Posts Tagged ‘Gun politics’

The Left’s proudest moments. But it wasn’t…

January 1, 2014

This year might have marked the high point for the Left in Colorado.After a decade of well-funded, well-coordinated advances, the Left got most of what they wanted. With renewal energy mandates on rural electrics, attacks on fracking, legalizing voter mischief, and anti-gun laws, 2013 should have been the Left’s proudest moment. But it wasn’t.Thanks in great part to the multi-year efforts of the Independence Institute, anti-guns bills–like a ban on concealed-carry on campus–failed. The Left‘s massive “for the children” educational tax increase, Amendment 66, went down in humiliating defeat. Education reformers were re-elected in Douglas County, and reformers were swept into office in Jefferson County and Loveland school district. And for the first time in state history, State Senators were recalled.The message of 2013 was loud and clear – real Coloradans, not urban elitists funded by Michael Bloomberg, control the destiny of this freedom-loving state. Could this be the turning point in Colorado history? Well, that largely depends on you. Those who have invested in Independence over the years made these 2013 victories and so many others possible. We thank them all. I want to be thanking you in coming years for even greater victories that YOU made possible by investing TODAY! Please invest in the Independence Institute right now by making a tax-deductible contribution HERE.And remember, every time you give to Independence, a Leftist dies a little inside. Happy New Year!

Straight on,

Jon Caldara

House Leadership Ignores Gun Owners, this is why you never trust a RINO!

December 4, 2013
Slams through Plastic Gun Ban Reauthorization

The battle continues, and now moves to the Senate

“There is opposition to changing existing law from conservative lawmakers and gun rights groups such as Gun Owners of America.” — USA Today, December 3, 2013

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Someone once said that the only thing anyone ever learns from history is that no one ever learns anything from history.

Straight from bumbling the shut down, the House leadership yesterday, by a voice vote, slammed through a straight ten-year reauthorization of the poorly drafted 1988 plastic gun ban.

Read GOA’s oped on this subject in this morning’s USA Today.

At least, argue House Republicans, this “straight authorization” of a bad law will prohibit New York Democrat Chuck Schumer from using the reauthorization as a vehicle to enact new, more extensive gun control.

Maybe.

But the House leadership has now handed Schumer a legislative vehicle for passing his gun control.  This means he and Harry Reid could choose to take their ban on 3-D printer guns -– which, by the way, would also ban many metal gun manufacturers -– and send it back to the House.

Just hours after the House reauthorized the anti-gun law, Schumer held a press event in support of expanding the plastic gun ban.

If they do this, then Boehner and his leadership team will once again be swimming in a river of pain –- inflicted by a liberal media that finally sees an opportunity for passing its much-desired gun control agenda.

So the first thing we’re doing is to organize a Senate filibuster of any Schumer effort to pass and/or expand the House bill.

Given that the Senate is currently bogged down in a fight over the defense authorization legislation, we may be able to make it very difficult for Schumer to use the House-passed bill as a vehicle for new gun control.

So please stay tuned.  We thank you for all your activism up to this point.  But just realize that this battle is not over yet.

GOA IN THE MEDIA

Meanwhile, GOA Director of Communications Erich Pratt authored the Opposing View this morning in USA Today.

Among other things, Pratt argued that the plastic gun ban is an unconstitutional infringement of our liberties that is not only ineffective, but could eventually be expanded by an anti-gun administration to ban even more guns.

But what about the issue of smuggling guns onto planes?

Pratt says that renewing a ban on plastic firearms will “not stop criminals from making them or stealing them,” any more than Chicago’s gun restrictions have been effective in stopping shootings there.

Not only that, says Pratt, “smuggling guns onto planes will still be against the law, with or without a plastic gun ban.” And airport X-ray machines will still be able to detect them.

Bottom line, says Pratt, Congress solved the problem of terrorists carrying weapons onto planes after 9/11 — not through additional gun bans, but by “allowing pilots to use guns to defend themselves and their passengers.”

Again, you can read the entire column here.

 

More Ex Post Facto Law; Guess who it’s being brought to you by?

December 3, 2013

I mean seriously people… Lautemberg is barely in his grave and what? A Monument to his utter treason?

