Yet selling off public lands is still in the R 2016 party platform...why not the 2020 platform....thats right they didn't bother to update it for 2020 election...Ted is my guy! He is a through and through Conservative. Few completely ignore politicians they adore, the few policies they don't like. They tolerate them. Ted like other true Conservatives believe the Federal Government shouldn't own as much land in the west as they do. They believe in small Federal Government and the ginormous Forest Circus and BLM goes against that. They don't believe that is what was intended by the Founders and it wasn't. The Lousiana Purchase changed all that, because it was so huge!! I agree with the founders and the Conservatives. However, I don't want the majority of Western federal land transfered either, because I use it and want my children too.
I really think this should be up to the individual state.Yet selling off public lands is still in the R 2016 party platform...why not the 2020 platform....thats right they didn't bother to update it for 2020 election...
He needs to go along with any other Congressman you know by name, on both sides. If you know their name they have been there too long and they need to go get a real job and earn an honest living and quit stealing from the American people.
In places with more rigid term limits, it simply increases the power of the lobbyists and the executive branch.I like it. I'm good with 2 or 3 terms, then out!
(Nevada, this isn't a personal attack, so please don't take it as such. If I misinterpret your quote, let me know.)
This is a classic example of complacency.
If lawmakers only receive correspondence supporting gun control/bans, and don't receive any correspondence opposed, then what do you think they make of that?
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Do you mean to say that politicians don't currently use their influence (or insider knowledge) for personal gain, even though there are no term limits currently?In places with more rigid term limits, it simply increases the power of the lobbyists and the executive branch. It takes time to learn how these giant government entities work, and having a constant flow of rookies trying to learn the system just makes the whole thing less effective.
And the pension thing, wouldn't that simply encourage elected officials to use their influence for personal gain, knowing that they'd soon be without a job and without a financial safety net? I don't think that's a great idea.
Both ideas seem like good things on the surface, but there are always unintended consequences.
My state legislature doesn't provide a lot of comfort in that scenario. I'd be in favor of outlawing lobbying again. Limiting donations to personal contributions with a very very very low limit or vouchers. Overturn Citizens United vs FEC. Have open debates and no advertising.I like it. I'm good with 2 or 3 terms, then out!
While we're at it, repeal the 17A and let state legislatures assign their senator. No more campaigning! No longer beholden to lobbyists, just their state.
Great response...and I mostly agree with you.Thank you and this is a great question. No offense felt or taken.
I monitor these to see if they get out of committee. IF they get out of committee, THEN I call and write my representatives, both at the state and federal level. I have personally met with my state representative on these laws here in Nevada and was assured every time that they would go no where. Bu the ones that do not, then I go to the public comments at the state capitol. As for federal, again, I call my representative, as I have many times in the past.
I agree, we need to get involved, but not at EVERY turn, EVERY year, and EVERY stupid legislation. People worry for no reason. My favorite quote from Mark Twain:
"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened."
Uh ohHere is what Biden has announced that directly impact gun owners (2A) and hunting:
On his website, "Pres. Elect" Biden announced plan to:
1. Ban "assault weapons"
2. Ban "high capacity" magazines
3. Ban private transfers between friends and acquantances
4. Tax gun and ammunition sales
5. Ease restrictions on "red flag" laws, making it easier to confiscate guns based solely on accusations
6. Limit gun purchases to 1 per month
7. Prohibit anyone who has misdemeanor conviction of "hate" or "bias" from purchasing firearm
8. End the so called "Charleston loophole" which limits background check wait period to 3 days
9. Ban anyone with arrest warrant from purchasing ammo or guns
10. Ban online sales of ammo, firearms, kits, gun parts
11. Grants to states to setup gun registration and licensing requirements
In case anyone doubts the veracity of the list above, here is the direct link to his website: https://joebiden.com/gunsafety/
Please, stand together as gun owners and lobby your elected officials (and support some 2A lobby groups financially).
Edit 2: Removed today as date announced.
How do you measure "too much" though.Nukes aren't arms, didn't people explain this before? Arms are firearms. We should according to the 2nd Amendment own any type of firearm, however the 2nd Amendment has been infringed upon and we cannot. I'm not saying it would be good if there was no regulations on firearms, however I do say there is too much now. Way too much.
Probably because I was originally trained on and issued a Mini, and only after 15 years with that rifle was I told I had to transition to an AR. To me, the Mini was a lot simpler weapon to learn on, and to operate under stress. But that's probably just because that's what I learned on. When I go after pigs these days, I have a mini-30 with me. It stops pigs faster than the mini-14 and I don't have to waste rounds on pigs I've already shot because they are still running.