Please call your congresscritter TODAY and ask them NOT to vote in favor of the so-called “Undetectable Gun Ban”!
Not only is reaffirming a ban on guns made entirely of undetectable materials unnecessary (and another infringement on our rights) but they have added measures to stop production of wooden rifle stocks and other materials used in common firearms production!
They are trying to force through yet another gun control measure, this time by amending an unnecessary sunsetting law to include other controls. Because it’s all about CONTROL.
Please contact your Congressman immediately.
*** Call the congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
Ask to be connected to your Congressman; or,
*** Click here to find out who represents you.
PS – I called mine (Kyrsten Sinema) and left a detailed message with my concerns. Unfortunately, she is a socialist stooge, so I don’t have much hope in swaying her vote. But, if enough people call…?
PPS – this just in – it PASSED the House!
govtrack.us to follow the bills progress…
h/t National Association for Gun Rights, Free North Carolina
I keep seeing this meme more and more on the Internet, or at least on the blogosphere:
We as a Nation are more divided than ever before.
A Civil War is inevitable.
It’s gonna be those who love Freedom (at least OUR brand of freedom) versus those nanny-statist bastards!
And, I try console myself into thinking, “No, that won’t happen – we are too great a Nation with too much going for us to have it happen!”
But then I see stuff about the sheeple meekly lining up to have their Fourth Amendment rights shorn from them, or demanding ‘the government’ do something to
protect help medicate pay for take care of them.
And something like THIS (a comment on a gun control article in the Washington Post):
Italian Rose10/27/2013 6:12 PM MSTI would settle for a background check for each and every transaction and every gun owner needing to have a complete comprehensive psychiatric examination before the initial purchase and check-up every 3-years thereafter. If you fail the psych test, your a prohibited person and must surrender your guns to law enforcement. Better yet, the psych test is given at police headquarters and if you fail they return home with you and confiscate your guns. Penalties must be increased for a prohibited person having a gun any gun. Police must also have the discretion to conduct Terry Stops and warrant less searches in targeted areas looking for illegal guns. I like Washington DC’s policy if you have a empty shell casing without a firearm id card for that weapon you go to jail for years. Also if you have a permit for a 9mm and you get caught with a empty 380 casing, you go to jail. If this does not significantly reduce the gun violence epidemic in this country, we all know what’s next.
A mandatory psych test given at police headquarters? Warrantless searches and confiscations? Terry ‘stop and frisk’ searches at the ‘discretion of law enforcement?
This ‘Italian Rose’ certainly sounds learned in the basics of criminal law, minus the whole Constitutional protections part. Not unlike The President and the Attorney General.
And here’s the accompanying Gallup Poll results:
When did we become voluntary Pla-Do for the American Stasi? And what should we do about it?
I’ve known and trained with some fine people. Shot socially with others, and heard others speak. Read even more works of other trainers and shooters.
They are (were) all people, and as such all had foibles. They were human.
I could list some of the foibles:
Retain men (and women) for their skills in training you. If you cannot get past an ego or personality (or an error in judgement), go elsewhere.
Well, G&A is well on it’s way to going the way of Newsweek.
Magazines. Not the spring-loaded ammunition feeding apparatus, but the old-school print media. Sure G&A has a website, but still relies primarily on subscriptions for advertising revenue to make a buck.
And it just shot itself in the foot…
Dick Metcalf (the long-time editor) just wrote a piece (In the December issue) regarding gun control. ’REASONABLE’ gun control. In a magazines devotes itself to the proliferation of…Guns and Ammo! What?
Most gun owners are reasonable people. But, if riled, they will get steamed. And take action.
NOT violent action, but political action. Like taking their hard-earned dollars elsewhere.
This just in - Mr. Metcalf has been FIRED from the writing staff of G&A!
Best you know from whence your bread is buttered, Bubba!
(from The San Antonio Express News, courtesy of Live from the Alamo)
We have advocated in the past for universal background checks and an assault weapon ban. Incompatible with the Second Amendment? Not if the concept of “guns in the wrong hands” has any meaning.
I had a thought upon reading this. What if we promoted universal background checks for anyone who wished to establish religion and freely exercise it, or speak freely, or publish, or peaceably assemble or petition the government for redress of grievances? And ban certain kinds of rapid dissemination of published material. Incompatible with the First Amendment?
