Hunters, Archers, Folks Active in Outdoor Activities: UNITE!

I’m ‘sick and tired’ ….

Folks who are active — in sports, outdoor activities, whatever — are healthier and less likely to be worried about the issue of health.

However, those of us fortunate enough to spend more time on earth, are aging.  And with age comes more health concerns.

Now that MDH * and I are moving closer to the shadow of Medicare (because of our ages), we are paying attention to the health care debate.

We are very concerned, but can’t think of any snappy way to respond to the politicians who have decided that anyone over 59 is well, just too damn old….

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A Message from Maxine

Sarcastic, sassy Maxine has a message!  I wish I could have said it as well!

Senior Health Care Solution According to Maxine…….**

 

Senior Health Care Solution

So you’re a senior citizen and the government says “no” health care for you, what do you do?

Our plan gives anyone 65 years or older a gun and 4 bullets.

Your are allowed to shoot 2 senators and 2 representatives.

Of course, this means you will be sent to prison where you will get

  • 3 meals a day,
  • a roof over your head, and
  • all the health care you need!
  • New teeth … no problem.
  • Need glasses … great.
  • New hip, knees, kidney, lungs, heart? All covered.

And who will be paying for all of this?

The same government that just told you that you are too old for health care.

Oh yes, an added bonus: Because you are now a prisoner, you don’t have to pay  income taxes anymore.

 

 

IS THIS A GREAT COUNTRY OR WHAT?!


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The reason anyone over the age of 59 is expendable is that our senators, representatives and loser-in-chief (most of whom are well over 59 years of age) have already created a WONDERFUL health plan for themselves!

Take a look at the provisions for THEM … it will make you sick!

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Your grandparents and my mother aren’t worth keeping alive, but you and I are paying plenty to keep the fat cats (and all their dependents) healthy! ***

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* MDH = My Deer Husband

** Of course this isn’t Maxine; she’s a copyrighted figure.  Just imagine this woman with … some sassy, round sunglasses, an attitude and a snarly smile ….

*** Guess when their benefits start? As soon as they are elected!

Guess how long their benefits last? As long as they live!  (They don’t have to remain in Congress to keep their benefits!)

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Published in: on November 30, 2009 at 8:07 am  Comments Off on Hunters, Archers, Folks Active in Outdoor Activities: UNITE!  
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Humor: 2 Sides of the Health Care Crisis!

I just found the 2 sides of this “health care van” @ http://10-e.net/

Enjoy!

Published in: on November 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm  Comments Off on Humor: 2 Sides of the Health Care Crisis!  
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Take a Look at Tom Remington’s Post

On 31 August 2009, I wrote about  Montana’s Firearms Freedom Act.      Tom Remington (Black Bear Blog) has an update that ‘tells it like it is!’

Title of Posting: CNN Covers Montana’s Firearms Freedom Act

Dated: September 8, 2009

URL: http://mainehuntingtoday.com/bbb/2009/09/08/cnn-covers-montanas-firearms-freedom-act/#comment-145194

 

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State's Rights vs. Federal Rights

 

Added  Benefits: He has audio and a You-Tube Video on the subject (on the site)!  Check it out!

This will be fascinating to watch!  Essentially, Montana has thrown down the gauntlet to the federal government.  The problem: The fed’s  intrusion into the lawful ownership of guns.

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Ah Fall, Can Gun Legislation Be Far Behind? Revisited

Here’s some more fun from LaLa Land (also known as ‘congress’)

Handgun Safety and Registration Act

 

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Guns and Congress - An Unhealthy Combination!

 

Emails: Essentially  they all claim that  the  US Congress has a bill before them that  would require all handgun owners to list  their handguns on their federal tax forms.

Senate Bill 2099  would require all guns be  listed on the 2009 tax forms and a $50 tax/gun be paid.

If you  like to watch your blood pressure reach the top of the charts, don’t miss  reading:   http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/taxreturns.asp

The Truth :  The truth is much  less sinister; SB-2099 was before Congress in 2000, not the year 2009 (old news).  It went no-where in Congress.

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Blair Holt Bill of 2009

Haven’t we heard  of this bill before?  Yep! This bill was first submitted in 2007.   More info: http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/blairholt.asp

Emails::  There’s a list of things that would change in relation to guns.  In a phrase:  no license = no gun.

