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NRA Website with Gun-friendly Ratings for 2014 Candidates

North Carolina Kay Hagan Thom Tillis gun rights stances

As next Tuesday’s mid-term election grows near, many are unsure of their candidate’s position on their right to own firearms for hobbies, hunting and defense.

The NRA has a website that allows voters to see how their local candidates have and likely will vote on gun rights, hunter’s rights and basic American rights issues.

Voters wishing to understand what their candidates stances on gun rights are can go HERE.

For example, here are North Carolina candidates for U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis’ gun rights ratings.

Kay Hagan is anti-gun

FBI Report Once Again Confirms What We Already Knew About Guns

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BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The FBI’s semi-annual uniform crime data for the first half of 2013 confirms once again what the firearms community already knew, that violent crime has continued to decline while gun sales have continued to climb, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

The report, issued last week, says murders declined 6.9 percent from the first half of 2012, while aggravated assaults dropped by 6.6 percent nationwide and robberies were down 1.8 percent. Forcible rapes declined 10.6 percent from the same period in 2012 and overall, violent crime fell by 10.6 percent in non-metropolitan counties and 3.6 percent in metropolitan counties.

“This new information reinforces the notion that not only do guns save lives, their presence in the hands and homes of law-abiding citizens just might be a deterrent to crime,” observed CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “The National Shooting Sports Foundation has been reporting a steady increase in firearm sales for the past few years. Taken as a whole, one cannot help but conclude that the predictions from gun prohibitionists that more guns leads to more crime have been consistently wrong.”

Gottlieb said the tired argument from the anti-gun lobby that more firearms in the hands of private citizens would result in sharp increases in violence have run out of traction. Not only has the decline in crime corresponded with an increase in gun sales, it also coincides with a steady rise in the number of citizens obtaining concealed carry licenses and permits, he noted.

“The FBI report says burglaries and auto theft have also decreased,” Gottlieb said, “and it is impossible to look at this pattern and not suggest that increased gun ownership just might be one contributing factor. Gun prohibitionists would, of course, dismiss that suggestion as poppycock, but you can bet your life savings that if the data was reversed, and violent crime had risen, the gun control lobby would be rushing to every available microphone declaring that guns were to blame.

“This continuing pattern brings up a pertinent question,” he concluded. “If the gun ban lobby has been so wrong about more guns resulting in more crime, what else have they been wrong about? The word ‘everything’ comes to mind.”

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms  is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

‘MOLON LABE — How the Second Amendment Guarantees America’s Freedom’

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From the movie Molon Labe, premiering Thursday night, online:

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INSPIRED BY The Sword and Sovereignty
by Edwin Vieira, Jr.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY:
James Jaeger

The world premiere for MOLON LABE will be Thursday, 24 October 2013. The full movie will be available at this link for FREE from 8:00PM until 12:00 midnight Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (5:00PM – 9:00PM Pacific Time) The purpose of the Premiere is to generate discussion of our nation’s right to “keep and bear” in particular the Militia as discussed in Dr. Edwin Vieira’s new book, The Sword & Sovereignty. Tell your family, friends and associates about the Premiere and refer them to this page:

www.Molon.us/premiere.

In the meantime, watch the MOLON LABE trailer below, pre-order DVDs or donate to the initial marketing campaign. We hope you enjoy it and we hope you enjoy the movie.

Saturday Night Cigar Lounge Sept. 28th

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When:Saturday, September 28th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific

Where: Saturday Night Cigar Lounge with Taylor on Blog Talk Radiosncl_logocdn

What: Saturday nights were meant for cigars and politics.

Hear Taylor and his co-host Liz Harrison talk about everything from the past week – from politics, to news, to books, and entertainment. Whatever comes to mind, and of course, sobriety is not likely.

Tonight: Tonight the Rated-R Republican John Brodigan joins Taylor and Liz to talk politics, pop culture and more!

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Cops Investigating Complaint get kicked out of a Garage Sale

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state-patrolMost people are congenial when they have contact with their local police. Granted we get annoyed when we get pulled over for speeding or we see a cop parked on patrol in our neighborhoods, but most of us realize that the officers are just doing their jobs to keep our streets and neighborhoods safe.

 

And then there are people like this!

 

A recent video went viral on You Tube shows a trio of police officers responding to a local residence in the midst of a garage sale. The video shows an officer coming to investigate after hearing a report that guns are being sold at the sale. The neighborhood looks like a middle class to upscale neighborhood and there are people wandering around the tables in the driveway looking at various items for sale.

 

The officer comes onto the property, not unlike the customers and starts asking questions about the possibility of guns on the property for sale at the garage sale. The uncooperative couple, instead of answering the officer’s questions and setting his mind at ease, start resisting the officer, video taping him and demanding that he leave the property immediately.

