Fact Check On Fact Check On Fact Check Of Dana Loesch’s New Book ‘Hands Off My Gun’

NRA Tea Party Insurrectionists Extremist Gunophile Ammosexual Fetishists Dana Loesch has re-written history in order to help the NRA to sell guns to children. In her attempt, she misquotes the founding fathers who clearly could not have forseen Assault Weapons of Mass Destruction and would not have OK’d them for civilian use though no one is talking about handgun bans. Her book is onsale now at Barnes and Noble.
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hands-off-my-gun-dana-loesch/1119497449?ean=9781455584345

Fortunately the Resonable and Common Sense experts at Media Matters have called her out on her Spurious and Botched interpretation of the founding fathers intent.
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/10/22/dana-loeschs-new-gun-book-botches-quotes-from-t/201264

Of course another NRA Tea Party Insurrectionists Extremist Gunophile Ammosexual Fetishists, Caleb Howe, quickly wrote a “Fact Check” on the Media Matters Fact Check in order to help spread the lies told by his fellow Gun Lobby Shill. That’s what bullies do, they gang up on you…
http://www.redstate.com/2014/10/22/fact-check-fact-check-dana-loeschs-hot-new-book-hands-gun/

Well guess what?

As the Acting President of The Coalition To Stop Guns, Gun Policy Center board Member, Spokesperson for The Million Mums March, and Founder of the Coalition To Stop Guns Legal Action Project, I’m here to Fact Check the Fact Check of the Fact Check!

Fact: Guns Are Evil!
Fact: The Constitution is a living document that can be changed to reflect the readers view
Fact: The Second Amendment is an outdated concept that protected State Militias
Fact: Lies and exaggerations are the purview of the sociopathic gun sellers.
Fact: The steps needed to end gun violence are clear.

 

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Observations

As a violence policy advocate, it’s important to note that none of what I write is personal conjecture but instead comes from the study of statistics, polls, and opinion found through research of web sites on the Internet. It’s come to my attention that gun owners belong to the NRA and are Tea Party Insurrectionists Extremist Gunophile Ammosexual Fetishists. It’s also notable that they will often give up their families, careers, and even their life to have “Wild West” type shootouts over minor disputes such as parking spots or to compensate for some other shortcoming. Again, this is not personal conjecture but consensus among the public as verified in the Comments sections of several web sites. That’s not to say that they don’t favor common sense civilian disarmament polices such as the prohibition of AK-47 Assault Weapons since they can now safely be considered Weapons of Mass Destruction, and have no civilian use, or the reasonable ban of Glock brand machine pistols since they have no militia use and therefore, are not protected by the Second Amendment. This information comes from recent polling and a quick search will show that to you. Of course we shouldn’t overlook high power, armor penetrating , 9mm ammunition as well. I would like to join my peers and urge legislators at every level to Dis the Deadly Myths and Reclaim the Constitution, by proposing sensible and reasonable policies that register and eventually disarm the public though no one is talking about handgun bans.

My research as a violence policy advocate tells us that the Constitution is a Living Document that can be changed daily to reflect the readers view and the Second Amendment is an outdated concept because the police and military protect everyone at all times. The glorious victories in the Heller and McDonald cases are a practical defeat for the NRA Insurrectionist Extremist Gunophile Fetishists. Their legendary scare tactics of gun bans are “off the table” and Assault Weapon bans are now constitutional since Slippery Slopes have never applied to guns because guns are bad and therefore different and their Common Sense restrictions could never be applied to other rights like Freedom of Speech or Abortion. Registration schemes are harmless to gun owners which has been proven in Illinois where records are public and crime guns and violence have been reduced creating the safest streets. Background Check Loopholes should be improved to include the Make and Model of the trunk of the car that the illegal gun was sold from since this would help to prove that there was no background check performed at the time of the back alley sale. Trace statistics of stolen guns should also be updated to include the number of times a gun was stolen or sold illegally on the black market so the original owners insurance can pay for the lost fees and fines created when others misused the gun. Let’s not forget about Loughner Style Assault Clips. It’s important to note that none of what I write is personal conjecture but instead comes from the study of statistics, polls, and opinion found here as well as other sites on the Internet.

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Gun Control Road Map

The steps needed to end gun violence are clear. I hope you will use my template to help achieve the goal of ending gun violence for all time.

