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  • Big Brother's new target: Tracking of all firearms

    01/14/2009 5:48:28 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 107 replies · 4,575+ views
    WND ^ | January 13, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., is hoping to pass a firearm-licensing bill that will significantly rewrite gun-ownership laws in America. Among the more controversial provisions of the bill are requirements that all handgun owners submit to the federal government a photo, thumb print and mental heath records. Further, the bill would order the attorney general to establish a database of every handgun sale, transfer and owner's address in America. The bill claims its purpose is "to protect the pubic against the unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with the unrecorded sale or transfer of firearms to criminals and youth."
  • Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009

    01/12/2009 9:26:05 PM PST · by correctthought · 176 replies · 21,045+ views
    Library of Congress, Thomas ^ | 1/6/09 | Rep Rush, Bobby L.
    HR 45, gun licensing act, 1/6/09 To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] (introduced 1/6/2009) Cosponsors (None) Latest Major Action: 1/6/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit a person from possessing a firearm unless that person has been issued a firearm license under this...
  • Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) Implements De Facto Gun Registration Scheme!

    12/18/2008 11:52:29 AM PST · by neverdem · 43 replies · 2,967+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | December 18, 2008 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) Implements De Facto Gun Registration Scheme!   Thursday, December 18, 2008   Please Stand-Up and Make Your Voices Heard!The Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) is currently sending letters to all firearms instructors requiring them to complete and return a copy of a Handgun Safety School Class Roster within 24 hours of the completion of a handgun permit certification class, “effective immediately.”This new roster requires a student to provide information concerning the name of the firearm owner, the name of the student using the firearm, as well...
  • Chicago defies forgotten Second Amendment

    11/27/2008 7:37:41 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 44 replies · 1,547+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 27, 2998 | Steve Chapman
    Since the Supreme Court upheld the individual right to own guns last summer, one municipality with handgun bans after another has faced reality. Washington, which lost the case, changed its law. Morton Grove repealed its ban. So did Wilmette. Likewise for Evanston. Last week, Winnetka followed suit. Then there is Chicago, which is being sued for violating the 2nd Amendment but refuses to confront the possibility that what the Supreme Court said may apply to this side of the Appalachians. When it comes to firearms, Mayor Richard Daley is no slave to rationality. "Does this lead to everyone having a...
  • ATF Introduces Online Firearms Form To Ease Transactions, Prevent Errors

    11/20/2008 8:13:25 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,502+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 20, 2008 | Henri E. Cauvin
    Every year, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives finds thousands of licensed gun dealers in violation of federal law, often for very minor problems. The agency, which conducts about 11,000 inspections a year, says it has come up with a way to eliminate many of those violations before they happen. Instead of filling out the required ATF paperwork by hand, gun buyers and dealers will now be able to complete what officials say is a fail-safe electronic version of the document, known as Form 4473. Speaking at a gun shop in Upper Marlboro where he announced the change,...
  • Obama discriminates – against gun owners (some interesting conclusions!)

    11/18/2008 6:31:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 1,182+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 18, 2008 | Brad O'Leary
    Try and remember the last time you sat down for a job interview. If you filled out an employment application, you know that certain blatantly discriminatory questions can't be asked. For example, you can't be asked if you are black, white or Asian. You can't be asked what your age is, what your sex is, whether or not you're married, whether you have pre-existing medical conditions, or if you are a Christian or a Muslim or a Jew. You can't be asked if you have been arrested, or if you're a member of the Knights of Columbus, the National Organization...
  • #1 Chicago Beats New York, Los Angeles In Murders [Obamatown]

    10/24/2008 8:58:22 PM PDT · by XR7 · 40 replies · 1,524+ views
    CBS 2 ^ | 10/24/08 | Mike Puccinelli
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Chicago is the Second City in nickname and the third in population, but when it comes to murder, the city has the dubious distinction of being second to no city in America. As CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports, the Chicago Sun-Times pointed out on Friday that Chicago has seen 426 homicides this year through Tuesday, compared with 417 in New York and 302 in Los Angeles. At the end of 1998, Chicago made international headlines as the U.S. "murder capital" after surpassing New York's homicide totals for the first time ever. Chicago shed that dubious distinction when...
  • Working for the Working-Class Vote (Will gun-toting, churchgoing white guys vote for Barack Obama?)

