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THEY’VE GONE TOO FAR

Left-wing politicians left the closet

As originally published in American Handgunner Magazine

January-February 2020 edition, on newsstands now!
See Alan's previous work there: https://americanhandgunner.com/page/1/?s=Alan+Korwin

 

If a political party with significant power abandons the rule of law, proceeding headlong down a path with no Constitution, no due process and brute force thinly disguised as court decisions, is this why America’s public is armed?

Back in Colonial times, the public understood the only deterrent to a government run amok was power in the hands of the people:

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

–Thomas Jefferson

To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.

–George Mason

 OK, so we’re well armed, at least the half of us that understands these things. The other half, unfortunately, collectively cloistered in a single political party is clueless. They have reached a point, whipped on by their “democratically elected leaders” where they’ve been convinced they must vote us out of our rights.

They can’t legitimately confiscate property we already own, but this doesn’t seem to matter in present presidential debates. An entire party’s worth of candidates don’t see it, or ask each other—they have actually put it in their platform. A full palette of prohibited acts have become their goals—ex post facto laws, takings without compensation, warrantless searches and seizures, even total bans on firearms. It’s as if the Constitution does not exist.

The so-called “news” media doesn’t question it either, not even a little. If there ever was a third rail of politics, it is no longer Social Security, at least not with millennials cheering skateboarders onto a stage. It is guns—and not just keeping and bearing them. It is the disarming, subarming and confiscation part. The part no reporter will address. Not because they don’t care—they care deeply. They want you disarmed as much as these campaigning pols. They won’t touch it out of electrified fear.

One candidate after another has a more ambitious plan to outlaw, confiscate and ban the best firearms we own. The types police prefer because they’re the best. America, we have reached a tipping point. We have reached the point the Founders armed us for, and only we the armed seem to notice. It’s because we’re old enough to have been educated before socialism overtook and overwhelmed the education system—marxism uber alles.

America has gotten so opulent, comfortable and frankly lazy, the idea of using the front end of guns for their intended purpose—defense of freedom against a confiscatory, un-constitutional, radicalized government seems virtually unthinkable. Candidates don’t fear our arms. They’re proudly—proudly!—promising to confiscate, well, virtually everything that launches lead. Ask what they believe is protected, they stammer. Some believe and have said the Constitution protects muzzleloaders, from the time the document was written.

They say that into microphones that spread speech worldwide instantly. When the Constitution was written, speech traveled as far as you could throw your voice from a soapbox, and no further. The irony is lost on them.

Their hatred—yes hatred—of you and your guns knows no bounds. The days of denying it have ended. They are out of the closet. Some do hate guns in a hoplophobic way, like arachnophobes hate spiders and aquaphobes fear water. It’s just blind medical hatred, and subject to cure, but medical magicians have their heads firmly up where the sun don’t shine. They are “in denial,” the left’s favorite phrase for everyone but themselves.

But others hate you for that root cause—you represent freedom. That firearm in your hands is power, just like guns in their alphabet-soup agencies is power. Sure, power comes from the barrel of a pen, and they have those, but hard power comes from the barrel of a gun. They know this. They want yours which, just coincidentally, will leave you powerless. It will make their tyrannical leadership more secure. They understand it like the communist Chinese leadership understands it. And like every dictatorship that rules (“leads”) a nation of people who are disarmed.

So at what point does the muzzle of your gun protect your gun from tyranny? When one of these socialist-dictator types (running as “green” candidates but actually outspoken virtual commie red ones) decides you can’t keep a decent rifle you already own, and assaults it with “a bill”? Do you file a letter or protest? Do you wait for an official vote? Go to courts they run, with judges they pay, and lawyers—yours and theirs—licensed by them, and learn, as Lenny Bruce poignantly noted, “In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls”? They’re coming for your guns, loudly, proudly, in the open, now, on center stage. Do you really expect to get the kind of fair treatment the Central Park Five got?

It is beyond comprehension—ambitious candidates of an entire party—are campaigning on things the Constitution bans, and getting cheering support.

I certainly don’t advocate violence. On the other hand, like my armed countrymen, I vigorously support self defense and am prepared to act if desperate immediate proximate criminal trouble were to arise, God forbid. I’ve been through intensive training, classes, reading, for decades. I’ve written ten books on the subject—so far.

What I haven’t done is consider the dire threat politicians present to the nation, when they stoke the flames of revolution by doing precisely what the British did that got us there those many years ago. They have announced they’re coming for our guns. It is not subtle. It is not limited. It is not allowed.

Armed with Weapons of Sport

NOTE: Dear Page Nine readers -- It's been a while. My WWII vet Dad, now 99, has been taking up some time. My other projects, national magazine columns, decreasing energy with advancing age (my overachiever days seem to be behind me now that I've turned 70!), clients, grandson, sci-fi screenplay, speaking engagements, travel, Bloomfield Press, no matter how hard I work, I can't seem to do everything anymore, like I used to do. Page Nine appeared regularly for 13 years (can you believe it?) 184 issues, all still posted and most still good (too much honesty Alan). Read some! I've been drafting news releases as a consultant for JPFO, a group worthy of your support regardless of your religion or interest in such matters. Their fight for freedom and preservation of firearms ownership is second to none. I plan to post some, like, now. Alan.

 

 

Robert Francis Couldn't be More Wrong

 THE FOUNDERS DIDN’T WANT AMERICANS ARMED
WITH WEAPONS OF SPORT
 

The “Nicknamed Candidate” has no clue about firearms

Our forefathers fought our British oppressors with weapons of war. The “Nicknamed Candidate” for president, this Beto fellow, thinks the Founders couldn’t imagine us armed properly with weapons of war. We had the most sophisticated weapons of war imaginable in the late 1700s, weapons capable of fighting and defeating the most powerful army on the planet. That was the plan. It still is. The Second Amendment codifies this for the Militia -- our People.

This person running for president as Beto must be a fool. His understanding of history stops short of any comprehension of why we are armed. We are armed as a balance of power, a threat to the existing order if it gets out of line. It keeps us free. You don’t do that subarmed, with weapons of sport, or weapons of hunting ducks. Americans must have parity with police and infantry. To the extent we do not, we are subject to subjugation and frankly, that balance is slipping, and so tyranny creeps closer. Any careful observer can see that’s true, and frightening.

The fact that no one at the presidential debate, no competing candidate, moderator or people "allowed" to interview him afterwards even touched on this subject later tells you all you need to know about the sorry state of modern politics and so-called "news" media. It lacks any news content. The perpetrators of the broadcasts couldn't qualify for an entry level journalism exam. Their understanding of history -- and interviewing skills -- is lower than an eighth grader. They are not just fake news, they are incompetent and misleading the nation, doing irreparable harm.

CNN for one was just outed as a deliberately partisan shill for the democrat party, led by a man whose license to operate should be revoked. Oh, that's right. Journalists are unlicensed, operating without background checks -- or morals. Or facts. And they fired their ombudsman years ago, like the rest of the media.

Relying on a handful of psychotic maniacs who senselessly murder unarmed civilians as leverage to disarm the entire populace -- what the entire democrat party seems to be doing -- is emblematic of exactly who you do not want to elect or even listen to for advice.

Asking the nicknamed candidate, riding a child’s skateboard -- which didn’t even exist in Colonial times -- for advice on how to run the country, is a fool’s game. The fact that our so-called “news” media would give him serious consideration may be the second biggest problem we face. Not just fake news, but fraudulent reporting, misleading the body politic, using a putz as a pundit.

