March 20, 2018

Trump Said He Would Never Let the NRA Down

But did he ever tell the American people he would never let them down concerning their right to keep and bear arms?

It appears that some gun groups are not so eager to cede “reasonable” rights restrictions to the Leftists. Guns America seems to be stating, at least one writer, that, “I’m feeling a bit let down this week.” They are feeling a bit let down this week because Trump, who will do whatever the NRA tells him to (I wonder who tells the NRA what to do? Or is it the other way around?) is determined to ban “bump stocks,” increase the background check system with a special focus on mental illness (Fix NICS Act), and he supports fascist Feinstein’s proposal to prohibit anyone under the age of 21 from buying a “long gun.” (But I thought it was the hand guns that had the mind to kill people?).

Trump is proving to be no different than any other lying politician. He is also beginning to show his true colors for the anti-gun person that he has always been. He is doing what all the other liars in Washington said shouldn’t be done and that’s “knee-jerk” emotional reaction to a tragic event.

If Donald Trump and his cronies at the NRA actually believed what they said about guns and how “guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” they would be addressing the real problems that drive this insane, out-of-control, immoral society riddled with anger, hatred, and violence as is on display everywhere in America. But they are not.

Nothing that Trump, or the idiots in his anti-Second Amendment corner, are proposing will prevent another school shooting. They know that but whether you want to believe it or not, they are telling all of us they don’t care and they don’t believe all the rhetoric they deliver for the purposes of garnering votes and stealing support money from the masses. Can’t any of you see that the United States Government is the perpetrators here?

And through all of this, Trump, like a good little fascist criminal, will push more extensive background checks that will include better efforts to keep guns out of the hands of the “mentally ill.” But we are too stupid and have had our ability to think and reason bred out of us to ask why we would trust a proven criminal government entity to decide who is “mentally ill” (dangerous – wink-wink) and then have their guns taken away from them? The damned Government is more insane than the rest of us and yet we “trust” that they are going to do the right thing and make sure “mentally ill” people don’t have a gun?

Just like all other “reasonable” restrictions (those the NRA heavily promotes with your kind donations) on a person’s right to self-protection, none of this will do one damned thing to prevent another school shooting or a shooting of any kind.

Is there anything that can be done or said to convince people of their blind ignorance in this matter?



Yes, It Is Gun Control. Picking The Rope That Will Hang You

Recently the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act and “FixNICS”. When I first wrote about this, my comment was that the supposed gun rights advocates, like the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the National Rifle Association (NRA), were claiming a big victory.

The Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation shows us just how these types think who want to limit your right to keep and bear arms by saying they are not doing that. “…And, despite what some have falsely claimed, it [H.R. 38] will do so while not interfering with the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.

“The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) was established 17 years ago with Congressional passage of the Brady Act. Today, it is generally not known that the instant criminal background check system itself was the recommendation of the firearms industry, long before there was a Brady Act. The operating principle then and now is to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens — and the lawful commerce in firearms — while denying access to firearms by those prohibited by current law from purchasing or possessing guns.”

I have pointed out before the hypocrisy of those who eagerly rave that making laws to restrict gun ownership only punishes law-abiding people, and yet, a group such as the NSSF wants to sell us on the idea that THEIR “FixNCIS” is “is not a ‘gun control’ measure” and somehow will only affect criminals and the mentally ill.

In addition, the General Counsel believes that simply because a gun control law has existed for 17 years, with age it loses its label as gun control. He also points out that it was the gun industry that introduced background check gun rights limitations. Again, I ask, just because a part-time Second Amendment supporter creates a law limiting the inalienable rights of a person to keep and bear arms and to protect themselves, their families and their property, it is not gun control?

I get sick and tired of the fake gun rights people laying claim that nobody in America wants criminals and the mentally ill to be able to buy guns and their willingness to give up their rights thinking this will accomplish that. When the narrative fits, these clowns state that no laws will keep a criminal from getting possession of a gun. They then turn around a promote legislation that they are trying to promote as one that will keep criminals from getting a gun. This makes absolutely no sense. Somehow there must be money in this, but from whom?