    10/19/2008 1:38:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 1,522+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 19, 2008 | MATT BAI
    For a guy who just four years ago was running his first statewide campaign, Barack Obama has made startlingly few missteps as a presidential candidate. --snip-- I was surprised, then, when Webb told me that while he was enthusiastic about Obama and would campaign for him, he did not intend to vouch for him on social issues. “I believe that Barack Obama has the temperament and the intellect and the ideas to be president,” Webb said. “But I don’t talk about his positions, and I don’t defend his positions.” When I commented that Webb wasn’t where Obama was on gun...
  • BATFE Adds Theft To Its Crimes

    10/17/2008 9:55:15 AM PDT · by SecAmndmt · 22 replies · 1,103+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | October 17, 2008 | Gun Owners of America
    BATFE Adds Theft to Its Crimes Friday, October 17, 2008 Coloseum Software Corporation has developed software that will help dealers record all of the information that is unconstitutionally required by the federal government -- and to keep that information in a way that insulates them from bogus prosecutions at the hands of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (aka The Gang). The document that is most often involved in "gotcha" injustices is the Form 4473 which all customers must fill out when buying from a licensed federal firearms dealer -- a requirement that is yet another unconstitutional imposition...
  • Gun owners got letters

    08/20/2008 7:12:04 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 151 replies · 658+ views
    The Tulsa World ^ | 8/20/08 | Manny Gamallo
    OSBI agents went to gun dealers and pawnshops to create a list of .40-caliber Glock owners. WELEETKA (OK) — Authorities working to narrow their leads in the June 8 shooting deaths of two girls used old-fashioned legwork to come up with a list of area gun owners with .40-caliber pistols, one of two weapons used in the slayings.Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents knew the caliber of the guns used in the killings, so they merely checked with area gun dealers and pawnshops to determine who had bought or recently pawned .40-caliber Glocks. "It's a typical procedure of any investigation"...
  • 40 guns tested in girls' deaths

    08/19/2008 8:03:48 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 70 replies · 348+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 8/19/08 | Manny Gamalla
    Agents test fire weapons to narrow leads in the June 8 killing of the girls near Weleetka. WELEETKA — More than three dozen guns from the Weleetka area were test fired over the weekend as authorities worked to narrow their leads into the June 8 slayings of two girls. Jessica Brown, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, said more than 60 letters were sent out to registered owners of .40-caliber handguns, asking them to voluntarily submit their weapons for testing on Saturday and Sunday at the Okfuskee County Courthouse at Okemah. Brown said about 40 of those owners...
  • Why crack down on the good guys? Gun control laws shouldn't discourage gun registration

    07/18/2008 4:17:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies · 190+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 16 July, 2008 | MARK BROWN
    William Greene would like to register his guns with the city of Chicago. So would Charles Wilson, Ronald Wallace, Alberto Ortega, J. Anthony Clark, Nashaat Mhanna, Thomas Scileppi and Darrell Powell. And for the life of me, I don't really understand why we shouldn't let them. Each of the eight men appeared before a city hearing officer Tuesday to argue that the Chicago Police Department erred in rejecting their efforts to register -- or in many cases re-register -- their firearms. I was in attendance mostly by accident, thinking I'd be seeing cases brought under the city's handgun ban ordinance....
  • Turnout Low on First Day of Handgun Registration

    07/17/2008 10:02:43 AM PDT · by An Old Man · 44 replies · 110+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 17, 2008 | Paul Duggan
    "It appears that the city does not yet understand the decision and order of the Supreme Court," said Heller, a 66-year-old a security guard. "An applicant must fill out registration forms, submit fingerprints and pass a written firearm-proficiency test, while police ballistics experts test-fire the revolver. The revolver will then be returned to the owner, but he or she cannot legally use the weapon, even for self-defense, until notified that the registration has been approved. "
  • Gov: Chicago may get troopers, National Guard

