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Barry Soetoro is no longer registered to vote in D.C.!

nothing to see hereA week ago, on July 20, 2013, I did a post on the curious fact that, although Barack Obama is registered to vote in Chicago — and indeed, he did early vote at a Chicago precinct last November — a Barry Soetoro, with the same birthdate as Obama (August 4, 1961) and with the White House’s zip code (20500) is registered to vote as a Democrat in Washington, D.C.

The date of that voter registration was October 15, 2012 — 22 days before the pivotal November 6 elections.

I explained that “Barry Soetoro” was young Obama’s name when he was adopted by Obama’s mother’s (Stanley Ann Dunham) second husband, the Indonesian Lolo Soetoro.

Lolo Soetoro and Stanley Ann Dunham were married on March 15, 1965, when little Barry was 4 years old. In 1967, when Barry was 6 years old, he and his mother joined Lolo in Indonesia. Barry lived in Indonesia from ages 6 to 10. In 1971, 10-year-old Barry was sent back to Honolulu to live with his maternal grandparents; Barry’s mom remained in Indonesia. The marriage between Dunham and Soetoro ended in 1980. (Source)

There is no record anywhere of Obama having changed his name from “Barry Soetoro” back to Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

When I accessed the D.C. Board of Elections website on July 20, I took a screenshot of what I found so as to preserve evidence of what I’d found in case the information is scrubbed from the site. The screenshot shows the time and date on my laptop computer when I accessed Barry Soetoro’s voter registration information:

9:59 AM

7/20/2013

Click image below to enlarge!

Soetoro voter registration

I also invited readers to repeat the steps I had taken to verify Barry Soetoro’s voter registration for yourself. Here’s how:

1. Go to the website of the District of Columbia Board of Elections. Click here or go to: https://www.dcboee.org/voter_info/reg_status/.

2. Type in the first name: Barry; and the last name: Soetoro.

3. Type in the birth date of August 4, 1961 — Barack Obama’s birthdate, according to the White House’s website.

4. Type in the zip code 20500, the zip code for the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC, according to whitehouse.gov.

Well, today, I decided to do the search again.

So I  went on the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics website and repeated the search for “Barry Soetoro,” and — SURPRISE, SURPRISE! – got this message:

“The Board of Elections and Ethics does not have a record matching the information you supplied.”

Here’s a screenshot I took, showing the time and date when I did the search:

12:47 PM

7/27/2013

Click image below to enlarge!Soetoro voter registration

Sonoran News sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics (DCBEE) director asking for a copy of the voter registration, if Soetoro voted in the Nov. 6, 2012 election, and what the process is for verifying voter registrations submitted by mail and online. This is the response from Senior Staff Attorney Terri Stroud at the DCBEE Office of the General Counsel:

“I am writing to acknowledge the receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated July 22, 2013.  In accordance with D.C. Official Code § 2-532(c), I will either make the documents you have requested, or a legally segregable portion thereof, available to you, or notify you of my determination not to make the requested documents available, on or before Monday, August 12, 2013, which is the 15th business day after the date upon which I received your request.”

As Yogi Berra would say, this is déja vu all over again.

Recall that Social Security Death Index had alleged Sandy Hook massacre gunman Adam Lanza’s date-of-death as one day before the massacre. Then when bloggers discovered that, the information was scrubbed and Lanza’s date-of-death was changed to the day of the massacre, December 14, 2012. See:

UPDATE (July 31, 2013):

Tim Brown of Freedom Outpost found some interesting and very important information on the DC Board of Elections website (colored red below). In a press release dated June 14, 2010, the DC Board of Elections wrote:

The Board’s regulations direct that any voter whose mail is returned undeliverable is to be deleted from the voter registration list if they do not cast a ballot and fail to respond to notices over the next two subsequent general elections for federal office. However, the Board does not entirely delete any record from its voter registration database. While records of individuals removed from the list of registered voters are marked as ‘deleted’ and do not appear in the poll book at precincts on Election Day, the record itself remains on file permanently and can be reinstated.

District residents are encouraged to register to vote or update their registration using the Board’s online tool at http://www.dcboee.org and to submit their completed voter registration application by mail by August 16, 2010. Between August 17 and August 30, residents can only register in person at the Board’s office. Once early voting begins on August 30 and at the polls on Election Day, residents can only register and cast a ballot if they bring with them a current photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, or government document listing their current address. Those individuals will be required to cast a special ballot, which will only be counted if the Board verifies that the voter meets all qualifications and has provided proper proof of residence.

