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Monday
Dec312012

Second Amendment Supporter of the Year

The Second Amendment Supporter of the year is every gun owner in America who joins the NRA for just $25 and sends a tax deductible donation to the Second Amendment Foundation .

If every gun owner in America did both, we would face another threat to our Second Amendment civil rights from the federal government during our lifetime.  If we don’t, we could effectively lose our Second Amendment rights by March 2013. 

There are many other great organizations to join including  Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the  National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). I’m members of both.  But in my opinion, the two MUST join organizations are the NRA and SAF.  Join as many as you can.  We can’t afford not to.

We can’t fix Obamacare, the entitlements or the deficit. Those may never be fixed. But we can fix the erosion of our Second Amendment rights and  crush any and all federal gun control legislation simply by joining the NRA for $25 and supporting the Second Amendment Foundation with our tax deductible donations.

    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms. To that end, we carry on many educational and legal action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun control debate.

    For more information about the activities of the Foundation, or to make a Donation to help support SAF.org and the Foundation, please call 1-425-454-7012 and speak with the Second Amendment Foundation staff directly. If you would like to volunteer to support the Second Amendment Foundation with either time or money, please send an email stating how you would like to help! The Second Amendment Foundation also maintains an Attorney Referral Service. Call 1-800-426-4302 to contact the Second Amendment Foundation if in need of pro-gun rights attorney.

    Interested in becoming a Second Amendment Foundation member? Joining SAF and being nationally recognized as an individual who wants to protect your rights, and the rights of those around you has never been easier! Please contact the SAF Membership department at: 425-454-7012! We look forward to hearing from you.

    You can also join and make a tax deductible contribution for 2012 tax year by clicking this link

    “After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.” – William S. Burroughs

Sunday
Dec302012

Firearms Salesman of the Year: Barack Hussein Obama

We went to the Fort Worth Gun Show on Saturday. Bushmaster .223/5.56 Modern Sporting Rifles that were selling for $999 earlier this month were going for $2,300-$2,600. Many AR-15 carbines were priced north of $3,000. The least expensive AR-15 we saw was this $2,000 off brand model offered as a peer to peer sale. For the hoplophobes, that’s one of those Gun Show loop hole transactions. We saw more peer to peer sales being offered yesterday than we had ever seen before at a gun show. Call it the Diane Feinstein unintended consequences of proposed gun bans, registrations and confiscations.

We saw 1,000 rounds of hand loaded .223 ammo, assembled in some guys garage, selling for $999.99 +tax. Some old green tip 5.56 ammo was selling for $2 a round.

After the gun show we checked out two Academy Sports and Outdoor locations in the DFW metroplex. Both gun departments were stacked 5/6 deep, the entire length of the counter. The wait to be waited on was a minimum of 30 minutes!

Mrs. Wolf thinks that many of the morons who get their news from TMZ think that all gun and ammo sales will be banned on midnight, January 1, 2013. Who knows? But we do know that guns of all calibers and sizes, as well as all variety of ammo are flying out of the stores.

We can’t say the same for $3,000+ modern sporting rifles. We didn’t see one $3,000+ modern sporting rifle sold at the Gun Show on Saturday. On the other hand, both Walmart and Academy continue to receive inventory and they are selling them at the same prices that they have all year. One salesmen told me that when an AR-15 comes in, it has a shelf life of less than 5 minutes.

The surge in gun sales is playing out in a year during which the FBI has already reported a record 16.8 million in background checks for guns through November.

“I’ve never seen shelves so bare in stores that weren’t going out of business,” John Pierce, co-founder of OpenCarry.org, a Virginia-based gun rights networking hub told the hoplophobic Washington Post. “It’s really shocking.”

With an AK-47 slung over one shoulder, Marco Hernandez offered one word when asked why he was in the overflow crowd at a gun show, billed as the largest east of the Mississippi.

“Obama,” he said. “I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the possible gun ban.”

Gun sales have not just soared in free states like Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska.
Firearm sales in Connecticut soared in 2012, reflecting a dramatic decade-long rise as residents armed themselves in an era of growing concerns about horrific crimes such as the Newtown school massacre, the dramatic rise in northeast home invasions and more restrictive gun laws.

The economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry - a figure that includes jobs, taxes and sales - hit $31 billion in 2011, up from $19 billion in 2008, according to a survey released in April 2012 by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). Background check requests for firearms purchases set records in 2010 and 2011, according to FBI data.

Jobs in the firearms business jumped 30 percent from 2008 to 2011, when the industry employed 98,750. The industry paid $2.5 billion in federal taxes in 2011, up 66 percent in three years.

