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  • Retired Teacher Faces 10 Years for Flintlock Possession (Welcome to New Jersey)

    02/15/2015 11:08:01 AM PST · by digger48 · 114 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2-15-2015 | Andrew Branca
    When a 72-year-old retired school teacher faces a 10 year felony sentence (a likely life sentence) for possession of an unloaded 18th century flintlock pistol, one knows immediately that we can only be talking about a handful of states in which such a travesty can happen. In this case, not surprisingly, it’s the “Garden State” of New Jersey. Gordon Van Gilder, who taught in the New Jersey school system for 34 years, is a collector of 18th century memorabilia. He acquired a genuine antique flintlock pistol from that era, and had it unloaded and wrapped in a cloth in his...
  • NRA Says "No" to Gun Ordinances

    02/03/2015 7:13:35 AM PST · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/3/2015 | D Breteau
    The NRA has filed suit against three Pennsylvania cities claiming their gun laws are illegal. In brief, the NRA states that only state legislation has the authority to regulate firearms and that municipalities are exceeding that line in the sand by openly breaking the law. Here have a look at the article.
  • States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths

    01/30/2015 12:18:06 PM PST · by BBell · 59 replies ^ | 1/30/15
    Washington, DC — Newly available data for 2013 reveals that states with weak gun violence prevention laws and higher rates of gun ownership have the highest overall gun death rates in the nation, according to a Violence Policy Center (VPC) analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Meanwhile, states with the lowest overall gun death rates have lower rates of gun ownership and some of the strongest gun violence prevention laws in the nation. However, even in these states the human toll of gun violence is far above the...
  • Petition to Reform the National Firearms Act

    07/14/2014 9:20:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The rifle pictured above is completely legal.  Take off the stock and the barrel, and replace them with the two inch shorter barrel  and the pistol grip, and it is completely legal.   Leave the stock on, and put on the shorter barrel, and you have just committed a Federal felony with a potential five year jail sentence.  The rifle pictured above is a single shot.   The two semiautomatic handguns and the revolver have more power, more capacity, and are easier to conceal, but their possession is constitutionally protected.   The National Firearms Act of 1934 might have made...
  • Federal judge upholds Colorado gun laws, dismisses lawsuit

    06/27/2014 1:20:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    MSN ^ | June 27, 2014 | Reuters
    A federal judge upheld gun laws on Thursday introduced by Colorado in the wake of deadly shooting rampages there and in Connecticut, dismissing a lawsuit brought by sheriffs, gun shops, outfitters and shooting ranges. The two laws, passed in 2013 by Colorado's Democratic-controlled legislature with scant Republican support, banned ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds and required background checks for all private gun sales and transfers. After a two-week civil trial, U.S. District Chief Judge Marcia Krieger ruled the lawsuit lacked standing and said no evidence had been produced which showed limiting magazines to 15 rounds seriously diminished...
  • Procedural Tactic to Assure 2nd Amendment [Vanity]

    06/22/2014 8:21:46 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 39 replies
    Facebook ^ | 6/22/14 | Tobie P
    I have an idea about clearing up confusion about interpreting the 2nd amendment. Suppose some state (like Texas, for example) created a group called "the militia". Anyone could join for free from any state. There would be no duties, just a database proving membership. Members would then be protected from onerous gun control laws.
  • Exasperated Obama: Inability to get tougher gun laws shameful

    06/10/2014 8:45:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2014 | Kevin Liptak
    An exasperated President Barack Obama on Tuesday expressed new surprise and dismay at the lack of congressional action on stemming gun violence, hours after yet another American community was jolted by a deadly school shooting. Without congressional support, Obama signed dozens of unilateral executive actions meant to quell gun violence. Though broad action, like banning assault weapons or high capacity magazines, still require congressional approval.
  • RI state senator tells Second-Amendment proponent to “go [edit]” himself

