Posts Tagged ‘Gun Control’

Big Government antics in The Cowboy State: Sherriff Bill belongs in a movie about the old south!

November 21, 2014

Will you let House leadership get away with this?

Wyoming’s new House Speaker Kermit Brown (Albany) and the majority floor leader Rosie Berger (Sheridan) — are playing dirty right out of the gate.

And these are the same folks in so-called leadership that pushed to stop me from video taping floor activity (on behalf of WyGO) from the “public” gallery in the Capitol — because they don’t want you to know what’s really going on under their so-called “leadership.”

The orders were to stop Bouchard (me) from video recording because it’s “their house” and they make the rules!

The reality is they just don’t want to be held accountable by anyone, and certainly not by Wyoming Gun Owners!

But now as a corrupt politician slides into the Wyoming Legislature, we see more of the same from the leaders.

Over the years several complaints have been filed against a politician while in office. And it is unfortunate for Campbell county residents that all prior complaints fell on deaf ears.

Sometimes justice comes later than sooner…

The current Governor, previous Governors, and let’s not forget the several prosecutors who were all given an opportunity to review complaints. Now they are all in a real conundrum for covering up for Sheriff Bill Pownall.

Of course WyGO was “on the ground” during Bill Pownall’s last Sheriff campaign in 2010.

***During his campaign several recordings of Sheriff Pownall were revealed, including evidence that he obtained and possessed at least one class III weapon without forgoing the required federal paperwork.
(You and I would go to jail and serve a hefty term for that offense)

***Insiders close to Pownall stated that as Sheriff he would refuse any applications by lawful citizens for Class III weapons.
(We take that as, only Pownall should own them)

***Insiders also leaked that Pownall was working on a gun owners database.
(A traffic stop gun registry for law abiding citizens)

There was even more…In fact, an entire slew of other reasons led us to believe that Pownall was a bad apple. Like all criminals, by the time they are finally discovered, they have already broken the law repeatedly.

And this is what election cycles are about, looking at backgrounds, reviewing actions, and verifying the credibility of any accusations against a candidate. Check, WyGO did that.

This is why WyGO worked diligently to expose Pownall’s real record and his refusal to answer our gun rights survey. And back in the sheriff’s race WyGO also pointed out that Pownall’s opponent, Dave Lauck, answered WyGO’s survey 100% correct .

Accordingly, WyGO ran a hard hitting radio campaign in Campbell county, and was the only organization taking a stand against Pownall.

During his run for House district 52, Pownall refused to answer WyGO’s survey once again.

Pownall is a fine example of this: If any candidate doesn’t trust you with your own guns, then you shouldn’t trust them with anything at all!

So why am I dragging out  Pownall’s past corrupt accusations?

Here it comes, wait for it…

Recently unnamed complainants working inside of Pownall’s Sheriff Administration finally had enough of it, and sealed and delivered the evidence. Only this time there were too many people in the loop to turn a blind eye.

     Hollywood style corruption in Wyoming – Sheriff Bill Pownall on right

As it was during Pownall’s previous elections, the corruption could no longer be covered up. He and his political operatives could no longer cry foul against the evidence.

And what is the latest charge against the Campbell county top law enforcement officer?

Pownall directed his deputies to cover-up an arrest of his own son for — drunk driving.

And now with the WY Attorney General advancing to remove Pownall as Sheriff. We see exactly the opposite from the House leadership who call the legislature “their house.”

Instead of putting the brakes on Pownall, as they are empowered to do, they are just going about business as usual. Just last week leadership appointed Pownall to the powerful Wyoming House Judiciary Committee.

This is the committee, that is most likely to hear gun bills. And Pownall, a politician whose actions as Sheriff puts himself above the law — is now empowered by House leadership to dictate over the lives of Wyoming citizens statewide.

Real leadership would have refused to place Pownell on Judiciary and instead be calling for a special election for House District 52!

But all of this isn’t only on the shoulders of the so-called Leadership!

A super majority in the Wyoming house elected Kermit Brown and Rosie Berger to be their leaders — all by a secret ballot behind closed doors.

But we have a very reliable indication of who the house reps are in this “secret” majority. They are likely the same candidates who ran for the Wyoming house that also refused to answer Wyoming Gun Owners gun rights survey.

