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Lawmakers “accidentally” legalize warrantless invasion of gun owner’s homes

by Doug Book,  staff writer

Lawmakers in Washington State have accidentally written a bill permitting police to invade private homes for the purpose of confiscating “illegal” guns and accessories, such as magazines which hold over 10 rounds. (1)

According to Senate Bill 5737, introduced on February 13th by Democrat State Senators Murray, Kohl-Welles and Kline, no one may possess an “assault weapon” or the combination of a semi-automatic pistol or rifle capable of using a detachable magazine AND any magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammo.

Happily, however, you ARE allowed to possess an UNLOADED assault weapon “…for the purpose of permanently relinquishing it to a law enforcement agency of the state.”  (1 P6)

Naturally, the statute would NOT apply to police, members of law enforcement in the state or to federal authorities; in short, the oft referred to “only ones.” That is, the only ones, the political ruling class tells us, who can be trusted with firearms.

However, if one happens to own an “assault weapon” prior to the effective date of the legislation, he may keep it IF he agrees to “safely and securely store the assault weapon.” And by the way, “THE SHERIFF OF THE COUNTY MAY, NO MORE THAN ONCE PER YEAR, CONDUCT AN INSPECTION TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE…” Not surprisingly, safe and secure storage is not defined in the bill. (1 P7)

 Also not surprisingly, this language was quickly deleted from the bill immediately upon lawmakers learning of the public outrage their little foray into dictatorship had spawned.

Yet, in order to provide cover for the bill’s sponsors and fellow liberals, duplicitous “journalist” Danny Westneat is hoping to sell Washington gun owners on the laughable story that the whole thing was just an unfortunate mistake! According to Westneat, one of the bill’s sponsors, Democrat Adam Kline “…did not know the bill authorized police searches because he had not read it closely before signing on.” Naturally, ALL prospective laws should be written without paying much attention to what’s in them!  (2)

And the PRIME sponsor, Democrat Ed Murray admitted that the language was “probably unconstitutional.” “I have to admit that shouldn’t be in there,” allowed the munificent liberal.

PROBABLY unconstitutional?  Here is the 4th Amendment to the Constitution:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

And by the way, MR. Murray, how were your “only ones” to know which homes to enter and search? Could it be that mandatory, statewide gun registration was to become the next in your series of “common sense” gun laws?

But even with the Orwellian language now removed, SB 5737 is an affront to the God given rights of the American people. After all, the bill still states that, should one inherit an “assault weapon,” he must either dispose of it by allowing law enforcement to confiscate it, or permanently disable it. It is government literally authorizing the theft or destruction of personal property. Anyone who objects will be subject to one year in prison.

As for the claim by the bill’s authors that it was a mistake, a misstep? “It’s a “misstep” because they said what they want to do.  They gave away what their plan is.” The truth is, “it’s not a misstep, it’s the next step.”  (3)

Freedom loving Americans must understand that the left will never stop their assault on our liberty until WE FINALLY STOP THEM.

 

(1) https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/604969-senate-bill-5737.html

(2) http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020373291_westneat17xml.html

(3) http://thepatriotperspective.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/washington-gun-ban-bill-includes-police-inspection-of-gun-owners-homes/

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Bills/5737.pdf  Here is the “corrected copy” of SR 5737

 

Our government arms itself while disarming the American people!

by Suzanne Eovaldi,  staff writer

As Florida becomes the first state to register one million concealed carry permits and the Illinois’ legislature proposes the nations’ most draconian gun regulations, the US government is quietly using $1.6 billion in borrowed money to amass ammunition for the domestic operations of Homeland Security. 

A 91 page standard transaction form filled out by the Department of Homeland Security Training Center in Glynco, GA reveals a staggering amount of ammunition purchased (in unit price in the thousands) by the Department. The .223 Rem Caliber 62/64 Grain JHP was purchased in quantity of 1,100; the .40 S&W Caliber 180 Grain JHP buy quantity was 2,824; 209 9 MM Luger 115 Grain JHP along with even buckshot is on this order form now hard to google. (1)

The purchase of 1.6 BILLION rounds of ammo and other weaponry, which may or may not include bullets banned by the Geneva Convention,   leaves many Americans wondering why all this heavy stuff is needed inside the United States! For the DHS operates only within the nation’s borders; only on American soil.

