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    MCAULIFFE WORRIES VIRGINIANS 'BUY GUNS THROUGH MAIL ORDER' TO AVOID BACKGROUND CHECKS


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    by AWR HAWKINS 26 Sep 2013 147POST A COMMENT
    Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe expressed concern that Virginians "can buy guns through mail order" to avoid background checks in his debate Wednesday with opponent Ken Cuccinelli.

    According to the transcript printed in the Washington Post, McAuliffe was justifying his desire to pass more gun control when he said Virginians can circumvent background checks by "[buying] guns through the mail order."
    This reference to "mail order" purchases is a perpetuation of a myth that a citizen can get on the Internet, go to a gun store website, find a gun, and have it mailed directly to them, thereby avoiding a background check. Progressives who espouse this myth either have no idea how gun sales work or they hope their listening audience is unbelievably gullible.
    In the real world?and Virginia is part of the real world?guns sold over the Internet have to be mailed to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder. In other words, if a Virginia resident gets online and buys a custom AR-15 from Red Jacket Firearms in Louisiana, that gun is shipped from an FFL to an FFL in Virginia. Once the FFL in Virginia has the firearm, they contact the buyer, who then comes to the store and goes through a background check before he or she can take possession of the firearm.
    This is the law of the land. McAuliffe's claims to the contrary are just part of the standard liberal tactic of trying to create a problem that doesn't exist so more laws can be passed to solve it?more gun control laws, that is.

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    If there's one thing gun control advocates know about it isn't guns, gun laws or statistics.

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    the people who write the laws seem to not have any clue how they work
    Aussies and Philadelphians are the only people here

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    Fast and Furious in Libya

    By BearingArms.com Staff / 27 September 2013 / 6 comments
    Their should be a warning label affixed to the Obama Administration that reads, ?WARNING! Does not operate in sand.?
    From the American Southwest to the dusty Middle East and North Africa, if there are firearms in the desert, this Administration has found a way to ?lose? them to some of the most bloodthirsty people on Earth.
    It started with Operation Fast and Furious, when the ATF provided 2,500 weapons to the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartels in a gun-smuggling plot that some believe was orchestrated to increase the number of crime guns in Mexico traced back to U.S. dealers, in an effort to bolster the Administration?s 90-percent lie, a 2009 attempt to generate calls for gun control laws.
    More than 300 lives have been lost so far to weapons linked to that scandal, in which we still have no answers or accountability. Attorney General Eric Holder has been found in criminal contempt of Congress?an ignoble ?first-ever? for a sitting Cabinet official?for continuing to refuse to turn over more than 90,000 documents that would shed light on who ordered specifically the operation and why. Holder has paid no penalty, and has not been fired for disgracing his office.
    The Obama Adminstration?s scandals continue today, where it has been revealed that they withdraw Special Forces units in Libya after the Administration?s still-unaccounted for debacle in Benghazi, leaving tens of millions of dollars in state-of-the-art weaponry behind, simply abandoned in yet another display of an instance where this administration has blurred the lines between incompetence and abetting the enemy:
    According to State Department and military sources, dozens of highly armored vehicles called GMV?s, provided by the United States, are now missing. The vehicles feature GPS navigation as well as various sets of weapon mounts and can be outfitted with smoke-grenade launchers. U.S. Special Forces undergo significant training to operate these vehicles. Fox News is told the vehicles provided to the Libyans are now gone.
    Along with the GMV?s, hundreds of weapons are now missing, including roughly 100 Glock pistols and more than 100 M4 rifles. More disturbing, according to the sources, is that it seems almost every set of night-vision goggles has also been taken. This is advanced technology that gives very few war fighters an advantage on the battlefield.
    ?It?s not just equipment ? it?s the capability. You are giving these very dangerous groups the capability that only a few nations are capable of,? one source said. ?Already assassinations are picking up in Tripoli and there are major worries that the militias are using this stolen equipment to their advantage. All these militias are tied into terrorist organizations and are tied to (salafists).?
    At Bearing Arms we prefer to stay focused on domestic Second Amendment issues, and would prefer to stay out of foreign policy.
    That stated, we would be negligent if we ignored the seemingly continual ?mistakes? of this Administration that have serve to arm America?s enemies in cartel-controlled Mexico, Syria, and Libya.
    To quote James Bond creator Ian Fleming, ?Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: ?Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it?s enemy action?.?

