So, no one want to take our firearms?

Emma Gonzalez has allowed her mask to slip, revealing her totalitarian mindset

Emma Gonzalez has been one of the most recognizable faces of the Parkland crowd. Her shaved head and militant attitude brand her as a typical leftist radical. The media’s love affair with her and her friends from school only amplified her leftist views on guns.

However, the Parkland crowd has been quick to say that no one was coming for our guns. Oh, they want gun control, but they claim they only want what they describe as “sensible” reforms to our country’s gun laws. Again, they’re not coming for our guns.

Emma didn’t get that memo, apparently.

Reacting to the shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee in which several people were shot, far-left activist Emma González immediately attacked the NRA and Smith & Wesson Corp.

After several tweets, González called for the confiscation of all semi-automatic firearms, writing: “Removing the assault and semi-automatic weapons from our Civilian society, instituting thorough background checks and mandatory waiting periods (and raising the buying age and banning the production of high-capacity magazines) are the ways to stop shootings in America.”

The truth revealed. Gonzalez, like David Hogg is just another leftist activist who loathes the right to self-defense

If you need a new cooler, don’t buy a Yeti brand

Simply tone deaf decision here

Just so you understand what the NRA Foundation does

For years YETI Coolers have been a hot item for sportsmen at the Friends of NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction events around the country.

These Foundation events raise money to support youth programs and educational programs nationwide. The youth of America who benefit from these programs are the future hunters, hikers, fishermen/women, bikers, campers, wildlife photographers, mountain climbers, sportsmen/women and conservationists who will protect our natural resources and recreational lands.

Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The NRA Foundation saying they no longer wish to be an NRA vendor, and refused to say why.  They will only say they will no longer sell products to The NRA Foundation.  That certainly isn’t sportsmanlike. In fact, YETI should be ashamed.  They have declined to continue helping America’s young people enjoy outdoor recreational activities.  These activities enable them to appreciate America and enjoy our natural resources with wholesome and healthy outdoor recreational and educational programs.

Another Cult of Gun Control talking point falls apart

Via Bearing Arms

Lately, one of the more amusing places people try to compare the United States with is Japan. You see, Japan tightly controls firearms and, they argue, has a very low murder rate as a result of that. This is usually taken as evidence that we should follow Japan’s lead on guns.

However, it also seems that when you look at the numbers, the average concealed carry permit holder in the U.S. is just as safe as the average gun owner in Japan.

Michigan Concealed Pistol License holders have an extremely low murder rate. Japan has a very low murder rate. Japan is also a very law-abiding culture.

The United States, as a whole, has a much higher murder rate than Japan. Within the United States, there is a law abiding culture that has a murder rate as low as Japan’s. That culture consists of gun owners who carry guns legally.

The FBI generally includes legally defined murder, which may be in the first or second degree, and non-negligent manslaughter, in the definition of murder for their statistics. A more precise definition might be “criminal homicide”.

In Michigan, the State Police are tasked with compiling crimes committed by people who have the Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL). The State Police Reports are available from 2003 to early 2017. The state police report list convictions of people for murder,  and manslaughter, as well as a multitude of other offenses. From 2003 to 2017, there are 14 years of reports listing criminal convictions.

Criminal homicides are the most reliable crime statistics to track, and the most important for comparisons with other societies. While there are significant differences in definitions, reporting, and recording of crimes from nation to nation, murders, or criminal homicides, are more reliable than other crime statistics.

In the 14 years of Michigan annual police reports, there are 17 criminal homicide convictions recorded by the Michigan State Police (MSP), for people who had CPLs.

The number of active CPLs in Michigan for each year of the 14 annual reports was a little more difficult to find.  The annual reports run from October 1 to September 30 of the following year. I found numbers in each annual report period, except for the period of October 1, 2014, to September 30 of 2015. For that period I interpolated from the March 2014 number of 430,000 to the November 2015 number of 488,000, to obtain 459,000.  The numbers for the other years used were within the period for each report. Over the fourteen year span, a variation of a few months does not make much difference.

Facts trump narratives, again. Remember this stat when someone brings up Japan as a model for gun control

Sleazy Chicago city government seeking backdoor gun bans

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his cohorts should be as interested in fighting crime as they are in trampling human right. Bearing Arms has the story

When you talk about cities that aren’t friendly to guns, Chicago is going to be one of the first few names you mention. While they no longer outright ban private ownership of firearms within the city, it’s only because the Supreme Court of the United States told them they couldn’t.

