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What’s with Democrats’ obsession to ‘do something about guns?’

Topic: What’s with Democrats’ obsession to ‘do something about guns?’

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What’s with Democrats’ obsession to ‘do something about guns?’

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House Democrats walk down the Capitol steps after ending their gun control sit-in last week.

While the Everett Herald and Seattle Times today carry reports about an apparent home invasion robbery-gone-bad in Snohomish County early Saturday morning — one of the would-be robbers was killed — it might be a good time to ask anti-gun Democrats what they think about self-defense.

Indeed, according to Second Amendment activists all over the landscape, it might be even better to ask Democrats why they have such a compulsion for “doing something about guns” after the Orlando terror massacre. After all, they didn’t go on a political rampage after pressure cookers following the Boston Marathon terror bombing.

At least one gun rights leader, Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, lambasted Democrats last week for their “temper tantrum” on guns. He put it bluntly, telling Democrats that “Their party no longer represents the ideals of a free society.” Continue Reading →

Gun control beaten back again; now what?

Topic: Gun control beaten back again; now what?

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Gun control beaten back again; now what?

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Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) chats with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) about yesterday’s gun control votes in the Senate.

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Yesterday’s quadruple failure of four different gun control measures in the Senate was virtually a foregone conclusion, and it happened only a day after anti-gun Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) virtually acknowledged to ABC This Week that discussing why yesterday’s measures would not have prevented Orlando would be falling “into that trap.”

So, it is “a trap” to publicly admit that proposals Murphy and his gun prohibitionist colleagues were pushing would not have prevented Orlando, or, for that matter, Sandy Hook? People should take a step back and analyze what Murphy blurted: “We can’t get into the trap in which we are forced to defend our proposals simply because it didn’t stop the last tragedy.”

Now is a good time to ask Murphy “Why not?” If gun control proponents can’t be forced to defend their proposals, which are typically in response to some recent tragedy, should the public believe that these proposals are indefensible? Continue Reading →

Clinton’s hypocrisy erupts with doubletalk about guns, Orlando

Clinton’s hypocrisy erupts with doubletalk about guns, Orlando

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Alan Gottlieb

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Clinton’s hypocrisy erupts with doubletalk about guns, Orlando

 

Democrat Hillary Clinton went after guns yesterday in Ohio, insisting that people on no-fly lists should not be allowed to buy guns.

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After opening her remarks Monday in Cleveland by asserting that “today is not a day for politics,” Hillary Rodham Clinton went full-on politics, demanding more gun control and in the process possibly misrepresenting how the terrorist killer in Orlando obtained his firearms.

In response, the Second Amendment Foundation ripped Clinton and President Barack Obama for exploiting the attack to press for more restrictions on firearms. SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb said, “Americans should be appalled that both President Obama and Clinton chose to attack the Second Amendment rights of legitimate gun owners instead of radical Islamist terrorists.”

“If the FBI is watching you for suspected terrorist links,” Clinton declared during a campaign visit, “you shouldn’t be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked. And you shouldn’t be able to exploit loopholes and evade criminal background checks by buying online or at a gun show.” Continue Reading →

Gloves come off, swords come out: Political brutality begins

Gloves come off, swords come out: Political brutality begins

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Alan Gottlieb

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Gloves come off, swords come out: Political brutality begins

 

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Hillary Clinton enjoyed last night’s primary victories.

Yesterday’s primary election results sealed the deal for Hillary Rodham Clinton to become the first woman to secure her party’s presidential nomination, but hanging over that achievement like a storm cloud is the inevitable clash on the horizon, a five-month bare knuckles battle between her and presumptive Republican nominee Donald J. Trump to take the White House.

Between now and Nov. 8, the nation may face a bigger challenge than two world wars. America is resilient, but it is bitterly divided and many believe the very life of the nation is at stake. Gun rights organizations have warned that the Second Amendment is on the ballot. Trump has repeatedly declared that he will protect the right to keep and bear arms. Clinton has made gun control a cornerstone of her campaign. Continue Reading →

Good News Alert: UTT Law Enforcement Program in Dallas A Huge Success

Good News Alert: UTT Law Enforcement Program in Dallas

A Huge Success

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Good News Alert: UTT Law Enforcement Program in Dallas

A Huge Success

 

UTT (Understanding the Threat) conducted a one-day program for law enforcement, prosecutors, military and citizens in Dallas (Texas) last Friday, infusing the attendees with heavy doses of reality about the jihadi threat in the United States, and, specifically, Texas.

The response from participants was unanimously positive.

“Everybody needs to hear and know this information,” a community leader from the Dallas area told members of the UTT team.

