January 12, 2013
While a State Senator, Barack Obama voted against legislation that contained an exception for handguns if it were used in defense of one’s home.
In 1996, Obama said he would support state legislation to ““ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns” on a survey.
After meeting with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House for continued talks on gun-control, the National Rifle Association released a statement saying that “we attended today’s White House meeting to discuss how to keep our children safe and were prepared to have a meaningful conversation about school safety, mental health issues, the marketing of violence to our kids and the collapse of federal prosecutions of violent criminals.”
The NRA voiced disappointment “with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment.” The agendas of the Interagency Task Force on Gun Control (TFGC) spent more time proposing restrictions on registered gun owners than trying to figure out how to prevent another Sandy Hook shooting tragedy.
In fact, the recent incident was the justification for blaming “law-abiding gun owners . . . for the acts of criminals and madmen.” It became apparent to the NRA that the Obama administration was concerned about rendering the 2nd Amendment ineffectual instead of adding meaningful contributions to the gun-control debate.
Biden is collecting data from the discussions to add to a proposal for Obama that will be submitted next week. He cites the public’s demand that they act quickly for the rushed approach to this critical issue.
On the table are suggestions for:
• Universal background checks
• National checks for private sales
• Restricting high-capacity magazines
• Focus on gun ownership responsibility
• Federal agency research on gun-control
Biden stated that concerning gun-control “there is not silver bullet” and that stopping more mass shootings is difficult to gage. He spoke with video game makers to discuss first-person shooter games and the impact such violence has on our society.
The Entertainment Software Association provided Biden with “independent, scientific research conducted to date has found no causal connection between video games and real-life violence.”
The gaming industry is concerned that they will become a scapegoat for the justification of gun-control legislation.
In response to the real possibility of revocation of the 2nd Amendment, ammunition sales have soared to the point that police departments nationwide are facing shortages and back orders with delivery dates unknown. Police Chief Terry Sult of the Sandy Springs Police Department in South Carolina said: “It affects our ability to be prepared. It affects the potential safety of the officers, because they’re not as proficient as they should be.”
The situation has been caused by citizens purchasing guns and ammunition at astronomical rates in recent weeks. Police departments are concerned about having to enact plans for rationing their ammunition.
Americans are purchasing guns at an astronomical number in response to the Sandy Hook shooting and the plans of the Obama administration to revoke the 2nd Amendment. Magazines for AR-15 guns are on back order with manufacturers.
The NRA has seen a dramatic increase in member since the gun grab began with the federal government. Paid membership has jumped from 4.1 million to 4.2 million.
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In Wyoming, lawmakers are proposing legislation to protect gun owners from the federal government. The Firearms Protection Act will invalidate any federal law banning semiautomatic guns or limitation of the size of guns owned within the state lines. Those who attempt to enforce federal gun bans would be subject to possible prosecution. The Wyoming Attorney General’s office has agreed to defend any citizen of the state accused under a federal gun ban.
Caddo Parish, Louisiana is the site of a four hour training course for children to learn how to use firearms, sponsored by the Sheriff’s Department. Over the weekend, children between the ages of 8 – 12 can learn proper gun maintenance and have a basic training session on how to properly use a gun. They are encouraged to bring their own BB gun, shot gun or hunting rifle.
In Spring City, Utah, Neil Sorensen, Spring City councilman proposed that every household be required to own a gun in the 1,000 resident town. Other suggestions were that there be city mandated gun training for teachers and school administrators.
House Representative Dan Muhlbauer believes that the US government should initiate the gun-control restrictions. Meanwhile, Muhlbauer is a registered gun owner and specifically owns a .410 shotgun, a .22 rifle and a .22 pistol.
Muhlbauer maintains that: “We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them. We can’t have those running around out here. Those are not hunting weapons.”
Steve King, House Representative counters these anti-gun supporters by stating that the 2nd Amendment was written “to guard against tyranny because our Founding Fathers understood that if you did not have an armed populace, a tyrant could take over America.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his strategy on gun control at a State of the State address. Cuomo is pointing toward implementing the “toughest” laws against “high capacity assault rifles” and hopes that other states will follow.
Cuomo said: “Gun violence has been on a rampage as we know firsthand and as we know painfully. We must stop the madness, my friends. In one word it’s just ‘enough.’ It has been enough. We need a gun policy in this state that is reasonable, that is balanced, that is measured.”
Although Cuomo is a gun owner himself, he wants to end “the unnecessary risk of high-capacity assault rifles.”
The plan includes:
• Require federal background checks on private sales
• Ban high-capacity magazines
• Tougher penalties on illegal gun use on school grounds and within gangs
• Strict gun access from the mentally ill
• Ban internet ammunition sales
• Mandate a National Instant Criminal Background Check System on ammunition sales
David Keene, president of the National Association Rifle (NRA), responded to Cuomo by saying: “I was amazed that he said other states will follow New York. They haven’t done that in the past, there’s no reason to believe that they will in the future.”
Keene went on to say: “New York already has very tough gun laws” and predicting Governor Cuomo’s gun control plan would not “make any difference one way or the other in terms of violence of any kind in the state.”
Servicing the police state, officers working in Northampton coerced students at the Northampton High School to sign written statements concerning a threatening letter found on December 19th of last year that caused the school to remove their students.
The note was found in a bathroom. Police and school officials have teamed up to force students to write a statement acknowledging the threat in the hopes that they can use the hand-written statements to match up the handwriting to identify the student who wrote the threatening note.
Police Chief Russell Sienkiewicz claims that this tactic is legal, however it infringes on the student’s rights not to do or say anything that would incriminate them. And since none of these students have been charged with a crime, the police department are acting outside of the law and violating the student’s civil rights.Add This to Technorati Faves