Miscellany …….

The looooooonnnnngggg arm of the law..The Feds…

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Gun control works..

For Government it does..

Leading to their standing as the worlds number one killers..

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So then drive the ones whom work out..and are self sufficient..

Leaving you with whom?

The parasitic DemocRATS…Whom you will support how?

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So who really runs Common Core?

And do you really think it is for the children?

If you have not figured it out yet..

Your screwed..

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Mob tyranny…

Buy more bullets….

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They do not want you to think..

They want you to conform..

Anything else..Apparently buys you a mental illness label..

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World War III Is Imminent

A very clear picture is emerging over the crisis in Ukraine. Each side has taken on definitive moves in order to bring its military forces into the coming conflict. In short, each side is mobilizing for war. The world may have as little as 30 to 60 days of relative peace left before all hell breaks loose. The world is familiar on how the Russian military has postured its forces to take over Ukraine and begin the process of a Putin economic war against the West once Ukraine is secured. The US and NATO are responding in kind and by this summer, NATO will be ready to challenge the Russians

 

How the FBI Goes After Activists

Tom Burke was driving through a sleepy part of Grand Rapids, Michigan—an empty neighborhood full of abandoned warehouses—when he first noticed the vehicle tailing him. “I was like, Why is this car turning left whenever I turn left?” he recalled. “I figured out I was being followed.”

Navy SEAL Shot: Warned Americans Days Ago On Judge Jeanine Show

Ex-Navy SEAL Christopher Mark Heben was shot Friday night in Bath Township, Ohio, days after warning Americans on the Judge Jeanine Show about how easy it would be to take down the US power grid as shared in the 2nd video below. Christopher had been working upon a new project called The Patriot Project. Was this another attempted hit upon Patriotic Veterans? Mysteriously, though police said Heben was treated at a local hospital, the hospital had no record of him being there. 1st video below is a full video report of the shooting incident

 

Obama Is Making Money On Privatized Prisons and Slave Labor

Since the advent of privatized prisons in 1984, America has witnessed the passage of laws that require zero tolerance and mandatory sentencing, without regard for any extenuating circumstances. These two factors walk hand in hand as the increasingly privatized American justice system is designed to produce as many prisoners as possible. Our prison system is experiencing a much larger percentage of work by prisoners, thus creating profits for Wall Street which in turn motivate the incarceration of more people for longer periods of time. Privatized prison corporate investors make happy campaign contributors. Therefore, you can bet that the proverbial poop rolls down hill to the cops and the push is on to incarcerate more and more. Some argue that is fine and we should lock all the bad guys up. However, when one of the fastest growing segments of our prison population are children, we all need to sit up take notice and take action, especially when the President of the United States is profiting from the corruption

 

Time to Repeal Gun-Free Zones!

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Time to Repeal Gun-Free Zones!

“It really doesn’t matter, when somebody shows up at a place, why they’re trying to kill people,” Erich Pratt, the group’s director of communications, told MSNBC. “The important thing is that people be able to protect themselves.”


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Yesterday’s tragic shooting at Ft. Hood raises the question once again: How many more lives must perish before Congress repeals the ban on service members carrying guns?

We now know that Ivan Lopez, an Iraq War veteran, brought a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun onto Ft. Hood yesterday and killed three other people, before killing himself.

Fox News reports that the rampage ended when a female MP drew her weapon, causing Lopez to take his own life.

It was previous base shootings like this one that prompted Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) to introduce H.R. 3199 last year, a bill to repeal the ban on carrying firearms on military bases.

 Click here to send a message to your Representative and insist that he cosponsor H.R. 3199!

Rep. Stockman blasted the glaring double-standard that keeps our servicemen disarmed.

“Why are civilians at a restaurant allowed to defend themselves but soldiers trained in firearms aren’t?” Stockman asked.  “Why can’t we extend common sense gun laws like open carry to our soldiers?”

Ret. Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford — who survived the 2009 Ft. Hood shooting, despite being shot 7 times by Nidal Hasan — shocked an MSNBC host today when he said “I think more guns” is the answer.  

