During the 20th Century 18 million people were murdered by private indivi
During that same period 120 Million were killed by their own governments.
About 80 million of those murders followed gun registration programs that
led to gun confiscation. Unarmed people are easier to kill and enslave
than an armed citizenry. That's why our Constitution protects your righ
to own military style rifles. This right is infringed by the current ban
on certain semi-automatic (one shot per trigger-pull) rifles.
Republican House speaker Denny Hastert, Monday the 19th, remained non -committal regarding whether or not he would support a renewal of the ban on normal- capacity magazines and certain semi-automatic rifles.
"I need to have some discussions with the president and leadership before I make that decision," he said Thursday. "I am reserving my person al opinion."
PHONE CALLS are a very important means for politicians to keep their finger on our pulse. They figure if you'll take a few minutes and spend a couple of bucks for long-distance calls you're SERIOUS about your message. No, there's no way to measure the influence of calls, but Congressmen continually tell us this is how they know what issues to support or not to support. We tend to believe them. Remember, their goal is NOT to protect the Constitution (except perhaps Ron Paul of Texas) but to get RE-ELECTED. Listening to their most active and vocal constituents is how they do it.
DO IT SO YOUR KIDS CAN ENJOY THE RIGHTS YOU DID.
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Simply by their actions, the Transportation Security Administration [TSA] has made it abundantly clear their heart is really not
into making the FFDO program [arming commercial passenger plane pilots] a meaningful, reasonable, well thought out
program for pilots to volunteer to protect our national air transportation system from acts of terrorism and air piracy. On May 8th the House Aviation Sub-Committee chaired by our good friend Chairman John Mica (R-FL) held a hearing specifically on the status of the FFDO program and the arming cargo pilot issue. Deputy Director Stephen McHale, of the TSA testified on their behalf.
Let's put it this way, it was not a good day for the TSA and Director McHale. During Q&A, Chairman Mica said this," the
TSA is creating an overly costly, complicated and bureaucratic program, and some of the standard operating procedures just don't make sense" as reported by CNSNews. Then, Chairman Mica questioned the intense overly intrusive psychological testing and continual monitoring of pilots by psychologists during the entire training process. Representative DeFazio (D-OR)
put it to McHale this way, "I find it particularly odd that pilots who are trusted to fly what was used as a weapon of mass destruction on 9/11 require additional scrutiny before they can carry a personal firearm to defend the flight deck".
It has come to our attention this week that the TSA has fired the Director of the TSA Training Academy and have fired or reassigned other instructors who were involved in the first FFDO class at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Ga. These instructors have decades of law enforcement experience, are obviously very capable or else they would not be there in the first place. These same instructors were given the highest praise for their training methods and professionalism, while the TSA Administrators, who fired him, that descended upon Glynco during training were unanimously sharply criticized by the first group of FFDOs. Why would the TSA fire or reassign these people? We at APSA are outraged at this contemptuous action by the TSA. Would the May 8th hearing have anything to do with it? Surely the TSA would not be that heartless, callous, spiteful, or just plain in your face. Or would they? We report, you decide.
APSA has already begun the process of talking to people on Capitol Hill to fix the screening problem alluded to above, and a host of other problems that have already been reported in the media. Soooooo=85.here we go again. More time on the Hill to fix the mess produced by the TSA. Where does our government find such people?
The TSA now has a sign up form for "passenger" commercial airline pilots
on their web site to sign up for the FFDO program.
With the fight over this much-needed reform beginning to reach critical
mass, it is more important than ever that you continue to
contact your U.S. Senators in support of S. 659 and ask them to do
everything in their power to prevent any parliamentary
trickery to de-rail this common sense reform.
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