Gabby Giffords in DC: Seeks new gun restrictions

March 4, 2015

Sales and transfers of firearms in peril with “universal registration”

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will be back on Capitol Hill today diligently working to expand criminal background checks on all firearms sales.

Last session similar legislation failed to get a hearing in the U.S. House.

Currently, stores selling firearms check purchasers with designated law enforcement agencies to ensure the customer doesn’t have a criminal history. Democrat lawmakers want to expand such checks to private transfers, sales and those at gun shows.

The National Rifle Association, a Second Amendment protection organization, firmly opposes such restrictions, noting that many people convicted of crimes involving guns obtained them through theft, making ‘straw’ purchases, or on the black market, entirely evading background checks.

Watch this video to find out the shocking truth about “illegal transfers.”

After she was severely wounded in 2011, Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly founded Americans for Responsible Solutions, an organization that advocates for stricter gun laws —- while hypocritically exempting themselves. Just two years ago we posted “What’s this? Gabby’s hubby buys “assault weapon?” 

A leading proponent of restricting gun ownership and the Second Amendment Rights of others, the duplicitous Kelly was busted making his own gun purchases — including an AR-15, which he disparages as an “assault rifle”–– and claims should be disallowed for Americans to own. Kelly has previously claimed the purpose of such weapons is “to kill a lot of people very quickly,” and criticized such products as “too readily available.”

Mark Kelly was photographed at 3:30 pm on the afternoon of March 5, 2013 at Diamondback Police Supply, 170 S. Kolb Street, Tucson, AZ, making his purchases, including “high capacity” magazines and a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

Seeing Red AZ has previously exposed other liberal hypocrites who desire to restrict our ability for self protection while ensuring their own — even having concealed carry permits.

The Second Amendment is about much more than simply carrying concealed, hunting, or sport shooting. Our right to keep and bear arms is a bulwark against tyranny. The U.S. Constitution and 44 States have Constitutional provisions enumerating the Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms.


NAACP: NY police slayings show “need for sensible gun control”

December 22, 2014

Liberal-speak: Criminals kill, law-abiding citizens lose their Second Amendment rights

Exhibiting a disconnect from reality, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued this statement saying the execution of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos demonstrates “the need for sensible gun control.”

Trying to remember their unwieldy name(s) has obviously had an effect on the judgment of the groups’ members.

The NAACPLDF and LCCRUL’s message cautioned against suggesting “a causal link between these killings and the recent protests and activism focused on the serious issue of police violence against unarmed African Americans.”  The groups suggest that pushing such a “causal link” may escalate “an already tense state through rumor and conjecture.”

In other words, they implore Americans to ignore reality.

The vacuous statement continues: “These two killings and the life-threatening injury, like so many other unfortunate incidences of gun violence, provide a stark example of the need for sensible gun control measures, and the need to thoughtfully address untreated mental illness.”

Aha!  Planning and inflicting carnage that the murder himself referred to as “revenge,’ is a mental health issue. As we noted yesterday, prior to Ismaaiyl Abdulah Brinsley spineless execution of NYPD officers Liu, 32, and Ramos, 40, the killer posted on Instagram “I’m Putting Wings on Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs #ShootThePolice #RIPErivGardner #RIPMikeBrown This May Be My Final Post.”  The image of a silver handgun accompanied the macabre message.

From the tone of its statement, it appears the NAACP must have missed the “protests” that quickly escalated into fiery riots and looting recently taking place in Ferguson, Missouri.

Based in Baltimore, the NAACP blatantly ignores the astronomical and ongoing black-on-black homicide rate in that city. These are the most recent 100 homicides courtesy of The Baltimore Sun. A navigation aid is in the upper right corner.

