30 July 2009
Posted by Brent Greer at 10:35 PM
27 July 2009
Yesterday, as she gave one last speech before leaving the office of governor of the State of Alaska, she gave a wide-ranging speech on the Second Amendment, the legacy media's laziness, why ALL the children of politicians should be off limits to pundits, and how she's not going away.
Posted by Brent Greer at 7:17 AM
24 July 2009
Posted by Brent Greer at 8:00 AM
22 July 2009
Posted by Brent Greer at 11:09 PM
19 July 2009
A superb piece from a publication in San Diego, Calif. shows what individuals in the Golden State are experiencing as part of the "open carry" movement.
In this case, they are carrying unloaded firearms. For an open carry protest it might be appropriate, but its not what I would do. Still, it takes baby steps to get started on the Left Coast, and the subjects of this story and their peers are turning heads and getting people to think and discuss the issue there.
A very good read. Worth passing along.
Posted by Brent Greer at 9:00 PM
18 July 2009
I am just back from a spectacular day at the Cardinal Center in Morrow County, Ohio, where the Waterfowlers Bootcamp (Day 1) took place. Under partly cloudy skies, Eddie Eagle swooped in to teach kids the four main lessons of this award-winning, highly effective safety program.
Below are a few photos from the event, which concludes Sunday.
Posted by Brent Greer at 9:33 PM
17 July 2009
Posted by Brent Greer at 9:33 PM
The only sitting republican U.S. senator ever to be endorsed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (formerly Handgun Control Inc.) wants to run for Ohio Attorney General.
Based on his anti-gun, anti self defense, pretty much anti freedom voting history in the U.S. Senate before he was thrown out by voters a few years ago, I vote NO!
We already have an attorney general in Richard Cordray who is, many believe, a wolf in sheep's clothing regarding the 2A. Although, to be fair, he did sign on to an amicus brief with other state attorneys general arguing for "incorporation" regarding the 2A; that is, that the constitutional provision in the Bill of Rights to right to keep and bear arms applies to the states and local governments, also. As in . . . "shall not be infringed."
David Yost, Delaware County prosecuting attorney, has a generally strong record on the Second Amendment. He would appear to be a far stronger choice as republicans go for this race.
I have a pretty good idea what Ohio's three big grassroots gun rights groups will have to say on Mr. DeWine's candidacy. When Sarah Palin was John McCain's VP candidate, she spent some time criss-crossing Ohio on a brief bus trip. She was being escorted by none other than Mike DeWine. I fired off a letter to her office and to the McCain campaign advising them that a DeWine/Palin combination is sort of like oil and water. Whether Ms. Palin picked up on the idea that former Senator DeWine is not a conservative, is anti-gun, and was rejected by most voters in his own party this last election cycle . . . well I don't know how that barn-storming partnership worked out.
All I know is that on the issues, law abiding firearms owners have many, many, many issues with Mr. DeWine. I guess he doesn't care.
Posted by Brent Greer at 7:01 AM
14 July 2009
Obama Urges Ratification of Little Known Treaty That Would ID American Gun Owners to Foreign Governments
The legacy media, and the elitists in the United States say they just don't understand why mainstream Americans don't trust President Obama on the firearms issue and the Second Amendment.
Here is yet another reason and it is a doozy! The president is urging ratification of a little known treaty signed by President Bill Clinton when he was in office. The treaty would create a gun registry in the United States, and the names of American firearms owners would be available to foreign governments.
For those who say we can trust the current administration on matters regarding the 2A, do you still not get it?
Lou Dobbs and CNN have the full story. The crisis facing mainstream Americans, as eloquently outlined by Larry Pratt, president of Gun Owners of America, is that Americans under this treaty would regulated because of the inability of foreign governments to control crime within their borders. Reminds me of a scene from the movie "10" where a minister explains to a perplexed Dudley Moore that everytime the elderly housekeep farts, they kick the family dog.
Be sure to sit down before you watch. It will make your head spin.
Posted by Brent Greer at 8:03 AM
Self defense tool manufacturers manufacturers don't usually boast about a shotgun's non-killing power, unless that manufacturer is Taser International. This month, the leading "less-lethal" device manufacturer released for public sale a new stun cartridge for 12-gauge shotguns with a range of more than 100 feet.
Posted by Brent Greer at 8:01 AM
13 July 2009
Posted by Brent Greer at 10:48 PM
11 July 2009
The hearings for Judge Sotomayor get rolling next week. And waiting in the wings to testify are a bevy of pro-rights, pro-gun, pro-self defense experts and advocates. Among them:
- Stephen Halbrook, noted 2A attorney and author (and good friend of Ohio's Peoples Rights Organization);
- Sandy Froman, former president of the National Rifle Association; and
- David Kopel of the Independence Institute.
Eugene Volokh has the full list of those individuals testifying in support of, or in opposition to, the nomination of Ms. Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court.
Posted by Brent Greer at 2:12 PM
If you are anywhere near Central Ohio this weekend, you need to make time to head over to the big Columbus Westland Gun Show, taking place at Westland Mall on the city's (where else?) west side.
Sponsored by C&E/Showmasters Gun Shows, show hours are 9-5 today, and 9-4 tomorrow. Admission is $8. But if you are a Peoples Rights Organization Life Member, admission is free. Bring your PRO Life Member membership card, or your new C&E/PRO admission card.
And the best deal going is the join the NRA at the show. Join today or tomorrow and you get $10 off the normal membership rate, plus a nifty NRA hat, plus the full benefits of membership (12 months of magazines, insurance, etc.), AND you get free admission to the big gun show. All for 25 bucks.
Worth checking out!
Posted by Brent Greer at 8:08 AM
10 July 2009
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Posted by Brent Greer at 5:01 PM
07 July 2009
Posted by Brent Greer at 7:38 AM
"Franken is the only senator to joke about helping terrorists assassinate a U.S. president, to openly marvel that his cocaine habit hadn’t led to addiction, and the only salon who angrily drops F-bombs during campaign fundraisers. He is also the only senator to laud the era of Internet communications as an “exciting time for pornographers.”
One of the world's most revered legislative bodies, the United States Senate has a new member. Al Franken.
Posted by Brent Greer at 7:27 AM
05 July 2009
04 July 2009
Many thoughts come to mind on America's birthday. On this July 4, I thought the old saying that a picture is worth 1,000 is appropriate. So here is my look at various images of freedom from around the nation, my hometown, and my backyard.
Posted by Brent Greer at 8:52 AM
03 July 2009
Posted by Brent Greer at 1:26 PM