Thursday, January 29, 2015

Praxis: Berdan to Boxer Conversion Method

This is not something I'd want to do every day but it is nice to know that it can be done.

Government-monopoly-of-violence advocates upset at Emily Miller.

Gun Control Group Wants Reporter Fired For Speaking At A Pro-Gun Rally. CSGV, you may recall, are the same collectivists who argued that Jews shouldn't have used armed resistance against the Nazis and called me an "insurrectionist."

Never forget.

Night Will Fall

An interesting proposal. "'We will cut off your head in the White House': ISIS threatens to behead Obama."

For some reason this reminds me of the time back in 90s when we got word that the ATF was planning a dynamic raid on some very nasty local Kluxers. Now we didn't like or agree with them (to put it mildly), nor did they appreciate us, but as near as we could determine they didn't deserve extra-judicial execution at the hands of Waco Jim Cavanaugh's ninja cowboys. (Waco Jim ran the Birmingham office of ATF at the time, a job he got in reward for his perjury at the Waco hearings.)
Still, we were talking about what to do and none of us was particularly enthusiastic about coming to the defense of the Klan. Finally, one of the fellows in the back of the room held up his hand and said, "I know what we can do." He paused for dramatic effect. "Let's just show up five minutes late and avenge their deaths."
The room broke up, as did I.
NOTE: The previously posted comment by COL Robert "Mad Bob" REDACTED on this subject has been redacted as a joke in poor taste. I am on record as insisting that the persons of the current and former presidents of the United States should be protected, at least until after any future war crimes trials may decide differently. ;-)

Gottlieb is always ready to compromise away your rights as long as it seems "reasonable" -- this time on "smart guns."

The Smart-Gun Debate Comes to Washington State
The poll, jointly commissioned by Washington CeaseFire and the San Francisco-based Smart Tech Challenges Foundation, found that 40 percent of interviewed gun owners said they would consider exchanging their conventional guns for smart guns. Heck, even Second Amendment Foundation’s Gottlieb says he theoretically likes the idea. “If someone could come up with a smart gun that was reliable and workable, I would buy it tomorrow.”

CT bill would give residents another chance to have their guns confiscated

And now gun owners are supposed to be grateful to have another "opportunity" to direct the confiscation raiders to their doors? Thanks, but no thanks, Representative Miner.

Sounds like a bad 1970s movie.

Who is killing the great bankers of Europe?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

General Sebastian Snowflake, commander of the on-line prag army, criticizes Texas OC.

General Sebastian Snowflake, Commanding the Loyalist Order of Puling Pragmatists and NRA Apologists (Cyber Division) at Valley Forge.
Herschel Smith comments on "Texas Politicians Renege On Promise Of Open Carry Legislation."
If this all sounds like politicians making promises in order to get elected and then reverting collectivist after being elected, it’s because that’s exactly what happened. And as to the propaganda that this all has to do with those “obnoxious” open carriers, Sebastian fell for it hook, line and sinker.
Remember, before their little stunt, this was supposedly a done deal … So far all all the OC Tarrant County folks have accomplished this session is getting the legislature to install panic buttons, and scuttling a bill that looked like it had the legs to pass. What else will they manage to accomplish in this legislative session?
Right. They’re all a-skeered of the open carriers, enough to install “panic buttons.” It sounds to me like they aren’t a-skeerd enough. The legislators are supposed to be in our employ, and maybe what they need to see is more voters carrying guns.
Longtime readers may recall that Sebastian and I go way back, to July, 2008, when he denounced me as a "lunatic." My sin? Why I wrote this letter to the editor of the collectivist rag, the Madison (WI) Capitol Times:
Dear Editor:
Joe Bialek from Cleveland proposes the licensing and registration of all weapons currently in civilian hands. My question is, how exactly do you propose to do that, Joe?
There are some of us "cold dead hands" types, perhaps 3 percent of gun owners, who would kill anyone who tried to further restrict our God-given liberty. Don't extrapolate from your own cowardice and assume that just because you would do anything the government told you to do that we would.
Are you proposing to come yourself, or do you want someone else's son or daughter in federal service to take the risk? Are you truly prepared to stack up the bodies necessary to accomplish your plan? Seems a strange way to make a "safer society." More to the point, are you willing to risk your sorry hide to do it? No? I thought not.
Then quit proposing the next American civil war. We're done being pushed back from our natural rights without a fight. Be careful what you wish for.
Mike Vanderboegh
Pinson, AL

Dancing to the federal leviathan's tune. More from the integration of nominally state fusion centers.

National Fusion Center Model Is Emerging.

Federal Bill Would Make Owning Body Armor a Crime Punishable by 10 Years in Prison

Democratic members of Congress apparently aren’t going to be satisfied until American citizens are completely and utterly defenseless.
The author doesn't think the GOP and the NRA will sell us out on this one, but given past history that's not the way to bet.

Katie Pavlich: Will the next attorney general stand for the rule of law?

Not bloody likely or the woman wouldn't have been nominated by the criminals she's sworn to catch.

"Panicked super rich buying boltholes with private airstrips to escape if poor rise up."

Super rich hedge fund managers are buying 'secret boltholes' where they can hideout in the event of civil uprising against growing inequality, it has been claimed. Nervous financiers from across the globe have begun purchasing landing strips, homes and land in areas such as New Zealand so they can flee should people rise up. . . Robert Johnson, president of the Institute of New Economic Thinking, told people at the World Economic Forum in Davos that many hedge fund managers were already planning their escapes.

