Miscellaneous by Tom Reynolds
HR 4953, the National Firearms Amendments Act of 2021 is a massive attack on the Second Amendment.
This bill takes any semiautomatic rifle or shotgun, modern or not, that can accept a detachable magazine and makes it subject to the National Firearms Act (NFA). They will all be treated like an automatic firearm. All the red tape, all the penalties for not registering, all of the other restrictions will get applied.
What makes this bill potentially dangerous is that it could easily be included as part of a Reconciliation Bill. These bills are not subject to the filibuster rules so only a majority is needed to pass them. The NFA is part of the tax code so a filibuster could be evaded, as a result.
This bill was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee, which covers taxes.
Contact your Representative and urge them to oppose HR 4953.
SCOPE BANQUET LODGINGS
A reminder for all those considering lodging for the October 16th banquet in Utica: September 15th (This Wednesday) is the release date for the special block hold pricing for this event.
Holiday Inn - $119 + tax / night 315-724-2726
Hampton Inn- $119 + tax / night 315-733-1200
Fairfield Inn- $119 + tax / night 315-798-9600
Best Western- $98.99 + tax / night 315-732-4121
Mention SCOPE for the quoted rate.
No doubt there will be rooms available after that date but the negotiated rate may not be available.
Photo Op with Oliver North
There will be photo opportunities with Mr. North by a professional photographer, Steve Lourenco. He has set up a dedicated site for the candid shots taken throughout the event. These can be purchased directly from the website. All pricing includes shipping & handling.
Between 5PM & 5:30 PM attendees are welcome to sign up for a posed photo with Ollie, up to 50 guaranteed ops may be scheduled ahead with a pre-ordered 5x7 for $15. Sign up can happen via email between now and the event to firstname.lastname@example.org or upon arrival at the event, Patricia Lourenco will take names the night of the event. Cash or check due upon arrival.
Thomas Sowell: The beauty of doing nothing is that you can do it perfectly. Only when you do something is it almost impossible to do it without mistakes. Therefore, people who are contributing nothing to society, except their constant criticisms, can feel both intellectually and morally superior.