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Clarification

I did not write this:

 

Obama's Gun Ban List Is Out

Here it is, folks, and it is bad news. The framework for legislation is always laid, and the Democrats have the votes to pass anything they want to impose upon us. They really do not believe you need anything more than a brick to defend your home and family. Look at the list and see how many you own. Remember, it is registration, then confiscation. It has happened in the UK, in Australia, in Europe, in China, and what they have found is that for some reason the criminals do not turn in their weapons, but will know that you did.
 
Remember, the first step in establishing a dictatorship is to disarm the citizens.
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Where did that email come from?
A lot of people apparently got it before someone sent me a copy.
I'd like to write to whoever decided to create and circulate it.
I finally got it in this link from someone:

http://americannationalmilitia.com/obamas-gun-ban-list-is-out

I did not write that inflammatory paragraph and its next sentence,
even though someone has attributed that to me.


HOWEVER:

I did indeed post, in January 2009, the huge list of guns to be banned that came with it -- which I took directly from a Democrat's proposed bill, HR 1022, in the 110th Congress. That list is accurate (as it appeared in the link above, and as it remains posted on my website), including the blanket powers to be granted to the Attorney General, amounting to an extraordinarily broad firearms ban.

["Rifles (or copies or duplicates): M1 Carbine, Sturm Ruger Mini-14, AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite M15, AR-10, Thompson 1927, Thompson M1; AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM, MAK90, NHM 90, NHM 91..." <snip> the list goes on at great length, including shotguns, handguns, gear, parts and much more, go to my website for the whole list]

That part is not invented. It was from Congress. In 2009.
To everyone who wrote to me asking for the source, there it is.

No one, including the Democrats, expected that to have a chance of passage at that time,
under President Bush. It simply showed what they wished for, and they introduced it into Congress.

It is horrifying from a gun-rights perspective.
Whoever used my name without my permission or knowledge was at least clever.

My original posting is here, including the list of guns to be banned, and you can read it:
http://www.gunlaws.com/GunLawUpdate3.htm.
If you own a gun, chances are yours is included, because along with the specific lists,
are features guns have, like grips (you read that right), and anything the AG might decide to add.

The Brady Gun-Ban Strategy, issued at the same time at the beginning of Obama's first term, is here:
http://www.gunlaws.com/BradyStrategy2009.htm
It did not circulate very far outside their own circles.
The lamestream media basically ignored it because it was so incendiary.

This is why the left was so disappointed with Obama's performance:
he failed to act on their astounding rights-removal plans.
Their respect for the fundamental civil and human right to arms is lower than you can dream.

Now, as far as I'm aware, no one outside his inner circle has seen his current plans.

Saying "Obama’s Gun Ban List Is Out" -- and attributing that to me, is false.

I would sure like to know who did that.

But the list of guns was real, it was proposed in Congress almost four years ago.

Who knows what they're planning now. Wait and see.
I doubt it will be good, if your rights mean anything.

As before, I'll be watching, and will continue to post these things as I find them.

I read the bills, and describe them in plain English. I get other insider info.
It's what I do. Get on my list on my home page -- http://www.gunlaws.com

I have the UN Arms Trade Treaty spelled out in my reports 113, 114 and 116, here:
http://www.gunlaws.com/PageNineIndex.htm
113- How treaties can trump the Constitution; 114- The UN treaty spelled out in plain English;
116- Mexico's plan to use it against us, from our pro-rights Ambassador Donald Mahley.

Get on my list on my home page -- http://www.gunlaws.com

Permission to circulate this memo gladly granted.

Alan.

P.S. If that doesn't worry you enough, scroll down to this item on my New Stuff page:
GUN-RIGHTS LICENSING PLANNEDhttp://www.gunlaws.com/newstuff.htm
also introduced into Congress, HR 45, at about the same time, the beginning of Obama's term.
It would require a test to own a gun that no one could pass, plus biometric ID that doesn't exist.
It also had no chance of passage, but shows how they were thinking. It got no co-sponsors,
was introduced by former Black Panther Bobby Rush, and what's our Congress come to.

