PAGE NINE -- No. 89
Extra Special: Arizona Lifts Gun Limits!
by Alan Korwin, Author
Gun Laws of America

 

Get yours:

GunsSaveLivesButton

 

I've created this special feature for the print media and broadcasters ("Page Nine" regardless of where it runs), that covers stories afresh, not the way news rooms typically flavor things. It will help reduce the distrust so many news consumers feel and could be the most avidly followed item you carry -- if you carry it. It certainly is well received by my audience. This casual sample might make you say, "We'll NEVER run that!" but Page Nine is built around ad revenues from clear-thinking mainstream businesses.



Author Alan Korwin
as drawn by Pulitzer-prize-winning cartoonist Steve Benson

AlanByBenson250

 

-- Tell your friends --
Permission to circulate granted

 

PAGE NINE

The Uninvited Ombudsman Report

No. 89, July 29, 2010
by Alan Korwin
Bloomfield Press

Can't see this email? Want prior editions? http://www.gunlaws.com/PageNineIndex.htm
Page Nine is a Blog -- Automatic RSS feeds: http://www.pagenine.org
Get Page Nine through Twitter -- http://www.twitter.com/page_nine

 


STARTERS:



Facing California on the Interstates leading into Arizona:

SCROLL DOWN FOR THE WHOLE STORY --
16 YEARS IN THE MAKING!



Do you ever leave your home state?
Don't leave home without this:


Self-Defense Laws of All 50 States!

The complete guide to the self-defense laws in plain English!
556 pages, a stunning achievement, for all gun owners --
not just CCW permit holders. How fair and just is your state compared
to the others? How can you defend yourself legally and not end up
in more trouble than an attacker? Just look at the Table of Contents.
http://www.gunlaws.com/SelfDefenseLawsOfAll50States.htm


--------

NOW AVAILABLE for immediate shipment (and it's excellent)!!

320 pages!

The Traveler's Gun AND Knife Law Book -- for All 50 States!
Brand new and five times thicker than the original Traveler's Guide (which is still an excellent resource), the new book covers guns AND knives, restaurant carry, park carry, your rights in a traffic stop, do you have to notify officers, much more, with tremendous detail you could not get before! Get 'em both!

PLUS --
If there's no guide available for your specific state, this is the book to own.

Get more info on our website.
http://www.gunlaws.com/TravelersGunAndKnifeLawBook.htm

Available for immediate shipment -- now in stock!

********


This is a special one-story issue of Page Nine --
The TrainMeAZ campaign is underway,
the first in the nation.

Arizona now has Constitutional Carry --
NO government interference for open or
discreet carry of firearms by law-abiding
adults in the state.

Is your state next? Let freedom ring!



For Immediate Release
July 29, 2010


GUN LIMITS LIFTED IN ARIZONA
GUN LIMITS LIFTED IN ARIZONA
GUN LIMITS LIFTED IN ARIZONA

Arizona Sets New National Standard
Arizona Sets New National Standard

by Alan Korwin


Arizona, which has single-handedly rocked the national dialog on the immigration debate, has done it again -- this time for guns.

On the same day that portions of Arizona's controversial immigration bill SB1070 took effect, July 29, 2010, the Grand Canyon state implemented its new Constitutional Carry law.

Under this groundbreaking new act (SB1108), any law-abiding adult in the state -- not just residents -- can carry a firearm discreetly without a government permit or red tape.

A statewide billboard and advertising campaign launches this summer, promoting marksmanship, firearm training and responsible legal gun use for every person in Arizona.


Arizona is rekindling the idea of a nation of marksmen.


Arizonans have been free to carry firearms in a visible holster, without government approval, since statehood in 1912. “Discreet carry” advances personal freedom, though critics fear the increase in rights will lead to an increase in crime.

That deep-seated fear has accompanied every advance in the right to keep and bear arms -- from CCW-permit carry that swept the nation, to repeal of many so-called gun-free zones, such as the National Parks -- and has proven false every time.

“Laws that ban decent citizens from keeping or bearing arms are unconstitutional and an affront to basic human and civil rights,” said State Senator Russell Pearce, a chief proponent of both the new discreet-carry law and SB1070. “Now that we have Freedom To Carry in Arizona, we expect crime to drop, just like it did when we passed the permission-slip carry law 16 years ago. Armed citizens put criminals at a disadvantage. Guns save lives.”