The NAACP is also silent regarding the fact that the assassination of the officers took place in a state with exceedingly strict gun control laws —- among the most restrictive in the nation —- tightened further by the state legislature in 2013. We all know such laws are worthless against the criminal intent of a determined and cold-blooded gunman. The so-called Safe Act, signed into law by Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not stopped a single gun crime, but restricts the Constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.  That, we need to remember, is the ultimate goal of the left. 


Families of Sandy Hook victims sue gun manufacturer

December 16, 2014

U.S. Senate confirms anti-gun advocate as U.S. Surgeon General on same day

A lawsuit against gun manufacturer Bushmaster has been filed in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut by the families of nine of the people killed, and another who was wounded, in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Also named in the suit are the local retailer who sold the AR-15 weapon used by Adam Lanza, 20, to kill 20 first-graders and six educators. He also killed his mother in the home they shared, later turning his gun on himself.

The depraved acts of violence against innocent young children and their teachers shocked the nation. Grief was felt by all who heard of the sadistic slaughter. Yet this lawsuit makes little sense.

“It’s very easy to blame an inanimate object. Any kind of instrument in the wrong hands can be put to evil use. This comes down to intent — criminal behavior, accountability and responsibility,” George Kollitides, the CEO of Freedom Group, which owns Bushmaster, told Washington Times in 2013.

The 40-page negligence and wrongful death suit names Bushmaster as well as a weapons distributor and the retailer that sold the gun used in the shooting. Plaintiffs claim the weapon, purchased by Lanza’s mother two years earlier, should not have been sold because it had no reasonable civilian purpose.

Passed in 2005, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act shields most gun makers and dealers from civil action “resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse” of a firearm or ammunition.

Yet Monday in a 51-4 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States. Murthy has been at the center of controversy, tweeting on Oct. 12, 2012, “Tired of politicians playing politics w/ guns, putting lives at risk b/c they’re scared of NRA. Guns are a health care issue.”

He also founded Doctors for America, a national physicians group that worked to pass Obamacare, and has worked to promote the seriously flawed government overreach into American health care.

 


Dr. Sowell defines urgency of GOP Senate victory

September 17, 2014

In 66 words, the genius of Thomas Sowell illuminates

“Despite TV pundits who say that public opinion polls show Barack Obama is in trouble, the president is not in the slightest trouble. He is doing whatever he feels like doing, regardless of the Constitution and regardless of how many people don’t like it, because he is virtually impeachment-proof. The country is in huge trouble and real danger because of his policies, but he is not.”


LD 25 Senate race’s clear choice: Vote Ralph Heap

August 6, 2014

Dr. Ralph Heap is the conservative choice —- Worsley’s history is colluding with liberals

Two candidates are running under the Republican banner for the single state senate seat in Mesa’s Legislative District 25. Although they both claim to be conservatives, the facts tell a different story.

The incumbent Bob Worsley has shown himself to be a Democrat collaborator who joined with five other AZ Senate Republicrats —- Adam Driggs, John McComish, Steve Pierce, Michele Reagan, and Rich Crandall —- and the unified Democrats.  Their betrayal resulted in passage  of the unconscionable and unsustainable Medicaid Expansion, a key element of Barack Obama’s signature health care scheme. 

In its endorsement of Worsley, the far-left Arizona Republic newspaper lavished praise on his deceit, calling him “one of six courageous lawmakers who bucked the party to do what was right for Arizona.” 

Challenging Worsley is Ralph Heap, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon.  His issues page tells the unequivocal story of where he stands on the matters of importance to the grassroots, Constitutional conservatives in the district. As a physician, he has a deep understanding of the myriad  problems connected with the multibillion expansion of Medicaid which his opponent recklessly and irresponsibly supported. Heap is pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and committed to limited government and lower taxes.

A tour of the Secretary of State’s public campaign finance reports tells where Worsley gets his support. His donor list is heavy with lobbyists, unionists, utility company, big pharma and health care execs. The pro-illegal labor Chamber of Commerce and immigration lawyers are contributors, along with a fair share of Democrats. It’s not much of a surprise to see  Cindy Hensley McCain’s Hensley/Anheuser-Busch Co. executives Robert Delgado and Doug Yonko among Worsley’s donors.

