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"Our liberty is protected by four boxes...
The ballot box, the jury box, the soap box, and the cartridge box."
- Anonymous

The Port Arthur massacre was used to implement National Gun Laws in Australia.
Was it a planned act to disarm the Australian people? Do Waco and Oklahoma City fall into the same category?
The events at Port Arthur were clearly a terrorist attack on innocent civilians
The issue of banning so-called "assault weapons"
"What has become increasingly clear is that the entire issue is a massive fraud."
Which FREE country REQUIRES an "assault rifle" in nearly EVERY home?
Federal "Clinton Gun Ban" sunset, but NOT the NYS version!
Outlaw JUST guns??? They're already outlawing scissors, and cuffing 10-year-olds!!!
The fallacy of Micro-stamping 'technology', and potential of falsely accusing innocent gun owners!

"The National Safety Council's Injury Facts, 2003 edition - which covers the year 2001 - showed hunting is one of the safest outdoor pursuits. The number of injuries sustained, per 100,000 participants, according to the report were: 2,369 football, 2,326 basketball, 1,262 soccer, 319 swimming, 173 golf, 6 hunting.
Accidental hunting fatalities due to firearms, the most popular method of take, are at the lowest levels in history. In the past 10 years the rate has declined by 50 percent, and since records began being kept in 1903, they have declined by 91 percent."
(source: NRA Insights - January 2005 - Pg. 7 - Copyright 2004, The National Rifle Association of America)

Our Republic's Founders had it right. "To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them," warned George Mason. Patrick Henry concurred, imploring future generations: "Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."

"The first amendment to the Constitution guarantees freedom of speech, press, religion and assembly. The second amendment, Constitutional scholars agree, was meant to be a linchpin which would "lock in" the rights guaranteed by the first. "The strongest reason," said Thomas Jefferson, "for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

"The issue of banning so-called "assault weapons" has captivated the news media, politicians, and much of the public today. An emotional tidal wave has swept the nation since...killings by deranged criminal[s]. Hundreds of pieces of proposed gun control legislation are presently being debated... These bills would make unprecedented, far-reaching, and highly restrictive changes in the nation's gun laws."

"What has become increasingly clear is that the entire issue is a massive fraud."

"FACT: According to the Federal Government's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF), there is no way to differentiate between "assault rifles" and the 20 to 30 million sporting and hunting firearms owned and used by Americans."

"FACT: Overwhelming statistical evidence shows that crime actually decreases where citizen gun ownership increases."

"... it is the very nature of emotional arguments, such as those passionately put forth by well-meaning gun control advocates, that they bypass reason."

"Americans are ... losing their rights to keep and bear arms. [When] law-abiding, armed citizens are considered criminals, while real crime continues to grow uncontrollably, guess which "criminal" will be pursued by law enforcement. A vast gun-control police will go after citizens in violation of the law, because they are easier to catch than real criminals, and they satisfy the need for a scapegoat."

"Truly, the issue is not guns. It is your freedom. Remove the linchpin from the bill of rights--the Second Amendment--and the next rights to fall will be those guaranteed by the first amendment."

(Excerpted from David Kupelian's excellent 1990 article, The Lynchpin. David Kupelian is currently Vice President and managing editor of and Whistleblower Magazine.)

September 13, 2004 marked the end of a frustrating 10 year era of the Clinton Gun Ban lie. But New Yorkers beware! NYS adopted much of the ban on a permanent basis, so parts of the ban such as so called "high-capacity" magazines that hold more than 10 rounds are still illegal in New York State (among a few others).

For up-to-date news for New York State Rifle and Pistol owners,
visit and support The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association!   We do!
NYSRPA's NYS Legislative Report, their NYC Legislative Report, and
any Ulster County Alert with Legislator contact info. NYSRPA PAC

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Articles and interesting sites for further study:

Larry Pratt tells Congress: " teachers in this country are just as disarmed as the defenseless teachers in Russia."
"It should be noted that ALL the school shootings that have been prematurely cut short here
were ended because a responsible adult had a firearm at the school."

"Gun Laws do Not Reduce Criminal Violence"

"Ballistic imaging is a massive waste of precious law enforcement resources.
The national database is unreliable and results aren't objective.
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the largest police organization in the U.S.,
dismissing the creation of a ballistic imaging database.

"NY ballistic database firing blanks?" (June 3, 2004)
CoBIS or GUN DNA: A waste of millions of dollars, a waste of police manpower.
"17% of the guns have to be taken to the lab to be shot.     Money Spent = $14,666,666 +???
Total guns registered in NY as of 10/1/04 = 81,964     Number of guns linked to a crime = 0"
(Don't confuse CoBIS, the Combined Ballistic Identification System
with IBIS, the Integrated Ballistics Identification System!)

"Ballistic signatures" - USA Today's "System would fail"
"How Reliable Is Ballistic Fingerprinting?" FOX News rates it "Junk Science"!

Assaulting the Ban – The media's focus now is on the so-called sniper rifle.
Yet, the 223-caliber Bushmaster rifle used in the sniper killings was neither a sniper rifle nor an "assault weapon".

"The Failed Experiment: Gun Control and Public Safety in Canada, Australia, England and Wales

New Hampshire to drop gun permits? Bill would allow residents to carry concealed firearm without license.
"You don't have a lot of victims of violent crime come and testify on bills like this, because most victims of violent crimes are dead," Campbell said. "We have a simple right to protect ourselves. This is a very real issue for me."
April 2004 America's 1st Freedom page 72 has a related story by Bernadette Malone: "If people misuse the guns they carry, punish them severely. But allow us, especially women, to have a fighting chance to defend ourselves."

David D. Bach, Plaintiff vs. Pataki, Spitzer, McMahon, Bockelmann
U.S. naval attorney with top-secret security clearance is barred from carrying a concealed weapon while visiting relatives in Saugerties.

"'Smart' Guns: Dumb Idea!"

Guns, Crime, and the Swiss
"Although there is more per capita firepower in Switzerland than any place in the world, it is one of the safest places to be. To the delight of Americans who support the right to keep and bear arms, Switzerland is the proof in the pudding of the argument that guns don't cause crime." Back in America, " After the Great War, the Congress, after hearing laudations about Swiss shooting skills, enacted the Civilian Marksmanship Program, which continues to this day..."

Target Switzerland - Swiss Armed Neutrality in World War II
"In 1943, Adolf Hitler proclaimed that "all the rubbish of small nations existing in Europe must be liquidated". In his diaries Josef Goebbels described Switzerland as "this stinking little state." Yet, as the Nazi tide spread across Europe from the Pyrenees to the Volga, one nation stood free, albeit armed to the teeth - its flag unbowed in a sea of twisted crosses."

Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership

Gun Owners' Privacy Electronic Privacy Information Center's (long) document
with particular current interest toward bottom - search (CTRL-F) for "Schumer"

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
The Six Things Americans Should Know About the Second Amendment

"The Census Bureau and the Fish and Wildlife Service said about a million fewer Americans went hunting in the 1990s because of rampant development, cost increases and family priorities, the Washington Times reported. The agencies said the number of hunters in the U.S. dropped from 14.06 million to 13.03 million, a 7.3 percent decline, between 1991 and 2001. California had the largest drop, followed by Colorado, Arizona and Nevada." Full article here.

"A state senator in Tennessee - a Democrat - is calling for a state constitutional amendment to protect Tennesseans' right to hunt and fish, press reports said. "It secures the right for a minority against the will of a majority," Sen. Doug Jackson was quoted as saying. But critics say there's no need to waste time and effort on a constitutional amendment to protect an activity that's already legal." Full article here.

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