Category: Cult of Gun Control

Eric Swalwell is that goofy kid begging his classmates to come to his birthday party

This clown redefines pathetic. And no, Rep. Swalwell you cannot have my guns, or my liberty

Over the last few days Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has continually teased a “really big rally” where he’d unveil his gun control proposal outside of the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia on Monday.

This is the image that Swalwell used to show how “huge” his support truly is.

Think that looks like an impotent turnout? Try these

Ok, I will wait till you stop laughing at Rep. Douche Nozzle. Go on, get all the giggles out. Now, understand just how totalitarian Swalwell’s proposal is

These are the specific gun control measures he’s proposed:

• Ban and buyback semi-automatic “assault weapons.” The only exception would be for shooting ranges where civilians could should those “assault weapons.”

• Implement a 48-hour cooling-off period between the time a person purchases a firearm and the time they take possession of it.

• Establish standards for safely storing firearms including smart tech, mandate that all gun owners comply with those standards, and fund a national educational program focused on safe storage of firearms.

• Implement background checks for all firearm and ammunition purchases, regardless of whether the seller is federally licensed, a gun show vendor, or a private seller.

• Create a federal licensing program for gun owners, requiring them to satisfactorily complete a training program with both written and practical exams, the same way most states do with cars and hunters.

• Require that liability insurance be purchased before a person can buy, trade, or otherwise receive a firearm, which is what states already require for automobiles.

• Create a national firearm registry that is linked to individual firearms, and require that all purchases, transfers, and donations of firearms be mandatorily registered.

• Require federally licensed firearms dealers to conduct their business only in commercial sporting goods or firearms premises, not from their homes, funeral homes, or other premises that are not otherwise related to sporting or firearms.

• Prohibit individuals from purchasing more than one handgun per 30-day period.

• Require all federally licensed firearms dealers to report firearm theft within 24 hours.

• Require all federally licensed firearms dealers to conduct an inventory of their firearms at least once every six months and report the inventory results to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

• Prohibit the online sale of firearms manufactured after the year 1898.

• Require that all people or businesses selling more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition in a 30-day period be federally licensed in a program similar to the Federal Firearms Licensee system.

• Prohibit the online sale of ammunition.

• Limit ammunition sales for individual purchasers to 200 rounds per 30-day period.

• Ban and buy back bump stocks, large-capacity magazines that are capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, and silencers.

• Prohibit individuals from hoarding ammunition in quantities exceeding 200 rounds per caliber or gauge.

• Repeal the law that prohibits the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from consolidating and centralizing records relating to the acquisition of firearms maintained by federal firearms licensees.

• Empower the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to increase the frequency of unscheduled audits of federally licensed firearms dealers.

• Incentivize states to create a statutory rebuttable presumption of liability if a gun registered to a person causes harm to the person or property of another.

• Let people sue gun manufacturers by repealing the Protection for Lawful Commerce in Guns Act, which is a federal law the protects gun manufacturers from civil liability.

• Empower the Consumer Product Safety Commission or other relevant federal agencies to implement safety standards that must be met by all firearms manufactured or in commerce in the United States, to eliminate junk guns, and to examine the feasibility of smart gun technology.

• Prohibit the manufacture or sale of guns that are not detectable by metal detectors, including 3-D printed firearms.

• Regulate firearm assembly kits the same way firearms are regulated.

• Mandate evidence-based ballistics identification techniques, such as microstamping, for all rifles and handguns manufactured or in commerce in the United States.

• Prohibit the manufacture and sale of M855 ammunition for civilians.

• Prohibit the manufacture and sale of hollow-nose bullets for civilians.

Yes, he is a joke, but, imagine him with power.

Well, there it is. The dumbest thing I have read all day

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Guns are “idols” now? 

A total of 35,141 people die from gun violence in the United States each year, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which averaged deaths over a five-year period through 2018. That’s 96 people each day.

Could they use a more biased source? No, but I imagine their minds were made up before writing this

At the start of June, which is Gun Violence Awareness Month, the United States received its latest tragic reminders of the gravity and magnitude of the gun violence problem. In Virginia Beach, Virginia, a gunman killed 12 people while firing indiscriminately in an office building. In Chicago, 10 people were killed and 52 wounded in gun violence across the city during the weekend.

