Next Step: Just Make Stuff Up?

posted on May 15, 2015

For more than 90 years, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has been tasked with making surplus U.S. Government firearms available to properly vetted citizens (in a process more rigorous than that for normal purchases) to support general marksmanship and firearms safety. The program has recouped substantial money for the government through its programs, and put firearms of historical interest in the hands of shooters and collectors alike. 

Now, spouting demonstrably false terms like “untraceable” and loosely asserting that they are “popular crime guns,” a supposed Army white paper—although it contains no definitive sourcing references at all—appears ready to sabotage the sale of roughly 100,000 highly collectible M1911 pistols. To the knowledgeable eye, the document has every mark of a “put-up” job, with strange terminology, statistical quasi-facts and crucial omissions.

How like the Huffington Post to forward a shabby, Dan Rather-esque game on the unsuspecting public—and at the expense of liberty.

Latest

The Armed Citizen
The Armed Citizen

The Armed Citizen® June 11, 2024

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Ricky Skaggs Is NRA Country

A life full of music: That’s the story of Ricky Skaggs. His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass.

Honest Advice from a Chicago Dispatcher

Life in Chicago can be rough, and having city leaders that are tougher on law-abiding gun owners than on violent criminals makes it a lot rougher.

NRA Fights California’s Latest Anti-Gun Scheme

California’s latest attack on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans came in the form of an attempt to limit purchases of firearms to one per month. The NRA is fighting back.

The Armed Citizen® June 7, 2024

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Refuse To Be A Victim—More Relevant Than Ever

The NRA Refuse To Be A Victim (RTBAV) program is becoming more and more relevant as time passes.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.