Liberty, If Not Already Annihilated, Is On The Brink Of Destruction

BY Herschel Smith
9 months, 3 weeks ago

“This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty…. The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.”
– St. George Tucker, Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1803

Cited by David Codrea.  His article at Firearms News is full of important commentary on the current state of affairs, and the apparent current support for a new AWB if only enough rulers would favor it.

Don’t miss the fact that Mitch McConnell feels pressured.

“The urgency of this is not lost on any of us,” McConnell said.

But he noted the bar for legislation includes passing the House, garnering 60 votes in the Senate and a presidential signature.

He did not rule out looking at a ban on assault weapons, but noted there is a dispute over whether the 1994 ban that expired in 2004 had showed results.

“It’s certainly one of the front and center issues,” he said. “But what we can’t do is fail to pass something. What I want to see here is an outcome, not a bunch of partisan back and forths, shots across the bow.”

It’s urgent.  They must do something, because politics.  Codrea points out that Trump has jettisoned his base of gun owners.

Since Donald Trump was elected, the gun community has seen the president bypass Congress and ban bump stocks, support over 21 gun purchases, a Department of State over 32-round magazine ban for civilian firearms exports, push red flag laws which destroy the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Amendments, and a complete ignoring of the evisceration of the 2nd Amendment in the states of: CA, OR, WA, IL, NM, NV, VT, FL, NY, NJ, MA, etc… And then there is his statement that he “doesn’t like” silencers.

Yes, and I’ll point out one more time that Florida received an influx of Puerto Ricans after the hurricane who will likely vote collectivist, Trump won North Carolina by a small margin, and he is in trouble in Ohio, possibly Georgia and perhaps even Texas.  The road to victory in the next election is narrow.

But it’s like that when you have no principles and undercut the very base you used to put you in office.  We are where we are because enough people didn’t ask Trump the hard questions on his core belief in gun rights (or enough people didn’t listen when I asked the hard questions on core beliefs).  It appears he doesn’t have any.

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  1. On August 9, 2019 at 12:38 am, George said:

    Yes it is urgent that they pass something. Somehow it is not urgent that the border be secured. About 3000 Americans are killed one way or another by illegal aliens every year.

  2. On August 9, 2019 at 6:18 am, Fred said:

    Red Flag laws also destroy the Sixth Amendment. No trial is not exactly a speedy and public trial by peers.

  3. On August 9, 2019 at 6:33 am, H said:

    We are where we are because enough people didn’t ask Trump the hard questions on his core belief in gun rights (or enough people didn’t listen when I asked the hard questions on core beliefs). It appears he doesn’t have any.

    The single most important question was “Are you Hillary Clinton?”, and at worst he’s still a Hillary-lite … but Ted Cruz and Rand Paul would probably have been better Republican picks, now that we see Trump also isn’t serious about immigration. It’s clear he lied through his teeth on everything he said about the RKBA, and except for the things we can directly observe, like that he’s not Hillary, we can’t believe a word he says. And that alone will hurt him with gun owners.

    WRT to “universal background checks”, one thing something I just read reminded me of is that these are often engineered to prevent new people from learning about guns by banning sharing, including when directly supervised.

  4. On August 9, 2019 at 8:14 am, Ned said:

    No wall, record illegal immigration numbers, a foe of the Second Amendment – wondering why Democrats hate Trump so much.

  5. On August 9, 2019 at 9:26 am, Frank Clarke said:

    The consensus here (if I’m reading this right) is that Trump=Clinton for any of the issues the people here care about. That’s what many of us said before the election: Trump WAS the wasted vote.

    Since 2020 won’t give you anything you want — your Republican knight in shining armor turned out to be just another Democrat — why not invest that vote in getting a third-party, the LP, over the 5% FEC hurdle so that NEXT TIME the GOP and the Dems will face a clearly differentiated policy challenge during the Presidential debates? So that NEXT TIME the GOP will not be able to take you for granted? (Like they’re doing now.)

    If you had done that in 2016, if you had done that in 2012, if you had done that in 2008, or 2004, or 2000, you wouldn’t be having all this weeping and gnashing of teeth now.

    Afraid you will accidentally elect a Democrat? What difference, at this point, does it make?

  6. On August 9, 2019 at 9:36 am, Herschel Smith said:


    If you will recall, I supported Ted Cruz in the primary. The time to have dealt with this all would have been the primary. After SC, the writing was on the wall.

