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School Districts Across the Country Are Arming Teachers

ABC News is reporting that a Texas school district has approved teachers being armed with guns to protect their students.

Now they are not saying the teachers can just walk into a gun store and start carrying on campus. No, the teachers have to follow standard firearms purchase procedures and get trained and qualify for a concealed weapons permit.

This is exactly what the NRA was demonized for after the infamous Sandy Hook incident, and what millions of Americans believe will make our schools safer. So it is happening in school districts across the country but where is the national media attention now? This will hopefully inspire other school districts to do the same. Our children all deserve equal protection under the constitution. The video report is below.

Ben Waldron wrote the following: “Educators in a Texas school district will soon be permitted to carry guns in the classroom, assuming they get approval from the school superintendent, pass a training course and obtain a concealed-handgun license.

The Levelland Independent School District, which is about 30 miles west of Lubbock, instituted the policy in response to last year’s deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., as well as the shooting at the Aurora, Colo., movie theater.

“How do you describe a tragedy like that? It’s devastating,” Levelland ISD Superintendant Kelly Baggett told ABC News, referencing the Sandy Hook massacre. “It absolutely instilled fear in all of us and made us take a hard look at where we are with our safety and security.”

You can read more here.

To Your Surviving and Thriving,

MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick

Home Depot is the Enemy, NOT the NRA!

I get sick and tired of hearing people ignorant about firearms quoting gun crime statistics that don’t make any sense.  The anti gunners continually ignore facts and real crime statistics, and lie about guns being the cause for our society’s demise.  They even believe associations like the NRA are the evil enemy and that is just plain wrong. 

We need to set the record straight!

If the anti gun nut jobs really love statistics then they should focus their energy on boycotting Home Depot because in 2011 more people suffered death by hammer than by a firearm. 

Please educate your neighbors and friends that don’t know enough about this.  I know the anti gun crowd can be irrational and fanatic but maybe this visual I found on the internet will help make the point.

To Your Surviving and Thriving,

MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick

Urban Survival Chick at The Grammy Awards with NO Ghillie Suit!

Every Year I am blessed with the opportunity to attend the annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, CA.  This is one of the few days per year I will put away my camouflage clothes and face paint, and put on a pair of high heels.

USC at Grammy's 2013

I don’t normally wear high heels but I do make an exception to attend Grammy Events!  As members of the recording academy my man Jorge Bueno and I love to support music of all genres.  In fact, the students that attend our live workshops and seminars tell us one of the best things at our events is the break music.

The whole Grammy Team does an amazing job of putting the show together.  I will do my best to set a new fashion trend by going to the Grammy Awards in a furry flowing Chewbacca looking”Ghillie Suit” next year.  Wish me LUCK getting through security wearing that thing!

I will bring you more as the Urban Survival Chick hits the Red Carpet at the Grammy’s next year!

To Your Surviving and Thriving,

MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick




Real Target Practice v.s Call Of Duty!

Not long ago I invested in a Play Station 3 and the only game I have is Call of Duty.

The only reason I got it is because my buddies at the shooting range and in the firearms industry kept saying how realistic the game was.  So I finally gave in to the peer pressure.  I was even out of town at the time I bought it and searched every Costco near my hotel until I found a gaming unit that was bundled with the latest Call of Duty game.  I was definitely a woman on a mission.

When I started learning how to play it I spent hours at a time engrossed in the game hypnotically.  I ended up with a headache every time I played because I was so intensely focused on completing the mission in the game.  I didn’t understand much about half lives so I played the game doing my best not to get hit, clear all the corners and doorways, and advance to the next station with high awareness.  It was mentally exhausting. I didn’t think a game could affect me physiologically like that.

Then I started watching YouTube videos for strategies on how to get to the next levels and more advanced missions.  What I saw was a bunch of guys filming themselves as they played the game and running right through a line of fire.  They didn’t care if they got hit.  They were not using any tactics at all.  Then I realized they probably didn’t have have the years of firearms training that I have had.

They were treating it like a video game where I was treating the game like a real live scenario.  I do my best to approach every training opportunity as realistic as possible.

I believe that video games like this can inoculate people from all the violence they see in the media.  I mean they are certainly fun to play.  However, video games are no substitute for real life solid instruction from world renowned firearms training experts.  So put the gaming controls down for a while and get out to the shooting range.  Just some advice to keep your shooting skills sharp.  That is all on that subject for now!

To Your Surviving and Thriving,

MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick

The Truth About Crime Statistics and Gun Violence!

The Truth About Crime Statistics and Gun Violence!

There has been a lot of mistaken reporting in the mainstream media about the statistics surrounding violent crime and a tremendous bias towards what reporters are calling “assault weapons” and the deaths they cause.  Certainly the death of school children is an emotional issue and people should be angry about it.  However, the sudden focus on banning guns and controlling guns is all wrong here.  The person who allegedly perpetrated the school shooting in Newtown was mentally ill and was reported to have left his assault weapon in the trunk of the car he drove to the elementary school that day.

