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  • Spanish police fly to Corsica to retrieve Picasso work

    08/11/2015 6:54:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    CNS ^ | August 11, 2015 | 8:25 PM EDT | CIARAN GILES |
    A team of Spanish police experts flew to the French island of Corsica on Tuesday to retrieve a masterpiece by Pablo Picasso that was smuggled out of Spain, where it is considered a national treasure. A spokesman for Spain's Civil Guard said four police experts in national heritage and several Culture Ministry officials flew to recover the painting, "Head of a Young Woman," which is valued at 24 million euros ($26 million). The officer said they expect to return with the painting later Tuesday. The work is owned by Spanish banker Jaime Botin, brother of the late Emilio Botin, former...
  • GUN-CONFISCATION FEARS LEAD TO PROTEST IN NORTHERN IDAHO

    08/06/2015 10:52:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 6, 2015 | BY KIMBERLEE KRUESI
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A group of residents in northern Idaho lined up outside a U.S. Navy veteran's house on Thursday to protest claims that federal officials are planning on confiscating the man's weapons. Idaho Republican state Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard said the Veteran Affairs office has sent a letter to John Arnold of Priest River warning him that he cannot possess or purchase firearms. The protest -spearheaded by Scott- attracted roughly 100 people. Among them were Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler, who promised to stand guard against any federal attempts to remove Arnold's guns, and Republican Washington state...
  • Bye-Bye Second Amendment

    06/29/2015 6:30:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/29/2015 | D W Wilber
    Barack Obama and his party have made no secret of their desire to enact strict gun control legislation in America. Their efforts have been rebuffed so far by the American people and the Republican legislature. But that hasn’t stopped them from plotting any number of ways to try to restrict gun ownership through regulatory, procedural, or executive actions. Those efforts are bound to continue, especially now that the United States Supreme Court appears to be open to reaching decisions based on political considerations and public pressure, as opposed to basing their decisions solely on the U.S. Constitution. What does all...
  • Comedian Jim Jefferies: Gun Ownership Should Go the Way of Slavery

    06/27/2015 4:59:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 26, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 26, the Huffington Post ran a column focused on how Australian comedian Jim Jefferies “shoots down [the] 2nd Amendment with humor.” A central component of this “humor” is to equate gun rights with slavery and talk about how a constitutional amendment—like the one that banned slavery—could be used to overturn the protections the Second Amendment affords to the rights of self-defense and bearing arms. After all, Jefferies makes clear that he does not believe guns are actually used for protection. And he tells an anecdotal story to explain why: I had a break in in Manchester, England where...
  • Supreme Court says program that takes raisins from farmers is unconstitutional

    06/22/2015 7:46:00 AM PDT · by monkeyshine · 112 replies
    AP ^ | June 22, 2015 — 9:30am | AP
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a program that lets the government take raisins away from farmers to help reduce supply and boost market prices is unconstitutional. The justice said Monday that forcing raisin growers to give up part of their annual crop without full payment is an illegal confiscation of private property.
  • Are They About To Confiscate Money From Bank Accounts In Greece Just Like They Did In Cyprus?

    05/24/2015 3:53:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    TEC ^ | 05/24/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Do you remember what happened when Cyprus decided to defy the EU? In the end, the entire banking system of the nation collapsed and money was confiscated from private bank accounts. Well, the nation of Greece is now approaching a similar endgame. At this point, the Greek government has not received any money from the EU or the IMF since August 2014. As you can imagine, that means that Greek government accounts are just about bone dry. The new Greek government continues to insist that it will never “violate its anti-austerity mandate”, but the screws are tightening. Right now the...
  • Los Angeles Gun Turn In 'buy back' Cheats Many Innocents

    05/11/2015 9:43:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5/11/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    You can see some classic handguns that were turned in in the picture above. A 1911 type with what an early green Teflon type finish. It is probably worth about $500. The finish was a custom job popular in the 1980's and later. There are two classic Colt revolvers that seem to be in excellent condition. One is a Detective Special, the other, an early Officers Model. They are worth about $600 and $1,200 respectively, far more than the $100 gift card that was received. It is hard to say what other treasures there might be under the jumble of...
  • Disabled Navy Vet Left ‘Devastated’ After All of His Guns Are Confiscated (Neighbor falsely accuses)

