Category: Gun Control

Sep 22 2019

Who Is Texas: Beto or Sara Gonzales?

Until progressives succeed at using demographic transformation to turn Texas blue, Sara Gonzales will continue to be much more representative of the state than authoritarian punk Robert Francis O’Rourke. Let’s see if she agrees with “Beto” that Texans are eager to let him confiscate their firearms:

I’ll take that as a no.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Sep 20 2019

Armed Woman Tops Criminal With Baseball Bat

The rules go like this: rock tops scissors, scissors tops paper, paper tops rock, criminal with baseball bat tops unarmed woman, armed woman tops criminal with baseball bat.

That last part was recently confirmed at the Showboat Drive-in theater in Hockley Texas:

[T]wo [female] managers were finishing up their shift when they spotted some motion inside the concession stand.

One of them checked out the noise and was confronted by two men.

One of the suspects pulled out a bat and started beating the manager, while the other suspect ran.

The second suspect may have been armed with a knife. Yet running away was a good move.

The manager reportedly pulled out a gun and shot and killed the man who was beating her.

Nice work, ma’am. Too bad a certain woman in Las Vegas was caught unprepared; a woman with a gun tops a criminal with a sledgehammer too.

Unfortunately, a criminal with the sympathy of the liberal establishment tops a law-abiding citizen who has been disarmed by Big Government.

On a tip from Kate P.

Sep 14 2019

Proof That American Citizens Can Be Trusted With Guns

The Democrat debate Thursday confirmed what we already knew, namely, that the Democrats will take away our guns the moment they have the political leverage. They pretend that American citizens cannot be trusted with guns. But I have proof that we can — and that liberals know it:

Note that the moonbats pulled this irritating stunt in Texas, where the economy is even more dependent than everywhere else on fossil fuels, and a high percentage of the populace is armed.

It took a lot of faith to present themselves as if for target practice. The faith was not misplaced.

On a tip from Varla.

Sep 09 2019

NASCAR Takes a Left Turn on Guns

Despite a largely Southern fan base, NASCAR has survived joining the mob out to eradicate symbols of the South while at the same time embracing racist sociopaths of politically preferred pigmentation. It will probably also survive siding with gun-grabbers. But you can expect its popularity to continue to decline.

Via NRA-ILA:

K-Var, a retailer in outdoor and shooting sports products, reports that it was told it would need to edit/change an ad submitted earlier this year it had intended to be included in NASCAR’s official program. The problem, apparently, is that the K-Var ad included depictions of “assault-style rifles/sniper rifles.” Presumably, the offending firearm is an AK-variant manufactured by Arsenal.

“Assault-style” includes America’s Rifle, the AR-15 — an immensely popular model for sport and self-defense. “Sniper rifles” would include any rifles designed to be accurate over a long range — e.g., bolt-action hunting rifles.

NASCAR’s official media sales agent told K-Var (as well as other potential advertisers), that the racing organization is undergoing a “gradual shift in (its) position on guns,” …

Radicalized Democrats, who have signaled that they plan on a major gun grab if the 2020 elections go their way, will love the shift. NASCAR’s right-leaning fanbase will not.

NASCAR isn’t the first corporation to shoot itself in the foot by placing moonbattery ahead of its own customers.

We’ve seen Dick’s Sporting Goods, Levi Strauss & Co., and several banks decide they needed to offer their corporate support to the extremist anti-gun agenda. In the world of automotive entertainment, we’ve seen monster truck promoters determine that they don’t need to worry about offending law-abiding gun owners and supporters of the Second Amendment. And who can forget Yeti?

All of these businesses have made financially inadvisable decisions for the sake liberal “virtue” signaling. The foolishness in the case of NASCAR borders on suicidal. We aren’t talking about the NBA. The percentage of NASCAR fans who do not support the Second Amendment is likely to be miniscule.

On tips from Lyle.

Sep 09 2019

Feds Demand Gun Scope Data From Apple and Google

Apple and Google have mountains of data on those who use smart phones, including where we are at any given time, what we look at online, what we buy, et cetera. That means the feds have mountains of data — at least potentially. Anything Big Tech has, its BFF Big Government can acquire. Forbes has an example pertaining to the imperiled right to bear arms:

According to an application for a court order filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on September 5, investigators want information on users of Obsidian 4, a tool used to control rifle scopes made by night-vision specialist American Technologies Network Corp. The app allows gun owners to get a live stream, take video and calibrate their gun scope from an Android or iPhone device. …

If the court approves the demand, and Apple and Google decide to hand over the information, it could include data on thousands of people who have nothing to do with the crimes being investigated, privacy activists warned. … Apple and Google will be told to hand over not just the names of anyone who downloaded the scope app from August 1, 2017 to the current date, but their telephone numbers and IP addresses too, which could be used to determine the location of the user.

If this is happening under a Republican administration, imagine the data bureaucrats will acquire with power-mad Democrats in control.

Anti-American tyrants like Dianne Feinstein, Robert Francis O’Rourke, and Joe Biden have made it crystal clear that as soon as they have the leverage, they will begin confiscating firearms from law-abiding Americans. The progressive agenda can’t be inflicted on a populace able to defend itself.

People will ignore the mandatory “buybacks.” Then will come the knock at the door, because when Silicon Valley knows everything, the federal government will know everything.

On tips from Lyle and Stormfax.

Sep 06 2019

HARPA: The Marriage of Big Tech and Big Government

Among the reasons not to let Big Tech behemoths spy on us, we can now add defense of the right to bear arms. Trump reportedly favors the creation of a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), which would collect data from sources like Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo, and Google Home and use it to identify citizens who cannot be trusted with a firearm.

Via WaPo:

Trump has reacted “very positively” to the HARPA proposal, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions and has been “sold on the concept.”

Unsurprisingly, Ivanka Trump has been described as “the most effective champion of the proposal.”

The idea is for the agency to develop a “sensor suite” using advanced artificial intelligence to try to identify changes in mental status that could make an individual more prone to violent behavior.

As Paul Joseph Watson notes,

The proposal bears some similarities to Communist China’s social credit score system, where citizens’ behavior is tightly surveilled and then met with rewards or punishments.

With HARPA, Big Tech and Big Government would exchange wedding vows.

More from PJW on how close Silicon Valley has already come to imposing a ChiCom-style social credit score system:

On tips from Lyle and KirklesWorth.

Sep 05 2019

San Francisco: NRA Is a Terrorist Organization

A crucial front in the Cold Civil War is the siege of language. Words leftists don’t like are forbidden, as the Newspeak Dictionary steadily shrinks. Words they have a use for are repurposed. For example, “liberal” used to refer to proliberty countermoonbats like Thomas Jefferson. Now it refers to antiliberty maniacs like Michael Moore. Another example is the word “terrorist,” which on the Left can be defined as “that which leftists are committed to destroying.” This means that the NRA is a terrorist organization.

Via SF Gate:

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on Tuesday declaring that the National Rifle Association is a domestic terrorist organization.

The NRA did not bomb the Pentagon like Barack Obama mentor Bill Ayers and friends. It did not fly airliners full of innocent people into office towers full of more innocent people like the Muslims championed by progressives. Its “terrorism” consists of lawfully defending a key component of the US Constitution.

The irresponsible resolution passed unanimously. San Francisco’s lunatic leaders urge other cities, states, and even the federal government to follow suit. If Bernie Sanders would promise to throw energy executives in prison for keeping the lights on, why shouldn’t other “liberals” do the same to those who defend our fundamental rights?

The NRA responds, via KTVU:

“This ludicrous stunt by the Board of Supervisors is an effort to distract from the real problems facing San Francisco, such as rampant homelessness, drug abuse and skyrocketing petty crime, to name a few. The NRA will continue working to protect the constitutional rights of all freedom-loving Americans.”

Freedom-loving Americans constitute one minority that does not qualify for special privileges.

As its elected rulers strike authoritarian poses, San Francisco continues to swirl down the drain.

