12 Things That Just Happened That Show The Next Wave Of The Economic Collapse Is Almost Here

March 4, 2013 in 2nd Amendment, Abuse of Power, America's Collapse, America's Heritage, Congress, Constitution, Cooking the Books, Deval Patrick, Economic Deception, Generational Theft, Gun Control, Intimidation, Liars, Liberty, Liberty in Jeopardy, Obamanation, Patriotism, Political Deception, Political Incompetence, President Obama, Propaganda, Quantitative Easing, Sequestration, US Sovereignty

Mark SteynOur government is lying to us. The reason Barack Hussein Obama began his strategy of “Blame” over “Sequestration” is because he knows that the economic collapse of the US economy is coming and he needs a scapegoat! His “full court press” in the media is perpetuating his grievous “lie” that an “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny” Sequestration cut will cause catastrophic damage to our economy.

Besides the following article, other independent economists, who, using the same data as our US Bureau of  Labor Statistics reach the entirely different conclusion that our unemployment rates are INCREASING, not DECREASING. 

Thomas Jefferson said that, To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us down with perpetual debt….I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple.”  We have thrown his warnings to the wind and now because of our economic gluttony of QE1, QE2, QE3, QE4 etc., face the loss of our Independence and sovereignty as well. 

Folks, an economic collapse will place our  Bill of Rights and our Constitution in grave jeopardy! The dumbing down of  our last generation has left them without an understanding of the source of the Rights  that they enjoy.

Without the Bill of Rights,  our 2nd Amendment and our ability to protect and preserve our Constitution and our “Natural Rights” will be abolished.  All of the proposed  State and Federal Gun Laws being proposed would have practically no affect on stopping incidents like Newtown while having a vital affect on our Constitutional right to preserve and protect our families and country.   

This is a time for action! Don’t allow either the Obama or  the Patrick Administrations to take away any more of your Constitutional Rights! Call your State and Senators and representatives and tell them NO on Unconstitutional Gun Control measures and  on our “drunken sailor” Spending. 

12 Things That Just Happened That Show The Next Wave Of The Economic Collapse Is Almost Here

 By Michael, on March 3rd, 2013�

12 Things That Just Happened That Show The Next Wave Of The Economic Collapse Is Almost HereAre we running out of time?  For the last several years, we have been living in a false bubble of hope that has been fueled by massive amounts of debt and bailout money.  This illusion of economic stability has convinced most people that the great economic crisis of 2008 was just an “aberration” and that now things are back to normal.  Unfortunately, that is not the case at all.  The truth is that the financial crash of 2008 was just the first wave of our economic troubles.  We have not even come close to recovering from that wave, and the next wave of the economic collapse is rapidly approaching.  Our economy is like a giant sand castle that has been built on a foundation of debt and toilet paper currency.  As each wave of the crisis hits us, the solutions that our leaders will present to us will involve even more debt and even more money printing.  And each time, those “solutions” will only make our problems even worse.  Right now, events are unfolding in Europe and in the United States that are pushing us toward the next major crisis moment.  I sincerely hope that we have some more time before the next crisis overwhelms us, but as you will see, time is rapidly running out.

The following are 12 things that just happened that show the next wave of the economic collapse is almost here…

#1 According to TrimTab’s CEO Charles Biderman, corporate insider purchases of stock have hit an all-time low, and the ratio of corporate insider selling to corporate insider buying has now reached an astounding 50 to 1….

While retail is being told to buy-buy-buy, Biderman exclaims that “insiders at U.S. companies have bought the least amount of shares in any one month,” and that the ratio of insider selling to buying is now 50-to-1 – a monthly record.

#2 On Friday we learned that personal income in the United States experienced its largest one month decline in 20 years

Personal income decreased by $505.5 billion in January, or 3.6%, compared to December (on a seasonally adjusted and annualized basis). That’s the most dramatic decline since January 1993, according to the Commerce Department.

#3 In a stunning move, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says that he will appoint an emergency financial manager to take care of Detroit’s financial affairs…

Snyder, 54, took a step he avoided a year ago, empowering an emergency financial manager who can sweep aside union contracts, sell municipal assets, restructure services and reorder finances. He announced the move yesterday at a public meeting in Detroit.

If this does not work, Detroit will almost certainly have to declare bankruptcy.  If that happens, it will be the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

#4 On Friday it was announced that the unemployment rate in Italy had risen to 11.7 percent.  That was a huge jump from 11.3 percent the previous month, and Italy now has the highest unemployment rate that it has experienced in 21 years.

