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A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

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A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”

“Fireamrms are the People’s Liberty teeth” ~ George Washington

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” –Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishment, quoted by Thomas Jefferson in Commonplace Book

 

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Noah Webster – 1787 — An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.

Reference: Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States, Ford (29)

EveryTown, USA (a Nation of Riflemen) – -(AmmoLand.com)- In just 3 months Americans bought enough guns to outfit the entire Chinese and Indian army’s combined.

“You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” – Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto WWII

You also bought 1,529,635,000 rounds of ammunition in just the month of December 2008. Yeah that is right, that is Billion with a “B”. This number takes no accounting of reloading or reloaded ammunition.

This is an evaluation of overall firearms and ammunition purchases based on low end numbers per Federal NIC instacheck data base Statistics. The numbers presented are only PART of the overall numbers of arms and ammunition that have been sold. The actual numbers are much higher.

Follow Up:

For those who asked see our follow up post with links to the data.
Update: USA Buys Enough Guns in 3 Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Army

Only One In Four Americans Say Stricter Gun Laws Can Prevent Mass Shootings »
A new Gallup poll reveals that nearly one quarter of Americans believe that stricter gun laws could prevent mass shootings in the United States. 

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A Simple Tutorial For Liberals About Guns

In Can You Hear Me Now?, Disappearing Ink on 13/01/2011 at 20:35

Republican Wyatt Earp

Now that we have irrefutable evidence that Jared Lee Loughner wasn’t inspired to his horrific act of violence last week by the tea parties, Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh, we’ve assembled some simple rules for liberals to follow in the future, so they don’t actually get someone shot themselves with their irresponsible charges.

Granted, some on the left seem to want Sarah Palin dead, if you can believe the tweets and comments on the Daily Kos and Media Matters, but we will assume that a few hundred wingnuts don’t represent the vast majority of lost souls who call themselves progressives. You will notice, however, that Hot Air and Big Government and The Daily Caller posts aren’t burning up with threats from conservatives who wish Barack Obama or Nancy Pelosi harm. We don’t wish them harm; we wish them retired.

First, conservatives don’t point their guns at anyone who isn’t pointing one at them. This was best demonstrated historically at the O.K. Corral, where four loudmouthed Democrats given to making outrageous charges drew their guns on the Republican Earp brothers. The Earps won. Of course they had one pro-gun Blue Dog with them, Doc Holliday, but the fight was fair. Check my history here, but I think that was the last time a Democrat ever got on the right side anything.

Secondly, pro-gun conservatives don’t make idle threats. If you’ve been warned it is because you are dangerous to someone. We don’t brandish our guns and yell a whole lot; it doesn’t accomplish anything. Generally a conservative is more apt to back you in the corner for a good bitch slapping rather than shoot you. Ammunition is expensive.

Third, a pro-gun conservative may have a weapon at any time, regardless of liberal municipal ordinances—call it a weakness—but he or she will never point it at a public official or an innocent citizen. Worry if you are an armed rapist, mugger, home invader or loony tune out to wreak havoc on innocent citizens, otherwise you are safe.

Last, and this is important, pro-gun conservatives understand the limitations of the Second Amendment. If you see a gate around one of our yards, it is usually not there to keep intruders out; it is there to keep them in until the police take them away. Of course, there are those unfortunate times when an intruder brings a gun to a conservative’s home, but we cannot be responsible for everyone.

In spite of a complete lack of evidence and contrary to history, liberals have for years waited for unfortunate opportunities to level baseless charges at conservatives, when quite the contrary has been the case. A pro-Castro communist assassinated JFK, Robert Kennedy was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist, and Harry Truman’s attackers were Puerto Rican rebels.

John Hinckley was a deranged Jodie Foster fan; Squeaky Fromm and Sara Jane Moore, who each attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford were, respectively, a Manson Family member and whack job. Each one of these individuals can be accurately described as a liberal.

When are you guys going to get it right? We don’t shoot politicians, you do.

The Arizona Shootings, Gun Violence Research and the Facts vs. The New York Times

By John Lott | FoxNews.com

Published January 14, 2011

You know you’re doing something right when two New York Times columnists, Gail Collins and Nicholas Kristof, attack your research on the same day. Kristof followed up on criticism leveled earlier in the week by others writing for The Times. I must have said something substantial enough to warrant this attention. Let us check the facts. Gail Collins worries that law-abiding citizens carrying concealed handguns can’t be trusted:

“One can only hope that Saturday’s horrible attack in Tucson encourages more citizens to carry concealed handguns,” wrote John Lott, Jr. . . . on Wednesday. As a model, he pointed to Joseph Zamudio, . . . Lott’s theory was that Zamudio was able to lend a hand “because his legally carried 9 mm semiautomatice offered him protection.” He neglected to mention that while Zamudio never fired at the gunman, he almost drew on an innocent man by mistake.

