Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Law Of Unintended Consequences And Gun Control

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have done much to change the landscape of gun owning America and gun owner's attitudes in America. Bill Clinton's "assault weapons" ban in 1994 was a shock to American gun owners...and those who didn't yet own guns then too. Barack Obama's threats to re-institute the ban have had the same results as Bill Clinton's ban. But, when you think about it, both Bill's and Obama's plans have had two unintended consequences.

But, what are two unintended consequences of contemplated gun control to current and would be new gun owners? First: Investing in guns, magazines, and ammunition is only second to owning gold. Gun prices are not coming down or fluctuating up and down. Putting your money in guns and ammo isn't like "investing" in a shrinking stock market or 401(k). However, you have to currently own or have the cash to buy to benefit.

Think about it. Could you even afford to buy today what you bought before today's prices? Would you sell what you have now for what you paid for it in 1993, or even September, 2008 before Obama? Not long ago, would you have even considered the shortages that gun, magazine and ammo buyers face today?

These big gun sales are frightening anti gun groups. One high official in the Brady organization recently said that he wondered what sacrifices to the family were made because of family gun purchases made during the "insane" increases in gun sales. The Bradys all need get a grip on reality, get real jobs, and stop their bottom feeding frenzy. The purchases are part of both financial and personal protection for the family. They are better than money in the bank. Could it be that the Bradys are part of the actual creation of this Brady described "insanity?" Originally, the Bradys "worried" about guns. Now they want to be family financial and mental health counselors. They believe gun owners are insane. The Bradys actually say it for the first time now.

Second: People who wouldn't have even thought about normally buying an AK or AR or SKS or any other battle rifle ever in their lifetime have done so because they realize this may be their last chance. Its also because they are being told they shouldn't, and possibly, soon can't. But we Americans are a stubborn, resilient, and sometimes defiant group, aren't we? Its now or never. Gun sales are up 50% over last year. Probably an even bigger increase took place in ammunition sales and magazine sales, if availability, or lack of it is any indicator.

These recently purchased guns, magazines, and ammo boxes would still be sitting on store shelves and not in the hands of the American people now if it weren't for motivation from the likes of Barack, Bill, Diane, Nancy, Chuck Schumer, the Bradys, and Eric Holder. These things aren't being bought on a whim. People didn't buy these things just to redistribute them to Barack Obama, the Attorney General, or anyone else either.

You've heard it before, but its worth saying again. The overall total crime rate dropped just 1% when the Clinton ban was in place. Crimes committed with "assault weapons" were a tiny percentage of the total crime committed.

Gun bans don't work in any manner, shape, or form anywhere, whether they are for a type or class of gun or a class of people. Just remember the recent killings of 4 Oakland cops by a parole absconder in California where the parolee was also already forbidden by law to own a gun. What was another law for him or other criminals to disobey? And, the type of gun doesn't matter when one class of gun is banned. The killer in the Carolina nursing home shootings had a double barrel shotgun according to a recorded 911 caller. "There's a man with a double barrel shotgun in here shooting." You have to want to break the law to be a criminal. It takes some effort.

Actual or prospective gun bans are effective, but not in the ways intended. They are only effective in increasing the sales of guns, ammo, magazines, and accessories that they generate, and motivating people to buy and stockpile. They are now effective too in mobilizing gun owners to protect their Second Amendment Freedom.

Monday, March 30, 2009

To Barack Obama-"Yes We Can"... And Will ...Keep Our Firearms

A wise old Uncle told me when I was a kid that gun rights were in danger. But being proverbially young and stupid, I ignored him until the Clinton Administration.
We all know that the Brady's goal is absolutely no guns in America. Period. That is, except for the criminals. Although this may be attempted by law, we all know that gun carrying criminals will never give up the tools of their trade. getting caught with a gun is just a cost of doing business with them. In reality, a thug's carrying a gun just enhances their street reputation. It is amusing though when they are many times inept enough to shoot themselves with their own gun.

Encouragingly, the national landscape has changed since the last national gun ban. 48 states now allow some form of concealed carry. Most of this has happened since the Clinton era. Gun carry permit applications, and Firearms and ammunition sales are off the charts since Obama's election. Gun owners are looking at tough times ahead. They must be equally tough to meet the challenges. The crisis escalating and is coming like a runaway freight train, and it's approach is coming fast.

Like many Americans, seeing the hatred of guns by liberals and their actions, I had been complaining to my family, supporting gun rights groups, and writing emails to Senators and Congressmen about opposition to the coming gun grab. So, rather than just email and complaining to family and friends, I decided to publicly write about various thoughts and opinions, that I believe many share. And to encourage others not to just wait for things to happen to their gun rights, but to make things happen for them, and become active in supporting our firearms rights. Its all about mobilization now, while we can mobilize, and mobilize before its too late.

Its not hard to find something to write about. Just watching what is going on in statehouses and in Washington gives plenty of things to get writing mad about. Obama gives plenty to write about every day he's in office. If nothing else, for me, writing is therapeutic. Its a fact that the government wants to take our guns, redistribute our money, and take our individual and state sovereignty through bigger and more intrusive government. We are all getting fed up with it.

Several days ago ago, I posted a blog titled, "Gun Rights Groups Are All That Stand Between You And Obama's Gun Crusher." I was lambasted by several people about my support for the imperfect NRA. I said then, and repeat now that they have made serious mistakes in the past. If you don't like what the NRA is doing and are a member, then don't just sit there. Let them know. Let them know in mass. Change the organization. However, we can't defend our Second Amendment rights without being organized.

