Quote of the day—Toni Wellen

I have friends who own AR-15 rifles; they enjoy shooting them at target practice for sport and fervently defend their right to own them. But I cannot accept that their right to enjoy their hobby supersedes my right to send my own children to school, a movie theater, or a concert and to know that they are safe. Can the answer really be to subject our school children to active-shooter drills — to learn to hide under desks, turn off the lights, lock the door, and be silent — instead of addressing the root cause of the problem and passing legislation to take AR-15-style weapons out of the hands of civilians?


Toni Wellen
June 18, 2021
Why AR-15 Assault Weapons Must Be Banned
[So many errors in so few words:

  • It’s not a “right to enjoy a hobby”.
  • No one has a right to “know they are safe”.
  • The “root cause of the problem” is not the existence of firearms. It is evil people with a desire and willingness to commit evil acts.
  • “Passing legislation” does not take guns out of the hands of civilians. Men with guns take guns out of the hands of civilians.

Lessons to be learned, at least in regards to the useful idiots, does not apply to all:

  • Anti-gun people are not fully connected with reality.
  • They think of gun ownership, at best, as a hobby.
  • They think gun owners value their “hobby” more than the lives of children.
  • They do not understand rights.
  • Rather than people, they believe inanimate objects are an agent of cause and crime.
  • They believe “passing legislation” can fix human problems when it is actually human action (or acts of nature/god) which fix human problems.
  • Never let anyone get away with telling you, “No one wants to take your guns.”

There are none so blind as those who will not see.—Joe]


14 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Toni Wellen

  1. “The bullets fired by an AR-15 are different: They travel at a higher velocity and are far more lethal than routine bullets fired from a handgun. The damage they cause is a function of the energy they impart as they pass through the body. A typical AR-15 bullet leaves the barrel traveling almost three times faster than — and imparting more than three times the energy of — a typical 9mm bullet from a handgun. ….”

    I wonder if she’d wet her britches as she stroked out if she were told about the larger, and much more powerful, rifle cartridges that are also fired in magazine fed semi-auto rifles.

    I know. It would be ‘We have to ban them too!!!!!!’

    Their intellect remains at pre-renaissance dark-ages level and they still live with their medieval superstitions.

    • You’re way behind the curve if you think the left’s misinformation campaigns come from a position of ignorance. Sure, a few people believe the lies, but the power-mad, lying liars who conjure up and promote leftist lies are skilled tacticians.

      They know exactly what they are doing, they’re coordinated, they have a global infrastructure, ample resources, and they’re very good at what they do. To believe that we can correct them by educating them in facts and morals is to fail to understand the tactical landscape in which we find ourselves.

      This situation is akin to an American ship’s captain during the attack on Pearl Harbor asking his commander to make an emergency call to the Japanese embassy to inform them that their carrier pilots are accidentally firing on U.S. assets and personnel. In other words, if you believe it’s all a mistake, a misunderstanding that could be be cleared up with a few facts, or moral or historical lessons, then they’ve got you right smack dab where they want you; clueless and unable to respond appropriately.

      You have an interesting point at the end though. They are at Dark Ages levels because they are the (Romish) Dark Ages powers. You’re spot on there. Just don’t make the mistake of believing that they’re either stupid or ignorant! The word you’re looking for instead is “evil”, or “anti-Christ”, and once grasped, once those implications are understood, it changes things entirely.

      And yes, those Romish powers are wrong, AND they know it! AND they are proud of it! AND they are getting what they want out of the deal; worldly power and wealth, worldly title, authority and station, and the love and admiration of billions. “And all the world wondered after the beast.” — Revelation 13:3

      • “You’re way behind the curve if you think the left’s misinformation campaigns come from a position of ignorance.”

        Never said, or thought, it wasn’t.

        Sure, a few people believe the lies,….

        Yes, specifically the cud chewers like this who have been ‘properly’ indoctrinated,….. because they’re morons.

