. . . Obama's reversal on public campaign financing, and the huge amounts of cash he is raising from unidentified or untraceable donors, inevitably will lead to a major scandal, McCain has warned. Obama has raised close to $200 million from donations of $200 or less, the level at which donors names do not have to be reported to the SEC. McCain has released the names of all of his donors, including those who contributed less than $200 . . .
. . . it now appears likely that Obama will raise and spend more money than President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, combined, spent in 2004. And those figures do not account for the massive assistance Obama has received from groups such as ACORN, the AFL-CIO, other unions, abortion-rights, and other organizations. . . .
Friday, October 31, 2008
This Obama supporter thinks that if Obama gets elected she won't have to pay her mortgage any longer nor for the gas her car runs on:
I know someone who says she is voting for Obama because she has no money & she could really use the new yearly $1000 welfare check along with the "free" health care. Due to the fact that under an oppressive high taxation Obama regime she'll probably loose her job, and consumer prises will skyrocket, I hope she can make that $1000.00 welfare check stretch all year long! I also hope she doesn't mind driving south to Mexico for critical health care when she can't wait 18 months for her turn in line under a socialized health care system!
H/T to Glenn Beck.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Fairfax, VA--The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today sent the following email alert to members following reports of deceptive phone calls in support of Barack Obama. The callers falsely claim to be from NRA and attribute Senator John McCain's pro-gun voting record to that of Obama.
Dear NRA Member,
It has come to our attention that with Halloween upon us, the Barack Obama campaign and its allies are up to dirty political tricks.
NRA members in key presidential battleground states have informed us they have received deliberately misleading phone calls from someone professing to represent the NRA, asking voters to support Barack Obama. This is an absolute and intentional lie.
NRA has long been on record as opposing Barack Obama, as Barack Obama has long been on record as opposing the rights of law-abiding gun owners. For example, Barack Obama:
For more information on the TRUTH about Barack Obama's hostility toward the Second Amendment, please visit www.gunbanobama.com.
- Voted to allow the prosecution of citizens who use a firearm for self-defense in the home (Illinois Senate, S.B. 2165. 3/25/04);
- Voted to allow reckless lawsuits designed to put America’s firearms industry out of business (S.397, vote 219, 7/29/05);
- Voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting (United States Senate, S. 397, vote 217, 7/29/05);
- Supported a 500% increase in federal taxes on guns and ammunition (Chicago Defender, 12/13/99);
- Voted to ban hundreds of rifles and shotguns commonly used for hunting, including single-shot, over-under and side-by-side shotguns (Illinois Senate SB 1195, 3/13/03); and,
- Proposed restrictions that would close 90% or more of all gun stores in the U.S. (Chicago Defender, 12/13/99).
If you receive a call to this effect, please know that it is a deliberate attempt by Barack Obama supporters to mislead gun owners. Our opponents know that you can make the difference in this election, and they’ll stop at nothing to try and deceive you!
Thank you for your support, and remember to "Vote Freedom First"! on November 4th.
Chris W. Cox
Executive Director, NRA-ILA
If you're thinking of sitting out this election, your decision could usher in an anti-rights regime in the Arizona State Legislature that is dedicated to turning gun owners into criminals. On Election Day, the Arizona House of Representatives could easily shift to an anti-rights majority if YOU decide it's not worth the effort to vote.
Thanks to a pro-rights majority, AzCDL has been building on a steady stream of successes: http://www.azcdl.org/html/accomplishments.html .
If the State Legislature shifts to an anti-rights majority because of voter apathy, instead of continuing to restore our rights, we will be fighting an onslaught of bills to eliminate gun ownership. The following are just some of the bills that were introduced just last year, and were defeated, but would have a good chance of becoming law with an anti-rights majority:
HB 2833: http://www.azcdl.org/html/2008_bills.html#hb2833. Required ammunition manufacturers to encode an individualized serial number on each bullet base and cartridge case. Possession of non-coded ammunition would be illegal. All ammunition sales would be recorded. A 1/2 cent tax would be added to every round of ammo sold. Manufacturers and vendors would face stiff fines for not-complying. This bill would effectively end ammunition sales and reloading in Arizona.
