REPORT: FBI VISTING GUN SHOPS TO INVESTIGATE “PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT BIG GOVERNMENT”

“If you see some Middle Eastern guy come in, you don’t have to be so worried about that”

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com

Image: FBI Flyer.

FBI counterterrorism agents are visiting gun shops in South Carolina to investigate “suspicious purchases” made by people who talk about “big government,” according to a new report.

Author Brandon Turbeville says he was approached by an individual who works in a Columbia, South Carolina gun shop to relate the story of how an FBI agent entered the store on Monday, showed his credentials, before proceeding to ask a series of stunning questions.

Telling the gun store worker he was tasked with visiting all the firearms outlets in the local area to check on “suspicious purchases” for counterterrorism purposes, the agent then began discussing what in actual fact were “completely normal transactions,” such as, “paying with cash, purchasing long guns, and other similarly innocuous behavior.”

The FBI agent then reportedly made a shocking remark that almost seems too chilling to believe.

“If you see some Middle Eastern guy come in, you don’t have to be so worried about that. What we’re really looking for are people talking about being sovereign such as sovereign citizens or people talking about big government,” the agent reportedly stated.

Before the agent left the store, he handed the employee a flyer which lists paying with cash, buying in bulk, along with other seemingly innocuous behavior as suspicious activity.

While there’s little chance of verifying the story since the FBI would almost certainly deny the claim, the notion of FBI agents charactering innocuous activity as a potential indication of terrorism is firmly established in the federal agency’s own literature and training procedures.

The FBI has also repeatedly labeled those who identify as “sovereign citizens” to be domestic terrorists.

In 2012, we reported on how the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism (CAT) program was instructing businesses that banal activities conducted by millions of Americans on a daily basis were potential indications of terrorist activity.

Flyers for the program being handed out to businesses such as Internet cafes even listed paying for a cup of coffee with cash as a suspicious activity.

A flyer aimed at Military Surplus stores also encourages owners to report people who “make bulk purchases of items to include….meals ready to eat”.

In total, there are 25 different CAT flyers aimed at businesses from across the spectrum – everything from hobby shops to tattoo parlors.

The flyer pictured above which was reportedly handed to the gun store worker by the FBI agent contains very similar language to that used in flyers produced for the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism program.

OBAMA REQUESTS $1.1 BILLION, DOJ $382.1 MILLION FOR GUN CONTROL

by AWR Hawkins | Breitbart

President Obama has requested $1.1 billion and the Department of Justice (DOJ) asked for $382.1 million for gun control “to protect Americans from gun violence.”

Included in the DOJ’s $382.1 million figure is a request for $2 million for smart gun technology grants.

According to The Washington Beacon, Obama’s $1.1 billion “[includes] $182 million to support the president’s ‘Now is the Time’ gun safety initiative.”

“Now is the Time” includes the following:

1. Require background checks for all gun sales.

2. Strengthen the background check system for gun sales.

3. Pass a new, stronger ban on assault weapons.

4. Limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.

4. Finish the job of getting armor-piercing bullets off the streets

5. Give law enforcement additional tools to prevent and prosecute gun crime

6. End the freeze on gun violence research

7. Make our schools safer with new resource officers and counselors, better emergency response plans, and more nurturing school climates.

8. Ensure quality coverage of mental health treatment, particularly for young people.

As Breitbart News has previously reported, expanded background checks would not have stopped the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary; even Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) admit this.

Moreover, as we reported on April 7th, murder rates were 19.3 percent higher while the federal “assault weapons” ban was in place (1994-2004). Why would we, then, spend over a hundred million dollars instituting another ban?

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HOLDER: WE WANT TO EXPLORE GUN TRACKING BRACELETS

DOJ requesting $2 million for ‘Gun Safety Technology’ grants

BY: Elizabeth Harrington | Washington Free Beacon
April 7, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts.

When discussing gun violence prevention programs within the DOJ, Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that his agency is looking into technological innovations.

