Archive for the 'Gun Control' Category



Watch List For Militias

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 6 days ago

I stumbled across this definition (which I’ve never seen because I don’t frequent this web site).

The FBI, on its website, describes this: “Militia extremists … believe that the Constitution grants citizens the power to take back the federal government by force or violence if they feel it’s necessary. They oppose gun control efforts and fear the widespread disarming of Americans by the federal government.”

If you do not believe that the first amendment recognizes the right of amelioration of tyranny by force, you don’t believe that the war of independence was righteous.  Many, of course, don’t even today.  But that aligns them squarely with tyranny as the founders so aptly stated.

If you oppose gun control efforts, I suppose the FBI has a place for you on their watch list.

If you don’t believe that the pols desire the widespread disarming of Americans, you haven’t been listening.  It’s not just the democrats.  GWB famously was in favor of a new AWB after the first one went sunset, but couldn’t get the senate to go along.

Psychological And Character Test For Firearms Ownership

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks, 3 days ago

Via David Codrea, JPFO.

A plain reading—not “analysis”—of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s gun bill, now in both houses of Congress, will require current and future gun owners to pass psychology and character tests to continue owning the firearms they already legally possess. When asked, legal experts have been unable to describe how this would be legal, Biden has not commented. America has 100 million gun owners by most estimates. That has grown dramatically by sales to people terrified amidst urban rioting, who can’t get police protection, during the corona-virus pandemic.

The first line of the identical bills, HR5717 and S3254, requires a federal license for any American to legally “purchase, acquire, or possess a firearm or ammunition.” This is de facto infringement.

To obtain this license you would need to prove to unelected officials that you are of “sound mind and character,” you do not “potentially create a risk to public safety,” and you meet “any other requirements the State determines relevant.” No standards or guidelines are provided. Assuming anyone could qualify, authorities, “make a determination of suitability,” for your possession and ownership of firearms, including any you currently own.

Ah, I see we’re back to this again.  In order to defeat the second amendment, they’ve renewed their fealty to the community witchdoctors, except that the community witchdoctors are just bureaucrats, and thus, communist witchdoctors.

The Difference Between Bad And Awful

BY Herschel Smith
3 weeks, 3 days ago

David Codrea.

In addition to demanding “sentence first — verdict afterwards” edicts and registration-enabling “background check” prior restraints, Casten calls for a ban on “common defense” weapons while misrepresenting the core purpose of the Second Amendment and actually claiming what the Founders wanted was a “standing army,” something Elbridge Gerry, Fifth Vice President of the United States, called “the bane of liberty.”

Challenger Ives, we are told, “voted against several gun-control measures while a state representative, including a red flag law and proposals that: created a 72-hour waiting period for gun purchases; created licensing rules for gun dealers; and sought to create minimum age limits for people buying assault-style weapons [and] sponsored legislation allowing people to carry concealed firearms.”

Given such choices, it would be easy to say “just stay home and grill a burger.”

Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple.  David explains the details.

A Dog Always Returns To Its Vomit

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

David Codrea.

“Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a frequent critic of President Trump’s, is endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden along with several other former Republican lawmakers,” The Hill reported Monday. “The list includes other former members of Congress who had previously announced their support for Biden, including former Sens. John Warner (R-Va.) and Gordon Humphrey (R-N.H.), who is now an independent, and Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.). Other former lawmakers on the list include former Reps. Steve Bartlett (R-Texas), Tom Coleman (R-Mo.), Bob Inglis (R-S.C.), Chris Shays (R-Conn.), Alan Steelman (R-Texas) and Jim Walsh (R-N.Y.).”

The move follows other high-profile “Republican” betrayals timed to help the Democrats take it all in November …

Many of them certified gun rights supporters by the NRA, whose officials too are hypocrites.

Look folks, forget about Trump for a second.  These people have intentionally, knowingly, adroitly undermined God-given rights the entire time they have been in power, and would turn the FedGov over to men and women who would do worse than any previous administration.

Payback must be had one day.

Well Hello Again Seth Jones – Did You Slither Out From Your Hole Again To Push More Gun Control?

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

We have a history with Seth Jones.  Yes we do.  He told us that the right wing in America is the real security threat.  Not Antifa, not BLM, not CAIR, not the Muslim Brotherhood.  He slithered out from his snake hole again with this piece (via reader Cris).