These are the politicians who refuse to put their real views on the Second Amendment in writing. And are the likely bunch that is responsible for electing current House leadership.

Kermit Brown and Rosie Berger have repeatedly refused to answer WyGO’s surveys as well.

All of this is the same kind of action you see in Washington DC, the good old boys are in control!

Like you, we’re mad as hell and were not to take it anymore!

Please share this e-mail with as many people as you can, because in the coming days WyGO is going to be calling for action!

Please consider becoming a financial supporter of Wyoming Gun Owners, the only organization working at this level to expose the corrupt anti-gun politicians.

Be watching for my coming eAlerts, and if you haven’t done so already, join with over 16,000 WyGO supporters and followers on our Facebook page.

For Liberty,

   Anthony Bouchard
Executive Director
Wyoming Gun Owners

Dead Ducks and slimeballs

November 17, 2014

Harry Reid to Take One Last Shot at the Second Amendment in the Lame Duck Session

There’s a reason why we at GOA call the post-election period of Congress the “slime duck” session.

Harry Reid and his minions now will try to shove down our throats all of the anti-gun legislation and nominees they were afraid to reveal before the elections — when voters still had the option to punish them by throwing them out of office.

As it turns out, gun owners in most states knew exactly what Reid had in mind when they went to the polis on November 4.  And, as a result, anti-gun hypocrites like Arkansas’ Mark Pryor, Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu, North Carolina’s Kay Hagan, Alaska’s Mark Begich, and Colorado’s Mark Udall are pretty much “dead ducks.”

The question is: Will these anti-gun liars be given the power to make virtually all budgetary gun decisions on the giant government-funding bill (the “continuing resolution” or “CR”)?

And will they get to shove through an anti-gun successor to Attorney General Eric Holder in December under Harry Reid’s “nuclear option” fraud rules … where the discredited and repudiated Democratic anti-gun “slime ducks” will make the decision … and where Harry Reid won’t need a single Republican vote?

On the “CR” issue, government funding is set to expire on December 11, so a new bill will be necessary.

But Congress has a choice of whether to fund it for almost an entire year — or to kick it over to February or March, when the newly elected pro-gun senators will have an opportunity to have some say in a giant bill which makes virtually all policy decisions for the government.

For instance, the “CR” will decide whether or not the Schumer amendment prohibiting relief from disabilities will be renewed. It will decide whether to defund the shotgun import ban, the ammunition import ban, the illegal multiple sale reporting requirements, the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty, and Operation Choke Point.

We would much rather have incoming Iowa Senator Joni Ernst make these decisions than her anti-gun predecessor, Tom Harkin.

One more thing: About April 15, millions of Americans will realize (perhaps for the first time) that they have been assessed a fine of hundreds of dollars for not complying with the anti-gun ObamaCare law.

Gun owners despise this law because of concerns that a national health database could be used by federal bureaucrats to disarm law-abiding Americans, in the same way that more than 175,000 military veterans have already been disarmed.

But this April 15 will hit millions of additional Americans in the pocketbook.  At that time, Republicans will want a legislative vehicle (such as a “CR”) to block IRS enforcement of this wildly unpopular mandate. But, if Congress gives Obama a carte blanche through September 30, this will not be an option.

Before the new Congress is sworn in — this coming January — the Republicans are still in the minority in Harry Reid’s Senate.  Thus, the most effective course of action would be to convince House members — and especially Speaker John Boehner — to refuse making any long-term deals on the CR.

This will give the new, pro-gun members of Congress who arrive in January a stronger hand in using the CR to protect gun rights.

ACTION: Recognizing that a lot of gun policy is “hidden” in the Continuing Resolution, urge your Representatives to OPPOSE any long-term CR.  Insist that any CR they agree to in December must expire (or be reconsidered) before April of next year.

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A LONG WAY OFF.  You might remember that GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt made a cameo appearance in a movie this year.  A Long Way Off is a 21st century version of the Prodigal Son — a movie that won the Best Picture award at the 2014 International Christian Film Festival.  While the movie ran in theaters this past summer, the DVD is now available at Wal-Mart, Target and mainstream bookstores nationwide.  Look for the DVD at these retail outlets, or order your own copy online.

