Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Narrative...

...we talked about this a little last week, but I am getting the feeling that our blood enemies have indeed lost control of the narrative. Greasy Joe Biden threats yesterday of executive action on stripping us of our guns was tantamount to a public admission that Congress is not playing nice. KEEP THE CALLS AND LETTERS COMING, FOLKS!

Next Tuesday Greasy Joe will deliver his recommendations so The Man Who Would Be King.

I do fully expect executive orders! At this point I figure the first will be directed at importation stuff, including standard capacity magazines (a serious issue with so many American companies using foreign suppliers for their handgun mags) and anything that has to do with black rifles (including the rifles themselves). If you're looking at an FAL or AK parts kits, or you're light on handgun mags, might be a good time to love it quick.

If you can find the stuff you want, that is.

The chatter I hear bouncing around the ether includes possible additional executive orders shutting down firearm and ammo sales on the Internet and ordering background checks on all sales. Expect these orders, when and if — and let me emphasize the "if" this point I'm passing gossip — they come to be hit with a major pounding of lawsuits.

This is not the rule of law, folks...this is Banana Republic stuff. Welcome to America Ver. 2.0...

What Joe Biden's "Blue Ribbon Group" Has Planned For Us!

On that note, here's some reading. The first is from author Matt Bracken. If you haven't read his great novel ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, do so immediately. You will read it with a sick feeling in your stomach that, somehow, we've all fallen into the pages. Here's his brilliant article from Western Rifles Shooters Association:
Those of us who enjoy firearms feel it deeply when some lunatic misuses one to slaughter innocents. Shooting ranges are virtually churches of gun safety, with safety rules posted everywhere, taught to one and all, and enforced strictly. Passing down our tradition of safe and responsible gun ownership from generation to generation is considered a sacred trust. When a firearm is misused by a criminal, our greatest wish is always that we had been present with our legally concealed pistols to stop the slaughter of unarmed, defenseless innocents. And more frequently than you might imagine, this actually happens.
Please, read the whole is important. Next, a piece from the PowerLine blog on how liberals have, essentially run out of ammunition (and why the exec order scenario looks more plausible):
One of the striking features of the current debate over gun control is how tired the liberals’ ideas are. Chief among their proposals is re-instituting the ban on “assault weapons.” But we’ve already tried that: a ban on “assault weapons”–a meaningless term that finds significance only in the arbitrary definitions of the defunct federal statute–was in effect for ten years, from 1994 to 2004, and no one claims that it did any good. Connecticut, like a number of other states, already bans “assault weapons,” but that availed the kids at Sandy Hook nothing.
From Paul Barrett at Bloomberg, who still has his head up his ass concerning standard capacity magazines, BTW, but is on point with most of the article. C'mon, Paul! You know lots of shooters...get one of them to take you out to the range and show you a reload or 2 Here's Todd Jarrett on YouTube shooting a El Prez in 3.73 seconds...that's a draw, turn, 6 shots, reload, 6 shots! And Paul, before you say, well heck, that's Todd Jarrett, let me assure you that reloading any firearms, from a revolver to a lever action rifle to a 1911 to an AR-15, is lots easier than driving a car, and lots of people somehow manage to drive a car every day!
Gallup also found that more than 80 percent of Republicans have favorable views of the NRA. A slight majority of independents share the positive opinion, while less than 40 percent of Democrats have a favorable view. These figures explain why the Republican Party opposes tougher gun control and why the Republican-controlled House will almost certainly block any ambitious bill before it gets to Obama’s desk. That’s democracy in action, not bogus wizardry.
From world-class science fiction writer (and expert on THE BEST DEFENSE/SURVIVAL) Michael Z. Williamson, let's regulate guns like we regulate cars:
To buy a sports car, you will have to be 21. A "Sports car" will be defined as any combination of any two of the following: 2 doors instead of 4, spoked rims not requiring hubcaps, aerodynamic effects such as spoilers or air dams, a wheelbase under 100 inches, a manual transmission, a curb weight under 3000 lbs, fiberglass or other non-metal construction, or painted logos. 
For every purchase, you will have to fill out a questionnaire confirming you're a US citizen, do not use drugs or abuse alcohol, have never had a conviction for alcohol related incidents or reckless driving. 
Lying on this form will be punishable by 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. New cars will only be purchased from Federal Automobile Licensees who must provide fingerprints, proof of character, secure storage for all vehicles, and who must call the Federal Bureau of Motor Vehicles to verify your information before purchase. They may approve or decline or delay the sale. If they decline, you may appeal the decision in writing to a review board. If they delay, it becomes an approval automatically after 10 days. However, the dealer may decline to complete such a sale in case of later problems.
Finally, on a lighter note, a really lucid exploration of antigun men from a woman, comedienne Julia Gorin:
He often accuses men with guns of "compensating for something." The truth is quite the reverse. After all, how is he supposed to feel knowing there are men out there who aren't intimidated by the big bad inanimate villain? How is he to feel in the face of adolescent boys who have used the family gun effectively in defending the family from an armed intruder? So if he can't touch a gun, he doesn't want other men to be able to either. And to achieve his ends, he'll use the only weapon he knows how to manipulate: the law.
Have you called, written or emailed your legislators this week! Remember...


