Mad as Hell!
do Most gun owners think like gun grabbers?
Lori Broadhead, National Director
Armed Females of America
just finished reading this very disturbing article, "More
Newspapers Drop Gun Classifieds", about
a type of gun control that's happening throughout the country,
right under our noses, and nobody seems to care. Major newspapers
are opting to refuse classified advertisements for gun sales
from anyone who isn't a licensed dealer.
Are they going to restrict ads for antiques painted with lead
paint, next? Or first have an item certified by the Gestapo
that it's not stolen property? What about making people get
a car certified before listing it so we all know exactly what's
wrong with it, making it harder for the seller to lie about
You notice that they're not banning advertisement for karate
classes, or sports equipment (lethal baseball bats), or kitchen
knives! Just so you're not sucked into this controlling behavior,
selling guns through the newspaper is free enterprise, advertising
a legal item through a legal venue, and they have no right
to ban it. Advertising is free speech, isn't it? Newspapers
should know all about that.
What's really disturbing about this is that the newspapers
caved to an anti-rights group calling themselves the "National
Campaign to Close the Newspaper Gun Loophole." But the
most disturbing part is that other anti-rights groups joined
in their campaign to help back the effort. Gun owners won't
unite in any large number for a charity shoot, let alone to
back their cause.
Check out the NCCNGL
web site and look at how many "Participating Organizations"
(link toward the bottom left) they have. We can't get gun
owners to even think alike, let alone participate! We have
to start asking some very pointed questions, here. What are
we doing wrong? What could we be doing differently? Why would
any American jump on the anti-gun bandwagon so quickly but
the average gun owner won't do one thing to save his
or her rights to equal out the "teams" in the fight?
Granted, anti-rights people like to pick and choose which
rights you get to have while personally enjoying
all of theirs. And, they don't realize (or won't acknowledge)
that as soon as our gun rights are taken away, the rest will
quickly follow, even their rights. But you'd think
that gun owners would know better. I always thought gun owners
knew more, were somehow smarter than the gun grabbers, appreciated
America more, wanted to fight for our constitutional
rights. I guess I thought wrong.
I realize that pro-gun organizations all have different agendas
and philosophies, where the anti-gunners have ONE -- take
our guns (read, rights) at any cost! It's not hard
for members to belong and participate when the agenda is laid
out in front of you in such a simple package. But, don't gun
owners see that we're being trampled on over technicalities?
Pro-gun organizations don't want to work together to save
our rights because . . . why? We're right and they're
wrong? (not necessarily meaning AFA) Because we each want
the notoriety? Because "everybody else"
is willing to compromise? Because they don't reflect how I
feel about the Second Amendment or guns in general?
One of the responses to Nicki Fellenzer's NRA article "Betrayal
of Trust" is proof of this. The guy writes,
"I am an Arizona resident. I've worked at a shooting
range, as a firearms salesman, and I am a CCW instructor.
I own 3 glocks, several other pistols, an AK-47, AR-15, and
all sorts of other evil "assault weapons". My degree
is in criminal law, and I consider myself to be very pro-gun.
I've recently read your article on the NRA and I wanted you
to know that I have some disagreements. I share many of your
views about the NRA. I will not compromise on the AWBan either,
it must sunset or the Pol will lose my vote forever. I do,
however, support the NICs system. I have seen felons get denied,
it's a good thing. I can't understand why anybody would have
a problem with an instant background check. I understand being
passionately pro-gun, but do you really think that a felon
right out of florence (prison, ed.) should be able
to walk into any FFL and pick out anything that he wants?
please let me know your response because this issue is the
catalyst that will help me decide to support your organization
or dismiss it.
You, Michael H."
Here's your response, Mr. H. -- You might enjoy being treated
like a common criminal to exercise a Constitutionally protected
right, but I do not! I don't want anyone,
least of all the government, snooping into my background because
of what a criminal might do in the future. These people are
known criminals, they have been convicted of a felony
(not all felonies should be felonies either, by the way).
