2nd Amendment Rally At The Capitol This Saturday January 19th

Guns Across America Rallies are being held at State Capitols throughout the United States this Saturday January 19th.  Join fellow patriots at noon in support of your right to keep and bear arms and rally against any new gun control legislation.

Gun Control = More Crime

 

Letter To The Editor On Gun Control From One Of Our Members

Letter to the Editor,

The main stream media, internet and talk radio is a buzz with the new “proposal” of “our government” to violate our 2nd Amendment God given rights. Australia, is living proof of what happens when guns are forcibly removed from private ownership. Since the institution of their 1996 gun laws, armed robberies are  up 69%; assaults with guns up 28%; gun murders up 19% and home invasions up 21%. Hmm…how can gun murders be up when guns are illegal to own????

According to Reality Check , Gun statistics are: The US has the highest gun ownership in the world, average of 88 guns per 100 residents. This places us first in the world for gun ownership and  #28 in gun homicide. What about crime statistics in Great Britain? Britain is also the most violent country in the EU, that is 2034 violent crimes per 100,000  The UK has the second highest overall crime rate in the EU. UK has the fifth highest robbery rate and the fourth highest burglary rate. Compare that to the US with 466 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

There is an interesting video revealing the statistics from the FBI which is an unbiased government agency that does not advocate government policy. It reports: 1992 violent crime of 757 per 100,000 people. In 2011 it was reduced to 386/100,000 { 50% reduction}. 1992 murder rate 9.3 per 100,000; 2011  4.7/100,000  {54% reduction}. Home Office an unbiased organization for England/Wales reports Violent Crime to be 3.5 times higher than US. {See http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/important-gun-violence-video-to-share-with-friends} for this video and www.fbi.gov and www.homeoffice.gov.UK for statistical information on crime.

All said, it’s the criminals who now are empowered and emboldened in these countries because the innocent can no longer defend themselves.

The tragedy of Connecticut, no one would deny. The questions remain:  “Why no concern for the lost lives in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other sovereign countries targeted by our government and it’s endorsed drone shootings and the collateral damage and deaths including many children? What about the 3500 innocent babies a day violently killed via abortion? Not a tear shed, BUT promoted!  Many understand the reply to these “puzzling” questions, “It is NOT about gun control. It is about control of the people” and it’s progressive! Be warned citizens. Our forefathers understood this. They realized guns were not so much to protect them from the citizenry;  but an armed citizen militia keeps government tyranny at bay.

Who would deny that government controls are increasingly invading our lives. Have these changes of increased legislation, taxes, fees and regulations improved our country? Are we anticipating that the increased deductions from all our  paychecks will mean improved living conditions for us? Has the war on drugs meant society no longer has a drug problem? It seems to be pretty well accepted that the more government “does for us” the worst shape we as Americans are in. Should we now expect, even though the government track record is dismal at best, that we should just turn over our God given liberties and trust this government monstrosity that gun removal is for our safety! Why is it that our government officials have armed body guards,  but the citizenry should have none? President Obama just put into law, armed protection for himself and former presidents for life; not to mention armed body guards at the school which his children attend which is the case for many VIP’s throughout our country.

The question may also be asked, “What has changed in America today?” Our disregard for our Lord Jesus Christ and His commandments. Removing Him as Creator God from our schools, changing His laws for marriage and killing the unborn. The Bible also references the fact that a nation can expect more judgment based on our sins, our rejection of God, our election of  ungodly leaders. Have we reached the point of Romans 1 where God abandons a nation? Should we be concerned?  Natural disasters of course will be attributed to “Global Warming/Climate Change”. I believe it is as the Bible says, our minds are debased, and nature will groan as a result of the sin of a nation. I have a hard time asking God to bless America. America needs to repent of our sins, seek His forgiveness, live and educate our children in the ways of the Bible. Then perhaps in God’s mercy, He may bless our land.

Linda Kauffeld

Six 2nd Amendment Facts Everyone Should Know

 

Choose Your Crime Stats

The Second Amendment Explained

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

In the days when this amendment was written, the militia meant every adult able to bear arms. The militia was not the regular army. The term “regulated” was not a legal term at that time, but a mechanical one. A regulator was any mechanical device used to make something work better. A spin-ball governor was used to “regulate” the speed of a steam engine, as one example. A “Well Regulated” militia meant a militia with all the proper equipment needed to do their job better. That meant good weapons with good sights. After all, what use is a militia if they cannot hit what they are aiming at?

