Tuesday, April 2, 2013

70 million Americans own a gun.

That's 1 in 3...

This country is special in many ways but one major way comes to mind.  The government trusts us to own, handle, and carry a weapon.  This relationship has gone back as far as the birth of our country.

The shame of the gun debate these days are that the very people who own, handle and carry a weapon everyday; men, women, liberal and conservative... are not consulted in the public arena.  We have a war on our basic fundamental rights and congress speaks with victims of gun violence, retailers, the NRA and anti-gunners...

Where is the voice for the every day gal... like me?  The law abiding citizen who owns, handles and carries a weapon, legally.  WHERE IS MY VOICE?  I don't have a steak in politics and I'm not a victim.

One responsible, trained, educated proud American.

"Adam Lanza commits a crime and I'm here to beg for my rights"...
-Robert Steed.  Connecticut gun owner, speaking before CT lawmakers today.

CT lawmakers agree to stricter gun laws.  If passed tomorrow, CT will have the strictest gun laws in the country..


Monday, March 18, 2013

VP Joe Biden tells his wife in the event of an intruder, "Run outside on the deck with your shotgun and shoot two rounds into the air!"...

I can't imagine a more irresponsible piece of advice from our 2nd in command...

We have checked with the authorities... It's illegal to run outside and shoot your weapons into the air aiming at an unknown target in the darkness.  

In the news this month, a Virginia man  followed the Vice Presidents advice and shoot his gun through his door because he thought there was a suspicious person on his lawn. He is facing charges one of which are reckless handling of a firearm.  

Republican,  Democrat or Independent... It's illegal, irresponsible, and unthinkable to fire your weapon into the air, outside in the darkness, toward an unknown target.  I find it highly hypocritical that Biden is urging congress to further restrictions on gun owners, punishing the irresponsible and then tells his wife to run outside into the darkness and fire her shotgun.  You would think he would encourage ladies to get trained, take aim and abide by their state laws when facing an intruder since  20+ states have the "Castle Doctrine".   I hear from pro-gunners that you should  be trained, be educated, and know how to use a firearm and have a target in sight.  

This is how fatal accidents happen:  
A scared, trigger happy lady shooting into her neighborhood off her back deck... Kills a dog, her neighbor or even a child.  

Great advise Joe...


Monday, March 11, 2013

A war on women?

I'm very confused as to why there is a war on women when it comes to our 2nd amendment rights...Women?

The majority of these crimes against humanity are committed by young men… Why are we not digging into our broken health care system, community profiling,  seeking out the criminally and mentally insane? Women have been using weapons to protect themselves, their  families and their properties as far back as America's first days. 

I would pose a thought; the anti-gunners are tapping into the emotional side of a woman, playing on her fears, playing on her instincts as a mother to lay her weapons down for the greater good of the community. But the truth is that we are strong,  educated, competent, and ready to protect our families by tapping into the primal part of being a mother.  We recognize that there are real fears, real crimes being committed, and real threats against our families, everywhere. Women use weapons every day to compete, to hunt, for recreation, and protection. 

Weapons have always been here, have always been a part of our society, have played a role in our tradition.  So I ask you, what has changed? The answer is, our culture. The breakdown of the American family. No role models, no protection of our children, no personal responsibility and a society that has turned our children over to video games, violence, and  drugs... Complete abandonment...

We need to take a real, unemotional approach to gun violence.  We need to put the focus of gun violence where it belongs: the criminally and mentally insane. 

No matter the debate, the facts are that the choice to own and carry a weapon, legally, is my right.  And isn't that what the left is all about? Choices?


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What's up in Colorado?

Colorado State politicians introduced a bill that would hold distributors, manufacturers and owners civilly liable for crimes committed with semi-automatic firearms. Proponents of the bill are hoping it will force gun manufacturers and retailers to invest more in background checks, discourage gun sales in the state and lead to a decrease in illegal sales.
It may become a reality that makers can be sued for crimes committed with these "stolen" weapons. 

Bolt-action rifles, hand guns and shot guns are exempt from this bill.

Democrats, who hold a majority in both houses of the Colorado Legislature, also urged passage of bills to ban sales of high-capacity ammunition magazines and to extend background checks for gun purchases....

How far up the line will these politicians take their war on guns before they put the blame where it belongs? On the criminals... How about: Stricter punishment for criminals that steal these weapons and use them in a crime? Why are we holding manufacturers responsible for crimes they didn't commit? With this logic, we should ban prescription drugs for overdoses and cars for traffic accidents...

