- Creates a statewide registry of guns.
- Requires gun owners to renew their registration annually and pay $10 per gun per year.
- Requires gun owners to be fingerprinted, undergo a background check and carry a registration card – with the owner’s photograph – with the gun at all times.
Gun registries have been tried in the past and have failed. Gun laws do not hinder criminal activity but only put undue burden on law abiding citizens who happen to collect, enjoy or hunt with guns.
PA Residents…get involved! Say NO to more useless gun laws.
The March 12th, 2007 edition of National Review Online contained a rotating feature banner containing a photograph taken and owned by a friend of mine, Ken Lunde.
The original photograph:
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Ken Lunde’s web site clearly states the following:
Note that I am the copyright holder of all of these photos, as I am the one who took them. If you would like to use any of these photos for commercial purposes, please contact me to request permission to do so. If you simply want a cool wallpaper image for your computer desktop, or want to reference one of these pistols in a non-commercial thread, there’s no need to ask for my permission.
A screen shot of National Review Online 3/12/07:
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While the image is reversed the serial numbers can be easily seen in the full sized versions of the photographs and handily prove the blatant infringement. Hopefully, this will get around and a message will be sent to National Review for their unabashed disregard for copyright law.
Common courtesy isn’t so common anymore.
In a recent press release the Madison, North Carolina company, Remington Arms Company, Inc. has severed ties with Jim Zumbo, a life-long hunter and firearm enthusiast. This is due to the fact that Zumbo, in his outdoorlife blog, stated that AR-15s are “terrorist rifles” insulting numerous firearms groups and enthusiasts that enjoy and use AR-15s for both hunting and other sporting competitions.
Zumbo said, “Sorry, folks, in my humble opinion, these things have no place in hunting. We don’t need to be lumped into the group of people who terrorize the world with them, which is an obvious concern. I’ve always been comfortable with the statement that hunters don’t use assault rifles. We’ve always been proud of our “sporting firearms.”
This really has me concerned. As hunters, we don’t need the image of walking around the woods carrying one of these weapons. To most of the public, an assault rifle is a terrifying thing. Let’s divorce ourselves from them. I say game departments should ban them from the praries and woods.”
The backlash was so strong and so many replies were made to his blog that viewing it brought my browser to its knees and I had to apply a “Force Quit”. Outdoor life took down the blog and posted this statement:
Due to the controversy surrounding Jim Zumboâ€™s recent postings, Outdoor Life has decided to discontinue the â€œHunting With Zumboâ€ blog for the time being. Outdoor Life has always been, and will always be, a steadfast supporter of our Second Amendment rights, which do not make distinctions based on the looks of the firearms we choose to own, shoot and take hunting. Please direct any comments you have to OLletters@time4.com.
The Trouble with Angels
November 19 is National Ammo Day.
It is a nationwide BUYcott of ammunition. You buy ammunition. 100 Rounds a person.
The goals of Ammo Day:
The goal of National Ammo Day is to empty the ammunition from the shelves of your local gun store, sporting goods, or hardware store and put that ammunition in the hands of law-abiding citizens. Make your support of the Second Amendment known–by voting with your dollars!
There are an estimated 75 MILLION gun owners in the United States of America. If each gun owner or Second Amendment supporter buys 100 rounds of ammunition, thatâ€™s 7.5 BILLION rounds in the hands of law-abiding citizens!
Let the politicians, the gun-grabbers, and the international community know that America is proud of its Right to Bear Arms and we will not be disarmed.
The gun/ammunition manufacturers have been taking the brunt of all the frivolous lawsuits brought by the gun-grabbers. These gun-grabbers are trying to put these folks out of business. Well, not if we can help it! And we CAN help it by buying ammunition on November 19!
Here is a link to the American Civil Liberties Union stance on Gun Control.
An interesting tidbit from their page follows:
Since the Second Amendment. . . applies only to the right of the State to maintain a militia and not to the individual’s right to bear arms, there can be no serious claim to any express constitutional right to possess a firearm.
OK, so let’s go back and read the second amendment:
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.
Well regulated militia…security of a free State…the right OF THE PEOPLE to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Perhaps the ACLU and its manifold lawyers need a quick lesson in reading comprehension. The second amendment, right in its very own text, assigns the right to keep and bear arms to the people. Not to a militia, not to police or a military but to the God blessed people of this great country.
The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
From KSDK News in St. Louis:
Six months after concealed guns became legal in St. Louis city and county, the program appears to have had little impact on public safety.
Apparently after over one thousand concealed carry permits were issued in St. Louis officials notice no increase in gun crime or accidental shootings.
Well, I have only one thing to say: