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Disarm Annoying People -- Enacted

Empower relatives and friends to declare anyone unfit

"It could save lives."

Violations of journalism ethics ignored

Violations of due process and constitutionality ignored

Californians basically like it



The lamestream media told you:

The New York Times, in its unending legacy of anti-gun-rights editorials (June 1, 2017), is now praising a California gun law as "particularly important because it gives standing to concerned family members, not just the police, to seek a court ruling against possession of a gun by a violent abuser." (Violent abuser includes an annoying person*.)

Citing numbers from (unidentified) Michael Bloomberg's "gun-control" group, the paper claims of 156 mass shootings from 2009 to 2016, clearly an awful lot, 54% were traced to domestic violence, also a lot apparently. Support for the numbers, as usual is not provided, though Everytown for Gun Something gets plugged by name.

Doing the math shows 22 total events claimed per year, or 1 per month (54%), statistically insignificant. All unintentional death is of course tragic, a point on which everyone agrees, and which the Times makes repeatedly, sometimes several times in single sentences.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Everything has a cost. For whatever expense goes into preventing the single monthly event the Times appears so concerned about, funds are unavailable to address, for example, the 100,000 annual deaths multiple sources continue to report occur from iatrogenic death -- what the industry calls medical misadventure, or what the public calls doctor's mistakes. (And don't overlook nosocomial disabilities and death, maladies you catch in hospitals.)

The new California law would allow relatives and family members to disarm people by just asking a court to do so, without adequate representation for the person subject to the rights denial, in the hope the disarming would do more good than harm. Charging anyone for the 100,000 annual "mistake" deaths is virtually impossible. Californians are well known for their strained far-left anti-gun biases, where a good gun is no gun. Family members, under the new law, includes people you have dated, or ever stayed at your place.

California already enforces removal of Second Amendment rights for people charged, but not convicted of anything. If the Times was concerned with saving lives, and not disarming the public as critics claim their reporters stand in violation of their ethical oaths, it's obvious the paper might have a different focus.

The Times accepts mountains of expensive drug company and other medical advertising. They take no advertising from the firearms industry. But I digress.

*What you must claim against people in California to have their guns and ammo confiscated (Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 527.6): "...a knowing and willful course of conduct directed at a specific person that seriously alarms, annoys, or harasses the person, and that serves no legitimate purpose...

Law Firms to Gang up on Constitution

"Firearms Accountability Counsel Task Force"

$1,000/hr. lawyers will attempt to unravel Second Amendment

Joint effort to stop "gun violence"
(at the expense of rights you currently enjoy)

Old familiar left-wing gun-control dialog --
but with fresh blood, legal eagles and "novel" strategies,
the same misconceptions and prejudices,
plus tens of millions to spend (dark money?)
on "free" legal support.

Gun owners and local laws are their prime target

Stymied at federal level, they're targeting courts

The lamestream media told you:

The New York Times offered up one of its Sunday front pages and an entire back page to applaud the introduction of an army of elite law-firm lawyers, supported by fees from their clients, to do "free" work attacking the current status of the Second Amendment.

Diminishing rights Americans have didn't rise to the awareness of reporters or editors who produced the piece. They displayed instead hoplophobic blinders, obscuring their preoccupation with what they call gun violence, misdirecting attention from criminal behavior and crime.

The Times, literally gushing at the possibilities, lambasted the "gun lobby" for doing such a successful job in protecting the right to keep and bear arms at the local, state and federal legislative and judicial levels, then predicted a campaign of destruction for gun rights at the hands of the high-powered coalition of firms, allied with the usual anti-gun-rights suspects, naming many of the firms and their leaders.

Arnold & Porter, Richard M. Alexander, chairman
Brady Center to Promote Gun Violence, Avery Gardiner, chief legal officer
Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School, Eric M. Ruben
Covington & Burling, represented D.C. in Heller
Dentons
Everytown for Gun Safety, Michael Bloomberg, financier (did not join)
Hogan Lovells
Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Robyn Thomas, executive director
Mayer Brown, Counsel to Brady Center
Munger, Tolles & Olsen, Brad D. Brian, co-managing partner*
O'Melveney &Myers, represented D.C. in Heller, Charlie Lifland, Partner
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Brad S. Karp, chairman
Ropes & Gray, Counsel to Brady Center
Skadden Arps, Counsel to Brady Center

Note: Mr. Brian makes a familiar "but" statement in the article, "... recognize that the Second Amendment is an important part of our Constitution... responsible gun owners... but... an epidemic of gun violence... law can save innocent lives without infringing..." Additional easily recognizable left-leaning gun-speak permeates the story.

