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  • Breaking News - Gun Confiscation Has Begun In NY!!! Must Watch!!

    07/10/2014 6:57:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/09/14 | Van Prepper
    Gun confiscation has started in NY. This video highlights two cases out of NY state where guns are being confiscated under the NY SAFE Act.
  • Looking for Images of Australian Gun Destruction of 1997

    06/13/2014 7:29:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The image above is tantalizing and frustrating in its scope and lack of resolution. In writing articles about the great Australian gun confiscation of 1997, I have not found any images that I can easily use.   I found an AP source, but they are very careful with copyright protection.  I am sure that there are images of the destruction that are publicly available, but I am having a hard time finding them. If you have better luck, please contact me.   I would appreciate images that give the scale of the destruction and are clear enough to show details of...
  • White House: Obama Looking to Act ‘Administratively, Unilaterally’ on Guns

    06/10/2014 3:03:58 PM PDT · by mykroar · 98 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/10/14 | Fred Lucas
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that President BarackObama is “always” looking for opportunities to act “unilaterally” again on guns, though he would prefer to work with Congress. “The president’s goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer,” Earnest said, responding to a question the day that a gunman opened fire at an Oregon high school, killing one student and injuring a teacher. “We’re always looking for those opportunities. But none of those opportunities when they present themselves is going to be an acceptable substitute for...
  • Vermont gun confiscation-bill a solution in search of a problem

    05/06/2014 1:45:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Vermont Watchdog ^ | 5 May, 2014 | Bruce Parker
    After more than 30 years in law enforcement, Mark Donka says he can’t remember a single instance in which a firearm was involved in a domestic dispute. And the statistics mirror Donka’s experience: gun crime is rare in Vermont. But that hasn’t stopped an on-going effort in Montpelier to confiscate guns from alleged domestic abusers. To hear the Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence tell it, Vermont’s domestic violence problem has become so serious the time has come for police to confiscate weapons from alleged domestic abusers. The group is the chief proponent of H.735, a “must pass” fees...
  • Connecticut Gun Confiscation, LawMakers List.

    03/24/2014 1:47:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/24/14 | boddyxpolitic boddyxpolitic
    A Short List of the Lawmakers who voted "YES" on an UnConstitutional Law.
  • Lessons For US Citizens From The Deposit Confiscation In Cyprus

    03/17/2014 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/17/14 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog, It was almost exactly one year ago to the day that an entire nation was frozen out of its savings… overnight. Cypriots went to bed on Friday thinking everything was fine. By the next morning, they had no way to pay bills or buy food. It’s certainly a chilling reminder of how quickly things can change. And why. The entire crisis sprang from a mountain of debt. The government had accumulated too much debt. The banking system had accumulated too much debt. And banks had lost a lot of their customers’ money...
  • Threats to CT Police Escalate Following CT Cop’s Gun Confiscation Comments–Cops Ask Pro-Gun

    03/14/2014 1:52:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    There have been reports that Navy veteran John Cinque has been receiving threats because of his stance on the issue of Connecticut's gun registration law. Apparently those reports are due to a misreading of a piece by the New Haven Register in which Cinque said, "There have been threats made — that I found out about today." Freedom Outpost reached out to John Cinque, who spoke with us this morning and confirmed that the threats he was speaking about were towards the Branford Police, not towards him. "The cops are having the threats…. they are scared," he told us. According...
  • CT Cop to Gun Owning Patriot John Cinque: “I Cannot Wait to Get the Order to Kick Your Door In”

    03/10/2014 9:46:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Freedom Outpost blog ^ | March 8, 2014 | Tim Brown
    Last weekend, I reported on Connecticut John Cinque's 2013 warning to lawmakers that he would not comply with their attempts to force the citizens of Connecticut to register their semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines. Since that time, the video, though a year old, has gone viral. However, in a recent video between Mr. Cinque and Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti, Cinque reveals that a Branford, Connecticut police officer told him, "I Cannot Wait to Get the Order to Kick Your Door In." (VIDEO-AT-LINK)View the video in its entirety here. Cinque was explaining last year's account to Visconti. Specifically he...
  • Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms:Satire with a Point