Ah yes, Chicago, which has draconian gun restrictions. Gun control does not work, ask California, Baltimore, Washington DC among others

Since 1994, the U.S. bishops’ conference has supported a number of “reasonable measures to address the problem of gun violence,” including an assault weapons ban, universal background checks, and limitations on high-capacity weapons and ammunition magazines.

High-capacity weapons? Do these people know the first thing about firearms? Niw the real babbling begins

“In terms of these mass shootings, I’ve actually been stunned by the church’s relative silence,” said Susan Bigelow Reynolds, a professor of Catholic studies at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.

Reynolds, who studies lived theology in contexts of marginality and suffering, said theologically she understands “gun violence and the culture around it as a kind of idolatry” in which access to weapons of murder are privileged over the lives of people.

The right to self-defense, and to own guns is a natural right, from our Creator. Taking guns away from law abiding Americans has never, and will never stop bad people intent on evil acts. Of course, the number of lives saved because of good people being armed is ignored here, because narratives matter not facts.

“Every successive mass shooting feels like another ritual sacrifice to the idol of the gun,” she said.

Oh Good Freaking Grief just stop. Go read the whole thing, if you can stomach it. They do interview someone who is pro self-defense, so that is a bright spot, but the rest is just foolishness. These folks really will blame anything, except bad people for violence.

Why you NEVER vote for Democrats

Lucy McBath, of Georgia, wants a “gun-free society”

Bearing Arms notes that McBath is trying to backpedal but, as Tom Knighton points out

Well, that’s almost refreshing. An anti-gun lawmaker explicitly stating what they want? I can almost respect it, even if I vehemently disagree.

Don’t get too excited, though. McBath’s office claims she misspoke.

When asked about her comments, McBath’s office referred the Washington Free Beacon to comments made by a spokesperson claiming the congresswoman does not want a “gun-free society” but misspoke.

“The prepared remarks read ‘gun violence free society,’” spokesperson Jake Orvis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Congresswoman McBath is focused on protecting the right of responsible gun owners while keeping their families and kids safe from gun violence.”

Again, these were prepared statements, not off the cuff

Don’t tell me our president has fallen for the “silencer” narrative

Mr. President, it is called a suppressor, it does not “silence” a firearm, it is, in fact a safety device to protect the hearing of anyone who might use a firearm in self-defense by reducing the decibel level of  gunshots. Bearing Arms explains

 President Trump has announced his willingness to consider banning a safety device because of the Virginia Beach shooting.

President Donald Trump said he’ll “seriously look” at banning gun silencers after last week’s mass shooting in Virginia.

“Well, I’d like to think about it,” Trump said in an interview with Piers Morgan on ITV’s Good Morning Britain. “I’m going to seriously look at it.”

While Trump said he didn’t “love” the idea of a ban, he also was unhappy to see the frequency and severity of mass shootings in the U.S.

Trump’s comments represent a potential crack in Republican opposition to stronger gun control measures.

They follow a shooting last week at a municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in which a gunman killed 12 people. Police recovered a high-capacity magazine and a silencer mechanism from the scene.

Now, to be fair to the president, he’s not saying he’ll back it. He’s said no such thing.

However, even being willing to “seriously look” at such a ban is troubling.

Yes, it is quite troubling

Politifact: Obama is a gratuitous liar

Democrats Liberals Progressives Leftists  think nothing of lying, and lying about guns is one of their specialties. Take former President Obama who told this whopper!

“Anybody can buy any weapon, any time without much, if any, regulation. They buy it over the internet. They can buy machine guns.”

— Barack Obama on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 in an on stage interview in Brazil

Good Freaking Grief, what a steaming pile of propaganda

Obama’s summary of American gun laws drew a quick rebuttal in the conservative press. Readers asked us to see how well his words match current law. We found some significant lapses.

No, not anyone can buy a machine gun

This is highly inaccurate. A machine gun is a fully automatic weapon, meaning one simple motion to squeeze the trigger releases multiple rounds. (See our work on how so-called bump stocks can blur this distinction.)

