25 September 2014

Anchorage 2nd Amendment Task Force: More Gun Control, No NRA Endorsment For Begich

New Gun Control Bill Introduced in Congress!

Every major piece of firearm legislation that has passed in the past three decades has taken something away from us. And now, Democrats are once again calling for an expansion of the federal government's gun background check law!
Nothing ever seems to be enough for these people. Gun control advocates continue to argue that American gun owners need to "compromise" for "common sense" gun reforms.

That's ridiculous! We have already "compromised" enough!

Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) has introduced H.R. 5606, a piece of legislation that would outlaw "homemade" firearms and some Republicans are reportedly considering supporting it.

Last year, a bipartisan majority in both chambers of Congress voted to pass the Undetectable Firearms Act. Obama signed the bill into law and it is now once again illegal to build a firearm made entirely out of plastic.

The original bill was going to be much stricter. Democrats wanted to ban a wide range of popular guns simply because they had plastic parts. Republicans have told us to just be happy that the Democrats didn't get exactly what they wanted… But that's not how this is supposed to work.

Now, Democrats are making another big push to make it illegal for citizens to build their own guns.

But we shouldn't have to swallow ANY bitter pill when it comes the Second Amendment!

This is so recent that the congressional press office hasn't even published the text of the bill yet. But H.R. 5606 is real and it is coming.

Many pundits have suggested that this bill has no chance of making it through the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, but they said the same about the bill to ban plastic guns…

And what did John Boehner do? He caved under the pressure and allowed the plastic gun ban to be passed.

Rep. Honda is also the author of H.R. 5344, a bill that would outlaw civilian possession of body armor. And the rumor is that the both bills will be combined into a new piece of gun control legislation.

It isn't hard to tell why Rep. Mike Honda and his allies are trying to ban "homemade" firearms. The process of machining a piece of aluminum into a workable firearm requires a lot of skill that the average criminal doesn't possess.

Criminals don't need to build their own guns. They just steal them or buy them on the street.

No, Democrats want to ban homemade guns because they want to make sure that the government knows everyone who has a gun!

One of the main reasons that Americans build their own firearms is because they believe it is none of the government's business what weapons they own.

Liberals are terrified of YOU! They see the American people as a potential threat to their tyranny. And do you know what? They should be afraid of us! Members of Congress should be afraid of reprisal if they trample on our rights.

Liberals claim that the background check system stops felons and fugitives from buying guns. But only around 0.06% of all background check denials are actually prosecuted.

In 2010, for example, there were more than 34,000 felons and almost 14,000 fugitives who were denied during the background check process. The Obama administration only prosecuted FORTY-FOUR (44) of them!

We know that the NICS system doesn't punish criminals because the administration can't even be bothered to prosecute them once they're caught… What the background check system does accomplish, however, is that it gives the administration an idea of who is purchasing firearms.

Liberals don't want us to own unregistered firearms and body armor because they want to eliminate your ability to resist tyranny.

Whether you build your own firearms or not… whether you own body armor or not…
You should have the right to own whatever you want and the only reason that these liberals and RINOs want to take that right away is because they want to CONTROL you!

We've been burned before. So-called "conservatives" supported similar legislation last year with regards to plastic guns. We cannot afford to assume they won't support this again!

NRA Refuses Begich Endorsement Over Votes For Anti-Gun Judges
For Immediate Release
September 24, 2014
Contact: ARP Headquarters, (907) 276-4467, PressRelease@AlaskaRepublicans.com

ANCHORAGE – This afternoon Chairman Peter S. Goldberg released the following statement in response to the NRA's decision to withhold their endorsement from Mark Begich:

