John Longenecker

John Longenecker is an author of Safe Streets In The Nationwide Concealed Carry Of Handguns – Meeting Dependency And Violent Crime With American Spirit, Independence, And Citizen Authority [CONTRAST MEDIA PRESS]. Safer Streets Newsletter.

Most Recent Articles by John Longenecker:

The Statist Tower, 2012

Aug 20, 2012 — John Longenecker

The real truth is that an armed citizenry is a less dependent citizenry.

When I talk about how gun control paved the way for big government, I am speaking of two things, each vital to the non-gun owner’s understanding of what is ailing us all as one people: dependency and the practice of forcing it. I have been writing about this since 2003. Forced dependency is a misery shared by most Americans by now, irrespective of political affiliation. If there is one thing which can unite Americans, it is this single misery visited upon us all.
The emphasis is on most Americans, roughly, I’d say, about 80% of our population. Libertarians, independents and conservatives are the mainstream. Be sure to register to vote and get out and vote.

Safer Streets 2012 and CPR Week 2012

Jun 4, 2012 — John Longenecker

CPR saves lives. CPR should be a standard skill of all persons.

GUN CONTROL. . . . no right answers?

Feb 3, 2012 — John Longenecker

Think again, please.

Safer Streets 2012: Candidates, don’t hold back.

Nov 22, 2011 — John Longenecker

Now that H.R. 822 seems to be on the move, a lot of optimism about a climate change in Washington is coming alive. Our idea of climate change is, of course, how warm things are for the second amendment. I don’t care for gun laws that ‘permit’ second amendment freedoms; I much prefer the repeal of all gun laws as an affirmation of who is the Sovereign in this country. All gun laws are a challenge to our authority as supreme, and when we stand for it, we confirm that paradigm that we are not the Sovereign and the servants are.

Safer Streets 2012: The very best area of agreement on guns

Nov 1, 2011 — John Longenecker

I just got off the air with Kate Krueger who is hostess of Talking Guns, the Arizona-based syndicated radio show weekday mornings. They’ve made me a regular guest Tuesdays about 07:15 now. You can tune in by going to Talking Guns online and hitting the Watch Live button.

Would you repeal all gun control if it meant smaller government and less corrupt

Oct 31, 2011 — John Longenecker

Would you repeal nearly all 20,000 gun laws if it meant getting a handle on the budgets and curtailing shortfalls? Would you look at the repeal of gun control if it meant tax revenues went further with no need for increases?

Safer Streets 2012: What does the history of Citizen CPR have to do with the armed citizen?

Sep 29, 2011 — John Longenecker

I have a talk I call The CPR Corollary. It is an overview of my new book of the same name. Last week, I gave that talk to Pistol Packin’ Petticoats, a Republican womens club. You can see a few segments on Video on YouTube.

Guns on Campus: As vital as CPR training

Sep 11, 2011 — John Longenecker

Over the weekend, we were browsing our favorite brick & mortar bookstore. I ran across one book I had seen before about college student safety. I read many of these and I like them. These titles are astute, easy to implement, and worth digesting into your lifestyle as it will change upon attending college. Soon, these become shrewd habits for life after college.

Safer Streets 2012: the wholesome conservative message: Integrity.

Aug 16, 2011 — John Longenecker

Safer streets is a reflection of a healthier self-rule, but we won’t get there without a wholesome conservative message from candidates. It means a well-rounded message, and well-rounded means addressing not constituents and trying to reach their culture, but enunciating well-rounded values and reaching all of America as one culture: the Independence culture looking for smaller government. This is 80% of the electorate.

Talkradio, 2012 candidates and gun laws

Aug 8, 2011 — John Longenecker

American Talkradio is an enormous success. It’s secret is that it is in touch with the electorate where no one else is. This includes some segments of FOX News as much as Congress and 2012 Presidential Candidates.

Safer Streets 2012: Guns on campus

Aug 5, 2011 — John Longenecker

I have written a great deal on guns on campus over the years. Let me summarize some of those articles here.

Safer Streets 2011: The Good Samaritans

Jul 27, 2011 — John Longenecker

With so many violent acts in America, what is under-reported is how intervention could have prevented the completion of those violent acts. This would be in spirit, in personal force, and involvement. These elements are missing from violence prevention programs as if they were useless. In truth, there are critical to the millions of reports annually from police around the country where citizens stop violence on their own.

Though the lone wolf may act on his own or even have the backing of others behind him, he is still one person at one location. The Norwegian massacre the week of July 22nd struck a bombing and a shooting where the targets were known to be defenseless. Can an armed Good Samaritan stop a bombing? Can a citizen stop a terrorist act?

Ron Paul’s Citizens Protection Act of 2011, H.R. 2613.

Jul 27, 2011 — John Longenecker

There are more than 20,000 gun laws in the United States. Scholars, attorneys, activists and historians know that gun laws have not prevented violence; murder is already illegal, with or without a gun. Often time, murder is the primary charge and gun crimes are forgotten. Also, many murders are not solved. Gun laws do not impact these.

Safer Streets 2011: Militias and Mumbais

Jul 2, 2011 — John Longenecker

Anti-gun groups are quick to link Militia to state governments, but, as usual, they mislead the electorate. When the Supreme Court and lower courts grapple with the second amendment as a concept of state militia, they err. Still, many wins for the individual right were made possible by a greater adherence to Original Intent than ideas that the Document is a ‘living document’, that a militia must be a state entity, or that a militia is a hate group.

Safer Streets 2011: Attention all candidates for President

May 25, 2011 — John Longenecker

Conservative, independent and libertarian candidates running for President need to understand one value which resonates with voters; safer streets will be good evidence of a healthier self-rule. You won’t get safer streets viz-a-viz violent crime without a repeal of gun control.

Safer Streets 2011: How the second amendment means smaller government non-violently

May 9, 2011 — John Longenecker

For decades now, I have cleared my throat and articulated a comparison I call The CPR Corollary. It is a comparison of moral purpose and public interest between a CPR-trained society and an armed society. It also answers questions of trust.

Safer Streets 2011: Doctors probing for guns in the home misses the diagnosis

May 3, 2011 — John Longenecker

I answer doctors who oppose gun violence and I generally have a standard response by now. Since we’re talking about safety at the core of the discussion, it’s fair to say that their editorials and pleadings to reduce gun violence wind up killing the patient, that is, the disarmed community.

The Safer Streets Gun Owner Survey Results, Part II

Apr 13, 2011 — John Longenecker

As I mentioned last time, the Number One inference I drew from the responses was the personal positive attitude of gun owners who answered that they knew CPR [78%] and who also said why. If there is one thing to glean from this combined response, it is that these gun owners believe that their training in CPR is just as important as their training in how to handle a gun in armed self-defense. Without pulling too much out of this, it is clear from remarks that they see both as useful to the community and have self-expectations of duty in the absence of first responders. That 78% of the gun owners know CPR is a wonderful finding.

The Safer Streets Gun Owner Survey Results

Apr 12, 2011 — John Longenecker

The Safer Streets Gun Owner Survey runs throughout the month of April. Early results are beginning to level off and come to a halt. Anyone who wishes to take the survey can access it here. Firefox browser seems to work best.

California Capitol Police no substitute for armed assembly members

Apr 11, 2011 — John Longenecker

The wish of the California Assembly to be armed reminds me of college students who respectfully ask to be armed on campus. The students forgot how they do not need to ask permission, but – as constituents – instruct trustees.