“Had it been where other service members [had] guns or weapons on them at that time,” Sgt. Lunsford said, “I don’t think [Lopez] would have reacted the way that he was reacting.”

It is imperative that gun owners urge their Representatives to cosponsor H.R. 3199.  Every time we repeal another gun-free zone, we take away another killing zone that the Left can use to clamor for gun control.

  Click here to send a message to your Representative and insist that he cosponsor H.R. 3199!

To be sure, the political Left has spent the entire day trying to exploit this tragedy in hopes of resurrecting calls for gun control.

Should we ban those on anxiety meds?  How about servicemen with PTSD?  What about just anyone who is seeking psychiatric counseling?

These are the questions that MSNBC hosts have raised today.  But over and over again, even their own liberal guests continue to shoot down the idea that society can accurately predict which non-violent individuals are likely to commit violence in the future:

* Former FBI agent and criminal profiler, Clint Van Zandt:  “There is no real litmus test for who’s going to commit violence.”

* NBC reporter Jim Miklaszewski:  “[Psychologists] saw no sign of likely violence or suicidal tendencies from [Ivan] Lopez.”

* Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil, a NYU professor:  “PTSD by itself, it doesn’t make people violent.”

So even though gun grabbers are trying to use tragedies like this to expand gun laws — making them even more draconian — the dirty little secret among the “intelligencia” is that background checks are doomed to fail:

* Remember Adam Lanza at Newtown, Connecticut?  He stole his firearms from his mother, whom he murdered.

* Or how about the Clackamas Mall shooter?  He stole his AR-15, just as Lanza (one week later) would steal his firearms.

* Then there was the James Holmes at the Aurora theater in Colorado.  He passed two background checks.

* Or how about Jared Loughner in Tucson, Arizona?  He passed a background check.

No wonder that America’s police officers, by a 2-to-1 margin, support concealed carry as the answer to large scale shootings — as compared to expanding mental health checks for gun buyers.  (See page 6.)

“Saving lives by allowing trained soldiers to carry firearms should be an easy fix,” said Rep. Stockman.  “No reasonable person can oppose that.”

ACTION:  Urge your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 3199, the Safe Military Bases Act; and thank those who already have.  By using the GOA Engage feature — and inputting your address — the appropriate message will be selected, based on whether your Rep. has cosponsored the bill.

REPS. TO THANK FOR ALREADY COSPONSORING H.R. 3199:

Rep Bentivolio, Kerry L. [MI-11]

Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1]

Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26]

Rep Farenthold, Blake [TX-27]

Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1]

Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4]

Rep LaMalfa, Doug [CA-1]

Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1]

Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22]

Rep Posey, Bill [FL-8]

Rep Stockman, Steve [chief sponsor]

Rep Stutzman, Marlin A. [IN-3]

Rep Weber, Randy K. Sr. [TX-14]

P.S. It’s time to put an end to the dangerous gun ban on military bases.  Click here to help GOA reach out to more gun owners so we can increase the pressure on politicians in Washington.

Miscellany……

Suppression of Free Speech?

Appears our Politicians are working on it!!
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Is information about you being collected?

Everywhere?

For everything?

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If your a ‘Patriot’.

Your a target for the loons on the left..

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In the United States declaring atheists terrorists..

Was cause squealing and such..

But in the Mooslim country..

That is just fine apparently..

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Discrimination?

War on Women?

Don’t be silly.

That only applies when the left wants it to apply..

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The ATF..

One illegal activity after another..

But that’s okay..
Cause they be a Gub’mint agency!!
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The RINOs trying to save their jobs.

By pushing amnesty…

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Feel safer?

Owning a gun?

Well since I do not see and Cops patrolling my neighborhood.

Or parked in my driveway..

Of course I feel safer..

Plus it is my Right!!

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A voice against Tyranny…

And the pointless UN..

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EPA test subjects..

Those with health issues and the elderly…

To push the Obama agenda…

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Hey vegans…

Us meat eaters are healthier..

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Growth…

Is good for the economy…

Well for some..

The anti’s might not agree..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Guns and freedom come together or they go together.

  1. School Superintendent Refuses to Stop Using Workbook Which Says the 2nd Amendment Requires Registration – 2014-03-26 00:38:12-04
    It’s outright dishonest to even suggest that the 2nd amendment to our constitution requires registration, but a superintendent at an Illinois is defending his decision to keep using the common core workbook which says just that. We reported on this story a few days ago after making sure the story was actually real.  The Springfield, Ill middle school got lots of flack from the gun community for using a curriculum which was designed to brainwash kids into thinking that gun registration is actually what the founding fathers wanted. After the above photo went viral the superintendent of the school is… Continue Reading…
  2. [VIDEO] Armed Home Depot Customer Uses Gun to Stop Stabbing of Loss Prevention Officer – 2014-03-26 10:46:02-04
    A Home Depot customer with a concealed weapons permit was able to stop a Home Depot loss prevention officer from getting stabbed with a drug needle.  The incident took plate at a Roseville, MI Home Depot parking lot. It’s ironic how the loss prevention officer was outmatched by the drug-needle-carrying man, and it took an armed citizen to put a stop to the stabbing, potentially saving the security officer’s life. Joshua J. Silva, 26, has a history of addiction to heroin, but reportedly he was not on drugs at the time of the assault. The incident began in the Home… Continue Reading…
  3. Ridiculous: DC Judge Finds Man Guilty of Possessing Muzzleloader Bullets – 2014-03-26 22:42:44-04
    This is what happens when you have judges ruling on situations they do not understand or even try to understand.  Anti-gun equals complete ignorance for most judges and politicians. After a long and grueling trial Mark Witaschek was found guilty by the DC judge of “attempted possession of unlawful ammunition” for antique replica muzzleloader bullets.  Yes, you read that right. Witaschek was sentences to serve time, a $50 fine and he is being forced to enroll in DC’s firearm offenders’ registry. According to Emily Miller’s Washington Times article: Outside the courtroom, I asked Mr. Witaschek how he felt about the… Continue Reading…
  4. Anti-Gun California State Senator Charged with Selling Automatic Weapons to Mob in Gun Trafficking Indictment – 2014-03-27 12:56:03-04
    When one of the most outspoken anti-gun proponents gets arrested for gun trafficking, it has to make you sit up and pay attention to what’s really going on in California.  California State Senator Leland Yee has been on the forefront of taking away 2nd amendment rights from Californians, but now it seems he has no problems in dealing with illegal guns to the mob. According to a 137 page affidavit which you can see below, Yee was allegedly lining up deals with a Muslim group in the Philippines in order to work out a trade in automatic weapons with an… Continue Reading…
  5. [VIDEO] Piers Morgan Uses His Last Minutes on Air to Push Gun Control – 2014-03-29 20:00:38-04
    It’s official.  Piers Morgan, one of the most ignorant, anti-gun proponents of all time is off the air.    As a last memo on his unpopular CNN show he took the time to insult gun owners and slam the US for even allowing guns in the hands of free citizens. Watch the video below and the Continue reading here…
  6. The New Georgia Gun Bill that Anti-Gunners Hate Will Do More to Stop Crime – 2014-03-31 13:43:34-04
    The governor of Georgia has a decision to make.    His state has passed a bill that provides gun owners with more constitutional rights to carry their guns in public places.  And while the anti-gun movement goes into complete hysteria over this bill, their reasons for being nervous are really not founded on common sense or Continue reading here…
  7. Oklahoma Woman Pleads for Help from Armed Neighbor Who Shoots and Kills Intruder – 2014-04-01 14:09:04-04
    Dana Lewis was approached by 3 men last Saturday night at her property in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  The three crooks forced the woman into her own house and demanded her valuable possessions and cash. But while the men were rummaging through her belongings, Lewis managed to escape and ran to her neighbor’s house for help.  Kyle Continue reading here…
  8. $7 Million Wasted on NY SAFE Act Gun Control Bill for Database so Far – 2014-04-01 15:50:03-04
    After the unconstitutional and extremely controversial gun control bill in NY was passed last year, over $27 million dollars was allocated for the creation of a database.  The so called “SAFE Act” required extra technology and a database to keep tabs on gun owners who are now being treated like common criminals. So far at Continue reading here…
  9. West Virginia Sheriff Refuses to Release Gun Permit Names to Newspaper – 2014-04-01 22:18:56-04
    A West Virginia Sheriff could be facing misdemeanor charges after he has refused to release the names of gun permit holders to 2 local newspaper companies.  Sheriff Patrick Butler has decided to defy the law after The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register filed a request for a list of names and information of concealed carry weapon Continue reading here…
  10. Brady Center Revokes Anti-Gun Award to Piers Morgan Because “handgun sales skyrocketed” – 2014-04-02 16:31:21-04
    Many have given the “Gun salesman of the year” award to President Obama, but Piers Morgan was definitely a close second.  And now even an anti-gun group is admitting that Piers Morgan is the very reason that gun sales have soared in the past couple years. The Brady Center to Prevent Handgun Violence has just Continue reading here…

