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The main gun-law reports, exposes on news and current events, discoveries in the media and culture arenas and new white papers are now gathering in Page Nine, the Uninvited Ombudsman Reports. They are well indexed, have just enough irony, keep breaking new ground, and you should choose -- either scan down this list of classics or start at the link above if you understand what GunLaws.com and Alan Korwin are about.
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Some of my best work is now appearing in columns at these top two Intenet news sites. I guess I've finally arrived! If you don't have time to read my full articles, the summaries to these stories on the index page will give you key talking points, plenty of insight not found in the mainstream. Take a quick peek.
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Look at his list of crowd-pleasing subjects, or just schedule "open mic time" like a talk-radio show with no call screener, and let your audience spill their guts with a moderator who will electrify you with wit, wisdom, and an event that will leave you applauding for more.
THE AMERICAN PROTECTION OF ARMS DECLARATION
Democrat candidates for Congress and the presidency have announced plans to act against the ownership, possession and use of arms and ammunition by the public. Such acts are directly in opposition to centuries of American law, human rights and tradition, and though current "news" media personnel have fallen in line with others to support (in contrast to report) these developments, the proposals remain fully outside the law. This poses grave danger to the nation, and a direct, enactable solution is being proposed -- enforcement against the usurpation.
DELETE THE CONSTITUTION: What's in the latest no-fly bill?
"No district court of the United States or court of appeals of the United States
Has anyone even read the bill that has democrats staging a sit-in on the floor of Congress?
shall have jurisdiction to consider the lawfulness or constitutionality of this section..."
This bill is so far from the rule of law, even if you hate guns, you should press to remove its backers from office. It transfers uncontrolled power to secret police officials. It attempts to prohibit review of itself. If you appeal your denial of rights and your appeal is denied you have no options under this law. The "news" media has said nothing about the bill's contents, just non-stop spitting about the democrats sit in. My own senator supports it, with a smile. Astonishing. "The jihadis made me do it!" they say. 6/23/16
WHY THE NO-FLY-LIE MUST DIE
Don't TSA scanners work on the people on that list, is that why we need a list? If they're too dangerous to get on a plane to Cincinnatti,
why can they go there by AmTrak, or Greyhound, or car, or on foot?
Why are they even out on the loose? Are they even charged with anything? You mean the Constitution has been suspended for American citizens, because they're named on a police list -- in secret? A secret police list? Can politicians do that -- and remain in office? The no-fly no-buy scheme is the most dangerous scam ever conceived to evaporate the right to arms.
GRAN'PA JACK AND THE ORLANDO JIHAD ATTACK
When I accepted the commission to write the 9th edition of the Gran'pa Jack series for JPFO -- Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, http://www.jpfo.org, I had no idea how closely it would parallel the jihad committed in Orlando in June 2016. Click to read about it, or get a copy for only $3 bucks, fully illustrated, lessons for you, your kids, even the president, if he would read it. June 15, 2016.
CAETANO Vs. MASSACHUSETTS -- Supreme Court Gun Case 2016
A monumental gun case affirms the right of self defense, officially recognizes orders of protection are "useless" and "futile" (the Court's words), states that revolvers and semi-autos are the top choice for home defense, acknowledges the Second Amendment
saved the life of a woman against her huge abusive boyfriend -- and the media kept the story hidden from view. A gun-rights advocate's dream, a gun-controller's nightmare, here it is in technicolor. Includes a link to the actual case.
UNILATERAL -- not "Universal" -- BACKGROUND CHECKS
The loud cries for "universal" background checks
are really schemes for universal gun- and gun-owner registration. These are promoted by politicians who know exactly what they're doing (the proposed bills are explicitly registration bills). They then deceptively tell a different story, but every innocent gun owner's name and gun data is sent directly to the FBI, by the tens of millions. In unilateral checks, the prohibited people list goes to gun dealers, and like wanted posters, licensees do the work and the FBI gathers nothing. There's more to it of course, and rights deniers hate it, because it exposes and defeats their real purpose. Shrinks the bureaucratic behemoth too. Why they don't arrest the Brady criminals they do find.
SHOULD WE ELECT AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT?
All the talk about being a "natural born citizen"
and whether candidates for President are really eligible under the Constitution is critically important to our rights. Which comes first -- the candidates or the Constitution? How foreign is too foreign? The answer is plainly evident in the historical record, which I've researched and present here in plain English. It's not up to the courts to interpret, or for talking heads to spout opinions about -- the Founders made it crystal clear, even if we'd prefer to ignore it today. See what they told us to do to stay safe and secure.
THE GUN MYTHS (A Daily Caller special feature)
Gun-control advocates invent mythical gun problems then use these to campaign for gun control. Because these well-meaning folks generally don't own or use guns, the ideas they imagine bear little resemblance to actual problems, and delay arrival at solutions. They sublimate their fears into politics where they do immeasurable harm, instead of seeking needed treatment and intervention. The myths are legendary and familiar, and must be exposed as the deceptions they are. Crimes of passion, junk guns, pocket rockets, blood in the streets, dum dums, a long, growing list.
OBAMA'S GUN CONTROL SPEECH ANALYZED line-by-line
1/5/16. Here are the highlights from the president's plans on new gun controls, in plain English. It is obvious he is limited in what he can do without Congress. His packed house and emotional introduction was brilliantly performed. The leaked details to Politico are included, the lack of real details are identified, and the illegal or usurped powers are described. The net effect from this on the problems that need solving will be small, growth of government and control significant.
METHOD FOR STOPPING SPREE MURDERERS EMERGES
Hard evidence -- not doctor theories, news commentary, conjecture, hyperbole, rumor, innuendo or any other proposals -- clearly shows that the only known way to actually stop spree murderers is to shoot them -- or scare them into shooting themselves. Time and again society has found this works. Details the media and politicians have overlooked spelled out in cold hard English.
OBAMA'S OREGON MURDER SPEECH HAD MASS ERRORS
The President's impassioned Oregon speech, moving as it was, missed key points that could lead to real progress on this terrible issue of mass murder. The "Graph of Death" he seeks is already posted; the 6,000 blacks murdered regularly are ignored; and the 2,000,000 million criminals the background check found are just turned loose after they try buying guns -- spend money getting them instead of on another background check. But wait -- there's more.
STARK IRONY -- OBAMA REVERSES HIS POSITION
Washington, D.C. -- In a stunning announcement no one expected to hear prior to his trip to Roseburg, Ore., President Barack Obama backed off his long held proposals for new background checks, and has proposed a full-court press to find and bring to justice the black murderers plaguing his home town of Chicago. Could it really be true?
••••• ARM THE ARMY •••••
August 12, 2015 -- In the wake of the muslim jihad assault on military recruitment stations in Chattanooga, Tenn., Congress has rushed five bills into the hopper, just like anti-gun-rights activists do after a psychotropic drug-crazed madman shoots up a public place. The same problems afflict both groups' actions -- poorly drafted bills, unintended consequences, wrong way to fix things and the chances of passage are remote. It's hard to believe what Congress threw in here -- very bad.
SUBARMED A critically important new White Paper, widely published, read it here.
There’s a point between fully armed and disarmed that is subarmed.
Being subarmed is dangerous. Officials would never stand for it themselves.
It’s the point at which you don’t have a very good gun,
or certainly not the type you’d prefer, or not the type your police prefer
for their own safety, and not the right ammo, or certainly not enough of it.
It isn’t the caliber you want, and the magazine is too small. You’re subarmed.
