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Peaceful Muslims, and how that is established.

May 25, 2017
This has been floating around, with a different twist or two… In any case when I was around eighteen I met a Major Charles See U.S.M.C. retired. He related the following to me one day while we were discussing a PLO attack. He said that he met Blackjack just after WWI.
 
He, (Black Jack Pershing) as a young Officer, had met some British Officers that related how they established control over Muhammadans that were doing what moslims do. This was in Colonial India I believe, but not really sure about that part.
 
With the assistance of Sikh, and Hindu allies they rounded up all of the local moslims. A Brit officer asked them who had committed the atrocity. (I believe it was a slaughter of some Sikh families a few nights before.)
 
And, as might be expected no person responded. Whereupon he had a “Rather shifty looking chap” Hog tied, so to speak, and? A coffin was brought out, as well as some number of swine… That coffin was different from most in that it had a lid on it.
 
He again asked who committed the slaughter, and again nobody answered. Where upon the tied up man was forced into the coffin. The lid was closed. A hog was hauled up squealing by it’s hind legs and placed over the coffins lid which had been removed.
It’s throat was slit, and this continued until the coffin was filled with blood, and the lid was re-secured.

The next day all of the followers of “the religion of peace” were again herded back to the town square. The coffin was opened, tipped over, and the mans body, and all of the swine blood dumped out onto the dirt. The British Officer again asked who had committed the atrocity. Two men and two older boys immediately bolted but were ran down by Sikhs, and Hindu men, and returned to the town square.

Each was (I am not sure how) subsequently drowned in swine blood. In that area..? The followers of mohammad were indeed peaceful. For many years…

AIRFUCKINGBORNE!

The choices of this civil war are painfully clear.

March 29, 2017

We can have a system of government based around the Constitution with democratically elected representatives. Or we can have one based on the ideological principles of the left in which all laws and processes, including elections and the Constitution, are fig leaves for enforcing social justice.

But we cannot have both.

Full Story Here

Socialism verses Capitalism

March 26, 2017

This is indeed a long read, but well worth the time, and should be a must read for every sixth grader in the nation.

Being a socialist is about being nice? Do you have a friend who claims to be a socialist? In the 20th century there have been numerous political systems, but in the latter half of the century there were only two survivors, Socialism and Capitalism. So we have at this time in the Western world, which for all practical purposes controls the world, two opposing political systems. (I have already previously stated that there is no basic difference between socialists and communists. There are, however, some very important factors relating to socialism of which you should be aware. Socialism will not work in a free market economy and, as a consequence it invariably deteriorates into a totalitarian state. Anyone wishing to argue that point is asked to point to one single instance where this was not the result).

Full Story at Molan Labe

Things one should always remember.

March 25, 2017

Originally printed back in 2009 on USACarry and attributed to one Drill Sergeant Sergeant First Class Joe Frick, the “Rules for the Gunfight” have been distilled up and down and converted into a variety of memes across the internet (which have been previously borrowed for this post).

In short, the rules are 28 entries long (not including the rules for unarmed combat) and cover a variety of items, almost all focusing on the preparedness and mindset of the combatant. For preparedness, one should have a gun (obviously) and have trained for combat under a variety of circumstances. For mindset, one should be prepared for the violence with plans (see Rule 12 & 13) and the ability to make quick decisions including aggressiveness through victory.

Of note, none of the rules focus on tactics other than my favorite rule, Rule #7: “In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.”

All the rules hold value today, though conventional wisdom may be moving away from a few (namely Rule 24), but most trainers are focusing on refining the rules and adding context for their implementation.

What is your favorite rule and why?

