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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...