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Washington’s Liberal AG’s Anti-gun Agenda Takes Two Embarrassing Hits

TOPIC: Washington’s Liberal AG’s Anti-gun Agenda Takes Two Embarrassing Hits

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Communications director for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Award-winning outdoor writer & former member of the NRA Board of Directors
Recognized expert on Washington State gun laws.
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Washington’s Liberal AG’s Anti-gun Agenda Takes Two Embarrassing Hits
By Dave Workman

Washington AG Bob Ferguson (right) with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. (Source: YouTube, CNN)
Washington State’s liberal anti-gun Attorney General Bob Ferguson may basking in the media sunshine for beating the Trump administration in court on immigration, but he apparently can’t push his gun control agenda through the state House of Representatives, which is controlled by his fellow Democrats.
By no small surprise, Puget Sound media has overlooked the fact that Ferguson’s effort to ban so-called “assault weapons” and his backup measure to license and strictly regulate them both died in committee. On Thursday morning, KVI talk hosts John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur discussed this debacle, along with the failure of another Ferguson-backed bill, one that would have abolished the death penalty.
Instead, the spin on Ferguson is only positive for his challenge of the Trump administration’s immigration order, which has now been revised. Seattle media may be wearing blinders.
Ferguson made a rather big deal of his gun ban proposal last fall, which many believe was the launch of his 2020 gubernatorial bid; an effort to cement his liberal credentials with the increasingly far-left Democrat voting base in Seattle and metropolitan King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. But Democrats in the Legislature, who have to run next year, appeared to be in no mood to push a politically toxic measure certain to bring every gun owner to the mid-term polls. Once away from the I-5 corridor, the Evergreen State is still purple or bright red in many counties, especially east of the Cascades. It would be a disaster for rural Democrats to pass a restrictive licensing bill to say nothing of an all-out ban. Continue Reading →

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Semi-Auto Ban

TOPIC: Federal Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Semi-Auto Ban

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Author/ Writer

Senior editor at TheGunMag.com

Communications director for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Award-winning outdoor writer & former member of the NRA Board of Directors

Recognized expert on Washington State gun laws.

He has appeared and been featured many times by local TV stations, news programs, and talk shows, including Kirby Wilbur, Dave Ross, Dori Monson, John Carlson, Ken Schram, and more.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Semi-Auto Ban

By Dave Workman

The 4th U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that so-called “assault weapons” are not protected by the Second Amendment. (Dave Workman)

An en-banc panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a ban on so-called “assault weapons” in Maryland, with a  10-4 majority opinion stating that such firearms are not protected by the Second Amendment, a position that gun rights advocates consider “absurd.”

Judge Robert King, a Bill Clinton appointee, wrote in the majority opinion, “Put simply, we have no power to extend Second Amendment protections to weapons of war,” according to Fox News.

But dissenting Judge William Traxler, a George H.W. Bush appointee, countered that the majority “has gone to greater lengths than any other court to eviscerate the constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms,” Fox News reported. Continue Reading →

Senate blocks Obama regulation, protects 2A rights of Social Security recipients

TOPIC: Senate blocks Obama regulation, protects 2A rights of Social Security recipients
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Author/ Writer
Senior editor at TheGunMag.com
Communications director for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Award-winning outdoor writer & former member of the NRA Board of Directors
Recognized expert on Washington State gun laws.
He has appeared and been featured many times by local TV stations, news programs, and talk shows, including Kirby Wilbur, Dave Ross, Dori Monson, John Carlson, Ken Schram, and more.

Senate blocks Obama regulation, protects 2A rights of Social Security recipients
By Dave Workman
The Senate voted to block an Obama administration regulation that could have tied Second Amendment rights in red tape for thousands of Social Security beneficiaries. (Dave Workman)
By a vote of 57-43, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday derailed an Obama administration gun control regulation that critics said threatened the Second Amendment rights of tens of thousands of Social Security beneficiaries with apparent “mental disorders” by adding their names to the National Instant Background Check System.
That regulation had been opposed by gun rights and civil rights organizations. It was one of the targets of Second Amendment groups depending upon a Republican-controlled Congress to undo some of Barack Obama’s actions, and it was an important one. The regulation rollback now goes to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it, according to Fox News. Continue Reading →

What’s with Democrats’ obsession to ‘do something about guns?’

Topic: What’s with Democrats’ obsession to ‘do something about guns?’

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Alan Gottlieb

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What’s with Democrats’ obsession to ‘do something about guns?’

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House Democrats walk down the Capitol steps after ending their gun control sit-in last week.

While the Everett Herald and Seattle Times today carry reports about an apparent home invasion robbery-gone-bad in Snohomish County early Saturday morning — one of the would-be robbers was killed — it might be a good time to ask anti-gun Democrats what they think about self-defense.

Indeed, according to Second Amendment activists all over the landscape, it might be even better to ask Democrats why they have such a compulsion for “doing something about guns” after the Orlando terror massacre. After all, they didn’t go on a political rampage after pressure cookers following the Boston Marathon terror bombing.

At least one gun rights leader, Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, lambasted Democrats last week for their “temper tantrum” on guns. He put it bluntly, telling Democrats that “Their party no longer represents the ideals of a free society.” Continue Reading →

Gun control beaten back again; now what?

Topic: Gun control beaten back again; now what?

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Gun control beaten back again; now what?

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Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) chats with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) about yesterday’s gun control votes in the Senate.