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A version of this essay was published last week by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, jpfo.org, who I have been consulting with for many years. They stand alone among many fine gun-rights groups, putting teeth behind the words, Never Again!, unafraid to call a spade a spade. The lamestream is afraid to attack JPFO openly, for fear of being called anti-Semitic or racist, which of course they all are, but hide. Muslim Arab communities for example, which the lamestream often shows unwarranted sympathy for, even when the subject is the ongoing jihad against Western Civilization, are all Semitic people, the first deception. It's proof media isn't anti-Semitic, they are Jew haters. Media often use language to hide what they do:


The Politically Corrected Glossary, http://www.gunlaws.com/politicallycorrect.htm

As far as blatant racism, media hides it front of your face by lamenting the problems facing people of color, using the preposition "of" to hide what they used to freely call colored people, now a prohibited phrase, because it's racist. Hey media -- they're both equal. Singling out colored people (oops, people of color) for notoriety, is racism on your sleeve. Dear readers, when you see that preposition next (it is constant) read the line without it, and have your eyes opened. Become woke.

In Other News...

GunsAmerica is reporting on a black couple who run a self defense and firearms-safety training firm in L.A. censured by political pressure, apparently (though unconfirmed) from Cory Booker and Maxine Waters, according to the business owner. A story featuring the firm set to run in the black community newspaper the next day was scrapped, details here:

https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/exclusive-historic-la-newspaper-pulls-pro-gun-article-due/

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Mind-boggling hatred of our sitting president has allowed our die-hard real Russian communist enemies to avoid desperately needed attention. Isn't that the real conclusion of the Mueller report? Russia is working against us non-stop, and the democrats are working non-stop against our president, out of blind fuming hatred. Yes, the president is not a commie agent.

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Attacking Gun Rights Due To Massacres Is Nonsense 

It’s a convenient excuse for disarming the innocent, that’s all. 

Eleven teenagers die EVERY DAY texting while driving. Every day.
Psychopaths commit murder infrequently, but get "news" coverage for weeks on end, and years later too.

Media friends: Start promoting those REAL avoidable tragedies, and help end them. Every day. Use endless video loops, like we see for years, of armed psychopaths. Show grief stricken parents. Flashy lights. The works. Make the public supremely aware of the bloodbath -- from cell phones.  Daily.

Encourage marches on the cell companies. They share the blame. 

Demand that a mobile phone’s sensitive motion detectors lock out texting while in moving vehicles. This is easy and a good fix. Phone companies are culpable for not doing it already, they know they can. So many lives will be saved that rare acts of psychopaths won’t hit the radar. 

Infringing on gun rights is not about saving lives, that’s a rotten excuse. Save lives by infringing on criminals. Infringing on gun rights and innocent people is about gaining power. It reveals a mindset that critics claim has pervaded the news platforms. They’re right.

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Watch out for language "news" media uses to fake you out:

Shooting is a sport. The media uses it constantly to mislead and denigrate your gun rights.

Murder is a crime. The media avoids it like a plague, because it is. They constantly call a murder a shooting.

 

The problem America faces is murder and mass murderers, word you don't see.

 

This is invented: gun violence. It is straight propaganda.

The earliest use I can find is 2013, when a group gave itself that in its name.

The term didn't exist just a few years ago.

Leftist progressive socialists are good at inventing terms.

 

The real term is crime, virtually eliminated from media usage.

 

Think crime when you see them use gun violence, watch how dramatically the story shifts.

Same for murder instead of shooting. It's like night and day.

To borrow a phrase from the leftists, you'll become "woke."

JPFO editorial: Democrats calling for disarmament

I am a consultant to this group.

Serving as Editor for their newsletter, The Bill of Rights Sentinel, it seems to me they are 100% on target with this position.

If you agree, at least see what else they have to say, click the newsletter title above for the archive, all of it consistent, most of it never voiced elsewhere. Learn more about this group that holds the moral high ground, http://www.jpfo.org


Few groups have the guts to make this announcement.

  No democrat has spoken out against the bold, explicit demand to confiscate guns.
They stand in favor of it, with silent approval and lack of complaint.
This is what they plan if they gain power, no more mincing words.
They show no fear of armed revolt.


Unnamed
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  •  Sept. 18, 2019  •  Contact: Floyd Neeland  

  FROM THE WARNING IN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE:
"evinces a design to reduce them to despotism"

  Democrats have "come out of the closet,"

cheering to disarm the public.

