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Virginia Gun Laws on the Move

Anti-rights bills defeated, good bills alive

A few good bills have died unfortunately

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing, as usual. A bit of lamenting has appeared in the lamestream, ever since Hillary's plans to confiscate and destroy the public's firearms—the Australia plan she and the entire democrat party touted before her campaign crashed and burned—but positive news about guns and gun laws remains heavily suppressed as always. Heavy losses at federal and state levels has not changed the media. They remain as biased and twisted as ever.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The Virginia Citizens Defense League -- a national leader in how gun-rights are done at the state level -- are on the march and have moved the ball down the field. From their latest report:

VIRGINIA GUN-CONTROL BILLS ARE ALL DEAD!
https://www.vcdl.org/

First piece of good news is that we’ve managed to either kill or neuter all of the 37 gun-control bills that were introduced this year! [Take note -- legislators who are supposed to protect and defend the Constitution have introduced 37 bills to cut off or limit your right to arms. Criminals are unaffected by the new bills, because guns are already completely outlawed for criminals, a point always omitted in "news" reports. Alan.]

GUN-RIGHTS BILLS THAT ARE STILL ALIVE

* Blocking CHP information being shared with states that don’t honor VA CHPs

* Legalizing switchblades

* Circuit Court Clerk to email notice of expiring CHP to permit holder

* Active duty or honorably discharged military under 21-years-old can get a CHP

* CHPs can be either laminated or plastic

* Protective orders become a temporary CHP for the person being protected

* Victims of certain crimes, such as domestic violence, can get free firearms training

* Gun owners cannot be disarmed while in an emergency shelter

* A photo ID must be provided when applying for a new CHP or renewal, but the application will no longer need to be notarized

* For a CHP address change, no proof of new address will be required any more

* Limited immunity when reporting an act of self-defense using 9-1-1

* Restoration for firearms rights for a person who had been adjudicated mentally defective, but no longer lives in Virginia

* Foster care parents can legally have a firearms on their person while at home

* Gun owners who vote in polling places that prohibit guns can vote absentee

* State law on “restricted ammunition” updated to take into account modern ammunition technology

* Possession of antique/black powder firearms by non-violent felons for purposes of hunting or recreational use legalized

SOME GOOD BILLS DIED, TOO

* Constitutional Carry

* Restoration of legal fees for a person who was involved in a justifiable use of self-defense

* Codification of church carry (pulled by patron)

* Sales tax exemption for purchase of a gun safe

* Income tax deduction for purchase of a gun safe

* Reduction in CHP fees

ARIZONA'S CITIZENS DEFENSE LEAGUE (AzCDL) ON THE MARCH

Arizona's activists are following no less than 30 bills of importance to gun owners. Read a summary of each, the actual language, support/oppose ratings, and join the easy effort to win or lose here: http://www.azcdl.org/html/bill_tracking.html

Of these bills, 11 are harmful to our rights, a few need to be watched, and the balanced would be good for us, controlling the authorities, protecting our rights, preventing monkey business with the ballot initiative and referendum process. Those citizen initiative tools are the latest in the gun-rights struggles. Billionaire anti-rights zealots Soros and Bloomberg are using their wealth to sway popular opinion regardless of facts, pay enormous sums to gather signatures, often under false pretenses, and push through policies legislatures and the federal government would other wise never pass.

Do not underestimate the power of bad people with bags of money and an agenda to make the public subservient to their armed will. They want you disarmed, but they stand protected by walls of armored heavily armed troops. For safety. 

 



This might be OK for our military,
but it has no place in civilian police forces.
When political elites want you disarmed,
but this is what they have instead of police,
you know in your heart something is wrong.
You only think you're armed
if the other guy is armored,
defeating the 2nd Amendment entirely.

What do you think people living in
"communities of color" think of this?

IMAGE FROM SHOT SHOW 2017

Trump's Tax Returns

You know the answer

The lamestream media told you:

Trump should release his tax returns. Trump must release his tax returns. Why won't trump release his tax returns. We demand to see Trump's tax returns.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Perhaps Trump could release his tax returns on the same schedule Obama released his birth certificate.

That would be roughly six years from now.

