Walkabout In The Weminuche Wilderness

Herschel Smith · 05 Aug 2018 · 41 Comments

"There are no socialists in the bush" - HPS All of my physical training only barely prepared me for the difficulty of the Weminuche Wilderness (pronounced with the "e" silent).  It's National Forest land, not National Park.  The Department of Agriculture no longer prints maps of the area, so we relied on NatGeo for the map, and it's good, but not perfect. We have a lot of ground to cover, including traveling with firearms, the modification I made to one of my guns for the trip, the actors…… [read more]

Doing Damage Control After Richmond

BY Herschel Smith
4 hours, 43 minutes ago

Philadelphia Enquirer.

Because this year, on MLK Day, a gun-rights rally took place in Virginia. The kind featuring thousands of mostly white people, many of them carrying guns, some allegedly from right-wing hate groups, and all united in their fervent desire to carry weapons that kill.

I support the right to keep and bear arms. But the spectacle of a reported 22,000 people — many of them white and armed — converging on the Virginia Capitol was reminiscent of a gigantic lynch mob, and it was chilling that such a gathering took place on the only national holiday honoring a black man.

Next up, UNC Radio.

According to Devin Burghart, an expert on white nationalism and far-right paramilitary organizations, the language of some who support the sanctuary resolutions in Virginia bears unmistakeable links to anti-government movements from decades past.

Specifically, Burghart points to the visible influence of the idea of “posse comitatus,” Latin for “power of the county.”

Burghart says the “posse comitatus” theory claims that the political will of the people is at its most potent at the county level, and as such, the most important holders of public office are county sheriffs.

“An elected Sheriff answers only to the citizenry,” wrote Sheriff Scott Jenkins of Culpeper County, Virginia, in a recent Facebook post on the Sheriff’s Office page. “I will always respect the rule of law but I don’t need to wait for a court to interpret my duty for me.”

Sheriff Jenkins has been an outspoken supporter of the Virginia sanctuaries, vowing to deputize county residents to resist state laws regulating guns, should they pass.

“This notion of county supremacy and the ideas of the ‘posse comitatus’ that go all the way back to the 1970s, and the idea of the sheriff being the most important law enforcement officer in the land is one that has deep and deeply troubling roots in this country,” said Burghart, executive director of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights. “The ideas originated in the racist right.”

Finally, NYT.

RICHMOND, Va. — Around 22,000 people came here on Monday to protest potential new restrictions on guns under consideration by the new Democratic majority in the General Assembly. Most of the protesters were outside the grounds of the State Capitol, and most appeared to be carrying weapons: handguns, shotguns, carbines and semiautomatic rifles. There were armed men in camouflage and military-style equipment threatening insurrection if the state’s elected representatives acted contrary to their wishes.

Walking through the crowds, I saw Gadsden flags emblazoned with “Don’t Tread on Me” and “Come and Take It” banners alongside “Blue Lives Matter” patches sewn into vests and T-shirts with oft-used quotations like Thomas Jefferson’s famous claim that “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

The rhetoric may have been violent, but the overall event was calm — a “peaceful protest,” Brian Moran, the Virginia secretary of public safety, told The Washington Post. A model of democratic assembly.

But that “peace” can’t be separated from intimidation; progressive groups urged members not to go to the Capitol to avoid violent confrontation with extremists. There were no counterprotests or rival demonstrations. The Second Amendment had effectively limited the First.

[ … ]

These dynamics carried over into the creation of the United States. At its founding, the United States was a white republic whose Constitution reflected settler preoccupation with racial control. As it grew and expanded, so would Americans’ racialized understanding of rights, responsibilities, personhood and citizenship.

“Radicalized understanding.”  “Racist.”  “White supremacy.”  “Deeply troubling.”  “Lynch mob.”

So let me break all of this down for you in four words.  Let me explain what all of this is about.  This is damage control.

They wanted violence.  They wanted negligent discharges.  They wanted fights.  They wanted arrests.  They got none of that.

