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  • White House, Democrats Cry Foul Over GOP Push to Enforce Immigration, Other Laws

    03/13/2014 2:04:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 12, 2014 | Emma Dumain with Steven T. Dennis
    A House Republican bill aimed at forcing President Barack Obama to enforce immigration and other laws as they are written drew sharp rebukes Wednesday from the White House and House Democrats, who ripped the measure as anti-immigrant. The legal dispute over President Barack Obama’s unilateral decision to suspend deportations for people brought to the country illegally by their parents, known as “dreamers,” has split the GOP and Democrats before. But on Wednesday the dispute threatened to end any lingering goodwill Democrats were inclined to extend toward GOP leaders, who just weeks earlier unveiled a set of immigration principles for overhauling...
  • Obama: ‘Whenever I can take steps without legislation,’ I will

    02/09/2014 3:42:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/08/14 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama said Saturday that he’s doing everything he can to reduce income inequality in America. In his weekly address, Mr. Obama said too many Americans haven’t seen increases in their wages, while the wealthy “are doing better than ever.” “We’ve got to reverse those trends,” Mr. Obama said. “We’ve got to build an economy that works for everyone, not just a fortunate few.” Toward his goal, the president noted that he’s taken steps through executive action in recent weeks to boost job training, to guarantee every child has access to quality education, and to boost income and retirement savings.
  • Colorado legislators propose repeal of anti-gun laws as local district ends ban on open-carry

    01/31/2014 5:41:20 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    Guns ^ | 1/31/14 | Max Slowik
    With two anti-gun Colorado state legislators recently voted out of office and a third retiring facing another recall election it’s clear that gun control isn’t the non-issue so many in office assumed it would be. Now several legislators are working to repeal the laws passed early last year in Colorado, with a new package of house bills that would roll back the recent changes. Although Colorado citizens recently voted to recall two proponents of the gun control package, including then state senate president John Morse and senator Angela Giron, the Democratic Party still holds a majority by one vote. A...
  • Arkansas Accidents

    01/20/2014 1:36:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Call OSHA. Quick! We desperately need the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to take a look at the incredibly dangerous flooring in the Arkansas State Capitol. This federal agency could determine why the state’s legislators are slipping or stumbling or tripping (that’s it!) so badly that legislative provisions they never, ever intended to enact are flying out of their briefcases or folders (or you-know-what) to land inexplicably into law. Laws they pass without having read. Of course. In last year’s legislative session — the first with both chambers of the state’s General Assembly controlled by Republicans since the century before...
  • When Ignorance Is an Excellent Excuse: Stop fining and jailing unwitting criminals.

    01/13/2014 7:42:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/13/2014 | Evan Bernick
    In the wake of media reports that 40,000 new federal, state, and local laws will go into effect this year, there’s no better time for Americans to revisit the old maxim that “ignorance of the law is no excuse.” An unknown number of these new provisions are criminal laws that can deprive us of our liberty and brand us for life. No ordinary American can be expected to know every law, new and old, on the books, not even every criminal law. Anyone concerned about Americans’ being locked up for innocent behavior should resolve to help end overcriminalization. Overcriminalization strikes...
  • Failed Strategy of the Pro-Life Movement [Persuasion needed, not legislation]

    01/05/2014 4:14:57 PM PST · by Moseley · 8 replies
    Delaware Politics ^ | January 5, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The Republican Party has been clobbered in recent elections by a mythical “war on women” largely driven by abortion. Hysteria about a war on women was fueled by a Republican proposal in Virginia’s General Assembly about trans-vaginal ultrasounds before abortions. Conservatives who think people should pay for their own birth control were misrepresented as woman haters. Rush Limbaugh’s inflammatory attack on flaky Sandra Fluke upset superficial people. Somewhere in the last ten to fifteen years, the Pro-Life movement took a massive detour – for the worse. Pro-Lifers stopped trying to educate the public and persuade people of the very obvious...
  • Professors question enforceability of 3-D printer legislation

