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ATF temporarily shelves proposed ammo ban while power to proceed remains intact
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "That hardly matters when the criteria being argued about include concepts like 'sporting purposes.' The term appears nowhere in the Constitution, and its first documented enforcement over firearms was in 1938 German law. Likewise, the Constitution is similarly silent on any branch of government, let alone a federal agency, having legitimate delegated authority to override the clear 'shall not be infringed' mandate in the Second Amendment." ...
 

Victory! ATF Pulls Proposed Ammo Ban, But Fight Not Over, Says SAF
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"While overwhelming public pressure has suddenly caused the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to postpone action on a proposed ban on M855 ammunition for modern sport-utility rifles, the Second Amendment Foundation said the battle is not over in defense of firearms rights."

"SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, who launched a television and radio campaign Monday to derail the proposal, was gratified to learn from an ATF statement that more than 80,000 comments had been received from the public." ...
 

Polls irrelevant to Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Here’s what’s wrong with The University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll about firearm carrying laws in Texas. When it comes to rights, polls don’t matter. Rights are rights, whether popular or unpopular. They’re derived from our Creator, not from popular consent."

"'Most Texas voters support the right to carry guns in public, but a large majority would not allow open carry of those weapons with or without licenses, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll,' the Tribune reports. 'Almost a quarter said Texans should never be allowed to carry handguns in public, and only 10 percent said they should always be allowed with no license required. ...'" ...
 

‘Stop It. Just Stop It.’: Beck Goes Off on ‘Open Carry Parades’ Just to ‘Antagonize’ Police (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Glenn Beck on Tuesday railed against 'open carry parades' where people seemingly 'antagonize' the police to demonstrate their Second Amendment rights."

"'This latest guy that’s on the Blaze today — he winds up across the street from a school,' Beck’s co-host Pat Gray explained. 'OK, you have a rifle on and you’re parading yourself down the street. And the cops leave him alone. They’re keeping an eye on him. But when he gets to the school, don’t you have to wonder, 'OK, what are you doing?'"

"'If you’re at the school, I’m calling the police,' Beck asserted." ...
 

Gun Owners Should Support Background Checks
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I'm a hunter and gun owner. I support the Second Amendment. For many Americans, myself included, guns are part of our culture and our upbringing. Congress cannot ignore this fact in its efforts to curb gun violence."

"I’m also the father of two first responders and a grandfather who believes that we need smart gun laws that help keep American families safe."

"To that end, the priority of Congress should be straightforward: Keep guns away from criminals, domestic abusers and the dangerously mentally ill while protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. The best way to do this is by expanding criminal background checks." ...
 

Majoring in mayhem
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"Whatever side you’re on in the Vermont discussion about gun control, you must admit that as polarizing as the topic can be, the debate here has been fairly respectful, as far apart as both sides remain. The premise — whether or not to require background checks on private firearm sales — has been the topic of a vigorous debate over which respective tent the theoretical camel’s nose will be under ..."

"On a national scale however, things are dramatically different as the [NRA]’s twisted paranoia gets played out in one more transparently manipulative, morally bankrupt initiative. Its latest is a craven appeal to women, conflating campus rape with open-carry laws as a logical solution to college sexual assault. ..." ...
 

Local — not state — control best on guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"There are conservatives who believe that President Barack Obama is a secret Muslim, born in Kenya, bound and determined to deliver us into socialism."

"The idea is ridiculous. It should be obvious by now that Obama is a secret agent for the gun manufacturers and the [NRA]. During his tenure Republicans have taken over Red State legislatures nationwide and have rolled back anything resembling gun control or interfering with the free exercise of unbridled gun ownership and possession thereof.:

"The gun lobbyists have almost run out of things to lobby for and are reduced to ever more outrageous demands. I suppose it is too much to ask that the gun lobby take a bow and shift into watchdog mode." ...
 

Gun Ownership Rate Hits Record Low
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"The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it has ever been, according to a major American trend survey that finds the decline in gun ownership is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans who hunt. According to the latest General Social Survey, 32% of Americans either own a firearm themselves or live with someone who does, which ties a record low set in 2010. That marks a significant decline since the late 1970s and early 1980s, when about half of Americans told researchers there was a gun in their household. In 1977, 32% said they lived in a household with at least one hunter, but less than half that number say so now." ...
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SUBMITTER'S COMMENT: I suspect that fewer people are willing to tell a pollster they own guns
 

WI: Gun-buy waiting period doesn't infringe on anyone's rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Why, oh, why do the most rabid gun owners and wannabe gun buyers insist that common sense limitations on gun purchases, such as waiting periods and background checks, are infringements on their Second Amendment rights? Tomorrow, March 11, the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety of the Wisconsin Senate will consider SB 35, a measure that would remove the 48-hour 'cooling-off' period for handgun sales in our state."