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Yesterday’s quadruple failure of four different gun control measures in the Senate was virtually a foregone conclusion, and it happened only a day after anti-gun Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) virtually acknowledged to ABC This Week that discussing why yesterday’s measures would not have prevented Orlando would be falling “into that trap.”

So, it is “a trap” to publicly admit that proposals Murphy and his gun prohibitionist colleagues were pushing would not have prevented Orlando, or, for that matter, Sandy Hook? People should take a step back and analyze what Murphy blurted: “We can’t get into the trap in which we are forced to defend our proposals simply because it didn’t stop the last tragedy.”

Now is a good time to ask Murphy “Why not?” If gun control proponents can’t be forced to defend their proposals, which are typically in response to some recent tragedy, should the public believe that these proposals are indefensible? Continue Reading →

Clinton’s hypocrisy erupts with doubletalk about guns, Orlando

Clinton’s hypocrisy erupts with doubletalk about guns, Orlando

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Alan Gottlieb

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Clinton’s hypocrisy erupts with doubletalk about guns, Orlando

 

Democrat Hillary Clinton went after guns yesterday in Ohio, insisting that people on no-fly lists should not be allowed to buy guns.

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After opening her remarks Monday in Cleveland by asserting that “today is not a day for politics,” Hillary Rodham Clinton went full-on politics, demanding more gun control and in the process possibly misrepresenting how the terrorist killer in Orlando obtained his firearms.

In response, the Second Amendment Foundation ripped Clinton and President Barack Obama for exploiting the attack to press for more restrictions on firearms. SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb said, “Americans should be appalled that both President Obama and Clinton chose to attack the Second Amendment rights of legitimate gun owners instead of radical Islamist terrorists.”

“If the FBI is watching you for suspected terrorist links,” Clinton declared during a campaign visit, “you shouldn’t be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked. And you shouldn’t be able to exploit loopholes and evade criminal background checks by buying online or at a gun show.” Continue Reading →

Gloves come off, swords come out: Political brutality begins

Gloves come off, swords come out: Political brutality begins

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Alan Gottlieb

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Gloves come off, swords come out: Political brutality begins

 

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Hillary Clinton enjoyed last night’s primary victories.

Yesterday’s primary election results sealed the deal for Hillary Rodham Clinton to become the first woman to secure her party’s presidential nomination, but hanging over that achievement like a storm cloud is the inevitable clash on the horizon, a five-month bare knuckles battle between her and presumptive Republican nominee Donald J. Trump to take the White House.

Between now and Nov. 8, the nation may face a bigger challenge than two world wars. America is resilient, but it is bitterly divided and many believe the very life of the nation is at stake. Gun rights organizations have warned that the Second Amendment is on the ballot. Trump has repeatedly declared that he will protect the right to keep and bear arms. Clinton has made gun control a cornerstone of her campaign. Continue Reading →

Good News Alert: UTT Law Enforcement Program in Dallas A Huge Success

Good News Alert: UTT Law Enforcement Program in Dallas

A Huge Success

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Good News Alert: UTT Law Enforcement Program in Dallas

A Huge Success

 

UTT (Understanding the Threat) conducted a one-day program for law enforcement, prosecutors, military and citizens in Dallas (Texas) last Friday, infusing the attendees with heavy doses of reality about the jihadi threat in the United States, and, specifically, Texas.

The response from participants was unanimously positive.

“Everybody needs to hear and know this information,” a community leader from the Dallas area told members of the UTT team.

“This was the best program I have attended in all my time as a police officer.  I am stunned to learn of the threat to Dallas from the jihadi threat, and that the very organization opposing this presentation is a Hamas front group,” said a law enforcement officer who also preferred to be unnamed for this article. Continue Reading →

Anti-gun lobbying groups endorse Clinton, admit gun control ‘litmus test

Anti-gun lobbying groups endorse Clinton, admit gun control ‘litmus test’

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Alan Gottlieb

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Anti-gun lobbying groups endorse Clinton, admit gun control ‘litmus test

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Democrat Hillary Clinton, wearing an orange gun control sweater yesterday, picked up key endorsements today from two gun prohibition lobbying groups, Everytown and Moms Demand Action.

Perhaps the biggest non-surprise of the 2016 campaign came today with the endorsement of Hillary Rodham Clinton by two of the nation’s most vocal gun prohibition lobbying organizations, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, according to the Washington Examiner (no connection to this column).

According to this morning’s New York Times, Everytown President John Feinblatt declared in a prepared statement, “Gun Sense Voters have a champion in Hillary Clinton. Our litmus test is simple: does a candidate side with the public or with the gun lobby? Hillary Clinton passes that test with flying colors — pushing back against the N.R.A.’s extreme ‘guns for everyone, everywhere’ agenda, and ushering in a new political calculus that saving lives from gun violence is a winning issue.” Continue Reading →

Nat’l Review writer: ‘Fire Couric’ over film; look who ‘partners’ are

 

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A writer for National Review today called on Yahoo to fire Katie Couric, the latest chapter in an unfolding saga that found a Fox News media analyst asserting that Couric’s controversial “Under the Gun,” was edited to misrepresent responses of gun owners to a question she asked about preventing terrorists or felons from acquiring firearms.

UPDATE: The Wrap is reporting that Couric has indicated “regret” for the edit, which resulted in an eight-second pause after her question. An unidentified source is quoted as suggesting the pause was “an unnecessary mistake.” The story quotes director Stephanie Soechtig, who said about the pause, “I would never misrepresent someone’s point of view and I don’t think I did by doing this. I don’t think I misrepresented gun owners or the people featured in the film.” Continue Reading →