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Category: Guns

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
Apr 09 2021

Open Thread

All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party. - Mao Zedong
Apr 08 2021

Biden Attack on Second Amendment Begins

It begins. Everyone knew that once radicalized Democrats had control of both the White House and Congress, it would be open season on the Second Amendment. The agenda of the far left has always required a populace that cannot fight back. Characteristically, Biden began the attack with a flurry of six executive orders prepared by his handlers.

The first two decrees target so-called “ghost guns” that can be assembled at home and braces that allegedly turn pistols into short-barreled rifles.

The third calls for the Injustice Department to produce “red flag” legislation to serve as a model for Congress, spurring it to pass a law that will allow people to revoke each other’s Second Amendment rights by denouncing them as dangerous.

The Blaze picks it up from there:

The fourth and fifth actions, respectively, outline investments in “community violence interventions” and direct the DOJ to publish an annual report on firearms trafficking.

Lastly, for the sixth action, Biden announced his intention to nominate David Chipman, a gun reform advocate, to serve as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, a key agency in gun law enforcement.

These incremental measures are only the first volley. Biden has already read from his teleprompter that he will ban “assault weapons” (whatever those may be defined to be), launch a gun “buyback” program, and impose more onerous background check restrictions.

If Democrats do not encounter sufficient resistance, they will push further. They will ban all modern handguns via magazine capacity restrictions. They will loot the firearms industry out of existence by declaring manufacturers and retailers liable for crimes committed with their products.

They won’t stop infringing until we are left to defend ourselves with kitchen utensils. Then they will come after the kitchen utensils.

Meanwhile, the criminals Democrats enable by hamstringing police and abolishing bail will remain armed to the teeth.

Still no word on when Hunter Biden will be prosecuted for committing a felony gun crime by lying on a Firearms Transaction Record.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

Mar 28 2021

Open Thread

If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them... 'Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in,' I would have done it. - Dianne Feinstein
Mar 26 2021

Hunter Biden Gun Felony

Even after Biden showcased his dementia at the farcical press conference yesterday, one person is still glad he is president — namely, his son Hunter, who might otherwise be in prison.

In October 2018, Hunter Biden was indulging in an unseemly relationship with his brother’s widow Hallie. She took a .38 revolver from his truck and threw it in the trash behind a Wilmington grocery store. Police investigated, since this was across from a school, and the gun might be misused.

Then the Deep State got involved.

Since the election is over, Twitter and Facebook don’t need to suppress the story. It is even reported in Politico:

Secret Service agents approached the owner of the store where Hunter bought the gun and asked to take the paperwork involving the sale…

The gun store owner refused to supply the paperwork, suspecting that the Secret Service officers wanted to hide Hunter’s ownership of the missing gun in case it were to be involved in a crime…

The owner then appropriately turned over the paperwork to the ATF.

The Bidens were not under Secret Service protection at the time. At least, not formally.

A guy who had been scavenging for recyclables later turned in the gun. There were no charges. Maybe there should have been:

POLITICO obtained copies of the Firearms Transaction Record and a receipt for the gun dated Oct. 12, 2018.

Hunter responded “no” to a question on the transaction record that asks, “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” Five years earlier, he had been discharged from the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine, and he and family members have spoken about his history of drug use.

Since then, Hunter’s drug-oriented lifestyle has been photographically documented thanks to his loose laptop.

Lying on the form is a felony…

Prosecutions are unusual. But Hunter is already under investigation, having been the subject of multiple criminal probes. If they could get Al Capone for tax evasion…

As noted at Breitbart,

The news comes as Democrats begin to vehemently pursue gun control measures, with President Biden pushing Congress to act on H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 and calling for an “assault weapons” ban…

However, gun laws only apply to law-abiding citizens, not to Joe Biden’s son and business partner.

On a tip from FighttheBeast.

Mar 25 2021

Open Thread

Crime is a human behavior problem, not a mechanical problem. Furthermore, if firearms were not very useful for self-defense, then police wouldn't carry them. In a free country, if the government can go armed, so should the citizens, if they so choose. - Charley Reese
Mar 23 2021

Democrats Instantly Exploit Boulder to Push Gun Grab

It is particularly bad news that the maniac who killed 10 people at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder yesterday does not fit the preferred white male oppressor profile. His name is Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, age 21.

This compounds the tragedy because every terrible event is exploited by the Democrats who run the government/media to advance their pernicious agenda. In contrast to the Atlanta violence, they can’t use this to expand cultural Marxism by pretending white supremacists are killing Asians. So they will use it for something worse: an attack on our fundamental right to defend ourselves.

