Friday, May 3, 2019

What “Unsigning” the Arms Trade Treaty Means for American Gun Owners

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NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 18

 
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What "Unsigning" the Arms Trade Treaty Means for American Gun Owners
Last Friday, President Trump took the historic step of ordering the "unsigning" of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty during his address to the NRA-ILA's Leadership Forum. President Trump's action effectively withdraws the United States from the most comprehensive effort towards international gun control.
 
Pro-Gun Congressmen Introduce Bill to Modernize Gun Sales
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Pro-Gun Congressmen Introduce Bill to Modernize Gun Sales
On Wednesday, Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) led several pro-gun members of his caucus – including Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.), Andy Barr (R-Ky.), Clay Higgins (R-La.), Mike Johnson (R-La.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) – in introducing a bill to modernize the way firearms are sold under federal law. The Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act (FICRA) would update antiquated provisions of the Gun Control Act that reflect a bygone era of criminal recordkeeping and remove arbitrary impediments for law-abiding gun buyers and sellers.
 
MSNBC Reporter Unwittingly Discovers the Importance of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
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MSNBC Reporter Unwittingly Discovers the Importance of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Sometimes even the worst of the media inadvertently stumbles upon the truth. On April 30th, MSNBC reported that the socialist government of Venezuela was running over its citizens with armored vehicles amidst protests of the government's ongoing tyranny.
 
Swiss Politician Attacks Military Officers' Association Over Pro-Rights Stance
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Swiss Politician Attacks Military Officers' Association Over Pro-Rights Stance
As NRA-ILA previously reported, on May 19 Swiss citizens will vote in a referendum to determine whether the idyllic and well-armed mountain nation will conform their domestic gun laws to the new European Firearms Directive. Expedited following the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, the new European Firearms Directive requires European Union member states to enact a host of minimum gun control laws, including new registration and licensing requirements and restrictions on centerfire semi-automatic firearms. Switzerland is not a member of the EU, but is a member of the Schengen Area. Swiss gun control proponents have claimed that a failure to align domestic law with the European Firearms Directive would endanger the neutral nation's Schengen status.
 
NYC's
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NYC's "Desperate Attempt" to Delay Proceedings in Gun Rights Case Rejected by Supreme Court
Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court refused to grant a request by the City of New York to delay the proceedings in the NRA-supported appeal of New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass'n, Inc. v. City of New York (No. 15-683). The case arises out of a challenge to New York City's notoriously restrictive handgun licensing scheme.
 
Grassroots Leadership Conference Wrap-Up
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Grassroots Leadership Conference Wrap-Up
On Saturday, April 27, the NRA-ILA Grassroots Programs & Campaign Field Operations Division hosted its Leadership Conference in conjunction with NRA's Annual Meetings in Indianapolis.
 
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Minority Whip Steve Scalise: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Minority Whip Steve Scalise: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
 
Senator Ted Cruz: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
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Governor Matt Bevin: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
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Senator Todd Young: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Senator Todd Young: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
 
Governor Eric Holcomb: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
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Candace Owens: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
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Kyle Kashuv: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
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STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Arkansas Arkansas
Arkansas: Legislature Adjourns From its 2019 Legislative Session
Hawaii Hawaii
Hawaii: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die
Illinois Illinois
Illinois: Private Transfer Ban Legislation On The Move
Iowa Iowa
Iowa: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die
Nevada Nevada
Nevada: Anti-gun Legislation Could be Considered At Any Time In the Senate Judiciary Committee
Nevada: Clark County Commission Readies to Pass Gun Control With AB 291 Looming
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania: Senate Committee Passes Enhanced Preemption Legislation
Tennessee Tennessee
Tennessee: General Assembly Passes Important Self-Defense Legislation
Washington Washington
Washington: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die, Gun Owner Privacy Protected
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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Fwd: Earth Day is more RED than GREEN

 A few thoughts from a friend.  there is more floating around.   But, it might broaden your horizon.  Tom F
 

Subject: Earth Day is more RED than GREEN

 
 Earth Day is More Red than Green.
Soon Earth Day will be celebrated by those who promote Agenda 21/30, Climate Change and the Green New Deal. 