    03/25/2014 3:49:43 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason88 · 113 replies
    Rare ^ | March 25, 2014 | Carolyn Bolton, Rare Staff
    <p>Rhode Island state senator Josh Miller (D-Cranston, Warwick) and his apparent cameraman — though henchman may be more appropriate in this case — told Dan Bidondo of Truth Radio Show to “go f*ck” himself after the conservative talk-show host asked for comment on Second-Amendment rights, according to a video posted to YouTube Monday.</p>
  • Amid Wave of Pro-Gun Legislation, Georgia Proposes Sweeping Law

    03/25/2014 12:18:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 25,2014 | Herbrt Buchsbaum
    ATLANTA — Pro- and anti-gun forces do not agree on much, but they do agree on the breathtaking sweep of the Georgia legislation allowing guns in bars, schools, restaurants, churches and airports that is now awaiting the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal.
  • Ninth Circuit Makes Hawaii a Shall-Issue State

    03/21/2014 12:09:59 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 18 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | March 20, 2014 | Dan Zimmerman
    The Peruta dominos continue to fall. In an earlier decision in Baker v Kealoha, a District Court refused to rule in favor of the plaintiff, Christopher Baker. Baker had moved for an injunction against various Hawaii state agencies that had denied him a carry license. As a Ninth Circuit panel summed up the District Court’s rationale, the District Court denied the motion because, “Baker was not likely to establish that Hawaii’s restrictions on carrying firearms in public were unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, and therefore, Baker was not likely to succeed on the merits.” But that was pre-Peruta . ....
  • NRA, 19 States, 34 Congressmen Sue New Jersey Over Gun Law

    03/11/2014 5:24:32 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 March 2014 | Bob Adelmann
    NRA, 19 States, 34 Congressmen Sue New Jersey Over Gun Law 11 March 2014 Last month, the NRA, 19 states, and 34 U.S. Representatives asked the Supreme Court to review a New Jersey gun law....
  • YouTube:A Debate Among Constitutional Experts On The Future of Firearms Laws in the U.S.

    03/04/2014 4:59:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 30, 2013 | Cornell Law School
    Published on Jan 30, 2013 On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Cornell Law School, Alan Gura, a partner in Gura & Possessky P.L.L.C., and Michael Dorf, the Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law debated the 2nd Amendment and state gun control laws. Professor Dorf is a constitutional law expert who formerly served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Mr. Gura, a Cornell University undergraduate alumnus, successfully argued the landmark 2nd Amendment Supreme Court cases DC v. Heller in 2008 and McDonald v. City of Chicago in 2010. This event was organized by the Federalist Society and...
  • Unarmed citizens in Ukraine taking sniper fire from their own government (Video)

    02/22/2014 6:29:16 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Unarmed citizens in Ukraine taking sniper fire from their own government. Sadly, they aren't allowed to own guns like we are. And people here wonder why we value our Second Amendment? (Taken from Guns Across America on facebook)
  • Ninth Circuit strikes California’s restrictive rule against licensed carry of handguns

    02/13/2014 6:24:25 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/13/2014 | David Kopel
    The Ninth Circuit’s decision in Peruta v. San Diego, released minutes ago, affirms the right of law-abiding citizens to carry handguns for lawful protection in public. California law has a process for applying for a permit to carry a handgun for protection in public, with requirements for safety training, a background check, and so on. These requirements were not challenged. The statute also requires that the applicant have “good cause,” which was interpreted by San Diego County to mean that the applicant is faced with current specific threats. (Not all California counties have this narrow interpretation.) The Ninth Circuit, in...
  • Teachers need guns, says lawmaker whose son attended school with Colorado shooter

    01/06/2014 2:06:19 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 06, 2014 | Maxim Lott
    I don't want my wife and kids to be sitting ducks .. - Colo. State Sen. Ted Harvey ... stricter gun laws are not the answer. “I don’t think schools are safe when they are gun-free zones and criminals are the only people who carry guns. Then the others are sitting ducks and can't defend themselves.”
  • Judge: Sheriffs Can’t Sue Colorado Over Gun Laws

    11/28/2013 8:37:40 AM PST · by cutty · 19 replies
    ap ^ | November 27, 2013
    A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Colorado sheriffs suing the state over new firearm restrictions don’t have standing to proceed with the case as a group, but the legal battle is far from over. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger in Denver doesn’t stop the lawsuit because 21 other plaintiffs who are suing do have standing. The court will still consider whether universal background checks and a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds are constitutional, the judge said.
  • Federal judge denies motion to halt new Maryland gun laws