    03/08/2014 6:43:28 AM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A satire article with an appropriate measure of truth is going viral on the Internet.   "Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms after finding most cops in the state are on the list" is a satire posted on callthecops.net four days ago on March 4th.    At the bottom of the page, discreetly posted, is this disclaimer: This site is a satire of the current state of Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting and Emergency Medical work. Stories posted here are not real and you should not assume them to have any basis in any real fact. The article was emailed to...
  • Connecticut Police to Begin Door-to-Door Gun Confiscations

    03/02/2014 6:47:26 PM PST · by Daffynition · 316 replies
    VisiontoAmerica ^ | March 1, 2014 | unknown
    The State of Connecticut says that all citizens must register rifles and high capacity magazines, or be charged will a felony. As many as 100,000 people could face heavily armed police smashing down their doors and be charged with a felony. The legislature of CT says that a registration is needed so they can know where the guns are. Yet at the same time, they are sending threatening letters to gun owners. So they already have records of who has purchased certain guns. The fact is, that the CT legislature fully intends to confiscate hundreds of thousands of firearms anyway......
  • CT Patriot Gp. Fights Against Confiscation: ‘We're Armed… & Familiar w/Finer Points of Marksmanship’

    03/02/2014 12:54:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | February 28, 2014 | Mac Slavo
    The war on liberty is coming to a head in Connecticut, where tens of thousands of gun owners have refused to comply with their state government’s gun registration laws. Officials have literally ordered those who failed to meet the registration deadline to surrender their firearms or face arrest. The State of Connecticut is now demanding that gun owners across the state turn in all newly-banned, unregistered firearms and magazines or face felony arrest. The State Police Special Licensing & Firearms Unit began mailing out notices to gun owners who attempted to register their firearms and accessories with the state but...
  • Obama plan: Cut tax breaks for richest retirement savers

    02/21/2014 1:32:19 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal (Market Watch) ^ | February 21, 2014 | Robert Powell
    President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress in early March, as part of his fiscal 2015 budget, to reduce some of the tax advantages for employer-sponsored retirement plans for higher-income earners, according to published reports. Plus, the president wants to limit the value of all tax deductions, defined contribution exclusions and IRA deductions to 28% of income — and include an overall cap on all retirement accounts, including pensions, that could bring in $1 billion a year in new tax revenue, according to a Pensions & Investments report. Read Companies bracing for 1-2 retirement punch . According to the report,...
  • Obama step closer to seizing retirement accounts

    02/14/2014 5:48:59 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 65 replies
    WND ^ | 28 Jan 14 | Jerome R. Corsi
    <p>When you hear, “Hello, I’m from the federal government and I want to help you manage your retirement savings,” the best advice is to run away, as fast as you can.</p>
  • Hartford Courant demands blood in the streets if that's what it takes for firearms confiscation.

    02/15/2014 8:13:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    sipsey street irregulars ^ | 2/15/14 | Dutchman 6
    Hartford Courant demands blood in the streets if that's what it takes for firearms confiscation. Only thing is, they don't seem to believe that it will be THEIR risk they're running. Silly sods. "State Can't Let Gun Scofflaws Off Hook -- Gun Registration: Break the law, pay the price." I don't think they appreciate the dimensions of the problem Lawlor and Malloy have made for themselves.But the bottom line is that the state must try to enforce the law. Authorities should use the background check database as a way to find assault weapon purchasers who might not have registered...
  • Officials in Connecticut Stunned by What Could Be a Massive, State-Wide Act of ‘Civil Disobedience’

    02/13/2014 7:51:11 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 106 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2-13-2014 | Jason Howerton
    On Jan. 1, 2014, tens of thousands of defiant gun owners seemingly made the choice not to register their semi-automatic rifles with the state of Connecticut as required by a hastily-passed gun control law. By possessing unregistered so-called “assault rifles,” they all technically became guilty of committing Class D felonies overnight. Police had received 47,916 applications for “assault weapons certificates” and 21,000 incomplete applications as of Dec. 31, Lt. Paul Vance told The Courant. At roughly 50,000 applications, officials estimate that as little as 15 percent of the covered semi-automatic rifles have actually been registered with the state. “No one...
  • Arizona Senate Panel Approves Bill to Nullify Federal Gun Laws