#5 The youth unemployment rate in Italy has risen to a new all-time record high of 38.7 percent.

#6 On Friday it was announced that the unemployment rate in the eurozone as a whole had just hit a brand new record high of 11.9 percent.

#7 On Friday it was announced that the unemployment rate in Greece has now reached 27 percent, and it is being projected that it will reach30 percent by the end of the year.

#8 The youth unemployment rate in Greece is now an almost unbelievable 59.4 percent.

#9 On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Lisbon and other Portuguese cities to protest the austerity measures that are being imposed upon them.  It was reportedly the largest protest in the history of Portugal.

#10 According to Goldman Sachs, bank deposits declined all over Europe during the month of January.

#11 Over the weekend, the deputy governor of China’s central bank declared that China is prepared for a “currency war“…

A top Chinese banker said Beijing is “fully prepared” for a currency war as he urged the world to abide by a consensus reached by the G20 to avert confrontation, state media reported on Saturday.

Yi Gang, deputy governor of China’s central bank, issued the call after G20 finance ministers last month moved to calm fears of a looming war on the currency markets at a meeting in Moscow.

Those fears have largely been fuelled by the recent steep decline in the Japanese yen, which critics have accused Tokyo of manipulating to give its manufacturers a competitive edge in key export markets over Asian rivals.

#12 Italy is an economic basket case at this point, and the political gridlock in Italy is certainly not helping matters.  Former comedian Beppe Grillo’s party could potentially tip the balance of power one way or the other in Italy, and over the weekend he made some comments that are really shaking things up over in Europe.  For one thing, he is suggesting that Italy should hold a referendum on the euro…

“I am a strong advocate of Europe. I am in favor of an online referendum on the euro,” Beppe Grillo told Bild am Sonntag.

Such a vote would not be legally binding in Italy, where referendums can only be used to repeal laws or parts of laws, but would carry political weight. Grillo has said in the past that membership of the euro should be up to the Italian people.

In addition, Grillo is also suggesting that Italy’s debt has gotten so large that renegotiation is the only option…

In an interview with a German magazine published on Saturday, Mr Grillo said that “if conditions do not change” Italy “will want” to leave the euro and return to its former national currency.

The 64-year-old comic-turned-political activist also said Italy needs to renegotiate its €2 trillion debt.

At 127 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), it is the highest in the euro zone after Greece.

“Right now we are being crushed, not by the euro, but by our debt. When the interest payments reach €100 billion a year, we’re dead. There’s no alternative,” he told Focus, a weekly news magazine.

He said Italy was in such dire economic straits that “in six months, we will no longer be able to pay pensions and the wages of public employees.”

And of course government debt has taken center stage in the United States as well.

The sequester cuts have now gone into effect, and they will definitely have an effect on the U.S. economy.  Of course that effect will not be nearly as dramatic as many Democrats are suggesting, but without a doubt those cuts will cause the U.S. economy to slow down a bit.

And of course the U.S. economy has already been showing plenty of signs of slowing down lately.  If you doubt this, please see my previous article entitled “Consumer Spending Drought: 16 Signs That The Middle Class Is Running Out Of Money“.

So what comes next?

Well, everyone should keep watching Europe very closely, and it will also be important to keep an eye on Wall Street.  There are a whole bunch of indications that the stock market is at or near a peak.  For example, just check out what one prominent stock market analyst recently had to say

“Every reliable technical tool is warning of major peaking action,” said Walter Zimmerman, the senior technical analyst at United-ICAP. “This includes sentiment, momentum, classical chart patterns, and Elliott wave analysis.

“Most of the rally in the stock market since 2009 can be chalked up to the Federal Reserve’s attempt to create a ‘wealth effect’ through higher stock market prices. This only exacerbates the downside risk. Why? The stock market no is longer a lead indicator for the economy. It is instead reflecting  Fed manipulation. Pushing the stock market higher while the real economy languishes has resulted in another bubble.

“The next leg down will not be a partial correction of the advance since the 2009 lows. It will be another major financial crisis. The worst is yet to come.”

Sadly, most people will continue to deny that anything is wrong until it is far too late.

Many areas of Europe are already experiencing economic depression, and it is only a matter of time before the U.S. follows suit.

Time is running out, and I hope that you are getting ready.

So what do you think?

How much time do you believe that we have left before the next wave of the economic collapse strikes?

 

Jeff Rowley Big Wave Surfer wipeout Photo Jaws Peahi by Xvolution Media

Read more at:  http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/

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Is US Concealed Carry in Jeopardy?

February 25, 2013 in 2nd Amendment, America's Heritage, Congress, Gun Control, President Obama, Supreme Court, United States Constitution

siSigners“The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them.”
— Zacharia Johnson, delegate to Virginia Ratifying Convention

John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and  Zacharia Johnson would be surprised and amazed by the shenanigans being perpetrated against our 2nd Amendment Rights.

The following is extracted from Wikipedia:

Prior to the 1897 supreme court case Robertson v. Baldwin, the federal courts had been silent on the issue of concealed carry. In the dicta from a maritime law case the Supreme Court commented that state laws restricting concealed weapons do not infringe upon the right to bear arms protected by the Federal Second Amendment.[58]

In the majority decision in the 2008 Supreme Court case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote;

“Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment or state analogues … The majority of the 19th-century courts to consider the question held that prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons were lawful under the Second Amendment or state analogues.”[59]

Heller was a landmark case because for the first time in United States history a Supreme Court decision defined the right to bear arms as constitutionally guaranteed to private citizens rather than a right restricted to “well regulated militia[s]”. The Justices asserted that sensible restrictions on the right to bear arms are constitutional however an outright ban on a specific type of firearm, in this case handguns, was in fact unconstitutional. The decision is limited because it only applies to federal enclaves such as the District of Columbia.

On June 28, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the handgun ban enacted by the city of Chicago, Illinois, in McDonald v. Chicago, effectively extending the Heller decision to states and local governments nationwide.[60] Banning handguns in any jurisdiction has the effect of rendering invalid any licensed individual’s right to carry concealed in that area except for federally exempted retired and current law enforcement officers and other government employees acting in the discharge of their official duties.

In a sweeping ruling on a Colorado case, the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decreed that there is no Second Amendment right to carry a concealed firearm in public. The broad wording of the decision in Peterson v. Martinez creates a far-reaching national precedent against carrying a loaded handgun outside the home.

consequently, one can be fairly certain that this case will make its way to the Supreme court. A court that in 2008 created the legal fiat that “Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited.”

Should we be worried about a Supreme Court Decision? You betcha!

Remember what happened with ObamaCare! We can’t always trust the courts anymore because they have been packed with incompetent, unprincipled ideologues that can be easily manipulated  When the Progressives can’t get their way with legislation, they use the courts to bypass the will of the people.

If Barack Hussein Obama has the opportunity to choose a Supreme Court Justice before this case is heard, our Second Amendment Rights will be in serious jeopardy!

 

 

 

 

 

Justice For Gun Owners – You Are Racist & Corrupt If You Support The 2nd Amendment – Jeanine Pirro Weighs In!

February 24, 2013 in 2nd Amendment, America's Collapse, Gun Control, President Obama, United States Constitution

Chicago CopChicago Police Superintendent Says You Are Racist & Corrupt If You Support The 2nd Amendment Or  If You Support Any Politian That Supports The 2nd Amendment!
Justice For Gun Owners – You Are Racist & Corrupt If You Support The 2nd Amendment – Jeanine Pirro Weighs In!
Unbelievable!!!!!

Chicago’s Top Cop: The Racist Roots of Gun Rights?

July 5, 2011

(GunReports.com) — Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, newly appointed by anti-gun Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has wasted no time in sharing his views on Chicagoans’ individual right to keep and bear arms, the NRA-ILA reports.

Less than a month after his approval by the City Council, McCarthy attended a service at St. Sabina’s Church (a parish led by anti-gun extremist Father Michael Pfleger) and made a speech claiming that a lack of restrictive gun control laws is “government sponsored racism.”

Those with a better understanding of history will find themselves confused trying to interpret McCarthy’s logic, as decades of scholarship have proven just the opposite; that gun control, rather than its absence, has often been used as a means of government sponsored racism.

In his 1995 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy article, “The Racist Roots of Gun Control,” Second Amendment scholar Clayton E. Cramer outlines the historical case that “racism underlies gun control laws.” Cramer notes that racist gun control in America stretches as far back as 1751 with a French law in the Louisiana territory that required colonists to “‘[i]f necessary,’ beat ‘any black carrying any potential weapon, such as a cane.’”

