Saturday, July 14, 2018

California DOJ Withdraws "Assault Weapon" Registration

As I posted with a Daily Shooter video the other day, the website set up by California DOJ to allow California citizens to register "assault weapons" and "bullet button" rifles was a massive failure.  

A poorly designed government website set up to mandate that people register for something goes down due to too much traffic... gee.... sound familiar?

"The FPC and several other Grun Rights groups are suing the DOJ over the mishandling of the registration process which kept some people attempting to register their rifles from doing so by the July 1 deadline.  Also the DOJ withdraws "Assault Weapon" ban regulations from OAL."

The California DOJ had to pull their requirement for registration due to these massive failures and because of lawsuits pressed by various gun rights organizations.  While this is a win for our side, we must not get complacent, and we must remember that these leftist state and local governments will simply find a new way to infringe on our rights.

Bottom line:  when we see states and local governments trying to implement this unconstitutional gun control crap, we need to keep pressing, and we need these gun rights groups to which we are donating to make a full court press with the lawsuits.  We can win, and we must keep winning.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Criminals Are Calling YOU a Criminal

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Mandatory "assault weapon" registration.  The government sets up a website and then mandates that you register.  Then when law-abiding citizens try to do whats mandated of them and register, the site crashes and then they can't register.  They wake up the next day as criminals.

Soldiers are serving our country overseas.  Their guns are at home with their spouse and family.  They try to register, but the site is down.  It is crashing because too many people are trying to register.  They can't access the website.  Their family does not know what to do.  They then come home from deployment and are now criminals.

Mandatory registration on a government website that crashes on when many people access it.  Sound familiar?  Well, that's a tale we are all too familiar with.  I'll complain about that another time.

This is happening in California.  But is soon coming to your state.  I agree with what The Daily Shooter mentions in the video below:  Registration is a bad idea.  I certainly won't be registering if this kind of law comes to my state.  I will use whatever loophole I can find to be legal in other ways.  This is the law in California and I expect similar laws in my state of Colorado.  These laws will spread to other states, if the gun grabbers have their way, and I fully expect that the anti-gun groups will be pressing hard to pass these laws everywhere. 

Now what makes this whole thing worse is that this same government website was set up with (in my opinion) criminally negligent practices and structure.  The data breach, unauthorized access to other people's registration information, and an unavailable website are all yet another example of feckless processes by a government who hates gun owners.

So what can WE do?!  For one thing, get out there and support your local and national gun rights groups.  Talk to your neighbors, family, and friends, and get them out to vote!  Blog, send emails, get active on social media, and write articles for your local newspapers.  Attend pro-gun rallies. Spread the truth by any means necessary.  If we can't turn this around BEFORE bad politicians become elected, then these horrible laws will be rammed down our throats and we will ourselves one day wake up to find that we are criminals.

The lunatics are running the asylum.  The criminals are holding the keys to the prison.  They pontificate about guns, lie about statistics, spool up an ignorant public, and then pass laws born of a complete lack of knowledge about firearms.  They make criminals of their citizens.  Pathetic!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Unconstitutional "Red Flag" Laws

This is why these "Red Flag" laws must be opposed at every turn: 

 "Resident snowflakes of the knee-jerk town complained that the man openly carrying made them feel uncomfortable and unsafe. I looked for and could not find anything in the open carry statutes that mentions a prohibition of making other people feel uncomfortable and unsafe." 

 It's what I've been saying all along: Some poor snowflake gets a wild hair up their ass and reports you for something just because they feel like it. 

 They see you driving down the street with NRA stickers on your car? Well, they just follow you home, find out where you live, and then fabricate some story about road rage or something. Boom! You are disarmed. 

 Your neighbor doesn't like your dog barking? Boom! Fabricate a story about you using your dog to threaten them. You are disarmed.

The way these people lie and cry about everything, they can disarm a whole nation by making stuff up when these stupid and thoughtless unconstitutional laws are in place.

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The Second Amendment is second in importance only to the First!!!  Indeed, it's the Second Amendment that allows the general population to defend all the rest of them from any attempt at tyranny.

"While the people have property, arms in their hands, and only a spark of noble spirit, the most corrupt Congress must be mad to form any project of tyranny."