This is no false alarm or hype. A significant portion of our own political establishment is calling for disarmament of our own citizenry, while remaining heavily armed itself. Seeking to incrementally or completely disarm the public is tyranny--the very acts that led to revolt against the British Empire. The bill Democrats want (H.R.1296) seeks to ban guns with grips--it is called but isn't some sort of "assault-weapon" act. Democrats are deceiving you -- and the media -- which hasn't read the bill.  

Politicians and their minions who press ahead with this agenda are encouraging a deadly response they should never want to face. Those people should be removed from office or candidacy by legal means before matters get worse, while time remains. Gun confiscation is a bright red line. H.R.1296 bans guns with grips, not "assault" something. Assault is an illegal behavior, not a gun type.

Democrats cannot legally do what they are proposing, it is infringement, which is banned. Leaders of that party must object to the proposed confiscations, but they have not. Confiscation is an obvious overt violation of law and human and civil rights. Any pretense at gaining office by swearing an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, while adhering to such outrageous policies is preposterous and subversive.

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership calls for immediate censure of Robert "Beto" O'Rourke by Congress, for insisting that if elected he would take guns from Americans, a blatantly illegal act. We call for an immediate and unequivocal renunciation of that position by every politician seeking office, unless they come out and publicly demand repeals of The U.S. Bill of Rights. Do not be cowards--face us and admit where you stand.

Media Promote Spree-Murder Contagion Again

Senseless breathless reports contain little news

This is the right time to remember the “Don't Inspire Evil” Initiative

CNN and MSNBC are running non-stop newsless murderer promos

News outlets that feature and name mass murderers border on criminality. They don’t advance news—they encourage copycats. Reporters, editors and producers know this, they’ve seen it, they’ve been warned by police, doctors and their own watchdog agencies—plus the criminals themselves tell them so. “But it increases our audience and revenues!” they cry (or silently admit). It could hardly be more despicable or corrupt.

“In the first 90 seconds on any news channel you’ll get all the news you’re going to get,” said Alan Korwin, the publisher at Bloomfield Press. “Where it happened, how many dead and injured, what was used, and pointless speculation on why, which is unknown. After that it’s just lurid and morbid repetition, endless background “B-roll” image loops and talking heads, with armored police and hypnotic flashing lights,” Korwin notes. “The media knows it, viewers know it, and crazed criminals waiting to act know it. It encourages them and they tell us so, but media continues the cycle of blood and headlines anyway.”

Images of victims, families, crying, and especially politicians using it to campaign violate news-media ethics codes. Demands to disarm the public that did nothing are detestable and abrogate basic human rights. Failure to examine the deterioration of society's fabric, the family unit, the education system and basic morality that breeds these monsters is a breech of the public trust. Chris Cuomo of CNN was seen on air wearing a T-shirt instantly made to profit from a recent tragedy in El Paso (which now has a new twisted pronunciation), and instead of a well-deserved scold, his partner Don Lemon chimed in, "Get me one!"

“Refrain from gratuitous or repetitious portrayal of mass murderers’ names and images,” is the theme of a campaign at Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, http://www.jpfo.org, a civil-rights group celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The media has ignored this year after year.

"But news outlets relish the chance to sink to the lowest sensational interest," the group insists. Displaying names and images of the most heinous mass murderers on page one motivates those psychopaths. Conferring fame on murderers is not “news,” it is a corrupt financial misuse of the public trust and exactly what the murderers seek. Mass-media outlets profiting from mass murder deserve scorn, boycotts and open recognition for incentivizing copycat murder and societal decay. Promoting murder products should get them fired instantly. What sort of producer allows that to air.

Police know the media encourage criminals and police vehemently oppose this. Medical and psychological authorities recognize the effects and publish professional papers denouncing the practice. The public sees it, has abandoned the so-called “news” in droves and lost faith in legacy media. Meanwhile, mass-media personnel laugh it off, vilify the right to arms, conflate murder with shooting—a righteous tradition and fine American sport that’s bigger than golf—then drink at their elite award dinners, rake in cash from useful idiots, and feign ignorance as audiences shrink, credibility evaporates and the public is revulsed.

