Monday, February 28, 2011

Gun Nut Roundup Feb. 2011

Switzerland Remains Yodel-riffic

Proving that not all Europeans are bleating sheep-like statist pussies, an anti-gun national initiative was overwhelmingly defeated by Swiss voters.  The initiative would have banned the age-old Swiss practice of allowing citizens to keep their army-issue weapons at home as part of the militia and would have set up a national gun registration system.

Over 56% of Swiss voters voted against the measure.  Unlike its "enlightened" gun-banning neighbors, Switzerland can look forward to retaining its usual blissfully low crime rates and traditional lack of invasions and genocide.  Those poor dumb mountain folk!

National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill Introduced

According to the NRA-ILA, a bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that "would allow any person with a valid state-issued concealed firearm permit to carry a concealed firearm in any state that issues concealed firearm permits, or that does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms for lawful purposes.  A state's laws governing where concealed firearms may be carried would apply within its borders."  H.R. 822 was introduced by Republicrat reps Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.).

While this bill would still allow P.O.S. states like Illinois and Wisconsin and gun-banning localities to restrict carry, it's definitely an improvement over the status quo.

ATF Seeks Shotgun Import Ban

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms for self defense, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (still just ATF) has proposed banning the importation of shotguns that it deems not suitable for the "traditional sports of hunting, trap and skeet target shooting."  Unfortunately, tactical competitions (like 3-gun shoots) are NOT sports according to the ATF, so only shotguns like your granddaddy had could be imported if the ban was enacted.

The ATF is accepting comments on its proposed regulations until May 1st.  Comments may be emailed to: or faxed to (202) 648-9601.  All comments must include a name and mailing address.

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