Rev. Nicholas Collin, Fayetteville Gazette (N.C.), October 12, 1789

The following is a quote from James Madison sixteen (16) months before he introduced the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1789.

"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of."

James Madison, The Federalist No. 48, February 1, 1788

Monday, May 07, 2018

"Weapons of War" - REALLY?!

To the legions of mindless liberal lawmakers and other progressive minions who keep pontificating to us about these so-called "weapons of war" that should not be on our streets, here's the deal: The Second Amendment is NOT about hunting, and the issue of whether or not AR-15s should be in the hands of law-abiding citizens is not yours to dictate until you are successful at changing the U.S. Constitution (but you can give 'er the ole' college try...).  The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Second Amendment to be an individual right, and the Second Amendment itself is pretty clear: "...shall not be infringed."

Sure seems to me that we have the right to self-defense, period!  And it's not up to you to tell us what we can and cannot use for that purpose.  Like Dom says in the video below, the AR-15 is an easy weapon to use.  Well, easy for most of us, anyway  And I personally prefer to have a weapon that I can put in the hands of any friend or family member and have them vanquishing our attackers quickly.

But if we're going to debate reasons for why we need a weapon such as the AR-15, the reason we need these so-called "weapons of war" is because YOU put us at war.

YOU put us at war with the thousands of MS-13 and other gang members that you let across our border and release from our prisons every single day.
YOU put us at war with ISIS and other terrorists by your constant appeasement and putting their well being over the well being of our citizens.

YOU put us at war with a criminal element that YOU refuse to prosecute and take off of our streets.

YOU put us at war by enabling and inciting your ANTIFA goons to show up at our peaceful rallies and speaker venues to cause mayhem, destroy property, and attack our attendees.

YOU put us at war with an insane philosophy of making new gun laws, but yet you refuse to enforce the laws you already have on the books.

And YOU put us at war with YOU! By your constant meddling in our business and over-stepping your bounds, and your practice of constantly protecting criminals and referring to We The People as the enemy.

So here's a little snippet about the weapon you hate so much. I hope your head explodes watching this.

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The following is a quote from James Madison sixteen (16) months before he introduced the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1789.

"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of."

James Madison, The Federalist No. 48, February 1, 1788

Sunday, May 06, 2018

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We need your help!  There is no doubt that the 2018 legislative session in the state of Colorado and the nation is going to be tough on gun rights.  There is still yet a lot of work to do to save our rights and our future as gun owners.  The new gun-friendly administration has been elected, but they are under fire and being attacked by those not friendly to our rights as citizens to defend ourselves.  In fact, those wishing to take back power have even promised groups such as the "Brady Bunch" that they are will work on new gun control measures behind the scenes now and enact them once they are in power.  And unfortunately, their newly emboldened base consists of some of the most anti-gun, anti-self-defense people in history. 

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The Second Amendment is second in importance only to the First!!!  Indeed, it's the Second Amendment that allows the general population to defend all the rest of them from any attempt at tyranny.

"While the people have property, arms in their hands, and only a spark of noble spirit, the most corrupt Congress must be mad to form any project of tyranny."

Rev. Nicholas Collin, Fayetteville Gazette (N.C.), October 12, 1789

The following is a quote from James Madison sixteen (16) months before he introduced the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1789.

"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of."

James Madison, The Federalist No. 48, February 1, 1788

My Philosophy

I believe that our Second Amendment rights afford us as law-abiding citizens the ability to own firearms, and we should be able to use the tools that we see fit to protect ourselves, our families, and our property.  The immortal and often debated meaning of the words of the Second Amendment "A well-regulated militia..." was intended to mean that all citizens have the right and responsibility to bear arms in protection of self, family, and country.  "Well regulated" at the time, meant well trained and disciplined.  We believe that the meaning and spirit of those words are just as relevant today.  Our citizens should be well trained, but "...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." 

"The Gonz" is a Fort Collins-based political and gun rights activist, NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, and Law Enforcement AR-15/M-16/M-4A1 Armorer, and NRA Recruiter specializing in fostering gun rights and firearms safety.  We emphasize firearms safety and are strong advocates of a law-abiding citizen's right to own firearms for self-defense, hunting, and sporting purposes.  If you live in the Northern Colorado area, please ask how I can help you with all your firearms training needs.  By joining the NRA today, you are helping me to muster the vital resources needed to ensure that these rights are here for our children and future generations to come.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Push Through, No Matter What!

