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Ex Obama Secret Service Exposes Gun Control Agenda | Dan Bongino

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I recently spoke with former Obama Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, whoactually left his career to inform the public on the reality behind the gun control debate and campaign for office.

By Anthony Gucciardi
Story Leak
June 2, 2013

You may know Bongino from his inspiring speech on the subject of how gun control is really not centered around the control of guns, but in fact the control of the individuals who own and carry them. Quite simply, ‘gun control’ is really about people control. A reality that very few talking heads within the gun debate who push for gun control truly understand (or are willing to admit).

Sociopathic control freaks inside government, many of which Bongino is certainly familiar with working deep within Secret Service for Obama, are simply utilizing gun control legislation and regulation to exercise yet more control over the individual with the ultimate goal of eroding the very checks and balances provided by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights at large. But why?

Well, without the rights legally granted by the Constitution, which are actually being illegally bypassed through legislation like the Patriot Act and the NDAA(two pieces of legislation that Obama has signed off on despite voicing opposition to Bush-era creations like the Patriot Act), then bloated government can do virtually anything it pleases. And those at the top of this bloated government system would ultimately stand to gain. We see this throughout history as certain forms of ‘equal’ government are pushed by those at the top who in fact hog the resources for themselves under the guise of government duty and use phony patriotism (or worse) to silence the opposition.

Second Amendment’s Demise Signifies Constitution Collapse

Today, legislation is being written that ignores the Constitution. From gun control and spy bills to internet censorship and tax hikes that fund the mega bankers, we are seeing the Constitution thrown into the fire over and over. But if we truly lose the Second Amendment through a major gun ban, or perhaps the Supreme Court decides it is ‘outdated’, then we are trulysetting ourselves up to lose the entire Bill of Rights at large. And until we understand this, the ‘gun debate’ will rage on.

Like Dan, I was never really into firearms until I realized the importance of the Second Amendment when it comes to our rights granted by God and the Constitution. At the end of the day, it’s not really even about the firearm to a large extent.

http://intellihub.com/2013/06/02/ex-obama-secret-service-exposes-gun-control-agenda/

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New Jersey Passed Eight Gun Control Bills In One Day Saying It’s a “National Model”

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If a law is called a “national model” doesn’t that indicate that there is some expectation that other states will admire the shiny new law and want one of their own?

So New Jersey and CA are now setting examples in gun control legislation for the rest of us to follow. Yippee!

New Jersey Passed Eight Gun Control Bills In One Day Saying It’s a “National Model”

“New Jersey lawmakers passed eight gun control bills this afternoon, including the “centerpiece” of the proposals, which would change the gun buying process in the Garden State.

The centerpiece bill, S2723, introduced by New Jersey’s Senate President Stephen Sweeney, is an arduous 40 pages long and details the process in which a gun can be bought or sold. Sweeney described his baby as the “national model” for gun laws.

The bill will overhaul New Jersey’s current process dictating how a gun is sold, most notably by revising New Jersey’s firearm ID card system.

The new system will merge the firearm ID with a state issued driver’s license the , meaning instead of issuing two different IDs, the firearm purchase permit information will be embedded on the driver’s license. And the purchase permit will last four years instead of 90 days.

According to the bill, the data collected for issuing a firearms permit and a driver’s license will be “distinct and separate entities” and will also be housed separately, in other words the data will not be consolidated.

The bill will also create a state instant background check system, require gun buyers to demonstrate that they have completed a gun safety training course, impose a seven-day waiting period after a gun purchase, and stiffen the penalties for letting guns slip into the hands of minors.

Lastly, the bill will only allow licensed dealers sell or transfer ammo and in addition to that the sellers will be required to keep detailed documentation on the buyer and product. Information like name, address, job description, caliber and numerical amount of ammo sold, etc.

The bill now moves to the state assembly and if passed will then go to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

Along with the centerpiece bill, the Senate passed seven other gun control measures as well. Three of which, bills A3717, A3668 and A3687, go straight to the governor’s desk.

The first, bill A3717, passed with without a hitch at 38-0, and requires the state to submit certain mental health records to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Second, bill A3668 passed 23-17, and will prohibit state pensions from investing in companies that make or sell what the state defines as “assault rifles” for civilian use, but those same pensions can still invest in companies that manufacture, import or sell assault rifles for the exclusive use by military organizations or law enforcement.

Lastly, bill A3687 passed 35-0, and will disqualify anyone whose name is on the FBI’s terrorist watch list from obtaining a New Jersey firearm ID card or permit to purchase a handgun. This expands New Jersey’s current law that denies a permit to a person who is considered a danger to “public health, safety or welfare.”

Other proposals that passed today would redefine a “destructive device” and ban .50-caliber weapons and/or anything larger, upgrade the penalty for criminals caught with guns to a first-degree crime, require criminals who are caught with a firearm to post full cash bail, and increase the statute of limitations for gun thefts from 5 years to 10 years. Like the centerpiece bill, these all now move forward to the general assembly and if passed there will go to the governor’s desk.”

http://www.guns.com/2013/05/30/new-jersey-senate-passes-eight-gun-control-bills/

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Disarming Realities: As Gun Sales Soar, Gun Crimes Plummet | Statistics Are EXCEEDINGLY Clear

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A couple of new studies reveal the gun-control hypesters’ worst nightmare…more people are buying firearms, while firearm-related homicides and suicides are steadily diminishing. What crackpots came up with these conclusions? One set of statistics was compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice. The other was reported by the Pew Research Center.

