Arizona House Bill 2326 ALSO signed into law by Governor Brewer, as follows:
House Bill 2326, sponsored by state Representative Eddie Farnsworth (R-12), restricts the ability of any political subdivision from requiring or retaining a record in any form, whether permanent or temporary, of any identifying information of a person who owns, possesses, purchases, sells or transfers a firearm.
In other parts of the country, anti-gun media outlets have abused their privileges under the Freedom of Information Act and have jeopardized the safety of law-abiding citizens by publishing the names and addresses of registered gun owners. Contrary to their claims, these media elites have not increased public safety and have instead simply provided a roadmap for criminals to use for their next burglary and firearm theft. HB 2326 will prevent this from happening in Arizona.
I don’t always agree with our Governor’s actions, but on this and the previous bill enacted, I applaud. Good Job!
Judicial Watch, the Washington watchdog which is known for tracking down and trying to stamp out government corruption, has issued a report revealing that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working with the Mexican government to promote the U.S. food stamp program to illegal aliens.
The report said the program, called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, features a Spanish-language flyer supplied to the Mexican Embassy by the USDA “with a statement advising Mexicans in the U.S. that they do not need to declare their immigration status in order to receive financial assistance.”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/feds-caught-promoting-welfare-to-foreigners/#ZgQm63wMS5677xss.99
As if we don’t already have enough trouble with illegal immigration and
the ‘budget’ federal spending!
The report continues…
… that taxpayer money was used to run Spanish-language television ads “encouraging illegal immigrants to apply for government-financed food stamps. The Mexican Consul in Santa Ana, Calif., at the time even starred in some of the U.S. government-financed television commercials, which explained the program and provided a phone number to apply. In the widely viewed commercial the consul assured that receiving food stamps ‘won’t affect your immigration status.’”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/feds-caught-promoting-welfare-to-foreigners/#ZgQm63wMS5677xss.99
We’re already broke. WTF?
h/t Plan of the Day
S. Weasel brings us the following:
This is Li Meng. He hasn’t left this computer terminal for six years. He gets up to pee and shower and they hold his place for him. The rest of the time, he’s sitting in this internet cafe in this very chair playing video games. If you Google “Li Meng” and “internet cafe” you’ll get a ton of different takes on the story, mostly a bunch of handwringing about “internet addiction”.
But here’s the thing: renting a spot full time in the internet cafe costs him about eighty bucks a month. Playing video games, he says he’s making about $325 a month. You know what I say? THIS MAN IS THE KING OF AWESOME.
Plays video games all night, sleeps in the chair all day, slips out for a wash and some Chinese takeaway and puts money in the bank every month. I am NOT seeing a problem here.
It’s like when heroin got cheap in the Nineties and there were all these articles about how horrible it was that junkies could take a McDonald’s job and have enough money to rent a small apartment and support a smack habit. And I’m thinking, “wait…they’re fully supporting themselves and their wicked habits with an honest job? So what part of this is your business?” (emphasis Guffaw)
I truly miss my Browning High Power. She was one of the guns I lusted after for years, and finally obtained in 1995. Traditionally, they were always cost a little more than a 1911, but, I made out. I purchased her from a private party who was selling her for a neighbor’s widow. With six factory magazines. At one of the few times in my life I actually had spare cash.
But, she was one of the collection in the gun vault when it was stolen. Many firearms are gone, but just a few are truly missed.
So, here it is years later, and I visit Mike’s Spot, trying to live vicariously, as he tells the tale of acquiring a Mark II Belgian HP. Mine was older and a little fancier, but, he has his. Okay, I was little jealous.
Until I read this part:
The gun shipped with 1 formally legal NYS standard capacity magazine. I now have a 10 round, neutered mag in the gun, that has been re-neutered (neutered harder) to 7 rounds to comply with current NY SAFE 13 legislation.
Not only is the whole point of John Browning’s design to have an ergonomic machine, but it’s designed to hold 13 in the magazine, +1 in the chamber! And one may find aftermarket mags which hold more.
This New York law is an anathema to all of our rights, and also our esthetics. I truly hope Mike resettles in a region of the country which still follows the Constitution. All of us deserve better than such a law. Or its federal counterpart.
Live in New York?
I was born on the East Coast.
Killed me a bar,moved with my parents to AZ when I was only three. Been back a few times. Pretty country in the warm months – debilitatingly cold in the Winter.
New York! Where taxes are high, regulations are massive, and Big Gulps, trans-fats, salt, and guns are verboten. Or highly regulated.
And now, a new law throughout the Empire State includes magazine restrictions to 7 rounds. SEVEN! 8 rounders will get you a felony rap. Don’t worry – you will have a year to sell all your
high capacity, assault , evil over seven round magazines to out-of-State folks! Or face prison time and confiscation.
