Quote of the day—Bennie G. Thompson

Taking action to prevent terrorists from having access to assault weapons would be a good start.  However, it seems that in the waning days of this Congress, there is more appetite for advancing un-American and counter-productive proposals such as closing the borders to Muslims or ethnically profiling whole communities.

To reiterate what Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has testified to Congress, that with the current threat picture, homeland security cannot be achieved without sensible gun control laws.

Bennie G. Thompson
House Homeland Security Committee ranking member (D-Miss)
September 21, 2016
Homeland security means keeping assault weapons off our streets
[Sometimes I’m just amazed that people can say and believe the things they do. Immigration from other countries is not a constitutionally protected right. There isn’t anything more American than our country’s founding document. The right to keep and bear arms is a specific enumerated right protected by that document. Is this guy’s mind that well partitioned that he can’t connected what he wrote in consecutive sentences?

The only way this makes sense to me is that people say things with the knowledge, at some level, people will hear what they want to hear. The anti-gun politician will say they “respect the Second Amendment and they don’t want to ban guns”. The next sentence will be that they “support the banning of assault weapons”. It could be that those sort of contradictory messages work on both the receiver and the sender. They say and hear what they want depending upon individual biases of the person at that particular moment. And those biases change from second to second. For example, one second they are of the opinion that the Bill of Rights is important and should be respected. The next second they believe nothing should stand in the way of preventing terrorists from murdering innocent people. They somehow cannot make the connection that these two beliefs are incompatible.

It could be this a built-in psychological mechanism common to almost all people.

I view it as some sort of mental illness.—Joe]


Those who need to know already know what the following means. If it’s not crystal clear to you then don’t worry about it. It’s not for you. It’s more fun and games for the NSA:

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Quote of the day—The left honourable ‏@bamboozled3

@statasiore I dont need a weapon to face the world nor do I need a surrogate @NRA penis-anyway u indulge urself so 31k get shot ea yr in US

The left honourable ‏@bamboozled3
Tweeted on January 12, 2016
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

Via a tweet from Linoge.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Jennifer Palmieri

Any candidate who tells this many lies clearly can’t win the debate on the merits.

Jennifer Palmieri
Communications Director for Hillary Clinton
September 24, 2016
THE PRESSURE’S ON HILLARY CLINTON AT FIRST DEBATE, FAIR OR NOT
[Pamien, in this mind blowing display of projection, is referring to Donald Trump.

Rule Number 3. Social Justice Warriors always project.—Joe]


Those who need to know already know what the following means. If it’s not crystal clear to you then don’t worry about it. It’s not for you.

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Quote of the day—AR15.com News

A chief aim of the Constitution as drafted by the Constitutional Convention was to create a government with enough power to act on a national level, but without so much power that fundamental rights would be at risk. It is quite obvious that limit has been overstepped, and electing Hillary would essentially re-create the same greedy, selfish, tyrannical government that the King of England and Parliament had back in the 18th century. Then she could begin dismantling the Constitution piece by piece.

I hope the FBI does their job, and that the DOJ does theirs. I hope that the evidence that was purposely deleted from the private email server makes its way to the American people, and that the establishment and its corrupt politics are eliminated. I still have hope that all is not lost in our federal government, but I have no confidence.

AR15.com News
August 15, 2016
[As gun owners I think the best that we can hope for from the November election is that Hillary is soundly defeated and the next president nominates judges who respect our rights. Hillary is extremely unlikely to be indicted let alone spend time in jail.

Discussing this with Sean Flynn a couple weeks ago he told me that he was of the opinion Hillary could be elected even if she was in jail and that only if her health problems manifested in her death before the election would we be able to avoid another Clinton presidency. I told him I thought her supporters would be willing to elect her corpse. He agreed I was probably correct. However there are much more successful political prognosticators than either Sean or I who claim the election is already over in a landslide for Trump.

The bigger issue of the Federal government exercising far more power than it was given by the constitution and infringing upon rights at such a broad scale it’s difficult to fathom appears to be beyond our reach through mere elections. I’m of the opinion our “best” hope for that is through the economic collapse of our federal government. It appears the collapse is inevitable but I see no clear path to something better arising from the ashes.—Joe]


Those who need to know already know what the following means. If it’s not crystal clear to you then don’t worry about it. It’s not for you.

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Quote of the day—Xenia

If you got me one of those shirts and I wore it to school, would you do a war dance on their desks if I got in trouble?

Xenia
January 1, 2006
Comment to Speaking of political correctness
The shirt in question:
[I’m of the opinion advocates for freedom don’t do enough “war dances”. We just want to be left alone and when someone or some group infringes upon our freedom the easiest way to be left alone is to let them have what they want. The confrontation required to assert our freedom and reclaim it is against our nature.

To the authoritarian exercising control over others and confronting people is how they get pleasure in their lives. Remember what Marthe Kent said:

And it is a thrill; it’s a high… I love it; I absolutely love it.  I was born to regulate.