 

Now there are some interesting facts that come out after watching the video. Apparently you are welcome on this residential property and can buy their gently used items as long as you don’t have a badge and a gun. Second, it is not illegal to have garage sales or even to sell guns at your garage sales.

 

Most municipalities have a process whereby residents can apply for a permit to have a garage sale. (It usually involves a small fee or tax.) Likewise states have statues regarding the sale of weapons between private persons. The video doesn’t say where it was filmed, so there is no way I can confirm what the local laws state. They vary from state to state and sometimes between municipalities. In Minnesota, a seller of long gun or hand gun can download a document to facilitate the transfer of the weapon to another private person. A call to the BCA, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, can clear up whether or not a buyer is authorized to purchase a gun. The process is identical to that you’d expect in a gunshop, gunshow or from an authorized licensed dealer. In my state, long guns don’t require a permit to purchase, unless you are talking about the AR or AK style weapons.

 

Most of the time, doing a routine pre-purchase check takes 20 minutes or less. It can take as much as 5 days, so it pays to be patient. Regardless, the sale of guns between private persons is legal and there is usually a process set up to do it. I would check your local laws before you make a transfer. I would never sell a gun to someone who is out of state as it is too hard to verify his or her status. I would also never sell to anyone who did not either have a permit to purchase or to carry. A quick call to the BCA can confirm whether or not that person’s credentials to purchase are still valid. You don’t want to run into any problems or sell to someone who has a record.

 

Bottom line is this: we are all concerned about the apparent encroachment of government in our lives. A police state is not something any of us want. But we have laws and we have cops and it behooves us to be polite to the people who wear badges and guns. No one in this video was tazed, no one was set down on the ground, and you just have some cops on routine patrol asking questions. THAT’S THEIR JOB. The homeowner should ask himself or herself, after treating cops this way in the routine execution of their jobs, what happens when I need to call 911? Are these officers going to be very quick in answering my call? Probably not.

 

Police are people too and it is important that we not forget that fact. Some are good and some aren’t. I’m not convinced that these officers are bad, that they wanted to ‘raid’ the garage sale as the videographer claims. There are so many bad eggs out there willing to do people harm that the officers who enforce our laws have to be super-careful in regards to their safety and ours. It doesn’t hurt us to greet an officer with a smile and a wave. After all, we pay them to do the job that they do. Why not earn their trust when they do it? I would make things go a lot better for all of us.

 

As for the bad eggs in uniform, they are definitely out there. Keep the cameras warmed up for them. It isn’t illegal to tape officers doing their job, just don’t get involved yourself or interfere. The evidence you gather could lead to the firing of a bad cop and a change in how a local department does business.

 

Information on transfer of firearms in Minnesota can be found here.

Judge Napolitano: ‘A Treaty Cannot Trump An Expressed Right In The Constitution’

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On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry signed the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, designed to regulate international weapons trade. It immediately caused some, however, to worry that it could take away parts of our own Second Amendment rights.

“The fact that John Kerry signed the treaty is just symbolic,” Judge Andrew Napolitano said on Fox and Friends on Thursday. “The treaty would have no effect on the United States unless and until it’s ratified by two-thirds of the United States Senate, which is a near impossibility.”

Napolitano also added that what could be impacted by the treaty includes the ability of importers to import certain amounts of ammunition and weapons from other countries.

What it could not affect, however, is a citizen’s right to keep and bear arms.

“A treaty cannot trump an expressed right in the Constitution,” he said.

So, why all the worry? The judge explains.

ZoNATION: The Black N.R.A.? More like the Fake N.R.-eh?

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Alfonzo Rachel and the member of his band, “20 lb sledge”, cut to the chase on yet another case of liberal racism. Isn’t it about time that conservatives stop letting that word, “racist”, have as much control as it does in society? Liberals use it all the time to silence conservatives, while engaging in real racism daily, enforcing segregation through restricting economic opportunities, by encouraging blacks to be dependent on the government through social programs. As for this gun issue, the guys nail it, by pointing out that the NRA remains against criminal possession of weapons. The liberals are exploiting fear, by implying that the NRA is for making weapons freely available to criminals, regardless of color. Food for thought….

Anti-Gun Colorado Dems Recalled

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With 100% of precincts reporting, Colorado voters have spoken and two anti-gun Democrats will lose their seats for their support of unpopular gun control legislation.

Sens. John Morse and Angela Giron were defeated in what the Colorado Republican Party called “a loud and clear message to out-of-touch Democrats across the nation.”

The recall was in response to highly controversial and ineffective gun control legislation limiting the magazine capacity of firearms. A move that caused a major firearms accessory manufacturer to begin moving operations out of the state.

