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Response to Dumbfounded Dad

Quite a few people have written to tell me about an advice column in the Chicago Tribune, so full of gun nonsense and distortion it was hard to believe the paper ran it, or columnist Amy's hopelessly ignorant reply.

Personal Defense World magazine asked me to draft a reply, which they just published.

https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/2019/06/dear-amy-legal-gun-ownership

If you have any doubt about a total lack of knowledge or overwhelming bias concerning guns at the Trib, you can abandon that now. Pretty much similar to other legacy media outlets. "Dumbfounded Dad" begins:

This week I discovered that my intelligent, hard-working,responsible 24-year-old daughter (who lives with me) is a gun owner! And it's not a normal gun either — it is a 40 caliber semi-automatic, and she has hollow point bullets. Amy, this is the kind of weapon a criminal would possess!

Amy's response piles on ignorance and fabrication like gasoline on a wildfire. Hollowpoint ammo explodes. It gets worse. Read the reply.

The ethical lapse this represented is a subject I'll be speaking about at the annual Mensa conference here in Phoenix in July (invitation only). If you'd like me to speak about "Enforcing News Media Ethics" for your group or event please get in touch. I can send you the forum outline.

Crowded Field of Dems for Prez -- NOT!


It's a total scam, media typically deceptive
 
These are publicity hounds vying for exposure

Most have no chance, everyone knows it, 15 milliseconds of fame
 
 
"We get bargaining power for government posts later, when we drop out,
 
throw our influence behind another candidate, in exchange for promises
 
of cabinet posts or ambassadorships. The whole system is corrupt,
 
but if you don't play, you don't get pay."

Red Flags are False Flags


Eliminating Due Process "for safety" eliminates safety
 
So-called "Red Flag Laws" empower your neighbors -- or anyone --
 
to declare you "dangerous," which then eliminates your right to due process,
 
authorizes police to invade your home without a warrant, confiscate your property,
 
(like firearms, and more) imprison you, and haul you before a court with filing charges.
 
It is how communist countries controlled their populations.
 
Turn neighbor against neighbor, instill fear among the populace,
 
force you to not say or do anything that might alert anyone.
 
 
If "emergency orders of protection" identify truly dangerous people
 
they should not be left roaming around with matches, knives, cars... and new guns.
 
That's right -- once red flaggers are released, they can go buy pretty much anything.
 
And they're real ticked off. Media and politicians fail to point that out.
 
Defeat commie-inspired red-flag laws
 

The SHOT Show 2019


Yeah, yeah, months ago, I told you I was busy...

Media may be nuts, industry isn't

Firearms professionals diligent, creative, honest, good Americans
 
The SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade show) remains
the preeminent industry trade show on the planet.
I have reported on it in detail many times in the past,
review prior Page nine reports for a sense of it --
 
Endless supplies of ammo for professional and consumer use:
 

 
 
Endless supplies of models adorned exhibitor booths, an American tradition,
which both men and women understood and appreciated:
 

 
Writers got to spend time with their editors, here with Roy Huntington,
of American Handgunner Magazine:
 
 
Celebrities were abundant, here I got some face time with Dana Loesch,
so we discussed important issues about the use of language,
and how the left steals words and bends them out of shape,
a topic we are both very aware of and detest:
 

NICKNAMES FOR MURDERERS?

 
MEDIA MONSTERS ENCOURAGE CARNAGE
 
"Hey, it sells papers. Shut up. We got our rights!"
 
Mass media supports and encourages murder and crime.
 
They can deny it all they want but the proof is in their work, which is in your face.
 
There is no excuse for promoting murderous syndicate killers with nicknames like Joey "Hatchet Killer" Bonzini, or showing names and faces of long-dead mass murderers, and they know that. The shrinks know this encourages new spree killers, police know it generates copy cats, and the murderers themselves say the promo makes them seek the glory. It's common knowledge, but reporters and editors do it any way. Shame? Or guilty, your honor? They made me do it!
 

“Refrain from gratuitous or repetitious portrayal

of mass murderers’ names and images.”

 
Remember, reporters, producers, editors and mass-media "news" crews don't get background checks.
 
They don't need licenses or testing.
 
Diversity is not a requirement -- why, they could all be from the same political party!
 
They don't even need...  education.
 
And never forget -- they make their own ID. It's not fake. It's phony.
 
Gain an understanding of how news is faked, slanted, used for an agenda, see the stats, read revealing essays, "Dr. Brown's Rules for Gun Coverage," the official ethical guidelines (prepare to laugh we are so far from them), Dr. John Lott, Prof. Fabricius, more:

Men and women aren't equal, they're different.


ALTHOUGH CAMERAS CAN EASILY DECEIVE,
A PICTURE IS WORTH A LOT OF WORDS.

Men and women aren't equal, they're different.
 
It turns out men and women throw a shotput almost equally far -- men excel by just a little.
 
That's a little hard to tell from this photo -- because top competitors aren't remotely equivalent. To balance the scales and account for the fact that men and women are not equal, women get to throw a shot that weighs about half of what a man throws: 8.8 pounds vs. 16.01 pounds (55%). Look closely... ahh... yes.
 
