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  • Gun Registration: What's the Big Deal?

    05/30/2014 9:46:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Colin Noir
    Video at link.
  • Alois Schicklgruber Advocated The Registration of Guns

    04/20/2014 5:53:42 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Google Plus ^ | April 20, 2014 | Staff
  • Obama Budget Lays Groundwork for Universal Gun Registry

    04/10/2014 4:20:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 10 April 2014 | Gun Owners
    Last Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder testified before a House appropriations subcommittee on behalf of his department's proposed budget for FY2015. Apparently, Holder didn't think anyone would read his written submission, because he all-but-admitted that Obama intends to implement a Universal Gun Registry by executive fiat.He also asked Congress to help fund so-called “smart gun” technology, which would prevent a gun from firing unless the shooter is wearing an accompanying bracelet or ring.“Smart guns” are a dumb ideaGiven that “smart gun” technology only works about 80 percent of the time -- according to the New Jersey Institute of Technology --...
  • Shoppers Stock Up On Rifles, Shotguns Before California Long Gun Registry Begins

    12/27/2013 6:17:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    KMAX-TV ^ | December 27, 2013
    A new gun law coming in 2014 has gun owners stocking up on long guns before a new registry begins. Even though the law is at least temporarily boosting his bottom line, Just Guns owner John Deaser isn’t a fan. He says requiring people to register their rifles and shotguns is an unnecessary invasion of privacy. In the last week of 2013, he says sales of long guns are up 30 to 50 percent. The registry goes into effect on Jan. 1, and would require long gun owners to register their weapons like handgun owners already do. It would track...
  • Gun Control, the Jews, and the Third Reich

    11/20/2013 6:58:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-20-13 | Abraham Miller
    In 1996, in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the modern Olympics, the German government issued a set of four stamps. One of these celebrates Alfred and Gustav Flatow, cousins, who were gold medalists in the 1896 Olympics. Alfred took the first in the parallel bars and with his cousin also won gold for the German team's overall performance. In 1932, Alfred Flatow registered three handguns, as decreed by the harsh gun control laws of the Weimar Republic that were drawn amid the violence and chaos of the aftermath of World War I. The Weimar Republican grew out of...
  • Global Gun Grab: Kerry Signs U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

    09/25/2013 3:52:33 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Septemner 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Second Amendment: The Senate is unlikely to ratify a United Nations arms treaty signed by John Kerry, but gun control zealots will use it as justification for "common sense" infringements on our constitutional right. The secretary of state signed the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty on Wednesday despite repeated indications that it would be dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate. One warning was a letter from Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., that said the treaty would be rejected just like "other U.N.-sponsored treaties which threaten our country's sovereignty." Inhofe reminded Kerry that the pact would "collect dust alongside the Law...
  • Corker Warns Obama Administration Against Any Action to Implement U.N. Arms Trade Treaty...

    09/25/2013 5:18:39 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 52 replies
    U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations ^ | Sept. 24, 2013 | U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn
    WASHINGTON – Asserting the Senate’s constitutional role on treaties, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, in a letter today warned the Obama administration against taking any action to implement the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty without Senate advice and consent. “The ATT raises significant legislative and constitutional questions. Any act to implement this treaty, provisionally or otherwise, before the Congress provides its advice and consent would be fundamentally inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution, law, and practice,” said Corker. Full text of the letter is included below and in the attached document. Dear President Obama,...
  • 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...
  • Obama to Sign UN Gun Treaty This Month – Will Lead to National Registry

    08/14/2013 1:28:02 PM PDT · by LucyT · 101 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | August 12, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Before Stalin could confiscate the guns he needed a national gun registry. In April the United Nations passed sweeping legislation that will regulate the international arms trade and could lead to a national registry in the United States. Barack Obama is reportedly going to sign the treaty this month while Congress is on vacation. In April the United Nations passed sweeping legislation that will regulate the international arms trade and could lead to a national registry in the United States. Barack Obama is reportedly going to sign the treaty this month while Congress is on vacation. Ammoland reported: You heard...
  • GUN OWNERS: Don’t Let Obama Sign UN Arms Trade Treaty

