We grow increasingly concerned over politician’s executive power and control every day. With each new day comes a new gun-control measure or law, or at the very least, the threat of stricter gun control. Tragically, it seems like we grow closer to an America where we are no longer allowed our freedom and right to own any firearm we choose. Our Second Amendment rights are threatened every day. Sadly, this past week, the news from the courts proves just that…
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Semiauto Rifle Bans
On Monday, the 19th, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld New York and Connecticut’s bans on many semiautomatic rifles—what the two states ridiculously define as “assault weapons.” The suit will now have to go to the Supreme Court.
Michael Filozof for American Thinker writes, “If the SAFE Act is upheld by the Supreme Court, nothing prevents Congress from summarily outlawing tens of millions of firearms overnight. Once those firearms become contraband, the government may confiscate and destroy them without compensating the owner (just as the government confiscates and destroys illegal drugs).”
Florida Democrat Urges Pres. Obama to use Executive Power
House Representative Alcee Hastings (D-Florida) recognizes that gun control will never pass through Congress, so in a letter to President Obama, Hastings urged the president to use his executive power “immediately to help save lives.” In the letter to the President, Rep. Hastings suggested including “unfinished receivers” into the BAFTE’s definition of a firearm, close “loopholes” in the federal domestic abuser ban, as well as changes the laws for those who conduct firearm sales. Hastings said, “Given the intensity of today’s gun violence epidemic. I believe that it must be addressed as fully and quickly as possible.”
Hearing Protection Act Introduced
House Representative Matt Salmon (R-Arizona) introduced legislation to remove suppressors from the National Firearms Act (NFA). The American Suppressor Association helped Congressman Salmon draft the bill.
The law would drop suppressors from the NFA and instead, require buyers to pass the NICS check before purchasing.
Pres. Obama Threatens to Veto Defense Policy Delaying CCW for Military Personnel
Politicians have been busy drafting a provision allowing more service members to arm themselves while on base. The provision states that the Sectary of Defense would have a year to implement new policy giving military commanders the right to decide if more soldiers on military installations could carry personnel weapons for self-defense. The provision is going in 2016’s defense authorization bill. Supporters of the new policy wrote, “Commanders should take steps to arm additional personnel … if they believe that arming those personnel will contribute to that goal.” However, President Obama has already threatened to veto the 2016 defense authorization bill “on unrelated budget matters” delaying the new carry policies.
Florida Senate Committee Approves Open Carry and Other Pro-Gun Bills
Separate Senate Committees in Florida approved new pro-gun measures last week—those bills included open carry for concealed carry permit holders, guns on college campuses, and a bill making it easier to claim self-defense due to ‘Stand Your Ground.’
“I believe in the right of a person to protect themselves and their family the way they best feel comfortable. Some people don’t like guns. I’m okay with that. Get a can of wasp spray if it works for you,” said Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith. Supporters of the new pro-gun bills said, “There is a need.”
‘Impeach Hillary’ House Rep. Says
House Representative Mo Brooks (R-Alabama) says Hillary Clinton would be subject to impeachment were she voted in as President. During an interview on a radio talk show, Brooks said, “And in my judgment, with respect to Hillary Clinton, she will be a unique president if she is elected by the public next November, because the day she’s sworn in is the day that she’s subject to impeachment because she has committed high crimes and misdemeanors.”
CNN Admits: Americans Don’t Want More Gun Control
CNN released the results of a combined CNN/ORC poll Wednesday. Findings included that a little over half of Americans polled are against stricter gun control laws. Read more of the poll’s results at CNN.com.
Meanwhile, an unrelated Gallup Poll found that 56 percent of Americans believe the country would be safer if more people were trained and carried concealed handguns.
Chicago’s Mayor Implements $250K Gun Buy-Back Program
Chicago, Illinois Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a $250,000 gun buy-back program. Community organizers of gun buy-back events will apply for the money to fund the events through the police department.
Experts who have studied and researched gun buybacks find that they never yield the types of firearms criminals use. The director of the Center for Problem Oriented Policing at the University of Wisconsin’s law school, Michael Scott says, “But gun buyback programs recover such a small percentage of guns that it’s not likely to make much impact.”
Italian Mayor Vows to Give Citizens Money to Buy Guns
Gianluca Buonanno, the mayor of Northern Italy town Borgosesia, vows to give his citizens nearly $280 towards the purchase of a gun for self-defense in response to Italy’s “jail-emptying” laws. Buonanno’s political party the Northern League supports gun rights for Italians due to the recent increase in shootings in the country.
Hornady to “Change Everything?”
Hornady released a teaser about a new product the company is revealing on October 27, 2015. The trailer calls this new product a “huge development” and “the implications are huge for the industry.”
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New FDE Distributor Exclusives from Walther
Cheaper Than Dirt! is now shipping distributor exclusives from Walther. The PPS and PPQ M2 are now available in Flat Dark Earth (FDE). Both are striker-fired, polymer-framed, and chambered in 9mm; however, the PPS has a 3.2-inch barrel, holds seven rounds, while the PPQ M2 has a 4-inch barrel, and holds 15 rounds. The PPQ M2 is $626.11 and the Walther PPS is $458.89.
In case you missed them, here are the top 10 read blog posts this week:
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- Cimarron’s Wild Bunch 1911
- Top 10 AR-15 Rifles 2014
- You Can Tell the Weakness of the Opposition’s Argument By Length of Their Noses
- Fifteen of the Best Cheap AR Accessories
- Readers Choice: The REAL List—The Best 12 Concealed Carry Guns
- After Action Report: McMillan Precision Rifle Marksmanship Course
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