“The real issue is not the guns,” Daly said at a lunchtime news conference held recently at the Governor’s Club in Palm Beach. “The real issue is the cycle of crime and inner city violence that exists nationwide where the vast majority of illegal gun crime occurs.” He went on to say, “Politicians use the anti-gun stance as the shiny ball to distract the public from the real issues of the role of the desperate poverty, the proliferation and sale of illegal drugs and inner city gang violence in illegal firearm usage; topics that don’t get a career politician re-elected or the publicity as quickly as waving an AK-47 does.”
How will Americanfirearms.org fight its battle against the anti-gun crowd? By using, AFI says, the same statistics that are used to ban firearms against those who seek the ban. The website is laden with statistics and crime reports that counter popular beliefs about the misuse of firearms and their reputed danger to the public. “All propaganda,”
American Firearms is a member-driven organization where, for a nominal membership fee, members are kept apprised of critical legislation regarding the use and owning of legal firearms. Privately funded, AFI is already creating controversy by advertising a free drawing for a Beretta 92 FS 9mm handgun, one that is standard issue for the US military and used by many law enforcement agencies around the country. Despite the negative press, and Daly subscribes to the belief that any press is good press, the drawing is not quite what it seems. There is a cash alternative and the winner must pass Federal and State laws in order to take possession of the firearm. Foreign members are excluded by law from participating.
AFI is keeping quiet about advance membership signups however they have been described as an insider as “significant.”
Evin Daly is the CEO of a number of South Florida firms including Advanced Power & Energy Inc., American Firearms Institute Inc., American Firearms Defense llc. Contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web design by webraven.net.