The Powers That Be know they cannot just order their jackboots to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens. Patriotic members of the military and law enforcement will refuse to do such an un-Constitutional act against the general populace, but given a ‘good’ reason, they’ll go along with it. Here is the backdoor reason; mental illness. Now that the un-Constitutional Obamacare is in place, your doctor may be ‘enlisted’ to ask you questions about firearms you may own. What happens to the patient that is placed on Wellbutrin for smoking cessation (as millions have been) only to have law enforcement show up to confiscate their firearms because this form of medication is an antidepressant?
It appears that California is setting the stage for just such an event. From Sheriff Paul Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
I received some disturbing information this week. Sheriff John McMahon’s staff has a “list” of names that have been compiled by the Department of “mentally ill” individuals who have guns registered to them. It is the intention of the Department to confiscate these guns without due process.
Just last week, the California Senate approved a $24 million funding bill to expedite the process of collecting guns from owners in the state who legally acquired them but have since become disqualified due to mental illness.
Such was recently the case for one woman, who had been in the hospital voluntarily for mental illness last year that she says was due to medication she was taking. Lynette Phillips of Upland, CA said she had purchased a gun years ago for her husband, David, as a present. That gun, as well as two others registered to her law-abiding husband (who does not have a history of felonies or mental illness), were seized.
Her husband is upset that they took the right from him that should never have been taken.
But according to the state of California, that doesn’t matter.
“The prohibited person can’t have access to a firearm” regardless of who the registered owner is, Michelle Gregory, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office.
The California Department of Justice is running a program to confiscate registered guns from homes that local law enforcement refused to implement. It’s called the Armed Prohibited Persons (APPs) program.
Merely being in a database of registered gun owners and having a “disqualifying event,” such as a isn’t sufficient evidence for a search warrant, So the officers often must talk their way into a residence to look for weapons.
How does the Department know who is mentally ill and who at the Department defines mental illness?
Gun owners are losing their 2nd Amendment rights without due process.
HIPAA Laws are likely being compromised and the 4th and 5th Amendments are being violated in some of these cases.
Just like anyone, I do not want a mentally ill person to own a firearm. But I do not want the government taking guns from sane people they call mentally ill.
As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State:
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
INFRINGE (from Merriam-Webster):
to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another <infringe a patent>
Pretty simple, yes? In fact, so cleanly written by the founders that it would likely be impossible that a five year would not understand it. Yet…..there are millions of globalist tools out there that believe that background checks, registration, confiscation, and banning guns would stop violence. Alas, that isn’t the point of this post. What these assclowns do not get (even though we keep banging our heads against the wall in an effort to educmacate them) is that it does not matter what they think about the Second Amendment and gun violence; what matters is that this amendment is in place to STOP TYRANNY like the kind we have been experience for a couple decades now. The founders of this great nation knew that if power became centrally located (like we are experiencing currently with the District of Criminals), we would lose our GOD-GIVEN rights, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and our lives. What is even sadder is that the first idiots marched off are going to be these tools of the globalists once their usefulness has come to an end. The founders wanted to make this amendment and it’s purpose so simple that no one would even think to fiddle around with it. Welcome to the brainwashed progressive agenda that does not want Americans to know about the legacy of collectivism.
In an effort to possibly get through to some of our brainwashed fellow Americans, I am posting a video from Publius Huldah on why every single law that has been passed INFRINGING ON THE 2ND AMENDMENT is un-Constitutional and therefore, null and void. If you think I will be registering any of my firearms and/or handing them over to the government willingly, you are sadly mistaken.
Publius Huldah Shows Federal Gun Control Is Unlawful
This is a standing invitation to my fellow Americans: If congress ever enacts a law mandating the registration and/or a production ban of detachable magazine semiautomatic rifles then you are hereby invited to the town square of your local community. There, burn barrels will be set up and we will publicly burn Form 4473s, FFL Bound Books, state and local registration records, and the sales receipts for every firearm in the United States. On that same day, FFL holders and public officials holding electronic firearms records will simultaneously erase those records, permanently and irretrievably. (Using special file erasure software such as Blancco, X-Ways, and Stellar Wipe, or though the physical destruction of disk drives.)