 

WYOMING FREEDOM ALERT! More fakery by the forces of despotisim!

September 29, 2014
The establishment is now plotting a scheme to force Wyoming Gun Owners to disclose its members publicly.

They now want to conveniently punish all “non-offending” groups because of the actions of a slimy shadowy group that spent thousands of dollars to make sure “the Anti-Gun” politicians were elected to office, as well as an all out attempt — to remove two Pro-Gun Champions, Representative(s) Allen Jaggi and Kendell Kroeker from office.

This “fake” group calling themselves the Wyoming Freedom Riders was formed in June of this year.

Revealing the posers they really are, they covertly used a provision under Wyoming law to secretly register their group using a paid organizer — thereby skirting accountability.

Nobody knows who the Wyoming Freedom Riders are, or where their money is coming from.

It may have even come from Bloomberg himself —  flooding several district with bogus mailings.

And we have confirmed that Gun-Grabber Senator John Hastert (D-Green River), also the President of the Anti-Gun AFL-CIO, recruited  a so-called “Republican” to run against Pro-Gun Representative Allen Jaggi.

And of course, there is Absolutely No Outcry from the establishment on this: The fact that Rep Jaggi’s district was the first blanketed with outlandish tales of how bad Wyoming’s Pro-Gun Champion was for Wyoming.

The AFL-CIO is well known for these kind of campaign tactics, so Hastert’s actions should’t be accepted as some kind of coincidence.

It has been estimated that the Shadowy Group spent $30,000 or more in the recent primary elections.

And they may be doing it all over again during the coming general elections in November.

So the picture is clear, it is an — establishment politician nonprofit  – coordinating with the same bad politicians during the elections.

And to make certain their operation remained covert — the fake group’s mailings were “sent in” by no other than an out-of-state mail-house.

These were professional , oversize, full-color printings — the kind you usually see in big campaigns where lots of money is being dropped.

All by a non-profit that was secretly organized, and had absolutely NO public fund-raising.

Is it starting to smell fishy yet?

And to divert the attention away from the establishment hacks, they will run a “False Flag” to — turn their follies around — for their own selfish cause.

Instead of requiring the “shadowing group” to come clean, they have other political aspirations

As I am writing this, Capitol insiders tell me that now a number of politicians (who don’t vote with us anyway) want to pass legislation that would force all nonprofits, including Wyoming Gun Owners, to disclose all of its members.

How convenient! This is identical to Obama’s IRS puppet — forcing conservative non-profits to disclose their membership!

The gun grabbing politicians simply want their cake, and they want to eat it too.

WyGO will be on the front lines defending our members from this gun-owner registration scheme.

Even if it comes to reorganizing WyGO in a private-business model.

As soon as I have all the bad guys in the line-up, you’ll be the first to know.

And now with the larger, well known, National Gun Organization actually endorsing the same candidates that the fake group was supporting — it’s so telling of just how serious this problem has become in Wyoming.

Wyoming politics has been forever changed for the worse.

And that’s why we’re taking this fight so seriously.

These are similar tactics used to take over states like Colorado.

We must STAND in their way!

Our long-term plan is to meet them head-on.

I can’t give you the details right now, and quite frankly,  I don’t want the bad actors to know what we’re doing.

So for now, I need your help in getting the word out, so please share this e-mail with all of your pro-gun family and friends in Wyoming.

If you’re on Facebook, please join over 15,000 folks who have already “liked” Wyoming Gun Owners Fan Page.

And if you haven’t done so already, please consider becoming a financial supporter of Wyoming Gun Owners today, by donating $100, $75, $50 or whatever you can afford.

Thank you in advance.

    To Liberty,

    Anthony Bouchard

Executive Director
Wyoming Gun Owners

When you have nothing substantive play the race card first! Obama’s new gun control twist

September 18, 2014

Gun control has been a highly debated issue for decades now, and it’s heating up again. Apparently the Obama administration is going to add racial profiling to the list of issues.

New gun buyers are now being forced to declare their race and ethnicity upon purchase. This doesn’t appear innocent from any perspective. Does it mean that there will be statistics being created behind White House doors to prove which ethnicity buys more guns?

