Posts Tagged With: weapon ban

Beretta Considering Leaving Maryland Because of Unfriendly Gun Law Legislation….


beretta_92_fs-700x457
==========================================================================
The almost 500-year-old firearms manufacturer, Beretta, is considering leaving the state of Maryland because of unfriendly gun laws that advanced in the Maryland General Assembly last week.

According to the Washington Post, Beretta has invested more than $1 million in the production of a civilian version of a machine gun designed for special operations forces and has already made plans to expand its plant in Maryland to ramp up production. But with the new gun laws making their way through the legislative process, the expansion is in jeopardy.

But under an assault-weapons ban that advanced late last week in the Maryland General Assembly, experts say the gun would be illegal in the state where it is produced.

Now Beretta is weighing whether the rifle line, and perhaps the company itself, should stay in a place increasingly hostile toward its products. Its iconic 9mm pistol — carried by every U.S. soldier and scores of police departments — would also be banned with its high capacity, 13-bullet magazine.

“Why expand in a place where the people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?” said Jeffrey Reh, general counsel for Beretta.
The Maryland legislation would ban assault rifles, magazines with more than 10 bullets, and any new guns with two or more “military-like” features. The new rifle, a semiautomatic ARX-160, would almost certainly be banned.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D – Calvert) said, “I’m concerned. I think they’re going to move. They sell guns across the world and in every state in the union – to places a lot more friendly to the company than this state.”

This isn’t the first time Beretta has threatened and carried out a move; When Maryland upped gun restrictions in the 1990’s Beretta moved its warehouse operation to Virginia. “I think they thought we were bluffing,” Reh said. “But Berettas don’t bluff.”

One side note to consider: Seeing as how well Chicago has fared with its strict gun control laws, is this gun control legislation a little bit of grandstanding by Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley? His name has been floated around as a possible presidential nominee in 2016, so this gun control legislation could stamp his name on an explicitly liberal agenda. However, it looks like that agenda could come with an economic price – I can’t imagine he wants to push out all of those jobs. Welcome to the free market, Mr. O’Malley.

Categories: 2nd Amendment, Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Liberal Media “Lied” about Assault weapon in School Shootings…no surprise here…


305066_308249985962377_1335937487_n
=============================================================================
An AR-15, or the so-called “Assault Weapon”, was not used in the school shooting. The shooter even tried weeks earlier to buy a rifle but was turned down in the background check. So he had to kill his Mother to steal her rifle. There were initial reports, right after the shooting, that police found the AR-15 in his car, NOT IN THE SCHOOL. The rifle was not used. The shooter went into the school with 4 handguns, NOT an Assault Rifle as the media has charged. I remember in the initial hours of this shooting, the Police said they found the rifle in the car. But the Administration-controlled MSM had a pre-planned attack already waiting, to ban so-called assault weapons and jumped on that line of reporting, knowing it was a lie, which included people like Piers Morgan who said the shooter used an AR-15 that shoots hundreds of rounds per minute, as if it were a machine gun. Could it be that the Democrat Liberals and THEIR MEDIA were pushing for the new law, hoping they could do it, before the Coroner released the info? Absolutely.

VIDEO: http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50208495#50208495

Categories: 2nd Amendment | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IT’S ON! FEINSTEIN UNVEILING GUN-GRAB PLAN…120 Guns Banned…


Legislation tracks lawful owners, bans 120 specific weapons…..

The Washington campaign to grab guns, register owners and crack down on cosmetic options on firearms moves into high gear starting tomorrow, when Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the author of the nation’s original “assault” gun ban in the 1990s, announces her new proposal to fingerprint, photograph and investigate Americans who already have weapons.

Her office has confirmed to the Washington Times that she will hold a press conference Thursday to talk about her strategy to launch an assault on Americans who have or want to have semiautomatic rifles and handguns.

Her original ban, which existed from 1994 until 2004, was not renewed by Congress after law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, testified that it simply was ineffective in cutting crime.

Nevertheless, that ban on “assault” weapons is being proposed again, only this time it’s on steroids.

Feinstein earlier confirmed that her attack on weapons would include a ban on the “sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of 120 specfically named firearms, certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics; and semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.”

She claims her plan will strengthen the 1994 ban by outlawing weapons just because they have a particular characteristic, such as a “thumbhole stock.”

Feinstein also wants outlawed ammunition magazines that take more than 10 rounds.

She claims it would protect “rights of existing gun owners” because it would grandfather weapons already legally owned and exempt “disabled” weapons.

But for any of those weapons that are “grandfathered,” she would demand that the owners be investigated, photographed and fingerprinted; the type and serial number of the weapon be registered and local law enforcement certify that it is legal.

The Washington Examiner points out that Feinstein’s plan would cost every owner of a semiautomatic rifle another $200 in taxes, too – for weapons they already have purchased and on which they already have paid taxes.

The report said a $200 tax is imposed each time a National Firearms Act weapon is registered or transferred. “Presumably, each weapon registered as an NFA firearm would be subject to the same restrictions,” the report said.

It also points out that Feinstein’s ban on any transfers would include “assault” weapons, which means owners of semiautomatic rifles would be allowed to pay the tax and keep them until they die, when they would be forfeited to the government.

For support, Feinstein cites a letter to the editor on the American Journal of Public Health where two people wrote that “when Maryland imposed a more stringent ban on assault pistols and high-capacity magazines in 1994, it led to a 55 percent drop in assault pistols recovered by the Baltimore Police Department.”

She also applauded Barack Obama’s recent strategy for attacking gun rights.

“He was exactly right when he said ‘weapons designed for the theater of war have no place’ in our society. I couldn’t agree more,” said Feinstein, who once had her own concealed carry permit because she perceived a threat to herself.

The moves all are because of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting where one man killed his own mother, then took her guns and went to a nearby school and killed 20 students and five adults.

Ironically, perhaps because of the coming ban, school officials have been buying weapons. It was reported this week that the Fontana Unified School District Police Department had purchased 14 AR-15 “assault” weapons to protect students.

Supt. Carl. Olsen-Binks said the “assault” rifles are being stored in locked safes on campuses for officers to use if they need.

Whether the extreme measures Feinstein is proposing will succeed remains to be seen. Although the White House and Senate are occupied by Democrats, the U.S. House of Representatives has a majority of Republicans.

Categories: 2nd Amendment | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

mayanexplore.com

Riviera Maya Travel Guide

Cajun Food, Louisiana History, and a Little Lagniappe

Preservation of traditional River Road cuisine, Louisiana history & architecture, and the communities between Baton Rouge & NOLA

Jali Wanders

Wondering and Wandering

Southpaw Tracks

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” ~Samuel Adams

Pacific Paratrooper

This WordPress.com site is Pacific War era information

what's the formula?

Nurturing awesomeness: from the parents of celebrities, heroes, trailblazers and leaders

Tarheel Red

A Voice of Conservatism Living in Carolina Blue

cancer killing recipe

Just another WordPress.com site

dreamshadow59

A great WordPress.com site

Mike's Look at Life

Photography, memoirs, random thoughts.

Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast

Birthplace of James Madison and Southern Plantation

Letters for Michael

Lessons on being gay, of love, life and lots of it

Sunny Sleevez

Sun Protection & Green Info

Backcountry Tranquility

A journal about my travels and related experiences :)

LEANNE COLE

Art and Practice

Lukas Chodorowicz

Travel, culture and lifestyle experienced on my adventures around the world. All photos taken by me. Instagram: @colorspark

BunnyandPorkBelly

life is always sweeter and yummier through a lens. bunnyandporkbelly [at] gmail [dot] com

%d bloggers like this: