Sunday, March 18, 2018



Illinois: Expanded Waiting Period Bill Heads to Governor, Gun Ban Heads Back to House
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Fairfax, VA – -( On Wednesday, March 14th 2018, the Illinois state Senate voted to pass a number of extreme gun control bills that would expand waiting periods, ban the purchase or possession of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms by law abiding adults aged 18-20, and repeal the preemption law.  House Bill 1468, the bill to expand waiting periods, is now heading to Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk.  Please contact Gov. Rauner (217-782-0244) and urge him to VETO HB 1468.  
In addition House Bills 1465 and 1467 are now heading back to the state House of Representatives for concurrence.  Please contact your state Representative to OPPOSE concurrence on HBs 1465 and 1467.
Click the “Take Action” button below to contact Gov. Rauner and your state Representative.
House Bill 1468, sponsored by Representative Jonathan Carroll (D-57), passed by a vote of 43-15.  It would require a 72 hour waiting period for certain commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and .50 BMG caliber rifles.  Current Illinois law requires a 72 hour waiting period for handguns and a 24 hour waiting period for long guns.  The arbitrary distinction in this bill will cause confusion among firearm sellers about which long guns require a 72 hour waiting period.  In addition, it would also ban the sale of these firearms to non-residents.  HB 1468 will now head to the Governor’s desk.
House Bill 1465, as amended by Representative Michelle Mussman (D-56), passed by a vote of 33-22.  It would deny law-abiding young adults under the age of 21 their Second Amendment rights by prohibiting them from possessing or purchasing commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, standard capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, and .50 BMG caliber rifles.  The bill would require adults under the age of 21 to dispose of such firearms within 90 days and to dispose of standard capacity magazines over ten rounds in capacity immediately.  In addition, language in the bill would prohibit out-of-state visitors from being present in Illinois for longer than 24 hours with such firearms or standard capacity magazines.  HB 1465 will now return to the state House for concurrence.
House Bill 1467, sponsored by Representative Martin Moylan (D-55), passed by a vote of 37-16.   As amended by Senator Kwame Raoul (D-13), it would repeal the firearm preemption law in Illinois.  Firearm preemption laws ensure that fundamental Second Amendment rights are not diluted or distorted through controversial local policies and help prevent a confusing patchwork of gun control laws which make it difficult for gun owners to ensure that they are following the law.  Furthermore, Second Amendment rights are guaranteed to all citizens, regardless of where they live.
In addition, it includes broad and vague language could be interpreted to ban components used on competition grade firearms.  It would ban various antique and historical reproduction firearms such as Gatling guns, which are owned by collectors and historical reenactors and require owners of “bump stocks” and “trigger cranks” to dispose of them within 90 days.  HB 1467 will now return to the state House for concurrence.

Again, please use the “Take Action” button above to ask Gov. Rauner (217-782-0244) to VETO HB 1468 and your state Representative to OPPOSE concurrence on HBs 1465 and 1467

