February 21, 2018

Gun Violence: Talking About the Truth Behind It

In reading through several news articles following the Parkland, Florida shooting, I found the below examination among those that seem more interested in addressing the real issue of why people are turning to the murder and destruction of people.

“Cross guns off the list of things that changed in thirty years. In 1985, semi-automatic rifles existed, and a semi-automatic rifle was used in Florida. Guns didn’t suddenly decide to visit mayhem on schools. Guns can’t decide.

We can also cross the Second Amendment off the list. It existed for over 200 years before this wickedness unfolded. Nothing changed in the Constitution.

That leaves us with some uncomfortable possibilities remaining. What has changed from thirty years ago when kids could take firearms into school responsibly and today might involve some difficult truths.”<<<Read More>>>

It is certain that other than some technological developments in the manufacture of guns, little has changed. Never in the history of the world has a gun involuntarily gotten up and killed somebody.

However, I’m not so sure one can carte blanche say that the Second Amendment has not changed. I’m not so sure either that one can, and pass a straight-face test, say that what changes have taken place concerning Second Amendment issues have not, to some degree, directly or indirectly had an effect on people dying from gun violence.

The Second Amendment states that the right of the people to keep and bears arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED and yet that is exactly what has happened. As a result, a person’s “right” to self-defense has been limited. One cannot help but ask how many people died because their right to be able to protect themselves AT ALL TIME, has been denied them due to changes in the how the Second Amendment is interpreted.

This should not, however, detract from the truth that much of the reason that murder, violence, sexual abuse, rape, child molestation, drug use, immorality, etc. etc. is all due to a spiraling downward moralistic society.

Let’s talk about that for a change instead of a person’s right to keep and bear arms.

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Mental Health and “Gun Violence”

From Gary Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association:

Dear MSSA Friends,
All the talking heads are frothing over the Florida school shooting.  All this rabid attention only inspires copycat acts.
Of course school shootings and mass murder are terrible.  But, let’s ask some intelligent questions about what’s going on.
Many talking heads bring up various suggestions about mental health, from more taxpayer funding, to wider screening, to better record keeping and sharing, to using mental health evaluations to strip people of their civil rights.  So, what’s the deal with mental health and “gun violence”?  (I put “gun violence” in quotes because the issue is really about violence against people, by any method.  One of the largest mass murders in US history was done in a New York City nightclub with a quart of gasoline.)
Well, I have explored the intersection of mental health and gun violence.  I have written about that intersection and posted that Online.  Please review my analysis at:
There are important points in this analysis you need to be able to express to friends, elected officials, and in letters to the editor.
Why do most of these incidents happen in schools?  Well, duhhh!  “Gun free zones.”  I put that in quotes because these places are NEVER gun free.  They are only gun free for the law abiding victims.  But “gun free zones” are low-hanging fruit full of ripe, defenseless victims for a madman planning yet another copycat killing spree.
To cure this societal defect, MSSA proposed the Montana School Safety Act in the last session of the Montana Legislature, House Bill 385.  HB 385 would have allowed trained and qualified school employees to be armed at work, to protect themselves and our precious children and grandchildren.  See the bill copy at:
HB 385 didn’t pass.  Opponents said it’s just too dangerous to have guns in schools.  Leave defense of our children to the professionals, they said.  Oh, but keep the fire extinguishers in the buildings, they said, because the staff of a school with a beginning fire can’t wait for professional firefighters.  Yeah, right.
How bad can it get?  How many children could a madman shoot in the target-rich environment of a school?  Well, I tested that.  Read about and see videos of my test at:
It could be very bad – much worse than the recent shooting in Florida.
So, what’s the solution?  It certainly won’t prevent drunk driving to take cars away from sober people.  And, it won’t inhibit madmen to make it more difficult for law abiding people to purchase or own firearms.  That’s obvious.
One solution is to get rid of gun free zones – all of them.  They’re dangerous places and magnets for violent madmen.  When one of these incidents happens, what’s the first thing people on scene do?  They call for police.  Why call police?  It’s not because of the nifty clothes police wear, and not because of the fancy cars they drive, but because police have guns they can use to shoot the perpetrator.  The victims are calling for guns.  Why shouldn’t the intended victims have guns so they can shoot the perpetrator themselves rather than wait fatal minutes for police to arrive?
It seems that this problem of mass murder needs to be examined through the lens of sociology, rather than of law or psychology.  More gun control laws have not worked anywhere.  Calls for more or better mental health are likely to only obscure important aspects of the problem, and postpone workable solutions.
Enough rant.
Best wishes,
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Give Up Second Amendment in Exchange for an “Upgrade” of the First?