Lawless Obama Shreds More Constitutional Protections for Steel Core 5.45×39 Ammo

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Lawless Obama Shreds More Constitutional Protections for Steel Core 5.45×39 Ammo

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America was already pretty close to reaching a Kenya-style Third World tinpot dictatorship.

First, it was the VA’s efforts to disarm law-abiding military veterans for supposedly being “mental defectives,” even though 18 U.S.C. 922(g) requires “adjudications” and there were none.

Then, it was the ATF’s actions to copy 4473′s and compile a gun registry, even though 18 U.S.C. 923(g) and other provisions of McClure-Volkmer prohibited that.

Then, it was Obama’s moves to illegally require reporting of multiple gun sales … and feed gun information into a national health database … and repeal federal privacy laws (HIPAA) … and try to ban the importation of shotguns.

All without any statutory authority whatsoever.

Now, within the last week, according to the Military Arms Channel Blog, the ATF may be on the verge of banning the importation of steel core 5.45×39 ammunition by regulatory fiat.

According to the website, the rumor stems from an importer who had filed a Form 6 to bring a shipment of 7N6 surplus ammo from Russia.  The form approval went well past 2 weeks, which is the normal time frame for a Form 6 to be approved by the ATF.

The importer emailed the ATF to find out what was going on, and received this email response back:  “A handgun has now been manufactured that chambers a 5.45×39 round.  That now makes steel core 5.45×39 armor piercing under our definition…”

This will not be the first time legal ammunition has been deemed by the ATF to have become mysteriously illegal because a new gun has been created. 

Nevertheless, this is certainly a strained and perverted reading of what “armor piercing ammunition” is — a definition which looks to the metallic content and/or the intended use of the ammunition — not to all possible uses.

A couple of points need to be made: 

(1) First, the heavily-abused “armor piercing ammunition” ban was yet another gun control measure slammed through by Senator Bob Dole with the acquiescence of certain “pro-gun groups.” 

(2) Second, if anyone wondered why we have fought for almost thirty years to oppose efforts to make the definition of “armor piercing ammunition” much broader, malleable, and subject to abuse, this recent ATF action is their answer.

We have defeated Obama’s efforts to rewrite this definition by statute.  But it is clear that, if the Obama administration can’t get Congress to pass an ammunition ban, it will ban ammunition on its own accord.

ATF will do what ATF will do — or not.

But it is time for Congress to use the “power of the purse” to stop these repeated exercises to turn both the Constitution and the laws into a roll of toilet paper.

ACTION:  Please Take Action and contact your representative.  Tell him to reject any ATF spending bill which does not defund ATF’s unlawful regulatory activities. 

 

Gun Owners Conclusively Believe that ATF is Illegally Compiling a Registration List

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Gun Owners Conclusively Believe that
ATF is Illegally Compiling a Registration List

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After conducting a nationwide poll last weekend — where more than 10,000 respondents took part — there is no doubt that American gun owners do not trust the agency that is empowered to enforce firearms law.

The overwhelming results showed that 98.1 percent of gun owners who responded to the unscientific survey believe that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is illegally compiling a registration list.

Gun Owners of America will be sharing these results with the Congress, and this comes at a very appropriate time — as the House of Representatives will soon be turning its attention both to ATF’s funding and to limits on its activities.

