NRA Video Interview With Larry Keane, General Counsel with National Shooting Sports Foundation

NRA Video Interview With Larry Keane, General Counsel with National Shooting Sports Foundation

Some great discussion on the 90 percent myth, that 90% of the guns found in Mexico can be traced back to the USA. More discussion on Fast and Furious and Eric Holder. Great clarifications on several matters.

Second Amendment Is Out of Date for The 21st Century – Author also claims – “Attempting to find actual sense in this inherent piece of the foundation of American society in the 21st century is to say the least, insanity.”

Second Amendment Is Out of Date for The 21st Century – Author also claims – “Attempting to find actual sense in this inherent piece of the foundation of American society in the 21st century is to say the least, insanity.”

I have posted the first two paragraphs of this article below. The author advocates gun control, for sure. Yet, gun control doesn’t work. Gun control doesn’t make us safer.

Reason magazine has an excellent article entitled: Gun Control’s Twisted Outcome. Read it here.

The worst is yet to come in her article. I seriously doubt if the author has read much (if anything at all) of the endless documentation that demonstrates how civilized, law-abiding citizens, have frequently defended themselves and their families with their guns, and how often gun control has not worked, no matter how much faith one has in the idea.

Global Perspectives
‘Guns don’t kill people. People kill people’ … Since when?
Sabria Chowdhury

This is the famous slogan of the very influential firearms lobbyists, the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the United States. This organisation strongly advocates the rights of gun ownership to be a personal and moral right, denying any links between the lax laws relating to gun ownership and high gun-related violence in the US.

The Second Amendment to the US Constitution protects the “rights of the people to keep and bear arms.” This is embedded within the Bill of Rights. This amendment was drawn by the Founding Fathers in 1791, in a historical period when most people lived in agrarian communities and guns were used for hunting and for protection against Native Americans and highwaymen. Attempting to find actual sense in this inherent piece of the foundation of American society in the 21st century is to say the least, insanity. . . .

Read the rest here.

Hatch, Begich Support Second Amendment Rights – Introduce Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act

Hatch, Begich Support Second Amendment Rights Introduce Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act

The reforms to be enacted if this becomes law are at bottom of this press release.

It was introduced in January 2011. See this link for more on the proposed legislation.

Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act Track the Bill Here

Hatch, Begich Support Second Amendment Rights
Introduce Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act
WASHINGTON – Recognizing the need to revamp outdated and restrictive gun laws, U.S Senators Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) have introduced the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act. The bill allows for the interstate sale of firearms and removes several antiquated and unnecessary restrictions imposed on interstate firearms transactions.

“Utahns and Americans everywhere have a right to bear arms, and this legislation ensures that onerous and outdated restrictions on everyone’s Second Amendment rights are no longer in place,” Sen. Hatch said. “By removing these restrictions, we can ensure that the constitutional freedoms we seek to protect remain intact.”

“Current laws restricting interstate commerce of firearms not only lag behind common sense and new technology, they are unfair and burdensome,” Sen. Begich said. “This legislation cleans up decades-old laws that are unnecessarily restricting the rights of Alaskans and other Americans to purchase and sell firearms.”

“The National Instant Criminal Background Check System has made many restrictions enacted in 1968 obsolete. It’s time to bring the law into the 21 st century. This important legislation will modernize and streamline interstate firearms transactions. The NRA and gun owners across the nation thank Senators Hatch and Begich for their leadership on this issue,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.

The Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act removes a number of restrictions from the Gun Control Act of 1968, which only allowed licensed dealers to sell rifles and shot guns to residents of a different state under a lengthy series of conditions. The restrictions were supposed to prevent buyers from evading “background checks” available at the time, which were mainly carried out through state laws requiring local police chiefs to issue firearms permits.

However, since 1998, all people buying firearms from dealers in the U.S. have been subject to computerized background checks under the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System; a system much more sophisticated and advanced than what was available in 1968. As a result, the complex system of state laws currently restricting the interstate commerce of firearms is outdated. In some cases, current law requires citizens to jump through so many hoops, it hinders or even prevents these sales.

The new law would allow:

**Individuals to buy handguns, as well as rifles or shotguns, from licensed dealers in another state, subject to the background check requirement. The buyer and dealer would still have to meet in person and comply with the laws of both states;

**Dealers to engage in their business at gun shows in other states, but would have to comply with the laws in the state where the gun show takes place;

**The bill would reduce theft and loss of firearms during shipment between dealers by getting rid of a provision that says dealers may not transfer firearms to one another face to face, away from their business premises. Currently, dealers who agree on a sale are forced to return to their businesses and ship firearms to one another which involves some risk of theft or loss. The new law would allow an in-person exchange.

Similar legislation has been introduced in the House.

Washington Times Senior Editor, Emily Miller, Shares Her Experience to Get a Gun In Washington DC

Washington Times Senior Editor, Emily Miller, Shares Her Experience to Get a Gun In Washington DC

Emily Miller WANTS A GUN. Watch the NRA video interview of Emily Miller as she recounts her experience to get a gun, and WHY SHE WANTS AND NEEDS A GUN.

She plans to document her experience and write a guide when she is done to help others through the bureaucratic anti-gun maze in Washington DC.

Read Emily Miller blog here.

Should Doctors Ask Patients if They Have Guns? U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke Blocks Florida State Law That Would Have Prohibited Doctors Asking Patients About Guns

Should Doctors Ask Patients if They Have Guns? U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke Blocks Florida State Law That Would Have Prohibited Doctors Asking Patients About Guns

No doubt, there is a First Amendment right of Doctors to discuss with their patients things that concern their health and safety, but where will this questioning about guns lead? What will the doctors do with the answers? Will they ‘report’ them if they have guns? Will the federal government, who has access to just about everyone’s medical records, make use of this very private matter in the future?

Read Washington Post article

Read Florida Independent

Proposed UN Small Arms Treaty – Wayne LaPierre, NRA, July 15, 2011

Proposed UN Small Arms Treaty – Wayne LaPierre, NRA, July 15, 2011

Why should we be concerned about this proposed treaty? Isn’t it just an effort to control arms to reduce violence and terrorism around the world? Not according to Wayne LaPierre.

You can read the summary of his address and remarks to the UN at the NRA site here