Bill of Rights Day • Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

Gather with fellow Americans and Read the Bill of Rights Aloud

To my national friends, customers, colleagues and fans:

More than ever America needs to recognize the Bill of Rights, and the restraints it places on the President, the Congress and government at large.

I am not organizing a centralized event this year as I have for the past decade. That's now up to you, your church, political party, tea party, congressional district, club, whatever.

It's easy, here's how, and time is short so you need to act: http://www.gunlaws.com/BOR-CommitteeReport1.htm

The community is counting on you.
Make it big, or small, it's your call, but rise up and do it.
Let me know when and where, and I'll help spread the word.
And I'll be at one, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Blow Hards Blow Harder Than "Sleeper" Storm Sandy

True nature of the problem would not be known until morning.

Reporters blew hard anyway.


WARNING: Don't get me wrong here: Tropical Storm Sandy caused widespread devastation and misery. What I am addressing is the sensationalism of early reporting; the false fear mongering; the story lines that didn't match the videos; the attempt to instill fear that didn't match the facts; the joggers out for a casual run in the background while reporters spread dire tales of horror and lies. Yes, things are bad. No, reporters did not give it to you straight. If they could make it look worse than it is, they did.


The lamestream media told you:

"Frankenstorm." "Superstorm Sandy." Monster storm the likes of which we haven't seen in our lifetimes. Hunker down. Mandatory evacuation orders. Stay off the roads. Do not venture outside. Do not expect emergency services to come and rescue you. Don't call 911 and jam the lines. One reporter who found a river flowing on what used to be a street in Atlantic City stood in it all night for the cameras (while people and vehicles traveled in the background). Some beach erosion on a beach near the ocean, which is where beaches are found, which erode in storms. A wooden walkway floats away. Erin Burnett breathlessly standing in a light rain and stiff breezes in front of a well-lit Manhattan talking about power outages all over Manhattan. Partial collapse of a construction crane on 57th street high above the busiest street in Manhattan. Partial collapse of a construction crane on 57th street high above the busiest street in Manhattan. Repetition of all of the above. Incessantly. Don't forget what nighttime "news" coverage was like, in the aftermath coverage of flooded homes and receding water and damage. Barrier islands washing away from erosion, which is the precise nature of barrier islands.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The lowest category storm that can still be called a hurricane, a Category 1 storm, threw the "news" community into a breathless reporting frenzy all night, as they did their best to make it into the report of the century, whipping themselves into a howling tirade on some rain that all but fizzled out at least where they stood, as the storm degraded below hurricane strength by the time it made landfall Monday night. CNN continued to call it a hurricane, FOX called it a storm, everyone could see it had no eye, even though it was huge and devastating.

The biggest problem -- a massive wall of water in a record storm surge, which would flood low lying coastal areas -- would go unreported until morning light.

Reality-show-watching Americans, formerly a fearless daredevil bunch but now being trained to be afraid of their own shadows, were treated to a non-stop fear-factor barrage of danger reports all night long, that were repudiated by the actual events that didn't unfold before their very eyes, and preempted all other news. Oh, sure, some local flooding was seen, some of it quite heavy, it rained, winds got up into the... double digits, flights were cancelled, schools were closed (yipee! that's a good thing, as we all remember), other stuff happened. It was a storm, to be sure. "Officials" and "authorities" closed things everywhere out of fear things might happen, shutting down entire cities, for safety. That's probably a good thing. Warning people is a good thing. Amplifying reality beyond reality, probably not a good thing. Wait for news before reporting it. That's now an olden thing. The three-foot flood at the stock market was pure rumor.

A lot of people lost electrical power, always a problem in storms, some of whom will remain without power for an extended period. If you're not prepared for that, this is a wake up call.

A number of people lost their lives, some tragically, a real cause for grief, a natural effect of natural disasters, and another wake up call, heed it.

Trees, yes trees, seemed to be among the biggest threats, with many toppling over. No calls to ban trees have been made, even though they are blocking traffic and caused extensive damage and even loss of life. Check for local tree threats on your own property, if any. Flooring, dry wall, carpentry, furniture, paint, hardware suppliers and flood-repair companies nationwide are licking their chops and preparing for overtime, heedless of the broken-window theory of economics (which I've always challenged to the chagrin of my libertarian friends). Keynsian economists and their political sycophants will be on guard for price gouging, also known as supply and demand.

Reporters got caught up in their own delirium, often reporting on nothing -- a heavy rain with winds they were told, hoped, wished, came to believe -- would be more than it was, and missed the real story, the surge that did the real damage and left the mess and stranded victims. What will happen if a real hurricane -- a Cat 2, 3, 4 or 5 were to hit a populated area of the mainland, with sustained winds in the three-digit range? What adjectives will they use then? What morons will they get to stand out in the streets then?

Some reality did creep into the reports, when reporters mentioned that of the many people who failed to obey the evacuation orders, some were seen out walking their dogs. Viewers were able to eyewitness police and other vehicles, specially equipped with... tires, closed windows, windshield wipers and gasoline engines, cruising streets behind intrepid reporters standing in wind gusts and rain, reporting through soggy whistling microphones and steady cameras.

The news media should be ashamed of itself -- ashamed I say -- for such miserable reporting, such fear mongering, such failure to adjust reports to reflect the true nature of the situation they actually found themselves in, and instead, going with the pre-fab "narrative." When a real storm hits, people will be reluctant to believe these purveyors of abject nonsense. "News" of the rainfall preempted all other reporting for the entire evening. Redundant images of the same pooled water on streets could have been interspersed with some news from somewhere else on Earth.

The next morning, major cities were at a self-imposed standstill. FLASH: This just in from an eyewitness living in Brooklyn (three miles from the coast where he received light rain) -- Manhattan has been completely sealed off -- not by the tropical storm, but by officials. The storm has provided an unexpected opportunity to test the ability to seal off Manhattan island. No one can enter or leave the island, at the time of the report. My secret contact, reporting by phone, cannot go and do his business, because he is not allowed (as opposed to not capable) or reaching the island. All bridges (which are fully functional and dry) and all tunnels (which may be flooded) have been closed, with the storm, now over, as the reason given. In fairness, parts of Manhattan are under water and draining. Coastal New Jersey, very hard hit, is inaccessible. States in the mid Atlantic are getting snow. I saw a guy with a snow blower doing his walk.

President Obama, in a widely televised appearance at the Red Cross and looking very presidential according to commentators, promised to wipe away all red tape and bureaucracy to rush aid to those hardest hit by the storm. Why red tape and bureaucracy aren't similarly wiped away elsewhere throughout the federal government by presidential announcement was unexplained at press time.

In other news, it appears that the White House actually watched the pre-planned highly coordinated heavily armed islamist assault on our Libyan Ambassador's Benghazi consulate outpost in real time, and did nothing to prevent it or help defend Ambassador Chris Stevens who was murdered, along with three of his staff. Troops were available standing ready nearby, but never received orders to act. The "news" media is apparently suppressing this story in hopes of re-electing the man responsible for this travesty, according to leading experts speaking on condition of anonymity. According to the father of one of the men murdered in the attack, speaking publicly on the only TV station covering the story, FOX, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton lied directly to his face about the event.

Mexico Plans U.S. Gun Control Through the U.N.

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

According to the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Arms Trade Treaty, Donald A. Mahley (pronounced MAY-lee) who spoke at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Orlando last month, Mexico is hoping to introduce a resolution to the UN at the end of this month, to adopt the draft arms trade treaty as the official procedural text. At this late date it appears they may not be able to gather the needed votes to do so. If adopted by a vote of 90 members of the General Assembly this would make the draft agreement the official controlling document and work against U.S. gun laws.


