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Post by Chilidog » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:12 pm

Meanwhile a bunch of conspiracy nut in the Missouri legislature have shut down the states drivers license program over fears that the federal government is going to "take our guns."[/break1]org/justice/2013/04/23/1908501/missouri-senators-cite-gun-un-conspiracy-theories-in-voting-to-defund-drivers-license-bureau/?mobile=wp]http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/0 ... ?mobile=wp



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Meanwhile a bunch of conspiracy nut in the Missouri legislature have shut down the states drivers license program over fears that the federal government is going to "take our guns."[/break1]org/justice/2013/04/23/1908501/missouri-senators-cite-gun-un-conspiracy-theories-in-voting-to-defund-drivers-license-bureau/?mobile=wp]http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/0 ... ?mobile=wpFucking teabag anarchists.



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Post by mimi » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:57 pm

that's a nutty story.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:06 pm

Meanwhile a bunch of conspiracy nut in the Missouri legislature have shut down the states drivers license program over fears that the federal government is going to "take our guns."[/break1]org/justice/2013/04/23/1908501/missouri-senators-cite-gun-un-conspiracy-theories-in-voting-to-defund-drivers-license-bureau/?mobile=wp]http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/0 ... ?mobile=wpRepublican legislators in Jeff City must be jealous that their counterparts to the south and west appear to be nuckin' futz.



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Post by mimi » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:34 am

AdamSerwer @AdamSerwerWith gun control dead, world's leading maker of bulletproof clothing rolling out a line for US schoolkids: bit.ly/YMd2hCMoJo post is here:[/break1]motherjones.com/mojo/2013/04/video-bulletproof-school-clothing]http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/04 ... l-clothingIt's getting more and more like a 3d world country.



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Post by mimi » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:47 am

Let's hope this is the case for all who voted against the background checks:








April 24, 2013


Ayotte faces backlash over gun vote





Gun show background checks are pretty universally popular in New Hampshire...and Kelly Ayotte is facing some serious backlash from voters in the state for voting against them last week.





Ayotte now has a negative approval rating with 44% of voters giving her good marks and 46% disapproving. That's down a net 15 points from the last time we polled on her, in October, when she had a 48% approval with 35% disapproving. 75% of New Hampshire voters- including 95% of Democrats, 74% of independents, and 56% of Republicans- say they support background checks. And 50% of voters in the state say Ayotte's 'no' vote will make them less likely to support her in a future election, compared to just 23% who consider it to be a positive.





Ayotte won her seat in 2010 by 23 points. But in a very early hypothetical match up between her and new Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan, she trails by a 46/44 margin. This issue is really giving her some trouble.





Speaking of Hassan, she's off to a good start in her first term as Governor. 50% of voters approve of her to only 31% who disapprove, including a 47/29 spread with independents. She holds leads ranging from 14 to 20 points over five potential Republican foes for reelection that we tested against her.more:


[/break1]publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/04/ayotte-faces-backlash-over-gun-vote.html]http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main ... -vote.html



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Post by A Legal Lohengrin » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:15 pm

Let's hope this is the case for all who voted against the background checks:About time. We need to start collecting scalps from these scum. Apparently, that is all they understand.All these bastards need to be targeted, if not in the general election, then in a primary. The NRA needs to be defanged, and these cowards need to understand that there will be penalties for their groveling to the NRA. The good guys need teeth.



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Post by mimi » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:47 pm

America's gun: Sales of AR-15s soar





At the GunRunners Gun Show outside Atlanta, the line stretches out the door and around the corner. Dozens of people are waiting, ready to fork over big bucks for everything from pistols to high capacity magazines.





Here, the hottest seller isn't a shotgun, handgun, or even a pair of Angie Whitaker's .22-caliber bullet casing earrings. It's the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.





"We probably brought maybe 100 AR-15s with us," said vendor George Mazzant, from On the Square Gun & Pawn. "I'd like to sell half of them, and, I'm sure we will. We've been doing that well every weekend."





