Saturday, December 22, 2007

NRA Petition List up and running!

Head on over to and sign up on the list so you are notified quickly when another petition is needed to correct some injustice at NRA HQ. We can be a vocal membership when our elected officials step out of line! Go over to the above site and if we need to take action again we can do it posthaste!

Leadership accountability to the membership is a GOOD thing! It will take us to where we all want to go!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Decision Is In, This Petition has Ended (Important Note in 3rd paragraph!!!)

First I want to thank all of you who worked to bringing this important issue to light. All of you who copied petitions and carried them to your meeting places and spread the word about this effort. Although we did not garner the numbers needed (see the following "Update.. " to see the final numbers) I think it was and remains a noble effort to ensure that our elected leaders realize that there are those of us out here that are watching. We insist that our organization pursue the objectives as outlined in our Bylaws and that we will not take kindly to those who, inadvertently or not, make our lives, sport, methods of defense, our very freedoms harder to hold onto.

This effort has "rung the bell" at NRA HQ loud and clear. Our message has gotten through even if we didn't get the recall pushed through. No problem. I've been told, as I wrote earlier, that a stern message was delivered to all the Board members to watch what they say and who they say it to. We were a part of that.

I've created a new website at where active and interested NRA voting members can sign up to become "Minutemen". This list will be kept privately and in the event another petition is needed we'll have the requisite number of members so in the future a validated petition can be had in a matter of weeks if not days. Also this site will have other member's petitions and their information as needed. If you sent me a petition I ask that you sign up to be a Minuteman. I'd like to write each one of you before I destroy all the petitions but that is going to cost over $73 (.41 x 180, plus envelopes and paper). I received $1 dollar as a donation to the cause (Thank you!). All other expenses were born by me. (These included P.O. Box rental, a binder, site hosting for download file [free but I bought the hotlink so it would be easy to "click and download" instead of having to navigate through myriad buttons and links to get to the file], dividers, tabs, and the time, gas, and wear and tear on the vehicle to go to Box [almost daily since mid-October].)

It is very important that all of us spread the existence of this new site to all voting members. I estimate that we've got over one million voting members in the NRA. We might have touched around a percent with this petition (with luck!). We need to let a much larger slice of voting members know about this so they can sign up. I'd like a thousand or two. That's only about 16/10,000ths of a percent!! That way we'll never be caught short again. It can only bring more health and vitality to our Organization!!

Update: How is the effort going?

We needed 450 total with at least 100 coming from at least three states. We did not meet that threshold.

1624 downloads from the Megaupload site as of 1557 hrs EST 20 Jan 08. (Not counting pdf downloads from the various places it is posted but there's around 250 of them.)

The hard part will be getting 100 per in at least three states.

180 Petitions received.
Three states closest to 100:
California - 27
New York - 14
3rd: (Tie)
Pennsylvania - 10
Texas - 10

Breakdown (with some just kidding for the "no shows", come on, SMILE!):
Alabama - 2
Alaska - 3
Arizona - 4
Arkansas - 1
California - 27
Colorado - 5
Connecticut - 1
Delaware - 0 ("The First State" to fail to support this effort.)
Florida - 5
Georgia - 4
Hawaii - 0 (I'm not surprised by this demo-mecca. Please surprise me!!)
Idaho - 0 (This one I am surprised by! Although after the Randy Weaver massacre I can see why they're a little gun-shy...)
Illinois - 4
Indiana - 5
Iowa - 2
Kansas - 1
Kentucky - 2
Louisiana - 0 (Ray Nagin and his merry band of gun grabbing criminal JBT's, maybe there's none left to protect?)
Maine - 1
Maryland - 4
Massachusetts - 1
Michigan - 5
Minnesota - 3
Mississippi - 4
Missouri - 5
Montana - 1
Nebraska - 1
Nevada - 2
New Hampshire - 1
New Jersey - 4
New Mexico - 0 (Home of the Whittington Center?! Probably busy keeping their powder dry and an eye on their southern border.)
New York - 14
North Carolina - 7
North Dakota - 2
Ohio - 2
Oklahoma - 2
Oregon - 3
Pennsylvania - 10
Rhode Island - 2
South Carolina - 3
South Dakota - 0 (You gotta be kidding me! Joe Foss' home state?!!)
Tennessee - 2
Texas - 10
Utah - 1
Vermont - 2
Virginia - 8
Washington - 7
West Virginia - 0 (Well, you turned your back on us 144 years ago, you'd be out of character to stand with us now.)
Wisconsin - 4
Wyoming - 4

And here's a few tidbits:
West Coast vs. East Coast: 37 v. 54

West of Mississippi River vs. East of Mississippi River: 84 v. 97

Red State vs. Blue State (2004 Presidential Election): 88 v. 93

Monday, December 3, 2007

Hearing Board Ready and Waiting

I received a call from NRA Secretary Jim Land today. He was letting me know that the hearing board is set for the 19th-20th of Dec and all is a go. I let him know that as of present, we don't have the numbers to validate the petition. I told him I set Dec 10th as the next deadline to get the petitions to me and that I'd be in contact with him to let him know what the outcome is, closer to the 10th.

