Tag Archive: Second Amendment


Ma Police Chiefs Want ‘Sole Discretion’ To Decide Who May Own A Long Gun

 

 

 

That’s an awfully white crowd of police chiefs demanding more gun people control … must be racists …

 

 

” Massachusetts police chiefs are unhappy with state lawmakers for dropping a provision that would have given them “sole discretion” in deciding who can own a long gun, be it a shotgun or a rifle.

  On July 18, Breitbart News reported that although the state Senate passed new gun control, they first struck down the provision that police chiefs were eager to see passed. 

  According to Fox News, Massachusetts police chiefs already get the final say on who can or can’t have a handgun permit, and the chiefs argue that extending them the same authority for long guns would increase “public safety.”

” Police chiefs from throughout the state and gun control advocates converged on the Statehouse in Boston [on July 22] to blast state senators for removing the provision.” “

 

 

Samuel and John Adams are rolling over in their graves right about now …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Connecticut Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Foley Betrays Gun Owners – Supports Gun Grabber

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Tom Foley, the winner of the Republican Convention for governor in the state of Connecticut, gave strong support for Second Amendment supporters. However after doing so, Foley then turned his back on them and encouraged his delegates to vote for the number one Republican anti-gun politician, John McKinney. A last minute decision, according to video documenter Palin Smith, “put McKinney over the 15% threshold of primary election qualification.” This leaves gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti as a possible Dark Horse in the race.

  Palin Smith has contributed many necessary videos documenting the fiasco that is going on in Connecticut. In this latest one, a delegate to the convention said that Tom Foley talks a good game, but it was his actions that were disturbing.”

 

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DC Gun Carry Ban On The Line In Supreme Court Drake Case

 

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” Washington, D.C. has never allowed residents to carry guns outside the home in modern history, but that may be about to change. The Supreme Court is primed to take on the controversial issue of what, if any, limits are allowed to the Second Amendment right to bear arms in the Drake v. Jerejian case.

  On Monday, the court could announce whether it will hear the petition of John Drake, an ATM owner who carries large amounts of cash but was denied a carry permit by New Jersey because it does not consider self-defense a “justifiable need.”

  The case challenges whether the seven “may issue” states can force citizens to show a special need to carry a firearm for self-defense. The District of Columbia denies all carry rights. If the court overturns Drake, it would force the nation’s capital to come up with some procedure for residents to legally take their guns outside the home.”

 

 

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NRA Calls For Universal Conceal Carry Gun Law For Crossing State Lines

 

 

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” With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association’s focus at this week’s annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the gun owners travel across the country.

  The nation’s largest gun-rights group, which officially opens its meeting of about 70,000 people Friday in Indianapolis, wants Congress to require that concealed weapons permits issued in one state be recognized everywhere, even when the local requirements differ. Advocates say the effort would eliminate a patchwork of state-specific regulations that lead to carriers unwittingly violating the law when traveling.

“ Right now it takes some legal research to find out where you are or are not legal depending on where you are,” said Guy Relford, an attorney who has sued communities for violating an Indiana law that bars local gun regulation. “I don’t think that’s right.” “

 

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Nathan Deal Signs Broad Gun Rights Expansion

 

 

 

 

 

” Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation today that would vastly expand where Georgians can legally carry firearms, a proposal that has drawn heaps of praise and scorn from outside groups.

“ People who follow the rules can protect themselves and their families from people who don’t follow the rules,” said Deal, adding: “The Second Amendment should never be an afterthought. It should reside at the forefronts of our minds.”

  House Bill 60, which passed in the final hours of this year’s legislative session, allows Georgians to legally carry firearms in a wide range of new places, including schools, bars, churches and government buildings. A recent analysis also said it could let felons use the state’s “stand your ground” rules to claim self-defense if they feel threatened.” 

 

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Texas Monthly Talks Ted Nugent

 

 

 

 

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” Rock musician Ted Nugent discusses his views on the Second Amendment with Evan Smith, editor of TEXAS MONTHLY.”

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NRA Protestors: ‘Second Amendment, That’s Baloney!’

 

 

 

 

 

 

” On Monday, MRCTV’s Dan Joseph decided to pay members of the Reston-Herndon Alliance To End Gun Violence a visit at their monthly protest outside the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax.  The group comes out to rail against the NRA, a pro-Second Amendment organization with five million loyal members, on the 14th of every month to commemorate the horrific Newtown shooting.

