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A Champion Of Our Rights Has Passed (Gun Rights Pioneer)
| June 14, 2020
| Massad Ayoob
Posted on 06/14/2020 8:28:40 PM PDT by PROCON
I was deeply saddened to learn from Alan Gottlieb that Joe Tartaro passed away this week.
I consider Joe the Grand Old Man of the gun owners civil rights movement. He was pushing 90 and still amazingly active. The longtime president of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), which he had helped to foster with Alan, Joe was also one of the prime movers of the Cincinnati Revolt in 1977. That was the profound sea change in which Joe and other activists turned the National Rifle Association from a group of hunters and target shooters into the gun rights activism powerhouse that it is today, called by some the most powerful lobbying entity in Washington.
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May he rest in peace after a long and successful career of fighting for what is right. We have lost one of our strongest voices. It is up to all of us to live up to his memory and continue his legacy in the dark days we are now experiencing.
RIP Sir and thank you for your dedication to our Constitution and 2nd Amendment Rights.
posted on 06/14/2020 8:28:40 PM PDT
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posted on 06/14/2020 8:29:19 PM PDT
Requiescat in pace
posted on 06/14/2020 8:32:04 PM PDT
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Keep up the good fight Alan.. you don’t remember me but I have been to your house many times.. Your wife was always really nice to me as a little kid. (this was 40 years ago)
I wonder if the Roberts still live next door? probably not..
posted on 06/14/2020 8:50:05 PM PDT
posted on 06/14/2020 8:56:41 PM PDT
The old timers are just about all gone...
posted on 06/14/2020 9:21:50 PM PDT
(Where is Sam Adams now that we desperately need him)
Ah, the Cincinnati Revolt. I remember around that time, my Dad commenting that I paid closer attention to the "political" section of his American Rifleman
magazines than he did. I just absorbed it all like a sponge. Got in a bit of trouble for calling long-distance to hear Neal Knox's recorded hotline messages, too (though when my Dad found out what it was, he was okay with it).
These men stepped forward and forced needed change, which allowed us to weather many cultural and legal attacks. We owe them a tremendous debt.
posted on 06/14/2020 9:41:44 PM PDT
by Charles Martel
(Progressives are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
He was the editor of the publication “GunWeek”, which was a type of newspaper/newsletter. I was a subscriber for like 20 years. It was the only way to get “up-to-date” pro-gun info before the internet, and even then the info was already at least a week old. But it was all we had at the time. RIP sir.
posted on 06/14/2020 9:54:29 PM PDT
(Vlad the Impailer had all the answers.)
A few times I got to sit out back and smoke with him. Back when I smoked. What a gentleman and certainly a giant among us. Rest in peace.
Rest in Paradise, Thank You!
posted on 06/14/2020 9:58:14 PM PDT
by The Mayor
(I am outraged at your outrage toward the outrage!)
posted on 06/14/2020 10:13:09 PM PDT
(God bless President Trump)
posted on 06/14/2020 10:16:26 PM PDT
by CJ Wolf
( #wwg1wga #Godwins)
posted on 06/15/2020 3:51:45 AM PDT
(Dear Mr. Kotter, #Epsteindidntkillhimself - Signed, Epstein's Mother)
Sad to hear...
He left some big boots to fill.
Stand up, and continue the fight. Never back Down.
posted on 06/15/2020 4:30:14 AM PDT
(The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
posted on 06/15/2020 4:32:32 AM PDT
(Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
posted on 06/15/2020 7:24:35 AM PDT
by Blood of Tyrants
(Where do you find the word "except" in the 2nd Amendment?)
posted on 06/15/2020 7:25:14 AM PDT
by Does so
(Neo-Venezuelans = Democrats = Rioters = Looters)
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