HB 2430 & HB 2431: http://www.azcdl.org/html/2008_bills.html#hb2430 . These companion bills would make you a criminal and lifetime prohibited possessor, along with being subject to personal liability, if a minor gains access to one of your firearms and causes injury or death. Virtually identical bills were also introduced in the previous two legislative sessions.
HB 2429: http://www.azcdl.org/html/2008_bills.html#hb2429. Established a new 75 foot perimeter around polling places where weapons are prohibited. Current law prohibits weapons inside polling places.
HB 2358: http://www.azcdl.org/html/2008_bills.html#hb2358. Increased the penalty for possession of a firearm on school grounds to a Class 5 Felony.
HB 2786: http://www.azcdl.org/html/2008_bills.html#hb2786. Added "post secondary" institutions (i.e., colleges and universities) to places where weapons are prohibited.
If you are content to see legislation like the bills listed above become law, then sit out the election. However, if you want to continue to fight for your rights here in Arizona, then VOTE on Election Day.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -- Edmund Burke
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Thursday, October 30, 2008
Last night I had the nightmare that shadows all nightmares. I had a nightmare that I woke up one morning & found out that America Hating Mrs. Obama was the first lady, and even worse, BHO was President. After he & the Democrat run Congress made it illegal to manufacture, sale, or possess all semiautomatic firearms as well as handguns of all types, he declared martial law & was going house to house searching for weapons to confiscate for destruction.
Lets all get out to vote this coming Tuesday & make sure my nightmare never becomes a reality.
NRA's Chris Cox wrote an excellent article entitled Obama & Guns:
In speech after speech, Barack Obama has claimed he would "uphold the Second Amendment." Mr. Obama, of course, is a polished speaker who says "words matter." But records matter more. And while Mr. Obama is short on experience on most issues, he's long on anti-gun votes and even longer on rhetoric. Now's a good time to review both . . .
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I had an NRA-ILA Vote Freedom First and a McCain/Palin sign up in my front yard, until sometime this evening between the hours of 6pm & 9pm. Sometime during that period one or more dirty scoundrels walked onto my property, destroyed one of my yard signs, & stole the other. This is actually the 2nd such incident - the first vandalism incident occurred a couple of months ago when one of my signs had a hole burned into the center of it & the other sign was taken apart & knocked down.
I think the perp or perps in both events may have been Obama supporters but I can't be certain. I think it is rather enlightening that whoever they were only support freedom of speech if the speech in question supports their own agenda. Otherwise they trample the 1st Amendment under their feet like swine. Not unlike Obama himself.
The worst part is that I am unable to replace the McCain/Palin sign in time for it to reach me before the election. Luckily I did order a spare NRA-ILA yard sign so I'll be putting that up first thing in the morning. Next on my list is a video surveillance camera to monitor my front yard so I can catch the perp or perps in the act on his/her or their next attempt. Any suggestions on inexpensive video monitoring solutions?
Update 1: Check out the electrified McCain/Palin sign - thanks for the link Bob!
Update 2: Love this response to Obama Supporters that trample on the 1st Amendment (thanks USCCA!)
Press release from The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep & Bear Arms:
CCRKBA SAYS CHIEF’S MISSING GUN A BIGGER THREAT TO SAFETY THAN MOST FIREARMS
For Immediate Release: October 28, 2008
BELLEVUE, WA Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske, quoted by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer today claiming that more guns in the community does not deter crime should remember that his stolen gun is out there posing a greater threat to public safety than firearms belonging to typical law-abiding gun owners.
So said Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, a Bellevue-based grassroots civil rights organization. CCRKBA still has a reward for the recovery of Kerlikowske’s stolen 9mm Glock pistol, taken from his city-owned car that was parked on a downtown street almost four years ago.
Kerlikowske, in New York preparing for a gun control debate on National Public Radio, is quoted by the newspaper arguing that research is clear that the more guns in the community, the more that are in circulation for criminals to get their hands on.
That’s a subject on which Kerlikowske should be an authority, Gottlieb observed. He carelessly left his loaded pistol where someone could steal it, and that gun has never been recovered. How dare this man start preaching about the pratfalls of gun ownership when he can’t even keep track of his own handgun?
