Posts Tagged ‘Bloomberg’

A man who trumpeted gun control and assisted with New York’s SAFE Act was found to be in possession of a gun on school property last Thursday. If that isn’t enough irony for you he is labeled as a key figure in the adding making it a FELONY to posses a gun on school property. Woops! But as we have discussed many times before the laws are only for the little people.

Of course Dwayne Ferguson had a carry permit because they are so easy to get in New York being “may issue” and all. Just like you would expect the elitist take care of their own and this instance is no exception. The amount poetic justice in the article linked to above is almost too much for me to handle. The two felony charges carry a maximum sentence of 4 years in state prison.

There are plenty of great quotes in the article so I urge everyone to read it for a good Monday morning laugh. The sad part is if the offender was your run of the mill citizen they would have been painted much differently in this news story. There wouldn’t be activists running out in defense saying it was an honest mistake, instead they would be claiming a victory in taking an irresponsible gun owner off the street. Let us not for get…. The laws are for the little people.

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No. I’m sorry but no thanks. I stopped reasonable discussion, and compromise a long ago. With the recent snafu with Dick Metcalf and his odd anti-gun editorial in the latest issue of Guns and Ammo I thought putting my stance out there for everyone to digest would be a good idea. If you would like to read what Dick wrote click here.

As I started with I am not the reasonable type and I feel as gun owners we can’t fall into the trap of national dialogue and reasonable discussion. For some reason some gun owners feel the need to be reasonable and open towards the anti-gun side and want to come to the table and have that discussion or national dialogue we hear about so much from the mainstream media. Little do these gun owners know they are falling into a trap, the same trap Dick fell into. People like Dick feel that if they come to the table and show that gun owners are able to listen the people on the other side of that table are going to understand and be satisfied with just conversation. WRONG! Gun owners have been reasonable for far too long.

Every time we have a reasonable discussion the gun owners tend to be on the losing end of the outcome. They come to the table thinking “this will be the last time the Antis ask for anything. If we just give a little compromise everything will be ok.” We have given in little by little thinking this is the last peace offering we will have to make. Don’t believe me? Lets talk a little history.

  • 1791 the Second Amendment was Ratified. Twenty-seven beautiful words that guaranteed the right to keep and bear arms to every American.
  • 1934 The National Firearms Act was put into place due to the gangster culture brought about by prohibition. This law famously eliminated automatic weapons along with short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, and suppressors. Transfers of such weapons were subject to $200 fee and subject to the Treasury Departments approval.
  • 1938 The Federal Firearms Act was approved by Congress forcing anyone involved with selling firearms to obtain a Federal Firearms License from the Secretary of Commerce. This also required the new FFL’s to record the names and addresses of everyone they sold guns to.
  • 1968 The Gun Control Act was brought about after the assassination of JFK. FFL’s were required to keep even more detailed information along with forbidding sales of handguns across state lines. The major change came in the outlawing of purchasing rifles and shotguns through mail order. (Lee Harvey Oswald used a mail order rifle in the assignation of JFK)
  • 1972 The ATF was formed
  • 1986 The Law Enforcement Officer Protection Act stopped the manufacture and importation of “cop killer” bullets that could pierce body armor.
  • 1990 The Crime Control Act established what we now know today as “Gun Free Zones” in schools and the stopped the assembly of illegal semi-auto rifles and shotguns with legally imported parts.
  • 1994 the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention act placed a mandatory 5 day waiting period and background check on handguns until Nov. 1998 when the National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) went live. The law stated all new firearm sales are subject to a NICS background check.
  • 1994 The Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act, commonly referred to as the “Assault Weapon Ban,” made the manufacture, possession, and importation of new semiautomatic assault  weapons and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices for  civilian use illegal.

How about that for compromise and reasonable? We go from “shall not be infringed” to illegal for civilians to possess. I bet there was a lot of gun owners that thought the same as Dick Metcalf on the other side of the table when each of those laws were penned.

How about a more recent example of a reasonable discussion? Anyone remember Colorado and the dialogue that happened there? That is what happens when we open the door for reasonableness. If you don’t remember how it went just picture a one sided conversation with a senate majority leader telling his senators to ignore their constituents. Colorado is what happens when we have national dialogues and compromise. All the laws above came from compromise!

See? I told you I’m unreasonable. I don’t compromise. When it comes to my rights there is no compromise. Every time we have reasonable compromise we see another crack or a chip fall off of the foundation of our Second Amendment. Don’t be fooled into thinking we need to be reasonable. If you start thinking that way, come back to this post and read the middle part to remind yourself we have already compromised enough.

