Chris Evans says ‘no one is taking away guns’ as Steve Kerr claims only ‘muskets’ acceptable

 

Chris Evans Guns

People sometimes ask me why I spend time writing on what comic book writers, actors, or other celebrities think about public policy. I do that because the old saying is true: Politics is downstream from culture. People have a natural tendency towards the “easy wrong” instead of the “hard right,” which is why we must always keep an eye on popular culture.

Take, for instance, actor Chris Evans and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. Millions of Americans look up to both men, albeit for different reasons. They have enormous megaphones. They have influence. Given that, let us now examine what both men were saying in the wake of the June 12 terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, that killed 49 and wounded 53 others.

Chris Evans, aka Captain America, said the following to nearly 4 million people:

“We need common sense gun reform. And to be clear, NO ONE IS TAKING AWAY GUNS! Just looking for COMMON SENSE reform.”

How does one define “common sense”? NBA coach Steve Kerr’s definition of “common sense” requires only “muskets” to be available to law-abiding Americans because the Bill of Rights is allegedly “outdated.”

Steve Kerr

Here is what Mr. Kerr said while appearing on the “TK Show” withTim Kawakami on June 24 (Keep in mind that his own father was assassinated by Islamic terrorists in 1984 while working in Beirut):

“As a basketball coach, I’m not really, you know, I don’t often get political. If you don’t mind, I just want to say when 90 percent of our country wants background checks on gun purchases, and we’ve got our Senate and our House not only voting it down, but using the Bill or Rights as a reason for people to have rights to carry these automatic weapons — we’re getting murdered every day at an alarming rate — I just have to get this off my chest. …

Let’s have some checks. It’s easier to get a gun than it is a driver’s license. And it’s insane. And as somebody who has had a family member shot and killed, it just devastates me every time I read about this stuff, like what happened in Orlando, and then it’s even more devastating to see the government just cowing to the NRA and going to this totally outdated Bill of Rights, right to bear arms, you know, if you want to own a musket, fine — but come on.”

On one hand Mr. Evans says “no one is taking away guns” while on the other Mr. Kerr tries to convince millions that the Bill of Rights is “totally outdated.”

Marvel’s “Captain America” knows full well that lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate exist who agree with Mr. Kerr, but yet he still abuses the caps-lock button with “NO ONE IS TAKING AWAY GUNS!”

The Warriors’ Mr. Kerr must know that “automatic” weapons are nearly impossible to own in the U.S. outside of military and law enforcement communities, but yet he uses the term anyway.

When faced with objective facts — a.) people with power and influence do want to take guns away, and b.) more Americans died on U.S. soil by Islamic terrorists using planes as giant missiles (2,996) than by “automatic” weapons (zero) — the response by pop-culture celebrities is to lie.

If you are interested in taking the “easy wrong,” then listen to men like Chris Evans and Steve Kerr on gun control.

If you are interested in taking the “hard right,” then look for people who are not so wedded to an ideology that lying to forward the cause trumps objective reality. You’ll be glad you did.

Editor’s Note: Hat tip to Colossus of Rhodey for the heads up on Chris Evans’ tweet.

White House: Stripping constitutional rights for gun control ‘common sense’

Trey Gowdy

The San Bernardino terror attack on Dec. 2 has caused gun-control activists to go into hyperdrive. President Obama and his administration have now latched on to using terror watch lists — those same lists once derided by his supporters — to strip Americans of constitutionally-protected rights. Yours truly and others have already mentioned just how dangerous of an idea that is, but it was perfectly illuminated Thursday during a House Oversight Committee hearing.

In one corner we have Kelli Burriesci, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Screening Coordination, Office of Policy of the United States Department of Homeland Security. (Quite a mouthful of a title there, so one would hope she would know her stuff…)

In another corner we have South Carolina Rep. Try Gowdy.

Here is how it all unfolded:

Trey Gowdy: Let me ask you a question about the terrorism list. What process is afforded a U.S. citizen — not someone who overstayed a visa, not someone who crossed a border without permission — but an American citizen?  What process is currently afforded an American citizen before they go on that list?

DHS: I’m sorry, there is not a process afforded the citizen prior to getting on the list. There is a process should someone feel they are and unduly placed on the list.

Gowdy: Yes there is. And when I say ‘process,’ I’m actually using half of the term due process, which is a phrase we find in the Constitution — that you cannot deprive people of certain things without due process.

