Posts Tagged ‘Gun Rights’

Women's Firearms Defense

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CRIME AND SELF-DEFENSE

* Roughly 16,272 murders were committed in the United States during 2008. Of these, about 10,886 or 67% were committed with firearms.

* A 1993 nationwide survey of 4,977 households found that over the previous five years, at least 0.5% of households had members who had used a gun for defense during a situation in which they thought someone “almost certainly would have been killed” if they “had not used a gun for protection.” Applied to the U.S. population, this amounts to 162,000 such incidents per year. This figure excludes all “military service, police work, or work as a security guard.”

* Based on survey data from the U.S. Department of Justice, roughly 5,340,000 violent crimes were committed in the United States during 2008. These include simple/aggravated assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, rapes, and murders. Of these, about 436,000 or 8% were committed by offenders visibly armed with a gun.

* Based on survey data from a 2000 study published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, U.S. civilians use guns to defend themselves and others from crime at least 989,883 times per year.

* A 1993 nationwide survey of 4,977 households found that over the previous five years, at least 3.5% of households had members who had used a gun “for self-protection or for the protection of property at home, work, or elsewhere.” Applied to the U.S. population, this amounts to 1,029,615 such incidents per year. This figure excludes all “military service, police work, or work as a security guard.”

* A 1994 survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Americans use guns to frighten away intruders who are breaking into their homes about 498,000 times per year.

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Loganville Home Invasion - Aerial View of Home

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Mother Shoots Home Intruder After He Cornered Her in Attic with Her Twins

A would-be burglar was looking to cash in, but instead found himself in a world of pain when a Georgia mother who refused to be victimized shot him multiple times in the face and neck.

The Loganville woman, who was not identified, was in the home with her 9-year-old twins on Friday afternoon when someone began ringing the doorbell. Thinking it was just a door-to-door salesperson, she didn’t answer.

But after the ringing persisted, the person began prying the door open with a crowbar. She quickly retreated to an attic crawlspace with the children, but not before she also picked up her handgun.

The burglar, whom police identified as Paul Ali Slater, did a room-by-room search of the home, and when he reached the attic, she was ready.

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Paul Ali Slater - Loganville Home Invasion

Paul Ali Slater

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Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman told WSBTV: ”The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he’s staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver.’

She reportedly fired all six rounds, missing only once. The other shots hit Slater about the face and neck.

Sheriff Chapman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: ”The guy’s face down, crying. The woman told him to stay down or she’d shoot again.’

Slater did eventually get up and managed to return to his vehicle that was parked outside the home, but his injuries left him unable to drive, and it wasn’t long before he crashed into a wooded area. He was found by sheriff’s deputies, bleeding heavily in a driveway on the block.

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Loganville Home Invasion - Suspect Vehicle

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Sheriff Chapman told the paper that he was pleading with his deputies, saying: “I’m dying. Help me.” He was carted off to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment of the gunshot wounds, and he is expected to survive.

WSBTV reported that Slater has a long criminal history and was released from prison in August.

The woman’s husband, Donnie Herman, is just glad his wife and kids are safe. He told WSBTV: “My wife is a hero. She protected her kids. She did what she was supposed to do as a responsible, prepared gun owner.” (Sources: The Daily Reporter, DailyMail.co.uk, 01/06/2013)

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Sarah McKinley - Inside Home

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Young Mother Defends Self and Baby, Kills Intruder

A teenage mother shot and killed an intruder after a 911 operator said she was allowed to defend her infant son and herself with force.

Sarah McKinley, 18, killed Justin Martin with a single gunshot wound on New Year’s Eve when he forced his way into her Blanchard, Okla. home and came at her with a long hunting knife, ABC News reported.

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Justin Shane Martin

Justin Shane Martin

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The deadly encounter occurred about a week after the young mom’s husband died of cancer, according to TV station KOCO. Martin darkened McKinley’s door on the day of her husband’s funeral, several days before the shooting. He claimed he was a neighbor who wanted to say hello, but she didn’t open the door.

Martin returned with an accomplice on Dec. 31, and they tried to force their way into the modest house. When McKinley heard the men trying to break in, she called 911.

She also holed up in her bedroom with a 12-gauge shotgun and a pistol, while she put a bottle in her three-month-old son’s mouth.