If anti-rights people interested in disarming Americans can limit our access to arms just a bit, they can subarm us, and win their battle incrementally. They are well down this path and picking up speed, under the radar.
ISN'T IT TIME TO AUTHORIZE NATIONAL CARRY ALREADY ?
Nope, and you'll agree when you see my reasoning and think about it. This article appeared in my regular column in American Handgunner magazine. Who would you grant the power to authorize this -- the federal government? They should have power to authorize your right to carry? What if they change their mind? Or set up impossible conditions? There's got to be a better way, and there is. Part 1. and Part 2.
THE GUN BUY-UP SCHEME EXAMINED
To provide balance to the constant promotional drumbeat the media has supplied for the inaccurately named Phoenix gun buyback in May, 2013 (you can't buy back something you never owned), this two-part series will examine what's really occurring in the mysteriously funded city-supported gun buy ups in Phoenix. Similar disclosure problems and legal challenges exist nationwide, as "officials" construct attempts to destroy the only property specifically protected by the U.S. Constitution. The media failed to run this report.
HOPLOPHOBIA: "Gun Fear" THE MOST DANGEROUS OF ALL PHOBIAS
While the nation looks feebly at how to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally unfit, a different mental issue
plays into the gun debate in America. Hoplophobia, the morbid fear of guns, is a real, extremely dangerous, widespread and clinically recognizable complex specific phobia. It has caused and continues to cause grievous harm in America. Because sufferers act out their fears in the political arena, it represents a significant and under-appreciated threat to the nation. April 29, 2013 by Bruce N. Eimer, Ph.D. and Alan Korwin.
BACKGROUND CHECK BILL IS REALLY GUN REGISTRATION BILL
Studied and analyzed in my Page Nine report; the first 11 pages of this 49-pager is a $100 million giveaway -- is that what 90% of the public has bought into? Do they even know?
Media chatter about background checks a smokescreen;
Manchin-Toomey orchestrates gun registration, could never otherwsie pass so it's not even publicly discussed, read it yourself, actualy lamguage included, with links to the bill. What's wrong with registration? -- plainly described, it only tracks innocent people, cannot by law include criminals (5th Amendment), enormously expensive, countless errors allow corrupt BATFE to arrest you, and writing down your name has no crime-fighting component. It gets worse. April 15, 2013
CONNECTICUT DRAFTS GUN BAN IN SECRET
Connecticut just drafted 138 pages of gun law in secret, enacted it before it could be read and digested by those who signed it -- and certainly not by the public it pretends to legitimately control -- requires federally licensed agents in the state to violate federal law, flatly denies citizens their rights, and that's practically nothing, according to leading experts. They border on touching off a revolution by banning guns the public already owns, without representation. April 8, 2013
FEINSTEIN GUN-BAN BILL ANALYZED
I've read the full 122-page bill and was surprised to find a few things missing -- like criminals, or anything about crazy people, and more.
And one amazing element all the "news" media missed -- plus, the huge list of banned guns doesn't matter. The language carefully bans all magazine-fed semi-autos, the list of guns is a smokescreen and doesn't matter at all. She might not even realize that. She has one provision in there that expired eight years ago. Feb. 11, 2013
NEWTOWN... OR EVERYTOWN?
After sensitive and caring dialogs, a self-described "anti-gun woman legislator" writes to me as an expert, for the fifth time, asking, "You still haven't explained to me why anyone needs a gun that shoots multiple bullets in a few seconds." This, as if it's my job to explain to her how life works, or how guns work, or why police prefer these guns, or why people do too for the exact same reasons as police. I write this for her, but also for some fellow countrymen, knowing their sudden concern is not fired by a compelling interest to understand, but by an emotionally charged rage. Help is here. Feb. 11, 2013.
GUN LOBBYIST NOW READY TO ROLL
The tragedy in Newtown has gun lobbyists turned inside out. They fear for their own children, and neighborhoods. They do. Their hearts are in their throats.
The media are pounding them for answers, sometimes with inane on-air grilling that shows a complete lack of understanding, or worse, total bias against our rights and an abrogation of ethical behavior. Reporters are seething with anger, as are so many politicians. Have you watched Piers on CNN?
Something must be done. The president has called on us to do something. Well who, our nation's gun lobbyists are asking themselves, better to do that than us? The answers we need. Feb. 11, 2013.
GUN LOBBYIST READY TO GIVE UP (Newtown, Conn.)
A gun lobbyist, traumatized by the evil in Newtown, Conn., under pressure by reporters for an interview, asked me desperately for help. What is he supposed to say? How can he respond to such slaughter, how can he defend guns in the light of this massacre? He is at his wit's end, ready to give up, throw in the towel. Help me please, he implores. What can he say in the face of such an abomination? There are no words. And there aren't any. Why does the media only cover guns in the face of such tragedy? Dec. 17, 2012.
ARIZONA ELECTION 2012
I read the propositions, some of which are virtually incomprehensible. Anyone who says they understand them all is a bloody genius or lying. Some items cannot be intelligently decided (should a judge be dismissed at age 70 or 75?). The official "For" and "Against" arguments help, but good people are split on some. Here's what I found, pass this around if you like. DO NOT VOTE EARLY -- new information always comes out near the end, and you'll be sorry if your vote is cast and can't be changed! Also, typically, some candidates will be indicted, jailed, withdrawn, scandalized or even dead, and your vote will be wasted. Wait until election day, like good Americans always used to do.
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO WAITING PERIODS FOR GUNS?
Waiting periods used to be the holy grail of gun-control, but now the movement and its media allies have abandonded it. Why? Because it was bogus from the start, had no effect on crime, it was pointless. Waits didn't slow crime. Now they're after gear -- magazines, ammo types, even brand names like Glock and AR-15, with the same erroneous waiting-period logic.
Coverage of the Batman-movie massacre made it clear -- we need gun-control counseling -- because gun controllers understand the issues so poorly they are interfering with real solutions. People are calling this one of the best things I ever wrote. 8/26/12
LETTER FROM CONGRESS SUPPORTS MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING
Read the letter from Congress concerning National Training Week, when everyone is encouraged to go to the range and practice during 4th of July week (July 4 - 11). http://www.gunlaws.com/NationalTrainingWeek.htm. "Celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, firearms and freedom." YOU can help make this happen. Get off your duff and DO something. "You're an American -- you can do this!"
WHY DO JEWS HATE GUNS?
Are they right? And who are The Shomrim? This groundbreaking White Paper from JPFO answers a question that has baffled people for decades. American Jews support armed defense of Israel against muslim enemies, but lead the battle to disarm American gun owners. The anti-gun-rights leadership in Congress is made up of Jews. Why do they hate guns so much? I wrote this with the Rabbi from JPFO and it went viral. It helps explain why liberals in general hate guns too. Read the press release.
THE DANGERS OF BEING "GUNLESS"
Gunless people, those who steadfastly refuse to keep and bear arms, practice marksmanship or learn gun safety create certain burdens for the rest of society. The need for a word to describe and identify such free riders has long been needed. Now they can be discussed and the problems they represent be addressed more directly.
A legislator told one of our chief lobbyists, after Constitutional Carry was enacted in 2012, "Well, now you've got it all, there's nothing left for you to do." That got me thinking. Had we really reached the end of freedom's trail? Nope, not quite. There is an entire layer of freedom-to-carry above the one we commonly think of and enjoy.
There is a new standard in town, a higher bar, on which to measure our freedom, and the goals we should set. 1/16/12.
POLICE PUBLICITY REPLACES NEWS
It's that time of year again -- around New Year's Eve and the 4th of July -- when we get the "Shannon's law" story. "Reporters" read and print the same police department press release they have read and printed for the past decade, pretending it's news. They use a law, a ten-year-old event, and threats, to discourage "celebratory" gunfire, instead of just discouraging "celebratory" gunfire. Was that sort of gunfire really even the culprit in Shannon's tragic death? Evidence and logic raise some doubts. 1/16/11.
FEDERAL GUN-SMUGGLING PROGRAM EXPOSED
In what could be Mr. Obama's Watergate, federal authorities have smuggled thousands of firearms to Mexican drug cartels, with permission from higher-ups. How high up is being investigated by Congress. Mr. Obama's response has been to attempt to pass gun statutes by decree, and avoid Congress in making new gun-reporting and recording requirements. This would be in direct violation of existing law banning gun registries (FOPA, 1986). An explosive situation, insider details here.
July 18, 2011.
ARIZONA UPDATE POSTED
Detailed info on the six major new Arizona gun laws, and all 27 changes to the state's gun laws. Basically good stuff, the bad anti-rights bills were all defeated, and a few dubious items are now law. Posted July 20, 2011, the date the laws became effective.
NEW GUN-SAFETY RULES INTRODUCED
For the first time in decades, a new set of gun-safety rules has been drafted, designed to protect people who act in self defense. Unlike the familiar rules for preventing accidents (e.g., Treat every gun as if it's loaded) and for defending yourself with firearms (e.g., Your gun should always be loaded and ready to fire), these rules deal with the aftermath of self-defense incidents (e.g., If you ever shoot in self defense you must be prepared to defend yourself against execution for murder). Author Alan Korwin's controversial book, After You Shoot examines the situation with the help of more than 70 experts. June 2011.
TrainMeAZ SUES PHOENIX FOR CENSORING "GUNS SAVE LIVES" BILLBOARDS
The gun industry in Arizona is working on training every person in the state on gun safety and marksmanship. The billboards we put up under contract with CBS Outdoor, "GUNS SAVE LIVES, Educate Your Kids" were torn down by the city of Phoenix -- they censored gun safety! We're fighting back -- with a free-speech lawsuit sponsored by the Goldwater Institute. See how their Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation is taking them on. Read the actual complaint filed, follow the process. May 2011
BOMB JOKES AT AIRPORTS EXAMINES THE LIMITS OF FREE SPEECH
Alan's 12th book breaks new ground in the First Amendment arena
-- the same people attacking gun rights are attacking free speech -- even the right to discuss guns publicly, or on the air, or in schools. Their hatred of free speech shows up everywhere, but most people are asleep to this vital threat to freedom. A big chunk of the book is online, read it and weep, laugh, get motivated. May 2011
ARIZONA GUN MAP RELEASED -- WHERE TO SHOOT GUIDE
This full-color 3-foot by 2-foot foldout map identifies every legal indoor and outdoor shooting range in the state. Packed with info, dots identify the shooting sites, advertisers pitch their wares like any souvenir tourist map, but this one is Second Amendment edge-to-edge. Nothing like it has ever been produced, take a look, or better yet, get one! April 2011
THE WORLDWIDE GUN OWNER'S GUIDE RANKS 64 NATIONS FOR GUN FREEDOMS
First time ever! New book describes the gun laws in 64 places, from those with better laws than our own, to the worst repressive regimes on Earth. Here's the big surprise -- every nation has gun rights, gun stores, gun ranges, gun buffs and a gun culture! The media wants you to think America stands alone, but that's bullpucky. The world understansd gun rights, this book makes it clear -- and what a fascinating read, to see how other nations handle this precious human right. March 2011
AUTHOR CALLS FOR NATIONAL FIREARMS CARRY
The Tucson homicidal rampage proves something -- in the wake of known threats, leaving citizens defenseless is wrong. While the forces aligned against the civil right to arms use criminal assaults to campaign against our rights, it's time to recognize that police are second responders, and we the people are always there first.
We need to repeal obstacles, not pass new laws or empower government to "allow" us to exercise our rights. February 2011
NORMAL CAPACITY MAGAZINES UNDER ATTACK
A homicidal maniac goes berserk, and anti-rights bigots use
the crimes to attack everyone who didn't do anything. The refreshed effort to limit ammo magazines after the Tucson shootings is irrational of course, but that's the way the bigots and hoplophobes fight. Here are the talking points tha make sense -- from public parity for routine police gear, to what's really behind the call for incremental disarmament. January 2011
AFTER YOU SHOOT -- YOU'RE GUN'S HOT. THE PERP'S NOT. NOW WHAT?
Alan's 13th book looks at the deadly loophole in self-defense law. If you have the right to remain silent, how do you call 911 and make recorded statements to the people trying to prosecute you? People are in jail after self defense because they help convict themselves -- don't let that be you.
Is the right to have a lawyer right away an illusion? Do you even have one, and what does it mean to "have" a lawyer? If you've thought about self defense, you need to think about what happens After You Shoot. November 2010
NEW WEB PAGE DISPLAYS OUR TV AND RADIO APPEARANCES
We get a lot of broadcast interviews, to the dismay of the liberal media who try to trap us (or ignore us!) and fail, because we have real news they lack and need. I've learned how to dodge their biases, get the truth out, and leave them questioning their own distorted values. My wife and a friend helped me gather scores of online links
-- watch CNN get what's coming to them, and much much more. Jan. 2011
ARIZONA FACES 10 BALLOT PROPOSITIONS
The Grand Canyon State finds itself with 10 propositions on the upcoming Nov. 2, 2010 midterm elections. Some seek to prevent horrific abuses -- like the end of secret ballots in union elections, sponsored by vicious union thugs. Others are needed protections of liberty -- like the right to select your own health care, or to prevent government from so-called "affirmative action" discrimination. After exhaustive research, here are my picks.
McDONALD v. CHICAGO: STATES MUST OBEY SECOND AMENDMENT
The U.S. Supreme Court decides, 5 to 4, that the right to arms in the Bill of Rights applies to the states. It's a big win for pro-gun-rights side, but anti-rights advocates are applauding the decision too, it's not all peaches and cream. Much of the "news" coverage is inaccurate or distorted, here is my careful analysis of the actual decision, in plain English.
ARIZONA ENACTS "CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY" FOR FIREARMS!
April 16, 2010 --
With governor Jan Brewer's signature on the new "Constitutional Carry" firearm law, Arizona becomes a beacon state for the nation on the gun-rights issue. Arizonans, who have been free to carry firearms openly since statehood in 1912, will now be free to carry discreetly as well, without permits or red tape. Low-crime Vermont has had this freedom intact since Colonial days, Alaska got it in 2003. The permit system remains in place but will no longer be required for discreet carry.
ARIZONA ENACTS FIREARMS FREEDOM ACT
Joining the national effort to put brakes on Congress, Arizona becomes the sixth state to enact 10th Amendment controls on federal abuse of power under the interstate commerce clause. Twenty other states contemplate similar moves, linked here. Also, state preemption has been enhanced, massive Tea Party planned, and see gun buying opportunities through police so-called "buy-back" program, where residents can cherry pick merchandise before police get it for smelting "or other uses."
"MILLION GUN MARCH" ON PHOENIX APRIL 19, 2010
Now called the national Second Amendment March, people in Arizona are planning to take their guns out for a walk to the state capitol grounds for a picnic, from high noon to 2 p.m. No leaders, no organizing, no speechifying, just signs, BYO sandwiches and let politicians know we're watching. This coordinates with the main national rally in Washington, D.C.
