Hawaii Wants to Repeal the Second Amendment

The Senate in Hawaii voted the week of March 7th to propose repealing the second amendment to the Constitution. In their resolution (SCR) No. 42 Democratic lawmakers (no surprise there) assert that “In light of the numerous tragic mass shootings at schools, work places, and public events, this body believes that it is necessary to repeal or amend the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.” They want to amend the United States Constitution via article V to clarify what our right to bear arms really means.

They assert that the use of the term “well-regulated militia” was only intended to prevent the federal government from legislating away a state’s right for self-defense. They believe in the collective rights interpretation to the constitution not the individual right with regards to the second amendment.

Every other right in the bill of rights is individual except of course the second amendment.

Antonin Scalia wrote:

“The Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.”     

And of course, Thomas Jefferson said it this way in 1776 while drafting the Constitution for Virginia:

“No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms”

This has long been the desire of the totalitarian, despotic, Democratic party to disarm the citizens of the United States. We will see how far they push this scheme at the national level.

Read the full article here.

The Mass Shooting Myth about America

Most of us have heard the statement that America leads the world in mass shooting deaths. This has been the narrative for some time now. President Obama stated in 2015, “At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.” Again, this sentiment was echoed by Sen. Harry Reid when referencing a mass shooting that, “The United States is the only advanced country where this kind of mass violence occurs.”

This narrative has been propagandized and pushed via the media and liberal politicians for years, but it is a myth.

The myth stems from a study done by a University of Alabama associate professor Adam Lankford. John Lott had looked at the data and utilizing Lankford’s definition for mass shootings which is, “Four or more killed,” found over 3,000 such shootings, where Lankford had a total of 202 with America being responsible for 90 of those.

Here is a sample of the data from Lott’s findings.

You can see that there are many countries above the United States in this study.

The question is who is right, Lott or Lankford? Generally, there would be a discussion between scholars and their methodologies hashed out. However, in this case Lankford isn’t talking.  Can you imagine he refuses to explain his findings to anyone? Could it be because he lying? Lott refers to Lankford as practicing “academic malpractice.”

This erroneous study was rapidly disseminated around the country and became the accepted truth for most American’s.

The article that I am referencing here is from the Foundation for Economic Education or FEE, and it cites a very disturbing cause for the spreading of such disinformation.

Here is a direct quote from the article:

“This is an unsettling and ill omen for liberty. As Lawrence Reed has observed, the road to authoritarianism is paved with a “careless, cavalier, and subjective attitude toward truth.” Yet that is precisely what we see with increasing frequency in mass media. (Need I reference the Covington debacle and the Smollet hoax?).”

Mark Twain had stated that, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” This is no doubt true today.

Make no mistake about it. The authoritarian’s and tyrants can only implement their socialist utopian green agenda with a disarmed populace, and they will stop at nothing to get there. Lying and creating false studies are a small part of the “by any means necessary approach” to force their collectivist will upon us. We have to remain vigilant on every front.

To read more on this myth and its creation along with Lott’s rebuttal, please read the article from FEE.

You can find it here

After a Defensive Shooting

Many of us train with our firearms for the rare chance that we will use that firearm in a defensive shooting. Very few of us are prepared for, or train for, what to do after a shooting takes place.

There are some important steps that one should take immediately after a self-defense shooting to mitigate any further trauma or risks to yourself.

From CCW Safe’s web site they list 10 necessary steps one should take immediately after a defensive action takes place involving a gun.

1. MAKE SURE YOU ARE SAFE: Make sure you are safe from any threat before doing anything. Verify that the suspect no longer poses a threat. Visually scan for other suspects and visually verify that the suspect no longer has access to a weapon. Do not approach the suspect or move evidence.

2. BE THE FIRST TO CALL 911: Be the first one to call 911, even if you did not pull the trigger. If the incident was serious enough for you to deploy your firearm, make a report. Always remember police officers commonly identify the first person who calls as the victim.

3. INITIATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE: From a position of safety call 911. Request emergency medical services if needed for you the suspect or others. Describe what you are wearing and let the dispatcher know you will not have your weapon in your hand when the officers arrive. Tell the 911 Operator something similar to, “I HAD TO USE THE WEAPON IN SELF DEFENSE.” Or “I was forced to defend myself”, “I was in fear for my life”, or “I was attacked”. Do not elaborate or give a detailed account of the incident. This is not the time.

There are seven more steps that one should take after a defensive shooting you can find them here.