“I’ve got two guns in my hand — Is it okay to shoot him if he comes in this door?” McKinley asked the 911 operator.

“I can’t tell you that you can do that, but you do what you have to do to protect your baby,” the dispatcher told McKinley when she asked a second time. The call went on for 21 minutes as the men powered their way into McKinley’s house.

Eventually, Martin kicked in the door and charged at her with a knife, but McKinley fired before he could injure her.

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Sarah McKinley with a Shotgun

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Police found Martin slumped over a couch that McKinley had used to barricade the door and pronounced him dead on the scene, TV station News 9 reported.

Martin’s alleged accomplice, Dustin Stewart, fled when he heard the gunshot and later surrendered to police, according to The Oklahoman.

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Dustin Stewart

Dustin Stewart

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First Assistant District Attorney James Walters told CNN that McKinley will not be charged because she acted in self-defense.

(Research published at Police One reexamined the Tueller 21-Foot Rule (an knife-wielding attacker can cover 21 feet in the time it takes for an officer to draw and fire his first defensive round). One finding concluded: “a 21-foot reactionary gap is not sufficient.” Once the attacker was through the door and charging her, she had one chance to stop him.)

“A person has the right to protect themselves, their family and their property,” Walters said.

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Sarah Shepard McKinley

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Blanchard PD Detective Dan Huff noted: “The Oklahoma laws are clear on the home and the rights to your home are absolute.”

The accomplice was charged with felony murder, because somebody died while during the commission of a felony–he’s also charged with first-degree burglary–which carries a maximum sentence of death.

In an interview, Sarah said: “You have to make a choice, you or him. I chose my son over him.” (Sources: Huffington Post, 01/04/2012, Howard Nemerov, PJ Tatler, 01/05/2012)

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Oklahoma 12 Year-old Shoots Home Invader

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Oklahoma 12-Year-Old Shoots Home Invader

A young Calera girl was home alone one day when she heard someone ring the doorbell. Afraid to answer the door, she then heard the man go around to the back door and proceed to kick it in. Frightened, she called her mother at work, who told her to retrieve the family pistol and hide.

Later, the intruder approached the upstairs closet where the youngster, who was both armed and frightened, was hiding. Seeing the doorknob turning and fearing for her life, the child fired one shot from the pistol, which both hit the home invader and put him to flight.

Police, who had been alerted to the situation by the mother and responded quickly to the scene, arrived in time to apprehend the wounded man down the street from the scene. He faces felony charges after his release from hospital. (Sources: Editor, USCCA, KXII News 12, 01/11/2013)

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Highland woman says she shot intruder to save her sister’s life

Debi Keeney says she was only trying to save her sister’s life when she shot a man who had forced his way into her apartment. She says her sister, Donna Carlyle, 47, was gasping as the man demanded money and put Carlyle in a choke hold after breaking in early this morning.

“All I could see was Donna’s face going blue, like her life was being choked out of her,” Keeney, 55, said in an interview this afternoon.

The incident occurred at about 3:30 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 2600 block of Eagle Way in Highland. Keeney and Carlyle live next door to each other. Carlyle was visiting her sister’s apartment when the assault happened.

The alleged intruder, 33, is being treated at a local hospital for multiple gunshot wounds and is listed in critical condition, police said. They have not released his name.

Highland Police Chief Terry Bell said this morning that the man was shot multiple times and that police were still “piecing it together.” He added that he had no information to believe the man knew the women.

Keeney said in the interview that she only shot the man once with her gun, which she described as a five-shot, .22-caliber derringer. A friend bought it for her years ago, she said. Police for now are keeping the gun as evidence.

Keeney also said neither she nor her sister knew the intruder. “I have no idea where he came from or where he was going,” she said.

Keeney had walked outside her apartment to smoke a cigarette when she was attacked. “As I was closing the door behind me, this really big man pushed his way through the door,” she said. “I started pushing back…He put one arm behind my arm and picked me up and threw me over my couch.”

The man then went behind a recliner, where her sister was sitting, and put Carlyle in a choke hold. “He had her trapped like a rat,” Keeney said.

Keeney said she usually keeps her gun in a nightstand drawer located next to her couch. She grabbed the gun and told the man to let her sister go. “We both were saying we don’t have any money,” she said. “If we would have had any money, we would have given it to him.”