In fact, he continued, research by Prof. John Lott and others indicates quite the opposite, that more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens do have a deterrent effect on violent crime.
But fact apparently doesn’t matter to the chief, who has been an ardent proponent of restrictive gun laws ever since he arrived in Washington State. Evidently to his dislike, gun ownership is constitutionally protected here, Gottlieb said. He has continually lobbied on behalf of Washington CeaseFire, using his position of authority to attack the civil rights of law-abiding gun owners across the Evergreen State. No doubt he will be helping lead the charge to erode Washington’s long-standing state preemption law in Olympia in January, so his boss, anti-gun Mayor Greg Nickels, can push to disarm law-abiding gun owners living in Seattle.
We have a better idea, Gottlieb concluded. Chief Kerlikowske should spend every waking hour looking for his stolen gun, instead of trying to steal the gun rights of the citizens he was hired to serve and protect. Who protects those citizens from the thief who is now armed with Kerlikowske’s gun? Law-abiding armed citizens can take far better care of themselves than Chief ‘Empty Holster’ Kerlikowske.
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at www.ccrkba.org or by email to InformationRequest@ccrkba.org
A couple of days ago while at a gun store I was looking at the guns on display when a new Arizona resident asked the dealer if his Hawaii fingerprint card/permit to acquire a gun would be good in Arizona or if he'd need to submit new fingerprints & apply for an Arizona permit to buy a gun. Another Arizona resident standing nearby answered first by saying "you don't need that garbage here, you've moved to the free State of Arizona." His next question was how long the mandatory waiting period to purchase a gun was here in Arizona - is it 14 days like Hawaii or is it longer? You should have seen the joy on his face when he found out that all he needed to do was provide a valid drivers license, fill out the mandatory BATFE paperwork, and pass the required instant background check, after which he could walk out the door with his new handgun purchase along with boxes of ammunition for it that very same evening.
Although I do at times complain about Arizona & Federal laws that unjustly infringe on our natural but 2nd Amendment protected right to keep & bear arms, events like this remind me that in spite of the work we still have left to do to fully restore our freedoms here, as an Arizona resident & US citizen I do have much to be thankful for. This does not mean we can let down our guard, or stop our battle to restore essential freedoms, but it does mean we can & should take a moment to say a prayer of thanks for the freedoms we already enjoy.
A woman was denied "permission" to buy a .22 caliber pistol by the DE State Police during a State Police background check because of her age & gender. They also blamed the fact that after searching 7 years of their gun sales records they found she had never purchased a gun from a gun dealer in Delaware during that period (records which are illegal for them to maintain in the first place) so they ASSUMED it would have been her first gun purchase. Outrageous. The residents of Delaware should demand that the gun sales records being maintained by the State Police be destroyed, and those ultimately responsible for the records & this incident be fired.
H/T to David.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Alert from AZCDL:
In a recent flyer attacking a legislative candidate in a Phoenix West Valley district, the Arizona Democratic Party claims that the candidate "voted to put guns in the hands of illegal immigrants, violent criminals, and even sex offenders."
Why would the AZ Democratic Party make such a claim? Because the candidate voted "Yes" on HCR2025 during the Third Read vote on the House floor on March 4, 2003.
Exactly what did HCR2025 do that would cause the Arizona Democratic Party to say such things? It was, quite simply, a concurrent resolution recognizing that gun shows are a lawful, normal, and reasonable means for law-abiding gun owners to exercise their First and Second Amendment rights. It stated, in part …
"Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:
1. That the Members of the Legislature recognize that gun shows provide a safe, historical, valuable and indispensable community service for those citizens who choose to exercise their constitutional rights.
2. That such peaceable public assemblies should be protected from those who would further regulate, encumber or eliminate them through a campaign of misinformation."
It appears from the flyer that Democrats believe that if YOU attend a gun show you are a sex offender, violent criminal or illegal immigrant. What kind of support can we expect from legislators with a party like this behind them, backing and funding them?
