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CALL CAPITOL HILL TODAY!

Thanks, Rev. Paul, for the reminder!

Reportedly, Senate Democrats are pushing more gun control, TODAY!

CALL CAPITOL HILL TODAY!

Jul 30 at 2:49 PM
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Senate Democrats Gear up to Push More Gun Control 
– Even after a CCW holder averts a mass shooting in Pennsylvania!

“More people are carrying concealed in this country, and yet the gun homicide rate has been dropping precipitously. We are safer today with more guns ‘on the street’ being carried in good people’s hands.” — GOA Communications Director Erich Pratt on WPFL, Florida (July 28, 2014).

Correction: This alert updates a couple of the broken links from last night’s alert. Also, there is an update in the DC case, which you can read about here.

Good News: There has been incredible news in the 2nd Amendment community over the past several days.

You may have heard that a DC federal judge struck down Washington, DC’s ban on carrying firearms in public on Saturday. Judge Frederick Scullen’s decision referenced the Supreme Court’s decisions in Heller (2008) and McDonald (2010) — arguing that the carry ban violates the U.S. Constitution.

And last week, a concealed carry holder in Darby, Pennsylvania, saved countless lives when he used his firearm to stop a killer who was bent on taking down even more innocent lives.

Police said the armed doctor “saved lives” and prevented a disgruntled patient from walking down the hall and gunning down people “until he ran out of ammunition.”


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One would like to think that such good news would serve as an object lesson for our elected leaders.  But not for Harry Reid and his cohorts.

Senate Democrats to Hold More Hearings on Gun Control

Even though the nation just witnessed a perfect example of how guns save lives in Pennsylvania, Senate Democrats are gearing up for another push to restrict 2nd Amendment rights.

It’s an amazing thing, really, especially considering that several D and F-rated Democrats are in tough reelection fights this fall. We are talking about Senators Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Al Franken (D-MN) and Mark Warner (D-VA).

So, what would you think Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are working on in order to aid their campaigns?

Answer: GUN CONTROL.

And the gun control which is being pushed on these Senators’ behalf is a particularly nasty piece of work.

Click here to read more about it to see what you can do!

ACTION: Contact your Senators. Tell them that Wednesday’s hearings show how much Senate Democrats hate the Second Amendment.  Urge them to pass concealed carry reciprocity as the means for making people safer.

—– Conference on Concealed Carry —–

Students for Concealed Carry will hold their third National Conference in Washington, DC on Tuesday, August 5 in Washington.  John Lott will be among the speakers.  Click here for further information: http://concealedcampus.org/2014-scc-national-conference.


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(Correction – THIS IS A newer letter, received late yesterday (07/30/14) with improved links!  –  Guffaw)
 h/t Rev. Paul, GOA

Federal Gun Registration In North Carolina?

Just got back from my favorite “Fun” store. They had their ATF inspection last week. Notable in that the two ATF compliance tax agents were female. One black and one white. What is notable about that? It seems to me as if they hired a bunch of anti-gun non shooting sports types to work for them. Also notable is that they mentioned that North Carolina has been “given” 20 additional compliance teams. Also noteworthy (especially) is the NEW additional part of the inspection.

The black tax inspector spent the entire time photographing every single 4473. She even photographed all of the deferred or declined 4473s. Registration is here in North Carolina. If you own any firearms that you bought in a gun store on a 4473, you had better start trading them around. Fortunately I do not. Now I shall have to see if this was done at work since we had ours last month. Did not occur to me to inquire as that is not my department. (m21308)

We heard about this in Alaska, wherein attention was brought to bear by contacting their Senators.  Has it been happening elsewhere?  I thought this was a direct violation of a couple of federal firearms statutes?  (And the race and gender of the agents is of no concern to me! – Guffaw)

Re:  the ‘anti-gun non shooting sports’ types, I was lead to believe one couldn’t be a gun rights advocate, sport shooter, hunter or firearms collector and work for the ATF, as that was considered a conflict of interest!

Has this changed?

Funny, one can own and drive cars and work for the DMV…

h/t Brock Townsend, m21308

The right to petition is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the federal constitution…

In the United States the right to petition is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the federal constitution, which specifically prohibits Congress from abridging “the right of the people…to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Although often overlooked in favor of other more famous freedoms, and sometimes taken for granted,[1] many other civil liberties are enforceable against the government only by exercising this basic right.[2] The right to petition is a fundamental in a Constitutional Republic, such as the United States, as a means of protecting public participation in government.[1](Wikipedia)

Way Up North  (and now Tam) brought to our attention (in demure fanfare, as is their tradition) a movement regarding individual States of these United States petitioning for peaceful secession from the same!

I went to the All Petitions/whitehouse.gov website, and was amazed!  First, that such a group of petitions existed and second, that ‘the government’ had allowed such behavior, given their track record on such things!

By my count, there 24 States, including mine, with listed petitions!

Is this treasonous, or simply the right to petition?

Democracies don’t always win. Tyrannies don’t always lose.

My friend Rev. Paul of Way Up North posted a remarkable post entitled Hatred, Intolerance and Obsession.

You should stop reading whatever it is you’re reading, including this blog, go to the link above, and read the post.

Please.

NOW.

I’m not even posting snippets of it to ward you off and keep you here.  Except this:

“HE’S COMING.”

Prepping

Rev. Paul recently commented on a blog post of mine suggesting stocking up on ammunition via cash means was an appropriate thing to do.  This in response to the pending approval by the U.S. Senate of the U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has content related to signatory countries internal control of small arms.

Kinda a slap in the face of The Bill of Rights and our sovereignty.

And the good Rev. is a clear thinking individual and good friend who normally doesn’t go off ‘half-cocked’ in such matters.  I don’t see him hunkered down up there in the Frozen North, surrounded by out of date mil-surp equipment and Gadsden flags.  He is a man of God and believes in the Rule of Law.

And, even though our courts have held Our Constitution is Supreme over any treaties which we join, there seems to be much consternation and gnashing of teeth over this one.

I remember prepping somewhat for Y2K, but increasing my arm and ammunition supply, and ‘prepping’ with those I loved.  Just in case.

Is this kind of thinking out-of-bounds, or good, even if nothing untoward occurs?  (I did use most of my Y2K ammo subsequently, for practice.  Kinda wish I had it, now)

What do you guys think?

Don and Don

Rev. Paul commented on a previous post, regarding my college classroom hijinks, and about my perennially  sitting in the back of the room.
He’s right.  At the time, in the Administration of Justice classes (largely held in a portable building at the rear of the campus), it was the place to be.  It’s where the experienced cops hung out.  And me, the newbie P.I., security guard, and resident smart-ass..

The two main instructors were Don B. and Don S.  Ex-cops.  I used to compare them to the 60’s NBC news team, Huntley and Brinkley.  Someone once wrote, “Huntley, Brinkley…Huntley, Brinkley…One is Glum, the other Twinkly!
Well neither was exactly twinkly, but Don B. was serious, studious, almost glum.  Don S. was much funnier.  He’d crack jokes in class, and make fun of Don B., constantly referring to him as ‘DB’, which in police parlance means dead body.  And, between classes, the knowledgeable would retire to Don S.’s office (in the same portable building, a few steps away from the classroom) for a rousing session of really dirty jokes!
Both the guys were Mormon, so, this was both shocking and surprising.
And very funny.
Don B. never attended these sessions, however.
Don B. also had a pronounced mole, just off-center on his rapidly receding hairline.  It gave the bored a prominent focus to keep from falling asleep during dry lectures.
I remember a sealed baggie of marijuana being introduced into class, for us to hide, before a drug-sniffing dog came in for a demonstration of his abilities.  We were instructed by Don B. he did want the bag returned, after class, unmolested.
So, the dog comes in for the search.  The K-9 officer commands, “Find the dope, Nemo!”, and the dog begins his search.  He’s sniffing around Don B., and some fool yells out, “Wrong dope!”
Rev. Paul, I never learned.

(go read Rev. Paul to see about Alaska, guns, and life.)

h/t  Rev. Paul

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