The mayor is at it again ladies and gentlemen. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg the self-admittedly hater of guns or the National Rifle Association (NRA) went a step farther in his displeasure of the 2nd Amendment. In an interview with ABC’s “Nightline” on the 19th of December, saying it’s because of some of the NRA’s actions that the Newtown, Conn. mass shooting occurred.
Mayor Bloomberg said:
“We’re not trying to take away your right to advance the interests of gun owners, hunters, people who want to protect themselves,” Bloomberg said. “But that’s not an absolute right to encourage behavior which causes things like Connecticut. In fact, Connecticut is because of some of their actions.”
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Laser Pointer Attacks Taking Off: Pose Serious Threat to Aviation Security
If you’ve ever thought about pointing a hand-held laser at an aircraft of any kind, think again. It’s highly dangerous and a federal crime.
The number of laser attacks in the U.S. is on the rise. Incidents are projected to reach 3,700 this year—compared to just 283 in 2005. That’s a rise of more than 1,100 percent. And that doesn’t include the thousands of attacks that go unreported every year.
George Johnson, a supervisory federal air marshal who is a liaison officer with the FBI, says the number of attacks is almost reaching an “epidemic level.”
Now check out that Beauty. Sig Sauer New product of 2012 present the P226 MK25. The Sig Sauer P226 is highly used by New York City Police Department Officer and throughout other top Law Enforcement agencies like the DEA and U.S. Marshals. This bad boy is one heck of a combat pistol that takes major beatings and stress tests like its competitive partner the Glock 19. Sig Sauer is known to set the standards when it comes to combat pistols. Mentioning the fact that is the only weapon used by the U.S Navy Seals can pretty much set the bar high on why it respected so well. Its longer barrel than other combat handguns screams for ultimate accuracy and balance when its held. Sig states this is the exact Replica/Model carried by the U.S. Navy Seals Fleet Special Warfare Operators. Lets go over its specifications and features:
The Manufacturer Smith & Wesson did it again everyone with they new "SD" models. SD, Standing for Self Defense, is manufactured and designed for ultimate personal protection and home use. S&W claims Security officers also will have great use of this model. Let's go over eight key features this awesome very "Sigma Series" look-a-like semi-automatic handgun model has to offer.
The NRA has done some great work by repealing the UN's treaty, but this isn't the end of it. I feel so passionate about this that I've dedicated this section to present it to all of you. Please watch the whole series regardless of where you stand politically. Thank you!
Chapter 1: Borderless
It's a deadly turf war: rival Mexican drug cartels battling for control of smuggling routes, power and money. The violence is not just coming here, it is here. Government's first job is to secure the border ... and Barack Obama has failed. Now he's using that failure as an excuse to force more gun control laws on the lawful Arizonans, New Mexicans and Texans his policies abandoned.
Chapter 2: Cartels Next Door
President Barack Obama's failure to defend our border from violent cartel criminals means law-abiding Americans in every state are at risk in their own homes. It's an invisible force — you can't see it, but it's there. It's upon us. Federal agents say the cartels have infiltrated more than 1,000 cities across the country.
Chapter 3: Operation Fast & Furious
BATFE devised a plan to let guns walk across the Mexico border, track them and then take down a major drug cartel — but keep it all a secret from the Mexican government. It was a deadly strategy that was doomed to fail from the start. Every freedom-loving American ought to be personally offended that no one in the Obama administration has been held accountable for this criminal operation.
Chapter 4: U.N. Arms Trade Treaty
The United Nations feels more empowered than ever to get its Global Arms Trade Treaty passed, now that President Barack Obama has dramatically reversed U.S. policy and signed on as a partner. Absolutely no one is safe from the U.N. and the world's most brutal regimes want nothing more than to rip American freedom apart ... with Obama as their willing accomplice.
Chapter 5: A Defenseless Population
Unlike the rest of the world — when government fails, when an out-of-control riot burns our cities, when cartels stand at our doorstep — we Americans are still masters of our own fate. Our Second Amendment makes us safer, and it makes us stronger. It defines who we are as Americans. But Barack Obama is actively dismantling that freedom ... and transforming our nation.
Obama Shows His True Position on Guns
NRA has reported for the past four years about Barack Obama's long anti-gun record.
He tries to convince gun owners that he is not anti-gun, even as his administration has taken numerous actions that attack gun owners' rights, such as imposing multiple sales reporting requirements on some long guns, and protecting Eric Holder from cooperating with the "Fast & Furious" investigation.
But on July 25th, in a speech to the Urban League, Obama showed his real beliefs, when he once again endorsed a ban on semi-auto firearms.
Yesterday the New York Assembly passed by a 85 to 60 vote Assembly Bill 1157B, microstamping legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Michelle Schimel (D-16). The Assembly has passed this ill-conceived legislation during each of the last five legislative sessions, despite evidence that this bill does nothing to prevent or solve violent crime. Microstamping is easily circumvented and relies on the false premise that crimes are committed with legally-registered firearms.
