GUNS: Retired Chicago Firefighter 1, armed robber 0 — permanently

https://bearingarms.com/camedwards/2021/11/08/retired-chicago-firefighter-fatally-shoots-would-be-armed-robber-n51826

Retired Chicago Firefighter Fatally Shoots Would-Be Armed Robber
By Cam Edwards | Nov 08, 2021 9:30 AM ET

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According to the Chicago Tribune, a 77-year old retired Chicago Fire Department captain was working in an open garage on Saturday afternoon when a vehicle pulled up on the alleyway fronting the garage.

An assailant got out of the vehicle, pulled out a gun and demanded the man’s property.

The 77-year-old took out his own gun and shot at the would-be robber, hitting him in the head and chest, police said. The robber, whose identity was not released, died at the scene, police said.

The 77-year-old man was not injured.

Both guns were found at the scene, police said. The 77-year-old man, who retired from the department about 15 years ago, has a valid firearm owners identification card and conceal carry license.

The man didn’t need a concealed carry license to possess a firearm in his garage, and it would have been nice for the Tribune to point that fact out to its readers, but at least we know the would-be victim was a legal gun owner. And the fact that the Tribune didn’t mention anything about the would-be robber having a FOID card or a concealed carry license in his possession is an indication that, just like the vast majority of Chicago’s violent crimes, this latest attack was carried out by someone who’s not legally possessing their gun.

As for the fact that the retired firefighter was attacked in broad daylight in his garage, the truth is that carjackers and armed robbers aren’t waiting for the sun to go down before they hit the streets. The website CWB Chicago says police are investigating several carjacking crews that have no qualms about committing their crimes while the sun is still shining.

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I’m a pro-life little L libertarian.  But the right of self-defense is so basic.  Seems like Chicago is closer to the Law of the Jungle than it should be.  But I’m glad that there’s one criminal less to plague the good guys.

Seems like Chicago should be encouraging concealed carry to even the sides between the citizens and criminals.

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GUNS: Intruder breaks into Tennessee home

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10107995/Intruder-breaks-home-forcing-mom-barricade-2-year-old-son-bathroom.html

Terrifying moment deranged intruder breaks into Tennessee home and forces panicked mom to barricade herself and 2-year-old son in bathroom

  • Keane Winchester, 26, and her son, 2, were at home in Tennessee when an intruder came banging on the door and yelling ‘help’ 
  • Winchester grabbed her child and hid in upstairs bathroom 
  • Intruder tried to use his fists to break into the house, then grabbed a log and deployed it to break a window and climb inside 
  • Winchester called the police, who arrived 10 minutes later and arrest the man 

By SNEJANA FARBEROV FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 12:03 EDT, 19 October 2021 | UPDATED: 12:27 EDT, 19 October 2021

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A Tennessee mother has shared a chilling surveillance video showing a deranged stranger breaking into her home in broad daylight and forcing her to lock herself and her terrified toddler son in the bathroom until police came to the rescue. 

Keane Winchester, 26, a married mom-of-one from Lake County, says she was spending time with her two-year-old son last Thursday when she heard someone banging on her door and a male voice yelling ‘help.’

Winchester said at first she was not sure what was happening, but then she heard the intruder punching her door and windows, she told WBBJ. 

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“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

I think that this lady should have had a “tool” to dispose of this threat.  Personally, an AR15 would be excellent choice (i.e., low recoils; high stopping power; highly accurate; multiple rounds available).

As a pro-life little L libertarian, I am not for killing anyone but in “self-defense” that’s a whole different situation.

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GUNS: Officer’s Murder In TX with criminal with a full auto weapon

https://bearingarms.com/tomknighton/2021/10/13/gun-control-15-n50869

Officer’s Murder In TX Undermines Gun Control Arguments
By Tom Knighton | Oct 13, 2021 2:30 PM ET

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In the United States, no firearm is as tightly controlled as machine guns. You have to get permission from law enforcement to buy one, then you pay a special tax, all to get a fully automatic weapon. It’s everything the gun control crowd could want. Especially since people can’t buy anything made after the 1987 machine gun ban, thus making the surviving weapons extremely expensive.

Based on the arguments of anti-Second Amendment types, this should mean no one is ever killed by a machine gun.

And yet, a Houston police officer was killed with one earlier this year, as the officer’s bodycam footage makes clear.

