The 144th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits begin Friday at the Music City Center in Nashville. In addition to the exploring America’s largest consumer gun and gear show, Second Amendment supporters can hear 11 presidential hopefuls and enjoy terrific performances by Alan Jackson, Jeff Foxworthy and Hank Williams Jr. Road trip! Get all the detailshere.
Black Rifle Reproduction Act
A Connecticut congresswoman’s latest attempt to take AR-15 type rifles out of the hands of law-abiding Americans could be a boon for gun owners. Democrat U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s proposal would provide up to $2,000 in tax credits for gun owners who hand over their rifles.
“Assault weapons are not about hunting, or even self-defense,” DeLauro said. “There is no reason on earth, other than to kill as many people as possible in as short a time as possible, that anyone needs a gun designed for a battlefield.”
DeLauro’s asinine statement aside (she obviously has never been to a shooting range in a free state), we can see how such a program might be beneficial. Simply turn in your old, cheap AR, take your tax credit and buy two more. Then take one of those, turn it in and buy two more. Then … well, you get the picture.
New California Bill To Dodge Pro-Gun Ruling
A bill under consideration in California seeks to reinstate a procedure previously declared illegal by a state court. AB 1134 would allow sheriffs to enter into agreements designating local police chiefs to handle carry license applications, circumventing last year’s ruling that such agreements should not be honored.
The bill appears intended to provide a means for sheriffs to shirk their responsibilities and force gun owners to endure prohibitive red tape in order to effectively defend themselves. California residents are encouraged to use the “Write Your Lawmakers” form at NRA-ILA.org to state their opposition to this harmful piece of legislation.
I Know You Are, But What Am I?
In yet another indication of the sorry state of the quality of the anti-gun debate (see last week’s “Cam’s Corner”), Everytown for Gun Safety released a juvenile video of children repeating excerpts from the speeches of NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. While read completely out of context, we’d argue that the statements are powerful no matter who is reading them. The point, however, is that because the group is unable to formulate an effective argument for their attacks on lawful gun owners, they’ve resorted to being cutesy.
Everytown followed the video with the announcement that they would attend this week’s 144th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Nashville to act as a “counterbalance.” At last year’s NRA convention in Indianapolis, they mustered less than 50 protestors to “counterbalance” the 75,000-plus NRA members in attendance.
A1F could not confirm rumors that Everytown plans a sequel to their video featuring the voice of Michael Bloomberg coming from bleating goats that sound human.
Campus Carry On The Move In Nevada
A bill allowing licensed adults to carry firearms on college campuses has taken a big legislative stride in Nevada. The Assembly approved AB 148, and it now moves to the state senate.
“This is common-sense legislation that provides responsible gun owners with the opportunity to protect themselves,” said Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, sponsor of the bill. “We can’t have a law that leaves women defenseless when they have the ability to stop their attackers.” The measure passed 24-15, and hopes are high it will also be approved by the state senate.
Armed Citizen Foils Would-Be Robber In Georgia
Six adults and several children were gathered in a Newton County, Ga., apartment early Friday morning when one of the women decided to step outside. Soon after she entered the complex breezeway, she was shoved back into the residence by 30-year-old Quintavious Reed. Reed followed her inside, pulled a gun and attempted to rob the residents. After an altercation broke out between Reed and one of the men inside the apartment, the man pulled out his own gun and fired at Reed, fatally wounding him.
The incident remains under investigation, but according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Dept., no arrests have been made and the case is being treated as lawful self-defense.