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Gun Ban Announced

The lamestream media told you:

"The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today," according to ABC News on Wed., Feb. 25. http://tinyurl.com/acoxa4

"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make," he said, adding it would have a "positive impact" on drug lords running wild in Mexico, tying the proposal to 700 people recently arrested as drug-war combatants.

A connection between mass arrests that have taken place, and a law not on the books yet is illogical, but ABC ran this "news" item anyway. Many people will be led to believe the unrelated facts are somehow connected, since they went to government schools and cannot think straight.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The nation is now screaming about Eric Holder's off-handed remark about renewing Bill Clinton's restrictions on so-called "assault" weapons. New bills waiting in the wings go way past anything Clinton envisioned in his failed ban. The most recent list is here: http://www.gunlaws.com/GunLawUpdate3.htm

When I spoke with Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign at the New York Bar Assn. back in Dec., he admitted that they haven't been able to go after criminals effectively, so they figure their only option is to go after guns. This is Brady's fatal flaw.

The New York Times, which repeatedly extolled the Brady-backed gun infringement during its 10-year lifespan, wrote in a rare moment of candor, after the bill expired that it, "has not caused any noticeable increase in gun crime in the past seven months," and that the government-assaulted private firearms "were never used in many gun crimes." It was a feel-good do-nothing burden on we the people. "The dire predictions that the streets would be awash in military-style guns," when the restriction ended was false, a fact gun owners knew the entire time. That was as close as the Times came to a correction for ten years of deception and gun-rights hatred. http://tinyurl.com/bbfupx

The public needs to tell Congress, "Focus on criminals, NOT property." If Congress goes after a normal modern household rifle like the AR-15, they hurt the voters, not the criminals. Congress should aggressively assault criminal misuse of ANY firearm, not the firearms themselves, and especially not guns the public holds, which is infringement and flatly prohibited. "Focus on criminals, NOT property." Arrest another 700 drug warriors, or even declare a truce in the war on some drugs and just abandon the hostilities.

Assault is a type of behavior, not a type of hardware. The term assault weapon, invented by the Brady Campaign, is a smokescreen, routinely spread by the media, to denigrate firearms and the great American traditions that have kept this nation free.

If the media, the politicians and the people go after criminal activity, we will rise up as one against a scourge we all face. If the media and the politicians go after our property, they will face a firestorm of hostile resistance, as they should, for violating the Bill of Rights and attempting to deny freedoms we already possess and hold dear. If they do that in the name of stopping crime, they are bald faced liars, we will know it, and it will not be tolerated.

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Corrections

STIMULUS BILL

"You should note that over 300 real economists, including at least 3 Nobel Laureates, have signed a petition opposing the so-called 'stimulus bill.'" The "news" failed to mention this fact in their aggrandizing promotion of the Obama pork package, but the Cato Institute bought full-page ads nationwide to expose this truth. Thanks to Lawrence Southwick, one of the 300, for bringing this to my attention, and my apologies for not mentioning it in the last posting (see "Pork Free Stimulus"). http://www.cato.org/fiscalreality. The "news" media blacked out the news, but took the money to run the ads.

It should also be noted that the president pressed every member of Congress to sign 800 pages of new law before they could even see it, let alone read it. That's malfeasance, and grounds for removal from office, of every signatory and the promoter. In D.C., this is called open government and transparency. Out here it's known as arrogance and disgracefulness.

STATE SOVEREIGNTY

One anonymous correspondent points out, correctly, states have not enacted 10th Amendment legal protections, or asserted their sovereignty, they have only introduced non-binding resolutions regarding those issues. It's good that they are raising this awareness, but pretty spineless that they haven't demanded their legitimate place with respect to federal authorities. My apologies if anyone was misled, and my encouragement to you to tell your state representatives to develop some backbone. Only seven states have introduced such resolutions, though all 50 have more than enough cause to do so. ("State Sovereignty Bills")

NewsBull Continues Unabated

The lamestream media told you:

Lies.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

News coverage of government activity has gotten so bad I'm finding it hard to go over it item by item like I usually do.