Mazzant is running a special, selling Stag Arms AR-15 rifles for $999. It's an offer that's too good for show attendee Ken Farrell to pass up."[It's] been a very, very busy year for us," said Mark Malkowski, president of Stag Arms in New Britain, Conn. "Right now we're at about a year's back order, 70,000 rifles at this point."[/break1]nbcnews.com/business/americas-gun-sales-ar-15s-soar-6C9605576]http://www.nbcnews.com/business/america ... -6C9605576








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Post by Circumspect » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:33 am

Amusing video. [/break1]upworthy.com/you-know-what-the-founding-fathers-said-about-your-right-to-bear-arms-this?c=ufb1]http://www.upworthy.com/you-know-what-t ... his?c=ufb1I just saw this. It's hilarious and it makes a wonderful point! Thanks W4!



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Post by Mr. Gneiss » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:25 am

Some fuckwits in the Greeley, CO area are pissed about Colorado's new gun-control legislation.The original article is from the Greeley Daily Tribune (pay wall) reprinted in the Denver Post.[/break1]denverpost.com/ci_23130313/native-americans-incensed-over-pro-gun-billboard]Pro-gun Native American billboard draws criticism



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Post by Chilidog » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:12 pm

America's gun: Sales of AR-15s soar











Here, the hottest seller isn't a shotgun, handgun, or even a pair of Angie Whitaker's .22-caliber bullet casing earrings. It's the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.


.I will admit that I like guns. I don't collect them, but I do own a few.





But to me, the AR-15 is an ugly piece of crap. Not because its a military style weapon, but what they are selling out there just has no appeal to me.





Give me a nice bolt action rifle with a walnut stock any time.



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Post by Skip Intro » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:23 pm

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Post by SueDB » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:27 pm

[/break1]us/photo/my-images/823/925l.gif/]http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/886/925l.gifI guess there ARE a couple of concealed carry places there....


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Post by BFB » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:29 pm

[/break1]us/photo/my-images/823/925l.gif/]http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/886/925l.gifI guess there ARE a couple of concealed carry places there....Where's his fuckin' neck?



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Post by jtmunkus » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:36 pm

[/break1]us/photo/my-images/823/925l.gif/]http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/886/925l.gifI guess there ARE a couple of concealed carry places there....Where's his fuckin' neck?He has to use the pistol for this activity, since he can't find his ........ :dontwanttolook:



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Post by Skip Intro » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:42 pm

Where's his fuckin' neck?I think his body is absorbing it for food.



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Post by mimi » Wed May 01, 2013 2:14 pm

I musta missed this from March.











NRA-Driven Gun Provisions Pass Along With Spending Bill





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March 21, 2013 5:42 PM





But it turns out the continuing resolution didn't just address spending. It contains six measures that limit how federal agencies deal with guns.What is new is that the continuing resolution makes four of these riders permanent.One rider prevents the Department of Justice from requiring gun dealers to conduct an inventory to see if guns are lost or stolen. Another requires the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to make it clear that any data from criminal traces on guns can't be used to draw broad conclusions about firearms-related crime. A couple deal with curios and relics — collectible guns.more:


[/break1]npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/03/21/174969923/nra-driven-gun-provisions-pass-along-with-spending-bill]http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics ... nding-bill



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Post by mimi » Thu May 02, 2013 10:22 am

Alabama Senate Passes Bill Nullifying ALL Federal Gun Laws





By Ian Millhiser on May 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm





Earlier this week, the Alabama senate passed a bill that purports to nullify any action the federal government takes regarding firearms. The bill provides that “[a]ll federal acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the Second Amendment,” and that such acts “shall not be recognized by this state, are specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.” Last month, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed a similar bill into law in his state.





As ThinkProgress has previously explained, these bills are unconstitutional and have virtually no chance of being upheld by the courts. The Constitution provides that duly enacted federal laws “shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.” Indeed, if states had the unilateral authority to decide which federal laws are or are not constitutional, as nullification’s proponents claim, it would undermine America’s very ability to exist as a single nation. As James Madison warned, nullification would “speedily put an end to the Union itself.”more


[/break1]org/justice/2013/05/01/1945191/alabama-senate-passes-bill-nullifying-all-federal-gun-laws/]http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/0 ... -gun-laws/








So it's just more of the same. And the states will pay to defend these, and ultimately lose.



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Post by mimi » Thu May 02, 2013 10:49 pm

There's a new NRA president.





