"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

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Colorado Senate Bill 8

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Republican efforts to extend to the workplace the same rights Colorado citizens already have to protect their homes from violent intruders were stymied by ruling Democrats today.

Senate Bill 8, sponsored by the GOP’s Sen. Ted Harvey, of Highlands Ranch, and Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, of Yuma, would have provided immunity to an owner, manager or employee who needs to use deadly force to protect himself in a workplace. Sponsors said that the bill was intended to spare the likes of mom-and-pop shopkeepers from malicious prosecution if they defend themselves at work.

The current law protecting homeowners' use of deadly force is referred to as the "Make my day" law--after the old Clint Eastwood movie line--prompting advocates of the law's expansion to dub their proposal, "Make my day better."

“They barely asked any questions of the witnesses today before unanimously voting against the bill,” Harvey said after the party-line vote in committee. “I wish they would have at least given an explanation about why they voted the way they did.”

Gardner feared the potential chilling effect of today’s vote.

“The last thing people should be worrying about when trying to defend themselves from violent attacks at work is whether some district attorney is going to second-guess their decision,” Gardner said. “This is about protecting the real victims.”

Harvey believes that the United States Supreme Court Heller decision, which affirmed that the right to bear arms is an individual right, strengthened the case for the bill, and he said he was disappointed with the way the Democratic committee members treated the hearing.

Harvey said that even though this version of the bill is dead, he sees this battle being fought again.

“I don’t think this is the last we’ll be hearing about this issue,” he said. “Coloradans believe in the 2nd Amendment and don’t want be made to feel guilty about protecting themselves from violence at work.”

Contact State Senator Josh Penry dist. 7 (joshpenry@gmail.com)
Representatives Steve King dist. 54 (steve.king.house@state.co.us)
Laura Bradford dist. 55 (laurabradford55@gmail.com)
to demand a revisit on this Senate Bill.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Concealed Carry Permits Are Life Savers

This article appears at Human Events dot Com. I put it here to help get the word out!

The right to bear arms is more than a Constitutional right: every human being has the natural unalienable right to self-defense. Cicero said 2,000 years ago, “If our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right.”

The U.S. Constitution, the constitutions of 44 states, common law, and the laws of all 50 states recognize the right to use arms in self-defense. Right to carry laws respect the right to self-defense by allowing individuals to carry concealed firearms for their own protection.

So many liberal politicians and self-appointed experts want to keep honest Americans from having access to firearms, even though, since 2003, in states which allow concealed carry, violent crime rates have been lower than anytime since the mid-1970s.

Friday, January 23, 2009

'gun salesman of year'

From: The Deseret News

What do you get when you add a faltering economy with Obama change?

Increased gun sales, for one thing.

Ever since Barack Obama was elected president in early November, Americans have been stocking up on guns and ammunition in unprecedented numbers.

Speculation is that the increased sales are driven by a
nervous populace

The numbers at "Get Some" reflect statistics recently released by the FBI that show that background checks for prospective gun buyers nationally went up dramatically over the last quarter of 2008. The number of requests climbed 42 percent from November 2007 compared to November 2008 and 24 percent from December 2007 compared to December 2008

Link to full article

There are reasonable concerns that Obama and the merry crew of Democrats now in Washington will try to limit the citizen's rights to gun ownership.

The main reasons people are buying guns is they no longer trust their government and are preparing for racial or civil war. Like it or not, that's the truth.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Alon Stivi’s Phase One Shooting Course in Grand Junction

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January IDPA match results

To see a listing of the January Match results click on this LINK

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ammunition Accountability Act (Still ALIVE)

To amend Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to dangerous instrumentalities and practices, so as to prohibit the manufacture, sale, and possession in this state of handgun ammunition that does not contain a unique code; to provide for definitions; to provide for the creation of an ammunition coding system data base to be established by the Department of Public Safety; to require the registration of manufacturers and vendors; to require the obtaining and maintenance of certain information; to provide for penalties; to provide for exceptions; to provide for a fee to fund the operation and maintenance of the data base; to provide a tax credit for the purchase of ammunition coding equipment; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.


The information below shows the status of this bill in Georgia as of 1/12/09

SB 12Handgun ammunition; prohibit manufacture, sale that does not contain unique code; create ammunition coding system database (PF)

* (1) Ramsey, Sr.,Ronald 43rd (Introduced the bill)

Status:01/12/09 - Senate Read and Referred

Senate bill #12

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Brady's current plans

The Second Amendment makes ALL the others possible.......

By Alan Korwin

Slipping below the radar (or under the short-term memory cap), the Democrats have already leaked a gun-ban list, even under the Bush administration when they knew full well it had no chance of passage (HR 1022, 110th Congress). It serves as a framework for the new list the Bradys plan to introduce shortly.

I have an outline of the Brady's current plans and targets of opportunity, I'm working on getting that news out asap after these ban lists, probably be ready in the next few days. It's horrific. They're going after the courts, regulatory agencies, firearms dealers and statutes in an all out effort to restrict we the people. They've made little mention of criminals.

Now more than ever, attention to the entire Bill of Rights is critical. Gun bans will impact our freedoms under search and seizure, due process, confiscated property, states rights, free speech, right to assemble and more, in addition to the Second Amendment.

See LINK Here for the text of HR 1022

LINK to Complete article by Alan Korwin Here

Monday, January 12, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

U.S. allows guns in national parks

A closer look
The rule change: Starting Friday, holders of concealed-handgun permits may carry concealed weapons in sites administered by the National Park Service. The Interior Department overturned a rule restricting loaded guns in most national parks, making park gun laws coincide with state gun laws. Those with concealed-handgun permits will no longer have to unload and dismantle their guns when they visit a national park. The rule doesn’t change anything in states where concealed handguns are not allowed — Illinois and Wisconsin — and still doesn’t allow long guns into national parks.

While visitors with concealed-handgun permits can have loaded weapons in the parks, they cannot take them into federal facilities, including visitor centers.