The tax returns resolve nothing.
The birth certificate would have resolved whether the man was a usurper.
Why wouldn't Obama release his documents?

Worst case, what the left hopes for and may well be the case -- Trump's returns show he paid no taxes at all. Yeah, so... you expected something else?

The only reason for asking for them is to use that against him, to hammer. That's what the "news" media does. Reporting is not what they seek here. But as long as he's within the law, balancing wins against losses, what exactly is the problem?

Can you demand he pay taxes that are not due?

I suppose if liberalism really is a mental disorder, you could feel like a rich person should pay taxes even if they are not owed.

While the returns are under audit, there is nothing to release. They are temporary, tentative, not final. It is the final adjusted returns any sentient being would want to see. And when those show no payment, or proper legal payment, yeah, so what?

USA Today Promotes, Fails to Report

Have to go line by line on this horrific imitation of journalism

USA Today gets worse, if that's possible.

They said:
"What began as a Facebook post by a Hawaii grandmother the day after Hillary Clinton's loss in November's election..."

What we know:
"Substituting a tale about a grandma for hard news, USA Today failed to report that left-wing radical activist billionaire George Soros provided more than $33 million to 50 "progressive" groups to coordinate a staged event in the nation's capital..."

"Soros has funded, or has close relationships with, at least 56 of the march’s “partners,” including..." http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2017/01/20/billionaire-george-soros-has-ties-to-more-than-50-partners-of-the-womens-march-on-washington/

They said:
"...blossomed into a sweeping protest uniting people of all ages, races and religions who crowded downtown Washington."

What we know:
"...attracted progressives and left wing people, primarily women, LGBTQ1A+s and people of color with disproportionate secular and disgruntled American-hating angry folks."

They said:
"...they fear Congress and Republicans will roll back reproductive, civil and human rights."

What we know:
"They imagine Congress and Republicans will roll back reproductive, civil and human rights. No evidence for these fears was presented."

They said:
"Sister rallies mirror main event, some 670 demonstrations take place, organizers say."

What we know:
The newspaper made no effort to see if the "organizers" number was true, they just repeated it. Who are these "organizers"? No facts were provided. How did they get such a count for the "spontaneous" one-day "event"? The very fact they could even pretend to make such a statement indicates a high degree of pre-planning for the so-called spontaneous demonstration, ripping credibility from the notion this represents concern for the subjects promoted by the organizers and promoted by the "news." It was later grudgingly revealed Soros poured money into making this happen.

As part of the peaceful protest, pop singer Madonna, a keynote speaker, called for blowing up the White House. No arrest was reported. Signs carried by the protesters were the most vicious, vulgar, obscene, profane, pornographic, disgraceful, disgusting, expletive-laced, hysterically funny and unfit for broadcast ever seen in a demonstration, gleefully published by lamestream media and widely available on the web, proving once again that everything the left accuses everyone else of -- is psychological projection of themselves.

"People of Color" Is Racism

George Orwell Would Be Proud

People Without Color?

The lamestream media told you:

People of color this, people of color that, the Oscars have more people of color than ever before...

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The left wing of America doesn't want you to notice what's going on behind the curtain.

Political correctness, which is actually cultural marxism, has substituted "people of color" for "colored people" to make their blatant racism acceptable. It is the left, and only the left, which dominates the "news" media, that uses colored people (now people of color) constantly in news stories. If they used "colored people" their racism would be on naked display. They have hoodwinked themselves. They have you going along.

This bean counting racism is unacceptable to non-racist conservatives, but it is demanded of the overwhelmingly racist marxist left, that sees everything as race-based warfare. It is textbook communism on a platter -- pit the races against each other. It is part of an effort to destroy The American Way. http://www.gunlaws.com/TheAmericanWay.htm

If you substitute "colored people" every time you read "people of color" as you follow the so-called "news" the racism is glaring. The grammatical difference is tiny. The substantive difference is enormous. Left-wing racists insist on singling out people based on race, and name calling. Conservatives, centrists and moderates (almost the same thing) never do, because they shy away from racism and calling people colored ("of color"). It's just not right. It's left.

Who Really Won The Election?

It's the math, silly.

The lamestream media told you:

She got more votes!

