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Report Finds Most Guns Used In Chicago Crime Are Straw Buys

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H/T Bearing Arms.

Why aren’t these gun stores being investigated on by the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco,Firearms and Explosives?

I have said it before and I will say it again the Alcohol,Tobacco,Firearms and Explosives should be a corner store and not a government agency.

Gun control advocates routinely claim that increasing the burdens to lawfully purchase a firearm will somehow reduce the use of firearms in criminal activities. Gun rights advocates buck such claims, noting that criminals aren’t the kind of people who are inclined to follow the law in the first place. Yet, gun grabbers persist in their claims that more gun laws will somehow stop crime.

With that in mind, it seems unlikely that a new report regarding gun crime in Chicago will dissuade them.

The report, a collaboration between Chicago police, the office of the mayor and the University of Chicago Crime Lab, found that 10 dealers sold almost a quarter of the guns that were recovered at crime scenes between 2013 and 2016. About 60% of guns used in city crimes were traced to dealers outside the state, with more than 20% from Indiana.

In 95% of cases where the Chicago police were able to identify the possessor of crime gun, that individual was “not the original, lawful purchaser of the firearm” based upon the federal record at the initial point of purchase, the report said. Crime guns include all firearms recovered by police that were used or suspected to have been used in a crime, as well as any gun that is illegal possessed.

The report highlights the problem of straw purchases, where someone buys a firearm on behalf of another person who cannot make the purchase because of a criminal record or is someone who doesn’t want to be linked to the purchase. Police in Chicago recovered almost 7,000 illegal guns last year, six times the per capita rate in New York and 1.5 times that in Los Angeles.

So, criminals are getting their guns through criminal means? After all, straw buys are illegal as it is.

In August, CBS found a number of Chicago gang members obtained firearms through black market means, and now we’re being told that most of the guns used in crime were purchased via straw buys? I’m absolutely stunned.

When you can’t trust criminals to obey the law…tsk, tsk, tsk.

I mean, it’s almost like breaking the law is part of a criminal’s job description.

To be fair, the issue of straw purchases is a difficult one to address. Most gun dealers will have stories of attempted straw purchasers where it’s clear the one trying to buy the gun isn’t the one who the gun is for. Yet it doesn’t take much of a brain to pull off a straw buy where the dealer is completely clueless that it’s anything but another lawful sale. How do you address that?

For gun grabbers, it’s simple. Restrict everyone’s rights because of the actions of a few, but there’s another alternative.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) is the entity responsible for the enforcement of federal gun laws. If that many guns can be traced to a handful of stores, then it’s time to catch the people responsible for it. If the gun stores in question aren’t complicit, they’ll most likely be eager to help law enforcement. No one wants guns in criminals’ hands, after all.

Catch those responsible, be they dealers or just individuals buying guns for other people. Catch them, prosecute them, and make them an example.

There are already laws on the books for things like this. Use them.

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Bill Seeks To Stop BATFE Abuse Against Gun Owners By Removing Vague Language Exploited By Agency

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Hat Tip To Bullets First.

I emailed my Represenative and asked him to support H.R. 2710 he is a Republican so the odds are good he will support this bill.

Use this link to find your House member.

 

The 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with hunting and it sure as hell doesn’t have anything to do with “sporting purposes.”

The 2nd Amendment is in the Bill of Rights because it is the right of all Americans to defend themselves from tyranny.

That is what the Founding Fathers believed, that is what I believe and that is what the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled.

Yet, leave it to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to ignore all of that and focus on an vague, undefined term in some gun control legislation passed decades ago.

The term is “sporting purposes.”

The term “sporting purposes” is undefined by federal statute and has been subject to several reinterpretations by the BATFE and its predecessor agency.  BATFE and anti-gun administrations have exploited the lack of a clear definition of “sporting purposes” to bypass Congress and impose gun control through executive fiat. The most recent (and perhaps most infamous) example of this was the Obama administration’s attempt to ban a highly popular form of ammunition for the AR-15, America’s most popular rifle.

Yesterday, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 2710, the “Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act of 2015” in order to cut the legs out from the BATFE’s mockery of Constitutional Law.

HR 2710 would do the following:

Eliminate ATF’s authority to reclassify popular rifle ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.” The federal law governing armor piercing ammunition was passed by Congress to target handgun projectiles, but BATFE has used the law to ban common and popular rifle ammunition, as it recently attempted with M855/SS109 5.56×45 ammunition.

Provide for the lawful importation of any non-NFA firearm or ammunition that may otherwise be lawfully possessed and sold within the United States. BATFE has used the current discretionary “sporting purposes” standard to deny the importation of firearms that would be perfectly legal to manufacture, sell, and possess in the United States.

Protect shotguns, shotgun shells, and certain rifles from arbitrary classification as “destructive devices.”

Broaden the temporary interstate transfer provision to allow temporary transfers for all lawful purposes rather than just for “sporting purposes.”

So long as agencies like the BATFE can use vague and undefinable language to undermine the 2nd Amendment and weasel around common sense the right itself is in danger.

This is an example of how the fight for the 2nd Amendment must not only be won in the courts but also in the halls of Congress.

Gun Controllers hate freedom and they will use any sneaky, underhanded and unethical tactics and means available to gut liberty wherever they find it.

HR 2710 shines a light on the rat nest that is the BATFE and we should all contact our representatives in order to ensure that it goes forward.

 

AR-15 ammo ban

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Hat Tip Old NFO@Nobody Asked Me.

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Oppose BATFE’s Expansion of the Federal “Armor Piercing” Ammo Ban and Tell Congress to Act

President Obama insisted that if Congress would not enact his gun control agenda, he would do so on his own, through executive action. Whatever else can be said of the president’s track record, he is doing his utmost to keep that promise.

Having failed to enact a federal ban on the AR-15, America’s most popular rifle, he’s now using the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to do the next best thing.

BATFE is now proposing to ban a whole class of common rifle ammunition used in that overwhelmingly popular firearm. Unfortunately, that’s just the beginning of BATFE’s latest move.

The ‘comments’ need to be in by March 16th. As others have said, please be polite and give them a cogent comment…

Write the BATFE and your members of Congress using the link below and express your opposition to the BATFE proposal to ban common rifle ammunition used by millions of gun owners.You may call your members of Congress at 202-224-3121.

  1. Via email at APAComments@atf.gov (follow the instructions at the link for submitting comments).
  2. Via fax at (202) 648-9741.
  3. Via mail to Denise Brown, Mailstop 6N-602, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20226: ATTN: AP Ammo Comments.

Finally, please contact your U.S. Senators and Member of Congress. Urge them to oppose BATFE’s attempt to ban M855 handgun ammunition and other rifle cartridges that are overwhelmingly used by law-abiding Americans for self-defense, sport shooting and other legitimate purposes as “armor piercing.” Use the Write Your Lawmakers” feature on our website or call the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 225-3121.

Thank you for your time and attention to this.

Fact: They Are After Your Guns and Here is the Proof

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This is from Joe For America.

Obama and the left just do not the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

We stopped one tyrant in 1776, it is time to stop a tyrant in 2014.

 

Obama guns fascist and his role models

 

2nd Amendment

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.

 

How many laws have to be passed before you believe they are after your guns? President Obama and the left have an aggressive gun control agenda – and it’s hiding plain sight.

Yet even in respected circles there are many who believe we only need to enact new legislation further restricting gun and ammunition ownership and our problems with crime and mental health will go away.

The anti-Second Amendment crowd and the mainstream media cheerleaders who act as gun control first-responders to mass murder by sociopaths have convinced far too many that criminals will stop acting criminally if only more and more laws can be enacted.

So you think gun control advocates are not trying to take away your right to keep and bear arms? That ultimately their goal isn’t to do away with the Second Amendment and disarm the citizens of the United States one way or another?

Are you one of these folks who say they support gun ownership, but only want “reasonable” gun laws restricting “military style” weapons and “gun-free” zones will protect students from school shootings like the tragedy that occurred at the Sandy Hook?

Do you feel sympathetic toward the President when he says a failure to enact tougher gun-control laws is his greatest disappointment in more than five years as president?

Then I have one more question: What are you, new?

Do you have any idea the vast amount of gun control laws and restrictions that have been put upon law-abiding gun owners in this country? It would shock the most learned of Second Amendment advocates to ingest the sheer volume of anti-gun legislation passed and proposed. It clearly exposes an obsessive and war-like drive to disarm the nation’s citizenry of firearms.

Yet our President plays possom, saying in a recent interview; “Right now, it’s not even possible to get the mildest restrictions through Congress and we should be ashamed.”

Listed below are 8 of the Federal bans, regulations and restrictions sought by liberal lawmakers, courtesy Chuck Cunningham, Director of State and Local Affairs – National Rifle Association:

1. In 2013, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) proposed an “assault weapon” and “large” ammunition magazine ban that would have banned all detachable-magazine semi-automatic rifles and shotguns.

NRA-ILA fact sheet: S. 150: The Biggest Proposed Gun Ban in American History.

2. This year, Feinstein asked President Obama to order the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to tighten restrictions on the importation of semi-automatic firearms and their parts.

Grassroots Alert article: Feinstein Wants Obama to Pull a Clinton on Firearm Importation.

3. Last year, legislation was introduced to impose “universal” background checks, which would have amounted to registering all firearm sales and paved the way for registering all firearms possessed.