    04/01/2015 11:39:58 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 1 2015 | Jason Howerton
    A disabled U.S. Navy veteran in Glendale, Arizona, is “devastated” after he says police confiscated 28 of his guns, valued at over $25,000, after a neighbor made “false” allegations that he threatened him. Rick Bailey, a 56-year-old retired software systems engineer, told TheBlaze on Tuesday that he and his neighbor were engaged in a months-long dispute over his landscaping company. He said his neighbor would park two large, smelly “dump trucks” used for his business and other vehicles in the small cul-de-sac where they live. Bailey said he eventually filed a complaint with the city and the neighbor was ordered...
  • Did anybody tell Rep. Pelosi about the hotel that she stayed in Cuba?

    02/20/2015 9:30:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 20, 2015 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    We understand that Nancy Pelosi is married to a very successful businessman in California. We are very happy that the Pelosi family has enjoyed the fruits of capitalism. Of course, they've enjoyed those fruits because they live in a country that respects property rights and does not confiscate businesses. This week, Rep Pelosi went to Cuba and stayed at the Hotel Saratoga. Let me share this from our good friends at Capitol Hill Cubans: "The Hotel Saratoga is a beautiful neoclassical structure in Old Havana. It was purchased in 1939 by Blanco Lopez and Co., headed by Jose Blanco and...
  • Hundreds pack Vermont Statehouse to debate gun bill

    02/10/2015 6:55:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 10, 2015 9:11 PM EST | Dave Gram
    Hundreds of Vermonters on Tuesday night debated proposed legislation that would expand background checks for gun buyers and impose other new firearms restrictions. At a packed Statehouse, the Senate Judiciary and Health and Welfare Committee heard testimony from supporters and opponents of the legislation, though opponents in the hall and nearby rooms where video was piped in easily outnumbered supporters. Several opponents pointed to Vermont’s rank in FBI statistics as the safest state in the country. They argued that Senate Bill 31 isn’t needed. “If I’m being assaulted on a city street, I’d rather have a .38 on me than...
  • How Uncle Sam Became a Bank Robber [Daniel 11]

    02/04/2015 2:45:30 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 2/4/2015 | Jacob Sullum
    During her confirmation hearings last week, Loretta Lynch, President Obama's choice to succeed Eric Holder as attorney general, called civil forfeiture, a form of legalized theft in which the government takes people's property without accusing them of a crime, "a wonderful tool." Lynch, currently the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, suggested that innocent owners need not worry about getting hammered by this tool, because forfeiture "is done pursuant to supervision by a court," and "the protections are there." In light of a forfeiture case that Lynch's office had abruptly dropped the previous week, her assurances rang...
  • On This Day in 1933

    06/16/2013 5:40:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | June 13th, 2013 | Christopher Westley
    You were considered a hoarder and a slacker if you still resisted turning over your gold to the government. ... most of those who voted for FDR never expected him to confiscate private holdings of gold coins, bullion, and certificates. Roosevelt called the measure a temporary one (it wasn’t), and he followed it up by invalidating gold clauses in private contracts that obligated payment in gold dollars, which had the effect of devaluing the assets of bond and contract holders. ... By January 1934, Roosevelt increased the dollar price of gold from $20.67 to $35, thus devaluing the dollar by...
  • NY:How New York Confiscates Guns

    12/07/2014 3:18:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Under the "Safe Act" New York State can confiscate guns without any notice or appeal process, according to this article.  From wwnytv.com: They then file a report, which in Jefferson County is sent to county Community Services. "We review it, confirm that the license is indeed appropriate and that the case meets the criteria of the SAFE Act," said Director of Jefferson County Community Services Roger Ambrose. Once they've verified the report, it's sent to Albany. From there, State Police find out if the person identified has a gun permit. If he or she does, police present their findings...
  • NY: Delayed Enforcement: A Common Strategy