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

He got more states!

In the Grand Compromise, when the nation was founded, we decided the most fair, rational, balanced and representative way to select the President was by state. That's why there is an Electoral College.

Final tally:
33 to 17
States
 
306 to 232
Electoral College Votes
 
You may have noticed the "news" media doesn't like making these numbers
prominent, because it doesn't promote their sore-loser, prejudiced status.



As an aside, Senators, Representatives and Supreme Court Justices are all selected by different methods, to help spread the influence around (Senator selection was changed from state legislature selection to popular vote, which many people feel was a bad idea, but that's another story.)

America's Toughest Sheriff Rides Off

The lamestream media told you:

Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who calls himself "America's Toughest Sheriff" is a corrupt bully hated by nearly everyone. His prejudice and bigotry knows no bounds and if it wasn't for the power he wields and the people he controls he would have been in prison long ago. He has terrorized migrants for too long and we're glad to see him go.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: If Sheriff Joe, as everyone in Arizona affectionately knows him, wasn't so well liked, he would not have won six consecutive terms for 24 years by usually huge margins against everything the left-wing democrats could throw against him. His fan base nationwide, well, he wouldn't have one, but he has been called on repeatedly for newscasts, public appearances, and his net positive effect on the state and national scene has been tremendously positive. He brought the illegal immigrant invasion (now called "guests" by progressives) to national prominence.

-- He limited jail TV to the weather channel and an education channel -- taxpayers shouldn't pay for cable and prisoners don't earn HBO for committing crimes.

-- Tent City housed low-risk prisoners cheap when jail space ran out, instead of releasing them like elsewhere. When bleeding hearts complained that desert heat was inhumane, he told them if it's good enough for our soldiers, it's good enough for prisoners. He hung a "Vacancy" sign.

-- Tent City housed low-risk prisoners cheap when jail space ran out, instead of releasing them like elsewhere. When bleeding hearts complained that desert heat was inhumane, he told them if it's good enough for our soldiers, it's good enough for prisoners. He hung a "Vacancy" sign.



-- Joe's get tough stand on people sneaking into our country without permission continues to be a national focal point. He single-handedly raised awareness about its effects.

-- His volunteer citizen posse has saved a fortune, instilled pride in the community, keeps malls safe at Christmas time, is its own Peace Corps in our county.

-- Animal abuse got the attention it deserves, inmates got therapeutic interactions in the kill-free shelter the Sheriff's office ran and animal crimes were back on the radar.

-- Inmates don't need coffee, that ended, and a vegetarian diet eventually saved money, eliminating the famous green baloney sandwiches that were their own cost-saving headline.

-- We get a thrill when we see Joe's chain gang working in our neighborhoods, keeping them nice. This one was right down the street from me, so I paused to snap an image. The prisoners love the fresh air and exercise, compete for good behavior to get the assignment. It's called "rehabilitation." Passersby wave and honk in appreciation. Positive feedback.



In the interests of full disclosure, Joe endorsed my book, Gun Laws of America, Every Federal Gun Law on the Books, with Plain English Summaries, http://www.gunlaws.com/gloa.htm when it was released, because he recognized a good thing when he saw it. You can too, only $19.95.

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-- Instituting county-wide sex offender notifications was a double-edged sword, because neighborhoods now became aware when these predators moved in, but it also made it hard for them to settle. Tough problem.

I'll stop here, and while he did attract a lot of lawsuits, and that cost the county a good chunk of change, he brought his department consistently in under budget. He had enough hot button issues from Paris Hilton in his jail to, oh, catch my political-parody band sometime, The Cartridge Family, http://www.gunlaws.com/CFB-BandInfo.htm, we played his roast.

Media Wants Electoral College Dead

Anything they want killed that badly must be pretty good

The lamestream media told you:

Dec. 25, 2016 -- Christmas Day -- Hartford, Conn. Susan Haigh, AP https://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-arizona-republic/20161225/281715499275454

"The Electoral College is a relic of a bygone era, and we need to change this system," said Connecticut state Sen. Mae Flexer, who filed a bill with several fellow Democrats requiring Connecticut to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact..."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

In a 36-column-inch story on Christmas Day, the AP could not find one thing worthy about the Electoral College or why it even exists, in reporting on the effort to remove it from the greatest governmental system ever devised by man on Earth, the one that allows them to print their (place adjective here). More than 1,000 "news" outlets reprint AP pronouncements verbatim.

