Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ben Carson Tells The Truth And The Media Doesn't Like It

You know that a Republican candidate has hit a nerve when all the mainstream media try to gang up on him (or her). The latest case in point is the mainstream media's breathless attacks on Dr. Ben Carson for daring to suggest that the disarming of the Jews by the Nazis helped facilitate the Holocaust.

Carson made the suggestion in his new book A Perfect Union.  From ABC which made the issue one of their lead stories on the ABC Evening News with (anti-gun) David Muir.
In Carson's new book “A Perfect Union,” Carson writes that “through a combination of removing guns and disseminating propaganda, the Nazis were able to carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance.”
Wolf Blitzer got in on the breathless outrage with the interview below:

What I found particularly sad was this comment from a spokesperson for the Anti-Defamation League:
“Ben Carson has a right to his views on gun control, but the notion that Hitler’s gun-control policy contributed to the Holocaust is historically inaccurate," said Jonathan Greenblatt, National Director of the organization. "The small number of personal firearms available to Germany’s Jews in 1938 could in no way have stopped the totalitarian power of the Nazi German state."
 I might remind Mr. Greenblatt that a very small number of firearms allowed Jewish resistance fighters to keep the Waffen-SS at bay in the Warsaw ghetto from April 19, 1943 until well into May. The final resistance was crushed on June 5th.

As to the rest of the media, I think a simple picture will suffice to say that Ben Carson was correct in saying the lack of arms allowed the Nazis to perpetrate their crimes with relative impunity. If a picture won't suffice for the mainstream media, here is a link to the book so they can read it.

Well, Hillary, We've Seen How Successful Negotiations With Iran Have Been

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an interesting comment during a town hall meeting in Iowa on Wednesday. She compared the NRA to the Iranians and Communists when it comes to negotiating. All I'll say is we've all seen just how successful the Obama Administration has been in its negotiations with the mullahs in Iran. In other words, the US gets diddly-squat and the death to America chanting mullahs get "the bomb".

Frankly, if you think about it, using the negotiating techniques of mullahs and/or "Vlad the Impaler" Putin makes a lot of sense when it comes to gun rights. This is especially true when you consider the gun prohibitionists' idea of compromise is negotiating how much we will give up.

Hillary's comments prior to this remark were to encourage a "Fifth Column", my words - not hers, of gun owners. They have tried this before with false-front organizations like the American Shooters and Hunters Association. I think the average gun owner is on to their tactics by now.

As an aside, I would encourage everyone to listen to Michael Bane's rant on this week's Downrange Radio. It is 45 minutes well spent. He describes the war between those who cherish our freedom and those who would take it away in very stark terms.

H/T The Daily Caller

Five Easy Steps To A Gun-Free America

When President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other gun-hating progressives speak about how much they like the "Australian Model", what they really mean is that they want gun confiscation. Unfortunately for them, there are impediments to this.

The good folks at Reason TV have come up with a video to assist the President, Mrs. Clinton, Mike Bloomberg, and all the rest in their campaign to get a gun-free America. By gun-free, I mean, of course, that they will still have their armed guards and we will be at the mercy of predators. As Reason TV says, all it takes is five easy steps.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What Time Of The Month Is It?

That time of the month when Aaron at Weapon Blog posts his monthly compilation of contests featuring firearms, knives, accessories, and the like. That's what time of the month it is!

As you can see below, there are some very nice 1911s in this month's handgun list along with Heizer Defense Pocket AK which I'm sure everyone needs. Or not.

There are plenty of nice ARs as well.

If you do enter one or more of these contests, take a moment and leave Aaron a thank you note on his blog.

I have hot-linked all the links for your convenience.

Air Rifles
  • None this month
Gun Rights Organizations
  • None this month
  • None this month

Monday, October 5, 2015

Stance On Gun Rights Is All I Care About

The Guardian did a video called "Progressives with guns: yoga, ammo, and LGBT rights" that appeared on their website yesterday. I found it pretty good and rather even-handed. It featured a transgendered ex-SEAL running for Congress, a lawyer who was a Hare Krishna member, and Top Shot winner Chris Cheng who came out as gay a while back.

Frankly, I don't care if you are transgender. I don't care if you are gay. I don't care if you are a Hare Krishna member (but don't ask me for money at the airport). If you support gun rights, then you are my friend.

Quote Of The Day

The quote of the day comes from Chris Knox. He wrote an article with his impressions of the Gun Rights Policy Conference that was held in Phoenix last weekend. Chris noted that majority of the speakers and virtually all the attendees were unpaid gun rights activists. They were from the actual grassroots and constitute the real gun lobby.

After discussing which organizations such as GOA, SAAMI, and NSSF had sent representatives to speak, Chris mentioned that the NRA had no official presence at the gathering unlike in the early years of the conference. He then said:
Those who think NRA is hard-line have never been to a GRPC.
I think he is right.

Listening to speakers from the various state-level gun rights organizations such as Grass Roots North Carolina, CalGuns, AZ Citizens Defense League, and many others, you got the sense that they were anxious to take Bloomberg and his paid evil minions head on. Moreover, they had no intention of giving any quarter in the battle for gun rights. The strategy is to meet force with force and to make any gains made by the gun prohibitionists so costly that "they think twice before 'winning' again."

Friday, October 2, 2015

Is CAGV Afraid Of A Little Political Theater?

Connecticut Against Gun Violence (sic) or CAGV was planning to have their 3rd Annual Conference on Saturday, October 3rd, at Yale University in New Haven. They were having a number of the bigwigs of the gun prohibitionist lobby attending. They were going to have Ladd Everitt of CSGV, Josh Sugarmann of VPC, and Colin Goddard of Everytown (formerly of Brady) among others.

Then they posted this announcement on Wednesday:
We regret that the CAGV Conference that was scheduled for October 3rd at Yale University has been cancelled. Unfortunately there are circumstances beyond our control that made this difficult decision necessary.
Rumor has it that a group of Californians was planning to attend that meeting.
Often when Californians talk to "gun folks" in other states, they express exasperation at our continued assaults on the fortress of prohibitionism, here. They encourage us to simply relocate to a Free State where we don't have to worry constantly about complying with the California laws so Byzantine that not even the Bureau of Firearms successfully navigates them.

But we don't want to leave, and even if we did, we're seeing that California's and Connecticut's cancer is spreading toward the Heartland.

Draw the line now.

We're organizing a protest at this meeting. We're not going to stand out there with signs and matching t-shirts to scream at traffic. We're going to disrupt it. Nothing violent, but political theater goes a long way.

Plans are coming together. Clear your schedule, we're all going to Connecticut!
I wonder if the protest the Californians had planned was anything like this one planned for San Francisco a few years back.

Would those California gun owners have gone full Alinsky on CAGV?  I guess we'll never know since CAGV cancelled their event. What a pity!

From The New York Times, No Less.

This report is from the New York Times regarding the school shooter in Oregon. It is about the source of his weapons as confirmed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
In all, the gunman had owned 14 firearms, said Celinez Nunez, an agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, including one he had traded in. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department said the gunman took five handguns and a rifle to Umpqua Community College on Thursday morning, and had two pistols, four rifles and a shotgun in his apartment.

“All 14 have been traced to a federal firearms dealer,” some bought by the gunman and others by members of his family, said Ms. Nunez, the assistant special agent in charge of the Seattle field office. “They were all purchased legally.”
As AWR Hawkins of Breitbart said at the recent Gun Rights Policy Conference, "It is harder to find a mass shooter who didn't go through a background check than one that did."

To illustrate that point, Hawkins listed a number of these murderers that did pass background checks in a column today in Breitbart.