It is within MERPAC’s agenda to answer the question:
Is the Second Amendment an intangle property of seafarers under Admiralty and Maritime law?
When you find the answer to be YES you will then have to incorporate the Second Amendment rights of seamen into the Merchant Mariner’s Credential, i.e. an endorsement for National Open Carry Handgun (at least a handgun) as a person not prohibited from owning or possessing firearms under 18 U.S.C. § 922, et seq.
THE FEAR OF GUNS = THE FEAR OF THE TENTH AMENDMENT = FEAR OF POPULAR CONSTITUTIONALISM
A funny thing happened at the MERPAC meeting friday at Mass Maritime Academy!
Yesterday I attached my impromptu written testimony on The Rights and Duties of Seamen under the Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms to my email for every member of MERPAC.
It is strange that a U.S. citizen/merchant seaman speaking up and in writing about Second Amendment rights of U.S. merchant seamen will strike fear in the hearts and souls of those in Government, or in this instance the military since the U.S. Coast Guard is a military unit of the United States and the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee is a sub-unit of that military. It seems my email of yesterday frightened one or more members of MERPAC and someone called the Mass Maritime Academy Police on me. At the MERPAC meeting I get pulled aside and escorted by Capt. Joe Murphy, a Mass Maritime Police Officer, and someone else (probably another Mass Maritime official) to an empty room to get questioned on whether I had any firearms. WOW! Talk gun rights and you are immediately suspected of have guns ready to shoot! Ohhhh the inhumanity of free speech! Why can’t we just shut up and take what the Government gives us! We are already legislated and regulated down to the level of slaves. Why can’t we just started acting like slaves?
I have been harassed and investigated by the U.S. Coast Guard on more than one occasion:
2002 U.S. COAST GUARD INITIATED NCIS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF DON HAMRICK FOR EMAILING AN INNOCENT SECOND AMENDMENT ARTICLE TO THE COAST GUARD! (HARASSMENT OF AND RETALIATION AGAINST DON HAMRICK FOR STANDING UP FOR SEAMEN’S RIGHTS UNDER THE SECOND AMENDMENT)!
2004 DOT BAR NOTICE (AT U.S. COAST GUARD’S REQUEST)
2006 DOT BAR NOTICE (AT U.S. COAST GUARD’S REQUEST)
SEE THE LINKED BAR NOTICES ABOVE FOR U.S. COAST GUARD’S ABUSE OF AUTHORITY IN RETALIATION TO MY SUING THE U.S. COAST GUARD FOR SEAMEN’S RIGHTS UNDER THE SECOND AMENDMENT.
Please note that the linked Bar Notices above do not describe the actual offense I am alleged to have committed because I DID NOT commit any offense. The notices are false charges! Nor do the two Bar Notices include information on my rights to appeal the notices in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, 5 U.S.C. § 511-599, which violates my due process rights under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.
Now Capt. Joe Murphy knows why I first introduced myself at the start of the MERPAC meeting Thursday as, “My name is Don Hamrick. I’m just a nobody” because I am treated with a great deal of suspicion because I talk about Second Amendment rights and duties of American seamen.
It is as though I have no right to speak at all without first assuring everyone that I don’t have a gun! It is as though the U.S. GOVERNMENT (both Bush and Obama administrations) has succumbed to mass hysteria over Second Amendment rights of the American people. And when I talk about “National Open Carry Handgun” for American seamen with the U.S. Coast Guard I am escorted away from everyone for questioning!
Where is a seamen’s First Amendment right to speak about Second Amendment rights without getting harassed with questions, no matter how politely and apologetically that are presented. The harassment and intimidation over the exercising of rights is still committed.
This incidence coincides with the following disturbing events:
(April 15, 2009) Maryland National Guard issued their document titled: “Planned TEA Party Protests (FPCON Advisory 09-004),” UNCLASSIFIED/FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (U/FOUO)
(April 14, 2009) Michelle Malkin’s blog is noted for this commentary: “Confirmed: The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real.” See also Lance Fairchok DHS, ‘Rightwing Extremism’ and Information Warfare.
(April 7, 2009) U.S. Department of Homeland Security titled, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” was released to the public as an “Unclassified: For Official Use Only” document. It has created a big stink across the United States.
(Febraury 20, 2009) Missouri MIAC Strategic Report, “The Modern Militia Movement.”
(October 25, 2008) Terrorist ‘tweets’? US Army warns of Twitter dangers: A draft US Army intelligence report has identified the popular micro-blogging service Twitter, Global Positioning System maps and voice-changing software as potential terrorist tools.
Tea Party Movement (protesting excessive federal spending).
MOVEMENTS THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS AFRAID OFF:
Second Amendment Open Carry Movement (just do a Google and Google News search)
Article V Convention Movement (to force Congress to call a Constitution Convention).
Tenth Amendment Movement (States rights in opposition to excessive federal power)
MY RECOMMENDATIONS TO MERPAC:
All the work MERPAC has done to “supposedly” streamline and consolidate the documentation may be all well and good. But when the Second Amendment rights of seafarers (United States) in intrastate, interstate, nautical, and maritime travel are ignored, that omission places the lives of seafarers at risk when facing pirate attacks are ignored all the IMO, SOLAS, ISPS, STCW regulation don’t mean a hill of beans to a dead seafarer, killed by a pirate.
There is a “Right to Life” provision in human rights treaties. It is included in the International Bill of Human Rights. All the problems of national sovereignty, nationality of pirates, and legal conflicts between maritime law and the Law of Nations can be resolved with a ratified treaty on piracy making the act of self-defense against pirates and a resultant killing of a pirate in the act of piracy a justified homocide: a non-prosecutable event under the Law of Nations and especially in regard to the International Criminal Court.
Resurrecting privateers to do jobs the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard are unable to do is the right thing to do. See also GlobalSecurity.org on Privateers to consider whether resurrecting privateers is necessary.