So I understand Mister Goode’s idea, which is wait until you’re right has been taken from you and then you can petition the government to get it back. I understand that that’s his idea. My question is can you name another constitutional right that we have that is chilled until you find out it’s chilled, and then you have to petition the government to get it back? Is that true of the First Amendment?

DHS: Sir, there are strict criteria before any gets put on the list.

Trey Gowdy:That’s not my question ma’am. That is not my question. My question is what process is afforded a United States citizen before that person’s constitutional right is infringed? He’s fine when do it with the Second Amendment. My question is, ‘How about the First?’ How about we not let them set up a website or Google account? How about we not let him join a church until until they can petition the government to get off the list. How about not get a lawyer? How about the Sixth Amendment?

How about you can’t get a lawyer until you petition the government to get off the list? Or my favorite — how about the Eighth amendment? We’re going to subject you to cruel and unusual punishment until you petitioned the government to get off the list. Is there another constitutional right that we treat the same way for American citizens that we do the Second Amendment? Can you think of one? **pause** Can you think of one?

DHS:I don’t have an answer for you, sir.

She. Doesn’t. Have. An. Answer.

Burriesci

How is it possible for someone at the Department of Homeland Security, who is advocating on behalf of stripping American citizens of constitutionally-protected rights, to not have an answer to those questions?

As Rep. Gowdy points out, the Obama administration’s own logic dictates that if the Second Amendment can be stripped without due process, then there is no reason why any other rights can’t be taken as well.

Listen to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest’s comments on the issue Friday, and then ask yourself how comfortable you are with giving the federal government a blank check to do whatever it wants under the guise of national security.

Mr Earnest said:

“I think it’s common sense, the president believes it’s common sense and it is in our national security interest to prevent those who are deemed by the government ‘too dangerous to board an airplane’ that we should pass a law that prevents those people from purchasing a gun — until such time as they can resolve the concerns the government has about their  potential links to terrorism. There is a process administered by the Department of Homeland Security for those concerns to be considered and resolved. When it comes to gun safety, that seems like a pretty common sense step.

In response to Sen. Rubio, I guess I would simply say: Is he suggesting we should wait until someone who is on the no-fly list walks into a gun[store], purchases a firearm and kills a whole bunch of Americans before we pass a law preventing it? I don’t think that passes the common sense test either.”

To recap:

  • The Department of Homeland Security does not know how many of your constitutional rights can be stripped without due process.
  • President Obama wants to give women like Kelli “I don’t have an answer for you, sir” Burriesci the ability to deny you constitutionally-protected rights (The Second Amendment…for now.)
  • The Department of Homeland Security officials will “consider” not infringing upon your constitutionally-protected rights if you go through its petition process and it feels like changing its mind.

In the same press briefing where Josh Earnest created a giant Straw Man argument for Sen. Rubio, the White House Press Secretary admitted that none of the recent mass shooters were on the no-fly list. He also stammered and stuttered when a reporter pointed out that none of the current gun-control measures being talked about would have prevented the mass shootings in the first place.

Right now the federal government is asking for power that its own officials don’t know how to justify because they know that what they want to do is unconstitutional.

Whether you are a gun owner or not, it should terrify you that the same argument used in favor of stripping Americans of Second Amendment rights without due process can be applied to any right enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. 

If you cannot see the danger this poses to future generations of Americans, then I weep for your children.

Why you can’t ‘control’ guns in one image

50 Round Magazine

You can not control guns. This image pretty much sums it up.

From the ‘The Truth about Guns’:

The concept is solid and well established on Ruger 10/22 magazines: couple a whole bunch of them together at the floorplate and rotate the contraption when the mag runs dry. But FAB Defense took things a step further, gluing five 10-round magazines to a central spoke to create a New York-legal 50-round arrangement. Well, as near as we can tell NY legal.

If your state wants to make laws that arbitrarily max out magazine capacity at seven rounds, then someone will create a magazine hub that circumvents the law. If the regulations get even worse, then just wait it out for a year or two and 3D-printing technology will open the door to all sorts of bipods, buffer tubes, buttstocks and magazine parts currently unthinkable. The point is, with tens-of-millions of firearms in circulation, the effort to control the uncontrollable only erodes individual liberties while simultaneously empowering criminals.

At one point in time we had a civil society that valued life enough that even suicidal psychos generally kept their rampages to a single bullet. High schools had marksmanship and hunting clubs and kids actually brought rifles to school without issues. Somewhere along the line the culture changed, and rampaging idiots realized that taking out innocent civilians translated into cable news coverage long after death. Suicidal narcissists rejoiced and decent law-abiding citizens continue to pay the price.

