Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Problem With Concealed Carry Licenses

"A year after he was denied a license to carry a concealed weapon, Exeter resident Dan Garand is taking his case to the state Supreme Court. His hired gun is attorney Penny Dean, a Second Amendment specialist, NRA-certified shooting instructor, hunting safety instructor and graduate of the "Lethal Force Institute. If you can lawfully own a gun, you should be issued a license to carry," said Dean, who hopes to convince the state's highest court that appeals of gun license denials should be heard in superior courts." [link]

Here is my main beef with CCW, CCL, what have you. Of all the states that allow concealed carry only two are doing it correctly (based on the U.S. Constitution). Those would be Alaska and Vermont. In either state if you may "legally" own a firearm then you may automatically carry concealed, no paperwork, now forms, no fees, etc... In other words no infringement on rights. The rest of the states issue their licenses on a "shall issue" basis. This is the loophole part. There is nothing in there that forces whatever entity issues these licenses to issue anybody one, regardless of reason. I know that here in Kentucky you have to get your county sheriff to sign off on an approval for your license. He/she has the choice to either sign and grant your license or not. If they don't like you, your family, the way you look, etc... any reason whatsoever they don't have to issue your license.

Now don't get me wrong it is good that quite a few states are recognizing the right of law abiding citizens to be able to protect themselves in the best manner available to them. However, they should all look into Vermont/Alaska style concealed carry laws.

Eddie Eagle and Hoplophobia

"Showing that the depths of some individuals' hoplophobia know no bounds, (Dallas-Fort Worth) recently ran a story on a mother whose knee-jerk reaction against firearms was so overwhelming that even pictures of firearms in NRA's Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program's coloring book, sent her into a tizzy." [link]

No matter how many times I see these types of stories and people that think this way, it never ceases to amaze me.

Quote for the Day

In United States v. Cruikshank (1876), the first case in which the Court had an opportunity to interpret the Second Amendment, it stated that the right confirmed by the Second Amendment "is not a right granted by the constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence."

Friday, February 27, 2009

Has the Time Come?

"Attorney General Eric Holder stated in a press conference today that Barack Obama’s administration will seek to reinstate the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. Eric Holder was speaking at a news conference announcing a crackdown against a Mexican drug cartel in the United States." [link]

Looks like they're revving their engines now. Since Obama and his administration have discovered there is not enough resistance to stop them from doing whatever they please in Washington, they will do just that. WHATEVER THEY PLEASE. Regardless of what "We the People" think, say, or do. We are in for some dark times, and multiple struggles we must battle to the best of our ability in the coming years.

It was time to start joining liberty and freedom minded organizations years ago. Now is the time that Americans must make their voices heard above the grind of the gears of tyranny. Now is the time "We the People" must demand and make our government listen to our grievances. How about we take a look at a list of rights that have been violated over and over by our government for years now without much resistance:

Our government has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent swarms of Officers to harrass our people, including but not limited to the IRS, BATFE, Homeland Security, FEMA,
Our government has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies (FBI, CIA, BATFE, multiple other government entities armed to the teeth) without the Consent of our legislatures.
Our government has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power (once again see the list of all the government agencies that are better armed, trained, and definitely kept separate).
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us (once again see the above list): For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States (remember Ruby Ridge, Waco).
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: (Patriot Act ring a bell)
For taking away our Charters (The United States Constitution, individual state Constitutions, The Bill of Rights), abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments...

If any of these things sound very familiar they should for two reasons: 1)They are all happening or taking place right now, and 2) They are taken nearly word for word with some slight modifications added from The Declaration of Independence. When will enough be enough.

Quote for the Day

"[A] Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States... as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please." -- Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Short Break?

For my readers out there,

I will be out of town for a few days. It might not be possible for me to post regularly like I have been doing so far. Never fear, I will return in a few days, and possibly I may even get a chance or two to post while I am away. If not you can about guarantee that I will be able to catch up on some reading and have plenty more ideas and information about our struggle for freedom and liberty in these times.

Quote for the Day

"The war against illegal plunder has been fought since the beginning of the world. But how is... legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish this law without delay... If such a law is not abolished immediately it will spread, multiply and develop into a system." -- Frederic Bastiat

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Tea Party II

More from Rick Santelli.

In Response to Those That Argue Government=Safety

Excellent article here by fellow blogger Kent McManigal. This would especially be a good read for those of you that like to justify more government as a means for safety and security. I know that none of you read my blog or Kent's, but maybe you will have a caring friend that will email our links along with Kent's article to you.

How About We Call You On It, Mr Obama!