In 2005, President Bush signed a federal statute stating that the manufacturer and the owner is not held liable for any crimes committed by a criminal when/if their gun has been stolen. 

Is imposing liability on gun shop owners and manufacturers fair?… The government can't burden your rights so they will indeed burden the manufacturers with liability. The government will make it difficult and costly to do business in Colorado and before you know it we will have more crimes committed. If passed, our courts will be jammed with civil suits against manufactures, distributors and owners. 

Will the cost of an insurance policy outweigh the cost of gun ownership for the law abiding citizen... Preventing American citizens from exercising their 2nd amendment rights? 

I cant wait to pay $1,000.00 per bullet...This is just one more way the government is chipping away at your rights... 


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Marine Facing 15 years, story from www.dailycaller.com

Are gun laws protecting the criminals or the law abiding citizens?  That is what this country as a whole needs to consider.  Conceal and carry laws are a state issue, leaving loop holes for Americans who protect this country.  Solders and private citizens are at risk of being sent to prison for exercising their right to carry a concealed weapon.  This is a topic that needs a clear decision, and fast!  In the last month, two seperate incidents in New York have placed two law abiding citizens in court over our state-to-state  conceal carry laws.  Both citizens have their conceal and carry license and now carry a weapon.  On one occasion in New York, Ryan was visiting the Empire State Building and asked the "officials" where to check in his gun because he wanted follow the orders of the "no guns" signs posted. Why is he facing charges for simply doing the right thing? 
They were not trying to skirt the law, they were trying to abide by it.  Here's the story, you decide... @pistolspumps

Ryan Jerome was enjoying his first trip to New York City on business when the former Marine Corps gunner walked up to a security officer at the Empire State Building and asked where he should check his gun.
That was when Jerome’s nightmare began. The security officer called police and Jerome spent the next two days in jail.
The 28-year-old with no criminal history now faces a mandatory minimum sentence of three and a half years in prison. If convicted, his sentence could be as high as fifteen years.
Jerome has a valid concealed carry permit in Indiana and visited New York believing that it was legal to bring his firearm. He was traveling with $15,000 worth of jewelry that he planned to sell.
The online gun-law information Jerome read was inaccurate, however, and his late September arrest initiated what may become a protracted criminal saga. He hasn’t yet been indicted by a grand jury, but there may be little legal wiggle-room if he is.
“If he does get indicted, and they want to give him something less, then the legal minimum would be two years,” noted Mark Bederow, Jerome’s attorney. “They couldn’t even offer less if they wanted to.” (RELATED: The Daily Caller’s Guns and Gear section)
Jerome isn’t the first out-of-state visitor to volunteer that they had a gun, only to be put through the wringer. In December, Tennessee nurse Meredith Graves noticed a “no guns” sign at the World Trade Center site and asked where she could leave her weapon, only to face similar charges.  Also in December, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler was arrested after attempting to check a pistol — for which he has a California concealed carry permit — at a New York airport.
The law in New York has the potential to wreak havoc on the lives of unwitting and otherwise law-abiding visitors, Bederow explained to The Daily Caller.
“The law itself is clear,” he said, “if you knowingly possess a loaded firearm in New York, then you are technically guilty of a serious crime. The fact that somebody in another state has a valid concealed carry permit is, legally speaking, irrelevant in New York.”
But the recent spate of tourist arrests wasn’t what was intended when the law was passed, said Bederow. “Subjecting the toughest gun laws in the country — here in New York — to subject these people to them is just not a good use of discretion.”
“The law is not equipped to deal with these situations, and they happen all the time,” he added. “Here are people trying to be responsible.”
There is a significant degree of uncertainty regarding how the case will proceed. Right now, Bederow said he’s hoping that the district attorney will use discretion and recognize that his client “is not a criminal.”
“I’ve been a law-abiding citizen my entire life, and for something like this to come down, it rips me apart,” Jerome told the New York Post. “It’s like taking a good dog and scolding him for something he didn’t do.”

Monday, December 19, 2011

www.GunShowsToday.com New Website is up!

Good Day Friends!  If you are a gun show participant, we have a new website that makes it easy for you.  Our friends at http://www.gunshowstoday.com/ have launched their site and they do all the work.  All you need is your calendar and a pen to take down all the gun shows you want to go to across the country.  It's very easy to navigate and regardless of where you are in the country, there's a gun show close to you.  Great Job!  See you online. @pistolspumps