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Nuke us till we glow, and shoot us in the dark?

With the Democrats winning a House majority, we have been warned to expect a lot of gun control laws, with firearms bans topping their evil wishlist. Back in May, the psychotic Rep. Swalwell [D-CA] penned an op-ed, giving us a heads-up on their intent.

Instead, we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons. The ban would not apply to law enforcement agencies or shooting clubs.

My response at the time was an email asking how he planned to enforce his totalitarian wetdream. He declined to explain.

Now we know. While Alison Airies was satisfied with stop & frisk, followed up with summary public execution, Swalwell is willing to go a bit farther.

For some reason, that May column started making the rounds again, folks apparently thinking it was published last week.

Joe Briggs tweeted an observation regarding the consequences of the ban.

So basically @RepSwalwell wants a war. Because that’s what you would get. You’re outta your fucking mind if you think I’ll give up my rights and give the gov all the power.

Swalwell, war criminal-in-waiting, explained how he would manage it.

And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.

By Friday afternoon, the nutjob was backtracking.

Joe, it’s sarcasm. He said he’s going to war with America if gun legislation was passed. I told him his government has nukes. God forbid we use sarcasm

No; Briggs said Swalwell’s attempt to massively violate the human/civil rights of tens of millions of Americans would spark a war, one started by the government. Which it would. Swalwell replied with the threat of overwhelming military force against civilians, demonstrating another bit of profound ignorance about other laws he’d have to change.

Sarcasm would be something along the lines of, “Well gee; everyone knows all the evil gun owners will meekly surrender their expensive property to the police state, so force won’t required.” Or, as he tweeted later:

But you seem like a reasonable person. If an assault weapons ban happens, I’m sure you’ll follow law.

That’s sarcasm. The threat of military force was not sarcasm. That was an explicit threat against innocent civilians.

Swalwell is unhinged. He is mentally ill. He has posted a threat more serious than those incriminating social media posts of recent mass shooters. He should be removed from office, and involuntarily committed as a danger to others.

It’s worth noting that this nuke-threatening politician is considering a Presidential run in 2020, potentially giving him access to the nuclear football.


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Turns out there is such a thing as a stupid question.

Toledo, Ohio Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz is riding his gun control hobbyhorse. This time, he’s hoping to use the imaginary economic clout of Toledo (74th largest city in the United States) to force firearms manufacturers to…

I’m not sure what. But he’s going to ask manufacturers which want to do business from whom Toledo wants to buy stuff a few questions as a condition of doing business. Seemingly, wrong answers will result in the city turning down manufacurers begging the small city to buy stuff hysterical laughter from companies which don’t need their business.

I have a few suggested answers to Kapszukiewicz’s questions, for properly motivated manufacturers.

Do you manufacture assault weapons for civilian use?

No. Ohio has no definition of “assault weapon” to put that in context, and there is no other standardized definition. Where there is a state ban on defined assault weapons, we don’t manufacture them for civilians there, because it would be illegal.

Do you sell assault weapons for civilian use?

No. No. (Ohio has no definition of “assault weapon” to put that in context, and there is no other standardized definition. Where there is a state ban on defined assault weapons, we don’t sell them to civilians there, because it would be illegal.

Which firearms does your company agree to not sell to civilians?

Agree? Which ones are you asking us not to sell? We already don’t sell machineguns to civilians, since that’s been law for 32 years. You had something else in mind?

Do you require your dealers to conduct background checks?

No. We found that us requiring background checks is redundant, since federal law already requires dealers to conduct background checks, and has done so for decades.

Does your company have a plan in place to invest in gun- and ammunition-tracing technologies?

We have a firearm tracing system in place. It’s called serial numbers and inventory control, as required by federal law for a long time. We do not manufacture ammunition, so tracing it would be impossible for us.

Do you use, at a minimum, industry best practices for inventory control and transactions?

Yes. It is and has been required by federal law for 50 years.

Ask a stupid question, get schooled.


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King County Customer Service

In Washington state, some anti-gun busybodies have taken it upon themselves to force firearms dealers to post signs warning how “terrible” their products are.

King County to require warning signs at gun shops and ranges
The signs say the presence of a firearm in the home increases the risk of suicide, homicide and unintentional deaths to children.

Specifically, the signs must read:

“WARNING: The presence of a firearm in the home significantly increases the risk of suicide, homicide, death during domestic violence disputes and unintentional deaths to children, household members and others.”

Oh dear, we wouldn’t want people committing sui… wait.

Washington legalized assisted suicide. But you have use drugs obtained through a doctor. I guess the medical/pharmaceutical industry simply doesn’t want the competition. Can’t have tax-payers checking out without enriching the medical-industrial complex, I suppose.

