Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Cuomo’

Lose all your Guns before 2035 under the Amnesty Bill before the Senate

June 9, 2013
We’ve written you before about the immigration amnesty bill that will be debated on the Senate floor beginning June 10.
We had just been through a hard fight to stop gun bans and registration.  And some of you may have even felt the immigration amnesty was not a “gun” issue.
But if the amnesty bill is passed, within 20 years, Washington could be as anti-gun as Albany, Hartford, and Sacramento.
This is because the bill will create at least 11,500,000 new citizens — but probably closer to 20,000,000 — and, if history is any guide, they will vote 71% of the time for far Left Democrats like Barack Obama.
Impartial analysts have determined that Florida, Colorado, Nevada, and probably Arizona will never vote for Republicans again. Given this, for the rest of your life, the White House will be occupied by someone who is just as anti-gun and just as liberal as Barack Obama.
Conservatives in the Senate think that they can woo new immigrants to their side of the aisle. But it is informative that, after the last amnesty bill (the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli bill signed by Ronald Reagan), those people given citizenship were LESS LIKELY to vote for more conservative and constitutional candidates.
Currently, the two political parties nationally, stand in a delicate political balance. Mitt Romney lost the presidency by 334,000 votes in four states (Florida, Ohio, Virginia and New Hampshire).
So if you add a net gain of almost 8.5 million Obama voters to the electorate, the same amnesty that turned California “blue” will probably turn the whole country anti-gun as well.
Already, the calls for gun confiscation in “blue” and “purple” states are growing louder and louder:
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that “confiscation could be an option” after the Sandy Hook shooting;
  • Likewise, an Iowa legislator said that we need to “start taking” guns from law-abiding gun owners;
  • This year, legislation in both Minnesota and Missouri would have (if enacted) forced residents to cough up their high-capacity magazines and many of their semi-automatic firearms;
  • And legislators in New Jersey were recently caught on an open microphone saying that “we needed a bill that was going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate.”
By 2035, the battle will no longer be about stopping the expansion of background checks.  Most likely, it will be about stopping the government from coming to take your guns away. And there is nothing we will be able to do about it.
ACTION: Click here to contact your Senators and urge them to vote against the anti-gun immigration amnesty bill.

Will the U.S. Follow Germany’s Example? The country that invented Nazism sets up national gun registry.

January 22, 2013

Something very instructive just happened in Germany.

 

Germany just implemented “a vast registry that details every legal gun owner in the country, along with information about all of their firearms.”

 

They did this, based on records that, in some cases, “were kept on index cards across what used to be 551 separate local registries.”

 

Thus, with everyone’s name already on an index card (read: 4473 forms) in what was effectively a “universal background check,” it was a small step to a national gun registry.

 

Not surprisingly, “gun rights groups” in Germany raised no real opposition. “We are used to it,” said one.

 

Now, in the words of The Washington Post:

 

If they are preparing a raid on a house, they can scout the address in the database to be better prepared for what weapons might lie within. Before the database, they could only guess at overall numbers, and finding the weapons registered to a certain address had been laborious.

 

Do we need any better indication of why “universal background checks” are the most insidious aspect of Barack Obama’s gun control?

 

We know that gun confiscation is the ultimate endgame for many of the gun grabbers on the Left. Consider just a few, recent well-known cases:

 

* “Confiscation could be an option,” declared New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a radio interview (December 27, 2012).

 

* “We cannot have big guns out here,” said Iowa Rep. Dan Muhlbauer. “Even if you have them, I think we need to start taking them.” (Interview with the Iowa Daily Times Herald, December 19, 2012.)

 

* “No one is allowed to be armed. We’re going to take all the guns,” said P. Edwin Compass III, the superintendent of the New Orleans police, right before several law-enforcement agencies began confiscating the firearms of lawful gun owners in the wake of Hurricane Katrina (2005).

 

The task of confiscating guns is much easier when the government has a registration list. And that is the number one reason gun owners should oppose background checks, because they give federal bureaucrats the framework for a national registration system.

