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Jan 12 2021

Armed Protests Could Trigger Gun Confiscations

The Capitol Riot worked out beautifully for leftists, allowing them to demonize those to their right and providing them with a pretext for ham-fisted censorship. Now is the time to escalate, while they still have momentum. The First Amendment has taken a blow, but they need to incapacitate the Second before they can fully impose their agenda.

Leftists can’t count on another black swan event like the Capitol Riot. They may have to help set one off. Opportunities abound:

ABC News Correspondent Aaron Katersky … said ABC obtained a law enforcement bulletin for the FBI that’s not for public distribution but intended for law enforcement agencies.

“It says that armed protests are planned in all 50 state capitols from January 16 through at least January 20, which is inauguration day, along with the U.S. Capitol, some time between January 17 and through January 20,” said Katersky…

Sounds like a dream come true for Biden’s handlers.

“For those that we’re behind (the attack at the U.S. Capitol) and certain fringe elements that were part of the insurrection, they found Wednesday, January 6, to be emboldening – it was a success, they were able to breach the Capitol,” said Katersky. “We’ve seen messages on social media to say they did it once and they can do it again, and if they can do it at the U.S. Capitol, they can do it in capitols around the country.”

In the aftermath of the Capitol debacle on January 6, the optics will be ideal for the media to portray resistance to Democrats as a dangerous mob of armed radicals who want to overthrow the government and install Trump as a dictator.

But the damage could be even worse. If even a single shot is fired, it will be hyped into the biggest deal since the Shot Heard Round the World. Confiscation of firearms — already clearly on the Democrat wish list — will soon begin.

Whether the shot is fired by accident, by an unhinged lunatic, or even by a leftist infiltrator won’t matter.

For not only your own safety but the safety of your country, stay well away from armed protests in the coming weeks.

On tips from Stormfax, Troy, and Feet2Fire.

Jan 11 2021

Biden Pledges to “Defeat the NRA”

If an organization exists for the purpose of defending the US Constitution, and someone vows to defeat this organization, that person is vowing to defeat the Constitution, and therefore is not fit to hold public office. I refer to Joe Biden:

Biden on Jan. 8 promised to “defeat the NRA,” or the National Rifle Association, after being sworn into office.

Biden addresses former Rep Gabby Giffords (D-AZ), who was shot by a maniac a decade ago, and who continues to be exploited by people who would like to render us defenseless:

“Your perseverance and immeasurable courage continue to inspire me and millions of others. I pledge to continue to work with you—and with survivors, families, and advocates across the country—to defeat the NRA and end our epidemic of gun violence.”

If Democrat pols didn’t like the recent surge in gun violence in liberal jurisdictions, they would not demonize, handcuff, and defund local police. On the contrary, gun violence serves their agenda nicely, providing a pretext to restrict our Second Amendment rights.

When the law-abiding are forbidden to keep and bear arms, we will see what a true epidemic of gun violence looks like. It will be the best thing to happen for violent criminals since the liberal establishment embraced Black Lives Matter. Guns are more useful to criminals when there is no danger of their victims being armed.

Dec 11 2020

Soros-Backed Prosecutor Pulled Away From Mark McCloskey’s Throat

Even in 2020, it’s possible to find good news. The Soros-financed apparatchik Kimberly Gardner has been pulled away from the throat of Mark McCloskey. She wanted to make an example of him for defying a rioting Black Lives Matter mob by standing with his wife on their own property holding firearms to prevent their home from being burned down for social justice.

A St. Louis judge [Thomas Clark] has disqualified Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner and her office from prosecuting Mark McCloskey’s case, saying campaign fundraising emails she sent before and after issuing charges against the couple “raise the appearance of impropriety and jeopardize the defendant’s right to a fair trial.”

“Appearance of impropriety” is putting it mildly. Gardner was trying to do to the legal system what Obama did to the IRS — namely, pervert it into a weapon to destroy perceived enemies of leftism.

Bad enough to break people’s legs for exercising their constitutional right to bear arms. Gardner even tried to exploit her vindictive tyranny to raise money from her fellow moonbats. She must be so greedy that not even George Soros can keep her satisfied.

This undoubtedly expensive nightmare isn’t over yet for the McCloskeys.

Should Clark’s ruling stand, a special prosecutor will be appointed to handle the case. In St. Louis, the presiding judge picks the special prosecutor.

The ruling does not apply to Patricia McCloskey.