And then there’s the “mentally ill” side of this fascist law that nobody seems to want to talk about. It’s so tidy and clean how NSSF presents this: “…to ensure that the system has all the appropriate disqualifying criminal and adjudicated mental health records put into it. We have been successful through our direct efforts with 16 state legislatures to pass reforms to ensure that there are no statutory, regulatory, administrative or procedural impediments to entering all appropriate records into NICS.”

Did you get that? “…to ensure that there are no statutory, regulatory, administrative or procedural IMPEDIMENTS…” (emphasis added)

Are we supposed to rest comfortably in the fact that any “mentally ill” person has been “adjudicated” before they can be cast into the fascist, firey pit of government hell? We are subjects of a very corrupt manmade government. Evidently, despite all that the citizen-subjects have been exposed to, especially in recent years, we are going to allow these pagan sodomites make an “adjudicated” decision on who is mentally ill and who is not? Are you serious?

When we have “ensure[d] that the system has all the” names of anyone deemed by Satan himself to be mentally unfit to own or buy a gun, we have successfully hung ourselves and we picked out the rope we want to do it with. How can we be so ignorant and willfully blind?

The Second Amendment is very simple. Men and their fascist government and totalitarian, brainwashed citizens have bastardized the inalienable right and turned it into something it was never intended to be. That’s what men do. Government doesn’t want you or me to have inalienable rights. They want to be the giver of any kind of right in order that they can withdraw it at any time. This act is made that much easier. Organizations like the NSSF do the bidding for the fascists.

As the old saying goes, you can put lipstick on a pig but it’s still a pig. Don’t be fooled by fancy words from lawyers that the new rope that is going to hang you won’t hurt a bit.


Has Governor LePage Flip-Flopped Or Not on Background Checks

It seems that my article of a few days ago about how Maine’s Governor Paul LePage advocating for stricter gun control through background checks, is but a part of a greater stir in Maine about the governor’s OpEd.

Centrist Lance Dutson, a Susan Collins supporter, presented his own OpEd disparaging “hardcore gun rights advocates” for seeing some of the same things I saw when I read the governor’s piece.

If you take the time to read through the comments from readers, it might become clear, but I doubt it, that, like just about everything in America today, it’s a Left/Right issue. Comprehending written words is a lost art, replaced with ideology and political rhetoric parroted by those choosing a side absent independent thought.

I don’t necessarily intend to be cruel, but I am at a loss for how to explain the truth honestly and accurately.

From the comments section, some attempt to ridicule Dutson because he is a Susan Collins supporter and they believe him to be a Centrist, i.e. a supporter of the RINO (Republican in name only) faction. Others claim that Dutson has failed to comprehend LePage’s historic position and that his recent commentary on background checks is but reinforcing the same belief he has carried throughout his political career.

What was clear to me was that Dutson has an aversion to anyone with a strong support of the Second Amendment. I wonder if he has the same aversion toward those who support the other articles of the Bill of Rights?

Even ignoring the governor’s past, what he wrote clearly states that he supports tighter controls on background checks. When he extolled the need for more workers to the do the checks, more money to pay for those checks as well as finding those who slipped through the cracks of the system, no matter how you slice it, he is supporting more stringent government intervention in order to further decay the Second Amendment…..PERIOD! It is childish and ignorant to feign support for LePage, or anybody for that matter, simply because he’s on your “side.”

Those who support the NRA, as Governor LePage has done during his political career, unknowingly support tighter controls on gun ownership. Willful blindness prevents them from seeing that the NRA, a strong advocate for government control over background checks, along with other “reasonable” measures to destroy the Second Amendment, is not the pure advocate for the right to keep and bear arms some believe them to be. For decades I have listened to the “True Believers” of the NRA state that the organization is the best and strongest supporter of the Second Amendment and therefore we should give them our money and our lives. No thanks! This might be akin to desiring to be hung with a new rope instead of the old one.

Until such time as people can (and they never will) lose the Left/Right false paradigm and make decisions based on independent thought, nothing will change. The Left will argue with the Right, the Right with the Left and, as we see in the comment section of this article, each side will argue among themselves, all the while unknowingly advocating for their own demise….and liking it too, I might add.