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What these people tend to forget is that criminals are ingenious.

More specifically, some criminals are ingenious. They will find all sorts of ways to do illegal things no matter what you throw up to stop them. We now have to sign in order to get certain allergy meds because some used the stuff to make meth, but since the rule went into effect, meth manufacturing has chugged along just fine, simply shifting to a different ingredient.

Guns are no different.

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I like to say that USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika) has the finest light infantry in the world. Our drug gangs and others have enough munitions to resist an invasion for decades.

Remember: “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” — apocryphal unsourced quote attributed to Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

So to the “crime” problem will NEVER be solved.

Look at NYC with no bail and no insane asylums.  How’s that working out for us?

And look at the “lab experiment” in the Pepuls Republik of Kaliforkneeah, where the streets are covered in human (synonym for excrement) and drug stores are closing due to shoplifting on steroids.

Argh!

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GUNS: RKBA doesn’t apply in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerk

https://bearingarms.com/tomknighton/2021/07/01/scotus-gun-case-n47251

Why New York Gun Case Before SCOTUS Really Matters
By Tom Knighton | Jul 01, 2021 10:30 AM ET

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Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure a few actually do. The thing is, it shouldn’t matter. Our right to keep and bear arms isn’t to be infringed. Requiring someone to show a need or else they can’t bear arms sure as hell sounds like infringement to me.

Luckily, this case is before the Supreme Court. Many think we’ll see constitutional carry handed down by the Court. I’m more skeptical. I think we’ll definitely see the end of requirements like this. We might even see the Courts rule that shall issue is the most states can do.

Regardless, the case matters because I can’t imagine how many others got death threats but were told by the state of New York that their lives just aren’t a good enough reason to be permitted to carry a gun.

More importantly, how many of them died because they couldn’t?

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… or in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee either.

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GUNS: Enforce the “fellow in possession” federal law

https://bearingarms.com/camedwards/2021/06/28/wapo-gives-biden-four-pinocchios-over-cannon-claim-n47128

WaPo Gives Biden Four Pinocchio’s Over Cannon Claim
Cam EdwardsJun 28, 2021 9:30 AM ET

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You know a Democratic politician messed up when even the Washington Post fact-checkers can’t cover for them. Such is the case with Joe Biden’s big talk about gun control and violent crime last week, which veered wildly off the rails when Sleepy Joe started mumbling about the early days of the Republic and how the Second Amendment limited those who could exercise their right to keep and bear arms and what type of arms were protected.

“You couldn’t own a cannon,” proclaimed the president, even though Politifact rated that claim as “false” when Biden made similar comments on the campaign trail in 2020. Now the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler is taking a stab at the the claim, and he too says that Biden’s still wrong.

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If Biden was serious about crime, he’d enforce the “fellow in possession” federal law.

Argh!

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GUNS: Didn’t the Afghan irregulars defeat the USSR and the USA?

https://nypost.com/2021/06/23/is-no-one-going-to-mention-how-confusing-and-out-of-it-joe-biden-was/

OPINION
EDITORIAL
Is no one going to mention how confusing and out of it Biden was?
By Post Editorial Board
June 23, 2021 | 6:40pm | Updated

  • Biden unveils crime reduction strategy, targets gun rights

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President Biden’s topic was one of utmost importance Wednesday — crime and gun violence. But you wouldn’t know it from the way he spoke.

He slurred his words. He called the ATF “the AFT.” At one point, he talked about the history of the Second Amendment and “the blood of patriots” before concluding that someone would need nuclear weapons to take down the government. If you weren’t confused, you were horrified.

Biden was obviously tired, speaking in barely a monotone. He couldn’t pronounce “cognitive.”

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As I said on Facebook, Biden and his speech writes are ignoring the Afghan irregulars, who armed with late 1890’s and early 1900’s weapons, fought the USSR and the USA to defeat.

Imagine what would happen in the USA where ⅓ of the population is armed with modern weapons, the hunters are even more dangerous, and our “drug gangs” have to be the finest light infantry in the world. (And “light” maybe a miss categorization.)

Argh!

The arrogance of politicians and bureaucrats!

