April 23, 2015: The Great Gun Grab

Chelsea Clinton promises her mom’s Supreme Court will gut the 2nd Amendment
chelseaHillary can’t wait to appoint someone else (to the Supreme Court) who will eliminate your rights. As Chelsea Clinton is all too happy to admit; her mom has plans for Heller… In other words, “With Scalia dead, we can finally destroy your 2nd Amendment protections the way we’ve always wanted to, and we’re pretty excited about that.” (Continue to full article)

Clinton Panders to Party’s Base, Praises Connecticut Gun Ban as a National Model
U.S. Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the 2007 "Take Back America" conference in WashingtonClinton – growing increasingly frayed over the stubborn persistence of her opponent in the Democratic Party primary – took to Connecticut this week to push her gun control message to what she hoped would be willing ears. No surprise, she combined her dual instincts for bad policy and pandering by embracing a 140-page gun control law the state passed in 2013 as a model for national legislation. Her comments echoed those of Barack Obama, who at the time also pushed for similar federal action, claiming, “Connecticut has shown the way . . .” (Continue to full article)

Rep. Tom Emmer Introduces Firearm Due Process Protection Act
justiceOn Tuesday, Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN) introduced H.R. 4980, the Firearm Due Process Protection Act. This legislation is meant to ensure that eligible firearms purchasers are not arbitrarily denied their right to obtain firearms. The Act would afford those who are denied a firearm purchase by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) an effective and expeditious means of correcting any misinformation that would erroneously cause such a result… (Continue to full article)

Hillary Blames Guns, Not Criminals
hillary_what mthe eff do you want from meDespite a litany of rebukes from news outlets and organizations that normally provide her with a steady stream of fawning coverage, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton refuses to abandon her misleading statements blaming Vermont’s gun laws for New York’s crime problems. Moreover, her continued defense of the deceptive talking point has provided a disturbing glimpse into the depths of her distorted views on firearms… (Continue to full article)

Professor: “How can I say I don’t want to support students who are gun enthusiasts…”
student_gunsMore evidence that America’s institutions of higher education have given up any pretense of providing a bastion for the free exchange of ideas came this week in the form of a commentary published in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The piece, authored by an anonymous college professor, explains the author’s reluctance to write a recommendation for a former student after promising to do so. The student’s sin? She exercises her Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms… (Continue to full article)

New York City: One Law for the Rich, Another for the Average
fearSomewhere, Big Tim Sullivan might be laughing. Over 100 years after the enactment of New York City’s handgun licensing law (commonly referred to as the Sullivan Act), the measure is still working as the political boss intended. That is to say, it is ensuring that New Yorkers who are well-connected, either by status or more nefarious channels, are able to arm themselves with handguns, while average residents remain at the mercy of the criminal element… (Continue to full article)

Hypocrisy on Firearms Enforcement? Congressman Beyer, Heal Thyself!
atf_logo_s160x160On April 11, U.S. Rep. Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (D-VA) rolled out his so-called ATF Enforcement Act, H.R. 4905 in an opinion piece in the Washington Post. Beyer claimed hypocrisy on the part of NRA and other pro-gun advocates who claim existing laws are not being adequately enforced. “We should call their bluff,” he wrote. Those are big words coming from the author of a bill he claims would “remove obstacles in [ATF’s] path, while also removing provisions in the law that… (Continue to full article)

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