Expert after expert, democrats and republicans alike, are quoted, cited and described, but every word supports the idea that the Electoral College is antiquated, outdated, in need of a "work around," "a relic of a bygone era," and "we need to change the system." This is called "reporting." People taught to think call it "propaganda with an agenda."

Some critics do question however... whether they can get it done quickly, and there is even a republican mentioned who claims, without support of any kind, that it won't benefit either party. But it is a scheme being promoted virtually entirely by democrats only, for reasons that were unclear at press time. Because 33 state legislatures are controlled by republicans, the report recognizes there is "uncertainty."

Thanks to the Electoral College system, the unindicted corrupt syndicate that sought to incrementally eliminate the right to keep and bear arms, confiscate existing guns, promote the marxist progressive agenda, and unravel The American Way, was soundly defeated. http://www.gunlaws.com/TheAmericanWay.htm

Why anyone in their right minds would even think of supporting the Founding Fathers tried-and-true system of ensconced wisdom in the Electoral College instead of a mass popular vote for president isn't even hinted at. And yes, I ended with a preposition.

How many illegal aliens voted?

The "news" media is obsessed with demanding Mr. Trump provide evidence for his concern that unqualified votes were cast. The controversial New York Times claims it asked Secretaries of State if they knew of fraud or unqualified voters and they all answered in the negative.

So what ever happened to reporters reporting and investigating?

With such a serious claim by the president of the United States, it would seem only natural for reporters to get on the case and start digging. Here's what I would do if I were them -- instead of badgering our busy new president and making all sorts of disparaging demeaning insulting offensive remarks that show no respect for the office -- while displaying the hostility and prejudice they deny as neutral journalists.

How about: Get a list of every Californian who got a driver's license as an undocumented illegal alien, and compare those names to the voter rolls, and see if there are any matches? Since those hard details are hidden through policy, statistical analysis of volume and trend changes can imply effects, for a ball park view. How about, go to sanctuary cities, and compare the sanctuarians (new word) to the voter rolls? If you can't get the names and do the comparisons, how about raising a red flag just based on the numbers? Have illegal immigrant lobbyists hidden the data so well we can't tell? That's its own scandal. Wave the red flag. How about followup with state activists who claim to know of large numbers of ballots turned in through vote-harvesting programs, and examine them with care? All things Secretaries of State have not done, the controversial Times has skipped. How about that for starters?

Ask your local reporters to try this, and mention it's worth a Pulitzer if they turn up any positive results, or not. You don't have a media list? C'mon.

Obama's Leg-pulling Legacy

As the lamestream media fell all over itself to create and broadcast exit interviews with the man leaving the White House, and "establish" his legacy, approximately zero concern was paid to the thing formerly known as truth.

It begins and ends with the fictional statement that his is the only administration that has suffered no major scandals. I kid you not. It is appalling. He said that. With a straight face. Right into the camera. He was not questioned or challenged at the time:

"I’m proud of the fact with two weeks to go, we are probably the first administration in modern history that has not had a major scandal in the White House." --CBS 60 Minutes. It's all over the web, go look. According to informed sources, it is likely he (and his minions) actually believe that.

Couric fabricated a video
thru secret editing to give
an impression that was
totally false. 60 Minutes
let a bald-faced lie stand
without questioning when
Obama told his whopper.

Which is honestly worse?
Lamestream media defies
any sense of ethics. Then
they act stunned when they
are called out for it, as if
their critics are the ones
who are brain dead.



To believe Mr. Hussein-Obama had no scandals
you must avoid using his full name and believe:


If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.

IRS didn't target conservative groups, and no one claimed 5th Amendment protection when asked.

The murderous Benghazi jihad attack was the result of a funny video tape, or didn't even happen.

Solar energy company Solyndra didn't get a half billion dollars of your money and then close.

Operation Fast and Furious didn't ship thousands of guns to Mexican drug lords.

