Saturday, March 9, 2013

Idaho has been Banned

Ban Idaho

via TTAG

More on the Growth of Militia Groups

Further to our post about the Militias. 

Mandatory Gun Ownership Provisions Under Consideration In Communities Across The Country

Mandatory Gun Ownership

Huffington Post

A town of 140 people in western Maine is considering an ordinance making gun ownership mandatory, the latest of a handful of communities nationwide to pass or consider such a rule even though the measures are widely considered unenforceable.

All three members of the Board of Selectmen in Byron favor it, and Head Selectman Anne Simmons-Edmunds said she expects residents to approve it at Monday's town meeting, a New England institution where townspeople vote up or down on municipal proposals.

"We're hoping that the town will get on board with us but will accept whatever the town wants," Simmons-Edmunds said Friday.

Communities from Idaho to Georgia have been inspired to "require" or recommend their residents arm themselves ever since a gunman killed 26 youngsters and educators Dec. 14 in a school in Newtown, Conn., and raised fears among gun owners about an impending restriction on Second Amendment rights.
I wish I had a dollar for every time one of the gun-rights fanatics said they don't demand that we own a gun if we don't want to. I guess that's another one of their claims that turns out to be untrue.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

Murder Suicide in Arizona Restaurant

Local news reports

Authorities say two people died in a shooting at a shopping center in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday evening.

The shooting reportedly took place just before 6 p.m. at Vietnamese restaurant Phu Thanh.

Officials said a man and a woman died from wounds incurred during the shooting, and another person suffered a gunshot wound to the hip. A third was trampled trying to get out of the restaurant.

According to, the incident is apparently a murder-suicide case.

Now, I admit this could have been a gangland execution followed by intense remorse and suicide. But, more likely it was a lawful gun owner practicing Constitutional Carry who just cracked.

What do you think?  Please leave a comment, but please no lectures about not enough evidence to know anything.  I'm asking what you THINK.

The Cannibal Cop, Gilberto Valle

ABC reports

Valle, of Forest Hills, Queens, was charged last year with one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, according to a federal criminal complaint, as well as using the National Crime Information Center database to access unauthorized data. He was arrested after his wife allegedly discovered evidence of his intended cannibalism on his computer.

Kathleen Mangan-Valle, 27, was the government’s first witness in her husband’s trial. She told the jury she fled the family’s home with their 1-year-old daughter after she became aware of  his plans.
A federal complaint alleges that Valle exchanged electronic messages with an unnamed co-conspirator “about kidnapping, cooking and eating body parts of [Victim 1].” Prosecutors say that one of the women Valle allegedly discussed eating matches the description of his wife.
Authorities allege that in addition to conspiring to kidnap “Victim 1,” he had discussed plans to “kidnap, rape, torture, kill, cook and eat body parts of a number of women.” He is accused of creating computer files pertaining to “at least 100 women and containing at least one photograph of each woman.”
Let me guess, Orlin, the government hater and Greg, TS and Retired Mustang, the gun-rights (and other rights) fanatics, are going to defend this guy because he really hadn't committed a crime yet.

Have at it, boys.

Gregory G. Rodriguez, Host of 'A Rifleman's Journal' Murdered

Gregory G. RodriguezWayne BengstonMurdered: Gregory G. Rodriguez (above), the host of the Sportsman Channel show 'A Rifleman's Journal', has been shot dead by Wayne Bengston (below) as Rodriguez visited his wife late on Thursday night

A man has shot and killed Gregory Rodriguez, the host of The Sportsman Channel show 'A Rifleman's Journal', while the TV personality was visiting the shooter's wife on Thursday night. 

Wayne Bengston, 41, then brutally beat his wife, took his two-year-old son to a relative's house and drove to his home in West Glacier, Montana where he apparently killed himself. 

Rodriguez, whose show documents his journeys to big game hunting destinations across the world, was visiting Bengston's wife at her mother's house in Whitefish, Montana.
Lawful gun owners at their best. One was "visiting" the others wife at night and the other responds with murder and suicide. I'll bet nobody checked if the murderer had a concealed carry permit either,

What do you think?  Please leave a comment.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Elevator Murder Experiment

The Expanding NRA Fear Mongering

Black Panthers

The NRA’s Flip-Flop on African Americans

The NRA's flip flop on African Americans


When the gun control debate focused around black militants taking up arms, the fulcrums were very different. Indeed, both the NRA and President Ronald Reagan spoke against armed citizens when African American men patrolled neighborhoods brandishing firearms in response to racial violence. The Panthers were not the “well-regulated militia” that the white, conservative stalwarts of Second Amendment advocacy had in mind. 

 Hence the hypocrisy now of the gun group appealing to African Americans — invoking the Civil Rights movement — to lobby support against gun regulation. The NRA hired Internet star and gun advocate Colion Noir to feature in a video, posted on YouTube Friday, to appeal to the black community.

NRA Official Richard D'Alauro Lost Guns for Domestic Abuse

Raw Story

The former wife of a top official with the National Rifle Association in New York says that “years of domestic violence” caused a judge to bar the NRA field representative from carrying a gun.

Suffolk County records showed that authorities filed misdemeanor charges against Richard D’Alauro for assault and endangering a child after the incident on Sept. 1, 2010. At the time, police confiscated 39 weapons from the NRA official’s home, including at least 16 handguns.

The former wife said that she had been “too afraid to ever call the police on him” after “years of domestic violence.”

D’Alauro is a “bully” who used the same tactics on her as the NRA uses to intimidate lawmakers, Maribeth D’Alauro explained. 

“A man who has an order of protection against him … is a poor spokesman for the NRA,” Friedman said.
What can one say?  Guns, bullying and intimidation go together like Moe, Larry and Curley.

Bumbling Police Sergeant in Texas Shoots Himself in the Foot During Glock Training

Local news reports

A Round Rock police sergeant is recovering after police say he accidentally shot himself in the foot at a training session this week.

It happened around 1:45 Tuesday afternoon, at the Williamson County fire range.
Sergeant Sean Johnson was taking part in a glock instructor workshop with about 40 people, when he shot himself in the right foot.

He was taken to Seton Williamson in Round Rock, and discharged later that night.

Johnson has been with the department since 2006.

Round Rock police are still investigating the incident.
What the hell is there to investigate? You shoot yourself in the foot, you lose the job and your gun rights.  It's that simple.

What do you think?  Please leave a comment.

Kansas Hidden Criminal Gets 16 Years for Child's Death

The Denver Post

A Kansas man whose gun was used to accidentally kill a 5-year-old boy was sentenced to 16 years in prison Thursday.

In December, 2011, Adam Dean Laham was visiting friends who lived at the Eagle Crest Apartments, in Lakewood, and slept in a room belonging to three children, ages 3, 5 and 6.

Laham, 24, put his Kel-Tech semi-automatic handgun on a box he was using as a nightstand in the bedroom.

On the morning of Dec. 23, the adults were in the living room and the children went into their room to play video games.

Family and friends told a Wichita, Kan., television station in 2011 that the adults heard a shot and ran into the bedroom. They found the 3-year-old still holding the gun. He had shot his older brother at point-blank range.

Later, police found numerous guns inside the apartment, all loaded, all with a round in the chamber.
Laham pleaded guilty In Jefferson County District Court last November to negligent child abuse resulting in death. While on bond awaiting sentencing, he was arrested three times on drug and gun charges in Kansas and Arkansas, according to the District Attorney's office.

Prior to the incident, he qualified as a lawful gun owner. Isn't that a hoot? Is it any wonder why we don't trust gun owners to act responsibly?

The problem is obvious.  A large percentage of so-called lawful gun owners are guys like this who have yet to sustain their first felony conviction.  Because of the gun-rights fanatics' efforts, led by the NRA and gun manufacturers, these hidden criminals have all the rights and privileges as everyone else.

The solution is obvious. The rights of all gun owners need to be infringed a little bit more.  That doesn't mean they can't own guns, that simply means they need to be better qualified and more strictly regulated. And, as importantly, when they do something wrong with a gun, they need to lose their gun rights entirely.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Meaning of "Bear Arms" and "Shall Not Be Infringed"

via Dan at Now I Know

The Mark 15 hydrogen bomb, pictured above is a thermonuclear bomb weighing a relatively light 7,600 pounds. It is roughly twelve feet long and three feet in diameter. Like most nuclear weapons, it can cause a great deal of destruction upon its detonation. Unlike most nuclear weapons, we managed to lose one.