RT @mmfa: Fun Fact: The NRA's new president called the Civil War the "war of northern aggression" mm4a.org/15ciFOq Five Things To Know About The NRA's New President Jim Porter


Blog ››› 8 hours and 17 minutes ago ››› MATT GERTZ





[/break1]org/blog/2013/05/02/five-things-to-know-about-the-nras-new-presiden/193875]http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/05/02 ... den/193875





[/break1]meetthenra.org/nra-member/Jim%20Porter]http://www.meetthenra.org/nra-member/Jim%20Porter



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Post by mimi » Thu May 02, 2013 11:28 pm

U.S. attorney general tells Brownback new gun law is unconstitutional





Holder cited the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution in saying Kansas may not prevent federal employees and officials from carrying out their responsibilities.





In his letter, he also wrote that federal agencies “will continue to execute their duties to enforce all federal firearms laws and regulations.”





“Moreover, the United States will take all appropriate action, including litigation,” he wrote, “to prevent the State of Kansas from interfering with the activities of federal officials enforcing federal law.”





House lawmakers approved the Second Amendment Protection Act (SB 102) in a 96-24 vote, declaring Kansas-made guns immune from federal regulations inside the state. The Senate approved it 35-4.

[/break1]kansascity.com/2013/05/02/4214060/us-attorney-general-tells-gov.html]http://www.kansascity.com/2013/05/02/42 ... s-gov.html





Holder wrote Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) in late April that the new law which would prohibit the enforcement of federal gun laws on all guns that are made and stay in Kansas violates the U.S. Constitution's supremacy clause and that the federal government would be willing to take Kansas to court over the law, the Associated Press reported Thursday. In April, Brownback signed the law, which is being described as the most pro-Second Amendment measure in the country. It says that any federal agent who enforces a federal gun law on a "made-in-Kansas" gun would face felony charges.




Hildabrand, who said the law is needed for the state's economy, deferred to Brownback on battling Holder in court.





The Kansas law has bipartisan support, including Democratic co-sponsors state Reps. Jan Pauls (Hutchison) and Brandon Whipple (Wichita), who did not return requests for comments. In February, Pauls, a former judge, told HuffPost that it would be up to the courts to determine constitutionality.





The Kansas battle comes as lawmakers in neighboring Missouri are considering similar legislation, which has passed the GOP-controlled state House. Missouri state Rep. Stacey Newman (D-St. Louis) said that Holder's action would not stop her state, but said she is glad he is taking action.

[/break1]huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/02/eric-holder-sam-brownback_n_3204287.html?utm_hp_ref=politics]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/0 ... f=politics








The Kansas law is modeled on a 2009 Montana law that is being reviewed by a federal appeals court, and Alaska lawmakers approved a similar measure last month. Alabama, Missouri and Oklahoma lawmakers are considering similar legislation.




Supporters of the Kansas law softened it — to say that federal agents wouldn’t be arrested or detained while trials were pending — and insist that it will withstand court scrutiny. A federal agent convicted for the first time could face six months in prison, though probation would be the presumed sentence.







Stoneking said a dispute could arise after a local gunsmith sells a firearm manufactured in Kansas to a state resident without complying with federal requirements for a background check on the buyer or registering the gun.





“Until that actually happens, there won’t be any litigation,” she said. “The federal government will have to have some way of finding out.”




[/break1]cbslocal.com/2013/05/02/holder-kansas-law-blocking-federal-gun-regulations-unconstitutional/]http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/05/ ... itutional/








:-?





So I saw someone at Reddit mention this case.





Wickard v. Filburn


[/break1]wikipedia.org/wiki/Wickard_v._Filburn]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wickard_v._Filburn





Said that case would apply to this law. Sez Kansas new Gun Law is unconstitutional.








Then I saw this as well.





Nullification: How States Are Making It a Felony to Enforce Federal Gun Laws





[/break1]propublica.org/article/nullification-how-states-are-making-it-a-felony-to-enforce-federal-gun-laws]http://www.propublica.org/article/nulli ... l-gun-laws



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Post by MsDaisy » Mon May 06, 2013 10:51 am

