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New York Sheriff On Handgun Renewal Permits, ‘Throw Them In The Garbage Because That Is Where They Belong.’ [VIDEO]

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This is from The Daily Caller.

Bravo Sheriff Thomas Lorey Bravo.

Fulton County, N.Y. is home to a strong hunting and fishing tradition. Guns are everywhere, but life isn’t easy.

Temperatures are often well below zero, and snow piles drift up so high against your home that you have to go to the second floor to be able to look outside a window.

Jobs are scarce since the leather industry exited a few decades ago. Taxes are high, and it seems the government solution to the unemployment problem is to move people to public assistance.

 It is the perfect example of a bad state government imposing its will on a people that don’t need advice from Albany politicians that have never set foot into the county. The people there want to be able to care for themselves.

As a kid, the only time in 10 years I was ever stopped by the police for carrying a gun through Fulton County was when I was walking home from a hunt with my Ithaca Model 37.

The officer pulled over and asked if I was coming or going to hunt. When I told him I was walking home he responded with, “Oh, OK, I get off in 30 minutes and was just wondering if you wanted to go out.”

If you want to meet people upset with the government, you would do well to stop by Fulton County.

Enter Sheriff Thomas Lorey. Lorey has been a lawman in the county in one form or other for nearly 45 years. Before becoming a police officer he was a Navy man. Somewhere in-between he became an “Oath Keeper.”

Oath Keepers are former military and law enforcement/first responders who still pledge to, “Defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

Lorey is intending to uphold his oath against those Second Amendment hating politicians in the state capitol.

In a video posted on Friday, this is how Lorey opened his remarks to a small group of concerned citizens, “We’re starting this fight, this fight is going to be a long and difficult fight.

The government and Andrew Cuomo are dragging us into a pit. These are the folks (present meeting attendees) that are going to drag us out of the pit because I think this war is going to last that long.”

“One of the things I want to talk about is the renewal of pistol permits,” the sheriff continues. “There is a lot of scuttlebutt going around about it and I want to set the record straight.

Fulton County is one of the pilot counties…they are going to send out 500 invitations to my county and that’s all they are is invitations. The invitation is going to ask you if you would like to renew early…I’m asking everyone that gets those invitations to throw them in the garbage because that is where they belong.”

 New York has two types of handgun permits. One type is a permit to carry, which is rarely approved.
The second is a permit to possess a handgun. Regarding the permit to possess a handgun, the sheriff is telling his audience to allow their permit paperwork to expire.

“Don’t do it, let’s have everybody’s permit expire the same day and let them see what they are going to do with it,” he said.

This is a David vs. Goliath fight for gun rights. Fulton County is poised to defy a governor that has forced unreasonable gun restrictions on law-abiding citizens – in this case paying the state for the right to keep your handgun.

Fortunately, there is one sheriff who is not afraid to make a stand for the right to keep and bear arms.

Hats off to Lorey. A nation of gun owners applauds you.

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Why Should The NYPD Stand Up, If Almost Nobody Else Will?

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This is from Clash Daily.

If the NYPD cannot get anyone in power in New York to stand up for them, why should they risk their necks?

 

A few days ago I found myself arguing with some idiot about the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson case.

“Have you even looked at the mountain of eyewitness testimony and other evidence showing that Wilson acted legally, in self-defense?” I asked the nutjob.

“I don’t have to. I just know Wilson lied,” was his reply.

What are we supposed to do with the endless mobs of people like this?  They’re smashing property, attacking and murdering random police officers and civilians, burning down buildings, storming police stations, clogging up our roads, shutting down commerce, keeping people from getting to work or home from work, and generally doing the same type of thing the current top law enforcement officer in the land, Eric Holder, did himself while a student at Columbia University.

That’s right, The Daily Caller reported that in 1970, Holder was a member of a militant group of armed black radicals who not only took over the Dean’s office, but also campus ROTC headquarters, demanding that the space be renamed “The Malcolm X Lounge.”

Back then, the authorities were terrified of the consequences of standing up to the black mob, and the space was renamed.

