Thursday, July 16, 2015

Another Act of Domestic Terrorism

Is everyone awake yet? Even the PC liberals can no longer look us in the eye and rationally argue that we are not at war with an entity who wishes us harm. On most of the pundit shows this evening, the question is asked: "What can America do?" with regards to protecting ourselves from the wave of radical terrorism that is surely to continue.Well instead of playing footsy with terrorists and thugs, I have a few ideas about what we can do:

1. We have a lot highly trained warriors on active duty, serving here at home. Arm them and let them defend themselves - they are the number one target of these radical factions right now.

2. We have a lot of highly trained veterans living normal lives here at home. Let us be armed at all times, and let us do what we know how to do. Our oaths never expired. We love our fellow Americans, and are standing by willing to protect them. Many of us are tactically trained and willing to do what needs to be done.  We are more than willing to take care of things at home so that our current brothers and sisters can do their jobs without having to worry about who is taking care of their loved ones while they are gone.

3. We have about III% of the ordinary citizens who have stepped up and engaged in extraordinary training to ready themselves for militia service and other emergency response duties. Quit demonizing us, and let us train - we will be the ready response teams when the time comes.  These groups are made up of a good number of trained veterans as well.

4. There are millions of Americans who are willing to arm themselves and at least protect their homes and neighborhoods. Stop threatening to take away or limit their rights to firearms possession and self-defense.

5. There are millions of Americans who can support and help prepare. Instead of spending money on arming countries in far away lands who hate us, how about spending money on CERT and other emergency training. These folks represent the new civil defense cadres. If that's YOU, then please step up and get trained.

6. The remaining who do not fit into any of the above categories are the old, the very young, the sick, and the meek. Let the rest of us do our jobs, and do what we are capable of so that we can protect these precious citizens.

The rest of the liberals and politically correct idiots who got us here: Stay the hell out of our way. You're on your own.

Monday, July 13, 2015

CAUTION: Shameless Commercial Plug!



In these uncertain times, it is very important to get your emergency planning and emergency supplies up to date as soon as possible.  With all the chaos going on in our country right now, I have even increased my own level of awareness and sense of urgency to potential crises coming our way.  Given the number of threats currently facing us, it is so hard to tell exactly what to prepare for.  But regardless of the crisis, certain needs will be consistent:  Food, water, shelter, self-defense, and medical/first-aid.  Now that I have everything transferred to the “Gonzo’s Garage” website, I have had the opportunity to update the emergency preparedness  and firearms pages, which now includes a variety of articles, links, and YouTube Channel suggestions to help you meet your emergency planning goals and at least get the basics of your plan in place.  


Gonzo's Garage - Emergency Preparedness Page




There is a new “supplies” page as well, to help you easily shop online for your food and emergency gear needs.  Here, you will be able to find offerings for emergency preparedness supplies from reputable sources, such as Brownells, Police Store, Wise Foods, and various others.   And to be honest, this is a more an exercise in offering emergency preparedness awareness for my loyal readers, as well as learning a little bit about online marketing so that I can keep myself busy when I retire ;)

I do not handle the transactions; I simply receive a commission through my affiliate relationship with these vendors.  All payments for these products will be made through the secure websites of the vendors offering them.  Below are some examples of the types of emergency preparedness gear available.  Please visit the supplies page, however, to see a wider selection.  I am adding new vendors all the time, so please check back often.







One of the other areas I am concentrating on in this section of my website is alternative methods of firearms training.  Given the high price of ammunition, there are many aspects of training that can be performed with AirSoft and laser training devices to build up muscle memory.  Then, you can go to the range and use these new skills with live ammunition to make better use of your live ammunition, and be more proficient with your live fire.  I am offering various products to help with training, including AirSoft equipment.

 



The firearms section and the AR-15 Tech section of Gonzo’s Garage now include various selections of AR-15 uppers, lowers, parts, and ammunition.  The AR-15 parts are mainly from Brownells, and the ammunition comes from Brownells and Sinclair’s.  Stay tuned, as I will be posting some reloading supplies in the very near future.