If we can't prevent a government gun seizure by our supporting the organized groups like the NRA and other gun rights organizations in huge numbers through our contributions, time, and pro-activity, then any other later action is just going to be too late.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Its All In How You Say It

Barack Obama is doing his best to further politically correct speech so we can all get along better. Its not nice to offend anyone by the way we Americans say something. Here are some examples of politically correct speech terms used by the Obama Administration,
and a few more suggestions.

1. No to "Enemy Combatants." Yes to "Detainees."
2. No to "War On Terror." Yes to "Overseas Contingency Operation."
3. No to "Socialism." Yes to "Wealth Redistribution Program"
4. No to "Budget Deficits." Yes to "Investments In Our Future."
5. No to "Higher Taxes." Yes to "The Patriotic Thing To Do."
6. No to "Global Warming." Yes To "Global Climate Change."
7. No to "Terrorism." Yes to "Man Caused Disaster."

Lets add a few to help the the President.
8. No to "Gun Control." Yes To "Gun Redistribution."
(Which could lead to rapid Ammo Redistribution.)
9. No to "A secure Border." Yes to " An Opportunity Corridor."
10. No to "Axis of Evil." Yes to " Our Overseas Friends."
11. No to "Self Sufficiency." Yes to "Nanny State."

These changes will make us all feel better about ourselves and are sure to boost everyone's self esteem. These changes are designed to make us know that everything is well with the Obama Administration. Everyone knows, of course, that government programs aren't socialistic if we call them something else.

Of course, simply by not not using the terms "War on Terror, Enemy Combatants, and Terrorism," the President is assuring us that since he is President, we have nothing further to fear from anyone who used to hate us and want to kill us because we are what we are.

If the country is attacked during Barack Obama's watch, these words will come back to haunt him as surely as George H.W. Bushs' "Read my Lips" did.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mexico Must Stop Its Own Gun Problems

There's no denying that guns and drug money are going into Mexico through border city crossings. There is absolutely no infrastructure or enforcement as to Mexico stopping what goes into their country from the United States side going south. Or for that matter, from their southern border, where machine guns and RPGs come into the country, and not the United States.

There are no Mexican police checking any vehicles going into Mexico whatsoever anywhere. That still was the case on the Mexican side at the crossing between San Diego and San Ysidro into Mexico this week. No checks of anything going into Mexico at all. No checks for drug money, guns, kidnapping victims...you name it.

300 Pounds of high explosives were stolen from a private company in Mexico this week. It looks like roadside bombings are in Mexico's future too. Will American gun owners be the fall guys to be blamed for this too?

And, the Bradys Eric Holder, and Barack Obama believe that this is our problem. The Brady's much beloved new "assault weapons" ban that they want will not stop Mexico from getting guns and drug money. We are not the only source for guns. There is a free flow from their southern border too. Mexico must stop this. It is their internal problem, and not ours.

Currently, spot checks have been instituted by US Border agents on our side of the border at ports of entry going into Mexico. Just a few spot checks have intercepted and seized literally millions of drug dollars which will be forfeited to the US Treasury. If nothing else, seizing drug money going into Mexico is a creative way to help the balance of trade deficit.

The checks must be spot checks only and just last 15 minutes or so. This is because people who work for cartels watch the border crossings from places like nearby overpasses for anything unusual. When spot checks start, they can be seen immediately making cell phone calls to their Mexico bound smuggler buddies warning them not to stay on the highway.

Several thousand Mexican Soldiers have been sent to Tijuana this week. Murders, currently at 10 a day have nearly stopped since their arrival. Any Mexican law enforcement, which includes Mexican soldiers there, should search every vehicle entering their country. Contrary to what Obama and the Bradys say, the flow of guns and drug money going into Mexico is Mexico's problem to stop, and not ours.

If the Mexicans won't help themselves by searching vehicles going into Mexico for guns and cash for the cartels, then they will continue to get what the are asking for by ignoring their own security. If they can't even make a serious attempt to stop the guns and drug money as a first step against the cartels and their home grown gun violence, we gun owning Americans will continually have to deflect the pointed finger of blame pointed at us.

Unfortunately, many gun owners actually believe that a gun ban won't affect their shotguns and deer rifles. Show them the pages long list of Carolyn McCarthy's gun ban bill that she introduced two years ago, and still can be revived. Their innocuous shotgun or deer rifle is probably on the McCarthy hit list, along with other innocuous guns such as tubular magazine fed 22 rifles.

Obama said in his last press conference that "something" had to be done to stop drug money and guns from going into Mexico. The question now is, "What is that something?"

Obama Fires His Current Teleprompters

It was apparent that Barack Obama had a new teleprompter at last night's press conference. His head was not bobbing back and forth from left to right. His looking straight ahead in a deer in the headlights fixed glazed eyed stare into space as he read the speech was a giveaway. This was early evidence that he fired his trusty teleprompters who stood faithfully by his side and worked so well for him from the beginning of the campaign until now. His unblinking stare would have gotten any other citizen who did this while driving his car a police test for impaired driving. This firing of his two trusted aides should be an ominous warning for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.

Barack's new teleprompter did let him down just like a failed would be Commerce Secretary appointee when it caused him to stumble during the speech reading. After the word flub, the TV audience could see several reporters look over their right shoulders to see the offending teleprompter standing quietly in the center of the room behind their backs.

The spiffy new teleprompter looked like a 52 inch wide screen model that was probably a Taiwanese, Mexican or Malaysian national. The new teleprompter was hired soon enough before e-verify can be implemented to escape close immigration scrutiny. Thus, Obama avoided illegal foreign employee problems faced by Zoe Baird.

The jig was up at the end of the speech when Fox news panned to the back of the room after Obama left and all remaining viewers could see the big new teleprompter with words still on it. Barack Obama was probably pleased with the success of the new teleprompter. It makes one wonder if his regular staff members were behind the scenes busily surreptitiously entering answers to reporter's questions for Obama to read.

