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Gun Control Summary-Jan. 12, 2013-ACT NOW!

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Jan. 11, 2013

 

Washington, DC -It’s an all-out assault on your Second Amendment rights.

 

Arrogant Obama-supporters have been emboldened by what they perceive to be a massive electoral mandate — despite the fact that Obama would have lost the election if only 334,000 votes in four critical states had gone differently.

 

But to be sure, these gun grabbers have made their objectives pretty clear.

 

Illegal orders and confiscation

  • “The president is going to act. There are executive orders, executive action that can be taken [and] we’re compiling it all with the help [of] the attorney general and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is required.” — Vice President Joe Biden, January 9, 2013
  • “Confiscation could be an option.” — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a radio interview (December 27, 2012)
  • “We cannot have big guns out here … semi-automatics and all of them,” said Iowa Rep. Dan Muhlbauer. “Even if you have them, I think we need to start taking them.” — interview with the Iowa Daily Times Herald (December 19, 2012)

 

Sweeping new guns & ammo bans

  • The proposed Illinois semi-auto ban would “ban more than 50% of the rifles and more than 80% of handguns” currently owned by Illinoisans. — Study by Illinois State Rifle Association
  • “Ammunition is now the black hole in gun violence prevention.” — Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D), January 8, 2013

 

Registering gun owners

  • Biden is being pushed to accept “universal background checks [and laws to] track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database.” — The Washington Post, January 6, 2013, p. A1
  • The goal is to “break the back” of the gun lobby. — Democratic operative Julian Epstein (MSNBC)

 

Read all of these quotes again. Let them sink in.

 

This is the goal of the so-called “reasonable, common sense” crowd in Congress. Consider what they want to accomplish:

(1) Immediate bans on most guns currently in circulation.

(2) Accompanied by national registration of guns and ammunition.

(3) Followed by confiscation.

 

And, under rules changes being pushed by Senate Democrats, once you allow the least bit of gun control to go forward, the process will be beyond anyone’s ability to stop once it turns really nasty and extreme.

 

The bottom line: ALL gun control ( disarmament ) should be opposed in its entirety.

We are beyond the point of negotiating our demise with people who have made it clear that their objective is to destroy us.

 

The only solution is to oppose EVERY SINGLE GUN CONTROL proposal. Every single one.

Gun control is not the answer. Connecticut had just about the most draconian gun control laws in the country, and they were absolutely unable to stop Adam Lanza from using a stolen firearm to shoot up a school.

 

ACTION: Click here to contact your U.S. Representative. Demand that they oppose ALL GUN CONTROL.

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Eamil your representatives , I just did . We can't let up now , even for a second !!

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So, 334,000 votes in 4 states would have changed the election outcome. If Obama did not have his three key voting blocks, he would have lost. Namely, the Dead-Vote,the Multi-Vote, and the Illegal-Vote.

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I just go through emailing John Carter. I hope he takes time to read it.

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Obama renews executive order threat on gun control laws

 

 

Published January 14, 2013

FoxNews.com

 

Washington – President Obama renewed his threat Monday to use executive orders to push through controversial gun control measures with or without Congress’ blessing.The president made his comments during the final news conference of his first term.

 

Obama said he is reviewing a list of recommendations from Vice President Biden on how to reduce gun violence. Obama is expected to announce the next steps on gun violence after he is inaugurated and enters his second term next week.

 

Gun control has made its way to the top to the president’s agenda following the Newtown, Conn., shootings in December that left 20 elementary students dead.

 

The National Rifle Association and other gun-rights advocacy groups have pushed back hard on the issue and say laws limiting the types of guns or ammunition rounds will not curb violence in schools. Instead, they say, stronger mental health laws are needed.

 

Neither side is backing down on the issue. In the past, the NRA has successfully managed to limit more gun control and has prevented passage of another assault-weapons ban like the one that expired in 2004. But some lawmakers say last month's school shooting, by a gunman with a legally purchased high-powered rifle, has transformed the debate and that Americans are ready for stricter gun laws.

 

The NRA, with a history of punishing lawmakers who stray from its point of view, disagrees.

"When a president takes all the power of his office, if he's willing to expend political capital, you don't want to make predictions," NRA President David Keene said."You don't want to bet your house on the outcome. But I would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this Congress."

 

States and cities also have a say. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders had a tentative deal to enact the nation's first gun control measure since the Connecticut shooting, according to people familiar with the negotiations. That would further tighten gun laws in a state that already has among the nation's strictest. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the proposal had not been discussed among all legislators.

 

And New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg continued his vocal call for stricter gun control, urging Obama and Congress to increase background check requirements for firearms purchases and to get tougher on gun trafficking.

