SCI President Paul Babaz Speaks Out Against Calls For More Gun Control

Varmint Hunting

U.S.A.-( Hunters Unite! Safari Club International's mission is to protect the freedom to hunt and to promote wildlife conservation worldwide. The operative word about hunting in that mission is “freedom.” This includes the equipment needed to exercise that freedom.

With that in mind, our battles against anti-hunters have been augmented tremendously by a misguided social reaction to the school shooting in Florida recently.

I have kids of the same age and as a parent I am horror-struck and cannot even imagine such a nightmare. But my kids, all girls, are also involved in hunting and target shooting. Many of their friends are also interested in both hunting and target shooting.

I completely agree that we need to find a way to stop this disease that has infected our society, but it is not by telling one of my kids that she can't own a gun and go into the field if that's what she wants to do. Hunters are taught gun safety and firearm responsibility by their parents, adults in leadership positions, by the state agencies that run hunter education courses, and yes, by the NRA.

As parents, we need to take responsibility to instill good judgment and responsibility that comes with the lawful use of firearms, automobiles or anything else that could be used for evil purposes. No hunter would ever dream of doing what that twisted person did in Parkland. It is unthinkable. Evil exists. It must be confronted in the most powerful ways possible and must be defeated.

But there is no need to further exacerbate the tragedy by punishing those who not only had nothing to do with it, but who would have stopped it before it happened or when it was in progress had they had the chance. This is a social problem, not a gun problem. And yes, Modern Sporting Rifles (the actual rifles that so often are misidentified as “assault weapons”) are used for hunting.

We have seen this sort of behavior before and I have always been vocal about SCI stepping up to speak up for our members who are gun owners.

SCI opposes any legislation that infringes upon the Second Amendment right of law abiding young adults between the age of 18 and 20 by banning their right to purchase any long gun from a federally licensed retailer, by use of the federally regulated process that includes instant background checks. We have laws on the books to protect the public, and those laws should be enforced to keep our children and families safe at home, school, movie theatres or wherever they go.

I call on all hunters and especially fellow members of SCI to take a stand right here, right now. This is no time to duck and hide, no time to think that this is someone else's concern. We are all involved whether we want to be, or not. The only question is whether we stand and fight, or whether we duck and cover. War has been declared against us and no war was ever won from defense.

SCI-PAC, SCI's Political Action Committee, will no longer support elected representatives who support increasing the age of those eligible to purchase firearms legally. They are speaking out of both sides of their mouths to get themselves reelected. We have a strong PAC and we need to support the representatives who will stand with our membership in good times and bad!

I encourage all hunters, and especially SCI members, to unite in this battle to put sanity back into the public discourse that has been overwhelmed with mass hysteria. Please use any avenues you have individually to get the word out, to organize and to engage in the discussion. The world needs to know that there are many of us out here who oppose what some of the enemies of freedom are proposing. We cannot allow them to take perverted advantage of a tragedy to deny the rest of us our rights and to obliterate our hunting culture that has withstood the test of time since the beginning of mankind.

Rest assured that I will do all I can to right this wrong that is being foisted upon us by the enemies of freedom. I welcome all to join me. Together, we can help right what otherwise could turn into a terrible wrong. Thank you.

Paul Babaz – SCI President

About Safari Club International

Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI's approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI's proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page, or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.

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Calls for Stricter Canadian Gun Owner Mental Health Screening

Mental Health

Canada-( In the wake of every mass shooting, the media-presented solution is always the same –– more restrictions on the people who did not commit the crime. That refrain is just as predictable as ours –– stop blaming the people who did not murder anyone!

Jeff Wilkinson, writing for, did his best to turn an American mass murder into a call for greater Canadian firearm restrictions. Wilkinson cited statements by Iain Overton, research director for Britain’s Action on Armed Violence, as the rational for stricter mental health checks.

“I don’t think Canada should feel smug,” Overton said. “Between 2003 and 2012, over 5,500 Canadians shot and killed themselves. And this, I think, is something that really is lacking in the Canadian debate.”

What’s missing from Overton’s comment?

Full disclosure of Canadian suicide numbers by all methods. That gives a vastly different view of Canada’s suicide deaths.

Overton would have readers believe it’s a gun problem. It’s not. According to Statistics Canada, 44% of all suicide deaths are by hanging; 25% are by poison; and just 16% of all suicide deaths are from gunshot wounds.

Almost half of all Canadian suicides are death by hanging. Where is Overton’s call to ban ropes in the wake of 27,000 hanging suicides in his quoted range, 2003 to 2012? Or his call for more mental health checks at home improvement stores?

Wilkinson and Overton care only about firearm suicides. Why is that?

Are the thousands who hang themselves morally superior to those who shoot themselves? The answer, it seems, is a resounding “YES!”

You can’t blame guns for hanging suicides, and nobody will ban rope, so they howl about the smallest segment of Canadian suicides, those 16% of suicides by firearm.

The uncomfortable truth ignored by Wilkinson and avoided by Overton is this: While Canada’s suicide by firearm numbers continue to DROP, our overall suicide rate continues to rise.

In 2009, 3,890 Canadians killed themselves. By 2014, that number was 4,254, and yet Wilkinson will only talk about guns.

“If you don’t have a gun in the house, then your risk of suicide will go down, according to Overton.”

What a lovely but misleading statement. Firearms are inanimate objects. A gun cannot force a human being to do anything. A gun does not hold some mystical power over us. A gun does not, and cannot, whisper “shoot yourself” in your ear.

That’s the stuff of anti-gun fantasy and lousy Hollywood movies.

The terrible truth is this –– when people decide to end their lives and they are serious about that decision, nothing will prevent them. The annual increase in Canadian suicide numbers proves this with horrible clarity.

Only a fool would deny Canada faces serious societal problems when confronted with those numbers.

Why are the 1,957 people who hang themselves and the 1,063 who poison themselves each year ignored by Wilkinson? Because they didn’t kill themselves with a gun?

Statistics Canada dedicates an entire report to firearm suicides.

No such report exists for hanging or poisoning suicides.

We ask again –– why are those 3,000 suicides per year –– tragedies and failures of society, each and every one –– seemingly of little consequence?

Obviously, we have a national suicide problem. Those numbers don’t lie. Over 3,000 people killing themselves each year by hanging and poison is a wake-up call –– at least it should be a wake-up call.

If we want a conversation about suicide prevention in Canada, then let’s have a serious conversation. Bring everyone to the table. Stop hiding from inconvenient facts that don’t support your pet agenda.

Let’s stop “blaming guns” for suicides (and murders) and truthfully examine the state of mental health in Canada.

About CSSA:

The CSSA is the voice of the sport shooter and firearms enthusiast in Canada. Our national membership supports and promotes Canada’s firearms heritage, traditional target shooting competition, modern action shooting sports, hunting, and archery. We support and sponsor competitions and youth programs that promote these Canadian heritage activities.

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120,000,000 Gun Owners Need to Hang Together, or will Hang Separately

Gun Confiscation

U.S.A.-( There’s an old joke. That 120 million gun owners who own 400,000,000 guns with a stockpile of 2 trillion rounds of ammunition were the problem, you’d know it.

Today we are the target. The established left hates us. The leftwing media blame us for Donald Trump’s election, and they intend to punish usfor it. Make us pay for preventing their push towards globalism. To them, gun owners are Neanderthals who hold back the nation and our social evolution.

