Can We Trust Ben Carson to Defend our Right to Keep and Bear Arms?

I will say this, you can make your own mind up. There can be no doubt where our natural rights are concerned. The right to self-defense, and the right to buy, own, and carry guns is part of our Bill of Rights for that reason. Unless someone has a consistent record on defending those rights, I can not truly support them. And, sorry, but Ben Carson said what he said, and that statement made clear he does not understand what a natural right is

Now, he has, in my view, made it worse by sounding like a typical politician

In the aforementioned conference call, he walked back his statements made on the Glenn Beck show and seems pretty adamant about it.

Carson said on the conference call, “Perhaps I didn’t convey it appropriately. I wanted to convey that, you know, I’ve lived in urban areas. I’ve worked in urban areas. I’ve seen a lot of carnage, and I’d prefer a situation where the kinds of weapons that create that kind of carnage don’t fall to the hands of criminal elements or insane people.

“But that is secondary to the desire to always defend the Second Amendment.”

He said that if elected, “under no circumstances” would he “allow a bureaucrat to remove any law-abiding citizen’s rights for any kind of weapon they wanted to protect themselves,” including semi-automatic and fully automatic firearms, Bloomberg reported.

So, can we trust him> One of the appealing things about Dr. Carson was that he was NOT a politician, now though, he sounds very much like a politician doing damage control.

ERic Holder is really, really sad he could not get useless gun control laws passed

Worst AG ever? YEP!

If there’s one thing that Eric Holder regrets during his time as attorney general for the United States, it’s his failure to press through a Second Amendment crackdown on the heels of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead, he said.

“I think the inability to pass reasonable gun safety laws after the Newtown massacre is something that weighs heavily on my mind,” Mr. Holder said during an interview with CNN.

He was speaking of the White House push to pass a federal background check mandate for all commercial gun sales, as well as an outright ban on so-called assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines, in the wake of the December 2012 school tragedy.

Assault weapons is an invented term, that describes rifles that “look scary” or that look like military style rifles. they are, in fact just rifles, and are almost never used in crime, so banning those would not have had any impact on criminals. The same is true of banning “high-capacity” magazines. Such bans would have zero impact on criminals. Such laws WOULD, however, be used to ban many popular handguns and rifles that ARE used in hundreds of thousands of defensive gun uses by law-abiding Americans every year. And such laws would be used to pave the way for more restrictive laws.

The last of the legislative efforts to fail was a universal background check law that couldn’t make it out of the Democrat-controlled Senate. President Obama then announced a slew of executive actions to curb gun rights.

But Mr. Holder still reflected over the stronger legislation that never did pass.

“And the thought that we could not translate that horror into reasonable — I mean, really reasonable gun safety measures that were supported by the vast majority of the American people is for me something that I take personally as a failure,” he said, The Hill reported. “And something that I think we as a society should take as a failure — a glaring failure that I hope will ultimately be rectified.”

Holder lies through his teeth when he claims most Americans support such laws. Most OPPOSE such idiotic steps that do nothing but ban popular weapons that tens of millions of Americans own, and that millions have used in self-defense.

Conservative Blogger undrestimates the tenacity of Statists like Bloomberg

H/T to Bearing Arms

Breitbart’s AWR Hawkins suggests that Michael Bloomberg may be giving up on gun control and going back to running his business:

With gun control failing nationally, The New York Times reports that Michael Bloomberg is heading back to private business at Bloomberg L.P.

This comes after he dumped $150,000 into the August 12th Milwaukee County Sheriff’s race in an attempt to beat Sheriff David Clarke’s “conservative pro-gun policies.” Clarke won. Bloomberg lost.

It also comes after his gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety aired a video meant to justify firearm confiscation for women’s safety, but which inadvertently made the case for women to own guns to protect themselves. Breitbart News reported that after a female panel reviewed the commercial on ABC’s The View, three of the four panelists came away telling women to get a gun to protect themselves and their children.

Bloomberg’s return to private business also comes after the most visible gun control group he supports, Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America, only managed to convince five businesses–Chipotle, Jack in the Box, Chili’s, Sonic, and Target–to ask law-abiding citizens to come to their stores unarmed. Moms Demand was able to get a sixth business–Starbucks–to ask customers who openly carry firearms not to be so flamboyant about it.

On the other side of the coin, Breitbart News recently reported that 57,000 businesses were fighting this push by putting a “guns welcome” sign on their front doors.

I think that while AWR does a good job of chronicling some of the many high-profile failures of Bloomberg’s gun control agenda, I don’t see any barriers at all that would prevent the billionaire from both returning to work at Bloomberg L.P. and continuing to fund gun control initiatives.

I would agree with Owens here. Bloomberg will NEVER stop, he is dyed in the wool Statist. People like him obsess over controlling others, and nothing will ever stop their perverse desire to erase personal liberty. If Bloomberg were to have his say. You would eat and drink only what he deemed good for you. You would be stripped of your right to own firearms, and every last freedom would be open to Bloomberg’s approval. The fact is, and I am sure some will accuse me of being sensational or over the top here, that Bloomberg is evil. Note, I am not Ann Coulter, I do not write or say things to get attention, I say things I BELIEVE! How can I deem Bloomberg, and those like him evil. Well, our liberties come from one source, that source is God above. And anyone trying to stamp out those liberties is therefore directly opposing God. And that is undeniably evil. And, as one of our Founders reminded us, all evil needs to succeed is for good men to do nothing. So, it is easy to see that we must NEVER stop opposing the Bloombergs of the world.

Note, if anyone believes that those calling for gun laws that would disarm the people are not evil, allow me to submit that Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Castro, ISIS, and every other dictator or Totalitarian you can name used gun control to first disarm, then to enslave and butcher their people.

Chicago and the perverse morality of gun control

When you want to see the moral retardation of the gun control cult in all its depravity, look at Chicago. Right now, the city council and mayor are doing their level best to make sure no one can run a legitimate gun store in the city. All the while the body count from armed gangs and thugs keeps mounting, Bob Owens takes a look at this farce

Thanks to absurdly restrictive gun control laws that ensured that only criminals and cops had handguns, Chicago has long been little more than “Mogadishu on Lake Michigan.” It is a bloody nightmare of a city when gunfire crackles through the air, day and night.  Is not at all uncommon for 50 or more people to be shot in the course of a weekend. Indeed, this past weekend, more than 60 people were shot, 9 of them fatally .

But Illinois Democrats have been forced by the courts to finally begin issuing concealed carry permits so that citizens can defend themselves, and the first permits were issued earlier this year.

An unnamed serviceman put his legally concealed handgun to good use Friday night after a thug opened fire on a group of people because they dared move his drink off of their car when they wanted to leave.

No… I’m not kidding .

The military member and three others were leaving a party Friday night in the 11700 block of South Union Avenue in West Pullman, Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Hain said in Cook County Bond Court.

One of the victims noticed a cup of liquor on top of her vehicle and asked attendees of a party next door who it belonged to, Hain said.

When she removed it, Denzel A. Mickiel approached her, shouting obscenities and threatening her and her friends, according to Hain and court records.

Mickiel, 22, went into the residence, returned with a gun and began firing at the group, she said.

As Mickiel fired shots at the victims’ vehicle, the military member retrieved his gun and took cover near the vehicle’s front fender, according to Hain. Two unidentified males also shot at the group, she said.

The service member fired two shots and struck Mickiel twice, she said.

Mickiel is in critical condition, and the group that merely asked a drink be moved from their car are all going to be OK.  That would not have been the case had the good guy not been armed. In fact, those people would likely be dead, and certainly the gun control cult would have  used their deaths as reason to further disarm the law abiding. Will Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council learn from this? Will they grasp that what they are doing in trying to make it impossible for people to legally attain firearms for self-defense is morally deficient? Likely not, after all it is not safety they are after, it is control, of people they are after. To them gun ownership is part of Individualism, which is a sin against their Collectivist ideology. Again, a good guy stops a violent attack with a legally carried firearm, and again, the morally retarded gun control cult will ignore it and continue to push for more gun people control.

Hillary, Hillary, you shameless liar you

I am, it would seem, a terrorist in the eyes of she who would be queen. I am not alone though, Bob Owens, he must be a terrorist too!

It appears that the woman who was so corrupt that she was thrown out of the Watergate trial isn’t a fan of guns in the hands of anyone except Vince Foster.

During a town hall meeting today, Clinton said that American gun owners opposed to universal background checks—an prerequisite for registration and confiscation— are terrorizing the rest of the nation.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about her views on gun control Tuesday, saying she was “disappointed” Congress did not pass a universal background checks bill after “the horrors” of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

In fact, we have, and have had background checks for buying a gun since the early 90’s. This is the truth no matter Statists like Clinton knowingly LIE and say there are no background checks

“I believe that we need a more thoughtful conversation, we cannot let a minority of people — and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people — hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people,” Clinton said during a CNN town hall.

Did you catch that folks. We, the Collective, the Community, simply cannot allow certain viewpoints because that might “terrorize” the majority. apparently Ms. Clinton wants to control your speech too

Clinton said she feels for parents sending their kids to school, noting that there have been 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook.

No, there have NOT BEEN 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook. That claim was patently false, and was absolutely debunked by Politifact AND CNN Ms. Clinton.

“I don’t think any parent, any person, should have to fear about their child going to school or going to college because someone, for whatever reasons — psychological, emotional, political, ideological, whatever it means — could possibly enter that school property with an automatic weapon and murder innocent children, students, teachers,” Clinton said.

