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Focus on Gun Color is Farcical

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:05

By Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten

Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)- Someone painted this Cobra FS 380 for unknown purposes.  The police claim that it was to make it appear to be a toy, but people have been customizing and adorning the appearance of weapons for centuries.  From fox19.com:

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) –
Orlando Lowery was in court this weekend for allegedly painting his .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun to look like a toy.

It is only in recent times that firearms could easily be made in many different colors.  As the capability to do so has emerged, more and more people are taking advantage of it.  Here are some pistols in different colors.

This Pink Glock is fully functional.  One advantage of brightly colored handguns is that they are highly visible.   It is hard for a gun to be a credible deterrent if it cannot be seen.   I have read of more than one incident where a person armed with a mini-revolver was forced to fire it to prove that it was real.

Here are a couple of colorful Glock pistols that are not functional. If a criminal wanted to have police believe his gun was not “real”, training blue might be a better color. Blue is the traditional color for training munitions that are inert. This is a Glock 17 T FX.

Another colorful Glock that cannot fire, a Glock 22 P

This Taurus PT 738 has an excellent reputation for reliability. It is small, light, easy to carry, and is said to have one of the better triggers of the tiny, composite framed .380 pistols. It comes in a variety of colors.

In the article about the painted Cobra FS, a Democrat legislator wants to require non-firearm guns to be brightly colored:

Ohio State Representative and President of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) introduced legislation to require all BB guns, air rifles and airsoft guns sold in Ohio to be brightly colored or have prominent florescent strips.

It seems a nonsensical solution to a non-problem. A 12-year-old who was acting irresponsibly with an airsoft gun was shot and killed in Ohio. The orange tip required to be on the gun by law had been removed. From foxnews.com:

A boy brandishing a replica gun died Sunday after being shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in a park.

Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said the officer fired twice after the boy pulled the fake weapon — which was lacking the orange safety indicator usually on the muzzle — from his waistband.

An officer should never assume that a realistic looking item is not real if it is colored, so requiring non-guns to be colored is silly.

The proposed law seems an emotional response that burdens everyone else for the sake of extremely dubious benefit. It costs time, money, manpower, and incrementally reduces liberty to implement these regulations and laws. The old “if it saves one life” mantra is irrational. A great many things might “save one life”. In the example above, you can easily argue that the “coloring” regulation was partly responsible for the shooting. There was no orange tip, so the officer was more likely to believe the gun was a real threat.

One may also ask, what if it costs a single officer’s life, because they assumed a gun was a toy when it was not? Hypothetical’s can be easily constructed for both sides.

In half serious mien, it would be better to pass a law requiring all 12-year-olds to be responsible young men with strong moral values. If followed (not easy, but done in much of the country by custom and culture), it would save many more lives.

c2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included. Link to Gun Watch

About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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Sixth Circuit: Mental Health Gun Ban Is Unconstitutional

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:08

By AWR Hawkins

Sixth Circuit: Mental Health Gun Ban Is Unconstitutional AmmoLand Gun News

Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)-  On December 18 2014, a three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a ban on gun purchases for anyone who has been “adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to a mental institution” violated the Second Amendment rights of a Michigan man who was denied a gun purchase because of a mental institution commitment in 1986.

According to The Wall Street Journal, 73-year-old Clifford Charles Taylor “recently attempted to buy a gun but was denied on the grounds that he had been committed by a court to a mental institution in 1986 after emotional problems associated with a divorce.”

Judge Danny Boggs wrote the majority opinion for the panel: “The government’s interest in keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill is not sufficiently related to depriving the mentally healthy, who had a distant episode of commitment, of their constitutional rights.”

On October 17, 2013, Breitbart News reported that Mayo Clinic psychiatrist, J. Michael Bostwick, M.D., warned that the push to take Second Amendment rights away from the mentally ill was misplaced. He said, “The majority of mentally ill people aren’t dangerous” and that the attempt to bar every person who has ever had a mental health diagnosis from gun ownership would do nothing to reduce high profile, gun-related crimes.

He stressed that “as long as  the Second Amendment is the law of the land, the right of the people to keep and bear arms … will be an integral part of the American scene.”

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins.

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AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA’s Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.

If you have questions or comments, email him at awr@awrhawkins.com. You can find him on facebook at www.facebook.com/awr.hawkins.

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Unlucky? Clerk Shoots 2nd Robber in Three Years

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:43

By Dean Weingarten

Clerk who Shot Robbers Greyson Mathews Dean Weingarten

Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)-Grayson Matthews, above, has bad luck.  He has had to defend the family convenience store twice.

Once, back in 2011, he shot a robber who was pretending to have a shotgun.  That guy was wearing a plastic bag over his head with eye holes cut in it.  It must have been hard to see out of.

From journal-news.com:

Matthews told the suspect he kept more money in his front right pocket of his pants. He showed Wright the money, switched it from his right to his left hand, and when Wright’s eyes followed, Matthews told him he kept $200 more under the counter.

That’s when he grabbed a .38-caliber revolver, fired three shots, at least one striking Wright in the left shoulder. Wright raced out of the neighborhood store, ran to a nearby residence and dropped the plastic bag and his weapon — later identified as a piece of aluminum — on the back porch.

Matthews seems quick thinking, and has tactical sense, but his luck changed yesterday,  13 December, when two other men attempted to rob the store.  Matthews got into a gunfight with them.  He almost certainly hit one in the head, while the other has not been arrested.   No description of the suspects has been released.

Matthews was wounded, under the arm, which could be deadly or slight.  He is reported to be in the hospital so it appears to be more than  a “treat and release” type of wound. From wcpo.com:

Sgt. Ed Buns, spokesman for the Hamilton Police Department, said two men entered the store and tried to rob it.

Grayson Matthews, 53, was the clerk on duty when the suspects entered the store. Matthews told police several gunshots were exchanged between himself and at least one of the men.