If you are as offended by this disgusting personal attack on Arizona's law-abiding gun owners and gun show attendees as we are, please make your voice heard! Contact the Arizona Democratic Party at …
Arizona Democratic Party Headquarters
2910 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Toll Free: 1-877-298-6837
You can contact Maria Weeg, their Executive Director, at the following contact web page …
You can contact Emily DeRose, their Communications Director, at the following contact web page …
The following is a cut-and-paste template you can use when communicating with the above individuals.
The Arizona Citizens Defense League has informed me that the Arizona Democratic Party recently distributed a flyer denigrating a legislative candidate's support of Arizona's Constitutional protection of law abiding citizens' right to keep and bear arms.
I am deeply offended by your disgusting insinuation that only "illegal immigrants, violent criminals and sex offenders" attend gun shows. I am a gun owner. I attend gun shows. I am a law-abiding citizen. I demand a public retraction of your statement and a written personal apology from your organization for your outrageous attack against me.
How do you expect to win elections when you ridicule and attack the voters you are asking to support your candidates? What kind of support can I, as a gun owner, expect from legislators with a party like yours behind them and funding them?
City, State zip-code
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Update 1: Looks like the DNC is up to the same dirty tricks in Ohio. H/T to Armed Citizens of Chicago.
AWR Hawkins wrote a nice article articulating that the NRA is correct and Obama talks through both sides of his mouth:
With the 2008 presidential election upon us, the National Rifle Association is making their case against Barack Obama. They unflinchingly describe him as “the most anti-gun presidential candidate in American history” and have dedicated large sums of money to exposing his anti-gun agenda.I couldn't agree more.
An in-depth look at his record justifies their position. Not only is Obama the economic socialist Rush Limbaugh has said he is, he is also a gun-banning associate of 1960s radicals who cannot wait to take away one of America’s greatest freedoms - - the right to keep and bear arms . . .
Excellent commentary by Chuck Norris " . . . check the candidates records, and see who stood up for your families, & who protected the criminals . . . "
H/T to USCCA.
Friday, October 24, 2008
David wrote a nice article discussing Peaceable Armed Citizens:
It sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it, a peaceable armed citizen? If they like peace so much, what are they doing armed? After all, aren't we told the only purpose of a gun is to kill people? . . .He brings out many good points, check out the entire post. I myself am a Peaceable Armed Citizen. I interact with both armed & unarmed citizens on a daily basis, and as far as I know none of them have been aware that I'm armed (other than the occasions when I open carry). The only way any of them would ever figure out that I'm armed would be if they were to threaten the lives of my family or myself. In that situation to their dismay they'd very quickly learn that I'm armed.
Otherwise I'm just like every other guy you see walking by you on the street or in a crowded mall or movie theater, other than the fact that I'm more aware of my surroundings than many of the unarmed choose to be. Criminals cause crime, not guns. Like Eric says when he opens his Handgun Podcasts: "If handguns cause crime, mine's defective."
NRTPac Add: Obama Plan: Drivers Licenses for Illegals
Fear of a possible Obma Presidency have driven gun sales up. More here. The new & "improved" (read EXPANDED) Clinton Gun Ban that Obama has promised to push for & sign if he gets elected would make it illegal to manufacture or sale hundreds of scary looking otherwise completely normal semi automatic rifles, shotguns, & standard capacity magazines. I'm adding what I can to my collection now before the election with the following premise:
- Best Case Scenario: Obama looses his bid for the Presidency & I end up with a lot of very cool stuff I wanted to get eventually regardless.
- Worst Case Scenario - Obama becomes President, demand & prices suddenly skyrocket, Democrat controlled Congress & Senate pass the new version of the Clinton Gun Ban on the manufacture & sale of hundreds of semi automatic rifles & shotguns (the gun ban would also include a provision for any President appointed US Attorney General to add ANY weapon to the ban list that he or she FEELS does not meet any so-called "sporting purpose") not to mention all of the newly banned standard capacity magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. What I already bought will be all I can ever get. I will suddenly have in my hands a precious commodity worth hundreds or thousands more than I paid for them. That's not a bad return on investment, not to mention the fun & practical uses of the equipment itself.
