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Conference Kaupapa pū Rights 2014 He whana Off Mahuru 26 I roto i te Rosemont, Illinois

“Bans on semi-auto guns and magazines, ‘smart’ guns, concealed carry, federal legislation, BATFE policies, gun show regulation, state and local activity and the most recent Right to Keep and Bear Arms court cases.”

These are but some of the topics to be discussed at the 29th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference- GRPC 2014- beginning next Friday, Mahuru 26, out in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. From the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) paetukutuku:

Come meet national gun rights leaders and your fellow grassroots activists at the 29th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC 2014) i roto i te Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Airport on September 26, 27, & 28, 2014. This is your once-a-year chance to network, get an insider’s look and plan pro-gun rights strategies for the coming year.

Past GRPCs have outlined victory plans and made public the latest firearms trends. They allow you a first-hand chance to hear movement leaders–and make your voice heard.

The full roster of GRPC 2014 speakers has not yet been set. Past speakers include: Alan M. Gottlieb, Joseph P. Tartaro, Eugene Volokh, Wayne LaPierre, Michael Reagan, Larry Elder, Bob Barr, John Lott, Sandy Froman, Massad Ayoob, Tom Gresham, Alan Gura, G. Gordon Liddy, Larry Pratt, Emily Miller and many others

While pre-registration for GRPC 2014 is now closed, the CCRKBA site notes:

Free Walk-in Registration will be available at the door starting at 7pm Friday September 26th.

Books, monographs and other materials—enough to start a Second Amendment library—are free, as are Saturday luncheon, Friday and Saturday evening receptions and morning and afternoon beverage breaks. Other meals, travel and lodging are to be paid by attendee

I nga wa katoa, GRPC sounds like it going to be extremely informative for the American firearm owner, aspiring owners, and those like me who follow gun-related issues related to the focus of this blog and my research, i roto i ētahi atu.

For more information about the 29th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, or to view the most recent agenda for the event, visit the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms site konei.

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival A te whai rawa (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Illinois Kawana pana Ban I 'Weapons Huaki,'' High-Capacity 'Magazines Ammo

As Democratic lawmakers can’t figure out why shootings and murders have erupted with renewed vigor in Chicago this summer (hints: bare-bones Chicago Police Department, gun-related laws already on the books but not enforced, and shooters not going to jail or for too short a stint), they’ve resorted to pushing more gun “control” laws on law-abiding constituents who have had nothing to do with the outbreak in violence. From a press release on the Illinois Government News Network website Sunday:

Governor Quinn Fights for Stronger Gun Laws Across Illinois
Congresswoman Kelly Joins Governor to Urge General Assembly to Pass Illinois Public Safety Act and Take a Stand Against the Violence

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn, joined by Congresswoman Robin Kelly, today visited the site a recent fatal shooting in Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood to urge legislators to stand with families and communities and take action against gun violence. The Governor pushed passage of the Illinois Public Safety Act, legislation that would ban the sale or delivery of assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines in Illinois and require background checks for the transfer of guns. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to make Illinois neighborhoods safer.

“The recent epidemic of violence in Chicago is unacceptable and we must join together to fight back,” Governor Quinn said. “Public safety is government’s foremost mission and Illinois should not wait any longer to act. There are too many victims of a war being waged on our streets, a war fueled in part by the availability of deadly, military-style assault weapons that have no purpose other than killing.

“We must work together to protect the lives of those we love and stop what’s happening in our communities. I urge the Illinois General Assembly to take a stand and pass this legislation that will save lives and protect communities.

The Governor today was joined by Congresswoman Robin Kelly who recently released the Kelly Report on Gun Violence in America, the first-ever Congressional analysis of the nation’s gun violence epidemic that offers a blueprint for ending the crisis.

Bill Mātauranga 3659 – the Illinois Public Safety Act – was introduced during the recent spring Legislative session by State Senator Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) and supported by Governor Quinn. It bans the possession, delivery, sale and purchase of assault weapons, large capacity ammunition feeding devices such as magazines or clips, me te .50 caliber rifles and cartridges in Illinois. Valid Firearms Owners Identification Card (FOID) holders who possess any of these devices at the time the law is enacted would be allowed to keep them, but could not transfer or sell them except to a family member. The legislation also requires background checks for the transfer of firearms except to a family member or at a gun show

(Tuhipoka a Editor: Maia tapiritia hoki hāngai)

O te akoranga, the bad guys e kore e obey what’s stipulated in the Illinois Public Safety Act if it becomes law. But here’s what’s really messed-up about the bans the Democrats are pushing.

