Why I Chose a Gun

Dutch General Peter van Uhm explains the gun’s necessity to a free, peaceful state. I don’t recommend too many videos to you, but this is one: 17 minutes long, but you can hit “Settings” and speed him up to 1.25. However, General van Uhm’s insights are so keen, you may want to leave him at normal speed, take notes, and watch again. His speech to a varied audience — some of whom were no doubt very uncomfortable in the presence of the AR-15 platform weapon he displayed to them.

Hint: He comes from Nijmegen, where his father tried in vain to hold off the German invaders. Nijmegen, on the Rhine, is a town where they still celebrate the Americans’ liberation of Holland.

I have never before heard a better explanation for taking up arms.

 

Deadly Police Encounters As the Culture Breaks Down

This Knoxville area police officer mistake should frighten all of us, coming so soon after the Philandro Castile incident trial in which the officer was cleared. You might want to watch the Castile traffic stop and shooting video here first, before reading the article about the Knoxville area arrest.

In both instances, the officer was probably mistaken in believing that the innocent citizen behaved in such a way as to merit the officer’s drawing a gun. In Castile’s case, the officer shot Castile, killing him.

In the Knoxville case, the officer happened to see the citizen doing something that looked like she might be stealing a car: she had bought the car, and was picking it up. During the officer’s questioning, the officer drew his pistol and held the citizen at gunpoint waiting for another officer to arrive.

The city officials insist this was proper police procedure: I get that, don’t permit the lady to reach into the bag to show her purchase paperwork until the other officer arrives. However, it is a serious thing to draw a pistol on someone, escalating the risk that the unarmed person will be shot.

Now, here is the point of this post. In a culture where people still believe in right and wrong, and where right is taught from birth, almost all of the adults in that person’s life exhibit at least the propensity toward good behavior. We all learn what about right and wrong. We may err, but we know better and the mass of us can be trusted most of the time. We get out on our streets with the expectation that we will not be robbed, accosted, run over by a homicidal maniac, or even held at gunpoint by a police officer. In such a culture, crime is rare, the criminal mindset is confined to the rarely encountered few. Police officers share these experiences, and they may start an encounter in a less-stressed frame of mind.

In today’s deteriorating culture, police officers may rationally fear for their lives when simply stopping someone for a taillight out. They may perceive a crime happening where there is none; they may be more likely to believe that someone like Castile “looks like” a bank robbery suspect. They may arrive at the car door already tense, already prepared to draw and shoot upon the next perceived provocation. They may perceive innocuous behavior as that provocation.

I do not believe that either officer in these two cases set out that day to abuse police power, to shoot anyone, or to draw a gun on a woman just buying a car. But, the more demented people there are running around out here, the more likely deadly encounters are. Put another way, those who presume to preside over our culture have led us into anarchy, chaos, and danger.

Turnabout Is Fair Play at the NYC Trump Assassination Play

These two patriots exercised what the Left considers to be their First Amendment right to act out in the face of injustice and violence. Not a Democrat? Voice your opposition; get arrested.

Block streets, overturn cars, set off air horns, threaten others — get away with it if you are a Democrat disrupting a Republican rally.

When the government no longer enforces your First Amendment right to peaceably assemble, and when government looks the other way when organized, paid mobs overrun your own rally, I suppose this is how we have to fight back. The official response of the play is “Free speech for all, but….”

And, by the way, I do not believe there is any First Amendment right to encourage a mob to assassinate the President of the United States; nor are the cast and audience assembled peaceably.

Laura Loomer was arrested for trying to stop the cast from depicting the assassination of President Trump. You may donate to her legal defense here, and her media’s website, “The Rebel” is here.

Armed Tennesseans Capture Georgia Escaped Murderers

Glenn Reynolds likes to remind us all that the police protect the accused from the angry citizens; it’s not the other way around. Police stand between mob vigilantism and the criminal; police impose law on the situation. Punishment for the criminal comes later. Law, the expectation of effective and honest law enforcement officers, and the reliability of the judicial system in finding the facts and imposing punishment, are all that stand between a culture and anarchy. Counting on law enforcement, even the armed citizen need not form a mob to hunt down and kill demented murderers.

Case in point: the armed Tennessean captured the two Georgia demented murderers, and called the police.

The two escapees could have been shot and killed. The armed citizen probably did not want to endure an investigation, a possible prosecution, and a frivolous lawsuit by the families of the fine young tatted-up men who need to visit The Chair.

The law worked this time — but only because an armed citizen stopped the bad guys who could have stolen the car and committed more murder. You liberal Democrats for gun control should thank the armed citizen, and the NRA who supports the armed citizen — and all of us who voted for Donald Trump.

But, you won’t. You’re too busy being deranged.

Democrat Delusion Exposed by GOP Ball Practice Attacker

What do you do when — one day — your smouldering prejudices are exposed and you learn that you have let yourself become the person you so despise?