Frightened cries of impending doom are muted this time around, say proponents of the new law, since previous claims of wild-west violence turned out to be myths. “We basically haven't heard much 'blood-in-the-streets' fear mongering,” says Alan Korwin, the publisher at gun-law-book specialist Bloomfield Press and an architect of the new statewide gun-training program TrainMeAZ.com, “because all the previous claims were nothing more than paranoia. The history shows that.”

TrainMeAZ.com is a non-partisan joint effort by the firearms community to promote voluntary firearms training, replacing the government mandate that came with the state's 1994 CCW-permit law. Trainers, shooting ranges and industry are encouraged to contact the organizers to participate and attract new business. info@TrainMeAZ.com


Responsible parents take their kids to the range.
Gun safety is everyone's business.


Marksmanship and the shooting sports are not some sort of black art,
they are wholesome, decent, honorable, fun and very American pursuits.
Americans used to take that for granted. Arizona is bringing it back.

Have you been misled or confused about guns by the news media?
The shooting sports are the Number 2 participant sport in the country,
while golf is only 3rd. So why have you heard everything there is to know
about golf, but have never even seen the phrase "Shooting Sports" in
broadcast or printed "news"? That is a measure of the level of bias in the
"news," a  condemnation of fraud perpetrated on the public by propagandists
disguised as reporters and editors. Those people have turned mainstream
reporting into one of the worst enemies American freedom faces.

Along with billboards and print advertising, a 3-foot-by-2-foot full-color printed map is being prepared. The Arizona Where-To-Shoot Map will identify every publicly available indoor and outdoor shooting range in the state, and features detailed lists of facilities and ads from commercial enterprises statewide. To participate in the map project, or to reserve a copy for yourself, contact cartographer Wide World of Maps at 602-279-2323. http://www.trainmeaz.com/agomap.html

Passage of Constitutional Carry relied heavily on a relative newcomer, the membership-based Arizona Citizens Defense League, a lobbying and activist group dedicated to preserving and advancing the right to keep and bear arms.

According to board member and spokesman Charles Heller, “Constitutional Carry was one of our goals when we organized five years ago, and it shows what can be done when hundreds of volunteers place their focus on popular concerns. The CCW permit was always viewed -- by those of us with an understanding of Arizona's Constitution -- as an intermediate step to get our rights restored.

“Between our two registered lobbyists, our ability to apply pressure for the expansion of our rights, and with 25% of the state's legislators active members in our organization, we expect additional accomplishments in years to come.” AzCDL has become a power player worth watching. Anyone interested in advancing the work of this organization should join -- http://www.azcdl.org.

Heller, in his 12th year as the host of Tucson's Liberty Watch Radio on KVOI, libertywatchradio.com/listen, can be reached at charles@libertywatchradio.com.

One of the finest firearms training facilities on the planet, Arizona-based Gunsite, http://www.gunsite.com, is a supporter of the TrainMeAZ program. Gunsite, a 2,000-acre facility outside Prescott, Arizona, was founded by Col. Jeff Cooper, and trains elite military from around the world, law-enforcement officials and civilians. Cooper was perhaps the nation's foremost authority on defensive weaponcraft, and often called the father of the modern technique of handgunning. His book, "Principles of Personal Defense," is among the finest ever written on proper defensive mental conditioning, see it here: http://www.gunlaws.com/persafe.htm. News about all their classes and programs at Gunsite can be found on their website. A day spent at Gunsite is an education and experience that lasts a lifetime.

Conversations have been opened with other world-class and local firearms companies, all of whom have expressed serious interest in the idea of a statewide campaign to promote responsible firearms ownership, gun safety and a culture of marksmanship like America used to be blessed with. The list of participants is growing and you are invited to join them -- whether you're in the firearm-friendly Grand Canyon State or simply wish you were. info@TrainMeAZ.com

Download this announcement, additional background, and image files:
TrainMeAZ.com


###

[Backgrounder: Scottsdale-based Bloomfield Press, founded in 1988, is the largest publisher and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Our website, gunlaws.com, features a free national directory to gun laws and relevant contacts in all states and federally, along with our unique line of related books and DVDs. The Arizona Gun Owner's Guide  for news-media review is available on request, call 602-996-4020. Our authors are available for interview, call to schedule. Call for cogent positions on gun issues, informed analysis on proposed laws, talk radio that lights up the switchboard, fact sheets and position papers.  As we always say, “It doesn't make sense to own a gun and not know the rules.”




---------------

Dateline PHOENIX -- An overcrowded Senate Meeting Room at the Arizona State Capitol on July 28 heard Sen. Russell Pearce discuss the values of the state's new Constitutional Carry law, and the TrainMeAz campaign designed to teach proper gun ownership, possession and use to the entire state.

Pearce called Arizona the number one state for protection and exercise of Second Amendment rights, referring to the new Constitutional Carry law that eliminates government interference with the right to keep and bear arms, and by implication our new Defensive Display protection, Castle Doctrine inside and outside the home, strict statewide preemption, the Firearm Freedom Act, strong Burden of Proof that favors the innocent, ban on civil suits by criminals, even the nation's first knife preemption law that protects edged weapons and pocket knives.

As soon as Pearce concluded his comments on SB1108 concerning guns, and left to attend to other business, reporters literally stampeded out of the room in an act of pack-media groupthink, to corner the Senator on his immigration law, which had just endured a court test.

The remaining speakers at the podium, assembled for the most significant state-level Bill-of-Rights development in recent history, stood in shocked disbelief as a giant sucking sound emptied the room. Reporters and camera crews had no intention of covering Pearce's conference -- they were there for one agenda and one agenda only -- the fabricated racism they have injected onto a law designed to stem an alien invasion of the state. It was a stunning experience, and pulled the rug out from under the pro-rights supporters in Senate meeting room #3. We continued to a tiny smattering of people who didn't abandon the conference, mostly TrainMeAZ supporters and a lone video camerman.

"Now that any decent adult in the state can bear arms discreetly, training should become as routine here as corn flakes," said Alan Korwin, an architect of the unique program. "We want to bring back the joy and righteous pursuit of marksmanship that used to be a hallmark of The America Way," he said. "We need to replace ignorance with education, change fear into empowerment, and bring honor and respect to grand traditions that have made this the most exceptional society the world has ever known."

Unfortunately, anti-rights bigotry and people who detest those American values have done grievous harm to our traditions and core values.

The shooting sports are the Number 2 participant sport in the nation.* So why have you heard everything there is to know about golf, which is only number three, and you've never even seen or heard the phrase Shooting Sports in broadcasts or in print in the "news"? That is a searing and self-evident testament to the utter bias and distortion perpetrated on the public by a prejudiced "news" media that runs an anti-rights (and anti-right?) agenda instead of reporting.

Reporters and editors who perpetrate this fraud on the nation (like the ones who ran out of the room and the editors who assigned them) are propagandists in every sense, and have become one of the worst enemies that freedom and America itself faces. They willingly and even gleefully promote every criminal misuse of a firearm they can find. Then they deliberately suppress news of lives saved, criminals dispatched, innocents protected by privately owned firearms and laws that defend the constitutional right to arms. The amount of golf silliness they feed you, compared to their complete blackout on shooting sports and the good that guns do, reveals their detestable bias against our noble tradition of arms and The American Way. http://www.gunlaws.com/TheAmericanWay.htm

According to leading experts, many of the people who discriminate against this portion of the Bill of Rights suffer from a medical condition called hoplophobia, a debilitating morbid fear of weapons. It's easy to be angry with them, but what they really need is medical attention, and they deserve pity. It's not their fault that they're sick, or that medical science has done little to help them, and most sufferers are in complete denial about their condition. They think hating guns is a good thing. They no longer realize it's not good to hate.

Allowing hoplophobes to be involved in setting Second Amendment policy is like assigning people afraid of water to be lifeguards -- they'd never let anyone swim! The main treatment for hoplophobia is the psychological process known as "desensitization," the same methodology used for people with fear of spiders, open spaces or heights. You introduce the afflicted person to their fear, one very small step at a time, and they eventually overcome the terror if they're lucky.

