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  • Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Attacking the Second Amendment in Preparation of Next Month’s...

    09/08/2009 9:54:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 770+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | September 08, 2009 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Attacking the Second Amendment in Preparation of Next Month’s G-20 Summit!   Tuesday, September 08, 2009   Please Contact Your Local Officials!  Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., the Pittsburgh City Council will consider an ordinance that attempts to undermine our Second Amendment rights by targeting so-called “assault weapons.”   This poorly written and misguided proposal is being labeled as an effort to help create a secure environment for next month’s G-20 Summit, even though the City Council has allocated $16 million for security and accepted $14.3 million in federal and...
  • Mexican official says NAL Summit will focus on security and trade (wants assault weapons ban)

    08/06/2009 10:19:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 696+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 05, 2009 | Yunji de Nies and Sarah Tobianski
    A senior Mexican official spoke with reporters today, in advance of the North American Leaders summit this weekend. The official, speaking on background, explain that this summit is basically laying the ground work for future endeavors, and advised not expect to see any obvious deliverables – that developing the relationship is essentially the goal. “No two countries are more important to each other’s security, prosperity, and well being than these two countries – simply by virtue of having a 2,000 mile border,” the official said. President Obama will meet with President Filipe Calderon and Prime Minister Harper – in bi-lats...
  • 23 State Attorneys General To Attorney General Holder: "No Semi-Auto Ban"

    06/12/2009 4:42:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 65 replies · 4,203+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | June 12, 2009 | 23 State Attorneys General
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   23 State Attorneys General To Attorney General Holder: "No Semi-Auto Ban"   Friday, June 12, 2009   On June 11, the top law enforcement officials of nearly half the states signed a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, expressing their opposition to reinstatement of the federal ban on semi-automatic firearms. "We share the Obama Administration's commitment to reducing illegal drugs and violent crime within the United States. We also share your deep concern about drug cartel violence in Mexico. However, we do not believe that restricting law-abiding Americans' access to certain...
  • More Ammunition For Gun Advocates: With Democrats In Charge, Why Isn't Gun Control Advancing?

    05/22/2009 5:17:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 2,296+ views
    The National Journal ^ | May 23, 2009 | William Schneider
    The National Rifle Association meeting last weekend in Phoenix was billed as a "celebration." The organization does not seem to have much to celebrate. A Democrat who has been a supporter of gun control is now president. And while he was winning the White House, his party was increasing its majorities in Congress. Gun control advocates are the ones who should be celebrating, but they're not. "At this point, I guess the right term is that we are frustrated," said Dennis Henigan, vice president for law and policy at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Last week, the Senate...
  • U.S. gun owners wary of Obama at NRA convention (Al Reuters' Agitprop for assault weapons ban)

    05/18/2009 7:08:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 2,400+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 15, 2009 | By Tim Gaynor
    * National Rifle Association targets Obama over gun curbs * Activists fired up for 2010 congressional elections * Political risk to Democrats wanes as Americans moderate PHOENIX, May 15 (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. gun owners gathering in Phoenix for the National Rifle Association's convention have one target firmly in their sights: any attempt to curb gun rights by the new guys in Washington. "We as an association, but more importantly America's 80 million gun owners, are very concerned about what may be coming down the pike through the Obama administration," Glen Caroline, grassroots director for the NRA's lobbying arm....
  • Obama continues trend of appointing rabid gun-haters to important administration positions

    05/15/2009 6:17:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies · 1,456+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 14 May, 2009 | Dave Kopel
    Obama's newly nominated "drug czar" is Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske. And just like a real czar, the drug czar, whose formal title is director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, can destroy rights instantly, and he can set the stage for additional harm. Before the dark days of the Clinton administration, few federal government officials had done more to damage Second Amendment rights than William Bennett, the so-called "drug czar" under President George H.W. Bush. In March 1989, Bennett set off a national panic by pushing the first Bush administration to ban the import of so-called "assault...
  • Gun-Control Advocate: Napolitano Report on ‘Rightwing Extremists’ Makes Case for Gun Ban

