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Lies and Gun Grabbers

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

We are an enlightened people who tend to do what is best for ourselves, our family and ultimately our nation. Our inalienable—that is, God given—rights form the most important part of our Constitution and have been ingrained in the psyche of the American people. The Second Amendment has stood the test of time even though it has been under attack from progressives for as long as I can remember.

In the past, there has been concern for individuals who owned guns, and this concern has reached a fever pitch. Congress was right to cut funding from the ATF to stop such regulations as banning the importation of some firearms and ammunition. It was also appropriate that Congress should make it illegal for the ATF to create a national gun registry.

The ATF has become one of the most lawless of federal bureaucracies thanks to its unending persecution of law abiding American gun owners. It was ATF agents who managed Operation Fast and Furious, an Obama/Holder project designed to convince the American public that new and more stringent gun control measures were necessary. The ATF is directly responsible for the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, yet no charges have been filed, no agents removed.

Why are radical, gun control advocates intent upon the implementation of legislation which will have no positive effect against crime or criminals? They concoct regulations that make absolutely no sense, like 10 round magazine restrictions. Don’t they understand that someone meaning to do a great amount of harm will just carry more magazines?

The “assault weapons” ban, based solely on cosmetics, lasted 10 years and had no effect whatever on crime or the murder rate. One weapon with a bayonet holder is considered an assault weapon, whereas the same weapon without, is perfectly legal. Yet none of it matters because so called “assault weapons” are simply not-and never have been-the criminal’s weapon of choice.

I have always had a difficult time getting around the words “gun control.” Though a cliche, it is true that guns do not need to be controlled, people do. Guns are used by law abiding citizens for personal security, hunting, target shooting and self-defense. Gun grabbers realize that criminals will gain access to firearms regardless of “gun control” legislation. That’s why they are criminals. They do things which are against the law! Yet not one proposed piece of legislation targets the criminal. They are all directed at the law abiding gun owner. Why is that the case?

Now that he has no more elections to face, Barack Obama has directed his DOJ to come forward with numerous regulations to be implemented before his reign of incompetence is over. Rules concerning everything from the availability of high powered ammunition to storage requirements for firearms in the home will be forced on citizens, undoubtedly without Congressional approval.

There are regulations with which everyone would agree, such as keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally unstable. But even here, the administration goes too far. Veterans are being singled out, having their guns taken away for such things as visiting a VA psychologist for minor depression. If a member of your family passes away, the ATF has gone to houses requesting the guns owned by that person. You can’t pass them on to family members, you can’t sell them, they belong to the government.

In California, guns may be legally confiscated for a “thought crime” based on hearsay. There will be no opportunity to face one’s accusers except in a court of law, after the fact. The “accused” must prove his innocence to the satisfaction of his accusers.

The Violence Policy Center (VPC) wants the American people to believe that holders of a concealed carry license pose a threat to the public. Yet this organization, whose members suffer an attack of the vapors upon seeing anyone in public with a gun, is unlikely to admit that holders of a Concealed Carry license belong to one of the most law abiding groups of citizens in the nation.

For decades, America’s gun owners have faced lies and threats from hoplophobes. It will not end, it will not get better and the nation’s gun grabbers have no interest in facts. Should there be a 2nd American Revolution it will involve those who relish freedom and those who wish to permanently end it. Guns will play the key role for those interested in preserving liberty.

John Velisek USN (Ret.)
Twitter: sjspecialist

Obama turned his most dangerous enemies into heroes

By Doug Book,  editor

There is no more important item on the Obama Regime to-do list than to convince Americans that Islamic terrorists are not the nation’s most dangerous and implacable foes. “We must concern ourselves with a different type of threat,” said A.G. Eric Holder as he announced the return of the Clinton era Domestic Terror Executive Committee. And that threat will not come from Muslim jihadists. Rather, Holder warned that Americans must be prepared for “…the continued danger we face from individuals within our own borders.”

The Committee to be reconstituted by the Obama Regime was put in business by the Clinton Department of Justice in 1995, shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing. Its stated purpose was investigation and interdiction of the nefarious activities of right wing radicals. The committee would decide how best to protect the American public from non-conforming, potential domestic terrorists like those gunned down by the ATF at Ruby Ridge or immolated by the FBI in Waco.

But neither the Clinton nor the Obama Administration was interested in looking after the American people. And both failed miserably in their attempts to demonize the nation’s “radical right.” In fact, the public considered Clinton’s ATF and FBI the real domestic terrorists, especially after the wantonly violent carnage caused by Bureau minions at Waco.