In early 2012, Matthew’s father used a handgun to chase a robber, who had stabbed him, out of the store.

Matthew’s used a .38 revolver in the 2011 incident.  It is not clear what type of firearm he used yesterday.

Luck plays an important part in gun fights, more than many would like to believe.   Get in enough gunfights and your luck will run out.   Training, good tactics, and good equipment can expand and extend your luck, but they cannot make you invincible and your luck infinite.

I pray that Grayson Matthew’s luck comes back, that his wound is not too serious, and that he completely recovers.

c2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included. Link to Gun Watch

About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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TX State Rifle Association Announces Support for ‘Right to Hunt and Fish’ Legislation

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:30
Texas State Rifle Association

 Austin, Texas -(Ammoland.com)- — The Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) announces its support for HJR 61, filed by State Rep. Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin), which will create a constitutional amendment to protect the rights of Texans to hunt fish and harvest wildlife.

The Texas State Rifle Association urges all TSRA members along with other Texas sportsmen and women to support this important legislation in the coming session. TSRA will be working at the Capitol to keep the measure moving throughout the legislative process. The proposed constitutional amendment is expected to be on the ballot on Nov. 3, 2015 for all Texans to support.

The language contained in HJR 61 was thoughtfully crafted with input from the NRA, along with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and is expected to be meaningful legislation, carefully designed to protect the hunting and fishing heritage for many generations of Texans to follow.

“HJR 61 is a welcome addition to other important legislative measures TSRA will be supporting when legislative session begins Jan. 13, 2015,” says Doug DuBois Jr., executive director of TSRA. “For nearly 100 years, the Texas State Rifle Association has been protecting the lawful possession and use of firearms; supporting the shooting sports, hunter education and wildlife conservation efforts, as well as providing gun safety training. We strongly support HJR 61 and call upon all Texans to let their voice be heard.”

Founded in 1919, the Texas State Rifle Association is the largest firearms and shooting sports organization in Texas with 40,000 members. TSRA is also the largest, award-winning state affiliate of the National Rifle Association and is sanctioned by the Civilian Marksmanship Program. As a part of its public education efforts, the association produces a full-color bimonthly publication, TSRA Sportsman, which updates members on current news, hunter education programs, shooting sports competitions, and important issues effecting their Second Amendment rights. The TSRA also hosts an annual meeting every February that features exciting fund-raising auctions, informative speakers, exhibitors, and other events.

For membership or other information about the Texas State Rifle Association, visit www.TSRA.com

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This Week Australia’s National Gun Free Zone Gets Innocent People Killed

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:26
This Week Australia’s National Gun Free Zone Gets Innocent People Killed Illinois State Rifle Association

Illinois --(Ammoland.com)- Australia is the darling of the gun control crowd because, except for a few sport shooting activities, guns are banned.

Self-defense is unheard of for the most part. We can all see how well that worked out with the café shooting earlier this week.

This is another case of how “Gun Free Zones” kill innocent people.

On the national scene, the Senate has approved the very anti-gun Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. Most of his career has been focused on gun control. We will now see the office of the Surgeon General push the anti-gun agenda. The Surgeon General can direct a lot of government agencies and their funds to shove the gun control agenda down our throats. The only Republican vote was Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois.

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (UNATT) takes effect on Christmas Day (Merry Christmas gun owners), but I don’t think it has much chance of passing the Senate.

The problem is some U.S. government agencies [and the Obama Administration] will treat the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty as if it has passed the United States Senate.

If you haven’t visited the ISRA website lately you should. The website is changing (for the better) with daily updates. The ISRA Academy has 24 classes listed so far. Please check it out.

I have to compliment the Illinois State Police (ISP) on a great job reissuing an ICCL because of an address change; one of our members made the change on Thursday, December 11, 2014, and his new card was in the Monday morning mail. Give credit where credit is due!

Thanks for being a member or supporter.

Richard Pearson
ISRA Executive Director

About:
The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. Since 1903, the ISRA has represented the interests of over 1.5 million law-abiding Illinois firearm owners Visit: www.isra.org

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DSC-Backed Bill Offers Constitutional Right to Hunt

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 22:07
Dallas Safari Club a Way of Life Dallas Safari Club

Dallas, TX -(Ammoland.com)- A bill filed today in the Texas legislature proposes constitutional protections for hunting and fishing.

Rep. Trent Ashby of Lufkin, Texas, authored the measure, HJR 61, with support and encouragement from DSC.

“We applaud Rep. Ashby for introducing this important bill,” said Ben Carter, DSC executive director. “Our club was proud to help with the development of the language, and we’re anxious to do everything we can to help it move forward. This is a measure to help ensure the future of Texas’ rich sporting traditions, outdoor heritage and effective fish and wildlife conservation.”

Ashby said, “I was pleased to work with DSC and other stakeholders on this important piece of legislation. Hunting and fishing is a fundamental right which Texans hold dear, and ensuring our future generations of Texans access to this tradition is essential.”

“Several other sporting organizations also were involved from the start, and more are expected to pledge support in coming days,” said Carter.

The text of HJR 61, as introduced, reads as follows:

A JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1.

Article I, Texas Constitution, is amended by adding Section 34 to read as follows:

Sec. 34. (a) The people have the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife, including by the use of traditional methods, subject to laws or regulations to conserve and manage wildlife and preserve the future of hunting and fishing.

(b) Hunting and fishing are preferred methods of managing and controlling wildlife.

(c) This section does not affect any provision of law relating to trespass, property rights, or eminent domain.

SECTION 2. This proposed constitutional amendment shall be submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 3, 2015. The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the proposition: “The constitutional amendment recognizing the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to laws that promote wildlife conservation.”

Carter said, “This amendment has been a priority for our organization for quite some time and our DSC-Austin representatives Walt Smith and Milam Mabry have continued to work with Rep. Ashby’s office on this legislation since his initial introduction of a similar measure last session. As this legislation proves, Rep. Ashby is a champion of Texas hunters and anglers and we look forward to helping him get this measure in front of Texas voters.”

