Some good news.
SB 1294, which would void (in Arizona) any federal law that violates the Second Amendment, passed out of the Senate Rules Committee on February 24. Next stop is the Senate COW.
While on the surface this is not gun related, it certainly could have an impact on gun rights.
While I don’t think this will go anywhere, this along with other bills now in committee gives a sense of what the feelings are in both chambers of Congress. Even the Democrats are either getting fed up with our Criminal in Chief, or worried about their seats in the mid terms, or both.
H.R. 4091: Constitutional Check and Balance Act
At one point or another, we have all receive requests from some gun rights advocates group for a donation to help fight the cause. Well, money is tight right now, but I think I have found a way for SOME of these groups to gain a fair amount of money from just one donation.
The above picture is (1) one Troy ounce of pure silver. Not much in value, but considering the stamping in the picture, one might really want to have one.
So, here is my proposal. I’ve acquired a fair number of these coins in dealing in precious metals and currencies.
I’ve got 5 (with 10 more on the way) and will donate 1 (to each of the organizations) of these coins to any REAL pro gun organization who proves worthy. The coin is my contribution. Now it’s going to be up to that organization to RAFFLE that coin and turn my contribution into hundreds and maybe thousands dollars.
The way this is going to work is that the Organization will need to contact me personally to set it up if they are interested. I’m in the middle of contacting AZCDL and SAF/Alan Gotlieb.
Responding with trademark bristling shrillness and indignation over an amendment introduced by Sen. Rand Paul to S.1486, “Postal Reform Act of 2013,” that would overturn restrictions on lawful carrying of firearms into United States Postal Service post offices, Moms Demand Action protested Wednesday with an online social media campaign that managed to not only perpetuate an undeserved myth, but to insult all postal workers and law-abiding gun owners in the bargain.
As the hard-charging, no compromise gun rights advocacy group Gun Owners of America warned members Tuesday, the Senate is considering President Obama’s nomination of the rabidly anti-gun Dr. Vivek Murthy as the next Surgeon General of the United States:
On Jan. 31, the USPS Supplies and Services Purchasing Office posted a notice on the Federal Business Opportunities website asking contractors to register with USPS as potential ammunition suppliers for a variety of cartridges.
In a five-to-one vote on January 28, the Missouri Senate General Laws Committee approved Missouri Senate Bill 613, the “Second Amendment Preservation Act.” Like HB 1439, the House version covered here in January, SB 613‘s most prominent provision invalidates federal laws that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms (which would presumably be every federal gun law), and subjects those enforcing such laws in Missouri to fines and up to a year imprisonment.
“Recently we’ve unearthed some sickening corruption in a nearby town and it’s led to unlawful arrests and gun confiscations from two veterans that are also Oath Keepers,” a Friday Facebook message from James Franklin, Regional Director for Come and Take It Texas – West Texas Region, began. “Over the past week this issue has gotten even more complicated as the police in the town refuse to file police reports about one of their residents making terroristic threats against our…..
The anti-gun jihadists of the Connecticut government, who boast that the state’s ban of so-called “assault weapons” (recently upheld as “Constitutional” by a federal judge despite his admission that the banned firearms and magazines are “in common use,” and thus deserving Second Amendment protection even under the narrowly written Heller decision) is now the most draconian in the nation, are not satisfied with mere compliance with every detail of the law.
The anti-rights Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA) is having fits today over a rumored proposal that may be coming from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul that would, if adopted, allow licensed private citizens to carry their defensive handguns into post offices.
As National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea reported Friday, United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello upheld Connecticut’s draconian “assault weapon” ban, in what gun rights advocates involved describe as “only the first battle in a multi-year legal war.” Interestingly, Covello acknowledges that the law is an assault on the rights of gun owners–and he doesn’t care.
On Tuesday, January 28, the national media went into an uproar while reporting on what they perceived to be the latest school shooting. Regular programming was interrupted with BREAKING NEWS and ALERTs and newsreaders in a frenzy about a high school in Hawaii being in lockdown after reports of shots fired. Shouts and cries of “OMG!”, “evil guns!”, “school in lockdown!”, “THE CHILDREN!” were the order of the day. All of the national media outlets got in on the act, from the 24/7 cable news channels to the major newspapers and numerous Internet sites.
While law enforcement across Illinois have been busily sorting through an overwhelming amount of concealed carry applications since the new concealed carry law went into effect, about 180 of those applications have raised red flags with authorities, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, including an application from a known high-ranking leader of the street gang known as the Latin Kings.
The far-left “news” source, Addicting Info, fawningly cited by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, accused gun makers last Friday of “helping criminals get away with murder.” Manufacturers are doing this, we are told, by opposing legislation requiring all new semi-automatic handguns (well, not all of them, of course–law enforcement and other government hired muscle would naturally be exempt) be equipped with technology that would stamp the cartridge case with identifying information about the pistol that fired it.
“Immigration reform prospects brighten” the headline for Jennifer Rubin’s Tuesday “Right Turn” column in The Washington Post declares. “Thankfully, more and more Republican lawmakers and substantial interest groups are uniting behind an overhaul effort.”
At the beginning of the year, this column noted sadly that some Connecticut gun owners had spent the waning days of 2013 “rushing,”
Attorney General Eric Holder advocated legal marijuana businesses having access to the banking system, The New York Times reported Thursday.
“There’s a public safety component to this,” Holder said. “Huge amounts of cash, substantial amounts of cash just kind of lying around with no place for it to be appropriately deposited, is something that would worry me, just from a law enforcement perspective.”
Three people, including the suspected killer, are dead after a shooting in a Columbia, Md. Mall, CBS Baltimore reported Saturday.
Indirectly reported, but not specifically articulated, was the utter unpreparedness and helplessness of everyone in the mall when the shooting started, something compounded by both mall policy and state law.
Back in July, when it became clear that Illinois would be joining the states legalizing cannabis for medical use, this column hypothesized that those who avail themselves of their newly legalized medicine would surrender legal exercise of the right to armed self-defense. At the time that article was written, a hypothesis was all that was available, because although this column had asked the Illinois State Police for clarity on the issue, no answer was forthcoming.
Patients obtaining medical marijuana in Illinois will give up their state-recognized right to own guns if a proposal by the Illinois Department of Public Health is approved, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday. “The plan outlines how adults who have any of 41 specified medical conditions, such as cancer, AIDS or complex regional pain syndrome, may
As gun rights advocates, one argument we frequently make is that “gun control,” by attempting to use laws to regulate the behavior of the lawless, fails to accomplish anything beyond restricting the freedom of the law-abiding. With more than a few gun laws, indeed, criminals are specifically protected by the Constitution from enforcement of said laws, as established by the Supreme Court in Haynes v. United States.
When an irate moviegoer in Florida shot and killed a man in an argument about the alleged victim’s text messaging during the movie, the anti-gun groups were predictably all over it. From the Brady Campaign:
The Mayors Against Illegal Guns website appears to have permanently removed the list of mayors who are coalition members and appears to have replaced it with an “About” page that evidently went live Monday. That page features a scrolling list of member cities with one noticeable absence: MAIG’s and Michael Bloomberg’s flagship New York City.
Despite cold in the low 20s along with strong, biting gusts that stung exposed skin, dozens of gun rights activists, many openly carrying rifles and holstered handguns, gathered peaceably in front of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus Sunday to show their commitment to the Second Amendment.