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ASA Announces Hearing Protection Act: A Bill To Remove Suppressors From The NFA

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This is from AmmoLand.

I think the National Firearms Act needs repealed. 

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ASA Announces Hearing Protection Act: A Bill To Remove Suppressors From The NFA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) by Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05).

(the as of yet confirmed bill number number is : H.R. 3799 )

This historic piece of legislation will remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA), replacing the antiquated federal transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check.

The Hearing Protection Act also includes a provision to refund the $200 transfer tax to applicants who purchase a suppressor after October 22, 2015.

“The American Suppressor Association believes that citizens should not have to pay a tax to protect their hearing while exercising their Second Amendment rights,” said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of the ASA.

“The removal of suppressors from the National Firearms Act has been our ultimate goal since day one. For months, we have worked alongside Rep. Salmon’s office and the National Rifle Association to craft this legislation. Although we recognize that introducing this bill is the first step in what will be a lengthy process to change federal law, we look forward to working with Rep. Salmon and the NRA to advance and ultimately enact this common-sense legislation.”

Also known as silencers, suppressors are the hearing protection of the 21st century sportsman. Despite common Hollywood-based misconceptions, the laws of physics dictate that no suppressor will ever be able to render gunfire silent. Suppressors are simply mufflers for firearms, which function by trapping the expanding gasses at the muzzle, allowing them to slowly cool in a controlled environment. On average, suppressors reduce the noise of a gunshot by 20 – 35 decibels (dB), roughly the same sound reduction as earplugs or earmuffs. In addition to hearing protection, suppressors also mitigate noise complaints from those who live near shooting ranges and hunting lands.

Unfortunately, suppressors have been federally regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934.

The NFA regulates the transfer and possession of certain types of firearms and devices, including suppressors. Currently, prospective buyers must send in a Form 4 application to the ATF, pay a $200 transfer tax per suppressor, undergo the same background check that is required to purchase a machine gun, and wait months for the ATF to process and approve the paperwork. In stark contrast, many countries in Europe place no regulations on their purchase, possession, or use.

Rep. Salmon’s Hearing Protection Act will fix the flawed federal treatment of suppressors, making it easier for hunters and sportsmen to protect their hearing in the 41 states where private suppressor ownership is currently legal, and the 37 states where hunting with a suppressor is legal. This legislation will remove suppressors from the onerous requirements of the NFA, and instead require purchasers to pass an instant NICS check, the same background check that is used during the sale of long guns. In doing so, law-abiding citizens will remain free to purchase suppressors, while prohibited persons will continue to be barred from purchasing or possessing these accessories.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN SUPPRESSOR ASSOCIATION 

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor industry. Our mission is to unite and advocate for the common interests of suppressor manufacturers, distribu­tors, dealers, and consumers. To accomplish our mission, our principal initiatives focus on state lobbying, federal lobbying, public education, and industry research.

The ASA is a sponsorship driven organization. Without the help of the following sponsors, this legislation would not have been possible: AcuSport, SilencerCo, Silencer Shop, Daniel Defense, Gemtech, Yankee Hill Machine Co., Thunder Beast Arms Corporation, Advanced Armament Corporation, Federal Premium Ammunition, Vortex Optics, Dakota Silencer, Freedom Munitions, and Liberty Suppressors.

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UPS moves to stop carrying shipments of firearms suppressors

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This is from Guns.com.

I can understand UPS concerns about regulations, but this smells like a political decision.

Industry groups are working with United Parcel Service to reverse its recent decision to no longer ship registered Title II suppressors, even in cases where the items are going from dealer to dealer.

UPS, commonly also referred to as Brown, is the world’s largest package delivery service and has its headquarters in Georgia. However, among its more than 15 million packages delivered each day will no longer be suppressors, apparently over concerns of compliance issues.

Gun rights organizations, firearms industry trade groups and National Firearms Act advocacy groups are working hard get to the bottom of the problem and bring Brown back on board.