The full rules in their original form (courtesy of USACarry.com):

1. Forget about knives, bats and fists. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns. Bring four times the ammunition you think you could ever need.
2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammunition is cheap – life is expensive. If you shoot inside, buckshot is your friend. A new wall is cheap – funerals are expensive
3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.
4. If your shooting stance is good, you’re probably not moving fast enough or using cover correctly.
5. Move away from your attacker and go to cover. Distance is your friend. (Bulletproof cover and diagonal or lateral movement are preferred.)
6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a semi or full-automatic long gun and a friend with a long gun.
7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.
8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running. Yell “Fire!” Why “Fire”? Cops will come with the Fire Department, sirens often scare off the bad guys, or at least cause then to lose concentration and will…. and who is going to summon help if you yell “Intruder,” “Glock” or “Winchester?”
9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on “pucker factor” than the inherent accuracy of the gun.
10. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.
11. Always cheat, always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
12. Have a plan.
13. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won’t work. “No battle plan ever survives 10 seconds past first contact with an enemy.”
14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible, but remember, sheetrock walls and the like stop nothing but your pulse when bullets tear through them.
15. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
16. Don’t drop your guard.
17. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees. Practice reloading one-handed and off-hand shooting. That’s how you live if hit in your “good” side.
18. Watch their hands. Hands kill. Smiles, frowns and other facial expressions don’t (In God we trust. Everyone else keep your hands where I can see them.)
19. Decide NOW to always be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.
20. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.
21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet if necessary, because they may want to kill you.
22. Be courteous to everyone, overly friendly to no one.
23. Your number one option for personal security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.
24. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with anything smaller than “4”.
25. Use a gun that works EVERY TIME. “All skill is in vain when an Angel blows the powder from the flintlock of your musket.” At a practice session, throw you gun into the mud, then make sure it still works. You can clean it later.
26. Practice shooting in the dark, with someone shouting at you, when out of breath, etc.
27. Redardless of whether justified of not, you will feel sad about killing another human being. It is better to be sad than to be room temperature.
28. The only thing you EVER say afterwards is, “He said he was going to kill me. I believed him. I’m sorry, Officer, but I’m very upset now. I can’t say anything more. Please speak with my attorney.”

Finally, Drill Sergeant Frick’s Rules For Un-armed Combat.

1: Never be unarmed.
2: If you have your hands, your feet, your mind and your Spirit as an American Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine or Coastie, you are never unarmed.

SOURCE

Call them what they are: Supporters of carnage.

February 23, 2017

For the Wyoming Senate — which holds itself out to be amoungst the most pro-gun legislative bodies in the country –- to crush these bills would be outrageous.

HB 136, HB 137

The following Senators, in particular, need to hear from you before they vote on these bills. Please contact Senators
:

>>>  Affie Ellis, Affie.Ellis@wyoleg.gov, (307) 287-9095

>>>  Bruce Burns, Bruce.Burns@wyoleg.gov, (307) 672-6491

>>>  Bill Landen, Bill.Landen@wyoleg.gov, (307) 237-4067

>>>  Stephan Pappas, Stephan.Pappas@wyoleg.gov, (307)      630-7180

>>>  Michael Von Flatern, Michael.VonFlatern@wyoleg.gov,      (307) 680-4744

>>>  Dave Kinskey, Dave.Kinskey@wyoleg.gov, (307)      751-6428

>>>  Jeff Wasserburger, Jeff.Wasserburger@wyoleg.gov,      (307) 680-2943

>>>  Drew Perkins, Drew.Perkins@wyoleg.gov, (307)      315-6177

>>>  Tara Nethercott, Tara.Nethercott@wyoleg.gov, (307)      399-7696

>>>  Glenn Moniz, glenn.moniz@wyoleg.gov, (307) 760-1116

>>>  James Anderson, jameslee.anderson@wyoleg.gov, (307)      267-5775

>>>  Fred Baldwin, Fred.Baldwin@wyoleg.gov, (307)      877-3687

>>>  Dan Dockstader, Dan.Dockstader@wyoleg.gov, (307)      885-9705

>>>  Ray Peterson, Ray.Peterson@wyoleg.gov, (307)      548-6405

Remember, the Senate has killed gun bills for five years!

Five years of obstruction, while state after state has passed pro-gun bills.

No amendments, no excuses, period!

Wyoming Gun Owners

Wyoming Gun Owners end free fire zones now!

February 21, 2017

Last week both HB136 “Campus Carry” and HB137 “Repeal Gun Free Zones” made it past the Senate Judiciary committee, and must now face a full vote on the Senate floor.

Inside sources say the vote may happen as early as TOMORROW.

We’ve known from the start that this is where we would run into the most trouble.

