"When some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered, yes - remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education - make them hunters."

Henry David Thoreau, 1854

“A citizen who shirks his duty to contribute to the security of his community is little better than the criminal who threatens it.” - Robert Boatman

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hunting in Colorado

I went up into the mountains last week to do some hunting. I thought I would share these photos that my son took of the area and our camp.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Open Letter to Sportsmen / Illinois State Rifle Association

This is one you should read!

Click on this link Please

Open Letter to Sportsmen

From: Richard A. Pearson / Executive Director / Illinois State Rifle Association

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Watch the ad that Obama tried to censor

Hunter - Obama TV Ad

"...just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can't constrain the exercise of that right..."
Barack Obama, 2008 Philadelphia primary debate

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Obama Wants NRA Ads Banned

Saturday, September 27, 2008 8:10 PMBy: Newsmax staff

(sorry this is a tad old, but still interesting--dean0)

The Obama camp has been threatening television and radio stations to keep them from airing anti-Obama ads.

The latest target is the NRA and stations in Pennsylvania.

Earlier this week, the National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund released a series of radio and television spots to educate gun owners and sportsmen about Barack Obama's longstanding anti-gun record. In response to the NRA-PVF ads, a clearly panicked Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) are doing everything they can to hide Obama's real record by mounting a coordinated assault on the First Amendment.

They have gone to desperate and outrageous lengths to try to silence your NRA by bullying media outlets with threats of lawsuits if they run NRA-PVF's ads.

The Obama camp is particularly angry with an NRA ad entitled 'Hunter' which lays out Obama's record on gun control.

You can see the 'Hunter' ad -- Go Here Now.

Other NRA ads include 'Way of Life' and another focusing on Joe Biden's record, 'Defend Freedom, Defeat Obama.'

This week, Obama's campaign general counsel Bob Bauer wrote seeking to censor the ads at stations in Pennsylvania.

'Unlike federal candidates, independent political organizations do not have a 'right to command the use of broadcast facilities,'' Bauer writes. 'Moreover, you have a duty 'to protect the public from false, misleading or deceptive advertising.''

'This advertising is false, misleading, and deceptive,' Bauer continued. 'We request that you immediately cease airing this advertising.'

The NRA says Obama's camp are sending out these 'intimidating cease and desist letters' to cable operators and television stations, threatening their FCC licenses if they run the ads.

The NRA charged that 'Obama and the DNC have been using strong-arm tactics reminiscent of Chicago machine politics to try and cover up the truth and silence NRA by forcing the stations to assist them in hiding Obama's radical anti-gun record.'

And now, Obama and the DNC have opened a new front in their assault on your First Amendment rights by calling on their followers to contact these station managers to demand that the stations not run NRA-PVF's ads.

NRA stands behind the accuracy of these ads, and NRA attorneys have responded to the Obama campaign's despicable and abusive attempt to trample on the First Amendment by sending a thorough rebuttal to station managers. This rebuttal clearly and conclusively refutes the Obama campaign's fallacious claims that the ads are inaccurate.

The NRA has set up a web site detailing its position on Obama at http://www.gunbanobama.com/.

And here!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Ladies and Gentlemen,The elections are just a month away and traffic on www.GunVoter.org hasbeen picking up, but we still don't have the level of participation andinformation we need to have a serious impact in November.I am asking all registered users to do 3 things:1. Log in to www.GunVoter.org and post any information you have or can findabout candidates in your state - from Dog Catcher to Governor. Goodsources to tap include, www.VoteSmart.org, www.GunOwners.org,www.NRAPVF.org, local rights organizations, and party and campaign sites. Every bit of information helps.2. Send a note to any activist groups, parties, political organizations,and candidates inviting them to post information on www.GunVoter.org.3. Contact your friends, family, and shooting buddies to invite them totake these three actions.If half of the people on this list make a half-hearted effort to accomplishthese three requests, www.GunVoter.org will be a useful tool and make adifference in the 2008 elections.If more than half of the people on this list make a serious effort toaccomplish these three tasks, www.GunVoter.org will be a valuable resourceand make a serious impact on the 2008 elections.Please take a few moments to help us make a difference for pro-rightscandidates and our nation.Yours for the Second Amendment,Jeff Knoxwww.GunVoter.org-- Thanks, The GunVoter Management