Worse yet, media has managed to brain wash large swathes of the population into believing inanimate objects, instead of people raised in cultural rotgut, are to blame for gun violence.

Consider the reaction of a family that found an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle in the back of a rental car used by Lauren Tannehill, the wife of Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill:

“Thinking they would just call the owner, they searched for an ID, there was none, [the mother] said. Her daughter unzipped the bag and said, “”Oh my God, it’s a gun.’ I said ‘I think I’m going to throw up.'”

“I think I’m going to throw up”? In saner days, Americans would simply shake their head at the bone-headed move of the previous driver, call the cops and move on. They wouldn’t get nauseous. The United States is in sad shape when its own Second Amendment makes Americans ill.

Lauren Tannehill has a gun...and there are actually Americans who feel like throwing up at the sight. Sad.
Lauren Tannehill has a gun…and there are actually Americans who feel like throwing up at the sight. Welcome to the United Twilight Zone of America.

Woman pulls gun on intruder who asks if she wants to ‘meet God’ — sheeple still beg to be disarmed

Self Defense

Think about men like Michael Bloomberg for a moment, who wake up occasionally in the middle of the night crying tears of joy — the after-effects of dreaming that all Americans are stripped of their Second Amendment rights. Now, think of the Milwaukie, Oregon intruder who kept trying to break into homes until he finally succeeded — at which point he asked a poor woman if she wanted to “meet God.”

KGW Newschannel 8 reports from Portland.

Before trying to get in the home, the man had reportedly walked in two other apartments. In one, he followed Crystal McKinney upstairs and inside.

She knew something wasn’t right.

“I backed up and I said ‘What are you doing?'” McKinney said. “He said, ‘Do you want to meet God?’ I went to my room and got my gun. I said get out or I will shoot you.”

She said the man turned to leave, so she followed him, shut the door, and called 911. Then she heard him in the apartment across the hall before he finally left.

“My adrenaline was really pumping and I broke down in tears,” McKinney said.

She broke down into tears because that’s the sort of thing that happens when your mind realizes all the gruesome things that could have happened to you during a home invasion — if men like Michael Bloomberg had their twisted dreams realized on a national level. Mikey probably lives on the top floor of a penthouse that has 24-hour security manning the entrance to the building. Maybe he even has a panic room, since that’s the sort of thing billionaires sometimes splurge on.

Ms. McKinney? Without her gun she might have a phone, which she could use to call the cops. Maybe they’d come in time, maybe not. When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away.

Hooded Man

Whenever gun debates take control of cable news, it’s always interesting to listen to rich, well-dressed and emasculated men wearing Brooks Brothers suits as they denigrate women like Ms. McKinney. (Did you get the Brooks Brothers Signature Tartan Slim Briefcase for the emasculated gun-control nut in your family? They’re only $448!) The gun debate is one that they will continue to have a tough time on because there will always be nut-jobs threatening innocent people, and innocent people like being able to defend their life, liberty and property.

Oddly enough, I was talking with my brother this morning and told him that if anyone ever stuck a gun to my head that any tears I would shed would be because I’d feel bad for the pain my family would go through — not because I was afraid of dying. On some level I’d laugh at a guy who asked if I wanted to “meet God” because I know I’ll be just fine. I’ve been trying to play long ball with my soul for quite some time; the same can’t be said for the intruder who threatens to murder innocent Americans at gunpoint. Regardless, I still have the right to defend my life — and putting a bullet through the head of those who seek to end it is not up for debate.

If you’ve never seen it, watch as Ted Nugent intellectually destroys a guy who probably owns the Brooks Brothers “Small Foldover Manicure Set” (only $98!)

Editor’s note: In full disclosure, the author does own a number of Brooks Brothers ties. Like the Joker’s poison from Tim Burton’s Batman, men are only emasculated by Brooks Brothers clothing when they mix it with specific behavioral patterns (e.g., buying into the Bloombergian gun control mindset).

Sarah Silverman writes racist ‘Black NRA’ skit, thinks it’s hilarious

Sarah Silverman Black NRA

Sarah Silverman is back with a new “Funny or Die” video, but this time around she seems to think inherently racist skits about violent black people are hilarious. What’s more knee-slappingly fun than forwarding the notion that there are enough inherently violent black people out there that white hicks would respond with paranoia while the enlightened Hollywood Progressives would just opt to emulate the gun control measures pushed by men like Michael Bloomberg?