Remember, the liberal media has been claiming these bills will die in the Senate because our Wyoming Senators haven’t moved a single gun bill here in Wyoming in five years.

Clearly, we’re moving forward having seen these bills moved through the House committee, the full House, and now the Senate committee.

But with session ending soon, we have no time to lose.

The capitol is packed with anti-gun organizations and lobbyists all bent on convincing our Senators that these bills are “too extreme.”

There are legislators in Cheyenne who’ve watered-down and manipulated good gun bills for years, who are working to undermine these bills as we speak.

As a reminder, HB 136 would allow for Campus Carry here in Wyoming, for those who possess a permit to do so.

HB 137 would simply lift the ban on carrying in government buildings where you and I pay property taxes, register vehicles, get registered to vote, and attend to county government business.

Both of these bills would repeal sections of Wyoming’s deadly “Gun Free Zones.”

We all understand that violent predators prefer “Gun Free Zones” like the ones we have here in Wyoming because the people in them are defenseless.

That’s why we can’t afford another year of rolling the dice and taking a chance with these dangerous “Gun Free Zones.”

We don’t want a mass shooting tragedy like we’ve seen in Florida or South Carolina.

If we don’t get past the Senate in the next few weeks, we’ll have to wait and start over again next year.

This will only expose us that much longer to mass attacks in Wyoming’s “Gun Free Zones.”

Please contact your Senator immediately, and tell him to support HB136 and HB137 and to oppose any weakening amendments!

If you’re not sure who your Senator is, please click here to find out.

>>>  Then email them.

>>>  Then send them a message via Facebook.

>>>  Then give them a call at (866)-996-8683. You’ll be      connected based on your address.

We need you to take all three actions as soon as possible. Leaving a message should only take 90 seconds.

We’re so close.

It’s critical that we ramp up the pressure as HB 136 and HB 137 head for a vote on the Senate floor.

Please reach out to them right now!

Brought to you by Wyoming Gun Owners

Free Fire Zones, and the people of Wyoming

January 23, 2017

So called gun free zones are nothing more than free fire zones for maniacs, and social miscreants. I have yet another take on the subject. That being that if you support these overtly dangerous laws that you in fact enjoy death and destruction. If not in a sociopathic manner then because they further you own agenda feeding your mental illness. That being Hoplophobia at best, and tyranny through the color of law at worst.

We, the people of Wyoming need to tell those that write our laws that we refuse to be left to be slaughtered, including our neighbors, and children.

You’ve got two days!

Our legislation to repeal deadly “Gun Free Zones” and to authorize “Campus Carry” are going to be heard in the House Judiciary Committee THIS TUESDAY!

This means that you’ve got only a few days to contact the members of the Judiciary Committee — I’ll be giving you their contact information below.

Please take a moment to make your calls and send your emails RIGHT AWAY!

Already, the anti-gun lobby is prowling the legislature, opposing both of these bills.

So are members of the educational community like University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols.

Never mind the fact that it was a “Gun Free” campus where 32 students were murdered by a madman with a gun, in 2007.

Never mind the fact that, in 2015, ten students and staff were shot and killed in a Roseburg, Oregon community college that was a — you guessed it — “Gun Free Zone.”

And of course, who could forget the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, a “Gun Free Zone,” where 26 students and staff died during a mass shooting.

Virtually every time a psycho with a gun looks to rack up a body count they target gun free zones!

And of course they do, those are the areas where they know that they’ll face no armed opposition.

That’s why we’re working to do away with these “Gun Free Zones” in Wyoming — to give people a chance to fight back!

You’d think this would be an easy sell, right?

But trust me, the anti-gun media outlets and the anti-gun lobby in Cheyenne will be putting as much pressure as possible on the legislature to kill these bills.

That’s why it’s essential you contact the members of the House Judiciary Committee right away, and insist that they pass both HB 136 and HB 137 through the committee with no weakening amendments!

Please contact:

>>>  Rep. Dan Kirkbride at Dan.Kirkbride@wyoleg.gov, or by      calling him at (307)331-2265, or by sending him a      message on Facebook.

>>>  Rep. Mark Baker at Mark.Baker@wyoleg.gov, or by      calling him at (307)371-5113, or by sending him a      message on Facebook.

