From Jews for the Preservation of Firearms…

Popcorn: The New York Times Had A Total Meltdown Over Missouri Constitutional Carry Law

It’s now law. In Missouri, you no longer need a license to carry a firearm in public. They’re the 12th state to adopt such a law known as constitutional carry; Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) represents a state with such a law. To those who love freedom and the Second Amendment, it’s a great day for the expansion of constitutional rights. For anti-gun liberals, it’s a day for hysterics, which was perfectly captured by the editorial board of The New York Times:

The measure has drawn no great national attention, but it certainly provides further evidence that gun safety cannot be left to state lawmakers beholden to the gun lobby. Democrats opposed to the Missouri bill called it a “perfect storm” of lowered standards for the use of deadly force and an invitation for people to be armed without responsible controls. The measure was enacted by the Republicans, despite strong public opposition and warnings about the threat to public safety from the state Police Chiefs Association. Everytown for Gun Safety, one of the groups fighting the gun lobby, noted that stand your ground laws result in disproportionate harm to communities of color.[…]

In the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has called for extensive gun safety measures, including a ban on the assault weapons favored by mass shooters, closing background-check loopholes, ending the gun industry’s outrageous protection from civil damage suits and denying guns to risky suspects on the government’s no-fly lists. Donald Trump, endorsed by the National Rifle Association, favors more armed civilians ready to engage in what he calls a defensive “shootout.” This is one of the most pathetic measures yet of his pandering, when he should be leading, on an issue of vital importance to the public.

First, if there’s any measure endorsed by Everytown, it’s bad—and pro-gun rights advocates should pour everything they got into defeating whatever policy proposal that Everytown leeches itself onto in the future. Second, it’s the same old story with these people. An expansion of gun rights would lead to more gun deaths. Nope. That’s just not the case. Gun homicides have gone down precipitously since 1993. In fact, they’ve been cut in half. Violent crime is still down, safe for a few pockets in urban areas that are run by Democrats.

Support for gun rights has reached a 25-year high, more than 100 million have been sold since Obama took the oath of office, there are a record number of Americans carrying concealed carry permits. Yet, America is not a shooting gallery. Anti-gun liberals certainly want that since dead people increase media attention, email lists, and fill their war chests, but somehow we on the Right always beat them—and beat them badly. Moreover, the Times’ notion that gun owners are somehow more inclined to shoot people is baseless, irresponsible, and totally in keeping with smug left wing attitudes of urban-based elites. That’s fine. Again, just take comfort that our side is winning, whereas their side can’t get anything passed because all of their ideas are terrible. At the same time, at the local level, we need to make sure their anti-gun proposals don’t spread to other parts of the country. Looking at you, Hawaii.

Oh, and Vermont is a deep-blue state, with constitutional carry and a population where 70-75 percent of its residents own guns. I don’t hear any tales of mass bloodshed from there.

PRC Meeting in Cabool this Thursday

Posted: September 19, 2016 in Uncategorized
Property Rights Coalition Medical Care Using Foods and Common Items  at El Rancho Restaurant, Cabool
The Ozarks Property Rights Coalition will meet Thursday September 22 at 7 pm at the El Rancho Restaurant in Cabool, Missouri according to co-chair Bob Parker.  Topics for the evening will be property rights issues in the state followed by the main speaker of the evening  Robin Gilbert, an expert in health and wellness using food and natural products. Gilbert is a medical missionary for her church and a frequent speaker at preparedness and homesteading events in the area.
Gilbert provides a hands on presentation and shows how common foods and items in the kitchen can be used for medical needs, curing illness and strengthening the immune system.
“This is a new meeting location for us” Parker said. “The El Rancho Restaurant is in the Sinclair truck stop building in Cabool on Highway 60 on the north side of the highway. They are generously allowing us to use their meeting room and we encourage everyone to come early and enjoy the buffet. Note that El Rancho is a bit east of the Hwy 63 exit in Cabool. ” For more information call 417-264-2435.

The other day our legislators actually held it together to ensure stronger gun rights for Missouri.

It’s very nice to actually be able to say “Thank you for protecting our rights!” We thank all of those who stayed true and overrode Nixon’s veto of this law. Below is a short clarification on what the law does:

MISSOURI (KFVS) – Lawmakers overturned Governor Nixon’s veto on House Bill 656. This now allows most people to carry concealed weapons.

The measure also expands self-defense laws and adds a lifetime option for concealed carry permits.

This makes the concealed carry courses unnecessary now – but experts say it is still important.

“And that’s gonna be a thing again with going through a course is learning these things,” said Rick Doan. “It’s vitally important that you learn where you can carry and where you can’t carry because just because you can carry doesn’t mean you can carry any place.”

In fact there at 17 places where you can not carry still.

