Map: Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?

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The map indicates the addresses of all Journal News Employees in the New York Tri-State area. Each dot represents an individual Journal News employee -- a reporter, editor or staffer. The data does not include freelancers — reporters or photographers — which can be hired without being an employee. Being included in this map does not mean the individual at a specific location is a responsible reporter or editor, just that they are a reporter or editor.

Data for all categories is included, but certain information is not available on an individual basis.

To create the map, Talk of the Sound submitted Google searches for the names and addresses of all Journal News employees in the New York Tri-State area. By state law, the information is public record.

Readers are still putting together records and could not immediately provide some data. The map will be updated when that data is released.

UPDATE: The Journal News has removed their gun map. Before you ask. "No, we are not taking down our map".

My Washington Examiner Op-Ed is now up: Why I will not be taking down my map of Journal News employees


View Journal News Employees in a larger map

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Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute has a thoughtful article on the journalistic considerations behind the Journal News decision to publish their map. I find myself entirely in agreement with his views on this issue.

The problem is not that the Gannett-owned Journal News was too aggressive. The problem is that the paper was not aggressive enough in its reporting to justify invading the privacy of people who legally own handguns in two counties it serves.

GOING GLOBAL: El Pais, the largest-circulated daily in Spain, has linked this article. Politiken, one of Denmark's leading papers, has linked this article. The Daily Mail, the United Kingdom's second biggest-selling daily newspaper, linked this article. Toronto Sun, one of Canada's largest papers, has linked this article. Lenta.ru, one of the most popular Russian language online resources, has linked this article.

My map is a "rather sad-looking Google map" according to Rebecca at The Gothamist.

The links and traffic coming into the site are now in hyperdrive so I can no longer update every single link. Let me just give a general shout out to: Newser, Wizbang Blog, Politico, The Jawa Report, American Thinker, The New York Observer, Mediaite, The Village Voice, Gawker, Huffington Post, Live Leak, GOPUSA, San Francisco Chronicle, Reddit, I Own The World, Breitbart Big Journalism, World News Daily, New York Magazine, Yahoo! News, The Wrap, Free Republic, Lucianne, Ann Coulter, BizzyBlog, BizPacReview, Opposing Views, The Hartford Courant.

I appeared on the The Ben Ferguson Show on WBAP in Dallas, TX Thursday morning (with Guest Host Steve Malzberg).

On 12/28, I appeared on the nationally syndicated Bill Bennett's Morning: Bill Bennet Radio Show Cox 2012 1228 (.mp3)

On 12/28, I appeared on the Schnitt Show on 12/28. His show is syndicated on about 50 stations nationwide. Guest hosting is my pal Pat Campbell of the The Pat Campbell Show weekday mornings on 1170 KFAQ in Tulsa, OK: Schnitt Show Cox 2012 1228 (.mp3)

Talk of the Sound readers and other bloggers are involved in a sort of a crowd-sourcing on gather home addresses and other contact information for Journal News employees. Based on reader submissions and this site in particular I have created a list of names and information sought. I then mapped what I had (above). I will add what more I get from readers and my own poking around. If you see some public data that matches, send me a link to robertcox@talkofthesound.com and I will add it as quick as I can. Be advised that the Journal News has been in downsizing mode for the past several years. I have to wonder if all these names are current employees but we will treat them as such until we learn otherwise. The map was begun with 11 names.

Help fill in the blanks below.

** = loaded into Google map

UPDATE 12/27 11:30 AM: With the assistance of readers JK, SS, BW, AH and others, the following entries have been updated and added to the map. More are on the way.

Added Info: Janet Hasson, Ed Forbes.
New Entry: Thane Grauel, Elizabeth Ganga, Rick Carpiniello, Liz Anderson (Elizabeth Anderson Steinke), Nicole Futterman. The map now has 16 names.

You will note that one Journal News employee, Ian Thane Grauel, has recently removed his LinkedIn profile and Twitter account. Also, that Cyndee has removed her Facebook page and hidden her tweets. I have received requested to remove the names of former Journal News employees and freelancers from this list and will continue to do so if those people make such a request.

UPDATE 12/27 6:30 PM:

Updated the database for Stacy A. Anderson, Jane Lerner, Steve Lieberman and Herb Pinder but still no home address information so still not on the map. The database and map has been updated for Janet Hasson. New to the map are Robert Brum, Anjanette Rieger Delgado, Randi Weiner, James Kwasnik, Tania Savayan, Phil Reisman. The map now has 22 names.

Liz Anderson removed photos of her children from her Facebook page. She has also changed her Twitter account from @lizsteinke to @lizscribe.

UPDATE 12/28 1:30 PM:

Readers have provided enough information to put Alex Weisler, Hema Easley, Frank A. Becerra, Jr and Jonathon Bandler on the map which now has 26 names. Make that 27 names, I just added Steve Lieberman after reader SM showed I needed to edit Nancy Cutler and Lieberman. I removed Nicole Futterman, Dan Donovan, Jamie O'Grady and Howard Megdal as I am informed they are not full-time employees. I removed Rebecca Baker because she no longer works at the paper. I am finding that the Journal News has a lot of people listed on its web site as working for them who do not seem to actually work for them.

Today, based on popular demand, I made the following FOIL request to the County Clerk's in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties.

Dear Mr. Clerk,

This is a public records request.

I would like to obtain a copy of the FOIL request made by the Journal News on through which they obtained information on pistol permit, any follow up communications with them regarding that request as well as any documents they obtained under FOIL. If they filed any sort of litigation to obtain additional information (e.g. an Article 78, etc.) I would like to obtain that as well. If this is a matter of forwarding some emails I would consider that an acceptable fill of my request.

Where possible I would like records in electronic format. If possible, I would like the electronic documents converted into standard Microsoft Office format (Word, Excel, etc.). I would like all communications including the delivery of documents to take place via email as much as is possible based on the nature of the available records.. I would like the Records Access Officer to certify that the records are genuine. If the documents only exist in paper form I am willing to pay. If the cost of converting the documents to a standard electronic format or making photos copies exceeds $20.00 I would like prior notification of the estimated cost to comply with this records request.

Sincerely,

Robert Cox
Managing Editor
Talk of the Sound

UPDATE: 12/30 8:30 AM

I was interviewed for this article below but none of my answers were included. The writer, Ms. O'Donnell failed to mention in her email to me or in the article itself that she was, up until recently, a long-time employee of the Journal News.

Reuters: New York newspaper to list more gun permit holders after uproar by Noreen O'Donnell.

While she did not include my explanation as to why I created the map, she did manage to find a journalism professor to call me "childish and petulant".

Some critics retaliated by posting reporters' and editors' addresses and other personal information online.

Howard Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, called the critics' response childish and petulant.

"It doesn't move the issue of gun control to the level of intelligent public discussion," he said. "Instead, it transforms what should be a rational public debate on a contentious issue into ugly gutter fighting."

Draw your own conclusions about Ms. O'Donnell and Professor Good or why she gives him four paragraphs to criticize my actions and I get none to explain my actions.

Here is my Q&A with the reporter that got left on the cutting-room floor.

Q. What was your general reaction to the article and the map.

A. Given the nature of my hyper-local site, I monitor lohud.com 24/7 so I saw the story as it was published to the web. I could not believe what I was seeing -- what I perceived to be a transparent attempt to intimidate and ostracize law-abiding citizens by using the Newtown murders as a pre-text to advance an anti-gun agenda and draw traffic to the site.

You worked there so you know about their cost-cutting, outsourcing and pay-wall approach and how desperate things have become at the paper. At best, this map reeked of a stunt to drive traffic at the expense of private citizens who had done nothing that warranted having their privacy violated. In fact, I will not be surprised if there is a class-action lawsuit on privacy grounds.

I can only laugh when the publisher claims the map is "journalism". The map is more like voyeurism than journalism with the Journal News acting as a digital "Peeping Tom", peering into the bedrooms of thousands of people just because they can. } The result is a map that is a bizarre form of "gun porn".

The thought occurred to me to make a contra-Google Map the instant I saw the article. I was hesitant to do so because I am a First Amendment advocate and generally want to be supportive of newspapers and those who work there. I know plenty of people who work at Gannett, the Freedom Forum and the Newseum. I have spoken on panels at many of their events with people like Gene Policinski, Ken Paulson, John Seigenthaler and many others. I had the honor of being part of one of the inaugural exhibits at the Newseum for being the first blogger formerly credentialed as a blogger to cover a federal trial (Scooter Libby).

I knew that creating such a contra-map was a serious, highly provocative move and would likely cause a number of the people referenced above to be very unhappy with me/ I mulled this over for two days. In the meantime my readers had taken it upon themselves to collect information about reporters and editors. They were also linking to Chris Fountain up in Greenwich, CT who is the one who really got the ball rolling.

After being on the fence for a couple of days I decided to organize the efforts of my readers, create a crowd-sourcing project and start to build the contra-map.

Q. Why did you decide to make the reporters' and editors' information public on the web.

I trust you are aware that unlike most states, New York (and California) requires that a pistol permit holder to register EVERY handgun they own not just get the license. The initial Journal News FOIL request sought this information. I expect that the Journal News will ultimately prevail and get this information and update their map and make it searchable by weapon type. I would oppose that as I do the current iteration of the map. I did not want to merely respond but discourage further development of their map or at least give them pause.

I wanted a direct and proportionate response in the spirit of "do unto others as you would have them do unto you". I could not think of anything more direct and proportionate than flipping the script by using public records to map the folks at the Journal News the way they mapped my friends and neighbors. I hope they now realize that in the age of social media and blogs, the people known formerly as the audience, can throw a counterpunch from time to time. My map was my counterpunch.

UPDATE: 12/30 8:45 AM

Per my FOIL request (above) to the Putnam County Clerk, I obtain a copy of the email sent by the Journal News reporter who wrote the map story. From this it is clear the Journal News sought (and continues to seek) not to create just a map of "pistol permit holders" but a map of every gun registered in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. The have requested information on every type of weapon including "manufacturer, type of weapon, caliber, serial number and model".

Putnam-JN Pistol FOIL.pdf

FOIL REQUEST

Worley, Dwight [DWORLEY@lohud.com]
Mr. Bartolotti,
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 2:26 PM
To: Michael Bartolotti

Under the provisions of the New York Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, I hereby request records or portions thereof pertaining to Putnam County’s pistol permit database.

I am requesting the names, complete addresses, the type of permits issued (carry concealed/possess on
premises/possess carry during employment), and the type of weapons possessed, including the weapon's
manufacturer, type of weapon, caliber, serial number and model, for all permit holders in your database. Also, please provide a complete record layout and data dictionary for your pistol permits database.

I would like all of the records in electronic format, such as a database, spreadsheet, plain text file or other digital format.

I have been instructed instructed by you that state penal law prohibits the disclosure of the types of weapons possessed by permit holders even though such information is collected by the county. If it is determined that that category of information cannot be released please process my request, excluding the protected information, without delay. In your response, please indicate the specific sections of the law that expressly prohibit the disclosure of the protected information.

As you know, all government records and data are presumed public unless there is a specific provision of law barring their release. So while the law expressly says names and addresses of permit holders are to be made public, if the law does not specifically bar the release of the types of permits issued and types of weapons possessed, that information can and should be released. In that case, I would expect that information to be included.

As Robert Freeman, executive director of the New York State Committee on Open Government, has said in
several opinions regarding the disclosure of pistol permit data beyond names and addresses, “the only instance in which records must be withheld would involve the case in which a statute prohibits disclosure. Again, as I interpret §400.00 of the Penal Law, there is nothing in that statute that precludes the custodian of the records at issue from disclosing the records.”

If there are any fees for copying the records requested, please inform me before filling the request or please supply the records without informing me if the fees are not in excess of $25.

This request is in relation to a news event. Because of the timely nature of this request, I ask that it be expedited. Also, because of time constraints, I ask that if there are any concerns or questions regarding this request that I be contacted by telephone at 914‐629‐1060 or by email at dworley@lohud.com.

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five business days of receipt of a request. Therefore, I would appreciate a response as soon as possible and look forward to hearing from you shortly. If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform me of the reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name and address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed.

Thank you for your prompt attention.

JNlogo

Dwight R. Worley | Reporter/Data Analyst
1133 Westchester Avenue, Suite N110
White Plains, NY 10604
Voice: 914.629.1060 | Fax: 914.694.5018
E-mail: dworley@lohud.com | Web: lohud.com
Twitter: twitter.com/lohud | Facebook: facebook.com/lohud
Foursquare: foursquare.com/lohud | tumblr: lohud.tumblr.com

Michael C. Bartolotti, First Deputy County Clerk of the Putnam Count Clerk's Office, responded to Worley on December 21st.

Putnam-Pistol List FOIL 1.pdf

Dwight R. Worley
Journal News Media Group
1133 Westchester Avenue Suite N110
White Plains, NY 10604

RE: FOIL request

Dear Mr. Worley:

This office is in receipt of your electronic mail message dated December 17th, 2012 in which you request certain information in electronic format for all pistol permit files maintained by this office.

This request is quite involved and will yield voluminous results. Further, certain information requested may be withheld due to operation of law.

This office is currently working with its IT provider to compile the requested information. Upon a complete compilation of the information suitable for dissemination we will provide you with an estimate of cost as well as instructions on how to complete your request.

I hope that you can work with this office by illustrating patience and if you have any questions please contact this office.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely

Michael C. Bartolotti

For those not familiar with the Freedom of Information Law in New York State, as a general summary, an agency has 5 business days to acknowledge receipt of a request for information and 22 business days after that to deny, fulfill or partially deny/partially fulfill a records request. After the 22 days the agency must provide the records or explain why they need more time and then provide a date certain when the records will be available. As a practical matter, a public records officer can keep a request pending for 27 business days and the requestor has no grounds to appeal or challenge the agency. Agencies can also charge for records based on a scale described in the statute.

In this case, the Clerk got the request on Monday December 17th. The Clerk then waited until the last day of the week, Friday December 21st before acknowledging receipt and has still not provided the records. Adding in three holidays -- Christmas, New Year's Day and Martin Luther King Day -- the clerk does not have to deliver the records until January 25th, 2013.

The Clerk's in Rockland County and Westchester County had the same option and chose to expedite the request. Readers can draw their own conclusions as to why 2 clerks turned over the requested records a month earlier than required and 1 clerk has still not turned over the requested records.

I hope to have a copy of communications between the Journal News and the other two clerks soon.

UPDATE: 12/30 9:22 AM

This is interesting, from the Christian Science Monitor

In an online survey, the Journal News finds overwhelming support – 89-11 percent – for the proposal to keep gun ownership private.

UPDATE: 12/30 9:24 AM

We made Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Journal_News#Controversy

UPDATE: 12/30 9:30 AM

The Westchester County Firearm Owners Association is an organization whose members were most directly targeted by the Journal News. They view the map as an attempt by the paper to "intimidate and bully lawful gun-owning citizens".

In response, the WCFOA has compiled a list of Journal News Advertisers.

gannett_advertisers_12-28-2012_c.pdf

There has been a great deal of interest from readers in such a list so, with permission, we reprint that list below. The list is based on online resources and volunteers reviewing the print editions of the paper to identify advertisers. According to the WCFOA, the focus was on consumer-oriented advertiser so not every advertised was included in this list.

The WCFOA is encouraging its members and supporters to write a short letter which starts by "quickly outlining the irresponsible Journal News act of publishing the names and addresses of pistol license holders (and a Google Map with directions and family members names)". The want the letters to state "you will no longer patronize any advertiser who uses Gannett unless and until that advertiser withholds further ads until Gannett takes down the pistol license page and ceases attacking lawful firearm ownership."

