– Even after a CCW holder averts a mass shooting in Pennsylvania!
“More people are carrying concealed in this country, and yet the gun homicide rate has been dropping precipitously. We are safer today with more guns ‘on the street’ being carried in good people’s hands.” — GOA Communications Director Erich Pratt on WPFL, Florida (July 28, 2014).
There has been incredible news in the 2nd Amendment community over the past several days.
You may have heard that a DC federal judge struck down Washington, DC’s ban on carrying firearms in public on Saturday. Judge Frederick Scullen’s decision referenced the Supreme Court’s decisions in Heller (2008) and McDonald (2010) — arguing that the carry ban violates the U.S. Constitution.
And last week, a concealed carry holder in Darby, Pennsylvania, saved countless lives when he used his firearm to stop a killer who was bent on taking down even more innocent lives.
Police said the armed doctor “saved lives” and prevented a disgruntled patient from walking down the hall and gunning down people “until he ran out of ammunition.”
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One would like to think that such good news would serve as an object lesson for our elected leaders. But not for Harry Reid and his cohorts.
Senate Democrats to Hold More Hearings on Gun Control
Even though the nation just witnessed a perfect example of how guns save lives in Pennsylvania, Senate Democrats are gearing up for another push to restrict 2nd Amendment rights.
It’s an amazing thing, really, especially considering that several D and F-rated Democrats are in tough reelection fights this fall. We are talking about Senators Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Al Franken (D-MN) and Mark Warner (D-VA).
So, what would you think Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are working on in order to aid their campaigns?
Answer: GUN CONTROL.
And the gun control which is being pushed on these Senators’ behalf is a particularly nasty piece of work.
ACTION: Contact your Senators. Tell them that Wednesday’s hearings show how much Senate Democrats hate the Second Amendment. Urge them to pass concealed carry reciprocity as the means for making people safer.
—– Conference on Concealed Carry —–
Students for Concealed Carry will hold their third National Conference in Washington, DC on Tuesday, August 5 in Washington. John Lott will be among the speakers. Click here for further information: http://concealedcampus.org/2014-scc-national-conference.
The young man was attempting to read it during his free time, when the teacher forced him to call his father after he refused to put the Bible on her desk and inform him that this kind of material was not permitted in her classroom.
And as a Father I would hope this young man’s Father would have reminded this ‘teacher’ about the 1st Amendment..
And then some..
Where the anti gun crowd rules and have ‘controlled’ the gun problem..
Bet no robberies either!!
LIEberal Anti Rights Rep from New York..
For you know..Something!!
Cause he stands for our Rights and in the Progressives twisted world that is wrong!!
Weer’d takes her to task once again and points out her idiocy..
An apparent choking death!
Much like the Government of Tyrant Buck Ofama ‘investigating’ his crimes..
And their screaming and whining for their ‘rights’ causes so much dissension and hate..
The Anti Life, Anti Gun crowd does not believe in public opinion, which is against them..
Nor the fact that 100 million Americans own 300 million guns..
They should really think about that, as the People are beginning to show they frustration and anger at the Progressives (LIEberal Socialists) that wat to deny Americans their Rights to life and freedom..
Because is for the children..
The child in me laughs at them, the one that grew up watching said cartoons..
Now, you have feature length movies filled with violence and guns..
But lets ban those evil cartoons..
These people are idiots..
Is only ‘illegal’ as long as the Government and Progressives say it is illegal..
Proverbs 26:28 A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth works ruin
Proverbs 6:7 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brothers.
To fit their lies..
More VPS lies..
Facts that show …
Does not speak highly of those that put those idiots there and allow it to continue..
Guns and freedom come together or they go together.