The First step is to make people aware of the problem. The easiest way to do this is to take advantage of high profile incidents that involve guns and to use them to get media time for our cause. This bigger the incident, the better so be sure to highlight the carnage and the emotional aftermath. People will readily make decisions when their emotions are elevated that they would not have considered at other times. It’s important to ignore comparisons to incidents that involve other implements such as explosives or planes since these will distract from the ultimate goal. Treat all defensive uses of guns as suspect and doubt their credibility and viability. It might be helpful in these circumstances to confuse the lawful use of guns for protection with criminal use since the moral difference isn’t easily distinguishable to some people. When using statistics, remember to include all gun deaths including those that could be self-defense or suicide. As an example 15,000 people commit suicide with a gun each year. By labeling these deaths “gun violence”, readers will assume they passed because of a criminal act. Since this doubles the number of true gun violence victims from 15, 000 to 30,000 then the number is twice as high and therefore seems twice as tragic and should produce twice the emotional response.

The Second step is to marginalize legal gun use and historic precedent. The Revolutionary War was over 200 years ago and  the country has not faced a serious threat to its security for 50 years. Additionally, confusion has been created about weather gun ownership is tied to Militia membership and the difference between the Militia and the National Guard. This creates an opportunity to minimize the need for civilian arms for the greater defense. Additionally, many cities have modern police forces so leave people with the impression that these forces can protect them from all threats and at all times. As an example, since the majority of citizens are not currently living in high crime areas or are not involved in crime themselves, these forces alone can be considered as sufficient without personal security measures. It is often helpful to further marginalize civilian arms ownership by portraying gun owners as paranoid, fearful, and to be compensating for some other shortcoming. In today’s modern world, most people no longer have to hunt for food and accordingly, less people are proficient with arms and use them for sport. For profit media outlets rarely report on legal defensive uses of arms since they don’t sell ad space nearly as well as high profile events so, doubt about the value of owning a firearm for personal protection should be easy to impart. Using isolated incidents of the mishandling of arms can further create doubt about their usefulness as well as create uncertainty about their safe use.

The Third step is to make some guns seem more dangerous than others, even if they are not. This will allow for some fear among the populace that could sway them to support the banning of some types of firearms. Examples would be Saturday Night Specials (Cheap Guns), Assault Weapons (They Look Military), Semi-Automatics (Sounds like Automatic), and High Powered (the industry always moves forward). Take advantage of the fact that many people have no functional understanding of guns and use this to distract from issues such as the criminal element and a person’s intent. Targeting these guns will set the atmosphere that some guns can be prohibited and others can be added as opportunities arise. An example would be to create fear around semi-automatic rifles as “assault weapons” verses bolt actions rifles preferred by hunters. Once support is obtained and semi-automatics are prohibited, bolt action rifles can be labeled as “high power sniper rifles”, employed by the military and the prohibition can be expanded.

The Fourth step is to register every sale. It’s important to know who owns guns and what type they own for future reference. Some people favor privacy so this should be done incrementally with only the dealers documenting local sales while police tracking and a national database can be implemented at a later date. Support for dealer documented sales can be increased by highlighting crime statistics. Most people are unaware that criminals do not get their guns through legal sales but instead get them through theft, black market sales, and straw purchases. This leads them to believe that records of sales will lead police to those who committed a crime with a gun and highlighting crime statistics can drive a perception of need for registration of sales and owners. The registration and documentation of the sale of ammunition should be pursued as well since it will provide a registry for those who owned arms before registration was in place and enforced.

The Fifth step is a robust “Shall Issue” permitting process. Permitting has been found to be constitutionally acceptable in many circumstances including permits for otherwise protected civil rights such as free speech in parades or protests. Permits can help to solve the privacy issue since many gun owners will voluntarily register through permitting if it makes their gun ownership less onerous. An example would be concealed carry in a climate where open carry is socially unacceptable or illegal. If legislatures enact concealed carry prohibitions with exceptions for those who are permitted, then gun owners who do not wish to draw attention to themselves by the open carrying of arms or break the law if that is the circumstance, will go out of their way and pay fees to obtain the permit. In a “Shall Issue” scheme, local police can then decide a person’s eligibility for a permit based on “Good Cause”. “Good Cause” can later be legislatively defined to limit carry to those who are law enforcement or retired government (as socially trusted groups) with further prohibitions as opportunities arise. Future implementations of time and place restrictions could be patterned from curfew policies and expanded as necessary. Permits for gun ownership itself should be compared to licensing and permits for automobiles since most people are familiar with these permits and see their benefits. With proper implementation of Step Two, citizens will likely not concern themselves with privacy or intrusion implications concerning permits and gun ownership or even other civil rights.

