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Hollywood Pushing Gun Control!

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 3 weeks ago

Say it ain’t so.

“Last week, the Biden administration promised gun control groups that it will soon roll out a massive push for limits on firearm purchases and other measures. President Biden reiterated that promise on Sunday. And the television networks aren’t waiting to lay the groundwork for this effort. CBS is in a full-court press for gun control on its evening entertainment television shows. The bad guys are always white supremacists who use machine guns — supposedly AR-15s — to commit mass public shootings. Criminals in Mexico supposedly get machine guns from the United States. A father’s desire to protect his family only leads to tragedy when his daughter gets into the gun safe and uses the weapon in a mass public shooting. And guns in the home pose a danger for children. Gun registration is necessary for solving crime. NBC isn’t to be left out, showing a woman who tried but failed to use a gun to protect herself. Instead, her gun was taken from her and used to kill a police officer. The lesson is that owning a gun will only bring you grief. And that’s just in the first six weeks of the year. Every show gives an inaccurate impression about firearms, thereby helping in this push for gun restrictions. It’s as though these shows were written by Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organizations. Indeed, the networks are working with these groups.”

Oh I don’t think it’s that hard to get machine guns or any other kind of weapon from the U.S. to Mexico.  Just ask the U.S. DoJ and the ATF.  They’re experts at it.  And then just to clean up the mess they’ll prosecute and imprison the very FFL they forced to do the transfers.  Wipe, wipe, scrub, scrub, clean as a whistle.  No muss, no fuss.

As for TV, does anyone really watch that any more?  I don’t watch television.  Oh, I have to admit that I might turn on “For a Few Dollars More” just to watch the masterful job Lee Van Cleef does with the character Colonel Douglas Mortimer.  It’s just awesome viewing late at night on a Friday after a week of work.

Somehow, I don’t think Hollywood is happy with me feasting my eyes on righteous gun play for two hours and then ignoring all of their other crap.

And somehow I sense that they are desperate.  They want to be relevant in a market that is making them increasingly irrelevant.  They feel left out.  Pity.

Banned But Still Active And Necessary

BY Herschel Smith
4 months ago

First up is VCDL.  Nothing has affected their web site, but their Facebook page is gone.  Permanently, I would guess.  I don’t know if they’re seeking a replacement.

Second, 2A Sanctuary Groups is being censored.  They now have a MeWe page.

The Legacy Media And Formal Logical Fallacies

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 1 week ago

David Codrea.

“Lives lost to suicide are not as important as the public’s right to purchase firearms promptly, said Charles Heller, co-founder and spokesman for the Arizona Citizens Defense League,” the Arizona Daily Star cited Sunday in a report attempting to tie a university student suicide in with “same-day gun sales.”

That sounds pretty callous, doesn’t it? You’d think a seasoned advocate like Heller, a longtime radio host and AzCDL’s media coordinator, would be sensitive to that and more skilled at making his point without alienating people with such overt indifference to human tragedy.

That is if Heller actually said it. He actually didn’t.

“[Arizona Daily Star reporter Carol Ann Alaimo] made up a quote from me out of whole cloth,” Heller unequivocally declares at Liberty Watch Radio. “That quote is a lie.”

And he has the audio to prove it.

I have three main points to make here.

First, this is why Andrew Torba of Gab refers to folks like this as the legacy media.  They are no longer, and should not be referred to as, main stream media.  There is no honor left among them.

Second, I suspect that it doesn’t matter anyway.  They are preaching to their side.  Our side no longer cares what they say.  America is now too polarized for this to affect the enlightened.  Choices have been made, sides have been chosen, and in many ways we are speaking past each other.

I’m not saying that we shouldn’t try to win the war of ideas, and winning requires engagement.  There will certainly be the occasional confused soul who gets blown about by the wind, and we may be able to persuade them to think rightly, but in my opinion the best medicine is to say the truth, tactfully but without apology, and let the chips fall.