Now, as if Bloomberg sent out the message that this was an awful event that the enemy won, his apparatchiks are doing damage control.  That’s how you know Richmond was a success.

The best thing of the three commentaries was this quote.

Mack is founder and president of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, and gained prominence in the 1990s. He was a plaintiff in a successful lawsuit resisting requirements that law enforcement perform background checks on gun buyers as originally intended by the Clinton-era Brady Bill. He says he’s in touch with some of the sheriffs supporting Second Amendment sanctuaries today.

“A lot of those sanctuary cities and counties across the country don’t go far enough,” said Mack. “What do you do if they still come in and try to take law abiding citizens’ guns? [The sheriffs] need to actually intervene and interpose and not let it happen.”

Yes.  This.  And this is what I’ve been saying all along, haven’t I?

You need to fisk your local Sheriff and his deputies.  If they aren’t on board, they need to be replaced.  You need to fisk your county commissioners.  If they aren’t on board, they need to be replaced.

Then after lining up your assets, you can work your county attorney to ensure that he’s fully on board, or that he’s replaced soon enough by being fired by the very commissioners you put on the board.  The attorney is the linchpin of this whole process, because the commissioners aren’t going to do something he suggests against.  The Sheriff might (if it’s Sheriff Mack), but it would be better to fisk everyone and get all necessary parties on board.  That’s your leverage.  Understand it.  Use it.

Listen.  The second amendment sanctuary movement is a God-send.  This provides structure.  This provides the ability to turn national politics into local politics.  Bloomberg wanted to go local.  Very well.  He’s won some of the battles.  But by going local and getting everyone on board with the 2A resolutions, that affects not only local, but national politics and policy as well.

Do you understand?  This is your chance to become involved in local politics and have a national effect.

That’s why the communists are scared of the movement.  They should be.  It’s grass roots.  It’s organic.  It’s local.  Most of all, it’s righteous.

Drama In The 2A Community

BY Herschel Smith
5 hours, 13 minutes ago

Rex explains it all.

Where Do Virginia Patriots Go After Richmond?

BY Herschel Smith
1 day, 4 hours ago

I don’t really want to write this entry, it’s strong medicine.  If you don’t want that medicine, stop reading now.  It won’t hurt my feelings one bit.

As long as you’re here, pull up a hard back chair, grab a strong cup of coffee, and ponder what I’ve said.  Before you pound the keyboard to reply in anger, read it again, and ponder what I’ve said again.

Richmond was by my estimation a huge success.  Why I believe this will become apparent as we go along through this dose of medicine.  I’ve seen no end to the cringe-worthy throwdowns at Virginians and other attendees to the rally for doing nothing of any use, failing to end the intent to infringe on our rights, and failing to tear down the fences and burn Richmond to the ground.  Or some sort of worthless blather like that.

I warned (as did others) that this could be a setup for both false flag events and provocateurs, and while I feel certain that such things were planned, the event, the degree of control over it, and the attention to detail of the attendees made it a completely unfit atmosphere for such things.

I glad it went as well as it did.  The event has its detractors, and the objections usually fit into one of the following categories: (a) We don’t get to vote our way out of this, (b) nothing good came of it, (c) the .gov now has face recognition for all attendees, as well as car plate numbers, and probably names, of most of the attendees (i.e., anonymity has been compromised).  So let me address these items and then outline why I think we’re where we are and what comes next.  I’ll have to do so in headings.


No thinking man can honestly object that attendees have lost anonymity.  There was never any to be had, and even if there was, there cannot be in the future.

If you believe, after pounding the keyboard for years like you have, purchased guns and ammunition like you have, turned in tax forms like you have, and worked within the system like you have, that you have even one iota of anonymity left, you don’t understand how all of this works.  The .gov is directly tied into trunks of the internet at key locations throughout the nation, and if you don’t think the right (or wrong) folks know what you’ve been writing or saying, you don’t understand the internet as it exists today.