Read LePage’s words. Understand what those words mean. (Either the Governor understands what he wrote and politically advocates stricter gun control or he’s ignorant of the meaning of the words he chose to use.) Forget he’s who he is. If you support the Second Amendment then support it regardless of political loyalties and false promises.


Embellishing a Fake Problem With Gun Purchase Background Check System

I wondered how long it would take before idiots would begin placing demands on “improving” the criminal background check system.

Here we go.

First, understand, if you are willing and able, that the Texas church shooting may have been a staged event, part of its purpose to draw attention to background checks…another prohibitive measure for a person to keep and bear arms. The press lies….constantly, and are 100% controlled by the government and other powers who want guns taken out of the hands of every American.

The Texas shooting, we are told, included a “failed” background check that allowed the shooter to illegally purchase a gun because he was a convicted felon.

The calls are going out demanding stricter controls and tighter background checks, even from those fake “conservatives” who lie to you every day, but you refuse to see it.

In a USA Today article, we read: “The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) vets millions of gun purchase transactions every year. But the thousands of gun seizure requests highlight persistent problems in a system where analysts must complete background checks within three days of the proposed purchase. If the background check is not complete within the 72-hour time limit, federal law allows the sale to go forward. ATF agents are asked to take back the guns if the FBI later finds these sales should have been denied. “

In addition supposedly certain “agents” are fearful of having to go out and retrieve guns from some 4,000 gun purchasers where it was later found out a background check failed.

“In addition to the public safety risks, the ATF agents tasked with retrieving the banned weapons from unauthorized gun owners across the country are exposed to potentially dangerous confrontations.”

However, this is not the first time agents have had to go retrieve guns. In addition, the ATF refuses to disclose if there were any problems getting the guns back, which makes an honest person ask if it’s so dangerous why aren’t they telling us all about the shootouts they’ve had getting the guns back? (wink-wink)

“The ATF declined to provide information on the 4,170 gun purchases the FBI referred for seizure last year.”

One way or another, these fascists are determined to get our guns and prevent or limit the sale of guns in any way they can. The hype over the background check system is but one more way to further add restrictions to an already meaningless activity that produces no good results, costs the taxpayers billions of dollars, and restricts the right to keep and bear arms by government force through regulation.



Maine Governor Advocates for Stricter Gun Control Laws

It appears that Maine Governor Paul LePage has come out with recommendations that the existing laws on the books that severely rip apart our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, be strictly enforced and even beefed up. This is a classic example of fake “conservatives” pretending that they know what the term means while advocating for the smothering of individual rights and a destruction of your Second Amendment right.

LePage says that those who commit gun violence, “always have a relationship to either drugs, domestic violence or mental illness.” That may be so, or maybe not. However, drugs, domestic violence, and mental illness affects many aspects of everyone’s lives. If it is so important that these conditions are responsible for gun violence, then what is it that this fascist government is doing about drugs, domestic violence, and mental illness? Our society is nearly 100% dependent on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, pushed heavily through the media to ensure the addictions continue. It is said that mental illness appears more prevalent in our society only because of better detection. Really? Is it really a proper thing that any GI who seeks counseling, perhaps because of war distress, should be considered a mental problem and barred from owning a gun? Who gets to decide what mental disorders are and why they disqualify any individual from owning a gun? I see many in positions to make such decisions loonier than the patients they are condemning.

As a society, we promote violence in our media – movies, and music and just about everything we do in life. And yet, instead of addressing that problem, we think we can cure the domestic violence issue by severely limiting a person’s right to keep and bear arms.

While fake “patriots” pretend that they would never consider infringing on anyone’s right to free speech or freedom of expression (art, music, movies, video games, etc.) they think, evidently as Paul LePage does, that destroying the rights of law-abiding citizens to self-protection is a responsible thing to do; that somehow this will cure the drugs, domestic violence, and mental illness problems.

