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AP Abandons Accuracy

The lamestream media told you:

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Read the caption again -- It does not describe the photo.

In a move that no longer surprises anyone, but which the casual observer (you) no longer sees, the Associated Press abandons accuracy for reasons which remain unclear. With total disregard for their readers or for journalistic integrity, the AP, similar to their colleagues in other forms of "news" media, will tell you one thing while showing you something completely unrelated, and the sheeple simply soak it up.

An accurate caption for the photo above would have to abandon the first clause ("Looking to renew his campaign"), because it has no connection to the photo whatsoever. It is actually a backhanded slap and editorial judgment, suggesting something is wrong and this man's campaign is hurting, giving advantage to the man he is challenging. The remaining portion, if accuracy were any concern, would have to read, "GOP presidential candidate Romney handles his coat by the door of a vehicle," showing how vapid a picture the vaunted AP chose to use in showing a man running for the most powerful office on the planet (we do own the most H-Bombs).

He is not shown boarding a plane. He is not boarding anything. It is not even clear from the photo that he is at an airport, or that it is Saturday, or that he is in San Diego, we just have to, hmm, take AP's word for it, whatever that's worth. Using this photo caption as a guide, it isn't worth much. No correction is expected. The AP has become a national disgrace.

Outdoor Sports Huge

The lamestream media told you:


The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

What has a population the size of California (37 million), and a budget the size of the sales of iPhone and iPad worldwide ($90 billion), and gets virtually no mainstream news coverage, all year long? If something that big was hidden from view that well, would it distort the voting public's impression of what's important?

In a report ignored outside industry trade outlets, the National Shooting Sports Foundation announced that members of Congress were briefed on the recently released data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2011 National Survey on Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Associated Recreation to compare hunting and fishing participation and expenditures to mainstream industries. The 10% average increase in hunting and fishing over the 2006 report figures is economic good news somehow overlooked by the "news" media.

"The economic impact of hunting and fishing is profound," noted Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), Republican Senate Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, at the briefing. "People don't think about hunting and fishing in terms of economic growth," stated Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Democratic Senate Co-Chair of the CSC. And they won't, since the media didn't convey the story.

The guns, ammo and archery gear hunters buy annually is $6 billion, the same as the bicycle business, and much of it goes to businesses based in the U.S. keeping people employed in high paying steady manufacturing and related jobs. On the ground land conservation and restoration from sportsmen activity fees and taxes is $3 billion ($95 a second). The "news" media could not be reached for comment. No, that's not right. They didn't get the memo. Uhh, they were asleep at the switch. You know what it really is? They hate this subject and they hate you and they hate everything you stand for. And they think they're all peaceful and nice and the you are filled with hate.

Death to NICS. Up with BIDS.

Works Better.
No Government Registration List.

If a background check in this modern day and age is going to hold sway and swing popular opinion into policy;
If a background check is a way to keep guns away from criminals who want to buy their guns at retail and pay the sales tax;
Then do it without compiling names of innocent gun owners.
That's only reasonable and common sense.

Even if the folly of universal background checks never goes from the minds of hoplophobes to the floors of legislatures, the expensive, list-compiling registry that is NICS needs to be eliminated. Sooner would be better than later.

Government registration of gun owners (an unverifiable part of NICS background checks) is the first step to every genocide committed in the 20th Century. Every one. We know that can't happen here, right? And we're not even going to tempt fate. No government registration of gun owners. It serves no legitimate purpose. It expends vast amounts of scarce resources on tracking the innocent. And there's no need. Innocent gun-owner lists have no crime-fighting component, but at least they're extremely expensive --

BIDS does an equal job of preventing prohibited possessors from buying guns. It costs far less -- totally eliminates the expensive call centers. Reduces downtime and delays legitimate dealers and customers must now endure. And it cannot make lists of buyers. Dealers simply reference the encrypted password-protected prohibited possessor list on their local computers with simple volatile search tools, offline. It's like using a computerized yellow pages. The list itself is updated constantly, as it is now.