Spontaneous Gatherings, Spontaneous Combustion
This burn barrel day–likely to be held the day after the President signs any new draconian legislation–will include speeches, public prayers, and the blessing of those who have gathered by ministers, rabbis, and priests.
The core of the activities on that day will be stalwart public defiance of any new unconstitutional law(s), the open and notorious destruction of records that might be used to enslave us, and vocal public affirmations of solidarity of free men and women, in the face of tyranny. This will be a defining moment for America–a line drawn in the sand. We will forthrightly declare that we will not obey any unconstitutional law and that we will treat it dismissively, as if it had never been enacted — nunc pro tunc. We will pledge ourselves to the defense of liberty, both individually and collectively. We will vow that if ever called to jury duty, we will nullify any unconstitutional laws, vacating the charges against the accused, in accordance with our long-standing right as jurors. (See: www.FIJA.org.)
The Law is On Our Side
We will publicly re-affirm some long standing precepts of American jurisprudence, to wit:
§ 195 Generally
The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, whether federal or state, though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law(1) but is wholly void(2) and ineffective for any purpose.(3) Since unconstitutionality dates from the time of its enactment and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it,(4) an unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed(5) and never existed;(6) that is, it is void ab initio.(7) Such a statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted.(8)
Since an unconstitutional law is void, it follows that generally the statute imposes no duties,(9) confers no rights,(10) creates no office(11) or liabilities,(12) bestows no power or authority on anyone,(13) affords no protection,(14) is incapable of creating any rights or obligations,(15) does not allow for the granting of any relief,(16) and justifies no acts performed under it.(17)
Once a statute is determined to be unconstitutional, no private citizen or division of the state may take any further action pursuant to its provisions.(18) A contract that rests on an unconstitutional statute creates no obligation to be impaired by subsequent legislation.(19) No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law,(20) and no courts are bound to enforce it.(21) A law contrary to the United States Constitution may not be enforced.(22) Once a statute has been declared unconstitutional, courts thereafter have no jurisdiction over alleged violations.(23) Persons convicted and fined under a statute subsequently held unconstitutional may recover the fines paid.(24)
Dom Raso, a former Navy Seal has become a commentator for the NRA and puts forward yet another compelling argument against gun control legislation; namely, when SHTF, who is in the middle of it? The police, the politicians, or you? He also points out that now that he is a civilian, he is no longer considered responsible enough to use a firearm by politicians and military brass pushing gun control.
Monster readers may or may not be familiar with Bill Whittle and his continuing role as the ‘Virtual President’ attempting to ‘introduce some common sense into modern American politics’. I have posted his press conference on what should be coming out of the White House concerning North Korea’s aggressive stance on the front page. It’s well worth taking a few minutes to watch. The following is a 7 minute clip from his 2013 State of the Union Address concerning gun control legislation, un-Constitutional actions coming out of congress, and treason. It is logical, reasonable, and one of the most convincing speeches about guns, violence, and the arrogance shown by the political elites that I have seen in a very long time. Please feel free to send it on…
Therefore, I am directing the virtual attorney general to aggressively challenge any gun control laws that violate Amanda Collins’ right not to be raped and Brianna Dennison’s right not to be murdered. – Virtual President, SOTU 2013
What if the government is the reason we don’t have a Constitution anymore? – Judge Andrew Napolitano
If you have not read my last post, I DO NOT CONSENT, take a few minutes before you watch Judge Napolitano go down the very same list of grievances that should have every American up in arms and marching on their state houses to nullify all the un-American/un-Constitutional laws passed in the last 120 years (starting with the Federal Reserve and the IRS).
It’s been said that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and in this writer’s case, it is definitely the truth as I remember, quite vividly, watching my father (a WWII vet) yell and shake his fist at the television as former President Nixon stated that he wasn’t a crook. How dare Nixon behave in such a criminal manner when my father and millions of other Americans had put their lives on the line. Nixon was an embarrassment (as every president since has become). I am sure I inherited a healthy distrust of elected politicians on that day and the days that followed as Watergate unfolded. I am also sure that many of us, over the years, have done the same thing as we watched our Constitutional Republic, slowly but surely, be hijacked by a globalist driven cabal of government/military/multi-national corporations using our expertise, life energy (income tax) and our soldiers’ blood to feed the cabal’s vision of America as a global imperialist empire.