"If a federal agency proposes a project that will waste that money, I will not hesitate to call them out on it and put a stop to it," Obama told the mayors, who were gathered in the White House. "And I want everybody here to be on notice ... if a local government does the same. I will call them out on it and use the full power of my office and our administration to stop it." [link]

Wonderful rhetoric in this instance, let's sound tough, but not mean a damn thing about it. If you truly are going to call out federal agencies for wasting money how about actually taking a look at some of the measures in your so called "stimulus law":

$24 million for USDA buildings and rent
$176 million for renovating Agricultural Research Service buildings
$290 million for flood prevention activities
$50 million for watershed rehabilitation
$1.4 billion for wastewater disposal programs
$295 million for administrative expenses associated with food stamp program
$1 billion for the 2010 Census
$200 million for public computer centers at community colleges and libraries
$650 million for the DTV converter box coupon program
$360 million for construction of NIST buildings
$830 million for NOAA research and facilities
$2 billion for Byrne JAG program
$10 million to combat Mexican gunrunners
$125 million for rural communities to combat drug crimes
$1 billion for the COPS program
$1 billion for NASA
$300 million to purchase scientific instruments for colleges and museums
$400 million for equipment and facilities at the NSF
$3.7 billion to conduct "green" renovations on military bases
$375 million for Mississippi River projects
$10 million for urban canals
$5 billion for weatherizing buildings
$2 billion to develop advanced batteries for hybrid cars
$3.4 billion for fossil energy research (possibly including an earmark for FutureGen)
$5.1 billion for environmental cleanup around military bases
$5.5 billion for "green" federal buildings
$300 million for "green" cars for federal employees
$20 million for IT upgrades at the Small Business Administration
$200 million to design and furnish DHS headquarters
$98 million earmark for a polar icebreaker
$210 million for State and local fire stations
$125 million to restore trails and abandoned mines
$146 million for trail maintenance at National Park Service sites
$140 million for volcano monitoring systems
$600 million for the EPA Superfund environmental cleanup program
$200 million to clean up leaking underground storage tanks
$500 million for forest health and wildfire prevention
$25 million for the Smithsonian Institution
$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts
$1.2 billion for "youth activities" (for "youth" up to 24 years old)
$500 million earmark for NIH facilities in Bethesda, MD
$1 billion for Head Start
$32 million for home-delivered nutrition services
$160 million for volunteer programs at the Corporation for National and Community Service
$500 million earmark for the SSA National Computer Center in MD
$220 million for the International Boundary and Water Commission, U.S. and Mexico
$8 billion for high-speed railway (including an earmark for Harry Reid's LA to Las Vegas MagLev)
$1.3 billion for Amtrak

[link for source] & here

Quote for the Day

"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms." -- Thomas Jefferson

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sovereignty Resolution For MN !!!

MN Introduces their own Sovereignty Resolution and joins the other 21 States!
Read the Bill Here:https://www.revisor.leg.s...
If you live in MN please call your Congressman and/or Senator and let them know that you support this bill.

Source for everything on this page

Another Gun Control Ploy

It seems that if they can't exactly go after the firearms, then they will attempt to manipulate the system in any means necessary to make owning a firearm so expensive only a select few can own them. How about this:

"Kenneth Dunkin, a former social worker and Democrat member of the Illinois House of Representatives, has introduced HB0687, entitled the “Firearm Owners ID-Insurance” bill. It is currently in the Rules Committee.
Dunkin’s bill amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, a previous bill aimed at chipping away at the Second Amendment. Dunkin’s amendment states “that any person who owns a firearm in this State shall maintain a policy of liability insurance in the amount of at least $1,000,000 specifically covering any damages resulting from negligent or willful acts involving the use of such firearm while it is owned by such person.” [link]

How about we start trying to get a bill that states "All elected officials must carry a liability insurance policy in the amount of at least $20 million lest they in any way, shape, or form try say or do anything that tries to limit, curtail, regulate, ban, eradicate, outlaw, etc... anything that has to do with personal freedom and responsibility. This policy will specifically cover any damages resulting from negligent or willful acts of using your powers as a representative of the people to try and remove their freedoms and/or your violation of any part of the United States Constitution. Such examples include, but are not limited too: stress (from having to put up with your stupidity in office) and any related conditions caused by stress, high blood pressure, headache, carpel tunnel syndrome (from having to write, type, stamp, etc... to you and urge you not to be an idiot, and/or post on forums to get the word out about your treachery), or any other damages real or imagined."

Now we just need to give this legislation a name.

Traders Revolt! CNBC Host calls for New Tea Party - Chicago Floor Mocks Obama Plan

This is just great! Below the video window I have included some links that deal with this.

Poll to vote on joining the "Tea Party"
More on the Tea Party

Texas Joins Fight for State Sovereignty

We now have another state that has added its name to the list. Let's keep 'em rolling in. Here are several links where you can read about what Texas is doing to fight the federal government and it's overreaching unconstitutional powers: The exact document, and a snippet with comments. If you live in one of the many states that are declaring their sovereignty under the 9th and 10th Amendments wonderful. If not start writing, emailing, and calling your representatives.

Also, here is a link to all my blog posts about the fight for state sovereignty for those interested.

Quote for the Day

"There are those in America today who have come to depend absolutely on government for their security. And when government fails they seek to rectify that failure in the form of granting government more power. So, as government has failed to control crime and violence with the means given it by the Constitution, they seek to give it more power at the expense of the Constitution. But in doing so, in their willingness to give up their arms in the name of safety, they are really giving up their protection from what has always been the chief source of despotism­government. Lord Acton said 'power corrupts.' Surely then, if this is true, the more power we give the government the more corrupt it will become. And if we give it the power to confiscate our arms we also give up the ultimate means to combat that corrupt power. In doing so we can only assure that we will eventually be totally subject to it." -- Ronald Reagan

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Gun Grabbers Use Lies to Push Their Agenda

"...The bill would close the so-called "gun show/Internet loophole." It would prohibit private sales of pistols or assault weapons unless the buyer or seller was a federally licensed dealer, or used a licensed dealer to transfer the weapon. That includes sales at garage and estate sales and over the Internet, which are currently exempt from background checks." [link]

Yeah, you can read the underlined, bold print again. It was an exact quote from the source. I was under the impression that internet sales had to go through an FFL.

More Info on Student Suspended for Having a Valid CCW License

" officials maintain that state law also gives the public higher education system the right to ban guns from its campuses, regardless of whether gun owners have a permit. With backing from a guns-rights lobbying organization and Republican state legislators, the student filed an appeal of the university's disciplinary decision, arguing that the permit laws should trump the university's view of the issue." [link]

Just some more information on this story that is out there. Please support Mr. Maxwell. He is a Marine Corps Veteran and is a legally licensed to possess a CCW, which he does. Besides I would like to see how "university officials" claim that a university policy trumps state law? You can find campus contacts at this site.

For the first post on this go here.

Gun Control Loophole

Let's assume for a moment that the gun-grabbers decide to give up on their "traditional" approach to ban firearms. What we as owner, enthusiasts, collectors, etc... need to keep an eye out for are other means that this could be established. Unfortunately I think I may have found a very small loophole that may be a means of more restrictive gun-control that is far beyond the "traditional" method. As many of you know for a few years now gun-grabbers have been going the environmental route and going after the lead contained in projectiles. Luckily there are alternatives to lead, albeit a bit more expensive, but an easy work around. Let's now look at another environmental measure that has yet to rear its ugly head, but we should be very vigilant on this issue and its effects on our rights.

"The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act for the first time to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists blame for the warming of the planet, according to top Obama administration officials." [link]

Big deal some of you may say what does this have to do with my guns. Well depending on how far some want to push this, everything. This will even be a way to get at those old smoke poles that nearly everyone thinks will be exempt from gun control laws. If taken to the limits, gun-grabbers could push for outlawing every single firearm ever manufactured.

How you may ask? Simple chemistry. Lets start by looking at the combustion of blackpowder. 10 KNO3 + 3 S + 8 C → 2 K2CO3 + 3 K2SO4 + 6 CO2 + 5 N2 [link]. For those of you that know nothing about chemistry the right side of the equation (that part after the arrow) is what is produced after blackpowder ignites. The 6 CO2 means 6 molecules of carbon dioxide... Now see where I am going with this?

I apologize for not having a combustion formula for smokeless powder, but do some searching and you will find that it contains carbon and probably some oxygenated compounds as well. Upon combustion CO2 will end up being produced in some quantity.

We need to keep an eye out on this, because you can about guarantee that I am not the only one who has given this some thought and come to this conclusion.

Idiots and Gun Control

"Why can’t there be more stringent laws against guns in Salinas?... The initial question was posed by Peter Valdez of Salinas, who wanted to know why gun locks couldn’t be enforced in the city – forcing gang members to lock their guns in order to transport them."

And yet another idiot opens their mouth. Once again proving the old adage: "Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." Fortunately there was someone there with enough logic to answer this question very intelligently.

"Gang member are not going to adhere to the law,” said Bardoni, referring to how the criminals use illegal guns. “The problem is the outlaw element that is carrying the guns that we can’t control at this point.” [link]

Quote for the Day

"Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one..." -- Thomas Paine

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Obama Defends Concealed Carry?

"The Obama administration is legally defending a last-minute rule enacted by President George W. Bush that allows concealed firearms in national parks, even as it is internally reviewing whether the measure meets environmental muster." [link]

Yeah I couldn't believe it either. But for some reason I am not getting a warm fuzzy feeling all over. I think somebody had better start looking up this man's sleeves, because there is definitely something hiding up there.

More Gun Control Drivel

"On February 17, 2009, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed two resolutions sponsored by Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan regarding stricter gun control. For the third year, the commissioner authored legislation urging the U.S. Congress and Florida Legislature to reinstate the Federal Assault Weapons Act...the commissioner passed another related item, urging both Congress and the State Legislature to pass legislation requiring all gun sales, regardless of venue or type, to be registered with law enforcement within 14 days of purchase, in addition to any other existing restrictive requirements..." [link]

OH! My favorite! Draconian style firearms control, restrictions, limits, etc... Whatever floats your boat. For some reason politicians can't get it through their thick, brainless skulls that these types of regulations only apply to law abiding citizens. They do not understand that criminals, by definition, will still continue to do what they do, commit crimes. They will do this regardless of any barriers in their way. Did the invention of safes stop them from trying to get to the valuable stored inside? Did the invention of CCTV and the use of it at gas stations stop hold ups from these establishments?

If merely passing a law remedied a situation we would have not more drunk driving incidents, no murders, not theft, no extortion, no rape, etc... Only the law abiding follow the laws. The problem we start to run into is nearly everyone has that theoretical line in the sand drawn at some point. At what point will politicians turn you into a criminal?

Quote for the Day

"Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense." -- Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

If You Speak, They Will Know You're Stupid

"[Rep. Caroline McCarthy D- New York]...said Friday she does not criticize legally owned guns. McCarthy added, "I hope the guns didn't have bullets in them."

We also have from the same article:

"I am very upset about the whole thing," said Joyce Gorycki of Mineola, widow of a Long Island Rail Road official killed in the 1993 train shooting and co-chair of Long Island's New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. "I don't know why she needs two rifles." [link]

Two comments from me. I certainly hope the guns did have bullets in them else they would be useless for defense purposes. How about we start making people keep their engines separated from their vehicles? By this logic someone too drunk to drive would not be able to put their engine in their car and drive (in theory).

Second comment: I don't know why other people try to force their beliefs on me. If I want to own 500 guns and never shoot a one that is my choice not yours and/or anyone else's.

Quote for the Day

"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men." -- John Adams

Gun Rights Examiner: Showdown under the Big Sky?

Gun Rights Examiner: Showdown under the Big Sky?

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Obama's Rhetoric Is the Real 'Catastrophe'

"President Barack Obama has turned fearmongering into an art form...This fearmongering may be good politics, but it is bad history and bad economics. It is bad history because our current economic woes don't come close to those of the 1930s. At worst, a comparison to the 1981-82 recession might be appropriate. Consider the job losses that Mr. Obama always cites. In the last year, the U.S. economy shed 3.4 million jobs. That's a grim statistic for sure, but represents just 2.2% of the labor force. From November 1981 to October 1982, 2.4 million jobs were lost -- fewer in number than today, but the labor force was smaller. So 1981-82 job losses totaled 2.2% of the labor force, the same as now." [link]

I might also like to point out that Obama loves to compare himself with FDR, as far as being able to handle the recession that we are end and bring it to a close. In fact Obama is following almost the exact "strategy" that FDR did, that is to say massive government spending, creating jobs via infrastructure projects (WPA), and provide welfare benefits to the poor.

More opinions on what this "stimulus" will do for welfare reform can be found here.

You may also read an interesting paper on whether the New Deal helped or not here. Interestingly enough this article cites and gives a link to a paper by Christina Romer (heard of her, she is Obama's chairperson on the Council of Economic Adviser's), who in this paper give empirical evidence that government spending did not in any way help end the depression. However now that she has a top spot in the administration she is all for government spending.

Just read all the information contained here and enjoy.

As Data Collecting Grows, Privacy Erodes

"We are typically told that personal information is anonymously tracked for one reason — usually something abstract like making search results more accurate, recommending book titles or speeding traffic through the toll booths on the thruways. But it is then quickly converted into something traceable to an individual, and potentially life-changing." [link]

Just one more thing for us freedom lovers to be very careful about, check that, not just us, but anyone. Personal information being tracked is one reason that identity theft is on the rise. How sure can you be that a third party is going to be truly concerned and secure with your personal information?
“According to an August poll conducted by Zogby International for Associated Television News, the American public rejects the notion that new gun control laws are needed by a two-to-one margin,” Snyder continued.

But that doesn't really matter to the gun grabbers. Manner of you have by now heard of ammunition encoding. This is their new ploy read on...

"Gun owners are alarmed over what they're witnessing in Washington, DC and state legislatures across the country. Realizing they could not succeed in disarming American citizens, Liberal organizations and their political representatives have decided to allow armed citizens to possess all the guns they wish. The hitch is, according to political strategist Mike Baker, the so-called gun-grabbers have decided to track ammunition for those guns by encoding the cartridges and maintaining a database." [link]

Just keep a close eye out for this type of legislation. It has been killed in quite a few of the states it first started in, but it would be no surprise to see it start popping up again.

Quote for the Day

"We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of the public money." -- Davy Crockett

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Quote for the Day

"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." -- Jeff Cooper

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Putting Things in Perspective: The Stimulus

Since the so called stimulus plan has passed, and will more than likely be signed into law early next week I thought I might take a bit of time to place the price of this in perspective. The face cost of the bill is in the league of $787 billion dollars, for some math purposes I will be using in a moment that is 787 followed by nine (9) zeros. (For those of you that may be reading this from other countries all amount are in US dollars. You may convert into your countries currency here).

Let us now presuppose that $100,000 US dollars. Is an amount that if earned annually would be more than sufficient to meet every need of an individual and take care of nearly every want. It is helpful to remember here that $50,233 was the average household income in America in 2008. So what I did was double then round off.

Now to get an impression of just how big this package really is. If an individual now spent exactly $1ooK a day it would take him/her 10 days to spend $1million. So every 100 days would be $10 million spent, 1000 days $100million, 10,000 days now gets us to $1billion dollars spent. This means it would take 27.4 years at a rate of $100K a day to equal $1billion dollars so at that rate it would take just a little over 21,536 YEARS to equal $787billion.

Even if we assume an expenditure rate of $100million a day it would take 10 days to get a $1billion, 100 for $10billion...for a grand total of 7870 days or 21.56 years at a rate of $100million a day to equal the size and scope of the stimulus.

Quote for the Day

"Those who profess to favor freedom yet depreciate agitation are men who want the crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. ... Power concedes nothing without demand. It never has and never will. ... The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." -- Fredrick Douglas

Friday, February 13, 2009

Another State Joins in Sovereignty Fight

Pennsylvania has now joined New Hampshire and the others in pushing for state sovereignty. Hope they keep pushing and maybe Washington will start to understand "We The People" are tired of having our rights trampled upon.

Gun Rights Activists Make Their Case

"Sitting in folding chairs on the stage at Memorial Hall at James Madison University, students on Wednesday evening participated in a classroom situation where a gunman breaks into the room.

In the first scenario, the gunman is the only one armed. But in the second demonstration, the gunman, teacher and a student are armed.

Security company owner Shawn Deehan of Fredericksburg said the classroom was safer when the students and teacher had the opportunity to stop the gunman and protect themselves.

"They had a chance to survive," Deehan said of the students in the second demonstration. "In the other scenario, they have no chance at all." [link]

Good to see that some universities unlike others, understand the importance of well informed, armed citizens on their campus. For more information about gun week at JMU visit

College Student Suspended Despite Handgun Permit

"A university student disciplinary panel determined Tuesday that 30-year-old Jeffrey L. Maxwell ...a Marine Corps veteran...won't be allowed to re-enroll until a licensed mental health professional notifies the university that he is not a threat to himself or others, the panel concluded. The student must also write a 10-page paper that addresses the impact the possession of weapons on college campuses has on others as well as the importance of following the law." [link]

Several things come to mind here let me first address the issue of forcing someone to get the approval of a "licensed mental health professional" before they can re-enroll in classes for carrying a handgun. What we now have is an attempt to show that not only firearm ownership, but mere possession of a firearm is a mental health issue. The thought of this scares the hell out of me and goes to show the reason GOA raised such a fit about the "Veteran's Disarmament Act".

If I were Mr. Maxwell, I would write the paper though, and in it I would include the text of the 2nd Amendment, some of the Founding Father's ideas about the freedom and the importance of being armed, incidents of armed citizens saving lives and stopping violent criminals, and the importance in understanding the importance between a law and a campus policy. Then I would tell them in the kindest manner possible to go f**k themselves!

I urge my readers to contact the university on Jeffrey Maxwell's behalf (which I will be doing) immediately.

Tennessee: Memphis News Site Publishes Tennessee Concealed Carry Permit Holder List

Got this info from felt it was too important to include a snippet of the story then a remark so here is the piece in its entirety with links included.

A Memphis based online news website,, has posted Tennessee’s right to carry permit holder list online! apparently feels that the “public’s right to know” outweighs your right to privacy. Their irresponsible decision to publish this list has made it easier for criminals to target law-abiding gun owners.

Shockingly when the list was first published, it even included permit holders home address! However, bowing to criticism, removed the address but still included a permit holder’s full name, birth date, city, zip code, and the issue and expiration date of their permit.

To view this list, please click here.

Let’s keep the pressure on to have this list removed completely by contacting IMMEDIATELY, as well as its President and Publisher, Joseph Pepe. can be reached at (901) 529-2345 or 1-800-444-6397.

Joseph Pepe, President and Publisher, 901-529-2205

via email by clicking here

Also, contact your State Legislators TODAY and respectfully urge them to support concealed carry permit holder confidentiality legislation. To find contact information for your State Legislators, please click here.

Politicians Lie Again

"In a press conference Thursday, the House Republican leadership spoke candidly about being kept out of the House-Senate conference on the Obama-Pelosi-Reid so-called “economic stimulus” bill. They confirmed they had not yet seen the text of the bill as of 4 p.m...“The American people have a right to know what’s in this bill,” Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind) told HUMAN EVENTS after the press conference. “Every member of Congress -- Republicans and Democrats -- voted to post this bill on the internet for 48 hours, 48 hours ago. We’ll see if the Democrats keep their word.”Actually -- as of 5:15 pm, the Democrats had broken their word. The stimulus bill -- which we still haven’t seen -- will be released late tonight and will be brought up on the House floor at 9 am tomorrow." [link]

I was just wondering if everyone else finds the so called "transparency in government" as ironic and humorous as I do. Anymore I do not know whether to laugh or cry at the idiocy that goes on in D.C.

Quote for the Day

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." -- Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Kerlikowske Pick More Proof of Obama's Anti-Gun Agenda, Says CCRKBA

"During his eight-year tenure as Seattle's police chief, Gil Kerlikowske has established himself as a devoted lobbyist for every restrictive gun law proposal," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "That's pretty hypocritical of a guy whose own gun was stolen out of his department car on a downtown Seattle street. He may pass an FBI background check for an appointment, but he flunked the responsible gun owner's test." [link]

And some more info on this subject...

Open Carry Legislation

"Four Southern states — Texas, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Arkansas — are considering legislation that would allow people to carry handguns openly..." [link]

Good news on this front.