  Although, like most gun control advocates, they reiterated the same talking points that aim to curb our Second Amendment rights and leave law-abiding citizens unarmed and defenseless.

  One woman said that they were at the NRA to tell them that “30,000 people die of gun violence in this country every year, and it’s their fault.” “

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Kansas Lawmakers OK Bill To Void Local Gun Rules

 

 

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” Kansas legislators gave final approval Saturday to a bill that would nullify city and county gun restrictions and ensure that it’s legal across the state to openly carry firearms, a measure the National Rifle Association sees as a nationwide model for stripping local officials of their gun-regulating power.

  The House approved the legislation, 102-19, a day after the Senate passed it, 37-2. The measure goes next to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. He hasn’t said whether he’ll sign it, but he’s a strong supporter of gun rights and has signed other measures backed by the NRA and the Kansas State Rifle Association.

  Kansas law doesn’t expressly forbid the open carrying of firearms, and the attorney general’s office has in the past told local officials that some restrictions are allowed. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., has prohibited the practice, but the bill would sweep any such ban away, except to allow cities and counties to prevent openly carried weapons inside public buildings.”

 

 

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Colorado Gun Laws Argued In Federal Court

 

 

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” Colorado’s new gun restrictions went on trial Monday as Second Amendment advocates seek to overturn the laws on grounds that they violate constitutional rights to keep and bear arms.

  An attorney for the state defended the ammunition magazine limits and expanded background checks, saying the measures were a suitable response to high-profile shooting rampages.

  In his opening statement, Deputy Attorney General Matthew Grove noted Colorado’s tortured history with mass shootings, from the Columbine High School attack in 1999 to the Aurora movie theater massacre in 2012. He also mentioned the shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012.

  Responding to such events last year, “Colorado’s elected representatives made a policy decision to pass two pieces of legislation that appropriately balances the state public’s safety concerns with the respect of the Second Amendment rights of citizens,” Grove said.

  Attorney Richard Westfall, representing gun rights advocates, countered by saying the laws “were passed with almost no evidence or data” that they would make people safer, and he criticized lawmakers as trying “to legislate for the sake of legislating in the wake of the Aurora theater shooting.”

  The arguments in Denver federal court kicked off a two-week trial on an issue that’s been among Colorado’s most politically contentious in recent memory.”

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A Sipsey Street Public Service Announcement: The Connecticut Tyrants List, Voluntarily Subscribed by The Participants On 3 April 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

” The state of Connecticut is making lists of firearm owners to raid. It seems obvious to me that it is thus only fair to list those anti-constitutional tyrants who will have blood on their hands the moment the first Connecticut citizen is shot by the CT state police while carrying out their orders. I will be sending these folks my own email later today.

  CT State Senators voting Yes on “An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety, also known as Public Law 13-3 or Connecticut Senate Bill No. 1160,” 3 April 2013. List includes home addresses. Photos and home phone numbers of these tyrants are available here:http://www.cbia.com/ga/CT_State_Senators_List/-AZSENATE

John W. Fonfara, 99 Montowese St., Hartford 06114-2841

Eric D. Coleman, 77 Wintonbury Ave., Bloomfield 06002-2529

Andrea Stillman, 5 Coolidge Ct., Waterford 06385-3309

Gary LeBeau, 501 Canyon Ridge Dr., Broad Brook 06016-5602

Kevin Kelly, 240 York St., Stratford 06615-7952

Steve Cassano, 1109 Middle Tpke, E Manchester 06040-3703

Anthony J. Musto, 15 Maymont Ln., Trumbull 06611-2111

Beth Bye, 99 Outlook Ave., West Hartford 06119-1432

Andres Ayala, PO Box 55106, Bridgeport 06610-5106

Terry B. Gerratana, 674 Lincoln St., New Britain 06052-1833

Michael A. McLachlan, 47 W Wooster St., Danbury 06810-7731

Bob Duff, 50 Toilsome Ave., Norwalk 06851-2425

Toni Boucher, 5 Wicks End Ln, Wilton 06897-2633

Paul Doyle, 38 Thornbush Rd., Wethersfield 06109-3554

Carlo Leone, 88 Houston Ter., Stamford 06902-4449

Toni N. Harp (no longer in the Legislature, she is now the Mayor of New Haven, CT).

