Will Chicago Homicides Beat the 2016 Number of 807? Odds Are Good

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H/T AmmoLand.

We can see by these numbers how well Chicago’s strict gun control laws do not work.

Chicago Death Toll as of 11/12/2017


Ft Collins, CO –-( “That nation is surest to live in peace, that is most capable of making war; and a man with a sword always by his side, shall have least occasion to make use of it.” ~ John Trenchard

The City of Chicago is about to pass yet another dubious milestone:

Six-hundred homicides this year alone, and we still have six weeks to go!

And, the above figure is far from revealing the whole story. The six-hundred bodies are just the ones that someone knows about. Bodies of other “missing” have yet to be found!

Of every six people reported shot (not including suicides and accidental, self-inflicted GSWs), only one ultimately dies.

Many non-fatal gunshot wounds (intentional and accidental) go unreported. In fact, many, probably most, non-injury UDs (and more than a few intentional discharges) are never reported!

A popular media myth is that our nation’s current murder rate is being reduced from previous years.

That may be technically true, but the reason is superior emergency medical care, which means wounds that would have likely been fatal thirty years ago, no longer are.

Another reason is that we have so many violent criminals incarcerated. So long as they’re locked-up, they can’t commit violent crimes (at least outside of prison). I don’t like the cost of incarceration any more than the next tax-payer, but it is money well spent!

In spite of the preceding, murder rates in significant metro areas, like Chicago, are still off the chart, as we see.

And, that’s precisely the way liberal politicians want it!

  • 1) High rates of violent crime keep people frightened, and thus provide a convenient pretext for the continual, exponential growth of government, and therefore the ability of leftist politicians and bureaucrats to lord it over people, which is what they live for!
  • 2) High rates of violent crime provide liberal politicians with a continual reason to push for the banning of guns (from everyone but themselves). Helpless, dependent, perpetual “victims” are much easier “managed” than are proudly independent, self-reliant citizens.
  • 3) Votes and other political support from “victims” are easily purchased and/or threatened out of them.

Thus, nearly every big-city mayor in the USA right now is a functional Communist, either openly (as in NYC), or for all practical purposes.

They’ve manipulated the system to keep themselves in power, forever! In the interim, life-spans of “victims” is about the same as that for hostages.

“Given power over their fellow men, most discover within themselves evil impulses, of which they had been previously unaware.” ~ Arthur Custance


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Chicago ‘Stop the Bleed’ Training an Admission of Failure to Stop the Violence

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H/T AmmoLand.

USA – -( “Amid Chicago gun violence, public campaign aims to help keep victims from bleeding to death,” a Sunday Chicago Tribune report notes.  “Medical experts say anyone can employ a few basic techniques to achieve the same results when confronted with a life-and-death scenario. And a public service campaign called ‘Stop the Bleed’ aims to do just that: teach bystanders to save someone’s life by learning basic blood-stemming techniques.”

The program is not confined to Chicago:

“Stop the Bleed is a national effort established by the White House in 2015 as one response to the Sandy Hook mass school shooting three years before. It aims to arm civilians with skills and bleeding control kits to provide crucial aid in an emergency until medical professionals can take over.”

This is good to know. What’s not good is using it to sway public sentiment against gun ownership. (Homeland Security)

That’s actually not bad knowledge for everyone to have, along with CPR and other disaster preparedness training we could all benefit from. The issue here is it’s dealing with an effect, not a cause — and placing the blame on “gun violence” means the real issues will be ignored, the cycle will continue, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms will continue to be scapegoated.

Because the issue isn’t that people own guns. Look at the remarkably peaceable conduct of what is arguably the most heavily-armed civilian population on the planet, the approximately 5 million members of the NRA and other national and state gun groups.

So is it poverty? That’s what the wealth redistributionists would have everyone believe. But compared to what people in Third World countries have, or even compared to what people in this country, many of whom are still alive, endured in the Great Depression, the plight of those who have access to all kinds of “needs”-encompassing social welfare programs does not seem as dire. Particularly if they have cell phones and cable.

Is it lack of education? Going back to Chi-Town, it’s not like plenty of money hasn‘t been thrown at that:

“Average salaries for 2008-2009 were $56,915 for teachers and $120,659 for administrators. For the 2013-2014 school year, CPS reported 41,579 staff positions including 22,519 teachers and 545 principals. In 2012 CPS reported a budget of $5.11 billion with $2.273 billion from local sources, $1.619 billion from the State of Illinois and $0.977 billion from the U.S. Federal Government. Per student spending was reported at $13,078 in 2010.”

Is it lack of job opportunities? The obvious reality is that those doing the “gangbanging” not only bring no skills or work ethics to the table but have actually proven liabilities and physically dangerous to have around. Besides, if those running the city were truly concerned over economic opportunities for the people whose votes they perceive as owned, they wouldn’t be welcoming in more competition—and illegal competition at that – by defying and attacking enforcement of federal immigration laws and declaring Chicago a “sanctuary city.”

Michael Bloomberg’s “solution” is discriminatory citizen disarmament, hardly a surprise when you consider the “racist roots of gun control.”  He wants to make it illegal for “minority” males under 25 to own a gun, as if that works now with those doing the gang shootings. Still, it’s telling that his envisioned controls somehow end up with “racial purity” being the decider of who is fully enfranchized.

That doesn’t mean we shouldn‘t look at race—not as the cause of violent crime, but as an indicator of urban populations most directly affected by and responsive to a continuing history of destructive government programs encouraging dependency for cynical political purposes. If we’re afraid to even address this we’re never going to be able to make things right. Those hurt the most by this self-imposed blindness will continue to be the least prosperous and protected among us.

And the violence will continue.  Just don’t fall for the ploy of calling it “gun violence,” done to redirect focus from failed control policies in “progressive” enclaves, and to keep the controllers in power.

As long as we’re calling for citizen training though, there is one other thing that could be done that actually would go a long way to stop the violence. But that would require implementing rather than discouraging that which the Founders knew was “necessary to the security of a free State.”

David Codrea in his natural habitat.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

York, Pa Gun Turn-in “BuyBack” Event Nets 36 Guns

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H/T AmmoLand. 

This gun buy back like the others in the past a joke.

Arizona -( On 28 October, 2017, for two hours, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., there was a gun turn in event in York, Pennsylvania. It did not attract many people. It has been reported that 36 guns were turned in.


“I have no use for it and I just wanted to get rid of it,” he said of the Ruger. Plus, he said, he has two grandchildren and figured turning in the gun was the best way to eliminate any chance they could access the pistol.

That handgun was one of 36 guns York City Police collected over a two-hour period Friday night.

There were at least a dozen long guns. I looked at privately owned pictures of the event that are protected by copyright.

There were about 20 handguns, mostly old revolvers, turned in. At least one Colt revolver and a Smith & Wesson or two were included in the handguns turned in. Their value would have been about $400 to $600 each.  A Ruger MKI .22 was turned in. They are worth about $250.  One of the guns turned in was a starter pistol. I have been unable to identify any of the long guns, other than a single barreled shotgun and a .22 rifle. Some of the long guns appeared to have broken stocks.

100 gift cards had been purchased from The Villa shoe store. The money came from the  York County District Attorney’s office.  That would be $5,000 dollars.

It seems a little strange to purchase gift cards from only one store. It is the equivalent of giving a store money.

As only 36 guns were collected, I suspect the other gift cards will be turned back to the shoe store for a refund. The “buyback’ was only open for two hours, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There was a private buyer at the scene. It is unknown if he was able to purchase any firearms.


Stationed next to the firehouse was a man holding a cardboard sign that read, “Consult Me First,” in an effort to attract gunowners who might want to get a fairer price than the city’s $50.

He said he was not affiliated with any gun shop, but believed some guns were likely worth more than what the city could provide. About halfway through the event, he said he had not yet had anyone stop by.

During the period of the gun turn in, there was a gun show in York, at the York County fairgrounds.  I suspect most of the guns brought in would have sold for $50 or more, cash. Certainly the Colt and Smith & Wesson revolvers would have sold for hundreds.  The admission for the gun show was $8.

Gun turn in events tend to be counter productive. They are not really “buy backs” because you cannot “buy back” something that you never owned. The people turning in the guns tend to be older females who inherited the guns. They often turn in guns worth hundreds of dollars for a $50 gift card. They could as easily have taken the gun to the gun show and sold it for hundreds of dollars.

But they do not have the knowledge of how much the guns are worth. They do not take the time to do the online search to find out. If they do, they are the ones who turn in the starter pistols or the older, obsolete revolvers.

I do not know if the lone private purchaser was able to buy any of the firearms that turned up. I wish him luck. Too bad he missed that collectible Colt.