The Second Amendment is not about target shooting or hunting. At the time, hunting was indispensable for survival in the new nation, especially when food crops were unavailable. To deprive the people of their hunting weapons was to condemn them to death by starvation in the winter months. Military commanders of the time viewed hunting weapons as off limits. When Lieutenant Colonel George Monro surrendered Fort William Henry to Major General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm during the French and Indian Wars, the civilian militia serving the British were allowed to take their weapons with them when they left. When the British marched on Concord, triggering the Battles of Lexington and Concord and the start of the American Revolution, it was to seize military arms, not hunting weapons.

By the very inclusion of the terms “militia”, “security”, and “free state” it is clear that the Second Amendment is referring to military arms. The Founding Fathers understood that it was only because the people had been in possession of military arms that they were able to resist the economic enslavement of King George’s Currency Act, created under pressure from the then-private central Bank of England. Absent those arms in the hands of the people, the banker-imposed poverty would have continued indefinitely.

“The refusal of King George 3rd to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, was probably the prime cause of the revolution.” – Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father

The Founding Fathers, while acknowledging the need for some form of government, knew all too well from thousands of years of human history that government is not automatically the friend of the governed, and had to be kept under tight control.

“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.” — George Washington, in a speech of January 7, 1790

Following the Revolution, the Founding Fathers created a nation with power and authority reserved to the people. In order to avoid despotic rule, the government was broken into three separate parts, so that the natural tendency for government to seek more power would be turned against itself and not the people. Strict limits were imposed on the government itself, to keep the government the servant of the people.

The Founding Fathers included the Second Amendment because they understood that any system of government is only as good as the people who are in that government. They understood that political power attracts the very sort of people who should never be allowed to have it. And they understood that no matter how limited government was at its creation, over time all governments tend towards oligarchy, cease to be the servant of the people, and seek to become the masters.

“While the people have property, arms in their hands, and only a spark of noble spirit, the most corrupt Congress must be mad to form any project of tyranny.” – Rev. Nicholas Collin, Fayetteville Gazette (N.C.), October 12, 1789

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” (Thomas Jefferson Papers p. 334, 1950)

In short, the Second Amendment is not about hunting or target shooting. It is and was ever intended to be about protecting We The People from the government of the United States.

The Shotgun – A True Story of Gun Control

The Shotgun – A True Story of Gun Control

by TheLasersShadow

You’re sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom door.  Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled whispers.  At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way.

With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and pick up your shotgun. You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open it.

In the darkness, you make out two shadows.  One holds something that looks like a crowbar.  When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike, you raise the shotgun and fire.  The blast knocks both thugs to the floor.  One writhes and screams while the second man crawls to the front door and lurches outside.

As you pick up the telephone to call police, you know you’re in trouble.  In your country, most guns were outlawed years before, and the few that are privately owned are so stringently regulated as to make them useless..

Yours was never registered.  Police arrive and inform you that the second burglar has died.  They arrest you for First Degree Murder and Illegal Possession of a Firearm.

When you talk to your attorney, he tells you not to worry: authorities will probably plea the case down to manslaughter.

“What kind of sentence will I get?” you ask.

“Only ten-to-twelve years,” he replies, as if that’s nothing.  “Behave yourself, and you’ll be out in seven.”

The next day, the shooting is the lead story in the local newspaper.  Somehow, you’re portrayed as an eccentric vigilante while the two men you shot are represented as choirboys.  Their friends and relatives can’t find an unkind word to say about them..

Buried deep down in the article, authorities acknowledge that both “victims” have been arrested numerous times.  But the next day’s headline says it all: “Lovable Rogue Son Didn’t Deserve to Die.”  The thieves have been transformed from career criminals into Robin Hood-type pranksters.

As the days wear on, the story takes wings.  The national media picks it up, then the international media.  The surviving burglar has become a folk hero.  Your attorney says the thief is preparing to sue you, and he’ll probably win.

The media publishes reports that your home has been burglarized several times in the past and that you’ve been critical of local police for their lack of effort in apprehending the suspects.

After the last break-in, you told your neighbor that you would be prepared next time.  The District Attorney uses this to allege that you were lying in wait for the burglars.

A few months later, you go to trial.  The charges haven’t been reduced, as your lawyer had so confidently predicted.