"The current law mandates a waiting period for handgun sales only, not those of any other armaments such as hunting rifles. It makes sense to me – and plenty of other folks who are working to prevent gun violence ... to prevent spontaneous gun purchases made in a fit of anger. ..." ...
 

SC: Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Sticky Situation Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A South Carolina woman approached an ATM to withdraw some money, but encountered a man who looked to do her harm in a way that we don’t usually see. He threatened to stick her with a dirty needle . . ."
"According to a press release, a woman told officers as she was withdrawing money from the ATM at the Conway National Bank branch in Socastee, a man approached her truck’s window, showed her a large needle, and demanded she give him money. She told police he threatened to inject her with the needle."

"The woman told police she pulled out her handgun and stuck it in the suspects face saying 'I dare you to stab me!'"

"The suspect said 'Are you seriously going do that to me,' and ran off, the report said." ...
 

TN: 1 in 13 in TN Licensed to Carry; Firearm Assaults Down
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"Residents of the Volunteer State are stepping up and packing heat, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. In January 2008, 191,208 Tennesseans had carry permits. As of February 2015, that number has mushroomed to 488,911. With 6.5 million people now living in Tennessee, that means roughly one out of every thirteen Vols are licensed to carry . . ." ...
 

Mexico: This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace: Their Priests Are Murdered
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"Mexico is officially now the most dangerous place on earth for Catholic Priests. While long in the top group of most dangerous places for priests, Mexico is now its leader. For the sixth consecutive year, Mexico tops the list in murders and disappearances of Catholic priests in Latin America. What must be established, murders and kidnappings of priests receive little attention outside regional reporting hubs. It is a perplexing, how a story of dozens of priests being murdered by cartels during two administrations goes unrecognized. For example . . ." ...
 

Ammo ban proposal built on straw man logic and outright lies
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Obama regime has mastered the art of sleight of hand like no other before it. It builds up straw men and takes actions that it knows are controversial and unconstitutional in order to create crisis after crisis to cover its ongoing criminality and distract and divide the American people."

"The [ATF's] move to ban popular 5.56 M855 and SS109 'green-tip' ammo (along with the .30-06 M2AP 'black-tip' round) is just the latest example of Obama’s use of rogue government agencies and sleight of hand to divide and conquer."

"Progressives in and out of government have long sought to ban weapons of all types, but they have particularly targeted black AR-style carbines because they find them exceptionally frightening ..." ...
 

Americans Stand Up – ATF Stands Down on Unconstitutional Ammo Ban
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"Yesterday, I reported on the fact that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) were backpedaling on the potential ban of M855 ammunition, claiming a 'publishing error.' Today, ATF fell back amid a swell of American patriotism."

"An unprecedented response to the proposed ban led ATF to tweet the following:" ...
 

52 senators warn of sweeping ammo bans, say Second Amendment 'at risk'
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"A majority in both the Senate and House — 52 senators, 238 House members — have joined to oppose the Obama administration's move to ban a popular type of ammo used in the top-selling AR-15 rifle and pistol because it pierces police body armor."

"A week after the House members, led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, sent a letter of opposition to the [ATF], Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley echoed that in his own letter signed by 51 others." ...
 

BREAKING: ATF Temporarily Pulls Proposal to Ban AR-15 "Green Tip" Ammunition
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... "'Although ATF endeavored to create a proposal that reflected a good faith interpretation of the law and balanced the interests of law enforcement, industry, and sportsmen, the vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and include issues that deserve further study,' an ATF press release states (emphasis mine). 'Accordingly, ATF will not at this time seek to issue a final framework. After the close of the comment period, ATF will process the comments received, further evaluate the issues raised therein, and provide additional open and transparent process (for example, through additional proposals and opportunities for comment) before proceeding with any framework.'" ...
 

ATF waves white flag, kills AR-15 bullet ban in big win for NRA
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"Under intense pressure from majorities in the House and Senate, the National Rifle Association's huge membership, the Obama administration has abruptly changed course and is rescinding its push to ban popular and cheap ammo used by AR-15 owners."

"The [ATF] said 80,000 comments rolled in, many against the proposal to ban the 5.56 M855 'green tip' ammo. The NRA and the other groups still plan to flood ATF mailboxes with opposition letters just to make sure they go through with their withdrawal." ...
 

Debate over universal background checks for firearms sales grows
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The gun control debate continues as U.S. lawmakers announce legislation to implement universal background checks on all gun sales."

"It’s garnering bipartisan support, including support from U.S. Congressman Pat Meehan. Meanwhile, pro-gun supporters argue against the need for this legislation."

"Meehan, R-7, of Upper Darby, co-sponsored the resolution introduced Wednesday."

