Sunday, May 31, 2009

Guns Save Lives!

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- A group of college students said they are lucky to be alive and they’re thanking the quick-thinking of one of their own. Police said a fellow student shot and killed one of two masked men who burst into an apartment.

Channel 2 Action News reporter Tom Jones met with one of the students to talk about the incident. “Apparently, his intent was to rape and murder us all,” said student Charles Bailey.

An lawfully armed fellow student put on end to his predations. Gee, wonder why this one wasn't all over the headlines? Could it be because the mainstream media just can't bring themselves to acknowledge that guns have MANY more positive uses in everyday life in the USA than there are negative uses?
Read it all here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

The updated gun show schedule

  • Jun 6-7 Louisville, Kentucky Fair & Expo Center 2100 tbls National Gun Day 513-523-3574
  • Jun 20-21 Lexington, Heritage Hall of Lexington Center Map RK Shows (Kenny Woods Gun Show, LLC) 563-927-8176
  • Jun 26-28 Shepherdsville. Paroquet Springs Conf. Ctr. Knife Show. Kentucky Cutlery Assoc. Jerry, 502-968-5946
  • Jun 27-28 Ashland, El Hasa Temple Map RK Shows (Kenny Woods Gun Show, LLC) 563-927-8176
  • Jul 11-12 Somerset, (Kenny Woods Gun Show LLC) The Center Map (2292 S. Hwy 27) RK Shows 563-927-8176
  • Jul 18-19 Louisville, Map Kentucky Fair & Expo Center West Hall A&B RK Shows 563-927-8176
  • Sep 19-20 Lexington, Heritage Hall of Lexington Center Map RK Shows (Kenny Woods Gun Show, LLC) 563-927-8176
  • Sep 12-13 Louisville, Map Kentucky Fair & Expo Center West Hall A&B RK Shows 563-927-8176
  • Sep 26-27 Louisville, Kentucky Fair & Expo Center 2100 tbls National Gun Day 513-523-3574
  • Oct 10-11 Cave City, Convention Center, A:$5 SH:Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4 S/T Promotions website 270-622-2185
  • Oct 31-Nov 1 Somerset, (Kenny Woods Gun Show LLC) The Center Map (2292 S. Hwy 27) RK Shows 563-927-8176
  • Nov 21-22 Cave City, Convention Center, A:$5 SH:Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4 S/T Promotions website 270-622-2185
  • Dec 12-13 Louisville, Kentucky Fair & Expo Center 2100 tbls National Gun Day 513-523-3574

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Display boxes for newsletters are here

We now have the cardboard display boxes that you can use to display the KC3 newsletter.

If you have a business or gun store where you can put the KC3 newsletter out on the counter where your friends and customers can see it, please get in touch with us so that we can send a box and some copies of the newsletter to you.
The more you help us spread the word, the more we can grow to accomplish our mission of making Kentucky the most friendly state in the whole country for personal freedoms and our right to bear arms.

Email us or send us a letter today!

The 2009 annual meeting is history

No other way to describe it.  It was great!

A larger than usual crowd showed up to share lunch and ideas and discussions, and to take a chance on the Ruger LCP that we were giving away.
The winner was a man who'd only been in KC3 for two months.  We'd say he got his money's worth on his membership!
The barbeque and fixin's were excellent, and despite our careful planning we still had food left over, for which the staff at Open Range were most grateful.
There were some good things that happened.  We welcomed former board member Brock Hetherington back on board, and we look forward to wearing him out at gun shows and wracking his brains for new ideas to advance our cause.
The sad news was that long-time board member Jerry Geise resigned from the board.  After nine years with us, making him the longest-serving board member, Jerry's going to be taking time off for himself and his family.  Jerry has been to dozens of gun shows, made dozens of visits to gun stores and businesses for KC3 and has labored on a multitude of projects for the group in many capacities.

We'll surely miss him, because we can't replace him and we want to say THANKS, JERRY!!! for all his long, hard service to our cause!

The rest of the officers have stayed in their positions.  Kraig Keller will continue to steer things for us as we move into a new year of agitation and fighting for our freedoms.
Our new attorney, Chris Hunt of Lexington, came to spend some time with us and we're hoping that we haven't run him now that he's seen what a lot of radicals we are.
There's more to tell about the door prizes and the discussions, and photos to post of the proceedings, and more to say about where we plan to go with KC3, but that's all for now.  Be sure to read the June newsletter for more coverage of the event.

What did YOU do for your rights today?

People have a tendency to get in touch with organizations like ours with an issue that makes them mad, and then ask us what we're going to do about it.

The question is, what have THEY done about it before getting in touch with us?