John McKinney, 986 S Pine Creek Rd., Fairfield 06824-6348

Martin M. Looney, 132 Fort Hale Rd., New Haven 06512-3630

Donald E. Williams, Jr., 41 Malbone Ln., Brooklyn 06234-1563

Edward Meyer, 407 Mulberry Point Rd., Guilford 06437-3204

Dante Bartolomeo, 167 Reynolds Dr., Meriden 06450-2568

Gayle Slossburg, 14 Honeysuckle Ln., Milford 06461-1671

Joan V. Hartley, 206 Columbia Blvd., Waterbury 06710-1401

Leonard Fasano, 7 Sycamore Ln., North Haven 06473-1283

Joseph J. Crisco, Jr., 1205 Racebrook Rd., Woodbridge 06525-1822

L. Scott Frantz, 123 Meadow Rd., Riverside 06878-2521

   CT House members voting Yes on “An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety, also known as Public Law 13-3 or Connecticut Senate Bill No. 1160,” 3 April 2013. Photos and home phone numbers of these tyrants are available here:http://www.cbia.com/ga/CT_State_Representatives_List/-AZHOUSE

Catherine Abercrombie, 64 Parker Ave., Meriden 06450-5945

Ernest Hewett, 29 Colman St., New London 06320-3558

Peter Tercyak, 150 Belridge Rd., New Britain 06053-1008

Brenda Kupchick, 85 Liberty St., Madison 06443-3258

William Tong, 99 Chestnut Hill Rd., Stamford 06903-4030

Gary Holder-Winfield, 480 Winchester Ave., New Haven 06511-1920

James Albis, 369 Coe Ave., Apt 14, East Haven

David Alexander, 277 Pearl St., Enfield 06082-4368

Bryan Hurlburt (Stepped down to take a position with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency.)

Diana Urban, 146 Babcock Rd., North Stonington 06359-1334

Gail Lavielle, 109 Hickory Hill Rd., Wilton 06897-1135

Claire Janowski, 263 Hany Ln., Vernon 06066-2740

Edwin Vargas, 141 Douglas St., Hartford 06114-2422

Angel Arce, 248 Franklin Ave., Hartford 06114-1841

Susan Johnson, 120 Bolivia St., Willimantic 06226-2818

Joe Verrengia, 160 Colonial St., West Hartford 06110-1814

David Arconti, Jr., 141 Great Plain Rd., Danbury 06811-3844

Tom Vicino, 92 Carter Hill Rd., Clinton 06413-1230

Joe Aresimowicz, 248 Lower Ln., Berlin 06037-2231

David Kiner, 5 Cranberry Hollow, Enfield 06082-2200

Toni Walker, 1643 Ella T Grasso Blvd., New Haven 06511-2801

Patricia Widlitz, 12 Island Bay Cir., Guilford 06437-3058

Timothy Larson, 33 Gorman Pl., East Hartford 06108-1450

Christina Ayala, 506 Brooks St., Bridgeport 06608-1303

Terry Backer, 125 Jefferson St., Stratford 06615-7810

Roland Lemar, 6 Eld St., New Haven 06511-3816

Roberta Willis, PO Box 1733, 30 Upland Meadow Rd., Lakeville 06039-1733

Tom O’Dea, 37 Holly Rd., New Canaan 06840-6406

David Baram, 5 Warbler Cir., Bloomfield 06002-2233

Matthew Lesser, 1160 S Main S.,t Apt 110, Middletown 06457-5034

Christopher Wright, 35 Ruth St., Apt 49, Bristol 06010-3218

Arthur O’Neill, 617 Bucks Hill Rd., Southbury 06488-1952

Brian Becker, 14 Candlewood Dr., West Hartford 06117-1009

Rick Lopes, 208 S Mountain Dr., New Britain 06052-1514

Elissa Wright, 51 Pearl St., Groton 06340-5732

Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus, Legislative Office Bldg., Rm 4017, Hartford 06106