About DSC

Desert bighorns on an unbroken landscape, stalking Cape buffalo in heavy brush, students discovering conservation. DSC works to guarantee a future for all these and much more. An independent nonprofit organization since 1982, DSC has become an international leader in conserving wildlife and wilderness lands, educating youth and the general public, and promoting and protecting the rights and interests of hunters worldwide. Get involved at www.biggame.org.

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200 Anonymous State Democratic Lawmakers Are Organizing a Gun Control Group in Secret

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:45

Second Amendment Foundation Will Stop The Attack On Our States

American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- Nearly 200 anonymous (for now) state Democrat lawmakers have formed a gun control group in order to attack gun rights in our states. They are calling themselves American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention (ASLGVP).

Their reason for forming the anti-gun coalition is because of the lack of success by Congress to deteriorate our gun rights at the federal level. Now they are taking matters into their own hands by attacking gun rights in each of our states.

Their founder, Brian Kavanagh (D-NY), has proposed anti-gun legislation such as limiting gun owners to one purchase every 30 days, mandatory 10-day waiting periods before being able to accept a firearm, banning .50-cal rifles and ammo, and many more. This is what we have to look forward to from this group.

Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has become one of the biggest names in protecting gun rights by challenging anti-gun laws in the courts from coast to coast. You can bet the Second Amendment Foundation will be there to protect your rights from the wave of new anti-gun laws headed to your state.

We are not guessing this coalition was formed because Congress did not get anti-gun legislation passed, they are being open about it:

Their founder, Brian Kavanagh (D-NY), said, “We’ve come together in recognition of the essential role state legislators must play, whether or not Congress chooses to act, in reducing gun violence.”

Another member, Senator Jose R. Rodriguez (D-TX) said, “Given Congress’s inability to enact sensible, commonsense laws, this coalition promises to provide legislators an avenue to share effective ways to reduce gun violence.”

New gun control groups never use the words ‘gun control‘. They have learned that the public buys into their message quicker when they hide their agenda behind the words ‘reduce gun violence’ or ‘gun violence prevention’.

It would be easier for all of us if their mission statement included their true agenda which is ‘we are going after your gun rights’. ASLGVP includes all of the correct vocabulary in their goals, like “reducing gun violence“, yet their founder has introduced many anti-gun bills that have nothing to do with reducing gun violence.

When have you heard of a 50 caliber rifle being used in a mass shooting? How will restricting a law abiding gun owner to the purchase of one firearm per month prevent gun violence? Do not let their calculated diction fool you, they are after our firearms and they are headed to our states.

One report said that the group had not yet published a list of members over concerns about “political backlash.” If these state lawmakers are worried about political backlash back home, they must have good reason for that.

Frankly, elected officials promoting an agenda to erode state and federal constitutional rights, as members of a New York-based group whose roster is apparently secret, ought to expect some political backlash.

American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention

They failed to pressure Congress, so now the strategy is to attack gun rights at the state level, where presumably members of this new anti-gun lawmakers’ group will push their gun control agenda through the state legislatures

Second Amendment Foundation lawsuits have overturned laws not only in Washington D.C., but in several states including Illinois, California, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nebraska, and cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Des Moines and New Haven, among others. Threats of Second Amendment Foundation lawsuits have removed well over 200 anti-gun-rights laws across the country as well as stopping hundreds more from being enacted.

Gun owners in all 50 states deserve to know, before legislative sessions begin next month, which lawmakers in their states will be pushing this new group’s agenda.

Private lobbying organizations might expect to have some degree of privacy but when an organization consists of elected public officials, there must be complete transparency. The public deserves to know who belongs to this organization, and who is providing financial support.

Headed up by Anti Gun Democratic New York State Assembly member Brian Kavanagh

This might take a Second Amendment Foundation freedom of information suit to get this information public.

Without you, all our doors would be closed and who knows what rights we would have left.

Thank you. I know I can count on you.

Sincerely yours,

Alan M. Gottlieb
Founder
Second Amendment Foundation

P.S. Remember, the anti-gunners are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to steal our rights from us — we need your support now to help stop them dead in their tracks!

To send a check, please mail to:
Second Amendment Foundation
James Madison Building
Dept Code 250
12500 NE 10th Place
Bellevue, WA 98005

The Second Amendment Foundation (www.SAF.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

Paid for by Second Amendment Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible. Copyright © 2014 Second Amendment Foundation, All Rights Reserved.

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Virginia: Governor McAuliffe Announces Next Gun Rights Grab

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:54
Virginia: Governor McAuliffe Announces Next Grab for Your Gun Rights NRA – ILA

Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)-  Under the guise of “public safety,” Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Monday his push for a package of gun control measures during the 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly in his latest misguided attempt to erode the rights of law-abiding citizens.

McAuliffe’s scheme for rolling back your constitutionally protected freedoms includes:

  • Attempting to reimpose the ineffective one-handgun-per-month (gun rationing) restriction that Virginia repealed in 2012.

In light of the recent Pew poll results that we reported on in Friday’s alert, it’s obvious that McAuliffe and anti-gun leader Michael Bloomberg, his political patron, are clearly out of touch with the views and priorities of ordinary Americans on this issue.  Gun rationing schemes are archaic and ineffective.  Like every gun control law, one-gun-a-month restrictions only burden law-abiding citizens and do absolutely nothing to reduce violent crime.  Purchasers of firearms are already subject to criminal records checks, and further and arbitrary control of these legal items does nothing but unfairly burden Virginia’s law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen.

  • Seeking to arbitrarily strip some 9,000 Virginia residents of their right to hold concealed handgun permits for falling behind on child-support payments and pursuing prohibitions for people convicted of certain misdemeanor crimes from possessing a firearm.