MAJOR AND NATIONAL ADVERTISERS

AARON'S
aarons.com
1-877-607-9999
1-800-950-7368
Garet Hayes
Senior Vice President
Hope-Beckham, Inc.
Office: 404.604.2602
Mobile: 770.403.8720
ghayes@hopebeckham.com

Ace Hardware
acehardware.com
2200 Kensington Court
Oak Brook, IL 60523
U.S.A
1-866-290-5334
1.630.990.6600

ALDI Grocery
aldi.us
Aldi Inc.
1200 N Kirk Rd, Batavia, IL 60510-1443, United States
Phone: (630) 879-8100
Corporate Phone Number: 1-630-879-8100

Babies 'R Us
babiesrus.com
Babies R Us Corporate Office Headquarters
Toys R Us, Inc.
1 Geoffrey Way
Wayne, NJ 07470-2030 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-973-617-3500
Fax: 973-617-4006
Customer Service Number: 1-888-222-9787

Best Buy
bestbuy.com
Best Buy Corporate Office Headquarters in the USA:
7601 Penn Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423
Corporate Phone Number: 1-612-291-1000
Corporate Fax Number: 1-612-292-4001
Corporate Email: info@bestbuy.com

the email info@bestbuy.com does not work. Please publish the below instead. Thanks.
Susan Busch, Senior Director, Public Relations (612) 291-6114 or susan.busch@bestbuy.com
Lisa Hawks, Director, Public Relations (612) 291-6150 or lisa.hawks@bestbuy.com
or press@bestbuy.com

Bloomingdales Corporate Office Headquarters
Bloomingdale's, Inc. a division of Macy's
1000 3rd Ave.
New York, New York 10022 USA
Website: http://www.bloomingdales.com/
Corporate Phone Number: 1-212-705-2000
Customer Service Number: 1-800-777-0000

CVS Stores's Corporate Office Headquarters in the USA:
CVS Caremark
One CVS Drive
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Corporate Phone Number: 1-401-765-1500
Corporate Fax Number: 1-401-762-2137
Corporate Email: info@cvs.com

Dick's Sporting Goods Corporate Office Headquarters
300 Industry Drive RIDC Park West
Pittsburgh, PA 15275 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-724-273-3400
Fax Number: n/a
Customer Service Phone Number: 1-877-846-9997

GNC Corporate Office Headquarters
300 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-412-288-4600
Customer Service Number: 1-877-462-4700

Office Depot Corporate Office Headquarters
6600 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, Florida 33449
Corporate Phone Number: 1-561-438-4800
Corporate Fax Number: 1-561-438-4400
Corporate Email: info@officedepot.com

IKEA America USA
420 Alan Wood Rd.
Conshohocken, PA 19428 USA
Ikea USA Corporate Phone Number: 1-610-834-0180
Customer Service Number USA: 1-800-434-4532

JoAnn Fabrics Corporate Office Headquarters
5555 Darrow Rd.
Hudson, Ohio 44236 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-330-656-2600
Fax Number: 1-330-463-6675
Customer Service Number: 1-888-739-4120

K Mart Corporate Office Headquarters
Sears, Roebuck and Company (kmart.com)
3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60179 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-847-286-2500
Corporate Fax Number: 1-847-286-8351
Customer Service Number: 1-866-562-7848

Kohl's Corporate Office Headquarters
N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-262-703-7000
Fax Number: 1-262-703-6143
Customer Service Number: 1-866-887-8884

Lowes Corporate Office Headquarters in the USA:
1000 Lowe's Blvd.
Mooresville, NC 28117
Corporate Phone Number: 1-704-758-1000
Corporate Fax Number: 1-336-658-4766
Corporate Email: info@lowes.com

Macy's
Macys Corporate Office Headquarters HQ:
7 West Seventh Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Corporate Phone Number: 1-513-579-7000

Michaels Corporate Office Headquarters
Michaels Stores, Inc.
8000 Bent Branch Dr.
Irving, TX 75063 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-972-409-1300
Fax Number: 1-972-409-1556
Customer Service Number: 1-800-642-4235

Naturalizer Shoes
712 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022
(212) 759-3094

Office Depot Corporate Office Headquarters
6600 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, Florida 33449
Corporate Phone Number: 1-561-438-4800
Corporate Fax Number: 1-561-438-4400
Corporate Email: info@officedepot.com

OfficeMax Corporate Office Headquarters
263 Shuman Boulevard
Naperville, IL 60563
Corporate Phone Number: 1-630-438-7800

Petco Corporate Office Headquarters
Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc.
9125 Rehco Rd.
San Diego, California 92121 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-858-453-7845
Fax Number: 1-858-784-3489
Customer Service Number: 1-888-824-7257

PetSmart Corporate Office Headquarters
PetSmart, Inc.
19601 North 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027 United States
Corporate Phone Number: 1-623-580-6100
Fax: 1-623-395-6517
Customer Service Number: 1-888-839-9638

Proctor & Gamble
Procter and Gamble Corporate Office Headquarters
One Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
Corporate Phone Number: 1-513-983-1100
Fax: 1-513-983-4381
Customer Service Number: Product Specific
Email: Online Only

Radio Shack Corporate Office Headquarters
RadioShack Corporation
300 RadioShack Circle, Mail Stop CF3-201
Fort Worth, TX 76102-1964 United States
Corporate Phone Number: 1-817-415-3011
Fax Number: 1-817-415-2647
Customer Service Number: 1-800-843-7422

Sears Corporate Office Headquarters in the USA:
Address: 3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60179 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-847-286-2500
Corporate Fax Number: 1-847-286-8351
Corporate Email: smsupport@searshc.com

Sleepy's
sleepys.com
Mattress Giant Corporate Office Headquarters
Mattress Firm Holding Corp.
5815 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77023 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-713-923-1090
Customer Service Number: 1-866-942-3551

Staples Corporate Office Headquarters
Five Hundred Staples Drive
Framingham, MA 01702 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-508-253-5000
Fax Number: 1-508-253-8989
Customer Service Number: 1-800-333-3330

Target Corporate Office Headquarters HQ in the USA:
1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-612-304-6073
Corporate Fax Number: 1-612-761-5555
Corporate Email: Online only at http://www.target.com/

Toys R Us Corporate Office Headquarters
Toys R Us, Inc.
1 Geoffrey Way
Wayne, NJ 07470-2030 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-973-617-3500
Fax: 973-617-4006
Customer Service Number: 1-800-869-7787
Email: Online Only

True Value Corporate Office Headquarters
True Value Company
8600 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631-3505 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-773-695-5000
Customer Service Number: 1-773-695-5000

Verizon
Verizon Corporate Office Headquarters
140 West Street
New York, NY 10007
Corporate Phone Number: 1-212-395-1000
Corporate Fax Number: 1-212-571-1897

Walmart Corporate Office Headquarters in the USA
702 SW 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716-8611
Corporate Phone Number: 1-800-925-6278 or 1-479-273-4000
Corporate Fax Number: 1-479-277-1830
Corporate Email: info@wal-mart.com

Walgreen Company Corporate Office
106 Wilmot Road, MS 1640
Deerfield, IL 60015
1-847-940-2500
Online Inquiries:
1-877-250-5823
Store Inquiries:
1-800-WALGREENS
1-800-925-4733
walgreens.com

LOCAL ADVERTISERS:

Acorn Starlifts
acornstarlifts.com
US Corporate office
Acorn Stairlifts Inc.
7335 Lake Ellenor Drive
Orlando Florida 32809
USA
General Enquiries: 888-212-8995
1-877-281-5259

Acura of Ramsey
www.AcuraOfRamsey.com
65 Route 17 South
Ramsey, NJ
1-201-934-8200

Arroway Chevrolet
www.ArrowayChevy.com
Route 117
Mt. Kisco, NY
1-888-277-6929

Batteries & Bulbs Plus
300 Tarrytown Road
White Plains, NY
1-914-997-9400

Big Dee Volvo
www.BigDeeVolvo.com
262 East Main Street
Elmsford, NY
1-866-395-6386

Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru
www.BKCars.com
Route 30
Orangeburg, NY
1-866-414-0814

Brewster Honda
brewsterhonda.com
899 Route 22
Brewster, NY
1-845-278-4100

Croton Auto Park
Route 9A & 129
Croton-On-Hudson, NY
1-914-271-5100

Curry Honda
curryhonda.com
3845 Crompond Road
Yorktown Heights, NY
1-866-486-9463

Curry Hyundai
www.curryhyundai.com
3040 East Main Street
Cortlandt Manor, NY
1-866-429-7471

Curry Nissan
www.CurryNissan.com
3495 Crompond Road
Yorktown Heights, NY
1-877-876-5324

Curry Subaru
www.CurrySubaru.com
3040 East Main Street
Cortlandt Manor, NY
1-866-489-2664
Curry Toyota
CurryToyota.com
3026 East Main Street
Cortlandt Manor, NY
1-888-886-0695

DCH Paramus Honda
www.DCHParamusHonda.com
120 Route 4 East
Paramus, NJ
1-877-606-1414

DCH Toyota Scion City
dchtoyotacity.com
1305 E. Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
1-888-460-7112

Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
www.empirecitycasino.com
810 Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
1-914-968-4200

First Street
www.jitterbugdirect.com
1998 Ruffin Mill Road
Colonial Heights, VA
1-877-665-3312

Honda of New Rochelle
www.HondaOfNewRochelle.com
25 East Main Street
New Rochelle, NY
1-800-639-8294

First Street
jitterbugdirect.com
1998 Ruffin Mill Road
Colonial Heights, VA
1-877-665-3312

Hyundai of White Plains
hyundaiofwhiteplains.com
130 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
1-800-730-7903
Jennifer Convertibles
jenniferconvertibles.com
2373 Central Avenue
Yonkers, NY
1-914-779-0214

Jennifer Convertibles
www.jenniferconvertibles.com
2373 Central Avenue
Yonkers, NY
1-914-779-0214

Jim Harte Nissan
www.JimHarteNissan.com
283 North Bedford Road
Mt. Kisco, NY
1-877-661-4901

KIA of West Nyack
www.KiaOfWestNyack.com
250 Route 303 North
West Nyack, NY
1-845-353-1919

Liberty Hyundai
www.LibertyHyundai.com
305 Route 17 North
Mahwah, NJ
1-201-529-2400

Mt. Kisco Honda
mtkiscohonda.com
Route 117
Bedford Hills, NY
1-914-666-0030

New Country Audi of Greenwich
www.NewCountryAudi.com
181 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, NY
1-203-661-1800

New Rochelle Chevrolet
www.newrochellechevyny.com
291 Main Street
New Rochelle, NY
1-800-750-2651

New Rochelle Hyundai
www.HyundaiOfNewRoc.com
125 East Main Street
New Rochelle, NY
1-914-654-8300

New Rochelle Toyota
newrochelletoyota.com
47 Cedar Street
New Rochelle, NY
1-888-498-4843

Nissan City
www.nissancity.com
225 Boston Post Road
Port Chester, NY
1-866-589-2356

P.C. Richard & Son, LLC
pcrichardc.om
150 Price Pkwy. Farmingdale,
New York 11735 USA
1-866-419-4096

Rockland Nissan
www.RocklandNissan.com
608 Route 303 South
Blauvelt, NY
1-888-614-8898

Rye Ford
ryeford.com
1151 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY
1-914-967-6300

Schultz Ford-Lincoln
877shultz.com
80 Route 304
Nanuet, NY
1-845-624-3600

Stickley Audi & Company
stickleyaudi.com
207 W. 25th Street
Manhattan, NY
1-212-337-0700

Tarrytown Honda
tarrytownhonda.com
480 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY
1-888-408-0673

Varmax Liquor Pantry
varmax.com
19 Putnam Avenue
Port Chester, NY 10573
1-914-937-4930

Westchester Subaru
www.westchestersubaru.com
258 East Main Street
Elmsford, NY
1-888-747-8929

Westchester Toyota
www.westchestertoyota.com
2167 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710
1-888-560-6662
Sales: 888-224-4595
Fax: 914-779-7623

White Plains Dodge Chrysler Jeep
www.WhitePlainsChrysler.com
70 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
1-800-679-0328

White Plains Buick GMC
www.WhitePlainsBuickGMC.com
358 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY
1-800-799-6795

White Plains Honda
whiteplainshonda.com
344 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
1-877-553-9292

World Wide BMW
worldwidebmw.com
125 E. Route 59
Spring Valley, NY
1-800-635-2697

UPDATED 12/30 5:45 PM

Stacy A. Anderson and Yaron Weitzman were removed as they no longer work at the Journal News. Nancy Cutler, Elizabeth Ganga, Thane Grauel were on the map and updated. Scott Faubel is not on the map but was updated.

New to the map are Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, Terence Corcoran, Jon Campbell, George Troyano, Brian Tumulty, Greg Shillinglaw, Yaron Steinbuch, Shawn Cohen, Jane Lerner, Herb Pinder, Marcela Rojas, Eileen Zaccagnino, Mary Dolan, Theresa Juva-Brown, Laura Incalcaterra, and Colin Gustafson.

There are 92 names on the list. That gets up to 42 names on the map. So we are just short of half at this point although may me understanting things as some of the 92 may no longer work at the Journal News or work as freelancers. We are only interested in full-time employees.

The list is now color-coded. Employees in GREEN are on the map but may be missing some information which is indicated in RED. Employees in ALL RED are not on the map because we do not have home address information.

There have been hundreds of emails with lots of suggestions but there are a few folks that have been working these names very hard over the past couple days and I want to acknowledge them by initials -- JK, PT, BM, BG, SM, CB, MR, GA, JD, SK, BW, SS, RH, GB,

UPDATED 12/31 4:45 PM

Removed Robert Marchant, he no longer works at the Journal News

Add to the map are Vincent Mercogliano, Carrie Yale, Heather Salerno, Mauro Ferrotta, Scott Faubel, John Czarnecki, Terence Corcoran, Colin Gustafson, Ned Rauch, Marcela Rojas, Matthew Brown, Gary McGriff, Akiko Matsuda, Linda Lombroso, Betsy Lombardi, Elaine Kirsch, Robert Brum.

That makes it 57 of 91 or 63%.

We have 34 names left to either clear (are not full-time employees) or get on the map. They are Chris Brown, Albert Conte, Ed Cummins, Wilfred David, Mike Dougherty, Ricky Flores, Ernie Garcia, Tessa Garcia, Tim Henderson, Lee Higgins, Brian Howard, Liz Johnson, Chad Jennings, Peter Kramer, Rich Liebson, Cara Matthews, Sean Mayer, Joe McDonald, Caryn McBride, Mike Meaney, Jill Mercadante, Kathy Moore, Mareesa Nicosia, Cathey O’Donnell, James O'Rourke, Leah Rae, Ben Rubin, Khurram Saeed, Erik Shilling, Joe Spector, Gary Stern, Alex Taylor, and Chris Vaughan.

As noted above, names below in GREEN are on the map but may be missing a single item (marked in RED). Names in red are the ones not yet on the map.

UPDATED 1/1 6:30 PM

Liz Johnson, Mike Meaney, Wilfred David, Cara Matthews were added to the map. Yaron Steinbuch was edited because we got an exact address. Chris Brown was removed because he is a freelancer.

That makes it 61 of 90 or 68%.

UPDATED 1/2 2:30 PM

The following were added to the map: Caryn McBride, Mareesa Nicosia, Leah Rae, Erik Shilling, Ed Cummins and Rich Liebson. Ben Rubin was removed because he does not work there anymore.

That gets us to 77 out of 89 or 75%.

We have 12 names left to either clear (are not full-time employees) or get on the map. They are Albert Conte, Mike Dougherty, Ricky Flores, Ernie Garcia, Tessa Garcia, Tim Henderson, Lee Higgins, Brian Howard, Chad Jennings, Peter Kramer, Sean Mayer, Joe McDonald, Jill Mercadante, Kathy Moore, Cathey O’Donnell, James O'Rourke, Khurram Saeed, Joe Spector, Gary Stern, Alex Taylor, and Chris Vaughan.

UPDATED 1/2 6:30 PM

The following were added to the map: Jill Mercadante, Chris Vaughan, Tim Henderson, Tessa Garcia.
Cathey O’Donnell was removed because she does not work there anymore.

Wow! That gets us to 71 of 83 or 86%

We have 12 names left to either clear (are not full-time employees) or get on the map. They are Albert Conte, Mike Dougherty, Ricky Flores, Ernie Garcia, Lee Higgins, Brian Howard, Chad Jennings, Peter Kramer, Sean Mayer, Joe McDonald, Kathy Moore, James O'Rourke, Khurram Saeed, Joe Spector, Gary Stern, and Alex Taylor.

ADDED: Sean Mayer, Joseph Spector, Gary Stern
REMOVED: Joe McDonald (no longer works at Journal News.

That gets us to 74 of 82 or 90%. We have 8 names left.

SMALL FAVOR TO MY TEAM: While I have this crack team of researches hard at work I will take everything you can find on these two individuals James Vincent Bonanno and his son, Vince James Bonanno. You can certainly appreciate that given my willingness to take on causes like this Journal News map I have made more than my share of The Bonannos are currently suing me for defamation in New York State Supreme Court because I accurately reported on their various misdeeds. They both work for the local school district.

This is the father…

James Vincent Bonanno
24 Ronalds Avenue
New Rochelle, NY

Not sure where the son lives…

Vince James Bonanno ("Little Jimmy")

Any information you can pull on them will be appreciated. Little Jimmy, a heroin addict who is in the Westchester County Methadone Program has at least one prior arrest that I know of, not sure about the father. I believe the father is also involved in various side-businesses.

