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Gun Owners Message to the U.S. Senate: Defeat Every Word of Gun Control
Ammo Land ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff

Posted on 02/13/2013 7:41:13 AM PST by EXCH54FE

Washington, DC --( Gun Owners of America today submitted testimony at the request of the Ranking Member of the Senate Constitution Subcommittee.

GOA took a strong stance against all the gun control legislation on the table and urged the Senate to put forth real solutions to school violence — like letting teachers and principals protect their students.

Also, GOA wants to thank all of you who participated in our online poll over the past week. With 20,897 votes cast so far, the poll results indicate that 96% of GOA’s membership OPPOSES “universal background checks” — and, hence, opposes the very guts of the gun legislation that is expected to move in the Senate.

Now, it’s time to talk strategy — that of the anti-gunners, and of ours, as well.

Within the next three weeks, we expect Senator Patrick Leahy’s Senate Judiciary Committee will move a national gun registry bill to the Senate floor.

The Judiciary Committee bill will probably not contain the Feinstein semi-auto gun ban, and it may or may not have a magazine ban which would render most of the nation’s guns unusable, at least for the foreseeable future.

But the Judiciary Committee bill will almost certainly ban all private sales of firearms — or any private exchange where the gun buyer does not first get permission from the FBI. And it’s this background check requirement that will inevitably set up a framework for a universal gun registry.

The Leahy bill will most certainly have a “gun trafficking” section that is based on other legislation (S. 54) that he’s already introduced. This would turn everyone who lives under repressive state gun laws into a federal “prohibited person,” as well. Hence, if your state requires a license to possess a gun, you would also become a federal prohibited person. Oh, and the Leahy bill would also send you to prison for 20 years for unknowingly selling a firearm to a marijuana user. So, the next time you’re thinking of selling a gun, all we can say is: “Are you felling lucky?”

Anyway, here’s Harry Reid’s strategy: He has at least eleven Democratic senators running for reelection in pro-gun states in 2014 — and they don’t want to SEEM anti-gun. The eleven Democratic senators in pro-gun states are: Mark Begich (Alaska), Mark Pryor (Arkansas), Mark Udall (Colorado), Mary Landrieu (Louisiana), Al Franken (Minnesota), Max Baucus (Montana), Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire), Tom Udall (New Mexico), Kay Hagan (North Carolina), Tim Johnson (South Dakota), and Mark Warner (Virginia).

All of these Democrats will vote for the national gun registry and gun licensure. And, in exchange, Reid will allow them to vote against the Feinstein gun ban, which will be the sacrificial lamb to the more important gun control which Democrats really want.

TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; donttreadonme; goa; guncontrol; secondamendment; shallnotbeinfringed; youwillnotdisarmus
Urge your Senators to vote against the Motion to Proceed to any gun control bill reported by the Senate Judiciary Committee. This bill cannot be allowed to get to the Senate floor, or Harry Reid will then have a free-hand to start his “let’s make a deal” game.
1 posted on 02/13/2013 7:41:16 AM PST by EXCH54FE
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ENDO – Emeryville CA Police Chief Ken James Is Certified Cretin.

Posted on February 13, 2013 by Miguel

” One issue that always boggles my mind is the idea that a gun is a defensive weapon. That is a myth. A gun is not a defensive weapon. A gun is an offensive weapon, used to intimidate and used to show power. Police officers do not carry a gun as a defensive weapon, to defend themselves and their other officers. They carry a gun to be able to do their job in a safe and effective manner and face any oppositions we may come upon.”

via Emeryville CA Police Chief Ken James Is Certified Retarded.

2 posted on 02/13/2013 7:54:00 AM PST by KeyLargo
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Didn’t they try this with prohibition? How well did that work out for them?

3 posted on 02/13/2013 7:57:26 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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All of these Democrats will vote for the national gun registry and gun licensure. And, in exchange, Reid will allow them to vote against the Feinstein gun ban, which will be the sacrificial lamb to the more important gun control which Democrats really want.

See the strategy? This has been mapped out in advance. What we are watching unfold is a kabuki dance.Green ribbons, Gabby Giffords, Newtown "choir" of kids at the Super Bowl and Grammies, "victims" with Michelle O.

