It’s awesome and looks pretty easy to use. Share this far and wide.
It’s awesome and looks pretty easy to use. Share this far and wide.
…a procedural move that the House can use to stop some of the Senate’s shenanigans.
Good read. I learned something new about Congress just from reading this column.
House Speaker John Boehner could defeat Senate efforts to enact “universal background check” legislation with a simple procedural maneuver, a former Senate insider says. Elizabeth Letchworth, who spent 26 years in the Senate, rising to United States Senate Officer having been elected as the Secretary for the Majority and United States Senate Secretary for the Minority, and who currently runs the GradeGov.com internet resource for rating and communicating with members of Congress, released a video where she claims “[T]he Speaker of the House can uphold the Constitution and block the gun control bill and immigration reform if he uses the blue slip process.
“Article 1, section 7 of the Constitution — this is the Origination Clause — says that all bills … dealing with …raising revenue must originate in the House of Representatives,” Letchworth continues.
If the House believes this has been violated, “they initiate what is called a ‘blue slip process,’” which is debated for one hour and then voted on, she elaborates.
…that needs to be shared.
Stand and fight.
…good video. Share with your anti-gun acquaintances.
…it’s time to arm our teachers. The teachers that voluntarily carry a gun should be given the training to do so and the Congress must repeal the gun free zone act = that has done nothing but create a killing ground for psychopaths because they know that no one will stop them until after they have done their worst.
A letter that you should copy and send to the editor of your local papers. Alan has given permission to circulate this in his email newsletter.
Please do so. I look at this as a letter to America.
I knew this sounded familiar — I’ve heard this whole fear-factor argument about the danger of arming teachers against known classroom hazards 49 times before. It played every time a state enacted a discreet-carry CCW gun law for its citizens. It was met with the exact same prejudice, scorn and derision.
But those blind fears about people exercising their right to arms have been proven wrong time and again. They were the empty paranoid rantings and bigotry of the news media, elected officials and ignorant masses. Their wildly promoted fantasies of death and mayhem desperately needed correction. What we got, and are getting again, is repetition.
The sky never fell, remember? Brainless bubbas left no pools of blood. Instead, crime dropped as millions of decent citizens armed themselves against crime. Only Mr. Obama’s crime-riddled Chicago holds out one state from the national tidal wave of peace.
So — do we really need to go through the old Dodge-City nonsense again now? Should you in the ethical media remain complicit? Are our schools’ teachers, their staffs and principals so hopelessly incompetent and without judgment that even with training they can’t match the performance of toothless gun-toting hicks in torn T-shirts, or even doctors, lawyers and professionals with CCW permission slips in their wallets?
America is not having a debate about guns, America is having a debate about hoplophobia — morbid fear of guns. The preposterous disarm-the-innocent proposals from the left are a false flag. Guns are good. Guns protect us. Guns save lives. Guns stop crime. Guns are why America is still free. That aspect of this debate is missing in your narrative.
The errant behavior of a psychopath is not grounds to disarm or infringe upon innocent people who did nothing. That is an irrational, sick, hoplophobic response that cannot work, and cries out for compassion and counseling — for the person who suggests it. You don’t want hoplophobes setting gun policy any more than you want aquaphobes as lifeguards.
Infringing upon the innocent to protect the innocent will not work. Denying a teacher the right to arms is a perverse policy choice fraught with ulterior motives and is constitutionally forbidden. Its very suggestion is a violation of the oath of office for elected officials and should be grounds for removal from office. Reporters should recognize this simple fact as swiftly as half the public does. The tearful emotional frenzy incessantly whipped up by the media does not change this.
Baby boomers universally remember rifle teams in high schools, varsity letters awarded for competition, bringing firearms to class to go hunting afterwards. The notion that guns and schools don’t mix, and that gun ignorance should supplant gun education is a modern one whose origin is murky and suspicious.
The disarmed-teachers policy currently in place has caused grievous harm. Those responsible for this gross denial of a specific enumerated civil right should be identified and held accountable, and the disarmed-teachers policy should end without delay.
Denial of human rights never advances the cause of freedom or the human condition. It is almost as if we are fighting the civil-rights battles of the 1960s again. A bill to reverse the egregious discrimination against the people responsible for our children’s safe education should be drafted and introduced immediately before further harm ensues.
Alan Korwin, Author
Gun Laws of America
The Uninvited Ombudsman
…Penn and Teller call bullshit on gun control.
…I received this newsletter from the Association for Gun Rights.
My thoughts and prayers go to the victims of this tragedy, but the knee-jerk reaction that is typical of liberals isn’t what will solve the issue of schools being targeted by psychopaths. The school was already a gun free zone. Gun free zones are ripe targets for deranged people. They know that there will be no one there that can resist.
It’s time to arm the teachers in our schools. If only one of those six teachers was armed, it would have ended a lot sooner, and the gunman may have avoided the school altogether if it is well known that the teachers may be armed. Banning guns doesn’t work. Ask China.
The murders committed in Connecticut earlier today have left me feeling sad and angry.
Quite frankly, I’ve had difficulty staying focused, listening to news reports and thinking about my wife and two young children aged 8 and 11 at home.
I can only imagine the pain the parents and families of those who were murdered at the hands of this evil individual are feeling right now.
My prayers and those of my staff here at the National Association for Gun Rights go out to the families of the victims.
But already, like in so many cases from years past, the gun control lobby is shamelessly using the blood of innocents to advance their anti-gun agenda.
Right now, members of the Washington, D.C. gun control lobby are gathered on the street in front of the White House.
Their hands are wrapped around the black iron gates surrounding the complex and they’re screaming at the top of their lungs.
They aren’t there praying for the victims who died at the hands of a murderer.
One top gun control lobbyist scoffed at the idea of this gathering being called a “vigil,” saying they gathered for the sole purpose of “pressuring Barack Obama to take action.”
Right on cue, President Obama threw them a not-so-subtle bone when he urged “meaningful action” on gun control.
And just a few hours later, billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg demanded President Obama restrict gun rights.
Make no mistake — this is a dangerous time for the Second Amendment.
Like you, I’m outraged that not even 12 hours after the shooting, the gun control vultures are circling the victims.
The enemies of our Second Amendment rights want you and me to back off and give in to their demands.
But no defender of our gun rights should apologize for the horrific actions of a deranged lunatic.
What you won’t hear on TV or radio or read in the newspaper is that the anti-gun Brady Campaign lists Connecticut as having the 5th “strongest” gun control laws in the entire country.
Connecticut’s strict gun control laws prevent law-abiding individuals who could’ve potentially stopped this massacre from getting access to firearms.
In other words, the teachers and administrators entrusted with the security of the students were sitting ducks, and so were the children.
You also won’t hear that Connecticut law already bans at least one of the firearms that may have been used in these murders.
The gun-grabbers have spent decades in states like Connecticut passing gun control laws that do nothing more than empower criminals.
As Second Amendment activists we MUST be vigilant in these times — not just in the defense of our loved ones, but in defense of our right to keep and bear arms.
Gun grabbers seize upon every outrage and crime, so we must always be prepared to fight back to protect our Second Amendment rights.
You and I both know that Barack Obama and the gun control crowd will work every angle of this massacre as an excuse to restrict our rights.
Please do two things tonight: pray for the victims and their families, and then prepare for a gun control onslaught like we’ve never seen before.
Your continued engagement and activism could be the only thing that stands between our gun rights and President Obama’s coming gun control schemes.
Executive Vice President
…in Illinois no less. This is good news.
Proof that the Second Amendment is a right worth fighting for.
Your freedom depends on guns. There’s no other way to say it.
Fairfax, Va. – The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled today that Illinois’ total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense outside the home or business is unconstitutional. The case involves lead plaintiff Mary Shepard, an Illinois resident and a trained gun owner, who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun in both Utah and Florida. The National Rifle Association is funding this case. The Illinois State Rifle Association is a co-plaintiff in this case.
“Today’s ruling is a victory for all law abiding citizens in Illinois and gun owners throughout the country,” said Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of NRA. “The court recognized that the text and history of the Second Amendment guarantee individuals the right to carry firearms outside the home for self-defense and other lawful purposes. In light of this ruling, Mary Shepard and the people of Illinois will finally be able to exercise their Second Amendment rights.”
On September 28, 2009, while working as the treasurer of her church, Ms. Shepard and an 83-year-old co-worker were viciously attacked and beaten by a six-foot-three-inch, 245 pound man with a violent past and a criminal record. Ms. Shepard and her co-worker were lucky to survive, as each of them suffered major injuries to the head, neck and upper body. Ms. Shepard’s injuries required extensive surgeries and she continues physical therapy to this day attempting to recover from her injuries.
In today’s decision, Judge Richard Posner ruled that Illinois’ ban on carriage is unconstitutional. The Judge went on to say, “One doesn’t have to be a historian to realize that a right to keep and bear arms for personal self-defense in the eighteenth century could not rationally have been limited to the home. . . . Twenty-first century Illinois has no hostile Indians. But a Chicagoan is a good deal more likely to be attacked on a sidewalk than in his apartment on the 35th floor.”
“Today’s ruling is a major victory for law-abiding Illinoisans—and for everyone who understands that the Second Amendment protects the right both to keep arms, and to bear arms,” added Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “This ruling makes clear that Illinois cannot deny law-abiding residents the right to carry a firearm for self-defense outside the home. This is a step in the right direction for all gun owners. We know it probably won’t be the end of this case, and we’re ready to keep fighting until the courts fully protect the entire Second Amendment.”