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it’s OSHA and the corrupt congress combined

Posted by Citizen on July 10, 2007

quote:


Pennsylvania Case Reveals How McCarthy Bill Could Threaten All Gun
Owners
— Troubling questions in HR 2640 still go unanswered

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
http://www.gunowners.org

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

“For the first time [in history, HR 2640], if enacted, would
statutorily impose a lifetime gun ban on battle-scarred veterans.” —
Military Order of the Purple Heart, June 18, 2007

ACTION:

1. Even if you have already sent an e-mail to your Senators on the
McCarthy bill, please send another such as the one at the end of this
alert. Yes, you might have already taken action on HR 2640. But if
you (and many other gun owners like yourself) haven’t taken any
action recently, then NO ONE is taking action. After all, the NRA is
supporting this bill, so they’re not rustlin’ up the troops in
opposition to this massive gun control bill. Remember the
immigration fight — it took weeks of continued activism to kill that
bill. This fight may very well be the same.

2. Please try to get as many of your friends as you can to join with
you in this effort to kill the McCarthy bill (HR 2640). Now that
Senators are returning from their July 4th holiday, we need to get as
many gun owners as possible to remind them that HR 2640 is
unacceptable!

McCARTHY BILL COULD COME UP AT ANY TIME IN THE U.S. SENATE

Now that Congress returns to work this week, your liberties are in
jeopardy once again!

You will remember that before the Independence Day break, the House
of Representatives passed a McCarthy gun control bill (HR 2640)
without any hearings, without any committee action… they put it on
the Suspension Calendar and simply got a non-recorded voice vote.

An important part of the legislative process is to introduce a bill
in committee, to get both public and private observers to ask
questions, make recommendations and offer comments on the bill.

But for some reason, HR 2640 was not given this benefit. The bill
was rammed through the legislature with very few Representatives
present on the House floor… there was no recorded vote at all!

So it’s not surprising that, having skipped much of the legislative
process, there are still a lot of unanswered questions regarding HR
2640. In fact, these questions have only been magnified after an
offhanded, tongue-in-cheek remark made at the Harrisburg Community
College in Pennsylvania cost a man his gun rights for life in that
state.

Newspapers last month reported that Horatio Miller allegedly said
that it could be “worse than Virginia Tech” if someone broke
into his
car, because there were guns there. It is not clear whether he was
making a threat against a person who might burglarize his car, or if
he was simply saying that the bad guy could do a lot of damage
because of the guns he would find there. Nevertheless, Miller was
arrested, but not charged with anything.

The comment Miller made was certainly not the smartest thing to say.
But realize, we don’t incarcerate people for making stupid statements
in this country — at least not yet. Miller was a concealed carry
permit holder who, as such, had passed vigorous background checks
into his past history. Miller does not have a criminal record.

Regardless, the county district attorney did not like what he had
said, so, according to the Harrisburg Patriot News on June 20, “I
contacted the sheriff and had his license to carry a firearm revoked.
And I asked police to commit him under Section 302 of the mental
health procedures act and that was done. He is now ineligible to
possess firearms [for life] because he was committed involuntarily.”

Get that?

Pennsylvania is operating exactly the way Rep. McCarthy’s bill (HR
2640) could treat all Americans. You might be thinking, I’ve never
had a mental illness… I’m not a military veteran… I’ve never been
on Ritalin… hey, I have nothing to worry about under the McCarthy
bill. Right?

Well, think again.

DO YOUR VIEWS ON THE SECOND AMENDMENT MAKE YOU A POTENTIAL DANGER?

The Pennsylvania case shows how all gun owners could be threatened by
HR 2640. After all, did you ever tell anyone that the Second
Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights because the Founders
(such as James Madison) wanted the people to be able to overturn a
tyrannical American government?

Or, while you were watching the nightly news — and getting a
detailed account of all the crime in your area — did you ever make a
statement such as, “If someone were to break through my door, I’d
blow him away!”

