Tag Archive: Gun Bans


Beretta USA To Locate New Manufacturing Facility In Tennessee

 

 

” Beretta USA officials along with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty  announced today the company will expand its U.S. operations by building a new firearms manufacturing plant in the Gallatin Industrial Park. Beretta, a global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility. Beretta will create 300 new Tennessee jobs. The company is expected to complete construction on the facility this year. 

  Beretta is the world’s oldest manufacturing dynasty, operating since 1526 in Italy. The company is privately owned and operated by members of the 15th and 16th generations of the Beretta family. Beretta supplies quality sporting and self-defense firearms to consumers worldwide. The company manufactures the U.S. Armed Forces M-9 pistol, the standard sidearm of U.S. soldiers since 1985. Beretta will make firearms at the new Gallatin plant from both their sporting and tactical product lines. 

  Beretta, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world tracing its roots through 16 generations of continuous family ownership. Firearms bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years.  Beretta USA Corp. was founded in 1977 and supplies the standard sidearm to the U.S. Armed Forces.  Today, Beretta manufactures, distributes and markets a complete line of firearms, accessories and apparel.  Beretta also owns and operates six retail Beretta Gallery stores worldwide. For additional information, visit Beretta.com “

 

   Good for Beretta , good for Tennessee , good for gun owners everywhere . Thanks Martin O’Malley , you didn’t need the jobs anyway .

 

 

 

 

 

 

About these ads

Video: Ben Swann on RT America “Guns Are Not Driving The Violence In Chicago”

 

 

Published on Jan 7, 2014

” A federal judge Monday overturned Chicago’s ban on handgun sales and transfers within the city. The ordinance, passed by the city council in 2010, “goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearm,” US District Court Judge Edmond E. Chang wrote. The law outlawed gun shops and prohibited gun owners from taking firearms outside their homes. RT’s Ameera David talks to investigative journalist Ben Swann about what the ruling means for Second Amendment rights going forward.”

 

Read more at BenSwann.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don Kates: A Liberal Against Banning Guns

 

 

 

” Don Kates is professor emeritus of constitutional and criminal law specializing in gun ownership and gun control issues. He is also a research fellow at the Independent Institute, and is the editor of Firearms and Violence: Issues of Public Policy (1984).

  In this lecture at a San Francisco Libertarian Party event in 1989, Kates gives a history of gun ownership in America and speaks about the historical implications of the right to self-defense.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecticut Seems Surprised That People Are Ignoring Their Citizen Control Laws

” Connecticut State Police feel compelled to remind citizens that it is their duty under the state’s draconian new citizen control laws to register their most effective self-defense firearms and standard capacity magazines for more efficient future government confiscation:

  The state police have sent a reminder for gun owners that an important deadline is looming for two key parts of this year’s gun control law.

  Owners of guns classified as assault weapons must get assault weapon certificates by Dec. 31. They must submit an application for a certificate by that date along with proof that they bought the weapon before the law took effect April 4.

  Owners of magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds face the same Dec. 31 deadline. They too must submit an application form along with proof they owned the magazine before the law took effect. Note, even though the law allows people to keep their already-owned large-capacity magazines if they register them, it forbids loading them with more than 10 rounds at a time except in their homes or at a shooting range.

  Reason suggests that the state has sent out this “reminder” because the supermajority of citizens are ignoring the blatantly unconstitutional registration law, just as Americans have historically chosen to ignore previous registration laws. American citizens have apparently never complied by registering more than 25% of those firearms that were required to be registered by law (Illinois handgun registration in the 1970s was the dubious high-point), and at least 90-percent of Americans in other states ignore these more blatant citizen control laws designed to do little more than weaken citizens before the power of the government.”

   We are a nation founded on civil disobedience , established by civil disobedience  and made great by civil disobedience . It is in our blood . We are born into it and the history of the American Republic is a history of disobedience . 

    Where would we be without the Boston Tea Party ? Harriet Tubman ? Elizabeth Cady Stanton ? Martin Luther King ? Virtually every major societal change of the past two centuries has been brought about by private citizens working tirelessly for what they know is right by employing the time-worn methods of civil disobedience . It is as American a tradition as is the ownership of firearms .

    We are not a compliant people , nor do we bow down to the whims and edicts of our ruling class . History shows that the American people are imbued with a more finely tuned moral compass than are the moral reprobates typically elected to manage our affairs .

 

 

 

” I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward.  It is not so desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.”

Henry David Thoreau

 

 

 

 

  Here’s an update on gun registration and compliance from one of Connecticut’s northeast rivals in the Statism Game :

 

    Reason just published this piece regarding New York’s own registration scheme and how it is going , or not going , we just don’t know as the State refuses to release any statistics on the number of residents that have complied with Cuomo’s , passed in the dead of night , without hearings or debate , SAFE Act . 

    As even a fool can recognize , NY’s registration plan cannot be going well because if it was we all know that Cuomo and his goons would be singing from the rooftops about their successful ploy to save the state from mass murder .

    Below is a brief quote that explains how Cuomo used an arcane rule called a “message of necessity” to prohibit debate and eliminate the possibility of opponents mounting any kind of objections whatsoever . Another case of Dem’s using the NY State version of the nuclear option .

 

 

” Since 1938, The state Constitution has required a proposed bill to age for three days before a vote. It says:

  §14. No bill shall be passed or become a law unless it shall have been printed and upon the desks of the members, in its final form, at least three calendar legislative days prior to its final passage….

  Unless the government says so:

…unless the governor, or the acting governor, shall have certified, under his or her hand and the seal of the state, the facts which in his or her opinion necessitate an immediate vote thereon,…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The anti-gun crowd doesn’t want “compromise.” They want confiscation and control.