Good comedy brings deeper truths to the surface, but this skit is based on the lie that the NRA would seek to prevent law-abiding black people from owning guns. Nothing could be further from the truth. Perhaps black-on-black crime would be reduced if the guy who has to work the late shift before walking home in a bad area had an easier time acquiring a hand gun. Sarah Silverman doesn’t put her head down at night in Detroit. She puts it down in a community that struggles with real crime: the really long wait for prosciutto at Whole Foods.

If Sarah Silverman did a little research into Trayvon Martin (aka: “@No Limit Nigga”), she’d know that Mr. “I beat the p*ssy up up up up up,” Mr. “Puss ass crackas,” Mr. Bus-driver-beat-down-tweets, was on a life trajectory before he died that was anything but funny. But hey, why does that matter when we can insinuate that the NRA’s white members would freak out if black people ever started owning guns in places like Chicago (where currently only criminals and murderers acquire them with ease).

Trayvon cracka retweet

Here now are excerpts from Sarah Silverman’s bizarrely racist skit.

Sarah Silverman: The NRA considers itself the longest standing civil rights organization.

Ron Funches: They say it’s ever American’s right to bear arms.

Neal Brennan: So they obviously mean every American, right?

David Alan Grier: That’s why the NRA is launching a new organization.

Deon Cole: The Black NRA.

Sarah Silverman: Our guns will put guns into the hands of those who need them most.

Cole, Grier and Silverman: Young … black … males. …

Cast: If some people should have them, then we should all have them. …

Grier: Now that I have a gun, I feel safe doing everyday Normal things.

Funches, Cole and Grier: Like wearing a hoodie, eating Skittle, walking in the rain, or living in Florida. …

Silverman: Thanks NRA, you told me what real realistic peace is all about. Standing your ground, pointing that gun at the bad guy, and having him point it right back and go “hey, I guess we’re not that different after all.”

Funches: So support the Black NRA, and help us arm every … young … black … man … in America. Then freedom will truly ring out.

Silverman: That’s what you mean, right NRA? …

Grier: You don’t have a problem with this, do you?

Actually, no. The NRA doesn’t have a problem with law-abiding citizens owning firearms. In fact, it would be nice if in places like Murder Central (i.e., Chicago), more honorable black people wielded them and took the city back.

We still have a four months to go in 2013, and Chicago already has 301 homicides.

Three murders over the weekend brought the city’s homicide total to 301 for the year. Another 17 people were wounded in shootings since late Friday.

Adrian Sianez, 24, was fatally wounded in a gang-related shooting Sunday morning in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Sianez was in the 5500 block of South Mozart about 3:40 a.m. when someone got out of an SUV and started shooting, authorities said. He was shot multiple times in the back and once in the buttocks, police said. Sianez, of the 5700 block of South Rockwell, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 10:11 a.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

When will Sarah Silverman do a “Funny or Die” sketch about the good people in Gage Park who are surrounded by gang violence? I won’t hold my breath.

Here’s what I wrote in response to Piers Morgan’s knee jerk response to the Sandy Hook shooting. The same applies to Sarah Silverman, who wants you to believe Trayvon Martin was just a modern version of Fred Astaire, singing in the rain with Skittles, as opposed to a kid who likely threw the first punch at George Zimmerman — the first crime committed on the night of his death — before bashing his head into the concrete.

Ideological allies of Piers Morgan act as if it’s a foregone conclusion that America will continue to be the freest nation on the face of the Earth. They fail to take into consideration what role the Second Amendment played in creating such an exceptional country in the first place. They reject the mountain of evidence out there that free, law-abiding citizens exercising their right to determine when, how and if they defend themselves are one of the best bulwarks against tyranny a nation can have. And instead of digging deep down into the cultural changes that have metastasized over the course of decades — cancerous mutations in the national psyche that could produce a man who opens fire on a classroom of children — Piers Morgan blames inanimate objects.

Sarah Silverman’s newest “Funny or Die” sketch isn’t funny — it’s sad.