Eric Holder the militant black terrorist got his way.

That was then.  This is now.  Now, we learn that Eric Holder’s DOJ has doled out at least 1.5 million of our tax dollars to a group which used some of the funding to make a rap video urging the murder of white police officers.

But wait!  There’s more!  If all that isn’t bad enough, the black Muslim who recently executed the two NYPD officers in cold blood worked for one of Barack Obama’s key Islamic advisors.

I could go on and on and on, with countless examples of other horrors in high places and on the ground across this country.  But what’s the point?  Neither you, nor anyone with the power to do so are really going to do anything about it all, and the mobs know it.  That’s why they do it.

Or am I wrong?  Are you going to do something?

I happen to know exactly what we should do with these lawless scum.  I also know what my chances of getting elected to any kind of political office look like.

But if I’m wrong, tell me.  I’m at my post seven days a week, including holidays

DNC sends email defending Obama from impeachment possibility

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This is from The Daily Caller.

The DemocRats are in panic mode.

Hopefully their paranoia will become reality.  

 

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out a paranoid email Saturday evening urging supporters to vote for Democrats so that Republicans can’t impeach President Obama.

The email, subject line “Impeachment,” was sent to Obama for America supporters, imploring them to contribute to the DNC’s 2014 efforts. “What do these people all have in common?,” the email asked, featuring quotes from Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan, and Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas discussing the possibility of impeaching Obama for one of his numerous instances of presidential misconduct.

The DNC email discussed the “I-Word” and said that “Republicans are actually excited about the idea.”

 

“Show these Republicans that they are way, way off-base, and give President Obama a Congress that has his back,” according to the DNC email, noting that Democrats need to win 17 GOP House seats to reclaim a majority.

The DNC, which recently expanded its political tactics to include boycotting independent news outlets, previously supported the last president to be impeached: Bill Clinton.

Obama’s staff changed key talking points on the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack; his Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups during the 2012 election cycle; and Obama personally lied to the American people when he told them that they could keep their existing doctors and health insurance plans under Obamacare.

Obama’s expansion of executive branch authority is “setting the stage for something very dangerous in the future” according to Republican Rep. Justin Amash.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/28/dnc-sends-email-defending-obama-from-impeachment-possibility/#ixzz2otZRrxLt

 

EPA says taking over private property will benefit the economy

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How will people loosing their property help the economy?

Productive farms growing food, hogs, cattle and other livestock

being shut down will affect the food supply and jobs.

Can the EPA run your property better than you? The Environmental Protection Agency says that its proposal to extend its regulatory powers over wetlands and waterways would produce economic benefits.

Republican lawmakers warn that the agency is trying to extend its power to regulate private property.

The EPA’s rule would redefine the term “waters of the United States” to include all “tributaries, regardless of size and flow, and all lakes, ponds and wetlands within a floodplain” reports E&E News. Other bodies of water, “such as geographically isolated wetlands, would have to be shown on a case-by-case basis to have a significant chemical, physical or biological effect on larger waterways downstream — a major point of concern for environmental groups” E&E added.

According to a document obtained by E&E News purporting to be from the EPA, the Clean Water Act rule would cost the U.S. between $133.7 million and $231 million per year and yield yearly benefits from $300.7 million to $397.6 million — meaning the rule could produce up to $263.9 million in economic benefits a year.

Republicans are displeased.

“The EPA’s draft water rule is a massive power grab of private property across the U.S. This could be the largest expansion of EPA regulatory authority ever,” said Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith. “If the draft rule is approved, it would allow the EPA to regulate virtually every body of water in the United States, including private and public lakes, ponds and streams.”

The EPA says that claims of private property takeovers are false. The agency told Fox News that the draft water rule would “not expand EPA’s or the (Army Corps of Engineers’) jurisdiction or protect any new waters that have not historically been covered under the Clean Water Act.”

Environmentalists have applauded the EPA’s rule as much needed clarification under the Clean Water Act, arguing that previous court decisions had caused confusion over what waterways the agency had authority over.

