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This Blog Has Moved!

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“ The Repeated, Complete And Inevitable Failure Of Gun Laws To Control Serious Crime”

“If gun laws in fact worked, the sponsors of this type of legislation should have no difficulty drawing upon long lists of examples of criminal acts reduced by such legislation. That they cannot do so after a century and a half of trying …”

Senator Orrin Hatch, in a 1982 Senate Report

George Washington on Firearms

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.

Supreme Court Decision Upholding the Second Amendment

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“We are taking the law and bending it as far as we can to capture a whole new class of guns.”

By David Kopel at http://volokh.com/2010/05/11/were-bending-the-law-as-far-as-we-can-to-ban-an-entirely-new-class-of-guns-kagan-wrote-the-clinton-ban-on-gun-imports/

The Chicago Tribune’s James Oliphant reports: “According to records at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., she also drafted an executive order restricting the importation of certain semiautomatic assault rifles.”

When ban was announced, Clinton staffer Jose Cerda stated, “We are taking the law and bending it as far as we can to capture a whole new class of guns.” [Los Angeles Times, Oct. 22, 1997].

The import ban was made permanent in the spring of 1998. Here’s an explanation I wrote, as part of an article on Rahm Emanuel for America’s 1st Freedom, which is a NRA member magazine:

In 1998, Clinton forbade the import of 58 types of firearms and their accessories. . . .

Emanuel defended the ban on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, repeatedly claiming that the banned guns were ‘military weapons, not sporting weapons.’

‘Those weapons were designed for one purpose—military—and they don’t belong on our streets,’ he insisted.

Emanuel asserted that Clinton had banned “the AK-47,” which was pure nonsense. The AK-47, which is a fully automatic rifle, was not covered by the import ban. Indeed, not one of the guns banned was an automatic, nor were any of the guns manufactured primarily for military use.

All the banned guns were used in target competitions. Some had names like “Hunter” or “Sporter.” So how did Clinton and Emanuel get around the 1986 federal law requiring that imports must be allowed if the gun is “particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes”?

Emanuel argued that it was permissible to ban the guns because [a Treasury study found that] comments from hunting guides showed that the guns were rarely recommended for hunting trips. As if the only gun that is a “sporting” gun is one used by people who can afford to take trips with a professional guide.

Emanuel further contended that the guns should be banned because they “accept rounds in the 20, 30, 40, in some cases 100 rounds at a case” [sic]. Of course, every gun that accepts a detachable magazine can accept a detachable magazine of any size. So Emanuel’s theory would actually set the stage for a ban on every gun that uses a detachable magazine.

Democratic Senator Pat Leahy, who was then the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote to President Clinton that he “strongly believes that using a Presidential directive to avoid the normal legislative process regarding any changes to the assault weapons ban is the wrong way to go.”

The list of banned guns is here, at page 167.

An Open Letter To Ted Nugent: “The Day I’ll Join The NRA”

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Obama’s Flight From Gun Control

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Liberty by Peter J. Mancus

Peter Mancus is not a man to mince words. You do not have to wonder where he stands or what he is attempting to convey to you. In fact, he’s among the most direct, thorough and articulate modern liberty advocates manning the Radical Wing of today’s Public Liberty Fortress I know. In a world where far too few people boldly speak the unspeakable, Peter Mancus is a diamond in the rough.

The people who most need to read and understand Peter’s careful, painstaking and even exhaustive analysis of America’s Liberty Woes would soil their pants less than halfway through it — if they had the guts to read and digest its many implications. The kind of courage it would take a Sarah Brady or a Chuck Schumer to truly embrace the hard, cold, glaring facts is something they and their sheep do not possess — if they did, I’d be doing something else right now, and so would you.

LIBERTY is for people who are reasonable. It’s for people who own a gun or support the right to own one fully. It’s for people who have actually read the Constitution, called their lying public servants to chew them out as needed.

LIBERTY is for people who’d rather use force in defense of Liberty than live enslaved and are willing to look honestly at the fact that they may one day unfortunately be left with no alternative but to prove it.

If you believe the government’s authority extends so far they can undo a basic human right, don’t read the essay. If you are a member of the Civil Authority Taliban, you are advised to study this document closely — your life may one day depend on your having done so.

The article is at http://billstclair.com/liberty.html. Enjoy!

Stop The U.N. Stealth Attack on the Second Amendment

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