Well, those kinds of statements will certainly make anti-gun nuts
think you’re a potential danger to yourself or others. So if you
make the local district attorney or police officer nervous, how
difficult would it be for him to get a psychiatrist (most of whom are
very left-wing) to say that you are a danger to yourself and to
others?

Or, would the district attorney even need to get a psychiatrist? One
of the outrageous aspects of the McCarthy bill is that Section 3(2)
codifies existing federal regulations. And existing federal code
says it only takes a “lawful authority” to
“adjudicate” someone as a
mental defective.(1) And another section of the bill makes it clear
this “adjudication” does not need to be made by a formal court, but
can simply be a “determination” — such as a medical diagnosis.(2)

Consider how significant this is. The BATFE has been quietly
attempting to amend the federal code by regulatory fiat for years,
but they’ve been somewhat restrained in their ability to interpret
these regulations because they are, after all, regulations (and not
statutory law).

But with HR 2640, much of the pablum that BATFE bureaucrats have
quietly added to the code over the years will now become the LAW OF
THE LAND — even though those regs were never submitted to a
legislative committee or scrutinized in legislative hearings or
debated on the floor of the House of Representatives.

When one looks at the federal regs cited above, there are a lot of
questions that still remain unanswered. What kinds of people can
fall into this category of “other lawful authority” that can deem
someone to be a mental defective? Certainly, it would seem to apply
to Veterans Administration shrinks. After all, the federal
government already added more than 80,000 veterans with Post
Traumatic Stress into the NICS system in 2000.

But who else could be classified as a “lawful authority”? A school
counselor? A district attorney? What about a legislator, a city
councilman or a cop? They are certainly “authorities” in their own
right. Could the words “lawful authority” also apply to them?

Do we really want to risk the Second Amendment on the question of
what the words “lawful authority” in 27 CFR 478.11 mean —
once they
have been “statutized” by HR 2640 and BATF is no longer under ANY
constraint and can read it as broadly as they want?

If the “lawful authority” thinks you pose a danger to yourself or
others (or can’t manage your own affairs) then your gun rights could
be gone.

In its open letter of May 9, 2007, BATFE makes it clear that this
“danger” doesn’t have to be “imminent” or
“substantial,” but can
include “any danger” at all. How many shrinks — using the
Pennsylvania standard — are going to say that a pro-gun American
like you, who believes the Second Amendment is the last defense
against tyranny, DOESN’T POSE AT LEAST AN INFINITESIMAL RISK of
hurting someone else?

As easy as that, your gun rights would be gone forever.

HR 2640 is Janet Reno’s dream. Does somebody make a politician
nervous? Get a prescription pad, get your friendly left-wing
psychiatrist to make the “dangerous” diagnosis, and it’s all over.
Expungement will be virtually impossible. Just turn in your guns.

FOOTNOTES:

(1) See 27 CFR 478.11.
(2) See Section 101(c)(1)(C).

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Supporters of the McCarthy bill are hanging
their hat on language which purports to help disqualified people to
get their rights restored. So GOA has built a special section on its
website that gets to the truth on this issue and informs gun owners
of the dangers in HR 2640. Please go to
http://www.gunowners.org/netb.htm to learn what the specifics of the
bill are, who its main supporters are, answers to claims made by
proponents of the bill, who faces the greatest risk of being
disqualified for buying a gun, and more.

CONTACT INFORMATION: You can use the pre-written letter below to
help direct your comments to your two U.S. Senators. Please visit
the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Senators the
pre-written e-mail message below.

—– Pre-written letter —–

Dear Senator:

The Military Order of the Purple Heart got it right when it stated
that for the first time in history, HR 2640 “would statutorily impose
a lifetime gun ban on battle-scarred veterans.”

The Military Order of the Purple Heart, which is chartered by
Congress, is urging the DEFEAT of HR 2640, the Brady-expansion
legislation introduced by anti-gun Rep. Carolyn McCarthy.

Despite what you may have heard elsewhere, this bill THREATENS gun
owners’ rights and represents one of the biggest gun bans in history.