>>>  Rep. Mark Jennings at Mark.Jennings@wyoleg.gov, or by      calling him at (307)461-0697, or by sending him a      message on Facebook.

>>>  Rep. Jered Olsen at Jared.Olsen@wyoleg.gov, or by      calling him at (307)509-0242, or by sending him a      message on Facebook.

>>>  Rep. Charles Pelkey at Charles.Pelkey@wyoleg.gov, or      by calling him at (307)920-0542, or by sending him a      message on Facebook.

>>>  Rep. Bill Pownall at Bill.Pownall@wyoleg.gov , or by      calling him at (307)682-4148.

>>>  Rep. Tim Salazar at Tim.Salazar@wyoleg.gov, or by      calling him at (307)220-1213.

>>>  Rep. Nathan Winters at Nathan.Winters@wyoleg.gov, or      by calling him at (307)864-3690, or by sending him a      message on Facebook.

Make sure they know that you’re sick and tired of seeing innocent people gunned down, being left utterly helpless to defend themselves due to these outrageous “Gun Free Zone” policies.

With new leadership in the House and Senate, now’s the time to pass pro-gun legislation like HB 136 and HB 137!

It starts on Tuesday — so please contact the committee right away.

Full disclosure: I am a Life Member of The NRA, Gun Owners of America, and a member of Wyoming Gun Owners, and you should be too!

Finally, please consider chipping in a donation of any amount to help us get the word out to more gun owners!

California Peace Officers: Thank the L. A. Times

October 25, 2016

The Los Angeles Times is working to disarm not just the peons, but everyone, and yes, that includes Peace Officers. In collusion with their masters they want us all to be their boot lickers. Personally, I think that it is well past the time to take these weasels out into the street, horse whip them until they are naked, then tar and feather them, and then hang them, and dump their worthless bodies into the Pacific. That goes for every lunatic politician from governor moonbat on down. Yes, that includes LEO’s that have violated their oaths.

Full story HERE

Oregon Militia ‘Report’ another Astroturf-Funded Collectivist Smear of Patriots

October 25, 2016

“Avoid slogans, name calling, and demonizing members of the Right,” a report by Political Research Associates advocates. “Expose who benefits from right-wing campaigns.”

An immediately noticeable disconnect is that “Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement,” can’t resist ignoring its own “advice.” If you’re concerned about federal land “ownership,” if you believe the Second Amendment means “shall not be infringed,” if you think immigration policy ought to put the interests of “ourselves and our Posterity” first, if you advocate nullification of laws repugnant to the Constitution, if you’re opposed to Marxist motives behind wealth transfers and “progressive” social engineering, and if you recognize warmist hysteria a political fraud to give collectivists increased power and control over all aspects of our lives, you’re an implicit racist, a xenophobe and – even worse!!  You may just be a Three Percenter and/or an Oath Keeper!

The innuendo and conflation are strong in these collectivists. They even make a point of including Stewart Rhodes, Sheriff Richard Mack, the late Mike Vanderboegh, and my friend Kevin Starrett of Oregon Firearms Federation in their list of “bad” people, among others. And they cite my “Red/Green Axis” and “Most Dangerous Oregon Gun Bills” pieces as proof of what an evil extremist and hater I must be.

With us being treasonous bigots and sociopaths as its major premise, we’re absolved of any obligation to wade through any more lies, no matter how exhaustively end-noted they may appear to be. We’re free to follow admonition #2 and “expose who benefits” from this slick piece of propaganda masked as “research,”designed to give collectivist politicians and LE fusion centers cover under which they can continue smearing patriots as “domestic terrorists.”

Obviously, the snouts at the trough rely heavily on keeping the cash flow turned on, either directly, as the president/executive director and employees do through monetary compensation, or indirectly, like directors get through networking. And let’s not forget the agendas being advanced: Anti-Christian: Check. “Prison abolition and LGBTQ liberation”: Check. “Immigrants rights”: Check. “Feminist ethics”: Check. “Racial justice”: Check. “Social justice”: Check.

