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The Messiah is a Liah!

The Mesiah

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, reacting to yesterday’s remarks by Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder that the president will seek to reinstate the ban on semi-automatic firearms, Gottlieb said  “We warned America that Obama’s ‘support’ for the Second Amendment was empty rhetoric,” he stated, “and now Holder’s disclosure has confirmed it. Obama was lying, and now gun rights may be dying.”

 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s response to a reporter’s question on weapons’ regulations, Holder said, “Well, as President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to re-institute the ban on the sale of assault weapons. I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum.”

Holder refused to speculate when regulations would move forward, likely no law would be passed, instead a decree will be handed down from mount Olympus.   “There are obviously a number of things that are — that have been taking up a substantial amount of [Obama’s] time, and so, I’m not sure exactly what the sequencing will be,”  Holder said.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)  in response to Attorney General Eric Holder’s comments on Feb. 25, 2009, about reinstating the assault weapons ban, NSSF issued a press release reminding Congress and all Americans that such a ban would result in a loss of jobs, have no effect on reducing crime and would deprive millions of law-abiding gun owners of their Constitutional right to own the firearm of their choice.

History is a good teacher.  We know that the Clinton Gun Ban had ZERO effect on crime in the United States, or Mexico for that matter.  There is no reason to reinstate this restrictive and useless ban except to limit gun ownership.   Assault weapons as defined in the Clinton Ban were involved in less than 1% of homicides before the assault weapons ban took effect in 1994. The same is true as of 1998. (1)    As of 1998, about 13% of homicides involve knives, 5% involve bludgeons, and 6% are committed with hands and feet. (1)    The Clinton administration prosecuted 4 people in 1997 and 4 people in 1998 for violating the assault weapons ban. (2)

(1)    “1998 NRA Fact Card.” Viewed in January of 1999 on the National Rifle Association web site, http://www.nra.org/

(2)    Heston, Charlton. “Truth and Consequences.” 1999.

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Another reason not to live in Chicago!

BELLEVUE, WA – Anti-gun Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has taken one more step toward turning his city into a police state by planning to give police fully automatic M4 carbines, while still fighting to block the gun rights of citizens not only in Chicago but throughout Illinois, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“Here’s one of the most anti-gun mayors in the nation, who has been trying to ban common semiautomatic rifles for years, but now he’s rushing to turn his police into a paramilitary force doing battle against street gangs and other criminals,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, co-author of America Fights Back: Armed Self-Defense in a Violent Age. “Yet this guy works overtime to make it impossible for average citizens to protect themselves against the same criminal element.

“If Daley thinks turning Chicago neighborhoods into gulags, where only police have guns, is going to keep people safe,” he asked, “he is horribly mistaken. They tried it in Washington, D.C. and it’s been a disaster!

“Daley has decried the violence in Chicago,” Gottlieb said, “but the mayor seems to ignore the likelihood that it is his own urban policies that have made the Windy City so dangerous. The good citizens of Chicago deserve the chance to fight back and make a difference. Instead, Daley sends lobbyists to Springfield to erode the gun rights of Chicago residents and all Illinois citizens, leaving them first defenseless, and now likely to be caught in a crossfire.”

Daley’s effort has attracted the attention of Catholic priest Michael Pfleger, the man who tried to incite a crowd last year outside of Chuck’s Gun Shop in suburban Riverdale to “snuff” proprietor John Riggio and any politician who stands in the way of Pfleger’s gun control agenda.

“When Daley’s solution to violence involves crackpots like Pfleger,” Gottlieb noted, “the city is in trouble, and not just from criminals. It is time for a new approach, not one that turns police into an army of occupation, but one in which citizens can defend themselves and their families, without demagogues like Daley standing in their way.”

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