Hey, just like you, I don't want some mass murderer out on bleeding-heart parole walking into a gun store and coming out with a smokewagon. Gun owners are a common-sense reasonable crowd, just like anyone. It is time to scrap NICS for BIDS, and move this debate to a better place. Sure, the authorities and those with a vested interest will throw up every obstacle known to man, to stop this great improvement. Sure, a gun store could skip the system and sell to crooks, just like they can under NICS, and risk their licenses and long hard prison time. Sure there will be hard cases that will require referral to agents for extra checking and extra time, just like now.

Death to NICS.
Up with BIDS.
More freedom always is a good thing.
Fight the anti-rights calls for gunshow loops and holes
with counter call for BIDS, money-saving efficiency,
less government and freedom from Big Brother.

And look -- before you start shouting at me --
BIDS ain't perfect, we all know that, but it's as good first step.
Getting rid of NICS is essential, and it won't happen
without an intermediary step. Ask me about what comes
after BIDS...

Read more:

BIDS: “Blind Identification Database System”

"If we must have gun-buyer background checks to stop criminals,
at least do it without compiling massive records on the innocent."

Do YOU Support "Universal Background Checks"?

The anti-gun-rights crowd is promoting the idea that 74% of NRA members support reasonable, common-sense, universal background checks on all gun transfers. Do you? Does it sound "reasonable" to you? (The number is a complete fabrication, invented from thin air -- no such survey has ever been conducted, one NRA contact calls it absurd.)

"Universal background checks" would mean every firearms transfer -- father to son, husband and wife, brother to brother, neighbors, friends, even hunting buddies, people at a range, and of course, the freedom of normal gun shows -- would all fall under total FBI and BATFE government control, in the name of crime control.

These agencies that cooperated in the deadly Fast and Furious scandal would experience astronomical growth in the process. Every sale or even free transfer would require filings and clearance with central command. No one could get a gun without a government OK.

That is certainly not what the Founders envisioned when they wrote the Second Amendment. In fact, is the exact opposite of what got the American Revolution started and why we have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today. But it is what the anti-rights anti-gun lobby is pushing for. Sometimes they call it "closing the gunshow loophole" -- until you read the bills they're drafting. 

If that's going to happen, and the enemies of freedom along with some misguided percentage of our own allies are calling for it, then we need this:

Model Laws We Need

Two more proposals to add to the growing list. While it is critically important to get your legislators to REPEAL laws, it is also important to press for laws that will help set things straight.

Disposition of Confiscated Firearms
When a firearm is confiscated from a person, by a peace officer or other person with apparent authority to do so, the person making the confiscation, or that person's immediate superior, must ensure that the firearm is returned in a timely manner when the reason for the confiscation is resolved. If the firearm is not returned in a timely manner as established by the legislature, the person responsible for its return shall be fined, or for excessive delay, imprisoned, for a length of time as determined by the legislature.

Deceptive Denial of Rights
Posting a sign that falsely denies the right to keep and bear arms, or misleads a person into believing that firearms are forbidden in a place where the right to keep and bear arms is intact, is a class 1 misdemeanor for a first offense.

Wrong way to draft such a law (and how legislators usually do it): It shall be illegal to post a sign that bans guns where they are not illegal to possess. Right way (and how we're going to start making them do it): Anyone who posts a sign that bans gun where they are not illegal shall go to jail and pay a fine.

Florida has enacted such a law, and bureaucrats statewide scrambled to remove all their rights-denial signs the night before the law took effect. The hoplophobic, tyrannical, wet-their-pants, petty despots did their best to scare everyone into obeying their fear-mongering chicken-little blood-in-the-streets terror tantrums. To their dismay, the signs died, but no people died. All is well. We all need such laws. I'll get a copy of their bill and pass it around.

