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  • Oregon will now register you to vote whether you want to or not, you peasant

    03/17/2015 9:30:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    So I’m guessing this was supposed to be good news, right? In Oregon, you will now be registered to vote pretty much automatically whenever you have any interaction with the DMV. That’s the new initiative being signed into law by newly inducted Governor Kate Brown (the nation’s first openly bisexual Governor!) and considered to be her first signature piece of legislation. Sweeping first-in-the nation legislation making voter registration automatic in Oregon was signed into law on Monday by Governor Kate Brown, potentially adding 300,000 new voters to state rolls.The so-called Motor Voter legislation will use state Department of Motor...
  • Oregon governor signs sweeping automatic voter registration into law

    03/16/2015 9:03:47 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 27 replies
    maktoob news ^ | By Shelby Sebens
    PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Sweeping first-in-the nation legislation making voter registration automatic in Oregon was signed into law on Monday by Governor Kate Brown, potentially adding 300,000 new voters to state rolls. The so-called Motor Voter legislation will use state Department of Motor Vehicles data to automatically register eligible voters whose information is contained in the DMV system, with a 21-day opt-out period for those who wish to be taken off the registry. Supporters say the legislation's goal is to keep young voters, students and working families who move often from losing their right to vote. Republican lawmakers, who unanimously...
  • Pa. Senator Proposes Automatic Voter Registration Law

    03/12/2015 8:47:55 PM PDT · by MilesVeritatis · 17 replies
    ABC 27 News (WHTM) ^ | 03/11/2015 | Myles Snyder
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) A Pennsylvania senator says he plans to introduce a bill that would automatically register people to vote when they use the services of certain state agencies. Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) said his proposal would essentially change Pennsylvanias voter registration system from an opt-in system to an opt-out system. Pennsylvanians currently may fill out voter registration forms when they apply for public benefits, services or licenses through the Department of Transportation and other state agencies. Under his proposed legislation, Hughes said the state agencies would automatically collect voting-related information with the application and electronically send it to...
  • 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 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...
  • What To Expect As Voters Hit The Polls For Election Day

    11/04/2014 9:37:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | November 4, 2014 | by Jennifer Lewerenz
    Minnesota is one of the few states in the nation with same-day voter registration. If you are a first-time voter or have not voted in the last four years, youll need to bring a photo ID as well as a current utility bill, bank statement or credit card statement. If you are already registered to vote and have voted at least once within the last four years, you dont need to bring anything with you. A new state law goes into effect Tuesday as well. All transit, including buses and trains, are free.
  • 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...
  • Jaw-Dropping Level of 'Progressive' Voter Fraud Already Everywhere You Look...

    10/23/2014 3:32:23 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    For all those -like myself- who figured Obama was only flooding us with illegals so as to later register them as lifelong Democrats,SURPRISE: it's here now, as illegal immigrants present on nation's soil for dubious reasons have been already automatically added to voter registration lists in North Carolina through Obama's 'Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals' program. You know, same North Carolina where skeevy Team Obama conspired to sign-up 11,000+ illegally-registered voters last time round... and not coincidentally, where no voter ID law exists. Republicans voting in hyper-corrupt Illinois have seen machines switch their vote to the Democrat- it evenhappened...
  • Changes to make Wisconsin's Do Not Call list more user-friendly

    07/25/2014 10:18:12 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-25-14 | Rick Barrett
    Changes are coming to Wisconsin's Do Not Call Registry effective Aug. 1, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Friday. Users will no longer be required to register their phone numbers every two years, and their numbers will be placed on the national list aimed at preventing unwanted telemarketing calls and text messages. Consumers can sign up once and not have to worry about whether their registrations lapse. Also, new registrations will be handled by the Federal Trade Commission's national Do Not Call list, and those registrations will become effective the following day rather than weeks later,...
  • Wisconsin Elections Board urges voters to not use older registration forms

