January 11, 2013

Defend gun rights

Sign the petition.

Contact your local government and tell them to follow Wyoming’s lead.  Or Montana’s lead.

Loudly proclaim that you don’t care what some rigged politburo and its media propaganda arm insist upon, because they lack legal authority to take away an unalienable right, no matter what they can get some politicized activist court to say — a right, incidentally, Obama would of course keep for himself (though he doesn’t need get his own hands dirty, naturally), and one that his children, and the children of many of his prominent media enablers, enjoy.

Refuse to give up your natural right to protect yourself or your family from those criminals who will remain unaffected by any governmental usurpation of your individual rights — including making concessions on the cosmetic features of the weapons you own, or the capacity in their magazines.  You’ll just be setting yourself up for the slaughter, or at the very least, hoping that it doesn’t happen to you and yours.

Refuse to allow that some pigs are more equal than others.

Facts, common sense, and the Constitution are on our side.  The left and the gun-control lobby, for their part,  have ginned up demagoguery, emotionalism, an all-out propaganda and shake-down effort, and a willing imperial executive who demonstrably despises the Constitution — and We the People — on theirs.

This is a fight we can not afford to lose.  And we should be prepared to make that clear, for our children and our children’s children.

The Republicans in DC have remained largely silent.  Predictably.  Pragmatically.  After all, to speak up means they’re for the killing of little children! And that’s not who they are, no sir!  Besides, what’s wrong with some healthy compromise?

It’s time we face facts:  their opposition to big government is, among the establishment, a GOP party pose — a bit of theater to pretend that we still have a two-party representative republic, a way to raise money and bilk those who refuse to acquiesce overtly to the statist agenda and, desperate, go looking for a voice in government. Like the Democrats, the establishment GOP is about one thing: coming up with ways to win elections and secure power.  That they are remarkably bad at it is just a final bit of delicious irony.


note:  I have an appointment with a sports medicine doctor today to try to get my hand fixed.  I haven’t been able to do much of anything since before Thanskgiving, and I’d hoped that rest would heal whatever it is I did to my left hand and wrist.  No dice.

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Posted by Jeff G. @ 9:20am

Comments (16)

  1. Regarding Obazma’s lifetime Secret Service protection, he would no doubt readily answer “I won” to the question “Why — in light of the personal armed security you find you must have for the remainder of your life — why would you oppose a citizen’s right to use a handgun in protection of his life and property in his own home, yet not be ashamed to so loft your own importance and so diminish the importance of the life of the ordinary man?”

  2. My 70+ yr old mom is out purchasing a handgun this a.m.. It wouldn’t have helped her last year when she was mugged – she was struck from behind and had her purse dragged off of her (and she was dragged for the few seconds as she reflexively hung on) – but she & dad will have a ready self defense for other scenarios.
    Overall, I’m pleased that so many Americans are taking action, such as purchasing (all of the available) guns & joining the NRA. But we do need to direct more attention to the gun-controllers like Bloomberg, Hickenlooper, and Obama.

  3. OT: Obama to Deliver State of the Union on Lincoln’s Birthday

    Anyone else get the idea that he may be trying to start a civil war so he can, you know, be Lincoln?

  4. He’s been stirring up hatred amongst Americans since 2008. Civil war might be considered a feature, not a bug.
    (I recall Bill Clinton lamenting that the 1st 9/11 attacks didn’t happen on his watch because it would have given him the opportunity to be a great wartime leader. Disgusting.)

  5. The White House is working with its allies on a well-financed campaign in Washington and around the country to shift public opinion toward stricter gun laws and provide political cover to lawmakers who end up voting for an assault-weapons ban or other restrictions on firearms.
    [P]illars of his political network, along with independent groups, are raising millions of dollars and mapping out strategies in an attempt to shepherd new regulations through Congress.
    The groups, whose leaders are in regular contact with the White House, are working to enlist religious leaders, mayors, police chiefs and other influential constituents to lobby their local lawmakers in their home districts. The organizations also plan to stage rallies at congressional town hall meetings across the country in much the same way tea party activists mounted opposition in 2009 to Obama’s health-care overhaul.

    A trial run for the burgeoning campaign came this week when the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence ran hard-hitting ads in North Dakota and Capitol Hill newspapers against Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)
    “You have to get those members of Congress who think the easiest position is to be with the NRA to think that someone will walk up to them in the supermarket and say, ‘Why can’t we just have background checks?’?” said Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank helping to coordinate the effort. “They have to think of these as mainstream issues.”

    Other organizations active in the effort include liberal interest groups, labor unions and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which is led and financed by New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I).

    A political action committee, Americans for Responsible Solutions, was launched this week by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and has picked up seven-figure donations from major Democratic benefactors.

    Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, and Ron Conway, a leading Silicon Valley angel investor, are helping finance the Giffords group and will co-host a fundraiser in San Francisco this week, an organizer said. Two wealthy Texas lawyers, Steve and Amber Mostyn, told news outlets Wednesday that they had given $1 million to the organization.
    Earlier this week, senior White House aides organized a conference call with a roster of private foundations, some of which are funding polls, public ed­ucation campaigns and other anti-gun-violence­ initiatives.

    One of the groups was the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation, a major funder of gun-control programs that counted Obama as a board member from 1994 to 2002. Nina Vinik, director of the foundation’s anti-gun-violence initiative, said research suggests that the public is poorly informed about current gun laws.

    So let’s inform them, hard.

  6. The White House is working with its allies on a well-financed campaign in Washington and around the country to shift public opinion toward stricter gun laws and provide political cover to lawmakers who end up voting for an assault-weapons ban or other restrictions on firearms.

    How’s that working out so far? “NRA Adds 100k New Members in 18 Days.” I’m not going to advocate for caving in and letting them get away with everything they want, but if the White House and its allies want to burn their political and financial capital on this campaign, I’m kinda thinking we should let them keep at it for a while. I think Napoleon would agree.

  7. I think Napoleon would agree.

    Have you been reading Reynolds or Schlichter?

  8. On rule of law and equal treatment under the same:

    Gregory goes free “despite the clarity of the violation of this important law”

  9. The law must not be that important if they can afford selective prosecution.

    I’d be tempted to violate it on principle.

    “It’s just a metal/polymer box with a spring and some plastic!”

  10. The ‘Gregory goes free‘ news can’t be greeted with any surprise from our quarter, but it (the news) does indeed offer a sort of clarity, another sort than the D.C. prosecutor may have had in mind.

  11. It’s just a metal/polymer box with a spring and some plastic!

    Or all/almost all plastic and DIY.

  12. The necessary springs can be hand made from wire

    flat metal @ home depot

  13. Follow Up on Gregorygate:

    “David Gregory and wife knew D.C. Attorney General”


  14. Probably will put a target on my head, but I don’t have much to contribute otherwise. Might as well be yet one more dissident to draw in.