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Nation's Capital Gets MORE Gunshot Heroes With Its Morning Coffee (or Bourbon)

The Real First Responders Appear in USA Today -- AGAIN

July 14, 2014 repeats earlier success


"Black Grandma, Shot 4 Times, Returns Fire, Lives"



Wash., D.C. sees it again:

GrandMa Shoots Back, Stops Two Attackers, Lives

Another "First-Responders Report" Hits Capital

Can the Beltway crowd adapt to the change?

Wash., D.C.--The second in a series of news stories about innocent people shooting criminals appeared in USA Today this morning, as a paid advertorial, in the Wash., D.C.-regional edition.

The First-Responders Report TM featured the story of a person, shot four times by two vicious thugs, who was able to return fire with a legally carried .45 caliber pistol. The black woman -- a grandmother and healthcare worker -- was returning home from a double shift when the incident took place. She says the gun saved her life.

What is remarkable about the incident is that it took eight shots to stop the two assailants. Charles Schumer, the NY state senator who campaigns for greater limits on the civil right to arms, helped pass a law that makes it a crime to have a gun with more than seven rounds of ammunition. This woman would have been a criminal if she had saved her life under Schumer's law (and possibly dead if she didn't have that last life-saving shot). The heroic crime survivor lives in Detroit.

Homeowner Slashed In Throat Fights Back,
Grabs Sidearm, Shoots Attacker, Lives

Congress and the Beltway audience are shielded from such news, because mainstream media suppress it. Research has shown monumentally lopsided coverage of gun issues, includingUSA Today's, which in one year printed 5,660 words on gun crime, and none on the good side of guns. Guns prevent at least 700,000 and as many as 2.5 million crimes every year. The First-Responders Report TM comes out again later this month.


USA Today deserves praise for running the advertorial, when until now, such content was virtually unseen in mainstream outlets. It suggests there is hope for change in the gridlock that sometimes plagues the important issue of gun ownership and use. Contact Bloomfield Press for a voice of reason in the gun debate.

In each published case in the new column there is a victorious armed first responder and authorities are clearly second responders. Officials show up later to take notes, figure out what happened, tape off the area, manage the crowd of media and onlookers, speak on camera, stand around and be videographed for replays, debrief and assist the heroic crime survivor, and sometimes even catch the perpetrator, or call for the coroner's office.

Armed Father Defends Home and Daughter --
Without Firing a Shot

The stories in the column tell what happened to the first responder during the event itself. Each one is linked to a local newscast of the aftermath of the event at Just scroll down to The First-Responders Report TM logo. Other sources are used in assembling The First-Responders Report TM.

The column is the second in a planned series by, the website of Bloomfield Press, the country's largest publisher and distributor of gun-law books, based in Scottsdale, Ariz. In business since 1988, the firm's publisher, Alan Korwin, has written ten books on the subject (out of 14 so far), and is on the speaker's bureau for Wash., D.C.-based Accuracy In Media.

Mr. Korwin was an invited guest to the U.S. Supreme Court for both the Heller and McDonaldSecond Amendment cases, and he recently won a major First Amendment censorship case against the city of Phoenix, to allow the use of his Guns Save Lives logo in gun-safety ads. See his bio, background and photos:

Nation's Capital Gets Gunshot Heroes With Its Morning Coffee

The Real First Responders Appear in USA Today, today
July 9, 2014 breaks new ground


"Black Mom With Assault Weapon
Stops Attack, Saves Kids"

Plenty more where that came from... 


Although rarely in the public eye, the Wash., D.C.-Beltway crowd are getting an eyeful of crime victims shooting their attackers in a most unusual place this morning -- USA Today.

In stories their readers don't normally get to see, a paid advertising column in the Life section features news of people who are alive today because they had ready access to fully loaded guns -- including so-called assault weapons -- and were able to shoot down vicious thugs who attacked them.

These first responders -- as the column calls them -- get very little national press, and the second responders, the police, who typically show up later, are mislabeled, leading to a badly misinformed public, according to The First-Responders Report TM, the first in an ongoing series. The second column is scheduled for next week.

"Black Bystander with Gun Saves Mother,
Helps Capture Assailants"

Read the column

"When seconds count, the police are just minutes away," says Alan Korwin, quoting common-sense street logic. He is the publisher at and Bloomfield Press, which is sponsoring the columns. "People who are victimized by murderous criminals are the real first responders. Out here we know that. It's important to set that record straight, and just maybe, to convince the media to get it right." The national media perpetually suppresses such stories.

