Snotty MSNBS contributor mocks the idea of self-defense

I write a lot about how collectivists hate the right to self-defense above all other liberties. Observe a perfect example

See, Americans dare to take self-defense seriously and view it as their responsibility. This guy, being a devoted collectivist is offended by individualism. Liberty? Not for him, and, if he had his way, not for you either. It matters not that hundreds of thousands of Americans use firearms in self-defense. Not to the guy who thinks toxic masculinity is is an actual thing. He hates any act, or ideal, that is rooted in individualism. Again, the divide between left and right boils down to collectivism vs individualism

The Cult of Gun Control is a nest of lying miscreants

Stuck on stoopit? Yep they are. And the lies, good freaking grief. Tom Knighton exposes the latest from someone who opposes self-defense in churches

ake linguistics professor Terese Thonus, who described some of her issues with guns in church in an interview with Spectrum, and Adventist publication. Thonus is an Adventist herself and outlines some of what set her off.

I am naive enough to expect that the churches I attend, especially Adventist churches, are places of refuge and safety, and I very much believe that the church sanctuary should be “a house of prayer for all people.” I am smart enough to know that my beliefs about guns are not shared by all Adventists and that some members of my congregation no doubt own firearms. When I realized that those same people might think it okay to bring those firearms into a sanctuary, I was shocked. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been, but I was. I no longer felt safe.

Your article talks about your son, who is now 20 and diagnosed with autism, and the fascination he has with guns, even going so far as stealing your credit card to buy a gun on Amazon. What can you do as a mother to protect your son and yourself?

I believe that the best protection I can give my son is to urge him not to carry a weapon. As an adult living in Kansas, David may or may not be able to own a weapon in future depending on enforcement of statutes regarding mental health status and background checks. He has received basic training in personal protection as a student of taekwondo. His limitations make it difficult for him to understand nuances, such as the difference between a police officer carrying a firearm on the job vs. carrying a firearm in church.

I’m going to stop right here and call bovine excrement.

There is no way her son used a credit card to buy a gun on Amazon.

For one thing, Amazon doesn’t sell actual guns. Nothing that’s classified by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is currently available for sale on Amazon.

What Amazon does sell are airsoft guns, which are glorified toys. She’s either freaking out over an air gun or she’s lying. I’d hope, since she’s speaking with a faith-based publication, she’s not lying. That just means she’s dumb.

Busted! This is why I refer to gun control advocates as cultish. They refuse to let anything interfere with their irrational fear of firearms and self-defense. They even make up lies which are so blatant. They know they are spreading lies, but, like lemmings, they keep right on marching to the cliff.

Cult of Gun Control targets toy guns

Oh the idiocy

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) –  A community groups has a strong message for parents this Christmas. They want to help keep toy guns out of children’s hands…to prevent them from getting their hands on a real one.

“This is a cap gun and it sounds real,” said Leonard Lane.

As Leonard Lane shows a toy gun that’s filled with candy, he says it doesn’t need to be given to a child.

“Whatever you put in a child’s hands that’s what he feels comfortable with and you put a toy gun in his hands at an early age and when he gets older he’s going to want the real thing,” said Leonard Lane, president of Buffalo F.A.T.H.E.R.S organization

That’s why Lane is encouraging parents to give up their child’s toy guns this Christmas and exchange it for a different toy, as part of the annual Toy Gun Exchange at the Delavan Grider community center.

Such energy wasted on foolish pursuits.

The Cult of Gun Control Stuck on Stupid

Another useless gun buyback event, this one in Taxachusetts. As Tom Knighton points out, no one with a clue really thinks these events deter or reduce crime

Seriously, what kind of moron really thinks these programs disarm bad people? Come on, they can use the gun to knock over one liquor store on a Friday night and make more than that. Why would they give up the tools of their trade for such pathetic offerings?

Time and again, these programs happen and everyone pats themselves on the back over how they’re doing good work, meanwhile, it does nothing to address anything like actual problems. Nothing that prevents people from joining gangs or engaging in armed robbery, drug dealing, nothing.

But for gun grabbers–the people who support these programs so vehemently–it’s never been about actually combating violence. It’s all about the dog & pony show, the act of looking like you’re accomplishing great things without having to actually do anything meaningful.