King County gun stores should assist visitors by directing them to the proper shop. I suggest taping this sign to the bottom of the mandated “warning” signs.

I wonder if King County requires doctors and pharmacists to post warnings about the lethal dangers of their own products. I see to recall hearing something about an “opioid epidemic”


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Poll: Would military personnel deploy nuclear weapons?

By now, I hope you are aware of threats by California Democrat Rep. Swalwell to use nuclear weapons to enforce gun control laws (newsletter subscribers will get an early look at a detail column on the subject; others will wait until Tuesday).

He’s trying to walk back the threat as sarcasm (it wasn’t) or hyperbole to demonstrate that the government has gun owners out-gunned.

Nonetheless, he is working on the assumption that military personnel will be willing to — illegally — exercise overwhelming military force, including Weapons of Mass Destruction, against American civilians to enforce gun control laws.

A couple of decades ago, military personnel were surveyed on a similar issue; the infamous Twenty-Nine Palms Combat Arms Survey. The results were very disturbing.

Swalwell has now upped the ante by suggesting that military personnel would go so far as to conduct nuclear weapon strikes against Americans for the sake of gun control.

I would like to limit this poll to current military personnel and veterans. I suggest reviewing the Posse Comitatus Act before taking the poll.

Please share this poll, to reach as many people as possible. If limited to regular TZP readers, I expect I’ll see a strong bias in responses.

The Question: “The U.S. government declares a ban on the possession, sale, transportation, and transfer of all non-sporting firearms (“assault weapons”). A thirty (30) day amnesty period is permitted for these firearms to be turned over to the local authorities. At the end of this period, a number of citizen groups refuse to turn over their firearms. Consider the following statement: I would fire upon U.S. citizens who refuse or resist confiscation of firearms banned by the U.S. government.”

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Bumping off… REALITY

I had occasion to review the status of the coming bump-fire stock rule today.

The basic lie about how bump-fire stocks operate is still there, naturally.

This rule is intended to clarify that the statutory definition of machinegun includes certain devices (i.e., bump-stock-type devices) that, when affixed to a firearm, allow that firearm to fire automatically with a single function of the trigger, such that they are subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA) and the Gun Control Act (GCA).

But the real fun part is down in “Anticipated Costs and Benefits.”

It is anticipated that the rule will cost $129,222,483 million in the first year (the year with the highest costs).

“$129,222,483 million”

$129,222,483… MILLION.

$129,222,483,000,000

ONE HUNDRED-TWENTY-NINE TRILLION, TWO HUNDRED-TWENTY-TWO BILLION, FOUR HUNDRED-EIGHTY-THREE MILLION EFFING DOLLARS.

Come “12/00/2018” these idiots are going to break the bank.

Perhaps the feds should look into the “anticipated costs” of hiring a proofreader.


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H.R. 7115 “The Instant Felony Hobby Act”

And so much more. Officially, the short title for this mess is “3–D Firearms Prohibitions Act,” but I stand by my version.

(a) Banned hazardous products.—Notwithstanding section 3(a)(5)(E) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2052(a)(5)(E)), the following shall be considered banned hazardous products under section 8 of such Act (15 U.S.C. 2057):

(1) A firearm receiver casting or firearm receiver blank or unfinished handgun frame that—

(A) at the point of sale does not meet the definition of a firearm in section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code; and

(B) after purchase by a consumer, can be completed by the consumer to the point at which such casting or blank functions as a firearm frame or receiver for a semiautomatic assault weapon or machinegun or the frame of a handgun.

(2) An assault weapon parts kit.

(3) A machinegun parts kit.

That’s pretty straightforward. Note that it isn’t limited to 80% receivers. It’s any blank or casting, before any machining.

But this is odd:

SEC. 3. Prohibition of advertising do-it-yourself assault weapons.

(a) In general.—It shall be unlawful to market or advertise, on any medium of electronic communications, including over the Internet, for the sale of any of the following:

And it’s the same list. Apparently newspaper and magazine ads are still acceptable. For hazardous materials?

But “SEC. 4. Requirement that homemade firearms have serial numbers.” I’ll start with (c)(1)(A).

It shall be unlawful for any person, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, to make a firearm, unless the person has obtained a serial number and identifying mark for the firearm under this section.

So you can’t even start construction until you have a registered and tracked serial number; rather like building your own legal suppressor. But (c)(3) is worse.

BAN ON POSSESSION OR TRANSFER OF FIREARM WITHOUT SERIAL NUMBER.—It shall be unlawful for any person, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, to possess or transfer a firearm made after 1968 by a person who is not a licensed manufacturer, unless—

“(A) a serial number and identifying mark for the firearm has been issued under this section;

Remember, you can’t have a casting or blank, because it’s a “hazardous material.” You can’t build until you get the serial number. But you have to be finished in 10 days; 10 days to do a casting, machining a block of metal into a blank, or printing a receiver, finishing it, and affixing the serial number. Ten days. And grandfathering only covers pre-1986 hobbyist-built firearms. Because you can’t possess the old serialized firearm, it’s illegal before you could even apply for a serial number.