Keeney says she then fired what she thought was a warning shot. “I told him, ‘I’m going to shoot you if you don’t let her go,’ ” she recalled. “With that, I shot him in the back because he moved from behind the chair. He let her go. He took some steps toward me.”

The man fell to the floor, and Keeney stood over him, waiting for police to arrive. “I was scared to death that he was going to kill my sister,” she said. “It was dark. He was a huge man, and it was 3-something in the morning.”  (Sources: Denise Hollinshed, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 02/10/2013)

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Martha Lewis

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An Alabama woman said she was forced to shoot an intruder that broke into her home this week in order to protect herself and her daughters.

Martha Lewis of Dora, Alabama, told WVTM-TV it was about 3 a.m. Tuesday morning when she was awakened by  a loud noise, which turned out to be someone kicking in her door. Lewis said she called the police and grabbed her gun, then went to her daughters’ room and told them each to get something to defend themselves with. She said one grabbed an ax and one got a butcher knife.

They were at the top of the stairs when they saw a man standing there at the bottom. “I knew when he stepped on the landing that I would have to shoot him,” Lewis said. “He starts like coming up the stairs and he said, ‘would you shoot me?‘ And I said ’I don’t want to have to but I will.’”

Ignoring her warnings, the man kept coming — and that’s when Lewis said she fired. “It wasn’t like, oh can I pull the trigger? It was like when should I shoot? When will he be close enough that I know I won’t miss him? That’s one of the things that was going through my mind,” she said.

The man stumbled outside into the yard where police found him, WVTM reported. Police said he’s 25-year-old Michael Jacobs and was hospitalized in stable condition.

Lewis told the station one of the responding police officers said it would have been a different situation if she hadn’t been armed. “One of them said we would be writing up a different report if she had not had that gun,” Lewis said.

Police said Lewis will not be charged for shooting the suspect. He faces charges of burglary and criminal mischief as well as possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to WVTM.

Lewis said she’s had the gun for about three years but only for protection purposes. “There‘s so much talk about banning guns and gun control but they’re for protection,” she said. “There’s no way that I could have fought him off.” (Source: WVTM-TV, 08/17/2012)

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Door to Door Firearms Confiscation 

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Hurricane Katrina: The Trial Run

Immediately after Hurricane Katrina struck the Greater New Orleans area back in September of 2005, the “powers that be” ran a complete, small-scale trial run of a comprehensive and all-inclusive door-to-door national firearms confiscation.

Using US Marines, the National Guard, the 82nd Airborne, the Coast Guard, the New Orleans Police Department, local Sheriff’s deputies, Blackwater mercenaries, and “who-else-knows-who”, they effected a total disarmament of the area. The whole area: neighborhood-by-neighborhood, street-by-street, and door-to-door, leaving nary a stone unturned.

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They set up roadblocks and ran sweep patterns and detained everyone they encountered along the way at gunpoint. They detained boats and their pilots and passengers on all nearby waterways. They pulled fleeing homeowners out of their vehicles and lined them curbside bound in zip ties, while their identities and current legal status were verified and their persons, cars and domeciles were searched without any warrant or probable cause.

It didn’t matter how rich and famous you were or thought you were, how big your house was or how high-and-dry or well-secured. From the very moment of the inception of that joint paramilitary operation, all citizens were now created equal, and lumped into the status of “them.”  The battle lines had clearly been drawn…

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When they got to each house they pounded on the door, demanding immediate entry. If immediate entry was not granted they kicked it in. If they couldn’t kick it in they used a sledge hammer and pry bar, a battering ram, or just whatever it took to break inside.

Then they rushed in, with weapons locked and loaded and ready to maim or kill. These were all the latest firearms available in the world today: high-capacity semi-automatics and select-fire submachine guns and assault rifles. These guys carry tear gas, tasers, flash-bang grenades, you name it, and that’s the short list.

They searched every room of every house and took every firearm they could find, right then and there on the spot — with no good excuse or apology forthcoming. If it could propel lead projectiles or lead shot through the air toward a selected target it was gone. Kiss it goodbye, legally registered or not.

If any residents  failed to comply with their shouted demands when they rushed in, they would or could be wrestled to the ground, pepper-sprayed. tasered, beaten, or even shot, though I know of no actual shooting incidents involved.

And that may be the scariest part. 

