NRA Applauds Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

Fairfax, Va. -The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the United States Supreme Court.

During his tenure on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Kavanaugh wrote a strong dissenting opinion in opposition to Washington, D.C.’s ban on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and registration requirement by applying an historical test consistent with Justice Scalia’s opinion in Heller.

“Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated his clear belief that the Constitution should be applied as the Framers intended. To that end, he has supported the fundamental, individual right to self-defense embraced by Justice Scalia in the historic Heller decision. ”

John.

Will the Army get a new Personal Defense Weapon?

For more than a hundred years, U.S. troops have carried either a 1911 (45ACP) pistol or a Beretta 9MM as a personal sidearm. But that may be about to change.
Army Times reports that the army is looking at various small submachine guns chambered in the ever popular 9mm Parabellum cartridge. The Army’s requirement is for a compact, lightweight full-auto weapon with more firepower than a pistol to combat the type of unconventional warfare our troops face in the 21st century.
Guns currently being reviewed are:

Beretta USA Corporation PMX subcompact weapon.

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC for CM9MM-9H-M5A, Colt Modular 9mm subcompact weapon.

CMMG Inc. for Ultra PDW subcompact weapon.
CZ-USA for Scorpion EVO 3 A1 submachine gun.

Lewis Machine & Tool Company for MARS-L9 compact suppressed weapon.

PTR Industries Inc. for PTR 9CS subcompact weapon.

Quarter Circle 10 LLC 5.5 CLT and 5.5 QV5 subcompact weapons.

Sig Sauer Inc. for MPX subcompact weapon.

Trident Rifles LLC for B&T MP9 machine gun.

Zenith Firearms for Z-5RS, Z-5P and Z-5K subcompact weapons.

The concept of small, compact semi- and full auto pistol caliber guns is not new. Mitchell Werbell and his Sionics Corporation developed the MAC10 subgun for use in the Vietnam war, but the Pentagon never really took to the idea.

Gun Safety in the Home

FIREARMS SAFETY TIPS
TEN TIPS FOR FIREARMS SAFETY IN YOUR HOME

Always keep the firearm’s muzzle pointed in a safe direction. A “safe direction” means that the gun is pointed so that even if an accidental discharge occurred, it would not result in injury.

Always keep your finger off the trigger until you actually intend to shoot. When handling a gun, rest your finger outside the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Don’t touch the trigger until you are actually ready to fire.

Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use. Whenever you pick up a gun, such as when removing it from or returning it to storage, remember to point it in a safe direction and make sure it is unloaded.

Be sure you know how your firearm operates: read the manual on your firearm, know how to safely open and close the action of the firearm and know how to safely remove any ammunition from the firearm and its magazine.

Store your firearms in a locked cabinet, safe, gun vault or storage case when not in use, ensuring they are in a location inaccessible by children and cannot be handled by anyone without your permission.

Store your ammunition in a locked location separate from firearms.

Use a gun locking device that renders the firearm inoperable when not in use. A gun lock should be used as an additional safety precaution and not as a substitute for secure storage.

Make sure young people in your home are aware of and understand the safety guidelines concerning firearms. Have them sign the Project ChildSafe Pledge for young people—a reminder that if they find an unattended firearm in their home or a neighbor’s to not touch it, and tell an adult.

Always unload, clean and place your firearms in their secure storage location immediately after returning from a hunting trip or a day at the range.

Educate everyone in your family about firearms safety. Visit the Project ChildSafe website for safety information and to find out where to get a free firearm safety kit in your area.
NSSF, a leading organization promoting firearms safety and responsibility in the U.S., launched Project ChildSafe in 1998 (prior to 2003 the program was called Project HomeSafe). Project ChildSafe is a nationwide initiative to promote firearms responsibility and provide safety education to all gun owners. While children are a focus, Project ChildSafe is intended to help young people and adults practice greater firearms safety in the home. The program has provided more than 37 million free firearm safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and five U.S. territories.
Firearms owners can find tools, tips and information about safe and responsible firearm storage at www.projectchildsafe.org.
Project ChildSafe is a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation

Broomfield Gun Control

BROOMFIELD GET READY, YOU’RE NEXT FOR ATTENTION!
You may want to attend!

Tuesday May 22, 2018, 6:00 PM
CITY COUNCIL MEETING, Council Chambers
Celebrating Mayor Randy Ahrens’ “Wear Orange” Proclamation of June 2, 2018 as “National Gun Violence Awareness Day”
Promoted by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America at http://act.everytown.org/event/wear-orange-2018/11380/signup/?akid=&zip=

Followed by Tuesday May 29,2018. 6:00 PM
CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION, Council Conference Room
BROOMFIELD GUN SAFETY STUDY SESSION

On the Mom’s Demand Action event page:
“Come hear the City Council discuss gun safety measures as it pertains to Broomfield schools and sensitive areas within our community. This is Broomfield’s initial discussion surrounding the gun violence issue since the Parkland shooting. Your support, as residents of Broomfield is appreciated.”

http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/11123/signup/?akid=3843.2908309.LM81aQ&zip

The public may attend. There typically is no time for public input (but this may not be a typical session). Agenda will be available on the internet the Friday or Monday before the meeting. The Broomfield contact number is 303-469-3301.

