TrainMeArizona Plan Spreads to Kansas!
The lamestream media told you:
A lot of misinformation: "news" reporting on the bill was typically horrendous.
Ms. Stoneking reports: "Some reported we had passed open carry -- Kansas has always been an open carry state (statehood was in 1861). Some said now felons could carry guns -- uh duh, no. Some were talking how now we could drive around in our cars with a concealed gun with no permit -- uh, we already could do that as long as it wasn't concealed on our person. Basically just the fear mongering, Kansas will turn into the "wild west", there will be shoot outs, police won't know who the bad guys are -- all the usual BS they say every time we pass a gun bill that expands freedom."
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
It's the BITS (blood in the streets) paranoia and she's right, we encounter it every time. This is a fundamental failing of the journalism profession. My colleagues act out on their obvious fears and spread their own terror where research and reporting should go, grossly misleading their audiences.
They get it wrong, fail to observe evidence in every case, endanger civil rights, public safety and serious legislation. They should be reprimanded or replaced, but never are. The system insulates itself from correction and attacks its critics or goes into denial instead. They deny this. It's a prime example of hoplophobic behavior -- but the medical community argues that our definitions are faulty. OK. You explain it: they get it wrong, irrationally, every time, the same way. A paranoid reaction specific to guns and the right to bear arms by their fellow citizens.
Kansas State Rifle Assn. president and lobbyist Patricia Stoneking reports:
"Train Me Kansas is growing exponentially. I'm very pleased! Our new Constitutional Carry law goes into effect July 1, 2015 so right now I'm working hard to educate people about what it really means.
"Right after the bill (SB45) cleared the last hurdle I rushed home from the statehouse and I launched Train Me Kansas! I had everything ready to go so all I had to do was make it public. You would not believe the response! It has been literally phenomenal! Listing submissions are pouring in!
I have three huge sponsors but need to get busy adding to those so that's what I'm working on now. Anyway, I thought you might like to take a look at our website, https://www.trainmeks.com. And here is a link to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/www.trainmeks.org
We used your Guns Save Lives heart for that! Thank you for authorizing me to use that! [That of course was my honor, and other state associations are welcome and encouraged to put the friendly Gun Saves Lives heart to similar use. Alan.]
We used a lot of material from your Train Me Arizona site and I sincerely appreciate you authorizing us to do that! It saved me from having to write a lot of copy and gave us an excellent model to develop our site and program from. [Nothing would be better than to have any of these ideas that are worthy spread; no need to reinvent the wheel, and gain extra power through built-in recognition and awareness. Alan.]
We still have work to do on the website. As we develop it we see things we want to change a little and I think it will be a work in progress for a bit yet. I just thought you might like to know about the passage of the law and the launch of the program. [Absolutely! If you don't object I'll borrow from your good ideas as well.]
Hope all is well in Arizona and again, thank you for allowing us to use Train Me Arizona as a model and reproduce material from your website altering it to fit Kansas of course. What a brilliant idea you had and other states should do this as they pass Constitutional Carry. I think that's the coming wave as I see at least a dozen other states pushing for it.
[Eight states have it Patricia, 21 pursuing it with bills drafted and introduced, see the chronological list and details, including ideas on pushing it in your state here: http://www.gunlaws.com/ConstitutionalCarryIndex.htm]
[If you don't go to the link, keep in mind the two main unexpected obstacles you'll face: police, who you can engage with early and turn at least some into allies, and firearms trainers, who will perceive Constitutional Carry as taking away their government-mandated rice bowl. This is short sighted, since without required permits, the entire armed citizenry becomes the market size, not 2 or 3 percent willing to bow down for government permission slips. We see this everywhere, but that license-cartel is a tough nut.]
Hope you are feeling better. You were pretty sick when we talked a month or so ago.
[Flu-like symptoms, now gone, gave me a rest.]
Yours In Freedom,
Train Me Kansas LLC
PO Box 117
Bonner Springs, KS 66012
Phone (913) 667-3044
Fax (913) 441-4436