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Feb 19 2024

Latest Liberal Scheme to Identify Guns for Confiscation

When the leftist ruling class has implemented its agenda, we will live like slaves, without property, without independent transportation, subsisting on insects, lacking fundamental rights like free speech. To ensure our compliance, controlling the media is not enough. They will have to disarm us. That will require them to know where the guns are, so they can be confiscated. Consequently, on Friday the California legislature introduced a bill to require homeowner insurance companies to collect this information on behalf of Big Government:

The Residential property insurance firearms bill AB-3067 is an addition to Section 2086 of the Insurance Code, and would require insurers to “update the contents of their applications for homeowners’ or renters’ insurance to include the questions regarding the presence, storage, and number of firearms by January 1, 2026.”

This is not about insurance:

It would then require an insurer to “annually report the information gathered from the questions regarding the presence, storage, and number of firearms to the Department of Insurance and the Legislature beginning on January 1, 2027.”

What flies in California will soon be imposed on the rest of us — possibly including even Gavin Newsom.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Feb 17 2024

Dems Move to Prevent Churches From Self-Defense

The initial local response to Genesse Ivonne Moreno trying to shoot up a megachurch in Houston as service was set to begin was to investigate the proper pronouns to use so as not to offend the dead maniac. This looks like the liberal establishment’s national response:

Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) is pushing legislation that could prevent churches around the country from using a “security services unit” comprised of concealed carriers in congregations, parishes, etc.

The bill is the Preventing Private Military Act of 2024, and it is co-sponsored by Senator Laphonza Butler (D-CA).

“(D-CA)” must be a typo. I thought the Lesbian of Color identity appointment Laphonza Butler was from Maryland.

It’s not like Democrats don’t understand what they are doing:

Church attendance isn’t low enough. Maybe turning churches into shooting galleries for psychos will help, the way encouraging school shootings with gun-free zone policies has helped the media propagandize against the Second Amendment.

On a tip from WDS 2.0.

Feb 14 2024

Permitless Concealed Carry = Less Crime

Liberals have caused an explosion of violence by defunding/demonizing/marginalizing local police and by egging on black criminality. If they ever want to undo some of the damage, they might stop requiring permits for concealed carry. Relevant stats from Moonbattery.com sponsor Ammo.com:

• Washington, D.C., has the highest rate of firearm-related homicides even though it has strict carry laws

• 83% of states with permitless concealed carry have a homicide rate at or below the national average

• 3 out of 5 of the safest five states in the U.S. have permitless concealed carry

• 84% of states have a lower violent crime rate in 2022 than they did before permitless concealed carry

Click through for more info that the mainstream media would prefer you didn’t have.

Jurisdictions where gun rights are suppressed tend to be run by Democrats. It is true that populations that vote Democrat are more prone to crime because they are characterized by moral degeneracy and societal decay. But it is also true that crime is less prevalent where potential victims have not been disarmed by the government.

Feb 03 2024

Gun Laws Aren’t Working

So long as a single law-abiding American is exercising his constitutional right to bear arms, Democrats will call for more gun laws. What about the laws they have already imposed? Didn’t they work? If not, they ought to be repealed. Ammo.com reviews the situation. Among the findings:

• The amount of State gun laws nearly doubled between 1991 and 2016 (Source).

• The 1994 Crime Bill authorized $12.5 Billion dollars for law enforcement, while the ATF receives $1.5 billion annually to enforce Federal firearm laws.

• The ATF seized more than 360,000 firearms in 2021 (Source).

And yet,

• Between 1886 and 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States interpreted the Second Amendment to include the right of the individual to keep and bear arms six times.

Meanwhile,

• Homicides (all methods) increased 27% from 1968 to 2021.

Click through for stats and graphics confirming that as government grows at the expense of the Constitution, we are becoming not only less free but less safe.

Jan 25 2024

Gun Crime and Stolen Guns

Democrats bark that we must be deprived of our right to bear arms because guns are used to commit crimes. This ignores that lawfully owned guns are often used to prevent crime. Guns used in crimes tend not to be lawfully owned, as stats from Ammo.com confirm:

• Only 1.3% of criminals used a firearm that was purchased from [a dealer with a Federal Firearms License (FFL)] during the commission of a crime, based on a 2016 survey

• 89% of inmates reported that they possessed a firearm during the commission of a crime that was not obtained at a retailer (FFL Dealer)

• 56% of inmates arrested with a firearm at the time of their crimes stated they had stolen it

Click through for detailed stats and graphics.

Criminals don’t worry about gun laws. They steal their guns or buy them on the black market anyway. There are an estimated 400,000,000 guns in the USA. Criminals will always have access to them.

Gun laws render the law-abiding defenseless against criminals, to whom gun laws do not apply. Yet again we see that Democrats side with criminals against regular Americans.

Jan 03 2024

Open Thread

Gun control means being able to hit your target. If I have a 'hot button' issue, this is definitely it. Don't even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment. - Michael Badnarik

On a tip from Anonymous.

Dec 19 2023

Open Thread

Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. - Thomas Jefferson

Nov 18 2023

Vince Ricci Deprived of 2A Rights After Defending Family

If you don’t understand why you need to exercise your fundamental right to bear arms, ask Vince Ricci. He could also explain to you why, under Democrat rule, your government is not your friend:

A Los Angeles father who pulled a gun on masked intruders when they tried to break into his luxury home has revealed he has been stripped of his firearm permit.

It is easier to lose a concealed carry permit in California than it is to obtain one.

‘After successfully defending my home and my family and my five-month-old child, California has now decided to suspend my Second Amendment [rights],’ Ricci said.

