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Republican eyes DOJ budget to block Obama gun orders

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This is from The Hill.

We locked and loaded against a tyrant over taxes in 1775,

Now we have another tyrant trying to destroy the Second Amendment as well as the rest of the Bill Of Rights and Constitution.

A powerful House Republican is threatening to block President Obama’s executive order on guns by defunding the Department of Justice (DOJ).

In a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department, warned against enforcing the new gun restrictions.

“The next twelve months will be an especially dangerous time for Americans who treasure our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms,” Culberson said.

“I have formally notified Attorney General Lynch that I will aggressively protect our Second Amendment rights using Congress’ power of the purse,” he added. “I notified the attorney general that if the Department of Justice attempted to create new restrictions on our Constitutional rights that I would use every tool at my disposal to immediately restrict their access to federal funding.”

Culberson appears to be the first Republican to call to block DOJ funding over the executive action on guns.

In future budget agreements, House appropriators could specifically prohibit the Justice Department from enforcing the gun restrictions without defunding the entire agency.

Culberson warned Lynch not to “create new law” in his letter.

“The House Appropriations Committee will not provide resources to your department for the development or implementation of unlawful limitations on the unambiguous Second Amendment rights of Americans,” Culberson wrote.

Culberson’s letter follows harsh words that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had for the Obama administration earlier Monday.

He accused Obama of “subverting” Congress by taking executive action on gun control.

“We all are pained by the recent atrocities in our country, but no change the president is reportedly considering would have prevented them,” Ryan said.

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Merry Christmas: UN Declares Arms Trade Treaty to Go Into Effect Dec. 24

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This is from The New American.

How many of the recently fired Democrats will now be inclined to vote for this treaty?

If this treaty passes the UN will find out the same thing King George III found out that no tyrant will get our guns.

If they do get them it will be from our Cold Dead Hands.

 

On its official website, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (yes, that’s really a thing and yes, it is housed right here in the United States) announced that the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) “will enter into force on 24 December 2014.”

Merry Christmas!

It is ironical that on the day before the world’s 2.18 billion Christians commemorate the coming of Jesus Christ to the Earth, the United Nations will officially put into motion a plan to deny them of a right given to them by the very God whose birth they celebrate.

For those unfamiliar with the text of the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty, here’s a brief sketch of the most noxious provisions:

• Article 2 of the treaty defines the scope of the treaty’s prohibitions. The right to own, buy, sell, trade, or transfer all means of armed resistance, including handguns, is denied to civilians by this section of the Arms Trade Treaty.

• Article 3 places the “ammunition/munitions fired, launched or delivered by the conventional arms covered under Article 2” within the scope of the treaty’s prohibitions, as well.

• Article 4 rounds out the regulations, also placing all “parts and components” of weapons within the scheme.

• Perhaps the most immediate threat to the rights of gun owners in the Arms Trade Treaty is found in Article 5. Under the title of “General Implementation,” Article 5 mandates that all countries participating in the treaty “shall establish and maintain a national control system, including a national control list.” This list should “apply the provisions of this Treaty to the broadest range of conventional arms.”

• Article 12 adds to the record-keeping requirement, mandating that the list include “the quantity, value, model/type, authorized international transfers of conventional arms,” as well as the identity of the “end users” of these items.

• Finally, the agreement demands that national governments take “appropriate measures” to enforce the terms of the treaty, including civilian disarmament. If these countries can’t get this done on their own, however, Article 16 provides for UN assistance, specifically including help with the enforcement of “stockpile management, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes.” In fact, a “voluntary trust fund” will be established to assist those countries that need help from UN peacekeepers or other regional forces to disarm their citizens.

Arguably, the Arms Trade Treaty would become the law of the United States if the Senate were to ratify the treaty.

While that is the process that the Constitution establishes for the implementation of treaties, fundamental principles of construction and constitutional law dictate that no treaty that violates the Constitution can become the supreme law of the land. In the case of the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty, there is no doubt that regardless of presidential signatures or congressional consent, this treaty cannot pass constitutional muster and therefore will never be the valid law of the land.

Unless, of course, Americans once again acquiesce to President Obama’s assumption of illegal authority and relinquish their rights and weapons regardless of the reasons they should not do so.

