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20120216 – Presentation by Ron Hatton – Gadgetman Groove update

Segment #1:  This week in free energy

Presenter:  Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time:  20 minutes

Segment #2:  Scarecrow’s News Rant – A pistol packing granny

Presenter:  an editorial by SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  15 minutes

This from a posting at –

A Minnesota State Trooper reports:

I made a routine traffic stop of an elderly lady the other day for speeding on Minnesota Hightway 210 at mile marker 197 just east of McGregor.  I asked her for her driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance.

The lady took out the required information and handed it to me.  In with the cards I was somewhat surprised (due to her advanced age) to see she had a concealed carry permit.  I looked at her and asked if she had a weapon in her possession at this time.

She responded that she did indeed have a .45 automatic in her glove box.

Something – maybe body language or the way she said it – made me ask if she had any other firearms.

She did admit to also having a Glock 9mm in her center console.

Now I just had to ask one more time if that was all?

She responded one again that she did have a .38 special snub nose in her purse.

I then asked her WHAT SHE WAS SO AFRAID OF ???

She looked me right in the eye and replied, NOT A F***ING THING !

To paraphrase an old quote, God created man but Mr. Colt made all men (and grannies) equal. 

The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads quite simply, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Over the years, some have argued that what was meant by these simple words was that only the organized military was intended to retain arms.  However, ruling after ruling has been handed down since 1803 that clearly defines the second amendment as ensuring the right of each individual to keep and bear whatever sort of arms are commonly available at the time.  Further, it has been found repeatedly that this right cannot be infringed by either the state or federal government.

But over time, the provisions of the second amendment have been weakened.  Most often, by a unique set of unusual circumstances during a moment in time that is used to impose some restriction on the right to keep and bear arms impacting future generations.

An example of such a thing is the restrictions related to fully automatic weapons.  In practice, a fully automatic weapon is royal pain the ass the keep fed.  The rate of fire supported by such weapons makes mountains of ammunition a requirement for them to be truly effective.  But in a short fire fight where a lone individual is confronted by an armed group, such a weapon can make the difference.

But, during the prohibition years, fully automatic weapons were demonized as being a favorite among organized criminals.  So of course a law needed to be passed to make it illegal for criminals to acquire fully automatic weapons.  Thus this category of weapon, along with short barreled rifles, sawed off shot guns and devices to suppress the noise of the firearm were restricted to holders of a special federal tax stamps that was not made commonly available to the average citizen.

In their rush to remove such weapons from the market, the argument that only law abiding citizens would be impacted, was ignored even though it was put forward by many.  As a rule, criminals tend to be unconcerned with laws which is why they are considered criminals.  Before these restrictions were passed, private ownership of such weapons was common and not considered the least bit unusual.

Up until President Kennedy was assassinated by a lone gunman using a rifle he had purchased by “mail order”, it was common for average folks to order their firearms from ads in magazines like “Life” and “Look”.  But after Kennedy’s assassination, yet another layer of restriction was put on law abiding citizens.  The inter-State purchase of firearms was made illegal except when conducted by holders of a federal firearms dealer license.

Every time there is a high profile criminal act involving firearms, the calls for abolition of public firearms possession grows loud.

As an example, in April of 2003 a shooting incident at the John McDonogh High School in New Orleans brought out the gun grabbers bit time.  But their argument was successfully silenced by an article published by Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America with the simple truth, “This tragedy might have been prevented by the presence of armed teachers and other employees at the school.  Last year, a Research 2000 poll found that 85% of Americans would find it appropriate for a principal or teacher to use ‘a gun at school to defend the lives of students’ to stop a school massacre. Today’s shooting offers the latest evidence that gun free zones are a misnomer. They are a criminal safe zone.”

You were given the right to keep and bear arms for many reasons.  Among these is the basic human right to protect your life, the life of your loved ones and the property you have managed to acquire.  But lets not forget the historical facts.  The framers of the constitution had just fought a bloody war against a tyrannical government.  There was justifiable concern among many, particularly those opposed to strong central government, that the new government they were bringing into existence could at some point turn against the interests of the people.  Should such a situation evolve, it was considered essential that the average citizen be in a position to resist with arms if it ever became required.

So as you consider the issues of what many call “gun rights”, remember your history.  You may not wish to own a firearm and that is your right.  You may want to own an example of every possible firearm you can afford and that is your right.  Hopefully, you will go through your entire life without ever being confronted by a situation where you are required to defend your property, your life or the life of another.  But those who take the right to keep and bear arms seriously would prefer to have access to a firearm and never need it, than need access to a firearm and not have that option.

Please, regardless of your personal opinion on private firearms ownership, support the right of honest people to have the option to arm themselves as they see fit.  Join and support “Gun Owners of America”.  They are the only organization out there that takes a “NO COMPROMISE” position on your right keep and bear arms.

Gun Owners of America web site –

Segment #3: Feature Presentation – The latest update from Gadgetland

Presenter:  Ron Hatton, Gadetman
Estimated time:  30 minutes

Learn more about the Gadgetman Groove at
Contact Ron Hatton at Tel: (866)GO-GADGET ext.711

If you believe there is more power in your gasoline than you’ve been using, then you’re RIGHT! The EPA tells us more than 60% of the power in your fuel is wasted in the exhaust.

The Gadgetman Groove gives that so-called “Waste Fuel” what it needs to burn INSIDE the engine, where you can actually get some benefit from it.

If you want to see what others are saying, then visit The Groovy Forums and read it yourself! Maybe you just want to Find a Gadgetman.

Since March of 2009, Ron “Gadgetman” Hatton has trained this technique to more than 100 people across the country and around the world. Many of these are now making more money part-time with The Gadgetman Groove than in their day jobs. Find a Gadgetman and ask him yourself!

If you have the skills required to do an oil change and a tune-up, and an adventurous spirit, then you have all you need to learn this and change your own engines, and mybe start a business of your own! Earnings can be as high as $300 an hour.

Segment #4: Audience Q&A Session

Moderator:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes


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