Update 1: More from the Washington Post.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The BH Obama Campaign has gone to great lengths of fraud to breach their contract with the credit card networks by illegally disabling the very most basic standard credit card security protocols on their campaign donation website to allow illegal fraudulent donations. As anyone who has made a credit card purchase online knows, you normally can't so much as miss a single digit on the billing address zip code or the transaction will be rejected. Not so on the Obama site. Examples found so far have included donations that came from fictional characters such as Daffy Duck & King Kong which has allowed donors to fraudulently donate more than the normal $2300 cap as well as to allow foreign nationals to make illegal contributions. Not to mention the easy use of stolen credit card data even when incomplete with only the credit card #, name, & expiration date.
Obama was probably planning to use the illegal funds toward his immediate goal of misleading voters via the largest Presidential media campaign in the history of the United States (on track to spend more than 86 Million just in the last 4 weeks of the election) after which he'd still have plenty of time to deal with the consequences after the election is done & over with. The more I learn about Obama the more I wonder how anyone can rationalize pulling the lever for him. He is a proven liar (many times over), a deceiver, an abomination, and probably isn't even a natural born US Citizen as required by the US Constitution. Don't elect him to run our Country or he'll turn it into an Obama Nation! If we as a nation elect evil into the office of the Presidency we WILL reap the consequences, and they WILL be dire. Just ask the Romans what happened when its citizens elected evil leaders.
Update 1: Update.
I'm sure you've all heard about the BH Obama citizenship controversy. Below is a good summary of the issues from illuminatitv:
There is a lawsuit opened in Washington State seeking to have the Washington AG verify Obama's citizenship status before allowing him to be listed on the ballot. More on original lawsuit here. Also check out obamacrimes.com for more details.
Update 1: By failing to produce the required documentation to the Judge w/in 30 days Obama & the DNC have now legally admited to all charges.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Most of you probably already know that Alan Korwin is the author of many gun related books such as the Arizona Gun Owners Guide which is a must have for all Arizonans. Some of you may not know however that he is also a member of The Cartridge Family Band. I heard them sing at the SAF 2008 Gun Rights Policy Conference this past September & also at the annual Arizona Citizens Defense League meeting that took place this past Saturday. I really enjoyed their music so this past weekend I asked Alan if they had a CD available. It turned out that they don't yet, but he did promise to send out a link to youtube videos of a few of their songs in his next Page Nine newsletter, which he did in his 54th edition. Thanks Alan!
Here is Glock 17:
Miguel Row Your Coke Ashore, Battle Hymn of the Repubic, Bad New Tax Arising, and That'll Be the Day (When You Take Our Guns).
Monday, October 20, 2008
I take back what I had said about Former Secretary of State Colin Powell. It looks to me like Colin Powell has sold his soul for a possible spot in a potential Obama Administration.
Friday, October 17, 2008
The NRA & the Brady Campaign Agree on something: that Obama is the most anti-gun Presidential candidate in the history of America.
Howard Stern conducted an experiment to see if there really are people out there who are voting for Obama only because of the color of his skin while being completely unaware of any of his major policies by asking them if they agreed with McCain policies while pretending they belonged to Obama. Unbelievable.
H/T to The Armed American.
Sign the petition at DefendMyVote.com - we need to demand that the Acorn fraud be cleaned up before the election. Our Freedom & Democracy are on the line. Acorn should be disbanded & the criminals behind the fraud should be locked up. They are traitors to our nation & should be tried as such.
H/T to nra.org.
I met Jeff Knox at the 2008 GRPC. He's a top notch advocate of gun rights as was his father, Neal Knox. Join me in support of gunvoter.org, a project of Neal Knox Associates & The Firearms Coalition. It's a great place for gun owners to get together & share information on candidates running for office in local & national races. This is the related Firearms Coalition press release:
GUNVOTER.ORG SEEKING AND SHARING CANDIDATE INFORMATION
A new web site, www.GunVoter.org, is seeking assistance from organizations and individuals who have information about state and local candidates in the upcoming elections. Information can be about a single candidate or a list of candidates and links to sources or additional information are encouraged.
GunVoter.org is designed to be a central clearinghouse and repository of information about candidates and legislative matters to help GunVoters cast their votes wisely. Along with areas for comment on federal matters, there are forum areas for each of the 50 states. Anyone can use, read, and post on GunVoter.org and everyone is encouraged to help improve this resource to make it more useful as the 2008 elections draw closer and for future elections.
