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  • Who Wouldn’t Be for National Gun Registration?(humor/satire)

    12/09/2011 6:11:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 7 December, 2011 | Bruce W. Krafft
    I have often heard the antis bleating that “we register cars, why not guns”, and it might surprise people to know that I’m perfectly willing to go the “license and register guns just like cars” route. Under this plan, gun safety and handling courses will be available to all students 15 and over in the public schools, and kids will be encouraged to take Carriers’ Ed. Also, when they turn 15 they will be eligible for their learner’s carry permit which will allow them to carry concealed as long as they are under the supervision of a licensed adult. Parents...
  • Matt Gurney: If you’re going to shoot an intruder, use a legal gun(Canada)

    11/26/2011 4:38:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 25 November, 2011 | Matt Gurney
    Phillip Foster, 73, a retired Canadian diplomat, has been sentenced to house arrest after a 2010 self-defence incident in his home. Foster was attacked in his home by a drunk former romantic partner of one of Foster’s daughters. The attacker, Richard Dean Cantwell, assaulted Foster and was smashing Foster’s possessions. Foster armed himself with a .22-calibre revolver — a potent, if relatively low-powered, firearm. Cantwell attacked Foster, knocking him to the ground, and Foster shot Cantwell in the leg. Cantwell was able to wrest the gun from Foster, but fled the scene. He survived his injury. It’s hard to imagine...
  • MILLER: Who’s eligible for a gun in D.C.?

    10/26/2011 7:10:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 October, 2011 | Emily Miller
    The right to keep and bear arms only applies to certain people in the nation's capital. One of the 17 steps that I still have in order to register a gun in Washington, D.C. is filing out a “Statement of Eligibility.” The form contains 10 yes-or-no questions intended to weed out those ineligible to legally possess a pistol. Some of the barriers to gun ownership are expected. It's easy to choose ‘no’ for: conviction (or indictment) of a violent crime or weapons offense; conviction in the past five years of serious drug charge, assault, threat to do bodily harm; acquitted...
  • How are guns classified in Canada?

    10/24/2011 7:14:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 24 October, 2011 | Jeff Davis
    Canada’s firearms classification system was first created in 1969, and classifies guns in three categories: non-restricted, restricted and prohibited. • The non-restricted category includes most long-guns, such as ordinary hunting rifles and shotguns, ranging from simple bolt-action rifles to more sophisticated semi-automatic ones. Included in this category are many “civilianized” military rifles, such as large-calibre anti-material rifles powerful enough to pierce body armour, shoot down helicopters or penetrate armoured cars. These weapons can be transported at will, and even kept in the back seat of a car. To legally own a non-restricted firearm, one must pass the Canadian Firearms Safety...
  • Gun owners push to reject registration changes(NE)

    10/20/2011 7:34:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 19 October, 2011 | Lindsey Peterson
    Omaha, NE – Some gun owners are saying “no” to proposed changes to Omaha’s gun registration rules, and the city of Omaha says “yes” to a new health care program. The city’s proposal to revise Omaha’s gun registration rules had gun owners from inside and outside city limits showing up in city hall—all hoping to convince the city council to shoot down what some say is “redundant” to current state and federal law. Omaha currently requires every handgun purchased within the city to be registered for a fee. “It duplicates the investigating that the state does with their purchase permit,”...
  • Urge ‘Yes’ Vote on Hatch Firearms Related Amendment No. 770

    10/20/2011 5:13:06 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Ammoland ^ | 19 October, 2011 | NSSF
    NEWTOWN, Conn --( Urge ‘Yes’ Vote on Hatch Amendment No. 770 to Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill Now Being Debated on the Senate Floor. BACKGROUND Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is seeking to offer an amendment to the Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill now being debated on the Senate floor. Hatch’s amendment would permanently enshrine 10 different appropriations “riders” — essentially directions from Congress to the administration about how they must spend, or not spend, funds — into permanent law. Traditionally, each “rider” had to be reauthorized on a year-by-year basis. Some of these riders go back 30 years....
  • Voter registration deadline TODAY in Virginia

    10/17/2011 6:46:52 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    Today is the deadline to register to vote in Virginia, in time for the Nov. 8 general elections. Also, there is a new website for people wanting an absentee ballot:
  • Australia’s Once Rugged Gun Owners Reduced to Criminals by Anti-Gun Nanny State