When they are successful in infringing up on the freedom of others it gives them an incredible high and they want more. Their thirst for power will never end until people stand up to them and eliminate the pleasure they get from infringing upon our freedom. I’m thinking one of the new tools I’m going to put in my “tool box” when confronted by anti freedom people is to tell them because of their confrontation I’m going to donate another $100 to the NRA. And if they continue, I’ll start counting in $20 increments, $120, $140, $160… And perhaps for those who are particularly persistent I’ll tell them because of their attack I’m going to give away an “assault weapon”, without a background check, to a woman who will appreciate it. If they continue, start adding in the boxes of ammo.

Using logic and facts doesn’t have an impact on them. Pushing their emotional buttons will make it painful for them in ways that demonstrating they have little more than ignorance and a childlike belief system in imaginary solutions can’t.

Or as Glenn Reynolds is fond of saying (as well as the Obama administration) , “Punch back twice as hard.” They attack with rhetoric and I will counterattack with resource allocation to what they believe to be among the most effective and evil political organizations in the country. Their rhetorical actions will generate the possibility of real political  consequences.

In answer to Xenia’s question, over ten years ago, I asked what size she wanted, she got the shirt (obviously), she wore it to school, and I never had to do a war dance for her. I don’t know if she still even has her shirt but mine is one of my favorite shirts to wear when I go through TSA screening.—Joe]


Those who need to know already know what the following means. If it’s not crystal clear to you then don’t worry about it. It’s not for you.

 

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Quote of the day—Jesse Winton

Consider, for instance, the fact that gun crime rates typically have not risen in regions when the number of concealed-carry permit holders increases. That point goes a long way to convincing millennials that the problem isn’t simply the number of guns, it’s who is holding them.

Moreover, it’s worth considering that during the two-decade period from 1992 to 2011, violent crime rates fell nearly in half in the United States while the murder rate fell dramatically as well. Why is that significant? Because it was a period when gun laws nationwide generally became less restrictive (notwithstanding the experience in several major urban centers).

For all the hysterical talk about gun violence in the United States, the truth is that our nation ranks relatively low in terms of gun murders per 100,000 people. It is impossible to reconcile that with the fact the United States leads the world in civilian firearms ownership.

Jesse Winton
September 20, 2016
‘Inured to violence’ involving guns
Why millennials are skeptical of the gun-control agenda

[We need to keep changing the culture. It’s our best hope.

Someone at work came up to me yesterday and said, “It’s time to blow off some steam around here. Can you arrange some range time for a group of us to go to the range together?”

Uh, YES!

I reserved the training bay at West Coast Amory for us. I’m pretty sure there will be people who have never shot before attending as well as people with their own guns and former military and law enforcement people as well.—Joe]


Those who need to know already know what the following means. If it’s not crystal clear to you then don’t worry about it. It’s not for you.

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Quote of the day—Jeff Ingebritson

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Jeff Ingebritson
September 17, 2016
Comment on Fox News Facebook via Andrew Benghazi.
[And just so the text will be available for searching:

If asking Hillary to disarm is a call for her assassination, then asking the American people to disarm is calling for their genocide.

Very well done.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Sean Flynn

The emblem of “Stronger Together”, dating back past Roman times, is the fasces. “Stronger Together” is so central to their ideology that the Italian Fascists adopted the fasces (fascio in Italian) as the basis for their name and as a symbol of their movement. Note that being ancient and all that, the fasces has been used by many others for different purposes.

But that doesn’t mean I could resist composing this:

SeanStrongerTogether

Sean Flynn
September 19, 2016
Via email
[It fits so well.—Joe]


Those who need to know already know what the following means. If it’s not crystal clear to you then don’t worry about it. It’s not for you.

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Quote of the day—Frank McConnell‏@BratFrye

@homebuilderpa @TimothyJPadilla Hey big guy, we know why guns matter to you. But the girls probably prefer Viagra.

Frank McConnell‏@BratFrye
Tweeted on January 30, 2016
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

Via a tweet from Linoge.—Joe]


Those who need to know already know what this means:


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Quote of the day—TJ Martinell

A vital lesson from this gun control war is that the unless action is taken in the states themselves to nullify and resist unconstitutional federal gun laws, the threat will exist perpetually. Gun rights activists no doubt fought with the best of intentions and attempted to thwart gun grabbers at every turn, but their strategy demonstrated that despite victory after victory at a federal level, and even at a state level, the enemy eventually recuperates and makes another attempted assault on our right to keep and bear arms. The only way to neutralize the threat is by getting states to pass Second Amendment Preservation Acts.

TJ Martinell
March 10, 2016
The Great Gun Control War of the 20th Century, Part III
[I don’t really think it is the only way. But it may be one way. And I don’t see any significant chance of harm.—Joe]


Those who need to know already know what this means:

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Quote of the day—Jonathan

“Assault weapon bans” can’t work mechanically, haven’t worked historically, and won’t work analytically.  Given that record of abject failure, why do “gun control” advocates continue to call for these pointless and ineffective bans at almost every opportunity?

Perhaps your safety is not actually their priority?