There is a higher authority, however, who never asked his followers to surrender their weapons and leave themselves defenseless in the war against tyranny.

While the president declares that greater federal restriction on the right to own, transfer, buy, and sell guns and ammunition is necessary in order to “heal our troubled minds,” Christians believe that there is only one place to turn for such relief: the Great Physician.

Christians, moreover, believe they not only have the right to keep and bear arms, but have the obligation to do so in the fight to protect freedom. The idea that God has commanded his children to own weapons and to be ready to wield them in defense of liberty might sound odd to many, but the scriptures provide ample evidence of this divine injunction.

In Luke 22:35-36, to cite one example, Jesus commanded his followers to purchase a sword in defiance of Roman law. Within the boundaries of the world under the control of the Roman emperor, to carry such a weapon was a crime punishable by death.

Why, then, would Jesus, the Prince of Peace, command his followers to break the law of the world’s most powerful empire – with legions of armed enforcers around every corner — if the benefit of keeping that commandment did not outweigh the potential harm?

Furthermore, if Jesus was the pacifist so many modern gun-rights deniers portray him as, why is there not a single syllable in the scriptures forbidding disciples from keeping and bearing arms?

If God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, why would he instruct early Christians to arms themselves, but insist that modern disciples be left defenseless? And, what of Paul’s pronouncement that “if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (1 Tim. 5:8)?

If God preferred that his children refrain from buying, selling, owning, or transferring weapons, why is there not one verse in the entire canon of Christian scripture setting out such counsel?

Where has the Christian adherence to and understanding of this principle gone?

Perhaps it has slipped into oblivion, much like the related precept of being steadfastly dedicated to obeying the world of God in defiance of immoral government edicts.

Perhaps there are “evil men and seducers” who are “without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good.” (2 Timothy 3: 3, 13) who intend to enslave mankind and who understand that a disarmed populace is a slave populace.

Turning to the wisdom and warnings of the Holy Bible, Christians can find the “instruction in righteousness” that they believe lead them to “all good works.” (2 Timothy 3: 16-17)

All Americans, regardless of religion, must recognize that God gave us the freedoms we enjoy and with that gift comes the obligation of protecting ourselves and our loved ones. We must be armed, not for the purpose of private vengeance, but to remain ready to defend the liberty that is our inheritance.

The next meeting of the states that are parties to the Arms Trade Treaty — including the United States — is scheduled for November 27-28 in Berlin, Germany. There is time, then, to convince our elected leaders to refuse to sacrifice our freedom to keep and bear arms on the altar of one-world government.

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

 

This is Iraq – if you have guns, bring them’

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This is from an AL JAZEERA’S blog.

I never thought I would be using anything from Al JAZEERA.

The only way to beat tyrant is for all people to take up arms against said tyrant.

 

Iraqis in Baghdad and beyond are reaching for their rifles in a call to arms to stop ISIL.

 

Iraq’s military recruitment drive has intensified over the last few days. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani ‎on Friday announced that all Iraqis should join the national army.

His word counts. He’s the highest Shia religious authority in the country and as such is the spiritual guide for millions of Shia in this country, but his statement was meant to include all Iraqis not just Shia.

On state TV, patriotic songs fill the space in between the news and cooking programmes. One song shows Iraqis of all ages join together on the steps of what looks like a mosque. They are each draped in the national flag while an orchestra plays a sweeping score underneath.

With each line they sing louder, lauding Iraq and Iraqis. Another video sees a unit of the Iraqi military stand menacing in the background while a slightly uncomfortable, overweight singer dressed to the nines in battlefield gear sings the praises of Iraq’s army.

It all points to the further militarisation of Iraqi society. On Sunday the National Security Council hosted a press conference. One of the messages caught my ear: “If you have weapons at home, please bring them to the recruitment centre, there we will register you.”

‘Join and fight’

The official line is clear. Iraqis must join up and fight. However, there is concern that the call to arms is being manipulated for political and sectarian purposes.

Speaking to a foreign a diplomat here I got a sense that he was worried.

Sistani’s call to arms was clear, it was non-sectarian and a call for Iraqis to join the national army. But it’s been twisted by certain groups as an excuse to join militias and that in the long run will be unhelpful.”