Since Barry Soetoro had registered to vote in the District of Columbia on October 15, 2012, which was 15 days after August 30 when early voting had already begun, this means that Soetoro could only have registered in person, with a current photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, or government document listing his current address at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Furthermore, one wonders why the record of his registration was deleted after less than a year. According to the DC Board of Elections, they don’t do this. Thus, the plot thickens.

~Eowyn

Sandy Hook phony documents – Open Thread

FOR TECHIES ONLY!

This thread is a continuation of my Jan. 16, 2013 post, “Guide on how to talk to children about Sandy Hook 4 days BEFORE massacre,” because the discussion on that thread is very long and unwieldy.

The purpose of this thread is to enable those readers with the technical expertise to uncover document fraud — Peter, here, David Bourde, Derrick Smithers, et al — to write comments without scrolling through, at last count, 163 comments.

I will keep this thread on FOTM’s front page, for easier access, until the discussion has exhausted itself.

Here’s a screenshot of the Arlington Red Devils page from Google cache:

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~Eowyn

Another Sandy Hook fundraiser that pre-dates the massacre

In addition to the four memorial-donation webpages for Sandy Hook victims which were created one to three days before the massacre, and the Crisis Management Institute guide on how to talk to children about the massacre which also predated the massacre, here’s another pre-massacre webpage.

YouCaring.com is a free online fundraising site. This is how it describes itself:

YouCaring.com is a simple, FREE online platform created for people who want to fundraise for causes they care about. From medical expenses, to memorials and mission trips or even pet care — if it’s important to you it qualifies you to set up a free online fundraiser. We provide you with customizable personal fundraising webpages to help you spread your cause and raise support.

Good-hearted Cathy Canfield, a child therapist, set up a fundraiser on YouCaring.com to help children in Newtown, CT, to cope with the terrible massacre of 20 first-grade students and 6 adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.

Canfield’s fundraiser page on YouCaring.com does not give a date for its inception, but Canfield referred to the Sandy Hook shootings as “yesterday’s tragedy” and that donation must be made ASAP because her “plan is to leave tomorrow (12.16.12)” for Newtown, CT. All of which suggests that she had created her fundraiser page on Dec. 15, 2012, a day after the Sandy Hook massacre. Indeed, the 20 donations she’s received, totaling at least $1360 (two donations are of unknown “hidden amount”), are all dated Dec. 16, 2012.

This is what her page on YouCaring.com says:

Support Free Play Sessions to Connecticut Children

Organizer:

Beneficiary: Cathy Canfield

In response to yesterday’s tragedy, I plan to put my skills to work and provide some much needed help to the children affected by the Sandy Hook Shootings.

I practice child-centered play therapy, which I do because it has been proven to work time and again in a wide variety of situations, including trauma, at my private practice www.childrenscounselingofalexandria.com.  If a child sees me only once, during that time I can provide emotional relief that they may not otherwise experience right now.

In order to do so, i need your help with expenses. I have set my goal at $1500 to cover my expenses  Because I am not going through another agency, this money goes directly towards helping.

The plan is to leave tomorrow (12.16.12), so donate what you can right now and tell your friends about it. And if somehow, I cannot raise enough money to go, I will refund any amount donated.

After having raised $1620 of her stated goal of $2000, Canfield closed down her fundraiser. Here’s a screenshot I just took of Canfield’s page (in case YouCaring.com takes it down):

Canfield fundraiser

The only problem is this:

There’s an article by JesseW, a frequent blogger (therefore a staff member) of YouCaring.com, about Cathy Canfield’s Sandy Hook fundraiser. But JesseW’s blog about Canfield’s fundraiser is dated December 14, 2012, 06:45. (More on the 06:45 time later.)

Here’s a screenshot I just took of JesseW’s blog (in case it is scrubbed from the site), followed by the article in its entirety (note that JesseW mistakenly gave the date for the Sandy Hook massacre as December 15, instead of December 14, 2012).

YouCaring

Holiday Fundraiser for Newtown Students

by JesseW 14. December 2012 06:45

Cathy Canfield Fundraiser

Generosity is a Gift That Keeps Giving

For the families in Newtown CT, this holiday season has been one that will be forever engrained with the tragedies that took place on December 15th, 2012. To help, many very generous people have gone well out of their way to express their care and support. Today we want to feature one of these generous and inspiring people, who is giving their best to support their fellow Americans.