Fake Second Amendment advocates are the first to claim that taking away rights of law-abiding citizens is wrong, and yet this opinion piece of Governor LePage’s is a clear example of how one right is treated differently than all others. If drugs, domestic violence, and mental illness “always have a relationship” to gun violence, and you advocate for the destruction of the Second Amendment while doing nothing to address the other issues, thinking it’s a cure, you are an ignorant hypocrite.

Each time good-intentioned rights destroyers approach the Second Amendment with advocation of limited rights, the enforcement of the existing laws, and even strengthening the limits on rights, they are promoting gun control and are strong allies with the radical gun control fascists.

For the same reason gun control has no effect on criminals, gun control does nothing to stop drug abuse, mental illness, and domestic violence.

Time to give it a rest and begin strengthening our Second Amendment rights instead of looking for ways to further destroy them.

“The federal government must do a better job to provide adequate resources for background checks on people purchasing firearms.”<<<Read More>>>


Nevada AG Will Not Enforce New Law after FBI Declines Question 1 Background Checks

USA – -( “[T]he FBI has refused to conduct background checks on transfers as required by Question 1, and Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt has confirmed that until the FBI changes their position, his office will not be enforcing the law that was set to be enacted just days from now,” Don Turner of the Nevada Firearms Coalition reported in a late Wednesday email alert.<<<Read More>>>


Requirement of Background Checks for Private Gun Sales a “Challenge to Constitution”

The city of Missoula, Montana recently passed an ordinance that requires background checks on all private gun sales within the city limits. (Note: I’ve been unable to find the actual text of the ordinance, but here’s some information about it.) Through legal channels, it has been requested that the Montana Attorney General investigate and come up with an opinion as to whether or not this requirement imposed on private gun sales is in conflict with the Second Amendment and the Montana Constitution.

“Knudsen says he has been concerned with Missoula’s proposed ordinance for over a year, and that the issue may come up in the next legislative session.

“The Second amendment and Firearms are a very big deal to me personally and I think that this is an important issue,” Knudsen said. “Any time you start messing with people’s Second Amendment rights, not only under thee Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but also under the Montana Constitution, people have the right to keep and bear arms…when you start messing with that, people get upset. I think there is definitely a possibility that the legislature could do something.”

Fox has already issued the following statement regarding the ordinance.

“Contrary to the opinion of the City Attorney, whom I respect, I believe that Missoula’s proposed gun control ordinance is prohibited by state law and likely violates our constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”“<<<Read More>>>



Doh! Because We Live in a Police State

“It’s too bad that an law enforcement agency has decided to get involved in that debate,” alliance Executive Director David Trahan said. “It’s going to be an enforcement nightmare … so I’m surprised that they would weigh in and support that.”

Trahan contended that the proposed law is ill designed would place undue burden on people who want to lend or borrow guns. He also claimed it was inappropriate for Googins to weigh in on the issue in his capacity as a police chief, given that he also sits on the board of Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence.”<<<Read More>>>

Think of the extra, unfettered police strong arming that can and will take place when this, so-called, unenforceable law is passed. It’s right up a Police State’s alley. Shoot to kill. Ask questions later.


Another Misleading, Non-Event, Clap-Trap About Gun Sales

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN)is at it trying to convince readers/viewers/listeners that private sales of guns in Maine is a problem. I have to wonder if MPBN edited their original story. A portion of the report I have in my email box says, “Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund found that unlicensed sellers placed more than 8,000 gun ads in Uncle Henry’s and posted more than 500 to from 2012 to 2016.” This morning, MPBN shows the same article at the same link that reads, “Looking at nearly four years of ads starting in 2012, a team of researchers from the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund found that Uncle Henry’s printed about 8,400 ads for guns from more than 4,400 unlicensed sellers. posted more than 700 over the last two years.” So which lie is Everytown for Gun Safety (Everytown) and MPBN planning to use?

The same report also says, “Previous research done by the group [Everytown] in other states suggests that 1 in 10 interested, online gun buyers has a criminal history that bars them from purchasing or possessing guns under federal law.”

First, let me address the last statement. We are told that “previous research…suggests.” You need to understand this. Suggesting something is not fact. The truth is, they have no idea what the demographics are concerning prospective private sales of gun.