But have no fear--our intrepid GOP Senators are on the lookout.

On second thought,..........

4 posted on 02/13/2013 8:02:12 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: NoGrayZone
Didn’t they try this with prohibition? How well did that work out for them?

When they ended Prohibition they created thousands of federal revenue agents with nothing to do, so when the National Firearms Act of 1934 went into effect they added "firearms" to their oversight duties.

They learned their lesson that time. Never let the law get in the way of federal employees getting their paychecks.

5 posted on 02/13/2013 8:12:19 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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My hope is that not one word makes it through. Enforce the laws as written.

I also support taking a look at all gun control laws and getting rid of those that amount to harassment of gun owners or which create nothing but busy work for the powers that be.

6 posted on 02/13/2013 8:13:06 AM PST by buffaloguy
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Notified both of my Senators and my Rep just in case.

7 posted on 02/13/2013 8:18:44 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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Let them play their games. In the end the citizenry has the final vote. Its call consent of the governed.

8 posted on 02/13/2013 8:19:25 AM PST by 556x45
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To: NoGrayZone

“Didn’t they try this with prohibition? How well did that work out for them?”

Last time, they didn’t have a Department of Homeland Security with a billion-bullet arsenal behind them.

This time, things will be different...

9 posted on 02/13/2013 9:06:32 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: 556x45
Let them play their games. In the end the citizenry has the final vote. Its call consent of the governed.

...and we have a duty to our country and to our Constitution to NOT abide by any law or regulation this is in violation of our RIGHTS.

This is no longer playground kiddie games, folks. This is life or death stuff.

10 posted on 02/13/2013 9:25:00 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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Their end goal is total confiscation.
Their method of achieving that is incrementalism.

So, in light of these two facts,
should they
A) Compromise and give them another step toward their goal.
B) Say “No”

11 posted on 02/13/2013 9:35:23 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: buffaloguy

Yes, we don’t need any more gun control. Just enforce the current laws.

12 posted on 02/13/2013 9:47:35 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To those democrat senators who vote for gun registration schemes, I feel a song coming on: na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye.

13 posted on 02/13/2013 9:53:01 AM PST by edboock
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please read this. We have to stay on target! Boycott NY State!

Gun Control; Time to Fight

As consumers and 2nd Amendment advocates, we have to engage an economic boycott of all ammunition and firearms covering the entire State of NY; Citizens & Government while pulling an “Alinsky” Andrew Cuomo when executing the boycott. ( for Radicals)

The embargo ends when the current NY Government agrees all NY State Citizens have a 2nd Amendment Right to own any quantity and all types firearms, those made 400 years ago and those to be made in the future!


The firearms industry from top to bottom completely terminate sales of a firearms and ammunition to all of NY State, citizens to Government to include the Federal Government offices in NY State till the State of NY recognizes the US Constitution and its own State Constitution starting on 12 February 2013.

To the Citizens aka Serfs in NY State

You will suffer till you elect representatives that respect the Constitutions. You made your bed, now go lie down in it! If you are a gun owner in NY you are a Serf, and it sucks to be you. If you are a believer
in Gun Control, great! Now your Government will have no guns too! NY Government can continue to prosecute the criminals without guns or ammunition.

To all Government in NY State

You want gun control for your Citizens and Taxpayers? Well the rest of us out here think that concept is flawed. The rest of the Country think you, the Government should be just as restricted or more so restricted than the law abiding taxpayer…….how do you like not having “Assault Rifles”, High Capacity Magazines or no Ammunition now? If it sucks for you Mr & Mrs. Government Employee in NY State……well it sucks to a NY State Citizen under the current laws too!

Respect your citizens/ taxpayer and Constitutions.

To Industry: Time to break the bully’s’ face

Andrew Cuomo and Elizabeth Warren will be running on the 2016 Democrat Presidential ticket. With record sales in other markets, there will be zero impact if all NY sales terminated tomorrow. If the NY State Government along with the SAFE act are not reigned in, this cancer will only spread. Time to fight the bully and make the bully understand in no uncertain terms, the 2nd Amendment is very important, has nothing to do with hunting and everything to do with citizens/sovereigns reigning in and eliminating out of control Government, foreign or Domestic.