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:
Maryland General Assembly Fast Tracking Attack on 2nd Amendment Civil Rights
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Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association urges all of our members to reach out to their Delegates to oppose House Bills 432 / 819 / 888 / 1302 and Senate Bill 707.
We Need Your Calls Today – These Bills Are Being Fast Tracked For Quick Approval With Minimal Debate.
Nevadans' Second Amendment Rights are at Risk in 2016!
Maryland General Assembly Fast Tracking Attack on 2nd Amendment-Protected Civil Rights
Maryland –-( 2018 has turned into an all-out assault on the Second Amendment-protected rights of all law-abiding Marylanders. Instead of trying to focus on the actual issues that plague our state, some in the General Assembly have decided to do make a frontal attack on our rights, conflating our rights into being THE cause of all violence issues in Maryland. Instead of focusing their energy on meaningful reform, they have decided to make an already prohibitive landscape even more difficult to navigate.
We need all of our members to reach out and contact their Delegates (for House Bills) and Senators (for Senate Bills) to express their ardent objections to further encroachments on our protected civil rights.
House Bill 432 – Public Safety and Violence Prevention Act
A $10M boondoggle that is quite transparent in its machinations to provide money to anti-gun think tanks with the supposed aim of preventing violence. However, Delegate Lierman focused the bill on euphamistic mechanisms to look at firearms, with no mention of other forms of violence. Maryland does not have a “gun violence” problem. A gun is absolutely useless without a thinking mind and body to pull the trigger. Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association can think of many reasons, as we are certain our members and the public can also, to use $10M for the betterment of Maryland.
House Bill 819 – Handgun Permit Review Board Repeal
A partisan-motivated dismantling of a citizen review board that has been in operation for 45 years. T he House of Delegates vehemently endorsed citizen oversight of the Baltimore Police Department when they modified the BPD Citizen Review Board in 2016 . Now, some highly-partisan members have flipped to the opposite side and want to completely remove citizen participation and transparency in the monitoring of government officials when it comes to the Handgun Permit Review Board . This flip flop is due solely to the fact that Governor Hogan appointed ALL of the current members after those appointed by Govern o r O'Malley resigned .
House Bill 888 / Senate Bill 707 – Rapid Fire Trigger Activators
These poorly worded bills attack firearms accessories and criminalizes the mere possession of these items. MSRPA feels these bills are unconstitutional takings under both the Federal and Maryland Constitutions and the leadership of the legislature could care less. These bills are on the fast track and we need voices, direct and succinct, to contact ALL members of the General Assembly to oppose these useless bills. As I mentioned before, these bills will lead to the creation of instant criminals on October 1 of this year for the mere ownership/possession of pieces of non-serialized plastic and metal based on the nebulous phrase of “standard rate of fire”. This bill will do absolutely NOTHING to prevent a tragedy similar to the illegal activity in Las Vegas last year and only seeks to penalize and criminalize law-abiding persons on Maryland soil. These devices have not been proven to be used in ANY criminal activity in Maryland. The Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association does not agree that any bans on firearms or firearms accessories are good public policy and testified in opposition to these bills when they were heard in committee.
House Bill 1302 – Extreme Risk Prevention Orders
This bill allows “Any other interested person” (along with others more clearly defined) to make a sworn statement, that is presumed to be with good intentions, that will lead to the confiscation of firearms on an “ex parte” basis. This means that a law-abiding Maryland citizen can be forcefully disarmed by law enforcement officers and have their property confiscated PRIOR to having a hearing a court of law and being able to face their accuser in an adversarial court proceeding based on the simplist of legal standards (“preponderance of evidence”). MSRPA feels this bill is a clear violation of due process.
We urge all of our members, and subscribers to this email list, to contact their Delegates and express their significant opposition to these bills. If you need information on how to contact your legislators, please enter your residential address at to generate a report showing contact information. Make your voices heard with phone calls, faxes, emails, and letters!
Warmest regards,
Mike Doherty
2nd Vice President – Legislative Affairs
Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association
About Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association:
The Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association (MSRPA) is the flagship Gun Rights organization in and for the State of Maryland. The Association offers both individual and club memberships. Support of the shooting disciplines and legislative activities is primarily through a systems of committees. All participants are volunteers.
In the face of a near tidal wave of citizen disarmament occurring in Maryland, the MSRPA has played a critical part in drawing the line and standing firm for Gun Rights. Without this resistance, things would have been much worse and been so much sooner. Now the objective is to continue to develop new activists with numerous individual skills who will help us bring Maryland into line with the rest of the states which have made strong gains in protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Visit:


Well, we have beautiful triplets. We had two boys and a girl in September of 2006, and we were completely normal development… I carried them for 36 weeks. They were about five pounds each, I was huge. And we decided really to postpone our vaccines, and even considered doing one at a time. Our doctor was fine with that. So we were going in June 25th, 2007… they were nine months and four days to get one pneumococcal vaccine. We went in for a 10 am appointment. They did Claire first and she got a really big red mark almost immediately on her leg, started screaming, but that screaming kind of never went away but we went ahead not knowing… oh, they cry, it’s a shot. And we did the boys. That was 10 am. By noon we watched Claire… uh, the only way we could describe it was as if her soul was sucked out of her body. She was literally the shell of a little person we used to know. Her personality… gone. All her reflexes were gone. She stopped blinking. She stopped coughing, sneezing. Her suck reflexes… everything was gone.