 

If Obama gets his way, we will be much further down road to giving the Andrew Cuomos of the world the registration lists they need.

 

Some liberal gun-grabbers are trying to paint it as “non-controversial.” But this hideous provision requiring every American to get the permission of the government before exercising their Second Amendment rights must be stopped.

 

ACTION: Click here to contact your Senators and Representative. Insist that they oppose the national background check, which would set the framework for a national gun registry and confiscation.

 

 

 

Obama Goes Nuts and Offers Anti-gunners Wish List

January 18, 2013
Most of his crazy proposals are so extreme,
only few of his initiatives pose serious threat
Surrounded by child-props, Barack Obama yesterday proposed a semi-automatic ban so extreme that it could potentially outlaw up to 50% of all long guns in circulation and up to 80% of all handguns.
Originally, Obama’s allies had announced they would reintroduce the 1994 ban on commonly-owned, defensive firearms.  That was until they found out that they would look like fools, since that semi-auto ban was largely the law of Connecticut on the day the Newtown shooting occurred — and didn’t cover Adam Lanza’s AR-15.  After that, gun grabbers just kept adding more and more guns until they would register (or ban) a huge percentage of the defensive guns in existence.
So where are we now?
Obama’s crazy gun ban is now being denounced by many Democrats. And, although you don’t “pop the cork” until Congress adjourns, it will probably take the magazine ban down the toilet with it.
This means that gun owners’ focus must now shift to the part of Obama’s agenda which poses the most danger because it is most likely to move:  the requirement that the government approve every gun transfer in America — the so-called universal background check.
All of you know why this is a problem.  But how do you explain it so simply that even a congressman can understand?  Let’s take a crack at that:
ONE:  THE FBI‘S “SECRET LIST” WHICH IS BEING USED TO BAR AMERICANS FROM OWNING GUNS IS INSIDIOUS
The FBI’s database currently contains the names of more than 150,000 veterans.  They served their country honorably.  They did nothing wrong.  But, because they sought counseling for a traumatic experience while risking their lives for America, they have had their constitutional rights summarily revoked, with no due process whatsoever.
You want to know something else?  The “secret list” could soon include tens of millions of Americans — including soldiers, police, and fire fighters — with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, and even post-partem depression.  This would be achieved under the 23 anti-gun “executive actions” that Obama announced yesterday.
TWO:  THE FBI REFUSES TO INSURE US THAT IT ISN’T TURNING ITS “SECRET LIST” INTO A NATIONAL GUN REGISTRY
Our legislative counsel drafted the Smith amendment in 1998 to prohibit the FBI from using the Brady Check system to tax gun buyers or put their names into a gun registry.  But the FBI refuses to tell us — or even to tell U.S. Senators — how (or whether) it is complying with the Smith amendment.  Why in the world should we give the FBI more authority and more names if it abuses the authority it already has?
This is the inherent problem with any background check, where gun buyers’ names are given to a government bureaucrat.  Is there any way to make sure that once a name is entered into a computer, that it doesn’t stay there permanently?
This concern is especially valid, considering how federal agents are already skirting the laws against gun owner registration.  Several dealers around the country have informed GOA that the ATF is increasingly going into gun shops and just xeroxing all of the 4473’s, giving them the names of every gun owner who purchased a gun through that shop — and setting up the basis for a national registration system.
This is illegal under the 1986 McClure-Volkmer law, but that has apparently not stopped it from being done.  If every gun in America has to go through a dealer, this will create a mechanism to compile a list of every gun owner in America.  And, as we have seen with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has just been legislatively handed such a list, when that happens, the talk immediately turns to “confiscation.”
THREE:  AS A RESULT, REQUIRING GOVERNMENT APPROVAL OF EVERY GUN OWNER IN AMERICA WOULD DO NOTHING BUT CREATE A PLATFORM FOR NATIONAL GUN REGISTRATION AND CONFISCATION.
As alluded to above, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo now has a comprehensive gun registry.  This is the most dangerous thing that New York legislators could have done — as Cuomo has made it clear he’s considering gun confiscation of lawfully-owned firearms.
“I don’t think legitimate sportsmen are going to say, ‘I need an assault weapon to go hunting,’” Cuomo said.  “Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it.”
How nice.  He’ll let gun owners “permit” their guns for now — so that, presumably, they can be confiscated later, just as certain defensive weapons were confiscated in New York City during the Mayor David Dinkins administration in 1991.
FOUR:  THE FBI REFUSES TO COMPLY WITH THE LAW GUARANTEEING THE RIGHTS OF LEGITIMATE PURCHASERS
The Brady Law requires that the FBI correct erroneous denials of firearms purchases.  And it requires that it reply, initially, within five days.  According to attorneys familiar with the problem, the FBI NEVER, EVER, EVER complies with the law.  In fact, it increasingly tells aggrieved legitimate purchasers to “sue us” — at a potential cost of tens of thousands of dollars.
FIVE:  EVEN UNDER CURRENT LAW, THE BRADY SYSTEM HAS BROKEN DOWN REPEATEDLY
 