I know it may make you feel better to use some sort of nom de guerre, like you’re really secret and hidden from direct view, and it may make you feel empowered to be a jerk behind the screen, but it’s all an illusion.  It’s not real, and if you believe in it, you’re naive.

Moreover, the founders risked their lives, families, fortunes and honor to found a new country.  If you don’t understand that, you don’t even understand what it means to be a patriot, much less are you in the game.  If you’re not in the game yet, go ahead and keep pounding the keyboard like it means something, and stop reading this now.  If you try to do any of the things I’ve suggested so far to press forward with the recovery of our heritage, like approaching your CLEO for a meeting about what it means to him to be a sanctuary county, and try to hide or conceal your name, please send me a note and tell me how that goes.  Introduce yourself to your local Sheriff as “Brutus Maximus the keyboard warrior,” and then try to fisk his ideas on God-given rights.  Tell me how long the meeting lasts.  It will be nothing but a joke.

The things I’m saying about anonymity are directed at both military (esp. former SpecOps) and non-military, cops and politicians, professionals and blue collar workers.  No one is exempt, and all of your commitment will be required to make it through what’s coming.  If you want to pound the keyboard in angry reply to this, go ahead, but I’ll just laugh when I read your nom de guerre while I use my real name.  You’re committed or not, but don’t be a pretender.  Pretenders aren’t serious people.


There is no voting our way out of this.  Well no, not at the moment.  Not as the voting public is currently constituted.  As a nation we lost our way a very long time ago.

We (Americans, and I point my finger particularly at the church and Christians) watched the soul-polluting garbage that comes from Hollywood; we sent children to public schools for indoctrination into communism; we allowed the communists to infiltrate the halls of academia and take control of the academy; we looked the other way when the communists infiltrated the seminaries to teach social justice and lies rather than the incarnation, justification and the doctrines of grace; we kept giving to the churches when they sent their money to those dens of the Satan; we trusted the FedGov when they said that the judiciary would be unbiased and they could be allowed to control the law schools and judicial nominees; we shrugged when corrupt politicians ensconced in that pit of vipers, Washington D.C.

We were too busy wearing the jerseys of our favorite thug who desecrated the Lord’s day sabbath, or hunting, or sleeping, or trying to make a fortune in business, to pay attention to the fact that Bolsheviks were increasingly running things.  Virginians, in droves, stayed home on election day, and those who did show up lacked the world and life view necessary to vote intelligently.

Now they are paying the price for it.  You see, politics is war.  If you don’t understand that, your mind is empty and your ideas vapid.  It may not be shooting (or it may be, if you refuse to dishonor your God-given rights and receive a visit from the local police for it), but it is war nonetheless.  It is a war of ideas and world views, and while it may be at one end of the spectrum, it is still war.  Politics is war.  Always remember that.  Loss of that war may mean the end of your wealth, honor, dignity, families, fortunes, and even lives.

I have a friend who was once interviewed for a position as a professor of philosophy.  His team of interviewers asked him to outline the branches of philosophy, and he responded, “(1) Ontology / Metaphysics, (2) Epistemology, and (3) Ethics.”  Then he added, “Sometimes ethics is called and categorized as politics.”  His idiot team didn’t even know the categories themselves, but he got the job.

One student in a particular class complained about his instruction on the differences in world and life views, and he had the students re-seat and leave a row of chairs in the middle of the class empty.  He then knocked over that entire row (like dominoes), and said, “That is the gulf between Christianity and paganism.”  You’re one or the other, but not both, and choosing no side is not an option.

My friend got it.  When God created us, He made us to take dominion of His creation, to claim it for His glory, in its entirety.  That means the arts, sciences, government, business, engineering, and everything.  Telling me that you don’t care about politics is the same thing as telling me that you don’t think God has anything to say about how men live together, and that you don’t care about ethics.  We are in the very position we are because of our failure to engage ethics and politics, our failure to teach our children, our failure to hold fellow men accountable, our failure to hold our society accountable.

