Harry Reid May Call for Vote on Gun Control Legislation: Says, "We Need Some Mor…

Harry Reid May Call for Vote on Gun Control Legislation: Says, “We Need Some More Votes” Gun control activists have recently renewed their efforts to gain ground on Capitol Hill. As we reported this week, they continue to exploit high-profile national tragedies in an attempt to push their anti-gun agenda. They use grieving victims to falsely claim that enacting their “reforms” would have prevented these tragedies. Anti-gun groups sponsored by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are trying to convince Congress to enact their proposals. And as we saw this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wants to help them do just that. As reported this week by the Washington Examiner, Reid said Tuesday that he may call for a vote on so-called “universal” background check legislation. The article noted that Reid said he had no expectation the legislation would pass, but the vote would help highlight the differences between the two parties when it comes to gun control. “We need some more votes,” Reid said. “But it may be good to bring this up just to send the American people another message about how 85 percent of the American people can agree on …read more

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), sponsor of the Brady Bill and the “assault weapon…

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), sponsor of the Brady Bill and the “assault weapon” and “large” magazine ban when he was in the House of Representatives, probably shouldn’t be the go-to guy for historical arguments against the individual right to keep and bear arms. The Washington Times reports that Schumer said on Tuesday Thomas Jefferson was the architect of the Bill of Rights. As the Times notes, Jefferson was overseas serving as minister to France during the Constitutional convention and the congressional debate over the Bill of Rights. Schumer can perhaps console himself that both Jefferson and a pivotal author and champion of the Bill of Rights, James Madison, had a lot in common. (Sen. Schumer, take notes.) Jefferson and Madison were both from Virginia. Both later became president of the United States. And both supported the right to arms. But there are some important differences, too. For example, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Madison, on the other hand, argued for ratification of the Constitution in The Federalist, commonly referred to as The Federalist Papers. In The Federalist, Number 46, for example, Madison said that under the Constitution, the people would retain the right to keep and bear arms for …read more

IBS 1000 yd. Matches #5 & #6 will be Saturday June 14th. Light and Heavy Gun Ma…

IBS 1000 yd. Matches #5 & #6 will be Saturday June 14th. Light and Heavy Gun Match fee: $30 per gun. Concession will be available. Registration begins at 8:00am, safety briefing at 9:00am, Firing commences at 9:30am. The Public range, KD ranges and Brassmasters Pistol Range will be CLOSED, will reopen after the match ends …read more