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Tuesday
Jan082013

The Truth Shall Set You Free (from more gun control laws)

This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  But you won’t hear it from the leftist main stream media.  Propaganda is a powerful and dangerous thing.  In fact, the propaganda of the left is the number one reason Obama was re-elected as voters were deceived by the main stream media. The progressive media enjoys freedom of the press due to the First Amendment. Now their first priority is to use it to nullify the Second Amendment.

“And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; …”Samuel Adams quoted in the Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, “Propositions submitted to the Convention of this State”

“Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.” George Washington First President of the United States

“As a general principle, I believe that the Constitution confers an individual right to bear arms. But just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can’t constrain the exercise of that right, in the same way that we have a right to private property but local governments can establish zoning ordinances that determine how you can use it.” Barack Hussein Obama First Liberal Fascist President of the United States

Monday
Jan072013

Limited Magazine Capacity Legislation Introduced in Congress

Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo introduced legislation to limit magazine capacity to ten rounds or less on the first day of the new Congress (1/3/2013). Here’s the news link: http://www.salon.com/2013/01/03/dems_introduce_high_capacity_magazine_ban_in_…

ACT NOW, we need to shut this bill down before it goes to a vote. Democrats are pushing for a vote ASAP to try and capitalize on emotions from the Newtown school shooting.

JOIN THE NRA: http://home.nra.org/#/nraorg
JOIN THE GOA: http://gunowners.org

This link will take you to a website where you can quickly and easily email your Senators, Congressmen and the President: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/mail/?alertid=61046526&type=ML

Here is an example of an email / letter for you to consider sending your elected representatives.  You may use all or part of it, or write your own letter.  Letters like this will make a difference. Our emails can preserve and protect our Second Amendment civil rights.

Like most Americans, we are deeply disturbed by the recent mass murder of school children in Newtown, CT. Naturally, we are anguished and in search of answers and solutions. Recently, gun control advocates have seized this tragedy as an opportunity to forward their longstanding agenda, which includes the prohibition of ammunition magazines and semiautomatic firearms.

I respectfully ask that you to resist jumping onto the gun control bandwagon. Even the most credible non-partisan research (eg. National Academy of Science) is unable to identify a correlative, let alone cause-and-effect, relationship between firearms restrictions and violence prevention. As such, hysterical cries for gun control legislation are indeed a knee-jerk “bandwagon” approach.

Personally, I value my right to defense of self and home as guaranteed by our Constitution and recently confirmed by two Supreme Court rulings. I keep a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle and “high capacity” magazines, for the defense of home and family. In public, I bear a semiautomatic handgun, equipped with “high capacity” magazines, for the defense of self and family. I keep and bear these arms conscientiously and in accordance with federal and state law. Millions of our fellow Americans do likewise, day in and day out, year after year. That a troubled, selfish lunatic would violate numerous sensible public safety laws (including those prohibiting murder), and use a firearm (any firearm) to criminally destroy innocent life is a tragedy. Yet millions of Americans responsibly keep semiautomatic firearms in accordance with state and federal law and Constitutional immunity. The laws currently being proposed by perennial gun control advocates would regulate behavior of the very people who have been responsible and law-abiding all their lives. Misguided, inappropriate, and ineffective.

By joining those who blame firearms, and by extension, Americans who support and value our right to arms, you not only misplace blame on millions of Americans, but you lose the opportunity to focus on meaningful issues, such as our identification and treatment of mentally ill people. By making guns and gun owners scapegoats for blame, you risk stigmatizing and alienating millions of law-abiding Americans. We are not only troubled by false accusations, we are offended.

In closing, the issues surrounding this tragic event in Newtown are myriad and complex. People are rightly outraged, and rightly call for something to be done. I respectfully urge you to take care and caution when considering among the possible legislative reactions, and to ensure that proposed solutions further our interest in prevention without misplacing blame and alienating millions of Americans who are blameless for this murderous act. Policy formulated out of emotional response will solve nothing.

Sincerely, __________________

Sunday
Jan062013

Gun Control is the new Obamacare

The Washington Post, the Dean of Obama’s print propaganda machine, reports that the White House will push a much broader more comprehensive approach to gun control than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition.

A working group led by Vice President Biden will propose and push measures that would ban private sales (peer to peer transfers), require universal background checks for every firearms transaction, track the movement and sale of every gun through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns under the Gun Free School Zones Act (GFSZA). Giving minors access to firearms would become a federal felony.

The White House is developing strategies to work around the National Rifle Association (NRA),  that one source said could include rallying support from Wal-Mart and other gun retailers for measures that would benefit their businesses.

White House aides have also been in regular contact with advisers to New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I), an outspoken gun-control advocate who could emerge as a powerful surrogate for Obama’s gun control agenda.

The Biden group, formed last month after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., plans to submit a package of recommendations to Obama this month. Once Obama’s proposals are set, he plans to lead a public-relations offensive to generate popular support.

“They are very clearly committed to looking at this issue comprehensively,” Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, who has been involved in the discussions, told the Washington Post. The proposals under consideration, he added, are “a deeper exploration than just the assault-weapons ban.”

Extensive Gun-control and firearms registration, not the budget, deficit, taxes or the economy,will be the number one priority of Obama’s second term. Gun control will become Obamacare II. Legislation will be approached as an emergency health care measure due to a national assault weapons epidemic.

In addition to potential legislative proposals, Biden’s group has expanded its focus to include measures that would not need congressional approval and could be quickly implemented by Executive Order.  Think Operation Fast and Furious, which was illegally carried out by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives under Obama.

The White House is also developing strategies to navigate the rocky and emotionally fraught terrain of gun politics once final policy decisions are made. The administration is quietly talking with a diverse array of special interest groups, including religious leaders, mental-health professionals and hunters, to build as broad a coalition as possible, to push Obama’s gun control agenda.

One potential strategy would be to win support for specific measures from interest groups that are normally aligned with the NRA, according to one person who works closely with the administration on gun-related issues and who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the issue’s sensitivity. Obama has consistently used a divide and conquer strategy to push through his far left legislation. The GOP has appeared disorganized and powerless to stem the erosion of the Bill of Rights and other Constitutional guarantees and protections.

For instance, this person suggested, Wal-Mart and other major gun retailers may have an incentive to support closing a loophole that allows buyers to bypass background checks through peer to peer sales, including transactions (gifts) within a family.  If buyers purchase firearms at gun shows or through other types of private sales, the FFL gun dealers lose money. Walmart is the largest seller of firearms in the United States. Nullification of private sales would result in more people buying guns in retail stores that hold an FFL.

Obama’s advisers believe that the longer they wait and the more distance there is from the Newtown massacre, the greater the risk of losing bipartisan political support.

“This is not something that I will be putting off,” Obama said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview broadcast last Sunday.

With the start of the 113th Congress last week, several lawmakers filed bills to address gun violence. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who co-wrote a 1994 assault-weapons ban that expired in 2004, plans to introduce legislation this month that would ban the sale or manufacture of about hundreds of firearms, including semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns as well as magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

The expired federal assault-weapons ban prohibited the manufacturing of 19 models of semiautomatic guns classified as assault weapons, including certain rifles and shot guns. The law also banned ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. But it did not ban the sale of previously manufactured assault weapons or high-capacity magazines.

Since the law’s sunset, efforts in Congress over the past decade to reinstate the ban have faced stiff opposition because the ban had not effect on reducing gun violence.

Obamacare was passed when the Democrats controlled the White House, Senate and House of Representatives.  A divided GOP narrowly controls the current House and both Parties are already in full campaign mode for the 2014 national elections.  Pollsters are working overtime to assess where voters stand on additional gun control laws. There are already over 20,000 gun control laws in the United States.

Don’t think of Obama’s agenda as gun control.  Think of it as victim disarmament. If the government makes enough laws, we will all be criminals living in a liberal fascist state, which destroyed the Constitutional Republic.

Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. – James Madison

Saturday
Jan052013

RINO McCain Aligning with Gun Grabbers Across the Aisle

Dirty Harry Reid wants to nuke the filibuster in the Senate.

But Politico, which is one of the official papers of Capitol Hill, reported yesterday that Reid still doesn’t have the votes — despite having a Democrat majority.

The Politico headline blared:  “Reid expected to Postpone Filibuster Rule Change:  May buy time for a bipartisan bill.”

This is somewhat good news, as it means that Reid still can’t cram a rules change down our throats, limiting the ability that pro-gun Senators have to filibuster (or kill) anti-gun legislation.

But here’s the bad news:  Reid is working on a “compromise” where certain RINO’s like John McCain will help Reid do his bidding.

What’s at stake?

Well, The Blaze reported yesterday that Vice President Joe Biden “guaranteed” to ailing Boston Mayor Tom Menino that sweeping gun control legislation would be passed by the end of January.

How sweeping?

A quick look at Feinstein’s semi-auto ban legislation suggests that up to 75% of all handguns currently in circulation would be banned, along with as much as 50% of all long guns.

The AR-15 you already have would be treated like a machine gun.  You would have to be fingerprinted, background checked by the FBI, and undergo a six-month license application process to keep it.  And when you die, the government will seize it.