Jonathan
September 11, 2016
the ineffectiveness of “assault weapon bans”, part 4
[“Perhaps”? No. There is no question about it. Safety has nothing to do with it. It’s about the willful destruction of liberty.—Joe]


Those who need to know already know what this means:

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Quote of the day—Kim_Jung-Skill

It is bad for an imperfect government to be able to predict all crime. Some of the greatest steps forward in human history were only made possible by people being able to hide information from their government. If the church had access to Galileo’s research journals and notes we could be hundreds of years behind in our scientific growth. If the government had unlimited access to the networks of civil dissidents blacks may have never fought off Jim Crow. If King George had perfect information America would never have been a country. There is no government on earth that is perfect, and therefore there is no government on earth that can act responsibly with unlimited access to information. A government is unlikely to be able to distinguish between a negative and positive disruption to it’s social order and laws, and it therefore follows that an unlimited spying program can only hinder the next great social step forward. Don’t fear the surveillance state because you might have something illegal, fear the surveillance state because it is a tremendous institutional barrier to meaningful societal progress.

Kim_Jung-Skill
December 16, 2016
Reddit comment to Congress Slips CISA Into a Budget Bill That’s Sure to Pass
[Via email from Jaime.—Joe]


Those who need to know already know what this means:

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Quote of the day—Sean Davis

These are the Clintons. If you’re a Clinton, you lie. It’s what you do. Expecting them to not lie is a fool’s errand. But given the amount of time the Clintons have spent in politics lying to the public–somewhere in the neighborhood of three decades–they really ought to be better at it by now.

Sean Davis
September 12, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Needs To Hire Better Liars : The only completely ludicrous conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton’s health is that there’s nothing wrong with it.
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Paul Koning

The goal of the Illinois criminal legislature isn’t to fix crime. They clearly could do that if they wanted to, but they do not want to. Their actual goal is to disarm honest people, to render them defenseless against criminals, and to make the impact of crime worse so they will have more excuses for more invasions on the people’s liberty. What they deserve is not just being kicked out of office, but also being swiftly charged with, convicted for, and hanged for treason. Treason it is, because treason is waging war against the people or giving comfort to the enemy, both of which they are doing.

Paul Koning
September 13, 2016
Comment to Quote of the day—Marshall Lewin
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Marshall Lewin

Whatever the case, the simple fact that politicians push this garbage when they know it won’t work—and when they already have everything they need to fight crime—is a disgrace. It’s a direct danger to your right to own a gun and ammunition with which to defend yourself and your family from the criminals that they refuse to control.

And the best way you can stop that dishonest and dangerous attack on your rights is to throw every one of these crooks out of office on Election Day this November.

Marshall Lewin
September 9, 2016
The Truth About Illinois’ Ammo Serial Numbering Scheme
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Jeff Snyder

With each additional gun control law, then, it becomes more and more apparent that our legislators, president and courts are fundamentally lawless, recognizing not authority higher than their own preferences and mere majority rule or, in the case of the courts, the personal beliefs of the judges. Laws enacted in such blatant disregard of a fundamental right make manifest the fact that politics is a confidence game in which the legislators and the courts capitalize upon and trade off of the people’s respect for the nations supreme law to establish legitimacy for their laws and rulings, a veneration and respect they themselves do not share. Gun control is thus providing the occasion for, and disposing  larger numbers of people to, recognizing the destruction of individual rights and the illegitimacy of the federal government. When this line has been crossed, it is not easily re-established.

Jeff Snyder
2001
Forward to Nation of Cowards page vii.
[And that line was crossed for me with Ruby Ridge.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Scott Reeder

Recently, I enrolled in a conceal carry class. I wanted to learn more about what is becoming a growing movement in our country.

The folks taking the class cut across the socio/economic spectrum. There was a truck driver and a dentist. There were older folks and twentysomethings. And I sat next to a young mother who could outshoot everyone in the class.

What struck me was how ordinary they were.

I didn’t see any gang colors – unless you count camouflage. I found my classmates to be polite and concerned about the well being of their families.

Those who support more restrictions on guns would have you believe that folks who want to carry are Dirty Harry types ready to shove a revolver in someone’s face and shout, “Go ahead, make my day.”

I’ve never met a gun owner like that.

Scott Reeder
September 9, 2016
A baby step for gun control
[Part of the problem we have is that everything some people know about guns and gun owners they learned via T.V. and movies. And, of course, the characters as well as the drama and effects are larger than life.

This is why it is critically important to come out of the closet as a gun owner and take new shooters to the range so they can become acquainted with reality.—Joe]

Quote of the day—amiable

Clinton is probably one of the least crooked politicians currently running for office.  She came from a middle class family and married a poor boy who made good.

amiable
September 8, 2016
Comment to No matter how you spin it, crooked Hillary is still crooked
[Via Tam.

As Robert Heinlein’s character said in Time Enough For Love (page 241):

Delusions are often functional.  A mother’s opinions about her children’s beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad nauseam, keep her from drowning them at birth.

Lazarus Long
1916-4272

Still, the depth of the delusion is amazing.—Joe]