The only way this could become a positive is if a majority of new buyers turn out to simply use them for sport in firing ranges or something equally legal. Almost any other result could end up with the U.S. government claiming that a certain “race” is buying guns for drug trafficking, gang wars, border backlash, or terrorist means.

This could lead to yet another new low in the Obama approval ratings, since it was a highly supported theory that Barack Obama was elected under a strong “minority” vote. Now it looks like gun control racism may be what turns the tide, enraging the masses who voted for him to demand we impeach Obama.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives amended Form 4473 to include an additional area where you must check off whether you are Indian, Asian, black, Pacific Islander or white. This is after checking a box as to whether you are Hispanic or Latino. Failure to check one of those boxes is now a violation capable of forcing a business to shut down.

This new law has little to do with reducing the amount of gun related crimes, and more to do with basic racism. Why does it matter what your ethnicity is when you’re buying a firearm?

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California: The Stealth War Expands: Live Free or Die!

August 11, 2014

From the very beginning the “Stealth War” has been a broad-based endeavor designed to restore the Constitution to its rightful place as the final rule of law in America. Gun rights have been at the forefront of this war due to the accelerated effort of gun control advocates to take firearms out of the hands of ordinary citizens. But the War is much broader than that. Patriots are fighting for their very lives in an effort to save all of the individual rights protected by the Constitution.

Thus, the Stealth War is about much more than gun rights. It is about free speech, free religious expression, a free press, and the freedom of citizens to assemble with fellow citizens, particularly as it relates to banding together to protest the actions of a rogue federal government. Similarly, another front of this war is the restoration of the necessity of law enforcement to obtain warrants before bursting through the doors of citizens in the middle of the night with their guns drawn. This government has sought to throw out the necessity of warrants. They don’t even think that you must be suspected of committing crimes. Thus, Constitutional rights have been trampled upon in a variety of areas. The Stealth War seeks to restore them all.

And this brings us to yet a new front in this endeavor of patriots to insure that government obeys the law and protects the rights of citizens. The issue here is ammunition. In places such as California, efforts are underway by Democrats, “progressives,” and other totalitarians to restrict the ability of citizens to purchase ammunition. This comes on the heels of their announced intention of restricting the gun rights of citizens. When the progressive leviathans became convinced that gun bans would not work due to massive civil disobedience, they set their sights on the ammunition that is needed to exercise gun rights.

California, thus, is taking direct aim at ammo. The collectivists who run the state now wish to force citizens to get a permit to buy ammunition. If for any reason the state decides you are not worthy of having the freedom to buy bullets, then you are prevented from exercising your Second Amendment rights, no matter how many guns you own.

Perhaps the California collectivists have not heard that patriots can make their own ammunition. If ammo is banned, or if government makes it nearly impossible to purchase ammo, citizens in the liberty movement will make their own ammo on a widespread basis. Many have been doing this for several years now in anticipation of the worst case scenario in which government outlaws the right of citizens to buy ammo. As with the guns themselves, enough Americans can make their own ammo that their activity in this regard will create the largest black market in the history of the world. Americans have demonstrated in the past that they will disobey any law that encroaches on their Constitutional rights by taking it underground. Reference the era of Prohibition. Despite the government’s laws, citizens found a thousand and one ways to make, transport, sell, and buy alcohol.

The bottom line is that citizens are poised and ready to make their own guns and ammunition. No law will stop us. Why? Because any such law is illegal in a free society. We have no intention of obeying illegal laws.

And if for some reason it becomes impossible for citizens in certain states to engage in these activities, smuggling will be used to make sure they get the guns and ammo they need. Smuggling has already occurred in states that have recently passed restrictive gun control laws as an overreaction to the Sandy Hook shooting. Patriots can easily smuggle ammunition into states where collectivist leviathans have made it hard on liberty oriented citizens. If the states continue to encroach on these liberties, the smuggling will only become more widespread and intensified.

Obama and the Democrats who enable him have already shown that they have no hesitation to disregard the law and trash the Constitution in order to advance their illegal agenda. Regardless of the midterm elections this year, the most dangerous president in U.S. history still has two more years in office. Thus, citizens must get set to kick up the Stealth War into high gear if necessary. And the necessity of doing so grows by the day.