    07/03/2014 10:09:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | By Kyle Maichle
    MADISON The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) is urging voters to not use old voter registration forms in a press statement issued by the states elections authority on Tuesday. The reason for the advisory is because Governor Scott Walker signed into law new legislation that would require the proof of residency of a voter to be disclosed on the official form used for voter registration. Kevin Kennedy, the Director of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, said: State law changed on April 4, and most voters who register must now provide proof of residence. The G.A.B. has revised the form...
  • NC: North Carolina Repeals Gun Registration

    06/29/2014 6:07:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun registration was never popular in North Carolina. The only county that required that guns be registered was Durham County, but that law was passed in 1935, and had been grandfathered in when state preemption of gun laws was codified in 1995. Just because the law only applied to Durham County did not mean that it did not affect other people in the state or around the nation. The law required guns to be registered. If you were passing through Durham County, and possessed guns that were not registered in the County, you could have been charged with a...
  • Over 40,000 voters are registered in both Virginia and Maryland, group finds

    04/23/2014 11:55:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 23, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday. And thats just the beginning. The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are registered and vote in Virginia but live in the states that surround us, Alliance President Reagan George told the State Board of Elections.
  • Couple who received pre-marked voter registration card fears govt retribution

    04/01/2014 8:43:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/1/14 | Caroline May
    The couple who brought a pre-filled out Obamacare voter registration card to the attention of the media, has not stepped forward because they fear government retribution. The unnamed La Mesa, California couple made national headlines over the weekend when they received a voter registration card from Cover California that had an x pre-marked in the box next to the Democratic Party. The wife told The Daily Caller Tuesday in a phone interview that she knows of at least two other people who have received similar letters one in San Yisidro the other in Chula Vista Urbana but she...
  • Fed-Up Veteran Warned Lawmakers on Gun Registration: Im Telling You Right Now, I Will Not Comply

    03/03/2014 8:44:13 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 3, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Complete Title: Fed-Up Navy Veteran Forewarned Conn. Lawmakers on Gun Registration: Im Telling You Right Now, I Will Not Comply Now that tens of thousands of gun owners in Connecticut are in direct violation of a hastily-passed gun control law, a video of a fed-up Navy veteran warning lawmakers that he will not comply with the law is just going viral. As previously reported by TheBlaze, as many as 100,000 gun owners technically became felons overnight because they chose not to register their semi-automatic rifles and/or high-capacity magazines.A man, identified as John S. Cinque, reportedly appeared at a public meeting...
  • 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...
  • AMNESTY: It cannot be about voter registration, if it is, the stupid party loses!

    01/10/2014 10:26:51 AM PST · by mononymous · 22 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/18/2013 | Mononymous1
    As I explained back in 8/2013, copied below, if the Republican party thinks that it gains anything from amnesty - from a vote share point of view, it must realize that whatever is gained will be DWARFED by what the Democrat party will gain! Now, I know that math is probably not a strong point for politicians but they (Rs) surely have got to understand this, no? From 8/2013: The reason this is a bogus argument Is shown in the simplest form in the pie chart following. Anyone, particularly a Republican, who does not understand what this means should probably...
  • Gun registration is HERE and it will only lead to gun confiscation

    01/07/2014 4:55:08 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 20 replies ^ | 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:
  • Vanity: Need advice for best state

    01/05/2014 6:21:07 PM PST · by Utilizer · 98 replies
    05 Jan 2014 | self
    Due to health considerations, I have been unable to travel for some time. However, doctors have now given tentative approval for limited travel for a few days. This may be the last chance I have to do so before declining health no longer allows that, so I am thinking of visiting with BIL's family in Vermont, with perhaps one or two short stops to visit other family members on the way back. I am looking for recommendations for the following needs: 1. A State where the Driver's Licence requirements are not unduly onerous since I have only a limited time...
  • Poll: Which Washington state gun control initiative do you support? (Freep This Poll)

    01/05/2014 12:16:58 AM PST · by DWar · 10 replies
    The Seattle TImes ^ | January 5, 2014 | Poll
    Freep this poll on gun registration in the Seattle Times.
  • 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...
  • Rifle Registration: Upward Of 30,000 Gun Owners And Counting (CT)