And then there’s SEC. 5. Definitions.

A “semiautomatic assault weapon” is any semiauto rifle or shotgun with any feed device other than .22 rimfire tube magazines. It includes anything using magazines, belts, drums, stripped clips, en bloc clips, and so on.

Dad’s old Browning hunting rifle is now an assault weapon.

As are semiauto pistols with any one of the usual arbitrary secondary characteristics: mag well not in the grip (there goes your broomhandle Mauser C96), threaded barrel (even if nother is threaded onto it), a second grip, weighs more than 50 ounces.

Any other semiauto pistol that’s otherwise compliant is still an assault weapon if it can be deemed to be a semiauto version of an automatic firearm (think CZ Scorpion EVO, or AK and AR pistol variants).

If you already have a home-built firearm, you’d have to destroy it before this goes into effect, because it’s impossible to get a compliant serial number. Any future home builds will be registered to you.


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Monkeywrenching the Democrats’ gun control agenda in the House

The Democrats will have control of the House next year. Which is bad news since they plan to push hard for more gun control rights-violations. Since they don’t control the Senate, we can hope those allegedly pro-gun folks there will locate their metaphorical testicles and prevent any of that from actually passing and going to a “pro-gun” President who is on record approving bans, preemptively-prove-your-innocence, no-due process, and bans.

Gridlock is our current best hope. I know a way to ensure that. We need just the right Speaker of the House. I propose…

Speaker of the House Hank Johnson, Jr. [D-GA]

Guam, midgets, helium, white uniforms, quarters, bathrooms, “a world without balloons”…

He’s a Dem. Check.
He’s anti-2A. Check.
He’s a crazed left-winger. Check.
He isn’t Pelosi. Check.

The House Dems should be happy to vote for him.

The Republicans… Face it, guys; your agendas aren’t going anywhere in the face of a Dem majority, but you still have a chance to sabotage them. And have a lot of fun with it.

So please, contact your House representatives and ask them to nominate, or at least support, Hank Johnson for Speaker of the House. We Want Hank!


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Signs of Hope

I get a weekly newsletter from Rabbi Johnathan Sacks called Covenant and Conversation, this week’s edition is about The Courage of Persistence. It’s always about the Parashat for the week. This week is Toldot. In this newsletter he talks about anti-semitic attacks in the Parashat. When the Philistines filled in the wells of Avraham for example. But a lot of it talks about the dichotomy of antisemitism.

As he points out in Amy Chau’s book World on Fire

Her thesis is that any conspicuously successful minority will attract envy that may deepen into hate and provoke violence. All three conditions are essential. The hated group must be conspicuous, for otherwise it would not be singled out. It must be successful, for otherwise it would not be envied. And it must be a minority, for otherwise it would not be attacked.

He further points out: Hostility to Jews becomes dangerous, she argued, not when Jews are strong, but when they are weak. This is along the lines of what Moshe Feiglin said in his column after the Synagogue shooting in Squirrel Hill.

But there is something more, deeper than the economic factor, which makes us partially responsible for what happened in Pittsburgh. Jewish history is being written today in the Land of Israel. It is clear to all of us that anti-Israel sentiments are the new expression of Anti-Semitism. When Israel is sure of itself, strikes its enemies as it did in the Six Day War, eliminates the hijackers as in Entebbe – the level of anti-Semitism decreases!!! And when Israel displays lack of self-assurance, temporariness, moral flaccidity – a feeling that we are not really on the map, that we are nothing more than colonialists acting only for the sake of self-defense, begging the Hamas for a cease-fire – then our enemies feel that they are just and anti-Semitism flourishes.

Rabbi Sacks continues on,

Antisemitism is a complex, protean phenomenon because antisemites must be able to hold together two beliefs that seem to contradict one another: Jews are so powerful that they should be feared, and at the same time so powerless that they can be attacked without fear.

It would seem that no one could be so irrational as to believe both of these things simultaneously. But emotions are not rational, despite the fact that they are often rationalised, for there is a world of difference between rationality and rationalisation (the attempt to give rational justification for irrational beliefs).

So, for example, in the twenty-first century we can find that (a) Western media are almost universally hostile to Israel, and (b) otherwise intelligent people claim that the media are controlled by Jews who support Israel: the same inner contradiction of perceived powerlessness and ascribed power.

He shows another way that the current situation in Gaza where the peaceful Falestinians so love the land of Israel and long to return to it that they are bombing, setting fire and trying to destroy it.

