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This Page Last Updated 11/05/2014

ELECTION DAY RESULTS
NOVEMBER 4TH 2014

I have to say that I am generally pleased with how Election Day 2014 turned out and I am feeling positive about the next two years in terms of holding onto what little liberties we actually have left to us.  The freedoms that we have left to us is kind of like leftover crumbs on a plate and we're going to have to continue to fight to hold onto the crumbs that we have left, but I think we can do it.

Now what I would like to see in both houses of Congress is the House and the Senate actually working together to start holding people in the Obama Administration responsible for misconduct in the past six years.  I would like to see more of our 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendment rights restored to us, that have been taken away in the past six years.

Yes, freedom, especially firearm freedom on the federal level is very likely secure for the next two years.  But there is SO MUCH MORE to do than just to preserve what we have left.  We need to pursue restoration of liberties that have been lost.  It is true that freedoms lost are REALLY TOUGH to regain, but just because the mountain trail is steeper than others, doesn't mean that we turn back from the challenge or just stand there and hold onto a tree, rock or tree-root.  We need to PRESS ON toward the goal and run the race in such a way as to gain the prize.

I am proud of America for the results of Election Day 2014.  But there is still MUCH MORE TO GET DONE!!!  Right now, 95% of American gun owners do not even belong to the National Rifle Association as members for as little as TEN BUCKS ($10) a YEAR.  To learn more about membership and benefits in the NRA, please go here now:  NRA MEMBERSHIP!

Marc Richardson
Owner/Webmaster www.SaveTheGuns.com
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Retired NRA Certified Firearm Instructor

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The vast majority of people with anti-gun sentiments who want to see more gun control in the United States are good, decent and caring people who want to do something about violent crimes where guns are used.  But they just don't know enough about the subject to make good, logical decisions.  The approach of SaveTheGuns.com is based on the premise that those who support gun control simply need to know the facts to make better decisions on where to stand on the issue of gun control.

My Philosophy

My philosophy on this subject is actually quite simple.  The core of my entire effort to help restore and preserve the 2nd Amendment's protection of the people's right to keep and bear arms consists of telling the truth and adding more light than heat to the discussion.  In addition to telling the truth about guns, lawful gun owners and the failure and unconstitutionality of gun control, I also implore gun owners to get active and I have a passion to get good gun safety information to new gun owners and children.

  1. To tell the truth.

  2. Add more light than heat to the discussion.

  3. Get the inactive gun owner onto the battlefield and involved in the fight.

  4. Teach gun safety and basic firearm education to children, new gun owners and those few who actually support gun control laws.

This is an effort by a retired Basic Firearm Education Instructor and NRA Recruiter, to promote gun safety and education, while advancing and encouraging truth, common sense and gun owner activism on this sometimes needlessly controversial subject.  You will find basic firearm information, safety rules, important quotes from the Founding Fathers on the subject, my sentiments on the issues and a couple of free e-books that I wrote.

This website's focus is to educate the general public properly and truthfully on this issue.  The only way to solve this issue correctly is to fully expose the truth.  Once the truth is fully known, only then can we speak about solutions that will work.  Any solution must be held up to the light of the Constitution and be compared to the text of its precepts, as well as the thoughts and principles of the Founding Fathers.

If the liberal mass media defended and interpreted the Second Amendment as they have the First Amendment, firearm ownership and daily carry of firearms would be mandatory for every citizen at least sixteen (16) years of age.

The Second Amendment is second in importance only to the First!!!  Indeed, it's the Second Amendment that allows the general population to defend all the rest of them from any attempt at tyranny.

"While the people have property, arms in their hands, and only a spark of noble spirit, the most corrupt Congress must be mad to form any project of tyranny."
Rev. Nicholas Collin, Fayetteville Gazette (N.C.), October 12, 1789

I have had very positive feedback from members of the law enforcement and judicial community, as well as some positive comments from some well known Second Amendment Warriors.

Let me give you an idea of the kind of stuff you'll find here at SaveTheGuns.com.  The following is a quote from James Madison sixteen (16) months before he introduced the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1789.

