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As each day goes by, an out-of-control mainstream media is in overdrive working feverishly to destroy our nation, our heritage and our history, and, yes, some of that history is complicated. History always is. What we can’t lose sight of is the fact that these are the very same forces aligned against your gun rights.


While the violent left continues its unabated assault on traditional American values and wages war against our culture and free speech, with a free pass from their allies in the press, there are anti-rights forces now equating you as a gun owner to Nazis and white supremacists. In a most vile and despicable way, the Bloomberg groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action — led by one of the worst liars in recent American history, Shannon R. Watts — have reached even lower in their quest to destroy our Constitution and our rights. The banner across the top of Watt’s Twitter page reads, “Disarm Hate.”


You do the math.





Walk with me for a moment. Extremist organizations converge on Charlottesville, Virginia, and, predictably, violence breaks out between all of the groups. I mean, who couldn’t have seen that coming, right? Sticks, clubs, bats, urine bombs and chemical sprays were all employed by the groups in attendance. One moron drove his car into a crowd and bottles and bricks were tossed at law enforcement and others.


I’m still trying to find the story about all of the shootings but forgive me, I can’t find it because there weren’t any, at least none that I’m aware of. Although I’m (proudly) blocked from Bloomberg pied piper Shannon Watts’ Twitter account, here’s just a taste of the garbage she was putting out:


“The radicalization of America has been encouraged by the @NRAand open carry laws, which enable armed intimidation. #Charlottesville


There was more but I’m not inclined to give her any more publicity. Suffice to say, she blamed the NRA and Virginia gun laws for the actions of radical anarchists hurling urine-filled balloons at each other when they weren’t trying to beat each other with flagpoles and bats or spraying each other with mace.


Yeah, I’m still looking for that article that chronicles all of the shootings in Charlottesville a few days ago.  No matter, I know I can count on the loony “Moms” and “Everytown” nutcases to tell me law-abiding gun owners are the cause of all of America’s ills.





The monster broadcast last night was another epic program. Surrounding AAR regular powerhouse voices of freedom Alan Gottlieb and AWR Hawkins was Dr. John Lott, author of More Guns, Less Crime (3rd ed.) and Liberty Watch Radio host from AAR affiliate KVOI in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, Charles Heller.


The topics were wide-ranging, from the Seattle gun tax being upheld by the Washington State Supreme Court to a string of “happy ending” stories to Lott setting the record straight on phony VPC numbers claiming you, a CCW holder, are a killer. Of course, it was all capped off by the witty analysis of Heller as we covered a number of relevant issues.


Make sure to check out last night’s show, and I’ll see you on the radio this afternoon!






The Second Amendment Foundation (And NRA and NSSF) got some bad news yesterday and, yes, it is bad news. Remember you can never refuse to accept the situation, meaning you must face whatever happens realistically and understand the consequences. I’m talking about an anti-gun victory, and a big one, in Seattle yesterday when the Washington State Supreme Court upheld the Seattle anti-gun tax on gun sales and ammo sales by an 8-1 decision.


Make no mistake, this is a victory for the gun grabbers and they are running with it. You’ll recall that the uber-liberal Seattle City Council enacted a gun tax of $25 per gun and 2 to 5 cents per round of ammunition sold in city limits under the phony auspices of using the money to “reduce gun violence.” They claimed it would raise more than $500,000 and, of course, had to be sued (successfully) to provide the actual money raised. It fell far short at around $108,000. Factoring in the costs of lawsuits and court costs, they’ve lost money.


They don’t care.


This isn’t about “reducing gun violence.” It’s about reducing gun dealers within their city limits and it’s another blatant attack against law-abiding gun owners. Don’t believe me? Head over to the Seattle Times and listen to them gloating, keeping in mind that there is only one dealer left in Seattle and he’ll probably leave, providing NO gun tax money to Seattle … and that’ll be just fine with them! Mission accomplished.


Oh, and the “gun violence” they hoped to prevent with their useless tax? Still there, and rising.


Once a liar, always a liar.





For the first time in its history, the Second Amendment Foundation today issued a “travel advisory” to firearms owners to avoid going to California, warning law-abiding armed citizens that their civil rights could be in jeopardy due to that state’s restrictive gun control laws.

“The California Legislature has been out of control for years when it comes to placing restrictions on the Second Amendment rights of honest citizens,” SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb observed. “Right now, I wouldn’t suggest to any gun owner that they even travel through the state, much less to it as their final destination.

“Lawmakers in Sacramento,” he continued, “either ignored or have forgotten that in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court incorporated the Second Amendment to the states via the 14th Amendment in SAF’s landmark case of McDonald v. City of Chicago. The Second Amendment’s protection of the right to keep and bear arms applies to state and local governments, but they seem rather oblivious to that fact in the halls of California’s Legislature.”

Of particular concern to Gottlieb is the fact that California steadfastly refuses to recognize concealed carry licenses or permits from other states. The state’s restrictive laws literally leave residents and visitors defenseless.

“If you are licensed to carry in your home state,” he warned, “that license is not recognized in California. It doesn’t matter how many background checks you’ve gone through or whether you took a gun safety course. Your license is no good in the Golden State, which suggests that your safety and the safety of your family are of no concern to state lawmakers or city administrators. You could be prosecuted for having a gun for personal protection, or you might get killed because you didn’t.

“By not going to California,” Gottlieb said, “the life you save may be your own.”


Mark Walters


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