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President Ronald Reagan’s biggest secret: He packed heat in his briefcase

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From the jerk-offs at the New York Daily News:

So there I was, on my tour of Secret Service headquarters. The agents had taken me into a small museum they have on the premises. It’s a room lined with photos of Presidents and archival exhibit cases filled with Secret Service artifacts. A newspaper with a “Kennedy Dead” headline. A replica of Lee Harvey Oswald’s rifle. The pistol used to try to kill President Gerald Ford. They even have the actual car door from the limo when Reagan was shot.

It was an eerie keepsake for sure. But not nearly as eerie as the next detail they told me. We were talking about Reagan and that day he was shot. Then one of the agents offered this secret: When Reagan was President, he carried his own gun.

I couldn’t believe it.

“It’s true,” they said. A .38. Reagan used to hide it in his briefcase and take it on Air Force One.

Congressman Mike Rogers Introduces Bill to Get U.S. Out of UN

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Citing wasted tax dollars and attacks on the constitutionally guaranteed liberties of the American people, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.; shown) introduced a bill to restore U.S. sovereignty and withdraw from the United Nations. The effort to de-fund and exit the UN comes amid growing scrutiny of the global organization, often ridiculed as the “dictators club,” and myriad mega-scandals swirling around it. However, despite ever-growing support in Congress for restoring U.S. sovereignty by withdrawing from the UN over the years, the legislation still faces an uphill battle.

In a statement last week announcing the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2015 (H.R. 1205), Rep. Rogers noted that many of his constituents in East Alabama would likely agree with his position that U.S. government participation in the UN should end immediately. “The U.N. continues to prove it’s an inefficient bureaucracy and a complete waste of American tax dollars,” the congressman said, echoing widespread concerns about the international outfit expressed across America and worldwide.

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CNN’s Whitfield: Attacking Dallas Police HQ ‘Very Courageous and Brave’

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CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield called the attack on Dallas Police Headquarters “very courageous and brave” on Saturday’s “CNN Newsroom.”

Whitfield, while discussing the shooting with legal analyst Philip Holloway, said, “It was very courageous and brave, if not crazy as well, to open fire on the police headquarters, and now you have this scene, this standoff. So you believe these are the hallmarks of more than one person’s involvement?”

Holloway’s smile visibly drooped when Whitfield praised the would-be cop killer.

“Well, first off, I will say that the Dallas police department did an excellent job handling this situation, and no one other than the suspect was injured,” he said. “Yes, I think it’s very likely he had some degree of assistance. These bombs that detonated immediately when the robot made contact with them, that suggests there might be some level of sophistication that may go beyond what this person is capable of.”

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Rasmussen: Only 1 in 5 Americans Want to Live Where They Can’t Be Armed

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A Rasmussen poll released on June 12 shows that only one out of five Americans want to live in a place where they can’t be armed.

According to Rasmussen, “68 percent” of Americans “prefer living in a neighborhood where they have the option of owning a gun.” Only “22 percent” desire to live “in a neighborhood where nobody was allowed to own a gun.”

The other “10 percent” of respondents were not sure how they felt.

These findings support the Pew Poll–released December 2014–which showed that “52 percent” of respondents believed “it [was] more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns” than to pass more controls on gun ownership. “46 percent” of respondents supported more controls.

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Arrests in Baltimore plummet, and residents are fearful (Reaping What They Have Sown)

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Arrests down citywide in Baltimore

Baltimore police arrested fewer people in May than in any month for at least three years, despite a surge in homicides and shootings across the city — triggering safety concerns among residents.

Several neighborhoods saw declines of more than 90 percent from April to May, while arrests in the West Baltimore area where Freddie Gray was arrested dropped by more than half during the same period, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis of police data. Citywide, arrests declined 43 percent from April to May.

“I’ve noticed fewer police,” said Steve Dixon, program director for the Penn North Recovery Center in West Baltimore. “We’re having robberies at the playground in broad daylight. All these murders and shootings, we’re having them in broad daylight.”

The dramatic citywide decline — which has sparked a debate about police pulling back on enforcement efforts — came in the aftermath of the death of Gray. Six officers have been charged in the death of the 25-year-old, who suffered spinal injuries while in police custody and died a week after his April 12 arrest.

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Fearing Escaped Convicts, Upstate New Yorkers Apply for Pistol Permits only to Face 8 Month Wait

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With two escaped killers on the loose, the Clinton County, N.Y., clerk’s office has seen a rise in the number of requests for pistol permits.

