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  • VANITY: Have You Read this Book: A Patriot's History of the United States, by Larry Schweikart

    09/30/2008 6:34:43 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 21 replies · 591+ views
    I was curious if anyone has ever read this book by Larry Schweikart A Patriot's History of the United States I am looking for a great book to teach my kids TRUE American History. It is quite concerning to me the garbage that is in some American History textbooks that are in public schools.
  • Heard of the New HK-416? Heckler & Koch Improved the M-16 Rifle

    05/16/2005 8:29:57 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 139 replies · 8,131+ views
    The HK-416 is a 5.56 x 45 millimeter caliber weapon that uses a Heckler & Koch propriety operating system originally developed for and used in other Heckler & Koch models such as the G-36. The Heckler & Koch propriety gas system does not introduce propellant gases and the associated carbon fouling back into the weapons interior (a fault in the M-16 rifle). HK-416 is available in four configurations including 10 inch, 14.5 inch, 16.5 inch and 20 barrel lengths. The system is similar to the Barrett M-468. It replaces the top of the M-16 rifle. A number of HK-416 carbines...
  • National Rifle Association Grassroots Alerts 04/08/2005

    04/14/2005 1:38:11 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 1 replies · 642+ views
    HELP SAVE THE FIREARM INDUSTRY CONTINUE YOUR SUPPORT FOR S. 397 AND H.R. 800 As you know, "The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act" was introduced this year as S. 397 in the U.S. Senate, and H.R. 800 in the U.S. House. This critically important, NRA-backed legislation would protect law-abiding firearm manufacturers from reckless, predatory, and potentially bankrupting lawsuits. In 2003, the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act" passed the U.S. House of Representatives on an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 285-140, enjoyed more than 50 Senate cosponsors, and had the full support of President Bush. Sadly, the legislation...
  • National Rifle Association Grassroots Alert 3/25/2005

    03/30/2005 1:47:00 PM PST · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 5 replies · 831+ views ^ | March 25th 2005
    EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATING WITH LAWMAKERS ON S. 397/H.R. 800 As you know, "The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act" was recently introduced as S. 397 in the U.S. Senate, and H.R. 800 in the U.S. House. This critically important, NRA-backed legislation would protect law-abiding firearm manufacturers from reckless, predatory, and potentially bankrupting lawsuits. With efforts to pass this legislation in full swing, below are some tipsto ensure your communications with your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators produce the desired effect. Ask any elected official which individual`s concerns are most important to him or her, and chances are he or she...
  • New York Politicians Pushing More Gun Control Bills

    03/23/2005 1:09:02 PM PST · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 11 replies · 408+ views
    Two Bills need to be watched by rifle owners of New York. Bills S02445 and A02466 are another attempt to take away more of the Second Amendment liberties of honest New York citizens. Some of Bill S02445 Text: 2005-2006 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 15, 2005 Introduced by Senators SCHNEIDERMAN, DUANE, KRUEGER, PARKER, SAMPSON, A. SMITH, M. SMITH, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the definition of an assault weapon THE PEOPLE...
  • Anti-Federal Bills Move Forward In House

    03/10/2005 12:29:17 PM PST · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 65 replies · 1,338+ views
    HELENA -- Lawmakers in the Montana House of Representatives collectively thumbed their noses at the federal government Monday by approving two bills exempting guns from federal regulations and driver's licenses from national standardization requirements. The bills by Representatives Diane Rice, R-Harrison, and Roger Koopman, R-Bozeman, do different things but are driven by the same concern: the erosion of personal liberties by the federal government. Koopman said Monday his gun bill, House Bill 366, would inspire a home-grown industry of gun-makers who produce firearms to be sold in Montana. It also sends a message reaffirming states' rights. "In that regard, this...
  • Oregon Gun Owners, Gun Bans Are Heading Your Way!

