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EDITORIAL: Second Amendment skirmishes
washington times ^ | Mar. 26, 2013 | Times Staff

Posted on 03/26/2013 7:34:55 AM PDT by EXCH54FE

Gun owners relaxed a little last week when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid conceded that Democrats lack the votes for Senate passage of an “assault weapon” ban. But relaxing the fight is premature. Gun-control advocates had a good week, too, with small victories in Colorado and Maryland. The struggle over who gets to determine the meaning of the Second Amendment continues.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein isn’t backing away from her scheme to outlaw the popular AR-15 “black rifle.” Mrs. Feinstein, who is easily scared, thinks the AR-15 looks scary because it reminds her of fearsome weapons. She intends to attach her ban as an amendment to a bill mandating government tracking of gun sales between individuals. A “yes” vote on the California Democrat’s proposal, which is expected to fail, is particularly loathsome to voters in the gun-friendly states of Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina and West Virginia, where incumbent Democratic senators and candidates are threatened, several severely so, in the 2014 elections. By Mr. Reid’s counting, Mrs. Feinstein is about 20 votes short of what she needs. That’s a lot.

In Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, had all the votes he needed. He signed into law a requirement to monitor private gun sales and to impose a limit on the size of pistol and rifle magazines. “Private sales to friends, neighbors or loved ones would become illegal, effectively turning law-abiding citizens into criminals,” says the head of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, an organization representing 62 top county-level law enforcement officers. One sheriff says he won’t enforce the new laws because they conflict with his oath to uphold the Constitution.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; waronliberty; youwillnotdisarmus
Magpul Industries of Erie, Colo., manufacturer of the prohibited AR-15 magazines, declared Colorado “occupied territory.” The company and its suppliers are now preparing to move out of state, taking 600 jobs and $85 million in revenue with them. Magpul will establish a “Boulder Airlift” program to establish a consolation priority on shipments of magazines to Colorado residents, before the law takes effect July 1. This will be difficult because Magpul is struggling now to fill many thousands of orders, some from distant places. “We feel confident that Colorado residents can still take the state back through recalls, ballot initiatives and the 2014 election to undo these wrongs against responsible citizens,” the company says.
1 posted on 03/26/2013 7:34:55 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

Don’t worry: there are a lot of Democrats who will be in tough elections, so they’re never going to vote for this.

-Conventional Wisdom on Obamacare, Mar 2010


2 posted on 03/26/2013 8:04:09 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: EXCH54FE; All

Hang on a second...You guys have Diane all wrong...

She IS the epitome of expertise in regards to firearms, their uses, types, accessories, capabilities, specifications, knows the differences from readiing ALL sorts of publications, illustrations, specitfications etc etc etc...

All without even handling many of them...

If this be true, then I say that every single teenage young man in this country, and some around the world, would be world class gynocologists!!!


3 posted on 03/26/2013 8:08:46 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: EXCH54FE

I applaud Magpul. Now other weapons/weapons accessory manufacturers like Armalite (Geneseo Ill) Rock River ( Colona, Ill) and Baretta U.S.A. (Accokeek, MD) need to follow suit and move out of these gun grabbing states and go where not only the citizens, but the government they vote in support them.


4 posted on 03/26/2013 8:11:10 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: stevie_d_64
"She IS the epitome of expertise in regards to firearms"

And wouldn't ole Diane be the first one to tell men that we shouldn't have an opinion on abortion because we don't get pregnant?
5 posted on 03/26/2013 8:12:52 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Tzimisce
Words to Remember!!!

“Don’t worry: there are a lot of Democrats who will be in tough elections, so they’re never going to vote for this.

-Conventional Wisdom on Obamacare, Mar 2010”

And so are these words,

MOLON LABE

6 posted on 03/26/2013 8:13:12 AM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: EXCH54FE
" Mrs. Feinstein, who is easily scared, thinks the AR-15 looks scary because it reminds her of fearsome weapons."

Wasn't that mayor shot with a REVOLVER?
7 posted on 03/26/2013 8:21:20 AM PDT by RW_Whacko
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To: EXCH54FE

we still have to overcome the margin of fraud.

we still have to overcome the enemy media.

CNN is goebles

MSNBC is goebles

FNC is clueless

Fox Business has lefty imus and unwatchable in the am. (the chanel is supposed to be business, not cowboy clown college)

the zombie networks are just reading wh press releases in chorus.


8 posted on 03/26/2013 6:52:10 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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