Sunday, May 24, 2009
Earlier this year, gun-rights supporters derailed a bill to give the District of Columbia voting rights in Congress by adding a provision that would repeal the city's strict gun regulations.
The gun votes were less surprising to many Democrats than were the Guantanamo developments. The NRA remains among the most powerful lobbies, and many lawmakers take care to stay off its political enemies list.
"People do not want to be on the wrong side of this particular cultural divide," said Rep. David Price, D-N.C., who supports tougher gun controls. "It's too bad there's not a more responsible national organization" to counteract the NRA, he said.
In some ways, the gun-control lobby is choking on Democratic success in congressional races. "The seats we're picking up come disproportionately from those more conservative areas," Price said, where linking the Democratic Party to gun control can be dangerous at re-election time.
Rep. Lynn Woolsey of California is another Democrat frustrated by the gun debate. When she asks colleagues why they don't support tougher restrictions, she said, they reply, "You just don't get it, Woolsey. You don't have our districts."
"It has to do with being afraid they'll lose their election if they stand up against guns," she said
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Monday, May 18, 2009
Colorado: Governor Vetoes Pro-Gun Reform
Please Contact Governor Ritter!
On Friday, May 15, Governor Bill Ritter (D) vetoed House Bill 1180
Sponsored by State Representative Steve King (R-54), HB1180 would have exempted Colorado concealed handgun permit holders from the background check requirement for the transfer of a firearm.
Please contact Governor Ritter at (303) 866-2471 and express your disappointment in his veto of House Bill 1180. Thank you to all those who contacted their legislators during this process.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
May 16 Match results Here
- Four stages with a $20.00 entry fee.
- Sign-ups at 9:30 am; Match starts at 10:00 am with a brief safety meeting.
- Bring a concealment garment.
- Bring your IDPA membership cards. Please have them in hand and be prepared to show them at the sign-up table. (Does not apply to first-time shooters.)
- New shooters will be given a special safety meeting prior to the start of the match.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
On Monday, May 4, the Colorado State House concurred with the Senate version of House Bill 1180. HB1180 will now head to the desk of the Governor Bill Ritter (D) for his consideration.
Sponsored by State Representative Steve King (R-54), HB1180 will exempt
Please contact the Governor at (303) 866-2471 and urge him to sign House Bill 1180.
MONTANA SOVEREIGNTY BILLS HAVE NATIONAL SCOPE
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Gov. Brian Schweitzer has signed into law a bill that aims to exempt Montana-made guns from federal regulation.
House Bill 246 was sponsored by Republican Rep. Joel Boniek of Livingston. It applies only to guns made and kept in Montana.
Text of the New Law Here!
Thanks Bill for the heads up!!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Koh advocated a U.N.-governed regime to force the U.S. “to submit information about their small arms production.”
Koh supports the idea that the U.N. should be granted the power “to standardize national laws and procedures with member states of regional organizations.”
Koh’s ideas could lead to a national database of all firearm owners, as well as the use of international law to force the U.S. to pass laws to find out who owns guns.
Legal Advisor Nominee Advocates Global Gun Control
by Brian Darling
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