The contents of the latest pork giveaway bill are swept under the lamestream rug, and the bill number isn't even mentioned so you could go look for yourself. The web is flooded with solid analysis, but the TV blares only the latest government announcement about how the president urges everyone to get in line. OK, OK, some stations, out of character, did mention that some of the "tax cuts" are really tax handouts to people who didn't pay taxes. No calls for impeachment were made.

The appointment of a treasury secretary happened so fast you could barely comment, and you would -- since the man selected helped orchestrate the current problem, his financial benefit from the disaster is unexamined, and his refusal to pay his taxes would have landed you (but not him) in jail. Congress, in an ultimate act of blatant corruption, put him in charge of your tax dollars. What do you say about that except, "Where's my pitchfork?"

The "government money" CNN keeps talking about is a lie. Government has no money -- aside from being beyond flat broke. That's MY money and YOUR money they're talking about. When CNN says "government bailout dollars," know full well it's YOUR dollars, confiscated before you even get them by "withholding taxes" (what a clever idea!!). They confiscate more than you owe, so they can make you feel good when you get back the excess they took from you (and earned interest on at your expense). The media treats it as if it's a perfectly fine plan.

Continue reading "NewsBull Continues Unabated" »

Kelo's Empty Lot

The lamestream media told you:

Government had to take Susette Kelo's home to build a mall and increase sales tax revenue. The Supreme Court said that's OK so it must be OK, even if it shocked the nation. End of story.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Susette Kelo and Jeff Benedict, authors of "Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage," are making the rounds on interview shows (the "news" never got the memo). As you know, Susette's little pink house and the homes of her neighbors were seized and destroyed through phony eminent domain scams in a city landgrab sanctioned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

New London promised to put a glitzy new private development project on the land, but now, nearly four years after the ruling and $78 million in taxpayer money spent, literally nothing has been built on the land; it remains vacant, the neighborhood bulldozed.

You can help the Castle Coalition in its fight to end corrupt and disgusting eminent domain abuse by government "officials," all of whom should be drawn and quartered for turning the public trust into a revenue scheme: http://www.castlecoalition.org/join/

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Pork Free Stimulus

The lamestream media told you:

According to the inestimable economic wisdom of president Obama, despite his lack of any economics credentials whatsoever and a team of advisors who are all solidly Keynesians, a trillion dollars of pork debt is exactly what the economy needs to prevent the sky from literally falling on America. Please don't look behind the curtain at the $700 billion the feds have already given out, which had no measurable effect whatsoever, and besides, was given out by a different president we don't even trust.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

You've seen the coverage of the approximately $1.2 trillion debt scheme (including interest) pushed by Speaker Pelosi and President Obama that's being falsely labeled the "Stimulus Package," the "Recovery Package," the "Bailout Package," the "Economic Rescue Package," and other entirely misleading names.

Sadly, many politicians in Washington, DC really believe that driving our nation even deeper into debt and using our money for wasteful government spending boondoggles is the way to get us out of the current recession.

These political leaders don't realize that massive deficits, higher taxes, wasteful spending with money they don't even have and haven't taken from us yet, are primary reasons for the current recession.
http://www.nostimulus.com

A stunning true stimulus package emerged from the recently conclude state Libertarian Party convention in Phoenix.

"Declare a tax holiday for a week, month or year. Now THAT would stimulate the economy."

The idea that every worker in America would get a full paycheck, without federal "withholdings" (a euphemism for taking tax money before it is due), and face no sales or other tax when shopping, would create a rush at retail bigger than Christmas. Officials could not be reached to comment on the tremendously popular concept.

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Gun Rights Commerce

The lamestream media told you:

Proving he's a bipartisan uniter and nearly mystical leader of legendary proportion, Barack Obama is considering naming a third Republican to his cabinet, as Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) for Commerce Secretary, Virtually without precedent, Obama will be the first president to extend such an open hand to the opposition party in a long long time.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

In an extraordinarily savvy political maneuver, newly installed president Obama has offered a cabinet seat to republican senator Judd Gregg, which would allow the democrat governor of New Hampshire to fill the vacated seat with a democrat, tipping the Senate balance to a filibuster-proof 60-seat democrat majority.

If senator Gregg accepts the bribe of gaining higher office without the hassle of an election, the ability of pro-rights forces on the gun issue -- in fact any contrary position to the far left agenda of the sitting president -- would be virtually wiped out. Anti-freedom gun bills, which the president and his allies have loudly and flagrantly promoted despite their gross unconstitutionality, could move through the legislature without any meaningful legal opposition.