Jim Carrey: ‘Kick Ass 2’ star blasts his own movie, spiritually shoots himself in the foot

How is it that Jim Carrey can mock and demonize staunch gun-rights advocates on one day, and then star in 'Kickass 2' (with all the gun violence that entails) the next? Good question. The better question might be: "What does it feel like when you fall off a moral pedestal this size of the Empire State Building?"
How is it that Jim Carrey can mock and demonize staunch gun-rights advocates on one day, and then star in ‘Kick Ass 2’ (with all the gun violence that entails) the next? Good question. The better question might be: “What does it feel like when one falls off a moral pedestal this size of the Empire State Building?” If Jim looks within himself, he’ll be able to come up with the answer rather quickly.

How is it that a man who says incredibly mean things about gun rights activists can alternatively star in an ultra-violent movie like ‘Kick Ass 2’? And how is it that after getting paid for a movie that will (at least in his mind) perpetuate a culture of violence, he can then go on to drop his support of said film? The answer isn’t as complicated as one might think.

Jim Carrey Newtown

Jim Carrey Kickass 2 Tweet

Any1 who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting. (Jim Carrey, February 13, 2013, Twitter)

I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to e (Jim Carrey, June 23, 2013. Twitter)

The problem with moral pedestals is that the higher we build them, the more it hurts when we fall off the edge. The reason for Mr. Carrey’s hypocrisy and confusion is predictable. He is fortunate enough to realize that humans can achieve a higher level of consciousness, but having arrived at such a place he now seems to find himself untethered to a specific spiritual discipline that can help him make sense of it all. Men who are on the first few legs of a spiritual journey might want to think twice before using shotgun criticism towards their opponents.

There are many ways to have such an awakening, and it appears as though Mr. Carrey’s path included exposure to Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now.” And that is where, in this case, the problem comes in.

Jim Carrey on his spiritual awakening:

I saw that I was bigger than what I do, I was bigger than my body. I was everything and everyone. I was no longer a fragment of the universe — I was the universe. And ever since that day I’ve been trying to get back there. (Jim Carrey, 2009. G.A.T.E. Inaugural Event)

If we are all part of one universal consciousness, why is Jim Carrey’s vision for a Second Amendment-free world any more or less legitimate than the guy who wants a rifle in every home? If Carrey sees himself as “everything and everyone” then why would he say that gun advocates who (rightly) feared a wave of legislation in the wake of the Newton massacre have “little in their soul worth protecting”? And when Universal Jim says such mean and hateful things, isn’t he unconsciously taking jabs at himself (just like he did in ‘Liar Liar)?

Jim’s problem seems to be an over-abundance of pride (or was that insecurity?) and a dearth of empathy.

Whose vision of the world is righteous and just? Jim’s, apparently. So much so that if you disagree with him, he’ll take to ‘Funny or Die’ to mock you as a slack-jawed hick who will fire his AR-15 at anyone with pigmentation that doesn’t look like coconut milk.

If Jim Carrey tapped into the universe that was inside Cosmic Jim he’d find planets of empathy. From there, he could use it all to realize that guns are not inherently evil and that good men and women who bear arms are capable of protecting innocents from bad men who do the same.

As it stands, the actor now subscribes to the same mindset as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose anti-gun group recently included cop killer Christopher Dorner, Boston terrorist Tamerlan Tsarvaev and a slew of other criminals on a memorial list of those killed by gun violence. (They apologized and called it an “error” after the ensuing outrage.) It’s a view that creates a dangerous moral relativism, one where the cops are no different than the murderers they protect us from. It’s sick, and it stems from people who say things along the lines of, “there is no right and wrong, good or bad … only ‘the now’.”

I respect Jim Carrey for the distance his spiritual journey has taken him, but I do not respect how he has often tried to enlist others to join him. Telling someone you disagree with that they have “little left in their body or soul worth protecting” is rather repugnant. The next time Jim thinks of making a video mocking gun-rights activists or conservatives or any other group he disagrees with, perhaps it would be best if he once again looked inside himself; he tends to shoot himself in the foot when he’s ridiculing others.

Here we have Jim Carrey in 2009 telling an audience that we are all connected on a spiritual level. Only a few years later Jim would then go on to tell his fellow souls that theirs (and by extension his) was not worth protecting. D'oh!
Here we have Jim Carrey in 2009 telling an audience that we are all connected on a spiritual level. Only a few years later Jim would then go on to tell his fellow souls that theirs (and by extension his) included little worth protecting. D’oh!

Boy wets pants after being interrogated, suspended for cap gun: Inmates run the asylum

The inmates are running the asylum. And the scary thing is, the sane people are the ones who are labeled “extreme” these days.