Their puppets, Reagan (raise taxes, go farther in debt, withdrawal from Lebanon, invade Grenada, CIA creation of the Mujaheddin which morphed into al-Qaida, Iran/Contra, the ‘War on Drugs’, and my favorite, Amnesty), Bush 41 (‘read my lips’, Iraq, the ‘New World Order’, and allegiance to the United Nations), Clinton (Impeachment, WTO, the subsequent loss of millions of jobs, more ‘War On Drugs’ money lost, numerous ‘Gates’), all corrupt men and a complete embarrassment to us as Americans.
Then, just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, George Bush (the second) and Al Gore were trotted out as our leadership choices by the powers that be.
Unbelievable. That is until Barack Obama and John McCain. And then Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
The first Bush was so bad that junior needed election ‘help’ to secure the White House. I knew that our political disenchantment leading to apathy was going to be used to conquer us. Little did I realize just how far the globalists would go to kill more than one bird with one stone.
Yes, 9.11, where not one, but two hijacked commercial jets were allowed to strike the Twin Towers, 17 MINUTES APART. Really? 34 MINUTES later, another ‘plane’ hit the Pentagon. One doesn’t even have to approach the explosions in the towers prior to the planes hitting or the controlled demolition or the ‘pulling’ of Building 7 aspects of this story.
Does anybody in their right mind really believe that the strongest and most technologically advanced military presence on the planet failed this epically?
This one event spawned the ‘never-ending unseen enemy’, the ‘Bill of Rights’ and Constitution shredding Patriot Act, the new gestapo, in the form of the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA, a now totally rogue government with unbelievable new powers to spy on it’s citizens, undeclared wars, and a massive outlay of cash that we no longer had (thanks Billy Clinton’s WTO free trade suicide), turning us into the debtor nation to foreign interests.
Enter the globalists’ newest Hollywood creation; Barack Obama with his trillions in deficit spending started by Bush II (leading to our economic demise and impending ‘walk of shame’ as beggars to the United Nation’s table, and possible civil war), nationalization of certain industries, the continued funding of the Big Banks to make them bigger, the on-going military presence in Iraq and the on-going war in Afghanistan, ‘Fast and Furious’, Benghazi, the un-Constitutional Obamacare law (I don’t give a damn what the Supreme Court said; they allowed the installation of Barack and had the audacity to state that the Obamacare mandate is Constitutional – in a pig’s eye!), and the now full force ‘police state’ surveillance of Americans culminating in the president (Obama and whatever fuhrer comes next) being able to use the US Military to arrest and detain Americans indefinitely by invoking the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Are You F*&^$%# Kidding Me?
Yet, for me, the true defining moment that we (as Americans) are under attack from a cabal that does not have America’s best interests at heart (and is winning) was when Jon Corzine was allowed a free pass on a $1.6 Billion Dollar blatant theft of customers’ money. In that one moment, everyone should have realized that the ‘Rule of Law’ had been taken down the garden path to be beaten, tortured, raped, and curb-stomped to death. The ‘Rule of Law’ no longer applies in America. Just as the Constitution was made ‘to be a living document that could be tortured enough to say whatever’ the cabal wanted it to say. Just as enough mass killings (Columbine, Fort Hood, Tucson, Aurora, Newtown) will drive the very loud, liberal herd toward the abolition of the last remaining guard against any populaces’ genocide; the right to bear arms. Just ask the Russians, and the Chinese, and more than a few other populations.
After the shooting on Friday in Newtown, I turned to my husband and asked him what he thought would happen in America when Obama signs an executive order instructing the military to confiscate all firearms in the country? I cannot print his reply but I am sure the possibility has occurred to many of you given that the president can now arrest and detain indefinitely any American he so chooses while police departments all over the country are getting their shiny new drones to spy on us because the cameras everywhere just aren’t getting them off anymore.