 

"These guns are not designed for sport or home defense," Bloomberg said. "They are designed to kill large numbers of people quickly."

 

Meanwhile, U.S. senators plan to introduce a bill that would ban assault weapons and limit the size of ammunition magazines. But Republican Sen. John McCain responded with a flat-out "no" when asked Sunday on CBS whether Congress would pass a ban.

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Breakdown

 

Anchorage Second Amendment Task Force

Jan. 20, 2013

 

Anchorage, AK-Sorry this is such a long article but we feel it’s important to take a line by line look at President Obama’s gun grabbing Executive Order list.

Here are some highlights followed by a line by line analysis.

 

These orders grow government, tracks all Americans and invades privacy contrary to our rights under the 4th amendment.

This imposes unnecessary involvement in the free market by government employees with no knowledge or expertise in the field.

Last minute additions to Address Mental Health issues are really are non-actions. Completely fails to look into the link of violence acts and psychotropic prescription drugs.

This is an attempt at data mining and solidifying Obamacare. This is the precursor to registration and identifying gun owners. It will create new categories of citizens prohibited from owning arms.

 

1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.

What is considered relevant data? The answer is all data the administration considers relevant. Your medical records once private, will now be made available to law enforcement. This privacy intrusion affects everyone. This is data mining.

 

2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.

What are unnecessary legal barriers? The answer is any law deemed unnecessary by the administration. This assumes the president has sweeping power to ignore existing law. It encourages law enforcement to ignore principles of privacy and violate the 4th amendment.

 

3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.

Translates to pay or withhold funds to “encourage” the states to invade the privacy of citizens.

 

4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.

A review is simply a review no problem. What could be a problem are the recommendations coming out of such a review such as an expansion of gun prohibitions by regulation.

 

5. Propose rule making to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.

What are the proposed rules? Guns secured during a traffic stop or police interview, could be seized and not be given back without a background check even on people who have already passed such a check. This will place the firearms owners’ property rights in a new category. It is an incremental step toward justifying confiscation. In our society a person is supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty however this assumes one guilty until proven otherwise.

 

6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.

This opens the door to mandatory checks on private sales and eventually the ban of private sales except through a dealer.

 

7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.

Great Idea but who determines what is safe and responsible? I propose we start a campaign to get the NRA educational courses back in schools and start marksmanship programs.

 

8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).

Safety? Gun safes and locks are not dangerous. Perhaps construction standards review would be more appropriate. This could be an opening to requiring your arms be locked up at home. How about personal responsibility as the guiding principle?

 

9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.

Guns cannot be traced without universal gun registration of firearm and their owners. We have seen what happens when such information is collected; it is available through government agencies and published under the FOIA, invading our right to be secure in our possessions. Why waste valuable law enforcement time with mandatory regulation that should be decided by the officers doing the investigation.

 

10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.

No issue. Lost and stolen Guns should be returned to their rightful owner’s promptly.

 

11. Nominate an ATF director.

No issue it just gives the illusion of doing something. Perhaps a better recommendation would be to abolish ATF.

 

12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations.

A good step if it includes offering firearms training to all the above.

 

13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.

All laws should be enforced. Bad laws should be changed. Beware of creation of new laws specifically aimed at firearms abuses. They can easily become oppressive to firearms possession.

 

14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.

Guns are not a disease. This is nonsense. This is a thinly disguised attempt to create more categories of people prevented from owning arms. The CDC has had a long history of anti-gun bias. If they were going to do something productive it would be a study on the link of violent acts and psychotropic prescription drugs.

 

15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies.

Education is good, but the experts are in the industry already offering technology to their customers. The Attorney General office is not a qualified expert in Gun safety technologies. It’s a concern about what kind of regulations they are going to mandate.

 

16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.

They can ask but by Law they cannot collect or maintain such information this order encourages Doctors to violate the law.

Title X—“Strengthening Quality, Affordable Health Care for All Americans” line 23 of page 2,037, they would learn that databases regarding ’’(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition; (B) the lawful use of a firearm or ammunition; or © the lawful storage of a firearm or ammunition” can neither be created nor maintained.

 

17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.

No issue unless worded improperly. Doctors have always followed their conscience. Will government agencies issue a list of comments that should or must be reported? This is another case of government encouraging citizens to spy on one another.

 

18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers.

No issue here except a financial one. This seems to accept the NRA’s position of putting cops in schools. The best solution is encouraging the citizen to exercise his constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms. Include teachers to end the “unarmed” victims in “gun free killing zones”.

 

19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.

Providing Education is good however these plans should never be forced on an institution. See item 18.

 

20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.

Clarification is good.

 

21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.

Clarification is good.

