ANTI-AMERICAN ELITISTS: Ex-Justice John Paul Stevens and Michael Bloomberg Defile the Constitution

Guest post by Gun Owners of America

“The founders did not establish a right to bear arms… They assumed it already existed [and] said that it ‘shall not be infringed.’ But gun-control advocates frequently want to skip over those words.”

Gun Owners of America joined a chorus of pro-gun organizations in slamming idiotic comments made recently by former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

In a newly released book, Justice Stevens said the Second Amendment should be altered to say that people only have the right to bear arms “when serving in the militia.”

GOA blasted the comments, adding that gun owners would welcome the opportunity to demolish Stevens’ arguments in the court of public opinion.

“Bring on the debate,” said GOA Communications Director Erich Pratt in an interview with Newsmax over the weekend. Gun control advocates are always “pushing for draconian gun restrictions” while hiding behind words like “gun safety.”

But to a gun banner, those words are code for, “We just want the military and the police to have guns,” Pratt said. “So let’s get them out of the closet.”

Gun owners need not worry about Stevens’ idea gaining traction. Even an anti-gun liberal, like Professor Alan Dershowitz, opposes Stevens’ proposal.

“You don’t amend the Magna Carta,” Dershowitz said. “You don’t amend the Bill of Rights. There are certain things that you just leave pristine.”

GOA agrees. And increasingly, so do the American people.

Polls show more Americans opposing gun control

Remember all the phony polls which were used by Obama last year in order to push gun control?

Remember the unrelenting unilateral media pressure to ban guns — pressure reflected in even the “conservative” media?

Well, who’s laughing now?

Tuesday, the liberal USA Today was forced to concede that even liberal pollsters have found a massive, cataclysmic shift by Americans in favor of the right to keep and bear arms.

We bet that USA Today trolled all of the polls for some evidence that Americans embraced gun control to the same extent as their editorial board. What they found was a liberal Pew poll — conducted immediately after last year’s Newtown vote in April — that found that Americans were statistically evenly divided between pro-gunners and anti-gunners. Okay, it’s a liberal poll.

But what was even more interesting is that, in 2000, the same poll, asking the same questions, had found Americans supporting gun control by a margin of 66% to 29% — a 37% gap in favor of gun control.

And Pew is not alone.

Later in 2013, Gallup found that 51% of all Americans do not support stricter gun control. In 2000, that number was 38% — with 62% of Americans supposedly favoring more anti-gun laws.

Of course, 2000 was the year when gun owners confounded the pollsters and elected George Bush as president, over the anti-gun Democratic candidate, Al Gore.

Hence, you shouldn’t trust the polls. But when liberal gun grabbers are forced to concede that the polls are against them, that tells you something really interesting.

So, guess what, in this Easter week, we note that even Satan quotes scripture when he has no choice.

Bloomberg gets it really, really wrong

Speaking of the forces of darkness quoting Scripture, anti-gun former Mayor Michael Bloomberg chose this Easter week to try his hand at some biblical exposition.

But before we tell you about his whopper, Bloomberg made headlines on Wednesday after announcing his “threat” to spend $ 50 million to change people’s hearts and minds in favor of gun control.

Never mind the fact that Bloomberg has anything but the Midas touch when it comes to pushing gun control, as he’s lost almost every battle where he’s spent his millions.

“I guess he’s free to do so; he’s got money to waste,” said GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt on MSNBC. “But frankly, I think he’s going to find out why his side keeps losing.”

Indeed, Bloomberg lost in Nevada last year, where he tried to get a universal gun registry and universal background checks enacted.

He lost in Colorado, where he tried to rescue two state senators from being recalled because of their gun control votes.

And he lost in the U.S. Senate, where a concealed carry amendment actually garnered more Senate votes than did his proposal for expanding background checks on guns.

But it’s not just on guns where he gets it wrong. Obviously proud of his efforts in pushing firearms restrictions, Bloomberg said this week that:

“If there is a God, when I get to heaven, I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I’m heading right in. I’ve earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

Wow, if he thinks he’s blessed because of his efforts to disarm the public, he should consider passages like I Samuel 13:16-22, where arms control was considered a curse; and Luke 22:36, where Jesus told His disciples to sell their cloaks and buy a sword (if they didn’t already have one).

And as for breezing right through the pearly gates, without an interview, and gaining entrance on the basis of his own very tainted efforts? Does he really think that he can buy his way into heaven because of the millions he’s spent on “social issues”?

Most people would find that disgusting.

Sadly, it appears that Bloomberg has no idea what this Easter weekend is all about. And so on that note, we here at Gun Owners of America hope that you and your family will have a blessed holiday.

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Doug Ross @ Journal

YES, VIRGINIA: There Really is a Conspiracy to Take Your Guns, Courtesy of Bloomberg and McAuliffe

Guest post by NRA-ILA.

Apparently, having billions of dollars in disposable income and being the mayor of America’s most populous city (and let’s face it, a place with problems of its own) isn’t enough to keep billionaire Michael Bloomberg busy. We’ve often reported on his antics here in the Commonwealth of Virginia (see here, here, and here, for example), and we can thank him for at least one pro-gun law being on Virginia’s books.