According to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics, so-called “assault weapons” and .50 caliber rifles are rarely used in crimes- particularly murders- around the state of Illinois.

From Table 20, “Murder by State, Types of Weapons, 2012” on the FBI’s “Crime in the U.S. 2012” web page (last year I could find pertinent data available for):

Illinois (“limited supplemental homicide data were received”)
Total murders (“Total number of murders for which supplemental homicide data were received”): 509
Total firearms: 439
• Handguns: 429
• Rifles: 4
• Shotguns: 2
• Firearms (type unknown): 4

439 firearm-related murders in Illinois in 2012. With a rifle (type unknown) definitely used in only 4 of those homicides.

Ban “assault weapons” and .50 caliber rifles. Io, that will solve the rampant violence.

Something tells me these Democratic politicians are trying to dupe voters into thinking they can end the ongoing carnage in this election year with such legislation.

Not going to happen, as the so-called Illinois Public Safety Act doesn’t even come close to getting to the root of the problem.

Seehintsabove.

You can read that entire press release on the IGNN website konei. And that 2012 FBI report table konei.

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival A te whai rawa (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Comprehensive Anti-Gun Legislation Introduced In Illinois

Last po, I received the following e-mail from the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA):

Illinois: Anti-Gunner “Wish List” Legislation Introduced

Tenei wiki, Bill Mātauranga 3659, misnamed the “Illinois Public Safety Act,” was introduced by notorious anti-gun state Senator Dan Kotowski (D-28). SB 3659 seeks to ban the possession, delivery, sale and purchase of many semi-automatic firearms and accessories, as well as .50 caliber rifles and cartridges unless the items have been previously owned and registered within an arbitrary period of time. SB 3659 would also amend the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act to require background checks for private transfers of firearms, except those between family members, and would restrict magazine limits to those with a capacity of 15 rounds and smaller.

SB 3659 embodies the anti-gunner “wish list” in Illinois. This legislation is a comprehensive anti-gun package which echoes the unconstitutional legislation passed in New York and Connecticut last year. The laws passed in those states are currently subject to lawsuits due to their significant infringement on Second Amendment rights.

With the 2014 legislative session winding down, this bill has not yet been assigned to a policy committee. Heoi, your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated when more information is available on this legislation.

Noho…

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival A te whai rawa (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Union Grove Gun Show Next Week

Local readers of Survival A te whai rawa may be interested in knowing of a nearby gun show taking place next week in Union Grove, Wisconsin. From the Bob and Rocco Gun Shows website:

Kia 16, 17 & 18
Union Grove Gun Show @ Racine County Fairgrounds

Paraire 3-8 Rāhoroi 9-5 Rātapu 9-3 Admission $6 ~ Vendor Fee $40/8Table – (250 Tables)
19805 Durard Ave, Union Grove, WI 53182

You can visit the website konei for more information on the event.

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival A te whai rawa (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Smoky Mountain Knife Works Has ‘Tax Relief Weekend,’ Pyramid Air Extends Sale Through Tonight

I received an e-mail today from affiliate marketing partner Smoky Mountain Knife Works- arotakengia konei- concerning their big “Tax Relief Weekend” event going on until Monday. From the Sevierville, Tennessee-based company:

Tax Relief Weekend

Whakaora 10% On Orders Over $100
Whakaora 15% On Orders Over $150
Ētahi atu $5.00 Flat Rate Shipping On All Orders!

Use Code:
TAX14

Ends @ 11:59 PM EST
4/14/14

Web only! Not valid with other offers. Shipping discount valid for domestics order only. Gift card purchases and knife for a soldier donations are not valid with this offer.

(Tuhipoka a Editor: SMKW is no longer an affiliate marketing partner)

Ētahi atu, I also received a message from another partner- Tara Air (arotakengia konei)- that their deal is extended until tonight:

10% kaipuke atu, me te utu i runga i whakahau $150 or more

Enter Code: Refund-14

Expires 4/11/14 11:59 PM

Some items excluded. Can be combined with free ground shipping on orders $150+ to the lower 48 states only.