The prosecution of the McCloskeys is patently absurd. That it has not been thrown out on Second Amendment grounds as Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt requested is a testament to the power and radicalization of the leftists infesting the legal system.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Lyle.

Dec 10 2020

Dems Take Aim at Texas Castle Doctrine

Your home is your castle. You have a right to defend it from invading criminals. This natural right exists everywhere, but is only honored where freedom endures — Texas, for example. But that will change if Democrats prevail:

Texas State Rep Terry Meza is of course a Democrat. Previously she worked as a teacher and a lawyer.

As with most Democrats, you can’t tell from her rhetoric whether she is cognitively disabled or insane. Here is how she justifies the bill that would deny Texans the right to defend their homes:

“Thieves only carry weapons for self-protection and to provide the householder an incentive to cooperate. They just want to get their loot and get away. When the resident tries to resist is when people get hurt. If only one side is armed fewer people will be killed.”

Meza tacitly admits that if Democrats have their way regarding defunding the police and infringing on the right to bear arms, only one side will be armed, and that will be the bad guys. But the important thing is that if law-abiding citizens are left at their mercy, fewer criminals will be killed. This is particularly important as Democrats push to expand voting for felons (even while they are still in prison).

Hold on, it gets worse:

“In most instances the thief needs the money more than the homeowner does,” Meza continued in a statement. “The homeowner’s insurance we reimburse his losses. On balance, the transfer of property is likely to lead to a more equitable distribution of wealth. If my bill can help make this transfer a peaceful one so much the better.”

She literally advocates burglary and home invasion in the name of Marxist ideology. Liberalism has reached its logical conclusion.

You might expect that Meza represents an inner-city district of the sort where the collapse of education and of society in general has allowed radical leftists to take power. Actually, she represents demographically transformed inner-ring suburbia — specifically, the area around Irving, northwest of Dallas.

If moonbattery continues to metastasize, bills like Meza’s will pass, even in Texas.

On a tip from Mark H.

Dec 08 2020

Santa Nerf Gun Follow-up

It brings me great seasonal joy to report follow-up on the story of the moonbat mall Santa who made a boy cry after he asked for a toy gun. The real Santa takes a different attitude and showed up at the boy’s house with an excellent gift:

On a tip from DCGere.

Dec 08 2020

Moonbat Santa Makes Child Cry

Moonbats cannot abide the idea of boys playing with toy guns. It might cause them to grow up masculine rather than metrosexual, and even to give them ideas regarding an individual’s ability to defend himself. Even a Nerf gun is inappropriate when the objective is to raise men who don’t know which bathroom to use and who whimperingly rely on Big Government to take care of them. That could be why this moonbat Santa took a snide tone with a boy who requested something any healthy boy would want:

Let’s hope his Mom and Dad make very sure that Santa stocks the kid’s arsenal this Christmas.

On tips from Rapinhoe, Anonymous, and Mr. Freemarket.

Dec 01 2020

Joe Biden Is Coming for Your Guns

The liberal establishment sold the public a pig in a poke. Biden refused to answer even such basic questions as whether he would destroy the independent judiciary by packing the Supreme Court. But we do know one thing: Biden has always been opposed to the right of the American people to defend themselves. Embracing tyrannical antigun zealots like Robert Francis O’Rourke and Kamala Harris confirms that this has not changed.

In the video below, Liz Wheeler warns of what Biden et al. will come after first: America’s most popular rifle, the AR-15, and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

Future sales will likely be banned. As for the many millions of AR-15s and modern magazines already in circulation, they will either be confiscated or registered for future confiscation; financial penalties will be inflicted on the owners.

On tips from Lyle and KirklesWorth.

Nov 27 2020

Dumbest Statement Yet on Gun Violence?

The chaos resulting from the War on Police has predictably led to increased violence. Just as predictably, the violence has been blamed by the Democrat politicians who enabled it on the weapons used. An example is a recent altercation that got out of hand at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa (greater Milwaukee). Eight people were wounded, not including Dennis McBride, the mayor of this Democrat stronghold, who shot himself in the foot with possibly the dumbest remark ever uttered in public:

Guns have no place in shopping malls or other places in which crowds of people gather. Mayfair has a strict no-gun policy. If the shooter had complied with that policy, no one would have been hurt yesterday.

Virtually all mass shootings occur in gun-free zones.

Maybe, instead of no-gun policies, we should try no-mayhem policies. If mostly peaceful protesters complied with such policies throughout the hundreds of race riots we have seen this year, it would have saved lives, jobs, and $billions in property damage.