    05/14/2009 3:34:48 AM PDT · by Man50D · 109 replies · 3,763+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 14, 2009 | Edwin Mora
    An April 7 report from the Department of Homeland Security branding some conservative groups as “rightwing extremists” is enough reason to revive former President Bill Clinton’s idea of an assault-weapons ban, according to an executive of a gun-control group--the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. "I think it certainly helps to make that case because what that report suggests is that there is a rise in the kind of paramilitary activity that we saw actually in years before the Oklahoma City bombing,” Dennis Henigan, the vice president for law and policy at the Brady Center, told CNSNews.com Wednesday Henigan talked...
  • Semiautomatic rifles a ‘hazard'; seizures are up

    05/11/2009 7:44:26 AM PDT · by holymoly · 119 replies · 3,943+ views
    Fort Wayne News-Sentinel ^ | May. 11, 2009 | Evan Goodenow
    They can kill from more than four football fields away, shred police officers' vests, fire up to 75 bullets at a time - and they're increasingly showing up in criminals' hands. Last year, Fort Wayne Police seized 31 semiautomatic rifles, compared with two in 2003, the last year of the federal assault weapons ban that limited the sale of the rifles. The seizure increase and more reports of criminals using the rifles concerns Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York. “The fact that we have these relatively cheap, assault weapon-type firearms out there, it's not only a hazard to the public,...
  • Support shrinking for new efforts to regulate guns, polls show

    05/06/2009 12:55:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 60 replies · 1,978+ views
    Houston Chronicle via Star-Telegram.com ^ | May. 05, 2009 | RICHARD S. DUNHAM
    WASHINGTON — Amid a wave of publicity about drug-related gun violence along the Mexican border and police killings in U.S. cities, an increasing number of Americans oppose new government efforts to regulate guns. Recent nonpartisan polls show shrinking support for new gun-control measures and strong public sentiment for enforcing existing laws instead. So strong is the shift in public opinion that a proposed assault-weapons ban — once backed by 3 in 4 Americans — now rates barely 1 in 2. Frank Newport, the editor-in-chief of the Gallup Poll, told reporters Tuesday that "every bit of data is showing us that...
  • Lee gun show visitors say Obama’s election fuels run on ammunition

    05/02/2009 5:03:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1,274+ views
    The Naples Daily News ^ | May 2, 2009 | Steven Beardsley
    NORTH FORT MYERS — Tom Brennan finally found his bullets on Saturday. After waiting 20 minutes in line at a gun show, he handed over nearly $210 for 10 boxes of 9 mm ammunition. The price was almost twice what he’d normally pay at a retail store. Problem is, those retail stores can’t keep boxes of 9 mm ammunition in stock. When a shipment arrives, the boxes are snatched up immediately. “I’ve been going every day,” Brennan, 45, said. “I can’t get it by the time I get there.” His odds improved the moment he stepped inside the Suncoast Gun...
  • First 100 Days: Assault Weapons Ban (Abandoned?)

    04/25/2009 5:32:33 AM PDT · by xsrdx · 69 replies · 2,370+ views
    NBC NEWS ^ | 24 APR 09 | Pete Williams
    WASHINGTON - Campaigning before a church congregation on Chicago’s South Side one Sunday in July 2007, Barack Obama said an epidemic of big city violence was “sickening the soul of this nation.” Among the potential cures, he said, was permanently reinstating a ban on assault weapons. One-hundred days into his presidency, President Obama says it remains a goal. But it is one the White House has been forced to abandon.
  • Wayne LaPierre: Oblivion for Firearm Freedom?