When you take the stand, your anger at the injustice of it all works against you.  Prosecutors paint a picture of you as a mean, vengeful man.  It doesn’t take long for the jury to convict you of all charges.  The judge sentences you to life in prison.

This case really happened!!!

On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk, England, killed one burglar and wounded a second.

In April, 2000, he was convicted and is now serving a life term.  How did it become a crime to defend one’s own life in the once great British Empire?

It started with the Pistols Act of 1903.  This seemingly reasonable law forbade selling pistols to minors or felons and established that handgun sales were to be made only to those who had a license.

The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing to include not only handguns but all firearms except shotguns..

Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967 outlawed the carrying of any weapon by private citizens and mandated the registration of all shotguns.

Momentum for total handgun confiscation began in earnest after the Hungerford mass shooting in 1987.  Michael Ryan, a mentally disturbed man with a Kalashnikov rifle, walked down the streets shooting everyone he saw.  When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.

The British public, already de-sensitized by eighty years of “gun control”, demanded even tougher restrictions.

(The seizure of all privately owned handguns was the objective even though Ryan used a rifle.)

Nine years later, at Dunblane, Scotland , Thomas Hamilton used a semi-automatic weapon to murder 16 children and a teacher at a public school.

For many years, the media had portrayed all gun owners as mentally unstable, or worse, criminals. Now the press had a real kook with which to beat up law-abiding gun owners.  Day after day, week after week, the media gave up all pretense of objectivity and demanded a total ban on all handguns.

The Dunblane Inquiry, a few months later, sealed the fate of the few sidearms still owned by private citizens.

During the years in which the British government incrementally took away most gun rights, the notion that a citizen had the right to armed self-defense came to be seen as vigilantism.

Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to people who were threatened, claiming that self-defense was no longer considered a reason to own a gun.

Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were charged while the real criminals were released.

Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police spokesman was quoted as saying, “We cannot have people take the law into their own hands.”

All of Martin’s neighbors had been robbed numerous times, and several elderly people were severely injured in beatings by young thugs who had no fear of the consequences.  Martin himself, a collector of antiques, had seen most of his collection trashed or stolen by burglars.

When the Dunblane Inquiry ended, citizens who owned handguns were given three months to turn them over to local authorities.  Being good British subjects, most people obeyed the law.  The few who didn’t were visited by police and threatened with ten-year prison sentences if they didn’t comply.

Police later bragged that they’d taken nearly 200,000 handguns from private citizens.

How did the authorities know who had handguns? Kind of like cars. Sound familiar?

WAKE UP AMERICA; THIS IS WHY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS PUT THE SECOND AMENDMENT IN OUR CONSTITUTION.

“…It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate,

tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds..”

–Samuel Adams

If you think this is important, please forward to everyone you know.

Gun Laws that are being proposed in America will eventually cause the same effect here!

The “Greater Good” Part 3 by Nutnfancy

Commentary On The Conneticut Mass Shooting

Below is a video with some thoughts from “Nutnfancy” that echos much of what we think.  Nutnfacy is a retired Lt. Col. in the US Air Force pilot and has channel on YouTube where he gives independent reviews on different guns and gear.

We very much believe that Sheriff Joe Arpaio has it right by calling up his posse to patrol schools.  There is no need to enlarge government to do a job that trained civilians/parents can do.  Possibly in a later post, I will give more details on why this is a good idea.

WI CCW LAW MARKS 1st ANNIVERSARY

We were told by the anti-gun crowd there would be blood in the streets as a result of the passage of Concealed Carry.  We were told Wisconsin would be like the Wild West.  We were told law abiding citizens were a dangerous group who could not be trusted to carry concealed weapons.

We look one year later after the implementation of WI Act 35…None of the things we were told would happen have come to pass.  What has happened, however, is people are more able to protect themselves.  People are empowered.  No longer do they need to be “helpless sheep” that are prey for the “wolves”.

This should be an example for everyone of the typical fear mongering that we see by the leftist, communist, socialist, and collectivist groups on virtually every issue.  Start calling them out for who and what they are!  These groups operate on the tactic of using fear to control people to do their bidding.  By scaring the “daylights” out of people, fear forces people to operate on raw emotion instead of logic and rational thought.  People are in a “perpetual fight or flight” mode, a terrible place to be.  Common sense and rational thought goes out the window.  To quote one Jedi Master, “Fear is the path to the Dark Side.”