Gun owners are reportedly massing in local and national gun-rights groups (listed here: http://www.gunlaws.com/links/), preparing for whatever sort of fight may be needed to restore balance, and protect their 217-year-old uninfringeable rights.

In my home state of Arizona, both the Arizona Citizens Defense League (http://www.azcdl.org) and the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Assn. (http://www.asrpa.com) report a flood of new memberships, and especially important, volunteers to work the gun shows and other events. Now's the time folks. Join your national groups as well: http://www.gunlaws.com/links/us_gunlaw_groups.html (recently expanded list).

Although Mr. Gregg has paid lip service to the idea that he won't abdicate the seat he was elected to, without assurance that New Hampshire will appoint (not elect) another republican, there is no way he can guarantee that, or prevent appointment of some mealy mouthed, squishy, compromising quisling of a bottom-feeding democrat maggot in republican clothing, something we already have way too many of.

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No-Fly Gun Ban

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

A recording has emerged of Obama's chief of staff, perhaps the second most powerful man in the White House, seeking to make the secret No-Fly List a gun-rights denial list http://tinyurl.com/bw2dvb.

Instituted "for security purposes," people are added to this list with no trial, no hearing prior to listing, no warning, and no due process or defined method for getting off the list. It is managed by unelected and unnamed bureaucrats, and your right to travel freely is denied once you're on. Emanuel's proposal is to make anyone on the list a prohibited possessor under federal law, what Sarah Brady calls, "potential terrorists," with vigorous backing from her tiny but loud group.

No doubt the list includes some legitimate suspects, but since everyone goes through (supposedly) thorough screening before boarding a plane, the purpose of the travel ban is unclear. If the suspects are actually up to something, more needs to be done than merely preventing them from traveling by air. As with many elements of the new U.S. "security environment," the parts don't add up, and the control of the public appears to vastly outweigh the effects on true enemies.

The real risk lies in using the list, which no one in the public can see, to add people and deny their Second Amendment rights without cause or due process. Wikipedia estimates the number of people on the list as somewhere between 2,500 and one million, and growing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Fly_List

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Bill of Rights Day -- my reply to you

Dear "Committee for the Bill of Rights" members,

I can't reply to all the email I received from my report on Bill of Rights Day in Phoenix, http://www.gunlaws.com/BOR-Day-2008-Report.htm, there was too much, and it's still coming. It seems I touched a nerve.

Everyone wants to know what they can do to "enforce" the Bill of Rights against the government. The widespread sentiment is that government is no longer obeying those limits, violating the Bill of Rights at will, practically ignoring the Constitution and acting without bounds. "What can we do?" was the common question.

I've been talking to local brains and have some early ideas (noted at the end). To give you a feel for reactions around the country, and some of their ideas, I've compiled a small fraction of the messages I've received below.

Something MUST be done. The Constitution no longer constrains the Congress.

The biggest problem, as one correspondent put it, "How do you take action without appearing like a mob that must be put down?" A lot of the sincere and heartfelt suggestions come dangerously close to sedition. We are, after all, talking about getting the government off the tracks it's on. The BOR is dangerous to those it attempts to control. Desire for aggressive action is prevalent, but is it warranted at this time?

Read the rest of this report -- with suggestions for action; stunning comments from across the country; growing support for a "Committee for the Bill of Rights."
http://www.gunlaws.com/BOR-CommitteeReport1.htm

Sorry I can't respond to each of you individually. You're on my list, I'll be working in the right direction and will keep you posted. Permission gladly granted to circulate any of my material on the subject. Check the blue BOR Day button on my home page http://www.gunlaws.com

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State Sovereignty Bills

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

In a dramatic break from the status quo, seven states of the Union have officially declared their intention to enforce the Constitution against the central government, and reestablish sovereignty and federalism which has been curtailed by federal forces and Congress:

ARIZONA
"The House and Senate concurring:
1. That the State of Arizona hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.
2. That this Resolution serves as notice and demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers..."