The first page of this huge, federal government ammo buy states: “Acceptance of an award certifies that the firm will comply with FAR 52,22-50, combating trafficking in persons, by notifying all employees and subcontractors at all levels.  Period of Performance: 10/01/2012 to 09/30/2017.”  The next item on page 1 states: “Lot 1-base year: date of award and continuing for 12 months (actual 12 month period of performance will be reflected on award document)  This contract is for commercial leaded training ammunition (CLTA) in accordance with this document”

Commercial Leaded Training Ammunition is being acquired upon award of this order, but the period of performance extends out over five years!  This offer due date was made on 08/20/2012 at 1430 ET and extends out to September of 2017.  What is this?  Way into September of 2017 these CLTA ammunition bundles are being acquired for domestic use by Homeland Security. And the Department is buying the stuff with money our country does NOT even have!  Just what is their purpose?  One source even says that “radiation pellets for protection of the thyroid gland” are even included! 

Yet just as federal bureaucrats have decided to arm their agencies for a level of action seemingly not anticipated since World War II, State legislators in Illinois are hoping to place legislation on the Governor’s desk next week which will guarantee an outright ban on countless rifles, shotguns and some 80% of the state’s most widely owned handgun models. (2)

Why would elected officials prepare the GOVERNMENT for a massive gunfight on U.S. soil while working to disarm the American people it ostensibly serves? Could it be the leftist breed which now dominates the nations’ capitol harbors a greater fear of the American people than of the nations’ well-known enemies?

 

(1) http://www.naturalnews.com/035607_government_checkpoints_Martial_Law.html

(2) http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/1/illinois-gun-and-magazine-ban-and-registration-schemes-pass-in-senate-public-health-committee-tonight-in-springfield.aspx

Americans may soon be permitted to RENT guns but not own them

by Doug Book,  staff writer

The widely anticipated senate bill soon to be introduced by gun-banner extraordinaire Diane Feinstein will do far more than eliminate “assault weapons” (AW’s) and “high capacity” magazines.

According to a summary on the senator’s website, concealed carry license holder Feinstein–who proposed an outright ban on all handguns while packing her own for self-defense—will demand that owners of guns affected by her legislation: pay a $200 fee for EACH banned weapon owned; submit pictures, fingerprints and register AW’s with the ATF; have local law enforcement attest to the owner’s identity and specify the address at which each weapon will be kept.

But the NRA reports that the senator intends to go much further than bans or registration. For assessment of an acquired draft of Feinstein’s bill reveals a provision demanding that guns defined as assault weapons be immediately turned over to the federal government upon the current owner’s death.   

Under existing Federal Firearm Legislation, owners of AW’s are permitted to sell their weapons outright, modify them or pass them along to heirs. But not anymore. For should Feinstein’s bill become law, AW’s will be grandfathered into the possession of their current owners and “…[will] remain with [that] …owner until [his] death, at which point they [will] be forfeited to the government.” (1)

In short, our political ruling class would literally appropriate millions of “assault weapons,” rent the freshly acquired firearms back to their original owners and then seize them after those flagrantly cheated individuals have died. 

It is a very clever scheme of mortality-based confiscation!

Registration of the appropriated weapons will be conducted according to the National Firearms Act of 1934, the law which among other things, regulates ownership of machine guns and silencers. Fortunately the $200 per weapon fee has historically been charged only on the transfer of a weapon rather than on a yearly basis. But of course those banned, “high capacity” magazines must also be taken into account—and taxed.

Feinstein’s bill has yet to be completed, though she has vowed to read it on the Senate floor by January 3rd. Given the massive, nationwide dissent and bitter animosity which would surely result should the contents of the bill be published in an open and honest form, it’s possible that, like ObamaCare, congress will have to pass the legislation before the American public finds out what’s in it.

One thing is certain–gun owners will acquire many new responsibilities while preserving very few rights.

For example, Feinstein and Co. might demand holders of “assault weapons” purchase some form of renter’s insurance in order to protect themselves from legal responsibility should a gun be stolen and used in a crime. Naturally, the legal responsibility would be levied either by Congress itself or one of its partners in crime—the ATF comes to mind. After all, it would be a swell way to pick up a few bucks while encouraging a “pre-demise” weapon turn-in by owners who wish to avoid legal exposure or the expense of congressionally mandated insurance coverage.  Imagine the required purchase of an “ATF-approved” policy at $500 per year per weapon. A protection racket to make even Capone blush!

Will the Feinstein bill succeed? Almost certainly not. But consider how much closer it will likely come to passage now than a year ago. And what will happen after the next brutal murder spree deliberately facilitated by the left and its “gun-free zone” legislation?  And the next and the next?

Feinstein’s legislation reveals what the left is determined to achieve, sooner or later and by any means necessary. Those who wish to remain free must be prepared to do anything necessary to defeat them.

