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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

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House Republicans Stand with Obama

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” The following Republicans voted with President Obama and against Rep. Justin Amash’s Amendment to stop the NSA from spying on millions of innocent Americans.

  Is your Congressman on this list? Call them: 202-224-3121

Complete roll call vote is here

 

DUH!

 

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Gay Rights and Gun Rights Linked In Seattle Posters, Causing Control Freaks’ Heads To Explode

 

Gay rights and gun rights poster

 

 

”  Across Seattle, reports alt-weekly The Stranger, posters are appearing linking gay rights and gun rights in ways that are just freaking out the usual control-freaky suspects. Some of the posters suggest that disliking guns is just like disliking homosexuality: a personal foible that ought not be turned into legislation. Other posters suggest that armed gays “aren’t going to take shit from homophobes.” It’s clearly inconceivable that anybody could actually hold in his or her mind, simultaneously, a regard for the right of people to love who they want and respect for the right of self-defense, so it must be some horrible, trollish plot. At least, that’s what The Stranger‘s Cienna Madrid suspects.”

 

 

 

 

 

House Approves CISPA Over Privacy Objections

” The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve a controversial cyberthreat information-sharing bill, despite opposition from the White House and several privacy and digital rights groups.

The House on Thursday voted 288-127 to approve the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a bill that would allow U.S. intelligence agencies to share cyberthreat information with private companies. It would also shield private companies that voluntarily share cyberthreat information with each other and with government agencies from privacy lawsuits brought by customers.

The bill would still need to be passed by the U.S. Senate before heading to President Barack Obama for his signature. The Senate declined to act on another version of CISPA during the last session of Congress, and earlier this week, Obama’s advisors threatened a veto, although that was before the House approved a handful of amendments intended to address privacy concerns.

CISPA would allow private companies to share a broad range of customer data with each other and with government agencies, privacy groups have complained.

Supporters, however, argued the legislation is needed to encourage better information sharing about active cyberattacks, resulting in better defense of U.S. networks. Federal law now prohibits intelligence agencies from sharing classified cyberthreat information with private companies.”

 Here is the vote list … Know your traitors . Statist Scumbags … and the republicans would have us believe that they are the party of liberty ? 

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 192(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)
H R 3523      RECORDED VOTE      26-Apr-2012      6:31 PM
QUESTION:  On Passage
BILL TITLE: To provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes

AYES NOES PRES NV
REPUBLICAN 206 28 7
DEMOCRATIC 42 140 8
INDEPENDENT
TOTALS 248 168   15

—- AYES    248 —

Adams
Aderholt
Alexander
Altmire
Amodei
Austria
Bachmann
Bachus
Barletta
Barrow
Bartlett
Bass (NH)
Benishek
Berg
Biggert
Bilbray
Bilirakis
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Black
Blackburn
Bonner
Bono Mack
Boren
Boswell
Boustany
Brady (TX)
Broun (GA)
Buchanan
Buerkle
Burgess
Burton (IN)
Butterfield
Calvert
Camp
Campbell
Cantor
Capito
Cardoza
Carney
Carter
Cassidy
Castor (FL)
Chabot
Chaffetz
Chandler
Clyburn
Coble
Coffman (CO)
Cole
Conaway
Connolly (VA)
Cooper
Costa
Cravaack
Crawford
Crenshaw
Critz
Cuellar
Culberson
Denham
Dent
DesJarlais
Diaz-Balart
Dicks
Dold
Donnelly (IN)
Dreier
Duffy
Duncan (SC)
Duncan (TN)
Ellmers
Fincher
Fitzpatrick
Flake
Fleischmann
Flores
Forbes
Fortenberry
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Frelinghuysen
Gallegly
Garamendi
Gardner
Garrett
Gerlach
Gibbs
Gingrey (GA)
Gonzalez
Goodlatte
Gowdy
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (MO)
Griffin (AR)
Griffith (VA)
Grimm
Guinta
Guthrie
Hanabusa
Hanna
Harper
Harris
Hartzler
Hastings (WA)
Hayworth
Heck
Hensarling
Herger
Herrera Beutler
Hochul
Huelskamp
Huizenga (MI)
Hultgren
Hunter
Hurt
Israel
Issa
Jenkins
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, Sam
Jordan
Kelly
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kingston
Kinzinger (IL)
Kissell
Kline
Labrador
Lamborn
Lance
Langevin
Lankford
Larsen (WA)
Latham
LaTourette
Latta
Lewis (CA)
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Long
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Lummis
Lungren, Daniel E.
Manzullo
Matheson
McCarthy (CA)
McCarthy (NY)
McCaul
McIntyre
McKeon
McKinley
McMorris Rodgers
Meehan
Mica
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Miller, Gary
Moran
Mulvaney
Murphy (PA)
Myrick
Neugebauer
Noem
Nugent
Nunes
Nunnelee
Olson
Owens
Palazzo
Paulsen
Peterson
Petri
Pitts
Platts
Poe (TX)
Pompeo
Price (GA)
Quayle
Reed
Reichert
Renacci
Ribble
Rivera
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rogers (MI)
Rokita
Rooney
Ros-Lehtinen
Roskam
Ross (AR)
Ross (FL)
Royce
Runyan
Ruppersberger
Ryan (WI)
Scalise
Schilling
Schmidt
Schock
Schrader
Scott (SC)
Scott, Austin
Scott, David
Sessions
Shimkus
Shuler
Shuster
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Smith (WA)
Southerland
Stearns
Stivers
Stutzman
Sullivan
Terry
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tiberi
Tipton
Towns
Turner (NY)
Turner (OH)
Upton
Walberg
Walden
Webster
West
Westmoreland
Whitfield
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Wolf
Womack
Woodall
Yoder
Young (AK)
Young (FL)
Young (IN)

—- NOES    168 —

Ackerman
Akin
Amash
Andrews
Baca
Baldwin
Barton (TX)
Bass (CA)
Becerra
Berkley
Berman
Bishop (UT)
Bonamici
Brady (PA)
Braley (IA)
Brooks
Brown (FL)
Capps
Capuano
Carnahan
Carson (IN)
Chu
Cicilline
Clarke (MI)
Clarke (NY)
Clay
Cleaver
Cohen
Conyers
Costello
Courtney
Crowley
Cummings
Davis (CA)
Davis (IL)
DeFazio
DeGette
DeLauro
Deutch
Dingell
Doggett
Doyle
Edwards
Ellison
Emerson
Engel
Eshoo
Farenthold
Farr
Fattah
Fleming
Frank (MA)
Fudge
Gibson
Gohmert
Gosar
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Grijalva
Gutierrez
Hahn
Hall
Hastings (FL)
Heinrich
Higgins
Himes
Hinchey
Hinojosa
Holt
Honda
Hoyer
Jackson (IL)
Jackson Lee (TX)
Johnson (GA)
Johnson (IL)
Johnson, E. B.
Jones
Kaptur
Keating
Kildee
Kind
Kucinich
Landry
Larson (CT)
Lee (CA)
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Loebsack
Lofgren, Zoe
Lowey
Luján
Lynch
Mack
Marchant
Markey
Matsui
McClintock
McCollum
McCotter
McDermott
McGovern
McNerney
Meeks
Michaud
Miller (NC)
Miller, George
Moore
Murphy (CT)
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal
Olver
Pallone
Pascrell
Pastor (AZ)
Pearce
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Peters
Pingree (ME)
Polis
Posey
Price (NC)
Quigley
Rahall
Rehberg
Reyes
Richardson
Richmond
Rigell
Rohrabacher
Rothman (NJ)
Roybal-Allard
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Schiff
Schwartz
Schweikert
Scott (VA)
Sensenbrenner
Serrano
Sewell
Sherman
Simpson
Speier
Stark
Sutton
Thompson (MS)
Tierney
Tonko
Tsongas
Van Hollen
Velázquez
Visclosky
Walsh (IL)
Walz (MN)
Wasserman Schultz
Waters
Watt
Waxman
Welch
Wilson (FL)
Woolsey
Yarmuth

—- NOT VOTING    15 —

Blumenauer
Bucshon
Canseco
Davis (KY)
Filner
Hirono
Holden
Maloney
Marino
McHenry
Paul
Pence
Rangel
Sires
Slaughter

 

Year of the Patriot 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Association for Gun Rights

 

 

“Here are the 16 Republicans who just moments ago voted with Feinstein, Schumer and Reid to advance Obama’s gun control bill.

