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Will Obama be Forced to Swallow a Repeal of the AR-15 Ammo Ban?

Gun Owners of America

Will Obama be Forced to Swallow a Repeal
of the AR-15 Ammo Ban?

ACTION:   Click here to contact your Senators and Represenatative and urge them to support a repeal of ATF’s AR-15 ban.  And tell them to vote against the DHS funding bill — specifically, urging your Senators to vote against any cloture motion that would facilitate it.

ATF’s ban on common AR-15 ammo

As GOA activists know, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently proposed a ban on “green tip” AR-15 ammo.


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The ban is completely lawless and unconstitutional, and there are legislators who want to fight the ban.

At least one Republican office is considering an amendment to block Obama’s illegal AR-15 ammunition ban by attaching it to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill.

But if you’ve been watching the news, you know that there is a royal battle right now over this bill because of Obama’s Executive Amnesty, something that GOA has reported on before.

Executive Amnesty threatens gun owners’ rights

To provide some context, Barack Obama initiated the controversy by unconstitutionally and unlawfully using “executive action” to give amnesty to 5,000,000 people illegally in this country.

How do we know it’s illegal? Because Barack Obama himself had said repeatedly that it would be illegal, and now a federal court has said the same.

And, to give you a sense of what stake the Second Amendment community has in this battle, we will quote liberal anti-gun Oregon Democratic Congressman Kurt Schrader, who confidently opined that this fight “will decide who is in charge of this country for the next 20 or 30 years.”

In other words, if you add another 5-8,000,000 anti-gun voters to the rolls, we can kiss the Second Amendment good-bye.

But, to get back to our story, Obama “decreed” an amnesty last year which he himself had pronounced unlawful.

And his primary (unspoken) defense was that the Police Chief (Eric Holder) worked for him and the newly-packed federal courts would, generally, do what he told them to do.
In December, Republicans had their best chance to defeat Obama’s Executive Amnesty.  But as many of you will remember, House Speaker John Boehner caved and said that Republicans would fight the battle in February.

Well, we warned Republicans in December that the fight to kill the anti-gun amnesty would be a lot harder if they put it off until February (this week).

After all, we know that if Republicans send Obama a DHS funding bill with NO monies for amnesty, that the President will veto it.  And this, of course, means that the Department of Homeland Security sends all non-essential employees home.

How does that help the cause, knowing that in order to defeat amnesty, we’re refusing to pay our border agents?  We simply chop off our nose to spite our face.

McConnell Surrenders and Retreats

Making the best out of a less than ideal situation, the House of Representatives has now used its “power of the purse” to do one simple and obvious thing:  The House-passed appropriations (money) bill funded all of America’s security operations, with the sole exception of Obama’s admittedly unconstitutional amnesty.  And it sent the bill to the Senate.

Enter Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.  Reid has been whining about Republican filibusters for the last six years.  But, now that the shoe is on the other foot, Reid has no problem with blocking the Senate from even proceeding to the bill.

And this was the case even though Republicans were prepared to allow Reid to offer amendments — a courtesy Reid never gave Republicans when he was in charge.

And, incidentally, even though it is Reid who is filibustering, a “lap-dog” press has no problem paradoxically blaming the GOP for holding up the bill.

So McConnell surrendered.  His “compromise” would send Barack Obama a “clean” appropriations bill which fully funds Obama’s illegal amnesty.  Sure, he has a “sham” companion bill, but that bill will be vetoed and the veto sustained.

Furthermore, in order to avoid forcing Democrats to vote on “uncomfortable” issues, McConnell is offering to use a parliamentary tool to shut out all pro-gun amendments.

Why is this important?  It’s important because at least one Republican office is considering an amendment to block Obama’s illegal AR-15 ammunition ban.  McConnell’s “compromise” would prevent this amendment from being offered.

So, now that McConnell is lying on the floor (metaphorically) and allowing Obama to kick him in the face, Reid should be satisfied, right?

