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Gun groups launch new push for concealed-carry legislation

Gun rights groups are gearing up for a major push to move concealed-carry legislation through the new Republican Congress….

Second Amendment advocates are throwing their weight behind the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill introduced in both chambers of Congress that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines….

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Constitutional Carry Bills Advancing from Coast-to-Coast

The concept of “constitutional carry” is simple:  An individual's ability to exercise his or her Second Amendment rights shouldn't depend on a “permit” from the government.

Currently, there are six states that allow permitless carry throughout all or most of their jurisdictions.

This week in New Hampshire, the full Senate will be taking up SB 116, a constitutional carry bill which previously passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee by a 3-1 vote.

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An Unprecedented Constitutional Crisis
by Tim Macy

What if a man ascended to the presidency who was so ruthless in his desire to transform the United States to his bidding that the restraints of the Constitution became irrelevant to him?  

What if his sycophantic Attorney General excused his law-breaking, while his regulators sought to destroy his political opposition?  

What if his vicar in the Senate obliterated the Senate rules in order to pack the courts with toadies and go-fers who existed to do the President's bidding?

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2nd Amendment threatened in Obama's trade plans


Take Action Today!

Contact your Senators and Representative.  Ask them to oppose giving Barack Obama the unbridled authority to impose back-door, UN-styled gun control!


UNITED NATIONS – Giving President Obama fast-track authority to conclude an international trade agreement is like playing Russian roulette with six bullets in the chamber, says one of America’s leading gun rights organizations.

Gun Owners of America is blasting a congressional proposal that empowers Obama to unilaterally negotiate international agreements as “a ‘bait and switch’ scheme that could seriously impact the Second Amendment.”

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The Right to Defend Your Family is a “Pro-Life” Value
by Erich Pratt

USA Today isn't exactly a close ally of either the pro-life or Second Amendment movements. So it’s not surprising that on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the newspaper published an opinion piece by Pastor Rob Schenck trying to pick a fight between the two communities. 

That's not going to happen.

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College Student Says She’s Glad Her Dad Gave Her The Gun She Used To Fight Off Armed Home Invaders 

A University of Central Florida student says she’s glad her dad gave her a gun to take to school after she needed one to confront two violent home invaders who held her boyfriend at gun point and threatened her life.

Sable Nehme and her boyfriend, Nour Skargee, answered a knock at their off-campus apartment Tuesday. When they opened the door, two men burst in, WFTV reported.

One of the men pointed a gun at Skargee and ordered him to the ground.

“They said ‘we’re going to kill your girl,’” said Skargee, who also attends UCF. “That’s when I really lost hope, you know.”

Nehme told WFTV that she ran to the couple’s bedroom and tried to lock the door.

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Anti-Gun Advocates Routinely Ask Why Anyone Would Ever Need More Than 10 Bullets — Texas Man Now Has a Good Reason

A man in Tomball, Texas, was startled out of his sleep by the sound of someone kicking in his front door on Monday night.

He quickly retrieved his firearm, ready defend his life and property — though he likely didn’t anticipate the intense firefight that would occur.

Two suspects and homeowner traded more than 30 shots during the aggressive home invasion, KHOU-TV reports.

Harris County Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Herman told KPRC-TV that the homeowner was “in fear for his life” when he opened fire on the suspects who invaded his home. He couldn’t confirm whether anyone was hit by gunfire during the exchange.

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Viral Video: Proof That Guns Save Lives Compilation

This compilation video of news stories and videos of gun owners refusing to become victims is a great resource.  In many cases simply the presence of a gun sends the criminals scurrying. Scroll down to watch the video.

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Armed Arby’s Customer Stops Knife-Wielding Robber

A Utah man who just wanted to order food at an Arby’s restaurant ended up thwarting a robbery attempt by a knife-wielding woman with a criminal history.

It happened at around noon on Sunday when, according to the Deseret News, the customer was placing his order in the drive-thru of the Vernal roast beef sandwich franchise.

When the man realized that the cashier was not responding to him he pulled out of the drive-thru, parked his truck, and went inside the store to order his food there.

In the store, one of the cashiers mouthed to him the words “We’re being robbed.”

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Woman Fires Gun, Sends Throat-Slashing Psycho Running for His Life

Alleged throat-slitting psycho Ronald Kaehne was charged with two counts of attempted first degree homicide after the slasher murders he’s planned in his journal didn’t go quite the way he’d hoped, and he was forced to flee or his life before he could kill his intended victims.

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Do-Nothing Congress Continues Dragging Its Feet
-- While pro-gun bills languish, gun ban still being considered

Gun Owners of America
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Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Politics is full of irony.

On the one hand, it looks like some folks in the nation's capital are finally starting to realize that banning guns is political suicide. On the other hand, those who have benefited most from "gun politics" are about to shoot themselves in the foot.