By clicking on those banner ads, ka tangohia koe ki te pae tukutuku tēnā, i reira ka taea e koe te rapu i te mo ki te e tonu te tapaea ana e ratou. Please note that by clicking on the banner ads and purchasing a product (kaua e wareware ki te waehere coupon!) i runga i te pae, Ahau riro te kōmihana i te hoko.

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival A te whai rawa (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Statewide Gun Registration, Ammo ‘Control’ Bill Introduced In Illinois

The following Illinois gun/ammo “control” legislation made headlines in February, but it’s making the rounds again this week (probably due to its outrageousness?). From a press release on the website of Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago):

Chicago, IL – State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) introduced a bill requiring the registration of firearms in the State of Illinois.

“We’ve dealt for too long with gun violence in our neighborhoods, most often perpetrated by individuals who acquired the firearm through illicit means,” Cassidy said. “Registration is a common sense policy that ties the weapon to its buyer, preventing the types of straw purchasing that put guns into criminals hands. According to a University of Chicago Crime Lab Report, 45% of firearms used in crimes in our state were purchased legally in Illinois and then illegally transferred. Registration creates a safeguard against these transfers and significantly hinders the ability for criminals to acquire firearms.”

HB 4715, the Firearms Registration Act, would require registration of firearms upon purchase, and for firearms owned at the time of passage. The registration process would include a background check, and transfer to an individual without complying with registration would be a Class 2 felony

Not only is Illinois House Bill 4715 calling for a gun registry, but also ammunition “control” as well. From the bill’s status page on the Illinois General Assembly website:

Creates the Firearms Registration Act. Provides that every person in the State must register each firearm he or she owns or possesses in accordance with the Act. Provides that a person shall not purchase or possess ammunition within this State without having first obtained a registration certificate identifying a firearm that is suitable for use with that ammunition, or a receipt demonstrating that the person has applied to register a suitable firearm under the Act and that the application is pending

(Tuhipoka a Editor: Tānaki atu mo te aro)

Since February 5, the bill has been with the House Rules Committee.

My guess is that it will emerge shortly after the next high-profile mass shooting.

You can view the current status of Illinois HB 4715 on the Illinois General Assembly konei.

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival A te whai rawa (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Illinois Gun Owners To March, Lobby In State Capital Tomorrow

Wendesday, March 5, is Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day, or IGOLD. From the Illinois State Rifle Association website this morning:

All Illinois gun owners are invited to join in Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD) in Springfield in 2014. This is an annual event where everyone goes to lobby` their representatives in the Illinois House and Senate. IGOLD is sponsored by ISRA and IllinoisCarry.com. Other participating organizations are, Guns Save Life, Sangamon County Rifle Association, and the McHenry County Right To Carry Association. Get your local organization involved as well!

We will meet at the Prairie Capital Convention CenterDoors open at 10:45 with the program set to begin at 11:30 am. We will have a legislative briefing, then we will all march to the Capitol Building to locate and talk with our representatives.

Please join us for Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day, you won’t regret going

More information on tomorrow’s event is located on the ISRA website konei.

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival A te whai rawa (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Republican Candidates For Illinois Governor Split On ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban?

This November, an election will be held for Governor of Illinois. The four Republican candidates for the office- State Senators Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, and businessman Bruce Rauner- were recently given campaign questionnaires by the Associated Press, in which gun rights was one of the topics.

According to the AP, two of the four candidates may support a ban on so-called “assault weapons.”

From last Tuesday:

In a campaign questionnaire for The Associated Press, the four candidates — state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford and businessman Bruce Rauner — all said gun rights need to be protected but that some public safeguards should exist.

The four differed over assault-style guns — high-capacity weapons that have been used in some of the deadliest mass shootings. They currently aren’t illegal statewide, and a proposed statewide ban backed by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn was pulled from consideration last year in Springfield

Dillard, of Hinsdale, and Rauner, of Winnetka, both left open the possibility they would support a ban. Rutherford, of Chenoa, and Brady, of Bloomington, oppose such a ban

(Tuhipoka a Editor: Tānaki atu mo te aro)

Heoi, te Chicago Sun-Times website is reporting that only one of the four candidates may be open to an “assault weapons” ban. Natasha Korecki wrote last Thursday:

Three of the four Republicans competing in the gubernatorial primary say they believe all Illinois residents have the right to own assault weapons.

