Thursday, February 19, 2009

Gun Grabbers Use Lies to Push Their Agenda

"...The bill would close the so-called "gun show/Internet loophole." It would prohibit private sales of pistols or assault weapons unless the buyer or seller was a federally licensed dealer, or used a licensed dealer to transfer the weapon. That includes sales at garage and estate sales and over the Internet, which are currently exempt from background checks." [link]

Yeah, you can read the underlined, bold print again. It was an exact quote from the source. I was under the impression that internet sales had to go through an FFL.

More Info on Student Suspended for Having a Valid CCW License

" officials maintain that state law also gives the public higher education system the right to ban guns from its campuses, regardless of whether gun owners have a permit. With backing from a guns-rights lobbying organization and Republican state legislators, the student filed an appeal of the university's disciplinary decision, arguing that the permit laws should trump the university's view of the issue." [link]

Just some more information on this story that is out there. Please support Mr. Maxwell. He is a Marine Corps Veteran and is a legally licensed to possess a CCW, which he does. Besides I would like to see how "university officials" claim that a university policy trumps state law? You can find campus contacts at this site.

For the first post on this go here.

Gun Control Loophole

Let's assume for a moment that the gun-grabbers decide to give up on their "traditional" approach to ban firearms. What we as owner, enthusiasts, collectors, etc... need to keep an eye out for are other means that this could be established. Unfortunately I think I may have found a very small loophole that may be a means of more restrictive gun-control that is far beyond the "traditional" method. As many of you know for a few years now gun-grabbers have been going the environmental route and going after the lead contained in projectiles. Luckily there are alternatives to lead, albeit a bit more expensive, but an easy work around. Let's now look at another environmental measure that has yet to rear its ugly head, but we should be very vigilant on this issue and its effects on our rights.

"The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act for the first time to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists blame for the warming of the planet, according to top Obama administration officials." [link]

Big deal some of you may say what does this have to do with my guns. Well depending on how far some want to push this, everything. This will even be a way to get at those old smoke poles that nearly everyone thinks will be exempt from gun control laws. If taken to the limits, gun-grabbers could push for outlawing every single firearm ever manufactured.

How you may ask? Simple chemistry. Lets start by looking at the combustion of blackpowder. 10 KNO3 + 3 S + 8 C → 2 K2CO3 + 3 K2SO4 + 6 CO2 + 5 N2 [link]. For those of you that know nothing about chemistry the right side of the equation (that part after the arrow) is what is produced after blackpowder ignites. The 6 CO2 means 6 molecules of carbon dioxide... Now see where I am going with this?

I apologize for not having a combustion formula for smokeless powder, but do some searching and you will find that it contains carbon and probably some oxygenated compounds as well. Upon combustion CO2 will end up being produced in some quantity.

We need to keep an eye out on this, because you can about guarantee that I am not the only one who has given this some thought and come to this conclusion.

Idiots and Gun Control

"Why can’t there be more stringent laws against guns in Salinas?... The initial question was posed by Peter Valdez of Salinas, who wanted to know why gun locks couldn’t be enforced in the city – forcing gang members to lock their guns in order to transport them."

And yet another idiot opens their mouth. Once again proving the old adage: "Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." Fortunately there was someone there with enough logic to answer this question very intelligently.

"Gang member are not going to adhere to the law,” said Bardoni, referring to how the criminals use illegal guns. “The problem is the outlaw element that is carrying the guns that we can’t control at this point.” [link]

Quote for the Day

"Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one..." -- Thomas Paine