    09/03/2011 5:00:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 2 September, 2011 | Jeff Knox
    Manassas, VA --( I’ve long been fascinated by Australia and its people. A visit to that country has been high on my bucket list since I was just a kid, but more and more as I read about present-day Australia I am disappointed and saddened. It seems that the days of rugged individualism and self-determination are gone from the land down under and the heroic characters of the past like Ned Kelly and Banjo Patterson have faded into the realm of myth and fairytales. It wasn’t so long ago that the reputation of Australia included the belief that one Australian...
  • Mayhem didn’t happen today and I’ll explain why.(Il)

    08/24/2011 6:45:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 2 August, 2011 | David Lawson
    Pursuant to Cook County Judge Patrick Roger’s order, I was permitted to bring my four SKS rifles down to the Chicago Administrative Hearings office (400 W Superior Street) to admit them into evidence along with my own expert witness (big thanks goes out to Andre Queen of Fidelity Investigative Training Academy) and, most importantly, my lawyer (Joel Brodsky), who represented me at the Cook County Court appeal. Around 11am, I picked up my four SKS rifles where I had them stored (Article II Gun World), where they have been safely stored in order to protect Chicago from the threat of...
  • ATF gun tracers loaded with responsibility(WV barf alert)

    08/05/2011 5:47:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 5 August, 2011 | DAN FREEDMAN
    MARTINSBURG, W. Va. — No signs mark the outside of the hidden 1960s-vintage government facility in the bucolic countryside of West Virginia's panhandle. Even the parking lot is obscured by black tarps lining a cyclone fence. But just inside the warehouse-like brick building is the National Tracing Center, the epicenter of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' effort to combat and control illegal gun use. When police need to trace a captured gun - be it from Durango, Mexico, or Durango, Colo. - the request lands here, where 375 ATF employees and contractors handle more than 340,000 gun...
  • CBI will purge concealed weapons file(CO)

    06/29/2011 5:52:45 AM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 28 June, 2011 | Ericka Kastner
    The concealed weapons file maintained by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation will be purged by June 30 under the "sunset provision" of Colorado statute 18-12-206(3)(b) by the 2007 Colorado General Assembly. Information previously submitted by law enforcement agencies regarding concealed carry weapons permits statewide will no longer be available, Chaffee County Sheriff Pete Palmer said recently. Palmer said the Colorado bureau will no longer accept or maintain future data. "All other provisions of the state law remain in effect," he said. Colorado residents will be allowed to receive concealed handgun permits and previously issued valid permits remain valid. The database...
  • Gun Rights Group Rallies in Las Vegas(NV)

    06/16/2011 4:52:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 1+ views ^ | 15 June, 2011 | Nathan Baca
    LAS VEGAS -- Gun rights advocates held a form of a victory rally to celebrate a new concealed weapons law signed by Nevada Governor Sandoval. Their next target is repealing Clark County's requirement for gun owners to register their weapons with local police. The sounds of gunfire ring out inside Discount Firearms and Ammo's gun range. But the sounds that bring the most attention here are outside the range, at a rally held by the citizen's committee on the right to keep and bear arms. "There are laws in Congress trying to ban a lot of semi-automatic firearms by type...
  • Don’t Make Brazil's Gun Rights Loss Be America's Future

    06/07/2011 4:38:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 7 June, 2011 | Name Witheld by Request
    I am a loyal reader of Guns & Patriots every week living in Brazil. As I watch what is happening in America, I am compelled to reach out my friends in America to share my story. What is happening in America, has already happened in another country, here in Brazil. If fall asleep on watch and let Hillary make the UN treaty gun control and you will see this coming soon. My personal story is simple, I have always loved guns, my father have always loved guns, I learned from him how to shoot when I was 8-years-old, and ever...
  • 71 Million Americans May have to Report Gun Buys to Feds

    06/02/2011 7:15:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies · 1+ views ^ | 31 May, 2011 | Chris W. Cox
    If you’re one of the nearly 71 million Americans who live in the four southwest border states, some of your gun purchases could soon be reported to the federal government. If you don’t like that—and no gun owner should—read on, because this may be our first big head-on gun control battle against the Obama administration. The fight began with a bureaucratically worded “Emergency Notice of Information Collection Under Review,” published in the Dec. 17 “Federal Register”—the daily publication where all proposed federal rules make their debut. It announced that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives plans to require...
  • Republicans Voting Badly: Another in a Series

