Legislative Shoot-out Expected in the U.S. SenateWithin the next 72 hours, gun owners should expect votes in the U.S. Senate on:* Outlawing ATF bullet bans
* Concealed Carry Reciprocity
* Prohibiting Senate anti-gun amendments.We expect more gun-related showdowns in the next 72 hours than in the next 9 months combined. At least 5 gun-related amendments are expected on the Budget Resolution — a once-a-year vehicle that gives senators an opportunity to get hundreds of votes on any issue they choose.
And at least five senators have chosen to get votes on guns.
We have already told you about the Crapo amendment to shut down Operation Choke Point — which has been used by Eric Holder to try to financially strangle the gun industry.
But there are other amendments as well:
* An amendment by Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and David Vitter (R-LA) to prohibit ATF from banning bullets — in the way it tried to do with AR-15 ammunition;
* Another amendment by Senator Inhofe to block any and all funding for the implementation of the UN Arms Trade Treaty;
* An amendment by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) to prohibit any more anti-gun amendments in the Senate — be they semi-auto bans, magazine bans, universal gun registries, etc. — unless anti-gunners get more Senate votes than they will ever conceivably be able to achieve;
* And there is an amendment to prohibit the ATF from copying 4473′s and using them to compile a national gun registry; and another one to push national concealed carry reciprocity — in a way that allows residents of “constitutional carry” states to carry without asking “May I?” from the government first.
It is critically important that you chime in with respect to all of these amendments.
One final point: If you read the amendments, they are filled with “budgety” language about “reserve funds,” and so forth. But the important thing to know is that this is an exercise in freezing in pro-gun votes. We killed UN Arms Trade Treaty with a budget amendment like these. And, once we freeze in our headcounts, we can stick these same amendments onto the non-filibusterable reconciliation bill — or on the appropriations bills when they begin to move in a couple of months.
But if you hate bullet bans — or if you like national concealed carry reciprocity — or if you want to permanently preclude anti-gun amendments in the Senate — now is the time to make your voice heard.
By: Kevin Derby – March 9, 2015
Over the last five years, as Sunshine State News covered Florida politics, among the biggest stories was the emergence of U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla. Yoho has become one of the leaders of the tea party across the nation.
While he is best known nationally for making waves in Washington, standing up to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Yoho pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Florida political history in August 2012 when he ousted U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns in the Republican primary. Read more at: sunshinestatenews.com.
Yes, amazingly this is still an issue-
ALERT! Carrying Firearms During Mandatory Evacuation
FROM: Marion P. Hammer, USF Executive Director, NRA Past President
SB-290, Firearms/Emergency Evacuation by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Community Affairs Committee on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 1:00PM.
SB-290 is a bill to protect citizens from being disarmed and charged with a crime for carrying a weapon or firearm during a mandatory evacuation ordered by the Governor or local government during a declared state of emergency.
WHY DO WE NEED SB-290?
When you’re ordered under a mandatory evacuation to take your family, pets and important documents and leave your home and other belongings behind, you should be not be deprived of the ability to protect yourself and your family. You should not be denied the right to take your firearms with you rather than leave them behind for looters. This bill is especially important for law-abiding people in a state that is prone to evacuations due to hurricanes. This bill is about your safety and the safety of your family. Read the bill here: SB-290 Emergency Evacuation
Please EMAIL Committee members IMMEDIATELY and ask them to SUPPORT SB-290
IN THE SUBJECT LINE PUT: SUPPORT SB-290 on the Community Affairs Agenda Wednesday
(To send your message to all just Block and Copy All email addresses into the “Send To” box)
Committee members need to hear from you. Please email Committee Members today.
January 29, 2015 by Alan Berkelhammer
Filed under 2nd Amendment, Constitution, Educational, Executive Branch, First Amendment, Hot Topics, Immigration, Legislative Branch, National Info, Tea Party, Unions
TRUE THE VOTE THIS WEEK…
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Long Island Woman Receives $1.12 Million For False Prosecution
A Long Island federal jury rewarded Nancy Genovese, 58, a mother of three, $1.12 million in compensatory damages after being arrested in 2009 for attempting to photograph a helicopter at a Air National Guard base in the Hamptons. Genovese intended to use the photo on a “Support the Troops” website; she was arrested for trespass and insulted as a “Teabagger.”
From The New York Post:
Southhampton cops searched her and found a legally owned rifle that she was transporting from a nearby rifle range. She contends a deputy sheriff arrived on the scene later and said to her, “I bet you are one of those Tea Party people.” When Genovese said she’s gone to Tea Party rallies, he allegedly said, “You’re a real right-winger, aren’t you?” and “You are a ‘Teabagger’” and then added that she’d be arrested for terrorism to make an example of other “right wingers.”
Read more at breitbart.com.