    02/11/2014 6:20:03 AM PST · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-10-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Today, an Arizona state senate committee approved a bill that would virtually nullify all federal gun acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations. The vote was 6-3.Along with twelve sponsors and co-sponsors, Arizona State Sen. Kelli Ward introduced the Second Amendment Preservation Act in the Grand Canyon State. SB1294 prohibits the state from enforcing “any federal act, law, order, rule or regulation that relates to a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition within the limits of this state.” “We’ve sat back and allowed the federal government to trample the Constitution long enough,” Ward said. “We’re going...
  • 70-year-old Swede kept 557 weapons at home (Sweden)

    02/06/2014 9:05:32 AM PST · by aimhigh · 61 replies
    The Local, Swedish news in English ^ | 02/05/2014 | Oliver Gee
    Police have called upon the military for help and are scratching their heads as to how and why a man in southern Sweden managed to amass an arsenal of hundreds of weapons, 557 of which he had a licence to own. . . . . . . . Fearing an explosion, officers cordoned off the house and called in a bomb squad and the military for help. Closer inspection showed that the homeowner had actually had licences for 557 of the weapons, but questions have been raised as to whether such an extensive collection is nevertheless in breach of Sweden's...
  • California's — And America's — Pension Debacle On Its Way: Watch Your Wallets

    02/06/2014 6:36:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    IBD ^ | 02/06/2014 | Mark Bucher
    Hold on to your wallets, folks. Without a powerful intervention, California may soon become the first big domino to fall in America's public pension debacle. To help prevent catastrophe, the California Public Policy Center (CPPC) has just made public a new database detailing the size and scope of the state's outsized expenditures on public employees — the largest ever compiled in California. Legislators and voters should take note, because California can't afford another round of fact-free partisan warfare. As recently reported in the New York Times, the fate of California cities such as Desert Hot Springs — where civic bankruptcy...
  • Gun registration is HERE and it will only lead to gun confiscation

    01/07/2014 4:55:08 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | January 7 ,2 014 | The Right Scoop
    This is a stark warning by our brothers at Sun News in Canada that we are headed directly for gun confiscation and are blazing the same path that they took. It starts in Connecticut where they have now forced gun owners to register their weapons and Brian Lilly explains precisely how this new registration law will lead to gun confiscation. This is a MUST WATCH:
  • MILLER: Gun re-registration begins in D.C., may lead to arrest and confiscation

    01/03/2014 10:30:37 AM PST · by hughesm1 · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/1/14 | Emily Miller
    For the first time in the United States, a citizen who has legally registered a gun will have to submit to a renewal process. The consequences of not knowing about this new law or missing the specific 60-day window are dire. Starting on Jan. 2, every single D.C. resident who has registered a firearm since 1976 must go to police headquarters to pay a $48 fee and be photographed and fingerprinted. The Metropolitan Police Department estimates there are at least 30,000 registered gun owners. If the registrant does not go to the police station within three months after a set...
  • CA:New gun law steps over 'line in the sand'

    12/29/2013 3:35:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    utsandiego.com ^ | 28 December, 2013 | Steven Greenhut
    SACRAMENTO — Gun registration had always seemed like the “line in the sand” — a proposal that would so offend the nation’s gun-rights advocates that they would bring out their full political muscle to stop it. Yet a California law mandating government record-keeping for all new long-gun purchases goes into effect on Jan. 1 and few people even seem to know about it. (snip) The new law will bolster a program that has generated much controversy. Earlier this month, legislators held hearings on the effectiveness of the Armed Prohibited Persons System, used to confiscate the firearms of California residents who...
  • CONNECTICUT GUN OWNERS WAIT IN LINE TO DO SOMETHING MANY GUN OWNERS HOPE THEY NEVER HAVE TO

    12/27/2013 8:56:16 AM PST · by papertyger · 309 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 26, 2013
    Connecticut residents waited in long lines on Thursday to register their firearms and high-capacity magazines before the state’s new gun laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. WFSB-TV reports that a “long-line of people” stood outside the Public Safety Building in Middletown, Conn., all day to register semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines. Several residents were upset with the “unconstitutional” requirement, while at least one person didn’t appear to mind. “I understand why they’re doing it, but I don’t think it’s constitutional,” resident Scott Boccio told WFSB-TV as he was registering his guns. Charles Gillette, who was registering magazines, told...
  • A Silent Chinese Invasion & Disarmament of America is Taking Place