As with many things the Left does, this is about look at me, I care! Actual results? Who cares, just look at me, see how much I care

The idiocy of gun control summed up in very short order II

Oh Piers Morgan and his anti-firearm fanaticism

Over the weekend a church in Florida posted a sign letting maniacs know they are not a soft-target, which of course sent Morgan into a self-righteous tizzy.

It is called self-defense Piers and yes armed citizens are a deterrent, unlike gun free zones, which are a magnet for mass killers. But, PIers, Piers, Piers you ignorant ass, you could not stop at the edge of the idiot poo could you? Of course not

Ben Shapiro tried to talk sense to Piers, but………..

And Piers did not stop there

Incoherent thoughts anyone? Wanna know why I coined the term Cult of Gun Control? Brainwashed buffoons like Piers Morgan!

The idiocy of gun control summed up in very short order

Via Bearing Arms

The nation is a little on edge regarding firearms. It’s also primed for people who want to pretend to be heroes to the anti-gun zealots, which may account for a recent news report from Riverside, CA. That’s where Chad Vachter decided to destroy his AR-15…and do it all in front of the camera.

From WFLA:

One of Chad Vachter’s prized possessions was a thousand-dollar AR-15 assault rifle. After seeing the growing number of mass shootings in the country, Vachter said he was fed up and decided to take a hammer to his gun, destroying it.

“I can’t do it,” he said. “I can’t have something in my house that so easily could become a part of another situation like that, and I’m not going to be desensitized to it. I refuse to.”

So, his gun was going to what? Walk out of his home and go on a killing spree? Is Mr. Vachter afraid he will go on such a spree? Or is he just looking for some publicity? Or, maybe, he is just soft in the head and believes the nonsense the Cult of Gun Control spews?

Your Marxist Moron of the Day

The Left has never, and will never grasp the concept of Natural Rights

 Rep. Marjorie Decker, a Cambridge Democrat, made at the hearing as she was testifying in support of various gun control measures and against bills she said would erode Massachusetts’ status as the state with the lowest rate of gun deaths.

“It is a privilege that we allow individuals to hold onto something that causes harm and death,” Decker said. “It is a privilege to have a car license, it is a privilege to have a gun license.”

Jim Wallace, executive director of the Gun Owners Action League, said Decker’s comment illustrated frustrations lawful gun owners feel in Massachusetts.

“One of the problems that we face here in Massachusetts is that the Second Amendment is barely recognized in the state as a whole and certainly not as a civil right. I could not have asked for a better witness to that than the previous legislator that actually described our civil rights as a privilege,” Wallace said. “I am aghast that an elected official would actually say that … but that’s not unusual.”

Can you say unfit to serve?

Translating Hillary Speak

Oh goody, Hillary is back, and speaking “truth to Power” on guns. Allow me to share her words, and what she really means

She has thought a lot I bet. Thought about how to best exploit the evil act to push for more gun control. Tragedy Pimping Hillary. Note what she did not mention

The man who shot the evil shooter, nor the man who helped chase the shooter. No mention of their bravery. No mention of better security at churches, and other soft targets. And no mention of why this evil son of a bitch was not serving a lengthy prison sentence for committing violent acts?

NEW BRAUNFELS, Tex. — He beat his wife, cracked his toddler stepson’s skull and was kicked out of the military. He drove away friends, drew attention from the police and abused his dog. Before ——— entered a rural Texaschurch with a military-style rifle, killing at least 26 people on Sunday, he led a deeply troubled life in which few in his path escaped unscathed.

In 2012, while stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, ——- was charged with assault, according to Air Force records, which said he had repeatedly struck, kicked and choked his first wife beginning just months into their marriage, and hit his stepson’s head with what the Air Force described as “a force likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm.”

“He assaulted his stepson severely enough that he fractured his skull,” said Don Christensen, a retired colonel who was the chief prosecutor for the Air Force, adding, “He pled to intentionally doing it.”

Shouldn’t such a person receive a lengthy prison stay for such barbarity? Isn’t that the most basic job of government? To protect the innocent from people who are convicted of violent felonies? Did Hillary mention that? Frankly, is anyone mentioning that? Why did Hillary say we ought to stop prosecutors that allow violent people to plead down so that they barely serve any time?

Prosecutors withdrew several other charges as part of their plea agreement with ——–, including allegations that he repeatedly pointed a loaded gun at his wife.