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford of Chenoa, state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington and venture capitalist Bruce Rauner of Winnetka said Thursday night that they believe it’s a right

Only Dillard sidestepped the question — saying he believed it was better left up to the federal government to decide

(Tuhipoka a Editor: Tānaki atu mo te aro)

So what about Rauner? The Associated Press did think his questionnaire answer was “more vague” than Dillard’s. Turning back to their piece:

Rauner gave a more vague answer, saying he supports background checks that keep guns away from criminals and people with mental illness.

Going beyond that requires a very careful balance between promoting public safety and protecting constitutional rights,” Rauner wrote

Unless Kirk Dillard and Bruce Rauner actually come out and say they are against a state AWB, I would chalk them up as possibly being in support of an “assault weapons” ban if the political winds were blowing in that direction.

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival A te whai rawa (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

Rauemi:

“Governor candidates split on gun control measures.” Associated Press. 25 Feb. 2014. (http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140225/News/140229532). 1 I. 2014.

Korecki, Natasha. “Owning assault weapons a right, three GOP candidates say.” Chicago Sun-Times. 27 Feb. 2014. (http://www.suntimes.com/25882530-505/owning-assault-weapons-a-right-three-gop-candidates-say.html). 1 I. 2014.

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Highland Park, Illinois, Sued For Banning ‘Assault Weapons’

Earlier this year, a number of Illinois municipalities passed “assault weapon” bans.

One of these towns was Highland Park, on Chicago’s far North Shore. From a July 2 tuku press:

The Highland Park City Council passed an ordinance banning assault weapons within City-limits at the June 24 City Council Meeting, after hearing from many residents, interest groups and individuals offering perspective on all sides of the issue, in writing and in person. The ban, modeled after Cook County’s assault weapons ordinance, would amend Chapter 134 of the City Code. The ordinance was effective July 8, 2013. Residents have 90 days to comply with the provisions set within the ordinance

Having worked closely with a number of Highland Park city hall staff some years back as the assistant to the mayor of a neighboring town, I remember thinking to myself, “I wonder if those guys are going to miss all that money that could be pissed away in the coming lawsuit.”

Fast forward to the other day, when the Associated Press reported the City of Highland Park is being sued for its new “assault weapons” ban. From the website of Chicago ABC affiliate Channel 7 i runga i Hakihea 20:

A gun rights group has filed its first lawsuit against one of the Illinois communities that rushed to pass an assault weapons ban before a state law allowed people to carry concealed weapons in public, and the group strongly hinted Friday that the lawsuit will not be its last.

I am not at liberty to talk about (other possible lawsuits), but let’s just say we’re always working,” said Richard Pearson, the executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, which joined the lawsuit filed by a Highland Park pediatrician against the well-to-do community north of Chicago. “We are going after them wherever they are.

In the lawsuit, the rifle association and Dr. Arie Friedman, a pediatrician and owner of semi-automatic weapons, contend that that Highland Park, where Friedman lives, did not have a legal right to ban the weapons that he says he keeps for the lawful purposes of target shooting and self-defense.

Further, the lawsuit suggests that by lumping in the kinds of semi-automatic weapons Friedman owns with fully automatic assault weapons, the ban infringes on the rights of people to possess one of the most commonly ownedsporting rifles” i roto i te United States.

Ownership of firearms that are commonly possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposesis a fundamental right under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution,” according to the lawsuit

Legal representatives for the City claim the ban passes constitutional muster.

Oia mau, that’s not up to them to decide anymore.

I roto i te takiwa, I’m guessing legal fees for time and work spent on the issue will add up while other Illinois towns that enacted regulations/bans on these so-called “assault weapons” nervously monitor how the lawsuit plays out for the Lake County community.

Noho…

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival A te whai rawa (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

Source:

“Illinois city sued over assault weapons ban.” Associated Press. 20 Tīhema. 2013. (http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/illinois&id=9368350). 23 Tīhema. 2013.

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Rauemi o te Wiki: Slickguns.com

Any readers looking to buy a firearm, kariri, or related product during the holiday season? Sometime in the near future perhaps?