NRA-ILA fact sheet: Private Sales Restrictions and Gun Registration.

4. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has attempted to ban the importation of certain shotguns.

Grassroots Alert article: NRA Files Comments Opposing Shotgun Importation Ban

Grassroots Alert article: BATFE Modifies Shotgun Import Ban Study, Still Gets it Wrong

5. BATFE also considered whether to restrict solid hunting bullets as “armor piercing ammunition.”
Grassroots Alert article: BATFE Taking Comments on Sporting Purposes Exemption to Armor-Piercing Ammunition Law.

6. This year, BATFE restricted 5.45x39mm 7N6 as “armor piercing ammunition.”

Grassroots Alert article: BATFE Publicly Confirms Administration’s Ammunition Import Ban.

7. This year, BATFE has proposed to excessively expand the categories of persons prohibited under federal law from acquiring or possessing firearms on mental health grounds.

Grassroots Alert article: NRA Opposes Administration’s Plan to Broaden Reach of Mental Health-Related Gun Bans.

8. Last year, the Obama Administration signed the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. Washington Times.com. NRA opposed the treaty.

It’s not a steady drip or the dreaded slippery slope – this is a constant onslaught of legislation and public relations toward gun confiscation. The resources are mounting and if you think I’m kidding about the obsessive nature of the promoters, here’s what Mike Bloomberg the billionaire ex-mayor in an interview with The New York Times had to say about his gun-control efforts.

“I have earned my place in heaven.”

Bloomberg himself has armed guards of course, as do leftist members of Congress and leftist entertainers, but he may actually believe he’s curried favor with Saint Peter by blowing $50 million on politicians who support gun control. Do you think someone who says they’ve bought a backstage pass into heaven can be reasoned with?

Barack Obama’s platitudes and Bloomberg’s Sainthood aside, here’s a list of Laws affecting legal gun ownership passed in 2013:

Colorado

Magazine Capacity

House Bill 1224 bans the sale, transfer or possession of a magazine capable of holding more than fifteen rounds of ammunition and any magazine larger than fifteen rounds that is manufactured in Colorado on or after the effective date must include a serial number and date of assembly. HB 1224 was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper on March 20.

 

Gun Tax

House Bill 1228 imposes an undetermined fee (gun tax) for undergoing a background check through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation InstaCheck system. HB 1228 was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper on March 20.

 

Universal Background Check

House Bill 1229 imposes “universal background check.” HB 1229 was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper on March 20.

(For above bills)

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/3/colorado-governor-could-sign-anti-gun-bills-any-day,-contact-him-now.aspx?s=house+bill+1229&st=&ps=

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/5/colorado-2013-session-adjourns-after-historic-assault-on-your-constitutional-rights.aspx?s=&st=10470&ps=

 

Ban of online firearm training for concealed carry permit holders

Senate Bill 195 bans all-online firearm training for concealed carry permits.

SB 195 was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper on May 24.

 

Connecticut

Magazine Capacity

Senate Bill 1094 expands Connecticut’s current ban on some semi-automatic rifles to include .22 caliber rifles with one or more certain cosmetic features. SB 1094 was signed into law by Governor Daniel Malloy on June 18.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2011/3/connecticut-%E2%80%9Clarge-capacity%E2%80%9D-magazine.aspx?s=senate+bill+1094&st=&ps=

 

Omnibus Bill

Senate Bill 1160, omnibus anti-gun legislation, was signed into law by Governor Dannel Malloy on April 4.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/4/connecticut-governor-malloy-and-connecticut-general-assembly-approve-an-irresponsible-and-dangerous-measure-that-will-victimize-responsible-gun-owners.aspx?s=senate+bill+1160&st=&ps=

 

Delaware

Background Checks

House Bill 35 which imposes “universal” background checks was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell on May 8.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/1/delaware-governor-jack-markell-unveils-gun-control-plan-to-leave-you-defenseless.aspx?s=&st=10472&ps=

 

Lost or Stolen

Senate Bill 16 imposes lost and stolen reporting requirements. SB 16 was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell on June 12.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/6/delaware-governor-jack-markell-signs-into-law-measure-attacking-lawabiding-gun-owners.aspx?s=&st=10472&ps=

 

Hawaii

NICS Background Check

Senate Bill 69 requires fingerprinting and processing through NICS in addition to the already existing registration requirement on all firearms brought into the state. SB 69 was signed into law by Governor Neil Abercrombie on July 9.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/5/hawaii-contact-the-governor-today-and-request-his-veto-of-senate-bill-69.aspx?s=&st=10475&ps=

 