    10/01/2013 11:11:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2013 | Meredith Somers
    A federal judge on Tuesday declined to halt Maryland’s strict new gun laws while a lawsuit challenging their constitutionality goes forward. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake . ... Along with limiting handgun magazines to 10 rounds, the Maryland law that takes effect today adds 45 guns to a list of banned assault weapons and requires gun buyers to submit their fingerprints and obtain handgun qualification licenses.
  • The Media’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Excuse: Blame the Zimmerman verdict on Florida’s gun laws.

    07/16/2013 7:25:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/16/2013 | Allen Ginzburg
    Since the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, countless journalists and pundits have attempted to blame Florida’s laws for the outcome. All of these references seem to share a misunderstanding of those laws and the relevant facts. Salon’s Emily Bazelon claimed that people should “blame the state’s bad laws for Trayvon Martin’s death.” An even better example is the Washington Post’s Wonkbook: Florida’s gun laws, for instance, makes cases like this one likely and even inevitable. Would Zimmerman have left his car and followed Martin without the comfort of the cold steel strapped to his body? It’s unlikely. But Florida’s...
  • Ohio school district will allow teachers to carry guns starting this fall

    07/10/2013 5:32:46 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 4 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | july 10, 2013 | Jennifer Cruz
    An Ohio school district has announced that it will implement a program that will allow teachers to carry guns on campus in a designated school safety zone. According to a local news report, the board of education recently approved the new school safety plan for the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District, a small rural school district located about 100 miles south of Cleveland, with just over 1,000 students. The policy change will take effect in the fall of the 2013-2014 school year, and although the change has made news, the idea is nothing new. “This is a discussion we’ve had...
  • Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell signs pro-gun bills into law, including ‘Stand Your Ground’ (VIDEO)

    06/25/2013 10:46:54 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 2 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | June 25, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    “In Alaska, our way of life depends on our ability to carry firearms to defend ourselves, provide for our families, and live freely,” Parnell said at a press conference at the Matanuska Valley Sportsmen’s Shooting Range. “As the federal administration continues its efforts to restrict our rights, these bills will ensure Alaskans’ Second Amendment rights are better protected,” he continued. “I appreciate all of the hard work by legislators who sponsored and supported these bills aimed at protecting law-abiding Alaskans.” Of the bills signed into law, perhaps the most controversial is the ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation. Mirrored after the Florida...
  • Insurance Company Refuses to Insure Schools with Gun-Toting Teachers

    06/22/2013 6:20:55 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 46 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | June 21, 2013 | Jennifer Cruz
    EMC Insurance Companies, the largest insurer of schools in the state of Kansas, recently announced that it would not be willing to provide policies to schools which allow their teachers or other staff, to carry concealed firearms on school property. The only exception would be for police officers. The Topeka Capital-Journal broke the story after the company sent out a letter last month to school districts in the state declaring that their decision is “simply to protect the financial security of our company.” EMC’s resident vice president, Bernie Zalaznik said, “We understand that school districts have every right to decide...
  • Texas law requiring hotels to inform guests of gun policies awaits governor’s signature

    06/14/2013 9:38:42 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 23 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | June 14, 2013 | Jennifer Cruz
    If signed into law, a Texas bill would require that hotels that restrict the possession, storage or transporting of firearms to inform guests of such policies prior to checking in, reports the Houston Business Journal. State Rep. Ryan Guillen, as well as other supporters of House Bill 333, point out that the bill will help to avoid any confusion for concealed carry permit holders. The bill would require hotels to clearly state their firearms policy both on their website and to future guests when confirming reservations. Failure for hotels to comply with the proposed law would result in a misdemeanor,...
  • BREAKING: California Senate approves 8 gun control bills, including ammo registry (VIDEO)

