Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Chicago Mayor: City Needs More Regulations on Federally Licensed Gun Dealers



Chicago Mayor: City Needs More Regulations on Federally Licensed Gun Dealers
by AWR Hawkins 24 Apr 2017
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) is pushing more gun control for Federal Firearms License holders (FFLs) in the city.

He couched the push as an attempt to fight straw purchases but did not mention that Illinois law already makes it illegal to sell a gun to someone who lacks the legal documentation to buy one and also prohibits someone from purchasing a gun for any individual who cannot legally purchase one themselves.

In fact, the NRA-ILA reports Illinois laws governing gun sales and transfers are some of the most stringent in the nation.

Regarding the sale of guns:

A person commits the offense of unlawful sale or delivery of firearms when he or she knowingly… Sells or transfers ownership of a firearm to a… person who does not display to the seller or transferor of the firearm either: (1) a currently valid Firearm Owner’s Identification Card that has previously been issued in the transferee’s name by the Department of State Police under the provisions of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act; or (2) a currently valid license to carry a concealed firearm that has previously been issued in the transferee’s name by the Department of State Police under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.

A violation of the Illinois law is a Class 4 felony that can result in up to three years in prison. 

And in addition to the rules barring sales to those not possessing a FOID card or concealed carry permit, another law–720 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/24-3.5–bars individuals from buying guns for persons prohibited from buying them for themselves:

A person commits the offense of unlawful purchase of a firearm who knowingly purchases or attempts to purchase a firearm with the intent to deliver that firearm to another person who is prohibited by federal or State law from possessing a firearm.

In addition to the Illinois laws against straw purchases, ATF form 4473 makes clear that the purchaser of the gun must be the actual buyer of the gun as well. This is a federal regulation against straw purchases that is in addition to the state laws.

Yet Emmanuel thinks more laws and regulations are in order.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Rahm I. Emanuel is the Chicago (IL) mayor, a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and was the White House chief of staff for the Barack Obama administration.

Note: Mayor Richard M. Daley
Gun control
"If it was up to me, no one except law enforcement officers would own a handgun. But I understand that's impractical," Daley told attendees at a conference of gun control advocates in Washington, D.C. in 1998, during his third term.[41][161] Daley was a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, an organization formed in 2006 and co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.[162] On January 17, 2006, during Daley's fifth term, at a joint press conference with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich calling for a statewide ban on semi-automatic assault weapons, Daley said, "If we are really to make the progress that we want, we have to keep the most dangerous weapons that are right here off of our streets."
Richard M. Daley was the Chicago (IL) mayor, Valerie B. Jarrett was his deputy chief of staff, Michelle Obama was his staffer, and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
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Newton N. Minow is a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
James S. Crown is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and the vice chairman for the Aspen Institute (think tank).
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Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Aspen Institute (think tank), and the Harlem Children's Zone.  
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone.
Walter Isaacson is the president & CEO for the Aspen Institute (think tank), and a director at the Bloomberg Family Foundation.
Bloomberg Family Foundation was a funder for the Aspen Institute (think tank). 
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George Lucas Family Foundation was a funder for Everytown for Gun Safety.
Mellody L. Hobson was a director at the George Lucas Family Foundation, and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Rahm I. Emanuel is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Chicago (IL) mayor, and was the White House chief of staff for the Barack Obama administration.

Monday, April 24, 2017

James O’Keefe Claims ‘Kicked Out’ of ACORN Documentary Premiere at Tribeca Fest



James O’Keefe Claims ‘Kicked Out’ of ACORN Documentary Premiere at Tribeca Fest
by Jerome Hudson 24 Apr 2017
Investigative journalist James O’Keefe claims he was “kicked out” of the premiere of ACORN and the Firestorm at the Tribeca Film Festival.

“They just kicked me out of the movie that is about me at the TriBeCa film festival. I had a ticket,” O’Keefe tweeted Sunday evening.

The Project Veritas president was attending the world premiere of a documentary that explores how the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and its nearly half million leftist activists helped elect Barack Obama president in 2008.

The film details how sting videos spearheaded by Andrew Breitbart and starring O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, exposed the organization’s government-funded left-wing political activity.

O’Keefe described a hostile scene outside the Cinepolis Chelsea 6, alleging that bodyguards were ordered to bar him from the premiere.

“Situation developing outside TriBeCa film festival. Bodyguards were told not let me in. People were screaming and cursing at me everywhere,” he tweeted.
O’Keefe, who appears briefly in the political documentary, has criticized the film.

“We passed these flyers out to correct the lies in @ReubenAtlas movie. I’ve never seen such hate up close and personal,” O’Keefe wrote in a Twitter post late Sunday.
 
The documentary’s co-director Reuben Atlas, however, says his attempts to interview O’Keefe for the documentary ultimately failed, resulting in his “small part in the film.”

“We reached out to Mr. O’Keefe to request an interview a number of times over a few years. He never said no, but he also never got back to us,” Atlas said. “Because he chose not to participate, he ended having only a small part in the film. So I was surprised to hear that he showed up to the world premiere tonight and wanted to be involved. I heard he was filming and passing out flyers.”

O’Keefe later accused Atlas of spreading “fake news” in his claim that he was “surprised” that O’Keefe showed up to the premiere.

“Since @THR h/t @DRUDGE said director @ReubenAtlas was surprised to see @JamesOKeefeIII at #Tribeca2017, here is rest of the story #FakeNews,” he tweeted along with what appears to be an email exchange between Atlas and Nicholas Evangelista, Project Veritas assistant media director, with a subject line: “Can we get a seat for James O’Keefe at your premiere?”
 
Tribeca Film Festival
Tribeca Enterprises is the operating company for the Tribeca Film Festival.

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William Morris Agency merged with the Endeavor Agency LLC., and merged into William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.
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Commercial Club of Chicago, Members Directory A-Z (Past Research)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
R. Eden Martin is the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and counsel at Sidley Austin LLP.
Newton N. Minow is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP.
Michelle Obama was a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.
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Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) was the plaintiff in ACORN vs. Illinois State Board of Elections.
David F. Hamilton was a canvasser for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), and is Lee H. Hamilton’s nephew.
Lee H. Hamilton is David F. Hamilton’s uncle, a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (think tank), an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), a co-chair  for the Independent Task Force on Immigration and America's Future, and was a supporter for the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign.
George Soros is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (think tank), was a major contributor for the 2009 Barack Obama inaugural committee, and the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
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Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr. is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Rahm I. Emanuel is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, Ari Emanuel’s brother, and was the White House chief of staff for the Barack Obama administration.
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Philip Guarascio was a consultant for the William Morris Agency, a trustee at the American Film Institute, and a consultant for Tribeca Enterprises.
Tribeca Enterprises is the operating company for the Tribeca Film Festival.
Geoffrey Gilmore is the chief creative officer for Tribeca Enterprises, and was a director at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Lyn Davis Lear is a trustee at the Sundance Institute, and a director at the Lear Family Foundation.
Lear Family Foundation was a funder for the People for the American Way, and a donor for the Movement Resource Group.
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Philip Guarascio was a consultant for the William Morris Agency, a trustee at the American Film Institute, and a consultant for Tribeca Enterprises.
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