    08/05/2013 6:14:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Your guns are in danger. Obama has stopped defending the Second Amendment. He did not get his gun control agenda passed in the Senate. So, he’s unconstitutionally trying to use the United Nations to control your guns. Don’t let him. Obama is getting dangerously close to signing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. If he signs this treaty and the Senate ratifies it, the Second Amendment is toast. And your guns will be in the control of dictators around the world. This sounds like a bad movie or a conspiracy theory, and I wish it were. But it’s real. 130...
  • Cook County sheriff’s team taking guns if FOID card is revoked

    07/26/2013 3:40:30 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 30 replies
    Chicago Sun -Times ^ | 26 july 2013
    A new Cook County Sheriff’s team is crisscrossing the suburbs to seize guns from thousands of people whose Firearm Owner’s Identification Cards have been revoked. More than 3,000 people in Cook County have failed to surrender their revoked FOID cards to the state. Sheriff Tom Dart said he thinks many of them continue to possess firearms.
  • 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 
  • Canada Moves to Eliminate Gun Registry

    06/28/2013 8:48:13 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 28 replies
    As the Obama administration pushes for stronger gun laws in the United States, Canada is moving toward entirely eliminating its controversial gun registry program. Many critics have noted that gun registries place additional burdens on honest citizens looking to own firearms, while opening them up to politically motivated targeting of the kind recently revealed in the United States when the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted it had been targeting conservatives for extra scrutiny...
  • Obama administration pushes new public health research agenda on gun control

    06/27/2013 12:50:06 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 83 replies
    fox ^ | June 26, 2013 | George Russell
    In the near future, Americans who own or want guns likely will be subject to rafts of new questions from social scientists, medical researchers and law enforcement officials intent to discover just what guns they own, why they own them and what they intend to use them for — not to mention where and how they keep them. They will also likely have more researchers poring over such issues as whether childhood education programs against gun violence actually work; whether there actually is any relationship between violence in the media and in real life; and whether the safety plans that...
  • White House suggests Obama will put off signing arms treaty until August

    06/11/2013 12:18:58 PM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | Julian Pecquet
    The White House signaled Monday that President Obama will delay signing a controversial arms trade treaty until after Congress leaves for summer recess. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the president aims to sign the pact “before the end of August.” Obama could have signed it as early as Monday. The National Rifle Association (NRA) opposes the treaty, and the delay would allow Obama to sign the pact during the August doldrums, with Congress out of town. That time frame appears to validate the concerns of treaty advocates who had worried the administration would wait until the cover of darkness...
  • U.N. arms treaty a direct threat to American gun ownership

    06/05/2013 2:05:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/03/13 | Chris W. Cox
    Oxfam America has long served as a reliable cheerleader for nearly all misguided United Nations policy. However, Oxfam America President Raymond Offenheiser’s Friday op-ed (“President should ignore fear mongering and sign arms treaty”) is an exceptional illustration of this blind allegiance. Offenheiser wants us to simultaneously believe the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty is both the single most important tool to cracking down on war crimes and that the treaty has absolutely no teeth whatsoever. That’s twisted logic for sure. Here’s the truth. The Arms Trade Treaty directly threatens the Second Amendment rights and privacy of American gun owners. Article 12...
  • Connecticut legislators strengthen ban on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines

    06/04/2013 11:16:21 AM PDT · by matt04 · 34 replies
    Connecticut lawmakers who passed strict new gun control measures in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre approved a package of revisions Monday to reduce confusion about the new rules and expand the list of officials who can legally possess restricted firearms. Both chambers of the state legislature voted to adopt changes and exemptions to the bipartisan deal that strengthened the state’s assault weapons ban and banned the sale of high-capacity magazines. The legislation emerged from a bipartisan working group that sought to refine the original gun control bill, which proponents hailed as one of the most far-reaching in...
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished - In Washington, D.C.

