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Interstate Transportation of Firearms and Ammunition Bill Introduced

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Published on: January 18, 2015

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U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) recently introduced H.R. 131, a bill that would more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition for law-abiding gun owners.

Current federal law guarantees the right of law-abiding persons to transport firearms between two locations where they have a legal right to possessand carry them, regardless of state or local laws that would otherwise apply. The firearm must be cased or otherwise not readily accessible. Unfortunately, anti-gun local officials are using overly restrictive state licensing laws to harass and prosecute travelers who have made every effort to comply with the law, resulting in seized guns that are sometimes never returned, delayed travel, legal fees, and sometimes even unnecessary guilty pleas.

H.R. 131 would ensure the law has the effect Congress intended when it passed more than 25 years ago. Specifically, the legislation would make clear that transportation of both firearms and ammunition is federally protected, as well as expand the protections afforded to travelers to include “staying in temporary lodging overnight, stopping for food, fuel, vehicle maintenance, an emergency, medical treatment, and any other activity incidental” to the trip. Additionally, the bill would place the burden of proof clearly on the state to show that the traveler failed to comply with the law.

The NRA fully supports H.R. 131 and appreciates Rep. Griffith’s leadership on this important issue.

Please contact your U.S. Representative and ask him or her to cosponsor and support H.R. 131.

You can contact your U.S. Representative about this important legislation by using our “Write Your Lawmakers” tool, or by phone at (202) 225-3121.

NRA Files Lawsuits to Protect 2nd Amendment Rights in Pennsylvania

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Published on: January 18, 2015

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Today the National Rifle Association, on behalf of its 5 million members across the country, filed lawsuits against the cities of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Lancaster for refusing to comply with a state law that prohibits local governments from enacting gun control ordinances.

“The cities of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Lancaster have openly defied state law for decades. They continue to willfully violate the law and insist on politically grandstanding at taxpayers’ expense,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “The reality is the illegal ordinances in question do not make people safer. They are simply tools to further the gun control agenda and infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

House Bill 80, signed into law last year, allows citizen groups, such as the NRA, to challenge municipalities in court. The new law does not change or expand the state’s powers, nor does it diminish the powers of local governments.

A patchwork of local gun control ordinances creates confusion for law-abiding citizens as they travel throughout the Commonwealth, as well as for law enforcement officers as to what laws can be enforced.

“Pennsylvania municipalities need to follow state law and stop infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners”, concluded Cox.

Bloomturd Stages Anti-gun Indoctrination Camp for Suggestible Reporters

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Published on: January 18, 2015

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Pro-gun websites and message boards have been abuzz this week with news that Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun cabal, Everytown for Gun Safety, is partnering with the Columbia Journalism School to offer a two-day workshop for media figures who cover guns and gun issues.

While none of us here have the benefit (if that’s what you’d call it) of a graduate degree from the Columbia School of Journalism, we do our best to bring you the scoop on all the gun news that fit to print. Here’s our rundown of what’s at stake with Bloomberg’s latest gun control effort.

WHO:

  1. Michael Bloomberg: Former mayor of New York City and majority owner of a mega-bucks global financial data and media company, Bloomberg L.P. He’s also the 13th wealthiest person on planet Earth. Not content simply to lord over a multibillion dollar business empire or America’s most populous city, Bloomberg has now dedicated himself largely to remaking the United States into the gun-free nanny state of his fevered dreams.
  1. The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism: A school for newspaper reporters and the like in New York City.
  1. The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma: Described as “a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism,” it claims to promote “informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.” Along with Bloomberg, however, it’s poised to inflict trauma on your constitutional right to arms, which it apparently views, not as a great and fundamental freedom, but a “tragedy.”
  1. “Reporters, editors, news directors, photographers, producers, and bloggers” who wish to be indoctrinated into the Bloomberg Worldview.

WHAT:

Covering Gun Violence:” A “two-day workshop for journalists on covering guns and gun violence.” Under other circumstances such an event might seem reasonable enough. In this case, however, the seminar’s announcement betrays its ideological agenda by mentioning in the first paragraph the discredited, inaccurate, and unethical falsehood that “[n]early 100 school shootings have occurred since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary only two years ago.” In a previous version of this bogus claim, Bloomberg’s Everytown group was so desperate to pad the statistics that they even included an act of self-defense that happened to occur on or near an academic campus as a “school shooting.” So egregious were the distortions in that Everytown report that a journalistic fact-check labeled it “mostly false.” This is the sort of “reportage” Bloomberg now hopes to train his own specially-indoctrinated media corps to inflict on the American public.

