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I’m In Favor Of A 21-Year Minimum Age To Buy ‘Assault Weapons’ – The Day AFTER We Have The Same Minimum Age To Vote Or Serve In The Military

February 27, 2018

I didn’t register for Selective Services when I turned 18 as the law has required for now over a hundred years.  Do you know why?  Because I was already enlisted in the United States Army, that’s why.  And when I was in boot camp looking at all the newly shaved heads around me, do you know what I saw?  A whole lot of other 18-year olds.

Those 18-, 19- and 2-year olds form a giant chunk of our military.  Did you know that?  How about this one: 36.9% of our Marines are 21 or under.  If we didn’t have these “kids” bearing arms, we wouldn’t have the guys who rush enemy positions.  Not unless YOU’RE going to do it, you weak, limpy old fool.

But just stop and think about the logic for a second: let’s decide that people under 21 can’t have a gun because they’re not responsible enough.  Except for the military where they have proven for a thousand generations that yes, they ARE responsible enough and in fact we need the flower of our youth to be armed so they can fight our battles for us.

I was 18-years old with an assault rifle; I was 19-years old with an assault rifle; I was 20-years old with an assault rifle. And not your dumbass fake-news “assault weapon,” but an actual assault rifle capable of fully automatic weapons fire.  The term “assault weapon,” by contrast, is a purely leftist and media and Democrat Party created fake news.  “Assault weapons” in fact do not actually exist.  It is an arbitrary, aesthetic manufactured meme.  A sporting rifle with a walnut stock is just another garden variety sporting rifle; take that walnut stock off and replace it with a black plastic one with an L-shaped grip and presto bismo you suddenly have an “assault weapon.”  The actual characteristics of the rifle remain unchanged.

Further, assault rifles (and the so-called “assault weapons” marketed on the design concept) are chambered in far less powerful cartridges than most other sporting rifles. And the assault weapons favored by the left for demagoguery are actually far less lethal than other rifles. I happen to own a Browning BAR in .300 Winchester Magnum. And yeah, I know it’s not an “assault weapon” because it has that beautiful walnut stock on it! Do you know how devastatingly powerful that sucker is compared to an “assault weapon”? Compare between 3,600 foot-pounds of muzzle energy and a 1,500 meter maximum effective range for the 300 Winchester Magnum versus 1,600 foot-pounds and a 550 meter maximum effective range for the .223 caliber “assault weapon.” Back in World War II, the average soldier carried his M-1 which chambered a .30-06 round; again, the actual ballistics favor the M-1 over the “assault rifle” by amazing levels: again, a thousand-yard gun with twice the energy of an “assault weapon.” This “debate” is based on pure demagoguery at its very most cynical, disingenuous, dishonest level.

And my actual assault rifle was also sans bump stock. A rifle needs to be held securely and firmly against the shoulder in order to be accurately fired.  Anybody who knows a damned thing about rifles knows that.  But a bump stock requires a loose shoulder hold that creates the rattle to rapidly depress the trigger.  And that affects accuracy in a way that simply doesn’t exist with true assault rifles that are designed for select-fire.  A bump stock reduces your accuracy to virtually nothing.  Stephen Paddock was able to shoot into a giant crowd, but otherwise he couldn’t have hit the broad side of a barn with that stupid gadget.  I’m all in favor of banning bump stocks simply because they are a novelty that make guns less effective rather than more effective.  Me, I was entrusted with an actual assault rifle! And I carried that weapon for every single American citizen! And guess what else I had? Large magazines to carry lots of firepower. And every single day of my service I proved that I was capable of bearing arms in a responsible manner for the good of my society and my country.

The reason the left hates me so much is because I am a living refutation of their lies: I not only carried these weapons, and carried them in a responsible manner, but carried them to the benefit of my country.  As do millions of other responsible gun owners who use these weapons safely and responsibly.

If you ban “kids” from having these weapons, you might as well just ban the United States Marine Corps altogether.  It’s a damn shame.  No enemy on earth could defeat our Marines; except for despicable, pathetic, gutless, miserable liberalism and the pure moral stupidity and spirit of cowardice that permeates our nation because of these jackass fools.

But I’ll tell you what: if kids aren’t responsible enough to own weapons or fight in our military, then you snot-nosed little dumbasses are hardly responsible enough to do the most responsible thing one can do in our democratic society and VOTE. No own who can’t have an assault weapon should be trusted to vote, either.