” In April, the Senate rejected the Toomey-Manchin gun control proposal. In the wake of its defeat many asked why gun owners and their organizations resisted so limited a measure. Granted, it would have had little but symbolic benefit. Its core was to require background checks at gun shows (which Bureau of Justice Statistics concluded involved a whole 0.8 percent of crime guns) and on Internet gun sales (a miniscule proportion, most of which probably go through licensed dealers anyway). But why not accept something so modest, in light of the draconian ideas then being floated as alternatives?

  Understanding the rejection requires understanding gun owners’ shared experiences. Compromise requires that both parties relinquish something. If your counterpart’s position is “give me this now, and I’ll take the rest later,” there is no real compromise to be had. Over decades, that has been precisely the experience of American gun owners.

  Back in 1976, Pete Shields, chairman of what is today the Brady Campaign, candidly laid out the blueprint for The New Yorker:

” We’re going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily — given the political realities — going to be very modest. Right now, though, we’d be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time. My estimate is from seven to ten years. The problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns sold in this country. The second problem is to get them all registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition — except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors — totally illegal.”

CHICAGO MURDERS SOAR: 67 SHOT, 11 KILLED OVER JULY 4 WEEKEND–SO FAR

 

 

 

” There were 67 people shot and 11 killed over the long Independence Day weekend in Chicago. Of the 67, eight were shot, with one killed, in a single Saturday evening attack in the West Side neighborhood of Lawndale.

For the 28 days leading up to this past Father’s Day weekend–another bloodbath itself, in which 46 were shot and 8 were killed, including one shot by a police officer–murder numbers matched 2012 exactly with 41. Chicago Police data show that in the two weeks following, another 27 were gunned down and killed.”

Gun Control Advocate Wants To Ban Forks, Knives, And Glass

 

 

 

” In a recent video interview, Anthony Gucciardi of Story Leak spoke with a man who not only wants to ban guns but everything else as well. The man started off by saying that we should ban all guns (including ones used for hunting purposes). He cited the statistics for gun murders being drastically lower in countries such as England, Holland, and Australia, where guns are currently banned, but failed to mention that violent crimes in those countries are much higher. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAN THE GOVERNMENT BAN ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’? CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS WEIGH IN

 

 

 

 

 

” This article is part of a series on Guns in America that explores the use of firearms in our country and the debate over gun control.

Since the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, one of the major responses has been to increase restrictions on gun rights, presumably to reduce the probability that a mass shooting will take place.

But what if their proposed methods for doing so are unconstitutional? That’s the argument advanced by some experts on constitutional law, who argue that the landmark cases of District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago protect against the most controversial ideas being proposed, such as an assault weapons ban. Moreover, even some renowned liberal experts on the same law law admit that the tools available to the government are limited.

Key questions in the debate are: Can the government ban assault weapons without violating the Constitution? If so, why? To answer these questions, TheBlaze spoke to legal authorities on both sides of the ideological divide, including some truly famous names within the realm of constitutional law. What we found may surprise you.

A Teaser To Pique Your Interest …

” On these grounds, at least one expert would toss out assault weapons bans entirely. That expert, Randy Barnett of Georgetown Law Center, explained his reasoning to theBlaze via phone:

“When you get down to specifics, I think some of the easier cases for finding unconstitutionality is the assault weapons ban, which bans a weapon in common use, which is the phrase that Heller used to describe the weapons that are protected by the Second Amendment,” Barnett told TheBlaze. “There’s hardly a weapon that’s in more common use than the AR-15 so-called assault weapon. I say so-called, because we all know this is a made-up category. They don’t fire any faster than a constitutionally protected handgun fires, and it’s typically less lethal than a handgun.” “

Read The Whole Thing

 

 

 

 

 

USA TODAY Poll: Public Support For Gun Control Ebbs

 

 

 

 

” Four months after the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a USA TODAY Poll finds support for a new gun-control law ebbing as prospects for passage on Capitol Hill seem to fade.

Americans are more narrowly divided on the issue than in recent months, and backing for a bill has slipped below 50%, the poll finds. By 49%-45%, those surveyed favor Congress passing a new gun-control law. In an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll in early April, 55% had backed a stricter gun law, which was down from 61% in February.”

 

Tugging at the heartstrings and attempting to “never let a crisis go to waste” failed this time around .

 

“So much of the support for gun control is emotional, following the Newtown tragedy,” says Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the non-partisanRothenberg Political Report. The December shooting at the Connecticut school left 20 children and six adults dead. “The longer you get away from there, people start thinking of other issues. They start thinking about terrorism or jobs or immigration, and not surprisingly, then some of the momentum behind gun control starts to fade.”

The Boston Marathon bombings last Monday also may have had an effect, he speculates. “It wouldn’t be shocking if people sitting in their homes in Massachusetts cities and towns thought to themselves, ‘Boy, I wish I had something to protect myself with if a terrorist came through the door now.'”

 

   Odd isn’t it ,  that nowhere in this article do we find mention of the astronomical ” 90% support” for new gun laws  claim so recently trumpeted from on high by our lord and savior Barack and his minions in the MSM ? More pie in the sky BS , more lies …

 

 

 

HT/Guns Save Lives

 

 

 

 

 

 

” UPDATE: We’ve been contacted by police chiefs and other groups or individuals who want to be counted among the valiant as well! Look for their list after the sheriffs.The following sheriffs, state sheriff’s associations, and police chiefs have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unconstitutional gun control measures.  We applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction.  

