Raymond Kelly has made it clear that he believes it should be as difficult as possible, and mostly illegal, for law-abiding Americans to own a firearm for self-defense.However, when it comes to defending his life, Kelly wants to be surrounded by firearms. Not only that, he wants other people to pay for it.
Outgoing New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly has long been anti-gun. And, as a minion of anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he is, naturally, an outspoken proponent of Bloomberg's gun control initiatives and agenda. But guess what? When he leaves office and reverts back to just being an "average citizen," Kelly wants for himself, what he would quickly deny to you: Self-defense in the form of armed protection.
Thanksgiving Day is not until next week, but we're going to get the next item out of the way now. We realize that normal people, who at other times are "in the fight" regarding the right to keep and bear arms, will want to enjoy the upcoming holiday the traditional way: gathered together with family and friends, strengthening the ties with people with whom they are closest, giving thanks for the good fortune to live in the greatest country on Earth, and for at least a day or two, trying to abstain from argument and controversy. "Normal people," that is.
Last January, National Review Editor Rich Lowry joined a host of others in denouncing Barack Obama's use of elementary school children at a press conference to unveil his gun control agenda, calling the spectacle "stupidly exploitative" and "infantile." A newly-released ad from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, however, suggests some in the anti-gun community have perversely taken that criticism as a challenge. With the new ad, the Brady Campaign seems intent on taking the tone of anti-gun arguments from the school yard to the nursery.
I don't know what holiday dinners are like at Michael Bloomberg's house, but I suspect there's an awful lot of picking at food while the windbag at the head of the table lectures the assembled guests about why he's right and they're all idiots. That's the message I get from his pet Mayors Against Illegal Guns organization, which wants its loyal minions, if there are any, to sit down to their Thanksgiving feasts and immediately start fights with relatives they haven't seen in a year about gun control.
When Ohio first licensed citizens to carry a concealed handgun nearly 10 years ago, then U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine was a little skeptical.He wasn't so sure it was a good idea.But after nearly 10 years of concealed carry not only has DeWine, the current Ohio Attorney General whose office oversees the program, changed his mind but he became a supporter. He's also a licensed concealed carrier."People are just more comfortable with it and it's much more accepted that people can have a concealed carry permit," DeWine said during a visit this week in Lima. "It's much more mainstream then it was when it started."
Democratic Virginia Governor elect Terry McAuliffe has appointed Lori Haas, the Virginia State Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, to his 54 member bipartisan transition team.
The last remnants of the federal long gun registry will survive into 2014.The Supreme Court of Canada agreed on Thursday to give the Quebec government one last shot at making the case for preserving provincial registry data.
Yesterday, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 203 by a 62-27 vote. Sponsored by state Representative Terry Johnson (R-90), HB 203 seeks to make important common sense improvements to Ohio’s current concealed carry and self-defense laws including the following:
Last week, Honolulu City Councilman Stanley Chang (District 4) introduced Resolution 13-280 calling on Congress to enact federal legislation to implement President Obama’s “Now is the Time” plan. This “plan” includes a broad spectrum of anti-gun policies including strict magazine capacity restrictions and bans on commonly owned semi-automatic rifles.
Johnny Jarriel was working his shift in the back office of a gas station in Douglasville, Ga. when a robber armed with a gun and pepper spray attacked him. The criminal sprayed Jarriel with the pepper spray, then put a gun to his head and forced him to the ground while threatening his life and demanding cash. Jarriel told the robber that the store’s safe was in another part of the business, then, while the criminal was distracted, Jarriel retrieved a gun and fired at his attacker, causing the robber to flee. Unfortunately, a few days after the incident, Jarriel’s employer fired him for violating the store’s no guns policy. Despite his termination, Jarriel, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, told a local media outlet, “I would not change a thing; I would change nothing.”
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was once asked by NBC's David Gregory how much he was willing to spend to spread his vision for gun control to every corner of the nation."I think I have an obligation as an American and as a citizen, as a human being, to help others. Smoking is gonna kill a billion people this century. I put $600 million of my own money into trying to stop the tobacco companies ... That's one issue. Who knows with this?"
The ATF would not comment on the draft rule, since it has not yet been released to the public, but a description provided by the White House asserts that it would target cases where guns go missing “in transit.”
After an impassioned debate, the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation that would make sweeping changes to the state's concealed weapons laws, including a so called "stand your ground" self defense provision.
A law that injects technology into the gun debate has lain dormant for more than 10 years. Now it may be about to wake up.In 2002, New Jersey passed a law saying that once technology is available to prevent a gun from being used by an unauthorized person, only that type of handgun may be sold in the state.
The 1,800 or so criminals who have killed, robbed or assaulted innocent people with guns in the District of Columbia so far this year were hauled into the police station to be fingerprinted, photographed and to undergo a criminal background check.Now, legal gun owners who have committed no crime are getting the exact same treatment. That is neither constitutional, nor fair.The latest gun control scheme that starts on Jan. 1 will force every legal firearm owner in the nation's capital to go in person to police headquarters to renew their registration certificates.
Gonzaga University says it will hold its first meeting to discuss the school's ban on firearms on December 3rd.The meeting comes after a recent incident in which two students displayed a handgun while confronting a home intruder. That is against policy because they live in a university managed apartment. The two students have been placed on probation.
GOOD NEWS - The so-called "gun show loophole" ordinance is dead -- for now. Enjoy the moment. BAD NEWS - The Commission, after killing the gun control ordinance, elected an anti-gun Chairman, Kristen Dozier and anti-gun Vice-Chairman, Mary Ann Lindley.
The Leon County Commission convened their meeting on November 19 at 3:00p.m. Immediately following the opening prayer and the pledge to the Flag, Chairman Nick Maddox recognized Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley who made a motion to WITHDRAW the gun control ordinance from the Agenda of the January 2014 meeting.
The National Rifle Association sued San Francisco on Tuesday, claiming the city violated the constitutional right to possess guns for self defense with a new ordinance banning possession of magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.