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Obama Spins Gun Yarn Expertly

The lamestream media told you:

Mr. Obama has a message for us about the Tucson atrocity, in the Tucson newspaper editorial section.

"But since that day, we have lost perhaps another 2,000 members of our American family to gun violence...

"Every single day, America is robbed of more futures. It has awful consequences for our society. And as a society, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to put a stop to it.

"Now, like the majority of Americans, I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. And the courts have settled that as the law of the land. In this country, we have a strong tradition of gun ownership that's handed from generation to generation. Hunting and shooting are part of our national heritage. And, in fact, my administration has not curtailed the rights of gun owners - it has expanded them, including allowing people to carry their guns in national parks and wildlife refuges.

"The fact is, almost all gun owners in America are highly responsible. They're our friends and neighbors. They buy their guns legally and use them safely, whether for hunting or target shooting, collection or protection. And that's something that gun-safety advocates need to accept. Likewise, advocates for gun owners should accept the awful reality that gun violence affects Americans everywhere, whether on the streets of Chicago or at a supermarket in Tucson."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

In a nearly perfect use of Alinsky's principles (Rules For Radicals, the socialist play book for modern times), Mr. Obama has reversed the reasoning of both sides in the gun debate, exactly 180 degrees. It is a stunningly clever manipulation of language, for manipulation of thought.

He ascribes to gun haters (what he now coins as "gun-safety advocates," a term you can bet you'll start seeing from the Brady clan) all the values that gun-rights advocates hold, and tells the haters it's something, "you need to accept" such as "gun owners in America are highly responsible. They're our friends and neighbors. They buy their guns legally and use them safely, whether for hunting or target shooting, collection or protection."

Then he tells gun-rights advocates they need to accept what the haters believe: "gun owners should accept the awful reality that gun violence affects Americans everywhere, whether on the streets of Chicago or at a supermarket in Tucson."

That last statement is demonstrably false, despite his earlier assertion that, "we have lost perhaps another 2,000 members of our American family to gun violence." The drug-gang members, illegal immigrants and poverty-stricken victims of government policies who live in bad neighborhoods are a tangent to the American Family. These people don't die in your neighborhoods, and are not victims of guns. They are victims of demographics, geography, poverty and socio-economic conditions no one wants to look at hard. They include a large portion of suicidal elderly who have become destitute, are in pain and have no recourse in a disintegrated medical system, and a moderate number of individuals who are depressed without adequate support.

See the maps and data in Gunshot Demographics, to learn the truth. Find out how, "The Bad Part of Town" and failed social policies are used for sinister attacks on the right to keep and bear arms,
and help justify the law enforcement world and its budgets.

http://www.gunlaws.com/GunshotDemographics.htm

Culture, Not Guns, Control Behavior

The lamestream media told you:

If America had less guns, then we would have less violence. Just look at Canada, or Japan.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

OK, let's look at Japan. It suffered the most devastating disruption a society can imagine. Look at what the culture there dictates. No looting. No looting! Everything in rubble, people desperately thirsty, hungry, ill dressed, and there's no looting! Does their monolithic, non-diverse, non-multicultural society have anything to do with that, compared with, say, Chicago, or the U.S. as a whole?

People are standing in line for five hours to get meager supplies. There's no pushing, shoving, arguments, line jumping, nothing! Nothing! They quietly behave and follow instructions. Is that because they have no guns? Or is it something else -- like their unilateral cookie-cutter society.

It is the something else factor. Guns have no direct nexus to violence. A society's willingness to engage in violence, with or without guns, is a separate matter. Warlike tribes in Africa wage perpetual war on each other, with primitive weapons. It's not the weapons. It's the people.

And in America, though no one likes to face it or say it, it's not the people. It's the people in the bad neighborhoods. Some parts of town -- shots all night long. Other parts of town -- no shots ever heard. And you know what the bad parts of town look like,  but the media will never admit it. These are not neighborhoods filled with Japanese people.

To see where the gunshots are, and what those parts of town look like, check out "Gunshot Demographics."
http://www.gunlaws.com/GunshotDemographics.htm

BATFE's Increasingly Rogue

BATFE's Increasingly Rogue

The lamestream media told you:

Project Gunrunner appears to be turning into Project Gunwalker, as the BATFE seems to have let hundreds and possibly thousands of big deadly black high-capacity assault weapons walk out of U.S. gun stores and directly to Mexican drug cartels. Possibly for as long as a year, the controversial bureau has apparently been getting stores to cooperate, in an upside-down effort to stop guns from getting into Mexico from the U.S. The agency is predictably stonewalling, especially now that one of the walked guns was used to kill a federal agent.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

While this travesty from a rogue federal bureau is getting news, its more serious efforts to ban guns for Americans is operating under the radar. Unmentioned in the "news" reports is the fact that, the stronger the drug cartels get, the more work and job security the heavily armed agency has. No one in a position of authority is suggesting BATFE is arming drug cartels as a way to justify the agency's existence or increase its staff and funding at taxpayer expense.

Although Mr. Obama's fingerprints are nowhere to be found directly, underlings operating under his authority have been incrementally impeding the flow of decent and wholesome firearms to the public. This is something they could not likely do without his approval at some level. The staged, long-term, grand-scale straw purchases the agency has apparently orchestrated have been used to propose costly and time-consuming new regulations on firearms dealers, in the form of multiple sales reports. But that's just a coincidence, agency insiders claim.

