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The Right to Defend Your Family is a “Pro-Life” Value
by Erich Pratt

USA Today isn't exactly a close ally of either the pro-life or Second Amendment movements. So it’s not surprising that on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the newspaper published an opinion piece by Pastor Rob Schenck trying to pick a fight between the two communities. 

That's not going to happen.

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Not Ready for Prime Time
by Tim Macy

You have to admire anyone who calls out the President of the United States to his face, criticizing his train wreck that is universally known as “ObamaCare.”  Dr. Ben Carson catapulted himself into national prominence when he confronted the President on this issue at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013.

As a result of that one act, Dr. Carson is being considered as a potential presidential candidate.  His gentle, avuncular manner makes him all the more attractive.  But let’s do a little vetting before we go all in.

From a review of some of his public statements, it is clear that he is developing his positions on the issues on the fly.

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Anti-gunners Misfire Again Trying to Debunk the Benefits of Guns in Self-Defense
by Erich Pratt

In October of last year, a North Carolina man used a handgun to stop three armed invaders who were beating his wife and attempting to rape his granddaughter.  The home defender shot all three of the thugs, killing one of them.

In July, a doctor prevented a mass shooting at a hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania, when he used his concealed firearm to stop a gunman.  Police said that had it not been for the armed doctor, the perpetrator would have gone “out in the hallway and just walked down the offices until he ran out of ammunition.”

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GOA Blasts Liam Neeson for Ignorant Comments on Guns

WorldNetDaily (1/13/15) reported that action movie star Liam Neeson has been accused of “rank hypocrisy” for his comments blasting gun ownership in America.  Neeson offered these views, despite the fact that he has made a career appearing in movies featuring ... guns.

Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, said he was “not impressed” by the comments from Neeson, who appeared in Schindler’s List.

“Too bad Neeson didn’t learn anything from Schindler’s List. Those were unarmed people who were being slaughtered (by the Nazis),” Pratt said. “You know they had to have wished there had been ‘too many (expletive) guns’ in Germany.”

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I am Charlie (Bronson)
by Larry Pratt

Practitioners of the “Religion of Peace” have struck again.  This time, two of their “missionaries” went to the offices of a Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine in Paris, where the dirtbags killed a dozen innocent people.  

We’ve seen this kind of terrorism before.  One of the Muslim murderers was actually shouting “Allahu Akbar” during his butchery.  But if Allah expects to be praised during the commission of cold-blooded murder, wouldn’t that make him the Dirtbag-in-Chief?  

If the FBI were in charge of the investigation, they would probably conclude that the motive for the attack was unclear.  Just another case of “workplace violence,” don’t you know?

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Man Relives Bone-Chilling Moment When a Neighbor Kicked Through His Door and Came at Him With a Machete: ‘It Was Like ‘The Shining”

James Cvengros lived with the horrific memory for nearly a year — and then a few days ago in an Idaho courtroom he watched it unfold all over again…on video…for the very first time.

Cvengros, 29, had started to document the alarming behavior of his 54-year-old neighbor Twain Thomas — in case something goes wrong, he figured, visual evidence might help him out.

After all, one time Thomas reportedly kicked in Cvengros’ door over loud music. What could be next?

One day last February, Cvengros found out. Things were much worse in their Pocatello apartment building — windows breaking, other neighbors screaming — so he hit “record” and pointed his camera at his front door.

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Armed Woman in PA Detains Two Thieves at Gunpoint For Police, Police Praise Her

Fearless, armed women are certainly making a statement so far in 2015. Case in point, when an armed Pennsylvania woman found two men breaking into a car in her driveway she quickly took action.

According to local media reports:

Ephrata police already had been alerted by a 911 caller that two men were entering cars along Misty and Creek lanes at 2:30 a.m. Monday, according to criminal complaints. But the woman took action when she saw the man trying to break into a car in her driveway at Meadow View and Overlook drives.

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Store Clerk Takes On Four Armed Robbers, Kills Two, Breaks Up Robbery Ring

A Tulsa convenience store clerk took on four masked men during an attempted robbery earlier this week, shooting and killing two and helping bring an end to a serial robbery ring.

The four assailants entered Ryan’s Convenience Store at around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Tulsa World. One of the men, 27-year-old Brian Powell, pulled out a handgun and fired a shot upon entrance and demanded money.

But the store clerk did not comply. Instead, he pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and fired it, hitting and killing Powell and 16-year-old Kevin Dobbs.

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Papa John’s Delivery Driver Shoots Would Be Robber

In a very rare instance, the company that employed the driver is actually standing by the employee.  Despite a company policy against using firearms, the driver is keeping her job and has been reassigned to work in the store while she recovers from the incident.

I applaud Papa Johns for doing the right things, hopefully it might lead to a change in their policy prohibiting firearms.  The suspect is being treated in a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the face.

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‘Amazing’ Armed Customer Thwarts Armed Robbery, Inspires Woman To Obtain Concealed Carry Permit

A Houston-area man is being hailed as a hero after he stopped an armed robbery with a gun of his own.

The incident occurred Saturday at K&S Seafood when two armed men barged into the store near closing time.

“All of a sudden my wife ran back panicking,” K&S owner Koy Sam told KHOU.

According to KRIV, the assailants confronted the couple in the kitchen and put a gun to Sam’s head and demanded money, which was actually kept at the front of the restaurant.