What are violent criminals doing back out on our streets in
the first place? Why does this seem so natural to talk about
for everyone, that a violent criminal is
not only alive, but out of prison? Why is
letting someone loose on society that will never change and
has killed before an accepted practice to Americans? Why aren't
we allowed to protect ourselves from the very people the government
is turning out and disarming us against?
Violent criminals shouldn't be allowed to walk the streets,
let alone walk into a gun shop, or ice cream shop for that
matter, Mr. H., so why should we be punished because our justice
system isn't working to keep us safe from them? It's our responsibility
to protect ourselves, but our government keeps taking away
our tools. If we all were allowed to have guns with no restrictions,
we'd at least be on an equal playing field with the criminals
the government turns loose on us. As a gun owner you should
know that the majority of criminals don't buy their guns from
a gun shop, they steal them or purchase the "illegal"
ones from the black market.
See what I mean about gun owners thinking like the gun grabbers?
This is just one tiny example, there are many more like Mr.
Gun owners and the respective organizations they choose to
belong to are as different as the guns they choose to own.
How do we unite them? How do we make them understand that
ANY gun control law, regulation, ordinance,
or legislation is illegal under the Bill of Rights and cannot
be tolerated any longer? That some gun owners are part of
Some, like Mr. H., actually like the background check,
some don't mind registering their handguns, some willingly
give a fingerprint to purchase ammunition. Duck hunters don't
want people to own full-autos. Handgunners don't know why
people have to kill animals and deem every hunting rifle a
"sniper rifle." Deer hunters think people who own
handguns are all out to murder somebody (of course I'm generalizing,
but it's not far from the truth). But, they're all NRA members
because they "want to protect the Second Amendment"
(HA! These people will be the downfall of the Second Amendment).
How do we WAKE UP GUN OWNERS, and make them
see how stupid this all sounds, how wrong they are? It's not
okay to be treated like a criminal, Mr. H., Ms. gun owner,
anti-rights zealot! It's not okay, period!
This is where gun rights organization meetings would really
come in handy to get all pro-gun orgs working together and
working as a force multiplier to accomplish our goals.
I hoped that meetings like these would be a main focus of
Armed Females, that our main goal wouldn't be yet another
pro-gun organization, there's already hundreds, probably thousands
across the country, but to focus on getting all those organizations
together, working on the same projects. How can we all come
together if we don't even know where to find each other, or
how many of us there truly are?
I envisioned Armed Females of America as being the hub for
unity. I'm not saying that what we're doing isn't right, or
isn't effective, because I truly believe it is or I wouldn't
be here. Is it enough, though? Are our projects big enough
to make waves, to make people sit up and take notice? Is what
we're doing going to get our rights back faster?
That's the bottom line, isn't it, getting our rights back,
at any cost? Or, is that the problem? "At any cost"
might mean that gun owners have to change their stubborn minds
about gun control. "At any cost" might
mean having to part with a few lousy dollars a few times a
year. The anti-rights crowd don't even blink when they hear,
"at any cost," because it translates to,
"for the children." We're losing our guns
to them at OUR cost, for OUR freedom and
theirs, in the face of our Constitution and Bill of Rights,
and most gun owners refuse to see that, or don't care.
This newspaper loophole organization got all kinds of publicity;
we won't. We won't unless there are millions of us doing the
same thing at the same time, whether that's sending postcards,
marching, boycotting, calling/writing legislators, or even
thinking the same. The anti-gun organizations have a few people
here and a few people there. They might even have big chapters
in large cities, but the few gather and make it seem like
many because they all think the same, they're all
doing the same thing -- taking our guns!
(Getting huge donations from "celebrities" never
hurts either. That will never happen for us so we have to
think, work, and organize smarter than what money can buy.)
We are many, 80-million many, but so many
gun owners are hiding behind the protection of the Second
Amendment or the NRA, or all of these different organizations
with all these different ideals, goals, and philosophies.
How do we change that? How do we make gun owners think alike,
come out from behind their shell, stand up and scream, "I'm
mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more!"?
Your ideas and suggestions are, as always, more than welcome!
is the National Director for Armed Females of America where
she draws from her background as a Training Supervisor to
carry out her duties. She is also devoted to her family, active
in shooting sports, and horsebackriding in her home of Grantsville,
UT. Besides her family, her main passion is her strong desire
for the preservation of our Second Amendment freedoms.