    03/09/2005 10:09:31 PM PST · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 18 replies · 612+ views
    ALERT 2/22/2005 ANTI-GUN BILLS FINALLY ARRIVE Some of the many Ginny Burdick anti-gun bills we have been waiting for have finally been introduced. Included in them are the long anticipated "assault weapons" bill and others that seek to attack your rights to own and use firearms. Burdick's promised "assault weapon" ban is SB 927. (Ginny Burdick Phone: 503-986-1718 Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-317, Salem, OR, 97301 Email: SB 927 can be viewed here sb0927.intro.html It is a massive list of banned guns. It also outlaws magazines larger than ten rounds and requires a police issued "permit"...
  • Help Repeal the Draconian Gun Bans of California Support A.B. 448

    A bill to repeal the California assault weapons ban has been introduced. A.B. 448 needs to be supported. AB 448, as introduced, La Suer. Assault weapons. Existing law defines assault weapons, and generally regulates the sale, transport, possession, and registration of assault weapons. Existing law also establishes various offenses in connection with violations of these provisions. This bill would repeal those provisions.
  • Looking for Information on the 5.45 x 39 Rifle Round

    10/19/2004 8:57:13 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 28 replies · 1,172+ views
    I have looked all over the internet for information on the AK-74 5.45 x 39 rifle round. I want information on the effectiveness and lethality of the 5.45 round. I have heard that the cartridge has a less effective range than the 5.56 x 45 round; but that it feeds better and causes more severe wounds when it hits a target. Can anybody direct me to information on the 5.45 round?
  • New York Gun Control Alert!

    06/06/2004 4:23:18 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 62 replies · 675+ views
    Governor Pataki attempted to insert the pistol license proposal from A-9556A/S-6056A into an emergency appropriations bill used to keep the state operating until the budget is passed. Do not stop calling Albany! Included in Pataki's 2004-2005 budget is a proposal to REVOKE ALL LIFETIME LICENSES, impose 5-year renewable pistol licenses in all counties outside of New York City, Long Island, and Westchester, charge a $100 state fee on all pistol licenses, charge a $25 state fee on all amendments to the license, and allow local jurisdictions to impose addition fees as well. It would also allow licensing agents to review...
  • A Dirty Little Secret Gasoline Companies Are Keeping From You (High Octane Rip-Off)

    High gas prices are emptying a lot of wallets these days, but don't slam the brakes on your summer travel plans just yet. Instead, watch as Bill Gephardt gets to the truth behind these pumped up prices. Ever heard of a gas myth guys? Well, we use them when we decide what to put in the tanks of our cars and during my investigation I found a lot of you sinking way too much money into these fuel fables. "I got a 4 banger in my truck. If I had a six-cylinder I'd go to the next one. If I...
  • Taxpayers' Friend Award [See if your Federal Senator or Representative is on the List]

    04/14/2004 3:59:27 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 6 replies · 46+ views
    National Taxpayers' Union ^ | April 13, 2004 | National Taxpayers' Union
    The non-partisan National Taxpayers Union (NTU) recently issued its annual rating of Congress and members of The Liberty Caucus ranked at the top. Twenty-one U.S. House members were given an "A" by the National Taxpayers Union, and twelve are from The Liberty Caucus. In fact, the top seven spots are held by Liberty Caucus members! The National Taxpayers Union's annual rating is the most comprehensive and respected analysis of how members of the U.S. House and Senate voted on legislation that "significantly affects taxes, spending, debt,and regulatory burdens on consumers and taxpayers." We are pleased that Congressmen Flake, Paul, Miller,...

    02/23/2004 11:52:00 AM PST · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 23 replies · 2,617+ views
    NEW YORK The State Legislature continues to consider the Executive Budget introduced last month by Governor George Pataki (R). Budget bills S. 6056/A. 9556 will require handgun licensees to pay a $100 "certification" fee to the state, institute a five-year expiration period for licenses (currently most jurisdictions issue lifetime licenses), and charge a fee of $25 for each handgun owned. Additionally, this proposal would remove the caps on local processing fees, which means fees can certainly be expected to climb, and in many jurisdictions could price gun owners, sportsmen, and collectors right out of the market. Instead of banning handguns,...
  • Enormous Increase In Government Programs Proposed (Socialism Alert!)