“This was the best program I have attended in all my time as a police officer.  I am stunned to learn of the threat to Dallas from the jihadi threat, and that the very organization opposing this presentation is a Hamas front group,” said a law enforcement officer who also preferred to be unnamed for this article. Continue Reading →

Anti-gun lobbying groups endorse Clinton, admit gun control ‘litmus test

Anti-gun lobbying groups endorse Clinton, admit gun control ‘litmus test’

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Alan Gottlieb

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Anti-gun lobbying groups endorse Clinton, admit gun control ‘litmus test

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Democrat Hillary Clinton, wearing an orange gun control sweater yesterday, picked up key endorsements today from two gun prohibition lobbying groups, Everytown and Moms Demand Action.

Perhaps the biggest non-surprise of the 2016 campaign came today with the endorsement of Hillary Rodham Clinton by two of the nation’s most vocal gun prohibition lobbying organizations, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, according to the Washington Examiner (no connection to this column).

According to this morning’s New York Times, Everytown President John Feinblatt declared in a prepared statement, “Gun Sense Voters have a champion in Hillary Clinton. Our litmus test is simple: does a candidate side with the public or with the gun lobby? Hillary Clinton passes that test with flying colors — pushing back against the N.R.A.’s extreme ‘guns for everyone, everywhere’ agenda, and ushering in a new political calculus that saving lives from gun violence is a winning issue.” Continue Reading →

Nat’l Review writer: ‘Fire Couric’ over film; look who ‘partners’ are

 

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A writer for National Review today called on Yahoo to fire Katie Couric, the latest chapter in an unfolding saga that found a Fox News media analyst asserting that Couric’s controversial “Under the Gun,” was edited to misrepresent responses of gun owners to a question she asked about preventing terrorists or felons from acquiring firearms.

UPDATE: The Wrap is reporting that Couric has indicated “regret” for the edit, which resulted in an eight-second pause after her question. An unidentified source is quoted as suggesting the pause was “an unnecessary mistake.” The story quotes director Stephanie Soechtig, who said about the pause, “I would never misrepresent someone’s point of view and I don’t think I did by doing this. I don’t think I misrepresented gun owners or the people featured in the film.” Continue Reading →

NRA leaders: ‘Political elites’ are Destroying the Country

Topic: NRA leaders: ‘Political elites’ are Destroying the Country

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NRA leaders: ‘Political elites’ are Destroying the Country

NRA members listen as Wayne LaPierre delivers remarks during the annual meeting Saturday in Louisville

During Saturday morning’s annual meeting of members of the National Rifle Association, the organization’s top leaders zeroed on a theme that illustrates the deepening divide between average Americans, especially gun owners, and the politically elite that want to disarm them.NRA members listen as Wayne LaPierre delivers remarks during the annual meeting Saturday in Louisville.

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre declared that “the elites and their ideology are destroying this country.” This was after opening his speech by noting that “In this room, you can still see the America we all love.” Continue Reading →

Attacks in Paris, if it was on American soil, would somebody already be blaming “lax gun laws?”

Topic: Attacks in Paris, if it was on American soil, would somebody already be blaming “lax gun laws?”

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Attacks in Paris, if it was on American soil, would somebody already be blaming “lax gun laws?”

New York Times reported that the Islamic State claimed responsibility for last night’s bloody string of attacks in Paris, and further that the terrorists called them “the first of the storm,” but had this outrage happened on American soil would somebody already be blaming “lax gun laws?”

Presidential candidate Donald Trump, appearing today in Beaumont, Texas, had a much different perspective. According to WGHP, Trump told his audience, “When you look at Paris — you know the toughest gun laws in the world, Paris — nobody had guns but the bad guys. Nobody had guns. Nobody.”

“You can say what you want,” Trump is quoted by the Fox affiliate, “but if they had guns, if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry, it would’ve been a much, much different situation.” The crowd, according to the report, “erupted into raucous applause.”

The Washington Examiner reported last night that Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, also running for president, suggested that plans to bring Syrian refugees to this country should be shelved. Fox News reported this morning that fingerprints have identified one of the dead terrorists as an extremist French national.

Saturday afternoon, Fox News reported that at least one of the victims was a visiting American student from California. She was identified as Nohemi Gonzalez, 23.

In the wake of the attack, Politifact reached back five months to a statement by President Barack Obama, reacting to the Charleston church shooting, observed, “This type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.” Except that it obviously does.

French authorities are focusing on the individuals responsible, but here in the United States, it has become customary and almost reflexive to blame so-called “lax gun laws” and the Second Amendment — and organizations that defend the right to keep and bear arms — to promote a political agenda of citizen disarmament. There is no Second Amendment in France.