All this was done — this small-scale, real-time trial run, in a major metropolitan area long known for having more than its share of gangsters and thugs and generally free-spirited if not authentically lawless elements at large, and to the best of my knowledge, not a single shot was fired.

So if anyone tells you something like this can’t happen in this country virtually overnight and without any prior warning whatsoever… and with no clear-cut legal basis or constitutional authority… and, perhaps worst of all, with no legitimate resistance from the People in turn…

You can tell ’em that it already has…

You can tell ’em, “Go Look up Hurricane Katrina.”

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Watch the videos, you’ll be glad you did. This was the trial run — study it. If and when you do you’ll be ahead of the game — and light years ahead of the average citizen.

Before every war there are drills, and simulations, and war games. We have seen all this transpire here on our soil now in recent years as this fascist coup has quietly unfolded around us in the shadows… as our peaceful nation was redesignated a battlefield and our citizens as enemy combatants, our government held up in a continual state of emergency, thus granting the president and the Executive Branch near-dictatorial powers…

We’ve watched as a whole combat division was placed over the United States as a separate theatre of war, as we’ve been stripped of the rights of Habeas Corpus and Posse Cometatus, and left historically insecure within our persons and our domeciles…

And we’ve watched as the President was granted the absolute power of life or death over every human being marked: Enemy of the StateThis was the final power granted by the fascist puppet government of the Third Reich to Adolph Hitler, right before the Holocaust kicked-off…

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Her Story

Jane came from a small town in West Virginia where they cherished the Constitution and the Right to Bear Arms…

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 Wood County, West Virginia Welcome Sign

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Her daddy was the sheriff, a kind-hearted, freedom-loving mountain man, who raised her in the proper etiquette of guns and ammo. By the time she graduated from the community college she’d won trophies for combat pistolcraft, and was voted “the one babe you don’t want to mess with” in her senior yearbook.

And no one ever did mess with her, unless she wanted them to… because everyone knew she was packing heat and could take care of herself.

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Linda Hamilton - Terminator

“You feelin’ lucky, punk?”

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But jobs were scarce in her small rural town, and she didn’t want to work for minimum wage at the sawmill or the bakery, which were the only ones doing any hiring for the moment at least, and the bright lights of the city lured her away from daddy’s arms, and the tranquil farm which had been like a warm soft bosom to her for all her tender years…

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 Not Hiring Sign

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Jane spent most of the night the night before she left lost in thought and searching her soul. Despite all the general excitement there was this little nagging feeling that just wouldn’t go away, something that wasn’t quite right — call it an intuition — and she wasn’t fully comfortable with the idea of not being able to take her guns along where she was going for the purposes of self-protection. It violated her patriotic principles and the mere thought of it left her feeling vaguely uneasy.

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Woman Deep in Somber Thought

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 Depressed Single Woman

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But in the end she decided the rewards outweighed any risks involved, and after all, nobody else where she was going had a gun either, did they? Except for the police, and there were plenty of those to go around, weren’t there? And so the allure of a high-powered career and a swinging social life put her on a plane to The Big Easy…

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Commercial Airliner Taking off

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The city was fabulous, like a never-ending carnival, 24 hours a day. After only two or three days her apprehension dwindled, and she began to grow more relaxed amid the strange surroundings.

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Bangkok Thailand Night

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She loved her new apartment, too. What an exhilerating view! 

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Cityscape at Night

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Then one night after a week had gone by uneventfully, she decided to branch out in her travels and explore a whole new boulevard. One wrong turn led to two, the third one left her lost, and the appearance of her surroundings quickly began to take on an ever more intimidating character. Suddenly, there he was…

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Mystery Man

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Her intuitive alarm went off even as he lunged and her hand instinctively shot into her purse and closed on… nothing. The last thing she thought as the gloved hand clamped over her face and everything faded to black, was that she never should have allowed herself to end up in a place where the inviolable and absolute right to bear arms as guaranteed the citizens by the Constitution, had been abrogated by local and unconstitutional authority. It was a sucker’s trap. She should’ve stayed on the farm where the Second Amendment was still protected, and thus her very life and liberty as well…

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Single Woman Attacked in Home

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When her eyes finally flickered open and adjusted to the dim light of the makeshift dungeon, panic welled up inside her as the gravity of her situation became frighteningly clear…

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Cute Chubby Redhead Coed in Bondage

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He stretched it out over a period of days, as she screamed bloody murder, told him she loved him, begged him to kill her…