Since its inception, the FBI’s computer systems have often gone offline for hours at a time — sometimes for days.  And when it fails on weekends, it results in the virtual blackout of gun sales at gun shows across the country.
According to gun laws expert Alan Korwin, “With the NICS computer out of commission, the only place you could legally buy a firearm — in the whole country — was from a private individual, since all dealers were locked out of business by the FBI’s computer problem.”
Of course, now the President wants to eliminate that last bastion of freedom!
Recently, the FBI’s system went down on Black Friday, angering many gun dealers and gun buyers around the country.  “It means we can’t sell no damn guns,” said Rick Lozier, a manager at Van Raymond Outfitters in Maine.  “If we can’t call it in, we can’t sell a gun.  It’s cost us some money.”
The bottom line:  Our goal is to insure that Obama’s politicized dog-and-pony show doesn’t produce one word of new gun law.  Not a single word.
And the biggest danger right now is universal background checks — which would create a platform for national registration and confiscation.
We would note that, in addition, Obama is attempting to illegally enact gun control through unlawful and unconstitutional “executive actions.”  Click here to read about these.
ACTION:  Click here to contact your senators and congressman.  Urge them to oppose the universal background check because it is a platform for national firearms registration and confiscation.

Biden Proposals Include Framework for Gun Registry and Confiscation… Go figure!

January 15, 2013
Up to 50-80% of all guns in circulation could be covered
Press reports now make it clear what Vice President Joe Biden’s gun control package will look like. Biden wants to impose:
* A Feinstein-like semi-auto ban which, according to experts who have done the counting, could ban up to 50% of all long guns currently in circulation and up to 80% of all handguns. Incidentally, if you wanted to keep the AR-15 you currently have, you would have to have a 6-month FBI background check, be fingerprinted, and get a machine gun-type license.
* The framework for national gun registration and confiscation by requiring every gun transaction to have a Brady Check.
* Supposed “toughening” of anti-gun trafficking measures, but without doing anything about the man responsible for allowing more gun trafficking than any other American — Attorney General Eric Holder (with his Fast and Furious program).
Let us backtrack and explain a couple of things: Increasingly ATF is going into gun dealers and xeroxing all of the 4473’s. This is illegal under McClure-Volkmer, but, in case you hadn’t noticed, Obama is increasingly ignoring the law when it inconveniences him.
Thus, if every gun transaction in America must have a Brady Check, every gun in America could presumably be fed into a national registration system by ATF by simply copying the 4473’s.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo -– a man who gives you a pretty good idea of where gun control is going -– said, on the front page of the New York Times, that “confiscation” of firearms is an option. Obviously, having a registration list makes such a task much easier.
But what about so-called large-capacity magazines? Well, Republicans like Georgia’s Phil Gingrey have talked about the possibility of banning them. However, there are many problems with this.
First of all, millions of gun owners own these magazines for defensive purposes. To take away a homeowner’s right to choose these devices will simply make honest citizens less safe — especially, when they are facing multiple attackers.
Moreover, police have sometimes had to fire 20-30 rounds to finally stop just one drug-crazed individual from shooting. This just underscores why, quite often, good guys will need more than just six-shooters.
Second, there are tens of millions of high-capacity magazines in circulation. What are you going to do about them?
Third, changing magazines (or switching guns) is not a big deal for people like Adam Lanza.
Fourth — and perhaps most important –- this is a game the anti-gun zealots have played before: They threaten to kill the Second Amendment, and then negotiate their way back to “merely” eviscerating it.
Fifth this, in addition to the lifetime ban for less than felony’s that includes ex post facto law is an assault on the American people!
Or put another way, they threaten to shoot us in the head to get us to agree to cutting off our fingers.
The only way that America’s gun owners are going to have peace over the next decade is to stop ALL gun control -– as we did after Columbine –- and then defeat compromising legislators running for reelection in 2014.
ACTION: Click here to contact your Senators and Congressmen. Demand that they oppose ALL gun control — including magazine limitations and universal background (registration) checks — being proposed by the Biden commission.