He was ultimately sentenced in November that year to 12 months’ confinement and reduction to the lowest possible rank. His final duty title was “prisoner.”

Sorry, there is no excuse for such as this. Prosecutors should care about putting such evil people away, legislature ought to care about making mandatory sentences, lengthy, sentences, for such violent acts. Again, let me ask what prison sentence this deserves (emphasis mine)

In 2012, while stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, ——— was charged with assault, according to Air Force records, which said he had repeatedly struck, kicked and choked his first wife beginning just months into their marriage, and hit his stepson’s head with what the Air Force described as “a force likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm.”

“He assaulted his stepson severely enough that he fractured his skull,” said Don Christensen, a retired colonel who was the chief prosecutor for the Air Force, adding, “He pled to intentionally doing it.”

Why would such a person ever get out frankly? Shouldn’t such violent people be sent away, permanently? Argue all the gun laws, background checks you like, and yes, the background checks need to be improved, especially the reporting part of it. But the ONLY way the evil bottom feeder in Sutherland Springs does not commit that evil act was if his ass would have been in a prison cell.

Seriously, why is no one mentioning this?

Note! I do not print the names of cowardly evil people who comit such acts of barbarity. 

Democrats being Democrats

There they go again

Proposing useless laws that will do squat to deter or reduce crime. Of course those are not their aims are they?

Democrats are firm believers in never letting a good crisis go to waste. It’s why they started talking about blocking gun sales to people on the no-fly list after Orlando, despite the shooter not being on the no-fly list, and universal background checks after Sandy Hook, despite that killer stealing his guns. In addition to the disaster that is the current ban on bump-fire stocks bill, House Democrats have pulled some shenanigans of their own.

They think the time is right to ban online ammo sales, standard capacity magazines, and to require dealers to report anyone who buys two or more guns during the same five-day period. In other words, the standard anti-gun wishlist.

House Democrats have introduced a number of new gun control measures in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Among the proposals are HR.3962 to ban online ammunition sales, H.R. 4025 requiring gun dealers to report the sale of two or more rifles to the same person in a five-day period, and HR. 4052, which would ban magazines able to hold greater than 10 rounds.

“Several of my colleagues and I have introduced commonsense legislation that, if enacted, would reduce gun violence and the tragic impact it has on our communities,” said U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, the New Jersey Democrat sponsoring the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act.

Coleman’s proposal is much like a state law approved last year by voters in California in the respect that it would require federally licensed ammo dealers to directly confirm the identity of those buying ammo over the Internet by verifying a photo I.D. in-person. Also, the measure would require the vendor to report any individual sales of more than 1,000 rounds in a five-day period to the U.S. Attorney General. Garnering 29 co-sponsors, all Democrat, the measure has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Mark Kelly, who knew an astronaut could be so foolish?

Kelly seems unable to grasp that every criminal, and yes, every murderer, and mas shooter, and terrorist care not one thing about laws. Evil people will walk over, through and around every law passed. They will do so because they are intent on murder and evil deeds. Mark Kelly, though fails to see the forest for the trees

Mark Kelly was a name few people knew until his wife, Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot by a deranged madman. Since then, he’s been a tireless crusader for gun control, if not the brightest. Now, the former astronaut is saying that members of Congress who oppose gun control should just quit.

Kelly, a retired astronaut, husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords and co-founder of gun control group Americans for Responsible Solutions, spoke on the issue during an Off Message podcast interview with Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere.

“I think if you’re a member of Congress and you fundamentally believe laws don’t work, you should quit,” Kelly told Dovere. “I mean, you really should. You’re in the wrong job. And that goes for anything, including this issue.”

“They are acknowledging that legislation matters. A lot of these folks have been saying it doesn’t matter, it will never matter,” Kelly said. “They have just turned that argument upside down. And that’s a good thing. You know, maybe people have to be educated, right?”

Ah yes, another leftist calling for “education”, perhaps Kelly could do everyone a favor and heed his own advice? As Tom Knighton of Bearing Arms notes, Kelly is ignoring reality

Kelly has constructed quite the strawman argument here.

It’s a strawman because pretty much no one believes laws don’t “work.” Instead, what gun rights proponents have claimed is that additional gun laws will not work to reduce crime when criminals get their guns through illegal means. Believing that additional gun laws are a waste of time is hardly the same as saying laws don’t work.

