The Shooter’s Log has covered (NRA: Social Security Administration Strikes at Second Amendment; Obama Seeks to Link Gun Control to Government Benefits) the recent actions of the Social Security Administration (SSA) that many believe would threaten, if not completely strip, recipients of their Second Amendment Rights in exchange for benefits.
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Lawful Gun Carriers Must Forfeit Other Rights
If you thought your Second Amendment rights were safe with the election of a new President, you may have to rethink your position. Rulings such as this, especially given the first decision and the Justice Department’s sending the case back to be reconsidered which resulted in the weapon being blamed in the second decision… should give each of us pause to ask ourselves, “How safe is the Second Amendment in the eyes of the courts and how important will the fight be for the next Supreme Court Justice?”
Walking through the manufacturer and exhibitor booths at the 2017 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor, Trade (SHOT) Show’s Industry Day at the Range, I had a chance to speak with several suppressor manufacturers as well as several dealers. The news was mixed but consistent.
The election of November 8, 2016, caused in elation to many and sorrow to others. Regardless whom you voted for in the Presidential election, we should all be feeling more than a little sorrow for the residents of California. In fact, we should be downright outraged. While California has never been known as being overly friendly to gun owners or manufacturers, new laws have truly changed the game and made it easier than ever for residents or travelers to run afoul of the law.
Election day jammed California citizens into an untenable position: Proposition 57 releases violent criminals for budgetary reasons, while Proposition 63 drastically restricts residents’ ability to defend themselves.
Whether or not you supported him as a candidate, we would all like to think the next President will defend our rights under the Second Amendment. Early indicators are positive, but that does not mean the threat is diminished. It simply means we have one less entity against us. The threat from the antis is alive and they are up to their old tricks. In an attempt to counter the efforts of the NRA-ILA, and groups such as the Second Amendment Foundation, the anti gunners have formed anti-Firearms Accountability Counsel Task Force.
Donald Trump won the election, which has allowed many to conclude that the Second Amendment dodged an anti-gun bullet. You may agree or disagree, but one thing is for sure, the anti gunners have not given up their agenda—in the United States and across the pond. In a recent article published by the NRA, the Journal of the American Medical Association’s (JAMA) takes aim at Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.
It’s gratifying to see how conscientious the huge majority of carry permit holders are, and how seriously they take the responsibilities that come with the Carry Life. Despite what the “mainstream” media would have you believe,
Senate Republicans held a Supreme Court seat vacant for the next president. Now that it’s President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican majority in the Senate, what happens next?
Gun control advocates would have you believe that, if only there were background check requirements for all gun sales and transfers and if only the so-called “private sale loophole” was repealed, criminals would no longer be able to obtain guns online or at gun shows without a background check. Then, they’d have you believe
Soon, we will elect the next President of the United States. There is plenty of rhetoric on both sides. The same is true of the statements made by candidates. The NRA endorsed Donald Trump at its annual meeting with strong support from the membership, so this letter will not be much of a surprise to most—regardless your political leanings.
This letter appears in the November ’16 issue of NRA America’s 1st Freedom, one of the official journals of the National Rifle Association.
This article continues the NRA’s coverage of the upcoming presidential election and Hillary Clinton’s campaign against the Second Amendment, ‘high capacity’ magazines, and semiautomatic firearms. Here is the full release from the NRA:
A gun without ammunition is really just an overpriced rock when it comes to self-defense. Although previous gun control attempts have failed in attempts to outlaw firearms and strip individuals of their Second Amendment rights, California it is trying to outflank us by targeting the ability to buy ammunition. This would be a nightmare for the law-abiding gun owners of California. Also, once successful in getting a law passed in one place, gun control tends to spread to other states. So ,even if you do not live in California, this has the potential to affect you in the future. Here is the full release from the Coalition for Civil Liberties – No on 63.
Last week, state Representative Sonya Harper filed House Bill 6615, legislation that seeks to create a serialization system of “handgun ammunition” in Illinois. While HB 6615 claims to only encompass handgun ammunition, the language would also go so far as to include most popular pistol, rifle and shotgun ammunition.
The election is just around the corner, and the results may not be good for gun owners. The problem is political speak for convenience versus what the politician will actually do once elected. The latest example of this is demonstrated in the following press release from the NRA. Regarding Hillary’s leaked statement from a private fundraiser when she slammed the Supreme Court as “wrong on the Second Amendment” and called for reinstating the assault weapons ban during a small private fundraiser in New York last week, according to audio of her remarks obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, was in New York City recently on an official visit. Commenting on the bombs that exploded while he was in town, he opined that such attacks are now simply “part and parcel” of life in major urban centers.
The anti gun and pro Second Amendment forces came to a showdown in Missouri. The legislature spoke, the executive vetoed, and before you knew it, it was the gun rights of law-abiding citizens that hung in the balance. Then, Bloomberg and the NRA entered the fray. Here is the full release from the NRA.