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Gun Laws of America

 

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Phoenix Sued for Censoring "Gun Saves Lives"

The Stats Expose The "Safest Border" Lie

How Is Gabrielle Giffords Doing?

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

NICS Checks Flawed, But Who Cares

Wyoming Gets Constitutional Carry

New Ammo Developed

Obama's "Secret" Gun Ban Plans

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PAGE NINE No. 100

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No. 100 -- May 25, 2011
by Alan Korwin
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Dept. of Corrections:

I apologize if I gave the wrong impression last time: Pyrodex is NOT "blackpowder" -- it is imitation blackpowder, and will NOT work in flintlock or other "non-percussion" firearms. Thank you Clark J. for blowing that one up.

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Under Parity with Police, you raise some excellent points, but when you say, "A criminal can't have a magazine of any size," don't you mean "A criminal CAN have a magazine of any size"? --Gary L.S. [It's a good point; a criminal can't legally have any magazine, but a lot of good that does, eh? Magazine bans will only affect we the innocent.]

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A number of Page Nine readers challenged the idea of a national right-to-carry law or permit, which they think I proposed. I'm not seeking a national law, I called for repeal of all the restrictions on our rights nationally. This would free people to be armed, not "allow" them to be armed (watch out for that word "allow," it implies someone has power over you they should not have). A national carry law would be disastrous, a grant of power not in our interests. Maybe I wasn't clear enough. Repeal. Not enact.


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OPENERS --


The Arizona Gun Map is now in print and available!!
3-foot by 2-foot full-color foldout map of the state.
http://www.gunlaws.com/GunMap.htm



Another successful project of TrainMe.AZ.com!


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Armed American Radio expands to Phoenix
Armed American Radio expands to Phoenix

960-AM KKNT Intelligent Conservative Talk Radio,
10 p.m. to Midnite, Memorial Day Weekend (Sunday)

Salem Broadcasting brings Mark Walters' top rated show -- now on more than 80 stations nationwide --  to Arizona! Yours truly will be a guest on the inaugural broadcast, maybe I'll be able to think of something clever to say... Find a station near you and tune in --
http://armedamericanradio.org/where-to-listen


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National Training Week July 4 to 11
National Training Week July 4 to 11

Congressman Trent Franks endorses National Training Week -- when everyone is encouraged to go to the range and practice -- http://www.gunlaws.com/NationalTrainingWeek.htm. That makes three members of Congress who have endorsed the idea -- read all about it at the link above. Ask ranges in your state to support the plan, it's simple, offer free one-hour handgun rentals to newcomers or anyone during 4th of July Week, July 4 to 11.



Free publicity, full-color artwork you can download and use, great opportunity to expand business and attract new customers, spread the fun of the shooting sports. YOU should decide to be an ambassador for the project, go to your favorite range, show them the webpage, and convince them to participate. You want to DO something to save our rights? This is it.
http://www.gunlaws.com/NationalTrainingWeek.htm

Download Congressman Franks' excellent letter of endorsement --
http://www.gunlaws.com/pdf/NTW-FranksLx.pdf


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OPENING REMARK

I've figured out why the “mainstream” commands so much power:

The public (including you) unknowingly gives the mainstream its power, because at a subconscious level, anything the mainstream pronounces is taken as the “official” version.

Everything else then is an argument, a debating point, an alternate reality -- and must compete with the mainstream “official” version for belief. The mainstream commands a win-lose from the get-go.

It is the "compared to" effect. Whatever you set up as the comparison is the automatic winner, the compare-to item is the flat-out loser. "Black people are as good as white people," is the perfect example. It may sound fair and balanced, but its outrageous bias is obvious when you say instead, "White people are as good as black people." The thing compared is inferior by default. But it's a hidden bias, and slips right on through. "Female soldiers are as good as male soldiers." You get the point.

If the New York Times, or the TV networks or CNN, or other standard bearers of mainstream thought were to make a non-mainstream statement even once --it  would become the official version. All other thought would have to be compared against it, and suffer the fate of the compared-to viewpoint.

