Thursday, January 31, 2013

Recent Videos

NRA's Wayne LaPierre At Senate Hearing On Gun Control; "Law-Abiding Gun
Owners Will Not Accept Blame For The Acts Of Violent Or Deranged Criminals"

Chuck Hagel At His Confirmation Hearing To Be The Secretary
of Defense -- Sen. Ted Cruz Takes Apart Chuck Hagel With Past
Statements On Israel; Agreement On America Being The "World's Bully"

Former CEO Of Playboy Magazine Christie Hefner Blames
Increased Murder Rate In Chicago On...Global Warming

Krauthammer: Under Barack Obama, "This Is The Weakest
Recovery Since the Second World War; Obama Still Blaming Others

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Dismantles Proposed "Assault
Weapons Ban" During Senate Gun Control Hearing

New Conservative PAC Ad Highlights Obama Actions That Prove Mark Levin's
Assessment: "We Have An Imperial President Who Is Bankrupting Our Country"

Gayle Trotter Lays Into Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Over Women's Second Amendment Rights

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

5 Year Old Student Warned For Making a Lego Gun

[] -- A 5-year-old boy faces possible suspension, after building a gun out of legos, during his after school program.

Joseph Cardosa is part of the after school program at Hyannis West Elementary School, on Cape Cod. His parents received a letter a few days ago that said Joseph has received his first written warning for using toys inappropriately, and that upon a second written warning, he will be suspended from the program for two weeks.

Joseph's parents, Shelia Cruz and Octavio Cardosa, say the school is taking things too far.

"It's not like he's designing a machine gun," said Cardosa.

"I can understand with all the things that are going on right now in schools, but on the other hand, kids are taught you know 'here's a squirt gun, this is fun,' so this is fun to him, you know what I mean, he's running around playing - a little bit of re-direction would have been enough," said Cruz, Joseph's mother.

This is at least the third time in just the past few weeks that a child has been scolded over a toy gun, or worse. In Eastern Pennsylvania, a 5-year-old was suspended after she was overheard talking about using a "Hello Kitty" bubble gun to shoot her friends. And in Philadelphia, a 5th grader was searched and scolded for pulling out a piece of torn paper in class in the shape of a gun, and allegedly telling classmates she had a handgun on her.[...]

The principal of Hyannis West Elementary told Fox 25 "we need a safe enviornment for our students," and said: "While someone might think that making a Lego gun is just an action of a 5-year-old, to other 5-year-olds, that might be a scary experience."

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Blog author's comments - Just one more attempt to indoctrinate everyone, beginning with five year old children, that guns, even pretend guns, are evil. This shows the overreaction against guns and I have no doubt that Dem. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Barack Obama are enjoying it.

The principal of Hyannis West Elementary school is obviously a liberal anti-gun person. When I was a young boy, I was playing cowboys and Indians with toy guns. It was not a "scary experience".

Six Year Old Suspended From School For Making Finger Gun, Saying 'Pow'

Philadelphia Fifth-Grader Searched, Threatened, Called a Murderer Over Paper Gun

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Feinstein Proposes Assault Weapons Ban

ABC News -- With an AR-15 and nine other guns on her left, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced a bill today that would ban assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips.

The bill comes nearly 20 years after the first assault weapons ban was signed into law.

“I remain horrified by the massacre committed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and I’m also incensed that our weak gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again,” said Feinstein, who was joined by senators, representatives, mayors, police officials and victims of gun violence.[...]

Feinstein’s proposed plan, which she will formally introduce on the Senate floor this afternoon, will ban the sale, transfer, manufacturing and importation of 158 semi-automatic weapons with at least one military feature. It would also ban fixed magazines that are capable of holding more than 10 rounds.[...]

“Getting this bill signed into law will be an uphill battle, and I recognize that, but it’s a battle worth having,” Feinstein said. “We must balance the desire of a few to own military-style assault weapons with the growing threat to lives across America.”

The National Rifle Association said Feinstein’s plan infringes on second amendment rights and neglects to address other issues spurring gun violence.

