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are to honor charlton heston with a forever-stamp, perhaps it is propitious to deal with 2nd Amendment Controversies, rationalizing them for Libs who are eager to confiscate firearms, even if it were to prompt amending the Bill of Rights; not being a member of the NRA or the Gun Owners of America, it has nevertheless become apparent that conservatives reflexly claim the 5-Freedoms in the 1st Amendment are promptly followed by a clause that the Framers intended to empower people to protect themselves from governmental infringement thereupon. Also, Guzzardi notes the PA Constitution [21: The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.] is more direct than is the US Constitution [eliminating reference to a militia]; therefore, absent any reference to insurrection, it is necessary to reinforce this right. {BEN CARSON has succinctly explained why the Founders wrote the Second Amendment.} This blast encompasses hyperlinks culled from myriad sources during the past year, again minimizing commentary and maximizing the capacity for headlines to follow the maxim res ipso loquitur. They tell the tale of how gun-rights have been reinforced, despite BHOs consistent efforts to politicize each/every event that has transpired; also, they demonstrate how this controversy has been manufactured [to a great degree] because of the desire to create a distraction from an otherwise-poor track-record. As a result of having compiled this themed-blast, the reader should assume that articles encountered in the future will be circulated only if they either contradict a point already made or prompt clarification. To facilitate the ability to follow the logical-thread throughout this blast, note that after the introissues encompassed include the UN-Gambit, Bloomberg, Navy Yard, self-defense, confiscation-threat, and the raging PR-Battle (reacting to Real-Life Events). Thos who may perceive such a lengthy blast e-mail as overwhelming are invited to channel the difficulty encountered when assembling it cogentlyand then are asked to overcome feeling overwhelmed by skimming topics and delving into articles only to the degree to which particular issues have piqued interest. As always, critique is invited. Amazingly, even the Ninth Circuit Court Again Struck-Down Californias Gun Control Law recently [Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled "San Diego County violates the Constitution's Second Amendment by requiring residents to show 'good cause' " before being allowed "to obtain a concealed carry permit"], illustrating the view that there really should be very little controversy regarding private gun ownership; furthermore, when I chatted with Mike Fitzpatrick after he dropped a bill [comparable to Toomeys] that would close loopholes, I noted two defects that were indefensible [definition of mental illness needed clarification, and empowering any AG to apply even more prosecutorial discretion was unwise]. {Note that a Proposed policy is to allow concealed weapons in 'non-sensitive areas' of PA campuses.} After I told our core-group that, after having read todays mail, it seemed Guzzardis latest tally was just-below 2000 and the count of 10 counties greater than 100+ was a bit marginal, I was reassured that mega-signatures will be arriving via overnight-mail within a few hours [e.g., 19 signatures from Bucks, 6 from Philly, 50 from Berks, etc.]; having been vetting their quality, only a half-dozen are potentially-deficient. Thus, blasted were optimistic statements that reflected our collective mood, as the formal filing-plan came into focus; others were scrambling to provide a buffer, although we did not feel it necessary to accrue twice-the-total [~4000] because circulators are seasoned.

Into this mindset came an e-mail that perhaps conveys the politics of the strong feelings nurtured by firearm-enthusiasts [channeled by a patient who is forever armed-to-the-teeth, even when she travels to receive her chemo-Rx]. Note what just arrived: I just told Bob I have 130 from Bucks County. I am doing the Leesport gun show tomorrow with [a friend]. [Another friend] is doing the Lancaster gun show with [a third friend]. I will work out how to get them to Bob. Vote-rich groups such as these enthusiasts constitute constituencies that will presumably be targeted after Guzzardi is certified but, certainly, these people can be expected to voteand to draw their friends/family into this process. Thematically, these blasts have lambasted BHO, and he again invited condemnation; he inserted stealth-sections in this years Budget to fund 'Improved Background Checks' and Forced Dealer Inspections. {He is so ideologically incorrigible, it is unbelievable.} Indeed, BHO Clamped Down on Guns while he loosened Restrictions on Marijuana, for BHO is the-most-rabidly-anti-gun-president-in-history. OBAMA BYPASSED CONGRESS ON GUN BACKGROUND CHECKS, instead signing-23-executive-orders-on-new-gun-laws and Obama Admin. Proposed New Gun Background Check Measures that appear DOA [intended to clarify gun restrictions for the mentally ill and to make it easier to add information about mental health restrictions into the federal background check system]. Obama administration proposed new executive actions on gun background checks, while BHO said-he-will-use-executive-action-on-gun-control [as has reflexly been done]; Obama also asked-Congressional-Black-Caucus-To-Keep-Marching-For-Gun-Control, essentially saying To USA ~> Care More About Gun Control ~> While I Arm Al-Qaeda. While obama-declared-open-season-on-illegal-guns, darrell-issa charged BHO with waging-a-war-on-guns-with-rogue-atf-sting-operations rather than with rule-of-law. Local events have paralleled many of those [vide infra] occurring nationally; a state trooper cant have gun when not working and a PA Police Chief is Willing to Lose Job for the 2nd Amendment. Meanwhile, PA universities may scrap any uniform gun policy [The existing proposal would ban weapons in campus buildings and at sporting events, outdoor class meetings and assemblies; guns generally would be allowed in outdoor areas and in parked cars. Some critics, including the faculty union, called for an outright weapons ban, while gun rights supporters said it went too far and would endanger safety.]. Also, a Joint State Government Commission released the report, Violence Prevention in Pennsylvania. The report, commissioned by a 2013 Senate Resolution introduced by State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery, Bucks), makes 44 recommendations to help prevent violence, addressing school safety, mental health, responsible gun ownership, and violence in media.

The UN Gambit Failed BHO failed in an attempt to use a back-door approach to achieving Gun Control; Conservatives viewed this as that brief, glorious moment in history when everyone stands around...reloading. BHO [and Bloomberg] wanted Americans to Turn Over Their Rights & Sovereignty to United Nations but, instead, Congress Will Not Fund [and, therefore, not enter into the] U.N. Arms Treaty Implementation. [Championed by the Obama Administration, it would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms, affecting all private gun owners in the U.S.; additional language would have implemented an international gun registry on all private guns and ammo.] Regardless of how one personally interprets the 2nd Amendment, Americans must not relinquish any Constitutional rights to the U.N., an anti-American, completely-incompetent, morally-bankrupt, embarrassment of an organization. Yet, again, because Dems are so "Party" allegiant that they will subordinate American self-determination to a 3rd party, they chose this approach rather than arguing their point [despise private gun ownership] and proposing a Constitutional Amendment. The 53-46 vote showed 46 Dems were willing to give away our Constitutional rights to a foreign power. Here are the 46 senators: Baldwin (D-WI) Baucus (D-MT) Bennett (D-CO) Blumenthal (D-CT) Boxer (D-CA) Brown (D-OH) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Coons (D-DE) Cowan (D-MA) Durbin (D-IL)j Feinstein (D-CA) Franken (D-MN) Gillibrand (D-NY) Harkin (D-IA) Hirono (D-HI) Johnson (D-SD) Kaine (D-VA)

King (I-ME) Klobuchar (D-MN) Landrieu (D-LA) Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI) McCaskill (D-MO) Menendez (D-NJ) Merkley (D-OR) Mikulski (D-MD) Murphy (D-CT) Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-FL) Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV) Rockefeller (D-WV) Sanders (I-VT) Schatz (D-HI) Schumer (D-NY) Shaheen (D-NH) Stabenow (D-MI) Udall (D-CO) Udall (D-NM) Warner (D-VA) Warren (D-MA) Whitehouse (D-RI) Wyden (D-OR) Despite this loss and ongoing scrutiny of the NRA the Lefties persist; for example, GUN CONTROL GROUPS OUTSPENT NRA and GOA 7:1 ON ADVERTISING SINCE SANDY HOOK, illustrating why OFA [BHOs street-organizing group] and Anti-Gun Groups Politicize Sandy Hook Anniversary and Obama Marked Sandy Hook Anniversary With Call for More Gun Control. Yet, despite the NFLs antigun efforts and the efforts of Gabrielle Giffords [who launched a PAC to Help Gun Control Supporters], newtowndidnt-lead-to-gun-control; indeed, the Missouri Senate passed a gun law nullification bill while the Arizona Senate Took-Up Nullification of Federal Gun Laws. Also, Gun Owners Turned Ohio Gun-Control Rally into 'an NRA Rally', constituting an epic-fail; ultimately, a gallup poll concluded that americansfault-mental-health-system for gun-violence. {Also, note this hilarious-gun-commercialand its ending.}