The November 4 incident was captured on video, so we can see for ourselves how to go about losing constitutional rights in the land of Gavin Newsom:

The sheriff’s office told Ricci the permit was pulled because he yelled at officers over sloppy police work.

He had reason to be armed:

His home was broken into in June and his car was broken into the month before that.

A night prior to the shootout, Ricci revealed a group of criminals driving a Dodge Charger with no license plates had been allegedly targeting other homes in his neighborhood.

Leftist social engineers have utilized the welfare state, lax enforcement, wrist slap punishments, defunding of the police, and Critical Race Theory/Black Lives Matter ideology to grow a vast army of violent criminal scumbags, which they have weaponized against the decent law-abiding Americans they aim to eradicate. It would be naive to expect Democrat authorities not to side with this army.

On a tip from Chris Neilson.

Oct 30 2023

Regime Halts Firearm Exports

There are still enough Americans living in the USA that attempting a direct repeal the Second Amendment would result in resistance. Yet the leftist agenda cannot be advanced much further until the public has been disarmed. So Democrats have settled on a strategy of destroying firearms manufacturers.

First, they soften up public opinion with a propaganda barrage fed by the mass shootings that inevitably result when a society promotes psychosis and lets maniacs run loose. Then, they cripple the businesses they want to destroy with shenanigans like this:

The United States has halted most civilian firearm exports for the next 90 days, the U.S. Department of Commerce said late Friday.

Moves like this are always pulled late in the day on Friday, so as to escape public scrutiny.

Citing national security reasons, the Commerce Department said the U.S. will largely stop issuing civilian export licenses and will assess the “risk of firearms being diverted to entities or activities that promote regional instability, violate human rights, or fuel criminal activities.”

Naturally the ban does not apply to Ukraine, at which the regime is shoveling hundreds of $billions of our money as our own economy drowns in government debt. Biden’s handlers want Ukrainians to have guns. They don’t want you to have guns. That’s why they will pull stunts like this as part of a broader campaign to drive firearms manufacturers out of business. Other aspects of the campaign entail denying them banking services and suing them for misuse of their products.

The regime will still need guns to provide at our expense to friends like Zelensky and to shoot those of us deemed to be Threats to Their Democracy. After legitimate manufacturers have been bankrupted, the firearms industry will be nationalized, with Big Government as its only customer.

Something similar is happening in the auto industry. In the future, all cars will be electric, manufactured at a loss, and driven by our rulers.

On a tip from Chris Neilson.

Oct 28 2023

Open Thread

No matter how one approaches the figures, one is forced to the rather startling conclusion that the use of firearms in crime was very much less when there were no controls of any sort and when anyone, convicted criminal or lunatic, could buy any type of firearm without restriction. Half a century of strict controls on pistols has ended, perversely, with a far greater use of this weapon in crime than ever before. - Colin Greenwood

Oct 27 2023

Open Thread

Disarm the people- that is the best and most effective way to enslave them. - James Madison

Oct 15 2023

Open Thread

They have the guns and therefore we are for peace and for reformation through the ballot. When we have the guns then it will be through the bullet. - Saul Alinsky

Oct 03 2023

What Goes Around Comes Around to Henry Cuellar

Not even our Democrat rulers are immune from the violent chaos they have been imposing on us:

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) was reportedly carjacked at gunpoint in Washington, D.C., on Monday night.

It happened right outside his apartment building at around 9:30.

The congressman, whose district is on the U.S. southern border, is reportedly safe.

Unlike his constituents, who are the farthest from safe thanks to literally millions of lawbreakers being allowed to pour across the border by Cuellar’s party.

An alert that was sent out in the area said that the suspects were three black males.

Three black male hoodlums in the DC. That narrows it down to under half the population.

Even if Cuellar is a Democrat, let’s not laugh too hard at his misfortune:

Cuellar captured national attention after the May 6, 2023, Allen, Texas, mall shooting by rejecting calls for more gun control. While Texas is often criticized by the left for having less gun control than other states, Breitbart News observed Cuellar pointing out that shootings occur in states with high levels of gun control too.

Washington, DC, where Cuellar was carjacked by armed assailants, has some of the most stringent gun control in the country.

It isn’t every day that a Democrat is proven right. It only happens when they buck their own party.

On tips from Blackjack and Ed McAninch.

Sep 14 2023

What They Mean by “Extreme”

Democrats howl in rage when their agenda is impeded by what they call “extremists.” We are left with no doubt that extremists constitute a dire threat to Our Democracy and must be neutralized by whatever means prove effective. What exactly is an extremist?

The most obvious example is those who protested against election fraud on January 6, 2021, some of whom behaved foolishly and unlawfully. That tiny handful of people soon found their way into solitary confinement. But there are more recent examples of extremism.

One is those who want Joe Biden investigated for the flagrant corruption that has characterized his political career:

The White House blasted Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) move Tuesday to direct House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden, calling it “extreme politics” of the worst kind.

Another is those who would honor their oath by upholding the US Constitution:

On Tuesday’s broadcast of “CNN Primetime,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) refused to say whether or not New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) can use a public health emergency declaration to unilaterally change the state’s gun laws, but said “mayors and our governors have the hardest job in the world right now when it comes to gun violence” because “an extremist United States Supreme Court” has prevented them from enacting good policies like completely banning carrying guns.

In contrast, Michelle Lujan Grisham is not an extremist, despite having committed a federal crime that it is important she be prosecuted for by depriving her constituents of their constitutional rights — or at least, she is no more an extremist than her Democrat colleagues, who will impose the same tyranny on a federal basis the moment they think they can pull it off without too much Lexington & Concord-style bloodshed.

On a tip from Wiggins.

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