    01/01/2014 6:15:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | January 1, 2014 | Dan Haar
    As the deadline for gun-owners arrived Tuesday, upward of 30,000 Connecticut residents declared that they own at least one assault weapon and registrations were still arriving in the mail. The big question looking forward, which well never be able to answer, is this: How many owners of military-style rifles didnt register their weapons, thereby becoming criminals as of Wednesday? And what will state officials do about it?
  • Jail survey: 7 in 10 felons register as Democrats

    01/01/2014 4:44:32 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-1-14 | Paul Bedard
    A new study of how criminals vote found that most convicts register Democratic, a key reason in why liberal lawmakers and governors are eager for them to get back into the voting booth after their release. Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation, said the authoritative study in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The authors, professors from the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, found that in some states, felons register Democratic by more than six-to-one. In New York, for example, 61.5 percent of convicts are Democrats, just 9 percent Republican. They also cited...
  • CA:New gun law steps over 'line in the sand'

    12/29/2013 3:35:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies ^ | 28 December, 2013 | Steven Greenhut
    SACRAMENTO Gun registration had always seemed like the line in the sand a proposal that would so offend the nations 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...
  • Wisconsin Elections Board Considers Electronic Poll Books

    12/20/2013 7:23:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 12-20-13 | Kyle Maichle
    MADISON During Tuesdays public meeting of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, there was a report released about whether the State of Wisconsin should adopt electronic poll books for voter registration. A thirteen page memorandum described about the concept of an electronic poll book and which states that currently use it. The memorandum described that electronic poll books can be used: to process Election Day voter registrations, allowing for the speedy upload of those voter registrations into the SVRS (Statewide Voter Registration System) instead of time consuming data entry, which introduces human errors into the process. Also, an electronic poll...
  • In Praise of Private Gun Sales

    12/13/2013 7:40:35 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Two enterprising young men gloat over their purchases at a gun "buy back" It has been clear for some time that gun registration is effective gun confiscation. It just happens in slow motion, or as this Lieutenant Colonel pushes for, whenever a power hungry administration thinks it can get away with it. It is also true that guns bought at retail from an Federal Firearms License dealer are recorded on a form 4473 and in their bound book, making a link from that gun with that serial number to the person who bought it. This creates the...
  • Illegal Guns Down Under, a Chilling Lesson for the U.S.A.

    11/29/2013 7:38:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Results of an intrusive national registration scheme These guns and air rifles are being haled as a find of a massive cache of private guns in Moonford, Australia, a tiny farming community with virtually no crime. That is, there was no crime there before the National Australian government created it with the intrusive "gun control" law they passed, taking advantage of the act of a madman and the emotional response pushed by their national media. All guns must be registered. All guns must be locked up. All guns are subject to inspection at virtually any time. When I considered...
  • Register Before Finding Out The Options (vanity)

    10/01/2013 6:02:16 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 35 replies
    self | 10/1/2013 | self
    Just for information purposes. The new Obamacare website requires a registration with name and email address before anyone can find out the options. Once you register, the government owns you!
  • Australia:Registration leads to.Forced Gun Buyback

    08/15/2013 12:13:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 15 August, 2013 | wizardpc
    Via jigsaw in #GBC Greens launch $350m guns buyback plan: THE Greens want to spend more than $350 million to ban semi-automatic handguns and buy them back from their owners. But the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA) said that would not affect the guns used by drug gangs for drive-by shootings in western Sydney.Greens leader Christine Milne said gun violence could not be tackled without taking guns off the streets.We need strong action to reduce the number of handguns falling into the wrong hands. They have become the firearm of choice for criminals in Australia, especially in the drug...
  • The Good Sense of Voter ID

    08/15/2013 6:46:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8-15-13 | Editors
    It is either the case that African Americans, young people, old people, and poor people labor under some onerous yet curiously undetectable burden that keeps them from obtaining free, government-issued photo IDs, or it is the case that Hillary Clinton, the NAACP, et al. are full of bunk when they claim that voter-ID laws such as the one just adopted in North Carolina amount to disenfranchisement. The evidence strongly suggests the presence of ambient bunk levels approaching toxicity. In general, Americans are very handy when it comes to acquiring free things issued by the government, and none of the groups...
  • Confiscation? What are you talking about? We would never..