    11/14/2003 10:52:52 PM PST · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 14 replies · 127+ views
    This message is the first in a series about the pending Medicare prescription-drug bill. Congress will soon vote on the most far-reaching and the most costly expansion of the federal government in our nation's history when it takes up the Medicare prescription-drug bill (H.R. 1). If H.R. 1 is approved by Congress and signed by President Bush, our country will never be the same. By comparison, the proposed Medicare prescription-drug "entitlement benefit" makes Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society look like small and cheap federal programs. Tragically, many of the biggest and most costly federal...
  • I'm Moving to Pennsylvania In the Future and Need Information On Gun Laws

    11/12/2003 6:31:01 PM PST · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 14 replies · 313+ views
    Hello Freepers, I'm looking for information on gun laws in Pennsylvania. Does anybody know if there is a state law requiring you to register any firearms with the state of Pennsylvania? I know New York state requires you to register handguns if you are in the state which is why I decided against living in New York. Can anyone get me information on the Pennsylvania laws concerning this and guide me to its source?
  • Medicare Drug Debacle [Congress Wanting to Waste More of Our Money On Socialism]

    11/05/2003 6:41:15 PM PST · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 3 replies · 100+ views ^ | 6/27/2003 | Michael Tanner
    It is probably too late to stop Congress' headlong rush toward creating a costly new entitlement out of proposals for a Medicare prescription drug benefit. But perhaps we can learn from this cautionary tale of what happens when politics and special interest pandering trumps sound public policy. Consider: Even without a prescription drug benefit, the cost of Medicare will double as a percentage of GDP by 2040. The program's unfounded liabilities are more than $13.3 trillion, dwarfing even Social Security's massive debt. Faced with this looming crisis, a more courageous or sensible Congress might have tried to reform this deeply...
  • Federal and State Second Amendment Updates for October 31st 2002

    10/31/2003 9:16:08 PM PST · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 32 replies · 177+ views
    SUPPORT S. 659 AS VOTE DRAWS NEAR In recent months, we have frequently reported on one of NRA-ILA`s top legislative priorities in Congress, the passage of S. 659, the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act." Dozens of national associations, unions, wildlife conservation groups, and shooting sports organizations—-representing literally millions of dedicated members, workers, and sportsmen—-have already expressed their unqualified support for this critically important legislation which seeks to protect America`s firearm manufacturers and dealers from malicious, predatory lawsuits. It is likely that we will have a vote on this crucial legislation in the coming weeks. It is also quite...
  • Who knows information about STG-58/ FN FAL rifles?

    09/13/2003 1:01:06 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 64 replies · 8,973+ views
    I was looking to buy an STG-58/ FN FAL rifle in the future and was wondering what exactly I should look for. I would like to spend no more than $650 on the rifle. What is my best option? Could I get a good quality FN FAL/ STG-58 rifle for that price? Also, is there anyway to modify these rifle types to make the pistol grip into a thumbhole stock so I can legally put a flash hider on it? Are L1-A1 rifles better than STG-58 rifles? Are Heckler & Koch G3 rifles heavier than STG-58 rifles? I also have...
  • Looks Like Another Gun Control Law Will Go Into Effect in California

    09/10/2003 6:20:54 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 34 replies · 170+ views
    SB 489 has passed the Senate and is on it's way to the governor's desk. SB 489 will require all semi-automatic pistols to include in their manufacture a chamber load indicator. Additionally, if the pistol has a detachable magazine, a magazine disconnect mechanism will be required. In other words, California wants you to own a handgun that will probably not fire in a self defense situation because it has eight safeties on it (and of course cops and the cronies of Gray Davis will be exempt from this law). If you think it will do any good tell Governor Davis...
  • San Diego Rifle and Revolver Association Annual BBQ/Shoot

    09/06/2003 7:18:12 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 4 replies · 138+ views
    San Diego Rifle and Revolver Association
    Folks, Our seventh annual BBQ and shoot will be held on September 21, 2003 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Escondido Fish and Game. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25.00. You get a terrific BBQ STEAK lunch, side orders and a soft drink, range time for the day (rifle, pistol, shotgun, and archery) and one free opportunity drawing ticket for many valuable prizes. The first 20 ticket buyers will also receive an NRA cap. This is our annual fundraiser which supports our pro-second amendment activities including our web site (formerly This BBQ will take place...
  • Lions In the Shade

    08/30/2003 11:28:38 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 6 replies · 177+ views
    Imagine that you are a bush pilot on the African veldt. You fly in some critical medical supplies, enjoy a quick lunch at the hospital and are eager to get to your next appointment. It's a stifling 100 degrees in the shade. You return to your plane to find that the only bit of shade within a mile has become very popular, in your absence ... You calculate the distance to the plane door ... Whad'ya say? Feeling lucky today?
  • A Carbine Version of the 7.62x51 M-14 Rifle

    08/20/2003 4:50:59 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 35 replies · 947+ views
  • Feeling salty over pepper spray [News From Massachusetts]

    Getting pepper spray in Massachusetts has never been easy. New fees make it even harder. Will local legislators help make the Bay State the 'spray state?' In theory, buying a can of pepper spray isn't really all that hard. In most parts of the country, getting hold of such self-defense sprays poses little challenge for citizens of legal age with $20 in their pocket and a desire to temporarily incapacitate any shady character that comes too close. Having a relatively speedy Internet connection helps, too. By just typing the words "pepper spray" into any Internet search engine, dozens of self-defense-related...
  • United Nations versus Guns (An international gun-control fight)

    08/09/2003 4:18:25 AM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 24 replies · 311+ views
    The U.S. government often makes American gun owners feel besieged. For example, over the last decade it is simply impossible to find one study by either the U.S. Justice Department or the Treasury that measures the benefits from people owning guns. While this has been done by both Democratic and Republican administrations, the Clinton administration surely set new standards for misleading attacks on gun ownership with its studies and public-service ads. But if you think that is bad, the Clinton administration pales in comparison to the United Nations' attitude on gun ownership. This week the U.N. conference to "Prevent, combat,...
  • Similarities Between the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and the United States

    I do not pretend to call the Roman Empire the United States, but it seems to me there are some similarities as if history is repeating itself. Why did Rome Fall? There are some adherents to single factors, but more people think Rome fell because of a combination of such factors as Christianity, decadence, lead, monetary, and military problems. Even the rise of Islam is proposed by some who think the Fall of Rome happened at Constantinople. Since not all viewpoints are available on the Internet, this list of theories about the Fall of Rome is limited: *Decay *Financial Problems...
  • Oklahoma Will Honor All Concealed Weapon Permit Licenses

    07/11/2003 5:51:45 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 20 replies · 24+ views
    On June 9th, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry signed legislation that amended several provisions of the state gun law and made the state one of the first in the nation to provide blanket recognition of valid concealed carry licenses issued to resident of all other states.
  • New Jersey Man Shoots a Bear to Protect Himself and Is Charged By Local Authorites

    07/10/2003 6:56:44 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 29 replies · 179+ views
    New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs
    Those following the plight of a West Milford man who shot a bear to prevent it from entering his home -- only to be charged by state and local authorities -- may be interested in the attached message about a fund raising event for the man being organized by hunters' rights activist Eric Bunk. They are holding a fundraiser for the Flynn family to help pay for fines and legal fees on SATURDAY, JULY 12th at 2:00 the Reflection Lakes Inn, 1204 Union Valley Road, West Milford (973-728-3908). If you can, please bring food and barbecue grills. We also...
  • Freeper Alert! Contact Your Senators and Tell Them to Appoint 2nd Amendment Judge to Appeals Court

    06/26/2003 2:56:49 AM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 14 replies · 123+ views
    "As a law enforcement official, I know crimes are caused by criminals, not by the gun industry. Indeed, by providing good-quality firearms at reasonable prices to law-abiding citizens and lawmen, the gun industry helps reduce crime." -- Bush nominee to the federal bench, Attorney General Bill Pryor (AL) (Tuesday, June 24, 2003) -- As you read that quote above, you can see why Democrat Senators Charles Schumer (NY) and Dianne Feinstein (CA) don't want Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor confirmed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Simply put, Bill Pryor is way too pro-gun for them. You may remember...
  • Sign a Petition to Help Save Traditional Marriage

    06/08/2003 9:20:43 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 51 replies · 417+ views
    The Massachusetts Supreme Court is expected to rule this summer that homosexual marriage is legal. Because of the "full faith and credit" clause in the U.S. Constitution, that means that every other state may be forced to accept the legalization of homosexual marriage by recognizing the Massachusetts law. Homosexual marriage will soon be a reality if you fail to get involved! Sign the following petition supporting the Federal Marriage Amendment. (H.J. Res. 56) A Petition to Members of Congress Traditional marriage between a man and woman is the God-ordained building block of the family and bedrock of a civil society....
  • Firearm Alerts for Arizona, Texas, New York, Colorado, Missouri, New Hampshire and New Jersey