“Earlier this week, ASA was made aware of the decision by UPS to cease all shipments of firearm suppressors,” Knox Williams, president of the American Suppressor Association told Guns.com Sunday. “We have been working alongside NRA and NSSF to get to the bottom of the issue.

With nearly 600,000 suppressors currently in circulation and the items growing in both acceptance and popularity, the sudden move, with no associated reports of thefts or losses to explain the rationale behind the shipper’s decision, comes as a surprise to the industry.

“NSSF, in coordination with NRA and the American Suppressor Association, are in discussions with UPS to address their compliance concerns,” Lawrence Keane, National Shooting Sports Foundation senior vice president and general counsel told Guns.com. “Vermont and Minnesota will likely soon join 39 other states that allow the possession of suppressors. In light of this, we hope to be able to have UPS reconsider its policy.”

Keane advised caution in allowing the industry to do its work, saying, “We strongly urge all Second Amendment advocates not to jump to conclusions about UPS.”

This is not the first time this year that the shipper has balked at accepting shipments of some firearms related items over apparent concerns of regulatory issues. In February, both UPS and FedEx refused to ship CNC mills preloaded with software to create AR-15 lowers from 80 percent complete blanks.

As for shopping around for other carriers to take up Brown’s slack, Williams advised that option is on the table.

“At this point, it is still our hope that we can convince UPS to reconsider their policy. However, if we cannot, we will do everything that we can to bring as much business to alternate carriers as possible,” Williams said.

Guns.com reached out to UPS for comment but did not receive a reply in time for posting.

Michigan Governor Signs Short Barreled Rifle and Shotgun Bill Into Law

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This is from Guns Save Lives.

Bravo Governor Rick Snyder(R-MI) for bringing more freedom to the state of Michigan.

 

 

The following story comes from theNRA-ILA,

Fairfax, VA – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed an important pro-gun bill into law, which repeals the previous state ban on the private ownership of short-barreled rifles and shotguns. Senate Bill 610 earned bipartisan support clearing the House by a vote of 103 to 6, and the Senate by a vote of 36 to 2.

“Gun bans don’t work and serve only to harm law-abiding gun owners,” noted Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action. “I am pleased Governor Snyder and lawmakers in Michigan joined the overwhelming majority of our states by allowing their residents the opportunity to possess these firearms,” added Cox.

A similar bill recently passed with bipartisan support in Washington State and is sitting on Governor Jay Inslee’s desk, awaiting his signature.

Short-barreled rifles and shotguns are already strictly regulated under the National Firearms Act, requiring their buyers to undergo a background check, pay a $200 federal tax and register these firearms with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

“On behalf of the National Rifle Association’s five million members, I want to thank Governor Snyder for signing this bill into law and the bill’s sponsor, state Senator Michael Green, for championing this important legislation,” added Cox. “Victories such as these are critical to ensuring we maintain our Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” Cox concluded.

-NRA-

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and on Twitter @NRA.

Bill would hugely expand tax burden on gun owners, to finance their oppressors

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This is from The Examiner.

Congressman Danny Davis has ties to the Communist party.

It does not surprise me he wants to tax gun owners to fund oppression

by the militarized police departments.

Use this link to contact your Representative and tell them to oppose  

HR-3018 Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2013.

 

Writing for Ammoland, Max McGuire, of Sanity Politics,informs us that early this month, Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), along with co-sponsor Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), introduced H.R. 3018, the “Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2013.”This bill, according to the text, would impose a whopping new 20% tax on all firearms purchases, and a 50% tax on ammunition. National Firearms Act (machine guns, suppressors, sawed-off shotguns and rifles, etc.) transfer fees would also go way up, as would licensing fees for gun dealers, manufacturers and importers–and these taxes and fees will automatically rise with inflation.

Furthermore, these new taxes would not be applied, as per current practice under the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act, to wildlife conservation, which at least provides some benefit to hunters (and perhaps, some day, to shooters in general). Instead, this new tax revenue would go to the police (themilitarization of law enforcement, after all, ain’t cheap), and to fund anti-gunagenda-driven “research.”