“Senator Feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. It’s disappointing but not surprising that she is once again focused on curtailing the Constitution instead of prosecuting criminals or fixing our broken mental health system. The American people know gun bans do not work and we are confident Congress will reject Senator Feinstein’s wrong-headed approach,” Andrew Arulanandam, spokesman for the NRA, told ABC News.

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Blog author's comments - Sen. Feinstein's bill does not address the main reason for the shooting at the Sandy Hook school which was the mental health of Adam Lanza the shooter. She would like to ban all semi-automatic weapons. Feinstein also wants to create a national registry of gun owners and the guns they own.

I have said it before but will repeat myself...the criminals are not worried about new gun laws...more gun laws will not affect them. What is being proposed will only penalize law-abiding gun owners. If it were up to the Democrats there would be no Second Amendment.

Feinstein Gun Control Bill to Exempt Government Officials

Flashback: Democrat Sen. Feinstein Says She Wants "Outright Ban" On Guns

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sen. McConnell: I Will Stop Obama's Gun Grab

Breitbart -- Over the weekend, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) did exactly what gun owners have been waiting for someone in a position of power to do--he vowed to stand between the Second Amendment and Obama's relentless gun grabbing efforts.

Speaking to Kentucky voters, McConnell said: President Obama and his team are doing everything in their power to restrict your constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Their efforts to restrict your rights, invading your personal privacy and overstepping their bounds with executive orders, are just plain wrong...I will do everything in my power as Senate Republican leader, fighting tooth and nail, to protect your Second Amendment rights.

McConnell said Obama's gun grab must be stopped so "law-abiding citizens" can "properly and accurately" defend themselves, their families, and their country.

Last week, Kentucky's junior Senator Rand Paul (R) took a similar position, when he vowed that he will introduce legislation nullifying Obama's executive orders on guns.
Blog author's comments - Because Sen. McConnell is up for reelection in 2014 this may give him more incentive to attempt to do what he said he would. I also hope the Speaker of the House John Boehner and the GOP members of the House will push back against Obama and not allow any new gun laws.

There are 20 US Senate seats up for re-election in 2014 that are currently held by Democrats. While the Republicans are defending 13 seats in mostly conservative states, Democrats are defending a mixture of liberal, moderate, and conservative seats. The GOP would need to swing 6 seats to take control of the US Senate. Perhaps if the pressure which will be put on some of these Democrat Senators by members of their own party does not sway them to vote for any new gun laws, Harry Reid may not allow a gun control bill to come to the floor of the Senate.

Barack Obama and the Democrats have their gun control goal that will put an unprecedented assault on gun owners rights and they believe now is their best chance to get much of what they want passed into law. If the Republicans will fight him on this, their action may help the GOP hold on to the House in the mid-term elections. There are many Democratic Party voters and gun owners who do not want more gun laws.

Democrat Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Ban High-Capacity Gun Clips

Monday, January 21, 2013

New Jersey Town Proposes Flag Ban

New Jersey [MYFOXNY.COM] -- The Hudson County town of West New York is considering a widespread sign regulation that could include banning American flags from being flown.

The Board of Commissioners have a draft ordinance for "General Sign Regulations".

Among the prohibited signs under the proposal would be "Flags, banners and pennants."

This has opponents upset.

"What if I want to hang the American Flag? I can't," Frank Ferriero told politickerNJ. "Man, that's un-American."

The proposed ordinance was first read at a meeting on Wednesday. The final vote on the proposal will be held on Feb. 20 at a 7 p.m. meeting at the municipal building.