Fifty years ago we had more guns per capita and we had a lot fewer gun laws per capita, and yet we had far fewer of these mass shootings.  Something has changed in our culture and it is NOT the guns.  And even since first Bill Clinton in 1993, then Barack Obama frightened Americans into buying guns before these fascists tried to take them away, in fact gun violence actually went DOWN even as gun ownership went UP.  Because it’s NOT the guns.  Again, for Stephen Paddock, it wasn’t his rifle that pulled the trigger; it was his secular humanistic atheism and the nihilistic spirit that entails from that cockroach worldview that pulled the trigger.  Liberalism put the REAL weapon in these murderers’ hands because they took God out and allowed the nihilistic emptiness in.  Stephen Paddock, like 98% of all mass shooters, deliberately identified “a gun-free zone” so that he would be the only one with the gun.  Only two mass shootings in the U.S. since 1950 have occurred in an area where citizens were not prohibited from carrying a gun.  We’re having these mass shootings because we have more crazies than ever and thanks to liberalism we can’t put them away for the same reason we can’t violate illegal immigrants’ “rights” and deport them.  We have no means to deal with mentally sick people now unless and until they explode and do something truly evil.  And even AFTER their crimes liberals try to help them avoid true justice by taking away the death penalty so that these murderers can find out that the atheism that liberals pumped into their skulls was fake news and there REALLY IS a God who judges evil.  JUST TODAY, liberals assured us yet again that theirs is a worldview that WILL NOT hold people who commit truly brutal and heinous crimes accountable for what they did to their victims.  And it is the same left who are pumping out incredibly toxic video games and movies and television programs that desensitize us to violence in the most appalling manner.

What is interesting is that WE ALREADY TRIED this “assault weapons” ban thing.  For ten years we did this starting with Bill Clinton in 1994.  Which by the way was the very act of government fascist tyranny that began the movement for Americans to start buying more guns lest their rights be usurped from them that I referred to above.  And do you know the effect the “assault weapons ban” had???  ZERO.

Do you know what the definition of “insanity” is?  Trying to do the same damn thing that didn’t work before again and again.  Which is a prima facia evidence that liberals truly are insane.  And that leads to another realization: if we eliminated guns just from the groups of people who overwhelmingly vote “Democrat,” our gun violence would drop by a good 90 percent overnight.  These are the actual factsThey surely are.  I’m serious, that’s what the actual facts when you truly begin considering crime and race show.

So I’m actually all in FAVOR of taking guns away.  By removing the right to own guns from the political party that wants to have them banned in the damn first place.  Because this would be a vastly safer nation if we just gave them what they wanted and took their guns away from them while those of us who know that we are responsible kept our 2nd Amendment right and used that right to safeguard our freedom.

Getting back to my main argument, and removing “assault weapons” from people under 21, what is frankly amazing in its hypocrisy is that the left – the liberal mainstream media and the Democratic Party – are trotting out and touting all these angry teenagers who have just been traumatized as being the very smartest, wisest and best informed liberals whom we should therefore listen to.  But here’s the damn thing: by their very own “logic” these kids aren’t psychologically or emotionally capable of handling this issue – because they’re saying none of these whiny little fools ought to be trusted with guns in the first place!!!  Which means I can simply tune you whiny little ignorant punks out.  Again, this is demagoguery at its very lowest level.

It was the left, it was liberalism, it was secular progressive humanistic atheism, that has created this horrible vacuum in which people are beginning to increasingly say, “I’m miserable and since we all just ‘evolved’ from pond slime there is no true, ultimate purpose, no real, ultimate value and no genuine, ultimate meaning and therefore my life doesn’t matter and therefore nobody else’s life matters and so what I’m about to do is nothing more than a mass retro-active abortion.

Hearken to the words of Blaise Pascal:

“What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself.”
– Blaise Pascal, Pensées VII(425)

That “God-shaped” hole has been filled with something that is most definitely UNGODLY and the hole will get uglier and uglier until we turn away from liberalism and fill the hole in our soul with the God who formed us in His image to be morally and spiritually accountable to Him as He fulfills His plan for us in our lives.  If we don’t have God, we’re going to have something else.  And now we’re finding out what that “else” is.

 

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Gallup: Four Months Into Obama Rule, Republicans Now Tied With Democrats

May 19, 2009

If you’re a conservative, you’ve just gotta like this.

In the wake of a poll released after April 24, 2009, Democrats were loudly proclaiming a study showing Republican identification had dropped to 21%. The mainstream media pundits all agreed that the Republican Party was clearly dead. What the talking heads failed to mention was the fact that both parties had declined in identification (with independents growing and now representing the largest group), and the actual difference from the earliest poll result shown from January 2008 showed the Democrats had only picked up two points.

But get a load of what has been happening since:

Selected Trend on Party Affiliation: 2004-2009

Republicans

Independents

Democrats

Republicans
(including
“leaners”)

Democrats
(including
“leaners”)

%

%

%

%

%

2009 May 7-10

32

34

32

45

45

2009 Apr 20-21

27

36

36

39

50

2009 Apr 6-9

24

40

35

34

53

Just who has been losing, and just who has been gaining? With independent leaners factored in Republicans have pulled even with Democrats. And Republicans have gained 8 points while Democrats have lost 6 in just a month’s span. If you go back to April 9 – just a little bit over a month ago – the Democrats (who were 16 points up) have lost 14 of those points. And while the polling isn’t specific enough regarding independents, I don’t doubt for a nanosecond that conservative federalist-loving Libertarians are swelling the exploding ranks of independents, either.

