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Michael Bloomberg’s gun control operatives, currently organized under the umbrella of “Everytown for Gun Safety,” are trying to mislead legislators and the general public with a list of firearm-related incidents titled, “School Shootings in America Since Sandy Hook.” As of a June 10, 2014 update, “at least 74” such incidents are said to have occurred.
Recently, a longtime firearm prohibition advocate confirmed at least two points that people who follow the gun control debate have long known. First, anti-gun activists have not abandoned the holy grail of their agenda, getting handguns banned. Second, they will never be content with an “assault weapons” ban that applies only to external features of semiautomatic firearms and not to the operating systems of those guns.
As useless as the practice may be, anti-gun crusaders typically love a gun turn-in, even those aimed at toy guns. Yet in this week’s example of zero-tolerance zealotry, even that act was cause for punishment.
On Tuesday, Barack Obama once again shared his desire for Australian-style gun control to be imported stateside. While participating in a Q&A session involving the social media website Tumblr, Obama described the failure to enact gun control legislation as the “biggest frustration” of his presidency. The president added, “A couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting… And Australia just said, well, that’s it, we’re not seeing that again. And basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws.”
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office has released for public comment the proposed Rogers Canyon Resource Protection, Public Access and Travel Management Plan (the Plan). The 640-acre Rogers Canyon area is located eight miles northwest of Laramie, WY. It is used extensively by local residents and students from the University of Wyoming and WyoTech for rock climbing, hiking, biking, hunting, all-terrain vehicles and target shooting. Unfortunately, the area has been degraded with the dumping of trash and other debris, riding off established roads and two-tracks, unsafe shooting practices, and the destruction of natural resources.
Opponents of additional gun restrictions have bottled up bills calling for stricter criminal background checks for gun purchasers. Attempts to find middle ground by focusing on keeping firearms out of the hands of those with mental illness have foundered.House Judiciary Chairman Jeff Barker, D-Aloha, and a critic of gun control, agreed that Tuesday's shootings would put additional pressure on legislators to deal with the issue.
NRA Feed - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:15
As previously reported, the Oregonian newspaper recently published a series of articles about California condors and the use of lead ammunition for hunting. Now, Oregon State University has published an article detailing an upcoming collaboration between OSU and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) on an effort to survey Oregon hunters about their use and knowledge of lead ammunition.
NRA Feed - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 05:00
The anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety on Tuesday published a list of 74 school shootings the group says have taken place since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012. But Everytown employs an overly broad definition of "school shooting" that inflates the problem to make the situation seem more dire than it is.
Yesterday, anti-gun Senate Bill 53 passed in the Assembly Public Safety Committee by a 5 to 2 vote. SB 53 will now go to the Assembly floor where it could be considered at anytime. It is CRITICAL that you contact your state Assemblyman TODAY and urge him or her to OPPOSE this egregious legislation. Contact information for your state legislator can be found here.
It's only natural, faced with atrocities like those that took place in Aurora or Sandy Hook or Isla Vista, to sink into a "What the hell is wrong with the world?" attitude. And based on the conversations that often follow these tragedies, it would be easy to think that life in the United States is as dangerous as ever, that the country is an increasingly violent, brutal place. Luckily, the statistics tell a different story.
CNN has drastically revised a claim it made, which was based on a graphical map from a pro-gun control group, which purportedly showed that 74 school shootings have occurred in the U.S. since the Sandy Hook massacre in Dec. 2012.
Law enforcement officers would be required to check state firearms records as part of routine welfare checks under legislation proposed Wednesday in the wake of the deadly rampage last month near the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Most firearms confiscated by Wichita police soon will be sold at public auction rather than being destroyed.Also later this month, a person traveling in a vehicle with a gun no longer will be required to keep it unloaded and in a case.And the city won’t be able to require armed private security guards to take advanced firearms training.The City Council on Tuesday struck down those measures in order to comply with a state law that takes effect July 1.
NRA Feed - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 06:50
Thanks to your calls and e-mails, the Michigan Senate passed both House Bill 5085 and Senate Bill 789 yesterday.
Mark A. Blehm arrived at his home in Gibson Township, Mich., found one of his screen windows broken into and an ATV outside the house. In response, Blehm retrieved a shotgun, positioned himself on the ATV and yelled to the criminal inside his house. After Blehm fired a shot into the air, the intruder eventually left the house. Police captured the intruder outside Blehm’s home shortly thereafter.
Below are two links to a video -- the same video -- one is on Facebook the other is on YouTube. I suspect it will go viral so I thought you should see it. The video is of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper in the SW Florida area (between Sarasota and Naples) totally misrepresenting the law to a citizen. At minimum, this appears to be a situation of poor training.
KGW News has identified the Oregon shooter. He was just 15 years old.What does this mean for our public policy? Well, pretty much nothing. Despite all of the chatter from the White House and beyond, “universal background checks” have absolutely nothing to do with this case. In Oregon, 15-year-olds are not allowed to purchase firearms of any sort – whether from stores or from private sources. Last year’s Toomey-Manchin proposal, which would have mandated checks for all private sales, would therefore not have applied to this case and could not have stopped this shooting. To pretend otherwise is downright dishonest.
President Barack Obama has used a live Q and A session on Tumblr to highlight Australia's gun laws following the latest mass shooting in the US.
Let me be clear, as Obama likes to say: You simply cannot praise Australia’s gun-laws without praising the country’s mass confiscation program. That is Australia’s law. When the Left says that we should respond to shootings as Australia did, they don’t mean that we should institute background checks on private sales; they mean that they we should ban and confiscate guns. No amount of wooly words can change this. Again, one doesn’t bring up countries that have confiscated firearms as a shining example unless one wishes to push the conversation toward confiscation.
Regarding the June 6 Today's Buzz question, "Would voluntary gun regulations work in Broward?":No clear-thinking county official would believe they can violate the law by establishing gun control criteria and then escape punishment by calling it "sales and marketing safeguards."