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“I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and we talked about how guns can be made more safe,” he said.

“By making them either through finger print identification, the gun talks to a bracelet or something that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon.”

“It’s those kinds of things that I think we want to try to explore so that we can make sure that people have the ability to enjoy their Second Amendment rights, but at the same time decreasing the misuse of weapons that lead to the kinds of things that we see on a daily basis,” Holder said.

The Justice Department has requested $382.1 million in increased spending for its fiscal year 2014 budget for “gun safety.”

Included in the proposal is $2 million for “Gun Safety Technology” grants, which would award prizes for technologies that are “proven to be reliable and effective.”

President Barack Obama’s budget proposal also calls for $1.1 billion to “protect Americans from gun violence—including $182 million to support the president’s ‘Now is the Time’ gun safety initiative.”

A recent innovation allows a gun owner to only unlock a safe with a fingerprint scan and an “RFID-equipped bracelet.”

Others have suggested manufacturing GPS tracking and RFID chips into every gun. RFID chips transmit location data and are used by law enforcement agencies to send automatic alerts if a weapon moves away from the tracker, indicating that the gun is lost or stolen.

NEW YORK STATE GUN OWNERS SHRED REGISTRATION FORMS ON DEADLINE DAY

Protests as gun control legislation comes into law

Steve Watson
Infowars.com

In an act of defiance, New York State gun owners came together in downtown Buffalo and shredded gun registration forms yesterday, on the day that the so called SAFE Act gun control legislation came into law.

The demonstrators had initially planned to burn the forms, an act previously carried out by Second Amendment supporters in Saratoga Springs last month. However, they were advised that open burning is illegal in Buffalo, so instead they decided to shred the forms, symbolic of how state lawmakers have shredded their Constitutional rights.

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The bill requires all firearms deemed by the state to be “assault weapons” to be “grand fathered” into the law, that is registered, or permanently modified.

Critics note that the controversial law essentially redefines almost any semi-automatic weapon as an “assault weapon”. Guns with detachable magazines, a telescoping stock, or long guns with a pistol grip all now come under the description.

News station WIVB-TV captured footage of the protests in Buffalo, where demonstrators noted that “historically, registration has always led to confiscation.”

“We will not register our firearms, any firearms whatsoever,” one gun owner told reporters. Refusal to register such weapons could now lead to prosecution on a misdemeanor charge, with the possibility of a further felony charge for “illegal possession” of an “assault weapon.”

The protests have been led by the NY2A Grassroots Coalition, a pro Second Amendment group that has been encouraging non-compliance at educational forums across the state.

“Our goal is to keep the registration numbers as low as possible,” NY2A co-founder Lisa Donovan has noted. “84 percent of the counties of NY passed non-binding resolutions protesting the SAFE Act and the manner in which it was passed,” Donovan has also highlighted. “One of our major messages is that registration is confiscation,” Donovan has said. “The way the law is written, you can not pass these guns down after you die.”

Gun control advocates have denied that there are plans for confiscation. However, rejected proposals from early drafts of the bill included such provisions. In 2012, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo openly expressed support for confiscation, and said that the option was still on the table.

Confiscation has also taken place within New York city, as police have issued notices to registered gun owners demanding that they give up their firearms.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has this week pledged to spend $50 million on combating pro-gun groups, including the National Rifle Association. “We’ve got to make them afraid of us,” Bloomberg stated, bizarrely adding “I have earned my place in heaven.” Bloomberg is a co-founder of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns group, which bases its entire agenda around the confiscation of law-abiding citizens’ firearms.

Many New York gun owners will likely ignore the legislation, just as thousands did in Connecticut where a similar law was recently passed.

The legislation required residents to register ammunition magazines capable of carrying more than 10 rounds with state police by Jan. 1, 2014. However, weeks after the deadline, authorities admitted that only around 38,000 out of 2.4 million high-capacity magazines and just over 50,000 out of hundreds of thousands of semi-automatic rifles were registered with the state.

