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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:
 

NICKNAMES FOR MURDERERS?

 
MEDIA MONSTERS ENCOURAGE CARNAGE
 
"Hey, it sells papers. Shut up. We got our rights!"
 
Mass media supports and encourages murder and crime.
 
They can deny it all they want but the proof is in their work, which is in your face.
 
There is no excuse for promoting murderous syndicate killers with nicknames like Joey "Hatchet Killer" Bonzini, or showing names and faces of long-dead mass murderers, and they know that. The shrinks know this encourages new spree killers, police know it generates copy cats, and the murderers themselves say the promo makes them seek the glory. It's common knowledge, but reporters and editors do it any way. Shame? Or guilty, your honor? They made me do it!
 

“Refrain from gratuitous or repetitious portrayal

of mass murderers’ names and images.”

 
Remember, reporters, producers, editors and mass-media "news" crews don't get background checks.
 
They don't need licenses or testing.
 
Diversity is not a requirement -- why, they could all be from the same political party!
 
They don't even need...  education.
 
And never forget -- they make their own ID. It's not fake. It's phony.
 
Gain an understanding of how news is faked, slanted, used for an agenda, see the stats, read revealing essays, "Dr. Brown's Rules for Gun Coverage," the official ethical guidelines (prepare to laugh we are so far from them), Dr. John Lott, Prof. Fabricius, more:

Men and women aren't equal, they're different.


ALTHOUGH CAMERAS CAN EASILY DECEIVE,
A PICTURE IS WORTH A LOT OF WORDS.

Men and women aren't equal, they're different.
 
It turns out men and women throw a shotput almost equally far -- men excel by just a little.
 
That's a little hard to tell from this photo -- because top competitors aren't remotely equivalent. To balance the scales and account for the fact that men and women are not equal, women get to throw a shot that weighs about half of what a man throws: 8.8 pounds vs. 16.01 pounds (55%). Look closely... ahh... yes.
 
"Fake News" is worse than what the politicians scream about. This is inherently phony, denying fundamental truth -- then arguing for equivalency that must -- by the nature of reality -- be false.
 
Putting boys on girls' sports teams, even if the boys feel like they are girls, and vice versa, is abject nonsense. Give the girl a 16 pound shot, sure, go ahead and have fun. And vice versa.
 
"The diversity delusion."
 
"Leftist derangement syndrome."
 
P.S. Men can't have babies either. Big difference.

THE WOMEN'S ISSUE THAT WON'T QUIT

 

 
Political correctness, affirmative action, tolerance, diversity, multicultural whateverness, intolerance, being "woke," all the left-wing nuttiness that is destroying The American Way is neatly summed up in this picture.
(Click the link for a mind full.)
 
You can fool yourself, and convince yourself for only so long. Women forced by men or anyone to behave this way is not liberated behavior. While feminism and olden "women's lib" remains quiet about this, it is a fraud. #MeToo can no longer say it's "over there." Michigan and Minnesota are inculcated.

WHY DID THE WOMAN CROSS HER LEGS?


 
WHY DID THE WOMAN CROSS HER LEGS? 
 
Because the #MeToo orthodoxy is unorthodox.
 
Even if she claims allegiance to it.
 
Just look at all that makeup (not on him)!
 
Why doesn't the man cross his legs?
 
Is he hiding anything with his... hands? 
 

 
 
WHY do the women cross their legs?
To hide their lady parts!
 
For reasons that went unexplained at press time, despite raging and foaming from self-proclaimed feminists and "woke" socialists attempting to dominate: the pop culture, news media, Hollywood, the school system, music and everything around you -- even you -- women still wear clothing that exposes their lady parts, the parts that entice real men to lust after them and sometimes do unspeakable things.
 
Why women expose themselves that way, and relinquish any responsibility for the results, remained an unspoken mystery at press time. The men, as demonstrated in the images, do no such thing, and can sit with their legs comfortably akimbo. For a woman to sit with her legs apart, well, let's not go there.
 
To enhance the effect, women, even extremely old ones, paint their faces and hang metal objects from their skin, which you must not comment on, except to compliment. Deviation from the speaking norms is taken as deviation, and you will pay, deviate.
 
Sexual play and attraction in the nation is a complex game with spoken and unspoken rules. The so-called #MeToo "movement," while simultaneously addressing certain valid issues, is a also a clever tactic that effectively adds additional control over men, as if women don't exercise enough already. A man isn't complete until he's married. Then he's finished.
 
Has each side abused the other intolerably? Of course, it's common knowledge. But anyone who thinks men and women are equal must simply consider who is stronger, and from where rape claims come -- it is totally one-sided because the two sexes are not equal at all. To pretend otherwise is dumb.
 
When men start complaining about rape in equal numbers and start their own #MeAlso movement this tune will change. Fundamental differences in the very biology of things means place your bets wisely. Keep crossing your legs ladies, or change your clothes, and understand that men will by their nature always try to sneak a peek. They know you know that. #UsToo.

FRESHMEN WITH 10 SYLLABLE NAMES

About this freshman congresswoman with a ten-syllable Three-Name Name.

This is almost like granting glory nicknames to syndicate criminals. Congresswoman Cortez doesn't deserve and certainly has not earned any of this. Cortez is an easier and more appropriate name than even a three-letter acronym her allies have bestowed on her and the media waves as a badge of honor. Who do they think she is, JFK? FDR? OMG.

WTF? Why would you hand over linguistic advantage to such low-level anti-American creeps willingly?

You know they take our language (see, The Politically Corrected Glossary, http://www.gunlaws.com/politicallycorrect.htm) and use it against us (us being Americans with morals and principles). Don't do it.

Ms. "AOC" Cortez auditioned for her part as you may know, won the audition, and was then put in place by something called The Justice Democrats. Watch her gloat about winning the audition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5iv6sECGU

Learn about this pernicious new wrinkle in the political landscape The Justice Democrats. They are why Cortez is such an apparent moron, they picked someone who had no political understanding at all, so they could provide -- scripts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5iv6sECGU

Have you seen the video of her, stunned when she learns, on a roof-top garden, that food grows out of dirt? I'm not kidding. Watch that video, they picked a low level woman with big eyes and star power.

The Justice Democrats plans to attack other vulnerable dems, "primary them out" of their districts and replace them with similar puppets, to gain control of Congress and turn it totally left wing. No, it's not a conspiracy theory, it's an Alinskyesque plan. It is completely plausible. Watch those links even for a few moments to see the plain evidence and details about it.

BORDER WALLS WORK

Unnamed

APRIL 2019 • NACO, ARIZONA

We went south to the Arizona / Mexico border to see for ourselves just what was going on down there. Some friends figured we’d need AR-15s, with all the trouble reported. If we needed that kind of firepower, we’d be in the wrong place, or better make a U turn. We didn’t need anything more than credit cards for gift shops, gas, grub and board.

We figured from the sound of it, driving the dirt border road inches from Mexico and back trails through empty desert leading to it, especially if heavily armed, would surely get us stopped at least once, possibly disarmed for the duration of the stop, so maybe dress nice and don’t bring a gun you might not get back so easily.

If the situation was that tense, “this ain’t our kind of place,” to quote Charlie Daniels and in the end it didn’t matter, it didn’t matter at all. Not only didn’t we get stopped, we had to stop Border Patrol guys to ask questions, or they would have just waved as they drove by or waved us through a checkpoint. Honestly, we don't fit the profile. Profiling is a good thing, I've always said that. Because it's true. Everyone in law enforcement knows that. It's how you distinguish good guys from bad guys, at the get go.

It's an organized incursion,
not random migration.

Bottom line -- we basically found no illegal immigration problem from Douglas to Sierra Vista, where years ago there was a massive flood. The flow of people is being directed -- directed I say -- which is obvious and was also confirmed by BP people -- to locations that have (get this) sufficient food, water, housing, clothing, medical attention and basically bookkeeping facilities to handle them. I heard there are commercials running south of the border telling people now is the time to come.

And too many are now coming to handle at all, we were told in southern Arizona. But coming elsewhere, not where we were. The Yuma Sheriff publicly announced it's a crisis, they are absolutely overrun. The Tombstone Marshall told us personally all is quiet in his neck of the woods, matching what the locals told us, every one. It's an organized invasion, not random migration.

It was frustrating to sit in a Border Patrol border office and not get a straight answer about who is directing the traffic to us. ‘We don’t know, that’s not our responsibility, we just enforce the law, we don’t have that information...’ You don’t have any idea, don’t you talk among yourselves, don’t you guess, don’t you hear things from the border crossers? Don’t you have intel people in those countries, or get it somehow? I ran out of ways to ask -- not an easy thing for me. They haven’t got a clue, if you believe them on that. It’s not plausible.

Driving that dirt road, "Border Road," you can see why no one comes across here any longer. There’s a frickin’ damn big dangerous patrolled fence. It didn’t take two-point-five gazillion dollars to build either, or a decade. Firmly rooted rugged metal pipes stretch skyward, encased in razor ribbon and concertina wire. Ain’t no mother with her baby scaling this puppy and jumping. And that would do you no good. You'd land in the dirt patrol road, facing the next fence, same build. Survive that and you’re on the next dirt patrol road, all of which have flood lights and sensor arrays. And BP vehicles typically in sight of each other. Oh, didn’t the “news” mention any of this, or show it in endlessly looped video?

