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Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend

This weekend we remember those who have sacrificed for us.  Our service-members, our ancestors, our friends who have gone on before us.











Please Remember Those who have given everything for us.

And from the GBBL, please be safe this Memorial Day Weekend.  Get home safely.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NRA NEWS: Hogan signs SB 736, eliminates failed ballistics imaging program


Hey all –

Gov. Hogan signed SB 736 into law today.

If you're planning to cover, here's a quote from Chris Cox:  

"On behalf of the NRA's five million members, we applaud Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for signing into law Senate Bill 736 today. This is a necessary piece of legislation that removes a burdensome and ineffective regulation from the books," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action.

Here's the alert we sent out:



Maryland: Pro-Gun Bill Becomes Law
Your NRA-ILA is glad to report that Governor Larry Hogan (R) has signed into law Senate Bill 736.  
As previously reported, SB 736, sponsored by state Senator Edward Reilly (R-33), will eliminate the unnecessary database and failed ballistic fingerprint system from state law.  This pro-gun bill will remove an unnecessary burden from firearm manufacturers who are required to continue sending shell cases to a program that has been unfunded for years.  SB 736 was unanimously passed by the Maryland Senate on April 11, and passed by the House of Delegates on a 135 to 2 vote on April 13.
Please contact Governor Larry Hogan and thank him for signing this important piece of legislation into law. 
Thank you to NRA members and Second Amendment supporters who contacted their elected officials in support of these important laws.  Your support helped make the 2015 legislative session a successful one.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Manufacturers and Dealers B.O.L.

If anyone requests a T&E Firearm for "GreyLocke at the Gun Blog Black List", please do not send anything back to them, not even a response. And please forward the e-mails with full headers in HTML format to my e-mail address below. Please also take screen shots in .JPG, .GIF or .BMP format and send them as well. For the record, I DO NOT request T&E Firearms. I DO test ammunition, but for the most part I only test firearms I myself have personally purchased OR firearms borrowed from friends who personally purchased them for themselves. Also for my blogging purposes I ONLY use the below e-mail address. So if it is not from it, it's ISN'T me. My E-mail is greylocke (at) gmail (dot) com Thank You. Mark/GreyLocke

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NRA News Release - in re: shipping firearms internationally



NRA NEWS RELEASE
National Rifle Association • 11250 Waples Mill Road • Fairfax, VA 22030


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2015
FOR MORE INFORMATION
NRA Public Affairs (703) 267-3820


NRA Scores Important Victory for American Hunters and Sport Shooters


Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association today claimed victory for beating back an Obama administration policy that would have essentially stopped American hunters and sport shooters from travelling internationally with their personal firearms and ammunition.  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that it is returning to its previous system of facilitating the international transport of personal firearms and ammunition, after meeting with representatives from the NRA, firearms industry and sportsmen's groups, and key members of Congress.
"We are pleased that we have been able to reverse a bureaucratic nightmare that would have jeopardized the freedoms of law-abiding gun owners," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "On behalf of our five million members, I want to thank Senator John Hoeven and Representatives John Carter and Chris Stewart for their work to protect American hunters and sport shooters from a web of bureaucratic red-tape when traveling outside the United States."
CBP recently began enforcing regulatory changes requiring Americans travelling abroad to comply with commercial export requirements when transporting firearms and ammunition outside the U.S. for personal use. Under these requirements, in order to take personal firearms and ammunition to another country on a temporary visit, the individual would have to register the firearm in the Automated Export System (AES), after completing a 30 question test with 34 pages of user instructions, and provide their transaction number to CBP.
As the AES is designed for commercial exporters, it requires all users to obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS in order to access the system. According to the IRS, however, EINs are issued for business purposes, and applicants have to specify a business reason for obtaining one. This left American hunters and sport shooters with no recourse. In today's announcement, CBP affirmed that it will allow international hunters to use the same paper system they have used for years, while it works with the Department of State on automating that system in the future.
This is the second high-profile defeat of a proposed Obama administration anti-gun regulation in recent months. Earlier this year, the NRA led the effort to defeat an attempt by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives to ban commonly used rifle ammunition.
"It is clear that in the final years of his presidency, President Obama will stop at nothing to push his gun control agenda.  This merely underscores the importance of electing a pro-Second Amendment president in 2016," concluded Cox.
To learn more about the NRA's efforts to resolve this issue click here (https://www.nraila.org/articles/20150417/you-cant-get-there-from-here-obama-administration-shrugs-off-woes-of-international-travelers).


-NRA-

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and on Twitter @NRA.


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