Maryland

Firearm Safety Act

Senate Bill 281 bans the transport, sale, purchase, transfer or possession of commonly owned semi-automatic centerfire rifles that have a detachable magazine and two additional characteristic restricts magazine capacity to no more than ten rounds and requires a state permit-to-purchase, rent or otherwise be in possession of a handgun. SB 281 was signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley on May 16.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/9/maryland-update-on-legislative-hearing-in-annapolis-to-review-proposed-msp-regulations-to-implement-sb-281.aspx?s=&st=10484&ps=

 

New York

Firearm Safety Act

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/4/new-york-safe-act-registration-deadline-is-tomorrow-april-15.aspx?s=&st=10496&ps=

Ban of Commonly Owned Semiautomatic Firearms/Magazine Capacity/Firearms Registration/Ammunition Restrictions/Mental Health Senate Bill 2230 bans commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and magazines, firearm registration and restrictions on ammunition purchases and requires mental health practitioners to report if someone is a threat to himself or others (without requiring an adjudication) and such person must surrender their gun. SB 2230 was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on January 15.

 

Utah

House Bill 43 requires organizations like the NRA who engage in political speech to immediately disclose the names of virtually all of its donors, including those who pay membership dues. HB 43 was signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert on April 1.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/3/utah-ominous-campaign-disclosure-bill-now-before-governor.aspx?s=&st=10508&ps=

 

What no one wants to think about is what may happen if President Obama does with his gun control agenda what he’s doing with immigration policy: Selectively enforcing immigration law, ignoring the Separation of Powers, writing and re-writing legislation and issuing Executive Orders when Congress won’t act.

The mid-term elections are not exactly looking rosy for Barack Obama and if the pundits and polls are correct (aren’t they always?); the Senate and House will have a healthy bunch of Republicans running Congress. The President may only have until then to get the above proposals through and what if Congress won’t act, as he says so often? Will his pen and phone get to work on gun confiscation?

Here’s a hint: “Citizenship means standing up for the lives that gun violence steals from us each day. I have seen the courage of parents, students, pastors, and police officers all over this country who say ‘we are not afraid,’ and I intend to keep trying, with or without Congress, to help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters, shopping malls, or schools.”
– Barack Obama

Will the President pursue the last option left to a “disappointed” tyrant? Is it possible that Barack Obama would actually use Executive power to fulfill his obvious disdain for the Second Amendment?

Ponder that as tens of thousands of children from Central and Latin America, escorted by who knows who are being allowed to cross our southern border illegally. It’s criminal on every level – especially the willful neglect of the President’s Constitutional responsibility regarding the nation’s border.

Gun control is now a big-time priority for President Obama and the radical liberals who control cities, Governorships and state legislatures around the nation. There’s plenty of legislation coming down the pike here in 2014 – anyone doubting the left’s real anti-gun agenda needs to carry copies of the following around with them, share them and be constantly reminded of what’s really going on here:

California (8/31/14)

Senate Bill 53 would require the purchasers of ammunition to register with the state Department of Justice prior to purchasing any ammunition.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/6/california-assembly-to-vote-on-anti-gun-bill-any-day.aspx?s=&st=10469&ps=

 

Senate Bill 199 bans the sale/transfer of used and antique BB devices and imitation firearms that are not colored as specified.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/6/california-time-to-put-pressure-on-the-legislature-again.aspx?s=&st=10469&ps=

 

Senate Bill 808 imposes restrictions and fees on the ability to make, or even assemble, a personal firearm, along with requiring serialization and registration of that personal firearm and requires all firearms made and assembled prior to enactment to have serial numbers and be registered.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/6/california-time-to-put-pressure-on-the-legislature-again.aspx?s=&st=10469&ps=

 

Assembly Bill 1014 would allow any person to seek a “gun violence restraining order” against another person.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/6/california-time-to-put-pressure-on-the-legislature-again.aspx?s=&st=10469&ps=

 

Assembly Bill 1609 would impose unnecessary limitations on the transfer of firearms by law-abiding citizens, requiring that all transfers be completed through a CA gun dealer, regardless of the circumstances.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/6/california-time-to-put-pressure-on-the-legislature-again.aspx?s=&st=10469&ps=

 

Assembly Bill 1964 would remove existing exemptions for all single-shot pistols, other than those with a break top or bolt action, from California’s roster of “not safe” handguns.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/6/california-time-to-put-pressure-on-the-legislature-again.aspx?s=&st=10469&ps=

 

Assembly Bill 2305 would expand CA law by imposing criminal liability if an individual unknowingly carries a firearm on or about his or her person.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/4/california-legislative-update-for-the-week-of-april-7.aspx?s=&st=10469&ps=

 