© 2003 by Armed Females
of America. All rights reserved. Permission to
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granted, provided that it is reproduced unedited, in its entirety,
appropriate credit given, and that the author is notified.
What a great editorial :
like to extend my great appreciation and gratitude for what
you and AFA are doing...I think that what you have written
in your article is more than just truth, it is a reality we
need to be completely focused on, hence our name: Guns Unified
Nationally Endorsing Dignity. This has been an absolute goal
and dream of mine to bring gun owners into at least one area
of agreement, on just ONE issue!
|I thought this was/is a
good article/rant,and as a gunowner and NRA member I also am
mad as hell about the division among our ranks.
I recently posted on one of the sites that I frequent often
about- why can't we as" firearms enthusiasts" get
together and have a march similar to the"million mom's
march" to show our solidarity? And believe this-an all
male audience gave no replies.I guess that the belief is that
we have the second ammendment guaranteed, so why say anything
more?JUST PISSED ME OFF! So I decided to reply to this article
after reading the contents.I could be a great deal more frank
on my beliefs on this subject,but it would not be printable
except for "loggers and sailors".
I'm certain that our criminal justice system is broken,and I
don't know of any kind of fix that would work to reform it with
any speed.I do however believe that if all americans were armed
that the death rate would increase for a while,and after, the
country would not have a criminal justice problem,less police
would be needed ,less lawyers,less prisons.Ah but now we're
getting to the root of the problem.
CRIMINALS are BIG BUSINESS! Take away the guns,criminals run
rampant and the legal system becomes self sustaining,more jobs,more
justification for police, prisons,lawyers,etc.,and at the bottom
of the food chain-politicians.....MK...my 2 cents
First let me say that I AGREE with many of the points you
made in your article: Gun owner ARE their own worst enemy.
As someone who is involved at many levels fighting to protect
and regain our rights here in the definitively unfriendly
state of NJ, I am always amazed at the total display of apathy
of most gun owners.
I must report to you, however, an example of such counter-productive
efforts that you might not be so pleased to hear.
I run several Friends of the NRA fund raising dinners each
year. At my dinner last Thursday, someone was placing on tables
all over the hall a little "note" saying how the
"NRA is lying to you" that proceeded to discuss
several issues. The note was 'signed' "Armed Females
We quietly collected the notes and dropped them in the trash.
So YES, I agree that we are our own worst enemies, but I refuse
to attack other pro-gun organizations for their position on
the issue (after all, we ALL agree that our rights and freedom
"...shall not be infringed..." ),
but I do not have a solution to how to stop all the counter-productive
You are joining many other voices in calling out for "Some
one" to lead us into the light. Perhaps the ultimate
answer is to stop calling for "some one" and for
you and I (and others like us) to step into the light and
see who will follow. Problem is, our greatest fear will probably
No one will follow because they are content to let us speak
for them. That is why NRA is so politically powerful: They
DO speak out while the other 70 million gun owners sit on
their collective arses.
Bottom line is: I stopped complaining about why "some
one" isn't doing anything to fix the problem and started
doing something about it myself.
I raise money for NRA, I recruit new members, I teach Firearm
Safety classes, we hold events for Women, Youth, and Minorities
to introduce them to shooting (about 800-1000 new people each
year), I hold political fund-raisers, speak to civic, Scouting,
and Business groups, etc. In
other words, I FIGHT every day to protect my rights.
I hope that you will fight too.
| In other words
how do you convince 80 million people that it is open season
on guns and gun owners. All I've got at the moment is that we
should create a Deck of Gun-Grabbers. NewsMax.com is having
great success with their Deck of Weasels and Deck of Hillary.