Cross posting from the Another Shooting thread.Post by Patagoniagirl » Mon May 06, 2013 10:24 amGot this email from Organizing for Action.The gun lobby is pretty happy with itself.They succeeded in scaring members of Congress into voting against something that 90 percent of Americans -- and 74 percent of NRA members -- support.They like it the way things are, where the most powerful interest groups in Washington get to override the voices of millions of Americans.OFA will be the grassroots movement that counteracts that. We're going to show members of Congress that, if you stand up to the special interests, the people in your districts will be right there to get your back.Our petition to Congress is going to the printers at midnight tonight. It'd be a real shame if it didn't have your name on it, wouldn't it?We'll never be as deep-pocketed or as well-connected as the gun lobby.What we have is better. It's the voices of real Americans who are standing up and saying they've seen enough of gun violence tearing apart communities like Newtown and Tucson and Aurora and Chicago.Together, we're committing to keep fighting for this issue until something is done. We will be heard -- and it's time for our lawmakers in Washington to find their courage to stand up to a political bully.Add your name to OFA's petition to congressional leaders before midnight to demand that they take action to reduce gun violence:[/break1]barackobama.com/Sign-the-Petition]http://my.barackobama.com/Sign-the-Petition (full link below)[/break1]barackobama.com/page/m/55c1a]https://my.barackobama.com/page/m/55c1a ... iNzIifQ==/Let's go.JonJon CarsonExecutive DirectorOrganizing for Action@JonCarsonOFA----------------A movement of millions elected President Obama. Let's keep fighting for change. Chip in $41 or more to support Organizing for Action today.PAID FOR BY ORGANIZING FOR ACTIONContributions or gifts to Organizing for Action are not tax deductible.


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Post by Patagoniagirl » Mon May 06, 2013 11:13 am

More appropriate thread...thank you.



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not sure where else to put this. we started talking about it on Orly's latest poopies..... http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopi ... 502566Open Carry March In Washington Seeks To Put 'Government On Notice' With Loaded RiflesPro-gun activists are planning to march from Virginia into Washington, D.C., on July 4 as part of an open carry demonstration that could bring thousands of illegally displayed weapons into the nation's capital.The event, coordinated by libertarian radio host Adam Kokesh and advertised as an "Open Carry March on Washington," is hoping to bring upward of 10,000 demonstrators ready to say "in the SUBTLEST way possible that we would rather die on our feet than live on our knees."The subtlety will apparently be exhibited by breaking Washington, D.C., law, which does not issue any permits to carry firearms openly or in any other manner. While an earlier version of the event's listing described it as an "act of civil disobedience, not a permitted event," according to an update on May 6, there will be "coordination with D.C. law enforcement prior to the event" now that the march has gained momentum. [/break1]huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/06/open-carry-march-washington_n_3222511.html?ref=topbar]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/0 ... ref=topbar


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Post by mimi » Wed May 08, 2013 12:38 am

Loopholes in Gun Laws Allow Buyers to Skirt Checks


By MICHAEL COOPER, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MICHAEL LUO


Published: April 10, 2013





That post debunks the rightwing meme that background checks wouldn't make a difference.





When Zina Haughton, 42, got a restraining order against her husband, Radcliffe, last October — she told a court that his threats “terrorize my every waking moment” — he became ineligible to buy a gun under federal law. But he found a way around that: he bought a gun from a private seller he found on the Internet who, unlike federally licensed dealers, was not legally required to check his background.





That is how Mr. Haughton was able to buy a handgun for $500 in the parking lot of a McDonalds that he took with him on Oct. 21 to the spa in a suburb of Milwaukee where his wife worked. There, Mr. Haughton opened fire at the spa’s pedicure station, law enforcement officials said, and kept shooting until he had killed his wife and two women she worked with and injured four other women. He then killed himself.




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[/break1]nytimes.com/2013/04/11/us/gun-law-loopholes-let-buyers-skirt-background-checks.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0]http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/us/gu ... d=all&_r=0



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Post by Dolly » Thu May 23, 2013 12:20 am

Armed teachers bill passes without Governor's signatureMONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) -Alabama lawmakers stayed up late into the night to consider last-minute bills before the last day of the 2013 legislative session on Monday.Both chambers in the state house voted to override Gov.. Robert Bentley's veto on a local bill that would allow armed teachers in Franklin County schools.The bill will now become law without the governor's signature. It will allow teachers and other school employees to carry a gun at school – so long as they are properly trained as police officers or sheriff's deputies. [/break1]myfoxal.com/story/22310083/s]http://www.myfoxal.com/story/22310083/s


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