Speaking of that, let me state without equivocation that the fact that someone may purchase a firearm and commit suicide with it is absolutely no justification whatsoever to infringe upon my right to purchase firearms or ammunition, be that infringement a waiting period, another background check, or whatever.

The issue with the wording the author chose to pin on him is that it is a formal logical fallacy, i.e., affirming a disjunct.

  1. A is true or B is true.
  2. B is true.
  3. Therefore, A is not true.

It isn’t either-or.  It’s both-and.  Lives are important.  My right to purchase firearms is important.  My right to purchase firearms has nothing to do with the fact that a life is important.  I deny that infringing upon my rights will have any appreciable affect on lives lost due to suicide, and doing so certainly won’t have any affect on my life, as I do not intend to commit suicide.  That’s a sin.

Moreover, this isn’t how society is run.  The fact that someone may use a vehicle to drive drunk and kill themselves is no justification to infringe on my purchase of a vehicle.  The fact that someone may purchase food that is bad for them is no justification for forcing me to wait to purchase food or go to classes given by the government on what I should eat.

The tactful way to deal with this is to say that suicide is regrettable and sad, and God does not condone it.  And that observation has nothing whatsoever to do with my ownership of firearms or the speed with which I can purchase one.  And you can’t prove there is a connection.  Finally, even applying a rule like that to firearms ownership is more than society does for the rest of life, whether drugs, vehicles, food, or anything else.

Standards At Twitter Are Whatever They Want Them To Be That Day

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 4 weeks ago

David Codrea.

“In 2012, only 322 people were murdered with any kind of rifle, F.B.I. data shows,” an exceedingly rare, honest analysis in The New York Times, of all places, revealed. How many of those fit the inconsistent definitions of “assault weapon” used by various states and gun-grabbing interests are unknown because such statistics are not known, but the obvious answer is a fraction of the 322, out of thousands of homicides.

Yet when you see a media outlet or a gun control group tweeting out their latest press release masked as news hysterically demanding semiautomatics and standard capacity magazines be banned and confiscated because they’re “weapons of war,” you see no “This claim is disputed” warning.

That’s because Twitter sucks and Jack Dorsey is a punk.  Twitter has become a replacement for serious thought by serious people, and is limited to whatever ten second sound bite someone can throw together.  It’s a venue for the attention-challenged.

One thing I do blame on Trump is that he stayed on Twitter after the election, lending credibility to that venue, forcing readership to go there, and empowering Jack Dorsey to levels far above what his stupid little empire warrants.

Trump should have let Twitter die the death it so richly deserves.

In Case You Wondered About Where Social Media Stands On Censorship

BY Herschel Smith
6 months, 3 weeks ago

Reddit/firearms.

Mrgunsngear did a video on Biden’s gun plan. It was as honest and factual as all his videos are. He only used information from the ATF and Biden’s website to describe what the gun plan would mean for Americans.

Youtube SHUT IT DOWN. Here is a link to Mrgunsngear’s facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/148004891979252/posts/3336444793135230/?sfnsn=mo

I actually watched the video. It wasn’t controversial. It literally was just him explaining Biden’s gun plan.

Edit: Here is a link to the video that was posted on YouTube. You can judge for yourself. There is nothing controversial about it. https://fb.watch/1lHwZyYrbF/

Ha!  Until Fakebook takes it down.

A long, long time ago, American patriots should have seen this coming and planned for a different social media platform.

This is our own fault for relying on the communists.

White Men With Guns in Trump’s America

BY Herschel Smith
8 months, 1 week ago

Or in other words, when the MSM lies about people.

What gives? Was the initial toilet paper shortage the “trigger” that led these GI Joe wannabes to rush out to their neighborhood gun store and grab the latest AR-15? Is it the fear that people of color will finally get justice instead of bullets that brings out the macho men? Is it this kind of imagined domestic Armageddon exactly what these paranoid jack-booted men want?

Whatever legitimate complaints they have are overshadowed by the real threat of a mass shooting by one of their own. We know it only takes one Tim McVeigh nutcase to go off at one of these rallies.

Someone like Kyle Rittenhouse.

This is what happens when little boys get degrees in journalism and know nothing about the subject.  They should be required to dig ditches for a decade before writing on any subject.

He equates Kyle Rittenhouse with Timothy McVeigh.

Kyle, who said “If someone is hurt, I’m running into harm’s way.”  There to protect the property of people he didn’t even know.

Timothy McVeigh, who killed women and children.  I saw the interview of him just days before his execution.  He was an atheist.  At least he was then.  He isn’t today.

Jack Dorsey Sucks

BY Herschel Smith
8 months, 2 weeks ago

Via David Codrea, Jack Dorsey sucks.

The lawyer for accused Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse fumed that he was “going to take Jack Dorsey’s ass down” after Twitter blocked him as he tried to raise money for his client.

L. Lin Wood accused the Twitter CEO of censorship and said he would sue the social media giant for locking down his account for nine hours Tuesday.

“I’m going to take Jack Dorsey’s ass down,” Wood told Fox News. “He has been abusing the First Amendment of this country for his own agenda.”

“I knew they were going to censor me because I’m sending a message of hope,” the lawyer said. “I’m sending a message of truth. And I’m sending a message that Kyle Rittenhouse is innocent.”

Wood, who has nearly 138,000 followers on Twitter, said he was blocked from tweeting for several hours on Tuesday for violating the company’s guidelines — receiving a message that he was “glorifying violence” when he sought to raise money for his client’s legal fees.

So now Mr. Wood has two errands that should keep him busy for a while.  First, get Kyle Rittenhouse freed from jail and from the ridiculous charges.

Second, take down that Jack[ass] Dorsey.

We must pray that he’s successful at both of these errands.

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The Southern Preposterous Lie Center Strikes Again

BY Herschel Smith
8 months, 3 weeks ago

Good Lord.  This screen capture has been out over AR-15.com and reddit/Firearms for at least a couple of days now.

But it’s fun to watch the implosion, sort of like watching the Keystone cops.

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What Does It Take To Be A Writer For Slate?

BY Herschel Smith
8 months, 3 weeks ago

Mark Joseph Stern writing at Slate.

This narrative transforms Rittenhouse from an unstable killer to a Second Amendment hero. And you need only accept a few fictions to buy into it. First, you must believe that the protesters chasing down Rittenhouse and attempting to wrest his gun away were not trying to prevent further bloodshed, but simply to brutalize him. Second, you must agree that even if these protesters were trying to confiscate Rittenhouse’s gun, they were wrong to do so, because they were the vicious lawbreakers and he was the vulnerable peacekeeper. Third, you must embrace a definition of self-defense so capacious that it allows a gunman to legally shoot a civilian dead when that civilian is trying to seize a weapon the gunman has used to kill someone. Or, as the New York Times’ Jamelle Bouie put it, “if someone is trying to stop you after you killed someone, you can continue shooting and killing in ‘self-defense.’ ”

In order to be a writer at Slate, you only have to be willing to hawk fiction like the three convicted criminals trying to kill Rittenhouse were only “attempting to wrest his gun away.”

Without even a scintilla of evidence, you have to be willing to publish information you know to be false, like they had no intention of brutalizing him.

Oh, and here’s the criminal in his own words.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Remove Doctors’ Coronavirus Video, Claiming It Is ‘False’

BY Herschel Smith
9 months, 3 weeks ago

PJM.

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube deleted livestream videos of the event posted by Breitbart News after they went viral, claiming the videos contained “lies” and disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.

Gulag and Fakebook removed it, but guess what?  TCJ readers saw every bit of it if you wanted to.  And more of the conference.

That’s because [1] people have finally learned their lesson and are saving the raw video to other, less communist sources than YouTube and Twitter and Fakebook, and [2] TCJ has great readers who love to spread the truth.

I depend upon you.


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