DEFIANCE: New York Protesters Shred Gun Registration Forms

If we were counting everyone defying New York’s unconstitutional “SAFE Act”, we could call this the ‘Million Shredder March“:

Citizens in Buffalo, refusing to comply with the SAFE Act by registering their so-called ‘assault weapons’, gathered today on the deadline for SAFE Act registrations and SHREDDED their gun registration forms…

They had planned to burn them, but since open burning isn’t legal in Buffalo, they decided to shred them instead, just as our elected officials are shredding the Constitution. Their hope is to send a message to Cuomo that they will not comply with this unconstitutional law.

WIVB has some background on this lawless mess:

April 15, 2014 marks the deadline for when people who owned assault weapons prior to the passage of the SAFE Act were supposed to register them with New York State… The SAFE Act redefines an “assault weapon” as almost any semi-automatic weapon with a “military-style feature,” including a telescoping stock, long guns with a pistol grip, or the ability to hold a detachable magazine.

..Those types of guns can no longer be bought and sold in New York, but people who already owned them are “grandfathered” in to the law, so long as they register the weapon or have the guns permanently modified so that the “military” features are inoperable… Those who don’t comply with the SAFE Act’s requirements could face a misdemeanor charge of failure to register their weapons, up to a felony charge for illegal possession of an assault weapon.

I was thinking about headlining this article: “Gun owners tell Andrew Cuomo to drink a big, tall glass of “Go **** Yourself” juice, but that would be impolite.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Doug Ross @ Journal

Obama Budget Lays Groundwork for Universal Gun Registration… and Eventual Confiscation

Guest post by GOA

Last Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder testified before a House appropriations subcommittee on behalf of his department’s proposed budget for FY2015.

Apparently, Holder didn’t think anyone would read his written submission, because he all-but-admitted that Obama intends to implement a Universal Gun Registry by executive fiat.

He also asked Congress to help fund so-called “smart gun” technology, which would prevent a gun from firing unless the shooter is wearing an accompanying bracelet or ring.

“Smart guns” are a dumb idea

Given that “smart gun” technology only works about 80 percent of the time — according to the New Jersey Institute of Technology — gun owners almost universally consider this a “dumb” idea.

Even police have rejected the “dumb gun” approach for themselves.

Currently, there are no such guns on the market in the United States. One gun store did briefly offer an Armatix .22 caliber earlier this year, but public outrage forced them to pull the handgun from the shelves.

Holder pushes a Universal Gun Registry

This year’s Obama budget shows how the administration is trying to quietly create the infrastructure for a universal gun registry.

In proposed “Program Increases” for the FBI, Holder has this to say:

“This program enhancement will double the capacity of the existing NICS [National Instant Check System] system. These expansions are vital in ensuring that the NICS system can support a Universal Background Check requirement, which is expected to double gross NICS transactions.”

Huh?

It may have escaped the Attorney General’s notice, but the Democrat Senate defeated his Universal Background Check requirement.

So, in effect, Holder’s asking for $ 100 million and 524 personnel to implement a program Congress rejected.

But that’s not all.

Holder seeking more ATF agents to copy to 4473 forms

In the section on ATF “Program Increases,” Holder demands $ 51.1 million and 255 agents and other personnel for enforcement and inspections.

In case anyone has forgotten, these are the people who are going to the FFL’s in connection with “annual inspections” — and physically copying all the 4473’s and bound book entries. GOA has reported on these efforts before, and one can read first-hand accounts from gun dealers here and here.

So under Holder’s proposed budget, many more 4473’s would be copied and fed into ATF’s de facto registry.

At the same time, Obama’s illegal Universal Background Check — implemented, presumably, by executive fiat — would ensure every gun transaction would have to go through an FFL. And this, of course, would guarantee that every American gun owner would have a 4473 which can be copied.

Think about it. With Republicans expected to take the Senate this fall — and Obama stymied legislatively — he has every incentive to go “full tyrant.” And that, apparently, is exactly what he intends to do.

But we have no intention to sit back and let Holder take away our Second Amendment rights. We have drafted legislation to prohibit ATF from copying 4473’s — and to require it to destroy any 4473’s it currently has.

UPDATE: GOA recently alerted you that an import ban on certain ammunition could be forthcoming from the ATF. Well, it’s official now — the ATF just declared that Russian-made 7N6 5.45×39 ammo is armor piercing. This lawlessness represents another reason that Congress needs to cut the ATF’s budget.

ACTION: Contact your Representative. Demand that the Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill contain language to prohibit ATF from compiling a national gun registry by copying and retaining the 4473’s of every American.