To no one’s surprise, the billionaire buttinksi is back and throwing his considerable fortune behind an attempt to defeat NRA “A”-rated Republican Ken Cuccinelli and to elect NRA “F”-rated Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia’s upcoming gubernatorial election. Unfortunately for Bloomberg, while his money can buy a huge amount of negative advertising attacking Cuccinelli, it cannot alter basic facts. Even the Washington Post, normally a far friendlier outlet for McAuliffe and Bloomberg than the NRA, had to call foul at an ad Bloomberg is running that tries to fault Cuccinelli over the so-called gun show loophole. In its fact-check of the ad, the Post awarded Bloomberg’s super PAC, “Independence USA,” three well-deserved Pinocchios for bending the truth.

The ad claims that the “gun show loophole” means “anyone can buy a guy without a background check,” including “the dangerously mentally ill” and “criminals.” To underscore this point, it flashes pictures of several high-profile murderers who committed their crimes with guns.

The Washington Post takes issue with the ad on the basis that gun shows are rarely the source of crime guns and that none of the criminals pictured actually obtained their firearms at a gun show without a background check. Indeed, as the Post notes, three of the four pictured killers obtained their firearms through licensed dealers, passing background checks in the process. The fourth killed his own mother and then stole the guns he used from her.

In other words, the so-called “gun show loophole” had nothing to do with the murderers pictured. If anything, they represent the failure of the background check system Bloomberg and his puppets seek to expand.

As we have explained many times, the idea of a gun show loophole is a myth. The same laws that govern firearm sales anywhere else also apply at gun shows. Licensed dealers who sell firearms at gun shows must run background checks, just as they do at their business premises. Persons who are not dealers–that is, casual sellers making occasional sales and not operating for livelihood and profit–may also make sales at gun shows, just as they can at flea markets, garage sales, or in other private transactions. Once such sales rise to the level of a business enterprise, however, licensing requirements apply, and sales may only be conducted by the licensee after a background check.

Yet even private transactions are limited under federal law to purchasers residing in the same state, and a private seller is prohibited from transferring a gun to another person who the seller knows or has reason to believe is prohibited from receiving or possessing it.

The NRA has been actively involved in supporting efforts to ensure that where background checks are required under current law, the information on which they are based is complete, accurate, and up-to-date. Yet as we have reported, the Obama Justice Department seems to have little interest in enforcing the laws already on the books.

In the future, we suggest that Mayor Bloomberg spend a few more of his many, many dollars checking his facts before unleashing his political attacks. He certainly can afford it. We would also caution voters to be aware that while background checks have their place in dealer sales, they are not a cure-all for evil, a point Bloomberg’s ad ironically makes all too well.

Hat tip: BadBlue Gun News.

Doug Ross @ Journal

DON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN, VIRGINIA: Terry McAuliffe and Michael Bloomberg Are Coming For Your Guns

Will Virginians get fooled again?

Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is one of the top Democrat fundraisers in the country. Like most Democrats, he has virtually no experience running a company, much less an entire state.

As a Clinton apparatchik, insiders have confirmed that he is running for governor to ensure Virginia flips blue in 2016 for Hillary.

In other words, he’s not there to serve Virginians. He’s there to serve Hillary.

In order to fool the people of the Commonwealth, he decided to copy Barack Obama’s 2012 playbook. This involves making up bizarre claims about Ken Cuccinelli’s extremist views. Watching a few of the ads inundating the airwaves in the state, MacAuliffe appears to claim that:

• Ken Cuccinelli will ban divorce

• Ken Cuccinelli will ban contraceptives

In other words, Terry MacAuliffe thinks women are stupid.

Of course these claims are outlandish lies. It’s the “War on Women” all over again, but the brutal facts on the ground remain: Democrats have launched their own War on Women through Hillary Clinton’s outrageous cover-ups and Barack Obama’s destruction of jobs for women.

In addition, here’s something all residents of Virginia should be aware of: MacAuliffe has received more than $ 1,000,000 from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The Virginia gubernatorial race has gotten so nasty that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has gone so far as to use photos of mass murderers to attack Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli.

Bloomberg — a big proponent of gun control laws — is running ads against Cuccinelli ahead of the Nov. 5 election through his Independence USA PAC… The new ad — a $ 1.2 million buy airing on television in Northern Virginia — criticizes Cuccinelli’s views on gun control, while showing photos of “the dangerously mentally ill” and “criminals” from some of the country’s most gruesome shootings in recent history.

…“The gun show loophole,” the ad begins. “It means anyone can buy a gun without a background check. The dangerously mentally ill. Criminals. Endangering our families.”

Terry MacAuliffe will be coming for your guns, Virginia.

That’s why the crackpot Michael Bloomberg has filled his campaign coffers.

Tell everyone you know. And help support Ken Cuccinelli for Governor.

Doug Ross @ Journal

JUST PERFECT: Bloomberg press conference to promote gun confiscation points hundreds of firearms at reporters

Just when you think Bloomberg — the idiot mayor, not the news service — has reached the height of stupidity, he pulls something like this.

Charles W. Cooke at National Review Online found this headdesk moment in the twitter feed of J. David Goodman, the NYPD police reporter for the New York Times. Goodman covered a joint NYPD press conference featuring Mayor Michael Bloomberg today that saw hundreds of guns pointed directly at the audience…

…While we hope that the NYPD had the good sense to clear each and every firearm on display, what they failed to do is as undeniable as it is unforgivable. They clearly left magazines in, with bolts closed, on numerous firearms pointing at the press…

…At least one of the guns picture above, third up from the bottom on the left, clearly has the bolt-closed and the safety off as it points towards the assembled reporters.

I’ve concluded there are three levels of liberal idiocy: there’s stupid. There’s really stupid. And there’s Bloomberg stupid.

Hat tip: The BadBlue Gun News Portal.

Doug Ross @ Journal