The remarkable thing about what these brave men and women are doing is that nobody told them to do it.  Neither the CSPOA nor any other organization that we are aware of contacted sheriffs across the nation and asked them to make statements; this is something sheriffs did on their own, or because their constituents requested it of them.  Soon, people started submitting letters and links to us, and it was such a remarkable thing that we started to collect all the names and list them together.  Then the miracle happened: Other sheriffs across the nation have been inspired by the courage of those who stood first.  Now we see the power of standing, even if you fear you may stand alone.

NOW, powered by the gaining momentum of this movement, the CSPOA has joined with other like-minded organizations in a largely volunteer effort to contact all the remaining sheriffs and ask them for a statement. You can read more about this effort here.

“I call on sheriffs all over this nation to add their voices to the growing numbers of faithful protectors of our freedom.”

- Richard Mack

Constitutional Duty of the Sheriff – Richard Mack

 

TOTAL STATE SHERIFFS ASSOCIATIONS: 17

Updated 04/18/2013

Note: A statement from a state association does not necessarily mean that every sheriff in the state supports it. One such case is is Florida, listed below. This statement was voted on and approved by a majority of the sheriffs in the association, but not by EVERY sheriff in the state. While other lists may include all sheriffs within such a state, we have chosen to list associations and individual sheriffs separately.

ASSOCIATION REASON FOR LISTING
California Sheriffs Association Link
Colorado Sheriffs Association Link
Florida Sheriffs Association Link
Georgia Sheriffs Association Link
Illinois Sheriffs Association Link
Indiana Sheriffs Association Link
Kentucky Sheriffs Association Link
Michigan Sheriffs Association Link
Missouri Sheriffs Association Link
Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Link
Nebraska Sheriffs Association Link
New Mexico Sheriffs Association Link
Oklahoma Sheriffs Association Link
South Carolina Sheriffs Association Link
Texas Sheriffs Association Link
Utah Sheriffs Association Link
Wyoming Sheriffs Association Link

 

 

 

 

TOTAL SHERIFFS: 421

Updated 04/18/2013

We are in the process of researching and posting links to online statements for all entities on these lists. You can help us by sending us links to statements by any of them.If you know a sheriff or association that should be listed: Please send us the sheriff’s full name, county, and state along with a link to an online statement by the sheriff if available. You may also email us supporting documents via the contact page.

Disclaimer: While we encourage all sheriffs and peace officers to join CSPOA, the list below includes members of the CSPOA and any others who have gone on record to uphold their oath by having made public statements, written open letters or contacted us personally and asked to be included. We have indicated which sheriffs are members of the CSPOA.We evaluate each sheriff on a case by case basis, but in general we are looking for sheriffs whose statements contain:

  • A reaffirmation that the sheriff will follow his or her oath and uphold the Constitution
  • An affirmation to support the constitutional second amendment rights of citizens in his or her jurisdiction

NOTE: Some persons or organizations on this list state that they are in favor of further gun restrictions in order to ‘keep guns out of the hands of criminals and/or the mentally ill.’ The CSPOA is NOT in favor of these programs becasue we realize they just can’t work without controls that would severely limit the freedoms of law abiding citizens. We also recognize that throughout history, gun registration is always followed by confiscation. And guess what: a required background check is the same thing as required registration. Let’s not be stupid. Once the info is on file, it’s going to be abused.HOWEVER, we are listing individuals who are still trying to have it both ways because we believe they have taken the first positive step by stating that they will defend the constitutional rights of the citizenry. We hope they will soon realize that the two ideas cannot exist together.