Imagine if the Times, or the Washington Post, were to run these stories on the front page, how this would change the mindset, the paradigm, the groundwork for debate in the nation:

“New Study Confirms Illegal Immigration Costly, Crime Ridden,” or

“White House Announces Guns Do Deter Crime, Encourages Training,” or

“Federal Reserve is Damaging Economy, Needs Overhaul,” or

“Global Warming In Doubt, Carbon Effect Exaggerated,” or

“Experts Confirm Muslims Are At War With Western Civilization,” or

“Loss of Morality and Religion Increasing, Harming Nation.”

Think what that would do. The vast majority of the public understands the truth of those headlines, they would be exonerated, and would hold the high ground. The truth deniers would be backpedaling so hard they would fall and get bad boo boos.

The ACLU would have to begin an uphill campaign against those ideas, instead of the uphill battle the center-right coalition now faces. The whole texture and demeanor of the country and the debate would flip. Leftists and socialists would be on the short end of the stick, and conservatives and libertarians would gain immeasurable sway and power. Wouldn't that be nice.

Because the mainstream is not going to voluntarily adopt these views, the best course seems to be to make them increasingly irrelevant, through reduced audience, and increased reliance on everything but them for news and views. In essence, this makes the Internet an extreme threat to the existing power structure, and we can expect it to come under increasing attack and efforts at control -- taxation, filters, content edicts, privacy snooping, unfairness doctrines and non-neutrality called neutrality. My new book, Bomb Jokes at Airports, addresses these issues.


P.S. It's not about “carbon footprint” -- it's about “carbon-dioxide footprint” -- the stuff plants need to survive and thrive, a cornerstone of life, the stuff you exhale. Big difference. Remember the people selling “carbon offsets”? Write a check to them and you can take a flight without guilt, believing trees would be planted somewhere with your money? It was such an outrageous scam even when it was running full bore. Now, it is such a scam it's almost in hiding (there are vendors on the web but little else). The gullibility (and self guilt) of some parts of the public is so huge, it suggests people should need to qualify before they can vote, or breathe.


HEARTWARMING HEARTLESS QUOTE

"It warmed my heart with joy when I learned last month that debt-ridden Arizona told some people who wanted me to pay for their organ transplants to go die in peace, just as they would have done 15 years ago.  The advent of modern medicine should not be a mandate for taxpayers to furnish it to everyone who cannot pay for it at the expense of everyone else." --Joe Cobb


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PAGE NINE

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1- "Guns Save Lives" Censorship Opposed -- in Court
http://www.goldwaterinstitute.org/korwinvcotton


The lamestream media told you:
The lamestream media told you:

The city of Phoenix has censored 50 ads for the educational program of a local gun-safety training association, TrainMeAZ.com. We oppose censorship in all its forms.



This particular billboard is posted at Deer Valley Rd. and 16th Street, approaching
the Deer Valley Airport. It escaped censorship because it is not a Phoenix bus stop.


The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:


Although the "news" media steadfastly censors news about firearms, self-defense cases, new firearm products, the shooting sports and basically anything that confirms that guns are good, save lives, stop crime, and help keep America free -- the media is intolerant of censorship by government, and in this case it's a good thing.

On May 11, the The Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation filed a free-speech lawsuit against Phoenix. The city has until the end of the month to respond, seek a dismissal or default in the case. Experts agree the city faces serious hurdles, but it now looks like they will object to the suit, moving the case along. The city changed its rules for bus-shelter advertising in March, after the censorship occured, but the new rules are pretty much just as vague as before, pose similar violations of free-speech guarantees and will not affect the suit. The new city rules for limiting speech in public are posted here, along with full background on the case:
http://www.gunlaws.com/TMA-Lawsuit.htm

I expect the city to repeat its claim that advertising at a public transit shelter is a non-public place. It doesn't make good sense, just like you I know that, but what do you expect from city (or any) government run by HINOs (humans in name only). That's part of our challenge. After the city responds, we'll have 40 days for the next step in the process.