If that is the case then why are the politicians not up in arms about the state of mental health care?  Why don’t they scream about scrutinizing the track record of mental health professionals and pharmaceutical companies?  Why is there no focus on the fact that overall violent crime rates rise in areas where there is the strictest gun control?

Here is a graphic comparing the number of deaths by the so called assault weapon used in the recent mass shooting and other causes like a hammer or medical malpractice.  You are more likely to die by shopping at your local hardware store, walking in your kitchen, driving on the street, or visiting your doctor.

The bottom line is that these tools are not the violent items they are portrayed to be in the media.  It is the people who use them with malicious intent that are the real problem and deserve the focus of government and media attention!

That is my opinion, let me know your thoughts on the subject.

To Your Surviving and Thriving,

MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick

Hundreds Gather in Sacramento in support of the 2nd Amendment

“Guns Across America” was a nationwide effort to bring firearms enthusiasts all over the nation together to speak out in support of the 2nd amendment and protect our right to bear arms.  This event was scheduled as a peaceful protest to happen at state capitols in every state on January 19th, 2013 at high noon.

In California close to two thousand people came together to support this effort on the steps of the  state capitol in Sacramento.  They brought their families, their signs, and their enthusiasm for the pro gun community.  They represent the law abiding citizens who use firearms for self defense.

This is one the ways to fight back against unconstitutional gun control.  The theme of this demonstration?  Gun Control = More Crime!  We all understand that criminals will not obey any laws so voting in more gun control will only lead to hurting law abiding citizens an create more victims.

The next rally is scheduled for Friday February 8th, 2013 at 10:00am.

CLICK HERE to read about the rally on Facebook.

To Your Surviving and Thriving,

MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick


Obama’s Blueprint to Destroy the 2nd Amendment Analyzed
January 16, 2013

Barack Obama’s bold use of executive orders to ‘take action without Congress’ amounts to an outrageous unconstitutional overreach of powers, and is impeachable action on its face. And Obama isn’t even done; he has vowed to push Congress on a new assault weapons ban along with other legislative restrictions on the guaranteed 2nd Amendment, which “shall not be infringed.”

But worse, the 23 executive orders issued today by Obama make clear that the vast medical bureaucracy centralized under ObamaCare will be used to profile and harass Americans in order to disqualify them for gun ownership based on “mental health” history.

CLICK HERE to read the full article.

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Urban Survival Chick to Speak at Pro 2nd Amendment Rally

The Urban Survival Chick will speak in favor of the 2nd Amendment at Pro Gun Rally.

The Urban Survival Chick will speak in favor of the 2nd Amendment at Pro Gun Rally.

The Urban Survival Chick will be speaking at the state capitol in Sacramento, CA on January 19th, 2013 as part of the nationwide effort called “Guns Across America” to rally support for the 2nd amendment and keep the rights of law abiding gun owners across America.

This will be a peaceful demonstration of law abiding citizens who want their voices heard on the steps of the California State Capitol.

We must speak out against the outright infringement of our rights and the impeachable offenses Obama is boldly taking.  This is too important.

Let us make our founding fathers proud they fought for our liberty so long ago.  Show your support for our right to bear arms this weekend.  If you don’t live in California chances are there is a rally happening in your state capitol.  Check on the link below for information in your area.

New York Senate Approves Gun Ban Bill

New York is getting crazy about gun control.  The recent Senate Bill approved by the New York Senate is going to limit magazines to 7 rounds.  How did they come up with that number? Everybody that knows anything about firearms understands this really means 5-6 rounds because you never load a magazine to full capacity so you don’t put too much pressure on the springs.  What is next?  When is the government going to listen to the people and follow crime statistics that show in regions where the strictest gun control exists crime rates skyrocket?  Please read this post, share with your friends, and spread the word if you want to do something about this.

Here is the transcript of the post:

BREAKING: New York Senate Approves Gun Ban Bill

The New York Senate has just approved the new gun bill that bans a wide range of semi-automatic firearms (like most of them), limits all magazines to seven rounds and removes the grandfather clause on “high capacity” magazines. Empire State Senate Republicans said they wouldn’t block the bill. And so they didn’t. The New York Times reports that “the state Senate, controlled by a coalition of Republicans and a handful of Democrats, approved the legislative package around 11 p.m. by a vote of 43 to 18. The Assembly, controlled by Democrats, has been strongly supportive of gun control. It planned to vote on the measure on Tuesday.” After which the bill will head to the Governor to sign. Which he will. Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Massachusetts will no doubt pass similar legislation, despite its unconstitutionality. More news as it breaks . . .


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