Funny—if there’s any outrage reserved for closed theocracies that abuse women and throw gays off buildings, it’s pretty well buried. Maybe the only problem exists in the place all their “refugees” are being imported to

And what’s a group in Massachusetts doing trying to sway public policy in Oregon? Who else benefits?

Per “Discover the Networks,” doctrinaire commies relying on poisoning the well of American exceptionalism do:

Full Story Here

Pure propaganda by the forces of political correctness!

Election 2016: What it means for life and liberty in these not so United States.

October 24, 2016

What follows is the work of Mia Lee, a long time Facebook friend.

The 2016 Election is probably the strangest and most important one of our time.  Like riding on a roller coaster at Six Flags, there have been many ups and downs, unexpected turns, and sometimes flat-out nauseating moments, and the many issues at stake are equally, if not more, a roller coaster each in itself.  From illegal immigration to the refugee crisis; the National Debt to TPP; Common Core to free college; Religious Liberties, transgender bathrooms.  The list goes on and on, but there are two issues in particular that CANNOT be overlooked, the 2nd Amendment and the Supreme Court.  Both are vital for the other’s survival and are needed for our Constitution to remain intact.

This election cycle started out with the biggest field of contender, ever.  The winnowing process was a painful one, but slowly, one by one, the playing field diminished, until only two competitors remained; Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  Now I know some of you may be groaning and rolling your eyes right now at the thought of who is left.  Yes, I know, it has turned out to be quite the conundrum, voting for the lesser of two evils as some of you may see it.  I too have been faced with this frightful task, as “my guy” didn’t make the cut.  It’s been a back and forth, conflict of convictions, and soul-searching process.  The one thing that I keep coming back to is this, the 2nd Amendment.  History has shown us time and time again that the loss of one’s right to defend himself, family and home, has been a key factor in Tyranny. We can go as far back as the Bible and see examples of governments and rulers taking away God-given rights of self-defense as a means to control.  Once that control was taken away, it then became very easy to “exterminate” the undesirable and unruly citizens.  Under the guise of “Public Safety”, the Democrats have spread their propaganda, twisted or omitted the truth, in order to further their agenda of oppression and government control.  With the help of the MSM, they have been able to lay their groundwork and it’s just a matter of time before they attempt to change the rules on law-abiding gun owners and American citizens.  At the helm of this crusade, for the last 8 years, has been President Obama.  He has made it very clear that gun control is at the top of his list and will stop at nothing to earn that final feather in his cap.

This brings us to the elephant in the room, who are we all going to vote for.  After considering all the pros and cons, personal and moral views, one thing keeps coming back to the forefront.  The 2nd Amendment.  For without it, we will slowly lose all the other Freedoms and Liberties that are afforded to us through the Constitution of the United States.  This then brings us to our next game changer, The Supreme Court.  With the recent passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, a staunch Conservative and advocate for the 2nd Amendment, finding his replacement is even more important. The balance of The Supreme Court is at stake, and with it, the Constitution.  It is now even more important to elect a Republican candidate.  To ensure that our freedoms and Constitutional rights as Gun Owners not be vanquished under the guise of crime prevention and public safety.

I recently read an interview by Chris Cox, NRA-ILA Executive Director, with Donald Trump.  I believe that Mr. Trump is this country’s best shot at preserving our Constitution and 2nd Amendment.  We know for a fact that Hillary Clinton will only continue Obama’s gun control agenda and even more.  I’m not willing to take that chance.

I’ve included the full interview transcript below for you to read and see where Donald Trump stands on this very important issue.  Remember what is at stake in this election. I f we lose this election to Hillary Clinton, basically a third term of the Obama Administration, we will most certainly lose our 2nd amendment Rights, or Constitution, and the right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness as we know it.

by Mia – the Shooter’s Wife

 

 

ELECTION 2016:  CHRIS COX – ONE ON ONE WITH DONALD TRUMP

This year’s race for the White House is like no other in our history. Hillary Clinton has made it clear that if elected, she will come after our firearms freedom on her very first day in office. So it’s no exaggeration to say that the Second Amendment is on the ballot this November. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, to discuss our right to keep and bear arms and what’s at stake in this election for America’s gun owners.