More Gun Grabber Silliness

"Toure Muhammad, communications director for Rep. Rush, says while the Blair Holt bill would set up a system for tracking guns, it would not an infringement of Second Amendment rights. He explains, "This is not an attempt to ban guns. It is not intended in any way to impede the constitutional right to own or carry a gun. Instead, it would simply set up a system for registration of the type guns specified in the bill," Muhammad continues. "It would provide a way for police to track a gun that is used illegally back to its owner. It would be similar to the system we have for registering and titling automobiles." [link]

Couple of points here, don't you like the way the 2nd Amendment, which is a right, is now compared to automobile registration and titling. Also what will more than likely be tried is the classic bait and switch. This bill will get plenty of coverage, but won't go anywhere, instead a "milder" legislation will be written as a sort of compromise. Now is the time to be eternally vigilant.

Quote for the Day

"No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it." -- -- American Jurisprudence, Second Edition, Volume 16, Section 177

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This Bill Does Not Have a Single Earmark in It

To get to the meat of this go to 3:29 into the video to get the point. Then watch the video below Obama to see what Chucky has to say.

Really!!!! Then how the hell do you explain this:

Congressional $hopping Carts

"Americans who aren't lucky enough to get a piece of the stimulus pie will at least be able to rest comfortably at night knowing that the guy who just fired them is gonna get a tax break on his new golf cart..." [link]

Sort of makes you physically ill doesn't it?

...and Yet Another Gun Control Advocate in a Top Job

"Sources say Kerlikowske is expected to be named head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a Cabinet-level position otherwise known as the drug czar. The office, established in 1988, directs drug-control policy in the U.S. It's subject to Senate confirmation... He has been an advocate of gun control and fought to pass the assault-weapons ban and has championed closing the background-check loophole at gun shows." [link]

Just more of what we need in Washington right now.

Quote for the Day

"It is possible today for American students to pass through elementary school and high school, and obtain a university degree without gaining any appreciation for the men who founded their country." – Paul Craig Roberts

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Socialized Medicine on the Way

Here's the skinny on this next passage. This is an item that has been "slipped" into the stimulus package and would in effect nationalize medicine for every one in the United States. The page numbers contained refer to H.R. 1 EH, pdf version

"...the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446). These provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.” According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.”[link]

And Yet More From Hew Hampshire

"The New Hampshire state legislature took an unbelievably bold step Monday by introducing a resolution to declare certain actions by the federal government to completely totally void and warning that certain future acts will be viewed as a “breach of peace” with the states themselves that risks “nullifying the Constitution.”'
"This act by New Hampshire is a clear warning to the federal government that they could face being stripped of their power by the States (presumably through civil war)!"[link]

Getting better by the day isn't it. Here is some more info as well as here.

For those of you behind a little bit here was my 1st blog post about this and my 2nd blog post.

He Had to be Created by Geppetto

"OBAMA: "Not a single pet project," he told the news conference. "Not a single earmark."
THE FACTS: There are no "earmarks," as they are usually defined, inserted by lawmakers in the bill. Still, some of the projects bear the prime characteristics of pork...For example, the latest version contains $2 billion for a clean-coal power plant with specifications matching one in Mattoon, Ill., $10 million for urban canals, $2 billion for manufacturing advanced batteries for hybrid cars, and $255 million for a polar icebreaker and other "priority procurements" by the Coast Guard..."[link]

...he was created as a wooden puppet, but wanted so badly to be a real boy.

2nd Amendment Backers to March on DC!

"A coalition is being assembled to march on Washington to deliver to Congress, the president and even the U.S. Supreme Court a message that the Second Amendment is critical as the single right that allows Americans to ensure continuation of all of the others."[link]

Wonder what type of attention this will garner from the "main-stream" media?

Fairbanks Group Says "No" to Gun Legislation

“We’ve seen it happen in other countries across the world, and we know totalitarian governments see ownership of firearms as a liability they just can’t afford...” [link]
Good for them, need many more like them.

Quote for the Day

Yes, we did produce a near perfect republic, but will they keep it, or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the surest way to destruction." -- Thomas Jefferson

Monday, February 9, 2009

Looks Like New Hampshire and Friends are Gathering Supporters

From my previous post about New Hampshire declaring sovereignty based on the 9th and 10th Amendments. It now seems as if the list is growing. Now some analyst expect around 20 states to adopt this type of legislation.

Starting to look to me like this states rights issue is starting to come to the forefront again. Wouldn't it really be great to put the federal government in its actual place.

Firearms: A Great Equalizer

"A criminal on methamphetamine, about to break into a car, confronts the owner who just woke up and wears nothing but underpants. Who do you think would win this fight? Fade to a new version of the scene; the homeowner is “wearing” one more accoutrement––a handgun. Now who wins?"[link]

Excellent article, make perfect since to me.

B.C. police, politicians struggle to react to gang-related shootings

"On Friday afternoon, two gunmen pumped multiple rounds from what RCMP say were prohibited firearms into a pickup truck outside a suburban Langley mall's supermarket as shoppers were getting their weekend groceries."[link]

Let's take a moment to ponder the bold print and underlined statement.... Ok, so your telling me that these two criminals had possession of a prohibited firearm. OH MY! What about the children!? Oh wait, isn't criminal by definition someone who breaks the law? And doesn't Canada have relatively strict gun control? And this gun control does not prevent criminals from getting guns?

