The supporters of the Second Amendment in the United States are alive and well … From Our Cold Dead Hands!!!
The National Rifle Association has announced that its fundraising program “Friends of NRA” is having a record fundraising year and has brought in $51 million in 2013 and hundreds of events left to go before the year end. As stated at the Gateway Pundit, not only is Barack Obama the best gun salesman in the US, he is also the greatest fundraising for the NRA. The LEFT completely over-reached in their attempt to exploit mass shootings in the US and have instead awakened a sleeping People.
Charlton Heston – ” From My Cold Dead Hands” speech
“The success of this year’s Friends of NRA banquets would not have been possible without the hard work of our incredibly dedicated volunteers and attendees,” said Sarah Budi, Director of Volunteer Fundraising in a statement. “Our success is a direct result of their efforts and the reason 2013 has been a record breaking year. Thanks to our supporters, the future continues to look bright for the shooting sports.”
The program has grossed $51 million in 2013, one million dollars more than last year, the NRA announced. There are more than 200 fundraising events left in 2013.
This the LEFT did not over-reach? Just ask those two Colorado state Senators … what are they doing these days, except having been recalled for their efforts.
Secretary of State John Kerry Expected to Sign a UN Arms Trade Treaty Opposed by the Senate and NRA … Treaty Requires Nations to “Establish & Maintain a National Control System,” Including a “National Control List”
Barack Obama’s end run around the US Constitution and the Second Amendment … Secretary of State to sign United Nations Arms treaty that would circumvent Constitution.
Another Obamaination … As reported at The Hill, Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to sign a UN treaty that is strongly opposed by the US Senate and the NRA. A State Department official said the treaty would “reduce the risk that international transfers of conventional arms will be used to carry out the world’s worst crimes,” while protecting gun rights. However, not so fast. If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. Just like every idea that stats out with good intentions, there is always a catch. There is a reason why Republicans, the Senate and the NRA are opposed to this end around of the Second Amendment. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) says, “This treaty is already dead in the water in the Senate, and they know it.” Thankfully, these types of treaties require Senate ratification by elected officials of “We the People” rather than Obama giving away Our rights to the United Nations.
Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to sign an arms trade treaty opposed by the Senate and the gun lobby as early as Wednesday, and Republicans aren’t happy about it.
Kerry’s plan to sign the treaty on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York this week has sparked immediate criticism from GOP opponents.
“This treaty is already dead in the water in the Senate, and they know it,” said Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services. “The Administration is wasting precious time trying to sign away our laws to the global community and unelected U.N. bureaucrats.”
A majority of Senate oppose the treaty because it covers small arms, making ratification impossible in the short term.
When is an arms treaty, not an arms treaty … when it is a front to bypass the US Constitution of course. So what is really is in this treaty that pro-Second Amendment folks are extremely worried about? As reported at the WSJ, ‘Obama’s United Nations Backdoor to Gun Control’.
But the new treaty also demands domestic regulation of “small arms and light weapons.” The treaty’s Article 5 requires nations to “establish and maintain a national control system,” including a “national control list.” Article 10 requires signatories “to regulate brokering” of conventional arms. The treaty offers no guarantee for individual rights, but instead only declares it is “mindful” of the “legitimate trade and lawful ownership” of arms for”recreational, cultural, historical, and sporting activities.” Not a word about the right to possess guns for a broader individual right of self-defense.
Gun-control advocates will use these provisions to argue that the U.S. must enact measures such as a national gun registry, licenses for guns and ammunition sales, universal background checks, and even a ban of certain weapons. The treaty thus provides the Obama administration with an end-run around Congress to reach these gun-control holy grails. As the Supreme Court’s Heller and McDonald cases recently declared, the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right “to keep and bear Arms” such as handguns and rifles. Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce remains broad, but the court’s decisions in other cases—even last year’s challenge to the Affordable Care Act—remind us that those powers are limited.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, September 18, 2013 – Get Ready for a New Round of Gun Control Arguments
- After this mass shooting in the Washington Naval Yard, there will be another round of arguments for and against gun control and mental health care
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Huge Liberal Fail: Less Than 100 Show For Anti-NRA March at McPherson Square Downtown Washington, DC
WOW, seriously … where be all the anti-Second Amendment liberals?