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**Frank A. Becerra, Jr.**
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**Matthew Brown**
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Matthew Brown joined The Journal News in March 1994. He covers a variety of assignments as a Visual Journalist for The Journal News and LoHud.com. For the past year, he has been able to bring his cameras into the schools, covering visual stories of interest to the communities in White Plains, Valhalla, Elmsford and Greenburgh School districts. Prior to that, he could be seen on the sidelines covering major and local sporting events or behind the scenes covering local news in the tri-county coverage area of The Journal News. Prior to coming to work for the Journal News, he worked as a Sports Picture Editor for the Providence (R.I.) Journal and as a Boston-based freelance photojournalist for the Associated Press wire service.

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**Jon Campbell**
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**Rick Carpiniello**
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**Shawn Cohen**
Westchester County Reporter
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**Terence Corcoran**
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Rye, NY 10580
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**Karen Croke**
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Pleasantville, NY 10570-2103
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**Ed Cummins**
News Editor
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Croton, NY 10520-2132
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**Nancy Cutler**
Opinion Editor
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81 Elysian Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
845-353-4647
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**John Czarnecki**
Home Delivery Operations Manager
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**Wilfred David**
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Will covers police news in New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Eastchester, Bronxville, Tuckahoe, Mount Vernon and Yonkers.

**Anjanette Rieger Delgado**
Interactivity Editor
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**Mary Dolan**
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Croton, NY 10520-2807
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White Plains News Manager
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**Mauro Ferrotta**
Single Copy Manager
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Elizabeth Ganga covers the towns of North Castle and North Salem along with the North Salem and Byram Hills school districts. She has worked for The Journal News/LoHud.com since 2000.

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Warwick, NY 10990-2707
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**Thane Grauel (Ian Thane Grauel)**
Local Editor Rockland/Digital Editor
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Norwalk CT 06851
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**Colin Gustafson**
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Brooklyn, NY 11201-6757
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Colin grew up in Washington, D.C., went to college in St. Paul, Minn., and now lives in Queens. Before joining The Journal News, he worked as an education reporter for Greenwich Time, a daily newspaper in Connecticut. Before that, he was a contributor to the business desk at the New York Sun and an assistant managing editor at the weekly Queens Chronicle.

**Seth Harrison**
Photographer
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107 Valleyview Rd
Irvington, NY 10533
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Seth Harrison has been a staff photographer at The Journal News since 1987. In that time, he has covered 9/11, elections in Israel, national political conventions, several World Series, and all facets of local news. Covering national and international events is exciting, however Harrison gains tremendous satisfaction telling the stories close to home. "The mother who has dedicated her life to helping to find a cure for the rare and fatal disease that afflicts her son, the story of troubled children housed in residential treatment centers, or the scores of young Mormon's who come to this area every year to try to spread their faith, are the types of stories that allow me to step in to the lives of our neighbors and offer a glimpse of lives that, while unfolding right around the corner, are very different from our own." Harrison has a bachelor's degree in photojournalism from Rochester Institute of Technology. A lower Westchester resident, he was born in Brooklyn, and grew up in Yonkers and Hastings-on-Hudson. He is married with three daughters.

**Janet Hasson**
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**Tim Henderson**
Data Analyst
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Pearl River, NY 10965-2112
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Lee Higgins
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**Laura Incalcaterra**
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78 Regina Road
Airmont, NY 10952
845-356-9215
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Laura Incalcaterra covers the environment, open space and zoning and planning issues for The Journal News. A Boston College graduate, Laura grew up in Rockland, attended East Ramapo schools and has worked for The Journal News since 1993. Laura has written features and covered North Rockland, crime, government and a host of other issues.

**Liz Johnson**
Food Editor
The Journal News/LoHud.com
4A Ross Avenue #A
Nyack, NY 10960-4309
845-353-3351
Work Phone: 914-694-5075
Work Email: ewjohnson@lohud.com
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**Theresa Juva-Brown**
Transportation Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
21302 75th Avenue Apt #4D
Oakland Gardens, NY 11364-3348
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Chad Jennings
LoHud Yankees Beat Writer
The Journal News/LoHud.com
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**Elaine Kirsch**
Director/Circulation Operations
The Journal News/LoHud.com
22 Marget Ann Lane
Suffern, NY 10901-3313
845-358-0787
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Peter Kramer
Theater
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**James Kwasnik**
Online Director
The Journal News/LoHud.com
Harrison, NY 10528
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**Cynthia R. Lambert**
Editor
The Journal News/LoHud.com
17 McBride Ave
White Plains, NY 10603
(914) 948-9388
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**Jane Lerner**
Reporter for Health and Hospitals
The Journal News/LoHud.com
1 Tilda Lane
New City, NY 10956
845-634-3512
Work Phone: 914-694-9300
Work Email: jlerner@lohud.com
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Jane Lerner covers the health and hospitals beat for The Journal News in Rockland. She has worked for The Journal News since 1991, first in Westchester, then in Rockland. She has a master's degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, where she completed a concentration in health and science writing. She lives in Rockland with her husband and two children.

**Steve Lieberman**
Police and Courts Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
81 Elysian Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
845-353-4647
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Steve Lieberman joined The Journal News as an editor in February 1984 and became a reporter during the spring of 1986. He has covered police, courts and legal issues for more than a decade, after reporting on county, town, village and state governments and general issues. He received more than a dozen state awards for writing and reporting. Born and raised in The Bronx, he has lived in Rockland since 1988.

Rich Liebson
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
2 Greenacres Way
White Plains, NY 10606-3122
914-686-8940
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Rich Liebson grew up on military bases in the U.S. and Germany as the son of an Air Force master sergeant. After serving four years in the U.S. Army he was hired as a part-time reporter in 1983 and promoted to full-time in 1985. He's had a number of beats over the years including education, municipal government and public safety. He's also been a columnist and city editor for central Westchester. Rich lives in White Plains.

**Betsy Lombardi**
Universal Desk Editor
The Journal News/LoHud.com
59 Tamarack Road
Rye Brook, NY 10573-2138
914-937-2389
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**Linda Lombroso**
Features Writer
The Journal News/LoHud.com
237 Broadfield Rd
New Rochelle, NY 10804-2409
914-654-0527
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**Akiko Matsuda**
Reporter for Haverstraw and Stony Point
The Journal News/LoHud.com
4329 Broadway Apt 5B
New York, NY 10033-2404
NEW YORK COUNTY
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Akiko Matsuda has been a reporter with The Journal News since August 2005, covering the communities of North Rockland — Haverstraw town and village, Pomona, West Haverstraw, Stony Point. Before that, she covered local governments in upstate New York and Connecticut. A Japanese native, she was a reporter and news anchor for a TV station in Sapporo, covering various beats, including courts, politics and the environment.

**Cara Matthews**
Statehouse Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
12 Hamilton Avenue Apt A
Norwalk, CT 06854-3510
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**Sean Mayer**
Sports and Operations Editor
The Journal News/LoHud.com
5 Edward Place
Monroe, NY 10950
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**Caryn McBride**
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**Gary McGriff**
The Journal News/LoHud.com
14 Ball Pond Road
New Fairfield, CT 06812-4920
203-312-0805
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**Mike Meaney**
Morning Breaking News
The Journal News/LoHud.com
118 Frank Ave
Mamaroneck, NY 10543-2808
914-381-4245
Work Phone: 914-696-8565
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**Vincent Mercogliano**
High School Sports Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
475 Wilmot Road New Rochelle, NY 10804-1019
914-637-9367
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**Jill Mercadante**
Multimedia/Marketing Editor
The Journal News/LoHud.com
222 Sackett Street #2F
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Kathy Moore (Kathy Moore O'Connor)
Local Content Editor
The Journal News/LoHud.com
11 Woodland Drive
Brewster, NY 10509-2523
845-278-0144, 845-279-2666
Work Phone: 914-694-3523
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Kathy Moore is the local editor for northern Westchester and Putnam counties. She began working at The Journal News in 1985 and covered towns, schools, Mount Vernon City Hall, Putnam County government and general assignment before becoming a bureau chief and then an editor overseeing the northern reaches of our coverage area. She works with a terrific staff in the paper’s Mount Kisco office whose writing and reporting fuels The Journal News, Lohud.com, the Northern Westchester and Yorktown/Cortlandt Express and their corresponding community blogs.

**Barbara L Nackman**
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
279 Farrington Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 332-5185
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A municipal reporter for The Journal News since 1997, Barbara Livingston Nackman has covered local governments, events and breaking news from many communities. She began her journalism career by writing for bookselling and library publications. She reported on Putnam County communities for 10 years before getting her latest assignment, keeping track of Briarcliff Manor and Somers.

**Mareesa Nicosia**
Ramapo Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
104 Gordon Ave
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591-1910
585-402-6535, 607-437-1895
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Cathey O’Donnell
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
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James O'Rourke
Westchester and Rockland County Night Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
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**Herb Pinder**
Opinion Page Editor
The Journal News/LoHud.com
66 W 89th St Apt# 2R
New York, NY 10024-2045
212-769-1945
Work Phone: 914-694-5031
Work Email: hpinder@lohud.com
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**Leah Rae**
Reporter for Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye City
The Journal News/LoHud.com
13 N Cottenet St
Irvington, NY 10533-1508
914-591-0319
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Leah Rae covers the Port Chester-Rye Brook beat for The Journal News. She’s written about Westchester's immigrant population since joining the paper in 1994, and reported from two immigrant “hometowns” in Ecuador and Guatemala. Leah studied at the University of Toronto and worked at her hometown paper, The Buffalo News, before migrating downstate. She writes the Beyond Borders blog at immigration.lohudblogs.com and contributes to the Sound Shore blog at soundshore.lohudblogs.com.

**Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy**
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
306 Quaker Rd
Chappaqua, NY 10514
(914) 238-4607
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Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy, a staff writer for The Journal News/LoHud.com, covers several communities in Westchester County and writes about everything from local politics to schools to development issues. She joined the paper in October 2006 and expanded her byline to include Ramaswamy -- reportedly the longest byline ever. Previously, Swapna worked as a municipal reporter for the Home News Tribune in New Jersey and interned at the New York Daily News as a general assignment reporter. She earned a master's degree in journalism from New York University, where she was associate features editor of NYU's daily newspaper, The Washington Square News.

**Ned P. Rauch**
Reporter for Harrison and Mt. Vernon
The Journal News/LoHud.com
922 Lorimer Street Apt 2
Brooklyn, NY 11222-3178
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**Phil Reisman**
Columnist
The Journal News/LoHud.com
73 Rossmore Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
914-337-6522
Work Phone: 914-694-5008
Work Email: preisman@lohud.com
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**Michael J Risinit**
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
42 Robinson Lane
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
845-454-2278
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Mike Risinit covers politics, the environment and other issues touching on northern Westchester. He has been a reporter at The Journal News since 1998.

**Robert F. Rodriguez**
Visual Editor
The Journal News/LoHud.com
420 Riverside Dr, Apt 7A
New York, NY 10025-7748
212-222-4566
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**Marcela Rojas**
Reporter for Somers, Ossining and Peekskill
The Journal News/LoHud.com
43 Mitchell Place Apt
White Plains, NY 10601-4337
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Khurram Saeed
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
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Khurram Saeed has been reporting for The Journal News since 2000. He writes about transportation issues in Rockland and has a weekly column called Getting There, which appears Wednesdays. Raised in Chestnut Ridge, Saeed previously worked at a newspaper in Washington and at magazines in Canada. Reach him at ksaeed@lohud.com or 845-578-2412.

**Heather Salerno**
Feature Writer
The Journal News/LoHud.com
103 Cambridge Ave
Garden City, NY 11530-4101
Home Phone: 516-739-9709
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**Tania Savayan**
Photographer
The Journal News/LoHud.com
7562 Kessel Street Forest Hills, NY 11375-6846
718-793-5642
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**Erik Shilling**
Courts Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
157 Newell St Fl 3
Brooklyn, NY 11222-3036
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**Greg Shillinglaw**
Reporter for Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant
Multimedia Journalist at The Journal News
The Journal News/LoHud.com
80 Greenway Drive Irvington, NY 10533-1844
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**Joseph Spector**
Statehouse Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
20 Greenock Road
Delmar, NY 12054-3510
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**Yaron Steinbuch**
Digital Editor/Nights
The Journal News/LoHud.com
23 Scenic Circle
Croton, NY 10520-1659
Home Phone: 914-271-9678
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Gary Stern
Education Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
165 Orchard Street White Plains, NY 10604-1407
914-948-8996
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Alex Taylor
Reporter for Orangetown, Pearl River and Colleges
The Journal News/LoHud.com
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**George Troyano**
Vice President Sales & Marketing
The Journal News/LoHud.com
2 Rams Gate Court
Medford, NJ 08055-9704
609-953-2745
Work Phone: 914-694-5157
Work Email: gtroyano@lohud.com
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**Brian Tumulty**
DC Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
5589 Cedar Break Drive
Centreville, VA 20120-3329
703-830-0926
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**Ken Valenti**
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
2221 Palmer Ave Apt# 2P
New Rochelle, NY 10801-3064
914-498-9289
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**Chris Vaughan**
Community Web Producer
The Journal News/LoHud.com
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**Randi Weiner (Randi W. Gormley)**
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
843 Mill Plain Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
203-254-3285
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**Alex Weisler**
Reporter for Mount Kisco, New Castle and North Castle
The Journal News/LoHud.com
5 Wheatstone Road
New City, NY 10956-2515
845-639-0868
Work Phone: 914-666-6482
Work Email: aweisler@lohud.com
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**David McKay Wilson**
Columnist
The Journal News/LoHud.com
104 Topland Rd
Mahopac, New York 10541
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**Dwight R Worley**
Education Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
230-6 139th Avenue
Queens, NY 11413
718-527-0832
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Dwight R. Worley is an education/urban affairs reporter covering central Westchester schools for The Journal News, The White Plains Express and LoHud.com. He also serves as a database reporter for the publications, using computer-assisted reporting techniques to develop a wide range of stories about diversity, race, immigration and how changing demographics have impacted the Lower Hudson Valley. He joined The Journal News in 1999 as a business reporter.

**Carrie Yale**
Visuals Director
The Journal News/LoHud.com
10 Meadowbrook Court Apt 1B
Brewster, NY 10509-3616
914-948-6312
Work Phone: 914-694-5092
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**Eileen Zaccagnino**
Online Ad Director
The Journal News/LoHud.com
6 Birch Road
South Salem, NY 10590-2314
914-533-5278
Work Phone: 914-696-8463
Work Email: ezaccagn@lohud.com
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UPDATE 12/31 2:20 PM I am in receipt of all communications between the Journal News and the Westchester County Clerk including the entire list of "pistol permits" (i.e., license holders) for Westchester County. My next project, once I complete the map, is to run all Journal News employees living in Westchester against the list I just got.

UPDATE 1/1 6:30 PM

Let me set to rest the speculation that the Journal News exempted their own employees from their map. Yaron Steinbuch is a photographer and editor at the Journal News. He resides in Croton, NY. He is in the Westchester County list provided to the Journal News and he is a dot in the map so we can at least put to rest any conspiracy theories in this regard.

YaronSteinbuch JNEmployeeOnMap

His personal web site reads:

Yaron Steinbuch, a native of Israel, served as a gunner and, later, combat medic in the Artillery Corps of the Israel Defense Forces. He also lived for a combined 12 years in Genoa, Italy, and Accra, Ghana. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew and Italian. Yaron holds a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from New York University and a master's degree (with honors) from the Columbia University School of Journalism. He also is a black belt in taekwondo and a PADI-certified advanced scuba rescue diver. He is a former auxiliary police officer, and a police academy- and NRA-trained peace officer. His interests include motorcycling, martial arts, physical fitness and scuba diving.

I do not imagine many readers are going to take issue with this guy's CV which is pretty impressive.

Journal News Hypocrisy

Most of the readers of this article are not from the area and may have never heard of the Journal News until this week. Many of speculated on the motives behind their pistol LICENSE map. If you want just a few of very real examples of hypocrisy from the Journal News you can look at the following three exclusive stories than we have run over the past three months that the Journal News did not bother to report at all.

