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.”



Gun Control Laws Don’t Work

I want to share an excellent PragerU video which begins with Ronald Reagan speaking to the NRA about values and laws, followed by Nicholas Johnson, professor of Law at Fordham University, who’s research shows that stricter gun laws, especially those enacted in other countries, will not work in the United States.

In the end, it’s all the same basic fact we need to keep in mind – we as individuals have the God-given right to protect our life, liberty, and property. Government can’t do it, and won’t do it. Government doesn’t grant us the right to do it either. As long as there are evil people in the world (which will be until the second Advent), we need to protect ourselves and our loved ones, and our country, from evil both foreign and domestic.

Rhetoric Goes Nuclear

Here is an article that doesn’t take much expounding, it speaks for itself. There is a Democratic congressman, of course, from California that says he would use nukes on gun owners who would not cooperate with a gun ban. Here is his quote, “California Democrat, warned gun owners Friday that any fight over firearms would be “a short one,” because the federal government has an extensive cache of nuclear weapons.” Of course this is hyperbole, but it demonstrates that tensions run high and are getting higher these days, when any threat of further infringement of our rights is trumpeted by those on the other side. You can read it for yourself here.

Prevention and Resistance – an important distinction in the Gun Debate

Most of the time, pro-gun Americans will argue rightly that gun “prevent” crime. This is true and backed by stats and facts. But is that the only, or best approach, to influencing the debate with those that appose guns, or don’t understand the prevention argument?

In this article from the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), an organization we highly recommend for those interested in liberty and how sound economic principles effect practically everything in our world, the author makes the case that “prevention and resistance are two very different things, and the latter is what the gun debate is fundamentally about… even if guns don’t prevent crime, it wouldn’t mean that guns are not a reasonable means of resisting crime.”

A must read to enhance your understanding of why our 2nd Amendment rights are vital to our Constitutionally Limited Republic… READ MORE

A New Threat to Gun Rights

I have been aware of this new threat to our second amendment rights for a few months. It is very subtle and not being talked about by the press. Rush Limbaugh mentioned this new threat this week on his radio program.

The threat is corporate gun control, and it puts the exercise of our second amendment rights in serious jeopardy. Here is an example of what’s been going on.

Citigroup was the first to strike. They started by setting restrictions on the sale of firearms by its business customers. What it did was

“prohibits the sale of firearms to customers who have not passed a background check or who are younger than 21. It also bars the sale of bump stocks and high-capacity magazines. It would apply to clients who offer credit cards backed by Citigroup or borrow money, use banking services or raise capital through the company.”

Does this kind of activity sound familiar? It is the same tactic that big tech is using on free speech to remove conservatives from their platforms.

J.D Rockefeller once said that competition is a sin.

Obviously, the left has realized that they are losing in the court of public opinion. They can’t have a true debate as the facts are rarely on their side so they must resort to these underhanded tactics to force their will upon us.

There is much more to this topic and the article I am citing is a great place to start.

See the article HERE.

Enough Said…

Instant Army!

Data Supports Self-Defense Truth

Examine just one month’s data in regards to lawful firearm use and what do you find? Just what common sense would tell you, that firearms are used at a dramatically higher rate by law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and prevent violent crime against, yep, you guessed it, criminals, than any other reason the gun-control advocates can muster.

 

Check out this piece by The Daily Signal to see the data…  Read more

Two Reasons For The Second Amendment

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