    06/01/2013 6:00:52 PM PDT · by Noremac · 4 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | June 1,2013 | Richard Cameron
    This story would be disconcerting, nonsensical and puzzling if it took place in any but a handful of cities in this country, but when you hear that it unfolded in Washington D.C., you just think to yourself - “yeah, I get it”. Picture this in your mind. You hear a child crying out in horror and pain and you step outside to see what is going on and what you see is a boy, about 11 years old merely riding a bicycle, being attacked by 3 pitbulls. You decide not to go pick up the phone, call 911 and possibly...
  • Obama To Sign International Gun Control Treaty On June 3rd

    05/30/2013 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies
    Obama To Sign International Gun Control Treaty On June 3rd On June 3, President Barack Obama will sign the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT passed in the U.N. General Assembly by a vote of 153-4 on April 2. This treaty is ostensibly aimed at putting an end to gun trafficking across international boundaries, and both Breitbart News and the NRA have argued that it will eventually require an international gun registry in order to be enforceable. The ATT also provides the executive branch of our government with broad powers for controlling which guns do and don't come into...
  • Must See "Gun Grabber TV"(TM) ! 17-Apr-2013 Sen. 649 Amendment Debate

    04/17/2013 8:04:25 AM PDT · by SecondAmendment · 42 replies
    C-Span 2 ^ | 17-Apr-2013 | SecondAmendment
    Waiting for debate on amendments for Sen. 649, the "Disarm America Act of 2013". You can watch the treason and treachery live online @ http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2 !
  • Warning To American Gun Owners From Canadian News Anchor (Dire Words Left's favorite country north)

    04/12/2013 1:05:25 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 17 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI69FhV94uI ^ | April 9. 2013 | Brian Lilley
    Warning To American Gun Owners From Canadian News Anchor Published on Apr 9, 2013 Brian Lilley gives an important warning to his American friends: registration of firearms will lead to the confiscation of firearms.
  • The AWB Bill, Complete, with Manchin-Toomey Amendments

    04/12/2013 6:56:13 AM PDT · by DBrow · 67 replies
    Congressional Record ^ | 4/12/2013 | Sen. Joe Manchin, III
    Here is the whole, long AWB including Manchin-Toomey amendments, the "compromise", which is on pages 2613-2618, toward the end. thomas.loc.gov has a "search link" which will expire so I posted the whole thing.   TEXT OF AMENDMENTS -- (Senate - April 11, 2013) [Page: S2598] ---        SA 711. Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself, Mr. SCHUMER, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. WHITEHOUSE, Ms. KLOBUCHAR, Mr. FRANKEN, Mr. BLUMENTHAL, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. HARKIN, Mr. ROCKEFELLER, Ms. MIKULSKI, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. REED, Mr. CARPER, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. MENENDEZ, Mr. CARDIN, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, Mr. SCHATZ, Mr. MURPHY, Ms. HIRONO, Ms. WARREN, and Mr. COWAN) submitted an...
  • Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele: I Don’t Understand The Fear Of Gun Registration

    04/10/2013 8:10:04 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 82 replies
    tpm ^ | 4/9/2013 | DAVID TAINTOR
    Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Tuesday said he doesn't understand why gun owners fear the registration of their firearms. "I don't get the fear of registration," Steele said on MSNBC. "I don't get the, the concern about trafficking. Are we saying that we want criminals to, you know, make … back-alley sales out of the trunks of their cars?" Steele was part of a panel on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," during which former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) said that responsible gun owners insure their guns, which means they're registered. "I mean, I don't understand," she said. MSNBC...
  • Sen. Lee: Backgound Checks Could Allow Holder to Create Gun Registry Using Regulations

    04/10/2013 5:04:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 10. 2013 | Joe Schoffstall
    On Wednesday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) took to the Senate floor and warned that universal background checks could lead to a national registry system for guns. "Some of the proposals, like for example- universal background checks- would allow the federal government to surveil law-abiding citizens who exercise their Constitutional rights. One of the provisions we expect to see in the bill based on what we saw in the Judiciary Committee- on which I sit- would allow the Attorney General of the United States (Eric Holder) to promulgate regulations that could lead to a national registry system for guns. Something my...
  • NRA Fires Back: Gun rights group to oppose Manchin, Toomey background check bill