Being behind on child-support payments is not relevant to your constitutional right to defend yourself and does not indicate that you are a violent person or a danger to others.  In many cases, individuals who are behind on child support payments may have simply hit on hard financial times and making it more difficult for them to defend themselves will only compound their difficulties and offer no public safety benefit.  Likewise, misdemeanor offenses should not warrant the permanent loss of Second Amendment rights.  No other civil right is lost in the Commonwealth for conviction of misdemeanor offenses.  McAuliffe clearly wishes to treat the Right to Keep and Bear Arms as a second class civil right.

  • Attempting to expand background checks.

Anyone engaged in the business of buying and selling firearms for livelihood and profit must be federally licensed as a firearm dealer (FFL) and thus there is no such thing as a “private vendor.”  A gun dealer must maintain a record of every firearm received from, or transferred to, another person or dealer and any further expansions of the law will have no impact on criminal activity.  Today, gun control activists like McAuliffe are trying to expand this system to all firearm transfers at gun shows, under the banner of “universal” background checks; an innocent sounding title for what should really be called “universal registration.”  What they won’t tell you is that no background check system will ever be truly “universal” because criminals will not submit themselves to such system and therefore their anti-gun approach once again singles out individuals who are law-abiding citizens.  The NRA opposes these misleading proposals and will work diligently to defeat this legislation.

Please contact your state legislators before the Virginia General Assembly convenes on January 14 and let them know that you oppose McAuliffe’s latest attempt to trample on the rights of Virginians.

To identify who represents you in the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates, please click here.

Not only will we be busy ensuring the defeat of McAuliffe’s anti-gun agenda, but we also need to be fully engaged in the 2015 legislative elections in Virginia.  All eyes will be on the Old Dominion as a run up to the important 2016 presidential election, so NRA members and gun owners need to send an unmistakably clear message.  NRA-ILA’s Grassroots Division has a number of free volunteer programs to increase your activism.  To learn more, visit the “Get Involved Locally” section at www.NRAILA.org.

About:
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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Michelle Obama Caught Playing the Race Card in Target Lie ~ Video

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:17

By Michelle Malkin

Michelle Obama Playing the Race Card at Target Michelle Malkin

Los Angeles, CA - -(Ammoland.com)- Oh, woe is she.

In an “exclusive” interview with People magazine this week, first lady Michelle Obama lamented the “sting” of “racist experiences” that she and her husband allegedly still suffer.

My message for America’s Marie Antoinette? Cry me a river.

To show how she’s down with The Struggle of post-Ferguson agitators, Mrs. Obama cited a supposedly horrifying incident at a Target store where she was treated, in her paranoid mind, as a subservient. “Even as the first lady,” she bemoaned, “not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf.”

A lowly peon asked her for an innocent favor? It’s Jim Crow all over again! ABC News reports that Mrs. Obama said such “incidents are ‘the regular course of life’ for African-Americans and a ‘challenge’ for the country to overcome.”

Newsflash: Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe that it is part of the “regular course of life” of tall people of all colors (Mrs. Obama is 5-foot-11) to be prevailed upon to reach high on behalf of those of us who are vertically challenged. These are not odious “incidents” of racism between slaves and masters. They’re matters of common courtesy between equals.

So overcome your ridiculously hypersensitive, privileged self and deal with it, girl! (And now don’t get all hot and bothered about the “girl” thing. Sheesh.)

There is, of course, a truly insidious “-ism” at work here: Cynicism. Mrs. Obama’s dissemination of her false racial narrative in a popular celebrity rag is cunningly calculated to pander to America’s aggrieved leftists. We know Mrs. Obama’s victim sob story is a steaming pile of rotten turnips because the last time she talked about The Incident, it was a feel-good late-night talk show anecdote devoid of discrimination.

On David Letterman’s show in 2012, the haute-couture-clad first lady recounted the same “incognito” Target visit to demonstrate her just-like-you bona fides. She chuckled as she shared how the shopper asked: “Can you reach on that shelf and hand me the detergent?” As the audience laughed with delight and Mrs. Obama grinned from ear to ear, she told Letterman:

“I reached up, ’cause she was short, and I reached up, pulled it down — she said, ‘Well, you didn’t have to make it look so easy.’ That was my interaction. I felt so good.”

From overjoyed Regular Mom to Oppressed Martyr, can Mrs. Obama’s shopping fable get any more absurd? To paraphrase a popular slogan of the social justice mob: Jig’s Up, Don’t Compute.

It just goes to show you: Once a race hustler, always a race hustler. The first lady demonstrated a willingness to employ accusations of racial oppression for political gain from the earliest days of her adult life.

Take Mrs. Obama’s senior thesis at Princeton University, titled “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community.” Decrying her racial otherness, the Ivy Leaguer accused her university of pushing her down the dreaded path toward “further integration and/or assimilation into a white cultural and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant.”

Yet, while regaling campaign crowds with complaints about bias, burdensome education loans and the beastly lily-white corporate world, Mrs. Obama neglected to mention that it was a white male Princeton alum who went beyond the call of duty to bring her from her imagined “periphery” to the center of power.

As I recounted in my book “Culture of Corruption,” ( tiny.cc/yicbcx )  Sidley and Austin corporate law partner Stephen Carlson offered the elite student generous career guidance and mentoring while she was an undergrad and then reached out to her again when she was at Harvard Law. She secured a coveted job as a summer associate in 1987, accepted a full-time job upon graduation and never looked back. Mrs. Obama, perpetual victim, hopped from Princeton to Harvard to prestigious law firms, cushy nonprofit gigs, an exclusive Hyde Park manse and a crony corporate board appointment before landing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Only in America is such upward mobility possible by a thin-skinned incessant whiner who has fabricated racial tall tales all the way to the tippy-top of the ladder of opportunity. God bless the U.S.A.

About: Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” & “Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild“. Her e-mail address is malknblog@gmail.com.

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You Need Concealed Carry Training

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:22

The laws regarding concealed carry and the use of deadly force are amazingly complex. Even if there is no requirement for training in your area, I beg you to get the training you NEED to ensure that you are a responsibly armed citizen.