 

Legislative Time Bomb Could Retroactively Outlaw the Possession of Virtually all Guns with Non-Metal parts
Wood stocks could be prohibited

“We look at [the plastic gun ban] as an infringement,” said GOA’s Erich Pratt.  “The law does nothing to keep undetectable guns out of the hands of criminals [who have] no regard for the law in the first place.” — The Hill, November 28, 2013

URGENT ACTION:  The House did not take up the plastic gun ban yesterday.   So please continue contacting your legislators — especially your Representative — with today’s new message.  The House will most certainly vote today.  If you can, please call your Rep. at 202-225-3121.

Gun ban would be mischief for an anti-gun administration.

Sometimes it takes decades for a poorly-drafted anti-gun law to rise up and bite you. The 1968 gun ban for “mental defectives” sat around for 25 years before an anti-gun Clinton administration decided to use it to disarm more than 150,000 law-abiding veterans who had never been before a court.

The “plastic gun ban” is another massive time bomb sitting in federal law. And it will be reauthorized (for as much as a decade) in the next two weeks — if we don’t stop it.

Unless it existed before December 10, 1988, the plastic gun ban absolutely bans any gun that is not as detectable in a “walk-through metal detector” as a Security Exemplar [18 U.S.C. 922(p)(1)(A) and (6)].

The “Security Exemplar” is a piece of metal that the ATF uses to calibrate how much steel a manufacturer needs to put in the gun to make it beep in the metal detector.  Other than the fact that it has to contain 3.7 ounces of steel and look sort of like a gun, anti-gun Attorney General Eric Holder can determine, by regulatory fiat, the characteristics of the Exemplar.

He can determine whether you test guns with a “top flight” metal detector — or a crummy one. He can determine how many times (or thousands of times) a gun has to pass in order not to be banned.

In addition, every “major component” of every firearm has to pass through an airport x-ray in such a way that its shape is “accurately” depicted [18 U.S.C. 922(p)(1)(B)].

The statute contains a list of parts of guns which are definitely “major components.”  But is that list exclusive?  If we didn’t have a President and an Attorney General who have violated and perverted the law again and again and again, we might be able to conclude that it was exclusive.  But the language is not so definitive as to protect us against an administration intent on destroying us.

So what if Holder determines that a wooden stock is a “major component”?

According to an expert we consulted, a wooden stock would produce an x-ray image which is “fuzzier” (less “accurate”) than a metal gun would produce.  Interestingly, a wholly plastic gun would also produce an x-ray image, according to this expert, although it would be “fuzzier” (less “accurate”) than that of a metal gun.

So, for those Republicans who are talking about locking us into an extension of this statute that could ban lots of guns … tell them, “please don’t.”

A couple of more points:

* It is simply not true that, if this statute is allowed to lapse, “killers can freely go into airports, courthouses, and schools to commit mass murder and mayhem.”

X-ray machines will pick up the images of plastic guns.  And, unfortunately for the safety of the inhabitants, guns in airports, courthouses, and schools will remain illegal under 18 U.S.C. 922(q) and 930.

* And it is foolish to assume that the Jared Loughners and Adam Lanzas of the world — intent on committing mass murder — would somehow be deterred by a plastic gun ban.  That genie is already out of the bottle.

* Finally, it appears that New York Senator Chuck Schumer would like to take the potentially significant gun ban and expand it even further.

Thursday, November 21, Schumer tried to pass an expansion though the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent without even usual a standard Senate procedure for notifying other senators, called hot-lining. Almost two weeks AFTER HE TRIED TO PASS IT, the text of the Schumer bill was still not available.

But we do know that Schumer has been working all year to expand the plastic gun ban to shut down every gun manufacturer in America who makes guns using a mold.  We also know that Schumer has been trying to extend it even more explicitly to gun parts and magazines — although it’s hard to see what danger a plastic magazine would pose.

ACTION:   Click here to contact your senators and representative.  Tell them to oppose this effort to ban guns with wooden stocks. Call him or her at 202-225-3121.

From the Firearms Coalition: A nwsletter worth reading.

May 28, 2013

* Attrocious Gun Laws Assault Gun Owners
Read about one guy learning the hard way. 