Geoff Luxenburg, 45 Chatham Dr., Manchester 06042-8522

James Maroney, 22 Saranac Rd Milford 06461-9401

Larry Butler, 70 Blackman Rd., Waterbury 06704-1203

Juan Candelaria, 28 Arch St., New Haven 06519-1511

Brandon McGee, 43 Warren St., Hartford 06120-2117

Robert Megna, 40 Foxon Hill Rd., Unit 54, New Haven 06513-1166

Charles “Don” Clemons, 130 Read St., Bridgeport 06607-2021

Michelle Cook, 499 Charles St., Torrington 06790-3420

Patricia Miller, 95 Liberty St., Apt A4, Stamford 06902-4732

John Shaban, 29 Ledgewood Rd., Redding 06896-2916

Bill Aman, 878 Strong Rd., South Windsor 06074-2006

Philip Miller, 24 Bushy Hill Rd., Ivoryton 06442-1108

Victor Cuevas, 17 Keefe St., Waterbur,y 06706-1616

Mike D’Agostino, 575 Ridge Rd., Hamden 06517-2519

Russ Morin, 495 Brimfield Rd., Wethersfield 06109-3209

Richard Smith, 25 Jeremy Dr., New Fairfield 06812-2109

Prasad Srinivasan, 268 Grandview Dr., Glastonbury 06033-3946

Bruce Morris, 315 Ely Ave., Norwalk 06854-4619

Stephen Dargan, 215 Beach St., West Haven 06516-6133

Paul Davis, 335 Smith Farm Rd., Orange 06477-3127

Ted Moukawsher, 48 W Elderkin Ave., Groton 06340-4933

Mitch Bolinsky, 3 Wiley Ln., Newtown 06470-1812

Stephen Walko, 7 Charter Oak Ln., Greenwich 06830-6911

Mike Demicco, 6 Deborah Ln., Farmington 06032-3031

Mary Mushinsky, 188 S Cherry St., Wallingford 06492-4016

Patricia Dillon, 68 W Rock Ave., New Haven 06515-2221

Sandy Nafis, 49 Whitewood Rd., Newington 06111-2133

Larry Cafero, Jr., 6 Weed Ave., Norwalk 06850-2224

Terrie Wood, 50 Saint Nicholas Rd., Darien 06820-2823

Joe Diminico, 26 Finley St., Manchester 06040-5616

David Yaccarino, 1804 Hartford Tpke., North Haven 06473-1248

Elaine O’Brien, 1321 Hill St., Suffield 06078-1024

Kim Fawcett, 234 Collingwood Ave., Fairfield 06825-1877

Chris Perone, 8 E. Rocks Rd., Norwalk 06851-2919

Christie Carpino, 29 Sovereign Rd., Cromwell 06416-1136

Lonnie Reed, 60 Maple St., Apt. 44, Branford 06405-3562

Andy Fleischmann, 25 Sherwood Rd., West Hartford 06117-2739

Mae Flexer, 452 Main St., Danielson 06239-2104

Emmett Riley, 150 Yantic St., Unit 160, Norwich 06360-4248

Daniel Fox, 14 Carter Dr., Stamford 06902-7013

Matt Ritter, 169 N Beacon St., Hartford 06105-2246

J. Brendan Sharkey, 600 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden 06518-1606

Jason Rojas, 128 Langford Ln., East Hartford 06118-2369

Gerald Fox, III, 66 Fairview Ave., Stamford 06902-8129

Mary Fritz, 43 Grove St., Yalesville 06492-1606

Livvy Floren, 210 Round Hill Rd., Greenwich 06831-3357

Henry Genga, 5 Elaine Dr., East Hartford 06118-3515

John Frey, 2 Copps Hill Rd., Ridgefield 06877-4013

Linda Gentile, 158 Hodge Ave., Ansonia 06401-3236

Robert Sanchez, 269 Washington St., New Britain 06051-1024

Minnie Gonzalez, 97 Amity St., Hartford 06106-1001

Ezequiel Santiago, 991 State St., Bridgeport 06605-1504

Jeffrey Berger, 134 Gaylord Dr., Waterbury 06708-2181

Auden Grogins, 155 Brewster St., Apt 5L, Bridgeport 06605-3111

Hilda Santiago, 86 South Ave., Fl 3, Meriden 06451-7624

DebraLee Hovey, 296 Fan Hill Rd., Monroe 06468-1329

Bob Godfrey, 13 Stillman Ave., Danbury 06810-8007

Antonio Guerrera, 194 Catherine Dr., Rocky Hill 06067-1096

Brian Sear, 11 N Canterbury Rd., Canterbury 06331-1209

Elizabeth Ritter, 24 Old Mill Rd., Quaker Hill 06375-1319

Tony Hwang, PO Box 762, Fairfield 06824-0762

Joseph Serra, PO Box 233, Middletown 06457-0233

Gregg Haddad, 28 Storrs Heights Rd., Storrs Mansfield 06268-2322

John Hampton, 33 West Mountain, Simsbury 06092

Charlie Stallworth, 35 Wickliffe Cir., Bridgeport 06606-1929

Themis Klarides, 23 East Ct., Derby 06418-2640

Noreen Kokoruda, 85 Liberty St., Madison 06443-3258

Jonathan Steinberg, 1 Bushy Ridge Rd., Westport 06880-2104

Jack Hennessy, 556 Savoy St., Bridgeport 06606-4125

    The list of House members continues and can be found at this Sipsey Street Irregulars webpage . For those that are interested the entire act can be found at the link below or for those that prefer to have a hard copy , it may be found in downloadable PDF format here .

