All Charges Dropped Against Teen Who Refused To Remove NRA T-Shirt
He was charged with obstructing an officer when he wouldn’t stop talking and faced one YEAR in jail.
Last week, the prosecutor for his case made it clear they were going to move forward with the charge.
After the media started to pick up on the story, the prosecutor went so far as to threaten the teen with a gag order.
Now, out of the blue, all charged against Marcum have been dropped.
His mother, Tanya Lardieri, was overcome with happiness when she signed the dismissal order, making it official that the criminal charges against her son are dropped.
She said, “It should have come sooner but it’s done and we don’t have to have that concern anymore about him having a criminal record. I’m just glad that it’s over. His mother is glad it’s over.”
Ben White, Marcum’s lawyer, said he has heard of too many incidents where children are punished for innocent behavior, due to a political agenda. He said Marcum’s case is a win for common sense.
A win for common sense, indeed!
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Colt’s And Black Hills Ammunition Partner To Offer Specialized Colt Ammunition
June 27, 2013
Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC has teamed up with Black Hills Ammunition to sell Colt-branded ammunition that is specifically tuned for Colt tactical and competition rifles.
“We are thrilled to offer Colt customers ammunition that matches the high quality of Colt rifles,” said Joyce Rubino, vice president of marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing.
“The bar was set very high in the development and manufacturing process with Black Hills, and it really shows in the performance of the ammunition.”
During the development process, this line of ammo was ballistically tested in Colt rifles with a requirement of consistent five-shot MOA groups at 500 yards (5-shot groups of 5 inches or less at 500 yards).
This performance benchmark has been dubbed the “Triple Nickel.”
“We’re very proud of the ‘Triple Nickel’ requirement of this ammunition,” said Rubino.
“Our goal with Black Hills was to bring to market a superior line of ammunition for sport shooters to use in Colt rifles, and we feel we have achieved this through the partnership with Black Hills.”
The initial offerings from Colt and Black Hills Ammunition will include 55-grain and 77-grain match bullets from Sierra Bullet Company, and are designed for rifles chambered for 5.56×45 NATO.
The Colt–Black Hills ammo will be available through Midway USA.
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Liberals seek to enact Gun Tax as alternative gun control
June 27, 2013
With the failure of the gun control lobby to pass a national bill, liberals have now turned their attention to individual states.
Several states have already seen the passing of intensified gun control bills in their state, including Connecticut,
New York, and Colorado. As the momentum of measures like these slows down, the left is now looking to enact a specialized gun tax on firearm purchases.
Chicago was the first to pass a new gun tax recently. Since April, Chicago buyers are required to pay an additional $25 on top of the price of the firearm.
California, of course, has been quick to follow.
While debates are still in process, the California legislators are considering a 10 percent tax on concealable weapons and a nickel-per-round tax on ammunition.
The list of other states considering a gun tax includes Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada and Washington.
Representative Sam Graves (R-Missouri), on the other hand, is taking measures to stop gun tax attempts nationwide.
His legislation would make it illegal for states or municipalities to impose increased taxes for guns and ammunition.
In explaining his efforts, Rep. Graves said, “When you place this outrageous tax on the sale of ammunition and firearms, it’s intended to curtail those rights.”
The gun tax is meant to have a social effect as well.
By grouping guns with other specially-taxed items—alcohol, tobacco, and gambling—the government expresses disapproval of the activity.
These measures show that many methods can be used to limit firearms, apart from an outright ban.
The gun tax is simply a more subtle way for gun control advocates to push their agenda without drawing the public eye.
Contact your representatives and let them know that you see these taxes for what they are—an unconstitutional effort to control firearms.