Maybe instead of some of the b*llshit laws that are being passed to curb individual rights, we as citizens should push for a law that makes it mandatory for all elected officials to show proficiency in logic. Then they might be able to put together than criminals don't care if it is illegal to own (insert your favorite Brady Campaign wish list of weapons to be banned here), they will get it anyway.

If just passing a law kept it from happening then it would have already, but it didn't.

Does Your Preacher Pack a Gun?

"God and guns we might think don’t swing together in church or anywhere else. After all there’s a rule about killing. It turns out that many preachers in one Southern part of the United States love their guns and consider them valuable."[link]
Pretty sure this article was wrote by a gun-rights fence sitter. The really seem to be tore up about which way to lean. This is a good example of why we, pro-gunners, need to continue to put our best foot forward. Remember in order to carry on our pro-rights culture we need to pass it on to others. Invite friends, family, and neighbors to the range with you sometime.

And by the way, I don't think my current preacher packs a gun, but one of my previous preachers sure did.

Quote for the Day

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks." -- Samuel Adams

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Quote for the Day

"So what's the difference between republican and democratic forms of government? John Adams captured the essence of the difference when he said, 'You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe.' Nothing in our Constitution suggests that government is a granter of rights. Instead, government is a protector of rights." -- Walter Williams

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Man Charged with Felony After Flipping Finger

"A Richards Avenue resident is being held on cash bail for a felony charge alleging he displayed his middle finger to someone who had a protection order against him."[link]

Okay that's all I need to get a protection order against 99% of all politicians at every level.

Inhofe Statement on Stimulus Compromise

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), issued the following statement tonight after the announcement of a compromise on the Senate
stimulus bill. "While I appreciate the efforts of my colleagues to
bring down the price tag of this bill, the fact is we still face a trillion
dollar spending bill. Making it worse, the bill is 93% spending and only 7% stimulation...'"

Well there you go. Pretty simple as self explanatory. We're gonna get screwed again.

Biden Urges Passage of Stimulus Despite Voter Backlash

"“If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still
a 30% chance we’re going to get it wrong,” was his message at the meeting.

Well now isn't that nice. A 30% chance that that roughly $800 billion goes down the tubes and does absolutely nothing to help the economy. Don't you just love how they throw our money around that is forcefully taken from us.

Quote for the Day

"...regarding the comparative virtues of various calibers, using hollow point ammo: it is absolutely undeniable that, while a 9 mm or .40 S&W may or may not expand, a .45 will never shrink." -- Roy Berkeley

New Hampshire Tells the Government to F**k Off

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine
affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles. Whereas
the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire, Part 1, Article 7 declares that
the people of this State have the sole and exclusive right of governing
themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent State; and do, and forever
hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right,
pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly
delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled..."[link]

That's not the only state that is doing it either check out some of the others.

Friday, February 6, 2009

What Needs to be Done

Nancy Pelosi [click photo or here for link]

Harry Reid [photo or here for link]

Have far too often violated this:
[Yep, you guessed it link here or at photo]

Now it is time for this:

Great Job South Carolina

"The Brady Campaign has long accused South Carolina of having weak guns laws as well. In the organization's 2008 state scorecards, released this week, South Carolina earned just nine points out of a total of 100."[link]

Excellent job down there South Carolina. 9 out of 100 on the Brady Scale is near perfect. The only fault I have is not allowing reciprocity of other states CCW licenses. Other than that keep up the good work. You still have a little way to go, KY is darn near perfect with a score of 2 out of 100.[Brady Campaign State rankings page, just a heads up in case you don't even want to go there, link] And Deo Vindice my friends!

Scrap This Useless Firearm Regulation

"Since the implementation of this program in 2001, this program has cost New York State taxpayers approximately $30 million with no results. Example: 212,080 firearms have been entered into the database with only two matching hits found. Neither of these hits resulted in arrest."[link]

Let's see a little calculation here... that comes out to .000009% of every firearm entered coming up a match and a 0% chance of an arrest. That seems like an excellent expenditure of $30million to me. Wouldn't you all agree?

Corzine the Idiot

"He said a federal assault-weapons ban was needed to complement New Jersey's restrictions. A national ban "in theory" would have blocked Brian Hinkel from amassing such a large arsenal at his Franklin Township home, Corzine said."[link]

Don't you like the "in theory" part. I really enjoy that. It never ceases to amaze me that these people do not understand the answer is not more laws, but clean up the confusing clutter we already have, and have true "common sense gun laws". Of course my definition of common sense gun laws are far from what a gun-grabbers definition is. My definition would be to allow any law abiding citizen who has never been convicted of a violent crime to be able to own, purchase, carry, shoot, sell, etc... whatever they want to. Then enforce strictly the law for any violent offender caught in possession and/or attempted possession, or anyone who uses a firearm in a violent crime. This would be true "common sense" gun laws.