What the left does not value is the belief in individual and God-given rights. Where as we, the American Gun owner, are the most law-abiding and honest individuals in the country who simply want to be let alone.

Let me make this plain. We don’t want this fight… but, the left does.

The left will be relentless, they have called for appointing judges that will nullify the 2A, ban guns and then confiscate guns. They blame the NRA for things they have not done. They lie and misrepresent facts to make their false arguments work.

So things and news changes fast. But as of now here is what we know now:

  • A close acquaintance of the shooter notified authorities, days before the event, of  what was going to happen. Nothing was done.
  • The FBI dropped the ball on this one, as they did earlier this year. So let’s blame gun owners and the President.
  • The police were at the shooter’s home 39 times over the last few years, and no one thought to investigate further. So let’s blame the NRA.
  • The you-tube posting and videos were ignored by law enforcement. So let’s repeal the 2nd Amendment.

The left disregards the fact. Anything that gets in the way of their blaming gun owners needs to be ignored or swept aside. The same old script from the left. Never let a crisis go to waste.

Their goal is the confiscation of firearms and the disarming of the American populace.

This fight isn’t going away anytime soon. I’ve seen the numbers on gun owner turn out from November 2016 and know how we shook up the results. Without gun owners turning out in droves Hillary would be President, and your rights would be striped from you as we speak.

So subscribe to the NRA email update and stay informed. While I favor the NRA, pick a pro-gun group and support them.

Learn from putting money away for retirement a little now or a lot later. Get involved now, and let’s fight to preserve our rights and strangle the left's war against our rights!

Call your congressperson. Write your local paper. Go to your local politico’s Facebook pages and POLITELY voice your support for the 2nd Amendment.

120,000,000 gun owners united cannot be defeated. Fight now to preserve your rights.

About Don McDougall:

Don McDougall is an NRA instructor and member of the Los Padres “Friends of the NRA”committee. If he’s not at the range you will find him setting the record straight with on gun issues and gun safety on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

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New M16 / AR15 Lightweight Bolt Carrier Group by Brownells

New M16 / AR15 Lightweight Bolt Carrier Group by Brownells

U.S.A.-( The Brownells M16 Lightweight Bolt Carrier Group is purpose-built for AR-15 owners looking to improve aspects of their rifle with a simple component swap, eliminating the need for major component replacement or amateur gunsmithing work.

The Brownells M16 Lightweight Bolt Carrier Group is machined from 8620 tool steel and features a heavy-duty bolt made using 9310 tool steel, which is then magnetic-particle inspected to ensure quality. The bolt is light enough to reduce the overall weight of a lightweight AR build, and the lightness of the entire assembly also reduces the felt recoil of any AR-style firearm.

  • Available with nickel-boron, titanium-nitride or nitride finishes
  • Weighs 8.2 ounces
  • Compatible with AR-15s chambered in 5.56 NATO, .223 Rem., 300 Blackout and .204 Ruger
M16 / AR15 Lightweight nickel-boron Bolt Carrier Group by Brownells M16 / AR15 Lightweight Nitride Bolt Carrier Group by Brownells

The Brownells M16 Lightweight Bolt Carrier Group ships completely assembled and features the necessary black insert and O-ring around the extractor, as well as a torqued and staked gas key.

The Brownells M16 Lightweight Bolt Carrier Group has been purposely designed for AR-15 owners looking to reduce the overall weight of a lightweight AR build. The Brownells M16 Lightweight Bolt Carrier Group is machined from 8620 tool steel, weighs 8.2 ounces, and is available in nickel-boron, titanium-nitride or nitride finishes. This BCG is compatible with AR-15s chambered in 5.56 NATO, .223 Rem., 300 Blackout and .204 Ruger. Join Paul Levy as he gives an overview of this new product.

About Brownells

Serious About Firearms Since 1939, Brownells is the world’s leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear. With a large selection of both common and hard-to-find items, and an extensive collection of videos, articles, and gun schematics, Brownells is the expert for everything shooting-related. Committed to maintaining our great traditions, Brownells has more, does more and knows more – and guarantees it all, Forever. For more information or to place an order, call 800-741-0015 or visit Stay up-to-date with Brownells on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Protect Kids or Confiscate Guns?

Protect Kids or Confiscate Guns?

U.S.A.-( In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together.

But like so many atrocities before it, this mass murder is tearing us apart.

The perpetrator, the sick and evil 19-year-old who killed 17 innocents with a gun is said to be contrite.

Having confessed, he faces life in prison. For the next half-century, Nikolas Cruz will be fed, clothed, sheltered and medicated at the expense of Florida taxpayers, including the families of those he murdered.

Cruz's punishment seems neither commensurate with his crimes nor a deterrent for sick and evil minds contemplating another Columbine.

It didn't use to be this way.

On Feb 15, 1933, anarchist Giuseppe Zangara tried to assassinate President-elect Franklin Roosevelt in Miami. His arm jostled, he killed instead Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak. Five weeks later, on March 20, 1933, Zangara died in the electric chair.
Swift, sure and pitiless, but that legal justice system worked.

With Cruz, the system failed up and down the line.

Cruz should never have been allowed to purchase or possess a gun. He was angry, alienated, isolated. Police had been to his family home to deal with complaints 39 times. Yet he had no arrest record when he purchased his AR-15.

Classmates at Douglas High had speculated that if there ever were a school shooting, Cruz would be the one to do it. The FBI was alerted a month before that Nikolas Cruz was a time bomb ready to explode.

The NRA was not responsible for the system-wide failure from Douglas High to the FBI. As the NRA's Dana Loesch told CPAC Thursday:

“The government can't keep you safe and some people want us to give up our firearms and rely solely upon the protection of the same government that's already failed us numerous times to keep us safe.”

As for the AR-15, it is the most popular rifle sold. Five million to 8 million are in circulation. Veterans since Vietnam have trained with, and many fought with, the M16, which is first cousin to the AR-15. Veterans are among the millions who own them.

While all agree AR-15s should be kept out of the hands of crazies like Cruz, the establishment insists that it is the gun that is the problem.

We hear demands that AR-15s be banned and confiscated.

Proponents should put that proposition to a vote. But a prediction: The moment it is brought up for a vote, sales of AR-15s will explode, as they have before. If the weapon is banned, as alcohol was banned in Prohibition, millions of law-abiding Americans will become law-breakers.

And who will barge into America's homes to seize and collect the rifles?

Moreover, if people have decided to mass murder classmates or co-workers, inviting “suicide by cop,” are they going to be stopped from acquiring a semiautomatic by a Congressional law?

Have our drug laws halted drug use?

Many of the guns confiscated by police are in the possession of thugs, criminals and ex-cons who have no legal right to own them. Yet, if we are going to prosecute the illegal sale or transfer of weapons severely, we will have hundreds of thousands more in prisons, at a time when we are instructed to empty them of nonviolent offenders.

As for mental illness, it seems more prevalent than it used to be, and the numbers of those on medication seems a greater share of the population.

Do doctors decide which of their patients are fit to own a gun, and which are not? Should doctors be held criminally liable if they fail to alert police and one of their patients uses a gun in a violent crime?

Who will maintain the federal registry of the mentally sick unfit to own a firearm?