    04/10/2013 10:36:37 AM PDT · by xzins · 111 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 10, 2013 | CJ Ciaramella
    The National Rifle Association will oppose the background check bill introduced by Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) Wednesday, the pro-Second Amendment group told the Free Beacon. Manchin and Toomey held a press conference Wednesday morning announcing a bipartisan bill that would expand background checks for all commercial firearm sales, including gun shows and Internet sales. The bill is the latest effort by the Senate to introduce background check legislation, after negotiations between Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) and Democrats broke down earlier this year. Manchin’s office told BuzzFeed Wednesday that the senators had been...
  • NBC News' Todd On Background Checks: What Do Gun Owners Have to Hide?

    04/02/2013 3:07:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | April 2, 2013 | Larry O'Connor
    On this Sunday's "Meet the Press," guest-host Chuck Todd was interviewing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) about the current status of the Senate's gun legislation, specifically what is being called the "Universal Background Check" which Democrats and their media counterparts favor as a "common-sense measure" in reaction to the Newton murders a few months ago. Forget the fact that a background check would have had absolutely no impact on Newtown, or Aurora, or Tucson, or Columbine, or Virginia Tech, or any other high-profile crime; progressives are bound and determined to use these massacres to slowly whittle away at Americans' constitutionally protected,...
  • Gun control: Did Obama let the moment pass? (Sniff, sniff ... boo-hoo)

    03/30/2013 2:55:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 29, 2013 | Linda Feldmann
    Has the moment passed for tighter gun restrictions? President Obama himself raised that question Thursday at a White House event aimed at revitalizing the prospects for legislation, 100 days after a Connecticut elementary school massacre that shocked the nation. Flanked by families affected by gun violence, the president made an emotional plea for action and insisted it’s not too late. “The notion that two months or three months after something as horrific as what happened at Newtown happens, and we’ve moved on to other things?” he said. “That’s not who we are.” Next Wednesday, Obama will travel to Colorado to...
  • Rand Paul and Ted Cruz threaten filibuster on guns

    03/26/2013 4:28:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | March 25, 2013 | Jonathan Allen
    Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are threatening to filibuster gun-control legislation, according to a letter they plan to hand-deliver to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office on Tuesday. “We will oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions,” the three conservatives wrote in a copy of the signed letter obtained by POLITICO. Reid plans to bring up a gun-control measure that focuses on broadening background checks and cracking down on interstate gun-trafficking after the current Senate recess. Conservatives are concerned that once that bill reaches the...
  • Bill to seize registered assault weapons dead, author says (California)

    03/23/2013 1:49:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Chico Enterprise-Record ^ | March 22, 2013 | Josh Richman
    SACRAMENTO — One of the most controversial gun-control bills introduced in California this year — a move to seize the 166,000 registered assault weapons grandfathered in under the state's ban — is dead, its author said Thursday. When Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, introduced AB174 in January, it was designed to declare the Legislature's intent to end all "grandfather clauses" allowing ownership of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. But on Tuesday, he gutted and amended the bill to address public-school health centers instead. Coincidentally, it was the same day that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he won't include Sen....
  • Schumer’s Transfer Tyranny

    03/14/2013 12:06:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | MARCH 14, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    He wants you to get a background check if you lend your friend a gun for the weekend. Yesterday, S. 374, or the “Protecting Responsible Gun Sellers Act of 2013” as it has been inexplicably termed, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee by ten votes to eight. If it were to become law, S. 374 would usher in what advocates refer to as a system of “universal background checks.” It would do a lot more, besides. As it stands in our ostensibly ghoulish status quo, a free American citizen may leave his guns with his unrelated roommate for more...
  • Three So Called ‘Reasonable’ Policy’s Leading to National Gun Registration

