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by Alan Korwin, Author
Gun Laws of America


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Feature Story: Jobs v. Work
National Training Week Is Coming
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The Uninvited Ombudsman Report, June 14, 2012
by Alan Korwin, Bloomfield Press

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That's next weekend.

Wayne LaPierre, Exec VP of the NRA may be joining us (he's been invited but hasn't confirmed yet) at "Second Amendment Day" at the 4-H Shooting Range and Conference Center outside Roanoke, in Wirtz, VA. Saturday, June 23, starting at 4 p.m. The range will be open for free, there's a BBQ planned, three guns will be raffled, and I'll be delivering a seminar on protecting our gun rights. It's being sponsored by the Smith Mountain Lake Pistol Shooting Association, and other local groups are involved. Advance tickets (only $15) and details: club president Peter Fisette, 540-400-1070, themayorofsml [at]

So, do I look like the drawing of me?


The Wrong Diner to Rob (Oh, is this good):


"Nobody's seen a communist in over a decade."

Bill Clinton, while introducing Mr. Obama at a fundraiser, attacked republicans for inventing boogie men and false fears of non-existent threats. Tea Partiers in Congress warned of certain communist-leaning democrats. Clinton actually said: "Nobody's seen a communist in over a decade." The audience went wild, they loved it!

Aside from rumors about the very man he was about to introduce (and maybe both their wives too), didn't anyone of the rich elites in the room recall, hmmm, Castro and communist Cuba? Or communist North Korea that was splashed across "news" papers everywhere when the communist dictator recently died? Or how about communist China, where they simply disappear dissidents? Or the communist/marxist rulers across South America? At least 20% of the world's population lives under communism. If you want to see communists "walking around" (Clinton's phrase) just go to an "occupy" private-property rally, where commies and the various American communist parties (plural, there are a bunch) have booths and exhibits.

Don't take my word for it, see for yourself (it's only 30 seconds):


No law can stop a murderer.
Only another person can do that.



Remember when kudzu (an "invasive" vine) was going to take over all of North America?
Or killer bees, remember them? (Or for that matter, beehive collapse.)
How about the Asian Walking Catfish?
Carp in the great lakes?
What about starlings?

Weren't STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) going to kill us all,
not just the gays (the greatest "at risk" population)?
If you haven't been to a hip bar or college campus lately,
believe it, the horizontal mambo is going strong.

Remember when everyone smoked, tossed filter butts on the ground,
and enviro-wackos in media warned us that the things never decompose?
Can you find an old one anywhere?

Do you remember when soda pop tops pulled completely off,
and people simply tossed them? Weren't they going to clog the environment?
Can you find a single one no matter how hard you look?
Maybe there's a layer somewhere deep underground that anthropologists
in the future will be able to use to date parts of our culture.

Kudzu and the catfish settled down.
The bees crossbred and mellowed.
Despite their "general useless ugliness,"
starlings really aren't so bad.
Anything that can actually fly is pretty cool, no?

Whatever happened to that hole in the ozone that was going to swallow us?
Did the ban on freon (in the U.S.) really make it go away?  Did it even shrink any?
Why don't we ever hear about it anymore? 

Be afraid, be very afraid.
That seems to be the "news" media watchword these days.
They hope you won't remember from one doomsday scenario to the next.
The Uninvited Ombudsman won't let that happen.
Got a favorite one? Send it to me.


Now is the time to ask YOUR local range to participate.

Do it. Click the link. It's easy. Everybody wins.

National Training Week, when everyone is encouraged to go to the range and practice during 4th of July week (July 4 - 11). "Celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, firearms and freedom."

Endorsed by members of Congress.

You help advance our right to keep and bear arms.
Plus you get range time and new guns to try out.
Click it now.


Wear your colors.


1- Jobs vs. Work

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

The government's ambitious plans for job creation haven't worked out as planned. But it's not the fault of the man in the White House who is trying as hard as he can to create jobs. It's the fault of the other party and problems created before he took control of the office. Jobs are down, the economy is down, you're down, future prospects are down, down, down. We'll continue to create jobs, for the good of the country and the economy. Have a nice day.

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

Jobs vs. Work -- The Big Government Lie

Why can't government create jobs, really?

This non-gun issue is critically important.

The "news" media hasn't got a clue.

by Alan Korwin
The Uninvited Ombudsman

The phrase create jobs is constantly in the headlines these days.
Candidates and the man in the White House seem to be all about creating jobs.

This simple phrase "create jobs" can easily mislead you.

Let me explain:

Why does government constantly fail to create jobs? Well --
Just separate the idea of “jobs” and “work” and you'll see.
Government can't create jobs.

JOBS are what you get when you invent or develop a product or service,
create demand and fill it. Jobs are a way to make money.