Clint Bolick, the Scharf-Norton Center's chief litigator, explained the problem in simple terms:

If you drive around the city of Phoenix, you’ll likely see at least one poster advertisement at a public bus shelter. Some ads show a juicy hamburger and the logo of a well-known fast-food restaurant. Other ads show tastefully designed wedding rings and the name of a jewelry story.

Imagine if a bureaucrat from the city of Phoenix woke up today and decided to pull down those ads because they don’t actually say “buy a hamburger” or a wedding ring. That happened last year to another local business, TrainMeAz; a website that connects customers with trainers to learn self-defense and marksmanship skills. The city of Phoenix removed the ads for TrainMeAz after they had been on display for a week because the public transit director decided they didn’t “propose a commercial transaction.”

Phoenix officials can oversee the content of advertising on city property to prevent obscene material or truly inappropriate messages. But the government has no business approving one company’s approach to advertising and rejecting another based on one bureaucrat’s view of what is a commercial transaction and what is not. The free speech protections of the First Amendment and the Arizona Constitution require the city to enforce clear and objective standards that treat advertisers in a fair and equal manner.

The Arizona Constitution protects free expression to a greater degree than the federal Constitution – it gives every person in the state the right to “freely speak, write and publish.” But the City’s ordinance permits only commercial speech at bus stops, prohibiting all other types of advertisements. This doesn’t comply with the state’s broad speech protections. In Arizona, the government may not favor one type of speech over other types.

Today the Goldwater Institute filed a legal challenge against the city of Phoenix for removing advertising for TrainMeAz at 50 Phoenix bus shelters in October 2010. The Phoenix Public Transit Department cannot explain how the TrainMeAz ads are substantially different than other posters that appear on bus stops including the jewelry store, the fast-food restaurant, and weekend gun shows.

The Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation represents TrainMeAz LLC and company manager Alan Korwin. We are asking a judge to strike down the city rules that govern bus stop advertising so that new rules can be adopted that provide clear standards for the transit department to follow. As an alternative, the courts also could determine that TrainMeAz’s ads never should have been removed.

If this is left unchallenged, there’s a serious risk that bureaucrats will apply their own personal views to determine which ads are accepted or rejected, violating the First Amendment’s protection from arbitrary government censorship. For example, a vegetarian transit official could reject ads featuring hamburgers, or a conservative official could reject ads for businesses associated with liberal causes. Thanks to your support, we are defending the First Amendment rights of business owners.

Follow the case, read the pleadings, get news as it happens:
http://www.goldwaterinstitute.org/korwinvcotton


FOX-TV Channel 15 in Phoenix did a lopsided story about the case, and it's nice to be on the lop side for a change, even if it violates ethical journalism. How many ethical violations can you spot?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7tQjMm0-xM



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Bomb Jokes At Airports -- And 186 Other Things You’d Better Not Say
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My newest book is now available!

Just in time for a free-speech lawsuit against Phoenix to protect our right to  arms!

The NRA can't buy network time to promote their views or seek members.

Kids are dismissed from school for wearing gun-safety T-shirts.

"News" media everywhere suppresses the "Guns Save Lives" message.

Real self-defense news is routinely censored as a matter of policy.

Speech of every sort is banned by courts, federal and state laws, bureaucrats at every level, financial and social forces -- read about the real deal behind the "nappy headed ho" incident that got Don Imus bounced from the airwaves -- pure black racism with a complicit media -- and hundreds of other cases that will make your brains fall out!

While everyone's watching the debt, the borders, the fed, the muslims, the climate --
FREE SPEECH is crumbling all around us.

You can go to jail for a joke, get fired for an idle comment,
have your business destroyed for an errant phrase.