Behold, The Washington Post reports on a story out of Maryland (my home for at least another year):

A kindergartner who brought a cowboy-style cap gun onto his Calvert County school bus was suspended for 10 days after showing a friend the orange-tipped toy, which he had tucked inside his backpack on his way to school, according to his family and a lawyer.

The child was questioned for more than two hours before his mother was called, she said, adding that he uncharacteristically wet his pants during the episode. The boy is 5 — “all bugs and frogs and cowboys,” his mother said. …

The case comes at a time of heightened sensitivity about guns in schools across the country. Locally, children in first and second grade have been disciplined for pointing their fingers like guns and for chewing a Pop-Tart-like pastry into the shape of a gun. In Pennsylvania, a 5-year-old was suspended for talking about shooting a Hello Kitty bubble gun that blows soap bubbles. …

Isolated case, right? Wrong. My favorite came out of Colorado this past February:

A second-grader in Colorado has been suspended from his elementary school for “throwing” an imaginary grenade during a harmless make-believe game he was playing called “rescue the world.”

The innocent 7-year-old claimed he was, in fact, simply trying to rescue the world, but officials at Mary Blair Elementary School, in Loveland, Colo., said playing with a weapon, the pretend grenade in this case, whether imaginary or real, is unacceptable on school grounds.

“I was trying to save people and I just can’t believe I got dispended,” said Alex Evans, the little boy, who can’t even pronounce his punishment, let alone understand why it happened.

Evans told KDVR-TV that he was merely playing a game during recess at the school, which is about an hour north of Denver, when he threw an imaginary grenade into a box that contained make-believe evil forces.

Got that? He was trying to destroy evil. A little boy was “trying to save the world” during recess and was suspended. The administrators and faculty members who would consider calling the police over a cap gun (used by a 5-year-old little boy) or suspend another boy who pulled an imaginary pin on an imaginary grenade to kill the evil inside his imaginary box, are sick. These are the people who are shaping the minds of your children, and they are the most in need of supervision.

In the minds of these “educators,” the little boy who lives out his fantasies of becoming a cowboy or a soldier must be watched. There is something wrong with him. Rambunctious boys who make bazooka noises or pretend lasers can shoot out of their trigger finger must be stopped. Perhaps there might even be some prescription drugs we could pump into them to curb such unacceptable behavior…

Warning: If you are under 18, do not attempt to make this food rifle. You will be suspended, and school counselors will be called in for an emergency evaluation.
Warning: If you are under 18, do not attempt to make this food rifle. You will be suspended, and school counselors will be called in for an emergency evaluation.

If I ever become a father and my little boy or girl is suspended for pretending to be a soldier, I will take the week off and treat them to ice cream every single day. We’ll talk and we’ll laugh and we’ll take that time to learn all sorts of valuable lessons — one of which will be that there is nothing wrong with vanquishing evil.

Who is that man holding a guitar like a weapon? Is he in school? Suspend him! Expel him! Pump him full of drugs!
Who is that man holding a guitar like a weapon? Poor guy probably wasn’t suspended or pumped full of drugs as a kid. If those impulses aren’t curbed early on you might get a responsible law-abiding citizen. What were his parents thinking?

3D printing drives statists crazy; expect tyrants to double their efforts

Liberator Forbes

3D printing is here. Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed wanted to make the first weapon that was fully printed (except for the firing pin) and he has succeed. The blueprints were released online and the result has been amazing: 100,000 downloads before the feds stepped in to put a stop to it.

Forbes reports:

If gun control advocates hoped to prevent blueprints for the world’s first fully 3D-printable gun from spreading online, that horse has now left the barn about a hundred thousand times.

That’s the number of downloads of the 3D-printable file for the so-called “Liberator” gun that the high-tech gunsmithing group Defense Distributed has seen in just the last two days, a member of the group tells me. The gun’s CAD files have been ten times more popular than any component the group has previously made available, parts that have included the body of an AR-15 and the magazine for an AK-47.

As I said, Uncle Sam is not happy. Since the State Department couldn’t protect Ambassador Stevens from real guns, it is now going after Americans:

On Thursday, Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson received a letter from the State Department Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance demanding that he take down the online blueprints for the 3D-printable “Liberator” handgun that his group released Monday, along with nine other 3D-printable firearms components hosted on the group’s website Defcad.org. The government says it wants to review the files for compliance with arms export control laws known as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, or ITAR. By uploading the weapons files to the Internet and allowing them to be downloaded abroad, the letter implies Wilson’s high-tech gun group may have violated those export controls.