To the Citizens of the “other 56” States

Call every manufacturer of ammunition and firearms and tell them to stand up to Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Government by completely boycotting all sales to NY State till the SAFE Act, Assault weapons ban and any other restrictions to firearms ownership are removed. Respect the 2nd Amendment or pay the consequences. Boycott NY State or we as consumers will boycott your company!

Federal Ammunition, Winchester/OLIN, FN USA, FN Herstal, Remington, Freedom Firearms Group, Colt, S&W, Glock, Lewis Machine Tool, Heckler & Koch, Sig-Sauer… etc.

Call the NRA and every other gun rights organization to support the industry boycott of NY State and make sure that Andrew Cuomo owns it!

Contact them all and tell them you support a NY State Firearms and Ammunition Boycott!

Andrew Cuomo

Mr. Cuomo owns this. Every Answer, every utterance about this initiative is his. This will end his chances for President in 2016.

When NY State Government Officials complain: ANSWER Call Andy…. When NYC Police Commissioner
Ray Kelly and NYC Mayor Bloomberg whines… ANSWER: Call ANDY! When the UN security teams in
NYC complain….. answer Andrew Cuomo…..When hunters in NY complain: ANSWER: Andrew Cuomo….. when non gun owners fear the “cops” will not be armed: ANSWER Andrew Cuomo. When any NY State Citizen comments, complains, or utters any thought about their safety: ANSWER Andrew Cuomo.

If it drags on and a NY Citizen or Police Officer is killed due to no training ammunition the answer is: Andrew Cuomo

When the news media runs a story explaining the criminals gangs think this boycott is great cuz the Po
Po ain’t gots noz bullets…. The answer is Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo is your fear, Andrew Cuomo is your pain, and Andrew Cuomo is your lack of security…..your lack of ammunition and firearms.. Governor Cuomo can heal that pain….

When Mr. Cuomo buckles: the left will hate him. The Left will punish him

NO negotiations, NO middle of the road,
Nothing but recognition of the Individual Taxpayers Rights to Firearms Ownership

When NY State Government recognizes the Rights of the Citizens, then and only then will sales resume

MAKE EVERY Gun Grabbing Democrat or Republican politician fear being “Coumo’d” by Taxpayers that believe in the Second Amendment.

The Common Sense Solution is already in place: Current NY State Constitution ARTICLE XII*
[Defense; militia]
Section 1. The defense and protection of the state and of the United
States is an obligation of all persons within the state. The legislature
shall provide for the discharge of this obligation and for the maintenance and regulation of an organized.

For clarity and intent here is the original language from 1777

XL. And whereas it is of the utmost importance to the safety of every State that it should always be in a condition of defence; and it is the duty of every man who enjoys the protection of society to be prepared and willing to defend it; this convention therefore, in the name and by the authority of the good people of this State, doth ordain, determine, and declare that the militia of this State, at all times hereafter, as well in peace as in war, shall be armed and disciplined, and in readiness for service.

(just a small observation: As read, the citizens of NY State should be fully armed “the duty of every man” , not the NY State Government or any Employee that takes a pay check from TAX REVENUE. Right now, it is completely backwards! NY State should be more like Switzerland of 2012 and less like Nazi Germany of 1938.)


US Constitution 2nd Amendment, which by the way is now in been affirmed as incorporated and defined to protect the individual’s right to own firearms, via the Heller decision

If a citizen and Militia member in NY cannot own it, can neither a NY State Government Agency nor
Employee. That is common sense and that is the current Constitution!

Make Mr. Cuomo recognize that fact. See the rules below and start making Andy Cuomo’s political life painful or we will be dealing with him and his venal ilk in 2016!


The rules

RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.

How: NY State Boycott of all arms and ammunition, starting with NY State Government, local
Government and all NY State Citizens/Taxpayers/Serfs

RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.

We all know firearms and the Second Amendment. Time to say NO to the Bullies in NY State!

RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.