Meet Cathy Canfield, Cathy is a child therapist from Alexandria, VA who is doing everything in her ability to help the children of Newtown. When Cathy heard about the tragedy that took place on Friday the 15th, she knew that she could help in some way. She wrote a small post on Facebook that mentioned her desire to drive to Newtown and put her skills to good use during this difficult time. After a bit of encouragement from some friends who saw the post, Cathy decided to create a free online fundraiser to help her secure the funds she needed. Not long after, and to much surprise she found that she had raised $2,100 with the help of her friends. Cathy then proceeded to contact the schools to find where her skills could be best put to use. Unfortunately, the only thing Cathy heard back was that there had already been so much help and support given to the town that they did not know if Cathy could even get an opening.

After hearing this news, Cathy decided that she would still try and help in any way possible. She contacted her donors and explained her situation, some requested their donation back and others gave it willingly to Cathy to be used as she saw fit. Cathy is now left with $1,000 which will go to the people of Newtown. You can visit her fundraising site, or start your own today on YouCaring.com. 

The “free online fundraiser to help” to which JesseW refers is Cathy Canfield’s Sandy Hook fundraiser page on YouCaring.com — a page that presumably was created on December 15, 2012, a day after the massacre. But why is it that JesseW’s blog about Canfield’s fundraiser has a date of “14. December 2012 06:45″?

To the alert reader who asks if the “14″ in “14. December 2012 06:45″ represents a sequential number assigned to JesseW’s blogs (as in the 14th blog posted by JesseW), I refer you to YouCaring.com’s archived links to all of JesseW’s blogs, especially to page 4 showing a 4-day gap between her “31. December 2012 07:53″ blog, “6 Tips For Crowd-funding,” and her “27. December 2012 03:44″ blog, “Funeral Fundraiser For a Young Man Shot On Christmas Eve.”

In other words, the “14. December 2012 06:45″ of JesseW’s blog about Cathy Canfield’s Sandy Hook fundraiser on YouCaring.com, refers to the date, month, year, and time when the article was published on YouCaring.com.

Not only is that a day BEFORE Canfield presumably had created her fundraiser on YouCaring.com, there is still another problem with JesseW’s December 14 blog: its time-stamp of 06:45.

06:45 means 6:45 a.m. because YouCaring.com runs on military time as proved by the timestamp on this post:
http://www.youcaring.com/blog/post/2013/01/01/Help-Raise-Money-for-A-Family-Who-Lost-Their-Mother-to-Heart-Disease.aspx

YouCaring.com’s IP server is in San Antonio,Texas. You can see that for yourself by going to Freewebsitereport.org.

YouCaring.com IP

San Antonio, Texas is on Central Time — which means a time-stamp of 06:45 is 07:45 Eastern time, which is two full hours before Lanza allegedly shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School.

We are told that sometime before 9:30 a.m. EST on December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot his mother with a .22 Marlin rifle at their Newtown home. Adam then drove his mother’s car to Sandy Hook Elementary School. At about 9:35 a.m., Adam shot his way through a locked glass door at the front of the school.

Wait. It gets better.

YouCaring.com’s server is running on GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), which means that JesseW’s blog’s time-stamp of 06:45 GMT is actually 01:45 EST, that is, a full seven hours before the massacre.

You can see for yourself that YouCaring.com runs on GMT by going here (http://www.hscripts.com/tools/HVLT/apa-version.php), then plug in YouCaring.com’s IP (198.61.196.29), which will show you that the server works on Greenwich Mean Time.

To conclude, a blog written by a staff member of YouCaring.com, about a fundraiser for children affected by the Sandy Hook massacre, was posted onto the web on December 14, 2012 — SEVEN hours before the massacre took place.

H/t the brilliant FOTM reader Tony who alerted me to JesseW’s blog’s time-stamp, and patiently showed me how to verify the time-stamp.

UPDATE:

3 hours after I published this post, a reader “David Burke” wrote a comment (scroll down to read it) alerting me to his blog, wherein he posted a screenshot he took of another blog by JesseW on YouCaring.com: “Fundraiser for the Families Involved in the Tragic Newtown, CT Shootings.” This blog has a date of 10 December 2012 08:56, FOUR days before the Sandy Hook massacre! Here’s the screenshot he took:

youcaring-JesseW

~Eowyn

Obama to announce most aggressive gun-control plan in 45 years

Not letting a crisis go to waste, the POS in the White House is striking while the iron is hot.