Here in Baghdad we are getting credible reports that Shia militias are setting up checkpoints of their own in areas they control. This suggests the city is getting ready for an assault.

The sense of nervousness is palpable.  Young men are signing up to fight at recruitment centres across the city and the country. I’ve heard some say they have moved their guns to easily accessible locations in their houses and cars.

It’s no exaggeration to say that people are preparing for an attack on the city. The security services have increased checkpoints and are mounting ‎more mobile patrols.

Iraqi society ‎is not shy of gun culture.

Last year I was chatting with a friend called Ammar. He told me: “You need at least three guns. An AK-47 for the house, a pistol for the car and a hunting rifle.” ‎

At the time I put it down to a mentality developed during years of war. I called Ammar on Sunday and asked him how he felt about the current crisis.

After telling me about his fear for his family and friends, and how if it came to it he would fight, he said: “This is Iraq – if you have guns, bring them.”

Never Forget What This Tyrant Siad

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Poetry Corner: Liberty’s Bright Guiding Light

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This is from Girls Just Wanna Have Guns.

 

grim bho

in a land of long ago and far away

Not much different than today

Lived a man of high expectation

(Though none knew his resignation

To kill the land of opportunity),

Who became the leader of inequity.

 

In his promises some believed,

Reality suspended, from truth cleaved,

And in this state of worshipping

Into office they put their King

Of “Hope” and “Change” and “Transparency”

None foresaw their ways of errancy.

 

The King, with Nobel Prize of Peace,

Won the day without release,

Of his plans to go to war,

With all and sundry, battle more,

To send our troops both here and there,

Of Fast and Furious, he did not care

 

To tell the truth, or swear on oath,

He lies like ash on Mount Gorgoroth,

And when asked “how”, “what”, or “when”,

His heart’s reaction is to lie descend;

Darkness stalks his every word,

From his lips truth is unheard.

 

Soon, without the law’s consent,

He made decrees from which was rent

All legal ways of doing things,

(But such is the way of tyrants and kings),

And Executive Orders became the way

To make his land his price to pay.

 

The King gave to “green” companies

And soon came many bankruptcies,

The country’s money went down the drain

And their grandchildren would feel the pain

Of paying back King’s grand largesse

To clean up King’s debt-filled mess.

He hired those whose ways were hate

(Of this truth there was no debate)

For the land that they alleged to serve

And their backgrounds could all unnerve

For bombings, being Commies and much more,

Became czars, cabinet, and judges galore.

 

The country King ruled o’er with rage

Became a laughing stock engaged

In sophistry (in both gifts and diplomacy),

With thanks to King’s indelicacy,

And infantile, King threw a fit

When all King did was not a hit!

 

The future of the land he ruled

(Of unwilling subjects and those he fooled)

Became dangerously split in twain

(To never be put back again?)

And over-taxed and unemployed,

Became the things with which King toyed.

 

King muddled in their health care,

Gun rights, schools and everywhere

The people thought they had the right

To make decisions, and truly delight

In living as they thought they could

In a land that was free and good.

 

So where are they now, of long ago?

Where are the rights they used to know?

What land is this, that once so was?

As King became Tyrant without pause

And the people’s lives were lived for naught,

But to serve as slaves as subjects ought.

 

A stand was taken, and things put on hold

But e’en though the move was bold,

The Tyrant’s ruthless cuts and moves,

Reduced the hold to public approved

Compromise; ’twas said, “All good”,

Both sides won, ‘cept Tyrant’s mood

 

And soon the Tyrant doubled down

And ran the people into the ground

As push to shove to marching boots

Became the Tyrant’s power routes,

And people, no more had the right

To join in freedom’s noble fight.

 

Brown Shirts, dark hearts and special rights,

They made the people to recite

A pledge to obey the Tyrant King

To bow down and kiss his ring,

Grovel, kowtow, be nothing more

Than Tyrant’s slaves as ne’er before.

 

Until one night in hours before dawn

One stood up and called upon

A group of others tired of crawling

And, together, (through life appalling),

They organized the people’s hearts

And freedom’s fight had its start.

 

Before the Tyrant had the chance

To take away freedom’s glance

Inside the hearts and souls of man

Where freedom’s calling laid the plan

To defeat the Tyrant and his Brown Shirts

And make a difference in people’s hurts.

 

So freedom’s light returned to the land

Of Tyrant King’s defeat unplanned

Because the people stood up tall

And stood together, servants all,

Of Liberty’s bright guiding light

That shines the brightest in the night.

Read more at http://girlsjustwannahaveguns.com/2013/10/poetry-corner-libertys-bright-guiding-light/#k1aFLbvq2IByyGIr.99

My Name Is Mike Vanderboegh & I’m an Arms Smuggler ~ Video

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Sipsey Street Irregular's Mike Vanderboegh

Alabama –-(Ammoland.com)-  My name is Mike Vanderboegh and I’m a smuggler. I am from the great free state of Alabama and I am a Three Percenter.

If you need to pigeonhole my politics I consider myself a Christian libertarian. I believe in free men, free markets, the rule of law under the Founder’s Republic and that the Constitution extends to everyone regardless of race, creed, color or religion.

I most especially believe in the right of the people to keep and bear arms as the ultimate guarantor of liberty.

I have also been called a “seditionist” by members of the current regime. If faithfully fulfilling my oath to the Founders’ Republic and unrelenting hostility to those who would undermine and overthrow it makes me a “seditionist” then I cheerfully plead guilty.

The Three Percent movement I founded has been denounced by that paragon of moral virtue Bill Clinton and I am a perennial “honorable mention” on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of dangerous folks. I have even been the subject of an eighteen and a half minute rant by Rachel Madcow on MSNBC and the current Attorney General of the United States knows — and despises — me by name because of the Fast and Furious scandal that, with my friend David Codrea, I broke the news of on the Internet. Eric Holder would not be surprised to know that the feeling is mutual.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence calls me an “insurrectionist” because I don’t believe, as they do, in a government monopoly of violence, but rather in a literal interpretation of the 2nd Amendment as a bulwark against tyranny. Well, as my friend Kurt Hofmann says, “It is better to be despised by the despicable than admired by the admirable” and I suppose my remarks here today will only reinforce my enemies’ opinions of me. I think I can bear the burden.

Yesterday was the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, but also of the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto in 1943 and that of the Branch Davidians at Waco fifty years later to the day — two examples of what happens when governments exercise a monopoly of violence.

It is proper, then, to contemplate the lessons of the date in history — April 19th — then, now and in the near future. What I say now I say with reluctance, sadness and not a little bit of dread, but say it I must.

FOR SILENCE IN THE FACE OF TYRANNY IMPLIES CONSENT — AND I DO NOT CONSENT!

Neither do I believe that you consent, for you would not be here today if you did. But what I say is not easy to say nor easy to hear and many of you will not like it.

“An unconstitutional law is void.” So says the standard legal text American Jurisprudence. That is certainly true. The tricky part is how we are to make that point when the local, state and federal executive and legislative branches as well as the courts are in the hands of the domestic enemies of the Constitution. Every one who is currently trying to take away your right to arms starts out by saying “I support the 2nd Amendment.” Let me tell you a home truth from Alabama — Barack Obama supports the 2nd Amendment about as much as Adolf Hitler appreciated Jewish culture, or Joe Stalin believed in individual liberty. Believe what politicians do, not what they say.

So what shall we do about this current spate of tyranny breaking out all over?

The facsimile of a semi-automatic pistol that some of you hold in your hands was smuggled into your state from the South. Manufactured in Georgia, trans-shipped to Alabama, it came across your state line in the trunk of a car. The fact that the authorities of your state have not yet banned “sponge guns” is immaterial. It could as easily been a whole trunk full of real pistols. Indeed, before this year no one thought that other firearms and related items would ever be banned — but they have been. No one thought that the authorities of your state would pass laws making criminals out of the previously law-abiding — but they did. If they catch you violating their unconstitutional laws, they will — when they please — send armed men to work their will upon you. And people — innocent of any crime save the one these tyrants created — will die resisting them.