The wrong words can get you killed -- officially or otherwise.
There is a way to fight back -- and unused federal laws to put the censors in prison.
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2- Putting Numbers To The “Safest Border” Lie


The lamestream media told you:
The lamestream media told you:


Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano visited the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday to ensure Americans that it's safe to travel and conduct business across the border. The border is better now than it ever has been." (March 11, 2011). Mr. Obama, the current occupant of the White House, agreed with the assessment, and everyone in the administration, at least publicly, agrees.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20047102-503544.html



The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:


Sorry this took so long, but I've now got the numbers for the safest border. The latest figures available (some 2008, some 2009, from multiple sources including an attendee of the recent non-public DHS Security Conference, and the Government Accounting Office) --

463,000 illegals were caught trying to cross the border, the lowest since 1992. That's people caught, about a half million. The total number of crossings is UNKNOWN, so saying it's safer is unsupportable. Captures are down from 1.2 million in 2005, because --

Part of the reason the captures are low, is because Border Patrol has specific orders to send people back across the border, not arrest them and reduce the strain on the judicial and prison systems. If that isn't blatant deception I don't know what would be.

Judicial Watch reports that of the captures, 59,000 are OTMs, Border Patrol's now famous term for Other Than Mexicans.

Of those, 663 were from “Special Interest Nations,” a government way of not saying muslims. No other information on these muslims, or what they had with them, is available. Again, these are only captured muslims, the total number of muslims sneaking in from nations of special interest is UNKNOWN.

The border, which is about 2,000 miles long, includes 129 miles where we can fully control and stop invading illegals, according to GAO. Another 367 miles has what's called “pedestrian fencing,” the kind a pedestrian has to work at to cross.

There's more, but you get the idea. DHS Secretary Napolitano is still in office, despite the travesties perpetrated on the public from her own lips. Rumors that those lips have never kissed a man could neither be confirmed nor denied at press time, and if you want to attack me for an off-color joke, you're one of the reasons I wrote Bomb Jokes At Airports. My latest book points out that otherwise good Americans have soaked up this nonsense about banning speech to protect, well, what exactly? You think banning jokes protects you? If you want to help in the struggle for freedom, get a copy, have some good belly laughs, and learn a mouthful. See hundreds of things you can no longer easily say, as politics cancels the First Amendment. Plus, find out how you can fix the problem.



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3- How Is Gabrielle Giffords Doing?


The lamestream media told you:
The lamestream media told you:

Nothing, except everything is fine. Not even the National Enquirer has obtained and released photos, in one of the most thorough blackouts of information in "news" media history.



The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:


According to a knowledgeable private source in Tucson, where Congresswoman Giffords was assaulted and shot, "she is speaking in one-word and one-phrase expressions, and using a lot of hand gestures. She can take a few steps, and is weak on the right side. She is also expressing great frustration with not being able to say more, and recognizes Nelson. She called him by name." She still holds her democrat seat in Congress, but hasn't voted since the day before the crime. Rumors abound that her handlers will run her for office next time around, regardless of her ability to do the job, and she has gathered large sums for a campaign. We all hope she recovers from her wounds.


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4- Osama Bin Laden Is Dead


The lamestream media told you:
The lamestream media told you:


Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead.



The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:


The U.S. reporting on the apparent death of Osama Bin Laden was disgraceful. A single fact was used for endless hours of repetitious and vacuous reporting. No new news is big news to the “news” media, once big news is released.

The U.S. public was treated to thousands of repetitious images of a vile criminal smiling, shooting guns, holding meetings, teaching, walking -- it was a horrendous tribute to a horrendous criminal, remorselessly played for the public ad nauseum. The repetitious-image approach mimicked the "reporting" of the suspect in the Tucson shooting of Gabrielle Giffords for reasons that were unclear at press time.

Images of Navy Seals training, shooting, swimming, running, deploying in multiple environments from multiple departure vehicles --  the real heroes in the event -- were not shown, because there was no time left after all the stock images of the dead guy day after day, according to experts.

No facts emerged for days, especially the most important facts that were immediately available -- the reaction of Osama's supporters -- vicious and dedicated muslim enemies of the U.S. in nearly 70 nations.

We do know that when the twin towers were attacked in 2001, our muslim arch-enemies, who Mr. Obama assures us we are not at war with, were dancing in the streets and giving out candy. Virtually no muslim stood up to condemn the attack back then, casting doubt on Obama's Osama assertions.

According to at least half of America, Mr. Obama may believe we are not at war with muslims, but muslims believe they are at war with us.

Rumors of Americans now going about fully armed all the time, to deter possible muslim reprisals cannot be confirmed, since smartly armed people do not give up tactical advantage easily.

Al Jazeera TV, available to anyone with an Internet connection, ate the U.S. media's lunch on the issue. While American talking heads were speculating and pontificating, and congratulating themselves on the glorious but ten-year-late victory, Al Jazeera was on the ground in muslim country after muslim country, covering what's going on in the belly of the beast. No grandstand cheering could be found from the religion of peace, now that its most prominent figure was apparently disposed of and, in true Mafia style, turned into fish bait.

Contrary to the words of Mr. Obama, Osama bin laden was not brought to justice, a tasteful euphemism preferred by girliemen in a position of power. He was put to death, a significant difference, especially to the dead person, according to leading experts who refused to be identified. The same experts point out that Obama's Osama victory was due in large measure to Obama's predecessors. Obama's actions in office actually severely weakened our fight against muslims, a fact easily studied with a simple Google search (banning effective interrogations, reducing assets, changing language and terms to protect the religion of peace from oprobrium, etc.).

According to Al Jazeera sources, locals reported a heavy-duty mission underway, with multiple helicopters running with lights off. Contributors in Pakistan (pronounced pock-EE-ston according to Obama) had long believed he was long dead. No clear representation of how much ISI -- Pakistani intelligence -- were involved, and if they were, unclear what reprisals that might generate.

Real news agencies would have Arabic-speaking reporters attending mosques around the world and reporting on what was going on there, you think?



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5- NICS Background Checks Expensive, But At Least They're Flawed


The lamestream media told you:
The lamestream media told you:

Nothing.


The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:


Ph.D. researcher John Lott, author of More Guns Less Crime, http://www.gunlaws.com/books4.htm has examined NICS and found that it is not what it's cracked up to be. Based on his report:

"NICS accidentally flags many law-abiding people, stopping those who simply have the same name as a prohibited individual from buying a gun. A similar problem occurred five times for the late Senator Ted Kennedy when he was placed on a no-fly list. An initial denial does not mean an individual is actually disqualified from owning a gun."

Using those initial denials to draw conclusions would violate every principle of accuracy, but it hasn't stopped anti-rights bigots from bragging about how good NICS is.

Take the numbers for 2008, the latest available. There were 78,906 initial denials. But of those, only 5,573, or 7%, were referred to BATFE for further investigation. So what about all the rest of the denials?

A report by the U.S. Department of Justice indicates, "The remaining denials (73,333 - 93%) did not meet referral guidelines or were overturned after review by Brady Operations or after the FBI received additional information." Lott makes this clear -- "To put it differently, the initial review didn't find that these individuals had a record that prevented them from buying a gun."

Relax, it gets worse. Of the 5,573 referred for review, over 44%, (2,472), involve "delayed denials," meaning a check hasn't been completed. Only 3,101 covered cases where initial reviews indicated that the person should have been denied buying a gun. "But the government admits that upon further review about a fifth of these referrals involved 'no potential or unfounded' violations of the law, leaving about 4,400 cases. That implies an initial false positive rate of roughly 94.4%," according to Dr. Lott.

Up until this point, the merits of the case has entered the picture. If a review of the records indicates that someone is a prohibited individual, they are included in the numbers. But of these 4,400 cases, only 147 seemed serious enough to refer to prosecutors. Of those 147, prosecutors thought the evidence was strong enough to bring a case only 105 times. Bottom line, 78,906 NICS denials yielded 105 cases, about a tenth of a percent, and that's without knowing if anyone was found guilty. At least, the system only costs us hundreds of millions of dollars.



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6- Wyoming Gets Constitutional Carry


The lamestream media told you:
The lamestream media told you:


Nothing.



The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:


Wyoming has become the fourth state in the Union to remove the infringement on its residents' right to discreetly keep and bear arms. Residents of the Equal Rights state, which has the lowest population of any state in the country, no longer need a government-issued permission slip to simply carry firearms discreetly, treating firearms pretty much like any other privately held property.

Although the law currently only applies to Wyoming residents, experts believe it should be extended to anyone legally present in the state, as Arizona did when it enacted similar legislation in 2010.

The national movement to ban government control of a fundamental human right is expected to gain traction in the next few years, as everyone learns that freeing people to exercise their rights does no harm.


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7- New Ammo Developed


The lamestream media told you:
The lamestream media told you:


Nothing. If it involves the arms industry, you get zero reporting. This is called diversity.



The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:


Alliant TechSystems, one of the nation's leading ammunition makers, has announced it has received a contract from the U.S. Navy, worth $49 million. The money has been used to develop a "new special operations ammunition round with improved accuracy, stronger barrier penetration and a lower muzzle-flash."

ATK Security and Sporting developed the round in partnership with the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division under the Special Operations Science and Technology (SOST) ammunition program. The U.S. has so many ammo and weapons developers your head would spin if the media ever reported on even a fraction of them all. Contracts like this are issued on a regular basis.

The ammo is being produced in 5.56x45mm and 7.62x51mm calibers, and is short-barrel optimized.  It is designed for use with the MK16 and MK17 Special Operations Combat Assault Rifle Weapon System. This is not consumer ammo, but it sure makes you want to try some. Production will be handled at ATK's Federal Premium Ammunition plant in Anoka, MN.  Deliveries are expected to be completed in 2015.

A public company, Alliant trades on the New York Stock Exchange, ticker symbol ATK.



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7- Leader of Brady Group Gloats About Coming Gun "Proposals"


Paul Helmke, ringleader of the aggressive Brady Anti-Gun gang, released this statement about the "bipartisan" gun-control meeting the White House scheduled. (Note: The "White House" is a building and can't do anything; the person responsible in that building remains unidentified.) The meeting only included people who want to ban guns, an indicator of the plans, according to unidentifiable experts.

"On Tuesday, I attended a meeting at the U.S. Department of Justice with representatives from the White House, the Vice-President's office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the FBI, and others from the Obama Administration, along with leaders from the gun violence prevention movement, to discuss how to reach the goals outlined in the President's statement. Officials from the Administration indicated that this was the first of what they hoped would be a series of discussions. They said they had not settled on, or excluded, any relevant proposals.

"I began the discussion by listing basic measures that the Brady Campaign, and others, felt could make a difference. The list included: a strong background check system, with good and complete records of dangerous and irresponsible people, applicable to all commercial gun sales; more tools for law enforcement to stop trafficking in illegal guns; increasing the number and type of military-style weapons, including “assault clips,” that should not be readily available to civilians, like machine-guns and fully automatic weapons. Administration officials then asked questions. My colleagues and I gave examples and arguments for legislative, administrative, and voluntary policies that could help reduce the bloodshed.

"The meeting lasted more than 90 minutes. Having this many Administration representatives spend this much time on this initial meeting signaled to me that the president is serious. He wants to do something meaningful about gun violence. After meeting with others, including law enforcement and “gun rights” groups [note: no such meetings are known to have been held], Obama's representatives will be presenting specific proposals. We hope those will include all the “sound and effective steps” that the president called for in his statement."

No word has leaked on what or how the anti-rights leaders will attempt to implement their programs. Rumors are swirling that every effort will be made to avoid going through Congress, since it is well recognized that the peoples' representatives there will not tolerate rights denial programs. Avoiding Congress would be a travesty bordering on treason, but since it is just one of many such moves, objections might be slight, and arrests of the perpetrators seem unlikely.

One leading gun-rights advocate, who was not invited to the "open" discussions, opined, "A seat at the table would be good, but only if used to present reasonable ideas -- gun curricula, self-defense protections, justice for civil-rights violators (just injecting civil rights into the lexicon would be good), gun-free zones vs. make-believe gun-free zones, the debilitating effects of hoplophobia and failure to recognize or treat the sufferers, and have the antis dismiss such common-sense measures; also a chance to stand against the anti-rights movement and cast them as such. I'm not sure which gun-rights leader is best suited to that. I'd love to have a crack at it, but I wasn't invited." An opportunity to do any of that was considered unlikely.