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Not really, but kinda. It is pretty well-known now that a lot of Bloomberg’s money had plenty to do with the recent happenings in Colorado. The citizens of Colorado are doing their best to send a message back to New York and to the rest of the politicians that chose Bloomberg over their constituents about exactly how much they appreciate it. This is probably no surprise that I am rather pleased to see Coloradoans take their state back, but there was a little reported on event in my home state of Ohio that occurred last week that gave me just as much pleasure.

On Friday August 31st New York’s Mayor decided to send some of his representatives to Columbus to possibly test the waters on how the Buckeye State was leaning on the gun issue. It is safe to say that the message was not well received. The Anti-gun rally quickly turned into a Pro-gun event when 50 gun-toting, freedom loving, citizens showed up to display Ohio’s displeasure about the Mayors Against Illegal Guns stance on stifling their rights. The attendance was obviously a good example of how Ohio feels about a New York politician meddling in Ohio’s affairs. The MAIG mustered somewhere around a “half-dozen” where the Pro-gun sides managed to roll in with…

About 50 guns-rights supporters were on hand, some with rifles over their shoulders and others with handguns in hip holsters.

Probably the best example was when the Anti-gun speaker was finished being drowned out by the pro-gun side Linda Walker of the Buckeye Firearms Foundation took over as the speaker and took the rally in a whole new direction than even Nanny Bloomberg could have expected. It is safe to say she was better accepted among the crowd.

The Buckeye Firearms Association has got quite the publicity lately with their donation to George Zimmerman and their assistance in the Colorado Recall Election. I think it is great that we have grassroots organizations like this out there helping fight for our rights. The big guys like the NRA, Second Amendment Foundation, and Gun Owners of America are great on a national scale but only small groups such as the BFA are going to be able to address intimate local issues that are over looked by the larger ones. Check and see if your state and local area has a group similar to the Buckeye Firearms Association and see what you can do to join up. If anything go join your local gun club, It may seem like a trivial act but the way local clubs can impact a community in a positive way is important in the fight for securing our right to keep and bear arms.

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Yesterday I briefly touched on the news that two Ricin laced letters were sent to Mayor Bloomberg and his pet anti-gun group MAIG. Today the rabbit hole gets a little deeper. The secret service just announced that they intercepted a letter headed to the President that was similar to the ones delivered to Bloomberg and the MAIG office.

It is safe to say that us gun owners and pro-Second Amendment supporters should be ready to once again have the burden of blame placed square on our shoulders for the acts of another lunatic. Don’t think that this will be used to once again to make a push for control because they need every bit of help they can muster. With the emotional sting of Newtown practically forgotten in America’s fast paced memory they need another boost. They have already told us that this isn’t the end. Biden is saying Senators who voted against the Manchin Toomney bill are coming around and Mark And Gabby, the gun control duo, have themselves a new foundation aimed at “responsible solutions.” This isn’t over, just wait and see.

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Ricin laced letters were sent last week to New York Mayor Bloomberg and another Anti-gun group he also funds. I truly hope that nobody from our side would attempt this type of idiocy.

The Anti-gun side thrives on tragedy and emotion. They must use all they can muster to tug at America’s heart-strings in hopes to change the minds of all the un-informed and make every gun owner in America responsible for the actions of one mad man. Well don’t bet it will take long for them to try to use something like this against us.

As the facts come in I will keep updating on the findings.

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Many of my frequent readers know that I live in Ohio and this hits a little too close to home for me. The despicable little tyrant Michael Bloomberg showed up at Kenyon college to deliver a commencement speech, but instead of congratulating the young adults and wishing them well in their journey into a floundering job market and extremely high underemployment rates, he decided to push his anti-gun campaign agenda for 15 minutes. Can we really blame him though? He is deeply invested in the disarmament of American citizens.

Bloomberg can mislead and misrepresent facts as much as he wants but the hard facts are in OUR favor. Don’t forget about the Bureau of Justice Statistics Study that destroys the anti-gun side. Gun crimes have been on the decline since 1993.

Were there any readers at the Commencement? If so, what were your thoughts? Was Bloomberg’s speech accepted and met with cheers of jubilation? Let me know in the comments section below or on the Facebook page or Shooters Legion.

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Michael Bloomberg and one of his pet projects have found a way to keep themselves relevent and that is showing spree or fame killers exactly where to go so they don’t meet any pesky resistance. Check out Moms Demand Action. If you have a spare 10 minutes throughout your day and want to get your blood pressure up make just read a few of the gems on their Facebook Timeline.

MDA decided it was a great idea to post up this little beauty:

Mass-Murder-Bingo

Pretty isn’t it? Now if I was looking for some soft targets where would I go? I can’t stop shaking my head at the thought of them thinking this is a good idea.

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