The newly hired teleprompter was far enough away that it looked like Obama squinted his eyes to see it at least once. Maybe Great Britain's Gordon Brown will bring Obama a set of Opera glasses to use when reading from the teleprompter. It would be a good British state gift for Obama when he returns for another visit in return for the wrong formatted DVDs Obama gave him.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The "Good" Reasons And The Real Reasons For Gun Control

So, we've got the most anti gun administration in the nation's history. From Obama, to Eric Holder, to just about every cabinet member. The only thing that seems to stop them is the "Al Gore" effect from the 2000 election loss. We must be determined that public backlash from gun owners lasts.

We have groups like the Bradys, Violence Policy Center, Freedom States Alliance (what an odd name for an anti freedom group)and others who are created all the time to push their agenda and to make money on the fear of guns that they promote and feed on.
They feed on the tragedy created by insane people who murder, and its apparent, look forward to the next gun massacre to further their interests.
But, they continue to stumble in their effort to disarm the country.

There are companies with financial interests in the anti gun movement, such as the financial interest that Todd Lizotte, who developed microstamping technology, has in seeing his invention implemented nation wide. Fortunately, the many states that have introduced microstamping bills have not succeeded in getting them into law. This is in most part because microstamping has too many technical flaws. Aside from technical flaws, the primary flaw is that the technology focuses on the gun and not the person who commits a crime with it.

There have been significant losses to gun rights. There's the AWB in California and New Jersey. There's the limit to high capacity magazines that make possession of ones that hold more than ten rounds criminal. Hollow point bullets are regulated in some places. There's New York City and Chicago. There are holdout states that will not grant handgun licenses. But, the dire predictions of groups like Brady, and the predictions of many law enforcement officers who were against citizen carry of guns and predicted shootouts at every traffic accident haven't come true. Anti gun groups in Illinois and Wisconsin still promote these lies.

There have been gains too. There's Heller. There was the failure of the the Clinton AWB.There are law enforcement agency heads who made dire predictions about concealed permit holders who now support concealed carry. The Illinois Sheriff's Association supports concealed permits there. Also, 48 states now allow concealed carry. Who would have thought this possible 15 years ago? There are some politicians, such as Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, who made her own negative predictions about concealed carry, and has changed her mind about concealed carry. Even 65 Congressional Democrats have signed on in opposing another Assault Weapons Ban.

AWBs and other gun bans simply don't work, as seen from the police officer killings in California, home of a statwide AWB. The AWB in New Jersey has been a failure too.
People there didn't turn theirs in.

The anti gun movement is based on lies and statistics that are twisted to their purposes. Such lies as calling gang bangers shooting and killing each other "child deaths" from guns. Such lies as Illinois anti gun groups use when they say that crime increases when gun permits are lawful.

Abraham Lincoln was quoted as saying (maybe so-maybe not) that people in politics do things for two reasons. They are: 1. A good reason, and 2. the real reason to do something.

The "good reason" that anti gun groups exist is supposedly public safety. The real reason is the money that the anti gun effort generates. God forbid that Sarah Brady and Paul Helmke should have to get real jobs. We all know that its not control of guns, but control of you and me.

Monday, March 23, 2009

After Police Killings, Let's Make Parolee's Possessing Firearms And Murder More Illegal

The city of Oakland will be looking for new laws that will stop the primal urge to kill after the murders of four policemen. None have worked so far. It appears that more regulation, more laws against possessing guns, and more laws against killing will keep murderers from killing.

A former San Francisco police chief believes that these California police killings are a good reason why "assault weapons" should be banned.

He probably didn't notice that "assault weapons" are already banned in California. They have been since 2000. You can't even inherit one.

Law enforcement officials also say they believe this is an example of why parolees should not be allowed to have guns.

They probably temporarily forgot that parolees in every state, including California are prohibited by laws from owning or possessing guns as a condition of parole.

The parolee, Lovelle Mixon, was on parole on an assault with a deadly weapon charge. Mixon, who also had a current arrest warrant, killed three motorcycle policemen with a handgun, and killed a SWAT officer with an "assault rifle" at an apartment.

These laws didn't matter to this killer because he was already on the run for parole violation, and would have gone back to prison if apprehended. He believed that he had nothing to lose.

Since the laws against killing, against parolees having guns, and the "assault weapon" ban that are already in place in California don't work, California, Oakland, and the Bradys will want new laws to make these crimes even more illegal. This makes perfect sense to the socialist mindset. Good luck.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Gun Rights Groups Are All That Stand Between You and Obama's Gun Crusher

I have been an NRA member for many years. I have also contributed to the Second Amendment Foundation. All of us NRA mambers have noticed a change in marketing for fund raising at the NRA. They need money. All gun rights groups need money. Gun rights groups are effective. Just ask Al Gore.

Today, I received an email headlined "NRA & Lifelock - It's time to protect yourself!" It was a pitch for Identity theft security. NRA has gotten creative in its fund raising efforts. I'm sure that the NRA gets a small amount of cash for every sign up Lifelock gets through their NRA web site. So be it.

I am sure that most gun owners have received numerous mailings for NRA endorsed life insurance, accident insurance, and yes, even wine. I can understand why this fund raising effort is needed. We are fighting a well funded and politically connected anti-gun juggernaut.

The Second Amendment Foundation, the NRA, GOA, and others on the national, state, and local levels are fighting for our gun rights. These are your rights and my rights. The NRA and the others may not be perfect in all their efforts. Nothing in life is perfect. They certainly have their detractors. But, gun rights groups are generally very effective in protecting the 2nd amendment. They lobby our representatives on our behalf. These groups file lawsuits to keep us free. And, the lawsuits work. Am I right, San Francisco? Correct, Oklahoma workers who can now carry to the jobsite? Even the threat of lawsuit works. Right, Morton Grove?

