The gun laws don't remain the
States have changed their gun laws.
STATE WITH NEW TRAVEL LAWS IS UPDATED--
• All previous year's changes are included
The book now
includes restaurant carry
and police roadside stops too!
How to handle illegal requests for searches.
Updated freedom chart -- how did your state
Hotels and Lodging
Colleges and K-12 School Grounds
Loaded v. Unloaded
Open Carry v. Concealed Carry
Travel through restricted states
National Parks and Indian Reservations
Air, Cruise Ships, Trains and Buses
doesn't make sense to own a
not know the rules."
This book just
keeps getting better and better. If you haven't gotten one in a while,
get the new 2020 century-mark edition.
MEET ME AT THE ARIZONA STATE
Riders USA is sponsoring their annual “Celebrate & Protect
the 2nd Amendment” rally on Saturday, February
15 at the Arizona State Capitol between 10 AM and 2 PM.
Speakers this year include:
Dave Kopp – AzCDL
President Cheryl Todd – Gun Freedom
Radio Jeff Knox – The Firearms
Coalition Merissa Hamilton – Gun Rights
Advocate Carrie Lightfoot – The Well Armed
Woman Kelly Townsend – Arizona Representative
(LD16) Maj Toure – Black Guns
Matter Alan Gottlieb – The Second Amendment
Foundation Brandon Tatum – Turning Point
USA Sheriff Mark Lamb – Pinal County
Sheriff Alan Korwin – Author & Publisher, Bloomfield
Press More information can be found on the Riders USA’s Rally
website and their Facebook page. Bring your family and friends.
A motorcycle procession will start from Encanto Park to the State Capitol
to open the event.
While you are there, stop by the AzCDL
recruiting table. Join or renew your AzCDL membership at the rally
and receive a $10 discount. It’s almost like getting paid to
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT COMING
...if we can get all the ducks in a row in time.
mean, BIG. No, you won't guess. Be there or be square.
MEET ME AT THE SHOT
I'm staying at Bally's
Hotel, Las Vegas
You'll find me in the Press Room, 3rd floor
(leave a note), and all over the 13 miles of aisles. I grab food as
available, often in the NSSF Lounge on the third floor. Use my email, I'll
be checking that, or leave word in the Press Room. You have a party
invitation? I'm free that evening I think, please check with me, I'll help
out if I can (I do political parody on guitar -- you know, The Little Armed
Lady From Pasadena -- but my Cartridge Family Band won't be with me, long
Q: Who was General Soleimani?
A: A revered war hero and praised national figure
A: A detested tyrant and murderous thug who was widely hated and
This goes on all the time -- one side is lying to your
"Enforcing News Media
How to Nail the Media When They Screw
The new presentation by Alan Korwin. Call for bookings.
Valid questions, unanswered in the so-called "news"
Why did we wait until now to take him down; why didn't we take
down the other terrorist leaders; who actually started the uprising at our
Baghdad Embassy? Why did it stop so suddenly? Why weren't invaders who
breached the walls there shot? Is anyone accountable for the damages? And
big time, avoided by "mass" media: What are the other nations who lost
citizens in the commercial aircraft shoot down doing? What about the
insurers? And the families, infuriated (Iranians, Canadians, Ukrainians, Swedes, Afghans, Germans and
Brits)? And the Iranians, rioting to overthrow the regime they know
is oppressive? You are basically facing a news blackout, while getting
endless loops of a half dozen democrat stooges marching with papers that
ought to be sent by email:
DOES MASS MEDIA
From the Alan Korwin
presentation, "Enforcing News Media Ethics"
WHY BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE A LIE Stopping psychos, and gun checks, are
Anti-gun-rights crusaders keep calling
for new and improved background checks. You know why. They dance in the
blood of victims, using tragedy to manipulate for their goals. It’s
what they do. Bottom line, they don't want checks, they want all the
The problem with the check scheme is that background checks
are a lie. The crusaders’ big claim, constantly repeated on the
old-news channels, is that the existing check has stopped about three
million gun sales. What a glorious achievement. We need more of this, they
Not a single reporter in the entire profession has the
brains, training or ethics to ask even the most obvious questions. This
perpetuates the lie. Whether that’s deliberate, ignorance, stupidity,
a plot, it doesn’t matter. What matters is it’s harmful. So
Where are the three million arrests?
It’s a serious crime to try to get guns if you
legally can’t, you know that.
The check is designed to find criminals trying to
buy guns at retail. The criminals banned are really bad dudes—bank
robbers, rapists, murderers, fugitives, addicts, the mentally unstable,
spousal abusers, jihadis, illegal aliens, there’s a federal list.