    04/23/2009 7:22:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies · 2,082+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2009 | Wayne LaPierre
    Americans don't need the NRA to tell them that the Barack Obama-Joe Biden administration could spell oblivion for their freedoms: Americans are telling us! Even during the poorest holiday spending season in almost 40 years, with consumer confidence in a freefall, Americans bought guns like they were going out of style —or going to be banned. The month Obama was elected, FBI background checks for firearm purchases increased by 42 percent over 2007, setting an all-time record for purchases in a month. Right-to-carry permit applications soared from coast to coast. It's easy to see why. After spending millions of dollars...
  • Obama heeding lesson from ‘94 gun ban

    04/21/2009 5:23:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies · 3,312+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 20, 2009 | STEWART M. POWELL and JENNIFER A. DLOUHY
    WASHINGTON — The last time a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress banned civilian sales of military-style assault weapons, it took American voters just seven weeks to rebel. They handed Republicans control of the House and the Senate for the first time in 40 years. One of the casualties in the backlash was Rep. Jack Brooks, D-Beaumont, who sponsored the ban and then promptly lost his seat in Congress in 1994 after 42 years of service. The lesson wasn’t lost on President Obama when Mexican President Felipe Calderon suggested reviving the defunct weapons’ ban to help combat drug cartel violence...
  • Rendell debates NRA on gun control

    04/19/2009 6:14:50 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies · 1,650+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 04/19/2009 | Amy Worden
    Taking his campaign for stronger gun control measures to the national stage, Gov. Rendell squared off with a top National Rifle Association official on national television today over the federal ban on assault weapons. Speaking on CBS’s Face the Nation, Rendell said there was no “rational reason” to allow the sale of assault weapons. “They are used for only one reason…to kill and maim people,” he said. Rendell, who has fought unsuccessfully for years in the state Legislature for tougher gun control, revived his efforts following the slayings this month of three Pittsburgh police officers, killed by a man armed...
  • Obama Blames U.S. Guns in Mexico

    04/18/2009 8:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 1,338+ views
    Black Enterprise / The Washington Times ^ | April 17, 2009 | Stephen Dinan
    Meeting face-to-face with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President Obama on Thursday said the U.S. is to blame for much of Mexico's drug violence, and he set up a major congressional gun-control battle by calling on the Senate to ratify a treaty designed to track and cut the flow of guns to other countries. Mr. Obama said he wants to renew a ban on some semiautomatic weapons but that it is not likely to pass Congress. Instead, he called for the Senate to ratify a decade-old hemispherewide treaty that would require nations to mark all weapons produced in the country and...
  • Obama: 'I have not backed off' on assault weapons ban

    04/17/2009 6:53:50 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 80 replies · 2,584+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 16 | Sam Youngman
    Obama, joined by Mexican President Felipe Calderon at a press conference in Mexico City, said he and Calderon discussed the ban "extensively" during their meeting earlier in the day. Mexican officials have said in recent days that they would like to see the ban reinstated, noting that more than 90 percent of guns recovered in Mexico come from the U.S. The White House was quick to blunt comments Attorney General Eric Holder made earlier this year supportive of pursuing a reinstatement, but Obama said Thursday that he has not changed his position. "I have not backed off at all from...
  • Gun & Ammunition Spike (CNBC!? Ed Rendel, Assault Weapons Ban Must Be Reinstated ALERT! VIDEO)

    04/17/2009 6:00:06 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 26 replies · 1,201+ views
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1095874655&play=1 ^ | 4/17/2009 | Gov. Ed Rendell on CNBC
    Interview of Gov. Ed Rendel saying civilians only need revolvers and have no use for "assault weapons". He is also stating there is no slippery slope. He is also demanding the banning of high capacity clips.
  • Obama Backs Away From Assault Gun Ban in Push to Stop Flow to Mexico

    04/16/2009 10:01:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 30 replies · 1,174+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4/16/09 | FOX News' Mike Emanuel and The Associated Press
    President Obama, after meeting Thursday with Mexico's president, signaled he is backing away from his pledge to renew the U.S. ban on assault weapons but still wishes to stop the cross-border flow of guns that wind up in the arsenals of drug cartels. The military-style assault weapon ban expired in 2004, and Obama faced an uphill political battle in winning a renewal of the law, which is unpopular in key political states and among Republicans and some conservative Democrats. Obama said Thursday he preferred to focus on enforcing existing laws to keep assault weapons out of Mexico, rather than trying...
  • Guns and the 2nd Amendment Under Constant Attack