A 15-year-old has been arrested for the shooting. The identity of the youth is secret, but I’m guessing a no-fatherless-home-financed-by-the-Welfare-State policy would have prevented the violence far more effectively than any gun restrictions.

On a tip from seaoh. Hat tip: AmmoLand.

Nov 25 2020

Biden Plan: Sue Firearms Industry Out of Existence

Fortunately, there are limits to how bad tyranny can get so long as individual citizens can defend themselves. Unfortunately, Biden’s handlers know this and will aggressively target gun rights.

[Biden’s handlers’] “Plan To End Our Gun Violence Epidemic” seeks to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act, which affords firearms dealers and manufacturers legal protection against lawsuits that may result from the misuse of weapons or ammunition sold to the public. Such a measure would effectively leave dealers and sellers vulnerable to wrongful death and injury lawsuits, senior vice president of the Gun Owners of America Erich Pratt told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The plan is a workaround to get past the Second Amendment. You can have guns just like the Constitution says — except there aren’t any guns because a locust swarm of our trial lawyer friends have looted those who make and sell them out of existence.

Kevin Jamison, a Missouri self-defense lawyer and firearms trainer, said “The guys pushing these lawsuits, they don’t care if they win. They care if they can force these companies to hemorrhage money. They are in the business of putting gun companies out of business.”

The strategy is effective:

Remington Arms Company, which has been producing firearms since 1816, went bankrupt in late September after the corporation was sued by the families of the victims involved in the deadly 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, according to Fox Business. The gunman used a Bushmaster, a sub-company of Remington, AR-15 during the shooting, Fox reported.

Democrats will also go after ammunition, so that we cannot use the guns we already have:

Outdoor retail giant Cabela’s was also sued in early November for selling ammunition to a 19-year-old who accidentally killed a friend with a handgun, The Buffalo News reported.

What about the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act?

Jamison called the theories behind the gun litigation “absurd” and said the lawsuits have been allowed to continue even under the Commerce In Arms Act because of misguided [i.e., liberal] courts.

With the CIAA out of the way completely, courts will go wild. Every shooting will result in gigantic jackpot justice verdicts until the gun industry exists only to arm the government.

Far more people are killed in auto accidents than by firearms. Also, cars make it be too hot outside according to liberal dogma. If Democrats manage to eliminate guns by looting manufacturers and retailers, cars could be next. With Democrats in charge, it’s a great time to be a trial lawyer or tyrannical bureaucrat, but a miserable time to be anyone else.

With no guns to defend ourselves, there will be no way to prevent future administrations from forcing those of us who are deemed ideologically or demographically problematic to get in the boxcars. The absence of cars will be the least of our problems.

On a tip from Lyle.

Nov 25 2020

Open Thread

They will never outlaw all of your guns at once. But every 'reasonable' control they can impose without your resistance gives them one more bit of leverage to make gun ownership for you and your children and your grandchildren as difficult as possible. - Dave Kopel
Nov 24 2020

Apple Accused of Offering iPads for Gun Permits

Members of the liberal ruling class support the authoritarianism of the Democratic Party, but then attempt to avoid the repression they eagerly impose on others. Consider Apple, a corporation as progressive as the rest of Big Tech.

In the 2020 election cycle, only 4.3% of donations by Apple employees and their families went to Republicans. The largest beneficiary was Joe Biden.

The Democratic Party in general and Biden in particular vociferously oppose gun rights. However, like the rest of us, Apple requires firearms for security purposes. So we read this, via CNET:

Thomas Moyer, Apple’s head of global security, was indicted last week as part of a two-year investigation into the sheriff’s office, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said Monday. Moyer allegedly agreed to donate 200 iPads worth $70,000 to the Sheriff’s Office in exchange for four [concealed carry] permits that had been withheld from Apple employees, the District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. …

Also indicted in the scheme were Santa Clara Undersheriff Rick Sung and Capt. James Jensen, who allegedly requested the bribes, the DA’s office said.

There should be no need for Apple to hand over iPads. It is not up to potentially corrupt law enforcement agencies whether we have a right to bear arms. It says we do right in the Constitution.

On a tip from Adam.

Nov 14 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
Nov 02 2020

Open Thread

Participating in a gun buy-back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids. - Clint Eastwood
Oct 07 2020

Open Thread

Americans who value freedom had better be more concerned about the gun control crowd than the criminals. The criminals want your money. The Neo-Totalitarians want your freedom. - Charley Reese

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