STATE COUNTY/PARISH/ETC. SHERIFF REASON FOR LISTING
AL Baldwin Huey ‘Hoss’ Mack Link
AL Barbour LeRoy Upshaw Personal request
AL Chilton Kevin Davis
AL Houston Andy Hughes Link
AL Lee Jay Jones
AL Madison Blake Dorning Link
AL Morgan Ana Franklin Link
AR Boone Mike Moore Link
AR Cross JR Smith Link
AR Nevada Danny Martin Link
AZ Cochise Mark J. Dannels Link
AZ Maricopa Joe Arpaio Link
AZ Mohave Tom Sheahan Link
AZ Pinal Paul Babeu Link
AZ Yavapai Scott Mascher Link
AZ Yuma Leon Wilmot Statement Link
CA Amador Martin Ryan Link
CA Butte Jerry Smith Link
CA Del Norte Dean Wilson Link
CA El Dorado John D’Agostini Link
CA Fresno Margaret Mims Link
CA Humboldt Mike Downey Link
CA Kern Donny Youngblood Link
CA Lassen Dean Growdon Link
CA Mendocino Thomas Allman CSPOA MemberLink
CA Modoc Mike Poindexter Link
CA Nevada Keith Royal Link
CA Placer Edward Bonner Link
CA Plumas Greg Hagwood Link
CA San Luis Obispo Ian S. Parkinson Link
CA Shasta Tom Bosenko
CA Sierra John Evans Link
CA Siskiyou Jon Lopey Link
CA Stanislaus Adam Christianson Link
CA Tehama David Hencraft Link
CA Trinity Bruce Haney Link
CA Tuolumne James W. Mele Link
CO Custer Fred Jobe Link
CO Douglas Dave Weaver Link
CO El Paso Terry Maketa Link
CO Elbert Shayne Heap Video Link
CO Fremont Jim Beicker Link
CO Garfield Lou Vallario Link
CO Gilpin Bruce Hartman Video Link
CO Hinsdale Ronald B. Bruce Link
CO Jackson Scott Fischer Link
CO Jefferson Ted Mink video Link
CO Larimer Justin Smith Link
CO Logan Brett L. Powell Link
CO Mesa Stan Hilkey Link
CO Moffat Tim Jantz Link
CO Montrose Rick Dunlap Link
CO Prowers James Faull Link
CO Pueblo Kirk M. Taylor Link
CO Rio Grande Brian Norton Link
CO Routt Garrett Wiggins Link
CO Sedgwick Randy Peck Link
CO Summit John Minor Link
CO Teller Michael A. Ensminger Link
CO Washington Larry Kuntz Link
CO Weld John Cooke News Artile Link
DE Sussex Jeff Christopher Link
FL Bay Frank McKeithen Link
FL Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey Link
FL Clay Rick Beseler
FL Collier Kevin Rambosk Statement Link
FL Hamilton Harrell Reid Link
FL Lee Mike Scott Statement Link
FL Martin Bill Snyder
FL Polk Grady Judd Link
FL Seminole Donald F. Eslinger Link
FL Walton Michael Adkinson
GA Carroll Terry Langley Link
GA Cherokee Roger Garrison
GA Cobb Neil Warren
GA Columbia Clay Whittle Link
GA Fannin Dane Kirby
GA Fayette Barry Babb
GA Gilmer Stacy Nicholson
GA Gwinnett Butch Conway
GA Oconee Scott Berry Link
GA Paulding Gary Gulledge
GA Pike Jimmy Thomas
GA Putnam Howard R. Sills Link
GA Rockdale Eric J. Levett Link
GA Spalding Wendell Beam
GA Tift Gene Scarbrough Personal request
GA Towns Christopher M. Clinton Link
GA Twiggs R. Darren Mitchum
GA Upson Dan Kilgore
GA Walton Joe Chapman
IA Cedar Warren M. Wethington
ID Adams Ryan K. Zollman Signed Petition
ID Bannock Lorin W. Neilsen Link
ID Benewah Dave Resser CSPOA member
ID Bonner Daryl Wheeler
ID Canyon Kieran Donahue
ID Clark Bart May
ID Clearwater Chris Goetz
ID Fremont Len Humphries Signed Petition
ID Gem Chuck Rolland
ID Idaho Doug Giddings
ID Jerome Doug McFall
ID Lewis Brian Brokop
ID Madison Roy Klingler
ID Nez Perce Joe Rodriguez
ID Oneida J.P. Semrad Requested personally
ID Payette Chad Huff Emailed CSPOALink
ID Shoshone Mitch Alexander
ID Twin Falls Tom Carter CSPOA MemberLink
ID Washington Matt Thomas
IL Champaign Dan Walsh Link
IL Clark Jerry Parsley
IL Clinton Mike Kreke Link
IL Crawford Todd W. Liston Signed Petition
IL DuPage John Zaruba Link
IL Edgar Edward Motley
IL Ford Mark R. Doran Link
IL Iroquois Derek Hagen
IL McLean Mike Emery
IL St. Clair Richard Watson Signed Petition
IN Boone Ken Campbell
IN Elkhart Bradley D. Rogers Signed Petition
IN Franklin Ken Murphy
IN Hancock Michael Shepherd CSPOA member
IN Ripley Tom Grills
KS Harvey Walton Townsend CSPOA member
KS Johnson Frank Denning
KS Linn Barry Walker CSPOA member
KS Sherman Burton Pianalto CSPOA member
KS Sumner Darren Chambers CSPOA member
KY Bath John Snedegar
KY Boone Michael A. Helmig
KY Bullitt Dave Greenwell Link
KY Jackson Denny Peyman Link
KY Kenton Chuck Korzenborn
KY Powell Scott F. Harrison
MD Carroll Ken Tregoning
MD Frederick Charles A. Jenkins
MD Kent John Price Link
MD St. Mary’s Timothy Cameron Video of hearingsLink
MD Wicomico Mike Lewis Link
MI Baraga Bob Teddy Signed Petition
MI Barry Dar Leaf Signed Petition
MI Benzie Ted Schendel Link Signed Petition
MI Chippewa Robert Savoie Link
MI Clare John Wilson Signed Petition
MI Kent Larry Stelma
MI Menominee Kenny Marks CSPOA memberLink
MI St. Joseph Bradley Balk
MI Tuscola Leland Teschendorf
MN Anoka James Stuart Page 12 of newsletter
MN Itasca Victor Williams Link
MN Otter Tail Brian Schlueter
MN Pine Robin Cole Link
MN Ramsey Matt Bostrom
MN Stearns John Sanner
MN Yellow Medicine Bill Flaten
MO Atchison Dennis D. Martin Signed Petition
MO Barry Mick Epperly
MO Barton Larry Mitchell Shaw Link
MO Bollinger Darin Shell Link
MO Boone Dwayne Carey Link
MO Butler Mark Dobbs
MO Cape Girardeau John Jordan Link
MO Christian Joey Kyle
MO Gasconade Randy Esphorst
MO Henry J. Kent Oberkorm Link
MO Jasper Randee Kaiser
MO Johnson Charles Heiss
MO Lawrence Brad A. DeLay Link
MO Lincoln John Cottle Link
MO Livingston Steve Cox
MO Marion Jimmy Shinn
MO Mercer Stephen Stockman
MO Oregon George R. Underwood
MO Osage Michael Dixon
MO Ralls Gerry Dinwiddie
MO Shannon Steven R. Blunkall
MO Texas James Sigman Link
MO Warren Kevin T. Harrison
MS DeSoto Bill Rasco
MS Forrest Billy McGee
MS Monroe Cecil Cantrell
MT Cascade Bob Edwards
MT Lake Jay Doyle
MT Lewis and Clark Leo Dutton
MT Musselshell Woodrow Weitzeil
MT Powell Scott F. Howard
MT Ravalli Chris Hoffman
MT Sanders Tom Rummel
MT Wibaux Darby Harrington
MT Yellowstone Mike Linder
NC Brunswick John Ingram Link
NC Catawba Coy Reid
NC Cleveland Alan Norman
NC Craven Jerry G. Monette Signed Petition
NC Franklin Jerry Jones
NC Harnett Larry Rollins
NC Henderson Charlie McDonald
NC Johnston Steve Bizzell Link
NC Lee Tracy Carter
NC Rockingham Sam Page
NC Sampson Jimmy Thornton
NC Stokes Mike Marshall
NC Union Eddie Cathey
NC Wake Donnie Harrison
NC Wayne Carey Winders
NE Dakota Chris Kleinberg
NH Grafton Douglas R Dutile
NM Bernalillo Dan Houston
NM Catron Shawn Menges