Wrong.

Harry Reid has just announced that he won’t accept McConnell’s surrender until House Speaker John Boehner surrenders as well.

ACTIONClick here to contact your Senators and Representative.  Tell them to vote against the DHS funding bill — and specifically urge your Senators to vote against any cloture motion that would facilitate it.

 

Media BiASS: The Stupid Is Strong Here….

ABC, CBS, NBC Skip Marie Harf’s Lefty ‘Jobs for ISIS’ Idea

 

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf’s statement that “we cannot win this war” against ISIS by “killing them” and suggestion that “we need…to go after the root causes” like “lack of opportunity for jobs” was even too ridiculous for a liberal like Chris Matthews to swallow. Yet this latest embarrassing moment for Barack Obama’s administration has yet to be reported on any of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network evening or morning shows.

 

CBS Excuses Grabby Joe Biden as ‘Comforting,’ ‘Friendly’

 

All three morning shows on Wednesday covered the latest example of Joe Biden’s awkward, close talking with women in public. However, the hosts of CBS This Morning went out of their way to excuse the Vice President’s caressing touch and whispering into the ears of the new Secretary of Defense’s wife.

 

NBC Continues to Promote Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

 

On Wednesday’s Today, NBC offered up yet another sympathetic report for the Obama administration following Federal Judge Andrew Hanen’s decision to block implementation of President Obama’s controversial executive action on immigration.

 

Nets Ignore Michael Bloomberg Urging Police Take Guns from Minorities

 

On February 5, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told nearly 400 people at an event in Aspen, Colorado that in order to save lives, police should actively take guns away from all male minorities between the ages of 15 and 25. The full audio was released on February 17, but the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks, who repeatedly promote Bloomberg’s anti-gun activism, have yet to report on his controversial anti-gun comments.

 

NBC Hypes ‘Growing Backlash’ Against College Refusing to Teach Nuclear Physics to Iranians

 

Introducing a segment on Wednesday’s NBC Today that portrayed Iranian citizens studying at a U.S. college as victims of prejudice, co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed: “And now we move to the growing backlash over a new policy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Iranian nationals are being banned from studying certain science and engineering courses there.”

 

CNN’s Mike Rowe Takes Howard Dean to Task for Calling Scott Walker ‘Unknowledgeable’

 

Responding to a question on Facebook Tuesday about left-wing pundit Howard Dean attacking Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as “unknowledgeable” for not graduating college, Mike Rowe, host of CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It, dismantled Dean’s assertion and wondered if America had “confused qualifications with competency.”

 

Allison Williams Changes Course and Addresses Her Father’s Scandal; ‘I Know You Can Trust Him’

 

Hours after it was reported by The New York Observer that HBO star Allison Williams would not be addressing the situation surrounding her father and suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams at a Michael Kors event on Wednesday night, Williams reversed course hours later and responded to questions during a Q&A at New York’s 92Y. According to the New York Post, Williams told event moderator and Late Night host Seth Myers that her father is “an honest man, a truthful man,” and “I know you can trust him.”

Media BiASS: Vaccine Controversy? Stupid!!

Nets Hype GOP Vaccine Comments, Ignored Similar Obama & Hillary Remarks in 2008

 

While the ABC, NBC, and CBS morning shows on Tuesday all jumped on potential Republican 2016 contenders Chris Christie and Rand Paul being sympathetic toward parents skeptical of child vaccinations, all three broadcast networks ignored Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton holding the same positions in 2008.

 

CBS’s Nancy Cordes: The GOP’s ‘Mixed Messages’ on Vaccinations ‘Left an Opening’ for Hillary Clinton

 

On Tuesday’s CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes continued the liberal spin that the only anti-vaxxers are Republicans. In between soundbites from numerous figures in the Republican Party stating their support for vaccinations and only Republican Senator Rand Paul (Ky.) offering a slightly different take during an interview on Monday, Cordes ruled that the party has been sending “mixed messages” which could, in turn, benefit Hillary Clinton.