You may also be interested in the following:

My personal blog, The Liberty Sphere.

My popular series titled, Musings After Midnight.

My ministry site, Martin Christian Ministries.

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Once Again, Gun Owners Like You Vanquish Reid and Obama

July 11, 2014
Gun Owners of America

Once Again, Gun Owners Like You Vanquish Reid and Obama – Kudos go to Senators Paul, Cruz, Lee and Cornyn
“Gun Owners of America [has] blasted the bill as a ‘fake pro-gun bill designed to re-elect endangered anti-gun [Senators] up in 2014 in pro-gun states.’” — Roll Call, July 9, 2014

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Earlier today, the “Harry Reid Preservation Act,” S. 2363, went down to defeat, as pro-gun Senators successfully filibustered the bill by a vote of 56-41.  

In a last minute letter to Capitol Hill today, Gun Owners of America told Senators that a vote to end the filibuster “will be viewed as a vote AGAINST veterans … AGAINST concealed carry reciprocity … and AGAINST preserving the gun industry.”

GOA also warned Senators that a vote in favor of S. 2363 would be scored in our end-of-year rating.

As you know, S. 2363 was a “nothing-burger bill” which existed solely to elect anti-gun Democrats in Red States. This includes Senators like sponsor Kay Hagan (D-NC) — plus cosponsors such as Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Al Franken (D-MN) and Mark Warner (D-VA).

All these Senators are rated as D’s or F’s by Gun Owners of America.

S. 2363 would have allowed hunting on federal lands — unless Barack Obama determined that guns were dangerous. How likely do you think that is?

It would have allowed importation of polar bear parts.  Okay, that’s fine, in and of itself.  But that’s hardly a fair trade for passing a bill that will help reelect anti-gun Senators like Hagan, Begich, Pryor, Landrieu (and others) — Senators who will vote to confirm Obama’s anti-gun Supreme Court justices, thus overturning the Heller and McDonald decisions.

Thankfully, your help in asking Senators to offer truly pro-gun amendments paid dividends — and got noticed by the media. Said one media outlet on Monday:

“Gun Owners of America is urging its members to urge their senators to oppose the Sportsmen’s Act unless Reid allows [Ted] Cruz, [Mike] Lee, and [Rand] Paul the opportunity to offer meaningful, pro-gun amendments.”

These Senators, in addition to John Cornyn (R-TX) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), did a yeomen’s job in fighting to get genuinely pro-gun amendments offered to the bill. These included national concealed carry reciprocity, gun rights for 175,000 military veterans, and a shut-down of Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point.

But Reid employed a bully-tactic to block all Republican amendments. It consisted of “treeing” the bill and then invoking “cloture” to make the amendments out of order.

Thus, the 41 anti-gun votes IN FAVOR of invoking cloture — thus ending the filibuster — were votes against veterans, reciprocity and gun dealers.

Fortunately, our strategy worked. Enough Republicans were outraged by Reid’s underhanded tricks they easily sustained a filibuster, thus killing the bill.  

Consider how significant your grassroots efforts were. All 26 Republicans who cosponsored the bill ended up listening to your collective voice and voted to filibuster — aka, kill — the bill.  They were joined by a handful of anti-gun Democrats who felt the bill didn’t have enough gun control.

So congratulations! And great work! Your activism is a tremendous asset to our efforts in protecting our gun rights. 

ACTION:  Contact your Senators. Thank them if they voted to support the filibuster on S. 2363. But rebuke them if they supported Harry Reid’s efforts shut off all debate on good, pro-gun amendments.  

NOTE:  If you click here and use the GOA Engage site, the correct letter will automatically be chosen.

Round One of the Fight over S. 2363 — the Harry Reid Preservation Act

July 8, 2014

The Senate floor battle has now opened on the fake “pro-gun” bill designed to reelect endangered anti-gun Democrats up in 2014 in pro-gun states.

That bill is S. 2363, sponsored by anti-gun crazy Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), with the chief cosponsors being endangered anti-gunners who are Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Al Franken (D-MN).

