2nd Amendment Under Fire
The shooting tragedy at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee on Sunday has again put “frightening” ability of Americans to obtain firearms in the headlines. As was the case with the Aurora, Colo., movie theatre tragedy, there are conflicting reports and strange coincidences associated with the official story.
A treaty being worked out this month at the United Nations could possibly make the Second Amendment the focus of international legal scrutiny. It is supposedly an effort to fight international “terrorism,” “insurgency” and “crime syndicates.”
There is a battle raging in many States between gun control advocates and 2nd Amendment supporters over whether legislation will be moved forward that requires every semiautomatic weapon’s firing pin to mark shell casings with a numeric code to link shooters to shells.
We have seen initiatives like this from people wishing to hamper the 2nd Amendment before. A few years ago, the “Ammunition Accountability Act,” which was largely pushed by Democratic legislators and a single company holding a patent on bullet-coding technology, would have required every bullet and respective casing to have matching serial numbers. It also would have required munitions vendors to track customer purchases. No bill related to the proposed law ever made it out of committee or came up for a vote, largely because of the efforts of gun rights advocates to quash the unConstitutional proposal.
A National Rifle Association youth group used a gun buyback initiative in Chicago to raise money for a youth shooting camp. Guns Save Lives saw the buyback as a perfect opportunity to get rid of non-operational and unsafe firearms while raising money for youth shooting programs.
During a House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his refusal to full cooperate in an investigation regarding the fatally flawed Fast and Furious “gun-walking” operation, several Democratic lawmakers walked out. By a vote of 255-67 the House passed the resolution to hold Holder in Contempt of Congress.
America’s Founding Fathers held gun ownership in such a high regard that they opted to include it in the country’s Constitution. Here are four things that they knew, that modern anti-gun zealots in the United States and abroad can’t seem to understand.
Companion bills have been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to prohibit funding to negotiate a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that restricts 2nd Amendment rights of Americans.
S2205 was introduced by Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and HR5846 was introduced by Representative Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.). They are both titled the Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012.
The anti-gun lobby has taken its battle to Florida. Now under fire is the Sunshine State’s Stand Your Ground law.
The lobby is using the Trayvon Martin shooting—the complete details of which we still don’t know—to generate an irrational fear of self-defense laws. Race hucksters Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson stoked emotions by injecting a racial element to the shooting that did not exist. President Barack Obama also chimed in and ratcheted up the rhetoric.
I often face questions about what some consider a borderline obsession with Attorney General Holder and Operation Fast and Furious. When I do, I respond thusly: The chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America is clearly attempting to obfuscate his involvement in a remarkably ill-conceived and implemented Department of Justice program which produced no results beyond a body count.
Indiana 2nd Amendment supporters get a chance to end the career of one of the worst CINO (conservative in name only) Republicans in the Senate next month. Six-term incumbent Dick Lugar, 80 years old and the most senior Republican in the Senate, is facing a challenge in the May 8 primary by conservative Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock.
During his 36 years in the Senate, Lugar has repeatedly voted to confirm anti-gun judges and cabinet members — often as one of only a couple of Republicans to do so. He voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court.