Archive for September, 2012

The UN Continues Pushing to Take Away Your Second Amendment Rights

September 26, 2012
We can all breathe a sigh of relief that the Obama administration was forced to pull out of signing the Arms Trade Treaty in July.  Following its actions, China and Russia also balked.
So congratulations, once again, are in order — as your hard work paid off handsomely.  Over 50 US Senators ultimately signed a letter opposing this abomination!
But don’t think the UN has pulled back from its unremitting efforts to destroy your constitutional rights.
Earlier this month, the UN’s “Review Conference on Illicit Small Arms Trade” adopted an anti-gun “consensus outcome document” with the acquiescence of the Obama administration.
Among other things, the document, in the UN’s own words, “underscored efforts in marking, record-keeping and cooperation in tracing small arms ….”  We all understand that this verbiage is code for national gun registration.
And in the words of the UN, “Member States agreed to strengthen national measures on marking ….”  Now “marking” can mean many things.  But we know from records of UN discussions, that one of the things it means is “microstamping.”
This procedure to imprint a unique identifier on fired cartridges, may or may not be safely scientifically achievable.  And at any rate, it is very costly.
Thus without admitting it, microstamping requirements could effectively put an end to your Second Amendment rights.
Now, the “consensus outcome document” will certainly not have the punch of a Senate-ratified treaty.  Nevertheless, we cannot assume it will not be a threat — or that the President won’t try to implement certain parts of it through Executive Order.  Of course, Barack Obama could do an illegal Executive Order or illegal regulation with or without UN encouragement, and that is something we might be facing during a second presidential term, if he is re-elected.

Wake up America! Stolen from that Little Old Texan, Texas Fred

September 23, 2012

I received this in an email and thought it too good to just *forward*, so I am making it a post, that way it’s on the ‘net, my name is forever attached to it and the Obama regime knows it was ME that blasted them once again!

I have never heard this said as simply or as well; Class warfare at its best.

The folks who are getting the free stuff don’t like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff. And, the folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop.

And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!

Now … the people who are forcing the people who pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff are being mean, prejudiced, and racist. So … the people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff and giving them the free stuff in the first place.

We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.

Now understand this; all great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason being; the voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.

The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 236 years ago. The number of people now getting free stuff outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff. We have one chance to change that in 2012. Failure to change that spells the end of the United States as we know it.

ELECTION 2012 IS COMING

If you haven’t seen *2016: Obama’s America* here is your chance: Full Movie – 2016: Obama’s America and every American, from ALL Parties needs to see this powerful film!

And remember this: A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves!

For all our sake PLEASE Take a Stand!!!

Obama: Gone!

Borders: Closed!

Language: English only

Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!

Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare!

NO free stuff to Non-Citizens!

Will YOU share this post with others?

Here are a few other things:

1. Let’s get this straight; Islam is a FALSE religion, whose ‘prophet’ was a child rapist. Do you still want to defend Islam?

2. Hillary Clinton is an anti-American, just as much as is Barack Hussein Obama.

3. Obama is the lying son of a Muslim from Kenya and is a socialist.

4. Democrats are either delusional, just plain stupid or outright traitors.

SOURCE: Texas Fred

 

“Blame Bush” With “Blame Romney” anything but blame where blame is due!

September 23, 2012

Has Mitt Romney sewed up the 2012 election and begun issuing policy pronouncements via the Office of the President-Elect?  That’s what you’d think to hear mainstream news commentators tell it.

Witness the media uproar over Romney’s absolutely true, courageously firm observation that President Obama’s State Department is more interested in sparing the feelings of Muslim terrorists than standing up for American values.

Rather than evaluating and refuting his charges; rather than critically reexamining Obama’s approach; rather than considering the repercussions of the President’s conciliatory stance toward our enemies; liberals… blamed the crisis on someone who doesn’t even work for the government.

Rachel Maddow cried that we were in the middle of a tense, hair-trigger confrontation requiring suave diplomatic prowess, and that Romney may just have sent rioting protestors over the top.

Newsflash, MSNBC hosts: Rioting protestors were already over the top—literally, in the case of the embassy walls they scaled and the black Al Qaeda victory banners they hoisted after tearing down and burning American flags in Egypt and Libya.

Fanatic Muslim savages don’t need an excuse to wreak havoc against the West.  A few boilerplate conservative statements by an American presidential candidate don’t rouse them from a stance of tranquil tolerance to one of prickly outrage.  They’re already perpetually in a state of prickly outrage.

Rioters didn’t require a shoddy 14-minute YouTube film trailer to cause mayhem on September 11.  They were already sufficiently motivated to murder American ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and drag his body through the streets.  Even the Obama administration now admits that Stevens’ murder was a terrorist attack, and new evidence suggests that Al Qaeda was behind it.