    06/01/2011 11:55:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Muth's Truths ^ | June 1, 2011 | Chuck Muth
    AB508 would require moped riders to register their vehicles at the DMV (oh, joy!), pay a new Government Regulation Tax (license fee) and wear a government-approved safety helmet all under penalty of law. Yet another example of the nanny state running amok under Democrat leadership in the Legislature while Nevada continues to “enjoy” the nation’s highest unemployment and foreclosure rates. And some people want these busy-body yahoos to meet EVERY YEAR? Alas, as is all too often the case, we have some nanny-state Republicans who are only too happy to vote with Democrats to force adult citizens in the supposedly...
  • Will gun owner apathy enable ATF’s ‘emergency’ long gun registration scheme?

    05/28/2011 5:00:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 May, 2011 | David Codrea
    Do you like this article? “Comments for multiple rifle sales reporting re-opened,” Chris Knox of The Firearms Coalition reported yesterday. The comment period for the ATF’s proposed “temporary,” emergency regulation requiring firearms dealers to file reports every time someone purchases more than one semi-auto long gun was reopened, but that comment period closes this Tuesday, May 31. They share some disturbing, inexcusable news: During the last comment period on this gun owners were outnumbered by the prohibitionists. That should NEVER happen! We outnumber them 10 to one and our response to outrageous proposals like this should reflect that numbers advantage....
  • Immediate Action Needed – Window Closes Tuesday!!(BATF Rifle Registration Regulation)

    05/27/2011 12:19:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Firearms Coallition ^ | 27 May, 2011 | Jeff Knox
    Copy the text of the email below or rewrite it in your own words and email it to: The comment period for the ATF’s proposed “temporary,” emergency regulation requiring firearms dealers to file reports every time someone purchases more than one semi-auto long gun was reopened, but that comment period closes this Tuesday, May 31. During the last comment period on this gun owners were outnumbered by the prohibitionists. That should NEVER happen! We outnumber them 10 to one and our response to outrageous proposals like this should reflect that numbers advantage. The ATF claims the reporting is necessary...
  • New York congressman with mob ties proposed national handgun registration bill

    05/24/2011 4:37:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 23 May, 2011 | David Codrea
    Do you like this Article? “IMMEDIATE ACTION ALL GUNS READERS,” an alert in the May issue of GUNS Magazine begins: A bill, HR 613, introduced by Congressman Anfuso, New York, in the Congress, would require everyone who owns a pistol to register it with the Director of the F.B.I. Every pistol would be registered separately, as to caliber, maker, serial number, number of cartridges held, and from whom the gun was obtained, plus "Such other information as the director may by regulation prescribe." What could be the reason behind such an effort? A purpose of the bill (Sec. 2, ff2)...
  • California Gun Registry Bill Back Again

    05/21/2011 7:34:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 20 May, 2011 | ussa
    Assembly Bill 809, introduced by Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D- Los Angeles), would require the state to keep registration information for all firearm transfers. Currently, California law requires persons who purchase or transfer a handgun to register the gun with the state. These gun owners are required to provide personal information that includes: name, address, place of birth, telephone number, and occupation. The law also requires gun owners to provide a detailed description of the handgun and the gun’s serial number. Under AB 809, the handgun registration requirements would apply to all firearms, including rifles and shotguns commonly used by sportsmen...
  • Will your guns be registered in a global database?

    05/12/2011 3:28:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 May, 2011 | David Codrea
    Do you like this Article? “A legally binding, global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is being prepared in the back rooms of the UN,” a new analysis by researchers Paul Gallant, Alan Chwick and Joanne D. Eisen warns. “One goal of the Treaty's proponents is to create national weapon databases, leading to regional databases, and then to an eventual global database.” “Countries will be charged with the duty to keep track, not only of all transfers,” we are told, “but also of the locations of all arms and ammunition, from manufacture to destruction.” What will the database contain and track? [S]mall...
  • Rifle Sale Reporting Requirement Reintroduced for Border States

    05/04/2011 5:09:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies ^ | 2 May, 2011 | John Haughey
    The Obama administration on April 29 announced it will seek another round of comments on its proposal to require gun dealers in four states on the U.S.-Mexico border to report the sale of multiple rifles. Under the proposal, dealers would have to report sales of two or more rifles to the same person at one time or during any five business days if the rifles are semi-automatic, have detachable magazines and are a caliber greater than .22. The proposal was published in the Federal Register on April 29 seeking comments for 30 days. It was initially published in December and...
  • Democratic congressman aims to disarm all but the rich