    Cruz wasn’t and isn’t perfect. He would have been better than Trump.

  7. On August 9, 2019 at 10:36 am, H said:

    I don’t think Trump hates, considers us “irredeemable” and wants up dead, nor is he serious about going to war with Russia, so he’s still “not Hillary”.

  8. On August 9, 2019 at 10:37 am, NOG said:

    Anyone that looks can see just where Trump stands on the Second Amendment. He is standing on a ton of Jello. Either no understanding of the Second, or understands and does not care. Willing to ignore the Second to pass “common sense” gun control. Saw that before he was elected (because I read his book). Still see it after. I believe people think, because we fly over country dirt people voted him in, he is “our” guy. He is not. He is a very rich savvy politician that knows how to “play the game”. He is NOT for the US Constitution. He is for the fedgov. Like most, he either does not know the difference or he knows and does not care, because… power. At this point, I don’t believe our country can be saved from the fedgov. Those vested in the power of gov won’t go quietly. The mass of sheeple will still be clueless. The great awakening will be quite the shock to them, if they survive.

  9. On August 9, 2019 at 10:50 am, Herschel Smith said:


    The question wasn’t whether he’s “not Hillary,” but whether someone else would have been a better choice in the primaries. The obvious answer to that is yes. We all knew it. At least, I did.

  10. On August 9, 2019 at 11:03 am, June J said:

    I’m hoping that Ted Cruz learned something about running to win last time and mounts a primary challenge to Trump. If he does, he certainly has my vote again.

    Increasingly looking like we won’t make it to November 2020 without significant new infringements.

  11. On August 9, 2019 at 11:16 am, Herschel Smith said:

    There won’t be a primary challenge. It’s Trump v. whomever the dems put up. And in the mean time, yes, there will be more 2A infringements.

  12. On August 9, 2019 at 11:27 am, Towser said:

    @ Frank – LP… do you mean Libertarian Party as in Gary Johnson? No thank you. “Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Throws Gift Gun in Garbage”

    Trump and ALL the liberty hating gang are showing their true colors. We already know about those on the left. One never had to dig too deep to see where Trump would side. The lesser of two evils is still evil.

    That said I do believe the man has some redeeming qualities. He does seemingly genuinely care for people. Was he ever my choice for president? Sad to say, I chose him over the second coming of Clinton. Never again. If I bother to vote at all, it will be for someone who more closely stands for Liberty.

  13. On August 9, 2019 at 12:50 pm, George said:

    I do agree that Cruz would have been better for the 2A than Trump. But:

    1. I have my doubts that Cruz could have drawn enough fence sitting dems to get elected.

    2. Cruz is a George W. Bush Republican and a neocon at heart. So at a minimum we would have seen him continue the war against Assad and it is very likely we would be in war with Iran. (May still happen with Trump if he is not careful).

    3. Cruz is perfectly fine with China and most other countries ripping us off every chance they can. His main trade issue is not making anyone mad so there won’t be a “Trade War”. He has no problem with jobs offshoring. Trump lied about his opposition to the H-Visa programs. Cruz was honest. He always said they were A-OK and should be expanded.

    4. Cruz is a civic nationalist so he is perfectly fine with the continuing immigration invasion from third world countries. He believes in the magic dirt. I know it is now clear no one will be allowed to solve this problem so a moot point anyway.

  14. On August 9, 2019 at 12:57 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    Oh, Cruz and W. didn’t get along AT ALL.

    AT ALL. Any better than Rick Perry and W. got along.

    He may be a lot of things, but a W. republican he’s not. He wants more conservative judges than W. did, he tried to kill socialist programs like Obamacare, and he wanted a tighter border than W. wanted. Bush would have had little problem with Obamacare. Further, Bush was waiting in the wings to sign a new AWB. Cruz will never go for that.

    Bush thinks that America is an idea rather than a place.

  15. On August 9, 2019 at 1:23 pm, H said:

    Bush thinks that America is an idea rather than a place.

    And that idea, the one fixed and solid principle of the Bush family, is that they deserve to run the country. I’m glad we seem to be rid of them.

  16. On August 9, 2019 at 1:39 pm, Fred said:

    “He does seemingly genuinely care for people.”

    This is exactly why the Holy Bible says that women should not be in charge. A nanny state assumes in the end that it must do the work of god, church, neighbors, and family to care for others.