WHEN:

April 17-18.

WHERE:

Phoenix, Arizona. Not coincidentally, Arizona is one of the states where Bloomberg is planning to launch gun control through the ballot initiative process.

WHY:

Bloomberg has invested what he considers his two most precious resources into a nationwide anti-gun jihad: his money and his ego. Last year, Bloomberg infamously pledged $50 million to enact gun control and defeat the NRA.

So far, he has little to show for it. Despite the attempts of Bloomberg and his like-minded cronies to exploit tragic acts involving guns, Congress has resisted calls to restrict Second Amendment rights. Hundreds of jobs were lost and two state legislatures were booted out of office in an historic recall election after Colorado enacted Bloomberg-backed gun control. Bloomberg’s anti-gun and misleadingly named “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” has seen numerous high-profile defections after being exposed as a gun prohibition front group. Everytown, the operation Bloomberg launched in 2014 to rebrand his gun control apparatus, got off to an embarrassing and ineffective start and has suffered from credibility problems throughout its existence. Bloomberg’s costly effort to influence contested races in the 2014 midterm elections was a resounding failure.

Yet Bloomberg can point to one silver lining: the enactment last year of a radical gun control initiative in Washington State (known as I-594) that presumptively criminalizes the act of loaning or transferring one’s firearm (even if just temporarily) to another person without an intrusive and costly background check. While Evergreen State residents are only now beginning to learn just how absurd and unworkable the law that was sold to them under false pretenses really is, Bloomberg and others are hailing its passage as if it were some kind of mandate.

Gun control advocates are now turning their sites from Congress to the states and plan to roll out similar efforts wherever ballot initiatives are available. These “popular democracy” procedures are especially vulnerable to emotional manipulation and shrewd (if misleading) marketing. The process of passing a bill through the legislature is comparatively deliberative, and usually at least involves hearings and opportunities for public comment and input.

Because money is especially important in pursuing ballot measures like I-594, Bloomberg perceives an advantage on this playing field. Having a compliant and “educated” press corps to mouth his anti-gun talking points is another key factor in achieving success.

HOW:

Money and paid hacks. The workshop advertises speakers that include “national public health and policy experts; researchers and clinicians; award-winning journalists, and prevention advocates and survivors.” Perhaps the only institutionally anti-gun representatives who will not be in attendance are those from the Hollywood entertainment establishment. Nowhere does the workshop’s announcement suggest participants will actually be able to experience handling and using guns, or that any pro-gun viewpoints will be represented amongst the presenters.

Nor will the workshop likely see any pro-gun attendees. Again displaying Bloomberg’s propensity for using money to get his way, attendees must “apply” by submitting resumes and “letters of interest,” and half could qualify for “travel stipends” of up to $350. A paid trip to sunny Phoenix in early spring, for a free seminar associated with a prestigious New York journalism school, with only hand-picked and vetted participants, could certainly aid enlistment for Bloomberg’s anti-gun media army.

Para USA Tells Anti-Gun Retard Liam Neeson to Go to Hell

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Published on: January 18, 2015

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Today’s Press Release from Para:

PARA USA regrets its decision to provide firearms for use in the film “Taken 3″. While the film itself is entertaining, comments made by its Irish-born star during press junkets reflect a cultural and factual ignorance that undermines support of the Second Amendment and American liberties. We will no longer provide firearms for use in films starring Liam Neeson and ask that our friends and partners in Hollywood refrain from associating our brand and products with his projects. Further, we encourage our partners and friends in the firearms industry to do the same.

GABE SUAREZ: MISTER LONE WOLF JIHADIST, MEET MISTER LONE WOLF COUNTER TERRORIST

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Published on: January 15, 2015

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The terror events of the past year – in the western world – have showcased several points. Among them are these:

1). The fact that while the authorities are very good (for the most part) at thwarting organized, foreign-sponsored groups of terrorists, their ability to prevent a self-motivated jihadist is severely lacking. It is severely lacking and shall continue to be thus while we enjoy a relatively free society. Moreover, I doubt any readers would want to trade freedom for complete safety…or actually, the illusion of safety.

2). The fact that legislation and referendums and executive actions have no effect on those who have decided to become terrorists, since it is endemic of that particular group to flaunt any laws outside their own. Witness that France (and Canada), with some of the most restrictive gun laws on the planet, could not prevent a small marginally skilled group of Islamic Terrorists from killing nearly twenty people with extremely prohibited Kalashnikov Rifles.

