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More gun control debate

October 14, 2017

“No amount of statistics or facts will sway either side in the gun control debate, because they are all looking for simple solutions to complex problems. The facts of those complex problems are uncomfortable and nobody really wants to come to grips with them.

“For example, we don’t really have a single America with a moderately high rate of gun deaths. Instead, we have two Americas, one of which has very high rates of gun ownership but very low murder rates, very comparable to the rest of the First World democracies such as those in western & northern Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, South Korea. The other America has much lower rates of gun ownership but much, much higher murder rates, akin to violent third world countries.

“The tough questions are those like, why do we have these two Americas? But that’s an uncomfortable discussion to have. So instead those on the left favor simple minded restrictions that target first world America, with its high gun ownership but very low murder rate, but don’t address the root causes of third world America’s violence at all. Meanwhile those on the right correctly feel their civil rights are constantly threatened, so they are constantly in a state of “better stock up before they finally ban it” and the guns and ammo fly off the shelves. The left’s constant gun control rhetoric is the greatest thing ever for arms manufacturers.

“Meanwhile, over the past 40 years, while the number of guns in private hands has doubled, the murder rate has dropped by half. The left are constantly prattling about “assault weapons” which are almost never used to commit murders (about 1% of gun murders; all rifles combined are around 3%). More murders are committed with baseball bats than “assault rifles”; the vast majority of gun homicides are committed with handguns, but it’s easier to sell restrictions that target “assault weapons”, even though such restrictions, even if 100% effective, would make no detectable change in the murder rate (especially because of substitution effects). They favor ridiculous measures such as bans on “high capacity magazines”, as if magazines weren’t cheap and easily swapped out in a fraction of a second.

“The uncomfortable fact is that roughly 80% of the US homicide rate is associated with the drug trade, and the drug trade is violent because the drug war reserves it for violent criminals. We have a system in place where the government subsidizes poverty in urban areas, imposes economic blight in those same areas through heavy taxes and regulations, renders the residents permanently unemployable via the “criminal justice” (sic) system, and creates a lucrative black market in drugs by restricting supply (not to mention increasing demand as people are desperate to escape their circumstances by getting high), meaning the only game in town is often entering the drug trade. The drug trade is violent because those in it have no access to courts to settle disputes. Powerful industries lobby to keep the drug war going; the top spenders are law enforcement unions, the prison industry, big alcohol, tobacco, and pharma.

“Guns are not the proximate cause of gun violence in the US. Childlike magical thinking and simple “fixes” to complex problems will not work. But it is comfortable, and self-righteousness feels so good. So I expect it to continue indefinitely.”

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Not one iota more…

October 14, 2017

Gun Control isn’t, and never has been about anything but people control!

More of the same from the usual suspects: A Rebuttal

October 12, 2017

SOURCE and full article

 

The reaction after every mass shooting follows a predictable script written by progressives to serve their political agenda. No claim about the efficacy of gun control, no matter how many times repudiated by facts, can stop the Dems and their media spaniels from ritually invoking it to demonize conservatives.

Why should we be surprised? By now it should be clear that the “party of science” is interested not in truth and evidence, but in ideology and partisan advantage. Yet those with common sense and an awareness of the facts still have to restate the obvious, even though it will make no difference to partisans either ignorant of or indifferent to any reality that doesn’t serve their interests. For what is at stake is not just one right, but the foundations of our political freedom in self-evident, God-given rights.

We all know the worn-out ideas that the progressives predictably trot out after every massacre. And we know they are fallacious. More guns do not lead to more gun murder. Between 1993 and 2013, private gun ownership increased 56%, and gun homicides declined 49%. No, the point is not that more guns account for the declines, a straw-man correlation the media burns down to discredit this fact. The point is, the left’s call for more gun control after every mass shooting implies that fewer guns or more regulations would decrease murder rates. Not only is that idea false, the opposite is true: higher murder rates invariably follow more gun control.

“Common sense regulations” is another nostrum of the left. We’ve had several laboratories for testing this hypothesis––Chicago, D.C., Baltimore, and most blue-state big cities have strict controls on guns, at the same time they have some of the highest rates of gun deaths. That’s because regulations on firearms are effective only for law-abiding citizens who don’t need such restraints. But for criminals they are “parchment barriers” easily ignored. If such government regulations were effective, we wouldn’t still be waging a decades-long war on drugs, which hasn’t stopped any teenager in America from getting any drug he wants. It’s unclear how the most draconian restrictions on gun ownership would be any more effective than the numerous laws that have failed to keep drugs from pouring into our country and being widely distributed.

