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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.”

Last chance to enact National Carry, HR 38

Legislators let it languish, could still act.

House passed it months ago, all that's needed is Senate vote and Trump signature.

Could be completed in a few hours!
Mitch McConnell simply has to decide to call the vote.

The lamestream media told you:

Not a peep. But:
The Hillary investigation is swinging into high gear.
Yeah, right, where was this report, or any report, for the past two years.
Now that the R's are losing control, FOX and a few others are all hot and bothered about the stalled and abandoned Hillary investigation. This is where the real Russian collusion was. The whole thing is so perverted and corrupt it should make you nauseated. In a few weeks investigations will be all democrat controlled, you can bet the Clintons will skate.

They better be cautious with all the investigations they're planning for Mr. Trump. If they dig, and turn up dirt on Hillary, they can't just bury it, that would be criminal. It's hard to imagine how they could dig into the 2016 election and not dig up dirt on their sullied princess. What a bind -- they find damaging evidence and then have to commit felonies by not revealing it! "Be careful what you wish for, you might get it."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

I've been writing and warning about this for two years --
the promised National Carry bill that is only bait.
We're at the end of the rope.
The feds stripped out the part of this bill (HR38) where they pour money into the NICS check.
That was passed separately, and really made it look like Carry was just a smokescreen.
National Carry has been left idle by the republican house, senate and president to die.
It passed the House.
All it needs is McConnell to hold the Senate vote.
Will he?


Forwarded message:
http://arbalestquarrel.com/attention-all-law-abiding-gun-owners-concealed-handgun-carry-reciprocity-is-in-jeopardy/

ATTENTION ALL LAW-ABIDING GUN OWNERS:
NATIONAL CONCEALED HANDGUN CARRY RECIPROCITY IS IN JEOPARDY.

Concealed handgun carry reciprocity is about to die. It is about to die through deliberate inaction or callous indifference of the U.S. Senate. But we have a small window of opportunity: 21 days left to achieve the goal that has eluded us for years. It seemed assured of being accomplished by the Republican controlled 115th Congress but, it wasn’t.

Congress still has time to act before the end of the year, but that does nothing to explain why Congress failed to get this done. It certainly had ample opportunity to do so.

WHAT HAPPENED? WHY DID A REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED CONGRESS FAIL TO FULFILL PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN PROMISE?

The House of Representatives and the Senate did introduce several national handgun carry reciprocity bills in the last two years. One such bill was 115 H.R. 38, titled, “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The bill’s synopsis reads: “AN ACT to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a means by which nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed firearms may also do so in the State.”

The measure was voted on by the full House, and the Republican controlled House passed the bill, on December 6, 2017, by recorded roll call vote: 231 to 198. The vast majority of House Democrats voted against passage of the bill. Only 6 of 184 Democrats voted for passage of the bill. Contrariwise, the vast majority of House Republicans, 225, voted for passage of the bill; and 14 voted against passage.

One day later, on December 7, 2017, the bill was sent to and received by the Senate, where it was read twice, in accordance with Senate protocol, and referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary for action. And, then we heard—Nothing! Dead Silence!

The bill apparently fell into a deep, dark abyss.

Senator Mitch McConnell, who, as Senate Majority Leader, has ultimate authority for determining what bills are voted on by the full Senate, said and did nothing to get the Judiciary Committee to act so that the bill could be voted on by the full Senate.

Why didn’t the Judiciary Committee act on this? They certainly could have, but didn’t. And, why didn’t Senator Mitch McConnell urge the Judiciary Committee to action, so the full Senate would have had the opportunity to vote for passage of national concealed handgun carry legislation? We don’t know. He could have seen to this, but didn’t. Senate Republicans who can answer these questions, aren’t saying.

Much about this, we don’t know. It is deeply perplexing.

BUT, THIS MUCH WE DO KNOW—

Senator Mitch McConnell can get things done when he wants to. Senator Mitch McConnell was able to get Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. This wasn’t easy, given the strenuous pushback by Senate Democrats. And the Senator should be commended for his zealous, unflagging effort in that regard. He should be just as zealous in getting national concealed handgun legislation through the full Senate. He certainly could have done so. For some reason, he chose not to. Yet, he still has time to get this done before the 116th Congress begins its first term, on January 3, 2019, because, at that point, it would be futile. The House will seat a Democratic Party majority; and the Democratic Party leadership’s agenda will include the drafting of bills to restrict the right of the people to keep and bear arms, not to strengthen that basic, fundamental, natural, and unalienable right

The 2016 general election earned us President Donald Trump along with Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress. National Right-to-Carry was in our grasp. The timing couldn’t have been better. This is what law-abiding gun owners wanted, and NRA and other Pro-Second Amendment organizations campaigned vigorously for it. Our once-in-a-lifetime real hope for National Right-to-Carry is now slipping through our fingers.

The Senate had over a year to act on the bill, from late 2017, when it first received the bill from the House. But the Senate failed to act.

