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After Jan 1st Connecticut residents who own standard capacity magazines and certain firearms that the state has determined to be considered “assault weapons” are going to be considered felons if they haven’t registered these extra scary items with the state.

This is a fine example of what we get when states pass feel good laws based on emotions. What all is required to be presented in order to register?

The application requires information such as the individual’s name, address, telephone number, motor vehicle operator’s license, sex, height, weight and thumbprint, as well as information about the weapon, including the serial number, model and any unique markings.

The large-capacity magazine declaration form includes much of the same information, including the applicant’s address and driver’s license number.

Of course there is a challenge to the new law but unfortunately has not made it up for a decision soon enough so residents are being encouraged to comply and hope that the law gets reversed.

I am certain that all the bad guys are in those lines ready to register their arms so this new law is gong to ensure everyone’s safety. Right? *crickets* *crickets*

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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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You will not turn your TV on and hear about this. You are going to rely on folks like myself to step in and do the work of the media. The Justice department came out with a study that dispels every myth that the Barry Hussein Administration has rammed down the public’s throat since the Aurora Theater shooting.  Why isn’t this plastered all over my Facebook wall? When George Jones died I didn’t realize I had so many country fans on my friend list!

Let’s cover some of the statistics that are the most damning to the others side argument. Here is a snippet from the Bureau of Justice Statistics Report showing their highlights….

Taken right from the BJS Report.

Taken right from the BJS Report.

Nonfatal firearm crimes declined 69%, from 1.5 million victimizations in 1993 to 467,300 victimizations in 2011. That’s odd? According the media it is the wild west out there since the sunset of the Clinton Assault Weapon Ban in 2004.

In 2004, among state prison inmates who possessed a gun at the time of offense, less than 2% bought their firearm at a flea market or gun show and 40% obtained their firearm from an illegal source. Didn’t we just have to fight tooth and nail trying to explain that there is no such thing as a gun show loophole? So the BJS is saying that even if the anti’s would have passed the Background Check law it would have had only a less than one percent effect on crimes committed with a firearm? I think I was the one screaming that every bill introduced to the Senate was total trash and would do nothing in regards to stopping another Newtown.

Between ’93 and ’11, the murder rate in schools dropped by almost a third; from 29 to 20. Remember, it is for the children.

I could go on and on with this report debunking the anti-gun fairy tales that the left has blown up the ass of the general Joe Public. Make sure you share this one Facebook and get your uninformed friends to read this so they can see why we are right and the other side is wrong. The facts are always on our side which is why the gun grabbers cannot stand up and have an open debate without having to fly grieving parents to Washington to use as props.

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We keep hearing how the victory in the senate was such a great achievement but do we really know why? Have you thought about why this is that defining moment? I have a few thoughts I want to get out there and see if you agree.

Gun ownership in the last 5 years has skyrocketed, so much so that the FBI is claiming that every minute that Barack Hussein Obama has been in office there has been 32 guns purchased. That is a mind-blowing fact. Since February of 2009 there has been 70,291,049 NICS checks performed. Let’s look at this another way. How many people just in this year alone have gone out and purchased their first gun? Why do you think we are seeing an ammo shortage? Our market is being flooded by people who are picking up their first gun and making sure they grab themselves a box of ammo to go along with it. Add that to the guys who are like me and actually shoot 1 to 2 times a week regularly and it’s no wonder we are seeing a drought.

Let us move back to why this is a huge win. The gun grabbers know that every day that passes by there is more people investing into the Second Amendment. Like we said earlier, 32 gun purchases a minute and many are first-timers. Those first time buyers are now fully invested both emotionally and monetarily. Before it was no skin off their ass if there was a ban on a specific firearm since they didn’t own any. But now they are part of our group and they know that the smallest insignificant infringement on our rights is entirely too much.

