Posts Tagged ‘gun rights’

Georgia is moving in the right direction and not everyone is happy about it.  The “Safe Carry Protection Act” is now waiting on approval from Gov. Nathan Deal. Deal has an A rating from the NRA and it has been previously been reported that he stated he would sign any pro 2A bill that reaches his desk.

Of course all the standard outlets are shitting their pants in typical “blood of the streets” hysteria and one Anti-gun radio host went a little above and beyond with his misinformation filled rant. Mike Malloy who seems to think that the answer to curbing gun violence in the nation is …. well…. threatening more gun violence. Here is the rant…. (You can listen to it yourself over on the Guns Save Lives Blog)

[The] organization founded by Gabrielle Giffords…the former Arizona Congresswoman…who was critically wounded in a mass shooting in 2011, she calls it “the most extreme gun bill in America.” The NRA, which they’re behind this of course, they want guns everywhere….I would like to invite one of the NRA board members, and I’ll be armed, let’s just get this over with, OK? Come on down to Georgia and I’ll be packing heat and you be packing heat or whether you want to or not, I don’t give a damn, it’s up to you. And you come, meet me someplace, and all of sudden, see, we have stand your ground here, and all of a sudden I’m going to feel real…threatened by you! And I will shoot you! If I feel threatened. The law says I can. Ha ha ha ha ha, Ha ha ha ha ha!

Now anyone who knows anything that isn’t at all how a “Stand Your Ground law” works. It doesn’t matter if a state has a Stand Your Ground Law in effect or not you still have to prove your actions were reasonable and prudent by fulfilling the elements of Ability, Opportunity, and Jeopardy (If you have taken your concealed handgun class and have never head of AOJ before you should go get yourself in to a real class). People like Mr. Malloy think that if you keep repeating a lie eventually it will come true. If I remember correctly Albert Einstein described insanity as doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.

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Back at it again. Since 1995 there has been attempts to make the license to carry a firearm as universal as a drivers license. To me it makes sense. If we want to touch on real stopping power you all can argue which is best 9mm through 45 cal. but I will argue a 3000 pound minivan traveling 55 mph beats everything in a handgun caliber. Drivers licenses are nationally recognized and more people have died from the ability a drivers license give you than all those crazy concealed handgun licenses out there.

Again, to me it just makes sense. What are your thoughts? Let me know on the Facebook page and make sure you click like when you are there.

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If you have never heard of the Friends of the NRA you are missing out. Since it’s inception, The Friends of the NRA has had over 16,000 events, reached over 2.8 million attendees, and raised over $230 million through its wildly-successful fundraising program for The NRA. The money raised goes towards projects aimed at youth shooting programs, women’s programs, range services, education & training, hunter safety services, and The National Firearms Museum. A large part of the money will stay in the community it was raised in.

I am proud to say that I sit on the committee for Coshocton’s first ever Friends of the NRA banquet. All the counties surrounding Coshocton have their own committees and banquets to raise funds to help their county’s interests and now finally Coshocton  has their chance.

The Coshocton event will be held on April 4th and the doors will open at 5:00 pm. I can say that there will be no dull moments between the raffles, auction, and the amazing dinner that everyone is in for. Tickets are $30 and that includes your dinner. The raffles will consist of a coin game, a knife game, an ammo can game, and the standard Friends of the NRA WALL OF GUNS raffle. One other raffle that I am super excited about is called the Mystery Safe. Here is what is cool about this, the winner will receive a 45 gun safe worth well above $1000 dollars MSRP and inside that safe will be 2 guns. This is just an example of what kind of prizes you could walk away with.

The committee is also doing many pre-event raffles. We are raffling off 30 Glocks, a Ruger 1911, and various other raffles AS WELL AS A PRE-EVENT MYSTERY SAFE!!! That’s right we aren’t just giving away one safe with two guns we are giving 2. Only 50 tickets on the pre sale will be sold so if you are interested you need to move quickly. You can message me or contact the committee chairman HERE.

Of course I will be at the event making the rounds so if you would like to meet me in person this will be a perfect chance and you will be helping out a great cause! Again if you have any questions please feel free to contact me or the committee chairman HERE. You can also buy your dinner tickets online and as an incentive to buy your tickets early there is a free raffle for one of two handguns called the Early Bird Raffle for the first 200 dinner tickets sold. All you have to do is buy your ticket sooner than later.