An unmarked plane didn't ship $400 million dollars in unmarked cash at night to Iran, the leading state sponsor of terrorism.

The cash was not ransom for four Americans released immediately afterwards.

The $1.7 billion total in cash Obama had flown into Iran, in unmarked foreign bills, bought food.

Nearly a trillion dollars in stimulus money created shovel-ready jobs, which people got.

His Attorney General Eric Holder wasn't held in Contempt of Congress, even though he was.

Obama's Secretary of State didn't, well, that list is too long for here. She is the first woman in history to lose the presidency, twice.

22 million detailed government personnel records weren't hacked ("stolen") by the communist Chinese, so we did nothing about it.

Lethal jihadi attacks on unarmed military personnel on U.S. soil were workplace violence, and had nothing to do with the global muslim jihad on western civilization.

Cash for clunkers was a financial windfall for the country.

The Iran nuclear deal was great for America.

ObamaPhones you subsidize, coal energy, oil pipelines, border control, Operation ChokePoint...

Let me tell you something friends, Michael Savage is right -- liberalism is a mental disorder. This person who left the White House either believed, which is unbalanced, or is lying to pervert history. The reporters covering him are complicit, committing a coverup.

They refuse to confront the abnormal number of monstrous scandals, incredulously saying he had none, as if that will make it so. It's a mental disorder. Unmarked bills at night to Iran for Pete's sake. Material support to a designated state sponsor of terrorism.

While democrats are doing everything they can imagine, in cooperation with the lamestream media, to convince themselves Mr. Trump isn't legit and wasn't elected with 77 more Electoral College Votes than the other guy in the pants suit, it is the person who just left office who was never properly vetted for the Article II requirement for natural born citizenship. How is it that John McCain had to undergo a lengthy Senate hearing in 2008 to establish he was qualified to run, and Mr. Hussein-Obama who had all sorts of questions hanging did not? By what power was that skipped?

Read enough BHO scandals to toss your cookies:
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/02/18-major-scandals-obama-presidency/

Understand the Article II constitutional eligibility requirements for commander in chief and president:
http://www.gunlaws.com/Should%20We%20Elect%20An%20American%20President.htm

USA Today may be USA's nastiest left-wing propagandist

I'm constantly stunned by how unethical USA Today has drifted, dropping virtually any pretense of newsworthiness, in its campaigns to denigrate anything American, and frame a dialog into the democrats dungeons of thought. For example:

USA Today deceptively says on Christmas Day, 12/25/16:
"Russia has developed one of the world's most sophisticated cyberwarfare networks -- one that the CIA says interfered in America's election to help Donald Trump."

Accurately stated, this would read:
"Every major nation on Earth has developed sophisticated cyberwarfare networks that are constantly in use against each other in every imaginable way."

"Unconfirmed leaks exist that Russia and others used its hackers to release criminally damaging information to WikiLeaks about Hillary Clinton's corruption and malfeasance throughout her entire operation, which apparently may have hurt her election chances."

We needed various (not just possibly Russian) hackers and WikiLeaks to discover and report that networks and cable "news" stations were working in collusion with the democrats to get their preferred candidate elected.

When we found out, they accused the Russians of throwing the election, which they continue to claim to this day, and will never stop claiming, until they put it in history books for government-school classrooms, which they also (currently) manage.

Although alerted about the ethical problem, USA Today never responds.

NOTE: No one has challenged the accuracy of the information revealed.

How the Clintons, who spent their entire lives in public service, amassed a fortune estimated at more than $200 million, has never been satisfactorily explained. On leaving the White House they were "dead broke," they said.

If democrats had not colluded to defeat their own candidate Bernie Sanders, and had not colluded with the media to corrupt the debates, and had not run an unsecured email server for top secret government business, and had not lied about everything, and did not have a campaign manager who gave the word corruption a new darker meaning, hackers would have little to give to Wikileaks for the public to see. We almost have to thank whoever hacked them for releasing the truth, because the Clintons worked so hard to hide it. Failure to elect a gang that corrupt, because their secrets came out, is hardly a bad thing, except to the people supporting the gang.

I've been informed I have to take it back about USA Today. The entire lamestream media is that way.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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