The anger and anguish of those who lost family or friends in this atrocity is understandable. But passion is not a substitute for thought.

There are twice as many guns in America as there were just decades ago. And a primary reason people acquire them is because they believe they need them to protect themselves and their families, and they no longer trust the government to protect them.

They view the demand for banning and confiscating specific weapons as a first step down the inexorable road that ends in the disarmament of the people.

Most mass shootings take place in gun-free zones, where crazed men of murderous intent know their chances of maximizing the dead and wounded are far better than in attacking a police station.

Our embassies are defended by Marines with M16s. Security guards with guns defend banks and military bases, presidents and politicians.

The best way to protect kids in schools may be to protect schools, and run down and incarcerate the known criminals and crazies who are the primary threats.

About Patrick J. Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

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Rumors of Conservatism’s Demise Greatly Exaggerated

Rumors of Conservatism's Demise Greatly Exaggerated

U.S.A.-( I happened onto a piece by Bill Kristol in The Weekly Standard, wherein he links to “a short, powerful piece in National Review” by Rick Brookhiser, who “concludes that ‘the conservative movement is no more. Its destroyers are Donald Trump and his admirers.'”

I somewhat get the sentiment — or at least I used to — because during the GOP primaries, I fleetingly entertained a similar concern that Trump, whom I didn't consider a conservative, might undermine the conservative movement in the long run if elected.

Presumably trying to console Brookhiser, Kristol writes: “Movements grow old. They eventually die. Bill Buckley founded the American conservative movement in 1955. Can a political movement reasonably be expected to thrive and retain its vigor for more than 60 years? … Trump is the proximate, the efficient, cause of the collapse of the conservative movement. The principles of sound conservatism compel us to criticize him, to rebut him, to resist him, and to plan to overcome him. But, perhaps it is the ‘silent artillery of time' that has done the damage which Trump was able to take advantage of. And that suggests our task, the task of the descendants of the founders of American conservatism goes beyond that: It is to rebuild, or to build other pillars that will uphold the temple of American liberty in the 21st century. Brookhiser suggests at the end of his piece, ‘It will take a lot of arguing to rebuild a conservative movement that one can contemplate without scorn.' True.!

And it will take a lot of work to create a new birth of conservatism — if it even is still called conservatism — that will support American freedom and greatness.”

The first thing that pops out at me is Kristol's apparent ambivalence. If all movements inevitably die after a while, then why blame Trump, who just apparently accelerated conservatism's downfall? Indeed, Kristol doesn't really seem to be grieving conservatism's alleged demise, because he is suggesting we find some substitute ideology or movement that will serve as a pillar to uphold the temple of American liberty in the 21st century.

This strikes me as doubly ironic. Conservatism, by definition, comprises inviolable principles. It is not just one of many possible ideologies that support constitutionally limited government and ordered liberty. If Kristol believes we can find some other satisfactory “pillar,” then he shouldn't cry over the supposed death of conservatism. On the other hand, if I thought it were truly dead, I would genuinely cry over it.

It's also ironic that Kristol seems to be proposing a solution that many Trump supporters would argue Trump has already implemented. That is, they believe conservatism — though it could never die intellectually — had become ineffectual because its modern standard-bearers in office were simply not getting the job done; they weren't advancing conservative principles. So, for want of a better term, they found a new “pillar” in Donald Trump to uphold the temple of American liberty in the 21st century. (Please don't
send me emails about Trump's not being a pillar. That's not the point.)

I dare say that most of the tens of millions of people who voted for Trump are still Reagan conservatives who advocate mainstream conservative solutions. They could not bear to stand by while President Obama and Hillary Clinton continued to dismantle our constitutional liberties, undermine our traditional values and facilitate the further erosion of our culture. They don't have to like everything Trump does or everything he advocates, but they did have to stop the bleeding and save America. When are you guys going to understand that?

Unlike Kristol and Brookhiser, I don't believe the conservative movement has died or will die. As I said in a recent speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, I think fears that Trump is creating some nationalist or populist movement are unwarranted. What we're seeing under Trump is closer to mainstream conservatism than nationalism, in the pejorative sense of that term. Trump isn't steering the movement in that direction; rather, the movement is nudging him more toward mainstream conservatism, with a few exceptions, but even in those exceptional cases, Trump is not veering toward nationalism. And he certainly is not governing as an alt-rightist — whatever that means these days. I also do not believe his successor will be Trump-esque in a personal sense. Trump is sui generis. The front-runner at this point is probably Mike Pence, who, in terms of style, is the Antitrump. So quit hyperventilating.

In the quoted piece, Brookhiser writes: “Admiring Trump is different from voting for him, or working with him. Politics is calculation. … But to admire Trump is to trade your principles for his, which are that winning — which means Trump winning — is all. In three years (maybe seven), Donald Trump will no longer be president. But conservatives who bent the knee will still be writing and thinking. How will it be possible to take them seriously? The short answer is, it won't. … It will take a lot of arguing to rebuild a conservative movement that one can contemplate without scorn.”

To the contrary, most of the millions who appreciate what Trump is doing haven't traded their principles for just winning. That is insulting and ludicrous. We do want to defeat liberalism, and we want to retain our principles in doing so, even if you think that sometimes conservatives or Christians have compromised theirs in the process. That is a complex issue that should be discussed and unpacked in detail rather than in the back-and-forth volleys of intramural conservative wars. Suffice it to say, for now, that most are not “bending the knee”; they are animated by the same principles they always have been. Most conservatives aren't in thrall to Trump in the idolatrous fashion Brookhiser implies. But they are grateful that he's employing his unorthodox style to set liberals back on their heels.

It is sad that Brookhiser paints with so broad a brush and is making this personal — with his talk of scorn. That's unfortunate because Brookhiser is a fine, principled man of formidable intellect. In his rush to judgment, he seems to have misplaced his usual grace.

About David Limbaugh

David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book is “The True Jesus: Uncovering the Divinity of Christ in the Gospels.” Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at

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Tuffy Security Product’s Toyota Cubby Cover Offers Serious Protection

Tuffy Security Product's Toyota Cubby Cover

CORTEZ, Colo. – -( Security Products, a leading manufacturer of secure storage for serious gear, is now offering the Security Cubby Cover for Toyota Tacoma Double Cab pickup truck models.

Made in the USA, this heavy-duty locking Security Cubby Cover for model years 2005-2018 fits over the existing plastic OEM cubby located behind the rear seat to offer added protection against theft.

The superior quality locking Security Cubby Cover (#331) is made of heavy duty 16-gauge and 1/8-inch thick welded steel with a continuous steel hinge. It features a pick-resistant 10-tumbler double-bitted lock with Tuffy Security Products' Pry-Guard patented locking system to deter theft. The Pry-Guard latch mechanism allows the cover to shut without being locked and offers exceptional strength compared to latches with 1/4-inch thick metal components and a welded steel striker.

Finished in textured powder coat, the cover is tough enough to withstand repeated use without chipping or pealing. Top-grade weather seals are fitted to the cubby cover to keep dust and dirt out. The Security Cubby Cover also allows for the use of the OEM child seat retention point when installed. An optional filler plate is provided for when the feature is not needed.

Standard hand tools are all that's needed to install the Security Cubby Cover in just a few minutes. Mounting to existing factory holes on the Toyota Tacoma means no drilling is required.