Hat tip: BadBlue Gun News

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: ACLU: Next week’s Senate bill is essentially gun registration

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Nation

ACLU: Next week’s Senate bill is essentially gun registration: Lott
Protesters greet Obama on S.F.’s Billionaires’ Row: Zombie
The “Need” for Immigration Reform: Townhall

Beat Thy Enemy III: Celebrity Culture: Dewey
Clueless McCain doesn’t understand filibustering gun control: PatriotUpdate
Is Ammo Supply Beginning to Catch Up With Demand?: TAG

Liberal States Look To Tax Guns And Ammunition: RWN
Aurora as an Argument Against Concealed Carry: MB
ObamaCare takes friendly fire: Hill

Economy

How They Will Steal Your Retirement: Denninger
Legislation Via Regulation: RSM
‘Massive’ Florida Food Stamp Scam Uncovered, Two Arrests Made: Inquisitr

WH: GOP Must Stop ‘My Way or the Highway’ Budget Negotiations: Breitbart
Protecting Yourself From Japanese Insanity: ZH
Cuomo Closed NY Budget By Raiding $ 1.75B From Workers Comp: LoneCon

Capitalism Isn’t Dying: Marsden
EU Warns Portugal on Austerity Measures: Mish
Japan Bond Market Halted For Second Day In A Row: ZH

Scandal Central

Mother Of Slain Benghazi Officer To Sean Hannity: ‘They Want Me To Shut Up’: Mediaite
700 Retired Military Special Ops Tell Congress to Form Select Committee on Benghazi: Breitbart
The Little Girl Was Kidnapped and Raped — Thank You, Governor Jerry Brown!: RSM

Media

The Truth About Pamela Geller: Lid
Nightfall: Woodpile Report
Another not racially motivated Hate Crime: First Coast News

‘Illegal we do immediately; unconstitutional takes a little longer’: Kissinger in new mass WikiLeaks release: RT
Social Media used by Newport Gang Members: Social Barrel
Katty Kay: Marriage Is ‘Old Fashioned’ If You Want to Have Kids: NB

World

Barack Obama blames US Navy for increased North Korean tensions.: RS
NoKo-a-NoGo: NoisyRm
Canadian Dad banned from watching daughter’s Swim meets because of Muslim Immigrants: LibRep (NSFW)

Anonymous Hackers Arrested In Jordan For Op Israel Cyber Attacks: WZ
U.S. Wargames North Korean Regime Collapse, Invasion to Secure Nukes: ABC
Top US General in South Korea Cancels Trip to Washington Due to North Korea Situation: Yahoo!

Pentagon to Buy Russian Helicopters Despite Ban: RiaNovosti
Photo of the Day: Mama Mia! NO SHARIA! (NSFW): Holger Awakens (NSFW)
Mexico Becomes a Stable, Politically Diverse Neighbor: Barone

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue.com/Tech)

Phantom Flex4K camera unveiled, blasts through 1000 4K frames per second : Engadget
Maker of Taser introduces headcam that turns every policeman into a Robocop: Daily Mail
Silicon Valley’s Mouthwatering Tax Break: WSJ

Cornucopia

You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone: MOTUS
TeaMZ Exclusive: JayZ and Beyonce Cuban Vacation: Morlock
weekend paroxysm: Sondrakistan

Image: Zombie: Protesters greet Obama on S.F.’s Billionaires’ Row
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QOTD: “Leave it to my state of California to head off in radical and expensive directions. Legislation has been filed that would require group insurance to cover gay and lesbian infertility treatments just as they do heterosexual. But, as I note elsewhere, AB 460 isn’t limited to a finding of actual infertility. Nor does it require that gays and lesbians have tried to conceive or sire a child using heterosexual means, natural or artificial. Rather–as with heterosexual couples–merely the inability to get pregnant for a year while having active sexual relations is sufficient to demonstrate need for treatment, meaning if the bill becomes law, it would require insurance companies to pay for services such as artificial insemination, surrogacy, etc. for people who are actually fecund. Indeed, since the bill prevents discrimination based on marital or domestic partnership status, theoretically every gay and lesbian in the state could be deemed infertile for purposes of insurance coverage merely by the fact that they don’t wish to engage in heterosexual relations.” —Wesley J. Smith, “Ca Legislation Would Require Insurance for Gay “Infertility””

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Why Obamacare Offers Voter Registration

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Nation

Why Obamacare Offers Voter Registration: AmSpec
Harry Reid Wants to Tax Your Guns: Foundry
The Second Amendment: in memoriam: Wisdom