No, it was not my mere speculation. Zamudio himself told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” that he though that carrying a gun made him willing to run towards the shots while almost everyone else was running for cover. As to the possibility of shooting an innocent man, that possibility didn’t occur because Zamudio used caution and observed from the gun’s slide that it was out of bullets. While gun control advocates like to view his composure as extraordinary, it actually happens again and again.

Of all the multiple victim shootings around the country in public schools, the Appalachian Law School, on city streets, churches, or in malls that have been stopped law-abiding citizens with concealed handguns, none, not a single one has resulted in innocent bystanders being shot. Indeed, rarely do the citizens with the concealed handguns actually pull the trigger, simply brandishing the gun stops the attack. Permit holders do not endanger others.

Take Arizona, since that is where all the focus is. As of December 1, 2007, there were 99,370 active permits. During 2007, 33 permits were revoked for any reason — a 0.03% rate — cases that did not involve using the gun to harm others. And this is true in state after state. Between October 1, 1987 and December 31, 2010, Florida issued permits to 1.9 million people. 168 permit holders had their permits revoked for any firearms related violation, a rate of 0.009%.

Some writers — Mr. Kristof as well as earlier pieces by John Donohue and James Alan Fox from Tuesday’s New York Times website — argue that the academic literature disagrees with the my claim that concealed handguns deter crime.

Kristof wrote: “One scholar, John Lott Jr., published a book suggesting that more guns lead to less crime, but many studies have now debunked that finding (although it’s also true that a boom in concealed weapons didn’t lead to the bloodbath that liberals had forecast).”

And John Donohue claimed: “while some early studies by John Lott and others suggested that state policies providing greater freedom to carry guns would reduce crime, empirical evidence refutes this view.”

When my original findings were published in the mid-nineties, there was a widely held belief that right-to-carry laws could result in blood baths and see increased deaths. Ample empirical evidence has shown this not to be the case. The debate is rather over whether there is no effect, a small benefit, or a large benefit.

Despite the above assertions, most of the academic research, including recent research on right-to-carry research by economists and criminologists do indeed show that the laws reduce violent crime (see the table here from the third edition of “More Guns, Less Crime“).

Among peer reviewed studies in academic journals, 16 studies examining national data find that right-to-carry laws reduced violent crime, 10 claimed that they found no discernible effect, and zero studies found a bad effect from the law. Five other non-refereed studies were more divided, with three finding drops in crime, one claiming to find no effect, and two saying that there were either no effect or possibly small increases in crime. But even “no discernible effect” is usually not the same as “debunking” or “refuting” a hypothesis. Rather it often means that the evidence is not sufficient to draw a conclusion.

Both Kristof and Donohue link to a paper by Ayres and Donohue that supposedly “debunks” my research. That is hardly true. Even if we were to fully accept the wording of the research paper, which is questionable, they claim to have found a small temporary initial rise in crime, followed by a long sustained drop. Yet, even the initial increase is a result of a mistake in how they set up their regressions and even their own more precise estimates of the yearly changes in crime never show that increase.

James Fox points to research on multiple victim public shootings: “criminologists Grant Duwe, Tomislav Kovandzic, and Carlisle Moody [that] found the effect of various right to carry laws on the incidence of public mass shootings to be negligible.” Alas, unlike my own work with William Landes, the research restrict their sample to attacks where four or more people were killed. These cases are sufficiently rare that one cannot expect to find anything from such a small sample. Landes and I found significant results when we examined more common cases where three or more people killed or four or more people killed or injured.

It is flattering to have the New York Times spend so much space discussing my work this week (and even CNN got into the discussion), but it would be even better if The Times could accurately report on the debate.

John R. Lott, Jr. is a FoxNews.com contributor. He is an economist and author of the just released revised edition of “More Guns, Less Crime “(University of Chicago Press, 2010).

Republican Peter King’s Loony Gun Law

Yesterday, January 12, 2011, 2:46:00 AM | leftcoastledger

This is one for all of you Republican out there to think about. GOP Congressman from New York, Peter King, is drafting legislation to outlaw carrying a gun near certain public officials.