    05/29/2013 7:59:07 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 68 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | May 29, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Although it can’t be positively confirmed, though maybe it’s just self-evident, a majority of state senators in the Golden State are itching to push through their pro-gun control agenda, approving at least seven bills on Wednesday that further restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners, including one bill that would set up an ammo registry. That’s correct, under Senate Bill 53, responsible gun owners would be required to submit personal information to the state, undergo a background check and pay a $50 fee before being allowed to buy ammunition. Their information would be stored in a state database controlled by...
  • California: Microstamping Law Now in Effect (VIDEO)

    05/21/2013 11:55:38 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 52 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | May 21, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    After years of contentious debate and stonewalling on behalf of gun rights advocacy groups, microstamping is now a reality in the Golden State. California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced on Friday that a 2007 microstamping bill signed into law by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger could finally be enforced because the private patents that precluded the law from taking effect had expired. “The patents have been cleared, which means that this very important technology will help us as law enforcement in identifying and locating people who have illegally used firearms,” Harris said at a Los Angeles news conference. For clarification, gun...
  • Colorado Town Passes Ordinance Mandating Gun Ownership (VIDEO)

    05/21/2013 6:06:47 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | May 20, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Another small town in rural America is putting its foot down and making a statement about the importance of one’s right to keep and bear arms. Nucla, Colorado, a town located approximately 50 miles south of Grand Junction, is taking a cue from Nelson, Georgia, and mandating that each head of household keep a firearm for self-defense. Earlier this month, by a vote of 5-1, the Nucla community council passed it’s own version of Nelson’s Family Protection Ordinance,” which reads: In order to provide for the emergency management of the city, and further in order to provide for and protect...
  • Senate to Vote on Pro Gun Amendments added to Water Resources Bill (VIDEO)

    05/08/2013 5:52:41 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | May 8, 2013 | Jennifer Cruz
    Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn has added two pro-gun amendments to a water resources bill. The two amendments would allow firearms to be carried on some federal land that is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and would establish a registry of firearms and ammunition owned by the government. The bill is sponsored by California Senator Barbara Boxer and Louisiana Senator David Vitter and is to be voted on by the Senate on Wednesday. Coburn told The Huffington Post that the first amendment will be “just like we have everywhere else,” referring to a law that was signed into...
  • Protesters at the NRA Convention: Where are they? (VIDEO)

    05/04/2013 10:53:21 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 8 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | May 4, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Okay, so if you’re following the mainstream media news headlines with respect to this convention, you’d probably expect to see a “clash” or a major confrontation between gun rights advocates/NRA members and gun control activists, descriptions that make it appear as if this is some kind of political warzone. For example, on Friday MSNBC ran a story entitled, “NRA: Protesters plan a showdown at the gun show.” The opening sentence read, “Gun control advocates plan to clash with members of the National Rifle Association this weekend…” Likewise, the Houston Chronicle published this article yesterday, “Protesters set sights on NRA meeting...
  • Sen. Manchin on Expanded Background Check Bill: We will ‘absolutely’ try another vote (VIDEO)

    04/29/2013 6:17:28 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Apr. 29, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    In an interview Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, Manchin touted the merits of the proposal, which would require criminal background checks for all gun purchases made over the Internet or at gun shows, arguing that law-abiding gun owners will “love this bill.” “I’ve gone down and worked the bill into the coal fields, into the gun–friendly West Virginians that I hunt with, and sport shoot with,” said Manchin. “And all of them to a “T,” when they saw the bill, this basically not only protects your Second Amendment rights, it expands your Second Amendment rights.” However, despite the supposed...
  • Sens. Schumer and McCain: ‘Congress will vote again on gun control before end of year’

    04/26/2013 6:21:43 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 65 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Apr. 26, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    On Thursday, at a breakfast gathering sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and John McCain (R-AZ) agreed that Congress is not done with gun control, that there is a good possibility that legislation calling for tougher gun laws comes up for another vote in 2013. This announcement, of course, comes a little over a week after the a bipartisan bill that would have expanded background checks to gun purchases made over the Internet and at gun shows failed to garner the 60 votes it need to overcome a Republican-led filibuster. “I think we’re going to bring...
  • U.S. Senate finishes vote on gun proposals