Just because there may not be a legal requirement does not mean there is no need for training. By the same token, even if a requirement infringes on your right, that does not mean the training is not important. Get the training. You need it.

Kevin Michalowski is currently the Executive Editor of Concealed Carry Magazine, a working law enforcement officer and a pistol instructor with certifications in five different areas of training. Into the Fray is a weekly video blog focusing on self-defense and the concealed carry lifestyle. It will cover everything from defensive firearms use to the legal and ethical aspects of deadly force and its aftermath.

USCCA
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PBS Gun Poll Gets Pummeled

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:00

By Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten

Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)- Internet polls measure the ratio of people who have enough interest to participate in the given poll.  PBS.org has put up an Internet poll with the responses noted above.   You can see that the poll is getting hammered by second amendment supporters.   The message, loud and clear, is that of people who are interested enough to answer the poll, second amendment supporters outnumber disarmists by  24 to 1.   This is one of largest differentials that I have seen in second amendment related Internet polls.  A couple of weeks ago, we had one in Florida that was 15 to 1.  Maybe this is the start of a trend.

A hat tip to David Workman for the link.

Link to the Poll:

Definition of  disarmist 

c2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included. Link to Gun Watch

About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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Armed PA Dog Walker Saves His Own Life, VCA Now Dead

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 16:40

By John Farnam

Police gather at a staging area as they search for Bradley William Stone on Dec. 16 in Pennsburg, Pa. Stone is suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives, amid a child custody dispute.(Photo: Matt Rourke, AP) Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO --(Ammoland.com)- Six die. But, this one goes his way!

On Monday, a man walking his dog in the Philadelphia, PA area was approached by a knife-wielding Violent Criminal Actor ( VCA ), who threatened him and demanded he surrender keys to his car.

Instead of meekly complying, this dog-walker quickly produced a pistol and fired at the VCA, who immediately fled. Dog-walker was unharmed. Whether or not the VCA was actually hit by the dog-walker’s bullet(s) is unknown.

The VCA in question committed suicide shortly thereafter.

There is a lesson here:

This VCA had just murdered six people, his estranged wife and five of her relatives. The issue was apparently a child-custody dispute.

Victims were attacked at night by this murderer, in their own home. I don’ t know any details, but they obviously didn’t live through it!

Yet, one armed person, walking his dog- a routine activity, when confronted and assaulted by this multiple murderer, successfully repelled the attack and attempted intimidation. At the time, it is unlikely the dog-walker knew whom this person was.

This man, out casually walking his dog, was armed and prepared!

He is alive today. Six homicide victims aren’t!

The point is:

Never depend upon a “guardian angel,” or some other delusional fantasy. That is the exclusive dominion of fools! When your very life is threatened, you, and only you, will be in a position to effectively act in your own behalf. The window will be short, a second or two, and you will either act boldly, or freeze/panic. Either way, the outcome may be an unhappy one.

But, if history has taught us anything, it is:

“Who dare, prevail!”

That is the motto of Icans!

“Success is the child of audacity.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

/John

About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit: www.defense-training.com

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Former Sydney Deputy Mayor: Lift Gun Ban So Australians Can Defend Themselves

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:11

By AWR Hawkins

Former Sydney Deputy Mayor Nick Adams is calling for a gun ban to be lifted so Australians can defend themselves… AmmoLand Gun News

Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- In the wake of the December 15 2014 hostage situation in which an armed man held unarmed Australians at gunpoint for hours, former Sydney Deputy Mayor Nick Adams is calling for a gun ban to be lifted so Australians can defend themselves.

Adams said he believes if there was ever a time Australians wanted to have a gun, it was December 15 2014.

He told Fox News that he thinks gun laws will soon be revisited–that “Australians are now beginning to realize what it is for the bad guys to have guns and for the good people not to.” He said a lot of Australians woke up when the crisis was over and thought about how different things “could have been if someone did have a gun on them to stop this terrible, awful ordeal.”

“Why should we give advantage to the bad guys, whether they’re criminals … [or] they’re terrorists?” he asked.

Adams said the hostage situation helped Australians realize that gun control is “enabling the bad people to carry out their agenda a lot more easily, a lot more freely than they may otherwise have.” 

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins.

About:
AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA’s Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.

If you have questions or comments, email him at awr@awrhawkins.com. You can find him on facebook at www.facebook.com/awr.hawkins.

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Complete Repudiation: Pro-Gun Candidate Wins Gabby Giffords’ Former House Seat

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:29

By AWR Hawkins

Complete Repudiation: Pro-Gun Candidate Martha McSally, Wins Gabby Giffords’ Former House Seat AmmoLand Gun News

Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)-  On December 17 2014, pro-Second Amendment candidate Martha McSally (R) was officially declared the winner in the race for Arizona’s second congressional district over pro-gun control Representative Ron Barber (D-AZ-2.)

Arizona’s second district is gun control proponent Gabby Giffords’ former seat and the contest she campaigned hardest for during the months prior to the November 4 2014 mid-term elections.

According to Roll Call, McSally won the election by “167 votes.” Barber released a statement congratulating her and “wishing her well in serving southern Arizonans.”

Breibart News previously reported that Barber was trying to get re-elected on a gun control platform, while McSally was running as a pro-Second Amendment candidate. On September 20 2014, Breitbart News reported that Giffords ads against McSally were filled with such vitriol that The Arizona Republic described them as “base and vile,” and said Giffords was harming Barber and her own image more than she was hurting McSally.

McSally’s win gives the GOP a historic majority in the House.

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins

About:
AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA’s Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.

If you have questions or comments, email him at awr@awrhawkins.com. You can find him on facebook at www.facebook.com/awr.hawkins.