According to Fox News, King said his bill would make it illegal to knowingly carry a gun within a thousand feet of “certain high-profile” government officials.

That’ll fix it.

Have you thought about it? Okay, does anyone actually believe that Jared Loughner or any other bag of nuts and bolts who wants to assassinate a U.S. Congressman or Senator really gives a flying Georgetown doo-doo what the law says?

Tell me the truth Republicans. Did you guys actually elect this guy? Mario Cuomo appointed him when he was governor, right? And you think Sarah Palin is stupid?

With the parlor games going on in the Democratic Party right now, the country has quite enough to contend with, without a Republican introducing another needless loony piece of legislation that no one serious about committing a felony will care about one way or another. They have James Clyburn, you guys have Peter King and Dan Burton, that it? If King wants to draft a new bill, how about one that prevents any member of Congress from sending out any propaganda material capitalizing on a national crisis?

Seriously, in the wake of the first Kennedy assassination Congress passed a litany of gun laws. Have murders diminished? Have bank robbery statistics improved? How about assassinations and attempted assassinations, kidnappings, rapes? Not a bit. So what is the end game here, other than to take firearms away from citizens?

America will never give up her guns. The vast majority of gun owners would never think of committing a crime, so laws like King’s are ludicrous.

Public servants should be assured of protection when they are performing their duties for the people of their states, and that protection was available to Representative Giffords upon request by local law enforcement. It is probably is not an appropriate time to say it, but Congress hasn’t taken a moment’s pause before capitalizing on the moment, so neither will I; either Congresswoman Giffords or the Pima County Sheriff’s were negligent in scheduling this event.

We have heard that the Congresswoman was concerned for her safety after the Tea Party events last summer; her father said the whole Tea Party were her enemies. So why did her staff not schedule security for the event?

Memo to Representative King: Get freaking serious: your state is buried in debt, health care is in shambles, immigration is out of hand, and millions are jobless. Pick a topic and do something useful.

(such as the threat of Islam which you have pledged to take head on. In this matter we support you)

Why we fight Breaking News
Powerful story lies at heart of battle for right to arms
–WND Diversions
United States should shoot down UN Small Arms Treaty
– National Center for Policy Analysis
If the United Nations is put in charge of U.S. gun policy, American sovereignty will be reduced with no corresponding decrease in international violence. The biggest killers of people have been governments and their surrogate militias, not individual citizens.
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Thought you’ve heard it all: New York Legislator proposes gun control on air guns in Suffolk County
– The Sachem Patch (N.Y.)
The main thrust of this legislation is to identify air guns and rifles as weapons. Read More

Yet again, media exaggerates scale of gun smuggling from U.S. into Mexico
– The Heritage Foundation
To back up its assertion that the U.S. is the source of most of Mexico’s guns (“statistics . . . show that 80 to 90 percent of the weapons seized in Mexico are first sold in the United States”), the Post cites the claim that “Federal authorities say that more than 60,000 U.S. guns of all types have been recovered in Mexico in the past four years.” This is a wild exaggeration. The Post is referring to an oft cited U.S. Government Accountability Office study which shows that, of the guns seized in Mexico and given to the ATF for tracing from 2004 through 2008, approximately 87 percent originated in the U.S.
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1) Some important stories

2) A New Jersey case with a Petition (2a More Petitions)

3) Gun Control History facts

4) Organizations that support the 2nd Amendment

5) Writings on the 2nd Amendment

6) Oppose Obama’s Anti-2nd Amendament choice, Andrew Traver, to head the ATF

 

1) Some important stories 

Gregory Girard’s Worst Nightmare Comes True

Gregory Girard is an telecommunications consultant who lives in Manchester-by-the-Sea Massachusetts. Over the last few years, Greg has become increasingly worried that the U.S. government would start ignoring citizens Constitutional rights, confiscate their firearms in illegal raids, and imprison them without charges.

To protect the his Constitutional rights, and the Constitutional rights of all Americans, Greg started to prepare for the dark days which he foresaw as a very real possibility. He legally purchased firearms and other weapons, along with food and medical supplies.

This prompted the local, state, and federal police to conduct an illegal raid on Gregory’s house, confiscate his legal property, and imprison him without charges. On 9 February Greg’s home was raided, his supplies were confiscated, and he was dragged off to jail.

The state has been forced to drop most of the charges against Girard, but they are still holding him without bail — hoping to invent some new crime with which to charge him.