    12/23/2013 8:11:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    thedp.com ^ | 8 December, 2013 | Jill Castellano
    While it is now illegal to use 3-D printers to manufacture firearms without proper licensing, some Penn professors question the significance of that legislation. In September, Philadelphia became the first city to ban the use of 3-D printers to create part or all of a firearm by anyone other than a licensed gun manufacturer. The legislation follows debate over 3-D printed guns, which stems from a public computer file released by the Texas company Defense Distributed in May, which could be used to create a firearm called “The Liberator” on a 3-D printer. This November, the manufacturing company Solid Concepts...
  • One Cheer for Our Unproductive Congress: Legislative Inactivity is Actually a Blessing

    12/11/2013 7:37:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/11/2013 | Michael Tanner
    As this session of the 113th Congress draws to a merciful close, much of the punditry has picked up on the refrain that this is the “most unproductive Congress in history.” Indeed, this Congress has passed just 28 bills, easily eclipsing the previous record for inactivity set by Congress in 2012, when it passed just 68 new laws. But why, we might ask, is this such a bad thing? Sure, there are things we might have wished Congress had accomplished. Something to address immigration or entitlement reform springs to mind. And it certainly would have produced less chaos if Congress...
  • YOUR GOVERNMENT: 1. Legislation [part 1 of new 11-part series from "Virtual President" BILL WHITTLE]

    11/04/2013 1:13:59 AM PST · by RonDog · 9 replies
    www.BillWhittle.com ^ | October 11, 2013 | Bill Whittle
    YOUR GOVERNMENT: 1. Legislation 10.11.13 YOUR GOVERNMENT: 1. LEGISLATION My fellow Americans. Either the government belongs to you, or you belong to the government. It’s either one or the other. This government no longer belongs to you, and it hasn’t for a long time. But we can fix that. We can make it your government again. Which is why, as your Virtual President, I would like to have a series brief discussions about the practical ways we can return your government to it’s original owners: you, the American people. Channel: Mr. Virtual President
  • Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation... (Hussein's background still @ whitehouse.gov)

    10/03/2013 4:34:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    White Hut ^ | 10/03/13 | Hussein
    Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, the information on this web site may not be up to date. Some submissions may not be processed, and we may not be able to respond to your inquiries. Barack H. (Hussein) Obama is the 44th President of the United States. His story is the American story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead, and the conviction that a life so blessed should be lived in service to others. With a father from Kenya...
  • Is Legislating Morality Biblical?

    09/01/2013 5:52:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Research Institute ^ | 08/31/2013 | Frank Turek
    Why Christians Must Legislate Morality by Frank TurekWhen I have just a minute to communicate the importance of Christians being involved in politics, I call up this satellite picture of the Korean peninsula on my iPhone.1 Here we see a homogenous population of mostly Koreans separated by a well-fortified border. South Korea is full of light, productivity, and the gospel. They are a free country and one of the most Christianized countries in the world. North Korea is a concentration camp. They have no freedom, very little food, and almost no Christianity.I then ask, “What is the primary reason for...
  • Barack the Lawgiver

    08/16/2013 6:09:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/15/2013 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>As a reaction to the crack epidemic of the 1980s, many federal drug laws carry strict mandatory sentences. This has stirred unease in Congress and sparked a bipartisan effort to revise and relax some of the more draconian laws.</p> <p>Traditionally — meaning before Barack Obama — that’s how laws were changed: We have a problem, we hold hearings, we find some new arrangement, which is ratified by Congress and signed by the president.</p>
  • Freshman Democrats Cause Pelosi Problems

    08/02/2013 7:12:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8-2-13 | Mary Chastain
    Many freshman Democrats in the House are defying Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and not voting with the party on key issues. They told Politico they are there to represent their constituents and not make big points with House leadership. Dan Maffei (D-NY) has voted less with his party than any other freshman Democrat. He voted with Republicans to delay the mandates in Obamacare for one year. Fourteen of his colleagues joined him and Pelosi accused them of undermining her. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-FL) took to the House floor to attack the defectors, but Maffei does not regret his actions:...
  • LePage beats veto record of recent Maine governors [Quotes Calvin Coolidge!]

    07/06/2013 5:37:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has wielded his veto pen more than any other Maine governor in recent history — and the session isn't over yet. Throughout the contentious session, the Republican governor has spiked 57 bills the Democratic-led Legislature sent to his desk, recently surpassing former Independent Gov. James Longley, who previously held the record for single-session vetoes with 49 in 1977. In a statement, LePage quoted former President Calvin Coolidge, who said, "It is better to block a bad law than sign a good one."
  • Pro-Life Bill Officially Filed In Texas State House

    07/02/2013 10:12:46 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 38 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 2, 2013 | Tim Brown
    A new bill that limits the murder of the unborn to 20-weeks and requires abortion clinics to meet basic medical standards has been officially filed in the Texas State House. HB 2 declares that the state has an obligation to protect the unborn. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, called a second special session of the Texas legislature to pass the late-term abortion ban bill. “I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas. Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities...
  • NC:It Is Time To Demand Concurrence On HB 937

    06/25/2013 5:18:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 25 June, 2013 | John Richardson
    The North Carolina Senate took the House-passed HB 937 and made a good gun reform bill into a near great one. The North Carolina Sheriffs' Association in now balking on passage of the bill due to the elimination of the archaic and racist pistol purchase permit system run out of each county's sheriffs' department. As the alert below from Grass Roots North Carolina makes clear, what they really object to is a loss of power and a loss of revenue. News stories about the recent shooting in Greenville, North Carolina are now trumpeting that the Pitt County Sheriffs' Department...
  • Wave of legislation would expand gun rights in Ohio

    06/25/2013 3:40:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 22 June, 2013 | Brandon Blackwell
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Republican lawmakers have introduced a new wave of legislation that would continue to expand gun rights in Ohio. Among the proposed changes are measures that would allow public officials to carry firearms in the Statehouse and other "non-secured" public buildings, ban law enforcement from melting down confiscated guns and loosen the state's definition of "automatic firearm." The fresh legislation piggybacks on years of significant changes to Ohio's gun laws, which began in 2004 when Republican Gov. Bob Taft signed a law legalizing concealed handguns. The proposals have gun advocates rejoicing and opponents reeling. House Bill 191, introduced...
  • How America Lost Its Way

    06/09/2013 11:29:53 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 7, 2013 | Niall Ferguson
    It is getting ever harder to do business in the United States, argues Niall Ferguson, and more stimulus won't help: Our institutions need fixing. Not everyone is an entrepreneur. Still, everyone should try—if only once—to start a business. After all, it is small and medium enterprises that are the key to job creation. There is also something uniquely educational about sitting at the desk where the buck stops, in a dreary office you've just rented, working day and night with a handful of employees just to break even. As an academic, I'm just an amateur capitalist. Still, over the past...
  • This NEEDS FREEPING please!join a lawsuit opposing new gun legislation in Colorado?

    05/28/2013 10:11:30 AM PDT · by Internet Walnut · 11 replies
    Steamboat today ^ | 5/28/2013 | Steamboat Today
    Do you support Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins’ decision to join a lawsuit opposing new gun legislation in Colorado?
  • Wall Street Writes Bills, Washington DC Passes Them

    05/26/2013 7:19:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 05/25/2013 | By BRIANNA EHLEY
    In a stunning sign of the political resurgence of bankers, Wall Street lobbyists not only have the ear of lawmakers, they have their pens as well. Rather than leaving it to members of Congress to draft legislation that softens financial regulations, bank lobbyists are helping to write it themselves, emails reviewed by The New York Times show. One bill that sailed through the House Financial Services Committee this month was essentially written by lobbyists for giant Citigroup. After the House committee drafted a bill that would force regulators to exempt trades of certain types of derivative trading from the new...
  • Lone Star Tea Party State Legislative Alert

    05/23/2013 7:41:12 AM PDT · by Windflier · 44 replies
    Lone Star Tea Party ^ | 22 May 2013 | Patriot Staff
    I wanted to give you a quick summary on the 3 urgent bills that need attention IMMEDIATELY. They are: Senate Bill 346 (SB 346) is designed to discourage people from giving to Tea Party groups who wish to replace RINO's with conservatives. It is a Saul Alinsky device to identify donors so they can be targeted and then discouraged from giving to conservatives. It is incredible, as the WSJ points out in an editorial in today's paper, that a Governor in Texas would even contemplate such a thing. But such is the fear in the RINO Establishment's nostrils. It not...
  • Nevada SB211 Goes to Nevada Assembly. Universal Background Checks.