The Bloomberg Gambit Failedin Colorado and Elsewhere Bloomberg's Gun Control Group Pushed Ahead Amid Scrutiny, although one Mayor Quit Bloomberg's Gun Control Group Because Goal Was 'Confiscation'; indeed, Dems Asked Bloomberg to Back-Off his Gun Control Push, as he moved beyond advocating expanded background checks to actually targeting Senators who did not support more gun control in 2013. Illustrating the effect of a compliant media, Politico Ran Bloomberg's Claim that Seven Kids Are Murdered with Guns Each Day without vetting it; although there are many reasons why he won in VA, Bloomberg Talked with Gun Control Ally McAuliffe About Virginia Election ahead-of-time, prompting McAuliffe to be Endorsed By Anti-Gun Mayors; thus, it is likely Bloomberg May Court McAuliffe to Bring Gun Control to Virginia. The [Arapahoe High School] Colorado shooting [Karl Halverson Pierson, an 18-year-old student wounded one other student before shooting and killing himself with a shotgun] yielded tremendous turmoil, not the least of which was grudging awareness that the Senate's Gun Control Bill Would Not Have Stopped him. Also, suppressed was awareness of the shooters socialist views, a phenomenon that would not have occurred had he harbored right-wing views. [Classmates said he held-communist-views and wassmart-and-outspoken, Media Worked To Keep his Profiles Secret, he spewed-democrattalking-points-on-social-media, Denver Post Scrubbed 'Socialist' from his Description; also, The Denver Post reported he had "very strong political beliefs" and that one of his Facebook posts tore into Republicans as the political party that wanted people to die.] In any case, Polling thereafter showed that 50% of Coloradans Wanted Armed Teachers in Schools; when punitive bills were passed, magpul-industries-moved-out-of-coloradoover-gun-control-legislation, as promised. Regarding gun-free zones, the media didnt report the little-known fact that the colorado-shooting was over-in-80-seconds-becauseof-armed-staff-member. In any case, the-gun-control-moment-passed, and a recall election was successful. recalls-in-colorado-show-gun-bills-awakened-a-sleeping-giant Both Anti-Gun Senators Angela Giron AND John Morse RECALLED in Colorado Colorado Lawmakers Ousted in Recall Vote Over Gun Law Colorado finally has something about which to brag [in addition to Michelle Malkin & Vodkapundit]. colorado-voters-kick-out-gun-grabbing-democrat-state-senators-morse-and-giron colorado-dems-face-historic-recall-over-gun-votes Passion Defeats Money in Colorado Recall Elections CO Sen Morse's Concession Speech: Loss Is 'Purely Symbolic,' Democrats Still In Control Gun Control: Media Rebuked (Again) In Colorado Recall CO-Recalls-Are-Microcosm-Of-2014-Congressional-Elections Colorado Senate President John Morse, state Sen. Angela Giron ousted colorado-recalls-a-setback-from-gun-control-supporters-nationally/ Hickenlooper-softens-talk-on-gun-control MORNING JOE DEALS WITH COLORADO GUN CONTROL DEFEAT Colorado Recall Stifles Gun Effort in Congress Pro-Recall Forces to Take Next Step in CO: Repeal Gun Control Laws CO RECALL: 'WE WON AND NOW WE WANT MORE'

ppp-totally-nailed-the-recall-of-angela-giron-trust-them Dem Polling Firm PPP Buried Poll Unfavorable to Recalled CO Legislator Yet, illustrating the ongoing hysteria about such concerns is a spate of over-reactions by adults to the type of behavior which suddenly is condemned among children [10-Year Old Suspended for Pointing Finger Like Gun, 7th-grader-suspended-for-playing-with-airsoft-gun-in-own-yard, suspended-studentmay-be-expelled-for-rest-of-the-year-for-playing-with-toy- in-his-own-yard, and 12-year Old RI Student Suspended For Small Keychain Gun]. What ever happened to playing cowboys and Indians?

Navy Yard Shooting Gun-Free Zones Thematic, here, is the generic-query When Did Military Bases Become 'Gun-Free Zones'? When the usual suspects choose sides, it is amazing how the Dems combine with the Establishment -GOP [DAVID FRUM BLASTS GUN RIGHTS ADVOCATESlets-not-wait-to-talk-about-gun-control], despite the fact that the media-uses-false-narrative-about-ar-15-to-push-gun-control. Perhaps not so amazing was the observation that the Media Lost Interest in Navy Murders Due to Lack of Anti-Gun Narrative [e.g.,] and that the navy-yard-murderer-aaron-alexis-created-webpage-with-name-mohammed-salem; also, perhaps predictable was the fact that BHO said Navy Shooting Proves Need for More Gun Control, even while it was transpiring [President turned deeply political as shooting rampage unfolds]. Subsequent investigation was naught, even when it was found that the Navy Yard Gunman and Snowden had been Vetted by Same Firm [GOVERNMENT MISSED NAVY YARD SHOOTER RED FLAGS]; the chickens came home to roost @ CNN, however, when Piers Morgan Hawked New Gun Control Book Within Days of Navy Yard Shootingand later was blasted by Ben Shapiro [CNN's Morgan Slams Down Constitution, Calls It 'Your Little Book'], perhaps triggering events that have now led to his having been fired from his prime-time slot (for he will have been supplanted within three weeks). Problems with Obama's Navy Yard Speech the Media Still Ignore - The mainstream media have awoken to the fact that Obama's partisan attack on Republicans during the Navy Yard attack on Monday may not have been the best idea, even if only for tactical reasons. It is encouraging that the media have noticed Obama's attack, although most networks cut away after he briefly mentioned the Navy Yard shooting. while, navy-yard-mass-killing-unfolding, obama-warns of extreme-wing-republicans obama-demands-gun-curbs-laments-gun-rights-in-navy-yard-shooting-speech Obama: Fight for Gun Laws 'Ought to Obsess Us'

Obama's Opportunism at Navy Yard Shooting Memorial: Crusade for New Gun Laws 'Ought to Obsess Us' obama-hints-that-he-will-again-make-a-push-to-attack-american-gun-rights obama-says-navy-yard-shooting-shows-better-gun control needed obama-possibly-hints-new-gun-control-effort-statement-navy-shooting krauthammer-obliterates-obama-for-being-partisan-post-dc-navy-yard-murders The remaining hyperlinks encompass other facets of what transpired; none alters the above-views. Armed Emergency Response Team Ordered to Stand Down at Navy Yard as Shooting Started shocking-video-father-of-navy-officer-says-they-had-guns-but-no-ammo-during-navyyard-shooting AMERICA TURNS TO FOX NEWS DURING NAVY YARD SHOOTING Why the Media's Fixation on the AR-15 Is Foolish 'Happy Days' Star Pounces on Navy Yard Shooting to Promote Gun Control dc-rep-claims-no-terrorism-in-navy-yard-shooting-says-dc-safest-city-in-the-usa d.c.-cops-under-orders-to-arrest-tourists-with-empty-bullet-casings TWO POLLS SHOW GUN CONTROL EVEN LESS POPULAR AFTER NAVY YARD SHOOTING Feinstein's Weapons Ban Exempts Shotgun Used by Navy Yard Shooter feinstein-calls-for-new-gun-control-laws-again-after-navy-yard-shooting Feinstein Calls for Further 'Debate' on Gun Control in Wake of DC Shooting The Nuclear Option: Terror Reigns in the Land of Gun Control Washington Navy Yard security weakened through cost-saving measures Politicians, media outlets red-faced over wrong claims about gun in Navy Yard shootings white-house-spokesman-says-its-inappropriate-to-talk-gun-control-and-thenimmediately-talks-about-gun-control NAVY YARD SHOOTER 'OBSESSED WITH VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES' Gunman in Navy Yard Rampage Was Hearing Voices this-isnt-another-gun-control-moment-navy-yard-newtown gun-grabbing-medias-narrative-crumbles-navy-yard-shooting-suspect-reportedly-notarmed-with-ar-15 Urgent Need for Security Clearance, Not Gun Control FBI: Navy Yard gunman had shotgun, got handgun, no assault rifle