Also available from Tuffy Security Products for the Toyota Tacoma are Security Console Inserts and a Bed Security Lockbox that add reliable security to these other main truck storage locations. Optional foam inserts and carpeted liners can be added to these products to cushion and protect the contents.

“The Security Cubby Cover and all of our other security storage products and accessories are made with top quality American craftsmanship,” said Tuffy Security Products Marketing Manager Chip Olsen. “With heavy-duty construction, our storage solutions will protect expensive gear and supplies for as long as you have your vehicle.”

About Tuffy Security Products

Tuffy Security Products safeguard valuable gear with American-made craftsmanship. The full line of Tuffy security solutions provide premium, superior protection against theft, enable safe cargo management, increase gear accessibility and offer the option of flexible keyless lock-entry for multiple users. Tuffy Security Products is a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries and a sister company of Bestop, Inc., maker of Jeep and truck soft tops and accessories. For more information, visit Tuffy Security Products' website at or call 800-348-8339. Follow on Facebook: @tuffyproducts, Twitter: @tuffyproducts

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Mossy Oak Congratulates ProStaffers Top Finishes at 2018 NWTF Calling Championship

(L ro R) Rob Keck, Josh Grossenbacher, Dave Owens, Matt VanCise, Jesse Martin, JR Lanham, Vince Rosdahl, NWTF President

WEST POINT, MS-( Mossy Oak, the official camo of the NWTF, congratulates ProStaffers Dave Owens, Josh Grossenbacher, Matt VanCise, Jesse Martin, JR Lanham, Kerry Elliott, Shane Simpson, Pat Strawser and Hunter Wallis for their top finishes in the 2018 NWTF Grand National Calling Championships.

Winning the Senior Division Championship was Owens,

Winning the Senior Division Championship was Owens, followed by Grossenbacher (first runner up), VanCise (second runner up), Martin (third runner-up) and Lanham (fourth runner-up). All five callers are members of the Mossy Oak ProStaff. The NWTF Calling Championship was part of the 42nd annual NWTF Convention and Sports Show, which was held February 14-18 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

“Mossy Oak is incredibly proud of all of our ProStaffers who competed in the contests, and they’re always exciting to watch every year,” said Tim Anderson, Director of Public Relations and ProStaff Manager for Mossy Oak. “We’re pleased to have nine of our ProStaffers taking home prizes from the Grand National Championships.”

Martin was also the winner of the Head-to-Head Competition and Team Challenge along with Mossy Oak ProStaffer Kerry Elliott. In the Gobbling Championship, Elliott finished second runner-up. Shane Simpson, another Mossy Oak ProStaffer, competed in the Owl Hooting Championship and finished as third runner-up. VanCise claimed the top prize in the Friction Championship while Strawser finished as first runner-up.

Mossy Oak also sponsored the Youth Grand National Turkey Calling Championship and is proud of all the young men and women who competed and took home prizes in those events. Wallis was the winner in the Intermediate Division Championship for ages 16-20.

The Mossy Oak ProStaff is a group of top outdoorsmen and women from across the country that act as spokespersons for the brand. Members of our National ProStaff are people the hunting community will recognize from their hunting expertise and accomplishments, videos, TV and magazine articles. The National Staff also includes men and women well-known outside the industry who just love to hunt and be outdoors. Our Regional Pro Staff is a group of accomplished hunters who promote Mossy Oak in various regions across the U.S. They also manage a more localized Field Staff in their regions. From event support to retail store grand openings to radio and TV appearances, our ProStaff adds value to the Mossy Oak brand nationally, regionally and locally. For more information, visit

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Florida Legislators are being told to Sell Gun Owners Out

Which of these signs will prevent another tragedy?

U.S.A.-( On Friday, Feb 16th, Florida Carry called for the Florida Legislature to immediately:

  • Pass emergency legislation to eliminate gun-free zones for law-abiding concealed carry licensees;
  • Pass emergency legislation authorizing all teachers in public schools who possess a CWFL to carry their licensed, concealed firearm if they so choose, without repercussion; and
  • Provide immediate funding of one million dollars in grants for county school boards and sheriffs to implement pilot programs of the Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response (FASTER) Program in the State of Florida.
    Today, the legislature is under attack.

The candidates who came to us as Florida Gun Owners during the primaries have now become lawmakers.

Those lawmakers are now being pressured in to selling us out.

We have offered effective solutions to the violence of evil people. Far too many legislators are not listening…

We have called for the legislature to fund FASTER, Investigate the non-response of the Broward County Sheriff's office to a clear and present danger, to demand that the FBI account for its failure to investigate multiple reported threats, Recognize that “gun free zones” are not free of criminal violence, and Provide for the lawful defence of FL students.

Contact your legislators!

About Florida Carry

Florida Carry, Inc, is a nonprofit, non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to advancing the fundamental civil right of all Floridians to keep and bear arms for self defense. Their website is

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Oklahoma Bill Introduced for Constitutional Carry

Oklahoma Bill Introduced for Constitutional Carry

Arizona -( HB 2951 has been introduced in the Oklahoma House. It is an interesting version of Constitutional Carry. The bill adds self-defense to the list of activities that are exceptions to the general prohibition on carrying weapons that exist in Oklahoma law. It includes knives as well as guns. From

Coody said House Bill 2951 is about law-abiding citizens protecting themselves in worst-case situations. The proposed legislation says anyone 21 or older, or at least 18 years old and a veteran or enlisted military member, would be able to carry a gun or rifle without a license.

Here is the first change in the bill, which alters 21 O.S. 2011, Section 1272.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry upon or about his or her person, or in a purse or other container belonging to the person, any pistol, revolver, shotgun or rifle whether loaded or unloaded or any blackjack, loaded cane, billy, hand chain, metal knuckles, or any other offensive weapon, whether such weapon be concealed or unconcealed, except this section shall not prohibit: 

1. The proper use of guns and knives for self-defense, hunting, fishing, educational or recreational purposes;

There are numerous other changes accomplished by the bill, which has the usual exceptions for convicted felons, mentally incompetent, and all the usual list of prohibited possessors.

Much of the rest of the bill makes the exceptions for concealed carry permit holders apply to people who may legally possess firearms.  There are numerous “gun free zones” in the existing legislation. For most of the zones, the penalty, if such a person is found to be violating the “gun free zone” is to be removed from the property. If they refuse to leave, the penalty is a $250 fine.

The penalty is different for people with concealed carry permits who are caught carrying firearms on the campus of institutes of higher education.

If they are caught in such an activity, the campus may report them to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation within 10 days. Then the Bureau shall give notice to the licensee and hold a hearing.  The licensee may then be fined $250 and have their license suspended for three months.

The institutes of higher education are not prohibited from imposing administrative penalties on students who violate the institution's administrative rules concerning weapons.

The Oklahoma legislature has supermajorities of Republicans in both houses. In the House, the majority is 74 to 26. In the Senate, 38 to 10. The governor of Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, is a Republican.

The bill has a reasonable chance of passage. Vermont was the only state with Constitutional Carry for decades, but the bills have been popular in state legislatures in the third millennium.

