Gearin' Up to Shut Down the 2nd Amendment!

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  1. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    From Huffington Post today... Talk about propaganda, including the accompanying pictures! These were under the banner of Pivotal Moments in Federal Gun Control Debate...


    1981: The Attempted Assassination Of President Ronald Reagan
    on March 30, 1981, President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded in an assassination attempt by John Hinckley, Jr. outside the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. Reagan's press secretary, Jim Brady, was shot in the head.

    1993: The Brady Handgun Violence Act
    The Brady Handgun Violence Act of 1993, signed into law by President Bill Clinton, mandated that federally licensed dealers complete comprehensive background checks on individuals before selling them a gun. The legislation was named for James Brady, who was shot during an attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

    1994: The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act
    The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994, instituted a ban on 19 kinds of assault weapons, including Uzis and AK-47s. The crime bill also banned the possession of magazines holding more than ten rounds of ammunition.
    Than Ten Rounds Of Ammunition Expires

    In 2004, ten years after it first became law, Congress allowed a provision banning possession of magazines holding more than ten rounds of ammunition to expire through a sunset provision. Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke told HuffPost that the expiration of this provision meant that Rep. Gabby Giffords's alleged shooter was able to fire off 20-plus shots without reloading (under the former law he would have had only ten).

    2007: The U.S. Court of Appeals For The District Of Columbia Rules In Favor Of Dick Heller
    In 2007 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled to allow Dick Heller, a licensed District police officer, to keep a handgun in his home in Washington, D.C. Following that ruling, the defendants petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.

    2008: The NICS Improvement Amendments Act
    Following the deadly shooting at Virginia Tech University, Congress passed legislation to require states provide data on mentally unsound individuals to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, with the aim of halting gun purchases by the mentally ill, and others prohibited from possessing firearms. The bill was signed into law by President George W. Bush in January of 2008.

    2008: Supreme Court Strikes Down D.C. Handgun Ban As Unconstitutional
    In June of 2008, the United States Supreme Court upheld the verdict of a lower court ruling the D.C. handgun ban unconstitutional in the landmark case District of Columbia v. Heller.

    Gabrielle Giffords And Trayvon Martin Shootings
    Gun control advocates had high hopes that reform efforts would have increased momentum in the wake of two tragic events that rocked the nation.
    In January of 2011, Jared Loughner opened fire at an event held by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), killing six and injuring 13, including the congresswoman. Resulting attempts to push gun control legislation proved fruitless, with neither proposal even succeeding in gaining a single GOP co-sponsor. More than a year after that shooting, Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was gunned down by George Zimmerman in an event that some believed would bring increased scrutiny on the nation's Stand Your Ground laws. While there has been increasing discussion over the nature of those statutes, lawmakers were quick to concede that they had little faith the event would effectively spur gun control legislation, thanks largely to the National Rifle Association's vast lobbying power.


    Get ready folks -- they're coming!
     

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  2. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Let em come. There is more of us than them.
     

  3. culdee

    culdee New Member

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    I agree but, they are organized.
     
  4. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Well, I suggest we get organized then.
     
  5. bowserb

    bowserb New Member

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    We are organized, if you're a member of NRA. If not, then you can join today: https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/signup.asp

    Anyway, they (the Obama socialists) have an advantage we do not, even with the NRA on our side: They won't hesitate to ignore the law and the constitution. That's a difficult advantage to overcome.
     
  6. dan01

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    We gun owners need to vote as a block and support Republican politicians only.......There will always be an occasional jerk Republican, but any Republican is better that risking a vote on a liberal Democrat.........Make it an issue by writing your Republican politicians in office and assure them that supporting gun ownership is good for getting our votes.

    Things should begin looking better for our country when Obama and many Democrats are voted out of office.
     
  7. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    So you must have missed the whole 08' economic collapse that happened on the GOP's watch then? How about the 11+ yrs of war? The Patriot Act? The TSA? unchecked Illegal Immigration along our southern border? All on the GOP's watch as well. :cool:

    If you think there is any difference between a DEM and a REP than you have been completely brainwashed and should ask for you money back :p
     
  8. naf84

    naf84 New Member

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    There's definitely differences. If you don't think there are you might as well not vote.
     
  9. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Please, explain? :cool:
     
  10. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    you forgot SCOTUS Justice Roberts :(

    I keep looking at F&F and wondering if we're missing a bigger picture. Is there more to this then just gun control?
     
  11. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I'm with Dog on this one.

    You can't blindly vote "R" or "D" and expect it to be in the best interest of anyone.

    You can't join the NRA, send in your membership dues and wait for them to suddenly reverse 50 years of bad decision making, sneaky back room deals, questionable spending practices and all around slimy behavior. :(

    Everyone in a position of power is to blame for the state we are in. Everyone! The only way to reverse the trend is to vote out every incumbent and force change.

    Set off the equivalent of a nuke on election day and vote out everyone who is currently in power. Force new blood into every available seat.

    Because really, what have you got to lose that isn't already up for grabs?

    JD
     
  12. JD1969

    JD1969 New Member

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    Agreed and then if the new guys screw up and don't do what is in the best interest/desire of the people, vote them all out again. It would not take long for them to get the picture. Do what the people who elected you want or find a new job. Sadly all politicians are attention seeking whores who only have their own interests in mind.
     
  13. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Well not just Roberts, Ginsburg too (thanks Reagan! :mad:) As I said in another thread, illigal activity by our Gov't agains't it's poeple cannot be tolerated. Everyone involved, from F&F's inception, needs to be put to the rack and have every ounce of information pulled out of them :mad: :cool:
     
  14. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Frankly we just need to clean house dig a big hole and cover the bodies over then find new blood to take their place and remind them that we still own the back hole.
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i agree that we need to vote for a change, a drastic change. vote for who is pro 2nd admendment vote for those who want to keep jobs here in America instead of outsourcing them overseas, vote for those who want to eliminate welfare programs for the freeloaders, vote for those who want ot close our borders to the flood of illegal immigrants who are taking away jobs and getting free benefits without being taxed because they are illegal and vote for those who oppose gun control laws and support criminal control as in more states with Castle Laws and CC which give more rights to the law abiding citizen vs. the criminal.

    get involved with politics, by emailing your representative and senators. find out where they stand on these issues that directly affect our lives. join a group that defends our 2nd admendmnet rights like the NRA. get active and talking on these forums is another good way to get more people informed of what's at stake.
     
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  16. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    the GOP has shown me no reason why they should not suffer the same fate as the DEM's did in 10' ;)


    Career politicians are a cancer that can only be cured by the people :cool:
     
  17. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    I vote for giving the straight line winds of last week another shot at DC. Maybe we will get lucky and some of congress would be term limited.
     
  18. RJMercer

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    1. Never vote for the guy in office. After a person spends one day inside the beltway in elected office or appointed office they are tainted and cannot be trusted by anyone for any reason. Will Rogers was right. Diapers and politicians should be changed often, and for the same reason.
    2. Vote with your wallet every day. Know who you trade with and how they vote. Don't trade with people or companies that are selling us out like *ahem* google.

    One year of 80 million gun owners doing those 2 things and America looks drastically better and the war on our founders is all but over.
     
  19. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Lets also not forget that 46 republicans in the house, and 9 in the senate voted for the klinton assualt weapons ban
     
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