Police have moronically claimed that the batons Greg owns are “illegally” acquired, even though they can be purchased from many stores by any private citizen. The police have also referred to a metal plate that Greg owns as an “illegal ballistic plate” — as if there is some new law against metal plates. A police spokesman also stated “”We feel our community is safer having this kind of weaponry off the street”, implying that Greg was wandering down the street with his survival supplies.

The ineptitude of the prosecution includes:

  • Mistaking legal smoke generators as hand grenades.
  • Mistaking legal flash suppressors for firearm silencers.
  • Charging Greg with “carrying dangerous weapons”, even though Greg didn’t carry any of these weapons outside his home.

The government has been made to understand their mistakes on the issues of the “hand grenades” and the issue of “carrying” weapons. They are still too rock stupid to understand the different between a flash suppressor and a silencer.

Firing a weapon inside one’s own home isn’t even a criminal offense in Massachusetts — but Greg is still being held without bail. He’s being imprisoned purely for his political beliefs. In addition, Greg’s license to carry a firearm was revoked — even though he has not been convicted of any crime.

From this point of view, Greg’s worry that the U.S. government will start ignoring citizens Constitutional rights, begin confiscating their firearms in illegal raids, and carelessly imprison citizens without charges seems pretty reasonable.

If this can happen to a upstanding citizen in suburban Massachusetts, it can happen to any of us.  Without the protection of the United States Constitution, there is nothing to protect us from government depredation.  The government seems more than willing to completely ignore the Constitution.  What will we do to stop them?  What will you do to protect your Constitutional rights?

Obama Administration Blocks Sale of Surplus Korean War Rifles

Obama Administration Blocks Sale of Surplus Korean War RiflesThe Obama administration has moved to block the sale of 857,470 Korean War vintage rifles. The rifles were previously approved for sale from the South Korean government to American citizens, but the Obama administration yanked back approval without explanation.

The rifles consist of 770,160 M1 Carbines and 87,310 M1 Garand rifles.  These rifles are fifty years old and are technically “curios and relics”, but they are still fine pieces of equipment which can be used in hunting deer and other wild game.

The rifles are also important pieces of history.  These weapons were used by American soldiers to protect South Korea from the Red Chinese.  These rifles are fairly rare in the United States and should be preserved as an important part of our national heritage.

These rifles are semi-automatic and are full legal in the United States.  The Obama administration is exploiting a loophole in the law which allows them to ban these rifles due to their previous ownership.  The South Korean government sold 200,000 of these rifles in the United States in 1987 and those rifles have served Americans well for more than two decades.

This appears to be one more step by the Democrats to make affordable firearms unavailable — effectively implementing gun control on everyone but the wealthy. The administration is refusing to comment on this gun ban — yet another example of how Barack Obama has created one of the least transparent administrations in American history.

There is something about living in the wide open spaces of Montana which seems to lead men to understand the true nature of freedom more easily than those individuals who live in the crowded urban  jungles of our Eastern seaboard.

The folks in Montana may have created a real problem for themselves this time. The state of Montana has signed an act into law which is purely constitutional, and by being so flies in the face of eighty years of tyrannical behavior by the federal government. As Voltaire wrote in 1764, “It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.”  The good people of Montana may soon discover how true that still is.

The Bill in question is the Montana Firearms Freedom Act.  This act explicitly exempts the territory of the State of Montana from the federal governments abusive misinterpretation of the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.

The Commerce Clause, Article I, Section 8, Clause 3, reads:

Buy Guns Now

Buy guns now, while they are still legal. Don’t limit yourself to handguns and shotguns, buy rifles in .223 and .308 caliber. Shotguns are for home defense; handguns are for personal defense; rifles are for the defense of our nation. Buy as many firearms as you can afford from private owners so that the government […]

CNN Speaks Up on Coming Gun Ban

We have long known CNN as the Communist News Network, but even that bastion of support for radical socialism was willing to air this terrifying video about the Obama administrations support for disarming American citizens…

The Success of Surrender (fail)

Great Britain has been tightening it’s anti-gun laws for several decades now, while at the same time relaxing prosecution and sentencing for violent offenders. The mandatory minimum sentence for carrying a gun illegally is five years, while convicted murderers are routinely sentenced to prison for much shorter terms. To further exacerbate their problems, the British […]