This Friday’s “Rauemi o te Wiki” is Slickguns.com, “Best deals on guns and ammo posted by users.” Mai i to ratou paetukutuku:

This is an index of best deals on guns and ammo posted by users like you. We do not sell any of the products listed on our website. Deals are posted by us and our visitors throughout the day.


Slickguns Discovery
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Categories of deals are listed across the top of the home page and include:

-All Deals
-Black Friday (at least for now)
-CA Legal
-Handguns
-Rifles
-Shotguns
-Ammo
-Reloading
-Maripi
-Accessories

Additionally, there’s a Coupons, News, and Forum section, as well as a query tool if you’re looking to score a discount on a particular item you have in mind.

Slickguns.com is incredibly easy to use. Click on a deal and you are taken to the Slickguns description page for the item(s), which includes information, photos, price comparisons, kōrero, and the all-importantGo To Storebutton.

That’s it!

Best of luck finding a great deal on that gun-related item you’ve been looking to purchase.

Slickguns.com

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival A te whai rawa (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

(Tuhipoka a Editor: Hono honoa mai ki “Rauemi” whārangi)

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Gun Registration Often Leads To Confiscation, As New Yorkers Find Out Once More

Why Gun Rights Advocates Oppose Gun Registration

A centralized registration system is the one usually proposed by gun control activists, and it is the type most feared by gun rights advocates. At the heart of resistance to registration is the belief that it encourages firearm prohibitions and ultimately leads to confiscation. (It is also why many choose not to comply and register weapons already owned.)

Those who favor more gun control often accuse gun owners of being paranoid, but the track record of firearms registration is not a good one.

-GunCite.com, popular firearms information website, August 24, 2007

Supporters of more gun “mana” in the United States routinely push for the registration of firearms.

A, “Don’t worry,” they like to say, “No one is going to take away your guns.

Problem he, history repeatedly shows otherwise.

Ahau blogged backed on January 14, 2013:

Gun registration often leads to confiscation. From the latest edition of Pū Facts, a popular firearm reference book:

Myth: Registration does not lead to confiscation

Fact: It did in Canada. The handgun registration law of 1934 was the source used to identify and confiscate (without compensation) over half of the registered handguns in 2001.
Fact: It did in Germany. Te (before the Nazis came into power) required all firearms to be registered. When Hitler came into power, the existing lists were used for confiscating weapons.
Fact: It did in Australia. I roto i 1996, the Australian government confiscated over 660,000 previously legal weapons from their citizens.
Fact: It did in California. Te 1989 Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act required registration. Due to shifting definitions of “assault weapons,” many legal firearms are now being confiscated by the California government.
Fact: It did in New York City. I roto i 1967, New York City passed an ordinance requiring a citizen to obtain a permit to own a rifle or shotgun, which would then be registered. I roto i 1991, the city passed a ban on the private possession of some semi-automatic rifles and shotguns, and “registered” owners were told that those firearms had to be surrendered, rendered inoperable, or taken out of the city.
Fact: It did in Bermuda, Cuba, Greece, Airani, Jamaica, and Soviet Georgia as well.

Na, you can add theBig Appleto that list for a second time. Edmund DeMarche reported on the FOX News website earlier today:

The New York City Police Department is taking aim at owners of shotguns and rifles capable of holding more than five rounds, demanding such guns be surrendered, altered or taken out of the city.

The demand came in the form of some 500 letters mailed out to owners of registered long guns that are in violation of a 2010 city ordinance. The first option for the letter’s recipient is to, Immediately surrender your Rifle and/or Shotgun to your local police precinct, and notify this office of the invoice number. The firearm may be sold or permanently removed from the City of New York thereafter.

(Tuhipoka a Editor: Tānaki atu mo te aro)

Surrendered, altered or taken out of the city.

Oro maheni?

Question: Why is it, every time I buy and register a gun in New York City, it gets confiscated?

Te tangata, funk dat!”


Sagat, “Funk Dat” (1993)
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By Christopher E. Hill
Survival A te whai rawa (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

Rauemi:

Smith, Guy. Pū Facts Version 6.1. Guy Smith, 2012.

DeMarche, Edmund. “NYPD cracks down on long guns that hold more than five rounds.” FOX News. 5 Tīhema. 2013. (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/12/05/nypd-targets-owners-multi-clip-shotguns-rifles/?intcmp=latestnews). 5 Tīhema. 2013.