Tomorrow, Jan. 15, 2013 — a month and two days after the Sandy Hook school massacre — the POS will formally announce the most aggressive and expansive national gun-control agenda in generations as he presses Congress to mandate background checks for all firearm buyers and prohibit assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.

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Philip Rucker reports for the Washington Post, Jan. 15, 2013, that in the weeks ahead, Obama will attempt to rally popular support to bend the will of lawmakers to vote for what he considers the ideal, not merely the possible.

Tomorrow, as he announces his gun control plan, Obama will be surrounded by children invited to attend. The children allegedly had written letters to Obama after last month’s shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which killed 20 first grade children and 6 adults.

In addition to background checks and restrictions on military-style guns and ammunition magazines, Obama is expected to propose mental health and school safety initiatives such as more federal funding for police officers in schools, according to lawmakers and interest group leaders whom White House officials briefed on the plans.

Obama also is expected to present up to 19 executive orders, including enhanced federal scientific research on gun violence and a modernized federal database system to track guns, criminals and the mentally ill.

Most of these actions are relatively narrow in scope, however, and experts have said that without accompanying legislation they will do little to curb gun violence, at least in the near term.

Asked about the constraints on Obama’s executive powers, the POS’s mouthpiece Jay Carney said, “It is a simple fact that there are limits on what can be done within existing law.”

Obama’s proposals amount to the most comprehensive federal regulations of the firearms industry since 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson acted in the aftermath of high-profile assassinations.

Read the rest of the Washington Post article here.

As you watch the POS make the announcement tomorrow, just remember that he recently signed a bill that provides retired U.S. presidents — which he presumably will be after 2016 — with the Secret Service’s armed protection for life.

H/t FOTM’s Tina and Ken L.

~Eowyn

Alabama Supreme Court rules unborn humans are “persons with rights”

God the Father

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you….” -Jeremiah 1:5

baby AtkinsDuring a C-section, Alicia Atkin’s daughter, Nevaeh (“heaven” spelled backwards) reached out and grasped the gloved fingers of a doctor.

On Friday, January 11, 2012, the Alabama Supreme Court of the State of Alabama made a ruling directly challenging the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade 40 years ago.

As reported by John-Henry Westen for LifeSiteNews, in a case brought by Amanda Kimbrough who admitted to smoking meth three days before the premature birth of her son 25-weeks-old Timmy, who died 19 minutes after birth from “accute methamphetamine intoxication,” the Alabama Supreme Court rules:

“The decision of this Court today is in keeping with the widespread legal recognition that unborn children are persons with rights that should be protected by law.

Today, the only major area in which unborn children are denied legal protection is abortion, and that denial is only because of the dictates of Roe.

Furthermore, the decision in the present cases is consistent with the Declaration of Rights in the Alabama Constitution, which states that ‘all men are equally free and independent; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’”

The case, Ankrom v. State of Alabama, involved the consolidation of two cases, which addressed the question of whether Alabama’s law against chemical endangerment of children can be applied to unborn children who are exposed to illegal drugs in utero. Courts of appeal in Alabama have upheld convictions of mothers who were charged under the chemical endangerment law, when their children tested positive for illegal drugs at birth.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange welcomed the ruling in a statement: “The Court has ratified our argument that the public policy of our state is to protect life, both born and unborn. It is a tremendous victory that the Alabama Supreme Court has affirmed the value of all life, including those of unborn children whose lives are among the most vulnerable of all.”

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, which had filed a brief in the case, said Liberty Counsel “applauds” the decision:

“In personal injury, criminal, and wills and estate law, the trend has been to recognize the unborn child as a human with legal protections, not merely a ‘potential’ human being. The U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion cases are an aberration to law and stand on an island by themselves, and that island will one day disappear.”

Liberty Counsel’s brief in the case provided the Alabama Supreme Court with a historical review of legal protection for unborn children, dating from ancient Greece to the present day, which points out that common law in England and the United States, with support from the medical and legal professions, had recognized that “[l]ife is the immediate gift of God, a right inherent in every individual; and it begins in contemplation of law as soon as an infant is able to stir in the mother’s womb.”

