It appears that the revolt in ‘Pub ranks in the House is growing. This article appeared on Breitbart.com and confirms rumblings I’ve heard from other sources.
House Republicans Circulate Plan to Oust Boehner from Speakership
by Matthew Boyle 21 Dec 2012
Several conservative House Republican members are contemplating a plan to unseat Speaker John Boehner from his position on January 3, Breitbart News has exclusively learned. Staffers have compiled a detailed action plan that, if executed, could make this a reality.
The Republicans, both conservatives and more establishment members alike, are emboldened after the failure of Boehner’s fiscal cliff “Plan B” on Thursday evening. Dissatisfaction with Boehner is growing in the House Republican conference, but until now there hasn’t been a clear path forward.
Those members and staffers requested anonymity from Breitbart News at this time to prevent retaliation from Boehner similar to what happened to those four members who were purged from their powerful committee assignments a few weeks ago. Their expressed concern is that if Boehner knew who they were, his adverse reaction toward them would be much more brutal than losing committee assignments, such as a primary challenge in 2014 by a leadership-sponsored candidate.
The article continues on but it’s gratifying to read that those who can are taking action to remove that abomination from the Speakership. It’s long past time Boehner is removed from the Speaker’s office. He’s unfit to hold the office of Representative, too.
Diane Feinstein is at it again. She wants another “assualt” weapons and high-capacity magazine ban as well as national registration of all firearms.
Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons
In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devises.
Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation:
Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
- 120 specifically-named firearms
- Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic
- Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
- Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test
- Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test
- Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans
Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
- Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment
- Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes and
- Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons
Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
Background check of owner and any transferee;
Type and serial number of the firearm;
Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration.
Fortunately, this bill will go nowhere in the House, unless John Boehner betrays us again.
Gallup: Majority opposes ban on so-called ‘assault weapons’
Gallup poll, December 26, 2012, By: Dave Workman
A majority of Americans oppose a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” but do support stricter gun laws, according to the results of a new USA Today/Gallup poll reported Wednesday.
According to USA Today, 51 percent of the respondents are against such a ban while 44 percent say they favor a ban. Fifty-eight percent support stricter gun laws, the newspaper reported, but also noted that 46 percent support enforcement of existing gun laws…
Essentially, banning so-called “assault weapons” is a dead-heat issue that has not gained any traction.
Feinstein’s attack on the 2nd Amendment has had some unintended consequences—a run on AR-style rifles, large capacity magazines and ammo. One nationally-known supplier, Brownells, sold 3 1/2 years worth of magazines in 72 hours.
Top Ammo Supplier Sells 3 1/2 Years Worth Of Assault Rifle Magazines In 72 Hours
By Kim Bhasin | Business Insider – Wed, Dec 26, 2012 10:33 AM EST
Firearm accessories supplier Brownells says that it’s experiencing “unprecedented” sales of magazines.
Brownells has sold 3 1/2 years worth of PMAG magazines in just 72 hours, according to a statement posted from the company’s official account on gun owner forum AR-15.com.
It also says that it has sold “an even greater amount” of its own Brownells magazines.
PMAGs, manufactured by Magpul, are used with AR-15/M4/M16 compatible weapons.
“Its rugged design has made it as one of the top performers in the small-arms accessory arena, according to combat veterans who credit the PMAG with drastically improving the reliability of the M4,” writes Matthew Cox at Military.com.
Here’s the full statement from Brownell, attributed to the president of the family-owned company Pete Brownell:
I wanted to take a minute to shed some insight on the magazine situation if i can. First of all I wanted to offer an apology for the situation that Pacs and anyone else encountered with magazines being “In-Stock” and Backordered moments later. Cedjunior had it correct, the demand for magazines actually exceeded the ability for the system to keep up with the volume that was being ordered. They way that our website works is that inventory is fed from our ERP system directly into the website in “real-time”. Unfortunately, “real-time” is the amount of time that it takes for the transactions to work both ways. During normal circumstances, it is nearly instant. However, we’ve been receiving orders at such a pace that these transactions have gotten slower. We absolutely apologize again, we definitely don’t want that ever to be your experience.
To shed some more light on the magazine situation at present, it really has been unprecedented in the last 5 days. (Edit – Sorry guys, meant 72 hour period) we sold the “average demand” equivalent of about 3 1/2 years worth of PMAGS, and an even greater amount of our Brownells magazines. We’re working like crazy to get these orders to you as quickly as possible.
We’re working directly with Magpul daily to forecast out the next couple of months deliveries. Magpul is focusing their efforts on the BLACK magazines, so we’re limiting backorders to only Black for now.
On the Brownells 30 and 20 round magazines, we’re still flowing those into the system daily, and are producing those at 100% capacity as well. We ordered more material yesterday that will allow us to up production again in the coming weeks.
Our apologies for the delays! We’ll keep working as hard as possible to get these going and will keep you updated always. Let us know if we can do anything at all. – Pete Brownell
Ironically, despite the headline, Brownell’s is known best for selling gun parts, components and supplies, much less so for ammunition.