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Out West vs Life Behind New Jersey’s Iron Curtain

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 09:04

By John Farnam

You are Leaving Free America
Welcome to New Jersey Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO --(Ammoland.com)- “History does not entrust the care of Freedom to the weak, nor timid” ~ Eisenhower

From a friend and colleague in UT:

“Two Russians visited us last week. They were aghast at life beyond New Jersey! They stopped moving west way too soon. Often, immigrants get to our East Coast, and settle there.

Big mistake!

‘You mean here in UT you can just waltz into a gunstore and buy a gun, or several? No permit? Scant paperwork? No waiting period? No anal examination?’

‘You mean any good citizen can demand a CCW permit from the state, without proving his affiliation with the ruling party?’

On the way home, they took pictures of our 80-mph speed limit signs!

‘In UT, and most western states, a non-government-employee can drive down a federal highway at eighty mph, carrying a privately-owned, loaded pistol(s) on his person, with a privately-owned AR (or several) in his trunk, and not fear tyrannical molestation?

How cool is that?’

I made it a point to take them into a well-stocked Cabellas.

Outside the store, I said ‘Do you hear that? Silence! No gunfights here, in spite of all these privately-owned guns in the hands of ordinary Utahans.

Imagine that!’

By comparison, NJ’s western boundary represents the ‘Iron Curtain.’

Comment: NJ has a professing “Republican” as governor, and he wants to be president!

“Who asks of Freedom anything other than Freedom itself, is destined to be a slave” ~ Tocqueville

/John

About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit: www.defense-training.com

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More Details On VCDL’s Injunction Against Fredericksburg’s Illegal Gun Buy Back

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:23
More Details On VCDL’s Injunction Against Fredericksburg’s Illegal Gun Buy Back Virginia Citizens Defense League

Covington VA --(Ammoland.com)- In the last Virginia Citizens Defense League ( VCDL ) Update we told you about VCDL filing for an injunction against Fredericksburg VA, to try and prevent them from holding what we believe to be a clearly illegal gun buyback.

In that update we noted that the case was lost without ever discussing the merits of the case because the court found that neither Virginia Citizens Defense League  nor Pat Webb had standing to file the suit and that we should have included the person providing the funding as a party.

I misspoke on the last part – we didn’t need to sue the funding party, the issue was solely standing.

Because the entire field of law governing causes of action, standing, and jurisdiction is such a detail-oriented area of law, a number of our attorney members emailed us with additional questions. EM John Pierce, also an attorney, provided the following detailed information to try and answer those questions and explain both the court’s ruling and its implication in greater detail.

EM John Pierce:

I guess I will start by noting that the issue of whether or not the additional party should have been added to the case was raised by the City but was not a part of the judge’s actual decision, which was based solely upon standing.

This may be very confusing to many. Civil procedure (the requirements for filing a proper suit) is one of the more complex areas of law and this is especially true where a declaratory judgment is being sought. In our case, we were seeking a temporary injunction, a declaratory judgment, and a permanent injunction. There are specific statutes that govern each of these action however, these statutes do not, in and of themselves, give rise to a cause of action that the court will recognize.

To quote from the controlling case, Charlottesville Area Fitness Club Operators Ass’n v. Albemarle Cnty. Bd. of Supervisors, 285 Va. 87, 737 S.E.2d 1 (Va., 2013),

“The declaratory judgment acts do not create or change any substantive rights, or bring into being or modify any relationships, or alter the character of controversies, which are the subject of judicial power. … The reason for these rules is that the courts are not constituted, and the declaratory judgment statute was not intended to vest them with authority, to render advisory opinions, to decide moot questions or to answer inquiries which are merely speculative. … We have previously held that the declaratory judgment statutes may not be used to attempt a third-party challenge to a governmental action when such a challenge is not otherwise authorized by statute.””

In our case, we were arguing that the harm to VCDL, EM Patt Webb, and her business was more than merely speculative and that substantive rights would be impacted by allowing Fredericksburg to hold the buy back in violation of state law. Furthermore, we were arguing that the text of §15.2-915.5 should be read to grant a private right of action both to those who would be involved in the local legislative process as well as FFLs who would have an interest in the process of bidding on firearms thus put up for auction.

In agreeing with the City, the judge effectively held that no one organization, person, or FFL, even one who might regularly bid on firearms auctions held by cities, would have sufficient standing to challenge a violation of § 15.2-915.5 because it does not give rise to a private cause of action in any circumstance.

To put that in perspective, because § 15.2-915.5 does not have the standing and fee-shifting provision that is contained in § 15.2-915 (which does give rise to a private cause of action), any locality may blatantly violate the statute and there is nothing anyone can do about it. They are effectively able to spit in the eye of the legislature.

As Philip noted yesterday, it is imperative to get the same ‘teeth‘ in the gun buyback statute that we have in the general preemption statute. This holding will assist us in that by providing a concrete example of how easily the will of the people, as expressed through the legislature, can be subverted by a locality.

About:
Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right. Visit: www.vcdl.org

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While Senate Confirms Murthy Nomination, Getting Rid of Reid was Worth the High Cost

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:09
Vivek Murthy Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- We’re not going to tell you we’re happy about the way things have gone in Congress the last week.

Obama’s anti-gun executive actions were funded until September 30 2015, and anti-gun political hack

Vivek Murthy was confirmed as Surgeon General by a 51-43 largely party-line vote. (See how your legislators voted below.)

It was hardly unexpected.

Pro-gunners played a central role in taking away congressional power from liberal loons like Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi — and soon-to-be-jobless losers like John Walsh (D-MT), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Udall (D-CO), and Mary Landrieu (D-LA).

And these former “friends of the Second Amendment” gave us a nice knife-in-the-back on their way out the door. This is the reason you never get too close to a rabid dog.

We’re not going to tell you that victory doesn’t matter. Or that defeat doesn’t matter. They do.

But for those who are feeling down-in-the-dumps, we would make four points:

FIRST, WE WON THE TWO CRUCIAL BATTLES THAT MATTERED.