This session, New York finally eliminated its costly and ineffective CoBis system – the state ballistic imaging database. That expensive program tapped taxpayers $4 million annually for roughly a decade without solving a single crime. Yesterday, the anti-gun majority in the New York Assembly demonstrated that they learned nothing from that failed experiment. No other state has imposed microstamping, and yet, anti-gun lawmakers in Albany are determined to foist this bad bill onto New Yorkers despite numerous warnings that it would have damaging consequences for law-abiding gun owners.
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled this week that it is unconstitutional for Chicago to treat people with non-violent misdemeanor convictions the same as convicted felons. The NRA-supported case, Gowder v. Chicago, involves plaintiff Shawn Gowder, who was convicted as a first-time offender for mere possession of a firearm in violation of Illinois law in 1995. His misdemeanor record did not block him from getting a state Firearm Owner's Identification card, so he could still legally possess a gun in Illinois.
Nonetheless, when Mr. Gowder, who lives in a high crime area of Chicago, began the process to legally acquire a handgun to keep in his home for self-defense (a process required following the McDonald decision), the Chicago police denied his application. Mr. Gowder sued the city, maintaining that Chicago's law banning non-violent misdemeanants from possessing guns in their homes for self-defense is unconstitutionally vague, and that it violates the Second Amendment.
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations approved, by a vote of 30-19, an amendment offered by Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), to prohibit the use of federal funds to carry out the BATFE's requirement that firearm dealers in the four southwestern border states file "multiple sales" reports on individuals who buy more than one detachable-magazine semi-automatic rifle of greater than .22 caliber in a five-day period.
The NRA and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are challenging the reporting requirement in federal court, arguing that this "demand letter" program is illegal because Congress has specifically required multiple sales reports only on handguns, implicitly exempting other firearms from the requirement. And as Rep. Rehberg said after the committee's vote, if the BATFE's scheme is allowed to continue, it "could be expanded to other states using the same obscure regulatory process used to create the rule."
Anti-gunners in New York are back again this year with the same failed microstamping scheme that has been defeated in previous sessions. The New York Senate Codes Committee is scheduled to consider S675B on Tuesday, March 13, and it is imperative that gun owners in New York make their voices heard now.
The New York Senate Codes Committee was scheduled to consider Senate Bill 675B, microstamping legislation, but this bill was moved to the Senate Rules Committee. A hearing date has not yet been scheduled in that new committee.
Introduced by state Senator José Peralta (D-13), S675B would require all semi-automatic pistols delivered to any licensed firearms dealer in New York to mechanically stamp an alpha-numeric or geometric code on the cartridge case, which would be used to identify the make, model and serial number of the gun. This unproven technology is easily defeated by criminals and would only add to the cost of firearms. Gun control advocates understand that this is a backdoor attack on the Second Amendment by forcing manufacturers out of the state and driving up the cost of firearms for New Yorkers. It would have terrible repercussions for the state's economy, as manufacturers would likely pack up and leave the Empire State, taking valuable jobs with them.
From the first moment that the American people became aware that senior BATFE officials ordered agents in the field to allow guns sold in the U.S. to be smuggled on an all-but-certain path to Mexico’s vicious drug cartels, many of us have wondered “why.” What possible legitimate purpose could be fulfilled by allowing a large number of guns—over 2,000, by some estimates—to disappear across our southwestern border without the Mexican government’s knowledge?
There has been only one logical answer possible. Someone within the BATFE or higher in the Department of Justice wanted the smuggled guns to be recovered at crime scenes in Mexico, and traced to sources within the U.S., so that the Obama Administration could claim a need for one or another gun control measure being pushed by anti-gun groups. Someone who values gun control more than the lives of innocent people killed by cartel operatives armed with the BATFE’s “walked” guns. Someone who believes, as one BATFE official put it, that “to make an omelet, you have to break some eggs.”
Last week, Mexican President Felipe Calderon unveiled a “billboard” near the U.S. border made of crushed firearms formed into the words, "No More Weapons!"The Mexican government (aided by American media) has consistently claimed that their country’s crime problems are due, in large part, to the flow of firearms into Mexico from the U.S.
This sentiment has been bolstered by the Obama administration through U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, his Department of Justice, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives now-infamous “Fast and Furious” gunrunning operation.
BATFE officials who supervised the operation out of Phoenix claimed as early as 2008 that 90 percent of the guns seized in Mexico came from the U.S.Of course, it has now been shown that many of Mexico’s traced firearms originate in Central America and other countries. In other words, the “90 percent” statistic was widely reported, but was obviously inflated, and BATFE officials have themselves refuted those numbers.
On Thursday, February 2, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding his role in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' gun running operation known as “Fast and Furious.”
During the hearing, Holder continued to deny any foreknowledge of the botched operation. Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House committee, led the charge in questioning Holder on his involvement and knowledge. When Issa asked Holder if he had been briefed on the wiretaps presented in this case, Holder responded, "These wiretaps are very voluminous, read well kinds of things. I have not read them."