First, based on the tactics of domestic terrorists, enacting stricter legislation to ban some types of guns (such as assault rifles) and further strengthening background checks could help prevent some would-be terrorists from getting access to weapons. Firearms are—by far—the most common weapon for fatal attacks by far-right, far-left, and Salafi-jihadist extremists. Based on data from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), the number of firearm background checks for gun purchases has spiked to its highest level ever in 2020—reaching nearly 4 million in June 2020. The pervasiveness of guns—including automatic weapons—is particularly concerning in the United States’ ultra-polarized political climate. In addition to guns, other types of weapons—such as vehicles, melee devices, incendiary devices for arson attacks, and the components for homemade explosives—are also widely available.

Yes.  The far right.  Automatic weapons.  Suitable for panic-stricken Mom’s against so-and-so to carry in front of Congress.

So that’s the way it is, Seth?  The existence of Antifa because of open borders, crap taught in the public school system, and the failure of the inner city due to government subsidies causing fatherless families is now the reason du jour for more gun control?

Is the current failure of America your replacement for Obama’s Fast and Furious, also meant as a pretext for the same?

Go crawl back into your hole.

This Is What Happens When You Turn In Your Guns

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 1 week ago

Gateway Pundit.

Ardern banned assault rifles and military-style semi-automatic weapons just six days after the Christchurch mosque attacks.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern put on a headscarf as an act of solidarity after the Christchurch shooting.

She wanted to display her solidarity to Sharia law.

Then she banned guns.

Actually, a more accurate way of saying it is that New Zealanders voluntarily turned them in.  Next up, this news.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced if someone refused to be tested in a medical facility they will not be allowed to leave the facility until they are tested.

Turn in your guns = an invitation to tyranny.  It’s that simple.

Virginia’s Stupid New One-Handgun-Per-Month Law

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 3 weeks ago

Via David Codrea, news from Virginia.

Virginia’s new one-handgun-per-month restriction resulted in 1,102 people being denied the purchase of a firearm during the law’s first month — by far the largest percentage of the 1,877 denials issued in July by the Virginia Firearms Transaction Center.

The high number of denials is due in part to confusion among firearms dealers and their customers about how the monthly or 30-day restriction period is calculated. Many believed that the law would not apply to purchases they made during the month before the law went into effect on July 1.

“It was confusing,” said Mark Tosh, president of Town Gun Shop Inc., with stores in Martinsville and Chesterfield County. “I think it caught a lot of people off guard, because everybody thought, OK July 1, and now the clock starts ticking if you buy a handgun. If I buy one July 1, then by Aug. 2, I should be fine [to buy another]. But nobody knew they were going to go back into June. I think that’s why you saw so many denials.”

[ … ]

“They made it retroactive and did not tell us. That’s the deal,” Cochran said. “We had no idea. We could have asked [customers] if they had purchased a gun in June.”

“The law does say 30 days, but everybody would have naturally assumed that it started July 1 — we all did,” he added. “Nobody would have assumed that if you bought one on June 30 … that you couldn’t buy one on July 1.”

[ … ]

Asked about how the law has been misinterpreted, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said, “The plain language of the legislation on the new 30-day limitation on handgun purchases prohibits someone from purchasing a handgun after June 30, 2020, if that same individual also bought one within the previous 30 days — unless the purchaser is covered by an exemption to this statute.”

She’s a liar, but she’s paid to be a liar.  That’s how she makes her living.  There’s nothing plain about the language.  I could interpret it multiple ways.

If I was going to make this abominable law, at least I would have thought about the difference between one per month, one per 30 days, and whether the Δt (differential time) had to be the total amount stipulated in the stupid new law or if the one handgun could be purchased within the time window regardless of location within that window.

But maybe that’s the point, huh?  To help confuse everyone because of less than plain language.

Colorado Ban On Standard Capacity Magazines Held Constitutional By Court

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 4 weeks ago

News from Colorado.

DENVER — Colorado’s ban on large-capacity gun magazines is constitutional.

The Colorado Supreme Court issued its ruling Monday morning, ending the seven-year challenge by Loveland-based Rocky Mountain Gun Owners.

In 2013, one year after the Aurora Theater Shooting, Colorado’s democratic-controlled legislature passed a number of gun reform bills, including House Bill 13-1224, which banned the sale and transfer of magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition. Then-Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the bill into law, which took effect July 1, 2013.

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners sued in state court, saying it violated the right to bear arms under Colorado’s Constitution. Because of that, Monday’s ruling is final and cannot be appealed to the United States Supreme Court.

Oral arguments in front of the Colorado Supreme Court took place on Nov. 13.

“We hold that HB 1224 is a reasonable exercise of the police power that has neither the purpose nor effect of nullifying the right to bear arms in self-defense encompassed by article II, section 13 of the Colorado Constitution,” the 7-0 ruling concluded.