Again, laws are meaningless to evil doers.

Yet I also note that Kelly, like so many other anti-gun crusaders, says little about the causes of violence. It’s like he doesn’t really care about what causes violence in this country. Does he only care about banning the device that hurt his wife?

Don’t get me wrong, I can empathize with that. If someone hurt my wife, I’d be furious and want revenge against something, anything, as well.

Targeting guns with his ire, however, is fruitless. His wife’s shooter was a deranged monster who wanted to hurt and kill as many people as possible. Denied a firearm, he would simply have turned to another instrument, possibly a more deadly one. Don’t claim that they don’t do this either because we know better.

Even strict gun laws in Europe have not stopped evil people intent on commiting evil acts. Disarming citizens will not stop those evil people either. But it will make their evil aims easier to carry out. People like Mark Kelly will never accept this reality because they are convinced that firearms are to blame somehow. Odd, that an astronaut could be so bright, you have to be sharp to be an astronaut, yet so foolish at the same time

And the Left is tragedy pimping again

Reprobates! Asshat Manny Gomez is a former FBI agent, he knows he is lying here. Want to guess his true agenda? I think we know. Of course he is targeting uninformed Americans with this propaganda. He figures he can scare enough people with his lies to bring the changes his Statist heart desires.

Former FBI agent Manny Gomez claimed on MSNBC on Monday that hunters use suppressors so that deer cannot hear the gunshots.

“Sportsmen, hunters would make an argument that they need that so that their target, whether it’s a deer, etc. don’t hear the shot,” Gomez claimed, “but numerous other sportsmen have shot from muskets–when the founding fathers started the Second Amendment–up until now successfully killed game animals without the use of a silencer.”

Good freaking grief! Bullets travel faster than the speed of sound. A deer, or any game animal will hear the shot that kills them after they are hit. But his lies do not stop there. There is no such thing, say it with me, no such thing as a silencer. These devices suppress, and do not come close to totally muting the sound of a gunshot. Again, this clown knows this, yet he chooses to deceive. But he does not stop there

the former FBI agent claimed that crime will increase if suppressors are made more widely available.

“It gets us more assassinations and a higher crime rate,” Gomez said of efforts to loosen regulations on suppressors. “Silencers were made for one purpose and one purpose alone–that’s nefariously kill people with little evidence and little to no sound.”

I could say he is stricken with Nuclear Grade Stupidity Syndrome, but, again he knows what he is saying is wrong. So why do gun owners want silencers suppressors? It is very simple. People going to a gun range use eye and ear protection to protect their eyes from flying shell casings, and ears from the sound, which is very loud, and will destroy your hearing. But what if you carry a firearm? What if you are forced to use your firearm for self-defense? You will likely not be wearing your hearing protection, so a suppressor would silence decrease the decibels from the gunshot(s) and could very well save your hearing. 

I corrected someone at work on the statements about “silencers” that village idiot Hillary Clinton made today. They had no idea what a “silencer” really was. Now they do. It is important that we never allow such baseless lies to pass without being corrected.

 

Again, Leftism is an Ideology of Convenience

You might think a member of the Cult of Gun Control would never own a firearm, right? WRONG! Tom Knighton explains how Activist Camiella Williams practices a right she seeks to strip from others

Camiella Williams is also a gun owner.

MITCHELL: Williams says she brought home her first gun when she was only 12. Over the next few years, she says she ran wild. But a lot of her friends started getting shot. And when she was 18, she had a baby, a boy.

MITCHELL: I got a closer look at this at her home. She told me about an incident there one evening this summer.

WILLIAMS: In front of my house.

MITCHELL: Right here in the driveway.

WILLIAMS: In the driveway. I could see my son riding back and forth.

MITCHELL: On his bike. Suddenly, she says, he came back. His hand was bleeding.

WILLIAMS: Like, what? Did you fall? He say, no, the neighbor shot me. I say, shot you? He was like, yeah, with a BB gun. And he knew who did it.

MITCHELL: An older kid, 18. Williams went right to his mother.

WILLIAMS: She tried to say, what you going to do, beat my ass? And I looked at her, and she said, you’re blowing my high right now.

MITCHELL: Williams tells me she seriously considered doing something she counsels others against.