I’m inclined to think the Everytown and MPBN intended to print what I showed from my email box. Probably after considering that their blather is a useless piece of drivel, they decided to change it up so they wouldn’t look so stupid.

From “2012 to 2016” is five years by my calculations. In a five-year period of time, according to this report ads were placed – 8,500 of them – in two prominent selling platforms. Please note the ads were placed. We have no knowledge as to how many of the ads resulted in sales.

If you break down the numbers, each year, in the two venues, 1,700 ads to sell guns were placed. Big deal. It’s still an insignificant and useless number that the totalitarians for Bloomberg the Fascist are attempting to convince people that private sales of guns is done mostly by criminals.

I might SUGGEST, using the same data MPBN published that suggested 1 in 10 perspective gun buyers might have a criminal past prohibiting them to buy and/or possess firearms, that of the 1,700, possibly 170 (1 in 10) that looked at ads in Uncle Henry’s and were criminals. Again I ask, so what? Any of these graphics have no meaning at all.

I refer readers to my post yesterday about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (BATFE) Trace Reports. Of the million or more guns that exist in Maine, including every gun sale, private or otherwise, a mere 316 were traced by authorities. We are told by BATFE that traces mean nothing as far as a crime being committee. BATFE states that they can run a trace on any gun, at any time, for any reason they want, and, they don’t even have to report it to the Federal Government. Please go read the BATFE Disclaimer on the first page of the report.

With about .001 percent of all guns bought, sold, traded and owned in Maine, undergoing a trace by BATFE, of which we don’t know how many were actually used in a crime, if any at all, for Everytown to pretend that 1,700 ads for private gun sales in Maine is dangerous, is a laugh. What is dangerous is Michael Bloomberg insisting he is going to make it very difficult for innocent people to be able to protect themselves…especially protect themselves from fascist dictators like him. Please understand the real threat here.

But totalitarian groups like Everytown, and fascists like Michael Bloomberg, understand that most people will read what they write, missing key points, leaving readers buying into the emotional clap trap (lies).

I beg you to know the truth.


Aiding and Abetting Second Amendment Enemies

Recently a Maine outdoor writer, willingly and eagerly, told his readers that Maine has a gun problem. His words were, “The only gun problem we have in Maine is the sale of our guns to the bad guys from out of state. We have ample evidence that bad guys come to Maine to buy guns in the private marketplace, sometimes lots of guns, and then use them in crimes.” Yes, those are the words people like Michael Bloomberg want to hear, especially coming from people who pretend to be supporters of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Such actions aid and abet the enemy.

Unfortunately, and is often the case when emotional clap trap makes its way into the media, no evidence was provided, even though it was stated that “ample evidence” exists.

Here’s just another one of those cases where we can repeat the often used cliche, “Statistic show that statistics can show anything.” And, if somebody published it in the media, it must be true.

I did my own research to see if I could find any truth to the statement that Maine has a gun problem. I figured what better nonsense to look at than the numbers idiots in the media like to wrongly embellish to promote their agendas. I went to the Trace Reports of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). I located the trace data for Maine for the year 2014. Not that anybody else bothered to take the time to read the disclaimer about the trace data that the BATFE uses, but had they, within an honest approach, they might have disregarded the trace data because it really means nothing when discussing something like gun sales to out of state gun buyers, i.e. “bad guys.” But evidently to state that Maine has a gun problem, might sell more copies than to say there really are no data that points a finger at people coming from out of state to Maine for the purpose of acquiring a gun to use in a crime.

I have no idea where the writer, mentioned above, got his information that caused him to conclude Maine has a gun problem. You can do better.

Read the BATFE disclaimer: I don’t think it’s really that difficult to read and to comprehend, but I do understand many will not get it.

(1) Firearm traces are designed to assist law enforcement authorities in conducting investigations by tracking the sale and possession of specific firearms. Law enforcement agencies may request firearm traces for any reason, and those reasons are not necessarily reported to the Federal Government. Not all firearms used in crime are traced and not all firearms traced are used in crime.

