• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of April 25, May 2 & May 9, 2014


Stories from the week of April 25 & May 9, 2014

NRA -National Rifle Association national conference and Gun Show 2014:  **


“If you are too close to use missiles, switch to guns.”  This large banner hanging at a booth captured the spirit and mood of this year’s gun & knife fest.

I did not see any booths selling missiles…this year

The three day weekend in sunny Indianapolis was spent amongst some 70,000 rabid gun fans, resulting in about 110 chats and xx thousands seeing/reading the COP message.

The COP message of “we trust each other to carry deadly force on our person like an AR-15 with a 30 round magazine  but then that person becomes scary and untrustworthy if they have a little green plant in their home?!? …was well received and went unrefuted by even the state trooper from Utah.  She did not appreciate the ‘Cops say (plural)’part of my shirt….she wanted me to change it to ‘Some Cops Say.’

The general tone was positive.  I had three in camera interviews, one of which was Fox News.  I rated the whole effort a modest success.  Since I was headed to Michigan anyway for family business (week of May 2), it was a no-brainer to work the Midwest crowd.

The week of May 9th I had jury duty but we were excused on Wednesday, so I heard Senator Rand Paul speak for an hour and attended the Norquist brunch.

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, the Best:  At the brunch one candidate for the US Senate began to leave early, so I caught up to him at the elevator to introduce myself….  The Ugly = I forgot we had met a few months ago and even had an exchange of a half dozen emails.  The Bad = He had to remind me we had met.  The Good = he remembered me and that we had an exchange of emails. AND The Best = he informed that he now supported the COP idea of employing the 10th Amendment (states’s rights) on marijuana policy.  If he is elected, there is an excellent chance he will support our federal position.  Git r dun.

So in the space of 60 seconds I had the whole range of feelings from being a dummy to WTG!


  COP stats since inception: August 2009


  • 81 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.    1 this week


  • 1508 Presentations to Congressional staffers..   00 this week
  • 41 Radio Interviews..   this week   
  • 81 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..    this week
  • 36 Appearances on major TV networks..this week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)… this week
  • 18 major conferences attended..  this week (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions.  etc)    this week
  • 26  published interviews in major (daily)newspapers or magazine… this week

         77 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $75,000)..  this week

             55 brief chats with Members of Congress..   this week

  • 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position
  • Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders.   Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”
  • Consider being a member of COP at $30.00 or more per year.   All contributions are tax-deductible.  30 dollars buys all the copy paper COP uses in one year.   Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal prohibition.  COP provides that voice.    …  Go to: ·       www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org and click on Donate/Join – by credit card or send a check to:
  • Citizens Opposing Prohibition

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