Remember the stunt the NJ State Assembly pulled when the leadership realized they didn’t have enough votes to pass their gun control measure? A coalition of gun groups today accused the Assembly of vote-rigging and said ten other gun control measures, some of which have already been approved by the legislature, are invalid due to their improper procedure. Of course a spokesman for the Assembly Democrats said they did nothing wrong. “Nothing improper happened… There are no specific rules for committee votes (and there was) no problem at all with any procedure… the rule cited by the gun advocates pertains to floor roll call votes and not committee votes.” Pop some popcorn. This should be a fun one to watch . . .
As should the political CYA going on in Connecticut now that PTR announced they’re relocating to South Carolina and taking a bunch of jobs with them. Several politicians there are screaming “it’s not my fault” and saying PTR overreacted. “PTR can still manufacture and sell its weapons in the United States, they just cannot be purchased in Connecticut. So the decision to move is entirely theirs – there is nothing in our new state law which prevents them from manufacturing and selling weapons,” said State Senator Beth Bly. And Senator Richard Blumenthal is “disappointed” by PTR’s decision, but is “committed to working with state and local officials to ensure that our businesses get the support they need to flourish in Connecticut.” Yeah, except for letting them conduct free enterprise there.
Back in April, the White House flew family members of the Newtown shooting victims to Washington DC on Air Force One. According to Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, they thought they were going “to argue for a ban on high-capacity magazines and universal background checks.” But why were they actually going? “To argue to avert a filibuster and allow us to debate…” And when did they find out they were being used? On the way there. “And that was really heartbreaking and deflating for some of them” [but we used them anyway]. You have to wonder how long before these grieving parents will realize they’re being manipulated by the anti-gun crown and the MSM and tell them to go to hell.
What if they had a gun buy-back and no one came? Well, it wasn’t exactly a buy-back because the RCMP in Richmond, British Columbia (that’s in Canada, for the geographically challenged) actually expected people to walk in and turn over their guns between June 1 and June 30, with a guarantee of amnesty against “weapons-related criminal code charges that might otherwise apply against people who are turning in these items.” So far they’ve had five rifles, one pistol, one shotgun, 18 rounds and two boxes of ammunition turned in. C’mon RCMP. You can do better than that. At least offer them a $50 gift card to their local bodega or trading post or whatever it is you have up there.
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Emperor Napoleon Mayor Bloomberg using NYC resources to host and run the MAIG web site, he’s also using city employees to lobby for them in other states. City employee Christopher Kocher, who works as a special counsel to the mayor’s office went to Nevada to lobby for background checks there as a representative of MAIG. According to the New York Post, he “apparently didn’t want his role to be known and scrubbed his City Hall e-mail address from the state of Nevada lobbying-registration Web site early this month.” When questioned about it, a Bloomberg mouthpiece claimed “The mayor’s top priority is keeping New Yorkers safe, and that includes seeking sane gun laws in other states… to help reduce the flow of illegal guns to New York.” Uh. Yeah. Right. Keep saying that until someone believes it.
Those moms who keep demanding all that action want you to write your local paper (does anyone even read those any more?) to let them know “YOU demand common-sense gun laws to reduce gun violence in America!” So they’ve set up an automated letter to the editor generator. To use it, you only have to give them your name, address, phone number and email address so they can hit you up for funds and send you propaganda in perpetuity. Don’t know what to write? They have you covered there too. They list their “middle-ground solutions to the escalating problem of gun violence in the United States” for you to parrot. If what they list is what they consider “middle-ground,” I’d hate to think of what they’d consider “extreme.”
Highland Park may have gone over to the dark side, but Hainesville, Illinois village board members voted Tuesday night to remove an agenda item regarding “an ordinance regulating the possession and ownership of assault weapons in the village of Hainesville.” Mayor Linda Soto stated “It is my recommendation that the village not adopt an ordinance banning assault weapons in the village and we should rely on the state and federal statutes.”
Also in Illinois, the St. Charles City Council heard from gun owners who urged them not to consider any action to ban assault weapons. Alderman Ron Silkaitis told the crowd, “I personally don’t understand why anyone needs an assault weapon… But I believe in the Second Amendment. I would not vote in favor of any ban on assault weapons.” And Alderman Jim Martin assured them “I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment… I will object to anyone who tries to water it down in any way.”
Texas-born footballer (that’s a soccer player to us Amur’cans) Brek Shea has apologized for posting a picture on Instagram that showed him holding two shotguns. According to the NY Daily News “Shea immediately regretted posting the picture and deleted it less than an hour later.” A lot of his “regret” may have come from the kerfuffle it caused amongst his British fans. Mustn’t offend the delicate sensibilities of those on the other side of the pond, you know.