Donald Mahley, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Arms Trade Treaty, seen here with his wife Julianna,
is all smiles
 after being presented with a classic Colt 1911 pistol at the Gun Rights Policy Conference.

Mexico would only make the attempt if they know in advance that they have the votes for passage, which they will determine behind the scenes, and this would happen with the tacit approval and help from people within our own government. This would provide cover for the Mexican government, whose gun policies are an abject failure, and have led to carnage and corruption from top to bottom of their government and society.

The NRA released a brief video that summarizes the disastrous Mexican gun policies and civil warfare being hidden by the lamestream media. As bad as you know the U.S. "news" media has become, this will shock you.
http://videos.allinnra.com/share>http://videos.allinnra.com/share

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Mark O'Mara Addresses Gun Rights Policy Conference

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing.

In fact, video crews for five TV stations showed up at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Orlando last month, recorded the remarks of Mark O'Mara, attorney for George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case, and promptly left the building. Very brief sound bites aired that evening with little mention of the conference or any of the other extremely relevant news at the three-day event, and then cut away to abject silliness which has become the mainstay of broadcast "news."



Camera crews crowded into the back of the hall for the 27th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference
in Orlando, Florida in September, to get sound bites of George Zimmerman's attorney, and then fled
the room like it was on fire. None of the newsworthy material at the conference got any coverage, and
the lessons on self defense that O'Mara delivered were among the least relevant from a timeliness
perspective, though from an informational standpoint, the public is almost perfectly ignorant of the
extremely valuable information Mr. O'Mara covered. None of it got airtime.
 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

O'Mara noted that he couldn't comment on the case itself or he would have to give up his license to practice law, so the "news" crews showed up essentially for nothing. He did point out that those of us in the audience who have already concluded how the case should be decided were idiots (my word, not even remotely his) because they could only be right by coincidence, since as the lead attorney on the case he was just beginning the process and he didn't know.

In his opinion, the case is bad for the nation, because whichever way the case is settled, half the nation will be dissatisfied, and if the past is any gauge, it could lead to riots and bad juju (my word, not his). The media coverage, he felt, was a disgrace, but par for the course. The media's focus on stand-your-ground laws, for example, was completely misplaced because they have little or nothing to do with the case. At first such things never even came up. I had made that point when I first heard about it. The media latched on to this point out of thin air somehow, and the spin then just spun out of control. Now it's part of the nation dialog and is not likely to go back to normal.


George Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara,
at the 2012 Gun Rights Policy Conference in
Orlando, Florida

What he did discuss, and brilliantly I thought, was an examination of precisely how self-defense law works, and it seemed to me like the audience needed this. Most people have a gross misunderstanding of when they can shoot, what the repercussions are, and how it will affect you. Mark's command of the subject was superb, and his ability to communicate it was flawless.

If you ever need a lawyer, don't tell the responding cops, "I want a lawyer," expecting the people who arrive to arrest you and see you convicted to handle your defense. Instead, call this guy or someone like him. And prepare to empty all your bank accounts, that's just the nature of the game. The Zimmerman trial begins in the middle of 2013, not because they'll be sitting still, but because the preparations take that long (the Trayvon assault took place eight months ago). You don't understand how it can take so long? Like I said, most people have no clue how all this works. And you get to sit in jail while these wheels of justice grind. Even if you're innocent.

Next President Faces Constitutional Carry

The lamestream media told you:

President Obama, if re-elected, plans to introduce stronger gun-control laws the nation desperately needs. This includes limits on radical concealed-carry laws that let people carry dangerous fully loaded handguns wherever they go.

Governor Romney would not push for gun-control laws the way the great president Obama would, and though his record on guns is not as strong as some of the gun nuts in the gun lobby would like, they consider him a much better bet than Obama, even though Obama has not come through on most of his gun-control promises yet.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Whoever ends up taking the White House next month, the best defense is a good offense, and gun-rights advocates need to start thinking now about pro-rights laws to preserve, protect and defend the right to keep and bear arms, according to leading experts.

Chief among these is the nationwide effort to move beyond government-issued permission slips, often called CCW permits and so-called "right" to carry laws for discreetly bearing arms, and on to Freedom to Carry laws, or Constitutional Carry, now fully or partially effective in six states -- Vermont, Alaska, Montana (outside city limits), Texas (to, from and in vehicles), Wyoming (residents only) and Arizona (complete freedom for anyone legally in the state from anywhere on Earth).

NOTE: Read the background on Constitutional Carry, and talking points, here:
http://www.gunlaws.com/ConstitutionalCarryIndex.htm
and a good Q&A about the system here:
http://www.gunlaws.com/ConstitutionalCarryEnacted.htm

You will hear scare tactics about blood-in-the-streets when you raise the issue, just like you heard when CCW was introduced, and it will be just as bogus. The Dodge-City myths are a bunch of baloney, fear and loathing from a cadre of haters who suffer from hoplophobia or just detest your rights. Ignore them and forge ahead.

Some Tips For Implementing Constitutional Carry In Your State

Although Constitutional Carry adheres closely to what the Founding Fathers intended when they formed this nation, we have moved so far from those fundamental principles that this law, which ought to be basically automatic, can be a struggle from the start. Don't be disheartened, it is the moral high ground and the right state of affairs. With persistence you can have this wonderful freedom in your state, while watching individual rights increase and crime drop.

For starters, getting as much law enforcement buy-in as you can from the beginning is helpful, virtually essential. Like it or not, LEO lobbyists tend to have a lot of influence at state houses, and especially in the Governor's office.

Continue reading "Next President Faces Constitutional Carry" »

Court Decides Against Free Speech

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:


"Guns Save Lives" Bus-Stop Ads To Remain Censored

TrainMeAZ campaign will appeal

Goldwater Institute attorneys "disappointed" but "confident"


The lowest court to hear the free-speech case against Phoenix, for censoring the "Guns Save Lives" Educate-Your-Kids firearm-safety campaign, has decided against the plaintiff in the case, Alan Korwin and TrainMeAZ, LLC. The TrainMeAZ campaign will proceed with an appeal and Phase II, and is promising news on that soon. You can sign up for bulletins here.

 
Click the image for full details.

This is the advertising poster the city of Phoenix tore down in the middle of the night.
It was posted under an $11,000 contract at 50 public bus stops in high-traffic locations.
The campaign was financed by civic-minded sponsors in the firearms community,
listed here, take a look.



The court decision was not a total surprise, though the decision itself was something of a stunner. Clint Bolick, the director of The Goldwater Institute's Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation is the lead attorney representing TrainMeAZ on the case. Korwin discussed this with him and attorney Christina Sandefur, who has been on the case since it began.

"As expected, the judge ruled against us," Korwin said. "What is shocking is the utterly superficial nature of the ruling -- one of the worst any of us have ever seen, especially with the volume of evidence and complexity of the case. We've been at this now for two years -- hearings, filings, sworn depositions, responses, evidence gathered and submitted. Although we're displeased, our interest is not diminished."

Clint commented, “Given the importance of the legal issues and the extensive evidence showing that the City’s advertising policy is applied in a highly subjective manner, we were disappointed by the cursory decision issued by the trial court.  We’re confident that the Court of Appeals will give this case the attention it deserves, and that in the end the plaintiffs’ fundamental First Amendment rights will prevail.”

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So here I was all set to bite into the meat of the decision, win or lose, and the decision is so short (five paragraphs) and so devoid of substance that there isn't much to say. Judge Brain concluded that, "... if one where (sic) to carry plaintiffs' arguments to its logical conclusion, Phoenix could only adopt one of two policies: (a) anyone can advertise anything; or (b) no one can advertise anything." It almost sounds like Brain was late for a dinner and didn't bother to read the arguments or the mountain of evidence the case generated.

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