    Caring about people through National leadership is not the same as caring for people to their ruination. If you care about people you don’t take their guns because they need them. If you care for people (nurture/empathy/clean bo boos/hugs, all fine qualities in a woman at home) you take their guns because they are children who need to be cared for that can’t care for themselves in the gov’s mindset.

    How could you send men to war or defend your border if you cared FOR people instead of caring about your people and their Nation?

    A Nation must be led, by a man with iron resolve for his Nations future, yes, at the expense of all others and even to the temporary detriment or sometimes death of some of your own in order to perpetuate your Nation. Trump did appear on many levels to be this type of man. He has folded to the NWO like a cheap suit. Ivanka and Jared are his mind and whoever he talks to last that seems the most compelling he takes those words as his own new fondest pet idea. Trump has no center, no core because he has no God. I mean, even evil people are consistent, structured, and have determined goals. Trump is mush.

    Trump was builder (also a branding expert) and a good one because the goal is preset, build the thing. Now input about how to do that is welcomed. National Leadership is a whole ‘nother ball of wax.

    But, I stand by my inclination. He will remain installed for a second term, after all, he’s playing ball, and that’s what counts.

  17. On August 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm, Joshua Smith said:

    @Fred, you wrote:

    A Nation must be led, by a man with iron resolve for his Nations future, yes, at the expense of all others and even to the temporary detriment or sometimes death of some of your own in order to perpetuate your Nation.

    This sentence could have been written by any authoritarian claiming either side of the proverbial aisle. It sounds fanatical. It is fanatical.

    Why must any nation be lead? That’s where you start. Under what a priori assumptions do we arrive at “must?” What is “iron resolve,” exactly? To what sort of “expense” and “detriment” do you refer, exactly, or is that all “death?” Why is there precedence given to a “Nation” over its constituent individuals? How do you reconcile this collectivist ethos with your western Christianity? To what “Nation” do you refer, exactly, and along what dimensions is this nation formed?

    Your words read like jingoistic propaganda to me.

  18. On August 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm, George said:

    Herschel. You are 100% correct about the judges. Trump’s SCOTUS picks have already leaned left in a few cases. They are not hard conservatives. Cruz would have picked better ones.

  19. On August 9, 2019 at 3:03 pm, Herschel Smith said:


    I like Gorsuch. He is a conservative-libertarian. He’s about limiting the power of FedGov above all else. As for the other one, not so much. He’s a big gov man.

    As for the lower courts, I can’t say I know that much, except that he put one liberal on the Ninth Circuit.

  20. On August 9, 2019 at 3:38 pm, Fred said:

    I took myself out of context, if such a thing were possible. I simply didn’t feel like writing 2 pages of background about rightful and just government and then specifying why hard men as leaders are good when things go bad. I suppose that you are correct. That statement by itself could be rather Hitlerian or Stalinist (I know, we’re supposed to pretend that they were different from each other). The folks who read this blog know the background, but we all know what assumptions do and you got me.

    Anyway, I offer the US Constitution (only fit for a religious people) and specifically the part about drafting an army to be sent perhaps to their death in defense of Nation as a type of this resolve that a leader needs in order to put the drafted army to use. My statement assumes rightful Republicanism.

    Further background on Republicanism would be such as this which is the rough basis of the US’ original governmental structure (don’t miss the result in the last word of the quote, because you don’t need war and hard leaders if you will do what God commands in first place):

    “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: and let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee. If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.”

    As to Nation, I use the old definitions. Not those in Websters that apparently has been re-written by statists and other commies, to make a Nation synonymous with a Country. A country is a land area. You can put all of the disparate people that you want into a Country but it will not be a Nation. A Nation is a people, well, if they are willing to defend a land area, traditions, culture, heritage, history etc. None of this is unbiblical. Loving your neighbor, or treating the stranger among you well, does not mean to allow your civilization to be overrun by Godless barbarians, or overthrown from within by the same, especially, because; Feelings. And the feelings part is why men are the head in God’s design. I know, it’s uncomfortable to say out loud, but it must be said.

    Allowing yourselves to be ruined is not what Christ said or meant anywhere. In fact, not following Him will ruin you and your Nation, read Matthew…But hey, you get to keep your Country if you’re allowed to live and you can use the constitution as TP when all of the food production is ground to a halt and the trucks stop running, so there’s that, but of course if there’s no food you don’t much need TP anyway.

