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Sunday
Dec162012

NOW is the Time for Law Abiding Citizens to Legally Purchase Guns

I’ve received a number of inquires about purchasing firearms. I am familiar with the process in Texas.  Laws and regulations, including waiting periods vary from state to state. 

Obama made it very clear tonight that he is going to do everything he can to fundamentally change gun ownership in America.

How to purchase a firearm in Texas:

If you are NOT a prohibited person (from owning or possessing a firearm) and ARE a resident of Texas AND your Drivers License or State issued ID is valid AND contains your current address, this is the only document or ID you will need to purchase a firearm.  If you are a CHL holder, you can use that ID if it has not expired and lists your current address.

There is no waiting period for purchasing a firearm in Texas.  If you have never purchased a firearm from a licensed gun dealer, I recommend you go to Academy Sports and Outdoors ASAP.  Academy Sports carries a large selection of both hand guns and long guns at competitive prices.  I have found Academy prices to be the lowest of all the major gun stores in north Texas.

After you decide the gun(s) you want to purchase, you will present your state issued ID to the clerk and then fill out an ATF Form 4473.  The clerk will call in your information to the FBI after you complete the form.  If you are not a prohibited person, you can legally purchase the firearm(s) after you are cleared by the FBI.  The entire process usually takes less than 30 minutes, including filling out the form.

Here is a link to Form 4473

http://www.atf.gov/forms/download/atf-f-4473-1.pdf

If you have been considering making a firearms purchase but have been procrastinating, I would highly recommend that if you can legally purchase a gun, you do it ASAP.  There is going to be a run on guns, starting tomorrow morning.

There is also going to be a run on any gun magazine that holds more than ten rounds, both handguns and long guns. Many of the popular websites have already sold out of magazines that hold more than ten rounds. I did find 30 round magazines available for sale on both the Ruger and Beretta websites earlier this evening. 

The Democrat Party has already vowed to introduce legislation to prohibit a number of guns and magazines on the first day that Congrees convenes in 2013. 

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday she would introduce a bill re-instating the federal ban on what liberal fascists erroneously call assault weapons on the first day of the new Congress in January.

Feinstein, a leading gun control advocate in Congress, said the measure had been in the works for a year and would be unveiled simultaneously in both the House and Senate.

The assault weapons ban enacted in 1994 lapsed a decade later. But calls to renew it have grown louder following the Friday shooting of 27 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., as well as in response to other mass shootings in recent years.

President Obama “is going to have a bill to lead on,” Feinstein said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The measure, she said, would aim to take “weapons of war off the streets of our cities.” “It can be done,” she added.

“It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively, prospectively. And it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets,” Feinstein said of her proposal.

The Constitution shall never be construed … to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.Samuel Adams

Sunday
Dec162012

Progressive Moral Decay Leads To Assault on Our Civil Rights

Moral decay in America continues under Barack Obama’s “secular agenda”. But it didn’t start there.  Since 1963 the courts have relentlessly driven God out of public life.  In 1963 we had a black and white television that picked up just two television stations.  By 1968 we had double the number of channels to four stations.

Today I have access to over 800 television channels on Directv.  99% of those channels are controlled by the far left wing.  The left also controls the education system in America from pre-school to graduate school. 

Those who support and defend the Constitution of the United States are now a minority in America.  Our country is operating under a liberal fascist agenda of non-tolerance in an Alice and Wonderland upside down society.  Right is wrong and wrong is right.

Liberals insist that free choice means you can abort unborn babies at any stage in your pregnancy but the death penalty is immoral.  We can take innocent life if it inconveniences us but we can’t take the life of the most evil of murderers.  If a criminal or a madman uses a firearm to commit atrocities, than we must take away the guns of law abiding citizens.  If citizens are lazy and irresponsible and don’t take advantage of their free education, we are immoral if we don’t take from those who work and give to those who don’t.

Wealth comes from government which is good and should take from the wealthy who are evil.

The top 10% of earners pay over 70% of federal income tax but they don’t pay their fair share and are greedy.

At least 47% of Americans pay no income tax and over 47 million of them receive an average of $400 a month in food stamps.  Agriculture Secretary Vilsack recently told a gathering of Hollywood fat cats that “one of two kids in the United States will be on food assistance at some point in their childhood.”  But of course their parents aren’t lazy or greedy. 