I wrote a one-liner on one of my social media timelines yesterday, and it occurs to me that I should probably explain myself.  First of all, this is the type of post that I don’t enjoy writing.  I am usually a very private person and don’t like putting myself out there, as it were. I know that some of my friends in social media land, however, are dealing with their own struggles, many of which far surpass anything that I am currently dealing with.  I just wanted to tell you my story, though, so that those of you who are struggling can know that there is hope and that you’re not alone.

My post simply said “Push through, no matter what!” and was meant to convey my need to make myself do something that I was too tired to do, but reflects what I feel about many daily activities these days.

Last week, I was given some potentially bad news as a result of some annual lab tests.  The doctor wants to do more tests, but the numbers so far indicate that I am in Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).  Stage 5 is renal failure.  I have many of the typical Stage 3 symptoms such as pain, fatigue,  loss of appetite, and some nausea.  I’ve had those for a while – they were masked by other things as well as my own ignorance, it’s just that now I have an explanation.  So basically, I suddenly went from planning for retirement to planning for how much longer I can prolong what kidney function I do have and planning for the possible eventuality of needing dialysis and/or a kidney transplant.

Put the tear-ducts on simmer!  This isn’t immediately life threatening yet.  The Stage 5 kids on dialysis are the superheroes.  My friend who is a cancer patient is my superhero.  They are fighting a much more serious and immediate battle than I am.  In fact, there are many others much worse off than I am, and I hope I can muster the bravery that they show every day when I get to the stage where this is life-threatening.  

I’m not worried about this.  These latest events have, however, caused me to pray more and get into God’s word more.  He has put my mind at ease, which tells me that it is my job and obligation to fight this disease, and I know that I won’t be fighting it alone.  I find a great deal of comfort in that.  This disease is not curable, and kidney damage cannot be reversed.  It can be slowed down, but eventually, it will get worse and my kidneys will stop doing their job altogether.  

In light of all that, I believe in a God who has a plan for me, so it is my job to do His will and carry on.  It is also my job to be a good patient and make the jobs of my health-care providers as easy as possible so that they can help me.  I see my role here as being an example for those around me of what God’s mercy can do, and be the type of patient whom my health-care providers do not dread seeing.  Being a faithful warrior and a good sailor, in other words.

So back to the point about pushing through no matter what:  At Stage 3 CKD, fatigue, pain, and sometimes nausea are a significant part of my day.  This is on top of the chronic pain that has been a big part of my life for years and years.  What does this all mean for me to “push through” while I am fighting this disease, on top of the chronic pain issues that are already a part of my life?  This has just drastically increased my need to force myself to do things is all.

  • When I feel like calling in sick, I remember that I am responsible for my team, so I go to work anyway.
  • When I’m too tired to go to the gym, I remember that building my strength to fight this is important, so I go anyway, stay on the bike for 5 or 10 more minutes than usual, and add 5 or 10 more pounds to the weight machine than usual, maybe do one more set.
  • When I don’t feel like teaching a class, I remember my obligation to other people and then go teach it anyway.

  • When I am too tired to go to Bible Study, I remember that I am as much a part of their life group as they are of mine, and I go anyway.

  • Too tired to play with the dogs?  I remember that they rely on their hoomans, and don’t ask for anything from us other than love and attention.  So I play with them and take them for a walk anyway.  I also have to remember that they give me way more comfort than I can imagine right now.

  • At Stage 3, I am still allowed to donate blood.  It takes longer to recover (now I know why) and the fatigue is significant, but giving blood saves lives and actually cleans some things out of my system. So I will continue to do so every 56 days until told otherwise by the doctors.

  • It means giving up certain foods that I really enjoy and changing my diet so that I can prolong my kidney function as long as possible.

  • It means that when I am a real grouch because of the pain and fatigue and the people in my life ask me how I’m doing or ask me for something that they need, I smile and say “doing well, thanks,” ask them what I can do to help them, then do it cheerfully.

At the end of the day, I feel fortunate to be able to do those things, and am better off for it when I do.  I guess I am preparing for the day that I may have to present myself as the most strong, healthy, and viable candidate possible for a transplant or at least one of the more desirable methods of dialysis possible.  Being someone who will be grateful for and a good steward of the things that will prolong my life is important to me.  

I’m not telling you all this because I need to start my own pity party.  On the contrary.  I wanted to tell you of the joy that there is in trusting the Lord and having hope.  I am telling you this because I want you to know that getting news like this does not have to put one in a state of depression or worry.  For one thing, at least in my case, it explains a bunch of unknown symptoms I was having for a while, and now I know what is causing them.  Knowing the enemy allows you to fight a more educated and surgically executed battle. 

I believe in an almighty God who allows these storms in our lives but then comes alongside us to guide us through them and show us just how powerful His love and mercy really are.  I joined a great support group, and am getting a treasure trove of very useful information on how to adjust my life so that I can deal with this.  I have my church Life Group to lean on for help.  One of our members is a cancer patient, so I see my problems as paling in comparison to his, but now I have more empathy so that we can lean on each other and fight these battles together.  I have family members who care.  I see all of these things, including the disease itself, as additions and blessings to enrich my life experiences.

This whole thing seems to be taking away the cavalier attitude I had about a lot of things and causes me to cherish my daily activities a lot more.  It means that I can’t look at other people the same way anymore and that I have to stop being such a jerk to those around me.  I need to show more patience and kindness to others.  Many people are way worse off than I am, so I need to be more mindful of that.  

God has this way of knocking us upside the head by giving us things like this and bringing us back to what is important.  He has certainly done that to me, and I am so thankful that He has and I praise His name for waking me up.  And if/when the disease finally wins, it will have won over my earthly body, but God will have my soul.  I believe there is a Heaven, and I believe that it is more wonderful than my human mind can imagine.

In writing this, I just wanted you all to have hope that no matter what you’re going through, you don’t have to go through it alone.

As for you, kidney disease, I have only one thing to say to you:  Contact Front!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Do You See Where This Is Going?!

It's bad enough that we have people who know nothing about firearms, how they work, or what they are used for but are still lecturing us about them. Their "logic" (or total lack thereof) when discussing what kinds of firearms should be in the hands of regular citizens just escapes me.  But what's really terrible are the purposeful lies that are told about these inanimate objects, as well as the lies that are continuously told by the left and their mouthpiece, the media.

"Guns are killing machines. They are meant to kill as many people as quickly as possible. They are weapons of war!"

Really? Well, I guess if we are talking about citizens having firearms for the purposes expressed by the founders, then my response to that is:

"Well... Yeah! That's kind of the point, right?! That we protect ourselves with an implement that is as proficient at doing so as the implements that our opponents would use against us."

Actually - guns were built for one purpose, and one purpose ONLY: To use mechanics to ignite the powder charge in an ammunition cartridge that fires a bullet. Where that bullet goes is a matter of the heart and intent of the operator.

But the liberal/progressives and their gun grabbing mentality don't see it that way. The liberal/progressive civilians are afraid of guns and want them banned because they are scary, hurt their feelings, and any number of other naive reasons. The liberal/progressive politicians want to ban guns, they say, to protect the frightened sheep, and give them a sense that their politicians are "doing something."

But really and truly, they want to ban guns because they are afraid of guns simply because guns give the intelligent and freedom loving citizen a means by which to protect themselves, from said politicians.

So the progression of gun bans will follow:

"AR-15s are weapons of war. They can shoot 5,000 bullets per second from 30 caliber clips. They are the same weapons used by police and soldiers. They are meant to kill large numbers of people quickly. They should not be on our streets. They must be banned."

"All semi-automatic weapons only exist to kill as many people as possible as quickly as possible. They are weapons of war. They should not be on our streets. They must be banned."

"Revolvers are the same kinds of guns used by some police departments. Therefore, they are only meant for police use. They should not be on our streets. They must be banned."

"Bolt action rifles are the same ones used by military and police snipers. They only exist for killing people from 5 miles away. They are weapons of war. They should not be on our streets. They must be banned."

"Shotguns are the same weapons used by riot police. Therefore, they are only meant for police use. They should not be on our streets. They must be banned."

Do you see where this is going? Ban one, then the next kind becomes the evil "weapon of war" on the street. Then ban the next, and the next, until all guns are banned.  What will you protect yourselves with then?  Rocks?  Then they'll ban those.

Dear BB Brain Politicians: Our Second Amendment was written EXACTLY because citizens need the same types of weapons used by the police and military to protect ourselves from YOU. So back off!

Dear Absentee Citizens: Get off your asses and get active and support candidates who support liberty. If you don't, don't gripe to me about your guns being taken away.  And don't gripe to me when your freedom disappears.  I won't be there to help you.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Don't Lecture Me About Gun Control!

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I am tired of being lectured to by people with no moral compass, and who protest against violence while committing violence against others. I am tired of people who are oblivious to reality but try to presume to create my reality.  I am tired of people who refuse to do the right thing themselves lecturing me about what I can and cannot use to do what I think is the right thing to protect my family, friends, and community.  And I am tired of ignorant people blaming law-abiding and decent people for all of their troubles.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

We Need to Ban – EVERYTHING!

And once again… The battle cry to ban certain types of guns and besmirch the NRA fills the airwaves and dominates news headlines.  NRA members are once again accused of being some kind of blood-thirsty savages who go around killing everyone in sight just for fun.  But of all of the other scourges infecting our society such as drunk driving, obesity, medical malpractice, and careless driving, we never once hear people crying to ban the object that is used to perpetrate these horrible things.  Nor do we ever hear of people complaining about or accusing entire groups of people or the organizations that support alcohol manufacturing, food safety, medical associations, cell phone manufacturers or car manufacturing unions.   In those cases, we always go after the SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS who commit these types of heinous acts, as it should be.
But when a shooting occurs, the media, politicians, and uninformed, gullible people who know nothing about firearms in the first place go after the NRA, NRA members, firearms manufacturers, and the guns themselves.

OK – so to be fair, then:

“We need to ban cars!  Cars are driven by drunk drivers and are used to kill people way too many times.”

“We need to ban knives, forks, and spoons!  Obesity is killing too many people, and these tools are allowing too many people to eat too much, get fat, contract diabetes, and die.”

“Too many kids are getting into accidents and killing people texting while driving, therefore, we need to ban all cell phones and sue Apple.”

“Medical malpractice and botched surgeries are taking way too many lives.  All doctors and nurses should be sent to prison.”

“Those big, black, Dodge Challengers and Chevy Corvettes are way too fast and scary looking.  No one needs a 500 horse-power car or a car with racing stripes.  We need to ban them!  Death to Dodge and Chevrolet workers, now!”

All of those statements above sound pretty silly, don’t they?  Those statements make exaggerated and generalized accusations and call for completely irrational actions against an entire industry or group of people, the vast majority of whom don’t even commit these horrible actions.  So why is it, then, that people accept it as normal to cry and advocate to ban a certain type of rifle because of the way it looks or how it is misused?  Why do we allow law-suits against firearms manufacturers to go forward?  Why is it acceptable to go after the NRA for crimes that none of their members committed?

More ridiculous statements (myths) and my answers:

STATEMENT: “No one needs these weapons of war!”

ANSWER: First of all, the Second Amendment is not part of the Bill of Needs, it is part of the Bill of RIGHTS.  And furthermore, individual ownership of the same weapons possessed by a tyrannical government or police entity is EXACTLY why the Second Amendment was written.

STATEMENT: “No one needs 30 bullets to go hunting.”

ANSWER: True.  Any hunter worth his/her weight only needs one per animal. But the Second Amendment wasn’t written to protect us in case the deer decide to attack us.

STATEMENT: “The Second Amendment only applies to muskets.”

ANSWER: OK, then. The First Amendment only applies to the writing instruments available at the time it was written.  Write me a letter stating your opinion about the Second Amendment on parchment using a quill pen, and have it delivered to my house via pony express.  I will then be glad to debate you and tell you why you are wrong.

STATEMENT: “The NRA is responsible for this!  The NRA has blood on its hands.  The NRA is a powerful gun lobby that buys off politicians.  And NRA members are the advocates of these horrible deeds simply by owning these weapons.”

ANSWER: The NRA is the largest advocate of gun safety on the planet.  The NRA has spent huge amounts of money and staff hours developing gun safety and education programs.  The NRA has spent far less money in a 20 year period supporting political campaigns than union organizations such as SEIU have spent on (mainly Democrat) campaigns in a single year.  And finally, the NRA is made up of over 5 million regular CITIZENS who simply want their Second Amendment and self-defense RIGHTS protected.