If you are represented by one of these Senators, please get on the phone and let them know what you think. “

202-224-3121

Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)
Richard Burr (N.C.)
Saxby Chambliss (Ga.)
Tom Coburn (Okla.)
Susan Collins (Maine) 
Bob Corker (Tenn.)
Jeff Flake (Ariz.)
Lindsey Graham (S.C.) 
Dean Heller (Nev.)
John Hoeven (N.D.)
Johnny Isakson (Ga.) 
Mark Kirk (Ill.), 
John McCain (Ariz.)
Pat Toomey (Pa.)
Roger Wicker (Miss.)
Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)

 

 

   Some of these backstabbers used to be reliable friends of liberty . That demonstrates the corrupting influence of life inside the beltway . For shame . Constituents , make them pay …

 

 

 

 

 

McCain Key Player in Background Check Expansion

 

 

” Also “considering” signing on  are Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV).  The proposal contains some “compromises” such as letting “rural gun owners conduct background checks from their home computers. Another would give military veterans who have been declared mentally unfit to own a gun a process for appealing that finding.”

McCain has a B+ rating from the NRA and Heller has an A, for the time being. According to the Hill, their support for background checks lends some credibility to the effort to recruit further support from senate Republicans. Other possible supporters do not rate as well by the NRA, Collins has a C- and Mark Kirk (R-IL), who is already on board, has an F. “

 

 

 

 

Gov. Cuomo’s Gun-Reform Bill To Have New Ammo Behind It, As Activists From Several Groups, Celebs Like Ed Norton, Russell Simmons, Forming Coalition Supporting Law

 

 

 

 

” A new coalition of activists, unions and celebrities has formed to hit back against the vocal opposition to Gov. Cuomo’s recently approved gun-reform law, sources told the Daily News.

The coalition, according to one source, will include activists from the following groups: Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence; Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which Mayor Bloomberg co-founded; New Yorkers Against Gun Violence; Moms Demand Action; and the powerful health care union Local 1199 SEIU.

A series of public events are being planned across the Empire State to tout the advantages of the reform bill, which the Legislature approved last month.

Among the celebrities said to have joined the nascent effort are hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, actor Ed Norton and the Rev. Al Sharpton.

“Despite the protestations of a vocal minority, polls consistently show that New Yorkers are in favor of common-sense gun laws by a wide margin,” one source said.

A pro-gun-control event is expected to be held at the state Capitol within the next few weeks.”

 

Cuomo Calls For ‘Toughest Assault Weapon Ban In The Nation

 

 

  Who does he think he’s fooling ? The crime rates nationally have been steadily declining for the past TWENTY years even as the population has grown by over 20% . There is no problem that the State needs to step in and address . There is no crisis awaiting the curative hand of State intrusion . This is a power grab plain and simple . 

 

FBI Crime Stats 1992-2011

 New York already has some of the toughest gun laws and it certainly is one of the most intrusive of bureaucracies , witness the mass exodus of corporation departing the state due to sky high taxes , onerous regulation and this unending attitude coming from Albany that the only solution is the State solution .

 

 

“We need a gun policy in this state that is reasonable, that is balanced, that is measured,” Cuomo said. “We respect hunters and sportsman. This is not taking away people’s guns. I own a gun … that’s not what this is about.”

“It is about ending the unnecessary risk of high-capacity assault rifles. That’s what this is about,” he added. “

 

If this governor is really interested in helping the people of his state he should devote his attentions to the real problems that exist in New York , namely the economy and jobs . Help to create an environment that is conducive to business growth and that will lead to more jobs , more revenue and less crime .

 

 

White House Plans To Overwhelm NRA With Rapid Victory

 

 

 

” House Democrats are moving ahead with their own plans as well. On Friday, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), chair of the newly created Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, announced the appointment of 12 vice chairs, including Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), the body’s leading voice on gun control. According to a Democratic aide, the group plans to release its recommendations in early February and is already organizing public hearings on the issue.