By now, even the dumbest Senators realize that this “sportmen’s” bill is nothing but a political ploy to keep Harry Reid (D-NV) and Obama’s cronies in power in the Senate. An article in The Hill newspaper made this clear yesterday:

“The legislation is meant to help several red-state Democrats in tough reelection races this year. Co-sponsors include four other Dems who, like Hagan, are facing difficult reelection races this year: Sens. Mark Pryor (Ark.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Mary Landrieu (La.) and Mark Udall (Colo.).”

The Senate yesterday overcame the first hurdle in moving to consider the bill. But thankfully, there are several Senators who wanted to offer good, pro-gun amendments to the bill.

Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) are all heeding GOA’s call to threaten dozens of tough pro-gun amendments to the bill.

Senator Cornyn is prepared to offer a GOA-supported amendment to allow national concealed carry reciprocity.

Senator Wicker has told us he wants to allow guns on the Army Corps of Engineers’ land.

Senator Lee has told GOA he wants to change the Senate rules to prohibit any anti-gun amendments in the Senate.

And Senators Cruz and Paul have “tons of amendments,” including reciprocity, a restoration of gun rights for 175,000 veterans, and a shutdown of Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point program (that is designed to close gun stores by cutting off their credit).

This is exactly what GOA (and you, our activists) have been encouraging pro-gun Senators to do over the past week. But we believe that Reid will now “tree” the bill — a process used to block any amendments from being offered.

And we believe that, when they are shut out of offering amendments, many (if not all) Republicans will vote against cloture on the bill.

So ultimately, we still stand a good chance of success. Thank you all for your activism!

ACTION: Contact your Senators and urge them to vote for the Cornyn, Paul, Cruz, Wicker, and Lee amendments. And, if Harry Reid tries to shut out amendments, ask them to oppose cloture on the bill.

 

The Sportsmen’s Act: Yet another sham…

July 2, 2014

Once again, anti-gun Senators like Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mark Begich (D-AK), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Mark Pryor (D-AR) are trying to trick gun owners into supporting them in their upcoming tough races for reelection in pro-gun states. 

At the core of their slimy scheme is a do-nothing bill being pushed as the Sportsmen’s Act (S. 2363).  North Carolina’s Kay Hagan, who voted FOR the universal gun registry bill, is the chief sponsor. 

Other chief cosponsors are Mary Landrieu (who also voted for universal gun registration) and Mark Begich and Mark Pryor (who, according to Harry Reid’s staff, would have cast the deciding votes for that universal gun registry bill, had their votes been needed).  It’s also cosponsored by anti-gun leader Joe Manchin (D-WV). 

The Sportsmen’s Act is, substantively, largely a “nothing-burger.”  People could hunt on federal lands — unless Obama didn’t want them to.  Dedicated funds (from the Pittman-Robertson tax) could be used for ranges — but don’t have to be, and probably wouldn’t be. 

Moreover, Section 107(b)(4)(B) of the bill says that the BLM or Forest Service can close down federal public lands that can be used for hunting and recreational purposes for a host of reasons, including “public safety.”  Anyone want to bet that these agencies won’t find reasons to do so?

But the bill’s not about substance.  It’s about reelecting its anti-gun sponsors — virtually all of them red-state Democrats who face tough reelection battles in pro-gun states.  This, incidentally, is the same bill that was used to reelect Montana’s Jon Tester (D).  And, although he pretended to be “pro-gun” before the election, after the election, Tester was the Second Amendment’s worst enemy.

The good news is this:  Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) are prepared to offer genuine pro-gun amendments to this bill — like defunding Operation Choke Point and more. 

But here’s the problem:  Anti-gun Senator Harry Reid will try to use a procedural tactic called an “amendment tree” to block Lee, Paul, and Cruz from offering any pro-gun amendments. 

These pro-gun Senators want to offer good amendments like concealed carry reciprocity, but that won’t be possible if Harry Reid blocks their ability to offer pro-gun amendments with an “amendment tree.”

And the reason is clear:  Genuine pro-gun amendments would put anti-gun senators like Hagan, Pryor, Landrieu, and Begich on the spot.  It would reveal that their sponsorship of this “nothing-burger” bill doesn’t mean that they are “pro-gun,” but rather that they are anti-gun frauds. 

But in order to retain Paul, Lee, and Cruz’ right to offer pro-gun amendments, Republicans will have to block Reid’s efforts to shut down their filibuster of the bill and the motion to proceed to it — until Reid commits to dismantle his “amendment tree” and allow them to offer their amendments. 

