Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Gun Control Groups to ‘Spend What It Takes’ to Defeat National Reciprocity



Gun Control Groups to ‘Spend What It Takes’ to Defeat National Reciprocity
by AWR Hawkins 26 Apr 2017
Micheal Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety and Gabby Giffords’ Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS) are vowing to “spend what it takes” to defeat the national reciprocity legislation currently being considered by Congress.

The legislation–put forth in the House by Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC-8)–would treat concealed carry permits like a driver’s license, making a permit from one state valid in the other 49. This would free law-abiding citizens from the burdensome patchwork of concealed carry laws that presently result in carry permits being valid in some states, but not in others.

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has put forward companion legislation in the Senate.
According to The Guardian, Everytown and ARS vow to do their utmost to defeat an expanded recognition of the carry permits of law-abiding citizens. Both groups argue that national recognition of concealed carry permits would be unsafe because of the different training standards for permits in each state.

This complaint is actually a not-so-veiled admission that national reciprocity would force gun control states like California, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York, to allow the exercise of Second Amendment rights by concealed carry permit holders from other states.

For example, California currently refuses to recognize the concealed carry permit from the other 49 states and places so many limitations on its own residents that fewer than 80,000 in-state permit holders exist. This scenario will be done away once national reciprocity forces recognition of the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Peter Ambler is the executive director of Giffords’ gun control group and he suggests national reciprocity has only gained momentum because people are uneducated. He said, “We’ve got an education deficit both on the Hill and around town among members of Congress, senators, staff, members of the media.”

On April 10, 2017, Breitbart News reported that Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety pledged $25 million to defeat national reciprocity.

Gabby Giffords
Gabrielle Giffords is a co-founder for the Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), married to Mark E. Kelly, an advisory board member for the Truman Center for National Policy, and an advisory board member for the Truman National Security Project.

Note: Mark E. Kelly is married to Gabrielle Giffords, and a co-founder for the Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS).
Kamala D. Harris is an advisory board member for the Truman Center for National Policy, a member of the California congressional delegation, was an advisory board member for the Truman National Security Project, and an attorney general for the California state government.
Eric H. Holder Jr. is an outside counsel for the California state government, a partner at
Covington & Burling LLP, was an attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice, a board member for the American Constitution Society, and an intern at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.
Covington & Burling LLP was the lobby firm for the Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS).
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and a Bureau for “Gun Safety & Gun Control”.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the American Constitution Society, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank).
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone.  
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, the Harlem Children's Zone, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), and the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Michael R. Bloomberg was a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone, a contributor for the Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), is a co-chair for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the founder of Independence USA PAC, and the founder of Everytown for Gun Safety.
Americans for Responsible Solutions is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” PAC for guns.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Independence USA PAC is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” PAC for guns.
Everytown for Gun Safety is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Warren E. Buffett is an advisory board member for Everytown for Gun Safety, and an adviser for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).
Margaret A. Hamburg was a VP for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), and is a member of the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age.
Eric H. Holder Jr. is a member of the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, an outside counsel for the California state government, a partner at
Covington & Burling LLP, was an attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice, a board member for the American Constitution Society, and an intern at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.
Covington & Burling LLP was the lobby firm for the Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS).
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and a Bureau for “Gun Safety & Gun Control”.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank) was a funder for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).
Jessica Tuchman Mathews is a director at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), was the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), a director at the American Friends of Bilderberg (think tank), an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).
Ed Griffin’s interview with Norman Dodd in 1982
(The investigation into the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace uncovered the plans for population control by involving the United States in war)
Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr. is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Commercial Club of Chicago, Members Directory A-Z (Past Research)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Kathleen L. Brown is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, Jerry Brown’s sister, and was the California state government treasurer.
Jerry Brown is Kathleen L. Brown’s brother, and the California state government governor.
Gov. Jerry Brown signs bulk of sweeping gun-control package into law, vetoes five bills
July 30, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
Gov. Jerry Brown today signed a Draconian gun control package that turns California’s law-abiding gun owners into second-class citizens,” said Amy Hunter, California spokesperson for the group. “The governor and legislature exploited a terrorist attack to push these measures through even though the state’s already restrictive laws did nothing to stop the attack in San Bernadino.
R. Eden Martin is the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and counsel at Sidley Austin LLP.
Newton N. Minow is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP.
Michelle Obama was a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.   
Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP.
Faith Elizabeth Gay was an attorney at Sidley Austin LLP, and is a board of adviser’s member for the American Constitution Society.
Eric H. Holder Jr. was a board member for the American Constitution Society, an attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice, an intern at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, is an outside counsel for the California state government, and a partner at Covington & Burling LLP.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and a Bureau for “Gun Safety & Gun Control”.
Covington & Burling LLP was the lobby firm for the Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS).