    04/22/2011 4:28:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 21 April, 2011 | Howard Nemerov
    One gambit of gun banners is to promote “sensible gun laws” that increase firearms costs, ensuring that fewer Americans can afford guns. Yesterday, Congressman Mike Quigley (D, IL-5) announced his “TRACE (Trafficking Reduction and Criminal Enforcement) Act.” Ostensibly, this will “give the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) a greater ability to identify the source of illicit guns and choke off the supply to traffickers.” TRACE requires: * “A second, hidden serial number on every gun”. * “Maintaining background check records for 60 days”, instead of the current 24 hours. * “gun dealers to perform inventory checks to report...
  • Assembly committee approves 'open carry' ban, rifle records bill(CA)

    04/13/2011 6:25:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 12 April, 2011 | NA
    The Assembly Public Safety Committee approved on party lines today two controversial gun bills that failed last session, including legislation targeting the "Open Carry" protest movement. Assembly Bill 144, by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Cańada Flintridge, would make it a crime to openly carry an unloaded handgun in public. The bill language contains a number of exceptions, including exemptions for peace officers, military gatherings, gun shows and hunting. Former Democratic Assemblywoman Lori Saldańa introduced similar legislation last year in response to reports of gun brandishing people gathering in public places to protest gun-control laws. An amended version of the bill...
  • Gun Owners Have a Right to Privacy

    04/08/2011 7:14:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 6 April, 2011 | John Stossel
    If you own a gun in Illinois, take precautions. The state attorney general, Lisa Madigan, wants to release the names of guns owners in response to an Associated Press request. Publication of that list would tell the criminal class where the guns are, which could be useful to two different sorts of lawbreakers: gun thieves who want to know where the guns are and burglars who want to know where they are not. New York City released its list recently at The New York Times' request. It included "dozens of boldface names and public figures: prominent business leaders, elected officials,...
  • NRA (2nd Amendment) and FMA (1st Amendment) call a truce.(FL)

    03/26/2011 6:47:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 25 March, 2011 | Staff
    The National Rifle Association has met its match in its pursuit of the Second Amendment: The First Amendment rights of doctors and the Florida Medical Association. So the NRA and FMA have agreed on a compromise to remove what many say was objectionable language in a gun bill that sought to punish medical professionals from inquiring about firearms in the home. To many on the Senate Health Regulation Committee, the bill was a violation of free-speech rights. So this week, it opted not to take the measure up. The FMA approached the NRA's Marion Hammer right after the meeting to...
  • Bill Introduced In U.S. Senate To Block Unauthorized Record Keeping on Gun Owners

    03/22/2011 5:03:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 21 March, 2011 | NRA
    Bill Introduced In U.S. Senate To Block Unauthorized Record Keeping on Gun Owners Last week, U.S. Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John Ensign (R-Nev.) introduced. National Rifle Association National Rifle Association FAIRFAX, Va. --( S. 570 — “a bill to prohibit the Department of Justice from tracking and cataloging the purchases of multiple rifles and shotguns.” The bill would prohibit the use of federal funds for a multiple sales reporting scheme proposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted an amendment with similar language. That amendment to an omnibus spending...
  • Obama extends olive branch in gun control debate(barf alert)

    03/15/2011 6:43:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 14 March, 2011 | Peter Wallsten and Perry Bacon Jr.
    Obama used the op-ed to call for "instant, accurate, comprehensive and consistent system for background checks" and better record-keeping to "stop the wrong people from getting their hands on a gun."
  • Obama calls for agreement on gun control after Giffords shooting

    03/13/2011 1:22:14 PM PDT · by maggief · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    President Obama on Sunday called for gun-rights advocates and proponents of gun control to find common ground two months after the shooting which killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). The Arizona Daily Star published an op-ed by Obama on Sunday calling for stronger restrictions on gun sales to buyers suspected of mental instability. “A man our Army rejected as unfit for service; a man one of our colleges deemed too unstable for studies; a man apparently bent on violence, was able to walk into a store and buy a gun,” Obama wrote of Jared...
  • Newsweek Hearts “Gun-safety advocates”