The Blaze reports on Democrats’ unseemly eagerness:

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), one of the staunchest gun control advocates in Congress, said America must use the Boulder atrocity to take its stand against gun violence. …

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), meanwhile, promised that lawmakers would advance gun control measures in the wake of the Boulder massacre. …

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), lamenting the latest mass tragedy, said gun reform is the only adequate response.

Let’s not forget Queen Nancy Pelosi, who croaks,

“Action is needed now to prevent this scourge from continuing to ravage our communities.”

Democrats don’t like it that we peasants have the independence afforded by cars. If pricing them out of our reach by mandating electric vehicles doesn’t do the trick, maybe they will propose banning them outright. Every time there is a pileup on the highway, they will squawk about the immediate action needed to prevent our imperiled communities from being ravaged.

Public support for gun control is not high. But then, public support for opening the border is not high either. That hasn’t stopped Democrats.

Anyone motivated to go on a shooting spree will acquire a gun, legally or otherwise. There are close to half a billion guns in the USA, and close to 9 billion rounds of ammunition. Even if Democrats become powerful enough to implement the door-to-door searches they no doubt fantasize about, guns and ammo will always be available on the black market.

A single armed law-abiding citizen might have cut short the bloodbath before so many were killed. Democrats want a world where Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa and Robert Aaron Long have guns but we don’t. That will make us more likely to cling to the skirts of Big Government for protection.

Democrat gun-grabbers hardly waited for the bodies to stop twitching, much less for an investigation to determine what happened and why, but it appears the cause of the bloodshed was the same in Boulder as in Atlanta; to wit, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa is crazy as an outhouse rat and should have been locked up in a mental asylum. He reportedly believes that “racist Islamophobic people” have been hacking his phone. Given our limited information, paranoid schizophrenia is the most likely diagnosis.

However, the actual cause of the violence is not something Democrats are likely to discuss, because that would not advance their agenda.

Meanwhile, someone went berserk at a hookah lounge in Detroit, wounding eight, leaving three in critical condition. But this is not big news because a knife was used instead of a gun, and Democrats do not want to confiscate our knives — yet.

On tips from Varla and Bluto.

Mar 16 2021

HR8 Gun Control Arguments Debunked in 3 Minutes

HR8 is not the most alarming attack on the Second Amendment to emerge from Congress recently (that would be the brazenly tyrannical HR127), but it incrementally erodes what is arguably our most indispensable right, while serving no constructive purpose, since it pertains only to law-abiding citizens, not criminals. Esteemed countermoonbat Rep Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) tears it apart in 3 minutes:

On a tip from ABC of the ANC. Hat tip: Louder With Crowder.

Mar 16 2021

Open Thread

Banning guns is an idea whose time has come. - Joe Biden
Mar 13 2021

Why a Rattlesnake?

Leftists believe themselves to be in the mop-up phase. They have achieved nearly total control of the media, the public schools, the universities, the major corporations, Big Tech, and now the federal government. As the $1.9 trillion spending blowout makes clear, they are not holding back. They plan to implement their neo-Marxist social justice agenda in its entirety.

This will require disarming the American population. To this end, a variety of bills attacking our constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms have already emerged in the House of Representatives, including HR8, HR1446, and the truly alarming HR127.

Follow the links above for details. There isn’t space to go into the specifics of these bills here. We all know where this is heading: door to door firearms confiscation, as you can expect in a country that has succumbed to authoritarianism.

Even more than reducing elections to charades, firearms confiscation is the key step in the leftist consolidation of power.

We already know that our Democrat rulers hate us. Once they have disarmed us, they can do whatever they want to us. Refer to the fate of dissidents and other disfavored groups in Soviet Russia or the Third Reich for details.

The disarmament will be difficult, if there enough patriots like Reid Henrichs out there. Here he explains why the Gadsden flag features a rattlesnake:

On a tip from Troy H.

Mar 11 2021

The World’s a Dangerous Place

The apparent murder of Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old London woman, has provided moonbats with a pretext to indulge in sexist bigotry directed at the male gender. Jennifer Helen Jones (aka Baroness Jones) of the Green Party even declared before the House of Lords that there should be a 6 pm curfew for all men.

Countermoonbats are likely to take the tragedy as confirmation that law-abiding citizens must be allowed to defend themselves with firearms or at the very least pepper spray, particularly in a world where law and order are in decline due to liberal policies and general moral decay.

Paul Joseph Watson reports from the UK:

A Metropolitan Police officer has been arrested for Sarah Everard’s murder. This emphasizes that self-defense is a fundamental right that cannot be denied at an individual level, no matter how vehemently progressives oppose the concept of individual rights.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

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