Okay people – buckle up! It looks like the Dems have now decided that since they can’t ban your guns – they will go around the Second Amendment and make it impossible for you to actually use your gun!
First up – h/t to Becky Blanton for this one – The next assault on your rights is called The Ammunition Accountablity Act. The purpose of this bill is to make it impossible for you to buy ammunition for your guns. It seeks to have all ammunition encoded for the purpose of keeping track of sales of all ammunition. This way they can keep track of what type of ammunition (caliber) and the amount.
- Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 unless the ammunition has been encoded
- If you own any un-encoded ammunition – you will have to destroy that by July 1, 2011 otherwise it becomes a Federal offense to own un-encoded ammunition. This also includes hand-loaded ammunition for those of you that like to make your own.
- And – lastly – it includes a $0.05 tax per round – not per box – per round.
Next up – H.R. 45 – This is legislation that was introduced by Bobby Rush – Congressman from Illinois – you know this guy – he’s the ex-con Black Panther that said the vacated Obama seat has to go to an African American – yes – that racist asshole. Ironic that he would introduce anti-gun legislation considering he lived by the gun as a criminal gangsta.
The most disconcerting part of this bill is that it would require you to turn over your medical records to be able to purchase a gun. Here’s what’s in that bill – h/t to Stop The ACLU for pulling it together:
- Section 102 (a) (1) a current, passport-sized photograph of the applicant that provides a clear, accurate likeness of the applicant;
- Section 102 (a) (8) an authorization by the applicant to release to the Attorney General or an authorized representative of the Attorney General any mental health records pertaining to the applicant; (that sounds rather intrusive)
- Section 103 (c) looks to be creating a federal firearms card, with your picture and information. This from the Party that goes ballistic over a national ID card.
- Section 104 makes it seem as if all renewals go through the AG of the USA. Does this mean that I have to go to a Federal office to reapply, rather then the Wake Country Sheriff’s office?
Notice how all of this goes through the Attorney General of the USA – you know – that other racist anti-gun Eric Holder. What do you think the chances are that anyone would be able to purchase a gun while he’s the AG and has total control over the process?
And – some related stories from Texas Fred that will just make your head explode!
As drug violence escalates, Americans in Mexico warned – or as Fred puts it – AG Eric Holder uses LIES in effort to reinstate automatic weapons ban.
Mexico AG: 1,000 killed in drug violence so far in ’09 - the implication here is that Mexico is now blaming the U.S. for supplying guns to the Cartels. Do you think he and Eric Holder have been talking to each other?
and – when you’re done here – go check out The Liberty Sphere Second Amendment Round-up. A lot more examples of other bloggers out there posting up various stories related to this assault on the Second Amendment. Make sure you have plenty of duct tape available.
From Texas Fred’s – Iraq-bound guards penalized for breaking apartment lease.
MCKINNEY – A North Texas couple is getting ready for their second deployment overseas.
They’re leaving to serve their country but instead they’ve been served with fees from their landlord.
“It’s a job, we have to do it,” said Chris Horvath.
But they’re leaving with added stress, since they’ve been in a fight with their apartment complex – McKinney’s El Lago development.
The couple, both of whom are sergeants in the Texas National Guard, are soon headed to Iraq.
Full Story Here:
Iraq-bound guards penalized for breaking apartment lease
Go check out the rest over at Fred’s place. He has names, addresses, and phone numbers of the apartment complex and owners as well as more on this story. This is an absolute disgrace that anybody in their right mind would do this to any member of our armed forces deploying to a war zone. Go to Fred’s and show your support – and post this story on your blog to get the word out.
If you are a friend and support of Senator John Cornyn..this is some good news regarding his competition! I received this e-mail from TexasFred over at TexasFred.net
I received this from Vincent Harris @ Texans for Senator John Cornyn and he asked me to re-post it on my blog, if you’re a Texas blogger and support Sen. John Cornyn, I am asking you to do the same! I know that not ALL of you are TEXAS Bloggers, no one is perfect, but if you have friends or family in Texas, if you know a TEXAS Blogger, please forward this to them, supporting Sen. Cornyn is a very important matter for us, and ALL help is greatly appreciated…
If y’all could help us hammer this message home today…it’d be awesome.
Rick Noriega has had it tough over the past couple weeks…
First, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) ranked Senator Cornyn’s re-election campaign as a fourth tier race in the eyes of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
San Antonio Express-News, Democrats hope for gains in Congress, even in Texas
MSNBC First Read, Dems look down ballot
Then, there was this poll which had him 20 points down to Senator Cornyn in his own back yard.
And today, he reported unbelievably disappointing fundraising numbers. The attached backgrounder gives some context to this…please consider it not for attribution.
Suffice to say, Noriega has failed to capitalize on the early momentum his campaign was handed by Mikal Watts’ departure and the undying devotion of left wing bloggers.
RICK NORIEGA: FUNDRAISING FACTS
Today, Rick Noriega’s Campaign Announced Raising $478,547.90 In The First Quarter Of 2008 And Has Less Than $330,000 Cash On Hand
Rick Noriega Believes He Needs to Raise $5 Million to Compete:
· “Noriega, who said he doesn’t know how much is left from the $1 million he raised for the primary, said he would need to raise at least $5 million to compete this fall.” (Elliot, “Noriega relieved to avoid runoff with perennial candidate Kelly,” San Antonio Express News, 3/5/08)
Since making that statement, Rick Noriega raised $367,209.39. In order to reach the fundraising goals he personally established, he will have to raise:
- $4,632,791 between now and election day.
- $661,827 a month…That is significantly more money than he has raised even in his best quarter thus far, approximately $580,000 in 3rd quarter 2007. (Includes $50,000 loan from Noriega)
Noriega and his aides have said that his viability as a candidate will be based on his ability to raise the resources needed to compete:
· Noriega: “Whether we like it or not, people will gauge the strength of our campaign based on how much money we can raise,” Noriega said in the fundraising solicitation. (Suzanne Gamboa, “Watts loans $3.7 million more to campaign,” Associated Press, September 13, 2007)
· Campaign Manager Sue Schechter: “[W]e need to have a strong fundraising quarter to show the pundits we’ll have the resources to go toe-to-toe with John Cornyn…” (Noriega campaign email, 9/27/07)
In the third quarter 2007 Noriega compared his fundraising to the fundraising of successful Democrats in 2006 at the same point of the campaign:
· “Noriega’s fundraising totals put Texas on the map nationally, besting the benchmarks set by 4 out of 5 of the winning Democratic challengers in 2006 Senate races. As the attached chart shows, Noriega’s totals put him ahead of the 2006-October 15th filings of John Tester (D-MT), Bob Casey (D-PA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Jim Webb (D-VA), whose victories last cycle helped secure Democratic control of the US Senate. Noriega’s totals are ahead of all winners except Claire McCaskill (D-MO) who was waging her third statewide race and received much of her support from national donors.” (Noriega campaign press release, 10/1/08)
Using the same comparison now:
· Bob Casey (PA): $4.5 million cash on hand
· Sherrod Brown (OH): $2.7 million cash on hand
· Claire McCaskill (MO): $2 million cash on hand
· Rick Noriega (TX nominee): $330,000 cash on hand (4/15/08, Dallas Morning News)
· Jon Tester (MT): $261,000 cash on hand*
· Jim Webb (VA): $202,900 cash on hand**
*Texas has 23 million residents and costs $1.7 million for a week of television. Montana has 944,000 people and costs $275,000 for a week of television. Additionally, Tester was in the middle of a competitive primary that did not conclude until June of 2006.
**Jim Webb did not declare his candidacy until February of 2006.