  1. Any law enforcement office
  2. Within 25 feet of a polling place on election day
  3. Any correctional facility
  4. Any courthouse
  5. Any meeting of a local governing body
  6. Any general assembly of a supreme court
  7. An airport
  8. Any store that dispenses liquor as its main source of revenue
  9. Any place prohibited by federal law
  10. Any school
  11. Child care
  12. Any riverboat gambling operations
  13. Gated amusement park
  14. Any church
  15. Private property where the owner has posted a sign
  16. Any sports arena
  17. Any hospital

Full text of the new law can be found Full Story

 

Phyllis Schlafly Passed On at 92

Posted: September 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) — Phyllis Schlafly, one of the most iconic and recognizable leaders in America’s conservative movement for many decades, has died.

Schlafly founded the Eagle Forum in 1972, a pro-family conservative group focusing heavily on social issues — it has about 80,000 members and, as of this week, Schlafly was still president.

“Phyllis Schlafly spent an astounding 70 years in public service of her fellow Americans,” said the Eagle Forum in a statement. “Her focus from her earliest days until her final ones was protecting the family, which she understood as the building block of life. She recognized America as the greatest political embodiment of those values. From military superiority and defense to immigration and trade; from unborn life to the nuclear family and parenthood, Phyllis Schlafly was a courageous and articulate voice for common sense and traditional values.”

“America has lost a great stateswoman, and we at Eagle Forum and among the conservative movement have lost a beloved friend and mentor, who taught and inspired so many to fight the good fight in defense of American values,” said Eunie Smith, Eagle Forum’s First Vice President in a statement. “I have personally lost a dear friend of over forty years.”

Schlafly was born Aug. 15, 1924, and grew up in Depression-era St. Louis. Her parents were Republican but not politically involved.

Her own activism was born partly out of convenience. With the country involved in World War II during her college years, Schlafly worked the graveyard shift at the St. Louis Ordnance Plant. Her job included testing ammunition by firing machine guns. She would get off work at 8 a.m., attend morning classes, then sleep in the middle of the day before doing it all over again.

The schedule limited her options for a major. “In order to pick classes to fit my schedule I picked political science,” Schlafly recalled in the 2007 interview.

She graduated from Washington University in 1944, when she was 19. Her first taste of real politics came at age 22, when she guided the 1946 campaign of Republican congressional candidate Claude Bakewell, helping him to a major upset win.

In 1952, with her young family living in nearby Alton, Illinois, Schlafly’s husband, attorney John Schlafly Jr., was approached about running for Congress. He declined, but she ran and narrowly lost in a predominantly Democratic district. She also ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1970.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in 1944 — her masters from Radcliffe College in 1945 — and a J.D. from Washington University in 1978. She also received an honorary degree from Washington University in 2008.

She was known nationwide and in many political circles as the reason the Equal Rights Amendment was defeated in the 1970s and, subsequently, into the 1980s. As momentum grew in the 1970s for the amendment, Schlafly became its most outspoken critic and was vilified by its supporters. She had a pie smashed into her face and pig’s blood thrown on her, and feminist Betty Friedan once told Schlafly: “I’d like to burn you at the stake.” She was chastised in a 1970s “Doonesbury” a framed copy of which hung on her office wall.

“What I am defending is the real rights of women,” Schlafly said at the time. “A woman should have the right to be in the home as a wife and mother.”

Thirty-five states ratified the amendment, three short of the necessary 38. Schlafly said amendment supporters couldn’t prove it was needed.

“They were never able to show women would get any benefit out of it,” she told the Associated Press in 2007. “It (the U.S. Constitution) is already sex-neutral. Women already have all the rights that men have.”

Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock told KMOX Schlafly was a trailblazer.

“This was an organization built on grassroots volunteers,” Hancock said. “They made a true difference in this country.”

Schlafly’s organization has been split this presidential election — Schlafly supported Donald Trump, though many board members disagreed. She maintained her leadership of the organization.

She also fought nephew, Tom Schlafly, over the naming rights to his brewery in St. Louis. Schlafly contended her name juxtaposed with beer and libations would damage the conservative brand’s reputation. A judge disagreed.

Schlafly was 92. She died in her Ladue home surrounded by family.

Commonsense PRC Meets… TONIGHT!

Posted: September 5, 2016 in Uncategorized
Reminder
Commonsense PRC meeting tonight 6 pm Fred’s Fish House.
Our speaker will be from the Liberty Alliance filling us in on their activities regarding Constitutional government.
We’ll also discuss some upcoming events in the area, the past primary election, the upcoming general election, and discuss suggested speakers for upcoming meetings.
Hope to see you tonight. Any questions please call 417 264 2435

Cannon Ball, ND — (Common Dreams) Growing in number and spirit, the Standing Rock Sioux protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is swiftly gaining strength ahead of a federal hearing on the controversial project. Support has spread across the country, and thousands have descended on the peaceful “prayer camps” in recent days, prompting state officials on Monday to remove the demonstrators’ drinking water supply.

