The Uninvited Ombudsman Report - No. 15

Taken from this week’s “Page Nine” Alan Korwin’s “The uninvited Ombudsman Report”

1. The lamestream media told you:
The nation's newest light-rail system, scheduled to debut in 2008, will use unarmed police to deter crime. "Transit officials say light rail is safe," according to reporter Sean Holstege on Sep. 25, 2006, even though the system is not operating yet.
"Metro [the system operator] will have a visible, well-trained transit-security force," according to spokeswoman Marty McNeil. "Metro is also going to invest in the latest and best security devices," she says, which will not include any firearms for police officers.
"Light-rail foes cite federal crime statistics that suggest light rail has more crime than any other form of mass transit," the Arizona Republic article continues, but this will be combated with clear "sight lines, emergency phones, intercoms, alarms, lots of lights, and surveillance systems," plus a large number of officers and fare checkers in uniforms.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Commuters were shocked to learn today that public officials have decided to disarm police responsible for safety on crime-plagued light rail, scheduled to start running in the nation's fifth largest city in 2008.
"They have no legitimate authority to disarm anyone, but somehow figure it's OK to disarm police stationed to protect the public. It's just unmitigated gall, and plain stupid," says one observer familiar with the plans. In the first six months of the year, Phoenix police statistics show 1,349 crimes per 100,000 people, with 866 of these along the light-rail route. (With more than 3 million people, the Phoenix stats should be multiplied by 30.)
In an ironic twist, a new law in Arizona requires government agencies to allow people to keep possession of their personal firearms, unless safe and secure storage is provided near entry and exit points. Unless Metro plans to require riders to check their guns in and out of the train cars, people will be better prepared to protect police officers than the other way around.
Libertarian commentators say this is actually quite a refreshing state of affairs for a change.
4. The lamestream media told you:

"James Bond's return steals the buzz of Hollywood's big season," says David Germain, the Associated Press movie critic. Daniel Craig becomes the sixth actor to play Bond, with major changes to the character. He is younger, not yet the womanizer he will become, actually falls in love, "and gets his heart stomped on," in Casino Royale, the next in the series of James Bond flicks.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
In almost unspeakable hypocrisy, if true, the sixth actor chosen to play James Bond hates guns, a point that has been all over the web but not addressed in any lamestream reports. Craig has not been seen at a shooting range, and though he handles guns in the movie, they are all fakes.

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8. The lamestream media told you:
"Gunfire plagues school in slums," reports Harold Olmos for the AP on 9/10/06, from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. "Rise in gun violence underscores concerns," adds Michael Sniffen of the AP, on 9/11/06, writing from Washington D.C. Back-to-back reports remind the public of the horrors of guns in civilian hands, and lament that more cannot be done to curb the senseless violence. Most other crime in the U.S. is at a 32-year low.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
While almost no one died from civilian gunfire over a recent two-day period, wire reports focused on those rare shootings while ignoring the thousands of people who lost their lives to gunfire from government operatives around the world.
Democide, or death by official government forces, has long been known to be the leading cause of civilian death, but is generally unreported, or categorized blandly as strife, tragedy or civil unrest.
Brazil was attacked recently by power brokers worldwide, who sought to disarm the public during a referendum on gun ownership. A grassroots effort soundly defeated the measure, which would have left criminals and the military heavily armed, while turning the populace into a defenseless rabble.
The effort to disarm Brazilians is apparently still intact, with the Associated Press leading the charge with stories of heartbreaking tragedies in shantytowns of the downtrodden poor. The AP does admit that most of the gunfire is between the police and drug gangs. Citizens are used to slum violence, the reporter says.
Reports of guns being used for their primary purposes, protection and defense against crime, have not been made.
The severe lamestream-news bias against firearms is well documented and discussed in detail in "The Bias Against Guns," by Professor John Lott, available through Bloomfield Press.

In Memoriam -- Col. Jeff Cooper
God speed Colonel

Forwarded to The Uninvited Ombudsman
Earlier today, 9/25/06, Col. John Dean "Jeff" Cooper passed on from complications arising from an earlier stroke and heart attack.
His impact on the world of shooting was enormous. He is often referred to as "The Father of The Modern Techniques of Shooting," and he helped found the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC), serving as the founding chairman and first president.
Jeff also founded the American Pistol Institute, called "Gunsite," in Paulden, Ariz., and through the school popularized what are now commonly known as "the four rules of firearms safety," and the "color codes" for alertness and situational response. His book, "Principles of Personal Defense," is a stark standout in the field, not for the squeamish.
Jeff had 86 years on this earth; 70 or so as a shooter, and about 20 as a Marine. You can't sum up a life like that with a few sentences, but there's one quote that represents him quite well. When asked if violence did not simply beget more violence, Colonel Cooper responded, "It is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure -- and in some cases I have -- that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy."
Semper Fi Marine
Read about Jeff in his hometown newspaper:
Note: When Jeff came to speak at our Gun Rights and Safety Forum in 2001, he summed up the anti-rights efforts to lock up guns "for safety" in a piece of off-the-cuff wisdom I shall never forget, "A gun that's safe isn't worth anything." Alan.

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