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Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine on Gun Control

This article posted by NRA-ILA begins with a little history on the candidate…

In May 2000, Tim Kaine, then-mayor of Richmond, Va., used more than $6,000 in public funds to charter eight buses. The buses were used to transport city residents from Richmond to the anti-gun, and inaccurately named, Million Mom March in Washington, D.C.

The Million Mom March was sponsored and organized by extremist gun control organization the Bell Campaign, which was later renamed the Million Mom March Foundation. The Bell Campaign supported a litany of gun control measures, including gun rationing, a ban on the possession of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and their magazines, firearm owner licensing, and gun registration. In regards to the right to keep and bear arms, the Bell Campaign contended, “The Second Amendment does not, and never did, protect the private ownership of guns for private purposes.”

Following a public outcry over the use of public funds for political purposes, including criticism from Richmond City Council members, Kaine was forced to seek private funds to reimburse the city. Despite the disapproval of citizens and his fellow public officials, Kaine was reluctant to admit wrongdoing, with the Richmond Times-Dispatch noting, “Kaine defended the subsidy on the ground that Richmond always has supported stricter gun laws.” At the time, the Times-Dispatch also reported that in regard to gun control, Kaine said, “I can’t think of an issue I’d rather be aligned with than this.”

This gross misuse of taxpayer dollars to advocate for extreme gun controls is indicative of Kaine’s 20 year public career, during which he has ceaselessly attacked the rights of law-abiding gun owners. In choosing Kaine as her running mate, Hillary Clinton has chosen one of the rare politicians that comes close to matching her zeal for restricting gun rights.

In 2001, Kaine ran for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. During the campaign, Kaine staked out several anti-gun positions. On October 29, 2001, the anti-gun Washington Post endorsed Kaine, citing his support for Virginia’s one-handgun-a-month rationing law and restrictions on the Right-to-Carry in restaurants that serve alcohol. Kaine also earned the endorsement of the Brady Campaign, who called him the “clear choice,” noting, “As Mayor of Richmond, Kaine was a strong supporter of enforcing and strengthening Virginia gun laws…”

In 2005, Kaine ran for Governor of Virginia. During the race, Kaine worked to disguise his anti-gun politics. Doing his best John Kerry impression, Kaine posed as a sportsman at a skeet shooting event, shotgun in hand.

In April 2006, Kaine vetoed legislation that would have permitted law-abiding gun owners to store a firearm in a locked container within a vehicle without obtaining Right-to-Carry permit.

In April 2007, in the aftermath of the tragic shooting at Virginia Tech, Kaine wasted no time in pushing for gun control.

In March 2008, Kaine again vetoed legislation that would have permitted law-abiding individuals to possess a firearm in a locked container within their car without obtaining a Right-to-Carry permit. Kaine also vetoed legislation that would have allowed Right-to-Carry permit holders to carry concealed in restaurants that serves alcohol.

In March 2009, Kaine once again vetoed vehicle and restaurant carry legislation. Kaine also vetoed separate legislation that would have merely permitted retired law enforcement officers to exercise their Right-to-Carry in restaurants that serve alcohol. Further, Kaine rejected legislation that would have made it easier to obtain a Right-to-Carry permit, by allowing applicants to complete the requisite training online. He also rejected legislation exempting active-duty service members from Virginia’s one-handgun-a-month law.

Overlapping with his term as governor of Virginia, Kaine served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from January 2009 to April 2011. In this role, Kaine advocated for federal gun control legislation offered by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) that would have banned magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds. As pointed out by the Huffington Post, during an appearance on Political Capital with Al Hunt in January 2011, Kaine expressed his support for McCarthy’s bill, stating that it was the “kind of legislation that I’ve long supported.”

In the wake of the December 2012 shooting in Newtown, Conn. gun control advocates forced votes on several pieces of gun control legislation on April 17, 2013. The centerpiece of the gun control effort was the Manchin amendment, which would have banned the private transfer of firearms at gun shows and in transactions pursuant to an online or print publication. Kaine voted in favor of the restrictions. That same day, Kaine voted in favor Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) amendment to ban commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds. Worse than the 1994 Clinton ban, the Feinstein amendment would have banned semi-automatic firearms that accept a detachable magazine and have only one disqualifying feature, such as a pistol grip or telescoping stock. Similarly, Kaine voted for Sen. Joe Lautenberg’s (D-N.J.) amendment to ban magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds.