Governor Cuomo making preparations to confiscate New York’s guns…

January 4, 2013

It can happen anywhere folks. At least where people allow others to rule them rather than running their own lives as they should. Places where neo-communist’s and socialist’s have taken control and instituted their heavy handed brand of authoritarianism.

Yes, it actually was the Thursday before Christmas when Andrew Cuomo decided that New Yorkers might like to know his thoughts about the right to bear arms in NY State. God-fearing and government-fearing New Yorkers were quite disappointed. The Governor told the citizens of New York that he was seriously considering confiscating their guns. Cuomo was not kidding. He intends to take away some types of guns at a future date.

So close to Christmas, the Governor was playing the role of a reverse Santa Claus (OK, a Grinch to be exact) for those who still believe in the Second Amendment. New York already has the fourth toughest gun control laws in the nation. Despite such tight gun control, who among US feels safe travelling to New York? Are any of our fears based on the plain folk being armed—having guns in their homes? Or is it because we think criminals in NY will be eternally armed?

On his web site, shortly after Cuomo’s Albany speech, a blogger known as Monty on Guns offered a sobering thought about the left’s new strategy to divide gun owners by weapon types. Feinstein will be doing the same thing soon on a national level. Monty sees their end objective to eventually assure there are no types of guns permitted in America. There are a lot of weapon types that concerned citizens, fearing our government more than burglars, would like to possess to protect against a tyrannical intrusion of elected officials in our lives.

The major purpose of the 2nd Amendment of course is a strong defense against government tyranny. It is not to protect the right to go target shooting. The founders feared a government gone-bad more than anything else. When the confiscation begins, they will start with the weapons that only somebody really trying to protect themselves from a bad government would want to have—semi automatic one shot at a time weapons, and those rapid-fire weapons that have been banned for manufacture, other than to the government since 1987.

If the government goes bad, and they are targeting Y-O-U, would you look for a pug pistol or a Molotov Cocktail? Would you look for both if you had either in your arsenal? You do not have to register Molotov Cocktails!

The left and the corrupt progressive media likes to call all of these threatsassault weapons,” hoping to sway those neutral on the Second Amendment to their side—the side that wants to disarm America to make us all helpless to any perpetration. Here is his quote—directly from Monty with no changes—even syntax:

“The tactic is to divide gun owners that have guns primarily for hunting from those that enjoy AR’s and other military styled guns for sport, self defence and yes, even hunting. It seeks to divide gun owners based on what types of guns they prefer and for what uses they enjoy their guns. It divides the handgun shooters from shotgun enthusiasts; 3 gun shooters from hunters; semi-auto owners against bolt action owners. If they can get gun owners to side with them against a certain type of firearm, their tactic is advanced and their overall plan for all gun owners will move forward….with help of gun owners. Make no mistake about what the endstate is for these people. There is no difference to them between an AK 47 and your Grandfather’s 60 year old Browning Auto 5 shotgun.Once they get rid of one type of gun, they ALWAYS move on to the next. Ask our friends in the U.K and Australia about that.”