Maryland About to Abolish Capital Punishment


Maryland's Senate voted on Wednesday to repeal the state's death penalty, putting it on a path to becoming the 18th state to abolish executions.

The Senate voted 27 to 20 to repeal the law, according to a legislative spokesperson. The bill next goes to the state House of Delegates, where supporters believe they have enough votes for it to pass.

The measure would likely be signed by Governor Martin O'Malley, who opposes capital punishment.
Maryland's last execution was in 2005.

Maryland is among 33 states with a death penalty, according to Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center.

Anti-Government Militias

Demonstrators pray during a pro-gun rally at the main entrance to the Georgia State Capitol on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Groups have been staging similar rallies across the country to protest gun restrictions.
USA Today

Radical anti-government "patriot" groups and militias, galvanized against gun control, will continue to grow even as the number of groups operating in the USAreached an all-time high in 2012, a report Tuesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center finds.

The center tracked 1,360 radical militias and anti-government groups in 2012, an eightfold increase over 2008, when it recorded 149 such groups. The explosive growth began four years ago, sparked by the election of President Obama and anger about the poor economy, the center says. That growth is likely to continue as the groups recruit more members with a pro-gun message, the center's senior fellow Mark Potok said.

Gun Range Accident in Maryland - Man Dead

 Local news reports

Charles County investigators believe a Hughesville man died Saturday after accidentally shooting himself with his own handgun at an indoor firing range in Waldorf.

Officers arrived at 9:23 a.m. at the St. Charles Sportsman’s Club at 4045 Renner Road, where they found Patrick Allen Richards, 61, dead from a single gunshot wound to his upper body.

Investigators determined that Richards had gone to the range to shoot his handgun. While there, the gun fired, striking him once in the upper body.
He was definitely a lawful gun owner, another one of the irresponsible ones. But, I wonder if he also had a carry permit. What do you think?

Kansas Man with Concealed Carry Permit Shoots Wife Accidentally

Local news reports

William H. Mize Jr., 66, has a court date Thursday on charges of aggravated battery and carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence.

Police said Mize and his wife were sitting across from each other at the restaurant on Jan. 2 when the man reached into his front pants pocket and accidentally discharged a small pistol, striking his wife in the leg just above the knee. She was treated at a hospital and released.

Mize had a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon but Kansas law does not allow people to carry concealed weapons if they are under the influence of alcohol. The Longbranch, 8600 Marshall Drive, serves alcohol.

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This one will count as one of the supposedly highly rare incidents involving concealed carry permit holders. The reason, somehow the fact that he has a permit made it into the news. 

In Louisiana They Love Their Guns

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) speaks during a news conference after Hurricane Isaac in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, August 31, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
Reuters/Reuters - U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) speaks during a news conference after Hurricane Isaac in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, August 31, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Yahoo News reports

In the gun-friendly state of Louisiana, the backlash against President Barack Obama's proposed restrictions on firearms seems to be everywhere.

It can be seen in the frenzied sales and empty racks at Jim's Firearms store in the state capital, Baton Rouge, where customers have rushed to make purchases as Congress weighs several gun-control bills.

It is evident in the state Legislature, where a series of bills aimed at protecting gun owners' rights have been introduced as a counter-punch to Obama's push in Washington.

It is abundantly clear in the sea of hands that pop up when a congressman asks an overflow crowd in Baton Rouge how many are worried about their constitutional right to bear arms being threatened.
It's also evident in the murder rate of New Orleans, but you won't hear about that from the pro-gun crowd. They only talk about Chicago.

What do you think?  Please leave a comment.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ridiculous Pro-Gun-Rights Ad

Amanda Collins Testifying in Colorado

Michael Moore on Gun Control and Tyranny

Over on TTAG they think there's a big inconsistency in what Michael Moore says. Do you?

Citizens of New Jersey Agree

A new poll released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns makes some bold claims about support for universal background checks in New Jersey — namely, that in some areas, the support itself is nearly universal. 

In New Jersey's 4th congressional district, the group says, 100 percent of the 400 people surveyed support such checks. It said support was similar — though not quite as overwhelming — in several other areas. 