GunVoter.org is a non-partisan, single-issue, user-driven website and is a project of Neal Knox Associates and The Firearms Coalition.
For more information about GunVoter.org, Neal Knox Associates, and The Firearms Coalition, visit www.GunVoter.org or www.FirearmsCoalition.org.
# # #
For more information about the GunVoter project or to schedule an interview, contact Jeff Knox at 703-405-1317 (E-mail address available here)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
When you break into the home of a family in the middle of the night, don't be surprised when it ends up being your last home invasion. We need more good citizens to be prepared to defend their home & family from career criminals. As the risk to reward ratio increases, more & more criminals will choose a safer line of work. Perhaps after hearing about this story a few more career criminals will soon be asking: "Would you like Fries with that?"
If he had lived on campus it would have been illegal for him to have the gun that he used to save his own life early this morning when two thugs broke into his home. The headline likely would have instead been "Student found dead, Police asking for any information that could help them identify the suspects." Can anyone tell me why adults who live or attend school at an educational institution should not have the same freedom to defend themselves on campus that they already enjoy outside of the so-called Gun Free School Zones? No? I thought not.
Luckily this story had a happy ending because the student happened to be off campus when the attack took place early this morning, and he was smart enough to be prepared with a good tool for his own self defense. He would not have had time to wait for a response to a 911 call, so he took care of the immediate problem himself, and then called the Police to have them help clean up the mess. Let us all work together during the next legislative session to fix the unconstitutional laws in Arizona that currently create these so-called "Gun Free School Zones." With a little effort in the future we can hear more happy endings like this and less of the rapes, assaults, or murders of defenseless adults currently forced to live, work, or attend school inside Defenseless Victim Zones.
Also covered here.
Update 1: Smallest Minority Has Mugshots.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Hello, my name is Rich Pearson and I have been active in the firearm rights movement for over 40 years. For the past 15 years, I have served in the Illinois state capitol as the chief lobbyist for the Illinois State Rifle Association.I lobbied Barack Obama extensively while he was an Illinois State Senator. As a result of that experience, I know Obama's attitudes toward guns and gun owners better than anyone. The truth be told, in all my years in the Capitol I have never met a legislator who harbors more contempt for the law-abiding firearm owner than does Barack Obama . . .
Two armed thugs approached a man in Pleasant Grove Alabama & demanded money. Instead of giving money, he gave lead. Now one thug is dead, another on the run. End result? One less thug on the streets.
Cost of spent ammunition: $1. Money saved taxpayers by having one less Thug to incarcerate: $62/day. Value of one less possibility of a future criminal assault or rape after a likely future parole: Priceless.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
This is very scary. Are we going to get a fair election this year after Obama's campaign paid Acorn hundreds of thousands of dollars to essentially submit fake voter registrations (not to mention the millions Acorn has received over the years in taxpayer dollars)? What exactly does Acorn plan to do with all of those fake votes? You can bet that they will not be using them to pull the lever for McCain/Palin.
More from All American Blogger.
I guess Obama must be seriously short of cash during these final weeks of the Presidential election. As if it were not bad enough to have your credit card info stolen & used fraudulently in the first place, having the stolen funds used to support Obama ads insult to injury! I'm checking my credit card records right now.
NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO. -- A North Kansas City couple has been left scratching their heads after they became the victims of a political scam.H/T to Sebastian.
Steve and Rachel Larman say a strange credit card charge appeared on their statement this month -- a $2300 donation to Barack Obama's presidential campaign. The Larman's say they don't want this to be about their political affiliation, but they say they're not about to give the Obama campaign any help from their pocketbook.
They said they notified Chase, their credit card bank, to report the fraud.
"(They) said that they had seen-they were familiar with this," said Steve Larman. "It was fraud, they believe through telemarketing but they were going to be doing some more investigations."
The Larman's don't want their politics to enter into what is essentially just a fraudulent charge. But they say that the charge involves the Obama campaign adds insult to injury for the registered Republicans.
"They (Chase) kept on asking me 'are you sure you wouldnt have gone to a site in support of Obama'," said Rachel Larman. "And I repeatedly said 'Im voting for McCain - I would not be going to an Obama site'."
