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Anti Gunners in the Government Create a Problem So They Can Rescue US

It just makes me sick to think that the Justice Department signed off on this.  I hope the Senator investigating never lets go.  The memos mentioned in this report are damning enough to indicate there is malfeasance involved here (For those of you at the justice department, that means your actions are criminal).

Too bad a half dozen of this ATF agents co-workers were not lined up behind him to support his story.  At least he is trying to do what’s right.

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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:

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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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Brownells-Trinidad American Firearms Gunshop

Trinidad State Junior College Gunsmithing program added a third year to their program with the assistance of grants from Brownells.  This program created a retail gunshop where students operate the store for the purpose of building real world skills in operating all facets of a store, from customer service, to inventory, to gunsmithing, you name it.

Recently Pete Brownell received a rifle built in this unique gunshop just for him.  Below is a picture of Pete on a successful hunt with this rifle built by the staff of Brownells-Trinidad American Firearms Gunshop.   719-846-5000Pete Brownell uses Trinidad rifle on recent hunt.

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The Messiah is a Liah!

The Mesiah

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, reacting to yesterday’s remarks by Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder that the president will seek to reinstate the ban on semi-automatic firearms, Gottlieb said  “We warned America that Obama’s ‘support’ for the Second Amendment was empty rhetoric,” he stated, “and now Holder’s disclosure has confirmed it. Obama was lying, and now gun rights may be dying.”

 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s response to a reporter’s question on weapons’ regulations, Holder said, “Well, as President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to re-institute the ban on the sale of assault weapons. I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum.”

Holder refused to speculate when regulations would move forward, likely no law would be passed, instead a decree will be handed down from mount Olympus.   “There are obviously a number of things that are — that have been taking up a substantial amount of [Obama’s] time, and so, I’m not sure exactly what the sequencing will be,”  Holder said.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)  in response to Attorney General Eric Holder’s comments on Feb. 25, 2009, about reinstating the assault weapons ban, NSSF issued a press release reminding Congress and all Americans that such a ban would result in a loss of jobs, have no effect on reducing crime and would deprive millions of law-abiding gun owners of their Constitutional right to own the firearm of their choice.

History is a good teacher.  We know that the Clinton Gun Ban had ZERO effect on crime in the United States, or Mexico for that matter.  There is no reason to reinstate this restrictive and useless ban except to limit gun ownership.   Assault weapons as defined in the Clinton Ban were involved in less than 1% of homicides before the assault weapons ban took effect in 1994. The same is true as of 1998. (1)    As of 1998, about 13% of homicides involve knives, 5% involve bludgeons, and 6% are committed with hands and feet. (1)    The Clinton administration prosecuted 4 people in 1997 and 4 people in 1998 for violating the assault weapons ban. (2)

(1)    “1998 NRA Fact Card.” Viewed in January of 1999 on the National Rifle Association web site, http://www.nra.org/

(2)    Heston, Charlton. “Truth and Consequences.” 1999.

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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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NRA-ILA offers a great tool to help you write to your local Editor.

Check out this link below, the site allows you to easily locate contact information for your local media.  Sometimes I think people hold back from writing the Editor simply because they don’t know where to send the letter.  Well, here you go:

http://www.capwiz.com/nra/dbq/media/

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Gunsmith’s Career Fair, update

The job fair includes seminars so gunsmiths attending will pick up valuable information no matter how the job search turns out.  This is the only job fair I know of that gives gunsmiths access to these well known premium employers all in one location.

Seminars for 2009:

  • Which Job Opportunity is Right For You?
  • Creating Additional Markets for Your Skills
  • Marketing Your Business Through local and firearms industry media
  • Generating Sales & Traffic With Reloading
  • Other seminars by the key industry organizations, and participating employers are in development. In addition, NRA and NSSF have signed on as sponsors of the April 17th breakfast (NRA) and lunch (NSSF).

    There is now a web site devoted to this job fair. 

    www.gunsmithcareerfair.com

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    NRA, CRPA, & SAF Win in San Francisco Gun Ban Case.

    City of San Francisco

    City of San Francisco

    An NRA-led coalition of self-defense civil rights groups including the Second Amendment Foundation(SAF) and the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) has prevailed in a Second Amendment lawsuit challenging a ban on firearm possession in San Francisco public housing residences.The San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) and the property management company that oversees San Francisco’s public housing projects have agreed to completely remove a lease provision banning guns in the residences.  

    The City of San Francisco itself stipulated legally (admitted the application of the ordnance to private citizens homes was illegal) that its ordinance banning gun possession on county owned or controlled property cannot be applied to the public housing properties, even though Mayor Gavin Newsom announced at a May 2007 press conference that the new city ordinance would ban gun possession there. By excluding the application of the ordinance and removing the lease provision, the right of public housing residents to choose to own a gun to defend themselves or their families has been restored.

    Democrats will say that returning the God given right to self protection to the people who live in these public housing projects will cause violence.  IT WILL NOT!  Criminals are the source of violence.  It will allow peaceful decent people of limited means to stop gang bangers, robbers, and thugs from entering their homes and injuring or killing them.  The right to be safe in your home is universal and not limited to rich folks on the upper side of town.

    This settlements brings a successful close to the lawsuit, filed on behalf of poor inhabitants of public housing projects, in 2008. The repeal SFHA’s lease provisions banning firearms came in spite of initial boasts by Mayor Newsom that the lawsuit would be “absolutely defended,” and comes after preliminary claims by the San Francisco City Attorney that the suit was “frivolous” and that the City would seek sanctions. No sanctions were sought, since there were no grounds for any.  The City chose to stipulate rather than have a decision entered against them in court. 

     

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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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