Here’s the deal: technology keeps breaking down barriers faster and faster and faster, and a big bloated federal government simply can not keep up with the speed. The statists are confused because suddenly we’re on the brink of the stuff technological revolutions are made out of and they don’t like it because it will free millions from their regulatory vice grip.

If Williams-Sonoma gets so freaked out by pressure cookers in the wake of the Boston bombing that it pulls them from the shelves, what are the Jr. Sonomas in Congress going to do when faced with a population armed with 3D printers? Time to ban plastic, people!

In all seriousness though, one possible outcome is that faced with a world that is running faster than it can write regulations, the “soft tyranny” Americans have seen in recent decades will be replaced with good old fashioned, boot-on-your-throat tyranny.

Don’t think it could happen? I give you New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg:

“The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry. But we live in a complex world where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change,” (Michael Bloomberg, April 23, 2013).

He has money. He has power. And he has a mindset that is extremely, extremely dangerous. So much for unalienable rights, eh? That is exactly why I have always said that once you take out rights endowed to us “by the Creator,” you are left with rights “endowed by dangerous megalomaniacs like Michael Bloomberg.”

Still don’t believe me? Take a look at the Boston manhunt.

Nothing like putting an entire city on lock down for one guy, and then dragging women and children from their homes at gunpoint. Question: At what point did local police departments being to need equipment reserved for the national guard?
Nothing like putting an entire city on lock down for one guy, and then dragging women and children from their homes at gunpoint. (Image: Associated Press)

Boston police

Or better yet, I’ll let Bill Maher talk about the whole ordeal. It’s funny how he’s come around on taxes (i.e., “Liberals, you can actually lose me. It’s ridiculous.”), entitlements and now the dangers of a bloated federal government in such a short amount of time.

“This country is becoming a police state and it is very troubling to me,” (Bill Maher).

Get used to it Bill, because it’s only going to get worse before it gets better. It’s just very interesting to have watched you for all these years with your smug delivery suddenly looking a little shaken and unsure of yourself. We tried to tell you that a government that was big enough to give you whatever you wanted was big enough to take it all away, and you called us ‘teabaggers.’ We tried to tell you that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, and you called us dumb hicks. And now that your taxes are through the roof and S.W.A.T. guys are only a single terrorist away from landing on your roof you’ve got a quizzical look on your face. Hear that? That’s the sound of your quixotic worldview crashing down around you.

There is hope for Bill yet, and I think the response by power hungry bureaucrats to future advances in technology can make him come around.

How about you?

Communism survivor to clueless gun-grabbers: ‘You don’t know what freedom is because you’ve never lost it’

Manuel Martinez
Mr. Manuel Martinez will never be on certain cable networks known for their liberal word view. He will not be on the cover of left-leaning news magazines. His name will not trend on Twitter with people who seek strict gun control measures after every high profile shooting, and he will not be invited to swanky parties in Washington, D.C. with Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. But Martinez’s story is important.

Daylight Disinfectant writes on YouTube:

Mr. Martinez escaped the brutal Communist regime in Cuba in 1954. His testimony included how citizens under Castro were first disarmed by legislation similar to that being shepherded along by Gun-Grabber in Chief Floyd Prozanski. Defenseless, many Cuban Citizens were later summarily slaughtered.

Having been present at the testimony, I can assure you even the liberal hacks in the press pool were visibly shaken. The expressions on the Senators faces … well they spoke for themselves (you can see them at the end of the video). I’d wager no one in room did not feel a chill up their spine, or a tear in the corner of their eye, as Martinez described scenes of sons being torn from their mothers arms, and shot dead in the street, because they lacked the means to protect themselves. He spoke from the heart: no notes or teleprompter required.

Here is a small portion of Mr. Martinez’s testimony. I invite you to watch it in its entirety.

“In 1959 a revolution of malicious individuals, masquerading as Democrats,.. established a regime, … a dictatorial regime in my nation called Communism, Socialism, Stalinism, Marxism, and whatever other named “ism” you want to put on it. The reason why it was done was to take away the guns from the people. … [The right to bear arms] is a God-given right. It’s not given by anybody. It’s not given by any group. … Absolutely nobody has the authority to take it away. … I’ve been through it. I’ve been there. You people don’t know what freedom is because you’ve never lost it.

