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I have pinned this post to the top of my blog. It is to remind people of what many of our opponents want. Alison Aires wants a tyrannical government. They want summary execution for private possession of firearms.

This is why we have a Bill of Rights. This is why I created Boomershoot.

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Why I-1639 Must Fail

Stolen from Don B:

 

If I-1639 Vote is No

 

If I-1639
Vote Is Yes

 

Bob Smails, a repeat felon, buys a semiautomatic
rifle and uses it to kill a clerk and a customer while robbing a convenience
store.

 

Bob Smails, a repeat felon, buys a semiautomatic
rifle and uses it to kill a clerk and a customer while robbing a convenience
store.

 

 

Nothing
changes here. Criminals do not obey gun laws.

 

 

Disabled 20 year old veteran Latisha Robbins lives
in an area with a significant crime problem due to persistent financial
difficulties. Too young to purchase a handgun, she purchases a light AR15, a
firearm with which she became familiar during her military
service.

 

 

When drug addict Jerry Randall breaks into her
home, he hurriedly flees when Latisha points the rifle at him and click off the
safety.

 

Disabled 20 year old veteran Latisha Robbins lives
in an area with a significant crime problem due to persistent financial
difficulties. Too young to purchase a handgun or an effective rifle for self
defense, she is forced to hope that police officers respond in time to her 911
call.

 

 

When drug addict Jerry Randall breaks into her
home, what he does to her causes the responding officer to cry in his wife’s
arms, after finding Latisha’s body.

 

 

Retired bookstore owner Jerry Rodriguez has been
planning for a hunting trip across the country for over a year. Two weeks
before departure, he is sighting it in at the range and accidentally drops it,
badly damaging the action.

 

 

Chagrined at this misfortune, he is still able to
purchase a used Browning BAR hunting rifle from a store that conducts a
background check before selling it to him. The rifle is sighted in and his
hunting trip is saved.

 

 

Retired bookstore owner Jerry Rodriguez has been
planning for a hunting trip across the country for over a year. Two weeks
before departure, he is sighting it in at the range and accidentally drops it,
badly damaging the action.

 

 

Chagrined at this misfortune, goes to his local gun
store and tries to purchase a used Browning BAR hunting rifle from a store.
Despite his clean background and possession of a Concealed Pistol License
(which would exempt him from a handgun waiting period, though not a redundant
background check), Jerry is unable to purchase the BAR. I-1639’s 10 BUSINESS
DAY waiting period does not exempt CPL holders. It also requires proof of
having completed a training course….without specifying the contents of that
course, who will offer it and requiring that it be reasonably prices an
accessible to all.

 

 

Law enforcement officers are also governed by this
completely undefined process.

 

 

Bob Kowalski loses his 70 year old mother to
cancer, just before Christmas. It has been a hard year for Bob, who is recently
divorced, and he finds it difficult to keep depression at bay. However, he
finds solace in competitive shooting and finds a good therapist who has Bob use
a mild dose of an anti-depression medication for a year. Fortunately, he
ultimately overcomes the depression.

 

 

Bob Kowalski loses his 70 year old mother to
cancer, just before Christmas. It has been a hard year for Bob, who is recently
divorced, and he finds it difficult to keep depression at bay. However, he
finds solace in competitive shooting and finds a good therapist who has Bob use
a mild dose of an anti-depression medication for a year. Fortunately, he
ultimately overcomes the depression.

 

 

Unfortunately, a couple years later the state
legislature adds every person who has ever used any amount of anti-depression
medication to the list of persons unable to legally own any firearms. Bob’s
purchase of a rifle under I-1639 gave the state the means to circumvent HIPAA’s
privacy protections and access his medical records at any point in the future.
As a result of his brief anti-depressant use, all of Bob’s firearms are
confiscated.

 

 

Another consequence of this is that a large number
of people battling depression avoid seeking help to deal with that depression
and even suicidal thoughts. Some end up taking their own
lives.