I read AFA's articles all I can and I've read this article as
well as "gun owners make me sick" (I think that's
the right title). I get fired up but there is really nothing
in the articles about what to do. I do all that I can with the
resources that I have. With so many pro-gun organizations out
there, and not being a rich man, there are only a few that I
can donate to and become a member. Here's what I do and why
and then afterward, tell me what I can do that would help the
NRA: I am a member. Why when I don't agree with everything they
do (and don't do)? Because they are a thorn in the side of the
anti's. Their name is always brought up as "the NRA made
them do it and we hate the NRA". It makes the socialist
angry and I like that. I have emailed, written to, and called
the NRA to tell them my concerns with some of their policies
but I am not a stupid person, I know that they only exist to
make money off of the Gun Owners and that if they every really
fought for the 2nd and won, they would be out of a job.
GOA: I really like the views and policies of this organization.
Larry is starting to get more "air time" and the organization
is "moving up" as being a recognized thorn in the
side of the socialist/anti-gunners. I am a member of this organization
because I am waging that it will be a contender to take over
and be better than the NRA, in the future.
JPFO: I am not a Jew. I don't even believe in their beliefs.
But I believe in them as people who should know better then
to support gun control. If no one else in this world, they should
be the most firm believers in gun ownership. But, most of the
major Jewish organizations are not of the "Never Again"
crowd, they are of the "Please Again" crowd. I also
like their policies and how they are more aligned with GOA and
may actually join together in the future.
Pink Pistols: I am not gay. I don't believe in the gay life
style. But I believe in them having guns because they are targeted
and are Americans. I don't agree with many people or their life
styles but I believe in America and that everyone has the right
to pursue happiness and to live free to make their own decisions.
That as long as they are not infringing on any of my rights,
they can do whatever they want. Even through it "grosses"
me out to see two men or ladies kissing in public, it doesn't
infringe on me so I have no say in the matter, as is the same
with men/women kissing (straight couples) in public. I am ex-military
so I was trained in no PDA's but I can't force my opinions or
thoughts on others (well, in the real America that is).
Flyers, business cards, booklets: I print out flyers and business
cards and go around in the parking lots at the malls and put
these under wipers. Or, if a business doesn't have gun books
in their magazine racks I give the manager a business card with
"no guns = no money" to your business. I even have
a booklet that I made from varies flyers, articles, etc.. that
I've found on the net. I leave these in places that offer magazines
in their waiting rooms.
So what now? Most of what I've written takes up most of my resources.
I get "yelled at" by articles stating that "I'm
not doing my part" that "I am not giving my all or
every penny that I earn so I am a "bad" gun owner".
Since I work during the day I can't just take off to protest
an anti-gun protest. I have to work so that I can make money,
so that I can support myself as well as the cause with as much
as I can. I go to gun shows when they are in my area and if
there are protesters out, I will give them a business card or
protest the protesters but they are not stupid, they will do
it during a normal working day when we gun owners have to work
and they, on welfare mostly, can do whatever they want.
So, tell me, what now?
Thank you for sharing your top notch thoughts about an extremely
I am sorry if I sound pessimistic, but I don't think we are
ever going to awaken gun owners to what has actually been taking
place in America for quite a few years. I believe most in America
lack the spirit of our forebears, the pioneering, free spirited,
clear objective THINKING that is needed in our society along
I think we are seeing the fruit of the labors of our left-sided
school systems, media and advertising. We have become too fat
in our minds and far too permissive. It will take a life and
struggle...I mean a real life and death struggle to pull some
out of the mental stupor that is so pervasive. But by then,
I think it will be too late. As a few of my collegues say, "medival
times they are a comin". R.
must be kidding, right? You really can't understand why newspapers
don't want to participate in gun sales to just anyone? You people
are insane. But we already know that, judging by that silly
photo of you on your website. Cowgirls unite!
It's very simple--see if you can follow along
here--guns were created for one purpose only--to kill! Furniture,
cars and all the other items you use as examples weren't.
Are you capable of understanding that?
You are so ridiculous you make me wish I was
a man, and that's saying something. Keep up your ranting,
you make the rest of look better when you do.
No name with this
one, of course! ed.
Response to the above. (You wouldn't expect us to keep quiet
must be kidding, right? You really can't understand why newspapers
don't want to participate in gun sales to just anyone? You
people are insane. But we already know that, judging by that
silly photo of you on your website. Cowgirls unite!"