    05/23/2013 6:41:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    5/23/2013 | Self
    Since the Reno Gazette Journal can't be linked, here is a short blip from today concerning Nevada and Universal Background Checks. A bill mandating background checks almost every time a gun changes hands has cleared the Nevada Senate. After a lengthy debate Wednesday, senators voted 11-10 along party lines advancing SB221. It now heads to the Assembly. Several Democrats say the bill is the start of better gun policies in the Silver State. In an effort to eliminate any cost to the state, the bill was changed to funnel background checks on all private sales directly to the National Instant...
  • Gun Rights Speaker Forcefully Ejected from NJ Public Hearing (VIDEO)

    05/19/2013 5:52:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 5/17/2013 | Chris Mandia
    Tensions were high as both sides of the gun control aisle spoke during a Senate Law and Public Safety Committee held earlier this month in Trenton, NJ. As the hearing progressed, gun-rights supporters grew frustrated at the legislators move to amp measures that would only pertain to law-abiding gun owners and not the criminals they aimed to stop. In a particularly heated exchanged, 2nd Amendment advocate James Kaleda, 36, was asked to keep his comments relative to bills being heard. “I am on the bill. And I will be heard,” Kaleda said. But Committee Chairman Donald Norcross (D-Camden) called Kaleda...
  • 03 May 2013 Five Ways Lousy Gang o' 8 Immigration Bill Resembles Obamacare

    05/03/2013 6:32:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 May 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    I thought that stench smelled familiar... Heritage Foundation   h/t Doug Ross
  • RUBIO's FOLLY

    05/02/2013 9:22:27 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 May 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Looks like you've lost The National Review, Senator... More- RUBIO: Gang o' 8 Immigration Bill 'Might Have Trouble in the Senate' and 'Can't Pass the House' Rubio Flushing His Political Aspirations -and the Entire GOP- Down the Toilet _________________________________________________________________ -h/t Drudge-
  • Boston Bombing Demands a Pause in Legislation

    04/30/2013 7:55:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The Boston Marathon Bombing, where three people were killed and 264 wounded, many with legs or feet blown off, continues to be a big media story, but we are still waiting for answers to many questions. How did our government miss so many clues that the Tsarnaev brothers were a deadly danger to Americans? They came into the United States as visitors from Kazakhstan, where many ethnic Chechens live without persecution and then cooked up a claim to be refugees, which was a fraud. After a few years, the father returned to Dagestan, Russia, where he now lives safely. Once...
  • Disorderly Conduct

    04/26/2013 5:24:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Author's Note: check out www.letterstoayoungprogressive.com for a free chapter of my latest book. Students and their parents need to be warned about the latest serious threat to liberty on America's college campuses. They have probably already heard of campus speech codes, anti-discrimination clauses, and sexual harassment tribunals. The latest threat takes the form of "disorderly conduct" hearings. Many readers are wondering what exactly constitutes disorderly conduct. The more appropriate question might be "what does not?" Of course, it is natural for students to have conflict in college. Many are away from home for the first time and they are...
  • THE PRESIDENT IS A SORE LOSER

    04/20/2013 9:37:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | 4/18/2013 | Massad Ayoob
    When I heard the news that the Senate had failed to pass a Universal Background Check, I was at a police seminar on the topic of active shooters. The panelists had agreed that “active shooter” was a poor descriptor, one noting that some attackers use other weapons, such as the blade-wielder in the recent Texas case.
  • Fact-free gun-control crusaders

    04/16/2013 7:22:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/16/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Amid all the heated, emotional advocacy of gun control, have you ever heard even one person present convincing hard evidence that tighter gun control laws have in fact reduced murders?
  • Obama pulls out all stops on guns; Grassley preps alternative