    Sometimes, we must girt up our loins and call upon the LORD so that we might live, even if that means making war.

    All of that said to say, that we have lost our Nation and are losing its landmass in the process but we deserve it, and worse. Again, claiming no special knowledge, I just read my bible, holy Judgement is upon us. And if you don’t know who us is, you will. They always start with the Christians.

    I do know that God is no respecter of persons and that there are only two peoples in God’s economy; them that believe of the LORD and them that don’t, well, perhaps a third that believe and won’t follow but I digress. But, the enemies of God don’t care about this, obviously. Perhaps the Christians of color (Is that a thing, it sounds retarded.) will be allowed to live in the coming Revolution but I doubt it. They always come for the Christians first. Can’t have those pesky men indwelt by the Spirit of righteousness and justice interfering with the mass killings, now can they. But, if you want to kill me because I’m Christian I’ve resolved in my heart not to deny my LORD but if you want to go about killing any who won’t comply with the new regime, then you will have return fire, and which point, going on offense will be justified by the Law of God. LORD in heaven help us.

    So now I’ve stepped on everybody’s toes and upset perceptions about favorite verses and Mr. Herschel might get a warning about comment content but oh well, truth ain’t easy.

    I use the entirety of God’s law, the Prophets, and New Testament to reach my conclusions, and I include history and the facts of those who are anti-Christ based upon their past behaviors, so answers that squeeze the life out of a verse or two might get some feedback not well received. I remain, as always, open to intelligent feedback. I’ve been known to change my mind so don’t give up on me.

    Interestingly, Joshua was one of only 2 men, the other was Caleb, who had the fortitude and not the spirit of fear, to insist that the people follow God and make war immediately to take their land. Hmm? Both got to see that land, and they were the only two.

    Have a great weekend and use it wisely.

  21. On August 9, 2019 at 4:14 pm, Fred said:

    Maybe I shouldn’t have used the word “expense” in the expense of all others. That does sound a bit crazy re-reading it. It should probably say in preference of our own above others, you know, take care of your own house first. I also forgot in my reply above that the the comment in question was meant in context of the post by Herschel and the comments of others; foreign and domestic policy issues currently in dispute. I don’t want to invade Poland. Heh.

  22. On August 9, 2019 at 4:22 pm, Joshua Smith said:

    I confess, I’m more acclimated to the insane parts of the Internet, and so when I visit TCJ sometimes my bullshit meter isn’t exactly calibrated. When I read “Nation,” I think of Aryan wackos. I see that you’re more serious than that.

  23. On August 9, 2019 at 8:04 pm, BRVTVS said:

    The problem with Cruz is that, Constitutionally, he is no more eligible to be president than Obama was. Sources: and

  24. On August 9, 2019 at 10:00 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    I’ve seen the arguments both ways and I’m not convinced you’re right. Anyway, it doesn’t matter now. We have a gun controller for president, and I guess that’s what everybody wanted.

  25. On August 9, 2019 at 10:38 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    And speaking of Texas:

  26. On August 9, 2019 at 11:28 pm, Mike said:

    2020 is going to be a barn-burner. My advice is to get caught up on your dental work and get off your meds or stockpile your meds. Stay frosty….

  27. On August 9, 2019 at 11:34 pm, SemperFi, 0321 said:

    Bottom line, we’re just treading water and flapping our gums until the shooting starts. There is no ‘easy button’ to make this go away, one side will win and the other lose, it’s always been that way.
    Picking politicians to lead us to the promised land is a fools errand, and a great way to put off facing reality. They’re all crooked and thinking otherwise only shows your level of delusion.
    Had another friend tell me today what a bunch of pussies the left are, bad move on his part since he now thinks they’ll just go away from ineptitude and his exceptional sense of being.
    It’s going to be one hell of a war, I do know that for a fact.

  28. On August 10, 2019 at 6:50 am, Carl B. said:

    Ted Cruz barely defeated Beto O’Dork for God’s sake. Cruz is a two-faced triple-hearted slime bucket.

    Whether Trump wins re-election or not is immaterial. After 2024 this country is done. Finished. Kaput. Finis.

    After that any free, straight, armed, Christian White men will be living under the radar/underground if they live at all.

    You’re not voting your way out of this and no UniParty/GOP drone is going to save you.