In 2003, Alaska passed the reform to restore the exercise of Second Amendment rights. In 2010, Arizona passed Constitutional Carry. In 2011, Wyoming, in 2013, Arkansas passed Act 746 into law. It is effectively Constitutional Carry, but is disputed by some county prosecutors. in 2015, Kansas, and Maine joined the Constitutional Carry club. In 2016, Idaho, Missouri, West Virginia, and Alabama enacted Constitutional Carry. In 2017, New Hampshire, and North Dakota were added to the list.

There are now 13 states with Constitutional Carry, as many as the original 13 states that ratified the United States Constitution.

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Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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Progressives Pushing the Limits of Crazy after the Parkland Murders

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U.S.A. –-( I’ve heard a lot of comments since the murderer killed students at the high school in Parkland, Florida. Some comments were thoughtful and heartfelt. Unfortunately, some were insane. Progressives were exploring new limits of craziness. Hold onto your sanity and look at these examples.

Gun owners have begged congress to improve the National Instant Background Check System for years. NICS is the FBI system that is supposed to stop criminals and crazies from getting guns..except the system is broken. Gun owners and the firearms industry formed lobbying groups simply to fix NICS. Some states and armed forces don’t submit their convicted felons into the NICS system. Some states don’t submit their mental patients into the system. Today we have millions of prohibited persons who are not entered into the system that pretends to keep us safe. Now, after Parkland, the progressives tell us that the NICS system is essential and honest gun owners are the source of felons getting guns. Where the hell have they been for the last half-dozen years when we tried to fix this mess?

The Parkland murderer was prescribed psychotropic drugs for depression and violence, but was not entered into the NICS system to prevent him from buying firearms. This is is a problem with the medical bureaucracy, not with firearms.

Broward Co School Board consciously lowered behavior standard so fewer students are reported for criminal actions on campus. The murderer was expelled for bringing a knife onto campus, but not reported to the police. Now the progressives blame guns for violence in schools.

Progressives used these murders to forward their political agenda. With one breath they said that guns are too dangerous for ordinary citizens to use. In the next breath, we’re told that guns are too complicated for ordinary people to use for self-defense. Yes, progressives are claiming that only murderers are smart enough to use a gun, but not you or me. That is crazy.

Let’s look closer at the murderer’s history. He recorded a Youtube video where he said he wanted to be a school murderer. He told people in online chat that he is going to be a school murderer. He messaged classmates that he was going to kill them. The murderer’s parents reported that he’d pointed a gun at other people’s heads. Two people reported the murderer to the FBI. But progressives think the problem is that we let young people buy guns?

How long do you have to be crazy until the legal and medical system will finally notice?

Authorities visited the murderer’s home 39 times over the last seven years. The calls were for mentally ill person, child/elder abuse, domestic disturbance, and missing person calls. The murderer was such a behavior problem that he is expelled from three high schools..and yet the Broward County Sheriff blamed the NRA for the murdered schoolchildren. I think we need to perform a sanity check on the sheriff.. and the voters who elected him.

Unfortunately, we have to look closer at law enforcement. The school resource officer at the Parkland high school was on campus but never entered the school buildings during the four minutes that the murderer shot students. Meanwhile, progressives told us that honest gun owners should be disarmed because the police are there to protect us. Excuse me, but I sat shoulder-to-shoulder with teachers during their self-defense courses, and I am certain they would defend their students. These teachers would act with or without a gun, and with or without the help of the local police department.

Arming teachers is one piece of a solution. Progressives don’t trust a teacher who has a concealed carry permit to carry a gun at school..but we trust that same  teacher to carry everywhere else?  Progressives are afraid that the teacher could go nuts if they had a gun. There is nothing but ink on paper stopping anyone from bringing a gun to school, and progressives want to make sure there is no one to stop them if they do. That is crazy, but it gets worse.

If progressives don’t trust a teacher with a gun, then why would they trust the teacher with their children.

Progressives claim that Trump is a tyrant and can’t be trusted with power..but then progressives ask the president to unilaterally shred the constitution and destroy the second amendment. Isn’t that what tyrants do?

Progressives say that Trump is like Hitler, but then progressives want Trump to disarm the jews, the gypsies, the legal immigrants and the gays. Now that is both crazy and ignorant of history.

Progressives say teachers should be disarmed. Meanwhile, self defense classes for teachers are filling up in minutes and have huge waiting lists.

I guess progressives are not pro-choice when it comes to self-defense.

We’re told that someone is too immature to buy a rifle until they are 21 years old, yet even anti-gun states like Massachusetts allow 18 year olds to get a shotgun without parental permission. Something doesn’t add up.

Let the contradictions and hypocrisy sink in for a minute. Restricting gun ownership isn’t a solution to stop violence at school. Disarming honest people is a crazy political agenda. The evidence is laid out in front of us hour after hour in the mainstream news.

About Rob Morse

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Democrat’s Bump Stock Ban On The Move in Maine, Legislative Alert!!!

Democrat's Bump Stock Ban On The Move in Maine, Legislative Alert!!!

Maine – -( when several people were exclaiming how lucky we are

that we don't live in MA, where they just outlawed “bump stocks”, demanding their citizens turn them in for destruction? No money, not “sorry”, no conversation. Turn in your property, or face jail and become a Felon.

Well, we're not “lucky” anymore.

For almost 2 months the radical Democrat leadership here in Maine has been trying to weasel something just like their MA Comrades did into our Maine legislature, as EMERGENCY LEGISLATION. It looked like it was going to “go away” but this latest round of propaganda slinging has revitalized them and the Legislative Council will be voting to bring it up to the full legislature next Tuesday (2-27-18).

Think about this for a minute. This silly plastic accessory that thousands of us have been using for competition, recreational shooting and just good solid range time for almost 15 years, without a single problem, is now facing a ban similar to what they just did in MA. How will you like being a felon if you don't turn in your personal private property for destruction or face jail time?

In case you are not familiar with what happened in MA, or completely understand the bump stock issue, here is a link to an informational video I uploaded a few weeks ago, in anticipation of this, here, in OUR HOME. Today is that day unless we work diligently.

For those of you who don;t think “a bump stock is worth fighting for” let us clue you in a little as to what will happen if this is put up as a sacrificial lamb: Today it will be this innocuous device. It will be crossed off their list. The next thing they will demand that “no one needs” is a magazine capacity over whatever arbitrary limit they place and shove down our throat. You can turn those in as well, or face jail time. Next will be the guns they deem “aren't appropriate for civilians”, and following that will be all the hunting guns that they will finally admit we were right about because they are the same thing, just more powerful.

So this isn't “a bump stock issue” but our constant giving and NEVER receiving anything in return. EVER.

We constantly have things taken away while they completely ignore our outcry to do something useful, like fix the mental health system and put armed guards in the schools. Children continue to be put at risk, more than ever, in “soft areas” only due to their inability to harden them up to have to admit their policies have failed for so many years. They are putting our children in harms way ONLY to mask their inability to admit that the fantasy of gun free zones doesn't work. All while having no problem with armed security looking out for their money, their Hollywood Celebrity friends and their own security details.

It is time to say ENOUGH with the foolishness. We are not compromising our liberties anymore. We have done nothing wrong and refuse to be patsies for their failed policies.

What can you do?

Watch the video above if you do not understand this Bump stock issue or are not familiar with what just happened in MA and is heading this way.
Contact the members of the Maine Legislative Council and let them know that they are not fooling anyone. Bump stocks have never been used in a crime in Maine and are owned by thousands of law abiding citizens who use them appropriately, and have for over a decade.…/legislative-council-mem…/9241

Contact your Senator and Representative and ask that they also oppose such ridiculous and unnecessary new legislation. This is not an issue on Maine, and certainly not an EMERGENCY, as our Constitution only allows during a second session.

