Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Gun News

Cox: Michelle Obama’s warning to gun owners

At a recent fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election campaign in Providence, Rhode Island, the first lady told her audience: “We stand at a fundamental crossroads for our country. You’re here because you know that in just 13 months, we’re going to make a choice that will impact our lives for decades to come … let’s not forget what it meant when my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices … let’s not forget the impact that their decisions will have on our lives for decades to come.” This was music to the ears of the small, affluent crowd of admirers who cheered and applauded. But to gun owners, Michelle Obama’s remarks should sound like a warning bell, alerting us to the danger ahead should Barack Obama win re-election and get the opportunity to alter the current make-up of the Supreme Court.

Read About It: The Daily Caller

Philippines: Bill bans officials, citizens from carrying guns

A group is pushing for a bill that seeks to stop giving permits to carry firearms to government officials and private individuals. During a hearing of the Senate public order committee on Tuesday, the Gunless Society of the Philippines expressed support for Senate Bill 129 by Sen. Franklin Drilon and its counterpart measure at the House of Representatives.

Measure to protect Second Amendment rights for vets clears House

Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today praised the House for passing his Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act as a part of a larger piece of vets related legislation. Rehberg's bill, which was included in H.R.2349, protects veterans gun rights unless they are determined to be a danger to themselves or others by a judicial authority.

California: Gun enthusiasts up in arms

The law will outlaw carrying an exposed, unloaded handgun in a public place and in or on a vehicle. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill Monday morning and the law will take effect Jan. 1, according to the Associated Press. Violation of the law will be a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine up to $1,000.

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