    11/19/2014 1:24:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Guns seized decades after implementation of firearms law in Britain It has been a common tactic of disarmists, statists, leftists or whatever name you wish to apply to those who desire the concentration of power, to incrementally acrete more and more power to the government.  The founding fathers of the American republic knew that there was a natural tendency to do this, as laws, once passed, are extremely difficult to repeal. One of the reasons this is so is that it is easy for authorities to simply not enforce unpopular laws.  This removes the incentive to repeal them, but...
  • Gun Registration and Confiscation in England and Wales

    11/02/2014 6:40:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Guns Hidden from the Government and Confiscated in Wales The exemplar for restrictive firearms regulation in the United States has been England and Wales.   Some have argued that it was NAZI Germany, but though the 1968 Gun Control Act borrowed heavily from NAZI law, the country and laws that most have referred to has been England.  Wales shares the same laws and Supreme Court as England.   Interestingly, before the British passed their own restrictive firearms laws, the most restrictive law in the Anglosphere was the one passed in New York City, the infamous Sullivan law of 1911.   The first...
  • NJ: Man Stabbed by Wife - Police Destroy Safes, Take his Guns

    08/12/2014 2:49:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Robert Lintner, 64 was seen holding his wife outside his home and calling for neighbors to call police.  He had been stabbed in the neck by his wife in a domestic dispute.   His wife is 65.   She was arrested, and he was treated and released.  Then it gets interesting.   Remember, this is New Jersey, where the government says that you have no rights to weapons, only what the state allows you.  From nj.com: Following standard protocol, officers responding to the domestic incident tried to secure any weapons in the house, the chief said. When Lintner would not...
  • Breaking News - Gun Confiscation Has Begun In NY!!! Must Watch!!

    07/10/2014 6:57:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/09/14 | Van Prepper
    Gun confiscation has started in NY. This video highlights two cases out of NY state where guns are being confiscated under the NY SAFE Act.
  • Looking for Images of Australian Gun Destruction of 1997

    06/13/2014 7:29:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The image above is tantalizing and frustrating in its scope and lack of resolution. In writing articles about the great Australian gun confiscation of 1997, I have not found any images that I can easily use.   I found an AP source, but they are very careful with copyright protection.  I am sure that there are images of the destruction that are publicly available, but I am having a hard time finding them. If you have better luck, please contact me.   I would appreciate images that give the scale of the destruction and are clear enough to show details of...
  • White House: Obama Looking to Act ‘Administratively, Unilaterally’ on Guns

    06/10/2014 3:03:58 PM PDT · by mykroar · 98 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/10/14 | Fred Lucas
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that President BarackObama is “always” looking for opportunities to act “unilaterally” again on guns, though he would prefer to work with Congress. “The president’s goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer,” Earnest said, responding to a question the day that a gunman opened fire at an Oregon high school, killing one student and injuring a teacher. “We’re always looking for those opportunities. But none of those opportunities when they present themselves is going to be an acceptable substitute for...
  • Vermont gun confiscation-bill a solution in search of a problem

    05/06/2014 1:45:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Vermont Watchdog ^ | 5 May, 2014 | Bruce Parker
    After more than 30 years in law enforcement, Mark Donka says he can’t remember a single instance in which a firearm was involved in a domestic dispute. And the statistics mirror Donka’s experience: gun crime is rare in Vermont. But that hasn’t stopped an on-going effort in Montpelier to confiscate guns from alleged domestic abusers. To hear the Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence tell it, Vermont’s domestic violence problem has become so serious the time has come for police to confiscate weapons from alleged domestic abusers. The group is the chief proponent of H.735, a “must pass” fees...
  • Connecticut Gun Confiscation, LawMakers List.

    03/24/2014 1:47:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/24/14 | boddyxpolitic boddyxpolitic
    A Short List of the Lawmakers who voted "YES" on an UnConstitutional Law.
  • Lessons For US Citizens From The Deposit Confiscation In Cyprus

    03/17/2014 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/17/14 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog, It was almost exactly one year ago to the day that an entire nation was frozen out of its savings… overnight. Cypriots went to bed on Friday thinking everything was fine. By the next morning, they had no way to pay bills or buy food. It’s certainly a chilling reminder of how quickly things can change. And why. The entire crisis sprang from a mountain of debt. The government had accumulated too much debt. The banking system had accumulated too much debt. And banks had lost a lot of their customers’ money...
  • Threats to CT Police Escalate Following CT Cop’s Gun Confiscation Comments–Cops Ask Pro-Gun