    04/16/2009 1:08:30 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 44 replies · 1,540+ views
    The Andrea Shea King Show ^ | April 16, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    WEEKNIGHTS at 9 ET on BLOG TALK RADIOPROGRAM SCHEDULE Next Show: Thursday, April 16 at 9 pm ET. THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW - TONIGHT AT 9 ET. Pour yourself a stiff one. Preferably straight up. Haven’t you gotten the memo? The War on Terror has been won! Now the Obama administration has a new enemy in its sights: Right-wing Extremists! But exactly who are these extremists? Can we really believe that we are being told to be more suspicious of each other as law-abiding Americans, rather than on the alert against the true enemies of our country? Is our...
  • Fear and Greed Have Sales of Guns and Ammo Shooting Up

    04/16/2009 4:58:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 51 replies · 2,396+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 16, 2009 | Alex Roth and Betsy McKay
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- The way Jay Chambers sees it, the semiautomatic weapons in his firearm collection might be the most promising investment in his financial portfolio. Like many gun enthusiasts, Mr. Chambers, a manager for a door wholesaler here, believes President Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress soon will reimpose a version of an expired federal ban on the sale of so-called assault weapons. If such a law passes, he figures his collection -- enough guns, ammo magazines and weapon parts to assemble about 30 AK-47s, AR-15s and other semiautomatic rifles -- could triple in value. "A guy could...
  • Rendell: Police Across State Are Outgunned (calling for Federal ban tomorrow)

    04/14/2009 6:40:19 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 78 replies · 2,420+ views
    KDKA Pittsburgh ^ | April 14 | Staff
    In Harrisburg tomorrow, Rendell is expected to call for the reinstatement of the federal ban on the sale of AK-47s and other automatic firearms. "Assault weapons were not made to hunt," Rendell added. "No one goes out and shoots a deer with an AK-47 or an M-16. No one does. No one."
  • EDITORIAL: 'We want them registered'--Democrats are going after guns

    04/13/2009 5:14:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 165 replies · 6,422+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2009 | Editorial
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, announced last week that she wants to register guns. Her next move will be to try to confiscate them. The speaker picked a television show with a viewership of 4.6 million to float the Democrats' coming gun-control push. Questioned on ABC's "Good Morning America" about the prospect of new gun-control laws now that "it's a Democratic president, a Democratic House," she responded, "We don't want to take their guns away. We want them registered." Politicians and bureaucrats routinely claim that registration helps solve crimes. If a registered gun is used in a crime and...
  • Feinstein: Not The Time For Gun Control

    04/10/2009 6:49:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 97 replies · 3,143+ views
    60 minutes ^ | 9 April, 2009 | NA
    (CBS) The California senator who authored the nation's now-lapsed 1994 ban on assault weapons says she will hold off trying to renew that ban. Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.) tells 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl that the political timing isn't right and she will move to renew the ban at a future time of her own choosing. Feinstein appears in Stahl's report on the increase in gun sales taking place in America to be broadcast this Sunday, April 12, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Asked by Stahl if trying to renew the assault weapons ban would start a culture war and pose a...
  • Ann Coulter: Something In Liberal’s DNA And Gun Control

    04/09/2009 5:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 904+ views
    Black Bear Blog ^ | April 9, 2009 | Tom Remington
    Ann Coulter’s column this week reeks of her expected direct approach to calling a kettle, errr…….arrrrr….let’s just say calling the kettle the color it really is. With a recent rash of gun violence, liberals began pounding their pragmatic pulpits demanding more gun control. Even the intelligentsia running the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence demanded something be done, just like was done over tainted peanut butter. In Brady’s haste to be Hitleresque they forgot to ask the government to ban peanuts. Imagine the insanity in making the imitation peanut butter manufacturers change what was causing the poison instead of banning peanuts....
  • Pelosi made it official to ABC: ‘We want registration.’

