Archive for the ‘Guns’ Category

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December 3, 2009

This is what happens when someone gets caught buying guns illegally for someone else. I hope that they make an example of this event because if they do, they might not have to make it so hard for law-abiding citizens to exercise their own rights.

Buying a gun for someone else that should not own a gun should be an even more severely punished crime than it is now! Furthermore, if the gun is later found to have been used in a crime, then the straw purchaser should be held responsible for the crime as if they did it themselves.

I bet it wouldn’t happen anymore.

This is a Federal Offense!

Westfield NJ Woman Gets 15 Years For Aiding Killer

WESTFIELD LEADER– A Westfield woman was charged last month with making false statements to purchase a firearm for a person who was prohibited from possessing it, announced United States Attorney Michael Levy.

Emily Joy Gross, 24, has been charged with one count of making false statements in connection with the purchase of a firearm, and one count of aiding and abetting a prohibited person to possess a firearm.

According to news reports, Daniel Autenrieth, 31, led police on a 40-mile highway chase, from outside Easton, Pa. to the Poconos, after Autenrieth kidnapped his nine-year-old son at gunpoint from the boy’s mother at her townhouse in Nazareth, Pa. following an argument. Autenrieth shot and killed Pennsylvania State Trooper Joshua Miller, 34, and wounded a second trooper with the pistol allegedly purchased by Gross, police said. Autenrieth was killed during a shooting exchange with troopers who rescued the child at the start of the gun battle.

The child’s mother reportedly had an order of protection against Autenrieth. Because of the order, Autenrieth was prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The United States Attorney’s Office for Eastern Pennsylvania alleges that on May 29, Gross purchased a Taurus nine-millimeter pistol and ammunition from a store in Hamburg, Pa. Authorities said Gross falsely stated that she was living at an address in Pennsylvania when, in fact, she was living in Westfield.

In addition, Gross has been charged with aiding and abetting the illegal possession of the firearm by a person who was prohibited from possessing any firearm under federal law because he was subject to a Protection From Abuse Order.

If convicted, Gross could face a maximum possible sentence of 15 years of imprisonment, three years of supervised release and a $500,000 fine.

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Victory!

June 26, 2008

Did we really think that this would not be the case?

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – Americans can keep guns at home for self-defense, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in the justices’ first-ever pronouncement on the meaning of gun rights under the Second Amendment.

The court’s 5-4 ruling struck down the District of Columbia’s ban on handguns. The decision went further than even the Bush administration wanted, but probably leaves most federal firearms restrictions intact.

Every Kid Should Have a Ruger 10/22

March 6, 2008

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I am not a gun fanatic!

OK, maybe just a little.

No matter what, I feel as though every law-abiding citizen should have the right to bear arms and in fact should be encouraged to do so for the betterment of society as a whole.

Why not teach kids how to shoot a gun in gym class?

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(My son sending some lead downrange)

My high school used to have a gun range in the basement of its old campus but now that it has become a bastion of ultra-liberalism, I’m sad to say that the new campus has a pottery studio instead.

Perhaps living in Texas for a few years helped to shape my ideals but over time I have come to feel as though gun ownership, the right to carry and the Castle Doctrine that allows for unfettered self protection within one’s own home, are all good for society.

Why?

Because some ignorant would be criminal might just think twice before they use their illegal gun to perpetrate a crime against the possibility of encountering a well armed, well trained, law abiding citizen.

Here in New Jersey, if you dare to hurt a criminal as they invade your home, you might just face a lawsuit and if the amount of force you use to repell the invader exceeds the amount of force they use to assalt you, you may even go to jail.

How absolutely ridiculous!

For this reason, I am anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court to weigh in on the constitutional meaning of those few troublesome words…

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”

The case, District of Columbia v. Heller, 07-290, should give us the clarification that we have been waiting for

If we win, people like Mayor Bloomberg will simply have to accept that the Constitution is on the side of the people and NOT on the side of the criminals who have always and will always have free access to all of the guns they want.

 Stay tuned!

The problem with criminals is that they have all the guns!

April 17, 2007

Beretta Tomcat 

As a card carrying member of the NRA, a one-time Texan and generally a believer that people kill people, not guns, I am very upset about the enormous amount of anti-gun rhetoric that I have been reading in the aftermath of yesterday’s tragedy in Virginia.

Living in New Jersey, a state where I’m sure more criminals own guns than law abiding citizens, I feel as though I am surrounded by people who are so naïve that I often wonder if they still believe in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and Peter Pan.

If law abiding citizens carried guns more often, rampaging psychotics like this young man in Virginia might just be “taken out” well before such a huge number of innocent people could have ever been killed.

When criminals decide to strike, knowing that their prey is unarmed and otherwise helpless only emboldens them and puts them in a position of ultimate power.

As Lord (John Emerich Edward Dalberg) Acton states….

“Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Why do we think that keeping guns out of the hands of law abiding individuals makes an ounce of difference relative to what criminals might do?

In my opinion, we need guns in the hands of properly trained people to protect all of us from situations like this!