September 25, 2023

Another TAX and Registration That Accomplishes Nothing – Government Control

SUMMARY: This action provides an alternative, streamlined and simple, 
web-based aircraft registration process for the registration of small 
unmanned aircraft, including small unmanned aircraft operated as model 
aircraft, to facilitate compliance with the statutory requirement that 
all aircraft register prior to operation. It also provides a simpler 
method for marking small unmanned aircraft that is more appropriate for 
these aircraft. This action responds to public comments received 
regarding the proposed registration process in the Operation and 
Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft notice of proposed rulemaking, 
the request for information regarding unmanned aircraft system 
registration, and the recommendations from the Unmanned Aircraft System 
Registration Task Force. The Department encourages persons to 
participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments on or before the 
closing date for comments. The Department will consider all comments 
received before the closing date and make any necessary amendments as 

DATES: This rule is effective December 21, 2015. Comments must be 
received on or before January 15, 2016.<<<Read Entire Interim Final Rule>>>

Partial Registration Opens for RMEF’s National Convention

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—Partial registration is now open for Elk Camp, the national convention of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

The annual gathering will take place Dec. 3-6, 2015, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

“Elk Camp offers our members and supporters the opportunity to gather together and celebrate elk, elk country and the conservation successes of RMEF,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “We recognize that some of our attendees appreciate the flexibility of taking part in some of our events while using free time to enjoy all Vegas has to offer during the National Finals Rodeo (NFR). A partial registration allows them to sign up and do just that.”

Highlights of Elk Camp will include Volunteer Fun Night, the 27th annual World Elk Calling Championships, live feeds from the NFR, luncheons, auctions and insider specials that allow attendees to add one of five different Las Vegas-area activities to their day-one schedules.

The three-day event will also include world-class professional entertainment, due to be announced shortly.

“Elk Camp is always a special event for our members and volunteers—much like a college or family reunion. We look forward to renewing those relationships and forming new ones,” added Decker.

Elk Camp is sponsored by our conservation partners at Browning, Buck Knives, Cabela’s, Hunter’s Specialties, Leupold, Nationwide, New Holland, Nosler, Peak, Realtree, Remington and Sitka.

RMEF will also hold its newly expanded Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Exposition, sponsored by Cabela’s, in Las Vegas. For the first time, the expo will cover 10 days and joins the popular Cowboy Christmas Gift Show in the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. It will take place Dec. 3-12, 2015.


68% of Sworn Connecticut Police Officers Failed to Register Weapons

(This makes my day! I like to laugh.)

The unnamed intern then pointed at the list and said, “my dad’s name is on the list, and he is the police chief. I see three other names on this list of family members, all cops.”

With in hours a print off of all sworn Law Enforcement officers in the state was obtained. Comparisons of the list of gun owners who failed to comply with registration requirements and sworn LEOs showed a startling figure. Just over 68% of Connecticut cops had failed to register firearms according to the new law.<<<Read More>>>


Connecticut State Police Say, If Ordered, Would Go Door to Door Confiscating Guns

Manasquan, NJ –( The State of Connecticut says that all citizens must register rifles and high capacity magazines, or be charged will a felony. As many as 350,000 people could face heavily armed police smashing down their doors and be charged with a felony.

The legislature of Connecticut says that a registration is needed so they can know where the guns are. Yet at the same time, they are sending threatening letters to gun owners. So they already have records of who has purchased certain guns. The fact is, that the Connecticut legislature fully intends to confiscate hundreds of thousands of firearms anyway. The registration process will simply make it easier to confiscate, because you acknowledge that you still own a firearm that the state already suspects that you own.

In a recorded phone call Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt. Vance was reached at at (860) 685-8290 and says that state police would comply with an order from the state to conduct door to door gun confiscations.<<<Read More>>>



It Appears Maine Gun Owners Say Leave Us and Our Guns Alone

It may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back when the Bangor Daily News(BDN) sought the names and addresses of every single concealed carry permit holder in the state. Such a request did not set well with those permit holders and even those not holding a valid permit. I wrote yesterday that requesting and use of that information can only be for all the wrong reasons. The Bangor Daily News has since rescinded their request.

The uproar has grabbed the attention of many, including the New York Times that made note this request for information followed on the footstep of another news agency in New York that actually published the list of names from two counties and included an interactive map to go along with it, intimating that BDN had the same intent. BDN stated they did not intend to publish the information.

BDN’s actions seemed to be enough to set off a domino effect and prompt others to take action. The Governor, Paul LePage, has submitted emergency legislation that would temporarily block the release of permit holders’ information. This may be a good and timely move as it appears another group has requested the same personal information as did BDN.

George Smith, a freelance outdoor writer and who happens to write articles for the Bangor Daily News, says that maybe it’s time to do away with concealed carry permits.

For years I tried to convince legislators to repeal the law requiring permits to carry weapons in a concealed manner. The concealed carry permit system is illogical, expensive, and a waste of time and resources.

I’m all for that! Requirement of a concealed carry permit is unconstitutional and is nothing more than a glorified form of gun registration. It has always boggled my mind that gun owners mostly oppose any form of gun registration but find no problem with submitting to licensed carry. Vermont does not require a permit to carry concealed and Maine should follow suit.

On a related note, some gun owners I’ve heard from say we need to compromise and seek more reasonable gun limits. I say why? I think it’s time to not only hold firm to our already diminished rights but to push back even harder and regain ground already compromised away. Make no mistake, the gun grabbers aren’t interested in compromise for themselves; only if gun owners are willing to do it.

And while all this posturing is going on, Maine has a backlog of about 3 or 4 months to get a permit; and that estimate may be very low as I am aware of one instance of a person seeking to renew, and it took at least 6 months.

Maine people are an independent lot and sometimes it takes quite a bit to stir a fire under them. It appears the BDN, along with a tyrant for a president and other fascist politicians have kindled a large enough flame to prompt many Mainers to say, enough is enough. You ain’t messin’ with me and my guns!


New Bill Proposal Would Require Registering Your Guns With School

A Missouri lawmaker has proposed legislation that would require parents to notify their children’s school if they own a firearm.<<<Read More from The Daily Caller>>>