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Quote of the day—Jacob Sullum

Once you realize that “assault weapons” are in the eye of the beholder, it’s hard to take seriously the extravagant promises of legislators who want to ban them. Feinstein claims her bill would “put a stop to mass shootings.” Yet even if it eliminated the millions of “assault weapons” that Americans already own………….

Meanwhile, Over at the ‘Pro-Gun Presidency”…

White House School Safety Commission Recommends Gun Confiscation [ More ] Why am I suddenly thinking ” Goldfinger “…? [Via Joseph W]

Gun Control ‘Cancer’ Spreading in Pacific Northwest

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb predicted last fall that gun control would spread like a cancer, and he was right., as new anti-gun efforts have been launched in Oregon. (Dave Workman) Last fall, when Second Amendment groups joined forces to fight a gun control initiative in Washington, they said….

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Gun Owners Of America To Take NFA Before Supreme Court

The National Firearms Act is an insidious piece of legislation that I desperately hope to one day see relegated to the proverbial trash heap of history. The idea that we, law-abiding citizens who have done nothing wrong, should have to beg for permission to arm ourselves with certain firearms is practically begging to be shot down. I just don’t know if I’ll see it in my lifetime. However, it does…………

While anti-gunners continue to try to make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to purchase a firearm, they argue that their efforts are aimed at stopping criminals from getting guns. No matter how many times we point out………..

Civil Disobedience Against Gun Control

[Ed: We are reposting with permission Dr. Latebloomer’s 10/31/18 piece from GATdaily because it highlights the failure of restrictive gun laws. New Jersey also outlawed “high capacity” magazines as of December 10 and, earlier, bump…………

Corporate gun control failure: Dick’s may close 35 US stores

With sales falling after the implementation of corporate gun control Dick’s Sporting Goods may have to close 35 stores across 18 states, Breitbart reported in mid-December. The option of the closing the stores was revealed during a retail conference question and answer session with Goldman Sach………

A Gun Free Paradise On Earth: Venezuela

The complicit complicit media keeps insisting that Venezuelan is a gun free…………………

Trump’s AG nominee wants to confiscate guns….

Barr Reveals his Top Priority:  Confiscating Guns

Wow.  Just wow.

Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee William Barr was very disturbing.

Even the most liberal, anti-gun Justice on the Supreme Court — Ruth Bader Ginsburg — didn’t sit in the witness chair in the Senate Judiciary Committee and tell us she intended to shred the Second Amendment.

So, when Barr openly spat on the right to keep and bear arms on Tuesday — and threatened to break down our doors in the middle of the night in order to confiscate our guns — well, that’s a problem for us.

Listening to William Barr, there is no doubt that he will be an enemy of the Second Amendment.  He even talks like an anti-gunner.

On Tuesday, he told Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) that “there’s room for reasonable regulation” on firearms laws — which is exactly the same lingo that Michael Bloomberg or Chuck Schumer would use.

But now it has become clear:  Barr’s history as an enemy of the Second Amendment goes back a long way.

Click here to see the longer version of this alert, which includes Barr’s statements in 1991 supporting semi-auto bans, magazine bans and background checks.

Amazingly, when speaking before the Senate on Tuesday, Barr may have perjured himself by denying he ever supported a semi-auto ban.

When asked how his views from the early 1990s had changed after the Heller decision, Barr said: “I think I opposed an assault weapons ban [in the early 1990s].”

Of course, that’s clearly not what he said, and he’s obviously hoping that people don’t view the C-Span footage from 1991. [You can see Barr’s remarks at the 1:42:23 mark in this C-Span video.]

Barr currently supports “Gun Confiscation Orders” 

In an answer to a question by anti-gun Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday, Barr said his top gun priority will be Gun Confiscation Orders:

I also think we need to push along the ERPOs [Gun Confiscation Orders], so we have red flag laws to supplement the use of the background check…  This is the single most important thing I think we can do in the gun control area to stop these massacres from happening in the first place.

I’m sure your familiar with the police shooting of 60-year-old Gary Willis of Ferndale, Maryland, who was shot to death when he answered his door at 5:17 a.m.

Mr. Willis is dead because of Maryland’s Gun Confiscation Orders.

We understand that Barr claims to believe the Second Amendment is an individual right, after the Supreme Court said it was in the Heller case.  Yeah, so does Michael Bloomberg.

That’s no protection at all. Especially when he thinks that your rights can be subjected to “reasonable” restrictions that include proposals to confiscate firearms.