Thus, Hollywood promotes homosexuality, government steals from us, the public turns to the state as god, and 70 million babies have been murdered.  Don’t believe for one second that the country can do this and avoid the wrath and judgment of the Almighty.  You may (falsely) find yourself blameless in all of this.  Yes, I too home schooled my children and taught them, read the Bible to them, and tried my best to hold my public officials accountable.  But I could have done more.  So could you.  Either way, God’s judgment is not just personal, but corporate, and entire peoples get caught up in the entirety of His righteous judgment upon men and countries.  I am a theonomist and Christian reconstructionist, and believe in having a Christian republic.  We’ve come a long way from that, if we ever had it to begin with.

So don’t give me that tripe any more about how you care nothing for politics, while you go back to fondling your rifle.  If that’s your attitude, you’ve done nothing but harm the cause, and your rifle won’t save you.  No, we can’t vote our way out of this.  Voting is the end of the process of teaching and training a people, not the beginning of it.  Get the right order and get clear-headed about this thing.

What Richmond Accomplished

Richmond was a morale-booster for patriots.  It showed that they can come together on fairly short notice and focus on and achieve unity of action.  Whether it did anything to dissuade the communists from pursuing their goals isn’t the point.  I couldn’t care any less about that.  “Can a leopard change its spots?”  What it did do is give patriots the moral high ground.

It took many years of deliberations, thousand upon thousands of letters, endless debates, and numerous local meetings to send word back to the continental congress, to achieve unity of action for the war of independence.  What makes anyone think that recovery of the liberties we squandered will be any easier?  But it gave the continental congress the moral high ground.  That brought the people along with them.

The founders needed the moral high ground.  Without it, and without unity of action, it would have been anarchy.  Anarchy is bad.  It means, in today’s parlance, Bosnia on steroids.  No one wins.  Your family won’t survive, you won’t survive, and if anything comes of it, the .gov will pick patriots off one by one.

The moral high ground for Virginians was attained on Monday.  That’s good for the psyche of patriots, for the planning stages for going forward from here, and for implanting the knowledge that they’ve once again told the planners, “This is the last warning – we won’t live be these edicts.”  To be sure, Virginians were asleep at the wheel, like a lot of us, but they are awake now, and they don’t need our bitching, griping, moaning and complaining about what they did or didn’t do.  They need ideas.  With that in mind, I’d like to propose a few starters to get the ball rolling.  I’ll pose it in the form of questions / comments.

Practical Suggestions

Where are you going to shoot now?  You know you need to engage in the shooting sports with your children, wife, colleagues and co-patriots, but you also know that the state is going after your ranges.  Where do you go now?  Do you have land?  Do you know like-minded people who have land?  Are you partnered with anyone who is like-minded?

Do you think it’s impressive to show up at the rally so fat that your tactical vests cannot even contain the fat rolls?  Is that the image you want to present, and how intimidating do you think that is?  Do you understand the bad optics of that sort of presentation?  How useful would it have been to show up with 6% body fat, muscular, fit and trim, wearing kit that becomes you, carrying impressive weaponry (more on that in a moment)?

I was reading Tom Ricks some time ago (whom I dislike), and was reminded of something that happened in Mogadishu.  History will show that the Marines were in Mogadishu before the Rangers / Delta.  The warlords there saw the Marines, their unity of action, their intent, their heavy kit, and the desire for a fight, and told their people to stand down.  Besides, if 20 Marines would have been killed, based on their history, they would have sent 20,000 to take their revenge.  That’s just how they are.

I won’t go into too much detail, but having a son who was a Marine, I know the Corps to be almost sociopaths and literally paranoid, individually and institutionally.  It’s incorrect to say that the Marines aren’t scared.  They’re scared of everything, including (and most of all) that the institution won’t exist.  The thing they are most scared of is their own NCOs.  They fear them more than they do the enemy, whomever that is determined to be.  Optics, optics, optics, optics, optics.  It’s more important than you know.