    07/16/2008 5:21:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies · 257+ views
    Gov: Chicago may get troopers, National Guard By DON BABWIN | Associated Press Writer 5:14 PM CDT, July 16, 2008 CHICAGO - Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday raised the possibility of bringing in state troopers or even the Illinois National Guard to help Chicago combat a recent increase in violent crime -- an offer that Mayor Richard Daley didn't know was coming. Appearing at signing ceremony for a bill that toughens the penalty for adults who provide guns to minors, Blagojevich said "violent crime in the city of Chicago is out of control." "I'm offering resources of the state to...
  • The fallacy of gun registration

    07/15/2008 11:16:20 AM PDT · by Gunner9mm · 26 replies · 93+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | 7/14/2008 | Charles Bloomer
    The fallacy of gun registration By Charles Bloomer web posted July 14, 2008 One of the gun grabbers' favorite "common sense" gun control measures is gun registration. As with other gun control schemes, the anti-gun crowd never considers whether or not the particular "common sense" law actually does anything constructive. In actuality, the "common sense" gun laws are grossly deficient in common sense. Last week on WTOP radio's "Ask the Chief" program, Washington, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier inadvertently admitted that the District's gun registration program was a failure. According to the Chief, "Honestly, there are thousands of handguns that...
  • Megalomaniac mayor shooting from the hip (Seattle mayor wants to ban concealed carry from city)

    06/20/2008 1:05:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 262+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | June 11, 2008 | ROBERT L. JAMIESON Jr.
    WHEN IT comes to a city plan to keep concealed weapons from public places, Felix Arena, proud gun owner, has a few thoughts. First, he says, state law gives him the right to carry concealed firearms with a permit. So what gives Seattle the gumption to trump that? Second, he says, the plan would be hard to enforce unless the city wants airportlike security in parks and other properties. Wands and metal detectors cost money and are a hassle for crowds. Third: "It's just bulls - - -," Arena summed up during a break from his checker job at a...
  • CCRKBA Says Chicago Alderman Should Suffer Like Other Gun Owners

    05/23/2008 7:07:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies · 187+ views
    CCRKBA ^ | 22 May, 2008 | CCRKBA
    BELLEVUE, Wash., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago Alderman Richard Mell ought to be prosecuted like any other negligent gun owner for failing to re-register his firearms under an ordinance he helped pass, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. "I don't care if anti-gun Mayor Richard Daley supports giving Mell a break, and it doesn't matter that Mell is the father-in-law of Gov. Rod Blagojevich," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "For years, the draconian ordinance supported by Mell and enforced by Daley has terrorized Chicago gun owners. It's time for Mell to face his...
  • Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2007 H.R. 2666

    07/15/2007 6:15:42 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 62 replies · 3,814+ views
    Congressional Record ^ | 6/11/2007 | Blair Holt
    HR 2666 IH 110th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2666 To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 11, 2007 Mr. RUSH introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A BILL To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate...
  • GUN REGISTRATION BILL (PA Dems want yearly fee per gun)

    03/28/2007 3:05:54 PM PDT · by Kay Ludlow · 116 replies · 2,711+ views
    WTAJ TV10 News website ^ | 3/28/07 | WTAJ TV10 News Altoona PA
    House Bill No. 760 was introduced in the State House of representatives last week. The bill was introduced by representatives Cruz, Youngblood, Parker, Wheatley, Bennington and Curry. The legislation calls for every gun in Pennsylvania to be registered with the state, and each registration must be renewed annually. The registration would cost the gun owner $10 per gun each year. The bill also calls for each gun owner to be fingerprinted, have a back ground check, and to submit pass port-style photos for registration cards. The registration card for each gun would then have to be carried with that gun...

    01/19/2006 10:20:59 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies · 274+ views
    BELLEVUE, WA – Canada's billion-dollar boondoggle – the national gun registration scheme – has proven itself an abysmal failure, as that country's violent crime rates are double those reported in the United States, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) noted today. "We looked at violent crime rates per 100,000 population in both countries, using the most recent available data," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, "and we were not surprised at what we found. Since Canada started this ridiculous and costly program, violent crime has gone up dramatically, at the same time that crime in...
  • Gun Registration Leads to Gun Confiscation

    12/08/2005 7:17:33 PM PST · by Venator · 3 replies · 335+ views
    Never Yet Melted blog ^ | 12-08-05 | JDZ
    If there was ever the slightest doubt in anybody’s mind that gun registration leads to gun confiscation, well, here you are. It’s happening in Canada, and it can happen here. To prevent it, JOIN THE NRA. (Post contains links)
  • CA: Gun Owners' Action Alert

    08/15/2005 8:58:03 AM PDT · by Redcloak · 38 replies · 812+ views
     NRA Members' Councils of California    Legislative Info and Contact ToolsAB 352 Summary:  NRA opposes this bill. Issue:   FIREARMS: MICROSTAMPING (Koretz)   Description:   This bill would, commencing January 1, 2007, expand the definition of unsafe handgun to include semiautomatic pistols that are not designed and equipped with a microscopic array of characters, that identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol, etched into the interior surface or internal working parts of the pistol, and which are transferred by imprinting on each cartridge case when the firearm is fired.   Latest Info:   7/9/05 - AB 352 is scheduled...
  • New Zealand Police Find Registration Useless

    01/24/2005 12:46:33 PM PST · by caltrop · 11 replies · 759+ views
    Gun Week ^ | January 20, 2005 | Joseph P. Tartaro
    New Zealand Police Find Registration Useless By Joseph P. Tartaro Executive Editor In a significant setback to anti-gun social engineers around the globe, the New Zealand government has finally abandoned the idea of firearms registration, with government officials citing police reports that said such a system was useless as a crime-fighting measure. New Zealand news sources forwarded to Gun Week by the World Forum on the Future of Sports Shooting Activities (WFSA) reported that on Dec. 24 Police Minister George Hawkins confirmed that registration will not be in a bill he is preparing to tighten border control of illicit arms...
  • Legislators Submit Bill To Repeal Ballistics Law (Maryland, including 2 dems)

    01/24/2005 11:33:36 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 467+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 22, 2005 | David Snyder
    Maryland lawmakers yesterday submitted a measure to repeal a state law requiring state police to collect ballistics information on every handgun sold in the state. The bill -- sponsored by Dels. Joan Cadden (D-Anne Arundel), Norman H. Conway (D-Wicomico) and Michael D. Smigiel Sr. (R-Cecil) -- would nullify a landmark measure passed in 2000 that requires handgun manufacturers to test-fire all handguns sold in Maryland and send the spent shell casings to the state police. The police file the shell's ballistics markings in a database, which officers can use to match shell casings found at crime scenes. Maryland and New...
  • Bang Bang, You're Elected

    09/18/2004 6:21:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies · 1,289+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 19, 2004 | Meathead Editorial
    The nation's capital city will soon suffer a brazen insult at the hands of the House of Representatives as a legislative majority prepares to vote for the decontrol of guns in the city - that's right, a majority of lawmakers, sworn to "insure domestic tranquillity" for the nation, would make D.C. stand for Dodge City. As far as election year pandering goes, the impending vote to legalize handguns and semiautomatic weapons on the streets - striking down the home-rule wishes of Washington's citizens - may answer the question of how low Congressional politicians will go in bowing to the gun...
  • Liberals shift position on long-gun registry

    07/23/2004 10:17:05 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 626+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | June 23, 2004 | Kevin O'Connor
    REGINA - Prime Minister Paul Martin said he's now open to decriminalizing the federal government's controversial long gun registry only weeks after rejecting that same call from a government study. "Yes, I think that's something we want to have a look at," Mr. Martin said in a telephone interview from B.C. Currently, the law requires all gun owners to register their weapons. However, the law has been unpopular with farmers and recreational hunters who use rifles and shotguns, particularly in the Western provinces. Under the law, failing to register the weapons is a criminal offence. The change would mean that...
  • Bullet-Riddled Brazil Puts Gun Measure in Place