Assembly Bill 2310 would reenact provisions authorizing a city prosecutor or city attorney in specified counties to file an action for unlawful detainer to abate a nuisance caused by an illegal conduct involving firearms or ammunition.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/6/california-time-to-put-pressure-on-the-legislature-again.aspx?s=&st=10469&ps=

 

Delaware (6/30/14)

Undetectable Firearms

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/6/delaware-senate-committee-to-hear-gun-ban-legislation-next-week.aspx?s=&st=10472&ps=

 

Illinois (1/13/15)

Senate Bill 1002 bans the possession, purchase, manufacture, sale or delivery of all ammunition magazines that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition or that can be converted to hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/5/illinois-anti-self-defense-amendment-to-be-considered-in-senate-as-early-as-tomorrow.aspx?s=Senate+Bill+1002&st=&ps=

 

Senate Bill 1342 (House Amendment 2) creates and imposes mandatory minimum felony penalties for individuals who carry or possess a firearm on any public street, alley or public lands.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/10/illinois-house-amendment-to-create-mandatory-jail-time-for-victimless-crimes-to-be-considered-as-early-as-tomorrow.aspx?s=SB+1342&st=&ps=

 

Senate Bill 3659, the public safety act, seeks to ban the possession, delivery, sale and purchase of many semi-automatic firearms and accessories.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/5/illinois-anti-gunner-wish-list-legislation-introduced.aspx?s=Senate+Bill+3659&st=&ps=

 

House Bill 815 imposes restrictions on magazine capacity and shooting ranges.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/1/illinois-state-senate-leadership-postpones-floor-votes-on-gun-and-magazine-bans,-registration-schemes-and-shooting-range-

restrictions.aspx?s=House+Bill+815&st=&ps=House Bill 1263 bans many commonly owned firearms.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/1/illinois-state-senate-leadership-postpones-floor-votes-on-gun-and-magazine-bans,-registration-schemes-and-shooting-range-

restrictions.aspx?s=House+Bill+1263&st=&ps=

 

House Bill 2265 imposes mandatory minimum felony penalties ranging from three to ten years in prison for those who carry a firearm without a Concealed Carry License (CCL) or possess a firearm without a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/10/illinois-bill-to-create-mandatory-jail-time-for-victimless-crimes-to-be-heard-as-early-as-october-22.aspx?s=House+Bill+2265&st=&ps=

House Bill 3646 provides that any owner of an establishment that serves alcohol on its premises who maintains a retail liquor license and allows for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on its premises as an on premise consumption retailer, (deletes if more than 50% of the establishment’s gross receipts within the prior 3 months is from the sale of alcohol) who knowingly fails to prohibit concealed firearms on its premises or who knowingly makes a false statement or record to avoid the prohibition of concealed firearms on its premises shall be guilty of a business offense with a fine up to $5,000.

 

House Bill 3669 provides that a licensee who knowingly carries a firearm on or into a building, real property, or parking area under the control of a public or private pre-school, elementary or secondary school, college, or university is guilty of a Class 4 felony for a first offense and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent offense.

 

House Bill 3714 imposes a two percent surcharge (tax) on firearm ammunition.

 

House Bill 4517 provides that a concealed carry licensee shall not knowingly carry a firearm on or into any building, real property and parking area under the control of a restaurant.

 

House Bill 4574 provides that the Department of State Police shall suspend for five years the FOID card of a person who has been convicted of a third violation of the provision of the Criminal Code of 2012 that makes it an offense for a person who possesses or acquires a firearm and thereafter loses the firearm, or if the firearm is stolen from the person, to fail to report the loss or theft to the local law enforcement agency within 72 hours after obtaining knowledge of the loss or theft.

 

House Bill 4715 provides that every person must register each firearm he or she owns or possesses.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/2/illinois-proposed-firearms-registration-act-bill-being-closely-watched-by-nra-ila.aspx?s=House+Bill+4715&st=&ps=

 

House Bill 4754 creates the offense of unlawful use of a three-dimensional printer to create a firearm.

 

House Bill 4779 provides that a person shall not carry a concealed firearm onto private real property of any type without prior permission from the property owner. It also provides that a real property owner shall indicate permission to carry concealed firearms onto the property by clearly and conspicuously posting a sign at the entrance of a building, premises, or real property under his or her control, except this posting is not required if the property is a private residence.

 

House Bill 5490, mandatory lost and stolen reporting legislation.

 

Maryland

Ongoing Litigation into 2014 Concerning SB281 signed by Governor O’Mally on May 16, 2013

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/10/maryland-update-on-pending-litigation.aspx?s=&st=10484&ps=

 

Massachusetts (1/6/15)

Senate Bill 1126 establishes a Firearms Violence Prevention Trust Fund.

 

House Bill 47 bans any magazine capable of holding more than ten rounds, establishes a seven round magazine limit, limits the purchase one firearm a month and mandates a background check and a fee (gun tax) for the private transfer of firearms including family and friends.

