Feds identify 2nd Amendment activists as terrorists in Ohio drill

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What is wrong with people today? Anyone who believes in the 2nd amendment is a terrorist? They have everything backwards. Oh, that’s right, it’s coming from Homeland Security according to the aritlce below.

On Thursday, the Ohio National Guard 52nd Civil Support Unit descended upon the sleepy berg of Portsmouth to run a mock disaster drill. In this case, they practiced their response to the potential release of a chemical, biological or radiological weapon.

The exercise was overseen by the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. In addition to the National Guard, local police and fire departments were also involved.

While such terror drills have become somewhat commonplace since the 9/11 attacks, this one included a telling and rather frightening twist…

WSAZ reported: “The make-believe scenario is timely. Two school employees who are disgruntled over the government’s interpretation of the Second Amendment, plot to use chemical, biological and radiological agents against members of the local community.”

Angry yet?

No?

Then see what this public official had to say…

Portsmouth Fire Chief Bill Raison told the Portsmouth Daily Times:

“I think sometimes we tend to think of terrorism as just international terrorism. What’s the likelihood that’s coming to Portsmouth, Ohio? Most people think it’s not very likely. But we forget that there’s a lot of domestic terrorism. There’s organizations and things that go on within the United States that can be every bit as devastating as the international terrorism is.”

Really?

Where would someone get such an idea?

Perhaps, from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano who has described gun owners and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as potential terrorists.

In April 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a report entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.”

The report claimed that “rightwing extremism” is not limited to religious and racial hate groups but extends to “those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.”

“It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration,” said the report.

That’s right…according to the Obama administration anyone who believes that babies should be protected are just as dangerous as al Queda.

Read the entire DHS report…

Of course, if Napolitano was truly interested in stopping threats to the homeland, she could direct National Guard units to the U.S./Mexican border and stop the flow of illegal aliens, drug smugglers and human traffickers coming into this country country every single day.

However, it is painfully obvious that the Obama administration feels more threatened by men and women who have sworn an oath to protect this nation from tyrants, as well as by Americans who simply exercise and refuse to relinquish their Constitutional rights.

Every American, regardless of their political affiliation should be wary of any president who seems to view our founding principles with such disdain.

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Sen. Cruz: The Janet Reno DOJ said the assault weapons ban was useless

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A study done by the Justice Department in 1999 analyzed the 1994 “Assault Weapons” ban and concluded it did nothing to reduce crime or shootings. The Justice Department stated, “The ban has failed to reduce the average number of victims per gun-murder incident or multiple-gunshot wound victims.”

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, criticized the Senate Democrats’ proposed assault weapons ban as a prohibition against “scary looking guns,” one that even the Justice Department (DOJ) has acknowledged does not limit gun violence.

“The proposed assault weapons ban is a singularly ineffective piece of legislation,” Cruz recalled, during a Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing  on gun violence today, a 1994 judgement from the DOJ. “That was the Janet Reno Department of Justice under President Clinton that said that the assault weapons ban was singularly ineffective. Under it, there has bee no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence.”

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NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre Speaks at Senate Hearing on Gun Violence

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Moments ago, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre spoke at a Senate hearing on gun violence. He stressed the need to enforce gun laws that currently exist rather than drafting new ones.

“Proposing more gun laws while failing to enforce the thousands we already have – it’s not a serious solution for reducing crime,” he said.

He expressed the need to fix America’s broken mental health care system. “Law-abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violent, deranged criminals,” LaPierre said.

He concluded, “We love our families, we love our country, we believe in freedom, and we’re the millions from all walks of life who take responsibility for our safety and protection.”

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Then we have Dick Durbin (Democrat from Illinois) showing he didn’t understand what Wayne LaPierre was talking about, criminals registering guns or that in emergencies like Katrina and superstorm Sandy the governement wasn’t there on time to help. Those people need to defend themselves or if we have civil unrest here for some reason, i.e. economic collapse, you could be dealing with multiple people coming at you. For Dick Durbin to think that background checks are going to make it harder for criminals to get a gun is just plain crazy. Criminals steal guns or buy them out of the trunk of another criminal. Dick Durbin and others like him only show how much they don’t understand each time they open their mouths.

Dishonest Dick Durbin smears NRA at hearing, uses dishonest tactics with panelists.

Smear-merchant Sen. Dick Durbin smeared the membership base of the NRA, including Wayne LaPierre who was present, in today’s gun violence hearing. After an unfair tussle over background checks with LaPierre, Durbin then asked LaPierre if he agreed to the sentiment of other NRA members that they needed ‘assault weapons’ to protect themselves from the government and the police. LaPierre responded that indeed the 2nd amendment was added to the Constitution by men who had lived under the tyrannical rule of King George and wanted to ensure that free people never lived under tyranny again.