"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of."
James Madison, The Federalist No. 48, February 1, 1788



What Is SaveTheGuns.com's Mission and Vision?

The mission and vision of SaveTheGuns.com is to educate new gun owners, gun control supporters and children on the subjects of firearms, honest gun owners and the near total failures and unconstitutionality of gun control laws.  Secondarily, SaveTheGuns.com also urges all freedom-loving Americans to get active, join the NRA and other pro-2nd Amendment groups and start making a difference instead of merely complaining amongst others of like mind.
This mission and vision focuses in three (3) distinct areas:

 

  • To put a stop to the useless proliferation of gun control efforts through both Congress and the fifty state legislatures that won't affect rates of violent crime, have no affect on the criminal mind and openly violate the Second Amendment found in the Bill of Rights.  Gun control laws don't affect the criminal mind, nor unlawful access to illegally obtained firearms.  Gun control laws serve ONLY to diminish individual liberty.  That is why the Founding Fathers placed the right of the people to keep and bear arms right after the First Amendment's protection of speech, religion, press, petition and assembly.

 

  • To get anti-gun people to completely understand that their lack of knowledge on the subject of guns is NOT something to be ashamed of.  The vast majority of anti-gun folks are decent and honest people, who want to do something about the rates of violent crime where guns are used, but simply don't have the knowledge or proper education to effectively go about affecting those rates.

    That is perhaps where my efforts differ from many others.  I assume that the anti-gun person is a decent, honest and upright citizen, who wants to do something to affect rates of violent crime, but unfortunately does not know very much about the subject.  That is the most common thread I've seen in the anti-gun effort.  I'm working to make certain that the person who supports gun control laws and new shooters are informed enough to make a good choice on where to stand on this important issue.

Once we shed light on the issue of gun control, fully expose the weaknesses and illogical doctrines of the gun control effort and uncover the truth about law abiding gun owners, while examining what the Founding Fathers actually said and wrote on the subject, I am abundantly confident that gun control as a national issue will die a slow death through attrition and the deterioration of public support.

At SaveTheGuns.com, I concentrate on using truth, education and activism to reach the mission goals.

My mission is to educate people on the firearm issue, teach gun safety and proper handling and nudge the visitor toward a higher level of activism.  It's not enough to just be an NRA Member.  It's not enough to be a member of the Gun Owner's of America.  You've got to get active!!  REALLY ACTIVE.

Only about 5% of all gun owners are members of the NRA and even less than that have ever written a letter to their Congressman or even state legislator.  That means that fully 95% of American gun owners are not really involved in this fight.  That in my opinion is simply outrageous!!

You will not see the slanted poll questions, false statistics, misleading information and outright lies that are used profusely on most anti-gun Web sites and organizations.

I believe that the main reason we have had to fight for our rights under the Second Amendment is a nearly complete lack of knowledge in the non-gun owning population.  If one does not have sound knowledge, experience and confidence concerning firearms, they generally get their opinions from the media and the entertainment industry, who are notorious for misinformation and outright lies.

I believe that the focus of pro-gun groups around the country should concentrate more upon education of the general public and the enlightening of legislators, even if it involves a reallocation of funds.  Too often the money of pro-gun groups is thrown in the faces of elected officials, when the answer to restoring the 2nd Amendment is to educate the public.

I have been a Certified Firearm Instructor since my early twenties and for the last two decades, I have been on the front lines of fighting for our beloved Second Amendment.  In that time, I have come to realize that those who support gun control legislation, are actually well intentioned and decent people who want to do something about firearms that get used during the commission of a crime, but in reality, have no idea what they are talking about and ordinarily demonstrate a nearly complete lack of knowledge about the subject.

The NRA's original focus in 1871 was upon education and training.  It is what has made us so effective over the last 135 years.  My experience tells me that there is a malignant cycle to gun control legislation being signed into law, that can be fought more effectively with an increased concentration upon education.

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This cycle begins with a lack of knowledge or a total ignorance of the subject.  This lack of knowledge, fed by the misinformation coming from the anti-gun groups, the media and the entertainment industry creates an irrational and permeating fear of both firearms and honest gun owners.