Where are all of you mainstream media talking heads? You know, you guys who pronounced – and who are STILL pronouncing – the death of the Republican Party and conservatism based on the other poll a month ago? Where are you now? Where’s your “fair, accurate, and objective” reporting? Are you still mocking the Tea Parties with sexual innuendo that only you perverts understood in the first place? Where are your pronouncements of the demise of the Democratic Party now? You damn nest of dishonest propagandist demagogue snakes.

Nothing revitalizes the Republican Party like Democrat control of both the executive and the legislative branches. In just a few short months of hyperactive and incredibly expensive liberal unchecked power, Democrats no longer represent a majority of the nation, for the first time since 2005.

We’ve seen the worm turn just like this before: following the disaster of Jimmy Carter in 1980; and again following the disaster of the first Clinton term in 1994. People begin to realize that giving liberals power is rather like giving kindergartners loaded guns.

This comes on the heels of another beautiful new poll that shows 51% of Americans now identifying themselves as “pro-life” versus only 42% who identify themselves as “pro-choice”.

Democrats and the mainstream media have been ever so eager to pronounce the death of conservatism, but we aint going anywhere.

Meanwhile, the Democrats have a Speaker of the House who is having an increasingly difficult time keeping her various stories straight even as she undermines national security by falsely claiming the CIA lied to Congress. The Democrats have a Senate Majority Leader who is very unlikely to win reelection in 2010. They’ve got a Vice President who stupidly revealed the location of the VP’s bunker. Most political analysts outside of the mainstream media establishment would likely agree that such behaviors are not the best way to build the party brand.

Obama also faces looming catastrophes on the international front. A single terrorist attack and the President’s own Democratic Party may turn on the commander-in-chief who relabeled the “war on terror” the “overseas contingency operation” and then relabeled “terrorist attacks” as “man-caused disasters” to save their own political skins. Iran will almost certainly develop nuclear military capability under Obama’s watch. Pakistan – along with its nuclear arsenal – is looking more vulnerable to collapse almost by the day. North Korea has thumbed its nose at the U.S. and has restarted its nuclear weapons program. And there are literally more international crises developing than you can shake a stick at.

It is with that background that Democrats – who relentlessly demagogued and demonized George Bush over Gitmo – are now cringing their way into the very Bush policy they previously worked so hard to undermine.

As the world collapses, don’t think that Americans will continue to listen to the Democrat’s claims that it is all George Bush’s fault. The world is their baby now.

But what will likely ultimately most undermine the Democratic Party is that Democrats rammed through a porkulus package which is accomplishing little or even nothing – and which is actually locking out the counties that needed stimulus the most while giving the most funds to counties that needed it least.

While many economists believe that the economy will recover (including many economists who predicted that the economy would recover as well or better without a stimulus), there is an increasingly likely probability that any recovery will be temporary. The more than $12.8 trillion the administration has spent, loaned, or committed will ultimately devalue the currency and lead to economy-crucifying stagflation (a condition whereby inflation rises while the economy remains stagnate seen in the 1970s under Carter).

There’s little question that the anvil will fall on the US economy due to the near doubling of the national debt as Obama adds a projected $9.3 trillion to the $11.7 trillion hole we’re already in. Obama is borrowing 50 cents on the dollar as he explodes the federal deficit by spending four times more than Bush spent in 2008 and in the process “adding more to the debt than all presidents — from George Washington to George Bush — combined.” And most terrifying of all, Obama’s spending will cause debt to double from 41% of GDP in 2008 to a crushing 82% of GDP in 2019.

What will be the result of all this insane spending, and not very far off?  A quote from a CNS News story should awaken anyone who thinks the future will be rosy:

By 2019, the CBO said, a whopping 82 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) will go to pay down the national debt. This means that in future years, the government could owe its creditors more than the goods and services that the entire economy can produce.

We may literally be already doomed.  How are we possibly going to repay this?

Obama promised again and again that 95% of Americans would get a tax cut (which actually just means more welfare for the 43.4 percent who already don’t pay any federal income tax at all even as our small business owners who employ most American workers are increasingly taxed into oblivion). But Obama is going to make your upcoming new car dramatically more expensive; he’s going to make your energy dramatically more expensive; and just for your information the average 30 year old will pay $136,932.75 just for the interest of just Obama’s 2010 budget over the course of his or her working lifetime. Americans will be paying FAR more of their money to the government – and we will have only Democrats to thank for it.

The only two questions are 1) how soon the ten trillion ton anvil will fall on the U.S. economy, and 2) whether it will be too late for conservatives to save the country by the time the electorate return to their senses and realize that they voted for a gaggle of fools in 2008.