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Jay Knox
Executive Director
The Firearms Coalition 

UN-Helping Jamaica

    (Manassas, VA, July 2, 2007)  The United Nations and the Jamaican government have announced plans for UN assistance to restore order and reduce the island nation’s sky-rocketing crime rates.  Violent crime, particularly “gun violence” has been growing steadily since the Jamaican government passed a complete ban on private possession and ownership of firearms in 1973. 

      Often criticized for exporting marijuana that feeds U.S. drug markets, Jamaicans are now criticizing the United States and other gun-producing nations for feeding their crime problems.

      With the UN’s track record for nation building, it is likely that Jamaica

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ATF Requires Psychic Powers of FFL’s

            (Manassas, VA, 5 June 2007)  The antics of New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, rather than raising questions about the integrity of federally licensed firearms dealers, should be raising questions about the expectations and legal liabilities placed on those dealers.  Current law appears to require a dealer and all of his employees to be skilled mind readers, able to accurately determine the relationship, intentions, and honesty of each of their customers.  The penalties for poor psychic abilities can be personally and professionally devastating, including up to 10 years in prison and a quarter-million dollar fine – for each count!  It is time for gun-voters to demand some relief for these beleaguered businesses.  

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Join The Club

(Manassas, VA, May 30, 2007)  Sick and tired of paranoid and elitist politicians restricting guns for the law-abiding in hopes of curtailing criminals and currying votes? 

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Bothered to see shooting ranges being shut down and chased farther out of town by McMansions and town house communities? 

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Sometimes feel like you’re the only person around who understands the importance of the Second Amendment and the responsibility of gun ownership? 

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Mind Games

(Manassas, VA, May 8, 2007)  On April 30, the Governor of Virginia signed an Executive Order requiring any ruling by a judge or magistrate which says that a person could be a “threat to himself or others” must be reported to the Virginia Crime Statistics Database and shared with the federal government’s National Instant Check System.  This would mean that any such person would lose their right to purchase, own, or possess a firearm for the rest of their life (or until a court restores their rights – something that sounds reasonable, but simply never happens.)

No one would suggest that it is sensible or prudent to make it easier for mentally unstable people to acquire firearms.  Arguments against increased limitations on access to firearms by the mentally ill can not help but seem – well – crazy.  Unfortunately, just because something seems sensible on its face does not mean it truly is sensible and just because an argument is difficult to make does not make it wrong. 

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