ORAL ARGUMENT IN McDONALD V. CHICAGO ANALYZED
It was a roller coaster -- both sides got their butts kicked. It looks like the Second Amendment will be protected, and the Justices revealed some of their true colors. It took me a long while to go through the entire transcript and evaluate what happened (from March 2 at Court to April 13 when this was posted). If you're into this sort of thing, it's an amazing read.
CHICAGO GUN-BAN CASE AT U.S. SUPREME COURT
Eye-witness report from McDonald v. Chicago in Wash., D.C., March 2, 2010
BAN ON CARRY IN NATIONAL PARKS LIFTED, 2/22/10
The ban on the right to keep and bear arms in National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges, implemented by federal bureaucrats with no legitimate authority to do so, has been lifted thanks to a bill signed by president Bush at the end of his term. The parks, which had been isolated federal islands of rights denial, now enjoy the same RKBA as the states they are in. News reports have generally had the details completely mixed up, read the actual language here, and know that the feds are still fooling with regs for each locale.
Will "Freedom To Carry" replace "Right To Carry"? The right to discreetly bear arms should not require a government-issued permission slip, with paperwork, approvals, classes, testing, fingerprints, photographs, criminal-database lists, taxes called fees and expiration dates. Alaska passed it. Vermont has always had it. Texas got a good chunk of it in 2007, Montana has had it since 1991 -- and everyone is still alive. Your state should have its rights restored too.
BILL OF RIGHTS DAY 2009 - AT THE WRIGLEY MANSION!
Coming Dec. 15, 2009 -- Honor the Bill of Rights at the exquisite Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix, on the day it was ratified back in 1791. An evening you won't forget, with special guest "George Washington," and a solemn reading, out loud, from a parchment copy of the document that changed the world. Refreshments, companionship, a splendid time is guaranteed for all. Can't get to Phoenix? Celebrate at a place near you.
Read about last year's event -- people aren't in the streets with pitchforks yet, but a lot of anger is festering over the way politicians are trampling our fundamental rights.
BLOOMFIELD PRESS FILES AMICUS IN CHICAGO GUN-BAN CASE
Should individual states be required to honor your guarantees under the Bill of Rights? Bloomfield Press has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to say yes, in an amicus ("friend of the court") brief just filed (11/23/09). The goal is to require states to be bound by the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Read the brief, it's fascinating -- armed self defense is a well-recognized, deeply rooted fundamental right.
THE CONSTITUTIONAL DIVIDE
People talk about the left vs. the right.
Well there is a left in America for sure,
the very opposite of what America stands for.
But what people mistakenly call "the right"
the core -- central values that make America
the shining beacon of freedom it is.
A simple chart spells it out, easy to reprint for people who need a political slap upside the head.
Helps promote The American Way.
THE AMERICAN WAY
I gave a speech to a large group on Patriot's Day, commemorating the shot heard 'round the world. Several thousand people turned out on a nice sunny day and to my surprise, constantly interrupted
with applause. Seems I touched a nerve with this uplifting view of what makes America great.
Many asked for a copy of the speech. Here it is. Permission to circulate gladly granted.
Download an easy-to-print version.
AZ NEWS -- 9 NEW LAWS BEGIN, ACLU HELPS GUN OWNERS (unintentionally)
Get plain-English descriptions of the new laws taking effect Sep. 30, 2009; Order the new 24th edition of The Arizona Gun Owner's Guide coming out shortly; The state gets a new gun-rights PAC that deserves vigorous support; Don't miss the huge open-carry banquet Oct 3. in Tucson; our main Phoenix-metro outdoor marksmanship spot needs a hand.
GUNS AT OBAMA RALLY SEND MEDIA BALLISTIC
Normal open carry in Phoenix made international news because the President
was in the city at the time. Under any other conditions, it would not
have even been noticed, let alone mentioned for days on end. Yes, the citizen was black, just like the president, a fact that the media hid. The gun was a one-shot-at-a-time sport-utility rifle, not a machine gun. No corrections are expected. My editorial about the non-event ran in 550,000 copies of the state's Sunday paper.
Politically savvy power brokers have bags full of "model legislation" --
sample laws they draft themselves, that serve their interests,
and make it easy for legislators to introduce -- and enact. To preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and the freedoms we cherish,
this is a page we should have in our play book. Here are some models for starters, and we're looking for more, so speak up.
HEALTH-CARE BILL HAS CONTENT, NOT JUST HYPE
While the media plays poli-hype games with the health-care bill, the CONTENTS of the bill are overlooked -- and horrifying. A set of one-liners dissect the 1,100-page bill clearly with cross reference to every page and line; rationing, government chooses for you, doctors' practice run by bureaucrats, and end-your-life paperwork issued by appointed clerks. Serious implications for gun ownership -- are you "fit"?
SOTOMAYOR MISSES ALL 14 SELF DEFENSE CASES
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor claimed she can't think of a single Supreme Court case that addresses self defense. Our research shows that fourteen separate Supreme Court cases, from 1895 to 1985, addressed every basic aspect of personal self defense. All of them held that self defense is a valid, justifiable and long-standing tenet of American law. They are all summarized here.
ARIZONA AND TEXAS GET NEW GUN LAWS
My home state of Arizona got nine new laws in 2009, plus other changes since the 23rd edition of The Arizona Gun Owner's Guide was released. The Lone Star state got changes in 2009 and changes in 2007 since the 6th edition of The Texas Gun Owner's Guide was released.
NATIONAL TRAINING WEEK -- July 4 to July 11, 2009
The week around Independence Day is being established as National Training Week -- a time when Americans go to the range to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. Ranges are encouraged to offer free handgun rentals, discounts, classes and other incentives to recognize and support our freedoms. Fireworks, firearms and freedom -- what a great celebration of the 4th of July! Please ask your local range to take part, details posted here.
OBAMA'S END RUN ON CONGRESS WITH INT'L GUN TREATY
April 24, 2009. An international gun treaty would enact gun controls more draconian than anything ever attempted, and eliminate a vote in the House of Representatives, where 65 Democrats are in open revolt over Obama's anti-rights gun plans. Entire treaty is analyzed here in plain English. Also, EPA is being used to bypass the Second Amendment, and notes about the acute ammo shortage.
ARIZONA UPDATE: Events Coming, Insider News
Potential gun bans at the NRA Convention Center in Phoenix (May 15-17) have been defeated, carry will not be infringed; A revolutionary-era Committee for Safety has been formed in Prescott, Ariz., for a Patriot's Day celebration on April 19, I'll be there; Massive tax protest set for the state capital on April 15; Gigantic Crossroads gun show coming April 25-26.
COMMITTEE FOR THE BILL OF RIGHTS FORMING
Feb. 10, 2009. Without even asking, people nationwide are clamoring for a BOR Committee to start enforcing the Bill of Rights against the federal and state governments. Hear their pleas, look at the logic, and check out some of the answers and action plans that are in the works.
STATES DEMANDING 10TH AMENDMENT PROTECTION
Feb. 7, 2009. States are fed up with federal usurpation of their powers, and are starting to find a backbone. At least seven have introduced resolutions demanding the feds cease and desist from exercising any undelegated powers. Links and highlights to each one. All 50 states belong on this list.
YOUR RIGHTS IN A VEHICLE
Feb. 1, 2009. This tactfully addresses the Second Amendment
for local travel and parking without directly citing 2A. "Any legally owned private property may be kept in or on a means of transportation at any place the means of transportation may legally be." Read the model legislation, it's short, suggest it to you legislators.