    07/18/2004 12:48:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 621+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 18, 2004 | Henry Chu
    THE WORLD Ordinary citizens must register weapons, turn them in or face jail. Critics say the law will fail because criminals won't comply. RIO DE JANEIRO — To live in this city and other urban areas of Brazil is to hear the frequent rat-a-tat-tat of gunfire, a sound that even young children can recognize. As many as 20 million firearms are in circulation in this nation of 180 million people, who suffer from one of the highest rates of gun deaths in the world. Now, officials hope to stem that tide with an ambitious plan to disarm the populace. Under...
  • Kerry hopes to make inroads with rural voters

    07/12/2004 7:00:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 493+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Jul. 11, 2004 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    Associated Press WASHINGTON - Four years ago, George W. Bush carried rural voters by 22 percentage points over Al Gore, in an election polarized between "red" rural America and "blue" cities. This year, John Kerry hopes to mix the colors up a little. Kerry, a Massachusetts senator and the presumptive Democratic nominee, has been trying to portray himself as culturally in tune with rural Americans in an effort to pick up swing voters in the battleground states of the Midwest. Rep. Dick Gephardt, a former presidential candidate, said Kerry has a good opportunity. "John has been saying that he's for...
  • Registered gun owners to bite the bullet

    06/30/2004 7:20:19 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 588+ views
    Pretoria News ^ | Jun. 30, 2004 | Sheena Adams
    The government is going ahead with stringent new firearm laws which come into effect tomorrow because it believes registered owners are partly responsible for the reported loss of nearly 8 000 guns this year. Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula told Parliament yesterday that it was a "fallacy" to think that registered owners committed no infringements regarding gun control. "Many of the illegal firearms in circulation were owned legally once upon a time. From January to May this year, registered gun-owners in South Africa reported 7 993 firearms they lost or that were stolen from them. This is in addition...
  • Add Gun Control To Litany Of Misbegotten Gov't Plans

    06/29/2004 5:12:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 335+ views ^ | June 29, 2004 | John R. Lott Jr. and Eli Lehrer
    The gun -control movement is in trouble internationally. From Britain to Australia to Canada, promises of lower crime rates from gun control have turned into historic increases in crime. While the normal knee-jerk solutions are to press for even more controls, once guns are banned the explanation that the laws failed simply because they didn't go far enough becomes almost humorous. All these experiments were adopted under what gun -control advocates would argue were ideal conditions. All three countries adopted laws that applied to the entire country. Australia and Britain are surrounded by water, and thus do not have the...
  • Families of gun-violence victims speak out

    06/27/2004 4:17:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 421+ views
    CNEWS ^ | June 25, 2004 | NOAH LOVE
    TORONTO (CP) - Four mothers and a sister of victims of gun violence were in Toronto on Friday to plead for the protection of the national gun registry - a topic of heated debate during the federal election campaign. "We don't want to punish gun owners but want to protect women and children from being threatened and killed with guns," said Karen Vanscoy, whose 14-year-old daughter Jasmine was shot to death by a young offender. "Getting a licence and registering a gun is a small price to pay." Conservative Leader Stephen Harper intends to do away with the gun registry...
  • Ban limiting gun records upsetting some

    06/23/2004 11:54:24 AM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies · 227+ views
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | June 19, 2004 | J. TAYLOR RUSHING
    In July, law enforcement agencies must get rid of some electronic weapons lists. Capital Bureau Chief TALLAHASSEE -- Nearly a quarter of a million electronic records deep inside the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are about to become a casualty of a new state law, and Sheriff John Rutherford is none too happy about it. A bill passed by legislators in April and signed by Gov. Jeb Bush in May bars law enforcement agencies from compiling or keeping electronic records of guns or their owners, although paper records are still allowed. In Jacksonville, that means 248,817 records compiled since 1987 are three...
  • NY ballistic database firing blanks?