The ordinance would also ban signs affixed to the exterior of a window or glass, neon signs framing windows, and window and door signs that exceed 15% of the glass area.
Blog author's comments - Mr. Ferriero is correct this is "un-American." I do believe the Board of Commissioners should stop and think of all the American soldiers who have died fighting for our country. Perhaps if they did, the American flag would be an exemption to their ordinance for general sign regulations. The people who want to display their American flags should do so. I doubt that the final vote on this proposal will include the American flag.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Poll: 65% See Gun Rights As Protection Against Tyranny

Rasmussen -- Two-out-of-three Americans recognize that their constitutional right to own a gun was intended to ensure their freedom.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of American Adults think the purpose of the Second Amendment is to make sure that people are able to protect themselves from tyranny. Only 17% disagree, while another 18% are not sure.
Blog author's comments - Isn't this what the founding fathers had in mind when they wrote the Second Amendment? How do we compare this poll with the election results? Obviously the majority of the voters were not concerned about their Second Amendment rights when they voted for Barack Obama as president for a second term. Perhaps some of the low-information voters would have voted differently if they knew what Obama has in store for the country the next four years.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

NRA Ad: The Media Speaks For Elites, America Speaks For Itself

When NRA suggested putting armed security in every school across America, mainstream media sharply criticized Wayne LaPierre — calling him everything from "laughable" and "tone deaf" to "whacked," "evil" and "out of step with America." Unfortunately for the media, America disagrees. Most citizens support armed security in schools — and the NRA, as evidenced by its 250,000 new members over the past month. So the media can go speaking for elites, but America will speak for itself.
Blog author's comments - A good ad by the NRA. There are already many schools that have armed guards and I believe it is the only way to keep the schools safe. The liberal mainstream media is doing all they can to help Obama by being critical of the NRA. America has the National Rifle Association defending our Second Amendment rights whether we choose to own a gun or not and they don't back down from criticism.

So far, I have seen only a few members of the Republican Party join them. We shall see how many in the GOP will vote to protect our rights when the real fight starts in Congress concerning the banning of certain weapons, magazines and a national registry of gun owners which Obama and the Democrats have on their agenda.

Marco Rubio: "The President Doesn't Have The Guts
To Admit He Doesn't Believe In Second Amendment"

Monday, January 14, 2013

News and Videos...

Burglars Hit Home Of Gun Owner ID'd By Newspaper

Harry Reid: I Did Not Take A Bribe

Sen. Schumer Asks Gun Retailers To Stop Sales As Congress Debates

Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path In One Fast Push

Powell Defends Clinton On Benghazi: 'You Can't Keep Everything From Happening'

Obama: Some Gun Control Measures 'I Can Accomplish Through Executive Action'

Obama Demands Quick Action To Raise Debt Limit

Obama Brings The Pain: More Than
12 Million People Remain Unemployed

Jesse Jackson: Make Gun
Manufacturers Responsible For Shootings

Colin Powell Accuses GOP Of Racism:
They 'Still Look Down On Minorities'

Obama: I'm Nice To Republicans..."It Doesn't Stop Them
From Blasting Me For Being Big Spending Socialist"

Lib Senator Chris Murphy: The NRA
Must Come To Table On Gun Control

Judge Jeanine Pirro Calls Out Journal News,
Sends Reporters To Office And Homes Of Editors

Friday, January 11, 2013

Five Facts About Guns, Schools, And Violence

Reason Magazine -- In the wake of December’s horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Vice President Joe Biden is chairing a panel of experts that will make gun-control recommendations to President Barack Obama by the end of the month. The president has said that enacting new restrictions on guns will be one of his highest priorities.

1. Violent crime – including violent crime using guns – has dropped massively over the past 20 years.

The violent crime rate - which includes murder, rape, and beatings – is half of what it was in the early 1990s. And the violent crime rate involving the use of weapons has also declined at a similar pace.

2. Mass shootings have not increased in recent years.

Despite terrifying events like Sandy Hook or last summer’s theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, mass shootings are not becoming more frequent.“There is no pattern, there is no increase,” says criminologist James Allen Fox of Northeastern University, who studies the issue. Other data shows that mass killings peaked in 1929.

3. Schools are getting safer.

Across the board, schools are less dangerous than they used to be. Over the past 20 years, the rate of theft per 1,000 students dropped from 101 to 18. For violent crime, the victimization rate per 1,000 students dropped from 53 to 14.