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Chubby Coed with Big Tits in Bondage

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Then one day, in the midst of a rather particularly brutal torture session, she just turned off, her mind snapped like a dry twig… and she became completely unresponsive no matter what he tried…

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A Shattered Consciousness

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MK-ULTRA Trauma-Based Mind Control Sex Slave

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Growing quickly weary of that, he decided to possess her in a whole new way…

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Woman's Head Mounted On Wall Display

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But he could never really possess her, she had already returned home… where her whispers are occasionally heard on warm summer nights when the soft breeze rustles the pine boughs…

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Spirit in the Mist

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Guns and condoms have at least a couple of things in common: first, they were both designed for your personal protection and can act to save your life… and with either, it’s better to have one and not need one, than to need one and not have one. 

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Christian Beheaded by Islamic Terrorists

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Gun Control 

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“It gives us a very special, secret pleasure to see how unaware the people around us are of what is really happening to them.”  — Adolph Hitler

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President Barack Obama launched the biggest U.S. gun-control push in generations on Wednesday, urging Congress to approve an assault weapons ban and background checks for all gun buyers to prevent mass shootings like the Newtown school massacre.

Rolling out a wide-ranging plan for executive and legislative action to curb gun violence, Obama set up a fierce clash with the powerful U.S. gun lobby and its supporters in Congress, who will resist what they see as an encroachment on constitutionally protected gun rights.

Obama presented his agenda at a White House event in front of an audience that included relatives of some of the 20 first graders who were killed along with six adults by a gunman on December 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

“We can’t put this off any longer,” Obama said, vowing to use “whatever weight this office holds” to make his proposals reality. “Congress must act soon,” he said, flanked by schoolchildren.

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Obama with Children

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“We can’t put this off any longer,” Hitler said, vowing to use “whatever weight this office holds” to make his proposals reality. “The Reichstag must act soon,” he said, flanked by schoolchildren. 

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In a sign of how bitter the fight over gun control could get, the National Rifle Association released an advertisement hours before Obama spoke that accused him of hypocrisy for accepting armed Secret Service protection for his daughters. The White House condemned the ad as “repugnant.

Until now, Obama had done little to change America’s gun culture. But just days before his second inauguration, he appears determined to champion gun control in his next term, which also will be dominated by debt and spending fights with Congress and a likely debate over immigration reform.

His plan calls on Congress to renew a prohibition on assault weapons sales that expired in 2004, require criminal background checks on all gun purchases, including closing a loophole for gun show sales, and pass a new federal gun trafficking law – long sought by big-city mayors to keep out-of-state guns off their streets.

He also announced 23 steps he intends to take immediately without congressional approval. These include improving the existing system for background checks, lifting the ban on federal research on gun violence, putting more counselors and “resource officers” in schools and better access to mental health services.

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Assault Weapons Battle

Obama, who has called the day of the Newtown massacre the worst of his presidency, looked down into the audience and addressed the parents of one of the Sandy Hook victims, Grace McDonald, 7, saying he had hung one of her paintings in his private study.

“Every time I look at that painting, I think about Grace, and I think about the life that she lived and the life that lay ahead of her, and most of all I think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now,” he said.

As he announced the gun measures, Obama was accompanied by four children chosen from among those who sent letters to him about gun violence and school safety. “We should learn from what happened at Sandy Hook. I feel really bad,” 8-year-old Grant Fritz wrote, in a portion Obama read from the podium.

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Obama with Sandy Hook Elementary Kids

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Young Girls Reaching Out to Touch Hitler

“Every time I look at that painting, I think about Gretchen, and I think about the life that she lived and the life that lay ahead of her, and most of all I think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now,” Hitler said. 

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The most contentious piece of the package is Obama’s call for a renewed ban on military-style assault weapons, a move that is unlikely to win approval because Republicans who control the House of Representatives are expected to oppose it.

The Newtown gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, used a Bushmaster AR-15 type assault rifle to shoot his victims, most of them 6- and 7-year-olds, before killing himself.

Law enforcement experts have noted, however, that the tighter background checks that Obama is proposing would not have prevented the Connecticut school massacre because the gunman’s weapon was purchased legally by his mother.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a staunch gun control advocate, said tighter controls were needed no matter what.

