Celebrate National Exercise Your Rights Day with me this Tuesday (August 28).
I'll be at the Maryland/DC event at:
Realco Guns, Inc.
6108 Marlboro Pike
District Heights, MD 20747
I'll be there a bit before Noon and stay through 2:00.
Anyone in the DC metro area is encouraged to stop by and join us anytime during those two hours.
Even if you can only stop by for a few minutes on your lunch hour to show your support and buy a box of ammo.
Hope to see many of you there.
Here is the list of planned events from the Brady Bunch:
- a rally at a park in Newark near the school where the recent shootings took place
- a protest at a gun store in Maryland that is responsible for the most crime guns found in Washington, D.C.
- Dallas: a march down Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and rally at a local church
- Denver: a silence vigil to protest recent shootings
- Duluth, Minn.: a bell-ringing for gun violence victims at city hall
- Ewing, N.J.: a kick-off BBQ for Operation Ceasefire
- Houston: a “freeway blog” over a busy highway
- Minneapolis: an anti-violence coalition breakfast and Protest Easy Guns lie-in
- Philadelphia: Protest Easy Guns lie-in and community forum
- Phoenix: a candlelight vigil at the Arizona state capitol
- San Diego: community forum on illegal guns
- and Protest Easy Guns Lie-Ins in Seattle, Raleigh, Philadelphia, Portland (Maine), Minneapolis, St. Paul, Richmond (Calif.), and Springfield (Ill.)
In addition, a statewide letter writing campaign is being organized in California to build support for a crime-fighting “microstamping” bill being considered by the State Legislature.
If you can attend any of these events, please do so and let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Good, the Bad, and Jesse Jackson
Yesterday and today have been Good News – Bad News and very full.
A friend invited me to attend a local Friends of NRA Banquet last night. I always enjoy the banquets and am very supportive of the work of the NRA Foundation. I spent many years working on Friends Committees helping to put together banquets in Arizona, Washington State, and Idaho. I've attended many banquets and acted as MC for at least 7 or 8 over the years, but I've never won anything more than a small houseplant and a pocket knife sharpener – until last night. I am now the proud owner of a brand new Weatherby .257 rifle! Woo Hoo!!!
More Good News: Some of you might recall I mentioned that I had an article scheduled to come out in a major gun publication…
Well it finally hit the news stand. It's a feature article on how to introduce people to guns Continue reading Update 08/24/07
One of the great advantages of this new web management system is that it is very easy to add content. One of the shortcomings is that it does not allow us to manipulate the "Latest News" feature in the top menu – thus the listing of a column from 2005 at the top of "Latest News". As I dig up old articles that I want to share, the system automatically lists the newest additions even when those additions might not actually be "new" or "news."
I would encourage visitors to the site to not only look at "Latest News" and "Most Popular", but to pop into each of the major areas to se what interesting item might have been posted since your last visit. There is usually a new "Knox Report" every week. "News Flashes" and "Alerts" can appear at any time as can blog entries from Chris or me (and eventually from Mom). And of course, we're having some fun with videos too.
Soon you should be able to interact with us and other readers by posting responses in our "Blog" areas. In the mean time, please don't hesitate to drop us a note with questions, comments, or suggestions either through the "Contact" form or directly to me a: Jeff at FirearmsCoalition.org.
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Yours for the Second Amendment,
Good friend Henry Heymering of the group Maryland Shall Issue asked me for some clarification about some of my comments regarding the "Parker" case. Here is my reply: Continue reading Parker and Beyond…
I had the opportunity to speak briefly about the Parker case at a recent Virginia Citizen's Defense League meeting and someone was thoughtful enough to post my comments on You-Tube.
For clarification, the long question that is inaudible was asking whether DC was going to be forced to repeal their law while the case was under appeal – I don't think so. There was also a question about SCOTUS dividing the decision and only hearing part of it – Again, I don't think that will happen.
BUT – I am not a lawyer and there is no guarantee of what the Supreme Court will do. Having studied the court and the case rather thoroughly and having spoken with lots of lawyers and professional court watchers, I am pretty confident in my evaluation.
Click below to view the video.
Continue reading Parker discussion at VCDL meeting
Several years ago I took a trip out to Las Vegas for a free macinegun course at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute.
Founder, Ignatius Piazza offered an impressive image of the future for the property and a vision for turning around public perception of the "gun culture." Since then, there have been some arguments and rumors flying, but Piazza has kept on plugging with quality training, and innovative marketing and PR.
Front Sight's latest offer is a scheme to put them at the top of all of the search engines and greatly increase their visibility. To accomplish this, they're offering a free training course for anyone who places the following links on their web site:
Continue reading Front Sight Training Offer