Please take a look and see if any of the emergency preparedness articles and supplies can meet your needs.  If you have any questions, please be sure to ask!



Gonzo's Garage - Emergency Preparedness Page

Monday, July 06, 2015

Which Flag Are YOU Offended By?



I’m a little confused about something.  A lot of fervor has been raised lately about various flags, their meaning, and whether or not they are offensive to some people or pleasing to others.  I am seeing the liberal masses go out of their way to please a small group of people, but have no problem insulting a larger group of people.  What I’m talking about specifically here are two flags.  One symbolizes gay pride.  Another symbolizes the history of the confederate states in during the battles of the American Civil War.  And more importantly what I am discussing here is the absolute right to display these flags as one so desires.

First of all, I will just say that I find the little rainbow gay pride flag extremely offensive to me.  But that didn’t stop the President of the United States from illuminating the White House to look like a rainbow flag.  The rainbow was originally meant as God’s covenant with Noah that He would never again destroy the earth by flood.  But somehow it has become perverted to mean the pride that one man feels with sleeping with another man.  But hey – if people want to display the thing, that’s their right to do so.  A right protected by our US Constitution.  And a right that I will stand up for.




As for the rebel flag in question, until all of this started, I was pretty indifferent to it.  My family lines are all from Massachusetts and Colorado, so I have no dog in that particular part of the fight.  I’m not from the south, so as far as I know none of my heritage is directly related to that flag.  But again, if people want to display that flag, that’s their right to do so.  And it is a right that I will stand up for.




So here’s my analysis:  Statistically speaking, gay people make up a small minority in this country, but yet their right to fly their flag is ardently protected, and even publicly celebrated and displayed by our White House.  The rebel flag, on the other hand, is held dear by an also admitted minority, but a much larger contingent than the gay community.  It is also supported by many more people who aren't even from the south.  But yet removal of the rebel flag from all venues, even television shows, is being aggressively pursued by liberal factions.  As far as I can tell, the President of these United States, his administration, and his drooling supporters, support pleasing a small minority, and do not care if they offend a much larger group.   I thought he was the President of all of the United States.  He does not seem to represent people other than the liberal progressive sycophants who hang on his every word.

Now then – having said all that - an awful lot of effort has gone into pleasing this group or that group, and being sure not to offend this group or that group.  And actually, most of the effort has been expended to make sure we are not offending the gay people.  Nazi flags are still for sale.  ISIS flags can still be obtained.  Both of those flags represent the most egregious forms of hate possible, yet nothing is being done to speak out against or ban them from the American market place.  But what is being done to be inclusive of the Americans who don't hold these views?

Perhaps the larger question should be:  What are we doing to make sure we are pleasing or not offending the One who created us?  Last I checked, homosexuality was not pleasing to my God.  Neither is a flag representing a regime that killed millions of Jews, or the flag of a state that to this days kills Christians by the score.   I am offended by the rainbow flag, the Nazi flag, and the ISIS flag.  And I feel confident that our Lord is offended by what they stand for as well.

That's my opinion.  Flame on! (pun intended)

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Sanctuary Cities Are Killing Our Citizens



So let me get this right: Convicted felon, several times deported illegal alien, still gets a gun and kills someone in one of the strictest gun control cities in one of the strictest gun control states in the union.  Well, that's just marvelous.


Here's the record:  Seven felony convictions; departed five times; San Francisco had him in costudy but failed to report him to ICE when they released him.
So how does this type of thing happen, anyway?  Well, let's first look at the fact that San Francisco is a "Sanctuary City" that refuses to enforce federal law when it comes to illegal immigrants.  San Francisco, and its scoff-law attitude towards illegal immigration created the environment for this.  They attract these miscreants and felons from other lands to come here because they know that places like San Francisco will give them shelter.