Link to article with numerous examples of private sales at gun turn in events

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About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

Hawaii Opposition to Concealed Carry not Just Over Reciprocity

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H/T AmmoLand.

I wish had a dollar for every time I heard the Damned lie I would be a multimillionaire.
Blood in the streets. Dodge City over fender benders.


USA – -( “Attorney General Doug Chin joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general in forcefully opposing the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, arguing that the ill-conceived legislation would override local public safety decisions and endanger communities and police,” a Monday press release announced. “The legislation (H.R. 38 / S. 446) would force states to recognize concealed carry weapon permits from other states.”

Not all are fans of “progressive” rule. (Hawaii Republican Assembly)

“Hawaii lawmakers already made decisions about firearms and public safety that best serve our state,” Chin claimed. “We will resist any efforts by the federal government to turn our state into the Wild West and strip Hawaii residents of the protections passed by our state leaders.”

That lie again. Blood in the streets. Dodge City over fender benders.

Reality has shown such “predictions” to have been nothing but fallacies intended to spook the herd for over 20 years now. But that doesn’t stop the gun-grabbers from parroting phony talking points, especially when they can count on ignorant constituents dumb enough to cede their rights to scoundrels.

And notice the “home rule” argument is always a one-way street with these characters. You never hear them complaining about federal infringements, only about when the heavy hand eases up.

The truth is, in defiance of federal and state Constitutions, Hawaii officials demand the enforcers be the “Only Ones” authorized to bear arms. According to advocate George Pace, a one-man force of nature championing rights on behalf of fellow Hawaiian gun owners, the state issues no carry permits.

From a summary Pace compiled, noting the attorney general did not start keeping records until 2000, state totals for concealed carry permits are:

Concealed Carry
You won’t be doing this in Hawaii…
  • 2000 – 1 denial
  • 2001 – 8 denials, 2 approved Maui
  • 2002 – 4 denied
  • 2003 – 1 denied
  • 2004 – 5 denied
  • 2005 – 6 denied
  • 2006 – 1 issued Kauai
  • 2007 – 7 denied
  • 2008 – 1 denied
  • 2009 – 3 denied Honolulu
  • 2010 – 3 denied Honolulu
  • 2011 – 8 denials Honolulu
  • 2012 – 5 denials (4 Honolulu, 1 Maui)
  • 2013 – 7 denials Honolulu, I issued Kauai
  • 2014 – 19 denials Honolulu, 2 denials Kauai

2015 saw “[a] statewide total of 44 private citizens applied for a concealed carry license in 2015, including 27 in the City & County of Honolulu, 12 in Hawaii County, three in Kauai County, and two in Maui County; all applicants were denied by the respective county’s chief of police.” The state did not issue any in 2016 either.

“I did file Hawaii’s equivalent to the FOIA request (Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA)), and then appeals when the requests were denied or ignored, for that information.” Pace tells AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

Maui PD claimed that the information on the two licenses they issued in 2001 no longer exists, and claim that no one currently employed by Maui PD knows anything about the cases. Kauai PD provided none of the information I requested (ALL the information about the applications and who made the decisions based upon what criteria, etc.) except to provide me one page photocopies of the (partial) applications with nearly everything redacted except for the actual names of the applicants/grantees, which I had specifically stated that I was NOT asking for! Turns out one was a local judge and the other an active duty military member apparently temporarily stationed on Kauai.

“I also requested any information from the chief of police of Hawaii County (the Big Island) regarding his knowledge of any CCW licenses issued in that county during his 25 years of service (and prior to when the 2000 mandated reporting started, which substantiates zero issued since then),” Pace continued. “He responded that to his knowledge Hawaii County had NEVER issued such a license.”

“Ironically, the Hawaii state constitution, Article I, section 17, reads: ‘A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,’ and is titled ‘Right to BEAR arms’,” Pace elaborated.” The legislators and police department bureaucrats have interpreted that to mean ‘Not one single person in Hawaii may legally bear arms outside their home for self-defense.’”

Pace concluded with an observation that merits special emphasis because it draws on when Hawaii was admitted to the union as a state:

“Oh, and that was passed in 1959 so they weren’t referring to muskets…”

The Founders envisioned a citizen militia, not a “standing army.” (Honolulu PD/DSS)

Also see:

David Codrea in his natural habitat.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.



The “Bump Stock” Overreach

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H/T AmmoLand.

