Sunday, May 29, 2011

Gun Nut Roundup May 2011

Bill Would Allow Carry On Army Corps Land

Although it became legal to carry firearms in national parks last year (in compliance with state law), certain types of federal lands weren't addressed.  One of these was the land owned by the Army Corps of Engineers.  Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) introduced HR 1865, the Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act to close that loophole.

Said Gibbs: “The Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act is a bipartisan effort that seeks to correct this oversight and restore Second Amendment rights to law-abiding citizens while they are legally camping, hunting, and fishing on the 11.7 million acres of Army Corps recreational property.  As we enter the summer season, families and sportsmen taking advantage of this federal land should not have to worry that their legally-obtained concealed weapon permit is invalid.”

Gun Banners Keep Trying "Terror Watchlist" Scheme

According to NRA-ILA:  "[T]he U.S. House Judiciary Committee rejected an amendment by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), which proposed to allow the Attorney General to disapprove the NICS check of a person who has been placed on the FBI's secret 'terrorist watchlist.'  Similar legislation has been introduced by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.)."

As most of you know, this would allow unknown federal officials to deny Americans a Constitutional right for unknown reasons with no due process or appeal.

Anti-Gun Obama Nominee Goes Down In Flames

The Senate recently rejected Obama's pick for a seat on the 9th Circus Court of Appeals, uber-liberal UC Berkley law professor Goodwin Liu, on a 52-43 vote.

In one of his screeds Liu wrote, "Applications of constitutional text and principles must be open to adaptation and change... as the conditions and norms of our society become ever more distant from those of the Founding generation."  He also criticized the Supreme Court for declaring the Brady Law's unfunded mandate and the Gun-Free School Zones Act as unconstitutional.

Goodbye and good riddance, Goodwin!

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