On tips from Stormfax, Dragon’s Lair, Bluto, and ABC of the ANC.

Sep 04 2019

Open Thread

Nobody is denying we should investigate and do what we can to prevent gun crime in our cities and towns. But, we should not scapegoat the American gun owner for complicated, cultural problems we are just beginning to understand. - Bob Barr
Sep 04 2019

New Zealand Imposes Gun Buyback Farce

Robert Francis O’Rourke’s dream has become a nightmarish reality for gunowners in New Zealand, where authorities have exploited the March 15 mosque shootings in Christchurch to impose a so-called gun buyback.

So far, an estimated 10% of banned weapons have been turned in, although no one actually knows how many are out there. All we know for sure is that many of the banned guns will end up on the black market, guaranteeing that criminals and maniacs will continue to have easy access to guns even if their law-abiding victims do not.

Via AP:

One of the owners who [turned over his guns under duress] was Paul Campbell, a chiropractor who has enjoyed target shooting since he was 10 years old. Campbell said he was turning in an AR-15 rifle, an AR-10 rifle and a 1961 ex-army SLR rifle that he considered sacred because it was part of a collection used by soldiers in battle. He said he disagreed with the ban and felt it was a knee-jerk reaction to an isolated event. He said previous laws were adequate if they’d been properly enforced.

“Nothing is going to stop crazy behavior when crazy shows up, except good watchfulness by society to see the cracks, to see the problems, to see problem people,” Campbell said. “This is a mental aberration, it’s not a behavior brought on by the object.”

Of course not. But the behavior has been utilized to deny the law-abiding the safety afforded by the object.

Some are more enthused about the forced buyback.

Police are investigating whether [a] man, who isn’t a New Zealand citizen, imported cheap gun magazines from Australia to try to cash in. … [He] showed up at an Auckland buyback event with thousands of magazines seeking to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in government compensation.

He should have sold them on the black market instead. But then, that market has no doubt been flooded by people getting rid of their now-illegal guns, driving down prices. Supply will not be a problem for the bad guys.

On a tip from Lyle.

Sep 04 2019

The Dumbest Thing Joe Biden Has Said Yet

Is Joe Biden mentally defective, or even more openly tyrannical than his fellow Democrats? The answer may be both. His latest regarding the indispensable and constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms:

“This idea that we don’t have elimination of assault-type weapons, magazines that can have — hold multiple bullets in them, is absolutely mindless.”

Obviously, all magazines hold multiple bullets, as do the cylinders of revolvers.

When Democrats come after our cars — and they will — Biden will yell that cars featuring wheels that turn are “absolutely mindless.”

Sep 03 2019

Forks and Knives Too

We had better not stop with matches and sledgehammers. Forks and knives must be banned too. Le Progrès reports on a maniac who attacked several people at a Villeurbanne, France bus stop on the grounds that “they do not read the Koran.” Translation via Bing Microsoft Translator:

A direct witness explained that the suspect, unidentified but claiming to be an Afghan national, was armed with a large fork and a large barbecue knife.

One person was killed and eight injured.

Since refraining from importing massive numbers of hostile Islamists would be as unthinkable as allowing French citizens to defend themselves, the time has come to ban forks and knives.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC. Hat tip: Jihad Watch.

Sep 02 2019

Robert Francis O’Rourke Promises Gun Grab

Good thing the preposterous campaign of Robert Francis O’Rourke has collapsed to the point that he polls worse than Buttwhatever. “Beto” confirms that were he to be elected, a major gun grab would follow.

Barks Robert Francis:

“Americans who own AR-15s, AK-47s, will have to sell them to the government. … I would institute a mandatory buyback of every assault weapon in America.”

A fully automatic AK-47 is an assault weapon. Owning one is already heavily restricted. If an AR-15 is an assault weapon, so is any semiautomatic rifle — i.e., any rifle that isn’t an anachronism.

The former Texas congressman [and current nobody in particular] has made gun control a focal point of his campaign since the mass shooting.

