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H.R. 8 — “To require a background check for every firearm sale.”

Why laws with loopholes, one wonders? H.R. 8 — “To require a background check for every firearm sale.” Well, maybe not every one. An amendment, offered by Mr. Van Drew, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 116-14 to clarify that … Continue reading

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A Plan for Gun Violence Prevention

The article by Cath Kestler, an OFA (Organizing For Action) activist and resident of Silver Creek, has also been published in the Dunkirk Observer. ************ ‘My biggest frustration so far is the fact that this society has not been willing to take … Continue reading

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Background Checks, Terrorists & the Constitution

The unconventional reaction to the  conventional way Congress responded to the Orlando Massacre has placed the Second Amendment in the middle of this year’s Presidential, Senate, and House campaigns. Protesting the “Moment of Silence”, the 15 hour quasi-filabuster in the Senate … Continue reading

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An Opportunity to Participate

In response to the U.S. House members  trying  to representative the majority of Americans who agree that Universal Background Checks and  keeping known terrorists from not owning assault weapons are common sense legislation please consider attending: A Rally at Rep. Tom Reed’s … Continue reading

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GOP’s (& Rep Reed’s) opposition to Obama’s Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

On January 5 our President announced his Presidential Actions to reduce Gun Violence. Early that morning, before Obama detailed his Actions, NPR Radio Station WBFO from Buffalo posted Rep.Reed’s comments condemning them.  The WBFO article includes an audio clip of  Reed’s comments … Continue reading

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Congressman Reed’s August Town Hall Meetings

The House of Representatives members are in their Summer “District Work” recess. Their last scheduled work day in Washington was July 31, and are scheduled to return to DC on Tuesday, September  8. That’s 39 days. Rep. Tom Reed has … Continue reading

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Mental Illness, Background Checks, and Social Security

President Obama, according to a July 18 Los Angeles Times article, is pushing to extend gun background checks to Social Security. The article describes the  National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) which was mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act … Continue reading

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