We are definitely not in Kansas anymore Toto.
From the NY Times this morning (just Google the title as I refuse to link to them):
Pro-Gun Democrats Signaling Openness to Limits
Several people familiar with the deliberations at the White House in recent days said the administration, for now, was pursuing a strategy of taking time to develop a holistic response that could potentially be announced all at once, an executive order and a legislative proposal, rather than rushing to put out an executive order alone.
Saw that one coming a mile away….considering who we are dealing with.
I have one thing to say. The globalist cabal that is now in charge of America and has suspended any semblance of a Constitutional Republic with the accompanying ‘Rule of Law’ WILL NOT be getting any of our guns and our ability to defend ourselves and our families. You are dreamin’ and so is China (who is salivating at the prospect of a disarmed America). We know that you have been waging a war (for decades) against a entire world that didn’t even know they were being attacked and systematically subjugated through wars, famine, poverty, drug addictions, diseases, poisons, pharmaceuticals, debt, and a myriad of other cabal weapons.
We are aware, and after all we have been through, the line in the sand is being drawn right now.
The Founders, in their wisdom, gave us a way out. Actually, more than one.
“I Do Not Consent”
A divinely inspired man of 33 years of age once wrote:
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declarationof the thirteen unitedStates of America
hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.— Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
deriving their just powers (is the NDAA, the Patriot Act, Drones, Surveillance, the Federal Reserve’s debt enslavement, Wealth Redistribution, Income Tax, and unending wars (just to name a few) ‘just’?)
from the consent of the governed, (the governed (on both sides) have been screaming at you for a decade to STOP!)
— That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, ($16 Trillion in debt?)
it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, (Nullification – 10th Amendment)
and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. (STATES’ RIGHTS)
As the cabal continues to push their agenda using their liberal left tools, America is beyond waking up as evidenced by the Tea Parties on the ‘right’ and the Occupy Movement on the ‘left’.
Stop consenting to the dismantling of the American Republic by ‘going along to get along’.
Obama intentionally did not mention gun control in his State of the Union, but aides say that in the next two weeks the administration will unveil a campaign to get Congress to toughen existing laws.
On July 17th, 2009, I wrote a message to our congress with the pertinent portion being this:
DID YOU REALLY THINK WE WERE GOING TO ALLOW YOU TO DESTROY OUR CONSTITUTION AND COUNTRY?
Did you really think we were going to allow you to DESTROY our economy, our small businesses, and our wealth so that you could become yet even richer while demoralizing us so that we would accept being part of the “global government”? Did you think that upwards of 3 dozen czars and counting would go by UNNOTICED because we are still watching our flat screens and shopping at Target? Did you think we were going to allow you to bankrupt this country with Obama DeathCare and Cap and TAX? Did you think we were going to allow The Fed to continue to create bubbles and then pop them so that their shareholders could continue to feed at the trough of OUR WEALTH? Did you think we were going to continue to allow you to send Trillions of our hard earned money to foreign countries?
Did you really think all of that was going to happen without so much as a whimper?
ARE YOU CRAZY?
WE ARE COMING FOR YOU, and no matter how long it takes, no matter how much more wealth we have to lose to change the course of this train wreck, no matter what we have to do to achieve our goals, WE ARE AWAKE AND WE ARE TAKING OUR COUNTRY BACK!
Here is the new message for the House and Senate.
Go Along With This pResident On Gun Control And The Line In The Sand Will Be Drawn!
Slaves don’t own anything; their own bodies, food, housing, property, money, or guns. This government over the course of decades has taken almost everything from us. It is only a matter of time before our pathetic Federal Reserve Notes are worthless, our country is already in hock up to our eyeballs, people have become indentured servants to the federal government through taxation, Americans are losing their homes and property to the banks at a record rate, we are all required to carry IDs at all times, we are required to be corporate owned moos with social security numbers, we are medicated against our will through the water supply, we are molested in the airports and treated like common criminals that are guilty before being railroaded in the justice system. The list goes on and on and on…
That line in the sand?