The NRA is doing their part... (hint hint, let's get those petitions in!) more ways than one. He did let me know that at the fall board meeting a senior leader basically (I'm paraphrasing, he used different terms and my memory these days is, uh, not what it once was. I do know what he was getting across) dressed down the Board and emphasized the point that if you can't properly speak (in supporting NRA policy, etc.) in public then don't open your mouth!

Regardless of what happens with this petition effort, I think the message was received loud and clear at NRA HQ!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Download the Recall Jackson Petition

Click here or on the title link to download a Word copy of the petition to recall Joaquin Jackson from the NRA Board of Directors.

IMPORTANT: You MUST be an eligible voting member, that is, either a Life Member (or higher) OR an Annual Member in good standing for at least Five (5) consecutive years.

If you do not qualify, you can still help out. How? Tell other NRA Members about this petition and send them to this website.

We are up against a deadline, so please don't put this off. Time is of the essence.

As Petition originator (click on nic to go to pdf form at The High Road)Jeff82 says:
Get this around to gun shows, clubs, ranges etc. We need to act fairly quickly as this needs to get in in time to make the print deadline for the next annual meeting. We've got about a month. Remember, we need 450 total, with a minimum of 100 from three states to qualify.

Also note this is available in pdf format via The High Road post where this is introduced.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Extending Time Frame, Keep 'em Coming!

This is cutting into our safety margin but we've no choice. We'll extend another few weeks but GET THEM IN NOW!

Welcome to Recall Joaquin Jackson

The purpose of this petition is to get a recall vote to remove Joaquin Jackson from the NRA Board of Directors.


Watch and see:

And the damage control spin hardly helps his case.

We do not feel it is appropriate for an NRA director to disparage ownership of any type of firearm, and believe anyone who does should not sit on the board.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Why? Let me count the ways...

Here's the reasoning behind the decision to remove Mr. Jackson from the NRA BoD.

Mr. Jackson, a sitting NRA Board of Directors member, went on public television and this is what he had to say;

Interviewer: Of course a lot of law enforcement are concerned about things like assault weapons which they feel like don't really contribute to the keeping of the peace.

JJ: Well, I'm a person that believes in a weapon should never…I personally believe a weapon should never have over a – far as civilian – 5 round capacity. If a hunter, if you're a hunter if you're gonna go hunting with a weapon, you shouldn't need over but one round…

He went on;

Interviewer: So have you brought to the attention of your fellow board members at the NRA that maybe assault weapons ought to be restricted?

JJ: Well we've talked, we've discussed it you know, but uh this thing about assault weapons has been a kind of a touchy deal, but personally, I think these assault weapons basically need to be in the hands of the military and they need to be in the hands of the police, but uh, as far as assault weapons to a civilian, if you… if you… it's alright if you got that magazine capacity down to five…

Interviewer: Five rounds. Limited to that.

JJ: …five, five… Good to go. Five rounds or some…

As his voice trailed off it sounded like he was going to add some more restrictions...

Part II "The Inexplicable Explanation"

Here's where I get some serious heartburn. Mr. Jackson issued a statement to rebut the criticisms he was receiving as news of his statements to the press spread. It was filled with all the heart and soul of a guy trying to get back his place amongst his buddies at the campfire. Unfortunately, after looking closer at the statement, it is illogical and attempts to divert the reader from the real issue.

From his prepared statement:

JJ: When asked about my views of “assault weapons,” I was talking about true assault weapons – fully automatic firearms. I was not speaking, in any way, about semiautomatic rifles.

To illustrate the folly of this statement go back and reread his earlier statements only substitute "machine gun" for "weapon" and you'll see what I mean. Ludicrous. If we are to believe this then he just said he's okay with hunters using 5 round machine guns and civilians having machine guns so long as the mags are limited to 5 rounds. This is either the ramblings of a man who is out of his element when working with the 2nd Amendment (particularly when he started using the undefinable term "assault weapon") or is a blatant attempt to "pull the wool over your eyes." Either, way not the traits I want in an NRA Board of Director member.

A little further down he does address full auto machine guns (another giveaway indicating he wasn't talking about full auto above!) and is very generous saying;

JJ: Many Americans also enjoy owning fully automatic firearms, after being cleared by a background check and meeting the rigorous regulations to own such firearms.

I certainly thank him for his generosity! Strangely, I still haven't seen this in the US Constitution! But it does give you an idea where he is coming from and also shows he was not confusing the two different types of firearms, as he claims.

Now that we've explored what has happened let's look at how the NRA bylaws are effected (or more properly, how he has failed them and us, the members). (Like what we've already learned isn't enough!!)

As members (and Mr. Jackson especially, as a Director on the Board), we are charged with carrying out and acting according to the NRA bylaws. Mr. Jackson has broken several of them. This is serious as he is a sitting member. I've underlined the particular areas I believe Mr. Jackson violated by failing to uphold:

NRA Bylaws
Article II
Purposes and Objectives
The purposes and objectives of the National Rifle Association are:
1. To protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially with reference to the inalienable right of the individual American citizen guaranteed by such Constitution to acquire, possess, collect, exhibit, transport, carry, transfer ownership of, and enjoy the right to use firearms, in order that the people may always be in a position to exercise their legitimate individual rights of self-preservation and defense of family, person, and property, as well as to serve effectively in the appropriate militia for the common defense of the Republic and the individual liberty of its citizens;
2. To promote public safety, law and order, and the national defense;
3. To train members of law enforcement agencies, the armed forces, the militia, and people of good repute in marksmanship and in the safe handling and efficient use of small arms."