In other words, we need to say to Reid:  No pro-gun amendments = no fake bill.       

ACTION:  Urge your Senators to oppose Harry Reid’s cheat scheme in pushing the Sportsmen’s Act (S. 2363), which is nothing more than a do-nothing, reelection bill for Harry Reid’s cronies.  Tell your Senators to oppose the bill unless Reid allows pro-gun amendments to be offered.

 

The NRA isn’t listening and continues to push the so-called Fix NICS agenda in Wyoming!

June 24, 2014
Even though you have voiced your concerns about data sharing and said NO to the expansion of the federal background checks in Wyoming…

Even though the recent Judiciary committee heard you ‘loud and clear’ when they shut down the background check expansion legislation in May.

The NRA isn’t listening and continues to push the so-called Fix NICS agenda in Wyoming!

The 2014 NRA candidate survey is so telling of their real intentions:

The fact that this question is on their survey means that they will be pushing this agenda again — and if he’s re-elected, use their own NRA “A” rated Senator Fred Emerich, who BTW voted NO on pro-gun legislation SF-104 in 2011.

Because when it comes to the background check expansion scheme, Anti-Gun Senator Emerich is their boy!

You can bet he earns another “A” rating for it too.

This agenda to expand NICS is also being spearheaded by former NY Mayor Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun organization, touted as Fatal Gaps.

Sadly this is happening on the heels of Obama’s 11 signed Executive Orders to change — background checks, health-care privacy regulations and gun owner data sharing — into a keystroke gun registration system.

Obama’s executive order summary:
1. Require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. (Share all data)
2. Address unnecessary legal barriers particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. (Privacy)
3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system. (Bribes to the states)
4. Propose rule-making to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun. (Even on a  simple traffic stop)
5. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers. (Preparing for regulations on private sales)
6. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes. (This information was once private, it will now go on your permanent record)
7. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities. (Doctor patient confidentiality gone)
8. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover. (Details to record gun owners)
9. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within Obamacare exchanges. (More gun owner  regulations underwritten in the details)
10. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations. (etc.)
11. Launch a national dialogue on mental health. (etc.)

By contrast WyGO’s 2014 candidate survey asks these questions relating to Brady and private sales:

The NRA isn’t working for gun owners in Wyoming and instead is using their  $300 million to work for the wrong team!

And the NRA’s actions?

In 2011 when WyGO was on the ground pushing Constitutional Carry at the legislature, the NRA was completly absent from the fight.

In 2012 the NRA actually provided a draft to the Wyoming Security Commission expanding gun free zones in every county building in Wyoming.

In 2014 the NRA didn’t even make a peep on HB-119, legislation that would have repealed gun free zones in Wyoming.

Later in 2014 the NRA flew in field Rep. Dakota Moore to support background check expansion, while WyGO was expending an incredible amount of WyGO member resources in direct mail to kill this dangerous legislation.

The NRA’s record in wyoming shows they have put their money to work just helping Obama’s keystroke registration scheme!

Please contact Wayne LaPierre at (800) 672-3888  and tell him how you feel!

And if you haven’t done so please throw your financial support to Wyoming’s ONLY ‘boots on the ground’ gun rights organization in the state.

    Anthony Bouchard
Executive Director
Wyoming Gun Owners

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June 17, 2014

ssued following this month’s Las Vegas killings, a bulletin leaked from the New York State Intelligence Center has warned state law enforcement against a “recent spike in violence” targeting them, and cites a figure familiar to Gun Rights Examiner readers as a catalyst for inspiring those so inclined.

“Michael Brian Vanderboegh, a longtime militia member and founder of the III Percent Patriot Movement which was supported by Jerad and Amanda Miller, travelled to NYS at least once in 2013 to speak to the Liberty Oath Keepers meeting in Monticello, NY.,” the “official use only” bulletin marked “Not for public or media release” advises. “The III Percent Patriots are a militia group comprised primarily of gun rights extremists who believe in the need to use violence against the government to prevent what they believe to be an impending seizure of all private firearms.

