Iowa state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer, a Democrat, told a local newspaper that part of the solution to mass shootings is to ban and confiscate semi-automatic weapons.
As the Obama administration openly vows to use unconstitutional “executive orders” to further infringe on the right to keep and bear arms, gun rights activists, members of the law enforcement community, military personnel and others are pledging to resist. Everything from an armed uprising and nationwide civil disobedience to legal means of resistance like the courts and nullification is being openly discussed online and even in the establishment media.
While the Obama administration and some Democrat lawmakers plot ever more extreme assaults on the Second Amendment, state and local officials across the country are working just as hard to find ways to protect the gun rights of law-abiding citizens in their jurisdictions. One local Pennsylvania police chief is helping to lead the way, asking officials in his borough to pass an ordinance or resolution nullifying any unconstitutional attacks on the unalienable rights of residents.
New York Democratic Representative José Serrano is once again proposing a constitutional amendment to end presidential term limits after 15 years of attempts to pass the measure, which would repeal the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution.
Despite some noisy grilling by Senate Republicans, President Obama's nominee for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, due to his connections with insider organizations like the Atlantic Council and the Council on Foreign Relations, is virtually guaranteed the position.
On his first trip to Israel, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Monday that all U.S. foreign aid should be gradually eliminated, including the roughly $3 billion sent annually to the country he was visiting.
While the “Assault Weapons Ban” and federal registration scheme pushed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has already sparked a nationwide outcry against Washington’s latest attempt to further infringe on the right to keep and bear arms, the Obama administration has made clear that its own full-fledged assault on Americans’ gun rights aims to go even further. According to news reports citing officials, a task force led by Vice President Joe Biden is developing a gun control “package” including broad executive and legislative actions that could gut what remains of the Second Amendment. Even some Democrats have called the proposals “extreme.”
Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.) voted against a nearly $10 billion aid package for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The Texas state representative who authored a bill that would have, if it had passed, criminalized TSA pat-downs without probable cause in Texas is running for the powerful speaker of the house in Texas.