Recognizing that this new ATF request was not just an “information collection request,” but rather a vast expansion of reporting requirements, Gun Owners of America, Inc. and Gun Owners Foundation filed comments with ATF opposing the request. Our comments protested this latest ATF power grab, using back channels to steal authority. The GOA/GOF comments explained that Congress also had prohibited ATF from creating a national database of gun owners — exactly the type of national gun registry that these regulations would have allowed ATF to develop. We argued that ATF cannot do indirectly what it is barred from doing directly — demanding information about many, if not most, sales of rifles in the country.
Only two days after GOA and GOF filed comments exposing ATF’s strategy, ATF backed down, submitting to the Federal Register an amended notice (that was published in the June 23 Federal Register) limiting the reporting requirement to the FFLs in the four border states (Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas), and limiting the reporting to multiple sales only if made to the same buyer in the five-day period.
Even though the American people won this battle, the war against the Second Amendment goes on. The public has another 30 days to file comments opposing the ATF rule and should do so. Congress has never granted ATF the authority to require FFLs to file reports of multiple rifle sales, and the collection of information on rifle sales which ATF began in 2010 should end.
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.
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
Over the years, I’ve been involved with many efforts to assist veteran charities with free consulting, networking. PR and booking of talented patriots or celebrities. While I LOVE to do this whenever I can… My new motto has had to become “I’m all out of free. ” However, that doesn’t mean I can’t help, I just need funding to do it! There is usually travel involved as well as my free time and the folks I want to support, need their money to help veterans. So, here’s the plan….
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Police in NJ brought the Dept. of Child and Family Services officers to the home of this NJ man after seeing pictures of his 10 year old son holding an AR. Not only did they push their way into the home to search for any unsecured guns lying about the house (which they did not find) they insisted on making him open his gun safe with threat to take his kid from him if he didn’t! Why did they want to see his guns…to record the serial numbers and see if they are registered. In NJ you don’t have to register your guns, regardless, he got his attorney on the phone and he said DO NOT OPEN THE SAFE to them and even told them so on the phone. Actions by local officials like this will become more and more prevalent as those who think they have power, will abuse it. Its time that all Americans get to know their rights to keep and bear arms and its likely those that do not…well, you get what you ask for. Stupid is as stupid does. Lets enforce those who do stupid things. A Facebook post of a kid with his new hunting rifle, should never prompt such an intrusion!
It began less than two months ago as a brainstorm to help special operations forces veterans and raise awareness among local business leaders of what operators do in the field.
Have active-duty and veteran Air Force Special Tactics Squadron members, Green Berets, Marine Special Operations Command members, Rangers and SEALs teach local business leaders how to shoot machine guns and other weapons, then lead them in a competition.
Golf tournaments? Fishing derbies?
Been there, done that, says Scott Neil, a recently retired special forces master sergeant who came up with the idea. Neil, who used to train special forces members on how to shoot in urban combat situations, wanted to offer the amateurs “the same environment used by Green Berets and SEALs to test each other.”
For Neil, the event, called Shooting With SOF, was a natural for several reasons.
Coming on the heels of the anniversary of the demise of Osama bin Laden, the curiosity factor about special operations forces remains high.
Then there is the cool factor.
“People love to tell their buddies stories,” Neil says. “I did something you didn’t.”
After the concept was signed off on by a group of Neil’s fellow SOF veterans, including David Scott, a retired Air Force major general who served as deputy director for Socom’s Center for Special Operations, word quickly and quietly spread through the special ops and business communities. People offered to help. Without any advertising or media coverage, the teams quickly filled up.
“It was all achieved by word of mouth,” says Neil.
Shooting With SOF will not only give business leaders a chance to see how special operators work, Neil says, but it will also give special operators a chance to learn how to become successful in civilian life.
Paralyzed veterans will also get a chance to shoot, Neil says, thanks to Be Adaptive, which makes hunting and fishing equipment for the disabled. The company has a wheelchair device that allows a paralyzed shooter to use a blow tube to fire a weapon.
It all starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bad Monkey, a new bar in Ybor City run by Scott. From there, the shooters will travel by limo bus to the Teneroc Shooting Sports range in Lakeland. After the competition, shooters will head back to the bar for awards, razzing and perhaps an adult beverage or two.
The inaugural Shooting With SOF benefit supports three charities:
The Green Beret Foundation, which provides financial resources, immediate-need supplies, caregiver assistance, and educational scholarships to wounded or ill Army Special Forces warriors and their families. www.greenberetfoundation.org
TAMCO Foundation, a non-partisan organization dedicated to helping severely wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. www.tamcofoundation.org
Black Dagger Military Hunt Club, providing peer-to-peer hunting and shooting opportunities for military men, women and family members. www.blackdaggermhc.org
Though the shooting slots are filled, anyone wanting to make a contribution to the charities or meet the special operators can attend the Cigars and Cars event at Jaguar of Tampa, 320 E. Fletcher Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday or show up Saturday night at Bad Monkey Bar, 1717 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City.
FNH’s TOM THACKER Wins the 3 Gun competition in Vegas with the biggest payout ever in competitive shooting sports history! Mark Hanish gave it a good run, coming in 2nd. Wished it would have been my friend Taran Butler, cause he’d be really deserving too. We know he could spend that dough! Regardless of the match winner, the important thing is that like George and Weezy…we’re moving on up!
Working with Dave Sevigny, I have witnessed the real deal in action! Let’s face it…its not easy being a professional shooting sports competitor. Whether its 3Gun, USPSA, IDPA or any others, it takes determination, discipline, focus and consistency. Not to mention…its damn expensive! Posers want more product as prize. The real deal shooters don’t need anymore product…. they need some greenbacks!
FINALLY… Leupold Tactical Optics and NBC Sports has delivered a prize package that will give proper appreciation to the competitors and the attention to the sport that it deserves! I’m against re-inventing the wheel (as I always say to non profits) but this holds true even in media…so here is the good word from the other awesome match sponsors…Ammoland! (Special shout out to Leupold for their support of the Warrior Appreciation Event at Shot Show, as well!)
Now lets bring the same to USPSA people! I know Phil Strader is ready to BRING IT on in his first term as President! I’m doing whatever I can to help. How about you?!