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GUNS: Collectivism is basically totalitarianism disguised as humanitarianism

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/brandon-smith-real-reasons-why-california-leftists-are-terrified-ar-15?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29

Brandon Smith: The Real Reasons Why California Leftists Are Terrified Of The AR-15
BY TYLER DURDEN
FRIDAY, JUN 11, 2021 – 10:20 PM

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We also cannot ignore the fact that leftists have an insatiable appetite for collectivism, usually in the name of the “greater good”. Collectivism is basically totalitarianism disguised as humanitarianism. They know what’s best for you, and they are going to make sure you follow THEIR plan for your life.

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Imagine if the Jews has guns, could the Nazi’s loaded them on trains to their torture and death?

And, why is the first thing a totalitarian regime do is to disarm “We, The Sheeple”?

We can’t even count the number of deaths attributable to the various genocides; best we can do is estimate the number of millions.

Sorry, “from my cold, dead hands” just means, that they may kill me, but I’m not going to make it easy for them.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Now is the time to #resist.  Here’s Churchil on the subject of when to start:

“…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
 — Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.)

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GUNS: Biden will ignore the Second Amendment?

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/546941-biden-expected-to-announce-executive-action-on-guns-thursday

Biden expected to announce executive action on guns
BY BRETT SAMUELS AND ALEX GANGITANO – 04/07/21 01:04 PM EDT

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Advocacy groups, including Brady, Giffords, Everytown and parents of victims of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, have met with Domestic Policy Council Director Susan Rice and Biden adviser Cedric Richmond in recent weeks.Anti-gun violence advocates, including some who attended meetings with Biden officials, told The Hill in February that, through executive order, Biden could eliminate ghost guns by defining what constitutes a gun.

The term ghost guns refers to guns available for purchase, typically without a background check or a serial number, that are not fully finished or may have a missing part.

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It’s clear to me that the Federal Gooferment is prohibited by the Second Amendment from any action to restrict gun rights.

Everything they do is unconstitutional.

And thus null and void.

The Dead Old White Guys must be rolling over.

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GUNS: Hunter Biden’s felony for lying on background check

https://www.wnd.com/2021/03/hunter-bidens-latest-possible-felony-lying-background-check/

Hunter Biden’s latest: Possible felony for lying on background check
Answered ‘no’ to question about drug use on gun application
By WND Staff
Published March 25, 2021 at 7:14pm

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The question on the background check form was, “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?

Politico reported Biden answered in the negative on the form in October 2018.

“Lying on the form is a felony, though prosecutions for it are exceedingly rare,” Politico noted.

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Of course, if I did it, it wouldn’t be “exceedingly rare”.  I’ve seen men taken away from gun stores in cuffs for their “forms”.

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GUNS: Interesting technical mistake in a gun case

https://onlygunsandmoney.com/2021/03/14/an-honest-to-god-straw-purchase-prosecution.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NoLawyers-OnlyGunsAndMoney+%28No+Lawyers+-+Only+Guns+and+Money%29

An Honest To God Straw Purchase Prosecution
March 14, 2021 by John Richardson 0 Comments

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After reading the actual indictment, the firearms purchased by Smith were all semi-auto pistols. There were four Glocks, a Walther, a Taurus, and a Smith & Wesson. Notably, one was listed as a “Glock G42 .390 caliber pistol.” I can’t say I’m surprised that no one caught that little error.

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Can’t expect bureaucrats to be accurate or know anything?

Wonder if that’s enough to get the case tossed?

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GUN: “Open Carry” just makes the armed citizen a priority target

https://bearingarms.com/camedwards/2021/03/14/attorney-claims-open-carry-unconstitutional-n42108

Say What? Attorney Claims Open Carry Is Unconstitutional
By Cam Edwards | Mar 14, 2021 12:30 PM ET

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“For those of us in fire self-defense training circles, all you’re doing by open carrying is identifying to the potential attacker who he needs to take out first.”

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The politicians and bureaucrats have no common sense when it comes to guns.

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GUNS: Montana Colleges Scramble To Adjust To Constitutional Carry – Bearing Arms

And it requires the Montana University System to drop its restrictions on campus carry by June 1.

Montana Colleges Scramble To Adjust To Constitutional Carry – Bearing Arms

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Constitutional carry is long overdue back in the USA.

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GUNS: Is Philly DA Playing Politics With Trump-Supporting Veterans?