    12/11/2013 7:28:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    America, if there was ever a time in our nation’s history that it was imperative that we as Americans separated ourselves from the constant dribble of the false paradigm of American politics, the time is definitely now. I find myself in total disbelief as I watch the obvious consequences of the corruption, massive wasteful spending, the outsourcing of the American labor force and many other ills that have plagued this nation for decades come boiling to a head like a massive pimple on a teenager’s forehead. When this pimple pops, it is going to hurt. We have to stop pretending...
  • Hypocritical NFL Bans Gun Rights Super Bowl Ad

    12/04/2013 4:32:02 PM PST · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 4, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Politics Of Sport: While ads featuring violent movies and video games regularly appear on NFL broadcasts, pro football has banned an ad supporting the Second Amendment. The NFL is within its rights, since Item 5 in its prohibited list of Super Bowl ad categories includes "Firearms, ammunition or other weapons; however, stores that sell firearms and ammunitions (e.g., outdoor stores and camping stores) will be permitted, provided they sell other products and the ads do not mention firearms, ammunition or other weapons." But the ad submitted twice by Daniel Defense does not sell firearms or one of the company's popular...
  • Forfeiting Credibility: Civil Forfeiture Hurts Law Enforcement, Too

    12/02/2013 9:02:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2013 | Rebecca Furdek
    “I’ve always paid my taxes and have never been arrested or charged with any crime in my life. I am a successful small-business man. But in January of this year, I woke up to find that my business’ entire bank account — more than $35,000 — had been wrongly seized.” These are the words of Terry Dehko, who since 1978 has owned Schott’s Supermarket in Fraser, Michigan. His daughter, Sandy, began working with her dad at the store when she was 12, and now helps him run the business. Last year, the IRS conducted an audit of the store, and...
  • Legalized Theft of Guns

    11/25/2013 10:40:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    An anti-freedom policy has been spreading across United States police departments, the legalized theft of citizens guns.  Recently, it occurred in Georgia.  I am not talking about forfeiture laws.   They are related but have been  covered elsewhere. This is a problem in many urban areas, and it is spreading.  The policy is to impound guns, in extreme cases, all guns that officers come across, whether involved in any crime or not, then to refuse to return the guns until a judge issues an order to return  them.   As the attorney fees needed to obtain a court order can...
  • Slow Motion Gun Confiscation in California

    11/18/2013 7:15:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    What is happening in California, as shown in this Fresno Bee article, is slow motion gun confiscation over time.  California has established gun confiscation squads that move through California confiscating guns that were registered.   As predicted in the essay "Gun Registration is Gun Confiscation" written in 2000, gun registration is not being implemented in massive door to door searches, though such confiscations have happened in recent history, such as in the Philippines in 1972, and even during a flood in Canada this year (2013).  The agents are part of the California Department of Justice's Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS), a...
  • The Original 'Assault Rifle'...

    11/16/2013 11:37:27 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 62 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Kirby
  • Door to Door Gun Confiscation Survivor

    11/06/2013 4:42:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    You meet some interesting people when you hand out cards announcing that you are a member of the new media.   My new friend, Limmuel, above, caught my attention when he cautioned me against believing that "It could never happen here." Limmuel was only a young boy when it happened to him and his family in the Philippines in 1972.  His father told him the details for years afterward.  Limmuel's father was a security guard at a high school in the Philippines when Ferdinand Marcos issued this order pursuant to Proclamation No. 1081 dated September 21, 1972. "NOW, THEREFORE, I,...
  • They’re Coming For Your Savings

    10/18/2013 7:39:48 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 78 replies
    Dollar Collapse ^ | 10/12/2013 | John Rubino
    Another of history’s many lessons is that governments under pressure become thieves. And today’s governments are under a lot of pressure. Before we look at the coming wave of asset confiscations, let’s stroll through some notable episodes of the past, just to make the point that government theft of private wealth is actually pretty common... Will more countries introduce capital controls or asset confiscations in the next few years? Duh, of course. Debt levels are unmanageable, so they have to be lowered. And there are only three ways to do it: deflationary collapse that wipes out the debt through default,...
  • Russia to Grab Pension Money, Temporarily