Now I’m certain all the felonious criminals who possess illegal magazines to go with their evil assault weapons will que up to turn them in, because they are already such good citizens.
Fierce cold weather, no right to an extra large soda and Michael Bloomberg. I want some of that!
h/t The Travis McGee Reader
We’ve secretly replaced the verbiage of the unconstitutional executive orders you’ve issued against the Second Amendment as though they were for the First Amendment. Because all of the Bill of Rights amendments have equal status, per Supreme Court decree…(as corrected)
Published January 16, 2013
FoxNews.com (with amendments)
The following is a list, provided by the White House, of executive actions President Obama plans to take to address
gun violence hate speech - defined as speech the government doesn’t like..
1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. (There’s a background check for publishing, uttering, worshiping or redressing grievances?)
2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. (see #1)
3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system. (#1 again)
4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from
having a gun speaking,or worshiping freely and openly to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks, or redressing grievances.
5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized
gun book, speech, or publication of utterance..
6. Publish a letter from
ATF FTC t o federally licensed gun dealers to bookstores, publishers and Internet Service Providers showing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers speakers and utterers.
7. Launch a national safe and responsible
gun ownership free speech and exercising of rights campaign.
8. Review safety standards for
gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission) censorship, both media and personal. (Free Speech Czar)
9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace
guns utterances recovered in criminal investigations hate speech crimes.
10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on
lost and stolen guns plagiarized speech and make it widely available to law enforcement.
11. Nominate an
ATF director Free Speech Czar.
12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active
shooter hate speaker situations.
13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent
gun speech violence and prosecute gun hate crime.
14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of
gun speech violence.
15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of
new gun safety censorship technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative censoring technologies.
16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about
guns in their homes their personal beliefs, philosophies, religions and political positions.
17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting
threats of violence speech with which they disagree to law enforcement authorities.
18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school
resource censorship officers.
19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education to prevent speech with which the government disagrees.
20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover, because the government knows better than your person physician..
21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.
22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations.
23. Launch a national dialogue led by
Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan ( the Free Speech Czar) on mental health, because, after all, anyone who owns a firearm or who speaks out about their rights must be crazy. Right?
Mr. President, The First Amendment is inviolate, except for yelling fire in a crowded theater, libel, slander or child pornography. The Second Amendment deserves the same respect. A law-abiding citizen has the right to burn a flag, or call a jar containing a crucifix and urine art or many other things. Millions of law-abiding American citizens have the same rights to own, possess, transfer and carry firearms. None of the recent heinous acts have anything to do with 99% of the population – stop inhibiting their rights!
Gun Control is not about Crime – It’s about Control!
Having studied American History for some time, with certain foci (The American Revolution, progressivism, political intrigue and assassination, Constitutional government, libertarianism) something has been bothering me.
Like most civilizations, historically, we have (had) a code and at least made an effort to abide by it. A man’s word is his bond. A handshake means something, as does a signature. Being a gentlemen means holding to certain standards of behavior and deportment. Honor.
But, it appears all this is now a facade; it has all fallen away. Especially regarding men of influence and power. Lying, cheating, stealing, having an alternate code of whatever it takes to accomplish ‘x’, rules the day.
I remember my College Course ‘Introduction to Western Civilization’ wherein Dr. Smith taught us that The Roman Empire didn’t fall because of barbarian attack. It fell because of a decline in morals – in short, a loss of honorable men.
As author Brett states in Manly Honor VII…
But today in this final post I want to strip away many of those layers and try to get back down to the heart of manly honor – the basics of why it’s worth preserving and how we can, and must, revive elements of it in this anti-honor-honor world.
You should go and read, not only this chapter, but the previous six. Both men and women. We can restore civility, integrity and a code of behavior as it once was, if we agree to take a code upon ourselves to behave and act accordingly. And by doing so, perhaps we can reverse this trend wherein people protest by destroying and stealing property, and songs are written about killing civil authority and defiling women. By being an example for our youth. By doing what’s right for the American Culture and our own worth.
There has been much gnashing of teeth in the past few days over the most recent school shooting. Surely, the fact that I must use the term ‘most recent’ gives one pause. Or the term ‘school shooting’ that doesn’t involve marksmanship practice.
And the Internet is all abuzz with sorrowful pleas for ‘they’ to do ‘something’. I believe it’s human nature in that we all feel so helpless when such things occur. We want ‘something’ to be done.
The President himself just released his proposals, including another assault weapons ban, a magazine capacity ban and restrictions on private sales of firearms. (Of course, none of these measures would have stopped the homicidal, unbalanced criminal from the recent massacre of innocents.)