Durbin then looked directly at the very liberal Baltimore County Police Chief and said:

“Well Chief Johnson, you’ve heard it. The belief of the NRA is the 2nd amendment has to American citizens the fire power to fight back against you…”

OUTRAGEOUS. That’s not at all what the NRA believes, nor did LaPierre ever insinuate that. It’s about fighting tyranny, a tyrannical government. And of course the liberal police chief played along and responded with disdain at the idea. Total smear by Durbin.

Shortly after that Durbin began to question another panelist about 100-round magazines. The panelist clearly pointed out that those are novelty items, not something used by the American public at large or even law enforcement. The panelist wanted to focus on the Heller Case from the DC gun ban and defend only the normal capacity magazines that police officers use, but Durbin insisted on twisting his words, accusing him of advocating for 100-round magazines, simply so he could demagogue the issue.

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Obama: Change Coming to NFL to Reduce ‘Violence’

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So the President is going to start telling us what kind of sports we can watch now?

President Barack Obama said if he had a son, he would have to think “long and hard” before he let him play football and suggested he–along with other football fans–watches football against his conscience.

“I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football,” Obama said.

In an interview with the left-of-center New Republic, Obama said football will “probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence” and that may allow fans to not have to “examine our consciences quite as much” while watching the game.

“And I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence,” Obama said. “In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won’t have to examine our consciences quite as much.”

He added he was more worried about college players and suggested the NCAA “think about” taking action to make the game safer, but did not get more specific.

“You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on,” Obama said. “That’s something that I’d like to see the NCAA think about.”

Obama was asked: “Sticking with the culture of violence, but on a much less dramatic scale: I’m wondering if you, as a fan, take less pleasure in watching football, knowing the impact that the game takes on its players.”

He answered:

I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football. And I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence. In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won’t have to examine our consciences quite as much.

I tend to be more worried about college players than NFL players in the sense that the NFL players have a union, they’re grown men, they can make some of these decisions on their own, and most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies. You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on. That’s something that I’d like to see the NCAA think about.

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  • syvyn11

    So the IMERIAL PRESIDENT-KING will order us into what sports we can watch and like.

    Spoken like a true Marxist.

  • MudTurtle

    The almighty amateur has all the answers.  Let us follow him to Utopia.

    thereeledeele

    I’m glad the journalist didn’t ask a ridiculously unimportant question like ‘Where are the jobs’? or ‘Why not reduce spending’? or ‘Are the civilian deaths from your drone strikes collateral damage’? Lets stick to all important entertainment

    Note to Obama: Personally, I would rather you concentrate on solving our debt crisis.

    syvyn11

    Considering what he has already done to ‘solve’ the debt crisis, I’d rather have him working on football.

Companion Bill Introduced in the Senate to Fight Gun Control in Tennessee

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Sen. Joey Hensley has filed his companion bill (SB 0100) to Rep. Joe Carr’s HB 0042 which will provide some protection to Tennesseans against a potential gun ban or registration scheme out of Washington, DC.  Currently neither bill has been assigned to a committee for review.

The new Tennessee bill is a verbatim copy of an earlier version of the Wyoming bill currently pending before their state legislature.  Wyoming’s HB 0104 originally provided for only misdemeanor penalties for state and federal officials attempting to enforce any kind of federal gun registration or ban, but has since been upgraded to provide felony penalties for these offenses.

(Click here to download a copy of the Wyoming bill and view the redlined changes.)

Tennessee’s HB 0042/SB 0100 provides for misdemeanor penalties like the earlier version of the Wyoming bill.  Because Rep. Carr specifically told the Tennessee Tenth Amendment Center that he feels it is important that the states pass exactly the same bill with exactly the same verbiage, he is looking at filing an amendment to match to the latest version of the Wyoming legislation.
There is one loophole in both the Wyoming bill, and thus the Tennessee bill.  The clause is one that indicates that Wyoming/Tennessee will declare federal actions unenforceable if they attempt to:

Tennessee: “Ban or restrict ownership of a semi automatic firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition;”

Wyoming: “Ban or restrict ownership of a semi-automatic firearm or any magazine of a firearm;”

Because of this loophole neither the Tennessee or Wyoming legislation would legally protect citizens of their respective states from an outright ban or ownership restrictions of other firearms besides semi-automatic weapons.

When the Tennessee Tenth Amendment Center discussed this with Rep. Carr, he felt strongly that the two bills need to be kept identical – and that other states should pass identical legislation as well – but he was open to introducing other bills to close loopholes and address other firearm ban and registration issues.