4. There Are More Guns in Circulation Than Ever Before.

Over the past 20 years, virtually every state in the country has liberalized gunownership rules and many states have expanded concealed carry laws that allow more people to carry weapons in more places. There around 300 million guns in the United States and at least one gun in about 45 percent of all households. Yet the rate of gun-related crime continues to drop.

5. “Assault Weapons Bans” Are Generally Ineffective.

While many people are calling for reinstating the federal ban on assault weapons –an arbitrary category of guns that has no clear definition – research shows it would have no effect on crime and violence. “Should it be renewed,” concludes a definitive study, “the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement.”

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Blog author's comments - This is information everyone should be made aware of but the Democrats and anti-gun people do not want to hear facts when they are on a crusade. Guns were always part of Barack Obama's agenda, but he could not do what he would have liked during his first term.

Now with nothing to lose, and the Sandy Hook School shooting fresh in the minds of the people, he will probably bypass Congress by using Executive Orders to make his new gun control bill the law. The meetings VP Joe Biden has had have only been a charade; Obama has known what he wanted in his bill for quite some time.

If Obama had his way there would not be a Second Amendment. Whatever he does to limit guns in America will have no affect on crime. Crime rates are dependent on the people who choose to commit crimes. More gun laws will only penalize the law-abiding citizens.

Obama Gives Himself Armed Protection For Life

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Videos Which May Be Of Interest

Krauthammer: Pelosi And Obama Are Saying,
"We Have Not Yet Begun To Tax And To Spend"

Biden: Obama Considering 'Executive Order' To Deal With Guns

Woman Tries To Buy iPads With EBT Card

Jay Carney: Despite Having Just Raised Taxes,
Obama Wants More Tax Increases Going Forward

I Am Not Your Servant - Marine Joshua Boston To Dianne Feinstein

Krauthammer: Obama In 2nd Term Will "Show Who He Really Is"; Believes
America Is "Too Big For Its Britches"; Will "Diminish And Downsize" U.S. Military

Ben Shapiro On Hannity: "We've Reached The End
Of Bipartisanship. We've Reached The End Of Civility"

Mark Levin: 2nd Amendment Not For Hunters,
It Is For Overthrowing A Tyrannical Government

Monday, January 7, 2013

After Pinpointing Gun Owners, Paper Is a Target

White Plains (NYTimes) -- Local newspapers across the country look for stories that will bring them national attention, but The Journal News, a daily nestled in a wooded office park in a suburb north of New York, may have gotten more than it bargained for.

Two weeks ago, the paper published the names and addresses of handgun permit holders — a total of 33,614 — in two suburban counties, Westchester and Rockland, and put maps of their locations online. The maps, which appeared with the article “The Gun Owner Next Door: What You Don’t Know About the Weapons in Your Neighborhood,” received more than one million views on the Web site of The Journal News — more than twice as many as the paper’s previous record, about a councilman who had two boys arrested for running a cupcake stand.

But the article, which left gun owners feeling vulnerable to harassment or break-ins, also drew outrage from across the country. Calls and e-mails grew so threatening that the paper’s president and publisher, Janet Hasson, hired armed guards to monitor the newspaper’s headquarters in White Plains and its bureau in West Nyack, N.Y.

Personal information about editors and writers at the paper has been posted online, including their home addresses and information about where their children attended school;[...]

“As journalists, we are prepared for criticism,” Ms. Hasson said, as she sat in her meticulously tended office and described the ways her 225 employees have been harassed since the article was published. “But in the U.S., journalists should not be threatened.” She has paid for staff members who do not feel safe in their homes to stay at hotels, offered guards to walk employees to their cars, encouraged employees to change their home telephone numbers and has been coordinating with the local police.

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Blog author's comments - Ms. Hasson and her staff have endangered a lot of people. But, they still probably do not believe they did anything wrong.

Obama has said he will push through more gun control laws by the end of January 2013. Who knows what he has planned but, if he uses the 'Assault Weapons' bill Dem. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has proposed we will see more of what has happened in New York.