Though Superintendent McCarthy might be excused for not looking that far back, he should certainly be aware of last year’s U.S. Supreme Court opinion in the case of McDonald v. Chicago.  In a concurring opinion in that case, Justice Clarence Thomas explained that in the years preceding the Civil War, “Many legislatures amended their laws prohibiting slaves from carrying firearms to apply the prohibition to free blacks as well.” After the Civil War, little improved.  Justice Thomas writes: “Some States formally prohibited blacks from possessing firearms… Others enacted legislation prohibiting blacks from carrying firearms without a license, a restriction not imposed on whites.”

Other Reconstruction Era (and later) laws were less candid. For example, an 1870 Tennessee law barred the sale of all but the most expensive pistols, effectively disarming newly freed blacks and the poor.  New York’s Sullivan Law of 1911, requiring a permit for handgun possession, was largely targeted at Italians and other disfavored immigrant groups. (That law is still on the books.)  And the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was denied a concealed carry permit in Alabama under a similar discretionary permitting law—even after his house had been bombed.

We suggest that in the future, Superintendent McCarthy might do a little more research before conflating respect for a fundamental individual right with its antithesis, government-sponsored racism.

http://www.gunreports.com/news/news/Chicago-Top-Cop-The-Racist-Roots-of-Gun-Rights_3148-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS

Ladies You Don’t Need A Gun! – Grab Your Whistle!!! – Gun Control! Unbelievable!!!

February 19, 2013 in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, Hope and Change, United States Constitution

ladiesYesterday afternoon video of Colorado Democrat Rep. Joe Salazar was released from a hearing in which he was arguing for the disarmament of college students (HB13-1226).

Ladies You Don’t Need A Gun! – Grab Your Whistle!!! – Gun Control!  Unbelievable!!!

His comments, oddly, were aimed particularly towards women on college campus. When statistics show that  one in four collegiate women report rape and one in five are raped, Salazar may want to pick a different segment of the population to focus on when trying to make the ridiculous case you’re about to see below.

Controversy Over A Woman’s Right To Defend Herself With A Firearm – Megyn Kelly

Own A Gun? – State Consider Mandating Firearm Insurance! – Gun Control! – Unconstitutional!

February 6, 2013 in "Bill of Rights", 2nd Amendment, Gun Control

Gun InsuranceThey Are Looking For A Way To Infringe On Your Constitutional Rights! – Wake Up America!

BOSTON —  As lawmakers cast around for ways to curb gun-related violence, some are hoping the insurance market might offer incentives.

A bill filed Friday in Massachusetts would require gun owners to purchase liability insurance in the event that a firearm is used to injure.

The insurance policies would give those injured by a weapon a legal recourse, backers of the bill say, but they also would create financial incentives that could reduce accidents and fatalities. Gun owners, for example, might see lower insurance rates if they agreed to take firearms training courses and properly stored their weapons.

“Insurance companies were able to discourage smoking through the marketplace and make cars safer through the marketplace,” said state Rep. David Linsky, the bill’s sponsor.

And insurers have more leeway than law enforcement in some cases, he said.

Massachusetts already has gun storage laws, but police cannot come into a person’s home without a warrant, Linsky pointed out. An insurance company, however, would be able to verify that there is proper gun storage before writing a policy.

Officials at the National Conference of State Legislatures say that, to their knowledge, no state has adopted a gun insurance requirement.

The idea is already meeting with resistance from gun rights advocates, who say it amounts to more regulation aimed at law-abiding gun owners.

“Now we’re going to have insurance companies telling us how we are supposed to be trained and where we are going to store our guns?” said Jim Wallace, executive director of the Gun Owners Action League in Massachusetts.

Craig Baenziger, who works at a gun- and ammunition-seller in North Attleboro called Northeast Trading Co., said requiring liability insurance for guns makes little sense because it targets people who buy the weapons legally instead of going after criminals who illegally possess them.

“Insurance on your gun isn’t really going to decrease crime or accidents. Nobody shoots their friend on purpose. It’s not going to do anything,” Baenziger said. “It’s just a way to increase revenue for the state.”

But supporters say requiring liability insurance could cut down on accidents, because gun owners who store their weapons safely would pay less for their insurance. It could also curb the flow of illegal guns because insurance policies would reward owners who secure weapons against theft.

Other recent gun-control proposals being pushed in the wake of the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have focused more directly on banning the sale or possession of certain weapons.

President Barack Obama is pushing a series of steps including requiring background checks on all gun sales, reinstating the ban on guns classified as assault weapons and renewing a 10-round limit on the size of ammunition magazines.