Panama’s Gun Laws

The Pinkerton Intelligence Agency has given Panama has the highest rating for tourist safety. After having visited four countries in the region (Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama), I can tell you from personal experience that Panama is by far the safest country in the region. Private firearms ownership is the reason that Panamanians (who were liberated by the U.S. by the way) enjoy […]

2) A New Jersey case with a Petition (2a More Petitions)

Breaking update on the NJ case: Cheers to Gov Christie for ending this travesty of justice.N.J. Governor Chris Christie Commutes Gun Owners Prison Sentence — NRA Hails Decision, Calls for Real Reform  New Jersey: Gov. Christie commutes gun sentence
– NJ.com
Brian Aitken, who was convicted of illegally possessing two handguns that he had legally purchased in Colorado, will be spending Christmas out of prison. Gov. Chris Christie commuted Aitken’s sentence, from seven years to time served, according to an order the governor signed today. Read More
 
Published on 18 November 2010
The autumn edition of The Gun Activist – the National Association for Gun Rights’ Official newsletter – is now available online. Click here to read the articles online.

Fairfax, Va. The National Rifle Association praised New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for commuting the prison sentence of Brian Aitkena gun owner who was arrested, convicted and imprisoned for illegal possession of firearms, even though he had made every effort to comply with New Jerseys restrictive and confusing laws. The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund supported Mr. Aitkens case. Read More

Published on 16 November 2010
Do you follow the rules? Do you consider yourself a law-abiding citizen?

Do you think your rights are safe now that Republicans took over the House of Representatives?

You couldn’t be more wrong.

Just following the rules could land you in prison! Despite the legislative victories of the last election, the anti-gunners and statists across the country are finding new ways to violate your rights.

In August, Brian Aitken — who followed New Jersey’s draconian firearm laws to a “T” — was convicted by the state’s anti-gun kangaroo court of “unlawful possession of a handgun.”

Brian’s “crime” was simply owning handguns in the first place.

You see, in New Jersey you’re required to get a permit to purchase a handgun by Big Brother State Government. This is not a permit to OWN, simply to purchase: however, the jackboots in New Jersey’s state police treat anyone in possession of a handgun without such a permit as a felon.

While moving from Colorado to New Jersey, Brian was transporting three handguns — which were legally purchased in Colorado — between his mother’s house and his new apartment.

Because of some stress factors in his life, Brian’s mother called the police for a “welfare” check of Brian. Brian’s mother was a social worker who had been conditioned by years of government work to trust the state to oversee emotionally charged situations.

The state police searched his car and discovered the handguns, locked in cases and separate from ammunition, as New Jersey law requires.

Despite not violating ANY of New Jersey’s outrageous firearms laws, Brian was arrested for the “unlawful” possession of a handgun.

Throughout his trial, the anti-gun statists in the New Jersey legal system routinely blocked Brian’s attorney from presenting evidence of Brian’s innocence. New Jersey law specifically states that the transportation of handguns between residences is legal.

Despite the incontrovertible evidence that Brian was transporting his legally purchased handguns from his mother’s home to his new apartment, the anti-gun Judge refused to permit Brian’s legal team from informing the jury of this portion of state law.

Jurors even asked the judge three times if state law contained exemptions for the transportation of handguns from one residence to another, but the anti-gun crusader disguised as a judge refused to answer.

Additionally, federal law allows for the transportation of firearms between residences without fear of state prosecution; however, the same anti-gun judge refused to take federal law into consideration in Brian’s case.

Brian Aitken was convicted of felony possession of a handgun and faces up to seven years in jail.

 
Think you’re safe ’cause you live in a “pro-gun” state? Think again.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Expect to hear statists across the country calling for increased enforcement of “existing” gun law.

That’s code for twisting current law to maliciously prosecute gun owners, and it’s nothing new: the institutional gun lobby has been promoting this for more than a decade.

State and local governments will respond to this anti-gun cattle call and will race to create new ways to infringe upon your rights through bureaucratic fiat and “rule” changes.

That’s exactly what happened in New Jersey and an innocent man was convicted simply because he owned guns.

If you’re as outraged about this case as I am, there are a couple of things you can do.

Click here to sign a petition to New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie and urge him to pardon Brian Aitken and publicly call for the repeal of New Jersey’s current law requiring a permit to own a firearm. Governor Christie has national political ambitions and this case will clearly show what he thinks about the Second Amendment.

Brian Aitken’s prosecution and conviction is simply outrageous and it’s a cautionary tale to all gun owners.

