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.

Sheriff Stands With The Second Amendment

Here is another brave Sheriff from Maryland. Sheriff Mike Lewis has stated that he, “Will not comply”, if the states lawmakers pass a long gun licensing and confiscation law.

He is the Sheriff of Wicomico County in Maryland. He told the press that he believes that lawmakers are punishing residents throughout the state for the out-of-control crime in Baltimore. He added, “Law-abiding citizens are repeatedly being penalized because of Baltimore City’s inability to control their crime. And I’m sorry — I’m not someone’s puppet.

There are two bills that are being considered House bill 786 and HB 796. HB 786 will regulate shotguns and hinting rifles like hand guns. HB 796 would require confiscation of firearms from unlicensed owners.

Lewis stressed his determination to 786 by stating, “I will stand against it.”

Sherriff Lewis should be applauded for standing up to tyranny and for the rights of the citizens. We will need many more men like him in the future.  

You can read more here.

Second Amendment Sanctuary Status

I wrote an article regarding red flag laws and how they lead to the destruction of our second amendment rights, as well as due process. These laws are very broadly written. They rely solely on anyone making an accusation about someone else who they say is a danger. That is all law enforcement needs to then confiscate someone’s firearms. This accusation could be from someone who holds a grudge, an ex-girlfriend seeking revenge, anyone for any reason. Without due process your guns will be confiscated.

In New Mexico, Democrats led by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, are pushing universal background checks, gun confiscation via red flag laws, and a broadened prohibited persons list for firearm purchases and possession.

In response to this, 29 of New Mexico’s 33 counties have declared sanctuary status. The sheriff’s in these counties are refusing to enforce these laws if enacted. The New Mexico Sheriff’s Association also made clear it plans to sue the state if the new gun controls are enacted.

You can read more here.

Also, in Colorado the same thing is happening. If you want more information on that you can find it here.

Oregon’s New Gun Law Proposals

What the Oregon legislator is proposing is truly draconian. The NRA had stated that the law if enacted would make Oregon the most restrictive state in the country. Senate Bill 501, would require prospective gun owners to obtain a license before making a firearms purchase. It would make magazines capable of holding more than five rounds illegal and limit individual ammunition purchases to no more than 20 rounds every 30 days. Can you believe that, 20 rounds every 30 days? That is insane!

Senate Bill 501 doesn’t stop there. It also would mandate that a background check be delayed for two weeks so the Oregon State Police can complete the needed research into a prospective buyer’s background, which could entail police showing up at your place of work, interviewing your neighbors, or studying your Facebook and Twitter profiles for politically incorrect postings.

It should be no surprise that the sponsor of this bill, Senator Rob Wagner, has been backed by the anti-American Michael Bloomberg.

It gets worse. This bill has no provisions for self-defense or self-defense firearms. Neither does its language allow owners to retain possession of currently owned, currently legal magazines, which may be affected by the ban.

The article that I am referencing is from the USCCA and speaks about handloading as a skill we should look into. I agree.

To read this article go here.

Meditation – The Replacement for Defensive Firearms

Yep, that’s what was suggested to Kent State’s Kaitlin Bennett when she recently appeared on Paul Logan’s podcast “Impaulsive.” Watch Millie Weaver walk through the highlights of the podcast. It’s just a good illustration of facts vs. feelings.

Red Flag Gun Laws

What are red flag gun laws? If you don’t know or haven’t heard of them you will soon. Red flag laws are also called Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs). Under these provisions law enforcement has the ability to take/confiscate an individual’s firearms; not after a trial or court hearing but simply on the word of a family member, friend or associate. These laws completely violate due process. People are now guilty until they prove themselves innocent.  A law that assumes guilt is in violation of due process.                              

For a better understanding of due process look here. In general, due process guarantees the following.

  • Right to a fair and public trial conducted in a competent manner
  • Right to be present at the trial
  • Right to an impartial jury
  • Right to be heard in one’s own defense
  • Laws must be written so that a reasonable person can understand what is criminal behavior
  • Taxes may only be taken for public purposes
  • Property may be taken by the government only for public purposes
  • Owners of taken property must be fairly compensated

If you are thinking this is some weird far-left democratic idea, think again. These red flag laws have been passed by thirteen states so far and are enjoying bipartisan support in Congress. They have several prominent Republican Senators who are in support of such laws and are crafting legislation. The Trump administration has even signaled their support for these laws.

In an article that is linked below on this topic, the author makes a great point about Progressivism. We need to pay attention to it.

“A century’s worth of Progressivism has normalized universalist ideas such as economic controls, big spending, never-ending wars, and now, gun control.” The problem is an ideologic one and simply put, many of our elected Republicans are believers in these progressive ideas.

You can read more on this topic here.