 

House Bill 3250, microstamping legislation.

 

House Bill 3253 increasing the tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition.

 

House Bill 4121 would give police chiefs discretion in licensing owners for shotguns and rifles, ban the private sale of firearms without a licensed gun dealer and require gun owners to provide a list of all firearms they currently own to the state with each renewal of their license, among many other things. Additionally, it would grant authority to the state Attorney General to remove certain firearms from the approved “firearms roster.”

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/6/massachusetts-act-now-as-joint-committee-on-public-safety-and-homeland-security-tries-to-sneak-vote-on-egregious-anti-gun-

bill-tomorrow.aspx?s=&st=10485&ps=

 

Michigan (12/31/14)

House Bill 4774 an act that would regulate and license the selling, purchasing, possession and carrying of certain firearms.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/5/michigan-anti-gun-extremists-push-for-long-gun-licensing-and-registration.aspx?s=&st=10486&ps=

 

New Jersey (1/12/15)

Assembly Bill 2006 / Senate Bill 993

 

Magazine and Gun Ban Legislation

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/5/new-jersey-magazine-and-gun-ban-legislation-passes-and-goes-to-governor.aspx?s=&st=10494&ps=

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A2500/2006_R2.HTM

 

Senate Bill 684 revises the definition of destructive device to include certain weapons of 50 Caliber or greater.

 

Senate Bill 1137 prohibits sale and possession of undetectable firearms manufactured using 3D printing technology.

 

Assembly Bill 253 disqualifies persons named on federal Terrorist Watchlist from obtaining firearms identification card or permit to purchase handgun.

 

Assembly Bill 672 establishes a ballistics identifier program for certain firearms.

 

Assembly Bill 673 requires firearms to be unloaded and securely locked or stored in within the home.

 

Assembly Bill 674 requires seizure of firearms when mental health professional determines patient poses threat of harm to self or others.

 

Assembly Bill 851 requires firearms endorsement on driver’s license or non-driver identification card.

 

Assembly Bill 2028 / Senate Bill 154 revises statutes concerning firearms purchaser identification cards and handgun purchase permits; makes handgun purchase permit valid for four years.

 

Assembly Bill 2777 amends state statutes with to allow for reasonable deviations with transporting firearms. We suggested a one-word amendment that would make the bill a pro-
gun bill and an improvement over current law, but as written, the bill is actually worse that current law.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/5/new-jersey-senate-passes-two-gun-control-bills.aspx?s=&st=10494&ps=

 

Assembly Concurrent Resolution 92 urges the President and Congress to enact stronger firearms laws.

 

New York (1/7/15)

 

Senate Bill 68A / Assembly Bill 2023 requires semi-automatic pistols manufactured or sold a gun dealer in New York to be capable of microstamping ammunition.

 

Senate Bill 572A prohibits purchasing more than one firearm during any thirty-day period.

 

Senate Bill 575 imposes “universal background checks” for the sale of firearms.

 

Senate Bill 2028 bans the sale, use and possession of .50 caliber or larger firearms.

 

Assembly Bill 3186A requires the reporting of lost or stolen firearms to local police authorities within 72 hours.

 

Assembly Bill 3221 requires the “safe storage” of firearms.

 

Assembly Bill 3244-A would require all current semi-automatic pistols in production and all newly designed semi-automatic pistols delivered to any licensed firearms dealer in New York to mechanically stamp an alpha-numeric or geometric code that would imprint the make, model or serial number onto the cartridge case when the gun in discharged. Assembly Bill 3908A requires owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/6/new-york-assembly-committee-to-hear-two-anti-gun-bills-tomorrow.aspx?s=&st=10496&ps=

 

Assembly Bill 3941-A – “Children’s Weapon Accident Prevention Act” seeks to force its way into gun owners’ homes by criminally penalizing those who store their weapons in a way other than what this bill deems appropriate.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/6/new-york-assembly-committee-to-hear-two-anti-gun-bills-tomorrow.aspx?s=&st=10496&ps=

 

Assembly Bill 5012 imposes a ten-day waiting period for all firearm purchases.

 

Ohio (12/31/14)

Senate Bill 18 prohibits a person from knowingly acquiring, possessing, carrying or using an “assault weapon” and to require the state Attorney General to prepare for the establishment of a firearm and ammunition transactions database.

 

House Bill 31 establishes the crime of criminally negligent storage of a firearm.

 

Pennsylvania (11/30/14)

 

Senate Bill 191 imposes a one-gun-a-month restriction.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/2/pennsylvania-legislators-ignore-logic-and-lead-with-emotion-to-introduce-restrictive-measures.aspx?s=&st=10502&ps=

 

Senate Bill 435 bans “assault weapons” and “high capacity” ammunition magazines over ten rounds.