WILLIAMS: Maybe I should grab my protection, my gun.

Mitchell is NPR’s Chip Mitchell who reported on this.

First, let’s be clear here. Williams supposedly bought her first gun at 12. That means she broke the law by purchasing that gun. It also means she, better than anyone, should understand that gun laws will not stop people from getting guns. After all, if a 12-year-old can buy a gun, it shouldn’t be too hard for anyone else to pick one up on the black market.

Further, she still has a gun while acting as a crusader against gun rights. That makes her a hypocrite.

Of course, she addresses that. When asked about the inconsistency in her position, she responds, “The people that will probably say that live in safe communities, never experienced the losses that I’ve experienced.”

Ah, the hypocrisy, the “rights for me but not for thee” mindset of the left. Knighton shares the most important aspect of Williams rank double standards. Like many anti-self-defense activists, she KNOWS what she is doing will hurt people, good people

What galls me the most is that she knows guns are the best means of protecting herself and her family.

But she does not care. She has an agenda, so screw the rest of us.

 

Explaining the Rhetoric of The Cult of Gun Control

Liars gonna lie as Bearing Arms’ Tom Knighton explains

Leave it to the gun grabbers to never let the facts get in the way of a good argument. After all, reality has a pesky way of undermining their so-called “facts” when anyone looks deeper, so they don’t give anyone enough information to really understand what they’re peddling.

Take, for example, this story at The Huffington Post.

He asserts that in the wake of these attacks, there are new calls for gun control. Maybe his staff found some obscure story on Fox or Brietbart or Guns.com and came up with this idea, but I work closely with gun violence prevention groups and what he says is simply not true. Our message is consistent, and I’ve seen no spike tied to the events in Europe.

Morgan [Griffith] makes the ridiculous false equivalent that terrorists using cars as a weapon are the same as this plague of gun violence. It’s the same flawed “whataboutism” we see from him and his ilk time after time. Sure, a hammer or a knife or a toaster for that matter can be used to kill someone. But hammers and knives don’t kill 90 people a day. As tragic as the terrorist incidents involving cars are, making that comparison is flawed and insulting.

The author of this post is right. Hammers and knives don’t kill 90 people per day.

But neither do guns.

Not only are the lies easily refuted, they are old and tired

The total number of homicides in 2015–the most recent year we have numbers for at this point (new ones should be coming out soon)–was 15,696. That’s just a smidge over 43 homicides per day.

Total.

In other words, even if every single homicide was committed with a gun, the author’s numbers are still wildly inaccurate. Yet anyone with a half a functioning brain cell understands that not all homicides are committed with a gun. Further, not all of those homicides are actually crimes. The FBI’s statistics deal primarily with charges, not the outcomes. Cases like this one are counted as homicides but are later ruled as self-defense, thus making the count of actual homicides for the year reduced.

Go read it all.

Should it matter that Trump’s new communications director is a member of the Cult of Gun Control?

Perhaps it may have no bearing on his job or how he does it, but, still, I would prefer  someone who respects natural rights. I am funny that way I guess. The Right Scoop has more, including some tweets that uh, well, are detestable

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Good Freaking Grief! Am I to believe that Trump could not find someone who has a core belief in the most basic human right, that of self defense? But it is OK now, because the tweets were deleted? Sleazebag! Sorry but I would not hire this guy to take out my garbage!

Dana Loesch tells the truth, Cult of Gun Control, dim-witted Senator Chris Murphy hardest hit

First the video that “triggered” the Whiners Brigade

Sorry, but is anything wrong with this? Loesch condemns violence, without calling for any violence in response. Of course, the left is using this to bash gun owners, the NRA, Conservatives, and anyone with a clue.

Of course, as Jenn Jacques notes Senator Chris Murphy lost what are left of his marbles in outrageous outrage!

Dear God, these people are horrid.

Liberal Connecticut anti-Second Amendment Senator Chris Murphy loves to push the envelope with his inflammatory gun control narrative, but his response to the latest NRA ad featuring Dana Loesch calling for Americans to stand up to the violent left with “the clenched fist of truth” is despicable… even for him!

Murphy redefines pathetic. He knows better, but, with Leftists, over the top rhetoric is king I suppose. And, given Murphy’s long history of lying about the right to own firearms, school shootings, violent crimes and about groups like the NRA, well, this is just par for the course. The man is an idiot

Good Freaking Grief!