This bill also  addresses any semiautomatic firearm (that can accept any detachable ammunition-feeding device). Same idea:   no license = no gun.

The bill directs the Attorney  General to set up and run a federal record of sales system. It would be a criminal act not to register  as the owner of a firearm.

The emails go on to itemize  other requirements:

– all guns be sold through a licensed dealer,

– a driver’s license  #,

– your Social Security  Number,

– fingerprinting  of the applicant,

– a physical  and mental evaluation

– $25  fee each time a gun is sold; sale must be registered

– failure  to abide by above provision = loss of right to own gun + 1 year in            jail!

– All firearms must be locked and unavailable to folks under the age of 18.

– The govt. would  have the right to come in and inspect if guns are locked and  unavailable to those under 18.

– If owners  do not have the gun thus described (safe, locked), the fine is 5 years in jail!

The Truth :  The application has 10 parts for an applicant —

1) Provide  a clear, passport-type photo with a clear likeness

2) Name, address, Date of Birth,

3) Any other names this person has ever used or by which this applicant has        ever been known.

4) A clear thumb print

5) A statement from state and federal govt. that this person is not barred                from owning a firearm.

6) Certification by the applicant that he/she will not store guns where those           under 18 can get to them.

7)  Certificate of written firearms examination, relating to —

* safe storage of guns, particularly away from those under 18 years

* safe handling of firearms

* use of guns in the home and dangers of their use

* legal responsibilities of owner in relation to federal, state and local laws

* any other subjects the Attorney General may deem necessary

8  Authorization for release of any/all mental health records of               applicant to Attorney General

9)  Date of application.

10) Signature of applicant.

The good news is that there is no one willing to co-sponsor this bill.   Most representatives think this is an issue they don’t want to lose their seat over; and that says volumes!

For this nonsense, we pay those folks big bucks (& unbelievable health care)!

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Published in: on August 31, 2009 at 8:31 am  Comments Off on Ah Fall, Can Gun Legislation Be Far Behind? Revisited  
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Ah Fall, Can Gun Legislation Be Far Behind?

 

Guns and Government -- Ugly Combination!

Guns and Government -- An Ugly Combination!

 

As the days shorten and the heat gives way to balmier weather, can gun legislation be far behind?  These are issues making their way around the Internet.

Oklahoma

Emails: It  seems that citizens and states are getting nervous about the federal government’s encroachment  into their perceived domain, especially regarding guns.

The Truth: Oklahoma passed a resolution in April of 2009, demanding that the federal government “cease and desist” mandates beyond those outlined in the Constitution.

The 10th Amendment of the US Constitution is cited as the relevant document that states the federal government’s rights and obligations. (Of course, no one mentions that US presidents have been ignoring the 10th Amendment since the days of FDR!)

This declaration was a resolution, not a law, and therefore is a symbolic act which has no legal effect.” (direct quote from http://www.snopes.com, http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/pending/oklahoma.asp).

Montana

Emails: This state went a step (or two) further. The emails flying around indicate that Montana has defied the federal government in relation to gun ownership.

The belief of these organizers is that the federal government wants to confiscate all firearms (a non-surprise).  Essentially, the emails indicate that Montana has the right to defy the federal claims of having the right to control arms.

The Truth: (Again from Snopes.com, http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/montana.asp) In April 2009, Montana passed the Montana Firearms Freedom Act.

Essentially it throws down the gauntlet to the federal government: “A personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Montana and remains in the borders of Montana is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of congress to regulate interstate commerce.”

This fancy bit of wording means that Montana says that the federal government has no right to regulate the firearms owned in Montana.

They are saying that:  Just because the federals have the right to regulate commerce (between states, etc.), that does not give them the right to regulate firearms that have nothing to do with interstate commerce.

The only problem with this feisty law is that states do not have the right to nullify federal laws. The Supreme Court is likely to shoot Montana’s law down (pun intended).

Finally

Lest you think that is all that our legislators in LaLa Land are up to, come back tomorrow. If you have “anger management issues,”  it would be best to skip tomorrow’s posting!

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Published in: on August 31, 2009 at 8:14 am  Comments Off on Ah Fall, Can Gun Legislation Be Far Behind?  
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Update: Ammunition Accountability Legislation

A few months ago, I warned about this problem, trickling its way through the state legislatures.  Here’s the article, shortened.

