On Sept. 21, the San Francisco Examiner editors filed an editorial that implies there may be much more support for Montana's 10th Amendment agitation than some may think -- and from many different sources other than gun owners.
"There’s a growing movement on the part of states to override federal laws and regulations under the 10th Amendment, which reserves powers to the states not delegated to the federal government. So far, the battle lines have been drawn at Real ID, medical marijuana and firearms, but federally mandated health insurance may not be far behind.
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman in his Sept. 21 column on examiner.com blisters Seattle Mayor Greg Nickles for being "a masochist, yearning not only to be remembered as the mayor whose reign was called because of snow, but the man who also turned political defeat into public humiliation by opening the door to a lawsuit he – and in his wake, the city he should have served instead of trying to run – will certainly lose."
Workman is referring to the ousted mayor's last-ditch attempt to reimpose a gun ban in the city's park and recreation properties.
An amendment to end the complete gun prohibition on Amtrak trains passed overwhelmingly Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 68-30. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) offered the amendment to allow law-abiding gun owners to safely and legally transport firearms when they travel on Amtrak.
Current Amtrak regulations prohibit firearms in both checked and carry-on baggage. But Sen. Wicker’s amendment prohibits any federal taxpayer funding of Amtrak if it does not allow gun owners to transport firearms on trains in a manner similar to that of airlines.
Cleveland Gun Rights Examiner Daniel White pulls no punches in his Sept. 14 column on examiner.com: "Dave Stancliff is a columnist for The Times-Standard. He is a former newspaper editor and publisher," White writes. "He is also an idiot."
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman reminds Second Amendment activists that the 24th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in St. Louis is drawing near "and, already, the agenda looks ripe for sparks."
Utah gun owners are protesting Nevada's decision to reject Utah-issued concealed-weapon permits.
On July 1, the Nevada Sheriffs' and Chiefs' Association, which sets the Silver State's permit recognition requirements, dropped Utah from the list of states whose permit holders also may carry concealed firearms in Nevada.
Gun Owners of America was among the first to issue a five-alarm alert about the confirmation of Cass Sunstein as head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs by the Senate in a 57-40 vote on Sept. 11. There was plenty of alarm when Sustein, a bizarre Obama crony who not only supports gun control and opposes hunting, but actually believes animals should have the right to sue hunters, was nominated for this regulatory post.