    04/10/2013 6:04:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 April, 2013 | Dave Workman
    As President Barack Obama pulls out all the stops to push his gun control agenda, even using Air Force One to fly parents of Sandy Hook victims to lobby on Capitol Hill, the man who launched the first inquiry about Operation Fast and Furious more than two years ago may be poised to derail the president’s runaway train. Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley is still working out the details of an alternative bill that, according to spokesperson Beth Levine, will emphasize mental health, protecting veterans from losing their gun rights, and improving school security. It will not erode Second Amendment rights...
  • Vote On Switchblade Repeal In Texas

    04/08/2013 7:18:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    8 April, 2013 | John Richardson
    This weekend Knife Rights issued an alert regarding a repeal of the ban on switchblades in Texas. They are asking that those who reside, work, or travel to Texas contact the legislators below urging their support for HB 1862 which would repeal the ban. I'm glad to see that Knife Rights is working so hard on the second front for the Second Amendment. In Texas, Knife Rights supported HB1862 has been scheduled for a hearing this Tuesday, April 9, before the Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence. HB1862, sponsored by Representative Harold Dutton Jr., will repeal the antiquated, senseless ban...
  • Alaska Legislation Will Legalize Switchblades, Gravity Knives

    04/06/2013 9:35:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    akti.org ^ | 2 April, 2013 | AKTI
    UPDATE (April 2, 2013) – Yesterday was a landmark day for Alaskan knife owners. HB 33 and SB 11 were combined. What is needed now before the session ends on April 14 is for HB 33 to pass the Senate and receive a concurrence in the House. Doing so will make it legal for an adult 18 years and older to own a Switchblades and Gravity knife. The American Knife & Tool Institute continues to stay in touch with Rep. Mark Neuman’s office to provide support. Alaska Bill Would Better Define Gravity and Switchblade Knives and Enact Knife Preemption“House Bill...
  • The Destructive Influence of Imaginary Peers(good read, MSM creates fake peer pressure and u can 2)

    We humans irrationally think we’re rational. We think that we decide how to behave by weighing the pros and cons. In reality, the strongest influence on our decisions is the example of the people around us — even, oddly enough, when they are imaginary. =snip== It seems that almost anything you would want to nag people about can be more effectively done by instead telling them how much everyone else is doing the right thing. If you want young people to vote, don’t tell them how many people aren’t voting. Tell them how many are. Safe sex, anyone? Hand washing?...
  • Montana Shooting Sports Association Legislative Update for Friday March 22nd 2013

    03/24/2013 6:57:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 March, 2013 | Gary Marbut
    Missoula, MT --(Ammoland.com)- A lot of action is happening on MSSA bills right now. The full rundown is below, so I’ll only cite bill numbers for the ones which need your action. Contacting the Governor: You can email Governor Bullock at mailto:governor@mt.gov, or use the message form at http://governor.mt.gov/contact.aspx If emailing, put the requested action in the shortest possible Subject line, such as “Please approve SB 145.” With either email or Webform, BE NICE. You may say you feel strongly, but do not threaten or browbeat. Keep your email or Webform body to three short sentences (one short sentence would...
  • GOP lawmaker seeks 'virtual Congress' with telecommuting plan (finally took my idea)

    03/22/2013 8:34:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/22/13 06:22 PM ET | Jennifer Martinez
    Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) wants to create a "virtual Congress," where lawmakers would leverage videoconferencing and other remote work technology to conduct their daily duties in Washington from their home districts. Under a resolution Pearce introduced on Thursday, lawmakers would be able to hold hearings, debate and vote on legislation virtually from their district offices.
  • MILLER: The illogic of Feinstein’s ‘assault weapons’ ban

    03/14/2013 9:50:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 May, 2013 | Emily Miller
    The Senate Judiciary Committee passed Thursday Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s “assault weapons” ban by a straight party-line vote, despite Republican efforts to point out the obvious holes in the legislation. The California Democrat’s bill — which prohibits 157 specific firearms, those with a single cosmetic feature she thinks is scary looking and standard magazines that have over 10 rounds — applies to all Americans except current and retired law enforcement officers. She believes this one class is able to use the firearms for self defense. Sen. John Cornyn attempted to point out the flaws in the logic of her legislation. During...
  • Kansas: NRA-Backed Bills Advance in the Sunflower State

    03/13/2013 6:23:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 13 March, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    Today, the Kansas Senate voted 32 to 8 to pass Senate Bill 45, an important pro-gun reform that would prohibit taxpayer money from financing gun control campaigns in any manner. This bill now goes to the state House of Representatives where it will be assigned to an appropriate committee for further consideration. SB 45 is a common sense reform that would help preserve the rights of taxpayers to ensure that public funds are not used to pursue a political agenda against our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Another bill of interest to sportsmen and hunters in Kansas has been...
  • Weighing in on Congressional bills/legislation

    03/13/2013 8:07:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    PopVox ^ | 3/13/2013 | Vanity
    Stumbled on this site providing input to congress on pending legislation. If it's already been posted by someone else, great. If not, give it a shot and see if you like it. Looks and sounded good to me. Weighed in on a lot of issues in an easy format with feedback to you.
  • AR:Gun Bills Continue to Make News, As Open-Carry Is Revived

    03/10/2013 6:18:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    5newsonline.com ^ | 9 March, 2013 | Larry Henry
    During a brief address Saturday (March 9) in Benton County, Rep. Sue Scott, R-Rogers, discussed a plan to revive an amended version of her open-carry measure, House Bill 1408. The amended bill, which she referred to as a “baby step,” would protect those with a concealed-carry permit if their firearm inadvertently becomes exposed, as when the wind blows a jacket open, in unincorporated areas, she said. The amended version is expected to be heard Tuesday in the House Judiciary Committee, Scott said.
  • The gun grabber's legislative (National) bill compendium, Updated

    03/06/2013 8:30:12 AM PST · by grobdriver · 4 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 3/6/2013 | various Legislators
    The gun grabber's legislative (National) bill compendium, updated: House Bills: H.R. 21: NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Moran, James P., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 34: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 65: Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2013 . Sponsor: Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila, Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 117: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act...
  • GRNC Releaes Analysis Of NC Gun Legislation

    03/04/2013 6:15:37 AM PST · by marktwain
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 4 March, 2013 | GRNC,John Richardson
    Grass Roots North Carolina has released an analysis of the firearms-related legislation that have been introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly so far this session. Their analysis also indicates their support, opposition, or a neutral or non-position on a bill. NC Gun Legislation Analysis GRNC offers apologies that the intense activities surrounding state and national legislation have delayed our legislative update to members. In particular, we have been inundated with emails regarding SB 124: "Shoot Gun From Inside/To Harm or Incite Fear.” A more detailed analysis is below, but the short answer is that although the bill does not...
  • Democrat Gun Control Bills to be Heard on Monday (Colorado)

    03/01/2013 5:44:31 PM PST · by Washi · 16 replies
    Mailing List E-mail ^ | 3/1/2013 | Colorado Senate Republican Leader Bill Cadman
    Six far-reaching Democrat sponsored gun control bills are scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee and the State Affairs Committee on MONDAY, MARCH 4th. If these bills pass, we will lose our rights, reduce our safety, and we will watch multiple companies close their doors, fire their employees and move out of Colorado. Have your voice heard. Come to the Capitol Monday, March 4th to tell your Senator to put the rights of law-abiding citizens before out-of-state special interests. It is imperative that Coloradans make their voices heard, now! Committees will begin at 10:30 AM on the second...
  • Send emails opposing anti-gun New Mexico House Bill 77 WITH ONE MOUSE CLICK

    02/27/2013 9:48:01 AM PST · by forty_years · 4 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2013 | netWMD Editor in Chief
    Click this link to take you to a page which allows you to tell the entire membership of both the New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee (16 senators) to oppose House Bill 77 with one mouse click.House Bill 77 has been revised since it was first introduced, and initially failed to move forward, but it has now passed in the New Mexico House and been referred to the Senate Public Affairs And Senate Judiciary Committees.According to the NRA, HB 77 "is the first step toward the criminalization of all private firearm transfers..." and "mandates that...
  • Send emails opposing New Mexico House Bill 402, an attack on all guns rights