Was it reasonable for Macias to believe his license to carry in Virginia was going to be recognized in Pennsylvania? Maybe, though if he’d been paying attention to Second Amendment issues in the state he would been aware that in 2018 Pennsylvania’s AG revoked the state’s reciprocity agreement with Virginia.

Source: Is Philly DA Playing Politics With Trump-Supporting Veterans?

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If my drivers’ “license” is reciprocal, why isn’t my concealed carry?

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NEWJERSEY: New Jersey Sued Over Carry Laws – Bearing Arms – 2A lawsuit

In the lawsuit, which can be read here, both Stanley Bennett and Michael Hucker lay out the steps that they took in order to try to get a carry license, including having to provide multiple character references who were willing to be interviewed by local police.That provision alone should be enough to get New Jersey’s law tossed as unconstitutional, in my opinion, but the suit details further infringements on the right to bear arms stemming from the state’s “justifiable need” requirement.

Source: New Jersey Sued Over Carry Laws – Bearing Arms – 2A lawsuit

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There is no “Second Amendment” in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee.

As well as a lot of other “rights” here.

Argh!

When will the “We, The Sheeple” revolt?

When they start loading the trains for the camps?

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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GUNS: NJ Man Charged For Illegal Suppressors … …

https://bearingarms.com/came/2020/10/22/nj-man-charged-illegal-suppressors/

NJ Man Charged For Illegal Suppressors That He Tried To Turn In To Police
Posted at 9:00 am on October 22, 2020 by Cam Edwards

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Musella’s press release truly makes it sound like Moran was some sort of international smuggler of silencers, instead of a guy who voluntarily alerted police to the suppressors that arrived on his doorstep. The fact that Musella’s press release doesn’t even mention Moran’s cooperation with police is disturbing, but not nearly as troubling as Moran’s arrest for trying to follow the law in the first place.
 
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Wonder if @governorphilmurphy will intervene?

Doubt it!

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GUNS: The “incorporation doctrine” is the camel’s nose

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2020/10/04/federal-courts-fail-again-in-washington-gun-case/

Federal Courts Fail Again in Washington Gun Case
By: Mike Maharrey|Published on: Oct 4, 2020|Categories: 2nd Amendment, Court Cases, Incorporation Doctrine

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The judge’s opinion notwithstanding, the federal government has no constitutional authority to place any restrictions on firearms. The Constitution does not delegate any firearm regulating authority to the feds, and the Second Amendment slams the door on any regulation on firearms within the scope of other constitutionally delegated powers such as regulation of commerce. “Shall not infringe” does not come with an asterisk. No terms and conditions apply. The Second Amendment absolutely prohibits any federal infringement on the right to keep and bear arms.

But this should have never been a federal case to begin with. It should have been decided in state court under the Washington state constitution. Section 24 of the state constitution restricts state regulation of firearms.

“SECTION 24 RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.”

So why did it end up in federal court? Because of the bastardization of the 14th Amendment known as the “incorporation doctrine.”

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Everything becomes a Federal case.

Both the Section 24 of the state constitution and the Second Amendment should have protected the citizens’ right to “keep and bear arms”.

But it’s unfashionable today to have an armed citizenry.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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GUNS: CA Sheriff Took The Fifth In Grand Jury Probe Over Carry Permits

Sheriff Smith is ultimately the sole person with the authority to approve concealed carry applications in Santa Clara County. It’s not unreasonable for the average person to wonder if Sheriff Smith had any involvement in the pay-to-carry scheme, given that third party committees supporting her re-election campaign were the primary beneficiaries of the bribes. Invoking the Fifth Amendment may have been sound legal advice in a court of law, but in the court of public opinion, it’s sure to raise even more questions than the ones she’s so far refused to answer.

Source: CA Sheriff Took The Fifth In Grand Jury Probe Over Carry Permits

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Sure seems like there are different rules for those “politically connected”?

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GUNS: THE RIGHT TO BUY WEAPONS IS THE RIGHT TO BE FREE

Having not read The Weapon Shops of Isher in some years and unable to find my old paperback copy I ordered a replacement from Amazon. So there it was, on the first page, in the prologue:

THE RIGHT TO BUY WEAPONS IS THE RIGHT TO BE FREE

People have understood this for generations, it took a lot of efforts (yes, I put that plural on purpose) by anti-immigrant bigots, people seeking favor with protection racketeers, racists, fascists, and fake liberals to reach the current level of hostility to the right to bear arms our so-called betters keep trying to keep stirred up

Source: Letters to the Editor

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Seems absolutely correct to me!