3). The fact that as noble, self-less and courageous as the responding units may be, they are by nature a reactive force, and not a preventive force. They always have, and will inevitably always will, arrive too late…and after the fact.

The foregoing points are irrefutable by anyone that has followed the history of these events. The mere fact that the leaders of the free world refuse to actually name the enemy, labeling them as “radicalized”, or “extremists”, is indicative that the slaughter of innocents and non-combatants will continue until, ostensibly, we all submit, or die.

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Je Suis Sick and Tired of Cant (Lib Whiners Must Be Rejected)

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Millions of pixels gave their lives this week in lame efforts to explain the horrid slaughter of innocents in France, most of it pure cant by cowardly journalists, uninformed politicians offering up theological views on Islam, and self-described experts on terrorism who blame it on everything from Israel to the West’s defense against such attacks.

Liberal Hypocrisy on Free Speech and Freedom of the Press

Count me in the camp with Matthew Continetti, who gives countless examples of liberal hypocrisy about free speech including the following examples:

Do liberals actually believe in the right to offend? Their attitude seems to me to be ambivalent at best. And this equivocation was apparent within hours of the attack, when news outlets censored or refused to publish the images for which the Charlie Hebdo editors were killed. Classifying satire or opinion as “hate speech” subject to regulation is not an aberration. It is commonplace.

Indeed, the outpouring of support for free speech in the aftermath of the Paris attack coincides with, and partially obscures, the degradation of speech rights in the West. Commencement last year was marked by universities revoking appearances by speakers Condoleezza Rice and Ayaan Hirsi Ali for no other reason than that mobs disagreed with the speakers’ points of view. I do not recall liberals rallying behind Condi and Hirsi Ali then.

He adds to the mix of examples, Brendan Eich’s opposition to gay marriage costing him his job, the Chicago Sun Times’ removal of a Kevin D. Williamson article critical of transgender activism, Brandeis University’s unremitting assaults on a student for publicizing another student’s cheering the assassination of police officers, blaming an obscure video for the violent attack in Benghazi. Worse yet, there’s the political and academic efforts to shut off free speech which might offend someone, (someone, I observe, who usually just happens to hold the views prevailing among the left-wing professors and administrators).

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Leftist “Journalists” grapple with fear and doubts about firearms after Paris attack

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Many of the respondents expressed doubt that allowing journalists to carry concealed handguns would provide any protection against trained assailants armed with AK-47 assault rifles, as were the Paris attackers.

Dan Armstrong, a New York-based researcher for Forbes and the Economist, disagreed, saying “yes, a handgun is no match for a Kalashnikov, but it’s probably better than being unarmed, especially if the handgun is concealed from the person wielding the Kalashnikov. A confrontation could go either way, and I imagine most of us will pick the outcome that matches our pre-existing point of view.”

For Darrell Todd, owner of the Pulaski County, Ark., Daily News, the bottom line is a constitutional one: “Those of us who value the First Amendment need to remember that the Second Amendment is also in the Constitution. If a reporter wants to own a weapon, it’s his or her own business, and nobody else’s.”

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Prominent Rabbi Calls on Europe to Allow Jews to Carry Guns

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A prominent European rabbi has called on governments to relax gun-licensing legislation to allow Jews to carry firearms for self-defense, following last week’s deadly Paris attacks and amid rising anti-Semitism on the continent.

Rabbi Menachem Margolin wrote to the governments of all EU-member states urging a change in the law to allow special gun permits for Jews at risk.

In the letter Rabbi Margolin, who is director general of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE) and the European Jewish Association (EJA), wrote:

“We hereby ask that gun licensing laws are reviewed with immediate effect to allow designated people in the Jewish communities and institutions to own weapons for the essential protection of their communities, as well as receiving the necessary training to protect their members from potential terror attacks.”

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Guntry clubs target a new breed of shooter: younger, more affluent and female

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Published on: January 15, 2015

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Blake Vaught and Alex Williamson, buddies in their late 20s, were having a cognitive dissonance moment.

“This place is like a country club,” Vaught said, looking at a concierge desk, granite countertops and sleek black couches.

“Or like a really nice steakhouse,” Williamson said.

They were not at a country club. They were not at a steakhouse. They were at Elite Shooting Sports, a new gun range in Manassas, Va., that, like a wave of other new ranges around the country, is targeting a new breed of shooter — younger, more affluent, style-focused, increasingly female and even environmentally conscious.

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Smoking Gun? Tape Recordings Reveal the Real Reason Bank Closed Gun Seller’s Account

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…In the audio recordings, a regional manager is heard citing regulations handed down from the National Credit Union Administration, which regulates, charters and supervises more than 95 million account holders in federal and state-chartered credit unions.

The Heritage Credit Union regional manager told Schuetz:

“Examiners from NCUA [the National Credit Union Administration] came in and looked at our accounts … looked at our books. Here’s some accounts that we feel that we’re going to regulate you on … and kinda put the screws to us as far as what we could and couldn’t do. The regulatory and compliance issues that we said earlier are true. We never used to have to do that stuff.”

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NYCG Radio Episode #102 – 1/13/15 “Reasonably Armed”

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Published on: January 14, 2015

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Another Bloomberg Gun Control Lackey Faces Jail Time (Democrat PA AG)

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Published on: January 13, 2015

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It seems that Michael Bloomberg should have focused more on the illegal politicians he has supported over the years rather than the “illegal” guns he purports to be against. Following a long line of criminals who have been allies of Michael Bloomberg, the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Kathleen Kane, may soon find her name along these other “distinguished” politicians who are ardent supporters of Michael Bloomberg and vice versa.

Full disclosure: Kathleen Kane has been on my crap list since day one. I knew that she was getting her marching orders from Michael Bloomberg and she has exercised her authority as AG to make it ever more difficult for gun owners in Pennsylvania. She started out by trashing reciprocity agreements with other states. She also refuses to work on any new agreements so the ability of Pennsylvanians to travel with their 2nd Amendment rights intact is being curtailed by her directly.

De Blasio Is a Lesson New Yorkers Need to Learn

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Published on: January 12, 2015

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Every election is another opportunity for the city to commit suicide. After decades in which the voters elected candidates who wouldn’t completely destroy their city and then salt the earth with their tears, a small decisive percentage of New Yorkers put a gun to the head of their city and fired a bullet named Bill de Blasio into its brain.

Like most brutal incidents in the Big Apple, Bill de Blasio won’t kill New York City. His term in office will be another painful learning experience. Every few decades New Yorkers lose their street sense and let a progressive take over. And then when his term is up, the city is out of money, everyone has been mugged at least once and nothing works, they kick him out again.

It’s a generational ritual that lets seasoned New Yorkers look back in horror at the days of Lindsay or Dinkins and now De Blasio. While the New York Times gushes adoringly over his every insane new policy, without noticing that they were all badly translated from the original Russian, his true function is to become a cautionary tale about the dangers of voting your politics instead of your pocketbook.

Bill de Blasio declared war on Central Park carriage horses, put cell phones back in schools, put criminals back in public housing, housed homeless in neighborhoods across the city, went to war with the few city schools that worked and went to war with the police.

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The Sword Is Mightier Than The Pen (Hashtags Can’t Stop Violence)

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Published on: January 12, 2015

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The world is being rocked by a rash of “workplace violence,” though what the Administration believes the Koran has against workplaces remains unclear. Those who eschew the willful blindness of the cowardly and foolish see clearly that the Islamofascist freaks are running up the body count across the globe. The question is what, if anything, are we going to do about it?

Vigils are nice. People get together, hold candles, talk about solidarity and hug, and thereby reinforce the view that Western civilization has lost the intestinal fortitude that kept the jihadi hordes from overrunning Europe during the Middle Ages and that has kept a lid on these fanatics ever since. It’s nice to pick up a pen – as we will see, writing, persuasion and mockery are all vital supporting efforts in the counter-offensive in what Senator Lindsey Graham accurately told Hugh Hewitt is “a religious war.” But it’s necessary to pick up a rifle.

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NYPD on High Alert Following ISIS Call to ‘Rise Up and Kill Police Officers’

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The New York City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have been alerted to a new threat raised by the Islamic State terror group. The jihadist entity released a new video on Saturday urging fellow jihadists to “rise up” against the U.S. and other Western states.

ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al Adnani told those loyal to the Islamic State to “rise up and kill intelligence officers, police officers, soldiers, and civilians” in the U.S., Canada, France, and Australia. “Do not let the battle pass you by wherever you may be. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents,” Adnani added. He suggested that if his holy warriors did not have an explosive device or a firing weapon, they should instead “smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car.”

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