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG ON GUN CONTROL: ‘THIS IS A BATTLE FOR THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF AMERICA’

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by Charlie Spiering | Breitbart

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg promoted his new $50 million gun control campaign on NBC’s “Today” show this morning, in an aggressive financial push to fight the National Rifle Association’s influence on gun policy.

Bloomberg plans to use the money to merge his Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America into a new group called “Everytown for Gun Safety.”

“This is not a battle of dollars, this is a battle for the hearts and minds of America so that we can protect our children, protect innocent people,” he said.

Bloomberg highlighted the amount of gun related deaths in America, explaining why he felt the need to continue fighting.

“We’re the only civilized country in the world that has this problem,” he said.

He also argued that he was not pushing for gun control, but rather keeping guns away from minors, criminals, and the mentally ill.

“It isn’t gun control. This is simply making sure that people everybody agrees should not be allowed to buy a gun – criminals, minors, and people with psychiatric problems – make sure they can’t buy guns – nobody is going to take anyone’s gun away nobody is going to stop you from hunting, target practice or protecting yourself,” he said.

GUN CONTROL BILLS ON THE MOVE IN CALIFORNIA

AWR Hawkins
Breitbart

Assembly Bill 2305 passed out of committee in California last week and “directly conflicts with the constitutional protections for carrying a firearm for self-defense as recently confirmed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,” according to the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action.

According to a warning by NRA-ILA, AB 2305 “would significantly expand California law by imposing criminal liability if an individual unknowingly carries a firearm on or about his or her person.”

Assembly Bill 1609 passed as well, and it imposes “unnecessary limitations on the transfer of firearms by law-abiding citizens [by] requiring that all transfers be completed through a California gun dealer, regardless of the circumstances,” NRA-ILA notes.

Assembly Bill 1964 would also add many single shot pistols to California’s roster of “not safe” handguns.

And Assembly Bill 2310 “would reenact provisions authorizing a city prosecutor or city attorney in specified counties to file an action for unlawful detainer to abate a nuisance caused by an illegal conduct involving firearms or ammunition.”

These bills all passed out of committee and “now await their third reading on the assembly floor.”

A recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California indicated that 56% of adults in the state believe the government is not doing enough to control guns, while 37% say the government already goes too far.

MISSOURI’S SELF-DEFENSE LAWS MAY EXPAND

by Jonathan Harper

Springfield, MO – The Missouri House has approved a bill that expands a self defense law against home intruders. The castle doctrine law was approved in 2007. It gave missouri residents the right to defend themselves and their property. That law allows the use of deadly force for someone who is breaking into your home. But the expansion includes more than just homeowners.

Jesse Bebout was born and raised in Springfield and now works at the Cherokee Firearms gun shop in the city. Bebout says he thinks the increase in gun owners across the state has lead to the change of the law.

“I think the changes are more of a formality than anything else with the concealed carry laws in Missouri there is more people carrying guns now then every before the recent changes are just more to expand on what was already there. Most people probably assumed that they had the right to defend themselves anyway.”

The change in the law also expands out to your vehicle in addition to your home. Bebout says he rents a house with his girlfriend and it only makes sense that his friends and family would be covered on his property to defend themselves as well.

“Me in particular, if I’m at somebody’s house it’s obviously probably a friend of mine so we have similar interests and I’m just gonna assume they have a gun in their home like i do.”

The measure now heads to the senate for approval.

BATFE PUBLICLY CONFIRMS ADMINISTRATION’S AMMUNITION IMPORT BAN

NRA ILA

atf_crestOn Monday, BATFE issued a “special advisory” indicating the agency’s official position on 5.45×39 7N6 ammunition.  The advisory states that “the ammunition is ‘armor piercing’ under [federal law] and is therefore not importable.”  We previously reported on our efforts to determine BATFE’s official position on this issue.