Some want to make this about the guy, but it’s about the bad laws.  Dustin Reininger is no saint, but what’s happening to him in New Jersey is a sin.
http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/the-nonsensical-abuse-of-gun-owners/

* Lying for Money – and to Steal Your Rights
The anti-rights lobby doesn’t just twist statistics, they make them up – then keep repeating the lies even after they’re uncovered.
http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/the-gun-control-lies/

Both of these stories, and much more, can be found on our web site,http://www.FirearmsCoalition.org

Don’t forget that the Senate will probably renew efforts to expand background checks and criminalize private transfers soon.
Should you go to jail for swapping guns with a regular shooting buddy?
Call your senators every day, or at least once a week, and let them know that you don’t want any new gun control laws. 

No New Gun Laws!  No Bans.  No “Universal Background Checks.”  No Dangerous New “Anti-Trafficking” laws.  No Compromise!

The Capitol Switchboard number is 202-224-3121.

Please forward this E-Update to every freedom-loving American you know.

If you’re not a Supporting Member of The Firearms Coalition, we invite you to step up now to help us fight for your rights.  Formed by Neal Knox in 1984, The Firearms Coalition has been fighting for your rights for almost 30 years, but we can only be effective if we have your help.  Please visit our web site at FirearmsCoalition.org and make whatever contribution you can afford.  Visit us on Facebook, and share our columns and information with your friends and family.  Together we can protect our rights and save our republic.

Yours for the Second Amendment,

The Firearms Coalition
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No deals, No Gun Control; PERIOD!

April 24, 2013

Everyone in Washington, D.C. is looking around nervously, waiting for the next shoe to drop.

No one believes for a second the fight ended when the Senate voted down President Obama’s anti-gun agenda last week.

In fact, I’m now getting word from Capitol Hill insiders, gun control could be back on the Senate calendar as early as the end of this week!

Not only that, but less than 24 hours after the United States Senate defeated the Toomey-Manchin Background Check (NATIONAL GUN REGISTRATION) Bill, House Speaker John Boehner announced the House would also “look at [gun violence].”

That’s why I’m going to ask you to sign a No Gun Control, No Deals petition to your Congressman in just a moment.

But first let me explain exactly what we’re facing.

If there’s one thing you and I have learned during the first five years of the Obama presidency, it’s that he’ll do whatever it takes to get his way.

Twisting rules. Twisting arms. Threatening and demonizing the opposition. Effectively bribing Members of Congress with schemes like the “Cornhusker Kickback.”

You name it.

And he’s already stated he has much more in store, saying, “I see this as just round one.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stated ominously, “It is only a matter of time.”

Of course facts don’t matter to gun-grabbers, they will say anything to get their way.

After Boston’s terror attack, gun-grabbers claimed that the terrorists used guns without going through Massachusetts’ registration scheme proves we need a national gun registration system. Up is down in the gun-grabbers’ world.

And as Wednesday’s amendment votes showed, perhaps the greatest threat on our plate right now is so-called “anti-trafficking” legislation — or better-named, the ATF Witch Hunt Bill.

If passed, the ATF Witch Hunt Bill would impose harsh sentences on gun owners — up to 20 years in prison — for buying a firearm to sell or give to a “prohibited person.”

So just buying a shotgun for a son returning home from Afghanistan so you can spend some time in the woods hunting like the old days could be enough to land you in jail for 20 years.

Already, 100,000 veterans are banned from owning guns because they sought help for stress after returning from war.

And since Barack Obama just issued an Executive Order calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to “review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun,” the definition of “prohibited” could change any day.

Under ATF Witch Hunt legislation, it doesn’t matter if you know whether someone is a “prohibited person” or not — you’re going to prison either way.

The only way for law-abiding Second Amendment supporters to ultimately prove their innocence would be if every firearms transfer is signed off on by the federal government — paving the way for a national gun registry.

And you and I both know, so-called “gun registration” is the first step toward TOTAL GUN CONFISCATION!

This legislation was defeated by only two votes in the Senate!

And in the House, a Republican — Scott Rigell of Virginia — has introduced similar legislation with Democrat Carolyn Maloney of New York.

It could hardly work out more perfectly for the gun-grabbers.

After all, as I’ve told you, Senator Reid’s ONLY goal at this point is to get a gun bill — ANY gun bill — through the Senate.