  29. On August 10, 2019 at 7:06 am, william chan said:

    We will not trade our BIRTHRIGHT for a pot of beans as ESAU did.
    The [U.S.] Constitution(Bill of RIGHTS) is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals … it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government … it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizen’s protection against the government.” Ayn Rand
    We are the only country in the world that has a Second Amendment.
    Find one government in all of history that banned it’s own ARMED FORCES from “Keeping and Bearing” ARMS.
    Find one government in the history of humanity that felt a need to document a “RIGHT” for it’s ARMED FORCES to possess ARMS.
    Oppressive Governments are ALWAYS banning the People’S RIGHTS to arms.
    The claim that the Founding Fathers wrote the 2nd Amendment to give Our ARMED FORCES a “right” to keep and carry ARMS is S-T-U-P-I-D.
    The only reason for the Second Amendment is to clearly spell-out the GOD GIVEN RIGHT of INDIVIDUALS to keep & bear ARMS.
    The only reason for the BILL(list) of RIGHTS was to codify INDIVIDUALS’ GOD GIVEN RIGHTS.
    Has there ever been a government that was not chock full of it’s “rights” up to and including declaring itself to be the Lord God Almighty?! (Rome, Egypt, Israel,etc)
    Does the 1st Amendment mean the GOVERNMENT is allowed to give speeches? Try shutting up any Politician. But THEY would LOVE to shut YOU up, hence the FIRST Amendment.
    Anyone who tells you the 2nd Amendment applies to the Army or State Militia, is telling you they think you are STUPID.
    There has NEVER been a government that felt it had to codify it’s army’s/soldier’s “RIGHT” to “Keep and BEAR ARMS” because there has NEVER been a government that refused to allow It’s own soldiers to KEEP and BEAR ARMS!
    The Second Amendment was written for the People, like the other 9 Amendments in the Bill of Rights. This was confirmed by the SCOTUS in the DC vs Heller decision, where they stated that the “People” in the Second Amendment were the same “People” that are mentioned in the First and Fourth Amendment.
    The 2nd Amendment clearly codifies the “right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms”, and certainly not “the Militia”.
    Why would “the Militia”, a type of army manned by citizen-soldiers as opposed to full-time “regulars”, need a constitutional amendment to guarantee they have the right “to keep and bear arms”?
    Is there any specific statement anywhere in the Constitution that the army Congress is empowered to raise has the “right to keep and bear arms”? Of course not. …………. That is assumed.

    the 2nd amendment,, specifies that the RIGHT to bear arms is the right of the people,, NOT the militia,,,, it is the people who will make up the militia,, but the right is not the right of a “well regulated militia” it is the right of the people, We the people were BORN WITH UNALIENABLE RIGHTS, meaning they come from GOD.

  30. On August 10, 2019 at 7:39 am, SWRichmond said:


    The question js not whether we make it to 2020. The question is what happens November 4th 2020? And don’t think there aren’t plenty of false flags being planned leading up to and after that day.

  31. On August 10, 2019 at 7:52 am, Herschel Smith said:

    @Carl B.,

    You exactly voiced my feelings about Trump. Liar, pit viper, scum bucket.

  32. On August 10, 2019 at 8:26 am, Rumplestiltskin said:

    Mitch McConnell actually say this; “But what we can’t do is fail to pass something”

    This is part of the hysterical idiocy that our congress has fallen into. We must do something, we must do something. This “Chicken Little” idiocy has got to stop.

    First they need to understand that the facts show that nothing can be done and nothing should be done because those facts reveal that there are less shooting today than 20 years ago. READ THE FBI STATISTICS.

    The fact that hundreds of thousands die every year in hospitals from wrong diagnoses, wrong prescription, incompetence along with and including freeway deaths, seems to bypass politicians. Facts my friends, Trump the sniveling bull shit advocated by the morons in Congress.

  33. On August 10, 2019 at 10:17 am, pyrrhus said:

    Cruz would not have been better, he’s a Canadian and a total weasel…Trump has no apparent beliefs but he hasn’t started any new wars…..

  34. On August 10, 2019 at 10:18 am, Herschel Smith said:

    Trump is a total weasel, and he started a war on gun owners. QED.