The overwhelming majority of the above relates to self defense and arms useful as tools for self and family preservation, the militia and armed forces, and the ability to defend from criminals and tyrannical governments; IT'S NOT ABOUT HUNTING!


Article III Section 9
Duties of Members
(a) It is the duty of each member to assist in every feasible manner in promoting the objectives of the Association as set forth in Article II of these Bylaws and to act at all times and in every matter in a manner befitting a sportsman and good citizen.

Did Mr. Jackson's comments (or even his explanations), when looked at properly and with care, advance these objectives? Or harm them?

And does this mean anything: This is what the NRA wrote back to me concerning Mr. Jackson's statements:

"I can assure you that the apparent implications of his statement do NOT reflect the NRA's position." (their capitalization.)

What Director needs to be disavowed by the organization he is sitting on the board of?!! How does this jive with Article III Section 9? What this statement is is the NRA's tacit admission that Mr. Jackson is in violation of the NRA bylaws. I understand board members need to be able to have differing opinions (to invigorate discussion when with the group). BUT, you keep your trap shut when out in public and your views run counter to the established policies. That or leave the organisation.

This is the damage as I see it:

Several reasons we must recall him for this:
1- We have to live with his comments being used by the anti's forever more. This makes our job harder. It will be easier to say, "Yep, and he's no longer on our Board."
2- Consider it a "shot across the bow" of any other appeasers or "civil rights compromisers."
3-We lose members (and prospective members) when the NRA leadership takes up compromise positions on constitutional issues. You can't have a principled organization if you don't ensure the principles are applied. Read back through the various forums and count the number of people who have left or never joined because of the positions the NRA take!
4- We've lost at least three ways: He's given our opposition ammunition, we will have to expend capitol/effort to undo what he's done, we will have to expend more capitol to counter the anti's on this issue, and we could have used that capitol/effort advancing our agenda instead of having to work "damage control".

"I can assure you that the apparent implications of his statement do NOT reflect the NRA's position."

Yep. That's the response I got from the NRA when I asked what was going on with Mr. Jackson and his statement to public TV.

The question now is, "Why is he still sitting on the NRA Board of Directors?" If you said, "But Jeff82 (ok, "Recall Jackson" on this blog), according to the Bylaws it falls to the voting membership to petition to recall a sitting member." I'd say, "You're right, among other ways, this is the best remedy when members need to remove Board Members when they don't follow the NRA Bylaws. Have you filled out your petition?" (Which is availabe right here on this site.)

You can read all about the email, the statements, the excuses, all about everything involved by roaming around on this blog.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

9% Return Rate?!

As of right now I'm seeing about a 9% return rate of downloaded petitions. That means that more than 9 out of 10 of those who downloaded this petition either gave up on it, decided it wasn't important enough, or were talked out of it by peers. This won't get us to where we need to go.

(Following comments directed to those "whom the shoe fits": )

We could have this all wrapped up all ready (and have one "H" of an effective gun rights steamroller in the making) but it seems the more "passionate" among us have turned tail and run (leaving or already left the NRA) allowing NRA "Milquetoast" to remain at the helm. That coupled with the fact that, as I was warned by others who've led these efforts before, the majority of gun owners are apathetic, lazy, self interested, and couldn't care less about your guns, so long as they keep theirs. This is stupidity at it's core as anyone with any brains realizes "a house divided will fall". "Onward to mediocrity!!" (In this case meaning, you can only have the [portion of] the Rights I say you can!)

Count yourself fortunate if you have the company of aggressive, like-minded, pro 2A gun owners! You may need the 'cell' later!

Help me get "those" motivated!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Your NRA number is on your magazine label

NRA Magazine Mailing Label
(ID begins in position 6 and is 10 digits long)

Example, underline and color added to member number: #0790101234567895#F* LIFE

See it here on the NRA site:

BTW, don't worry if you wrote the whole thing down, they know how to decode it at NRA HQ. Also don't worry if you sent me the "old" style number. They have links from your old number to your new number.

Friday, October 26, 2007

ZERO Petitions from the following States:

Where are you? Are we to believe that there is NO ONE in the state who is a voting member of the NRA and does not believe in putting their "money where their mouth is" and won't send in a petition? Not even ONE?

"Deadbeat" States:

New Mexico
South Dakota
West Virginia

Let's get off this list!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

(Pay no attention to the 'normal' posting dates)

In order to place the posts in the order I want I change the "posting date". I've put the most important info up higher in the order. If you look in the "Update" post you will see the time and date I updated the numbers. Thanks.

What's another Texan got to say about it?

Here's a great video of Suzanna Gracia Hupp testifying before some congressional panel. She addresses (sic)"assault weapons" and is from the same state as Joaquin. She went on to be elected to the Texas House of Representatives.

Suzanna Gracia Hupp's Video Testimony

"Somewhere along the line I made one of my stupidest decisions... I was afraid that ... if ... somebody caught me with the gun in my purse, I could lose my license to practice, lose my ability to make a living. So I took the gun out of my purse and I left it in my car ... which the laws in my state are kinda wishy- washy on ...and I thought, 'Heck, if I needed it, it's probably going to be when I'm out on the road ... in the middle of nowhere and, you know, my car's broke down or something ..."

-Dr. Suzanna Gratia, Killeen Texas Luby's massacre survivor Quote Library

Honor, racism, service rifles and assault weapons: One black cop’s view

Outstanding article!! Should be required reading for ALL LEO including Mr. Jackson!! Had he heeded this (had it been written earlier) he'd not be in the position he's in!!

(If their server is down I've copied and pasted it in it's entirety at the bottom of this blog.)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Western Rifle Shooters Say "Recall Jackson"

Don't ever tolerate anti-gunners on the NRA Board, no matter what good deeds they may or may not have done in the past.

It's a matter of principle.

We couldn't agree more.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

NRA's Response to My Email

Below is the NRA's response to me. I find the first sentence, third paragraph particularly enlightening.

"Dear Mr. Reed,

Thank you for your email.

Recently, concerns have been raised in response to statements made by NRA Board Member Joaquin Jackson to Texas Monthly in 2005. We have received questions from NRA members who are seeking clarity as to NRA's positions on the subject matter discussed in Mr. Jackson's interview. To be clear, NRA supports the right of all law-abiding citizens to Keep and Bear Arms for all lawful purposes. We will continue, as we have in the past, to vigorously oppose any efforts to limit gun ownership by law-abiding citizens as an unconstitutional infringement on our Second Amendment freedoms. These efforts include opposition to any attempts to ban firearms, including firearms incorrectly referred to as "assault weapons", and any attempts to place arbitrary limits on magazine capacity.

I can assure you that the apparent implications of his statement do NOT reflect the NRA's position. We have long acknowledged the Constitutionally protected right of law-abiding citizens to purchase and possess semi-automatic rifles and "high-capacity" magazines for legitimate purposes.

He is one of 76 Directors elected to the Board of Directors by NRA members. They may choose to vote for another candidate in 2010 if they would like someone else to take his seat.

For more information on NRA's legislative efforts to defend the Second Amendment, please visit and

Thank you again for your email. If you have any more questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at (800) 392-8683.


Angus McClellan
NRA-ILA Grassroots"

For the record, here's my original email to Membership/General Comments:

"-----Original Message-----
From: edited: Jeff82
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 8:49 AM
To: Membership
Subject: What the heck is going on with board member Joaquin Jackson?

His "statement" repudiating his PBS interview is asinine. If I'm to take him at his (second) word then I'm to assume he supports hunters using 5 round machineguns?!! Pure CYA BS!! As they say, "with friends like this... " More irreparable harm to our, scratch that, MY cause.

Too bad I didn't' see this a month or so ago. I wouldn't have upgraded to Patron member. Wouldn't ya know it, as soon as I was getting comfortable with the NRA leadership again and decided to spend some money y'all would show your ignorance again.

Well, the NRA is back on my "no-sh*t-no-pay-no-donation" list for at least a couple more years. Same as the RNC and Repug party. They haven't seen any money from me in almost six years and they won't in the next six either."

Great Dialog!

Places to read what others are saying, the points and counter-points that have been made, and other interesting twists!

(In the order they are lined up in my Forums Folder!)
American Backyard Forum (1) (2)
CZ Forum
Florida Shooters Network
Glock Talk (1)
Glock Talk (2)
GunThing (1)
GunThing (2)
Liberty's Price
Military Firearm
Olympic Arms Owners Association
Sniper's Hide
Tactical Shooting Forum
The High Road
War Rifles (1)
War Rifles (2)

Gun Thing Forum Discusses Jackson Recall

Quite a bit of interest is being stirred up on the Gun Thing forum, which independently started a "Recall Joaquin Jackson" effort and has since joined forces with us.

Membership Dynamics: What We've Forgotten

It starts with the membership taking control of the Board of Directors. WE HAVE THE POWER ACCORDING TO THE BYLAWS TO END THIS INSANITY but most of us choose to whine and cry then pull the sheets back over our heads. Help me out with this and we can start fixing the problem one Board member at a time.

I say again, if we meet the requirements for the recall it must go forward. NO one at NRA headquarters can stop it. WE vote pro 2A folks in, they can't stop us. IT'S IN OUR HANDS. We are 4.3 million strong. If the NRA IS DOING SOMETHING we don't like IT'S OUR OWN FAULT!! We can have the best and most powerful pro gun group that has ever existed on the planet IF we take few minutes to do the right thing!

If we did this every time a board member stepped out of line with the bylaws (as I believe Mr. Jackson has done, see above) and hurt our efforts to restore American's 2A rights we can yank them. All it takes is a voting membership willing to spend 15 minutes to research (I've included links to make it easy) and sign a petition. This is our club and we are responsible for how it is operated. If it's not operating the way we want then it's our fault if we don't fix it.