 

NYT’s Bruni: Anti-Vaccine Cause is the Left’s Version of Climate Change Denial

 

As many on the left rush to pin the anti-vaccine movement on conservatives, liberal New York Times columnist Frank Bruni pointed out on Monday’s CNN Tonight that the cause is actually more prevalent on the left side of the political spectrum: “I think a lot of the anti-vaccine people probably would hate to hear themselves lumped in with the climate change deniers. But they’re doing the same thing from different places on the political spectrum.”

 

NBC: Obama’s Massive Budget Is ‘Aimed at Helping the Poor’

 

ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday ignored the massive new budget proposed by Barack Obama (and the tax increases contained within). NBC’s Today, despite four hours of air time, allowed a scant 23 seconds. But in that brief period, news reader Natalie Morales spun, “President Obama unveiling a record $4 trillion budget on Monday aimed at helping the poor and middle class.”

 

Lawrence O’Donnell on Obama’s ‘Dreams From My Father': ‘Finest Literary Work Ever’ by a President

 

While discussing answers by former and likely future presidential candidates on whether they have ever used drugs, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell invoked President Barack Obama’s book Dreams From My Father on Tuesday to provide Obama’s answer to the question in what became a gushing tribute that included a nearly three minute reading from the book. O’Donnell proclaimed that the memoir was the “most honest,” “open,” “artful,” and “finest literary work ever authored by a President of the United States” despite the book not containing “the whole truth of Barack Obama’s life.”

Media BiASS: Bleh…..

Networks Ignore Obama’s Decision to Back Down from Plan to Tax 529 College Savings Accounts

 

In a reversal of a key proposal from his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama moved on Tuesday to drop the plan to tax 529 college-savings accounts after outcry from members of both parties and a direct appeal on Air Force One from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). When it came to the networks covering this backtracking by the President on this deeply unpopular idea that even ultra liberals like Pelosi and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) opposed, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC made no mention of it during their Tuesday evening newscasts.

 

Media Yawn at Obama and Biden Snubbing Auschwitz Anniversary; Mocked Cheney’s Appearance in 2005

 

Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and, naturally, the event attracted plenty of media coverage. In addition to each of the three major networks devoting segments to it on their evening newscasts, the Associated Press, The New York Times, andThe Washington Post published stories on the topic. Over on cable, CNN covered it multiple times throughout the day. Despite all of the airtime, there was no criticism on any of the liberal broadcast or cable networks that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were not among the numerous heads of state on hand for this important occasion. But when then-Vice President Dick Cheney attended the 60th anniversary in 2005, numerous media outlets mocked Cheney for committing a “fashion faux pas” by wearing a large, light-colored winter coat to the high-profile ceremony.

 

HuffPo’s Stein Claims Clintons Need to Win Lotto to ‘Catch Up’ With Koch Brothers in 2016

 

Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday, Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein worried that the Clinton political machine would be unable to compete with funding from Charles and David Koch during the 2016 presidential campaign: “I mean, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton will be scratching lotto tickets, I think, for the next week just trying to catch up with the $889 million that the Koch brothers are going to put in here.” Stein was reacting to aWashington Post article detailing how much money the conservative benefactors were planning to spend in the next election cycle. He proclaimed: “Just put this in historical perspective, the $889 million that they’re going to spend – and I’m not sure why they didn’t round up to 890 – but the 889 million they’re going to spend is more than all the presidential candidates in the 2004 races spent combined, that was about $720 million.”