Just curious, if a liberal anti-Second Amendment rally takes place and no one shows, is it really a rally? Thus was the case any the liberal anti-NRA march failed event at McPherson Square Downtown Washington, DC. Less than 100 people actually showed up for the event. The Washington Examiner provided 5 sad pictures of the event, and they are truly sad and pathetic. Personally, I find it rather humorous. Check out the pics, there might be actually more media than protesters. And everyone wonders why the Democrats attempt to grab guns failed in Congress.
Participating organizations include Public Campaign, Occupy the NRA, CREDO, Every Child Matters, Moveon, United For Change, USA, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, The Other 98%, and We Act Radio.
As Buzzfeed’s Evan McMorris-Santoro noted earlier this morning, the event featured the debut of a new anti-NRA poster created by Shepard Fairey – the designer of the famous Obama ‘Hope’ poster.
8th Grader Jared Marcum Arrested & Suspended for Wearing NRA ‘Protect Your Right’ T-Shirt With Image of Gun
How do things like this happen in the United States?
Jared Marcum, an 8th grader at the Logan Middle School in West Virginia has been arrested, suspended and faces charges for wearing an NRA T-shirt with the image of a firearm and the words “Protect Your Right” printed on it to school. HUH? Police confirmed that Marcum had been arrested and faced charges of obstruction and disturbing the education process after getting into an argument with a teacher. HUH? The school is claiming that the shirt that Marcum was wearing, an NRA shirt that had “Protect Your Right” on it with the image of a gun violated the school’s dress code. However, no where in reviewing the school’s dress code policy did the 8th grader appear to violate said policy. No where in the dress code policy did it prohibit gun images.
Unreal. This school and this foolish teacher would attempt to ruin a kids life by having him arrested over a shirt with the image of a gun on it. Liberalism and PC running wild. Who knew that a pro-Second Amendment shirt would result in an 8th graders First Amendment rights being trampled? So where is the ACLU coming to his aid to protect his civil rights?
WOWK-TV reported Jared Marcum saying he never thought there would be a problem with his pro-Second Amendment apparel.
“I never thought it would go this far because honestly I don’t see a problem with this. There shouldn’t be a problem with this,” Marcum told WOWK-TV.
Police confirmed that Marcum had been arrested and faced charges of obstruction and disturbing the education process after getting into an argument over the shirt with a teacher at Logan Middle School, which is south of Charleston.
How does all this lead to an arrest and an 8th grader being sent to jail? Seriously, how does a dress code issue wind up in a school calling the police and attempting to ruin a kids life? Is this how educators think they are providing our children with an education? Maybe the teachers and school administrators need to do a home work assignment of their own and read the US Constitution.
This family should sue this school district and the teacher who he got into the argument with individually.
UPDATE I: The families lawyer, Ben White, said that the T-shirt did not appear to violate any school policy. White said he also wants to get the criminal charges dropped. It was the school that created this incident by improperly interpreting their own dress code policy and then escalating it with calling the police.
Their lawyer, Ben White, said that the T-shirt did not appear to violate any school policy.
“I just don’t understand why this teacher reacted the way he did,” said White, who said he asked school officials to preserve surveillance video of the cafeteria.
White said he planned to meet Monday with Principal Ernestine Sutherland.
A new NBC News/WSJ poll shows that the NRA is far more popular than the entertainment industry. In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, CT the poll finds that 41% of Americans see the NRA in a positive light, while only 34% view it in a negative light. However, only 24% have positive feelings about the entertainment industry, and 39% have negative ones. A rather interesting comparison when one looks at President Barack Obama’s recent 23 executive orders on gun control, yet there were no references to anything to deal with curbing the violence spread by the entertainment industry with violence in TV, movies or print. But of course Obama has a chummy relationship with the entertainment industry and has given them a pass.
