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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...