This year will tell the tale on gun rights. This is not the time to be passive on your Second Amendment right to bear arms. Just look at the state of New York and the draconian measures pushed through by Governor Andrew Cuomo and how about blithering idiot Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City. Both of these progressive scumbags would completely strip away their citizens’ rights to self defense. So glad I don’t live in New York.
And then we come to hypocrite Senator from California, Diane Feinstien, who has introduced a bill that would ban 150 of the most popular rifles, pistols and shotguns. She knows she has a snowball’s chance in hell of getting it passed. But as other commentators have said, this bill of hers is just a smokescreen to compromise on the bill. From Bob Owens, noted gun rights advocate;
Let’s skip the crap: Democrats have zero chance of passing Dianne Feinstein’s fantasy ban on semi-automatic rifles through the Senate, much less the House of Representatives.
It isn’t even their real goal. It’s a tactical diversion. For now, at least.
What Feinstein and her fellow bullies want is to browbeat legislators to “compromise.”
In Democratese, “compromise” is when they demand a dozen liberties be stripped from you, and give the most outlandish rights away and “accept” just one or two of your freedoms being stripped away.
The apparent real targets of the various Democratic bans floating through Washington are:
- Bans of standard capacity magazines
- A national gun registry
- tracking, limiting sales of ammunition, or stopping online sales of ammunition
Bans of standard capacity magazines
Modern handguns using double column magazines dating back to the 1930s have used 13-17 rounds as their standard design capacity. Many modern semi-automatic rifles of contemporary military utility designed in the 1940s & 50s use a standard capacity of 20-30 rounds, while some more modern arms and magazine designs use 5-60 rounds.
In 1994, politicians arbitrarily decided that more than 10 rounds in a magazine was “high capacity.” They chose this number on polling data, not any sort of expert opinion.
Standard capacity magazines of 13+ rounds for handguns and 20/30/50+ rounds for carbines and rifles were chose by experts, because they are the best magazines capacities for those firearms based upon years of scientific research and field trials.
Do not allow your congressperson or Senator to compromise away your rights to standard capacity magazines, which are a necessary part of the kit for a “well-regulated militia.” Read more here.
And then we have this story from that great bastion of gun control mendacity, the city of Chicago. Rahm Emmanuel tries to strong arm banks into refusing gun manufacturers lines of credit unless they acquiesce to stricter gun control laws and regulations. From Memeorandum;
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, moving to take a lead role in the gun control debate, is turning up the pressure on banks that do business with firearms manufacturers.
Emanuel is sending letters to two major financial institutions, TD Bank and Bank of America, which offer lines of credit to gun makers suggesting that they stop lending money to the manufacturers if they don’t come out for new gun restrictions.
“TD Bank currently aids the gun manufacturing industry through a $60 million revolving line of credit with Smith & Wesson, a gun manufacturer that produces the AR-15 — an assault weapon that was used by James Holmes to kill 12 people and wound 58 in a crowded movie theatre in Aurora,” Emanuel’s missive to TD CEO Bharat Masrani states. “I ask you to use your influence to push this company to find common ground with the vast majority of Americans who support a military weapons and ammunition ban and comprehensive background checks.”
Noting that Chicago’s municipal employees and teachers had already divested money in pension funds from gun makers that are opposing new gun laws, the White House chief of staff-turned-mayor wrote: “Now we need you and other commercial banks to join this fight for safer streets. Collectively we can send a clear and unambiguous message to the entire gun industry that investors will no longer financially support companies that profit from gun violence.”
Sheriffs have risen up all over our great nation to stand up against the unconstitutional gun control measures being taken.
The following is a list of sheriffs and state sheriff’s associations who have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unlawful gun control measures. I applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction.
I would encourage other Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers to add their voices to the growing numbers of faithful protectors of our freedom.