In September 2015, Kaine introduced his, “Responsible Transfer of Firearms Act.” The legislation would hold dealers liable for transferring a firearm to a prohibited person, unless they had “taken reasonable steps to determine that the recipient [was] not legally barred from possessing firearms or ammunition…” This ambiguous burden is presumably in addition to the background checks dealers are already required to conduct on their customers. In a further attack on the firearms industry and its customers, in January 2016, Kaine cosponsored legislation to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

On December 3, 2015, Kaine made it clear to all that he values the Fifth Amendment no more than the Second, when he voted in favor of terror watch list gun control legislation offered by Sen. Feinstein. The legislation would have illegitimately empowered the federal government to strip the Second Amendment rights of an individual on a secret government watch list absent the due process guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment.

On June 20, 2016, Kaine again voted an iteration of Sen. Feinstein’s terror watch list gun control legislation. Further, Kaine supported legislation offered by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) that would have required nearly all firearms transfers to be conducted pursuant to a background check and through a Federal Firearms Licensee. The legislation also attacked gun owner privacy by placing a burden on gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to the federal government within 48 hours. During this time Kaine announced his support for efforts to repeal the prohibition on the Centers for Disease Control’s use of public funds to advocate for gun control.

More than 15-years after being rebuked for squandering taxpayer dollars on gun control advocacy as mayor of Richmond, Kaine is still eager to attack gun own owners’ rights by any means at his disposal, and he still isn’t above looting the public treasury to do it.

It doesn’t appear, over this 20 year career, that Kaine has ever seen a type of gun control that he wasn’t in favor of. Clinton, based on her commitment to destroying the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans, couldn’t have chosen a more suitable running mate.

First Gold of Summer Olympics

Congratulations to 19 year old Ginny Thrasher who became the 1st gold medalist of the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning the women’s 10-meter air rifle competition.

Surprisingly Ginny’s first exposure to shooting occurred only few years prior, on a hunting trip with her grandfather. That experience resonated with her so well that the then-figure skater began devoting her full competitive energy into marksmanship.

“I am so proud of being American,” she told ABC News. “I am so proud to stand on that podium, to listen to my nation’s anthem and to just be able to represent, and start off this Rio 2016 games on such a positive note.”

Thank you Ginny for your hard work and dedication. Congratulations!

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How do you protect yourself? With Paper or Lead?

Original Story by Jenn Jacques, Posted at 11:39 am on July 20, 2016

Police say a Leitchfield, KY woman had an active domestic violence order against her 43-year-old ex-boyfriend Patrick Decker. Decker was told by family members and more importantly by the courts to stay away from her home and not to have any contact or communication with her.

Authorities said Decker had ignored the restraining order and went to her house where he proceeded to bang on the windows and doors. After Decker kicked in the door and gained entry into her home, the woman fired several shots at him, hitting him in the chest at least one time. Decker ran a couple hundred feet back to his parent’s home next door before collapsing in their driveway and the coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

According to police, Decker’s criminal history includes burglary, rape, kidnapping and assault. The sheriff’s release also stated his ex-girlfriend feared for her life and the life of her 11-year-old son, who was in the home at the time of the incident.

In this case, the pen was not mightier than the sword.

Colion Noir Calls Out Violence Bating Main Stream Media

Anti-gun media outlets have made much of the NRA’s refusal to rush to judgment in the shooting death of Philando Castile to push the narrative that the organization “doesn’t care about black people.” Colion Noir fires back against that claim, pointing out that the NRA fights effectively for the constitutional rights of people of all races.

 

“Fact Checkers” Embarrass Themselves Covering for Hillary

At a campaign rally in Lynden, Washington on May 7th, presidential nominee Donald Trump said, “Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment. She wants to abolish it. Hillary Clinton wants to take your guns away.”

Anyone who has heard her speak before knows that to be the case.

However, in the days since his statement, the Annenberg Foundation’s FactCheck.org and PolitiFact have bent over backwards to defend Hillary Clinton from this description of her positions. These outlets’ attempts to contort Clinton’s record to suit their agenda is so shameless one hopes the efforts prompt Columbia University to create a Pulitzer Prize for cognitive dissonance.

Both FactCheck.org and PolitiFact take a handful of carefully selected statements Clinton and her campaign have made at face-value, while dismissing her more candid statements.

On September 24, 2015, at a fundraiser held at the New York City home of John Zaccaro, Clinton made her views on the Second Amendment abundantly clear. An audio recording of the private event captured the candidate stating, “the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.”