Anti-gunners will stop at nothing — and I mean NOTHING — to put law-abiding gun owners behind bars.

If you’re as outraged as I am about Brian Aitken’s malicious prosecution, please click here to send a petition to New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie urging him to pardon Brian Aitken and publicly call for the repeal of New Jersey’s current law requiring a permit to own a firearm.

After you’ve signed the petition, please consider chipping in $15 or $20 to help the National Association for Gun Rights fight anti-gun statists in state and local governments across the country. For Freedom,

Dudley Brown
Executive Director – National Association for Gun Rights

More Important Petitions

Published on 17 November 2010
President Obama has nominated an anti-gun zealot Andrew Traver to be the next director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE).

This nomination comes shortly after Sarah Brady’s anti-gun cabal publicly scolded the President for saying “as little as possible about the plague of gun violence…” In anticipation of his re-election campaign, Obama is working to pay off the anti-gun lobby.

Traver is on record as opposing private firearms sales, gun shows, and the civilian ownership of semi-automatic rifles. Traver clearly has an anti-gun agenda in step with anti-gun radicals like Sarah Brady, Chuck Schumer and President Obama himself.

 

Gun Control Facts

  • In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, approximately 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915-1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Germany established gun control in 1938. From 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally ill, and others, who were unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million “educated” people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

More Organizations Supporting The Second Amendment

National Rifle Association of America

A major political force and America’s foremost defender of Second Amendment rights

Keep and Bear Arms

A grassroots movement of the people, by the people, and for the people. A call to action, a call for self-education, and a 21 gun salute to the many good men and women who fought and died to bring America into being. Helping lawful people maintain their abilities to protect themselves and the people they love effectively from anyone who would do them harm – through legal, private ownership and use of guns.

Brassroots

A no compromise pro-gun organization dedicated to defending and upholding the Constitution of the United States and its founding principles, philosophies and traditions.

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

The Common Sense Gun Lobby

Gun Owners Alliance

A no compromise Gun Lobby for the Nation

Yahoo Group: Gun Owners Alliance

Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership

America’s Most Aggressive Defender of Firearms Ownership

10th Cavalry Gun Club

Kenn Blanchard’s (mostly) black gun club

Gun Owners of America

The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington

Women & Guns

Women Against Gun Control

The Second Amendment is the Equal Rights Amendment

Armed Females of America

Pro-Gun Women on “Full Auto”

Liberty Belles

Putting the Second Amendment First

AWARE: Arming Women Against Rape & Endangerment

Effective self-protection for intelligent women who want help, not hype

Women’s Firearm Network

Providing Firearms Information to Women World Wide

The Pink Pistols

Armed Gays Don’t Get Bashed

Armed Pagan

A discussion list for Pagans (and anyone else) who believe in self defense and protection of their families

National Shooting Sports Foundation

…to promote a better understanding of, and a more active participation in, the shooting sports

Second Amendment Foundation Online

Dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms. To that end, they carry on many educational and legal action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun control debate.

The Law Enforcement Alliance of America

The nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of law enforcement professionals, crime victims, and concerned citizens united for justice. Together, we fight for legislation at every level of government that reduces violent crime while preserving the rights of all citizens, particularly the right of self-defense. LEAA strives to keep political debate focused on criminal behavior and criminal punishment, and to communicate the shared opinion of the majority of law enforcement that gun control is not effective crime control.

Second Amendment Police Department

To provide a political voice for american Police Officers who believe in personal freedoms, liberty, and independence for ALL American citizens.

The Paul Revere Network

Encouraging and maintaining the tradition of cops as gun owners and a natural ally of those who prefer to live in a free society where cops trust citizens with their Constitutional Rights, and vice versa

Writings on the Second Amendment

Gun Control

An essay on gun control by Adam Rosenberg

Gun Facts

Gun Facts is designed to serve those defending the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Second Amendment in particular. The goal of Gun Facts is to give you a quick reference guide for composing arguments for debates, letters to editors, email to your representatives, and statements to the media.

Gun Control: Does It Help?

