March 26, 2014
Still a few tables left – call soon to reserve your space or acquire an additional table or two!
January 13, 2014
Join us April 5-6, 2014 for “the best little gunshow in the mountains!” Our new venue at the beautiful “Cross Street Commerce Center” in Spruce Pine, NC is a well equipped, fully restored historic hosiery mill; we think you’ll love the accommodations.
As always, “Bubba’s Good Eats” will be serving up great BBQ with all the fixins’ and the fabulous cooks at “Tri-County Christian School” are preparing delicious homemade baked goods for all to enjoy. Saturday hours are 9-5; Sunday 10 – 4; admission is $8 for one day or $10 for both days. Law enforcement officers and active military are admitted free and we’ll be handing out $1 off coupons for the FALL SHOW at the door, so come early and get yours while they last.
We have a wide variety of dealers including some new ones who are offering custom made holsters and other leather accessories plus concealed carry rigs of all kinds. There’s plenty of ammo, magazines, reloading equipment, accessories and a good selection of quality firearms as always at reasonable prices.
“Trader’s Corner” will be open for you folks that have a few guns or knives to sell on your own or trade for other items, but remember – “No more than three guns on the table at one time.” Breaking this rule will get you a lot of grief and it’s likely you’ll be escorted to the nearest exit! These rules are cast in stone and we are serious about enforcement. Make sure your firearms are unloaded before you come through the door.
We always have a number of ‘drawings’ and ‘raffles’ for nice equipment and perhaps a quality gun or knife. We are also beginning to see ‘vendors offering survival gear’, freeze-dried food, solar equipment, and emergency supplies. This is a family friendly show so bring mom and the kids and come on in for a weekend of fun for everyone; see you there!
August 31, 2013
This isn’t the first time that our government has labeled liberty minded patriots as being radical. In 2009 The Department of Homeland Security issued a report entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence and Recruitment” which can be viewed here http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwing.pdf. This report claims that anyone who believes in the constitution or the Bible is a potential terrorist. It also claims that veterans pose a threat to homeland security and that gun owners are right wing radicals. Never mind that the perpetrators of all the recent mass shootings have been left wingers, law abiding gun owners are the real threat.
July 28, 2012
Concealed Weapons Carrier Saves Others From Stabbings at Salt Lake City, Utah Grocery Store!
By Clash Daily / 27 July 2012
Another victory against thugs who think they can intimidate the American Public! If stories like these would be reported far and wide, we would see the already lowered crime rates take a drastic plunge in our nation.
We honor the citizen who uses his responsibility to protect his own life and the lives of others around him. Thank you!
How can anti-gun people not comprehend the simple facts…without gun toting, responsible American citizens, there might have been more than the two people who were injured if no one would have intervened before the police got there.
“By the time officers arrived the suspect had been subdued by employees and shoppers. Police had high praise for gun carrying man who ended the hysteria.”
Read more at abc4.com
July 15, 2012
Gun shop veto draws legal fight
County changed rules as business tried to open
The latest location where the Second Amendment Foundation has taken its fight against unconstitutional limits on gun ownership is Alameda County, Calif., which changed the rules as three businessmen were trying to open a gun shop.
The Second Amendment Foundation was integral in the landmark McDonald v. Chicago Supreme Court case which determined that the Second Amendment provisions that individuals can have and own weapons applies to states.
That ruling followed a key decision in Washington, D.C., that earlier said the Second Amendment applied to individuals, not just militias.
Since then, the organization has taken on a number of gun restrictions set up by local governments, with the California location the latest flashpoint.
There, the foundation filed a lawsuit recently against the county and its board of supervisors for allegedly violating the constitutional rights of three businessmen by wrongfully denying them permits to open a gun shop.
The foundation was joined by the Calguns Foundation, California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees and businessmen John Teixeira, Steve Nobriga and Gary Gamaza.
They are represented by attorneys Donald Kilmer of San Jose and Jason Davis of Rancho Santa Margarita.
“The facts in this case are outrageous,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. “In the fall of 2010, Gamaza, Nobriga and Teixeira formed a business partnership with the intention of opening a gun store in Alameda County. When they began the process of getting permits to open their shop, they were advised of a requirement that gun stores not be located within 500 feet of any school, liquor store or residence.”
He said they carefully measured and found the location they had picked for their plans was “well beyond the 500-foot limit.”
However, “Then the county changed the measurement requirements,” he said.
The lawsuit explains the county also allowed an objection to the shop to be filed even though the deadline had passed, and even though the West County Board of Zoning Adjustments had voted to approve a conditional use permit and allow the gun store to operate.
“It is clear from the county board of supervisors’ behavior that they have gone out of their way to prevent three businessmen from opening a gun store in their jurisdiction,” Gottlieb stated. “This is a violation of their rights of equal protection and due process under the Fourteenth Amendment, and cannot be allowed to stand.”