Share this information with everyone you can so they see the underhanded politics being played right here in Augusta, to mirror their extreme Massachusetts comrades.

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Please be polite and factual in your correspondence. You are representing our community and we needs friends in the Capitol if we're going to expect them to listen to us. Many of these legislators are completely uninformed about this issue, and these devices, and the more information we can provide them to PROVE they are being intentionally lies to about these, the better. Please remember these factual points:

  • Bump Stocks DO NOT convert any firearm to a machine gun.
  • They do not alter the mechanism to fire any faster than it is already capable of.
  • They ONLY EXIST so law abiding people can comply with the law and is not a “work-around or loophole”. They are completely legal and have been deemed as such by the highest legal authority (BATF) who is certainly not a pro-gun organization.

These have been in existence, as they are sold today, for almost 15 years and thousands of Maine citizens own and use these without incident.

Maine is not a “Gun Control Pioneer” like the crime ridden states that have adopted similar legislation, and has a long tradition and heritage of simply complying with Federal law. We have no “problem” to fix, much less rising to the level of an “Emergency Bill” for this session.
Whatever you do, please don't assume “it will never happen” or that this isn't an important issue. Everything we sacrifice, in an attempt to appease those who wan't all of our guns outlawed, only brings them closer to their goals and accomplishes nothing of substance. While this specific device may not be of direct interest, the next thing they demand, will be. They must be stopped now. We are not Maineachusettes.

Jeff Zimba

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Tougher Background Checks, but Tougher How?


Tougher Background Checks, but Tougher How?

Ft Collins, CO –-( This week, even DJT was talking publically about “tougher” background checks for potential gun-buyers.

“Tougher?” How?

Of course, we are never told.

But, at least some of us ask:

Should NICS now have access to prescription drug records of any American who wants to buy a gun, a change that will effectively shred HIPPA?

In NYS, they already do! NY State Police stormed the home of a duly-licensed NYS CCW Permit holder last year and seized all his guns. He had a single prescription for lorazepam (Ativan). It was prescribed to him briefly treat anxiety after his mother died. That State never revealed how they knew about the medicine.

His guns were eventually returned to him, but only after expensive and lengthy litigation. They never would have been returned otherwise.

So, will Second Amendment rights now be stripped from anyone who has ever had a prescription for any drug that can be called “psychotropic?” Does this include all pain medications, sleeping pills, diet pills, tranquilizers, blood-pressure medication?

How about “psychological counseling?” Will anyone who has ever seen a marriage counselor, or found it necessary to go to “confession” at a Catholic church, now be considered “mentally ill,” and thus barred from owning a gun?

Will Service-Service and State-Department bodyguards, who provide security for various politicians and dignitaries, be exempted? If not, half of them (probably most of them) will have to be disarmed.

I wonder if DJT is asking these inconvenient questions of the hoard of incoherent, gun-hating fanatics currently storming Washington DC!

For one, I have no tolerance for intellectual dishonesty, nor double-standards, nor “emotional reasoning.

If this current generation of demoniac gun-haters displayed even a glimmer of intellectual honesty, we might be able to have a conversation. But as we see, they don’t.

“People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart, which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide reasoning that will defend it.” ~ Anthony de Mello


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Root Causes of Evil

Art by Michael Ramirez

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USA –-( Root Causes of Evil.

Somehow we need to get past the misguided demands for more failed gun control and get to the underlying causes of evil.

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Help Stop Gun Control Bully’s in Florida, Your Action is Needed ~ VIDEO

Help Stop Gun Control Bully's in Florida, Your Action is Needed

Florida – -( In the wake of an atrocious act of premeditated murder, an organized effort to bully legislators into passing legislation to hijack your Second Amendment rights is underway.

The gun control faction is out in full force, determined use the senseless murder of the students and adults at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as an excuse to promote their gun ban agenda.

Numerous gun control proposals that have been mentioned include:
  1. Waiting periods on long guns
  2. Raising age limits on the purchase of long guns
  3. Age limits on possession of semi-automatic rifles
  4. Ban of so-called “assault weapons”
  5. Ban of “bump-stocks”
  6. Removing the exemption for concealed weapons license holders from the existing waiting period on handguns

Please email or call your legislators IMMEDIATELY and ask them to focus on fixing our broken mental health system and improving school security, not punishing law-abiding gun owners because of the act of a deranged criminal.

Please EMAIL the following members of the Legislature IMMEDIATELY and tell them NO GUN CONTROL. Urge them to provide armed security in schools and tighten mental health laws to keep guns out of the hands of those who are a danger to themselves or others.


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So-Called ‘Conservatives’ Need to Stop Offering Gun-Grabbers Concessions

Why does this look like it could be filled with holes and hanging from a target retrieval system ?

USA – -( “Gun-violence restraining orders (GVROs) make us all safer while empowering the individual and protecting liberty,” David French of National Review Online asserts in “A Gun-Control Measure Conservatives Should Consider.” That’s despite his admission later in the piece that “I don’t pretend that a GVRO is the solution to mass killings. There is no ‘solution.’”

Still, French insists — making the case that a piece of paper issued by a court actually offers protection against an obsessed sociopath with murder on his mind — “the GVRO is consistent with and recognizes both the inherent right of self-defense and the inherent right of due process. It is not collective punishment. It is precisely targeted.”

Uh…yeah. That's why they're called “individual rights.”

And to paraphrase Bill Clinton, it depends upon what the meaning of the term “due process” is. Without the equivalent civil liberties protections of a jury trial with guilt established beyond a reasonable doubt, it is the suspension of a fundamental right not only without a conviction, but without a charge. As for GVRO effectiveness, anecdotal as well as limited study evidence suggests “The answer isn’t clear.”

OK, but what about separating hotheads from their guns? Won’t that at least help tilt the odds in favor of increased safety for “victims”?

So “conservatives” are now claiming “gun control” works and keeps determined criminals from obtaining firearms? Based on what? Your average weekend in Chicago?

But let’s give French the benefit of the doubt. Let’s assume all his due process assurances about ‘clear, convincing, admissible evidence that the respondent is a significant danger to himself or others” have been satisfied, and that “real evidence (e.g. sworn statements, screenshots of social-media posts, copies of journal entries) minimizes the chance of bad-faith claims.”

The anger management-challenged brute has been issued his orders and told to behave himself.

But why is he still free to move among us? We're either serious about this or we're not.

After all, we have “clear, convincing, admissible evidence” the “restrained” party is a danger.  How is it responsible to allow a known danger access to the rest of us until such time as it can be established that he is no longer a threat?

Why wouldn’t such a threat be separated from peaceable society, after being afforded real “due process,” with all appropriate protections of course. And taking things out of the realm of gun bans and into the realm of civil liberties can't hurt.

“Anyone who can’t be trusted with a gun can’t be trusted without a custodian” is a maxim I’ve been using for years because it’s true. Recalling that the three greatest mass murders in U.S. history were reportedly initiated with utility knives, fuel oil and fertilizer, and gasoline and a match, and how many homicides are committed with blunt or sharp objects or even with hands and feet, why would you want to give a “prohibited person” capable of using any of those the freedom to move at will among the rest of us?