    03/14/2013 2:31:39 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 22 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Mar. 14, 2013 | Dudley Brown
    Colorado -–(Ammoland.com)- The most dangerous phase in the fight to defeat the gun grabbers’ all-out assault on our Second Amendment freedoms is upon us. I’m talking about the gun grabbers’ “Plan B” alternative – a triple threat designed to sound more “reasonable” to the public than a total gun ban. After I explain why this “Plan B” triple threat is so dangerous, I need you to take IMMEDIATE action and forward this article to every pro-gun person you know and ask them to help fight back as well. The “Plan B” alternative has three components: Fictitious “gun trafficking” legislation, so-called...
  • Details of Schumer’s Mandatory Background Check Bill (S. 374) (NOT GOOD!)

    03/13/2013 3:35:54 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    The main provision of the bill is that any transfer of a firearm, no matter how fleeting, needs to go through an FFL and the transferee needs to have a background check performed through the NICS system. There are some exceptions, but they aren’t very good ones. As one of the provisions designed to “alleviate the fears” of the gun-owning public, it looks like there’s a provision in here that permanently sets the price of all FFL transfer fees to the same amount. That number will be set by the Attorney General, which these days is still Eric Holder. The...
  • DHS Backdooring Gun Registration in Missouri

    03/07/2013 5:02:49 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06 March 2013 | Timothy Birdnow
    The Department of Homeland Security is attempting to backdoor gun registration in the State of Missouri. According to talk show host Dana Loesch: "Department of Revenue is working with the Department of Homeland Security to install new hard and software to obtain data on Missouri citizens and transfer this information to DHS and unnamed third parties, says Kinder. Kinder and the Stoddard County Prosecutor today took legal action and held a press conference outlining the infringement on civil liberties as posted by the DoR and DHS. The move by the departments is related to the Real ID. Griffin went to...
  • Senate to introduce gun control bill without assault weapons ban

    02/04/2013 2:49:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 130 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2013 | Rick Moran
    If a ban can't pass the Senate, it certainly won't pass in the House. Consider the assault weapons ban a dead issue, while the ammunition limit is alive and well. Wall Street Journal: Senate Democratic leaders expect a gun bill to move to the Senate floor that includes most of the proposals backed by President Barack Obama, with the notable exception of a ban on military-style, semiautomatic weapons, a top aide to Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said.The bill would likely seek to limit the capacity of ammunition magazines; expand background checks to include sales at gun shows and...
  • ObamaCare guarantees "personal information" will CEASE to be personal. Yep, gun ownership info too

    02/04/2013 8:42:54 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/4/13 | Doug Book
    Being a good, Democrat-run state, Minnesota has decided to build an ObamaCare exchange, turning all healthcare rights and choices of its citizens over to the tender mercies of federal death panels and untrained, IT technicians in Washington, DC. But if anything, that’s the GOOD news for unsuspecting Minnesotans! For all information currently considered “personal” will, at the stroke of a keyboard, become known to countless bureaucracies throughout the State and federal governments. As the Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom explains it: “Buried in the text of the Minnesota Obamacare Exchange bill (MNHIX) [is] a tiny but controversial section allowing free-flow...
  • What Purposes Would Federal Background Checks and Firearm Registries Serve?

    01/28/2013 12:59:03 PM PST · by DanMiller · 9 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 28, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Probably not only the purposes our devoted civil savants advance to justify them I'm not a stupid racist, so you don't scare me! Uh, you do work for the DHS -- don't you? * * * * * * Stuff that doesn't work An article at PJ Tatler claims that "even supporters admit background checks won't reduce gun violence." However, the article does not contend that a push for background checks might be motivated by additional objectives. The article notes flaws in the aggregation of State data on mental illness and assorted crimes. For instance, while the background checks cover...
  • The Resistance Begins: Refuse to Register ; “Largest Act of Civil Disobedience in State History”