NM Chaves Patrick R Jennings
NM Cibola Johnny Valdez
NM Colfax Jim Maldonado
NM De Baca Dennis A. Cleaver
NM Dona Ana Todd Garrison
NM Eddy Scott London
NM Grant Raul Holguin
NM Guadalupe Michael R Lucero
NM Harding Herman Martinez
NM Hidalgo Saturnino Madero
NM Lea Mark Hargrove
NM Lincoln Robert Sheppard
NM Los Alamos Marco Lucero
NM Luna Raymond Cobos
NM Otero Benny House
NM Quay Joe Schallert
NM Rio Arriba Joe Mascarenas
NM Roosevelt Darren Hooker
NM San Juan Ken Christesen
NM San Miguel Benjie Vigil
NM Santa Fe Robert Garcia
NM Sierra Joe Baca
NM Socorro Phillip Montoya
NM Taos Miguel Romero Jr
NM Torrance Heath White
NM Union William Spriggs
NM Valencia Louis Burkhard
NV Churchill Benjamin D. Trotter CSPOA member
NV humboldt Ed Kilgpore
NV Nye Tony DeMeo
NY Erie Timothy B. Howard
NY Greene Greg Sealy Link
NY Otsego Richard Devlin Jr.
NY Putnam Donald Smith
NY Saratoga James D. Bowen Link
NY Schoharie Tony Desmond
NY Steuben David Cole
NY Suffolk Vincent DeMarco
OH Allen Sam Crish
OH Auglaize Al Solomon
OH Fairfield Dave Phalen Link
OH Hancock Michael E. Heldman
OH Mercer Jeff Grey
OH Montgomery Phil Plummer Contacted via email
OH Preble Michael Simpson
OH Richland J. Steve Sheldon
OK Cleveland Joe Lester Link
OK Jackson Roger LeVick
OK Major Steve Randolph
OK McCurtain Johnny Tadlock
OK Wagoner Bob ‘Big Block’ Colbert
OR Baker Mitchell Southwick
OR Coos Craig Zanni Link
OR Crook Jim Hensley
OR Curry John Bishop
OR Deschutes Larry Blanton
OR Douglas John Hanlin
OR Grant Glenn E. Palmer
OR Jackson Mike Winters
OR Josephine Gil Gilbertson
OR Klamath Frank Skrah
OR Linn Tim Mueller Link
OR Malheur Brian Wolfe
OR Marion Jason Myers
OR Multnomah Dan Staton
OR Polk Bob Wolfe
OR Union Boyd Rasmussen Link
OR Wallowa Steve Rogers
OR Washington Pat Garrett
OR Yamhill Jack Crabtree
PA Adams Jim Muller
PA Berks Eric J. Weaknecht
PA Bradford Clinton J. Walters
PA Butler Michael T. Slupe Link
PA Cambria Bob Kolar Link
PA Chester Carolyn ‘Bunny’ Welsh Statement Link
PA Cumberland Ronny R. Anderson CSPOA member
PA Elk Jeffrey C. Krieg Signed Petition
PA Juniata Tom Lyter Personal contact
PA Lancaster Mark Reese Link
PA Lebanon Michael DeLeo Signed Petition
PA Montour Ray C. Gerringer.pdf Link
PA Northumberland Ed Quiggle, Jr. Link
PA Pike Philip Bueki Link
PA Venango Eric Foy CSPOA member
PA Westmoreland Jonathan Held Link
SC Abbeyville Ronnie Ashley
SC Berkeley Wayne DeWitt
SC Charleston Al Cannon Video Link
SC Cherokee Steve Mueller Signed Petition
SC Edgefield Adell Dobey
SC Kershaw Jim Matthews
SC Lexington James Metts
SC Pickens Rick Clark
SC Spartanburg Chuck Wright Link
SC York Bruce Bryant
TN Bradley Jim Ruth
TN Dyer Jeff Box
TN Hamblen Esco R Jarnagin CSPOA Blog post
TN Hamilton Jim Hammond
TN McNairy Guy Buck Link
TN White Oddie Shoupe
TX Anderson Greg Taylor Link
TX Angelina Greg Sanches Signed Petition
TX Aransas Bill Mills Link
TX Armstrong J.R. Walker Signed Petition
TX Austin Jack Brandes
TX Blanco Robert Morgan Signed Petition
TX Burnet W.T. Smith
TX Cherokee James Campbell Link
TX Coke Wayne McCutchen Signed Petition
TX Collin Terry Box Link
TX Coryell Johnny Burks Signed Petition
TX Cottle Rickey Lawrence Link Signed Petition
TX Dallam Bruce Scott CSPOA member
TX Edwards Pamela L. Elliott Signed Petition
TX Ellis Johnny Brown
TX Fannin Dane Kirby
TX Fisher J.A. Robinson Signed Petition
TX Foard Mike Brown Signed Petition
TX Fort Bend Troy E. Nehls Link
TX Galveston Henry Trochesset
TX Grayson Keith Gary Letter Link
TX Grimes Donald Sowell Link Signed Petition
TX Guadalupe Arnold S. Zwicke Link
TX Hardin Ed Cain CSPOA member
TX Hartley Frank Scott CSPOA memberLink
TX Hill Michael Cox
TX Hockley R. C. Cheek Signed Petition
TX Hopkins Butch Adams Signed Petition
TX Hudspeth Arvin West
TX Hunt Randy Meeks Signed Petition
TX Hutchinson Don L Johnson
TX Jasper Mitchell Newman Signed Petition
TX Johnson Bob Alford
TX Kaufman David A Byrnes Link
TX Liberty Bobby Rader Link
TX Lipscomb James Robertson Link Signed Petition
TX Live Oak Larry R. Bursby Signed Petition
TX Loving Billy B. Hopper Signed Petition
TX Mason Buster Nixon
TX McCulloch Earl Howell
TX McLennan Parnell McNamara
TX Mills Clint Hammonds
TX Montgomery Tommy Gage Link
TX Moore J.E. ‘Bo’ DeArmond Signed Petition
TX Motley Chris Spence Signed Petition
TX Nacogdoches Jason Bridges Signed Petition
TX Newton Edward L. Shannon Link
TX Oldham David Medlin
TX Pecos Cliff Harris Signed Petition
TX Potter Brian Thomas Signed Petition
TX Randall Joel W. Richardson
TX Schleicher David R. Doran Signed Petition
TX Shackelford Edward A. Miller Signed Petition
TX Smith Larry Smith
TX Swisher Cody Grubb Signed Petition
TX Taylor Ricky Bishop Link
TX Titus Tim Ingram Signed Petition
TX Waller R. Glenn Smith
TX Wichita David Duke Signed Petition
UT Beaver Cameron M. Noel Link
UT Box Elder Joseph Yeates Link
UT Cache G. Lynn Nelson Link
UT Carbon James Cordova Link
UT Daggett Jerry Jorgensen Link
UT Davis Todd Richardson Link
UT Duchesne Travis Mitchell Link
UT Emery Greg Funk Link
UT Garfield James D. Perkins Link
UT Grand Steven White Link
UT Iron Mark Gower Link
UT Juab Alden Orme Link
UT Kane Lamont Smith Link
UT Millard Robert Dekker Link
UT Morgan Blaine Breshears Link
UT Piute Marty Gleave Link
UT Rich Dale Stacey Link
UT San Juan Rick Eldredge Link
UT Sanpete Brian Nielson Link
UT Sevier Nathan Curtis Link
UT Summit David Edmunds Link
UT Tooele Frank Park Link
UT Uintah Jeff Merrell Link
UT Utah James Tracy Link
UT Wasatch Todd Bonner Link
UT Washington Cory Pulsipher Link
UT Wayne Kurt Taylor Link
UT Weber Terry Thompson Link
VA Williamsburg – James City Robert J. Deeds Link
WA Asotin Ken Bancroft
WA Chelan Brian Burnett Link Signed Petition
WA Douglas Harvey Gjesdal Link
WA Grant Tom Jones Link
WA Klickitat Rick McComas Link
WA Lincoln Wade W. Magers Link
WA Pend Oreille Alan Botzheim Link
WA Skamania Dave Brown
WA Whitman Brett Myers
WA Yakima Ken Irwin Link
WI Florence Jeff Rickaby Personal RequestLink
WI Milwaukee David Clarke Link
WI Washington Dale K. Schmidt Link
WV Boone William “Randall” White Link
WV Hardy Bryan Ward Link
WV Logan Sonya M. Dingess Porter Link
WV Raleigh Steve Tanner Link
WV Roane Mike Harper Link
WV Wood Ken Merritt Link