    06/04/2004 3:58:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 196+ views
    Newsday ^ | June 3, 2004 | MICHAEL HILL
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- A database designed to match handguns in New York state to crime scene evidence has not solved a crime more than three years after its debut. Pataki administration officials cite difficulties local police can face in getting crime scene evidence to Albany, where the database is housed. But state officials say they are close to solving the problem through a deal that would allow inquiries made around New York to piggyback on a federal ballistic network. Since March 2001, identifying information about each new pistol and revolver sold in New York has been entered into the Combined...
  • Annie get your gun license

    06/02/2004 7:30:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 410+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | June 1, 2004 | Boston Herald editorial staff
    As far as feel-good anti-crime measures go, the assault weapons ban is right up there with neighborhood peace marches. They both make people feel better even if they do little in the real fight against the bad guys. So score one for the good guys in the Senate who fought back against a useless effort to expand the state's already broad assault weapons ban, and won passage of some common-sense gun licensing reforms at the same time. Sen. Jarrett Barrios (D-Cambridge) is picking up right where his legislative committee predecessor Sen. Cheryl Jacques left off as the lead sponsor of...

    05/28/2004 12:27:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 143+ views
    News Release Delivery News from The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association For more information: Tom King,, Day: 518-436-0161, Evening/Weekend: 518-479-3396 TROY, NY -- (05/24/2004; 1030)(EIS) -- The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association has inaugurated its Misfire Awards in order to bring to New Yorkers' attention the many needless gun laws proposed in the State Assembly and State Senate, as well as by local government. Watch your tax dollars at work as legislators author bills that will have no effect on crime, but will harass law-abiding New Yorkers who wish to use firearms for legitimate sporting...
  • Unraveling strange logic

    05/27/2004 11:56:47 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 199+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | May 27, 2004 | Steve Chapman
    Renewing the assault weapons ban ill-conceived An organization called the Million Mom March held a rally in Washington on Mother's Day to urge a renewal of the 1994 assault weapons ban. If you must know, the turnout was about 997,500 short. But the advocates are not easily discouraged. Afterward, they launched a vehicle called the Big Pink Rig on a "Halt the Assault Tour." The bus will crisscross the nation between now and September, when the ban is scheduled to expire. The 1994 law was a monument to President Bill Clinton's distinctive political genius--which generally involved tiny symbolic changes that...
  • Government betrays hunters, farmers and firearm owners and taxpayers

    05/27/2004 11:34:12 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 237+ views
    Parry Sound North Star ^ | May 26, 2004 | NA
    OTTAWA - Despite a repeated commitment that “everything is on the table” by Associate Minister of Defence Albina Guarineri, a firearms user appointed by Prime Minister Paul Martin to review the firearms legislation, it is clear from the May 20 announcement, that the government’s promises to the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and others amounted to nothing more than preelection window dressing. “When Minister Guarineri was appointed to review the firearms legislation, the outdoor community took her at her word and worked with her in good faith,” said Mike Reader OFAH executive director. “However, despite the Minister's promises to...
  • Scrap gun registry, poll urges Liberals living in 'dreamworld': MP

    05/17/2004 9:41:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 124+ views
    The Saskatoon Star Pheonix ^ | May 17, 2004 | Tim Naumetz
    For CanWest News Service OTTAWA -- A majority of Canadians of all political stripes firmly believe the federal government could fight crime better by scrapping its controversial gun registry and putting the money into other law enforcement priorities, a new poll suggests. The poll, commissioned by Conservative MP Garry Breitkreuz, found 61.6 per cent of Canadians who responded in a national telephone survey "strongly agree" the government should spend the money elsewhere. A further 15.1 per cent "somewhat" agreed with the suggestion, prompting Breitkreuz to say in a statement he intends to release today that fully 76.7 per cent of...
  • NRA's Eye Is Fixed on Bush