We humans have always feared the unknown.  From the era before we realized you couldn't sail off the edge of the world to today's youngster who may be afraid of the dark.

This fear of gun owners and our lawfully owned firearms leads to enmity or even hatred of guns and gun owners alike.  This cycle then moves into the legislative process and when ignorance, fear and hatred get together, it results in laws that violate our right to own and carry firearms.

We must increase our focus upon properly educating the non-gun owning public and give them the information, experience and confidence concerning firearms that we have naturally obtained over the years through lawful and honest firearm ownership and experience.

I heartily advocate getting involved in the education and training of America's youth.  If we don't properly educate and train the youngsters of today, we might as well say goodbye to our right to keep and bear arms tomorrow.

America's young people hold the key to the very future of firearm rights.  They will not be taught the truth about firearms and lawful gun ownership in school.  That is going to have to be our job.  The best way to start this effort to secure America's future of our right to bear arms is to purchase a Junior NRA Membership for a child from 0 to 17 years old.

 



I believe that we have a social responsibility to both own and carry firearms.  Violent crime would come to a quick halt if everyone resisted criminals as best as they could and never give them what they want.  I believe that we can drastically reduce rates of violent crime, simply by universally resisting criminal acts in progress.

Can you contribute today to help keep this effective Web site online?

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What can SaveTheGuns.com do for you?

Over 150 families will have to bury a child between the ages of 0 and 19 years of age because of an accident with a firearm.  These 150 plus families could have avoided this terrible tragedy by visiting this Web site and going over my "Safety Rules" page and my "For Kids Only" page with their children.

 



What can you do to help me?

  • Send me a contribution to help me keep up with my expenses.  I rely mostly upon voluntary contributions to keep up with expenses.

  • Help promote this Web site.  Tell your family, friends and gun club buddies about www.SaveTheGuns.com.  Post this address on Facebook, Twitter, bulletin boards, chat rooms and add it to signature files in your e-mail program.

  • Make certain that you stay involved, don't let ignorant and uninformed politicians and anti-gun activists get you down and always vote.

  • Bring someone out target shooting with you this year, who has never been shooting before and tell them about www.SaveTheGuns.com.  Try your best to take out at least one new shooter each year and carefully instruct them on basic gun safety rules.

 



Parental Responsibility

OK parents, if you have children and firearms, this message is for you.

I believe that the words, intention and spirit of the Second Amendment's protection against government control of lawfully owned firearms, tells us that as Americans, always ready to defend freedom, we should have proper and complete instruction and training in the keeping and use of guns.

As parents and gun owners, we have the responsibility to obtain proper training for both ourselves and our children.

Firearms can be deadly if they are mishandled.  Indeed over a hundred fifty (150+) families across America have to make the call to a funeral home and bury a child each year, because they either have not read or have not obeyed, the gun safety rules on my "Safety Rules" page.

It is YOUR responsibility to keep your own children safe.  Do not rely upon the National Rifle Association, your child's school system or for God's sake, the television to keep accidental firearm discharges from taking your child's life.

If you have chosen NOT to have a gun in your house, that's fine too, but PLEASE realize that close to half of all homes in the United States do contain at least one gun.  Which means that if you do not have a gun in your house, then chances are that both of your neighbors do.  Please take the time to get proper training, or at least visit my "Safety Rules" page and my "For Kids Only" page, even if you don't have any firearms.

It is important for you to know that accidental deaths with guns are currently at their all-time low.  However, I do not want any visitor to this Web site to have to bury one of their children or grandchildren, due to a very preventable accidental discharge.  Please seek out the information I have provided here.  I have taught gun safety and firearm education since I was a kid myself.  Now in my forties, I do have a pretty good idea what I'm talking about.

As a lawful gun owner you have at least five (5) responsibilities:

  • PROPER SAFETY AND STORAGE

  • AN AWARENESS OF STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS

  • TO DEFEND AND SUPPORT THE SECOND AMENDMENT

  • TO BE PROFICIENT WITH YOUR FIREARM AND PRACTICE

  • AND TO INVOLVE YOUR CHILDREN



For Hunters Only

If you are new to taking up the sport of hunting or have been hunting for many years, please hear this very simple message.

