Firearms Freedom Symposium


As the US Federal Government continues to move toward initiating more strident gun control mechanisms, Americans are pushing back against the stated desires of many in the Federal level. The Missouri Ozarks, as a whole, is solidly against any further gun control measures.

In the face of the federal level measures we are likely to face, the Ozarks PRC (Ozarks Property Rights Coalition) is inviting media, elected officials and the public to attend the Firearms Freedom Symposium on March 5th, 2013. The event will be held at the Remington Event Center, and doors will open at 6pm.

John Weaver, a firearms instructor, Ted Weiland, author and preacher, and Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America will be speaking. The focus of this Symposium will be the actual effects on a nation under gun control measures. Historical effects and mechanisms used to achieve these restrictions will be elaborated upon.  Each speaker will have a question and answer segment following their presentation.

Gun stores, vendors of firearms accessories, preparedness items and info will be able to support the event and also sell some wares. Donations of firearms related items for a drawing to cover event expenses are also appreciated.

Eric Vimont, the chief coordinator for the event, says, “As history shows, gun control is a direct path to tyranny. We cannot allow our firearms freedoms to be infringed upon, and the gentlemen speaking at this event will bring the issue into absolute clarity. Our goal is to inform and unify our region around the cause of Freedom!”

 The event is free to the public, but donations are needed and welcome.


Remington’s Event Center is located at 1655 W. Republic Rd, Springfield, Missouri.

For additional information you may visit or contact:

Eric Vimont at 417-366-0999.

Donations may be sent to treasurer Mike Moon for the event:

Firearms Freedom Symposium (PRC FFS in Memo area)

Ozarks Property Rights Congress
6935 Lawrence 1222
Ash Grove, MO  65604

Here are the available flyers that you can print yourself or have printed. We suggest they be put out at gun shops, shooting ranges, preparedness stores, and shared at meetings throughout the region. There are three color versions available…Click here for the Yellow Flyer, here for the Brown Flyer, and here for the Flag background flyer. Then there is this black and white easy to print yourself flyer.

Tables are available for groups or businesses. The information on that should become solidified very soon and I will post a link with the information for those groups and businesses that would like to help sponsor this rather historic event.




Gun Control….

I want to be perfectly, absolutely clear with any and all of those who read my blog and/or articles. I will not, under any circumstances agree to any restriction, registration or constraints on firearms. My opinion is that an armed society IS a polite society. Criminals and tyrants flourish under gun control, and accountability and decency are restrained with it. Look at Mexico, they have strident gun control laws and guns a plenty…..and crime in abundance.

It is clear to me that there will be something done to constrain our ability to defend ourselves against tyrants of any stripe. Those who propose gun control expansion are traitors to the US Constitution and to freedom. History clearly demonstrates that when gun control is implemented, it is the epitome of the haves destroying those who have not. Those that have the guns kill those who do not have the guns.

Here is an article where a rural Iowa State Rep wants to ban semi-automatic guns. Unfortunately, this type of reactionary stupidity is becoming commonplace. If someone wants to kill a bunch of defenseless people, they don’t need a gun to do it. Read this article and let me know if you think there is logic to his assertions. The Second Amendment was never about hunting. It was put there to ensure that we had the ability to halt a tyrannical government. Evidently, we have failed in that responsibility.

Muhlbauer: Ban, Seize Semi-Auto Weapons

Rep. Dan Muhlbauer

The Democratic legislator hopes gun owners will surrender the weapons


State Rep. Dan Muhlbauer, D-Manilla, says Iowa lawmakers should ban semi-automatic guns and “start taking them” from owners who refuse to surrender any illegal firearms through a buy-back program.

In an interview, a fiery Muhlbauer said it is time to act with “radical changes” on gun laws and other issues to protect schoolchildren from shooting sprees like the one last week in Newtown, Conn.

“We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them,” Muhlbauer said. “We can’t have those running around out here. Those are not hunting weapons.”

He added, “We should ban those in Iowa.”

Muhlbauer, who did not list the specific weapons he wants outlawed in The Daily Times Herald interview, said he would like to see the ban implemented in a retroactive fashion.