Read it all -- http://tinyurl.com/bkhxt7

NEW HAMPSHIRE
"A Resolution affirming States' rights based on Jeffersonian principles... all acts of Congress of the United States which do abridge the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, are not law, but are altogether void, and of no force...

"any Act by the Congress of the United States, Executive Order of the President of the United States of America or Judicial Order by the Judicatories of the United States of America which assumes a power not delegated to the government of United States of America by the Constitution... shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution for the United States of America by the government of the United States of America. Acts which would cause such a nullification include, but are not limited to... IV. Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition..."

Read it all -- http://tinyurl.com/alyvjz

The lamestream media has maintained an eerie silence on the entire issue, and could not be reached for comment. In other news, their circulation continues to plummet. The L.A. Times continued with its quarterly firings of staff, and the N.Y. Times is rumored to be on the brink of bankruptcy, shored up by a rumored infusion of cash from a wealthy Mexican financier and the proposed sale of its assets, including the Boston Red Sox. http://tinyurl.com/8dhz5b

FLASH: In breaking news, five other states have joined what appears to be a growing national movement to castrate the federal government's ongoing usurpation of powers:

MONTANA
"Sec. 4. A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Montana and that remains within the borders of Montana is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration..."
Read it all -- http://tinyurl.com/d2l5hu

MICHIGAN
"We hereby affirm Michigan's sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government..."
Read it all -- http://tinyurl.com/agfc7o

MISSOURI
"The Missouri House of Representatives strongly opposes the federal Freedom of Choice Act because: (1) It seeks to circumvent the states' general legislative authority as guaranteed by the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution..."
Read it all -- http://tinyurl.com/crolkc

WASHINGTON
"...and, That this serve as a notice and demand to the federal government to maintain the balance of powers where the Constitution of the United States established it and to cease and desist, effective immediately, any and all mandates that are beyond the scope of its constitutionally delegated powers."
Read it all: http://tinyurl.com/bl92fa

OKLAHOMA
"Notice and demand to the federal government... to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of its constitutionally delegated powers."
Read it all: http://tinyurl.com/dy7lwq

YOUR state isn't on this list? Then it's time to ACT, at last. Call your local gun-rights group, or legislators, and demand a state-protection act this year! The more states that do, the more pressure we can legitimately bring to halt federal erosion of our rights. Do it before gun-ban laws reach the floor of Congress, like, before tomorrow.

I had added, but the legislative aides who do the drafting removed:

"Any person, or any person with a government agency under that person's control, attempting to enforce a federal law, regulation, policy or precedent against residents of Arizona, in contravention of, in conflict with, or infringing upon this act, shall be fined, not to exceed $100,000, and imprisoned for not more than five years, per occurrence."

Background on what the sovereignty movement means: http://www.fontcraft.com/rod/?p=849

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Million Gun March

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Frustrated and angry over government's failure to protect the right to keep and bear arms, and facing confiscation schemes and outrageous infringements on the remnants of the right to keep and bear, citizens nationwide are talking about a proposed Million Gun March to be held in Washington, D.C. in April of 2010.

"It takes a lot of lead time to organize such an event, and get the permits and such," a supporter has said, who prefers to remain unidentified for fear of reprisals. "The details are being worked out, giving us plenty of time to spread the word and build support for a massive pro-rights rally."

It should be noted that the right to keep and bear arms is so restricted in the nation's capital, the most this could be is a Million Gunowner March. Nevertheless, it's an interesting concept and reflects the public's growing unrest.

A website is in place and under construction. Rumored alternate rallies at all 50 state capitals, for people who cannot travel to D.C. for the Main Event, may take place as well. Stand by for future details.
http://www.milliongunownermarch.com/

WARNING: "Unless it's a very large and successful rally, we won't get any media. And the media that would show up would only take a photo of the guy with Indian corn for teeth, wearing camouflage bib overalls and a t-shirt with a racist slogan and holes in it. And the only guys they ever quote are the ones who talk about black helicopters, the Illuminati and fake moon landings." -Fred D. [Note: Fred's got a point -- There should be a dress code, camera crews should be shadowed by silver-tongued spokespeople, we should handle this like our opposition would, smartly; this is early in a new project, it bears close watching.]

Late breaking news: Ted Nugent has agreed to perform at what is now The Second Amendment March, according to event organizer Skip Coryell.

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