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6Jan/130

Watch “Gun Control – The SitRep” on YouTube

28Dec/120

Well Written Article on Gun Control from a Gun Loving Leftist.

Here is a well written article. Read it and enjoy.

http://kontradictions.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/why-not-renew-the-assault-weapons-ban-well-ill-tell-you/

19Jan/120

Government: “F___ YOU WE WILL DO WHAT WE WANT!”

One day after the protests and the death of the bill that would prevent the Feds from shutting down sites for piracy, The feds shut down a site for piracy. I guess its their way of saying "F___ YOU WE WILL DO WHAT WE WANT" to the people....

Story here

17Jan/120

SOPA strike

Brokentrace and I have decided to join the strike against SOPA. We will be offline tomorrow (18th) and will be back on the 19th. We plan on spending the time we would normally be surfing and looking at other gun sites calling our reps. We encourage all our readers to do the same.

Thank You for your patience.

9Jan/120

Did you hold your candlelight vigil with the Brady campaign?

These people did.

When will they have a vigil for all poor sea kittens murdered every year eaten my the horrible people in tofurky, TX?

H/T Weer'd

17Aug/110

1-900-Run-Guns ATF’s new Number

After the recent uncovering of "fast and furious" and anticipating legal fees, budget cuts, and an expensive PR campaign in order to repair the reputation of the ATF. It has been decided to implement a 1-900 number in order to increase revenue.

This new number will be used for ALL ATF business from now on, This will include all "Brady Checks", background checks, verification of registrations, and Warrant verification.

This Number will be manned 24/7 by a private contractor approved by Eric Holder and the Obama administration. This Contractor is required to be Bilingual and NOT participate in E-Verify the announcement of the contractor will happen later this week. Some of the groups that been through the initial verification process have been selected on their ability to complete phone calls in a timely manner, their knowledge of the ATF's paperwork process and their knowledge of firearms these groups are:

The Educational Fund to End Handgun Violence (EFEHV)

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV)

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (BCPGV)

CeaseFire, Inc.

Americans for Gun Safety

Eric Holder was quoted as saying "These groups have shown exceptional knowledge and ability, and will use their newly appointed positions at the ATF to ensure that everything continues to go smoothly for our citizens in order for them to be able to purchase firearms."

These Groups beat out 347 other applicants such as:

The NRA.

Firearms Dealers of America.

The FFL phone support specialist groups.

The volunteer Firearms experts and retired military that knows ALL the ATF paperwork and are specialists at phone support.

This new number will have a "nominal" charge of $49.99 for the first minute and $14.99 each additional minute . Mr. Holder ensured that the process will be a smooth transition and the new system will be intuitive and user friendly, this will be accomplished by implementing the same multilingual voice recognition system already used by the government in systems like, DMV's , Banks, and Computer and Cellphone tech support systems.

Mr. Holder demonstrated the new system by completing a "Brady Check" by phone using his own credentials in less than 98 minutes one in which he failed, and was informed by the automated system to call back to find out why he was denied. When he hung up the phone Mr. Holder was quoted as saying "Isn't that easier than waiting that 7 days?". Upon witnessing that Mr. Holder didn't have to wait 7 days to be denied Jim and Sara Brady called President Obama and started to cry and complain so loudly that they were taken to the crying room. Where they found President Obama holding another press conference talking about how the Republicans wont play nice with him.

This system is due to go live when the budget is balanced.

22Jul/112

Canton OH PD Officer Threatens CCW Permit Holders Life.

A Canton,OH police officer threatens an legal concealed weapons permit holders life when he fails to notify the officer. If you watch the video, you see that the officer has cut him off repeatedly, has been ordered not to say anything and also it takes the officer nearly five minutes to speak to the driver. I can understand the officer getting a bit irrate finding out that he has a firearm, but this is going overboard. Chew on him a bit, run the tag, clear him and let him go.

Since this video has gone viral, the Canton PD has performed an investigation and has since released this officer of his duties. Read the full story here.

Please do not think that I am anti-LEO, but this is a bit out of control.