Fence quality and style changed from mile to mile. It was not something I would want to try to defeat even though some fencing was a softer target than other sections. This was south and east of Naco, Arizona, where years ago, foreigners tramped across a border protected by a few strands of broken barbed wire.

It wasn't us as weekend warriors facing death from banditos, this was a lovely walk in the park, a couple of days out of town. We grilled every shopkeeper, eatery owner, waitress, gift and clothing shop clerk (southern Arizona is blistered with wonderful little shops) about the non-citizens flooding through. Boring. I think we either heard stories they thought we wanted to hear, repeated, that the media just likes to scare people, or odd stories of a few bedraggled people outside of town. We saw no signs, not even scat.

So if they’re flooding the ports of entry, and other states, how much time will we need to go around and check them out? Mass media promoted February as a record setting month for captured break ins. Then announced that March set a new record, 114,000, and predicted April would beat that. Tell me someone is not orchestrating this. Tell me also Border Patrol has no idea what’s happening. Which is worse -- they really don’t know, or they know damn well and it keeps going on with their knowledge?

Don’t forget the military question: We’ve been told the military is on the border. This was especially important for my friend, and he asked about it every chance he could. Where are they? We didn’t see any. We were informed by BP (something we already knew) that the military can’t enforce civilian law, posse comitatus and all that. Fine, we don't want military enforcing civilian law on our soil.

“They’re in a support role, so we are freed up to do this work.’ So what’s a support role? None of the answers made sense. They’re doing administrative work. You have the National Guard working as secretaries? Seriously? They’re repairing vehicles. Don’t you have a motor pool, like, with mechanics? Do solders do truck maintenance? The deeper we dug, the deeper the hole. It seemed they had been coached, trained with talking points, how to deflect, we don’t know where the military support is. Not visible is one answer.

I know I'm going to hear how wrong this all is. I need to know where to look for what. Douglas was a ghost town. The roads winding their way through barren desert down that way were barren. A brief second run through Yuma looked quiet and calm. Well, that's 30 minutes from the border, say, San Luis. Foot and vehicle traffic through that port of entry seemed normal, stores were in operation. Admittedly, it was a cursory view, better look next time. But I sure wouldn't want to attempt those fences. Not with all the watchers, razor wire, or carrying anything, wall after wall. I definitely must be missing something.

I did notice the Ingraham Angle was screaming the scream, but with all the resources FOX could bring to bear, her videos showed a total of six illegals -- a few in a river (unidentified), and a few being loaded into the back of a Border Patrol vehicle.

Doors, Not Walls

Neil Cavuto almost hit it when he just said on FOX:
"Maybe the problem is just the word wall."

Right. The wall for keeping people out.
Let people in.

BUILD DOORS.
Wherever they're needed along the border.
(Terms of service agreement required for entry,
not all applicants will qualify.)

Lots of doors, in numerous spots.
This is where America lets people in.
Let them come. (Can't stop them.)
Line up like any public facility.

Mr. Trump, promise to build doors.
Build doors, not walls.
Post the rules in plain English.

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?

Illegal immigration More Planned Than You Know

The lamestream media told you:

If anything undermines the "news" media's credibility, it's this issue -- illegal immigration.

I covered this when we had millions crossing the border with no controls. Remember the Minutemen? The public had to take up the cause it was so bad. I saw it with my own eyes, wrote about it:
https://www.gunlaws.com/Minuteman.htm

Photographed the whole thing:
https://www.gunlaws.com/border1.htm

The liars in the media (it hurts to say that but it's accurate) would have you believe a spontaneous group of a few hundred moms and their kids fled torture and murder to get to the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Even when they showed pictures of masses of military age men, they continued the phony story. Unlicensed reporters kept their jobs, received no penalties.

The thousands of ("asylum seekers" or "distressed families" or "working poor" or "displaced locals" or "immigrants" or "migrants") came on foot with no assistance and no plan. We were told.

No one reporter even examined the claims of massive murder and mayhem in the three central American nations. A quick check with travel agencies shows each one gets about 1,000,000 (one million) international tourists a year. Not exactly the definition of war torn shoot holes.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

A picture is worth a thousand words:


To seek asylum from terrible danger, take the shortest route to safety.



To make a political statement with agenda-driven ally backing,


take the longest route and lie about everything to a


co-opted immoral "news" media/political partnership


(and get the most sympathetic courts, anticipating your arrival).

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About the Author

  • 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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