You can’t make this stuff up.

I was sent a link to an article at Powerline, where the author made a valiant attempt to inject some semblance of rational discourse into a topic that never experiences anything close to rationality – school shootings.

To prove this point, simply read the comments that follow the article. I’d like to take a moment and address one of them. A commenter writes: “I suggest a trade-off: Conservatives support the deletion of the 2nd amendment in return for an upgraded 1st amendment which restores prayer and Bible reading in the public schools, and makes the graphic depiction of murder on TV, film, the Internet and video games illegal.”

I immediately wondered what world this person must live in. I know where I live and it’s seldom in and of this world but I think my reasoning skills are a tad bit better. Let me explain, even though our existence has driven us to a point where an explanation is actually needed.

This person suggests that “conservatives” support the deletion of the Second Amendment as part of a trade-off. I’m wondering why liberals, who have and will continue to enjoy their Second Amendment right aren’t included in this obvious ignorant attack? I guess I just didn’t know only “conservatives” support the Second Amendment.

Try, if possible, to understand the trade-off. Before I comment further, I hope that it is obvious that this person fails miserably in understanding the First and Second Amendments or even holding any discernment as to the difference between a God-given right, a Government-given privilege, and the freedom to make choices according to your morals and/or ideology.

The commenter suggests an “upgrade” to the First Amendment in exchange for a repeal of the Second Amendment. It is unbelievable, to the unlearned I suppose, that a person views a reduction in their rights as an upgrade. Once upon a time a right, in the context of the Bill of Rights, was constructed with the idea that a person was free to exercise that right while at the same time not infringing on the choices of others in exercising any right or choosing not to. The comment above surely delineates a lost understanding of something so basic.

For those in need, here is the First Amendment as it is written: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

The “upgrade” is said to include: “…restores prayer and Bible reading in the public schools, and makes the graphic depiction of murder on TV, film, the Internet and video games illegal.”

For clarification, we the people and We The People, have butchered the First Amendment but not nearly to the extent of the Second. However, people mostly have the right to pray or read the Bible any place and at any time they so CHOOSE. I have yet to find written in the Bible where Yahweh says that prayer must be done openly in a public arena, in a formal and structurally organized way and included in the curriculum of public schools. In other words, because Government dictates that praying and Bible reading are not part of the public school curriculum, any student, for the most part, and while not disturbing others in their quest for an education, can pray or read their Bible if they so CHOOSE. I’ve never understood those that think they are denied their “right” to their established “religion” because prayer and Bible reading are not “REQUIRED.”

As much as what movies, music, video games, Internet, and all is a reflection of the decadent and immoral American society as a whole, last time I checked, a parent has a right to control what their children are allowed to see and listen to. Parents fail miserably in this but is that a good enough reason to pretend that making this crap illegal, in other words destroying another right of a person to CHOOSE, the right answer? Is that why the person called this an “upgrade.” Up is down, down is up…etc.

Supposedly, once we become “of age” we can CHOOSE to see and hear what we wish. As the Scriptures say: Bring up a child in the way in which he/she should go and he/she shall never depart from it. As much as some would desire, it is still quite difficult to control what a person thinks…short of lobotimization.

I would suppose that in this person’s mind, their “upgrade” was some kind of carrot at the end of a stick. It doesn’t work that way. Rights are about CHOICE not about being forced to have to abide by someone’s ideology, including governments’.

The Second Amendment doesn’t force people to pick up a gun and use it. The Second Amendment is about giving any lawful citizen of this country the option to do that if they CHOOSE. If I believe that Government is a serious threat to my existence, as well as my freedom to make choices, anyone mandating to me that the only gun I can own is a single shot .22 caliber rifle, isn’t allowing me full exercise of my right to self defense and/or the threat of tyranny.