But by liberals’ calculation, the real policy-driver, the de facto Commander in Chief, the actual mover and shaker who’s screwing up the Middle East, is an unemployed father of five struggling to keep even with Obama in the polls.

Consider the essence of Democrats’ “Blame Bush” strategy, which they initiated at the height of the 2008 presidential campaign season and have continued right up through August’s lousy job numbers.  Remember that their approach did not merely take Bush to task for things he did wrong.  Most conservatives will happily rattle off a laundry list of complaints about Bush, from his expanding government entitlement programs to his failing to win the Iraq War early and decisively enough.

No, “Blame Bush” was the catchall excuse Democrats evolved to protect Obama from unflattering comparisons to the far more experienced Republican candidate Senator John McCain, and from criticism of his handling of the economy and international relations once President.

Obama wasted four years spending the country into oblivion; but when we failed to recover from the recession, Democrats blamed Bush for leaving him an economy much worse than was imaginable by anyone, including liberal economists we were supposed to trust regarding the restorative effect of Obama’s stimulus bill.

Obama spent four years bowing and scraping before our enemies; but when he pledged to sit down and talk with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without preconditions, and Iran responded by defying the international prohibition on continuing its nuclear weapons program, Democrats blamed Bush for creating a hostile negotiation environment.

If Mitt Romney is elected president, Democrats’ strategy will transition from blaming everything on Bush to blaming it on Romney, as though Obama’s four-year stint in the White House left no trace.

But I don’t know anyone who anticipated that Democrats would be desperate enough to start blaming the unelected Romney for Obama’s failures.

Of course the real culprit behind the foreign policy debacle in Libya and Egypt is not Romney but Obama.  It was Obama’s State Department that failed to adequately secure the breached embassies ahead of 9/11, despite warnings of attacks; failed to deploy Marines to secure the premises; released from Gitmo a detainee involved in the attacks; fell all over themselves to issue apologies for Americans’ trampling on Muslim sensibilities; harassed the director of the trailer for making the video, Pastor Terry Jones for promoting it, and Google and YouTube for hosting it; and spent four years denying that America stands for any particular virtues that are superior to those of any other country.

(Does Obama really think having a half-Indonesian sister so endears him to the Muslim world that his State Department doesn’t need to raise the security level a notch at Middle Eastern embassies every time 9/11 rolls around?)

Mitt Romney’s Libya statement—like his 47% “gaffe” earlier this week—provided a badly needed kick in the pants to a nation accustomed to four years of Obama.  Romney’s clarification of the situation in Libya and Egypt constituted the proverbial wakeup call: “The first step in realizing our country is weak under Obama is realizing we have a problem.”

But who will Democrats blame Obama’s failures on for the next four years if Romney loses?

Previously published in modified form at Red Alert Politics

Assaulted – Civil Rights Under Fire

September 23, 2012

 

Kris Koenig, Emmy® award winning producer and writer, announced today the launch of Dead Patriot Films’ Kickstarter campaign  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/assaulted/assaulted to raise funds to produce Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire, the first in a series of documentaries focused on gun issues in America.

The Second Amendment Foundation and the Calguns Foundation have each contributrd $5,000.00 to get this project off the ground.

When the subject of California gun control laws are discussed, rarely are they associated with the civil rights movement and the quest for equal rights for all. Assaulted will compare the historical aspects of gun control targeting the indigenous tribes of North America and emancipated slaves, through the Jim Crow era to today’s laws that favor elitists and denies the rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment to the most vulnerable in our society.

The film will take a critical look at the original goals of the current laws in contrast with crime and murder statistics before and since their implementation; contrast these laws to those of the adjacent states; look at how product safety is used as indirect gun control; and show the ingenuity of gun owners to keep and bear their favorite firearms. Story threads will also look at the myriad of concealed carry permitting across the state to illustrate that not all residents are created equal. Finally, the film will show how California is the front line in the gun rights battle in America.

“I plan to show these issues through the eyes of the California gun owner,” said Koenig, “All too often documentaries regarding gun ownership and 2nd Amendment issues show the extremes of the arguments, polarizing the issues and inflaming viewers’ emotions. What I hope to do is to present a large dose of common sense, facts and logic to the subject matter, just like a science documentary.”

Koenig’s last project, 400 Years of the Telescope, a PBS Science Special, received five primetime national broadcasts by the network, along with international accolades, including a Best Director award and five Telly Awards. The film was produced to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the telescope and look to the future of astronomy, as new observatories being built will change our picture of the universe.

Answering the question of how a producer of astronomy content can take on a subject like gun control, Koenig said, “Science is a presentation of arguments, theories and facts to build the various models explaining the universe. I plan to present the models of gun control against the reality of life in America where the 2nd Amendment is alive and supported by a vast majority of Americans.”

Please go to this link http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/assaulted/assaulted and contribute to this important project now! Thanks for all your help to protect our firearms civil rights

Sincerely yours,
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Alan M. Gottlieb
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Second Amendment Foundation

Epic Fail obama 2016

September 23, 2012

Patrick Sperry:

Excellent!

Originally posted on The Conservative Citizen:

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“The wolf has reported from the chicken coop that there’s nobody here but us chickens.”

September 23, 2012
The long-awaited Inspector General‘s report on the Fast and Furious scandal in out, and most of the news media are breathlessly clearing Attorney General of any wrongdoing.

But as GOA’s Larry Pratt summarized in one interview: “The wolf has reported from the chicken coop that there’s nobody here but us chickens.”  (Click here to see the interview in its entirety.)

The obviously self-serving, 471-page report:

* Takes the words of the people it is supposed to be objectively investigating at face value

* Presents evidence that shows Holder should have known about Fast and Furious much earlier than he claims — then ignores that evidence
* Allows the White House to walk away scot-free from the investigation without providing ANY documents which might tie the Oval Office to the scandal
* Ignores demonstrable, gross incompetence of high-level Justice Department employees

The hope of the Obama administration, of course, is that this issue will now be put to rest and not be an issue in the election.  And conveniently, the report came out just one day before Congress recessed until after the November elections, so we won’t be hearing much from Congress over the next six weeks.

But GOA agrees with the words of Edmund Burke that “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”  So we will not allow this issue to be swept under the rug.

Gun Owners has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District for D.C., and we will continue to press that suit to compel the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to produce thousands of pages of documents it is still withholding (the Inspector General report notwithstanding).

GOA will continue to conduct interviews and participate in “townhall” meetings across the country to make sure voters are aware that the Fast and Furious scandal is far from settled and that those responsible for knowingly allowing firearms to get into the hands of some of the most dangerous criminals in the world must be brought to justice.

You can read GOA’s in-depth analysis of the IG report by clicking here.

The liberal nut cases…

September 15, 2012
Gun Owners of America and its foundation are in the middle of a seminal fight in the courts -– a fight which could determine whether the federal courts will be of any use in protecting our Second Amendment rights for the foreseeable future.
That fight will determine whether the Founders -– or the liberal nut cases who govern the People’s Republic of Maryland -– will dictate the scope of the Second Amendment.
First, a little background.
As you remember, the Supreme Court’s Heller and McDonald cases recognized that the Second Amendment was an individual right -– and that it was a right that applied to the states.
Unfortunately, on page 54 of the Heller decision, the majority opinion suggested that it might uphold some unconstitutional anti-gun laws, in spite of the Second Amendment’s absolute ban on such restrictions.
In effect, the court invited federal courts to apply a “balancing test” to the Second Amendment.  And, since that time, the federal courts have upheld a large portion of the unconstitutional gun bans challenged by gun owners.
This is where the Maryland case comes in.
The ironically dubbed “Free State” is, in fact, one of the least free jurisdictions in the country.
On guns, you have to have a permit to carry one.  That permit can be denied if you don’t show a “good and substantial purpose.”  And whether you have a “good and substantial purpose” is a subjective decision that can be determined in virtually any way Maryland’s anti-gun fruitcakes choose to interpret it.
How does Maryland reconcile that with the Second Amendment?
The answer is that it doesn’t.  Its 46-page brief quotes the Second Amendment at the outset and spends the remaining 45 pages talking about something else.
Says Maryland, the Second Amendment is essentially identical to the 1689 English Bill of Rights.
Wrong!  The Second Amendment codifies a God-given right which comes from -– well, ah -– God.
If, as Maryland contends, our Second Amendment rights are no broader than English rights, this means government can seize all of our guns and outlaw gun ownership across the board.
Says Maryland, “a majority of nineteenth-century courts had upheld the constitutionality of complete prohibitions on the carry of concealed weapons.”
If Maryland prevails on this proposition, the Heller case is worthless –- and your God-given right to defend yourself, your family, and your friends is essentially meaningless.
This is why the Gun Owners Foundation has filed a brief (pdf) on your behalf on appeal before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond.
But lawyers are not cheap, and the legal process is not invoked without a substantial expenditure of resources.
This is why we need your help to support our important work in this case.
Please give as generously as you can.  And know that we have selected this case because it represents an extreme example of anti-gun repression –- one that should be easy for the courts to strike down.
Know that what happens in this case before the Fourth Circuit and, if necessary, before the Supreme Court, could determine whether the Heller decision has any meaning -– or is just a useless pile of platitudes.