DEA Planned to Monitor Gun Show Attendees With License Plate Readers, New Emails Reveal

The April 2009 email states that “DEA Phoenix Division Office is working closely with ATF on attacking the guns going to [redacted] and the gun shows, to include programs/operation with LPRs at the gun shows.” The government redacted the rest of the email, but when we received this document we concluded that these agencies used license plate readers to collect information about law-abiding citizens attending gun shows. An automatic license plate reader cannot distinguish between people transporting illegal guns and those transporting legal guns, or no guns at all; it only documents the presence of any car driving to the event. Mere attendance at a gun show, it appeared, would have been enough to have one's presence noted in a DEA database.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Chicago pol paves way for Surgeon General Murthy to break phony pledge on guns.

“Nothing on their agenda—mandatory ‘universal’ background checks, mandatory ‘smart’ guns, regulating guns as consumer products, to name a few—is new except the recruitment of fervently anti-gun rights Surgeon General Murthy to carry the banner,” DRGO elaborated.

American Sniper is condemned by collectivists because they feel the crosshairs on their necks.

Dave Workman worries that as ‘American Sniper’ soars, critics will zero on ‘gun culture.’
While American movie-goers are making “American Sniper” a box office record-breaker, critics are sniping back, taking all manner of shots at the film, and one might wonder whether some of this distaste is perhaps due to a subconscious reaction to the central core of the film: the story of a man who was remarkably proficient with a rifle.
How long before anti-gunners start pushing to regulate “sniper rifles,” which might be that bolt-action deer hunting rifle in the gun cabinet, the one with the black or camouflage composite synthetic stock and a scope sight? Such rifles fire cartridges that are far more powerful, and certainly more lethal to big game animals, at greater distances than the so-called “high power assault rifles” panned at every opportunity by the mainstream press.
Personally, I can think of no more wonderful outcome than if the movie prompts the firearm prohibitionists to go after deer rifles. They mess with Elmer Fudd at their peril and frankly the Fudds could stand being reminded that we are all guests at this disarmament party.
I finally saw the movie the other day and my reactions were much as I had expected. There have been a lot of explanations about why this is a Rorschach test of the two different worldviews currently vying for dominance in this country, but I think I have a much simpler reason why collectivists like Michael Moore condemn the movie, often without seeing it.
The reason is hardly intellectual nor is it academic -- they feel the crosshairs on their own necks. They understand that sooner or later this appetite of theirs for other people's liberty and property and lives is going to come down to a test of firepower and marksmanship. They prefer to believe (without much evidence) that as long as Obama is in the White House that the firepower is on their side. But what they understand subconsciously is that firepower and numbers can be negated by properly targeted, accurate marksmanship. This is why Diane Feinstein is always going on about .50 caliber rifles being able to shoot through limousines and aircraft -- because that is where SHE lives.
Oh yes, the explanation is simple and visceral -- the notion of a young deer hunter becoming a skilled killing machine targeted at THEM, well, that is something that they fear above all things. No wonder they loathe American Sniper. In fact, I think I'll go see it again just to say I did. ;-)

About bloody time.

Bowe Bergdahl to be charged with desertion, retired officer tells Fox
“This is shaping up to be a titanic struggle behind the scenes,” he said. “Believe me, the Army here wants to do the right thing … And the White House, because of the political narrative, President Obama cozying up to the parents and because he, President Obama, releasing the five Taliban … The narrative is what the White House does not want to have come out.”
Later:

Gottlieb must be taking a hit in his donor base.

CCRKBA says it will support bill to repeal I-594. Really? Watch out, because Workman includes these weasel words:
Does Shea’s HB 1245 create false hopes for Washington rights activists? Possibly, considering the odds against getting the majority of lawmakers to go along, after which Gov. Jay Inslee would likely veto any repeal.

If you read nothing else today, read this: "Why the Washington State Gun Rights Fight is YOUR Fight."

This fight may be happening in Washington State, but it is not our fight. It is yours. We fight for Connecticut, for Arizona, for New Mexico and New York and California, and every other state currently targeted by gun grabbers and unconstitutional legislation. This is the fight of the American people. Michael Bloomberg and his ilk laid their foundation here in Washington, thinking that we were weak. I-594 may have passed here due to the apathy and misinformation of voters (including some gun owners), but the patriots here are not weak. If he and his friends—and the Washington State Legislators—think that we will lie down and accept our rights being taken from us…they are wrong. American patriots are armed…and we will remain armed. We will stand.

"Ain't a dime's worth of difference." More evidence, if any were needed about George Corley Wallace's dictum.

There ain't a dime's worth of difference between the Democrats and Republicans." -- George Corley Wallace, 1968.
Governor Starts Up State Run “Pravda” Style News-Service

More from the militarized force of occupation. One day they're going to need us and we won't be there because of this Mandate of Heaven crap.

Texas Police Arrest Cop Watchers, One for Being Armed, Even Though No Laws Were Broken
In what is becoming a heated battle in Texas, Arlington police arrested two men Saturday for standing across a four-lane highway recording officers making a traffic stop, including one man who was openly carrying a handgun on his waist, refusing to abide by their orders to put it back into his car.
However, under Texas law, Kenny Lovett, was completely within his legal rights to open carry a pistol considering it was a pre-1899 black powder pistol, an antique that is not even considered a firearm under federal regulations.
And we all know, they had the right to record from across the busy thoroughfare, but that didn’t stop police from arresting Joseph Tye as well, who was not even carrying a gun, but merely a camera.