It’s a long-term felony for these people to try.
is the background check if it finds these villains, has them right there in
the store with the FBI on the phone for Pete’s sake, and we just turn
them away? Do you know how much money we’re spending on this? Do we
want to catch and lock up “the element” or not? We have their
signatures on a form for proof. The background check is a lie.
wait... are these peoplereallyguilty of anything? That’s
one of the excuses the Brady supporters and authorities give (they have
many) for not locking up virtually any of the desperados they identify: a
positive hit in the system is insufficient grounds for dispatching an
arresting unit. It’s not exactly court-quality evidence to press
charges. Say what?
Put another way, those three million
background-check “victims” experienced denial of their
fundamental constitutional right to buy firearms by government clerks and a
list. They could not confront their accuser, did not get a reason for the
denial, and in significant numbers the denials were wrong. They were
essentially convicted and denied their rights without a trial. Their due
process was revoked. The background check is worse than a lie, it’s a
travesty. For those three million denials, prosecutions are extremely rare,
in low two digits annually, convictions are apparently not even routinely
Left-wingers dreamed this up, and got it enacted dancing
in blood (they still do) back in the 1990s. It seemed to make sense, like
many of their schemes, but in practice it is totally bogus. It destroys due
process, plays find and release with criminals, can’t distinguish
between the guilty and the innocent and wastes scarce funds. They
don’t care, they just promote it like crazy, maybe because they are
-- and it is. Reporters march along. Shame on my journalism profession for
the harm they cause. "If the media reported accurately on guns the debate
The BIDS system, the Blind ID System, performs a
similar function, but it costs far less and doesn’t register gun
owners by the tens of millions, like the current “NICS” system
seems to. Gun-owner registration is the primary but unspoken goal of the
current plan, another lie. When Janet Reno first built the thing in
Clarksburg, W.Va., back in 1998, not only was it a registration system, in
direct violation of the enabling statute’s ban on recording (18 USC
§922 s&t), she had the audacity to announce that her $250 million
computer could not erase records. There is no end to the hubris of
bureaucrats and anti-gun-rights crusaders.
The FBI assures us none
of the inbound gun-buyer data is stored in any way, but you can’t
audit, and how much faith do you have in that? When I diagrammed the entire
system for Gun Owners of America, (https://www.gunlaws.com/images/nicsbig.gif)
it turned out NICS queries criminal databases in many lands (Scotland Yard,
Mossad and Interpol, for example). There's no indication those search
records are wiped.
In the BIDS system, instead of gathering millions
of innocent people’s names, licensed dealers receive the names of the
bad guys, like wanted posters, and they check it out in their stores.
Simple, efficient, encoded, logged so you can’t check out your
daughter’s boyfriend. We trust certified dealers to sell guns, we can
trust them to look up their customers in a secure phone book.
might make sense. The send-me-your-name NICS registration scheme is
hoax-like from the word go. But ever since the presidency changed, the
nation has learned how much one side perpetually lies.
POSTSCRIPT: When it
comes down to it, the gun-ban cheerleaders won't be happy until guns, "go
away." But there is no "go away." They are guaranteed to remain
dissatisfied, while we refuse to cooperate. Have the government take guns?
You're only giving them to Mr. Trump, who gun grabbers think is a Nazi
personified, so that's hopelessly irrational. Irrational. And even a
wave-a-magic-wand disappearance method (or 100% effective bill) is
nonsense, communist China would start imports worse than cocaine
trafficking. South America too. All we face from the left on guns is
mythtology and Utopianism that interferes with life.
A version of this article originally appeared in
The Daily Caller.
Alan Korwin, a nationalcolumnist, award-winning author of 14booksand veteran of more than 1,000
radio and TV interviews, has beenwritingas a journalism ombudsman since
2006. He can be reached atGunLaws.comwhere you can read more common
sense like you just read.
“The left is not in an all-out war against the Second
Amendment,” say the people on the left who are in an all-out war
against the right to keep and bear arms. “We’re not trying to
take away all the guns. We understand you think this way, but it’s
based upon a deception.”
No, it’s not. Read what
retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was granted space inThe New York Timesto say.Repeal the Second
democrats and the left attack him for this? No, they cheered. They paid for
space to say it.
Socialists, politely called the left, are seeking
to coalesce power into government hands. It’s what socialists have
done since the communist manifesto was published. And they lie. They want
all the guns. It’s the bottom line of the current debate, taken to
its plain conclusion. Now they’ve got kids doing their
This is precisely why Americans are armed -- to resist
this, with force, if necessary. Unfortunately, Americans have become so
wealthy and comfortable, the cold-dead-fingers motto has become just a
slogan, no longer a policy. The NRA needs to wise up to this. So do
The left is unconscionably promoting children who have taken
up their cause in complete ignorance of facts. The kids’ fears are
real all right. Their desire for a solution to mass-murdering psychos and
jihadis is real enough.Everyoneshares their desire for a
solution to that. Stop their psychotically lethal classmates, they cry.
