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April 30, 2010
Sniff-Test for the Trust - 14

As mid-term elections near, a fetid stench wafts across the Potomac.

That fetid stench wafting across the Potomac is but a whiff of what's to come: Namely, mid-term elections.

It's going to be a long, odorous summer and fall before ballots are cast in November. But, already, the offal is hitting the fan -- and key players are positioning themselves downwind of the crap catapults.

For instance, Jonathon Cowan in an April 28 column in The Huffington Post, notes how Arizona Sen. John McCain is now a lead sponsor of a bill to eliminate DC's gun laws.

Cowan, who as president and co-founder of "Third Way," is no friend of gun owners and the Second Amendment. Neither was McCain, he maintains, until now.

"Six years ago, John McCain joined with Americans for Gun Safety, which I led, to introduce and pass Senate legislation that would require all states -- including the District of Columbia -- to require background checks for all buyers at gun shows," Cowan writes. "This was the culmination of four years of work together to tighten gun safety laws and close loopholes, at both the federal and state level."

He says McCain's sudden support for gun rights in D.C. is "the most spectacular and blatant reversal" of previous positions in the senator's long political career and is part of his "ongoing effort to de-maverick himself."

Is McCain sincere? Is he now truly siding with gun owners? Will he be a reliable supporter of the Second Amendment?

Maybe.

Then again, maybe not.

One thing is certain: There is a fetid stench wafting across the Potomac and it's headed for you. Don't believe anything these people say unless it passes your Second Amendment sniff test -- and then stick to your guns (literally and figuratively).

For more, click here.

Also:
- Childers Introduces Bill to Restore Citizen’s Second Amendment Rights;
- Bills take new aim at D.C. gun control;
- Senators seek to allow semi-automatics in D.C.;
- D.C. Vote: Obama should veto any bill that weakens District gun control;

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

It's obvious that Sen. John McCain does have a problem reading the Constitution of the United States as for his campaign reform got shot down by the Supreme Court

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Found out today the New York Time Square Bomber was a registered Democrat!

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

There are those who are against the new Arizona immigration law says it discriminates and violates their rights. What about those people’s rights they ignore in ignorance who were murdered by those who followed you up!

For 4 years working with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department Phoenix Arizona, there was not a single Latino or anyone else ever picked out because of race with the exception of one Van load of Latinos playing NASCAR which passed us in a no passing zone doing 73 in a 55 mph. If playing NASCAR is considered racial profiling, guess anything goes! By the way, they had a small bag of marijuana and we still cut them lose with a verbal warning!!

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

HEY OBAMA, SINCE YOU LIKE TO QUOTE PRESIDENT LINCOLN, HERE'S ONE FOR'YA!
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“We the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”
-Abraham Lincoln

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

“The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.”
-Col. Jeff Cooper, from The Art of the Rifle
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“That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”
-George Orwell
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“The peaceable part of mankind will be continually overrun by the vile and abandoned while they neglect the means of self-defence. The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside.... Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them; . . . the weak will become prey.”
-Thomas Paine (1737-1809), in "Thoughts on Defensive War", in The Pennsylvania Magazine, July 1775

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

Australia went down with just a whimper when they turned in there guns to the Black Booted Government.
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For this Government knows one thing for fact and
-the Tucson (Arizona) Rifle Club newsletter, 1999-Sep
said it best!
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“When tyranny hits the fan and the 'Firearms Control Section Gestapo' stops by to confiscate your firearms, do the right thing...give'em the ammunition first.”

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from patrick88 wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

we need someone that stands for something. not every thing or nothing.id rather have new blood in his seat as to have mccain a wishy washy has been.

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from soulhunter wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

It is time to throw out anybody who does not stand for the people not for the Party I AM AN AMERICIAN NOT DEN OR REP

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from Deepwoods wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

Before I get too carried away about ousting McCain, I'm going to look real close at who is running against him. Sometimes it's better to have a real iffy in office rather that a sworn "let's get their guns" type of canadate!