My Goodness! Is this what you liberals call
"compassion?" I call it bigotry and ignorance. Let's
get something straight, madame: No, we cannot and will not
comprehend why newspapers would want to lose profits and potentially
readers by limiting legitimate transactions between consenting
adults. It boggles our minds how easily gullible the decision
makers are and how enemies of self-defense such as yourself
cannot comprehend a simple fact:
THE NEWSPAPER "LOOPHOLE" DOES NOT
AND NEVER HAS EXISTED.
Much like you and your ignorant ilk want to perpetuate the
myth of the gunshow "loophole" - this pathetic attempt
at vilification will also be unsuccessful. So few criminals
buy their guns via newspaper ads, that the Bureau of Justice
Statistics doesn't even register the number. According to
the federal government, the VAST MAJORITY of criminals get
their guns through friends, family, black market, theft or
other illegal means. Don't you think that if newspaper ads
provided easy access for criminals to firearms, they would
actually USE IT? But that doesn't matter to you, because you
are interested in one thing: perpetuating lies to further
No, we don't understand how newspaper editors
and managers can be so gullible as to believe the pernicious
dung you and your liar friends feed them.
Maybe you can explain it to us.
But I doubt it, because you are so blinded
by your ignorance that you are unaware of the facts - as demonstrated
by your next statement.
"It's very simple--see if you can
follow along here--guns were created for one purpose only--to
kill! Furniture, cars and all the other items you use as examples
weren't. Are you capable of understanding that?"
This shows just how historically uninformed
you are. So let's see if you are capable of understanding
Cars were first produced for military use - yes WAR MACHINES.
They were produced to facilitate killing. And yet, you bleat
pathetically about guns, but duly ignore the military purpose
of the NUMBER ONE KILLER IN THE UNITED STATES - automobiles.
But your historical and hysterical ignorance doesn't end there.
So let's see if you are capable of registering this:
Guns are tools.
These tools prevent at least 85,000 crimes
per year (according to gun control advocate economist Phillip
Cook), but most likely even more, according to Florida State
criminologist Gary Kleck, who calculated defensive firearm
uses to be 2.5 million a year. Are you capable of comprehending
that 2.5 MILLION crimes are prevented, and God knows how many
deaths are averted thanks to these extremely effective tools?
Intent nonewithstanding - Guns are responsible
for TWO PERCENT of accidental deaths in children in this country
(CDC numbers, not mine), while cars are responsible for 51
PERCENT. Comparing these numbers, why would anyone with the
exception of those with a political agenda, care what the
intended use is?
And finally, your last little gem of hatred
"You are so ridiculous you make me
wish I was a man, and that's saying something. Keep up your
ranting, you make the rest of look better when you do."
A fine little gem of hatred from an obvious
bigot. Let me lay this out straight for you: Your ignorant
ranting makes you look like a hate monger. If strong, independent
women, capable of taking responsibility for their own safety
and fighting for your freedoms and your ability to defend
yourself make you wish you were a man, I certainly advise
you to seek out a sex change immediately, because we are not
going anywhere. You may want to leave your right to defend
your life and the lives of your children in the hands of the
government. You may want to recoil away at the most effective
tool of self-defense on the market today. You may want to
act like a helpless sheep at the mercy of armed thugs. But
don't you DARE excoriate others for not conforming to your
warped view of femininity. Nothing can make the "rest
of you" look better, because by sending hate mail to
people you've never met and could never outmatch in passion,
conviction and intelligence you demonstrate your complete
Congratulations on making yourself look like
a bed-wetting dullard.
Armed Females of America
|Dear Lori Broadhead;
I was compelled to write to you regarding your recent article,
I'm Mad as Hell! (Why do Most gun owners think like gun grabbers?).
It was offered in a gun owners forum/community in which I participate,
and opinions begin to fly. I believe it has been a healthy exchange
and speaks to a point sorely in need of addressing.