We are no longer the silent majority, we are everyday becoming the overwhelming majority and the anti’s know that. This was their defining moment and they may never have another chance like this again. They had the perfect chance with the emotional tide, media, and the number of seats all in their favor. They went all in and demagoguery failed while constitutional rights prevailed. That my friends is why it was a defining moment.

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It is a good day to be a gun owner. Today was a major battle in the war against our rights and through the smoke and fire we still stand tall. We gave them the vote they wanted…. no, begged for, and they couldn’t get everyone in their party on board the civilian disarmament train. As expected the closest vote of the day for gun-control came from the Machin-Toomey amendment.  It was close but missed the mark by 6 votes. Even closer yet was the amendment for National Reciprocity only missing the majority by 3.

There were a few highlight moments I wanted to touch on that I am certain will entertain everyone else as much as it did me. The Feinstein Assault Weapon Ban failed MISERABLY. But here is the kicker, 40 Senators still voted for it. Make sure you click the link there and see how yours voted. I am a little pissed to tell all my Ohio readers that Brown voted along side the Wicked Witch from the West to ensure that our right to keep and bear arms was limited. I hope you join me in writing him and informing him he made a horrible mistake and making sure he is voted out of office the next time he is on the hot seat. I will have more on Brown later because after looking at all the votes today he voted against his constituents every time.

Another highlight was watching Barack Hussein Obama get severely butt hurt on camera over not getting his way. Of course he had to climb up on that soap box and wave the bloody shirt of some innocent victims. He called it a “sad day for Washington” and also said the administration would do “everything it can without Congress to protect Americans.” As you can see in the video he literally looked like a child throwing a tantrum and I am certain he didn’t score himself any points with the American people for his cause.

Speaking of the American people and Barry. He mentioned that 90% of Americans want more gun-control. That is a bit of a stretch based on the Gallup poll done recently saying only 4% feel it is the most important problem facing America today.

Again this is a major battle and we need to be proud of ourselves for doing all we did to help win it. Every letter, email, fax, and phone call is what made today happen. Keep in mind this isn’t the last of our fight. There will always be another tragedy, another shooting, and another crazy so we must stay vigilant and when it comes time to step into that ballot box we need to keep our rights in mind.

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It just keeps getting better and better. Once I think the anti-gun side has exhausted all their avenues of political gain by exploiting twenty dead children they manage to pull another bullet ridden rabbit out of their hat. The president and the White house is pulling out all the stops and taking no prisoners by flying a small number of family members back to Washington with him aboard his personal jet… er…. I mean Air Force One. From the article I linked to above:

The White House says Obama is going to argue in his speech that lawmakers have an obligation to the children killed and other victims of gun violence to act on his proposals.

Remember it’s all about the children. I do slightly agree, we have an obligation to the children in a way of preventing this from ever happening again, but none of his proposals will prevent a massacre like this from happening. I will say it again – not one of the President’s proposals. Connecticut already had an Assault Weapons ban in place when the Sandy Hook incident took place and have since doubled down on it, but not one person is safer because of it.

Being that this week is a make it or break it week with respect to gun control I suppose it is no surprise that we are going to see some serious exploitation going on. The Politico brings out the week’s playbook for the “Obama, Biden, and Michelle anti-gun road show”.

Obama’s appearance in Hartford will be his third speech in as many weeks, calling on Congress to adopt universal background checks. Obama has met  repeatedly with the parents and family members of the 26 victims of the Newtown  massacre and others who have lost family to shootings.

Biden and first lady Michelle Obama will also hold events on gun control  throughout the week.

Biden will host his own gun control event with local law enforcement  officials Tuesday at the White House and is scheduled to appear on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss guns Thursday morning.

And Michelle Obama will be in Chicago on Wednesday to speak about gun  violence.

So what do they want? Well, what they want and what they are going for are two different things. The issue they are aiming for “compromise” on is universal back ground checks and the senate is their only real hope so far. The Politico breaks it down in a great article. Basically if they can’t get what they want they intend to paint any pro-gun politician as an obstructionist and a child killer. A quote from a top democratic aide,

Plan A is if there’s no deal, and we have status quo, we move forward with the  bill that we have and let the chips fall where they may. Democrats would then paint Republicans as obstructionist and say they are  afraid to debate the issue. By Monday, we should know which direction we’re  heading in.