WORK is what you get when you take taxes from people who make money,
and give it to other people to do tasks you define. Work is a way to spend money.

Jobs come from the private sector.
Work comes from the government sector.

Government by its very nature cannot create jobs.
An energetic free public cannot help but create jobs.

Jobs create wealth.
Work consumes wealth.

Jobs are self perpetuating.
Work is finite.

Jobs come from companies, corporations and individuals.
Work comes from government “jobs” programs and agencies.

Jobs last as long as you create demand for what you do.
Work lasts as long as officials decide to pay workers.

Jobs create a sense of accomplishment.
Work creates a sense of dependency.

Jobs can grow through hard work.
Work ends when the assignment is done.

If you can invent a task that cannot be completed, work can go on forever.
Jobs don't have this nice feature. Government work does.

Politicians who say they'll “create” jobs are either sucking up, ignorant or lying.
Read that line again, it explains everything. Read it. I'll wait.

People who can create jobs are the backbone of American exceptionalism,
widely admired for contributing to prosperity, and the magnet that draws people here.

The only way government can help jobs happen is to stay out of the way of people who make the jobs.
Government is not very good at that. It is a leash and heavy baggage interfering with productivity and jobs.
Every time government regulations shrink, the business sector and jobs grow. It's not often.

Jobs are produced by capitalism, free enterprise, the right to contract, property ownership, free markets, entrepreneurial spirit, self starting, personal ambition, risk, division of labor, competition, marketing, economies of scale, prudent management, creativity, retention of the fruits of your labor and more.

Work is defined by government itself, on a project-by-project basis, using laws, regulations, policies, agencies, bureaus, committees, task forces, routine collectivist paradigms, central planning, czars, democratic decree, court decisions, taxpayer-provided physical assets and capital, and more.

See the difference? Government can only make work, using the money of people who earn it.

My guarantee: You'll be able to pick this analysis apart. Don't. Resist that temptation, especially semantics, and exceptions you can dream up. Understand the distinction here -- at its highest level: Jobs and work are not the same thing. Government by its very nature can only make work.

When you hear any candidates, “news” story, officials or pundits that speak to government “creating” jobs, know it is a false flag and see through the fog. Only businesses can make jobs. Now you know.

Not for publication -- George, this could change the whole dialog.
If it leaks out people will know that government does not
and cannot make jobs. By and large, they do not know this,
and the education system has helped us keep this under wraps.
If they ever find out, all our preparations will go up in smoke.
Call me and we'll conclude our plans.

WORK    vs.    JOBS
Public sector    vs.    Private sector
The government    vs.    The people
Command    vs.    Demand
Forced markets    vs.    Market forces
Wealth redistribution    vs.    Wealth creation
Decree driven    vs.    Demand driven
Good services    vs.    Goods and services
Command economy    vs.    Supply and demand
Power motive    vs.    Profit motive
Consumptive    vs.    Productive
Sycophantic    vs.    Sustainable
Indentured    vs.    Independent
Conformist    vs.    Creative

Alan Korwin
“The Uninvited Ombudsman”
4848 E. Cactus #505-440 o Scottsdale, AZ 85254
1-800-707-4020 Orders o 602-996-4020 Office

Jobs and work are both important.
Both are needed.
They are not the same.


Dear Tony: I receive occasional letters like yours believing (or wishing) I was a one-trick pony, sticking solely to gun-related issues. Because of all my work in that field, it’s easy to overlook the fact that I’m a writer first and a gun-law expert second. Without a wide breadth of interests I would desiccate, and that would serve no one. If you look hard you’ll see the main focus of Page Nine is news-media accuracy (or the severe lack of it) across a broad range of subjects, not just the gun issues my news-media watchblog frequently contains. I'm a 25-year member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

FWIW, my bona fides include publishing (CEO of Bloomfield Press); writing (25-year track record, innumerable clients); authorship (13 books so far); public relations (long client list includes Pulitzer winner Steve Benson); public speaking (AIM Speaker’s Bureau); technical writing (IBM, AT&T, Motorola, American Express, many more); business plans and proposals ($10MM+ in funded proposals, including SkyMall); First Amendment law (newest book "Bomb Jokes at Airports" is on limits of free speech); audio engineering (past member AES); guitar and songwriting (eight years in music biz and current band The Cartridge Family); mineralogy and geology (dozens of articles published); an abiding interest in physics, cosmology and philosophy; numismatics (Adelphi U. certified); and of course, constitutional law and the Second Amendment.

You really don’t want me to be a single-issue monolith -- it’s better if I spread myself around. If you really need a single-issue focus, there are plenty of outlets out there to get that.

And please don’t think you’re alone, wishing I didn't stray from just guns. I couldn’t spend all this time writing this just to respond to you. It’s a stock message I get to use more often than I’d prefer. Not sure why that’s so -- if you have any idea, please share.


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 National Training Week

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


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

National Training Week is when everyone is encouraged to go to the range and practice during 4th of July week (July 4 - 11). "Celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, firearms and freedom."

Wouldn't it be nice if, as a special project, your own local shooting ranges offered one-hour handgun rentals for free, so you could try out new guns?

Wouldn't the week of Independence Day be a nice time to do that? Sort of, celebrate your freedom with fireworks and firearms for the 4th of July. Ranges nationwide could make the offer, throw in special classes even for newcomers, and America would be better for it.

I'm trying to help make that happen.
We've been working this for four years now.
The ranges that have participated had good results,
new business, revenue, new customers.
You can help me make it happen.

Take a look at the plans for National Training Week, when everyone is encouraged to go to the range and practice during 4th of July week (July 4 - 11). "Celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, firearms and freedom."

Let my good friend Bill at the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) know that you support the idea of National Training Week. Ask them to support it too.


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Gun laws suck Alan.  We should take all your f*ck*ng guns and melt them to nothing.  I'm sick the hell of paying tax for you hillbillies to shoot your guns.  Just weeks ago, a young 10 year old boy in Cincinnati was practicing piano at his teachers house when a stray bullet from a robbery across the street went through the building he was playing in and struck him in the neck.  He obviously went to the emergency room, dozens of hours of therapy and now is paralyzed from the waist down.  How much taxpayer money went to pay for his care Alan?  Of course you don't know or care because all you care about is your damn stupid gun rights. I can tell you and your gun buddies.  About 100K for the emergency care and another 100K a year for the kids medical care for the next 60 years.  That would be a conservative estimate of about 6 million over his lifetime.  You understand conservative don't you? What gives you the right to shoot your damn gun and injury someone else.  The constitution speaks to militia's have the right to bear arms.  Not individuals. Your gun laws suck !!! Vince B.


Hi Mr. Korwin. I just wanted to send you a Thank you. I live in Chicago an I have been invited to speak at a state legislators taskforce committee on the issue of the right to carry. I just wanna tell you of how helpful your "Politically Correct Glossary" was, in preparing me for such an important meeting. I feel extremely well armed & confident my message will be well received. Now realizing how to play this word game & combining it with facts, Illinois may just be ready to join the rest of AMERICA and stop trying to be its own country. Wow that almost sounds like Illinois is Communist. God bless you, your family & God bless AMERICA.


I didn't even know there was still a left or right in amerika. Seems like for 30 years it is just corporate military fascism, with two professional wrestling teams entertaining the middlebrows with gods, guns, gays, school vouchers and other eyewash. Name withheld on request.


You have an interesting proclivity for pointing out the obvious that no one else sees. I think every CCW class should offer After You Shoot for sale, or at least reference it. --Art Merrill [Art -- we're in complete agreement.]


I read your gun-free zone liability act
"If you make a gun-free zone you're liable for any harm it causes."]
and thought about how anti-gunners can turn
so libertarian for a moment when someone proposes
using the force of government to make employers allow an
employee to leave a gun in his car when he disarms to go in
and earn a living.  They say that the employers have an
absolute right to do anything they want with their own
property.  I wish it were so.  Here is something I sent to
Buckeye Firearms Association.

A private business owner should be free to do anything he
wants with his property,

   as long as he has the proper number of drinking fountains
for his employees,
   and as long as he has the rungs of his ladders spaced
exactly as specified by OSHA,
   and as long as he has his fire extinguishers checked on
schedule as required by the fire department,
   and as long as his first aid kits are stocked exactly
according to regulations,
   and as long as his emergency exit signs are all working,
   and as long as he forbids smoking within 25 feet of doors
and ventilators,
   and as long as the work areas have the required lumens of
   and as long as removed floor tiles are marked by approved
orange cones,
   and as long as he pays to replace steps with approved
   and as long as he puts approved guards in all the right
places on his machinery,
   and as long as he stores his chemicals in approved
   and as long as he has approved glass in his windows,
   and as long as his doors have approved crash bars,
   and as long as his HVAC blows the approved volume of air,
   and as long as he posts approved evacuation routes,
   and as long as his hand rails are the approved height.

--Stephen Richter

[So true. And yet on the other side of the coin, employers must honor civil rights and can't make an all-black dance club, a men's- or women's-only office, prohibit gays or fats or uglies or communicable lethal diseases like AIDS on their premises, but they can deny your  specific enumerated right to keep and bear arms, 10% of the Bill of Rights, and they don't see it as hypocrisy or abuse. A fully libertarian view would allow property owners (open to the public) to ban or allow anyone they like, on whatever whim they choose, including guns (and race, sex, etc.) But until you can allow only blacks, or deny blacks, etc., then singling out guns is 100% unacceptable.]


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