New Rochelle Police Confiscate Loaded .9mm Semi-Automatic Carbine from Monroe College Basketball Player, Former Coach of the Year Fired

By any measure, this is a major story -- a member of the NJCAA National Championship women's basketball team delivers a savage beating to a teammate. While the victim of the assault is in the hospital she receives a text message from her assailant threatening to kill her, and her mother with a gun she keeps at an apartment on campus. School officials recovered a loaded .9mm Semi-Automatic Carbine. Before the District Attorney could bring charges the player fled the state. The player was kicked off the team, the other player suspended and the coach fired because he knew of the gun and failed to report it to school officials or the police.

The Journal News did not cover this story at all. Monroe College is a major advertiser in Westchester County.

New Rochelle Suspends Three Following Gun to Head Incident on Bee-Line School Bus

Three students leave a school bus an enter a middle school with a gun after terrorizing a 6th grader on the bus by placing her in a headlock, holding the gun to her head and threatening her. The Journal News does not report on this incident.

New Rochelle Barnard School Principal Waits Hours to Notify Police of Intruder; Parents Told Man In Building Was Outside

In this case, a man was in the building for hours, he was found hiding in a closet in a second floor classroom by a teaching assistant. Even then, the building principal waited 45 minutes to call police and then lied about the entire incident to parents. The Journal News did not cover this story.

New Rochelle Board President Says District in "Full Compliance" with School Safety Laws

Four days after the Newtown Shooting, the local school board President and Superintendent make false claims that the district is in full compliance with New York State school safety laws. By statute the district must review and update plans for the district and each school in the district once a year. 10 of 11 schools have not been updated since 2001. The 11th was updated in 2006. The Journal News does not even cover the board meeting let along report this.

UPDATE: 1/2 9:15 AM: I appeared this morning on the Pat Campbell Show in Tulsa, OK to discuss the latest on the Journal News gun owner map: Pat Campbell Show 1-2-13

UPDATE: 1/2 12:10 PM: My FOIL request to the Westchester County Clerk resulted in my receiving the communications between the clerk's office and Journal News reporter Dwight Worley. It was a jumbled mess of documents which I cut, paste and re-ordered in chronological order so readers can follow the discussion between Deputy Clerk John J. Allen and Worley (link below).

Communications Between Westchester County Clerk & Journal News for FOIL Pistol Licenses December 2012

I am requesting the names, complete addresses, the type of permits issued (carry concealed/possess on
premises/possess carry during employment), and the type of weapons possessed, including the weapon's
manufacturer, type of weapon, caliber, serial number and model, for all permit holders in your database.
Also, please provide a complete record layout and data dictionary for your pistol permits database.

There is a brief sidebar after Worley appeals the partial denial of the paper's request to County Executive Rob Astorino on December 17th and County Attorney Robert F. Meehan responds for Astorino on December 20th to deny the appeal. The Westchester County Clerk Tim Idoni is a Democrat from New Rochelle (where we operate) and Astorino is a Republican. If you are wondering how divided government works in Westchester read how the Democrats in the County Legislature literally turned out the lights in the chamber when they did not get their way on the 2013 budget.

This stands in stark contrast to the decided lack of cooperation in Putnam County, north of Westchester.

New York County denies request for names of gun permit holders

Authorities in a suburban county north of New York City said on Tuesday they will refuse to release names of local gun permit holders to a newspaper that has been publishing the identities of thousands of license-holding residents.

Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant said he would defy a request for information about pistol permit holders from the White Plains, New York-based Journal News, which has come under criticism for publishing thousands of such identities already.

UPDATE 1/2 2:50 PM: I have been advised that the phone listing for Robert Brum in Pomona is incorrect. Please disregard 845-354-0243. That is the number for an older woman who was assigned that number after Robert Brum moved.

UPDATE 1/3 8:30 AM: Newspaper threatened with ‘suspicious white powder’ after publishing gun owners’ names

The suspicious package turned out to be a non-event but I was surprised to see this...

The article mentions Christopher Fountain who put up a lot of detail about the publisher, Janet Hasson and a few other Journal News employees. I am not sure how many, maybe 5 or 6 names. New York State Rifle and Pistol Association President Tom King is quoted saying “I’m sure that the blogger will take down the list as soon as the gun names come down.”

Meanwhile, we have now crowd-sourced 73 of 82 (89%) Journal News employees and mapped each one. We are in the process of clearing the list and I expect we will be at 100% shortly.

I would tell Mr. King a thing or three: (1) the Journal News intends to EXPAND their map to include Putnam County not take it down; (2) the Journal News was never just seeking names and addresses -- their Freedom of Information Request is for "names, complete addresses, the type of permits issued (carry concealed/possess on premises/possess carry during employment), and the type of weapons possessed, including the weapon's manufacturer, type of weapon, caliber, serial number and model, for all permit holders in your database; (3) (1) I have no intention of taking down my list or map regardless of what the Journal News does or what he says.

UPDATE 1/3 1:15 PM: If my actions are going to be disapproved of by anyone I would prefer that it be Jack Shafer: Let’s not go crazy over publishing gun lists

Undeterred by the fact that the handgun data was, by state law, a matter of the public record, aggrieved gun owners retaliated. A crowdsourced map of the home addresses of Journal News employees — including their home and work phone numbers when found — went up. The site also listed the names and addresses of the paper’s local and national advertisers, suggesting Journal News readers write letters threatening to boycott their goods and services unless the Journal News took its map down. The New York State & Pistol Association urged a boycott of all Gannett enterprises, asserting that the map had “put in harm’s way tens of thousands of lawful license holders.” [read entire article]

I met Jack in 2004 at a conference at Harvard. He wrote the PressBox column for Slate/Washington Post for years and I have emailed him from time to time. Between Jack Shafer and Jim Romensko you get about all you need in terms of media criticism. Jim was, for many years at Poynter. Jack writes today "Exactly how publishing public-record data constitutes privacy invasion is a topic worthy of a Poynter Institute seminar." Ironically, I was part of a Poynter conference on Online Journalism Ethics. I am pretty sure my map would have flunked the ethics test in that room back in 2006. The question then might be if my map flunks then what about the Journal News map? Having been part of this discussion in the past, I can tell you that some of the opinion would be driven by the idea that journalists are like members of a holy order on a divine mission. Not everyone at Poynter would take the side of the Journal News but I suspect they would also be against my map.

I can tell you one other thing -- the melodrama that has ensued with the armed guards and the envelopes of talcum powder is the sort of thing that validates the self-image of journalists that what they do is important (and thus justifies the low wages they are paid).

UPDATE: 1/9 9:00 AM - I was away this weekend and so not entirely top of this story. I was in Miami for the BCS Championship Game to see my Irish get stomped by Alabama :-(. I am back in New York.

On my way to the airport, I received an email from WPIX 11's Erica Pitzi requesting an interview. Many of the questions were to the effect of whether I felt I was to blame for people who were making death threats to Journal News employees or whether I would take my map down after a New York Times article reported on threats against Journal News employees. (My answer? "No"). Having viewed what aired, the piece struck me as fairer than I expected.

WPIX ARTICLE/VIDEO: Death threats, reporters’ families targeted over controversial gun-owner map

“I don’t think my map is particularly fair to the Journal News employees, many of them have nothing to do with the story, but that’s in the same spirit of the Journal News map which is equally unfair,” Cox told PIX 11 News over the phone from Florida.

In The New York Times article, Journal News Publisher Janet Hasson seeks to shift the issue away from Newtown, away from their map of gun owners, away from the entire issue of gun control and convert the issue into a First Amendment issue.

"As journalists, we are prepared for criticism," Hasson told The Times. "But in the U.S., journalists should not be threatened."

Actually, in the U.S., no one should be threatened. In fact, there are laws against threatening people with bodily harm and the apply to everyone, not just journalists. As I told WPIX, an appropriate response is to boycott or picket or otherwise express disapproval. Physically threatening someone is never the right thing to do.

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UPDATE: The Journal News has removed their gun map. Before you ask. "No, we are not taking down our map".

Here is the official statement from Janet Hasson:

With the passage this week of the NYSAFE gun law, which allows permit holders to request their names and addresses be removed from the public record, we decided to remove the gun permit data from lohud.com at 5 pm today.

While the new law does not require us to remove the data, we believe that doing so complies with its spirit. For the past four weeks, there has been vigorous debate over our publication of the permit data, which has been viewed nearly 1.2 million times by readers. One of our core missions as a newspaper is to empower our readers with as much information as possible on the critical issues they face, and guns have certainly become a top issue since the massacre in nearby Newtown, Conn. Sharing as much public information as possible provides our readers with the ability to contribute to the discussion, in any way they wish, on how to make their communities safer.

We remain committed to our mission of providing the critical public service of championing free speech and open records.

Self-serving claptrap from a woman who thought she could pick a fight at a time and place of her choosing, declare the rules for the fight and call the fight when she had enough.

Sorry, Janet. It doesn't work that way. Our map of your employees stays.

UPDATE: Just taped a radio interview with Gary Baumgarten of 1010 WINS-NY. Let me know if you hear it air. Teaser: he asked me if this was a victory, my answer "yes!"

WINS 1010 has published a story with the audio clip here.

UPDATE 1/21: My Washington Examiner Op-Ed is now up: Why I will not be taking down my map of Journal News employees

UPDATE 1/23: I was on the Pat Campbell Show this morning, live on KFAQ 1170 Tulsa.

Listen here.

I also joined Pat, filling in, on the Schnitt Show this afternoon.

Listen here.

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NewRochelleUSED... on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 15:26

http://www.paladium.net/usa-farnewyorkstate0000PistolPermit2010Jun_01.php

Any chance of getting the home addresses of whatever scum is behind this?

Making Waves on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 19:48

New video destroys myth about large capacity magazines. February 27, 2013, By: Dave Workman
A newly-produced video, funded by ArmaLite and supervised by Boone County, Ind. Sheriff Ken Campbell, demolishes the myth surrounding so-called “high capacity magazines” that banning these devices will prevent the rare mass shooting events that currently fuel the gun prohibition movement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2Upjn5DR0o&feature=youtube_gdata_player
The video, obtained by the Citizens Committee for the Right to keep and Bear Arms in Bellevue, is now spreading across the Internet. In a series of shooting exercises involving an experienced male shooter and novice female, Sheriff Campbell demonstrates that shooters using smaller capacity magazines can fire just as fast, and in some cases even faster despite having to reload.
Sheriff Campbell told Examiner in an exclusive interview that the video demonstration was filmed in early February at the American Institute of Marksmanship near Cave City, Ky. Because of his background as an instructor and rangemaster at the famous Gunsite Academy, Sheriff Campbell was recruited to provide a no-spin, matter-of-fact explanation of what is in the video, which is now available on YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2Upjn5DR0o&feature=youtube_gdata_player
FULL STORY:
http://www.examiner.com/article/new-video-destroys-myth-about-large-capa...
My Thoughts: ASK YOUR LOCAL "police" TO PROVE OTHERWISE and REFUTE THIS EVIDENCE!

Making Waves on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 19:20

It's time for ALL OF US to send Barack Obama and every elitist gun-ban politician in Washington a clear message...
They don't rule us. They work for us!
Our rights don't come from them. Our Second Amendment freedom is GUARANTEED by the U.S. Constitution and NON-NEGOTIABLE!
If we want to save our freedom NOW then we have to spread this message to every corner of America! So please, watch this video.
Video:
https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/donate.asp?CampaignID=weareamerica
And after you do, be sure to email it to friends...post it on Facebook...link to it in blogs and forums. Wherever and whenever you can help spread the word, please do it today.
But we need to do more. MUCH MORE.
So in addition to sharing this video with friends, I hope you'll help take our campaign to the next level.
It's absolutely critical that We answer Barack Obama and his elitist allies, word-for-word, every time they try to belittle our freedoms and shame us into silence.
If you can help further than this, please do so by clicking here now.
https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/donate.asp?CampaignID=weareamerica
Help us with critical radio and television air time we need to take Obama head-on and save our freedom.
More than ever before, we all need to pull together...each and every one of us.
Thank you for your courage to stand with me and NRA. Together, WE WILL WIN.
Wayne

Wayne LaPierre
Executive Vice President
www.NRA.org

P.S. Barack Obama and the elite media are talking about Taking OUR RIGHTS away on a daily basis now. Anti-gun billionaires like Michael Bloomberg and George Soros are spending millions to blanket the airwaves with lies about law-abiding gun owners like you!
Video:
https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/donate.asp?CampaignID=weareamerica
MORE VIDEOS:
http://www.nrastandandfight.com/video/we-are-america?utm_source=donation...

Making Waves on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 00:37

1993 February 28 Waco 20 Years Ago
Posted on 2013 February 28
It was 20 years ago today, our government executed a search warrant near Waco, Texas. Fifty days later, after a continuing siege on the religious zealots, the ATF would murder seventy-six people, including children.
VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCfzLFIT5QM&feature=player_embedded
VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRgwf81XIVg&feature=player_embedded#!
VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh1bXqjELrQ&feature=player_embedded
Published on Nov 2, 2012
Waco: A New Revelation is the film that triggered a new Congressional investigation of the Waco tragedy, and caused the Justice Department and the FBI to reverse their long-held positions on Waco. It has generated a firestorm of events unprecedented in the history of documentary film making.
After six years of painstaking investigation, the complete story of the tragedy in Texas is finally coming to light. This compelling feature-length documentary presents new revelations about the events that led up to the deaths of 79 men, women and children at Mount Carmel on April 19, 1993.
In the spring of 1998, under the Freedom of Information Act, investigators from MGA Studio's film division became the first private citizens to gain access to the Waco investigation evidence lockers. What they found was shocking. Upon examination, the evidence gathered under the supervision of federal officials appeared to contradict the FBI's congressional testimony, raising serious and disturbing questions about events surrounding the siege at Mt. Carmel and the deaths of the Davidians.
Gene CullenSince 1993, former members of the FBI, former Special Forces and CIA operatives have come forward with new evidence to suggest that the FBI's claim is inaccurate.
Rick Van Vleet & Stephen M. Novak
STORY:
http://aftermathgunclub.com/?p=1907

Making Waves on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 01:09

MOST DAMMING Video 3, DELTA Forces Used against Civilians!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh1bXqjELrQ&feature=player_embedded
In the spring of 1998, under the Freedom of Information Act, investigators from MGA Studio's film division became the first private citizens to gain access to the Waco investigation evidence lockers. What they found was shocking. Upon examination, the evidence gathered under the supervision of federal officials appeared to contradict the FBI's congressional testimony, raising serious and disturbing questions about events surrounding the siege at Mt. Carmel and the deaths of the Davidians.
Gene Cullen Since 1993, former members of the FBI, former Special Forces and CIA operatives have come forward with new evidence to suggest that the FBI's claim is inaccurate.
Rick Van Vleet & Stephen M. Novak

Making Waves on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 22:24

NRA: 'The BATFE is a gang of jackbooted government thugs' ATF, February 4, 2013, By: Richard Dionne,
Recent years have seen several abuses by the agency. In Arlington, Va., an innocent grandfather was shot and killed by agents who raided the wrong home. http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/07/01/4072588/arlington-family-files-w... The murdered homeowner was unarmed and no weapons were discovered in the residence. In Cornelius, Ore., ATF agents seized a shop owner’s shipment of airsoft rifles, claiming the popular plastic toys could be converted to fully automatic firearms. http://www.koinlocal6.com/content/news/topstories/story/ATF-seizes-30-to...
Feb. 1, 2013,
Most recently, Congress began another investigation of the agency following reports of an expensive and horribly mismanaged Milwaukee sting operation in which the agency sold illegal weapons to criminals. At least two of these firearms are still unaccounted for. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/01/lawmakers-call-for-probe-into... "angry residents saying that ATF officials reintroduced crime into their neighborhood. The operation comes on the heels of the botched Operation Fast and Furious anti-gun trafficking program."
"The Journal Sentinel story reads more like an accounting of the Keystone Cops instead of a federal law enforcement agency," Grassley, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a statement"
"The owner of the property where ATF set up shop, asked the ATF to pay $15,000 in damages, The agency said no. An attorney for ATF threatened the owner to slap him with harassment charges if he continued to ask for reimbursement."
“If these reports are accurate, your ability to provide this leadership is in serious doubt" the letter from the congressional members to the acting head of the ATF said.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/01/lawmakers-call-for-probe-into...
Law abiding citizens, especially gun owners, have just cause for alarm when regarding this agency. The ATF has a history of heavy handed and unjust enforcement of law against innocent people. Agents appear to be poorly trained, improperly supervised, and often unlawfully aggressive in the execution of their duties. Unless they are reigned in, they will continue to earn the label of Jackbooted Government Thugs
FULL STORY:
http://www.examiner.com/article/nra-the-batfe-is-a-gang-of-jackbooted-go...