Beretta Leaves Maryland Because Of Stricter Gun Laws

 

 

 

” New legislation is forcing gun manufacturing company Beretta to uproot and take their business elsewhere.

Established in 1526, Beretta holds the distinction of being the oldest active firearms manufacturer in the world. The U.S. factory is located in Accokeek, Maryland, and has been a staple of the local economy for years.

Beretta warned that stricter gun control laws would push the company outside of state lines, but that didn’t stop Maryland legislators. Jeffrey Reh, a spokesman for Beretta who also serves as the President of Stoeger Industries under Beretta, announced that the company would begrudgingly uproot and take its business elsewhere.

Beretta’s bold move is regrettable but understandable. Reh told reporters, “Why expand in a place where the people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?” “

 

 

 

 

Republican Congressman: I’ll Kill Any Gun Control Bill That Passes The Senate With A “Blue Slip.”

 

 

 

 

“The Democrat gun ban is dead on arrival. I will introduce in the House a blue slip resolution that will automatically kill the Senate gun ban,” said Stockman. “Not only are Democrats on the wrong side of public opinion, they are on the wrong side of the Constitution. You can’t strip Americans of their gun rights, and you certainly can’t do it by having the Senate create a national tax on firearms. They are in violation of constitutional limits on federal power.”

What Stockman is referring to there is the Constitution’s requirement that “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.”

 

 

 

 

 

U.N. Passes Sweeping International Arms Regulation Viewed By Some As Second Amendment Override

 

 

 

 

” The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday signed off on a sweeping, first-of-its-kind treaty to regulate the international arms trade, brushing aside worries from U.S. gun rights advocates that the pact could lead to a national firearms registry and disrupt the American gun market.