"I once had an AP bureau chief tell me they don't want to run stories like this because they don't want to encourage this kind of behavior, it could create copy cats," Korwin recalls. "That stunned me."

"What was wrong with having people stop criminals? And if the AP was afraid people would copy behavior they wrote about, how can they run incessant stories about people who go berserk?" he asks. "Do I have to complete that thought for you?"

Some media critics agree that constant glorification of psychopaths in the news creates copy-cat behavior. But if this is true, it is all the more reason to feature people who stand up to criminals and, instead of becoming statistics in waves of crime, are heroes who stop aggressors dead in their tracks. Studies show it happens a lot -- innocent civilians stopping crimes and the police picking up the pieces, afterwards.

"Woman Alive Thanks To Sidearm;
Calls 911, Then Shoots Attacker"

Read the column

A person confronted by an active shooter or a crime in progress has two basic choices -- do nothing and hope the maniac leaves you alone, or do something to protect yourself. The law has always protected people who act to defend their lives in such situations.

The media in the past has been quick to show crime, but unfortunately has chosen not to prominently show cases of self defense, giving the public a terribly distorted view of reality. There is no penalty for giving the public a terribly distorted view of reality, or for violating the clear codes of ethics the industry itself has developed but does not enforce. Reporters are not currently regulated or licensed, and don't need to pass any level of competency or testing to practice, so little action can be taken against those who misrepresent the public trust. They are also protected by the Bill of Rights.

The First-Responders Report TM aims to change this false impression and both improve gun safety and do something about crime. USA Today has taken an important step in moving this issue to the front of the national stage, and we thank them for it, even if it was an expensive proposition. And yes, we will gladly entertain inquiries from those interested in sponsoring future editions of the column in the Wash., D.C-area and other regions of the country.

The company's USA Today advertorial column can be viewed at

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According to an analysis of related New York Times stories, in a single year, that paper ran 104 gun-crime articles totalling 50,745 words, balanced by a single 163-word story involving a retired cop. InUSA Today for the same year, the word total was 5,660 words on gun-involved crime with nothing at all for balance. USA Today has earned some respect for giving this issue the light of day, even if it's only as an ad.

Analysis of anti-gun bias in the news:

Comprehensive details on news-media bias:

Even the smallest scholarly studies estimate hundreds of thousands of armed self-defense incidents annually. The largest estimates run into the millions, with 2.5 million annually the most often cited figure, from a Florida State University study. All 13 studies are summarized and reviewed in a book Bloomfield Press sells entitled Armed, New Perspectives on Gun Control, by Gary Kleck and Don Kates.

What is an ombudsman?

The lamestream media told you:

Long ago we eliminated the position of ombudsman at our organization. We did it due to cost (but it sure made it easier on our staff).

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

It's come to my attention that some of my readers don't fully understand what an ombudsman is, much less an uninvited one. Most newspapers used to have ombudsman, back when newspapers were better.

ombudsman , n. A public advocate. The employee in a news organization assigned to investigate maladministration, ethical complaints, errors, bias and similar violations of newsworthiness and accuracy, especially those noticed by members of the public. The term comes from watchdogs against government as early as 221 B.C. in China. Government ombudsman are also a thing of the past. Bringing back ombudsman helps improve things. 


The Gun Registration We Already Have

The lamestream media told you:

We're not asking for a gun registration system to keep us all safe, according to leading gun-control advocates, although other leading gun-control advocates do seek a gun-registration system.

A proposed bill, frequently referred to as a "universal background-check system," which Congress refuses to pass, would enable a gun registration system, according to its critics. It contains language that omits every federal agency, and every federal authority or person from a ban on creating a gun-registration system, with the single exception of the U.S. Attorney General. Gun rights advocates have expressed outrage over the deceptive bill and its sponsors, false campaigning.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The current system for buying any new firearm in the United States requires filing federal paperwork with federally authorized agents known as FFLs without exception.

The FFLs are required to instantly notify the FBI of all such transactions. The FBI's record-keeping procedures for these sales to the public are unknown and there is no audit procedure in place. The FFL records are kept for at least 20 years, first by the FFLs, then by the government forever if the FFL goes out of business.

