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The Wisdom Of Barnyard Bruke: "Senator Chuck Grassley Second Amendment Correspondence"

Greetings to ever one in western Illinois and all readers of The Quill.

Fer now, our milder winter weather has been replaced by temperatures a bit colder.

My thermometer showed 0 degrees F Sunday morn'n. Oh well, it is January and we can expect anything.

Senator Chuck Grassley

Second Amendment Correspondence

A reader sent some information pertain'n ta "The Scoop on the Second Amendment" which was complied by the U. S. Senate Judiciary committee chairman, Chuck Grassley. It was enterest'n enough, in light of recent political events concern'n the matter, that I am include'n it in this column fer your reflect just as I received it:

The Second Amendment

There's a lot of misinformation about the Second Amendment that many of us are seeing online, hearing on TV, or even reading in the newspaper. You might be interested in this list, along with the relevant facts, which I have compiled from current law, information obtained from law enforcement, and public sources regarding the Second Amendment. As always , feel free to call my office or e-mail me at the link above about this or any issue you're concerned about.

Myth #1: Firearm purchases at gun shows do not require background check due to the"gun show loophole."


Myth # 2: Gun shows lack any law enforcement presence and are a free-for-all for felons and other prohibited individuals to obtain firearms.


Myth #3 Individuals who purchase firearms on the Internet are not subject to background checks


Myth #4 President Obama's January 5, 2016 executive action on gun control represents a landmark change regarding gun control.


Myth # 5: The Obama Administration has made firearms enforcement a priortiy.


Myth #6: Mental health has nothing to do with gun control.


Myth # 7 Presdient Obama's executive action on gun control will thwart criminals' ability to obtain firearms.


Myth # 8: There is a general concensus in America that greater gun contrrol is needed to prevent mass shooting in the United States.


Myth #9 The terrrorist "no fly" list is a proper mechanism to bar Americans from purchasing firearms - President Barack Obama, Jan, 5, 2016


Myth # 10. Gun retailers need to step up and refuse to sell semi- automatic weapons President Barack Obama. Jan 5, 2016.


Well there ya have it then, just as I received it. It ought ta generate some serious discussion and reflection, depend'n on your persuasion on the matter.

Hope'n ta see ya in church this week and take time to call on someone in need of a friendly visit.

Remember, wherever ya is, whatever ya be a do'n, "BE A GOOD ONE!"

Keep on Smile'n,

Catch ya later,