Dear Erich,

On Friday, Congress sent a $1.1 trillion government funding bill to the President, who promptly signed the legislation into law.

Like every “omnibus,” the bill has a number of gun-related provisions — some pro-gun, some anti-gun. And we suspect that a majority of our members will probably oppose this bloated monstrosity.

That being said, there were some key victories in this bill.  So briefly, here are the pros and cons.

THE PROS

THE “OMNIBUS” KILLS THE ARMS TRADE TREATY. In the 113th Congress, we believe we have about twenty votes more than we need to stop ratification of the UN Arms Trade Treaty.  This is extremely important because, if implemented, this treaty — signed by the Obama administration — could, without further legislation, result in massive semi-auto and handgun bans, magazine bans, gun registration, and microstamping.

Even though we felt comfortable that we could stop the treaty’s ratification, we were concerned that Obama would attempt to implement it by administrative fiat.  For this reason, we drafted language defunding its implementation.  With your help, we have spent the last year pushing incessantly for the adoption of this amendment defunding the ATT.

That language is contained on the “Omnibus.”  For many of our members, killing the ATT is more important than any other issue.

IT CUTS A LITTLE OBAMACARE MONEY.
This is a good thing, since the anti-gun ObamaCare mandate threatens to centralize our medical data, thus resulting in gun bans for millions of people (similar to what’s already been done to more than 150,000 military veterans).  While some cuts are certainly welcome, by and large, we are relying on our amendments to bills like the unemployment bill to put a stake through the heart of ObamaCare.

IT CONTAINS A HOST OF (GENERALLY BOILERPLATE) PROVISIONS DEFUNDING OBAMA’S ANTI-GUN ACTIONS. These include a repudiation of the shotgun import ban, other import bans, and changes in various definitions (such as “curios and relics”) which have been eyed by the ATF.

It outlaws programs like Fast & Furious and requires the Congress to report on alleged efforts by our federal government to buy up ammunition.

Finally, while it does contain more money for the Center for Disease Control’s violent crime studies, it continues to prohibit this federal health research money from being used to advocate gun control.

THE CONS

FUNDING FOR ANTI-GUN AGENCIES.
The bill contains increased money for a number of programs we don’t like, including:

* $60 million more for NICS (although we succeeded, last year, in preventing the FBI from using NICS to screen every gun purchase in the country);
* $58.5 million for states to submit NICS records;
* $70 million more for the ATF.

CONTINUATION OF ANTI-GUN BOILERPLATE. The bill continues anti-gun boilerplate such as the Senator Schumer amendment defunding the McClure-Volkmer disabilities relief program. This means that thousands upon thousands of Americans who are disqualified from owning firearms because of non-violent federal felonies have no way to get their gun rights back.

REFUSAL TO STICK IN SOME PROVISIONS WE WERE FIGHTING FOR. We would have liked to see language defunding HHS’s new regulations that repeal the HIPAA privacy laws that protect gun owners.  This Executive Action means that tens of millions of Americans could lose their gun rights without a court order.

We also would have liked to see a provision defunding the ATF’s efforts to register multiple handgun purchases in the Southwest.

The HIPAA issue is fairly new, and we will continue to fight for these on the regular appropriations bills when they begin to move in May.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Gun control fanatic Michael Bloomberg is trying to do a “victory lap” on the “Omnibus.”  In the narratives we have seen, Bloomberg carefully ignores the provisions of the bill which go against him, particularly the provision killing the ATT.

This is certainly a desperate effort by a defeated man to appear “relevant,” rather than a legitimate assessment of who won or who lost.

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I Knew it When I Saw the Little Green Map — Here is the Documentary with Proof!

Green Map updated 081811

A new documentary about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. During one of the final scenes in the movie, a confession is admitted.

Given what has come before it in the film — Romney’s defeatism in the
debates — the scene leaves the impression that perhaps in his heart of
hearts Romney never really believed he could win. That also seems the
message of one of the last scenes of “Mitt,” the day after the election,
when Romney addressed staff at his Boston campaign headquarters. The
old lack of confidence came out again as Romney suggested he never felt
comfortable in the race. He passed on something someone at headquarters
had told him: “In some ways, we kind of had to steal the Republican
nomination. Our party is Southern, evangelical and populist. And you’re
Northern, and you’re Mormon, and you’re rich. And these do not match
well with our party.”
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For those that live in a cave (or are Fox News Viewers), there was rampant Election Fraud that took place during the 2012 Republican Primaries. Below is a complete timeline of that fraud (see article for links and the little green map history)

Permalink: http://r3publican.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/i-knew-it-when-i-saw-the-little-green-map/

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FGST - Finding Gems & Sharing Them

“I am increasingly concerned about privacy in the medical field. Please place this letter at the top of my file. I wish to rescind anything in my medical records that I have signed in the past that would make you think it is permissable to share my medical records with other persons or entities without my express written permission. This letter superceeds anything else on file in that regard. ”

Permalink: http://scrosnoe.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/a-letter-for-my-doctors/

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Confession: I‘m a Conservative, Christian, Home Schooling Mom and I Support Decriminalization of Cannabis

I certainly do not claim to be an expert on this subject, however I find the topic very intriguing on several levels. Its medicinal benefits, the origin of its prohibition beginning in the 1930s, the economic and political aspects of its prohibition including industries that benefit financially from its illegality, the influence of law enforcement/prison …more

photoTulsa R3’s – Ron Paul Revolution

BARTLESVILLE – A group calling itself Bartians for Academic Freedom is hosting a town hall meeting this month at Oklahoma Wesleyan University with a group of speakers discussing the Common Core Curriculum in education.
The meeting is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Lyon Performance Hall on the university campus, 2201 Silver Lake Road. Speakers for the evening include Oklahoma Wesleyan President Everett Piper, Jenni White, president of Restore Oklahoma Public Education, teacher Linda Murphy and parent Kristal Picolet.
Forty-five states, including Oklahoma, adopted the Common Core State Standards Initiative for teaching in public schools that sets guidelines stipulating what students in kindergarten through 12th grade should have learned in English and mathematics courses by the end of each grade. The initiative was sponsored by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The methods first surfaced in 2009 and have received mixed reviews.
The forum, which is also sponsored by the statewide Restore Oklahoma group and by The Capital Meeting, is promoting a message against Common Core.
The group sees the initiative as taking away from local control and student privacy, nationalizing education, teaching unproven methods with developmentally inappropriate standards, removing some classic literature and cursive writing and being unfair to students with special needs.

Bartlesville, OK 74006 – USA

Tuesday, January 28 at 7:00 PM

Details: http://www.meetup.com/ronpaul-32/events/161325622/

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