After reading several threads and the "leave the NRA" comments it has dawned on me that we MUST fight to control the board of the NRA. Here's why:

The NRA is ("we are" let's take ownership of OUR club!) over 4.3 million strong. Okay, so many might be fudds who haven't the slightest care in the world as to what goes on in or around the DC Beltway. But the NRA hierarchy isn't going to go anywhere, in the foreseeable future. You'd rather there be no one at least trying to watch the gate? What will happen if even our pressure is gone? You guys, the ones that care enough (and have the brains) to become upset enough to want to leave are the very ones with the passion and intelligence to do good work INSIDE the NRA in righting the wrongs! Who's left once you're gone? Me and a few more like me, and all the fudds (and like the Silent Majority are "no count").

Bottom line, we must prevail with the NRA or at least be such a pain in the butt they must hear us always. Personally I think we can prevail. It's the right thing to do.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Honor, racism, service rifles and assault weapons: One black cop’s view

Honor, racism, service rifles and assault weapons: One black cop's view
Posted in Liberty Rant by R Lee Wrights on October 6th, 2007
by Henry "Snake" Bowman

"Well, you Sons of Bitches, now you know how I feel!"
-General George S. Patton

You may not like what I'm going to say here, but the First Amendment
is still in effect (at the time of the time of this writing) so I'm
going to exercise my right to rant: Prepare to get your feathers

If you are a uniformed Police Officer of any rank and do not fully,
and honorably support the pre-existing God given rights enumerated in
the 2nd Amendment, you are a disgrace to your Badge and your oath of
office to protect and serve. The citizens of the United States of
America deserve better than you. You should not be allowed the honor
of public service as a sworn peace officer of the law. Taking a
contrary, selective position to the Constitution means you are not
following the supreme law of the land and are, in fact, endangering
the safety of yourself, your fellow officers, and the public you are
sworn to protect. This dishonor is increased if you support any (so-
called) "Police Fraternal Organization" that aligns itself with
groups seeking to infringe, limit, or destroy the 2nd Amendment (Such
as "Handgun Control Incorporated," etc). This dishonor is increased
if you support any State or Federal Attorney General, Legislator
(Politician); or local Government body that have de facto reneged on
their sworn oath to "Protect and defend the Constitution against all
enemies, foreign or domestic." For these individuals (by endorsing
"gun control") have become the "domestic enemies" embodied in that

If this description fits you, know that I consider you to have no
honor and should rightly be held beneath contempt for your nauseous
subservience to an unconstitutional doctrine, plus unheroic behavior
in the face of danger to your fellow officers and the public.

Are you ticked off yet? Well, refer to the above quote by U.S. Army
General George S Patton. Read it? Good, that means I can only add,
(if you were offended): "tough noogies!" Let's proceed.

There is plenty of documentation to support the fact that "gun
control" laws in the United States are and have been rooted in the
dishonorable practice generally known as "Racism." If there is any
doubt about this? I suggest you do some research on your own (Author
Clayton E. Cramer has written a short essay that can bring you up to
speed quickly, search it out.)

This brings me to a further assertion. I submit that if you wear the
badge and happen to be of Black ancestry ("African-American" is the
current "politically correct" term: I choose not to use it), and fit
the criteria I have previously described, you should be held in
special dishonor. Your ancestors fought and died under a special
adversity for the rights you presently enjoy. I know that we still
have a long way to go, (and you are unhappy with that last promotion
you were "suspiciously" beaten out of). But today you are still freer
than any previous generation, and should honor what they fought for
by at least acknowledging that fact. A Black officer or group of
officers that support "gun control" over the 2nd Amendment, in
effect, support a continuation of practices rooted in racism,
practices that currently discriminate against a targeted group of
Americans not limited only to Blacks. If you support that you have no
honor and are a disgrace to your badge, your brothers in blue, your
brothers in ancestry, and the public you are sworn to protect and
serve. (This goes for the rest of you who seek not to be identified
as "Black," but are not, so-called, "white;" so for you "others,"
accept that you have advanced in large part on the corpses of
millions of Black Americans who were here before you: It's a fact:
Deal with it.)

Are you ticked off yet? Are you calling me bad names? Does the truth
hurt? Good, maybe you'll grow a spine and renounce this "thing"
called "gun control" and fight for all your rights! (Refer to the
Patton quote again here.)

(By the way, Patton lauded his Black tanker / tank destroyer units
who fought under his command. Patton said words to the effect of him
not giving a damn what color a man was as long as he had the balls to
fight the enemy...How are yours hangin', Lawman?)

Fact: "Gun Control" is a betrayal of the people you are sworn to
protect. "Gun Control" deprives only the law-abiding citizen the best
means of self-defense against the violent criminal element. Remember
those people? Those you are sworn to protect? And what about those
"other" people? You know them well, you have to deal with them on the
street nearly every day. You know what mindless savagery they are
capable of, you have seen the result first hand. You know they have
no conscience. You know that most are sociopathic, and rationalize
that the rules don't apply to them, just the "chumps" stupid enough
to work for a living and obey "the law" 99% of the time. You know
they are cowards who enjoy harming the weak and defenseless; who in
fact take a vicious glee in the suffering of their victims. You know
there is a reason we need prisons. You know this from "up close and
personal" experience the protected rarely grasps: They are taken
aback by the naked face of evil, flee from it. They pray that you
might arrive in time to save them from it (Except, of course, from
the self-reliant gun-owning citizens "allowed" to defend themselves
in pro-self defense jurisdictions). But you, Lawman, ideally should
be a warrior/philosopher. You run toward the sound of battle, rather
than from it. You are charged with righting wrong, sworn to do so
even at risk of your life. You know the badge is more than mere metal.

That being the case, to advocate citizens offer themselves up as
sheep-like prey, to advocate the best citizens, the level-headed,
able to help their fellows in your absence, those who are your
support, those whose firearms will NEVER be turned against YOU, is
unconscionable, unreasonable, and unrealistic!

That citizen could well save your life some day. It has happened in
the past countless times, what makes you think it cannot happen
again? Well, it will not happen if that citizen is (un-
constitutionally) disarmed. That citizen, (in actuality, that member
of the Unorganized Militia of the United States of America,
constitutionally protected to keep and bear arms), is there to help.
If you have had to deputize a citizen while alone and struggling with
a resisting suspect, you know what I mean! (Why do you think you have
the power to deputize in the first place? Think about it, Lawman).

Understand this concept: Criminals misuse firearms in violent crime,
law-abiding citizens DON'T. The mere fact that one is willing to
misuse a firearm against his fellows automatically brands them an
evil-doer, unfit to share the company of non-violent citizens: Their
intent and action (Human responsible agency) defines them as violent
criminals, mere possession of firearms does not. Never confuse the
two...Remember there is a faction whose intent is specifically
designed to deceive you into equating mere possession of firearms
with evil intent: Never fall for this sophistical gambit, don't be a
gullible fool, manipulated by emotionalist propaganda. Use your mind
and logic to see through the hype.

To advocate this "thing," this "gun control," is the highest betrayal
of the primary rule of nature: self-defense. It is a cruel betrayal
of the people you are sworn to protect, and a boon to the evildoers
among us. It is the ultimate betrayal of your hard-earned Badge and
all it stands for.

Are you ticked off yet? Are you calling me "crazy" because you have
been fed propaganda claiming citizens "can't be trusted with guns?"
Has it occurred to you that all citizens are not violent criminals?
That "cause and effect" do not support the flawed theory that armed
citizens cause crime? That it is illogical to "tar the citizen with
the same brush" as the violent predators among us?

Well, know this: the advocates of this despicable thing called "gun
control" do not bother to make these distinctions! Their mentality
proves it, and the intentional criminalization of millions of
American citizens at their hands, through the "banning" of mythical
so-called "Assault Weapons," handguns, and other infringements,
proves that "crime control," despite their claims, is not their true

After all, why would politicians intentionally create a new class of
"criminals" from a population that has not engaged in any violent
acts? In some jurisdictions, California comes to mind, Police
Officers, assumed to be trusted to carry firearms in the defense of
the public; are not exempted from these "assault weapons" bans, on or
off-duty. Think about that, Lawman, What message is that sending you?
What about "Officer Safety?" (Particularly in the wake of the North
Hollywood shootout, where Cops had to go begging to local gun shops
to borrow "illegal assault weapons" to stop terrorist bank robbers?).
They are denying you safety, and survival, and by extension, also the

How are you being seen by those who seek to ban any firearms that can
be demonized to suit arbitrary political whims, such as "(Niggertown)
Saturday Night Specials," ".50 Caliber Sniper Rifles," or the current
obfuscation craze, the alleged "deadly, high powered semi-automatic
weapon" aka "Assault Weapons?"
(President "Teddy" Roosevelt would have been confused about that one:
He routinely carried "semi-autos" on his hunts, and this was in the
early 19th Century! "Semi-Auto" Technology is nothing "new," despite
newsroom propaganda).

Realize that even you are now a suspect, viewed as a "latent
criminal" by the very people that claim to be "pro-law enforcement,"
and tell the public that you support their views! This concept is
what the Communists called "useful idiots," human tools to further a
totalitarian agenda. If you think they are your "friends," I beg you
to look at the facts and realize that anyone who seeks to deny your
self-preservation is not your friend! Period!

Anyone who seeks to deny American citizens the ability for self-
preservation is not a friend either: The two go hand in hand: the
protectors and those they are charged to protect...And over what?
Simple possession of a legally purchased firearm that is no different
from any other of its class except by its "appearance?"

Orchestrated brainwash: Propaganda techniques and The Mythical "Assault Weapon"

Anyone but an abject moron or gullible dupe can deny certain obvious
facts regarding firearms. . Several well-researched articles have
been written supporting the facts about "semi-automatic" firearms.
For brevity, I will assert 2 basic facts important to understand when
attempting to figure out how we got to this point in history.

Fact 1) Propaganda techniques developed by the Nazis and Communists
are not dead: It is easy for one to dismiss facts by claiming a
"right wing" bias against "progressive" (Socialist) ideas. That's a
game for fools. Advocates of "gun control" unashamedly use
emotionalistic ploys a to gather cash, sympathy, and "useful idiots,"
to further their agenda. Accept that these people are more than
willing to LIE without conscience to further their agenda. Have no
illusions about it. Furthermore....