The procedure the FFLs must follow is more complex than any average citizen realizes. According to the dealers trade association (the NSSF): "75 fields on a Form 4473 need to be properly completed with each firearms transaction," an enormous burden on dealers. NSSF points out that "each error can potentially translate to an unwanted violation." Violations can lead to criminal charges and a loss of the license to operate.

Due to this risk, NSSF recommends developing "sound training, processes and monitoring controls to achieve success... Orchid Advisors is an endorsed compliance information provider for NSSF members," which dealers can use to reduce the risk of filling out one of those 75 fields incorrectly.

Dealers are subject to unannounced audits by armed federal agents, and NSSF reminds its members that, "auditors will be auditors." Calls by uninformed "experts" for additional gun registration overlook the thicket already in place, and the compliance costs already facing the industry. How another government list would stop homicidal maniacs remains unexplained.

Twenty Years of Guns On The Street

The lamestream media told you:


The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Talk is already circulating on what to do to recognize a special firearms anniversary coming up late this year. In October we'll be recognizing the fact that 20 years ago, millions of decent Arizonans acquired the ability to discreetly carry firearms legally, and virtually no one was harmed -- although it required a government permission slip and a lot of red tape at first.

This is despite an onslaught of media coverage that experts declared was unbiased and accurate -- yet it forecast bloody disasters that never occurred. No corrections were ever issued.

We found that permittees and others do not shoot each other at traffic lights, and all the slow waiters are still alive. Stories from the armed people evidence the crime-stopping power of an armed population.

"Whenever you deny a person's civil rights, you are doing evil and it will have bad consequences," said Charles Heller, a spokesperson for Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, a Wisconsin-based civil-rights group. The organization works to raise awareness of the link between disarming the public and genocide, the roots of which run deep throughout history and have touched many nations.

"Twenty years after Arizonans regained the civil right to discreetly carry firearms, we have incontrovertible proof that regular citizens can carry loaded guns in public without becoming dangerous to public safety, or leaving dead bodies behind them as the anti-rights extremists predicted in their Wild West fantasies," said Jeff Knox, director of The Firearms Coalition, a civil-rights group based in Buckeye, Ariz.

What the public has also noticed is that something in the culture is breaking down, because psychotic maniacs, frequently on prescribed FDA-approved psychotropic drugs, are roaming free and perpetrating acts of horrific disgrace on completely unsuspecting innocent people, murdering them in public before committing suicide.

The same media that falsely threatened psychotic madness from people who were tested and got government-issued permits -- the blood never ran -- saturates the public with tales of the psycho murderers, nationwide, never letting the stories end.

Just this week (6/26/14), USA Today, "The Nation's Newspaper," ran a major story in its Phoenix edition about two people shot dead in a horrific ghetto insultingly named Liberty City -- 2,000 miles away. "What possible relevance does that have here?" asked one expert. "Where is any semblance of balance with stories about all the lives saved by people with firearms?"

There is none, and there are no ethical consequences, though dire loss of revenues and readers might be attributed to the poor workmanship.

Then, according to critics, when challenged the media people hide behind the First Amendment. The public seems to be without recourse against such prejudice in such a well-entrenched enemy of truth.

There was a reason for the story however. It accompanied a tale from billionaire anti-rights activist Mike Bloomberg, who has two of his funded groups campaigning to change how statistics are collected and analyzed, to show that guns are worse than currently portrayed. I'm not making this up. How much control can one person exercise?

The story also campaigns to have the federal Centers for Disease Control get and spend money developing anti-gun-rights "medical" policy, which is forbidden by law. The public was warned that Bloomberg would start doing this at the Gun Rights Policy Conference back in September, 2013. 


Where Is Chris Simcox Now?

The lamestream media told you:

A completely unexpected surge of unaccompanied children from central America is flooding the U.S.-Mexican border and creating havoc in Texas and Arizona. This story is isn't airing so much outside of the effected border states, surprisingly enough. The border, as government has assured you is secure, but despite this, The Border Patrol can't keep them out. Responding to public and congressional demands, the agency plans to hire 2,000 more agents to supplement the 23,775 it now has. 

Look at the dangerous and hardened desperados our Border Patrol either cannot -- or has been told not to -- keep from entering the U.S. These pictures have generally not been presented to the general public through mainstream sources, because they are considered too inflammatory:

Invaders aboard a high-speed smuggling boat the U.S. Border Patrol cannot intercept midstream and force back to the foreign nation's shore from which it secretly came in broad daylight.