Chase dropped the charge from the Larman's card. The couple is thankful thay they caught the charge on the card, but worried that others may not see that type of fraud on their own credit cards before it's too late.
"You always get emails saying be on the lookout," said Rachel. "So I just wanted to get the word out, that there's someone out there perpetrating this against people, and to pay attention."
The Obama campaign said they were aware of the Larman's story, but did not have any comment.
Eric Shelton of the Handgun Podcast & Charles Heller of Liberty Watch Radio got together on the air this past Sunday during the Armed & Free segment of Liberty Watch Radio. They had a very interesting discussion - a must listen. For the next few weeks it will be available here in the Liberty Watch Radio Recent Episodes Archive. Later this week Eric will also make it available in his Handgun Podcast which is part of the Gun Rights Radio Network.
As an aside, if you missed the Gun Rights Policy Conference this year you should definitely order a CD archive of the GRPC from Charles Heller. You can order one conference or multiple from years past as well. His contact info is on his website just drop him an e-mail to ask for details. I've ordered a copy myself just so that I could listen to it again. :)
Another way to get a small taste of the GRPC if you missed it this year is to listen to Tom Gresham interview some of the speakers during his 9/28 episode of Gun Talk Radio. Here are links to part A, B, & C of that episode.
Also released just last night is a GRPC round table episode of the Gun Rights Radio Network Roundtable Podcast featuring Eric of the Handgun Podcast, Tony of the Firearms Cafe, and myself. We had recorded it the evening of Saturday Sep 27th after we had spent the day attending the 2008 Gun Rights Policy Conference while it was still fresh in our minds.
Update 1: Here is the 2008 GRPC Audio CD Order Form.
I love the new NRA-ILA ads at gunbanobama.com. Very well done - check them out & share them with all of your friends - especially any gun owners you know that are thinking of voting for Gun Ban Obama. Go buy some NRA-ILA gear as well to help support their efforts:
Friday, October 10, 2008
My boys wore McCain/Palin hats to school today as it is a special "hat donation day" where the school allows hats to be worn inside the classrooms all day in exchange for a $1 donation to the school. An 8th Grade Obama supporter came up to my oldest son & told him that he was a racist for not supporting Obama. The Obama supporter told my son that his parents are going to vote for Barack Obama because he's black & it's time for our Country to have a Black president no matter who the black person is who is running.
I was dumbfounded. I've heard of this type of viewpoint in the past but it was the first such statement expressed directly to a member of my family. Talk about a racist - anyone who chooses or rejects a President based on his or her skin color is a racist, not the other way around. I'm all about promoting color & gender blindness.
If Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, or Alan Keys were running under any ticket with half a chance of beating Obama in this election I'd vote for any of them in a heartbeat. It's the person's ideas, moral character, and the direction that they want to take our country in that I vote for, not skin color or gender. I don't understand why so many people cry "racist!" whenever anyone brings up any issue related to Obama's run for the Presidency. Those are the closed minded racists, not my son.
Update 1: Looks like my son was not the only student called a racist:
Update 2: I take back what I said about Colin Powell.
It's felons like this that lead to the Brady types calling for more restrictions on our freedoms. Yet he is already a convicted felon & isn't even allowed to touch a gun much less own one. However, the Brady folks would contend that if they can just make it a little more illegal to illegally possess a weapon then they could somehow force idiots to not do idiotic or illegal things with guns they are not even allowed to own. The logic is impossible to follow unless you have the mind of a wombat (Before my inbox gets flooded with hate mail, I apologize in advance to all wombats & wombat admirers. You are correct, even wombats are not batty enough to indulge in such illogical thinking).
Apparently Orange County California Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has arbitrarily decided whose lives are not valuable enough to have their civil rights & freedoms respected. That's right, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has sent out 146 CCW permit revocation letters letting law abiding citizens know that she doesn't feel they face enough danger so she is going to trample on their natural born but constitutionally protected right to defend themselves.
As you may recall, I've discussed Sheriff Sandra Hutchens in the past.
