Category Archives: Gun Control/2nd Amendment

Book Review: Nobody Died at Sandy Hook (2015)

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It was a FEMA drill to promote gun control
Edited by Jim Fetzer, PhD.

Brian Wright
The Coffee Roaster
(November 27, 2015)

NDASH… and on 11/19/2015 Mr. Fetzer’s book was banned from the Amazon catalog, one month after initial acceptance and posting there.

“Faking a school shooting to instill fear into a population for political purposes is an act of terrorism, where it has become clear that this instance was brought to us by officials at every level of Connecticut government from the teachers and reporters to the State Police and the Newtown School board to the Governor and the Attorney General and the President himself. And this is the ugly legacy of Barack Hussein Obama.”

Review of an Important Book that Amazon Refused to Publish

This story first came my way by way of Mike Adams and his report that Amazon was getting into the book banning business with…

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Obama goes after Social Security recipients’ guns

Obama said that his top priority for his remaining time in office is gun control.

He’s already done it to our military veterans — getting the dysfunctional Veterans Administration to take guns away from veterans deemed “mentally unfit”. (See “Obama regime prohibits disabled veterans from owning firearms and ammunition”)

Now, Obama is extending the same BOHICA “courtesy” to Social Security recipients.

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Alan Zarembo reports for The Los Angeles Times, July 18, 2015, that Obama plans to ban millions of Social Security recipients from owning guns, as “part of a concerted effort by the Obama administration after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., to strengthen gun control, including by plugging holes in the background check system.”

For the links to the posts FOTM has published on the Sandy Hook false-flag, go here.

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), with a database of more than 13 million records, is used to prevent gun sales to felons, fugitives, drug addicts, illegal immigrants, domestic abusers, dishonorably discharged service members, and others. The law requires gun stores to run the names of prospective buyers through the computerized background check system before every sale.

Already, Obama’s Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has expanded the category of “others” to include veterans who are incompetent to manage their pension or disability payments, and are assigned a fiduciary. Conservative groups have denounced the policy as an excuse to strip veterans of their gun rights.

Social Security has never participated in the background check system. Now, Obama means to change that by including some 4.2 million Social Security (SS) recipients who “lack mental capacity” — whose monthly disability payments are handled by others (“representative payees”) due to “marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease.”

Critics — including gun rights activists, mental health experts and advocates for the disable — say that although such a ban would keep people who pose a danger to themselves or others from owning guns, the strategy undoubtedly would also include people who may just have a bad memory or difficulty balancing a checkbook.

Yale psychiatrist Dr. Marc Rosen, who has studied how veterans with mental health problems manage their money, points out that “Someone can be incapable of managing their funds but not be dangerous, violent or unsafe. They are very different determinations.” Rosen said some veterans may avoid seeking help for mental health problems out of fear that they would be required to give up their guns.

Ari Ne’eman, a member of the National Council on Disability (NCD), said the NCD would oppose any policy that used assignment of a representative payee as a basis to take any fundamental right from people with disabilities.

Steven Overman, a 30-year-old former Marine who lives in Virginia, said he “didn’t know the VA could take away your guns” and that his case demonstrates the flaws of judging gun safety by the yardstick of financial competence.

After his Humvee hit a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007, Overman was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and a brain injury that weakened his memory and cognitive ability, and was deemed 100% disabled by the VA. In 2012, after declaring Overman incompetent and making his wife his fiduciary, the VA reported him to the background check system. So Overman surrendered his guns to his mother and began working with a lawyer to get them back because he enjoys target shooting and has never felt he is a danger to himself or others.

More than a year and a half after Overman filed his challenge, the VA finally lifted its incompetence ruling, allowing his removal from the background check system. Overman, who hasn’t worked since leaving the military, said he and a friend are now thinking of opening a gunsmith business.

In the case of the proposed Social Security Administration policy to take guns from SS recipients, what is even more of a concern is that the agency has been drafting its policy outside of public view.