Liberal fascist propaganda is working.  It got Obama re-elected.  There’s no end in sight to the “fundamenta; changes” that Obama has promised to make.  This country was founded on the principle of a limited central government and individual inalienable rights.  Yet progressives openly advocate taking away both our first and second amendment civil rights and all state’s rights.  But they want to accompish their subversion by Presidential decree, not by legally amending the Constitution.

Since Obama’s inauguration, 18 million people have been added to the food-stamp rolls; spending on the program has doubled — it cost $75.7 billion in 2011 compared to $35 billion in 2008; and enrollment has hit an all-time high of 46.7 million recipients. Meanwhile, the number of children receiving free school lunches has inflated from 18 to 21 million — an unprecedented jump — and 53 percent of all American infants are receiving support from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, more commonly known as WIC. Business is booming.

To put these increases into context: The Congressional Budget Office reports that, since 2008, the federal government has increased defense and transportation spending by 11 percent each, and Medicaid spending by 27 percent. Over that same period, spending on food-stamp and nutritional programs has expanded by 110 percent. Eight in ten dollars in the farm bill are now spent on food stamps.

The Obamanation measure success by how many people are on food stamp rolls and government-run health care.

In early 2012, the USDA was criticized for running advertisements that encouraged reluctant citizens to enroll because it would help them eat right and thus look good. At around the same time, the department partnered with the Mexican government to try to sign up “eligible Mexican nationals.”

Despite these scandals, neither the administration nor the Democrats in Congress have shown any inclination toward reforming the programs, which are rife with inefficiencies. Nor, for that matter have Republicans. From 2001 to 2006, the food-stamp budget doubled, despite unemployment levels’ staying around the 5 percent mark. That is dependency without a cause, and it is shameful.

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury.

The country has not been this divided since the Civil War.  In many ways I think the divide is wider than it has ever been.  We are so far apart, we can’t find any common ground. 

The government can and will take more of my money.  The more you make, the more they take.  We’ve come to accept half the nation paying zero income tax and saying the half that does pay, doesn’t pay their fair share.

When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.

Where morality is present, laws are unnecessary. Without morality, laws are unenforceable.  Gun control puts takes guns out of the hands of law abiding moral citizens and places them in the hands of criminals. 

When it comes to giving up our Second Amendment rights, which now that Obamacare has been checked off, is next on their agenda, will we be lead to the slaugher like sheep or take a stand?

The whole of the Bill of Rights is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of. -Albert Gallatin (1789)

The Constitution shall never be construed  to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. - Samuel Adam

Saturday
Dec152012

No Law Abiding Free Man Should Ever Be Barred the Use of Arms

As usual, the liberal fascist political machine immediately politicized yesterday’s horrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.  Liberals are always looking to promote their political agenda to ban possession of guns by law abiding citizens in America. 

We had guns in America for over two hundred years , and we didn’t have mass murders by active shooters every other month until this century.  Liberal fascism has caused this moral decline.  These mass murderers are young, self entitlement white males with serious personality disorders.  Not one of these “active shooter” atrocities has involved law abiding concealed carry permit holders, NRA members, hunters, or shooting sports enthusiasts.

If the people on the left are so eager to control things, we need values control. We need some social guard-rails. We need citizens with a moral compass. We need to instill traditional American values in the youth rather than their right to choose when and where they can terminate a pregnancy because they were to lazy to take advantage of free birth control.

Response to the Connecticut school massacre Friday came along predictable lines, with conservatives expressing their condolences and horror and liberals saying it is time to pass more gun control laws. 

I agree with Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, who issued a statement last night attributing the massacre to gun regulations, arguing that had weapons been permitted on school grounds, the murders could have been avoided:

“Gun control supporters have the blood of little children on their hands. Federal and state laws combined to insure that no teacher, no administrator, no adult had a gun at the Newtown school where the children were murdered. This tragedy underscores the urgency of getting rid of gun bans in school zones. The only thing accomplished by gun free zones is to insure that mass murderers can slay more before they are finally confronted by someone with a gun.”