“The benefits of protecting our rivers, lakes and streams are clear,” said Ally Fields, a clean water advocate at Environment America. “With the drinking water for 117 million Americans at risk, it’s time for the EPA to fix the Clean Water Act and protect all our waterways.”

The EPA is basing its rule on a draft environmental report looking into the connectivity of waterways. The report has yet to be reviewed by the EPA’s science advisory panel and Republican lawmakers have urged the White House to put a hold on the rule until it has been reviewed.

“If EPA moves forward with this draft rule, as they have already committed to, the property rights of millions of Americans would be at stake,” said Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter, who joined with two House Republicans in asking the White House to stall the rule last month until it has been fully reviewed.

“The agency’s own science advisors have not had the opportunity to review the science underpinning this rule,” said Rep. Smith. “Any rule that could give EPA the authority to tell us what to do in our own backyards needs to be supported by sound science.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/09/epa-says-taking-over-private-property-will-benefit-the-economy/#ixzz2n8PSW7p9

Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare website

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This is from The Daily Caller.

A crony of Moochelles and an Obama contributor is at

the company that got the no bid contract for the ACA website.

One more example of Obama corruption.

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website.

Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov. CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company.

Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

Toni Townes ’85 is a onetime policy analyst with the General Accounting Office and previously served in the Peace Corps in Gabon, West Africa. Her decision to return to work, as an African-American woman, after six years of raising kids was applauded by a Princeton alumni publication in 1998

George Schindler, the president for U.S. and Canada of the Canadian-based CGI Group, CGI Federal’s parent company, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract.

As reported by the Washington Examiner in early October, the Department of Health and Human Services reviewed only CGI’s bid for the Obamacare account. CGI was one of 16 companies qualified under the Bush administration to provide certain tech services to the federal government. A senior vice president for the company testified this week before The House Committee on Energy and Commerce that four companies submitted bids, but did not name those companies or explain why only CGI’s bid was considered.

On the government end, construction of the disastrous Healthcare.gov website was overseen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of longtime failed website-builder Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services.

Update: The Daily Caller repeatedly contacted CGI Federal for comment. After publication of this article, the company responded that there would be “nothing coming out of CGI for the record or otherwise today.” The company did however insist that The Daily Caller include a reference to vice president Cheryl Campbell’s House testimony. This has been included as a courtesy to the company.

Obamacare seeks to segregate patients, doctors by race

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This is from The Daily Caller.

Obama is usering in the new Jim Crow era.

Wiil America become racially segregated once more?

It sems t be th goal of this semn of Obamacare.

 

 

If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor under Obamacare — if you both belong to the same race.

Obamacare’s spectacular flop of a rollout distracts from its crude calculus that encourages the allocation of healthcare resources along racial lines and a doctor-patient system splintered into ethnicities.

While the 2010 Patient Protecion and Affordable Care Act’s language on diversity sounds innocuous, a review of the frankly separatist thinking of the law’s ardent supporters indicates Obamacare is aiming for a health care system that puts political correctness above the struggle against illness and death.

A 2009 report by the Center for American Progress (CAP) examining the House and Senate bill eventually signed by President Barack Obama advocates pairing patients and doctors of the same race, a goal toward which the law channels taxpayer dollars.

“Research suggests that health care providers’ diagnostic and treatment decisions, as well as their feelings about patients, are influenced by patients’ race or ethnicity,” the CAP report reads. “Several studies have shown that racial concordance is substantially and positively related to patient satisfaction.”

The key phrase is “race concordance” — a word which means “a state in which things agree and do not conflict with one another.”

“There is… evidence that race concordance — defined as shared racial or ethnic identities between clinicians and patients — is related to patient reports of satisfaction, participatory decision making, timeliness of treatment, and trust in the health system,” the report reads. In other words, fixing the broken U.S. healthcare system means assigning Hispanic doctors to Hispanic patients, African American doctors to African American patients, Creole doctors to Creole patients, and so on.

