There’s a parable that expertly taps into our human psychology. It goes something like this:
A frog was placed into a pot of water over a stove. The stove was set on “Low” — and the water heated up very s-l-o-w-l-y. Oblivious to the danger, the frog was happily content to stay in the pot. Occasionally, the frog would grumble about the pot getting a tad hot but quickly got accustomed to the warmer temperature. And so, the water got hotter and hotter. But the frog stayed put because he got used to the heat — until, suddenly, the water reached boiling point. Horrified, the frog finally realized his perilous condition. He struggled to leap out. Alas, he had become so weakened he could no longer escape….
The boiling frog parable both describes and explains how Americans became lulled to the progressive systematic socialization of our economy and the progressive systematic engorgement of our government.
The boiling frog is also the method that the Obama administration is using regarding our Second Amendment right to bear arms.
A message from Conservative Actions Alert
The federal government wants to BAN HUNTING and TARGET PRACTICE on public lands! Yes, the most anti-gun President wants to impose LIMITS on your firearms!
Barack Obama continues to DEFY the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution! The current administration is trying to make it very DIFFICULT for recreational shooters, maybe such as yourself.
We must fight this new federal over-reach, gun-control rules and regulations!
Administration officials say they are concerned about the potential clash between gun owners and encroaching urban populations who like to use the same land for hiking and dog walking.
Yes, the Obama administration wants to BAR YOU from MILLIONS of acres of target practice under new rules drafted by the Interior Department.
Frank Jenks, a natural resource specialist with the U.S. Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (which oversees 245 million acres!), says: “It’s not so much a safety issue. It’s a social conflict issue.” I am wondering what planet he is from!!
Sources say that if the administration’s policy is approved, some public access to Bureau lands to hunters would also be limited, potentially reducing areas for deer, elk and bear hunters, especially in the West—600,000 acres in Arizona alone!
Don’t let one more liberal bureaucrat tell you where you can target practice!! Fax now to support the two bills before Congress!
Please CLICK HERE to FAX every Member of the U.S. Congress to make sure that “Sports Shooters” can target practice on federal lands. We support H.R. 3440 and H.R. 3065, which will help to preserve public lands for recreational use. Urge Congress to Co-Sponsor both important, Second Amendment-saving bills!
Here are two powerful pieces of federal legislation that you must urge Members of Congress to sponsor and support:
- H.R. 3065. U.S. Representative Heath Shuler, joined by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and 54 cosponsors, introduced bipartisan legislation that would help states construct and maintain safe public shooting ranges. H.R. 3065, the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, would allow states flexibility to allocate a greater proportion of their federal wildlife funds to create accessible recreational shooting facilities.
- H.R. 3440. The Recreational Shooting Protection Act. Introduced by Rep. Jeff Flake, this bill currently has 27 co-sponsors. Rep. Flake describes: “Banning recreational shooting sports on public lands is yet another example of the Administration’s bureaucratic overreach. (This bill) will ensure that Congress exercises appropriate oversight over the BLM’s proposed closures.”
Last year, the Bureau of Land Management closed over 400,000 acres of public lands in three states to sports shooting!
Here is the key BLM statement that could directly affect YOU:
“When the authorized officer determines that a site or area on BLM-managed lands used on a regular basis for recreational shooting is creating public disturbance, or is creating risk to other persons on public lands; is contributing to the defacement, removal or destruction of natural features, native plants, cultural resources, historic structures or government and/or private property; is facilitating or creating a condition of littering, refuse accumulation and abandoned personal property is violating existing use restrictions, closure and restriction orders, or supplementary rules notices, and reasonable attempts to reduce or eliminate the violations by the BLM have been unsuccessful, the authorized officer will close the affected area to recreational shooting.”
That’s right! Shooters, like yourself and your friends, are being “held hostage” by the Obama anti-gun administration. You are being held to a much higher safety standard than other users of public lands, such as ATV riders, for example.