"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, July 21, 2009

Obama Regulatory Czar's Confirmation Held Up by Hunting Rights Proponent

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's nominee for "regulatory czar" has hit a new snag in his Senate confirmation process -- a "hold" by Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who's says he's not convinced that Harvard professor Cass Sunstein won't push a radical animal rights agenda, including new restrictions on agriculture and even hunting.

"Sen. Cornyn finds numerous aspects of Mr. Sunstein's record troubling, specifically the fact that he wants to establish legal 'rights' for livestock, wildlife and pets, which would enable animals to file lawsuits in American courts," the Republican's spokesman, Kevin McLaughlin, said in a statement to FOXNews.com.

In a 2007 speech at Harvard, Sunstein also advocated restricting animal testing for cosmetics, banning hunting and encouraging the general public to eat less meat.

Martosko said there are plenty of ways to pursue a "stealth campaign" on any one of these fronts -- guns or animal rights -- by putting pressure on the regulatory heads of the different agencies.

"He is the gatekeeper between the president and the secretaries," he said, noting that "as a regulatory czar, he won't be a judge or a legislator, so he cannot make laws. ... What he can do is nudge the departments in the direction of his philosophy," which is very much in line with "hard core animal rights zealots."

Click anywhere in the above post to got to the original article at Fox news.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Basic Firearms Instructor

Monday, July 13, 2009

Grand Valley Training Club will offer instruction for candidates to become certified in the following disciplines.

Instructor Basic Pistol
Instructor Basic Personal Protection in the Home

For information on how to enlist in this class Call Linn Armstrong 464-5177

Class Dates are as follows

July 24, 25, 26

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Colorado Attorney General Signs Amicus Brief Supporting Second Amendment Incorporation

Please Thank Attorney General John Suthers!

Two-thirds of the nation’s attorneys general have filed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari in the case of NRA v. Chicago and hold that the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This bi-partisan group of 33 attorneys general, along with the Attorney General of California in a separate filing, agrees with the NRA’s position that the Second Amendment protects a fundamental individual right to keep and bear arms, disagreeing with the decision recently issued by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Attorney General Suthers was one of the many who agrees that the Second Amendment is a fundamental individual right and signed the amicus brief. Please call Attorney General Suthers at (303) 866-4500 and thank him for standing up in support of the Second Amendment. You may also e-mail him at attorney.general@state.co.us.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Guns, God, words and crowds

Paul Danish, frequent speaker at the Pro Second Amendment Committee Awards banquet, pens an accurate and insightful essay pointing to the dangers that the American "Bill of Rights" protect for its citizens.

Guns are dangerous things. But the qualities that make guns dangerous are the same ones that empower people and make them free...

The kindergarten assertion that “sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me” is demonstrable rubbish...

LINK to the article published by the Boulder Weekly.

Also at the link below is an article by Pamela White. This is a follow up article to "Pamela White Takes the Gun Challenge" and "Uncensored--Lock and Load".

The break-in
A personal evolution of opinion on gun-ownership rights.

...there’s my obligation as a mother and a neighbor, not to mention my obligation to myself. Suffering martyrdom for a noble cause is one thing; allowing myself to be raped and killed in order to show compassion to violent criminals is another.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Quote from John Adams

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.

-John Adams