Only one policy has ever been shown to deter mass murder: concealed-carry laws. In a comprehensive study of all public, multiple-shooting incidents in America between 1977 and 1999, the inestimable economists John Lott and Bill Landes found that concealed-carry laws were the only laws that had any beneficial effect.

And the effect was not insignificant. States that allowed citizens to carry concealed handguns reduced multiple-shooting attacks by 60 percent and reduced the death and injury from these attacks by nearly 80 percent.

Apparently, even crazy people prefer targets that can’t shoot back. The reason schools are consistently popular targets for mass murderers is precisely because of all the idiotic “Gun-Free School Zone” laws.

Oh by the way, the other major “Gun-Free Zone” in America is the post office.

Both supporters and opponents of gun control will point to this fact in the coming days: Connecticut already has some of the toughest restrictions on gun in the United States.  In 2011, Connecticut was rated the fifth toughest by the pro-gun control Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence on a scorecard which gave points for each restriction the group favors.

To buy a gun, Connecticut law requires residents apply for a local permit, typically with the town’s police chief, have their fingerprints taken and submit to a state and federal background check with a 14-day waiting period. To buy a handgun, residents also are required to take a gun safety course.

The state is also one of seven to have an assault weapons ban that specifically lists more than 35 semiautomatic and automatic weapons that are banned in the state.

Stringent gun control does more harm than good.  Criminals and crazies don’t obey laws.  Not a single gun control advocate can articulate how taking away guns from law abiding citizens will stop criminals and crazies from committing mass murders. 

“No free government was ever founded or ever preserved its liberty, without uniting the characters of the citizen and soldier in those destined for the defense of the state…. Such are a well regulated militia, composed of the freeholders, citizen and husbandman, who take up arms to preserve their property, as individuals, and their rights as freemen.”  - State Gazette (Charleston), September 8, 1788

Friday
Dec142012

Illinois To Continue Fight to Violate Your Civil Rights 

Now that Illinois’ last-in-the-nation prohibition on carrying concealed weapons has been struck down, lawmakers in Springfield are faced with figuring out the details of where, when, and who can carry a concealed weapon in the state as gun banners advocate fighting the decision in the Supreme Court.

The 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the state’s prohibition as unconstitutional on Tuesday. In his decision, Judge Richard Posner wrote that there is legal precedence for maintaining that gun use outside the home is warranted for self-defense.

“Twenty-first century Illinois has no hostile Indians,” he wrote. “But a Chicagoan is a good deal more likely to be attacked on a sidewalk in a rough neighborhood than in his apartment on the 35th floor of the Park Tower. A woman who is being stalked … is more vulnerable to being attacked while walking to or from her home than when inside.”

The court gave Illinois 180 days to revise its gun law to allow the carrying of guns in public.

On Wednesday, Chicago liberal fascist Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters he pledged to make available legal resources from the city’s law and police department to review options for an appeal to the court ruling he described as “wrongheaded.”

Supporters of second amendment civil rights and gun banning bigots are likely to battle over the next six months as lawmakers draft the state’s new gun law, which will determine the process for obtaining conceal carry permits, establish where gun owners are not allowed to carry weapons, and create restrictions on who can carry a concealed weapon based on criminal or mental health histories.

State gun laws vary widely on both open and concealed carry.  While most states do not allow concealed weapons in churches, or other houses of worship, it is allowed in a handful of states, including Texas, unless the institution posts a sign saying they are banned.

Texas bans CHL carry in establishments that receive more than 50% of their revenue from alcohol sales.  In Wisconsin, gun owners are allowed to carry their weapons into taverns, but not if they are drinking alcohol. Some states honor permits only for their residents while others honor those of both residents and non residents.

Cathie Whittenburg, communications director for States United to Prevent Gun Violence, says she is hoping Illinois follows the lead of New York and New Jersey, which require gun owners to provide justification for a concealed carry permit beyond personal protection. New Jersey has a population of almost 9 million but has issued less than 1,700 concealed carry in permits.

In the discussions over concealed carry, Gov. Pat Quinn has already said he will press lawmakers to ban assault weapons in the state, telling reporters Wednesday that the public “overwhelmingly support that.”

“We aren’t going to have people marching along Michigan Avenue [in downtown Chicago], or any other avenue in the state of Illinois, with military-style assault weapons, weapons that are designed to kill people,” he said.