This understanding remained the prevailing view in the United States through the middle of the 20th Century, when a societal shift prompted a “liberalization” of criminal laws, including restrictions against abortion, culminating in the abortion cases, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. In those cases the Supreme Court held that unborn children are not “persons” protected by the right to life set forth in the Constitution.

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Even the doctors who perform abortions recognize that the “fetus” they kill actually is human life. Here are some revealing quotes:

  • “They [the women] are never allowed to look at the ultrasound because we knew that if they so much as heard the heart beat, they wouldn’t want to have an abortion.” –Dr. Randall, former abortionist
  • “Even now I feel a little peculiar about it, because as a physician I was trained to conserve life, and here I am destroying it.” -Dr. Benjamin Kalish, abortionist
  • “You have to become a bit schizophrenic. In one room, you encourage the patient that the slight irregularity in the fetal heart is not important, that she is going to have a fine, healthy baby. Then, in the next room you assure another woman, on whom you just did a saline abortion, that it is a good thing that the heartbeat is already irregular… she has nothing to worry about, she will NOT have a live baby… All of a sudden one noticed that at the time of the saline infusion there was a lot of activity in the uterus. That’s not fluid currents. That’s obviously the fetus being distressed by swallowing the concentrated salt solution and kicking violently and that’s to all intents and purposes, the death trauma… somebody has to do it, and unfortunately we are the executioners in this instance.” -Dr. John Szenes, abortionist
  • “I got to where I couldn’t stand to look at the little bodies anymore.”Dr. Beverly McMillan, former abortionist
  • Sorrow, quite apart from the sense of shame, is exhibited in some way by virtually every woman for whom I performed an abortion, and that’s 20,000 as of 1995. The sorrow is revealed by the fact that most women cry at some point during the experience… The grieving process may last from several days to several years… Grief is sometimes delayed… The grief may lie sublimated and dormant for years.” – Dr. Susan Poppema, abortionist
  • We know that it’s killing, but the state permits killing under certain circumstances.” – Dr. Neville Sender, abortionist

Meanwhile, despite a new poll finding that 83% of Americans — more than 4 of every 5 — favor significant limitations on what is now essentially abortion on demand, the slaughter of the innocents continues unabated in the Land of the Free and the Brave.

As William Bigelow reports for Breitbart, in 2011, Planned Parenthood aborted a child every 94 seconds, to a total of 333,964 abortions, supported by $542.4 million in taxpayer dollars.

That figure of 333,964 abortions is 4,519 more than the 329,445 abortions of a year ago, and 17 thousand times the number of precious children who were killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School.

And yet America went into a paroxysm over 20 innocents massacred in Newtown, Connecticut, but no one — certainly not the ravenous headline-chasing Establishment Media — batted an eye over the slaughter of 17 thousands times that number in Planned Parenthood “health care clinics” across America.

In America today, hundreds attended a candlelight vigil for the death of an elk in Boulder, Colorado — a city with one of the country’s most notorious late-term abortion facilities, run by Dr. Warren Hern, who wrote the first medical textbook on abortion procedures after the Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in the U.S. In another of his written published works, the good doctor describes the human race as a “malignant eco-tumor” destroying the earth.

Go figure.

H/t FOTM’s Stephanie O. and Anon

~Eowyn

Most Evangelical Christian leaders now favor gun control

If I only had my gun

If you’re a political cynic and skeptic about the official version of the Sandy Hook massacre, who harbor even the tiniest suspicion that it might be a “false flag” event to advance a covert agenda, you will find this news of interest. (For reasons to be skeptical, see FOTM’s posts on Sandy Hook by going to our “Internet Rumors” page.)

A non-scientific poll of U.S. Evangelical church leaders finds that a majority of them now favor some form of gun control. Although the poll is non-scientific, and thus non-representative and the results cannot be generalized to all U.S. Evangelical leaders, even less to Christians who call themselves evangelicals, the findings surely will be used by the gun-control advocates to buttress their position.

Stoyan Zaimov reports for the Christian Post, Jan. 11, 2013, that the majority of Evangelical Christian leaders in America now support stricter gun regulations following December’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 young children and 6 adults were fatally shot.

In a poll conducted by the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), 73% of church leaders agreed that there needs to be stricter gun regulations, in hopes that tragedies, such as the ones that occurred in Newtown, can be prevented or minimized in the future.