    01/25/2013 8:50:10 PM PST · by blam · 139 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-25-2013 | Mac Slavo
    The Resistance Begins: New York Gun Owners Refuse to Register; “Largest Act of Civil Disobedience in State History” Mac Slavo January 25th, 2013 With emotions running high in the aftermath of the Newtown Sandy Hook shooting, politicians on the State and Federal level have begun introducing legislative actions to curtail access to firearms protected by the Second Amendment. In Missouri, parents may soon be forced to register firearms with their child’s school under threat of criminal penalties. In Massachusetts, another proposal would require storage of semi-automatic rifles at government approved storage depots. And, in the State of New York, congressional...
  • Gun registry records destroyed

    01/25/2013 12:31:39 AM PST · by Lancey Howard · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | November 02, 2012 | David Akin , Kris Sims ,QMIAgency
    OTTAWA - Federal Conservatives were cheering the destruction of hundreds of thousands of gun registry records Thursday night, the culmination of what has been a core campaign promise by the Tories for a decade. The records were destroyed on Halloween, an extra treat for thousands of long-gun owners across the country who had long complained the registry made them feel like criminals. The records, though, still exist for long-gun owners in Quebec, where there is a court order in place to protect them. (snip) Tony Bernardo, spokesman for the Canadian Shooting Sports Association, said he was "delighted that the data...
  • Firearm dealers told to ignore federal law, begin de facto registration of gun owners

    01/19/2013 10:38:52 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 63 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/19/13 | Doug Book
    Barack Obama’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has sent an open letter to all Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders/licensed gun dealers in the United States, recommending they “…enhance public safety and assist law enforcement by encouraging and facilitating transfers of firearms between private individuals through their business.” In short, FFL holders are being told to perform background checks and keep records of private gun sales between American citizens, EVEN THOUGH federal law may NOT require that they do so! (1) According to current federal law, gun sales between private individuals must be...
  • There already is a national gun registry. It’s called the NRA membership list.

    01/17/2013 9:28:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    AmericaBlog ^ | January 17, 2013 | John Aravosis
    A colleague made an interesting point this morning. If the NRA and its paranoid membership are so worried about the government creating a national gun registry, lest the government use that list to confiscate guns, they should stop worrying: The best list in the country already exists. It’s called the NRA membership. Sure, the NRA membership list doesn’t contain a gun registry of “all” firearms owners in America. But it does contain a list of many of the most paranoid, crazy, militant gun owners. The very people a “fascist” government would be most concerned about. Why does this matter? Well,...
  • Revolutionary Language

    01/12/2013 12:37:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 11, 2013 | Charles M. Blow
    Listen closely. That sound you hear is the sound of a cultural paranoia by people who have lost their grip on the reins of power, and on reality, and who fear the worst is coming. And they are preparing for it, whatever it may be — a war, a revolution, an apocalypse. These extremists make sensible, reasonable gun control hard to discuss, let alone achieve in this country, because they skew the conversations away from common-sense solutions on which both rational gun owners and non-gun owners can agree. These people, a vocal minority, have extreme fears — gun confiscation, widespread...
  • Gun-control efforts are arrogant abuse of rights: Make no mistake—pols are coming for our guns

    01/11/2013 6:41:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Athens Banner-Herald ^ | January 11, 2013 | Jerry Haas
    This is not unexpected. The Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting is the impetus. While the deaths at the school are beyond tragic, firearms confiscation and an assault weapons ban (however defined) are liberal opportunism. It is the government attempting to usurp our rights. We are made in the image of God. Traditionally, this includes the capacity to reason, to make moral judgments, communicate through language, develop relationships governed by love and commitment, create and enjoy all sorts of arts, and to investigate our universe through scientific developments. Being made in his image, God gave man dominion over all the earth....
  • Gun Owners Worry New Proposals Could Make Millions Of Americans Criminals (Everything Class III?)