What another commenter said was that there would be no First Amendment if the Second Amendment (or the principle on which it was founded) did not exist.

What man-governments have done to the Second Amendment, masked behind comments like, “reasonable controls,” is to continue to limit and restrict the choices of people in how they can defend themselves. Gun Free Zones outlaw freedom of choice. People who get shot and killed in a Gun Free Zone are the responsibility of every government and individual who demands and has been successful in taking away my freedom to choose how and where I can defend myself. Someday, you will have to answer for your totalitarian behavior, but for now, you will have to live with the reality of what you have done. There is blood on your hands.

Sleep well tonight, my pretty!

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The Insanity of the Insane

Once again insanity is on full display. Not simply because some child programmed with anger and hatred by a society riddled with anger and hatred, but because those who hold at least some of the responsibility for the anger and hatred cluelessly promote more anger and hatred by attacking the wrong source of destructive behavior.

Our world is insane, incapable of rational thought. You kid yourselves to think otherwise. We are slaves to the Global Power Structure and are trapped helplessly in it. But, we must love it or we would do something about it. Our programmed insanity, brought on entirely by our refusal to seek Yahweh for real answers and real direction, only seeks solutions that will provide for the continuance of our self-chosen immoral and decadent lifestyles.

Not unlike the false issue of AIDS, where we seek a “cure” rather than address the sin that is at the root cause of the affliction, when a person who has been taken over with anger and hatred, much of which is promoted out of Washington by the Media, resorts to violence, real or staged, the ignorant, blinded masses begin screaming for gun control as though it was some kind of cure for the problem. The belief is that if we take away the guns, we can continue to live the disgusting lifestyles we so much are in love with.

But like with everything else, our insane society attacks the wrong thing and seeks the wrong answers. If there is violence, many attack the existence of guns, stating it is the cause of violence. No matter how often you attempt to set them straight with facts, their insanity has such a deep and strong grip they refuse to listen. They love their immorality. They love their decadent lifestyles and will do anything to protect it. This is proven on a daily basis.

This insane society feasts and thrives on violence, anger, and hatred. This insane society is constantly brainwashed with the rhythmic cadence they call “music” that is loaded with filth, sexual abuse, violence and all things of no socially redeeming value, and yet it is always something else that must be attacked as the root of the problem. The same is true for movies. Bombarded with constant images of evil, violence, sex, and drugs and all we can come up with is to attack guns. Our addiction to social media has become a tool to perpetuate the filth, sex, abuse, violence and is the birthing grounds of more anger and hatred. And the best we can come up with is to attack guns.

And yet, when, as a result of the insanity of our society, a mentally deranged, angry and hate-filled child, our very own product of an insane society, picks up a gun and kills a bunch of children in a school setting, all that can be suggested is that we need to do something about guns.

It is not the answer!

Yeshua’s disciples asked Him how they would know when the “Latter Days” were upon them. He told them that things would be as they were in the days of Noah. We are living in the days of Noah, where all that is known are falsehoods, deceptions, filth, decadence, anger, hatred, greed, lust, disrespect, idolatry, murder, violence, sexual abuse, child molestation, and all things that are the product of Satan. Is it enough like the days of Noah for Yahweh to put an end to it?

You are what you eat! This insane society fills up on Satan. It cannot get enough. This insane society is so badly tainted they cannot witness their own insanity. And the best anyone can come up with is that we need to control guns.

What further proof is needed that the world is insane. It is ripe for Yahweh, as in the days of Noah, to put an end to this disgustedness.

Yeshua, COME QUICKLY and save us from our insanity!

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New California Law Imposes Court Process for Confiscating Guns

Whereas most states are content to wait until a prohibited person is caught with a firearm, California’s approach is much more proactive. The California Department of Justice cross-references known firearm owners with individuals who have been convicted of felonies, deemed mentally unstable, or given domestic violence restraining orders.

All such individuals are placed on the APPS list.  That allows a special gun confiscation unit to visit those people and ensure that they relinquish their firearms.

“When the information is inaccurate, you potentially put people at risk because you have the attorney general’s office sending armed SWAT teams to people’s homes to confiscate firearms,”<<<Read More>>>

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A Severe Case of Ignopidity

Ignopidity: An incurable affliction of being both ignorant and stupid and not knowing the difference.

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To Stop Murders Make a Murder Law Criminals Will Obey

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Stop the Bus and Let Me Off

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House Votes to Reduce Your Inalienable Rights

Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives voted and passed H.R. 38, by a vote of 231-198. All the usual suspects, i.e. NRA, NSSF, etc., are claiming a great victory. Stupid is as stupid does.

H.R. 38 is commonly known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. What isn’t known by most people is that in order to get the bill to the House floor, it had to contain the “Fix NICS” portion designed, we are told, to improve the criminal background check system.

So what does all of this do?

First, let’s look at the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (CCRA). Most fail to understand that it should be an unquestioned (inalienable: unquestioned, unable to be taken away) right of any man to defend himself, and yet today’s American society does everything that it can to hand that inalienable right over to the power and control of Government. It makes little sense to me.

With this fact in mind, why is it that Americans are required by Government to be taxed on a piece of paper that grants them a privilege to own or conceal-carry a gun? We must also ask, that if it is an unquestioned right to self-defense, why can’t we cross state lines legally carrying a concealed or any weapon at all?

In addition, ignorants who think they are fighting for Second Amendment rights, are some of the first to stand up and make a lot of noise about state sovereignty. When it fits their narrative, in their minds the states have the right, as found in the Tenth Amendment (The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.) to control their own fates in ways “NOT DELEGATED TO THE UNITED STATES BY THE CONSTITUTION.” And so, by pushing Congress to pass a reciprocity act, they have now delegated the United States to control concealed carry, and the states have now lost some of their sovereignty in deciding how it wants to regulate guns.

With Congress now in control, a group of fascist crooks who would sell their soul to Satan to continue their quest for being pagan sodomites, can alter and take away their GRANTED, which you gave them, privilege with the drop of a hat. LOVING SERVITUDE!

True Second Amendment supporters, not those who think the NRA is their gun rights gOD, would be pushing to make all states “Constitutional Carry,” (poor choice of a label) i.e. man does not need a writ of privilege from any government to protect himself at all times. Which brings us to an interesting part of this new bill.

Some states have always had or recently enacted, laws that strip away the requirement for a permit to carry a gun, concealed or otherwise. With the passage of H.R. 38, where each state is to recognize the piece of paper issued for concealed carry, what does that mean for the constitutional carry person coming and going across state lines?

Read what “qualifies” someone to participate in the Government’s new privilege: “A qualified individual must: (1) be eligible to possess, transport, or receive a firearm under federal law; (2) carry a valid photo identification document; and (3) carry a valid concealed carry permit issued by, or be eligible to carry a concealed firearm in, his or her state of residence.

Constitutional carry assumes a person has a “privilege” to own, receive or transport a gun. There are already laws to deal with that. To qualify, that same person must have a valid photo identification document, a Government instrument, and “carry a valid concealed carry permit” issued in their state. Oops! According to the NRA and others, those who believe in the alienable right to keep and bear arms, just got punished. Whose side is who on anyway?

Seems that Constitutional Carry just got knocked down a peg or six and anyone wishing to be protected when they cross state lines must comply with fascist Big Brother.

So, you ignoramuses keep on turning everything you have over to the control of the Federal Government and soon you’ll have nothing. Follow the corrupt NRA, who is NOT the friend of Second Amendment people. They are the friends of making money and, like Government, will sell you down the river for a buck.

Secondly, it was basically the “Left” who insisted that “Fix NICS” be part of the bill or no deal. Many of the same people who think reciprocity was a good thing, also believe that a background check stops crime. In proclaiming victory, the NRA stated: “All Americans, including law-abiding gun owners, agree that violent criminals should not have legal access to firearms.” These are the same ones who stand and shout that gun laws only harm the lawful citizen, prohibiting them to self-defense, and yet they push something as stupid as a law they now claim will stop criminals.

Any “improvements” to the criminal background check system results in nothing more than more government control, which, it appears, Americans are falling in love with, and a further destruction of a person’s inalienable right to protect and defend themselves at all times.

We’re killing ourselves and loving it!

BUT DON’T GO LOOK!

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Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act Vote

Today, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Congress will vote on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. Call your representative and let them know how you feel about this bill.

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