Here we go again, a Statist talking of eliminating fear as if they can control that. Not to mention that nothing that Ms. Clinton supports would have stopped any of the recent mass shootings.  Even a spokestool of Bloomberg admits that

At our companion site Townhall.com Katie Pavlich notes that the man who was Michael Bloomberg’s top paid gun grabber has admitted that the various citizen control schemes proposed by gun control groups would have had no impact on mass shootings:

Meet Mark Glaze, the former executive director and face of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety,a group that used to be called Mayors Against Illegal Guns [MAIG]. Whenever a mass shooting occurs (which despite popular belief and hysteria from the media, isn’t happening more frequently than it used to), Glaze takes to the airwaves to demand new gun control legislation, specifically expanded background checks.

As of Friday, Glaze left his post with MAIG Everytown and is admitting in an exit interview with the Wall Street Journal that the proposals outlined by the gun control group and sent to Congress, would not have prevented mass shootings in the past and won’t stop them in the future.

Make sure that you read Glaze’s exact words, which are an admission that the gun control policies pushed by Moms Demand Action From Illegal Mayors In Everytown (MDAIMIE) will in no way slow or stop mass killings.

So, if you are a supporter of “#gunsense” ask yourself why these laws are being pushed if the people pushing them ADMIT they will never prevent a shooting at a school or other public place? Then ask yourself why you would ever support a candidate that supported such laws.

And the award for most effective gun control group in America goes to………..

These idiots!

The most effective gun control group in the United States has struck twice again in recent weeks, and they have convinced two more restaurant chains to ban the carry of firearms:

Two more restaurant chains are adding their names to the list of eateries that have adopted a no-guns policy.

Sonic Drive-In and Chili’s Grill & Bar issued statements Friday asking patrons to leave their guns at home.

USA Today reported Saturday that the announcements were prompted by recent demonstrations by open-carry activists who brought rifles and shotguns into Sonic, Chili’s and Chipotle Mexican Grill outlets in Texas.

“We recognize that the open carry of firearms in restaurants creates an uncomfortable atmosphere and is not permitted under many local liquor laws,” Chili’s Dallas-based parent said in statement. “So, we kindly ask that guests refrain from openly carrying firearms into our restaurants and we will continue to follow state and local laws on this issue.”

The Oklahoma-based Sonic said: “We’ve considered the views and desires of our customers and employees that staff the drive-ins across the country. Accordingly, we’re asking that customers refrain from bringing guns onto our patios or into our indoor dining areas. With respect to the storage of guns in vehicles, we ask that our customers continue to honor local laws.”

The “look at me” gang strikes again, and again! I am convinced they are not even about open carry of sidearms anymore. They are all about them, them, and oh yeah, everybody look at me! Bob Owens sums up their selfishness

I’ve lost count of the number of restaurant chains that we we’ve lost the option to carry firearms in nationally because of the actions of self-absorbed long-gun open carriers in Texas taking firearms into business establishments. Their stated goal is either to “normalize” long gun open carry, or to make the open carry of handguns possible.

The reality is that long gun open carry of loaded weapons into business establishments has never been normal in any relatively settled area of the United States in the United States. Even in colonial times you were required discharge your loaded weapon before entering meeting halls and taverns. Such a volley discharge by the Lexington militia at a fortuitous moment caused the British to release Paul Revere after he’d been captured during his night ride to call out the militia on April 19, 1775, prior to the arrival of the column of Regulars.

These open carry groups are also souring the possibility of Texas legalizing handgun open carry. Both the Democrat and Republican candidates for the governorship of Texas have come out in favor of legalizing handgun open carry. The legislature was leaning that direction. So what do these groups do? They parade around in public with long-guns at the low-ready or slung across their backs at a diagonal so that they are constantly muzzle sweeping one another, or are pointing their muzzles at concrete… a decidedly non-safe direction. Their actions are making it less likely that such a law will pass.

Shannon Watts and Moms Demand Action from Mayors in Everytown have not accomplished anything as a group. Every citizen control “victory” they can claim comes as the result of these open carry groups carrying firearms in an unsafe manner into business establishments that simply want to sell their products, and who don’t want to be part of a poorly executed Quixotic campaign.

The results don’t lie.

Business establishment long-gun open carriers are the most effective gun control groups in the United States at this moment.

If these groups really want to help, they need to stop their grandstanding. Frankly, the idea of a group of 8 or 10 people ALL carrying rifles sitting down in a restaurant to eat is idiotic and impractical. And, as Owens notes, they are not safe with those guns in too many instances. Here is your reality check. If you walked into my business, I, as a passionate advocate of gun rights would boot your asses out. So, stop the damned grandstanding, get your heads out of your asses, stop acting out every negative stereotype Moms Demand Action put out there, and if you care one damn bit about gun rights STOP HELPING! Unless of course Bloomberg is paying y’all to make gun owners look like ass hats. Frankly I am starting to wonder.