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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Petition Approved To Roll Back California Gun Laws

While chances of success are slim, California gun owners might have a means to roll back several punitively restrictive gun-control laws recently signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. To do so, however, 365,000 signatures are needed on each of six separate petitions by Sept. 29 in order to make the November 2018 ballot.

Some of the laws targeted include:

-A.B.1135/S.B.880, which reclassifies hundreds of thousands of legally owned semi-automatic rifles as “assault weapons”;
-A.B.1511, which effectively ends the practice of temporarily loaning a firearm to anyone other than a family member without going through a dealer;
-S.B.1235, which mandates registration of ammunition purchases; and
-S.B.1446, which bans the possession of ammunition feeding devices/magazines that are capable of holding more than 10 cartridges.

 


MA Governor Demands “Clarification” Of AG Healey’s Gun-Ban Expansion

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey wrote to gun dealers last week decreeing that firearms that had been legal for 18 years under the state’s so-called “assault weapons” ban were now illegal, effective immediately. Now, Gov. Charlie Baker has demanded clarification of Healey’s unilateral and brazen extralegal maneuver.

In a letter, Baker warned Healey that “ambiguities in your notice require clarification for responsible gun owners who simply want to follow the rules and ... who were told they were following the rules for 18 years.” As Baker told WGBH-FM last Thursday, Healey’s effective rewrite of the law “potentially leaves tens of thousands of law-abiding citizens open to criminal charges.” 

In a companion letter, Daniel Bennett, Massachusetts’ secretary of public safety and security, warned that Healey’s two-part so-called “test” for the legality of a firearm is so vague and ambiguous that it could ban many, if not all, semi-automatic pistols and rifles. So, is the attorney general just dumb about guns, or is an open-ended ban what she was shooting for all along?


Billionaire Hypocrite Back To Throwing Cash At Gun Control

George Soros, the billionaire who has donated millions to gun control over the years, recently pledged more than $25 million in support of Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates. Soros has mostly laid low since spending an exorbitant $27 million in a failed attempt to defeat George W. Bush in 2004.

But while the 85-year-old businessman believes you and I shouldn’t have guns, he’s more than happy to profit from the firearm industry. Earlier this year, International Business Times reported that Soros was a top shareholder in Vista Outdoors—one of America’s top ammunition manufacturers—and Olin Corporation, another ammunition manufacturer that operates under the Winchester name. 

Wealthy elitists like Soros and Michael Bloomberg—each protected by private armed security details and insulated from the world you and I live in—think they can use their billions to buy a gun-free America. Let’s remind them that America isn’t for sale.


Munich Witness Could Have Stopped Massacre—If He Had A Gun

Last week’s Munich mall massacre, where a crazed man shot and killed nine shoppers, proved once again that gun laws don’t stop murderers, but do stop citizens who could have fought back in such attacks.

A man who lived near the mall says he saw the man with the gun shooting. And when the attacker stopped to reload, the man threw a beer bottle at him—the only weapon he had.

“All I had was a beer bottle to throw at him,” said Thomas Salbey. “If I had a gun, I would have shot him. I’d have shot him in the head.”

Instead, Germany’s tough gun laws made it highly unlikely that any law-abiding citizens, including Salbey, would be able to use a firearm to stop the attack and save lives. So much for “effective” gun control.


Armed Pokémon GO Player Halts Early Morning Robbery

Las Vegas-area players of augmented-reality smartphone game Pokémon GO—which directs players to physical locations to capture virtual creatures—know that Freedom Park is a hotspot for catching Magikarp, a popular water-type Pokémon. But shortly after six players gathered Monday around 4 a.m. to begin their hunt, they became targets themselves. That’s when 18-year-old Elvis Campos approached them in an SUV driven by an underage accomplice, pulled out a gun and demanded their possessions.

One member of the group, however, was armed with more than Pokéballs. The concealed-carry permit holder pulled out his own firearm and fired at Campos. It was super effective—Campos managed to get off a single shot, hitting one player in the stomach, before being struck in the back, prompting both men to flee empty-handed. 

Fortunately, police were able to “catch ’em all” a short time later when the suspects arrived at a local hospital seeking treatment for Campos’ gunshot wound. Both he and the wounded player were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, and Campos has been charged with robbery, battery and assault.


Homeowner Shoots Robber During Early Morning Intrusion

After an unexpected 5 a.m. knock on the door, an Owsley County, Ky., man opened his front door to see a gun pointed at his face. Fortunately for the homeowner, he had taken his gun with him.

LEX18.com is reporting that a group of three individuals planned to break into the residence and rob the owner, James Stewart. When he answered the door, Stewart said a man “had his pistol out, looked like a 6-inch barrel on it. I had my pistol in my hand, up and four shots. He fell to the ground and never moved.”  

Stewart said he and his wife were robbed at gunpoint years ago, so he felt he needed to do whatever it took to protect her this time. The gun-wielding robber died at the scene. A woman at the door was also shot in the arm, and she escaped with another female accomplice. Both women were arrested at a nearby hospital.


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