Even a cursory look at Rep. Davis’ “gun control” history makes it abundantly clear that in his view, one of the most important roles of the police is as hired muscle, to enforce citizen disarmament laws, and Rep. Pascrell is no different. And, in fact,Davis’ own press release makes very clear that what he intends for these funds to pay for is the effort to make private gun ownership more difficult:

Rep. Davis stated, “Gun violence in America has reached epidemic proportions and we cannot, as a nation, any longer tolerate the on-going social and economic costs of inaction. Gun violence is a daily reality for America and, in particular, for urban cities like Chicago. The crisis should outrage us all. This legislation is a pro-active approach to reducing gun violence by using proven preventive programs which have been starved for funds until now. As part of a comprehensive, multidimensional strategy to reduce gun violence, this legislation closes major loopholes in tax law and lays out an equitable, long term, sustainable strategy to provide the requisite resources.”

Pascrell is also quoted, and perhaps goes even further, with a reference to what he calls “the long-term societal costs of gun and ammunition purchases in our country.” This sounds an awful lot like the anti-gun “culture war” Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman has been covering lately (as has this column in the past). Rabidly anti-private gun ownership NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is also trying to position himself as a general in that culture war, claiming on rabidly anti-gun Piers Morgan’s “news” show that “[t]here’s [sic] way too many guns abroad [sic] in America.”

The idea here is to punish the hundreds of millions of peaceable and law-abiding gun owners, by making us pay for the harmful behavior of the criminal few. Furthermore, the money thus collected is to be used to make our exercise of the right that shall not be infringed more difficult–more easily infringed.

Oh–there’s another provision in H.R. 3018, buried at the very end, almost as if the idea is to hide it:

(c) Certain Semiautomatic Pistols Chambered for Cartridges Treated as Firearms- The first sentence of section 5845(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended–

(1) by striking `and’ before `(8)’,

(2) by striking `device.’ and inserting `device, and’, and

(3) by adding at the end the following: `(9) a semiautomatic pistol chambered for cartridges commonly considered rifle rounds, configured with receivers commonly associated with rifles and capable of accepting detachable magazines.’

That would seem to mean that pistols like those based on AR-15 and Kalashnikov rifle designs are to come under NFA regulatory power, as if they were machine guns.

H.R. 3018’s likelihood of passage is miniscule, at least absent some atrocity so horrible that the “blood dancing” opportunists successfully exploit it as justification for every forcible citizen disarmament law that comes to the twisted minds of oath-breaking politicians. Still, every look into the minds of those who would disarm us if they could is valuable, if chilling.

 

Feinstein’s New Gun-Ban Bill Likely to be Introduced January 22

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This is from The Daily Caller.

Dianne Feinstein is almost orgasmic about her gun bill.

She will make Hitler look like a piker in the gun grabbing department.

Remember gun control work for Hitler,Stalin,Fidel and Chairman Mao.

 

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)–author of the federal “assault weapon” and “large” ammunition magazine ban of 1994-2004–has said for weeks that she will soon introduce an even more restrictive bill.  Leaders in the U.S. Senate have stated that January 22 will be the first day on which new Senate legislation can be proposed, so that is the most likely date for the new, sweeping legislation to be introduced.

On Dec. 17th, Feinstein said, ”I have been working with my staff for over a year on this legislation” and “It will be carefully focused.”  Indicating the depth of her research on the issue, she said on Dec. 21st that she had personally looked at pictures of guns in 1993, and again in 2012.