A recent case in Pennsylvania shows how easily a gun owner can be
slapped with a LIFETIME gun ban, without any due process, based
solely on a mere accusation by a shrink or other “lawful
authority.”
For more information on this — and for a point-by-point analysis of
HR 2640 — please go to http://www.gunowners.org on the website of
Gun Owners of America.

All the background checks in the world will NOT stop bad guys from
getting firearms. Severe restrictions in Washington, DC, England,
Canada, Germany and other places have not stopped evil people from
using guns to commit murder.

Again, I hope you will OPPOSE the McCarthy bill (HR 2640). Thank
you.

Sincerely,

****************************

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OSHA wants to steal your ink

Posted by Citizen on July 6, 2007

Well, not exactly, but if you follow me to the end you will see the danger you’re in already.

OSHA, an agency of the US government has an open comment period on new regulations. The chilling fact is that if they your succeed with the proposed rules unaltered they will directly impinge on our Second Amendment constitutional guarantees.

As written, the proposed rule would force the closure of nearly all ammunition manufacturers and force the cost of small arms ammunition to skyrocket beyond what the market could bear—essentially collapsing our industry. This is not an exaggeration. The cost to comply with the proposed rule for the ammunition industry, including manufacturer, wholesale distributors and retailers, will be massive and easily exceed $100 million.

The majority of Americans own guns. This rule would have the same effect as depriving us of gasoline. We can’t drive cars that we can’t fuel up. We can’t use guns that we can’t fuel up either. There is no constitutional right to own a car and drive on roads, but there is a constitutional right to own a firearm.

This rotten OSHA proposal is the backdoor destruction of our right to own and operate our firearms.

For anyone who doesn’t own a gun, let’s put this in terms you can relate to. We have another constitutionaly protected right, the First Amendment. Suppose that a government agency decided to solve the problem of too few trees and too many opinions. The agency proposes a rule that ink and paper have to be treated exactly the way OSHA proposes to treat our components. There you have it then, you have the amendment but no way to use it.

“But, but wait,” you say, “we can blog on the internet and talk on the radio, right?” Well here’s a dirty little secret, the coliseum of corruption wants to destroy talk radio and hates the internet too, at least the part they don’t agree with.

It’s not that big of a stretch to see how the first amendment can be abrogated, especially if we do nothing to prevent the corruption of the second.

This is more back-room destruction of American freedoms. If you don’t care to take this reaming lying down the document number is OSHA-2007-0032-0001 and the document title is Explosives.

Congress has oversight and it controls the OSHA budget, so there is one sensitive nerve there. I encourage everyone to comment on the OSHA web site and to call everyone you called to stop shamnesty. This is part and parcel of the same problem, we need to stop it.

http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main

You are not free if a bureaucrat can take away your supplies, powder or ink.

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what really stinks

Posted by Citizen on June 28, 2007

Still think it’s harmless to allow any number of people into America?

 Here’s the film to see.

You see how the political overclass bows to the demands of the invading masses of ‘unskilled labor’? That’s exactly what you can expect from those spineless parasites when the ‘religion of peace’ starts making its demands.

That’s already begun you know. Our security from militant islam is no greater than our security from the ‘workers’ who do the jobs ‘that Americans won’t do’. Those blood-sucking parasites in the U. S. senate will bend over to appease that group faster than they’re bending over to appease la raza.

Are you interested or curious about what those ‘undocumented immigrants’, (they’re undocumented all right, but they ARE NOT IMMIGRANTS), cost us, out of your pocket, every year?

In FY 2004, the average low skill immigrant household received $30,160 in direct benefits, means-tested benefits, education, and population-based services from all levels of government. By contrast, low-skill immigrant households paid only $10,573 in taxes in FY 2004. A household’s net fiscal deficit equals the cost of benefits and services received minus taxes paid. The average low-skill household had a fiscal deficit of $19,588 (expenditures of $30,160 minus $10,573 in taxes).

At the state and local level, the average low skill immigrant household received $14,145 in benefits and services and paid only $5,309 in taxes. The average low skill immigrant households imposed a net fiscal burden on state and local government of $8,836 per year.