Miguel said...

I have never seen so many people so energized to stand up for our Second Amendment. But cannot stop the fight because the Opposition won't. Whatever they cannot get by hook, they will achieve by crook.
Stay alert, keep pounding on your reps.

Anonymous said...

"Welcome to America Ver. 2.0..." well put!

Anonymous said...

Now, if they started to force background checks for ammo... let's say 50 rounds or more.

Would it be better to buy your 5.56 just 2 boxes at a time, to stay under the threshold....

Or buy your 22LR/17HMR/22WMR 50 at a time? Need some for a weekend of shooting? "Oh, could you ring these 10 boxes up as separate transactions?"

Frank W. James said...

On that sports cars comparison, he left out the penalities for 'straw purchases'....

All The Best,
Frank W. James

Anonymous said...

Yellow text on white is not readable Michael.

Jkwas said...

So what about foreign manufactured firearms, like Taurus? What about the forgings and castings they make for other North American makers that sub out their parts from outside the country? What about guns like the Springfield XD that are imported from Croatia?
The list goes on and on.

Anonymous said...

Follow my thought here for a moment because it does pertain to firearms and the proposed bans: Obama will fight like hell on the upcoming debt ceiling negotiations. He will fight with the Republicans like a cornered cat, and he'll fight hard right up to the last possible moment when it will seem like the whole nation will go into default. Then, he will declare to the Republicans that they've finally beat him at his own game, they've bested the best, they've won. He'll cave in to the Republicans on some trivial point at the very last moment and make them think that they won and he lost. All the Republicans will need to do now is take their bill to the House floor for a vote and pass it to cement their "victory over Obama." And then, right before the vote, the Democrats and their Republican allies will slip the gun control measures into some obscure paragraph of the debt ceiling bill and watch with glee as the Republicans vote to pass the bill, with glee. Then the Democrat Senate will "deem that the House passed the bill" and away we go with new gun control. Mark my words, that is how they will do it. Mark my words.

Anonymous said...

I have been calling all three of my reps once every week, emailing reps and Veep and POTUS twice a week, and emailing my liberal-leaning rep every da

Anonymous said...

First: Gun ownership is a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT, not a "privilege" as driving a car is. (Note, I'm still trying to figure that one out. Don't we have a right to pursue happiness? You may need to "freely) move about to do that. Driving may be required. But, I digress.)

Second: arguing that we can load revolvers, or "standard" capacity guns rapidly only fuels the liberal's conviction that "If it were up to me, it would be 'Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them (all) in'"; D. Feinstein (D)

We also need to avoid being trapped in the "power level" of guns and ammo. The lib's just say ban all of that stuff too!

We need to simply stand firm on what is constitutionally legal AND ask if each of the recommendation actually would have prevented the recent mass murders.

Life Member

Anonymous said...

Salami slicing tactics is how the Feds in Canada attacked firearm ownership categories in Canada. Learn from the object lesson.


gunner said...

off topic, but i'm beginning to be concerned for the safety of our public figures in the gun world with the deaths of two well known people, one in very suspicious circumstances. watch your six mike, you're a valuable spokesman, and we need you as one of our public faces. i'm not ordinarily a "fan" of conspiracy theories, but i've been seeing too much talk from the anti-gun mob lately saying "somebody ought to kill the gun nuts" and i think we need to take such threats seriously. take care mike, my wife and i both want to see you on our t.v. for a long time.

Michael Bane said...

gunner...all of us committed to the Cause understand that we are targets...all of us are routinely threatened...all of us are at Defcon 1 and, if I may coin a phrase, rolling serious heavy metal...thank you for your concern...and may God bless us and protect us all!