There are many anecdotal examples that would indicate that ATF is trying to compile a registry of gun owners, and GOA has previously reported on these here and here.

The recent ATF raid on Ares Armor has only heightened that distrust of the agency, as agents confiscated the company’s customer list.

People can listen to the interview that GOA’s Larry Pratt conducted with the owner of Ares Armor here.

And people can take the current GOA poll that is on the website — pertaining to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the question of limiting magazine capacity — by clicking here.

GOA provides additional detail regarding the Ares Armor story

GOA received some comment mail over last weekend in regard to how one could buy a lower receiver and legally turn it into a functioning firearm which has no serial number.

We would like to address this issue again, because some contested the lack of detail that we provided in our previous alert.  (Sadly, this can be a problem when trying to shorthand a technical issue in a political alert — where explaining technical milling operations is not the main focus of the alert.)

So to review, a person can legally purchase what is commonly known as an 80% lower receiver of an AR-15 which has no serial number, and after completing the machine work, can enjoy it for personal use.(1) This lower receiver — if it does not have the required holes drilled and cavities milled in specific locations — is NOT considered a “firearm” by the ATF.

To make it a functioning firearm, one must first drill several holes, mill out the frame where the trigger group fits and in some cases mill out the magwell.  Once they finish doing this, they have what ATF considers a firearm. Although to make it a functioning firearm, a person will need to buy all the parts to finish the lower receiver and add an upper receiver to complete the gun.

By the way, it is the milling and drilling operation that several of you felt we should have discussed.  We didn’t discuss it in the alert because this information was provided in some detail in the interview that GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt conducted with Ares Armor owner, Dimitri Karras.  (Again, this is the interview that ran this past Saturday and can be heard in the archives here.)

In that radio program, Karras lays out why the lower receivers that he sells are NOT firearms according to ATF’s own interpretations of the law, and how gun owners can complete the process themselves to manufacture a firearm that does not have a serial number.

Although one point on that: One of GOA’s Board of Directors, who is a licensed firearms dealer, reiterates that it is COMPLETELY LEGAL to manufacture your own firearm without a serial number.  However, he advises that considering the legal issues that gun owners could encounter, it might be advisable for a gun owner who manufactures his own gun to make up his own serial number and put it on the firearm.  Again, this is not legally required, but simply a preventative measure that could prevent many legal headaches in later having to defend yourself against officials who don’t understand the law.

And speaking of that, you should be sure to research this subject for yourself and be confident in what you are doing before embarking on such an operation.  One can read the ATF’s own statements, where they admit it is legal to manufacture a firearm (as long as one doesn’t sell or transfer it).  And you should consult appropriate videos or other materials that you trust, as a guide for performing the appropriate milling operations.

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(1) Federal law does not contain any provision which prohibits a person from manufacturing his own firearm for his own personal use.  Chapter 44 of Title 18 in federal law is the main firearms law, which regulates the sale, transfer, importation and assembly of firearms.  Given that there is NO penalty or prohibition on a person making his own firearm for his own personal use, even the ATF has concluded that this is legal.  The ATF says:  “For your information, per provisions of the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44, an unlicensed individual may make a ‘firearm’ as defined in the GCA for his own personal use, but not for sale or distribution.”  (While GOA believes that ATF is interpreting 18 U.S.C. 922(a) too narrowly, the point is that even they concede that manufacture for personal use is, in most cases, unregulated.)

 

Quotes LIEberal Gun Grabbers Hate…..

“But if someone has a gun and is trying to kill you … it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.”

- Dalai Lama

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
- G. K. Chesterton

” … the right to defend one’s home and one’s person when attacked has been guaranteed through the ages by common law.”
- Martin Luther King

“That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”

- George Orwell

“It’s better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.”

- Christian Slater

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GOCRA Update: The Bloomberg Bill

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GOCRA Update: The Bloomberg Bill

The short version:

This imported-from-New-York-City BLOOMBERG BILL is a solution in search of a problem. As introduced, it ran roughshod over civil rights. 