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Ammunition Accountability Legislation 

Trouble Afoot!

Trouble Afoot!

 

 

This bill is being pushed in 18 states & requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacturer into a data base of all ammunition sales. They will know how much you buy and what calibers.

Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 unless the ammunition is coded.

Any privately held uncoded ammunition must be destroyed by July 1, 2011.

To find more about the anti-gun group that is sponsoring this legislation and the specific legislation for each state, go to:

http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm

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Today, I found this info @ National Association for Guns Rights

(http://www.nationalgunrights.org/ammoaccountability.shtml)

 

I’ve been wondering if these bills had gotten anywhere in the states where they were proposed. Again, this is a shortened version. You can go to the site for more info.

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The Real Story


Ammo Accountability group has patents on technology used to enforce legislation they sponsor


The Ammunition Accountability Act and corresponding website are run by a company that developed the technology necessary to enforce the same legislation they lobby for. In other words, the founders of the Ammunition Accountability Act are pushing legislation which will have a direct and substantial financial benefit to them.

The legislation calls for each individual piece of ammunition produced to be etched or stamped with a unique serial number. This patented technology was developed by Russ Ford and his business partners (of Seattle, Washington).

Ford and his associates were unable to convince any ammunition manufacturers to use their technology, so they hired a lobbyist to push for state-level ammo tagging legislation.

Ostensibly Ford and company are billing this legislation as a way to stop violent crime by tracking handgun and “assault weapon” ammunition.

However, the sample text of their legislation — provided on their website — would outlaw the ownership of all non-tagged ammo of any caliber.

Not only does the legislation directly aim to financial benefit Ford and his business partners, but it will push most ammunition manufactures out of business, and make home reloading ammunition illegal.

Their legislation has been introduced in 18 states, however none of introduced pieces of legislation have gotten beyond committee hearings in any state. All the introduced bills died on their respective calendars when each state legislative session adjourned sine die.

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Sounds like your legislators heard you screaming!

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Published in: on May 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm  Comments Off on Update: Ammunition Accountability Legislation  
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Here We Go Again: HR 45 Blair Holt Firearm Licensing & Record of Sales Act of 2009

Gun Control by Secrecytn_an03860_

It’s very important to be aware of a new bill HR 45 introduced into the House.
This is the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing & Record of Sale Act of 2009.
Even gun shop owners didn’t know about this because it is flying under the radar.


To find out about this – go to any government website and type in “HR 45” or Google  — HR 45 Blair Holt Firearm Licensing & Record of Sales Act of 2009.

You will get all the information.

Basically this would make it illegal to own a firearm – any rifle with a clip or ANY pistol unless:

-It is registered
-You are fingerprinted
-You supply a current Driver’s License
-You supply your Social Security #
-You will submit to a physical & mental evaluation at any time of their choosing
-Each update – change or ownership through private or public sale must be reported and costs $25
-Failure to do so you automatically lose the right to own a firearm and are subject up to a year in jail.
-There is a child provision clause on page 16 section 305 stating a child-access provision. Gun must be locked and inaccessible to any child under 18.

The Government would have the right to come and inspect that you are storing your gun safely away from accessibility to children and fine is punishable for up to 5 yrs. in prison.

If you think this is a joke – go to the website and take your pick of many options to read this…
http://www.opencong ress.org/ bill/111- h45/text

It is long.  Help more people become aware of this …. Pass the word along.

Any hunters in your family – pass this along.

The best way to fight this is to tell all your friends about it and “spring into action”.

Consider joining a pro-gun group like the Colorado Rifle Association, hunting associations, gun clubs and especially the NRA.

This is just a “termite” approach to complete confiscation of guns and disarming of our society to the point we have no defense – chip away a little here and there until the goal is accomplished before anyone realizes it.

This is one to act on whether you own a gun or not.

The Second Amendment…America’s original Homeland Security

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I’ve printed this because I have absolutely no faith in our government. However, there is a more balanced view of this to be read here:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/blairholt.asp

Published in: on April 23, 2009 at 11:19 pm  Comments Off on Here We Go Again: HR 45 Blair Holt Firearm Licensing & Record of Sales Act of 2009  
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