Gunning for Your Guns

Recently I posted through several social media outlets:  “After what happened in Bunkerville, Nevada this weekend, expected an all-out Progressive assault on the Second Amendment and your guns.”

This was in reference to the Bundy/Bureau of Land Management stand-off in Southern Nevada near Las Vegas. I made the comment after the BLM blinked during a stare down with hundred’s armed Minute Men and Patriots.

My prediction didn’t take long to come to fruition…

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’s going spend $50 million to build a “nationwide grass-roots network to motivate” anti-gun voters. The billionaire wants to create the anti-Second Amendment version of the National Rifle Association and eventually overpower the NRA.

Bloomberg says gun control advocates should learn from the NRA. His plan calls for a restructuring of the gun control groups he funds, which include, “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” and “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.”

“We’ve got to make them afraid of us,” Bloomberg told the New York Times.

The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association saw its membership nearly double last year to more than 41,000 following passage of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013. The SAFE Act, pushed through the Legislature less than a month after the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre, requires owners of newly banned assault weapons to register them with police.

In Connecticut, a similar registration requirement for ‘assault’ weapons went into effect on December 31st. An estimated 50,000 weapons have been registered so far; a number that authorities estimate is just 15 percent of the total.

On the upside, the Arizona Senate has given initial approval to five major pro-gun bills which allows concealed-carry permit holders to bring weapons into government buildings that don’t have security measures. A second one imposes fines on cities, towns and their lawmakers who enforce gun ordinances stricter than the state’s own laws.

Another bill allows authorities to charge a person with aggravated assault who’s accused of taking a gun away from someone else. And the fourth bill and would ban cities, counties and towns from restricting the shooting of guns on private property.

The final bill will speed up the certification process for high-caliber firearms for private citizens. Weapons like machine guns must get approval by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, but a local law enforcement agency must first conduct a background check before an applicant can ask  for ATFE approval. Under the bill, officers would be required to either certify or deny a weapon within 60 days.

The Senate must still cast a roll-call vote on all bills.

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