    10/07/2013 3:59:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal Europe ^ | 10-3-13 | Andrey Ostroukh
    Russia’s government is temporarily seizing $7.6 billion in savings from non-state pension funds while it carries out inspections, a move critics say looks like a “confiscation” aimed at plugging a hole in next year’s state budget. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told ministers Thursday that the government needs to check that the money Russians channel to private pension funds is safe. To do this, it will seize 244 billion rubles ($7.6 billion) from non-state pension funds and put them into the state pension fund. Pension funds hold more than $100 billion in assets. Nearly half of that is mandatory savings managed...
  • Labor Ministry contemplates confiscations (Greece. confiscate business assets)

    10/06/2013 6:55:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    ekathimerini ^ | 10-7-13 | Christina Kopsini
    The Labor and Social Insurance Ministry is seriously considering drastic measures in order to obtain the social security contributions owed by enterprises and to avoid having to slash pensions and benefits. The ministry is planning to force companies to pay up or face having their assets seized, so that the 14 billion euros of contributions due can be recouped. While this amount – equal to 8 percent of the country’s gross domestic product – may be easy to calculate on paper, it is virtually impossible to collect even if the state attempts to confiscate all the real estate properties of...
  • WARNING: All business owners should be aware of this, especially small businesses!

    10/04/2013 7:37:13 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 27 replies
    ij.org ^ | 10/04/13 | Institute for Justice
    United States v. $35,651.11 (The cash in the account of Schott's Supermarket) Feds Seize Family Grocery Store’s Entire Bank Account Can the government use civil forfeiture to take your money when you have done nothing wrong—and then pocket the proceeds? The IRS thinks so. For over 30 years, Terry Dehko has successfully run a grocery store in Fraser, Mich., with his daughter Sandy. In January 2013, without warning, the federal government used civil forfeiture to seize all of the money from the Dehkos’ store bank account (more than $35,000) even though they’ve done absolutely nothing wrong. Their American Dream is...
  • Bullied by the IRS

    09/26/2013 7:56:34 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 53 replies
    Washinton Times ^ | 9/26-2013 | Terry Dehko
    I’ve always paid my taxes and have never been arrested or charged with any crime in my life. I am a successful small-business man. But in January of this year, I woke up to find that my business’ entire bank account — more than $35,000 — had been wrongly seized. Later that same day, I was writing checks to my vendors. A federal agent strolls in. She tells me my hard-earned cash was taken by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). I was shocked. I’ve broken no law, committed no crime and was never warned my store could be in trouble....
  • Cyprus-Style Wealth Confiscation Is Now Starting To Happen All Over The Globe

    09/26/2013 11:17:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    TEC ^ | 09/26/2013 | Michael Snyder
    <p>Now that "bail-ins" have become accepted practice all over the planet, no bank account and no pension fund will ever be 100% safe again. In fact, Cyprus-style wealth confiscation is already starting to happen all around the world. As you will read about below, private pension funds were just raided by the government in Poland, and a "bail-in" is being organized for one of the largest banks in Italy. Unfortunately, this is just the beginning. The precedent that was set in Cyprus is being used as a template for establishing bail-in procedures in New Zealand, Canada and all over Europe. It is only a matter of time before we see this exact same type of thing happen in the United States as well. From now on, anyone that keeps a large amount of money in any single bank account or retirement fund is being incredibly foolish.</p>
  • POLAND CONFISCATES HALF OF CITIZENS' PENSIONS: Attempt to delay nation's looming debt crisis

    09/10/2013 11:11:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 09/10/2013 | Jerome Corsi
    Quietly, as the looming possibility of a U.S. military attack on Syria dominated news internationally, the government of Poland announced a decision to confiscate half of the nation’s pension funds in an attempt to delay an impending government debt crisis. While details remain hazy, Reuters reported Sept. 4 that Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced a government decision to transfer to ZUS, the government pension system, all bond investments in privately owned pension funds within the state-guaranteed system. For now, private pensions in Poland will be allowed to keep equity investments that in the Polish state-guaranteed pension system tend to...
  • UN Office for Disarmament Affairs – Including Americans [Scam--see # 16]