Enter Barack Obama who has plotted against gun owners—in the president’s mind, the most dangerous and determined of right wing extremists—for the past 5 years. Hundreds died as a result of his Fast and Furious scheme to toughen gun control legislation.

And in the end, not only did the 2 administrations fail to demonstrate the dangers posed by the “far right,” they created even greater mistrust of a government which was supposed to save the day by disarming those dedicated, homegrown terrorists.

Add the fact of these well-publicized, strong-arm disasters to the unequaled corruption and arrogance of Barack Obama and it is not difficult to understand the American people taking up arms against the federal government’s BLM mercenaries at the Bundy ranch. Incredibly, Barack Obama actually succeeded in turning his most dreaded enemies into national heroes.

And more importantly, Obama wound up being humiliated by a disorganized bunch of cowboys wearing six-guns. The weakness of this American president, already so well understood by foreign leaders, was placed on full display before the American public.  

Presidents who own the media can overcome a great many things. But humiliation, especially at the hands of American patriots who Barack Obama has spent most of his years working to destroy, may not be one of them.  









by Doug Book,  editor

1.) On May 12th, a motorist told Minneapolis police that the driver of another vehicle had “brandished” a gun at him on I-694. Police closed two lanes of Interstate traffic during the morning rush hour, identified the gunman’s vehicle and took him into custody.

It turns out the man who caused the police emergency and traffic nightmare is an ATF agent. However, the agent’s name “…was not released per Minnesota Statute 13.82, which allows the identity of an undercover law enforcement officer to be kept private.”

An undercover law enforcement officer? How many undercover officers–you know, individuals who would prefer to remain anonymous–wave a gun at a fellow driver at 6:30 in the morning? 

Of course the story was not reported by the mainstream media and no questions were asked even after the agent was released without being charged.

After all, the perp wasn’t a civilian. And the big boy media is interested only in pistol-wielding civilians because they are the people who “…can’t be trusted with guns.” They just “…don’t have the training or capacity to handle the responsibility.”

Isn’t it lucky the guy playing in traffic with his Glock was an ATF agent? A bricklayer might have done something really dangerous, stupid or irresponsible.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the incident is “under investigation.” An ATF representative said it was “under review.” 

2.) Dr. Vivek Murthy, Barack Obama’s “on hold” Surgeon General nominee, “…has expressed a desire to see more restrictions on how guns can be purchased and who can own them.” According to the New York Yimes, “…his views are in step with where many Americans stand on gun control…”

Yet for some reason, the “in-step” Dr. Murthy has 10 Senate Democrats who can’t wait to vote against his confirmation. Maybe that’s because the doctor “…believes gun ownership is a public health issue, not a right protected under the 2nd Amendment.” A vote to confirm this guy would be more dangerous on election day than cyanide.

Not reported by the Times or any other member of the MSM, Murthy believes doctors should document anyone who has a gun in their home. Gun owners should also be licensed and the purchase of ammunition restricted.

Even more scary is the fact that just as physicians may certify those who should no longer drive as they might pose “…a grave danger to themselves and others,” Dr. Murthy believes government “…should approach the purchase, transfer and operation of guns with the same vigor.”

Translation: your doctor will have the authority to make you an ex-gun owner!

Former Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona wrote to Barack Obama in December of last year, telling the president that Vivek Murthy is not qualified; that he has “no leadership experience” and no “public health training or experience.” That would mean that Dr. Murthy could be a purely political appointee, selected only because he is a believer in the Obama approved, “common sense” gun control agenda.







Waco a stark reminder of the murderous intent of dictatorial administrations


by Suzanne Eovaldi

Twenty years ago at this time we were in the midst of the federal government’s 51 day siege on a compound of Bible worshippers who with their 12 children were all snuffed out in a raid. “That’s torturing babies,” a U.S. Representative bemoaned at the Congressional hearings investigating the Waco siege during which CS gas vapor was spewed down a long arm of an armored tank onto the roof, into the rooms, and ultimately wafted down into the windowless tower where some of the women and their children were hiding in the Mount Carmel Church compound of the David Karesh (Vernon Howell) followers!  “Gas masks don’t fit on babies,” one investigator in Washington, D.C. observed.  So as former Attorney General Janet Reno suffers from Parkinson’s Disease in Stuart, FL, a lengthy, outstanding online video entitled “Waco-The Rules of Engagement (William Gazecki)” (1) reminds us just what can happen when a federal government-gone-wild destroys citizens.  Footage of Reno leaving to attend a speech while the Waco outrage was going on is a poignant reminder of the Democrat Presidency of William Jefferson Clinton.