Where’s Evan?

Our regular customers have become used to seeing Evan, our resident
gunsmith/armorer behind the front desk, but a few days ago, there was a different gunsmith who showed up. He sort of looked like Evan, but he didn’t have Evan’s signature red hair and red beard—in fact, he didn’t have any hair at all!
And he was a lot quieter that Evan usually is.
It turns out, it was Evan’s twin cousin, Larry, who is standing in for Evan for a few days.
You see, Evan has taken up a new hobby called Mensur, which is a traditional form of fencing and dueling that originated in Germany and Austria in the early 1800s. In Mensur, the duelists use real swords with razor sharp blades! They get cut—a lot!
Evan had his first session a couple of weeks ago and took a nasty blow to the head (see the picture) but that is all part of the sport.
So next time you are in Shoot Indoors, please remember to ask “Larry” how Evan is doing.

John.
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Boulder Gun Ban passes

Here’s a report from the Boulder Daily Camera:

The Boulder City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to advance a ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines in the city. In recent weeks, the terms and scope of the council’s proposed ban have been hotly debated, including at a multi-hour public hearing before the council April 5, during a street protest on Broadway and through hundreds of emails to the council from citizens.

What the council voted for on Tuesday is not final. In order to be adopted as law, it will need to be voted on again at a third reading that will likely take place in the next few weeks.
It will become effective as soon as it’s adopted. At that point, according to rules the council has agreed on, citizens who own bump stocks will have to get rid of them within 30 days of adoption. They’d have to get rid of magazines with the capacity to hold 10 or more rounds by Dec. 31. After lengthy deliberation, the council landed on a law that is in some ways stricter than what City Attorney Tom Carr originally drafted, with many fewer exemptions than might have been included. Assault-style weapons, under a specific and technical definition Carr has written, could not be sold or possessed under this law.

Once the law is formally passed — and assuming the language within it doesn’t change by the third reading — there will be exemptions only for police, federal officers and military personnel.
Though there was some debate on this matter, a majority of the council seemed to believe that the spirit of the law should be to rid Boulder of AR-15-style weapons, and that broad exemptions — for concealed carry permit holders, for example — could undermine that aim.”I think, by and large, we’re focused on a type of weapon to keep it out of civilian society,” Mayor Suzanne Jones said. “Seems to me if you’re in the military or you need (an assault weapon) for your duties, that makes sense. I’m not sure, if you don’t need it for your duties, why you should have it.”

The council talked at great length about whether gun owners who acquired their assault weapons prior to the new law’s effective date should be required to register those weapons with the city’s police department. There is great concern among some about the prospect of gun owners having to be listed on any city registry. Many have already threatened to protest the law, including the registration aspect of it. “I will not comply,” read signs waved by some in the audience at Tuesday’s meeting.

After much conversation, the council seemed to agree to a paper registration system gun owners would have to get certificates for their weapons from the Boulder Police Department and keep their assault weapons and certificates together at all times. Police would keep no formal record through registry, however. Owners who purchased their weapons prior to this law’s effective date would have until Dec. 31 to claim their certificates. That approach to registration won out only after Councilwoman Mirabai Nagle argued against all registration-by-name. She won ground there when the council agreed to a paper registration system. She was strongly concerned about the susceptibility to hacking of a potential digital registry. Prior to the meeting, Nagle offered an alternative proposal that scrapped the concept of a ban and replaced it with age limits and various other requirements.

She did not win support for that, but even once it was apparent that her alternative wasn’t going to gain majority support, she lobbied for an ordinance that reflected more of the wishes of gun owners she’s spoken to. Registration, she said, was at the top of their lists of concerns. “If this is the opposition side’s No. 1, big, huge thing, I think this would be a good step to get it towards the middle,” said Nagle, arguing for the exclusion of names on any potential registry. Prior to digging in to the fine details of the ordinance, the council had some extended debate over whether the pursuit was actually a meaningful one. “One of the things I’ve been concerned about with this proposed ordinance is that it creates an illusion of safety, a false sense of security,” Councilwoman Mary Young said. “I hope that if this ordinance passes, that people are aware that this is not going to be the be all to end all. It is, and will be, mostly a symbolic gesture.

“That has been my concern. I would really like to see us do something that would actually not just address the assault weapons but also address other kinds of gun violence — the kinds of gun violence that students in Chicago have been asking us to address since before the Parkland (Fla.) kids were even born.” Nagle added, “I want a very safe community,” but said she felt the ordinance that came before the council on Tuesday was “divisive” and not reflective of compromise between different sides of the issue of gun control.