Ohio high school student Jacob Shoemaker says he was suspended for staying in the classroom during the National Walkout Day.
Hilliard student explains why he was suspended from school after National Walkout Day 
A social media post claiming a student from Hilliard City Schools was suspended for not participating in National Walkout Day is not accurate, according to the district.

Says he’s ready to accept consequences 

for decision

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A high school student in Ohio was suspended for choosing to stay in class and remain neutral during the “National Walkout” for gun control.

Wow student suspended for not walking out of school to promote gun grabbing agenda.
Hat Tip: Jason Fyk

The senior said divisive politics has no place in the nation’s schools, according to the Associated Press.
The student is currently not permitted on school property because he “refused to follow instructions after being warned repeatedly by several administrators,” the suspension states.
Three Reasons Student Walkout Over Guns is Bogus Non-Event ~ VIDEO
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USA –-( One month after the Parkland, Florida shooting untold “thousands of students” participated in a school walkout Nationwide. Supposedly, the walkout was an effort to demand unspecified action to stop the undefined problem of “gun violence.”
The mainstream media (MSM) would have us believe that number is significant. Using vagaries like “thousands,” which could describe any number between 2,000 and 9,999, the MSM is attempting to sway public opinion.

Here’s why the public should not be fooled.

Statistical smoke & mirrors – The staged protest includes children in elementary, middle, and high school. High schools alone account for a student body of some 15.1 million kids. Applying the most generous possibility of “thousands,” less than .0007% of students think this issue pressing enough to walk out. This number does not account for the very real possibility that some students may have given in to peer pressure, administrative pressure, and a desire to do what the MSM dictated to be popular and right.
This miniscule faction seems oddly inconsistent with the Left’s never ending assault against the wealthiest 1%. Promoting their crusade against such a powerful minority as a battle for “equality” and “fairness.” Where is the “equality” and “fairness” for the 99.9% of kids who evidently believe that there are better solutions? There is no room for such dissension when it comes to group-think. We must conform. We all must accept the so-called statistics of what the polls tell us, a majority of Americans support gun control. You know, the same pollsters who were certain Hilary would win. If .0007% does not meet the definition of “special interest” I’m not sure what would?
The Victim Generation – With all the “Safe Spaces” and fear of “micro-aggressions” these days I have serious doubts about America’s future leaders. Encouraging students to do something as unproductive as walking out of school is at best an exercise in futility. Worse still it helps kids to grandstand on a podium of sanctimony. Such grandstanding breeds a culture of partisanship, an inability to tolerate opposing views, (aka bigotry), and a failure to think critically.
Unwitting Pawns – Children are not behind this effort. The radical anti-gun Left is. North Carolina’s Democrat Governor lauded the effort as “brave students making their voices heard.” There’s nothing brave about doing what is popular. There is nothing heroic about supporting an idea one does not comprehend. There is nothing bold about trampling on the rights of millions of citizens. I do not blame these kids for any of this. They are but unwitting Pawns being moved around a political chessboard to benefit a radical agenda.
These kids have been trained to respond emotionally rather than thoughtfully. They have been applauded for branding dissenters “child murderers.” They are coming of age at a time that allows them to isolate themselves from opposing views. They’ve been given a backup plan should they ever accidentally encounter an opposing view; shout some obscenity-laced tirade that includes the word “bigot” and walk away from the victor.
Clark Ramsey
Clark Ramsey
What benefit does this plan for our youth give us? Certainly, it will not cause future members of Congress and the White House to achieve coveted bi-partisan deals. Those who support staged acts like this week’s walkout are partisan hacks. I can only hope that the 99.9% of students who did not participate are the polar opposite of those who did. Perhaps it is this overwhelming majority who are at the very least smart enough to know what they do not. My faith in our youth is bolstered by the broad majority who have shown the wisdom to refuse a Pawn’s position.
About the Author Clark Ramsey
Clark Ramsey is the host of “The Ramsey Revival” on YouTube. He is a former Infantry Marine and a service-connected disabled veteran. Clark holds a Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness. He has thousands of hours in a variety of shooting related disciplines from hunting to tactical fieldwork. If he could, he’d spend all of his time hunting and fishing with his wife and three kids.