    07/23/2013 6:57:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 22 July, 2013 | Miguel
    Confiscation? What are you talking about? We would never.. Posted on July 22, 2013 by Miguel Part of a letter from the friendly folks at NYPD, Licensing Division to NY City Gun Owners: See? If you surrender your weapon (under threat of coming down on your sorry ass with all the power that the City of NY and Mayor Bloomberg can exercise) , it cannot be confiscation! Now, who are you gonna believe? Us or them paranoid rednecks from the NRA? Related Article on Gun Watch: Gun Registration is Gun Confiscation
  • Supreme Court leaves door open to Arizona requiring additional proof of citizenship Wait, what?

    06/18/2013 11:13:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies ^ | 6-18-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    7-2 decision practically invites Arizona to try again using proper administrative procedures Most of what you have heard in the media about the Supreme Courts decision yesterday in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona is incomplete to the point of misleading. It is true that the Court held that Arizonas Proposition 200 (passed in 2004) requiring documentary proof of citizenship was invalid as contrary to the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) requirement that states accept and use the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC) voter registration form which merely requires that a registrant affirm citizenship. But, this ruling essentially was...
  • Lawmakers negotiating to double donor limit, allow online registration

    06/09/2013 6:55:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-8-13 | Patrick Marley
    Madison Democrats and Republicans in the Assembly are working together on a bill that would double the amount donors can give politicians and allow voters to register online. It's a surprise collaboration that emerged just days after Democrats reacted with outrage at a public hearing to an earlier version of the bill from Republicans. A new draft of the measure made public Friday night shows the GOP was willing to drop some elements that Democrats consider onerous to accomplish something both parties want raising contribution limits. Meanwhile, a bill has been put on the fast track that would...
  • The Sad, Strange, and Ineffective Story of the Canadian Firearms Registry

    05/08/2013 9:29:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 2 May, 2013 | James Swan
    The recent mass shootings in Connecticut and Colorado have stirred considerable discussion and action about gun laws, as well as boosting firearms sales. A rush to action is often not the wisest move on such a complex subject, for as criminologist Dr. Gary Mauser of Vancouver, British Columbia observes, gun laws are typically passed during periods of fear and/or political instability, which leads to the slippery slope of gun control, which is based on emotional reactions rather than solid research.Dr. Mauser holds joint U.S. and Canadian citizenship and has taught at Simon Fraser for some 35 years. He has lectured...
  • Progressives Using Boston for Registration

    04/21/2013 3:53:02 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 22 replies
    Much has been written about the events that occurred in Boston and there is a growing movement in the progressive establishment to finally do something about the serious threat of Islamic terrorism. An unidentified spokesperson for the Democratic Party stated, For years the conservatives have blocked common sense terrorism control. Since Boston, I believe we have a mandate to finally pass laws that closes some serious loopholes in our immigration system.
  • NYS Troopers have "widely shared concerns" about NY Safe Act. [NYS Police PBA rejects NY Safe Act]

    04/16/2013 12:20:09 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 17 replies ^ | April 16, 2013 | Teri Weaver
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- The union representing New York State Police say they believe the state's stricter gun laws could put law enforcement officers at risk. In an email release on Monday, the New York State Troopers PBA said its 6,000-member group "holds widely shared concerns" about the NY Safe Act. Nonetheless, the union takes exception to some state lawmakers accusing the troopers of failing to enforce the law. "The individual members of this union did not write the terms of the bill nor vote on its passage," the release said. "We urge the citizens of New York state to remember...
  • Reid: 'Anti-Gun Legislation Before the Senate

    04/16/2013 10:17:34 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 18 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 16, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    In an apparent slip of the tongue, Harry Reid this morning referred to the gun-control bill he brought to the Senate floor as anti-gun legislation. On the anti-gun legislation before the Senate, we are making good progress on the effort to schedule a series of votes on amendments to the anti-gun-violence legislation before the Senate. Some, however, are questioning whether the Senate minority leader accidentally revealed his true feelings. GOP Sentaor Ted Cruz, a leading opponent of the bill, asked whether Reids statement was a Freudian slip. He said in a Tweet:
  • Universal Background Check And Record Retention Advocates Its Not A Registry

