August 8, 2020

Hasn’t SAM Squandered Their Right to be Taken Seriously on Gun Rights?

The boogie man is coming to get you!! That is the message I get from reading a letter penned by the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine (SAM), published on their Facebook page. (Note: I don’t have a link to that URL because I refuse to participate at any level with the totalitarian stiff necks (totalitarians) at Facebook. I was sent a copy of the letter.)

It doesn’t matter all that much whether what the executive director writes is true. What makes it difficult to swallow is his hypocrisy as well as ignorance. I say ignorance because I guess it would be better to be seen as ignorant that smart enough to know how two-faced you might be and yet pretend you are in the clear. Ignorance can be corrected…but one must be willing.

This attack on SAM, more specifically the executive director of whom I have called for his resignation, is because of efforts by SAM, the Maine Chapter of the NRA, and Gun Owner’s of Maine, crawling in bed with the very “progressives” that are being attacked by the executive director for seeking to confiscate guns.

Trahan writes: “National and State Progressive groups, many hostile (sic) to firearm rights, fueled by seething anger, toward our President are energized, organized and better funded than any time in history.”

I wonder if the executive director has given much thought to the idea that perhaps also fueling these bad-ass “progressives” was SAM’s, the NRA’s, and GoM’s, work to destroy Maine citizens’ constitutional rights when they created an unconstitutional “Red Flag” gun confiscation act? It would seem to me that “progressives” like Bloomberg, Soros, Collins, and Trahan would be emboldened to know that the largest supporter of gun rights in the state willingly squandered what little power they had left to save our gun rights. This action by these so-called gun rights groups sure kicked the door open, and in essence rolled out the red carpet for a formal invitation to come and complete the gun rights destruction SAM, NRA, and GoM started.

I could have said I told you so but would SAM have listened? NOPE! They didn’t listen when so many of their members wanted to know what in the hell was going on with not only supporting “Red Flag” laws but writing one of their own.

What is laughable is that the executive director writes in his letter: “In the not too distant past, as Mayor of New York he (Bloomberg) instituted the “stop and frisk” policy that allowed officers to stop city residents and search them randomly for weapons.”

So tell us, Mr. Executive Director, how is Michael Bloomberg’s “stop and frisk” policy so “unconstitutional,” when your own order to confiscate the guns of any considered “a danger” (from whose perspective? Yours, Bloomberg’s, Soros’) so warm and cuddly?

The executive director suggests that the “only thing” we (We? Does he mean himself? I hope not.) can do is “educate ourselves and our friends.” And what is it we are going to teach them? Maybe he means those bad-ass “progressives” who want your hard earned money to steal away our rights, while he pitches his own readers for money.

Some might get this entire attack on the executive director as coming from a “progressive.” Sorry! Such is far from the case. You see, I don’t like to dress myself up to be one of those phony republicans or democrats, or any other fake label. I like my freedom. I like to be left alone. I like to be able to make my own choices including those of gun ownership. I don’t need people like the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, telling me; “Hi, I’m from the government and I’m here to take you guns. We’ll sort it out later. In the meantime, prison ain’t so bad.”

Nope! I have a right to arm myself, if I choose. Nobody is going to change that. And yes, David Trahan has a right to craft any totalitarian law he sees fit – constitution is damned. However, it is hypocritical ignorance to tell Maine citizens it’s raining out (as he pisses on your boots) and then turns around and somehow tries to make out that Bloomberg and Soros and bad-ass progressives that have come to take your guns away.

I wonder if SAM, the NRA, or GoM even thought about the “trickle down” effect of the clumpy sewer they stirred up; that it would jump right back up and bite them square in the face?

I don’t think so.

If you cherish real gun rights, dump the executive director of SAM and then, with some straight forward intestinal fortitude, tell Bloomberg and Soros to go to hell.

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“Red Flag” “Extreme Risk Order” Gone Wrong

What could possibly go wrong? That was the question I asked the other day when I wrote about so-called “Red Flag” laws designed in principle to stop crimes before they happen…yeah, right.

Since that writing we have had an incident in Maryland where police went to a man’s house in order to “execute” a “Red Flag” order and ended up executing the man instead of the order.

In addition, there is a case in Vermont where hearsay and emotional nonsense resulted in an “Extreme Risk Order” being carried out in which police executing the order went to a man’s house, not in anyway involved in a supposed plan to cause harm but because he was a relative, and owned firearms, confiscated all of his firearms, which incidentally were locked up inside the home.

This gives us some ideas of “what could possibly go wrong.” To some the intent is good but the execution stinks. Are we now so damned strongly delusional that we can justify the taking of one man’s life thinking we MIGHT be protecting the life of another? Evidently.

It should have been proven over and over again that forcing a ban on guns of lawful citizens and/or taking those firearms away does nothing to get at the root problem of why there is violence in our society. Instead, it creates more crime. Are we to believe and accept that when law enforcement personnel are carrying out their orders, the loss of life and/or the suspension of one’s rights is in order because of hearsay and unwarranted suspicion? Is this what President Trump meant when he said to hell with Due Process. Are we to arrest the “bastards” and then ask questions later? If so, welcome to the corporation of police states, or perhaps you like the word fascism better, carried out by willing totalitarians brainwashed to think they are doing the right thing.

What could possibly go wrong? And yet, we still see so-called Second Amendment supporters clamoring with Leftist totalitarians to do “reasonable” things, like the destruction of the Bill of Rights, all in the name of public safety.

Go ahead. Support those “Red Flag” laws. Then sit back and enjoy your own created furtherance of slavery and oppression.

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