The fiscal burden imposed by low skill immigrant households is slightly greater at the state and local level than at the federal level. The annual fiscal deficit for all 4.54 million low skill immigrant households at the state and local level in 2004 was $49.1 billion. Over the next ten years the state and local fiscal deficit caused by low skill immigrants on state and local governments will approach a half trillion dollars.

RTWT: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Immigration/tst052107a.cfm

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want to know why?

Posted by Citizen on June 27, 2007

Would you like to know why Americans hate amnesty, and in growing numbers are hating the putrid political class? You should not read this if you are over age, under age, have any illnesses, are a natural born tax paying United States citizen, have heart problems, stroke problems, digestive problems, or any kind of amnesia, vertigo, or cognitive dissonance, because this information will cause all of the above problems:

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas is a fairly famous institution and for a variety of reasons:

1. John F. Kennedy died there in 1963
2. Lee Harvey Oswald died there shortly after
3. Jack Ruby, who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, died there a few years later by coincidence

On the flip side, Parkland is also home to the second busiest maternity ward in the country with almost 16,000 new babies arriving each year. (That’s almost 44 per day — every day)

A recent patient survey indicated that 70 percent of the women who gave birth at Parkland in the first three months of 2006 were illegal immigrants.’ Crikey, that’s 11,200 anchor babies born every year just in Dallas. According to the article, the hospital spent $70.7 million delivering 15,938 babies in 2004 but managed to end up with almost $8 million dollars in surplus funding. Medicaid kicked in $34.5 million, Dallas County taxpayers kicked in $31.3 million and the feds tossed in another $9.5 million.

The average patient in Parkland’s maternity wards is 25 years old, married and giving birth to her second child. She is also an illegal immigrant. By law, pregnant women cannot be denied medical care based on their immigration status or ability to pay. OK, fine. That doesn’t mean they should receive better care than everyday, middle-class American citizens. But at Parkland Hospital, they do.

Parkland Memorial Hospital has nine prenatal clinics. NINE. The Dallas Morning News article followed a Hispanic woman who was a patient at one of the clinics and pregnant with her third child — her previous two were also born at Parkland. Her first two deliveries were free and the Mexican native was grateful because it would have cost $200 to have them in Mexico. This time, the hospital wants her to pay $10 per visit and $100 for the delivery but she was unsure if she could come up with the money. Not that it matters, the hospital won’t turn her away. (I wonder why they even bother asking at this point.)

How long has this been going on? What are the long-term effects? Well, another subject of the article was born at Parkland in 1986 shortly after her mother entered the U.S. illegally — now she is having her own child there as well. (That’s right, she’s technically a U.S. citizen.) These women receive free prenatal care including medication, nutrition, birthing classes and child care classes. They also get freebies such as car seats, bottles, diapers and formula.

Most of these things are available to American citizens as well but only for low-income applicants and even then, the red tape involved is almost insurmountable.

Because these women are illegal immigrants they do not have to provide any sort of legitimate identification — no proof of income. An American citizen would have to provide a social security number which would reveal their annual income — an illegal immigrant need only claim to be poor and the hospital must take them at their word.

My husband is a pilot for the United States Navy (yes, he fought in Iraq) and while the health care is good, we Navy wives don’t get any of these perks! Car seats? Diapers? Not so much. So my question is this: Does our public medical care system treat illegal immigrants better than American citizens? Yes it does!

As I mentioned, the care I have received is perfectly adequate but it’s bare bones, meat and potato medical care — not top of line.

Their (the illegals) medical care is free — simply because they are illegal immigrants? Once again, there is no way to verify their income. Parkland Hospital offers indigent care to Dallas County earn less than $40,000 per year. (They also have to prove that they did not refuse health coverage at their current job. Yeah, the ‘free’ care is not so easy for Americans.)

There are about 140 patients who received roughly $4 million dollars for un-reimbursed medical care. As it turns out, they did not qualify for free treatment because they resided outside of Dallas County. So the hospital is going to sue them! Illegals get it all free! But U.S. citizens who live outside of Dallas County get sued! How stupid is this?

