An Open Letter to President Obama

Alan Korwin, Publisher
Bloomfield Press
4848 E. Cactus, #505-440
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

President Barack Obama
The White House
Washington, D.C.

June 19, 2016

Alan Korwin
Alan Korwin

PHOENIX, AZ –-( An open letter to the President of the United States

Re: “Increasingly common public slaughter”

Dear Mr. Obama,

I agree with your recent remarks — it’s terrifying to have all these shootings. I want it to stop as much as you or anyone. And I share your frustration in seeing nothing get done.

What I don’t understand is why you keep trying to do the same things and get blocked.

You know that those plans will meet with fierce resistance. Instead, try something that the community at large might accept, and finally move us ahead. Work both sides.

Stop harping about background checks, with the now tired litany about how it’s so reasonable, yet you can’t even get that.

Well, OK, you can’t. It’s time to accept that. But you don’t seem to know why. The gun owners out here know why.

The shootings would not have been stopped by background checks. It’s the wrong answer to the problem.

It would have affected all of us — and so we resist — but it would not have “done something” about the psychotic murderers we want to stop. Let’s not get into what the proposed bills really proposed, that’s for another day.

So if you want to “do something” with huge grass-roots support and get it done, try promoting gun-safety training and marksmanship in schools. Watch what happens then.

Right now schools are a gaping cavern of ignorance on the subject of guns. Kids think guns are the fun blood bath they see in pop culture. Do something about that.

Work with the firearms community — not against it. We’re your constituency too. Teach gun safety and respect for arms — like 100 million decent gun owners have — instead of leaving the festering ignorance in place. The forbidden fruit of guns –– a word students can’t even voice — can’t be helping.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have the support of 100 million gun owners, instead of banging heads with us all the time?

Teachers, school administrators, their unions, students, most haven’t got a clue about the true role of guns in our lives and culture. Let us educate them. Let there be light.

Prominent doctors have suggested treating guns, which they too understand poorly, as germs and disease. Louis Brandeis framed it well ~ the best disinfectant is a little light.

Encourage gun-safety and marksmanship training for all Americans, to teach respect for this constitutionally protected property. You’ll garner the significant support you seek, and do something to move a culture that has grown inured, as you have so eloquently noted, to something it should not tolerate. Get something done.

It’s a good first step.


Alan Korwin, Author
Gun Laws of America

Alan Korwin is the author of fourteen books, ten of them on gun law, and runs the website His company, Bloomfield Press, is the largest publisher and distributor of gun-law books in the country.

This letter was sent to more than 4,000 news outlets around the country.

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Sal Lentine

Lets face it. OSAMA OBAMA is here for one reason. Destroy the American Way. Think about all the un-American things he has done. But, still the liberal idiots voted for him again. He will cause a civil war.

TSgt B


While I agree with your motives, I cannot and will not agree with the method.

Obama has done more to attack and damage this nation than any “terrorist” could ever dream of. He has attempted to shred our Rights; use our Constitution as so much Charmin; made a joke out of the Rule of Law; and assumed powers normally taken by dictators and tyrants.

There is NOTHING he can do, this side of ritual suicide, that would have my support. It will take tears, if not DECADES, to repair the damage this monster has done to this nation.

Winston Smith

Those who have provided aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States do NOT deserve such efforts… Scorn and Prison is whats called for , not singing Kum bae ya round the campfire. The RINOs need to get that in their agenda as fast as they can or the Republican party will fracture worse than it allready has.


He’ll never have my support. He’s evil. Period.


Mr. Korwin is naïve. Ovomit is not interested in public safety. Ovonit wants obedience through disarmament. And if Ovomit came out and said he supports gun owners I still would not support him. He’s the enemy. Wise up Korwin.


Obama’s only interest in 100 million gun owners is to disarm them. Don’t kid yourself into thinking he wants any kind of cooperation. This is a big joke to him. Don’t waste your time or breath on him.

brian winters

I like your letter but I know many people including my sister a college professor who says that anyone who likes guns is not stable. She includes me in this number.