‘Gun Control‘ or as it should be known, ‘Nudging The Moos Into Surrendering their 2nd Amendment Right’.
Congressmen and Senators?
Once again for the those that have fewer than three gray cells communicating with each other (which is pretty much every single one of you ass-clowns):
Go Along With This pResident On Gun Control And The Line In The Sand Will Be Drawn!
I guarantee that any vigorous debate on any issue will end at that moment.
Obama & Congress’s Continued Assault on The 2nd Amendment – Alex Jones Tv 1/2
Obama & Congress’s Continued Assault on The 2nd Amendment – Alex Jones Tv 2/2
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) wants to make it a crime to carry a weapon within 1000 feet of federal officials at public events. Let’s examine the logic of this idea, (and meanwhile, consider that criminals don’t give a shit about following the law or they wouldn’t be criminals.) The people carrying guns openly at the Gabrielle Giffords event were NOT shooting. A crazy lunatic ran into the crowd. So given the overwhelming fact that crazies run into crowds shooting, disarming the public is the best idea? This kind of thinking breeds a ‘chilling effect’ of people not attending events because they can’t protect themselves. How many of you have stopped flying since TSA has started the ‘grope and scan’ dance?
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee wants to ban people from carrying weapons within 1,000 feet of federal officials at public events.
Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said he would propose a bill in the coming weeks that would ban the carrying of guns within that range for the president, vice president, members of Congress and federal judges.
In his speech, King said the legislation was not only for the safety of government officials but also to protect the public. He said elected officials are not necessarily more important than the public but by protecting them in this way, the public would feel safer in meeting federal officials at public events.
How ass-backwards is that thinking? Let’s protect the public by disarming them and removing any choice they might have? I know for a fact that when I lived in Arizona, went to my bank, and stood in line with open-carry armed neighbors, I felt SAFER. I have yet to see a sane gun owner go around the bend and murder people, have you?
“The fact is they do represent the people who elect them, and it’s essential if we’re going to continue to have contact that the public who are at these meetings are ensured of their own safety,” King said.
King said the legislation does not contradict views on guns.
“From a conservative perspective, we have to have a stable society, we have to keep crime down,” King said. “You cannot do that if the police cannot be assured that illegal guns are not on the street.
“To have a stable society and a safe society, we have to remove illegal guns,” King continued.
More circle-thinking. How does one remove illegal guns when their is a prohibition on them? Obviously Rep. King doesn’t remember the rise of the criminal element in this country when alcohol was made illegal.
If Mr. King wants illegal guns off the street, and wants the public protected, then he must introduce legislation that requires all Americans to own, be trained, and open-carry a firearm at all times. The Gestapo big government police won’t like it, but that’s just too bad. They’ll just have to get over it.
(Feel like a slave to the federal government YET? Are you broke? Have you lost your home, job, business? The 1st and 2nd Amendments are the last bastions of freedom for sovereigns. Democrats Carolyn McCarthy and Robert Brady want those too.)
“NEVER LET A GOOD CRISIS GO TO WASTE” – Saul Alinsky
I’ve been keeping on eye on the clock since the Giffords shooting to see how long it would take for some form of gun control legislation (that was probably written by a left wing think tank) to be introduced. What did it take; 26 hours? And all because of a liberal leftwing moonbat with no sense of personal responsibility decided it was a constructive idea to gun down a bunch of people to prove whatever delusional point he was suffering from, (or was he a liberal leftwing moonbat?).
How about we have gun control for registered democrats and any other granola eating moonbat, and just leave everybody else alone. Better yet, let’s move all the kumbaya leftists and democrats to Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Massachusetts and let them fend for themselves. We would only need a few states as more and more Americans open their eyes and ears, do the math, and flee the Democratic party and blue states.
One of the fiercest gun-control advocates in Congress, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), pounced on the shooting massacre in Tucson Sunday, promising to introduce legislation as soon as Monday targeting the high-capacity ammunition the gunman used.
“My staff is working on looking at the different legislation fixes that we might be able to do and we might be able to introduce as early as tomorrow,” McCarthy told POLITICO in a Sunday afternoon phone interview.
