Of all our liberties, the Left hates this one the most

Matt at Conservative Hideout makes the case and explains why the Left so loathes gun rights

That state of passive captivity is exactly where the state wants all of us.  And, the political left attempt to create this by use of the Alinsky Method.  People that dissent, believe in freedom, and such are singled out and destroyed.  They are harassed in public, and in their own homes.  Their children and tracked and harassed.  They receive death threats, false lawsuits are filed.  Basically, the target is relentlessly isolated and attacked until they submit.  They want the target to submit and be passive, and they want to people witnessing it to not get any bright ideas about having independent thoughts of their own.  Also, when children are singled out for punishment in school for being Christian, or c0llege students are threatened with failing grades for not embracing the “tolerance” of the regressives. we see the isolation and attack mode that seeks to create passive sheeple, and punish those that stand up.

How this applies to gun control is simple.  A firearm provides a sense of security and confidence.  As the old saying goes, “God made man, but Samuel  Colt made them equal.”  Meaning, that it became very difficult to intimidate and subjugate a man that is armed.  It is a catalyst for independence, as when a human can defend themselves, they will stand up to the state, community organizers, or union goons.  It’s the “emboldening agent” that could be applied to the picture.  It’s the great equalizer of our Republic. It is the counterbalance to tyranny; the gun owner is confident, and the one(s) that would attack him are wary.  It doesn’t matter that the gun owner cannot impose his will on others, as others cannot impose their will on him.  There is a certain reciprocity there, as all sides are potentially “equal” in terms of their power to protect themselves.

If you will notice, we see stories about union attacks, andcommunity organizers intimidating people far more in urban areas.  Why is this?  I think most of you will understand why.  In the cities, there are more gun control laws, so these thugs have less of a chance of being confronted by an armed citizen.  In the suburbs, and especially in rural areas, the thug’s shenanigans would be confronted with the sound on dozens of “metallic clicks.”  It’s hard to intimidate someone that can fight back, even if he or she is outnumbered (or, unless the government limits the amount of bullets that go in magazines).

Go read the whole thing, It is quite insightful, and dead on accurate. as I often say, the Collectivist Left despises anything that supports Individualism, and individual liberty, nothing does more to those ends than the right to own firearms.

Yet another story of armed citizens stopping crimes the media will ignore

Via Bearing Arms

The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun who knows how to use it, and this Reading, PA concealed carrier certainly did:

The armed men took cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets before exiting the store. Outside they were confronted by the concerned citizen who told them not to move and that he was calling police.

Adams said a struggle ensued and the suspects took out their weapons. The citizen, however, was also armed and fired at the suspects.

The suspects were both shot in the chest and died at the scene.

 

Moms Demand Action, another Left-Wing group posing as pro-woman

Bearing Arms asks a great question about Moms Demand Action, a gun control group

Moms Demand Action—the anti-gun astroturf group of older women run by veteran PR maven Shannon Watts—knows that they are losing the public relations war against firearms. Young urban, and female gun owners are the fastest growing demographics in the shooting sports, turning shooting into truly social events.

Aware of the fact that gun controllers are losing this younger generation before they can be conned by anti-gun hysteria, Moms Demand has attempted to slow their hemorrhaging support by telling women that if they bring guns into their homes, that they are more likely to die of domestic violence.

They assert that if you bring a gun into your home, that Evil Males™ will simply take your gun away from you, and kill you with it.

Presumably, Watts and her ilk would rather you take your beating quietly.

A woman in Henderson, Nevada, apparently wasn’t too keen on taking the “let me sit here and take my beating instead of protecting myself with a gun” advice dished out by Moms Demand. Though she lacked a firearm of her own, she did have a neighbor with one that may have saved her life when her estranged boyfriend invaded her home with ill intent.

Earlier in the night, the couple got into an argument at a party before the woman took her boyfriend home and drove to her own apartment. Police described the couple as estranged.

Fearful that he might show up at her home, she called a man who lives in her apartment complex, Paul said. Her boyfriend, 49, eventually arrived and tried to kick in the front door before climbing in through a window.

The neighbor cautioned him to stop and told him that he had a weapon, Paul said. The alleged intruder reportedly continued to advance toward them, and the armed man fired several shots, striking and killing him.

The gun grabbing left has been pushing this nonsense for decades. They ignore, deliberately, the tens of thousands of Americans, many of them women, who use firearms to defend themselves annually. Like all Leftist groups, they use lies, and fear tactics to pursue their real aim, control, of people.

 

*Video*-Four Morons Discuss gun control

How pathetic are the Left’s talking points on guns? Lies, more lies, mixed in with distortions, half-truths, and topped off with emotionalistic rhetoric. Note that these egg heads bash their fellow Congressmen for not ignoring their constituents wishes AGAINST more useless laws. The biggest lie they keep telling is that there are background checks in only 14 states, that is complete BS and they know it. They only care about one thing and that is increasing the power of the State at the expense of individual liberty.

I also love how they cannot imagine anyone not wanting gun bans like they do. They actually are trying to sell the lie that the NRA is the only thing stopping more gun control laws. I guess they cannot grasp all the polls showing most Americans trust the NRA far more than they trust Congress. I guess they missed all the folks buying guns, and signing up for CHL’s too.

Video at Weasel Zippers

 

Finally decided on my new gun

I have been looking for a new gun specifically designed for concealed carry, something small, but powerful. After looking at several local shops, and several Academy Sports, I narrowed my choices and last Friday, I went to the Academy in Arlington, and bought my newest gun. Yes, Liberals I own four handguns, two shotguns, and some rifles, you Liberals would call that an “arsenal”. Anyway, the gun I opted for is this. The Taurus Millenium Pro 140 .40 S&W Polymer Pistol in stainless steel.

140SSP

It has a 10-shot magazine, the gun comes with two, two safeties, including a locking mechanism that disables the gun entirely, and a loaded chamber indicator. Being a .4o caliber it has sufficient power, and weighs only 18.7 ounces with a 3.25 ” barrel. I am taking it to the range over the next few days so I will get back to y’all on how it does

 

Ah yes, the Left knows what we “need” don’t they?

Some commonly heard mutterings from the folks on the left AKA Nanny Staters

You don’t need an SUV

You don’t need a big house

You don’t need to make that much money

You don’t need to use that much energy 

You don’t need to own that many guns

You don’t need to own an ‘assault weapon or high capacity magazines

There are more of course. it seems the Left misreads the Bill of Rights as the Bill of Leftist-Approved Needs. But let us focus on that last one about high capacity magazines. Herschel Smith at Captains Journal wrote last month about home invasions increasingly being perpetrated by multiple thugs

I noted 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-man home invasions that had occurred all over America in the span of just a few days.  In recent news:

In Louisiana, a 4-man home invasion.

In Clemson, S.C., a 4-man home invasion.

In Akron, Ohio, a 4-man home invasion.

In Longwood, Florida, a 2-man home invasion.

In York, Pa., a 3-man home invasion.

In Independence, Mo, an 11-man home invasion leading to three deaths.

In Oklahoma, a 3-man home invasion.

In Knoxville, Tn., a 2-man home invasion.

In Tucson, Arizona, a 3-man home invasion.

In Arkansas, a 3-man home invasion.

In Rockford, Ill, a 3-man home invasion.

In Georgia, a 2-man home invasion.

In Texas, a 2-man home invasion with three family members shot.

In Philadelphia, a 2-man home invasion.

Man beaten and intentionally burned in home invasion in Laurel, Montana.

In N.C., a 2-man home invasion.

In Grantville, Pa., a 4-man home invasion.

In St. Petersburg, a 2-man home invasion.

In Georgia, a 2-man home invasion.

When a violent crime is intended, the criminals are increasingly teaming up into multiple-man crews to perpetrate their evil.  Thanks, but I think I’ll keep my high capacity magazines.

Now, most Liberals reading this might accuse Herschel, and other gun owners of living in fear. that is a common trend among the gun grabbers now. you accuse gun owners of some irrational paranoia or fear, as if being aware that there bad people in the world is somehow irrational. Not at all being aware and prepared is not only NOT irrational, it is the state of mind of reasonable people.

I have told the story several times of the masked man that attempted to rob me as I exited the restaurant I ran in Dallas in 1998. He failed because I was aware, I saw his feet as he lurked behind the fire escape behind the building. He failed because I was prepared, I had my hand on my Colt .45 in my bag, as I always did when leaving late at night. And he failed because he lost his will to rob me when he was looking down the barrel of my gun. A story I have not told very much is what happened about a month later. A story I share now

In the mid 1990’a a man friend of my uncle in Tampa, a Tampa  police officer shot and killed a man attempting to carjack him. The story always stuck with me. and whenever I have stopped at a red light or stop sign I have made it a point to be aware of the surroundings, and especially of anyone approaching the car. So, after leaving work, with my gun in my bag. I drove out of the parking area behind our building, turned right onto a side street leading to Record Street, from there, it is a quick trip to I-35 South. Stopping at the light, waiting to turn left. I checked my mirrors and saw a man approaching the divers side of my car. As he got even with the back of my car, he made a move towards the door. I pulled out my gun just as he was even with the drivers window. He raised his hands, immediately, turning the way he had come.

Now, what was his purpose?  To ask for money? Ask for a ride? To rob me, take my car? The manner in which he came towards the car seems to indicate he had no good intentions. And it is clear the presence of a prepared and armed driver dissuaded his intentions.

Which brings us back to those high-capacity magazines. They are not about fear, or paranoia. It is about being prepared, because a responsible person prepares for situations that likely will never happen. Which might lead a reader to ask if I have an “assault weapon” or if my handguns hive “high-capacity” magazines. Maybe, maybe not. The point is that my home is my home, and anyone breaking in is a threat to me and those I love. The point is that it is my DUTY to defend my home, and those in it from harm. The point is I do my best to be prepared. The point is that anyone breaking in is, as I said, a threat, and I will use whatever force necessary to stop that threat!

 

The war on gun owners begins. Names and addresses of pistol permit holders published in newspaper

An attempt to “Shame” gun owners? Despicable, and typical for Leftists.

Bill Quick has the story, via For What It’s Worth

White Plains newspaper The Journal- News, a Gannett publication, has published the full name and address of every licensed pistol permit holder in three New York counties. I don’t know whether the Journal’s publisher Janet Hasson is a permit holder herself, but here’s how to find her to ask:

(UPDATE: Uh oh – InstaPundit’s linked here. Hundreds of thousands of readers; Janet, you have a great Christmas Eve)

All the info is there. Let us see how they like a taste of  their own medicine. Gateway Pundit is also talking about this

On Sunday, liberal New York newspaper Lohud.com published the names and addresses of legal permit holders in two counties online and in print.

Expect more of this. I wondered today, how long until some lawyer starts suing gun owners, or maybe the NRA?