Making Waves on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 22:40

Zapata lawsuit charges government conspiracy and cover-up!
A comprehensive lawsuit charging government conspiracy and cover-up was filed Tuesday in the United States District Court Southern District of Texas Brownsville Division by the parents of murdered Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata and Special Agent Victor Avila, Jr., against the government!
“Collectively, the United States government along with Defendants [is] directly responsible for the decisions made with regards to gunrunning activities,” the complaint charges, citing individual officials including former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Acting Director Kenneth Melson, former Phoenix Field Division Special Agent in Charge William Newell, and former Phoenix Groups VII Supervisor David Voth, among others.
The complaint charges the United States government breached its duties “by failing to abide by policies regarding arms export regulations; safe travel; proper oversight of employees; issuing defective vehicles; gunwalking; failing to disclose known dangers involving gunwalking; and Defendant’s continued violations.
“Defendant’s violation of these statutes and federal firearm laws and regulations constitute negligence per se,” “Having knowledge of the dangers posed by the violation of the statutes, proceeded with the violation of public safety statutes and federal laws and regulations in conscious disregard for the lives and safety of their agents, including Agents Zapata and Avila.
“Defendant placed weapons in the hands of a dangerous criminal organization and failed to warn,. placing Agents Zapata and Avila in harm’s way. Defendant’s conduct contributed to, increased, and changed the risk which would have otherwise not existed,” the complaint alleges. “The conduct was so extreme as to exceed all bounds of that usually tolerated in a civilized community. Furthermore, the United States has conducted an ongoing cover-up to deprive Avila and the Zapata family of the answers they rightfully deserve.”
Included in the list of answers the plaintiffs are seeking is the key question that has so far evaded investigators in determining a definitive answer for: “Who authorized the gunwalking? Where is/are he/she/they now?
http://www.examiner.com/article/zapata-lawsuit-charges-government-conspi...

Bridget on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 02:06
Title: making waves

Can this site return to New Rochelle items of interest?....your posts are getting boring

Making Waves on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 05:13

Apparently there still very interesting to you!?

Bridget on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 22:51
Title: Bad grammar

Poor grammer in your response...these news items are really out of place here

Themis on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 00:01
Title: Bridget

But I've still got lots of goodies to post. Especially info about Gracia Martore and family. ;P wink wink

Been a little busy. Got another issue that has my attention over the last day or two. The mother of a homeschooled 7-year old who has been charged with "Terroristic Threats", jailed and she and her husband had 2 firearms confiscated by the police after reading the Constitution at a Tax Dispute Assmebly. After telling the lady to leave the assembly building, the Bully Appraiser that was hired by the New Jersey Tax Assessor office called police and claimed she threatened to come back with a gun.

Robert,

You might consider setting up another section for people to post about this. If you haven't heard about it you might want to look it up. It's making the rounds on the internet. For now I'll just post information about this little bully man-thug and the company he works for. The company's "Staff Page" is now almost completely unaccessible but.... TOO LATE! HAHAHAHA!!! I already gots the goods and disappeared like a ninja in da' night. ;)

Love ya' Bridget,
Themis

Bridget on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 02:28
Title: Themis

Extremis...This site is supposed to be for New Rochelle news of interest...your recent post doesn't fulfill that need...Have a good night

Making Waves on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 19:24

VIDEO FROM Capitol:
http://www.wbir.com/video/2195830868001/Thousands-Attend-Gun-Rally-in-Al...
100 Busses join mass rally against Cuomo’s ‘rotten bill’!
-10,000 Plus+ to show up in Albany to voice their opposition to the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. Busloads of Albany-bound WNYers take aim against gun law!
-Busloads join mass rally against Cuomo’s ‘rotten bill’
***20 buses Full, which hold up to about 56 people each, head to the Albany rally from Erie County alone.
*** 6 Busses+ from Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, (The group had initially planned to charter one bus.“then two, then 3 Then 4, we had another meeting, and went and said: Let’s go with five and put six on standby,” That sixth bus was full by Wednesday morning!)Davenport said.
***1 full bus at least from Second Amendment Coalition of WNY!
***5 or More from the Shooters Committee on Political Education, or SCOPE. Said the Buffalo-based group.
***Erie and Niagara counties are among 26 in the state that have passed resolutions calling for the repeal of the SAFE Act.

THIS Rally, is “SIMPLY THE BEGINNING!”
http://www.wbir.com/video/2195830868001/Thousands-Attend-Gun-Rally-in-Al...
“The SAFE Act has awoken the sleeping giant, is what it’s done,” King said. “I have never seen the people of New York as incensed as they are over this issue.”
STORY:
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Gun-advocates-protest-at-state-C...
Story:
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130227/CITYANDRE...

Making Waves on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 16:36

“Paul Harvey loved strong opinions! Shocking to some, Articulating his love of God and Jesus Christ, embracing the American miracle and touting our nation’s exceptionalism,
Perhaps his most notable soliloquy was “If I Were the Devil,” broadcast for the first time April 3, 1965.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaGVCO6CByQ
After citing a litany of problems that threaten the nation’s future, Harvey concluded that “if I were the devil, I’d just keep right on doing what he’s doing.”
See “If I Were the Devil”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaGVCO6CByQ

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/paul-harveys-legendary-voice-lives-on/#AtcXTR...

Making Waves on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 03:21

National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Project 21 member Stacy Swimp
Published on Feb 22, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ai3A6YEj9Ek#!
At the 2/22/13 "Black Leaders Speak Out on Gun Control" press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Project 21 member Stacy Swimp discusses the racist underpinnings of early gun controls laws that were enforced in the Reconstruction-era American south. Stacy notes "there was a correlation, a direct relation, between gun control and black people control."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ai3A6YEj9Ek#!
Stacy also discussed how modern gun control laws are helpful to criminals. Admitting he was not always considered an upstanding citizen, he said that criminals prefer homes they know are unprotected. He said: "If you think for one minute that gun control is gonna do anything about reducing crime, what you've done — you've just played into the hands of criminals."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ai3A6YEj9Ek#!

Making Waves on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 17:42

Obama backers using fake Twitter accounts in gun-control blitz
Read more:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/25/rep-stockman-obama-machine-us...

Making Waves on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 04:50

Judge Jeanine Calls Out Garry McCarthy Chicago Superintendent of Police in Opening Statement.
Judge Jeanine Pirro delivers a powerful message to Chicago's Superintendent of Police, Garry McCarthy, after he's gone on record stating that legal gun owners are corrupt and endanger public safety, as well as federal gun laws are 'racist'.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuXDYb8tcRg&feature=player_embedded#!

Making Waves on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 05:35

Sheriff Warns of Second American Revolution over Gun Control
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su1S29FO_5w&feature=player_embedded#!
Published on Feb 24, 2013
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. warns of a second American Revolution if cops have to enforce extreme gun control measures

Making Waves on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 21:12

Now Beretta is weighing whether the rifle line, and perhaps the company itself, should stay in a place increasingly hostile toward its products. Its iconic 9mm pistol — carried by every U.S. soldier and scores of police departments — would also be banned with its high capacity, 13-bullet magazine.
PARTIAL STATEMENT:
TESTIMONY of BERETTA U.S.A. CORP.
REGARDING SENATE BILL 281, "To Members of the Committee: My name is Jeff Reh and I am a member of the Board of Directors for Beretta U.S.A. Corp., I am also Corporate Secretary for Benelli U.S.A. and President of Stoeger Industries, Inc., both also located in Accokeek, with additional warehouse/ distribution in Pocomoke City, Maryland.
As part of the Beretta global group of companies, Each of these 3 companies imports and sells firearms and in the case of Beretta U.S.A., firearms manufactured at our factory in Accokeek."
"We are confronted with a state government that wants to ban our products at a time, by the way, when numerous other state governments are courting our investment. It is worth noting that these other states also do not try to blame a product for human misconduct." "Ironically, SB 281 does all this by seeking to ban rifles that are not typically involved in crime. In 2012, for example, out of 1,400 criminal assaults involving firearms in New York City, Police Commissioner Kelly said that only 3 involved semi-automatic rifles of the type that would be banned under SB 281. Nationally,
the homicide rate has dropped 50 percent in the last 20 years during a time when more people own all types of firearms and when semi-automatic rifles sales have particularly increased. When you compare firearm homicide rates to the total
number of firearms in circulation, the percentage is 3 one-thousandth of one percent. From a constitutional point of view, we see SB 281 as tantamount to a legislative effort to ban certain books."
"In conclusion, Beretta U.S.A., Benelli U.S.A., Stoeger Industries and our approximately 400 employees strongly recommend a NO vote on Senate Bill 281.
FULL BERETTA STATEMENT:
http://blog.berettausa.com/Portals/194963/docs/jeff-reh-testimony.pdf
“Why expand in a place where the people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?” said Jeffrey Reh, general counsel for Beretta.
Concern that the company will leave, and take its 300 jobs with it, is palpable among state lawmakers who worry it could be collateral damage from Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed gun-control bill.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/berettas-future-in-maryl...

Making Waves on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 19:28

Do Blacks and Jews miss Being controlled by Racism, and BEING SLAVES under Government Control?
Do Jews and Blacks want there Rights taken away Again, and be considered LESS THAN HUMAN!?
WATCH VIDEOS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egl8l03qfN0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDFTzSz3qNw
-DO they Miss the Glory of the past where being a Fifth Class Citizen was ACCEPTABLE?
-Do they Miss Having NO Voting RIGHTS, and want a Segregated Community as in "The good old Days"?
-Do Black people want "Whites Only" Government condoned SIGNS out again!?
PICTURES:
https://www.google.com/search?q=whites+only+signs&hl=en&client=firefox-a...
-Don't you remember lynchings when the Government looked the other way?!
PICTURES:
https://www.google.com/search?q=LYNCHINGS+BY+GOVERNMENT&hl=en&client=fir...
-Do Jewish people possibly Miss the "NO JEWS ALLOWED" Signs?
PICTURES:
https://www.google.com/search?q=No+Jews+signs&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls...
- Don't they remember Government condoned "NIGHT OF BROKEN GLASS"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristallnacht
PICTURES:
https://www.google.com/search?q=the+night+of+broken+glass&hl=en&client=f...
-Do these two Races miss being told what to do even though it is Demeaning and against human nature to the very foundations of humanity!
-Do they Miss The LYNCHINGS and JOYS of Being BEATEN and STARVED in Concentration Camps with NO RIGHTS!?
-Don't you Remember People Being BURNED out of their houses, so the Government could take the land!?
-Don't you Remember being Spat on Just because of the Color of your skin!?
-What about being forced to wear a "mark" on your clothes?!
-Do you wish again for it to be against the law to own property, and having your businesses and houses taken away because your RIGHTS were NOT BEING UPHELD AND ENFORCED?
-DON"T YOU REMEMBER the POLICE ABUSING their AUTHORITY, With the "LAW" looking the other-way as your RIGHTS WERE Denied and TAKEN FROM YOU, because of your Race!?
-Don't you remember CHICAGO, NEW YORK, AND LA POLICE ABUSING THEIR AUTHORITY!?!
***Why was this?., Because YOU COULD NOT and Did Not DEFEND YOURSELVES!
-Why did this happen,.. Because you could no longer FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS!
BECAUSE THOSE GOVERNMENTS Did NOT CARE ABOUT LAW ABIDING CITIZENS RIGHTS!
THEY WANT TO CONTROL WHAT YOU EAT (BLOOMBERG, NY)
THEY WANT TO CONTROL HOW YOU LIVE (CABRINI GREEN Projects, CHICAGO)
TO NOT be able to DEFEND YOURSELF, (KOREAN BUSINESSES, LA)
THEY WANT TO DENY YOUR RIGHT TO PROTEST PEACEFULLY
(LA, CHICAGO, New York,)

This is "NOT COMMON SENSE"! KNOW YOUR RIGHTS, LIBERTYS, and HISTORY!
-WE ARE ALL DOOMED to REPEAT THIS if you don't Stand UP FOR OUR RIGHTS!!!
WAKE UP! LOOK IT UP!
CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS and SAY NO to the HYPOCRISY!
STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR YOUR HERITAGE BEFORE YOUR RIGHTS ARE ALL TAKEN AWAY AGAIN!
YOU HAVE RIGHTS EXERCISE THEM!
TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES YOU WILL FIGHT in the COURTS, BY VOTES and in anyway posable IF OUR RIGHTS ARE TAKEN AWAY AGAIN!

These are not privileges,
They ARE OUR GOD GIVEN RIGHTS, BY NATURAL LAW, THE BILL OF RIGHTS, and THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES!!!
WE HAVE A RIGHT TO PROTECT OUR FAMILIES, HOMES, BUSINESSES and OUR PERSONS ANYWHERE we are IN THESE UNITED STATES, by any legal means!
When the Legal RIGHT to BEAR ARMS is TAKEN FROM LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, the only ones that will have the guns are the Criminals who don't follow laws, The Government, and Police!

"When the Government Fears the People, We have a REPUBLIC, When the People fear the Government we have Tyranny!"
"A GOVERNMENT that is Big Enough to Give you everything, Is Also a GOVERNMENT that is BIG Enough to TAKE EVERYTHING AWAY!"

"WHEN SECONDS COUNT, POLICE ARE MINUETS AWAY!"
"YOU ARE THE FIRST RESPONDER!"
-Do you Not use a fire extinguisher if a fire starts in your Kitchen to protect your family until a professional arrives?
-If a child is drowning, do we Not use a life guard until professionals arrive?
-When a car, crosses into your lane Head On, Do you NOT use Your brakes to minimize the Damage from the accident before professionals arrive?
-Do you NOT Require your kids to wear a seat belt to protect them should an accident happen?
-Do you leave your car unlocked when you go inside the mall?
-Do you not lock your doors at night to Prevent criminals from walking into your house?
-If you are being assaulted with no one around don't you want a better way to protect yourself than a whistle?
"WHEN SECONDS COUNT, POLICE ARE MINUETS AWAY!"
YOU ARE THE FIRST RESPONDER!

IF YOUR 2nd AMENDMENT RIGHTS are Taken Away, YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHT TO DEFEND YOURSELF! And
after This RIGHT is Taken from YOU,..
-Who will stand up for you as your house and Business are taken from YOU!?
-Who will Stand up for you as your being beaten and Robbed by Criminals that Don't Follow Laws!?

-If YOU do Not Stand Up for others RIGHTS, Who will stand UP for YOUR RIGHTS as they are being taken away!?

Why are so called BLACK Leaders Anti-GUN!?
Why are so called Jewish Leaders Anti-Gun!?
Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egl8l03qfN0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDFTzSz3qNw

Making Waves on Sat, 02/23/2013 - 06:12

Where a rally is being held in your area:
http://www.dayofresistance.com/rally/

http://www.infowars.com/national-day-of-resistance-rally-planned-for-sat...
On January 16, 2013, President Barack Obama issued 23 executive actions against your 2nd amendment Constitutional right to bear arms. He did this without the consent of Congress which in itself, violates the foundation of the Constitution and the co-equal branches of government.
http://www.infowars.com/national-day-of-resistance-rally-planned-for-sat...
In response to these unconstitutional actions by the President, on .223, February 23, 2013 the American people will stand together in defiance to protect the right that protects ALL of our rights, the 2nd Amendment! They will organize locally so that they may band together neighbor to neighbor and reassert their community's right to determine their own destiny!

Go to your local gathering/ get together and support our RIGHTS!!!
http://www.infowars.com/national-day-of-resistance-rally-planned-for-sat...

Making Waves on Sat, 02/23/2013 - 05:02

Videos below:
Obama Knew All Along about FAST and FURIOUS!
Friday, 22 June 2012, Written by William M Lolli
Boy, does this Administration think we are all stupid!?!
Fast and Furious all started here: Back in 2009, within the first 100 days of the new Obama Administration, Sect of State Hillary went to Mexico and made radical claims that America was to blame for the economy of trading drugs, money, and guns across our mutual borders.
Gun Rights advocates, including the NRA, said “You don’t know that!” since it had long since been proven that the vast numbers of serial-numbers taken off of weapons seized in the drug wars revealed that most weapon-systems originated from outside the US, mainly China, Russia, and the Middle-East.
To prevent wearing more egg than usual and to secure a foothold against the 2nd Amendment Lobby, the Admin had to prove that guns were coming from the US. So they modified the existing GWB program to allow guns to fall into the hands of the cartel with the intent of linking the weapons to crimes AFTER THE FACT. As a result, hundreds of people are now dead.
You connect the dots….
VIDEO #1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWckd5P3Fuw
Hillary Blamed YOU for 'Fast and Furious' 2009.
Uploaded on Jul 12, 2011
Hillary, in 2009, was spreading the lie that it was the American people that were responsible for illegal guns to Mexico when in fact it was the 'Fast and Furious program of the Obama Administration itself that was breaking the law.
VIDEO #2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEEL7CWsL00&feature=player_detailpage
BREAKING! Obama KNEW about Gun Walking into Mexico in March 2009! PROOF!
Published on Jun 22, 2012
Read STORY:
http://www.gunnewsdaily.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id...