    01/10/2013 12:13:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Raleigh Telegram ^ | January 10, 2013 | Staff
    RALEIGH – Many North Carolina gun owners and gun enthusiasts are worried that new gun proposals that go far beyond an assault rifle ban would make many of the otherwise law abiding 80 million Americans who are gun owners into criminals if they do not register their weapons with federal authorities. National and international media reports have stated that the White House under a committee led by Vice President Joe Biden is going to seek sweeping changes in how guns are registered, sold, and taxed in the wake of the Newton, Connecticut school shooting. Under the potential proposals which have...
  • Dear Mr. Security Agent: A letter to law enforcement

    01/07/2013 6:54:35 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 227 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | January 7, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    Dear Mr. Security Agent, Federal, state, or local. You, the man or woman with the badge, the sworn LEO or FLEA and those who inhabit the many law enforcement niches in between and on all sides. This essay is directed to you, because in the end, how this turmoil about gun control turns out will depend largely upon your decisions and actions over the coming months and years. I sincerely wish that members of Congress—who may soon be voting on new gun control measures—would read this essay, but I realize that’s a pipe dream, considering the impenetrable bubbles around those...
  • ‘National database’ on gun sales part of Obama anti-gun game plan

    01/06/2013 11:51:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 124 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 January, 2013 | Dave Workman
    The Washington Post is reporting that President Barack Obama is preparing to pull out all the stops in pushing his anti-gun agenda in what the newspaper calls “a far broader and more comprehensive approach” than the Clinton-era ban on semi-autos. That ban expired in 2004 after a ten-year lifespan. Passage of the measure cost Democrats control of Congress in November 1994. The moves will be sold as an effort to curb “gun violence,” but it appears there is much more in the president’s plan, including what the Post calls “measures backed by key law enforcement leaders that would require universal...
  • Feinstein Goes For Broke With New Gun-Ban Bill

    12/29/2012 7:33:08 AM PST · by IbJensen · 42 replies
    NRA ^ | 12/27/2012 | NRA/ILA Staff
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)—author of the federal “assault weapon” and “large” ammunition magazine ban of 1994-2004—has announced that on the first day of the new Congress—January 3rd— she will introduce a bill to which her 1994 ban will pale by comparison. On Dec. 17th, Feinstein said, “I have been working with my staff for over a year on this legislation” and “It will be carefully focused.” Indicating the depth of her research on the issue, she said on Dec. 21st that she had personally looked at pictures of guns in 1993, and again in 2012. According to a Dec. 27th...
  • Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons--summary of Feinstein Bill, incl. registry requirement

    12/27/2012 7:50:24 AM PST · by driftdiver · 338 replies
    United States Senate ^ | 12/27/2012 | Dianne Feinstein
    In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devises. Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation: Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of: -120 specifically-named firearms -Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic -Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
  • Do we really need to own guns? (Yes, he's serious)

    08/05/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2012 | Joseph Cotto
    Following the Aurora shooting, the subject of gun control has returned to our national dialogue. Earlier this week, I wrote about my plan for firearms safety. The article itself was quite popular in terms of readership, but not so much when it came to reader commentary. What I proposed was quite simple; that a thirty day waiting period for firearm sales be mandated by the government. During this time, law enforcement officials would conduct a series of comprehensive background checks on all purchasers. If nothing negative were to turn up, then an individual could retrieve his or her gun after...
  • Wis. police chiefs call for tougher gun checks

    07/16/2012 6:49:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    gazettextra.com ^ | 16 July, 2012 | AP
    The Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association and the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence plan to meet with Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidates on Monday and Tuesday to discuss potential federal legislation that would require buyers in private gun sales to undergo a background check.
  • NRA Takes Aim at Weapons Treaty

    07/10/2012 11:23:33 AM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | July 9, 2012 | Kira Zalan
    The powerful American gun lobby worries about the reach of a global pact on conventional arms. Delegations from almost 200 countries convened at the United Nations this month to come up with a new treaty that would regulate international trade in conventional weapons. The effort, supported by the Obama administration, has very vocal opposition: the American gun lobby. Proponents of the Arms Trade Treaty argue that inadequate controls over the international arms market result in armed violence against civilians by human rights violators, criminals, gangs, warlords, and terrorists. The treaty would require governments to deny weapons transfers to states that...