Posted by: Debby Durkee | February 24, 2010

Fearing Obama, states loosen gun laws.

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Fearing Obama, states loosen gun laws.

Here’s some news I wasn’t familiar with. Apparently several states are in the process of loosening their gun laws. Of course the gun control folks have had a few successes, but so far, the Second Amendment is alive and well. This, amazingly enough, is from Ian Urbina of the New York Times:

When President Obama took office, gun rights advocates sounded the alarm, warning that he intended to strip them of their arms and ammunition.

And yet the opposite is happening. Mr. Obama has been largely silent on the issue while states are engaged in a new and largely successful push for expanded gun rights, even passing measures that have been rejected in the past.

In Virginia, the General Assembly approved a bill last week that allows people to carry concealed weapons in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, and the House of Delegates voted to repeal a 17-year-old ban on buying more than one handgun a month. The actions came less than three years after the shootings at Virginia Tech that claimed 33 lives and prompted a major national push for increased gun control.

Arizona and Wyoming lawmakers are considering nearly a half dozen pro-gun measures, including one that would allow residents to carry concealed weapons without a permit. And lawmakers in Montana and Tennessee passed measures last year — the first of their kind — to exempt their states from federal regulation of firearms and ammunition that are made, sold and used in state. Similar bills have been proposed in at least three other states.  Snip –

Gun control advocates have had some successes recently, Mr. Helmke said. Proposed bills to allow students to carry guns on college campuses have been blocked in the 20 or so states where they have been proposed since the Virginia Tech shootings. Last year, New Jersey limited gun purchases to one a month, a law similar to the one Virginia may revoke.  Snip –

“The watchword for gun owners is stay ready,” said Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the National Rifle Association. “We have had some successes, but we know that the first chance Obama gets, he will pounce on us.”

That Mr. Obama signed legislation allowing guns in national parks and on Amtrak trains should not be seen as respect for the Second Amendment, Mr. LaPierre said. The two measures had been attached as amendments to larger pieces of legislation — a bill cracking down on credit card companies and a transportation appropriations bill, respectively — that the president wanted passed, Mr. LaPierre said.

Don’t let your guard down. You can read the rest here:

Senator Inhofe interviewed.

Pajamas Television interviews Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) about his recent call for the Obama administration to investigate  ‘the greatest scientific scandal of our generation’ — the actions of climate scientists revealed by the Climategate Files, and the subsequent admissions by the editors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. You can view it here:

Great Tea Party interview video.

This features the two founders of the website The American Thinker. The interview was conducted by a Chicago television station. They discuss the roots and the way forward for the Tea Party movement. You can watch this well-done interview here:

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  1. 2012 can’t come quick enough to rid ourselves of this dunce!!

  2. Yeah, Bob, just do the opposite of whatever Obama proposes and the country would be in great shape! Let’s hope we make it to 2012!

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