Those sides have shown out in force consistently, since the council embarked on this policy push in the wake of the shooting in Parkland. Councilwoman Jill Adler Grano, who originally introduced the ordinance to the rest of the council, countered Nagle’s comment. “Compromise in itself is not a virtue,” she said. Others argued against Young’s suggestion that the measure is mostly “symbolic.” Said the mayor: “Just because we can’t solve an entire problem doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take steps to progress.” “We can’t be certain that it’s purely symbolic here,” said Councilman Sam Weaver, arguing that the potential of the ordinance to delay access to deadly weapons could, in fact, prove to be meaningful in preventing future harm.

Council members expect the city will be sued once they pass this law.

Carr has said he believes that Boulder, as a home-rule city equal to the state on matters of local concern, has good standing. There is also some precedent in Colorado for such legislation, as there are existing bans in Denver and Vail. Still, Carr said, a suit could be coming. “This entire ordinance has some level of risk to it,” he said.

04-27-2018 Firearms Coalition of Colorado Legislative Update The Billionaire-funded Hard Left is on the March! We need to up our Game!

We have endured another “Gun Week at the Capitol,” or as Senate President Grantham called this session, “The Theater of the Absurd.”
Follow the action at the Web Site http://leg.colorado.gov/. All past committee votes were party-line votes.
SB 18-052, by Senator Hill (R-SD 10) Repeal Ammo Magazine Prohibition, passed in the Senate. Bill killed in the House State Affairs Committee on 04-25-2018.
SB 18-185, by Senator Smallwood (R-SD 4) Deadly Physical Force against an Intruder at a Business, passed in the Senate. Bill killed in the House State Affairs Committee on 04-25-2018
At both hearings, anti-gunners outnumbered pro-gun witnesses. The self-righteous anger and assumed moral and intellectual superiority of the Hard Left were loudly proclaimed by what we can now call the “Gun Ban Movement.” They all “support” the Second Amendment, but they want to ban semi-auto firearms and make it as hard as possible to buy and own a gun. Contact GOP bill sponsors and committee members to commend them for a very difficult job well done.
A Democrat victory in CO in the 2018 Mid-Term Elections will result in a semi-auto firearms ban, probable background checks to buy ammo, roll-back of concealed carry, Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), aka Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs), also called “Red Flag” Protection Orders, and new “safe-storage” laws. A Hard Left victory at the Federal Level would be a national disaster for all gun owners and supporters of the Bill of Rights.

The Boulder City Council is working on a new “Assault Weapons” Ban. The current draft bans all semi-auto rifles with magazine wells, including .22s, and turns magazines of over ten rounds into contraband. This is the Hard Left’s vision of the future. Read The Shadow Party and Rules for Radicals to understand the threat.

GET POLITICALLY ACTIVE NOW! CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT ELECTABLE, PRO-GUN CANDIDATES FROM THE MOST PRO-GUN MAJOR PARTY! We have to up our game, or the Left will destroy the Second Amendment. Protest votes are futile.
Expect an ERPO bill in CO this session. If it comes, it will move like lightning through the Colorado House. Our chance to kill it will be in the Senate State Affairs Committee. Please contact your State Representative and State Senator in opposition to any ERPO or Red Flag bill that denies an accused person the right to confront his or her accuser, before losing firearms to police seizure. ERPOs typically rely only on the word of current or former domestic partners, family members, or police.
Please support The Firearms Coalition of Colorado ($ 35/year) in its efforts to protect the rights of our citizens to armed self-defense against crime, corruption, terrorism, tyranny, and genocide.

Look Out!! Colorado Legislators Push for Gun Restraining Orders

Denver Post headlines, p. 1, above the fold, Friday, 13 April, 2018: CO Dems are trying to talk CO Repub. legislators into a late bill to legislate Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) aka Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs), which evade Legal due process and seize guns without that due process upon accusation in a star-chamber judicial proceeding without the accused being present. This high-handed and highly unconstitutional tactic is being employed in about a half-dozen liberal states and involves seizure of a person’s guns and a ‘time-limited’ restraining order from a judge, preventing a person from exercising their right to keep and bear arms (think you are going to get your guns back and in decent shape, when time is up?). This extra-Legal tactic is highly subject to draconian mis-use and abuse.
It is time to call/e-mail your state Representative and Senator. You can find yours at Votesmart.org or call your Co. Clerk & Recorder’s office. You can call your Representative at the State Capitol at 303-866-2903. E-mail: house.services@state.co.us.
Senators at: 303-866-2316. E-mail at Senate.services@state.co.us
Toll free number (outside Denver) is:
1-888-473-8136.
Time is short. The session ends Wed. 9 May.