At the end of the day, this isn’t merely a matter of frightened people who are scared by these “weapons of war” or being attacked in their schools crying out for help and honest action.  It’s a political agenda, plain and simple.  One that is being advanced on the backs and blood of the victims of these horrible incidents.  I would even go so far as to say that all of the hyperbole and feigned outrage about guns is done by the very people who detest personal property ownership and individual liberty.  Banning guns is even a tenet right out of Saul Alynski’s “Rules For Radicals” and the communist group ANTIFA’s instruction manual. 

It’s hard to fight a radical agenda that is being forced on you when you’ve been disarmed.  Gun ownership of ANY types of guns does not align with the desired goals of these people.  But they start small.  Banning firearms accessories, then banning certain types of guns, then banning more types of guns, then banning ALL guns.  Attacking groups, attacking people who don’t think as they do, and then committing violence against the people who won’t comply with their agenda are all part and parcel of the program.  That’s how it’s done.

Stay aware.  Stay armed.

Friday, February 16, 2018

When You See Something, Say Something! (But Don’t Expect Any Action)

Another school shooting and the usual suspects didn’t waste any time whatsoever getting the public and the media spun up by pontificating about how more gun control would have prevented this.  It’s the guns.  It’s the gun lobby.  It’s the NRA.  It’s Christians.  President Trump did it by reducing taxes.  According to Chelsea Handler, it’s Republicans. It’s conservative ideology.  Everyone else who the liberal left does not agree with is at fault except for the individual who did this.  More emotionally charged rants from politicians and the elite who are no more qualified to talk about guns, gun crime, gun functionality, and proper gun usage than they are to talk about the proper use of kindergarten scissors. “But we gotta do SOMETHING!”  Remember that?  More “common sense” gun control.  Remember that?

And then there is the mantra that when we see something, we should say something.  This is a great idea.  When we see the suspicious or unusual behavior, we should indeed say something and try to prevent this type of thing from occurring. 

So when can we actually start?  When will we be able to do it in such a way that it will be acted upon? When someone does say something, what happens next?  This guy’s social media pages were full of unusual and disturbing posts.  His behavior in that school led to him being expelled.  But what other action was taken? In several recent cases, the indicators of this type of behavior were there, someone did say something, but no action was taken.  In a recent Walmart shooting in Colorado, for example, Wyoming law enforcement had notified Colorado law enforcement about the individual, but it was ignored.  ANTIFA is in the news constantly, and they don’t even hide their propensity for violence.  When do they get acted upon?

According to one Fox News article, Mississippi Bail Bondsman Ben Bennight reported a comment that the killer made on his (Bennight’s) YouTube channel stating that he (the killer) was going to become “a professional school shooter.”  This was reported to the FBI.  What did the FBI do next?  They contacted Bennight and took down some information from him.  But beyond that, nothing, evidently.  There is no mention of the killer being flagged or further investigated.  According to this article, the cops were sent to this guy’s house 36 times, and all these warning signs were MISSED?

On his morning radio show on February 15, 2018, Northern Colorado 600 KCOL’s Jimmy Lakey hit the nail on the head.  The PC culture created by the left has made it nearly impossible to say something and have it taken seriously.  We are told not to judge others.  We are told to be more accepting and understanding of whatever problems they may be having.  We are told not to say anything about others that might offend or cause them to feel singled out.  We are to be more loving and inclusive.  The problem is that when we do say something unless it is to report conservatives and gun owners, we are immediately shut down by PC liberals who are afraid of stepping on someone’s (translation: other liberals’) sensitivities.

On Laura Ingraham’s TV show on February 14, 2018, her guest, Israeli- American former IDF member and anti-terrorism expert Aaron Cohen indicated that this is a security and risk problem, not a gun problem.  I couldn’t agree more.  We need to harden the target.  Thorough and complete risk assessments on each and every school, locked doors, having well developed and thoroughly tested processes and procedures in place, and having other strong defensive measures in place will go a long way towards protecting our children.  Emotionally charged rhetoric and harsh, accusatory language against Conservatives, Christians, and NRA Members, however, is not right or useful.