Well written article on the net results of gun control

2nd Amendment.net

From Marathon USA

Confirming “More Guns, Less Crime”

Stanford study on the effects of right-to-carry laws on crime

GunCite

Gun control and second amendment issues

FirearmNews.com

The Pulse of the Pro Rights Community

Black Man With A Gun

Kenn Blanchard

NFA and other gun law related info and cases

U.S. Court Of Appeals Fifth Circuit Decision In U.S. v. Emerson

Reaffirms That Second Amendment Protects Individual Right

A Primer on the Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Professor Nelson Lund, J.D., Ph.D. of the Virginia Institute for Public Policy

The Second Amendment In The Nineteenth Century

David B. Kopel in the BYU Law Review

Rational Basis Analysis of “Assault Weapon” Prohibition

David B. Kopel

The Right to Arms: Does the Constitution or the Predilection of Judges Reign?

Robert Dowlut

To Preserve Liberty – A Look At The Right To Keep And Bear Arms

Richard E. Gardiner

The Right of the People or the Power of the State Bearing Arms, Arming Militias, and the Second Amendment

Professor Stephen P. Halbrook in the Valparaiso Law Review

The Embarrassing Second Amendment

Sanford Levinson in the Yale Law Journal

A Right of the People

Professor Eugene Volokh in the California Political Review

Journals: Published academic scholarships on the Second Amendment

From Constitution.org

Second Class Citizenship And The Second Amendment In The District Of Columbia

Stephen P. Halbrook

Brief Supporting Appellee Of Amicus Curiae Academics For The Second Amendment

Amicus Brief In US v. Emerson

The Right To Keep And Bear Arms: A Right To Self-Defense Against Criminals And Despots

Robert Dowlut

The Jurisprudence Of The Second And Fourteenth Amendments

Stephen P. Halbrook in the George Mason Law Review

What The Framers Intended: A Linguistic Analysis Of The Right To Bear Arms

Stephen P. Halbrook in Law & Contemporary Problems

Historical Basis Of The Right To Keep And Bear Arms

David T. Hardy in a Report of the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate

The Founders Constitution

University of Chicago

Attorney General Ashcroft & the Second Amendment

Dr. Stephen P. Halbrook’s Response To Violence Policy Center’s Meritless
and Specious Complaint Against Attorney General John Ashcroft

Upset gun owners set to dump Bush: Shooters angered with White House support for firearm ban

Jon Dougherty at WorldNet Daily

Firearms and Liberty

Nearly 15 megabytes of historical and contemporary online documents

Gun Control: White Man’s Law

Detroit resident General Laney is the founder and prime mover behind a little publicized organization known as the National Black Sportsman’s Association, often referred to as “the black gun lobby.” Laney pulls no punches when asked his opinion of gun control: “Gun control is really race control. People who embrace gun control are really racists in nature. All gun laws have been enacted to control certain classes of people, mainly black people, but the same laws used to control blacks are being used to disarm white people as well.”

6) Oppose Obama’s Anti-2nd Amendament choice, Andrew Traver, to head the ATF

Friend of Freedom,
This is the most preposterous nomination by this Administration. Mr. Obama has nominated an ANTI-GUN ZEALOT to head the ATF. Can you believe that?
Worse yet, is that he may use the Christmas recess to confirm him WITHOUT a Senate confirmation hearing!
 

 



Patriotic American,Nearly two years into his term, President Obama finally chose a director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Mr. Obama will submit the name of Andrew Traver, the special agent in charge of the Bureau’s Chicago field division, to the Senate, the White House said. However, he will face a confirmation fight—if his nomination is not filibustered, eliminating him from consideration.Why? He is an anti-gun zealot. This is preposterous!I can’t—nor can most Americans—comprehend the idea of an anti-gun zealot being in charge of the ATF. Even worse, Mr. Obama appears to be waiting to appoint him during the Christmas holiday recess because he knows he will face a brutal confirmation hearing by Senate Republicans and gun-rights moderate Democrats—if not an outright boycott of his nomination…Please CLICK HERE to FAX all Members of Congress to let them know about this outrageous appointment; and to go against this ludicrous appointment. Please urge them to let Mr. Obama know that he must wait for a Congressional confirmation, nothing else. Be sure to include a very special Donation to CCRKBA so we can continue to fight for our gun-owner rights, as given to us in the Second Amendment.
Insiders tell me it this appointment could, and likely will, happen when no one is thinking about it. It could be the last Christmas present you unwrap on Christmas morning; or perhaps, it will be the throbbing headache you wake up with on January 1. The bottom line is this: Andrew Traver is an ENEMY of the people, like you and me, who understand the Second Amendment is the cornerstone of liberty and, without the Second Amendment right to own and bear arms, we would be no more secure, no more safe in our homes, than the least safe and least secure people in the most despotic nations on Earth. The Second Amendment is what safeguards the entire Bill of Rights. Weaken the Second Amendment and the Constitution of the United States will easily be breached.Please CLICK HERE to FAX all Members of Congress to let them know about this outrageous appointment; and to go against this ludicrous appointment. Please urge them to let Mr. Obama know that he must wait for a Congressional confirmation, nothing else. Be sure to include a very special Donation to CCRKBA so we can continue to fight for our gun-owner rights, as given to us in the Second Amendment.