CAN’T THE SENATE SIMPLY PASS THE BILL NEXT YEAR AND SEND IT ON TO PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR HIS SIGNATURE IN 2019?

NO! IT CANNOT! All pending bills die.

“At the end of a two-year session, Congress adjourns ‘sine die’ or ‘without day’ and not reconvene until a new Congress starts some time the next January.

After that, the slate is wiped clean; there is no business pending. All of the ‘H.R.’ and ‘S.’ numbered titles that have been discussed and debated for the past two years will be archived.

When Congress reconvenes, the process starts all over again.”

When Congress reconvenes in 2019, House Republicans can reintroduce concealed handgun carry reciprocity but with a Democratic Party House of Representatives majority, the bill would never pass. So, whatever the Senate does in 2019, won’t matter because both Houses of Congress must pass a bill before a bill is sent to the President for his signature, at which point, a bill then becomes the Law of the Land, in accordance with Article 1, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution.

TIME TO PASS CONCEALED HANDGUN CARRY RECIPROCITY IS OF THE ESSENCE!

There is no time to waste. The Senate is scheduled to adjourn on December 14, 2018. If the Senate fails to pass the bill by emergency roll call vote, we will have lost the only real opportunity to see concealed handgun carry reciprocity through to fruition.

And, keep in mind: the Senate’s failure to act on national handgun carry places extreme pressure on President Trump who made this issue one of the signature issues of his campaign for U.S. President. Failure to accomplish this goal can well lead to Trump’s defeat in the general U.S. Presidential election of 2020. We must place the Senate’s feet to the fire.” This is where you can help!

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

IMMEDIATELY CALL:

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (Chairman of the Judiciary Committee): (202) 224-3744
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: (202) 224-2541
Your Senate Delegation: (202) 224-3121

TELL THEM THIS:

“The Senate must vote on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 bill immediately. The bill passed the House on December 6, 2017, almost one year ago, and has since been stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee. That is unacceptable! We have only a few precious weeks to get this matter completed. The Senate must pass this bill and send it immediately to the President for his signature. President Trump will sign the bill into law, fulfilling an important campaign promise. My continued support for you will depend on your vote to approve this bill.”

You should also contact NRA and President Trump, reminding them of their commitment to support national concealed handgun carry reciprocity. The contact numbers are as follows:

The White House: (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414
National Rifle Association (NRA): (800) 672-3888

We must put pressure on those who can get this matter accomplished.

Making a few important phone calls will only take a few minutes of your time. It is quick and easy, and critically important to safeguard and strengthen our right to keep and bear arms.

What you do can make a difference and you will be proud to have taken an active part in protecting our natural, fundamental, unalienable, and sacred right to safeguard our lives and the lives of those closest to us, with the best means available: a firearm.

If you chose to do nothing, you will only have yourself to blame.

THIS IS OUR LAST REAL SHOT AT PASSAGE OF SIGNIFICANT PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT LEGISLATION!

DON’T HESITATE TO TAKE THE SHOT. YOU WILL REGRET IT BECAUSE IT MAY BE YOUR LAST!

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Copyright © 2018 Roger J Katz (Towne Criour), Stephen L. D’Andrilli (Publius) All Rights Reserved.

Infringement is Constitutionally Banned

Punishment must be made swift and sure

"Officials" think anything is OK. It is not.
Those who would infringe must face punishment.

The lamestream media told you:

We have to take away the "assault weapons." These are too dangerous to have on "our streets." "We don't want to take away all your guns," says Mr. Hogg, convincingly, despite what all his supporters and media lapdogs say. The "assault weapon" ban simply bans anything with a magazine... and a grip. https://www.gunlaws.com/FeinsteinGunBanBillAnalysis.htm

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Civilians must have armed parity with police. That was the principle behind the Second Amendment. Government could not get out of hand if the the people were armed, the last bulwark against tyranny.

Infringement is banned in no uncertain terms in the Constitution. Taking or attempting to take legally owned guns from the public is infringement. Those who would infringe upon the public's right to possess and possession of arms must face punishment. It is not something they can simply do. Removing or outlawing firearms from the public is forbidden.

The actions of criminals, no matter how bad those acts may be, do not justify illegal actions against the public. Such logic is emblematic of the irrational behavior of so-called progressives in general. It is a sign of people who need medical treatment and are not getting any. It represents, among other problems, the logic error, appelare desperadi, "we must do something." You should not do something, you should do the right thing.

Disarming the public is not even remotely a solution to the actions of criminals or insane people. In fact, it only makes matters worse, by leaving the innocent helpless in the face of miscreants and sociopaths. Failure to see this is a sign of untreated hoplophobia.

One way of fighting this, untested at the current time, is creed discrimination. It is illegal to discriminate based upon creed. Though creed is often viewed in a religious context, it is also equally valid in a socio-political context. The fierce attachment with which many Americans cling to their right to arms is indeed a creed, dating back to Colonial times. Singling citizens out for special legal action is creed discrimination and illegal under civil-rights statutes. Where are the creative and ambitious civil-rights attorneys looking to break new ground and make a name for themselves...

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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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