Even the National Rifle Association (NRA) was unaware of it. Told about the initiative, the NRA issued a statement from its chief lobbyist, Chris W. Cox, saying: “If the Obama administration attempts to deny millions of law-abiding citizens their constitutional rights by executive fiat, the NRA stands ready to pursue all available avenues to stop them in their tracks.”

On April 23, 2015, Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) introduced a bill to change the VA’s gun policy. H.R. 2001, the Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act, would require a court to determine that somebody poses a danger before being reported to the background check system. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

H/t FOTM’s maziel

~Eowyn

Lenny Pozner’s HONR Network: The Fine Art of Online Stalking and Harassment

In their December (Florida) Sun-Sentinel op/ed, Lenny and Veronique Pozner claim that James Tracy had harassed them with a registered letter demanding proof that their alleged son, Noah, had ever lived. That is a misrepresentation of Tracy’s letter, which actually requested Lenny to produce proof of his claim of copyright over Noah’s images.

Mere days after Sun-Sentinel‘s publication of Pozners’ op/ed, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) moved to fire Tracy, a tenured professor.

Since then, the Pozners’ accusation has been repeated in countless media reports and vicious comments by readers of those news articles. An expert on tenure and academic freedom interviewed by NBC even said on camera that FAU’s termination of Tracy’s employment is justified by Tracy’s (alleged) “harassment” of the Pozners, which trumps tenure and First Amendment right of free speech.

This important post by Tony Mead demonstrates that it is Lenny Pozner and his cronies who have been doing the harassing, character assassination, and other machinations. My blog, Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM), is one of the WordPress blogs targeted by Lenny, who was successful at getting WordPress unilaterally to take down images of Noah over which Lenny claims — but has not proved — copyright. WordPress even threatened to shut down FOTM if we ever post images of Noah again. I also know of at least one blogger, a college kid Timothy Hunter, whom Lenny successfully hounded and, as a result, is no longer blogging. Curiously, while he relentlessly goes after YouTubers and bloggers for supposed copyright infringement, Lenny continues to be incurious about how and why an image of Noah was included among the posters of those massacred at the Army Public School in Deshawar, Pakistan, on Dec. 16, 2014.

Mr. Mead also raises an important and fascinating question: Just who/what is bankrolling Lenny and his HONR Network? This post by Mr. Mead deserves to be widely disseminated. Please help the cause of truth by spreading this post via email and on social media.

UPDATE (Feb. 10, 2016):

This morning, at 10:30 a.m., Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM) received an email from Lenny Pozner – HONR Network, demanding that this post be taken down on the grounds that this post:

  1. Contains “false information concerning the Pozner family”;
  2. Was published “without authorization”;
  3. The intent of which is “for the sole purpose of harassment”.

This is Fellowship of the Minds‘ response:

  1. Pozner’s accusation that FOTM published “false information concerning the Pozner family” is vague, overly general, and unspecific.
  2. In reblogging Tony Mead’s post from Memory Hole Blog, FOTM is simply exercising and conforming to the free speech and free press rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, for which FOTM requires neither “authorization” nor permission from Lenny or anyone else. Lenny Pozner is not the owner of FOTM, has never had a relationship with FOTM, and has no legal claim over FOTM.

  3. According to Law.com, the legal definition of “harassment” is:

“the act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of one party or a group, including threats and demands. The purposes may vary, including racial prejudice, personal malice, an attempt to force someone to quit a job or grant sexual favors, apply illegal pressure to collect a bill or merely gain sadistic pleasure from making someone anxious or fearful. Such activities may be the basis for a lawsuit if due to discrimination based on race or sex, a violation on the statutory limitations on collection agencies, involve revenge by an ex-spouse, or be shown to be a form of blackmail (“I’ll stop bothering you if you’ll go to bed with me”). The victim may file a petition for a “stay away” (restraining) order, intended to prevent contact by the offensive party. A systematic pattern of harassment by an employee against another worker may subject the employer to a lawsuit for failure to protect the worker.”

