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The Page Nine news media watchblog and The Uninvited Ombudsman are products of the fertile mind of Alan "I'm Just A Moderate" Korwin.

Alan Korwin, author of three books and co-author of seven others, is a full-time freelance writer, consultant and entrepreneur with a twenty-five-year track record. He is a founder and two-term past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association, which has presented him with its Visionary Leadership award, named in his honor, the Korwin Award. He has received national awards for his publicity work as a member of the Society for Technical Communication, and is a past board member of the Arizona chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Working with American Express, Mr. Korwin wrote the executive-level strategic plan that defined that firm’s worldwide telecommunications strategy for the 1990s; he wrote the business plan that raised $5 million in venture capital and launched SkyMall; he did the publicity for Pulitzer Prize cartoonist Steve Benson’s fourth book; and he had a hand in developing ASPED, Arizona’s economic strategic plan. Korwin’s writing appears often in a wide spectrum of local and national publications.

Korwin turned his first book, The Arizona Gun Owner’s Guide, into a self-published best-seller, now in its 22nd edition (2006). With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, which has grown into the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. It is built around seven books he has completed on the subject, including the unabridged federal guide Gun Laws of America, and a rapidly growing line of related books and DVDs. Supreme Court Gun Cases is his 10th book and landed him on the cover of the 600,000-circulation magazine below. Alan is widely recognized as a leading expert on America's gun laws, and has made hundreds of radio and TV appearances.

Alan Korwin, Stephen Halbrook and Dave Kopel (L-R) made the cover of America's First Freedom magazine after the release of Supreme Court Gun Cases in 2003.

Alan Korwin is originally from New York City, where his clients included IBM, AT&T, NYNEX and others, many with real names. He is a pretty good guitarist and singer, with a penchant for parody (his last band was The Cartridge Family). In 1986, finally married, he moved to the Valley of the Sun. It was a joyful and successful move.



NOTES: Korwin's first book, The Arizona Gun Owner's Guide, came out in 1989. It explains the state's gun laws in plain-English and has spawned a series of guides that includes California, Florida, Texas, Virginia, and an unabridged edition of the federal gun laws, Gun Laws of America, with more on the way. His book, Wickenburg! The ultimate guide to the ultimate western town, features a foreword by Barry Goldwater, and his full-color book Scottsdale came out in 1995. In 1997, HarperCollins released Safe Not Sorry, by Tanya Metaksa, which features three supplements Korwin wrote on national firearms law. His latest co-written book, Supreme Court Gun Cases, released at the end of 2003 after six years of effort, chronicles the entire High Court jurisprudence on guns. A partial list of Mr. Korwin's clients includes: American Express, SkyMall, ITT, Intel, IBM, AT&T, MicroAge, Wide World of Maps, Kroy, Three-Five Systems, NYNEX and The Mesa Varmint Callers.

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Look What People Have Said About Alan Korwin's Work:


"You were great! I would recommend you to any association, group or individual seriously seeking to improve press relations."
Bern Roberts, President
Arizona Book Publishing Association 

"Acting on the campaign you designed, my business saw a six-figure annual increase in volume.  With total confidence I can recommend you to others who need a similar burst of growth." 
Dan Guido, Owner
Tony's Service Center

"Thank you so much for your outstanding performance. You were the best speaker I had yet booked, and I'm widely acclaimed for my superlative speaker choices."
Kebba Buckley, Vice Chairman
Mensa (The High IQ Society)

"Your enthusiasm, the constant stream of examples and your no-nonsense techniques really brought the message home.  I will recommend you to anyone who asks."
James Cowlin, Program Committee
Business Builders 

"Alan is reliable and wonderful to work with, a credit to the school.  I recommend Alan Korwin without reservation."
Shiela Contreras, Community Education Coordinator
Phoenix College

"The evaluations prepared by your students are always very positive, and your public speaking skills are exemplary."
Jan Cameron, City of Scottsdale
Recreation Divison Coordinator 

"I've found your common sense principles really do work, and I've been applying them with excellent results."
Gale Golden, President
Society for Technical Communication, Phoenix 

"Thanks for all the good tricks and techniques."
Velma Cooper, President
Arizona Author's Association

"Although I am extremely lazy, I suspect your insights have changed my life." 
Howard White



Alan's talents were recognized early:





Alan's tenth book, Supreme Court Gun Cases, got noticed:


"…a political earthquake… an exceptional piece of research… the anti-freedom crowd is not going to like Supreme Court Gun Cases."
Larry Pratt, Executive Director
Gun Owners of America

"…wonderful… groundbreaking… belongs on the bookshelf of every practitioner of constitutional law… Gun rights are an integral part of each American's fundamental constitutional liberties."
Thomas C. Patterson, M.D., Chairman
Goldwater Institute

"…dynamite… Sometimes people need to defend themselves while we're responding to a 911 call. Law enforcement officers know that firearms in the hands of decent people are a deterrent to crime… It's good to know the Supreme Court has been this positive about gun rights and self defense… pulls the rug out from under politicians who want you to believe you have no right to defend yourself or own a gun."
Joe Arpaio
"America's Toughest Sheriff"

"Academics and judges will be surprised (no actually shocked)... The number of precedents is truly overwhelming."
John R. Lott, Jr., Ph.D.
American Enterprise Institute

"…a stunning accomplishment… will change the political landscape on the gun-rights debate."
Evan Nappen
Attorney and Author

"The dream team of American gun-law experts has driven a stake through the heart of the anti-rights gun-ban lobby… gun haters will need to manufacture new lies… The individual right to keep and bear arms is an American tradition with roots as deep as the nation itself."
Alan Gottlieb, Chairman
Second Amendment Foundation

"While the Supremes have directly acknowledged the Second Amendment as an individual right, this new book unearths 92 gun-related cases where the High Court upheld, among other things, armed self-defense of person, family and community—the heart of the Second Amendment. The synopsis of the Miller case is the best I have ever read."
Neal Knox, Gun-Rights Activist
The Firearms Coalition

"…strikes a powerful blow for freedom… My hope and prayer is that your book will supply the brain-cell ammunition necessary to continue our battle against those who would deny Americans such a basic human right."
Suzanna Gratia Hupp, Texas State Representative
Survivor of Luby's Massacre and Mother

"This book proves what NRA has been saying all along—the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to keep and bear arms—a freedom existing before America's founding and enshrined in our Bill of Rights."
Wayne R. LaPierre
National Rifle Association
Executive Vice President

"...should convince anyone that the right to own firearms is at least as strong as the right to free speech. Bravo on an important scholastic work that is easy to read and understand."
Tom Gresham
Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host

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About the Author

  • 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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