President Obama and his anti-gun allies don’t believe the House will present much of a problem — especially since Speaker Boehner is unashamedly discussing moving a gun control bill of his own, and said he’d “consider” anti-gun legislation Harry Reid rams through the Senate.

Anyone familiar with Washington-speak knows what Speaker Boehner is saying is that all he’ll ask is to just add an amendment or two to whatever bill Harry Reid wants before he passes it . . .

At that point, all bets are off.

The gun-grabbers’ number-one goal in this fight is to get slightly different versions of the same legislation through both chambers of Congress so they can get to an Obama-controlled Conference Committee.

Once they go to Conference Committee, the bill can be dressed up with all kinds of last-minute anti-gun goodies and rammed through both chambers of Congress and to Obama’s desk before you and I know what hit us.

Already this year, Speaker Boehner has passed three bills through the U.S. House against the will of a majority of Republicans.

He just counted on Nancy Pelosi to round up the Democrat votes he needed to get the job done.

But now, with a Republican introducing the House bill, President Obama is virtually assured of getting the “bipartisan” House majority he so desperately wants to pass this bill into law.

In fact, the House could end up “taking the lead!”

That’s why your support today is so critical.

Behind closed doors right now, President Obama, Harry Reid and the rest of the gun-grabbers are turning up the heat to switch the handful of Senate votes they need to strip away more of our Second Amendment rights.

And House movement on gun control could begin any day, as well.

So you and I cannot afford to let up the pressure on Congress for an instant.

Instead, I need to start pressuring key members of BOTH houses of Congress.

That’s why your No Gun Control, No Deals petition is so critical.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown
Executive Vice President

Requisite begging for bucks notation to keep up the good fight!

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.

Most elected officials would love nothing more…

October 12, 2012
Most elected officials would love nothing more than to take gun owners’ votes and then never hear from them again until the next election rolls around.

They think they’re MORE than capable of running our lives for us, after all. Voters like you and me just “get in the way.”

Well, I’m a State Representative who believes the opposite . . .

. . . which is why I’ve joined with Rocky Mountain Gun Owners to sponsor the Colorado Constitutional Carry Act in the upcoming Legislative Session.

I believe it’s time for you and me to send a loud and clear message to the General Assembly that the days of demanding gun owners’ votes and then doing nothing in return are OVER.

So won’t you please click here and sign the petition to your State Representative and State Senator urging them to vote and pass the Colorado Constitutional Carry Bill?

As you know, if passed, Constitutional Carry would restore the right of every law-abiding Colorado citizen to carry a gun to protect themselves and their families — WITHOUT going through a bunch of bureaucratic rigmarole!

In short, if you’re legally able to own a firearm, you’re legally able to carry it concealed for self-defense. Period.

This is the way it’s done in Alaska, Arizona, Vermont and Wyoming.

And despite the hand-wringing of the gun-grabbers, the news media and government bureaucrats, those states have not seen a rise in shoot-outs and vigilante justice since passing Constitutional Carry.

I know you’re not surprised.

When law-abiding citizens are able to protect themselves, criminals soon realize they had better start looking for another line of work.

After all, attacking a “victim” armed with a concealed firearm can often result in early “retirement!”

The fact is, the gun-grabbers’ overbearing and UNCONSTITUTIONAL “regulations” and “requirements” are meant to do nothing more than undermine the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens just like you and me.

After all, do CRIMINALS ask for government permission before they carry a concealed weapon?

Do CRIMINALS have to pay fees or take training classes?

Of course not.

But under current law in Colorado:*** Government officials can still deny you a concealed-carry permit;

All they have to do is claim they’re worried you MIGHT commit a crime in the future -– a power which will almost certainly be abused in certain areas.

*** Military veterans can be STRIPPED of the right to carry a concealed weapon;

Simply acknowledging mental stress to an anti-gun government psychologist upon returning from war could trigger the ban.

*** Colorado gun owners must pay a fee every five years, or have their “training renewed,” just to keep their permits;

Some estimates show these regulations cost law-abiding Colorado gun owners up to $3 million every year, which is why some “pro-gun” organizations (of whom many are firearms instructors) supported this provision in the past.

That’s why it’s vital you act today!