As Washington prepares for a political battle over the Obama White House’s proposals to curb gun violence after the Newtown, Conn., shootings, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that the National Rifle Association is more popular than the entertainment industry.
Forty-one percent of adults see the NRA — the nation’s top gun lobby — in a positive light, while 34 percent view it in a negative light.
By comparison, just 24 percent have positive feelings about the entertainment industry, and 39 percent have negative ones.
The NRA’s fav/unfav score is virtually unchanged from its 41 percent-to-29 percent rating in the Jan. 2011 NBC/WSJ poll, nearly two years before the Newtown shootings.
Guns Across America … Nashville, TN Edition … Second Amendment and Gun Appreciation Day, January 19, 2013
GUNS ACROSS AMERICA … NASHVILLE, TN
Today at the state capital in Nashville, TN close to 1,000 people have gathered on the Legislative Plaza across from the Capitol building in to show their support for 2nd Amendment US Constitution gun rights. The “Guns Across America” rallies were being held in state capitols across the United States as gun advocates and supporters of the 2nd Amendment used their First Amendment rights to voice their outrage over President Barack Obama’s imperial actions by passing 23 executive orders pertaining to gun control. From Albany, New York to Austin,TX and from Madison, WI to Little Rock, AR, gun supporters made their voices heard that the answer to gun violence was not to take away an individuals right to bear arms and protect themselves. Many supporters in the crowd carried signs in support of their Constitutional rights to bear arms and waived United States and “Don’t Tread on Me” flags.
The speakers today in Nashville, TN spoke as one stating that the answer to gun violence was not to blame the guns, but blame the criminals who committed the crimes. How are free, law abiding Americans supposed to protect themselves if guns are taken away from them? Forget the fact that it is our God given right to bear arms.
One of the speakers today was Republican State Rep. Joe Carr of Lascassas who told the roaring 2nd Amendment crowd that “any assault on the Second Amendment is an attack on any amendment.” He also discussed his legislation that would make it a crime for … Carr has introduced a bill, H.B. 0042, that would slap federal officials with a misdemeanor charge for enforcing the new proposals.
This bill prohibits any public employee, public official, or firearms dealer from enforcing or attempting to enforce any federal law, statute, rule, regulation, or executive order implemented or executed on or after January 1, 2013, within the borders of Tennessee if the law, statute, rule, regulation, or executive order attempts to:
(1) Ban or restrict ownership of a semi automatic firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition; or (2) Require any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition to be registered in any manner.
Under this bill, any federal agent or employee enforces or attempts to enforce any federal law, statute, rule, regulation, or executive order as described in (1) and (2) upon a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in this state and that remains exclusively within the borders of this state will be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 11 months and 29 days incarceration and a fine of up to $2,500.
This bill requires the attorney general to defend a citizen of Tennessee who is prosecuted by the federal government for a violation of federal law, statute, rule, regulation, or executive order as described in (1) and (2).
Second Amendment supporters rally in front of the Tennessee Capitol building
We have previously posted about other leaders who have come for their citizens guns, Hitler, Stalin and Mao
One of my favorites from the pro-Second Amendment rally … “Celebrate Diversity”
Pro-gun activists celebrating their first Amendment rights in protecting their Second
UPDATE I: From the Daily Mail, Thousands of armed protestors gather at state capitols in pro-assault rifle rallies across the country.
Thousands of gun advocates gathered peacefully Saturday at state capitals around the U.S. to rally against stricter limits on firearms, with demonstrators carrying rifles and pistols in some places while those elsewhere settled for waving hand-scrawled signs or screaming themselves hoarse.
The size of crowds at each location varied – from dozens of people in South Dakota to 2,000 in New York. Large crowds also turned out in Connecticut, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington state.
Some demonstrators in Olympia, Wash., Phoenix, Salem, Ore., and Salt Lake City came with holstered handguns or rifles on their backs. At the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort, attendees gave a special round of applause for ‘the ladies that are packin’.