Who thinks now is the time to be making concessions?

If proven violent persons are still truly dangerous, Robert J. Kukla made a brilliant observation in his 1973 classic “Gun Control,” equating their release from prison with opening the cage of a man-eating tiger and expecting a different result.

Gun owners are being besieged on all sides with a coordinated fury I’ve never seen before. Now is not the time for those defending the right to keep and bear arms to be ceding any ground, particularly since we know it will be relentlessly occupied and then used to launch the next incursion toward the goal of total citizen disarmament (with some expressing interest in going farther than that).

Yet despite that, we see “Republicans” offering “concessions,” with the blessings of the NRA on “FixNICS” and the proposed “bump stock” ban, as if the issue is not enough regulation. Those were all the signals President Trump needed to move forward on both. Further, we see “A”-rated turncoats like John Kasich setting the stage for a renewed semi-auto ban, asking like an idiot what we’d really lose. And again, we see Donald Trump now floating upping the age to buy guns and his spokesflack saying the “ban AR-15s” door hasn’t been closed.

“Your GVRO didn't say anything about ‘KNIFE violence'…”

I guess it’s no surprise to see NRO offering a sop, as if that will satisfy those who’ve made it clear they want it all. National Review founder William F. Buckley didn’t really get the “shall not be infringed” thing either, on either prior restraints or on militia-suitable arms. And sorry, but David French's is not a “conservative” voice I want representing gun owner interests if the extent of his judgment is to throw the circling pack of Democrat jackals a scrap of flesh. Nor is Ben Shapiro's.

If the object is to protect Americans from those who wish to do them harm, the “solution” will never be in a piece of paper with a disarmament order. We each of us need to understand that the police have no legal duty to protect us. Unless we are capable of protecting ourselves and those we love, “gun-free victims” will be as inviting to attackers as “gun-free zones.”

With midterms coming up and raging “progressives” on the warpath, there doesn’t appear to be steeled political resolve from the GOP to enforce the right of the people to keep and bear arms throughout the Republic any time soon. Too bad, as that’s what’s really needed. But at the very least gun owner rights advocates should be pinning the ears back of any “conservatives” out there “helpfully” offering “reasonable concessions.”

They sure don’t speak for me.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook

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Soft Targets – Gun Banners Exploit Student Victims of Gun Violence

Art by A.F. Branco

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USA –-( Soft Targets.

Democrats continue their strategy of “let no crisis go to waste, and the latest school shooting is no exception. Students can't admit it but they are being victimized twice.

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Bloomberg & Everytown for Gun Safety Behind So Called “Student-Led” Anti-Gun March

by Chad D. Baus

Bloomberg & Everytown for Gun Safety Behind So Called “Student-Led” Anti-Gun March

Florida , USA – -( Gun rights advocates have long-maintained that there is a vast difference between groups such as the National Rifle Association or Buckeye Firearms Association, made up of millions of individual paid members, and groups which espouse a gun control point of view and claim to represent a majority of the country, but which have very few, if any, actual paid members.

In 2005, I was priviledged to sit down with University of Toledo Professor and author Brian Anse Patrick to discuss this abstract, invisible “majority” anti-Second Amendment groups claim to represent.

Patrick, who I am sad to report passed away in December of 2016, had also recently met with the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence's (OCAGV) executive director, Toby Hoover, in her Toledo office while preparing for an upcoming book.

“When I asked about membership,” Patrick said, “Hoover answered the question by asking another question – ‘how does one define membership?' Well, apparently they do it by fiat – claiming to speak for an abstract public.

“Last Spring I read a news media piece in which Hoover criticized the Ohio CCW law on its first anniversary because only 45,000 or so people had obtained permits in the first year. This, said Hoover, indicated that the law was bad because such a small portion of the public was thereby represented. However even this 45,000 dwarfs OCAGV – which appears to have no tangible, mass membership at all – even though it claims to speak for millions.”

Professor Patrick then cited J.M. Sproule's Propaganda and Democracy. “Sproule has an interesting discussion of these abstract publics – made up by interpreting attitudinal survey data and constructing these interpretations as a “public” when in fact no such public may exist. My impression is that the coalition is made up of several religious/neighborhood organizations that are similar in make up – a small paid professional staff that claims to speak for an abstract, invisible public. It's a social work missionary model. Overall the coalition seems a top-down affair, functioning more or less in the model of missionary or social work, than any kind of mass membership grassroots citizens group.”

“I don't know if OCAGV has only two members,” Patrick told me, “but its primary, perhaps sole manifestation as an organization or coalition seems to be two professional staff members in the basement of a church in downtown Toledo: Toby Hoover, the executive director and a secretary/receptionist.”

I was reminded of this conversation as I read news of a “student-led” plan to march on Washington D.C. to demand gun control.

The anti-gun news media are obviously awash with excitement over the prospect of this spectacle, primarily because of how many advertisements for Tide Pods and Viagra they can sell during the broadcast of the event, but also because it fits their anti-gun, blame-the-NRA narrative.


A very slick-looking, clearly professional website called #MarchForOurLives cropped up almost immediately after the mass murder at a high school in Parkland, FL.

The domain name is listed as private, but as BFA Executive Director Dean Rieck observed to me, “I don't know who's behind this. It sure isn't high school kids.” Dean went on to express his suspicions that the group is actually yet another Michael Bloomberg astroturf group – not a real grassroots affair, but yet another of J.M. Sproule's propped up “publics.” And, lo and behold, thanks to a little slip by the BBC, that is exactly what this is:

[Students] have announced the March for Our Lives to take place on 24 March 2018, in conjunction with the Everytown for Gun Safety, calling for the prioritisation of children's lives in the gun control debate.

Once again we see billionaire Michael Bloomberg performing as the Great Oz behind the curtain.

And there is no doubt students will participate in the charade. After all, what high school student wouldn't want a few days off school, or a free trip to the state or national capital? Indeed, the Associated Press is reported that 400 students were be bussed to Tallahassee this week to demand various gun control measures. There is, of course, no mention of whose busses were being used or who is paying for fuel and drivers.

Sen. Bill Galvano, a Republican and the incoming Florida senate president, said the state Senate was preparing a package that would include raising the age to purchase any firearm to 21, creating a waiting period for purchasing any type of firearm, banning bump stocks that can allow semi-automatic guns to spray bullets quickly and creating gun-violence restraining orders.

The Senate is also considering boosting spending on mental health programs for schools and giving law-enforcement greater power to involuntarily hold someone considered a danger to themselves.

Democrats believe raising the age limit and creating a waiting period to buy rifles isn’t enough.

“That’s unacceptable. That’s a joke,” said Democratic Sen. Gary Farmer of Broward County. “I don’t see that as a restriction. It never should have been that an 18-year-old could buy an assault weapon. No Floridians should be able to buy an assault weapon.”

These students are being used – used by Michael Bloomberg and used by anti-Second Amendment politicians.

Used to promote a legislative agenda that they know would not have stopped the Parkland, FL school killer, and will not stop the next one. But finding solutions that might actually work isn't what the wizards behind the curtain are after.

“It's really simple, says Rieck. “I can sum up the gun control movement in one word: ICKY.

Once again we see billionaire Michael Bloomberg performing as the Great Oz behind the curtain and using children for his sick anti American causes.