AN ACT CONCERNING GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND CHILDREN’S SAFETY

Kamala Harris Uses Dirty Tactics To Get Peruta v. San Diego County Reversed

 

 

” Just when residents of San Diego thought they finally had won back the right to bear arms in the county, state politicians used dirty tactics to try to block it.

  Late Thursday, California State Attorney General Kamala Harris filed a petition on behalf of the state to ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review and reverse its decision in Peruta v. County of San Diego. That ruling two weeks ago said the county’s restrictive concealed carry permit laws that required “good cause” were unconstitutional.

  This comes just one week after San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore said he would not seek en banc review and would start issuing permits based on self-defense once the appeals court decision was finalized.

  Ms. Harris wrote in the filing that the state should be allowed to intervene in the case because “this case draws into question the constitutionality of the State’s statutory scheme regulating the public carrying of firearms.” She added that the “existing parties will not adequately represent the State’s interests.”

  Chuck Michel is the west coast counsel for the National Rifle Association, which funded the lawsuit. He said Ms. Harris‘ motion to intervene was far out of line because her office wasn’t part of the lawsuit, despite repeated requests from both plaintiffs and Sheriff Gore to get involved. ” 

 

Emily Miller has more on Barack’s “best looking AG” trying to make her own laws instead of upholding the court’s decisions as is her purview .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/27/california-attorney-general-tries-overturn-gun-car/#ixzz2uiNoK2i0
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Piers Morgan Ending Nightly CNN Show

 

 

 

 

 

” CNN and Piers Morgan are pulling the plug on his low-rated ‘Piers Morgan Live” program, The New York Times reports.

  Morgan and CNN President Jeff Zucker mutually agreed to end the 9 p.m. weeknight show after discussing its failure to connect with audiences, CNN executives and Morgan told the Times’ David Carr. 

  The program is expected to end in March, and no replacement has been named.”

 

England is looking better all the time , eh Piers . We must give him some credit for self-awareness though …

 

 

” “I’m in danger of being the guy down at the end of the bar who is always going on about the same thing,” Morgan told the Times, adding that there were probably lots of people in the heartland angry “about this British guy telling them how to lead their lives and what they should do with their guns.” “

 

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Officials In Connecticut Stunned By What Could Be A Massive, State-Wide Act Of ‘Civil Disobedience’ By Gun Owners

 

 

” On Jan. 1, 2014, tens of thousands of defiant gun owners seemingly made the choice not to register their semi-automatic rifles with the state of Connecticut as required by a hastily-passed gun control law. By possessing unregistered so-called “assault rifles,” they all technically became guilty of committing Class D felonies overnight.

  Police had received 47,916 applications for “assault weapons certificates” and 21,000 incomplete applications as of Dec. 31, Lt. Paul Vance told The Courant.

  At roughly 50,000 applications, officials estimate that as little as 15 percent of the covered semi-automatic rifles have actually been registered with the state. “No one has anything close to definitive figures, but the most conservative estimates place the number of unregistered assault weapons well above 50,000, and perhaps as high as 350,000,” the report states.

  Needless to say, officials and some lawmakers are stunned.”

 

   Did they really believe that most gun owners would comply ? Apparently , even though the track record nationwide is poor at best .

