NYC Mayor Bloomberg Supports Gun Control Candidates in Virginia With Financial Contributions

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Supports Gun Control Candidates in Virginia With Financial Contributions

Mayor Bloomberg pushes his anti-gun rights agenda in Virginia.

Mayor Bloomberg is donating $25,000 apiece to six Democratic Virginia State Senate candidates to ensure that the party maintains control of the Senate and opposes weakening Virginia’s already-lax gun laws. . . .

Read more here.

Representative Joe Walsh Calls On Eric Holder to Resign Over Fast and Furious – Short Video

Representative Joe Walsh Calls On Eric Holder to Resign Over Fast and Furious – Short Video

The video below begins with comments about the Tea Party, but at around 1:50 into the video Neil Cavuto asks Representative Joe Walsh about calling on Eric Holder to resign. Walsh shares why he feels Holder should resign.

Rep. Walsh Calls for Attorney General Holder to Resign – Gun Owners of America Alert

Rep. Walsh Calls for Attorney General Holder to Resign – Gun Owners of America Alert

Some strong words for Attorney General Eric Holder from Representative Joe Walsh, calling on Holder to accept responsibility and admit the wrongdoing of the DOJ and its failed “Fast and Furious” program. Gun Owners of America is asking its members to contact their Congress representatives and to support Walsh in the effort to pressure Eric Holder to resign.

Rep. Walsh’s words to Eric Holder are below.

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Rep. Walsh Calls for Attorney General Holder to Resign
— Where does your Congressman stand?

October 27, 2011

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) sent a scathing rebuke to Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday and called on him to resign his post at the Justice Department.

Noting that Holder needed to “take responsibility” for implicating the United States as an accessory to violent crimes committed by the Mexican drug cartels, Walsh blasted the Attorney General for the role he played in the “subsequent cover-up” of the failed Fast and Furious operation.

As detailed by Gun Owners of America on many occasions, Operation Fast and Furious is the gun-running scheme where the Justice Department has approved — and in some cases, helped fund — the purchase and smuggling of firearms into Mexico.

The apparent purpose of this gun running scandal was to use the increased violence south of the border as a pretext for more gun control in this country. Sadly, two U.S. federal agents — and hundreds of Mexican citizens — have died as a result of these illegal sales which the FBI approved under the direction of the Obama Administration.

Rep. Walsh takes Holder to task for “knowingly [forcing] licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to violent criminals” and for claiming that he was “not aware” this happening. As Walsh notes, Holder “received no less than seven memos” detailing the creation and progress of Fast and Furious.

“The American people deserve to know the truth regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s knowledge and role in the Fast and Furious operation,” Walsh said in a statement. “This program was deliberately designed to attack law-abiding American gun-owners and gun-dealers. Why else would an anti-gun Administration force licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to violent criminals?”

Rep. Walsh told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that Holder “needs to be held accountable.”

ACTION: Please ask your Representative to follow Walsh’s lead in calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign. Go here to read Walsh’s entire letter to Eric Holder.

Read the Gun Owners alert here.

Castle Doctrine – Mississippi Law Enables Homeowners and Businessowners to Protect Themselves From Criminals

Castle Doctrine – Mississippi Law Enables Homeowners and Businessowners to Protect Themselves From Criminals

Warren Strain provides some great background on Mississippi’s Castle Doctrine law. Florida was the first state to adopt such a law, and Mississippi followed in 2006. The law was designed to allow the homeowner or businessowner to protect themselves from criminals. Please read it and inform yourself about this important law for Mississippians.

By Warren Strain
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) –

What limits do you, as a home-owner, have to protect your family and property? under Mississippi’s so-called “Castle Doctrine”, you are protected if you shoot and kill an intruder. But there are limits and the question lingers, has the law helped to reduce crime?

Florida was the first state to adopt such a law and Mississippi followed in 2006.

The so-called “Castle Doctrine” is based on Old English common law, which says a person is free to defend their homes and property without criminal or civil consequences.

There have been only a few cases in the tri-county area that are covered under the Justifiable Homicide Amendment that is commonly known as the Castle Doctrine, but it’s not as prevalent as you might think. . . .

Read more on MS Castle Doctrine law here.

Fast and Furious – RINOS and RATS Website Provides Excellent (and always updated) Timeline on Gunwalker Scandal

Fast and Furious – RINOS and RATS Website Provides Excellent (and always updated) Timeline on Gunwalker Scandal

If you want to get the background on the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, and keep up-to-date with the ongoing investigation, this website from RINOS and RATS is a great source. I’ve posted some of the article. They are continually updating the Gunwalker/Fast and Furious scandal from other news sources.

The latest update was 10/28/2011. Check it out.

The Gunwalker Scandal:
Overview and Timeline
(updated October 28, 2011)

PRIMARY TIMELINE SOURCES: Vince Warde at Reasoned Politics, David Codrea at Gun Rights Examiner, and Mike Vanderboegh at Sipsey Street Irregulars. Amendments, additions, updates, minor corrections, source corroboration by John Z., Ramona Tea’d Steering Committee. All sources linked and embedded in text. This document is hosted and updated regularly at RamonaTead.com and Rinosandrats.com.

As this scandal has unfolded, it has become increasingly evident that the unlawful, almost certainly treasonous acts and intentions behind Project Gunwalker make both Watergate and Iran-Contra pale in comparison, and that a massive, well-coordinated cover-up has been, and remains in effect to this day. According to sworn testimony, the Gunwalker scandal involves an entire alphabet soup of federal agencies including, but not limited to: the BATFE, FBI, DOJ, DHS, ICE, CBP (Customs and Border Protection) and IRS, not to mention the State Department and White House.