If you don’t get an NFA license, you can expect ATF SWAT teams to descend on your house.

But, you ask, how could such rabidly anti-gun legislation ever get past Congress?  Well, legislators could simply follow the path they took on the fiscal cliff, where they bludgeoned a minority of Senators into accepting several, coerced short-cuts in regard to the Senate rules.

However, these forced short-cuts would now become mandated and set in stone if Dirty Harry Reid & Co. get their way.

Under one new “compromise” being floated on Capitol Hill, the Senate would change its rules so that it could pass a gun ban with only 50 votes (plus the vote of Vice President Joe Biden).  Or legislators could write the gun ban in a House-Senate conference committee on a “must-pass” bill, employing a tactic that is frequently used to pass controversial legislation.  Democrats like West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, Nevada’s Harry Reid, and Pennsylvania’s Bob Casey — who will not have to run for reelection for a while — will cast “courageous” votes for this gun ban.

And it will hit the House with enormous momentum — momentum which House Speaker John Boehner (who has already called for a dialogue on gun control) may not have the courage to resist.

But the first step will be to demolish the Senate rules so that gun control only requires 50 votes — or so that gun control can be inserted in a House-Senate conference report on a must-pass bill.  And this is where John McCain comes in.

McCain was irritated at Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who worked with Gun Owners of America on a variety of pro-gun issues that slowed down his defense funding bill.   So McCain would not lose any sleep if his rules “compromise” diminished our ability to kill anti-gun legislation in the future.

McCain is now working with Leftist anti-gun Senator Carl Levin on a series of rules changes to make gun control a lot easier to pass.

The first McCain-Levin rules change would make it impossible to fight — what’s known in Washington as — the “motion to proceed.”  Remember ObamaCare?  Our last real shot to kill ObamaCare was by filibustering the “motion to proceed” to that anti-gun legislation.  Once the motion was adopted, the bill became amendable and Harry Reid could play “let’s-make-a-deal.”  So this change would eliminate our last real opportunity to set up a roadblock and keep anti-gun legislation from even being considered.

The second McCain-Levin rules change would make it easier to add gun control to a bill in conference.  Currently, senators can block a House-Senate conference from considering an anti-gun bill.  But if the McCain proposals are adopted, a “must-pass” bill could be sent to conference … amended in conference with a draconian gun ban … and then sent back to the House and the Senate on a take-it-or-leave-it basis.

McCain will try to tell you that that inserting a gun ban into a bill that is sitting in a House-Senate conference would be outside the “scope of conference.”  But that would be a lie, because as any Senator knows, “scope of conference” rules are never followed.  For example, the Gramm-Rudman spending guidelines were written in conference from the ground up.

The third McCain-Levin rules change would block any amendments except for those offered by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell or Floor Manager John McCain.  All other senators would be left out in the cold.

This McCain-Levin package must be stopped.

Gun Owners of America is currently working with Senator Rand Paul, who is planning to offer a GOA-originated amendment requiring a two-thirds vote in the Senate before any anti-gun measure can be passed.


GOA needs your help in opposing the McCain package and supporting the Paul amendment.

ACTION:  Click here to contact your Senators.  Demand that they (1) oppose the McCain-Levin package to make gun control easier to pass, and (2) support the Rand Paul amendment to require a two-thirds vote to enact gun control.

Friday
Jan042013

Feinstein Seeks to Ban, Register and Confiscate Most Guns

She’s Back!

Only one kind of gun, assault weapons, will be banned? Senator Feinstein, like all liberal fascists is a liar and a hypocrite. In fact, she’s a subversive who hates the Second Amendment and will do anything she can to deny citizens their civil right to keep and bear arms. The left continually lies and says they support the Second Amendment because they know they can’t legally repeal it, which is their real intent.  So they lie about legislation that will result in most firearms in the country being banned, registered and eventually confiscated by the federal government.

Don’t take my word for it.  This is a summary of the Bill from her own web page.  Gun registration leading to confiscation of every single semi-automatic firearm, including pistols, rifles and shot guns will result if this passes. Every magazine that holds more than ten rounds will be banned and outlawed. 

Following is a summary of Feinstein’s Gun Registration/Ban 2013 legislation:

  • Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
    • 120 specifically-named firearms;
    • Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics; and
    • Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.
  • Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
    • Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test;
    • Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test; and
    • Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans.
  • Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds. 
  • Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
    • Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment;
    • Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes; and
    • Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons.
  • Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
    • Background check of owner and any transferee;
    • Type and serial number of the firearm;
    • Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
    • Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
    • Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration.

A pdf of the bill summary is available here.

Contact your Senators and Representatives

To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.

– George Mason