The Final step is to encourage and incentivize the forfeiture of arms. An effective strategy in encouraging the forfeiture of arms is to expand on the concepts mentioned in Step Two. If people believe that they no longer have a need for arms and that arms are dangerous to own, they will be more likely to forfeit them. One popular incentive can be provided through “gun buy backs” where cash is given in exchange for arms. Additional incentives could include cash or food stamps for information about unlicensed neighbors or family members as well incentives of freedom from incarceration through immunity programs for illegal gun ownership by those who don’t have proper permits. Lastly a serious of ongoing compliance inspections based on gun and ammunition sales registration and credit card activity would complete the goal of a world free of gun violence.

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2014 Endorsements!

It’s Time To VOTE! Here’s Who to VOTE FOR!!!

For the very first time, TheGunBanner for Gun Safety is endorsing state and federal candidates from both parties for their leadership in fighting to keep our communities safe from guns. Learn about these endorsed candidates and support The Coalition’s efforts to elect Common Gun Sense Champions in 2014.

PETE AGUILAR

U.S. HOUSE

CALIFORNIA – 31

Pete Aguilar supports commonsense gun violence prevention laws, including comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

STACI APPEL

U.S. HOUSE

IOWA – 3

Staci Appel supports commonsense gun violence prevention laws, including comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

BRENDA LAWRENCE

U.S. HOUSE

MICHIGAN – 14

Brenda Lawrence supports commonsense gun violence prevention laws, including comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

KATHLEEN RICE

U.S. HOUSE

NEW YORK – 4

Kathleen Rice supports commonsense gun violence prevention laws, including comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

JOHN FOUST

U.S. HOUSE

VIRGINIA – 10

John Foust supports commonsense gun violence prevention laws, including comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

BRENDAN BOYLE

U.S. HOUSE

PENNSYLVANIA – 13

Brendan Boyle supports commonsense gun violence prevention laws, including comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

MARK DESAULNIER

U.S. HOUSE

CALIFORNIA – 11

Mark DeSaulnier supports commonsense gun violence prevention laws, including comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

DON BEYER

U.S. HOUSE

VIRGINIA – 8

Don Beyer supports commonsense gun violence prevention laws, including comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

BONNIE WATSON COLEMAN

U.S. HOUSE

NEW JERSEY – 11

Bonnie Watson Coleman supports commonsense gun violence prevention laws, including comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

RON BARBER

U.S. HOUSE

ARIZONA – 2

Ron Barber is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

NANCY PELOSI

U.S. HOUSE

CALIFORNIA – 12

Nancy Pelosi is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

JACKIE SPEIER

U.S. HOUSE

CALIFORNIA – 14

Jackie Speier is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

MIKE HONDA

U.S. HOUSE

CALIFORNIA – 17

Mike Honda is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

ZOE LOFGREN

U.S. HOUSE

CALIFORNIA – 19

Zoe Lofgren is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

LOIS CAPPS

U.S. HOUSE

CALIFORNIA – 24

Lois Capps is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

JULIA BROWNLEY

U.S. HOUSE

CALIFORNIA – 26

Julia Brownley is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

ADAM SCHIFF

U.S. HOUSE

CALIFORNIA – 28

Adam Schiff is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

JOHN GARAMENDI

U.S. HOUSE

CALIFORNIA – 3

John Garamendi is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

GRACE NAPOLITANO

U.S. HOUSE

CALIFORNIA – 32

Grace Napolitano is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

RAUL RUIZ

U.S. HOUSE

CALIFORNIA – 36

Raul Ruiz is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

MIKE THOMPSON

U.S. HOUSE

CALIFORNIA – 5

Mike Thompson is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

AMI BERA

U.S. HOUSE

CALIFORNIA – 7

Ami Bera is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

JERRY MCNERNEY

U.S. HOUSE

CALIFORNIA – 9

Jerry McNerney is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

ED PERLMUTTER

U.S. HOUSE

COLORADO – 7

Ed Perlmutter is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

ELIZABETH ESTY

U.S. HOUSE

CONNECTICUT – 5

Elizabeth Esty is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

PATRICK MURPHY

U.S. HOUSE

FLORIDA – 18

Patrick Murphy is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

DAVE LOEBSACK

U.S. HOUSE

IOWA – 2

Dave Loebsack is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

ROBIN KELLY

U.S. HOUSE

ILLINOIS – 2

Robin Kelly is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

MIKE QUIGLEY

U.S. HOUSE

ILLINOIS – 5

Mike Quigley is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

TAMMY DUCKWORTH

U.S. HOUSE

ILLINOIS – 8

Tammy Duckworth is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

NIKI TSONGAS

U.S. HOUSE

MASSACHUSETTS – 3

Niki Tsongas is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

MIKE CAPUANO

U.S. HOUSE

MASSACHUSETTS – 7

Mike Capuano is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

STENY HOYER

U.S. HOUSE

MARYLAND – 5

Steny Hoyer is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

JOHN CONYERS

U.S. HOUSE

MICHIGAN – 13

John Conyers is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

KEITH ELLISON

U.S. HOUSE

MINNESOTA – 5

Keith Ellison is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

BENNIE THOMPSON

U.S. HOUSE

MISSISSIPPI – 2

Bennie Thompson is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

DAVID PRICE

U.S. HOUSE

NORTH CAROLINA – 4

David Price is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

CAROL SHEA-PORTER

U.S. HOUSE

NEW HAMPSHIRE – 1

Carol Shea-Porter is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

ANNE KUSTER

U.S. HOUSE

NEW HAMPSHIRE – 2

Anne Kuster is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

TIM BISHOP

U.S. HOUSE

NEW YORK – 1

Tim Bishop is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

CAROLYN MALONEY

U.S. HOUSE

NEW YORK – 12

Carolyn Maloney is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

JOSE SERRANO

U.S. HOUSE

NEW YORK – 15

Jose Serrano is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

NITA LOWEY

U.S. HOUSE

NEW YORK – 17

Nita Lowey is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

SEAN PATRICK MALONEY

U.S. HOUSE

NEW YORK – 18

Sean Patrick Maloney is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

PETE KING

U.S. HOUSE

NEW YORK – 2

Pete King is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

DAN MAFFEI

U.S. HOUSE

NEW YORK – 24

Dan Maffei is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

STEVE ISRAEL

U.S. HOUSE

NEW YORK – 3

Steve Israel is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

CHAKA FATTAH

U.S. HOUSE

PENNSYLVANIA – 2

Chaka Fattah is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

PAT MEEHAN

U.S. HOUSE

PENNSYLVANIA – 7

Pat Meehan is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

MIKE FITZPATRICK

U.S. HOUSE

PENNSYLVANIA – 8

Mike Fitzpatrick is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

DAVID CICILLINE

U.S. HOUSE

RHODE ISLAND – 1

David Cicilline is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

JAMES LANGEVIN

U.S. HOUSE

RHODE ISLAND – 2

James Langevin is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

GERRY CONNOLLY

U.S. HOUSE

VIRGINIA – 11

Gerry Connolly is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

BOBBY SCOTT

U.S. HOUSE

VIRGINIA – 3

Bobby Scott is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

SUZAN DELBENE

U.S. HOUSE

WASHINGTON – 1

Suzan DelBene is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

GWEN MOORE

U.S. HOUSE

WISCONSIN – 4

Gwen Moore is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

MARK UDALL

U.S. SENATE

COLORADO – STATEWIDE

Mark Udall voted for the Manchin-Toomey Amendment (S.AMDT.715) to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

CHRIS COONS

U.S. SENATE

DELAWARE – STATEWIDE

Chris Coons voted for the Manchin-Toomey Amendment (S.AMDT.715) to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

BRIAN SCHATZ

U.S. SENATE

HAWAII – STATEWIDE

Brian Schatz voted for the Manchin-Toomey Amendment (S.AMDT.715) to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

BRUCE BRALEY

U.S. SENATE

IOWA – STATEWIDE

Bruce Braley is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

DICK DURBIN

U.S. SENATE

ILLINOIS – STATEWIDE

Dick Durbin voted for the Manchin-Toomey Amendment (S.AMDT.715) to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

MARY LANDRIEU

U.S. SENATE

LOUISIANA – STATEWIDE

Mary Landrieu voted for the Manchin-Toomey Amendment (S.AMDT.715) to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

ED MARKEY

U.S. SENATE

MASSACHUSETTS – STATEWIDE

As a U.S. Representative, Ed Markey was a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

SUSAN COLLINS

U.S. SENATE

MAINE – STATEWIDE

Susan Collins voted for the Manchin-Toomey Amendment (S.AMDT.715) to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

GARY PETERS

U.S. SENATE

MICHIGAN – STATEWIDE

Gary Peters is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

AL FRANKEN

U.S. SENATE

MINNESOTA – STATEWIDE

Al Franken voted for the Manchin-Toomey Amendment (S.AMDT.715) to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

KAY HAGAN

U.S. SENATE

NORTH CAROLINA – STATEWIDE

Kay Hagan voted for the Manchin-Toomey Amendment (S.AMDT.715) to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

JEANNE SHAHEEN

U.S. SENATE

NEW HAMPSHIRE – STATEWIDE

Jeanne Shaheen voted for the Manchin-Toomey Amendment (S.AMDT.715) to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

CORY BOOKER

U.S. SENATE

NEW JERSEY – STATEWIDE

Cory Booker supports commonsense gun violence prevention laws, including comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

TOM UDALL

U.S. SENATE

NEW MEXICO – STATEWIDE

Tom Udall voted for the Manchin-Toomey Amendment (S.AMDT.715) to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

JEFF MERKLEY

U.S. SENATE

OREGON – STATEWIDE

Jeff Merkley voted for the Manchin-Toomey Amendment (S.AMDT.715) to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

JACK REED

U.S. SENATE

RHODE ISLAND – STATEWIDE

Jack Reed voted for the Manchin-Toomey Amendment (S.AMDT.715) to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

KAMALA HARRIS

ATTORNEY GENERAL

CALIFORNIA – STATEWIDE

As Attorney General, Kamala Harris advocated for commonsense gun violence prevention laws and defended California’s strong gun safety laws in court.

JOHN HICKENLOOPER

GOVERNOR

COLORADO – STATEWIDE

John Hickenlooper signed Colorado House Bill 1229 (2013) and Colorado Senate Bill 197 (2013) into law. HB 1229 requires background checks for all gun sales, with reasonable exceptions for family, hunting, and self-defense, and SB 197 prohibits domestic violence offenders from possessing guns.

JEANNE NICHOLSON

STATE SENATE

COLORADO – SD-16

Jeanne Nicholson voted for Colorado House Bill 1229 (2013) and Colorado Senate Bill 197 (2013). HB 1229 requires background checks for all gun sales, with reasonable exceptions for family, hunting, and self-defense, and SB 197 prohibits domestic violence offenders from possessing guns.

RACHEL ZENZINGER

STATE SENATE

COLORADO – SD-19

Rachel Zenzinger supports commonsense gun violence prevention laws, including comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

ANDY KERR

STATE SENATE

COLORADO – SD-22

Andy Kerr voted for Colorado House Bill 1229 (2013) and Colorado Senate Bill 197 (2013). HB 1229 requires background checks for all gun sales, with reasonable exceptions for family, hunting, and self-defense, and SB 197 prohibits domestic violence offenders from possessing guns.

VALERIE LONGHURST

STATE HOUSE

DELAWARE – HD-15

Valerie Longhurst supported Delaware House Bill 35 (2013), which requires comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

MARGARET ROSE HENRY

STATE SENATE

DELAWARE – SD-2

Margaret Rose Henry supported Delaware House Bill 35 (2013), which requires comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

BRYAN TOWNSEND

STATE SENATE

DELAWARE – SD-11

Bryan Townsend supported Delaware House Bill 35 (2013), which requires comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

ANTHONY BROWN

GOVERNOR

MARYLAND – STATEWIDE

Anthony Brown supported Maryland Senate Bill 281 (2013), which cracks down on illegal gun trafficking and requires lost and stolen guns to be reported to law enforcement.

BRIAN FROSH

ATTORNEY GENERAL

MARYLAND – STATEWIDE

Brian Frosh was a leading adovcate for Maryland Senate Bill 281 (2013), which cracks down on illegal gun trafficking and requires lost and stolen guns to be reported to law enforcement.

MIKE MILLER

STATE SENATE

MARYLAND – SD-27

Mike Miller voted for Maryland Senate Bill 281 (2013), which cracks down on illegal gun trafficking and requires lost and stolen guns to be reported to law enforcement.

KATHLEEN DUMAIS

STATE HOUSE

MARYLAND – HD-15

Kathleen Dumais voted for Maryland Senate Bill 281 (2013), which cracks down on illegal gun trafficking and requires lost and stolen guns to be reported to law enforcement.

MIKE BUSCH

STATE HOUSE

MARYLAND – HD-30

Mike Busch voted for Maryland Senate Bill 281 (2013), which cracks down on illegal gun trafficking and requires lost and stolen guns to be reported to law enforcement.

JAMIE RASKIN

STATE SENATE

MARYLAND – SD-20

Jamie Raskin voted for Maryland Senate Bill 281 (2013), which cracks down on illegal gun trafficking and requires lost and stolen guns to be reported to law enforcement.

MARK DAYTON

GOVERNOR

MINNESOTA – STATEWIDE

Mark Dayton signed Minnesota House Bill 3238 (2014) into law, keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and convicted stalkers.

MARILYN DONDERO LOOP

STATE SENATE

NEVADA – SD-8

As a member of the Nevada State Assembly, Marilyn Dondero Loop voted for Nevada Senate Bill 221, required background checks for all gun sales, with reasonable exceptions for family, hunting, and self-defense, but was vetoed by Gov. Brian Sandoval on June 13, 2013.

JUSTIN JONES

STATE SENATE

NEVADA – SD-9

Justin Jones was the chief sponsor of Nevada Senate Bill 221, required background checks for all gun sales, with reasonable exceptions for family, hunting, and self-defense, but was vetoed by Gov. Brian Sandoval on June 13, 2013.

AMY BEAULIEU

STATE ASSEMBLY

NEVADA – AD-18

Amy Beaulieu supports comprehensive background checks for gun sales in Nevada.

ANDREW CUOMO

GOVERNOR

NEW YORK – STATEWIDE

Andrew Cuomo signed New York Senate Bill 2230 (2013), strengthening the New York State background check system.

ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN

ATTORNEY GENERAL

NEW YORK – STATEWIDE

As Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman has been an advocate for commonsense gun violence prevention laws and has defended New York’s strong gun safety laws in court.

JOHN KITZHABER

GOVERNOR

OREGON – STATEWIDE

John Kitzhaber supports commonsense gun violence prevention laws, including comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

TOM WOLF

GOVERNOR

PENNSYLVANIA – STATEWIDE

Tom Wolf supports commonsense gun violence prevention laws, including comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

DIANA DEGETTE

U.S. HOUSE

COLORADO – 1

Diana DeGette is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

JOHN SARBANES

U.S. HOUSE

MARYLAND – 3

John Sarbanes is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

ELIJAH CUMMINGS

U.S. HOUSE

MARYLAND – 7

Elijah Cummings is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

BARB YARUSSO

STATE HOUSE

MINNESOTA – HD-42A

Barb Yarusso voted for Minnesota House Bill 3238 (2014), which keeps guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and convicted stalkers.

YVONNE SELCER

STATE HOUSE

MINNESOTA – HD-48A

Yvonne Selcer voted for Minnesota House Bill 3238 (2014), which keeps guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and convicted stalkers.

RON ERHARDT

STATE HOUSE

MINNESOTA – HD-49A

Ron Erhardt voted for Minnesota House Bill 3238 (2014), which keeps guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and convicted stalkers.

PAUL ROSENTHAL

STATE HOUSE

MINNESOTA – HD-49B

Paul Rosenthal voted for Minnesota House Bill 3238 (2014), which keeps guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and convicted stalkers.

LAURIE HALVERSON

STATE HOUSE

MINNESOTA – HD-51B

Laurie Halverson voted for Minnesota House Bill 3238 (2014), which keeps guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and convicted stalkers.

WILL MORGAN

STATE HOUSE

MINNESOTA – HD-56B

Will Morgan voted for Minnesota House Bill 3238 (2014), which keeps guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and convicted stalkers.

CHRIS VAN HOLLEN

U.S. HOUSE

MARYLAND – 8

Chris Van Hollen is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

MIKE MERRIFIELD

STATE SENATE

COLORADO – SD-11

Michael Merrifield supports commonsense gun violence prevention laws, including comprehensive background checks for gun sales.

JIM HIMES

U.S. HOUSE

CONNECTICUT – 4

Jim Himes is a co-sponsor of H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

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NRA Extremist Bragg’s About Killing!

It’s come to my attention that  a gun owner NRA and Tea Party Insurrectionists Extremist Gunophile Ammosexual Fetishist ambushed her boyfriend when he came home from work.

This Las Vegas area woman had been planning her crime for 6 MONTHS and shows us why we must stop the NRA’s “guns everywhere” campaign and expand background checks!

http://bit.ly/1sC8Uou

#NotOneMore

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An Open Letter to the Moms of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense has persuaded six businesses – Target, Chipotle, Jack in the Box, Chili’s, Panera, and Sonic – to ask customers to leave their guns at home.  They were also able to pressure a seventh business, Starbucks, into asking open carry practitioners not to be so flamboyant about visibly carrying guns in their stores. That’s a total of seven businesses.

This is a GIGANTIC win for reasonable gun safety!

But this does not go nearly far enough.

These companies have not actually instituted polices that prohibit guns in their stores. Guns will still be allowed in these stores if carried concealed or open in accordance to state law. Panera has specifically stated that management will not ask these NRA Extremist AmmoSexuals to leave if they enter. Though no one is talking about a handgun ban, a reasonable and common sense policy of not allowing ANY guns in their stores AT ALL will help close the “guns everywhere loophole” that these corporations now find themselves caught in.

How can we help?

First of all don’t be craven, BE BOLD! Second, don’t let these corporations off the hook by simply asking that their customers leave their guns at home. This is not what we are DEMANDING! These companies need to ENACT and ENFORCE reasonable safety measures. Lastly we need to DEMAND more and DEMAND that our leadership get more!

This includes:

We DEMAND that companies must ENACT written policies that actually prohibit guns.

We DEMAND that companies must ENACT policies that post signs at stores that say NO GUNS. The more signs and the bigger the signs, the better.

We DEMAND that companies must ENACT policies that install metal detectors at each entrance to catch lawful concealed carry permit holders.

We DEMAND that companies must ENFORCE these polices with staff security to prosecute those who try to enter with guns.

Moms are doing a great job of spending month after month after month demanding and demanding and demanding that stores enact common sense gun safety. We can now build on that momentum and demand for more. Join me and tweet #WeNowDEMANDThatYouENACTandENFORCE to all companies.

BE BOLD! DEMAND for MORE!

 

The GunBanner is the Acting President of The Coalition To Stop Guns, Gun Policy Center board Member, Spokesperson for The Million Mums March, and Founder of the Coalition To Stop Guns Legal Action Project. The GunBanner works to pass and enforce Reasonable civilian disarmament laws through activism, electing public officials who support Common Sense gun bans, and by taking advantage of high profile incidents that involve guns and using them to get media time for our cause. Along with the Coalition, we work to marginalize legal gun use and historic precedent and pass sensible laws to further the Right of our government to ensure that Everyone is free from the guns. This includes the children!

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NRA Tea Party Insurrectionists Extremist Gunophile AmmoSexual Fetishists – DISARMED!

The world took one step closer to #NOTONEMORE as yet another NRA Tea Party Insurrectionists Extremist Gunophile AmmoSexual Fetishists was DISARMED!

Meet Oklahoma MOM Erika Quinn seen here brandishing an Assault Weapon of Mass Destruction.

Quinn

This reckless and lawless monster was served a protective restraining order in April of 2013 and was ordered by the courts to remain 300 yards or more away from the children named in the order, as well as to surrender any and all firearms that she may own!

SURRENDER!!!

The court order can be viewed here.

Why? Because like all another NRA Tea Party Insurrectionists Extremist Gunophile AmmoSexual Fetishists she was a ticking time bomb as seen on her blog and would have given up her family, career, and even her life to have “Wild West” type shootouts over minor disputes such as parking spots or to compensate for some other shortcoming. And because of her, you guessed it, CRIMINAL RECORD!

UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS NOW!

With your help we can spread these safety efforts to @EveryTown!

‘If They Refuse to Hear Us, We Will Make Them Feel Us’

TAKE THAT NRA!

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