"Today the National Rifle Association stood by law abiding Alaskans who value their Second Amendment rights by refusing to endorse Mark Begich," said Alaska Republican Party Chairman Peter Goldberg, a 50 year life member of the NRA. "Begich's votes for President Obama's extreme anti-gun Supreme Court judges threaten the Second Amendment and our way of life in Alaska. For every gun owning Alaskan, that is reason enough to go to the polls on November 4th and vote for Dan Sullivan. He is the only candidate who we can trust to stand up to President Obama and protect our Second Amendment rights in Washington, D.C."
Begich Voted To Confirm Elena Kagan, Obama's Nominee To Be An Associate Justice Of The U.S. Supreme Court.  "Confirmation of President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan of Massachusetts to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court." (CQ Vote #229: Confirmed 63-37: R 5-36; D 56-1; I 2-0, 8/5/10, Begich Voted Yea)

·       The NRA Said Kagan Represented "A Clear And Present Danger To The Right To Keep And Bear Arms." "The National Rifle Association came out forcefully on Thursday against Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court, saying her positions 'represent a clear and present danger to the right to keep and bear arms.' Senior executives for the gun rights group said they have examined Kagan's record and found 'nothing to indicate support for the Second Amendment.' They also labeled her 'clearly out of step with mainstream America.'" (Susan Crabtree, "NRA: Kagan A Threat To Gun Rights," The Hill, 7/1/10)

Begich Voted To Confirm Sonia Sotomayor, Obama's Nominee To Be An Associate Justice Of The U.S. Supreme Court. "Confirmation of President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor of New York to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court." (CQ Vote #262: Confirmed 68-31: R 9-31; D 57-0; I 2-0, 8/6/09, Begich Voted Yea)

·       The NRA Had "Great Reservations" About Sotomayor. "Gun owners are a core constituency for some senators, and the National Rifle Association has expressed great reservations about Judge Sotomayor." (Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Neil A. Lewis, "Sotomayor Fends Off Republican Queries On Abortion And Guns," The New York Times, 7/16/09)

·       The NRA Said Sotomayor Had A "Hostile View Of The Second Amendment." "The National Rifle Association, which had not taken a position on Judge Sonia Sotomayor, today declare its opposition to her Supreme Court nomination, declaring that she has a 'hostile view of the Second Amendment and the fundamental right of self-defense guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution.'" (Naftali Bendavid, "NRA Opposes Sotomayor, Cites 'Hostile View' of Gun Rights," The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire Blog, Wall Street Journal, Posted 7/16/09)
Mark Begich Voted To Confirm All Of President Obama's Liberal 9th Circuit Judicial Nominees. "But when it comes to confirming Obama's choices for the bench, Begich has been accommodating. Since the Senate changed its filibuster requirements in November, he has cast only a single vote against one of the president's judicial nominees, opposing Edward G. Smith, whom the Senate confirmed in March to preside over the Eastern District of Pennsylvania." (Alexander Bolton, "Red-state Dems on the hot seat," The Hill, 7/15/14) 
President Obama Reiterated His Call For More Gun Control. "Today, we must do the same -- rejecting atrocities like these as the new normal and renewing our call for common-sense reforms that respect our traditions while reducing the gun violence that shatters too many American families every day." Proposals from the Obama administration have included expanded background checks, a revival of the assault weapons ban, and restrictions on the sizes of gun magazines. Congress has blocked these proposals, amid protests from Republicans and others that the administration's plans threaten Second Amendment gun rights." (David Jackson, "Obama urges new gun laws in wake of Navy Yard shooting," USA Today, 9/16/14)
Michael Bloomberg, Whose Anti-Gun Group Begich Was Once A Member Of, Gave $2.5 Million To Harry Reid's Senate Majority PAC. "Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $2.5 million to a super PAC aimed at helping Senate Democrats maintain their majority, a potentially significant development that could have a big impact in 2014. Bloomberg, one of the richest men in the world, made the donation to Senate Majority PAC, which is run by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other top Democrats." (John Bresnahan, "Michael Bloomberg Gives $2.5M To Senate Majority PAC," Politico, 1/7/14)

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