    02/17/2013 5:25:20 PM PST · by forty_years · 10 replies
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | Feb. 17, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    This page allows you to tell the entire membership of both the New Mexico House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee and the House Judiciary Committee (18 representatives) to oppose House Bill 402 with one mouse click. HB 402 is an "all-out assault on law-abiding gun owners" in New Mexico. The bill is "one of the worst gun control bills filed in the entire country," as it would ban "the future possession and transport of a so-called 'assault weapon' or 'large-capacity ammunition-feeding devices.'" The legislation would mean that "Ownership of the affected firearms and magazines could not be transferred AT ALL....
  • Arizona Moves to Correct Contradictions in Firearm Definitions

    02/16/2013 6:45:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona, as with many states, has numerous definitions of what is legally considered a firearm. The definition of “firearm” is found in several different places in the Arizona legal code. This makes it difficult for citizens and lawyers to determine what is legal and what is not. People have faced prosecution for possessing items that most would not consider to be firearms, such as BB guns, airsoft replicas, squirt guns, or antique guns that are not legally firearms under federal law. One man was prosecuted for possession of a firearm for a collection of parts that experts testified could not...
  • A Way for Your Voice to be Heard (Illinois Gun Owners - Game On!)

    02/14/2013 3:37:47 PM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 9 replies
    IllinoisCarry ^ | 2-13-2013 | Molly B.
    A Way for Your Voice to be Heard at Speaker Madigan's Public Hearings on Proposed Right to Carry and Other Gun Issues. Public Invited to Speak and/or File Witness Slips Speaker Mike Madigan has called for two public hearings for Illinois residents to voice their support or opposition to proposed Right to Carry legislation. This is an opportunity to speak out against a Chicago-style carry law and in support of a fair and reasonable law. It is also an opportunity to speak against firearm and magazine bans and other firearm related issues. Please plan to attend one of these meetings...
  • Colorado gun control [vanity]

    02/14/2013 11:34:19 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 8 replies
    None ^ | today | Taxcontrol
    I just received a call from an organization called "Mayors against illegal guns" or some such. It was an attempt to call and get me to speak with my representative about how I wanted to support the recent legislation around 30 round magazine bans and universal background checks. I spent about 5 mins telling the caller why they were wrong and that these laws always ended in confiscation and enslavement of the citizens. To no avail and we eventually agreed to disagree and hung up. However, this tells me that there is a STRONG push to get people to influence...
  • The Gun Grabber's Legislative (National) Bill Compendium

    02/11/2013 8:15:52 AM PST · by grobdriver · 8 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 2/11/2013 | Various Legislators
    The gun grabber's legislative (National) bill compendium, updated (almost) daily: House Bills: H.R. 21: NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Moran, James P., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 34: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L., Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 65: Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2013 . Sponsor: Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila, Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations. H.R. 117: Handgun Licensing and...
  • On Firearms Legislation Compromise (vanity)

    02/08/2013 6:37:46 AM PST · by Erunamina · 12 replies
    Dan Lanctot
    The President and the national media have created a crisis that they say must be addressed—the crisis of gun crime. In fact, crime is at a long-time low, and the crisis is a farce (check out FBI crime statistics if you don't believe me). Nevertheless, the President insists that we must do something about it, and has introduced legislation ostensibly to that end. He says that those who disagree with him ought to be willing to compromise. What nobody's mentioning is that the current situation is already the vilest of compromises. So I agree with the President; let's do something—even...
  • City in Virginia Becomes First to Pass Anti-Drone Legislation

    02/05/2013 2:18:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 2/5/13 | Jason Koebler
    Charlottesville, Va., has become the first city in the United States to formally pass an anti-drone resolution. The resolution, passed Monday, "calls on the United States Congress and the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia to adopt legislation prohibiting information obtained from the domestic use of drones from being introduced into a Federal or State court," and "pledges to abstain from similar uses with city-owned, leased, or borrowed drones." The resolution passed by a 3-2 vote and was brought to the city council by activist David Swanson and the Rutherford Institute, a progressive civil liberties group based ACA premium...