The good news is, Colorado Second Amendment supporters just like you have already proven we can create a grassroots firestorm.

Our job is to force the Legislature to pass Constitutional Carry when they come back to Denver.

No other group is fighting for the right to keep and bear arms in Colorado but Rocky Mountain Gun Owners . . .

. . . which is why I’m a member of RMGO myself.

But this fight won’t be easy.

Gun control groups are likely going to be pouring millions into Colorado to brow-beat weak-kneed politicians into DEFEATING Constitutional Carry.

You and I can’t let that happen.

That’s why clicking here and signing the petition is so important.

Over the next few months, my goal is to gather up to 100,000 petitions from Second Amendment supporters just like you so that we can FLOOD the Legislature with these petitions and show every elected official in Denver you and I mean business.

Then, using mail, email and phone banks, I plan to recruit an additional 50,000 Second Amendment supporters all across Colorado to help join in this fight.

And when the fight really begins to heat up, my hope is to run targeted newspaper and radio ads to help us get the votes to put us over the top.

Unfortunately, I’m afraid even all this won’t be enough.

If you and I want to DEFEAT the gun-grabbers’ anti-gun lobby, we must be prepared to push on every front.

None of these tactics will be cheap. So I must ask for your generous financial support, as well.

Mandatory begging for bucks link.

Democrats in Washington: Get shot in the back as you try to be a Rabbit!

May 19, 2012

Democrats in Washington are launching an all-out war to destroy state self-defense laws.

A newly-floated Democrat amendment would threaten to cut off crime prevention grants to any state with a Stand Your Ground law on the books, forcing states to eliminate the law in order to receive the grant.

These rabid anti-gunners are demanding that states put the law on the side of armed criminals, or else!

Will you take action right now to oppose the destruction of Stand Your Ground self-defense laws by filling out your Stand Your Ground Citizen Survey below?

After the Trayvon Martin incident in Florida, the gun-grabbers and their pals in the press are working feverishly to whip up anti-gun hysteria nationwide.

Their goal is to DESTROY our right of self-defense by gutting or repealing Stand Your Ground Laws wherever they’re found and pass a host of new anti-gun initiatives.

The bad news is, without your IMMEDIATE help, I’m afraid they may succeed.

Stand Your Ground Laws simply state that law-abiding gun owners do not have a “duty to retreat” and cannot be prosecuted for defending themselves against criminal attack.

Do you really want to be second-guessing yourself if an armed thug is attacking you or a loved one?

Well, in states without Stand your Ground, being targeted by an anti-gun prosecutor is almost as dangerous as being attacked by a criminal.

After all, there’s nothing prosecutors with big egos and bigger political ambitions love more than to say they’re “tough on gun crime.”

So they look for every opportunity to nail law-abiding gun owners to the wall and crow as if they’ve just locked away a few Bloods’ and Crips’ gang bangers for good!

Worse, even if the armed citizen is found innocent, it can be virtually meaningless.

That’s why it’s vital you fill out the Stand Your Ground Citizen Survey below — RIGHT NOW!

In a recent tragic case in Iowa — which has no Stand Your Ground Law — a black former law enforcement officer and security guard, Jay Rodney Lewis, was thrown in jail for 112 days after defending himself against two white attackers.

One of the thugs was a drunken convicted felon with over 40 criminal charges going back 15 years!

Mr. Lewis was finally found innocent of all charges.

But during the time he was imprisoned, he lost his home, his car, his firearms collection and nearly everything else.

So where were the outraged headlines about this story?

Why didn’t the national media — so desperate to play the race card — ever report on this tragedy?

You and I both know the reason.

Guns are used an estimated 2.5 MILLION times per year by law-abiding citizens to deter crime, but there’s literally NEVER a mention about that fact in the press.

Instead, the gun-grabbers lay and wait with baited breath for a story where they can twist the facts to SMEAR our country’s “gun culture” and complain that we’re not more like Europe where victims are disarmed and criminals can roam free.

Now, the gun-grabbers and the national press are deriding Florida as the “Gunshine State” for daring to protect law-abiding gun owners’ rights to self-defense!

Worse, their scheme is working.

Florida’s Republican Governor, Rick Scott, has announced he’d be willing to “to look at any laws that made citizens feel uncomfortable.”

And sadly, Governor Scott isn’t the only Republican nationwide who suddenly went spineless.

In fact, I’m afraid if Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law falls, it could create a domino effect all over the country.

Not only could we see these critical laws repealed, but it could embolden anti-gun politicians to ram through even more new gun control schemes at the state level, including:

*** Psychological “screening” and “proof of need” requirements designed to arbitrarily allow government officials to deny law-abiding citizens before they can obtain a concealed-carry permit;

*** “Permit to purchase” requiring gun owners to go through an extensive training and permitting process just to be able to buy a handgun;

*** So-called “Assault Weapons” Bans designed to ELIMINATE gun ownership of all semi-automatic rifles and shotguns — even those commonly used for hunting.

As fights begin to heat up throughout the country, my goal is to deliver surveys to key legislators and Governors to prove that it’s you and me who truly have the backing of the grassroots.

The gun-grabbers can yell and scream all they want. But at the end of the day, they’re a paper tiger.

If I can run a full-scale program, they simply won’t be able to match our grassroots muscle.

But without a program like this, the only noise politicians will hear will be coming from the anti-gun media.

And THAT is a recipe for disaster.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown
Executive Vice President

P.S. The Trayvon Martin incident in Florida has given the gun-grabbers a new crusade — and that’s to REPEAL Stand Your Ground Laws and a host of other anti-gun initiatives.

It’s up to you and me to FIGHT BACK.

Help the Cause!

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“Vast left-wing conspiracy”

April 14, 2012

Interesting piece from an email.

Remember back in the 1990s when Hillary accused conservatives of being a part of a “vast right-wing conspiracy”?

Well, her left-wing co-conspirators are back at again, this time, placing blame directly on you and me — gun rights activists.

As you have probably heard in recent days, “Stand Your Ground Laws” have been under attack across the nation.

Left-wing anti-gunners are on the prowl day and night seeking to slash and burn pro-gun laws in dozens of states.

For example, gun-grabbers have put so much pressure on Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida that he wilted to the heat and established a commission that will surely recommend shredding “Stand Your Ground” in Florida.

So much for Rick Scott’s so-called “pro-gun” credentials.

But this “pressure” isn’t just coming from the usual suspects — billionaires Michael Bloomberg and George Soros, and Hillary Clinton — it’s coming from all directions, including from Big Labor bosses.

Put simply, Big Labor’s forced-union dues are a major driving force in this assault on our gun rights.

In a recent interview, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker placed the “blame” for pro-gun laws on (you guessed it) . . .

. . . “conservative, right-wing policies.

Of course, this shouldn’t be much of a surprise, considering the AFL-CIO is in the tank for anti-gun President Barack Obama and every other gun-grabber running for office.

The AFL-CIO’s Baker went on to say that “stand your ground legislation passed in Florida and . . . in a number of other states” was the work of a coalition of pro-gun legislators and groups from around the country.

If you want to watch the entire sickening video, please click on the image below. To save you some time, the highlights are at these marks: 0:20, 1:32, 1:50, 2:15 and 3:25.

You know as well as I do that YOU are responsible for passage of pro-gun legislation — calls, emails, faxes, petitions and post cards.

But these words should certainly be a wake-up call to ALL gun rights activists — there is another billionaire on the block who wants to destroy your gun rights — it’s name is Big Labor.

While none of this information is new to me (and it may not be new to you), you should know that Big Labor spends more than one billion dollars every election cycle to defeat pro-gun candidates for state legislature and Congress.

If a “conspiracy” truly does exist in American politics today, it’s not a “vast right-wing” one, it’s on the left.

You and I are at a very dangerous point in the fight to protect our gun rights.

With at least one Republican Governor (Florida’s Rick Scott) abandoning any pro-gun principles he may have had in regards to “Stand Your Ground,” there is no telling what gun-grab template this “vast left-wing conspiracy” is crafting at the moment.

If that template is successful in a pro-gun state like Florida, it could be coming to a state capitol near you sooner than you think . . .

. . . with billions of dollars to back it up.

It’s imperative that you stay viglante in the fight to defend our gun rights.

I will do everything in my power to keep you alerted.

Please take action if I ask you to do so in the future.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown
Executive Vice President

NAGR


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