NAE president Leith Anderson said: “Evangelicals are pro-life and deeply grieve when any weapons are used to take innocent lives. The evangelical leaders who responded to the NAE survey support the Second Amendment right to bear arms but also want our laws to prevent the slaughter of children.”

In an email to The Christian Post, Anderson added that there are many possible reasons for America’s gun violence crisis: “They include sin in our society, violent video games, political polarization, gun availability, mental illness and many more. There are many reasons and some validity to most of them. Vice President Biden is suggesting that an immediate and major research effort seek to find primary causes so that we can tackle the problem. Until that research is reported we should engage in a robust conversation about the causes and do what we can to stop the violence.”

Of the 27% of respondents to the NAE poll who did not see stricter gun control as the solution, most said that gun control alone cannot stop incidents like the Sandy Hook school shooting. Phil Whipple, Bishop of the United Brethren in Christ, said, “I would not oppose a ban on assault weapons. However, I don’t see this as an action that would eradicate the kinds of violent acts that occurred in Newtown.”

The Evangelical Leaders Survey is a monthly non-scientific poll of the NAE Board of Directors, for which the organization says it does not release raw data.

~Eowyn

It’s open season on gun rights

fight for your rights

In the wake of the horrible Sandy Hook school massacre on December 14, 2012, true to Obama’s former chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel’s advice to “never let a crisis go to waste,” the Left have been busy little beavers, churning out one gun control initiative after another.

Here’s the rundown.

At the National or Federal Level:

1. On the first day of the new 113th Congress last Thursday, 10 bills were introduced relating to gun violence, most of which came from Demoncrats seeking new restrictions on gun ownership. They are:

  • H.R. 137: requires people prohibited from buying firearms to be listed in a national database.
  • H.R. 138: prohibits the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition clips.
  • H.R. 141: requires criminal background checks on all firearms transactions at gun shows, which would close the so-called gun-show loophole.
  • H.R. 142: requires face-to-face purchases of ammunition, the licensing of ammunition dealers, and the reporting of bulk ammo purchases. HR 137, 138, 141, and 142 were introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), whose husband was shot to death in 1993.
  • H.R. 34 and H.R. 177: tighten firearms licensing requirements. Introduced by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) and Rush Holt (D-N.J.), respectively.
  • H.R. 65: raises the eligibility age to carry a handgun from 18 to 21. Proposed by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas).
  • H.R. 21: requires background checks for all gun sales; gun owners must report when their guns have been stolen. Reintroduced by Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.).
  • Countering the above are H.R. 35 and H.R. 133 that would end federal law requiring that areas around schools be designated as “gun free zones.” Introduced by two freshman Republicans, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) and H.R. 133 from Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), in response to findings that violence in and around schools has increased since the gun free zone law took effect in 1990.

2. Companion bills to the above proposed House legislation could be introduced on the Senate side, but Senate leaders have reserved January 22 as the first day on which new Senate legislation can be proposed. However, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Ca.) already has prepared a bill, provisionally called the “2013 Feinstein Assault Weapons Legislation,” which seeks to ban the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of some 120 specifically-named firearms, including semiautomatic rifles, shotguns, and certain handguns; as well as requires that grandfathered firearms be registered.

3. Yesterday, VPOS Joe Biden revealed that the POS might use yet another executive order to deal with guns: “”There are executive orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.”

4. In remarks today before a meeting with the NRA, VPOS Joe Biden intimated the Obama regime is seriously considering outlawing unregulated “private” gun sales.

At the State Level (source: Breitbart):

1. In Connecticut, where alleged Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza violated dozens of gun laws, the legislature thinks the solution is more laws. A new bill proposed by State Senator Beth Bye would create a massive 50% sales tax on the sale of ammo and magazines, ban ammo buying via internet, and limit the sale of ammo to those with a gun permit.

2. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has actually publicly pitched all-out gun confiscation (or alternatively, forced gun buybacks), is now preparing new legislation designed to strip New Yorkers of “assault weapons,” as well as restrict the size of magazines.

3. In Illinois, the state legislature is considering a bill to ban vast swaths of semi-automatic weapons and magazines, as well as destroy shooting ranges.

4. In Chicago, which has the distinction of having some of America’s worst rates of crimes involving guns despite stringent gun control laws, there are calls for more gun regulation. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking the Illinois legislature to ban “assault weapons”.

