Archive for the 'Immigration' Category


BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

Californians are buying up guns after Border Patrol starts dumping thousands of migrants on streets

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago


Roughly 125,000 migrants have been released onto the streets in the San Diego area since September, which has been unsettling for Firearms Unlimited California owner Cory Gautereaux and his customers.

After Texas worked to seal off large swaths of its border with Mexico with razor wire and boots on the ground, more migrants started making their way to California.

[ … ]

“The problem for people that live around the gun store is the street dropoffs,” Gautereaux said.

So you support these idiotic policies and send folks to government who institute them, and it’s all okay until your Ox gets gored? Okay, I see how this works.

This might make you feel better for a time, but here’s what a gun can’t do for you. Restore a broken medical system. You see, all of these migrants are heading first to their local hospital where it will forever be their PCP. It will overwhelm the system, and this includes surgical services too. Nay, it has already overwhelmed the medical system in the country. Ask me how I know.

You are literally watching the destruction of the medical system in America, and it will never come back. Not ever. We will pay for all of those services. In addition to perpetual votes, the uniparty gets a new slave class to fund the already bankrupt SS system.

See how this works? You paid for entitlements while “paying into social security,” because there was never a “lock box.” Now you pay for medical entitlements for the slave class who will return a pittance of what you paid in.

Looks Like an Invading Horde to Me, How About You?

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 4 weeks ago

Illegals with Guns

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 4 weeks ago

As you’ve no doubt seen, some judge in Illinois made the decision that the 2A protected the right if illegal aliens to own and carry weapons.

David Codrea is right. The issue of guns is a red herring. Criminals were removed from society. I’d be fine with them being shot while crossing the border. Isn’t that what you do with an invading army?

I think the attempt by religionists or fakers (notice that I didn’t say Christians) to guilt me into welcoming the invading army by pointing to Exodus 22:21, Exodus 23:9 and similar passages is just rich. An invader who intends to be permanent isn’t a sojourner.

Nice try. Go home and try to think up some other stupid argument.

But note well, this has nothing to do with guns. This is about setting legal precedent to arm illegal aliens as cops.

Mark my words.

Texas Rangers Raid “Cartel Island” on Border with Mexico

BY Herschel Smith
3 months ago

Most of the time I find their videos informative. In this case I already knew much of this, but this is what surprised me. Listen carefully to the rules of engagement (or rules for the use of force) the Texas Rangers were operating under.

What other country on earth makes their people follow such rules of engagement for fear of being dragged before criminal courts in the nation which is hosting the invasion?

How screwed up is America right now?

National Guard would be able to use FORCE against armed migrants entering the U.S. under new bill from Navy SEAL veteran Republican congressman

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 2 weeks ago


The Defend Our Borders from Armed Invaders Act was introduced by Republican Rep. Morgan Luttrell of Texas, a former Navy SEAL who served in the Navy for 14 years.

In the last year, there have been multiple instances of migrants crossing into the U.S. carrying weapons, with some brandishing rifles like the AR-15.

And as the Biden administration and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott clash over border security policies, this bill, Luttrell claims, will enable the National Guard to better protect the U.S. by using ‘any means necessary’ to stop armed migrants.

I didn’t know that Marcus had a brother.

Anyway, eh, I’ll be convinced when I see them under arming orders and shooting live rounds.

And I’ll be convinced when I don’t see things like this.

Greg Abbott’s Armed Troops Block Border Patrol

BY Herschel Smith
4 months ago

That’s the headline. Sounds ominous, yes? As if a pro-immigration correspondent wrote it.

Here’s the real story.

“I’m glad for what Gov. Abbott is doing, because what it’s allowing us to do, we’re able to deploy our resources to other areas that we haven’t been able to patrol for several years now. And so, that’s allowing us to go after the gotaways—that segment of the people that cause a great deal of problem here in the United States,” he said.

“What he is doing is operating as a force multiplier. It is very good what he is doing for the American people. It’s something that President [Joe] Biden should be doing but he refuses to do because, again, he cares more about his base than he does about the American people.”

The NG is blocking the area used for staging of illegals to enter the US. And even that’s not the complete story. The Border Patrol is being used by DHS to facilitate the crossing of illegals.

Not only that, treason isn’t limited to the border patrol. It’s happening with LEOs too.

But boys and girls, remember to “back the blue.” Because they have your backs.

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds Thinks You’re Stupid

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 1 month ago

David Codrea.

“Senator Mike Rounds, R-S.D., is taking on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) with a new bill expanding full-time travelers’ gun ownership rights,” Fox News reports. “Rounds reintroduced the Traveler’s Gun Rights Act on Thursday, a bill that aims to update federal law to account for gun residency issues full-time travelers — such as people who live in recreational vehicles (RVs), individuals with multiple homes, and military personnel and spouses.”

Yawn … big deal.

Read the rest of David’s analysis.  He’s a pro-immigration pol, supporting amnesty for more than ten million illegals in America.  That means your medical bills and tax dollars go towards medical care for someone other than your family since they treat the hospital ER as their PCP and then lean on the entire medical system to finish the job and foot the bill.  Ask me how I know and I can send you to an NP who works in surgery and emergency medicine.  There are no arguments here.  These are facts, and they are not in dispute.

For pro-immigration libertarians out there, that’s one of the most un-conservative and un-libertarian things you could do to the American people system.  It’s also theft, and therefore immoral.

David ends with Mark Smith’s video (which we’ve embedded), and then this.