Of a more serious nature, the agency has changed operating policies and import definitions without a change in law, regulation or any visible authority to do so. The Firearms Import/Export Roundtable (FAIR) Trade Group has filed suit to stop what appears to be powers exercised without any basis in law. Quoting from FAIR's press release, ATF stands accused of "arbitrarily changing interpretation of federal law regarding the importation of certain firearm barrels." The announcement continues:

"ATF reversed years of statutory interpretation of the Gun Control Act and is acting in conflict with published implementing regulations... ATF chose to reverse course 37 years after the GCA was passed and 18 years after the last amendments to the law. No underlying justification has been offered for ATF's decision to affirmatively reverse a published regulation to the detriment of the industry...

"FAIR is concerned the ATF is increasingly acting without regard to statutory obligations to the detriment of firearms collectors, sport shooters and enthusiasts..." The barrels in question are for sporting firearms and replacements for legally owned firearms. These small steps combine to present an ever tougher situation for firearms owners. FAIR also points out that ATF is fighting, despite its obligation to do the opposite, to allow U.S-issued M1 carbines into the country. More info: FAIR Trade Group at (202) 296-2573.

Top Firearm Brands

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Top Firearm Brands

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing.


The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

While "news" reports are often filled with studies of top brands for consumer items from soft drinks to cars to computer gear, firearms are virtually never covered as a financial matter. This despite the fact that the shooting sports, a term you just don't see in the "news" is the #2 participant sport in the nation (behind exercise equipment and ahead of golf -- a sport you see covered to excess).

Southwick Associates has completed an extensive survey of the top brands in the shooting sports. It is part of a 238-page report that received so much coverage you have never even heard of it. Are you using the top brands? Here they are:

Top rifle brand: Remington (17.5% of all purchases)
Top shotgun brand: Remington & Mossberg (virtual tie with 21.5% of all purchases)
Top muzzleloader brand: Thompson Center (31.9% of all purchases)
Top handgun brand: Sturm Ruger (16.7% of all purchases)
Top scope for firearms: Bushnell (17.1% of all purchases)
Top rifle ammunition brand: Remington (25.3% of all purchases)
Top shotgun ammunition brand: Winchester (31.9% of all purchases)
Top handgun ammunition brand: Winchester (22.0% of all purchases)
Top blackpowder brand: Pyrodex (38.7% of all purchases)
Top balls, bullets, or shot brand: Hornady (28.4% of all purchases)
Top reloading bullet brand: Hornady (31.7% of all purchases)
Top reloading primer brand: CCI (38.2% of all purchases)
Top reloading powder brand: Hodgdon (37.8% of all purchases)
Top binocular brand: Bushnell (33.6% of all purchases)
Top holster brand: Uncle Mikes (19.0% of all purchases)
Top knife brand: Gerber (15.0% of all purchases)

The shooting sports are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy, but you wouldn't know it if you follow lamestream reports. Archery and hunting gear are also covered, see for yourself:
http://southwickassociates.com/node/10972

NPR Spin Incontrovertible

The lamestream media told you:

"Embarrassed by video, NPR fears funding cuts: After a conservative activist released a video of a top National Public radio fundraiser maligning "tea party" activists and the republican party, station managers are bracing for the worst," according to the Washington Post. The fundraiser Ron Schiller did not know he was being recorded.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

With the bias at National Public Radio and its parent corporation now blatantly exposed, the Washington Post persists in its non-stop efforts to spin truth to its own taste.

According to the Post: "Conservatives have long targeted federal support for public media, accusing NPR and PBS of having a liberal bent."

The truth is: "Conservatives have long targeted federal support for public media, because NPR and PBS have a liberal bent." The bias is incontrovertible. Anyone "accusing" NPR of being a right-wing stooge, well no one does because it's simply not so. The left-wing slant of the station is present in every fiber of the broadcasts, and is only denied or soft-peddled by its stooges in the lamestream media.

Schiller's comments were only unusual in that they were caught on tape, while he spoke frankly, unaware he was being recorded. Observers have known for years that NPR thinks and acts this way as a group. Also unusual, and reported by the Post but plainly visible in the video, the $5 million in funding Schiller believed he was seeking was from a Muslim Brotherhood front group, described in the set up for the truth sting.

Biden Disburses Cash

The lamestream media told you:

CHISINAU, Moldova -- U.S. vice president Joe Biden, fresh off a tough speech on Russian human rights, sided firmly Friday with Moldova's Europe-minded leader over opponents pressing for closer ties to Moscow... As the first U.S. vice president ever to visit Moldova, he pledged $262 million in aid over five years, according to Jonathan Weisman, writing for the Wall Street Journal. The story got coverage from most lamestream outlets in America.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703597804576194534027327912.html

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:


An exhaustive study shows that vice president Joe Biden lacks any power or authority whatsoever to promise money to, well, anyone, actually, including tiny Moldova, the poorest country in Europe, which may seek to become a member of the failing European Union.

The U.S. Constitution delegates spending to acts of Congress, and Congress did not act, or reportedly even know about the vice president's plan to abscond with more than a quarter billion dollars of taxpayer funds and give them away. The former communist-dominated nation has untold numbers of former communists still in power, a point which went unmentioned in "news" coverage.

No arrests have been made or are expected, and no investigation is planned because, "He's the vice president for Pete's sake," according to one unnamed co-conspirator, confirming remarks from three bureaucrats who will be writing the checks to Moldova, using your money and mine. Public outrage among U.S. citizens, well, there wasn't any, because it happens so often the public has grown weary.

Time.com reported that: "Anyone living within firing range of Biden's route through the capital city, Chisinau, was ordered to lock up their guns. Manhole covers were soldered shut to make sure no bad guys could spring from the sewers. Volunteers handed out little American flags..."
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2058593,00.html

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