Notably absent from the advisory is any mention of the “sporting purposes” exemption provided for in the federal armor piercing ammunition law.  The law gives the Attorney General discretion to exempt certain projectiles from being considered armor piercing ammunition.  This exemption already applies to 5.56×45 M855 and .30-06 M2AP ammunition.  NRA has repeatedly encouraged BATFE to rule that projectiles originally made for rifles and any projectile not designed and intended to penetrate armor when fired from a handgun are exempt from the federal armor piercing ammunition law.  Just last year, we sent comments to BATFE that explained how Congress intended for the armor piercing ammunition law to cover a very limited class of projectiles and provided BATFE with guidance on granting “sporting purposes” exemptions to projectiles.

NRA is also working with members of Congress to get more answers from BATFE on how the agency determines if a projectile is ”armor piercing ammunition.”  The efforts include inquiries as to whether BATFE considers 7N6 ammunition, which has been widely used as an affordable alternative for target shooting and rifle training, a candidate for a “sporting purposes” exemption.  Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), and Howard Coble (R-N.C.) have already sent a letter to BATFE  Director B. Todd Jones encouraging him to act on other outstanding petitions for “sporting purposes” exemptions.

PUBLIC RATTLED BY GUNRUNNING CASE AGAINST DEMOCRAT

Firearms groups say hypocrisy of 2nd Amendment opponents laid bare

By Michael F. Haverluck | World Net Daily

Only days after the arrest of California state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, on charges of taking bribes and running an illegal gun operation, a poll shows a plunge in support for the California Legislature, known for its anti-gun advocacy.

Yee, who was named to the “Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll” by the Brady Campaign in 2006, is now under fire for his alleged involvement in supplying guns illegally in what is dubbed as “gangland ties.”

The revelation of the allegations has coincided with a drop in support for California lawmakers.

The Field Poll showed a nine-point shift in approval for the Legislature, with those who approve declining from 46 to 43 percent and those who disapprove rising from 40 to 46 percent.

National Rifle Association Director of Public Affairs Andrew Arulanandam told WND that when citizens are confronted with scandals such as the Yee case, “it dramatically violates their trust.”

“They roll their eyes and think this is the definition of hypocrisy,” he said.

Arulanandam also noted the many scandals, including charges for gun-related crimes, plaguing members of former New York City Michael Bloomberg’s group Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

“This diminishes the credibility of the entire gun-control movement,” he said.

He doesn’t see Bloomberg’s group backing away, however.

“This does not help their cause, but Bloomberg has deep pockets, and he’ll do what he can to cover up these scandals and other corrupt politicians to promote his agenda, because he’s willing to use billions of his dollars to support gun control in this country,” Arulanandam said.

Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California, put the Yee scandal’s impact on the gun-control movement in perspective.

“The reality is that we believe it has put a chill on the movement, and some of the less active players are taking a step back in moving on with their agenda, but this hasn’t stopped their desire to move forward,” he said.

Democrats, he noted, lost their super majority in the Senate, “but they think they’re invincible and they’ll do whatever they can do to impede our rights in California.”

But Paredes said it’s clearer now who’s really behind the gun-control agenda.

“You wonder who it is we’ve been fighting all this time?” Paredes said. “Now you know.”

The Gun Owners of California leader said Yee, “one of the most vocal and virulent members in the Senate against gun rights,” reflected the general temperament the Legislature’s gun-control advocates.

But will the public pay much heed to the charges brought against Yee?

Claremont McKenna College Professor of Politics Jack Pitney says yes.

“The lurid details of Yee’s alleged crimes struck a chord and reminded Californians why they hate politicians,” he told the Bay Area News Group.

Yet Pitney is skeptical about the impact in November elections.

“In a great majority of races this fall, the corruption cases won’t make any difference,” he said.

But Yee’s arrest wasn’t the only dent in California’s Democrat-run Legislature’s armor. Gun-control advocates Sens. Ronald Calderon, D-Montebello, and Roderick Wright, D-Inglewood, were involved in separate scandals of their own.

Calderon was indicted on charges of accepting $100,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents and Wright was found guilty by a Los Angeles jury of lying about his home being located in his district.