Handgun Stopping Power: Sizing Up Your Options : Concealed Carry: Digging Deep on Pocket Holsters

September 15, 2012
Handgun Stopping Power:
Sizing Up Your Options

Handgun stopping power refers to the ability to incapacitate a target. There are many factors used to determine stopping power, such as caliber, bullet weight and velocity, but studies have shown that every caliber is capable of one-shot stops in the right situation. The author fired 100 handgun loads to measure velocity, penetration and expansion to help shooters choose the best self-defense round for their purposes. Want to know how your favorite caliber fared? Check out the results.

With the availability of ultra-compact handguns in self-defense calibers, pocket carry is becoming increasingly more popular. The advantages of pocket carry include a fairly quick draw, ease of carry and inexpensive holster options. Learn the benefits of pocket carry, including how to draw from the pocket and why the author likes pocket holsters during certain parts of the year.

KNOWLEDGE KEY TO PREVENTING SNAKEBITES

September 15, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Summer means cycling, golfing, rock climbing, camping, fishing, horseback riding, boating and swimming. It can also mean increased human-wildlife encounters, including those of the slithering kind. As such, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds people to watch for snakes as they enjoy the outdoors.

Colorado has 28 snake species, but only three are venomous: the massasauga, found on the southeast plains below 5,500 feet elevation; the midget faded rattlesnake, found in western-central Colorado; and the prairie rattlesnake, found throughout the state at elevations below 9,500 feet.

“Most people rarely encounter rattlesnakes, but they are out there,” said Colorado Parks and Wildlife reptile specialist Tina Jackson. “They are interesting to watch. They are beautiful creatures. But you need to be careful.”

Knowing how to distinguish a harmless snake from a rattler can mean the difference between a friendly human-wildlife encounter and a trip to the nearest emergency room.

The most distinguishing characteristic of a rattlesnake is the rattle at the end of the tail, but sometimes that can be misleading. For example, bull snakes try to mimic rattlesnakes by shaking their tail and hissing. Mature bull snakes can grow much larger than rattlesnakes and while they are not poisonous, their bite is very powerful and painful.

Jackson says that in most cases, injuries are the result of people trying to handle snakes. People who encounter snakes should never try to move, play with or harass them. The best course of action is to move away from snakes and give the reptiles enough room to slither away, Jackson said.

“If you run into a snake, as with any wildlife, give it room. Don’t try to pick it up. Don’t try to make it move. Don’t try to kill it,” she said. “In most cases the snake is not going to bother you.”

Because they are cold-blooded, snakes tend to move back and forth between shady and sunny spots to regulate their body temperatures. On warm days they become more active, lingering in spots that enable them to move easily between cooler and warmer areas.

“They can’t pant or sweat to lower their body temperatures, so they have to move into the shade. Once they start cooling down, they need to move into the sun to warm up,” Jackson said. “On really hot days they’ll move into a hole in the ground, under a rock, in a woodpile, under a deck, or in the corner of a shed or garage.”  Employees of utility companies often report finding snakes curled up in utility boxes.

In the event of snakebite, experts advise victims to seek immediate medical attention. Puncture wounds by non-venomous snakes can become infected if not promptly treated, causing swelling, bruising and pain. Even dead rattlesnakes can be dangerous because their fangs can still transmit venom.

Pets are bitten more often than people because they do not recognize the telltale rattle as a warning sign. Dogs tend to get facial injuries because they try to smell snakes. Cats are more likely to sustain injuries to their front paws because they swipe at snakes.

For more information about Colorado reptiles and amphibians, go to http://ndis.nrel.colostate.edu/herpatlas/coherpatlas/.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado’s wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more about Colorado’s state parks, please see: http://www.parks.state.co.us. To learn more about Colorado’s wildlife programs, please see: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

ELK HUNTING 101 IN DENVER SEPT. 27

September 15, 2012

DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a basic seminar for hunting elk in Colorado as a part of our Hunter Outreach Program efforts to educate and involve new hunters in the sport. This seminar will cover the fundamentals of habits/habitat, hunting tactics and techniques and provide a good beginning for the novice elk hunter.  Registration is limited to 75 participants. Join the fastest growing family of hunters in Colorado for an educational evening.

WHO: Everyone

WHEN: Thursday Sept. 27, from 6:30 to 9 PM

WHERE: Hunter Education Building, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216

COST: No cost

SIGN UP: To register please email wildlife.neoutreach@state.co.us or call 303-291-7804 and leave a message with name(s), address and phone number to register.

For more information on hunting in Colorado, go to:

http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/Pages/Hunting.aspx

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.


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