 

Leaked Al Jazeera English Email Bans Staff from Using Terms ‘Terrorist,’ ‘Militant,’ ‘Islamist’

 

On Tuesday afternoon, Brendan Bordelon of National Review Online (NRO) reported on the latest leaked email from Al Jazeera English that showed executive Carlos van Meek telling employees not to sure the terms “extremist,” “Islamist,” “militant,” and “terrorist” in their news coverage to “avoid characterizing people.” Van Meek’s email came following a deadly shooting earlier in the day at a hotel in Libya that killed at least eight (including one American). Writing to the outlet’s New York and Washington newsrooms, van Meek felt that it was pertinent to “bring to your attention some key words that have a tendency of tripping us up” considering “[o]ne person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter.”

Media BiASS: Gibbering Idiots!!

Meet the Press Panel Hits GOP Over Iowa ‘Freedom Summit,’ Going ‘So Far to the Right’

 

Following Congressman Steve King’s (R-IA) Iowa Freedom Summit, which hosted several potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, the panel on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday morning happily scolded the GOPers for attending the prominent conservative gathering. During the discussion, Helene Cooper, correspondent for The New York Times, argued that Republicans “in many, many ways are their own worst enemies. They go so far to the right in order to out-conservative everybody else.”

 

Cokie Roberts: GOP Hopefuls ‘Should Stay Out of Iowa Altogether’

 

Over the weekend, Congressman Steve King (R-IA) hosted the Iowa Freedom Summit, which featured several potential Republican presidential candidates and on Sunday’s ABC’sThis Week with George Stephanopoulos, Cokie Roberts, correspondent for NPR, eagerly took a shot at the gathering of influential conservatives. Speaking during the show’s panel discussion, Roberts slammed the GOP event and insisted that “Republicans should stay out of Iowa altogether. What happens to them is that they get pushed so far to the right in those venues that it gives them a terrible time in the general election.”

 

CNBC’s Harwood Hails College Savings Tax as ‘Redistribution Obama-Style’

 

Appearing on CNBC’s Power Lunch at 1 p.m. ET Friday, the business network’s chief Washington correspondent John Harwood touted President Obama’s proposal to tax 529 college savings accounts: “If you want to change the distribution of income in this country, you’ve got to take from some to give to the other, and that’s precisely what the President wants to do. Middle class families…have stagnated for a long time…while people at the top have done much better. So the administration is trying an across-the-board attempt to change that….redistribution Obama-style.” Harwood kept pushing White House talking points: “Now, the administration says that surveys have shown that 70% of the deposits in 529 accounts are held by families with incomes of $200,000 a year or more.”

 

YouTube or ABC? Internet Star’s Question Is the Same as Barbara Walters

 

All three networks on Friday morning promoted Barack Obama’s “interesting,” “unconventional” interviews with YouTube personalities, including one who is famous for taking a bath in milk and Fruit Loops. Good Morning America journalist Amy Robach cheered the President for reaching “people who might not otherwise have heard what he had to say.” Yet, ABC’s hosts didn’t point out that one of the questions, by a 19-year-old fashion blogger, was nearly identical to one by veteran journalist Barbara Walters.

 

FNC’s Kurtz Pans Obama’s YouTube Interviews; Maybe Its How He Wants the ‘WH Press Corps to Act Around Him’

 

Appearing on the Fox News Channel (FNC) program The Kelly File on Thursday,MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz gave his critique of President Obama’s interviews with three YouTube personalities by describing it as “beneath the dignity of the office” and “maybe” the way that “the President wants the White House press corps to act around him.” Host Megyn Kelly first asked Kurtz what he thought of the whole stunt and admitted that GloZell was “funny” and didn’t have a problem with Obama appearing on other talk shows like “Ellen,The View, or [The] Colbert [Report],” but thought this went too far.

 

Today Show Confessions: Sex Dreams, Nudity, and Drunkenness

 

While playing a game of “Never Have I Ever” on Friday, the hosts of NBC’s Today made a series of embarrassing confessions – everything from admitting to having “sexy dreams” about each other, to being drunk on air, to seeing each other naked. Co-host Matt Lauer began the bizarre segment: “Everybody knows this game called “Never Have I Ever,” right?…Let’s try our own version….Here we go. Never have I ever had a sexy dream about one of my co-anchors.” Equipped with signs reading “I Have” or “I Have Not,” Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and Al Roker all held up “I Have” signs.