 

” Republican state Sen. Tony Guglielmo told The Courant he recently spoke to a constituent at a meeting in Ashford, who informed him that some of his friends with semi-automatic rifles are intentionally taking a stand.

“ He made the analogy to prohibition,” the lawmaker recalled. “I said, ‘You’re talking about civil disobedience, and he said ‘Yes.’”

  Guglielmo said he really thought the “vast majority would register.” “

 

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NRA-New York Doubles Membership In Face Of New Gun Laws

 

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” New York’s affiliate of the National Rifle Association has seen its membership explode in the months since Gov. Andrew Cuomo passed new and strict gun control measures. Now, the state chapter has the largest membership roll in the country.

“ Membership growth over the past year has pushed [the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association] into the top spot over the Texas State Rifle Association and California Rifle & Pistol Association,” the chapter said on its website, Newsmax reported.

“I think it sends a message to all the anti-gun politicians, all the politicians sitting on the fence, that yes, if they thought that we were quiet and this was going to go away without anyone paying any more attention to it, they were just flat-out wrong,” Mr. King told the newspaper.”

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Supreme Court Ruling On Abramski Could Limit Obama’s Radical, Gun-Control Aims

 

” The Supreme Court rarely takes up Second Amendment cases, so when it does, gun owners know their rights are in the cross hairs.

  The Abramski ruling will be key to determining how far President Obama can push his gun-control agenda. Mr. Obama wants to expand background checks to include private transactions so that the government would know exactly who has a gun. That is not what the Founding Fathers intended.

  On Wednesday, the high court heard oral arguments in Bruce J. Abramski v. United States. The justices will decide whether to overturn an appeals court decision that said Mr. Abramski broke federal straw purchasing laws when he bought a gun with the intent to resell it to his elderly uncle, even though neither man is prohibited from ownership.

  The court will have to reconcile conflicting rulings in lower appeals courts on whether a gun purchaser’s intent to ever transfer a gun in the future to a legal person is relevant in the background check at the time of purchase.

  Mr. Abramski, a former police officer, bought the firearm in his home state of Virginia in 2009 because he could get a good price as former law enforcement.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Sheriff Shuts Down Piers Morgan’s Gun Control Discussion During Interview

 

 

 

” Piers Morgan had the chance to interview the sheriff, Chris Nocco, of the county where a man was shot in a movie theater last week.

  Rather than just trying to get some information from Nocco on the crime, Morgan, of course, has to try to steer the discussion on to the topic of gun control.

  However, Nocco wasn’t having any of it. Nocco repeatedly reiterated the fact that the victim in this case was killed by another person, not a gun.

  Nocco went on to point out that, yes, some people are killed by gun violence, but there are just as many, or more, people who use firearms for self defense everyday (as we document on this website).

Nocco also pointed out that if guns are outlawed, criminals will still get them through illegal means.”

 

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New Restaurant Registry Identifies Gun-Friendly Eateries

 

 

 

” In what could be described as a Michelin Restaurant Guide for concealed carry weapon owners, a new pro-gun group is setting up a registry of restaurants where firearms are welcome.

  2Amendment.org, going by the name 2AO, was created by restauranteur Bryan Crosswhite, according to The Washington Times.

“ We want to make it something for business owners who are pro-Second Amendment,” Crosswhite told The Times. “A sticker on the door, just like Zagat [Survey], and that way people who want to do business with pro-Second Amendment companies will automatically connect with those Second Amendment companies.”

  In addition to a notice on the door, patrons will be able to find gun-friendly restaurants on the website’s registry, by entering their location on a computer or smart phone. The registry is expected to be up and running sometime this month.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federal Judge Upholds Majority Of SAFE Act

 

 

 

” Gun control advocates won a major victory Tuesday, but the fight over New York’s SAFE Act is far from over.

  An appeal of Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny’s decision upholding most of the new law is all but guaranteed.

  And that appeal may come from supporters of the law, as well.

“ I think there’s going to be appeals on both sides,” said Brian T. Stapleton, a lawyer for the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, one of the groups fighting the law.

  Stapleton’s prediction is based on Skretny’s decision to uphold two key elements of the law, the state’s ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and his rejection of a third component, the seven-round limit for magazines.

  The judge called the seven-round limit “tenuous, strained and unsupported.” “

 

 

See this related article on compliance and enforcement

 

 

” “People know that registration leads to confiscation,” said Jacob Rieper, a spokesman for the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, referring to the portion of the law that requires anyone possessing a military-style assault rifle on Jan. 15 register it by April 15. 