Mobs of desperate men and women storm a government facility where heavily armed U.S. Border Patrol agents with assault weapons, flash-bang grenades, armored vehicles, K-9 units and air support were unable to repel the invaders and regain control.

Border Patrol agents reading the riot act to unruly and dangerous invaders they were unable to repel, or were told to invite into the compound, which remained unclear at press time.


It remained unclear why three out of six Central American countries sent their unescorted children to the United States all at once, but it's only unclear to the U.S. public. Somebody knows exactly what's going on, they're not telling, and the lamestream media is doing no reporting, just shoveling the narrative without details or explanation. CNN did run this image, with the faces blurred out.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

We have satellites that can read a license plate from outer space. Now the Associated Press and our government wants you to believe 70,000 unaccompanied children have traveled or soon will cover 1,000 miles to America and it was unexpected. They are lying to your face.

They want you to believe that our Ambassadors and the entire staffs in those small countries didn't see the same television shows in April telling those people constantly that they could now leave for America and be granted access, asylum and citizenship; they didn't see people abandoning their homes and boarding trains and buses, and that they arrived here unexpectedly. They didn't see countless children suddenly missing from homes and small towns. They are lying to you. The "news" media is promoting their lies. The "news" media is a blatant lying propaganda arm of the government perpetrating this scam, and I don't say that lightly.

The Border Patrol, that you were told has secured our border so it is as safe as it has ever been according to the person occupying the White House and former security chief Janet Napolitano -- is incapable of keeping out unaccompanied six-year-old children. They are lying to your face. They are insulting you. 


They want you to believe 23,000 Border Patrol agents can't stop this.


Why on Earth would vice president uncle Joe Biden have traveled to visit the leaders of the three main perpetrator countries of this travesty now -- now that the damage is done and well underway, with the media reporting on his charade? Why didn't he do this when the campaign was in the planning stages and the TV shows promoting it starting airing months ago, or when the first trainloads started heading north? Because this is all part of the dog and pony show and campaign of deceit and lies you are supposed to swallow.

We need a Chris Simcox to stand up and call for civilians to go to the border and do what the Border Patrol, with tens of thousands of agents you are paying for, is incapable of doing -- or has been ordered by Mr. Obama or his minions not to do -- repel invaders. 

The Border Patrol agents who can't stop this need to be fired. Of course they can stop this. They must have been ordered to stand down. The people who gave those orders need to be brought up on charges.


Despite claims about violence in the U.S., the source of the unaccompanied children are said to have the highest murder rates in the world (despite extremely strict gun laws), and for all we know, we might soon hear the violence is the result of unauthorized low-budget muslim videos and guns smuggled in by BATFE. There are six small countries down there, why are Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama left out?

What we're seeing, and what's really going on, are not related to each other.

"Guns Save Lives" Speech Ban Is Officially Dead

And We Add Half Million Extra Viewers Per Day!

 1. At 12 midnight going into Saturday July 28th, the deadline for any appeal by the City of Phoenix passed and our victory in the censorship case became final.

2. Squeaking in just under the wire, the City of Phoenix filed a petition for review just before midnight on Friday, July 27th, prolonging the final outcome on whether or not we are free to say "Gun Save Lives" on Phoenix bus stops the way we want to in our paid advertising, to advance gun safety and marksmanship training. 


well... It's the first one. It's done. We won.

Right. I had to sweat out that deadline all this time.

Now maybe you have a little taste of what that was like.

You probably didn't even know. 

In honor of this final disposition, and for the 4th of July, and to coordinate with a big national news break I can't tell you about yet (!) -- we're adding 500,000 viewers a day to the Guns Save Lives campaign in Phoenix. Ten new locations around the city will sport both blue and red TrainMeAZ signs, 6-feet high, at street level, all illuminated until midnight, throughout July. That brings us to one million impressions every day.

If you're a firearms trainer in Arizona, sign up for a free listing, thanks to the firearm-industry sponsors who make this public awareness campaign possible.

The public is always welcome to use the TrainMeAZ resources for trainers, ranges, retailers, get the Where-To-Shoot GUN MAP or the statewide Arizona Firearms Industry Directory


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