The anti gun crowd want to use a ban on bump stocks to take away all of our Second Amendment Rights.

We need to stay alert and keep their overreach from happening.

The “Bump Stock” Overreach

Arizona -( The media frenzy over the mass murder in Las Vegas has died down faster than any other such story I have seen in the last two decades. The push for legislation to ban “bump stocks” has also died down.  It has not stopped.

As expected, the enemies of an armed population are using “bump stocks” as a vehicle for much broader bans. In Illinois, the last state to pass a concealed carry permit law, the Democrats are looking to ban as many as half the guns in Illinois with the broadly worded measure.

Nearly all semi-automatic firearms would fit under the wording of the bill.


“This bill would essentially prohibit, or outlaw, in our rough estimation, 50 percent of the firearms out in Illinois today,” said Todd Vandermyde, a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association. “This may be a response to what took place in Las Vegas, but the net result is criminalizing a lot of very common things gun owners do to modify their guns to make them shoot better, to make them shoot more accurately.”

Vandermyde called the legislation an “overreach,” saying Democrats are seeking to take advantage of a tragedy to push through tighter gun controls even as facts surrounding the shooting continue to change.

The bill passed a committee on a 7-5 vote, sending it to the House floor. Republicans voted against it. They favor a competing bill that would only apply the ban to bump stocks, not other devices. That measure, sponsored by Rep. Barbara Wheeler, R-Crystal Lake, has the backing of the Illinois State Rifle Association.

A correspondent in Wisconsin has informed me that normally dependable Second Amendment supporters, such as Wisconsin Representative Sean Duffy, are caught up in the emotional frenzy. From Wisconsin:

At the end of the townhall meeting as Duffy said he needed to bolt, I was given the floor to ask my question. I said, as a knee-jerk reaction to the tragedy of the Los Vegas shooting, we will be seeing an attempt to ban bumpstocks and other accessories. Representative Duffy stopped me right then and said, “I will vote to ban bumpstocks. Automatic weapons have been banned for a long time, nobody should have access to automatic weapons.” I replied, That I didn’t think he understood the issue, and that it is the laws physics that they are trying to ban. I told him the effect of a number stock could be attained through, many ways that could not all be banned, a piece of stick, a belt loop and many other ways. I stated that the bill is very ambiguous and up for radical interpretation. Congressman Duffy agreed that it is ambiguous,  but again stated he will vote to ban the bumpstocks.  That ended the discussion.

The broad overreach to criminalize as many firearms and firearm accessories as possible needs to be exposed. The San Francisco 49ers are said to have donated $500,000 in an effort to ban bump stocks, silencers, and armor piercing ammunition. Notice that “armor piercing ammunition and silencers had nothing to do with the atrocity in Las Vegas.


Now the 49ers, the SJPOA and the LA Protective League and other major law enforcement unions are coming together calling for new laws around bump stocks– armor piercing rounds– and gun silencers.

The police unions say the idea is not to restrict gun owners’ rights– but to make the community as a whole safer.

For its part, 49ers are pledging $500,000 toward the campaign– and are working to recruit other NFL teams to sign the pledge. The team and the unions are also working on public service announcements and ways to improve community police relations.

Using their sports platform to push anti-gun policies may not be a good model for the NFL these days.

Legislators need to be reminded to be vigilant against including irrelevant items and activities.

Those pushing for a disarmed population always attempt to portray their extreme policies as “common sense”.

Las Vegas is the only crime where bump stocks have been used. Armor piercing ammo is a virtual non-factor in crime, and silencers are so seldom used in crime the ATF is considering their deregulation.

This is the typical overreach of those opposed to an armed population.

When they push for too much, they should get nothing.

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About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

The Gun Control Round Up – The Legal Brief ~ VIDEO


H/T AmmoLand.

This gun control monster is just like the mythological Hydra we cut off on head and it grows another.

We must keep on chopping off the heads of the gun control beast until there are no more heads growing.



USA – -( Welcome back to The Legal Brief, the show where we CRUSH the various legal myths and misinformation surrounding various areas of the gun world. I’m your host Adam Kraut and today we’re flipping through the highlight reel of the recent onslaught of gun control legislation.

Before we jump into today’s topic I just wanted to take a second to thank all of you for your support. For those of you that haven’t heard, with your help and dedication, I’m back on the ballot for the NRA Board of Directors in 2018. That’s right, we’re doing it again, and this time we’re going across the finish line! I’ll have some more exciting announcements in the coming weeks, so be sure to get subscribed to my email list so you don’t miss a beat. The link is in the description.