THE NRA IS MORE POPULAR THAN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA …
How about this, after all the negative publicity brought on by the liberal MSM and Barack Obama calling for a war on the NRA, a funny thing happened on the way to the popularity polls. According to the latest Gallup poll, the NRA actually has a higher popularity rating that does President Barack Obama, 54% to 53%. The survey was taken after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings that saw 26 individuals murdered, including 20 children, at the hands of a mad man. As pointed out by Newsbusters, the article by Frank Newport, the Gallup poll, which was conducted Dec. 19-22, showed that only 38% of those surveyed have an unfavorable opinion of the NRA, while Obama’s disapproval rating is three points higher at 41%.
Fifty-four percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the National Rifle Association, while 38% have an unfavorable opinion. The public’s ratings of the NRA have fluctuated since first measured by Gallup in 1993 — from a low of 42% favorable in 1995 to a high of 60% in 2005.
The NRA’s positions on guns and gun control legislation have received significant attention from media and politicians during the last week after the association’s top lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre, held a press conference in the wake of the Newtown school shooting. LaPierre denounced the idea of additional gun control legislation and instead called for armed guards in the nation’s schools. The press conference came midway through the field period of this Dec. 19-22 USA Today/Gallup poll.
Gov. Chris Christie Slams NRA: “Reprehensible” For “Dragging People’s Children” Into Gun Debate But Fails to Mention Liberal Hypocrisy or Obama Using Children as Props
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie might as well change political party affiliations now as there is no way this Judas will ever get a GOP presidential nomination.
First Gov. Chris Christie (NJ-R) had a “bromance” with President Barack Obama during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and now Christie calls foul on the NRA for dragging people’s children into the gun debate. HUH? Following the NRA’s president’s comment that all children should be protected in their schools by armed guards or police, he and the NRA were mocked and ridiculed by the liberal media, Democrats and Barack Obama. This occurring as the very people criticizing the NRA for their comments had their children protected by guns. And no, not all of the children are protected by law by the secret service.
However, all Christie can find to criticize is the NRA bring children into the gun debate. There was no comment on Barack Obama using children as props as he came out with his anti-US Constitution, anti-2nd Amendment executive orders on gun control. Who brought “children” into the debate Gov. Christie? One can say that it was the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooter who did so. That being said, political hypocrites do not get to silence others as they protect their children and leave the tax paying publics children to the wolves.
“I think any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad and you cringe,” Christie said on Thursday at a news conference in Trenton. “I’m a father who is a public figure, who has four children and my children had no choice realistically in what I decided to do with my career and what affect that has had on their lives.”
“Don’t be dragging people’s children into this,” he added. “It’s wrong and I think it demeans them and it makes them less of a valid trusted source of information on the real issues that confront this debate.”
Christie has become a complete disappointment.
It’s Time for Obama & Democrats to Ban Bats and Tire Irons … Massachusetts Man is Savagely Beaten in Greenwich Village with not Assault Rifles (VIDEO)
It’s time for President Barack Obama and the knew-jerk reaction Democrats to ban baseball bats and tire irons. 24 year old Kevin McCarron was
nearly killed by assault weapons savagely beaten with a tire iron, baseball bat and blackjack and stomped repeatedly by a gang of thugs. The attackers have been arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault. Mr. President, where is the outcry? Where is the call for passing anything that would prevent just one incident of violence from being perpetrated on an innocent victim?
A Brooklyn man has been charged with attempted murder in the beating of 24-year-old Kevin McCarron, who was stomped and pummeled with a tire iron, baseball bat and blackjack by a gang on MacDougal St. early Sunday, police and witnesses said.
A heinous beatdown in the heart of Greenwich Village has left a Massachusetts man fighting for his life.
Kevin McCarron, 24, was bashed with a tire iron, baseball bat and blackjack and stomped repeatedly by a gang of toughs in the middle of MacDougal St. early Sunday, police and witnesses said.
Cops on Monday busted 24-year-old Hatem Farsakh of Brooklyn, who was arraigned on charges of attempted murder and assault.
As previously reported, baseball bats and other objects kill more people in the United States than assault weapons. However, that does not fit Obama’s anti-2nd Amendment agenda.