“We typically don’t get more than one a day, but we probably have at least 12 this week,” said Mary Lavorando, of the Clinton County Clerk’s Office in Plattsburgh.

“It seems like more people have been picking up applications,” she said Friday afternoon. “But it can take eight or nine weeks for approval. So it’s kind of like locking the barn door after the horse is out.”

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New York Legal AR-15, Made by 3-D Printer (Cuomo Sputters in Disbelief!)

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NY Legal 3DPrinted Alimanu-PhobosDoes it offend you? It’s a New York Assault-Weapon-Ban legal and even SAFE1 Act Legal AR-15 based on the Fosscad Alimanu-Phobos lower receiver.

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thumbObama Pal (and Commie) Father Pfleger Booed, Jeered by Pro-Gun Protesters in Illinois

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Thursday in Tinley Park, IL at St. George Church, controversial long-time Obama ally Chicago Saint Sabina Pastor Father Michael Pfleger was booed and jeered by protesters at his latest anti-gun speech.

The Illinois State Rifle Association had urged members to attend so they could make their protest against Pfleger’s positions heard.

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Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y, Unhinged Hoplophobe

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Maloney Unhinged

Over the past several decades, we’ve always been able to count on certain members of Congress to push senseless anti-gun legislation, no matter what the political climate. A few rabid gun-banners who come to mind are Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.

Now, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., seems to be vying for membership into that gun-hater club—at least judging from four very bad pieces of anti-gun legislation she has introduced in just the past month.

On May 15, Maloney introduced a measure, H.R. 2380, to close the so-called “gun-show loophole”—a feel-good solution to a non-existent problem. In truth, the bill would only burden lawful firearm purchasers, since all licensed gun dealers must already perform background checks when making a sale, whether at their shop or at a gun show. Also, repeated surveys of prison inmates who possessed firearms at the time of their offenses revealed that less than 1 percent acquired their firearms at gun shows.

Not even a week later, Maloney dropped her next anti-gun bomb. H.R. 2546 would require all gun purchasers to have liability insurance before being “allowed” by the government to buy a firearm. Gun purchasers without such a policy would be subject to a fine of $10,000.

Russell Roberts, an economics fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, told Bankrate: “To me, insurance is just a fancy way to discourage gun ownership by raising the cost of owning a gun. I don’t think that’s a good idea because not everybody obeys the law. You would raise the cost for law-abiding citizens to own a gun without having any impact on those who illegally own a gun.”

Interestingly, it turns out that Maloney’s motives for the insurance legislation might not be purely her disdain for law-abiding Americans practicing their Second Amendment rights. Data provided by OpenSecrets.org show that PACs and individuals in the insurance industry rank third on Maloney’s donor list (up from fourth in 2012), providing Maloney’s campaign committee with nearly $90,000 for 2013-14.

Maloney’s longstanding and ongoing battle against peaceable gun owners is something that should outrage us all. The fact that she’s getting paid by those in the insurance industry to introduce such an asinine bill makes the situation all the more disgusting. Not one to rest long on her laurels, Maloney followed up these two outrageous measures with another—this one possibly even worse. Mere weeks after the first two, Maloney teamed up with anti-gun U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., to mandate that American gun owners use technology that doesn’t even exist.

In another attempt to cram so-called “smart guns” down your throat, the “Handgun Trigger Safety Act,” as they refer to it, calls for all new handguns to be authorized-user-only enabled in five years, and all handguns of any vintage to be retrofitted in 10. “Smart guns,” of course, are an emerging and completely unproven technology. While attempts have been made at various designs, there is no “smart-gun” technology that can currently be fit to every handgun on the market. And no “smart gun” has yet proven itself in the marketplace.

Finally, Maloney and Markey also worked together to introduce the poorly named “Gun Research Safety Bill,” a plan to give $10 million a year (2016-2021) to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for “gun violence” research. Of course, the CDC is perhaps the most notorious twister of gun statistics anywhere, and should not be allowed to use taxpayer dollars to produce misleading research targeting those very taxpayers’ Second Amendment rights. That’s why Congress outlawed use of taxpayer money for CDC gun studies years ago.

The elite unit the NYPD must revive to fight gun crime

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Twenty years ago, I had the honor of observing one of the finest outfits the American police ever fielded in action: the NYPD citywide street-crime unit (SCU).

It was a relatively small group of 100 to 150 carefully selected officers with outstanding records, who prowled the city looking for those carrying guns.

And it’s a model of how the city can deal with rising gun crime without flooding the streets with additional cops or restoring stop-and-frisk.