Making Waves on Sat, 02/23/2013 - 04:01

Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln IS RATED: D+ by the NRA, indicating a PRO-GUN CONTROL VOTING RECORD!!

I predict that Your 'NEW WALMART' will STOP SELLING GUNS, AND AMMUNITION forever very SOON!!!
Once the government controls the big Walmart chain stores, and stops Gun and ammunition sales, how easy will it be to start cornering, and manipulating your local Mom and POP Gun Dealer!?!? VERY EASY!!

WHY DO I THINK THIS!?!!!?
:WALMART GOT CAUGHT BIG TIME!!!
:Walmart President and CEO Mike Duke was caught lying under oath to Congress, AND ALSO paying out BIG MONEY To now Many OTHER Countries!!
WALMART CEO also has a federal offense charge for giving cash bribes to the country of MEXICO!
You don't think that Obama and Biden don't have him by the balls and are starting to tighten up on his NUTS!!!
They are slowing cutting off the flow of blood to his balls to the point they are withering up like raisins, and he will soon be fully castrated!!!

WALMART CEO WILL DO ANYTHING TO STAY OUT OF PRISON, INCLUDING SCREWING EVERY LAW ABIDING CITIZEN IN THIS COUNTRY!!!!

EVIDENCE AGAINST WALMART and Executives IS MUCH:
http://www.thenation.com/blog/172127/congressmen-e-mails-reveal-walmart-...
http://investorplace.com/2013/01/walmart-ceo-in-hot-water-again-over-mex...
HERE IS WALMARTS OWN STATEMENTS ON SUBJECT:
http://walmarthelp.com/tag/mexican-bribery-scandal/
Walmart President and CEO Mike Duke
***Congressmen: E-mails Reveal Walmart CEO Was Repeatedly Informed of Bribery Scandal in 2005
Josh Eidelson on January 10, 2013
According to the Times, Walmart’s current internal investigation has also turned up “indications of bribery in China, Brazil and India.”
***“It would be a serious matter,” wrote Democratic Congressman Cummings and Waxman, “if the CEO of one of our nation’s largest companies failed to address allegations of a bribery scheme."
***Buchanan said that Walmart has “provided extensive documentation” to the DOJ and the SEC, “including the documents released today, as part of our ongoing cooperation with the appropriate law enforcement agencies on this matter.”
***"These new documents reveal that top executives knew about the bribery allegations as early as October 2005. If Wal-Mart officials now admit this, they need to explain why they took no action to address these allegations for years afterwards."

Sen. Blanche Lincoln IS RATED: D+ by the NRA, indicating a PRO-gun control voting record. (Aug 2010) http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/Blanche_Lambert_Lincoln.htm
Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) has been hired by WALMART:
Blanche Lincoln, Former Arkansas Senator, Hire
WALMART: Report
Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) Record:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/blanche-lincoln-walmart_n_27269...
She has been hired by Walmart as an outside consultant, according to Politico Influence. The senator, who is billed as a "special policy advisor" with Alston & Bird, is now free to lobby the Senate, having left the upper chamber two years ago.
Walmart's move comes as the Arkansas-based corporation, THE NATIONS LARGEST GUN RETAILER, met with White House officials last month. The Washington Post reported that THE WHITE HOUSE IS SEEKING SUPPORT FROM WALMART!,.. and other retailers for potential gun legislation.
Lincoln received some $96,600 from Walmart employees, their family members and the company's PAC during her political career, according to Influence Explorer. As a senator, she opposed the Employee Free Choice Act, which would have made it easier for workers to form unions; Walmart hired one of her former staffers to lobby against the bill.
Lincoln lost reelection by a landslide to Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) in 2010, after narrowly defeating former Arkansas Lt. Gov Bill Halter (D) in the primary. Halter ran at her from the left.

CALL, WRITE, EMAIL, and CONTACT YOUR STATE LOCAL, AND FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES NOW!!!
***BOYCOTT WALMART NOW,.. GO TO TARGET! GO TO ANY PLACE ELSE BUT stop buying anything at WALMART and let them know why!!! WAKE UP PEOPLE BEFORE ALL YOUR RIGHTS ARE TAKEN FROM YOU!!!

Making Waves on Sat, 02/23/2013 - 01:56

56 million People since 1900 around the world have had their Guns taken from them "For the good of their society",..
56 million People trusted their Governments when they said 'you don't need to Own a Gun We will protect you from criminals'
"This is for the good of the children" and the people of our country. "Trust us, it is for the best"!
They trusted and gave their Government their Guns and the way to protect themselves against tyranny and for self defense use,..
In Many countries around the World since 1900, a few years after each "gave" their Guns away,..56 million People have been murdered, Killed, or disappeared while "Being taken care of" by their "loving and Caring" Governments! The Blood literally, Soaked the Ground!

Example: Quote:
"IDEAS ARE FAR MORE POWERFUL THAN GUNS! WE DON"T LET OUR PEOPLE HAVE GUNS,.. WHY SHOULD WE LET THEM HAVE IDEAS!?" _-Joseph Stalin
In 1929 the Soviet Union established gun control,.. From 1929- 1953,.. 20 Million dissidents unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated!

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR GUN GIFT TO YOUR GOVERNMENT!
Every-time you give them a Gun without a fight they will say THANK YOU!
Remember: When they come to visit you again sometime after that, to, Make sure you lean your head as far forward as you can, when you kneel and bow down before them, and expose as much of your neck as you can to make it easier for the death squad to take off your head.
They might even say a last 'thank you'. Don't forget to say THANK YOU in return! It will be the last thing you say before they finally silence your Voice!
Always Be polite and do what your told!

Making Waves on Sat, 02/23/2013 - 01:11

Gun Control Works! Larry Pratt and the Experts Agree!
VISIT "GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA" Here! http://gunowners.org/
Larry Pratt - Executive Director. Help preserve America's 2nd Amendment rights and freedoms!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-3LLG0hJ6E&feature=endscreen

- "IF YOU TRUST GOD - WHY OWN A GUN?"
Do YOU trust God? Let me ask you...
1. Do YOU wear a seat-belt?
2. Do YOU lock your doors at night?
3. Do YOU remove your keys from your car at the Mall?
4. Do YOU take walks in a crack dealing neighborhood?
5. Do YOU brush your teeth?
6. Do YOU go to the doctor when sick?
WHY do you do these things? Don't YOU trust God? See the ridiculousness of your question?
- OK - so tonight when a burglar is standing over your bed with a hatchet - please don't shoot him...you would be acting very "worldly." See how silly you sound when you pontificate without thinking about the real world? Just saying.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-3LLG0hJ6E&feature=endscreen

Making Waves on Sat, 02/23/2013 - 00:57

Armed Citizen Militia Shows Up At Occupy Phoenix Alex Jones' Infowars There's a war on for your mind!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vplwUROCAFY&feature=endscreen

Making Waves on Sat, 02/23/2013 - 00:35

Anonymous -- Response To Obama's 2013 Gun Control Policy Published on Jan 11, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqiS3f4gxCQ&feature=endscreen
Please share this video with your family, friends, and co-workers. Most of all, share with people who are anti-gun.
Please explain to them that losing the 2nd Amendment is not just about guns, but that it will open the door to the future restrictions of the Rights of ALL Americans.
Tell them to imagine what it would be like to lose the Right to Free Speech, or the Freedom of Religion. Explain to them that history has proven many many times that once a government starts restricting the Rights of their people, it quickly becomes easier to do so, and impossible to stop once it has started. Show them unbiased research.

Also explain to them that by restricting Law Abiding citizens from owning firearms, their safety will be placed further into jeopardy by even bolder criminal acts. Let them know that even though they themselves may not choose to own or carry a firearm, by the fact that other law abiding people do choose to arm themselves, it does actually make them safer. Criminals who commit their crimes now, do so with the full knowledge that there is a strong possibility they will run into a gun owner. And criminals choose their victims based on this knowledge. They try to choose victims who are unlikely be armed. But once criminals know the public is disarmed, they will be able to commit even more violent crimes with NO FEAR that a victim might have the ability to fight back.
Mirrored Under Fair Use. Please feel free to download and upload this video to your channel. Copy and Paste description text with video if you wish.
I do not own the copyrights to this or the contents of this video. Author has given fair use permission to copy and share, and is so stated in the video.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqiS3f4gxCQ&feature=endscreen

Making Waves on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 22:55

The experts that have experienced and implemented GUN CONTROL ALL AGREE! IT WORKS!!!
Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCt_IijlP_g
VERY IMPRESSIVE, AND PROVES IT WORKS VERY WELL!

Making Waves on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 21:55

7TH CIRCUIT LETS POSNER RULING STAND; HUGE WIN FOR CCW, SAYS SAF. Immediate Release: 2/22/2013

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today won,.. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a December ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that forces Illinois to adopt a concealed carry law, thus affirming that the right to bear arms exists outside the home.
The ruling came in Moore v. Madigan case filed by SAF. The December opinion that now stands was written by Judge Richard Posner, who gave the Illinois legislature 180 days to “craft a new gun law that will impose reasonable limitations, consistent with the public safety and the Second Amendment…on the carrying of guns in public.” That clock is ticking, noted SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb.
“Illinois lawmakers need to create some kind of licensing system or face the prospect of not having any regulations at all when Judge Posner’s deadline arrives,” Gottlieb said. “They need to act. They can no longer run and hide from this mandate.”

“We were delighted with Judge Posner’s ruling in December,” he continued, “and today’s decision by the entire circuit to allow his ruling to stand is a major victory, and not just for gun owners in Illinois. Judge Posner’s ruling affirmed that the right to keep and bear arms, itself, extends beyond the boundary of one’s front door.”
In December, Judge Posner wrote, “The right to ‘bear’ as distinct from the right to ‘keep’ arms is unlikely to refer to the home. To speak of ‘bearing’ arms within one’s home would at all times have been an awkward usage. A right to bear arms thus implies a right to carry a loaded gun outside the home.”

Judge Posner subsequently added, “To confine the right to be armed to the home is to divorce the Second Amendment from the right of self-defense described in Heller and McDonald.”
“It is now up to the legislature,” Gottlieb said, “to craft a statute that recognizes the right of ordinary citizens to carry outside the home, without a sea of red tape or a requirement to prove any kind of need beyond the cause of personal protection.”
The ruling also affects a similar case known as Shepard v. Madigan.

The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control. In addition to the landmark McDonald v. Chicago Supreme Court Case, SAF has previously funded successful firearms-related suits against the cities of Los Angeles; New Haven, CT; New Orleans; Chicago and San Francisco on behalf of American gun owners, a lawsuit against the cities suing gun makers and numerous amicus briefs holding the Second Amendment as an individual right.
http://saf.org/viewpr-new.asp?id=423

Making Waves on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 21:31

"I WAS LEGISLATED INTO BEING A RAPE VICTIM!"

Colorado Democrat Rep. Joe Salazar is in trouble over rape comments!, and Amanda Collins' powerful response!,..:
***AMANDA COLLINS Quote:
"I can tell You, That a Call box above my head, While I was Straddled on the Parking Lot Floor Being Brutally RAPED, wouldn't have helped me One Bit!" "I was in a 'SAFE' Zone, and My ATTACKER DID NOT CARE!"
She apparently, did not feel very 'SAFE' in the 'SAFE' Zone as she was being RAPED!
WATCH and LISTEN TO HER 15 minuet INTERVIEW!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t5BTl6m7Kk&feature=player_embedded
QUOTE: From Amanda Collins (Victim).
"I was a CCW Permit holder at the time, but I followed the law and did not have my weapon on my person at the time due to the campus being a gun free SAFE zone! (Campus Police office was 150 feet away from where the Attack and Rape occurred! Marked Police cars in the lot!)
If she had at that moment defended herself with her CCW Gun that she did not have with her, and used her gun, she would have been arrested, had her CCW permit taken away from her for life, and lost her schooling she paid for by being banned from the campus because she had a gun!)
***Her attacker went on to Fame From her attack,.. to then Rape Two more Victims, and then Killed the third Victim all on campus! (Rapist is Currently on death row)
Don't 'YOU FEEL SAFE' Now!?
VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH Amanda Collins (Rape Victim).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t5BTl6m7Kk&feature=player_embedded
***Amanda Collins, a woman who was raped at the University of Nevada - She responds to comments made about campus rape by Colorado State Rep. Joe Salazar -

***Colorado Democrat Representative. Joe Salazar Comments to Victims of Sexual assault and RAPE To WOMEN: VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCvng-jSp60&feature=player_embedded
“It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at,(The RAPIST). And you don’t know if you 'FEEL LIKE' you’re gonna be RAPED, or if you 'FEEL LIKE' someone’s been Following you around or if you 'FEEL LIKE' you’re In Trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop around at somebody.”(The Rapist)
(God, (Joe Salazar) Forbid we stop an Sexual attacker by defending ourselves with a gun!?)
Salazar Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCvng-jSp60&feature=player_embedded

For more information on Amanda's story, go to:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/04/08/opponents-gun-free-zones-universiti...
February 20, 2013 -

Making Waves on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 19:40

What is the police loophole?

There are some states, counties, cities, and municipalities in our great nation that fail to allow their citizens to fully exercise their right to keep and bear arms with restrictions such as magazine capacity or types of firearms that are widely available to citizens of other states, counties, cities, and municipalities. However, these government entities do not place these restrictions upon their own employees, such as police officers.
What is this list?

This is a list of companies that have taken the step to publicly announce that they will not sell items to states, counties, cities, and municipalities that restrict their citizens rights to own them; therefore closing the "police loophole" themselves.

Don't see one that belongs on here or want your company on the list? Send me an email at admin@thepoliceloophole.com or tweet us @policeloophole with #thepoliceloophole. Please also include a link to the written policy either on Facebook or your website.

Making Waves on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 20:00

What is the police loophole?
There are some states, counties, cities, and municipalities in our great nation that fail to allow their citizens to fully exercise their right to keep and bear arms with restrictions such as magazine capacity or types of firearms that are widely available to citizens of other states, counties, cities, and municipalities. However, these government entities do not place these restrictions upon their own employees, such as police officers.
*** THE FOLLOWING: is a list of companies that have taken the step to publicly announce that they will not sell items to states, counties, cities, and municipalities that restrict their citizens rights to own them; therefore closing the "police loophole" themselves.
Don't see one that belongs on here or want your company on the list? Send me an email at admin@thepoliceloophole.com or tweet us @policeloophole with #thepoliceloophole. Please also include a link to the written policy either on Facebook or your website.
http://www.thepoliceloophole.com/

NICE LIST:
Company
Extreme Firepower Inc, LLC
Cheaper Than Dirt
MidwayUSA
Predator Intelligence
LaRue Tactical
Olympic Arms
Templar Custom
York Arms
Bullwater Enterprises LLC
dba A & T Firearms
West Fork Armory
Smith Enterprise, Inc
Alex Arms
Spike's Tactical
Quality Arms Idaho
Liberty Suppressors
Doublestar Corp
American Spirit Arms
Tactical Solutions
Head Down Products, LLC
Exile Machine
J&G Sales, Ltd
Bravo Company USA
ACE LTD.
Barrett

***NAUGHTY LIST:
http://www.thepoliceloophole.com/
Company:
***Armalite
Will not sell to agencies, but will sell to individuals of agencies.
***GT Distributors
Currently ONLY selling to LEO
http://www.thepoliceloophole.com/

Making Waves on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 10:29

THIS IS THE NEW GOVERNMENT YOU VOTED INTO OFFICE!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3oPloe08a3Q#!
"Your not allowed to video tape your 3 year old while we pat her down"
She was Confined to a wheel chair due to disabilities being patted down for no reason, no probable cause, and they had already been cleared through screening but,..
"due to the fact she is disabled she will need to go through screening again"
WRONG, SIGNALLING OUT HANDICAPPED PEOPLE, and ILLEGAL, and a clear violation of over the top privacy violation!!!
But the Government said they,.. "were sorry" so according to the way the Government has repeatedly violated people, they can do this to you and your children whenever they want,.. and its OK for them to do, whatever the hell they want to!,.. as long as they report to the media that they said, "they were sorry"!?!? LOL
They will now apparently "retrain" there people and "review" their procedures" WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP!! How many times are they going to supposedly "RETRAIN" their people.
I have read 5 stories in the last 5 months of the same violations, and the same response,.. THEY DON"T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU!! WAKE UP AND COMPLAIN!!
OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION TO GOVERNMENT INTRUSION!!