    03/14/2014 1:52:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    There have been reports that Navy veteran John Cinque has been receiving threats because of his stance on the issue of Connecticut's gun registration law. Apparently those reports are due to a misreading of a piece by the New Haven Register in which Cinque said, "There have been threats made — that I found out about today." Freedom Outpost reached out to John Cinque, who spoke with us this morning and confirmed that the threats he was speaking about were towards the Branford Police, not towards him. "The cops are having the threats…. they are scared," he told us. According...
  • CT Cop to Gun Owning Patriot John Cinque: “I Cannot Wait to Get the Order to Kick Your Door In”

    03/10/2014 9:46:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Freedom Outpost blog ^ | March 8, 2014 | Tim Brown
    Last weekend, I reported on Connecticut John Cinque's 2013 warning to lawmakers that he would not comply with their attempts to force the citizens of Connecticut to register their semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines. Since that time, the video, though a year old, has gone viral. However, in a recent video between Mr. Cinque and Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti, Cinque reveals that a Branford, Connecticut police officer told him, "I Cannot Wait to Get the Order to Kick Your Door In." (VIDEO-AT-LINK)View the video in its entirety here. Cinque was explaining last year's account to Visconti. Specifically he...
  • Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms:Satire with a Point

    03/08/2014 6:43:28 AM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A satire article with an appropriate measure of truth is going viral on the Internet.   "Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms after finding most cops in the state are on the list" is a satire posted on callthecops.net four days ago on March 4th.    At the bottom of the page, discreetly posted, is this disclaimer: This site is a satire of the current state of Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting and Emergency Medical work. Stories posted here are not real and you should not assume them to have any basis in any real fact. The article was emailed to...
  • Connecticut Police to Begin Door-to-Door Gun Confiscations

    03/02/2014 6:47:26 PM PST · by Daffynition · 316 replies
    VisiontoAmerica ^ | March 1, 2014 | unknown
    The State of Connecticut says that all citizens must register rifles and high capacity magazines, or be charged will a felony. As many as 100,000 people could face heavily armed police smashing down their doors and be charged with a felony. The legislature of CT says that a registration is needed so they can know where the guns are. Yet at the same time, they are sending threatening letters to gun owners. So they already have records of who has purchased certain guns. The fact is, that the CT legislature fully intends to confiscate hundreds of thousands of firearms anyway......
  • CT Patriot Gp. Fights Against Confiscation: ‘We're Armed… & Familiar w/Finer Points of Marksmanship’

    03/02/2014 12:54:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | February 28, 2014 | Mac Slavo
    The war on liberty is coming to a head in Connecticut, where tens of thousands of gun owners have refused to comply with their state government’s gun registration laws. Officials have literally ordered those who failed to meet the registration deadline to surrender their firearms or face arrest. The State of Connecticut is now demanding that gun owners across the state turn in all newly-banned, unregistered firearms and magazines or face felony arrest. The State Police Special Licensing & Firearms Unit began mailing out notices to gun owners who attempted to register their firearms and accessories with the state but...
  • Obama plan: Cut tax breaks for richest retirement savers

    02/21/2014 1:32:19 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal (Market Watch) ^ | February 21, 2014 | Robert Powell
    President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress in early March, as part of his fiscal 2015 budget, to reduce some of the tax advantages for employer-sponsored retirement plans for higher-income earners, according to published reports. Plus, the president wants to limit the value of all tax deductions, defined contribution exclusions and IRA deductions to 28% of income — and include an overall cap on all retirement accounts, including pensions, that could bring in $1 billion a year in new tax revenue, according to a Pensions & Investments report. Read Companies bracing for 1-2 retirement punch . According to the report,...
  • Obama step closer to seizing retirement accounts

    02/14/2014 5:48:59 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 65 replies
    WND ^ | 28 Jan 14 | Jerome R. Corsi
    <p>When you hear, “Hello, I’m from the federal government and I want to help you manage your retirement savings,” the best advice is to run away, as fast as you can.</p>
  • Hartford Courant demands blood in the streets if that's what it takes for firearms confiscation.