The long-debated U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) requires countries to regulate and control the export of weaponry such as battle tanks, combat vehicles and aircraft and attack helicopters, as well as parts and ammunition for such weapons. It also provides that signatories will not violate arms embargoes, international treaties regarding illicit trafficking, or sell weaponry to countries for genocide, crimes against humanity or other war crimes.

With the Obama administration supporting the final treaty draft, the General Assembly vote was 155 to 3, with 22 abstentions. IranSyria and North Korea voted against it.

American gun rights activists, though, insist the treaty is riddled with loopholes and is unworkable in part because it includes “small arms and light weapons” in its list of weaponry subject to international regulations. They do not trust U.N. assertions that the pact is meant to regulate only cross-border trade and would have no impact on domestic U.S. laws and markets.”

 

 

 

 

 

Dianne Feinstein Caught Lying About Her Past Gun Grab Intentions

 

 

” In less than a minute, this video will expose Dianne Feinstein’s lies about her real intentions behind gun bans.”

Vet Group Responds to Proposed PTSD Gun Limits

 

 

 

” The Disabled American Veterans has written a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., because of a recent statement she made that post-traumatic stress disorder “is a new phenomenon” and should be a factor in whether a veteran is allowed to own a gun.

In a nearly 900-word letter DAV Executive Director Barry A. Jesinoski said Feinstein’s comments are not accurate and only perpetuate a popular falsehood linking PTSD and violence.

“We ask that you clarify your statement to reassure people that you hold no such bias toward veterans or military service members,” he said.

 

“We do not believe an assumption should be made based on anecdotal evidence that an individual diagnosed with PTSD should automatically be considered incapable of governing one’s anger and thoughts of violence,” he wrote. “This kind of assumption fosters the social stigma and discrimination that challenges individuals in their efforts towards mental health rehabilitation and recovery.” “

 

 

 

 

Gun Rights Groups Converge On The Connecticut State Capitol

 

Gun Rights Advocates Voice Concerns in Hartford

 

 

 

” Prominent gun rights groups and their supporters are convening at the Connecticut State Capitol Monday to protest new proposed gun-control measures and to remind lawmakers of the long history and economic importance of the state’s storied firearm industry.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is joining with the National Rifle Association, the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, and the  Connecticut Citizens Defense League to hold a “Lobby Day” Monday at the second floor atrium of the Connecticut state capitol’s Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

The 10 a.m. event, replete with a complimentary shuttle service and transportation volunteers in orange hats, aims to protect the Connecticut gun industry from legislative efforts that could cause thousands of layoffs in the state.

Last week, Democrats on a gun control task force in the state legislature proposed banning modern sporting rifles by July 1 and confiscating magazines over 10 rounds by October 1. Further legislative committee hearings are scheduled this week to discuss the proposals.

An assault-weapons ban would cause approximately 1,700 job losses in Connecticut alone, according to the NSSF.

Approximately 2,900 Connecticut residents work for gun makers, while another 4,400 work for companies that would also be affected by the ban, according to the NSSF.”

 

 

See Also :

Gun Rights Advocates Voice Concerns in Hartford

 

” Hundreds of gun rights advocates, including the state’s gun manufacturers filled the halls of the Legislative Office Building on Monday.

They are trying to put the pressure on state lawmakers to vote against tougher gun control laws.

Advocates say responsible gun owners will be punished if new laws are passed.”

 

 

 

 

—-

johngalt:

   Unbelievable . So in dedicating their lives to protect their country , their country in return is going to make that very sacrifice reason to take away one of the soldier’s GOD-given rights . We are sure that will do wonders for enlistment . Colorado has gone absolutely mad .

   But the sentiment is not limited to Colorado Idiots …. California breeds them too … Dianne Feinstein joins the chorus .

Feinstein: Veterans May Have PTSD And Should Not Be Exempt From Assault Weapons Ban

” SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN: If I understand this, this adds an exemption of retired military. As I understand our bill, no issue has arose in this regard during the 10 years the expired ban was in effect and what we did in the other bill was exempt possession by the United States or a department or agency of the United States. So that included active military.

The problem with expanding this is that, you know, with the advent of PTSD, which I think is a new phenomenon as a product of the Iraq War, it’s not clear how the seller or transferrer of a firearm covered by this bill would verify that an individual was a member, or a veteran, and that there was no impairment of that individual with respect to having a weapon like this.”

Shameful is right !

Originally posted on Twitchy:

During Friday’s marathon gun control hearing in the Colorado Senate, Republican Sen. Kent Lambert offered an amendment to exempt active military members, veterans and their families from the gun magazine ban.

Enter Sen. Mary Hodge, a disgraceful Dem who urged fellow lawmakers to oppose the exemption because “some of them come back with significant mental health problems.”

Responding to Hodge, Lambert noted that there are already laws to prevent mentally ill people from owning firearms. Here’s a rough transcript of the exchange between…

View original 619 more words

Gun Subject-Control Drive To Get First Votes In Congress

 

 

 

” Wider background checks had been seen as having a good chance in Congress, but the effort has stumbled in recent days over a dispute about whether to keep records of private gun sales.Republicans fear such records would be a first step to a government register of gun owners.

Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma appeared more optimistic on Thursday about the possibility of reaching an agreement with Democrats on background checks.

“I think we’ll ultimately get there even though the outside groups aren’t comfortable with it yet,” Coburn said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

The drive for gun-control laws has taken on a new urgency since the December shooting in which a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a school in Newtown, Connecticut.

It has become one of Obama’s top domestic priorities, along with immigration reform and fixing a series of budget messes.