Meanwhile, guns are still not particularly plentiful in the hands of the law-abiding in the Windy City. As a result, the city is a veritable war zone with more people being killed each year than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

That doesn’t stop the city of Chicago from trying to pressure banks to cut ties with the firearm industry. Unfortunately for them, however, it isn’t working.

Few places know the toll of gun violence as well as Chicago. But even the city that saw more than 2,700 shootings last year is finding out that using economic muscle to push Wall Street into enforcing gun control is easier said than done.

On Monday, the Chicago City Council’s finance committee put on hold an ordinance that would have barred the city from working with banks whose clients failed to adhere to certain policies, such as not selling firearms to anyone under 21 or dealing in high-capacity magazines. Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced the proposal three weeks ago in the wake of the school shooting in Florida, saying “when it comes to fighting for stronger, smarter gun laws Chicago is putting our money where our mouth is.”
The plan stalled in the face of opposition from the entities it seeks to police. The Illinois Bankers Association called the measure “overly broad.”
If enacted, a financial institution couldn’t win or renew city contracts unless it “adopted a safe gun sales policy applicable to its retailer clients, partners or customers.” The result was a proposal that could have hampered Chicago’s ability to deposit or borrow money — especially given that the city already has a junk rating from Moody’s Investors Service, making it more difficult to float bonds.

“We were concerned that we wouldn’t be able to identify banks we could do business with,’’ Chief Financial Officer Carole Brown, a part of Emanuel’s administration, told reporters at City Hall, citing the “very broad’’ nature of the ordinance. “In the current form, it definitely impacted our ability to access the capital markets. It also affected our ability to have a relationship with our municipal depositories.’’

It is easy to see how anti-liberty the leftists goons running Chicago are. Rather than targeting gang bangers and criminals, they prefer to attempt to intimidate financial institutions into infringing on second amendment rights. This is one of the new tactics of the Cult of Gun Control. Making it harder and harder for Americans to exercise the right to self-defense. Tom Knighton notes the inconsistency of leftist doctrine

I’m more than a little troubled by this tactic being employed. However, it’s funny how a baker who doesn’t want to make a cake for a wedding he feels goes against his religion should be forced to do business anyway, but an industry that provides tools necessary to fulfill a civil right is a different matter entirely.

Hypocrisy is the hallmark of so many of our opponents it’s not even funny.

How true

Dear New Jersey, kiss my, well, you know

William Teach notes the latest idiocy from the Peoples Republic of New Jersey

Once again, Democrats show their true colors. Instead of going after people who use firearms unlawfully along with implementing laws that make it even harder for criminals to not be able to purchase firearms, and putting big, big penalties on criminals who possess them and use them, NJ Dems are considering assaulting the 1st Amendment Rights of the NRA and the U.S. citizens who are members

( Democratic lawmakers want to take the state’s tight gun control laws and expand them outside of New Jersey’s borders.

There’s new legislation that would ban state-sponsored travel to any states that don’t require their residents to obtain a permits before they purchase a firearm.

The goal is to send a message to the National Rifle Association, said State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, the bill’s sponsor.

“Fighting the NRA on the basis logic and rational thinking has not worked,” Weinberg, D-Bergen, said. “So I think the thing that might work is fighting them with their pocketbook.”

If enacted, state-sponsored travel for public workers and elected officials would be banned in 37 states, according to state licensing data from the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

It’s unclear if the legislation would require New Jersey’s governor to abide by the rule if it becomes law, Weinberg said. But she said she hopes Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, would “honor it” if it clears the Democrat-controlled state Legislature and he signs it into law.

So, fewer Joisy types in free states? Cool, because Nuck Few Jersey! Also of note the governor of New Jersey,  Phil Murphy (Communist) are BIG taxes on, guns and anything else the greedy bastard can think of

 Tucked into Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget plan, among plans to extend the sales tax to ridesharing, home-sharing and legalized marijuana, is a little-noticed proposal to create an additional sales tax on the purchase of firearms.

So, they want to tax roommates, or having a roommate? Sounds like it to me, and yes, yes, they want to tax your guns too

“It’s a political statement, in my mind, for the small amount of revenue that it brings in. But it does hamper one’s ability to protect their family if they choose to do so,” he said.

Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin, D-Essex, said it’s an option on the table, like the other taxes Murphy has proposed, but was mostly noncommittal.

Assemblyman John McKeon, D-Essex, said the tax doesn’t sound big enough to deter gun buyers and that he’d be supportive.

“In the bigger scheme of our budget, it doesn’t mean the difference between programs going forward versus not. But it can’t hurt,” McKeon said.

It’s not clear what the tax rate would be to yield $1.4 million in state revenues, but it would appear to be significantly higher than the special taxes on guns and ammunition that currently exist in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Seattle and Chicago.

Statists gonna be statists

Who is ready for some more leftist tolerance?

Why are so many members of the Cult of Gun Control so quick to threaten pro liberty folks like, well, anyone who has ever taken a stand for the second amendment? Things that make you go HMMMMMMMMMM

The anti-gunners like to accuse gun rights activists of a lot of things. We’ve been accused of lacking sufficient size in certain appendages, for one (that’s a common one). We’ve also been accused of being violent, malicious people just looking to hurt others.

Meanwhile, we’re not the ones making death threats.

Marion Hammer, the NRA’s top lobbyist in Florida, didn’t attend Tuesday’s public hearing on a Leon County gun ordinance because of death threats.

Hammer, usually a staple at legislative hearings on gun bills, acknowledged she wouldn’t attend the hearing in an email exchange over the weekend with County Commissioner Bryan Desloge.

“The death threats come with the job,” she said in a Sunday email. “I’ve dealt with it for many, many years. But it is so ugly this time NRA is insisting that I listen to my security advisers. It always amazes me how these people who claim to want to stop violence are so quick to threaten violence. I have never been afraid of them but it really makes me angry when they threaten my family.”

Desloge, in a Saturday email, said he learned about the threats from his aide, who’d spoken with her.

“I regret that’s happening to you,” Desloge said. “You don’t deserve to be treated in that manner — you’re just doing your job, just as I will be doing mine when I cast my vote.”

After a nearly five-hour debate, commissioners voted 6-1 to adopt an ordinance requiring background checks and a three-day waiting period for all private firearm sales on publicly accessible property, from gun shows to garage sales. Desloge, the only Republican on the commission, voted against the measure.

Of course, I ought to note that most anti self-defense types are not violent, nor do they threaten violence. To be clear, anyone who threatens violence is a dirtbag and a loser, no matter what side they are on. But I must say anyone who doubts that threats are far more common from the left than from the right should take a peek at Dana Loesch’s Twitter feed. Look at the twitter feed, or Facebook page of most pro gun folks. 

Why is this more common on the left? I would say because leftists tend to be more emotional about issues. Note, I did not say passionate, I said emotional. Secondly, they are fed a constant narrative that paints gun owners as stupid, reckless, extreme, and as people who love violence and do not care about dead school kids.

Third, these folks are often woefully ignorant of firearms, and gun owners. They do not look at stats about violent crime, defensive uses of firearms, or anything else. Thye simply absorb and regurgitate what gun control groups and spokespersons say, which is usually false, misleading and meant to scare people, and make them angry rather than educating them. 

Put all those ingredients in a bowl, stir, then bake and you get some seriously ignorant, hateful folks who are exactly what they accuse NRA members of being. Extreme, violent, and morally bankrupt.

Leftist logic? Guns are bad, gun control is good, Mexico has gun control so, Mexico is safe? NO!

Remember when teen wonder David Hogg told college kids to avoid Florida for Spring Break. He advised them to hit the beaches in the gun control paradise of Mexico! Mexico is like a big gun free zone right?

Gun violence is a terrible thing; good thing liberals have found a cure for it: simply ignore our fundamental right of self-defense, repeal the Second Amendment, and ban privately owned firearms. Then we can be just like Mexico, which imposes strict gun laws:

Mexico’s most popular holiday hotspot has become overrun with drug gangs, as violence in the tourist party town escalates to unprecedented levels.

Cancun has seen 14 murders in just 36 hours – the highest ever in the country’s recorded history, according to Noticaribe.

The latest violence on April 4 saw 14 people killed and at least five others left with gunshot wounds, in six separate instances in the party town.

See gun control fixes everything!