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September 11, 2017

We have all seen the violent protests and black clad instigators driving the violence at numerous events across America. Mostly these groups are referred to as Antifa. Who are they and how can they organize so broadly? You may ask yourself, ‘WHY should I care’? There is a direct connection between the same people funding the gun control movement ‘and’ these agitators in black pajamas.

It all boils down to Money. BAMN, which is the de facto parent group of Antifa, gets most of their money from the United for Equality and Affirmative Action Legal Defense Fund (UEAALDF), a 501(c)(3). The UEAALDF is the fundraising arm of BAMN which controls Antifa.  The UEAALDF has a lot of powerful supporters. Not surprisingly you will find unions like SEIU, UEW, and the ALFCIO. On the list, you will also find the usual suspects like George Soros, and the SPLC. Other groups that give money to the UEAALDF includes The Kellogg Foundation and The Ford Foundation. Every time you eat Frosted Flakes you are enabling these violent thugs ‘and’ the gun control movement supporters.

Don’t dismiss these points as mere ramblings because BAMN is not just any “liberal” or “leftist” group. It is a group whose members have engaged in violence, and is affiliated with the violent antifascist, or antifa, movement. BAMN has been involved in violence before, such as in Sacramento, California, where BAMN member Yvette Felarca attacked a protestor and punched him in the stomach several times outside of a white nationalist group’s rally.

In an important respect, BAMN’s radical political agenda is obscured by the media’s focus on its lawsuits, says Jennifer Gratz, executive director of the Michigan Civil Rights Institute. “The idea here is to recruit and indoctrinate young people,” Gratz said. “BAMN identifies with the affirmative cause because it gives them a connection with high school and college students who then show up at their rallies and learn the ideology.” BAMN also seeks ties with teachers unions who sympathize with its radical priorities for public education.

BAMN describes itself as a “student and youth based.” It was started by Shanta Driver in 1995 in Berkeley, California to oppose a decision by the Regents of the University of California to end the use of race as the criterion for admitting more minority students. The Regents told University administrators to create a more complex formula to achieve “diversity” in the student body.  Driver has no patience with such compromises. Her view is that liberals in universities, labor unions and in the Democratic party are fearful of radical social movements and reluctant to argue that affirmative action policies are part of an ongoing “struggle for equality.”

By contrast, BAMN invokes the example of the black activist Malcolm X, who called for “action on all fronts by any means necessary.” BAMN’s journal, “The Liberator,” boldly identifies the enemy. It is the national leadership of the Republican Party.

SHARE Act Introduced to Protect Gun Owners and Outdoors Sports Enthusiasts

On Sept. 1, U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan introduced H.R. 3668, the Sportsman’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE Act), a far-ranging package of legislative initiatives aimed at promoting Second Amendment rights and America’s outdoor sporting traditions.

Different versions of the SHARE Act have been introduced for a number of years, and the legislation has passed the U.S. House of Representatives during each of the last three sessions of Congress, most recently in February 2016.

The current version of the SHARE Act is the most ambitious and consequential yet. Besides longstanding provisions aimed at enhancing opportunities for hunting, fishing, and shooting and broadening access to federal lands for these purposes, this year’s SHARE Act contains reforms that would widely benefit sportsmen and the gun-owning public at large.

The bill would clarify and strengthen 1986’s Firearm Owner’s Protection Act, which among other things protects the lawful transport of firearms from one location where they are legal to another. These reforms would bring to heel states like New York and New Jersey that continue to defy FOPA’s protections and persecute Americans innocently traveling with lawfully-owned guns. It would more clearly delineate what behavior is protected and provide remedies for persons whose rights under FOPA are violated.

The bill also contains the Lawful Purpose and Self-defense Act, aimed at ensuring the Second Amendment’s core purpose of self-defense is adequately considered in the administration of federal firearms law. Currently, a number of federal laws that regulate the importation, possession and transfer of firearms and ammunition measure their lawful utility based on their usefulness for so-called “sporting purposes.” Anti-gun administrations have exploited the lack of a clear definition of “sporting purposes” to bypass Congress and impose gun control through executive fiat. The most recent (and perhaps most infamous) example of this was the Obama administration’s attempt to ban as “non-sporting” a highly popular form of ammunition for the AR-15. This legislation would ensure that all lawful purposes of firearms and ammunition would be given due consideration in construing federal firearm laws.

Another component of the bill is the Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act. Since 2009, federal law has recognized the right of law-abiding Americans to carry firearms for self-defense when camping or hiking on National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System lands by incorporating the firearm carry laws of the states in which the lands are located. This part of the SHARE Act would extend that same rule to the 11.7 million acres of land administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which includes 400 lakes and river projects, 90,000 campsites and 4,000 miles of trails.

The SHARE Act also contains the Hearing Protection Act (HPA). HPA would remove firearm sound suppressors from regulation under the National Firearms Act and treat them as ordinary firearms under the Gun Control Act. This would eliminate the current $200 transfer tax on these items, decrease the red tape and long processing times currently associated with their purchase, and make the health-protecting benefits of suppressors more widely accessible to the gun-owning community.

Please ask your PA Congressman to co-sponsor and support H.R. 3668. The current co-sponsors are: Jeff Duncan; Austin Scott; Robert Wittman; John Carter; Gene Green (not ONE PA Congressman!).

Remember: Stay sharp and safe; the Freedom you help protect may just be your own!

Yours in Freedom!

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Here are this Week’s Top News Stories From Firearms Owners Against Crime

New law makes it way too easy to take guns away from people without cause

Our system of government is both unique and powerful with “We The People” being in charge. This is a captivating concept where the people in the United States of America consent to be governed. To bring this concept to the state level, when we dislike the way we are being governed — with unfair laws— there are various means to change the government to better serve us, through public protests, elections and voter referendums.

https://foac-pac.org/New-Law-Makes-It-Way-Too-Easy-To-Take-Guns-Away-From-People-Without-Cause/News-Item/7074

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Industry Group Makes Statement On Microstamping

We get it. Hoplophobes don’t like guns.

https://foac-pac.org/Industry-Group-Makes-Statement-On-Microstamping/News-Item/7070

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Conservatives sign letter warning media against Southern Poverty Law Center

Forty-seven prominent conservatives have signed an open letter warning the mainstream media against using data on hate groups compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

https://foac-pac.org/Conservatives-Sign-Letter-Warning-Media-Against-Southern-Poverty-Law-Center/News-Item/7067

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Trump, Clinton Voters Divided Over a Changing America

Americans who voted for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are divided over the country’s increasing diversity and different lifestyles, with over 80 percent of Clinton voters saying they’re comfortable with the changes, but nearly half of Trump voters saying they’re uneasy.

https://foac-pac.org/Trump-Clinton-Voters-Divided-Over-A-Changing-America/News-Item/7063

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Democrats Disarm Honest Citizens

Which political party wants to take your guns? I hadn’t thought about that question until the last election.  Sure, I’d seen the usual campaign photographs of political candidates wearing hunters-orange and carrying a long gun.  That picture changed when Secretary Hillary Clinton said the NRA was her enemy.

https://foac-pac.org/Democrats-Disarm-Honest-Citizens/News-Item/7054

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10 Dumbest Gun Control Laws That Need To Be Repealed Right Away

Gun grabbers will try anything to limit our constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. While we appear to be taking back ground lost in previous decades–usually with data to prove that new laws have done nothing to make us any safer–there are a handful of laws in place that are particularly stupid.

https://foac-pac.org/10-Dumbest-Gun-Control-Laws-That-Need-To-Be-Repealed-Right-Away/News-Item/7052