I was feeling a bit crestfallen after reading 'R. Henry's' pessimism,
and then kicked in the gut by the rancor of the rabid socialist
And then it hit me. Perhaps there is hope. Of course there was
no name on the final post! The anti-rights movement is all sneering
sarcasm, personal attacks and insults. It is all that they can
offer. They have only knee-jerk reactionism fueled by misconception,
misinformation and an all-consuming fear. Our rights -- to bear
arms and otherwise -- are protected; the burden falls to them
to deny them. It is easy to see how we have rested on our laurels,
sniggering at the 'anti-gun' nuts thinking, "Don't worry,
it'll never happen". Indeed, maybe it never will, but only
by switching our focus from dismissal to a convicted optimism.
In a society where violence has become a problem it has been
easy to point the finger at inanimate objects and justify stripping
away rights in the name of "making our streets safer",
the fact that violent crime and gun ownership among the law-abiding
are inversely proportional notwithstanding.
Amid the arm-waving and shrill cries of the left, we gun owners
and pro-rights activists largely quietly plug along on the road
to Truth. We must make our voices heard; write or lawmakers
and journalists, talk about the positive aspects of gun ownership
to those receptive to the discussion and, most importantly,
vote. From the NRA to the AFA, GOA, on down to "Jane's
Shooting Club" we have a message and a voice. The right
to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. We abide by the
laws, thereby proving that we are not nuts (No, Ms. Anonymous,
we are not insane. Psychiatrists, by the way call that projection.)
and fight to affect real change.
Thank you, Lori for raising the point. Perhaps it will stir
others as it has stirred me and we will act more as one in a
cause to preserve freedom, liberty and the safety of our streets
through responsible gun ownership.
The liberal media are in bed with the liberal, firearm-hating
politicians. According to Charles Shumer (Sen. D., N.Y.), Sen.
Diane Feinstein (D., CA.) and their ilk, the Bill of Rights
contain NINE (9) Amendments: 1, 3, 4-10!
Sen. Feinstein was quoted as saying, when voting to maintain
the ban on "assault rifles", (paraphrasing) if I could
I'd vote today to take all firearms from everyone, Mr.&
Mrs. America, all firearms confiscated and illegal to own. The
typical mindset of the extreme, liberal left...twice as bad
as she is from California.
Lori, that's what we're up against. It will take a POWERFUL
pro-gun lobby and Republican leaders with balls to gain our
rights back...as stated in the Second Amendment.
|I enjoyed your article and
have seen the same problems over the last couple of years. I've
been a long time NRA supporter but after checking out GOA and
other organizations I find that the NRA hasn't been the friend
I thought it was. The NRA comprimises and declares victory.
I have always been comforatable around firearms, having grown
up in a gunshop, and see them as the tools they are. I cringe
as the liberal press highlights firearm violence over all other
and he PC environment cuts the legs off of rational discusion.
All my non gun owning friends are actually afraid of the device
itself. In one instance with a group of 8 people, I was showing
off my new Beretta 92 with the Operation: Enduring Freedom engraving
(open w/o mag) and #8 shows up and walks into the room, sees
what we are doing and literally backs out of the room and goes
to a different part of the house. The rest of us looked dumfounded
at his reaction but realized that his ultra liberal docter wife
has throughly clipped his nads.
When the subject of firearms comes up in conversation, the fearful
quickly add that they are afraid of them and will nothing to
do with them. When quizzed about why they are afraid of an inanimate
chunk of metal, they either don't know or believe that the item
is evil. I've gotten a couple out to a range and watched their
hesitation disapear but the majority are dead set in maintaining
their fear. It is these uneducated ones that are so easily manipulated
by the anti self defense crowd. I'd like to find some program
that designed to free these minds from their matrix of fear
Texas (still free as of June 20)
|I just read your
article concerning uniting gun owners and thought it was great.
Unfortunately I don't think it will ever happen. I know plenty
of people who own guns or support gun ownership, but I am the
only one who cared enough to join an organization that fights
for my rights ( I am a lifetime member of the NRA). The sad
fact is, these people just don't care. And when all firearms
are banned, they will be the first ones in line to give up their
freedoms. They are just too lazy and pathetic to get involved.