NY State Government will be clueless on how to handle a boycott by Industry initiated by Taxpayers from the other “56” States.

RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

No Rights to own Firearms for Citizens = No Rights, exemptions, or any other weasel language to possess
Firearms or ammunition for Government Employees anywhere in NY

If a NY State Citizen cannot buy the firearms/magazines/ammunition…. Nor can a Government Entity or
Government Employee in NY State

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It is irrational. It is infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

Call Andrew Cuomo, he owns: your lack of Rights, your lack of security, or lack of ammunition or lack of firearms

RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more.
They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.

For those of us outside of NY State: More product available and we end this gun control issue for a while

For those in NY State: Think of this as Chemo-therapy for gun control cancer; the process is not very enjoyable, but the results of killing off the gun control cancer are worth it.

Enjoy watching the NY State bureaucrats squirm and fuss

Enjoy watching the anti- gun types freak when the Government is not armed either! Que Mike Bloomberg, NY Police Union types and the UN idiots “guns for our security now! While leaving the taxpayers un-armed”

ENJOY ANDREW COUMO GET POUNDED ON ALL SIDES and watch his 2016 chances go away!

RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.

Start this MONTH, it won’t last long!

Abe Lincoln took on slavery, so let us free taxpayers that enjoy firearms and the 2nd Amendment from being treated like Dred Scott honor Mr. Lincoln and start the BOYCOTT on 12 February 2013!

Call or e-mail every manufacturer of firearms and ammunition and demand they BOYCOTT all sales to NY STATE! Call and/or e-mail the NRA, NSSF, and SAMMI and demand they support a BOYCOTT of all firearms and ammunition to NY State to begin on February 12, 2013 starting with the NY State Government due to ANDREW Cuomo!

RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.

The Boycott Ends when LAWS are repealed, not amended, not replaced…REPEALED and Law Abiding
Citizens & Taxpayers RIGHTS are recognized

RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.

NOT A THREAT. DEMAND a total BOYCOTT and make sure Andrew Cuomo owns it!

RULE 10: “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” It is the unceasing pressure that will result in the reaction of the opposition that is essential for the success of the campaign.

The enraged Parties such as the NY State Police, Local Police, Government Employee Unions and finally
Citizens/Serf will be plenty of pressure on Mr. Cuomo.

RULE 11: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.

Common Sense will prevail

RULE 12: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.

No Compromise: The answers & solutions are already in place, the NY State Constitution and the US Constitution

RULE 13: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 10:07:56 AM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: KeyLargo

Apparently, there are a few more people in Emeryville area who have a shortage of brains & logic.

Sherwin Williams paint co. was there for YEARS.

They had been carved down from a wide array of very good products to just white, water based, latex paint. They had been hammered by the California AQMD—Air Quality Management Dept for years over everything they were doing.

They finally decided to end their long term relationship with Emeryville and move to N Nevada. They built a new computer controlled plant in Fernley, and then asked SOME of the 185 ++ UNION workers if they would like to relocate. Much shorter commute-clean air-new house for less than $200,000—and lots of other advantages. They were NOT going to pay union wages or have a union force, but they were willing to transfer some people, if they wanted to go.

Last I heard, almost all of the union members said no—and they lost the opportunity to transfer. Now, an almost new crew runs that plant and over 180 union people are unemployed in Emeryville. Sherwin Williams makes whatever they want in the new plant.

Emeryville has no taxes from Sherwin Williams operations any more.

15 posted on 02/13/2013 10:28:06 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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Seems to me that some legislator should submit legislation to amend the constitution. Say something about over-riding the second amendment, and give the federal government the right to restrict not only fire arms and scary accessories, but also the responsibility to create national standards about gun purchase, ownership and use.

Could be any legislator. Just make a big deal about it. They maybe say that I don’t agree with it, but if we want to run roughshod over the 2nd amendment, let’s do it right.

And maybe the same thing with abortion. Use some of the language around slavery - not a person, etc. This way, just in case some future court wants to over turn Roe v Wade, they can have their little amendment protecting it.

Just try to get them passed...

16 posted on 02/13/2013 11:26:13 AM PST by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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