7-0, without batting an eyelid, without so much as a dissent.  At this point what difference does it really make?  We cannot turn to the black robed tyrants to defend God-given rights, as they don’t believe in God.

If any gun owner throws away his standard capacity magazines because of this, he is a fool.

Biden On Firearms

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 4 weeks ago

World Net Daily.

Speaking to Wired in an interview published Thursday, Biden said that no amendment is “absolute,” thus suggesting that even something as precious as the freedoms guaranteed under the Bill of Rights are not set in stone.

Responding to a public curiosity about his gun control platform, Biden explained not only what he felt about the Second Amendment, but all of the similarly vital constitutional amendments as well.

“From the very beginning you weren’t allowed to have certain weapons,” Biden said. “You weren’t allowed to own a cannon during the Revolutionary War as an individual.”

“Anybody think you should be able to go out and have a machine gun these days?” Biden asked.

“The answer is no, we have a rational policy. No amendment to the Constitution is absolute.”

Letters of Marque would of course demonstrate Biden to be an ignorant stooge, but we knew that about him anyway.

But I would argue, and have argued, that the right to weapons ownership is indeed written in stone – the stone tablets of the ten commandments.  The right and duty to self preservation and preservation of life of those who depend upon you is located squarely in the sixth commandment.

So he is also a pagan, but we knew that about him already.  The useful part of this is that you get yet another glimpse into what a Biden presidency would look like, especially if the American public hands him the senate.

You’re A Racist If You Don’t Agree To Gun Control

BY Herschel Smith
3 months ago

So says Jeremy Stein.

We are in the midst of an historic opportunity to begin the process of eradicating the systemic racism and injustice that has afflicted black people and other marginalized communities from before the founding fathers declared their intention to form a “more perfect union.” Although their words recognized that achieving justice and equality is a journey, not a destination, history and recent events have again made evident that black Americans were excluded from the outset, and are still not fully part of that journey.

Black Lives Matter protests have swept Connecticut; the conversations they have ignited are encouraging. There are hopeful signs that substantive changes are possible that will address police brutality and improve access to economic opportunity, education, health equity and affordable housing, to name a few. Equally important is tackling gun violence, especially as it impacts black and brown communities.

While Connecticut has the sixth lowest rate of gun deaths in the nation, gun violence in our communities of color is far too prevalent. Just this week in Bridgeport there were five shootings in less than 24 hours. Gun violence in Connecticut disproportionately takes the lives of African Americans; approximately 56 percent of the state’s gun homicide victims are black, five times the proportion who live here.

The conclusion is inescapable: Community gun violence must be a priority if Connecticut is to address racial injustice. The solutions must go beyond policing. Law enforcement-focused approaches are not enough to stop the violence. And as the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and others have made clear, we must not only admit that police violence exists, we must confront it head on. The simple truth is, police violence is gun violence.

CT Against Gun Violence and a broad coalition of organizations are calling on the state to create a Standing Commission to Prevent Community Gun Violence. The commission would be tasked with identifying, funding, implementing and overseeing evidence-based, community-centric programs and strategies to reduce gun violence, especially where it impacts communities of color.

There are a range of community-based programs that have proven track records of success. The three main strategies are being used in Connecticut’s urban centers: hospital-based violence intervention, on-the-ground violence interrupters and focused deterrence.

Lot’s of words, but no meat on the bones, you say?

You have to look at who Mr. Stein is affiliated with.  He runs Connecticut Against Gun Violence.  You see, they have plans for you and everyone, things like [a] Limit the lethality of weapons​, and [b] Support programs that reduce gun violence by changing the cultural norms and individual behaviors that increase the risk of gun injuries and fatalities.

Those are code words – let me interpret them for you.  Give up your semiautomatic firearms, and agree to regular inspections of your home by the police who will ensure that all guns are locked up and unloaded.

And if you don’t agree to this, you are a racist, you see.  It has nothing to do with the fact that the black community is shooting itself because of cultural problems, it has to do with you.  It’s all your fault.

And as I have mentioned before, my grandfather fought in WWI, came home with barely an elementary school education, worked hard doing manual labor in the railroads his entire life where he broke his back and never missed a day of work, and retired just before he passed away.

But I’m sure that, according to Mr. Stein, he was privileged.  I’m sure we’re all racists for saying, “No, you can keep your gun control and I’ll keep my guns, that you very much.”  Because it’s all our fault, and this is the trajectory the progressives want us on.

Do you understand?


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