  35. On August 10, 2019 at 3:56 pm, Blather said:

    Here, got something for ya. If it’s NOT constitutional ya don’t have to obey it. You can nullify it as PH said, or go for the route I prefer. Just ignore it. And if all the American people did this you would NOT have TYRANNY on the land since YOUR Constitution is the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND. Not a Mr. Donald Trump, not a Mr. Mitch McConnel, and certainly not any treasonous member of Congogress or any Democrap. Now, why did you got your panty in a wad for?

  36. On August 10, 2019 at 6:38 pm, Phil said:

    I hoped he was good so much-I couldn’t see the truth.

  37. On August 11, 2019 at 10:06 am, Ned2 said:

    Cruz was not eligible to be President. He’s Canadian.
    He also married into the CFR, his wife being a member until 2011. She was Goldman Sachs too. But that’s all moot now. Cruz is done as a political somebody. Texas is probably going blue next year along with Florida and Georgia.

    The point of all of this?
    There isn’t a single politician, on either side, in any state, that isn’t controlled by the Deep State Globalist Empire. It’s impossible to overcome their influence anywhere. They control the money, so morals no longer matter.

    They will ban guns, eventually. As they have been instructed to do. All we can do is resist and try to conserve our way of life, but short of full blown revolution nothing will change. We’ll continue to lose our natural rights, gradually, until we have forgotten what they were.

  38. On August 11, 2019 at 10:20 am, Herschel Smith said:


    As I said above, I’ve read the arguments on both sides and I’m not convinced you’re right. And history is the best indicator of how a man will behave under pressure. The actions of Cruz has told us he would have been a better choice. Not perfect, but better.

    Doesn’t matter now. Enjoy your gun controller president.

    MAGA hats for everybody!

  39. On August 11, 2019 at 3:13 pm, Patriotic Veteran said:

    Ever since prayer and the Bible were taken out of schools and government we have been losing freedoms. President Kennedy and hundreds since him are murdered and the guilty parties escape unpunished into the shadows. A stifling amount of gun control laws have been added since the 1960s. If we can get prayer and the Bible back in schools, and demand justice continually until the guilty are punished, we will get back our rights. Jesus Christ does not bless cowards, but He will bless those in a righteous cause.

  40. On August 11, 2019 at 4:36 pm, Jim Rodgers said:

    Cruz woulda this. W was that. Trump never was the other. Blah. Blah. Blah. Trump is a short reprieve. Empires. The left. The neocons. Fucking blather on endlessly. Survive. Praise God. Spread the Gospel. We know what is coming. Always have. Live whatever time we have as men.

    There is but one firm hope and that is Christ.

    Stand as men with faith and God.

  41. On August 11, 2019 at 6:29 pm, Chris Mallory said:

    Cruz is a Cuban who just happened to be born in Canada. That doesn’t make him Canadian any more than a Mexican born in the US is American.

    Cruz belongs in Cuba, not the US Senate.

  42. On August 11, 2019 at 7:08 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    Good Chris. Enjoy your gun controller president. Nothing could be finer! MAGA hats for everybody.

  43. On August 11, 2019 at 7:14 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @Blather (and others),

    Not convinced by your rantings. Nobody’s panties are in a wad. The excuse that there is always the next step in the war isn’t a good answer. Politics is simply the first skirmish. You’re in the war now, stupid.

    Ignoring that, refusing to engage in the political scene, and squandering away hard fought gains of the past only convinces me that gun owners hadn’t the will, stomach, virtue, power, persistence, or world view necessary even to win the first skirmish. The collectivists are more motivated, more connected, more consistent, and more determined.

    The future doesn’t look so bright with that kind of disjointed, baseless laziness.

    You’re just making excuses for failure. So far, you can mark this up as a win for the collectivists, and a failure for decent Americans. There is no excuse.

  44. On August 12, 2019 at 4:48 pm, Jimmy the Saint said:

    “We are where we are because enough people didn’t ask Trump the hard questions on his core belief in gun rights”

    No, we are where we are because nobody ever does anything about infringements on the Second Amendment. It’s been primarily observed in the breach thereof for over a century, but nothing is done. Towns enact ordinances banning the carrying of firearms? Nothing beyond some angry muttering. Congress enacts a law banning certain types of firearms? Nothing beyond some angry letters to the editor. And on and on it goes. No group, of a size which would force politicians – at any level – to take notice, has ever taken to the town square, state capitol steps, or national mall and said “You wanna take the next 30 seconds or so to rethink that before we make you rethink it?” Hasn’t happened. Isn’t happening. Won’t happen.

    That’s how we got here.

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