Obama has personally identified an assault weapons ban and limits on ammunition magazine size as top priorities. Other possible reforms could include background check requirements for purchases at gun shows, a loophole that’s helped create a huge market of off-record arms purchases.”

 

 

 

Ten Gun Bills On Congress’s First Day

 

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” Members of the 113th Congress introduced 10 bills on Thursday relating to gun violence, most of which came from Democrats seeking new restrictions on gun ownership.

The flurry of legislative proposals show that members are likely to push the issue in the wake of the December shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that left 20 children dead.

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), whose husband was shot to death in 1993, introduced four of the bills. The congresswoman has vowed to seek changes in federal law in response to the school shooting. “

Despite Concerns By Fellow Democrats And Civil Libertarians, The Senator Says There’s Ample Oversight On Spying

Ample Oversight … Where have we heard that before ? Oh yeah . The Stimulus , Fannie Mae , Freddie Mac , Pigford , Gunwalker , Benghazi , Solyndra , need we go on ? Charlie Rangel , Maxine Waters , William Jefferson , Domestic Drones , TSA ?  Secret Service , GSA ?

” However, outgoing chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Sen. Dianne Feinsten, D.-Calif., defended the surveillance practices permitted under FISA’s current provisions. “I don’t think there’s any program that has more vigorous oversight,” she said in response to Wyden Thursday. Feinstein said that in regards to stopping domestic terrorist attacks in recent years, the surveillance program “has worked,” noting that some of the 100 arrests made over the past four years to prevent attacks on U.S. soil have been made based on intelligence gleaned under FISA.

According to the Guardian, “National Security Agency whistleblower Bill Binney has estimated that the agency has ‘assembled’ 20 trillion transactions between U.S. citizens.”

As Wyden put it Thursday, I think, when you talk about oversight, and you can’t even get a rough estimate of how many law-abiding Americans had their communications swept up by this law … the idea of robust oversight, really ought to be called toothless oversight if you don’t have that kind of information.”

Illinois Senate Defeats Governor’s Sneaky Attempt to Ban Assault Weapons

 

 

 

 ” In Obama’s home state, Illinois, governor Pat Quinn attempted to circumvent the legislature and impose an assault weapons ban on Wednesday. State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, a Republican from Okawville, led an override that defeated the governor.

“Today is a good day for the Second Amendment in Illinois. We have scored a victory against short-sighted Chicago anti-gun policies,” Luechtefeld said, the Illinois Reviewreported on Wednesday. “The Governor overstepped his reach when he decided to rewrite this Senate bill and impose an assault weapons ban without the measure first being heard by the legislature.”

Quinn had attempted to change Senate Bill 681. The legislation allows FOID card holders to mail-order ammunition purchases from in-state licensed firearm dealers. Quinn had tried to include language that would have banned so-called assault weapons and certain ammunition magazines “

 

 

Illustration By Glenn McCoy

As long as the progressives are in charge they will be attempting to cede our sovereignty to the UN .

  ” You might think that something so obviously menacing to one of our enumerated fundamental rights would receive a strong rebuke from our top government leaders. But you’d be wrong. This is President Barack Obama’s vision for America, and we’re expected to just go along with it.

In fact, a group of anti-gun members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), went so far as to circulate a letter last week to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, in which they “strongly urge the United States to take a leadership role in pushing for a strong, verifiable Arms Trade Treaty.”

These House members insist that the treaty include “controls on a comprehensive list of weaponry, including small arms and light weapons,” as well as controls on ammunition. For good measure, they wrap their unconstitutional demands in the mantle of advancing “human rights” and preventing international violence.

Since when did it become fashionable for sitting members of Congress to lobby international thugs, tyrants and dictators against our own U.S. Constitution? ” 

  Now is your chance to shine the spotlight on your favorite example of journalist BS . Lord knows the possible nominees are multitudinous enough . Take a minute to think about it and add your contribution .

“Submit Your Nomination
for the First Annual
WALTER DURANTY PRIZE
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