“No piece of legislation is perfect and no piece of legislation is 100 percent effective. Think of it like a speeding limit. You may every once in a while violate the speeding limit, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have speeding limits – they protect people’s lives,” he told reporters.

At the firearm industry’s largest trade show in Las Vegas, Gary Svecko – adding a Glock 17 pistol to his gun collection – dismissed Obama’s bid to ban assault weapons purchases and blamed video games for inciting violence.

“You know the old saying, ‘Guns don’t kill people. People kill people’,” Svecko, 58, said, citing a common argument of gun enthusiasts. “I think they should ban those stupid video games.”

Shares of gun manufacturers, including Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger, rose more than 5 percent after Obama unveiled his proposals. Since Newtown, FBI background checks required for gun purchases have soared, indicating more people are trying to buy weapons, likely out of concern that new restrictions may be imposed.

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Obama with Sandy Hook Parker Family Children

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Like Obama Hitler Surrounded Himself with Children

“It’s a good thing these mindless little worms don’t have a clue, or they would fly off me like cats off a hot tin roof,” Hitler thought.

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Controversial NRA Ad Campaign

Underscoring the tough political battle ahead, the NRA launched an advertising campaign against Obama’s gun control effort and deployed its lobbyists in force on Capitol Hill.

The NRA, in a TV and Internet spot, accused Obama of being “just another elitist hypocrite” for accepting Secret Service protection for his young daughters but turning down the lobby group’s proposal to put armed guards in all schools.

“Only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected and our children will remain vulnerable to the inevitability of more tragedy,” the group said in response to Obama’s proposals.

Administration officials sketched out legislative goals in a conference call with reporters but offered no draft legislation or any clear explanation of how they would overcome the hurdles. They said the list of executive actions would cost $500 million in the federal budget for the 2014 fiscal year.

With gun ownership rights enshrined in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, gun restrictions have long been a divisive – and risky – issue in American politics.

But polls show public sentiment shifted in favor of tighter gun control fueled by outrage after Newtown, and Obama hopes to take advantage while there is a mood for action in Washington. The pattern after shooting tragedies is that memories of the events soon fade, making it hard to sustain a push for policy changes.

Obama acknowledged the political challenges but made clear he is prepared to take on the NRA, despite its support among Republicans and significant backing among Democrats.

He warned that opponents of his effort would try to “gin up fear” and urged lawmakers to put children’s safety above getting an ‘A’ grade from the gun lobby that supports their campaign.”

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Obama with Baby

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Hitler with Baby

“Opponents of my efforts will try to gin up fear,” Hitler said, “but I’ve urged lawmakers to put children’s safety above getting an ‘A’ grade from the gun lobby that supports their campaign.”

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Michael Steel, a spokesman for Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, was noncommittal. “House committees of jurisdiction will review these recommendations. And if the Senate passes a bill, we will also take a look at that,” he said.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a pro-gun-rights Democrat from Nevada, also responded cautiously, saying “all options should be on the table” to reduce gun violence.

Obama’s initiative treads carefully on whether violent movies and video games contribute to gun violence. An administration official said, however, that Obama would seek $10 million to fund studies of the causes of gun violence, including any relationship to video games and media images.

Wednesday’s proposals stem from a month-long review led by Vice President Joe Biden, who met advocates on both sides, including officials from the arms and entertainment industries. (Sources: Matt Spetalnick, Steve Holland, Jeff Mason, Steve Holland, Roberta Rampton, Thomas Ferraro, Timothy Pratt, Reuters)

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Oh Shit Its Hitler

“Candy, little girl? I need a photo op and a sound bite…”

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“Those who fail to learn from history, are bent over and begging to get reamed by it…” — John Dilligent

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Global Crime Cartel Punking America

“That’s it…  See, this isn’t nearly as hard as you thought it would be, now is it?… Come on, Baby, you can do it… Close your eyes, don’t think, and just get your face right up on in there… It may feel a little awkward at first, but you’ll get used to it, I promise… And who knows, you may even learn to love it, now wouldn’t that be nice!

“Just one thing though, Sugar… before I give it to you, I want to hear you beg me for it… Come on, Baby, let’s see how well you can bow down on your knees, like the weak and spineless little slut you are and beg mama for the nay-nay…

“Now hurry up and just close your eyes, don’t think, and make it happen… I’ve been waiting for this moment for so long now, I’m about to cum all over myself without you… And that would spoil all the fun, now wouldn’t it, my little pet?”