(2) Firearms selected for tracing are not chosen for purposes of determining which types, makes or models of firearms are used for illicit purposes. The firearms selected do not constitute a random sample and should not be considered representative of the larger universe of all firearms used by criminals, or any subset of that universe. Firearms are normally traced to the first retail seller, and sources reported for firearms traced do not necessarily represent the sources or methods by which firearms in general are acquired for use in crime[emboldening added]

Other than using this data for the purpose of determining how many traces the BATFE put on specific guns, it tells us nothing else. The report tells us that in 2014 the BATFE “recovered and traced” 316 firearms in Maine…period. To make conclusions based on this, that Maine has a gun problem because it is a source for “bad guys” buying guns in Maine and using them in a crime, is bunk and nonsense.

How are 316 traces of guns in Maine a problem? It’s impossible to know how many guns exist/are owned in Maine by Maine people. Some estimates show that around 50% of all Maine households have at least one gun. The U.S. Census tells us that in 2015 there were 730,000 “housing units” in Maine and 553,000 “households” with an average of 2.34 persons per household. At a bare minimum then, if 50% of households have at least one gun, then Maine has 276,500 guns. Mind you, those willing to tell the census they have guns, probably is not representative of gun ownership. How many guns, on average, does each household, willing to say they have guns, possess? We know that Maine, last year had requests for background checks for gun sales of about 100,000. You can do your own calculations but it might not be far fetched to conclude that there are at least one million guns in Maine alone. Maine’s deep history of gun use and ownership should lead us to conclude that guns passed on from one generation to another, not registered – and never will be – perhaps numbers well over one million, with continued gun purchases, sometimes at a fever pitch.

But let’s use the 276,500 official number of guns in Maine. Of 276,500 guns, 316 ended up getting a trace – and we have no idea why any of those 316 guns were traced. How is that a problem? If my math is at all accurate, that’s about 1/1000th of the number of guns owned in Maine that get traced. How many of those traced guns were used in a crime? How many of those guns ended up out of state and used in a crime? We don’t know because the BATFE told us they didn’t know or at least wasn’t going to tell us.

Even, as I have read in other reports, to compare traces of firearms from one state to another, is meaningless. A Portland Press Herald report attempted to show that Maine has more gun traces than Massachusetts and that’s because Massachusetts has stricter gun laws. So what! To infer that a resident of Massachusetts who comes to buy a gun in Maine because it’s easier and faster, is a criminal and/or is intending to commit a crime, is the work of biased journalism combined with ignorance of the facts. At the very least, the report is extremely misleading.

When anyone is allowed to print stuff in the media that leads people to think that Maine is guilty of promoting crime because people from out of state go there to buy guns, that is the real crime. Somebody shut these morons up. Everyone start asking the tough questions. We need to stop these criminals from getting away with their propagandizing.

Also stated and implied in other reports, people are led to believe that criminals come to Maine, buy a gun, and then go commit a crime. That’s not true. The BATFE trace report says the the average length of time from sale of a gun in Maine that is traced, until it is recovered in some kind of crime, is 12 and a half years, two years longer than the national average. So, in that 12.5 years what was the life history of the gun?

If Maine has a gun problem, it’s probably that there are too many people in Maine willing to give up more of their rights because they read nonsense like “Maine has a gun problem” and without expending an ounce of energy, blindly believe it as truth. Oh, my!

The fact is that Maine has guns – not as many per-capita as a lot of other states. It’s a little easier and faster to purchase a gun in Maine, but so what. Even if “bad guys” were coming to Maine from Massachusetts to buy guns to use in crime, whose fault is that? Massachusetts has strict gun buying laws but a crime rate higher than Maine’s. Massachusetts is forcing residents to go to neighboring states to buy their guns. Those eager to state that Maine has a gun problem haven’t a clue as to whether or not anyone coming from out of state to buy a gun is doing it with the intention to commit a crime or that any gun sale ends up in a crime.

Even not knowing which of the 316 guns traced by the BATFE were used in a crime, we don’t even know how many of those were the result of an out of state gun purchase by “bad guys.” Why do even self-proclaimed Second Amendment supporters spew this nonsense? It doesn’t make any sense at all.

I have done the work for you and provided most of the links for you to examine for yourself…..