According to a Dec. 27th posting on Sen. Feinstein’s website and a draft of the bill obtained by NRA-ILA, the new ban would, among other things, adopt new definitions of “assault weapon” that would affect a much larger variety of firearms, require current owners of such firearms to register them with the federal government under the National Firearms Act, and require forfeiture of the firearms upon the deaths of their current owners.  Some of the changes in Feinstein’s new bill are as follows:

  • Reduces, from two to one, the number of permitted external features on various firearms.  The 1994 ban permitted various firearms to be manufactured only if they were assembled with no more than one feature listed in the law.  Feinstein’s new bill would prohibit the manufacture of the same firearms with even one of the features.
  • Adopts new lists of prohibited external features.  For example, whereas the 1994 ban applied to a rifle or shotgun the “pistol grip” of which “protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon,” the new bill would drastically expand the definition to include any “grip . . . or any other characteristic that can function as a grip.”  Also, the new bill adds “forward grip” to the list of prohibiting features for rifles, defining it as “a grip located forward of the trigger that functions as a pistol grip.”  Read literally and in conjunction with the reduction from two features to one, the new language would apply to every detachable-magazine semi-automatic rifle.  At a minimum, it would, for example, ban all models of the AR-15, even those developed for compliance with California’s highly restrictive ban.
  •  Carries hyperbole further than the 1994 ban. Feinstein’s 1994 ban listed “grenade launcher” as one of the prohibiting features for rifles.  Her 2013 bill goes even further into the ridiculous, by also listing “rocket launcher.” Such devices are restricted under the National Firearms Act and, obviously, are not standard components of the firearms Feinstein wants to ban.  Perhaps a subsequent Feinstein bill will add “nuclear bomb,” “particle beam weapon,” or something else equally far-fetched to the features list.
  • Expands the definition of “assault weapon” by including:–Three very popular rifles: The M1 Carbine (introduced in 1941 and for many years sold by the federal government to individuals involved in marksmanship competition), a model of the Ruger Mini-14, and most or all models of the SKS.–Any “semiautomatic, centerfire, or rimfire rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds,” except for tubular-magazine .22s.–Any “semiautomatic, centerfire, or rimfire rifle that has an overall length of less than 30 inches,” any “semiautomatic handgun with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds,” and any semi-automatic handgun that has a threaded barrel.
  • Requires owners of existing “assault weapons” to register them with the federal government under the National Firearms Act (NFA).  The NFA imposes a $200 transfer tax per firearm, and requires an owner to submit photographs and fingerprints to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), to inform the BATFE of the address where the firearm will be kept, and to obtain the BATFE’s permission to transport the firearm across state lines.
  • Prohibits the transfer of “assault weapons.”  Owners of other firearms, including those covered by the NFA, are permitted to sell them or pass them to heirs.  However, under Feinstein’s new bill, “assault weapons” would remain with their current owners until their deaths, at which point they would be forfeited to the government.
  • Prohibits the domestic manufacture and the importation of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.  The 1994 ban allowed the importation of such magazines that were manufactured before the ban took effect.  Whereas the 1994 ban protected gun owners from errant prosecution by making the government prove when a magazine was made, the new ban includes no such protection.  The new ban also requires firearm dealers to certify the date of manufacture of any >10-round magazine sold, a virtually impossible task, given that virtually no magazines are stamped with their date of manufacture.
  • Targets handguns in defiance of the Supreme Court. The Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment protects the right to have handguns for self-defense, in large part on the basis of the fact handguns are the type of firearm “overwhelmingly chosen by American society for that lawful purpose.”  Semi-automatic pistols, which are the most popular handguns today, are designed to use detachable magazines, and the magazines “overwhelmingly chosen” by Americans for self-defense are those that hold more than 10 rounds.  Additionally, Feinstein’s list of nearly 1,000 firearms exempted by name (see next paragraph) contains not a single handgun. Sen. Feinstein advocated banning handguns before being elected to the Senate, though she carried a handgun for her own personal protection.
  • Contains a larger piece of window dressing than the 1994 ban. Whereas the 1994 ban included a list of approximately 600 rifles and shotguns exempted from the ban by name, the new bill’s list is increased to nearly 1,000 rifles and shotguns.  But most of the guns on the list either wouldn’t be banned in the first place, or would already be exempted by other provisions. On the other hand, the list inevitably misses every model of rifle and shotgun that wasn’t being manufactured or imported in the years covered by the reference books Sen. Feinstein’s staff consulted. That means an unknown number of absolutely conventional semi-auto rifles and shotguns, many of them out of production for decades, would be banned under the draft bill.

The Department of Justice study:  On her website, Feinstein claims that a study for the DOJ found that the 1994 ban resulted in a 6.7 percent decrease in murders.  To the contrary, this is what the study said: “At best, the assault weapons ban can have only a limited effect on total gun murders, because the banned weapons and magazines were never involved in more than a modest fraction of all gun murders.  Our best estimate is that the ban contributed to a 6.7 percent decrease in total gun murders between 1994 and 1995. . . . However, with only one year of post-ban data, we cannot rule out the possibility that this decrease reflects chance year-to-year variation rather than a true effect of the ban.  Nor can we rule out effects of other features of the 1994 Crime Act or a host of state and local initiatives that took place simultaneously.”

“Assault weapon” numbers and murder trends:  From the imposition of Feinstein’s “assault weapon” ban (Sept. 13, 1994) through the present, the number of “assault weapons” has risen dramatically. For example, the most common firearm that Feinstein considers an “assault weapon” is the AR-15 rifle, the manufacturing numbers of which can be gleaned from the BATFE’s firearm manufacturer reports, available here.  From 1995 through 2011, the number of AR-15s–all models of which Feinstein’s new bill defines as “assault weapons”–rose by over 2.5 million. During the same period, the nation’s murder rate fell 48 percent, to a 48-year low. According to the FBI, 8.5 times as many people are murdered with knives, blunt objects and bare hands, as with rifles of any type.

Traces:  Feinstein makes several claims premised on firearm traces, hoping to convince people that her 1994 ban reduced the (already infrequent) use of “assault weapons” in crime.  However, traces do not indicate how often any type of gun is used in crime.  As the Congressional Research Service and the BATFE have explained, not all firearms that are traced have been used in crime, and not all firearms used in crime are traced.  Whether a trace occurs depends on whether a law enforcement agency requests that a trace be conducted. Given that existing “assault weapons” were exempted from the 1994 ban and new “assault weapons” continued to be made while the ban was in effect, any reduction in the percentage of traces accounted for by “assault weapons” during the ban, would be attributable to law enforcement agencies losing interest in tracing the firearms, or law enforcement agencies increasing their requests for traces on other types of firearms, as urged by the BATFE for more than a decade.

Call Your U.S. Senators and Representative:  As noted, Feinstein will most likely introduce her bill on January 22nd.  President Obama has said that gun control will be a “central issue” of his final term in office, and he has vowed to move quickly on it.  And yesterday, a story from The Blaze noted that Obama’s point man on gun control–Vice President Biden–has promised that Obama will pass a gun control bill by the end of the month.

Contact your members of Congress at 202-224-3121 to urge them to oppose Sen. Feinstein’s 2013 gun and magazine ban.  Our elected representatives in Congress must hear from you if we are going to defeat this gun ban proposal.  You can write your Representatives and Senators by using our “Write Your Representatives” tool here: http://www.nraila.org/get-involved-locally/grassroots/write-your-reps.aspx

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Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/05/feinsteins-new-gun-ban-bill-likely-to-be-introduced-january-22/#ixzz2H9kQJbOs

 

 

 

 

Say Goodbye To Glocks, Sig Sauers & Shotguns Under Feinstein “Assault Weapons Ban”

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This is from Freedom Outpost.

This sums up my feelings.

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin
We need to draw a hard line against the loss of liberty.

glock sig sauer

Yesterday I told you that Senator Dianne Feinstein’s proposed “assault weapons ban” bill would include banning handguns and require gun owners to be fingerprinted. Well, there is much more to the story. The handguns mentioned were pretty specific and if this bill is passed, you can say “Goodbye” to purchasing a new Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, M&P, H&K, or Colt among other name brands.

What is the reasoning for this? According to Feinstein’s site:

Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic.

I point this out because most in the line of the above mentioned brands fit the criteria outlined in this bill. In fact, that was one of the major reasons I ended up purchasing Glocks. It wasn’t for the name brand. It was because they met certain military requirements for durability and reliability.

Additionally, you’ll notice it isn’t just assault weapons or even semi-automatic handguns Feinstein mentions. Included are shotguns with detachable magazines that have one military characteristic. These would include pump action shotguns with magazines, as well as, semi-automatic shotguns with magazines.

You may be thinking to yourself that the weapons you already own that fit into these categories will be grandfathered in. You would be correct. However, as I pointed out yesterday that grandfathering requires the following:

  • Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
  • Background check of owner and any transferee;
  • Type and serial number of the firearm;
  • Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
  • Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law;

In addition, there is an additional tax for you to pay when you register those weapons under the National Firearms Act that you already own! According to the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, “The NFA imposes a $200 tax per firearm.” So, they are going to charge you a couple of hundred bucks more for every weapon you already own that falls under these categories!

So while we’ve been hearing lots about the AR-15, and excellent and accurate rifle, and the snooty remarks about how “no one needs a 30 round magazine,” the sneakiness of the Democrats on the new bill doesn’t disappoint us as Senator Feinstein has gone way beyond any of that. The focus of late has been on the military style rifles, in the wake of the shootings recently, including the one that took place in Newtown, Connecticut. Semi-automatic handguns have had some degree of light cast upon them as well, but the call for banning is not just about these weapons and it isn’t just about children murdered at Sandy Hook. It’s the old adage of the “camel getting it’s nose in the tent.”

This is just a way for Democrats and gun grabbers to get their foot in the door, on their way to attempt to ban all guns. Right now they claim to want to do it only prospectively, but should this pass and more shootings occur, there will be a push to do it retroactively. Personally, I wonder how they will enforce it. Should it come to that, I believe there are many Americans who will give their guns to the government. In fact, many are doing so now for next to nothing gift cards. Others however, in the spirit of the founding fathers, will give the feds their guns….ammunition first, of course.

But what will be next? Now it’s military style rifles, semi-automatic handguns and shotguns. How long before revolvers are included? What about Deringers? How long before even a simple .22 rifle or handgun, or even a BB gun will be pushed as a “threat to society?”

Awr Hawkins is right: “If we are foolish enough to embrace a ban on any weapon in the coming Congress then we are unwittingly embracing a ban on every weapon.”

Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/12/say-goodbye-to-glocks-sig-sauers-shotguns-under-feinstein-assault-weapons-ban/#ixzz2GP0Ldgcw

Senate To Go For Handguns & Gun Owners’ Fingerprints!

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This is from Freedom Outpost.

My fellow Patriots and gun owners hard times are coming.

We are going to have a long up hill battle.

But it is a fight we must win to stay free.

gun fingerprints

 

At the end of November, I wrote about leaks coming from the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) concerning her “Assault Weapons Ban” bill that she is set to introduce in the first session of the Senate in January. Many people wrote to me and commented on how this was not a gun ban on anything but certain types of rifles and that the issue of handguns was not, well, an issue. Low and behold, from the Senator’s own website, this bill of hers does include handguns and additionally pick up gun owners’ fingerprints.

The following is a summary of the legislation, from her own site, that she will be introducing:

  • Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
  • 120 specifically-named firearms
  • Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic
  • Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
  • Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
  • Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test
  • Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test
  • Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans
  • Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
  • Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
  • Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment
  • Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes and
  • Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons
  • Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
  • Background check of owner and any transferee;
  • Type and serial number of the firearm;
  • Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
  • Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
  • Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration

Additionally, as you can see, the ban calls for high capacity magazines to be banned that hold over 10 rounds. This is akin to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “Big Gulp” ban of drinks over 16 ounces. A person can carry as many 10 round magazines as he desires legally to inflict whatever damage he wants to. This ban does nothing to stop a person bent on criminal activity from firing as many rounds as he can carry as quickly as he likes to. It will take him less than two seconds to change the magazine.

The language about protecting “legitimate” hunters and gun owners means nothing and the Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting. This is simply how the left views the Second Amendment.

However, something that is alarming is that those with grandfathered weapons will have to register them under the National Firearms Act, which includes identifying you not only by photograph, but also fingerprints and obtaining certification from local law enforcement.

Last but not least, it will involve more government. Notice the last provision, “Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration.” That’s right, more of your tax dollars will be at work to curb the market for the weapons you want and are currently saying through the skyrocketing sales of firearms!

Feinstein also lists various studies on the website that attempts to proclaim the “effectiveness of the 1994-2004 assault weapons ban.” However, there doesn’t seem to be a fair comparison by any means as the studies reference shootings alone and not an escalation of other criminal activity. This is something that has to be pointed out over and over when this debate takes place.

Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/12/senate-to-go-for-handguns-gun-owners-fingerprints/#ixzz2GIn5ZR1W

My Two Cents

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Since the murder of the innocent children by a mentally deranged shoote,r Liberals are screaming “Gun control,” and “Ban Assault Weapons!”

I challenge you to tell me where  the BATFE regulation defines an assault weapon.

After not being able to provide the definition, your voice raises to a level that makes the neighborhood dog start to howl.
You say we should not be able to buy automatic weapons.

Well the National Firearms Act of 1934 keeps us from going to our local “Guns R Us” to buy our automatic weapon of choice.
To buy an automatic weapon we need to first purchase a Federal Firearms Stamp to own the weapon. Afterwards we are closely watched by the BATFE.
There never has never been a crime committed by a legally owned automatic weapon.
Of course, we need to be able to lock away the severally mentally disturbed, and also need to be able identify those who are mentally ill and not suffer because we call this to the attention of the proper authorities.
We need to eliminate these moronic gun-free zones. Do you think for one minute that the bad guy seeing the sign about being a gun free zone will be deterred?  Only God-fearing, law-biding gun owners will stay away.
In 1984, the Mercaz HaRav Massacre took place and eight students died. Two Israeli Defense Forces Officers engaged and killed the shooter. After the murders of the students Teachers and Volunteers were trained then armed. They now patrol the schools and shootings have been prevented.
We need to do the same here in America so someone armed and trained can engage the shooter.

President to bypass Congress on semiautomatic weapons ban?

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This is from Fox News.

My Fellow Patriots we need to spread the word about this end run.

Between this and the U.N.treaty banning firearms things are getting ugly.

Alcohol, Tobacco,Firearms and Explosives should be a corner store.

Not some jackbooted government agency.

I can  see 1776 from my house.

 

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This is by David Codrea in the National Gun Examiner.

I will say you are kidding me I hope.
 
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Firearms Technology Branch has deemed “Chore Boy copper cleaning pads, along with fiberglass insulation,” a firearm, subject to registration and a $200 transfer tax, an official letter obtained recently by Gun Rights Examiner reveals.  The response to an attorney inquiry by John R. Spencer, Chief, Firearms Technology Branch, offers one of the more creatively restrictive assessments since ATF declared a shoestring to be a machinegun.
The rationale Spencer uses:
A silencer is a firearm per U.S. Code, subject to National Firearms Act registration and transfer tax requirements.
“[S]ound/gas absorbing materials manufactured from Chore Boy copper cleaning pads, along with fiberglass insulation, constitute a silencer…”
Therefore, it is illegal for an individual to replace deteriorated material within an already- registered suppressor without an approved ATF Form 1, ‘Application to Make and Register a Firearm,’” along with a “$200.00 making tax” and “a ‘no-marking’ variance…since there is no viable area in which to apply a serial number to the sound-absorbing material.”
And further, an otherwise-lawful owner of a registered silencer probably ought to find something else to clean pots and pans with, as possession of an unspecified quantity of Chore Boy cleaning pads could be considered a “stockpile.”
The letter is presented in the slideshow accompanying this column. The name and address of the recipient attorney has been blacked out because his office was not the source providing the letter to Gun Rights Examiner.

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