    05/16/2004 2:09:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 163 replies · 2,838+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 16, 2004 | Masthead Editorial
    Just under four months from today, Americans will be able to walk out of a gun store with an AK-47 rifle, an Uzi or other weapon of mass murder under their arm. Unless Congress acts — and Republican leaders show no inclination to do so — the 10-year-old federal assault gun ban will expire Sept. 13. A word from President Bush would get a renewal before lawmakers, a majority of whom would probably approve it. But the president is silent. Most people, including most gun owners, are properly alarmed. A survey released last month by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg...
  • Bills signed nixing gun range lawsuits, gun owner lists

    05/14/2004 7:36:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 228+ views
    The St. Augustine Record ^ | May 14, 2004 | DAVID ROYSE
    Associated Press Writer TALLAHASSEE -- Gun range owners will get immunity from lead cleanup lawsuits under certain conditions and police will be banned from keeping electronic lists of law-abiding gun owners under bills signed Thursday by Gov. Jeb Bush. The National Rifle Association praised Bush for signing the bills, both of which were pushed hard by the gun-owners' group. The range bill arose out of a Pinellas County lawsuit that sought to force a gun range to clean up lead under the ground. Environmentalists say if the lead leaches into the groundwater it can be dangerous. The measure (SB 1156),...
  • Mystery contract subject of charges Firearms office has `no record' of it

    05/12/2004 7:24:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 137+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | May 11, 2004 | TONDA MACCHARLES
    Auditor found a number of problems OTTAWA—The federal firearms office said yesterday it had "no knowledge and no records" of a mystery $150,000 "firearms" communications contract that is the subject of fraud charges against sponsorship program head Chuck Guité and Montreal ad executive Jean Brault. It is the second suspicious sponsorship contract to be tied to the controversial gun control program. Another $330,000 advertising contract — previously criticized by the federal auditor-general — is also the subject of fraud charges laid yesterday. "We, at the firearms program, have no knowledge of this contract or any record that it even originated...
  • Prof's study takes shot at Canada's gun registry

    05/04/2004 11:10:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 304+ views
    The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon) ^ | May 03, 2004 | NA
    Canada's gun registry does not work, according to Dr. Gary Mauser, a Simon Fraser University professor. He spoke Saturday in Saskatoon at a conference organized by the Canadian Unregistered Firearms Owners Association (CUFOA). "We have spent $2 billion on licensing and registering guns in Canada and it has not decreased violent crime and suicide," Mauser said. He has authored a study: The Failed Experiment, Gun Control and Public Safety in Canada, Australia, England and Wales and the Firearms Act. The Firearms Act, also known as Bill C-68, requires gun owners to be licensed and registered. Mauser said his study found...
  • Ottawa may soften on guns

    04/30/2004 11:37:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 247+ views
    The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon) ^ | April 30, 2004 | Tim Naumetz
    Voluntary registration favoured by West Tim Naumetz For CanWest News Service OTTAWA -- Liberals may be considering a proposal for a voluntary firearms registration as part of the party's effort to appease western voters. Toronto MP Sarmite Bulte said Thursday members of the gun-control lobby have told members of Parliament the idea surfaced when associate defence minister Albina Guarnieri met advocates of the gun registry during her three-month review of the Firearms Act. Wendy Cukier, head of the Coalition For Gun Control, alerted MPs about the proposal in a letter outlining her concerns about a series of recommendations that Guarnieri...
  • House passes ban on listing gun owners (Florida)

    04/03/2004 7:36:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 147+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Apr. 02, 2004 | NA
    Gov. Jeb Bush gets a bill that aims to prevent police and other official agencies from keeping large-scale listings of gun owners. TALLAHASSEE - (AP) -- Police and government agencies could no longer keep comprehensive lists of people who own firearms, under a bill the House passed Thursday night. The bill now heads to Gov. Jeb Bush's desk. It was pushed by the National Rifle Association and comes with stiff penalties -- including fines of up to $5 million if a court determines a government agency knew one of its employees was collecting such a list. EXISTING LISTS But the...
  • Senate approves 2 firearms bills(Florida)

    03/27/2004 5:12:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 184+ views
    THE ORLANDO SENTINEL ^ | March 26, 2004 | Jason Garcia
    LEGISLATURE 2004 The National Rifle Association supports the measures, which were pushed by a key Democrat. TALLAHASSEE -- Bowing to pressure from the National Rifle Association, the Republican-led Senate formally approved two controversial gun measures Thursday. The first bill (HB 155) prohibits any person or entity, including law enforcement, from compiling computerized databases of guns or their owners. The law makes exceptions for firearms that have been linked to investigations. The Senate approved the measure by a 29-9 vote. Supporters said the database ban is needed to stop police from profiling and harassing gun owners. Opponents said it would hamper...
  • Gun records bill gains in Senate (Florida)

    03/25/2004 5:25:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 92+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Mar. 25, 2004 | MARC CAPUTO
    A bill limiting police management of gun records, drafted by the National Rifle Association, wins preliminary approval in the Florida Senate. TALLAHASSEE - Police departments would be banned from compiling some gun records that could help them solve some crimes more quickly, under a proposal that legislators want the governor to sign into law. The bill, drafted by the National Rifle Association, got preliminary approval Wednesday by the state Senate. Democrats from South Florida opposed it as anti-law enforcement. But Sen. Durell Peaden, a Crestview Republican, said it is needed to stop back-door gun control. Reading from an NRA-supplied fact...
  • Gun registry cost soars to $2 billion

    02/14/2004 2:39:28 AM PST · by Clive · 15 replies · 120+ views
    CBC News ^ | February 14, 2004
    Gun registry cost soars to $2 billion Last Updated Fri, 13 Feb 2004 23:02:56 MONTREAL - Canada's controversial gun registry is costing taxpayers far more than previously reported, CBC News has learned. Nearly $2 billion has either been spent on or committed to the federal program since it was introduced in the mid-1990s, according to documents obtained by Zone Libre of CBC's French news service. The figure is roughly twice as much as an official government estimate that caused an uproar across the country. The gun registry was originally supposed to cost less than $2 million. In December 2002, Auditor...

    02/12/2004 5:30:54 PM PST · by ExSoldier · 6 replies · 103+ views
    Unified Sportsmen of Florida | 2-12-04 | E-Mail Alert
    ALERT #3 URGENT -- ACT NOW !! Help Stop GUN REGISTRATION  (Do not confuse this with the Shooting Range Protection bill that we have already asked you to send email on.  That bill will be heard Monday in Comprehensive planning and Wednesday in Criminal Justice) ALERT-ALERT-ALERT-ALERT-ALERT DATE: February 12, 2004 TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM: Marion P. Hammer Unified Sportsmen of Florida Executive Director NRA Past President SUBJECT: URGENT -- ACT NOW !! Help Stop Gun Registration SB-1152 by Senator Durell Peaden to prohibit any form of gun registration in Florida is scheduled to be heard by...
  • PM muzzles caucus on gun vote

    02/06/2004 8:30:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 117+ views
    The National Post ^ | February 06, 2004 | Bill Curry
    Opposition says Martin uses 'weasel words' to avoid delivering on parliamentary reform CanWest News Service OTTAWA - One day after releasing an "action plan" to empower backbenchers, the Liberal government said MPs will not be free to vote on spending estimates for the gun registry this spring. Jacques Saada, the Government House leader, also refused to commit to free votes on other government spending, saying such decisions will be made case by case. Mr. Saada's comments contradict those of his parliamentary secretary, Sarnia MP Roger Gallaway, who suggested recently that MPs might kill the registry in the coming weeks simply...
  • MPs expected to put an end to gun registry

    02/03/2004 12:20:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 249+ views
    The Ottowa Citizen | Feb 3, 2004 | NA
    The final battle over the $1-billion federal gun registry is set to be waged over the next two months, with a senior Liberal MP telling constituents he believes the controversial program may die of "financial malnutrition" after a free vote in the Commons. Registered 7-day subscribers to the Ottawa Citizen newspaper or electronic edition will enjoy full access to all content.