He continued, “Social bigotry is bad enough when practiced by the media and the gun prohibition lobby, but when it becomes the official policy of an elected government panel, it then becomes necessary, if not imperative, for the courts to intervene.”
The foundation also recently argued a pair of California cities and the state’s Department of Justice improperly confiscated firearms during investigations and then refused to return them to their owners – even after the subjects of the inquiries were cleared.
That case is on behalf of gun owners Douglas Churchill and Peter Lau, and alleges the cities are engaging in “deliberate theft of personal property.”
“We saw this sort of property theft following Hurricane Katrina,” Gottlieb recalled in a statement, “and we took that case to federal court and won. Government agencies simply cannot seize private property and refuse to give it back by playing bureaucratic games.”
Gene Hoffman, chairman of the Calguns Foundation, which has also joined the case, explains, “Law-abiding Californians should not be forced to seek out expensive legal representation just to get back what is rightfully theirs in the first place.”
According to court documents, Lau’s firearms were confiscated by the Oakland Police Department when authorities were investigating his brother’s suicide. Eventually, his guns were returned, all except one rifle the police deemed an “assault weapon.” Lau’s attorneys dispute the classification.
Churchill’s firearms were confiscated by the San Francisco Police Department in January 2011 as part of an investigation, but the district attorney dismissed charges less than a month later. Nonetheless, police refuse to return seven of Churchill’s weapons – including a Remington .22-caliber rifle and a Winchester 20-gauge shotgun.
“What the police departments are doing is a deliberate theft of personal property, and they know it,” added Gottlieb. “Our partners at the Calguns Foundation have properly argued that this is inexcusable, and they are right.”
Names as defendants in the case are the cities of Oakland and San Francisco and their respective police departments, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the state’s Department of Justice. The case is currently before the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California.
Other cases the SAF has handled in recent months:
- SAF sued the state of California over a “vague” gun ban over a case in which a man twice was jailed and then cleared. The focal point is the definition of an “assault weapon.” The statute’s definition of weapons is so “vague and ambiguous,” the group contends, that one man was arrested on two different occasions for violations but ultimately cleared of any wrongdoing. “It’s an insult to be arrested once for violating a law that is so vague and ambiguous that law enforcement officers cannot tell the difference between what is and what is not a legal firearm under this statute,” said Gottlieb, “but to be arrested and jailed twice for the same offense is an outrage.”
- In New York, the organization has asked for a summary judgment that would strike New York City’s $340 triennial fee for just owning a handgun. The legal brief explains that under U.S. Supreme Court rulings “the right to keep a handgun in the home for self-defense is a part of the ‘core’ of the Second Amendment’s protections.” The case, brought by SAF, the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association and individuals including an electrical contractor, a paramedic, CPA and woodworker, argues, “The city’s $340 fee is inherently prohibitive and serves the impermissible purpose of discouraging the exercise of constitutional rights. While the city can charge a nominal fee to defray costs, the $340 fee is not nominal, and has never been calculated to defray costs.”
- The organization has sued New Jersey and officials and judges over procedures that allowed them to refuse firearms permits for a kidnap victim, a man who carries large amounts of cash for his business and a civilian FBI employee who fears attacks from radical Islamists. The permissions were denied on the grounds people had not shown a “justifiable need.” “Law-abiding New Jersey citizens have been arbitrarily deprived of their ability to defend themselves and their families for years under the state’s horribly crafted laws,” said an SAF spokesman. “The law grants uncontrolled discretion to police chiefs and other public officials to deny license applications even in cases where the applicant has shown a clear and present danger exists.”
- The SAF filed a case on behalf of an honorably discharged veteran from the Vietnam War and names as defendants Attorney General Eric Holder and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of Jefferson Wayne Schrader. The question is whether the state of Maryland can deprive an individual of the right to possess a weapon over a misdemeanor. Schrader had been convicted of misdemeanor assault relating to a fight involving a man who previously had assaulted him in Annapolis. But he was denied the opportunity to receive a shotgun as a gift or to purchase a handgun for personal protection.
- SAF filed a claim against Maryland for a man who alleged the state was violating the Second Amendment by refusing to renew his handgun permit. Raymond Woollard originally was issued a carry permit after a man broke into his home during a family event in 2002. Woollard’s permit was renewed in 2005 after the defendant in the case was released from prison. But state officials later refused to renew the permit, even though the intruder now lives some three miles from Woollard.
- SAF sued Westchester County, N.Y., because officials there were requiring that residents have a “good cause” to ask for a handgun permit. The federal lawsuit alleges the requirement conflicts with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Second Amendment establishes a personal right to “keep and bear arms.” Individual plaintiffs in the case are Alan Kachalsky and Christina Nikolov, both Westchester County residents whose permit applications were denied.
Government to deploy laser-based ‘molecular strip-search’ devices across airports and roadside checkpoints
July 12, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles…)
(NaturalNews) Within the next two years, a spooky, powerful and invisible new technology will be deployed by the U.S. government that can instantly scan and identify every molecule on your body or person: the cocaine residue on your dollar bills, prescription drugs in your purse, marijuana in your pocket and even trace powder residue from your practice session at the gun range.
And it can detect all this invisibly, silently, from a range of 50 meters away.
“New Homeland Security Laser Scanner Reads People At Molecular Level” declares a CBS News headline (http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/07/11/new-homeland-security-laser…). “The scanner is called the Picosecond Programmable Laser. The device works by blasting its target with lasers which vibrate molecules that are then read by the machine that determine what substances a person has been exposed to. This could be Semtex explosives to the bacon and egg sandwich they had for breakfast that morning.”
Government to log every chemical on your body
These laser detection devices are slated to be widely deployed across airports, roadside checkpoints, sports stadiums and anywhere else the government wants to surveil the public. Data collected by these devices can even be tagged to your identity so that the government compiles a database of which chemicals were detected on you at each location, for each day of your life.
This information, of course, can then be used by the government to target people they call “terrorists” — anyone who believes in liberty, the Constitution, the founding fathers or limited government. Once nationwide gun confiscation orders are handed down from Washington, these scanning devices can be used to detect trace levels of gunpowder on people merely strolling through a public place. If you’re carrying ammunition or have recently practiced with firearms, you’ll be flagged, tagged and dragged into the very secret military prisons expanded by President Obama under the National Defense Authorization Act which nullifies due process and the Bill of Rights. (http://www.naturalnews.com/034537_NDAA_Bill_of_Rights_Obama.html)
Into pot instead of guns? Your days of carrying some Mary Jane are over, too, as the government can detect traces of THC on your clothing, hands or facial skin from fifty meters away. It’s not limited to marijuana, either: this device can detect and catalog your use of any recreational drugs, including cocaine, heroin, ecstasy or anything.
Not into abusing drugs? Never worry: the government can instantly know what prescription drugs you’re using, too. The laser scanning device can catalog what prescription medications you’re on and tag your profile with this data. It may even be used against you in court someday — if you’re even allowed your day in court anymore.
You’ll be chemically naked at all checkpoints
As Gizmodo reports: (http://gizmodo.com/5923980/the-secret-government-laser-that-instantly…)
The technology is so incredibly effective that, in November 2011, its inventors were subcontracted by In-Q-Tel to work with the US Department of Homeland Security. In-Q-Tel is a company founded “in February 1999 by a group of private citizens at the request of the Director of the CIA and with the support of the U.S. Congress.” According to In-Q-Tel, they are the bridge between the Agency and new technology companies.
Their plan is to install this molecular-level scanning in airports and border crossings all across the United States. The official, stated goal of this arrangement is to be able to quickly identify explosives, dangerous chemicals, or bioweapons at a distance.
The machine is ten million times faster — and one million times more sensitive — than any currently available system. That means that it can be used systematically on everyone passing through airport security, not just suspect or randomly sampled people.
Laser scanner penetrates clothing, can even detect chemistry inside your body
If reports are to be believed, this technology can even penetrate clothing and skin, detecting chemical inside your body. On the positive side, this could be a miraculous medical diagnostic device capable of, for example, instantly detecting your level of vitamin D or magnesium. But it won’t be used that way, of course. Instead of empowering the People, this technology will be used to enslave them.
In an instant, even without your knowledge, this device will be able to determine what you ate for breakfast, whether you’re ovulating, whether you have cancer, how long ago you consumed alcohol, and even how much adrenaline is currently pumping through your veins. Everything about you will be scanned, tracked and logged by the government, then combined with your search engine logs, web surfing habits, mobile phone text records, grocery purchasing habits, credit card records and everything else they have on you to create a total police state profile of your psychology and behavior.
This information will, of course, be used against you to expand the power of the state while crushing independence and liberty. Such is the pattern of all new technology: Spy drones, robotics, nanotech, the internet and so on.
The technology can also be used to selectively arrest and prosecute almost anyone for “possession of cocaine.” How? As U.S. court cases have already proven, there is no threshold for drugs below which you cannot be arrested for possession. Thus, even carrying a trace speck of cocaine — which exists on all currency — can get you arrested and charged with possession. Since everybody has traces of cocaine on their cash (and on their hands), this technology can be used to selectively arrest and prosecute anyone the government wishes to “put away,” even for political reasons. All it takes is a single cocaine molecule on your person and you’re flagged as a criminal.
Even CBS news acknowledges the technology could be used by “Big Brother,” although they don’t explore the horrifying implications of it. Imagine the government knowing your entire biochemistry in an instant, covertly and remotely. They could theoretically even detect who avoids GMOs, fluoride and vaccines, thereby flagging “food freedom terrorists” who deliberately avoid being poisoned by the criminal corporate mafia.
The uses of this technology are endless. And so is its potential for abuse by a mafia police state government that respects no human rights, no law and nothing from the U.S. Constitution.