    03/14/2011 6:14:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 13 March, 2011 | Robert Farago
    “Gun grabbers” is an inflammatory name for gun control advocates. After all, these firearms-focused folk don’t want to prise guns from [the cold, dead fingers of] Americans lawfully exercising their Second Amendment right to bear arms. No, they want to change the laws so that most Americans can’t get their hands on guns in the first place. Or if they can, these not-gun grabbers want to make sure that privately owned guns aren’t too dangerous; from the way the weapons fire bullets (never automatically) to the amount of bullets they can fire without reloading (no more than 10). And they’d...
  • New York Plans Gun Registration

    03/04/2011 9:43:58 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 34 replies
    Wham1180 ^ | 03/03/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    First they came for our bicycles. Now they’ve come for our guns. One day after word leaked of a New York State plan to require license plates and annual fees for bicycles, information has gotten out about pending legislation that would register and attach a fee to every firearm in the state. Already one of the most anti-gun states in the country, New York’s move would all but nullify the Second Amendment. At issue is Senate Bill 2994, which is linked in its entirety at the bottom of this column. It would require every gun owner in the state to...
  • Anti-gun IL lawmakers seeking power to effectively halt ALL (legal) gun buying?

    02/18/2011 4:03:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 February, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    Gun rights blogger Thirdpower notes today the Catch-22 that some legislators in Illinois (and elsewhere) would like to impose on firearms commerce: When I've countered that while the same time the push is for all sales to go through FFL dealers, there is a simultaneous drive to reduce and eliminate as many firearm dealers as possible, I'm called paranoid. He refers to the nexus of bills like HB 1296/SB 2026, to require all gun sales (the bills say they refer only to handgun sales, and not long guns--more on that in a bit) to go through licensed dealers, and bills...
  • CCW permit requirements under review by state Senate Judiciary Committee(NV)

    02/17/2011 7:28:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Las Vegas Conservative Examiner ^ | 16 February, 2011 | Sara Crusade
    The Senate Judiciary Committee met this morning, February 16, 2011, to discuss three bills before it; SB29, SB88, and SB126. The most interesting of the three was SB126 which revises certain provisions relating to permits to carry concealed firearms. The bill was introduced by Senator James A. Settelmeyer (R – Capital Senatorial Dist.) and Senator John J. Lee (D – Clark County 1) in a bipartisan effort to bring Nevada into alignment with other “Shall Issue” states regarding conceal carry permits. Under existing law, a person who applies for a permit to carry a firearm concealed is required to list...
  • America the Beautiful by Homeschoolers Opposing SB136 (big win in People's Republic of Illinois)

    02/17/2011 12:59:54 PM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 4 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 2/17/2011 | Illinois Family Institute
    In a show of strength, approximately 4000 homeschoolers descended on the Illinois Capitol Tuesday morning to demonstrate their opposition to State Senator Ed Maloney's proposal to mandate the registration of homeschool students with state bureaucrats (SB 136).
  • SB 136: They’re from the government; they’re here to help you.

    02/03/2011 10:26:28 AM PST · by MintyHippo1980 · 2 replies
    The Bloviating Hammerhead Blog ^ | 2/3/11 | Jim Bennett
    Thanks to Gay Martin the Illinois Family Institute for sounding the warning about a new and ridiculous attempt on the part of state government to meddle in private education. The IFI's release: Bill to Require Parents to Register Their Children with State SB 136 has been proposed in the Illinois General Assembly by State Senator Edward D. Maloney (D-Chicago) that will affect all children in non-public schools, including home schools. If SB 136 were to pass, it would compel all parents or legal guardians of home or privately schooled students to register with the state. Registration that is now voluntary...
  • Arizona Prohibits Firearms Registration

    02/01/2011 6:43:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Marktwain | 1 February, 2010 | Marktwain
    Arizona has common sense gun laws. The concept that the government could or should only “allow” certain people to have guns stands the very concept of American jurisprudence on its head. It presumes that the government knows all, controls all, and should be doing so. It is wrong and ineffective. It is crazy to set up a huge expensive bureaucratic system, require everyone to jump though hoops and prove that they are *not* criminals in order to try, ineffectively, to prevent the few individuals who are not responsible, from having legal access to guns. This is a failed paradigm, and...
  • Mayors Push for Enforcement of Background Checks(Barf Alert)