We call upon the Fourth Estate to wake up to their self-evident complicity in mass murder. Stop publicizing the names, faces and spiels of heinous criminals. Ask political candidates if they have any programs for teaching the public about their right to arms, the proper use of firearms, or the role guns play and have always played in the preservation of peace and freedom. How is it this never gets ink? It's blatantly obvious you do not cover the subject, as if it was a new electrified third rail in politics. What are you afraid of—have you been told to censor yourselves?

Democrat voters get no choice on guns

Crowded Democrat’s Presidential Field
Offers No Pro-Gun-Rights Candidates

Not a single supporter of Right to Self Defense emerges 

“A new 3rd rail in politics” 

Voters get no choice—Only government agents to be properly armed

No limit to officials’ firepower, or raw power

“Media is not woke on this issue”

 

The Founding Fathers’ fears have materialized, at least for one political party on the American landscape. Left-leaning politicians have decided only officials should have proper guns. It’s exactly like the British who forced this country into independence. "Why does anyone need an AR-15?" media pundits perpetually wonder? Just ask police, it's their firearm of choice, the same as millions of decent American citizens.

“Democrats are running on a host of issues that are actually banned by the U.S. Constitution, which is itself newsworthy,” said Alan Korwin, publisher at Bloomfield Press. “That is stunning, but the legacy media is silent, encouraging an entire political party to abandon the rule of law,” he said. “We have been publishing books on the Second Amendment for decades—about preserving the right to keep and bear arms—which no candidate on the left side of the aisle is standing to support.”

“What is worse,” according to Second Amendment Foundation chairman Alan Gottlieb, “most have taken a position for some form of confiscation of privately owned firearms, which is infringement by definition,” he said. “If they can champion such gross violation of our fundamental charter, what other atrocities might they be willing to back if they gain power?” Non-delegated powers fill their platform, he says.

The idea of guns in the hands of government, without commensurate power in the hands of the people, has all the earmarks of tyrannical government, a point the media won’t even touch, Korwin asserts. “It is the new 3rd rail of politics,” he says, “a subject deemed too hot for the media to even mention.”

 

Response to Dumbfounded Dad

Quite a few people have written to tell me about an advice column in the Chicago Tribune, so full of gun nonsense and distortion it was hard to believe the paper ran it, or columnist Amy's hopelessly ignorant reply.

Personal Defense World magazine asked me to draft a reply, which they just published.

https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/2019/06/dear-amy-legal-gun-ownership

If you have any doubt about a total lack of knowledge or overwhelming bias concerning guns at the Trib, you can abandon that now. Pretty much similar to other legacy media outlets. "Dumbfounded Dad" begins:

This week I discovered that my intelligent, hard-working,responsible 24-year-old daughter (who lives with me) is a gun owner! And it's not a normal gun either — it is a 40 caliber semi-automatic, and she has hollow point bullets. Amy, this is the kind of weapon a criminal would possess!

Amy's response piles on ignorance and fabrication like gasoline on a wildfire. Hollowpoint ammo explodes. It gets worse. Read the reply.

The ethical lapse this represented is a subject I'll be speaking about at the annual Mensa conference here in Phoenix in July (invitation only). If you'd like me to speak about "Enforcing News Media Ethics" for your group or event please get in touch. I can send you the forum outline.

The SHOT Show 2019


Yeah, yeah, months ago, I told you I was busy...

Media may be nuts, industry isn't

Firearms professionals diligent, creative, honest, good Americans
 
The SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade show) remains
the preeminent industry trade show on the planet.
I have reported on it in detail many times in the past,
review prior Page nine reports for a sense of it --
 
Endless supplies of ammo for professional and consumer use:
 

 
 
Endless supplies of models adorned exhibitor booths, an American tradition,
which both men and women understood and appreciated:
 

 
Writers got to spend time with their editors, here with Roy Huntington,
of American Handgunner Magazine:
 
 
Celebrities were abundant, here I got some face time with Dana Loesch,
so we discussed important issues about the use of language,
and how the left steals words and bends them out of shape,
a topic we are both very aware of and detest:
 

Background Check Clamor Obscures Real Problem

The lamestream media told you:

Universal background checks are the real solution to gun deaths, or what we call gun violence, or what we call mass shootings, or what we call terrorism, or what we call mental-health problems.