In sum, William Barr is an effective and persistent enemy of the Second Amendment and the Constitution in general.

 

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Quote of the day—Zack Ford‏ @ZackFord

Self-defense is not a sufficient argument against gun control. Zack Ford‏ @ZackFord Tweeted on January 15, 2019 [The United States Supreme Court and about 100 million United States gun owners disagree with this absurd assertion. But you should know that people like this exist.—Joe]

Two Democrat Gun Bills To Fight Like The Dickens

An Excellent Article For Gun Owners (And Damned Near Everyone Else)

EUGENE VOLOKH: N.Y. Bill Would Violate Gun Rights, Free Speech Rights, and Privacy: Among other things, it would call for investigators to review three years’ worth of a would-be gun buyer’s social media postings for “excessive discriminatory….

Six round magazine gets you 364 days in jail

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Video: Assault Weapon Bans Are All About Appearance

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s latest bill classifies firearms not by what they do but based on how they look.

Boston, Grave of Liberty?

In a bizarre announcement last Thursday, the City of Boston has decided that physicians should now be required to ask………..

OR Gun Control Bill Would Ban Most Handguns, Become Strictest In Nation

There’s an old saying that basically says to never attribute anything to malice that can be easily explained by incompetence. There’s something to be said for that. After all, people are more likely to screw up than be evil, by and large. But……………

To Bloomberg: White House & Constitution Aren’t For Sale

 The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today reacted to the announcement from anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg that he would finance his own presidential campaign if he decides to run by advising the former New York mayor that “the White House and our Constitutional Rights are not………..

Quote of the day—Doug Casey

Nobody, except for a few libertarians and conservatives, are countering the ideas AOC represents. And they have a very limited audience. The spirit of the new century is overwhelming the values of the past. When the economy………

The Federal Anti-Gun Legislative Onslaught Begins

Good sitrep from Rawles. There is no making peace with these people. Plan accordingly. (H/t FZ )

Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro loosens gun laws for ‘good citizens’ to have firearms

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro decreed today the easing of national gun laws as part of his law-and-order agenda, despite fears it could aggravate already staggering violent crime.

Did Trump just nominate a gun-grabber for Attorney General?

Hearings Will Determine Whether Barr is Committed to the 2nd Amendment

 

As if we didn’t have enough gun control to fight recently, we now have another battle emerging.

To replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, President Trump has nominated an individual who has advocated very restrictive gun control proposals in the past.

The Senate Judiciary Committee began confirmation hearings on the nominee today.

His name is William Barr, and he actually served as U.S. Attorney General once before under President George H.W. Bush from 1991-1993.

It was during the hearings for that position in 1991 that William Barr expressed his support for gun control:

On the assault weapon front, the proposal before us is the DeConcini amendment.  And I think … I would support both the Brady Bill waiting period and the DeConcini [semi-auto ban] amendment, provided that they were parts of a broader and more comprehensive crime bill that included … very tough provisions on the use of firearms in crimes and illegal purchase and trading in firearms…

So Barr endorsed both the Brady Check portion of the Brady Bill and the semi-auto ban, although he did express a preference for magazine bans:  “I would prefer a limitation on the clip [sic] size.”

You can see Barr’s remarks at the 1:42:23 mark in this C-Span video.

No excuses for supporting 2A infringements

I wouldn’t be surprised if Barr defends his past support for gun control by reiterating what he said in 1991.

That is, he supported firearms restrictions as part of a grand bargain to get several “tough on crime” provisions.

But that excuse is not going to fly with the pro-gun community. Because our rights are protected by the Constitution and they can’t be bargained away or negotiated.

Barr might also say his support for gun control was “pre-Heller” — as if that really makes a difference.

If that is Barr’s excuse, then that just means Barr believes that outlawing a large category of firearms is “okey-dokey” if it’s alright with the Supreme Court.

Either way, these excuses won’t fly.

Look, I realize that someone’s views can change in 20-plus years.

Criminologists like Dr. Gary Kleck have changed their views on gun control.

So have judges like Sanford Levinson … law enforcement such as Officer John Cardillo and Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri … legislators like Rep. Ron Silver … media executives such as NPR CEO Ken Stern.

In other words, there are lots of people who eventually wise up and “see the light.”

As for Barr, we don’t have any recent statements from him on gun control (pro or con).

But unless Barr can publicly renounce his previous views on gun control and publicly oppose the positions advocated by his boss-to-be — by taking a firm and unequivocal stand against Red Flag Gun Confiscation Orders — then we’re calling on the Senate to reject his nomination.