Most important, the left is indifferent to the fact that the Constitution explicitly states that citizens have the right to “keep and bear arms.” Like all the enumerated rights, this one is not a gift of government, but an “inalienable” right, like the right of self-defense, we possess by virtue of being a human being. The bar for restricting these rights is very high, as it is for the right to free speech.

But the left has always despised the notion of natural rights and consider them a relic of our more ignorant and superstitious past, not to mention a check on their desire to concentrate and expand the government’s power. Contrary to the belief that rights are gifts of “nature and nature’s God,” the progressives argue that a benevolent government should create rights compatible with the its alleged purpose to achieve “equality” and “social justice.” Hence Franklin Roosevelt’s “new bill of rights,” which was promulgated in his 1944 State of the Union address, and included a “useful and remunerative job” and “adequate medical care”––good things to have, but not rights properly understood. But if government can invent such “rights,” the government can also modify or eliminate those it now deems have become dangerous anachronisms or impediments to social improvement.

After the Las Vegas massacre, the Daily Kos gave a typical example of this sentiment:

America needs to declare total war on guns, and that means reinterpreting or repealing the Second Amendment. The latter would be best. There is no sane reason why you or I should be granted the sacred and inviolable right to bear pistols, shotguns, automatic rifles, submachine guns, machine guns, flamethrowers, grenade launchers, anti-tank guns, and other “hunting and self-defense tools.” 

Fun Facts About the AR-15

September 30, 2017

Way too good not to share!

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I don’t even know where this list came from but it contains some important, yet little known, information that people need to be aware of about the AR-15.

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  • The inventor of the AR-15 was Satan, though his patent has since expired.
  • Scientists have confirmed the deadly effects of an AR-15 by giving it to a chimpanzee who then murdered them.
  • Scientists agree that each year the AR-15 will grow more deadly until it kills everyone in the entire world.
  • Some believe that both Hitler and Stalin were, in fact, AR-15s in rubber masks.
  • In the Garden of Eden, God gave Adam and Eve access to every firearm out there except for the AR-15 which he told them not to touch because it was too evil. But then the NRA, in the guise of a serpent, told Eve that the AR-15 is really fun to shoot. So then Eve took the…

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And that not so civil war and General Lee

September 19, 2017

Re-Posted with permission

Robert E. Lee was an American Hero!

Robert E Lee was a great American, a truth that you will not hear much in today’s political climate. General Lee was married to George Washington’s great granddaughter. He worked closely with Grant during the Mexican-American war and became a decorated war hero defending this country. General Lee believed slavery was a great evil and his own wife even broke the law by teaching slaves to read and write. No, the Civil War was not about the right to own slaves.

General Lee was very torn about the prospect of the South leaving the Union. His wife’s great grandfather, George Washington, was a huge influence on him. He ultimately believed that, states’ rights trumped the federal government, (which, at that time legally, states’ rights actually did trump the federal government), and chose to lead the Confederate Army, out of a sense of loyalty to his home land, and was right to do so.

His estate, called Arlington, is near Washington DC. While General Lee was away fighting the war, the federal government demanded that Lee pay his taxes on Arlington, and pay them in person. He sent his wife to pay his taxes to the United States government, which he was at war with, but the Union, so concerned with people’s rights, refused to accept the tax money because it was delivered by a woman.

When the taxes “were not paid,” the Union government began burying dead Union soldiers on General Lee’s land, after wrongly confiscating the General’s personal property. Today, the government is still burying soldiers there. It is now called Arlington National Cemetery. I guess I should not have mentioned that. Now the left-wing Nazi party will want to destroy Arlington National Cemetery, since after all, it is a part of General Robert E. Lee’s estate.

After the civil war, General Lee worked with Andrew Johnson’s program of reconstruction. He was very popular with the Northern states, so much so, that the military barracks at West Point were named in his honor in 1962. General Lee was given this tremendous honor because he was such a respected American hero and a great general.

General Lee was a great man who served his country his entire life in one form or other. General Robert E. Lee portrayed the greatest character traits that any American could possibly aspire to. He served his country with his whole heart, his conscience faithfully, and lived a life of honor, respect, and character

But today, some misguided, left-wing loons are calling his memorials a disgrace and disgracefully desecrating them and demanding that they be taken down. No American military veteran should be treated with such disrespect! These actions by the elitist, Nazi-like Democrat party are a total disgrace. They are no better than book burnings, the Salem witch trials, or the actions of communists in every country that has had to endure the blight of communism.

