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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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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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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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One of the Facebook followers left a message on our wall I will quote it here.

Some people out there that I’ve noticed clam up when Piers Morgan asks them about how many gun murders are happening in the UK or various other places like that. I see a short struggle for the rise in gun violence in the UK, however I don’t think america really knows what violence is.
This includes rape, home invasion, robbery and various other methods of abuse.
So how is it that since 1992, A…merica has seen over a 50% reduction in violent crime not a good enough reason to keep and bear arms? Why is it that since the gun bans in the UK and Australia, the numbers keep rising more and more?
Why is it that none seems to care for those statistics. I would like to see this broken down a little better in the future discussions on tv.
First of all, Piers Morgan is an idiot. Think about it for a minute, you must have a real brass set to walk into another country and tell them that their inherent rights given to them by their founding documents are wrong then try to dictate to them what they need to be doing differently. As you have seen he has been on a quest at trying to find a pro-gun person that is less informed on the gun control issue than he is. So far he has had his ass handed to him by nearly every second and third-rate gun advocate out there. Morgan is doing it for ratings and nothing else, his show has been in trouble for a while and the only time his ratings go up is when people tune in to watch him get pounded in a debate by some hillbilly gun salesman. The reason the guests that Piers has on have such a hard time is because as soon as they start throwing the real numbers and facts out to contradict his bogus claims he talks over them or cuts them off with a question that is so outrageous they must answer it before answering his first question. It’s his show and he is good at dictating the way the conversation flows. Get on Youtube and watch some of the exchanges and you will see that as soon as numbers start to come out he talks over them.
Now lets look at real numbers and facts that never seem to get used enough. Let us start with defining violent crime. According to the most common violent crimes are aggravated assault, arson, assault and battery, domestic violence, hate crimes, homicide, manslaughter, mayhem, murder, terrorism and theft/larceny. Notice the last part, theft/larceny? We need to understand that not all countries have the same definition of violent crime.  After that we need to point out that many of the countries with the strictest gun control have the highest rates of violent crime. Australia and England, which have virtually banned gun ownership, have the highest rates of robbery, sexual assault, and assault with force of the top 17 industrialized countries in 2001 as told to us by a Dutch Ministry study.
Since Piers is where we started, let’s visit his motherland and see how they fare. Britain has the highest rate of violent crime in Europe, more so than the United States or even South Africa. They also have the second highest over all crime rate in the European Union. In 2008, Britain had a violent crime rate nearly five times higher than the United states (446 vs. 2034 pre 100,000 population). Those stats were posted by the UK daily mail on July 3, 2009 where they were citing a report from the European Commission and the United Nations. And here is a kicker–comparing crime rates between America and Britain is not apples to apples. In America, a gun crime is recorded as a gun crime. In Britain, a crime is only recorded when there is a conviction. All unsolved gun crimes in Britain are not reported as gun crimes, seriously undercounting the amount of gun crime there. And as icing on our cake The Daily Telegraph reported in April of 1996 British law enforcement has been exposed for falsifying criminal reports to create falsely lower crime figures to preserve their tourism. One thing that we can compare is 59% of the burglaries in Britain, with their awesome gun control laws, are “hot burglaries” which are burglaries committed while the home is occupied by the owner/renter. Now compare that to the U.S., with more lenient gun control laws, has a “hot burglary” rate of only 13%. Mr. Morgan’s gun free utopia isn’t really what he makes it out to be when we look at those numbers is it?
But where does the U.S. rank is Homicide? We have to be swimming in dead people with all us crazy ‘mericans and our scary guns everywhere right? Wrong. Between 1998 and 2000 the United States wasnt even in the top ten. Columbia, Jamaica, Russia, and Mexico were the top 4 respectively. It is rarely spoke of that the ATF told us 90% of all crimes committed in the United States do not involve firearms of any type, and less than 1% of all firearms will never even be used in the commission of a crime.
Another number I find astonishing is that guns prevent nearly 2.5 million crimes a year or 6,849 every day. Most times the gun is only presented and never actually fired. According to 550 rapes, 1,100 murders, and 5,200 other violent crimes are prevented every day.  If you think about it that number is probably actually higher than 2.5 million a year for the simple fact that those are the ones “reported.” For example, someone is walking down the street, a robber steps out from the shadows and says “give me all your money.” The citizen pulls out his pistol instead of his wallet and LOL’S at the robber instead. The robber runs away, no shots were fired, the threat is gone, and the encounter is finished quicker than it started. The chances of that person calling the police is extremely low.  Think about how many times a year that or similar situations happen and they all go unreported? My thought is that is you need to call the police for a few reasons, mainly to secure yourself as the victim first instead of the would have been robber calling the police reporting some guy just pulled a gun on him, and to make sure the account was recorded. Just another side note to go along with my example, only 0.01% of defensive uses of a gun result in the death of the aggressor.
Let us look a little closer shall we? How about our nation’s capital, with a gun ban and some of the strictest laws in the nation, it has to be nearly the safest place around right? Again, we are proven that gun control makes nobody safer by a report from the FBI in 1998.  Washington D.C. has essentially banned gun ownership since 1976 and has a murder rate of 56.9 per 100,000. Across the river in Arlington, Virginia, gun ownership is less restricted. There, the murder rate is just 1.6 per 100,000, less than three percent of the Washington, D.C. rate.
But civilians will more than likely shoot innocent bystanders so only professionals should have guns! Umm do you remember the shooting last year (2012) in New York?  Two cops managed to shoot 9 bystanders. Oddly enough about 11% of police shootings kill an innocent person as opposed to about 2% of shootings by citizens kill an innocent person. The odds of a defensive gun user killing an innocent is less than 1 in 26,000. According to Dartmouth you are 5 times more likely to die of the flu than be killed by a defensive gun user.
My favorite part of one of the Morgan videos I watched was one that he kept referring to children. Little does he know that the CDC did a report in 2006 showing 339 children (age 14 and under) died from gunfire in all of 2006. This includes homicides and accidents combined. Don’t think that I am trying to take away the meaning of children’s lives but your kid has more of a chance to commit suicide over being killed by gunfire. The National Institute of Mental Health says that in 2007 children from the ages of 10-14 had a suicide rate of .09 per 100,000.  If Morgan was so concerned about kids he would be trumpeting Facebook control and not gun control. And just to step outside the U.S. and take a look at what the United Nations said in 1998 that 1,917 children died each day just from malaria.