    04/18/2013 1:30:24 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 11 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Apr. 18, 2013 | Daniel Terrill
    After yesterday’s rejection of every single proposal relating to new gun laws, including those that would strengthen gun rights, the U.S. Senate did, in fact, agree on a couple of amendments this morning. The Senate voted in favor of the Barrasso amendment and the Harkin amendment, the last two left to vote on. The Barrasso amendment, proposed by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) and endorsed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, would make it so federal funds would be withheld from any state or local government that releases private gun ownership data outside of criminal investigations, or info on victims of...
  • Who’s voting for the Manchin-Toomey amendment? (UPDATED)

    04/16/2013 8:35:16 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | (Updated) 4-16-2013 | Ed O'Keefe
    (snip) The amendment will require at least 60 votes to be added to the underlying gun bill. Based on analysis by The Washington Post, only 22 of the 100 Senate votes are in play: The 16 Republican senators who voted last week to proceed with debate and six moderate Democrats who face difficult reelections in 2014 or represent rural states with strong gun cultures and would face strong political pressure at home for supporting new gun-control legislation. ** The 16 Republicans who voted with Democrats to proceed: Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Tom...
  • Gun-Rights Group Endorses Manchin-Toomey Compromise

    04/14/2013 3:06:21 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 112 replies ^ | 14 April 2013 | Kasie Hunt
    The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms had opposed previous iterations of a Democratic proposal for univesal background checks. "It's huge," Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told Fox News on Sunday afternoon as he announced the CCRKBA endorsement.
  • Shock Video: Gun Rights Advocate's Staff Helped Write Background Check Bill (S 649)

    04/14/2013 8:56:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/13/13 | Daylight Disinfectant
    An influential Gun Rights Advocate actually helped write the Background Check Bill coming up before the Senate this coming week. Alan Gottlieb, Executive Vice President of the Second Amendment Foundation, speaking candidly at a GOP gathering on Friday claimed that his staff had actually helped write the bill. He went on to describe how the Bill would be a step in the right direction for gun control advocates. "There's a Million other checks in there it's a Christmas Tree," bragged Gottlieb, "We just hung a Million Ornaments on it." "Unfortunately some of my colleagues haven't quite figured it out yet...
  • Here's The Democrats' Plan To Pass Gun Control In The Senate

    04/14/2013 9:23:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 12, 2013 | Benny Johnson
    It has been almost 20 years since Congress has taken up the topic of gun control legislation. As the new debate over gun control heats up, senior Senate aides on both sides of the issue laid out advocates’ plan to get their bill through the Senate. The strategy advocated by gun control supporters in the Senate was described to BuzzFeed by two senior Republican Senate aides working to oppose the effort, and confirmed by a Democratic Senate leadership aide working to get it passed. Prospects for the gun control legislation weren't looking good until the recent Toomey/Manchin proposal. The legislation...
  • The AWB Bill, Complete, with Manchin-Toomey Amendments

    04/12/2013 6:56:13 AM PDT · by DBrow · 67 replies
    Congressional Record ^ | 4/12/2013 | Sen. Joe Manchin, III
    Here is the whole, long AWB including Manchin-Toomey amendments, the "compromise", which is on pages 2613-2618, toward the end. has a "search link" which will expire so I posted the whole thing.   TEXT OF AMENDMENTS -- (Senate - April 11, 2013) [Page: S2598] ---        SA 711. Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself, Mr. SCHUMER, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. WHITEHOUSE, Ms. KLOBUCHAR, Mr. FRANKEN, Mr. BLUMENTHAL, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. HARKIN, Mr. ROCKEFELLER, Ms. MIKULSKI, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. REED, Mr. CARPER, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. MENENDEZ, Mr. CARDIN, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, Mr. SCHATZ, Mr. MURPHY, Ms. HIRONO, Ms. WARREN, and Mr. COWAN) submitted an...
  • Must See "GunGrabber(TM)" TV - S. 649, The "Disarm America" act (11-Apr-2013)

    04/11/2013 7:55:05 AM PDT · by SecondAmendment · 78 replies
    C-Span 2 ^ | 11-Apr-2013 | The Minitry of Truth, i.e. C-Span
    Let's all watch C-Span 2 and see exactly how many traitors are in the Senate !
  • Senate Aide: Gun Law Wouldn't Have Stopped Newtown Massacre