 

 

Anne Holms is a former single mom whose kids have
grown and moved away. She keeps a pistol for self protection and is
conscientious about keeping it locked when she is not using it. Unfortunately,
the locked container is stolen from her home during a break-in while she is
away.

 

Anne Holms is a former single mom whose kids have
grown and moved away. She keeps a pistol for self protection and is
conscientious about keeping it locked when she is not using it. Unfortunately,
the locked container is stolen from her home during a break-in while she is
away.

 

 

Under I-1639, Anne is guilty of community
endangerment and is prosecuted as a criminal when her gun is stolen and used in
a robbery where a clerk is shot.

 

 

Washington state continues a precarious financial
juggling act, not helped by an Attorney General and Governor repeatedly engaging
in spurious, contrived lawsuits against the Federal
government.

 

Washington state continues a precarious financial
juggling act, not helped by an Attorney General and Governor repeatedly engaging
in spurious, contrived lawsuits against the Federal government.

Making
matters worse the Attorney General and courts will be untangling this initiative
in the courts for decades. For example, the storage requirement is clearly
overruled by the storage findings of the landmark Heller case of 10 years ago.
It will cost the state millions….paid for by peeved
taxpayers.

 

Cabelas hires 10 additional seasonal employees from
early November until just after Christmas.

 

Cabelas hires less seasonal employees during the
holiday season and lays off 2 permanent employees due to the financial chaos
wrought by this overly broad and clumsy initiative.

 

 

The state legislature continues to occasionally
consider firearms laws. As has become virtually a tradition, gun control
activists are given prior notice of hearing dates and are bused in and issued
color-coordinated orange shirts by out of state financier Michael Bloomberg.

 

 

They are still outnumbered by gun rights activists
who manage to take off days from work on short notice. Little
changes.

 

 

The state legislature continues to occasionally
consider firearms laws. As has become virtually a tradition, gun control
activists are given prior notice of hearing dates and are bused in and issued
color-coordinated orange shirts by out of state financier Michael Bloomberg.

 

 

They are still outnumbered by gun rights activists
who manage to take off days from work on short
notice.

 

 

However, some things have
changed.

 

 

          Democrats have
decided that it is now open season on gun owners and begin constant efforts to
enact ever stricter gun laws, like California does. Washington state gun
owners, used to a fairly stable set of laws, are left uncertain from one year
to the next which of their guns will remain legal

 

          Some legislation is
passed without real feedback over a weekend, as was attempted in 2018.

 

          At the same time,
the gun owners who up to now have had a huge stake in obeying all laws conclude
that there is no point in doing so.

 

Of course, the creators of this initiative view nearly all of this as features and not bugs. An increase in crime and chaos paves the way for more government infringement of our rights.

Vote NO on I1639 and ask your friends, relatives, and neighbors to vote no. Get materials to help get the word.

Donate your time and money to fund efforts (as I have also done) to defeat I-1639.

Huffman’s rule of social interaction

A civil society is dependent upon not having runaway hostile emotions. You might be get angry with your spouse, a co-worker, a neighbor, a political party or on a global scale another nation. In most cases these are bursts of anger that, when put into the larger perspective its not worth severing the relationship or escalating the hostilities. Everyone is going to have a better life if the parties can freely interact to the mutual benefit of everyone. If there is no mutually beneficial interaction at the current time that doesn’t mean that there won’t be such need in the future.

For example, suppose your neighbor’s dog sometimes poops in your yard. If you escalate the situation and you end up not being on speaking terms it going to be tough to help each other when you need to cover your windows with plywood to protect against hurricane.

This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t put a stop to the neighbor’s kid torturing your cat or you finding a new job and telling your boss he is a jerk when you leave. There are times when you must take action to protect yourself.

I would like to express this philosophy more succinctly and refer to it in the future as Huffman’s rule of social interaction:

Never burn bridges.

Wait until your enemy is crossing it and then use explosives.

Quote of the day—Brian Keith

“And please don’t respond. I detest when men who don’t read Design Mom come here and lecture this community of incredibly smart, well-educated women.”

You want to advocate that tens of millions of Americans be made in to felons to be hunted by police, but you object to any of those people you would make into felons merely typing a reply to your advocacy of their demise?

That doesn’t sound smart, and it doesn’t sound well-educated.

How did the United States take land from the Native Americans? Part of it was by taking their guns first.

How did the Germans push the Jews in to the ghettos? Partly by taking their guns first.

How did the Turks exterminate so many Armenians? They took the Armenians’ guns first.

How did Mao kill tens of millions? Pol Pot? Stalin?

The history of gun confiscation is the history of marginalized groups being exterminated by the majority.

Just because you yourself have no such desire has no effect on what the people you give this power to will do.

To see just what a bad idea taking all the guns away is, let’s change out the groups you want to make defenseless, and see how it sounds:

No African Americans should be allowed to own guns.

No women should be allowed to own guns.

No single moms should be allowed to own guns.

No Jews should be allowed to own guns.

No LGBTQ+ people should be allowed to own guns.

Pretty ugly, right?

I hope you aren’t advocating that a gay person isn’t allowed to defend themselves from gay bashing.

Brian Keith
October 15, 2018
Via Email.
[The quote from Design Mom can be found in the comment of February 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm here.

Noticed the condescension and the attempt at “reasoned discourse”. Typical.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Gabrielle Blair

Now, the days of gun ownership are numbered. We are going to vote to take your guns. All of them.

I always love these circular arguments of “what about ..” This is exactly why I support a ban. Of course we can’t solve this when there is no logic or intellectual component to the debate. So there is only one possible solution: take all the guns.

Gabrielle Blair
February 18, 2018
It’s Too Late. You’ve Lost Your Guns.
[Don’t ever let someone get away with telling you no one wants to take your guns.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Eric Swalwell

We should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons.

Eric Swalwell
U.S. Representative from California
May 3, 2018
Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters: Ex-prosecutor in Congress
[Don’t ever let anyone get away with telling you that no one wants to take your guns.

We should criminally prosecute those who attempt to deprive us of our rights.—Joe]

Quote of the day—25cents

If you want to keep guns out of it he [sic] hands of loons, vote for I-1639.

25cents
October 9, 2018
Comment to Washington’s I-1639 would implement some of the nation’s most stringent gun-control laws
[This is what they think of you.

Also of note is that from reading their comment it is clear they overestimated their worth when they chose a name.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Dave Holmes

Now I’m finished trying to reason with you. So now I, a guy who was ambivalent about guns just a few years ago, want to take your guns away. All of them. I want to take them all and melt them down and shape them into a giant sphere and then push it at you so you have to run away from it like Indiana Jones for the rest of your lives.

Dave Holmes
May 18, 2018
Okay, Now I Actually Do Want To Take Your Guns
[Never let anyone get away with telling you that no one wants to take your guns.

I’d also like to point out he doesn’t want to reason with us. He wants us to run for our lives until we die.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Stephen Paolini

The federal government has established you have to be 21 to purchase a handgun. It seems to me absurd that you can be 18 years old and purchase a group of firearms that, when used in crimes, contribute to 135% more injuries and 37% more deaths.

Stephen Paolini
Campaign Manager at I-1693
Lawsuits to ballot: Washington set for gun control vote
[Fact: In 2017 Washington had one murder attributed to the use of a rifle, 75 to the use of handguns, 36 to the use of a knife or cutting instrument, and 18 to hands, fists, feet, etc. This fact is from the 2017 FBI Uniform Crime Report.