  Failure to do so is a misdemeanor. But Rieper and other gun-rights advocates predict many owners will run the risk, which may not be much of a gamble if their belief that local police, sheriffs and the state police will not go out of their way to aggressively enforce the law holds true.

“ The rank-and-file troopers don’t want anything to do with it,” state Assemblyman Bill Nojay, a Republican from suburban Rochester, said on Monday. “I don’t know of a single sheriff upstate who is going to enforce it.

“ If you don’t have the troopers and you don’t have the sheriffs, who have you got? You’ve got (Gov.) Andrew Cuomo pounding on the table in Albany,” Nojay said.”

 

Do Not Comply …

 

“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.”

 

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Ohio GOP Introduces “Constitutional Carry” Bill

 

 

 

 

” The citizen control lobby keeps trying to strip Americans of their unalienable rights, and liberty lovers keep punching back twice as hard.

  Two Republican legislators propose eliminating the license required to carry a concealed handgun in Ohio, a change one describes as an effort to put Second Amendment rights on the same footing as others in the Bill of Rights.”

 

 

Military Officer Writes Troll-Like Attack On The Second Amendment

” Trolling. That’s the word that comes to mind when I read Lt. Col. Robert L. Bateman’s editorial on the Second Amendment in Esquire.

  He’s got to be trolling the gun community. Either that or he’s bat-shit crazy. Those are the only two conclusions this humble writer can draw from reading his piece entitled, “It’s Time to Talk About Guns and the Supreme Court.

  Seriously, no solemn individual — let alone an officer who swears to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic — says what he said with a straight face.

  Consequently, he proposes a six-point platform that drastically curtails the Second Amendments rights of law-abiding citizens. As you’ll read below, it includes, severe restrictions on the types of guns one can own, confiscatory polices for guns that fall outside those categories, an end to police auctions that sell firearms, a nationwide federally-funded ‘gun buyback’ program, a 400 percent tax hike on ammo, the nationalization of gun manufacturers among others:

1. The only guns permitted will be the following:

a. Smoothbore or Rifled muzzle-loading blackpowder muskets. No 7-11 in history has ever been held up with one of these.
b. Double-barrel breech-loading shotguns. Hunting with these is valid.
c. Bolt-action rifles with a magazine capacity no greater than five rounds. Like I said, hunting is valid. But if you cannot bring down a defenseless deer in under five rounds, then you have no fking reason to be holding a killing tool in the first place.

2. We will pry your gun from your cold, dead, fingers. That is because I am willing to wait until you die, hopefully of natural causes. Guns, except for the three approved categories, cannot be inherited. When you die your weapons must be turned into the local police department, which will then destroy them. (Weapons of historical significance will be de-milled, but may be preserved.)

3. Police departments are no longer allowed to sell or auction weapons used in crimes after the cases have been closed. (That will piss off some cops, since they really need this money. But you know what they need more? Less violence and death. By continuing the process of weapon recirculation, they are only making their jobs — or the jobs of some other cops — harder.)

4. We will submit a new tax on ammunition. In the first two years it will be 400 percent of the current retail cost of that type of ammunition. (Exemptions for the ammo used by the approved weapons.) Thereafter it will increase by 20 percent per year.

5. We will initiate a nationwide “buy-back” program, effective immediately, with the payouts coming from the DoD budget. This buy-back program will start purchasing weapons at 200 percent of their face value the first year, 150 percent the second year, 100 percent the third year. Thereafter there will be a 10 year pause, at which point the guns can be sold to the government at 10 percent of their value for the next 50 years.

6. The major gun manufactures of the United States, less those who create weapons for the federal government and the armed forces, will be bought out by the United States of America, for our own damned good.

He can’t be serious.”

    This man must be insane . Has he forgotten his oath to “support and defend” the Constitution ? Just in case , here it is as a reminder of what we pay him for : 

The wordings of the current oath of enlistment and oath for commissioned officers are as follows:

“I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).

“I, _____ (SSAN), having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.” (DA Form 71, 1 August 1959, for officers.)