By Steve LeBlanc THE ASSOCIATED PRESS http://www.telegram.com/article/20130119/NEWS/101199988/1052

Testimony You Won’t See On CNN or Read About in the Boston Globe or NY Times

January 29, 2013 in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, Lamestream Media

Mark Mattioli, the father of  Sandy Hook Elementary shooting victim James Mattioli,  gave moving testimony in front of a Hartford Connecticut Gun Violence Task Force. A couple of  quoted highlights that you will not see in the lamestream media follow.

Mark stated that, “I think that there is much more promise for a solution in identifying, researching and creating solutions along the lines of mental health issues. I think there is a lot of work that can be done there. “

“The Problem is not Gun Laws.”

2nd Amendment Opponent Mayor Bloomberg’s Armed Security Accosts Journalist

January 29, 2013 in "Bill of Rights", 2nd Amendment, Abuse of Power, Anarchy, Constitutional, Founding Principles, Gun Control, Political Class, Political Deception

Our country has now evolved such that there are one set of rules for our new elite “Ruling Political Class” and another for us, the  new common “Serfs Class”.

Our Political Class has become a do as I say not as I do elite.  Rabid anti-gun Anti-2nd Amendment Mayor Michael Bloomberg surrounded by 5 hefty security guards , leaving a conference, is asked a gun control question by a reporter,  Jason Matter, who was also an attendee. Jason is immediately accosted by Bloomberg’s  guards  and then the guards  continue to harass and intimidate him even after he walks away down the street.

 

 

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GOOD NEWS: MAYOR BLOOMBERG’S JOURNALIST REPELLENT SYSTEM IS WORKING PERFECTLY

By:  John Haywood
1/28/2013 12:55 PM

My old friend Jason Mattera, now with the Andrea Tantaros show, participated in a stress test of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s journalist repellent systems, and I’m pleased to report that the system is functioning beautifully.  The Mayor is protected from a number of things he would prefer his citizens remain vulnerable to, including impertinent questions.  He doesn’t seem any more eager to declare his own personal “gun-free zone” than most other gun control zealots, but he’s strongly in favor of journalism-free zones:

You can tell Jason is mellowing out, because in his wild youth he would have done the interview with a Big Gulp in his hand.  If he gets a chance to conduct a follow-up interview, I’m hoping he’ll ask if Bloomberg has ever participated in Barack Obama’s “frequent skeet shoots,” which I believe look something like this:

It’s remarkable how reliably the “why won’t you disarm your bodyguards?” question discombobulates the anti-Second Amendment crowd.  They really don’t have a comfortable focus-group-friendly answer to it.  The coldly logical responses – “because I’m more important than you, so I need protection” – simply do not sit well with the public.  That includes people who might otherwise be content to ride in the gun-control bandwagon, until they hit this particular intellectual speed bump.

The question is not, “Why should you have a professional security detail while I must defend myself?”  If that were the issue at hand, it wouldn’t be tough to answer the question.  Instead, the ruling class finds it difficult to explain why they should enjoy armed protection while the rest of us are forbidden to defend ourselves at all, or must do so within an environment of complex restrictions that put us at a pronounced disadvantage against attackers.  This position might be easier to defend if the Little People faced no significant risk of criminal attack, but that’s obviously not the case.  It’s especially obvious if you know more about the recent history of law-abiding citizens defending themselves with firearms than the national media wants you to know.

Serious students of American liberty read the Second Amendment and see the right of individual citizens to defend themselves, and their families, against tyranny and barbarism.  It is increasingly offensive to hear people with armed security details lecture us on how it’s really more like a provisional license to shoot ducks and clay pigeons.

Update: You’ll have to make do with the artistic representation of Obama’s frequent skeet shooting sessions provided by Messrs. Brooks and Korman, because the White House refuses to provide photos of our gun-slinging President filling the sky with hot lead.

 

Read the entire post and comments here: http://www.humanevents.com/2013/01/28/good-news-mayor-bloombergs-journalist-repellent-system-is-working-perfectly/

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Gun Control – Hypocrisy On The Hill – Gov’t Officials Won’t Be Affected By Gun Ban

January 27, 2013 in "Bill of Rights", 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, Obama's America 2016, President Obama

Gun HGun Control – Hypocrisy On The Hill – Gov’t Officials Exempt From Feinstein’s Bill
Gun Control – Hypocrisy On The Hill – Gov’t Officials Won’t Be Affected By Gun Ban
Lawmaker Want To Be Able To Protect Their Families, But Want To Take Away Your Right To Protect Your Families!

I Guess They Are More Important Then We are!

Are “Gun Free Zones” Really An Invitation To Kill People? – Huckabee

Gun Myths Debunked – Up In Arms Gun Control Debate Heats Up – Jessie Duff -Jeanine Pirro

 

2nd Amendment Under Attack – More Detail NRA Responds To Sweeping New Gun Control – Megyn Kelly

January 24, 2013 in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, National Security, Obama's America 2016, Political Correctness, President Obama, Socialist, The Hope and The Change

gun bDemocrats introduce expanded  assault-weapons ban

Published January 24, 2013 FoxNews.com

Congressional Democrats introduced a new and broader assault-weapons ban  Thursday, in a vivid press conference that included a display of various weapons  they want to outlaw.

It was a measure that was quickly condemned by the National Rifle Association  as an assault on the Constitution, “instead of prosecuting criminals or fixing  our broken mental health system.”

“The American people know gun bans do not work and we are confident Congress  will reject Senator Feinstein’s wrong-headed approach,” spokeswoman Andrew  Arulanandam said.

The measure was written by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who was behind  the original 1994 assault-weapons ban which expired in 2004. It marks the first  major legislative step since President Obama, in the wake of the Newtown school  shooting, called for new gun control measures including a new and stronger  assault-weapons ban.

“Our weak gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again, and  again, and again in our country,” Feinstein said. “Weapons, designed originally  for the military to kill large numbers of people in close combat, are replicated  for civilian use.”

She said the bill she and her colleagues are introducing would bar the “sale,  transfer, manufacture and importation” of assault weapons. It would also ban  magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

As part of the press conference, lawmakers displayed an array of weapons,  including a Colt AR-15, a semi-automatic assault rifle, and an Intratec TEC-9, a  semi-automatic handgun.

The move comes after NBC News host David Gregory faced an investigation for  displaying a banned magazine on a Sunday show in the District — but the Senate  sergeant-at-arms office said the weapons were displayed Thursday in “compliance”  with all applicable laws.

The office said they are “authentic” and in the custody of the Philadelphia  and D.C. police departments, which brought them.

The weapons ban, though, faces long odds even after last month’s mass school  shooting in the state of Connecticut.

In a statement, Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said the proposal would have  done “nothing” to prevent the Newtown tragedy and vowed to fight to defeat the  bill.

“Washington politicians shouldn’t be taking advantage of recent tragedy to  try to push an aggressive gun control agenda. Real assault weapons — machine  guns — are already functionally illegal, and they have been since 1934,” he  said.

The last ban expired in 2004 when Congress refused to renew it under pressure  from the National Rifle Association, a gun advocacy group. There’s continuing  disagreement about the effectiveness of the original assault-weapons ban, and  measures like beefed-up background checks on gun sales may be more likely to  pass.

Definitions of what qualifies as an assault weapon have varied over time and  across states.

According to a summary from Feinstein’s office, her bill would place bans on  120 “specifically named firearms,” as well as certain other semiautomatic guns  — and those with a fixed magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds.

While the 1994 law defined an assault weapon as one that had, in most cases,  a detachable magazine and at least two characteristics as set by Congress, the  new bill would define an assault weapon as one that meets just one of those  characteristics.

Some of those characteristics for rifles in the old law included a pistol  grip, a folding stock and a bayonet mount. But the Feinstein bill would strip  what her office describes as “easy-to-remove” characteristics like the bayonet  mount from that list.

Feinstein’s office says the bill would grandfather in weapons legally owned  before enactment and exempt more than 900 “specifically named weapons” for  hunting or sporting purposes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/24/democrats-reintroduce-assault-weapons-ban/#ixzz2IwipLnPB

” think the president’s program is false, misleading and to some extent Unconstitutional.”- Rudy Giuliani

January 20, 2013 in "Bill of Rights", 2nd Amendment, Abuse of Power, Constitutional, Freedom, Gun Control, Liberty in Jeopardy, Obamanation, President Obama, The Hope and The Change, Who Is Barack Hussein Obama?

clipFormer New York Mayor, Rudy Giuliani says, “Gun Control affects the ‘good guys”. The bad guys aren’t affected by gun control. You tell them they can’t have an assault weapon. They say go to hell. We’re going to have our Assault weapons.  You say the magazine should only be 7, they keep their 15.”