    04/11/2013 7:44:45 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Apr. 10, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Joe Manchin announced a gun bill compromise to expand background checks earlier today. The legislation is in direct response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. "This amendment won't ease the pain ... but nobody here, not one of us in this great capital of ours in good conscious could sit by and not try to prevent a day like that from happening again," Manchin told the press at today’s announcement. But aides on Capitol Hill admit that there is not a thing in the bill that would have prevented the killer,...
  • Connecticut Drafts Gun Law In Secret

    04/11/2013 5:51:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 10 April, 2013 | Alan Korwin
    PHOENIX, AZ --( Can you imagine what a tough uphill struggle the anti-gun-rights people would have if the “news” media wasn’t falling all over itself to support the anti-rights side? Connecticut just drafted 138 pages of gun law basically in secret, enacted it before it could be read and digested by those who signed it – and certainly not by the public it pretends to legitimately control -- and in doing so ended up requiring federally licensed agents in the state to violate federal law, or flatly deny citizens their rights. Just on practical grounds this is a disaster. But...
  • 37 of 62 Colorado sheriffs to sue over new gun laws (More Likely to Join)

    04/10/2013 4:10:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2013
    More than half of Colorado's elected sheriffs are planning to mount a legal challenge to the state's sweeping new gun restrictions. The Denver Post reports that 37 of the state's 62 sheriffs will sue to overturn laws passed in March that set limits on ammunition magazines and expand background checks for firearms. Weld County Sheriff John Cooke told the paper that the proposed lawsuit would argue the laws violate Second Amendment rights. He said the lawsuit would likely be filed within the next few weeks. The group County Sheriffs of Colorado has opposed a ban on high-capacity magazines, and about...
  • G.O.P. Senators Signal Possible Breakthrough on Gun Bill (Idiots running amuck in DC)

    04/09/2013 12:35:11 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 45 replies
    ny times ^ | 4/9/2013 | By JONATHAN WEISMAN and JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Several Senate Republicans on Tuesday came out publicly against filibustering the first major gun control legislation since 1993 before it is even brought up for debate on the Senate floor, as advocates inched toward breaking a conservative blockade of the measure. ,,,,,,,,,,,,, Ms. Collins said she had spoken several times with Mr. Manchin and was pleased that the new language would exempt from background checks the sale or exchange of guns between family members. Under the measure, records of gun sales would be kept, but Ms. Collins said she was satisfied that those records could in no way be compiled...

    04/09/2013 11:23:19 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 25 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has given Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) until 5 p.m. Tuesday to reach a background checks deal with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), according to several sources close to the issue. If there’s no agreement by that deadline, Reid will move to start debate over a gun-control package that is a wish list for gun-control advocates. But Republicans have already threatened to filibuster the bill, and it is unlikely to pass in its current form. If there is no deal and a filibuster is surmounted, votes could start as early as Thursday.
  • Gun Law Drafted In Secret

    04/09/2013 9:09:45 AM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 8, 2013 | Alan Korwin
    Can you imagine what a tough uphill struggle the anti-gun-rights people would have if the “news” media wasn’t falling all over itself to support the anti-rights side? Connecticut just drafted 138 pages of gun law basically in secret, enacted it before it could be read and digested by those who signed it — and certainly not by the public it pretends to legitimately control — and in doing so ended up requiring federally licensed agents in the state to violate federal law, or flatly deny citizens their rights. Just on practical grounds this is a disaster. But that’s as if...
  • States Look to Apply ‘Sin Tax’ to Firearm and Ammo Purchases (VIDEO)

    04/08/2013 1:01:10 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 20 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Apr. 8, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    For venal politicians on the front lines of the movement to subvert the Second Amendment, it’s a cunningly effective strategy: if they can’t ban it, they’re going to tax it. By adding a ‘sin tax’ to gun and ammo purchases they make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. It’s just a principle of economics. Participation drops the more expensive a hobby or a recreational activity becomes, even on an incremental scale. Of course, as mentioned, we’re not just talking about a hobby or an activity or even a bad habit. We’re...
  • Turning Gun Owners into Felons (New bill would make it a crime to “transfer” your gun to a spouse)