If you have to lie to prove your point………..

…….then your point is worthless frankly. Further, if you must lie to prove your point, then you have nefarious motives. The Cult of Gun Control proves these two truths extremely well as Bearing Arms notes

It is one of the most well-worn tactics of those who advocate for gun control. Step one, acquire statistics on firearms injuries among children ages 0-14. Step two, combine these relatively low numbers with the far greater numbers of firearms injuries involving juveniles and young adults ages 15-19. Step three, present the resulting statistics as the shocking number of “children” (ages 0-19) who are subjected to “gun violence” each day/week/month/year. Step four, use the disingenuous statistics to advocate for handgun bans/registration and licensing/storage restrictions.

This week’s iteration of this ploy comes courtesy of a team of researchers who presented their work at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, held May 6-9 in San Francisco, Calif. Titled, “Pediatric Hospitalizations due to Firearm Injuries in the U.S. in 2012,” the chief conclusion of the report is the researchers’ contention that 16 children are hospitalized each day for firearms injuries. The researchers relied on data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID), which tracks pediatric hospitalizations.

The 16 “children” a day statistic was widely disseminated by an uncritical press, but a deeper look at the abstract reveals how the researchers concocted this alarming factoid.

Juveniles and young adults ages 15-19 comprised an overwhelming 83.6 percent of the “children” hospitalized with firearm injuries in 2012. Moreover, two-thirds of the injuries sustained by the individuals in this age group were the result of an assault.

The majority of those, I would bet are gang-related, but, in any case The fact is that this very slanted “research” is being used to push more useless gun control, and ignores facts that an honest study would have noted

Obviously, no one wants a single child to be injured with a firearm, but Silver’s flippant remark ignores the vast progress made in preventing unintentional firearms injuries among children. The unmistakable trend revealed by data from the Centers for Disease Control is that unintentional fatal firearms injuries among children have been falling for decades, as the number of privately owned firearms has increased.

CDC data shows that in 2015, the total number and rate of unintentional firearms deaths among those ages 0-14 were tied for the lowest observed since 1981 (the earliest year for which such data is available in CDC’s WISQARS database). The rate of unintentional firearms deaths among those ages 0-14 in 2015 was less than a third of what it was in 1995, and less than a sixth of what it was in 1981. In 2015, the CDC recorded 48 unintentional firearm deaths among those ages 0-14. This a tragedy to be certain, but it is an average of .13 such deaths per day. With an estimated population of 61 million between the ages of 0-14, the likelihood of a child dying from an unintentional firearm injury is less than 1 in a million.

The sad thing here is that our media tends to report such studies without fact-checking them, or adding pertinent information that puts the study in context. Also, many people hear about such a study and never bother to look into the results of said study. In short too many fall for these lies because they accept media reports that mislead. This is why we, as defenders of facts, and the right to keep and bear arms must take every opportunity to correct the falsehoods of the Cult of Gun Control

Concealed Carry is WAY up, violent crime, Cult of Gun Control hardest hit

Via Bearing Arms

In addition to being history’s greatest gun salesman, Barack Obama did the best job of convincing John Q. Public there really is a need for concealed carry. John Q. paid attention and turned out by the thousands. Also under Obama’s watch the last two concealed carry hold-out states – Wisconsin and Illinois – passed laws permitting residents to carry a concealed firearm.

Of course the Birkenstock Brigade fought it in both states warning of dire consequences, casually ignoring the other 48 states not experiencing any problem with concealed carry permit holders. So far, no blood running in the streets, no concealed carry permit holder shooting someone over a parking space or any of the other dire warnings that were issued by Democrats prior to the law’s implementation. What did happen is John Q. turned out in droves and signed up for concealed carry.

According to a recent article in Breitbart, concealed carry permits rose 215 percent between 2007 and 2015, and the murder rate dropped 14 percent during that same time period. Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) data shows there were 14.5 million permit holders in May 2016 and approximately 15.7 million in May 2017.

In the CPRC’s latest annual report which covers 2015, it notes the number of concealed handgun permits issued that year set another record, an increase of 1.73 million permits issued, slightly higher than the previous record of 1.69 million. Currently about 6.06 percent of the approximately 248 million adults in the U.S., have a concealed carry permit.

