Published April 08, 2013
Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, an influential moderate, are said to be working on a deal that would allow the checks to apply to purchases at gun shows and Internet sales — but, importantly, exempt some sales between hunters or close relatives.
It’s unclear whether such a proposal would be embraced by pro-gun rights conservatives and the National Rifle Association, which so far has opposed the kind of comprehensive firearms legislation pushed by President Obama and his allies in Congress. But the issue of family members and others being subjected to an expanded background check system for sales between them has become an obstacle.
The NRA and other gun-rights advocates, while arguing the checks would eventually lead to a federal gun registry, also said they would be too cumbersome for the two groups – citing faraway trips to government offices and mandatory record keeping. They also say criminals would find ways to avoid the checks.
April 8, 2013 | Categories: Agency Regulation, Amendment Rights, America's Freedoms, America's National Security, Freedom Justice and Liberty, Government, Individual Rights and Freedoms, Liberal Scare Tactics, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, New Media News, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Propaganda | Tags: biggest impass, Gabby Giffords, gun control, gun control legislation, gun rights, Harry Reid, NRA, Pat Toomy, progressive Democrat Senate, Second Amendment, Senate | Leave A Comment »
Published March 16, 2013
OXON HILL, Md. – Conservatives are all but declaring victory on their defense of gun rights, exuding confidence as calls for aggressive controls in the wake of the Newtown elementary school massacre have given way to scaled-back expectations to firearm restrictions in Congress.
“They can call me crazy and whatever else they want, but NRA’s nearly 5 million members and America’s 100 million gun owners will not back down — not now, not ever,” an emboldened Wayne LaPierre, the CEO and executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, told conservatives gathered at an annual conference. He pointedly ignored President Barack Obama’s most restrictive proposals in his speech, using it instead to assail the one that has the potential of getting approved — a near-universal background check for gun owners.
March 16, 2013 | Categories: Elections Politics, Government, New Media News, Constitution, National Security, America's Freedoms, Politics, Corruption in Government, Media Corruption, Tea Party Conservatives, POTUS Elibility Issue, Undermining Constitution, America's National Security, Individual Rights, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Economic Security, Illegal Searches, Amendment Rights, Constitutional Rights, Corruption, Congress, Constitutional Responsibilities, POTUS Deception, America's Disarmament | Tags: confident, Conservatives, CPAC, federal gun measure, gun rights, MD, NRA, Oxon Hill, scaled back, Second Amendment, universal back ground check, Wayne LaPierre | Leave A Comment »
At next week’s State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama is likely to continue his ongoing push for more gun control. It’s a push first spurred on by Obama’s gun control allies in the liberal media. In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks quickly moved to exploit the tragedy to push for more gun control legislation while mostly ignoring solutions that respect gun owners’ Second Amendment rights.
MRC analysts reviewed all 216 gun policy stories on the Big Three networks’ evening (ABC’s World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News) and morning show programs (ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NBC’s Today), beginning with the evening of the shooting through January 17, the morning after Obama made his speech surrounded by children who had sent him letters pushing for more gun control.
February 8, 2013 | Categories: Agency Regulation, America's Disarmament, America's Freedoms, Constitution, Constitutional Rights, Freedom Justice and Liberty, Government, Individual Rights and Freedoms, Liberal Scare Tactics, Media Corruption, National Security, New Media News, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Propaganda | Tags: ABC, CBS, gun control, gun rights, liberal media bias, media bias, NBC, NRA, Obama, Obama gun control, Second Amendment | Leave A Comment »
The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts.Media discussions of gun control are dominated by two factors: the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment. But the over-riding factual question is whether gun control laws actually reduce gun crimes in general or murder rates in particular.
If, as gun control advocates claim, gun control laws really do control guns and save lives, there is nothing to prevent repealing the Second Amendment, any more than there was anything to prevent repealing the Eighteenth Amendment that created Prohibition.
January 22, 2013 | Categories: America's Freedoms, America's National Security, Constitution, Freedom Justice and Liberty, Individual Rights and Freedoms, New Media News | Tags: Constitutional right, gun control, gun control laws, murder rate, NRA, politics, Prohibition, Second Amendment, Thomas Sowell, videogames | Leave A Comment »
By Matt Hadro | December 27, 2012
CNN’s Carol Costello threw ugly smears and liberal talking points at the NRA’s president David Keene on Thursday. Keene repeatedly had to deflect criticisms that the NRA is out of touch with most Americans during a lengthy 15-minute grilling.
