The Truth About Guns

I came across a very informative Gun Blog site the other day. This blog has a lot of information on many gun topics and facts that refute the left’s lunacy for gun control.

You will be able to get quick information from here on many key topic examples below. This will give you facts and truth when defending the second amendment. 

The sad part is I don’t think it matters how many facts or how much truth you give a leftist, they will never change, because they are zealots that believe they’re right and will refuse to let the facts get in their way.

You might ask why am I pointing out another blog? The reason is simple, we are at war; primarily an information war right now. Make no mistake about it we are fighting for our very liberty. If I find something useful, I am going to pass it along because we are on the same page. 

Here are a few topics that are covered by Thetruthaboutguns.com

Defensive Gun Use vs. Murder Rate

Facts About the AR-15 Rifle

There are many more topics that are covered, take a look and enjoy it.

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

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)

Two Reasons For The Second Amendment

Logic and history always make a strong argument. Add common sense and reality and it’s unstoppable.

Gun Control is Genocide – Documentary by Mike Adams

Came across this excellent piece by Mike Adams over at Natural News. One of the biggest mistakes gun control advocates make is minimizing or all together rejecting the idea that “we the people” would ever need to protect ourselves from our government. Their trust of the government is myopic and misinformed. It is their lack of historical perspective and admiration of political leaders, coupled with a false understanding of human nature that believes people are inherently good, that leads them to shun this important element of the 2nd Amendment.

You can watch Mike’s documentary here.

The Last Post of 2017

This will be the last post of the year. I wanted to do something a little different than cover gun news. We have enjoyed many freedoms in this country which others have not. The main examples are enshrined in the first two amendments to the constitution, that being freedom of speech and to keep and bear arms. As most of you know, these two amendments have come under tremendous assault recently.

I saw what happened 240 years ago this month in history.  I wanted to write about it as a reminder that freedom isn’t always free. Freedom has a price and I wonder how many people today would be willing to pay that price. When I saw a poll  that stated that a record 57% of Americans want MORE government in their lives, and that the government needs to be doing more to solve people’s problems, I was saddened. In fact, those that responded that there was too much government and that government is too intrusive, that the nation fairs better when things are left to private businesses and individuals, fell to a near record-low 39%.  I fear that there are very few Americans that are willing to pay the price for freedom.

What price am I talking about? What happened 240 years ago? On December 19th, 1777 George Washington took what was left of his tattered army to Valley Forge for the winter. They had lost Philadelphia to the British and congress was thinking about removing Washington as the leader of the Continental army. His troops lacked winter clothing and nutritious food. In fact, on Christmas Eve they dined on rice and vinegar. The troops also had to bind their frost bitten and bleeding feet in rags. In a letter that Washington had written to Patrick Henry he stated that, “We have experienced little less than a famine in camp.”

The troops that remained with Washington he described as marching without clothes, blankets or shoes – leaving bloody trails in the snow – who displayed “patience and obedience which in my opinion can scarce be paralleled.”

That is the price I’m talking about. How many of us could dine on only rice and vinegar, march barefooted with bleeding feet through the snow, go without being paid, all for freedom? I fear the number is too few. T.S. Elliot is quoted saying, “This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper.” I believe the same can be said for freedom.

To read more on this you can check out this link.