Of course the Cult of Gun Control will ignore these numbers, so it is our duty to share them with everyone we can. Also share this nugget. Indiana, has the highest percentage of adults registered as CHL holders with 15%. Now we know that the Cult blames Chicago’s rampant violent crime and murder on Indiana because Indiana has such “lax gun laws”. The next time someone uses that line ask them why those Indiana guns are not causing havoc in Indiana. Watch them squirm while they are confronted with logic. Hopefully they will think about that question and begin to think about the rest of the lies the Cult spews

So, just how bad is California’s new gun control law?

As Bearing Arms reports, it is worse than bad. It is a convoluted, draconian morass of Leftist idiocies. And, oh yes, it is all about registration, which folks who understand history know will lead to, confiscation. Yes, it is bad

This morning, the State of California released their language regarding their assault weapons and high-capacity magazine bans.

In the document, the state mandates all firearms they consider to be “assault weapons” must be registered with the Department of Justice:

Any person who from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2016 inclusive, lawfully possessed an assault weapon that does not have a fixed magazine as defined in Penal Code section 30515, including those weapons with an ammunition feeding device that can be readily removed from the firearm with the use of a tool (commonly referred to as a bullet-button weapon) must register the firearm before January 1, 2018.

The Golden State is considering anything without a “fixed magazine” the size of the pistol grip to be an assault weapon. The focus is primarily on those who build their own AR-15 style pistols.

Residents are then required to go through a number of crazy steps to make sure their firearm is in compliance:

  1. In order to be legally registered, the firearm has to have been legally acquired on or before December 31, 2016.

  2. Each gun owner would have to establish an account under the California Firearms Application Reporting System (CFARS). The following information must be provided:

    • Full name
    • Address
    • Telephone number
    • Date of birth
    • Sex
    • Height
    • Weight
    • Eye color
    • Hair color
    • Military identification number (if applicable)
    • CA driver’s license or identification card number
    • United States citizenship status
    • Place of birth
    • Country of citizenship
    • Alien registration number (if applicable)
  3. The following information would have to be provided on each firearm that falls under their definition of an “assault weapon”:

    • Firearm type, make and model
    • Caliber
    • Firearm color
    • Barrel length
    • Serial number
    • All identification marks firearm
    • Country of origin/manufacturer
    • The date the firearm was acquired
    • The name and address of the individual from whom or business from which the firearm was acquired
    • Clear digital photos of firearms listed on the application.
      • One photo shall depict the bullet-button style magazine release installed on the firearm.
      • One photo shall depict the firearm from the end of the barrel to the end of the stock if it is a long gun or the point furthest from the end of the barrel if it is a pistol.
      • The other two photos shall show the left side of the receiver/frame and right side of the receiver/frame.
  4. If you’re like most families, you probably share your firearms amongst yourselves. If that’s the case, each family member who will be shooting the firearm must be registered as well. One person who have to be identified as the “primary registrant,” while others must register as “joint registrants.” To be a “joint registrant” you must live at the same address as the primary registrant. Everyone who is registered must be 19 by December 31, 2017.

    • Only direct family members (parent to child, child to parent, spouses) are allowed to be joint registrants.
    • Joint registrants have to provide proof of address showing they live with the primary registrant.
  5. You’ve gone through the above steps but wait. You’re not done yet! The CA DoJ will provide each of your firearms with a specific serial number. You must then take your firearm and your new serial number and have an FFL engrave it on your firearm.

  6. Once the serial number is engraved on your firearm, you have to provide pictures to the DoJ showing the serial number was completed.

  7. Pay a $15 fee per firearm to register your gun. There are no limits to the number of firearms that can be registered in a single transaction but the DoJ can deny your application for any reason.

  1. I told you it was bad. This is a wet dream for the Cult of Gun Control, which of course, is obsessed with control, of you. The Left has long loathed the natural right of self-defense, and the natural right to own and carry firearms. These two rights are the most fundamental of our natural rights. No wonder the Left, which is Collectivist, despise these individual liberties. The Left has long sought to eradicate the right of armed citizens, because that right is the backbone of all the others. No one anywhere is truly free if not allowed to keep and bear arms. Both sides understand this. The legislature of California has chosen to actively begin the process of disarming its citizens. That is what lies at the end of this path.