Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fun Day!

Spent a good day in the television studio with John Higgs, formerly of Paladin Press and the author of the upcoming THE BUG-OUT BOOK (link when it's available) and Michael Z. Williamson, the great military science fiction author and contributing editor to Jim Rawles' Survival  Blog, working on bits for THE BEST DEFENSE: SURVIVAL. Great people to work with!

We're still posting videos from the NRA Show last weekend in Phoenix on DRTV! Check out me, Tupelo Flash and Michael Waddell being stupid! I very pleased with the job the Outdoor Channel/DRTV team did on the Show. I think you're going to be pleased at the direction we're going.

Interesting notes from my friend Bill Brassard about gun bloggers on the NSSF Blog:
 If you want to find out what's going on in the world of firearms and Second Amendment rights, and get a dose of attitude along with it, just tap into the stream of commentary coming from the gun bloggers. They are out there heating up the blogosphere with fact, opinion, political rants and product raves. Any gun blogger would tell you this is old news, but it seems "mainstream media" is just catching on to this online phenomenon. At the NRA's 138th annual convention in Phoenix, Patrik Jonsson of the Christian Science Monitor wrote a story that is giving national exposure to the growing influence of these "new media" watchdogs.
My friend Walt Rauch sent me a note after the Christian Science Monitor story that said I was now eligible to say, "I told you so," but, hey, I'd never do anything like that!

From our HELL YES Department, the NYT grimly acknowledged that gun rights advocates are on the attack in Washington: 
Advocates of gun rights are poised to win a Congressional victory that eluded them under a Republican president.

To the frustration and discouragement of many Democrats, House and Senate lawmakers and aides say it now appears likely that President Obama will this week sign into law a provision allowing visitors to national parks and refuges to carry loaded and concealed weapons.

The White House is lukewarm at best on the gun provision, which was added to a popular measure imposing new rules on credit card companies. But the Democrats who now control both Congress and the White House appear ready to allow it to survive rather than derail a consumer-friendly credit card measure that Mr. Obama is eager to sign as Congress heads off for a Memorial Day recess.

“Timing is everything in politics,” said Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma and the champion of the gun proposal.

A majority of Democrats in the House and Senate still typically come down on the side of gun control. But the fact that they have been outmaneuvered by Republicans on gun issues is rooted in the fact that recently swollen Democratic ranks include senators and House members who represent Western states and more rural areas where gun ownership is popular and deemed sacrosanct.

When those Democrats team up with Republicans, they constitute a clear majority in the House and Senate.
Good! It's about time...and be sure to thank the pro-gun Dems who side with us.


Anonymous said...

Thank progun Dems... hell, gun owners had damn well VOTE for them when they come up for reelection and let them know they will keep voting for them as long as they are progun.

A good many progun voters are also of the "let's run everyone out of the GOP who isn't conservative enough". They term a RHINO any member of the GOP who deviates on a single issue from orthodoxy. These numbnuts are effectively in charge of the GOP at the moment so ecpect Dem pickups in the 2010 election.

If you are a 2A voter, support your elected guy no matter his party if he is progun.

Wade said...

After eight years of republican control of the white house, and (I think) six years of republican control of Congress, a democrat controlled legislature actually passes the first tangible progun measure since 1986.

I guess the republicans had more important things to do when they were in the majority (opposing flag burning, limiting free speech in campaigns, giving free pills to old people). All they accomplished for us was to hold the line on gun control. Apparently we have to get the dems in power to get things improved for us.

I hope the geniuses in the GOP are paying attention.

Shawn R. said...

Wade, actually the Republican congress goes back to President Clinton and the AWB. So about '94. But to many of them were Big Govmt types and long term beltway insiders. Call them what they really were "Scoop" Jackson, and Charlie Wilson Democrats. Fiscal and social moderates who were only strong on national defense. Much like Pres. G. W. Bush. And in their defense they did block the renewal of the AWB. That and the WOT are the only positives to come out of the last eight years.
That said there are a lot of good Democrats who are pro-gun,and mostly fiscally sound poilicy wise(my top six causes in those two positions). I do outreach for my local gun club at the county fair and because we require NRA membership, for the cheap insurance, I have to be able to point out people like Jim Webb and the Gov. of Wyoming, who's name escapes me. Both NRA A rated.
On the flip side you have Repub's like Rudy and Mitt, who would stab us in the back in a heart beat.

nj_larry said...

Here is a great post from the blog at CBS news of all places (IMHO a very nice piece of reporting by the way). Very positive piece on the pro gun "victories" in Congress.


Anonymous said...

So how does the goverment want to stop the "growing influence of these "new media" watchdogs" Sebastian
@ Snowflakes in hell brings this to light

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