The federal government’s siege on Waco began on February 28, 1993, and ended 51 days later during the orgy of gassing children, women, the elderly, and most of their congregation.  “We put massive gas in there,” you can hear one agent acclaiming!   “My skin was melting. . . (in) the mass of flames. . .horrible way to die,” says a crying man who lived only by diving at a hole in the otherwise  pitch darkness of screaming voices.”  Hard to watch toward the end of the long ordeal is the photo of the crisp charred body of a little 12 year old girl who died when the effects of the deadly gas back bowed her muscles and collapsed her entire frame.  During negotiations with FBI agents, who got the handoff of the mission from the BATF, David Karesh is heard saying, “only one fire extinguisher in the building.”  Former FBI forensic photographer Farris Rookstool calls the attempt to brand the Karesh followers victims of mass suicide “most irresponsible.”  “Many of the residents were HOMICIDE victims,” he says. ( at 2:07:56 video time line)

Rookstool’s viewpoint is in stark contrast to that of now Vice President Joe Biden who declared, “There was no improper motive or intent… the Karesh followers set fire to themselves. . .the Government did not do that.”  Senator Orin Hatch backed up Biden, saying, “No conspiracy to kill Branch Davidians.”  Reno says the information given her was that the fire was set inside the building. 

Today, the compound is leveled, the tapes and photos of local and state forensic investigators are missing, and the metal door with bullet holes bending inward from incoming fire is nowhere to be found. The disturbing FLEAR analysis of shots fired from the ramming tank are quite indisputable even to someone not familiar with infra red evidence.  The fireball and flash fire from the fresh CS injected as shown by FLEAR remind all Americans of what did happen on April 19, 1993, and what could happen in this country again!

SOURCE: (1)  http://www.liberty.com/blog/twenty-years-waco –  also this link   http://www.youtube.com/embed/uCfzLFIT5QM?rel=O


Firearm dealers told to ignore federal law, begin de facto registration of gun owners

by Doug Book,  staff writer

Barack Obama’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has sent an open letter to all Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders/licensed gun dealers in the United States, recommending they “…enhance public safety and assist law enforcement by encouraging and facilitating transfers of firearms between private individuals through their business.” In short, FFL holders are being told to perform background checks and keep records of private gun sales between American citizens, EVEN THOUGH federal law may NOT require that they do so! (1)

According to current federal law, gun sales between private individuals must be handled by FFL holders ONLY if the private parties are residents of different states. Residents of the same state may conclude the sale of a firearm without submitting to a background check, having the sale recorded or paying a fee to a FFL holder/licensed gun store. Yet in the ATF’s January 16th letter to gun dealers, this vitally important distinction in federal law is ignored.

Why would the ATF suddenly “suggest” to gun dealers that they unnecessarily intrude themselves into private sales not currently controlled by federal law?

Six of the 23 executive actions recommended by Obama to curb gun violence involve the “sharing” of background check information throughout the executive branch bureaucracy. If gun dealers in the 50 states begin making it known to customers now that private sales must be handled through their stores—regardless of the true language of the law—it is hoped by gun grabbers that when the law really DOES change and Americans lose the right of private sales, no one will notice and no one will complain! The American public will be used to having their transactions recorded by the federal government! (2)

It is an underhanded tactic which FFL holders will be FORCED to impose upon the American people. After all, gun store owners depend for their very existence upon the good will of the ATF–the government organization which can revoke the gun dealer’s Federal Firearms License, effectively putting him out of business should he not toe the ATF line. So when the ATF “recommends” a FFL holder misrepresent federal law to a would-be private seller, he will do so or risk losing his investment and his livelihood.  

How great a danger to the 2nd Amendment rights of the American people does this contempt for existing federal law represent? Gun Owners of America has sent an alert to its members, warning that “increasingly ATF is going into gun dealers and Xeroxing all of the 4473’s…” Each of these forms represents a gun sale. It is ILLEGAL for the ATF to copy them or make records of them except in a criminal investigation. For making a record of these forms is the equivalent of beginning a planned, federal registration of gun owners!

Clearly the government intends to record every gun sale it possibly can, regardless of the law. For recorded sales mean information as to who owns a weapon and where it can be confiscated when the time comes!

Make no mistake: Barack Obama is coming after the guns of the American people. We will stop him by any means necessary.


 (1) http://www.atf.gov/press/releases/2013/01/011613-ffl-open-letter-facilitating-transfers-of-firearms-between-private-individuals.pdf

(2) http://www.examiner.com/article/atf-exposes-dealers-to-pressure-and-risks-to-satisfy-obama-s-executive-action?CID=examiner_alerts_article

(3) http://capwiz.com/gunowners/issues/alert/?alertid=62330756