Media BiASS: Idiots Masquerading As……

NBC Hails Obama Tax Hike Proposal As ‘A Turning Point In Our Politics’

 

On Sunday’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt touted how President Obama’s plan to “propose tax hikes for wealthiest Americans” during Tuesday’s State of the Union address would be “potentially putting Congress in the position of appearing to defend the highest income earners over the middle class.” Turning to CNBC chief Washington correspondent John Harwood, Holt wondered: “John, will a Republican Congress go along with any of this?” Harwood seized the opportunity cheer Obama’s politically posturing: “It’s not likely, Lester. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t important. These proposals and others from both parties in Congress all mark a turning point in our politics.”

 

Networks Ignore John Kerry’s Embarrassing James Taylor Stunt in Paris

 

On Friday, while all three network morning shows covered Secretary of State John Kerry arriving in Paris to offer U.S. condolences following the recent terrorist attacks, none of the broadcasts mentioned one of the most embarrassing moments in American diplomatic history that occurred during the visit – Kerry bringing musician James Taylor to a press conference to sing “You’ve Got A Friend” to the French people. The bizarre attempt at international damage control – following the Obama administration’s failure to have a single top U.S. official attend a anti-terror march in Paris on Sunday – played out while the NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows were on the air. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reported the musical incident on Twitter at 8:01 a.m. ET. Later on her 12 p.m. ET MSNBC show, Mitchell referred to the moment as “a somewhat awkward musical make-good.”

 

At Obama Press Conference, No Questions on Skipping Anti-Terror Rally

 

Barack Obama on Friday conducted an almost hour-long news conference with journalists, but faced no questions on his administration’s much-maligned decision not to send a representative to last Sunday’s massive anti-terror rally in France. ABC journalist Jon Karl wondered if the President had any thoughts on Mitt Romney possibly running for president again. After a nearly 20 minute preamble, Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron finally got to reporters. After offering up a tough question, Karl lobbed this softball: “If I may, Mr. President, I really like would hear your reaction to the news that Mitt Romney is thinking about running for president again.” Obama brushed that aside with a simple retort: “…I have no comment.”

 

ABC’s ‘This Week’ Criticizes Reagan’s ‘Tattered Civil Rights Image’

 

Monday is Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, and on Sunday morning, ABC’s This Week decided it was the perfect opportunity to scold the Republican over his civil rights record. During the show’s weekly “powerhouse puzzler” segment, guest host Martha Raddatz asked the This Week panel “which president signed a law making MLK’s birthday a national holiday?” The ABC reporter then played a clip from ABC’s report on the signing ceremony in which ABC’s Sam Donaldson proclaimed “the president and Dr. King’s widow walking into the Rose Garden together in an effort to spruce up Mr. Reagan’s tattered civil rights image.”

 

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Fawns Over ‘Heroic’ Jimmy Carter: Still ‘Going Strong’

 

Former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos on Friday fawned over Jimmy Carter. Though much of the interview with the “heroic” ex-President focused on his humanitarian work, Stephanopoulos also prompted Carter to push his liberal agenda. The politician went on a rant against the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United campaign finance ruling, calling it “the stupidest ruling and the most damaging ruling that the Supreme Court has ever issued.” Ever? Worse than the 1857 Dred Scott case that ruled African Americans to not be citizens? Worse than 1896’s Pessy vs. Ferguson, the case that legalized racial segregation? Stephanopoulos offered no follow-up to this perplexing assertion.

Media BiASS: Daily Propaganda..