"The Department has determined that your identified risk does not meet the good cause threshold as required under the new CCW policy based upon the information you provided. As a result of this determination, the Department's present intention is to revoke your CCW license," reads the form letter sent out this month.
The letter, sent out under the signature of Captain Dave Nighswonger, advises current holders that if they feel that additional information should be considered they have roughly one month to provide additional good cause information for the department to consider before the revocation becomes final.
I propose that the citizens of Orange County should send her a clear & unmistakable message during her future election (I'd say next election but she hasn't actually been elected yet - she has only been temporarily appointed until the next election) - it's a big bitter pill called loosing her future election. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, for not only failing to uphold the civil rights of the citizens in the County you swore to uphold & protect, but actually throwing them down in the mud & trampling them under your feet, I present you with the Sleazy Politician of the day award. You're also a contender for Sleazy Politician of the year, but there is a lot of competition for that title so it is not yet decided. I hope you enjoy a long prosperous career at McDonald's after you loose your upcoming election. You should start practicing this line now in front of a mirror so that you'll be ready for your next career: "Would you like fries with that?"
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Sweet Bow: The Sarah-Cuda (A fitting tribute to VP Candidate Sarah Palin)! I'd buy one for my wife if she were to decide to get into Archery. :)
H/T to Eric of the Handgun Podcast.
Two Felons attempted armed robbery using BB guns on the wrong man earlier this week in Nashville Tennessee. The threatened man pulled out his handgun loaded with .410 shotgun shells & opened fire in defense of his life. The article didn't specify what handgun he used to defend himself, but I'm wondering if it may have been The Judge made by Taurus.
One of the armed robbers didn't survive his bullet wounds & will soon be placed safely under ground where he will no longer pose a threat to society. The other armed robber recovered & is at least temporarily safely behind bars facing charges of attempted aggravated robbery which if convicted will add to his already long wrap sheet. I hope his brush with death will motivate him to choose a safer line of work after he is released back into society. If not, hopefully the next time he threatens the life of an armed citizen he'll end up in the plot of dirt right next to his friend.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I already knew self defense & handguns were banned in the UK, but I had no idea walking sticks were as well. 78 year old retired teacher Philip Clarkson Webb was walking down the street with his walking stick when he found himself surrounded by Police who took his walking stick away saying it was an "offensive weapon". He was then left to shuffle along the street as best he could with no walking aid. To add insult to injury, when he later took his receipt in to ask for it back, he was told they had lost it:
They must have known he was a troublemaker the moment they saw him.
With his white hair, wax jacket and glasses, 78-year-old Philip Clarkson Webb clearly ticked all the boxes any eagle-eyed policemen would mark as 'danger'.
And as he shuffled along the pavement towards them there was one thing above all they deemed to pose a threat - his walking stick.
The officers surrounded the retired classics teacher and informed him the 3ft wooden cane was an 'offensive weapon' and had to be confiscated . . . When he later went to collect it from his local police station in Southborough, Kent, with his police receipt, he was told it had been misplaced . . .
Once again, we see that guns are more effective than restraining orders, I for one am glad she had a gun: PHOENIX -- Police have identified the man killed in a confrontation at a woman's home Sunday, and they say there was a history of violence there. According to police, Terry Milburn, 45, went to the victim's house near 40th Avenue and Thunderbird Road at about 2:30 Sunday morning. The woman, whose name has not been released, refused to let Milburn into her house and called 911. While she was on the phone, Milburn broke a window and forced his way inside, police said. Investigators said Milburn then followed the woman to her bedroom where she shot and killed him. While the exact relationship between the two is not clear, police said the woman had a restraining order against Millburn and that there was a history of violence between them.
PHOENIX -- Police have identified the man killed in a confrontation at a woman's home Sunday, and they say there was a history of violence there.
According to police, Terry Milburn, 45, went to the victim's house near 40th Avenue and Thunderbird Road at about 2:30 Sunday morning.
The woman, whose name has not been released, refused to let Milburn into her house and called 911. While she was on the phone, Milburn broke a window and forced his way inside, police said.
Investigators said Milburn then followed the woman to her bedroom where she shot and killed him.
While the exact relationship between the two is not clear, police said the woman had a restraining order against Millburn and that there was a history of violence between them.