But reviving an assault-weapons ban that expired in 2004 has almost no chance in Congress, with opposition from Republicans and some Democrats.

The two parties are closer to agreement on the two lesser elements of the gun-control drive: cracking down on the illegal trafficking of firearms and bolstering school security.”

 

   What the hell happened to Tom Coburn ? He used to be a man of principle and believer in liberty . They’ve all over-stayed their welcome in DC . Now he’s turned into some sort of Olympia Snow ? Oklahoma … call your Senator … he needs a reminder of what he is supposed to stand for .

 

 

Update: Maybe Coburn is growing a pair . Keep burning up those phone lines folks .

 

” Democrats had hoped to reach a bipartisan deal on expanding federal background checks with conservative Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. But on Wednesday, Democrats set aside their efforts to win over Coburn after weeks of talks failed to resolve a dispute over requiring that records of private sales be retained.

Their inability to craft a deal with Coburn was a blow to Democrats because of his solid conservative credentials and “A” rating with the NRA. His support could have meant backing from other Senate Republicans and even moderate Democrats, including several facing 2014 re-election campaigns in GOP-leaning states.”

 

 

Eugene ‘Ceasefire Oregon’ Anti Assault Weapons Rally Fails To Draw Crowd

 

 

 

” As presented through educational foundation Ceasefire Oregon, the theme of the rally was the safety of our children in public schools and pending Oregon state and federal gun legislation. In attendance was Mayor Kitty Piercy, and no more than 20 caring souls, including members of the press.

This Examiner noted a rather subdued crowd bordering on complacency. There was neither applause nor shining accolades pressed upon Odinson, as the rally ended to the soulful sounds of guitar music.”

 

 

    Where is that massive groundswell of support for the banning of those “evil assault weapons” we are constantly told about by the MSM ? Nowhere in evidence in liberal Eugene Oregon on a Saturday afternoon , that’s for sure .

 

 

 

Colorado Dems Seek To Ban State’s Most Widely Used Hunting Shotgun…

 

 

“Hundreds of thousands of pheasant hunters are probably going to be carrying around a gun they won’t be able to replace after July 1 this year,” he said.

Brophy points to a section of the bill that defines a high-capacity magazine as one capable of accepting or — that can be readily converted — to accept more than 15 rounds or eight shotgun shells.

 

 

 

—–

 

For The Sake Of Our Heritage And Our Youth , Support The NRA

 

“Katie Francis is one of the youngest female junior shooters in the circuit. At only 13-years-old, she has already accomplished more than most. Her father, Sergeant First Class Chad Francis, bought her a .22 when she was 9-years-old. At the age of 10, she got her first buck, an 8-point, with an AR-15. Today, the ambitious teenager has her sights set high, and counts the possibility of making an Olympic appearance as one of her goals.Unfortunately, the guns and magazines shooters like Katie use would be banned under anti-gun legislation supported by President Obama.”

The Criminology of Firearms

 

 

 

” In 2004, the National Academy of Sciences reviewed 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications and some empirical research of its own about guns. The Academy could not identify any gun restriction that had reduced violent crime, suicide or gun accidents.

Why don’t gun bans work? Because they rely on voluntary compliance by gun-using criminals. Prohibitionists never see this absurdity because they deceive themselves into thinking that, as Katherine Christoffel has said: “[M]ost shootings are not committed by felons or mentally ill people, but are acts of passion that are committed using a handgun that is owned for home protection.”

Christoffel, et al., are utterly wrong. The whole corpus of criminological research dating back to the 1890’s shows murderers “almost uniformly have a long history of involvement in criminal behavior,” and that “[v]irtually all” murderers and other gun criminals have prior felony records—generally long ones.

While only 15 percent of Americans have criminal records, roughly 90 percent of adult murderers have prior adult records—exclusive of their often extensive juvenile records—with crime careers of six or more adult years including four major felonies. Gerald D. Robin, writing for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, notes that, unlike ordinary gun owners, “the average murderer turns out to be no less hardened a criminal than the average robber or burglar.” “

 

 

READ IT ALL , And SPREAD IT FAR AND WIDE 

 

 

 

——

Colorado Bill Would Make Gun Manufacturers And Sellers Liable For ‘Assault Rifle’ Users

 

 

 

 

 

 

The State of Colorado part IV

(Part I, part II and part III)

” Colorado Senate president John Morse has proposed yet another piece of gun control legislation for the state, one that would make gun manufacturers, distributors and gun sellers responsible for the actions of the people they sell or give guns to. This includes individual sellers, making everyone in the chain a potential target for civil suits.

The Senate Bill 196, also called the “Assault Weapons Responsibility Act”, was introduced Feb. 27 and it defines an ‘assault rifle’ as as any firearm other than a handgun, shotgun, bolt-action or lever-action rifle. The bill identifies two exemptions for use. The first is for defense of the home and the other for law enforcement. This bill would make a person liable even if they use a firearm legally, and also in the case of accidents.

It could, and probably will be argued, however, that this law is in direct conflict with the 2005 federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act which protects manufacturers and sellers from liability if an individual uses a gun in a crime. “

 

 

 

——————————————————–

Cuomo To Modify Strict Gun Control Laws To Exempt Hollywood…

 

 

 

” (CBS) – Just a month after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the strictest gun control law in the country, state officials plan to make some exemptions.

The law toughened restrictions on military-style rifles and high-capacity semiautomatic handguns, but those restrictions will be changed so those types of weapons can be used on the sets of television shows and movies being shot in New York.

An estimated 10,000 opponents of the new restrictions will descend on Albany Thursday as legislators consider additional amendments. “

 

 

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,237 other followers