Idiot Journalism

The Texas school shooter has been described as posting an image of an overcoat with [among other accoutrements], a “Nazi” medal.

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The medal is actually one awarded sometime between the years 1813 and 1918, and represents the Iron Cross, 2nd Class. This medal has absolutely nothing to do with Nazism.

This may seem like a minor point, but if we are collectively attempting to get at the root causes of why this oxygen thief shot up Santa Fe High School…….it isn’t helpful to invent ideologies that he may or may not have ascribed to.

A simple Google search can go a long way….much like identification and function of firearms….which by the way, seems to be relatively ignored in this case, as the shooter had a shotgun and a .38 revolver. Not a scary, black “assault-weapon-of-war”….or some other mouth breathing nonsense.

 

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I’ve been looking for a list like this….

By now, most, I’m sure, have heard of the horror perpetrated by a Utah high school girl, one Keziah Daum. It is an offense of unimaginable proportions, a provocation that threatens to tear asunder the fabric of multi-cultural, diverse, tolerant society. That’s right: she wore a red dress of a generically Asian style—maybe Chinese-ish–to prom. […]

via Goin’ To The Cultural Appropriation Prom — Stately McDaniel Manor

Relevant quotes for these times….

“It is something sitting down the street in the Reich Chancellery, lonesomely bent over a great desk, drawing lines on maps, dreaming big dreams of world conquest.

It is crowded around in a circle in Warsaw, racking its brains in an attempt to outguess Hitler.

It is gathered in a church in England, asking God for guidance at this fatal hour.

It is walking in the fields of France, where anxious eyes are trained on the secret hills across the Rhine.

It is in a thousand history books, in a million dispatches of ambassadors to their governments, in hundreds of capitals over the world, in the opinions of men talking excitedly on street corners, in the hearts of mothers and in the wild hopes of their sons.

It lies in the whims of the bosses, the whims of the dictators, the caprices of their women. War is the biggest thing in the world.

It is the massing of all that is the worst of mankind; it is the hatreds of people, their secret resentments, their greed, their firm convictions all rolled together and exploded to destroy the cities and the fields and the human beings who get in its unholy path.

That is war.”

And….

“You want to know how a minority can keep itself in power against the wishes of the majority? 

This is one method: Make every citizen feel in his heart that at one time or another he said or did something against the government and let him think that the government knows about his indiscretion but is merely biding its time until he makes a bigger slip.

Who speaks more patriotically to strangers than the man who fears immediate arrest by the Gestapo?

Who will say “Heil Hitler” more loudly?”

Excerpts from Berlin Embassy

An Essay on the Second Amendment: Part Three- Rights Remain as Times Change

The Salient conclusion of this piece speaks volumes…..”As time passes by, our rights remain intact. We have seen innovation, invention, and betterment of life due to technological advancements. Even so, the gun community is told that the technology is too dangerous to handle. Imagine the insanity if someone said that the right to free speech does not apply to social media. Millions of people would be up in arms, and for good reason. Just because humanity gains technological strides does not mean that our rights do not keep up with us.”

The Classy Libertarian

How often do audiences hear that “the Second Amendment was only meant for muskets” from journalists and gun control advocates?

It seems it would make sense if the audience ignores two factors: the Founding Fathers had seen that technology continually change, and that advanced weaponry besides muskets had already been invented.

The first idea is pretty easy to debunk. Technology in general had made life easier, from communication (via word of mouth to writing with quill and ink to the Gutenberg printing press), to transportation (via walking, domesticating horses, to horse drawn buggies), to housing (huts made of mud and rock to log cabins to buildings made of brick and mortar).

When discussing warfare, mankind has made extraordinary changes. Wooden clubs became spears and swords, slings and stones became bows and arrows, crossbows and bolts, and eventually firearms. From here, the second notion (that no advanced technology beyond muskets…

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NRA = “Terrorist Group”??

There’s been a recent rash of celebu-twits mass-shooting-their-mouths-off, about gun control. Nothing new there….to include the hypocrisy of their armed security.

What’s apparently gaining some sort of faux-gravitas amongst this virtue-signaling, naval gazing crowd of self-important sock puppets……is calling the NRA – a membership driven organization of 5+ million members…..a “terrorist organization”.

Another shooting.
I’m going to politicize the fuck out of it, and so should you.
The NRA is a terrorist organization. https://t.co/UsoQBIxWpf

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) April 3, 2018

Now, if there were an ounce of logic behind this absurd canard, wouldn’t it be the moral obligation, and civic duty to either eliminate NRA members, or [given that these snowflakes wouldn’t dream of ditching their faux tough talk for actual action] call law enforcement on NRA members.

Please….please call law enforcement on every NRA member that you come across. That should work out well for you. Otherwise….STFU.

3 Reasons an “Assault Weapons” ban is awful policy — The Palmieri Report

David French from the National Review laid out 3 reasons why an Assault Weapons ban is bad policy. The National Review: First, an assault-weapons ban is irrelevant to suicide deaths. The large majority of gun deaths are suicides, and there is no credible argument that an assault-weapons ban will have the slightest effect on suicide. I’m […]

via 3 reasons an Assualt Weapons ban is awful policy — The Palmieri Report

Title quotation marks mine, since there is no such animal as an “assault weapon”, outside of emotional, leftist circles…..

I was near a shooting once

No comment needed.

Random Acts of Gibberish

…(close enough that I hit the floor). With for-real fully automatic weapons.

When do I get on the cover of Time?

QoD: “I was somewhere near a shooting once and so now I’m a stainless steel saint” edition…
I’ll just shut up and let Dullhawk have the final thousand words…

“The right to not be shot”

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A Submachine Gun Primer, 2018

Stately McDaniel Manor

General Hertling (Ret.) doing it wrong

In CNN: Not Here To Pump Up Liberty, I wrote of CNN reporter Gary Tuchman, coached in shooting a fearsome AR-15 by a retired Army General.  Not only did both demonstrate poor firearms skills–actually dangerous gun handling–the General spoke of the AR-15 featured in CNN’s video as a “full semi automatic.” The General may not have been trying to trick people into thinking the most common, popular semiautomatic rifle in America is a machinegun, but that is a time-tested gun control tactic.

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A Sad Day for the Republic

Today, we see thousands of naive puppets descend upon our Nation’s capital……mindlessly regurgitating spoon-fed talking points, and basking in the unquestioning spotlight of the national infotainment-media complex.

They descend upon the Mall, passing by the National Archives, where our Founding documents are preserved; documents that were painstakingly drafted, argued over and ratified….protecting the natural rights of the American Citizen. The irony will be lost upon these masses.

They descend upon the Mall, perfidiously lying about the civil and Constitutional right of firearm ownership and self defense….while protected by legions of armed agents of the State and the pervasive surveillance apparatus.

They descend upon the Mall….incredulously asking….nay, begging the State to further infringe, if not remove, a Constitutional right.

How can the Republic stand, if the masses yearn to be not free?