Get proper training through the National Rifle Association's hunter education and training services or through your state's fisheries and wildlife department, before you go out hunting.

Secondly, I have a very simple message for you, that will keep accidental hunting deaths down to statistically insignificant levels...

ALWAYS POSITIVELY IDENTIFY THE SEX OF A GAME ANIMAL BEFORE YOU SHOOT AT IT IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

Never simply shoot at movement or sound, while hunting.  The horror that you would endure by killing another human being by accident, should compel you to do everything possible to avoid this.



Support for Gun Control Laws?

It is the belief of SaveTheGuns.com, that those who support stringent control of firearm ownership, do so out of only two (2) mindsets, a lack of knowledge or a thirst for control over fellow citizens.

Lack of Knowledge

Humans have always feared the unknown.  It is one of our primal instincts.  Most people who support stringent gun control, do so because they fear firearms.  This fear of guns leads to a sense of animosity, disdain or hatred.

This area is best fought against, by simply getting out the truth about lawful gun ownership and the dynamics involved, concerning the violent felon's access to firearms and how it is never affected by gun control laws.

Seven percent (7%) of the criminals, commit eighty five percent (85%) of all violent crime.

Taking this real world statistic, we can reduce violent crime by 85% by incarcerating or executing this most violent segment of the criminal population.

Can anyone with a sound mind, believe that this most violent segment of the criminal population is willing or inclined to obey a law that regulates firearm possession and carry laws???  Come on now, murderers don't care about gun control.

Thirst for Control

Government has always sought to gain more power and authority for itself.  It is in the nature of every government to continue its power-grab until it undergoes a dramatic change through revolution.

America's Founding Fathers knew this was true.  That is precisely why a Bill of Rights was included in the founding documents of the United States.

"I hope, therefore, a Bill of Rights will be formed to guard the people against the Federal government as they are already guarded against their State governments, in most instances." 
Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1788

Politicians who know the truth about how felons gain access to firearms and still advocate for strict gun control laws, should be scrutinized very closely as to their Socialist, Marxist and/or Fascist motives.



My Thoughts

An armed and free Citizenry is the final check and balance on the scope of government power and control.  That's precisely what the founders intended it to be.  A final securely locked door keeping at bay the possibility that America will degenerate into some kind of vicious dictatorship.

"A people armed and free forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition and is a bulwark for the nation against foreign invasion and domestic oppression."
James Madison (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President

The Founding Fathers knew what they meant and meant what they said.  See the quotes and find out for yourself.  The Second Amendment does indeed protect private citizen gun ownership and always has.  To those trying to revise U.S. history and say otherwise, I say go read your history books as long as they still contain the truth that is...

A free and armed populace will guarantee that dictatorship and tyranny will never take hold in America.  Government officials who support gun control should be scrutinized very, very carefully as to their motives.

Most people who favor strict control on lawful civilian firearm ownership, do so because of their own fear and lack of knowledge concerning guns.

Common sense dictates that violent career criminals will not obey a law regulating the purchase, ownership and transportation of firearms.

Anyone who thinks gun control laws will be obeyed by murderers, ought to visit their local mental health professional for a thorough check-up.


The criminal mind is never affected by gun control laws, because they don't bother to obey them.  Why is that so difficult for some people to understand?  Where has our common sense gone?  Lawful gun owners commit no crimes...why then is most gun control focused upon the law-abiding?

Black market sources will always supply illegal items to those who are willing to break the law to get them.  That is why rates of violent crime committed with firearms are highest in states with the most gun control laws.

The United Kingdom and Australia are finding this out the hard way.  Crimes in these two countries are very high yet lawful citizens have been almost totally disarmed...  The United Kingdom is 6th in the world in terms of the number of crimes per capita.  In the U.K. there are 85,550 criminal acts for every one million U.K. citizens.

In Australia, in terms of the percentage of the population who have been crime victims, Australia is number one (1) in the world.  30.1% of the entire Australian population has been a victim of crime.  It's 26.4% in the United Kingdom for the same statistic.  The United States sits in 15th place with 21.1% of the population having been a victim of criminal activity.