I’ve mentioned recent events a couple of times, and even wrote a couple yet unpublished posts, but many other bloggers have addressed the issues in a much more eloquent and informed manner than I. If you’ve not seen these three recent postings, you should go to the links and read. And think about what you have read. And hope The Nation has enough wisdom to absorb these things, as well. Links and excerpts below…
~The mental health community has morphed away from actually treating and committing people due to numerous lawsuits by, among others, the ACLU. Also, due to ‘privacy’ concerns, many institutions will not report a person with mental health problems to NICS or even to local police. You can go find articles that point out that the ONLY way to get someone committed is to have charges filed against someone.~
~A few school systems use School Resource Officers (SROs) who are either retired LEOs or are LEOs specifically hired to work in schools both for security. those SROs are armed, have full police powers and are directly connected to the local police departments via radio if they need assistance/backup.
Many were funded under programs from the Federal Government after Columbine…
However, those programs were de-funded by the current administration.~
Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill by Dave Grossman, Lt. Col. USA (ret.) (via Maddened Fowl)
~Research on the background of our juvenile mass murderers show they have one thing in common: they ALL dropped out of life and filled their lives with nothing but violent movies and violent video games. The sickest video games and the sickest movies are very very sick indeed. And the sick sick kids who immerse themselves in this “entertainment” are very sick indeed.~And it is a world-wide phenomenon! Germany has had two mass murders in their high schools with body counts that beat Columbine. England had a massacre in the kindergarten class in Dunblain Scotland, tragically forecasting Sandy Hook. Canada had the Taber, Alberta school massacre. Finland has had three school massacres. In Norway the killer got on an island and killed all their kids. In China killers are going in the classrooms with knives and gutting and hacking the kids. In Belgium a sicko got in the day care center and hacked 12 babies in the cribs, dressed as the Joker from the Batman movie. (All those European gun laws made THEM real safe, eh?)And we though it wouldn’t happen here!?
And you think its over now? The worst is yet to come. We will reap what we sow for a generation to come…. Until we stop teaching our kids to kill.~
~My extra bag of rice, my gun, my ammo, my kerosene heater are of real value to my survival. I used no government funds to purchase those items. In fact the purchase of those items only helped contribute positively to a failing economy. I have never harmed a single person. I am of no threat to you. Your desire to label me crazy and limit my rights will only serve to put me at more risk and it has ZERO chance of doing anything for you other than to make you feel good.
The mental health crisis/real school security, video games as parenting, and the desire to absolve our guilt – to feel better – all need to be addressed and solved, lest these behaviors continue. And lest our rights be taken away for no good reason.
~Know the facts. Know the “official facts” even if you choose to doubt them — and get expert advice. The “rifle found in a car” was contentious issue here at Roseholme Cottage, until Tam found video of it being removed: it’s a scary, black…
pump-actionshotgun! She was pretty sure of make and model from the low-rez image, thanks to her years shooting and working at gun stores. (Remember, the media talking heads reporting this stuff know a lot less about guns than you do — and they’re being briefed by police who are used to dumbing things down for them.)~
~Know your audience. In my blog, I can talk about the deterrent effect of removing legal barriers to teachers and school employees being armed if they chose to be (and qualify for whatever carry permit their state offers!). In the lunchroom at work, not so much. Don’t be That Guy; we can’t afford it just now.~
OKAY, that’s really four, not three! Regardless, take a few minutes and read each of these wise bloggers’ entire posts. I’d say doing so is for the children, but that would just be pandering. It’s for ALL OF US!
“They: The makers of the Constitution: conferred,
as against the government, the right to be let alone –
the most comprehensive of rights and
the right most valued by civilized men.”
- Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis
What the Hell ever happened to this concept?
For the past seventy years (or more) there has been an eating away at the substance that used to be American Culture. Not just political correctness, multiculturalism and unreasonable inclusion, but who we are as individuals.
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.
The USA Patriot Act, NDAA, FISA, no-knock warrants, cameras on every corner, warrants unnecessary for GPS attachment, sobriety checkpoints, citizenship checkpoints, TSA rifling through personal belongings and groping etc., etc. And this from an NSA whistleblower:
They’ve apparently turned it up to 12, and it’s accelerating, he says. Scary stuff.
More from the whistleblower:
“The problem is if they think they are not doing anything that’s wrong, they don’t get to define that. The central government does, the central government defines what is right and wrong and whether or not they target you. So, it’s not up to the individuals. Even if they think they aren’t doing something wrong, if their position on something is against what the administration has, then they could easily become a target.“
(emphasis in original post)
We’ve devolved from Norman Rockwell to George Lincoln Rockwell. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, doesn’t it?
h/t Rev. Paul