NRA Sues Seattle Over Gun Violence Tax

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NRA Sues Seattle Over Gun Violence Tax

Proceeds from the tax will go toward violence prevention programs and research.

By Eric M. Johnson

SEATTLE, Aug 24 (Reuters) – The National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups sued Seattle on Monday over a new tax on firearms and ammunition sales, arguing the city had violated a Washington state law barring municipalities from enacting local firearms regulations.

Earlier this month, Seattle City Council unanimously approved a “gun violence tax” on sellers of firearms and ammunition, directing proceeds toward violence prevention programs and research beginning in January. A companion measure requires gun owners to report cases of lost and stolen firearms to police.

“The Seattle ordinance is nothing but a ‘poll tax’ on the Second Amendment and an effort to drive Seattle’s firearms retailers out of business,” said National Shooting Sports Foundation General Counsel Lawrence Keane, a plaintiff.

NRA Sues Seattle Over Gun Violence Tax

Proceeds from the tax will go toward violence prevention programs and research.

By Eric M. Johnson

SEATTLE, Aug 24 (Reuters) – The National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups sued Seattle on Monday over a new tax on firearms and ammunition sales, arguing the city had violated a Washington state law barring municipalities from enacting local firearms regulations.

Earlier this month, Seattle City Council unanimously approved a “gun violence tax” on sellers of firearms and ammunition, directing proceeds toward violence prevention programs and research beginning in January. A companion measure requires gun owners to report cases of lost and stolen firearms to police.

“The Seattle ordinance is nothing but a ‘poll tax’ on the Second Amendment and an effort to drive Seattle’s firearms retailers out of business,” said National Shooting Sports Foundation General Counsel Lawrence Keane, a plaintiff.

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The lawsuit, filed on Monday in King County Superior Court, argues that Washington state law bars municipalities from creating their own gun regulations, the NRA said.

In 2009, Seattle City Council passed regulations that prohibited the carrying of firearms in city parks, an ordinance that was struck down in 2012 by the state’s highest court, the NRA said.

The only other municipality in the country with an individual tax on gun sales is Chicago, the NRA said.

“The City believes it is well within its legal authority to tax the sales of firearms and ammunition and will vigorously defend the ordinance in court,” said Kimberly Mills, spokeswoman for City Attorney Pete Holmes.

Peter Lavallee, a spokesman for Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, said Ferguson was looking into the lawsuit.

(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Peter Cooney)

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The lawsuit, filed on Monday in King County Superior Court, argues that Washington state law bars municipalities from creating their own gun regulations, the NRA said.

In 2009, Seattle City Council passed regulations that prohibited the carrying of firearms in city parks, an ordinance that was struck down in 2012 by the state’s highest court, the NRA said.

The only other municipality in the country with an individual tax on gun sales is Chicago, the NRA said.

“The City believes it is well within its legal authority to tax the sales of firearms and ammunition and will vigorously defend the ordinance in court,” said Kimberly Mills, spokeswoman for City Attorney Pete Holmes.

Peter Lavallee, a spokesman for Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, said Ferguson was looking into the lawsuit.

(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Peter Cooney)

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Take Action Against Obama’s Plan for More UN-styled Gun Control!

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ACTIONClick here to contact your senators. Tell them to vote NO on any UN gun control agreement reached at the Mexico UN conference.

Obama wants more UN-styled gun control

Right now White House officials are booking flights to Mexico…… and they’re not bringing back souvenirs.

They’re on their way to the UN Small Arms Conference, to be held in Mexico City on August 24.

And they’re planning to bring back the framework for a global gun control regime.

It’s important that you contact your Senators right now and tell them to vote NO on any agreement reached at the Mexico UN conference.

Obama has already signed the UN Small Arms Treaty and it is waiting ratification by the Senate.

Obama’s global gun grabbers are jetting down to Mexico to iron out the details of this tyrannical new regime.

It requires signing nations to “establish and maintain a national control system, including a national control list.”

That means not just NATIONAL gun registration. You will be entered into a GLOBAL gun registration database.

Over the past century, we have seen registration lists used as a prelude to gun confiscation in countries like Rwanda, Cambodia and many more.

Gun confiscation, in turn, led to horrific genocides in many of these countries — including Rwanda and Cambodia.

Imagine dictators around the world — who can control the UN blue helmets (aka, the UN military force) — having your name on record as a gun owner.

It’s preposterous!  And this is why the Senate MUST kill this toxic agreement.

Please take action to defend your gun rights.

ACTIONContact your senators right now.  Tell them to vote NO on any agreement reached at the Mexico UN conference.

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ACTIONClick here to contact your senators. Tell them to vote NO on any UN gun control agreement reached at the Mexico UN conference.

Obama wants more UN-styled gun control

Right now White House officials are booking flights to Mexico…… and they’re not bringing back souvenirs.

They’re on their way to the UN Small Arms Conference, to be held in Mexico City on August 24.

And they’re planning to bring back the framework for a global gun control regime.

It’s important that you contact your Senators right now and tell them to vote NO on any agreement reached at the Mexico UN conference.

Obama has already signed the UN Small Arms Treaty and it is waiting ratification by the Senate.

Obama’s global gun grabbers are jetting down to Mexico to iron out the details of this tyrannical new regime.

It requires signing nations to “establish and maintain a national control system, including a national control list.”

That means not just NATIONAL gun registration. You will be entered into a GLOBAL gun registration database.

Over the past century, we have seen registration lists used as a prelude to gun confiscation in countries like Rwanda, Cambodia and many more.

Gun confiscation, in turn, led to horrific genocides in many of these countries — including Rwanda and Cambodia.

Imagine dictators around the world — who can control the UN blue helmets (aka, the UN military force) — having your name on record as a gun owner.

It’s preposterous!  And this is why the Senate MUST kill this toxic agreement.

Please take action to defend your gun rights.

ACTIONContact your senators right now.  Tell them to vote NO on any agreement reached at the Mexico UN conference.

 


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You be the judge.

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Here are 4 Simple questions from an attorney…are there ANY logical answers ?   You be the judge.

Here’s what I would like to know. If the TRUTH ever comes out and it is decided that Obama was never eligible to be president, what happens to all the laws he signed into being and all the executive orders?   Should they all be null and void?

Here are 4 Simple questions from a reputable attorney…This really  should get your “gray matter” to churning, even if you are an Obama
fan.   For all you “anti-Fox News” folks, none of this information came from  Fox. All of it can be verified from legitimate sources (Wikipedia, the  Kapiolani hospital website itself, and a good history book, as noted  herein). It is very easy for someone to check out.

4 Simple Questions …..

1. Back in 1961 people of color were called ‘Negroes’. So how can the  Obama ‘birth certificate’ state he is “African-American” when the term  wasn’t even used at that time ?

2. The birth certificate that the White House released lists Obama’s  birth as August 4, 1961 and Lists Barack Hussein Obama as his father.  No big deal, Right? At the time of Obama’s birth, it also shows that  his father is aged 25 years old, and that Obama’s father was born in “Kenya, East Africa”.

This wouldn’t seem like anything of concern, except the fact that  Kenya did not even exist until 1963, two whole years after Obama’s
birth, and 27 years after his father’s birth. How could Obama’s father have been born in a country that did not yet Exist ?   Up and until Kenya was formed in 1963, it was known as the “British  East Africa Protectorate”. (check it below)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya_%28http:/en.wikipedia..org/wiki/Kenya%29

Here are 4 Simple questions from an attorney…are there ANY logical answers ?   You be the judge.

Here’s what I would like to know. If the TRUTH ever comes out and it is decided that Obama was never eligible to be president, what happens to all the laws he signed into being and all the executive orders?   Should they all be null and void?

Here are 4 Simple questions from a reputable attorney…This really  should get your “gray matter” to churning, even if you are an Obama
fan.   For all you “anti-Fox News” folks, none of this information came from  Fox. All of it can be verified from legitimate sources (Wikipedia, the  Kapiolani hospital website itself, and a good history book, as noted  herein). It is very easy for someone to check out.

4 Simple Questions …..

1. Back in 1961 people of color were called ‘Negroes’. So how can the  Obama ‘birth certificate’ state he is “African-American” when the term  wasn’t even used at that time ?

2. The birth certificate that the White House released lists Obama’s  birth as August 4, 1961 and Lists Barack Hussein Obama as his father.  No big deal, Right? At the time of Obama’s birth, it also shows that  his father is aged 25 years old, and that Obama’s father was born in “Kenya, East Africa”.

This wouldn’t seem like anything of concern, except the fact that  Kenya did not even exist until 1963, two whole years after Obama’s
birth, and 27 years after his father’s birth. How could Obama’s father have been born in a country that did not yet Exist ?   Up and until Kenya was formed in 1963, it was known as the “British  East Africa Protectorate”. (check it below)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya_%28http:/en.wikipedia..org/wiki/Kenya%29

3. On the Birth Certificate released by the White House, the listed place of birth is “Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital”.   This cannot be, because the hospital(s) in question in 1961 were  called “KauiKeolani Children’s Hospital” and “Kapi’olani Maternity  Home”, respectively.

The name did not change to Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological  Hospital until 1978, when these two hospitals merged. How can this  particular name of the hospital be on a birth certificate dated 1961  if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978?

(CHECK IT BELOW)

( http://www.kapiolani.org/women-and-children/about-us/default.aspx  )

Why hasn’t this been discussed in the major media?