I’m not claiming that the Marines were capable or trained to do the things that Delta was, that would be nonsense.  I’m claiming that the warlords wanted nothing to do with people who hold bitter, eternal grudges (and pass those grudges down through their history) and present themselves as wanting to fight, and willing to stupidly sacrifice innumerable lives to recover reputation.  It was only after the Marines left that the warlords took on U.S. troops.

You may disagree with the use of this as an example of optics, but I know many more from my son’s time in Fallujah.  I know of battles they never had to fight because of presentation.  He cleared many rooms and shot many rounds in Fallujah, but the Marines would rather avoid the fight and stand the enemy down with optics.  Wrong presentation can have the effect of emboldening the enemy.

A point about weaponry (I said I would come back to this).  I don’t mean any disrespect for readers and their financial capabilities, because God knows I’ve got my own issues.  But my question for you is do you have a rack/budget AR-15, or have you saved your money to get a Daniel Defense, Rock River Arms, BCM or LaRue Tactical?  There’s a difference, and you know it’s true.  If you purchased a rack AR because that’s all you can afford, my respect goes out to you.  If you did so because your wife wants to go to the beach this summer, it may be time to tell your wife that you’ve got other priorities at the moment.  This is true especially if you live in Virginia.  Do you have a sling, good optics, and a good tactical light for that rifle?  Have you trained with it lately?

The most significant and immediate effect of the new communist laws will be on FFLs.  Have you purchased all you need to purchase?  What about ammunition?  What are your plans for going out of state to make your procurement in the future?  Have you considered the logistics of this thing?  Do you know how to spot a poser who wants to arrest you as your cross the state lines back to Virginia with your ammunition, and how to avoid him?  You know that ammunition is next in line if the communists have their way.

Are you meeting with like-minded patriots in your community?  Do you even know who they are?

Have you made plans to sit with your CLEO and fisk his intentions concerning being a sanctuary county?  Is he prepared to arrest agents of the state who come into the county to enforce state laws? Why is this important?  Unity of action.  You don’t need the CLEO as an enemy while you’re working to retain recognition of your rights.  I don’t care how you feel about cops.

Have you made plans to sit with your county commissioners and fisk their intentions concerning being a sanctuary county?  If either the CLEO or commissioner claims that it was merely a “symbolic act,” they need to be replaced via politics.  Yes, you may have to engage in politics.

If your CLEO and commissioners don’t really intend to honor the sanctuary resolutions they passed, do you have any plans when agents of the state enter your county to enforce state laws?

Have you put on a ruck lately and climbed any mountains?  You have plenty of good ones in your state.  Make use of them.  I include lots of photographs of hills I climb and trails I ride with my bike.  Do you think it’s because I’m so narcissistic that I want you to look at me?  I’m rarely if ever in those pictures.  I’m trying to be an encouragement.  If a 60-year old man with severe RA can lose the weight, add muscle and get into shape, you can do it.  My oldest son had awful back surgery several years ago.  He worked through the pain and his favorite exercise now is dead lift.  It can be done.  Do you spend time in the gym?  Do you go backpacking regularly?

At some point in the future, you may need a fire for cooking and warmth, without being detected by silhouette.  Have you practiced making a Dakota Fire Hole?

How capable are you of integrating into a team?  If you’re like me, you don’t like taking orders from anyone because you’re smarter than they are.  But the commenters over this and other web sites are so dis-aggregated and disagreeable that they couldn’t concur on the color of the grass.  What makes you think that anyone will team with you to protect life and liberty if you’re that way?

What does your local preacher say about all of this?  Is he focused on social justice, or does he understand the importance of God-given rights?  You may need to find a new church, as he is teaching your family.  Don’t forget the role that religious instruction played in the war of independence and the thousands of sermons preached about it.  The English parliament knew that war as the “Presbyterian Rebellion.”  For good reason.

Do you have proper control over your own family?  Just how stable, educated and aware are your loved ones?  If your family life isn’t stable, you are subject to red flag law home invasions.  If you don’t have your family life in order, drop everything else, including guns, ammunition and politics, and tend to the spiritual life of your family.