There are serious issues American gun owners want discussed, such as restoration of rights, national concealed-carry reciprocity, cracking down on states like New Jersey, New York and California that routinely violate gun owners rights, lifting the administration's ban on importation of historic WWII-era rifles, reining in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, especially the Phoenix office and its Fast and Furious and GunWalker operations, and the nomination of anti-gun rights Andrew Traver to head BATFE.

Plans to strip Americans of their guns, either in whole cloth or with a thousand cuts, are deep secrets at both the center of the U.S. government, and at the United Nations, which are known to be working in concert to attain those goals. We'll be watching.


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REFRESHING IDEA TIME

My co-author on Sunshine Gun Laws -- a tongue-in-cheek list of great gun laws we ought to have -- has just come up with another beauty. Rock on with your bad self, Mark Moritz!


THE NO-GUN PERMIT LAW
THE NO-GUN PERMIT LAW

If you can demonstrate (to the local sheriff, state police or other proper authority) that you have a good reason why you should not carry a gun, then after attending a 40-hour class, paying a fee, being fingerprinted and photographed, and having your background checked, you can get a card that says you have permission to not carry a gun.

Anyone caught not carrying a gun, without the permission slip to be unarmed, can be prosecuted for a misdemeanor. In any contact with a police officer, you must declare that you are unarmed, and you must show your permit. Failure to show the permit is a misdemeanor. Showing bad attitude toward the officer is grounds for an additional charge of reckless endangerment, since going unarmed is known to aid and abet the criminal element. After enactment, newspapers are authorized to publish the names of all people who have no-gun permits, for safety.

This is not to be confused with the Gun-Free-Citizen Act, in which a person can, of their own free will, be permanently banned from even touching a gun, under penalty of felony arrest. See all the Sunshine Gun Laws, http://www.gunlaws.com/sunshin.htm, some of which have actually been enacted. See also Model Firearms Legislation, seriously proposed, to advance our rights and the cause of freedom, suitable for any of the states in the Union. http://www.gunlaws.com/ModelLegislation.htm



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This message faces legislators and other who drive to the state capital
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The 2011 book is now in stock and shipping, the delays and computer problems are over, get yours now. More than 50 changes in this edition, plus it now includes rules for restaurant carry, and greatly expanded front matter with requirements with police during a roadside stop, motorcycles and much more.

We're back on our standard goal of five-to-ten business day delivery. Still only $13.95 +S&H, so much cheaper than a lawyer -- and better than many of them (though it was written by an excellent Kentucky attorney, J. Scott Kappas.) Nearly one million copies in print. http://www.gunlaws.com/travel.htm

The Traveler's Guide provides the only nationwide ranking of gun freedom in the states of the Union. The book has increased the rank of Arizona to 99%, which corresponds closely to the Brady Center to Promote Gun Violence's ranking of freedom suppression, which places Arizona near the bottom of its so-called report card.

Arizonans, proud of the Brady rank of 2 out of 100, are pressing for a perfect zero score, with bills now in the legislative process. To keep up with Arizona's innovative proposed statutes, follow the action at the Arizona Citizens Defense League, http://www.azcdl.org.

Changes to the freedom ranks of other states have been made as well.
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This is the billboard Arizonans put up as part of
the statewide TrainMeAZ.com campaign
that the city of Phoenix tore down:


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TrainMeAZ CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS thus far:


Arizona Citizens Defense League

"Protecting and expanding the rights of law-abiding gun owners."
http://www.azcdl.org

 

Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association

"Dedicated to promoting the shooting sports. Established 1909."

http://www.asrpa.com

 

Caswells

"Mesa's Premier Indoor Shooting Range"

http://www.caswells.com

 

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

"The common sense gun lobby"

http://www.ccrkba.org


Crossroads of the West Gun Shows
"America's Best Gun Shows"
http://www.crossroadsgunshows.com
 

Front Sight

"The world's premier resort dedicated to self-defense and firearms training."

