Citizens, not Subjects

It seems that the less one knows about firearms, the stronger their positions concerning them.



“AK-47”, “AR-15”, “cop-killer bullets”, “undetectable plastic guns”, “assault weapons”, “weapons of war”, “automatic weapons”, “machine guns”, “gun-violence”, terms all tossed about carelessly by those most likely to have zero understanding of that which they speak.  This happens when the intellectually lazy find the talking points that match their own misconceptions and blindly absorb the narrative as their own.  Never mind that they can’t even define the terms they use or know one end of the gun from the other, they take solace knowing that their friends all feel the same way, facts be damned.

Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden summed it up best when he said the following in a speech at the Iowa State fair.  “We choose truth over facts.”  Apparently, this refutes the adage that one is entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts by simply relegating those pesky facts to the intellectual scrap heap.


A gun, like Joe Biden is a tool.  Fortunately, the gun can’t fire itself but Biden sure can.


The black “scary-looking” guns available to the public are no different from the guns of 1885; the year semi-automatic firearms were invented.  The term “assault weapon” was fabricated by a gun-hating media to mislead the public into believing actual weapons of war can be owned by private citizens when they cannot.  The black, scary-looking guns are no different than the brown, wooden stocked guns used for hunting.  Like a tee shirt printed to look like a tuxedo is still a tee shirt, black, scary-looking guns only mimic the cosmetics of actual assault weapons.


The less one knows about guns the more they fear them.  When you combine that feeling of fear with a lack of knowledge, no one so charged can be expected to form accurate assessments about the subject.  Fear prevents one from becoming knowledgeable and the lack of knowledge results in ignorance.  When your fear is stronger than your intellectual curiosity, you lack understanding and when you lack understanding; your fear has made you a pawn to those who have conquered their fear and now count on yours in order to control you.


Those powerful forces shaping the anti-gun narrative gin up the fear factor in order to form the base of their operation.  If you’re scared to death of guns and know nothing about them and want to know nothing about them, you’re being used and exploited as cannon fodder in a dishonest and twisted debate about ultimately disarming America.


In the frontier west of the formation of this country in the 19th century, “the great equalizer” was the gun.  Later in the 20th century, Horace Mann called education “the great equalizer.”  Ironically, both of these positions are as true today as they were back then.  People in positions of power seek it exclusively.  They perceive others with power as a threat.  This is why those who lust for power are so afraid of ordinary people possessing anything that challenges them.  Firearms in the hands of a free people make the difference between being subjects or  citizens.

John Lennon was insightful when he wrote the famous Beatle’s song, Power to the People.  What else stands between the ordinary citizen and true tyranny should it come our way, but the power of ordinary people?

Firearms haven’t changed a lot in 134 years, but society sure has.

Murderous maniacs are the problem, not their methods.  Societal choices bear a price.  Dismantle, disregard and dismiss the traditional family structure and face those consequences.  Downgrade, denigrate and deny the existence of God and face that outcome.  Celebrate abortion as a civil right and convince yourself that all is right in the world.  Clearly all is not right.

Edmund Burke reminds us that evil prevails when good people do nothing.  Divine leadership happens in the kingdom of God that blesses families through His grace and our faith.  Human leadership starts in the family unit, lead by fathers on Earth, instructed by God in heaven.  Anything less gets us what we’ve got.  Reality is a harsh teacher.  Look hard at the world in which we live today.  We are choosing evil over righteousness, the easy over the difficult, the soft over the hard, the less over the many; we need a reawakening if we are to survive as the great nation of our founding.


If we can get back to nourishing healthy families in the spirit of God, we will solve a thousand problems at once and the grace of God will again shine His light upon the exceptional nation of the United State of America.



Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has vocalized what every gun-hating liberal has been feeling for decades now; collective disdain for the 2nd Amendment.  At least Stevens has the guts to say it out loud.  While I vehemently disagree, I admire his temerity in advocating for the amendments repel.