    05/27/2003 10:26:17 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 31 replies · 431+ views
    A LOOK AT THE STATES ARIZONA HB 2353, a bill allowing gun owners visiting Arizona to carry concealed firearms if they have a valid permit from their home state, was signed into law by Governor Janet Napolitano (D). Please call Governor Napolitano at (602) 542-4331 and thank her for her support of the reciprocity bill. COLORADO The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is preparing a comprehensive conservation plan for the 6000 acre Rocky Mountain Flats National Wildlife Refuge and is seeking public comment on how the Refuge should be managed. Four public workshops will be held as an additional means...
  • California Gun Control Alert! Call and Write Your Representatatives

    05/27/2003 10:06:01 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 16 replies · 22+ views
    AB50 & AB992 MOVED TO THE "SUSPENSE FILE" IN THE ASSEMBLY AB50 and AB992 are currently on the "Suspense File" in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. However these bills, and others, could come off of the suspense file, for a vote, within the next week or so. AB 50 (Koretz) - .50 Caliber Rifle Ban - would ban the sale/possession of rifles that are chambered for the .50 BMG cartridge and the sale/possession of .50BMG cartridges. AB 992 Ammo Tax - would levy a tax on the sale of ammunition of 10 cents on every cartridge sold at retail to fund...
  • Gun Owners of America Is Calling On People To Tell President Their Thoughts Of Assault Weapons Ban

    05/23/2003 12:21:37 AM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 37 replies · 169+ views
    Friday, May 9, 2003 Well, you've probably seen the news by now. Senator Dianne Feinstein (Democrat-California) introduced legislation yesterday to reauthorize the ban on scores of semi-automatic firearms. As a result, reporters asked White House spokesman Ari Fleischer for the President's position. Fleischer said, "Often, the president will agree ... with the National Rifle Association. On this issue, he does not." The bottom line? The President supports the ban on many semi-automatic firearms and on magazines holding 10 rounds or more. The White House seems to think that the bill will never reach the President's desk. At least that is...
  • New York Gun Control Alert! Call and Write Your Representatives!

    05/19/2003 10:26:44 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 40 replies · 361+ views
    NEW YORK The Assembly Codes Committee has sent a number of bills that would impact law-abiding gun owners, hunters, and sportsmen to the full Assembly for consideration. They include A 3311, which would prohibit the sale of any pistol or revolver not containing a "child proofing" device; A 7039 (same as S 4453) which bans the sale, use, and possession of .50-caliber firearms; and A 8285, which would prohibit the purchase of more than one pistol or revolver in a thirty-day period. Two bills being pushed by New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) are A 8542, which would expand the...
  • Gun-toting homeowner, 75, thwarts attempted break-in

    INDEPENDENCE TWP. - A 75-year-old man apparently thwarted a break-in attempt by firing several shots at intruders in his home, investigators said. Oakland County Sheriff's Detective Scott Patterson said no one was hurt and nothing was taken when the man found three men entering his home in the 5400 block of Mary Sue near the intersection of Maybee and Pine Knob roads about 11:15 p.m. Sunday. "He was just sitting on his couch watching television," Patterson said. "He heard a loud banging noise and went to investigate it." When the man entered the kitchen, he found three men coming through...
  • House of Representatives Is Trying to Raise Your Gasoline Taxes! Call your Representatives!

    05/15/2003 9:38:19 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 14 replies · 76+ views
    May 15th 2003 | K. Dilley
    I was just listening to the Bill O'Reilly show and he said that they are trying to slip through a higher federal gasoline tax on us. Write and call your elected officials in the House of Representatives and tell them to vote no on this tax and no on any new taxes! NO NEW TAXES!
  • You Can Actually Kill a Terrible National Gun Control Law

    05/15/2003 5:16:20 AM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 43 replies · 485+ views
    In 1994 Bill Clinton and the Democrats pushed through an unconstitutional ban on a random list of semi-automatic rifles that they (mendaciously) called “assault weapons,” thus setting a terrible precedent: they can add ANY GUN to that list, including YOURS. And don’t worry, the Democrats eventually WILL add your gun to that list. Don’t believe it? Consider this: the Democrats banned the manufacture, sale, and import of ALL such guns in the entire state of California three years ago. And that same Clinton/Democrat ’94 ban says that you’re too DANGEROUS or STUPID or WORTHLESS to own a rifle or pistol...
  • Reid's support of NRA-backed bill raises eyebrows [Bannning of Some Stupid Lawsuits Gaining Ground]

    05/15/2003 5:05:12 AM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 3 replies · 113+ views
    WASHINGTON -- Traditionally a dependable voice for gun control, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is raising eyebrows among old allies with his endorsement of a bill that would shield firearms makers from lawsuits by gunshot victims. Reid, the Senate minority whip, is one of 52 senators supporting legislation backed by the National Rifle Association to prevent victims of gun crimes from making civil claims against companies that manufactured, imported or sold the weapons. "I have always believed that if you sell a product that is not defective, why should anyone be able to sue you?" Reid said. "It's similar to somebody...
  • Tell the Senate to Support Bush Tax Cuts! [Freeper Alert Needed to Support Tax Cuts!]

    05/13/2003 6:34:16 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 8 replies · 176+ views
    ISSUE: According to Gary Bauer (, "Conservatives in both the House and the Senate are furious that [Majority Leader Senator Bill] Frist went along with a tax-cut 'compromise' with RINOs (Republican In Name Only) Olympia Snowe and George Voinovich that effectively gutted the President's proposal - slashing it from $726 billion to $350 billion. Columnist Bob Novak reports... that Frist didn't bother to tell the White House or House Republican leaders," adding to the anger. The White House is now waging a massive campaign to save the tax cut from Frist's "leadership," and conservatives in Congress are pressing for the...
  • Google: Anti-Air Gun. What Next? Anti-Sharp Sticks?

    05/12/2003 3:05:21 AM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 43 replies · 420+ views ^ | May 10th 2003 | Ralph Weller
    Saturday, May 10, 2003 - In a move that took air gun retailers by surprise this past week, Google, the number one search engine in the world, cut off all paid advertisements for anyone that offers air guns for sale on their websites. These are the "pay-per-click" advertisements that appear on the top and right side of Google search engine pages identified as "Sponsored Links." Not only did Google abruptly end paid air gun advertisements from retailers, but all non-air gun advertisements as well, if it was found that the websites carried air guns for sale. In other words, if...
  • State Court To Rule On Guns In Cabs [News From Connecticut]

    05/12/2003 2:47:09 AM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 7 replies · 197+ views
    Last week, the high court decided to take the case from the appellate court level. The New Haven State’s Attorney’s office appealed a 2002 ruling by Superior Court Judge Lubbie Harper that prosecutors contend sets a frightening precedent that might allow anyone from ice cream vendors and traveling salesmen to pack heat in their vehicles. The high court is expected to consider the case in its next session, which begins in September. "It is not frequent (that the high court intercedes and takes a case) but it happens from time to time," said William F. Dow III, a New Haven-based...
  • Got Ammo? Not Without License States New City Gun Control Bill

    05/12/2003 2:34:27 AM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 31 replies · 692+ views
    The popular National Rifle Association defense “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” leaves out a key technicality: it’s the bullets that do the killing. This idea is at the heart of a new bill and resolution introduced last Friday by Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) that seeks to make it harder for unlicensed rifle and shotgun owners to get ammunition. The Ammunition Control Act, co-sponsored by Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria), would require shotgun and rifle owners to present detailed information about their weapon—including make, model, manufacturer’s name and serial number—each time they purchase ammunition. Currently, rifle and shotgun owners...
  • Former city police officer indicted on weapons-trafficking charges

    A decorated Mobile police officer, whose career was cut short by a gunshot, now faces federal charges, along with another man, alleging that they sold and conspired to sell at least five firearms in Mobile without a license. Prosecutors accuse the pair of possessing nearly four dozen more guns in a scheme that lasted from September 2001 to last June. Ronnie Burch comes from one of the Mobile Police Department's old est families and was twice named officer of the month in the 1980s, but his career was cut short after injuries he suffered when he was shot in the...
  • Robinson begins term as head of N.R.A. [National Rifle Association Has a New President]

    05/08/2003 11:45:44 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 9 replies · 457+ views
    DES MOINES - The new head of the National Rifle Association says he's ready push guns rights to the top of the nation's political agenda. Kayne Robinson of Des Moines took over the presidency of the NRA a week ago after actor Charlton Heston stepped down. Robinson is a former police officer and conservative Republican activist. He says while he won't have the same kind of star power as Heston, he will continue to push his message that gun rights are a civil right that's in danger of being taken away. He also wants to bring more hunters into the...
  • Dianne Feinstein Introduces .50 ban in U.S. Senate