Now there is discussion about the potential for such an attack in the United States. There is a sense of heightened security, but how does that translate to the ground level? Paris demonstrated that terror attacks go after soft targets, and the United States is filled with them: sports stadiums, concert halls, shopping malls, schools, pick a venue, especially buildings and facilities posted as “gun free zones.”

And with that, Trump’s remarks in Beaumont strike a chord with many American citizens. More than 12.5 million are estimated to have carry licenses and permits. To paraphrase Trump, say what you will, but at times of uncertainty, the ability to defend one’s self and family can be reassuring.

Is there danger of such a terrorist attack in the United States? Yesterday, hours before the Paris attack, Barack Obama was telling reporters that ISIS had been contained. Last night, following the attack, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said there are no “specific or credible threats” of an attack here, according to Newsmax.

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Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation
Publisher of TheGunMag.com  and The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report
Author of twenty books, including:
Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd
Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating up the Constitution
Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns
Regular on TV and radio including  MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s20/20, NBC Today ShowThe O’Reilly FactorLarry King Live,
Fox News ChannelHardball with Chris MatthewsGood Morning America and Piers Morgan Live/CNN

 

Alan Gottlieb Bio:
Dynamic and articulate are two accurate descriptions of Alan Gottlieb. Alan is a Nuclear Engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee and has attended the Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems at Georgetown University.

 

He is recognized as a member of the working press, maintaining active membership in the Outdoor Writers Association of America.  His articles have appeared in the Seattle Times, San Francisco Examiner, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cincinnati Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and USA Today.

 

Alan is the Publisher of TheGunMag.com and The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report. He is the Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, serves on the Board of  Directors of the American Conservative Union, President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, President of the American Political Action Committee and President of NoInternetTax.org.

 

 

His handiwork has received notice in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Time, People, Rolling Stone, National Review and Outside magazine.

Alan has received the prestigious Golden Eagle Award from the American Federation of Police, and was commended by the Kentucky House of Representatives for his “outstanding leadership in preserving our American heritage of freedom.”  He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in American Politics.

 

Alan has appeared on over 4,400 TV and radio talk shows, including the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s 20/20, The Michael Reagan Show, The Ken Hamblin Show, PBS All Things Considered, CNN Crossfire, Fox TV’s Crier Report, NBC Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, ESPN, Larry King Live, CNN Special Reports, Hannity & Combs, CNN All Politics, Fox News Channel,CNN Headline NewsMSNBCPiers MorganLou DobbsTonightHardball with Chris Mathews, The Mike Huckabee Show, Al Jazeera Inside Story and Good Morning America.

 

Alan is President of Merril Associates, a noted direct response advertising agency specializing in direct mail, fund raising and public relations.  He is also President of Merril Press, a non-fiction book publishing company.  Alan is also President of radio stations KBNP in Portland, Oregon, KITZ in Seattle, Washington,  KGTK in Olympia, Washington, and KSBN in Spokane, Washington and former Chairman of the Talk America Radio Network and former President of the Universal Talk Network.

 

In addition, Alan is the author of twenty books including Politically Correct Guns, Trashing the Economy and She Took a Village: The Unauthorized Biography of Hillary Clinton, Alan Gottlieb’s Celebrity Address Book, Double Trouble: Daschle and Gephart Capitol Hill Bullies, and Gun Rights Affirmed, America Fights Back: Armed Self-defense in a Violent Age, These Dogs Don’t Hunt: The Democrats’ War on Guns and Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns and Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating up the Constitution, Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd.

Paris attack, threats against U.S. sharpen focus on gun laws, rights

Topic: Paris attack, threats against U.S. sharpen focus on gun laws, rights

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Paris attack, threats against U.S. sharpen focus on gun laws, rights

Last Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris is putting focus on strict gun laws, according to a report by O’Dwyer’s, a public relations and marketing news agency, this morning, and that follows on yesterday’s report in The New American that questioned whether strict French gun control laws contributed to the slaughter by disarming people.

“Of course,” the New American story said, “common sense should inform us that it is not guns in the hands of the law-abiding, but civilian disarmament, that makes civilians more vulnerable to attack by armed terrorists — including the terrorists who were able to kill or wound nearly 70 people per terrorist on Friday night without interruption in Paris, where Frenchmen are denied the right to keep and bear arms.”

What happened in Paris has put a sharp perspective on the Second Amendment, and how armed citizens at least have the potential of fighting back. As the New American story put it, “Much handwringing and declarations of vengeance emanated from French politicians who appeared to have been caught by surprise. After all, as recently as 2012 those very same politicians enacted even more draconian gun laws in order, they said, to keep this from happening again.”