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Rauemi o te Wiki: Pursuit Channel Free On FilmOn.com

Back when I lived in Chicago I used to have satellite television. And a few channels at that time carried firearm-related programming. One of these was the Pursuit Channel. Mai i to ratou paetukutuku:

I roto i 2008, Pursuit Channel was established by producers for producers and for the good of the outdoor community. With this founding commitment to the outdoor industry it has propelled Pursuit Channel into the most widely distributed, pure hunting and fishing television network. Our goal with Pursuit Channel is and always will be to create a place that everyone in the industry can call home. We’re here for the good of the industry, for the good of outdoor traditions, and we’re here to stay. Our distribution, our content and our overall viewer appeal are all on the rise, and we’re looking forward to an exciting future. Pursuit Channel is the only outdoor network delivered in satellite providers DISH and DIRECTV’s BASIC package, channels received by every subscriber regardless of their level of service. With a solid, growing portfolio of cable and high power TV stations as well, the network now reaches more than 38 million households.

While the Pursuit Channel does have an awful lot of hunting and fishing shows in its lineup, there’s plenty of self-defense and shooting sports programming available as well. Case i roto i te wāhi, the Pursuit Channel’sNRA Freedom Friday,” which features the following shows every Friday evening:

-Trigger Time TV
-American Airgunner
-American Trigger Sports Network’s Kāti te Threat
-Gun Talk TV
-Doug Koenig’s Championship Season
-Guns & Gear TV
-3-Gun Nation TV

I’ve seen most of these TV shows, and they’re tino good. Ko hono mooní, I’ve blogged about a few of them (American Airgunner, Trigger Time TV) already.

So here’s the great thing about this resource. While the Pursuit Channel can be viewed via satellite television on Direct TV (Hongere 604) and DISH Network (Hongere 393), the channel can also be watched for free via the Internet through internet based television provider FilmOn.

You can start watching the Pursuit Channel now on FilmOn.com konei. And for more information about the channel, its shows, and schedule, you can visit their website konei.

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival A te whai rawa (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

(Tuhipoka a Editor: Hono honoa mai ki “Rauemi” whārangi)

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel And Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy Call For More Gun ‘Control

The first anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut, shootings is right around the corner, and supporters of gun “mana” are becoming increasingly vocal about their desire for more restrictions. Not surprisingly, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy chimed in yesterday with their calls for more gun “mana” while celebrating the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, ranei “Brady Bill,” which was signed into law on November 30, 1993, and required background checks be conducted on individuals before a firearm can be purchased from a federally-licensed dealer. C. Hayes wrote on Chicago’s WGN TV website Thursday:

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, and the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, and the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence mark the upcoming, 20th anniversary of an historic gun law while also pushing for even tougher gun rules in Chicago

At Thursday’s gathering, the leaders said the explosion of the internet has undermined the law. They point out up to 40 percent of firearms sales are through the internet between private parties

“While gun shows were around, they weren’t really conceived of in the way that they are today for purchases and moving of guns,” said Emanuel.

(Editor’s noted: Tānaki atu mo te aro)

CPD Superintendent McCarthy had this to say about the group’s desire for universal background checks:

I think some people wrongly believe that requiring background checks will have no impact on criminals and will only create a system that impacts the good citizens who comply with the law. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Speaking ofthe truth,” hoki ki runga ki o Maehe 21, 2013, FactCheck.org looked into the line that “40 percent of guns are purchased without a background check.Here’s what they found:

That figure is based on an analysis of a nearly two-decade-old survey of less than 300 people that essentially asked participants whether they thought the guns they had acquired- and not necessarily purchased- came from a federally licensed dealer. And one of the authors of the report often cited as a source for the claim — Philip Cook of Duke University — told our friends at Politifact.com that he has “no idea” whether the “very old number” applies today or not.

(Tuhipoka a Editor: Tānaki atu mo te aro)

Korokē, a number of FactCheck.org’s critics claim the fact-checking project is actually liberal-leaning, not unbiased as many might think.

Too funny.

Rauemi:

Hayes, C. “City officials mark 20th anniversary of ‘Brady Bill’WGN TV. 21 Nov. 2013. (http://wgntv.com/2013/11/21/brady-bill-anniversary-marked/). 22 Nov. 2013.

