Category: Gun Control

Feb 13 2020

Hoplophobes Call Cops on 6-Year-Old With Down Syndrome

You might have thought the militant hoplophobia prevailing at public schools had reached peak self-parody when 7-year-old Josh Welch was suspended for accidentally eating a Pop-Tart into a shape that vaguely resembled a gun. But no. Now educrats have sicced the police on a 6-year-old girl suffering from Down syndrome because she made a finger gun.

From Tredyffrin, Pennsylvania:

Maggie Gaines understands why her daughter’s teacher at Valley Forge Elementary School went to the principal after the 6-year-old pointed her finger at the teacher like a gun and said, “I shoot you.”

What she doesn’t understand is why she and her husband had to end up on a conference call with the Tredyffrin Township police the next day, giving their names and ages to an officer.

Gaines was told that her daughter, Margot, who has Down syndrome, had triggered a threat assessment by the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District — and that, under district policy, school officials had to call police.

Considering the ideological climate, it is unlikely that teachers are instilling in children a proper reverence for the fundamental right to bear arms — and as Reagan said, freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction.

On a tip from Lyle.

Jan 27 2020

Sheila Jackson Lee Provides a Lesson on Guns

I bet you didn’t know that AR-15s normally fire .50 caliber rounds and weigh as much as 10 moving boxes. Listen and learn as congresscritter Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) informs the ignorant:

Liberal pols are just as well-informed as liberal journalists when it comes to firearms. That is what makes them so well qualified to pass laws infringing on our constitutional right to possess them.

On a tip from Byron.

Jan 26 2020

Guns and Journalists Don’t Mix

As the NRA often proves, responsible gun owners believe in the crucial importance of both the Second Amendment and gun safety. Small children should not have unsupervised access to guns. Neither should reporters from leftist publications, for the same reasons.

The Post Millennial lists a few key gun safety rules most everyone can agree are among the most essential:

Never point a gun at something you aren’t willing to shoot, [k]eep your safety on until you’re ready to fire, finger off the trigger until ready to fire, and always treat a gun like it’s loaded.

Keeping the safety on isn’t always relevant, but the other three are.

Now watch Vice journalist Brian Anderson break all four rules while pointing a Tommy gun at his cameraman:

Anderson must have pulled the trigger by accident, because the click seemed to surprise him. He would have been even more surprised if the gun had turned out to be loaded.

Another video comes to mind:

Once again it is confirmed that the liberal media knows so little about firearms that its opinions on the topic are irrelevant.

On a tip from Frances J.

Jan 26 2020

Mass Shooting Evokes Meh From Media

Normally, the liberal media establishment loves mass shootings. These opportunities to attack the right to bear arms are often celebrated for weeks and even months on end. But not all mass shootings are equal. There was one in Seattle last Wednesday that barely registered on the national news.

Marquise Latrelle Tolbert, William Ray Tolliver, and an unnamed third person pulled out guns and started shooting at each other during evening rush hour in a crime-ridden downtown area called “The Blade,” killing a bystander and wounding seven others, including a 9-year-old boy. Tolbert and Tolliver remained at large after the event, although Tolliver has now been caught.

NOQ Report explains why the shooting evoked a meh from the media:

• The suspects are Black. Gun control advocates prefer Caucasian suspects.

• Both had lengthy criminal records. Gun control advocates want previously law-abiding citizens to prove their points.

• It occurred in a gun-free zone in the mass transit section of downtown. Gun control advocates refuse to believe gun-free zones don’t work.

• As felons, both suspects were already prohibited from owning or carrying firearms. Gun control advocates do not like stories proving that gun control doesn’t work.

• All eight victims appear to have been caught in a crossfire of a dispute instead of being targeted following a racist social media post or a manifesto being published online. Gun control advocates like manifestos.

These are not the kind of suspects the media hypes, because they are reminders that law-abiding citizens need to be able to protect themselves:

On a tip from Lyle.

Jan 22 2020

Corporate America v Gun Rights

The Founding Fathers devised a remarkably effective system to defend us from excessive government. However, Big Government does not have a monopoly on tyrannical centralized power. Major corporations, deranged by ESG moonbattery, often feel compelled to advance a repressive left-wing agenda. This is not always limited to the nauseating posturing we see from belligerently woke companies like Nike and Procter & Gamble. sponsor warns of the threat posed to the fundamental right to bear arms, which the Constitution defends from the government but not from private companies.

The Parkland Shootings in 2018 set off a firestorm of liberal propaganda attacking gun rights. Eager to acquire PC brownie points, Corporate America theatrically toed the ideological line.

JPMorgan Chase’s Chief Financial Officer Marianne Lake crowed to reporters that the company’s relationship with firearms manufacturers “have come down significantly and are pretty limited.” Bank of America announced its intention to stop extending credit to business clients manufacturing “military-style weapons.”

“Military style” in this context does not usually refer to functionality; it basically means that liberals think the gun is scary-looking.

Citigroup … took the step of requiring any of its business partners to restrict firearms sales to those over the age of 21, as well as those who have not passed a background check. They also barred their partners from selling so-called “high capacity magazines”…

After all, no one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer — although you never know how many bullets someone might need to defend their home.

Amalgamated Bank went perhaps the furthest of all, refusing to invest any of its assets in companies involved in the manufacture of “firearms, weaponry and ammunition.”

Then there is PayPal:

PayPal, the biggest payment processing system on the Internet, cannot be used for any exercise of your Second Amendment rights

The Second Amendment has been rendered moot if private companies are able to deny gun manufacturers and retailers the use of financial services.

This goes beyond the finance industry.

Salesforce, a popular software platform for online retailers, will no longer do business with companies who sell virtually all forms of semi-automatic weapons.

We can boycott some of the companies that go out of their way to undermine our right of self-defense, like Levi’s and Dick’s. Others are harder to avoid.

Microsoft has put language in its Code of Conduct that prevents users from using [its online services] “in any way that promotes or facilitates the sale of ammunition and firearms.”

Incrementally strangling gun rights is not the only authoritarian threat posed by the private sector. Click through to read how Big Tech has been doing the same to freedom of speech — and go to the home page to stock up on discount ammunition.

Jan 21 2020

Virginia Gun Rally Gives the Lie to Liberal Narrative

Bad news for the MSM. Despite the hype and dire warnings, the supposed white supremacists who rallied in Virginia yesterday in defense of our precious and endangered Second Amendment rights were peaceful, as law-abiding gun-owners tend to be.

Impressively, there was only one arrest among 22,000 attendees. Mikaela Beschler, aged 21, was arrested for refusing to take a bandanna off her face.

This montage illustrates how the MSM misinformed its audience regarding the rally:

Here are a few of the “white nationalists” who had liberal propagandists clutching their pearls:

The media openly longed for another Charlottesville, where white nationalists actually were present in significant numbers and a leftist counterprotester was killed when violence broke out. If there had been any violence in Richmond yesterday, it might have made the MSM strategy of duplicitously conflating gun rights with white supremacism more effective. Better luck next time, propagandists!

A news media that consistently and deliberately misinforms the public serves no constructive purpose. Ours does so with the explicit intention of denying us a constitutional right. The “mainstream” media isn’t just useless and wrong; it is malevolent.

On a tip from Varla.

Jan 21 2020

Open Thread

The laws that forbid the carrying of arms... serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. - Cesare Beccaria
Jan 03 2020

Elizabeth Warren to Drop Armed Security?

You have to hand it to Elizabeth Warren; this is a gutsy move. She is going to campaign without any armed security. She didn’t say so outright, but she did say this:

“I say that the reason those people were injured was that somebody came into that church with a gun. And that’s how it is that people got hurt in the first place. … I don’t feel safer going to my church knowing that somebody could be sitting next to me with weapons.”

To screech that in the aftermath of private citizens with guns saving any number of lives from a lawless maniac at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas shows an intense commitment to unilateral disarmament in the face of violent sociopaths.

Elizabeth Warren will now refuse the heavily armed security that is no doubt present at her every public appearance, because otherwise people would conclude that she is a fraud, a buffoon, and a malevolent liar.

Meanwhile, someone who knows what he’s talking about weighs in on the Texas church shooting. Evan Todd survived the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999:

Jack Wilson was the thankfully armed Good Samaritan who blew away the maniac in White Settlement before he could run up a major body count. At least six other members of the congregation drew guns in preparation to defend the innocent. This terrified the propagandists at USA Today, apparently because moonbats reflexively identify with criminals.

On a tip from Lyle.

Dec 30 2019

Good Guys With Guns Stop Bad Guy With Gun at Texas Church Again

Maniacs who intend to shoot up churches are advised to make their incomprehensible statements in parts of the country where Second Amendment rights are no longer widely exercised. Try it in Texas and you won’t be able to run up much of a body count.

Via Fox News:

A gunman opened fire in a Texas church on Sunday, killing two people and injuring others before two “heroic” parishioners shot and killed him at the scene, police said.

The shooting unfolded around 10 a.m. at the West Freeway Church of Christ, in the city of White Settlement, just outside Fort Worth, police said.

Let’s pause to let liberal readers recover from the revelation that there is a city in Texas named White Settlement.

The two who shot weren’t the only ones to draw guns. As Offgrid Survival reports:

Luckily, at least five armed members of the church instantly responded and jumped into action as soon as the shooting started. Within three seconds of the first shot, one member shot the shooter and killed him before he could harm more people.

Watch the guns come out:

Similarly, armed citizen Stephen Willeford used an AR-15 to put an end to the killing spree of Devin Patrick Kelley at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas 2 years ago. Willeford possessed his weapon legally; the killer did not. This suggests that if liberals had their way regarding gun laws, only the killer would have been armed, not the law-abiding citizen.

When will sociopaths learn to restrict their killing sprees to parts of the country that are run by Democrats on behalf of criminals?

On tips from Lyle and Byron.

Dec 28 2019

What Virginia Dems Say About the Party

The unfolding strife and tyranny as Virginia falls under liberal domination is a forerunner of what will befall America as a whole if the radicalized Democrat Party is able to manipulate demographics enough to achieve sufficient power. It is also illustrative of just how power mad these people are.

Breitbart’s AWR Hawkins is right to be alarmed:

On a tip from Jester.

Dec 26 2019

Virginia Spends on Prisons to Incarcerate Gun Owners

California has become a template for what liberals hope to inflict on the USA as a whole by using mass Third World immigration to enable single-party Democrat rule. But Virginia may be a better model to see how this strategy will play out at the national level.

This former red state has recently gone deep blue, mainly as a result of a massive infusion of foreigners. Heady with power, Virginia Democrats have gone straight after the constitutionally protected right to bear arms, well aware that when that right falls, there is no meaningful defense of any other right.

Even if outnumbered and marginalized, regular Virginians still exist. Considering that this commonwealth produced George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, it is unsurprisingly that resistance has arisen.

Their Democrat rulers respond:

As if Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s wholesale attack on law-abiding gun owners wasn’t enough, the disgraced public official and his Michael Bloomberg-bought allies in the General Assembly now want the state’s hard-working taxpayers to foot the bill for their unconstitutional schemes. The budget bill (HB30) includes an appropriation of a quarter million dollars to carry out a host of gun control measures that Northam and his anti-gun allies hope to enact.

The $250,000 is appropriated to the Corrections Special Reserve Fund in order to provide for the “increase in the operating cost of adult correctional facilities resulting from the enactment” of Northam’s gun control measures. Among the enumerated laws that this allocation is meant to fund is a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, the criminalization of private firearms transfers, and gun confiscation orders issued without due process.

That is, Northam is preparing to incarcerate a large number of citizens for insisting on a constitutionally protected right. No word on whether the new facilities will be referred to as gulags, concentration camps, or reeducation centers.

The mollusklike Northam is a particularly dangerous tyrant, in that his lack of character leaves him willing to stop at nothing to maximize power on behalf of Big Government. Even before his blackface scandal, he appeased radicals by calling for children to be aborted after they have been born, dispensing with the moral fig leaf of pretending that unborn babies are not human. Since then he has made clear his intention to prove he is not a “racist” by pandering still more slavishly to extreme leftists.

On tips from Adam, Stormfax, and Varla.

Dec 22 2019

Nerf Guns Denounced as Assault Weapon Toys

The term “assault weapon,” as defined by moonbats, is even broader than we knew. Now it includes even Nerf toys.

Via Big League Politics:

A consumer group is demanding that toy brand Nerf discontinue selling “assault weapon toys” to children. The group, the Empire State Consumer Project, argues that the company is promoting a culture of fear where children are becoming scared of mass shootings taking place at their schools.

At this point, it is conceivable that the level of hysteria generated by the liberal establishment for the sake of undermining the Second Amendment really has created an environment in which obviously harmless Nerf toys frighten children. Talk about a culture of fear.

The Empire State Consumer Project penned a letter to the board of Hasbro, the company which makes Nerf products…

“As we watch holiday toy commercials, we see the Nerf Ultra One and other extreme Nerf machine guns for children and are reminded of mass shootings that have devastated American children and families for decades now,” the letter noted. “In these times, the TV ad for this product plays like a Saturday Night Live parody, except that it is not at all funny.”

For the past few decades, annoyingly woke Saturday Night Live hasn’t been funny either. But watching hysterical hoplophobes collapse gasping onto their fainting couches over foam toys is good for a guffaw.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Dec 19 2019

Eloquent Opposition to Virginia Gun Grab

Virginia has becomed the front line in the progressive war on Americans’ right to bear arms. Dozens of counties and towns have proclaimed themselves to be Second Amendment sanctuary zones, in defiance of the leftists controlling the state government. The unfolding situation looks like a template for national civil war.

We might avoid an ugly conflict, if only people would listen to this guy explain why crackdowns on firearms like Virginia plans to impose are unconstitutional, ineffective, and unethical:

On a tip from Jack S.

Dec 17 2019

Virginia Gun Rights Situation

Virginia produced a large percentage of America’s Founding Fathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. They would not be pleased with the left-wing authoritarian rule that mass immigration has imposed on the state recently (see here and here). Liberty Doll brings us up to date on what the new liberal dominance means for those who exercise their rights under the crucial Second Amendment:

If this could happen to Virginia, it could happen to the whole country. That’s when the Cold Civil War turns into boogaloo.

On a tip from Jack S.

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