You haven’t been tortured. You haven’t seen assassinations. You haven’t seen mothers begging for the life of there son because the only reason they want is to be free. And they killed the mothers and they killed the son… If we keep tumbling with the Second Amendment we are open the same way Cuba was open for Communism, China, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Venezuela — on and on. A tortuous regime will destroy this country in the same way they destroyed those I mentioned to you. … I came here for freedom. At the time, this country was different. This country opened its arms for me. … If they had not opened their arms for me I probably would not be here today. I hope that I’m clear with you and you understand my point of view.”

Please watch the video. It is incredibly powerful in ways the text could never capture.

I have no words. It brings a tear to your eye and a lump in your throat. Mr. Martinez is more of an American than many, many, many other Americans that were born and raised in the U.S. If I ever met this guy I think I’d give him the longest hug I’ve given anyone in years because he gets what’s at stake.

God bless you, Mr. Martinez. You’re a true patriot.

Push your fingers up against your nose, you moron.
Push your fingers up against your nose to try and hide your shame, you moron.  Read from your script like an android and call for the next witness with your “smart” glasses pushed up tight, you twit. You’ve just been hit with an intellectual sledgehammer by a Cuban immigrant who is more American than you’ll ever be.

CO Democrat Rep. Joe Salazar: Women are too emotional and stupid to use a gun

Colorodo's liberals want women to know they'd prefer projectile vomiting on rapists instead of projecting bullets out of the barrel of a loaded gun.
Colorado’s liberal academics and politicians want women to know they’d prefer projectile vomiting to ward off rapists instead of projecting bullets out of the barrel of a loaded gun. Mysteriously, UCCU’s rape advice page was taken down shortly after if it was mercilessly mocked online.

The gun control issue just won’t go away. When it isn’t Vice President Biden trying to make the case for gun control by telling all of us to buy shotguns, it’s a university broadcasting a new way to avoid being raped: menstruation.

February’s winner (and by ‘winner’ I mean ‘loser’) for his ability to continue the gun-control distraction (we are almost $17 trillion in debt) is Colorado Rep. Joe Salazar. In one fell swoop he manages to let women know that he thinks they’re all a bunch of emotional basket cases that can’t be trusted to carry a firearm, and that they’re too stupid to know when they’re being physically assaulted.

“There are some gender inequities on college campuses. This is true. … It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop around at somebody,” (Colorado’s golden bow tie wearing Democrat, Joe Salazar).

Unlike the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Mr. Salazar does not openly support projectile vomiting and sudden urination as a deterrent to rape. He’s a big fan of whistles and “safe zones” (because as everyone knows, rapists abide by the same “safe zone” rules once used in elementary school during games of freeze tag).

Question: If Salazar’s last name was Akin and he had an “R” next to his name, what are the chances that his rape statements would be aired around the clock on MSNBC and CNN? Given that Marco Rubio taking a sip of water was replayed over 200 times on MSNBC alone, I’d say the chances are pretty good. But because Rep. Salazar has a “D” next to his name, those same “news” outlets will work overtime at ignoring the story. Sadly, the average American only thinks about media bias in terms of what is actually reported, without ever factoring into the equation what is left unsaid.

Luckily, with the invention of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogs (like this one), it is a lot harder for partisan media hacks to ignore the stories that don’t conform to their particular word view.

In response to Mr. Salazar’s desire to create of safe-zone call-box utopia for whistle-carrying paranoid women, the hashtag #LiberalTips2AvoidRape began trending on Twitter. Oddly enough, the people making fun of politicians whose policies would endanger more women found themselves being attacked … by women.

Liberal Tips 2 Avoid Rape

Someone needs to tell Anna O’Hara that she needs to save that puke for the next time she’s approached by a rapist. Semi-automatic and automatic vomit (with three-round burst capability) is currently legal in all 50 states.

Luckily, the feed was also filled with sanity:

Liberal Tips to Avoid Rape reactions

Indeed. Women do deserve better. Men deserve better. The country deserves better. But we’re stuck with an electorate that spends most of its free time watching Harlem Shake videos on YouTube or kittens on Buzzfeed. Every four years voters memorize a few talking points given to them by whatever cable news channel host they like, and then they pretend they’re policy experts before voting for a stooge who has lived in Washington, DC his entire life.

Have fun with your safe-zone call boxes, my gun-control favoring friends. I’m not sure how long it takes to rape someone, but I’m hoping the campus security segway isn’t low on battery when you push the distress signal. When seconds count, the scooter patrol will be minutes away.