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Social Security Gun Grab

Posted by Joshua Brangenberg on

                In what is labeled by the NRA as the “largest gun grab in history,” the Social Security Administration is moving on behalf of the Obama administration to tighten gun laws on some Social Security recipients. Recipients who have a “representative payee,” or someone handling their finances, will have their gun ownership rights revoked because they  will be labeled as having “subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease,” as reported by the LA Times.                 Approximately 4.2 million people on Social Security have a representative payee. If this program is put into place, those people would immediately be...

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Arming the National Guard

Posted by Joshua Brangenberg on

                In the wake of the Chattanooga shooting of four Marines, at least a half-dozen states have made a move toward arming National Guardsmen. The governors in Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Indiana all ordered the Guardsmen to be armed.                 Governor Rick Scott, of Florida, said in an interview with CNN that recruiting centers could be targets and he wants the National Guard to be safe.                 “We’ve got to understand that you know we have people in our country that want to harm the military,” Scott said. “They need to be safe and they need to be...

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How to Buy a Silencer/Suppressor

Posted by Joshua Brangenberg on

Beginning July 1st, Minnesotans can now apply to purchase and use a suppressor. Even though no one can hunt with a suppressor until August 1st, getting your application in fast is essential. It can take months for your application to go through ATF. Be aware, when I say months, it will be a lot of waiting time. A lot. If you do not know where to start your purchase of a suppressor, just follow these steps! Place your suppressor order at a dealer. Yes, this means you will need to pay an arm and a leg, but you will not be...

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Gun Trafficking Bill

Posted by Joshua Brangenberg on

A bipartisan bill proposed by Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY would make the sale of a firearm to a prohibited possessor a felony, punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison. This bill was originally proposed in 2013, but did not pass. The renewed interest comes on the wave of recent shootings and focus on gun laws.  Gillibrand said that 90% of all guns in New York City are from another state, many of them from southern states where she says the gun laws are weaker. With no federal law addressing gun trafficking, Gillibrand said...

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Ohio Concealed Carry Law

Posted by Joshua Brangenberg on

Ohio Governor John Kasich just signed a bill that makes concealed carry permit records completely private. Previous versions of the law kept records private, but allowed journalists access to the lists.  Newspapers and journalists in Ohio are fighting for transparency of records and prior to Gov. Kasich's signing of the bill, they urged him to veto it.  In 2014, Ohio sheriffs issued 110,212 concealed carry handgun licenses with approximately half being new licenses and the other half renewals.

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