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The Truth

“New research into Adolf Hitler’s use of firearm registration lists to confiscate guns and then execute their owners teaches a forceful lesson. It is a lesson that reveals why the American people and Congress have rejected registering honest firearms owners.

It would be instructive at this time to recall why the American citizenry and Congress have historically opposed the registration of firearms. The reason is plain. Registration makes it easy for a tyrannical government to confiscate firearms and make prey of its subjects. Denying this historical fact is no more justified than denying that the Holocaust occurred or that the Nazis murdered millions of unarmed people.”  — Dr. Stephen P. Halbrook, Ph.D., J.D., and author of Registration: The Nazi Paradigm.

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Gun Control - Gateway to Tyranny

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We DON’T have to go down this road again! 

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G20 Protest - Pittsburgh Pa. - September 2009

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

As lawmakers from Connecticut to California rush to propose new restrictions on firearms and ammunition, state-level gun-rights activists are playing defense for the first time in years, with some saying they face fights they may not win.

“Our backs are against the wall,”  said Scott Wilson, president of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, a pro-gun rights group. “We are in for the fight of our lives. I have never seen anything like it.”

In a blog post after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., the CCDL admitted to its members that efforts to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines could succeed, despite their strident opposition.

The CCDL message said that “we simply do not know” whether they would be “successful in our efforts to protect us from bans on certain firearms or magazines.”

As the White House formulates a list of federal proposals to combat gun violence, with recommendations from Vice President Joe Biden’s task force expected by Tuesday, lawmakers at the state level are forging ahead to restrict the sale or possession of certain types of firearms and ammunition.

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In New Jersey, 18 new bills have been submitted to the state legislature, including one that would require gun buyers to submit to a psychological evaluation, according to the Star-Ledger.

In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on legislators to pass the nation’s toughest ban on assault weapons and restrictions on high-capacity magazines.

In California, which already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat, said he intends to introduce a bill requiring gun owners to register annually, and another requiring all guns to be kept in lock boxes when not in use.

In Connecticut, Democratic Sen. Beth Bye wants to limit access to assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and require that firearms be registered by model and serial number, Reuters reported. Bye also wants to impose a 50 percent sales tax on ammunition and magazines.

In Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, received a standing ovation from some state legislators Thursday when he suggested requiring universal background checks on all gun sales.

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Gun Safety Protest Group

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With so many lawmakers vowing action, gun rights groups say they face a stronger tide of public opinion and political pressure than ever before.

“I think they’re going to pass a ban on semi-automatic rifles unless we stop them,”  said Dudley Brown, executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, a Colorado-based organization. “There is a zenith of activism that we are clearly reaching right now.”

RMGO is currently running a drawing on its website to win an AR-15 – the same model of rifle police have said was used by alleged Aurora shooter James Holmes and Newtown gunman Adam Lanza.

“RMGO is facing dozens of battles in the Colorado legislature this year, so we need to increase the size of our pro-gun army,” the group says on its site. “To do that, we’re giving away a free Colt AR-15 Model 6920 donated by our good friends at Jensen Arms in Loveland, CO.”

In New York, the Shooters Committee on Political Education, a gun advocacy group, struck a similar tone in a message to its membership.

“Your participation is no guarantee that we will win this important fight to protect your Constitutional rights, but we can say with certainty that anything short of overwhelming our legislators with calls, emails and letters we have virtually no chance,” SCOPE told members on its website.

“We will do everything we can to preserve our constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and how that turns out is anybody’s guess,”  SCOPE head Budd Schroeder said.

Saying that the National Rifle Association is too willing to compromise with gun-control advocates, 22 state and 5 national pro-gun groups have coalesced in recent weeks to form the National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban. Among the national groups involved is Gun Owners of America, which claims a membership of 300,000.

The coalition formed out of a desire to stand against new regulations on guns, according to Charles Heller, spokesman for the Arizona Citizens Defense League.

Arizona became an epicenter of the gun control debate in 2011 after Representative Gabrielle Giffords sustained a point-blank shot to the head as a gunman turned a Tucson supermarket parking lot into a shooting gallery, killing 6. Giffords and her husband announced a new national campaign on Tuesday to “prevent gun violence” and “protect responsible gun ownership.”