    04/16/2013 6:23:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 15 April, 2013 | Stranger
    I see that universal background check activists, who also favor permanent record retention, are trying to are trying to discredit talk that either of the Schumer bills will create a registry. It does not matter how the current Schumer bills read. If purchase records are kept those records constitute a gun owner registry. Period. Schumer and his cohorts may claim that a list of gun buyers is not a registry. Chucky may even put language in his bills forbidding a registry. But you can bet your life the next time some must pass bill hits the Senate, either Schumer or...
  • Maine`s Senators, Collins/King, vote to ignore federalism in firearms debate

    04/13/2013 7:56:50 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 11 replies
    4-13-13 | johnwk
    SEE: Collins,King vote to continue gun debate WASHINGTON — Maine`s two U.S. senators voted with the majority Thursday to move forward with debate on a package of gun-control measures prompted by December's mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut. I would love to hear Collins explain to her constituents in Maine, under what part of the federal Constitution have they delegated a power to the federal government to enter Main and regulate the ownership of firearms. I do know Maine’s Declaration of Rights stipulates in crystal clear language that: Section 16. To keep and bear arms. Every citizen has...
  • Ted Cruz: Background Check Goal a 'Federal List of Every Gun Owner in America' (News Video at link)

    04/12/2013 11:12:24 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 56 replies
    Bretbart ^ | April 11, 2013
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Fox News' "Hannity" discussing universal background checks: -snip- "Why is all this focus directed at background checks? The reason is because the Department of Justice has said the only way to implement what they wantuniversal background checksis a registry, a federal list of every gun owner in America. And that would be wrong; it'd be unconstitutional."
  • Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele: I Dont Understand The Fear Of Gun Registration

    04/10/2013 8:10:04 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 82 replies
    tpm ^ | 4/9/2013 | DAVID TAINTOR
    Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Tuesday said he doesn't understand why gun owners fear the registration of their firearms. "I don't get the fear of registration," Steele said on MSNBC. "I don't get the, the concern about trafficking. Are we saying that we want criminals to, you know, make back-alley sales out of the trunks of their cars?" Steele was part of a panel on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," during which former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) said that responsible gun owners insure their guns, which means they're registered. "I mean, I don't understand," she said. MSNBC...
  • Its official: New York gun confiscation is on [Gun permit suspended over medication]

    04/09/2013 7:55:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies via ^ | 9 April, 2013 | WIVB
    And so this is how it begins: a man with no criminal record and no mental health issues is told by the state that he must turn in his legally-purchased arms to the state because they somehow accessed his medical records. Reader LC Scotty dropped this admission of tyranny into the comments of todays earlier post: The NYS SAFE Act is billed as a necessary law to protect the public and keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people. But Hamburg attorney Jim Tresmond says his client was notified by letter that his gun permit was suspended upon...

    04/02/2013 12:28:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | March, 2013 | David Kopel
    BY DAVE KOPEL America's 1st Freedom, March 2013. "WE WILL HAVE to change, President Obama said recently, referring to Americans needing to do everything possible to ensure that murders like those at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., are never repeated elsewhere. Of course, the National Rifle Association strongly agrees, and has introduced the NRA National School Shield Program in order to develop very specific ideas for how to stop the next evildoer who attempts to murder children at school. President Obama, however, didnt really seem to mean what he said. His children attend a school safeguarded by armed...
  • Why NRA says background checks lead to confiscation

    03/31/2013 5:47:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies ^ | 30 March, 2013 | Dan Freedman
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., insists his universal background check measure will reduce crime without infringing on "your ability to borrow your Uncle Willie's hunting rifle or share a gun with your friend at a shooting range." But the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights advocates paint a dark picture of expanding background checks to private purchases, insisting the move inevitably would lead to a national firearms registry. With a registry in place, they say, the stage would be set for the NRA's worst nightmare - gun confiscations. The background check proposal, part of a post-Newtown Senate package facing...
  • Do Background Checks for Gun Purchases Actually Work?

