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BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GUNPOWDER?

Gun-Grabber Introduces New Law
By Harold Hutchison

Reloaders and those who use antique firearms, mostly muzzle-loaders, could soon find themselves facing background checks to buy powder if one of the most anti-gun senators has his way. Senator Frank Lautenberg has introduced legislation that will place black powder substitutes and smokeless powder under 18 USC Chapter 40, which governs explosives.

LAPIERRE: Never give up our guns

NRA’s LaPierre: ‘We will never surrender our guns!’

A defiant Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, told an enthusiastic audience today that gun owners will “never sacrifice our freedom upon the altar of elitist acceptance, and we will never surrender our guns, never!”

http://www.examiner.com/article/nra-s-lapierre-we-will-never-surrender-o...

Article by Dave Workman

GUN GRABBERS TARGET SENATOR AYOTTE

New Hampshire Republican Blasted for Standing Up For Second Amendment
By Harold Hutchison

Anti-gunners are targeting Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) after she stood up for law-abiding gun owners in the Senate last month. The Senator has come under attack at town meetings held during a Senate recess.

Among those attacking the senator were the daughter of the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School, who was killed along with five other adults and 20 children. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is running ads accusing Ayotte of siding with criminals and terrorists.

TURNING HIS BACK?

Harry Reid Bringing Back Gun Grab?
By Harold Hutchison

Senator Harry Reid has promised to try again for gun control, according to Democrats in Congress. This comes in the wake of an earlier push for gun control failing to overcome a filibuster in the United States Senate.

According to Big Government at Breitbart.com, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, a big-time gun-grabber, has said, “Reid has already told us that they were definitely going to bring it up again. We don't know when that time will be, but he said before the end of the year.”

PAUL, LEE AND CRUZ PREPARE ANOTHER STAND

This Target: Amnesty Bill
By Harold Hutchison

Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) are preparing a stand against the bill being proposed by the “Gang of Eight” - Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Michael Bennet (D-CO).

LETTERMAN ATTACKS PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT SENATORS

Cruz, McConnell, Labeled Stooges
By Harold Hutchison

Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have come under a scurrilous attack recently for standing up for the Second Amendment during the recent debate in the U.S. Senate. The attacks came from late-night comic David Letterman.

SOROS OPENS THE CHECKBOOK

Spent $7 Million to Grab Your Guns
By Harold Hutchison

While New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is the most notorious big money man for the gun-grabbing extremists, another billionaire is opening his checkbook. George Soros, who has funded anti-gun efforts to the tune of $7 million.

Among the recipients of Soros’s largesse: The Brady Campaign, perhaps the most visible anti-gun group that has counted Sarah Brady as a long-running activist against your Second Amendment rights, and the Children’s Defense Fund, which recently launched a “Protect Children, Not Guns” campaign.

FEINSTEIN: “DO AWAY” WITH “ASSAULT WEAPONS”

Senator Admits Gun-Grab Agenda
By Harold Hutchison

Even as her semi-auto ban failed, garnering only 40 votes in the Democrat-controlled Senate, notorious gun-grabber Dianne Feinstein was out calling for America to “do away” with semi-automatic firearms that she labels “assault weapons.”

ROLL CALL VOTES ON GUN BILL

See How Your Senators Voted!
By Harold Hutchison

On 17 April, a number of major votes were held regarding your Second Amendment Rights. Here, in one location, are links to each of the votes.

MANCHIN-TOOMEY AMENDMENT
“Compromise” legislation on background checks initially supported by CCRKBA until Harry Reid refused to allow a vote on an amendment to restore funds for a program called “relief from disability” that allowed the restoration of gun rights.
http://www.sofmag.com/roll-call-vote-manchin-toomey-amendment

GRASSLEY-CRUZ AMENDMENT

ROLL CALL ON LAUTENBERG MAGAZINE BAN

Notorious anti-gun extremist Frank Lautenberg offered an amendment in the Senate to ban standard-capacity magazines. It failed by a 54-46 vote.

See how your Senators voted. Did they stand with you, or did they vote to punish your for the actions of madmen and criminals?

YEAs ---46
Baldwin (D-WI)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Coons (D-DE)
Cowan (D-MA)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harkin (D-IA)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Hirono (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)

ROLL CALL ON THE BURR AMENDMENT

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) offered an amendment to provide protection for veterans from losing their gun rights simply because they needed help with their VA benefits. It failed by a 56-44 vote. Check to see how your Senators voted on this issue.

YEAs ---56
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Enzi (R-WY)
Fischer (R-NE)
Flake (R-AZ)
Graham (R-SC)

ROLL CALL ON FEINSTEIN GUN GRAB AMENDMENT

Dianne Feinstein's gun-grab was beaten, 60-40, in a Senate vote this evening.

YEAs ---40
Baldwin (D-WI)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Coons (D-DE)
Cowan (D-MA)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hirono (D-HI)
Kaine (D-VA)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)

ROLL CALL ON CORNYN AMENDMENT

Here is the roll call vote on Senator John Cornyn's amendment establishing national CCW reciprocity. We came within three votes of seeing it pass.

YEAs ---57
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Enzi (R-WY)
Fischer (R-NE)
Flake (R-AZ)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hagan (D-NC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Heller (R-NV)

ROLL CALL ON GRASSLEY-CRUZ AMENDMENT

Here is the roll call vote on the Grassley-Cruz amendment to improve NICS, address mental health issues, and to secure our nation's schools.

YEAs ---52
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Enzi (R-WY)
Fischer (R-NE)
Flake (R-AZ)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hagan (D-NC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Inhofe (R-OK)

ROLL CALL VOTE ON MANCHIN-TOOMEY AMENDMENT

Here is the roll call vote on the Manchin-Toomey compromise amendment on background checks. See how your Senators voted!

YEAs ---54
Baldwin (D-WI)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Cowan (D-MA)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Hirono (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)