Friday, October 3, 2014

Quality Journalism

How the NRA is making the Ebola crisis worse. 

This is an actual MSNBC headline.  I'm not kidding.  It's also being promoted by several anti-rights groups desperately attempting to maintain relevancy.  Not their supporters mind you which is easy to find wing-nuttery from but the leadership so this is official policy.

This it the level of 'reasoned discourse' one can expect when dealing w/ them.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

.@ShannonrWatts: Does She Support Racism & Violence?

The head of Bloomberg's anti-violence campaign "Mom's Demand Action" sure seems to have a lot of violent supporters posting on their FB page.

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This is just one of the many comments regarding an individual legally and non-dramatically open carrying a handgun while shopping.  Statements they would shoot him, call the police to shoot him, 'destroy' him, etc. along w/ a hefty mix of racism, stereotypes, misandry, bigotry, and virtually every other form of de-humanizing you can think of. 

This, unfortunately, is the norm on anti-gun pages and they wonder why we don't trust them when they call for 'discourse' while enabling vitrol like this among their supporters.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Chicago: Honor Students and Good Boys Riot

At they Hyatt-Regency in Ohare, dozens of CCW holders met, discussed, and argued yet not a single shot was fired. 

Around the rest of the city, however, Chicago Public Schools' honor students went on a killing rampage. 

Weekend: 8 killed (5 shot, 3 stabbed), 44 wounded

We all know what Rahmbo and Streetlight McCarthy will blame though.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Brady Campaign: Even Police Are 'Bad Apples'

In another one of their blood dancing emails, the Brady Bunch have convinced a grieving widow that the murderer of her husband and those who assisted in it are not responsible, but the legitimate firearm dealer is. 
The actions of bad apple gun dealers have tragic consequences….even for our American heroes…
Brad Fox served his country with two tours in Iraq. He protected his community as a police officer. He was a loving husband and father who, just hours before his death, told his colleagues at the Plymouth Township, Pennsylvania police department that he and his wife Lynsay were expecting their second child.
Then he was shot dead by a felon, with a gun sold by a bad apple gun dealer.
Brad’s killer couldn’t pass a Brady background check. But he got his gun and eight others through straw purchases. Six of those guns, including the one that killed Brad, were sold by In Site Firearms.

We filed a lawsuit for Lynsay Fox against In Site with our partners at the Dechert law firm. Lynsay’s case is just one of many in our campaign to Stop Bad Apple Gun Dealers.
Here's what they leave out.  Those 'six guns' were sold over a period of 4 months.   The owner of the shop being sued is a 20yr veteran of the police force.  The straw purchaser was convicted on 23 counts, including 9 felonies, for knowingly buying the guns for his felon buddy.

So where are these 'signs' the Brady's insist were there?  I bet they only exist in their mind.  This is exactly the kind of frivolous lawsuit the PLCAA was created to stop and I hope the case is immediately thrown out and the Brady's forced to pay the shops legal fees.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Meanwhile... Elsewhere in Chicago

16 wounded in separate shootings since Saturday 

 Cook County probation department's gun cases fall apart

In this one (paid service required), FBI and CC probation officers are illegally searching residences and attempting prosecutions.

Any questions as to where their priorities are? 

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#GRPC '14 Day 2

Day 2 of the GRPC in Chicago.  This morning, I ran into Ethel, a wonderful lady I met at the GRPC three years ago.  It was her first gun event that she had shown up to just to see what the controversy was about first hand.  She ended up staying the entire weekend and joining all the alphabet organizations.  This morning she told me she has her FOID card and is still involved.

 Currently sitting and chatting w/ Dean Weingarten of Gunwatch and Robert Sadtler of the VCDL.

Also got a chance to talk to David Young before things got started.

Call to Order (Peggy Tartaro)

Shootout at the Airwaves Corral
Tom Gresham (Gun Talk Radio), Malia Zimmerman (Hawaii reporter)

Zimmerman: Hawaii 1 million reg. firearms.  9 hr wait to register w/ metered parking & no R/R.  No women CCW licenses since 60’s.  If you get murdered, you’ll get a candlelight vigil but they won't let you defend yourself w/ a gun.   

Gresham/Zimmerman:  Skills to be a radio caller.  Turn your radio off!  Stay on the phone. You're on a stopwatch so be ready to talk and be on point. Not a conversation, it's a performance.  Have notes if you're nervous. Worst guests ever.... Lawyers.  If you're in a hostile environment, take examples from politicians for the 'Non-Answer answer' (ex. Hillary Clinton and Karl Rove).  Limit what you say so they can't use fluff against you.  If on TV, dress professional (not red, stripe, polkadot) sit up straight. Don't fidgit.  You're there to make your point, not answer their questions.  If we buy into their questions, we fail. Don't 'fill the silence' w/ babble.  Don't (verbally) attack/insult the interviewer or assume they're anti-gun.  Don't talk over host. 

Science vs Fiction in Public Health Policy
Vikram Khanna (Khanna on Health), Timothy Wheeler (Dr's for Responsible Gun Ownership)

Khanna:  John Hopkins upset they’ve trained a pro-gun advocate.  Twitter feed from anti included heavy profanity and is a professed Christian w/ description “ Jesus says to tell you you’re an F-ing Moron. “
Got into guns by a neighbor who took him trap shooting.  Other neighbor was local drug dealer.  Police not there 24 hrs a day.  That was the switch.  Healthcare system being manipulated to work against individuals. SG nominee wants Dr's to regularly question patients about guns. Electronic medical records would contain that info. That data not safe. 

Wheeler: FOPA act in Florida passed in '11. Pediatrician kicked out patient after they refused to answer gun question.  Law currently set to go ahead.

Tackling Media Bias on Guns & Gunowners
Charles Heller (Liberty watch Radio)
Don Irvine (Accuracy in Media)

Inexpensive to get PSA's made. First exposure to 'gun culture' may be a radio ad. Use social media because even the reports aren't reading papers anymore.

Expanding Carry Options for America
Tim Schmidt (US Concealed carry,Inc)

CC stats and history.  11 million people w/ licenses. Bad guys don't want to get shot. Where to we go? Shaneen Allen, This is what happens when we need to get 'permission'.

Investigating Gun Related News & the Rise of the Citizen Journalist
David Codrea & David Workman

 Codrea: Internet is burying us in extremist data and siphons money from newspapers.  Make it more expensive through ‘Progressive energy tax’ .  They are the opposite in what they say and what they do.  Like dinosaurs wanting tax on mammals.  Unauthorized Journalist compared to ‘real reporters’ or ‘legitimate media’.  ‘Just a blogger’.   How many AFT whistleblowers came to ‘legitimate’ media to expose F&F. Was told at a public rally he wasn't 'authorized' to speak, that it wasn't 'free speech'.  How MSM slant stories and ignore others. Parroting talking points. Use the same stock phrases over and over. Thinks Holder will be able to escape justice since he's not directly in front of Congress anymore. Media ignorance on firearms (Ferguson earplugs = rubber bullets).  We need 'force multipliers' since we're the 'small voices'. We are all leaders for attending and being active (like IGOLD being snowed in and thousands still attend)  

Workman: Forward links of articles to people who don't know.  Spent near 2yrs on F&F.  Obama took ownership of F&F when he extended exec. privilege to documents. Most MSM ignored F&F. Blogs get the word out and facts that MSM misses/ignores. We don't have to rely on Dan Rather. If it wasn't for Codrea/Vanderbough, there wouldn't have been a F&F. I don't deal in 'Truth', I deal in facts.

Bloomberg, Holder & the Mid-Term Elections
John Fund (NRO)

Holder resignation clearest sign administration is running scared and they're going to try and push nominations during lame duck.  Holder approval rating 15%.  SCOTUS 14 times ruled unanimous against administration last 2 years. Only winning 37% of cases compared to 75% avg.  Jones v US.  Tracking device w/o any due process or suspicion of crime. Holder worst AG in history of US. Half of Inspector Generals protested administration stalling investigations. Most appointed by Obama. We're going to have last laugh.

Tying it all together

David Young won the attendee raffle for a Ruger handgun. 

Following that, Gottlieb attempted to explain his support of SAF's version of UBC's.  It is not going over well, expanding on the conflict that was brought up yesterday.  There's lots of heated argument between him and many attendees. He feels we're going to lose the UBC fight while others such as Chris Knox (Firearms Coalition) and Mike Weisman (ISRA VP) disagree vehemently. George Owens (AL Gun Rights) vehemently agreed w/ Gottlieb.

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