(1) http://cms.nraila.org/legislation/federal-legislation/2012/feinstein-goes-for-broke-with-new-gun-ban-bill.aspx

(2) http://www.recguns.com/Sources/IIG4.html

Additional reading on “assault weapons” and the Feinstein bill:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/sen-feinstein-unveils-sweeping-gun-control-agenda/

http://guncite.com/gun_control_gcassaul.html

http://www.examiner.com/article/handguns-rifles-magazines-sen-feinstein-wants-them-all

 

Mitt Romney– 2nd Amendment foe and gun rights hypocrite

by Doug Book,  staff writer

In 2006, as Mitt Romney began his run for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, he purchased a lifetime membership in the NRA. Responding to those who asked about his sudden support for the organization, Romney declared, “I’m after the NRA’s endorsement. …If I’m going to ask for their endorsement, they’re going to ask for mine.” (1)

It has been well documented that Mitt Romney has been on both sides of virtually every issue since his battle with John McCain for the 2008 nomination first began. So the fact that he spent a few hundred bucks in hopes of conning the NRA into providing coveted support isn’t surprising.

And naturally that wanton hypocrisy and contempt for the intelligence of the American people has reached into the 2012 campaign.

But just this week, the “book” on Mitt Romney was published online, consisting of the opposition research information gathered on the New England liberal by the 2008 McCain campaign.

And the information contained in this 200 page file concerning Mitt Romney’s history on gun rights and the 2nd Amendment will hardly endear him to the Republican base. (2)

For example, in the 1994 Senate race, Romney backed the Brady bill and the Clinton assault weapons ban. And 10 years later as Governor of Massachusetts, Romney signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban in the state. “Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts,” he said at the bill signing. “These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”  (3)

Could there be a more perfect example of the anti-gun rights drivel which leftists are pleased to spew at every available opportunity?  After all, neither the Founders nor the 2nd amendment speak of specific “acceptable” uses of firearms. But anti-gun forces are famous for the nonsensical and irrelevant “they aren’t used by hunters” argument to maintain that certain guns must be withheld from public ownership.

In 2002, as he ran for governor, “Romney praised Massachusetts’ tough gun laws, [and vowed] not to ‘chip away at them…’ ”   “We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them,” he said during a debate with his opponent for the office. “I believe they protect us and provide for our safety.” (1)  

From his positions on abortion rights to homosexual marriage, Romney has flip-flopped to suit the “market” and the times. But a Romney nomination and subsequent victory in November would place him in position to make the next Supreme Court nomination. And should he choose yet another liberal willing to trample the God given, natural rights of the American people to keep and bear arms, the result for this nation could be disastrous. For in the face of a Court ruling making the private ownership of guns illegal, millions would stand up in defense of their right to keep and bear arms.  And if necessary, they—WE—would do it with those arms at the ready.

Mitt Romney is a gold-plated phony. He must not be permitted to inflict on the nation the damage he was so pleased to inflict on the state of Massachusetts.

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 To read more use these links:

 (1) http://www.dallasblog.com/201109271008389/guest-viewpoint/mitt-romney-hypocrite.html

(2) http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/the-book-on-mitt-romney-here-is-john-mccains-ent

(3) http://www.iberkshires.com/story.php?story_id=14812

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Hillary and Holder, kicked under Obama’s bus by the NRA? Believe it.

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

The issue of assault weapons has gotten Hillary Clinton being kicked under Barack Obama’s bus. His latest “ally toss” came on the heels of Clinton’s infuriating statements blaming America for the criminal drug rings in Mexico.

Once Clinton took her foot out of her mouth she tried to suck up to Mexican President Felipe Calderón by saying her husband’s ban on assault weapons should be reinstated.

In short order White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters he knew of no plans to push for the renewed ban on assault weapons candidate Obama had promised.

Clinton is not the only Obama Cabinet member to be pushed out on the ice and abandoned for promoting the cause of reinstating an assault weapons ban.

After he endorsed a new ban in February, Attorney General Eric Holder was instructed by the Obama White House to drop the politically hot issue.

Kudos to the NRA

Observers speculating about why Democrats would backtrack from their long held anti gun positions have decided the Party’s leaders are finally listening to NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre. The NRA spokesman’s warnings about the ballot box price they would pay should they cross the nation’s second Amendment supporters are being hear.

The Democrats recall the election night bloodbath they suffered in 1994 partly because they insisted upon attacking Second Amendment rights, and they don’t want to risk losing power again.

The downside for us is that the relationship between the Democrats and the NRA is growing. The NRA gave Democratic Congressional candidates about $240,000 in 2008 and helped them increase their numbers. While this relationship may bring short term gains there is no reason to think the Democrats won’t stab Second Amendment supporters in the back once they get strong enough to kick the NRA under Obama’s famous bus.

There is always a danger in throwing in with single issue groups. The often don’t see the big picture or do see it and don’t give a damn. I once asked my friend Wayne LaPierre if he didn’t agree that given total power again, the Democrats wouldn’t A) outlaw the Republican Party and B) take a razor and cut the Second Amendment out of the Constitution. He had nothing to say. He knew I had a point.

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