    04/09/2009 10:06:19 AM PDT · by ebiskit · 237 replies · 8,268+ views
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | April 8, 2009, 9:53 AM | Dave Workman
    Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dropped a verbal bombshell in the middle of an interview on Good Morning America April 7, and surprisingly, neither the press nor a majority of gun rights activists seemed to notice. Responding to a question from ABC’s Robin Roberts, Pelosi said that while Congress apparently does not want to take anyone’s guns away, “We want them registered.” Roberts: Under the Bush administration, you pretty much said the ball was in their court when it came to reinstating the ban. Now, it's a Democratic President, a Democratic House. So, is the ball in your court where...
  • U.S. Mayors React to Shooting Epidemic Call For National Public Safety Agenda

    04/09/2009 12:04:29 AM PDT · by neverdem · 60 replies · 2,026+ views
    U.S. Conference of Mayors ^ | Apr. 06, 2009 | NA
    America's mayors are alarmed by the string of mass shootings that have occurred in recent weeks in cities across the nation. This epidemic serves as a stark reminder that the easy availability of guns often turns domestic and personal disputes into acts of murder. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, their neighbors, and their communities in: -- Samson, AL, where 10 people were killed on March 10; -- Oakland, CA, where four police officers were killed on March 21; -- Carthage, NC - eight nursing home residents were killed on March 29; -- Santa Clara,...
  • Pelosi pledges compromise on assault weapons ban

    04/07/2009 8:03:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 162 replies · 7,894+ views
    Pelosi pledges compromise on assault weapons ban @ 10:29 am by Michael O'Brien The ball is in Congress's court to craft a compromise in reinstating regulations on assault weapons, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) acknowledged Tuesday. During an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America," Pelosi said that the Congress will work to find some middle ground between the previous ban, which expired in 2004, and the precedent laid by the Supreme Court in a ruling enumerating more concrete gunowners' rights last term. "We have to find some level of compromise," Pelosi said, citing 53 victims of gun violence nationwide in...
  • Stores Running Out of Guns and Bullets

    04/05/2009 6:38:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies · 3,648+ views
    WWMT-TV ^ | April 5, 2009
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. - A gun ban seems to be on the minds of many these days. Many viewers have started to notice a shortage of guns and ammunition. And stores all over Kalamazoo say concealed weapons are flying off the shelves. Most blame the change in politics in Washington, D.C. The FBI performed more than a million background checks in the three months after the election than it did the previous year. Stores in Kalamazoo say they're trying to keep up. "These aren't the general style tactical weapons this one's a little different," said Gander Mountain employee, Matt Wing. It's...
  • Health Care Records Leading To A Gun Database

    04/02/2009 2:28:38 PM PDT · by xmission · 57 replies · 3,766+ views
    http://www.gunowners.org/ | 4/2/2009 | GOA
    Health Plan Threatens to Feed Your Gun-related Data Into a National Database --- And charge you $10,000 a year for the privilege Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151 Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408 http://www.gunowners.org Thursday, April 2, 2009 In a year when trillion dollar bailouts have become routine, many Americans have become almost numb to our acceleration towards socialism. But gun rights activists aren't in that crowd, and so GOA has to inform you of yet ANOTHER threat to your privacy, the Second Amendment, and even your wallet. It is called an...
  • Editorial: Renew U.S. ban on assault weapons

    03/31/2009 5:04:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies · 2,185+ views
    Police have yet to determine how Lovelle Mixon, a parolee with a lengthy criminal record, got his hands on the handgun and the SKS rifle he used to kill four Oakland police officers on that grim Saturday afternoon just over a week ago. But the horror of the slayings drives home the need to enforce and enhance gun-control laws throughout the nation. For starters, Congress must bring back the national ban on 19 types of military-style weapons it enacted in 1994, with the leadership of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, but allowed to expire. The inexpensive SKS is a semi-automatic carbine designed...
  • Sen. John Kerry: Mexico's war must be our war (Anti-gun screed disguised as foreign policy op-ed)

    03/30/2009 1:48:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 883+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2009 | Senator John Kerry (D-MA)
    Last month, a hit squad sent by a Mexican drug cartel brazenly broke into the homes of nine police officers in a ranching town in northern Mexico. They kidnapped the officers, piled them into a convoy of SUVs and sped off into the night. After being summoned by local authorities, troops from Ciudad Juarez, 80 miles to the north, located the convoy and fought a running gun battle with the kidnappers. When the smoke cleared, 21 people were dead, including six policemen who had been tortured and murdered before the soldiers could save them. Even in Mexico, where a spiraling...
  • Kerry: No National Guard to Southern Border, Bring Back Assault Weapons Ban