Gun owners everywhere have witnessed this phenomenon when they take a novice to the range for the first time. The doubts, trepidations, wondering, and even abject fear often melts away as the individual learns they can do this, it's safe, it's enjoyable, they're competent, and they no longer have need for the fear. If they hit a bullseye they get ecstatic! It's a beautiful thing, watching a person come out of that horrific shell of self doubt, and stand on their own two feet.

This is why gun owners should always make an effort to take newcomers shooting. It's totally rewarding, defends our rights like little else can, and helps fellow human beings overcome that which holds them back.

A main operating principle behind TrainMeAz is to get the entire public on the bandwagon and out to the range. What a marvelous state that would make us, the envy of the nation and the free world. Make it so."


Constitutional Carry (also called Freedom To Carry or Vermont-style carry), brings our state statutes into compliance with our state Constitution, which says: “The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself or the state shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain, or employ an armed body of men.”


*According to National Sporting Goods Association 2008 data, the top 7 consumer purchase categories were:
 
    Exercise Equipment Total:                         $5,307,822,000.00
    Hunting & Firearms Equipment Total:         $4,584,004,000.00
    Golf Equipment Total:                               $3,545,584,000.00
    Fishing Tackle Total:                                 $2,104,829,000.00
    Bicycling Equipment Total:                        $1,843,121,000.00
    Camping Equipment Total:                        $1,460,397,000.00
    Optics Total:                                            $1,023,756,000.00

Thanks to the National Shooting Sports Foundation http://www.nssf.org for finding and providing this research, saving me time, and giving you much needed facts to counter the balderdash you get daily from the "news" media.


••••••••••••••••

 If you like Glenn Beck's "Founders Fridays" you're gonna love --

The Founders Package:



Every American home should have the books our Founding Fathers read and wrote. Get the 11 top titles with one easy decision. Visit this page for clear detailed summaries of these all-time classics and you won't even need to get the set.
http://www.gunlaws.com/books8founders.htm

 


If you want to donate to our efforts, just buy books or DVDs from us;
buy a batch and give them to friends, ask about wholesale pricing.
info@gunlaws.com



--------

 

Plain-English state gun-owner guides -- know your laws, stay safe.
http://www.gunlaws.com/books.htm

 

Plus -- we've got the Armed Response series of self-defense DVDs, truly excellent, take a look, including a gun-fight simulator that plays on your TV! http://www.gunlaws.com/videos.htm.

 

You can never know enough about self defense -- the laws, tactics, strategies and real-life stories of people who survived mortal combat. We've got a superb collection of books and DVDs that will advance your skills and knowledge:

Self Defense
http://www.gunlaws.com/persafe.htm

Protecting Gun Rights
http://www.gunlaws.com/books3.htm

Sit back and relax with a really good read --
gun-related novels with a message and perspective
http://www.gunlaws.com/books7novels.htm


Do you want to see what really good gun laws look like?

If you live in Arizona, you need one, especially
if you plan to carry discreetly or openly.
(24th edition, includes the newly enacted laws insert).

If you're out of the state, this is an eye opener.
You will want your state to emulate what we have here.
Only $14.95, or get six at 20% off, or 12 at 40% off.

--------


If this report works for you --
please tell your friends!
Sign up (or off) for email delivery:
alan@gunlaws.com

 

Our 32-page full-color 2010 catalog is free on request. Send a street address and we'll send you the catalog at no cost, full of cool new stuff -- DVDs, books, even "Disarm Criminals First" buttons you can't get elsewhere. books@gunlaws.com

 

The Heller Case: Gun Rights Affirmed! This first edition of history captures the excitement of "The Case That Saved The Second Amendment." Your rights are crucial, this book helps you protect them. I was there as a guest of the Supreme Court -- eyewitness accounts, the entire case dissected in plain English, summaries of all 96 High Court gun cases. Tremendous reference, fascinating reading.
http://www.gunlaws.com/hc.htm

 

----------

 

Thanks for reading!
Alan Korwin
The Uninvited Ombudsman

 

Now carrying Page Nine!
(Full-time or occasionally, this is a partial list)

Soldier of Fortune
http://www.sofmag.com/news/index.html

Mens News Daily
http://www.mensnewsdaily.com

WorldNetDaily
http://www.worldnetdaily.com

AmericanConservativeDaily
http://www.americanconservativedaily.com

The Libertarian Party
http://www.lp.org

American Daughter
http://frontpage.americandaughter.com/?cat=100

USA Carry
http://www.usacarry.com

AmmoLand.com
http://www.ammoland.com

Armed Females of America
http://www.armedfemalesofamerica.com

The Eco-Logic Powerhouse
http://www.freedom.org

The Libertarian Enterprise
http://www.ncc-1776.org/

The Fifty Caliber Institute
http://fiftycaliberinstitute.org

Shotgun Sports
http://www.shotgunsportsmagazine.com

The Ryter Report
http://www.jonchristianryter.com/RyterReport/headlines.html

Righty Blogs
http://www.rightyblogs.com

Outdoor Life (blog)
www.outdoorlife.blogs.com/thegunshots/

PrisonOfficer.org
http://forums.prisonofficer.org/

The Arizona Conservative
http://www.azconservative.org

Sonoran News Newspaper
http://www.sonorannews.com

The Payson Patriot Newspaper
http://www.paysonpatriot.com

The SanTan Sun
http://www.santansun.com/santan_home.htm

Ed Phillips' Arizona Almanac (Radio)
http://www.azalmanac.com

Wilson County News, Floresville, TX
http://www.wilsoncountynews.com

NYS Rifle & Pistol Association Newsletter "The Bullet"
http://www.nysrpa.org

Buckeye Firearms Association
http://www.buckeyefirearms.org

Western Missouri Shooters Alliance
http://wmsa.net

Virginia Liberty
http://lpva.com/HTML/vaLibertyArchive.htm

Chelsea Rod & Gun Newsletter
http://www.chelsearodandgun.org

Read It Here News Prescott
http://www.readitnews.com

Examiner.com
http://www.examiner.com

The Arizona Republic
http://www.azcentral.com

The Conservative Brotherhood
http://conservativebrotherhood.org

The Power Hour
http://www.thepowerhour.com

AlanByBenson250

Author Alan Korwin
as drawn by Pulitzer-prize-winning cartoonist Steve Benson

AlanByBenson250

LINK REQUESTERS:
If you're like some folks who ask if they can link to or forward my stuff, the answer is YES! and I'm honored by such interest. You can use the PageNine logo or any art from my site, with my thanks and appreciation.
http://www.gunlaws.com/PageNineIndex.htm
http://www.gunlaws.com

 

================================
Comments help keep me going. Alan.
================================

 

Alan Korwin
Bloomfield Press
"We publish the gun laws."
4848 E. Cactus, #505-440
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
602-996-4020 Phone
602-494-0679 Fax
1-800-707-4020 Orders
http://www.gunlaws.com
alan@gunlaws.com
Call, write, fax or click for our  f r e e full-color catalog

If you can read this, thank a teacher.
If you're reading this in English, thank a veteran.

"No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." --Edmund Burke

Guns Save Lives
Guns Stop Crime
Guns Are Why America Is Still  F r e e

 

 

At least look, cool things to see:

GunsSaveLivesButton

 

 

Alan Korwin
Bloomfield Press
"We publish the gun laws."
4848 E. Cactus, #505-440 <-- as of 2007
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 <-- as of 2007
602-996-4020 Phone
602-494-0679 Fax
1-800-707-4020 Orders
http://www.gunlaws.com
alan@gunlaws.com
Call, write, fax or click for free full-color catalog

 

If you can read this, thank a teacher.
If you're reading this in English, thank a veteran.

 

"No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." --Edmund Burke

Gun Save Lives
Guns Stop Crime
Guns Are Why America Is Still Free

 

Add yourself to this free list:
(Alan's private email list -- used infrequently for Page Nine
and gun-law updates; you can unsubscribe at any time)

*  Your email address:
*  Preferred Format:

 

Complete alphabetical list
Gun LawsGun Rights Gun PoliticsFree SpeechVideosSelf Defense and Safety
SurvivalPolice GuidesKnivesNovelsThe Founders PackageHistory of Rights
ButtonsRecent Additions  123Women & KidsFirst-Time Gun Owners
E-BooksNewest ProductsPackage Deals
Bloomfield Press

gunlaws.com and bloomfieldpress.com are domains owned by Alan Korwin.

Alan is a nationally recognized author of numerous books
on gun laws and other topics.

If you like this site you'll like his books. Take a look