If you like your gun, you can keep your gun

21guns_fire600Gun owners and freedom-loving Americans are often considered by anti-gunners to be conspiracy theorists when arguing that the government’s intended plan is not just gun control, but gun confiscation.  However, perhaps Obama’s famous utterances about his healthcare mess over the past dozen months will bring clarity to those who want a disarmed America.

Obama was recorded no less than 29 times telling the American people that “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan”, a claim that has been repeatedly proven false in insurance cancellation letters sent to average Americans.  Apparently, Obama is “sorry” that so many Americans fell into the trap that he set for them, losing health benefits that they liked and forced into purchasing a more expensive alternative.

Although the White House’s spin machine claims that the president meant “only if your healthcare plan hasn’t changed”, most Americans know the truth.  The president lied.  The White House has been caught directly lying to the American people about one of the most unpopular pieces of legislation ever signed into law.  The fact is the majority of Americans cannot keep their healthcare plans because Obamacare’s new regulations force insurance companies to change them.  The president knew this.  The president LIED.

Naturally, it is no real surprise that gun-owners of America are inherently fearful that the government’s claim “nobody wants to take your guns” is, just like the president’s healthcare claim, a LIE.

It should come as no real twist of logic that people naturally become distrustful of entities that have proven themselves untrustworthy.  Would you put your trust in someone who repeatedly lies to you?  Then why do so many anti-gunners feel that freedom-loving Americans are simply wrapped around the conspiracy axle with their distrust of the official government line?

If our government lies to the American people about something as important as our healthcare, what makes people believe that the government would suddenly tell the truth about gun ownership?  I recognize that chalking this up to a conspiracy is a simple answer and the easiest way to marginalize legitimate fear, but history of our government tells a very different tale.

Here is a good example of the hilarious anti-gun mind at work, from the DailyKos, of course.  “If you are using a gun with an extended clip…we want to take your gun.”  Unbeknownst to author “themoderateman”, that statement refers to absolutely any gun that is not a revolver, because virtually any gun can accept an extended “clip”.  Also, please ignore the usage of the word “clip” rather than “magazine” – most anti-gunners have never shot a gun in their lives and, as a result, rarely possess the ability to discuss them intelligently.

Or, let’s take this one: “If you are currently intoxicated with alchohol (typo uncorrected) or some other drug…give us your gun, right now.”  Any time you get intoxicated, the government should have the ability to take your gun away from you, even if you’re not using it.  Wonderful!

Or better yet, the second to last paragraph:

Bottom line, as a person of principle, not an etch a sketch faux varmint hunter, let me be clear, you can keep a gun to hunt, you can keep a reasonable handgun to protect your property and person, and you can keep your goofy gun collections but you MAY NOT HAVE SICKO GUNS DESINGED TO DO NOTHING OTHER THAN KILL PEOPLE!!!!  We liberals want to take THOSE GUNS away.  We really do!

We have yet another emotionally-driven argument from an emotional liberal who unknowingly supports the confiscation of virtually EVERY weapon in the United States, but then allows some gun use out of the kindness of his heart for those tasks that HE believes to be worthy of gun ownership.

Impressive, isn’t it?

Just remember, if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan.

It’s official: Anti-gun groups oppose law-abiding gun ownership

gty_tsa_screeners_lax_jrs_120425_wgIt has been long argued by freedom-loving Americans that anti-gun groups from around the nation actively strive for civilian disarmament that disproportionately effects the law-abiding, and a recent statement from the Moms Demand Action group provides evidence that this argument is pretty accurate.

On November 1st, Moms Demand Action (the gift that keeps on giving the whole year) posted an official statement about the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.  Of course, the statement calls on Congress to enact more laws to supposedly “fix” the problem of gun crime and implement a full ban on so-called “assault weapons” for civilians, a phrase that many out-spoken critics of gun ownership in American cannot intelligently define.

Within the statement, the group inadvertently reveals the true nature of their involvement in the gun debate.  In their attempt to prove that the “gun lobby” wants more guns everywhere, the statement includes the following text:

Despite these tragedies and increased gun danger at American airports, the gun lobby continues to fight to make it easier to carry loaded guns inside airports. For example, the gun lobby advocated for the new policy that makes it legal for permit-holding gun owners to bring loaded weapons into the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta, one of the busiest airports in the world.

This statement is a point-blank attack on law-abiding gun freedom in the United States of America, something that most anti-gun groups claim to support.  Here, Moms Demand Action takes issue with permit-holding gun owners bringing loaded weapons into the Atlanta Airport.

Read that again: permit-holding gun owners.  Permit-holding gun owners are not criminals – that’s why they hold a valid state gun permit.

Many states already provide permit-holding gun owners more carrying freedom, without cause for alarm.  Arizona, for example, allows permit-holding gun owners to carry guns into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol provided the gun owner does not drink.  The AZ permit also allows gun owners to carry guns in some state parks, all national parks and within 1,000 feet of schools (when was the last time you heard about a school shooting in Arizona?).

The LAX shooting proves that criminals will ignore the law.  But Moms Demand Action actively supports restricting law-abiding gun freedom in the United States of America, and this official statement proves it.  Why would anyone want law-abiding gun owners to bring loaded weapons everywhere they go?  To protect themselves, and others, from the Paul Ciancia’s of the world (LAX shooting), from the Major Hasan’s (Ft. Hood shooting), from the Aaron Alexis’ (Washington Navy Yard shooting) and from the Adam Lanza’s (Newtown, CT shooting).

I call on Moms Demand Action to start putting their money where their [loud] mouth is.  If they truly feel like gun crime is a problem in the country, then start fighting criminals and stop fighting the law-abiding.  Their rhetoric is fooling no one, and the damning truth of their real agenda is not difficult to figure out.  It is even easier to see when groups like this publicize their disgust for law-abiding gun freedom.