Fact-2) The "Mainstream Media" and University environments are
controlled by Socialist "political correctness": One cannot rely upon
these sources, in the main, to be objective or "pro-constitution."
The "Lamestream Media" are the epitome of "useful idiots." Their news
organs are run by 60's Marxist influenced cadre who use our "freedom
of speech" against us (As predicted by Soviet Cold Warrior Nikita "We
will bury you" and "We will take over your society without firing a
shot," Khrushchev.) University "Professors" happily brainwash your
kids with discredited Marxist rhetoric...They "love" the 1st
Amendment, but see the rest of the Constitution as merely a hindrance
to be negated as soon as possible, particularly the 2nd Amendment. As
elite "intellectuals" they ignore the fact that they would be first
against the firing squad wall in the Utopian "revolution" they dream

(In the Congo revolution of the 1960's, people were shot out of hand
merely for having the intellect to ride a bicycle!) Both elements are
anti-firearms (in the hands of the untrustworthy "masses" at least)
by philosophy. Ironically their "supporters" would quickly "put them
against the wall" after they are no longer "useful idiots." These
fools would graduate to being "dead idiots" and initiators of a
Police state, rather than a "Utopia." This has happened countless
times in history, yet they never accept this fact.

Summary: "Gun Control" advocates consistently use the above indicated
techniques, are shameless liars, and have no compunction to use "any
means necessary" to disarm Americans...They are in fact elitists who
look down on the "masses" being armed and care nothing for your
safety. They hate the Police as "tools of the oppressors" (i.e.: not
under their control), and all they stand for. They "tolerate" guns
only to assure their self-preservation (Your self- preservation does
not count, they see you only as fit to be nameless victims on TV news
bytes. This applies to both Police and citizens!)

Lies and dammed lies: The Mythical "Assault Weapon"

If you have stuck with me this far, it likely means you know
something about firearms so I can cut to the chase and get down to
business. Keeping the previous facts in mind, other facts appear that
we already know, such as...

There is no honor in dishonor: We are not "useful idiots," cowardly
by nature and easily manipulated by fear tactics. We know that a
cruel "magic trick" has been cynically perpetrated on the people of
the USA, and continues to be at the time of this writing. We know
that the politicians, their "running dogs" (to borrow a Communist
propaganda term) in the news media, and sadly, the "useful idiots"
who carry a badge and align themselves with these elements for
personal gain and power. These are primarily Police Chiefs/Sheriffs
and "Fraternal Organizations," who claim to represent the true street
cops, but have long ago lost touch with the street and the officers
who daily are on the line.

These dishonorable individuals are a disgrace to the Badge for their
craven contempt of officer and civilian safety by condoning firearm
confiscation, this "thing" called "gun control." We know this axis
are liars, dammed liars, and continue to be liars! We know, however,
that they have had success with their dammed lies! Fact:

There is no such thing as an "Assault Weapon": We know that the
firearms that have been demonized as so-called "Assault Weapons" are
no more dangerous than any other common rifle. We know that these
firearms were discriminated against simply because they look similar
to current military firearms. We know that looks are totally
irrelevant to function. We know that many of these targeted firearms
are in fact less lethal than most common firearms, because the
ammunition is of lower power. We know that the propagandists misused
the German term "Strumgewer" ("Assault Rifle"), a firearm by
definition a "machine gun" or "full-automatic" rifle, and bastardized
the term into "Assault Weapon." Then, using the "Big Lie" technique
(itself pioneered by Nazi master propagandist Josef Goebbels) by
substituting the term "Assault Weapon" for "semi-automatic" or "self-
loading" rifles. The latest definitional "bait and switch" buzzword
is to refer to any self-loading firearms, rifle or pistol, as so-
called scary "Semi-Automatic weapons." This latest variation on the
theme serves the same purpose as the original: Create confusion and
reactionary fear in the populace to further a gun confiscation
agenda, plus stigmatize any law-abiding citizen who would choose to
own such a military look alike firearm! The idea is to discredit the
gun owner, force them to appear to be "unreasonable," and thereby
justify "more reasonable controls" on firearms. Remember their
overused talking point? "Why would anyone need an "assault weapon?"
(A lawyer must have thought up that bit of "are you still beating
your wife" rhetoric!) This "Divide and Conquer" tactic worked quite
well, and all gun owners who fell into that trap should be ashamed of
themselves. From the blackpowder shooters up and through the .50 Cal
Geeks, we should never again allow ourselves to be divided this way!
If you remember nothing from this essay, remember this point!)

After all, one can buy a 150mph capable Ferrari, but only "needs" a
VW Bug: Quick! Justify that argument to yourself right now. What
other logical arguments should you have come up with when some
brainwashed anti gun do-gooder got in your face with this type of
propaganda? How will you fare in similar situations in future?

Military look-alikes are "more" Constitutionally protected than
others: They are true "Militia Rifles! This fact points to the actual
reason why these firearms are demonized and "banned!" Did it ever
occur to you, Lawman, why the anti-gun fanatics chose to "ban" these
mythical firearms rather than seek to "control" them by using the
same system already in place for "machine guns?" Think about
it...Hard! Scenarios can range from the simple (Semi-Auto technology
could not stand the objective test to compare them to actual
machineguns, therefore the gun-banners had to consider they might
lose using such a tactic) to the full- on "nightmare" (Gun banning
politicians looking outside their office windows to see thousands of
citizens of all races and creeds gathered together, each thrusting
their AR-15's, AK-47's and FAL rifles overhead, chanting in unison
"Don't tread on me!" "Never Again!" and "fill in the blank!"). [What
scenario(s) do you think explain "banning" vs. "control?"]...