GUN-RIGHTS LICENSING PLANNED and SHOT Show Recap
Jan. 21, 2009. People complain it's just scare tactics when rights activists holler about gun bans. Here's the bill that proves them right, HR 45 from Illinois congressman Bobby Rush, which goes beyond gun bans to ban gun owners. So far outside constitutional boundaries it defies belief -- the man deserves to be removed from office. Also, a brief SHOT Show report with pictures.
GUN BAN LISTS REVEALED
Jan. 5, 2009. Preliminary Brady/Democrat gun-ban lists for Obama for 2009 are on the record, you can read them here and it will get worse -- if that's possible -- when the new versions are released. The Attorney General gets carte blanche to make bans, and any firearms used by military or feds would be presumed banned to the public.
Brady Strategic Plan Outlined Biggest infringements ever attempted
Complete 16-page Brady rights-denial proposal (pdf) Actual documented plan sent to Obama
BILL OF RIGHTS DAY 2008 - AT THE WRIGLEY MANSION!
Coming Dec. 15, 2008 -- Honor the Bill of Rights on the day it was ratified in 1791, at the exquisite Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix. An evening you won't forget, with oratory by "Patrick Henry" and a solemn reading, out loud, from a parchment copy of the document that changed the world. Refreshments, companionship, a splendid time is guaranteed for all. Can't get to Phoenix? Celebrate at a place near you.
Read about the event -- people aren't in the streets with pitchforks yet, but a lot of anger is festering over the way politicians are trampling our fundamental rights.
OBAMA GUN BAN PLANS -- PRELIMINARY
Dec. 1, 2008. Sarah Brady, speaking for the Brady Campaign, calls president-elect Obama and VP-elect Biden, "two of the most powerful allies we have ever had." This is what Obama called "respect for the Second Amendment," -- being named the champion of the anti-gun-rights movement. The Brady's four-point plan is described, and it is NOT respect for the Second Amendment, it is a ferocious assault on rights every American has today -- but may not have tomorrow.
HOPE FOR OBAMA'S PROPOSED "ASSAULT-WEAPON" BILL
Obama can unite the nation on the gun issue -- if he does the right thing. It's spelled out here in just a few words, easy to do, and a good thing if he does it. Will he? Permission granted to send this letter to your local news editors, and fight the good fight.
THE HELLER CASE: GUN RIGHTS AFFIRMED!
It's the Supreme Court case that saved the Second Amendment and strengthens the right to keep and bear arms for all Americans -- and now it's a book. All the insider details, the entire decision spelled out in plain English, how anti-rights activists plan to use it against us, plus summaries of all 96 Supreme Court gun-related cases (don't believe the hooey that the Court has been quiet about this!). If your rights are important to you, at least take a look.
Heller case press releases and news from Bloomfield Press
BIDS v. NICS
If we must have gun-buyer background checks to stop criminals, do it without compiling massive records on the innocent. A simple system called BIDS does this at far less cost than NICS. Basically, BIDS distributes the list of hardcore prohibited possessors
to federally licensed firearm dealers. Dealers check their customers
against the computerized list to lockout illegal sales.
This maintains the privacy of innocent citizens, stops criminals, and
eliminates the potential for illegal government registries.
D.C. ISSUES ITS NEW GUN LAWS, POST HELLER
As expected, the District of Columbia is doing everything possible to undermine the Supreme Court ruling in Heller, to make it virtually (instead of completely) impossible to use a firearm for self defense in the home, and place registration requirements so abusive that few may wish to act under the new dictates and “amnesty” program. Our directory takes you to the actual laws, Page Nine #49 has a summary.
The ugly underbelly of the anti-gun-rights argument is that most "gun deaths" are strictly limited by demographics, geography, and social and economic factors kept swept under the rug. If it became known how much "gun violence" is a result of the war on some drugs and "bad neighborhoods," we could 1) drastically reduce the problem by addressing the root causes, and 2) stop attacking people's rights in the name of stopping crime. Stunning maps reveal the unsavory truth.
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY NATL. SYMPOSIUM on HANDGUN VIOLENCE
James Brady a no-show -- wife Sarah hospitalized
Can a pro-rights position survive an anti-rights rally?
Ten of the leading gun-control advocates in the nation were scheduled for a coordinated review of “reasonable” limits on the right to keep and bear arms, led by Jim Brady himself, along with David Hemenway of Harvard and a host of others. I was invited to provide balance. Ten to one against. Hah. I had them outnumbered.
D.C. v. HELLER GUN-BAN CASE -- EYEWITNESS REPORT AND PICTURES
I was honored with a reserved seat in chambers for this historic case on 3/18/08, as a guest of the Marshal of the Court, while my friend Bob Blackmer got in by camping out overnight on the line. We had an amazing time and got a first-hand look at what happened. I posted a night-before eyewitness report, an immediate-after analysis, a post-event analysis, and a ton of photos -- very different than what the news showed.
"NICS IMPROVEMENT ACT" FIXED AND SIGNED INTO LAW
Quietly, the incredibly dangerous anti-rights gun law drafted by the Brady group and its allies, HR 2640, has been rewritten by attorneys coordinated by the NRA. The new bill, though not perfect, is a giant leap ahead of the highly controversial first draft, and was signed into law by president Bush on Jan. 8, 2008. The law puts certifiable mental cases on the no-guns list, and provides tools for getting yourself off the list.
SUPREME COURT TAKES ITS 96TH GUN CASE
The nation is buzzing about District of Columbia v. Heller as if it's the first gun case at the High Court in decades -- since the Miller case in 1939. It's actually the 64th gun case since Miller, and we have the details you won't find elsewhere. Heller will most likely be heard in March and decided in June, 2008. It could reaffirm or reverse the public's right to arms. The first 92 cases are in Supreme Court Gun Cases, which we published after six years of research.
EXCELLENT NEW BOOKS AND DVDs
I have found and posted 35 brand new books and DVDs
for gun owners --
self defense, non-lethal force, gun rights, advanced carry techniques, and
The Founders Package -- books the Founding Fathers read and wrote!
Also -- survival, gun politics, knife tactics and more. Look see.
MULTIPLE ARIZONA EVENTS IN DECEMBER 2007
Nov. 30 - Dec. 2. Gigantic three-day special gun show at Phoenix Fairgrounds, with free admission for volunteers who staff the Arizona Citizens Defense League table for several hours and help hand out magnets, flyers, brochures, and keep an eye on things. RSVP: president@AzCDL.org. Includes the Big Arms Review show -- anti-aircraft, armored vehicles, extreme calibers, more.
The Cartridge Family Band makes a rare appearance on Sat., Dec. 1 at the Sheriff Joe Arpaio Roast. See “America’s Toughest Sheriff” roasted alive in the 7,000-seat Sundome arena!
Sat. Dec. 8. Aaron Russo's Restore The Republic is holding its "Hope for America Conference” in Arizona. I'll be joining an excellent panel of speakers, don't miss it. A philanthropist has agreed to sponsor the event so it will be FREE to the public (was $70)!
Sat., Dec. 15 is the Bill of Rights Day Celebration.
Groups and individuals nationwide are encouraged to gather, dine, and read the Bill of Rights out loud, in a celebration of the freedoms it has helped preserve, on the day it was ratified in 1791. It’s easy, fun, free, helps save the world... Special affair at the elegant Scottsdale Plaza Resort this year.