Technically, Paolini may actually be correct. Notice the “when used in crimes” phrase. The thing is, it’s extremely rare for this class of guns to be used in crimes. Paolini is deliberately being extremely deceptive. It is an integral part of the anti-gun culture.—Joe]

Conservatives are winning the media war

Via email from Chet:

Interesting. He presents data indicating conservative media sources are totally dominating the viewership and engagement numbers.

He, at least partially, attributes this to the hostility of the political left to even minor disagreement while the political right recruits people who engage with them. The political left is driving people out to increase their purity and the right is accepting them. I can see that being a supportable hypothesis.

My fear is a recollection is of another famous leftist organization which raised to power then started to fade. They went violent in a big way. They destroyed shops, buildings, murdered people in riots. They even burned the assembly location of their legislature.

Our political left is currently repeatedly demonstrating their willingness to go violent when they don’t get their way and the election next month could be the spark that ignites them.

Quote of the day—Sean D Sorrentino

Rape is a big fucking deal in Conservative land. It is literally “the most horrific and obscene act imaginable.

I’d rather you thought me a murderer than believed me a rapist. Ordinary people can imagine circumstances where they’d kill someone, and might have some sympathy for me if they thought I murdered someone.

There are literally zero circumstances where raping someone is a good idea. There’s just no justification for it. Even attempted rape puts you outside the tribe. It makes you a non-person. It makes you fair game for anyone to kill on sight.

“Why’d you shoot that guy 27 times in the face and pelvis?”

“Because he raped my sister and that was all the ammo I brought.”

“Oh, ok.”

That’s how rapists are viewed in Conservative land.

So when the Left starts shooting their mouths off about “Rape Culture,” we get bent out shape. When they conflate ordinary boorish behavior with rape, we lose our minds. Because branding a man a rapist is literally telling the rest of the world that he needs killing.

Yet they feel totally ok about deploying the “he’s a rapist!” charge with nothing in the way of evidence, and can’t understand why a decent man, who is married to a woman, who has daughters, who coaches a girls basketball team, might find it incredibly upsetting. They painted a target on his back. They told the world there is no crime he wouldn’t stoop to. They invited the world to kill him. They encouraged him to kill himself.

Sean D Sorrentino
Posted on Facebook October 3, 2018
[This directly relates to what Luke O’Neil thinks is “a good joke”.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Luke O’Neil

On Sunday morning Ariel Dumas, a writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, apologized for a good joke. Writing on Twitter, she explained that the experience of the Kavanaugh nomination had been hard for the country and for her personally.

It is uncertain if Dumas was forced to make a statement by her employers at CBS, or if she volunteered the apology on her own, but one thing that is 100 percent crystal clear is that she never should have found herself in the position in the first place. The joke she posted on Saturday—”Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life.”—was the latest target of the bad faith destruction machine of the right.

It’s another cruel irony that would no doubt also be lost on the humorless scolds on the right that it’s Dumas whose life they are now attempting to ruin. Soon after the joke was published, the wheels of the vexation and spite apparatus on the right who maintain constant vigilance for such alleged missteps from the “liberal media” went to work, broadcasting it far and wide as evidence of the sickness of the left.

Luke O’Neil
October 8, 2018
‘Late Show’ Writer Ariel Dumas Under Fire for Obvious ‘Joke’ About Brett Kavanaugh
[This is from someone of the same political party which just a month ago went ballistic when a political opponent used the phrase “monkey up”.

To think that it was “a good joke” that someone with a previously excellent personal reputation was publicly and repeatedly accused heinous crimes, which could not be supported, is evil.

Of course he also thinks Kathy Griffin holding up a realistic severed head of President Trump was good joke.

Hence it should come at no surprise he says this about people who exercise their right to keep and bear arms:

Almost anyone of any stature in media who dabbles in political humor has found themselves in this scenario by now. I’ve had a number of phony campaigns attempted against me at outlets I’ve written for over the years after comments I’ve made about gamers and gun fetishists were amplified in bad faith.

In addition to being evil, as Mike Cernovich tweeted, he is also lacking in self awareness.—Joe[