    02/15/2014 8:13:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    sipsey street irregulars ^ | 2/15/14 | Dutchman 6
    Hartford Courant demands blood in the streets if that's what it takes for firearms confiscation. Only thing is, they don't seem to believe that it will be THEIR risk they're running. Silly sods. "State Can't Let Gun Scofflaws Off Hook -- Gun Registration: Break the law, pay the price." I don't think they appreciate the dimensions of the problem Lawlor and Malloy have made for themselves.But the bottom line is that the state must try to enforce the law. Authorities should use the background check database as a way to find assault weapon purchasers who might not have registered...
  • Officials in Connecticut Stunned by What Could Be a Massive, State-Wide Act of ‘Civil Disobedience’

    02/13/2014 7:51:11 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 106 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2-13-2014 | Jason Howerton
    On Jan. 1, 2014, tens of thousands of defiant gun owners seemingly made the choice not to register their semi-automatic rifles with the state of Connecticut as required by a hastily-passed gun control law. By possessing unregistered so-called “assault rifles,” they all technically became guilty of committing Class D felonies overnight. Police had received 47,916 applications for “assault weapons certificates” and 21,000 incomplete applications as of Dec. 31, Lt. Paul Vance told The Courant. At roughly 50,000 applications, officials estimate that as little as 15 percent of the covered semi-automatic rifles have actually been registered with the state. “No one...
  • Arizona Senate Panel Approves Bill to Nullify Federal Gun Laws

    02/11/2014 6:20:03 AM PST · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-10-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Today, an Arizona state senate committee approved a bill that would virtually nullify all federal gun acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations. The vote was 6-3.Along with twelve sponsors and co-sponsors, Arizona State Sen. Kelli Ward introduced the Second Amendment Preservation Act in the Grand Canyon State. SB1294 prohibits the state from enforcing “any federal act, law, order, rule or regulation that relates to a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition within the limits of this state.” “We’ve sat back and allowed the federal government to trample the Constitution long enough,” Ward said. “We’re going...
  • 70-year-old Swede kept 557 weapons at home (Sweden)

    02/06/2014 9:05:32 AM PST · by aimhigh · 61 replies
    The Local, Swedish news in English ^ | 02/05/2014 | Oliver Gee
    Police have called upon the military for help and are scratching their heads as to how and why a man in southern Sweden managed to amass an arsenal of hundreds of weapons, 557 of which he had a licence to own. . . . . . . . Fearing an explosion, officers cordoned off the house and called in a bomb squad and the military for help. Closer inspection showed that the homeowner had actually had licences for 557 of the weapons, but questions have been raised as to whether such an extensive collection is nevertheless in breach of Sweden's...
  • California's — And America's — Pension Debacle On Its Way: Watch Your Wallets

    02/06/2014 6:36:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    IBD ^ | 02/06/2014 | Mark Bucher
    Hold on to your wallets, folks. Without a powerful intervention, California may soon become the first big domino to fall in America's public pension debacle. To help prevent catastrophe, the California Public Policy Center (CPPC) has just made public a new database detailing the size and scope of the state's outsized expenditures on public employees — the largest ever compiled in California. Legislators and voters should take note, because California can't afford another round of fact-free partisan warfare. As recently reported in the New York Times, the fate of California cities such as Desert Hot Springs — where civic bankruptcy...
  • Gun registration is HERE and it will only lead to gun confiscation

    01/07/2014 4:55:08 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | January 7 ,2 014 | The Right Scoop
    This is a stark warning by our brothers at Sun News in Canada that we are headed directly for gun confiscation and are blazing the same path that they took. It starts in Connecticut where they have now forced gun owners to register their weapons and Brian Lilly explains precisely how this new registration law will lead to gun confiscation. This is a MUST WATCH:
  • MILLER: Gun re-registration begins in D.C., may lead to arrest and confiscation

    01/03/2014 10:30:37 AM PST · by hughesm1 · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/1/14 | Emily Miller
    For the first time in the United States, a citizen who has legally registered a gun will have to submit to a renewal process. The consequences of not knowing about this new law or missing the specific 60-day window are dire. Starting on Jan. 2, every single D.C. resident who has registered a firearm since 1976 must go to police headquarters to pay a $48 fee and be photographed and fingerprinted. The Metropolitan Police Department estimates there are at least 30,000 registered gun owners. If the registrant does not go to the police station within three months after a set...
  • CA:New gun law steps over 'line in the sand'