Some in the industry attribute the jump in sales in no small part to fears - fed in part by leading gun lobbies - that the Obama administration will tighten gun control laws if the president wins re-election.

“There’s a concern that in the second term the Obama administration would lead an attempt to restrict gun ownership,” NSSF Senior Vice President Lawrence G. Keane told the Washington Times in April.

That concern, known in the industry as “the Obama factor,” has led many gun owners to purchase now in hopes of avoiding more restrictions and regulations later.

“People jokingly refer to [President Obama] as the salesman of the year for the industry,” Mr. Keane said.

Now that Obama has been re-elected and the worst fears about the Second Amendment are being realized. Senator Diane Feinstein, has proposed banning thousands of handguns, rifles and shotguns. Her bill will require tens of millions of law abiding citizens in possession of hundreds of millions of legal firearms to pass a background investigation. Than they must pay $200 and register each firearm after being photographed, fingerprinted and obtaining a “mother may I” seal of approval from their local police chief. The guns will no longer be transferable and upon death of the legal owner, the guns will be confiscated by the federal government.

Yes, the future is bleak, but for 2012 Obama is clearly GUN SALESMAN OF THE MILLENNIUM!

Saturday
Dec292012

The Second Amendment is about Protecting Ourselves from the State

Practically every person seeking to diminish our constitutional rights, either does not understand the purpose of the Second Amendment or refuses to address it. Kevin D. Williamson of the National Review Online writes:

We constantly hear that,  “Gun advocates will be hard-pressed to explain why the average American citizen needs an assault weapon with a high-capacity magazine other than for recreational purposes.”

The answer to this question is straightforward: The purpose of having citizens armed with paramilitary weapons is to allow them to engage in paramilitary actions. The Second Amendment is not about Bambi and burglars — whatever a well-regulated militia is, it is not a hunting party or a sport-clays club.

It is remarkable to me that any educated person — let alone a Harvard Law graduate — believes that the second item on the Bill of Rights is a constitutional guarantee of enjoying a recreational activity.

There is no legitimate exception to the Second Amendment for military-style weapons, because military-style weapons are precisely what the Second Amendment guarantees our right to keep and bear. The purpose of the Second Amendment is to secure our ability to oppose enemies foreign and domestic, a guarantee against disorder and tyranny. Consider the words of Supreme Court justice Joseph Story — who was, it bears noting, appointed to the Court by the guy who wrote the Constitution:

The importance of this article will scarcely be doubted by any persons, who have duly reflected upon the subject. The militia is the natural defence of a free country against sudden foreign invasions, domestic insurrections, and domestic usurpations of power by rulers. It is against sound policy for a free people to keep up large military establishments and standing armies in time of peace, both from the enormous expenses, with which they are attended, and the facile means, which they afford to ambitious and unprincipled rulers, to subvert the government, or trample upon the rights of the people. The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.

“Usurpation and arbitrary power of the rulers” — not Bambi, not burglars. While your granddad’s .30-06 is a good deal more powerful than the .223 rifles that give blue-state types the howling fantods, that is not what we have a constitutional provision to protect. Liberals are forever asking: “Why would anybody need a gun like that?” And the answer is: because we are not serfs. We are a free people living under a republic of our own construction. We may consent to be governed, but we will not be ruled.

The right to keep and bear arms is a civil right. If you doubt that, consider the history of arms control in England, where members of the Catholic minority (and non-Protestants generally) were prohibited from bearing arms as part of the campaign of general political oppression against them. The Act of Disenfranchisement was still in effect when our Constitution was being written, a fact that surely was on the mind of such Founding Fathers as Daniel Carroll, to say nothing of his brother, Archbishop John Carroll.

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

– George Mason

Friday
Dec282012

Gun Owners Will Determine The The Fate of Feinstein Gun Control Bill

I didn’t make it clear yesterday, but under the Gun Registration and Confiscation Bill that the Democrats will propose on January 3, 2011, tens of millions of current gun owners would be required to pay a federal tax and register their legally purchased firearms.  Failure to comply would be a federal felony that would not only result in confiscation of your firearms but could result in a felony conviction and bar you from every owning, possessing or even touching a firearm for the rest of your life.

Make no mistake about it.  Senator Dianne Feinstein’s new assault weapons ban would impose a $200 tax on hundreds of existing semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and pistols currently owned by tens of millions of law abiding citizens.

According to Feinstein’s bill summary, the legislation requires owners of semi-automatic rifles – deemed as assault weapons – to register their gun with the Federal Government under the National Firearms Act

The National Firearms Act, first enacted in 1934, was passed to choke the sale and transfer of fully automatic weapons.

Under the current NFA, owners of automatic weapons are allowed to keep their weapons but requires an owner to submit photographs and fingerprints to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE).

A $200 tax on an NFA firearm is imposed each time a NFA weapon is registered or transferred to a different address. Each weapon under the Feinstein proposed legislation must be registered as an NFA firearm and would be subject to the same restrictions.

But Feinstein’s bill goes even further, banning the transfer of “assault weapons.”  That means current owners of the banned weapons could only allow them keep them until they die. Instead of the gun passing down to heirs, the guns would be forfeited to the federal government.

If this Bill passes and it nullifies the Second Amendment and signals the beginning of tyranny in the United States.  In my opinion, there is a very simple way to stop this legislation from being passed.

If you are a gun owner who opposes this legislation, simply join the NRA for $25 . This bill will stay bottled up in Committee if just gun owners who possess either a modern sporting rifle, high capacity magazines or handguns that will be outlawed by the Feinstein legislation join the NRA for just $25. 

Seriously, it’s that simple.  Politicians number one priority is getting re-elected. The entire House of Representatives and 1/3 of the Senate will face election in 2014.  There are currently 4 million NRA members.  There are well over 100 million gun owners. In fact there are most likely over 200 million gun owners but they don’t want to be identified so they don’t tell pollsters they own firearms.

Just 40 million NRA members would insure our Second Amendment rights for the foreseeable future.  There are many Second Amendment organizations out there. I’m a member of Gun Owners of America (GOA), The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and The National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF). 

But the fact is, the NRA has the most political clout and has the best chance of stopping this and the hundreds of other gun control bills that will be introduced in 2013.  If you’re not willing to pay $25 and join, there will be consequences.  Don’t blame the liberal fascists.  They are what they are.  It’s the law abiding gun owners who control the outcome of this and all future gun control legislation.


“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” ― Thomas Jefferson

Friday
Dec282012

Hickok45: Gun-Free Zones Are Easy Murder Zones

Hickok45 and his son Jon, have a channel on Youtube where they show and operate firearms on their home shooting range in rural Tennessee. The channel currently has over 325,000 subscribers.  

Hickok45 joined YouTube on January 6th, 2007. The channel has almost 109 million views as of this date. His son Jon produces the videos from the Hickok45 “compound”. Hickok45 has participated in the shooting sports his entire life . He purchased his son Jon a .22 rifle the day he was born.  Hickok45 was involved in competitive shooting matches for many years.  He served as a reserve Deputy Sheriff in Tennessee for ten years.  He is currently a concealed carry license holder.  Hickok45 has been employed as a high school teacher for decades. Therefore he works in a gun free zone. Hickok45 has said many times on his videos that he is not a hunter and has never used a firearm to kill any living thing. 

On December 25, 2012 Hickok45 posted on his YouTube shooting channel some random thoughts on recent events and the “Gun Culture.”  Here’s a summary of the video, which you can view in its entirety below.
 

One of the key points I wanted to make here is that for millions of Americans, guns are as common as golf clubs, baseballs & gloves, or any other sporting equipment people have around the house. Other than the obvious need to be careful with them, as with vehicles, matches, gasoline, etc., I regard them as nothing different from anything else. When visiting friends or relatives over the decades, it’s nothing for me to throw in a few firearms to take along that I know they might enjoy seeing or shooting.

I’m lucky to live in the United States, as well as in a “free state.” For example, I might visit a gun shop today, literally, and perhaps see a gun I want to purchase. If so, it will take about five minutes to do the paperwork and get the background check online. I’ll bring it home and be shooting the gun within minutes. It’s just not a big deal. This is what so many people cannot relate to, I suppose, especially if they’ve grown up in a family or country where firearms are considered “dangerous” and just not around much.

Having grown up in Kentucky and Tennessee, firearms for me are as much a part of life as fireworks, basketball, football, or boating. The fact that there are some “bad” or “crazy” people in the world who murder, rape, steal, torture, stab, shoot people, etc. just has very little to do with me. I do NONE of those things and have no inclination to do so. I am very thankful I have the easy means to prevent any of that from happening to me. I understand if your experience is far different from mine, but I’m darn sure not going to allow you to determine how I live MY life.

By the way, a few facts:
The “AR” in AR15 stands for Armalite Rifle; they introduced the rifle.

Semi-automatic rifles and technology have been around for over 100 years.
An “Assault Weapon” is a firearm capable of full-auto fire. These are already very highly regulated and require a long waiting period and Federal Stamp. Virtually none of the ARs and AKs in gun shops, gun shows, and citizens’ hands are “Assault Weapons,”.
Gun-Free Zones serve as “Easy Murder Zones” for any psychopath who chooses to do it.