Monday, January 12, 2009

The Ammunition Accountability Act

There's been a lot of buzz on the internet since the election of Obama about something that was first making waves in early 2008, the Ammunition Accountability Act.
You can see the website for the group that introduced this here.
The background on this can be found by doing some web searching for more info. Basically, it all started with a group of men in California who supposedly are gun owners who were searching for a way to be able to trace ammunition back to the person who owned or purchased it, thus increasing the likelihood of solving some crimes. We suspect that their motives are not so pure.
As many people have noted in analyzing this act, it was completely self-serving on their part since they were the ones who had developed and patented this technology. If the bills had passed they would have had a MONOPOLY on the utilization of the techniques and collected royalties wherever it was employed. Oooops.
Their attempts to get various state legislatures to pass this act into law have gone nowhere. All of the 18 states where this was introduced or discussed also dropped it in early 2008.
Rep. Kathy Stein introduced this bill in the Kentucky General Assembly March 2008. It was promptly KILLED and has had no support and gone nowhere since. Now that Mrs. Stein has been elected to the Kentucky Senate we can anticipate that she'll be accomplishing little to infringe our rights, since she's a Democrat in a chamber controlled by the Republicans. Had she stayed in the House as the chair of the Judiciary committee she could have continued to cause trouble for gun owners in Kentucky, which she was did during her tenure there. By moving to the Senate she has essentially neutered herself.

In the wake of Obama's election there have been rampant rumors on the internet about this act. Unfortunately, those who've been freaking out about it and sending out alarmist emails have failed to note that all the activity involving it was in early 2008 and that is has gone NOWHERE in any of the states in which it was introduced.
There's no doubt that the Obama administration is filled with people who are hostile to gun owners, firearms ownership and concealed carry but to date, there's no evidence that they're actively involved in resurrecting this effort.
At this time, the Ammunition Accountability Act is dead in the water. That's not to say that the anti-gun zealots won't try to re-introduce it, but for now, it's not an active threat to us.

Concealed carry from the point of view of the police

An interesting and reasonable article about police and interactions with concealed carry permit holders - worth reading and worth passing on to your friends and to police officers -$44942

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Here's the gun show dates for 2009 for Kentucky.

We plan to have people at as many of them as possible, and hope that we can start to go to the shows in Ashland and Somerset more often.
We know that there are also gun shows in Clay City and Hazard, but right now we don't have sufficient people able to work the shows to attend those as well. If you'd like to work with us and help us staff tables at these shows or others, please get in touch with us via the comments section of the blog. We look forward to seeing you at the shows!


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Which guns for the raffle?

We've had tremendous success with our raffle this year, so much so that we're already looking ahead to the next one.
We're also considering a change in the way that we conduct them, and to having more than one raffle each year.

We'd like to have your input on which guns you'd like to have us put in the raffle, so please use the comments section on this posting to give us your opinions. Should we raffle another AR, or should we concentrate on pistols for personal defense? Should we raffle another AR and pistol package like this one?
Let us know what you think, and thanks.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Watch your mailbox for the newsletter

The December edition of the KC3 Chronicle has been printed and is in the process of being mailed by the company that now handles this business for us.

This is another of the policies that the new board of directors has adopted in order to increase our efficiency and improve our service to our members and advertisers.
Our new quarterly publishing schedule is - spring quarter 2009 on March 21st, then June 21st for the summer edition, September 21st for the fall edition and December 21st for the winter edition.
We settled on these dates as being easy to remember and appropriate to the seasons of the year. We make our pledge to you that the newsletter will be published on those dates.
The advertising year will start with the March edition of each year, so if you have a business to advertise or know of a business that you think should advertise with us then get in touch with us as soon as possible via the contact page on our web site at
If you don't get the newsletter delivered to you now and are a present or past member of KC3, get in touch with us. Your membership may have expired or your mailing address may have changed and you didn't give us a forwarding address. Use our contact email address to get in touch with questions or problems relating to the newsletter, and please allow a few days for a reply.

Next gun show this weekend

Last weekend's Kenny Woods gun show in Louisville was a big success for KC3.
A lot of people stopped by our table and signed our petition, asked a bunch of questions and spent time visiting with us. We even added some new members, always a good thing, and we sold a ton of raffle tickets.
The next show is the Kenny Woods/RK shows event this weekend, January 3rd and 4th, at Heritage Hall next to Rupp arena in Lexington.
We'll be there and look forward to seeing a lot of you there.
BTW, if you want raffle tickets, don't delay. We're almost out of them and won't be printing any more before the drawing May 9th at the annual meeting!

Happy New Year!

The officers and members of the board of directors of KC3 wish you all a Happy and Safe New Year in 2009!

We resolve to do our best to defend your rights in the coming months, and hope that you'll join us in that effort. Here's a message from our president and co-founder of KC3, Kraig Keller -

Once again, we see another terrorist attack against unarmed victims on a mass
scale, this time in India.

Terrorists once again prove they will attack only unarmed
civilians. Terrorists attack unarmed or otherwise unprepared civilians; very seldom do they attack military posts or police stations. In the USA, they shoot up schools, office buildings, malls, and other places which boast 'No Concealed Carry' or 'No Weapons Allowed' signs, or places in states or cities which do not allow for concealed carry. The best defense against terrorists and other killers is a well armed citizen population. Nothing else will meet the threat. Being unarmed is a very poor place to find yourself when attacked.
Here in Kentucky we have one of the BEST concealed carry laws in the
nation. We are here working to preserve and improve our laws. I strongly recommend that if you come to a business which chooses to post a No Concealed Carry or No Weapons Allowed sign, please take your business to one of their competitors. You can even let them know that you will obey their sign and NOT spend your money in their store, since it is quite obvious they do not want you inside the store. Unarmed when a shooting happens is not where you want to be! We want to be able to protect our children and teachers while at school and college, either public or private. We are intending to ask the Legislature of Kentucky to remove the restrictions of possessing weapons and concealed carry on school property. We are perusing a petition drive to that end: a copy is in this issue. Terrorists have said they will attack our children while at school. Why? Terrorists do not attack armed and able citizens or police! They desire to attack our children at school because on school property NO ONE CAN BE ARMED. Let us change that for our children and teachers at schools. Allowing people who are licensed to carry concealed weapons to carry at schools will allow someone to be ready, willing and able to bring down a killer right on the spot. Police always arrive too late.
We need a BIG voice. If your membership is due, please renew. The
expiration date is on the address label. If you are not a member, please join. If you know others who shoot, own guns, or carry concealed, have them join. If you are a member who wants to do more and you are willing to contribute time and talents, you could join the Board of Directors. We need people who can work and help us with gun shows, the petition drive and everyday chores to keep KC3 the best gun rights advocate in Kentucky.
Our next Annual Membership meeting is set for May 9, 2009 in Crestwood,
KY at 12 Noon. Mark your calendar and plan to attend.
Kraig Keller