5. In Maryland, Gov. Martin O’Malley is pushing for more gun regulation.

6. In California, legislators are considering harsh regulation on sale of ammunition.

7. In Florida, the Democratic House is looking to prevent concealed weapon permit holders from taking their guns to public events.

8. In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie says, “you’ve got to do stuff on guns.”

10. In Iowa, State Rep. Dan Muhlbauer told a local newspaper, “We cannot have big guns out here … the semi-automatics and all of them…. Those are not hunting weapons. We need to get them off the streets…. Those guns should not be in the public’s hands. There are just too many guns.”

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H/t WildBillAlaska for the posters!

See also:

~Eowyn

Where is Sandy Hook school’s surveillance video?

Sandy Hook

There’s one way to resolve questions about whether Adam Lanza was the lone gunman (or even a gunman at all) who murdered 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct.

Did you know that the school had a security surveillance system?

Indeed, WTNH Channel 8 reports, Dec. 14, 2012, that the school had sent a letter to parents on the installation of a new security and surveillance system at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. Here’s the letter:


Dear Members of our Sandy Hook Family,

Our district will be implementing a security system in all elementary schools as part of  our ongoing efforts to ensure student safety. As usual, exterior doors will be locked during the day. Every visitor will be required to ring the doorbell at the front entrance and the office staff will use a visual monitoring system to allow entry. Visitors will still be required to report directly to the office and sign in. If our office staff does not recognize you, you will be required to show identification with a picture id. Please understand that with nearly 700 students and over 1000 parents representing 500 SHS families, most parents will be asked to show identification.

Doors will be locked at approximately 9:30 a.m. Any student arriving after that time must be walked into the building and signed in at the office. Before that time our regular drop-off procedures will be in place. I encourage all parents to have their children come to school and return home on the bus and to remain in school for the entire school day. The beginning and ending of our school day are also important instructional times and therefore we want all our students to reap the benefits of full participation in our program.

We need your help and cooperation for our system to work effectively. Our office staff is handling multiple tasks. Though they will work diligently to help you into the building as quickly as possible, there may be a short delay until someone can view you on the handset and allow you to come in electronically. There are times during the day when office personnel are on the telephone, addressing student concerns, or in the copy room; there are other times when only one person is in the front office. Please help our staff by identifying yourself and provide your child’s name. Keep in mind we will be following our district guidelines which may need revision once we test the system.

Please know your involvement continues to be critical to our school’s effectiveness and your child’s success. We continue to encourage and value your presence in our classrooms and are counting on your cooperation with the implementation of this safety initiative.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Hochsprung

Sandy Hook school map

We are told that sometime before 9:30 a.m. EST on December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, age 52, with a .22 Marlin rifle at their Newtown home. Adam Lanza then drove his mother’s car to Sandy Hook Elementary School.

At about 9:35 a.m., using his mother’s Bushmaster XM-15, Lanza shot his way through a locked glass door at the front of the school. Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy disclosed that Lanza had broken into the school by firing a volley of bullets through a secured door. After killing 26, Lanza then killed himself when he heard police arriving.

A commenter on the American Everyman blog, Scott Groves, writes:

“I’ve been asking this question for the last few days. I’ve asked 2 reporters on twitter about it last night and both refused to look into the video from the school. After they refused to be journalists, they blocked me.”

So where’s the school’s surveillance video showing Lanza — and Lanza alone — breaking through the secured door?

If I were the parent of one of the 20 child victims, I would demand to see that video.

UPDATE (Oct. 22, 2013):

I finally found evidence that Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) indeed did have at least a video cam installed at its front door – an ABCNews video said so. This is the screenshot I took at the 2:05 mark of a long video by citizen journalist Brendan Hunt (aka Xrayultra Studio) who went to the school and took raw footage around the school’s perimeter. (For Brendan’s video, go to my post, “Citizen journalist’s raw footage of Sandy Hook school“.)

Sandy Hook 2-05

~Eowyn

Ben Swann: Are recent shootings the work of lone gunman?

Ben Swann, news anchor and investigative reporter for Channel Fox 19 in Cincinnati, is that rare journalist who’s actually curious and asks impolite questions instead of parrot the group-think that passes for journalism in America today.

Here’s Swann asking whether a lone gunman really is responsible for the recent spate of shootings in Newtown, CT; Aurora, CO; and that Sikh Temple in Wisconsin.

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~Eowyn