Nothing in the legal definition of “harassment” applies in FOTM‘s re-blogging of Mr. Mead’s post for the simple reason that FOTM does not have a relationship with Lenny Pozner, nor is the reblog addressed to Mr. Pozner. Specifically:

  • FOTM has issued no demands or threats at Mr. Pozner. Ironically, it is Mr. Pozner who has issued demands and threats at FOTM.
  • Nor has FOTM forced Mr. Pozner to quit his job or grant sexual favors.
  • Nor has FOTM applied pressure to collect a bill from Mr. Pozner.
  • Nor has FOTM attempted to induce anxiety or fear, or intended to do so, or derived sadistic pleasure in so doing.
  • Nor has FOTM discriminated against Mr. Pozner’s race or sex.
  • Nor has FOTM blackmailed Mr. Pozner.
  • Nor is FOTM the employer of Mr. Pozner.

The purpose of FOTM‘s re-blogging of Tony Mead’s post is expressly and solely to inform — a purpose that is stated in FOTM‘s “About” page, specifically our Fair Use Disclaimer:

“In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research, educational, or satirical purposes.”

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Submitted by Tony Mead 
(Warning: Graphics contain strong language/profanity)

Since so many people are showing up on my Facebook page for the first time, not knowing the persecution that we’ve endured, I think it appropriate that I introduce you to the HONR Network.

The HONR Network was founded by Lenny Pozner to seek out, identify, stalk and harass anyone who investigates the suspicious and confusing facts surrounding the Sandy Hook incident. They are dedicated to investigating individuals’  backgrounds, places of employment, family and friends, and then attacking their targets by posting personal information, pictures and even contacting people’s employers with accusations of harassment.

Lenny Pozner and HONR Network elite members strategize
their next move: “Hope … we get his brother
in laws
number …”

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Over the past 3 years, I have been continually stalked and harassed by this relentless, calculating, heartless group who seem to work round…

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Gun Sales Set 9th Monthly Record In A Row

The only positive impact Obama has had on our economy.

Obama makes gun gesture

Via Fox News: The FBI conducted more gun-related background checks this January than in any other January since the system was created.

With 2,545,802 checks processed through the National Instant Background Check System, January 2016 beat the previous record, set in January 2013, by 50,326 checks. Though January’s number represents a drop from the all-time single month record set in December 2015, it is also marks the ninth month in a row that has set a record. It is also the third month in a row with more than two million background checks.

The number of background checks conducted by the FBI is widely considered the most reliable estimate for gun sales in the country since all sales conducted through federally licensed gun dealers and some sales conducted by private parties are required by law to obtain a check.

However, the number is not a one-to-one representation of gun sales. Many private sales are not included in the system. Also, in some cases a single background check can apply to the sale of multiple guns. Some states use background checks for their gun carry permitting process, which does not involve the sale of a gun.

The new record comes in the wake of President Obama’s executive action targeting gun sales. The White House had signaled that those selling even one firearm in their lifetime could be subject to federal licensing requirements, though it was later revealed that the written guidance issued by the ATF was at odds with the administration’s public comments.

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Candidate McDermott: Intent for “military assault weapons” is to murder

You can tell from this guy’s language that he has probably never fired an “assault weapon.”

Joe McDermott

Joe McDermott

Joe McDermott is a current King County Council member and has decided to run to replace Democratic Senator “Baghdad” Jim McDermott (no relation). He’s also taking on one of the proggies’ favorite topics: gun control.

He told MyNorthwest.com: “I have 15 years of experience, both serving a decade in the Washington state Legislature — the House and the Senate — and the last five years on the King County Council achieving progressive results,” McDermott said. “That’s what I will take with me to Congress.”

In an interview with KIRO Radio’s Jason Rantz Show, McDermott maintains he’ll go after gun manufacturers. McDermott spit out the standard gun control narrative: “The 30,000 (gun) deaths a year in our country happen because of the proliferation of weapons, and the type of weapons and the market and sales,” he told Rantz. “I believe this nation needs laws that allow for gun manufacturers to be held criminally and financially liable for their weapons in our streets.”