CBS Touts Own Poll Showing Increase in Obama’s Approval Rating; Barely Covered It Before Midterms

 

At the conclusion of a story on Wednesday’s CBS Evening News on the drop in gas prices and how Americans feel about the economy, CBS News senior business correspondent Anthony Mason felt that it was important to inform viewers that President Obama’s approval rating has improved six points from October in the latest CBS News poll. “All this has also helped lift President Obama’s job approval rating. It’s still below 50 percent, but at 46 percent, it’s jumped seven points from October, just before the midterm elections,” Mason stated. The CBS Evening News’s move in covering these favorable numbers for the President stands in stark contrast to their near blackout of poll numbers for the President ahead of the midterm elections.

 

ABC Hypes IRS Delaying Tax Refunds, More Identity Theft Due to Lacking of Funding from Congress

 

On Wednesday, ABC’s Good Morning America had a segment that promoted how, due to budget cuts, the IRS will be forced to “delay those refund checks,” “increase the risk of identity theft,” conduct “46,000 fewer audits,” and maintain an “IRS help line” that “is going to become much less helpful.” Co-host George Stephanopoulos lamented about “fewer audits means less revenue to the Treasury” to run the federal government and then asked ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl if there was “any chance that this can get fixed this year or is it a lost cause for this year.”

 

Andrea Mitchell Worries About ‘Far-Right’ Response to France

 

MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday highlighted “the rise of the right-wing” as one of the most serious threats facing Europe in the wake of France’s terror attack. She also lectured viewers about why MSNBC wouldn’t be showing the cover of the new Charlie Hebdo issue featuring Muhammad: “All of the networks of the NBC News group have made the decision, editorial decision, not to show it [the Charlie Hebdo cover] because we don’t publish things that are as provocative as Charlie Hebdo is.” Mitchell then opined that one of the biggest threats facing the continent is “anti-Muslim sentiment throughout Europe, anti-immigration sentiment, the rise of the right wing in France.”

 

NBC & ABC Censor Charlie Hebdo Cover, But Tout it As ‘Declaration of Defiance’

 

Reporting on the release of Charlie Hebdo’s first issue since the January 7 terrorist attack, NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday refused to show the cover of the satirical magazine that depicted a cartoon image of Mohamed. Despite such censorship, both networks touted the publication as “a triumph for free speech” and “a kind of declaration of defiance against terror.” On Today, co-host Matt Lauer proclaimed: “…a defiant Charlie Hebdo releases its very first issue since that terror attack on its Paris offices, with a cartoon of the Prophet Mohamed on the cover.” Correspondent Bill Neely began his report: “Today Charlie Hebdo is back on the street, seemingly stronger than ever.” However, moments later he explained: “On its cover, which NBC News is not showing, a cartoon of a tearful prophet Mohamed.”

 

Hypocrite Chris Matthews Hates Hitler Comparisons, But Made Them Himself

 

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews doesn’t like it when people compare American politicians to Hitler and the Nazis. Unless, of course, he’s doing it himself. On Tuesday, the liberal Hardballanchor assailed Republican Congressman Randy Weber for referencing Hitler in a tweet about Barack Obama. Matthews fumed, “Wouldn’t it be good for the country if politicians drop the whole Hitler thing and returned to saying, ‘Well, we Republicans and those Democrats just have an honest disagreement on some big stuff?'” He railed at Weber: “Is this something in your brain that has you comparing our twice elected American leader with Der Fuhrer, whose aggression in Europe caused the world 50 million lives?”

 

Washington Post Deflects from Virginia Dem’s Election While Serving Jail Sentence

 

On Tuesday, Joseph Morrissey, Democrat turned Independent, was elected to the Virginia legislature despite currently serving a jail sentence connected to his relationship with a 17-year-old girl who worked in his law office. In the Washington Post’s coverage of the scandal-plagued politician on Wednesday, reporters Laura Vozzella and Jenna Portnoy insisted that Morrissey’s current prison status won’t be a headache for Democrats but rather is “an embarrassment in the state capitol, which is still absorbing the news that a popular former governor, Robert F. McDonnell (R-VA), appears headed to federal prison.”