Guns Acquired Without Background Checks.FactCheck.org. 21 I. 2013. (http://www.factcheck.org/2013/03/guns-acquired-without-background-checks/). 22 Nov. 2013.

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival A te whai rawa (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Illinois State Police Gun Ranges Open To Deer Hunters November 16 For Test-Firing Shotguns

Illinois readers looking to test fire their shotguns for the upcoming deer hunting season may be interested in the following press release from the Illinois State Police yesterday. Mai i to ratou paetukutuku:

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced today its firing ranges will be open on November 16 to deer hunters for sighting in and test-firing their shotguns in a safe environment for the upcoming deer hunting season.

“The Open Range Program is offered in an effort to promote hunting safety by giving hunters access to ISP ranges for the purpose of sighting in their shotguns,” said ISP Director Hiram Grau. “This will provide an opportunity for shotguns to be checked in a controlled environment, with firearms experts present, ensuring the safe and appropriate use of the shotgun,” he added.

The Open Range Program is a collaborative effort organized every year by the Illinois State Police and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).

“This is a great program for hunters to make sure their equipment is in proper working order before going afield. I appreciate the Illinois State Police and their commitment to promote the safety of our sportsmen and women in Illinois,” said IDNR Director Marc Miller.

The public is asked to call one of the ranges listed below before the scheduled date to make a reservation. Targets will be provided, and there is no charge for use of the range. Participants must possess a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card, provide their own ammunition and transport the firearm legally by having it unloaded and enclosed in a case. The Open Range Program is not part of the Concealed Carry License program. Handguns will not be permitted at the ISP Ranges.

The following ISP Ranges will be open to the public from 8 a.m. ki te 4 p.m. ki runga ki o Noema 16, in Joliet, LaSalle, Macomb, Pawnee, and Pittsfield

You can read the rest of the press release and retrieve range information on the Illinois State Police website konei.

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival A te whai rawa (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Paraire, Noema 15, 2013 , Kāwanatanga, Hunting, Safety Public 2 Comments

Update On Illinois Legislation For Raising Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences And Imposing Truth In Sentencing For Gun Crimes

Illinois law already mandates a minimum 15-year sentence when a person with a gun commits any felony offense, and a one-year minimum for unlicensed gun possession and licensed possession of a loaded gun.

-Illinois State Senator and Illinois Senate Criminal Law Committee member Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago), i roto i te Chicago Tribune commentary, October 23, 2013

Here’s the latest on legislation at the state level that’s been backed by the Emanuel administration and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez that would not only raise mandatory minimum prison sentences for gun crimes but would require offenders to serve 85 percent of their sentences. From the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action earlier today:

The NRA-ILA has just learned that new changes to recent legislation aimed at imprisoning law-abiding Illinois citizens for a victimless crime will likely be proposed very soon. While no language is currently available for review, the NRA-ILA has obtained information that the proposed changes will eliminate any mandatory minimums from the legislation for first-time offenders of the Unlawful Use of Weapons (UUW) or Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (AUUW) statutes, with no aggravating factors such as previous felonies or gang membership.

Heoi, current law provides that probation is not available as a sentencing option, so individuals would still be sentenced to jail time, for which they are required to serve at least 85 percent of their sentence. This policy change continues to create a scenario in which an unsuspecting citizen who has chosen to carry a firearm for self-defense, could serve significant jail time for a regulatory infraction.

(Tuhipoka a Editor: Tānaki atu mo te aro)

Na, to update a scenario that critics of this legislation have been putting out there, if a man with a concealed-carry permit left his firearm in his car because he and his spouse are going some place where guns are banned, and she leaves without him while taking the car, and subsequently gets pulled over by police, the spouse would still get slapped with a jail sentence since probation is not an option. At least that’s what I take away from all this.

Why the apparent insistence on punishing theunsuspecting citizen”?

A number of observers suspect this is a conscious effort being carried out by anti-gun politicians in the state, hoping to make poster-children out of these unfortunate individuals and scare away other Illinois residents from exercising their Second Amendment right.

Noho…

By Christopher E. Hill, Editor
Survival A te whai rawa (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

Source:

“Illinois: Proposed New Changes to Mandatory Minimum Bill.NRA-ILA. 4 Nov. 2013. (http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/11/illinois-proposed-new-changes-to-mandatory-minimum-bill.aspx?s=&st=10477&ps=). 4 Nov. 2013.

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