Even though Republicans’ earlier plea to suspend Calderon and Wright was rejected, just two days after Yee’s arrest, all three were suspended.

“This would have been a very happy story for the legislature had the Yee arrest not occurred,” Mark DiCamillo told the Bay Area News Group. “That’s not the story now.”

San Francisco Republican Party Chair Harmeet Dhillon  compared California to ancient Rome, saying “the party in power and the people in power are abusing the power.”

“The Democrats have reached that position in California, where they are the bosses and they take advantage of the little people,” she said, according to SFGate.com.

And Dhillon believes a corrupt stronghold in the state won’t go down without a fight.

“There’s a culture of corruption in Sacramento – and legislators are very cozy with sources of money,” Dhillon said. “[Yee] in particular has struck me as someone who does not want to leave office under any circumstances … but the people of San Francisco deserve better.”

It was Yee who co-authored a bill mandating that new ballistics identification technology, micro-stamping, be on all new semiautomatic handguns.

GOC’s Paredes concluded Yee “has allowed us to pull back the curtain to expose the kind of people who are pushing the buttons and pulling the knobs to move forward the gun control movement in California.”

“And we thought the Wizard of Oz was a fake!”

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: NEW YORK GUN OWNERS WILL LIKELY REFUSE TO REGISTER FIREARMS

Residents are well-aware that gun registration leads to confiscation

Kit Daniels
Infowars.com

New York gun owners will likely ignore a looming deadline to register their firearms under the state’s latest gun control law, following the lead of thousands of Connecticut residents who recently did the same under a similar law.

An AR-15 in action.  Credit: thebetancourts / Flickr

Both states passed draconian gun control laws last year and New York’s version, the SAFE Act, bans the sale of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines and one “military-style” feature, like standard AR-15s for example, and demands that gun owners who already possess such rifles to register them by April 15.

“People are pretty much convinced once they [the state] get on this registration, the next time they’ll say they’ve got to turn them in,” Stephen Aldstadt, president of the Shooters Committee on Political Education, said to the Associated Press.

The New York Police Department has already proved that to be the case.

Last November, the NYPD began sending out notices to registered gun owners demanding that they give up their firearms now banned within the city limits.

The police knew which gun owners to send the notices to by using a centralized firearms registry which lists the city’s gun owners and what firearms they have in their possession.

And the state’s gun owners are well-aware that gun confiscations can expand beyond the boroughs of New York City.

“I refuse to comply,” one gun owner from West Seneca stated.

Another gun owner from Greenville said that he wasn’t aware of anyone who planned to register their guns. “I hope nobody does,” he added.

It appears that they will replicate the recent mass revolt by gun owners in neighboring Connecticut.

Connecticut’s unconstitutional law required residents to register ammunition magazines capable of carrying more than 10 rounds with state police by Jan. 1, 2014, but weeks after the deadline, authorities admitted that only around 38,000 out of 2.4 million high-capacity magazines and just over 50,000 out of hundreds of thousands of semi-automatic rifles were registered with the state.

“So, where did these millions of magazines go?” journalist Warner Todd Huston wrote. “All that can be said is that it appears that gun owners in Connecticut are not quite the sheep that jackbooted government officials may have imagined they were.”

“After all, if there really were millions of high capacity magazines in the state – and it is very likely that there are – and they have now gone unregistered, that means that thousands of gun owners have refused to bow to this unconstitutional, anti-Second Amendment law.”

And New York’s gun owners will undoubtedly do the same.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WANTS GUN OWNERS TO WEAR RFID TRACKING BRACELETS?

By Michael Snyder | The American Dream

Attorney General Eric Holder says that gun owners in the United States could eventually be forced to wear RFID tracking bracelets.  In fact, in recent testimony in front of Congress he gave the impression that this was something that the Obama administration has been thinking about for quite a long time.  Holder seems to think that this would advance the cause of “gun safety” and that gun owners wouldn’t mind having an RFID microchip tracking their every movement.  Apparently he does not know gun owners very well, because most of the gun owners that I know would be extremely resistant to the idea of being “chipped”.  But this is yet another example of how the Obama administration plans to erode Second Amendment rights.  They want to put up as many obstacles as possible to owning and using guns.

