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For too long, we have assumed that logic, reason and our constitution would be enough to temper and restrict any efforts to infringe on our civil rights and yet our freedoms in Nebraska are left to face a tempest of ignorance. We are surrounded by states with far more enumerated freedom. We are at the mercy of elected senators who deem themselves above the constitution and the will of the majority. But why is that? Because we are silent, we are unseen, we are no risk to their tenure in elected office.
We have allowed those who have no sense of personal responsibility, who wish to be coddled by an ineffective government to protect them and our children, to paint, shape and control the narrative.
By sitting back and staying out of the fray, we have allowed city councils, school boards and our Unicameral to ignore the mandate of Article 1, Section 1 of our Constitution.
We have permitted them to set up landmines of infringements that prohibit you, as a law abiding citizen the right to own, possess and use when necessary the tools that protect you, your loved ones and your communities.
The firearms community represented by the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association is vast, is found across all counties in our state, and we fight every day for you.
We join forces with other organizations to educate our elected officials, to present testimony, to correct falsehoods and to counter the rising tide against us. But we are simply citizens, like you, with lives, with jobs, with children and community obligations.
We face an enemy emboldened by the media, financed by billionaires, supported by corporations all of whom simply wish to create a new world order where the power of the people is manipulated and controlled. We cannot sit back any longer and go on with our lives, venting on social media, at the dinner table and in gatherings with those like us.
We must take our energy and time and focus together, as a unified voice, to counter and shift the direction our state and this country is going.
Make a commitment to your future, and to the future we will create for our children. Add your voice to the NFOA and to these other organizations who have joined forces here today. Learn how to be an effective representative of the 2nd Amendment and the traditions and values you hold sacred. Develop a relationship with your elected officials. Show up at hearings of your city council. Show up to meetings of your school board.
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Now is the time to take a stand. While approaching the target, their CH helicopter was shot down, killing everyone on board. Harvell arrived home for the last time Tuesday. On a hot, cloudless day at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, the body of the year-old combat veteran from Long Beach was returned to his family and a group of about mourners.
A public memorial service and burial will be held Saturday. The crash, which killed 38, including 30 Americans, most of whom were elite Navy SEALs, was the largest single deadliest loss for American forces in the decade-old war. On Tuesday at 2: After the casket was removed and the family approached, an Air Force chaplain said to a hushed crowd, "America stands at a crossroads, but it stands strong because of men and women like Andrew Harvell.
However, Harvell's widow, Krista, issued a statement saying her husband loved his career in the military and served his country well. She added that Harvell left three legacies, one was his career, and the other two were his sons, Hunter, 3, and Ethan, 5 months.
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Left; The Harvell family walks behind the casket of Staff Sgt. The grieving family was supported by about members of the Patriot Guard Riders, a motorcycle group that forms processionals and honors the war dead.
Bill Huddleston, a former police officer, says he joined the Riders two years ago and has been on about 40 "missions," as the rides are called, to greet those who died in combat. They've had tremendous loss. The Millikan High School graduate coordinated air support with troops on the ground in hostile situations.
The Air Force cited Sean Harvell for putting himself in the line of enemy fire to direct air support that killed hundreds of enemy combatants during battles in May and July Military officials said none of the crash victims was on that mission in Pakistan against the al-Qaida leader. Huddleston has 40 dog-tag style emblems from each ceremony he has attended.
As he watched the hearse and grieving family leave the Los Alamitos facility he remarked about the missions: Two other teammates, pararescuemen Tech.
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Special Operations Command forces. Harvell's memorial included more than family, friends and teammates. During most of the memorial, the crowd was in tears with laughter, retelling stories of Harvell as a prankster, yet they said his professionalism was bar none.
A fellow Combat Controller said "Listening to Andy on the 'mic' was like sweet music. He put the pilots at ease with the confidence in his voice. He was very rare in the person he was, but for me he was rare in the sense he was able to play both sides of the fence, he was a warrior and took to the enemy without hesitation, but when home, he was kind gentle, patient and completely loving to our children and myself.
Harvell's pall bearers rode on motorcycles led by Harvell's brother, Tech. The flag was presented to Harvell's family by Maj. Valhalla was a Norse mythological hall for only the bravest warriors.
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It was the deadliest single loss for American forces in the decade-old war against the Taliban. The downing, in which seven Afghan commandos were also killed, was a stinging blow to the lauded, tight-knit SEAL Team 6 months after its crowning achievement. It was also a heavy setback for the U. None of the 22 SEAL personnel killed in the crash were part of the team that killed bin Laden in a May raid in Pakistan, but they belonged to the same unit.
Their deployment in the Friday night raid in which the helicopter crashed would suggest that the target was a high-ranking insurgent figure. Special operations forces, including the SEALs and others, have been at the forefront in the stepped up strategy of taking out key insurgent leaders in targeted raids, and they will be relied on even more as regular troops pull out.
The strike is also likely to boost the morale of the Taliban in a key province that controls a strategic approach to the capital Kabul. The Taliban claimed they downed the helicopter with a rocket while it was taking part in a raid on a house where insurgents were gathered in the province of Wardak late Friday. Wreckage of the craft was strewn across the crash site, a Taliban spokesman said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the crash is still being investigated.
The dead included 22 SEALs, three Air Force air controllers, seven Afghan Army troops, a dog and his handler, a civilian interpreter and the helicopter crew, according to a current U. It was the deadliest single incident for American forces in the decade-long war. The Taliban claimed they downed the helicopter with rocket fire while it was taking part in a raid on a house where insurgents were gathered in the province of Wardak late Friday.
It said wreckage of the craft was strewn at the scene. NATO confirmed the overnight crash took place and that there "was enemy activity in the area. It did not release details or casualty figures. One current and one former U. They were being flown by acrew of the th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because families are still being notified.
President Barack Obama mourned the deaths of the American troops, saying in a statement that the crash serves as a reminder of the "extraordinary sacrifices" being made by the U.
He said he also mourned "the Afghans who died alongside our troops. Three of the SEALs being rescued were also killed and the fourth wounded.