So Facebook and Instagram are going to remove posts that violate their new rule on gun sales. The way I understand it is any firearm post must require a background check. I do not have a Facebook account, in fact I despise Facebook. I think people share way too much information on the site, I think the site is used to gather information about people, and I’ve heard of it costing friendships and marriages. I’m sure it has some usefulness, but I don’t see it.
It sounds like they are going to depend on their users to report violations, what is going to stop an anti from reporting every single gun post they come across whether it complies or not? Background checks are not required in Iowa for firearm sales in a private party transaction. I also understand it’s a privately owned company that can make any rules they want. However I see no way for them to implement and verify that a background is being completed, so I would guess next there will be a petition for a full ban on anything gun related.
I hope gun owners use those same freedoms Facebook is using and simply decide to delete their account. Gun owners helped make that company succeed by just having accounts, now show them how hard it is to succeed with-out the gun owning community.
I do understand that Facebook is very addictive, I know people that spend countless hours a day on there, so quitting probably won’t be easy, but hey give it a try and walk away.
Below is a link to one article with the new rule, as well as a quote from Facebook.
“"We will not permit people to post offers to sell regulated items that indicate a willingness to evade or help others evade the law," Facebook said in its announcements.”
This email alert came today form the Gun Owners of America:
"On Thursday, the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pension(acronym: HELP!) Committee approved the nomination of anti-gun doctor Vivek Murthy to be Surgeon General of the United States.
Like most of Obama's nominees, Murthy's primary "credential" is his rabid support for Barack Obama during the presidential election. As such, the office of Surgeon General -- once an honor given to physicians who have distinguished themselves in their field -- has now become nothing more than electoral "payback" to a political hack.
And make no mistake about it: Murthy gives the term "hack" a bad name.
Head of Doctors for Obama, Murthy dutifully changed the name to "Doctors for America" just as other Obama house organs were making similar changes. After the shooting in Newtown, Murthy’s group authored an open letter to Obama that urged restrictions on gun rights in the name of the medical profession, stating:
It’s time for common sense gun rules like background checks and banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, as well as a comprehensive plan to address gun violence including ensuring funding for research and data-collection on gun violence and ensuring that health care providers can ask patients about gun ownership in order to counsel them appropriately about safety measures.”
This would put Murthy to the Left of Obama's public position on gun control.
Murthy's internet communications reflect a similar hatred for the Second Amendment. The Twitter feed of @vivek_murthy reads, in part:
1. Vivek Murthy @vivek_murthy Apr 21
"Signs of progress-we got 20 votes in the senate in favor of gun violence legislation that we wouldn’t have had 1 year ago. Have faith #dr4a"
2. Vivek Murthy @vivek_murthy Apr 21 "Docs fired up to keep fighting for gun safety laws @Drsforamerica natl conference with @haroldpollack Brina Milikowsky, Eric Fleegler #dr4a"
3. Vivek Murthy @vivek_murthy 21 Dec 2012
"NRA press conference disappointing but predictable - blame everything in the world except guns for the Newtown tragedy. #wakeup"
If Murthy, as a mere Obama lapdog, was bent on threatening the Second Amendment, imagine what he would do with his hands in control of federal "health" research funds. We already know that President Obama would like to unleash taxpayer dollars in order to produce junk science supporting gun control.
The fight to defeat Murthy's nomination is made harder by the fact that anti-gun Senators like Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mark Warner (D-VA), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mark Begich (D-AK) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) have voted to change the Senate rules so that Murthy can be confirmed by 50, rather than 60 votes.
But we are not going to allow the confirmation of this anti-gun crazy without a fight. And Gun Owners of America will score a vote in favor of Murthy as an anti-gun vote.
ACTION: Contact your two Senators and urge them to OPPOSE the Vivek Murthy nomination and forward this email to your friends and family."
Link to alert: http://gunowners.org/alert342014.htm
Email alert from IFC:
"Your Action Needed Now!
Your efforts are needed right now to get the IFC and NRA supported bill to legalize silencers in Iowa moving forward in the Iowa Senate! We know we have identified enough votes to pass this bill in a Senate floor vote and send it to Governor Branstad for his signature.
However, in spite of all our efforts to run this bill through a friendlier committee, the Silencer/Suppressor bill (HF2381) has now been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Robert Hogg. Senator Hogg has stated repeatedly that he does not intend to run ANY GUN BILLS through his committee.
It's time Senator Hogg heard from you! He must be helped to understand that that Iowans want silencers legalized in Iowa as they are in 39 other states.
Please CLICK HERE now to go to the IFC Action Center and send Senator Hogg an email urging him to move this important safety legislation through his committee and to the Senate floor. If you are one of Senator Hogg's constituents in District 33 (Linn County), please make the effort call him at the Senate number (515-281-2029) or talk to him at one of his legislative forums this weekend.
We need you to do one more thing, too. Please forward this email on to your Contacts list! We need this email to reach as many firearms owners as possible. This is especially true of those people you have in your Contacts list who live in Linn County. Please do this and help make this our most effective effort yet!
Advancing your Second Amendment rights in Iowa,
Communications Director, Iowa Firearms Coalition
NRA Member "
I was going to leave a comment on the auction post with links to this information, but I think it deserves its own topic.
So I didn’t make it to the 2-Day Sportsmans Auction in Sigourney, they did however allow online bidding. I didn’t use that feature, but it gives you the opportunity to look and see what items brought, as it lists final sale price. So now I have to ask, have people gone crazy for.22 ammo?
Last report, an auction in the Fort Dodge area had bricks selling at $85 I believe, it looks like they brought as much as $165 a brick at the Sigourney auction. Look in the area of Lots #390.
Click the link:
Then click: Day 2 Catalog to see final prices for firearms and ammo.
Quick thought, but as America determines how to handle the ordeal with Russia and Ukraine. How will this affect Russian ammo imports into the US? I could be wrong, but isn’t Tula, Bear, and Wolf all imported from Russia? There may be other ammo companies, maybe even some old military surplus ammo. Components of any type? What I’m thinking is, if the US imposes sanctions on importing and exporting to Russia how does that affect already high ammo prices? I would guess prices will just continue to rise, and again I could be wrong but I have to think banning the import of Russian ammo would be just something else that would make the anti’s and members of the administration very happy. No I’m not saying this is a conspiracy to eliminate another source of ammo, I’m saying that I don’t think it’s going to hurt the administrations feelings that another source of ammo would dry up if they impose sanctions.
As for what’s going on over there, this is IowaGunTrader.com, not RussiaGunTrader or UkraineGunTrader so I’ll save my opinion for another day.
No information on what will be available at the auction. However once I see a sale bill or the start of a list I will comment on this post, so please check back often.
Here is the information I could find:
"Saturday, March 22 - 9:00 am
Buchanan County Fairgrounds
Taking consignments now for the
annual spring sportsman and
firearms auction. "
Link to auctioneer's website: http://donnellyauction.com/
Short notice on this one, details are below:
SUNDAY, MARCH 2 • 12 NOON
914 N. 1st. Avenue • Winterset, Iowa
DAVID GRASTY, OWNER
Link to sale bill: http://garrisonauction.com/1a.htm