Save the Saratoga Springs Gun Show

Kathy Marchione Gun second amendment

For a long time, the NorthEast Arms Collector Association has held an Arms Fair at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

Now the usual suspects want to ban it:

“the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee believes that countless and growing numbers of mass shootings are not just random acts. Rather, these mass murders reflect a broader societal problem. We believe that by promoting the sale of guns, our city is contributing to the problem, and the actions of our City officials and public institutions should address this problem.”

Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen also has said gun shows “no longer fit the vision” of the City Center.

“It’s a different world out there,” said Yepsen. “We don’t want anything negative to happen as a result of a purchase of a firearm here. As a representative of the community, I think there are better uses for our public buildings.”



Kathy Marchione is running for reelection and is doing something about this outrage. Sign the petition to keep the gun show open.

Tom Arnold Answers STSA

Tom Arnold, a gun owner that supports anti-gun measures, famous for Roseanne, has a beef with me.

Tom Arnold nephew suicide

Who gives a crap what gun stores support? Are they above us? I know gun stores that hate constitutional carry because you can’t make money if your customers don’t need a $65 class for a conceal carry license. Furthermore, private sales are going to happen regardless of any law. Furthermore, there are real gun stores at the gun shows, just like there are private citizens. How would painters feel if they could only sell their paintings at art galleries and not at art fairs? That would be ridiculous, it’s the same with guns. we should be able to buy them, carry them, and sell them, anywhere we want, to whoever we want. The 2nd Amendment is very clear about this.

As for terrorists,  I guess Tom Arnold gets a boner every time the TSA gives him a pat down. Tom, some us are not willing to exchange freedom for a false sense of security. I don’t even call it security because there’s no such thing as 100% security no matter what you do. If the terrorist doesn’t use a gun, he’ll use a knife, a truck, a plane, etc.

As for our veterans committing suicide, the fault lies with the VA, not the guns or whatever they’re using. If a veteran needs help, he’s better going to a private psychologist than waiting for the VA to find him someone.

Whatever Tom, I get your angry about your nephew commuting suicide, I get you want someone to pay for that. Unfortunately, the only person that can pay for that is already dead. The trigger did not pull itself, your nephew pulled the trigger. I had a cousin killed by a drunk driver, yet you don’t see me demanding alcohol control, truck control, bar control, or joining M.A.D.D.


Thugs Rarely Use Guns

Sneaky Pete Holsters Victim

There’s a new anti-gun group that I won’t bother to mention by name, because they don’t deserve the publicity. Let’s just say they’re connected to the Pulse shooting.

They have the usual anti-gun demands: “universal” background checks, “assault” weapon bans, etc. Again, they’re boring like all gun control groups.

What they don’t realize is that the average hate crime doesn’t take place with a gun, let’s look at a few examples:

Charles O. Howard (January 31, 1961 – July 7, 1984) was an American murder victim in Bangor, Maine in 1984. As Howard and a male companion, Roy Ogden, were walking down the street, three teenagers, Shawn I. Mabry, age 16, James Francis Baines, age 15, and Daniel Ness, age 17, harassed Howard for being gay. The youths chased the pair, yelling homophobic epithets, until they caught Howard and threw him over the State Street Bridge into the Kenduskeag Stream, despite his pleas that he could not swim. He drowned, but his friend escaped and pulled a fire alarm. Charlie Howard’s body was found by rescue workers several hours later.

Roy Blackman
Police investigating the death of a 73-year-old at his home in Biddenden are treating the case as murder after a post-mortem revealed he died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries.

Armando Barron
A 22-year-old [Black] man was charged Wednesday with attempted murder and a hate crime after police say he beat a man in Rialto with a baseball bat out of a desire to hurt someone who is not African American.
About 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jeremiah Bell encountered 54-year-old Armando Barron and struck him several times in the head with a bat, according to Sgt. Paul Stella of the Rialto Police Department.

Consider that if I Google “hate crime, baseball bat” I get about 547,000 results. However, if I search “hate crime, gun” I only get About 85,700 results.

So why aren’t guns used in hate crimes enough? Simple, the objective of a hate crime is to cause maximum pain. Consider the Neo-Nazi “boot party.” Even the anti-gun ADL admits boots can be weapons: “…wearing steel-toed workboots made by Doc Martens or other manufacturers. The boots themselves became weapons used to kick people in fights, leading to the term “boot party,” which refers to incidents in which multiple skinheads together stomp and kick a victim.”

In fact, if you ever see a Neo-Nazi with red laces, you know he has “earned them” by spilling blood. Suffice to say, the hate crime perpetrator is a sadist, if he uses a gun, his victim will die too quickly. Where’s the fun in that? Now don’t think I’m disrespecting the victims, it’s just that to defeat your enemy you must understand him, and I’ve spent a lot of time reading about some of the most dangerous people on earth.

Consider the following example of Neo-Nazi violence:

3 Skinheads Get Maximum for ‘Gay-Bashing’

A judge in Santa Ana on Friday handed three young neo-Nazi skinheads the maximum possible sentences in a “gay-bashing” attack on a man in a Laguna Beach park last summer.

Accusing the three of a “wolf pack” mentality, Superior Court Judge David H. Brickner sentenced Aaron F. Compean, 18, who assaulted the victim with a lead pipe, to 7 years in prison. John M. Moore, 23, was sentenced to 4 years and 8 months for assault and attempted robbery, and Stephen Walther, 18, was sentenced to 4 years.

But the judge said he found the crime “especially offensive because of its wolf-pack modus operandi . . . beating (the victim) seriously for no comprehensible reason.” Brickner told the three, “It’s not your politics that’s being punished here; it’s your behavior.”

All these examples have something in common: unarmed victims, thugs without guns, and thugs attacking in groups. While it’s true that not every hate crime ends in death, consider the psychological trauma of being victimized, not to mention the medical expenses.

That is why minorities and everyone else needs to realize that guns are their best friends, and their only fighting chance against one or many. I don’t care if you do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or are a Navy Seal. You are not unbeatable, there will always be someone stronger than you, but with a gun, you can be the stronger guy regardless of age, weight, and physical ability.

Comment if you know of any hate crimes that were stopped with guns.

FUHRER-EX. Memoirs of a Former Neo-Nazi.