Chris Cox: Mr. Trump, I’d like to begin with an issue of concern to many gun owners. In your 2000 book, “The America We Deserve,” you stated that while you oppose gun control, you support the federal ban on semi-automatic firearms — the so-called “assault weapons” ban — and also support a longer waiting period to purchase a firearm. During this election, however, you’ve repeatedly pointed out you oppose gun and magazine bans and only support background checks that are instant, accurate and fair. Would you say your position has evolved on these issues?

DJT: Absolutely. Over the past 15 years I’ve learned a great deal about how we can protect the good people of this country from those who mean to do us harm. Gun control is not the answer — protecting the rights of law-abiding citizens is the answer. Furthermore, gun bans don’t work. Studies were done after the 1994 “assault weapons” ban expired. They clearly showed that the ban didn’t protect anyone, didn’t reduce crime. It just made it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves with the firearm of their choice. Like with all things, I believe in what works, and gun bans don’t work.

This year’s race for the White House is like no other in our history. Hillary Clinton has made it clear that if elected, she will come after our firearms freedom on her very first day in office. So it’s no exaggeration to say that the Second Amendment is on the ballot this November. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, to discuss our right to keep and bear arms and what’s at stake in this election for America’s gun owners.

Chris Cox: Mr. Trump, I’d like to begin with an issue of concern to many gun owners. In your 2000 book, “The America We Deserve,” you stated that while you oppose gun control, you support the federal ban on semi-automatic firearms — the so-called “assault weapons” ban — and also support a longer waiting period to purchase a firearm. During this election, however, you’ve repeatedly pointed out you oppose gun and magazine bans and only support background checks that are instant, accurate and fair. Would you say your position has evolved on these issues?

DJT: Absolutely. Over the past 15 years I’ve learned a great deal about how we can protect the good people of this country from those who mean to do us harm. Gun control is not the answer — protecting the rights of law-abiding citizens is the answer. Furthermore, gun bans don’t work. Studies were done after the 1994 “assault weapons” ban expired. They clearly showed that the ban didn’t protect anyone, didn’t reduce crime. It just made it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves with the firearm of their choice. Like with all things, I believe in what works, and gun bans don’t work.

I have two sons who don’t just believe in the Second Amendment, they live it. They hunt, target shoot, shoot competitively and carry firearms for personal protection. They’re NRA members and so am I. I also have a concealed-carry permit. Our commitment to the Second Amendment is unshakable.

Chris Cox: As you know, the future of our firearms freedom hangs in the balance with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia — the author of the Heller decision — which held that the Constitution guarantees the individual right to keep and bear arms. I have a couple of questions related to the Supreme Court, but first, do you agree that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual right to own and use firearms for lawful purposes?f

DJT: Without question. Unlike Hillary Clinton, I believe the Second Amendment protects an individual right and the D.C. gun ban overturned in Heller is exactly the kind of law the Second Amendment was meant to prohibit. Let me be clear about this — Heller wasn’t about a “reasonable restriction” as Hillary tries to argue — the D.C. law banned guns in the home As a result, D.C. residents were completely defenseless against violent criminals breaking into their homes. Hillary believes that the Supreme Court was wrong in the Heller decision, which she has said many times. She will appoint judges who will effectively abolish the Second Amendment — that’s the stake in this election.

Chris Cox: In addition to the Scalia vacancy, many suggest the next president could nominate three or even more additional justices to the Supreme Court. Will the Second Amendment and the Heller decision play a role in who you decide to nominate to the Supreme Court?

DJT: One hundred percent. I will appoint judges who will preserve our Second Amendment-protected rights — Hillary Clinton will appoint judges who will eliminate them.Chris Cox: There are a number of laws and regulations that gun control groups have been pushing for years. I’d like to discuss a few of them to get your views. First, do you support so-called “universal” background checks?

DJT: There can never be a so-called “universal” background check, because criminals obviously ignore gun laws. That’s what makes them criminals. The research shows that they find someone with a clean record — a “straw purchaser” — to get a gun for them. Or they get a gun from the black market. Or they steal it. We also know that background checks haven’t stopped the mass shooters we’ve seen. In each case, they either passed a federal background check or stole the guns they used.