Their emotions are enormously real, and motivational and contagious. The
left is banking on this.
What is not real are the facts, logic and
reasoning the kids are using, adopted in whole cloth from their left-wing
The same tired old rhetoric, which
falsetime and again,
the left has been spoutingfor decades-- ever since the feckless Brady
bill appeared and is now reappearing in new
-- blood in the streets from carry
pilots shooting down their own planes!
cooling-off periods for abusers, now trusted with guns for 30
down for it:
(formerly teachers) will shoot themselves!
-- and their
-- and drop
will go off!
forget them in bathrooms for kids to find!
-- and shoot
each other because they know nothing!
-- And cops
will shoot matronly old armed teachers
they can’t distinguish them from armed psychotic kids with
-- if only
they had to go through better background checks!
Who are these
incompetent gunless boobs we’re paying to educate our kids? Teachers
are incapable of handling firearms -- or even teaching about them in a
historical context? Toothless NRA gun bubbas can handle firearms but
teachers can’t? Say what? Who starts these rumors? How do these
people get dressed each day without help.
The abject stupidity of
the arguments -- with grade schoolers as ambassadors of irrational policy
-- is plainly evident by questions the media has avoided asking, and
answers the children and their adult instigators obviously couldn’t
answer if asked.
The lack of curiosity points out the poverty of
leftist positions the kids are carrying for mind masters, the lack of
grounding, and the dangerous, freedom-choking socialist stench that is a
death knell forThe American Way.
That may be a big
hoorah for socialism, but it is not what America needs. God help us if a
band of activated kids whines, nags and cajoles adults in Congress to
placate them with reckless bills from which we may never be able to
extricate ourselves. A few youngsters and malfeasants in Congress are
especially sympathetic to the ignorant whining and thus extra
This is not gimme-a-dollar-for-an-ice-cream ma, to a
kid who is already packing too many pounds. This is a wild kid with no
focus who’s demanding keys to dad’s ’Vette and broke into
the liquor cabinet.
Questions you should be asking but
aren’t, of the nation’s child-active anti-gun-rights
When you say assault weapons, what
do you mean exactly? Get answers.
specifically would be subject to confiscation, banned from sale, and how is
this constitutionally permissible? Note: Reporters should estimate
quantities involved and property values for well-researched
What should the public then be
allowed to have?
Who in your
opinion should decide what firearms the public can have, and how is that
You seek to
limit magazine capacity. How many rounds should a magazine
How did you
arrive at that number?
having less ammunition is dangerous in an emergency. How do you
Would police accept
reduced-capacity magazines, and why or why
purpose of the Second Amendment is to provide a balance of power between
the public and the government. Are you aware of that, and does that
police and the public have any parity of
read any of the bills adults have proposed in response to your
If it turns
out the bills, which have only been proposed by democrats, do not match
your demands, a) would you still support them, and b) Would you feel like
you were being used for influence, but not for your
background checks include gun registration?
checks have played no part in stopping the ongoing Muslim jihad mass
murders, which have targeted the LGBTQ community and so-called
“infidels.” How will your plan affect
children becoming psychotic and willing to mass murder their classmates,
when they never used to, even though guns used to be more available than
they are today?
background checks address that problem (suddenly sociopathic
Do drug companies have a role in
that, as critics charge, which everyone is sweeping under the
Are you or
have you ever taken psychoactive prescription drugs and if so which ones,
on whose recommendation?
Would you be
willing to be permanently banned from ever owning a firearm yourself, for
your own safety or the safety of others? Why or why not? If you’re
under age, would you be willing to have an adult sign for
Is there any
difference between the M1 rifle millions of soldiers brought back with them
from World War II and Korea and the AR-15 rifle you want to ban, besides
the wood vs. polymer stock?
Korwin’s website features plain-English books on state and federal
gun laws for the public, and more common sense like you just read. He
invites you to write to him or see his work, at GunLaws.com, where you can
get books and DVDs that help keep you safe.
"Don't be a spectator in the struggle to preserve
Alan Korwin’s website features plain-English books on state
and federal gun laws for the public, and more common sense like you just
read. He invites you to write to him or see his work, at GunLaws.com, where
you can get books and DVDs that help keep you safe.
After You Shoot: Your gun's hot. The perp's not.
(My 12th book)
Wear your spirit on your shirt,
cover your "Nike" emblem: