ISRA Thursday Bulletin For April 27, 2017

Donald Trump Wins
Donald Trump Wins

Illinois State Rifle Association

USA -( Last Thursday, at the joint news conference with President Trump and the Italian Premier, the story was breaking regarding an attack in Paris, which killed one policemen and wounded two others.

The President noted that it looked like another terrorist attack. NBC and its sister camp follower network, MSNBC, wondered if the President knew something more. I hate to tell NBC and MSNBC, but anyone who saw the coverage figured out what happened in a millisecond.

I suggest that they look for a job that they are more qualified for. Car washes are hiring this time of year.

As the first 100 days of the Trump Administration slip into history, pro-gun people all know the shining star accomplishment for us is the appointment of Neil Gorsuch as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Before we all climb on a nice flat rock somewhere and start basking in the nice warm sun, we better realize there is much yet to do.

One such example is the filling of 126 vacant federal judgeships. These vacancies are causing a backlog of cases, some of which need to move to the United States Supreme Court. These vacancies need to be filled with pro Second Amendment judges as soon as possible.

The lower federal courts provide the “farm team” for future Supreme Court Justices. It is important that we get the best rulings on the record.

We just got done with “Shot Heard Round the World Day,” celebrating King George’s failed attempt to disarm American colonists (which did not work out so well for him, if you recall). Despots have always tried to disarm those who opposed them, for their own benefit. The British got away with it in India, Hitler did it in Germany, and on and on it goes.

Of course, not everyone is disarmed. The dictator du jour makes sure his supports are armed. Right now, the Venezuelan dictator, Maduro, is busy disarming citizens and arming some 400,000 of his supporters in his new militia, to protect Venezuela from “imperialism”.

Ordinary citizens cannot own firearms there, which is probably why that country’s murder rate makes Chicago’s pale by comparison. If you own or want to start a new brown shirt factory this may be an opportunity for you – deja vu all over again.

Tonight, the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia will kick off with the National Friends of the NRA Dinner. This is always a great event that features things that most of us can only dream about, but are still fun to see up close.

Over the next three days, I expect 70,000 plus of the faithful to make their annual pilgrimage to see the sights and rub shoulders with their like-minded brothers and sisters. They will come from near and far. The main attraction is President Donald Trump’s address at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on Friday.

Last year, President Trump received his first major endorsement from the NRA at the Annual Meeting. President Trump will be the first President to speak since Ronald Regan in 1983. I remember the main stream media scoffing at the NRA endorsement.

Today, they are still licking their wounds. It is a good thing they have forked tongues, that way they can cover two wounds in one lick.

The exhibit hall will be packed with the latest in firearms, optics, holsters, gadgets and gizmos of every shape, size and description. When most people leave the exhibit, they are salivating like one of Pavlov’s dogs, myself included. Ahh, to win the lottery!

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