The last thing I want to point out is that the Columbine shooting happened in the height of the previous assault weapons ban. What would a new ban that is admittedly similar to the last do to prevent another from happening? The Columbine shooter together broke 20 laws to pull off their massacre. Would a 21st law have made a difference? Absolutely not. People who want to do these horrific acts will stop at nothing to carry out what they set out to do, and no law will stop a person willing to give their life for their unjust cause.

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I want to take a minute to outline the 10 bills proposed on thursday and see if there is actual improvements in any of them or if they’re all “feel good” laws.

First up with 4 bills is Representative Carolyn McCarthy a Democrat from New York. Her first proposal is H.R. 137 . This bill seems to be aimed expanding the NICS system to include all persons prohibited from purchasing firearms.  Her next bill H.R. 141  is aimed at closing the so-called “Gun show loophole.” Already 17 states regulate private firearm sales at gun shows. Seven states require background checks on all gun sales at gun shows: California, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Oregon, New York, Illinois and Colorado. Seeing that this law already exists where two shootings took place it wouldn’t make a difference. Her next attempt is H.R. 138, which bans the possession and sale of “high-capacity” magazines.  Again its just another feel good legislation based on fear of an inanimate object. Finally, her last attempt at gun control she offers H.R. 142. For some reason, this bill got my blood boiling over the rest of her suggestions. This bill attempts to restrict ammo sales to a face to face basis, require ammo dealers to be licensed, and require the reporting of bulk ammo purchases. Doing away with internet sales, along with requiring ammo dealers to essentially acquire an FFL, will drive the cost of ammo up higher than the latest panic buying frenzy.

Rep. Bobby Rush proposed H.R. 34. This bill would require the licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and a record system of sales for those firearms. The last part of this worries me  with it stating, “and for other purchases.”  What the hell does that mean? Does this essentially create a blacklist of people who own scary black rifles and begin to pave the way for an all out registration? Coming from a politician from Illinois I can’t say that I’m surprised.

Rep Rush Holt brings us H.R. 117 that would require mandatory licensing and registration of handguns. I don’t think this needs any commentary.

H.R. 21 is brought to us from Jim Morgan. This sounds great from the title,  “To provide greater safety in the use of firearms.” Who doesn’t love safety right? But lets see what the congressman says for himself:

Require background checks for every firearms purchase.

Background checks for firearm stores employees.

Prohibit individuals on the terror watch list from purchasing firearms.

Require gun owners to report to police when their guns are lost or stolen.

Establish minimum standards for concealed carry permits.

All of these suggestions can be deceiving. Take for instance, the individuals on the terror watch list portion. We all have heard stories of innocent people getting applied to a no-fly list with no way of getting off. If put on this list by accident, is there a way to get it corrected? Background checks for every firearm transfer? Does this mean private sales? What about intrastate sales? This would exceed the federal governments powers given by the Commerce Clause. Reporting the gun lost or stolen I see that as common sense. But establishing minimum standards for concealed permits is a violation of the 2nd amendment (this is a whole blog post on its own).

Sheila Jackson from texas introduced H.R. 65 to prevent children’s access to firearms. According to The Hill this would raise the age to carry a handgun from 18 to 21. So its ok to send 18 year olds into other countries with sidearms and rifles but not at home? Good call. I’m sorry Mrs. Jackson but (i am for real) 18 years of age in this country is the legal age of an adult and we need to start treating them as such. Younger men have died in battle protecting the freedoms you enjoy.

The next two proposals are from Republican congressmen. Steve Stockman with H.R. 35 : Restore safety to america’s schools which has one co-sponsor, Mr. Paul Brown. And finally from Thomas Massie comes H.R. 133 which seeks to repeal the Gun-free Zone Act of 1990 and all the amendments to that act.

So out of ten proposed new laws we see 8 feel good things that have not done anything to have any effect on preventing the shooting at Sandy Hook. And of those, 7 only look to capitalize on the opportunity that the nation is still healing and emotions are still high. Two on the other hand, seek to correct the problem of former feel good legislation that was passed, which essentially turned our schools into a shooting gallery for the wicked and deranged.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I also hope it shed light on the laws we aren’t hearing much about yet. If you have any questions or comments feel free to email or comment below. Also before I bring this to a close, please contact your representatives and let them know how you feel, it truly matters more than you think.

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