- MSNBC Gun Poll – 2014-07-03 16:27:13-04
There is currently a poll running on MSNBC.com asking their readers the following question: “What do you think? Do you think people should be allowed to carry guns in public?” Over 73,000 have voted so far in the poll and the current results are going to make the antigunners that run and work at MSNBC not Continue reading here…
- Man in Stormtrooper Costume Causes Police Swarm After Bystander Mistakes His Blaster for an AK-47 – 2014-07-03 17:33:26-04
Ignorance and paranoia make a very bad combination. After a bystander thought a sci-fi character’s blaster was an AK-47 it didn’t take long before a lockdown took place along with a major police presence A man known as “Stormtrooper Sam” who often dresses up as a Stormtrooper and makes weird and funny videos was apparentlyContinue reading here…
- Veteran with Concealed Carry Permit Shoots Back at Gunmen in Chicago Saving 4 Victims – 2014-07-07 11:47:23-04
If this incident happened more than a year ago the veteran would not have legally been allowed to defend himself and his 3 friends. But thanks to a quick thinking and acting veteran with a concealed carry permit at least 4 people are alive today. Over the 4th of July weekend many shootings took place Continue reading here…
- Decorated Air Force Veteran Arrested For Legal Open Carry – 2014-07-07 17:10:15-04
Air Force veteran Mack Worley was arrested this past week after he was legally carrying his gun in Vancouver, Washington. He has pleaded not guilty to a charge of “trespassing with a weapon capable of producing bodily harm”. The arrest took place this past week when Worley was exercising his second amendment rights. He wasContinue reading here…
- Police Chief in Uniform is Told by Ikea to Leave Gun in Car or Leave – 2014-07-08 14:44:42-04
It happened on the 4th of July of all days. The day we celebrate our nation’s freedom and independence a police chief was told he could not bring his firearm into the Maryland Ikea store because of the “no weapons” policy the employee was trying to enforce. The police chief had just worked the Takoma Continue reading here…
- Court Orders Chicago to Pay NRA $1 Million in Legal Fees – 2014-07-09 10:42:23-04
Chicago is not only one of the most anti-gun cities in America, it’s also the most crime infested city with gun violence a constant reminder that gun control only controls the law abiding. But now the windy city will have to pay up to an organization that has been vilified by anti-gun politicians who have Continue reading here…
- [VIDEO] Christie Exposes Fallacy of Gun Control: Why Not Just Ban Guns Completely? – 2014-07-09 13:41:43-04
We all know that Governor Christie has not exactly been “pro gun” in his stance on gun control, and yes he has been making a move toward more gun rights lately in a potential bid for the White House. And yes, he calls them clips instead of magazines. But check out the arguments he makes Continue reading here…
- Go to Target, BE a Target: 3 Armed Suspects Rob Man at Gunpoint Days After New Gun Policy – 2014-07-09 14:27:22-04
It did not take long after Target announced a new gun policy that asks gun owners to leave their guns at home for criminals to get the memo. There were no law abiding gun owners in sight when a man was robbed at gunpoint by 3 armed suspects. The robbery took place at a Gainesville, Continue reading here…
- Gun Study Reveals Concealed Carry Up 130%, Murders Down 22% Since 2007 – 2014-07-10 13:21:44-04
More people than ever before are carrying firearms in this country. And while anti-gunners panic at the thought of this news it should be noted that murders are way down as well, which actually conflicts with what gun control advocates have been telling us. The Crime Prevention Research Center has broken down the numbers for Continue reading here…
- More Target Shoppers Robbed, “Gun Ban” Backfiring – 2014-07-10 17:22:50-04
If history has proven one thing, it is that criminals love when stores and restaurants ask people to leave their guns at home. It makes customers easy pickings for robberies and other crimes. Just a day after Guns ‘n’ Freedom reported about 3 armed suspects robbing a man at gunpoint at a Target store in Continue reading here…
Earlier today, the “Harry Reid Preservation Act,” S. 2363, went down to defeat, as pro-gun Senators successfully filibustered the bill by a vote of 56-41.
In a last minute letter to Capitol Hill today, Gun Owners of America told Senators that a vote to end the filibuster “will be viewed as a vote AGAINST veterans … AGAINST concealed carry reciprocity … and AGAINST preserving the gun industry.”
GOA also warned Senators that a vote in favor of S. 2363 would be scored in our end-of-year rating.
As you know, S. 2363 was a “nothing-burger bill” which existed solely to elect anti-gun Democrats in Red States. This includes Senators like sponsor Kay Hagan (D-NC) — plus cosponsors such as Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Al Franken (D-MN) and Mark Warner (D-VA).
All these Senators are rated as D’s or F’s by Gun Owners of America.
S. 2363 would have allowed hunting on federal lands — unless Barack Obama determined that guns were dangerous. How likely do you think that is?
It would have allowed importation of polar bear parts. Okay, that’s fine, in and of itself. But that’s hardly a fair trade for passing a bill that will help reelect anti-gun Senators like Hagan, Begich, Pryor, Landrieu (and others) — Senators who will vote to confirm Obama’s anti-gun Supreme Court justices, thus overturning the Heller and McDonald decisions.
Thankfully, your help in asking Senators to offer truly pro-gun amendments paid dividends — and got noticed by the media. Said one media outlet on Monday:
“Gun Owners of America is urging its members to urge their senators to oppose the Sportsmen’s Act unless Reid allows [Ted] Cruz, [Mike] Lee, and [Rand] Paul the opportunity to offer meaningful, pro-gun amendments.”
These Senators, in addition to John Cornyn (R-TX) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), did a yeomen’s job in fighting to get genuinely pro-gun amendments offered to the bill. These included national concealed carry reciprocity, gun rights for 175,000 military veterans, and a shut-down of Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point.
But Reid employed a bully-tactic to block all Republican amendments. It consisted of “treeing” the bill and then invoking “cloture” to make the amendments out of order.
Thus, the 41 anti-gun votes IN FAVOR of invoking cloture — thus ending the filibuster — were votes against veterans, reciprocity and gun dealers.
Fortunately, our strategy worked. Enough Republicans were outraged by Reid’s underhanded tricks they easily sustained a filibuster, thus killing the bill.
Consider how significant your grassroots efforts were. All 26 Republicans who cosponsored the bill ended up listening to your collective voice and voted to filibuster — aka, kill — the bill. They were joined by a handful of anti-gun Democrats who felt the bill didn’t have enough gun control.
So congratulations! And great work! Your activism is a tremendous asset to our efforts in protecting our gun rights.
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That keeps going and going and going…
The Senate floor battle has now opened on the fake “pro-gun” bill designed to reelect endangered anti-gun Democrats up in 2014 in pro-gun states.
That bill is S. 2363, sponsored by anti-gun crazy Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), with the chief cosponsors being endangered anti-gunners who are Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Al Franken (D-MN).
By now, even the dumbest Senators realize that this “sportmen’s” bill is nothing but a political ploy to keep Harry Reid (D-NV) and Obama’s cronies in power in the Senate. An article in The Hill newspaper made this clear yesterday:
“The legislation is meant to help several red-state Democrats in tough reelection races this year. Co-sponsors include four other Dems who, like Hagan, are facing difficult reelection races this year: Sens. Mark Pryor (Ark.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Mary Landrieu (La.) and Mark Udall (Colo.).”
The Senate yesterday overcame the first hurdle in moving to consider the bill. But thankfully, there are several Senators who wanted to offer good, pro-gun amendments to the bill.
Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) are all heeding GOA’s call to threaten dozens of tough pro-gun amendments to the bill.
Senator Cornyn is prepared to offer a GOA-supported amendment to allow national concealed carry reciprocity.
Senator Wicker has told us he wants to allow guns on the Army Corps of Engineers’ land.
Senator Lee has told GOA he wants to change the Senate rules to prohibit any anti-gun amendments in the Senate.
And Senators Cruz and Paul have “tons of amendments,” including reciprocity, a restoration of gun rights for 175,000 veterans, and a shutdown of Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point program (that is designed to close gun stores by cutting off their credit).
This is exactly what GOA (and you, our activists) have been encouraging pro-gun Senators to do over the past week. But we believe that Reid will now “tree” the bill — a process used to block any amendments from being offered.
And we believe that, when they are shut out of offering amendments, many (if not all) Republicans will vote against cloture on the bill.
So ultimately, we still stand a good chance of success. Thank you all for your activism!
ACTION: Contact your Senators and urge them to vote for the Cornyn, Paul, Cruz, Wicker, and Lee amendments. And, if Harry Reid tries to shut out amendments, ask them to oppose cloture on the bill.
It never ends…
Ain’t gonna happen now is it!
And when we are all poor…
We have a scandal ridden Presidency and a do nothing but whine Senate, led by head Senator Reid..
And this is what they are concerned about..
Boot every damn one of them..
Stiffed again Obama?
I wouldn’t want to shake Obama’s hand either, might catch something..
Instead of getting out and confronting a thug with a gun..
The family ‘claims’ he was such a good boy..
With a rap sheet as long as..
Once again a person defends themselves with the best method available..
And the gun grabbers will complain..
Nothing but lies from the Gun Grabbers..