Even Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty is willing to bite the bullet, metaphorically speaking, to accept losing his abusive local control over firearms in order to get DC a Congressional voting representative. He wants to keep his loss temporary, though.

Fenty told Washington newspapers recently that DC will probably have to fight the NRA every year over the gun issue. He also believes that if DC loses this chance for a voting Representative, the chance to get it again won't come around again for many years. He realizes the strength of a united fight against him and other anti gun fanatics. His fight is not over, because his anti gun agenda is still a top priority for him. Right now, a pro gun rights trade off may be in his plans for DC. We can't retreat from a possible win in DC.

The issue in this article is not about a voting representative for DC. That's a separate issue entirely, and it will be handled in its own appropriate way. Its about the 2nd Amendment.

Become a Second Amendment Foundation supporter, and NRA or GOA member. Stand united both vocally and financially with them against those who will strip you of your firearms rights. If we don't, who will?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Which Part Of The Constitution Will Obama's Administration Trample Next?

While riding his express train to socialism, Barack Obama's government is rushing headlong to trounce the Constitution, Amendment by Amendment, and Article by Article at a time, and make us more Europeanly French. Here's his hit list in just his first two months so far.

First Amendment: Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech. It's just not nice to criticize the chosen one. He doesn't like to be called a socialist, he doesn't like his plans to be panned, and he has told the press just that. Senator Debbie Stabinaw, from Michigan, has said that now is the time for "accountability" in talk radio, which is censorship in plain English. In an attempt to kill the messenger of bad news, she and other Obamaphiles are pushing for the return of the "Fairness Doctrine" to silence conservative talk show hosts. So much for the First Amendment.

Second Amendment: ...the right of the people to keep and bear arms , shall not be infringed. Hello HB 45, Assault Weapons Ban, other dangerous plans to make gun ownership difficult, expensive, or impossible. Goodbye second Amendment.

Fourth Amendment-The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and efects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.
Obama's Justice department believes that the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures is not applicable to cell-site information mobile phone carriers keep in their customer's records. Goodbye privacy in private phone calls.

Tenth Amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people. Obama's "stimulus" plans will force individual states into unacceptable long term spending to keep them running when the fed's money runs out. Some governors believe that Obama's brand of hope means an expansion of federal government that is intolerable. Over 20 states have either proposed or passed resolutions affirming their sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment. Some are refusing government money. Socialism can't be implemented where there is independent thought. Goodbye 10th Amendment.

U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 10:
No state shall pass... any law...impairing the Obligation of contracts. Note that the word "Obligation" is emphasized by capitalization.
The simplest definition of a contract is that its an agreement where each contracting person promises another person that he will be bound to do something for the other in return for something. Contracts create certainty in business. people are free to put whatever they want in contracts as long as the terms are legal.

The Contract Clause prohibits States from passing laws that impair contracts. This clause is to make sure that the law is applied in a way that gives us certainty in business obligations that are mutually agreed to. Contract obligations are impaired when they are made invalid, or released, or extinguished. The Federal Government is trying to impair contracts exactly like the states are prohibited from doing.

This is a painful one. Like it or not, there is a legally binding contract between AIG and its executives to pay them bonuses. AIG made lots of mistakes leading them to today. One of those mistakes was not to base the bonuses on performance. This provision was not illegal when it was made. The contracts are legally binding and the government has known about their existence for months. But, like a child who has broken something and wants to put off telling mom as long as possible, the Feds didn't say anything about this till now. AIG bonuses are an abomination, but we are stuck with them under our system of contracts.

Some legal experts believe that Congress' passing a 90% tax on these bonuses are illegal as being a Bill of Attainder, prohibited in Article I, Section 9, and/or a violation of ex post facto laws. But, mere legalities don't deter those under Obama's dictate.

The entire system of capitalism is based on the right to contract. Take away the right to contract, and capitalism is dead. But isn't this exactly what the Obama administration wants to do in driving us to socialism? Obama is feeding on an entire class of people to hate...big corporations and those who make too much money.

Senator Chris Dodd put a provision in the pork bill that specifically diluted the executive pay provision of companies receiving bailouts at the urging of the Treasury Department. That would have prevented AIG bonuses. It appears that no one in Obama's government knows what anyone else is doing in the unorganized rush to a socialist state. Goodbye to the right to contract.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Barack Obama's Teleprompter Malfunctions-Obama Thanks Himself For Having A Party

At a St. Patrick's day party at the White House on 03/17/09, Irish Prime minister Cowen was just a few lines into his speech when he stopped reading from the teleprompter and told Obama that he was reading the same speech that Obama had just read.

Obama took to the stage again to try to save the day, and when he reached the stage, the teleprompter switched to the correct speech for the prime minister. Barack Obama started reading the Irish Prime Minister's speech, and thanked himself for giving the St. Patrick's Day party at the White House, when he realized the mistake.

Perhaps it was the green beer that made the Irishman for the day, Barack O'bama, unconscious to what he was reading.

Obama is not a great speaker, as his flunkies would have those who are gullible in America to believe. He is just a talking head like those who give the 6 o'clock news.
If its not preprogrammed onto his teleprompters, he is at a loss for words.

Incredibly, Obama is so smooth at reading from a teleprompter and that he doesn't even know or comprehend what he is reading to the world. Hopefully, some prankster won't let Obama read from the teleprompter that the 101st Airborne landed just south of the Moscow city limits for maneuvers. Obviously, what's next is an embarrassing open mike moment, where Obama spontaneously says what he is really thinking.

