Revisiting past work with Virginia unfolding in real time. This is a catalog of select Second Amendment items in chronological order (2019 – present) that offers rational and cogent talking points on the critical importance of the Second Amendment. All of this as Virginia weighs heavily the Americans’ minds.
THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS THE FIRST PRIORITY – 17 Jan 19
The Second Amendment has nothing to do with your personal security, that of your family, hunting, sporting, or any of it. Rather, it has everything to do with being the last barrier between you and a tyrannical, totalitarian and authoritarian government.
Gun control has nothing to do with reducing crime or saving lives. Rather, it has everything to do with removing the last barrier between you and a tyrannical, totalitarian and authoritarian government.
It’s the first priority because if it ever goes, the First Amendment, which is well on its way, will shortly follow and set the stage for the rest of the script.
For a contemporary example, consider Venezuela.
(The 17 Aug 19 article featured closer to the bottom his highly recommended and similar to this item above.)
BUREAU OF JUSTICE STATISTICS DEMONSTRATES THAT LEFT’S GUN CONTROL EFFORTS ARE DISINGENUOUS – As we already knew – 17 Feb 19
The Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released its January 2019 report entitled ‘Source and Use of Firearms in Crimes: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016.’ The highlights depicted in the link below offer a quick glimpse as to precisely how disingenuous most gun control efforts are; especially those deriving from the left side of the aisle.
Recent gun control efforts have usually featured a “common sense” theme and look to target things such as gun show “loopholes,” restrictions on retailers, restrictions on citizens purchasing from retailers, private third party sales or ownership transfers, so-called “assault weapon” bans, etc. The Left delights in intentionally misunderstanding and misrepresenting gun crime statistics to curry favor with the public and in the direction of their anti-gun, dogmatic agenda; but when the statistics are controlled and examined, they always work against the Left’s grain.
1.3% of guns acquired from retailer
Handguns (not assault weapons) was the most common firearm used
0.8% of guns were acquired from a gun show
HIGHLIGHTS from the BJS report.
If you care to read the REPORT in its entirety.
GUN VIOLENCE – COMMUNITY OR INDIVIDUAL PROBLEM? – 20 Feb 19
The Left prefers to govern by utilizing emotional triggers coupled to policy and legislation, which are designed to prey upon the vulnerabilities of human guilt. No matter the issue, they weave a tapestry of feelings and emotions to envelop and often obscure actual facts pertaining to the matter so as to effectively herd low-information voters to desired positions.
On 15 Feb 19, The National Institute of Justice released a publication entitled, ‘Notes from the Field: Gun Violence – Tackling Gun Violence as a Community Issue. This item is authored by the Director of the Miami-Dade Police, Juan Perez and is linked below.
Let’s begin with the title – it’s not a community issue. Gun ownership is established in the Second Amendment as a God-given, individual right that shall not be infringed. The entirety of gun crime – in every way imaginable or foreseen – always begins with an individual decision to own, possess and use a gun legally or not. That’s called intent. Any indiscretion or illegality arising in that context will certainly play-out in the community but so does every other issue we face: drunk driving, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault or any other crime. That’s the nature of people, communities and crime.
Mr. Perez even agrees – consider,
When the police arrive to the scene of a shooting, it’s already too late. The handgun has been picked up, the trigger has been pulled. Someone has already been injured — maybe killed — and there’s a perpetrator who will go to jail….The role of the police, at this point, is purely damage control.
But then Mr. Perez contradicts himself as the Left always does, “When we think about societal problems like gun violence, it’s not us versus them — it’s all of us together.” The stance is appreciated but it’s rooted in nonsense and emotions. “We” cannot fix “I.” In a free and open democratic society, only the individual can redress his own problems.
Perez then goes on to describe a litany of “out of the box” measures his department has engaged in from mentoring kids on the street, to assuming the role of parents, to mentoring them in school, to everything in between.
Mr. Perez, you are on to something and it’s this notion of parents as it relates to children who commit gun crimes.
Consider Mr. Perez’s introduction, which demonstrates the futility of it all,
Consider the trajectory of a 15-year-old boy who grows up in a household with an absent father, unemployed mother, and four siblings. Gang members sell crack cocaine in an abandoned warehouse down the street and a 6-foot pile of garbage stands across the street from his house. Imagine that this boy gets caught shoplifting, so juvenile services puts him through a program that teaches him not to steal. It’s a great program — it could be the best program in the world — but when he finishes the program he returns home to the same environment, with the crack house, absent father, garbage pile, and no support mechanisms.
Mr. Perez, no amount of cockamamie policy and community gimmickry can redress these conditions. Only responsible, individual adults making informed decisions to provide for and parent their children will eliminate the identified issues and render your community safe. This fallacy that it’s “our” problem is exactly why you have a problem in Miami.
It’s no coincidence that the ares of highest gun crime are controlled by the Left and are subject to emotional governance that is always fruitless.
PELOSI, DEMOCRATS CONFLATE MATTERS AND ISSUE THREAT – 2nd Amendment under further attack – 04 Mar 19
Roughly three weeks ago, this page gave attention to comments made by Nancy Pelosi whereby she challenged the president’s decision to use Constitutional unilateral authority as it relates to the southern border and the Democrats’ continued obstructionist agenda designed to derail that effort and all others, quite frankly. Speaker Pelosi rooted her argument in a veiled threat that the next Democratic president could use an emergency declaration to unilaterally undermine Second Amendment Constitutional rights. In other words, the Democrats would look grab guns without due process. That discussion and the relevant link can be found HERE.
Today, news outlets like Fox News are REPORTING that Pelosi and the Democrats are doubling-down on the same threat.
Speaker Pelosi, whose demeanor and capabilities behind the podium have deteriorated in recent years, is conflating two very different issues and we can speculate as to why, but it matters not. The Left has been after the Second Amendment for decades for three critical reasons all counter to their interests; two of them political – the Second Amendment serves to reinforce the First Amendment; it provides for a standing militia against foreign invasion; and most important to the Democrats, it places a formidable barrier between the US populace and tyranny.
Here are a few recent and previous discussions about the Left’s quest for absolute authority: 1 2 3 4
Here’s precisely where Pelosi’s logic fails and what makes this an empty and hollow threat that’s as opaque as a piece of glass.
First, there’s an inherent difference between a) declaring a national emergency to redress an obvious and empirically demonstrable immigration law enforcement problem at the southern border and b) following the same course of action to undermine existing law and Constitutional rights that Congress is sworn to uphold and defend.
It’s a complete conflation of issues akin to the ‘apples and oranges’ argument. In this case, Pelosi and her Leftist mob; with her failed logic nonetheless, is trying to make apple sauce out of orange pulp. It’s a threat and it’s a poor one. It appears to signal a last ditch-effort to undermine southern border security as Pelosi seems to be indicating that she backed into a corner with no real fallback position (further discussion on their fall back position:) 1 2
Also, consider that her argument is dismantled by the federal government’s own data: 1 2 3
Although a hollow and veiled threat, if the Left is ever in a position to make good on Pelosi’s threat by justifying said action by citing the legal precedence that Mr. Trump may establish at the southern border, they most assuredly will.
2 MASS SHOOTINGS LATER AND…. – 05 Aug 19
1. No one is talking about Robert Mueller
2. No one is talking about a failed ‘Russian collusion’ scheme
3. No one is talking about declassification
4. No one is talking about blacks supporting Trump post-Baltimore
5. No one is talking about Jeffrey Epstein
6. No one is talking about the failures of The Squad
7. No one is talking about the pathetic Democratic candidate pool
8. No one is talking about the failed policies of the Left
9. No one is talking about treason and sedition
Nope. No one is talking about any of that rather, it’s all WHITE NATIONALISM, TRUMP VOTERS and GUN CONTROL. It’s amazing what the Left can accomplish with the Deep State and the MSM doing its heavy lifting for them….
….and that, my friends, is what you call an effective narrative change and at just the right TIME – when it seemed the Democrats were doomed and Trump was cruising to a 2020 landslide.
The Left will NEVER quit…. until they are MADE TO QUIT. Better strap up.
CAN IT BE SAID ANY BETTER THAN THIS? Very worthy item touching on gun control, mass murder and civil war – 05 Aug 19
In a nation afflicted by fads, crazes, manias, and rages, mass murder is the jackpot for nihilists – begging the question: why does this country produce so many of them? Answer: this is exactly what you get in a culture where anything goes and nothing matters. Extract all the meaning and purpose from being here on earth, and erase as many boundaries as you can from custom and behavior, and watch what happens, especially among young men trained on video slaughter games.
It’s not hard these days to imagine the political animus ratcheting up to something like a new civil war. If it works out that way, it will be the most psychologically confused political event of modern history.
I’m not persuaded that a ban on gun sales will do anything to prevent more of these deadly episodes because there are already too many firearms loose in America. But it is probably necessary to make some kind of statement, say a ban on military-type weapons, and I rather expect that will happen. But the political process of recognizing what really ails this society is mired in bad faith, idiocy, and neuroticism. And the political actors are signaling their ineptitude clearly, which only adds to the sweeping demoralization of everybody else.SOURCED BELOW
IMPORTANT SIDEBAR – I take exception to the author’s position on gun control in the above quotation. Personally, politically and historically, the Second Amendment is a fundamental component to the underlying freedoms upon which we all stand ergo it serves as the last barrier between free men and tyranny; as explicitly intended by the Founding Fathers. My position on gun control aligns with this original intent behind the Second Amendment. That said, I believe the author’s speculation that significant gun control measures will result from these most recent tragedies is absolutely on-point and worthy of consideration.
Unfortunately, if drastic and baseless gun control legislation is passed as a result of these events, it will signal an enormous victory for the disingenuous and bipartisan cabal that will ultimately usher it through Congress.
It will also place this country upon the precipice of a Constitutional slippery slope from which there is no recovery.
AUTOS, FIREARMS & TYRANNY – An exercise in logical deduction to expose lawmaker duplicity – 06 Aug 19
There is a copious amount of statistical evidence as reported by the FBI and DOJ clearly demonstrating that the gun homicide rate is between 9,000 – 10,000 deaths per year in the US (’13: 8,454 / ’14: 8,312 / ’15: 9778 / ’16: 11,138 / ’17: 10,982.) That statistic holds true over time and it is important to know that actual gun deaths in the US number closer to 30,000, but that includes SUICIDES. The latter number is often intentionally cited by pro gun control advocates in disingenuous and duplicitous fashion so as to align their political positions with some form of factual evidence; albeit wittingly incorrect factual evidence. Once the number is controlled for suicide, the death rate is cut by two-thirds.
There is also a copious amount of statistical evidence as reported by National Safety Council clearly demonstrating that the automobile death rate averages about 40,000 per year. That is approximately FOUR TIMES the death rate for gun homicide.
So, in gun homicides, 1 out of every 32,720 Americans are shot and killed. In traffic fatalities, 1 out of every 8,180 Americans die in an automobile accident. These numbers speak directly to the intent of our lawmakers.
Assuming that the impetus behind calls for drastic gun control is the loss of life experienced by Americans, where is the same rationale, emphasis and importance as it relates to traffic fatalities? How and why is it important to pursue one angle of legislation designed to protect American lives when lawmakers completely and entirely ignore another angle that is responsible for an exponentially greater loss of life? How is that rationalized and reconciled if we are actually giving fidelity to the matter of American lives being lost rather than a political agenda targeting Americans and their firearms? In short, it isn’t. So then, what does that tell us?
Well, to begin, there are a whole host of other things that have higher fatality rates than gun homicide; not just auto accidents – go find that research, it’s interesting. I only focused on automobiles just prove the point, which is this – THE ONLY REASON GUN CONTROL IS BEING PUSHED TO THE EXTENT IT IS HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH DISARMING THE AMERICAN POPULACE AND NOTHING TO DO WITH SAVING LIVES. It has been that way for a couple of decades and it isn’t going to change. If that position is incorrect, where is the evidence demonstrating such? It doesn’t exist.
In the mean time, all Americans ought to be fighting to counter the ever encroaching erosion of our Second Amendment rights. Without the Second Amendment there is no First Amendment and there’s certainly no last remaining barrier between free men and tyranny.
I hope President Trump thinks long and hard before pursuing anything drastic in the wake of El Paso and Dayton. Anything else places America upon a constitutionally slippery slope.
MUST READ ITEM WITH ONE BOMBSHELL DATA POINT – Here’s What A Criminology Professor Learned By Studying Every Mass Shooting Since 1966 – 06 Aug 19
From the linked article,
Our goal has been to find new, data-driven pathways for preventing such shootings. Although we haven’t found that mass shooters are all alike, our data do reveal four commonalities among the perpetrators of nearly all the mass shootings we studied.
– “First, the vast majority of mass shooters in our study experienced early childhood trauma and exposure to violence at a young age.”
– “Second, practically every mass shooter we studied had reached an identifiable crisis point in the weeks or months leading up to the shooting.”
– “Third, most of the shooters had studied the actions of other shooters and sought validation for their motives.”
– “Fourth, the shooters all had the means to carry out their plans.”SOURCED BELOW
Here is the bombshell data point referenced in the post title and it’s richly ironic considering it’s politicians on the other side looking to strip away Second Amendment rights, (EMPHASIS mine)
An exhaustive new study from the CDC reveals that the leading cause of gun violence in America is your POLITICAL OPPONENTS. Researchers looked at a number of potential causes of gun violence such as mental health, family situation, cultural shifts, gun laws, rap music, videogames (sic), sugar consumption, and the actual gunman, but by and large, the most prominent cause of gun violence was what most already suspected. The fault lies with those who you disagree with politically.SOURCED BELOW
The patently false impetus behind the gun control narrative has never been shown with greater clarity than it is now and as I continue to state and will continue to state, any drastic or otherwise ill-conceived gun control measures deriving from the wake of the El Paso and Dayton shootings place this country on a constitutionally slippery slope from which there is no recovery.
MASS SHOOTINGS AND ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’ – A DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN STRATEGY FOR 2020 – It’s all based on one poll number – 07 Aug 19
Yesterday, the Drudge Report ran an article linked below under the title, ‘Republicans Coalesce Around Gun Control.’ That’s a victory for the gun control crowd and it’s working according to plan for the Democrats since they just leveraged the Republicans to concede ground on the broader Second Amendment issue and so-call ‘assault weapons.’
To begin, the item linked below from TGP is garbage as it relates to the position on the Second Amendment and original intent. In my opinion, this author is severely flawed in his position on the matter; however, I’m linking the piece for the statistic pertaining to polling and the broader national sentiment over so-called ‘assault weapons.’
Without diving too deep, let’s establish how the MSM continually conflates and misrepresents what an ‘assault weapon’ actually is. It’s a made-up term to describe a semi-automatic firearm (1 trigger pull per round discharged) that in APPEARANCE resembles firearms ALREADY PROHIBITED that are fully automatic or shoot in bursts (1 trigger pull and hold for multiple rounds fired either continuously or in 3-round bursts, respectively) as mostly used in military applications. The MSM is disingenuous in representing them because they know the majority of the population doesn’t own one and doesn’t know much about them. They are therefore subject to manipulation with invalid information to which they erroneously subscribe and use as the basis of their opinion on the matter.
With all of that said, here’s how the Democratic strategy unfolds:
1. Continue to misrepresent ‘assault weapons’ as being somehow dangerous to the populace – they’re only used in about .5% (rounded figure) – yes, that’s one half of one percent – of firearm homicides. That’s like fixing the speeding problem by only ticketing Fiat automobiles, which account for one of the least owned ergo least used vehicles in America. It’s fundamentally flawed logic.
2. Continue to use instances of mass shootings – manufactured violence, false flag or entirely authentic – to imbue the masses with more paranoia and fear. If you think that fear and paranoia don’t exist and aren’t powerful tools wielded by duplicitous government actors, then watch the rats scurry here in a socially pre-programmed response to a motorcycle backfiring in Times Square. This is DIRECT EVIDENCE that their programming is working. This would not have happened 20 years ago: SOURCE
3. Capitalize on 67% of the populace being READY TO LEGISLATIVELY ACT on ‘assault weapons.’ That’s the critical polling number being seen as an avenue to victory in 2020. The same statistical phenomenon occurred previously with legislation on partial-birth abortion.
4. If successful – and that is an ENORMOUS IF – immediately ban ‘assault weapons’ in January 2020.
GUN CONTROL: THIS IS PRECISELY WHY NO CONCESSIONS CAN BE MADE ON SO-CALLED ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’ (MADE-UP TERM) – 07 Aug 19
The video linked below is by no means a complete discussion on the matter of legislating to ban so-called ‘assault weapons,’ however, it certainly touches on the most relevant aspects of it. This is a WORTHY view and it’s only 3:32 long.
Lastly, this video compliments my previous post about the topic serving as a Democratic campaign strategy for 2020: make-up the problem (literally), promote it ad nauseam vis-a-vis a complicit MSM, manipulate the masses into believing it and, IF ELECTED into power, make good on the ban.
Any such manifestation would come with significant logistical concerns beginning with but not limited to the outright refusal of millions upon millions Americans to surrender any firearm, much less so-called ‘assault weapons.’ NONE OF THAT WILL KEEP THEM FROM TRYING, THOUGH.
WHY A BAN ON SO-CALLED ASSAULT WEAPONS IS ILLOGICAL, FRAUDULENT & DISINGENUOUS – Evidence is in the math – 07 Aug 19
Let’s expose the disingenuous nature, duplicity and motive behind the Left’s insistence that so-called ‘assault weapons’ (made-up term) be banned:
*Total number of ‘assault weapons’ in the United States: 15 (to 20) million
*Total number of homicides committed with ‘assault weapons’: ‘assault weapons’ are used in .6% (one-sixth of one percent) of all gun homicides
*Average total number of gun homicides per year in the U.S. is about 10,000
*Therefore and on average, ‘assault weapons’ are responsible for roughly 60 deaths per year
*Simply examine the ratio to see if the logic behind targeting ‘assault weapons’ as a deadly component to American society is mathematically valid – 60 : 15,000,000
For lack of a better way to say it, you’d have to be a complete idiot to think that any such law targeting ‘assault weapons’ is even in the same universe as average ideas, much less good ones. Targeting the 15,000,000 – 20,000,000 assault weapons that are owned almost entirely by law-abiding citizens just because a handful of bad people decided to kill 60 other people with them is absurd, asinine, idiotic, irrational, moronic, and I could go on but I digress.
Name another phenomenon in our society where such an impractical and illogical misapplication of thought, reasoning and data can be demonstrated as is the case with this particular issue. Moreover, it leads us to reasonably ask, “Why are lawmakers so intent on removing these particular weapons from the populace?”
Here are a few thoughts to answer that question: Are they afraid of the citizenry possessing something that at least gives them a chance as it relates to the original intent behind the Second Amendment, which is the notion that it stands as the last remaining barrier between free men and tyranny? Do they fear a significant and formidable yet absolutely law-abiding segment of the American populace possessing something that almost rivals the weaponry possessed by their own military? Do they not understand that this very concept – formidable weapons possessed by the populace – serves to arm standing militias that have prevented the foreign invasion of the American homeland for centuries?
In this heated debate, people tend to forget that one of the most important functions of the Second Amendment is placing formidable firearms (total number exceeds population of 327.2 million) in the hands of law-abiding private citizens to serve as de facto militias that compliment the nation’s military and deter foreign leaders from even considering invading the American homeland. Why is the Left so determined to remove that? Exactly where do their allegiances lie?
When you examine that very question as it relates to the ratio I presented above – 60 : 15,000,000 (to 20,000,000) – it becomes rather clear, does it not?
WILL THE LEFT CLAMOR AND BLOVIATE FOR A BAN ON ‘ASSAULT KNIVES‘ (ALSO A MADE-UP TERM) – Mass stabbing in California – 08 Aug 19
Will there be a lockstep response from the Left over this MASS STABBING as there has been for all of the MASS SHOOTINGS this country has seen; including the most recent ones? Will the Left come out blaming President Trump for all of it and declare a war on knives as they have with guns; specifically targeting the class of semi-automatic platforms they call ‘assault weapons’ (made-up term), which are actually responsible for only .6% (one sixth of one percent) of the roughly 10,000 annual gun homicides in America? Will they target 15,000,000 to 20,000,000 legally owned and operated firearms for the sake of 60 people annually when they know that such legislation would be meaningless and completely ineffective at a wholesale level? Newsflash – people who decide to murder certainly won’t let another flimsy, ineffective gun law; in addition to the thousands upon thousands of already existing gun laws, which they also don’t abide by, preclude them from seeing through to the end their objective of murdering innocents.
In the customary mass-shooting aftermath that we’ve seen following El Paso, Dayton, Gilroy and all of the others; whereby opportunistic, exploitative and duplicitous gun-grabbing Democrats and Leftists always monopolize the MSM demanding that law-abiding Americans forfeit their Second Amendment rights, we now have a MASS STABBING to which they should feel compelled to address, right? For it’s the LOSS OF LIFE that’s most important, right? I suppose that means the accompanying erosion of the Second Amendment is merely an unavoidable but worthy consequence, correct?
So, how will the Left respond? Will they demand that certain knives be classified as more dangerous than others because the tip is pointed rather than blunted; because it’s too sharp; because it has two edges rather than one; because the blade length is excessive; because it’s too easily concealable; because it’s too easy to purchase without some bureaucratic compulsory exercise to determine your fitness to own and possess a knife; or because of some other contrived, ancillary and meaningless attribute fashioned in their bureaucratically tainted frontal lobes?
I know, it sounds crazy, right? Not so fast – there’s a basis to it. The Leftist insanity that is routinely put on full display for us is often foreshadowed by what the UK does. Guess what happened when the UK got heavy-handed with guns? That’s right – a ban. Guess what happened when criminals chose knives as the workaround? That’s right, the UK shifted the focus to a BAN ON KNIVES rather than a BAN ON CRIMINALS.
It’s unadulterated lunacy and human behavior simply can’t be legislated against. No matter what is or isn’t banned, bad people are going to be bad – period.
How long before the Left tries to dictate what appointments are in our kitchens?
‘RED FLAG’ RECIPE – Proposed gun laws are a Constitutional nightmare – 08 Aug 19
Let’s be very clear about the panic response and pre-planned clamoring for gun control in the aftermath of the most recent mass shootings. No one should be surprised as it was the same disingenuous script devised to capitalize on tragic events that they always roll out.
So, let’s be crystalline about precisely what these measures are. The recipe is as follows:
1. Increase the level of already unconstitutional surveillance of Americans
2. Use the surveillance capacity to monitor the expression of First Amendment rights by Americans
3. Label some forms of expression of First Amendment rights as threatening, extremist or terrorist
4. Predicate one’s Second Amendment rights and whether or not they get to retain them based upon their First Amendment expressions as determined by unconstitutional surveillance
5. Predicate the entirety of it all on the PERCEPTIONS of one or more THIRD PARTIES who have taken exception to the expression of First Amendment rights
Questions: Precisely who or what entity gets to decide what is hate? What meets the threshold for applying a predetermined label to strip an American of his Constitutional rights? What recourse of action and due process is available for someone falsely accused? What happens to third parties who wittingly make false accusations to target an enemy?
Now the most important questions –
1) Conceptually, and I leave room for the intent behind the law to stand in legitimate consideration, even if you agree with the laws, WILL YOUR OPINION OF THEM CHANGE WHEN YOUR PARTY IS NO LONGER ENFORCING THEM?
2) We saw the entirety of the federal apparatus weaponized by President Obama and turned on his political opponent, candidate and then President Trump. We saw post-9/11 result in the largest mass forfeiture of Constitutional rights in the history of the country and Americans ignorantly applauded it all of the way to its ratification. This trend is well established. SO, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN RED FLAG GUN LAWS ARE WEAPONIZED AGAINST YOU BY YOUR POLITICAL OPPONENTS?
In short and through a particular lens, you can read these red flag laws as a threat and at a minimum, as a form of social control, “If you leave the reservation and stray from the official narrative, we’re coming for your guns.”
Without the Second Amendment, there is no First Amendment. It comes as no surprise that the powers that be are hellbent determined to eradicate the Second Amendment; including many worthless RINO Republicans deeply enmeshed in the Deep State and serving a master other than voters. This legislation is picking-up right where the Patriot Act left off post-9/11.
Beware of the Trojan Horse of unintended consequences that accompany any such red flag laws. More frighteningly, be aware of the INTENDED CONSEQUENCES that many of these lawmakers wish to see come to fruition; none of them being any good for any of us.
THE LAST BARRIER BETWEEN A FREE PEOPLE AND A TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT IS THE SECOND AMENDMENT – Heed the warning regarding ‘Red Flag’ laws, targeting of the AR platform 17 Aug 19
Heed the warning – ‘Red Flag’ laws and the targeting of one of the least used (.006 of the approximate average of 10,000 gun homicides annually/the remaining 20,000 gun deaths being attributable suicide) but most widely owned (15,000,000-20,000,000/does that make sense?) platforms – the AR, which is fictitiously categorized as an ‘assault weapon’ (no such thing) – has NOTHING to do with saving lives. It has nothing to do with ‘common sense’ gun laws. It has nothing to do with anything BUT the elimination of American’s rights, as given by God and protected by the US Constitution; and it goes beyond the Second Amendment thanks to the proverbial ‘slippery slope.’
Consider this quotation from the very worthy item linked below,
“This then becomes a Fourth Amendment violation. So we start with a government deciding that something said by a citizen is unacceptable, violating the First Amendment, the government then violates the Fourth Amendment and deprives a citizen of their Second Amendment right.”
Consider that the Obama administration served as a litmus test for ‘Red Flag’ gun laws and they were patently rejected by the American people at that time. 8 years and 32 mass shootings later, now estimates are that roughly 70% of Americans believe such laws are needed; 17 states having already enacted some form of them. Coincidence? Or, rather, manufactured sentiment? Yes, that implies that the Obama administration engaged in manufactured violence and false flags operations as well the capitalization of authentic events (never let a good crisis go to waste, say people of this ilk.)
Reality demonstrates these basic, incontrovertible facts: laws already exist for the crimes these miscreants are committing with their cowardly acts of violence – thousands upon thousands of them. Criminals don’t follow these existing laws and they sure as hell aren’t going to follow any new ones; ergo any such rationale that additional laws will save lives is a blatant fallacy and patently disingenuous. Rather, evil doers intent on killing innocent Americans will continue to cleverly circumvent them as Connor Betts did in Dayton. President Trump is right – it’s a mental health (and cultural) matter.
Americans need to stand their ground and fight back against the duplicitous and disingenuous rhetoric being proffered ad nauseam in a effort to eliminate their God-given and constitutionally protected rights. As the author of the linked item so astutely expressed, it begins with the First, transitions to the Second and parlays into the Fourth.
How long will it be before our elected officials find cause to eliminate the remainder of our rights?
Heed the warning, my friends, or it’s an invitation for tyranny to arrive on the front doorstep of every American.
NADLER IS COMING FOR OUR GUNS AND WE’VE SEEN THIS BEFORE – Nadler, 9/11 & The Patriot Act – 18 Aug 19
In my humble opinion, Americans had very well better sit-up and take notice of the legislative efforts behind the nefarious piecemeal effort on the Left to repeal the Second Amendment and eliminate the last barrier standing between freedom and tyranny. For context, it’s requisite to recall the passage of the Patriot Act, which was written in advance of and waiting for the false flag event of 11 Sep 01. It’s the same recipe now, folks.
With the House still on its fall recess break, insufferable and detestable House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-NY, has scheduled his committee to resume work on 04 Sep 19 at 1000, so as to markup a series of legislation buoyed by recent tragic events and devised to further encroach on Americans’ Second Amendment rights, which are being eroded bit by bit.
Please take note of how such bills appear in name just as the disastrous PATRIOT ACT did. There’s NOTHING patriotic about the Patriot Act and in staying in that duplicitous mode, these particular bills also take on rhetorical names explicitly designed to sway American sentiment and curry favor toward their passage (EMPHASIS mine):
Keep Americans SAFE Act
EXTREME Risk Protection Order Act of 2019
Federal EXTREME Risk Protection Order Act
Disarm HATE Act
*Also, but not named, is an effort to target the fictitious class of semi-automatic firearms branded as ‘assault weapons’ (fabricated term)
Notice how each bill title contains a current DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN TALKING POINT – SAFE, EXTREME, HATE? Such bills assume names that provide Americans with ‘reassurance’ that legislators are working in their best interest; however, those sentiments are being manufactured vis-a-vis the MSM.
American sentiment is being unethically shaped and it all stems from the predatory stance of duplicitous legislators looking to capitalize on their fear mongering efforts, which stem from obscene levels of intentionally erroneous journalism subsequent to authentic violence, manufactured violence and likely (certainly?) false flag events. This is nothing new. It’s been this way for a very long time.
Unfortunately for America and Americans, the Left’s relentless efforts over time are now having a very real effect as public support for such measures is reportedly in the 70% range if we are to believe public polling.
Relevant important facts:
* One sixth of one percent of the roughly 10,000 annual gun homicides derive from the 15-20 million so-called ‘assault weapons’ owned by Americans
* “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.” (EMPHASIS mine)
* The Jews ignored forewarning and WILLINGLY marched to concentration camps and ultimately their own deaths in Nazi Germany.
* Most ominously, Nadler showed us the angle for the long run when he said, “WE WON’T STOP THERE.”
As the pro-Second Amendment rally unfolds in Virginia and looms large on the conscious of many Americans; and with the direction of the country hanging in the balance, I hope these items provide rational talking points to contribute to the overall argument that THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS THE FIRST PRIORITY.
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