Friday, February 15, 2013

Chris Dumler - #4430 - Anger Over Dumler Grows - Daily Progress (2) Missouri Democrats Introduce Legislation to Confiscate Firearms - Gives Gun Owners 90 Days to Turn in Weapons - Gateway Pundit (3) Virginia Legislation Update: Concealed Carry Confidentially Bill-HB1335, Tebow Homeschool Bill-HB1442, Boneta Bill HB1430 (4) Ken Cuccinelli's Liberty and Justice for All - 'The Last Line of Defense' - American Thinker (5) Senate Republicans Block Vote on Hagel Nomination - Washington Post

Anger Over Dumler Grows - Daily Progress - Embattled Albemarle County Supervisor Christopher J. Dumler is scheduled to speak Saturday at a Democratic breakfast, and Bailee Hampton plans to be there. "Some friends and I are thinking of showing up and ... basically making him as uncomfortable as possible," Hampton , of Charlottesville, said Wednesday . "I don't think it should fly, you know." The furor surrounding Dumler is bubbling at a steady simmer in the wake of his Jan. 31 guilty plea to misdemeanor sexual battery. He's been unanimously censured by his fellow supervisors, who also called on him to resign in a 3-2 vote. Earl Smith, the leader of a petition drive calling for his removal, said he has gathered almost 200 signatures of 372 needed to get the petition before a judge. Four other people also are circulating Smith's petition, he said. Read more.......

(2) Missouri Democrats Introduce Legislation to Confiscate Firearms - Gateway Pundit - Gives Gun Owners 90 Days to Turn in Weapons - Gateway Pundit - Missouri Democrats introduced an anti-gun bill which would turn law-abiding firearm owners into criminals. They will have 90 days to turn in their guns if the legislation is passed. Dana Loesch Radio reported on the new legislation being pushed by Missouri Democrats: Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution. Here’s part of the Democratic proposal in Missouri: 4. Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution: (1) Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri; (2) Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable; or (3) Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations. 5. Unlawful manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of an assault weapon or a large capacity magazine is a class C felony. UPDATE: It’s not just Missouri… Minnesota Democrats Introduce Law to Confiscate Guns… Using Same Language as Missouri Democrats.  Read more........

(3) Virginia Legislation Update:  NRA-ILA House substitute to Senate Bill 1335, patroned by state Senator Mark Obenshain (R-26), passed in the Virginia Senate today by a 32-8 vote after its approval in the House of Delegates by 76-23 vote on Tuesday. The substitute to S.B. 1335, reported by the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee, protects the confidentiality of all concealed handgun permit (CHP) holders in Virginia. S.B. 1335 now goes to Governor Bob McDonnell (R) for his expected signature. This legislation is essential for the protection of law-abiding gun owners in the Old Dominion. Recently, there have been several instances of anti-gun media outlets publishing the names and addresses of CHP holders which jeopardizes the safety and violates the privacy of law-abiding citizens.

***Tebow Bill (Homeschool Bill) HB1442 - The Senate Education and Health committee this morning voted 7-8 to defeat a bill patroned by Delegate Rob Bell (R-58, Charlottesville), which would have removed a significant barrier preventing home school students from trying out for public school sports teams. The bill was a top legislative priority for The Family Foundation. More than half the states in the nation have some type of measure that provides opportunities to home school students to participate in public school sports, but at this point Virginia will not join that league. Senator Harry Blevins (R-14, Chesapeake) joined the seven Democrats on the committee in opposition to the bill. In committee this morning, Delegate Bell eloquently presented the bill, anticipating opponents’ arguments and masterfully debunking them. Delegate Bell explained that homeschoolers were not looking for a guaranteed spot on the team, but rather the ability to tryout.

***Boneta Bill - Right to Farm Act - HB1430 - The overall General Assembly vote was 81 to 33 in favor of the Boneta Bill (77 to 22 in the House), but 11 to 4 against it in one Senate committee, which was enough to end its chances of passage in this year’s legislative session in Richmond. Remember, the eminent domain amendment that passed with approval of nearly 75 percent of Virginia voters in 2012 took five years to get through the General Assembly before it was added to the ballot. The popularity of the Boneta Bill, which would clarify that the Virginia Right to Farm Act includes commerce, is intense among the people. It has galvanized supporters across political parties and grassroots causes. H.B. 1430 (the Boneta Bill) was written to amend the Virginia Right to Farm Act. That Act as written prevents private nuisance lawsuits against farms for their loud machinery and farm odors. It was flawed from the outset by protecting “noise and stink,” but not expressly protecting the commerce of farming that helps actually preserve farmlands, farm families and farm communities.


(4) Ken Cuccinelli's Liberty and Justice for All - American Thinker - Review of The Last Line of Defense: The New Fight for American Liberty by Ken Cuccinelli.  Ronald Reagan delivered a speech at the 1964 Republican convention that launched his political career and distinguished him as the conservative leader of his generation. That speech articulated conservatism as the positive encapsulation and embodiment of preserving freedom for all Americans. It is still referred to as "the speech." Virginia Attorney General and candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli has written "the book" that not only is the vision of conservative principles for 2013 and beyond, it is what conservatism is and always should have been about. It is a masterpiece about the fight between liberty and all-engulfing big government with an insatiable appetite for power over everything in our lives. "The book" is a deeply insightful articulation of the real basis for why America is great - not perfect - just greater than any other nation ever established.  Read more........  Last Line of Defense - Amazon.......

Senate Republicans Block Vote on Hagel Nomination - Washington Post - Senate Republicans blocked a vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense on Thursday, launching an unprecedented filibuster and a severe rebuke to the White House. Falling one vote shy of the 60 needed to move forward on the nomination, the Hagel filibuster brought stark condemnations from President Obama and Senate Democrats for its precedent-setting nature -- the first time a defense secretary nominee had been filibustered. The setback came during what many believe is a critical period for the Pentagon as it winds down troops from Afghanistan and implements costly budget cuts. It was also a hard slap to a former colleague and member of the chamber. Asked about the Senate vote during an online “fireside hangout,” Obama said that he expects that Hagel will be confirmed. But he slammed Senate Republicans for their “unprecedented filibuster” of a defense chief nominee. Read more.........

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