    04/06/2013 10:35:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/05/2013 | Dave Kopel
    Public-opinion polls about “universal background checks” for gun sales show widespread support. While President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg talk about “gun sales,” the actual legislation moving through Congress aims to regulate far more than sales. It would turn almost every gun owner into a felon. The trick is that the language under consideration applies not only to sales but also to “transfers,” which are defined to include innocent activities such as letting your spouse borrow your gun for a few hours. Consider, for example, Senate bill S.649, which the Senate will soon take up for debate. The background-check portion of...
  • Maddow:‘Only the NRA claims that we shouldn't pass laws that people won’t follow’(MSNBC 4/5/2013)

    04/05/2013 7:35:17 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 28 replies
    SOL of course | 4/5/2013 | SOL
    Tonight (4/5/2013) clever MSNBC Maddow was playing clips of NRA Wayne Wayne LaPierre responding to the question: ‘What is wrong with these different proposed gun laws like background checks and magazine sizes?’ (clip of Megan Kelly question ) with ‘Because criminals won’t follow them only law abiding citizens will’(LaPierre response) .Now I could easily come up with arguments pros/cons of using that as a general guideline for rejecting laws. But then Maddow throws in her punch line : ”No one else but the NRA uses that argument against laws to be passed, that we shouldn’t pass laws that won’t be...
  • Indiana’s Answer to School Shootings: Law requiring armed personnel in every school (VIDEO)

    04/05/2013 3:01:18 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Apr. 5, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    In response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, lawmakers in Indiana are looking to pass a bill that would require at least one teacher, principal or staff member to carry a firearm in every school in the state. Proponents of Senate Bill 1 argue that having armed personnel in schools would help to keep students and teachers safe, providing both a deterrent and a line of defense against a deranged gunman — an approach to school security that is fully endorsed by the National Rifle Association’s National School Shield Program. “I’ve been approached by...
  • 1- "Background gun check records are saved."

    04/05/2013 10:13:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies | April, 2013 | Alan Korwin
    The lamestream media told you: It's only reasonable, and studies show the overwhelming majority of Americans support universal background checks. We're not talking about registering guns. The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: How soon we forget. When the NICS computer was built and turned on by attorney general Janet Reno, in compliance with the Brady bill in 1994, she announced that the system not only would not erase records immediately after a gun-buyer background check as required by law, it could NOT erase records at all. She said it with a straight face, to Congress. The Justice Dept. under Bill...
  • Despite Gun-Control Push, More States Have Cut Back On Gun Regulations Since Newtown

    04/05/2013 7:13:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies ^ | April 5,2013 | Liz Goodwin
    Despite a major push from the White House, more states have cut back on gun regulations rather than pass gun-control reforms in the wake of the mass shootings in Newtown, Conn., The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
  • The Argument Against Banning ‘High’ Capacity Magazines (VIDEO)

    04/05/2013 6:13:47 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 7 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Apr. 5, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    In the coming days, CBS’s 60 Minutes is going to air an interview with parents who lost a child in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. One of the issues that cropped up during the discussion is Connecticut’s recent decision to ban standard (‘high’) capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. “The legislature has decided to limit the size of magazines to ten rounds in Connecticut,” said Television Journalist Scott Pelley to the group, “The gunman at Sandy Hook was using magazines holding 30 rounds; now, I’ve heard the argument made that...
  • The Heart Of The New Connecticut Gun Law

    04/04/2013 7:30:47 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 7 replies
    IFB ^ | 4/4/13
    Dear friends, I am sure that you saw the Drudge Report today and other news outlets which stated that Connecticut's new gun laws have passed and will be signed by Gov. Malloy this afternoon. My dear friends, this is only the beginning of such a law... that there... you can bank on! My dear friends, this is only the beginning of such a law... that there... you can bank on! Here in Connecticut whatever the progressive Left wants they are going to get. They TOTALLY dominate the state House and Senate and Dannel P. Malloy our Gov. is an exact...