To accomplish this, the CAP report explains, Obamacare pours taxpayer dollars into affirmative-action candidates whose judgment will lead them to make life-or-death decisions. Ultimately, these taxpayer-funded grants would provide scholarships and loan forgiveness for minorities so they could provide healthcare services exclusively to their own race or ethnicity.

Obamacare, the report reads, “provides scholarships and loan repayment support for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds serving in the health professions, and it grants funding for the Health Careers Opportunities Program, which supports schools that recruit and train individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to work in the health professions. The bill also establishes a grant program at HRSA to promote health care professionals’ cultural and linguistic competence.”

A 2010 report [pdf] from Families USA’s Minority Health Initiatives offers similar language. The report applauds the Affordable Care Act for providing health care materials that are “culturally and linguistically appropriate.” Families USA adds, “The legislation also provides grants for training health care providers in culturally appropriate care and services.”

Grants are indeed handed out on a racial or ethnic basis. For example, Subtitle D, Sec. 756 of the Affordable Care Act lists eligibility requirements for mental health grants that demand universities and colleges recruit and “understand the concerns” of minority students, that programs offered to those students must emphasize “cultural or linguistic competency” — and the institutions must provide the HHS Secretary racial data on its student body, under threat of not only losing its grants, but being forced to repay them to the government.

Obamacare also re-authorizes The Office of Minority Health, whose secretary will hand out grants, government contracts and other taxpayer-funded favors to “eliminate racial and ethnic disparities.”

Other sections of the Affordable Care Act also go beyond standard diversity boilerplate to describe a more prescriptive approach to ethnicity in health care. In one section, Obamacare outlines the relationship between HHS and the CDC, awarding grants to healthcare agencies to “promote positive health behaviors and outcomes for populations in medically underserved communities through the use of community health workers.”

The law also includes this line:

“The Secretary shall encourage community health worker programs receiving funding under this section to implement a process or outcome-based payment system that rewards community health center workers for connecting underserved populations with the most appropriate services at the most appropriate time.”

That same section of the law also provide grants to “identify, educate, refer, and enroll underserved populations to appropriate healthcare agencies.”

Despite their invocations of “diversity,” progressives pushing healthcare reform are quick to sow self-enriching discord and allege racism lurking in the hearts of nurses changing bedpans for critically ill patients.

The CAP report blames racism for U.S. healthcare woes — “biases and stereotypes inherent in the healthcare system and in individuals” — and for disparities in healthcare coverage. Only 11 percent of whites are uninsured, while 31 percent of Hispanics, 32 percent of American Indians and 19 of African Americans have no health coverage, which CAP, incredibly, deplores as an active effort meant to harm minorities.

Catchphrases such as “culturally competent care” appear several times in the study and its authors advocate for a means to “tackle bias and stereotyping … in the health professional-patient encounter.” In other words, CAP insinuates that coldhearted doctors deliberately withhold treatment from some patients in a conspiracy that leaves millions suffering.

CAP provides no evidence for its extraordinary presumptions, but proceeds apace with wild conclusions drawn from healthcare data. Again and again, the Center presents a specter of racism haunting the U.S. healthcare system, a “root cause” with deadly results.

“A second analysis… concluded that over 880,000 deaths would have been averted if African American mortality rates been equivalent to that of white Americans during this time period,” reads one typical line of breathless inquiry, turning data on its head and implying America willingly lets its own citizens die.

“Addressing these disparities is also an issue of social justice that can be regarded as a moral imperative,” the report declares. According to CAP and Obamacare, segregation of health services is a step forward, “the right thing to do.”

Throughout the Obamacare process, administration officials have put a strange emphasis on racial and ethnic factors of dubious relation to health care outcomes. On the day the exchanges opened, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius boasted the national call center employed translators ready to interpret 150 different languages. Her comment was one of many that seemed aimed at separating Americans into units labeled by skin color, ethnicity and other areas that are unrelated to the goal of helping sick people get better.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/20/obamacare-seeks-to-segregate-patients-doctors-by-race/#ixzz2ibhM8yqA

Students suspended for wearing Confederate flags to protest gay rainbow flag

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This is from The Daily Caller.