The unit made a virtual anthropological study of street criminals. They discovered that unlike many legal gun-carriers, they didn’t generally use holsters, but instead stuck the gun in their waistbands.

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thumbLarry Vickers Public Service Announcement – Law Enforcement and the Media (Video)

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TX Gov. Abbott signs open carry, campus carry into law Saturday

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Gov. Greg Abbott stopped at a gun range to sign into law bills letting Texans carry concealed handguns on college campuses and openly carry them virtually everywhere else.

Abbott was at Red’s Indoor Range in Pflugerville Saturday morning. He says the laws mean Texans can be sure their Second Amendment rights will be stronger and more secure than ever before.

The Republican made expanding gun rights a top priority of his first legislative session as governor.

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Cuomo Increasingly ‘Paranoid’ Over Corruption Probe (Hitler in the Bunker!)

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Published on: June 13, 2015

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Paralysis and “paranoia’’ brought on by US Attorney Preet Bharara’s ongoing corruption probe have come to define Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration with just seven days to go in the legislative session, a worried Cuomo ally and others have told The Post.

“Something is wrong. The place is paralyzed and the governor is not right. He seems frantic at times. He’s not acting the way he normally did,’’ said the ally, a prominent Cuomo political backer and longtime associate who has contact with the governor’s administration on a near-daily basis.

“Cuomo is paranoid, his staff is paranoid and nobody can make a decision on key issues, like the [about-to-expire housing construction subsidy] 421-a program and other big outstanding issues.

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Huge problem for gun-grabbers: Polls reveal Americans know guns make their homes and neighborhoods safer

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A new poll from Rasmussen shows that Americans overwhelmingly want to live in neighborhoods where gun ownership is permitted.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 22% of Likely U.S. Voters would feel safer living in a neighborhood where nobody was allowed to own a gun over one where they could have a gun for their own protection. Sixty-eight percent (68%) would feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed, while 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Yet many of the nation’s largest cities like New York; Chicago; and Washington, D.C. enforce severe limits, amounting to outright bans on gun ownership. I think this can be attributed to what I like to call the “blue disease” – a collection of obsessions and phobias that motivate progressives.

Support Assemblyman Peter Lopez’s bill extending Rent Control and repealing NY S.A.F.E.

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S.C.O.P.E.

All you have to do is fill in the boxes and send a message to your elected officials.

Assemblyman Peter Lopez has introduced Bill A08215 to extend Rent Control for NY City and Repealing the Secure Ammunition Firearms Enforcement gun control law passed in 2013.

Mr Lopez sums it up like this: The SAFE Act has been surrounded by controversy since its enactment in 2013. The bill, riddled with errors and omissions, was passed with no time for public input or thoughtful consideration by the Legislature. The provisions contained within the SAFE Act, have been roundly criticized as an attack on Second Amendment rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Consequently, it is no surprise that key provisions of the SAFE Act have not been implemented and several court cases challenging its constitutionality are pending.

While many agree more needs to be done to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and those suffering from mental illness, the SAFE Act does not, and has not, addressed these societal challenges but instead has targeted law-abiding citizens who use firearms for sport and self-defense. New York City rent regulation has been equally controversial and viewed by some as a violation of private property rights of building owners. The passage of rent regulation legislation has been contentious, with the last four-year extender passed at the very close of Legislative Session in 2011. Missing from any discussion surrounding the SAFE Act has been the collective call to address the root causes of violence in our society. Understandably, urban and inner-city populations might look at a fire arm as a threat but what has been failed to be addressed is the acknowledgment that a fire arm is only a weapon when used as such.

In today’s culture of violence, a rock, a stick, or even someone’s bare hands, could have the same devastating impact as a gun when used with malicious intent. The sponsor believes our collective challenge is to provide a framework that gives people hope and opportunity; in combination, education, job skills, job placement, clean decent housing, and mental health and other counseling services, can have a marked impact on shaping people’s lives. This legislation simply seeks to bring the priorities of two very different cultures to the forefront in an effort to get both sides to talk to each other both meaningfully and sincerely. It is hoped the dialogue fostered by this bill can help New Yorkers find common ground that promotes freedoms and offers protections and security to those in need.

Now it is your turn!

Tell your representative in the Assembly and Senate to support Assemblyman Peter Lopez’s bill extending Rent Control and repealing NY S.A.F.E.

All you have to do is fill in the boxes and send a message to your elected officials.

Rent Control expires on Monday. Make sure that when our lawmakers return to work their mail boxes and fax machines are full. Support A08215. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld&bn=A08215&term&Summary=Y

Send this message then get your friends to do the same.

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