Ending Archery in New York Schools

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Legislative

More evidence it’s not going to stop with giving up AR-15s: This isn’t about public safety, it’s about humiliating we unwashed masses and showing them who’s boss.

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Esquire Magazine: “I want to take your guns.”

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Legislative

For those who believe we can feed AR-15 shooters to the hungry alligators, in hopes that they will eat shotgunners and hunters last, Esquire Magazine publishes a strong dose of reality: I’m finished trying to reason with you. So now I, a guy who was ambivalent about guns just a few years ago, want to take your guns away. All of them. I want to take them all and melt them down and shape them into a giant sphere and then push it at you so you have to run away from it like Indiana Jones for the rest of your lives. I want Ted Nugent to roam the halls of his gunless house, sighing wearily until...

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Teaching Them Early

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Legislative

Townships and other local municipalities in Pennsylvania are preempted from passing gun control legislation by state law. So you might wonder why we bother dealing with local municipalities when they start acting against our interests? They can pass ordinances, despite state law, but they cannot legally enforce them. For one, they do often try to enforce them, leaving the gun owner to fight a legal battle with the municipality in the Courts to get the case thrown out under preemption. Lawyers don’t come cheap, even if you ultimately win. Secondly, many local politicians have ambitions...

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Explaining The Gun Issue To Your Non-Gun Friends and Family

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Legislative

What the gun control debate sounds like to shooters, in a context most other people can understand. If you don’t like the alcohol context, you can use dogs. Say it’s become “known” that many drunk driving fatalities are caused by drunk drivers who drank whiskey.Temperance advocates would really prefer to ban all alcohol, and they’ve made serious moves toward those ends in the past. They frequently and not without merit point to all the social problems that alcohol abuse contributes to, especially when there’s high-profile fatalities. But they don’t really have the...

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June 2015 Legislative Report

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Legislative

Federal State Department Proposes Sweeping Ban on Firearms Speech The State Department has long promulgated regulations under the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which are very familiar to people who work in the defense industry. However, it has generally not applied to ordinary speech about firearms because the law made exception for the publication of technical data that is in the public domain. The State Department published notice 9149 in the Federal Register last Wednesday proposing that the regulation be amended to remove the exception for information in the public...

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