You can protest and attack Christians.

Yet you can not protest homosexuals.

Political Correctness is destroying freedoms in America.

Here is what God says about homosexuality.

Leviticus 18:22

New Living Translation (NLT)

22 “Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.

At Tahoma High School in the nether suburbs of Seattle, it’s totally okay to display a gay-pride flag, but two juniors were suspended for three days for wearing Confederate flags at school.

An unnamed school district spokesman said that a sophomore had been exhibiting a gay-pride flag at Tahoma High for the last two weeks, reports local CBS affiliate KIRO. When the two juniors showed up on Tuesday in a common area wearing the Confederate flags as a political statement in response, they were suspended.

School officials said the Confederate flags caused a disruption because some students were upset. The officials added that the garb was an undisclosed violation of the Tahoma High dress code.

At least one of the unidentified, Confederate flag-wearing students wore the controversial symbol around his neck in some fashion.

Local residents supported the school’s decision, according to KIRO.

“I can see where we wouldn’t okay that,” said concerned aunt Tiki Scroggins, who was at at school to pick up her nephew. “There’s too many ethnic backgrounds that that could offend.”

“It’s about the attitude,” she added.

Students with whom the CBS affiliate spoke also voiced support for the suspension. They noted that it’s one thing to see the flag on a vehicle, but another to see it at school.

“You don’t expect, like, kids to show up with a Confederate flag on their back,” senior Coleman Wooten said.

It’s not clear if the two juniors will fight their suspensions.

In February, school officials in Wolcott, Conn reversed a prior decision to prohibit a high school student from wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with an anti-gay message. (RELATED: Connecticut high school student can wear anti-gay shirt after all)

The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut represented the student, Seth Groody.

The civil liberties organization had previously warned that it was ready to sue the school district to protect Groody’s First Amendment rights.

The white t-shirt was festooned with a bold, red “universal no” circle and slash mark symbol superimposed over a multicolored rainbow. The other side of the shirt contained male and female stick figures holding hands and the words “Excessive Speech Day.”

Groody had worn the shirt to Wolcott High School on a day that had been designated as a day of awareness concerning the harassment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/14/students-suspended-for-wearing-confederate-flags-to-protest-gay-rainbow-flag/#ixzz2hjx5G9kr

Obamacare ‘navigator’ in Kansas has outstanding arrest warrant

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This is from The Daily Caller.

Is anyone surprised about navigators with criminal backgrounds?

Considering Obama is a Chicago Thug and Community Agitator.

A woman with an outstanding warrant for her arrest is currently serving as an Obamacare “navigator” in Lawrence, Kansas.

Rosilyn Wells — the Director of Outreach and Enrollment for the Heartland Community Health-care Center (HCHC) – is “the only full-time Affordable Care Act navigator in Lawrence,” according to the Lawrence Journal-World.

Wells was certified as an Obamacare navigator despite her financial history, which includes a bankruptcy in 2003, a 2007 civil charge from a local check cashing business called Midwest Checkrite for writing a bad check, being more than $1700 behind on her state tax bill, and having an outstanding arrest warrant in nearby Shawnee County. Wells lives and works in Douglass County

Reached by phone, The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office would not elaborate on the specific charges related to Wells’ arrest warrant.

Navigators are creations of the federal government and they are paid to work closely with consumers — and their personal information — to help them navigate the newly-created Obamacare exchanges.

The Obamacare navigator program has fallen under heavy criticism for its privacy pitfalls, with the House Oversight Committee issuing a report only two weeks ago which warned that navigators would not be properly vetted to protect consumers.

The report pointed out navigators would have access to all sorts of personal data.

“[T]he main concern for consumers is the heightened risk of identity theft and financial loss from a poorly managed outreach campaign,” the Oversight Committee report said. “Navigators and Assisters will come into contact with a plethora of personally identifiable information (PII), including an applicant’s Social Security number, date of birth and income, as well as the PII of everyone in an applicant’s household.”

The Obama administration’s decision not to require background checks for navigators compounds the privacy risks, the Oversight Committee wrote.

