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We know that President Trump relies heavily on the feedback he gets from MAGA rally crowds. If Second Amendment voters are keeping silent on gun control and just cheering at Trump’s rallies, he reasonably believes he has them on his side. So it is a great shame on every gun owner who showed up at the New Hampshire Trump reelection rally unprepared, with several friends, to start chanting “Keep Your Word!” That sound of silence was reasonably taken by President Trump as confirmation that he could talk his 2016 voters into any position he takes in 2019.
He was so cocky as to say “you have no choice but to vote for me.” The crowd should have chanted back “Romney, Romney, Romney, Keep Your Word, Keep Your Word, Keep Your Word.” They failed to push him back onto the rails, even though rally crowds have independently raised other chants.
“Trump will never step down.” “Nazis deserve to be punched.” Preview Open
“I used to be a registered Libertarian and I have the Gary Johnson yard signs to prove it.”
Think back into the past with me, back to the dark days of April, 2016. Bernie Sanders has become the first (and I believe only) American Presidential candidate to receive an invitation to meet with the Roman Pope, Hillary Clinton is lapping up primary elections like an old dog about to die, and that joke candidate from the 2012 Presidential election, Donald J. Trump, just won’t stop winning.
Now I have a question for 2A supporters. I have been a member of the NRA for a long time. Have thought about a lifetime membership, but could not ever afford it: I think I still have a year left on my last NRA renewal. Preview Open
Guns are not the problem. We are the problem.
If you look at the Wikipedia page about mass shootings in the US, you will find that five out of the seven accepted causes are psychological and cultural. Five. Out of Seven. Even they recognize that gun accessibility is only worth two points of discussion.
The common theme in this month’s Group Writing group is “Order”. I am interpreting “order” as analogous to “well-regulated”, specifically as in, “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.” I think it is time to […]
Shocked that the 9th ruled this way, but a win is a win. U.S. appeals court upholds right to carry gun in public Preview Open
I doubt there will ever be armed teachers on campus in my deep-blue school district. Be that as it may, my operational mind can’t help but wonder what “right” looks like regarding what the right combination of teachers and arms would be in the event of an active shooter threat at my school. We have […]
Now that two weeks have passed since the horrific events of Las Vegas have occurred, and discussion of the proposed ban of bump stocks – devices which allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic the continuous rates of fire that define automatic weapons – has fallen off the wider attention of the public, I’d like to propose […]
Reason has an interesting interview with Cody Wilson, the creator of The Liberator (love the name, an homage to an anti-slave newspaper of the same name.). Wilson is pushing ahead with a new project: the Ghost Gunner, a do-it-yourself milling machine that allows anyone to construct an unregistered AR-15 rifle in less than four hours. […]
The nation reels when our warfighters lose their lives. We are equal parts aghast and appalled when they lose them at home on our military installations. Military bases have been for many years some of the nation’s largest gun free zones. Those armed and empowered to protect our inalienable rights surrender one of their most precious […]
I want to give a shout-out to Fred Cole and Jon Gabriel for including the death of Philando Castile in the Daily Shot. While the Facebook video begins after the shooting, and the public has no evidence right now of exactly what transpired in the seconds leading up to the shots being fired, the alleged […]
Yesterday, Judge Frederick Sculling Jr. halted Washington D.C. permit requirement to prove that the applicant needs a “good reason” to carry a weapon. For all intents and purposes, this requirement makes it impossible for the overwhelming majority of law-abiding citizens to obtain licenses to carry handguns in public for self-defense, thereby depriving them of their […]
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/home-invaders-shoot-woman-during-home-invasion/33477032 http://www.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/wid/1_js4dtz4r/uiconf_id/12034901 Preview Open
And so it begins. Senators Feinstein and Boxer, both of CA, have introduced legislation to allow anyone to file a restraining order against a gun owner for pretty much any reason which would compel the police to ‘temporarily’ confiscate a person’s weapons. http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/06/06/Boxer-Feinstein-Capps-Introduce-Firearm-Confiscation-Legislation Preview Open