First up, H.R. 3999 which was introduced by Representative Curbelo, a Republican of Florida and has 25 Benedict Arnolds, 13 Democrats and 12 Republicans cosponsoring the bill. The bill, as written, would make it unlawful to manufacture, possess, or transfer any part or combination of parts that are designed and function to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not actually convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun. It also imposes mandatory minimums for people who use, carry, or possessed those parts in relation to a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense OR smuggled them in or out of the United States.

So what’s the big deal with this bill? For starters, from a fundamental standpoint, it is wholly unnecessary and is an attempt to legislate murder. Second, there is a HUGE problem with the language. I don’t know about you, but I have no idea what the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle is. The problem is further compounded when the design and function have to be accounted for. Conceivably, that could cover everything from an adjustable gas block to a basic trigger.

The lack of specificity of the bill’s language would create all kinds of problems for those trying to comply with the law. Not to mention, it would open pandora’s box for ATF to issue determination letters on everything from bolt carriers to springs. And if that weren’t bad enough, then the Courts would need to get involved when the legality of some part or parts was challenged.

I stopped by my congressman’s office, who unfortunately happens to be a cosponsor of this nonsense. I’d encourage all of you to pick up the phone and call your Representatives and tell them to vote no on this bill, that essentially is a de facto ban on semiautomatic firearms.

Next up in this all out attack on the Second Amendment, H.R. 3962, the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2017, introduced by Bonnie Watson Coleman of NJ. As the title suggests it would eliminate the ability for ammunition to be sold online. It would further require those selling ammunition to be licensed to do so and impose record-keeping requirements on them. Lastly, sales of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition to a person in 5 days would trigger a reporting requirement…This bill has 29 cosponsors, all of which are Democrats.

Lastly in the House, H.R. 3984, the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act, introduced by Adam Schiff of California. You may remember we previously covered the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act which removes the ability of individuals to sue gun manufacturers and dealers in instances where a gun is used in a crime or unlawful manner. This bill seeks to repeal that protection. It also would allow for information in the ATF Trace Program to be used in civil proceedings. This bill has 28 cosponsors and unsurprisingly, all are Democrats. This one also has a companion bill in the Senate.

Turning to the Senate, everybody’s favorite anti gun zealot, Diane Feinstein has introduced the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act. Similar, in nature to H.R. 3999, this bill also specifies trigger cranks and bump-fire devices in its language. This bill has 38 cosponsors, 37 of which are Democrats and 1 Independent.

We also have Senate Bill 1945, the Keep Americans Safe Act, which would make it unlawful to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a magazine with more than 10 rounds. This would not apply to magazines lawfully possessed prior to the enactment of this bill and of course has exceptions for the United States and its agencies, Law Enforcement, licensees under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, Retired Law Enforcement (if they had purchased the magazine for official purposes while on duty or it was sold or transferred to them by the department upon retirement), and Campus Law Enforcement. Essentially everyone but you and me. They should change this to the two legs good four legs bad act.

Last up in the Senate, the Background Check Completion Act of 2017, which would eliminate the ability of FFLs to transfer a firearm after three business days with no response from NICS. Once again, a solution in search of a problem.

As you can see, it doesn’t take long for gun control bills to be trotted out whenever there is a tragedy. However, none of these bills address the underlying problem of the person who is committing the crime. These bills only serve to punish law abiding citizens who comply with the law. Couple that with the poor wording and the lack of understanding of what the lawmaker is actually trying to regulate, and you get the perfect storm that ATF and Courts will have to sort out.

Complacency Kills.

You need to get involved to make sure that none of these bills make it to the President’s desk. Regardless of whether you think he will sign one or not, you still need to pick up the phone and act. I’ve included a link in the description so you can find your Representative and Senators. Pick up the phone on your way to work, home from work, lunch, whatever, and spend the five minutes making your voice heard. Be polite but be firm that you don’t want them to support any more gun control. It would also be a good time to mention National Reciprocity and the SHARE Act and that you want them to support those bills.

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List of all the bills

  • HR 3947 – Bans parts and accessories that increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm
  • HR 3962 – Bans online sales of ammunition
  • HR 3984 – Repeals the Lawful Protection in Commerce law that would allow lawsuits against FFL’s and manufacturers
  • HR 3986 – Would require the placement of tracking ID into ‘all’ firearms sold in America
  • HR 3987 – Would require a fee to purchase a firearm through NICS and use these monies to fund the CDC to conduct research on gun violence that was previously found to be biased by Congress
  • HR 3998 – Bans firearms for known or ‘suspected’ terrorists
  • HR 3999 – Bans parts that increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm
  • HR 4018 – Institutes a ‘3′ day waiting period nationally for purchase of handgun
  • HR 4025 – Expands reporting of multiple firearms sales
  • HR 4052 – Would ‘ban’ possession and transfer of large capacity magazines (More than 10 rounds)
  • HR 4057 – Expansion of Prohibition for firearms ownership for being on a Terrorist Watch List
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  • S. 1915 – Would require all firearms to be personalized for restricted access and use
  • S. 1916 – Bans parts and accessories that increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm
  • S. 1923 – Expands background checks of firearms
  • S. 1939 – Repeals the Lawful Protection in Commerce law that would allow lawsuits against FFL’s and manufacturers
  • S. 1945 – Would ‘ban’ possession and transfer of large capacity magazines (More than 10 rounds)

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Michael Moore’s Attacks on 2nd Amendment Raise Bylaws Questions for NRA

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Can we believe anything that comes out the mouth of Jabba The Hut’s twin separated at birth Michael Moore?

But on the chance he maybe telling the truth The NRA has some tall explaining as to why he is still a member.

That’s an NRA Life Member hat Michael Moore is wearing. Why is someone who works against everything the Association stands for allowed to remain a member when the Bylaws provide for good cause expulsion?

USA – -( “Michael Moore flubs stats on people killed with guns during home invasions,” Politifact reported Wednesday.  He got so much wrong, they assigned a “Mostly False” rating on their “Truth-O-Meter,” no small acknowledgment considering a demonstrable “progressive” leaning on guns by the self-designated “fact check” arbiters.

Being unbelievable seems to be a habit with this guy.

Yet it was based on such fabricated nonsense that Moore introduced a delusional proposal to repeal the Second Amendment earlier this month. Go ahead and read through it at the link if you like. I did because I had to for this article, but it’s awful tough to slog through a screed so ignorant it claims the Second Amendment was written “was written before bullets … were even invented.”

Still, it makes it fair to wonder why someone who feels that way would claim to be a life member of the National Rifle Association. It’s not surprising that his purported rationale was also delusional:

“After Columbine, I decided that I would run against Charlton Heston for the presidency of the NRA. If elected, my plan was to try to return the NRA to a gun safety organization, instead of its current agenda of gun fanaticism. The rules said that to run for president, you had to be a member for the past five years or buy a lifetime membership for $750. And that’s what I did.”

Right. He’d have defeated Heston and been handed the keys of fundamental transformation. But it’s interesting he brought up rules, since the Bylaws actually disqualify him from membership.

Association Bylaws, Article III, Sec. 11, “Involuntary Termination of Membership and Disciplinary Proceedings” states in part:

“Any individual or organization member may be suspended or expelled for good cause, including, but not limited to, any conduct which is contrary to, or in violation of the Bylaws of the Association.”

Moore’s long-time public anti-gun advocacy is in direct conflict with Article II, Purposes and Objectives, section 1:

“To protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially with reference to the inalienable right of the individual American citizen guaranteed by such Constitution to acquire, possess, collect, exhibit, transport, carry, transfer ownership of, and enjoy the right to use arms, in order that the people may always be in a position to exercise their legitimate individual rights of self-preservation and defense of family, person, and property, as well as to serve effectively in the appropriate militia for the common defense of the Republic and the individual liberty of its citizens;”

Additionally, Article III, “Membership,” section 1., “Eligibility,” requires that the member “subscribes to the objectives and purposes of the Association.”

The thing is, NRA leadership was apprised of this over 15 years ago. They not only failed to act on a legitimate member inquiry, submitted in accordance with the Bylaws and requiring an investigation, but ignored it and left it unacknowledged.

And that leaves one of two possibilities: Either Moore has been lying all along about his life membership, always a distinct possibility, or someone in authority at NRA deliberately ignored rules that are mandated as binding on all.

And either way, it’s in our interests as gun owner rights advocates to know the truth. Because if they don’t boot him out, how can they enforce such rules against anyone?

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.



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