Democrats, your party and its hateful voices drove James T. Hodgkinson beyond the pale and over the edge. I hope that his crime and death cause you to reflect.

The people you so hate mostly just want to be left alone to live their lives. They want to work, and use the fruits of their labors to build, provide for their families, and just live. Your party insists on the assumed right to regulate everything they do, and throw them into jail if they resist.

Yet, you avoid punishing real crime, you permit the country to be overrun with foreign enemies, and you bankrupt the treasury. You reward the perverse and the frivolous with your government grants; you reward your cronies with subsidies and tax breaks. Yet, you throw every impediment in the way of the entrepreneur. Your appetite to tax people’s earnings knows no limits.

You would shred our Constitution; you suppress conservative speech; you would seize our arms and ammunition. The Article I Section 8 limits on government power mean nothing to you.

Not satisfied with mere socialism, you adopt the bizarre and perverse as your party platform, insisting that boys are girls, women are men, and what hangs between your legs does not define which of the two sexes you are. Your new “values” clash in sometimes hilarious ways: Do women have the right to operate a women-only nude spa where anyone with male genitals is excluded? You’d think so, but this is the kind of strange “controversy” you insist on.

Every objection is met with the most vile accusations of “racist” etc.

Your politicians lie at every turn. And blame those who oppose them. Benghazi. Benghazi. Benghazi.

And — this is the worst part of it — you prove again and again that you do not care. Many of you just will not break with your tradition and history of voting (D). Some of you are outright delusional — and you “give permission” to other delusional Democrats to do violence. Either way, tradition-bound or delusional, you keep putting into power the people who are destroying the blessing of the United States of America.

That is how I see you. Do you think that just perhaps, there are rational reasons why an American might choose (R) and, yes, even Donald Trump, over your Democrat Party?

If your knee-jerk answer is “No!” then count yourself among the James T. Hodgkinson delusional.

UK at Election Crossroads

The Brits are hardly offered their own anti-establishment Donald Trump, this time. There is no British Ted Cruz running for Prime Minister. The Left on both sides of the Atlantic is in full spin mode for their like-minded Marxist, Jeremy Corbyn. But, they can send a powerful message tomorrow if they reject Corbyn, and re-elect May.

If, in the bloody wake of the latest Islamic terrorist attacks, they choose Corbyn, they send the wrong signal to their enemies.

At some point…

London, at some point, after Islamic men and women living among you, again and again murder your people, you should begin to realize:

–your leaders have utterly betrayed your country

–you have an Islamic problem

–your people have learned cowardice, to the point that instead of an angry mob rising up to beat knife-wielding terrorists to death, your police urge you to “run, tell, and hide”

–you need a gun

–you are responsible for letting all of these people — your own government and the Islamic world’s homicidal maniacs — do this to you.

Why we do not trust news reporters

Today, in my local paper taken over by USA Today, the editor writes a piece ostensibly about teen suicide. The caption is: “Guns and suicide go tragically in hand.” The editor and writer, Jack McElroy insists: “Second Amendment advocates may take this column as a call for more gun control. That is not the intent.”

Mr. McElroy is an out-of-place, longtime advocate for a greater government monopoly over guns. Yes, Mr. McElroy, gun control is the reason you wrote this article.

I note that you do not even bother to address why many modern westerners lose hope, and despair. You might address the underlying sickness that pervades the increasingly anti-Christian, post-modern, West. Something is deeply wrong, isn’t it? We don’t have just a drug problem, a crime problem, a “gun problem,” or a teen pregnancy problem. We claim license to deny our Creator, and then wonder why things have gotten so bizarrely out of hand. For all of our purported freedom from all constraints including even our biological being as male or female, somehow, we as a culture are deeply unsatisfied. Some — offered no reason to believe their life has any meaning — give up.

Others, however, hungry for power and wealth, see opportunity to use our crisis-of-being to morph our formerly limited self-government, into their own unaccountable selfish government, corrupted for their own purposes. Yet, you advocate that we should hand our liberty over to them and trust government even more. I remind you, Mr. McElroy of your presidential candidate of choice, Hillary Clinton, and I summarize for you in one word why we should never hand over a monopoly over firearms to the people who comprise government: Benghazi.

You are no more truthful than she, when you say you are not writing to advocate gun control. And, that is just one more reason why you and others in the mainstream media, too, have forfeited all credibility.

ISIS Mocks Gun Control

PJ Media examines the latest issue of ISIS’s Rumiyah magazine, and  finds advice to the jihadi wannabee on obtaining weapons. ISIS comments on gun shows and the American right to keep and bear arms. ISIS also mocks gun control in Europe, boasting how easy it is to obtain weapons in Europe.

The Left will seize on ISIS commentary about gun shows. But, the real message that emerges about and guns ISIS is this: Continue reading