So here's some questions for the people who read this blog -

What are YOU going to do about the signs that shouldn't be on the doors of the cell phone office?
We put the info on this blog. How many of YOU have gone to that store with the offending signs and told them they're wrong?
How many of YOU have called them about it?
How many of YOU have done NOTHING but read about it, or complain to us about it and want to know what WE'RE going to do about it?

How many of YOU aren't members of KC3 but want US to fix the things that aren't right here in Kentucky, the things that offend you?
How many of YOU just haven't taken the time to join KC3? Or to call your legislator? Or even
to VOTE?

No matter how many members we have, we can always use more. And we can use more support and more phone calls and more people out there spreading the word and passing out newsletters and writing letters to the editor.

So ask yourself what YOU are going to do about fixing the problem the next time you start to whip out that indignant email to us.
WE depend on YOU and your support to make things happen, to achieve change.
When we count noses to see who's with us, where will YOU be?

Excellent editorial piece by Michael Barone

On guns and climate, the elites are out of touch

"Many years ago political scientists came up with a theory that elites lead public opinion. And on some issues they clearly do. But on some issues they don’t. Two examples of the latter phenomenon are conspicuous at a time when Barack Obama enjoys the approval of more than 60 percent of Americans and Democrats have won thumping majorities in two elections in a row. One is global warming."

Read it all here.

National concealed carry in parks bills passes the House

Victory at Last - National Park Service Gun Ban Repealed!

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

"Gun Owners of America was the most consistent and loudest voice on
Capitol Hill in support of the effort to repeal the National Park
Service gun ban." -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Good news!
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill today that included an
amendment to repeal the gun ban on National Park Service (NPS) land and
wildlife refuges.
The amendment, sponsored by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) and attached to a
credit card industry reform bill, passed the House overwhelmingly by a
vote of 279-147.
For decades, law-abiding citizens have been prohibited from exercising
their Second Amendment rights on NPS land and wildlife refuges, even if
the state in which the land is located allows carrying firearms.

With some limited exceptions for hunting, the only way to legally
possess a firearm anywhere in a national park is by having it unloaded
and inaccessible, such as locked up in an automobile trunk.  A Bush
administration regulation partially reversed the ban, but that action
was singlehandedly negated recently by an activist judge in Washington,
D.C.  The Department of Interior decided not to appeal that ruling.

Senator Coburn believes, like you do, that Americans should not be
forced to sacrifice their Second Amendment rights when entering NPS land
and wildlife refuges.

GOA worked with Coburn on an amendment that simply allows for state and
local laws -- instead of unelected bureaucrats and anti gun activist
judges -- to govern firearm possession on these lands.

The anti-gun leadership in both the House and Senate went berserk and
fought to keep the Coburn amendment from being attached to the
underlying bill.  Sparks were flying on the floor of the House of
Representatives today.

Anti-gun Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) whined that a "very good" credit
card bill had been "hijacked" by the Coburn amendment.  To this, Rep.
Rob Bishop (R-UT) pointed out that gun control is the policy of tyrants,
as evidenced by the British attempt to confiscate firearms at Lexington
and Concord in 1775.
Congressional leaders and entrenched bureaucrats have fought GOA over
the NPS gun ban for the past eight years.
But your activism has finally broken through.  The late Senator Everett
Dirksen said, "When I feel the heat, I see the light!"  Well, you have
applied a lot of heat.  Members of Congress know that they oppose your
Second Amendment rights at their own peril.

As it stands today, both houses of Congress have now passed the Coburn
amendment -- and President Obama is expected to sign the provision into
law (only because it is part of a larger credit card bill that he really

So, congratulate yourself for winning this long, hard battle.  GOA was
the leading, and often only, national gun group involved in this fight.
You involvement was absolutely vital to achieving this win.

Of course, many more battles lie ahead.  President Obama continues to
push for the Senate to ratify massive international gun control
treaties.  There is a battle over a Supreme Court nominee coming up.
Anti-gun zealots in Congress are aggressively pushing to renew the
Clinton gun ban and close down gun shows.
And as the health care debate picks up steam in the coming weeks and
months, GOA is battling efforts to create a computerized national
healthcare database.  Such a database can be used to deny people their
Second Amendment rights in the same way that so many veterans have lost
their gun rights based only on the diagnoses of a doctor for things like
combat-related stress.
GOA will be calling for action on these and other Second Amendment
issues as they move through Congress.

In the meantime, have a safe Memorial Day as we remember those who gave
the ultimate sacrifice so that America would remain "Land of the Free."

Monday, May 18, 2009

Where is everybody?

No, we haven't all fallen asleep on the job.

The annual meeting was May 9th, and we'll have information and photos from that event on the blog soon.
But as you know, KC3 is a volunteer organization and we all have day jobs (and night jobs!) and kids and many other things that make demands on our time, so the blog and the volunteer business go to the back burner from time to time.
There'll be several items to read on the blog on Wednesday, so check back with us then.