 

22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations.

This seems to be an empty promise to act. No order was need to tell the administration to do their job.

 

23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health

Not sure what if anything this means other than “let’s talk” which means compromising away our rights.

 

In summation, today the president has grabbed every right of American citizens he thinks he can get away with.

 

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Again, everyone on this forum needs to contact his or her Senators and Representative and tell them we expect them to oppose anything that smells of intrusion into our private lives under the pretense of "doing something about the situation". We also need to encourage our friends and relatives not on the Posse to do the same, and provide them with a form letter to copy and send, if necessary. Try to get them to pass that on to others they know that we don't. The enemy is in action now. We need to be to, or shut up and take our medicine.

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'Universal Background Checks'-Absolutely Not

Marion P. Hammer

Jan. 23, 2013

 

Florida - -(Ammoland.com)- Imagine a grandfather who wants to give a family shotgun to his 12-year-old grandson having to do a background check on his grandson before giving him the shotgun.

 

Or a friend having to do a background check on his lifetime best buddy before lending him a hunting rifle.

 

Or, if your mother had a prowler at her home, having to do a background check on your own Mom before you could give her one of your guns for protection.

 

That’s what “universal background checks” do. They turn traditional innocent conduct into a criminal offense. They target you, law-abiding gun owners.

 

Universal background checks are background checks on EVERY transfer, sale, purchase, trade, gift, rental, and loan of a firearm between any and all individuals.

 

All background checks must be conducted through a federally licensed dealer. (costing hard earned cash) Universal background checks have nothing to do with gun shows – they are about you.

  • It is ALREADY a federal felony to be engaged in the business of buying and selling firearms and ammunition without having federal firearm dealers license.
  • It is ALREADY a crime for a federally licensed dealer to sell a gun without doing a background check – that’s all dealers, everywhere, including at retail stores, gun shows, flea markets or anywhere else.
  • Further, it is ALREADY a federal felony for any private person to sell, trade, give, lend, rent or transfer a gun to a person you know or should have known is not legally allowed to own, purchase or possess a firearm.

The penalty for selling a gun to a person who is a criminal, mentally ill, mentally incompetent, alcohol abuser or drug abuser is 10-year federal felony. That’s now, today, with no changes to the law.

It is even a federal felony to submit false information on a background check form for the purpose of purchasing a firearm.

Even so, according to a 2012 report to the Department of Justice, more than 72,000 people were turned down on a gun purchase in 2010 because they didn’t pass the background check. Yet, only 44 of those cases were prosecuted.

Why, when criminals are caught in act of lying on the form to illegally purchase a firearm are they not prosecuted?

 

On Thursday, January 10, 2013, in the White House meeting of President Obama’s Gun Agenda Task Force, Vice President Joe Biden answered that question, telling NRA’s Director of Federal Affairs, James Baker, that the Obama administration didn’t have time to prosecute people for lying on the federal background check form.

 

In an article in The Daily Caller (1/18/2013) Biden said,
“And to your point,

Mr. Baker, regarding the lack of prosecutions on lying on Form 4473s, we simply don’t have the time or manpower to prosecute everybody who lies on a form, that checks a wrong box, that answers a question inaccurately.”

 

If the Obama Administration currently doesn’t have the time or manpower to prosecute those who lie on background check forms, then why do they want more background checks, more paperwork and more forms? It’s backdoor gun registration.

Universal background check system legislation that we have previously seen, allows the government to keep a computerized government registry of gun owners.

 

In addition to the absurdity of having to do background checks on people you know are not criminals, would you like to pay up to $100 or more just to give your grandson a shotgun or lend a hunting rifle to your best friend or give your Mom a gun for protection?

Transfer fees alone could run from $50 up. Firearms dealers, like other businesses, charge as much as they can get away with. Background check fees for a federally mandated program can be any amount they decide.

The Obama administration’s gun ban agenda and universal background check system are unconstitutional regulatory schemes to gut the Second Amendment. These proposals which mandate the government collection of data on lawful gun buyers and sellers amount to universal gun registration and gun owner licensing.

 

This agenda focuses on peaceable citizens, not violent criminals who obtain guns on the black-market to carry out unspeakable crimes already prohibited under federal and state laws. Instead of stopping crime and eliminating criminal conduct, they are creating more criminals – they are targeting you.

 

That’s why NRA Members and the nation’s 100 million firearms owners will stand in solidarity and fight against these misguided and diabolical proposals that have nothing whatsoever to do with curbing criminal violence but everything to do with stripping us of our guaranteed civil rights and our freedom.

Marion P. Hammer is past President of the National Rifle Association and is Executive Director of Unified Sportsmen of Florida

 

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