    • I like to describe the AR-15 as a “lightweight, modest power rifle”.

  2. They should rename the newspaper Toni writes for. Call it the “Santa Barbara Utopian”.

  3. Nobody seem overly concerned about fire drills, earthquake drills, hurricane preparedness, etc, but when it concerns being prepared for a deranged killer, that’s somehow something we should not even consider possible.
    How do these people make it from Monday to Sunday without a minder?

    • It’s all smoke and mirrors, in a magician’s or mentalist’s act. And, point of order, if we want to be accurate, Sunday is the first day of the week, not Monday, and Sabbath is the last day of the week.

    • The school lockdown drills also have no basis in reality. Staying grouped in classrooms and hiding under the desks just gives a deranged killer easier targets. If you can’t fight back and there are not enough non-obvious hiding places, you need to _scatter and run_.

      Remember, the largest school massacre in US history was done with bombs, not guns.

      • The lockdown drills are designed to instill fear of guns in children while appearing reasonable to most parents. It’s a very effective indoctrination tool to train future sheep to be fleeced without complaint because “they’re keeping us safe”, then vote to be fleeced more often and closer to the skin.

  4. Toni Wellen is either perpetrating, or has fallen prey to, that tired old notion that liberty has a “body count” associated with it. Leftist agitators love to cite, or insinuate, “death tolls” for anything they don’t like (i.e. anything that smacks of true, individual freedom of conscience and freedom of association). It means that if you don’t agree with them you are “literally killing people”, and that therefore you may be treated accordingly as a murderer, and they’ll want to kill you!

    But (for obvious reasons) they never want to talk about the death tolls, or “body counts” associated with their own beliefs, actions, laws and systems. And so they’re playing a little game of projection here. They know they’re killers (collectively, some of the worst ever), and so they have to make you out to be a killer too!

    Of course, pretty much any object, any occupation or any action, system or belief (any noun) you can think of has, in fact, a body count associated with it. Being born, for example, comes with a certain death sentence (only a few people in all of history have been translated into eternal life without having experienced death). Short of that, one of the most enormous “body counts” in all of history can be directly attributed to authoritarianism, and authoritarianism is that which Wellen seems to be promoting!

  5. Of course, and this bears repeating often, the criminal mind, which is also the mind of the authoritarian, fears the more lawful, armed citizen, and so, we have to understand that, from their perspective, we are, truly, a danger and a plague!

    That is as it should be, ideally anyway– The criminal should live in perpetual terror of the lawful*, if only for the fact that the lawful, by their very existence, without a word or a directed action, without even so much as thinking about the criminals but merely living their own lives, are a living demonstration of that stark contrast between themselves and the criminal class.

    “You will know them by their fruits.” — Jesus Christ, in Matthew 7:16

    And THIS is why they will forever hate you, and complain about being “alienated” or “left out” out” or “treated unfairly” or “persecuted, etc, etc., etc.

    The last thing we want is to, by our actions and words, be accepted and respected by those of the criminal mind, or to show acceptance for, or fellowship with, them. If we’re not feared and hated, plotted against, lied about and threatened, then we must surely be in error!

    “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” — Ephesians 5:11

    But then, speaking of body counts and such, there is the “mark of Cain”, which includes a protection of the murderer against being himself killed, and we should try to understand that, and ask ourselves whether it is still in effect.

    * by which, it is meant, those who uphold the law of God

  6. Toni Wellen is an idiot. You don’t attempt to reason with idiots. You institutionalize them so they can’t cause any more harm to society.

  7. No one has a right to “know they are safe”.
    Claims of positive rights to emotional states is a common denominator for rationalizing many totalitarian impulses.
    Freedom from want. Turns out people want as much as you will give them, and then some. Thanks, FDR.
    Freedom from fear. Government by neurosis. Thanks, FDR.
    Freedom from criticism or disdain. Bradbury warned us what this leads to. He intended it as a cautionary tale, not a blueprint for social engineering.

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