Giffords Law Center Presents Anti-Gun Arguments That Contradict Not Only The Constitution, But Their Own Positions

Herschel Smith · 22 Apr 2020 · 6 Comments

In an Amicus Brief submitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, Miller versus Becerra, the Giffords Law Center and associated attorneys make the following argument. Such combat-style features distinguish military rifles and their semi-automatic counterparts from standard sporting rifles, and are not “merely cosmetic”—they “serve specific, combat-functional ends.” H. Rep. No. 103-489, at 18. The Regulated Assault Rifles include features that…… [read more]

Why Marxism Survives

BY Herschel Smith
2 days, 5 hours ago

Joe Huffman, quoting Sir Roger Scruton.

It is not the truth of Marxism that explains the willingness of intellectuals to believe it, but the power that it confers on intellectuals, in their attempts to control the world. And since, as Swift says, it is futile to reason someone out of a thing that he was not reasoned into, we can conclude that Marxism owes its remarkable power to survive every criticism to the fact that it is not a truth-directed but a power-directed system of thought.

And we all know the signal pathology of the wicked, right?

Marxism exists because of Genesis Chapter 3 and original sin.

Brownells On BCG Lubrication

BY Herschel Smith
2 days, 6 hours ago

Yea, I don’t put lube into holes like that.  I do, however, run a little bit on the firing pin and cam in addition to the recommended friction surfaces.

Jeff Quinn Reviews The Henry Big Boy X Model 357 Magnum

BY Herschel Smith
2 days, 6 hours ago

Somehow I missed this when it came out.

The Revolutionaries Would Have You In Poverty And Danger Because Of The Color Of Your Skin

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 5 hours ago

They hate you.  You cannot bargain with them, you cannot compromise with them, you cannot appease them.  They want to control you.  They want you dead.

Work all of your life for wealth that you intend to pass down to your progeny, noted as a good thing by The Lord of the universe (Proverbs 13:22)?  Want to protect your family, home and hearth because that’s what God has ordered you to do?

Too bad.  Contrary to the Biblical notion that sin cannot be ascribed to the innocent, and that sin is NOT collective, the revolutionaries want you in poverty and danger.

The City of Seattle held a racially segregated employee training session aimed at White staffers and instructing them on “undoing your own whiteness” in order to be held accountable by people of color, according to documents obtained by a public records request.

The session took place on June 12, as protesters took part in the so-called “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” in the Capitol Hill district.

One handout distributed in the session reportedly declared how “racism is not our fault but we are responsible.” Another said White staffers must give up “the land” and their “guaranteed physical safety” in order to be an “accomplice” for racial justice.

Do you understand?  Give up your land, give up your safety.  Be in poverty, be raped and be beaten.  Give up your guns, give up your belongings.

I don’t know what the easy thing to do is, but I know what the Godly thing is: never give up your guns, never give up the wealth you intend to pass to your children’s children.  That’s what the “good” man would do.

Jerry Miculek: The Correct Way To Handle A Revolver

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 5 hours ago

I’ve shot a lot of rounds through wheel guns, and I guess I’d never thought much about these things.

Dressed For The Party: Models And Crisis Actors Play Prominently In Current Events

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 6 hours ago

H/t WiscoDave, this girl is a model.  My bet is that this girl is a model too.

I simply can’t see either of these two girls eating dirt in a ditch during field exercises or being screamed at by RSOs.  So the moral of the story is this.  You can take their group and the rest of their ilk seriously, or not, that’s your judgment.

But what you do know for sure is that there is big money backing these groups up.  Big money = crisis actors.

About one month ago my oldest son sent this to me, and I literally laughed out loud when I watched it.  He suspected it was all fake, and I assured him that it was.  Tell me if you really believe this isn’t all fabricated?

Basically, you can’t believe any of what you hear or see over the television – the television is for idiots and fools.  You also can’t believe what the MSM writes, but you knew that already.

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2 + 2 ≠ 4: That Math Stuff Is Just A Western Social Construct Anyway

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 6 hours ago


“Nope the idea of 2+2 equaling 4 is cultural and because of western imperialism/colonization, we think of it as the only way of knowing,” wrote Marshall (HT: Disrn). Never mind that the Arabic numeral system we use is not, you know, “Western.”

Marshall goes by the pronouns “she/her” and describes herself on Twitter as a “teacher, scholar, social justice change agent, Chicagoan, PhD student, architecture enthusiast, wannabe math person, BLM always…”

2 + 2 ≠ 4 is alright if you don’t mind buildings and bridges falling down, and machines not working right, and engineers not held liable in court for calculations with errors.  As to the second comment, “Never mind that the Arabic numeral system we use is not, you know, “Western,” that’s as ridiculous as the idiotic twitter post she cites.

Numbers aren’t Arabic, or Chinese, or Western, or anything other than logic.  Mathematics is a reflection of the mind of God.  It’s the way the world works because it was made by Him and it’s how man thinks because we are made in His image.  2 + 2 = 4, sin(θ), cos(θ) and pi() are all what they are, and dN/dt = P -λN solves in closed form to (P/λ)(1 – exp(-λt)) not because someone says so, but because God says so, and thus it will always be, never to change, not even in eternity, because God is immutable.

Mathematics allows man to take dominion over the world, as ordered by a Holy God, for the glory of His son.  It allows man to create, to construct, to repair, to ameliorate, and to make life better.

So I assume that it’s okay with Brittany Marshall if she and other blacks are rolling over a bridge the moment it collapses, the bridge being designed by black engineers who do not believe in mathematics or physics.

Black Bear Attacks In Tennessee And Connecticut

BY Herschel Smith
4 days, 5 hours ago


SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is investigating after a man was reportedly attacked by a bear on an island on South Holston Lake.

TWRA spokesperson Matthew Cameron told News Channel 11 on Tuesday that officers were investigating after a man reported being dragged from a hammock while camping on the island.

TWRA reports that victim Matt Marvin was camping at an “undeveloped campsite” across from the 421 Access Area.

Marvin was asleep in a hammock early Sunday morning when he woke up to a bear biting his foot.

Marvin told investigators he defended himself by shooting at the bear.

Later Sunday evening, TWRA says that Marvin reported the incident to Washington County, Virginia 911 and told TWRA about the encounter on Monday.

TWRA reports that Marvin gave them a photo of the injury, which showed “a small wound to the heel of his foot.”

A dead or injured bear was not found at the campsite, nor did investigators find any sign of one.

TWRA reports human food was left behind at the campsite, and a warning of bear activity has been left in the area.


A man who was walking three dogs on a trail in Simsbury was attacked by a black bear Sunday morning.

The incident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. in the McLean Game Refuge off Firetown Road, police said.

Police said the attack happened about 20 minutes into the Eddy Loop Trail.

The man was walking three dogs on the trail when a bear came out and bit one of the dogs, according to Sergeant Brad Chase. The man tried to intervene and help the dog when he himself was bitten in the leg.

The man sought medical attention and is doing fine, police said.

The police department said they are working with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection who is handling the bear aspect of the incident.

One of the three, Lucy, a golden retriever who weighs about 50 pounds ran away when the incident happened. Simsbury police announced Monday morning that Lucy was found safe at the McClean Game Refuge.

At least the Tennessee camper had a pistol.  I don’t even think that’s allowed in Connecticut.  The first article recommends cooking far away from your camp site.  That’s hard in most instances, but it’s a good practice to elevate food in a tree, and camp with a dog, or multiple dogs.

Brownells: 1911 Series 70 vs Series 80

BY Herschel Smith
4 days, 5 hours ago

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Beatdown at St. Louis Metrolink

BY Herschel Smith
5 days, 5 hours ago

News from just this side of hell.

ST. LOUIS – The You Paid For It Team is asking questions about a beating on the MetroLink platform in a video going viral on Facebook.

The victim, a 19-year-old woman, was assaulted and beaten Thursday afternoon by another female at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station.

Bystanders did not intervene during the attack but two security guards at the scene did nothing either.

The Bi-State Development Agency is investigating the incident but admits the guards should have done more. The guards have now been fired.

Metro President and CEO Taulby Roach says the guards, who are unarmed, should have done some form of de-escalation and—after this—will likely need more training.

Bi-State Commissioner Derrick Keith Cox says the problem is Bi-State paid a million dollars for advice on how to make the system safer and got bad advice.

One of the study’s suggestions was to take away guns from security guards. Only police are armed now.

Cox says it leaves guards with very little to protect themselves or anyone else for that matter. But Roach says guns would not have helped a situation like this and may have just made matters worse.

But not if you watch the video.  The video shows the ruler of the system saying that having a firearm would have made matters worse.  The security guards should have intervened to “deescalate the situation.”

In other news in St. Louis,

… protestors marched along Kingshighway, a major north-south thoroughfare (but not actually a highway) passing right by the St Louis couple’s mansion.

“Chanting protesters on Friday stopped at the gate just outside the McCloskeys’ home for about 15 minutes,” according to the Associated Press.

The AP also reported that “one protester briefly straddled an iron gate as if he was going to jump over, but did not.”

That particular protestor may have had good cause to reconsider a second break-in.

This time, instead of being greeted by a frightened couple, protestors saw a home guarded by private security, “as around a dozen ‘men in plain clothes’ were seen surrounding the property,” according to a Summit News report.

They’ve come back for Mr. McCloskey and his wife.  They won’t be embarrassed – they’ll get even.  My only solution for this is to leave St. Louis now.

But don’t do that if you intend on bringing your asinine prog politics with you.  You fouled your own nest, don’t foul mine too.

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