    12/29/2013 3:35:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    utsandiego.com ^ | 28 December, 2013 | Steven Greenhut
    SACRAMENTO — Gun registration had always seemed like the “line in the sand” — a proposal that would so offend the nation’s gun-rights advocates that they would bring out their full political muscle to stop it. Yet a California law mandating government record-keeping for all new long-gun purchases goes into effect on Jan. 1 and few people even seem to know about it. (snip) The new law will bolster a program that has generated much controversy. Earlier this month, legislators held hearings on the effectiveness of the Armed Prohibited Persons System, used to confiscate the firearms of California residents who...
  • CONNECTICUT GUN OWNERS WAIT IN LINE TO DO SOMETHING MANY GUN OWNERS HOPE THEY NEVER HAVE TO

    12/27/2013 8:56:16 AM PST · by papertyger · 309 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 26, 2013
    Connecticut residents waited in long lines on Thursday to register their firearms and high-capacity magazines before the state’s new gun laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. WFSB-TV reports that a “long-line of people” stood outside the Public Safety Building in Middletown, Conn., all day to register semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines. Several residents were upset with the “unconstitutional” requirement, while at least one person didn’t appear to mind. “I understand why they’re doing it, but I don’t think it’s constitutional,” resident Scott Boccio told WFSB-TV as he was registering his guns. Charles Gillette, who was registering magazines, told...
  • A Silent Chinese Invasion & Disarmament of America is Taking Place

    12/11/2013 7:28:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    America, if there was ever a time in our nation’s history that it was imperative that we as Americans separated ourselves from the constant dribble of the false paradigm of American politics, the time is definitely now. I find myself in total disbelief as I watch the obvious consequences of the corruption, massive wasteful spending, the outsourcing of the American labor force and many other ills that have plagued this nation for decades come boiling to a head like a massive pimple on a teenager’s forehead. When this pimple pops, it is going to hurt. We have to stop pretending...
  • Hypocritical NFL Bans Gun Rights Super Bowl Ad

    12/04/2013 4:32:02 PM PST · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 4, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Politics Of Sport: While ads featuring violent movies and video games regularly appear on NFL broadcasts, pro football has banned an ad supporting the Second Amendment. The NFL is within its rights, since Item 5 in its prohibited list of Super Bowl ad categories includes "Firearms, ammunition or other weapons; however, stores that sell firearms and ammunitions (e.g., outdoor stores and camping stores) will be permitted, provided they sell other products and the ads do not mention firearms, ammunition or other weapons." But the ad submitted twice by Daniel Defense does not sell firearms or one of the company's popular...
  • Forfeiting Credibility: Civil Forfeiture Hurts Law Enforcement, Too

    12/02/2013 9:02:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2013 | Rebecca Furdek
    “I’ve always paid my taxes and have never been arrested or charged with any crime in my life. I am a successful small-business man. But in January of this year, I woke up to find that my business’ entire bank account — more than $35,000 — had been wrongly seized.” These are the words of Terry Dehko, who since 1978 has owned Schott’s Supermarket in Fraser, Michigan. His daughter, Sandy, began working with her dad at the store when she was 12, and now helps him run the business. Last year, the IRS conducted an audit of the store, and...
  • Legalized Theft of Guns

    11/25/2013 10:40:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    An anti-freedom policy has been spreading across United States police departments, the legalized theft of citizens guns.  Recently, it occurred in Georgia.  I am not talking about forfeiture laws.   They are related but have been  covered elsewhere. This is a problem in many urban areas, and it is spreading.  The policy is to impound guns, in extreme cases, all guns that officers come across, whether involved in any crime or not, then to refuse to return the guns until a judge issues an order to return  them.   As the attorney fees needed to obtain a court order can...
  • Slow Motion Gun Confiscation in California

    11/18/2013 7:15:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    What is happening in California, as shown in this Fresno Bee article, is slow motion gun confiscation over time.  California has established gun confiscation squads that move through California confiscating guns that were registered.   As predicted in the essay "Gun Registration is Gun Confiscation" written in 2000, gun registration is not being implemented in massive door to door searches, though such confiscations have happened in recent history, such as in the Philippines in 1972, and even during a flood in Canada this year (2013).  The agents are part of the California Department of Justice's Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS), a...
  • The Original 'Assault Rifle'...