    03/30/2009 12:20:21 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies · 3,060+ views
    Kerry: No National Guard to Southern Border, Bring Back Assault Weapons Ban The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says the U.S. and Mexico need to step up and build a "combined front" against Mexican drug smugglers, but using U.S. forces along the border could hurt the effort. FOXNews.com Monday, March 30, 2009 Sending National Guard to the U.S. border of Mexico is "premature and possibly counterproductive," but reviving the assault weapons ban would help end the drug-related violence in Mexico, Sen. John Kerry said Monday. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said the U.S. and Mexico...
  • To Barack Obama-"Yes We Can"... And Will ...Keep Our Firearms

    03/30/2009 6:06:20 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 13 replies · 742+ views
    A wise old Uncle told me when I was a kid that gun rights were in danger. But being proverbially young and stupid, I ignored him until the Clinton Administration. We all know that the Brady's goal is absolutely no guns in America. Period. That is, except for the criminals. Although this may be attempted by law, we all know that gun carrying criminals will never give up the tools of their trade. Getting caught with a gun is just a cost of doing business with them. In reality, a thug's carrying a gun just enhances their street reputation. It...
  • Killings unlikely to ease way for weapons ban

    03/27/2009 9:36:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 872+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 27, 2009 | John Wildermuth,
    In 1994, Sen. Dianne Feinstein used the tragedy of San Francisco's 101 California massacre to push a decadelong ban on assault weapons through Congress. But even the horror of Saturday's slayings of four Oakland police officers is unlikely to break through the bipartisan opposition that blocked the renewal of that ban in 2004. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and dozens of House Democrats have said they oppose efforts to bring back the national ban, either because the timing is wrong or because they oppose gun control. Pelosi said she hasn't even discussed the...
  • Hillary's Foreign-Soil Sales Pitch for Reinstating the Assault-Weapons Ban

    03/27/2009 1:25:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies · 2,149+ views
    NRO ^ | March 26, 2009 | Jim Geraghty
    Hillary Clinton, speaking in Mexico City yesterday: We believe that we have announced a plan to use every tool at our current disposal through administrative actions to track illegal guns, to arrest and punish those who are trafficking in illegal guns, to share more information with the Mexican Government so that they can also track and seize these guns. Obviously, I am someone who supported the assault weapons ban which was passed in 1994, but it was passed with an expiration date and it expired ten years later. I, as a senator, supported measures to try to reinstate it. Politically,...
  • Convicted Felon Bobby Rush Proposes Sweeping Gun Control

    03/23/2009 10:10:12 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 49 replies · 4,268+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 3/23/09 | Bill Levinson
    Bobby Rush, a former member of an organization known for killing police officers, doesn't want honest people to own gunsWe have written here frequently about the importance of the Second Amendment in the defense of the United States against militant "Muslims" and other terrorists. Although militant "Muslims" feel free to perpetrate rampant violence and gang rape in Europe, these practices are far less frequent here because of the widespread private ownership of firearms. Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL), a former Black Panther and a convicted felon whose illegal possession of firearms lost him his own right to own firearms, has proposed...
  • Pro-gun Democrats oppose new assault weapon ban

    03/20/2009 6:40:21 PM PDT · by saganite · 35 replies · 2,634+ views
    AP/google ^ | 18 March 09 | JIM ABRAMS
    Sixty-five House Democrats said Wednesday that they would oppose any attempt by the Obama administration to revive a ban on military-style weapons that President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1994 and President George W. Bush let expire. The pro-gun Democrats, led by Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., wrote Attorney General Eric Holder that they would "actively oppose any effort to reinstate the 1994 ban, or to pass any similar law." They urged the administration to avoid a "long and divisive fight over a gun control issue" at a time when Washington needs to concentrate on the economic crisis. The House...
  • Gun Advocates Ready for Battle on Federal Assault Weapons Ban