Source:  http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_tot_cri_vic-crime-total-victims

These black market sources have always sprung up when lawful access to a desired item is restricted or outlawed.

Alcohol could be easily obtained during "Prohibition", because illegal sources of alcohol were plentiful.

Because of the demand, there will always be alternative sources.  The same principle can be found in the illegal narcotics trade.  Marijuana and cocaine have been banned, but are readily available in nearly every city to those who are willing to break the law to get them.  Common sense abounds in these words, right?

Habitually violent criminals and felons who carry firearms, did not obtain them by applying for a license and visiting their local sporting goods outlet.  They obtained them illegally.

Does anybody think that drug addicted gang members and career felons ever held a firearm license?

These black markets cater specifically to those who habitually break the law...

Therefore, I boldly conclude, that gun control laws, ONLY serve to diminish freedom, oppress the law-abiding, create new black market sources for firearms, put us at MORE RISK and possibly open the door to tyranny.  Gun control....great idea.  Especially if your name is Stalin, Hitler or a host of other tyrants in recent world history.

There has been major gun control efforts on the books in America since the National Firearm Act of 1934.

25,000 gun laws and over 70 years later, some people still think that violent felons obey gun control laws.  If that notion wasn't so pitifully inane, it would be comical.


STOP GUN CONTROL EFFORTS AND START SPECIFICALLY PUNISHING CRIMINALS WHO USE GUNS TO COMMIT CRIME.

THAT'S THE ANSWER YOU SEEK.

IF ELECTED OFFICIALS WOULD FOCUS THEIR CRIME FIGHTING EFFORTS UPON CRIMINALS AND NOT FIREARMS, YOU'LL RECEIVE NO RESISTANCE FROM US.  WE HATE RAPE, ROBBERY AND MURDER AS MUCH OR MORE THAN YOU DO.

Stay Informed---Stay Vigilant---Stay United



Seeking Solutions


The truth of the matter is that politicians want to make it seem like they are doing something about violent crime and they cannot legislate morality and religion back into the lives of their constituents.

We all want to do something about felons carrying firearms and committing crimes with them.  But violent felons don't obey laws that regulate gun possession.  Violent crime will only diminish when religion and morality play a larger role in our lives.  Please see my "Share The Solution" page for more.

Politicians must focus their legislative efforts upon felony possession of guns and not lawful possession.  Additional penalties should be added to an individual crime, if a firearm is used.  The law abiding gun owner should be left out of the loop entirely.  Restricting the lawful citizen, will never affect the rates of violent crime.

We should focus on three (3) areas to bring down rates of violent crime committed with illegally possessed firearms.

1.)  Impose additional penalties onto a crime if a firearm was present.

     
A.  Five (5) additional years for firearm possession during commission of a violent crime.

     B.  Ten (10) additional years for brandishing a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

     C.  Fifteen (15) additional years for firing a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

     D.  Twenty (20) additional years for injuring or killing a person during the commission of a violent crime.


2.)  Impose additional penalties to a robbery where a firearm is stolen.

An additional five (5) years should be added to a robbery of a household or business where a gun is stolen, per firearm.


3.)  Impose strict and hard-fisted penalties upon the supplier of the illegal gun, as long as the supplier was aware that the perpetrator was a felon or was about to use the gun during a felony.

The most prevalent source of firearms that are used during the commission of a violent crime are the friends and family members of the felon.  We should put some serious emphasis on diminishing this source of crime guns.

How truly difficult is that to understand?

Stop blaming rates of violent crime upon honest and lawful gun owners who merely own firearms and have chosen to exercise their Second Amendment right to own and carry arms.  It won't affect rates of violent crime where guns are used, because 86.2% of criminals who use guns to commit crime with, don't even obtain them through a retail source according to a well known study done by the United States Department of Justice.  The plain truth is that lawful, upstanding and honest gun owners commit no crimes.  Now that's not that hard to understand is it?  Even for a liberal...

All children should receive proper firearm education.  Gun safety for kids is my passion.  Please find time to visit my gun safety page for kids.