At Page Nine, The Uninvited Ombudsman reports that Train Me Kansas is up and running.
We used a lot of material from your Train Me Arizona site and I sincerely appreciate you authorizing us to do that! It saved me from having to write a lot of copy and gave us an excellent model to develop our site and program from. [Nothing would be better than to have any of these ideas that are worthy spread; no need to reinvent the wheel, and gain extra power through built-in recognition and awareness. Alan.]
Constitutional Carry Gives Birth to TrainMeKansas!
TrainMeArizona Plan Spreads to Kansas!
The lamestream media told you:
A lot of misinformation: “news” reporting on the bill was typically horrendous.
Ms. Stoneking reports: “Some reported we had passed open carry — Kansas has always been an open carry state (statehood was in 1861). Some said now felons could carry guns — uh duh, no. Some were talking how now we could drive around in our cars with a concealed gun with no permit — uh, we already could do that as long as it wasn’t concealed on our person. Basically just the fear mongering, Kansas will turn into the “wild west”, there will be shoot outs, police won’t know who the bad guys are — all the usual BS they say every time we pass a gun bill that expands freedom.”
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
It’s the BITS (blood in the streets) paranoia and she’s right, we encounter it every time. This is a fundamental failing of the journalism profession. My colleagues act out on their obvious fears and spread their own terror where research and reporting should go, grossly misleading their audiences.
They get it wrong, fail to observe evidence in every case, endanger civil rights, public safety and serious legislation. They should be reprimanded or replaced, but never are. The system insulates itself from correction and attacks its critics or goes into denial instead. They deny this. It’s a prime example of hoplophobic behavior — but the medical community argues that our definitions are faulty. OK. You explain it: they get it wrong, irrationally, every time, the same way. A paranoid reaction specific to guns and the right to bear arms by their fellow citizens.
Kansas State Rifle Assn. president and lobbyist Patricia Stoneking reports:
“Train Me Kansas is growing exponentially. I’m very pleased! Our new Constitutional Carry law goes into effect July 1, 2015 so right now I’m working hard to educate people about what it really means.
“Right after the bill (SB45) cleared the last hurdle I rushed home from the statehouse and I launched Train Me Kansas! I had everything ready to go so all I had to do was make it public. You would not believe the response! It has been literally phenomenal! Listing submissions are pouring in!
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