    03/18/2009 6:38:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 90 replies · 5,111+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | March 17, 2009 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Attorney General Eric Holder is using the drug violence in Mexico to "confuse and mislead" Americans in an attempt to reinstate the expired federal assault weapons ban, gun advocates say. Get ready for a gunfight. Holder revealed his intention to reinstate the ban last month while announcing more than 700 arrests in connection with a crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the United States. "As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to re-institute the ban on the sale of assault weapons,"...
  • HR 45 Blair Holt Firearm Registration Law

    03/08/2009 8:53:00 PM PDT · by Kackikat · 91 replies · 2,866+ views
    Cunningham Radio Show ^ | 03/08/09 | Kackikat
    HR 45 Blair Holt is a propsed bill flying under the radar at House of Representatives proposed in Jan 09 to amend the Brady Law, which will make it mandatory to have fingerprints, mental evaluations for handguns with additional fees and if you have children inspected storage on a regular basis with prison terms of 5 yrs if you violate, and restricts certain guns (rifles) to assault rifle status according to a 29 yr Marine on Cunningham's radio show.
  • Flashback to 1969: Bobby Rush Kept Handgun and Communist Literature in Apartment

    03/08/2009 5:39:19 PM PDT · by retrogo · 28 replies · 1,873+ views
    YouTube ^ | December 5, 1969 | NBC
    On December 5, 1969 police raided the apartment of Black Panther leader Bobby Rush. They found a handgun, ammunition for various weapons, marijuana, an IED explosives manual, and communist literature including Che Guevara and Mao Tse-Tung. Bobby Rush served six months in prison for illegal possession of firearms. On January 6, 2009 Congressman Bobby Rush (Democrat, Illinois) introduced H.R.45, the Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009. This bill, if signed into law would require all owners of hand guns and semiautomatic firearms to register for a federal firearms license. All sales of the subject firearms...
  • CCRKBA, Barr Tell Holder: ‘BACK OFF’ on Semi-Auto Ban Rhetoric

    03/07/2009 7:33:35 AM PST · by EdReform · 10 replies · 1,096+ views
    NEWS RELEASE Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms 12500 N.E. Tenth Place Bellevue, WA  98005 CCRKBA, BARR TELL HOLDER: ‘BACK OFF’ ON SEMI-AUTO BAN RHETORIC For Immediate Release: March 6, 2009 BELLEVUE, WA – Calling the ban on semiautomatic firearms “a bad, and totally unnecessary, lapsed federal law,” former Congressman Bob Barr is urging Attorney General Eric Holder to back away from a plan to renew that onerous idea, and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is joining in the effort. “While we opposed Holder’s nomination as Attorney General and...
  • Holder Acknowledges Obama Will Seek Assualt Weapons Ban

    03/03/2009 11:48:35 AM PST · by Wpin · 76 replies · 2,400+ views
    eCountryLifestyle ^ | March 03, 2009 | National Shooting Sports Foundation
    In response to Attorney General Eric Holder's comments about reinstating the ban on so-called "assault weapons," the National Shooting Sports Foundation issued a press release reminding Congress and all Americans that such a ban would result in a loss of jobs, have no effect on reducing crime and would deprive millions of law-abiding sportsmen and gun owners of their Constitutional right to own the firearm of their choice...
  • Feds Send Mixed Signals On Push For Gun Control

    03/02/2009 3:44:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 48 replies · 1,624+ views
    NRA ILA ^ | 28 February, 2009 | NRA ILA
    On Wednesday, February 25, just over five weeks after Inauguration Day, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama Administration will seek to reinstate the expired federal "assault weapon" ban and impose additional restrictions. "As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder said. Based on Holder's testimony during his confirmation hearings before the Senate, those other "changes" presumably include prohibiting private transfers of firearms and banning most center-fire rifle ammunition as "armor-piercing."...
  • Michael Steele Wants an Assault Weapons Ban