We sent Harry Reid and his cadre of clowns swirling down the toilet bowl of history. And we have set up an electoral template that will ensure that they don’t regain power in 2016.

In addition, we killed Obama’s legislative gun control agenda. Had we lost the battle against Universal Gun Registration — a.k.a., the Toomey-Manchin background checks — it would have been a serious setback. But we didn’t, and it wasn’t.

SECOND, WE CREATED, FROM SCRATCH, A REBEL ARMY IN THE HOUSE THAT IS READY TO BOLT AGAINST JOHN BOEHNER’S PERFIDY.

When we started fighting the unconstitutional, anti-gun Cromnibus, every indication was that we would get zero Republican votes. Zero.

Instead, after a loud and boisterous grassroots campaign, we got 67 — almost a third of the caucus. And by forcing Boehner to spend an entire day begging, one-by-one, for votes, this means that Boehner will be in less of a position to betray us on an unconstitutional, anti-gun amnesty bill.

THIRD, ELEMENTS OF THE PRO-GUN MOVEMENT ARE NOW CONSIDERABLY LESS LIKELY TO SUPPORT ANTI-GUN DEMOCRATS LIKE HARRY REID, JOE MANCHIN, AND MARK BEGICH, AS THEY DID BEFORE.

Save for three exceptions, all Senate Democrats voted for the anti-gun Murthy. And of the three Democrats who voted pro-gun, two of them are being discussed as gubernatorial candidates in two years. This means we are facing the old pattern in which “red state Democrats” will only vote pro-gun if they are facing an upcoming election. Otherwise, they revert to voting anti-gun.

The good news is that this pattern has now become painfully obvious to virtually all of the gun movement. So, hopefully, other gun groups won’t be fooled into supporting anti-gun Democrats and acting as the instrumentalists their own defeat.

FOURTH, NOW VIVEK MURTHY IS SO DISCREDITED THAT NO ONE IS GOING TO BELIEVE THE GARBAGE SPEWING OUT OF HIS MOUTH OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

Gun Owners of America has always believed that the Second Amendment is worth fighting for, even when we are faced with huge odds. The battle over Obama’s legislative gun control — and the Toomey-Manchin background checks — was initially viewed as hopeless. Yet, we won it, and the importance of that victory was transformational.

We also would have liked to defeat Harry Reid’s scheme to confirm Vivek Murthy. And, while we don’t like to lose, there have been a lot of benefits which have flowed from undertaking the battle.

In a few months, the government-funding bills for the “fiscal year” running from October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016, will begin to move. It will be “a new season.” And we will start fresh with another opportunity to block Obama’s unconstitutional, anti-gun “executive actions.”

We hope you will be with us in the fight.

ACTION: Click on the links below to see how your legislators voted. If they voted to support the Constitution, then thank them. If they voted wrong, then express your disappointment. You can see they voted here:

NOTE: The cromnibus bill number is HR 83. But be warned: The description of the bill refers to the tiny legislative vehicle on which the gigantic funding bill was attached for parliamentary reasons. So just realize that the votes you are viewing in actuality refer to the vote on the 1,600 page amendment funding the entire government.

About: Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul Visit: www.gunowners.org to Join.

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Chanukah Celebrates Rededication

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:12

By Alan Caruba

Chanukah Celebrates Rededication Column by Alan Caruba

New Jersey --(Ammoland.com)- Sometimes I think that Jews are going to have to arm themselves in order to celebrate Chanukah.

These days, merely praying in a synagogue, whether it is in Jerusalem or Brooklyn has become hazardous.

Of course, those who hate Jews don’t really need an excuse to attack them. In November, Palestinian attackers killed five Israelis, four of whom were rabbis, in a Jerusalem synagogue. On December 8 2014, a lunatic shouting “I want to kill the Jews” stabbed an Israeli student in the Chabad-Lubavitch synagogue in Brooklyn. The student survived the attack. Police killed the attacker.

December 16 through 24 2014 marks this year’s celebration and one can only hope that it will be enjoyed without providing an excuse to attack Jews around the world. Chanukah celebrates an ancient military victory.

Known also as the Festival of Lights, the menorah that holds nine candles is the widely recognized symbol of the holiday; eight for the days and one to light the others. It celebrates the overthrow of an oppressive Greek ruler, Antiochus IV, and the rededication of the temple. Chanukah is not mentioned in formal Jewish scripture though the story is related in the book of the Maccabees. In 1948, Jews restored the nation of Israel.

Chanukah is a relatively minor Jewish holiday compared to the holy days of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur or Passover. Because it falls close to Christmas, American Jews have incorporated it into their celebration and one suspects that most are likely to exchange gifts on December 25th to blend both holidays together as one

Of the estimated 14 million Jews worldwide approximately 5.5 million live in America. An estimated 6.2 million live in Israel, with 2 million in Europe, and about 100,000 in Africa, most of whom live in the nation of South Africa.

Fourteen million Jews may sound like a lot, but they represent about 0.2% of the world’s population. You could put them all in Texas and few would notice.

In the Middle East, Christians and Jews have been driven from their homes where many families had lived for centuries. In Syria and Iraq these days Christians are being crucified and beheaded for their faith. Muslims divided by whether they are Sunni or Shiite are also dying. It all seems so pointless.

Worldwide, religious and other forms of bigotry continue during this Chanukah and Christmas season as ever before.

One need look no farther than the United Nations which, on December 10 2014, celebrated the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. In 2014 the UN General Assembly adopted twenty more resolutions against Israel than any other nation for alleged violations of human rights. To put this in perspective, not one resolution was directed at China, Russia, or Saudi Arabia, among a long list of nations that deserve criticism.

Citing the Religious Freedom in the World Report 2014, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks noted that “Freedom of religion has deteriorated in almost half the nations of the world and sectarian violence is at a six-year high.”

Here in America, as the first Chanukah candle is lighted this year we are days from celebrating Christmas. These holidays are a good time to remind ourselves to resist those for whom religion is a reason to hate others as well as those who reject spiritual faith and seek to deny its message and joy to everyone.

