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Good News Bad News for Gun Rights(NJ) ^ | 29 January, 2011 | Mike McHugh

Posted on 01/30/2011 4:06:16 AM PST by marktwain

Virginia --( THE GOOD NEWS U.S. Senate leaders agreed to adjourn the first legislative day of the 112th Congress, without a vote to change the rules to silence outspoken pro-gun advocates.

This effectively ended the chances for anti-gun Obamacrats to prevent conservative heroes like Senator Rand Paul from using the filibuster as a tool to fight for your right to keep and bear arms.

Your calls and emails made a difference. Thank YOU!

HB 1438 The 10th Amendment Freedom Act, exempting all goods (including Guns) from control by the feds via the interstate commerce clause, passed the House and is in the Virginia Senate. Stay tuned for action on this later as we anticipate anti-gun Democrat Leader Richard Saslaw to single-handedly kill this bill by refusing to bring it up for a vote.

I will keep you posted on needed action.

THE BAD NEWS The Republicans in the Federal Congress, including Senator Tome Coburn, are taking a serious look at gun control because of the Arizona shootings.

Please remember that Republicans cannot be trusted.

In fact, Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has record of voting for anti-gun legislation.

In 1993 as a Virginia state Delegate he voted to impose a one-gun-a-month gun purchase rationing scheme on Virginia’s gun owners.

That same year he also voted to ban self-defense shot guns.

Clearly Eric Cantor is eager to return to his former ways and curry favor with President Obama so he can spend more time at the White House in meetings with the powerful and connected. I will keep you posted for action.

Obama is making a new push for gun control.

HJ 542, Virginia’s call for a Constitutional Convention passed the House.

Please cut copy and paste and email the below to your senator.

If you don’t know who your senator is, click “Contact Lawmakers” and follow the links at



HJ 542, a resolution calling for a constitutional convention — a plan which could ultimately result in the repeal or the rewriting of our Constitution is a VERY BAD Idea.

The problem is that there’s no guarantee that a Constitutional Convention can be limited to just one issue — even supporters of a ConCon admit this. After all, the Founding Fathers held a Constitutional Convention in 1787 to revise and tweak the Articles of Confederation. What was produced, however, was a completely new document.

I greatly appreciate the desire of the state legislature to rein in federal abuses. But if Congress appoints the ConCon leaders — and they control all the proceedings and the amendments that can be offered — then how does that help us?

Virginia legislators, of all people, should know that there are other options for repealing ObamaCare and other unconstitutional federal laws. This is the state that enacted legislation to allow citizens to opt out of ObamaCare. And it’s this repudiation of Congress that is currently in the courts — and doing quite well!

Virginia has a long history of interposition, dating back to the Alien & Sedition Acts of 1798 when James Madison put the state on record in opposition to those laws. Likewise, the northern states nullified the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 by passing Personal Liberty Laws that actually prevented the forcible return of escaped slaves to their former owners.

There is plenty of precedent here to allow the Old Dominion to get out from under federal abuse. Virginia can veto unconstitutional federal laws within the border of this state; we don’t need to play Russian Roulette with our Second Amendment rights by calling for a Constitutional Convention.

For these reasons, please vote against HJ 542. Gun Owners of America will keep me informed. Thank you.



For Liberty, Mike McHugh President, VGOC

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; 112th; banglist; bhobanglist; cantor; constitution; gun; newjersey; senate; statesrights
We need to watch them all the time. Who was it that said: "No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session."?
1 posted on 01/30/2011 4:06:20 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I recommend you send this to your Senator with a note asking if they believe in protecting their constituents

2 posted on 01/30/2011 4:15:45 AM PST by Zakeet (Always trust in the five G's: God, Gold, Guns, Grub, and the Government screwing up)
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To: Zakeet

Randy Barnett, in the Bill of Federalism has propsed a way to change the Constitution but in a way that would limit the proceedings to only those specific issues stipulaed by the Congress.

If you could get this done, it would be phenomenal! Any thoughts???

3 posted on 01/30/2011 5:10:19 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete
Randy Barnett, in the Bill of Federalism has propsed a way to change the Constitution but in a way that would limit the proceedings to only those specific issues stipulated by the Congress.

That's why we have specific amendments.

I agree with the gist of the article -- that if the idiots wander off the reservation it will be like herding cats with every damn idiot libtard special interest group peeing in the soup, ending in the inevitable compromise that screws things up worse than they were before.

Give us a balanced budget amendment and abolish the graduated income tax and we'll be about 99 percent of the way there anyway.

4 posted on 01/30/2011 6:16:00 AM PST by Zakeet (Always trust in the five G's: God, Gold, Guns, Grub, and the Government screwing up)
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To: marktwain

“conservative heroes like Senator Rand Paul “

Ok...I had to stop right there...

He’s NOT a conservative....he’s a radical libertarian who pals around with TRAITORS...

Monday, April 19, 2010
Rand Paul And Adam Kokesh Discuss “Their” Movement:

5 posted on 01/30/2011 7:07:31 AM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: ForGod'sSake

10A/Federalism ping! Check this out, FGS, Virginia is doing a Tenth Amendment act similar to the Firearms Freedom Acts enacted in eight states, but it covers ALL GOODS!

6 posted on 01/30/2011 2:07:15 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking
Thanks Still Thinking. Good FR discussion a few day ago where it was called the INTRAstate Commerce Act. Bill has the same number so apparently they're looking for a label with more zing to it maybe:
Taking Back the Commerce Clause in Virginia [Virginia House Rejects Federal Commerce Power, 65-33]
Will add proper tags and stuff to this thread.
7 posted on 01/30/2011 6:09:39 PM PST by ForGod'sSake
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