The video was not released by the MSM to keep the embarrassment confined to the ballroom.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Where's The Bailout For The Rest Of Us? Let's Bailout Firearms Owners Who Have Endured Shortages And High Prices

The federal government has known for at least a year that 155 million dollars would need to be paid out to AIG executives in March of this year. Yet, government officials, including Barack Obama, have reacted with mock surprise and contrived indignation. Obama and his government cronies said that they would do everything possible to prevent the payment. However, in a classic Obama example of trying to un-ring the bell, the only way he can act was after the payments were already made.

Why don't we each tell the IRS, run by the tax evader and deer in the headlights in chief Tim Geithner that we will each happily pay them $1,500.00 if they will just pay us each $300,000.00 in return. This is a formula that even the most lightweight socialist would delight in. We could make the wealthy pay for it. What an economic stimulus that would be.

He has said that he would hold up an additional 30 billion dollars slated to go to AIG until the 155 million dollars was repaid to taxpayers.

155 million for 30 billion costs AIG 1/2 of one percent outlay, for a gain of 29 billion 845 million dollars. That's not a bad day's work, is it? Its a good trade off for a democrat party led government, a party that where the greater the failure, the higher the reward in the party for the person who failed.

Obama is going to bail out those who have bought houses they couldn't afford in the first place and have failed mortgages. Where's the bailout for the rest of us who pay our mortgages and our bills?

Obama just doesn't understand business or economics, and his vapid threat proves the fact once again. Can you think of a any business or business person who would turn down a deal like that. paying 155 million for 30 billion dollars in return is an offer even the godfather couldn't refuse. Its the protection racket in reverse.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Obama's Broken Promises- And a Few He Shouldn't Have Kept

Barack Obama: "We're here to infuse the old Washington politics with a new sense of mission - to unite people around a common purpose. To rally Americans around a common destiny. We aren't just here to win an election. We are here to transform a nation."

Transformation, indeed. He is transforming himself and the nation too. No President has acted faster to do a complete reversal on campaign promises and positions during the campaign and act detrimentally to the country and the American people than Barack Hussein Obama has in the first two months of his presidency. Those who said that he was willing to say or do anything to win were quickly proven correct.

His popularity polls have been steadily falling on the correct impression that America is instinctively feeling of his incompetence, lack of direction, and move toward directly to creating a socialist state. Here are the Broken promises, and some we wish he wouldn't have kept.

He has reneged on his claim that he did not want to take American firearms. He has rushed to sign bills after promising not to. He now wants to tax health care benefits. He now likes earmark pork. He has dropped charges against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, mastermind of the bombing of the USS Cole. He is closing Guantanamo. He is ending coercive interrogation techniques that work. He has shown himself to be soft on terrorism.

1. Obama, Sept. 9, 2008: I don't want any misunderstanding when you all go home, and you're talking to your buddies, and they say, "Aw, he wants to take my gun away." You've heard it here; I'm on television, so everybody knows it. I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won't take your handgun away. ... There are some common-sense gun safety laws that I believe in. But I am not going to take your guns away. So if you want to find an excuse not to vote for me, don't use that one. ... It just ain't true.

Reality- On 02/25/09 Obama Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters, "As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons."

2. From Obama/Biden "Sunlight Before Signing":
"Too often bills are rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them. As president,Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days"

Reality- The Obama stimulus bill was signed almost immediately day after being placed on his desk, giving no time for the public or legislators to read. he has done this with almost every bill sent to him.

3. From Obama/Biden "Sunlight Before Signing":
(http://www.barackobama.com/issues/ethics/#earmarks)Shine Light on Earmarks and Pork Barrel Spending:
"Obama's Transparency and Integrity in Earmarks Act will shed light on all earmarks by disclosing the name of the legislator who asked for each earmark, along with a written justification, 72 hours before they can be approved by the full Senate."

Reality- 9,000 earmarks in his first "Stimulus" bill.

4. Barack Obama on Terrorism.

"After 9/11, our calling was to devise new strategies and build new alliances, to secure our homeland and safeguard our values, and to serve a just cause abroad," Barack said. "Just because the President misrepresents our enemies does not mean we do not have them. When I am President, we will wage the war that has to be won."

Reality- Dick Cheney, said "yes," when asked by CNN if the USA was less safe after Barack Obama's decisions to reverse George W. Bush's anti terrorism policies
He believed that the dismantled programs were necessary to be able to get intelligence that has headed off further attacks on the USA. He believes that Obama is making current choices that increases the chance of new attacks on the USA.

5. Obama is closing the Guantanamo terrorist detention center.

Reality- Where are the terrorists going to be sent, Chicago's inner city? Barney Frank's house? Bobby Rush's crib? Montana?
Many of those who have already been released have been found to have returned to the current battlefield fighting American soldiers.
Such is the case of Guantanamo releasee, Said Ali al-Shihri, who is now second in command of al-Qaida' in Yemen. He was Guantanamo prisoner number 372.
The consequences of Obama's capricious plan to close Guantanamo are frightening. More of this is on the table.

6. "Anybody detained by the Untied States, for now, is going to be ... any interrogations taking place are going to have to abide by the Army Field Manua.

FM 2-22.3 (FM 34-52) - Human Intelligence Collector Operations
"M-16. Any inhumane treatment—including abusive practices, torture, or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment as defined in US law, including the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005—is prohibited and all instances of such treatment will be reported immediately in accordance with paragraph 5-69 thru 5-72. Beyond being impermissible, these unlawful and unauthorized forms of treatment are unproductive because they may yield unreliable results, damage subsequent collection efforts, and result in extremely negative consequences at national and international levels. Review by the servicing SJA is required prior to using separation. Each interrogation plan must include specific safeguards to be followed: limits on duration, interval between applications, and termination criteria. Medical personnel will be available to respond in the event a medical emergency occurs."