Take a good look at this face:  This is the face of a miscreant who has been repeatedly given the green light by sanctuary cities such as San Francisco to come here, kill our people, commit various felonies, and still be rewarded for doing so.    



http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/07/04/man-arrested-in-connection-with-san-francisco-killing-had-been-deported-several/


San Francisco:  This woman's blood is on YOUR hands.  You infringe on American citizen's rights of self protection, and yet you are a chief enabler for illegal aliens to come here and murder our people.  You refuse to obey federal law, and yet you constantly endeavor to make more and more gun control laws to violate law abiding people's rights.  You seem to hate the good, while enabling the bad.  You make criminals out of good citizens with your laws, and make protected people out of criminal savages.




I have no clue how you people can sleep at night!

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Nobody Talks Like That Any More (Reprise)

As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day, 2015, I am taking a few moments to remember some of the words that our Founding Fathers used in the documents that brought this country to life.  What is important about this year’s celebration is that it just happens to be taking place leading up to an election year that could be a pivotal moment in American history for all of us who love freedom.

In the movie “Hidden Treasure,” the character played by Nicholas Cage is reading aloud a passage from the Declaration of Independence, specifically the passage that reads:

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

He then remarks that:

“...nobody talks like that anymore…” 

Not only does no one use language like that to describe their feelings toward liberty and freedom, but I don’t run into many people these days who even talk about these ideals in the same way that our Founding Fathers did.  In fact, in one of the online discussion forums in which I regularly participate, one person even made the statement that the language used in our founding documents is obsolete.  Have we not heard this very administration make that same remark in a quest to "transform" our country?  Have we not heard a hypnotized liberal electorate make that same statement on numerous occasions?

With our establishment as a nation being well over 200 years old now,  things like liberty and freedom just don’t seem to be a major concern anymore.  Many have taken those things for granted.  I think many folks are caught up worrying about health care, wars, crime, terrorism, and the rising prices of gas and food.  With all these issues, people today don’t really think that they have time to worry about the principles of declaring independence from another country, or even the basic notions of liberty and freedom that were the driving force for our Founding Fathers.  After all, we have been independent from another country’s reign for well over 200 years now.

The concern that I have with many of these current attitudes is that it represents an overall sense of complacency toward the ideals upon which this county was built.  I am deeply concerned because our current generation of voters will be more than willing to trade some of our liberties and freedoms for promises of “change” and further socialism instead of looking for ways for us to be strong in the world's eyes once again.  I think too many people are looking at the short term gratifications, without regard to the negative effects that trading certain liberties has on our security.

I hope that as we approach our Presidential election in 2016,  Americans everywhere can take pause to be reminded of the principles that our Founding Fathers used to build this country.  I hope that we can choose the candidate who best represents those principles while preserving our liberties and security.  And when the President Elect takes the oath of office on inauguration day, I hope that he seriously thinks about the oath he is taking to “…preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” and truly, sincerely, and heartily  means it rather than just “saying” the words because “nobody talks like that anymore.”

Ted Cruz - 2016!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

July 4, 2015 Message: Be Vigilant

So with all the talk about FBI and law enforcement being on high alert for possible "lone wolf" attacks this holiday weekend, I guess I should clarify what I have been telling folks.

Be vigilant. That doesn't mean be afraid or stay home. Attend rallies, patriotic displays, and get out with your neighbors and communities. Just keep your head on a swivel and be aware of your surroundings. If something doesn't look right, trust your instincts.  Your gut is usually right.  

I firmly believe that part of the terrorist tactic is to make people afraid, and make us modify our behavior.  Modifying our behavior takes away part of our freedom.  And our freedom is part of what they hate about us.  If they can get us to modify how we act, get us to fear, and get us to limit our own freedoms, then in many ways they have won.

On July 4, 2015, I will be where I normally am on any other July 4: I will be on the Kechter overpass, over I-25 in northern Colorado, waving my flag for the interstate traffic. Then I will be at the park for various festivities. I may even drive around just to see what's going on in various places.

Just because I happen to have my regular carry gun on my hip, a rifle and tactical shotty (and ammo), my body armor, my crash kit, and all my other emergency gear in the back of my vehicle, doesn't make me afraid. It makes me prepared.  I am willing to be there to back up law enforcement, if the worst should happen near me.  And I am willing to protect my fellow citizens as well.

I highly doubt that anything will happen this weekend. But if it does - Game On!