    03/02/2009 1:54:31 PM PST · by vivalaoink · 125 replies · 3,079+ views
    On the issues ^ | Unk | On the Issues
    "Q: Should people have access to buy assault weapons? A: Society should draw lines. What do you need an assault weapon for, if you're going hunting? That's overkill. But I don't think that means you go to a total ban for those who want to use gun for skeet shooting or hunting or things like that But what's the point of passing gun laws if we're not going to enforce them? If you want to talk about gun control, that's where you need to start. We've got 300 gun laws on the books right now. At the end of the...
  • An open letter to Senator Jim Webb and pro-gun democrats

    03/02/2009 9:26:29 AM PST · by JohnPierce · 31 replies · 970+ views
    The Examiner ^ | March 2nd, 2009 | John Pierce
    As both an honored veteran of the armed forces and one of the Senate’s most outspoken pro-gun democrats, your endorsement of the candidacy of Barack Obama carried great weight with gun-owning democrats and moderates. After all, his voting record regarding gun-rights and the right to self-defense was abysmal and gun owners were justifiably hesitant to believe his sudden assertion that he “supported” the right to keep and bear arms. It wasn’t until you, and other pro-gun democrats, began to speak out that the tide began to turn. And why wouldn’t it? Your voice means something to those of us who...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-02-09 (Even DUmmies Oppose Obama Gun Ban Plan)

    03/02/2009 6:20:18 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 83 replies · 1,785+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 2, 2009 | PJ-Comix
    Followers of the DUmmie FUnnies have long known that, surprisingly to many, the DUmmies are generally opposed to gun ban plans. The reason? Because when Republicans were in power they thought they would need weapons to overthrow the EVIL Bush Regime. They still fear that they will someday need weapons. Therefore they are now opposed to Obama's new proposed ban on assault weapons as you can see in this THREAD, "Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban." As we shall see, the DUmmies rightly see this move as a political disaster in future elections. So let us now watch...
  • USA Firearms Grab-Will The Real Obama Please Stand Up?

    03/01/2009 7:08:29 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 8 replies · 845+ views
    "My first priority will be to reinstate the assault weapons ban as soon as I take office. Within 90 days, we will go back after kitchen table dealers, and work to end the gun show and internet sales loopholes. In the first year, I intend to work with Congress on a national no carry law, 1 gun a month purchase limits, and bans on all semi-automatic guns." Barack Obama, VPC Fund Raiser, 2007 *(note: The Violence Policy Center denies that Obama ever said the above.) Bill Clinton didn't inhale, but Barack Obama did, and blew smoke when he answered in...
  • Utah delegation balks at Obama's push for assault-weapons ban

    02/28/2009 11:50:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 46 replies · 2,783+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 02/26/2009 | Matt Canham
    Washington » Utah congressmen are taking issue with the Obama administration's call for a new assault-weapons ban, saying it interferes with the public's right to bear arms and won't reduce crime. The ban expired in 2004 after being in place for 10 years. In a news conference Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder said: "As President [Barack] Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons." Holder believes the ban would help curb the flow of guns...
  • Backpedaling on the new 'assault weapons' ban

    02/28/2009 4:52:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 90 replies · 6,298+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 February, 2009 | David Codrea
    Well, that didn't take long. It seems Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement that the Obama administration would seek a new ban on semiautomatic firearms was premature, and the damage control teams have arrived to put the torn facades back up. First, we had House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "throw[ing] cold water" on the idea: “On that score, I think we need to enforce the laws we have right now,” Pelosi said at her weekly news conference. That sound bite appropriately raised some eyebrows, because as The Hill pointed out: [T]hat phrase is the stock line of those who don’t want to...
  • Obama’s Gun Ban, And Why I Oppose It (From a left/moderate Obama voter!)

    02/27/2009 11:08:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,053+ views
    Malnurtured Snay ^ | February 27, 2009
    The big news today, well, yesterday, is that AG Eric Holder plans on reinstating the Federal assault rifle ban which was signed into law during Bill Clinton’s presidency, and was not renewed during Bush’s. I oppose this move, and allowing it to expire was one of the few things I liked about Dubya. Yes, I wish our former president had actually taken advantage of his political clout to push through some sort of Federal CCW law nationwide. (Yeah … I can’t find something nice to say about him without finding something to criticize, too!) Despite what people might think, I...