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  • Miss. Senators Cosponsor Bill to Extend Conceal Carry Permit Holders Privileges Across State Lines

    U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., are backing legislation that would allow persons with state-issued conceal carry permits to use them in other states with conceal carry laws.

    The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014 (S.1908) is intended to defend the Second Amendment rights of individuals with conceal carry permits, allowing them to carry those privileges from their home state to other states that also have conceal carry laws.

    “I am strongly committed to upholding Americans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” Wicker said. “This legislation would ensure this right is not limited to the state where the concealed carry permit was issued. It responsibly grants legal gun owners the same freedom in states with concealed carry laws.”

    “Second amendment rights shouldn’t stop at the state line,” Cochran said. “It makes sense to allow law-abiding gun owners to take their concealed permit privileges with them to states that also allow conceal carry permits.”

    While extending concealed carry privileges, the legislation recognizes state’s rights and does not provide for a national concealed carry permit.

    Wicker and Cochran, both members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, were among 57 Senators who earlier this year voted in favor of an amendment comparable to this legislation. In addition, the Mississippi Senators cosponsored similar legislation in the 112th Congress.

    S.1908 was introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) and is also cosponsored by Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Pat Toomey
    (R-Pa.) and David Vitter (R-La.). The measure has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.


  • De Blasio Backs CuHomo: Wants Conservatives to Get Out of New York State

     

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio emphatically backed New Governor Andrew Cuomo’s controversial remarks that “extreme” conservatives – which he defined as being pro-life, second amendment advocates, or supporters of traditional marriage – “have no place in the state of New York.”

    “I stand by that 100 percent,” de Blasio told reporters at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

    “I agree with Governor Cuomo’s remarks. I interpret his remarks to say that an extremist attitude that continues the reality of violence in our communities or an extremist attitude that denies the rights of women does not represent the views of New York State,” he added.

    Governor Cuomo riled up conservatives in New York state as well as all over the country when he told a local New York State radio program last Friday “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay….have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

    The remarks have snowballed into a major controversy, with Fox News host Sean Hannity vowing to leave New York City, prompting a bidding war between Republican governors to persuade him to move to their states. Hannity is reportedly eyeing a political bid in Texas. At the March for Life yesterday, one participant pushed back at Cuomo, telling Breitbart News, “We’re here, we’re pro-life, get used to it.”

    De Blasio conceded that “we all understand there’s a right to free speech. I wouldn’t disagree with that right and neither would Governor Cuomo.”

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  • Conservative Activist O’Keefe Claims CuHomo Targeting His Group

    Conservative activist James O’Keefe is accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration of targeting his group with document requests and a subpoena, claiming the Democratic governor’s recent comments critical of conservatives “aren’t simply words.”

    O’Keefe, whose Project Veritas is behind a series of hidden-camera investigations against left-leaning groups and causes, made the claims on the heels of the controversy over a recent Cuomo interview. In it, Cuomo blasted “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay” and said they “have no place” in New York. He later walked back his remarks, and said they were being taken out of context in the media.

    But O’Keefe claimed that Cuomo’s government is acting on those words, revealing that the Department of Labor has hit his office in Westchester County, N.Y., with demands for financial documents for months. He compared it to IRS targeting of conservative groups nationwide.

    “Governor Cuomo’s shocking words this past week aren’t simply words,” O’Keefe said in a statement. “Governor Cuomo and the New York Department of Labor are on a witch hunt, demanding all documents and financials since our founding. … His goal, of course, is to harass us and limit our effectiveness by tying us up in court. Just like President Obama used the IRS to target and suppress conservatives, Governor Cuomo is using his Department of Labor to do the same exact thing.”

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  • Smith & Wesson to LEAVE California Market Due to New Microstamping Law (NY’s Future?)

    On January 22nd renowned gun maker Smith & Wesson joined Sturm, Ruger, & Co., by announcing it would cease California sales of its semi-automatic pistols due to microstamping requirements that went into effect last year.

    Ruger made the same announcement earlier this month.

    Microstamping is a requirement that each firearm be fitted with a special firing pin that leaves a fingerprint on a bullet casing which differs from the fingerprint of every other firearm. In other words–every one of the wildly popular Smith & Wesson M&P .45 semi-automatic handguns would have to be manufactured in such a way so that no two of them left the same mark on a shell casing.

    The cost of doing this would be incredibly high to manufacturers, and would be a cost they would have to pass on to consumers in higher prices.

    Moreover, the result of doing this would be yet another gun registry–every gun sold that met microstamping requirements would have be to registered so that the government knew who owned the gun that left that fingerprint.

    On top of these things, micropstamping doesn’t even work–and least not all the time. There are proven problems with the durability of microstamps on firing pins.

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  • VA Refuses to Allow CuHomo’s Gun Control to Endanger Veterans’ Health

    This week has seen two setbacks for New York liberal fascists. Mayor Bloomberg lost his soda ban and Governor Cuomo was told that medical privacy laws and providing health care for vets takes precedence over his gun control scheme.

    The federal Department of Veterans Affairs says its mental health professionals won’t comply with a new gun law in New York that requires them to report the names of patients they believe likely to hurt themselves or others.

    VA spokesman Mark Ballesteros says federal laws protecting veterans’ treatment records take precedence.

    Several veterans and their advocates say it would deter many from seeking counseling and medications to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder or other psychological issues. Veterans fear their rights would be taken away.

    Mark Ballesteros, spokesperson for the Department of Veterans Affairs, said in an email statement that “federal laws safeguarding the confidentiality of veterans’ treatment records do not authorize VA mental health professionals to comply with this NY State law.”

    Cuomo was a driving force behind the SAFE Act, which was introduced and passed by the Legislature without public debate in the wake of the massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. When he signed it in January, the governor said that the law’s mental health reporting requirement was “common sense.”

    For veterans and active-duty military members, who already face serious cultural obstacles to receiving care and suffer higher rates of suicide, especially with firearms, than the general population, these concerns are all the more acute.

    “There is a chilling effect on people getting care, and we’re particularly concerned about veterans,” said John Richter director of public policy at the state Mental Health Association. “We have a hard enough time getting veterans in for PTSD. Veterans are a prime example of someone who would have a disincentive to go.”

    A 2011 report by the RAND Corporation on New York veterans’ needs, commissioned by the state Health Foundation, found that more than one in five veterans returned with post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression — rates two to four times higher than the general population for major depression, and eight times higher for PTSD.

    Yet only a third of surveyed veterans with a mental health need sought care, often driven away by fears about the confidentiality of their treatment and the possibility of losing respect from colleagues and supervisors. RAND concluded that barriers to treatment — and the view that seeking mental health care was undesirable — needed to be moved aside to improve services and enrollment.

    Some providers fear these forces keeping veterans away from care will now be exacerbated by the SAFE Act.

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  • Busted: De Blasio Did Not Plow Snow in Republican Neighborhoods

    Looks like Mayor de Blasio has snow on his face.

    After defending the city against critics who claimed sanitation workers were slow to plow a ritzy Manhattan neighborhood after a record snowfall, de Blasio reversed himself Wednesday after visiting the area.

    “I determined more could have been done to serve the Upper East Side,” a chastened de Blasio said in a statement. “I have instructed the commissioner of the Department of Sanitation to double-down on cleanup efforts.”

    But just hours earlier, de Blasio dismissed as flaky reports that the high-priced ‘hood got shafted because it’s awash in wealthy people like former Mayor Bloomberg who opposed the recently elected Democratic mayor.


  • NYCG Radio Episode #51 – 1/20/14 “Gov. CuHomo Speaks”

    New York City Guns Radio Episode
    #51

    IN THIS EPISODE: Citizen shows Bloomturd he is not ABOVE the Law! (Bloomie Busted as Hypocrite – AGAIN), Cops bloody old man — for jaywalking, Hell hath no fury like the north country scorned; Gov. CuHomo’s consolations may not be enough to overcome SAFE Act resentments, CuHomo: ‘Extreme conservatives … have no place in the state of New York’, Sean Hannity to Leave New York After Andrew Cuomo’s Anti-Conservative Rant, Glenn Beck to New York Gov. CuHomo: Are our tax dollars not welcome here?, NY Ammo Buyer Background Checks Are an EPIC FAIL – The “SAFE Act” Does Not Work!, Hundreds rally in opposition of SAFE Act after one year in effect, NRA News Video “Voters Stick to Their Guns: Another Bloomberg Mayor Ousted”, NYSRPA knocks Anti-Gun Rochester mayor for having armed bodyguards, Concealed Carry Licensee Gets Ungracious Reception by Police in “Charm City”, Klavan: The Trouble With Guns…, A gun designed for Indian women, Producer Harvey Weinstein warns Meryl Streep movie will make NRA ‘wish they weren’t alive’.
    WARNING! This Content Contains AWESOME VULGARITY


  • Glenn Beck to New York Gov. Cuomo: Are our tax dollars not welcome here?

    In an open letter, Mercury Radio founder and CEO Glenn Beck is asking New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo if his right-leaning company is still welcome in the state, after the Democrat said Friday that “extreme” conservatives have no place in New York.

    Citing a “schism” within the GOP, Mr. Cuomo said, “Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

    Mr. Beck responded by asking the governor whether he believes there are “two classes of citizens.”


  • Sean Hannity to Leave New York After Andrew Cuomo’s Anti-Conservative Rant

    In a radio interview last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) made some disparaging comments about pro-life conservatives, stating they had “no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

    Those remarks drew the ire of conservative talk show host Sean Hannity, who on his Monday radio program declared he had enough and was abandoning his home state, where he hosts his widely syndicated radio show and his high-rated Fox News Channel television program.

    “Now I want to tell you something – I was born and raised in New York,” Hannity said. “I want you to know that and I can’t wait to get out of here. I really can’t. I don’t want to pay their 10-percent state tax anymore. I live in the second-highest property taxed county in the entire country in Nassau County. I can’t wait to sell my house to somebody who wants it. I can’t wait to pay no state income tax down in Florida or Texas. I haven’t decided yet, but I’m leaning Florida because I like the water and I like to fish.”

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  • Citizen shows Bloomturd he is not ABOVE the Law! (Bloomie Busted as Hypocrite – AGAIN)

    A fed up Manhattan resident records Mayor Michael Bloomberg landing his personal helicopter in a heliport that is closed on weekends because of the air and noise pollution in direct violation of the law. This is the very same billionaire mayor that has been ticketing New Yorkers into poverty with smoking, parking, bicycle, dog walking, public trash can, seat belt, cell phone, beer, schools … you name it, this tyrant has a law and penalty for it.

    New Yorkers have been bombarded with tickets and summonses as this billionaire flies over our heads breaking laws himself that he will never have to answer for because he claims he is busy do the people’s work which actual consist of him flying his girlfriend and her dogs around in his half million dollar helicopter.

    This is one of Jim Hoffers best reports ever as he confronts the hypocrisy of this mayor that truly believes he is ABOVE the law. This is is a clear example of what a tyrant is, a man in a position of power that believes he is exempt from the rules and laws that the citizenry must obey.


  • NRA News Video “Voters Stick to Their Guns: Another Bloomberg Mayor Ousted”

    Butler, Pennsylvania has a new mayor. Incumbent Margaret Stock, a member of Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun coalition Mayors Against Illegal Guns, was ousted in favor of retired police officer Tom Donaldson. Voters made it very clear that any threat to our firearm freedoms is a threat to our safety and who we are as Americans.


  • Klavan: The Trouble with Guns

    “A gun is just a tool. No better and no worse than any other tool, a shovel or an axe or a saddle or a stove or anything. Think of it always that way. A gun is as good — and as bad — as the man who carries it.” Shane, by Jack Schaefer, 1949.

    No one could call me a gun nut. I go shooting with friends at most once or twice a year and, while I enjoy it, it doesn’t inspire the sort of obsession that grips me whenever I manage to get my hands on a fishing rod, which nowadays is less often. But as far as I’m concerned, the wisdom above from the best western novel I ever read (and reiterated in the famous 1953 film) doesn’t go far enough. A gun is not just a tool, it is the great democratic tool, the tool that put an end to knights in armor and gave (and gives) the little guy and gal a fighting chance against the powers that be.

    The left claims it is determined to violate, if not end, the Second Amendment’s guarantee to our right to bear arms in the name of safety. “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them… ’Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in,’ I would have done it,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein after she and Bill Clinton managed to enact an “assault weapon” ban in 1994.

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  • NY Ammo Buyer Background Checks Are an EPIC FAIL – The “SAFE Act” Does Not Work!

    NY S.A.F.E. One Year Later

    Effective Yesterday Jan 15, 2013
    The law requires that the background checks on ammo buyers start on January 15, 2014, OR whenever the state police superintendent certifies that the relevant database is in place and operational.

    Please note the following:

    1) While ammunition sellers and retailers must register with the state by January 15, the database is not in place and is not operational. Ammunition background checks will not begin on January 15;

    2) The SAFE Act does not authorize any fee for the ammo background check. I have received numerous calls about a supposed $10 fee for the ammo background check. The state police would need clear authority in the law to impose a fee, and there is none in the law. I believe that some are confused by the fee that dealers can charge when they perform NICS checks for someone involved in a private sale. If a retailer or big box store clerk is telling you that his company is going to charge you a $10 state fee for ammo background checks, ask to see the letter from the state police;

    3) While the SAFE Act now prohibits free citizens from exercising their right to accept personal delivery of ammunition via the Internet, a vendor can ship your Internet purchase of ammunition to a licensed ammunition seller (gun dealer or FFL) where you take possession of it in person. This might happen, where for instance, a dealer might not keep ammo on hand in unusual or less common calibers;

    4) The prohibition on Internet sales, and the ammunition background check, do NOT apply to reloading components. You may still purchase powder, shot, wads, primers and hulls via your usual sources (but I respectfully suggest that you support your local corner gun dealer).

    Last year, the legislature reduced the applicable portion of budget funding for the ammunition background check database.
    Little funding is available to move forward on its development.
    To build a database that will check multiple sources simultaneously (mental health records, orders of protection, felony convictions, etc.) will take a period of time and substantial funding.
    It is hoped that either the courts will overturn by then or the legislature will come to it’s senses and repeal the NY SAFE Act

    Source: Senator James L Seward Distrct NY 51


  • Hundreds Rally in Opposition of SAFE Act After One Year in Effect

    A crowd of hundreds who gathered for a forum on New York’s SAFE Act on Saturday heard an encouraging update from the man leading the organization that’s challenging the constitutionality of the year old gun control legislation.

    Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, also a National Rifle Association board member, predicted the fight against what many called the “unSAFE” Act will land in U.S. Supreme Court.

    The Warren County Chapter of grass roots organization New York Revolution hosted the forum. Coordinator E. Jay Stokes brought in several speakers to discuss the anniversary of the law, which was signed Jan. 15, 2013.

    The forum was moved outside in the parking lot of the Waterhouse Restaurant in Lake Luzerne because of the anticipated turnout, which was a crowd of hundreds dressed in “Don’t Tread on Me” and Tea Party gear, donning buttons with a red line through Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s name and holding signs urging the repeal of the strictest gun-control measure in the nation.

    Cuomo ahs said the measure prevents mentally ill people from buying guns and increases penalties for people who use illegal guns.

    Speakers called for civil disobedience when it comes to the part of the law that requires the state’s definition of military-style assault rifles be registered by April 15. Failure to do could result in a misdemeanor charge.

    They said there are modifications that can be made, too, that will exempt weapons from requiring to be registered.

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  • Commie Libs Outraged as New Gun Marketed in India as a “Rapist Antidote”

    Nirbheek, the gun for women

    India has launched a new handgun for women, named after a student who was gang-raped in Delhi in December 2012 and later died of her injuries. Officials say it will help women defend themselves, but critics say it’s an insult to the victim’s memory.

    In his large office on Kanpur’s Kalpi Road, Abdul Hameed, the general manager of the state-run Indian Ordnance Factory, shows me Nirbheek, the factory’s tiniest gun.

    “It’s small, it’s lightweight, it weighs only 500g [1.1lb], and it can easily fit into a lady’s purse.”

    Hameed speaks enthusiastically about the .32-calibre revolver, praising the “special titanium alloy body, the pleasing-to-the-eye wooden handle”.

    “The six-shot gun is easy to handle and it can hit its target accurately up to 15m [50ft],” he explains, pointing out the word “Nirbheek” engraved on the barrel.

    Although men can buy the gun too, Nirbheek is being pitched as India’s “first gun for women” and to make it more attractive to them, it comes packaged in a deep maroon jewellery case.

    “Indian women like their ornaments,” Hameed says.

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