    04/30/2003 9:29:47 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 154 replies · 1,122+ views
    Senator Dianne Feinstein has once again introduced a Senate bill that would essentially ban 50 caliber rifles, similar to federal bans on machine guns. Feinstein is joined by the usual cast of gun banners, including Schumer (D-NY), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Kennedy (D-MA), Corzine (D-NJ), Durbin (D-IL) and Levin (D-MI). Feinstein's efforts seeks to scare the public with all manner of exaggerations about the rifles, including the suggestion that the guns can hit targets from 4 miles away. Feinstein's press release announcing the bill failed to mention that these rifles have been around for nearly 20 years and have never once been...
  • Could I Own a Gun? [Some Information About What It Takes to Buy a Gun In the United Kingdom]

    You can't own a gun in this country until you are 17 years old. It is difficult to shoot one below the age of 14, but it is possible with the correct supervision. You need to have a licence to own a gun in the U.K., and getting a licence can take a very long time. It is completely illegal to own a handgun unless you can proove you use it to kill vermin like rats, or it is an antique type gun. You need a licence to buy a gun. Depending on what type of gun you want, you...
  • Help Pass Fetal Homicide Law. Tell Congress to Support the Unborn Victims of Violence Act!

    04/29/2003 3:18:21 AM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 14 replies · 13+ views
    In a case that is garnering a great deal of attention from the news media, on April 21 prosecutors in Stanislaus County, California, charged Scott Peterson with the murder of his wife Laci Peterson and their unborn son, Conner. (See Prosecutors say that Laci and Conner Peterson were killed on or about December 23 or December 24, during the eighth month of pregnancy. The bodies of the two victims were recovered and identified separately last week after washing up on the shores of San Francisco Bay. This case is drawing increased attention to the expanding national debate over unborn...
  • The United Nations Small Arms Conference [U.N. Wants to Ban Small Arms From Private Ownership]

    04/28/2003 2:43:45 AM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 64 replies · 402+ views
    The Winter-Spring 2002 issue of the SAIS Review contained several articles condemning the United States’ position at the 2001 United Nations Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons. More specifically, Albrecht Gero Muth, Rachel Stohl, and Loretta Bondi disagreed with the U.S. delegation’s opposition to a ban on the transfer of arms to non-state actors. What supporters of the ban either do not realize or are not concerned about is that non-state actors may be oppressed groups attempting to secure their legitimate rights in the face of a tyrannical government and should therefore be entitled to receive arms. A look...
  • Support Bill H.R. 990! This Act Would Make Your Concealed Carry Weapon Permit Valid In All 50 States

    04/23/2003 5:05:23 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 87 replies · 889+ views
    This bill would require that states recognize, respect and honor the concealed carry rights of any individual who has a valid license or permit to carry a handgun in any state. H.R. 990, the Second Amendment Restoration Act, establishes no Federal Standard for a Concealed Weapon Permit.108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 990 To amend title 18 of the United States Code to provide for reciprocity in regard to the manner in which nonresidents of a State may carry certain concealed firearms in that State. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 27, 2003 Mr. HOSTETTLER (for himself, Mr. HAYWORTH, Mrs....
  • Statue's Rifle Smashed In Daylight Attack [News from Australia]

    04/21/2003 7:33:46 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 12 replies · 90+ views
    A WEEK before one of the RSL's biggest days of the year, Anzac Day, a vandal has smashed the rifle on the Warrnambool War Memorial statue. The marble rifle, valued at between $4000 and $5000, was broken into dozens of pieces yesterday afternoon, leaving RSL members and police angry and seeking answers. Warrnambool RSL sub-branch president Des Brown said the rifle was destroyed between 1.30 and 2.15pm yesterday. "I walked into the club at 1.30pm and about 45 minutes later one of the staff got a phone call to say the rifle was missing," he said. "We went and...
  • Gun Lawyer: Data Doesn't Incriminate Reaction to lawsuit filed by N.A.A.C.P.

    04/21/2003 3:31:14 PM PDT · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 6 replies | April 18th 2003 | Anthony M. DeStefano
    A top lawyer for the firearms industry yesterday said that federal gun data revealing some of the top retail sources of handguns used in crimes does not prove that the retailers or gun manufacturers did anything wrong. "The mere fact a firearm has been traced does not mean that anyone in the chain [of distribution] has done anything wrong," said Lawrence G. Keane, vice president and general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a firearms industry trade association. Keane was reacting to data disclosed in a suit in Brooklyn federal court by the NAACP against scores of gun manufacturers...