    01/25/2011 3:54:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 24 January, 2010 | Meghan Keneally
    Members from the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition gathered in New York this morning to advocate for a simple solution to cutting down on gun violence: just adhere to the existing laws already on the books. The group, lead by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, released a press statement this morning calling for the government to crack down on background check loopholes. They are pushing for a stricter enforcement of the 1968 gun law that prohibits people with a history of drug abuse, criminal activity, or mental illness, from buying guns.
  • In defense spending bill,a map around congressional gridlock(gun)

    01/04/2011 4:12:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4 January, 2011 | Staff
    The defense authorization bill also contains a gun-control section that prohibits the defense secretary from requiring military personnel or civilian Defense Department employees to register privately owned guns stored in their homes outside military installations. It seems that in the wake of the Fort Hood shooting, a Defense Department independent review recommended a look at registering privately owned firearms by military personnel. Commanders of several bases, including Fort Campbell, Ky., and Fort Bliss, Tex., required registration of guns of personnel living off post. At Fort Riley, Kan., regulations required registration of guns owned not only by military personnel living off...
  • More From NSSF On Proposed ATF Long Gun Reporting

    12/31/2010 5:13:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    NSSF ^ | 30 December, 2010 | Larry Keane
    More on ATF Multiple Sales Reporting December 29, 2010 By Larry Keane An editorial in today’s Washington Post discussed the recent decision by ATF to require federally licensed firearms retailers along the Southwest border to report multiple sales, or other dispositions, of most semi-automatic rifles. Specifically this would impact .22 caliber or larger semi-automatic rifles that are capable of accepting a detachable magazine and are purchased by the same individual within five consecutive business days. Though the Post supports this ill-advised proposal, it did acknowledge the legitimacy surrounding one of industry’s objections: “When reports of its plan surfaced, the administration...
  • Gun regulators propose emergency plan (registration for multiple sales of some semiautomatic rifles)

    12/17/2010 6:21:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 17, 2010 | James V. Grimaldi and Sari Horwitz
    To stem the flow of guns to Mexico, federal firearms regulators are proposing an emergency requirement that certain gun dealers along the southwestern border report bulk sales of so-called assault weapons beginning as soon as January. Dealers would be required to alert authorities when they sell within five consecutive business days two or more semiautomatic rifles greater than .22 caliber with detachable magazines, according to the draft obtained by The Washington Post. Semiautomatic rifles such as AK-47s and AR-15s are favored by drug-trafficking organizations fighting the Mexican government. ATF chief spokesman Scot Thomasson declined to comment. The plan by the...
  • Chicago database a tool to discourage gun ownership, not to fight crime(IL)

    12/11/2010 4:56:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 December, 2010 | David Codrea
    “Mayor Richard Daley expressed frustration today that the Chicago Police Department has not set up a database to let police officers and firefighters know how many firearms are registered in each home in the city,” the Chicago Tribune reports. “A key piece” in the mayor’s response to a loss in the McDonald case, where the Supreme Court ruled the Second Amendment is applicable against state and local infringements, “[t]he mayor said it would help protect first responders by letting them know what kind of situation they might encounter when they went to calls in Chicago residences.” That, of course, is...
  • Vote Fraud Threatens Election Outcome: An Interview with Hans von Spakovsky

    10/29/2010 5:56:45 PM PDT · by unspun · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | October 29, 2010 | Roger Aronoff
    While Republicans and the Tea Party movement are poised to win a sweeping victory on November 2, a large and growing cloud hangs over the entire election process. While it has always been with us to some extent, new technologies, new forms of voting and a Justice Department that plays favorites with Americans’ voting rights now threaten our electoral system and our expectations of free and fair elections. In an exclusive in-depth interview, Accuracy in Media talked to Hans von Spakovsky about the various forms of voter fraud that are happening today, with specific examples, and the potential for massive...
  • Actual last minute early voter registrations in Yuma, AZ

    10/26/2010 9:18:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Yuma County Recorder Robyn Stallworth-Pouquette | 26 October, 2010 | Marktwain
    Yuma County early voter last minute registrations have been greatly exagerated. Yuma County Recorder, Robyn Stallworth-Pouquette spoke to the Yuma Countee Republican Central Committee an hour ago and described what has happened. While there have been large numbers of early permanent voter registrations submitted, there have not been the 3,000 with 65% rejected as has been reported in other stories. Robyn gave an excellent talk about the challenges that she and her staff have been facing and overcoming. The total number of early permanent registrations in the last 10 days has been 822, of which 102 have been rejected. Most...

    10/16/2010 10:36:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Prospector ^ | 27 December, 2000 | Dean Weingarten
    The holy grail of the anti self defense and anti rights special interest groups is gun registration. This is because once your gun is required to be registered, it is in effect, already confiscated. Only a little thought will reveal to you why this is so. The Government will know who has legal possession of each firearm. They will know where the firearm is stored. When physical possession of the gun is desired, they can order you to turn it in. This has happened repeatedly. The historical examples include NAZI Germany, Soviet Russia, Red China, and Cambodia. Recent examples include...
  • Oct. 12 is voter registration deadline in Virginia

    10/08/2010 5:09:55 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    Tues. Oct. 12 is the DEADLINE to register in time for the November election, in VA. Please tell you neighbors to register and VOTE!!
  • Voter registration question

    09/29/2010 7:48:16 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 11 replies
    September 29, 2010 | self
    I recently moved and registered to vote at my current location. I was curious about my registration at my past location. How do they know I am not there if I don't tell them? Just wondering.
  • Cleveland announces "voluntary" handgun registration; residents say "NO"(OH)

    09/22/2010 8:17:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 22 September, 2010 | drieck
    According to, "Cleveland residents who want to register their handguns can do so 24 hours a day, seven days a week." Let that idea sink in for a moment. Cleveland has launched a voluntary handgun registration program. For what purpose? We cannot fathom the logic behind this announcement. Are they expecting criminals to register their guns? Not likely. And if any law-abiding citizens register, what will authorities do with the information? It makes no sense. It makes even less sense when you consider the difficult and time-consuming process to register. From the article: Applicants will need to bring photo...
  • No Guts on Guns!(Canada)

    09/14/2010 5:18:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies ^ | 13 September, 2010 | paul.mott
    Guns don't kill people… PEOPLE kill people! Sounds flip, but it's undeniably true. Guns are tools, inanimate objects devoid of feelings. When unassisted by the human animal a gun is no more dangerous than a paperweight. Subsequently, any debate on how to control these THINGS is not only silly, but a waste of time. What we should be debating is how to control the MISUSE of guns… how to control the PEOPLE who have them. While the vast majority of gun owners are responsible, law-abiding folk, there are others (we'll call them the "Bad Guys") who need to be prompted...
  • Gun Registry Bill Moves Forward in California

    08/22/2010 6:47:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 20 August, 2010 | U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
    Columbus, OH --( A gun registry bill in California is dangerously close to passage. The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance sent out an action alert to California sportsmen earlier in the week on Assembly Bill 1810. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D- LA), would require the state to keep registration information for all firearm transfers, including from transfers of commonly used hunting rifles and shotguns. Current California law requires the state to keep a database containing information acquired from handgun transfers only. The information kept by the state includes the owner’s name and address as well as a description and...
  • California Moves Closer to Banning Open Carry & Registering All Long Guns

    08/17/2010 5:06:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies · 1+ views ^ | 16 August, 2010 | CRPA
    Sacramento, Ca --( Keep the pressure the legislature on AB 1810 and AB 1934. Voice your opposition! Both of these bills have made their way to the Senate, and the time for you to act is now! Use the CRPA website to CONTACT YOUR SENATOR TODAY and urge defeat of these bills! AB 1810 RIFLE AND SHOTGUN REGISTRATION AB 1810 SUMMARY: Applies the same regulations relating to the reporting and retention of records for handguns to long guns, as specified. Specifically, this bill conforms reporting and record retention provisions in order that transfers and information reporting and retention requirements for...
  • Gardai order audit of country’s gun owners(Ireland)

    06/14/2010 6:47:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies · 373+ views ^ | 13 June, 2010 | John Burke
    Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy has ordered an audit of the country’s gun owners, amid concerns over the ‘‘large number’’ of unregistered firearms across the country. Firearms groups were informed about the audit on June 2, the same day that 12 people were shot dead in Cumbria by taxi driver Derrick Bird. The audit will be conducted in ‘‘early July’’, according to correspondence seen by The Sunday Business Post. It will be carried out by garda superintendents in each district nationwide, under legislation originally devised to tackle organised crime gangs. The nationwide audit is aimed at people who own licensed guns,...