Continue reading "Law Firms to Gang up on Constitution" »

Leftists Dominate Navy News

Naval ship commissioning attracts one party

The USS Gabrielle Giffords, a coastal waters ("littoral") combat vessel, named for the former congresswoman who was shot by a crazed mass murderer and survived, was commissioned recently in Texas, as it is set to begin operations.

The highly contentious nature of the vessel's naming is underscored by the fact that congresswoman Gifford's main claim to notoriety, aside from being the victim of a mass murderer, is her role as the poster child for anti-gun-rights campaigns funded in large measure by anti-rights bigot Michael Bloomberg and his cohorts. Her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, cooperates with the civil-rights discrimination efforts and appearances.

The partisan nature of her activities and the ship's commissioning were emphasized by the other notables at the event, including former second lady Jill Biden, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, and the most divisive figure in American politics today, the woman who singlehandedly set the political left on fire when her corrupt effort to gain the presidency met with stunning defeat, Hillary Rodham Clinton. No notable republicans attended the event, according to published reports.

This naming of this $350 million vessel set an odd precedent, for reasons that were unclear at press time. For the Navy to name a vessel after a person who campaigns to disarm the American public is a disgrace, according to experts familiar with the situation.

We have been unable to verify reports the USS Giffords will be the Navy's first "weapons free" ship, serving a vegan menu, featuring numerous safe spaces, unisex uniforms and more. http://www.duffelblog.com/2015/06/uss-gabrielle-giffords-christened-gun-free/. The rest of this report has been verified.

Constitutional Carry Sweeping Nation

Promised bloodbath fails to materialize, media, opponents, fail to apologize.

"It was paranoid delusion," experts say --
Freedom to Carry is safe.

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing.

Beyond the usual guns are bad, if people have them they'll casually kill each other, it's crazy to "let" people carry loaded guns around, as if someone has legitimate power to "let" you exercise your rights, and without carry permits, which we don't like anyway, and no training at all, you've got a formula for wholesale bloodshed disaster OMG my hair's on fire.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

24 States are planning to introduce or have already introduced Constitutional Carry laws in their legislatures:

-- Alabama
-- Colorado
-- Georgia
-- Indiana
-- Iowa
-- Kentucky
-- Louisiana
-- Maine
-- Michigan
-- Minnesota
-- Nevada
-- North Carolina
-- Ohio
-- Oklahoma
-- Oregon
-- Pennsylvania
-- Rhode Island
-- South Carolina
-- South Dakota
-- Tennessee
-- Texas
-- Utah
-- Virginia
-- Wisconsin

In addition, America now has 14 states with enacted Constitutional Carry, for a total of 38, listed here with enactment date details. Is your state one? Learn how to move your state toward this freedom, like now: http://www.gunlaws.com/ConstitutionalCarryIndex.htm

Constitutional Carry restores the right to keep and bear arms to the public, by removing government interference with the exercise of this bundle of rights. It puts the identical requirements on buying, owning and possessing firearms as Americans face when buying or preparing food, purchasing clothes, going to religious institutions, riding bicycles, visiting friends, reading books, speaking publicly, obtaining knives and axes, or even having and raising children, namely, none, in a process called liberty. America is famous for it. Tell your legislators to support Constitutional Carry.

Tell your legislators to support
Constitutional Carry.

Gabby Giffords Pulls Off (another) Miracle?

Laurie Roberts Column

The lamestream media told you:

Laurie Roberts, Arizona Republic (Gannett) -- Phoenix -- "It was great to see Gabby Giffords at the state Capitol on Thursday. Great to see the former congresswoman, a long-time supporter of the Second Amendment, continue to fight for sensible gun laws." [emphasis added] Giffords was here with former astronaut husband Mark Kelly to launch Arizona Coalition for Common Sense, which plans to push for "sensible changes" in the state's gun laws. 3/22/17

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Words no longer hold their familiar meaning when used in the "news" media. Giffords and her husband are the leading opponents (not supporters) of everything Second Amendment supporters seek. The Giffords-Kellys are poster children for every anti-gun-rights program in the nation, admired exclusively by the left.

In a short puff piece praising the pair, a handful of vague proposals were either explicit or implied, familiar phrases from the anti-gun rights movement. Mixed in were 11 demeaning slurs aimed at citizens who keep and bear arms.

The concepts these falsely labeled gun-rights supporters propose, according to Roberts' article, include: sensible gun laws, sensible changes, enact reasonable restrictions, and introduce some sanity to our gun laws. A batch of snarky one-liners about bills introduced to expand and protect the rights of citizens tipped the balance off the charts.

Among the slurs hurled at innocent Americans who appreciate their rights this writer Laurie Roberts dislikes are: packing a pistol in their pants, nothing short of crazy, worships at the altar of the armory, you can't reason with these people, and what the gun lobby wants.

Arizona has been ranked first in the nation for good gun laws for three years in a row, by Guns and Ammo, the leading magazine in the field. Those people are among the nation's leading experts, in stark contrast to the unlicensed perpetrators who think they know something in the so-called "news" paper.

Anti-gun-rights bigot’s truth revealed

Dr. Kellermann is one of the most active campaigners working to debunk the truth and deny your right to keep and bear arms. He is a constant source of anti-rights propaganda, thinly veiled as “research” and “evidence,” absorbed without question by the “news” media. Here is a quote from him, recently uncovered, from early in his career:
"If you've got to resist, your chances of being hurt are less the more lethal your weapon. If that were my wife, would I want her to have a .38 Special in her hand? Yeah." (Dr. Arthur Kellermann, Health Magazine, March/April, 1994)
Kellermann is the “scientist” who invented a statistic that you are way more likely (43x) to shoot yourself if you own a gun. After huge ridicule, he repeatedly lowered the number. It was all bogus. The left’s fear and loathing of guns knows no bounds.

Trump Training Triumph

You thought we won when the other guy lost,
but you know government isn’t the answer.


by Alan Korwin
As originally seen in Dillon's Blue Press
https://www.dillonprecision.com/

How much do you figure Donald Trump knows about reloading?

I’ll make that multiple choice to give you a fighting chance—reloading a 30-round magazine, speed loading a revolver, a tactical reload, or working a Dillon Blue Press—and could he even name those four kinds of reloading?

Does Rush Limbaugh know his stuff when it comes to selecting reloading brass? I don’t even have to ask if anyone in the public school system knows anything accurate or truthful about anything gun or the Second Amendment.

The truth is, Donald John Trump, our thought leaders, the majority of all our leaders and at least half the public is basically stuck in Ignorantville when it comes to the most fundamental working symbol of freedom, our firearms. Reloading is such a narrow niche in that scheme of things, I’ll bet most members of Congress can’t accurately tell you what it is or how it’s done.

If we’re smart, that should all change now. Quickly. With wonderful benefits for everyone. And for America.

We are so used to fighting a life-or-death struggle for the very survival of our rights, against the very government that is supposed to stand four square in defense of those rights, we are practically set off balance by the idea we may have a commander-in-chief and chief executive who is pro-rights on the gun issue. What a stunning breath of fresh air that would be. What do we do with it?

So many people seem to be clamoring for new laws. Laws to grant rights we have lost. More laws. That’s what the other side wanted. OK, it has some logic to it, something has to be done about the infringements and usurpations we the people have endured for so long. Be careful what you wish for though—you might get it. “More laws!” was not our rallying cry a short while ago. Maybe you’re really interested in repeals. Think about that. I’ll address it on GunLaws.com soon.

Let’s look instead for now at changing the entire public landscape, the mindset, swapping out education and awareness for ignorance and fear. For all the left wing’s incessant noisy complaining that gun owners are close-minded ignorant redneck Neanderthals, parroted dutifully by the “news” media, it turns out we’re the ones that do know what reloading is, how guns work, what the safety rules are, how to shoot straight, and why people own guns. It’s up to us to shift the narrative and spread the word.

Swap out education
for ignorance.



Mr. President, we need to introduce real gun-safety classes in schools. Mr. Limbaugh, half of all American homes have guns—a few hours of time in a 12-year school career is barely enough but it’s a start. Encourage schools to do this voluntarily. Use Arizona’s marksmanship law for elective classes as a model (A.R.S. §15-714.01).