GUN LAW UPDATE: TEXAS GETS CASTLE DOCTRINE, MORE
Citizens by-and-large like it, anti-rights advocates don't -- a criminal breaking into your home or vehicle can be shot, you don't have to run away, and they can't just sue you afterwards. Reasonable common-sense gun laws are making more headway. Also: Student suspended for a laser-gun sketch is bad policy and ignorant.
GUN OWNERS WITHOUT BORDERS
Taking a cue from other successful human-rights groups, author Alan Korwin is calling for international recognition of a person's right to live, which supercedes state sovereignty and any justifications used to exterminate individuals anywhere in the world.
RIGHTS-DENIAL LIST TO INCREASE
Broadly defined "mental cases" may add as many as 21 million more records to the NICS rights-denial database, under HR 2640, being debated in June 2007. Rights restoration procedures are included, and they may actually work. The Dept. of Homeland Security will be required to add its records to the database. Some gun-rights advocates applaud the move, to weed out nut jobs, others aren't so sure.
THE GUNS AMONG US
Here is a rational response to wildly promoted psychopathic atrocities featured on Page One in the national news media. People who believe the only purpose of a gun is to kill are mistaken—victims of relentless propaganda. Guns save lives. When a maniac goes crazy, you send in people... with guns. This is the unedited version of the highly acclaimed Uninvited Ombudsman editorial
from the 500,000-circulation Arizona Republic newspaper on May 6, 2007.
U.S. AIR MARSHAL PISTOL DRILL
Now that you can't even bring an eye tweezer on an airplane, the U.S. Air Marshal service is in full swing, recruiting and training new members. Could you qualify? This is one tough course of fire.
D.C. GUN BAN ENDS AFTER 31 YEARS (Gun Law Update 3/14/07)
My eblast updates reach tens of thousands and include news and analysis you don't get elsewhere. Click here to get on the list. This edition was bristling with sizzling items -- 1- Court Restores Gun Rights to D.C. (insider analysis); 2- News Media Non-Plussed Over Restoration of Rights; 3- "Supreme Court Gun Cases" Book Named to All-Time Top Ten List; 4- Gun Sales Up, Gov't Tax Revenue Increases; 5- Gun Ownership Up But Firearm Fatalities Hit Record Lows; 6- "Sudden Jihadi Syndrome" Identified.
DEMS NEW GUN BAN PLAN & "DEPT. OF PEACE"
Bill Clinton's expired gun ban named 19 firearms, Democrats new plan names more than 60, plus any semi-auto long gun "with a grip" and anything the Attorney General decides to add without Congress. Their bill for a Dept. of Peace is a cabinet-level indoctrination and policy bureaucracy with huge staff, sweeping powers, tremendous budget, and is being sold as an enlightened think tank... that will have controls over the Defense Dept. Under the radar for now, as they build support by getting ignorant city councils to endorse the concept.
BILL OF RIGHTS DAY LUNCHEON 2006
Recognize and celebrate the document that helps protect your freedom!
You can do this at any restaurant near you. On Dec. 15, the day the BOR was ratified in 1791, get together with other people and read the Bill of Rights aloud. It is a magical moment, a wonderful reflective pause, well worth the effort. In Phoenix, the 5th annual BOR Day will be held at The Goldwater Institute. RSVP now to secure your seat at this extra special event. You will remember the day for a long time to come.
THE LEFT WING'S PLANS FOR GUNS
After six years of Republican rule it's easy to forget what the left, and Democrats in general, think about guns, and what they would do to your gun rights if they regain power. They have been suspiciously quiet in the run up to the Nov. 2006 elections, because they want you to stay asleep. Remember "arsenal licenses" for five or more guns, and heavy taxes on ammunition? These ideas haven't gone away, they've gone underground, waiting for a chance to bloom in a perfect left-wing world. "Why would an honest person even want a gun?" See their list.
ANTI-GUN BIAS IN THE NEWS
The finest documented account of media anti-gun bias
I've ever seen.
While these conditions remain tolerated and in place,
the media has no legitimate claim to ethical behavior. More resources on the corrupt deceptions perpetrated by media people who pretend to be fair, balanced, unbiased, objective, ethical, neutral protectors of all that is good.
GUN LAW UPDATES FOR TEXAS AND ARIZONA
Texas has seen 83 changes to its gun laws since The Texas Gun Owner's Guide last came out (edition 5), for a whopping 13% increase in its gun statutes. All the Texas changes are included in the new Sixth Edition, scheduled for release on August 18, 2006. The Arizona legislature changed or introduced 17 statutes in its most recent session. Detailed descriptions of all the changes are now posted on our update pages. Two interesting highlights: Texas made recreational vehicles (motor homes and similar) a "premises," so occupants have full freedom to carry when in one; Arizona made it a crime to interfere with a hunt by putting yourself in the line of fire. Much more of course, and much of it good.
GUN LAW UPDATES FOR AZ AND VA FOR 2006
It just doesn't quit—legislatures are churning out new gun laws at a bewildering pace. The brand new 6th Edition of The Virginia Gun Owner's Guide (released June 2006) has an astounding 19% increase in gun laws, Arizona (22nd Edition, Jan. '06) is not as bad but still —it's becoming impossible to keep up. Virginia's changes are mostly for the better. Everything is posted in plain English for your convenience.
"PAGE NINE" REPORTS
What would happen if just one page in the nations' major newspapers would cover the day's stories as they ought to read, not the way left-wing news rooms color things? Like FOX on steroids, but right up the middle, for the print world, it would be the most read page in the paper. Well here it is—a creative product of my fertile brain—and available online while the newspapers try to figure it out. Actually, an increasing number of publications, websites and radio shows are now carrying these reports about the lamestream media, from yours truly, "The Uninvited Ombudsman."
POST SHOOTING PROCEDURES (Cheney
The following rules generally apply after a shooting incident
(accidental or self-defense), whether you are the Vice President
of the United States or not. A person is least capable of making
a coherent and consistent statement, with good word choices and
chronological accuracy, immediately after the shock and trauma
of a shooting incident, even though the urge to talk is typically
great, and everyone around you will encourage it. Standard police
guidelines set a good model—no statement for 48 hours, and
then it's in writing.
WHY JOURNALISTS GET IT
In a move virtually without precedent, the Society of Professional
Journalists' Phoenix chapter staged a meeting to examine, "Why
Journalists Get It Wrong," at a quiet private location in
the northeast valley. The report from this session includes four
lists of reasons, from the usual suspects (too busy, poorly educated,
laziness), to the rotten underbelly (categorical omissions, agendas,
hatred of some subjects). SPJ deserves praise for venturing into
areas that reporters often prefer to pretend don't exist.
NEW BRADY ANTI-GUN
The Brady group and its congressional supporters are proceeding,
and making headway, with a below-radar effort to ban operating
firearms from the general public, without having to actually disarm
America's 95 million gun owners. A single legal phrase has now
been quietly slipped into federal law in eight places. The latest
is tucked into the pro-rights Protection of Lawful Commerce in
The news media uses terms like "left" and "right
wing" without conscious thought, and distorts the coverage
you see.It is a special threat to gun ownership. What are these
words, and what do they mean? Is the media hiding socialist encroachments
on freedom? Yes they are, and here's the scoop they keep from
you. It happens everywhere, all the time, but they continue to
PUBLIC GUN BAN
The Gun-Free School Zones act criminalizes every lawful gun owner
who travels with a firearm outside the home, with a few narrow
exceptions. It was never intended to do this, and needs to be
amended. Schools themselves would remain gun-free zones, and the
near-total gun ban this law creates would be corrected. Sen. Feinstein
named this law, during the Judge Roberts confirmation hearings,
as an example of a law that needs to be upheld. Many politicians
are quietly aware of the ban it creates.