“Even if you have them, I think we need to start taking them,” Muhlbauer said. “We can’t have those out there. Because if they’re out there they’re just going to get circulated around to the wrong people. Those guns should not be in the public’s hands. There are just too many guns.”

If such a ban were implemented, Muhlbauer suggested a voluntary buy-back plan. But he would go further if needed.

“If we find them on the street, there’s going to have to be some sort of penalty for them,” Muhlbauer said. “We just don’t need “em out there.”

Templeton Mayor Ken Behrens, a Republican, said Muhlbauer’s proposal smacks of an overreach that is out of touch with Carroll County.

“I would hate to see a law where it would be mandated that somebody start taking guns,” Behrens said. “I don’t think that would go over well.”

Muhlbauer said the state also should eye more careful screening of who enters schools, government buildings and other facilities. He also suggested consideration of steel doors to prevent entry to classrooms by gunmen. Metal detectors or armed guards at schools may be legitimate options as well, he said.

“We have not done enough in the past, and this is running away from us,” Muhlbauer said. “We can’t have this anymore.”

Muhlbauer, a cattleman and farmer, owns three guns – a .410 shotgun, a .22 rifle and a .22 pistol.

He does some pheasant hunting and skeet shooting with the guns.

Muhlbauer said flatly that he’s not frightened politically by the National Rifle Association or the Iowa Gun Owners.

“As you know, the last couple of years I’ve been fighting against them,” Muhlbauer said. “I have told them time and time again, “You guys are wanting the gun laws so loose that that pendulum is going to swing back and it’s going to bite you.’ And that’s just what we don’t to see happen now. We want to put in stricter rules with common sense. I don’t want to have the gun laws slung back so far that we start taking guns away and start limiting them to where people cannot enjoy guns, those that want to have it. And that’s what I’m afraid, if we keep having these incidents happen, is what’s going to happen.”

Muhlbauer said promoting tough gun laws and protecting children in schools are important enough to lose an election advocating.

“We’re talking people’s lives,” Muhlbauer said. “You want to start losing children’s lives and adult lives over a gun issue because the NRA thinks we’re stepping on somebody’s toes?”

Muhlbauer said a constituent approached him and suggested that the government place a chip in every gun that would ignite sensors should those guns cross into secure areas like school zones.

“I think that’s carrying it too far,” Muhlbauer said.

But he said the response to the school shootings has to amount to more than legislative tinkering.

“With all these shootings going on we have to start making radical changes and radical choices from what we’ve done in the past,” Muhlbauer said.

Muhlbauer’s views on guns differ dramatically from those of another rural western Iowa politician, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron.

“We hunt, we target shoot, we do self-defense,” King said this fall in a 4th District congressional debate at Christ Church on the Northwestern College campus in Orange City. “Those three with guns that are Second Amendment guarantees, those aren’t the reasons why we have the Second Amendment. They’re the benefits we get from the Second Amendment. The reason we have the Second Amendment is to guard against tyranny because our Founding Fathers understood that if you did not have an armed populace, a tyrant could take over America so we have a responsibility not just to defend the Second Amendment in words, but do so in deed by hunting and target practicing and also self-defense.”

King said in that debate with Democrat Christie Vilsack that his household is armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic gun that is effective in dealing with coyotes.

“I think he’s getting a little ridiculous,” Muhlbauer said. “We don’t need these big of guns out there to take care of coyotes. You don’t need that big of a gun to shoot a coyote with. Actually, we have a lot of people that go after them, and they trap “em.”

In coming months, Muhlbauer said, he will work to unite rural and urban legislators on efforts to prevent school shooting sprees and other violence.

Mental health must be up to date and not full of loopholes, he said. Muhlbauer also identified violent video games as a concern.

“We’ve got these video games out here for these little kids,” he said. “Maybe it’s time we start pulling them away. They’re playing some really nasty games on there that are shoot-“em-up. Evidently our culture is pointing toward this.”

Muhlbauer said he doesn’t know how the Legislature would go about prohibiting children from playing video games he finds objectionable.

“As parents, they’re going to have start watching what their kids are doing more closely,” he said.