At the same time these anti-gun zealots are relentless, and
I do believe that they will ultimately be successful. But I
will never give up my freedom nor my guns to anyone. As Charlton
Heston proclaims, "From my cold, dead hands!"
Scott M. F.
"Associate yourself with men of quality if you esteem
your reputation, for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company."
You cite a lamentable fact about most people
in this country... they don't want to get involved. Haven't
quite figured that one out myself yet. Maybe it's just unvarnished
Personally, I think the problem is multi-faceted.
People don't think they can make a difference. They don't
want to make the effort (because there are things they'd rather
do). They don't understand the problem, or (and this is the
big one) they don't think it will affect them. In today's
society, to get people involved you need to convince people
that if they don't take the desired action, then something
bad will happen to them. Personally. Really, it's game theory.
If the "cost" of the expected outcome times the
probability of the outcome is less than the cost to be involved,
they just aren't interested... even if they could do the math.
So if they're going to lose their $1000 shotgun, but they
think the odds are 1 in 1000 that it will happen (to them
personally), they they'll be willing to give you about $1
worth of effort. Which is nothing.
On the other hand, if you can put a charismatic
leader out front to lead the herd... (Isn't that what Heston
But look on the bright side - the anti-gunners
aren't doing much better. I recently signed up to attend a
local "Million Mom March" meeting, just to see what
they were up to. Who knows? I might get a chance to ask some
really embarrassing questions! But in the process, I learned
that their great nation-wide local-level meeting plan has
managed to scare up just over 1000 people. Total. For all
50 states. 20 people per state. For a meeting that's planned
for about two weeks from now.
They've sent notices to everyone on their
email list - a couple times each. The meetings are local -
no great traveling required. They're free. And the agenda
includes preserving the "assault weapon law", etc.,
with all the usual, "We must save the world" rhetoric.
Of that 1000 people, there's no indication
of how many will actually attend a meeting. If they have 100%
attendance, at this point they're looking at fewer than 1100
So take heart. The anti-gunners aren't any
better organized. And truth isn't on their side.
Kurt A., J.D.
might want to remove the commie picture of the chick flexing
her right arm - are you too stupid to realize that that is
a very old(like WW2) USSR propaganda image? Paints your cause
in entirely the wrong light.
Get rid of the commie and replace with something more american.
World War II, an unprecedented number of American women
responded to government encouragement to enter the high-paying
world of heavy war-production industry. Women who had
worked at pink-collar jobs, or in lower-paying women's
industrial jobs, flocked to war production work as an
opportunity to learn new skills and make higher wages.
The documentary The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter
presents these women's experiences as they developed
throughout the war years, and after, when the men came
marching home. Some of the valuable elements of the
film are interviews with several of the women who entered
war production work. When watching the film, pay attention
to the juxtaposition of their stories and experiences
with government propaganda films which encouraged women
to become war workers, described their work on the lines,
and then encouraged them to "return to their homes"
after the war was over."
To milspace:,As you can see from above
the lady flexing her arm is a patriotic WW11 poster
called Rosie the Riveter. When men went off to war,
women filled in the work force to build ships,tanks
and airplanes. The motto for these heroic women was
"We can do it"! Rosie and other like posters
were definitely not "commie". Unfortunately
you are severely undereducated and probably just another
victim of selected history deletions in whatever school
you may have attended.My condolences for your loss.
Armed Females of America.
|I completely agree
with your editorial. It was terrific and I faced this sort of
gun owner anti-gun biasness myself.
I was at the range one day sighting in my
brand new .50 Cal bolt action rifle. Next to me was a guy
sighting in his 308 bolt action rifle. When he say me unbag
my rifle his comment was "your not going to use that
thing here are you!? in a loud and disgusted manner.
What makes this more interesting I knew this
guy from work as he was one of our vendors from the Big Blue
Company (not named). He took the usual I don't see why anyone
would own one of those approaches.
He promptly went to the range master to complain.
Fortunately me being a 5 year member at the time and always
in good standing with the range master. They found another
bench for "Him" to move to.
My point is these rifles were completely identical
in function and use. Yet our average community feels like,
if I don't have one why should you? Kinda like the pick-up
driver versus the sports car driver, versus the SUV owner.