“In part, substantial risks remain because the Administration decided not to require background checks and fingerprinting of individuals hired by Navigator and Assister organizations,” the committee wrote. “Under the Administration’s plan, unless states have already taken actions to protect their citizens, Navigators and Assisters are not prohibited from hiring convicted felons, including individuals convicted of identity theft or fraud.”

Additionally, Wells’ dual role as Outreach Director for Heartland Community Health Center (HCHC) in Lawrence and as the sole Obamacare navigator for the City of Lawrence could represent a substantial conflict of interest.

 The federal navigator program has taken great pains to avoid hiring navigators who are in a position to refer business to their place of employment, according to Katrina McGivern of the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved in Topeka, KS, the primary care association of Kansas and a federal navigator grantee in the state.

“Certified navigators are required to help any consumer who requires assistance in the community,” McGivern told The Daily Caller, “whether they are a patient of the specific facility or not. Navigators are not allowed to refer consumers to any specific location to receive care. They are allowed to educate on options in their area.”

McGivern also told TheDC that all navigators must sign a “conflict of interest statement.”

Despite McGivern’s assurances, there remain plenty of reasons for concern. On the website for HCHC, there is a prominently featured advertisement on top for the new Obamacare exchanges, and the link to find out more information leads to a page for Wells, which includes her biography and contact information.

All her navigator work is done out of her office in HCHC, and HCHC has been recognized by HHS as a “Federally Qualified Health Center,“ which qualifies HCHC for enhanced Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement and at-cost drug pricing.

Furthermore, according to its 2012 annual report, HCHC is a 2012 grant recipient from HHS for $650,000 in so-called “Community Health Center” funding. Obamacare has provided $11 billion for the expansion of “community health centers.”

Health centers are community-based organizations which generally serve indigent populations with limited or no access to traditional health care. With Obamacare providing either free or reduced health insurance to much of this population, community health centers stand to benefit financially from Obamacare.

According to a June 2012 press release, the Department of Health and Human Services considers “community health center” expansion a key component for success in Obamacare.

Repeated emails and phone calls to Ms. Wells were left unreturned. An HCHC spokesperson declined to comment for this report.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/14/obamacare-navigator-in-kansas-has-outstanding-arrest-warrant/#ixzz2hjqooFG5

NRA’s Chris Cox: False flags flying high

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More millionaire Nanny Bloomberg want to bes.

They are more dangerous than Nanny Bloomberg as they are pretending to be

gun rights advocates.

They will fool many gun owners.

We need to expose these people for the vermin they are.

 

Well, here we go again. Another group of wealthy, elitist supporters of gun control have come together, spending their own money to form a new organization to pursue their personal, pet agenda. This would be unremarkable, except that this time they are using the rare gambit of pretending to be a group that actually supports the Second Amendment.

Note I said rare—not unprecedented. You would think that a group of self-styled entrepreneurs would perform some basic market research before launching this charade. If they had, they would have found they are not the first to mount such a deception. They would have discovered the remnants of both “Americans for Gun Safety” (AGS) and the “American Hunters and Shooters Association” (AHSA) within the trash heap of history.

“Americans for Gun Safety” was precisely one American, a billionaire from New York City (sound familiar?) named Andrew McKelvey, who hired a half-dozen Democratic staffers and operatives to lobby for gun control at both the state and federal level. These operatives recognized a gravy train when they saw one and they milked it for as long as they could, but their sponsor eventually tired of funding the group after years of failing to pass his personal gun control agenda. The operatives didn’t miss a beat, however, and turned themselves into a think-tank with the name of “Third Way.” They still exist, now taking funding from a much broader array of left-wing interest groups to pursue a broader agenda. And one of their staffers has re-appeared on the gun control scene, recently drafting a lengthy report for the Brookings Institution calling for new gun control.

“American Hunters and Shooters Association” had broader support—this time, it was a group of about six gun control supporters who banded together to push for new restrictions under the guise of supporting our rights. And, according to a deposition given by a staffer, AHSA far eclipsed AGS in member recruitment, eventually arriving at the vast total of “fewer than 150” individual members.

The leader of AHSA was a former Washington Redskins football player named Ray Schoenke. He liked to shoot ducks on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, so he considered himself well equipped to be a national policy and political leader for all hunters. Schoenke also had a lengthy history of making publicly disclosed donations to groups like Handgun Control, Inc. (now the Brady Campaign) and political candidates who supported gun control.

Like McKelvey, Schoenke hired gun control lobbyists to work at both the state and national level, but he also liked to put his own skin in the game. In 2008, Schoenke traveled extensively to battleground states, making public appearances to say why gun owners and hunters should vote for Barack Obama. The Obama campaign paid handsomely for his support, but after the election the group dried up and blew away. Schoenke later claimed the group had to fold because of a lack of support for its agenda from the Obama administration. Maybe Schoenke’s happy now that Obama has finally revealed his true gun-ban agenda.

Now comes the “American Rifle and Pistol Association” (ARPA). Founded on July 4, the group bills itself as an “independent third voice to the highly polarized national firearms conversation, a voice of reason and responsibility.”

But what do their leaders really think? ARPA’s CEO Waylan Johnson told U.S. News that the reason for their founding is because “The NRA represents the firearms industry. There’s not a lot of member input.”  That sound bite is straight from the Obama/Bloomberg playbook, and there’s a reason for that. Another founder, group chairman Peter Vogt, had a lengthy online trail of social media postings in support of Bloomberg’s mayors’ group, as well as the newer gun control group “Moms Demand Action.”  Once discovered, Vogt quickly and quietly took down his postings.

n short, there’s nothing new about elitist gun control supporters banding together to push their agendas—there’s safety in numbers, and they can hide behind the veil of secrecy that many such groups drape around their funders. But the idea of attempting to conceal the anti-gun agenda behind a pro-gun façade has already been tried, repeatedly, and has always failed.

Report: Kid Charged with Felony For Storing Knife in Tackle Box on School Grounds

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This is from Town Hall.

This goes beyond ridiculous it goes into moronic.

If the prosecutor goes forward with this cased then this fool need to be recalled.

The knife in question was in his tackle box locked in his car.

Have school administrators become so paranoid the have dogs searching cars for gun powder

or black powder?

What about schools is rural communities where many of their students hunt?

 

At what point will the American people finally rise up and say ‘enough is enough?’ Seriously.

A Georgia high school senior was reportedly charged with a felony for the supposed crime of keeping a knife in his tackle box on campus during school hours.

The Washington Times reports:

 Police were performing a random sweep of a Georgia high school when they charged a 17-year-old student with a weapons felony for fishing knives in a tackle box in his car.

Cody Chitwood, a senior at Lassiter High School and avid fisherman, turned himself in and was released on $1,000 bond, The Daily Caller reported.

Drug-sniffing dogs detected black powder in the student’s car, which turned out to be a firecracker that had been in the car sinceIndependence Day, the report said.

The firecracker was enough to warrant a full search, which lead police to the tackle box.

“It’s pretty ridiculous,” Chitwood told The Marietta Daily Journal. “I have an attorney and I’m hoping to get the felony dropped so I can still get in the Air Force.”

If the district attorney goes forward with the charges, Chitwood could face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

It would be one thing if the kid had brandished his fishing knife on school grounds — and then threatened students with it. But that never happened. Instead, a strange set of circumstances allowed policemen to search his car, and thus find the “weapon” in question.

One obvious problem here, my friends, is that the regulatory state has become so swollen and so bureaucratic that it appears to be virtually impossible to even know what the laws of the land are anymore. As Mark Steyn has pointed out, Americans are guilty of violating any number of laws on any given day without even knowing it! I wonder: Did this poor chap even know he was violating school rules, let alone state law, when he left his knife in his tackle box before heading to class? Who knows? Strangely, we now live in a society where murder, arson and kidnapping are on the same level, legally speaking, as storing fishing tackle in one’s own car. Good grief.

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