Adding his progressive voice to the mounting list of liberal progressives across America that have little use for the Constitution, its amendments, or any of the writings of the founders, Governor Cuomo was compelled to get on the anti-gun-owners list before it again becomes passé to talk about gun control.

With his Thursday December 19th speech, the Governor earned the right to sip some tea with Hollywood’s finest, including little Miss Lindsay Lohan! But, we know she is not pure on the issue as she has at least once handled a gun—pshaw! As Kojak would say, if convinced to be in charge: “turn it in baby!” The fear most Americans have about turning anything in is to whom, but more importantly, why?

The Cuomo package may be proposed as early as January when the Governor delivers his state of the state address. The big news is that Cuomo is one of the first political opportunists to suggest that confiscation of the people’s guns is an OK option.

What a great boon for the criminals in NY to know they will no longer risk bodily harm when they choose to make the property of any New Yorker theirs during their next burglary. Without the threat of getting a piece of lead in the butt, the burglary business may no longer qualify for hazardous duty pay in NY. Perhaps they can finally get regular rates on their Obamacare policies.

New York continues to be a very liberal state. It was always in Obama’s camp and the President has never embraced the notion of guns for the people. And he will not do so now while Cuomo collects them. So, the fine people of NY will get what they asked for when the Governor acts on his confiscation notion. Perhaps you can hire guards armed with sticks or entrenching tools as weapons as did the military with its new basic training recruits for years in the 1960’s and 1970’s. No new recruits had guns back then even when guarding the training compound.

Perhaps to encourage Governor Cuomo to take the strongest action possible, New Yorkers ought to self impose a 5% surcharge on their State Income Tax payment this year to help congratulate the Governor on this fine idea!

In fact, even before the formal proclamation in his state of the state speech, there is no reason to wait to begin turning in weapons. There is nothing in the law that says all New York gun owners must keep their unnecessary property indefinitely. Therefore, to really show the Governor that he is right on the mark, all NY gun owners, to show support for the confiscation idea, should without hesitation donate their huge investments in firearm technology to the soon to-be-built NY State smeltery.

Perhaps rather than market value, fair compensation would be about 50% of the weight of the materials rendered from the arsenal. The government’s cost of confiscation can be made up by the other 50%. That would be a painless tax for all residents who find no use for their firearms. Who likes gun-owners anyway? Perhaps the government can use confiscated and pre-smelted weapons to save dollars on the purchase of military and police weapons.

In fact, perhaps the whole fiscal cliff notion would have been solved merely by Americans turning in their guns to our benevolent, friendly government for smelting or for redistribution of the pre-smelted materials. Perhaps AG Eric Holder can still take a few tractor-trailer loads of some pre-smelted items to Mexico to get an even better price to bolster tax revenues for even more redistribution.

Gun owners who come in immediately on the proposed program should be paid by the pound at a 100% level for the special metals, wood, and hard plastics that can be extracted / rendered. When the legislation is enacted, the rate would probably go down to 50%. He who hesitates is lost.

Once all guns are in government hands, nobody would ever have to worry again about any problems such as the recent sad situation in Connecticut ever again. The guns will be gone and the former NY gun owners will have received a small stipend for turning them in. Cuomo is clearly a genius. Why didn’t Hitler or Stalin or Mao think of that first before they confiscated the guns of their opponents?

I hope Governor Cuomo plans to give all of the good-hearted NY criminals out there the opportunity to turn their guns ahead of time so there is never a period in which the law-abiding citizens without guns will have to worry about criminals packing weapons.

Perhaps a month would be necessary to collect all weapons from criminals. Because of Cuomo’s great speech, criminals will more than likely line up in droves in front of the smeltery to do their part. Officials just have to watch that the criminals do not trick the system by turning in cap gun imitations of assault weapons to gain the monetary credit.