Note: There are issues on the forefront right now that may be much more significant to most people than this story: the CROmnibus, ISIS and President Obama’s lawless Executive Amnesty to name a few, but not to worry, I’ll be back at them soon – Just taking a few days away from them trying to calm down a little – ADB.
Today is Pearl Harbor Day
At long last, the conventional wisdom about the 2014 midterms is here: It’s an election about nothing.
Nov 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
The Washington Post may have been first in declaring the coming midterms “kind of—and apologies to Seinfeld here—an election about nothing.” But the Daily Beast chimed in: “America seems resigned to a Seinfeld election in 2014—a campaign about nothing.” And New York magazine noted (and embraced) the cliché: The midterm election “has managed to earn a nickname from the political press: the ‘Seinfeld Election,’ an election about nothing.”
Soon enough this description was popping up everywhere—the New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg, Politico, and many others. The 2014 Midterms, the Seinfeld Election.
Others posited something even worse. “The 2014 campaign has been the most boring and uncreative campaign I can remember,” wrote New York Times columnist David Brooks. That wasn’t harsh enough for Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post, who went further. The election isn’t just “boring,” he wrote, “it’s vapid and inconsequential.”
The big television networks seem to agree. The signature newscasts of ABC, NBC, and CBS have barely found the upcoming elections worthy of notice. According to the Media Research Center, ABC’s World News Tonight didn’t run a single story about the midterms between September 1 and October 20. Over that same seven-week period, NBC and CBS evening newscasts ran just 11 and 14 stories, respectively. (It probably goes without saying that the networks found the prospective Democratic triumph in the 2006 midterms much more compelling. Over the same time period that year, NBC ran 65 stories about the midterms, CBS ran 58, and ABC ran 36.)
We have a different view.
Not only is this election not about nothing, it is being fought over exactly the kinds of things that ought to determine our elections.
It’s about the size and scope of government. It’s about the rule of law. It’s about the security of the citizenry. It’s about competence. It’s about integrity. It’s about honor [Bold type, mine].
Read more at WeeklyStandard.com.
Yet again a very disturbing trend by a very successful company who is now turning it’s back on the principles and rights that allowed it to prosper and grow. The company, Square, is a credit card merchant business that has revolutionized and made it less expensive for businesses to complete credit card transactions over their smart phones. It has truly made credit card purchases possible almost anywhere.
But last summer, around the same time the U.S. Department of Justice’s Operation Choke Point began pressuring banks to drop customers who buy or sell firearms, tobacco and other goods considered “not acceptable” by the Obama administration, Square quietly changed its terms of agreement.
Click link for the rest of the article from The Daily Signal-
Luckily there are now a few other companies offering the same type of technology.
No doubt this will probably make it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court but bit by bit gun ban activists continue to lose.
From Bizpac Review-
A federal judge ruled Saturday that the nation’s capital’s ban on carrying guns outside the home is unconstitutional, dealing a serious blow to the gun grabbing crowd.
In a landmark decision, Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in Palmer v. District of Columbia, “there is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny,” Fox News reported.
Conservative author and commentator Dinesh D’souza has a new film, AMERICA Imagine the World Without Her, opening nationwide on July 2nd. D’Souza is best known for his blockbuster documentary, 2016: Obama’s America which premiered in 2012. AMERICA will be showing in Gainesville at Regal Cinemas 14 in Butler Plaza.
Scroll down to watch the trailers.
Click HERE to go to the America the movie website for more info and theaters nationwide.
We don’t need no stinking Second Amendment!
After being burned by his nomination of Debo Adegbile to head up the civil rights division at the Department of Justice, President Obama has jumped right back into the fray with another radical nominee, this time for Surgeon General.
But what makes Vivek Hallegere Murthy such a controversial choice for the post is not what you might expect. It’s not that he is a champion of late-term abortions (though he probably is) or believes in fully government-subsidized sex reassignment surgeries (though he probably does).
The problem with Murthy, rather, is his position on guns. Namely, he thinks one of the questions doctors should ask patients during a routine medical history is whether the person has any guns in his home. Read more at: libertyunyielding.com.
So last night the President stated “Citizenship means standing up for the lives that gun violence steals from us each day.”
For the millions of Naturalized Citizens like myself, Citizenship gives me the right to own a firearm and SHOOT the low life criminal who intends harm on me or my family. PERIOD.
If you are able to attend or know someone in the Tally area, plan to attend the 2nd Amendment Preservation Rally Tuesday Jan 7th at the State Capital. There are 12 dynamite speakers. Sheriff Mack, CSPOA, and Erich Pratt, Gun Owners of America are the keynotes, and we just added Billy Vaughn, father of Navy Seal Aaron Vaughn and several other exciting speakers. Check out the complete cadre of speakers at http://
December 14th is the first anniversary of the Newtown mass murder perpetrated by a crazy person. This is the email the White House sent to honor the loss of twenty six innocent people. Please scroll to the bottom of this post to see a more appropriate photo.