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HCI Threatens Firearms Web Sites with Lawsuit
HCI: Propaganda, Disinformation and Outright Lies
These have become the stock-in-trade of the organizations listed below:
Liberty Watch, Inc. is a Florida based organization
dedicated to promoting common sense and honesty in public policy
debate and legislation. Our efforts to expose the methods and
disinformation of those who would disarm the victims
of violent crime include the sponsorship of Internet sites
where American citizens may obtain facts about violence,
crime and self protection. Two of our sites are:
Evidently, we've been quite successful. HCI and company have now trained their guns on us.
HCI: Trampling the First Amendment in its Attempt to Destroy the Second
Relying on its war chest of corporate and private contributions, its legions of attack dog lawyers and its bought and paid for political connections, HCI has finally come out of the closet: It's not just the Second Amendment they disdain; they are more than willing to shred the First Amendment to further their goals.
In letters dated October 17, 2000, HCI and company threatened the operators of our sponsored sites with a flurry of legal actions. Their demand: Surrender your domain names to HCI, or suffer the consequences. Their actions are designed to muzzle these voices of opposition through a war of legal attrition. Essentially they have said, "Surrender your property or perish. Maintain your silence or pay the price." Click below to read their outrageous demands to our colleagues:
HCI: Neighborhood Tough Guy?
We've seen it before. Some want your car keys; some want your money; some just want your surrender. Try as they might, bullies just don't seem to play well with others. And so it is with HCI. We respect their First Amendment right to publish whatever untruths they wish. We had hoped they would respect our right to do just the opposite. We offered to place mutual disclaimers on our sites. True to form, HCI didn't even offer a written reply. In a telephonic conversation with our attorneys, they did what most bullies do...they escalated their threat and refused the mutual coexistence which we offered.
HCI: Big Mistake
Bullies never learn. Eventually, they run into that one little guy who doesn't know the meaning of the word "surrender". Eventually, they pick on one group which refuses to recognize the bully's authority. We submit that we ARE that group. And so we have responded to our attackers with a simple message. In the most courteous manner we could manage, we've told HCI to "pound sand".
In short, they will not muzzle us, impoverish us or disarm us. So, to our lurkers from HCI and company: Settle in guys. It's gonna be a long day. Click below to view our reply:
The last two words of our response to HCI are "Molon Labe". These two words characterize our legal position and our personal sentiment. For a better understanding of this, our battle cry, click the links below.
Tamara's Essay on the Battle of Thermopylae
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