Let me give you Andrew Traver’s philosophical resume:

 

  • He favors banning ALL gun shows.
  • He opposes civilian ownership of semi-automatic rifles and shotguns.
  • He opposes private firearm sales.
  • He wants the Center for Disease Control to have oversight of the firearms industry. Apparently Mr. Traver believes guns are a disease. Or, maybe it’s the gun owners he believes are diseased.
This is a DIRECT AFFRONT to those of us who own guns and use them properly and lawfully.
A frightening as it is, Mr. Obama can legally make a “recess appointment” and commission Mr. Traver is the TOP law enforcement official over the gun industry without a single Senator voting to confirm him. By confirming him on January 1, 2011, Traver would head the ATF for the balance of Obama’s term in office. Now, that’s scary, too. Your fax and your Donation can help to delay this appointment. That’s why I am writing this URGENT EMAIL today. We must make a difference against this outrageous affront to you and me who are gun-owners. Will you help us—and assist America—today?
The ATF hasn’t has a director for almost four years. Former director Carl Truscott’s reign was marked by numerous complaints about misappropriation of funds and poor treatment of employees. Following his resignation in 2006, the parameters were changed, and Senate confirmation is now required for a nominee.

Mr. Traver is NOT a friend of the people who whole-heartedly believe in the Second Amendment rights in the U. S. Constitution. Yes, that’s you and me!

What he is a “friend” of is the “Chicago Machine” that spawned so many of your favorite Chicago-Washington “elites” who use the word “Chicago” as a synonym for cronyism. Cronyism was voted OUT in the November elections; but the message has not yet resonated at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Obama’s anti-gun friend will head the ATF if the American people don’t stop him. That’s why you and I must FAX every Member of Congress to STOP this recess appointment.

The bottom line: We MUST let our voices and votes be heard. Traver is obviously NOT the man to head the most powerful firearms policing agency. His ANTI-GUN BIAS illustrates a clear conflict of interest on his part and his nomination proves that Barack Obama is openly hostile to your gun rights.

Anyone as clearly hostile to the Second Amendment as Mr. Traver is, has no business being allowed to head the powerful gun licensing and regulatory agency.

Please CLICK HERE to FAX all Members of Congress to let them know about this outrageous appointment; and to go against this ludicrous appointment. Please urge them to let Mr. Obama know that he must wait for a Congressional confirmation, nothing else. Be sure to include a very special Donation to CCRKBA so we can continue to fight for our gun-owner rights, as given to us in the Second Amendment.

The nomination of the Naperville, Illinois native to be top gun cop is applauded by gun-control activists, who say the 5,000-employee ATF has lost ground in its regulation of the $28 Billion US firearms business, having labored under interim directors since 2006.

Quite frankly, Mr. Obama has chosen a very strong, anti-Second Amendment ATF head for an administrative job that has far more influence over the practical exercise of the Second Amendment rights than any other job in the country.

In spite of our economic uncertainty, Americans spent $11 BILLION MORE in 2009 than in 2008 to buy guns, ammo, and gear, etc. In an economy that needs every dollar in retail sales from every corner of the free enterprise system, killing $11 billion more in retail sales in a failing economy is not wise, the Second Amendment notwithstanding.

There are roughly 80,000,000 gun owners in our great country who like you, must reject this presidential appointment. So we must GET INVOLVED NOW to fax every single Member of Congress to make sure that the appointment of Andrew Traver is TOTALLY BLOCKED.

Chris Cox, NRA spokesperson said this about Andrew Travers: “You might as well put an arsonist in charge of the fire department.”

The bottom line: Andrew Traver is an anti-gun zealot. His confirmation, recess or otherwise, MUST be blocked! Mr. Traver is clearly NOT the man to head the most powerful firearms policing agency in the world. His anti-gun bias illustrates a clear conflict of interest. Please help us at this very moment to block this travesty and adverse person who is AGAINST YOU and your ownership of a gun.

We must OPPOSE this confirmation right now.

Thank you for understanding the seriousness of this email.

 

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