Please share this with your friends and family. We would love to make the first ever Coshocton Friends of the NRA banquet a successful one so please help me get the word out. I would love to see everyone there and meet some of my readers from the Ohio area so jump on and get your ticket. Maybe if we get a good group we can even head out for a sit down and a beer afterwards. I hope to see you there!

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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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I know it has been over a week now since I have brought any new material to all of you. After the LAX shooting I was discouraged and to be honest I feel a little ashamed. I feel like I let my readers down but let me explain myself.

Here we are again defending the actions of one crazy lunatic that has nothing in common with 99.99% of all gun owners. The media has been having wet dreams over this day since Sandy Hook. The earlier shooting (Naval Yard) didn’t fit their narrative; African-American, Prius driver, Obama supporter, and used a shotgun (at the advice of our VP I’m sure) so it wasn’t much to talk about or lean politically on.

Here is a quote from Mediaite

NBC News reporter Pete Williams identified the suspect in Friday’s LAX shooting as 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia who, according to authorities, had literature on him that suggests “strong anti-government views.”

Strong anti-government views…. This is what the media has prayed for long before Sandy Hook. This is their fluffy white unicorn. I am shocked at the lack of media attention so far which leads me to believe that something’s off. I’m not hinting at a conspiracy theory or false flag incident but the details surrounding the incident are still not any further than the day of the incident except the shooter has been upgraded to fair condition.

I found myself at my day job hearing about the shooting and literally had a PTSD flashback moment of all the articles I have written over the last year defending our rights, debunking the myth that nobody needs “high capacity magazines”, and trying to point out that all these shootings are happening in strangely similar places (gun free zones). I was frustrated and demoralized. The thing that snapped me out of it was sort of funny and made me realize that the facts are on our side and the people who oppose our views are still running on nothing but fear and emotion.

Friday night, I met up with my family and family friends that had made their way down from Canada for dinner. By the end of the night one of them just couldn’t take it any more and had to ask, “What’s with the gun?” A back and forth discussion ensued where I was accused of being small-minded and looking for trouble.

“Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home?” I asked.

“Well of course.” he replied.

“Sounds like you are looking for a fire…”

*Brief silence* “In Canada we do things the old-fashioned way” *he rolls his sleeves up and puts up his fists.

“That’s all well and good by me, but my problem is when the 90 pound woman is on the receiving end of a 240 pound man.”

Then what he said next proved to me that his theory was the small-minded stance that was filled with  all emotion and not thought out. He said, “She shouldn’t have put herself in that situation.”

My response came quick and the discussion ended as soon as I ended my sentence, “Most rape victims don’t get that choice.”

This whole discussion is what made me realize that we have to keep going. We have been fighting the same fights long before Sandy Hook and we will always be constantly in a battle. There will always be crazy people among our societies (2% in fact) and the crazy people are going to do crazy things. We can’t be held responsible for these crazy people, especially from the pundits who continue to misuse facts and mislead the general public. So I’m back. Sorry I fell off the wagon and let the team down.

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…or for the people who don’t vote the right way on gun control issues.

It seems the D.C. police chief once again was willing to turn a blind eye on possessing restricted items in our nations capital. The first instance came when David Gregory showed up on set with a 30 round box magazine. The most recent instance involves a rather well known anti-gun senator. Senator Diane Feinstein held a high profile press conference at the beginning of the year and somehow managed to get a wall full of firearms that were restricted inside the city. How did she manage to do this you ask? After a Freedom of Information Act request was filled it turns out that that Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is willing to allow the rules to be bent and even managed to provide a few extra scary items to help give the presser a little more flare.

Not only did the Metro Police help with acquiring the props, they tried to cover it up all while refusing Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham to bring rifles to a Senate Committee hearing regarding the same proposed legislation that Feinstein was pushing in the press conference.

Ironically enough Senator Feinstein was actively pushing for more and stricter laws while completely ignoring the ones in place. Once again laws are only for the people who obey them and those people aren’t criminals or anti-gun politicians.

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