In the shadow of the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the Anti-Gun movement showed now respect and tries to use the News, Media and current situation to push more Anti-Gun laws. For those who believe that’s the answer should carefully listen to this video.
It can’t better express my thoughts than anything else right now. Don’t get me wrong, everything what can be done to protect our children
should be discussed but not on costs of taking rights like the Second Amendment away.
Believe me, I’m originally from Germany and know first hand that laws can not prevent criminal activities like the Winnenden Shooting, Germany. I believe we have to discuss what has changed in our society that leads to those tragedies (Social security, fair changes for everyone, availability of violent media, etc. ) and how we can mitigate those tragedies.
My truly condolences go to all families who have lost their loved ones.
One Senate Bill is coming into focus of Firearm owners right now, SB249.
Senate Bill 249 (Yee SD-08 “Firearms: assault weapon conversion kits”) is a California State Senate bill authored by Senator Leland Yee designed to prohibit possession, importation, making, selling, transferring, or loaning, any “conversion kit.” After reading through the SB, which is poorly and sloppy written in my eyes, the intention of this Bill is clear. It should prevent the Mag Magnet or Bullet Button or both in mid 2013. The Bullet Button, or mostly called BB, makes it legal to own a “AR15” style rifle in California which does not fall under the Assault Weapon Law, right now.
The people in the California Senate still thinks the civilian AR15 is evil and must be prohibited. They probably should consult the FBI Crime Reports to find out that Knifes are more contributing to Homicides than rifles. See:FBI Crime Report 2010
That said, I’m personally against unclean written laws, having virtually no effect on crime in general. Or do you think if some one who wants to commit to a crime can be stopped by prohibiting a conversion kit which makes the semi-automatic rifle a Assault-Rifle according to California Law. Do you even think, that person is following laws ? That’s why I think this Bill must be stopped.
For more information, read the background information at stopsb249.org and sign against this law.
That’s the first phrase which comes up in my head as writing this entry. A small reminder, back in 2010 we got a surprising call that my family had won in the Green Card lottery. After a lot of preparation and appointments we finally settled over to US end 2011. First me and after few weeks the rest of the family. Since then we are living in South California and feeling home right now.
OK, enough of this. I want to publish in the next week more information what private business I’ve joined. I joined the Target Shooting business and want to share with you the exciting activity. So stay tuned and come back for new stuff.
In mid 2010 I got a suprising call from the states. My DV lottery agency (www.usafis.org) told me that I had won and this after 8 years of the first submission. Thats why it came a little bit unexpected, especially 2010 was my last year in the DV lottery.
Now, after nine month of waiting, completing forms, and first immigration in 03/2011 I hold it in my hand: The green card. A little piece of plastic with a dozen of security characteristics.