    08/15/2013 1:49:47 PM PDT · by True Grit · 26 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | August 14, 2013 | Martin Armstrong
    The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs has released on August 5th with the turn in the ECM an amazing agenda where they will assist member nations to confiscate weapons from civilians. Who is behind this would be very interesting to find out. Effectively, there seems to be an agenda to disarm the people that can only be to cut off revolution. They will certainly not be disarming criminals. This will apply to registered guns. Given Obama has been buying up all ammunition and tried to ban guns under the pretense of making the streets safer when it is the...
  • Australia:Registration leads to….Forced “Gun Buyback”

    08/15/2013 12:13:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    gunscarstech.com ^ | 15 August, 2013 | wizardpc
    Via jigsaw in #GBC… Greens launch $350m guns buyback plan: THE Greens want to spend more than $350 million to ban semi-automatic handguns and buy them back from their owners. But the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA) said that would not affect the guns used by drug gangs for drive-by shootings in western Sydney.Greens leader Christine Milne said gun violence could not be tackled without taking guns off the streets.“We need strong action to reduce the number of handguns falling into the wrong hands. They have become the firearm of choice for criminals in Australia, especially in the drug...
  • Judge Orders $1 Million Returned to Exotic Dancer

    07/30/2013 12:24:42 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 72 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 23, 2013 | Geetika Rudra
    A federal judge has ruled that Nebraska cops must return over $1 million confiscated at a traffic stop from a woman who saved the money $1 at a time during her 15 year career as an exotic dancer. The money belongs to Tara Mishra, 33, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., who began putting aside her earnings when she started dancing at age 18, according to an opinion U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon wrote last week. The money was meant to start her business and get out of the stripping business, the judge wrote. State troopers confiscated the money in March 2012...
  • Chicago Firearms Confiscation Begins

    07/28/2013 1:18:22 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 48 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | July 28, 2013 | Nick Leghorn
    There’s a good reason that law abiding gun owners don’t want their names on a national gun registry — namely, registration leads to confiscation. Gun control advocates immediately spout that “no one wants to take your guns” and other assorted platitudes designed to comfort gun owners about the prospect of being treated like sex offenders. And yet, from the city of Chicago comes a story of exactly that: registered gun owners having their guns confiscated . . . In Illinois, gun owners are required to get a Firearms Owners ID card, or FOID. It’s good for 10 years, and then...
  • ATF's latest confiscation program

    07/26/2013 5:27:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    wnd ^ | 25 July, 2013 | Jeff Knox
    One of the reasons gun owners tend to be completely opposed to the passage of any new gun laws – no matter how innocuous or reasonable seeming – is the erratic history of interpretation and enforcement of the current gun laws. This is also why I cringe every time I hear someone who supposedly supports gun rights – from politicians to the head of the NRA – calling for the feds to “enforce the laws already on the books.” The fact is, the gun laws that are already on the books are a labyrinth of confusion and booby-traps full of...
  • Canada:Gunning for answers in High River(RCMP Gun Grab from locked, flooded, homes)

    07/25/2013 9:56:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    sunnewsnetwork.ca ^ | 24 July,2013 | LORNE GUNTER
    There are two things I want most to know about the incident that has become known as the High River Gun Grab: Who ordered it? And, how did police know what houses to go into to find guns? I know there are other questions about why Mounties seized guns in the abandoned Alberta town of High River last month during the disastrous spring flooding there, such as under what legal authority did the RCMP "take possession of firearms" (the force's spin-doctored term for seizing) and what did the Alberta provincial government know about the seizure? Did Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan...
  • Confiscation? What are you talking about? We would never…..