Bearing Arms takes exception to Smith’s video.

I take exception to Bearing Arms. So does my colleague Herschel Smith at The Captain’s Journal.

By the way, his orange attire and bird vest doesn’t impress me.  I upland bird hunt too, but whereas he’s a realtor and insurance salesman and broker, I’m a working man.  He supports legalized theft, and many big businessmen do (so they don’t have to bear the brunt of the expense of immigrants), and I support morality.

He also fails to acknowledge what I’ve pointed out so many times before from Pew research that Hispanics support gun control by some 75%.  It’s a fact, and it is not in dispute.  Comments to my linked research from others say things like ““Hispanic” is a chimera. Around here the Cubans are damn near 100% gun owners. I think what they mean by “hispanic” is Mexican.”

Interesting, and totally irrelevant.  I didn’t say anything about where this commenter was from.  I quoted Pew who told us that 75% of the immigrants being let into America do not support their RKBA.  It’s a fact, and it’s not in dispute.

This guy doesn’t get it either at The Libertarian Institute.

The principle at stake here is the same principle at stake in the gun control debate–whether peaceful, law-abiding individuals should lose their freedoms because a few bad people commit atrocities.

Nice misdirect.  That’s not the principle and he knows it.  The principle is whether we let those people here to begin with given their opposition to our RKBA.  They oppose it by 75%.  That’s a fact, and it’s not in dispute.

Is immigration bad for the Second Amendment?

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 2 months ago

Via David Codrea, this piece from Bearing Arms.

I am an immigrant and a Second Amendment advocate myself, and two, I have also written about long-term threats posed to our right to keep and bear arms (shameless plug ahead!) in a book co-authored with Greg Camp: “Each One, Teach One: Preserving and protecting the Second Amendment in the 21st century and beyond.”

In the above work, I touched upon how immigration plays into the various threats to the Second Amendment, not because immigration per se is dangerous, but as a factor that compounds the mass ignorance which is the real threat. Most immigrants, unless they’re naturalized citizens, cannot vote. So, the unrelenting attacks on the Second Amendment cannot be attributed to immigrants because the mass ignorance lies in the body politic of natural-born American citizens, who are the absolute majority of voters in this country.

As expected, the comments in reaction to Smith’s video have their fair share of people who think that immigration itself is a problem. From my vantage point, I find it totally ironic because every single vocal gun control activist that I know is a white progressive and an umpteenth-generation American, some even being descendants of American revolutionaries. On the flip side, some of the most ardent supporters of the Second Amendment are immigrants, who have taken it upon themselves to do a job that many natural-born American citizens refuse to do: unapologetically defending the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

My religious roots, cultural background, and upbringing are all contrary to gun ownership. I grew up in India and was raised vegetarian in a religious Hindu family. People from my caste background historically have been academics and priests who don’t wield weapons. My grandfather is a Gandhian who was part of the nonviolent independence struggle against the British. Yet not only do I own guns, but I am also an evangelist for gun rights. How did that come to pass?

The gist of what I wrote in my book is that immigration, along with other factors, is a threat only if you let it be a threat. The core of my prescription for preserving and protecting the Second Amendment is outreach to groups that have historically not been associated with gun ownership, and included prominently in that are immigrants and new Americans.

This commentary has the unfortunate feel of something that would be published at Bearing Arms.

To begin with, he exaggerates the case when he implies that immigrants constitute some of the most ardent 2A supporters.  I’ve pointed out many times before that immigrants from south of the border – which comprises most of our immigration, both legal and illegal – oppose gun rights by some 75%, and vote that way when they have the chance.

Second, he exaggerates the case that it’s even possible to conduct the outreach he claims is our responsibility.  How?  Media?  Church?  Pamphlets?  Books?  Someone else owns the media.  Churches have gone to the dogs.  Pamphlets and books are for people who will take the time to read them.

Next, he misses the point (and exaggerates again) when he insinuates that any of the above is a good remedy for a world and life view contrary to the Christian world and life view.  Only an understanding of being designed in God’s image supports the notion of firearms ownership and covenant responsibility, blessings and curses.  Seeing the relationship between people and their government as a covenant that can be nullified is broken is unique and solely a Christian belief and doctrine.  No other world and life view has such a concept.  Not … a … single … one.  And I’ve studied them.  If the writer believes in the RKBA, he does so in spite of his Hindu upbringing, not because of it.

Finally, he implies that it’s my responsibility to educate and indoctrinate new immigrants in the virtues of firearms ownership, when in fact it’s safer, tidier, and has a much better chance of success to carefully husband our borders and allow only those in who already believe in the American system.

Why would someone claim anything different?  This is analogous to someone claiming that it’s our duty to marry unbelievers and then try to convert them.  But then there’s that whole issue of being “unequally yoked.”

This is a bad commentary from a very questionable source, and I remain disappointed in the quality of analysis coming out of Bearing Arms, from their disdain for open carry to [apparent] support for unfettered immigration.

In short, “is immigration bad for the second amendment?”  Short answer: yes.

Immigration as a Threat to Second Amendment Rights

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 2 months ago

I like Mark and he’s certainly on our side, and correct about his concern.  But this is way late to come to the table with the concern compared to the warnings David Codrea and I have both laid out for years now.

Our God-given rights are certainly not at risk since the Almighty decreed them before time began.  But that doesn’t mean they will be recognized by the state or that we won’t have to go through troublesome times ahead because of the usurpation of the Lordship of Christ by the state.

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