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Friday, February 24, 2017

Anti-Gun Lawmakers Introduce Bad Bills In Wisconsin

Anti-gun Wisconsin lawmakers are wasting no time in this new legislative session, already introducing several measures that would negatively impact the state’s law-abiding gun owners.

Two measures—Assembly Bill 65 and Senate Bill 34—would greatly expand background checks to all sales and transfers in the state. Such legislation infringes on the rights of law-abiding gun owners while not impacting violent criminals at all.

In addition, Assembly Bill 74 would reinstate the 48-hour waiting period for purchase of a handgun. The state’s 48-hour waiting period was repealed in 2015 because it is an unnecessary time tax on both the purchaser and the dealer since NICS background checks confirm buyers are law-abiding before sales are allowed to be completed.

State Representatives Terese Berceau and Chris Taylor authored AB 65 and AB 74, and state Senators LaTonya Johnson and Tim Carpenter authored SB 34.  


Armed Jogger Shoots Robbery Suspect In Texas

Giving new meaning to the adage, “You can run, but you can’t hide,” a jogger in Texas took down a would-be robber and left him injured in a very tender spot.

Arlington police told CBS DFW that a man jogging to the gym noticed a truck following close behind. Suddenly a young man darted from the truck, pulled a gun and demanded money. However, the runner was carrying his own concealed weapon, and he drew his gun and fired at the robber several times—hitting the suspect in the groin. The suspect ran back to the truck and sped away. 

Investigators quickly found the truck abandoned and determined it had been stolen, while also getting tips that the suspect had gotten into an SUV driven by a woman. When detectives pulled over the SUV, the teenage suspect in the passenger seat immediately surrendered, telling police “I’ve been shot.” The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.


KY: “Permitless” Carry Bill Improved By New Amendment

A Kentucky state senator on Wednesday inserted an amendment into a critical self-defense bill, greatly improving the legislation to the benefit of law-abiding gun owners.

According to NRA-ILA, Democrat state Sen. Robin Webb’s amendment to Senate Bill 7 conforms SB7 to House Bill 316, the House version of the proposed “permitless” carry legislation. The measures would allow any law-abiding individual who can legally possess a firearm to carry a handgun for self-defense in Kentucky without having to obtain a permit to do so.

This legislation, like that under consideration in several other states, would keep the current permitting system in place so individuals who obtain a permit could still enjoy the reciprocity agreements that Kentucky has with other states.

Use Your Power!

Kentucky gun owners are encouraged to contact their state legislators and ask them to support SB7 and HB 316. Contact them by clicking here.

Despite Video, Rep. Ellison Says He Didn’t Say What He Did Say About 2A

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was adamant that he never stated he wished his party would oppose the Second Amendment. “I didn’t say that,” he protested.

Unfortunately for Ellison, that is exactly what he said. On a 2014 episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Ellison and Maher were discussing firearms when they had this exchange

MAHER: Then why doesn't your party come out against the Second Amendment? It's the problem.

ELLISON: I sure wish they would. I sure wish they would.

Now, though, Ellison is trying to walk those comments back. During a Democratic Leadership Debate on CNN this week, Ellison claimed “That was not an accurate statement.” 

Once again though, his past betrays him. Beginning in 2003 with his rejection of Right-to-Carry in Minnesota, Ellison has had a long political history littered with opposition to Second Amendment issues and support of strict gun control restrictions and gun bans.


MSNBC Anchor Says It's Media's Job “To Control Exactly What People Think”

On Thursday, MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski said it was the media’s job, not President Donald Trump’s, to “control exactly what people think.”

Co-host Joe Scarborough questioned his panel about why progressives were so alarmed by President Trump, saying, “He’s doing exactly what he said he’s going to do.”

Groping for words, Brzezinski replied, “I think that the dangerous, you know, edges here are that he’s trying to undermine the media, trying to make up his own facts, and it could be that while unemployment and, uh, the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control, uh, exactly what people think—and that is, that is our job.”

Brzezinski tried to walk back her embarrassing confession on Twitter, but a reading of the transcript shows that there can be no other interpretation. Brzezinski’s unguarded comment confirms the media arrogance that helped elect Trump.


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