Heller characterized renewed calls for gun control as an overly emotional response to the shootings in Arizona, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and elsewhere.

“It’s going to be a very pivotal moment if we can’t get people to stop emoting and start reasoning,”  Heller said. “They’ve been waiting for a long time for the perfect crisis. They tried to light the fire with the Batman shooting, and they’re looking for the perfect victims to dance in the blood of so they can get something done.”

Heller’s AZCDL was among the 27 signatories of an open letter the coalition addressed to members of Congress asking them to not pass new legislation banning certain firearms and magazines, or requiring background checks on private gun sales.

“Members of Congress who support gun control by any means, procedural or substantive, will be targeted for defeat by coalition members,” the letter reads.

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No Compromise

Tensions among pro-gun activists are running just as high in states where legislators have remained quiet on new measures, said Paul Valone, president of Grass Roots North Carolina.

“The coalition members have all agreed on a ‘no compromise’ approach on this issue,”  Valone said. “It needs to die. Period.”

In an open letter to President Barack Obama, Valone speculated that some gun owners may use violent force to resist government attempts to confiscate assault weapons.

“The real question, Mr. President, is whether you so hunger for power that you are willing to foment what might be the next American Revolution,”  Valone wrote.

In the meantime, anxiety among hardline pro-gun rights advocates may be swelling the ranks of activist groups. The NRA told Politico that its membership grew by 100,000 in the 18 days after the shooting in Newtown.

“We can’t take applications for membership as fast as people are sending them to us,”  said Heller. His group currently has about 7,500 members. He expects that number to grow to 10,000 over the next year. “People in Arizona are, they are just absolutely not going to give up a gun.”  (Sources: Matthew DeLuca, NBCNEWS.com )

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The Brits and Aussies have already had to learn the hard way what you are on a fast slippery slope to finding out: that if you give up your guns in the interest of “safety and security”, you’re only giving up safety and security as well as your guns. You lose it all… including any freedom and liberty you had left at that point.

Their collective admonishment to their American cousins? 

“DON’T become apathetic like we did, and allow what happened to us to happen to you. Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!”

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“One out of five American children now suffers from mental illness.” — Sanjay Gupta, M.D. 

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“It’s easy to talk about gun control, but it’s time to talk about mental health” — Liza Long, mental health blogger and mother of troubled teen

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This courageous young mother Liza Long and the insight her candid story provides is the only good thing that’s come out of this latest rampage shooting so far.

The vid’s a thought-provoking, eye-opening must-see in light of recent events and in it you will learn that one out of every five American children is now considered mentally ill if nothing else. This is the first I’ve heard of this personally and I’m feeling appropriately stunned.

Liza and Dr. Gupta also expose the dearth of desirable long-term treatment options available to parents of emotionally-troubled children, in an era of “designate and medicate”, and why so many of these individuals are slipping through the cracks of an antiquated system wholly inadequate to cope with either their numbers or the baffling complexity of their issues.

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A wise old owl once told me: “You can pile all the guns you want clear up to the moon and not one of them will ever hurt anyone. Guns don’t kill people son, people do.”  

Another one commented: “This country’s been buried hip deep in guns from the days of the earliest settlers. But we’ve never seen this type of behavior from people in this country up ’til now.”

Actually I cleaned up their grammar and added some flair. But that’s what they basically said. Needless to say I agree. The message I get out of this is:

We don’t have a gun  problem, we have a people  problem: Specifically, a mental health  issue. Putting it bluntly: we need mental health reform, not gun reform. If a select few people are only now commiting atrocities with guns that have been around forever, then we need to be looking to those few people and not the guns for the solution.  

The only gun problem we have is with the shadow government, whose ambition is to strip us of our national sovereignty, our national identity, our national unity, and our essential determination and ability to defend ourselves, our families, and our communities against the threat of both internal oppression and external aggression, that we might be absorbed and amalgamated into their “global village” with its contemporary Pax Romana and rule by an elite chosen few.

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In this 10-minute video segment, Alex exposes the coming “Council of 13” and the current hostile Fascist takeover of our nation. The Council of 13 will have the power to rule America and Americans with a tyrannical iron fist and without constitutional process and redress of grievance, thus ending the Republic as we know it. 13 hand-picked puppets will ostensibly call all the shots, their strings held in tight rein by the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers, et al. Alex makes an impassioned plea for Americans to listen and take action before it is too late.