People—especially teacher’s unions who won’t stop arguing to maintain ignorance—must be stopped from preventing progress. They can call themselves progressives, but that is exactly what they are not. Think what it would do for national preparedness if every High School Diploma included one credit in Marksmanship. We had a competition rifle team when I was in high school, it built character. Students earned varsity letters in shotgun. Only political correctness (which is really cultural Marxism) tore these fine traditions from our classrooms and curricula.

The ranges in our area are eager to donate time for schools to bring kids down on a field trip. Yours will be too. Working closely with instructors, teachers and parents, they can give students first-hand experience in one of the safest sports in the country, far safer than soccer, basketball, football, hockey, baseball, rugby and skating, combined. Little could provide a more positive incentive on staffing our armed forces than to have young adults who understand riflery and gun safety.

When your predecessor was in office, he coerced and provided funds to broadcasters and the Ad Council to promote ideas that denigrated healthy involvement with firearms. His 15-point executive order, given mindless support by the press, was entirely focused on reducing access to firearms and the number of gun owners in the nation. He all but hid the valuable history that arms played in America’s founding and our role as the linchpin of freedom on the planet for more than two centuries.

America’s voices—from the bully pulpit, the airwaves, in print, online and from public spaces—can encourage the population to rediscover a wholesome, family-oriented, scholastic and historic reintroduction of the value of firearms, properly and responsibly owned, in the deepest folds of the fabric of the United States. It is time to reinvigorate a culture of marksmanship in this great nation, for all the right reasons.

You reading this have a role to play. Take pride in your marksmanship skills. Talk up the idea of firearms training in schools, for church groups, range time as social activity instead of movies. Help the culture of marksmanship gain a foothold in this great land again.

Pro-Gun-Rights Bills Stalled

It was exciting to see them introduced

THAT AIN'T ENOUGH

HR367 Hearing Protection Act (Silencers)
HR38 FTC: Freedom To Carry (National Reciprocity)

SPECIAL REPORT:
Jeff Knox, Director, The Firearms Coalition
https://www.facebook.com/FirearmsCoalition

“DC scuttlebutt says to expect no action on national carry reciprocity or hearing protection (silencers) this year -- too many higher priorities, etc...

“CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) might get guns (from Philippines). ATF will try to get State Dept. to block it. Trump could very easily clear the way for this, and the long-awaited guns from S. Korea too. It would be a smart move for him to do it, to give some crumbs to the GunVoters who are starting to get restless -- and will get more so as hearing protection and reciprocity flounder.

“If they don't get those bills out of committee this year, odds of them doing so next year go down. Republicans sort of get that Dems pushing gun control hurts Dems and helps Republicans. But they can't seem to grasp that pushing pro-rights legislation -- and forcing D's to vote on the record on them -- helps R's and hurts D's. To most, it is just a political issue, and their only real concern is where NRA will come down on their race in the next election cycle. We need to be pushing to get those bills out of committee to get clear recorded votes.”

If you’re not getting Jeff’s inside info on Congress and the states, go to his Facebook page now and sign up.
https://www.facebook.com/FirearmsCoalition

Clamor to move these bills, or see them rust.

The political left, by keeping the president preoccupied with razzle dazzle, is preventing real work.

BHO Anti-Gun Lawlessness Reversed

ATTEMPT TO DISENFRANCHISE TENS OF THOUSANDS FAILS

"If it’s in the news and it’s about guns, it’s probably 100% wrong.” --Alan Korwin

The lamestream media told you:

“Is there someone who ran for office on the need to get guns into the hands of people who are literally too mentally ill to cash a check?” --Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) on Twitter

“The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to scrap regulations that require background checks for gun buyers with mental health issues.” --BBC article

“House votes to roll back Obama rule for background checks for gun ownership.” --AP headline

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The “news” media, in a typical anti-gun-rights frenzy, has gone off the rails in flat-out deception about a simple move by our new president to reestablish the rule of law.

Backstory: When you get old enough for social security payments, the system allows you to designate a “representative payee,” so your benefits (payment checks) can go to a third person you select. That person can deposit them and basically handle your finances, checkbook, bills and other matters for you, according to your instructions. It’s a common practice, making life easier. Typically, people select a spouse, child, accountant, lawyer or other trusted advisor.

The issue: Former president Hussein-Obama, whose middle name we’re not supposed to mention for reasons that remain unclear, especially since he steadfastly refuses to release the stack of documents that would clarify his pedigree far more significantly than the furor raised over the current president’s legally private tax returns, claimed that third-party payment plan revokes your Second Amendment rights. Experts agree it was an outrageous de facto illegal dictate from a decidedly anti-gun-rights office holder. B.H. Obama constantly denies his self-evident anti-rights position and acts.

According to Hussein-Obama shortly before leaving office in Dec. 2016, who instructed the Social Security Administration to act without an act of Congress -- assigning a designated payee means you are “adjudicated as a mental defective.” That is a condition in federal gun statute that makes you “a prohibited possessor” (18 USC §922) banned from gun ownership. Assigning a payee however is not an adjudication, and says nothing about your mental state. It does say something about the former White House occupant’s mental state.

Tens of thousands of decent hard-working Americans on social security would have summarily lost their constitutional right to keep and bear arms under this stroke of a pen. Any arms they owned would have become contraband, subject to confiscation. Purchase of new ones, or ammunition, would have been forbidden. Their names were to be entered into the centralized federal “NICS” database of people whose gun rights have been lost.

Congress acted to rescind the illegal Obama abomination soon after president Trump took office, prompting the political left to go berserk. Locally, channel 12 (NBC News) interviewed me about the decision to rescind Obama’s order. The station used one fair sentence from a 20-minute videotaping, then ran a straw poll asking, “Should crazy people be allowed to have guns?” and got a 97% “No” response. It is unclear whether that is fake news, phony news, prejudice, fantasy or something else. A clip of the segment cannot be found on their website. Thanks to Chris Cox of the NRA who researched the media quotes used in this piece.

86,000 M1 Garands from Philippines to U.S.?


Didn't we hear this from South Korea last time?


The lamestream media told you:


Nothing.
It’s about pending historic rifle imports, so maybe that’s a good thing.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:


You may have seen this floating around:

Civilian Marksmanship Program May Receive 86,000 M1 Garand Rifles from the Philippines.

"The Civilian Marksmanship Program has received word that the Philippine government could be shipping 86,000 M1 Garand rifles back to the United States for distribution to American civilian shooters."

"It’s a very special feeling to have a rifle shipped directly to your door, courtesy of the U.S. government (via the CMP), and I highly recommend to everyone that can to try it at least once!"

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/04/07/breaking-civilian-marksmanship-program-receive-86000-m1-garand-rifles-philippines/


The story seems to be a come on.
There is no real impending action.
It’s “hopeful” and “possible” and why not read his next article on how to qualify if it happens. (Basically, provide government proof that you’re eligible, and register.) "But wouldn't it be nice, sign up now." No different really than the M1s tied up in South Korea, near as I can see.

For it to happen, existing import restrictions have to be repealed.
Nothing like that is currently in the wind, as far as I'm aware.
Trump could make it so though, easily.
But he has many other fish to fry, and political capital to spend elsewhere.
The national carry bill is sitting idle, the hearing protection act too.
Pick this up instead? Not a smart money bet.

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IMPORTANT: Jeff Knox, Director, The Firearms Coalition, www.FirearmsCoalition.org, notes:

“DC scuttlebutt says to expect no action on national carry reciprocity or hearing protection (silencers) this year -- too many higher priorities, etc...

“CMP might get guns though. But BATFE will try to get State Dept. to block it. Trump could very easily clear the way for this, and the long-awaited guns (also U.S. surplus M1 Garands) from S. Korea too. It would be a smart move for him to do it, to give some crumbs to the GunVoters who are starting to get restless -- and will get more so as hearing protection and reciprocity flounder.

“If they don't get those bills out of committee this year, odds of them doing so next year go down. Republicans sort of get that Dems pushing gun control hurts Dems and helps Republicans. But they can't seem to grasp that pushing pro-rights legislation -- and forcing D's to vote on the record on them -- helps R's and hurts D's. To most, it is just a political issue, and their only real concern is where NRA will come down on their race in the next election cycle. We need to be pushing to get those bills out of committee to get clear recorded votes.”

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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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