"'A stronger background check system on commercial sales will make our communities safer and help keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them,' he said in a prepared statement. 'This legislation will help save lives while protecting the rights of law-abiding Americans.'" ...
 

IA: Bill would lift Iowa’s ban on gun ‘silencers’ or suppressors
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"A bill that deals with a wide range of gun-related issues has easily cleared the Iowa House on a 75-24 vote."

"'We have before us here a bill that does many things to advance Second Amendment rights here in the state of Iowa,' Representative Matt Windschitl, a Republican from Missouri Valley, said this morning."

"The bill would allow Iowans to buy 'silencers' that suppress the sound of a gunshot. It also would get rid of the restriction that forbids kids under the age of 14 from handling a pistol or handgun. If this bill becomes law, kids of any age could handle a gun, if they’re being supervised by a parent." ...
 

CO: Ammo magazine ban repeal advances
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Republicans controlling a Senate committee on Monday passed a measure that would repeal the state’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines."

"The hearing focused on magazines of more than 15 rounds, which Democrats banned when they controlled both legislative chambers in 2013."

"Debate was expected to last into the evening, but testimony finished early, allowing lawmakers to take a vote, which passed on a 3-2 party-line tally."

"Republicans are likely to push the measure through the Senate, where they control the chamber and have the support of four Democrats. But the bill is unlikely to make it through the House, where Democrats sit in the majority and are considering sending the measure to an unfavorable committee." ...
 

AZ: Bill Nullifying Federal Gun Control Wins Approval In AZ Senate
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"On Tuesday, the Second Amendment Protection Act won approval in the Arizona Senate and will progress to its final reading."

"On February 7, Breitbart News reported that SB1330 was put forth by senator Kelli Ward (R-Lake Havasu City). At that time, the Examiner quoted Ward saying: 'We’ve sat back and allowed the federal government to trample the constitution long enough. We’re going to pass this bill and stop the state of Arizona from helping the feds violate your rights.'" ...
 

TN: TN lawmakers weigh numerous firearm bills
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"Tennessee lawmakers are focused on gun legislation and Second Amendment rights on Capitol Hill this week."

"Permit holders are one step closer to bringing guns into certain city parks. A House committee approved a bill that stops local governments from banning handguns at certain places, including playgrounds, parks and athletic fields. The Senate Judiciary committee also passed a similar version Tuesday evening." ...
 

KS: Pro-life and Second Amendment bills
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"By turnaround, which was Feb. 26, the Senate had passed 77 bills that were sent to the House for consideration."

"Among the 77 are two bills important to many Kansans — SB 45 and SB 95."

"Both bills will be heard in the House Federal and State Affairs Committee this week."

"Passage of SB 45, frequently called the 'constitutional carry' bill, would allow the concealed carry of a firearm without a concealed carry license issued by the state — as long as the individual was not prohibited from possessing a firearm under either federal or state law, such as a convicted felon." ...
 

MT: Senate bill would allow tax breaks to bring ammo manufacturers to Montana
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"Guns are no good without ammunition, and a bill moving through the Legislature aims to attract ammo makers to the state."

"Senate Bill 122 would reduce real estate and business equipment taxes for makers of ammo components."

"Supporters say only one company in the nation makes the smokeless powder required for ammo and it's sold mostly to the military." ...
 

MT: Concealed carry on campus bill draws divided testimony
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"Some legislators are trying again to pass a bill to allow people to carry concealed guns on Montana university campuses, even though Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a similar bill in 2013."

"The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday heard but took no immediate action on Senate Bill 143, by Sen. Cary Smith, R-Billings."

"'It provides the opportunity for students that are enrolled in college in the state of Montana and faculty to have the guns on campus,' Smith said."

"He said a number of other states are working on similar legislation in response to assaults on campus." ...
 

NV: Nevadans for State Gun Rights (flow charts available)
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"Patriots,

One of our supporters put together the graphics below."

"The first graphic is of the current/existing gun sale process in Nevada showing the safeguards already in place that prevent the sale of firearms to prohibited possessors without it punishing lawful firearms owners and creating confusion."

"The second graphic shows the proposed flow of the sale or transfer of a firearm under the 2016 Bloomberg Ballot Initiative in Nevada. I'm going to call it just plain irresponsible to add so much process to something that is simple and already works." ...
 

WA: To The WA State Governor From Liberty For All
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... "... Recently a WA state citizen was illegally arrested by the federal government and denied his liberty. His property was taken from him and has not been returned. Every single one of his rights secured by both the federal and state constitutions was violated. You have done nothing."

"As governor of the state of Washington, it is your duty and your calling to serve the people of this state and protect their rights, whether you agree with their politics or not, whether you like them as people or not. Anthony Bosworth’s arrest was illegal, as evidenced by the rules being (illegally) changed after his arrest to reflect what the federal government originally arrested him for. ..." ...
 

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