Disinformation

In my last post, I mentioned that one of the big weapons used by the anti-gun leftists is disinformation. The subject of disinformation is a convoluted subject and its tactics are difficult to explain in a short post. I will lay out some basic traits of disinformation’s use in this post and follow it up with more detail in subsequent posts.

I believe that this topic is essential to anyone who wants to seek truth on any topic. What you will see as this topic unfolds is that these techniques are used on a daily basis in our news media on a whole host of topics, such as the second amendment, Trump, global warming, etc.

Disinformation Traits

  1. Avoidance: They will never actually discuss facts head-on or provide constructive contributions, they usually avoid citation of credible references. Rather, they merely imply this or site false authorities and mis-truths. Everything about their staging of the argument implies their own authority, expert knowledge, without any further justification for believably.
  2. Selectivity: They will choose opponents carefully, either applying the hit-and-run drive-by approach against those opponents or commentators who hold opposing views. Often times they will focus heavier attacks on key adversaries who are known to directly address the issue at hand (think the NRA here). Should any person successfully argue with any success, the focus will shift to include that person as well.
  3. Teamwork: They generally will operate in sycophantic packs or teams. This can happen naturally; however, there will likely be an ongoing pattern with frequent exchanges involving multiple in sync sources. (Consider ABC, MSNBC, CBS etc. all with the same verbiage and message.)
  4. Coincidental: They tend to surface suddenly and somewhat by chance with every new controversial event or topic. There will usually be no prior record of participation of this individual or group on the controversial topic in any public arena. These people tend to vanish once the topic or event is gone from the spotlight. Most often they were likely selected to be there for a reason, and vanish with the reason (David Hogg for example).

In my next blog I will add more of these traits. An excellent book on this subject where this information is drawn from is:

Twenty-Five Ways To Suppress Truth: The Rules of Disinformation (Includes The 8 Traits of A Disinformationalist)

by H. Michael Sweeney copyright (c) 1997, 2000 All rights reserved (Revised April 2000)

Oppose the U.N. Small Arms Treaty

I was listening to the David Webb show the other day on the Sirus XM Patriot channel. David was talking to the president of the USCCA on his show. They mentioned that the new House of Representatives led by Pelosi is dusting off every piece of gun control legislation they have. They plan on a full and relentless assault on our second amendment rights.  As a side note, you can bet on an assault on the first amendment as well. Tyrants can’t have the light of truth being shown on their agenda or it will never pass. In my next blog I will discuss tricks that are used for disinformation by the left.

Sorry for my digression on the first amendment. Another topic that was mentioned on the show is the U.N. small arms treaty that Obama signed. This is a real threat to our second amendment freedoms. What is ironic is when I opened my personal email that day, there was an email from Rand Paul on the very topic of the U.N treaty. I will put the text below from the email Rand sent. He explains the issue very well.

There is also a petition to sign relating to the U.N treaty. I signed it. I think all second amendment advocates should as well.



“Will 2019 be the year Michael Bloomberg succeeds with his radical anti-gun agenda?

Expanded/Universal Background Checks. The Feinstein Gun Ban. An International Gun Registry…

…the list goes on.

Since day one of President Obama’s administration, Bloomberg and his gun-grabbing friends have salivated over the prospect of disarming the American people.

And without your IMMEDIATE action, I’m afraid a horde of new U.N.-directed anti-gun regulations and restrictions here in the United States could make that nightmare a reality.

In the works since the 1990s Clinton administration, the U.N. “Small Arms Treaty” is the gun-grabbers’ crown jewel.

In 2013 the Obama administration signed the “Treaty” for the United States, and in 2016 the U.N. Conference voted to enforce the Treaty without “consensus.”

It’s gun control on a global scale — setting the stage for international bureaucrats to finally realize their goal of registering and CONFISCATING firearms around the world.

I’m doing everything I can to help expose the TRUTH about this radical scheme.

But today I’m asking you to join me by taking a public stand against the U.N. “Small Arms Treaty” by signing the Official Firearms Sovereignty Survey right away.

The truth is, one simple executive action by the Trump administration announcing that the U.S. will no longer support their global gun ban could crush their goal of imposing the U.N.’s so-called “Small Arms Treaty” in the United States.

Unfortunately, with Michael Bloomberg in the driver’s seat, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Second Amendment supporters than they are right now.

Gun grabbers aren’t batting an eye before rushing to “cash in” and politicize the murders and shootings across the country to build support for more gun control.

Bloomberg’s cronies in Congress already succeeded in ramming through an expansion of the Brady Background Check System earlier this year under a “pro-gun” administration.

And followed up with a new ATF rule banning firearms accessories that paves the way for outright gun bans if the gun grabbers steal back control of Congress.

But this is nothing compared to the horde of new anti-gun regulations and restrictions the U.N. “Small Arms Treaty” will bring if Bloomberg succeeds in ramming the “Treaty” through the Senate.”