As if that isn’t annoying enough, the illegal immigrant patients are actually complaining about hospital staff not speaking Spanish. In this AP story, the author speaks with a woman who is upset that she had to translate comments from the hospital staff into Spanish for her husband. The doctor was trying to explain the situation to the family and the mother was forced to translate for her husband who only spoke Spanish. This was apparently a great injustice to her.

In an attempt to create a Spanish-speaking staff, Parkland Hospital is now providing incentives in the form of extra pay for applicants who speak Spanish. Additionally, medical students at the University of Texas Southwestern for which Parkland Hospital is the training facility will now have a Spanish language requirement added to their already jammed-packed curriculum. No other school in the country boasts such a ridiculous multi-semester (multicultural) requirement.

You can verify this here:

 http://www.snopes.com/politics/immigration/parkland.asp

Chicka-Boom Chicka-Boom

Dontcha just love it?

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immigration reform

Posted by Citizen on June 26, 2007

get in line

SHAME SHAME SHAME on the oligarchs of the U.S. senate. They’re as corrupt as any old Roman senate ever was. Methinks they’ve asked for the same end as Rome got as well. Shame on your nasty corrupt house of horrors.

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please drop a dime

Posted by Citizen on June 20, 2007

Want to save the Nation? Please call the talk-back lines of the U.S. government because they’ve gone over the cliff. They are now saying that the sham-amnesty bill they’re trying to ram down our throats, (or up our collective _ _ _ _ _), is a security measure. Well, they’re right in one regard, that bill will ensure the security of the gangs of terrorists the same government has allowed into this country.

CALL:

senate back-talk line: 800-417-7666

white house back-talk line: 202-456-1111

This call is a matter of National Security: YOURS!

Giving Terrorists Options

Inexplicably, proponents of the Kennedy amnesty bill assume that its

enactment will allow the federal government to identify these terrorists.

On the contrary, the bill will make it easier for alien terrorists to

operate in the United States by allowing them to create fraudulent

identities with ease. To understand what will happen if the bill becomes

law, assume the perspective of the illegal alien terrorist operating within

the United States.

Within 180 days after the President signs the legislation, the Department

of Homeland Security must start handing out amnesties, in the form of

“probationary” Z visas. (No border security triggers need to be met; the

amnesty comes first, according to Sections 1(a) and 601(f)(2) of the bill.)

At that point, the terrorist can choose whichever of three options suits

him best.

RTWT: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Immigration/wm1513.cfm

senate back-talk line: 800-417-7666

white house back-talk line: 202-456-1111

 

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Scooter got Screwed

Posted by Citizen on June 6, 2007

If there was ever an example of a travesty of justice, the conviction and sentencing of Scooter Libby is the poster. I ask you, if Clinton, the lying perjurer, and Berger, the thief of classified US Govt property aren’t STILL in prison for their crimes, how in the name of global warming can anyone sentence Libby like that?

THIS IS A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE, AND BUSH SHOULD PARDON HIM RIGHT NOW. NOW! CAN YOU HEAR ME?

I am ashamed of the US judicial system, I loath the prosecuter and the judge, and I am driven to abhor what those two represent. A pox on their houses.

Now, here’s the question you need to answer: suppose an ‘investigator’ comes ’round to you and starts asking you questions? Do you trust anyone with any information you might have now, after seeing the shameful treatment of Libby? Do you say nothing and remain silent, BECAUSE EVERYTHING YOU SAY WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU? Do you say ‘I can’t remember’ and wait to get your life ruined by a low life scum sucking prosecuter? Do you laugh in the ‘investigator’s’ face, and laugh, and laugh harder, and wait to have your life ruined by some blood sucking horror movie sicko department of injustice outhouse disease?

This is shameful, shameful, shameful. A pox on all their houses and Grace for Libby and his family. He deserves none of this and my fervent wish is that it will boomarang back on the consciencless perpetrators.

justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2007/06/libbys_sentence.html

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