Wednesday, May 13, 2009

La: Guns on campus bill moves to House floor: “Over the objections of university officials, including campus police, a House committee has approved allowing the carrying of concealed weapons on college campuses. The House Criminal Justice Committee voted 9-6 to approve HB27 by its chairman, Rep. Ernest Wooton, R-Belle Chasse. He got the committee’s approval last year, but widespread opposition led him to withdraw the bill before it was voted on by the House. Armed with the backing of Gov. Bobby Jindal and the National Rifle Association, Wooton is moving forward this year. ‘I am a strong believer in the Second Amendment rights,’ Jindal said. ‘If the bill gets to my desk, I will sign it.’”

Senate backs allowing guns in national parks: ”The Senate on Tuesday backed an amendment that would allow people to carry loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., sponsored the measure, which he said would protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. The amendment allows firearms in parks and wildlife refuges, as long as they are allowed by federal, state and local law. ‘If an American citizen has a right to carry a firearm in their state, it makes no sense to treat them like a criminal if they pass through a national park while in possession of a firearm,’ Coburn said. Twenty-seven Democrats joined 39 Republicans and one independent in supporting the amendment.”

Obama “bitterly clinging” to his fake gun numbers: “Meantime, the Libertarian Party points out even the statistics used by Mr. Obama to supposedly justify his "emergency need" to "block the flow of arms to Mexico" are bogus. "Is Barack Obama 'bitterly clinging to falsified numbers' in his bid to push his anti-gun treaty?" asked the Libertarian Party in an April news release. "This war is being waged with guns purchased not here, but in the United States. More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States," Mr. Obama said in a face-to-face April meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Mexico City. But that claim, the LP points out, "is blatantly false. According to information supplied by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives the real number is closer to only 17 percent".

NYC: The ultimate morons: "Families took to the streets of Mott Haven, Bronx on Saturday for a somber march to end gun violence. Mothers and children carried pictures of those who have died. The marchers called for tougher gun laws across the country and took aim at weapons sold at gun shows. "I think one of the biggest problems is that 32 states in our country have no background check at gun shows and we know that 285 million guns are in circulation in the country, and 40 percent of those are sold at gun shows," said one marcher. "That opportunity for illegal weapons to enter into the wrong hands is just too great of an opportunity. We need to close that gun show loophole at the federal level." [They have all around them evidence that strict gun control just leads to lots of gun deaths but they still want more control]

1 comment:

Ron Russell said...

The supposed massive flow of arms from the U.S. in Mexico is indeed a bogus issue. One put forth by the anti-gun Obama administration as a first step toward more gun regulation. They will miss no trick in this goal to an eventual banning of all guns---that is his true position. Guns do not fit into Obama's socialist Utopian world. That is guns in the hands of the masses.