Last, how spiritually squared away are you?  I’m “preaching to the choir” here, because we can all do better.  Your family life can’t be squared away if you’re not.


I won’t go on with the next-step practical tips, pointers and suggestions.  I’m an idiot (as I’m sure most readers will agree), and I can come up with a number of things that may be helpful.  Readers are smarter, and can add to this list.  I don’t intend this to be a clearinghouse or repository for tips or next steps.  The point is to get you thinking about this.

And the point is also that if you dislike what I said, that’s okay with me.  Go back to your nom de guerre like it protects you, and pound your keyboard in anger like it’s going to change anything. But doing that is helping the communists along, and the patriots are the ones who need our help.  The fact that they’re not perfect isn’t a reason to moan, bitch and complain.  You aren’t perfect either.  Just have compassion on your fellow patriots and be helpful for a change.


Springfield Armory: Going For The Cop Market

BY Herschel Smith
1 day, 15 hours ago

This video, around the 43 second mark.

Shooting windows out of cars.  Grand theft auto and cop-games.  It looks like they’re the same thing, and Springfield Armory is going for that market.  Why you would want to do something like this anywhere except downtown Fallujah in 2004-2007 is anyone’s guess.

Henry X Models

BY Herschel Smith
2 days, 3 hours ago

After discussing the wisdom and utility of having a lever action carbine and a revolver in the same caliber, I wrote a note to Mr. Anthony Imperato of Henry Repeating Arms.  He wrote back a nice note and explained that they had new models coming but didn’t like announcing until they had the models ready to ship.  Then he sent me some swag.

Today I exchanged another note with him and congratulated Henry’s engineers on a really nice release.  The Henry X Model.

The specifications can he found here (focusing on the one that interests me, the .357 Magnum).

17.4″ barrel, scope-mountable, fiber optic sights, 7-rounds, side gate loading (which was the feature I was waiting for), synthetic stock, and rail at the front (would be useful for hog hunting).  MSRP = $970.

I really want to get one and perform a review, but this one will have to go into the queue.  Wife would not approve at the moment, and neither would the bank account.

New Hampshire Man Chokes Coyote To Death After It Attacked His Toddler

BY Herschel Smith
2 days, 4 hours ago

News from New Hampshire.

A New Hampshire man fought and killed a coyote on Monday, police said, bringing a spate of attacks to an end.

Ian O’Reilly, from Kensington, choked the coyote to death after it attacked his two-year-old child. The same coyote is believed to have bitten a woman in the buttocks earlier in the day, and attacked a car.

The coyote targeted O’Reilly’s family while they were walking on a trail near Kensington. It bit one of O’Reilly’s three children, prompting the father to kick it. O’Reilly then throttled the animal.

“There was no interest in it going away,” O’Reilly told Boston 25 News. “[I] ultimately had to make the decision to become the aggressor and jumped on it, attacked it and [got] it to the ground.

“When I was able to get on top of it, I put my hand on its snout so it wasn’t able to attack me. There was quite a bit of snow on the ground, so I shoved the face into the snow and then eventually was able [to] put my hand on its snout and expire it through suffocation.

“Ultimately one hand on its windpipe and one hand on its snout did the trick.”

O’Reilly was reportedly bitten in the arm and chest. His child was wearing a bulky snowsuit and was unharmed.

“The coyote attacked a young child, and the child’s dad went into protection mode and suffocated the coyote until it succumbed,” police said.

New Hampshire’s fish and game department was testing the coyote for rabies, according to 25 News. O’Reilly received shots for the virus.

This may be a similar case to the recent event with the California mountain lion.  Shooting at the cat would have been danger close and a mistake of centimeters means life and death for his little boy.

The only other option would have been to jump him and shoot the Coyote point blank range.  I’d probably have tried that, but it’s difficult to say unless I was in that circumstance.