Yet despite the cost, these unconstitutional laws MUST be resisted. For if not now, when? And if not us, who? This is no longer a “slippery slope” leading to firearm registration and eventual confiscation — it is a precipice that some states have already plunged over and that the federal government threatens to follow. Arrests are happening NOW. When, if not now, shall we resist? Will we allow ourselves to be shoved back once again, from the free exercise of our God-given, natural and inalienable rights to liberty? — Shoved back once more, muttering but compliant?

THAT IS HOW WE GOT TO THIS PLACE — WE NEVER SHOVED BACK WHEN WE COULD DO SO WITHOUT VIOLENCE. Where does it stop? When we are all disarmed slaves?

The Founders knew how to answer such tyranny. When Captain John Parker — one of the three percent of American colonists who actively took the field against the King during the Revolution — mustered his Minutemen on Lexington Green, it was in a demonstration of ARMED civil disobedience. He might have retreated at the British approach, but he didn’t.

He might have ordered his men to lay down their arms, but he didn’t. His defiance was silent but plainly stated. A veteran of the French and Indian War, he did not want a war. He knew intimately the horrors of war. BUT HE ALSO KNEW THAT SOME THINGS ARE WORSE THAN WAR. The British could not tolerate his silent defiance — and someone fired a shot.

But even before the shot heard ’round the world, the colonists understood their weaknesses and their military needs and did something about it. They smuggled. They smuggled Dutch gunpowder and French flints. They smuggled tents and uniform cloth and artillery and ammunition.

Boston was the high headquarters of anti-British smuggling and John Hancock was its prime minister. Connecticut was a small empire built on patriotic smuggling. The colonists knew what to do and they did it, regardless of the risk — regardless of all the King’s ministers and the King’s soldiery.

They defied the King. They resisted his edicts. They evaded his laws and they smuggled. Lord above, did they smuggle.

Now we find ourselves in a similar situation. The new King Barack and his minions have determined to disarm us. We must determine to resist them.

No one wants a new civil war (except, apparently, the anti-constitional tyrants who passed these laws and the media toadies who cheer them on) but one is staring us in the face. Yes, a civil war is staring us in the face.

To think otherwise is to whistle past the graveyard of our own history. We must, if we wish to avoid armed conflict, get this message across to the collectivists who have declared their appetites for our liberty, our property and our lives –

WHEN DEMOCRACY TURNS TO TYRANNY, THE ARMED CITIZEN STILL GETS TO VOTE.

Just like King George, such people will not care, nor modify their behavior, by what you say, no matter how loudly or in what numbers you say it. They will only pay attention to what you DO.

So defy them. Resist their laws. Evade them. Smuggle in what they command you not to have. Only by our ACTS will they be impressed. Then, if they mean to have a civil war, they will at least have been informed of the unintended consequences of their tyrannical actions. Again I say –

Defy. Resist. Evade. Smuggle. If you wish to stay free and to pass down that freedom to your children’s children you can do no less than to become the lawbreakers that they have unconstitutionally made of you. Accept that fact. Embrace it. And resolve to be the very best, most successful lawbreakers you can be.

One last thing before I go. On Thursday I smuggled a half-dozen 30 round AR-15 standard capacity magazines into Connecticut in deliberate disobedience of the new state diktat.

So to Martin Looney, Mike Williams, Larry Cafarro and John McKinney I’d like to say this:

I JUST COMMITTED A “D” CLASS FELONY, YOU TYRANNICAL MORONS — PROVE IT — WHICH YOU CAN’T — AND CATCH ME IF YOU CAN.

And I’ll tell you something else. When the new ammo restrictions go into effect the first week of July, I’ll be back — with two full crates of 7.62×39 ball ammunition and I will transfer said ammunition into the hands of a Connecticut citizen without the state’s permission or paperwork.

And after I break their unconstitutional laws again, I’ll be sitting in Frank Pepe’s Pizza down in New Haven waiting for Looney and Company to come arrest me –

ANY TIME THEY THINK THEY CAN MAKE IT STICK AND FEEL FROGGY ENOUGH TO TRY.

Read more at Ammoland.com: http://www.ammoland.com/2013/04/my-name-is-mike-vanderboegh-im-an-arms-smuggler-video/#ixzz2REuWf5sN

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