April 22, the date chosen for the first Earth Day in 1970, was also the 100th birthday of Vladimir Lenin—the Russian revolutionary who became the first head of the USSR after the Revolution of 1917.  Communists are well known for celebrating anniversary dates and this is one example.
Even still today, as stated on their website, the Communist Party USA supports the Green New Deal but purportedly wants it to go even further and include job security for those who are displaced as a result of converting to non fossil fuels.
 
When the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, to the unsuspecting it seemed like a good idea. After all, being good stewards of our environment is certainly a virtue. However, the hidden agenda was a different story. Washington University biologist, Barry Commoner, stated in 1970, "We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world, as a suitable place of human habitation."
 
Was this a reference to global warming?   Guess again.  Ecologist Kenneth Watt opined in 1970. "If present trends continue, the world will be about 4 degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but 11 degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age."
Ooops.   That duck didn't float, so the hue and cry became just the opposite – Global Warming.  That has since  become so well exposed a being  a hoax that  it has morphed into Climate Change, which very conveniently, covers any climate event and is now being promoted big time by the Green New Deal.  
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's recent statement questioning having babies is not new.  Earth Day organizers have pronounced "Too many cars, too many factories, too little water, and too much carbon dioxide — all can be traced easily to too many people" said Ehrlich in The Population Bomb. His solution?  Reducing the world's population could be done by mandated sterilizing water or food. This is in spite of the fact that carbon dioxide is not toxic. Indeed, it is a desirable plant food.  
                                                           
 Environmental Handbook editor, De Bell,  recommended that, after halting world population growth, we "work toward reducing the current three and a half billion people to something less than one billion people …"
 
Gaylord Nelson, equating man with animals said, "Man is just one of the creatures that the Lord put on this earth and is not more important than all the rest." (Translated:  Since polar bears are becoming extinct, we should reduce mankind to save them. This is even though the polar bears are actually increasing in number.) 
 
Lynn White, Jr., even said that religion itself needed to be altered. "More science and more technology are not going to get us out of the present ecologic crisis until we find a new religion, or rethink our old one."
 
You can be sure that the Powers--that-be mean business. The plan is not only to downsize the population, but also, to downsize the standard of living of the remaining citizens as they are considered to be "environmental culprits." 
 
A new document on a French Non-governmental organizations' website states the universal goals:
 
"New single family home construction, except trailers, prohibited. New buildings must be exclusively condos with a maximum per capita living area of 320 square feet."  
 
"For short trips less than 3 miles, the standard should be 'soft transport' (bicycles)… Mandatory fixed working hours in order to simplify the implementation of public transport and carpooling."
 
"Quotas to limit the consumption of imported products. Especially coffee, chocolate, exotic fruits…ban on substitutable processed foods, sodas, all junk food, hamburgers, pizzas, pasta, chicken nuggets…Meat consumption to decrease by 10% per year from 2020 to 55 pounds per person per year in 2030…the consumption of dairy products will follow the same trend." 
 
The plan is to limit, then totally eliminate, beef and then dairy.  The goal is to control our food intake. It is a common practice that when communists take over a country, they take control of the food supply.  When Castro took over Cuba, he took food away from the citizens. Hungry school children were told to pray to God for food. After a few days they were told to pray to him and viola !  Food appeared.
 
One recent example of what lengths to which climate enthusiasts will go, is: this:: A federal judge dismissed a climate lawsuit brought in the name of two young Philadelphia boys.  One was seven and the other eleven. This is part of a dangerous new legal tactic being attempted by climate campaigners to use children as props and plaintiffs.
 
President Trump has rightfully withdrawn America from the Paris Climate Accord which sets high standards for reducing fossil fuels.
  