California Mountain Lion Attacks Boy, 3; Dad Fights Back By Hurling Backpack

BY Herschel Smith
2 days, 4 hours ago

Via reader Richard, news from California.

Emergency crews responded to Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in Lake Forest, California, Monday afternoon for a reported mountain lion attack on a 3-year-old child.

The child suffered injuries to the neck as a result of the attack, according to the Orange County Fire Authority who said the family of six was walking in the park with the 3-year-old in front of his father when the feline came out of nowhere and grabbed the child by the neck.

The father threw a backpack at the mountain lion, at which point the animal dropped the child in lieu of the backpack and jumped up a tree, the Orange County Fire Authority said.

While it’s tempting to say that I’d like to hurl a .45 ACP 230 grain fat boy at the cat, this instance is one where you’ve got to do something different.

Shooting at the cat that has your son in its clutches isn’t so smart.  If he’d had a gun he could have jumped the cat and shot it point blank, but you’ve got to have a lot of confidence in your shooting ability to hit a moving target and not shoot your own child.  A mistake of centimeters means life or death for your son.

Kudos to the father.

The NRA Wants To Compromise In Virginia

BY Herschel Smith
2 days, 4 hours ago

News from Virginia.

Richmond, VA–You’re going to be angry when you hear the crap that’s coming out of the NRA today.

In an article posted just today by Reuters, a spokesperson for the National Rifle Association in Virginia stabbed gun owners in the back.

While 30,0000 or more gun owners are traveling and gathering at Virginia’s Capital at great expense–and no small risk to their safety–the NRA is offering to compromise.

NRA official Daniel J. Spiker made the repulsive comments in an article posted earlier today:

“Anti-gun billionaires who invested millions in the 2019 Virginia elections expect a return on that investment,” said NRA official D. J. Spiker.  “The NRA is fully prepared to work to defeat Governor Northam’s gun grab – but also work to find compromise.”

It’s an all too familiar compromise.  Who really expected the NRA to fight on the side of liberty and God-given rights?  Really.  Answer that question.  Who among us?

But be aware, Ralph “Kill the babies and give me all your guns” Northam.  If you swagger around telling everyone that you and the NRA compromised to achieve “gun safety laws,” to most of us that merely means that communists cooperated with betrayers.  In fact, any bill supported by the NRA will likely be opposed by the rest of us merely because it was supported by the NRA, if not for other reasons.

Trash Pick After The Richmond Rally

BY Herschel Smith
2 days, 4 hours ago

News from Virginia.

Thousands flooded the surrounding streets of the Capitol Monday for a gun-rights rally, however, some locals in the area say the roads are the cleanest they’ve seen in quite some time.

There’s a reason for that, says Matthew Keisling, a protester who made sure that once he shared his message, he went above and beyond to protect it.

“I’ve been in the area when there have been other protests and demonstrations and people leave a lot of trash behind and it waters down the message,” Keisling said.

Good.  It’s the right and decent thing to do.  If you pack it in, pack it out, and make sure to pack anything else you see out.

This leaves a good impression on impressionable people, regardless of what it does or doesn’t do for the communists.

‘Prohibited Person’ Eminem’s Hypocritical Gun Stance as Vapid as His ‘Music’

BY Herschel Smith
2 days, 4 hours ago

David Codrea.

Speaking of which, if he really wants the state to go big on “gun control,” how about we start with him? If he is prohibited from even touching a gun, I’d be curious to see if the one he’s holding on that album cover is a real one or a prop. As such things are thoroughly accounted for by corporate records in order to comply with IRS filing requirements, there’s no doubt an “accounts payable” invoice from an armorer that could tell us if 18 U.S. Code § 922 requirements for “receiving a firearm in interstate or foreign commerce” have been observed.

It seems to be all the rage, from idiot rappers to NASCAR and Walmart and Publix.  Everybody thinks taking this stance is going to win them favors.

Everyone I know rolls their eyes and looks for somewhere else to shop or some other product to buy.  Then again, I don’t know anyone who listens to rap “music.”

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