North Dakota homeland security director Greg Wilz ordered the removal of state-owned trailers and water tanks from the protest encampment, despite the sweltering heat, because of alleged disorderly conduct, according to the Bismarck Tribune, including reports of laser pointers aimed at surveillance aircraft.

“People are getting overheated now already,” said Johnelle Leingang, the tribe’s emergency response coordinator, as temperatures hovered around 90º F on Monday. “It’s very hurtful.”

Tribal activists say the state’s response, which includes surveillance, road blockades with military checkpoints, and a state of emergency declaration, has been overly aggressive and manipulative.

“It is deeply ironic that the Governor would release emergency funds under the guise of public health and safety, but then remove the infrastructure that helps ensure health and safety in the camp,” said Tara Houska, national campaigns director for Honor the Earth.

The supplies were provided last week by the North Dakota Department of Health at the tribe’s request to support the roughly 2,500 people now gathered along the Standing Rock reservation’s border on the Cannonball River, near where the pipeline is slated to cross.

LaDonna Allard, director of one of the prayer camps, said, “The gathering here remains 100 percent peaceful and ceremonial, as it has from day one. We are standing together in prayer…Why is a gathering of Indians so inherently threatening and frightening to some people?”

“This is nothing but repression of our growing movement to protect our water and future generations,” Houska added.

Standing Rock spokesman Steven Sitting Bear said he’s received “notifications from tribes all over the country that have caravans in route, so it’s continuing to grow.”

On Wednesday, high profile activists and supporters are rallying in Washington D.C. outside the U.S. District Court, where members of the Standing Rock Sioux will argue that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted Energy Transfer Corporation approval for the 1,172-mile pipeline without tribal consent.

 

The tribe says that the pipeline—which will carry up to 570,000 barrels of fracked Bakken oil daily across four states to a market hub in Illinois—puts the sacred waters of the Missouri River at great risk.

Climate campaigner and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben penned an op-ed on Monday offering a vision of “what it might mean if the  if the Army Corps, or the Obama administration, simply said: ‘You know what, you’re right. We don’t need to build this pipeline.’”

“It would mean that after 525 years, someone had actually paid attention to the good sense that Native Americans have been offering almost from the start,” he continues:

One has the ominous sense of grim history about to be reenacted at Standing Rock. North Dakota authorities—who are in essence a subsidiary of the fossil fuel industry—have insisted that the Sioux are violent, that they have “pipe bombs.” There are rumors about calling in the National Guard. The possibility for renewed tragedy is very real.

But the possibility for a new outcome is there as well. The Army Corps of Engineers might back off. The president might decide, as he did with Keystone, that this pipeline would “exacerbate” climate change and hence should be reviewed more carefully. We might, after five centuries, actually listen to the only people who’ve ever successfully inhabited this continent for the long term.

Construction on the pipeline remains halted after developers paused the project last week in anticipation of the Wednesday hearing.

Meanwhile, a U.S. District Court hearing on whether a preliminary injunction should be issued against the protesters has been rescheduled from Thursday to Sept. 8, although a restraining order against the demonstrators has also been extended until then. Filing the order on Monday, U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland wrote that factions are ‘”strongly encouraged to meet and confer in good faith’ to try and resolve the dispute out of court,” the Tribune reported.

Updates are being shared on social media with the hashtags #NoDAPL and#RezpectOurWater.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/dhs-cuts-water-native-american-protest/#PF8g5cEm5ltduw6F.99

Below from Eric Vimont:

Hi Friends,

Below is a list of the state senators that are at risk of changing their vote on the constitutional carry bill that the governor will veto today, thereby allowing the veto to stand.

We need to tell them to be men and stand fast or face the consequences.

As one headline I saw said ” disarming the good guys will not disarm the bad guys!”…….

Thank you,

Eric Vimont       No Victim – No Crime!

Hey Eric,

All Senators present at the time of the vote was taken voted “YES.”  If they all remain yes votes we should have no problem overriding the governor’s veto.
I would suggest contacting each one, especially the republicans (we don’t need the democrats, anyway).
Republicans in bold.
Sen. Kurt Schaefer (Kurt.Schaefer@senate.mo.gov)
Sen. Wayne Wallingford
SB 656, introduced by Senator Munzlinger, entitled: An Act to repeal sections 571.101 and 571.104, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to concealed carry permits, with existing penalty provisions and an emergency clause for a certain section. Was taken up.
On motion of Senator Munzlinger, SB 656 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
YEAS—Senators Brown Chappelle-Nadal Cunningham Curls Dixon Emery Hegeman Holsman Keaveny Kehoe Kraus Libla Munzlinger Onder Parson Pearce Richard Riddle Romine Sater Schaaf Schaefer Schatz Schmitt Schupp Sifton Silvey Wallingford Walsh Wasson Wieland—3
NAYS—Senators—None
Absent—Senators—None
Absent with leave—Senator Nasheed—1
Vacancies—2