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Gun Control

” I understand that gun owners’ rights and the Second Amendment haven’t really been a touchstone in this year’s elections, but that doesn’t mean that the battle isn’t still being waged. One story out this month hits pretty close to home for me, both figuratively and literally. It involves the Remington Arms plant located in Ilion, a village in upstate New York. They are currently battling a pending move by the state government which would force them to put laser etched microstamps on the firing pins of all their weapons, driving costs through the roof.

Microstamping, or ballistic imprinting, is a patented process that uses laser technology to engrave a tiny marking of the make, model and serial number on the tip of a gun’s firing pin to allow an imprint of that information on spent cartridge cases. Supporters of the technology say it will be a “game changer,” allowing authorities to quickly identify the registered guns used in crimes. Opponents claim the process is costly, unreliable and may ultimately impact the local economies that heavily depend on the gun industry, including Ilion, N.Y., where Remington Arms maintains a factory, and Hartford, Conn., where Colt’s manufacturing is headquartered.

“Mandatory microstamping would have an immediate impact of a loss of 50 jobs,” New York State Sen. James Seward, a Republican whose district includes Ilion, said, adding that Remington employs 1,100 workers in the town. “You’re talking about a company that has options in other states. Why should they be in a state that’s hostile to legal gun manufacturing? There could be serious negative economic impact with the passage of microstamping and other gun-control laws.” “

HT/Instapundit

This explains a lot

  ” While the President continues to bristle at the notion that people should pay attention to his “You didn’t build that” comments and his
supporters insists we’re reading too much into it, a look at Barack Obama’s younger self tells a
different story. Just how does he view business owners and capitalists in general? One peek into
the inner thought process which formed his world view can be found in a book released earlier this year by David Maraniss titled, Barack Obama: The Story. I confess I missed this one when it came out, but a friend has been reading
it and pointed out some rather telling passages, particularly in light of the recent flap. But I wasn’t the only one to notice, nor the first. The
Washington Examiner’s Byron York picked up on it last month .”

   Gun Control is a loser of an issue for most politicians these days and Thanks be to that ..

  ” We’ve already seen the sadly inevitable rush to capitalize on the tragedy in Colorado as an excuse to start passing strict gun laws,ranging
from Bloomberg to Rendell and more. But as we sort through the aftermath of the disaster and the victims begin to pick up the pieces, is this opportunism going to result in any new legislation along those lines?One study linked by the AP seems to indicate that the gun grabbing crowd may wind up being disappointed.

   Once, every highly publicized outbreak of gun violence produced strong calls from Democrats and a few Republicans for tougher controls on firearms. Now those pleas are muted, a political paradox that’s grown more pronounced in an era scarred by Columbine, Virginia Tech, the wounding of a congresswoman and
now the shooting in a suburban movie theater where carnage is expected on-screen only.”

  Yet another reason to destroy the UN .

   There is no greater threat to our individual liberties than the UN . If you think the federal government is out of control imagine an authority that is even less responsive to the voter .

  ” Just when you think you’ve identified and outmaneuvered the enemy in front of you, another one comes sneaking up from behind.

   Yes, I know… you’re all worried about the number of taxes in Obamacare and Taxmageddon coming in January. Perhaps you
think that by simply electing some new people you’ll be in the clear. Guess again. You’re living in the global economy now, so why not have some global taxes? Think I’m
kidding? How about a global tax on all financial transactions ? “

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Jazz Shaw

  “Ever since the president’s now legendary moment of confusion about the economy being
just fine , Team Obama has been scrambling for some way to move the game and get people talking about something else. This weekend they apparently thought they found it and decided to
launch a new ad campaign claiming that Romney wants to lay off police, firefighters and teachers.”