Gun control activists cried it was time to reform weapons laws in the United States, almost immediately after a gunman killed six and injured 14 more, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in Arizona on Saturday.
Many said that people with a history of mental instability, like the alleged shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, should not be able to buy a gun — and no one should be able to buy stockpiles of ammunition used by the 22-year-old assailant.
McCarthy said she plans to confer with House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to see “if we can work something through” in the coming week.
McCarthy’s spokesman confirmed the legislation will target the high-capacity ammunition clips the Arizona gunman allegedly used in the shooting, but neither he or the congresswoman offered any further details.
“Again, we need to look at how this is going to work, to protect people, certainly citizens, and we have to look at what I can pass,” McCarthy said. “I don’t want to give the NRA – excuse the pun – the ammunition to come at me either.”
Pennsylvania Rep. Robert Brady, a Democrat from Philadelphia, told CNN that he also plans to take legislative action. He will introduce a bill that would make it a crime for anyone to use language or symbols that could be seen as threatening or violent against a federal official, including a member of Congress.
Another vocal supporter for gun control, Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley, told POLITICO that he hopes “something good” can come from the Arizona tragedy – perhaps discussion on a new assault weapon ban, sales at gun shows and tracing measures.
And how about Robert Brady’s grand infringement of free speech at it’s best? “A federal crime to use imagery or language intended to threaten or incite violence against a Member of Congress or federal official“, and presidential level protection for the very criminals derailing the country whilst they go about their business turning America into a third world banana republic. Bobby obviously has no clue how many Americans are completely AWAKE AND PRESENT, and how many more are waking up each and every day as they lose everything they have spent their lives working for. Bob also does not understand that the hate speech is coming from his very own political base, the left – NOT conservatives; and yet, we are vocally protesting for their right to speak their minds. Imagine that? Can someone send Judge Napolitano over to Bob’s house to explain the Constitution to him?
Bob; you are a frakkin’ dumbass, a fascist, and you need to find a real job creating something, not controlling something.
Rep. Robert Brady is trying to put new Members and their spouses at ease by introducing legislation that would make it a federal crime to use imagery or language intended to threaten or incite violence against a Member of Congress or federal official.
“The spouses are in an uproar,” the Pennsylvania Democrat told CNN on Sunday. “They are panicking.”
He said he plans to introduce the legislation on the first day the House reconvenes. It would expand protections now afforded to the president to other civil servants.
Brady specifically criticized former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s online “hit list” of Members whom the Republican wanted defeated in 2010. Giffords was on that list, which used crosshairs on a map to identify districts to target during the midterm elections.
Members “are as out there as much as anybody else, and we are trying to criminalize behavior that puts bull’s-eyes over Members of Congress and their districts,” Brady said. “We’re going to make that a federal crime.
“All we’re doing is trying to protect ourselves and protect our staff members,” he continued. “I’m not going to hide or not go to my events or public events just because of this incident.”
I dragged this out of the vault for all those lefties that still don’t understand the true spirit of the 2nd Amendment, and why every American should be required to own a gun.
Nearly two years into his term, President Obama on Monday finally chose a director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Mr. Obama will submit the name of Andrew Traver, the special agent in charge of the bureau’s Chicago field division, to the Senate for consideration, the White House said. He may face a confirmation fight; after Congress changed the position to make it one requiring Senate confirmation, President George W. Bush’s nominee was blocked by senators who used it to criticize the enforcement of gun laws against firearms dealers.
Traver, who was with the ATF for 23 years before being nominated to head it, currently is the agency’s special agent in charge at its Chicago field office. He has spoken out strongly about gangs and weapon control.
Media observers have said that he could face a tough Senate confirmation battle; if successful, Traver would be the first Senate-confirmed ATF head since the agency’s last presidential appointee for director stepped down in 2006.(1)
In His Own Words
“We pretty much decapitated the Latin Kings on the [Chicago] South Side.”(2)
Larry Pratt: Obama’s Anti-Gun Zealot Andrew F. Traver to Head The ATF!