Posts Tagged ‘Gun Control’


February 28, 2018

Well, it happened again. Liberals are able to do what no marketing firm representing a manufacturer or vendor can do when it comes to raising gun sales volume. The more insanely they bellow about “high capacity clips”, “assault rifles”, “military weaponry” and “well regulated militia”, the higher gun sales volume goes.

Let us first be aware of the Second Amendment. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Liberals/progressives want to concentrate on the words “well regulated Militia”, forgetting that without arms any formal grouping is useless against a heavily armed tyrannical government. They also like to bring into the conversation the likeness of a musket to a semi-automatic rifle.

Here’s what happens to their “living/breathing document” argument.

For my money, if some despot leading the government authorizes the use of automatic rifles to suppress the citizenry, then “We the People” should have like weaponry to defend our freedoms. I’m okay with civilians having fully automatic weapons (now illegal in most states). Their non-combat use might be restricted to sanctioned ranges with heavy fines or imprisonment for unauthorized use beyond that scope. But, when the time comes, we must be able to defend our lives, our freedoms and our dignity by any means possible from those who choose oppression over freedom.

It is also imperative that each and every gun owner pass an accredited class in Basic Handling and Firearm Safety. While not advocating for another “tax” aka license, the school or instructor should issue a certification attesting to the attendee’s knowledge and ability to comply with reasonable standards. Today, to purchase a firearm, there is a very reasonable $10 fee for a federal background check. It’s the responsibility of the feds to collect and secure the required information for that $10 before issuing a permit to purchase.

We were told that giving up some of our privacy to enact the Patriot Act would allow federal agencies to interact with local law enforcement and share information to keep us safe. Well, our privacy and some of our liberties are now gone, yet there is still inadequate responsible information sharing to keep us relatively safe.

Let us not lose more with little to nothing in return.



February 19, 2018

Nikolas Cruz, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass murderer, was on medication to deal with “emotional fragility”.

Those who have read my previous writings on this subject are well aware of my take on synthetic pharmaceuticals. I am not a doctor or a pharmacist. I am a civilian citizen who is concerned about the number and types of things we are seduced into ingesting in the name of health.

I’ve been called out by medical model professionals of various disciplines who say that the benefits of FDA approved drugs far outweigh the negatives. To which I ask, “Yeah, what about all the violence and suicides committed by those on medications?” “Would those violent acts still have occurred without the mind altering introductions?” (Hypothetical because we’ll never know.)

Though the concentration today is on medications to overcome the symptoms of anxiety and depression, they are not my only concern. I have friends and relatives on as many as 19 drugs taken regularly…most commonly every day. Some of the drugs are to counter the side effects of the drugs taken to allay the side effects caused by other medications that are taken to mask the symptoms of a root problem.

In my view, synthetic pharmaceuticals are too often prescribed to move a patient out the door so that the doctor can record another patient visit. Most synthetic pharmaceuticals do nothing more than hide the symptoms of illnesses rather than treat or remedy the underlying problem. Some, if not all, have a list of “potential” negative side effects which are far worse than the problem displaying the symptoms they are meant to overcome. All too often, there is little in-depth monitoring of the patient’s reactions to the prescribed panacea.

Stephen Paddock, now of Las Vegas fame, was on Diazepam. According to the FDA, diazepam can produce “confusion, withdrawal symptoms, euphoria, increased anxiety, panic, irritability, delirium, aggressiveness/aggression, numbed emotions, instability, restlessness, agitation, inappropriate behavior, delusions, rage, hallucinations, nightmares, confusional or paranoid psychosis/psychoses” in up to 10 percent of users (and that estimate might be generously low). offers some answers to the horror of today’s society. Click on “A to Z drug list”, pick a letter, a drug, then scroll down to side effects and scare the hell out of yourself.

Almost every one of the mass killers and teen suicides of the past two decades have been using prescribed synthetic pharmaceuticals with horrendous potential side effects. A few well-known names associated with mass atrocities that you may recall are: Prozac, Ritalin, Effexor, Celexa, Paxil, Zoloft, Welbutrin. Those are the names of the real killers.

While the direct weapon most commonly used is a firearm, the list of multiple killings and suicides range among ropes, cars, trucks, knives, ice picks, baseball bats, 2x4s, hammers, screw drivers, machetes, explosives and on and on. Whatever is available when the medication kicks in becomes an instrument of choice.


July 18, 2016

Thanks in large part to our Community Organizer in Chief, ambushing police and riots are now commonplace. Violence abounds. There is unrest in every pocket and every major city across the nation and it is seemingly being promoted by our current administration and endorsed by his justice department.

Each time there is an incident in which innocents are killed, President Obummer addresses the nation and two things happen. First, there is an insincere placating to the families involved. Second, and almost within the same sentence, comes a statement about how Muslims or blacks (depending on the specific situation) have been oppressed since the beginning of time and therefore righteously rebelling against white men and police is justified and acceptable. He is effectively granting permission for violence and killing.

There are other forces contributing as well. If it isn’t directly political as in Hillary escaping an FBI criminal investigation where Director Comey publicly justified indictment yet set her free without such recommendation or Donald Trump hurling true but volatile remarks, it’s Black Lives Matter projecting animus toward law enforcement or the New Black Panther Party (one of the president’s favorites along with The Muslim Brotherhood) calling for the killing of all whites and cops. As soon as that settles, our president finds the words to enflame another situation.

This happened in Dallas recently because of two incidents involving police officers and black men. I have reviewed the publicly available videos of the shootings in both Baton Rouge. LA and St. Paul, MN. According to the footage made public, both might be considered questionable shootings. But that assessment is made on limited information.  I was not there for either and felt no fear for my own life.  We’ll know more as time develops the stories.