    07/23/2013 6:57:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 22 July, 2013 | Miguel
    Confiscation? What are you talking about? We would never….. Posted on July 22, 2013 by Miguel Part of a letter from the friendly folks at NYPD, Licensing Division to NY City Gun Owners: See? If you surrender your weapon (under threat of coming down on your sorry ass with all the power that the City of NY and Mayor Bloomberg can exercise) , it cannot be confiscation! Now, who are you gonna believe? Us or them paranoid rednecks from the NRA? Related Article on Gun Watch: Gun Registration is Gun Confiscation 
  • New EU Plan Will Make Every Bank Account In Europe Vulnerable To Cyprus-Style Wealth Confiscation

    06/30/2013 6:06:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    TEC ^ | 06/28/2013 | Michael Snyder
    Did you actually believe that they were not going to use the precedent that they set in Cyprus? On Thursday, EU finance ministers agreed to a shocking new plan that will make every bank account in Europe vulnerable to Cyprus-style bail-ins. In other words, the wealth confiscation that we just witnessed in Cyprus will now be used as a template for future bank failures all over Europe. That means that if you have a bank account in Europe, you could wake up some morning and every penny in that account over 100,000 euros could be gone. That is exactly what...
  • Flood evacuees furious as RCMP enter locked homes to confiscate firearms.

    06/28/2013 7:01:25 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 43 replies
    Radio Canada International ^ | Friday 28 June, 2013 | Marc Montgomery
    High River ( Alberta, Canada) residents mill about an RCMP roadblock where much angry shouting was heard as police refused entry into the town. Residents were astounded to learn the police had broken into homes to confiscate firear Residents of the previously flooded town of High River, are angry at delays in being allowed back in to the town. The 13-thousand citizens were ordered out and the town completely evacuated during the flood, but as waters have receded, residents are eager to return home to assess the damage. The RCMP has been refusing to let people back in as the...
  • Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston

    06/28/2013 1:24:38 PM PDT · by DelaWhere · 62 replies
    DelawareVolunteerGuard ^ | 6/26/13 | History Made Current
    Delaware Volunteer Guard shared America's Misled Patriots status. Tuesday Interesting take on events. Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston BOSTON National guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19th by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the...
  • Katrina “Gun Confiscation” – My Experience

    06/13/2013 10:22:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    thebangswitch.com ^ | 13 June, 2013 | Brannon LeBouef
    Submitted by Brannon LeBouefExecutive Summary: Yes, some guns were confiscated in New Orleans, LA (NOLA) following hurricane Katrina, but it was nowhere near as widespread as some would have you believe. They were isolated incidents and the majority of those were done by out of town LEO and MIL.What you are about to read are my personal experiences and recollection of events as I saw them. While not all-inclusive, I think they lend a fiar account of what really happened on the ground. Realities:While it has been nearly 8 years since the events of Hurricane Katrina, which in my opinion...
  • CT:State took guns of man for mischief night egg fight

    06/08/2013 7:09:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | 8 June, 2013 | Ken Dixon
    HARTFORD -- A longtime gun owner who recently had his permit revoked over a 1971 Halloween egg fight was the inspiration for an amendment to the state's new gun law. James E. Gorham, a 61-year-old Norwalk gun collector and target shooter, received a letter in January ordering him to turn in his guns; his one instance of teenage mischief disqualified him from legal gun ownership. "I was first contacted by the Norwalk Police Department before I got a certified letter from the State Police," said Gorham, a businessman. "It was a real surprise. They told me I had been involved...
  • FL:Expert: Police taking distraught man's guns OK, keeping them a problem

    06/02/2013 9:08:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    news-journalonline.com ^ | 1 June, 2013 | Lyda Longa
    DAYTONA BEACH — A judge would probably agree Daytona Beach police officers did the right thing when they entered the residence of a former infantry combat veteran and seized a cache of the man's firearms after he threatened suicide, an Orlando attorney who specializes in gun cases said. But when police Chief Mike Chitwood refused to return the weapons to 27-year-old Anthony Bontempo after Bontempo was released from Baker Act custody at the hospital, the chief may have violated state law, Jon Gutmacher, attorney and author of the book "Florida Firearms — Law, Use and Ownership," said. "They have no...
  • Police accused of erasing cell phone footage of fatal beating

    05/17/2013 6:30:08 AM PDT · by Altariel · 47 replies
    CNET ^ | May 15, 2013 | Chris Matyszczyk
    A woman says that she warned police she was filming a fatal encounter between six of them and another man. She says police took her phone before she could post the video to the Web. There are now suggestions the footage was deleted. Cell phones seem to be causing the police increasing unease. It's quite easy for ordinary people to film officers in the line of duty, and sometimes that duty can seem to be excessively dutiful. This seems to be the view of Maria Melendez, who says she used her phone to film a case of what appeared to...