is not the same as a search. Good grief man, the agent was on his front porch....how the heck is that a search?o_O

    Thats laughable.
    Any evidence uncovered during such a search could not be used in a criminal trial.


    Yet the US Supreme Court disagrees.

    You need better news sources.:rofl:
     
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  12. aaaaa

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    Its harassment, and that is not good. I like these bills filed in Oklahoma and hope they all pass into law. More states should do this:
    https://oksenate.gov/press-releases/sen-dahm-files-bill-allowing-sheriffs-arrest-feds-who-confiscate-guns-form-posses
     
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    Not really.

    There are a few cases where a search warrant are not required. Two I can think of off the top of my head are: 1) probable cause, and 2) verbal consent.
     
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    "If you don't have anything to hide, why do you mind if I come in and look around?"
     
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    That all by itself does not constitute "probable cause".

    If a LEO says that to you and you say "NO." and he says: "Well, I'll get a warrant."

    What evidence of a crime will he/she provide to a Judge for that search warrant? That you just said "no" to a warrant-less search?
     
  16. Speedo66

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    They can pass all the bills they want, none of which would actually restrict a federal LEO. Same for those that say silencers don't require a stamp in their state.
    The "Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Asso." is some phony group thrown together by some partisan nut jobs. That statement, that sheriffs have ultimate power, sounds like a version of the "sovereign citizens" group who claim they don't have to pay taxes.
     
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    Gee, do you reckon that is why I put it under "verbal consent?"
     
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    Many folks believe that they have to say "yes" when asked that question, therefore the response.
     
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    Question:

    What Constitutional grounds is the 1934 National Firearms Act based on?

    The regulation of inter-State movement of firearms is within the Federal mandate according to the Constitution (interstate commerce), but if something (silencer, SBR, etc) is made in one State and never leaves that State, how does it become a Federal issue?
     
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    That is an excellent question and perhaps we will see an answer if this lawsuit by the Texas AG is ever settled. We in Texas are hoping the ruling is in our favor.
    Headline:
    AG Paxton Sues Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for Unlawfully Prohibiting Firearm Silencers in Texas

    https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/ag-paxton-sues-bureau-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives-unlawfully-prohibiting-firearm#:~:text=Texas House Bill 957, passed,use without paying a tax.
     
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  21. Speedo66

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    If you earn all your money in one state, do you still have to pay Federal taxes?

    I'm sure people who got arrested for making their own silencers may have never left the state with it.
     
  22. tark

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    As dogtown tom has pointed out, that is a ridiculous statement. It is the opinion of a Sheriff's organization claiming to be constitutional ... while obviously knowing nothing about said document.
     
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    I guess we lost control when they ditched the Articles of Confederation some 2.5 centuries ago. ;)

    I don't know if they are a phony group or just trying to clarify the purpose of county sheriffs. Else what need for county sheriffs if we have state police and urban counties have city police too.
     
  24. Speedo66

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    Their original job was tax collection. Also serving court process, and later, operating county jails.

    These were things state and city police didn't do. Certain of their jobs do overlap with other agencies at this point. Since they are elected officials, politicians, I guess they will say whatever they want.
     
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  25. dogtown tom

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    1. It isn't harassment in the least.
    2. Again, since you missed it the first time, states don't get to tell the feds what laws they want to ignore. I read about the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution in high school.
    You should Google it.
     
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