Hat tip to: ENDO

20Jun/111

Way To Go Gov. Perry

Governor Rick Perry signed in to law a bill that will allow employees to store firearms in their privately owned  vehicles. This will go in effect September 1 2011. Read the NRA writeup here.

20Jun/110

Alabama Passes HB450

The 2011 session of the Alabama legislature passed a bill that protects  lawful firearms dealers from being subjective to illegal firearm stings. This was prompted from the sting that Mayor Bloomberg did in Arizona. While I have not read the whole bill, the main topic is nice considering that Alabama is a pro second amendment state. Nice to see this kind of protection for the lawful firearms dealers. I am sure that in some point in time an illegal firearms purchase will happen and this bill will be brought up in court. Here is the NRA writeup on it.

8Jun/110

The UN’s Red Herring in the Small Arms Treaty

An article over at Forbes.com outlined the details of the UN's small arms treaty and exactly how it affects our 2nd amendment rights. Larry Bell breaks down the basics of the treaty, please see below:

While the terms have yet to be made public, if passed by the U.N. and ratified by our Senate, it will almost certainly force the U.S. to:

  1. Enact tougher licensing requirements, creating additional bureaucratic red tape for legal firearms ownership.
  2. Confiscate and destroy all “unauthorized” civilian firearms (exempting those owned by our government of course).
  3. Ban the trade, sale and private ownership of all semi-automatic weapons (any that have magazines even though they still operate in the same one trigger pull – one single “bang” manner as revolvers, a simple fact the ant-gun media never seem to grasp).
  4. Create an international gun registry, clearly setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation.
  5. In short, overriding our national sovereignty, and in the process, providing license for the federal government to assert preemptive powers over state regulatory powers guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment in addition to our Second Amendment rights.

The UN is attempting to pass this as a means to limit "terrorism" and "insurgency" when in actuality it is gutting our 2nd amendment rights. There are those that feel gun registration is a good idea, but I ask you to research places such as Britain and what Nazi Germany did in the 40's. Read more here.

For those wanting to read the UN's guide on the small arms, it can be found here and here

With a single swipe of the pen, adoption of this will make criminals out of the estimated 80 million gun owners. I urge you to write your Senator and make it known to them that as voting constituent and legal gun owner, you want this stopped and not ratified. You can locate your Senators at NRA-ILA Below is an example letter to your Senators. Please replace the parts in asterisks with your information. Also feel free to modify as you see fit.

** Insert date here **

The Honorable Senator ** Senator's name here **

United States Senate

Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator:

I am very concerned about the ratification of  the UN Small Arms Treaty. As a supporter of the second amendment, I strongly urge you to do everything in your power to prevent its ratification. Many second amendment supporters feel that this will strip away a constitutional right and make an estimated 80 million legal gun owners criminals. The treaty is being disguised as legislation that will stop terrorism and insurgency, when in fact it will harm the lawful gun owners.

As outlined in Larry Bell's blog post at Forbes.com the ratification of the treaty will:

  • Enact tougher licensing requirements, creating additional bureaucratic red tape for legal firearms ownership.
  • Confiscate and destroy all “unauthorized” civilian firearms (exempting those owned by our government of course).
  • Ban the trade, sale and private ownership of all semi-automatic weapons (any that have magazines even though they still operate in the same one trigger pull – one single “bang” manner as revolvers, a simple fact the ant-gun media never seem to grasp).
  • Create an international gun registry, clearly setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation.
  • In short, overriding our national sovereignty, and in the process, providing license for the federal government to assert preemptive powers over state regulatory powers guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment in addition to our Second Amendment rights.

source: http://blogs.forbes.com/larrybell/2011/06/07/u-n-agreement-should-have-all-gun-owners-up-in-arms/

The full guide to small arms and light weapons can be found here for your review:

http://www.undp.org/cpr/documents/sa_control/SALWGuide_Legislation.pdf

I would appreciate hearing from you on this matter and thank you for standing up for the  constitutional rights of your constituents.

Sincerely,

** Signature **

**Name and address **

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