Projections from some citizen gun advocates are that at least two or three criminals, blessed with a Christmas born-again moment, will turn-in their guns. As long as the rest of the criminals promise the NY Governor that they will not use their guns ever again, accountants and odds-makers have information to conclude that everybody will be safe—since law-abiding citizens would be forced to turn in their weapons and get their nasty firearms off the streets.

After such a good-faith effort on the part of the criminals, all law abiding citizens, including security guards that had been packing—those that might be on duty in front of the casinos or in front of Hollywood homes, banks, schools, and of course the Secret Service, and the governor’s personal body guards, would be safe. What a good deal!

After all, there would be no more guns about to worry! Even the President’s body guards would have no problem turning in their “assault” weapons to the approved government smelters. When the Cuomo plan becomes so popular that it goes national, the rest of the country will have a model for how to act. Anybody really wanting to kill anybody else would still be permitted to get that job done but, they would not be permitted to use guns.

They would be forced to use kitchen knives. Recently, because of their gun-control laws, by the way, kitchen knives have become the murder weapon of choice in the UK.

The scent of weapons burning can give all Americans that feeling of security and freedom that we in the US have clearly been lacking recently. Liberal progressives believe sincerely that the right to bear arms as a constitutional amendment probably was not intended for regular people anyway.
Finally, with no more guns, the country can be safe for the long haul, as long as the government never decides to go bad and use its guns against the people. But, when has a government ever gone bad? Perhaps now is just the right time to simply trust the government?

Liberal progressives have been suggesting that we all must act immediately to stop violence in America, regardless of whether just a little freedom and liberty are lost along the way. They feel it will be for the greater good.

Ben Franklin never got to hear the advice of the liberal progressives in his day. You may remember Franklin, an American founding father and a deep patriot. One of his famous admonitions to Americans Citizens goes like this: “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Perhaps Franklin would change his mind today if he had the privilege of learning the facts from NY Governor Cuomo or NY Senator Schumer. Perhaps Franklin had been drinking the day he was quoted.

Madison too was not as enlightened as the NY pair of lawmakers when he said: [The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation…(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. —James Madison, The Federalist Papers, No. 46.

As they try to dismember our Constitution one piece at a time, many progressive liberals in authority think the founders were just goofs who were drunk with power. The criminals surely would agree. The founders, as many who study history know, were more worried about the government being armed and going bad than protection from the Indians or some fellow colonists who had a bad childhood. The 2nd Amendment was to protect the Citizens from the government.

To get the Cuomo resolution passed into law, the Cuomo government would more than likely promise to behave well for all time henceforth. Since we all know the word of the government is rock solid, New Yorkers would be safe and well served at that point in time when they smell the aroma of the smoke of their own guns burning in the NY Smeltery. We Americans all trust that government will always do the right thing as it always has—in all countries—from the beginning of time.

Rather than harden into untrusting citizens, perhaps it is time for the people to bet that government officials will be righteous and the criminals will shortly thereafter become just as righteous? Rather than trust a personal firearm, the people can be encouraged to trust its government—regardless of what those silly founders had to say about that.

And, trusting the Cuomo initiative, when it passes in NY, will help it spread quickly to other states. All citizens of the US then will know it is time for all of US in the US to peacefully lay down our arms and prove for the history books once and for all, that Governor Cuomo had a great idea to reduce arms in America. As sure as there was never a Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, or Mao, we can then all be pleased to live happily ever after.

In such a Utopian world, no armed guards would be needed for any politician, including Governor Cuomo. Additionally, the eleven armed guards now employed at the Sidwell, where Sasha and Malia Obama attend school could be dismissed. After the fervor with which the Governor made his case on the Thursday before Christmas, surely, he would not be looking for an exception to his own rule.

Isn’t it just amazing how simple solutions can be, when they are purely brilliant. New Yorkers should be very proud of their Governor. Finally a good and righteous man appears on the scene with a simply brilliant notion! I can’t wait to see the first smoke fume.

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