According to the poll results, universal background checks are favored by 95 percent of voters in New Jersey's 2nd district, 89 percent in the 3rd district, 100 percent in the 4th district, 91 percent in the 5th district, 92 percent in the 7th district, and 97 percent in the 11th district.
This is very interesting because if you listen to the gun-rights fanatics you'd expect the poor oppressed citizens of The Garden State to rebel against such terrible interference in their basic freedom and right to protect themselves.

But instead we have overwhelming support for this most sensible gun control measure. Could it be their poor education?  No, that applies to places like Alabama and Mississippi. Could it be they don't know what they're getting into?  No, they already have nearly the strictest gun control laws in that nation, and now they want more.


What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

R.I.P. Hugo Chavez

Maryland Accidental Shooting During a Domestic Dispute

Jon Stewart on the Jedi Mind-Meld

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Connecticut Woman Kills her Two Young Grandsons and Herself

PRESTON, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP)

Local news reports

The family of two young boys killed in an apparent-murder suicide — and state police — said Thursday they want to know why the boys' grandmother, with an apparent history of mental health problems, had access to the revolver used in the shooting. 

 The shooting has added urgency to a legislative review of access to guns that is already under way in Connecticut, where a troubled 20-year-old man gunned down 26 people, including 20 first-graders, on the opposite side of the state at a Newtown school on Dec. 14. 

 The two boys' grandmother, 47-year-old Debra Denison, was supposed to take them from a day care to a birthday party Tuesday but instead drove to a nearby lake where she and the children were found shot to death after a frantic search. Police said the gun had been taken from her home, and one relative said it apparently belonged to Denison's husband.
Should Mr. Denison bear any of the responsibility for this?

What do you think?  Please leave a comment.

Lawful Cleveland Gun Owner Shoots Daughter and Kills Himself

Local news reports

The preliminary investigation reveals that a 46-year-old man, Robert Arnold, shot his 12-year-old daughter in the chest then turned the gun on himself and took his own life. 

Cops say the child called 911. She was rushed to Metro for treatment. She is listed in stable condition.

Neighbors tell 19 Action News that Arnold was a guy who pretty much kept to himself. "He's a pretty nice guy, you know?" neighbor John Greg said. "Like I said, everybody has their problems. He had his moments and, you know, that's the way it goes."

Arnold's daughter was at the home for a weekend visit.
He may or may not have had a concealed carry permit too. No one checked.

Indiana Man Dies from Accidental Shooting

Local news reports

According to an Indiana State Police news release, State Police Detective Kent Havens said at around 1:15 p.m., Bumgarner and his 19-year-old friend were at a residence in the 3200 block of West County Road 600 N just outside of Markle when the shooting occurred. Havens said that as the two were cleaning handguns, an apparent accidental discharge occurred and Bumgarner was shot in the head. He was shot with what appeared to be a .45-caliber bullet from the handgun that his 19-year-old friend was handling.

Illinois Man Gets 2 Years for Accidentally Killing his Friend

Local news reports

In an emotional speech Monday morning before beginning a two-year prison sentence, Maxwell Cannon apologized to the family of the friend he shot and killed.

After taking a minute to compose himself, Cannon, 23, turned away from the bench and faced the family of 19-year-old Anthony Kloeckner.

"I will never be able to forgive myself for the pain I have caused you," he said. "A son, a brother, a friend like no other ... I see his face and I hear his thoughts."

On Dec. 28, 2011, Cannon was showing off a handgun to several friends at a home on Woodlawn Park Avenue near McHenry, according to McHenry County Sheriff’s police.

Police have said that Cannon removed the magazine and, thinking the gun was empty, pointed it at Kloeckner and pulled the trigger. Kloeckner was shot once in the chest.

Cannon said he is disgusted and mortified by his own actions.

Oregon Man Accidentally Killed by AR-15 he had Just Stolen

W. Salem man accidentally killed by AR-15 he had just stolen
Credit: Getty Images

(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
Local news reports

A man was killed when an AR-15 rifle he had just stolen from a Polk County farm discharged Sunday morning, police said.

Deputies responding to the report of a gunshot victim in the 5600 block of Halls Ferry Road found the suspect, 19-year-old Genaro Hernandez Mendoza of West Salem, dead inside a farm truck, said Polk County Sheriff's Office Detective John Williams.

Investigators learned that the truck had been stolen from a home on Independence Highway earlier that morning, along with a rifle, a shotgun and several other items.

"The evidence showed that while Hernandez Mendoza was driving away from the scene he was the victim of an accidental, self-inflicted gun shot wound from the rifle he had just taken." 

Williams added that the AR-15 rifle and the shotgun were both angled with their butts on the floorboard and their barrels pointed upward, toward the driver's seat. On the bumpy farm road, the bolt head of the shotgun apparently bumped against the rifle's trigger, firing one shot that hit the suspect and exited through the roof.
Do you get the impression the guns were left in the vehicle? In that case would the owner of the guns and vehicle bear any responsibility?

In other words, is it within the bounds of gun safety to leave guns in a vehicle?

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

Monday, March 4, 2013

For the Semper Paratus Crowd

Boing Boing

A useful tool for covert and undercover operators, those that travel abroad in unstable countries, or anyone at risk of being held unlawfully.

The Titanium Escape Ring adds another tool to the operator's E&E options for escaping captivity. It's a simple but elegant-looking ring made of titanium, cut from solid barstock and polished to a mirror finish. But unlike all other rings, this one contains a saw and handcuff shim pick combination tool which is completely hidden from view when worn.

Located on a finger, its always in the exact area needed to quickly access and deploy, even when handcuffed. The shim can be used to open single-locked handcuffs, while the saw can cut zip-ties, disposable handcuffs, duct tape, rope, and other non-metallic materials.

Texas Cop Fired after Shooting at Suspect 41 Times, Killing Him

From the Trenches

A police officer in Texas has been terminated from the force after an investigation determined that he violated official policy when he rammed his car into a suspect’s vehicle, cornered him and then fired 41 shots, killing him. 

Officer Patrick Tuter shot and killed Michael Vincent Allen on August 12, 2012, but he has only now been fired more than six months later. He has spent the last half year on administrative leave while the Garland Police Department conducted an investigation that has finally concluded this week. 

“Tuter has been fired because he was found in violation of two general orders of our department,”Garland PD spokesperson Joe Harn tells the Dallas Morning News. “He violated our pursuit policy as well as our use of force policy.”

I'll bet he still has gun. It is Texas, after all.

Stan Solomon and Larry Pratt Agree Race War is Coming Soon

Texas School Employee Shoots Himself at Training Class to Arm Teachers

Local news reports

You really can’t make this stuff up.  A school maintenance worker in – wait for it – Texas was attending a concealed-carry class at the local school.

The school district was sponsoring the class as part of its program to arm teachers and other school employees, in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre and the NRA’s call for America to arm its schools.

What could possibly go wrong? You can guess what happened next.

The maintenance worker shot himself in the leg and had to get sent to the hospital, where he’s in fair condition., Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

There are Con Artists and then there are Con Artists

More on the Fast-Talking Con Artist Colion Noir

Opposing Views

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has created a new video (below), starring YouTube star Colion Noir, to demonize the U.S. government in order to encourage African-Americans to oppose gun control.

In the video, released on YouTube, Noir claims that 30,000 Americans killed each year by guns is not actually a "gun problem," but rather a 'history problem."  

Noir does not mention that the in 2008 and 2009 gun homicide was the leading cause of death among black teens, according to

Instead, Noir falsely claims that the U.S. federal government "hosed us down with water, attacked us with dogs,' when in reality it was the state governments of Southern states. 

It was actually the U.S. federal government that sent troops into the South to protect the rights and lives of minorities.

The Utah Debate over Arming Teachers

Local news reports

A new set of concerns have emerged as more Utah teachers seek to arm themselves in the classroom.

The pushback comes as gun advocates urge teachers to pack guns against an intruder. Utah law allows teachers and anyone else licensed to carry concealed weapons to wear a gun in a public school. But some believe teachers should disclose to parents that they're packing, and that alarmed parents should be able to request a different classroom for their children.

To accomplish all of this, Rep. Carol Spackman Moss has drafted legislation for action by the Utah House.

"I see this not as a gun bill, but a parents' rights bill," said Moss, a Democrat from the upscale Salt Lake City suburb of Holladay. "The worst thing to have is a lot of teachers with guns. My constituents -- parents and teachers -- all say this is the wrong approach."

Gun lobbyist Faces Ethics Investigation in Colorado

Fox News

A gun lobbyist accused of going too far to push his point in Colorado faces an ethics investigation.

Republican Rep. Cheri Gerou of Evergreen has accused Joe Neville of the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Association of the ethics violation. Gerou said Neville "threatened political retribution," something lobbyists are not supposed to do.
That's kinda weird, don't you think? Isn't that what lobbyists are all about, political reward or retribution? I guess you just can't say it out loud.

What do you think?

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Victims of Gun Violence Tend to Want Gun Control

Gun Buyback - 4

Maya Sugarman/KPCC

TEC-9 handguns, pictured above, were recovered in Los Angeles at a recent gun buyback organized by the LAPD. A new poll suggests that 75 percent of Latinos and 62 percent of black people worry about becoming a victim of gun violence.
One in five Americans knows a victim of gun violence, according to a new survey, and 42 percent worry about becoming one.

That's according to a new Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, which added that among survey respondents who said they knew a victim, more than 60 percent said that victim was a family member, good friend – or that they themselves were the victim.
Among the groups most likely to know a victim of gun violence:

  • Black people: 42 percent reported knowing one.
  • People between 18 and 29 years old: 28 percent.
  • Residents of an urban area: 24 percent.
This is why the gun-rights movement is doomed to fail. Every year there are 100,000 victims of gun violence. The friends and relatives number in the millions. The majority of them agree with the gun control argument, especially the most reasonable suggestions like background checks and the assault weapons ban.

Over the next five or ten years the balance will tip more and more in favor of gun control.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

Michigan 3-Year-old Dead in Accidental Shooting

Local news reports

The 4-year-old son of a Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy accidentally shot and killed himself Saturday night.

According to Jackson County Sheriff Steve Rand, it happened around 5pm at the deputy's home.

According to the sheriff, the deputy was on his way to work when it happened. Rand believes the child was at home with his mother at the time.
How about this? Every time a kid gets ahold of a gun we put the responsible adult in jail and remove their gun rights.

Don't you think that would help the rest of the irresponsible and reckless gun owners think twice about how they store their weapons?

Please leave a comment.

Accidental Shooting Near Indiana Campus - Student Dead

Local news reports

A shooting just north of the Indiana State University campus claims the life of a 21 year old.
It happened overnight Friday. According to Terre Haute Police, Brandon Perrine died of an accidental gunshot wound.

The investigation into the case is ongoing, but according to witness accounts, the incident was completely accidental.

News 10 confirmed through an ISU Student Database that Perrine is a student at the college.
Let me guess. He grew up in a family that owned guns in one of the most gun-friendly states.  Since he was 5 years old he'd been taught to shoot and that guns are just another tool. In those young years, a thousand times he'd been told never to point the gun at anything you don't want to destroy.

Then, at 21, he's dead from an negligent discharge that everybody tries to soft-sell by calling it an unfortunate accident.

Does that about cover it?  What do you think?

The NRA Users Telemarketing

InfoCision, the second-largest privately held telemarketer in the nation, is headquartered at 325 Springside Drive in Bath Township. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The Medina-Gazette reports

The national debate over gun control is fought with words — words spoken in Congress, printed in newspapers, and broadcast on radio, television and across the Internet.
Getting those words out requires money.

That’s very good news for InfoCision, the Northeast Ohio firm that is the chief telemarketer for the National Rifle Association.

Headquartered just over the Medina County line in Bath Township in Summit County, InfoCision earned more than $53 million for its work for the NRA from 2008 through 2011, according to tax documents.

Founded in 1982, InfoCision claims the title of the nation’s second-largest privately held telemarketing company, providing telephone, direct mail and Internet-based marketing for both charities and for-profit companies across the nation.

The company has 4,400 employees in 32 call centers at a dozen sites in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada. With about 1,400 workers at its three-building campus in Bath Township, InfoCision is Summit County’s 14th largest employer, according to Crain’s Cleveland Business.