The implications of this scandal are critical to the future of America. . . .

Read the rest of the article at RINOS and RATS.

Gun Control vs. Gun Rights Debate – This Rabbi Favors Gun Control

Gun Control vs. Gun Rights Debate – This Rabbi Favors Gun Control

Sounds like a reasonable thing to consider, gun control vs. gun rights, but this Rabbi comes down on the side of gun control. Several comments by readers of his article indicate strong disagreement and a preference for gun rights.

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz Jewish Week Online Columnist

While I was recently giving a class at a Modern Orthodox synagogue in New York City on the topic of halachic approaches to weapons I asked this group of 25 people (most between 50-65 years old) how many of them owned guns. I expected 1 or 2 hands to emerge but was astonished to find that about 50-60% admitted to having a gun at home. Shortly after, I learned that there is an Orthodox organization now training Orthodox Jews to use guns and to bring them to synagogue as a form of “protection.” If the religious Jewish community in America has joined the consumers of guns then we must also enter into the national gun discourse.

Our Jewish perspective on the controversial issue of gun control and gun rights cannot be based only on the interpretation of the Second Amendment. Rather we must explore the sources to understand our responsibilities as Jewish Americans. . . .

. . . Advocates for gun control are not suggesting that we abolish the rights of gun ownership. They are merely suggesting that more precautions be put in place such as safety mechanisms, no-gun zones, a ban on big-volume magazines that allow for so many bullets to be released at once, and the enforcement of stronger background checks.

I believe this is the responsible position that Jewish law supports. With certain protections, we can work to prevent events like the January 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Giffords, the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, and countless homicides, suicides, and accidents that occur in America each year. . . .

Read more here.

Gun Rights – National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act Clears House Judiciary Committee

Gun Rights – National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act Clears House Judiciary Committee

The bill moves forward. The article mentioned one Republican voted against it, expressing concerns over states’ rights.

House panel clears conceal-and-carry gun bill, with one Republican defection
By Molly K. Hooper
The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved a gun-rights bill that could be headed to the floor by the end of 2011.

The legislation, which would allow for conceal-and-carry weapon reciprocity across states lines, cleared the panel on a 19-11 vote. . . . .

Read more here.

A Victory for Gun Rights and Freedom – Looking Back at the Supreme Court’s Chicago Decision

A Victory for Gun Rights and Freedom – Looking Back at the Supreme Court’s Chicago Decision

Jacob Hornberger’s editorial on the Supreme Court’s ruling against Chicago’s handgun ban last year is worth rereading.

He draws attention to the incredible blindspot that statist gun control advocates have when the law allows gun rights to prevail. Hornberger illustrates the statist blindness by citing a New York Times editorial that howled about the ‘gun violence’ in Chicago, and the how-could-the-Supreme-Court-possibly-rule-like-they-did? Amazing, that is the point. Chicago’s example, with its strict, draconian, unconstitutional gun control laws, has not worked in real life. GET IT?

A Victory for Gun Rights and Freedom
by Jacob G. Hornberger

When it comes to gun rights and gun control, liberals are so predictable. Condemning the Supreme Court’s decision in the Chicago gun case that applied the Second Amendment to the states, the New York Times editorialized, “Mayors and state lawmakers will have to use all of that room and keep adopting the most restrictive possible gun laws — to protect the lives of Americans and aid the work of law enforcement officials.”

What is the Times’ justification for taking such an extreme position? The Times states: “The court’s members ignored the present-day reality of Chicago, where 258 public school students were shot last school year — 32 fatally.”

What? Say again?

What the Times claims about gun deaths in Chicago last year has got to be absolutely and totally false! Why is that so? Because they have gun control in Chicago! A total ban on handguns! Doesn’t the Times know that? Doesn’t it know that that was what the Supreme Court case was all about — the constitutionality of Chicago’s total ban on handguns within the city?

Therefore, the obvious question arises: How can the Times claim that there were 258 people shot in Chicago when there is gun control in Chicago? Doesn’t that suggest something important? As in, gun control doesn’t work! If a gun ban worked, there wouldn’t have been any people shot by guns in Chicago.

Doh!

And that is the blind spot that statists have about gun control. In their antipathy for guns, they will not permit themselves to see that gun control doesn’t work — it doesn’t accomplish what they want to accomplish — i.e., no more gun deaths. . . .

Read the rest of Hornberger’s excellent gun rights editorial at
The Future of Freedom Foundation. He includes some great history on gun rights in his editorial.

The original NYT editorial Hornberger refers to can be found here.

Wisconsin’s New Concealed Carry Law – Wisconsin Will Recognize Some State Concealed Carry Permits, But Not All

Wisconsin’s New Concealed Carry Law – Wisconsin Will Recognize Some State Concealed Carry Permits, But Not All

Their new concealed carry law goes into effect on November 1. The following site lists all requirements, and shows which concealed carry state permits will be recognized and accepted by Wisconsin law.

Read more here at the Wisconsin site.

National Right To Carry Reciprocity Act, H.R. 822, Moves Closer to Passage

National Right To Carry Reciprocity Act, H.R. 822, Moves Closer to Passage

Good news for law-abiding citizens who wish to carry in other states without fear of unknowingly breaking a law and being charged with a criminal act.

Thanks to the good work of millions of American gun owners and NRA members, Congress is moving closer to restoring one of our fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the Second Amendment.

Ten days ago, the House Judiciary Committee considered amendments to the “National Right-to-Carry-Reciprocity Act” (H.R. 822), which would allow any person with a valid, state-issued concealed firearm permit to exercise the right to carry a firearm in any state that permits concealed carry. . . .

Read more here.