U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dead At 79

This is very unfortunate news. United States Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, has passed away at the age of 79. He was the author in the Heller v. District of Columbia decision. He was appointed by former president Ronald Reagan and he will be missed.

From Fox News:

His death means President Obama could have an unprecedented chance to try to shift the balance of the court during his final year in office — setting up a Senate battle in the heat of an election year.

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Mossberg Is Caving Into “Smart Guns”

It looks like Jonathan Mossberg, of Mossberg Group, is pushing so called “smart gun” technology in the form of a product called I-Gun. So it’s a good time to avoid any Mossberg products, until such companies understand that Americans, aren’t going to take the Obama mandates sitting down.

A post at calguns:

[from SF Chronicle – see http://www.biometricupdate.com – San Francisco smart gun symposium
attracting leading issue proponents and developers encouraged by President Obama’s call for more research
and development of smart guns…]

Sadly, it appears also that Jonathan Mossberg, of Mossberg Group, is pushing his I-Gun “smart gun” electronic
“pre-need, pre-failure” technology.

Sounds like boycott time of Mossberg Firearms is in order…. [His LinkedIn lists him as a past VP of Mossberg
Firearms, and undoubtedly some affiliation continues….]

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4th Circuit Applies Strict Scrutiny To Maryland Gun Control

Here’s a good ruling from the 4th Circuit. The court applied strict scrutiny to Maryland’s “Firearms Safety Act” in a two to one decision. The law banned so called “assault weapons” and 10+ round standard capacity magazines. Of course the gun prohibitionists will appeal. If this standard is ultimately applied, as it should, than such bans could likely fall.

From Legal Insurrection:

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for 4th Circuit did exactly that, applying strict scrutiny to Maryland’s “Firearms Safety Act,”…

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El Chapo’s .50 Cal Was Acquired Through Fast And Furious

In a government raid of property in Mexico, leading up the the arrest and recapture, of the infamous Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. A .50 caliber rifle was confiscated, that turns out to be one of the firearms, walked from the BATFE’s Fast and Furious operation. Where federal agents were directed, to allow criminals to purchase guns, even though they knew that said firearms were going to drug cartels.

From PJ Media:

When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives checked serial numbers of the eight weapons found in his possession, they found one of the two .50-caliber weapons traced back to the ATF program, sources said.

These firearms have already been used, by criminals in Mexico, to the tune of being involved in numerous shootings. One of which involved the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. All thanks to our current DOJ and the Obama administration.

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Fifth New Gun Control Bill Introduced In California

Another leftist legislator, is piling more, onto already excessive gun control bills in California. This time Democrat Assemblyman Mike Gipson, has introduced AB 1673. Which attempts to, redefine an “unfinished frame or receiver,” into a firearm. Even though it’s not technically a firearm. This looks like more targeting of what’s refered to as 80% builds.

Text of AB 1673:

This bill would expand the definition of “firearm” for those purposes and other purposes to include an unfinished frame or receiver that can be readily converted to the functional condition of a finished frame or receiver.

In California representatives of the people don’t uphold their oaths. They undermine public safety by doing the easiest thing possible. Blaming constitutional rights, because they lack character and are too chicken, to address their loser criminal constituents.

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Fourth Gun Control Bill Introduced In California

Once again, the out of touch so called representatives in California, can’t help themselves from authoring bad legislation. Using all their apparent energy to “do something,” which gets translated into targeting American gun owners, instead of people that actually break laws.

The “liberal” saviors, who claim to be on the side of the people, have no qualms about attacking the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, and dreaming up more reasons to persecute people. Where collectively they’ve created what has amounted to massive gun control regulation, over the last three decades, that citizens and law enforcement alike literally have trouble keeping up with.

Democratic Assemblyman Miguel Santiago of Los Angeles, has trouble dealing with the fact, that American citizens would actually be free to purchase all the guns they’d ever want. So in like minded hard leftist fashion, this malcontent has authored a bill, that would make Fidel Castro proud.

Assembly Bill 1674 would limit Californians, from buying more than one rifle, or shotgun per month. A version of the same ridiculous law that currently exists for handguns.

From the The Orange County Register:

Democratic Assemblyman Miguel Santiago of Los Angeles says his AB1674 responds to Californians purchasing more long guns than handguns in the last decade. Currently, anyone can buy as many rifles or shotguns as they want at any time

Assemblyman Miguel Santiago forgets that he’s living in the United States of America.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Obama’s Gun Control Executive Orders

Larry Klayman, former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor, NRA member, and chairman and general counsel of Freedom Watch. Has filed a lawsuit against President Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and the head of BATFE, Thomas Brandon.

