February 20, 2013
The Colorado State House has passed HB 1226 this week that mandates a ban on guns being on any campus of state/public universities; regardless of whether or not the carrier has a concealed-weapons permit.
State Representative Joe Salazar said publically that students should not have access to guns for protection from being raped.
Salazar said: “It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop — pop around at somebody.”
The University of Colorado Springs Department of Public Safety (DPS) promptly revised their online advisory statement concerning safety for females on campus to include vomiting, urinating and claiming they are menstruating to fend off an attacker.
These suggestions originated with the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) systems class curriculum that is promoted by the DPS as a form of empowerment and training as self-defense options.
RAD is described as a “hands-on, women only self-defense and risk reduction education program designed to teach women realistic ways to defend and protect oneself from sexual and abductive assaults. RAD is an international organization of certified law enforcement instructors.”
Vice President Joe Biden recently recommended that “if you want to protect yourself, get a double barrel shotgun.”
Biden said he tells his wife, Jill Biden that “if there’s ever a problem just walk out on the balcony here–walk out, put that double barrel shot gun and fire two blasts outside the house — I promise you whoever is coming in … You don’t need an AR-15, it’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use…Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!”
Conversely, in the State of Missouri, State Representative Mike Leara has introduced a bill that would make it a felony to introduce legislation restricting gun rights from citizens of the state.
Leara said: “I have no illusions about the bill making it through the legislative process, but I want it to be clear that the Missouri House will stand in defense of the people’s constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”
So far nine states, including Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Washington State, have proposed legislation that would protect the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms and not bind the actions of the Obama administration’s federal gun grab within their state limits.
Gary Marbut, activist, shooting range supplier and originator behind the Firearms Freedom Act that specifies the Commerce Clause allowing Congress to regulate inter-state commerce does not apply to the in-state manufacturing, selling and ownership of firearms, explains that this trend is gaining momentum.
Gun manufacturers have come forth to refuse sales of their products in states that have restrictive gun laws.
LaRue Tactical said in a statement: “Effective today, in an effort to see that no legal mistakes are made by LaRue Tactical and/or its employees, we will apply all current State and Local Laws (as applied to civilians) to state and local law enforcement / government agencies. In other words, LaRue Tactical will limit all sales to what law-abiding citizens residing in their districts can purchase or possess.”
Olympic Arms announced: “Due the passing of this legislation, Olympic Arms would like to announce that the State of New York, any Law Enforcement Departments, Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders within the State of New York, or any New York State government entity or employee of such an entity – will no longer be served as customers.
“In short, Olympic Arms will no longer be doing business with the State of New York or any governmental entity or employee of such governmental entity within the State of New York – henceforth and until such legislation is repealed, and an apology made to the good people of the State of New York and the American people.”
Extreme Firepower Inc, LLC stated: “The Federal Government and several states have enacted gun control laws that restrict the public from owning and possessing certain types of firearms. Law-enforcement agencies are typically exempt from these restrictions. EFI, LLC does not recognize law-enforcement exemptions to local, state, and federal gun control laws. If a product that we manufacture is not legal for a private citizen to own in a jurisdiction, we will not sell that product to a law-enforcement agency in that jurisdiction.”
Templar Custom refuse to “sell arms to agents of the state of New York that hold themselves to be ‘more equal’ than their citizens.” They said: “As long as the legislators of New York think they have the power to limit the rights of their citizens, in defiance of the Constitution, we at Templar will not sell them firearms to enforce their edicts.Templar Custom is announcing that the State of New York, any Law Enforcement Departments, Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders within the State of New York, or any New York State government entity or employee will no longer be served as customers.”
York Arms asserted that they “are prohibited from selling rifles and receivers to residents of New York. We have chosen to extend that prohibition to all governmental agencies associated with or located within New York. As a result we have halted sales of rifles, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, machine guns, and silencers to New York governmental agencies.”
Cheaper Than Dirt confirmed that they will continue their “policy to not to sell prohibited items to government agencies and/or agents in states, counties, cities, and municipalities that have enacted restrictive gun control laws against their citizens. We support and encourage other companies that share in this policy.”