Jon Bon Jovi: Trump’s Candidacy ‘Scares the Sh*t Out of Me’


Jon Bon Jovi: Trump’s Candidacy ‘Scares the Sh*t Out of Me’
by Daniel Nussbaum 25 Sep 2016
Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi is concerned that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a chance to win the White House in November.

In an interview with music website Gigwise this weekend, the 54-year-old rocker said that Trump’s political ascent in the United States, along with former UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s rise in the UK, represents “history repeating itself.”

“It’s an unbelievable time in American politics and it scares the sh*t out of me,” Bon Jovi said. “I pray he’s not the next president of the United States. It’s incredible that the man can lie to you. You tell him here’s factually what you said that’s incorrect and then he tells it the same [again].”

Bon Jovi — who has performed at fundraisers for the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, and last week helped Bill Clinton close out his final Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York — blamed the media for blowing Trump’s candidacy “out of proportion.”

Still, the rocker seemed concerned that Trump could win the election.

“If Hillary Clinton has a bad debate next week then we could be in for trouble,” he added.

In an interview with the Mirror this weekend, Bon Jovi defended Clinton over claims that she is not healthy enough to be president. Concerns about Clinton’s health received renewed attention this month after the candidate appeared to stumble while getting into a van outside a September 11 memorial event in New York City. Clinton’s campaign later said the candidate had been diagnosed with pneumonia.

“I think she’s in good health, she’s in [a] much better way and you can completely understand why she needed a moment,” he told the paper. “You get sick running around like that.”

Bon Jovi’s comments come as other American rock stars have weighed in on the 2016 race.

In portions of an interview with Rolling Stone published Friday, Bruce Springsteen slammed Trump as a “moron” whose candidacy, he said, represents a “tragedy for our democracy.”

“The republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic,” the E Street Band leader told the outlet.

Other singers who have ripped the Republican candidate in recent weeks include Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, Cher and Barbra Streisand.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand is the founder of the Barbra Streisand Foundation, a Sunshine, Sachs & Associates client, and made the National Rifle Association enemies list listed in 2013.

Note: Barbra Streisand Foundation was a funder for the American Constitution Society.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the American Constitution Society.
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations.   
Clifford M. Sloan was a director at the American Constitution Society, and the attorney for Bon Jovi.
Jon Bon Jovi is the lead singer for Bon Jovi, a Sunshine, Sachs & Associates client, a supporter for the 2008 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, and made the National Rifle Association enemies list listed in 2013.
Debo P. Adegbile is a director at the American Constitution Society, and was an assistant attorney general nominee for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Walter E. Dellinger III is a board of adviser’s member for the American Constitution Society, and was an acting solicitor general for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Christine A. Varney is a director at the American Constitution Society, and was an assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Eric H. Holder Jr. was a board member for the American Constitution Society, and an attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Robert Raben was a director at the American Constitution Society, and an assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Janet Reno was a board of adviser’s member for the American Constitution Society, and an attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Philippa Scarlett was a deputy associate attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice, and a director at the American Constitution Society.
Clifford M. Sloan was a director at the American Constitution Society, and an attorney for Bon Jovi.
Jon Bon Jovi is the lead singer for Bon Jovi, a Sunshine, Sachs & Associates client, a supporter for the 2008 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, and made the National Rifle Association enemies list listed in 2013.
Barbra Streisand is a Sunshine, Sachs & Associates client, the founder of the Barbra Streisand Foundation, and made the National Rifle Association enemies list listed in 2013.
Barbra Streisand Foundation was a funder for the American Constitution Society.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the American Constitution Society.
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations.   
Mario M. Cuomo was a board of adviser’s member for the American Constitution Society, and Maria Cuomo Cole’s father.
Maria Cuomo Cole is Mario M. Cuomo’s daughter, and a trustee at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Raben Group was the lobby firm for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Robert Raben is the president & founder of the Raben Group, was an assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice, and a director at the American Constitution Society.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Barbra Streisand Foundation was a funder for the American Constitution Society.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the American Constitution Society.
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations.   
Clifford M. Sloan was a director at the American Constitution Society, and the attorney for Bon Jovi.
Jon Bon Jovi is the lead singer for Bon Jovi, a Sunshine, Sachs & Associates client, a supporter for the 2008 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, and made the National Rifle Association enemies list listed in 2013.
Barbra Streisand is a Sunshine, Sachs & Associates client, the founder of the Barbra Streisand Foundation, and made the National Rifle Association enemies list listed in 2013.
Jann S. Wenner made the National Rifle Association enemies list listed in 2013, and is the founder of the Rolling Stone.
Evan Springsteen was an intern at Rolling Stone, and is Bruce Springsteen’s son.
Bruce Springsteen is Evan Springsteen’s father, and made the National Rifle Association enemies list listed in 2013.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Chicago Mayor: City Needs More Regulations on Federally Licensed Gun Dealers



Chicago Mayor: City Needs More Regulations on Federally Licensed Gun Dealers
by AWR Hawkins 24 Apr 2017
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) is pushing more gun control for Federal Firearms License holders (FFLs) in the city.

He couched the push as an attempt to fight straw purchases but did not mention that Illinois law already makes it illegal to sell a gun to someone who lacks the legal documentation to buy one and also prohibits someone from purchasing a gun for any individual who cannot legally purchase one themselves.

In fact, the NRA-ILA reports Illinois laws governing gun sales and transfers are some of the most stringent in the nation.

Regarding the sale of guns:

A person commits the offense of unlawful sale or delivery of firearms when he or she knowingly… Sells or transfers ownership of a firearm to a… person who does not display to the seller or transferor of the firearm either: (1) a currently valid Firearm Owner’s Identification Card that has previously been issued in the transferee’s name by the Department of State Police under the provisions of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act; or (2) a currently valid license to carry a concealed firearm that has previously been issued in the transferee’s name by the Department of State Police under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.

A violation of the Illinois law is a Class 4 felony that can result in up to three years in prison. 

And in addition to the rules barring sales to those not possessing a FOID card or concealed carry permit, another law–720 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/24-3.5–bars individuals from buying guns for persons prohibited from buying them for themselves:

A person commits the offense of unlawful purchase of a firearm who knowingly purchases or attempts to purchase a firearm with the intent to deliver that firearm to another person who is prohibited by federal or State law from possessing a firearm.

In addition to the Illinois laws against straw purchases, ATF form 4473 makes clear that the purchaser of the gun must be the actual buyer of the gun as well. This is a federal regulation against straw purchases that is in addition to the state laws.

Yet Emmanuel thinks more laws and regulations are in order.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Rahm I. Emanuel is the Chicago (IL) mayor, a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and was the White House chief of staff for the Barack Obama administration.

Note: Mayor Richard M. Daley
Gun control
"If it was up to me, no one except law enforcement officers would own a handgun. But I understand that's impractical," Daley told attendees at a conference of gun control advocates in Washington, D.C. in 1998, during his third term.[41][161] Daley was a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, an organization formed in 2006 and co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.[162] On January 17, 2006, during Daley's fifth term, at a joint press conference with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich calling for a statewide ban on semi-automatic assault weapons, Daley said, "If we are really to make the progress that we want, we have to keep the most dangerous weapons that are right here off of our streets."
Richard M. Daley was the Chicago (IL) mayor, Valerie B. Jarrett was his deputy chief of staff, Michelle Obama was his staffer, and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Valerie B. Jarrett was Mayor Richard M. Daley’s deputy chief of staff, the senior adviser for the Barack Obama administration, is a friend of Michelle Obama, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago..       
R. Eden Martin is the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and counsel at Sidley Austin LLP.
Michelle Obama was a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP, Mayor Richard M. Daley’s staffer, and is a friend of Valerie B. Jarrett.
Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP.           
Newton N. Minow is a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Commercial Club of Chicago, Members Directory A-Z (Past Research)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
James S. Crown is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and the vice chairman for the Aspen Institute (think tank).
Lester Crown is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and was a lifetime trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank).   
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Aspen Institute (think tank), and the Harlem Children's Zone.  
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone.
Walter Isaacson is the president & CEO for the Aspen Institute (think tank), and a director at the Bloomberg Family Foundation.
Bloomberg Family Foundation was a funder for the Aspen Institute (think tank). 
Michael R. Bloomberg is the founder of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, the founder of Everytown for Gun Safety, the founder of the Independence USA PAC, a co-chair for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, was a contributor for the Americans for Responsible Solutions, a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone, and a New York (NY) mayor.
Everytown for Gun Safety is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Independence USA PAC is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” PAC for guns.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Americans for Responsible Solutions is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” PAC for guns.
Thomas M. Menino was an advisory board member for Everytown for Gun Safety, a co-chair for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and a Boston (MA) mayor.
George Lucas Family Foundation was a funder for Everytown for Gun Safety.
Mellody L. Hobson was a director at the George Lucas Family Foundation, and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Rahm I. Emanuel is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Chicago (IL) mayor, and was the White House chief of staff for the Barack Obama administration.