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Wyoming may join Alaska, Arizona, and Vermont in returning rights to Law Abiding Citizens.

Wyoming Legislature Approves Permitless Carry Bill

http://www.nraila.org/

Law-abiding Wyoming residents were big winners this week when both chambers the Wyoming Legislature overwhelmingly voted for a permitless/“constitutional” carry bill. When signed into law, Wyoming will become the fourth state to recognize permitless carry, joining Alaska, Arizona and Vermont.  Similar bills are under consideration in other states across the country including Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Utah.

The concept of permitless carry, where law-abiding residents are allowed to a carry a concealed firearm without permits, has been gaining popularity across the country as more people realize that despite their best intentions, law enforcement cannot be there at the precise moment a crime occurs to prevent the attack.  Furthermore, as state and local governments wrestle with massive budget shortfalls and are forced to lay off law enforcement and furlough prisoners, citizens realize that help will likely arrive later as the odds of a crime occurring increase. The NRA has also always believed that there should not be a tax associated with self-defense and the opportunity to carry a firearm for self-defense without having to obtain a costly permit, especially during these trying economic times, will be welcomed by many.

The lead sponsors of the Wyoming bill are state Senator Kit Jennings and Representative Allen Jaggi. The bill now goes to Governor Matt Mead’s desk for his consideration.

 

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Act Immediately to Block ATF Long Gun Sales Reporting!

Time Sensitive!  Act by February 14th, 2011

Act Immediately to Block ATF Long Gun Sales Reporting!
If you’re one of the nearly 71 million Americans who live in the four southwest border states, some of your gun purchases could soon be reported to the federal government. And whether you live in one of those states or elsewhere, your help is needed now to stop the federal government’s plan to register Americans’ gun purchases.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is demanding the authority to require all of the 8,500 firearm dealers in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to report all sales of two or more semiautomatic rifles within five consecutive business days, if the rifles are larger than .22 caliber and use detachable magazines. For example, a dealer would have to tell the government every time a deer hunter in Sacramento or Amarillo finds a good deal on a pair of semi-auto .30-06s like the popular Remington 7400.

The ATF has no legal authority to demand these reports, and the flood of new paperwork will waste scarce law enforcement resources that should be spent on legitimate investigations.

Unfortunately, there are only a few days left to comment on this proposal. Comments will be accepted until Monday, February 14. Every concerned gun owner’s voice should be heard on this critically important issue.

To read the ATF proposal, click here

To read the NRA’s comments, click here.

Please send your comments today. Be sure to refer to the December 17, 2010 “Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Certain Rifles.” You can submit your comments to:

OMB
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Attention: Department of Justice Desk Officer
Washington, DC 20503

Please send a copy of your comments to:

Barbara A. Terrell
Firearms Industry Programs Branch
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
99 New York Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20226.

Barbara.Terrell@atf.gov
Fax: (202) 648–9640

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Heller Decision is Continues Making a Difference.

The Village Council of  Winnetka, Illinois voted unanimously to repeal the Council’s 20-year-old handgun ban.  This is the third Chicago area township to drop an unconstitutional complete ban on handguns following the U.S. Supreme Court decision last summer in the District of Columbia vs. Heller case.  The Court held that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right to be exercised by any American who wishes to.

Chicago itself is still defying the decisson and is in a court battle with the NRA.  It seem Mayor Richard Daley would rather waste taxpayer money fighting a loosing battle than allow American citizens to exercise God given rights.  My favorite quote on this subject comes from Steve Chapman who wrote for “America’s Frist Freedom” an NRA publication Feb. 2009 issue,  “The city, however, notes that the nation’s capital is a federal enclave, and that the court did not say states must respect the Second Ammendment.  That’s true.  The court’s ruling also did not say that China is in Asia, which doesn’t make it part of South America.”

What part of “Shall not be infringed” do they not understand?

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Ammunition Accountability Legislation

Ammunition Accountability Legislation… Sounds like a good idea right? Like most anti-gun laws the name is misleading. The plan is to make guns illegal through the back door. In the summer of 2008 when the Heller v. Washington D.C. decision was handed down by the Supreme Court the liberals knew they had to take a new route because the have lost on the issue of the Second Amendment, and private ownership.

Remember how Obama said that he wasn’t going to take your guns? Well, it seems that his allies in the anti-gun world have no problem with taking your ammo! The bill that is being pushed in 18 states (including Illinois and Indiana) requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacture a data base of all ammunition sales. So they will know how much you buy and what calibers. If it passes nobody can sell any ammunition afterwards unless the ammunition is coded.

Any privately held unencoded ammunition must be destroyed as a part of this proposed law. (Including hand loaded ammo.) They will also charge a .05 cent tax on every round so every box of ammo you buy will go up at least $2.50 or more! That is just to start, how long do you think it will take for that tax to rise to the point that plinking and soon hunting are simply too expensive for the average person to participate in. If they can deprive you of ammo they do not need to take your gun!

This legislation was active in 18 state legislatures in 2008 and will be reintroduced in 2009, call you state legislators and tell them to fight this bill when it pops up, don’t even let it out of commitee! The Following states considered this bill in 2008; Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.

To find more about the anti-gun group that is sponsoring this legislation and the specific legislation for each state, go to: http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm

Explanation of the technology: http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Technology.htm

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Anti-Gun Crowd Waste no Time!

HR 45 has been introduced in the House of Representatives.  The title is “Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009″.

Blair Holt was an incredibly brave young man why as a Junior in High School used his body to protect another student from a crazed attacker.  Now the anti-Second Amendment crowd are using Blair Holt to further their agenda to dismantle the Second Amendment any way they can.  Last summer the Supreme Court found in Heller v. The District of Columbia that the Second Amendment does apply to individuals.

The Anti-Freedom crowd cannot allow the Heller decision to stand.  They are on the attack, as proof of this fact note that the first day of the 111th Congress was January 6, 2009.  HR 45 was filed on January 6, 2009.  If you think you have time to worry about protecting your Second Amendment rights later, think again.  The Left knows there is no time to waste and they will grab all they can from day 1.

Below are links to some orginizations that fight to protect our gun rights.

http://www.saf.org/

http://www.ccrkba.org/

http://nra.org/

http://HellerFoundation.org

http://www.freestateproject.org/intro/gun_rights

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I met Dick Heller at the Shot Show 2009.  Here is a man who has a passion to protect our Second Amendment Rights.  Below is an update on Heller II.  It’s time to stand up and protect your rights, join one of the pro-gun groups, or donate to the Heller foundation, or better yet, do more.heller

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“The Heller Case ~ Gun Rights Affirmed” by Kopel and Korwin

If you interested in this Decision from the Supreme Court last year this book will satisfy your curiosity.  The book is designed to be a reference guide for the Heller Case and related materials.  For instance all of the amicus briefs filed with the court are included in this text along with the full decision.

If that’s not enough a collection of comments from politicians and news media folks tell you just how much many of them are disturbed by this decision.  Knowledge is your best weapon when it comes to fighting for your rights.  Now that the Second Amendment has been affirmed the anti-gun crowd will be mounting a renewed battle to destroy it.  The book can be ordered from:  GunLaws.com

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