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…..

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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?

Yep…I’m a “Gunsplainer”

Whiny Op-Ed in the WaPo:

The phenomenon isn’t new, but in the weeks since the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., a lot of gun-skeptical liberals are getting a taste of it for the first time: While debating the merits of various gun control proposals, Second Amendment enthusiasts often diminish, or outright dismiss their views if they use imprecise firearms terminology. Perhaps someone tweets about “assault-style” weapons, only to be told that there’s no such thing. Maybe they’re reprimanded that an AR-15 is neither an assault rifle nor “high-powered.” Or they say something about “machine guns” when they really mean semiautomatic rifles. Or they get sucked into an hours-long Facebook exchange over the difference between the terms clip and magazine.

Has this happened to you? If so, you’ve been gunsplained: harangued with the pedantry of the more-credible-than-thou firearms owner, admonished that your inferior knowledge of guns and their nomenclature puts an asterisk next to your opinion on gun control.

If you think that you’re going advocate for legislation, based on a faulty and misguided [if not outright perfidious] position on gun control…..you’d better expect to be corrected. On no other issue that I can think of, do we give credibility to significant legislative actions, impacting millions upon millions of people, based on provably faulty information, and above all…..emotion.

This is all the more evident by the beatification of the Parkland “activists”, where by media sock puppets and Statists refer to teenagers who were in the vicinity of a mass shooting as ….gun control “experts”. Laughably sad.

This guy will have my vote……

Originally posted on The Foxhole: This beat down on Dems over their bullshit, is one of the best I’ve ever seen. From Biz Pac Review Virginia Delegate Nick Freitas engaged in such a harsh dose of truth telling over the Second Amendment and how to prevent gun violence that Democrats were forced to put themselves…

via Republican Virginia Delegate Drops Truth Bomb on Triggered Dems Over Gun Control — The zombie apocalypse survival homestead

He’s a stones throw from me, and running for U.S. Senate in November, barring any scandal…he will have my vote.

H/t Mobius Wolf

A Military Parade??

Reports are surfacing of POTUS directing the DoD to plan for a military parade later this year, allegedly inspired perhaps by Bastille Day celebrations.

When our Veterans Administration is underfunded and so many other economic issues to be paid for, what is the value added to yet again, adulate the military? Beyond the commercial benefits and discounts, Veterans and Independence Day extravaganza’s, hiring preferences and other State recognition of service, and the politically correct displays at nearly every sporting event….what is the value added of conducting this set of garish display?

It’s a politically correct appeal to emotion, directed by a man who likewise displays his authoritarian bent at every turn.

Let’s hope saner minds in the DoD can dissuade desires for this type of event.

Misguided Memo’s

The cable news and political party’s(not to be redundant) are all abuzz over the Nunes memo, and how each side can use this political prop to is selfish advantage……..while ignoring the more important aspect, that Congress and the Administration have renewed and expanded the authorities to conduct the very activities that they’re posturing over.

Once again, the American people lose.

I’ve often wondered…….

What those who call themselves Conservatives who think of a Democrat POTUS saying ANYTHING resembling the following: “I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department”.

I’m still wondering, since the current Republican POTUS uttered those words…and we have crickets from the Right. Nothing. Nada.

This is why I’ve always maintained that there’s a wide chasm between Republicans and Conservatives. And most people who think they’re Conservatives…………..aren’t.

Postscript: After saying he was “getting back to work”……..Trump spent 4 consecutive days …..golfing. I wonder what the simpering sycophants on the right wold have said, had Obama pulled the same stunt.

Piece of shit hypocrites.

Every. One. Of. Them.

 

The Phony “war on Christmas”….Again

Much like the Festivus “Airing of Grievances”, each December should also host the “Airing of Facts”.

“Christ’s Mass” is not the only religious holiday in December….not even the only Judeo-Christian holiday.

Private enterprise should be honored for charting their own path when it regards holiday seasons….is it not celebrated in other cases? Baking of cakes, arranging of flowers, etc…?

Saying “Happy Holidays” is not anti-Christmas.

Those who get their granny panties in a bunch upon hearing “Happy Holidays” are butt hurt that their personal faith is not being elevated and institutionalized at every level, both public and private.

Not hearing “Merry Christmas” from a complete stranger, whose job it is to compel you to spend money in a crass, commercial bastardization of your Holy Day….says more about your emotional insecurities and the depth of your faith, than you realize.

Obama said “Merry Christmas” more than you can admit to yourself.

The institutionalism of your personal faith is also “political correctness”.

Nobody has ever stopped you from saying “Merry Christmas”….but that isn’t stopping the sycophantic group “America First Policies” from airing a television ad “thanking President Trump” for in part, “letting us say Merry Christmas again”. I couldn’t finish typing that sentence without laughing.

– And for extra credit, you are free to pray in school anytime you desire…claims to the contrary, also being “politically correct”.

Merry Christmas!

And his supporters won’t even care….

Anyone who isn’t terrified of a POTUS…any POTUS, saying this……

“Let me tell you, the one that matters is me, I’m the only one that matters because when it comes to it that’s what the policy is going to be.”

and

“But you know the saddest thing, because I’m the President of the United States I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department. I am not supposed to be involved with the FBI. I’m not supposed to be doing the kinds of things that I would love to be doing. And I’m very frustrated by it.”

…isn’t an American Patriot.

Is Trump ultimately harming Christianity?

Conservative Christian Rod Dreher [who’s written extensively about the “Benedict Option”] opines in the NYT:

Is there anything Donald Trump can do to alienate evangelicals and other conservative Christians who support him? By now, it’s hard to think of what that might be. These are people who would never let men with the morals and the mouths of Mr. Trump and Mr. Scaramucci date their own daughters. And yet, Team Trump has no more slavishly loyal constituency.

This is not only wrong, but tragically so. The most pressing problem Christianity faces is not in politics. It’s in parishes. It’s with the pastors. Most of all, it’s among an increasingly faithless people.

The truth is, Christianity is declining in the United States. As a theologically conservative believer, I take no pleasure in saying that. In fact, the waning of Christianity will be not only a catastrophe for the church but also a calamity for civil society in ways secular Americans do not appreciate.

Is Dreher correct? Though Trump garnered Evangelical support, does his Administration bode well for Christian dominion [no pun intended] over the religious landscape of America?