Costello resorted to sharing smears of the NRA from her Facebook page. “And many, many comments said, ‘Why is the NRA crazy? Why are they, like, out of touch with reality?’ A lot of people said – why do you think that people say those things about the NRA?” she asked Keene. [Video below the break. Audio here.]
Costello also quoted GOP pollster Frank Luntz smacking the NRA as out of touch. She described Luntz “as conservative as you can get,” even though he also polled for the anti-gun Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
December 27, 2012 | Categories: Agency Regulation, Amendment Rights, America's Disarmament, America's Freedoms, America's National Security, Armed Forces, Congress, Congress: Inquiries & Committees, Constitutional Responsibilities, Constitutional Rights, Consumer Issues, Corruption in Government, Education, Elections Politics, Government, Government Appointments, Illegal Searches, Individual Rights, Individual Rights and Freedoms, Liberal Scare Tactics, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Debt, National Security, New Media News, Political Incompetence, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Rejecting Political Correctess, War on Drugs, War on Terror | Tags: anti-gun socialist liberals, Carol Costello, CNN, cnn newsroom, David Keene, disarming Americans, Frank Luntz, liberal media bias, liberal smear, MRC, national rifle association, Newsbusters, NRA, politics, Second Amendment | Leave A Comment »
Published May 09, 2012
The conservative challenger who ousted longtime Republican Sen. Richard Lugar in the Indiana primary Tuesday is pointing to his victory as a sign the Tea Party is alive and well — as Democrats pounce on the win to argue the GOP is once again taking an “extremist” turn.
State Treasurer Richard Mourdock crushed Lugar, who has held his seat since 1977, by more than 20 percentage points. The frustration of defeat showed overnight, as Lugar criticized Mourdock’s “unrelenting partisan mindset.”
Mourdock, in an interview with Fox News Wednesday morning, said Lugar is “in my thoughts.”
“He is a great American, a historic figure,” Mourdock said, adding that his margin of victory must be “difficult” for Lugar.
But, he said, “it’s time to move forward,” and was unapologetic about the hard-charging race he ran and his vision for a strong conservative majority across Washington. In pointing to his win, he rejected the idea that the Tea Party is moving toward irrelevance.
May 9, 2012 | Categories: 2012 Election, America's Freedoms, America's National Security, American Exceptionalism, American Legacy People, Americans Reject Sharia and Islamic Supremacism, Class Warfare, Congress, Congress: Inquiries & Committees, Constitution, Constitutional Responsibilities, Corruption, Deficit, Due Process of Law, Economic Security, Education, Election 2012, Elections Politics, Electorate, Employer Uncertainty, Energy and Oil, Excessive Government Spending, Fiscal Responsibility, Freedom Justice and Liberty, Fuel Prices, Government, Government Regulations, Individual Rights and Freedoms, Jobs, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, Media Corruption, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Debt, National Security, New Media News, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Redistribution of Wealth, Rejecting Political Correctess, Religious Freedoms, Smaller Government, Tea Party Conservatives, TEA Taxed Enough Already, The Economy, Unfunded Union Pensions, UNIONS ACORN and SEIU | Tags: Americans reject Socialism, Club for Growth, CNN, Communism, Dick Lugar defeated, Election 2012, Indiana, lugar, Marxists in the White House, Mitt Romney, mourdock, NBC News, NRA, politics, primary, republican, Richard Mourdock, Sen. Richard Lugar, Tea Party, unemployment, wining Indiana Senate Primary | Leave A Comment »
How big a deal will this be in the Nevada Senate race?
The U.S. Senate recently considered a number of issues important to NRA members, including the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Out of respect for the confirmation process, the NRA did not announce its position on Ms. Kagan’s confirmation until the conclusion of her testimony before the Senate Judiciary committee. Her evasive testimony exacerbated grave concerns we had about her long-standing hostility towards the Second Amendment. As a result, the NRA strongly opposed her confirmation and made it clear at the time that we would be scoring this important vote.
August 27, 2010 | Categories: America's Freedoms, Constitution, Corruption in Government, Elections Politics, Government, Most Americans Reject Socialism, New Media News, Politics, Radical Liberal Progressive Left | Tags: Arms Act of 2005, assult weapons, DOJ, Elena Kagan, Eric Holder, Harry Reid, NRA, Second Amendment, Senate Majority Leader, Sharon Angle | 3 Comments »