From Freedom Watch:

The lawsuit alleges that Obama does not have the legal authority to redefine the laws enacted by Congress. Obama has ordered ATF to redefine, in its enforcement activities, who is a “dealer” in firearms “engaged in the business of selling firearms.

This can hopefully put a stop to President Obama’s nonsense.

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Third Gun Control Bill Introduced By Democrats In California

More gun hating do gooders, that intentionally ignore their terrible constituents, while jumping on the gun ban band wagon in California. With the introduction, of Senate Bill 880, that would outlaw rifles that are “mag-locked.” As if the restrictive nature of such items, poses some kind of danger, in and of themselves. Which is as illogical as it sounds, but then again it’s from the same lawmakers, that bankrupt the state. Nothing they do makes sense.

If you’re in California make sure you support the NRA, CRPA, Calguns Foundation, and FPC.

From the Firearms Policy Coalition:

Senate Bill 880 (authored by Senators Hall and Glazer) would expand the definition of “assault weapon” to mean a semi-automatic, centerfire rifle, or a semi-automatic pistol, that does not have a “fixed magazine” but has any one of the listed “evil features”, including “mag-locked” or “Bullet Button”-equipped firearms.

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New California Gun Bill Will Ban All Semi-Auto Rifles

As previously mentioned, AB 1663, would redefine current legal firearms in California. If there was any doubt what the attorney general of California, and the author and supporters, of said bill are after let such doubts stop now. The intent, is to ban all semi-auto rifles, and classify them as verboten “assault weapons” in California.

The recent media release of AB 1663, could have been boiled down to saying the intent, is to ban on all self loading rifles. Where it’s likely that Assembyman David Chiu, and Attorney General Kamala Harris, don’t have the actual courage to just say that.

From the NRA-ILA’s latest email on AB1663:

On Thursday, January 14, California’s NRA-PVF “F”-rated Attorney General, Kamala Harris, announced her support of freshman Assemblymember David Chiu’s introduction of Assembly Bill 1663 in a press release. AB 1663 would expand the classification of “assault weapons” to include all detachable magazine semi-automatic rifles and any rifle that uses a “bullet button.1” Gun owners who possess these firearms would be required to register them as “assault weapons” or face potential felony penalties, arrest, and confiscation of the firearm. AB 1663 will also ban the future sale of these firearms.

The NRA is giving good advice. Residents of California need to contact their representatives and the following:

These bills are detrimental to the Golden State’s law-abiding gun owners, which number in the hundreds of thousands. They would turn legally-owned semi-automatic firearms into what California law defines as an “assault weapon.” These same firearms are used in hunting, competitive shooting and for general legal use throughout the United States.

Assemblymembers David Chiu, Marc Levine, and Phil Ting must hear from all of California’s Second Amendment supporters opposing these erroneous bills. It is IMPERATIVE for you to forward this CRITICAL alert to your family, friends, fellow sportsmen, gun owners, and Second Amendment supports.

Contact information can be found below.

Assemblymember David Chiu (D-17)

(916) 319-2017

Contact page

assemblymember.chiu@assembly.ca.gov

Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-10)

(916) 319-2010

Contact page

levineforassembly@gmail.com

Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-19)

(916) 319-2019

Contact page

phil@philting.com

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Bills Introduced To Expand California’s “Assault Weapon” Ban

Not to be outdone my those pesky Americans, and their old fashioned and inconvenient(to leftists) constitutional rights, legislators and California Attorney General Kamala Harris are hard at work furthering the disarmament of citizens. By way of legislation that creates new legal definitions, that add to the state’s list of banned firearms, to include all centerfire rifles that have a “bullet button.”

There are two assembly bills introduced so far. Assembly bill 1663, which seeks to redfine semi-automatic centerfire rifles with detachable magazines, as including those with “bullet buttons.” Then there’s assembly bill 1664, which defines detachable magazine as “…an ammunition feeding device that can be removed readily from the firearm without disassembly…” of the firearm’s action.

From Firearms Policy Coalition:

SACRAMENTO – Today, Firearms Policy Coalition announced its opposition to a new gun control bill that would expand the reach of California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” to all semi-automatic centerfire rifles with detachable magazines, including “Bullet Button”-equipped firearms.

These are the people that support, ballot initiatives like Proposition 47, that increased recidivism among California’s criminals. Which immediately led to a crime wave. Because it’s basically a get out of jail card. All while the political class victim disarmers, are attacking the right of self defense, by way of criminal prosecution for those who dare exercise our Second Amendment right.

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