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UPDATE: A new Rasmussen Report Monday morning revealed that a majority of likely U.S. voters are “less confident in their safety here at home than they have ever been,” and that poll was taken during the two days prior to last Friday’s Paris attack.

Rasmussen took the survey last Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The polling agency found that just 33 percent of likely U.S. voters believe this country is safer than it was before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Fifty-three percent believe the nation is less safe, Rasmussen said.

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That’s about the same thing one could say about American gun prohibitionists. The laws they have pushed ostensibly to prevent Chicago-type street crime and mass shootings haven’t worked. And in the aftermath of each new tragedy, these anti-self-defense advocates clamor for even tougher gun laws, putting honest citizens at even a greater disadvantage to criminals, kooks and now, terrorists.

Reuters this morning reported that the Islamic State has threatened to attack countries participating in air strikes against their strongholds in Syria will face retribution. Washington, D.C. was specifically mentioned, the report said.

The District of Columbia still has very restrictive gun laws, despite court victories by the Second Amendment Foundation that have pushed the city to allow handguns in homes for personal protection, and the creation of a carry permit system. But now with O’Dwyer and New American raising the question about gun laws, it isn’t just the so-called “gun lobby” pointing to what now appears to be the dismal failure of gun control in Europe, which domestic anti-gunners wish America would emulate.

Even The Guardian was talking about this situation yesterday, and that’s no mouth organ for American gun rights groups. What happened in Paris has been like a bucket of ice water in the faces of Europeans who thought restrictive gun policies would prevent mass attacks.

Concerns are now being voiced by governors in at least three states, according to this morning’s Washington Post, regarding Syrian refugees. Fox News added that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is also raising concerns about refugees in his state.

The habit of America spreading the welcome mat may be facing serious reconsideration with the threat of terrorism on the level of what happened in Paris. The Friday attack may also add momentum to what is already a strong surge of U.S. citizens applying for, or renewing, their carry licenses and permits, and exercising their right to keep and bear arms.

CREDS:

Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation
Publisher of TheGunMag.com  and The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report
Author of twenty books, including:
Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd
Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating up the Constitution
Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns
Regular on TV and radio including  MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s20/20, NBC Today ShowThe O’Reilly FactorLarry King Live,
Fox News ChannelHardball with Chris MatthewsGood Morning America and Piers Morgan Live/CNN

Alan Gottlieb Bio:

Dynamic and articulate are two accurate descriptions of Alan Gottlieb. Alan is a Nuclear Engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee and has attended the Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems at Georgetown University.

He is recognized as a member of the working press, maintaining active membership in the Outdoor Writers Association of America.  His articles have appeared in the Seattle Times, San Francisco Examiner, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cincinnati Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and USA Today.

Alan is the Publisher of TheGunMag.com and The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report. He is the Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, serves on the Board of  Directors of the American Conservative Union, President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, President of the American Political Action Committee and President of NoInternetTax.org.

His handiwork has received notice in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Time, People, Rolling Stone, National Review and Outside magazine.

Alan has received the prestigious Golden Eagle Award from the American Federation of Police, and was commended by the Kentucky House of Representatives for his “outstanding leadership in preserving our American heritage of freedom.”  He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in American Politics.

Alan has appeared on over 4,400 TV and radio talk shows, including the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s 20/20, The Michael Reagan Show, The Ken Hamblin Show, PBS All Things Considered, CNN Crossfire, Fox TV’s Crier Report, NBC Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, ESPN, Larry King Live, CNN Special Reports, Hannity & Combs, CNN All Politics, Fox News Channel,CNN Headline NewsMSNBCPiers MorganLou DobbsTonightHardball with Chris Mathews, The Mike Huckabee Show, Al Jazeera Inside Story and Good Morning America.

Alan is President of Merril Associates, a noted direct response advertising agency specializing in direct mail, fund raising and public relations.  He is also President of Merril Press, a non-fiction book publishing company.  Alan is also President of radio stations KBNP in Portland, Oregon, KITZ in Seattle, Washington,  KGTK in Olympia, Washington, and KSBN in Spokane, Washington and former Chairman of the Talk America Radio Network and former President of the Universal Talk Network.

In addition, Alan is the author of twenty books including Politically Correct Guns, Trashing the Economy and She Took a Village: The Unauthorized Biography of Hillary Clinton, Alan Gottlieb’s Celebrity Address Book, Double Trouble: Daschle and Gephart Capitol Hill Bullies, and Gun Rights Affirmed, America Fights Back: Armed Self-defense in a Violent Age, These Dogs Don’t Hunt: The Democrats’ War on Guns and Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns and Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating up the Constitution, Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd.