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Mar 03 2020

Biden Names Beto Gun Confiscation Czar

Michael Bloomberg is hardly the only Democrat candidate to pose a serious threat to the fundamental right to bear arms. Remember when the skateboard-riding Che Guevara wannabe Robert Francis O’Rourke promised to seize our firearms? Despite his absurd presidential candidacy collapsing long ago, he might yet get his chance.

Even the cognitively challenged Joy Behar realized that Beto was a dope to state his radical gun-grabbing intentions up front:

Politicians seeking to confiscate guns from Americans shouldn’t share their plans with the public beforehand and should seek to maintain an element of surprise, Joy Behar said on “The View”…

“They should not tell everything they’re going to do. If you’re going to take people’s guns away, wait until you get elected — then take the guns away,” she said. “Don’t tell them ahead of time.”

At the time, I remarked,

O’Rourke accidently did real Americans a service when he squeaked, “Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15” and openly advocated a mandatory “buyback,” which would boil down to door-to-door confiscation of firearms in stark violation of the US Constitution. Having been fool enough to announce his intentions validated the most extreme suspicions of the NRA, and proved him to be too witless to compete even in the party of Joe Biden.

My apologies for having underestimated the witlessness of Joe Biden. In my defense, his mental faculties have deteriorated still further over the past few months.

Now we read this:

In a surprise moment at the end of his Dallas rally on the eve of Super Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden called former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke up to the stage — and vowed to put O’Rourke, who has said the government should forcibly seize assault rifles from Americans, in charge of gun-control efforts.

As before, the liberal media is alarmed at the foolishness of the forthright radicalism:

Wrote NBC News’ Benjy Sarlin: “Biden hugging Beto going ‘You’re going to take care of the gun problem for me!’ is a thing you will see in a Republican ad someday.”

Among Democrats these days, Biden — who recently proclaimed that half the American population has been killed by guns since 2007 — actually passes for the relatively sensible moderate.

If Beto gets to be Gun Confiscation Czar in exchange for his endorsement, imagine the payoffs Buttigieg and Klobuchar have coming for not only endorsing this piece of work, but dropping out right before today’s primaries to clear a path for him.

On tips from Rapinhoe and Anonymous.

Mar 03 2020

Bloomberg Explains Why He Gets to Have Guns, Not You

If there is one thing Michael Bloomberg believes in as much as his own superiority and the need for the little people to be controlled from above, it is that our fundamental, constitutionally recognized right to bear arms must be restricted. It isn’t just talk; he puts his money where his mouth is:

Bloomberg has underwritten the gun control movement with a total of $270 million since 2007.

Like most if not all rich celebrities who oppose our right of self-defense, Bloomberg is defended by armed guards. So a member of the Great Unwashed took the opportunity last night to ask him the obvious question:

“How do you justify pushing for more gun control when you have an armed security detail that’s likely equipped with the same firearms and magazines that you seek to ban the common citizen from owning?” the man asked at a Monday evening Fox News town hall in Manassas, Virginia. “Does your life matter more than mine or my family’s or these peoples’?”

Bloomberg’s answer: “Yes, because I am a VIP.”

“Look, I probably get 40 or 50 threats every week, ok, and some of them are real,” Bloomberg responded. “That just happens when you are the mayor of New York City or you are very wealthy, and if you are campaigning for president of the United States you get lots of threats.”

There are no threats out there for us little people. No one ever tries to hurt us, because Big Government keeps us safe. Only important people have to face danger, so only they should have guns.

Even if a Trayvon Martin type does happen to bash our brains out on the sidewalk, people like us are a dime a dozen; we aren’t irreplaceable like members of the ruling class.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Feb 26 2020

Latest Biden Whopper: 150 Million Gun Deaths

It isn’t easy to keep up with the preposterous lies and misstatements blurted out by Joe Biden, but so long as they keep trying to pass him off as a potential President, we should make an effort. Just recently, we have learned that Quid Pro Quo Joe was arrested for trying to visit Nelson Mandela, that he worked on the Paris Agreement with long-dead communist dictator Deng Xiaoping, that he is running for Senate rather than POTUS, and that his son Beau was US Attorney General. Last night, while attempting to outflank even Bernie Sanders on the left during the anarchic Democrat shout fest in Charleston, Biden further revealed that guns in private hands have killed over 150 million Americans — about 46% of the population — since 2007.

Via Daily Caller:

“One hundred fifty million people have been killed since 2007, when [Vermont Sen.] Bernie [Sanders] voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability,” Biden claimed. “More than all the wars, including Vietnam, from that point on. Carnage on our streets.”

Biden promises to prevent the mostly imaginary carnage by suing gun manufacturers for any harm resulting from the misuse of their products.

When it comes time to completely abolish cars in the name of the global warming hoax, Democrats can use the same tactic. How long would Ford stay in business if it were sued for hundreds of $millions every time a drunk driver causes a fatality?

The only difference is that we do not have a constitutional right to own cars.

None of the other candidates pushed back on Biden’s wild claim. This could be for several reasons: (1) Biden’s outrageous lies come so fast and furious that many of them slip past; (2) all of the candidates are on the same page regarding gun rights; and/or (3) during the entire debate, the visibly unhinged Biden looked like he was itching to physically assault the first person to offer a pretext.

On tips from Chuck A and Byron.

Feb 19 2020

Open Thread

The majority falls prey to the delusion–popular in some circles–that ordinary people are too careless and stupid to own guns, and we would be far better off leaving all weapons in the hands of professionals on the government payroll. But the simple truth–born of experience–is that tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people. - Alex Kozinski
Feb 17 2020

Open Thread

When only cops have guns, it's called a
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.

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