Ban Guns. All of Them…

Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance….

They really are coming for your guns. All of them. From the “good” people too! They don’t care.

“[B]anning guns urgently needs to become a rhetorical and conceptual possibility. The national conversation needs to shift from one extreme—an acceptance, ranging from complacent to enthusiastic, of an individual right to own guns—to another, which requires people who are not politicians to speak their minds.”

“BAN GUNS. ALL OF THEM. Get rid of guns in homes, and on the streets, and, as much as possible, on police. Not just because of San Bernardino, or whichever mass shooting may pop up next, but also not not because of those. Don’t sort the population into those who might do something evil or foolish or self-destructive with a gun and those who surely will not. As if this could be known—as if it could be assessed without massively violating civil liberties and stigmatizing the mentally ill.
Ban guns! Not just gun violence. Not just certain guns. Not just already-technically-illegal guns. All of them.”

Phoebe Maltz Bovy in IT’S TIME TO BAN GUNS. YES, ALL OF THEM.
https://newrepublic.com/article/…/its-time-ban-guns-yes-them

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MN Permit No Longer an Alternate to NICS??????

From Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance….

The DEMOCRATIC Administration of Gov. Dayton stabs Minnesota gun owners in the back. Is this part of the Tim Walz strategy to F.O. the law abiding gun owners of the state???

Minnesota needs a Governor and Attorney General that will stand with us. Not that seek to blame and punish us for the crime and insanity of others.

The local ATF announcement says the Minnesota BCA initiated this.

From: <Crystal.R.Clardy@usdoj.gov>
Date: Sep 21, 2018 3:07 PM
Subject: MN Permit No Longer an Alternate to NICS

It was recently brought to our attention that (contrary to the Open Letter) the Minnesota Permit to Carry does NOT qualify as an alternate to running NICS check. The application does not allow for the collection of data that is necessary to run an IAQ on individuals for whom it is required – thus the permit does not meet the requirements set forth in the law. BCA is aware of this, has been in conversation with our headquarters, and has officially requested a reexamination of the Alternate Permit status.

Bottom line is that Minnesota does NOT have any qualifying alternate permit, and FFLs should not be accepting permits in lieu of running NICS checks. HQ is in the process of pulling down the Open Letter, along with updating the Alternate Permit page to reflect Minnesota as not having any qualifying permit.

Please note that BCA has requested the re-examination of this issue. We hope to have something in writing posted in the near future. Please help us in getting the word out to other licensees. If there are questions, direct them to call our office (651) 726-0220.

Thank you.

Crystal Clardy
Industry Operations Investigator
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
St. Paul Field Division
30 East Seventh Street, Suite 1900
St. Paul, MN 55101
Office: 651-726-0192
Fax: 651-726-0221
Cell: 605-290-6760

Deliverance from Dust and Chaff ….

September 23

Deliverance from Dust and Chaff 

“For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth” (Amos 9:9).

The sifting process is going on still. Wherever we go, we are still being winnowed and sifted. In all countries God’s people are being tried “like as corn is sifted in a sieve.” Sometimes the devil holds the sieve and tosses us up and down at a great rate, with the earnest desire to get rid of us forever.

Unbelief is not slow to agitate our heart and mind with its restless fears. The world lends a willing hand at the same process and shakes us to the right and to the left with great vigor. Worst of all, the church, so largely apostate as it is, comes in to give a more furious force to the sifting process. Well, well! Let it go on. Thus is the chaff severed from the wheat. Thus is the wheat delivered from dust and chaff.

And how great is the mercy which comes to us in the text, “Yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth”! All shall be preserved that is good, true, gracious. Not one of the least of believers lose anything worth calling a loss. We shall be so kept in the sifting that it shall be a real gain to us through Christ Jesus.

Turning tests into testimonies…..

September 23
Turning tests into testimonies
For reading & meditation – Luke 21
“It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony.” (v. 13, NASB)

We look now at the third step in the process of dealing with unmerited suffering: don’t spend too much time trying to understand the reason for suffering – focus rather on how you can deal with it. Notice, Jesus spent very little time trying to explain human suffering, much less explain it away. Had He undertaken to explain it, then His gospel would have become a philosophy – in which case it would not have been a gospel. A philosophy undertakes to explain everything, and then leaves everything as it was. Jesus undertook to explain little, but He changed everything He touched. He did not come to bring a philosophy, but a fact. What was that fact? The fact was His own method of meeting suffering and transforming it into something higher. Out of this fact, we put together our philosophy – a system of principles and procedures by which we live out our life in this world. Notice that fact comes first, and then the philosophy about the fact. The good news is not merely “good news”; it is the fact of sin and suffering being met and overcome, and a way of life blazed out through them. The fourth step is this: remind yourself that in God’s universe, He allows only what He can use. In the passage before us today, Jesus gives the nine sources from which suffering comes upon us: confused religionists (false Christs), wars and conflicts in society, calamities in nature, and so on. Then He says this: “It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony.” In other words, you are not to escape trouble, nor merely bear it as the will of God – you are to use it.
Blessed Lord Jesus, You who used Your suffering to beautify everything You did, teach me the art of turning every test into a testimony and every tragedy into a triumph. For Your own dear Name’s sake. Amen.
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2. What did Jesus pray?

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