Since this bill isn’t going away — we don’t have the votes to kill it — we are working with our allies AND the bill’s authors to transform it into something fair and constitutional. We’ve come a long way, and there are still more changes to come.

There’s another hearing Wednesday at 2:15 in Room 10 of the State Office Building, and if you can come to show your support for civil rights, we’d love to see you there.

The long version:

Last Thursday and today, the Minnesota Senate and House heard their separate versions of Billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s “domestic violence” bill, HF2328/SF2639.

As originally sent over from New York City, the Bloomberg bill was a disaster: it violated the due process rights, gun rights, and property rights of accused citizens. Bloomberg’s organization cynically believed that Minnesota civil rights and gun rights supporters would be afraid to touch a bill related to domestic violence. After all, who wants to stand up for wife beaters?

But that’s not what it’s about. Civil rights are for everyone — even those accused of horrendous crimes.

The fact is, state and federal law already deals with this issue. This bill is comes from a need to be seen “doing something.”

But with anti-gun-rights DFLers in key committee positions, and their party controlling the House, Senate, and governor’s office, it was inevitable that some form of the bill would pass. Facing this reality, GOCRA and our allies in the Minnesota legislature had the tough task of removing the infringements in a way that the bill’s proponents would accept.

In New York or California, this may not have been possible. But this is Minnesota, where citizens’ voices are actually heard — and listened to — and where lawmakers on both sides of the issue are willing to talk, to listen, and to find common ground.

Because of your voices, and your willingness to flood the capitol with maroon shirts to support civil rights (and probably because this is an election year), the anti-rights faction can’t simply shove a truly bad bill through. Working with our allies — and our adversaries — we were able to craft language that fully protects civil rights while making the domestic violence prevention advocates feel that they were making a difference.

Photo courtesy of Mitch Berg’s Shot in the Dark blog

In the Senate

 

After making civil rights supporters wait in the hallway for more than six hours, the Bloomberg bill’s author of record, Sen. Ron Latz, made a few small but beneficial amendments to the bill on Thursday night, that limited the transfer of firearms to alleged abusers where a judge had made aspecific, narrow finding of substantial danger to the household member seeking the order.

As a result of GOCRA attorney David Gross’s testimony, and after discussion with the committee’s legal counsel, Sen. Latz inserted clarifying language that limited the order for transfer to parties who had received due process of law, not just an accusation.

As a result of our discussions, Sen. Latz also testified to the committee that he intended to support House amendments allowing for “third parties,” such as friends or family, to take physical possession of the guns ordered removed from the accused, providing an alternative to the forced confiscation and imposition of “reasonable” fees that would quickly exceed the value of the guns.

While we’re not a big fan of “we had to pass it to see what’s (going to be) in it,” Sen. Latz’s comments on the record were a good sign that there would actually be material improvements to the bill. Because lawmakers rarely make promises like this, on the record, without following through, we expect that Sen. Latz will keep the promises he made to the committee.

In the House

The puppetmasters at Bloomberg HQ in New York City would have loved to dictate terms to the local yokels in flyover country. But Rep. Dan Schoen, the House bill’s author of record (who is not just a lawmaker, but also a professional law enforcement officer), wanted to ensure that law-abiding citizens were protected, and that due process rights were respected. He understood the concerns that we and our House allies expressed to him about the original bill.

This morning in the House committee hearing, Rep. Schoen introduced an “author’s amendment” that addressed almost all of our concerns. It respected due process rights by limiting the orders of transfer to respondents who had already gotten their day in court, and where the judge found a“credible threat” to the physical safety of the petitioner.

The amendment also gives the respondent the right to transfer the firearms to a “third party,”as Sen. Latz told the Senate committee he wanted in the bill, and limited the orders to respondents who had had their day in court.

What comes next:

There are still a few problems with the bill as passed out of the House Public Safety committee:

  • The bill lacks protections for the privacy of the “third party” participants
  • It requires the third party’s affidavit to list the guns transferred by make, model and serial number — effectively registration
      (we believe that this data needs to removed, or at least placed in a sealed court record)
  • The bill needs to provide the respondent and third party with a reasonable period of time to comply with the order, and to provide the notarized affidavit to the court

The House bill will be heard tomorrow in the House Judiciary Committee:

HF 3238

Wednesday, March 26

2:15 pm.

House Judiciary Committee

Room 10, State Office Building

Rep. Schoen told the committee that he will have additional amendments; we are hopeful that they will address our remaining concerns.

If you can come, wear a maroon shirt (especially a GOCRA shirt), and try to arrive by about noon to ensure that you get a seat in the hearing room.

ALERT: House Bloomberg bill hearing Tuesday morning

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ALERT: House Bloomberg bill hearing Tuesday morning

Rep. Paymar photoThe House version of Michael Bloomberg’s unconstitutional gun grab bill, HF3238, will be heard Tuesday morning in Rep. Paymar’s Public Safety committee.

As GOCRA testified to last night, the bill strips accused individuals of fundamental Second Amendment and property rights without due process, and imposes, practically, a gun forfeiture on such accused individuals. We will be posting a detailed critique on our web site this weekend, and will email you an update when it is ready.

In the Senate, bill author Ron Latz successfully urged his fellow DFLers on the committee to pass the bill, promising that the bill would be fixed after it was passed out of committee. This is, in the words of GOCRA co-founder and attorney David M. Gross, “backwards, upside-down, and inside out“: bills are supposed to be voted upon based on their actual, current form, not vague promises of future amendment.

Once again, we are asking you to wear maroon (preferably a GOCRA shirt!), and show up to show your support your support for all civil rights, including due process, property, and Second Amendment rights.

The hearing starts at 10 a.m. in Room 10 of the State Office Building, next to the capitol. We recommend arriving by 7 to help guarantee a seat in the hearing room.

If you have not yet, please remember that you must notify the Commissioner of Public Safety if you intend to carry inside the Capitol complex. (Just click the link to do it!)

Today’s hearings are a reminder of our task ahead: Elect a Pro-Second Amendment Minnesota House in 2014!

Today’s hearings are a reminder of our task ahead:  Elect a Pro-Second Amendment Minnesota House in 2014!

As I type this, hearings are underway on new gun control bills in both the Minnesota House Public Safety Committee and the Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee.

Our friends at the Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance have been at the capitol all week working to protect our Second Amendment rights.  Keep an eye on Facebook today for updates as the hearings unfold.

Today’s hearings are a stark reminder of our task ahead:  Electing a Pro-Second Amendment Minnesota House in 2014!

Think about what this could mean when the 2015 legislature takes office following a Pro-Second Amendment sweep in November:

  • No more gun control bills like the ones being heard today
  • Lifting of restrictions and gun-free zones where appropriate
  • Consideration of civilian ownership of suppressors to help protect your hearing
  • Use of force law reform, including “Stand your Ground” legislation
With a Pro-Second Amendment House in 2015, we won’t have to trek down to the Minnesota Statehouse night after night for weeks on end to be criticized as law-abiding gun owners.

With your help, we can make this happen in November.

Here’s the Minnesota Gun Owners PAC plan for electing a Pro-Second Amendment legislature in 2014:

  • DEFEND pro-gun freedom-fighting incumbents throughout the state.  Many of them will be facing a tough, uphill re-election battle – but we’re going to be there to support them every inch of the way.
  • ELECT a strong majority of pro-Second Amendment legislators that will vote to protect and expand our rights across the state.  We want legislators that will vote against any infringement and introduce bills to expand your freedoms.
  • GO ON THE OFFENSIVE against Minnesota’s anti-gun media and activist groups that would try to limit your ability to exercise your constitutional rights.
  • STOP BILLIONAIRE MICHAEL BLOOMBERG from using his billions of dollars to buy the Minnesota legislature and destroy our freedoms.  We will expose candidates who take money from his organizations and rally gun owners on Election Day to defeat his hand-picked candidates.
We need your financial support to accomplish these goals.  Please take a few moments TODAY and give whatever you can to help the cause of freedom.  Can you donate $112, $75, $55, or even $24 to support Pro-Second Amendment candidates TODAY?
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