The liberal left, on the other hand, thinks that the solution is taking away guns from people who don’t commit these atrocities.  Easy for them to say.  The liberal elite politicians and millionaires are all surrounded by people with guns to protect them.  Sean Hannity, Sheriff David Clarke, and others have advocated putting armed retired military and law enforcement in the schools for years now, and even arming teachers to be there to take action the minute these incidents happen.  But the frightened liberals will have none of that.  What is good for the elite does not seem to be good enough for the children of us common folk.  And regular, decent and law-abiding conservative Christian people in general who have guns are a threat to the elite and their ability to keep power.  Haven’t seen much in the news about them going after ANTIFA’s weapons and radical behavior.  Have you?

At the end of the day, the left couldn’t care less about the victims.  They just want more gun control and will do anything to get it, including spooling up public hatred of inanimate objects, NRA members, conservatives, and any other members of the public who do not think as they do.  If they did actually care about human life, then they would stop murdering innocent babies with reckless zeal.  And I don’t at all tolerate them telling us to say something when we see something and then daring to lecture us on gun control.  When we do just that, the system does absolutely NOTHING about it.  Their system and propensity for making more useless laws is the problem, not the guns or law-abiding gun owners.

Thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Say “Gun Lobby” One More Time…

I DARE you!  I DOUBLE DARE you!  Seems I always hear the same old worn out talking points from the usual gun-control suspects about how our lawmakers are in bed with the so-called “Gun Lobby.”  Every time someone opposes the new gun control legislation, the gun control crowd is all up in arms (pun intended) about how the “Gun Lobby” is controlling everything.  When the NRA or one of the other gun rights groups gives money to support a pro-Second Amendment candidate’s campaign, it is always the corrupt “Gun Lobby” that is the root of all this evil.  The people spewing this nonsense somehow think that the “Gun Lobby” ONLY supports and is beholding to big business and manufacturers.  Or maybe they think the “Gun Lobby” is in the pocket of some cabal with no regard for the fact that actual people just want to protect and enjoy their rights.  Basically, when the people in gun grabber land don’t get their way, it’s resistance to the evil “Gun Lobby” that becomes their battle cry. 

 “OMG!  The ‘Gun Lobby’ just gave $500 thousand dollars to Senator Smith’s campaign.”

“This is outrageous!  The ‘Gun Lobby’ gave $200 thousand dollars to help defeat our latest gun control measure.”

“Congressman Carson is in bed with the ‘Gun Lobby.’  That is so corrupt that he would take money from a special interest!”

“The ‘Gun Lobby’ is raising millions of dollars to oppose ‘common sense’ gun regulations.”

“This is sad!  The ‘Gun Lobby’ is responsible for the mass shooting that just occurred…”

Evidently, these people don’t realize that the Second Amendment is an enumerated individual right in the U.S. Constitution.  Nor do they realize that these gun rights groups are huge and active because of their large citizen memberships.

I apologize that I can’t write this post in crayon so that those who don’t get it can understand.  But this so-called “Gun Lobby” of which the gun control crowd speaks, The National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, National Association for Gun Rights, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, and a whole host of others, is made up of over five million American Citizens!  That’s right!  We The People are members and make up the body of this so-called “Gun Lobby.”  We are members of these organizations because we are up against very rich and powerful people who oppose gun rights, and we know that the only way that we can win is to join together in a unified voice, and leverage the political and legal clout of these gun rights organizations to help preserve our RIGHTS. 

We pay dues and give donations to these organizations with the full expectation that they will use their muscle on our behalf to help elect pro-Second Amendment candidates, and strongly oppose draconian gun control measures.  So if you are going to claim that the so-called “Gun Lobby” is giving money to these efforts, then my response is: “You’re darn right they are!”  They are doing exactly what We The People, We The Members, and We The CITIZENS are paying them to do.  They are doing their JOB!

Oh, and by the way, the “Gun Lobby” does not cause any of these mass shootings for which the “Gun Lobby” seems to get the blame.  Those are done by sick and broken INDIVIDUALS.  And it’s funny: practically none of these mass murderers are ever NRA members.  Imagine that!

Not that any in the gun control culture will acknowledge these truths, or admit to their own hypocrisy.