MORE GUN LAW UPDATES POSTED
Arizona had five new gun laws enacted for 2005. Texas had 13,
including a major overhaul of its "traveling" statute,
which had baffled Texans for more than 125 years. Virginia also
passed a passel of new gun laws. Get to any or all of them from
the Updates/Position Papers index page linked above.
FEDERAL GUN LAWS RISE 17% IN DECADE
The Tenth Anniversary edition of our flagship book, Gun
Laws of America, has brought many issues to light. Released
in July 2005, we can see federal laws are growing with no end
in sight; power is shifting from the public to the government
with passage of special "Power to Carry" laws for agents;
some good laws are going on the books too. A complete overhaul
integrates every previous update section into the main text.
MINUTEMAN EYEWITNESS REPORT
With gun rights under a microscope, I had to go down to the Arizona-Mexico
border and see what was going on for myself. My full report is
now posted. The mainstream news reports are completely misleading
-- these are decent people, no racism, no vigilantes, simply observing
and reporting, from land they have a right to be on. A 100% no-contact-with-immigrants
polcy, sidearms remain holstered at all times, first-rate support
from Border Patrol, and most Minutemen are down there armed. May
HIGH SCHOOL MARKSMANSHIP
Arizona has enacted a one-credit class toward a high school diploma,
called the Arizona Gun Safety Program, that requires a student
to safely discharge a firearm at a target, in order to pass. It's
the first in the nation, I drafted the bill, and other states
are eager to enact their own. April, 2005.
NEWS MEDIA ACCURACY HOPELESSLY
When it comes to gun issues, at least, the media has it so wrong
it's humiliating. Here are numerous clear examples, and the official
Code of Ethics that few of them follow. Studies, stats, samples
from the NY Times, Washington Times, Wall Street Journal, San
Francisco Chronicle, more. Get a laugh from journalists official
"Ethics Week." March, 2005.
FLORIDA'S CASTLE DOCTRINE
A fine new law that protects the innocent, holds violent predators
accountable, brings justice back into the system, but the news
media falsely portrays it as Wild West silliness. See what this
law really does.
RESTAURANT CARRY DEFEATED
BY TWISTED NEWS REPORTS
If the media covered it accurately, restaurant carry probably
would have passed, as it has in 34 other states. So they lied,
used bigoted slurs, promoted nonsense about bringing shotguns
into nightclubs, and narrowly defeated a good bill that would
make everyone safer.
THE LAST REFUGE FOR HATE: GUN HATE
The Dept. of Justice released a definitive study that shows the
right to keep and bear arms is an individual right. Though gun
rights enthusiasts hailed the report, and it is truly excellent,
the battle for gun rights is really about bigotry and hatred,
and scholarly work fails to affect the core problem. It's time
for the medical community to recognize and study "hoplophobia,"
morbid fear of firearms. Jan. 2005.
HEARS ITS 93RD GUN CASE
The High Court has heard the case of Gary Sherwood Small, indicted
for a federal violation that hinges on a conviction he suffered
in a Japanese court, under conditions that would never be allowed
in a U.S. court. Oral arguments were heard on Nov. 3, 2004, a
decision is expected in 2005.
describes the case
Small's official Supreme Court Brief
A DECADE OF CONCEALED-WEAPON PERMITS
ATTEND THE BIG BANQUET!
Ten years after the first permits were issued in Arizona, the
law has proven to be a great success. Lives have been saved, crimes
prevented, and the fear-mongering bigots who predicted blood in
the streets can be seen as essentially delusional. On Oct. 2,
2004, a massive banquet recognizes the value of this law, acknowledges
the wisdom of an armed citizenry and the Second Amendment, sets
the stage for seeking Vermont/Alaska-style permitless carry, and
explores the value of self defense. Activists nationwide should
consider banquet events in their states. Ours garnered direct
support from an unprecedented coalition of rights organizations:
NRA, GOA, SAF, NSSF and JPFO all cooperating with our local Arizona
State Rifle and Pistol Association.
Info, easy to copy and email to friends
Download a pdf flier to circulate
(1.8 megs with speakers' photos)
Download a pdf flier
(144K with low-rez photos)
Join the Motorcycle Motorcade to
News Release 1: Good Effects From
Bad Permit Concept
News Release 2: Huge Support for CCW Anniversary
Read the advanced notice banquet
See the invitation to the White
Chicago Tribune Reports on
News Release 3: Post-Event Wrapup;
Service Slow But Waiters Still Alive
Award Recipients' Stories
DOZENS OF SUPREME COURT GUN CASES DISCOVERED
The Supreme Court has not been quiet as you have been told. They
have handled 92 cases involving guns, used the word gun in some
form 2,910 times! Fourteen amazing self-defense cases; The Court
has consistently recognized the individual right to arms for two
centuries. Six years of work available in my newest book. Co-authors
are David Kopel, Stephen Halbrook, Alan Korwin
THE GUN-FREE-ZONE LIABILITY ACT
"If you create a gun-free zone, you're liable for any harm
Good news! Both Arizona and Georgia have put this bill in their
legislatures for 2003 (HB2320 in AZ, HB31 in GA). Gun-free zones
are known to be dangerous --they are reckless, negligent, and
a denial of civil rights that is long overdue for a closer look.
Maybe this bill belongs in your legislature too. Read the bill
(it's short) and the talking points on our website.
THE LIBERTY POLL
Rewrites the book on questions for political candidates
-- Try a few of these next time you're in earshot of a politician.
A collaborative effort by Alan Korwin, Mike Anthony, Vin Suprynowicz.
POLITICALLY CORRECTED Glossary
View/print a PDF version
here to get Adobe's Acrobat PDF reader for free.)
We've all talked about how we're losing the war of words in
the struggle for our liberties. People who would deny your rights
have done a good job of manipulating the language so far. Without
even realizing it, you're probably using terms that actually help
the people who want to disarm you. Well here comes the cavalry.
THE BIG LIE
What do you say to people who tell you the Second Amendment
doesn't protect your rights (as it always used to)? This editorial
has been widely published by newspapers and flew the email circuit;
it is available for download and sets the facts straight. Show
it to revisionists who would disembowel rights Americans have
always had, and ask them to personally volunteer for "the citizen's
gun-free pledge," instead of trying to disarm you. See "Position
Papers and Updates"
THE ONLY QUESTION ABOUT GUN REGISTRATION
The "common-sense" proposal to list America's gun owners
overlooks a simple but crucial point -- how would writing down
my name, or your name, help stop crime? Before enormous fortunes
are spent on making national lists of innocent people, these issues
must be examined. Read this compelling, researched editorial,
and perhaps decide to send it to the media in your town. See "Position
Papers and Updates"
NEW STATE GUIDES AVAILABLE
We have obtained a supply of gun law guides for --
click here to see them
Do you know of a gun-law guide for another state?
Please let us know too!
UPDATES IN THE WAYBACK MACHINE:
NEW ARIZONA GUN LAWS POSTED FOR 2004
The 21st edition of the first book I ever wrote, The
Arizona Gun Owner's Guide,
is now out and it has 53 changes from prior book. Big stuff like
laws, weird stuff like the newly prohibited "gas pressure
bomb," and important
stuff like serious range protection laws. See it all and stay
up to date.
NEW TEXAS GUN LAWS FOR 2003
Texas had some winners in 2003 -- uninfringed gun rights in motorhomes,
limits on local government abuses, rapid permits for new residents,
recognition instead of reciprocity for other states; also some
government" laws thatr give officials rights you don't have.
NOTES ON FEDERAL GUN LAW
Feb. 2003 -- Federal gun law has grown 6.5% since Oct. 2000,
to a new total of 94,333 words.See the new federal gun laws tucked
into The Patriot Act, Aviation and Transportation Security Act,
Homeland Security Act: 5,749 new words of law, in 22 separate
all included in the new 4th Edition of Gun
Laws of America.
There is a disturbing trend toward arming "the proper authorities"
where you and I can't be armed. The government is essentially
itself to have unrestricted Second Amendment rights while the
default gets the right to bear arms curtailed. It's quite clever
The net result is six new federal "police forces" (listed).
government employees who can pretty much bear arms at all times.
Now wouldn't that be a nice right to have!
GUN SHOW BILL IS NOT WHAT THEY
Mass media publicity on the proposed McCain-Lieberman
Gun Show Bill is grossly inaccurate. It's really about federal
registration of gun shows, vendors, and every person who attends.
Detailed analysis in plain English.
GUN SHOW BILL IS EVEN WORSE
Could Close Gun Shows Completely
If anyone at a gun show offers (not even sells, but offers) a
anyone else at the show -- even a gun they don't have with them
seller, buyer, AND gun show operator can be arrested. You don't
need a prohibited possessor (a criminal) involved. No operator
a show with that kind of legal risk. Full plain-English descriptions,
SHOULD CONGRESS CLOSE DOWN
The McCain-Lieberman bill practically requires gun-show closures
but they're not mentioning it, and the media doesn't know it.
Here is a
Letter to the Editor, a short and sweet summary, that you can
yourself to wake up your local reporters.
WILL BUREAUCRATS CLOSE TONTO FOREST
TO THE PUBLIC?
Federal bureaucrats running the Tonto National Forest (2.9 million
of public land basically north of Phoenix) are talking about closing
sections to public access. One of the main goals is to eliminate
GUN LAWS WORK
Stunning enforcement news refutes "loophole"
Sting puts teeth back in dozens of forgotten critical laws
The top of the Sunday paper proclaimed:
"Sting Targets Gun Shows"
Here's what was missing.
RANDOM GUNFIRE ON THE RISE
Is Media Reporting Accurate?
Arizona Gun Safety Forum
On April 21, 2001
"To help dispel ignorance and bigotry about firearms,
explore their beneficial purposes" Unite To Promote Gun Safety
THE VIRGINIA GUN OWNER'S GUIDE ´ UPDATE
Changes to Edition 3 that appear in Edition 4 Virginia's gun
laws grew in 2000 by 6.7%,
to a total of 36,486 words. All the changes and a list of the
bills and statutes
affected are included in the update.
DOES LOOPHOLE ALLOW GUN SALE WITHOUT
"Escape Clause" Was Designed For FBI Computer Failure
Federal Suspension of Bill of Rights Runs 4 Days
Gun law grew by 6.7% in 1999, with the following laws:
|| New For 1999
|| Lawsuit Protection
|| Amended In 1999
|| Qualified Immunity Enhancement
|| Amended In 1999
|| Aggravated Assault
|| Amended In 1999
|| Date Rape Drugs
|| Added In 1999
|| DPS Bullet Lab
|| New For 1999
|| Body Armor
|| New For 1999
|| Range Protection
|| Amended In 1999
|| Tenant Rentals
A brief preview of the changes for 2000 appear at the end of the
TEXAS GUN LAW UPDATE
The Texas Gun Owner's Guide
Changes to Edition 4 that appear in Edition 5, issue date March
Texas gun laws were affected in 2001 by 19 bills (out of 5,514
filed and 1,600 enacted), during the 77th session. This lead to
a net gain of 1,348 words, or 3.2% growth in Texas gun law, to
a total of 43,390 words. The text and law in The Texas Gun
Owner's Guide (5th Edition, 2002) were updated to reflect the
changes and all the changes are posted on our website.
Each bill can be viewed in its entirety on the Texas state website,
Extra hot ----
A 30-STATE 'SHALL ISSUE' CARRY-LICENSE
"Licensed to Carry" by Greg Jeffery
If you want to know what it takes to get licensed in 30 "shall
issue" states, get this book. Author Greg Jeffery produced this
incredibly detailed report to compare Missouri's proposed carry
law (remember the fight over "Proposition B"?) to all the other
states. In the process he learned they were oddly lucky to see
Prop B fail, because it would have been the most restrictive license
Covers each state's requirements for eligibility, background
checks, training requirements, permitted weapons, permit forms,
waiting periods, reciprocity, penalty for unlicensed carry, applicant
qualifications, places where carry is prohibited, who issues the
license, what it costs, renewal fees and much more. See how your
state stacks up.
Packed with charts and graphs, it even includes stats on the
number of licenses issued and revoked. The only other thing you'll
need is a travel agent. This book is extra fine. For more info,
or to get a copy, take a peek at our books!
The legislature was busy in 1998 and 1999, increasing
gun law 4.4% and 5.8% respectively, to a new total of 34,184 words.
The new 3rd edition of "The Virginia Gun Owner's Guide" contains
all the changes, and the update list is now available for anyone
interested, numbered to match the prior edition of the guide.
See "Position Papers and Updates"
The new state reciprocity list is posted, along with
some thoughts about the whole concept of having reciprocity --
instead of what you might recall we used to have -- Second Amendment
rights. See "Position Papers and Updates"
Federal gun law grew by 5.75% in 1998 to a total of
88,584 words (nothing changed in 1999). Most people have never
heard about any of this. Now posted in plain English, ready for
download. The new 3rd edition of "Gun Laws of America" contains
all the statute language, and the committee report text, plus
the "gists" posted here. See "Position Papers
Arizona is wrestling with a classic case of a feel-good
do-nothing law that tramples the rights of honest people while
doing nothing to stop the crime it pretends to address. National
implications here, especially if the excellent alternative proposal,
a tax credit for firearms training, takes hold and passes instead.
See "Shannon's Law"
THE BYRNE GRANT
Contains all the details on obtaining federal grant money
for training the public in marksmanship and the safe use and handling
of guns. See "Position Papers and Updates"
NICS CLOSES GUN STORES MORE THAN
Gun sales nationwide have been shut down for more than
eight days by the FBI; they blame the computer for this abrogation
of your rights. Get news about the National Instant Background
Check you won't see in the papers or on TV.
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At the risk of sounding too mercenary, people like yourself
who think deeply about these subjects would likely benefit from
and enjoy a copy of my book "Gun Laws of America," now in its
fully revised Fifth Edition (2005). You can look at it HERE.
But wait, why should I apologize? I believe in free markets, private
ownership of property and capitalism!! If you're fighting for
your rights and it leaves you broke, maybe you could be doing
a better job somehow!! (The antis have no compunction about raising
money for their cause.)
Of all the deaths caused by crime, accident,
disaster and maniacs, they hold a distant
back seat to the murders and atrocities
committed against people by governments.
"No nation has the right to keep and bear arms unless
its people have the right to keep and bear arms."
Only the rulers should be armed.
"After a shooting spree,
they always want to take the guns away
from the people who didn't do it."
--William Burroughs, 1992
GUNS ARE FOR SAFETY
GUNS STOP CRIME
GUNS SAVE LIVES
GUNS ARE WHY AMERICA IS STILL FREE