4. Perhaps a clue comes from Obama’s book on his father. He states how  proud he is of his father fighting in WW II. I’m not a math genius, so  I may need some help from you. Barack Obama’s “birth certificate” says  his father was 25 years old in 1961 when Obama was born. That should  have put his father’s date of birth approximately 1936 – if my math  holds (Honest! I did that without a calculator!) Now we need a  non-revised history book-one that hasn’t been altered to satisfy the  author’s goals-to verify that WW II was basically between 1939 and  1945. Just how many 3 year olds fight in Wars? Even in the latest  stages of WW II his father wouldn’t have been more than 9 years old.  Does that mean that Mr. Obama is a liar, or simply chooses to alter  the facts to satisfy his imagination or political purposes ?

Very truly yours,

RICHARD R. SILVERLIEB,  Attorney at Law
354 Eisenhower Parkway,  Livingston, NJ 07039

“A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens.

Send this to as many Patriots as you can!  Ask your Republican friends/representatives in Washington D.C. If they have a backbone’\. Why in the hell can’t they use it and get media coverage to explode this across our country? Impeachment in itself is not justice!  We are talking orange jumpsuit & long prison sentences.

3. On the Birth Certificate released by the White House, the listed place of birth is “Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital”.   This cannot be, because the hospital(s) in question in 1961 were  called “KauiKeolani Children’s Hospital” and “Kapi’olani Maternity  Home”, respectively.

The name did not change to Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological  Hospital until 1978, when these two hospitals merged. How can this  particular name of the hospital be on a birth certificate dated 1961  if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978?

(CHECK IT BELOW)

( http://www.kapiolani.org/women-and-children/about-us/default.aspx  )

Why hasn’t this been discussed in the major media?

4. Perhaps a clue comes from Obama’s book on his father. He states how  proud he is of his father fighting in WW II. I’m not a math genius, so  I may need some help from you. Barack Obama’s “birth certificate” says  his father was 25 years old in 1961 when Obama was born. That should  have put his father’s date of birth approximately 1936 – if my math  holds (Honest! I did that without a calculator!) Now we need a  non-revised history book-one that hasn’t been altered to satisfy the  author’s goals-to verify that WW II was basically between 1939 and  1945. Just how many 3 year olds fight in Wars? Even in the latest  stages of WW II his father wouldn’t have been more than 9 years old.  Does that mean that Mr. Obama is a liar, or simply chooses to alter  the facts to satisfy his imagination or political purposes ?

Very truly yours,

RICHARD R. SILVERLIEB,  Attorney at Law
354 Eisenhower Parkway,  Livingston, NJ 07039

“A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens.

Send this to as many Patriots as you can!  Ask your Republican friends/representatives in Washington D.C. If they have a backbone’\. Why in the hell can’t they use it and get media coverage to explode this across our country? Impeachment in itself is not justice!  We are talking orange jumpsuit & long prison sentences.

Our best opportunity yet to defund Planned Parenthood

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Liberty Counsel Action is petitioning Congress to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood. This is unquestionably the best opportunity Pro-Life Americans have had in recent years to fully investigate and defund the nation’s largest abortion provider. Join us in this extremely important call to action – Mat.
Dale,

In the wake of a second undercover video dramatically exposing a callous Planned Parenthood (PPH) director negotiating a price for the sale of pre-born babies’ organs and tissue, Representative Diane Black (R-TN) has introduced the “Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015,” which already has 80 co-sponsors…

“The fact that Planned Parenthood performs upwards of 327,000 abortions a year is heartbreaking and barbaric enough on its own. The news that its employees engaged in the harvesting of aborted babies’ body parts is almost too much to bear and is incredibly revealing as to the true nature of the big abortion industry,” Black said.
Hours later, Senator James Lankford (R-OK), introduced the senate companion legislation to Rep. Black’s bill that also creates a one year moratorium on federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

Additionally, multiple efforts are underway to launch a full and thorough congressional investigation into potential criminal activity by Planned Parenthood.

Dale, with the heinous practices of Planned Parenthood now exposed and citizens seeing in graphic and disturbing detail what their tax dollars are underwriting, I’m asking every member of the Liberty Counsel Action team to take immediate action with us…

Click here now, or on the graphic below to be automatically included in our fast-growing, “Investigate and Defund Planned Parenthood” petition that will be hand-delivered to key leaders in Congress in the days ahead.

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As I mentioned earlier, this is the best opportunity Pro-Life Americans have recently had to fully investigate and defund a soulless and vile organization that is profiting from the murder of innocent pre-born life, and I need you standing with us!

Click here now to be immediately included in our efforts to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood.

God bless you for taking this important step with us!

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Bills we need to pass in congress

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Dear Patriot,
Several members of Congress are now introducing bills cracking down on the lawless cities that provide safe havens for illegal immigrants.

Conservatives in Congress want to cut off all federal money for these lawless liberal cities.

A vote on these bills could happen very, very fast, and we must ensure that they pass!

Please sign the national Tea Party Cut off the Sanctuary Cities petition. And ask everyone you know to do the same.