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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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...