Under current law, purchasing a firearm from a dealer requires a background check, whether in a store, at a gun show or anywhere else — but some want to take that a step further so that even if a firearm is transferred from a father to a son as a gift or between lifelong friends on a hunting trip, the federal government has to intervene and approve the transfer in advance. That burdens law-abiding citizens but doesn’t impact criminals. I don’t support that.

Chris Cox: What about gun owner licensing and/or registration?

DJT: I don’t support restricting the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens by creating a national government registry. One thing that gun control supporters never point out is that gun control costs us lives every day. Every time a law-abiding citizen has their right to defend themselves taken away, they are put at risk. That terrible tragedy in New Jersey — Carol Bowne, who was killed in her own driveway while waiting for a gun permit — is a tragic example of how gun control costs lives.

But the American people get it. Poll after poll shows a majority of Americans continue to be opposed to invasive restrictions on their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. They believe, as I do, that all of us have the right to defend ourselves and that the government should not be in the business of taking that right away, any more than we would let them regulate and restrict any of our other core freedoms out of existence.

Chris Cox: After the recent tragedy in Orlando, Fla., President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and their allies tried to distract attention away from their failed terrorism policies by calling for more gun control. In addition to calling for a new ban on semi-automatic rifles and for expanded background checks, they pushed for a proposal to ban people on secret government lists from purchasing firearms. What’s your position on that issue?

DJT: Terrorists should not be able to buy guns, legally or illegally. Period. We must make sure that doesn’t happen, and we all agree on that goal. At the same time, we have to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans. These are not mutually exclusive ideas — we can do both. Unfortunately, Obama and Hillary will do anything to distract attention away from their failure to stop the spread of ISIS and defeat terrorism. They also don’t want to talk about the threat, not only of terrorists with guns,

but terrorists with explosives — like at the Boston marathon bombing — and terrorists with trucks — like in Nice, France — or terrorists with any other means of attacking our people. They want to disarm Americans but continue policies that allow terrorists into our country.

Chris Cox: President Obama has made a habit out of using his “phone and pen” to implement gun control through executive orders, bypassing Congress and the will of the people to advance his anti-gun agenda. All presidents have used executive orders at some level, but none have gone to the lengths that Obama has on gun control. Do you have any plans with respect to executive orders on guns if you win the election?

DJT: First, I will undo President Obama’s executive orders on guns. Second, I will look for ways to restore the Second-Amendment-protected rights of law-abiding citizens, by undo ing restrictions put in place by the Obama administration’s federal agencies and pursuing avenues that protect Americans constitutional rights in ways that make us all safer.

Chris Cox: You came out early in the primaries with a position paper on the Second Amendment, including your support for Project Exile — enforcing current gun laws against criminals with mandatory jail time. Is that something you’ll push for if elected president?

DJT: I think the major failure of gun control supporters is the constant push for new gun laws instead of focusing our efforts on prosecuting violent criminals. Federal prosecutions under Obama have plummeted, and all he does is ask for more gun control. It makes no sense. Project Exile was a program that had great success because it’s simple — if you’re a felon caught with a gun or committing another crime with a gun, there’s a mandatory sentence of at least five years waiting for you. And those cases are prosecuted in federal court. When you see violent crime exploding in a place like Chicago, it’s ridiculous that they aren’t taking those criminals off the streets with the laws already in place. I’ll make that a priority in a Trump administration. My Justice Department will focus on prosecuting violent criminals. We will make it happen.

Chris Cox: Is there anything else you want our readers to know about this election?

DJT: This election means everything for the future of our country. Not just gun rights, but also many other issues. The Supreme Court will be shaped for a generation by the next president. Our standing in the world will be shaped — at a critical and dangerous time — by the next president. And the Second Amendment itself hangs in the balance with who we elect as the next president. Your freedoms are hanging by a fraying thread. Every freedom-loving American must vote, and they need to get their friends to vote. We can’t let the freedom secured by those in uniform be surrendered at the ballot box. I promise your readers, and all of America’s law-abiding gun owners, that when I win the White House with your votes, our Second Amendment rights will remain protected and I will do all in my power to advance the cause of freedom.

Source: October 2016 Shooting Illustrated, NRA, Chris Cox, NRA-ILA Executive Director

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