 

House Bill 239 requires all firearms to be registered with the Pennsylvania State Police.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/2/pennsylvania-legislators-ignore-logic-and-lead-with-emotion-to-introduce-restrictive-measures.aspx?s=&st=10502&ps=

 

House Bill 335 provides for licenses and for sale or transfer of firearms by adding that the application for a license to carry a firearm shall affirm that the applicant has never received mental health treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A seller shall similarly ask if the purchaser has ever received mental health treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis.

 

House Bill 517 prohibits the possession, use, control, sale, transfer or manufacture of an “assault weapon.”

 

House Bill 518 prohibits individuals from using force for the protection of property, an individual or one’s own well-being, if the person is either able to retreat or instructed by peace officers or public safety dispatchers not to pursue the suspect.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/2/pennsylvania-legislators-ignore-logic-and-lead-with-emotion-to-introduce-restrictive-measures.aspx?s=&st=10502&ps=

 

Rhode Island (6/23)

Senate Bill 2318 / House Bill 7838 imposes a ten percent “supplemental tax” on firearms and ammunition.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/5/rhode-island-senate-committee-schedules-anti-gun-bill-this-thursday.aspx?s=&st=10503&ps=

 

Senate Bill 2632 would impose burdensome restrictions on semi-automatic “assault weapons” and limit magazine capacity to ten rounds.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/4/rhode-island-senate-and-house-committees-stall-multiple-anti-gun-bills.aspx?s=&st=10503&ps=

 

House Bill 5990 / Senate Bill 859 imposes restrictions on the manufacture, transfer and possession of certain semi-automatic “assault weapons” and ban magazines containing more than ten rounds.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/5/rhode-island-marathon-gun-control-hearing-goes-into-the-early-morning-hours.aspx?s=&st=10503&ps=

 

House Bill 5993 / Senate Bill 865 abolishes all “shall issue” carry permits and grant the Attorney General sole issuing authority.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/5/rhode-island-marathon-gun-control-hearing-goes-into-the-early-morning-hours.aspx?s=&st=10503&ps=

 

House Bill 6160 removes the town clerk and sergeant from the list of licensing officers for concealed carry permits.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/6/rhode-island-concealed-carry-attack-stalls-in-committee-but-this-bill-is-still-alive.aspx?s=&st=10503&ps=

 

House Bill 7310 prohibits persons convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from owning firearms.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/2/rhode-island-ocean-state-assault-on-the-second-amendment-lawmakers-in-providence-unleash-long-list-of-anti-gun-bills.aspx?s=&st=10503&ps=

 

House Bill 7583 bans the manufacture, sale, possession and transfer of semi-automatic “assault weapons.”

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/3/rhode-island-anti-gun-legislation-stalled-in-house-committee.aspx?s=&st=10503&ps=

 

House Bill 7584 bans semi-automatic “assault weapons” and magazines exceeding ten rounds.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/3/rhode-island-anti-gun-legislation-stalled-in-house-committee.aspx?s=&st=10503&ps=

 

House Bill 7585 creates a ten-round magazine limit and prohibit the possession of magazines exceeding ten rounds, making it punishable as a felony.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/3/rhode-island-anti-gun-legislation-stalled-in-house-committee.aspx?s=&st=10503&ps=

 

House Bill 7587 changes the local law enforcement issued permits from “shall” issue to “may” issue, meaning local officials could virtually end concealed carry in the state.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/4/rhode-island-anti-gun-lawmakers-turn-their-attack-on-concealed-carry-process.aspx?s=&st=10503&ps=

 

House Bill 7838 requires the use of non-toxic ammunition for hunting whenever such ammunition is available. (lead ammo bill)

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/4/rhode-island-senate-and-house-committees-stall-multiple-anti-gun-bills.aspx?s=&st=10503&ps=

Still think this is about keeping anti-tank bazookas out of the hands of the public? Think again.

They’re after your guns, and all your rights. After all – isn’t the 2nd Amendment what stands between you and everything in the Bill of Rights? America without the 2nd Amendment is closer to the truth than you think – piece by piece our Right to Bear Arms is being dismantled and you are asleep at the wheel.
Read more at http://joeforamerica.com/2014/06/fact-guns-proof/#IE4ywpu7aAutCauC.99

 

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.

Does New York City Mayor Bloomberg want to ban e-cigarettes too?

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This is from Fox News Health.

Nanny Bloomberg is trying to dictate very facet of the people in

New York City.

I would love to go to New York and see the sights but with all of the

dumb-assed laws in the state and New York City I will not go.

The thing that bothers me the most is their anti Second Amendment laws.

