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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Southern Poverty Law Center equates gun owners with haters

A hate group masquerading as a civil rights organization continues to spread a message of intolerance and bigotry. Here's the latest from the seething haters at the Southern Poverty Law Center, from their "Hate Watch" page:

Gun rights advocates, including some in the antigovernment “Patriot” movement for whom the specter of gun restrictions is a recurring theme, are planning to march in Washington, D.C., and some individual states on April 19.

They're referring to the Second Amendment March, an event being led by Grand Rapids Gun Rights Examiner Skip Coryell.

Here's a link to thier "hate watch" page.

Public support for gun control has been steadily declining, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling that strengthens an individual’s right to own firearms and President Obama has said nothing to suggest he will take on gun-rights enthusiasts.

That's because the public knows that all gun control does is control the law abiding. When are these liberal gun haters going to understand, Criminals DO NOT obey the law. That's why they are called criminals. More from the splc.

Speakers scheduled for the “Second Amendment March” in D.C. include

Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers, a conspiracy-minded, antigovernment organization composed mostly of active-duty police and military officers and veterans;

Richard Mack, a former Arizona sheriff who travels the country preaching about the evils of the federal government;

Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, who advocated the formation of citizen militias in the United States in the early 1990s and addressed a three-day meeting of neo-Nazis and Christian Identity adherents in Colorado in 1992; and,

Nicki Stallard, a transsexual gun rights activist who is active in Pink Pistols, a gay gun rights organization.

As a member of Oath Keepers, I know their statement is a flat out lie. We are not "conspiricy minded" nor are we "anti-government" We are people that belive that the Constitution is the law of the land. We also swore a oath to protect the Constitution from all enemies, foriegn and DOMESTIC. And there are people in this country that would destroy the Constitution if they could. Here's a link to the Oath Keeper page. Go have a read and see what we are about.

More from the "hate watch" page.

Gun rights supporters assumed the worst even before Obama was elected. The National Rifle Association initiated a membership drive dubbed, “Prepare for the Storm in 2008.” In the months before and immediately after Obama’s election, firearms and ammunition sales soared in anticipation of new gun restrictions. Those fears were reinforced a month after Obama took office, when Attorney General Eric Holder said the administration would try to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration.

All you have to doo is look up Obama's voting record. Every single time a gun control law of some kind came up, he was for it. And Holder has been a well known anti-gun fanatic for years. Both were endorsed by the Brady campaign against guns. A liberal gun grabbing group that has no forum to disscuss issues. It's got to be their way. Of course their support is falling off at a fast rate. It seems the Brady bunch is loosing popularity. Even with the Hollywood left.

Here's a little tidbit from the NRA that was in my mail. Seems the Brady Bunch is having even more trouble.

The hand-wringers at the Brady Campaign must have figured out what the rest of us have known for quite some time. Having been rendered all but entirely irrelevant, at least for the time being, the group is resorting to weird publicity stunts, in a vain attempt to again be taken seriously by its former not-so-secret admirers in the national anti-gun news media.

Last month, the group gave President Obama an "F" for "failed leadership" on gun control, accusing him of "squandering" the opportunity to push for tighter gun control laws. Now it's attacking Starbucks for allowing people to carry firearms in its stores as provided for by state law.

Get this doozie: "It's everyone's right to sit in a restaurant or coffee shop with their families without intimidation or fear of guns," the Brady Campaign says, in its modern rendition of FDR's famous "freedom from fear" quote.

Talk about a bunch of hoplophobes. I would hate to be that scared of a inanimate object. I have yet to see a gun jump up and hurt anyone. Someone has to operate the mechanisim for it to do anything. Maybe this news is what has them all shook up. From the splc.

There are other reasons to think gun rights supporters would be content. In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the District of Columbia’s strict gun control law and reversed years of lower court decisions holding that the intent of the Second Amendment was to link the right of gun possession to militia service. The opinion “delivered a bold and unmistakable endorsement of the individual right to own guns,” The Washington Post reported.

And there’s still more happy news for the gun enthusiasts. Poll after poll shows a steady decline in support for gun control. For example, a Gallup Poll last October asked, “In general, do you feel that the laws covering the sale of firearms should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?” Only 44% chose “more strict,” the lowest number in at least 10 years. In April 1999, by contrast, 66% favored stricter laws. The same poll asked if a law should be enacted that bans the possession of handguns, except by police and other authorized persons. Only 28% answered in the affirmative – the lowest percentage in the 50 years Gallup has asked the question. In 1959, 60% favored a handgun ban.

I bet that puts Sarah's panties in a knot. Here's the mission statement from the Second Amendment March main page.

The mission of the Second Amendment March is to galvanize the courage and resolve of Americans; to petition our elected officials against establishing anti-gun legislation; and to remind America that the Second Amendment is necessary to maintain our right to self defense.

It is the one right that protects all others.

We will accomplish our mission by a peaceful march in Washington DC, the United States Capitol, supported by satellite marches to State Capitols and smaller cities all across America.

The march in D.C. will take place on Monday, April 19, 2010 on the grounds of the Washington Monument.

There is also going to be a state march here at the capital on the same day. It should be a pretty good time for all. There will be speakers and sitting politicians are not invited to speak. We've listened to their crap for years. If they want to attend, that's great. But this time, they can listen to us. It's my party, my rules. It will be peaceful and respectful. Not like the splc would like to call us. Here is a response to their allegations by David Codrea.

"The first lie is characterizing this as anti-government. Championing the intent of the Founders when they crafted "the Supreme Law of the Land" is pro-government--within the bounds of its proper delegated authority. It is those who ignore the Constitution, particularly disparaging the Bill of Rights and the right to keep and bear arms, who are subverting the government--especially when you consider what the Founders deemed "necessary to the security of a free State."

The crux of SPLC's argument--that Obama is not anti-gun--is also a lie that is unsupported by even a casual glance at the record. That he has been ineffective at overtly pushing his agenda is not from lack of desire, merely lack of political opportunity. You know it, I know it, and the SPLC knows it.

They don't care. Just putting this on their "Hate Watch" page accomplishes their agenda--to put a stigma on good and decent Americans by equating them with racists, Klansmen, Nazis, terrorists...and this isn't the first time we've seen them resort to such smears and innuendo.

What a sordid, filthy tactic. These creatures ought to be ashamed of themselves. That they're not tells us all we need to know about them."

Yes it does. By attacking our organization and Skip in particular, they have proven that they are nothing but a left wing liberal hate group. But you can bet that if the Second Amendment March people stepped on their right to peacfully assemble, they would howl long and hard. They want to characterise us as terrorist, that's ok with me. I've been called a terrorist before so I consider myself in good company.

On the Iowa Carry front, there is great news from the NRA,

Help Make Iowa A Shall-Issue Concealed Carry State! Earlier this week, legislation was introduced in Des Moines that would, among other things, change Iowa from a "May-Issue" state to a "Shall-Issue" state and require law enforcement to issue a Permit to Carry a concealed weapon to all applicants who are not subject to narrowly-drawn disqualifiers. HF 2255 has been referred to the Committee on Public Safety for consideration but a hearing date has not yet been scheduled. It is important that you contact your legislators today and respectfully urge them to support HF 2255.

Thigs are moving right along. Hopefully, soon, everyone in Iowa will be able to excersie their rights. Not like it is now with 99 counties and 99 different sets of rules.

Pete the Penguin

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