    11/16/2013 11:37:27 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 62 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Kirby
  • Door to Door Gun Confiscation Survivor

    11/06/2013 4:42:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    You meet some interesting people when you hand out cards announcing that you are a member of the new media.   My new friend, Limmuel, above, caught my attention when he cautioned me against believing that "It could never happen here." Limmuel was only a young boy when it happened to him and his family in the Philippines in 1972.  His father told him the details for years afterward.  Limmuel's father was a security guard at a high school in the Philippines when Ferdinand Marcos issued this order pursuant to Proclamation No. 1081 dated September 21, 1972. "NOW, THEREFORE, I,...
  • They’re Coming For Your Savings

    10/18/2013 7:39:48 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 78 replies
    Dollar Collapse ^ | 10/12/2013 | John Rubino
    Another of history’s many lessons is that governments under pressure become thieves. And today’s governments are under a lot of pressure. Before we look at the coming wave of asset confiscations, let’s stroll through some notable episodes of the past, just to make the point that government theft of private wealth is actually pretty common... Will more countries introduce capital controls or asset confiscations in the next few years? Duh, of course. Debt levels are unmanageable, so they have to be lowered. And there are only three ways to do it: deflationary collapse that wipes out the debt through default,...
  • Russia to Grab Pension Money, Temporarily

    10/07/2013 3:59:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal Europe ^ | 10-3-13 | Andrey Ostroukh
    Russia’s government is temporarily seizing $7.6 billion in savings from non-state pension funds while it carries out inspections, a move critics say looks like a “confiscation” aimed at plugging a hole in next year’s state budget. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told ministers Thursday that the government needs to check that the money Russians channel to private pension funds is safe. To do this, it will seize 244 billion rubles ($7.6 billion) from non-state pension funds and put them into the state pension fund. Pension funds hold more than $100 billion in assets. Nearly half of that is mandatory savings managed...
  • Labor Ministry contemplates confiscations (Greece. confiscate business assets)

    10/06/2013 6:55:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    ekathimerini ^ | 10-7-13 | Christina Kopsini
    The Labor and Social Insurance Ministry is seriously considering drastic measures in order to obtain the social security contributions owed by enterprises and to avoid having to slash pensions and benefits. The ministry is planning to force companies to pay up or face having their assets seized, so that the 14 billion euros of contributions due can be recouped. While this amount – equal to 8 percent of the country’s gross domestic product – may be easy to calculate on paper, it is virtually impossible to collect even if the state attempts to confiscate all the real estate properties of...
  • WARNING: All business owners should be aware of this, especially small businesses!

    10/04/2013 7:37:13 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 27 replies
    ij.org ^ | 10/04/13 | Institute for Justice
    United States v. $35,651.11 (The cash in the account of Schott's Supermarket) Feds Seize Family Grocery Store’s Entire Bank Account Can the government use civil forfeiture to take your money when you have done nothing wrong—and then pocket the proceeds? The IRS thinks so. For over 30 years, Terry Dehko has successfully run a grocery store in Fraser, Mich., with his daughter Sandy. In January 2013, without warning, the federal government used civil forfeiture to seize all of the money from the Dehkos’ store bank account (more than $35,000) even though they’ve done absolutely nothing wrong. Their American Dream is...
  • Bullied by the IRS

    09/26/2013 7:56:34 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 53 replies
    Washinton Times ^ | 9/26-2013 | Terry Dehko
    I’ve always paid my taxes and have never been arrested or charged with any crime in my life. I am a successful small-business man. But in January of this year, I woke up to find that my business’ entire bank account — more than $35,000 — had been wrongly seized. Later that same day, I was writing checks to my vendors. A federal agent strolls in. She tells me my hard-earned cash was taken by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). I was shocked. I’ve broken no law, committed no crime and was never warned my store could be in trouble....