Reality- Obama is ending "Waterboarding" which has proved effective in preventing other attacks such as the planned airborne attack from Heathrow Airport by terrorists. He has ordered that the field manual on interrogation be followed. This manual can be easily gamed by those being questioned.

7. Barack Obama will not refer to terrorist killers and those who support them directly as "Enemy Combatants."

Reality- A murdering thug is still a murdering thug no matter what he is called by Obama. But referring to them simply as "detainees" will up the french opinion of us.

8. Barack Obama on Friday, October 3rd, 2008 in in a television ad "John McCain's health care plan "leaves you on your own to pay McCain’s health insurance tax."

Reality- Obama is now open to taxing your health care benefits, contrary to his campaign sloganing. It will raise over 200 billion. He will leave the dirty work to Congress to give him political cover.

9. He dropped charges against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, held at Gitmo, and the mastermind of the USS Cole bombing in Yemen. How does this make us safer against terrorism?

10. Obama blasted John McCain when he said, "The fundamentals of our economy are strong." Our economy is now worse than before the inauguration. Yet, Barack Hussein Obama and Joe Biden both now say, "The fundamentals of our economy are strong." Huh?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Efficiency Of German Gun Control- Can Brady Get It Here?

Some of the strictest gun control laws are in Germany There is a move to further attempt to crack down on private gun ownership there. This could be hard to do because of the long hunting tradition in the more conservative southern part of the country. Other countries are tightening laws to prevent people from killing each other, but there aren't enough yet to stop the insane primal urge to kill.

Strict gun laws began after WWII, when the police couldn't even carry guns. There are a few ways today to get a permit to own guns in Germany. Just see how easy gun ownership is.

a. Get a carry license. You just have to prove that you are in more danger than other average Germans and that a gun is needed for self defense. 20,000 carry permits exist in all of Germany. Security services have most of these Waffenschein grey cards.

b. You might try to become a collector and get a Sammlerkarte red card. There are hard to get collector permits for guns that are of cultural history subject value. You might apply for one that's for collecting examples of handguns of the police forces of the country. Another category is collecting German Service Rifles. Good luck on getting a permit for a semiautomatic AR15 or AK47, or any other evil looking black rifle.

c. You may want to try hunting. This takes about a year and costs several thousand Euros.

d. There's sport shooting too. This is the easiest way.
You have to prove that you have a clean background. Foreigners are eligible too.
You must show theoretical and practical knowledge about guns and gun laws. There's also a test.
You must have been successfully and regularly practicing in the prior twelve months by the rules of an approved shooting sports association and shoot twice a month before applying for a license.
There's a yellow card sports shooters license for black powder revolvers, rifles that aren't semi automatic, single shot shotguns, over and unders, and single shot pistols.
There's a green card for all other firearms, including semiautomatic pistols, semiautomatic rifles and shotguns, and pump action guns.
You have to prove a need for the gun. If you want a license for anything on the green card, you must prove a need for every gun covered by it.

And, of course all guns must be kept unloaded in a locked locker that is permanently attached to a wall to prevent removal. Ammunition is stored separately the same way.
But that didn't stop German mass murderer Tim Kretschmer from getting one of his father's guns and going berserk this week.

Sure, there are always ways to get around gun laws. There are up to 20,000 unregistered guns already in Germany now. Germans can go into neighboring Poland and pick from a veritable smorgasbord of post Soviet Union fully automatic rifles. Someone is always willing to make a buck on an underground Kalashnikov or something more potent there.

Here in the USA, there is a criminal black market for stolen guns that can't be stopped by any laws. For example, possession of a stolen firearm in Michigan is punishable by 10 years in prison. But, the only way a person goes to prison in that state is to be a repeat offender with a very, very long record. Otherwise, unless its a judge who is tough on gun crime, and there are some, who might send the person to prison or county jail, arguments are successfully made by defense lawyers everyday for probation. Repeat gun law violators may call their being caught with a stolen gun, "catching a case," and deal with any penalties simply as a cost of doing their criminal business.

Unfortunately, with every tightening of gun laws, there is a corresponding opposite of loosening of criminals not obeying them. What's another law to a lawbreaker who doesn't care if a law is broken? Groups like the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, The Freedom States Alliance, The Legal Community Against Violence, and The Violence Policy Center continue so far to advocate disarming the entire public, and leaving us vulnerable to armed thugs, who will not disarm as a result of any law they advocate passing. These armed thugs will continue to threaten, intimidate, rape, rob, and kill. Let's continue to make their's and the anti gun groups efforts futile.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Where's Barack's Hula Skirt & Ukulele?

Democrats happily proclaimed on Obama's election that they now had a President who was on a speaking par with Ronald Reagan. That's not true.

Obama's Bobble Head Syndrome and Teleprompters.
With his head bouncing left and right repetitively toward the left and right teleprompters every 3 to 7 seconds, he looks like a 99 cent plastic dashboard bobble head figure made in China. Watch any of his speeches and it looks like he's a spectator at a tennis match.
Left and right, left and right, left and right.....All he needs to complete this bobble head mental image is a hula skirt and a ukulele. However, as a positive for him, this could enhance his claim that he really is a native born Hawaiian as an unintended consequence of his bizarre speaking style. Just close your eyes and you can see this.

This simple act of looking forward into the audience and into the cameras, which are always directly in front of him, would make it appear that he is actually connected to his viewing audience, and at least give an appearance and illusion of knowing what he is talking about. Not to suggest that I am saying that about him at all. Can we stand 4 more years of his speaking style, not to mention his policies?

The first thing that even a good middle school speaker learns is to look audience members in the eye during a public speech. That includes the audience members in front of the speaker too.

The deficits in Barack Obama's speaking style would hardly earn him a "D" even in a high school speech class. You can't get even a "C" in a speech by taking a one syllable word and stretching it into a 4 or 5 second one syllable word space holder.

Other points off: The deadly "and" pronounced as "Annnnnnnnnnnnnndd" in his speeches. He uses this in the middle of sentences and between sentences to allow him stall for time to think of something "brilliant" to say.

Points off: The also dreaded "then". This is pronounced "Thhhheeeeeennnnnnnnn" by Obama.

Both of these words have speech "Other points off" because of his amateurish use of them as crutches to cover the fact that his mind has gone blank in mid thought and mid sentence. He simply uses these crutches to buy time for him to come up with another pre-programmed thought that he is struggling to find deep in the dank and dark recesses of his mind.

Let alone showing ineptitude in not being able to select appropriate gifts to give to the British Prime Minister from the people of the USA, to say that Obama cannot put words together and speak extemporaneously without a teleprompter is an understatement. It is actually a national embarrassment.
His poorly done off the cuff remarks st press conferences and his pingpong speech delivery style makes George Bush look like a college debating champion.

Ten Other Obama Alternate Gift Choices for Britain's Gordon Brown

1. A sweetheart deal on a house in Chicago through Tony Rezko.

2. A DVD copy of a sermon by Reverend Wright.

3. Voter registrations from ACORN.

4. TARP money.

5. A Teleprompter.

6. A college lecture on bomb making and bank robbery by William Ayers.

7. His Columbia Transcripts.

8. America's Guns.

9. His Original Birth Certificate.

10. Helen Thomas.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Ten Reasons Why We Should Support Barack Obama

1. He wants closer relations with Cuba. Why not? We all need a nice, new place to vacation. Cuban rum and cigars...yes. Classic cars are cool too. Maybe we can see where Fidel is mummified like Lenin.

2. He wants to redistribute wealth. More jobs will be created at printing firms that print "Honk if I'm paying your mortgage" bumper stickers.

3. He wants closer relations with Iran. What's wrong with a few nukes tossed at Israel? Its too crowded anyway. We're helping with our goal of spreading our wealth around by giving $900 million to Hezbollah in Gaza to rebuild. Look at all the money Iran will save by our generous donation.

4. He wants nationalized health care. We can join our European socialist allies in their long waits for health care. After all, people with jobs lost have nothing else to do but wait in their spare time. Why should our own physicians be burdened in choosing what medications and treatments we receive when a person with a history degree or drama degree and newly hired by the government can do it for them? After all, this program will create a lot of government jobs and help Obama's goal of lower unemployment. Currently, those on Medicare create a drain on the government. Eskimos used to put their elderly outside in the winter to hasten their departure. Under Obama's plan, the government will do this for us.

5. He wants closer relations with North Korea. Astronomers and scientists everywhere are in favor of this. Currently, for a good telescope view of the universe, we must depend on telescopes in space, like the Hubble. Why go to all that expense. We can use this diplomatic breakthrough by simply putting big telescopes in the worker's paradise of North Korea. Since there is no industry in North Korea, there's no smog to blur our celestial view. There are only three light bulbs that light up all of North Korea at night, so there will be no ambient light to interfere either.

6. Obama's bill, called the Global Poverty Act, can be revived. Obama as a Senator said is the type of legislation, "We can – and must – make … a priority," Its designed to force American Presidents to cut world poverty by 50% by 2015. Of course, Obama wouldn't have to be forced, since its his idea. Its only another $850 billion more of our dollars. What's another almost trillion here or there?

7. Gun Control. Surely, all criminals will gleefully give up their guns under Obama.

8. Who needs a 401k anyway? Just buy a boat instead and christen it "401 Kay." Its lots more fun.

9. Undocumented Aliens will get a boost from the stimulus package. They could get as many as 300,000 new jobs under Obama. The computerized e-verify immigration status check program provision to see if they have valid Social Security numbers has been killed by Congress. This will save electricity and help end global warming. We need those people to build our buildings, and we pay them less. They don't speak English, and they don't complain. They will be good Obama voters.

10. Obama's economic plan will create more leisure time. Without the stress of having to work, or pay bills, people will have more time to surf government sites to find out how they can monetarily benefit from the Obama stimulus plan.

11. Bonus Reason. He knows how to run our lives, pay our bills, raise and educate our kids, and protect us and our families better than we do.

Please feel free to add to this list.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ten Common Sense Reasons For Gun Control

1. If a student has a concealed permit and a concealed handgun in a classroom where someone intent on killing comes in and starts shooting, someone could get hurt by the student's gun.

2. Shooting firearms contributes to global warming.

3. God forbid that someone could be injured while breaking into your home.

4. Requiring the use of child safety locks for all guns will force gang members to use them when driving around town with guns.

5. The foreheads of all gun owners should be micro stamped for easy identification.

6. If all handguns were fired in one direction at once, the earth's orbit will shift.

7. If too many birds are killed by hunters, all we will have left to eat are clay pigeons.

8. When all private gun ownership is outlawed, everyone, everywhere, will be safe because only the police will have guns.

9. Nerf guns, toy guns, BB guns, deer hunting, and dodge ball lead children into a life of crime.

10. We know how to raise your kids, run your life, pay your bills, and protect you and your family better than you do.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Staten Island Police Seize 80 Guns From a 54year Old Man

A small army of undercover and plainclothes police swooped into the Staten Island, NY home of a 54 year old man this week and confiscated 80 guns.
They also found two 50 cal. ammo cans that they called a significant stash of ammo.
Among the guns that were confiscated were bolt action rifles, including a .22, and a pump shotgun. By midday they had brought out five plastic crates of long guns and ammo. The gun owner was arrested on weapons charges. Police labeled the guns an "arsenal."

This home invasion by police defies Heller, in which the US Supreme Court affirmed the preexisting right to keep firearms in one's home for protection. The court decision didn't limit the amount of guns that one could keep in the home. Under our constitution, there is no limit to the amount of guns a person can own. Yet.

Cities such as New York, Washington DC, and Chicago still defy the law, the court rulings, and stifle firearm ownership rights at every turn.
This small army of police breaking into a private residence searching for guns sends a cold chill, and should be a warning to gun owners everywhere. This, while Bernie Maddoff luxuriates in his new York penthouse, rolling in his stolen billions.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Michigan Introduces Law To Prevent Sanctuary Cities

The state of Michigan has taken a bold step to force state municipalities and law enforcement to respect Federal Law against illegal immigration. Michigan has the good sense not to want to turn its cities into havens for illegal aliens, such as sanctuaries found in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and for all practical purposes, New York City.

Illegal aliens' presence has been an economic drain on the national, state, and local economies. Like other states, California's economy is in chaos. But this is partly due to the tremendous amounts of money poured into illegal's education, health care, and other programs.

Federal law mandates legal immigration only. The basis of immigration law enforcement today is the McCarran-Walter Act (the Immigration and Nationality Act) or (INA) of 1952.

Once the Illegal alien is here, it becomes a state and local problem.

But, much of the problem with illegal aliens once they are here has been caused by cities and city officials who encourage "hands off" treatment of illegal alien. The care and maintenance of illegals, sanctioned by some municipalities and law enforcement has caused a huge financial and law enforcement drain.

Some legislators in Michigan have proposed a law that prohibits establishment of sanctuary cities in Michigan in HOUSE BILL No. 404.
The Bill is called the "Sanctuary Policy Prohibition Act".

It says that the governing body of a local unit of government can't enact or enforce any law, ordinance, policy, or rule that limits or prohibits a peace officer or local official, officer, or an employee from communicating or cooperating with appropriate federal local unit of government regarding a person's legal immigration status if they are suspected of being in the US illegally.

It also defines the powers and duties of certain local officers, officials, and employees. It creates certain reporting requirements, and it enacts penalties for non-compliance with the law.

The law also requires that a peace officer, who has probable cause to believe that an individual under arrest is not legally present in the United States, to report that individual to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office for further investigation.

In simple terms, it forces those who run Michigan's municipalities and law enforcement agencies who would create sanctuary cities to respect and help enforce existing immigration law.

If a municipality refuses to comply with the law, then they would not receive revenue sharing payments from the state.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

USA Firearms Grab-Will The Real Obama Please Stand Up?

"My first priority will be to reinstate the assault weapons ban as soon as I take office. Within 90 days, we will go back after kitchen table dealers, and work to end the gun show and internet sales loopholes. In the first year, I intend to work with Congress on a national no carry law, 1 gun a month purchase limits, and bans on all semi-automatic guns."

--Barack Obama, VPC Fund Raiser, 2007
(The Violence policy Center denies that Obama ever said the above.)

Bill Clinton didn't inhale, but Barack Obama did, and blew smoke when he answered in the following questions when he was running for the Illinois state Senate. A Chicago nonprofit organization, Independent Voters of Illinois, asked these questions of him:
# 35. Do you support state legislation to:
a. ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns? Yes.
b. ban assault weapons? Yes.
c. mandatory waiting periods and background checks? Yes.
Obama’s campaign said, “Sen. Obama didn’t fill out these state Senate questionnaires--a staffer did--and there are several answers that didn’t reflect his views then or now. He may have jotted some notes on the front page of the questionnaire, but some answers didn’t reflect his views.” Really?

Two years later, Barack Obama answered by marking with an X to each statement he agreed with on the Project Vote Smart Illinois State Legislative Election 1998 National Political Awareness Test below. www.votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=9490#826
Vote Smart says he refused to participate in a similar survey in 2008. Read how he answered in 1998.

Gun Issues:

Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues.
X a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.
X b) Increase state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
c) Maintain state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
d) Ease state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
e) Repeal state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens.
f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms.
X g) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks with firearms.
h) Other
There is no problem with child safety locks being provided, but the other answers are ominous.

Barack Obama on guns in Pennsylvania during the campaign: "I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations."

The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 5: “If you’ve got a gun in your house, I’m not taking it,’’ Obama said. Several men in the room seemed to be skeptical of these words. He reiterated, “Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress. “This can’t be the reason not to vote for me. Can everyone hear me in the back? I see a couple of sportsmen back there. I’m not going to take away your guns.’’

Obama, Sept. 9: I don't want any misunderstanding when you all go home, and you're talking to your buddies, and they say, "Aw, he wants to take my gun away." You've heard it here; I'm on television, so everybody knows it. I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won't take your handgun away. ... There are some common-sense gun safety laws that I believe in. But I am not going to take your guns away. So if you want to find an excuse not to vote for me, don't use that one. ... It just ain't true.

From the White House web site under "Urban Policy" posted on January 20th, 2009- Obama's first day as President:
As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.

On 02/25/09 Obama Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters, "As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons."

Nancy Pelosi reacted to Holder's statement by not saying that she was against an Assault weapons ban, She said that she hadn't talked to the administration about it.
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada said he was against reinstatement.

It is time for Obama "To tell the Truth" to the American people.