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Category: Guns

Jul 25 2021

Open Thread

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. - Noah Webster

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Jul 07 2021

Cuomo: Gun Rights Constitute “Emergency”

First, they created a massive upsurge in violent crime by egging on lawless mobs, undermining the police, and letting criminals run loose in the name of bail reform and Covid. If you can’t guess what comes next, you don’t know Democrats.

Via National Review:

At a presentation Tuesday, Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a “disaster emergency” on gun violence in New York and issued an executive order expediting funding to address the problem, which he called a new “epidemic.”

Coming out of authoritarians like Cuomo, the word “emergency” is as ominous as the term “door to door.” Given the tyranny Cuomo was able to inflict in the name of Covid (at the cost of thousands of lives), it is unsurprising to hear the word “epidemic” in the same context.

“Gun violence is a public health crisis, and we must treat it like one,” intones Cuomo. That means New Yorkers need to brace for a constitutional crisis.

Cuomo pledged $138 million of other people’s money to his new initiative to render New Yorkers defenseless in the face of the violate anarchy he has helped to create.

He praised the pernicious NAACP for attacking the Second Amendment by lobbying for laws intended to ruin gun manufacturers, an approach he plans to emulate by suing them over the misuse of their products. The same strategy might be used to abolish any disfavored industry; the auto industry had better keep the donation checks flowing to Democrats.

Then Cuomo proclaimed the police in need of reform. Echoing ultraleft antipolice rhetoric, he says “It’s time we reimagine” policing. Reimaging policing by replacing cops with social workers is not going to make the streets of NYC safer.

The city and state will remain in a tailspin until the terrible leadership personified by Cuomo is replaced. Fortunately, Cuomo’s tight grip on power could be slipping:

Cuomo’s political quagmires now include accusations that his administration fudged COVID nursing home death data, that he unlawfully appropriated state funds and resources for his multi million-dollar book deal, and that he sexually harassed staffers while in office.

Less fortunately, with sane people leaving the state in droves to escape lockdown lunacy, hyperregulation, stratospheric taxes, escalating violence, and maniacal leadership, the Democrat Death Spiral has taken firm hold. When Cuomo is finally pried out of power, his replacement may be even worse.

On tips from Varla and Wiggins.

Jun 27 2021

Why Democrats Want to Take Your Guns

Democrats know as well as everyone else that disarming law-abiding citizens will result in more violent crime, not less. Crime is not the reason they are eager to seize on any pretext to erode our Second Amendment liberties. The real reason is the same as for all authoritarians who seize guns once they have the power. Jesse Kelly spells it out: they want the freedom to hurt you if you don’t comply.

Crime isn’t the problem. China isn’t the problem. Iran isn’t the problem. You are the problem. But you will be less of a problem after they have rendered you defenseless.

On a tip from Anonymous.

Jun 24 2021

Open Thread

I simply cannot stand by and watch a right guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States come under attack from those who either can't understand it, don't like the sound of it, or find themselves too philosophically squeamish to see why it remains the first among equals: Because it is the right we turn to when all else fails. That's why the Second Amendment is America's first freedom. - Charlton Heston
Jun 15 2021

Open Thread

The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles. - Jeff Cooper
Jun 10 2021

Open Thread

No Kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. - James Burgh
Jun 07 2021

Open Thread

The National Guard fulfills the militia mentioned in the Second amendment. Citizens no longer need to protect the states or themselves. - Dianne Feinstein
Jun 01 2021

Second Amendment Denounced as Racist

That which leftists aim to destroy, they pretend is “racist.” Our fundamental, constitutionally guaranteed right of self-defense is in their crosshairs.

From a prominent mouthpiece of the ruling Democrat Party, CNN:

In “The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America,” Carol Anderson argues that the Second Amendment is not about guns — it’s about anti-Blackness. She says it “was designed and has consistently been constructed to keep African-Americans powerless and vulnerable.”

Everything everywhere has always centered on the sacred oppressedness of blacks. Anything past or present that does not advance Black Lives Matter ideology is “about anti-Blackness.” The morbid self-absorption of black supremacists encompasses all. There is not a piece of frozen detritus drifting across the far side of the galaxy that is not either woke or racist.

Carol Anderson is not merely a Person of Blackness, but Chairmoonbat of the African American Studies Department at Emory University, so it would be racist not to treat her pernicious and moronic opinions with reverence.

She says some early lawmakers who supported the Second Amendment were more worried about armed Blacks than British redcoats.

It is doubtful that she explains up to 700,000 Americans dying to end slavery, an institution that had existed throughout the world since before recorded history and that involved all racial groups, not just blacks.

Since leftists blot out anything that does not facilitate their ongoing power grab, she is also unlikely to have anything to say on this topic:

[T]he NRA has historically opposed laws that were virtually tailor made to deny African-Americans the right to keep and bear arms. Many gun control laws to this day stem from the KKK’s fear of armed and independent minorities.

These laws were imposed by the Democratic Party, which Anderson’s propaganda serves far more than it serves blacks.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

May 26 2021

Open Thread

Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. - George Washington
May 24 2021

Why Fort Smith, Arkansas Shooter Is Not Famous

A good guy with a gun is the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun. It can also be the only thing that stops a mass shooting from becoming a media extravaganza that the Democratic Party can exploit to infringe upon the right to bear arms. Fort Smith, Arkansas shooter Zachary Arnold would be infamous now if a law-abiding gun owner had not interrupted his killing spree.

He may drink $10 lavender vanilla lattes, but Colion Noir is on the mark as always when it comes to guns. As he observes, moonbats bark that their goal is to save lives, but the actual goal is the same as always: to secure more power for leftists, in this case by disarming the population.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

May 22 2021

Open Thread

Contemporary scholars have little explored the preconditions of genocide. Still less have they asked whether a society's weapons policy might be one of the institutional arrangements that contributes to the probability of its government engaging in some of the more extreme varieties of outrage. Though it is a long step between being disarmed and being murdered - one does not usually lead to the other - but it is nevertheless an arresting reality that not one of the principal genocides of the 20th century, and there have been dozens, has been inflicted on a population that was armed. - Daniel D. Polsby

Apr 19 2021

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
Apr 17 2021

Open Thread

The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjugated races to possess arms. - Adolf Hitler
Apr 10 2021

Open Thread

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas. - Joseph Stalin

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