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June 2007

From your President, Virgil J. McVicker
Purpose & Mission Statement
• To support and
During this past month I had an opportunity to attend another Scottish festival at Livermore, CA. and reflect on why my ancestral home is still under the domination of the British? For history buffs you will remember that Scotland’s last war with Britton was in 1745-46 and the Scottish Jacobites lost. One of the first acts of the British government was to banish the right to arms. Further, the oppression of the people was implemented through clearances, disbanding the clan system, making it a crime to wear tartans, and numerous other acts of governmental controls. As generations lost their perspective of the past, the fervor for independence waned. Without the right to vote for independence and the individual freedoms of a free society it seems that people chose to accept domination. Without arms equal to the authoritative systems and no right to change by free elections, the people are subservient to the government. I believe that the right to arms is the only real long term deterrent to a governmental system, no matter how constituted, which tends to dampen the every increasing domination and control of the people. We can find many excuses for failing to act in self protection, we can blame others for infringing on our liberty, but we cannot look in the mirror and honestly say we are not to blame. During June the Madison Society is pushing very hard to raise the legal defense funds for the Modesto three who have been charged with felony possession of AR15 lowers. These gun parts are legal yet the State Department of Justice through its surrogate Stanislaus County has brought charges once again to intimidate law abiding citizens. Are you going to help in this fight? Small donations by a large number of patriots will make the difference in protecting the rights of all of us. We will incorporate the Constitutional defense of the right to arms in this case. We will push this case into the Federal Courts and we will not sit back and allow fellow Americans to be subject to those who wish to destroy our founding fathers belief that all free men have the right to self protection. We provide detailed information about this and other cases on our web site, www.madison-soicety.org Please join in this fight. The Reno Gun Show is August 18-19, 2007 If anyone would like to go, please call Edith so she can put your name on the list to see if its feasible to do as a group. The Modesto Gun Show is August 4-5, 2007. We need help with manning the table for Madison Society.

preserve the Constitution of the United States and defend our 2nd Amendment freedom to "Keep and Bear Arms."
MEETING DATE Monday July 9th Join with your fellow patriots at the next meeting of the Madison Society to be held on Monday 9th July 2007 The Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The Meeting will be held at THE MODESTO POLICE DEPT 600 10th St MODESTO

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GONZALES WANTS ARBITRARY POWER TO BLOCK GUN PURCHASES; SAF SAYS HE SHOULD RESIGN
BELLEVUE, WA – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ troubling support of legislation that would allow him and future attorneys general the arbitrary power to block firearms purchases without due process is cause for him to step down as the nation’s highest ranking law enforcement officer, the Second Amendment Foundation said today. Madison Society Foundation, Inc.
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Virgil McVicker President Robert Winston Vice President Edith James Treasurer Allan James Secretary Ollie Usher Dir. of Membership Richard Dufour Board Member

The bill, S. 1237, was introduced last week at the Justice Department’s request by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), one of the most extreme anti-gunners in Congress. Called the “Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2007,” this legislation would give the Attorney General discretionary authority to deny the purchase of a firearm or the issuance of a firearm license or permit because of some vague suspicion that an American citizen may be up to no good. “This bill,” said SAF founder Alan Gottlieb, “raises serious concerns about how someone becomes a ‘suspected terrorist.’ Nobody has explained how one gets their name on such a list, and worse, nobody knows how to get one’s name off such a list. “The process by which someone may appeal the Attorney General’s arbitrary denial seems weak at best,” Gottlieb suggested, “and there is a greater concern. When did we decide as a nation that it is a good idea to give a cabinet member the power to deny someone’s constitutional right simply on suspicion, without a trial or anything approaching due process? “We’re not surprised that General Gonzales has found an agreeable sponsor in Frank Lautenberg,” Gottlieb observed. “The senator from New Jersey has never seen a restrictive gun control scheme he did not immediately embrace, and S. 1237 is loaded with red flags. It would allow an appointed bureaucrat the authority to suspend or cancel someone’s Second Amendment right without even being charged with a crime. “Attorney General Gonzales has no business asking for that kind of power over any tenet in the Bill of Rights,” Gottlieb said. “He took an oath to uphold the Constitution, not trample it. Perhaps it is time for him to go.”

Mission Statement To support and preserve the Constitution of the United States and defend our Second Amendment freedom to "Keep and Bear Arms.”

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THIS IS A LIST OF THOSE WHO HAVE PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR YOUR FREEDOM TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS
05/29/2007 Spc. Mark R. C. Caguioa, 21, of Stockton, Calif. 05/28/2007 Sgt. Clayton G. Dunn II, 22, of Moreno Valley, Calif., Spc. Gregory N. Millard, 22, of San Diego, Calif 05/27/2007 Cpl. Victor H. Toledo Pulido, 22, of Hanford, Calif. Cpl. Jonathan D. Winterbottom, 21, of Falls Church, Va. 05/25/2007: Pfc. Daniel P. Cagle, 22, of Carson, Calif. 05/22/2007: Staff Sgt. Christopher Moore, 28, of Alpaugh, Calif. 05/21/2007: Pfc. Victor M. Fontanilla, 23, of Stockton, Calif. 05/18/2007: Sgt. Steven M. Packer, 23, of Clovis, Calif. 05/15/2007: Spc. Rhys W. Klasno, 20, of Riverside, Calif., 05/14/2007: Pfc. William A. Farrar Jr., 20, of Redlands, Calif., 05/07/2007: Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II, 36, of Manteca, Calif. 05/05/2007: Sgt. Felix G. Gonzalez-Iraheta, 25, of Sun Valley, Calif. 05/04/2007: Spc. Astor A. Sunsin Pineda, 20, of Long Beach, Calif. 05/03/2007: Pfc. Jay-D H. Ornsby-Adkins, 21, of Ione, Calif.

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NEXT MEETING JULY 9th 2007

“"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson

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JULY 9 th 2007 NEXT MADISON SOCIETY MEETING

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