This information taken from Feinstein's proposed bill: Those who have acquired weapons recently under the pretense of being “grandfathered” in under prior laws see mention in Feinstein’s provisions as well. It requires these weapons to be registered under the National Firearms Act that will include collecting the following information:

--Background check of owner and any transferee;
--Type and serial number of the firearm;
--Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
--Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
--Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration

Dianne Feinstein's bill would create a national gun registry. If this is also included in Obama's gun control plan and the gun owners must register their gun, how do they know that their name, address etc. will not be published in their local newspaper or on a map similar to the one put on-line by the 'The Journal News'? More gun laws will penalize the law-abiding gun owners and they are not the problem.

Summary of Feinstein's Proposed Legislation in PDF Form Here

Friday, January 4, 2013

NY County Clerk: Releasing Gun Names Endangers Public

New York (AP) -- A New York county clerk justified his refusal to release the names and addresses of handgun permit holders to a newspaper, saying it would give stalkers and thieves a convenient roadmap to target potential victims — and determine whether they have a gun.

"This certainly puts my public in danger," Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant said Thursday following a news conference in which he was backed by the county executive and other elected officials.

The Journal News, which serves New York City's northern suburbs, sparked an outcry last month when it published clickable online maps with the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester counties.

When the newspaper requested the same information from Putnam, Sant initially said the county needed more time to fulfill the request. Sant balked entirely this week, saying the law gives him the prerogative to refuse to release public information if it endangers the public. Judges and police officers could be targeted by the people they put behind bars, he said. People with orders of protection have expressed concern to him about would-be attackers finding them through the database.

While anyone can come into his office and file the necessary paperwork to request information on individual permits, Sant said the difference is that the Journal News plans to publish the information in a way that makes it accessible to everyone, instantaneously.

"First of all, it tells criminals who doesn't have a gun," he said. "It gives a burglar or it gives a thief a map."

The Journal News' database and accompanying story, "The Gun Owner Next Door," was published as part of the newspaper's coverage following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Some readers say it unfairly stigmatized gun owners, branding them in the same way as online maps showing where child molesters live. The newspaper says it received threats and has posted armed guards at its offices.

Journal News Publisher Janet Hasson did not respond to several requests for comment Thursday but has issued statements previously standing behind the newspaper's project and maintaining residents have a right to see such public information.

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Blog author's comments - Is there no limit to journalistic stupidity...apparently not. Two things can come from releasing those names. Criminals will know where there are guns to steal or they will know where the gun free houses are that may be easy targets to steal from. The Journal News Publisher Janet Hasson is obviously a liberal and anti-gun and Second Amendment.

“This certainly puts my public in danger,” Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant said. Finally, we hear from someone with a refreshing voice of reason and common sense. Now watch the Journal News find a liberal judge who will force the clerk to release the names and addresses. Would publishing this information make the people at the paper feel better about themselves?

Ex-Burglars Say Newspaper's Gun Map Would've Made The Job Easier, Safer

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Proposed 'Assault Weapons' Bill - Related Videos

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Diane Feinstein Gun Ban In 1995 - She Wanted To Ban All Guns

Mark Levin Exposes Dianne Feinstein On Gun Control

Sen Feinstein: Introducing A Bill At Start Of Next
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Blog author's comments via CNN - Joshua Boston was a Marine and was deployed to Afghanistan between the years of 2004 through 2005. Although he is no longer in the military he acknowledges that he owns gun. He says he does not believe the government needs to know what guns he owns because he believes registration would lead to confiscation. He says the laws that are in place for gun control are plenty, and adding more laws will remove a means of defense for people. 'I own the guns I own because I acknowledge mankind's shortcomings instead of pretending like they don't exist. There are evil men in this world and there just may be a time when I need to do the unthinkable to protect me or my family,' he said.

He wrote this letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein after seeing her proposed bill on a so-called 'Assault Rifle' ban to outlaw 120 specifically named firearms including certain semiautomatic rifles, handguns and shotguns.

Senator Dianne Feinstein,

I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government's right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma'am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.

I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.

I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.

I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.

We, the people, deserve better than you.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joshua Boston
Cpl, United States Marine Corps