Posts tagged: gun rights
Armed2Defend - Ohio Concealed Handgun License training. #5 NRA recruiter in the nation. 338 new members signed up in 9 months in 2012. Already have over 140 signed up so far this year.
In Ohio, the Buckeye Firearms Foundation is swamped with 20 times more applications — from teachers and administrators to custodians and bus drivers — than they have space for in a three-day tactical defense course to be offered this this spring.
Rev. Kenn Blanchard, aka the Black Man With A Gun™ is an internationally known figure in the gun rights community. As an activist he has been involved in concealed carry reform and finding plaintiffs in major gun rights cases since 1991. He is a former US Marine, federal police officer, intelligence officer and trainer. He is the president of the Blanchard Media Group, and produces, the very popular Urban Shooter Podcast, voice overs for commercials, professional speaker, author, technical writer, entertainer, and hosts the FreedomsNetwork.org. Twitter.com/kennblanchard , email@example.com
I love this idiotic comment: And Bob Asbilleprovided an alternative, “@TedNugent I say outlaw ALL guns & only let people have bows and knives. could still hunt no prob. But no more mass murders of innocent ppl”
Nope, ain’t never been a mass murder that didn’t involve guns. Oklahoma City? That was lots of little guns. 9-11? Guns, not box knives and jet planes. How can us gun nuts be so blind? Oh, if only we’d get rid of all those nasty, nasty guns everyone would be happy and shiny and never, ever do anything mean to each other. Just like the good old days before those horrible guns were invented and we all lived in a green paradise with unicorns and rainbows and little winged sprites and oh, it was all so wonderful then.
As the Gun Owners of America’s Board of Directors looks at the Republican candidates running to unseat radical anti-gun President Obama, we see several who have strong pro-gun backgrounds. Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman all have solid pro-gun records and deserve a hard look from pro-gunners. At least one frontrunner candidate stands in contrast with a decidedly mixed record on the gun issue. While Mitt Romney likes to “talk the pro-gun talk,” he has not always walked the walk. “The Second Amendment protects the individual right of lawful citizens to keep and bear arms. I strongly support this essential freedom,” Romney assures gun owners these days. But this is the same Mitt Romney who, as governor, promised not to do anything to “chip away” at Massachusetts’ extremely restrictive gun laws. “We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them,” he said during a gubernatorial debate. “I won’t chip away at them; I believe they protect us and provide for our safety.” Even worse, Romney signed a law to permanently ban many semi-automatic firearms. “These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense,” Romney said in 2004. “They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.” Romney also spoke in favor of the Brady law’s five day waiting period on handguns. The Boston Globe quotes Romney saying, “I don’t think (the waiting period) will have a massive effect on crime but I think it will have a positive effect.” Mitt Romney doesn’t seem to understand the meaning of “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.” And that makes it all the more troubling that Romney refuses to answer GOA’s simple candidate questionnaire. In our more than 36 years of experience, a candidate is usually hiding anti-gun views if he or she refuses to come clean in writing with specific commitments to the Second Amendment. Today, Romney may be a favorite “Republican Establishment” candidate of the national press corps. But that is exactly what gun owners DON’T need in a new President. We need someone who will stand by true constitutional principles and protect the Second Amendment.