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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GUNSTeens beat a 15-year-old girl before stealing her sneakers and phone

Authorities have released surveillance footage of several young boys attacking a 15-year-old girl in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. They also stole her shoes and phone.

Source: Teens beat a 15-year-old girl before stealing her sneakers and phone

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That’s why the Dead Old White Guys wanted folks to have guns.

Let’s imagine we are not in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, os as in this case the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerk, and this young woman was “packing heat”.   Say a “small 380” like a RUGER – LCP II with 7 in the magazine.  OK, rerun the incident.  The mob of 20 chase her, she stops, pulls out her gun, and takes a firing stance.  Who’s going to be first to rush her?  No one ever wants to be down range of a crazy woman with a gun; let alone one who’s in fear for her life!  True, she only has seven shots. But I assume she’ll have extra mags. I bet the “mob” will beat feet for safer targets.  And so what if she “puts down a few animals”?  I’m pro-choice and pro-life, but the RKBA means the right to be secure in your person.  Aggressors have no rights.

I’m firmly convince this would have be  another in yet a long list of DGUs (Defensive Gun Use) incidents where no shots are fires and the threat disappears.

Bernie Goetz all over again. Mugged once; armed the next time.

“God made men and women; Sam colt made them equal.” — Unknown

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GUNS: New Jersey State Constitution seems to permit “constitutional carry”

“All persons are by nature free and independent, and have certain natural and unalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and of pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.”

Source: New Jersey State Constitution

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Following the advice of Brion McClanahan (i.e.,  “Think Locally Act Locally”, I actually looked for an equivalent to the Second Amendment, but found some support for the RKBA.

Wonder why we don’t have Constitutional Carry?

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GUNS: The palladium right that will lead to secession

http://jimbovard.com/blog/2020/02/03/gun-seizures-could-lead-to-civil-war/?fbclid=IwAR15zjJ-YIVvLQX15Jx3H6h2fG0EjioRczYG-9evxhp5YrqhwhaYc73y8mU

Gun Seizures Could Lead to Civil War
by James Bovard

February 3, 2020

“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15,” declared “Beto” O’Rourke at a Democratic party presidential candidate debate in September. Compelling Americans to surrender their so-called assault weapons is “the newest purity test” for Democratic presidential candidates, according to the Washington Post. O’Rourke and other Democratic presidential candidates, including Cory Booker, Kristin Gillibrand, and Bill de Blasio (now withdrawn from the race, as are Gillibrand and O’Rourke) have all endorsed mandatory buy-backs of assault weapons. Though such proposals are momentarily politically profitable, they could start a cascade of public-policy dominoes that ends in civil war.

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As much as I deplore violence and, as a pro-lifer, the deaths that will come from another “civil war”, certain rights are worth fighting for.

The RIGHT to keep and bear arms, enshrined in the Constitution, is all that keeps the Gooferment in check.

Classic example is the trains loaded for the Nazi death camps were preceded by the disarming the sheep by the Weimar “republic”. “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

For all those, who say “We, The Sheeple” can not stand up to the Gooferment in an armed rebellion, I point to Afghanistan where the locals armed with 1900’s vintage rifles defeated the English, Russians, and the USA. When you’re fighting for the “homeland” and you can blend in with the local population, that represents a new generation of asymmetrical warfare. Conventional generals fighting the last war can’t possibly win.

While I pray for the peaceful separation of the USA, just like the USSR, I KNOW that any attempt to disarm “We, The Sheeple” will result in bloodshed.

“From my cold dead hands” is more than a bumpersticker. But it does summarize how gun owners and patriots feel. “Give me liberty or give me death.”

Remember Churchill’s quote: “…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” -Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.

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GUNS: The Meaning Behind Molon Labe, a Favored Gun Rights Slogan 

Molon Labe (or ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ) is a classical Greek phrase meaning “come and take [them],” attributed to King Leonidas of Sparta as a defiant response to the demand that his soldiers lay down their weapons. Gun-rights advocates have adopted the phrase as a challenge to perceived attempts by the government to confiscate firearms.

