May 11, 2013

New Jersey Dems Caught on Hot Mic Wanting to ‘Confiscate, Confiscate, Confiscate … Their Little Guns’

How many times have we heard establishment press members, particularly broadcasters, insist that no one on the left side of the gun control discussion wants to take away anyone’s guns? Just a few examples include CNN’s Piers Morgan, CNN’s Carol Costello, and MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, even after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was quoted in the New York Times before Christmas saying that “confiscation could be an option.” Currently, New York, as Hot Air’s Jazz Shaw noted in late April, actually is confiscating guns, based on “the exercise of reasonable professional judgment” of “mental health professionals.”

Though I’m sure they’ll try, the deniers are going to have a hard time explaining away what the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs has reported with accompanying audio. After the conclusion of a hearing of New Jersey’s Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, an open mic captured the following discussion among three Democratic senators (HT PolitiChicks via Instapundit; internal link and bolds are in original):

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Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (051113)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

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Positivity: Thousands expected at March for Life in Rome

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Rome:

May 9, 2013 / 04:03 pm

More than 15,000 people are expected to gather outside the historic Roman Coliseum on May 12 to take part in the third March for Life.

Included among expected participants are leading representatives of pro-life originations from around the world, as well as members of the clergy and European royalty.

Lila Rose, the president of undercover investigative group Live Action, and Nicholas Windsor, the son of the Duchess of Kent and grandson of Queen Elizabeth of England, are only a few of the leading figures who are expected to join in the March.

The march will be preceded by a conference on bioethics at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum and a prayer vigil on May 11, led by the prefect of the Apostolic Signature, Cardinal Raymond Burke.

The spokesman for the March, Virginia Coda Nunciante, told CNA, that “the main purpose of the march is to stop and to say ‘no’ to the 1978 law that legalized abortion in Italy, causing the deaths of more than five million children.”

“There are many dioceses and parishes that are committed to coming, in addition to the 120 movements and associations that have joined in this initiative,” she continued.

“ Let us take to the streets to reiterate a great yes to life, the first of all rights, because without life no other right can exist, and that is why we have so many families with children with us.”

“The defense of life is not only the responsibility of Catholics, but all those who acknowledge the existence of a natural law, written on the heart of each man which prohibits the killing of the innocent,” Coda said. “Abortion not only violates Catholic morality, but also natural law, which is valid for every man in every age and in all places.” …

Go here for the rest of the story.