The actions of these left-wing criminals have more in common with ISIS, Communism, and Nazism, than they do with American ideals. Just watch film of ISIS tearing down ancient statues and compare them with these domestic terrorist, otherwise known as ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter, and fully supported by the Democrat party.

Every true American should put an end to these disgraceful actions by any means necessary. It is time for REAL Americans to stand up against these domestic criminals who hate our country, what it truly stands for, and want nothing more than to destroy the United States as it is.

Remember what Edmond Burke taught us, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” The question is, “Are you just going to stand by and allow these domestic terrorists to continue to destroy our country’s history and desecrate our countries historical monuments, or will you stand up for your country, your ideals, and what’s right?” Bohdi Sanders ~ author of Men of the CODE

#ANTIFA #RobertELee #RobertELeestatues #realnazis #BLM #BlackLivesMatter

 

Scam artists in the firearms community

September 15, 2017

Source: Scam artists in the firearms community

Reloading 101: Case Diagnostics

September 14, 2017

Source: Reloading 101: Case Diagnostics

Reloading 101: Case Diagnostics Part II

September 14, 2017

Source: Reloading 101: Case Diagnostics Part II

Why..? No, this is not from the Hate America First Brigade!

September 13, 2017

This is from Laurie McDonald, a Facebook Friend. An American woman. need I say more?

why has obama made it ok to hate america

before obama was president there was not all this hate for America
He also created all this racial tension … he encouraged it

He divided us in every way he could find .. sex .. color… rich.. poor … instead of inspiring greatness … he instigated victimhood ….

in the PC world of global warming .. now called climate change … and Brotherly Tolerance … the Community Organizer and his followers … are breaking windows in stores …. lighting cars on fire … assaulting fellow Americans … and calling us Fascists … while they behave like Fascists ….

we no longer can watch a football game with out a political anti american statement being made by the millionaires we pay ….

Or watch a benefit … with out being told we are not intelligent because we do not share the celebrities beliefs …

America had come a long way … we bled to make men free …. that blood was reparation enough … but the victimhood goes on ..

and it festers to hate …. Seems to me the only thing obama ever did … was spread hate … he truly is one of the most sinister and evil men to rise to power in a country that was founded on a Christian Foundation and was Blessed in so Many Ways …

Even now after his presidency is done … he is snarkly stalking our President around the world … and interfering in the Country …..something we have never witnessed in our life time

Watching my Fellow Americans carry each other out of the flood waters .. rescuing each other not caring about anything but helping each other …… makes me feel good … for it reminds me of the Goodness and Christian Brotherly Love we share and it reassures me that all this Hate we have been witnessing in the media … is not Reality … that is their False Reality … that they want us to believe .. …

We are All Americans .. We are in this together … there are some among us who would seek to destroy us …. Good Always Wins ….

I don’t know if you have noticed but President Uses the word Love a lot when he speaks … He said “We should all Love Each Other With True Affection” … true affection … is a powerful thing …. Hopefully everyone will stop and think for a moment … its time to start Loving America for all its Goodness …. let go of the hate and practice a little “True Affection”

MAGA …. is a great mantra … and we are being persecuted and hated for saying it … We should all Want America to Be Great …

I am sick of the intolerance and hate being shown by certain Americans … who think it is alright to Hate on Others ….by allowing it and ignoring it … it is being condoned and spread .. it is ok to Hate America .. it is cool to Hate America …. it is PC to Hate America … the media .. the politicians .. the celebrity .. antifa .. blm .. they are all backwards .. they are what they say others are .. they are hateful and violent …. and Dark .. and will only bring grief with their rhetoric and lies … there truly is a War of Good and Evil happening .. we need to end the Obama legacy of hate ….. the communist Alinsky manifesto was dedicated to Lucifer ….lest we forget .

Keep Praying Warriors …Love and Prayer … Kills Hate ….Lets Love America Again!

Wind, steel, and honor my friends!

 

Elvis is alive! //S

August 30, 2017

“In a nation which for eight years was headed by a black president, had two chief law enforcement officers who were black, has recently had two black secretaries of state and three black national security advisers, and has elected more than 10,000 black government officials; in a nation that has been governed for fifty years by statutes that outlaw discrimination by race and whose national culture is saturated with non-white heroes and icons – in such a nation, people who refer to America as “white supremacist” would normally be dismissed as an oddball fringe, members of a fraternity that includes people who think Elvis is still alive and on the moon. Unfortunately, we live in times that are not normal.”

— David Horowitz


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