If Illinois plans on banning all firearms that can “kill people”, than water pistols will be the only guns citizens will be allowed to carry.  The truth is, Illinois will do everything in their power to prevent citizens and visitors from exercising their second amendment civil rights.  This fight has only just begun.

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” — Jefferson’s “Commonplace Book,” 1774-1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764 — Thomas Jefferson

Thursday
Dec132012

Current NDAA Would Strip Servicemen of Their Constitutional Rights

The dangers from last year’s National Defense Authorization Act (or NDAA for short) are upon us again.
 
The NDAA could impact all Americans, including gun owners, by allowing them to be indefinitely detained without trial, based on simple membership in certain pro-gun groups or because of particular firearm-related activities.  
 
But in addition to its problems with indefinite detention without trial, this year’s NDAA also contains, in the House version, a provision that would allow military psychiatrists and commanders to question large numbers of servicemen about the firearms they own.
 
This could open the door for the psychiatrists to send the names of active servicemen to the NICS system in West Virginia.  If this were to happen, tens of thousands of soldiers could permanently lose their Second Amendment rights.        
 
The issue first came before Congress during last year’s defense authorization bill, which prohibited military commanders from asking servicemen about their private firearms.
 
This provision was a justifiable response to efforts by the military to register and, in some cases, ban firearms privately owned by servicemen, both on- and off-base.
 
Now, a suicide-prevention group has argued that, by trimming last year’s law to allow military commanders and psychiatrists to inventory the firearms ownership of persons they “reasonably” suspect could present a problem, this will somehow be the “silver bullet” to suicide prevention.
 
So legislators have tacked such language onto the House-passed version of the DOD bill.  The problem is that this “reasonable” standard is a very low threshold.
 
Here’s what we fear:  Under legislation enacted into law in 2008, the military psychiatrist’s opinion, in and of itself, would be enough to send the serviceman’s name to the NICS system and thereby take away his Second Amendment rights.  It is possible that, if the information is in a federal database, it could be trolled by the ATF and placed in the NICS system.   
 
Already, more than 150,000 veterans have had their gun rights removed under exactly the same process.
 
Is it fanciful to assume this would happen with active duty servicemen?  Already, it is standard army practice to take away a soldier’s service rifle when a commander suspects he may be a problem.
 
So, if the conference adopts the new anti-gun language without simultaneously adopting an amendment — offered by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) — to require a court order before banning a soldier from owning guns, we are convinced that the bill could create horrible Second Amendment problems.
 
Obviously, the federal government should not be involved in gun control at all.  The Second Amendment has clearly stated that our firearm rights “shall not be infringed.”
 
But Senator Burr has offered his language as a way to protect Americans who served their country honorably. Hence, the Burr amendment would require a court, rather than a “shrink,” to make a determination of suicide danger, before a soldier’s name could be sent to NICS and his Second Amendment rights could be permanently taken away.
 
The Burr amendment was unanimously passed out of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee as a free-standing bill, and should not be particularly controversial.  So, if commanders and psychiatrists are going to probe into servicemen’s gun ownership, why would we not want to add this protection to the mix?
 
The bottom line:  Before a serviceman, who has served this country honorably, loses his Second Amendment rights for the rest of his life, he should, at least, have a modicum of due process.  He should have his “day in court,” rather than being “adjudicated” solely by a psychiatrist.
 
And before groups with a record of failure begin scapegoating guns, it’s important to insure that these psychiatric inquiries don’t become a conveyer belt for taking away servicemen’s Second Amendment rights by routinely placing their names on the NICS list.
 
Veterans and active duty servicemen have served our country honorably and courageously.  They deserve from us, at least, an element of due process.  They deserve their day in court, rather than being stripped of their constitutional rights in nothing but a “trial by shrink.”  
 
ACTION:  Contact Your U.S. Senator.    Click here to send them a message pre-written by the GOA  and tell your Senators to either:
 
* Delete the House language which would allow commanders or military psychiatrists to question servicemen about gun ownership; or
 
* Adopt the Burr language which would prohibit them from sending the names of these servicemen to the NICS system and permanently taking away their Second Amendment rights.