The collective gutlessness of the anti-gun movement has been sickeningly apparent since they first began their pathetic whining.  Stevens has finally dragged them out of the closet.  Now, instead of hapless cries for ineffective and marginal measures that do nothing and make no meaningful or substantive changes, the cowards movement, (as they deserve to be called), openly and proudly advocates for defenseless surrender in the face of assault, oppression and tyranny.

Cowards give up.  Cowards live in fear.  Cowards embrace surrender, defeat and accept oppression from their suppressors.  No document, law, manifest or movement can take away God-given rights, amongst them self-defense.  The cowards that try, do so at their own peril.  The right to cowardess is inward.  Those who embrace their inner coward cannot impose it on others.  The fearful-of-all-things mindset that celebrates the amendments repeal is too cowardly to prevail, smothered ironically by their own fear.


A Special Kind of Stupid


I have been writing about firearms for over 30 years with the overarching objective of educating and informing those who know little to nothing about the issue.  Regardless of my best efforts, I have failed.  I am disheartened to report that many in the general population of 30 years ago has morphed from ignorant and uninformed into just plain garden variety stupid today.


While it is accurate to acknowledge that the anti-gun, lying media complex has created and fortified the misinformation campaign against firearms, I lay the blame squarely at the feet of the gullible public that ingests this garbage.


Look no further than the very words of the anti-gun public in their expressions of opinion about guns.  My local newspaper’s op-ed section on Sunday printed eleven letters about firearms.  Nine of the eleven were negative and in each of those nine letters, provably false claims were made, not claims where thinking people can differ, but out-and-out falsehoods.  Of course, the Gannett newspaper prints these because the lies justify their dedication towards the anti-gun agenda.


Don Lemon at CNN was caught on-air not knowing the difference between a semi-automatic and a fully automatic firearm and when called on it, he declared that, “it doesn’t matter.”  Well it does matter Don.  Rejecting the truth transforms you from ignorant to willfully stupid and whoever heard that segment with Lemon and still believes him, is stupid as well.


And worse yet, the politician’s who actually are responsible for enacting the laws seem to know less about the subject that the stupid people who elect them.  California Senator Diane Feinstein, a vocal gun-hating ignoramus often mistakes a magazine for a projectile and not only doesn’t understand the differences in a bullets caliber, but clearly doesn’t want to learn because she has been in office for over 25 years, giving her plenty of time to distinguish between fact and fiction.


Political correctness, (PC), has declared as unacceptable calling anyone stupid.  Those who believe this are a special brand of stupid.  After we clear our head from the fog of PC, we know and accept that certain people are stupid and for this, there is no known cure, so I am finished trying to educate the illiterate.  Those voices simply don’t matter anymore because they’re too stupid to bother arguing with.  While these fools are entitled to their own opinions, they cannot construct their own alternative facts.


The millions of us who legally and safely own firearms have had enough lectures from stupid people devoid of facts, blabbering on with the talking points from their fellow travelers who control their small minds and forge their very opinions, useful idiots as Lenin called them.


Here is the reality.  Governmental failure at all levels is to blame for almost every mass tragedy, from 911 to Parkland, yet the useful idiots focus on the firearms.  Now that same government of repeated failures wants to “fix” the problem?  Indeed, a special kind of stupid embraces that.



Here’s a lesson in three popular liberal dog-whistle phrases so when you hear them, you’ll know you’re listening to either an idiot, a compete shill for the politically correct, or in all likelihood, a possessor of both.


Liberal dog-whistle phrase #1


“Gun Violence”

When libs use this, it is indicative of their close study of the assigned talking points because in the real world of actual spontaneous conversation, “gun violence” isn’t used.

By linking “violence” with the word “gun”, this is an effort to equate the negativity and nastiness of all that is this violent with the tool called a firearm.

Violence is violence.  Things aren’t violent, people are violent.  To the person beset upon with actions of violence, it hardly matters the instruments used in the administration of that violence.  Guns are inanimate tools, incapable of action without human intervention.  Will does not exist in objects.  Will or intent, only exists in the hearts and minds of men.  How they carry out that will or intent does in no way inflict vilification on the objects they choose to use.  Just as a hammer is great for nails, it is not so great for skulls.  And just like no one equates evil and violence with a hammer, it is no less rational to expect a difference when describing a firearm.  Box-cutters, butter knives and beehives have all been involved in killing.  None of these have intent or evil built into them; it was the violent intent of a person that used these things.

When the Lakeland Florida kids went back to school yesterday, surrounded by 50-armed police officers, no one was equating those armed officers as purveyors of gun violence.  But think about it, if guns were in and of themselves evil and violent, that must be the case regardless of who possesses that gun, right?  It just does not make sense.


“Gun Safety”

All firearms are equipped with a safety.  Most firearms have several safeties.  Modern firearms are safe against accidental discharge.  When the libs use the phrase “gun-safety”, they don’t mean anything useful; it is simply a rouse to again equate a lack of safety with firearms.  By repeating the words gun and safety repeatedly, eventually the libs hope to convince the idiots of the world that guns are just plain not safe and again, the concept of being safe is reserved to the actions of people not objects.

And finally, the mother of all Dog-Whistle phrases:



“Common-Sense Gun Laws”

Another classic lib tactic, use a phrase like “common-sense”, tie it to gun laws, and then challenge anyone to be against what is only common-sense.  The problem is that this requires one to believe that the tens of thousands of gun laws on the books are somehow devoid of common sense.

The reason this particular dog-whistle gets so much traction, is that the propaganda that has been spread for years, courtesy of a complicit media, has lied about the topic for so long and in so many ways, that the low-information citizen that has chosen to receive his news from these sources, has been brainwashed into believing that the country is completely lacking in firearms regulations when nothing could be further from the truth, but then again, if you keep your head up your ass, wonder not why you’re stupid.




The National Rifle Association, (NRA) has saved more lives and done more good in the civil rights arena than any other organization in modern America.  Whenever you hear an individual, a group or a corporation deride the NRA, or otherwise vilify or distance themselves from them, it is a sure fire indicator that they know nothing about the issue.  If they did, they would consider this:

These are facts:

The NRA was formed in 1871, making it the longest standing civil rights organization in America.  Ever since, the NRA has trained millions in marksmanship, hunter safety and the proper handling of firearms.  In 1940, the NRA supplied Britain with 7,000 firearms so civilians could defend against a Nazi invasion.  In 1960, the NRA became the first and only national trainer of law enforcement officers.  Today, there are more that 13,000 NRA-certified police and security firearms instructors.  More than 125,000 NRA certified instructors teach 1 million civilians annually the safe and proper handling of firearms.NRA

The Eddie Eagle program has reached more than 28 million kids in kindergarten through 4th grade, teaching them that if they see a firearm in an unsupervised situation, they should “STOP. DON’T TOUCH. RUN AWAY. TELL A GROWNUP.”

The Don’t Be a Victim seminars have reached over 100,000 women and men in assisting them to develop their own personal protection program.

The NRA has over 5 million members focused on training, proficiency, safety and most importantly the preservation of their Constitutional right to keep and bear firearms.  Those who believe that the NRA is in any way culpable for the actions of maniacal murderers are themselves morons of the first order, gobbling up all of the propaganda the mainstream media can shovel into their empty heads.  The only possible way that one can link the NRA to mass shootings, is to remain so resolutely devoted to a false narrative in order to reinforce the failed premise they had to begin with, clinging to a complete lie.

When nationally recognized companies scramble to severe their ties with the NRA, this speaks more about their culture and ways of doing business, than it does of actual substantive objection.  Those who play politics and take advantage of the emotional turmoil of murdered schoolchildren in order to seem enlightened and holier-than-thou are beneath contempt.

It is particularly distressing to hear Ed Stack, CEO of Dicks Sporting Goods jump on the bandwagon because Dick’s was founded right here in Binghamton and now I’m not only ashamed of Stack, but I’ll not do business with Dick’s because of it.

The NRA is a convenient target because hating on them leads to no particular repercussions while demonstrating the required political correctness these organizations feel the need to demonstrate to the progressives of the world.  It is not only stupid, it is cowardly.

Today, all the kids at the Florida school went back to class with 50-armed police officers surrounding the campus.  I don’t hear anyone calling for the banning of those guns…