Please forget that we used to call it five-day waiting periods, when it was known as the Brady bill. Back when it funded the FBI's sprawling campus that houses the NICS computers, allowing it to check out any American from a single location, for the background checks, that are now the golden fleece, and all waiting-period talk has been abandoned, because that was a worthless smokescreen, served its purpose with useful idiots, never amounted to anything or stopped anyone anyway. Selling guns to gang members and the rest, five days later, solved nothing. It was the computer, that's what mattered, and the statutory authority to use it.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Background check real issues, short form:

-- No mass murderers have been stopped, that's just the evidence. This is among the gun lobby's main points.

-- If the goal is to stop mass murders (the left says it is), this doesn't do that.

-- Related, 6,000 inner-city murders, the main criminal statistic, is unaffected after 20 years. The total lack of murder trials for that is also unaffected. So -- what's the point of background checks if the crimes are ignored.

-- The big issue: When hardened criminals are finally found, turned down trying to buy guns at retail, they are just sent away with their money. Is that what you support? (That's rarely even mentioned, no one supports that when they find out).

-- The background check ignores the problem of sociopathic children who want to mass murder their classmates -- the main reason people are clamoring for checks these days.

-- Most of the people stopped and denied their rights are guilty of nothing, the studies have found, they just lose their rights though bureaucracy.

-- The people turned down can't be convicted of anything.

-- The numbers of convictions (we're told the system weeds out criminals trying to buy guns -- very serious crime) is in two digits out of tens of thousands of denials and millions of checks. What is the system actually doing?

-- There is no reasonable way to get off the list.

-- There is not even a practical way to find out if you are on the list.

-- Muslim jihadis aren't perturbed in their quest by background checks.

-- Every gang member, mental case, would-be murderer and 100 million decent Americans who are already armed are, like, already armed, making the background check system superfluous for them to control crime.

-- The left-leaning response to that side of the problem (existing guns already owned) is, we'll get those guns too.

-- But think about that -- all this fuss is about new psychos who need their first gun. Didn't the media and the antis think this through?

-- The cost of the system, in billions (real numbers are not available for reasons unclear at press time) could be desperately applied to real crime-fighting needs, but is blocked by democrats who want the NICS system up.

-- The system collects the names of 12 million innocent Americans annually who buy guns, the real reason the system was built -- according to knowledgable insiders on both sides of the aisle.

-- In point of fact, background checks have been a huge success -- measured from the perspective of collecting gun owners' names.

-- A background check can be conducted without gathering everyone's name, but politicians and bureaucrats refuse to do that, because it's really the names they want -- they know the check doesn't accomplish much else. http://www.gunlaws.com/BIDSvNICS.htm

-- The studies of armed criminals show the checks don't stop them -- they simply use straw buyers who have no criminal record. Or get some of the 350 million guns already in private hands. Or some of the countless guns smuggled in with the same ease as fentanyl, coke, pot, heroin, sex slaves and everything else.

How much more do I have to put on this list before you, too, realize the background check is about collecting the names of the innocent, ignoring gangland murders, psychotic children, sociopaths or the jihad and misdirecting attention?

Remember, the FBI could easily circulate the names of the bad guys, like wanted posters, and gun dealers could check the list to stop retail sales to villains. Instead they require business people to send the names of all their customers to the FBI. Ask yourself why it is never explained like that (known as, "clearly").

Instead, it's the usual suspects: hoplophobes, leftist/socialist/statists, useful idiots, uninformed media, misinformed schoolkids, apparatchiks and more who want the government surveillance checks expanded. Will this help if they read it?

Bonus questions:

Can the sociopathology of democrat-controlled inner cities be addressed so the murder rate drops?

v How do we stop our children from becoming sociopathic monsters, and why is that happening all of a sudden?