Source: The Meaning Behind Molon Labe, a Favored Gun Rights Slogan of Oregon Sheriff John Hanlin

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Μολὼν λαβέ

“You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” — apocryphal unsourced quote attributed to Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

So too, when the Gooferment sends men to disarm the militia.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The politicians and bureaucrats, who think it can be done with the stoke of a pen, will find it can’t be done.

Look at New Zealand, gun owners just ignored the law.

The essence of any resistance is just non-cooperation.

If gun owners just refuse to cooperate with their own destruction, it will end quietly.

Can’t load the trains to the concentration camps if “We, The Sheeple” don’t comply.

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GUNS: A modest suggestion to DJT45 mailed this morning

2019-Jul-11

President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Re: A suggestion about “gun violence”

Dear Mr. President:

May I respectfully suggest one action that you can take immediately to cut down on crime and gun violence?

Ask the Attorney General to survey all the Deputy Attorney Generals each month and report how many “Felon In Possession” convictions each one has “concluded”. Every month, “invite” the lowest performer to personally come and explain to you why they are on the bottom of the list. If you don’t like what you hear or the same individual shows up again, then thank them for their service and accept their resignation. Very simple. Very efficient. And, I believe very effective. As a business executive, you know that no one will want to face the boss under those types of conditions.

Now I am just a retired IT executive, who’s an NRA and GOA member, and I believe that all responsible gun owners would cheer that someone is doing something about the “problem” that focus on the criminals. And, since those criminals are “street smart”, I believe they will suddenly pay attention to not to be “in possession”.

Yes, I voted for you in the last election on the hope you’d get the US out of Afghanistan. Next election, it looks to me that Tulsi Gabbard might be my choice to make peace. Maybe she should be your running mate?

Respectfully
Ferdinand J. Reinke

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GUNS: “Red Flag” — no due process AND no penalty for malicious use

2019-Mar-31

https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2019/03/29/colorado-senate-passes-red-flag-bill/

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Look, the problem with red flag laws is simple to understand. One is that there’s no real due process involved. Someone says, “Bill is a threat to himself or others” and a judge simply says, “Alrighty, then,” signs a piece of paper, and now Bill loses his guns. He had no opportunity to respond. Bill didn’t get to tell the judge that Sally just said that because she thinks all gun owners are dangerous. He doesn’t get to reply that she misunderstood something he said. He doesn’t get to explain that she’s just angry at him because of political disagreements between the two.

Bill doesn’t get to say anything until after the fact.

Imagine someone proposing something similar that would prevent someone from accessing the internet or voting without due process? The howls would be everywhere and for good reason.

But as has been noted before, the Second Amendment is a second-class right in far too many people’s minds. They believe it shouldn’t be afforded the same level of protection that other rights enjoy.

Another issue is that there’s absolutely no real punishment for those who use red flag laws maliciously. At best, it’s a slap on the wrist, but let’s understand that what we’re talking about here is a measure that will provide legalized swatting. The police will show up to take people’s guns. Those who use these laws to punish others are depriving folks of their civil liberties. That calls for stiff penalties.

Unfortunately, no one seems willing to put that in a bill.

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A good summary what is wrong with this latest “great idea”!

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GUNS: Spartacus should stick to something he knows

2019-Mar-30

https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2019/03/29/cory-booker-displays-profound-ignorance-gun-laws-town-hall/

Cory Booker Displays Profound Ignorance On Gun Laws In Town Hall
Posted at 8:30 am on March 29, 2019 by Tom Knighton

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Convicted criminals aren’t buying them even from face-to-face transfers from law-abiding citizens, either. Why? Because they don’t want a citizen to ID them. After all, what if the police find out that the gun was sold to Joe Smith, but Joe says he sold it to someone else? Joe is a law-abiding citizen, so the idea of the gun he sold being used in a crime is upsetting. Why yes, Officer, I can give you a description of the guy. In fact, I still have his cell phone number.

That’s bad news in Criminal Land.

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Three strikes and you’re out.

No one even pretended that “gun control” is anything but disarming the sheep so the wolves can run wild.

In https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130127/discuss/701279952/, the editors didn’t dispute the statement: “Background checks, no problem. Gun registration is a big problem. Every genocide in modern history has started with a gun registration, followed by confiscation, followed by genocide.” All they did was gripe that it was “plagiarized”.  Argh!  Guess every idea they print is unique?

Remember: “Registration, confiscation, genocide”.  

With the new “red flag” laws popping up all over, we now into step #2.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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