Under federal law, no one can own or sell a machine gun, with one exception: ones owned before May 19, 1986, which are grandfathered in. And as UCLA law professor Adam Winkler told us, any sale or transfer of an old machine gun requires a special background check and a special license.

Further, you may be a firearm online, BUT you must have it shipped to a licensed dealer, and pass a background check before you can take possession of the firearm

Federal law bans many kinds of people from buying weapons. A list by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives includes: anyone convicted in any court and sentenced to a year or more in prison; anyone with a dishonorable military discharge; anyone convicted of domestic violence or subject to a court order against harassing or threatening an intimate partner; anyone addicted to a controlled drug or has been committed to a mental institution.

An article in The Federalist, a conservative website, noted that people “under 21 years of age may not purchase handguns from a gun dealer,” and those under 18 can’t buy rifles or shotguns

In short, Obama, did what he usually does, he lied. But, since the left cares squat about truth…………….

The Lefts thirst for gun control cannot not be slaked

Bearing Arms looks at New Zealand, which just passed restrictive new gun laws. The ink is not even dry on these laws, but, the Cult of Gun Control, already wants more

Just a few months ago, New Zealand had a fair amount of freedom when it came to guns.  Not as much as here in the United States, but a fair bit more than most other nations.

Then Christchurch happened. It was an isolated incident, something the country is far from known for, but anti-gun activists immediately hopped into action. Since one of those gun control advocates also happened to be the prime minister, AR-15s in New Zealand were doomed.

One might think that would be enough. After all, the country banned the weapon used in the senseless slaughter of the innocent, right?

However, when it comes to anti-gunners, it’s never enough.

A new lobby group is pushing for a national register of all guns in New Zealand, strengthening the ban on semi-automatic weapons, and requiring gun owners to renew their registration every three years.

Gun Control NZ launched today and is co-founded by volunteers Hera Cook, an Otago University public health researcher, Nik Green, who started a petition to ban semi-automatic weapons, and Philippa Yasbek, who has experience with regulation and legislation.

The group’s launch follows the Government’s first stage of gun law reform, which was a response to the Christchurch terror attack that took 51 lives.

No surprise here, this is what the left does isn’t it? You can, and should take a few minutes to peruse Gun Control NZ’s website, see if their rhetoric sounds familiar 

When Cory Booker lies……………..

He REALLY lies. Animal explains

That notorious right-wing rag, the Washington Post, is calling out Democrat Presidential candidate Cory Booker on his lies about gun laws.  Excerpt:

In a rather strange turn of events, the Washington Post fact checked Booker’s recent claims that toy guns are more regulated than actual firearms. And guess what was concluded? That’s right. That Booker’s take is straight up bogus. 

Let’s review the evidence, shall we?

“Most people don’t know that consumer product safety literally — one industry that’s been exempted is the gun lobby. So we have different regulations for toy guns and no regulations for the weapons on our streets that are killing so many people,” he said during a CNN interview

In a medium post that same day, Booker’s campaign repeated the talking point.

“Nowadays, there is more regulation over toy guns than real ones. While medicine, children’s toys, and any number of other consumer products are subject to regulation by the federal government, firearms are exempt. In other words, gun manufacturers have little incentive to make their products safer. Cory will work to close this loophole in federal oversight and allow the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ensure gun safety by making safety warnings and issuing recalls for faulty firearms.”

Lies, on top of lies, covered in falsehoods, and topped with complete bullshit. Here is the truth

There are a few points that Booker seems to forget and National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) spokesman Mark Oliva pointed them out to the Washington Post. 

“Our industry is the most heavily regulated industry in the country. No other industry is regulated at the federal, state and local level to the extent our industry is regulated, which include design and performance standards,” Oliva explained. “The federal agencies that regulate the industry include ATF, FBI, State Department, Commerce Department, IRS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. No other consumer product requires the licensed dealer to conduct a criminal-background check on a prospective purchaser before they can sell the product. Firearm manufacturers can be sued for product defect claims, although such claims are exceedingly rare given that there are over 400 million firearms in civilian possession in the United States.”\

Make sure to go read the explanation of why Booker is lying