The modern Militia Rifle is no different from the personally supplied
musket, powder and ball of our ancestors: state of the art civilian
versions of military firearms, as the founding fathers intended. The
Swiss have long known this simple concept, and their unorganized
Militia possesses government issued (actual) Assault Rifles and other
small arms in most homes. Their politicians appear to have no problem
trusting the people with arms. Here, in the USA, politicians
intentionally conspire to deprive the people of arms, and have
specifically targeted those arms that have the most utility as
Militia firearms. Can we see the forest for the trees? I'm going to
say it, because is seems nobody else has the "stones" to "tell it
like it is," so prepare again to get your feathers ruffled! Our first
and best President, George Washington, hit the nail on the head when
he called Militia Rifles our "liberty teeth!"

Do you really think the gun-ban fanatics don't know the real
significance of widespread ownership of Militia Rifles? Do you really
think they suddenly decided that these firearms should be "banned"
because a few isolated madmen (criminals) decided to commit "suicide
by Cop," turning the gun on their fellows, with the resultant,
orchestrated, high profile media coverage?

(A tactic used to "justify" gun bans in Canada, Australia, and the
U.K. to name a few...Countries who now have a nearly out of control
"illegal firearms" crime rates? Don't forget that their governments
declared the firearms to be illegal in the first place, yet decry
so-called "illegal firearms use.") George Washington had recent
memory of the events that sparked the Revolutionary War against the
Crown, events that are not taught to our children, glossed over, or
outright lied about in classrooms all over the USA. The simple fact
is that the revolt was sparked by British troops attempting to
confiscate the arms and ammunition of American colonists! Our
ancestors called those that would deprive the people of arms as
tyrants seeking to crush liberty. So I ask you, what are we to call
those who seek to do the same thing here and now? Remember what I
said about those who would deprive you of your right to defend
yourself not being your friends, Lawman? What about your officer
safety and the safety of those you are sworn to protect? (One cannot
"pursue happiness" if one is dead, after all). What do we call those
who today are relentlessly determined to confiscate, declare
"illegal," and "ban" firearms, particularly those most suited to be
Americans "liberty teeth?" Those who are doing the same thing as
those British troops of yore, (by "legal" means): attempting to
confiscate the arms and ammunition of Americans? Say it, Dammit!

The bottom line: Telling it like it is, and Deal with it! The
constant spiteful attacks, slander, demonization and ridicule of
law-abiding gun owners over the years are taking their toll. The
peaceful citizens of the "gun culture" are fast reaching their limit
of how much abuse they are going to take. They are fed up with being
compared to violent criminals, because they know they are not.

They rightly resent, and are fearful of being turned into "instant
felons," merely because a firearm has some innocuous feature they
know has no realistic bearing on its function. These execrable "laws"
are already on the books, and the citizens, terrorized by State
propaganda, know they are in jeopardy, backed into a corner. You know
what happens when you have to deal with the proverbial "cornered
animal?" And realize this: No politician will suffer because of these
"laws", if anything, they will exploit the results of the
"enforcement" of these "laws," and what will that be, Lawman? You or
your fellows being killed by the dozens attempting to serve warrants
on "technical violators" (that guy with a "flashhider," "detachable
magazine" or "bayonet lug" on his legally bought firearm? All because
some cowardly "Supervisor" thought it would be an "easy arrest", as
the "violator" is not a known violent felon? That is the bottom line:
You have been put in the "trick bag," Lawman! They pass the phony
unconstitutional "gun laws," but you, Lawman, are the first to DIE
"enforcing" them!

These citizens are not stupid, they instinctively know these "laws"
are wrong. You know that these laws are wrong also, Lawman, and what
you see on the street every workday proves it over and over again. I
know because I see it every workday myself. Again, I say Criminals
misuse firearms in violent crime, law- abiding citizens do not! I
have never seen or heard of anyone injured or killed by a "folding
stock" or a "30 round magazine." I have seen people injured by the
"human responsible agency" of another person, using "weapons" from
fist to automobile.

By standing against the lie embodied in this unnatural anti-self
defense concept of "gun control," you are making the ultimate
statement to truth, justice, integrity and honor. You are assuring
that the Police in America will not go down the same path as the
Politzei of the Nazi era, passively participating in the oppression
of those citizens disfavored by the current government. (James
Madison: "Americans [having] the right and advantage of being armed-
unlike citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to
trust the people with arms.")

We are Americans our traditions make us unique. We must, as officers
of the law, protect and serve the citizenry, enabling them to "pursue
happiness" as best possible. Your Badge should only reflect the
bright light of liberty and never embrace the dark side of evil: the
poisonous, insidious, despicable, doctrine of gun confiscation. There
is no higher evil than to deprive the citizens of the United States
their right to individual, collective, and national defense against
those who would harm them without mercy. Stand against this horrific
crime. Prevent the consequences, intentional or not. The gun-
confiscators are creating a move from "the ballot box to the
cartridge box." Only your sacred Badge and all it stands for will
prevent it, and this you have sworn to do Lawman!

Well, you Sons of Bitches really know how I feel now!