After all, isn’t there a concept of “words in the wrong hands”?
How far do you think we’d get? Questioning the inviolability of The First Amendment? We’d be tarred and feathered and pilloried and spat upon and run out of town on a rail. Then hanged, drawn and quartered and the pieces arrested!
Of course there are “common sense” controls on The First Amendment! Laws against libel/slander, inciting riots, yelling fire in a crowded theatre. And there already are “common sense” controls on The Second Amendment. Laws against armed robbery, armed rape, armed mayhem, armed murder.
Mr, President, Mr. Blumberg, and Mr. King – leave me and my rights alone! If I do something wrong, arrest me.
That’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve seen a number of blog posts over the past week or so exclaiming ‘defacto’ firearms registration has been occurring in The United States for some time now.* This, in spite of numerous federal laws expressly prohibiting such actions.
Quelle surprise. Perhaps this post should have been yet another “I’m Shocked” post?
But, this meme won’t go away. More and more bloggers are picking up the registration story as a rallying cry.
But, the big question is what happens NEXT?
Do we, the injured legally-gun-owning-populous, take action? File lawsuits? Run to the gun-friendly press? Write to our gun-friendly congressman? Foment insurrection? Or just choose to break the law piecemeal, citizen by citizen, hoping ‘they’ will take no action against us?
In effect, whistling past the graveyard?
No need to answer me here. But you might consider what actions, if any, you will take when the police (or the military) come knock-knock-knockin’ at your door. To acquire your legally-owned property. By force.
Or NOT knocking.
SayUncle reports via Shall Not Be Questioned that a Tennessee case not concerned with The Second Amendment, per se will be heard by the court.
For the uninitiated, The Lautenberg Amendment is federal legislation providing any individual convicted of a domestic violence charge – even a misdemeanor from 20 years ago – prohibits ownership and possession of a firearm.
When this passed, many law enforcement and military personnel had to either change their job functions or quit outright.
This court case will help to define the scope of Lautenberg legislation.
As for Frank Lautenberg, the Senator who drafted this legislation, he passed into the next world June 3 of this year.
And presumably is also answering to a higher authority.
OldNFO posted this yesterday (I’m certain with forethought of today).
His point was we might have won some battles, but may ultimately lose the war because of the lack of proper education of the young, who will eventually inherit this mess.
Regardless of the undertone of the message, I post it today to honor the memory of a great man, who grew in his lifetime from a proponent of gun control to become the President of the National Rifle Association.
Watch and listen. Remember and learn. Thank you, Mr. Heston, for all you did. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
OldNFO, NRA News
A few years back the ubiquitous coffee distribution chain Starbucks let it be known that as long as their patrons followed federal, state and local law, they could carry and possess weapons in their places of business. The No Guns Allowed signs came down.
Why this is weird and/or shocking is weird and/or shocking.
And the gunnie community jumped on the bandwagon, promoting Starbucks within it’s ranks as a gun-friendly place. I’m certain their revenues increased. And two or three anti-gun rights freaks boycotted and wrote scathing letters!
Sadly, while O.C. (open carry) might be legal in many parts of the country, culturally it’s looked-down-upon, at least in some areas. And parts of the gunnie community attempted to push the envelope by attending Starbucks in open possession of all manner of weaponry, including shotguns and rifles.
If we look ‘normal’ and unthreatening, it will become a cultural norm, and so on…
Sadly, there continue to be hoplophobes. Those folks who see a real firearm from 50 yards away (or a toy or a squirt gun, or a paintball gun, or a child making a pistol image with his thumb and forefinger) AND THEY FREAK OUT!
And many of these folks (the previous two or three?) wrote threatening letters to businesses with whom they have issues.
Starbucks recently responded, stating while the current policy remains in force, they are asking the firearms community to leave their guns at home!
I, for one, had hopes the fear subculture would change, and bringing a rifle or a pistol into a place of business wouldn’t be looked at any more askance than bringing a wallet. Seriously, when I see someone with a gun in public, as long as it’s not being pointed at someone, my first thought is ‘Cool! What kind is it?’
I don’t get coffee out much and rarely at Starbucks, anyway. Guess, if I do, I’ll continue to carry concealed. But, at their policies and prices, I’ll probably go to Dutch Bros.! Locally, they had an armed employee stop a robbery of their shop, and they didn’t fire him!
They gave him a raise!