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    Groups file injunction to stop Maryland?s anti-gun laws from going into effect

    By BearingArms.com Staff / 27 September 2013 / 10 comments
    Gun rights advocates said Thursday that they had filed a federal lawsuit to block Maryland?s new gun control laws from going into effect next week, arguing that restrictions on assault weapons and large magazines infringe on their constitutional rights.
    The gun rights advocates, who include individual citizens, organizations and gun shops, say the Second Amendment and case law make it clear that they are legally allowed to own military-style assault rifles and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
    In their lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Maryland, which the office of Gov. Martin O?Malley confirmed was filed Thursday, they say the state?s new gun laws would not reduce crime but would make innocent people less able to defend themselves.
    Lawyers for the plaintiffs plan to ask a judge Friday for an injunction to stop the law from taking effect on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association said.
    A spokeswoman for O?Malley said she expects the law to withstand the challenge.
    ?The vast majority of Marylanders support these common-sense efforts to reduce gun violence,? spokeswoman Samantha Kappalman said. ?The new law will take effect on Tuesday, and it will make families safer.?
    A spokesman for the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore Inc., one of the plaintiffs, said the new laws would keep honest citizens from being able to ?choose effective firearms for defense in the home.?
    The spokesman for the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore is technically right.
    It will be interesting to see if the court grants the injunction, which straight-up claims a 2nd Amendment defense, unlike prior cases filed in previous decades that would have obliquely tried to take on the laws.Heller and McDonald changed things, as we saw in Illinois recently.
    Will Maryland?s courts come around as well, and grant the injunction?
    Stay tuned.
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    The revolver misfired because a bullet got stuck in the magazine. Duh.

    By BearingArms.com Staff / 26 September 2013 / 77 comments
    Poor police training and poor journalism are universal:
    A senior police inspector was injured after his service revolver misfired while he was cleaning it on Tuesday night. The incident took place at his home at Bibvewadi?s Vaibhav Society. The injured inspector, Shailendra Shinde, is presently the in-charge of Bibvewadi police station.
    Deputy commissioner of police (Zone II) Ramnath Pokale said, ?Shinde went home at 11pm on Tuesday. He took out his service revolver to clean it as usual. He had removed five bullets from the revolver and was struggling to take out the last one which had got stuck in the magazine. While doing this, he accidentally touched the trigger and the revolver fired. The bullet pierced through his right leg, hit the cushion sofa and then hit the ground.?
    Unless the cops in India are using 113-year-old prototype Landstads, I?m guessing this is a wee bit off.
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    NRA: the best way to stop a mass murderer is a nice padded cell

    By BearingArms.com Staff / 26 September 2013 / 5 comments
    Wayne LaPierre took to the pages of USA Today today to remind Americans that gun control laws have utterly failed to stop the nation?s rare mass murders committed with firearms, but that fixing the significant problems with the nation?s mental health care system might:
    Four miles from the White House. The Washington Navy Yard.
    Tragedy that didn?t have to happen. Victims that didn?t have to be victims.
    He never should have been at the Navy Yard. Discharged from the military, he had several run-ins with law enforcement ? including firearms offenses ? and told authorities he was under microwave attack and hearing voices. At that point, he should have been committed.
    Instead, he passed the government security background check ? and the government?s firearms check ? just like the monsters of Aurora and Tucson.
    They all passed the same system the political elites want expanded! The same check that will never include violent criminals, the mentally ill and the deranged bent on mayhem.
    Seung-Hui Cho at Virginia Tech, Gabby Gifford?s attacker Jared Loughner in Tucson, AZ, James Holmes in Aurora, CO, Adam Lanza in Newtown, CT, and Aaron Alexis in Washington are just some of the mass murderers that were successful not because of the nation?s gun laws, but because the nation?s mental health system has failed to lock up the dangerously mentally ill before they can become mass killers.
    LaPierre is merely stating the obvious: if you want to stop these instances of ?bad guys with guns? from happening, we need better mental health care screening and committal processes to put them away before they get guns.
    Put simply, prevention is better than a cure.
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    Miller: What Obama and the media won?t tell you about the crime rate

