Out of state guns purchases must be done through a pair of FFL persons. The first is the gun shop where the weapon is purchased from. You have to go through all the federal requirements, paperwork and FBI checks to be approved for the purchase. Read more »
Mr. Velleco (director of federal affairs for Gun Owners of America) discussed the case of David Olesen. The ATF arrested him for possession of a machine gun. The gun was actually a semi-automatic that misfired one time at a range and the ATF was called in. Read more »
John Velleco, director of federal affairs for Gun Owners of America, had some useful things to say about the ATF. He brought up the Leatherman Multi-tool that the BAFTE was handing out to their field agents. These tools had “Think Forfeiture” engraved on the side. Read more »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BAFTE formerly known as the ATF) was the target of several speakers at this conference.
Dave Hardy gave us some useful insight into the workings of the BAFTE. Read more »
The Restaurant – sub-part 2
We sat down at a round table reminiscent of those poker tables in those western movie bar scenes, right in the middle of the room. I half-expected to find a well-worn deck of cards. There was no panicked rush for the doors, or even a slow exodus, and people all around us were friendly. Read more »
(The Restaurant – sub-part 1 of 2)
As I probably mentioned, I was staying in the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. It is a bit out of the way of a lot of eateries, so a few of us had the hotel concierge arrange for the hotel shuttle take us to a restaurant and pick us up at no charge. We did tip the driver, though.
I will not cover the food here, as I have just eaten right before writing this and will be forced to go into the kitchen and overeat if I go into detail about the food. Read more »
Chuck Cunningham, Director of the NRA Political Victory Fund presented some of the close Senatorial races we should watch and support. [With the proliferation of cell phone plans that cover all domestic long distance in the cost of the plan, there have been a lot of activists from both the liberal and conservative positions calling and getting out the vote for candidates in other states.] Read more »
Alan Gottlieb is the Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, a National Director of the American Conservative Union, President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, President of the American Political Action Committee, President of NoInternetTax.org, and President of KeepAndBearArms.com. He also is seen on Read more »
David Young was one of the speakers, and I was already quite familiar with his The Origin of the Second Amendment. I also had to obtain a copy of his new book The Founders’ View of the Right to Bear Arms. In a nutshell, David spoke to us about Where Did the Second Amendment Come From?
First, the Second Amendment was founded on associations. We are guaranteed the right of free association (the right to hang with people we wish to). This also sets a precedent that helps Second Amendment law cases defending the Second Amendment.
Second (no pun intended), the very idea of a Second Amendment was very revolutionary and continues to protect United States Citizens against tyrants and oppressive governments.
Both of David Young’s books contain enormous amounts of research and documentation that boggles the mind. No person who is interested in protecting our Second Amendment should be without this book.
Robert Corbin, former President of the NRA and former Arizona Attorney General, has accomplished more for gun rights in Arizona than anyone I can think of. Arizona had the “Castle Doctrine” in place ten years before Florida had. The castle doctrine basically asserts that a man’s home is Read more »