Category Archives: Operation Choke Point

2A supporters dumping Microsoft 365, One Drive, Outlook, and more!


Thank you to writer, Steve Johnson for evaluating all policies and giving us a heads up on the Microsoft products which I will be cancelling as of this moment!

Since 2009 Microsoft’s Code of Conduct has been applied to more and more of their online service. If a service is covered by this Code of Conduct, users of it are prohibited from using it in  “any way that promotes or facilitates the sale of ammunition and firearms” (See bullet point #13).

Almost all of Microsoft’s online services are by now covered under this “Code of Conduct”. These services include Windows Live, Office 365, Microsoft Sharepoint, Bing.com, Outlook.com, Windows OneDrive, Exchange Online, MSN and a number of other services.

The only major Microsoft services this does not apply to is, at the time of this blog post, Skype, Microsoft Azure and XBox Live. I expect Skype will eventually fall under the Code of Conduct.

Windows OneDrive, formally known as Microsoft SkyDrive, is built into Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8 for Phones and Windows 8 for Tablets. If you work in the gun industry you should avoid these products. You could wake up one morning to find your account terminated and all your emails, contacts, calendar etc. deleted.

Windows Live powers a number of Microsoft services including Microsoft’s cloud email and cloud Office suite. Windows Live, Outlook.com and Exchange Online power many large institutions including colleges and high schools. Don’t use any Microsoft-hosted email systems to buy or sell guns, unless you are willing to risk getting kicked out of college (especially if you have signed documents agreeing to abide by Microsofts Terms of Use)

If you use Microsoft Office in your gun business, make sure you do not use the Office 365 service to share business-related files.

Here at TFB the only Microsoft service we use is Skype. If Microsoft bans gun-related business over Skype, we will most likely switch to Google Hangouts.

It is sad to think that the Gun Club @ Microsoft was once a relatively large club. Point and Click no more

– See more at: http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/06/16/breaking-microsoft-bans-use-services-promoting-guns/

ATTACK ON VETS: $19.5 million tax payer dollars to pay STATES for expanded NICS?


This amendment would add an additional $19.5 million to pay states to turn in more names to the federal gun-ban (NICS) list. The vote was on a Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Peter King (R-NY) amendment to H.R. 4660, the Commerce-Justice-Science funding bill.  Both Representatives hold an “F” rating with Gun Owners of America.

Already, more than 175,000 law-abiding veterans have lost their Second Amendment rights this way.  And, in states like New York, this money will pay to strip Americans of their constitutional rights, merely because they consult a psychiatrist and are prescribed a therapeutic drug.

SO…essentially, we this would discourage people who need mental health help to avoid seeking that treatment, thereby making the people they are afraid of most…even worse!  And if you have ever been prescribed an anti-depressant or therapeutic drug on a list of “psychiatric” medications, you will also be reported to the ever so popular, NICS list.  

HERE’S YOUR LIST OF THE GOOD GUYS……. Go to www.gunowners.org and sign up for these alerts and easy to send emails to your representatives. 

Below are the U.S. House Members who voted NO on the Thompson-King amendment.

A NO vote is the pro-gun position.  

IF YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IS NOT ON THIS LIST….THEY NEED THE BOOT!

Aderholt (AL-4)

Amash (MI-3)

Bachmann (MN-6)

Barr (KY-6)

Barrow (GA-12)

Barton (TX-6)

Bentivolio (MI-11)

Bilirakis (FL-12)

Bishop (UT-1)

Black (TN-6)

Blackburn (TN-7)

Boustany (LA-3)

Brady (TX-8)

Bridenstine (OK-1)

Brooks (AL-5)

Broun (GA-10)

Burgess (TX-26)

Byrne (AL-1)

Calvert (CA-42)

Carter (TX-31)

Cassidy (LA-6)

Chabot (OH-1)

Coble (NC-6)

Cole (OK-4)

Collins (GA-9)

Collins (NY-27)

Conaway (TX-11)

Cook (CA-8)

Cotton (AR-4)

Crawford (AR-1)

Culberson (TX-7)

Daines (MT-al)

DeSantis (FL-6)

DesJarlais (TN-4)

Duncan (SC-3)

Duncan (TN-2)

Ellmers (NC-2)

Farenthold (TX-27)

Fincher (TN-8)

Fleischmann (TN-3)

Fleming (LA-4)

Flores (TX-17)

Forbes (VA-4)

Foxx (NC-5)

Franks (AZ-8)

Gardner (CO-4)

Garrett (NJ-5)

Gingrey (GA-11)

Gohmert (TX-1)

Gosar (AZ-4)

Granger (TX-12)

Graves (GA-14)

Graves (MO-6)

Griffin (AR-2)

Griffith (VA-9)

Guthrie (KY-2)

Hall (TX-4)

Harper (MS-3)

Harris (MD-1)

Hensarling (TX-5)

Holding (NC-13)

Hudson (NC-8)

Huelskamp (KS-1)

Huizenga (MI-2)

Hultgren (IL-14)

Hunter (CA-50)

Jenkins (KS-2)

Johnson (OH-6)

Johnson, Sam (TX-3)

Jordan (OH-4)

King (IA-4)

Kingston (GA-1)

Kline (MN-2)

Labrador (ID-1)

LaMalfa (CA-1)

Lamborn (CO-5)

Latta (OH-5)

Long (MO-7)

Lucas (OK-3)

Lummis (WY-al)

Marchant (TX-24)

Massie (KY-4)

McAllister (LA-5)

McCarthy (CA-23)

McCaul (TX-10)

McClintock (CA-4)

McHenry (NC-10)

Meadows (NC-11)

Messer (IN-6)

Mica (FL-7)

Miller (FL-1))

Miller (MI-10)

Mullin (OK-2)

Neugebauer (TX-19)

Nugent (FL-11)

Nunes (CA-22)

Nunnelee (MS-1)

Olson (TX-22)

Pearce (NM-2)

Perry (PA-4)

Peterson (MN-7)

Petri (WI-6)

Pittenger (NC-9)

Poe (TX-2)

Pompeo (KS-4)

Posey (FL-8)

Price (GA-6)

Rahall (WV-3)

Roby (AL-2)

Roe (TN-1)

Rogers (AL-3)

Rohrabacher (CA-48)

Rokita (IN-4)

Rooney (FL-17)

Salmon (AZ-5)

Sanford (SC-1)

Scalise (LA-1)

Schweikert (AZ-6)

Scott, Austin (GA-8)

Sessions (TX-32)

Shimkus (IL-15)

Simpson (ID-2)

Smith (MO-8)

Smith (NE-3)

Smith (TX-21)

Southerland (FL-2)

Stewart (UT-2)

Stockman (TX-36)

Stutzman (IN-3)

Terry (NE-2)

Thornberry (TX-13)

Tipton (CO-3)

Walberg (MI-7)

Walorski (IN-2)

Weber (TX-14)

Webster (FL-10)

Wenstrup (OH-2)

Westmoreland (GA-3)

Williams (TX-25)

Wilson (SC-2)

Wittman (VA-1)

Womack (AR-3)

Yoder (KS-3)

Yoho (FL-3)

Young (AK-al)