We first covered Bob Worsley in March 2012 with Worsley’s new pals at Periódico de la República de Arizona and then again in June 2012 with this post, Bob Worsley: Hypocrite-in-Chief.

Compare Dr. Ralph Heap’s informative website to the mumbo-jumbo dished by Worsley, who inanely declares, “We need to repair our image and heal the scars of divisive politics,” as he promotes his “vision” #ELEV8AZ which includes “more apples, more sunshine, more ethics, more music…less hatred and less government.” Considering that he irresponsibly supported massive government overreaches Worsley’s words are all the more shallow and glib.

Ralph Heap’s campaign is being out raised by the extremely wealthy and politically connected Worsley who founded Sky Mall. Heap’s donation site is here.

This election is crucial. Time is short.

H/T This post was written in response to an August 4th suggestion from commenter Barbara Parker. We wish to thank her for the nudge.


AZ AG Tom Horne only statewide candidate to win NRA endorsement

August 5, 2014

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has not only received the NRA endorsement, but has won its highest rating.

Tom Horne is the  only statewide officer or candidate for any office in Arizona to be so honored. It is highly unusual for the group to endorse an Attorney General candidate or make Primary Election endorsements.

 The NRA’s Political Victory Fund ranks political candidates based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA-PVF questionnaire. Their track record is impressive. In 2008, NRA-PVF was involved in 271 campaigns for the U.S. House and Senate, winning in 230 of those races (85%). It also endorsed thousands of state legislative candidates that same year and achieved an 84% success rate in those elections.

 Read more about conservative Horne’s fierce advocacy of protecting gun rights and preserving the Second Amendment here.


Videos of gun sales: Coming soon to a store near you?

May 28, 2014

Will Greg Stanton attempt to emulate Rahm Emanuel?

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is promoting a troubling ordinance that will ban gun stores in “99.5 percent” of the city and require videotaping of all gun sales at the stores that are allowed to exist, according to Breitbart News.

The ordinance will also require the few gun stores that exist to perform “quarterly audits of their gun sales and allow police to inspect their records.”

This stringent ordinance comes in response to a “federal judge’s ruling in January that Chicago’s longtime ban on gun stores was unconstitutional.” Chicago was given “six months to approve store restrictions short of a ban,” reports CBS Chicago.

Emanuel’s ordinance would also “require gun stores to submit a safety plan outlining exterior lighting, surveillance cameras and alarm systems, as well as storage of guns and ammunition.” Store employees would “undergo fingerprinting, background checks and training on identifying potential gun traffickers.”

Emanuel and Second Amendment restrictionist Barack Obama have a longtime relationship. Prior to returning to Chicago to run for mayor in 2011, the radical liberal Emanuel served as Obama’s White House Chief of Staff.

Barack Obama also has a friend in the mayor’s office in Phoenix. Obama called his congratulations to Greg Stanton on the eve of his 2011 election.  They firmed up their friendship at the National Mayor’s Conference in Washington D.C. in 2012, as Democrats Greg Stanton, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Mesa’s Republican Mayor Scott Smith —- now a candidate for Arizona governor —- were among a handful of the over 250 mayors in attendance who “were pulled aside to meet with the president in a more intimate setting.”

Leftist Stanton has aspirations that far exceed a stint as Phoenix mayor. Keep a watchful eye on him. Arizona isn’t Illinois but Second Amendment supporters can’t afford to take anything for granted.

It was not that long ago that government bureaucrats in the City of Phoenix had attempted to censor firearms expert and author Alan Korwin’s ability to post bus signs for his gun training business —- after he had contracted for them with the city. Korwin, represented by the Goldwater Institute, took his case to the state Court of Appeals earlier this month, and was victorious.


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