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from Bo wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

Patrick, you are correct. They called him a maverick because he would cave to the Dems on many issues and not continue on in the current with the GOP. The Lamestream Media loved him then, because he would side with them. When he was running for Prez, not so much. But it is time for him to retire.

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from patrick88 wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

this guy is old news never was a maverick they need to kick him out and get some new blood in his seat.

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from seadog wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

This is just a political stunt. The bill has very little chance of passing. I'm with you guys--time for old John to bronze his boots and play with the grandkids.

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from HawkEye wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

McCain needs to retire. I do not trust someone that just up and changes their beliefs about something. It just don't work like that.

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from Bo wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

McCain has also changed his stance on illegal immigration after he figured out what the bulk of the people he was supposed to represent wanted him gone, because of his stance. I think it is too little too late. For all of the Senators and Congressman who have not been representing the values of their constituency, all I have to say is "Buh, bye." and "Don't let the door hit you as you leave."

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from Bo wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

McCain has also changed his stance on illegal immigration after he figured out what the bulk of the people he was supposed to represent wanted him gone, because of his stance. I think it is too little too late. For all of the Senators and Congressman who have not been representing the values of their constituency, all I have to say is "Buh, bye." and "Don't let the door hit you as you leave."

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from soulhunter wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

It is time to throw out anybody who does not stand for the people not for the Party I AM AN AMERICIAN NOT DEN OR REP

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from seadog wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

This is just a political stunt. The bill has very little chance of passing. I'm with you guys--time for old John to bronze his boots and play with the grandkids.

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from Deepwoods wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

Before I get too carried away about ousting McCain, I'm going to look real close at who is running against him. Sometimes it's better to have a real iffy in office rather that a sworn "let's get their guns" type of canadate!

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from HawkEye wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

McCain needs to retire. I do not trust someone that just up and changes their beliefs about something. It just don't work like that.

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from Bo wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

Patrick, you are correct. They called him a maverick because he would cave to the Dems on many issues and not continue on in the current with the GOP. The Lamestream Media loved him then, because he would side with them. When he was running for Prez, not so much. But it is time for him to retire.

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

Australia went down with just a whimper when they turned in there guns to the Black Booted Government.
__
For this Government knows one thing for fact and
-the Tucson (Arizona) Rifle Club newsletter, 1999-Sep
said it best!
__

“When tyranny hits the fan and the 'Firearms Control Section Gestapo' stops by to confiscate your firearms, do the right thing...give'em the ammunition first.”

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Old Salts wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

“The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.”
-Col. Jeff Cooper, from The Art of the Rifle
_
_

“That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”
-George Orwell
_
_

“The peaceable part of mankind will be continually overrun by the vile and abandoned while they neglect the means of self-defence. The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside.... Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them; . . . the weak will become prey.”
-Thomas Paine (1737-1809), in "Thoughts on Defensive War", in The Pennsylvania Magazine, July 1775

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

HEY OBAMA, SINCE YOU LIKE TO QUOTE PRESIDENT LINCOLN, HERE'S ONE FOR'YA!
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_

“We the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”
-Abraham Lincoln

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

There are those who are against the new Arizona immigration law says it discriminates and violates their rights. What about those people’s rights they ignore in ignorance who were murdered by those who followed you up!

For 4 years working with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department Phoenix Arizona, there was not a single Latino or anyone else ever picked out because of race with the exception of one Van load of Latinos playing NASCAR which passed us in a no passing zone doing 73 in a 55 mph. If playing NASCAR is considered racial profiling, guess anything goes! By the way, they had a small bag of marijuana and we still cut them lose with a verbal warning!!

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from patrick88 wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

this guy is old news never was a maverick they need to kick him out and get some new blood in his seat.

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from patrick88 wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

we need someone that stands for something. not every thing or nothing.id rather have new blood in his seat as to have mccain a wishy washy has been.

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Found out today the New York Time Square Bomber was a registered Democrat!

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

It's obvious that Sen. John McCain does have a problem reading the Constitution of the United States as for his campaign reform got shot down by the Supreme Court

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