Beating Thy Enemy II: the Media (conclusion; operating within the tent): Dewey
Malkin: Self-Deluded GOP Thinks Immigration is a Winning Issue: Scoop
Pending Obamacare lawsuit threatens to wipe out entire law in one stroke: Scoop

Good News: GOP “Gang of Eight” Ready to Commit Party Suicide: Ace
As country slides into liberal fascism, conservatives will be scapegoated: Wisdom
The New Chicago Mob: P&F

Economy

Gray Lady = Great Timing: Driscoll
Salvation Through Extinction: Should San Bernardino cease to exist?: City Journal
Broke: Stockton Goes Bankrupt: “Precedent-Setting Implications”: SHTFplan

Another Gun-Parts Manufacturer Bolts Colorado: WZ
Should You Work From Home?: P&F
Spain’s Deficit Set to Soar, Job Losses Skyrocket: Mish

Scandal Central

Even Climate Hoaxers Admit It Isn’t Getting Any Warmer: RWN
Florida Professor Who Demanded Student Stomp On Jesus Gets Just Deserts: Hawkins
DOD memo outlines authority for sale or destruction of expended cartridge brass: Codrea

Climate & Energy

New EPA Regulations Mean Higher Gas Prices: Foundry
Peak Oil Cult Is Proved Spectacularly Wrong: IBD
IMF Proposes $ 1.40 A Gallon Gas Tax On US Drivers: Western

Media

Ben Carson Joins Allen West’s Elite “Uncle Tom” Fraternity: Shark Tank
Grab the popcorn: James O’Keefe teases hidden camera footage of Piers Morgan : Twitchy
Is Piers Morgan For The Children Or For Ratings? : Loesch

Obama Support Dives After Sequester Flop: IBD
Obama Goes 2 for 22 on Court at Easter Egg Roll: Corner
Obama’s Low-Information Pastor: Sentinel

McClatchy: Civil war on the left: Ace
White House Refuses To Denounce Obama Pastor’s Rev. Wright-Style Easter Rant: Nice Deb
Chris Matthews Gushes: Hillary in 2016 Will Have the Most Impressive Bio Since General Eisenhower!: NB

World

Exclusive: Illegal Border Crossings Double as Beltway Gets Close to Deal on Immigration Reform : Pavlich
Another Open Borders Fiasco: Drug Cartels dispatch agents deep inside US: AP
Obama congratulates Kenya’s new president in midst of riots, killings: CFP

This Is What Air War Over North Korea Would Look Like: PopMech
56 days and 90,000 troops: The US plan to confront North Korea: Commentator
How America Lost Its Four Great Generals: Boot

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue.com/Tech)

What I’ve Been Thinking About: Schneier
CNN’s Website: Down for the Count: Driscoll
Is the new Kindle Zero the sign of things to come?: Godin

Cornucopia

April 1: The People Cube is Eight Years Old!: Cube
Our MO Makes Plans to MOOve on Up. Peeps Approve.: MOTUS
Seriously Google? This Time You’ve Gone Too Far: Sooper

Image: @Julie_Flory – Chicago Skyline from Indiana
Sponsored by: Your Second Amendment Rights Are Under Attack: Read BadBlue Gun News

QOTD: “These [wilding] attacks would instantly stop if the people of Chicago could carry concealed weapons using only the 2nd Amendment as their “carry permit.” The first time a group of a dozen teens tried to roll some “hapless” person and got ventilated for their trouble these attacks would instantly stop.

I never worry about such things around here, nor for that matter do you see such reports in general in cities and towns were must-issue concealed carry, or even better, Constitutional carry, is respected as the law that it is.

But in places like Rahm’s utopia where there are no guns (except for all the gang-bangers who [murdered] over 500 people last year) groups of thugs are free to coordinate mass attacks on law-abiding citizens and yet get charged with either nothing or petty misdemeanors, despite demonstrated intent and mass, coordinated action.

If you’re a tourist or looking to do business stay away from these liberal “Utopias” if you value your life and possessions.

The fundamental reality is that one gay man .vs. six homophobic rednecks with a pickup truck and rope always loses, unless he possesses a Smith & Wesson. Then he wins and the six homophobes run. I want every gay man to be able to possess that Smith & Wesson, his God-given right to self-defense, unmolested and at all times that he, in his sole judgement, believes he might need it.” —Karl Denninger

Doug Ross @ Journal

Democrat Registration Craters in Ohio, Florida

According to the polls the Obamunist media clobbers us over the head with at every opportunity, the Moonbat Messiah is going to win big in the key swing states Ohio and Florida. Yet: Voter registration in the Buckeye State is down by 490,000 people from four years ago. Of that reduction, 44 percent is in […]
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