Armed Citizens Quietly Protest

Pittsburgh Stages Armed Rally to Defy Abusive Government

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing on national news. Local news covered it heavily because there were... guns! OMG! but failed to explain the actual issues with any degree of depth or accuracy. The mayor and police officials got plenty of face time and expressed concerns and fear, at length. Reiterations of restrictive laws and bans received copious airtime, with regretful reminders that arms are not banned, but legislation for that was coming.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

With government officials attempting to enact laws that are strictly banned, Americans were in the streets protecting the blatant, unethical, attempted unconstitutional abuse perpetrated on the public by various officials, none of whom have been charged with anything yet, and remain in office. State law prohibited localities from enacting their own gun laws, but this hasn't controlled Pittsburgh "authorities" from attempting exactly that, reminiscent of how so-called "gun-control" laws fail to control criminals. It was only action by armed individuals, similar to how police control people who violate the law, began to maintain law and order.

The city got the message, apparently, and seems to be backing off its illegal power grab, which included infringement on people's property, the right to bear arms and reductions or eliminations of due process. A loss of due process is the subject of proposed criminal penalties for anyone attempting such violations of fundamental rights.

A simple web search will give you numerous posts of images, home videos, "news" media reports and more on the well attended Pittsburgh protest. Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, http://www.jpfo.org issued a statement in support of the rally:

JPFO Statement for the Pittsburgh Rally

CIVIL RIGHTS RALLY IN
PITTSBURGH IS THE HIGH ROAD

Misguided effort to disarm Jews
and the public is wrong

JPFO Statement for the Pittsburgh Rally

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership respects and supports the efforts of our colleagues and patriots in Pittsburgh for exercising their rights to assemble and freely speak in defense of the fundamental human and civil right to keep and bear arms.

It is disheartening that some of our countrymen -- elected and religious officials included -- have been misguided into falsely believing that by weakening, disarming or making innocent people vulnerable we will somehow stop crime or forestall the actions of sociopaths. Nothing could be further from the truth. Today’s assembly in Pittsburgh is determined to get this important message across:

So-called “gun control” doesn’t control guns and doesn’t stop crime! It is a code phrase for disarming the public, and is never the right choice for public policy. You can’t arm slaves and expect them to remain slaves, and similarly, you can’t disarm free citizens and expect them to remain free. Watch carefully who does the disarming. A freely armed public is why America is the great magnet that attracts desperately oppressed gunless people from across the globe.

Taking lawfully owned firearms and accessories from the people who own them is infringement. Infringement is banned by the U.S. Constitution. The people who attempt to infringe on our rights are modern day red coats, dressed in business attire, who must be resisted by all available means. Infringers earn and deserve prison sentences!

The mass-media community is complicit in promoting the distorted message that weakness is strength, or disarming the average woman or man is good -- the precise opposite of the truth. Their incessant front-page promotion of mass murderers by name and image encourages copycats. They know this, and use it to further their nefarious cause of civil disarmament. Protected by heavily armed minions of government, these sycophants of the system violate every principle of ethical journalism and argue for reducing the public under absolute despotism, the sure road to the loss of freedom, genocide and enslavement.

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership stands four square with our courageous allies in defense of liberty, property ownership and a heavily armed public, as the balance to power it was successfully designed to be by our intelligent, well educated and religiously inclined Founding Fathers!

Signed, The Management and Bd. of Directors of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership



“Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, http://www.jpfo.org is America’s most aggressive civil-rights organization, dedicated to destroying the notion of ‘gun control’ as any kind of credible public-policy position. So-called ‘gun control’ does not control guns and doesn’t control criminal behavior. What it does do is disarm the innocent, leaving them helpless in the face of criminals, tyrannical governments and genocide. History repeatedly proves this fact. Founded in 1989 by Aaron Zelman as a response to the Holocaust, JPFO speaks with the moral authority and tenacious commitment of survivors of persecution, and knows that surrendering your personal and family safety to government protection courts disaster. You don’t have to be Jewish to fight by our side, you just have to love liberty.”

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