As of this writing, the police death toll in Dallas is five with seven other officers wounded. The gunman wearing an armored vest. An ambush in Baton Rouge has left three police officers dead and several wounded.

Police patrol and do their job enforcing laws with trepidation now because approaching any suspect can mean their death or maiming. Simply being on the street has seen 8+ of America’s brave lose their lives in the past two weeks. Thus, they act quickly and with angst. The reasonable concern for their own lives causes rapid aggression and reaction without forethought. The recent spate of ambushes can only cause quicker to reaction to a sudden movement or refusal to comply with their commands.

Radicals are taking over in anarchy, without forethought but with direction and guidance, subtle or outright, from the leaders of national organizations local authorities and our president and his justice department.

At least one report says that Democrat Cleveland Mayor, Frank G. Jackson, has issued a “Stand Down” order to his police force during the Republican convention. Essentially, he has given protesters permission to riot in the streets. It worked so well in Baltimore!

And, like Baltimore, this usually results in looting and burning local businesses. Tens of thousands of dollars in unnecessary destruction is likely to occur in Cleveland. The anarchy is escalating and currently looks like it will not stop soon. The disregard for law and order generally associated with third world and socialist and monarchal governed (redundancy acknowledged) countries is here.


June 25, 2016

Again and again we hear that citizens don’t need AR-15s or AK-47s or handguns with high capacity magazines. Those guns are not needed for hunting or sport shooting. Those guns are for nothing other than killing large numbers of people. And the people shouting those slogans are right.

The second amendment, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” was added for the sole purpose of protecting “We the People” from the potential of a tyrannical government.

What most people, on both sides of the gun rights or gun control issue, constantly miss is the preamble to the bill of rights; the first portion of which carries the importance and need for the first ten amendments.

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.

ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

The remaking of our speech, aka: politically correct speech, is a Marxist method of controlling the ignorant and under-educated government dependents by effectively negating the first amendment. Speaking with definition excludes certain potential members of a class. This is done for purpose. Example: “Radical Islamic Terrorists” defines a subset of individuals with a propensity for violence. It separates that group from moderate or peaceful Muslims. However, this administration wants you to believe that it in fact includes all Muslims. This purposeful conflation serves only the radical Muslim community – the ones who want nothing more than to convert or kill all who do not share their primitive views to the fullest.

Please excuse the previous digression, but it does also lend itself to the oncoming and overpowering dictatorial direction of the country. That direction is exactly why the founding fathers of this country deemed it necessary for the citizenry to be armed.

The founders reasoned that the people should have armament like that of any oppressor. Muskets and cap and ball pistols may have been the weaponry of the day, but they were the armament of both the citizens and the government. Today, we have more semi-trained government personnel (this includes the IRS, DHS, HHS, DOL, DOT, EPA, BLM, Departments of Agriculture and Commerce and many more), authorized to carry weapons than total Marine Corps personnel. The government is armed to the hilt with the best and most modern handguns, rifles and ammunition that your money can buy. And, they want nothing more than to remove any potential opposition to their usurped despotic authority.

It is the budding dictators and their uneducated ignorant lemmings who wish to disarm the patriots (“The duty of a Patriot is to protect his country from its government.”Thomas Paine)
of this land so that they can turn it into the likes of Venezuela, Greece, Cuba, China and the former U.S.S.R.

Vote for gun control only if you are at the top of the heap or you choose to figuratively shoot yourself in the foot with the last round legally available to the public for your defense.


January 22, 2016

It’s all in how you present it to the deaf and blind. Gun control is now gun safety. That way confiscation can occur in the name of protecting the populace.

As the sage orator of the Democrat party, Nancy Pelosi, so eloquently put it,“Well, I am a strong supporter of gun safety. I think almost everybody in our caucus would support — I don’t know that the president said ‘gun control.’ Because we don’t even — we are talking about responsible, reasonable, common sense background checks. Overwhelmingly the American people support that.”

I couldn’t help but notice that Hillary, during last Sunday night’s emphatic voice event, kept referring to common sense gun safety. It’s like the progressive left cannot say what they actually mean because even the public educated commoners will recognize the idiocy of their ideas.

According to the wacko left, gun safety is for no law-abiding citizen to own one. That is, unless they are protecting the President, his or her family, member of congress or the Hollywood elite or… Criminals will still have them because – well, they’re criminals.

Hell, even our military forces, trained in the proper use of weaponry are not allowed to have a side arm on base. And, they’re considered by the current tyrannous cabal to be potential terrorists after leaving the military.

During Bill Clinton’s reign in the 1990s the slogan of disguise was “it’s for the children”. It didn’t take long for people to realize the duping that was reducing their disposable income was newspeak for we’re going to unnecessarily tax the crap out of you with semi-believable falsehoods. We the People lost money and the children gained little to no benefit. BTW, government employees received substantial pay increases during that period. I guess it was for their children.

Even the word “progressive” is cover speak for socialist. The substance of the name has radically changed since its inception as government verbiage. Originally, it stood for eliminating corruption in government. Today it seems to be code for deceive and cajole the masses to benefit the elite overlords.

When the needy recognize that the war on poverty is covert language, doublespeak, for simply making them more comfortable and more controllable in their misery, they will change their voting patterns. That will mean disaster for the Democrat party which must keep them dependent on government. However, as long as public schools impart enough politically correct, biased and deceptive information it will keep them in check from an early age through mid-teens under the pretext of education.