When I first came across the testimony by Eric Holder that I am about to share with you, I could hardly believe it.  This seemed like something that you would see on “The Onion” or on some other satire website.  But this is very, very real.  Eric Holder really does seem quite interested in having gun owners wear RFID tracking bracelets.  Just check out the following quotes from Holder that come from a recent Free Beacon article

“I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and we talked about how guns can be made more safe,” he said.

“By making them either through finger print identification, the gun talks to a bracelet or something that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon.”

“It’s those kinds of things that I think we want to try to explore so that we can make sure that people have the ability to enjoy their Second Amendment rights, but at the same time decreasing the misuse of weapons that lead to the kinds of things that we see on a daily basis,” Holder said.

Video of Holder making these comments to Congress is posted below

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So would you be willing to wear a government-issued RFID tracking bracelet in order to own a gun?

Of course not.

And such a thing would essentially be a de facto system of gun registration.  It would be inevitable that all of the information about the guns and their matching gun owners would be stored in a massive government database somewhere.

In addition, it is also conceivable that under such a system that the authorities could use it to physically track the location of guns and gun owners at all times.  Some have suggested that this would be good for us because it would mean that law enforcement agencies could “send automatic alerts if a weapon moves away from the tracker, indicating that the gun is lost or stolen“.

But do we really want the government to know where they can find us and our guns 24 hours a day on a permanent basis?

That would give them the perfect tool if they wanted to implement a widespread policy of gun confiscation someday.

Look, I am all in favor of making guns safer.  But in the end, that is not what this is about.  Just like all other recent presidential administrations, the Obama administration is eroding our liberties and freedoms on a daily basis.  We are becoming a “Big Brother society“, and they will keep pushing the envelope until the American people demand that they stop.  The following is an excerpt from an outstanding commentary by John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute

Adding injury to the ongoing insult of having our tax dollars misused and our so-called representatives bought and paid for by the moneyed elite, the government then turns around and uses the money we earn with our blood, sweat and tears to target, imprison and entrap us, in the form of militarized police, surveillance cameras, private prisons, license plate readers, drones, and cell phone tracking technology.

All of those nefarious deeds that you read about in the paper every day: those are your tax dollars at work. It’s your money that allows for government agents to spy on your emails, your phone calls, your text messages, and your movements. It’s your money that allows out-of-control police officers to burst into innocent people’s homes, or probe and strip search motorists on the side of the road. And it’s your money that leads to innocent Americans across the country being prosecuted for innocuous activities such as raising chickens at home, growing vegetable gardens, and trying to live off the grid.

The Obama administration has been very open about the fact that it is anti-gun.

They do not like the fact that tens of millions of Americans currently own guns.

People like Obama and Holder are fully convinced that guns make society less safe, even though the cold, hard statistics show just the opposite.

Most people just want to be able to protect their homes and their families.  Because when a home invader breaks in, you never know what is going to happen

A man breaking into a Winter Haven home Monday morning was shot and killed by the family living there, Police Chief Gary Hester said.

It happened at a little before 7 a.m. on Lake Marriana Road Drive. A mother, father, and son woke up to the sound of someone, identified by police as 40-year-old Mitchell Large, trying to get in through a porch door.

Chief Hester said one of the family members fired a warning shot.

“[A resident] fired a warning shot above the door. That warning shot did not deter the intruder. The intruder didn’t retreat,” Hester said.

According to politicians such as Obama and Holder, we are just supposed to allow home invaders to take whatever they want, do whatever they want to our wives and children, and then call the police when it is all over so that they can file a report.

What do you think would have happened if that family had been unarmed when that home intruder had entered their home?

That is frightening to think about.

But if Obama and Holder have their way, almost the entire country will eventually be unarmed.

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