http://www.frontsight.com

 

GunLaws.com

"Your source for the gun laws—in plain English and word-for-word"

http://www.gunlaws.com

 

Gunsite

The world's oldest and largest firearms training facility specializing in self defense. Located in central Arizona.

http://www.gunsite.com

 

Second Amendment Foundation

"Dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms."

http://www.saf.org


Second Amendment Sisters

"The woman's advocacy group dedicated to the human right of self defense."

http://www.2asisters.net

 

Wide World of Maps

"The most complete map store in the Southwest --
hunting, fishing, topos, GPS -- it's map heaven."

http://www.maps4u.com



Learn more about the TrainMeAZ Campaign at http://www.trainmeaz.com

Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts blog entry:
http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/LaurieRoberts/102384

Ms. Roberts column (excellent support):
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2010/10/23/20101023roberts1023.html

Examiner coverage by David Codrea:
http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-national/why-has-phoenix-banned-gun-safety-ads

The issue aired on Armed America Radio
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Arizona is rekindling the idea of a nation of marksmen.


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

ARIZONA TRAINERS --
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Earlier problems with automated sign-ups have been fixed.
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CATO Institute Chairman Bob Levy (Heller case attorney)
"... TrainMeAZ is a no-lose proposition.  It will promote gun safety and marksmanship as an integral component of American citizenship ..."


Special letter from NRA Board of Directors members living in Arizona  --

On behalf of the five NRA Board Members who make Arizona their home (including two past presidents), we’re asking you to take a stand on gun rights and support the TrainMeAZ campaign now being organized.

Our new Constitutional Carry law changes everything. Now that any law-abiding adult in Arizona can discreetly carry firearms, Arizona leads the nation in demonstrated support for the Second Amendment. It’s in your interest as Arizonans, and the nation needs to know, what we’ve accomplished.

We have a priceless opportunity to launch “a culture of marksmanship” here in Arizona that can sweep across the country, but it can only happen with your direct involvement. Now that government no longer dictates the training environment, private enterprise and the free market should take advantage and fill that vacuum.

This will help your business, build your customer base, and bolster the right to keep and bear arms. By acting as a state instead of separately, we will present an image to the nation that pushes all our independent interests ahead...  Read the rest.



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The Texas Gun Owner's Guide
http://www.gunlaws.com/tgog.htm
Texas enacted Freedom to Carry for travelers,
an enormous advance for our right to arms.
Will the next step be full Constitutional Carry?
Many Texans think that should be next,
and are working toward that goal. See the link:
http://www.gunlaws.com/ConstitutionalCarryIndex.htm
Read all about your rights and responsibilities.
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http://www.lp.org

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

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

PrisonOfficer.org
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The Arizona Conservative
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Wilson County News, Floresville, TX
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NYS Rifle & Pistol Association Newsletter "The Bullet"
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Buckeye Firearms Association
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Western Missouri Shooters Alliance
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Virginia Liberty
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Chelsea Rod & Gun Newsletter
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Read It Here News Prescott
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Author Alan Korwin
as drawn by Pulitzer-prize-winning cartoonist Steve Benson


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Alan, if you think this idea will make us safer [repeal of gun-rights infringements], you are nuts! The more guns, the more violence. What gun manufacturer do you work for? The idea that we will be safer by putting more guns out there is absolutely crazy. Our country is one of the most violent upscale countries in the world and it is a direct result of the ease which we can get guns. Having the right to bear arms to form a militia, has been turned into our nation returning to the wild and very dangerous wild west. The idea we can only settle our differences with the expansion of guns it absolutely insane. The right to bear arms can and is consistent with safety but that doesn't mean we all need to be packing guns. It is sad people like you push the idea that more violence will result in less violence. Shame on you. Gun ounership carries responsibilities and one is to assure that nust like you can't get their hands on guns . The idea of carrying guns to political events is like taking guns to polling places in the south, simple intimidation and infact is a call to violence by you! By carrying guns to public places simply send the message that well we can't talk this our with reason, rather let's shoot it out.  --Steve M.


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