Nation needs right-to-carry reciprocity

Nation needs right-to-carry reciprocity – As elected officials in Congress, we take seriously our oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the liberties and rights afforded to American citizens. This includes the Second Amendment, and we believe the bureaucratic, piecemeal right-to-carry reciprocity system in our nation threatens the ability of law-abiding American citizens to exercise this vital constitutional right.  The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, H.R. 822, provides a bipartisan, common-sense solution to this problematic system. We are proud to be sponsors of this legislation, which has overwhelming support in the House, with 245 bipartisan co-sponsors and counting. The intent of our bill is simple: If you can legally carry a concealed weapon in one state, you can legally carry a concealed weapon in all... read more

H.R. 822 — National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act — Heading to House Floor; Contact your Representative Now!

H.R. 822 — National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act — Heading to House Floor; Contact your Representative Now! – As we’ve been reporting week in and week out, H.R. 822 — the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011” is very good legislation for gun owners. The time is past due to dispel the alarmist rhetoric about the bill, and to set the record straight. Most of the misguided, unfounded, and incorrect characterizations circulating lately regarding H.R. 822 have come from the anti-gun groups and media. However, a small number of vocal and supposedly “pro-gun” groups continue to report falsehoods, despite clear evidence to refute their assertions. Though they claim to be on the side of America’s gun owners and the Second Amendment, their stance on this measure proves otherwise.... read more

Sen. Lautenberg, Rep. McCarthy Urge Pres. Obama to Issue Veto Threat of Bill that Would Invalidate Concealed Carry Gun Laws

Sen. Lautenberg, Rep. McCarthy Urge Pres. Obama to Issue Veto Threat of Bill that Would Invalidate Concealed Carry Gun Laws – U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY-4) have called on President Barack Obama to issue a veto threat of legislation that was approved in the House Judiciary Committee that would allow gun owners to carry a concealed firearm across state lines even if they weren’t issued a permit by that state.  The legislation (H.R. 822) is expected to be considered for a full vote in the House of Representatives next... read more

Zombies For Gun Control

Zombies For Gun Control – Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a gun-control coalition founded by Michael Bloomberg and Thomas Menino, the mayors of New York and Boston, respectively.  Bloomberg is an Independent who used to be a Republican, and Menino is a Democrat, but they share similar nanny-state proclivities.  For example, back in April, Menino banned soft drinks, sports drinks, and sweetened iced tea from city property, ostensibly to combat rising obesity rates … Not only does this group include celebrity mayors, it also enjoys strong support from the Undead-American community... read more

No Fireworks but Some Contentiousness as Atty. Gen. Holder Defends Himself in Senate Hearing

No Fireworks but Some Contentiousness as Atty. Gen. Holder Defends Himself in Senate Hearing – There were some moments of contentiousness,  but it was still far short of the big fireworks that were expected when Atty. Gen. Eric Holder Jr. appeared before the Senate Judiciary at the Dirksen Office Building on the Hill to talk about ATF’s controversial Operation Fast and Furious — a program that encouraged Arizona gun dealers to sell to straw purchaser, with hopes of tracing the weapons to the Mexican cartels.  In other words, Holder took a few jab here and there, but didn’t walk away... read more

Obituaries – Charles D. Poles, Jr.

Obituaries – Charles D. Poles, Jr. – Charles D. Poles Jr. Formerly of Rochester, New York, Charles Poles was born on 07/16/1949 and passed away 10/08/2011. He was a graduate of Monroe High School and had attended Colgate University. Only child of Charles D. Poles Sr., and Jean Poles. His Aunt Marilyn Powers and Uncle Grenard Poles and many cousins survive him. He is also survived by many close friends and associates that he made over the years in his various endeavors, through his enthusiastic and outgoing personality. Charles was a former CE, Quality Auditor, COS Project Manager and served on the Helpdesk with IBM Corporation. He was a pipe and cigar aficionado, and managed both Briar Route Tobacco, and O’Leary’s Smoke Shop. He educated many through his knowledge and love of these topics. He had great enthusiasm for music, art, and photography and loved dogs, especially his Tarna. Charlie was an NRA Benefactor Member, and a Life member of Dutchess County Pistol Association. He was an NRA certified Pistol Safety Instructor and Coach who taught and assisted many individuals in the safe and proper use of firearms. He was passionate about his interest in the shooting sports. He served as Hudson Valley Regional Director for the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, and was recognized as a 20 year volunteer for the NRA National Pistol Championships at Camp Perry Ohio, where he was a Chief Range Officer. He was a member of the Mid-Hudson Friends of NRA committee, where he assisted the committee in its efforts to help the shooting sports and many firearms safety programs. There... read more

Gun control widely disfavored in recent poll

Gun control widely disfavored in recent poll – f anyone in the Obama campaign is considering using gun control as an issue in next year’s campaign, the Republican Party should encourage them with a sizable donation. The latest national-issues poll from the Gallup organization confirms what Barack Obama’s two unsuccessful predecessors found out the hard way — a strong majority of American voters do not favor gun control and will prove it with their votes.  The Gallup survey reflects not a sudden spike in support for firearms rights, but rather the culmination of a generational effort by the National Rifle Association and other organizations to reacquaint Americans with the... read more

NYC’s Bloomberg Gives $25K To Kennedy Campaign

NYC’s Bloomberg Gives $25K To Kennedy Campaign – Democratic mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy is getting a financial boost from a somewhat unlikely source — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  The high-profile Independent mayor contributed $25,000 to Kennedy’s campaign to oust incumbent Republican Mayor Greg... read more

NRA president: Eric Holder must resign now

NRA president: Eric Holder must resign now – National Rifle Association President David Keene told The Daily Caller on Thursday that he and the NRA think Attorney General Eric Holder should resign immediately. Keene joins 34 members of Congress calling for Holder’s immediate... read more

US Attorney General to Face Lawmakers on Gun Sting

US Attorney General to Face Lawmakers on Gun Sting – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will testify in December to a congressional panel about a botched operation to track guns smuggled from the United States to Mexican drug cartels, officials said Friday. Holder has agreed go before the House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 8 which could lead to a fierce volley of accusations by congressional Republicans who have harshly questioned what the attorney general knew and when. The debacle stemmed from an attempt to crack down on guns being smuggled to the violent drug cartels in Mexico, but agents failed to track the guns after their initial... read more
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