LIST OF STATE SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATIONS
LIST OF COUNTY SHERIFFS
12. Sheriff Larry Blanton – Deschutes County, Oregon
13. Sheriff Jim Hensley – Crook County, Oregon
14. Sheriff Denny Peyman – Jackson County, Kentucky
15. Sheriff Roy Klingler – Madison County, Idaho
16. Sheriff Blake Dorning – Madison County, Alabama
17. Sheriff Justin Smith – Larimer County, Colorado
18. Sheriff Al Cannon – Charleston County, South Carolina
19. Sheriff Ana Franklin – Morgan County, Alabama
20. Sheriff Andy Hughes – Houston County, Alabama
21. Sheriff Stacy Nicholson – Gilmer County, Georgia
22. Sheriff Robin Cole – Pine County, Minnesota
23. Sheriff Bill Snyder – Martin County, Florida
24. Sheriff Ed Kilgpore – Humboldt County, Nevada
25. Sheriff Tom Bosenko – Shasta County, California
26. Sheriff John D’Agostini – El Dorado County, California
27. Sheriff David Hencraft – Tehama County, California
28. Sheriff Dean Growden – Lassen County, California
29. Sheriff Dean Wilson – Del Norte County, California
30. Sheriff Mike Poindexter – Modoc County, California
31. Sheriff Thomas Allman – Mendocino County, California
32. Sheriff Mike Downey – Humboldt County, California
33. Sheriff Larry Smith – Smith County, Texas
34. Sheriff Kieran Donahue – Canyon County, Idaho
35. Sheriff Margaret Mims – Fresno County, California
36. Sheriff Pat Garrett – Washington County, Oregon
37. Sheriff Dan Staton – Multnomah County, Oregon
38. Sheriff Scott Mascher – Yavapai County, Arizona
39. Sheriff Micahel A. Helmig – Boone County, Ohio
40. Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg – Clermont County, Ohio
41. Sheriff Terry Maketa – El Paso County, Colorado
42. Sheriff John Cooke – Weld County, Colorado
43. Sheriff Scott Berry – Oconee County, Georgia
45. Sheriff Stan Hilkey – Mesa County, Colorado
46. Sheriff Terry Box – Collin County, Texas
47. Sheriff Chuck Wright – Spartanburg County, South Carolina
48. Sheriff Greg Hagwood – Plumas County, California
49. Sheriff Frank McKeithen – Bay County, Florida
50. Sheriff Roger Garrison – Cherokee County, Georgia
51. Sheriff Tony Desmond – Schoharie County, New York
52. Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. – Otsego County, New York
53. Sheriff Bruce Haney – Trinity County, California
54. Sheriff Wayne DeWitt – Berkeley County, South Carolina
55. Sheriff Bob ‘Big Block’ Colbert – Wagoner County, Oklahoma
56. Sheriff Joel W. Richardson – Randall County, Texas
57. Sheriff Mike Scott – Lee County, Florida
62. Sheriff Jeff Christopher – Sussex County, Delaware
63. Sheriff Brad Rogers – Elkhart County, Indiana
64. Sheriff David Edmunds – Summit County, Utah
65. Sheriff James Tracy – Utah County, Utah
66. Sheriff Robert Dekker – Millard County, Utah
67. Sheriff Frank Park – Tooele County, Utah
68. Sheriff J. Lynn Yeates – Box Elder County, Utah
69. Sheriff G. Lynn Nelson – Chache County, Utah
70. Sheriff James Cordova – Carbon County, Utah
71. Sheriff Jerry Jorgensen – Daggett County, Utah
72. Sheriff Todd Richardson – Davis County, Utah
73. Sheriff Travis Mitchell – Duchesne County, Utah
74. Sheriff Greg Funk – Emery County, Utah
75. Sheriff James D. Perkins – Garfield County, Utah
76. Sheriff Steven White – Grand County, Utah
77. Sheriff Mark Gower – Iron County, Utah
78. Sheriff Alden Orme – Juab County, Utah
79. Sheriff Lamont Smith – Kane County, Utah
80. Sheriff Blaine Breshears – Morgan County, Utah
81. Sheriff Marty Gleave – Puite County, Utah
82. Sheriff Dale Stacey – Rich County, Utah
83. Sheriff Rick Eldredge – San Juan County, Utah
84. Sheriff Brian Nielson – Sanpete County, Utah
85. Sheriff Nathan Curtis – Sevier County, Utah
86. Sheriff Jeff Merrell – Uintah County, Utah
87. Sheriff Todd Bonner – Wasatch County, Utah
88. Sheriff Cory Pulsipher – Washington County, Utah
89. Sheriff Kurt Taylor – Wayne County, Utah
90. Sheriff Terry Thompson – Weber County, Utah
Quite a list, eh. And here’s a video, also via The Daley Gator
Pay close attention to the video and tell me in the comments if you notice anything in the video. Also I’d like to say that we need more city Mayors and City Attorneys like these two guys. We also need more citizens like Lucas Yonkman (sp?).
As the Mayor of Oak Harbor says, city, county, state and federal officials have to take the same oath as our soldiers, sailors and airmen.
Whatever happens this year will determine the fate of our country. Because everyone must realize that whenever a law is passed, it’s almost impossible to rescind it. And if we let them get away with the latest gun control measure, then there will be no boundaries which they will not cross.