Fear is a powerful motivator.  However, with proper training, the fear response can be controlled and even harnessed in critical situations.  Just remember, for most people, everyday living is not full of crisis-type situations.  Don’t live in fear or crisis mode, but please be prepared for what may come.

One of the best ways to reduce fear and build self-confidence is to be prepared.  Prepare yourself spiritually, mentally, and physically.

One year anniversary of Wisconsin’s concealed carry law

MADISON (WSAU)  Today is the first anniversary of Wisconsin’s concealed weapons law – and the state’s attorney general says it’s working as well as expected. About 138,500 state carry permits were granted in the first year – 13,000 more than what J-B Van Hollen predicted six months ago. Around 150,000 people have applied for concealed weapons licenses, and Van Hollen said many of the ones rejected were for clerical errors.

There were long delays at first in getting the applications processed. But the backlog has disappeared, and Van Hollen says the review process is now going smoothly.

Wisconsin was the 49th state to allow concealed carry – and Van Hollen says the Badger State has not become the “Wild West” like opponents claimed it would be. The only high-profile shooting was in January in Milwaukee. A grocery shopper at Aldi’s with a concealed carry permit shot at two men who were trying to rob the store. The place had a sign banning concealed weapons, but prosecutors decided not to charge the shooter.

Meanwhile training standards for permit holders are still in limbo. The Justice Department is still using temporary rules that require weapons’ holders to get training – but they don’t spell out anything specific. State lawmakers are still considering tougher standards that require lessons on using deadly force, and the safe use of firearms-and-bullets. Lawmakers are expected to act on the new rules early next year.

Milwaukee gun range voluntarily reports law-abiding customers to local police

From Wisconsin Carry Inc…

Subject: Milwaukee gun range voluntarily reports law-abiding customers to local police

Greetings in Freedom,

Wisconsin Carry has learned of some concerning information that we would like to pass along to our membership and right-to-carry interested folks in southeast Wisconsin.

In a recently published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article which you can read here:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/west-allis-gun-shop-resumes-selling-weapons-under-membership-model-k9696q4-164054036.html

It was reported that the former Badger Guns (now Brew City Shooters Supply) http://www.brewcityshooterssupply.com/ has, since 2009, been reporting the names of every customer that comes in to use their firing range to the West Milwaukee Police Department. In this time over 25,000 customer names were reported to West Milwaukee Police Chief Dennis Nasci who ran a background check on each through “his system”.

So far in 2012 it was reported more than 8,800 customer name records have been supplied to West Milwaukee Police by Brew City Shooters Supply to have a criminal background check run on them. We do not know yet, how else West Milwaukee Police have been using these records they have been given by Brew City Shooters Supply, nor if they are storing those customer names for future reference. We also do not know what other purposes West Milwaukee Police might choose to use these customer name lists for in the future.

Having spoken with members of WCI who frequent Brew City Shooters Supply, though they were aware they signed a liability release to use the range, they were NOT aware in any way that their use of the range was being reported to West Milwaukee Police Department.

Wisconsin Carry does not believe it is the governments business if, when, or how often law-abiding citizens use a firing range. We also believe that if a business is going to report law-abiding activities of customers to local police departments so a background check can be run with no reason or justification, they should be explicitly informing customers of this tactic. Wisconsin Carry rejects the selective intrusion on customers privacy by any business with no reason or cause other than those customers patronage to participate in a legal activity.

Wisconsin Carry rejects the use of public resource to run background checks on law abiding citizens with no probable cause or reasonable suspicion whether those citizens were using a firing range, attending church, going to the grocery store, or stopping in a corner tavern for a cocktail.

We do not know if Brew City Shooters Supply also provided the names of customers who came in to purchase ammunition to West Milwaukee Police.

Wisconsin Carry has made an open records request of the Village of West Milwaukee for any and all information and documents pertaining to this scheme of Brew City Shooters/Badger Guns providing lists of law-abiding customer names to Village of West Milwaukee Police. We will send out updates as more information becomes available as to the extent of the use of that information, whether the rights of law-abiding customers were violated by Brew City Shooters Supply or Village of West Milwaukee Police, and any other details which we believe would be of interest to the law-abiding gun owners of Southeast Wisconsin.

Carry On,

Nik Clark

Chairman/President – Wisconsin Carry, Inc.


 

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