Created: Wednesday, 16 January 2013 00:00
I am on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association and recently returned from our winter, 2013 meetings. It comes as no surprise that the Obama administration’s predictable and despicable response to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a major topic of discussion. The information revealed during these meetings makes it abundantly clear that Americans are not facing merely a legislative battle, but a war on our very culture and way of life.
For decades, there have been numerous attacks on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding American gun owners. These attacks are always based on lies and the false claim that by giving up one’s constitutional right they will be safer. History and experience prove that these allegations are false, yet those who would deprive American citizens of the right to possess and carry firearms for all lawful purposes are not deterred. Apparently, they ascribe to the theory that a lie repeated often enough becomes the truth.
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Created: Thursday, 12 April 2012 00:00
Jessie Jackson, Rep. Al Green, Al Shaprton and others are using the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida to call for the repeal of all so-called “stand your ground” laws around the country. Jessie Jackson was in Houston on April 12th calling for repeal of the Texas “Castle Doctrine.” Jackson erroneously claims such laws promote “vigilantism.” Jessie Jackson, Al Green and other self-appointed black leaders either do not know what the so-called Texas “Castle Doctrine” requires, or they know the truth and are lying to the public.
It is hard to determine what is at the center of complaints by Jackson and Green, as they never manage to state precisely what offends them about the Texas “Castle Doctrine.” Based upon numerous statements made around the country, it appears that the repeal of the retreat duty is what Jackson, Green, Sharpton and others want to accomplish. However, they argue that the lack of a retreat duty means people can used deadly force “anytime they feel threatened.” Undoubtedly, they got this misinformation from the Brady Campaign to [Ban all Guns and Render Everyone Defenseless].
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