liberal-gun-policies-just-killed-12-more-people This was a gun-free zone, a DEADLY COMBINATION [POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IN A GUN-FREE ZONE]; this occurs on-campus [even when such policy-fails-to-deter-dangerous-gunman-somehow] and in the shopping-malls [COLUMBIA MALL SHOOTING: ANOTHER GUN-FREE ZONE], but this did not forestall a DEM REP and an MSNBC HOST FROM EXPLOITING MALL SHOOTING TO CALL FOR GUN CONTROL.

Self-Protection Rationale American as Apple-Pie Feelings of people who wish to be empowered to engage in self-defense are reflected in the comments of miss-kansas-theresa-vail [tattooed and supportive of guns & the military], who breaks stereotypes; simply put, they feel a gun-in-your-hand-is-still-the-best-protection, as illustrated by multiple examples of gun-usage by potential-victims as a crime-deterrent [man-attacked-then-charged-with-murder-afterkilling-bad-guy-with-gun, Detroit Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder During Break-In, Detroit Police Chief feels Concealed Carry Deters Crime and Saves Lives, 90-Year-Old Laundromat Owner Pulls Gun and Robber Flees, houston-man-shoots-and-wounds-naked-aggressive-home-intruder, i-thank-god-i-had-agun; disabled-64-year-old-woman-uses-9mm-glock-to-fight-off-drugged-up home-intruder, son-shootsburglar-pointing-gun-at-father; i-wasnt-going-to-have-my-dad-die-in-front-of-me, armed-citizens-takedown criminals with guns, man attacked-then-charged-with-murder-after-killing-bad-guy-with-gun, and Teens in Muslim garb try/fail to rob NJ gun shop]. Thus, noting the dramatic increase in gun purchases, articles have appeared addressing how-to-choose-your-first-home-defense-gun and gun safety; also, it is not surprising that NRA MAG HAS REPLACED MAXIM IN MAGAZINE TOP 25. 11 YR. OLD SHOOTS ILLEGALS in BUTTE, MONTANA Shotgun preteen vs. Illegal-alien Home Invaders... Two illegal aliens, Raphael Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza, 26, probably believed they would easily overpower home-alone 11-year-old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two-story home. It seems the two crooks never learned two things: they were in Montana and Patricia had been a clay-shooting champion since she was nine. Patricia was in her upstairs room when the two men broke through the front door of the house. She quickly ran to her father's room and grabbed his 12-gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun. Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor only to be the first to catch a near point blank blast of buckshot from the 11-year-old's knee-crouch aim. He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen and genitals.

When Garza ran to the foot of the stairs, he took a blast to the left shoulder and staggered out into the ...street where he bled to death before medical help could arrive. It was found out later that Resindez was armed with a stolen 45-caliber handgun he took from another home invasion robbery. That victim, 50-year-old David 0'Burien, was not so lucky. He died from stab wounds to the chest. Ever wonder why good stuff never makes NBC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, or ABC news........? An 11 year old girl, properly trained, defended her home, and herself...... against two murderous, illegal immigrants.....and she wins. She is still alive. Now THAT is Gun Control! Thought for the day.... Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist. ['I like this kind of e-mail! American citizens can defend themselves and their homes.]

Confiscation-Threat Persists Its unclear what-good-it is for-citizens-to-have-guns-when-the-government-has-tanks [despite warnings that guns-ammo be acquired-for-protection-in-case the fed-government collapses], but eighth-graders have learned that-cops-can-seize-guns-for-no-reason; the new Connecticut Carry law has resulted in claims that the State 'Does Not Have the Balls' to Enforce 2013 Gun Ban because inter alia connecticutgun-registration-lines-looks-like-weimar-germany. Some feel Lessons should be drawn from Gun Control in the Third Reich, proffered by Dr. Halbrook, who is an expert on the 2nd Amendment as well as having been involved in key cases before the Supreme Court; a book on this topic (Gun Control, the Jews, and the Third Reich) detailed how Hitler Disarmed Jews and "Enemies of the State." Indeed, such concerns

are enhanced when it is noted that gun-re-registration-law-began-in D.C. and new-york-city is also confiscating-rifles-and-shotguns [although NY Sheriffs Refused to Enforce Cuomo's Gun Control Law]. As is his wont, BHO issued new-gun-control-executive-orders, but Congress-Has-NoInterest-In-Gun-Control because reid said we-dont-have-the-votes [while claiming that the Senate is Not Done Pushing Gun Control]; this has not stopped Pelosi from saying Republicans are 'Preying on People' and claiming BHO 'has been certainly nonpartisan' [while BHO criticizes lawmakers opposing gun bill]. Akso, the FORMER WH CHIEF OF STAFF claimed the GUN INDUSTRY PUTS PROFIT ABOVE HUMAN LIFE and, Joining with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA) and Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) charged Congress with "complicity" in gun violence. {Also, Senator Hagan Lost Ground politically After Voting for Gun Control.} Their bill would allow feds to track gun-owners via a national-database, to be enforced by local-police; Registration could easily be followed by Confiscation, explaining why Rep. Mike Kelly warned, 'They're Coming for Your Guns.' Also, banning reimportation of military weapons really only affects old M-1 Garand 30-06 rifles, which have been used in the Civilian Marksmanship Program and are mainly purchased by collectors. Again acting imperial, BHO has prompted the epa to push gun-control-through-greenammunition-mandates and, as a result, EPA Rules Forced Closure of Last Ammo Maker; there is a new director, but the same old direction, at-the-bureau-of-ATF and explosives. He still doesnt control the judiciary, noting that proponents of the right to carry a handgun outside the home are riding high following two federal appeals courts rulings in their favor in a wave of Second Amendment fervor; they have concluded that the right-to-bear-arms-doesnt-stop-at-front-door. More recently, states-are-now-signedon-to-a-brief-asking-the-supreme-court-to-lower-to-18-the-legal-age-for-buying-a-gun. Polling [in addition to points made supra] has consistently shown that 52% of Americans say stricter gun laws won't make a difference in preventing mass shootings and that a Majority of Americans Oppose Expanding Background Checks at Gun Shows ; even as per CNN, Opposition to Gun Control Up 23% Since January. And, after a Quinnipiac poll asked voters about BHOs agenda ["What do you think should be the top priority for President Obama and Congress in 2014?], the results were conclusive [income inequality = 1%, class inequality = 1%, gun issues = 1%, and immigration = 2%]. Such information helps explain why 2-million-bikers were participants in a head-to-d-c-for-911 event.