HOW MANY YEARS OF THERAPY will be needed, TO COUNTER THE FEAR IN THE CHILD THE GOVERNMENT CREATED FOR NO REASON?
Do you think the government will pay for this? Of course not, Why, Because YOU THE PUBLIC ALLOW IT!!

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES, STATE, LOCAL, AND FEDERAL!!! THEY CLEARLY HAVE SHOWN THEY DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU or any of US in the U.S.!

THIS GOVERNMENT IS OUT OF CONTROL!!! This is just one example of Tyranny on Video,..
IS THE POPULATION GETTING SO STUPID THEY DON"T SEE THE PRIVACY violations demonstrated and SEEN EVERYDAY BY THE GOVERNMENT!?!?! EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS BEFORE THEY ARE TAKEN AWAY FROM LACK OF USE!!! WAKE UP!!!
VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3oPloe08a3Q#!
STORY:
http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/tsa-detains-3-year-old-...

ladyjustice on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 05:19

Drudge Report along with other media outlets including WPIX-TV have reported that 750 million rounds of ammo was purchased by the Department of Homeland Security for domestic use.

http://www.naturalnews.com/036847_ammo_purchases_government_stockpiling_...

www.wnd.com/2013/02/why-is-government-stockpiling-guns-ammo

Making Waves on Sun, 02/17/2013 - 21:31

No matter what your opinion, you need to see this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZo4hbGJjVI&NR=1&feature=endscreen

Gun Ownership on the rise among women.
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/50835309#50835309

Women defying gun ownership stereotype
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/50835309#50834292

Local News clips show people defending themselves with guns. The mainstream media never shows you people using the second Amendment the way it was intended.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP9po0T0vQIA

standard Magazine Ban Will Kill You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3cJAV8ce-j0

STANDARD CAPACITY MAGAZINE BAN for WHAT?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeQiVBvy0m0

Magazines for Obama and Friends, Limited For Us
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbViXxAdORU

The Magazine Myth: Anti-Gun Crowd Deliberately Misleads the Public
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJZkepG-YaM&feature=endscreen&NR=1

Making Waves on Sun, 02/17/2013 - 12:07

When New Gun laws are in place, All NY Pistol Safes Will Be Like this one.
NY "gun safety experts": A pistol safe like the one in the video would keep us safer. Frankly, I think it only makes things safer for the criminal element.
http://onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com/2013/02/if-gun-banners-had-their-wa...

Making Waves on Sun, 02/17/2013 - 11:12

484 County Sheriffs Will Defend the Constitution
http://constitutionclub.ning.com/forum/topics/county-sheriff-s-honor-roll

The following 61 Florida County Sheriffs joined the previous six Florida County Sheriffs to announce that they will not enforce laws that violate the Constitution or infringe on the rights of the people to own firearms. Four County Sheriff from Georgia have also taken a stand to defend the second amendment
http://cspoa.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Second-Amendment-Proclamatio...

Making Waves on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 01:04

***CONTACT THESE GUN MANUFACTURING COMPANIES BELOW AND ASK THEM ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS:

If you as a Gun Manufacturer are selling products to Law Enforcement Agencies in New York, California and other Areas BUT NOT TO LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, that are 80% plus of there business..:
1)- How will These Government restrictions help your business Grow in Locations restricted your sales to 30% of what it was in 2012 to Law Abiding Civilians? (Don't forget about all the accessories and ammunition that wont be sold in the future!)2) How fast will your Business have to start Laying off People due to 70% Drop of your sales, gone overnight to Law Abiding Civilians, if Laws like these are passed Nation wide!?

Ask these Gun Manufacturers this Question:
1)- There are currently 800,000 Law enforcement people employed and Using Firearms in the United States,..
In 2012 there were 20 million Background Checks and Sales to buy Guns, by Law Abiding Private Citizens.
If the government Takes away your sales to Private Citizens when Laws are passed, how are you going to explain to your employees when the doors are closing that you said nothing to stand up and Boycott Government action to prevent this?
(projected lost sales of citizens gun purchases are around 70% of those before the Government Restricts sales when laws are changed to restrict all Gun related Products!)
So,..
Lets say in 2013 the Government Restricts your Civilian Sales of your total product line to only 30% of what your sales to these 20 million Law Abiding people was in 2012,.. But as a benefit, the Government lets you continue your regular sales to ONLY the 800,000 Law Enforcement Personnel. (for Police work only, Not Private Purchases) As an Added Bonus these future sales have to be approved by the government first!,..

**How do you project that this might effect your future Business, Profits, Bottom Line and employees? (Do you still have that key to lock the doors forever!?, you might need it!)
***How many gun companies are you going to compete against to get the remaining sales!?
(I hope you have really skilled sales people that are willing to travel! How much are flights hotel and car rental these days?)
***Maybe if you just drop your prices down,..Oh, that won't work because costs are jumping 10% between this year and next! (Kiss your benefits for your employees goodbye,.. OH you can't because King Obama says you are now forced too keep them! LOL,)

(These sales $Dollars$ figures do Not include all the accessories or ammunition that was used by these new Gun Owners.,..Don't forget,
If the Government Passes these New Restrictive Laws for Civilians It will Be permanent, and then the Current Guns on the Market that can be sold under the new laws will be maybe 30% of what it is right now!
*Guns wont need repairs if they are not being used or sold
*Civilians wont need ammunition as much as they used to,
*Civilian Gun Parts won't wear out, for lack of use
*Leather wont deteriorate on belts and gun straps because nobody needs them for guns they don't have.
*fancy extras would be against the law,
*wont need any more extra cleaning supplies,
*wont need new shooting clothes they wont get worn out
*Eye, hearing, hat, and clothing protection sales will plummet because people wont be shooting as much.
How is that going to work out for your Company!?

***163,000,000 Million Background/ Sales of Guns to Civilians since Nov. 1998
***19.6 Million in all of 2012
***2.5 Million in January 2013
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics/reports/20130205_1998_2013_monthly...

***STRUM, RUGER & CO., INC.
Customer Service Dept.- Newport, NH
411 Sunapee Street, Newport, NH 03773
Telephone: 603-865-2442 / Fax: 603-863-6165
(Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm EST)
Customer Service Dept.- Prescott, AZ.
200 Ruger Road, Prescott, AZ 86301
Telephone: 928-541-8892 / Fax: 928-541-8835
(Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm MST)
http://www.ruger.com/micros/advocacy/
***SMITH & WESSON
Email: qa@smith-wesson.com
By Telephone: 1-800-331-0852
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-8:00PM Eastern Time
By Fax: 1-413-747-3317
By Mail: Smith & Wesson, 2100 Roosevelt Avenue
Springfield, MA 01104
***REMINGTON, Corporate Headquarters
Email: info@remington.com
Remington Arms Company, LLC
870 Remington Drive, P.O. Box 700
Madison, NC 27025-0700, TEL: 1-800-243-9700
Fax: 1-336-548-7801
Public Relations & Press Office
TEL: 1-800-537-2278 (Press Only)
Fax: 1-336-548-7750
***SIG SAUER INC., U.S. Headquarters
18 Industrial Drive, Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: 603-772-2302, Fax: 603-772-9082
http://www.sigsauer.com
***GLOCK, Inc.
6000 Highlands Parkway, Smyrna, GA 30082
Tel.: 770 - 432 1202
Fax: 770 - 433 8719
***COLT CORPORATE OFFICE
Colt Defense LLC, Law Enforcement Department:
P.O. Box 118, Hartford, CT, 06141
Tel: (800) 241-2485, (860) 232-4489
Fax: (860) 244-1442
Colt Defense LLC
547 New Park Ave., West Hartford, CT, 06110
Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC
P.O. Box 1868, Hartford, CT 06144
Tel: 800-962-COLT (2658) * Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm EST
Fax: (860) 244-1379
http://www.colt.com/ColtLawEnforcement/Contact.aspx
http://www.coltsmfg.com/Contact.aspx
Colt Law Enforcement > Agencies that Carry
Agencies that Carry Colt Firearms
LOOK Up Agencies COLT Sells To In Your Area on there interactive Google map HERE:
http://www.colt.com/ColtLawEnforcement/AgenciesthatCarry.aspx
Example,..Here are ones In New York City area:
*Allegheny County P.D. Belmont, NY
*Arcade P.D., Arcade, NY
*Bath P.D., Bath, NY
*Dept of Homeland Security, New York, NY
*New York P.D., New York, NY
*U.S.Marshals Service, New York, NY
*U.S.Marshal Service, EDNY, Brooklyn, NY
*New York P.D., Brooklyn, NY
*NYC F. B.Field, Brooklyn, NY
*NYPD, Brooklyn, NY

Making Waves on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 00:33

Five companies, thus far, have communicated their intention not to sell to any police or government agencies in New York State.
LaRue Tactical, Olympic Arms, Extreme Firepower Inc, LLC, Templar Custom, and York Arms!
Guns Save Life is joining with Grass Roots North Carolina in calling for all American gun owners to pressure Sig Sauer, Smith and Wesson and Glock to shut off sales to government agencies in New York State.
If you know executives in any of these companies, email them directly. If not, we’ve got some email addresses below for you.
Keep it short and sweet. Long missives will not be read, so save your time for constructive endeavors.
Here’s a suggested message: We don’t live in a police state: If it can’t be sold to citizens, it won’t be sold to State and local government.
publicsafetysales@sigsauer.com, dgrier@smith-wesson.com, LE.info@glock.us
LaRue Tactical Takes a Stand for Second Amendment Rights!
"Effective today, in an effort to see that no legal mistakes are made by LaRue Tactical and/or its employees, we will apply all current State and Local Laws (as applied to civilians) to state and local law enforcement / government agencies. In other words, LaRue Tactical will limit all sales to what law-abiding citizens residing in their districts can purchase or possess."
(http://www.facebook.com/LaRueAccuracy#!/LaRueAccuracy/posts/529849683721877)
http://www.grnc.org/grnc-alerts-archive/419-grnc-alert-2-9-2013-larue-tactical-takes-a-stand-for-second-amendment-rights•
The NYPD allows officers to select one of three firearms for duty carry: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Police_Department#Firearms):
• SIG P226 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIG_P226)
• Smith & Wesson 5946 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_5906)
• Glock 19 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glock_19#9.C3.9719mm_Parabellum).
All of these pistols are equipped with a greater than 7-round magazine, making them illegal for sale to law-abiding New York residents.

Send the following letter to SIG, Smith & Wesson, and Glock and ask them to follow LaRue Tactical’s lead. Tell them to adopt the same rule: If it can’t be sold to citizens, it won’t be sold to State and local government.
Contact
Cut and paste email list: publicsafetysales@sigsauer.com, dgrier@smith-wesson.com, LE.info@glock.us
DELIVER THIS MESSAGE: IF IT'S ILLEGAL FOR LAW ABIDING CITIZENS TO OWN IN A JURISDICTION, DON"T SELL IT TO THE POLICE IN THAT JURISDICTION!

Dear Law Enforcement Sales Manager,
Recently New York rushed an ill-advised and unconstitutional law infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Other states are poised to write similar laws. I urge you to follow the lead of LaRue Tactical which has adopted this policy: If it can’t be sold to law-abiding citizens, it won’t be sold to state and local police agencies either!

There are 800,000 sworn police officers in the entire United States. The FBI reports a total of 2,495,440 NICS checks, and thus firearms sales, in January alone. Police sales are not your major business. It’s time for firearm manufacturers to send a clear message that you will not participate in the slow erosion of our Second Amendment rights.
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics/reports/20130205_1998_2013_monthly...
Signed,
A Concerned Gun Owner

GUN MANUFACTURERS THAT HAVE ALSO JOINED:
***Templar Custom new, New York State Sales Policy
http://www.ammoland.com/2013/02/templar-custom-announces-new-york-state-...
***Olympic Arms, Halts Sales to New York Law Enforcement,
VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh-zOtr4-S8&feature=player_embedded
http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/02/foghorn/olympic-arms-stops-all-...
http://www.guns.com/2013/02/14/olympic-arms-halts-sales-to-new-york-law-...
***Extreme Firepower Inc, LLC, If a product that we manufacture is not legal for a private citizen to own in a jurisdiction, we will not sell that product to a law-enforcement agency in that jurisdiction. California is specifically mentioned on the policy page and is prohibited from purchasing the firm’s reputable equipment include New York State, City of Chicago and Washington, D.C. — jurisdictions with among the most draconian infringements on the rights of law-abiding citizens.
http://www.extremefirepower.com/policies.html
***LaRue Tactical Leading on Policy to Limit State, Local Law Enforcement Sales to Civilian Standards, restricts law enforcement sales in response to gun control laws. http://www.firearmspolicy.org/2013/02/mark-larue-larue-tactical-leading-...
http://www.guns.com/2013/02/09/larue-tactical-to-restrict-law-enforcemen...
***York Arms, ATTN: LE/Govt customers in New York:
YOUR ORDERS HAVE BEEN CANCELED!
http://www.yorkarms.com/ny.html

Making Waves on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 06:22

Ask Obama's Experts
Published on Feb 12, 2013 Obama's confiscation & Mandatory Gun Buyback!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHmxY7zE5uc&feature=player_embedded
Even Obama's experts say his gun control policies won't work. According to an internal Department of Justice memorandum, a gun ban, like the one being debated right now in Congress, will not work without a mandatory gun buyback, and "universal" background checks will not work without requiring gun registration. Call Congress at 202-224-3121 and tell them to reject President Obama's gun control agenda -- and to get serious about prosecuting criminals and fixing our broken mental health system.
VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHmxY7zE5uc&feature=player_embedded

Making Waves on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 05:50

Warning To American Gun Owners From Canadian News Anchor
chris wigtion, Published on Feb 11, 2013
Warning To American Gun Owners From Canadian News Anchor
Brian Lilley gives an important warning to his American friends: registration of firearms will lead to the confiscation of firearms.
VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LIrBUrFV2Ac#!

Making Waves on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 05:10

Illinois Sheriff's Association doesn't support gun ban
QUINCY, ILL. -- The Illinois Sheriff's Association says it does not support Governor Pat Quinn's proposed ban on assault weapons.
Closer to Quincy, Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty knows that many residents in his county don't want any sort of increased limitations on any sort of firearms.
Petty and Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer are members of the Illinois sheriff's association. That organization is now saying it will not back the governor's proposed assault weapon ban.
"But it covers all areas. From mental illness to our role in enforcing the current gun laws, to prosecutor's role in prosecuting to the fullest extent of our current gun laws. Trying to deter those crimes that are occurring," Petty said.
Sheriff Fischer agrees with the association's take on the contentious issue. He said that law-abiding citizens will follow the laws that are currently on the books.
"Too many times, we find people that are in possession of firearms and they don't have a FOID card or they don't have anything that says they should own a firearm. So, I think that's, what our concern is. It would be different if we thought it had a real effect. But I don't think it does," Fischer said.
The gun-control and a possible repeal of concealed weapons restrictions are on the legislative calendar in Springfield in the spring. Fischer and Petty both hope the issue is defeated before it has a chance to gain momentum.
http://www.connecttristates.com/news/story.aspx?id=859729#.URxoUmfeCSo

Making Waves on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 19:18

***5-year-old suspended from playtime for making toy gun out of Legos (Photos)
http://www.examiner.com/article/5-year-old-suspended-from-playtime-for-m...

***Kindergartner suspended for threatening to 'shoot' a classmate with bubbles
http://www.examiner.com/article/kindergartner-suspended-for-threatening-...

***TSA takes toy away from mentally challenged man w mental capacity of a two year old.
http://www.examiner.com/article/tsa-takes-toy-away-from-mentally-challen...

***Student suspended for having picture of gun on his laptop (Photos)
http://www.examiner.com/article/student-suspended-for-having-picture-of-...

***SF HS student suspended over private Newtown poem
http://www.examiner.com/article/sf-hs-student-suspended-over-private-new...

***School claims 7-year-old is racist for asking classmate about skin color
http://www.examiner.com/article/sf-hs-student-suspended-over-private-new...

***6-year-old Maryland student suspended for pointing finger like gun
http://www.examiner.com/article/6-year-old-maryland-student-suspended-fo...

***Another Maryland 6-year-old suspended for pointing finger like gun
http://www.examiner.com/article/another-maryland-6-year-old-suspended-fo...

***Father arrested, strip-searched after 4-year-old draws ‘man with gun’
http://www.examiner.com/article/father-arrested-strip-searched-after-4-y...

***School disciplines 10-year-old for gun-shaped pizza slice (Video)
http://www.examiner.com/article/school-disciplines-10-year-old-for-gun-s...

***School refuses to allow preschooler to eat ‘non-nutritious’ lunch from home,..A turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, a container of apple juice, and potato chips.
http://www.examiner.com/article/school-refuses-to-allow-preschooler-to-e...

***School accuses 6-year-old of sexual assault during schoolyard game of tag,.. Things changed very quickly when the families lawyer showed up!
http://www.examiner.com/article/school-accuses-6-year-old-of-sexual-assa...

***11-year-old saves baby bird’s life, gets fined $535 (UPDATE)
http://www.examiner.com/article/11-year-old-saves-baby-bird-s-life-gets-...

***NJ boy suspended from school because Muslim girl overheard him say "Taliban",..Supreme Court's rulings on the application of the First Amendment to school speech
http://www.examiner.com/article/nj-boy-suspended-from-school-because-mus...

***Another TSA theft at JFK, this one targeting teen
http://www.examiner.com/article/another-tsa-theft-at-jfk-this-one-target...

***NYC teacher tricks 5th graders into sending Christmas cards to prison inmate
http://www.examiner.com/article/nyc-teacher-tricks-5th-graders-into-send...

Making Waves on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 19:47
Making Waves on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 18:12

GERALD FORD Once Said:

“A GOVERNMENT BIG ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU WANT,.. IS A GOVERNMENT, BIG ENOUGH TO TAKE FROM YOU EVERYTHING YOU HAVE!

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/735151_554826574546589_41596...

Making Waves on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 07:30

Obama talks about a 'Gun Control' vote That CRIMINALS who CAUSE GUN related CRIMES, NEVER HAVE, AND NEVER WILL ABIDE BY!
but once again,..
NOT ONE DAM WORD! NOT EVEN A SUGGESTION ABOUT ANYTHING RELATED TO, OR PURSUING AND LOCKING UP CRIMINALS THAT CAUSE THESE NUMEROUS CRIMES THAT KILL, MAIM, AND DAMAGED PEOPLES LIVES!
Here's a Suggestion,.. PURSUE, and Take the CRIMINALS OFF OUR STREETS AND OUT OF SOCIETY WHEN THEY COMMIT A CRIME!
STOP MAKING more laws that do nothing!
ENFORCE THE LAWS ON THE BOOKS!!!
WHEN IS Obama and THE GOVERNMENT GOING TO STOP ATTACKING THE UNITED STATES LAW ABIDING CITIZENS GOD GIVEN CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTED RIGHTS, AS WELL OUR BILL OF RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE 2nd AMENDMENT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO OWN AND BARE ARMS WITHOUT INFRINGEMENT!?!
WHEN IS THE WHITE HOUSE, AND GOVERNMENT GOING TO START PURSUING, FINDING, CHARGING, PROSECUTING, AND PUTTING IN JAIL THE CRIMINALS THAT CAUSED, AND ARE CAUSING THESE CRIMES EVERY DAY?!

OUR GOVERNMENT SEEMS TOO BUSY, AND APPARENTLY HAS NO MONEY, OR RESOURCES TO PURSUE THESE CRIMINALS,..
WHY?..
...BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT IS USING ALL OF OUR POLICE, COURTS, JUDGES AND MONEY,..
TO CREATE MORE LAWS, THAT TAKE AWAY ARE RIGHTS AS CITIZENS,..
AND ALL OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL BILL OF RIGHTS THAT ARE PROTECTED BY LAW,..THAT WERE PUT INTO PLACE TO PROTECT THE MILLIONS OF GOOD, HONEST, LAW ABIDING UNITED STATES CITIZENS RIGHTS, OF THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

PURSUE THE LAW BREAKERS, NOT Law Abiding Citizens RIGHTS!

NOTE:
Homeland Security alone Has Purchased 1.6+ Billion Bullets!?
***The Bullets were all ordered and delivered inside of the last 12 months!?
***This is 5+ Bullets for each of the 311 million people in our country including Illegal Immigrants.
***Half is Hollow Point Bullets that are not allowed outside of the US!?
***This is equal to a 25 Year War supply for the Army, Navy, Air-force, and Marines, to fight another Iraq War!?
***4 Days ago Homeland Security placed an additional order for 21.6 million more Bullets!?
***2 weeks ago Homeland Security Ordered,..
7000 Fully Automatic, REAL Assault AR-15's Rifles w/ 30Bullet Magazines. They say they ordered them for Personal protection!?
FROM WHAT!?
***IS CANADA, MEXICO, ENGLAND, JAPAN, CHINA, AND GERMANY ALL GOING TO INVADE THE UNITED STATES,. AND ALL AT THE SAME TIME!??
http://news.investors.com/politics-andrew-malcolm/020813-643707-obama-ho...

Making Waves on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 11:29

It boggles my mind that Janet Napolitano, (the third United States Secretary of Homeland Security), or More realistically and likely, Her Subordinate Officers, seem to think she needs to 'Black out' Freedom of Information Act requests on this when granted by HLS by request, when applied for.
Actually when You read Below, you will see she is actually following the law,...
Under numbers,..1, 2, 3, 5, and 7!
What information is available under the FOIA?
The (FOIA) provides public access to all federal agency records except for those records (or portions of those records) that are protected from disclosure by any of nine exemptions or three exclusions (reasons for which an agency may withhold records from a requester).
The exemptions cover:
1)- classified national defense and foreign relations information,
2)- internal agency rules and practices,
3)- information that is prohibited from disclosure by another law,
4)- trade secrets and other confidential business information,
5)- inter-agency or intra-agency communications that are protected by legal privileges,
6)- information involving matters of personal privacy,
7)- certain information compiled for law enforcement purposes,
8)- information relating to the supervision of financial institutions, and
9)- geological information on wells.
The three exclusions, which are rarely used, pertain to especially sensitive law enforcement and national security matters.

These numbers are very simple and accurate. I Just find it Ironic the HLS, FBI, CIA, 'and others' think We, as Law abiding Citizens, can't see this?
Of course this is all for the possible, but currently unrealistic event, of possible mass "Civil Unrest" by Law Abiding Citizens.
Seriously,.. Doesn't Homeland Security Hire a Specialist in Psychology to Study the Population?

With the MATH,..The purchases and orders filled equal,..
100 Rounds of Ammunition (Bullets), For every 1 Background check completed and approved by the FBI, Who now shares this information with Homeland Security. From November 30, 1998 thru December 31, 2012,.. 160,474,702 million Background Checks were performed.
http://www.infowars.com/dhs-purchases-21-6-million-more-rounds-of-ammuni...
If we go by this schedule, me not knowing if this was approved background checks, or all checks performed approved or not. Personally I think this above number included all guns sold, with some background checks being more than one purchased at the same time. (I cannot confirm this, I don't have access to this info)
Total= approximately 1.6 Million Background/guns sold. Which = 100 bullets multiplied by guns sold = 1.6 Billion bullets.

One can logically assume, that sometime around November 2011, that someone started looking at these charts and started putting orders in once it was approved to by Bullets, to make up for the number of past years of "Not being Repaired!" (For what I don't know, Someone was probable looking for a promotion or was just afraid of there own shadow I guess.)
I guess they decided that when seeing all the background checks in the country over this time period, that,.. "What if all these law abiding Citizens that haven't done more than get a traffic ticket decide to,. all get out there guns at the same time indiscriminately and randomly start shooting? LOL.
Actually these numbers are very simple and accurate.

In January 2013,.. 2,483,230 million background checks were sent in for approval,. This unadjusted figure I think is not including multiple gun purchases. With this info, I will add 323,230 additional guns to equal approximately 2,600,000 million background/ guns sold.
http://news.investors.com/politics-andrew-malcolm/020813-643707-obama-ho...
An additional 21.6 million Bullets were just ordered just a few days into early February 2013.
http://onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com/2013/02/second-highest-adjusted-nic...
http://www.barking-moonbat.com/images/uploads/2012_NICS.gif
Math,.. Background/gun Check Approved = 1
Bullets ordered for Homeland security =100

This is in case,.. all the Law abiding citizens with No Criminal Record, That Pass a Full Federal Background check when Purchasing a gun, all go crazy and decide to all break there life position of being Law abiding citizens, and all at the same time that goes through the federal data base to be approved. This guessing game HLS is playing is currently and apparently, the only way that the "educated" (LOL), Homeland Security Brass have to roughly determine a "civil Unrest" worse case scenario.

What about the way they order different calibers of ammunition/bullets you ask?,.. Well all that info is determined by what weapons that homeland security has. here is the ammo list:
http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profiles/President/US/Barack_Obama/Scan...
Remember the 7000 223 ammunition capable ar-15 fully auto they just ordered,..
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=19ae9f4fa8037cd6a11...
The problem with all of this is that the Government has now created a very dangerous and vicious cycle that will not stop unless they pull back there orders immediately!
Obama/ Biden and Dianne Feinstein threatened that they will ban peoples guns, and at the same time Homeland security already ordered ammo to make up for 10 years all at once, for an Emergency that does not exist, and they created, BRILLIANT!?!

Hence,..Law abiding Civilian people buying every gun they Can.
So then Homeland security sees the number of guns sold and says,..
"We still have to buy 100 bullets for every gun sold to civilians to stay up to pace with our imagined worst case scenario!"
Which when ordered takes precedence over the civilian populations supply of ammunition again,.. which then depletes the civilian populations access to ammunition,.. So they Hoard all the ammo they can find again! People immediately go out and buy ammo that cannot be produced as fast as civilians are now buying it at the same time that Homeland security is buying it, that and Homeland securities orders take precedence over civilian supply first. Shelves are then empty, that creates people panic buying because it is not available, which causes people to hoard ammo, because of the fear they will not be able to get it, and in-turn buy as many guns as they can because they think the government is now trying to have stop having guns and ammunition available for civilians to buy!
Not to mention you have the CEO of Walmart by the balls because you caught him bribing Mexico, (Federal offense!) so he stopped supplying his stores, with Guns and ammo because the White house apparently doesn't have enough to worry about!?!,. and that causes more problems when the largest supplier of guns and ammo cuts off the population!!! THAT'S real smart thinking there!?!
(DUMB ASSES!)

The only way to stop this easily, is for the government agencies to immediately reduce their orders of ammunition by at least 50%, so the civilian supply of ammunition can catch up to demand! This will in-turn, after a month or two reduce hording and bulk purchases every time someone gets a paycheck! and will reduce the panic buying of every gun on the shelf to start the cycle all over again!

Hello, is there anyone seeing this getting out of control real quick!?!
You already have a large population that lost there jobs, then their houses, then there savings, retires cant even afford medicine and food they have to pick one! Now you are going to threaten to take away their liberty, freedom, and there constitutional RIGHTS!?! You create a scenario where you panic the Law abiding population and people, by words and actions that you are going to take away there way of protecting their families and what they have left!?!?!
Knowing that 80% of the population has firearms, and has horded guns and ammunition for the last year,..
How's this picture looking now???

Making Waves on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 11:57

November 30, 1998 thru December 31, 2012,.. 160,474,702 million Background Checks were performed.
http://www.infowars.com/dhs-purchases-21-6-million-more-rounds-of-ammuni...
If we go by this schedule, me not knowing if this was approved background checks, or all checks performed approved or not. Personally I think this above number included all guns sold, with some background checks being more than one purchased at the same time. (I cannot confirm this, I don't have access to this info)
**************************************************
**TYPO,("approximately 160 Million Background")***
Total= approximately 1.6 Million Background/guns
TYPO ABOVE**************************************** sold. Which = 100 bullets multiplied by guns sold = 1.6 Billion bullets.

Making Waves on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 21:12

Gun culture vs. the culture of dependency
By: Jarrett Stepman, 2/10/2013 (exerts)
The architect of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, George Mason, once wrote of the need to include the individual right to bear arms in the Constitution at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, “When the Resolution of ENSLAVING AMERICA was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was Advised by an Artful man, who was Governor of Pennsylvania, TO DISARM THE PEOPLE.” http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/print_documents/a1_8_12s27.html
What Americans, and especially those who still cling to the Constitution and the Second Amendment especially, must understand is that the debate over gun control is about principles much deeper than discussions about ammunition capacity and the rate of fire of modern weaponry.
The debate over gun control is, at its core, a larger conflict over culture and an individual’s relation to government. It is a culture war between those who value independence and individual liberty and those that value community coercion and dependence on the government.

The real agenda of the Left and those who are pushing for tighter gun control is, if you follow the reasoning of their philosophy, is to Take Away All Guns from Americans.
At least some on the Left are honest in their intention, such as this writer on the DailyKos: "If we passed a law tomorrow banning all firearms, we would have massive noncompliance. What we need to do is establish the regulatory and informational institutions first."

"STUDIES have SHOWN that CITIES and COUNTRIES with the HIGHEST AMOUNT of MURDERS are ONES with the MOST RESTRICTIVE GUN BANS and that MOST of the famous SHOOTING SPREES have taken place in GUN-FREE ZONES!" (50 out of 51!)” http://theacru.org/acru/harvard_study_gun_control_is_counterproductive/
But these facts are ultimately meaningless for those with a liberal worldview.
Modern day liberals value community over INDIVIDUALISM AND INDEPENDENCE; material Equality over INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT; Security over SELF-GOVERNMENT. Restricting the RIGHTS and LIBERTIES of INDIVIDUALS, even fundamental ones like GUN OWNERSHIP, is of little consequence if they see it as carrying out a positive social good.
CONSERVATIVES FUNDAMENTALLY REJECT THE BELIEF THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN OR EVEN SHOULD ENSURE THEIR SAFETY AND WELL BEING.

"AS GERALD FORD Once Said:
“A GOVERNMENT BIG ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU WANT,.. IS A GOVERNMENT BIG ENOUGH TO TAKE FROM YOU EVERYTHING YOU HAVE!"

Gun ownership is about Self-Reliance and Independence, the values that represent the core ideals of the nation’s founding and key elements of American exceptional-ism. These American values are wrapped up in America’s founding doctrines which have been intertwined in American culture. They are part of what Guns and Patriots writer, Brian Vanyo, so ably described as “The American creed.” http://www.humanevents.com/2013/02/01/the-origin-of-the-american-creed/
Ultimately, taking away firearms from law-abiding citizens is stripping them of their independence and there ability for self-defense.

The Left fears American Individualist Instincts and blames capitalism for gun violence.
The debate over gun control is a culture war between those who VALUE INDEPENDENCE and INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY and those that value Community Coercion and Dependence on the Government.
Liberals would rather prohibit guns to all individuals, dangerous criminals or NOT, because they trust their own lives and safety in the hands of others rather than themselves. When there is danger they look to the government for help, and if it doesn’t help?,.. there are simply no alternatives but to be at the mercy of circumstances and evil!

Conservatives know that The Ultimate Guarantee Against Evil and Tyranny is INDIVIDUAL EMPOWERMENT and the ABILITY TO DEFEND ONESELF, through force if necessary.
It is a BATTLE Between SELF RELIANCE and Government Control, FREEDOM and SLAVERY!
A world where law-abiding citizens have a right to their own self-defense, or where evil may triumph because good men can do nothing.
FULL STORY:
http://www.humanevents.com/2013/02/10/gun-culture-vs-the-culture-of-depe...

Making Waves on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:04

Published on Jan 28, 2013
Mark Mattioli, father of the one of the Newtown Sandy Hook shooting victims, testifies before a gun violence task force in Hartford, Connecticut on 1/28/2013.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fqpzOSYqX3c
QUOTE:
"I am a big Proponent of Individual accountability, and Enforcement! So, If there are going to be laws, we should enforce them!,.. Chicago has some of the toughest Gun laws in the country, and I would say,.. I don't think that Gun Laws are protecting the people, let alone the 500 who perished (their) last year, in that city!
What have those laws done to make Chicago a safer city!? NOTHING I PROPOSE! Can't we do better? YES!
Criminals by definition, break the law!,.. Is one more law... I DON"T CARE IF YOU NAMED it James's LAW, (after his dead 6yr old son), I DON"T WANT IT! I think we have more than enough laws on the books, We should hold people individual accountable for there actions, and we should enforce laws appropriately, and I would say we are not currently enforcing the laws appropriately!"

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