    By BearingArms.com Staff / 25 September 2013 / 25 comments
    It?s dropping for every kind of crime, including gun crime. The ?epidemic of gun violence? they like to portray is a myth. A falsehood. A bald-faced lie:
    Every year, the FBI releases the national crime statistics for the whole country in the form of the Uniform Crime Report, which it did again last week. Not once has the president remarked on these numbers. Neither has New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The liberal media pretend the statistics are written in invisible ink.
    Why the blackout? Because all violent crime ? including gun homicide ? has gone down over the last 20 years. The gun murder rate has gone from 6.62 per 100,000 inhabitants in 1993 to 3.27 in 2012, a decline of more than 50 percent.
    Americans are safer, but Mr. Obama told the grieving families of the Washington Navy Yard victims that we need to do something about ?reducing the gun violence that unleashes so much mayhem on a regular basis.?
    Barack Obama lied when he claimed 90% of the guns used by Mexican drug cartels came from the United States.
    Barack Obama lied when he claimed 90% of Americans supported his background check laws.
    It?s very easy to tell when Barack Obama is lying about about guns.
    It?s when his lips are moving.

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    NRA: Navy Yard shooter should have been committed

    Wayne LaPierre11:07 a.m. EDT September 26, 2013
    Instead, he passed the government security background check ? and the government's firearms check ? just like the monsters of Aurora and Tucson.


    (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP)
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    • They all passed the same system the political elites want expanded!
    • The same check that will never include violent criminals, the mentally ill and the deranged bent on mayhem.
    • Americans want violent criminals and the evil-minded taken off our streets.



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    Four miles from the White House. The Washington Navy Yard.
    Tragedy that didn't have to happen. Victims that didn't have to be victims.
    He never should have been at the Navy Yard. Discharged from the military, he had several run-ins with law enforcement ? including firearms offenses ? and told authorities he was under microwave attack and hearing voices. At that point, he should have been committed.
    OUR VIEW: Want to lock up 11 million mentally ill?
    Instead, he passed the government security background check ? and the government's firearms check ? just like the monsters of Aurora and Tucson.
    They all passed the same system the political elites want expanded! The same check that will never include violent criminals, the mentally ill and the deranged bent on mayhem.
    The Navy Yard was largely unprotected. Radios of first responders didn't work. Police cars were unavailable on base.
    COLUMN: Professor's tweet was crass, but his right
    According to later reports, a SWAT team immediately responded and was ordered to stand down ? giving a madman 30 minutes to stalk 12 innocent souls.
    Only when law enforcement finally engaged the shooter did the massacre end ? thanks to good guys who came running with guns!
    There's no counting how many at the Navy Yard wished they were armed, but there's no doubt it's time to take a look at allowing our men and women in the military, who are trained in the use of firearms, to do what they do best ? protect and survive!
    But the same politicians clamor for the same decades-old agenda. The same talking heads ignore facts, declare the AR-15 evil, and launch a campaign to demonize that rifle and millions of law abiding people who own it.
    Americans know the difference between sensationalism and truth. They know government fails to protect us.
    Take Chicago ? the president's hometown. It's the deadliest city in America, despite having some of the most restrictive firearms laws. A shooting occurs there every six hours, but out of 90 federal jurisdictions, Chicago ranks dead last in federal firearms prosecutions.
    The Second Amendment has never been more relevant for more Americans. Firearms in the hands of good, law abiding people are increasingly essential to the safety of our families and our nation.
    For most Americans, there is no debate. They want violent criminals and the evil-minded taken off our streets ? and they want their Second Amendment freedom preserved.
    Wayne LaPierre is excutive vice president of the National Rifle Association.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagbender View Post
    MCAULIFFE WORRIES VIRGINIANS 'BUY GUNS THROUGH MAIL ORDER' TO AVOID BACKGROUND CHECKS
    They get away with getting legislation through by spreading disinformation and the general public is far too stupid and lazy to do any fact checking.
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