Both Democrats will now be replaced by gun rights supporting Republicans Bernie Herpin and George Rivera.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper had been largely quiet during the recalls as he faces a similar fate in the 2014 election cycle. After the results, the Governor sought to change the public focus to other issues by asking voters to, “refocus again on what unites Coloradans — creating jobs, educating our children, creating a healthier state — and on finding ways to keep Colorado moving forward.”

The results mark the first time in state history that a recall has been used to remove sitting legislators. A clear signal that following the White House’s lead may not be politically beneficial.

Many voiced concerns that debate on the gun control legislation was cut short indicating that legislators were more interested in toeing Obama’s line on gun restrictions than listening to constituents.

Join ‘Drink at Starbucks’ Saturday

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In case you missed it, there’s a boycott scheduled for today. A Newtown group is encouraging people to not go to Starbucks today, because the corporation has stated that they are going to follow the local laws for their respective stores when it comes to guns. While the people of Newtown obviously did suffer through a horrific tragedy, that was due to someone breaking existing gun laws in Connecticut. It might make people feel a little better to try to force a company to prohibit guns, but just like anywhere else, such a rule would be ignored by the people that are most likely to decide to fire a weapon in a coffee shop – criminals.

Of course the organizers started talking about law enforcement statistics on shooting – the relatively low percentage of times that police officers actually end up hitting their targets in a situation where they fire their weapons. Of course that ignores the fact that by the time police officers are using their weapons, criminals aren’t typically considered “close range” targets. A properly trained citizen carrying a firearm legally is far more likely to end up being in a position to stop a criminal, because they’re not in a uniform – a criminal may not expect the person is armed, and more importantly, able to stop them by firing. But, we already know this. The group “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” obviously doesn’t understand the concept that when you stop law-abiding citizens from being armed, the only people that will have guns are the criminals and the police. That leaves everyone else in the crossfire between them.

As for today, if you’re opposed to having a group force Starbucks to adopt a policy that doesn’t respect local gun laws, please do stop by and have some coffee. Boycotts are a wonderful tool, but so is showing support of a company. And yes, if you can, do ask to see the manager when you’re in that Starbucks location, and say that you’re buying from that store today because you support their company policy of abiding by the local gun laws.

The Confederate Corner with George Neat July 30th – Government, Guns, and Crazy Democrats

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When: Tuesday, July 30th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific

Where: Confederate Corner with George Neat on Blog Talk Radio

What: Yes there are Confederates north of the Mason-Dixon line, and George Neat is one of them. And we’re happy to bring his views to you in the “Confederate Corner” radio show.

For more information on George and his political views, please drop by the Confederate Corner at GoldwaterGal.com. (http://goldwatergal.com/goldwater-gal-media/confederate-corner/)

Tonight: George will be talking about government spending, Sheila Jackson Lee, 9/11 and guns in schools. Of course there will also be a Soldier Salute, and a “nearly-infamous” Crack Pipe Moment.

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Jabberwonky – July 21st

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When: Sunday, July 21st, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific

Where: Jabberwonky on Blog Talk Radio

What:

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Whether it’s “down the rabbit hole”, or “through the looking glass”, the world of politics is often referred to in the lexicon given to us by Lewis Carroll. No matter what, those terms are resurrected when referring to something that has gone terribly wrong. And that’s what’s here on Jabberwonky…

Tonight: Liz Harrison brings up some interesting points about the what the left really has been up to when it comes to its agenda on gay marriage. Also, politicizing tragedy, and the real wars on women in the U.S. (yes, that is plural.)

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Saturday Night Cigar Lounge July 20th

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sncl_logocdnWhen:Saturday, June 29th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific

Where: Saturday Night Cigar Lounge with Taylor on Blog Talk Radio

What: Saturday nights were meant for cigars and politics.

Hear Taylor and his co-host Liz Harrison talk about everything from the past week – from politics, to news, to books, and entertainment. Whatever comes to mind, and of course, sobriety is not likely.

Tonight: It’s time for another Saturday Night Cigar Lounge. This time Brandon Morse visits to talk Misfit Politics and #Merica. Plus an interview with Reason’s Shikha Dalmia on Detroit.

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Illinois to allow concealed carry

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concealed carry in IllinoisThe land of Lincoln will finally join all other U.S. states in allowing its citizens to carry concealed handguns after the Illinois legislature overrode a Governor’s veto by a wide margin.

The State Senate voted 41-17 to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s ill-conceived and unconstitutional veto of an earlier bill allowing citizens to carry handguns outside of their homes. The House  voted 77-31 to override Gov. Quinn.

While Quinn favors such provisions as not allowing concealed handguns in any restaurant that serves any alcohol, such as Applebee’s or TGI Friday’s, the override gave the legislature the ability to hammer out provisions that allow carry into any establishment that earns 50% or less of its revenue from alcohol.

The law allows anyone with a Firearm Owner’s ID to purchase a concealed handgun permit for $150 provided they pass a background check and attend 16 hours of firearms training.

 

 

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