Quote for the Day

"Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage, and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty - and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies. It is, indeed, only the exceptional man who can even stand it. The average man doesn't want to be free. He simply wants to be safe ... What the average man wants in this world is the simplest and most ignominious sort of peace - the peace of a trusty in a humane penitentiary, of a hog in a comfortable sty." -- H.L. Mencken

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Quote for the Day

"Those who see their lives as spoiled and wasted crave equality and fraternity more than they do freedom. If they clamor for freedom, it is but freedom to establish equality and uniformity. The passion for equality is partly a passion for anonymity: to be one thread of the many which make up a tunic; one thread not distinguishable from the others. No one can then point us out, measure us against others and expose our inferiority." -- Eric Hoffer

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Stock Up!

I would advise stocking up sooner than later.

Image courtesy of Oleg Volk

More From the Government Indoctrination Camps

"Parents in the Aspen School District may soon be able to choose whether their children will purchase lunch using a fingerprint-recognition system."[link]

Once again, let's "allow" the government to start "training" our children to expect and comply with violations of privacy at every turn. The younger you start 'em the easier it is to control them.

Being Un-Patriotic: From Their Own Mouths

Ok, you heard VP Biden say it. Paying taxes is the patriotic thing to do. So by their own (top Democratic officials) definition then Daschle [link], Geithner [different link], and Killifer [and yet a completely different link] are unpatriotic bums. Yet one, Geithner, will get to set tax codes and head the IRS. Luckily the other two will not (as of yet) be involved at the top of the administration.

Of course, in one way this makes perfectly logical sense. This is why we constantly hear the Dem's clamoring for more taxation, they just won't pay it anyway.

Legislating away rights in an attempt to curb crime (cough, cough, "BULLSH*T)

"It is the battle cry of the gun control movement, "More laws!"
Whenever there is a shooting death, armed robbery, accidental injury, etc., the gun grabbers come out in force and call for more stringent laws. As if one more law that restricts the rights of people who didn't break the law in the first place would have made a difference."[link]
A North Carolina minister, for example, thinks he has come up with the perfect solution to crime: require a license to purchase ammunition. "The purpose of good government is to pass laws that protect the public. And who in their right mind can defend criminals being able to have something that can kill people?" Rev. Melvin Whitley has said.[same link as before]

Ok I know I have created a blog faux-paux by linking twice(to the same link), but I did it for a reason, the first to get your attention, the second to point out via bold and underline an opinion.

This person is so ABSOLUTELY WRONG about the purpose of government. What surprises me is that a lot of people cannot answer this question in America, yet the answer is found in the Declaration of Independence, let me quote from it: "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."

So as we can see from our founding fathers that governments are instituted to secure our God given rights and see that none trample on them.

Quote for the Day

"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against its government." --Edward Abbey

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The War on Guns: OFF on Holder

The War on Guns: OFF on Holder

Well, by my reckoning that means we have used the the ballotbox, the soapbox is not working too well, that leaves the jury box, then the ever trusty cartridge box.

Quote for the Day

"The optimist sees the coffee mug as half full, the pessimist sees it as half empty. I see it as an impact weapon." -- Tim Burke

Thoughts and Things Learned During the Ice Storm

First off, it is nice to have the comforts of electric back. It is easy to take it for granted until it is gone. Notice I did not say needed.

Okay, here we go with some things learned during this little ordeal. Food, water, and heating that we had was sufficient to meet every one's needs, and more or less offer some means of comfort. Temperature was a bit cooler than what we were used to with electric (we used a gas insert) but that was remedied by layering indoors. I will add that in a worse case scenario it would be very wise to have more than one means of heat, i.e. backup generator(standby would be more advantageous than gas or LP powered, but more expensive), extra propane stored for gas stove, some dry wood stored(which we had) just in case...

Food met all nutrition needs and kept anyone from a rumbly tummy and/or intestinal distress. However after about day 3 we all decided that more variety was needed. This will be remedied in the following weeks. I will be looking for several varieties and brands of canned soup, vegetables, dried/preserved/canned meats, "energy bars", candy (for the sweet tooth), and powdered drink mixes.

Hygiene, no problem, we had running water, also had water stored in case water went out. Pretty sure we had enough water for all of us for a full week. I will however be investing in a packable filtration system. Any advice on this would be appreciated, I have looked in the past, but could just not decide. Oh yeah, have powdered soap and a wash board handy, we didn't need to use them, but we had both.

I am sure there is more, but these were the things that stuck with me.

Other things on hand that were not "needed" during this event were: several different modes of transportation (that is to say 4X4 vehicles, atv's and utv's), extra fuel for each, chainsaws, firearms and spare ammo, also a fully portable reloading setup.

Overall it seems that Kentuckians are a rather resilient bunch, as well as self sufficient (I will expound on this more in a later post). Unfortunately there were some deaths in the state associated with this storm, however when you consider that up to 700K were without power with sub-freezing temperatures and as of now only 9 deaths were hypothermia related out of 24 total (hope this number does not go up)[link] I would hazard a guess that we Kentuckians know how to take care of ourselves and each other.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Power Back, Blog to Resume

Good news! Power back up and running. Might actually take me several days to thaw out, but I will begin posting again on this blog in a very short time frame 12-24 hours or less.