Read a collection of Model Laws, some of which have already been enacted. Your state could be next.

More News Than Time

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes that:

My desk has more "news" on it than I have time. Gotta pack for the conference. I'll gather some news from there, and ruminate on it for the next Page Nine. The bloggers will blast it around fast, I'll cogitate and let you know.

The Cartridge Family Band (my band) will be playing the open-carry Annual Meeting of The Arizona Citizens Defense League dinner on October 6, at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, Phoenix Arizona, 1 p.m., get your tickets while they last,

Here's a hot one -- we're rehearsing, yes rehearsing, at the Deer Valley Tea Party meeting, Friday Oct 5, at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 6:30 p.m., for two hours, eat something, separate checks.

I learned that churches are being fed abject lies in an effort to get them aligned behind anti-rights schemes for the coming legislative session. From one church newsletter before a live presentation: "We got off to a great start under the leadership of Rev. Jan Flaaten who presented the fact that Arizona has no gun laws." (emphasis theirs). I wrote the book on Arizona's gun laws, and these people, once again, are so misinformed they get in the way of progress and at the very least need counseling. More on that soon.

Drinking Freedom by the Big Gulp

New York City's anti-rights mayor has pushed through his freedom-to-drink ban, forcing people to buy only small-caliber beverages. NYC stores will be thumbing their noses (sticking out their tongues?) at Mayor Bloomberg's nanny-state soft-drink management plan. The smart ones will be selling two or three government-dictated small drinks (at big-gulp-size discounts), with free empty large cups. (This has a fringe benefit of using extra paper products and supporting the timber industries. Freedom always finds a way.)  Getting one full-sized drink in three or four cups will cost slightly more than a normal drink used to cost, but it increases a food store's earnings and stimulates the economy (at a cost to consumers) so it's not all bad. Only mostly bad.

There are no "guns on the street"

This is another example of a gun-controller myth that gets in the way of real solutions, and points to the need for gun-control counseling. The gun controllers' fears are so great they interfere with arriving at real solutions.

There are guns in the hands of criminals, living in ghettos (a forbidden word in "polite" politically correct society, where power is wielded and reality is whitewashed), despite laws strictly forbidding guns in the hands of criminals. That's as close as this phrase ("guns on the street") can be applied. What is missing is law enforcement, not law. The gun-controllers' very language masks the real problems. Examine their language in the media --, and language use in general --

My offer stands to meet with national "gun-control" advocates at a time and place of their choosing, and confront the main control issue of the day. Take me up on my offer.

Meet me at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Orlando, Florida!

Friday, Sep. 28 - Sun. Sep. 30, 2012
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport Hotel

No charge to attend. More than $100 worth of free books, refreshments, receptions. The most stellar array of gun-rights advocates assembled all year.

Meet Alan Gura, lead attorney in the Heller and McDonald Supreme Court Cases. Meet the attorney representing George Zimmerman in the Florida self-defense case. The people making a difference nationwide will be there. Learn to be more effective as a rights advocate.

Firearms Industry Grows

The lamestream media told you:

Unemployment remains high.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, released a specially commissioned report detailing double-digit gains in jobs and other data showing the industry has been a leader in the nation's economic recovery. The report can be viewed at

Firearms industry members were briefed on the remarkable statistics, such as a 30.6% increase in jobs between 2008 and 2011 (from 75,600 to 98,750), a 66.5% increase in economic impact (from $19.1 billion to $31.8 billion) and a 66.5% increase in federal taxes paid by industry companies (from $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion, and similar growth in state and excise taxes).

"During difficult economic times and high unemployment rates nationally, our industry actually grew and created more than ten thousand new, well-paying jobs," said NSSF President Steve Sanetti. "Our industry is proud to be one of the bright spots in this economy." The lamestream media didn't get the memo, missed the briefing, and failed to report the good news, for reasons that were unclear at press time.
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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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