"Fake News" is worse than what the politicians scream about. This is inherently phony, denying fundamental truth -- then arguing for equivalency that must -- by the nature of reality -- be false.
 
Putting boys on girls' sports teams, even if the boys feel like they are girls, and vice versa, is abject nonsense. Give the girl a 16 pound shot, sure, go ahead and have fun. And vice versa.
 
"The diversity delusion."
 
"Leftist derangement syndrome."
 
P.S. Men can't have babies either. Big difference.

THE WOMEN'S ISSUE THAT WON'T QUIT

 

 
Political correctness, affirmative action, tolerance, diversity, multicultural whateverness, intolerance, being "woke," all the left-wing nuttiness that is destroying The American Way is neatly summed up in this picture.
(Click the link for a mind full.)
 
You can fool yourself, and convince yourself for only so long. Women forced by men or anyone to behave this way is not liberated behavior. While feminism and olden "women's lib" remains quiet about this, it is a fraud. #MeToo can no longer say it's "over there." Michigan and Minnesota are inculcated.

WHY DID THE WOMAN CROSS HER LEGS?


 
WHY DID THE WOMAN CROSS HER LEGS? 
 
Because the #MeToo orthodoxy is unorthodox.
 
Even if she claims allegiance to it.
 
Just look at all that makeup (not on him)!
 
Why doesn't the man cross his legs?
 
Is he hiding anything with his... hands? 
 

 
 
WHY do the women cross their legs?
To hide their lady parts!
 
For reasons that went unexplained at press time, despite raging and foaming from self-proclaimed feminists and "woke" socialists attempting to dominate: the pop culture, news media, Hollywood, the school system, music and everything around you -- even you -- women still wear clothing that exposes their lady parts, the parts that entice real men to lust after them and sometimes do unspeakable things.
 
Why women expose themselves that way, and relinquish any responsibility for the results, remained an unspoken mystery at press time. The men, as demonstrated in the images, do no such thing, and can sit with their legs comfortably akimbo. For a woman to sit with her legs apart, well, let's not go there.
 
To enhance the effect, women, even extremely old ones, paint their faces and hang metal objects from their skin, which you must not comment on, except to compliment. Deviation from the speaking norms is taken as deviation, and you will pay, deviate.
 
Sexual play and attraction in the nation is a complex game with spoken and unspoken rules. The so-called #MeToo "movement," while simultaneously addressing certain valid issues, is a also a clever tactic that effectively adds additional control over men, as if women don't exercise enough already. A man isn't complete until he's married. Then he's finished.
 
Has each side abused the other intolerably? Of course, it's common knowledge. But anyone who thinks men and women are equal must simply consider who is stronger, and from where rape claims come -- it is totally one-sided because the two sexes are not equal at all. To pretend otherwise is dumb.
 
When men start complaining about rape in equal numbers and start their own #MeAlso movement this tune will change. Fundamental differences in the very biology of things means place your bets wisely. Keep crossing your legs ladies, or change your clothes, and understand that men will by their nature always try to sneak a peek. They know you know that. #UsToo.

FRESHMEN WITH 10 SYLLABLE NAMES

About this freshman congresswoman with a ten-syllable Three-Name Name.

This is almost like granting glory nicknames to syndicate criminals. Congresswoman Cortez doesn't deserve and certainly has not earned any of this. Cortez is an easier and more appropriate name than even a three-letter acronym her allies have bestowed on her and the media waves as a badge of honor. Who do they think she is, JFK? FDR? OMG.

WTF? Why would you hand over linguistic advantage to such low-level anti-American creeps willingly?

You know they take our language (see, The Politically Corrected Glossary, http://www.gunlaws.com/politicallycorrect.htm) and use it against us (us being Americans with morals and principles). Don't do it.

Ms. "AOC" Cortez auditioned for her part as you may know, won the audition, and was then put in place by something called The Justice Democrats. Watch her gloat about winning the audition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5iv6sECGU

Learn about this pernicious new wrinkle in the political landscape The Justice Democrats. They are why Cortez is such an apparent moron, they picked someone who had no political understanding at all, so they could provide -- scripts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5iv6sECGU

Have you seen the video of her, stunned when she learns, on a roof-top garden, that food grows out of dirt? I'm not kidding. Watch that video, they picked a low level woman with big eyes and star power.

The Justice Democrats plans to attack other vulnerable dems, "primary them out" of their districts and replace them with similar puppets, to gain control of Congress and turn it totally left wing. No, it's not a conspiracy theory, it's an Alinskyesque plan. It is completely plausible. Watch those links even for a few moments to see the plain evidence and details about it.

BORDER WALLS WORK

Unnamed

APRIL 2019 • NACO, ARIZONA

We went south to the Arizona / Mexico border to see for ourselves just what was going on down there. Some friends figured we’d need AR-15s, with all the trouble reported. If we needed that kind of firepower, we’d be in the wrong place, or better make a U turn. We didn’t need anything more than credit cards for gift shops, gas, grub and board.

We figured from the sound of it, driving the dirt border road inches from Mexico and back trails through empty desert leading to it, especially if heavily armed, would surely get us stopped at least once, possibly disarmed for the duration of the stop, so maybe dress nice and don’t bring a gun you might not get back so easily.

If the situation was that tense, “this ain’t our kind of place,” to quote Charlie Daniels and in the end it didn’t matter, it didn’t matter at all. Not only didn’t we get stopped, we had to stop Border Patrol guys to ask questions, or they would have just waved as they drove by or waved us through a checkpoint. Honestly, we don't fit the profile. Profiling is a good thing, I've always said that. Because it's true. Everyone in law enforcement knows that. It's how you distinguish good guys from bad guys, at the get go.

It's an organized incursion,
not random migration.

Bottom line -- we basically found no illegal immigration problem from Douglas to Sierra Vista, where years ago there was a massive flood. The flow of people is being directed -- directed I say -- which is obvious and was also confirmed by BP people -- to locations that have (get this) sufficient food, water, housing, clothing, medical attention and basically bookkeeping facilities to handle them. I heard there are commercials running south of the border telling people now is the time to come.

And too many are now coming to handle at all, we were told in southern Arizona. But coming elsewhere, not where we were. The Yuma Sheriff publicly announced it's a crisis, they are absolutely overrun. The Tombstone Marshall told us personally all is quiet in his neck of the woods, matching what the locals told us, every one. It's an organized invasion, not random migration.

It was frustrating to sit in a Border Patrol border office and not get a straight answer about who is directing the traffic to us. ‘We don’t know, that’s not our responsibility, we just enforce the law, we don’t have that information...’ You don’t have any idea, don’t you talk among yourselves, don’t you guess, don’t you hear things from the border crossers? Don’t you have intel people in those countries, or get it somehow? I ran out of ways to ask -- not an easy thing for me. They haven’t got a clue, if you believe them on that. It’s not plausible.

Driving that dirt road, "Border Road," you can see why no one comes across here any longer. There’s a frickin’ damn big dangerous patrolled fence. It didn’t take two-point-five gazillion dollars to build either, or a decade. Firmly rooted rugged metal pipes stretch skyward, encased in razor ribbon and concertina wire. Ain’t no mother with her baby scaling this puppy and jumping. And that would do you no good. You'd land in the dirt patrol road, facing the next fence, same build. Survive that and you’re on the next dirt patrol road, all of which have flood lights and sensor arrays. And BP vehicles typically in sight of each other. Oh, didn’t the “news” mention any of this, or show it in endlessly looped video?

Fence quality and style changed from mile to mile. It was not something I would want to try to defeat even though some fencing was a softer target than other sections. This was south and east of Naco, Arizona, where years ago, foreigners tramped across a border protected by a few strands of broken barbed wire.

It wasn't us as weekend warriors facing death from banditos, this was a lovely walk in the park, a couple of days out of town. We grilled every shopkeeper, eatery owner, waitress, gift and clothing shop clerk (southern Arizona is blistered with wonderful little shops) about the non-citizens flooding through. Boring. I think we either heard stories they thought we wanted to hear, repeated, that the media just likes to scare people, or odd stories of a few bedraggled people outside of town. We saw no signs, not even scat.

So if they’re flooding the ports of entry, and other states, how much time will we need to go around and check them out? Mass media promoted February as a record setting month for captured break ins. Then announced that March set a new record, 114,000, and predicted April would beat that. Tell me someone is not orchestrating this. Tell me also Border Patrol has no idea what’s happening. Which is worse -- they really don’t know, or they know damn well and it keeps going on with their knowledge?

Don’t forget the military question: We’ve been told the military is on the border. This was especially important for my friend, and he asked about it every chance he could. Where are they? We didn’t see any. We were informed by BP (something we already knew) that the military can’t enforce civilian law, posse comitatus and all that. Fine, we don't want military enforcing civilian law on our soil.

“They’re in a support role, so we are freed up to do this work.’ So what’s a support role? None of the answers made sense. They’re doing administrative work. You have the National Guard working as secretaries? Seriously? They’re repairing vehicles. Don’t you have a motor pool, like, with mechanics? Do solders do truck maintenance? The deeper we dug, the deeper the hole. It seemed they had been coached, trained with talking points, how to deflect, we don’t know where the military support is. Not visible is one answer.

I know I'm going to hear how wrong this all is. I need to know where to look for what. Douglas was a ghost town. The roads winding their way through barren desert down that way were barren. A brief second run through Yuma looked quiet and calm. Well, that's 30 minutes from the border, say, San Luis. Foot and vehicle traffic through that port of entry seemed normal, stores were in operation. Admittedly, it was a cursory view, better look next time. But I sure wouldn't want to attempt those fences. Not with all the watchers, razor wire, or carrying anything, wall after wall. I definitely must be missing something.

I did notice the Ingraham Angle was screaming the scream, but with all the resources FOX could bring to bear, her videos showed a total of six illegals -- a few in a river (unidentified), and a few being loaded into the back of a Border Patrol vehicle.

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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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