So this gun owning Second Amendment loving patriot will stay away.

 

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t just want to limit the use of cigarettes – but electronic cigarettes as well.

In a newly leaked draft of three tobacco-related bills soon to be voted on by the NYC City Council, the new definition of “tobacco products” under city law would be changed to include e-cigarettes and related components, parts and accessories.  If the ordinances pass, the display of e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco would be banned in retail stores.

Also, while tobacco and menthol flavored e-cigarettes would still be available in retail stores, all other flavored e-cigarettes could only be sold in age-restricted “tobacco bars.” But there’s a catch. New York City prohibits the operation of “tobacco bars” that weren’t opened before December 31, 2001.

The original version of the bills, drafted by the Health Department by request of Mayor Bloomberg, did not include any position on e-cigarettes.  The bills’ changes also include raising the legal age for buying tobacco to 21, prohibiting the display of cigarette advertising in stores and creating a higher price floor for cigarette packages.

The documents were leaked by the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA), an advocacy group aimed at raising awareness and protecting rights to access to reduced harm alternatives.  They argue that electronic cigarettes are far less harmful than regular cigarettes and have helped many former adult smokers to quit smoking by switching to less harmful alternatives.

Click to read the proposed ordinances leaked by the CASAA.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/08/09/does-nyc-mayor-bloomberg-want-to-ban-e-cigarettes-too/#ixzz2bbwNRPU7

 

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.

 

Should Smokers Be Forced To Buy A License?

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This is from The Last Resistance.

It will be ok to smoke pot but not tobacco.

The nanny state of  New York strikes again.

If the tobacco industry is destroyed how many people will be affected.?

 

If I had to describe New York Mayor Bloomberg’s large soda ban in 10 words or less, this is how I’d do it: asinine, ridiculous, insane, laughable, invasive, patriarchal, insane, unnecessary, insane and useless. That being said, what could be worse, or more laughably inane than a discussion about a “smokers license?” The answer is nothing.

According to a local CBS affiliate in Washington DC:

“In this week’s PLOS Medicine medical journal, two leading tobacco control advocates debate the merits of the smoker’s license. Simon Chapman, a professor at the University of Sydney, proposes that users would have to apply and pay for a mandatory license in the form of a smartcard that would be shown when buying cigarettes. Dr. Chapman wrote that it could discourage young people from picking up the habit. In a controversial move, the smartcard would allow the government to limit how many cigarettes a smoker could buy. Professor Chapman suggests 50 per day averaged over two weeks to accommodate heavy smokers. The anti-smoking activist told the Daily Mail that the sale of tobacco is currently subject to trivial controls compared to other dangerous products that threaten both public and personal safety.”

Why is this even being debated? Are our lives so lacking in government intervention that smokers must be observed at all times? Do we want the government deciding how much we can purchase of a personal product?

Chapman’s line of reasoning seems sound at first glance, but upon further review, it’s absurd. He claims that this license will discourage the youth from smoking. That seems sound, because having to provide ID to buy alcohol has really discouraged youth fromdrinking.

Secondly, he suggests that the number of cigarettes purchased by an individual could be limited by the government. Chapman suggests “50 per day, averaged over two weeks to accommodate heavy smokers.” If that’s the case, why regulate at all? People are still going to smoke, but now this regulation would just give the government more power over the individual than they already possess. In addition to that, the youth will find a way to get cigarettes; they always do.

Smoking is bad for your health; everybody knows that. But so is over-eating, sugary foods, high-fructose corn syrup, alcohol, and not exercising, among many other things. Regulations like these are a misguided attempt at forcing consumers to be healthy; to do what the government wants them to do. Regulations like these are helping to create a nanny-state.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be told by the government how much bacon I can eat per week. That is where we are headed if debates like these turn into action. We live in a society of personal freedoms. I like to call it a society of “survival of the fittest.” People can choose to eat themselves to death, or smoke until their lungs turn black, if that is what they want to do. The last thing we need is a parental government trying to baby the country.

I’ve seen too much to give the government the benefit of the doubt. This isn’t really about consumer health, it’s all about control; all of it. And when a government exercises too much control over a people, it never turns out well. As Neil Gaiman has said: “Human beings do not like being pushed about by gods. They may seem to, on the surface, but somewhere on the inside, underneath it all, they sense it, and they resent it.”

 

 

 

 

ATF classifies Chore Boy pot scrubber pads NFA firearms Continue reading on Examiner.com ATF classifies Chore Boy pot scrubber pads NFA firearms

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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.

Continue reading on Examiner.com ATF classifies Chore Boy pot scrubber pads NFA firearms – National gun rights | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-national/atf-classifies-chore-boy-pot-scrubber-pads-nfa-firearms#ixzz1dthIfRZO

 

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