Monthly Archives: January 2013

Virginia Stands for Life Update; Board of Health Comment Period Begins January 22

From The Brenner Brief:

On January 9, 2013, Virginia Stands for Life Prayer Walk and Prayer Rally was held in Richmond, VA at the Capitol Bell Tower. In attendance were nearly 1,000 Virginians who value life from conception to maturity, regardless of ability.

The event, sponsored by more than two dozen pro-life organizations, was held to celebrate life and let Virginia lawmakers know residents support them after they passed several pro-life laws during last year’s legislative session. Speakers included Olivia Gans Turner, the President of Virginia Society For Human Life, the Virginia affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee, Inc. (NRLC); Burke Balch, J.D., the Director of Powell Center for Medical Ethics at NRLC; Ryan Bomberger, who founded The Radiance Foundation with his wife Bethany; and Victoria Cobb, President of The Family Foundation.

The event commenced with a prayer walk at 9th and Grace Streets and followed two routes. Groups of 10 – 12 individuals were assigned to a pastor or prayer leader and a guide as they walked to the Capitol Bell Tower. The four stops along the way…

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23 executive orders — the full list

None of it would have prevented Sandy Hook, or Fort Hood, or Aurora, or Gabby Giffords… but having the children there makes nice theater when you’re setting the stage to violate the Constitution and infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Never let a crisis go to waste.

23 executive orders — the full list.

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None of it would have prevented Sandy Hook, or Fort Hood, or Aurora, or Gabby Giffords… but having the children there makes nice theater when you’re setting the stage to violate the Constitution and infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Never let a crisis go to waste.

The Brenner Brief

The following is a list, provided by the White House, of executive actions President Obama plans to take to address gun violence.

1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.

2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.

3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.

4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.

5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.

6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how…

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Timely when you consider the President and Vice President have purposed going so far as to issue an Executive Order to bypass the Constitution and our fundamental rights as citizens of the United States. The ability to defend yourself is essential to liberty.

The Brenner Brief

The following quotes by the authors of the Second Amendment, their contemporaries, various state and federal courts, and others should be useful in the debate over whether that amendment protects a right of individuals or only the military. The Second Amendment states: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

all in favor of gun control“On every question of construction (of the Constitution) let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” (Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, June 12, 1823, The Complete Jefferson, p. 322)

“The whole of the Bill (of Rights) is a declaration of the…

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With our freedoms under attack, it is more important than ever that we stand together and support the businesses and people who make America great! Support Hobby Lobby today.

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