Several media reports within the past few weeks have reported that Democratic presidential candidates are running to the center, trying their best to distance themselves from the Brady Bunch.

The Washington Post reported in October that "the gun issue contributed to Gore's defeat" in 2000 and could "backfire on the party again next year" if Democrats do not quickly lose their anti-gun image.

For this reason, Democratic presidential candidates are "distancing themselves from tough gun control," the article said, "reversing a decade of rhetoric and advocacy by the Democratic Party in favor of federal regulation of firearms."

To be sure, many top-level Democrats have finally realized that support for gun control cost them control of the House, the Senate and the White House.

Thus, given the politics of the issue, it is surprising that the only legislation likely to pass on firearms issues, as this session of Congress comes to an end, are anti-gun bills.

And Republicans are leading the charge! Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) are the chief sponsors of legislation extending the ban on non-existent "plastic guns."

This legislation is expected to be rushed to the Senate floor shortly. While such a ban may seem harmless, it sets a dangerous precedent. If non-existent guns can be banned as a means of preventing danger, certainly real guns, which stand ready to defend millions of homes, can be seen as a greater danger.

While the ban on non-existent guns is on the fast track, consider the pro-gun bills that are still languishing in Congress:

* Legislation to protect the firearms industry from frivolous lawsuits (S. 659) has awaited action in the Senate for several months. Such lawsuits threaten the very existence of gun makers, rendering them unable to produce real firearms, not to mention futuristic firearms.
* Concealed carry reciprocity is a vital issue which has yet to see the light of day in either chamber. Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN) is the primary legislative sponsor in the House and now has 64 cosponsors on H.R. 990.
* Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) is still awaiting an initial hearing on his Citizen's Self-Defense Act (H.R. 648), a bill which would protect citizens who use a gun in self-defense from anti-gun prosecutors and judges, even if the gun was carried without a permit or possessed without a license.

The Republican leadership suspended the rules in the House and passed the plastic gun ban on a voice vote. Why not employ the same determination and pass any of the above-mentioned bills that would advance Second Amendment rights?

Why not force the Transportation Security Administration to REALLY start arming pilots, rather than letting them proceed at their current snail's pace? (At the agency's current rate of arming pilots, it will take 15 years to arm all the pilots who wish to defend their passengers and crew.)

ACTION: Please urge your Senators to oppose ALL versions of the gun ban that is being rushed to the President's desk. The three versions currently floating around Capitol Hill are bills introduced by Hatch (S. 1835), Kennedy (S. 1774) and Sensenbrenner (H.R. 3348).

Instead, ask your Senators to pass S. 659 (the gun industry protection act) without ANY anti-gun amendments attached to it. This bill is vitally important, as the gun industry could be crippled if the anti-gun lawsuits that have been launched by the Brady Bunch crowd are not brought to an end.

TOOLS FOR ACTION:

Please visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send the pre-written message below to your Senators.

You can also call your Senators toll free at 1-800-648-3516.

----- Pre-written message -----

Dear Senator:

The Washington Post reported in October that "the gun issue contributed to Gore's defeat" in 2000 and could "backfire on the party again next year" if Democrats do not quickly lose their anti-gun image.

For this reason, Democratic presidential candidates are "distancing themselves from tough gun control," the article said, "reversing a decade of rhetoric and advocacy by the Democratic Party in favor of federal regulation of firearms."

To be sure, many top-level Democrats have finally realized that support for gun control cost them control of the House, the Senate and the White House.

Thus, given the politics of the issue, it is surprising that the only legislation likely to pass on firearms issues, as this session of Congress comes to an end, is an anti-gun bill.

Instead of passing a ban on non-existent "plastic guns," please push for S. 659 -- a bill that will protect the firearms industry from frivolous lawsuits. This bill has been awaiting action in the Senate for several months now and has 54 Senate cosponsors.

Again, please vote AGAINST any gun ban, whether it is offered by Sen. Hatch (S. 1835) or Sen. Kennedy (S. 1774). I would also urge you to oppose the plastic gun ban which passed in the House (H.R. 3348).

Instead, I would urge you to vote for S. 659, without ANY anti-gun amendments being attached to it. Thank you.

Sincerely,

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"Live Fire" radio with Larry Pratt is now broadcast by the Information Radio Network on Saturdays at 12:00 Noon Eastern. "Live Fire" is simulcast on the web at http://inforadionet.com and previous episodes are archived at http://www.soundwaves2000.com/livefire/ in RealAudio. Recent episodes have included:

* A County Treasurer who is being politically attacked for handing out copies of the Citizen's Rule Book, a GOF booklet explaining jury rights that includes a copy of the Constitution;
* Attorney Bill Olson discussing the ramifications of GOA's Supreme Court challenge to the Incumbent Protection Act (phony "Campaign Finance Reform"); and
* Charlotte Iserbyt documenting how public schools are dumbing down our children and turning out waves of anti-gun activists.

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