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Do-Nothing Congress Continues Dragging Its Feet
-- While pro-gun bills languish, gun ban still being considered

Gun Owners of America
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Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Politics is full of irony.

On the one hand, it looks like some folks in the nation's capital are finally starting to realize that banning guns is political suicide. On the other hand, those who have benefited most from "gun politics" are about to shoot themselves in the foot.

Several media reports within the past few weeks have reported that Democratic presidential candidates are running to the center, trying their best to distance themselves from the Brady Bunch.

The Washington Post reported in October that "the gun issue contributed to Gore's defeat" in 2000 and could "backfire on the party again next year" if Democrats do not quickly lose their anti-gun image.

For this reason, Democratic presidential candidates are "distancing themselves from tough gun control," the article said, "reversing a decade of rhetoric and advocacy by the Democratic Party in favor of federal regulation of firearms."

To be sure, many top-level Democrats have finally realized that support for gun control cost them control of the House, the Senate and the White House.

Thus, given the politics of the issue, it is surprising that the only legislation likely to pass on firearms issues, as this session of Congress comes to an end, are anti-gun bills.

And Republicans are leading the charge! Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) are the chief sponsors of legislation extending the ban on non-existent "plastic guns."

This legislation is expected to be rushed to the Senate floor shortly. While such a ban may seem harmless, it sets a dangerous precedent. If non-existent guns can be banned as a means of preventing danger, certainly real guns, which stand ready to defend millions of homes, can be seen as a greater danger.

While the ban on non-existent guns is on the fast track, consider the pro-gun bills that are still languishing in Congress:

* Legislation to protect the firearms industry from frivolous lawsuits (S. 659) has awaited action in the Senate for several months. Such lawsuits threaten the very existence of gun makers, rendering them unable to produce real firearms, not to mention futuristic firearms.
* Concealed carry reciprocity is a vital issue which has yet to see the light of day in either chamber. Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN) is the primary legislative sponsor in the House and now has 64 cosponsors on H.R. 990.
* Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) is still awaiting an initial hearing on his Citizen's Self-Defense Act (H.R. 648), a bill which would protect citizens who use a gun in self-defense from anti-gun prosecutors and judges, even if the gun was carried without a permit or possessed without a license.

The Republican leadership suspended the rules in the House and passed the plastic gun ban on a voice vote. Why not employ the same determination and pass any of the above-mentioned bills that would advance Second Amendment rights?

Why not force the Transportation Security Administration to REALLY start arming pilots, rather than letting them proceed at their current snail's pace? (At the agency's current rate of arming pilots, it will take 15 years to arm all the pilots who wish to defend their passengers and crew.)

ACTION: Please urge your Senators to oppose ALL versions of the gun ban that is being rushed to the President's desk. The three versions currently floating around Capitol Hill are bills introduced by Hatch (S. 1835), Kennedy (S. 1774) and Sensenbrenner (H.R. 3348).

Instead, ask your Senators to pass S. 659 (the gun industry protection act) without ANY anti-gun amendments attached to it. This bill is vitally important, as the gun industry could be crippled if the anti-gun lawsuits that have been launched by the Brady Bunch crowd are not brought to an end.

TOOLS FOR ACTION:

Please visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send the pre-written message below to your Senators.

You can also call your Senators toll free at 1-800-648-3516.

----- Pre-written message -----

Dear Senator:

The Washington Post reported in October that "the gun issue contributed to Gore's defeat" in 2000 and could "backfire on the party again next year" if Democrats do not quickly lose their anti-gun image.

For this reason, Democratic presidential candidates are "distancing themselves from tough gun control," the article said, "reversing a decade of rhetoric and advocacy by the Democratic Party in favor of federal regulation of firearms."

To be sure, many top-level Democrats have finally realized that support for gun control cost them control of the House, the Senate and the White House.

Thus, given the politics of the issue, it is surprising that the only legislation likely to pass on firearms issues, as this session of Congress comes to an end, is an anti-gun bill.

Instead of passing a ban on non-existent "plastic guns," please push for S. 659 -- a bill that will protect the firearms industry from frivolous lawsuits. This bill has been awaiting action in the Senate for several months now and has 54 Senate cosponsors.

Again, please vote AGAINST any gun ban, whether it is offered by Sen. Hatch (S. 1835) or Sen. Kennedy (S. 1774). I would also urge you to oppose the plastic gun ban which passed in the House (H.R. 3348).

Instead, I would urge you to vote for S. 659, without ANY anti-gun amendments being attached to it. Thank you.

Sincerely,

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"Live Fire" radio with Larry Pratt is now broadcast by the Information Radio Network on Saturdays at 12:00 Noon Eastern. "Live Fire" is simulcast on the web at http://inforadionet.com and previous episodes are archived at http://www.soundwaves2000.com/livefire/ in RealAudio. Recent episodes have included:

* A County Treasurer who is being politically attacked for handing out copies of the Citizen's Rule Book, a GOF booklet explaining jury rights that includes a copy of the Constitution;
* Attorney Bill Olson discussing the ramifications of GOA's Supreme Court challenge to the Incumbent Protection Act (phony "Campaign Finance Reform"); and
* Charlotte Iserbyt documenting how public schools are dumbing down our children and turning out waves of anti-gun activists.

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