Already, in one community after another, reasonable energy sources have unnecessarily been exchanged for the far more costly and less effective solar and wind energy sources; in one community prices were driven up to average over $1,000 a month per household.  Also, green energy use is diminishing our ability to depend on having energy.  Brown outs have resulted in electricity being turned off from late evening to dawn, mandatory thermostats set at low temperatures and no hot water.
   
To varying degrees in America, county governments have imposed regulations on housing. The plan is for all humans to live in metropolitan areas, in government housing buildings, where they are more easily controlled than in private, individual and scattered housing. Living in government housing would prevent you from owning a gun; an unarmed citizenry cannot defend themselves and does not have the means to depose a dictator.
 
The Green New Deal advocates no airplanes and only government transit rails between cities., as well as  all buildings be refitted to meet their standards at the cost of untold  trillions. .  
Walking and bicycle paths are already being constructed for local travel. . When transportation is limited the loss of mobility is the loss of freedom.
 
The exception to all of the above regulations, of course, is the ruling elite, themselves.
 
Sure, we have changes in the climate – we always have had, but there is no solid evidence that we humans are the cause.
 
The rationale for requiring these drastic measures is based on flawed studies and false statistics, backed by scientists, (most of whom are not weather scientists,)  who have been misinformed or otherwise  compromised.
 
But, many scientists disagree.   .A petition signed by more than by 300 scientists has been given to President Trump to get us out of the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC.) This UN convention provides the rationale and means for the UN to impose socialism on the member nations as has always been its goal.
 
On Earth Day 1970, Norman Cousins bluntly stated: "Humanity needs a world order. The fully sovereign nation is incapable of dealing with the poisoning of the environment." He argued that "management of the planet … requires a world-government." (Emphasis mine,) 
   . 
We must oppose and expose Agenda 21/30, Climate Change and the Green New Deal for what they are.    
 
The first good step in the right direction was when President Trump took us out of the Paris Climate Accord, however, it will not become effective until 2020.  We need to get him to make it effective now. Contact him by phoning 202-456-1111,  Send an email to https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact /.  Send a post card to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500.
 
 
 
THANK YOU FOR HELPING
 
 
 
 





 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Under the Radar: The Threat from Domestic Islamic Terrorism

Under the Radar: The Threat from Domestic Islamic Terrorism

  Join us in a conversation with Brigitte Gabriel, terrorism expert and chairman of ACT for America. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 12 p.m. (ET)

Dial 515-739-1247; enter code 475246#

Dear Robert,

While the media obsess over any news that promotes the Democrats' "Green New Deal" or undermines President Trump, a radical Islamic influence operation is working at the highest political levels nationwide funded and supported by the radical left to change and transform our country.

Who is aiding and abetting this ongoing, existential threat to America and what should be done to counter it?

Brigitte Gabriel is a New York Times best-selling author. Her latest is "RISE: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom."

Brigitte Gabriel is one of the leading terrorism experts in the world, providing information and analysis on the rise of global Islamic militancy. She lectures nationally and internationally about terrorism and current affairs. 

She has addressed the United Nations, the Australian prime minister, members of the British Parliament/House of Commons, members of the United States Congress, the Pentagon, the Joint Forces Staff College, the U.S. Special Operations Command, the U.S. Asymmetric Warfare group, the FBI and many others.

Ms. Gabriel is a regular guest analyst on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC and various radio stations daily across America, and the author of three best-selling books.

She is founder and chairman of ACT for America, the largest national security grassroots organization in the U.S., with one million members dedicated to preserving national security and promoting Western values. 

Ms. Gabriel was knighted in Europe in 2016 by the Knights of Malta, for her international work fighting terrorism and standing up for Western, Judeo-Christian values. She joins a long list of knights including former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Nelson Mandela, Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger and others.

Ms. Gabriel has been named one of the top 50 most prominent speakers in America. She is fluent in Arabic, French, English and Hebrew.

Please join us for this informative and stimulating discussion.

 

For God and Country,

Robert Knight

STAND Senior Fellow

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