The assumption is as clear as it is frightening: this group treats law-abiding people as if they were criminals.

Congratulations, Moms Demand Action – you ARE the problem.

ATI to relocate to South Carolina to avoid N.Y. gun laws

American Tactical Imports (ATI) is the latest gun manufacturing company to flee New York’s draconian gun laws for safer grounds, citing the state’s passage of the SAFE Act and Summerville, South Carolina’s proximity to the port-of-entry for several of their imported products.

The move will bring more than 115 jobs to South Carolina where locals are supportive of the company’s move.  “The people of South Carolina have welcomed ATI with open arms and we are excited about making our new corporate home there,” said company president Tony DiChario.  ATI will invest nearly $3 million in Summerville, a Charleston suburb.

ATI is only one of many gun companies to announce relocation plans away from anti-gun states.  Magpul released plans to move from Colorado after the state’s passage of new gun control laws that ultimately lead to two state politicians getting recalled.

PTR Industries makes semiautomatic rifles in Connecticut and will be moving their company to Aynor, South Carolina.  Stag Arms may follow suit.

New York-based Kahr Firearms recently purchased a 620-acre plot of land in rural Pike County, Pennsylvania and will soon move its headquarters out of the gun-restricted state.

Other gun manufacturers like Connecticut-based Sturm and Ruger are not abandoning the Northeast state quite yet, but are investing in facilities elsewhere in the United States.

Colorado school to allow gun-carrying teachers in classrooms

Teachers and GunsA small school district in rural northeastern Colorado will begin allowing teachers to carry concealed guns into their classrooms for the protection of their students, provided they attend regular weapons training and fire at least 100 practice rounds per month.

The school is located in Briggsdale, a small unincorporated Colorado town so rural that it takes at least 20 minutes for emergency vehicles to respond to 911 calls from the area.  School administrators believe the city’s relative distance from emergency services necessitates trained teachers packing heat.

“I don’t have a two-minute or minute-and-30 response time,” said the school district’s superintendent Rick Mondt to the Greeley Tribune. “That would be the only reason that I would think this would be somewhat of a necessity.”

“We wanted that increased awareness not only in the gun training and gun safety, but there’s also a really good component in the concealed carry training tied to the legal aspects and some of the challenges that will occur along with having a gun in their hand,” Mondt said.

The new policy will give trained teachers the power to confront deadly situations before police arrive, hopefully neutralizing the threat and ensuring the safety and security of students and staff almost immediately.

Mass Killing in Brooklyn Leaves 5 Dead

The AP news wire has reported that as of this publication time, at least 5 are dead in Brooklyn, NY due to a mass stabbing, including a toddler.

The NYPD has stated early Sunday morning around 3:30 a.m. EDT, that emergency responders found three victims dead at a Sunset Park neighborhood residence before 11 p.m. EDT Saturday. Two others were taken to Brooklyn hospitals and later pronounced dead. Other news sources have reported a single man has been taken into custody, SmallGovTimes can not yet provide confirmation to support this.  (source from the AP news wire)

A tragedy, yet not a single firearm was used. This vicious act of crime was a mass stabbing and without the use of the firearms, including a toddler’s death. Should we move to ban all objects with a pointy-end to prevent such brutal atrocities? Can we point to knives as the downfall of our once great society? Where is the out-cry by America to ‘do something’ about it?

Sadly, you will find none. This story will pass from common memory like dust into the wind and those five that died today will just be known as another brutal statistic in the annals of American history. All because it lacks the word ‘gun’ in it.

However, here, we believe that these deaths are no less tragic or heart-wrenching simply because one tool was used versus another to commit this heinous act. Life is precious and there will always be villains who will seek out any means necessary to cause suffering and pain. Ban guns, they will use knives, ban knives, they will use sticks, ban sticks, they will use rocks.

Others have used incidents like Sandy Hook or Columbine to convince us guns need to banned. Therefore,  we should expect them, too, to use the Brooklyn mass stabbing of October 26th, 2013 as a call to ban all sharp objects.

Somehow, I won’t hold my breath about it and these five individuals won’t see the same sympathy or sorrow expressed for them being murdered — and all just because it wasn’t with a gun.

 

Arizona ranked best concealed carry state

download (1)Guns and Ammo magazine ranked Arizona the best state to carry a concealed weapon based on several factors, such as legal requirements to carry, application fees, and license reciprocity with other states.

Utah came in 9-points behind Arizona in second, followed by Wyoming, New Hampshire and Vermont rounding out the top 5.  Washington D.C., one of the nation’s worst areas for gun crime, came in dead last.

Arizona does not require a concealed carry license for state residents to own or carry a firearm – open or concealed.  The state’s licensing fees are among the lowest, as are the state’s training requirements before residents can obtain an optional handgun license.

Although well-publicized gun crimes have heightened the political atmosphere in favor of tightening gun laws, states have generally loosened restrictions on gun ownership over the past decade.

Earlier in the year, Guns and Ammo ranked Arizona as the best state for gun owners, citing the border state’s relaxed laws on ownership and the absence of any licensing requirements.  Once again, Washington D.C. brings up the rear with the most restrictive gun laws in the nation.

December 14th: Guns Save Lives Day in the USA

tdy-121217-littlest-victims-combo.TdyDoubleDecember 14th marks the first anniversary of the tragic Sandy Hook incident where a deranged man gunned down 26 innocent teachers and children in a “gun free” school in Newtown, Connecticut.  Defenseless and vulnerable, innocent lives were lost as Adam Lanza enjoyed several minutes of indiscriminate shooting into classrooms without any fear of being shot at. Continue reading