The PR-Battle Rages, Reacting to Real-Life Events A Congressional Study showed that the Murder Rate Plummets as Gun Ownership Soars, and a Harvardstudy-showed-gun-control-doesnt-save-lives [indeed, Gun Control Increases Crime]; it is felt that the concealed-gun and carry-laws-result-in-fewer-murders and, thus, the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons concluded: Guns Do Not Cause Crime, People Do. These data have not stopped the media: Media's New Message on Guns: 'Gun Control' to 'Gun Reform' msnbc-associated-duck-dynasty-gun-line-with-mass-shootings CNN Exploits One Criminal Gun Use, Ignores Thousands of Legal Uses There's No Unlimited Right to Bear Arms [Los Angeles Times] After His Gun Control Debacle, Scarborough Releases Book On How GOP Can Win WaPo: Send Us 'Gun Violence' Stories for Newtown Anniversary Media Super Fail: Newtown Results in Surge of Looser Gun Laws Nor has it stopped Hollywood: Harvey Weinstein TARGETS NRA IN 'THE SENATOR'S WIFE' - Harvey Weinstein promised that an upcoming film he's making, starring Meryl Streep, will destroy the National Rifle Association: 'I don't think we need guns in this country. And I hate itI think the NRA is a disaster areaand we're going to take this head-on.And they're going to wish they weren't alive after I'm done with them. Weinstein described the film as a full feature drama, a 'big movie like a 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,'' which he hopes will make audiences think: 'Gun stocks - I don't want to be involved in that stuff. It's going to be like crash and burn.' -- SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TEXAS) fired back at Weinstein, calling the studio head a hypocrite for using violence in his own films. Citing Quentin Tarantino's 2003 film 'Kill Bill' - which Weinstein produced - the Texas senator said the sword fight at the end of the movie is an epically violent scene." He added, "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of any of Americas 200 million law-abiding citizens." Aberrations are the norm [NYT Laments Gun Companies Ending Freebies for Pro-Gun Control Authors], and local law-enforcement has indubitably erred [texas-police-target-gun-owner-with-no-knock-raid; 107-year-old-Arkansas-man-died-in-shootout-with-SWAT, perhaps because he was blind and deaf; and Police Charge Three Men With Disorderly Conduct For Peaceably Obeying Texas Law Allowing Un Chambered Rifles To Be Openly Carried. Because he feels the 'THE 2ND AMENDMENT IS A GOOD AMENDMENT,' RICK PERRY INVITED GUN MANUFACTURERS TO TEXAS, prompting a GUN CONTROL GROUP to characterize RICK PERRY as 'CALLOUS' FOR VISIT TO BERETTA FIREARMS. This back-and-forth of activists has even affected businesses [STARBUCKS WON'T BAN GUNS, but ASKS CUSTOMERS NOT TO OPENLY CARRY, while anti-gun-group-that-got-starbucks-to-ban-guns-now-gunning-for-staples] and education [AP History Textbook Rewrites the Second Amendment]. Perhaps most important is increased scrutiny of the pivotal mental-health component of this debate [again recalling my chat with Mike]. People note the absurdity of what occurs anecdotally, nationally [Man Turned Away From Voting for Wearing Pro-2nd Amendment Shirt in Texas, Donnelly Seizes on Kashkari Blunder on Gun Rights in California, california-legislature-places-even-more-restrictionson-gun-rights, californias-new-anti-gun-laws-target-guns-ammunition-and-recreational-

hunting, 'This is Marxism': Cuban Refugee Manuel Martinez Confronts Oregon Lawmakers on Gun Control Attempt, 2nd-amendment-supporter-thrown-out-of-n-jmeeting-by-police-after-criticizing-gun-control, former Florida bank manager fired for carrying a legal, concealed handgun, and gun-owner-unarmed-unwelcome-in-maryland. And, in particular, people decry the situation in Chicago, about which the Dems remain silent: 3-year-old boy shot in face FBI: Chicago now nation's murder capital 13 shot in mass shooting at Chicago park South side on lock-down chicago gun laws are so effective, governor considering-sending-national-guard-to stopviolence Chicago Ends Gun Registry, Eliminates City Gun Permit Requirement chicago-top-cop-warns-that-his-officers-will-shoot-concealed-carriers IL SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN STATE'S GUN LAW Although the Knockout Game occurs too-quickly without gunfire, bystanders are less able to defend potential-victims if unarmed; it can backfire [also: KNOCKOUT GAME BACKFIRES IN LAS VEGAS MALL]. Although an MSNBC Host argued the Knockout Game was Over-Covered [perhaps responding to its alleged-racism component, noting that AG-Holder has selectively charged a white knockout-suspect] and Jon Stewart Chuckled Over 'Knockout Games' while Claiming its not a Trend, these events have continued unabated [as documented previously, extensively, contemporaneously, also noting that a Peoria Man was Victim of Knockout Attack, Orthodox-Jews-Prep-for-Knock-Out-Attacks-with-DefenseClasses, and Long Island man arrested in multiple 'knockout' assaults]. This recalls, of course, the classic definition of a conservative [a liberal who has just become the victim of a street-crime].