These holidays are a time to rededicate ourselves.

c Alan Caruba

About:
Alan Caruba’s commentaries are posted daily at “Warning Signs” his popular blog and thereafter on dozens of other websites and blogs. If you love to read, visit his monthly report on new books at Bookviews.

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HHS Leaks Your Health Records And Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 14:26
Health Records And Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms Montana Shooting Sports Association

Missoula, MT --(Ammoland.com)- Last session Montana Shooting Sports Association got a bill passed that the governor signed that clarifies that you may not be denied medical treatment in Montana because you refuse to answer questions at a medical facility about the guns you own or how you store them, EXCEPT that medical providers may ask if you are carrying a firearm at the time of treatment.

The news item link, below, will tell you why it is important that you not let information about your guns creep into your medical records:

Last week, the Health and Human Services Department announced a plan to share your medical records with over 35 federal agencies – all in the name of “health care,” of course.

All in the name of “efficiency,” the favorite excuse used by fascists wherever they appear… What this really does is remove the privacy and control in your relationship with your doctor by removing your records from their office file cabinet and dumping them into the Internet “cloud” where everyone and anyone can access them…

With the release of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, the HHS is required to seek input from the public and has opened a two-month period ending Feb. 6, within which you can be heard. If there is one thing that represents everything dangerous about an expanding federal government, this is it.

http://media.washtimes.com/media/audio/2014/12/15/12-15-14-12b-tammy-bruce.mp3

Take a stand and make sure they know you reject this unacceptable violation of your privacy and expansion of the federal government’s control of our lives. (I don’t know that anyone can access data stored in the “cloud” but professional hackers seem to do so. Be careful with what you allow into your medical record.)

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/15/tammy-bruce-health-care-records-to-share-with-fede/

Gary Marbut, president Montana Shooting Sports Association www.mtssa.org author, Gun Laws of Montana www.mtpublish.com

About Montana Shooting Sports Association:MSSA is the primary political advocate for Montana gun owners. Visit: www.mtssa.org

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Youmaynot Philosophy of Death for Others

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 14:03

By John Farnam

Iguessicant’s Run For Their Lives, Sydney Hostage Shooting, AU 2014 Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO --(Ammoland.com)- “Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our political opponents have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?” ~ Joe Stalin (so eloquently articulating the “Youmaynot Philosophy!”)

Australia this time!

Most of this day, I’ve listened to hand-wringing commentators on many networks, including Fox News, agonizing about how to prevent lethal attacks on citizens in Western countries by Islamic terrorists.

Lone Wolf” is the “term du jour,” but the next attack may be more organized, along the Mumbai Massacre model, and we’ll be back to talking about that convention.

No corespondent was able to offer any concrete solution, save outright banning of Islamics from our shores!

We have observed over the past few decades that neither Jewish Zionists, nor Christian Crusaders, nor Norwegian folk-dancers for that matter, have presented a terrorist problem.

The problem is always Islamics. Islamics are terrorists, and have been for the past 1500 years!

We can, immersed in PC, dance around that fact, ad-nauseam, but it is something we all plainly see.

The only legitimate answer to these unprovoked and mostly unpredictable terrorist attacks (“lone-wolf” or otherwise) on innocent citizens in Western countries, is privately-armed, private citizens! Of course, that is the only solution, the mere mention of which, is absolutely banned from the lips of all media commentators and “officials” alike. It is prohibited from even being acknowledged, much less publically discussed, in any fair and enlightened forum!

The open discussion of armed teachers in public schools was also “subject non-grata,” for years. Some of my courageous colleagues, Mas Ayoob for one, were viciously censured for even suggesting that the subject be talked about in anything but whispers! The concept is only now seeing the light of day! Curiously, it has worked splendidly everywhere it has been tried, but the very idea of such a high degree of personal freedom predictably upsets control-freaks (“Youmaynots“), both elected and appointed.

Two days ago, the Lindt Cafe in Sidney was filled with unarmed IguessIcan’ts, all of whom were obediently following the dictates of Youmaynots in Parliament (who themselves duplicitously enjoy continuous personal protection provided by heavily-armed bodyguards), and thus submissively left the important matter of self-protection against Jihadi madmen exclusively to “the police.” They were unwittingly betting their lives on that personal decision.

Several lost that bet!

Sadly, no Icans were present. A single audacious, armed citizen could have stopped this violent attack in its tracks, and, in so doing, discouraged others

Disarmed and helpless IguessIcant’s, who religiously obeyed wide-reaching gun bans enacted by Youmaynots, were, once again, pitilessly murdered and maimed during this incident. As a result, future massacres are, even now, being entertained.

Politicians have expressed “deep personal concern.” They always do. I’m sure that represents a prodigious source of comfort to families of the murdered!

All “collectivist reform,” without fail, peremptorily supplants its purported goal of everlasting utopia with a sinister, but familiar, feudal system of “masters-and-slaves,” wherein owners remain few, and the masses are forced to accept “security” at the expense of perpetual servitude. And, of course, Youmaynots are ever fearful of armed slaves!

Curiously, modern firearms, which Youmaynots piously purport to hate, are actually protecting them every moment! Those particular guns are apparently okay. It’s only privately-owned guns, that protect you, that they don’t like. Although you may not view yourself as a slave, they do!

One might even accuse those particular Youmaynots of being Exceptformes!

“The Roman Republic fell, not because of the ambition of Caesar, but because it had already long ceased to be a republic at all. When the sturdy Roman Plebeian, who lived by his own labor, who voted without reward according to his own convictions, and who formed in war the terrible Roman Legion had been changed into an idle creature who craved nothing in life save the gratification of a thirst for vapid excitement, who was fed by the state, and who sold his vote to the highest bidder, then the end of the Republic was at hand, and nothing could save it.” ~ Teddy Roosevelt

/John

About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit: www.defense-training.com

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