E-mail message From: jmtomes@(jmtomes) Date: Fri, Feb 16, 2007, 8:20pm To: "Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@webtv.net Subject: Three stories ___ In the past five days I've had three fascinating stories told to me._ I'd like to share them._ The first was an e-mail I got from one of our Patriots who lives up in New Richmond, Indiana. _ ___ He's been on this e-mail list since participating in the Appleseed Shoot we had here in Evansville last April._ He was writing about his trip to Massachusetts to the Smith and Wesson facility._ He took a handgun training_ session in their public indoor range._ He said it was a nice experience, but he discovered something that has changed his life. _ ___ While shooting some of the many different S&W guns available for rental, one of the range masters mentioned how he wished he could own one of the particular guns that S&W makes._However, Massachusetts state law prohibits private ownership of some of the guns made there. _ ___ That revelation was enough to prompt my friend to join the NRA, GOA and the JPFO when he got back to the sanctuary of Indiana. _ ___ A few days ago another fellow Patriot who lives a few miles from us called and was explaining something that happened to his fellow worker, who works with him at the_General Electric plant here at Mt. Vernon. _ ___ This co-worker, resident of Indiana, is a nurse in her mid 50's._ She is a widow of two years._ One of her sons is a police officer._ Her kids convinced her to purchase a handgun because she travels alone with her job._ She attended a three day_tactical handgun training course in Ohio and received a certification. _ ___ She_apparently is_well qualified with her $1400.00 Kimber to know how to use it._ Recently on a trip to Vermont, a trip she has made three times before, she encountered a situation that will forever change her life. _ ___ She checked the gun in at the airport in Evansville with her other luggage according to TSA rules._ The gun was unloaded in a double locked case and the ammo was in the original box in another locked case. _ ____According to her when she arrived at the Albany N.Y. airport the Albany sheriff's department inside the airport pulled her out of line waiting to pick up her luggage. _ ___ She was taken into a room and searched by two female police officers, photographed, fingerprinted and had to post bail.__After missing her connecting flight she was allowed to return to the Northwest Airline ticket counter to get another ticket for another flight._ After purchasing the ticket she was then taken to another room and again_searched by two female officers. _ ___ She's been told that her gun would be destroyed and she now has a March_court date to appear in an Albany court._ She is looking for legal counsel._ _ ___ I'm hoping to get this unfortunate lady to come to one of our meetings._ ____ ___ Story three._ I just got back from a visit to my local gun shop._ While we were talking and solving world issues this fellow came in to leave a flyer._ This guy was driving an oil rig truck and he lives in Illinois._ He was fit to be tied about what the flyer was about. _ ___ According to the handout Cook County (Chicago) Illinois had passed a ban on pump and semi auto shotguns._ Owners of these terrible guns had until Feb.12 to get them out of the area._ The flyer mentioned there was going to be busses chartered on March 14th to go to Springfield, Ill. to protest. _ ___ This fellow is facing the reality of moving out of the state._ I personally know several people who live in that hostile gun state._ It's unfortunate, though running away to another gun friendly state like Indiana might be the first instinct, I think it would be better to stay and fight._ The question is how many would fight._ According to him, not enough. _ _ ___ These stories are real._ For many who live here in Indiana these are lessons they feel they will never have to learn. But I say they are fools._ It could happen here in the time it takes one General Assembly to convene. _ ___ We in the 2nd Amendment Patriots know too well that while many have intentions of STAYING UNITED, having the fortitude to stay in the fight for the long haul is just a little more than some are willing to commit to. _ ___ When I was young I thought as an American, I was an American no matter what state I was in._ Judging by the three examples I just presented it's obvious that we have different levels of citizenship._ Some of us enjoy 10 Bill Of Rights, tattered as they are._ Others have less than ten._ Who's next?_ How far will it go? _ ___ For 9 years Margie and I along with group of dedicated fellow Americans have hoped to inspire and encourage folks to come alive and make a stand for Liberty._ Sometimes it seems as the efforts put forth have only generated a small ripple in a_giant lake. _ ___ Just hoping to hold ground is not an option._ If you REALLY believe in staying free, then you better be willing to apply yourself. _ ___ See you at our Patriot meeting, _ ___ Jim and Margie 2nd Amendment Patriots STAY UNITED www.2ndamendmentpatriots.org Wanna kill these ads? 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