“The left thinks guns are icky. They don't like them. They don't like us. And they want to scrub away the icky the way they'd wipe up grease on the stove top. They don't care about safety, health, enforcing laws, or anything else of relevance. Remember, the gun control groups driving this recent March for your Lives nonsense are the SAME people who work on every other left wing cause. The same people march. The same people tweet. And the liberal media pushes their liberal message because they think guns are icky too. There's no such thing as a gun control constituency. It's all smoke and mirrors, driven top-down by Bloomberg, Soros, and Everytown.

“Those calling for gun control have little interest in taking real steps to promote public safety and well-being,” Rieck observes. “Instead, they use gun control as a political hammer to bash Republicans, bash Conservatives, and bash the NRA and organizations like ours. It's a disengenous tactic to do fundraising. But they are doing nothing at all to address real-world problems.

“We stopped falling for this misleading tactic long ago. We're addressing these problems and putting our money where our mouth is. What are gun control activists doing?

“We provide training to deter or stop mass murderers in schools. Do they? We work with the Ohio Department of Mental Health to promote suicide awareness and prevention. Do they? We support efforts to teach gun safety to kids and adults. Do they? We support the hiring of more police, strictly enforcing current laws, and keeping violent criminal locked up. Do they?

“Those of us fighting for gun rights have all the same advantages we've always had. Real people. Lots of people. Cultural traditions. Patience. And to top it all off, we have practical, proven solutions. Those who want to do something that will actually help reduce the bloodshed should be listening to us.”

Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is co-founder of BFA-PAC, and served as its Vice Chairman for 15 years. He is the editor of, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website.

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How Mental Health Warrants Could Be A Legal Way To Preventing Mass Murders

by Clinical Forensic Psychologist Dr. John Huber

How Mental Health Warrants Could Be A Legal, Preventing Mass Murders

Austin, TX – -( Mainstream Mental Health has identified an approach to address school and mass shooting threat concerns.

If an appropriate legal tool was in place the Florida school shooting (Valentine's Day 2018) could have been avoided. All indications are that school authorities and police involved followed current law in processing Mr. Cruz administratively through the years preceding this event.

If additional safe guards were in place this tragic event could have been avoided. Mr. Cruz posted on many social media outlets his desire to become a “Professional School Shooter”.

The main need is a mental health warrant to search and to validate the threat which has to be investigated by police. If there's evidence to support it, it has to go back to the judge, and then the judge would issue a warrant to the individual to have a Licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist assess them primarily for potential risk of violence and other potential mental health issues. If the person refuses to comply, they can be arrested on Contempt of Court, and then the evaluation would be completed in jail.


Nikolas Cruz's Professional School Shooter comment.

This addresses the 4th amendment concern by involving the courts, and allowing a judge to name the concerns, and engage the process instead of flagrantly allowing law enforcement to trample all over the constitutional rights of individuals.


As you are well aware, we have a notable concern related to weapons and concurrent mental health issues. What Mainstream Mental Health, led by Dr. John Huber, have comprised, is a meaningful approach to addressing potential concerns related to threat assessments, while concurrently maintaining afforded constitutional rights. As we have repeatedly heard outcries about the power of law enforcement to prevent these heinous crimes, we believe that approaching these concerns from this aspect will help in diminishing these threats.

The way to go about this is though the following methods:

1. A Mental Health Warrant would need to be drafted by local law enforcement to investigate the potential for violence. This could be after a report was made by someone else online (i.e., threats made on YouTube comments, 4Chan, Facebook, etc.), or in the person's social circle, who has observed the threats made by the individual. This would then be reviewed and possibly approved by a judge

2. If approved by the Judge, an investigation would take place by local officials to determine the likelihood of threats, and would then report back to the courts. If no significant threat is identified, the investigation would be closed, the individual may be contacted to let them know that their actions have consequences, and to make sure they understand the implications of those actions.

If the investigation suggests the likelihood that the person in question is potentially capable of moving forward with the threats the judge would issue a subpoena and bring the individual to court.

3. If a notable threat is found, the judge could then order a risk evaluation, the individual would then have to meet with a Forensic Psychologist to assess them for being a reasonable and identifiable threat. This provision is specific, as Forensic Psychologists and are specially trained in evaluating threat assessments in a legal manner.

This could also help determine the fitness of the individual, and to identify if any reasonable concerns related to serious mental health or competency issues are present.

Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers should not be sought to perform these assessments, as their approach to this level of threat assessment is not specialized enough to ensure public safety.

4. If the person refuses to comply with the order, then the judge can order that the individual is in contempt of a court order, and then the individual can be assessed while incarcerated.

This approach addresses potential 4th amendment concerns, as there would be a lawful procedure completed instead of having other outside agencies (i.e., FBI, ATF, etc.) to have to investigate, which may take significantly longer. Having local agencies address these concerns could help mitigate the FBI backlog for investigative purposes, but could also be handled by local courts to address these concerns. Of course, elevating these concerns to the FBI or other federal agencies could be determined by the County or State level agencies to make that determination.

This also would create a process that would keep the suspected individual out of the criminal courts and in civil court similar to a commitment hearing allowing for mental health intervention and placement.

About Dr. John Huber

Texas Based – Dr. John Huber ( is the Chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, a non-profit organization that brings lasting and positive change to the lives of individuals that suffer from mental health issues. A mental health professional for over twenty years, Dr. Huber is a Clinical Forensic Psychologist, and he is a practitioner with privileges at two long term acute care hospitals.

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Help Us Support Safe Students Act (H.R. 34), Calls Needed

Help Us Support Safe Students Act (H.R. 34), Calls Needed

USA – -( It’s only been a week since the heartbreaking school shooting in Florida, but anti-gun activists and politicians have already begun yet another campaign to restrict YOUR Second Amendment Rights.

They’ve introduced a bill to supposedly fix the “broken” NICS background system…

… but not only would this bill prevent hundreds of thousands of law-abiding citizens from exercising their Second Amendment rights, it also wouldn’t prevent any mass shootings.

These anti-gun activists are currently trying to convince the President that he should support their disastrous gun control efforts.

And sadly, it may be working. The President, who just came out in support of banning bump stocks, is now in talks with the supporters of the anti-gun NICS bill.

This ban on bump stocks is so broad that it will also cover standard capacity magazines and semi-automatics with pistol grips.

Help us stand up for the Second Amendment, call the White House at (202)-456-1111 today and tell President Trump that he should oppose the expansion of federal background checks and oppose the ban on bump stocks.

If that number is busy, then call 202-456-1414.

There is one proposal that would prevent shootings like this in the future.

The Safe Students Act (H.R. 34) would repeal gun-free school zones across the country, allowing security guards, administrators, teachers, and parents to protect their students.

98% of public mass shootings occur in gun-free zones. These killers target locations where guns are not allowed because they feel safe. Precious lives are lost because of the time it takes to stop these killers.

It’s time to eliminate this ineffective ban and put the safety of our nation’s children first.

Call the White House at (202)-456-1111 today and tell President Trump that he should oppose the expansion of federal background checks … oppose the ban on bump stocks and magazines … and throw his support behind the repeal of gun-free school zones instead.

Again, if that number is busy, then call 202-456-1414.

In Liberty,

Erich Pratt
Executive Director
Gun Owners of America

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