For most Americans, the Second Amendment is synonymous with protection of the individual right to keep and bears arms, thus an effort to eliminate the latter is rightly thought of as an attempt at abolishing the former. Illustrating this link in the minds of the vast majority of Americans, a USA Today/Gallup poll from February 2008 found that 73-percent of respondents understood the Second Amendment to protect “the rights of Americans to own guns,” rather than “members of state militias such as National Guard units.” In 2009, a similar CNN poll found that 77-percent of Americans endorsed the individual rights interpretation of the Second Amendment.

In her response, Clinton, exhibiting a knowledge of the contours of the Australian confiscation scheme, stated, “In the Australian example, as I recall, that was a buyback program. The Australian government, as part of trying to clamp down on the availability of automatic weapons, offered a good price for buying hundreds of thousands of guns.” Clinton concludes her answer by noting, “So I think that’s worth considering. I do not know enough detail to tell you how we would do it, or how would it work, but certainly the Australian example is worth looking at.”

In 2004, Clinton took to the Senate floor to oppose the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which protects firearm manufacturers and dealers from liability arising from the unlawful actions of a third party. On March 6, after having been repeatedly attacked by Clinton for not opposing the PLCAA, Clinton’s opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), said of her position, “what you’re really talking about is people saying let’s end gun manufacturing in America. That’s the implications of that. And I don’t agree with that.”

Now we have self-described socialist, Bernie Sanders, even stating her desire to hinder American’s from owning guns.

Hillary to Attack Gun Owners Her “First Day” in Office

In what has become as reliable as clockwork, with the passing of another week comes another Hillary Clinton attack on gun owners. This time, the front runner for the Democratic presidential nomination explained to supporters her intent to make an assault on gun rights and NRA one of her top priorities. A video of her comments has been distributed by Breitbart.com and can be viewed by clicking here.

Somewhat of a political pragmatist, Barack Obama waited until he secured a second term before launching most of his efforts to restrict firearm ownership. Hillary Clinton is continually making clear that under her reign gun owners would receive no such reprieve.

This is why NRA members, along with their families and friends, must get involved in our efforts to secure a victory for gun owners this fall. At the bare minimum, gun owners must ensure that they and their loved ones are registered to vote. For those that can contribute more to our fight for freedom, NRA-ILA’s Grassroots Division can connect you with volunteer opportunities anywhere in the country, and NRA has made it easier than ever to participate in our efforts. To register to vote or explore further opportunities to help, please visit NRA-ILA’s Election Center.

Bill Introduced, Firearm Due Process Protection Act

On April 19th, new legislation to combat errors of the National Criminal Background Check System (NICS) was introduced by Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN). H.R. 4980, the Firearm Due Process Protection Act, affords those who are denied a firearm purchase an effective and expeditious means of correcting any misinformation that would erroneously cause such a result.

Due process is a fundamental pillar of the American constitutional system, and the NRA commends Rep. Emmer on his efforts in introducing this legislation.

In January, we reported on the alarming news that the FBI had “temporarily” suspended work on processing appeals of denials issued by NICS. The backlog of pending appeals at the time stood at 7,100. As we noted in that article, FBI data from 2014 showed that some 5% of the denials rendered by NICS that year were later overturned on appeal, meaning 4,411 people who had initially been erroneously denied were later able to vindicate their rights.

Rep. Emmers bill would address these problems in several ways. First, it would require the government to make a final determination on an appeal within 60 days after it received information in support of the claim. If the matter was not resolved within this timeframe, the individual would have the right to bring an action in federal court for a declaratory judgment on the person’s eligibility to receive and possess a firearm; a hearing would have to be held within 30 days after the action is brought.

To read more about this and other important gun legislation, visit www.nraila.org.

Violent Home Invader Shot and Killed

(Released by HST Public Affairs)A violent New Years day home invasion ended with the home owners shaken but safe thanks to their ability to fight fire with fire.

The armed invader, who had a long and violent police record, broke into a home in Lakeland, Florida and began shooting at the two people inside. One of the occupants was able to fire back, striking and killing the invader.

The Polk County Sheriff, Grady Judd, sent a clear message to any others thinking of doing the same in his county.

 

“Forcing your way into an occupied residence is a bold and foolish decision – if you are foolish enough to break into someone’s home, you can expect to be shot in Polk County.”

Thankfully, no one else was injured.

The investigation is ongoing, but so far no charges have been brought against the armed homeowner.