Rep. Carr and Sen. Hensley did close one of the loopholes in Wyoming’s HB 0104 when filing the bill in Tennessee.  Wyoming’s legislation did not include ammunition as an item protected from any potential gun ban or registration scheme, however Tennessee’s HB 0042/SB 0100 does protect ammunition.

Unlike our model legislation, HB 0042 does not provide any protection from a draconian taxing or fee scheme that might be implemented by the federal government to make firearms too expensive to own, but there is the potential for other bills to be filed to provide protection from this avenue of attack on Tennesseans’ right to keep and bear arms.

This bill is a good start to stopping any kind of gun grab or registration coming from Washington, DC.  According to Rep. Carr, it is likely to be a difficult sell to the Tennessee General Assembly.  In order to gain real protection from the state government, Tennesseans are going to have to work hard and earn it through activism and lobbying legislators to make it happen.

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Illegal gov’t destruction of used ammo alarms gun owners

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Well it appears the federal government is buying over a billion rounds of 40 caliber ammo for Homeland Security and 7,000 of those terrible “assault weapons” for them to use, but they are attempting to dry up the ammo supply and gun supply of it’s citizens……Not a good sign.

More evidence surfaced today indicating that the Obama administration is breaking the law and defying official government policy by ordering the destruction of expended brass at military installations. The brass is often used by civilian gun owners to make their own ammunition.

Gun rights enthusiasts often make their own ammunition in a process known as “reloading,” the practice of taking the brass from once-fired used bullets to make homemade ammo.

National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea reports on his blog that not only is the government destroying such used brass at Fort Drum, as reported Friday, but allegedly at Camp LeJeune as well.

When the administration attempted to destroy the expended brass in 2009, two U.S. senators, Jon Tester and Max Baucus, wrote a letter of complaint to the Defense Logistics Agency in 2010, after which they were told by the Department of Defense that the practice had been stopped.

The problem, however, is that what the Defense Department had been doing up until that point was against the law. The law clearly states that once-fired small arms cartridge cases are to be “made available intact on the open market.” In other words, expended, used ammunition cartridges are not to be destroyed but sold to citizens.

However, apparently the Defense Department was merely telling the senators what they wanted to hear. The illegal practice of destroying the used cartridges has continued.

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If ‘Assault Weapons’ Are Bad…Why Does DHS Want to Buy 7,000 of Them for ‘Personal Defense’?

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO “personal defense weapons” (PDW) — also known as “assault weapons” when owned by civilians. The solicitation, originally posted on June 7, 2012, comes to light as the Obama administration is calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines.

Citing a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal (RFP), Steve McGough of RadioViceOnline.com reports that DHS is asking for the 7,000 “select-fire” firearms because they are “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.” The term select-fire means the weapon can be both semi-automatic and automatic. Civilians are prohibited from obtaining these kinds of weapons.

The RFP describes the firearm as “Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) – 5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm suitable for personal defense use in close quarters and/or when maximum concealment is required.” Additionally, DHS is asking for 30 round magazines that “have a capacity to hold thirty (30) 5.56x45mm NATO rounds.”

Republican New York state Sen. Greg Ball also issued a press release this week bringing attention to the weapons purchase request.

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Obama to unveil immigration plan

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President Obama will debut his plans for comprehensive immigration reform at an event Tuesday in Las Vegas, the White House said Friday.

 

In a statement, the White House said the president’s proposal would call for legislation to create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Obama held a strategy session Friday with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, telling the lawmakers that reform efforts would be “a top priority” in his second term.

“The President was pleased to hear from CHC members and noted that they share the same vision, including that any legislation must include a path to earned citizenship,” the White House statement said. “The President further noted that there is no excuse for stalling or delay.”

The White House described Obama’s trip to Nevada on Tuesday as an opportunity to “redouble” efforts to fix the immigration system within the next year.

At the White House briefing Friday, press secretary Jay Carney said Obama would largely “speak about the blueprint that has been available to the public for more than a year” at the event.

But, Carney said, the president “hopes that [the] dynamic has changed” with congressional Republicans, saying the White House saw a new “willingness” from across the aisle to address immigration questions and hoped “what was once a bipartisan effort will continue to be a bipartisan effort.”

Among those in attendance at Friday’s White House meeting with Obama were Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-Texas), Rep. Ben Luján (D-N.M.) and Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.).

“After today’s meeting, it’s clear that President Obama is determined to fix our long broken immigration system,” Becerra said in a statement following the meeting. “The President expressed a great sense of urgency and that comprehensive immigration reform, including an earned path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, is his top legislative priority.”

The CHC developed a nine-point immigration plan earlier this year that is likely to serve as the template for the president’s immigration reform efforts.

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