Jason Rantz did challenge McDermott’s perception of guns, telling him that 2/3 of gun violence is suicides and in Washington that number is closer to 80 percent. Rantz questioned how gun manufacturers should be responsible.

McDermott told him, “Gun manufacturers aren’t liable for every death, but things like assault weapons and large magazines are truly designed just for the ability to kill and harm a large number of people in a short period of time,” he said.  He went on: “I don’t know what other intent there is to have military assault weapons that can fire off that many rounds continuously,” McDermott said.

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And McDermott spouted off more of the proggie narrative: The county council member clarified that he is not talking about hunting rifles and handguns, rather military-style assault weapons that can carry large amounts of ammunition and fire rapidly for long periods of time.

Here’s McDermott’s take on those “assault weapons”: “It’s those large capacities that I believe we need to regulate, control and ban in our country, and hold people accountable for. “(Manufacturers) are not being made responsible. I don’t know what else those weapons are intended for, and they are resulting in mass shootings that harm and kill significant numbers of people in a short period of time,” McDermott said.

He said that no one single legislative action will solve gun violence woes in the country, and pro-gun advocates will pick apart every little action. But the law has to start somewhere.

McDermott said he hasn’t had conversations with gun owners about why they purchase and own military-style weapons, or large capacity magazines. He said he hasn’t found anyone willing to engage in conversation with him about it. Jason Rantz wants to change that. He is asking any such gun owners to write into his show with their reasons for gun ownership, and any rationale for owning such military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Go here to leave a comment for McDermott or Rantz.

DCG

Police officer (and student), in full uniform, escorted out of college class because…

The professor was uncomfortable with the presence of his firearm.

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Darton State College is a four-year state college unit of the University System of Georgia, located in Albany, Georgia. Last week, a police officer, in full uniform, was attending a class in Darton State College  where he is a student. The Epoch Times has a story that will leave you scratching your head.

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The instructor apparently became uncomfortable with the police-issued gun he was carrying, WALB-TV reported on Wednesday. The teacher then kicked the officer out of the classroom. The station said that he was “escorted” out, without elaborating.

There has been major blacklash on social media against the school over the move. “I hope the professor was disciplined and had to personally apologize to the officer,” wrote one person on Facebook. Some also called for the unnamed professor’s job. “Why wasn’t this professor fired. Disgraceful,” said another.

The university issued a statement:

“Darton State College is appreciative for the service of our law enforcement, and welcome them as students on our campus. We have apologized to the officer for our misunderstanding when he attended class on our campus, and we regret this happened. We have met with the faculty and staff involved to reiterate the Georgia Law and Darton Policy.” – Dr. Thomas Ormond, Interim Provost/VP for Academic & Student Affairs, Darton State College.”

The school allows law enforcement officers to carry firearms on campus, according to the school policy, which reads: “Students are prohibited from possession of firearms in or on college property except by law enforcement officers, judges and district attorneys. The possession or use of any other offensive weapons is prohibited.” However, it’s unclear if a student, who is also a law enforcement officer is allowed to carry a firearm.

Doesn’t seem unclear to me. If an officer is in full uniform, why are you afraid to see him carrying a firearm? Unless you are a Pajama Boy, then I’d understand!

DCG

Gun control, Chicago Style: 21 shot — 5 fatally — in weekend attacks

Just another typical weekend in Chiraq. Yet it’s not all bad news: There’s a DRT* ending!

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Five people were killed and at least 16 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend, according to Chicago Police.

While most of the shootings were committed by criminals, one had a happy ending:

A 30-year-old man broke into a woman’s home in the 400 block of East 62nd Street about 5:15 a.m. and began to beat her, police said. The woman, 28, was able to get ahold of a handgun, a struggle ensued and the man was shot to death. The woman has a valid FOID card and it was not immediately known whether charges would be filed as Area Central detectives conduct an ongoing homicide investigation.

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Read the whole store here.

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*Dead Right There