According to DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. gun-related homicides dropped 39 percent over the course of 18 years, from 18,253 during 1993, to 11,101 in 2011. During the same period, non-fatal firearm crimes decreased even more, a whopping 69 percent. The majority of those declines in both categories occurred during the first 10 years of that time frame. Firearm homicides declined from 1993 to 1999, rose through 2006, and then declined again through 2011. Non-fatal firearm violence declined from 1993 through 2004, then fluctuated in the mid-to-late 2000s.

And where did the bad people who did the shooting get most of their guns? Were those gun show “loopholes” responsible? Nope. According to surveys DOJ conducted of state prison inmates during 2004 (the most recent year of data available), only two percent who owned a gun at the time of their offense bought it at either a gun show or flea market. About 10 percent said they purchased their gun from a retail shop or pawnshop, 37 percent obtained it from family or friends, and another 40 percent obtained it from an illegal source.

While firearm violence accounted for about 70 percent of all homicides between 1993 and 2011, guns were used in less than 10 percent of all non-fatal violent crimes. Between 70 percent and 80 percent of those firearm homicides involved a handgun, and 90 percent of non-fatal firearm victimizations were committed with a handgun. Males, blacks, and persons aged 18-24 had the highest firearm homicide rates.

The March Pew study, drawn from numbers obtained from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also found a dramatic drop in gun crime over the past two decades. Their accounting shows a 49 percent decline in the homicide rate, and a 75 percent decline of non-fatal violent crime victimization. More than 8 in 10 gun homicide victims in 2010 were men and boys. Fifty-five percent of the homicide victims were black, far beyond their 13 percent share of the population.

Pew researchers observed that the huge amount of attention devoted to gun violence incidents in the media has caused most Americans to be unaware that gun crime is strikingly down” from 20 years ago. In fact, gun-related homicides in the late 2000s were “equal to those not seen since the early 1960s.” Yet their survey found that 56 percent believed gun-related crime is higher, 26 percent believed it stayed about the same, and 6 percent didn’t know.  Only 12 percent of those polled thought it was lower.

The Pew survey found that while women and elderly were actually less likely to become crime victims, they were more likely to believe gun crime had increased in recent years. On the other hand, men, who were more likely to become victims, were more likely know that the gun rate had dropped.

Those gun crime rates certainly aren’t diminishing for lack of supply…at least not for law-abiding legal buyers. Last December, the FBI recorded a record number of 2.78 million background checks for purchases that month, surpassing a 2.01 million mark set the month before by about 39 percent. That December 2012 figure, in turn, was up 49 percent from a previous record on that month the year before. FBI checks for all of 2012 totaled 19.6 million, an annual record, and an increase of 19 percent over 2011.

Firearms sellers can thank the gun-control legislation lobbies for much of this business windfall. Marked demand increases have been witnessed over the past five years thanks to the 2008 and 2012 elections of U.S. history’s most successful, if unintentional, gun salesman as president. The firearms market got a huge added boost after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut activated a renewed legislative frenzy.

If that gun-purchasing fervor has abated with the defeat of several congressional regulation proposals, as I’m sure it has, you surely wouldn’t have known it by witnessing the overwhelmingly enormous annual NRA convention in Houston earlier this month. Attendance was estimated to be more than 70,000 people from all over the country.

Those attendees weren’t all guys either…not by a long shot. Last year, theNational Shooting Sports Foundation reported that participation by women increased both in target shooting (46.5%) and hunting (36.6%) over the past decade. Also, 61% of firearm retailers responding to a NSSF survey reported an increase in female customers. A 2009 NSSF survey indicated that the number of women purchasing guns for personal defense increased a whopping 83 percent.

Is John Lott, the author of “More Guns, Less Crime” right? Does the rapid growth of gun ownership and armed citizens have anything to do with a diminishing gun violence trend? His expansive research concludes that state “shall issue” laws which allow citizens to carry concealed weapons do produce a steady decrease in violent crime. He explains that this is logical because criminals are deterred by the risk of attacking an armed target, so as more citizens arm themselves, danger to the criminals increases.

Whether or not you buy that reasoning, and it does make sense to me, what about the notion that tougher gun laws have or would make any difference? With the toughest gun laws in the nation, Chicago saw homicides jump to 513 in 2012, a 15% hike in a single year. The city’s murder rate is 15.65 per 100,000 people, compared with 4.5 for the Midwest, and 5.6 for Illinois.

Up to 80 percent of Chicago murders and non-fatal shootings are gang- related, primarily young black and Hispanic men killed by other black and Hispanic men. Would tightening gun laws even more, or “requiring” background checks, change these conditions?

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Gwainevere Catchings Hess, president of the Black Women’s Agenda (BWA), Inc., an organization that strongly advocates strict gun-control legislation, rightly points out that  “In 2009, black males ages 15-19 were eight times as likely as white males the same age, and 2.5 times as likely as their Hispanic peers to be killed in a gun homicide.”

Those are terrible statistics, but here are some others. Today, 72% of black children are born out of wedlock, as are 53% of Hispanic children and 36% of white children. Back in 1965, 25% of black children were born out of wedlock, nearly one-third fewer. As a result, promiscuous rappers, prosperous dope peddlers and street gang leaders are becoming ever more influential role models. It’s probably no big stretch of imagination to correlate such grossly disproportionate crime and victimization rates with comparably staggering rates of single-parent families, those without fathers in particular.

Yet in the general population, and although the agenda-driven media hasn’t noticed, we can be grateful that gun violence has been trending downward since 1993 when it hit its last peak. Don’t want to credit a rise in gun ownership and concealed carry by law-abiding citizens for this good news? Fine. But then, don’t imagine that gun legislation is the reason or answer either. Leave that illusion to gun-control cheerleaders in the media.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2013/05/14/disarming-realities-as-gun-sales-soar-gun-crimes-plummet/

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