Maybe I added the child killer part?

With all the political winds blowing in every direction, the consumers keep buying in order to keep ahead of any possible federal overreach that may occur. Ammo manufacturers are pumping out ammunition as fast as they can to meet demand. Hornady had changed their FAQ page on their website to help with some of the confusion people may have when it comes to our current situation.

Speaking of Hornady, have you emailed your reps lately? Hornady has added a Protect Your Rights page to their website to help you contact everyone that represents you from the President all the way down to state legislators. Use it often.

In closing I just want everyone to be reminded we are still in a battle for our rights and we need to stay vigilant and up to date on the issues at hand. No new gun control laws should be passed on our watch. Universal background checks wouldn’t have stopped the horrible crimes committed at Sandy Hook. A Universal background check would do nothing to prevent someone from stealing gun from a person they just murdered. If we want to make a difference we need enforce the thousands of gun laws already on the books. Would one more gun law make a difference to a deranged spree killer walking into a movie theater? No, and if a delusional politician wants to try to convince you otherwise by waiving the bloody shirts of murdered children, while they dance on the graves of victims, remind them of the gun free utopia of Chicago and have them explain how gun control there has worked.

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When you look at news surrounding gun rights this week it would appear we have really taken a swift kick to the balls, and that is partly right. Connecticut signed in to effect a horrible set of laws that go as far as requiring residents to apply for eligibility just to buy ammo. Following the “Constitution State’s” lead Maryland also went buck nutty and put in place an Assault weapon ban while also capping mag limits at 10 rounds. Couple the loss of freedoms in those states along with the United Nations passing an Arms Trade Treaty the week has been kinda gloomy.

Not all is lost though. I’m not all about doom and gloom today. We need to look at our two lost states in another way. Connecticut already had an Assault weapons ban prior to the Sandy Hook tragedy that is often overlooked by the mainstream news. (Big Surprise) Also we need to point out that if you look up the Brady campaign rankings of states with the “strongest” laws Connecticut was 5th and Maryland was 7th over all in 2011. We never really lost ground folks, these states have been this way for a while but the giant media spot light wasnt pointed at them while they wave flags made of bloody shirts of innocent school kids. Moving on to the U.N. Arms Treaty, the President said he will sign it but the Senate has already said they won’t even consider it. A senator from Kansas has a resolution out there in the senate with 34 backers right now saying that the senate will not ratify any Arms Treaty even if it is signed by the president.

Let’s looks at this from a different perspective now. The sub-title for a Wall street journal article says “Since Newtown Massacre, More States Ease Regulations Than Bolster Them.” Sounds a little more up lifting right? Looking deeper we see Arkansas is now allowing teachers and staff to carry on campuses. You can see in this graphic that 9 other states along with Arkansas have opted to weaken gun control and put freedom back into their state. One thing about the graphic is a couple of the laws that they say strengthen gun control is a bit of a stretch. Take the new law from Wyoming for instance, it states that it “Would allow a judge to carry a weapon in his courtroom and prohibit someone else from carrying a weapon in his or her courtroom.” I don’t call that strengthening gun control but it is their neat little map so they can do what they want, right?

We need to keep contacting our reps and stay vigilant. The mainstream media has their winners and losers already picked and it is obvious who they are rooting for so don’t let them get you down. Stay strong and keep your head up. This is the other sides last stand, they know that this is their opportunity and it is obvious. Click over to CNN and you can see that they have now turned all their programming into a 24/7 anti gun marathon. They are getting desperate. They are claiming victories in states that have already been wildly anti-gun for over 2 years. They are trying to create false momentum for themselves and we wont let it happen. Again stay strong and contact your representatives.

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