“The name derives from ‘an obscure, and not particularly accurate, Revolutionary War “statistic” that claimed that only 3% of the American population during the Revolutionary War participated as combatants in the war,” it explains. “The Oath Keepers is an organization composed of current and former military and law enforcement personnel who take a pledge to ‘not obey unconstitutional orders such as orders to disarm the American people, to conduct warrantless searches, or to detain Americans as enemy combatants.’

“There have been multiple observed instances of overlapping membership in the Oath Keepers and the III Percent Patriots, and the Oath Keepers’ founder has spoken supportively of the III Percent Patriot Movement,” the section concludes.

Footnotes make it clear the “information” is being sourced from the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, both “progressive” groups vehemently anti-gun, at least the privately-owned kind, and neither shy about portraying their ideological opponents as domestic terrorists. (SPLC’s attacks on Oath Keepers have been documented in this column for years.)

While some are claiming New York is behind the curve because the FBI has distanced itself from SPLC, that may be wishful thinking based on a website modification.

[A] public statement from the FBI and the agency’s own website indicate the removal may mean just that — removal from the site, not a diminishing of the relationship between the two organizations,” a HotAir article cautions. “[T]he spokesperson’s statement indicates the change may just be a public relations move, not a substantive shift in FBI policy.”

Regardless, Vanderboegh decimated the bulletin in his Flag Day Second Amendment Rally speech in Massachusetts on Saturday.

“The Millers are linked to the Bundys — except they’re not,” he said recapping the bulletin after dissecting it for the crowd. “The Millers were supporters of Vanderboegh, the guy who had them ejected from the Bundy security operation — except they weren’t.

“They embraced militia values — except they didn’t, the Three Percent movement is a militia — except it isn’t.” he continued. “And the Three Percent are paranoids for believing that the New York state cops are going to seize semi-auto weapons — except they are.

“Other than that, this is a totally accurate report, Vanderboegh observed. “Does that clear things up for you?

“It’s funny but it’s not,” he cautioned. “This report goes out to police everywhere. Many are going to accept it as gospel. And who do you think they’re going to be reporting? You, with the Oath Keepers tee shirt. You, with the Three Percent patch. You, with the Gadsden flag out in front of your house or the ‘Don’t tread on me’ sticker on your pickup truck. Because everyone now ‘knows’ because of sloppy propaganda like this piece of trash that the Gadsden flag equals Three Percent equals Oath Keeper equals domestic terrorist equals meth-head cop killer.”

That, of course, is the objective, and even clumsier propaganda has been seized on by groups that are desperate for attention and relevance, coming up with stupid slogans like “Let’s tread on them” accompanied by even more stupid graphics.

It’s part of a long-standing and not particularly successful attempt by the “progressives” to chill dissent by making gun owners fear to speak out lest they be tarred with the brush of extremist. Perversely, those who want them to feel that way have been known to come up with extremist advocacy positions like ‘Isn’t it time we started rounding up promoters of hate before they kill?” and “These town hall terrorists could be declared enemy combatants and bundled off to Bagram with the stroke of a pen. If ever there were a reason for suspending civil rights, this is it,” and “Send the guilty monsters directly to Guantanamo Bay for all eternity and let them rot in their own mental squalor.”

As Vanderboegh might say, it’s funny, because of the personal frustrated impotence of the defective cultists doing the demanding, but it’s not, because their voices influence weak minds and embolden politicians, and enable enforcers who then cynically justify terror tactics they’re increasingly confident in using.

“Law enforcement leaders from the Department of Justice, the FBI, the ATF, Chicago police and other regional agencies gathered for a show and tell … of what they believe can be a key tool to reducing gun violence and arresting people who use and sell illegal guns — a group they call ‘three percenters’,” WGN reported.

“The core mission of the Crime Gun Center is to identify these shooters, or these ‘three percenters,’ and the traffickers that sell them guns and get them off our streets,” ATF Special Agent in Charge Carl Vasilko explained.

That’s what ATF has decided to call violent criminals who use guns? Does anyone think the adoption of that name is just a coincidence, coming from the machine Vanderboegh embarrassed with his groundbreaking Operation Fast and Furious revelations and efforts? And curiously, although not surprisingly, its being directed by agents of an administration that is more than happy to befriend extremist “percenters” it approves of.

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