    03/29/2013 8:17:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Clayton Cramer
    I have been curious regarding how little effort the gun-control crowd has been exerting to prove that mandatory background checks work. There are, after all, six states that require all-private party sales to go through a background check, and ten states that require it for all handgun purchases. If driven to advocate for mandatory checks, you would think the case studies of these sixteen states must have provided plenty of evidence that such laws reduce murder rates, and thus affected your decision. Right? I found this testimony to the U.S. Senate by Dr. Daniel Webster, a public health professor,...
  • Godwins Law vs. imaginary Hitler

    03/25/2013 10:58:17 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Wellsville Reporter ^ | 3-24-13 | RICHARD SBERNA
    People across the political spectrum, from left to right and back again, seem to revel in perverse delight when comparing the policies of a political foe to those of the Nazis. Sometimes, they will skip the group comparisons and head straight into drawing personal parallels between the individual in question and Adolf Hitler. The practice is so onerous that, in the Dark Ages of the internet (1990), an attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation named Mike Godwin coined what has become known as Godwin's Law. It states that, the longer and more involved an argument becomes, the more likely a...
  • So, are "Background Checks" really "Gun Owner Registrations"

    03/25/2013 6:59:32 PM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 38 replies
    My Inquiring Mind ^ | March 25, 2013 | frankenMonkey
    So, are "Background Checks" really "Gun Owner Registrations" When you buy a firearm from a dealer, you submit to a background check, officially known as the The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS. Mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 and launched by the FBI on November 30, 1998, NICS is used by Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to immediately determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy firearms or explosives.(1) Like many of you, I was under the impression that NICS checks were not kept as permanent records. Federal law specifically prohibits using NICS...
  • Bloomberg Anti-Freedom Commercial will Fall Flat

    03/24/2013 3:06:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Anti-freedom politicians have a history of overreaching on guns. They think they can fool the stupid country rubes by picking up a shotgun and asking "can I get me a hunting license here?", the image of Diane Feinstein with her finger inside the trigger guard of an AK47 variant, and various political figures picking up guns just prior to elections. Mayor Bloomberg Bloomberg is attempting to do the same with his 12 million dollar buy of commercials pushing for universal gun registration (also known as Universal Background Checks) in 13 states. Here is one of the advertisements. In the advertisement,...
  • Universal Background Checks: the Liberal Holy Grail

    03/24/2013 1:15:05 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 22, 2013 | Rick Averill
    Feinstein's assault rifle ban has been removed from the Senate gun-control bill. While that is good news, it was recognized from the beginning as a bridge too far. What has survived, and may well become law, all in the spirit of bipartisan compromise, will actually be far worse. The goals of the left have always been shrouded in deception and misrepresentation. Hide your true agenda behind a deceitful argument and then, after grabbing power, do what you really meant to do all along. That is what Hitler, Lenin, Mao, Castro and Obama have all done. By controlling the terms of...
  • Oregon Secretary of State: Voter Registration Shouldnt be Barrier to Voting.

    03/21/2013 6:57:00 AM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies ^ | March 20, 2013 | Victoria Taft
    Think about these words from Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown, I do not think that voter registration should be a barrier to participation in voting, The leftist Secretary of State is now trying to convince Oregonians that the mere act of having to REGISTER TO VOTE is an impediment to actual voting. Its an impediment to exercising your franchise, they would have you believe. Brown is calling on the legislature to allow Oregonians to register to vote using their drivers licensesyou know, the same drivers licenses her comrades on the left would like to issue to illegal aliens.

    03/21/2013 5:55:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | 20 March, 2013 | Massad Ayoob
    I think we all have a right to a high five over Harry Reids announcement that the assault weapons ban is going to be dropped from the Democrats current legislative package in the Senate. However, its far too early to declare victory and go home. Dianne Feinstein has already announced that shell try to restore it as a late amendment to other legislation before the session is over. And there are still the matters of the proposed ban on standard capacity magazines, and the universal background check remaining before Congress. The latter, of course, has particularly huge loopholes which promise...