   The Examiner offers a frank refutation of the Col.’s assertions as does the Sipsey Street Irregulars , and you can read previous articles written by Lt. Colonel Bateman who is a contributor to the Small Wars Journal . An attempt to uncover contact info for the Colonel so that our readers could let him know their thoughts has been unsuccessful . 

 

 

    Update 06:10 EST … Some more diligent bloggers have come up with a more comprehensive bio on Lt Col Bateman and his businesses including links to DHS … no surprise there … he fits right in with the storm trooper crowd . Anyway you can contact the Colonel here . Please be polite . Thanks to TeaParty.org for their investigative work .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas A&M Law Prof Says It’s Time To Repeal Second Amendment

 

 

” A full-time professor on the faculty of the newly-minted Texas A&M University School of Law called for the repeal and replacement of the Second Amendment on Friday.

The professor, Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose, made her controversial declaration during a day-long panel symposium on gun control and the Second Amendment at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford.

UConn’s main student-run journal, The Connecticut Law Review, organized the event, according to Connecticut Public Radio. It was well-attended, primarily by law students, law professors and local attorneys.”

     As far as we are concerned any so-called “law professor” that advocates repealing ANY part of the Bill of Rights is unworthy of the title and the profession . The whole progressive notion that the Constitution is some sort of living , breathing , open to re-interpretation document is ridiculous on it’s face . God given rights don’t exist and reign supreme for centuries only to be suddenly determined obsolete by a more “enlightened” society . 

   The difference is not in the times that the rights are being applied , the difference lies in the mindset of the people that find themselves hamstrung by those rights . We don’t live in a more dangerous world that requires more State intervention , we live in a world where too much State intervention has rendered the populace helpless through generations of mindless indoctrination from the State school system and the State run media . 

    The difference between the time when all revered the 2nd amendment as they revered the others and today is not a matter of changing times and/or circumstances but of a changed attitude by our “betters” who would have us all as chattel , to think as we are told and to do as we are told and the 2nd amendment is a serious impediment to their Statist ambitions .

     Remember too that the battle for individual liberty is not taking place solely on the 2nd amendment battlefield but rages on all fronts while Congress , NSA , DHS and others deprive us of our 1st and 4th amendment rights  and president Obama and his drones are carpet bombing amendments 5 though 8 into oblivion . 

    Just so it’s fresh in everyone’s mind these are the bedrock principles of human dignity and self-governance that have , in two brief centuries , raised our country from an upstart colony to undisputed (for now) leader of the world . The Bill of Rights has enjoyed near universal respect throughout the vast majority of that time and only now as the progressive dream for America heads for the dustbin of history does a certain faction posit the notion the our historic charter is “out-dated” or in need of “revision” .

     It’s merely a variation of the Left’s signature modus vivendi … moving the goalposts/changing the rules whenever they are exposed as the charlatans that they are … NONSENSE … The Document is as timeless as all freeman’s rights .  

 

The Bill Of Rights – Amendments 1-10

 

  1. Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition
  1. Right to keep and bear arms
  1. Conditions for quarters of soldiers
  1. Right of search and seizure regulated
  1. Provisons concerning prosecution
  1. Right to a speedy trial, witnesses, etc.
  1. Right to a trial by jury
  1. Excessive bail, cruel punishment
  1. Rule of construction of Constitution
  1. Rights of the States under Constitution

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  1. Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition 

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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  1. Right to keep and bear arms 

    A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

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  1. Conditions for quarters of soldiers 

    No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

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  1. Right of search and seizure regulated 

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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  1. Provisons concerning prosecution 

    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

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  1. Right to a speedy trial, witnesses, etc. 

    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

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  1. Right to a trial by jury 

    In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

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  1. Excessive bail, cruel punishment 

    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

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  1. Rule of construction of Constitution 

    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

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  1. Rights of the States under Constitution 

    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Website Says 2nd Amendment Unclear: Rights May Be ‘Collective’

 

 

The Senate’s official website page on the Constitution says the Second Amendment right to bear arms could be a collective right, not an individual freedom.

The website explains the Second Amendment this way: “Whether this provision protects the individual’s right to own firearms or whether it deals only with the collective right of the people to arm and maintain a militia has long been debated.”

The Bill of Rights, however, was the Founding Father’s way of guaranteeing each and every individual their “unalienable rights,” as “endowed” by God. On top of that, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled — at least twice in the past five years — that the Second Amendment is an individual right, Breitbart reported.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.”

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