The only difference between the 2 is politicians
pass laws pitting one bias against another when it comes to
firearms. America needs to wake up and stop the "If I
don't own it, who cares if they out law it approach",
because sooner then latter your hobby will be the target of
the next anti-whatever law.
I'm 40 and never dreamed politicians around
the world would try to outlaw "Toy guns". Nothing
is beyond a politicians legislative pen and nothing is safe
from politicians. Keep in mind politicians by nature are control
freaks why else would they run for office other than to control
what you are allowed to do.
Now every Christmas I hand out stockings filled
with toy guns, knives, GI Joes and Jane's, Cow Girls and Boys,
Grandpa Jack comic books, and old copies of the original comic
Batman and Captain America when they carried Colt .45's on
their hips, before the politically correct people corrupted
the comic book industry. I never hand out Superman comics,
to me he represents an illegal alien wearing the red Socialist
uniform representing the governments I will protect you since
your are took weak syndrome.
|Thanks for your article
on why gunnies sometimes sound like gun grabbers. I agree with
what you say. I have expressed most of the same thoughts over
the past several years. Here is what I think ought to be done:
1. Raise a lot of money.
2. Hire the best advertising agency in the advertising profession.
We need to sell the general public, as well as the gunnies,
cops, anti-gunners, and everybody else, on the RKBA. We need
to bring them to want, and to believe they NEED the RKBA, all
types of guns, etc.. The people who sell the public on cars,
cosmetics, and deodorants know how to do that.
3. Keep raising more and more money. You will need to keep the
advertisers producing the advs. And, you will have to keep paying
the media high prices over the long haul.
1. Find people who know how to raise a lot of money and get
them to work for you -- and keep working for you.
I hope this helps. Bill M.
|Just wanted you
to know that I agree with you and I do my best to help.
Dear Ms Broadhead
I have just Finished reading your article "Why do Most
gun owners think like gun grabbers?"
I agree with every word and sentiment in your writing. However
I feel you have missed one logical point that must be made.
Maybe missed is the wrong word here, possibly the case simply
must be made stronger. The criminal background check seems
to be logical to most, and must therefor be attacked by
a stronger and more logical argument. We must convince the
public that the government is the biggest threat to human
life, freedom and rights that exists, that is all rights,
not just second amendment rights.
#1) We could build a case against government first with
a brief history of government evils, from owning slaves,
to Jim Crow laws, the internment of Japanese for no reason
in WWII, the blacklisting and destroyed lives of the McCarthy
#2) Point out how these evils were paired with gun control
to oppress persons, this is especially true with Jim Crow
laws and the lynching, raping and other crimes perpetrated
against black men and women.
#3) Then make the case for any gun control leading eventually
to registration and confiscation, such as Nazi Germany and
Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, where gun control laws under the
British were used to disarm and then oppress millions. And
that's only two.
#4) Then establish a clear gun control-genocide link. Finally
leading back to the fact that the founding fathers gave
us Rights to protect us FROM GOVERNMENT, not from other
people. Rights protect us from government, the law protects
us from each other, at least in the opinions of the founders.
Please do not take this criticism as critical, I love your
writing and would not hit the links to your site from the
JPFO if I did not.
Thanks for taking the time to read this
very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains
interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's
"The best we can hope for concerning the people
at large is that they be
properly armed." - Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist
Papers at 184-188.
You are 100% correct in your articles. One of the major problems
in this country is most of the population does not have the
comprehension and understanding concerning the 2nd amendment.
It is not only the "militia" statement, it is the
realization that our forefathers intended the 2nd amendment
to protect us and ALL of our Constitution against the corruptiveness
of our political leaders. Liberal politicians KNOW and UNDERSTAND
this fact. They indeed have a fear that someday the liberal
policies will lead to an armed protest of these policies and
so we the American must be disarmed NOW!!! The average American
has to be educated on these facts. A major problem of course,
is most Americans are ignorant enough to be mislead by the media,
which is in bed with the entertainment industry to undermine
the conservative and preservative principles of this nation.
Armed Females of America
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