Like a lot of people, Robert Francis must have forgotten about Eric Swalwell, who based his campaign on the same tyrannical pitch. Swalwell has already dropped out, but Beto might get enough money from the Hollyweird types who find him appealing to keep his zombie campaign shambling forward for a few more months.

Even in Tinseltown, there are people wise enough to steer clear of Beto’s snake oil. This Clint Eastwood quote may be apocryphal, but it would make a fine response to Robert Francis:

“Participating in a gun buyback program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.”

Unfortunately, it isn’t just the punk from El Paso. At this point, any Democrat can be expected to escalate the incremental attack on the Second Amendment. Where the Democratic Party wants to take us, armed citizens would be problematic.

On tips from Lyle.

Aug 31 2019

Two Theories on Chicago Violence

Chicago violence has been out of control for some time. Authoritarians blame guns in private hands, but this is obviously nonsense, since Chicago has some of the most oppressive gun laws in the nation. Houston has a similar total population, respects the Second Amendment, and has far less violence. So what is causing all the bloodshed?

PragerU finds that it is a consequence of the welfare state and liberal ideology combining to form a dysfunctional underclass:

There are other theories. Since the white man is to blame for everything else, according to the ideology that has made Chicago what it is, he must be to blame for the black-on-black shootings that comprise most Chicago violence:

In light of the second video, PragerU can rest its case regarding the victim mentality by which blacks keep themselves living in the jungle in the land of Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, and Barack Obama.

On a tip from Sean C.

Aug 31 2019

Why We Must Ban Sledgehammers

After we have banned guns and then matches, we must ban sledgehammers.

From Las Vegas:

Homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said the original call was from a woman inside a laundromat. The woman said there was a man outside with a sledgehammer.

Dispatchers heard a scream before the line went dead. A grisly sight greeted arriving police.

Officers found the woman dead outside the front doors of the laundromat.

A short time later, police located the suspect about a quarter mile away with a sledgehammer and blood on him.

Officers rashly arrested the suspect, Clinton Taylor, without stopping to consider whether laws against smashing women to death with sledgehammers might have a disparate impact on persons of color like Mr. Taylor.

It’s funny that the party making so much noise about equality is adamantly opposed to equalizers. How is a woman to defend herself from a guy coming at her with a sledgehammer if not by exercising her Second Amendment rights? Calling the cops won’t help. Not even already being on the phone with them helped the victim in this tragic story.

On a tip from Don M.

Aug 30 2019

Next We Must Ban Matches

There are at least 300 million guns in the USA, possibly 600 million. Many Americans have or can acquire the know-how to make their own guns to sell on the black market. There are an estimated 100 billion rounds of ammunition and components to load more. Dianne Feinstein and friends can fantasize, but no one can disarm America.

But for argument’s sake, let’s say Democrats attain the political leverage to disarm law-abiding citizens without setting off a civil war. Let’s venture even further into the realm of the unreal and say they manage to disarm criminals too. At that point, they would have to ban matches.

Mexico has some of the most repressive gun laws on earth. Hardly anyone has guns except criminals and the government. But they still haven’t banned matches:

At least 25 people were killed in an arson attack by suspected gang members on a bar in the southeastern Mexican port of Coatzacoalcos late on Tuesday, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, in a fresh blow to his efforts to curb violence.

They ran up the high body count at the Caballo Blanco bar by closing off the emergency exits before setting fire to the bar with Molotov cocktails. The killers were armed, but they did the killing with matches.

Utopia is always one more ban away.

On a tip from Bill589. Hat tip: Say Uncle.

Aug 25 2019

Main Gun Control Argument Destroyed in Under 5 Minutes

ABC News has actually produced informative programming. You might have to go back a few years to find it though. In the video below, John Stossel completely lays waste to the primary excuse for infringing on gun rights:

You would think it would be intuitively obvious to anyone. Yet it is necessary to tell people that suppressing the right of self-defense of the law-abiding does not reduce violent crime. Otherwise, many will believe the phony authoritarian spin we normally get from the media.

On a tip from Kate P.

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