There is a second aspect of our passage that has had reverberations through the centuries: the self-destructive nature of hate. The Philistines did not ask Isaac to share his water with them. They did not ask him to teach them how he (and his father) had discovered a source of water that they – residents of the place – had not. They did not even simply ask him to move on. They “stopped up” the wells, “filling them with earth.” This act harmed them more than it harmed Isaac. It robbed them of a resource that would, in any case, have become theirs, once the famine had ended and Isaac had returned home.

But in the wake of the shooting at Squirrel Hill, I’ve been hopeful. Why? Because some are beginning to see that self-defense, and defense of others is necessary and right.

As Dave Kopel points out in his excellent paper on The Torah And Self-Defense

This last sentence is sometimes translated as “If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first.”

This final sentence does not delegate discretion; it is a positive command. A Jew has a duty to use deadly force to defend herself against murderous attack.

Emphasis mine. It is our duty and a positive mitzvah to defend ourselves!

Returning to something in Rabbi Sack’s newsletter, “Jews are so powerful that they should be feared, and at the same time so powerless that they can be attacked without fear.”

Ahh, but these times they are a changing.

Fighting fire with fire – Jews train to stop repeat of Pittsburgh shooting

 

Jewish Gun Advocate: ‘Learn to Shoot or Get Out of the Way of Those Who Do’

 

This Jewish Boy Is Going to Buy a Gun

 

Colorado gun shop owner offers rabbis free weapons

 

‘When This Happens, You Get a Wake-up Call’: U.S. Jews Turn to Firearms Training After Pittsburgh Shooting

I can’t believe Haaretz actually ran this column!! They are pretty much the Israeli NY Slimes and therefore also #FakeNews.

After Pittsburgh attack, course offers gun training against shooters in synagogues

 

Then there is CAMP JABOTINSKY, they seem to have been around awhile. Just an FYI, my baby Shimshon’s middle name is Zev, after Zev Jabotinsky. It’s fitting, it means “Wolf”.

 

Rabbis offered free AR-15 rifles by Colorado gun shop. Four claimed them, owner says

This made me a little sad, as did this comment at the end of the article.

“I think he absolutely is generous in what he wants to do,” Ader said. “I think he wants to help and is very well intentioned. It just isn’t for us.”

Arming people, Ader told the TV station, “is a preventative measure, it is not part of the solution at all. The solution is civil discourse.”

I absolutely know he is entitled to his own opinion, but I don’t think he realizes yet that there are people out there that want to kill you, your congregation and there is not one thing civil or un that you are going to say to them to have a dialogue.

Some in Jewish Community Advocate Bearing Arms After Pittsburgh

Ahh, yes. These times they are a changing. It doesn’t matter how you want to dress that pig up.

Anti-Zionism IS Anti-Semitism

 

 

 

 

 

It’s still anti-semitism, it goes way back, it is unreasoning and it’s lethal. It is also much, much harder to implement if the target of your irrational hatred is armed and realizes they have a duty to protect themselves, their families and their community.

A friend of mine asked me after the shooting, “Why didn’t someone shoot the man? Why didn’t they stop him”? I pointed out I didn’t know the gun laws in Pittsburgh, but I rather suspected that being big city on the east coast perhaps they have pretty strict gun control and they had been legislated out of their right to self-defense, and therefore, their right to live. This is what happens when you elect big government, people controlling leftists.

Perhaps the new members of the Second Amendment community will begin to understand a big part of the Second Amendment is fighting to keep it because there are most certainly those that prefer an unarmed populace.

Should I mention the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht is tonight?

 

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GA Gov-candidate Stacey Abrams: Ban Everything!

I wish I’d seen this yesterday.

Democrat Stacey Abrams: Banning Guns No Different Than Banning Radar Detectors
The host asked if she was really going to take away people’s guns, and Abrams responded by comparing bans on radar detectors with bans on commonly owned semiautomatic firearms.

She said, “I support a law that will ban ‘assault weapons.’ And just as when we banned radar detection, for example, some people turned in their devices, some people kept them and just refused to use them anymore.”

My perennial question: Do victim-disarming gun people controllers really believe the stupid claims they make, or do they just hope their potential voters are that stupid?

With Abrams, it’s really hard to tell, and probably a mix of her disdain for her constituents and her own demonstrated stupidity. I figure she is pretty representative of Georgia Democrats who “redacted” email addresses (from incriminating voter registration hacking emails by deleting the addresses…

… and leaving the redaction brackets linked to the email addresses.

Note to any GA Dem site visitors, particularly Abrams voters: Radar detectors are legal in passenger vehicles in every state except Virginia. And they aren’t “banned” there; it’s just a fine for having one in your car.


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GA Gov-hopeful Stacey Abrams: A weapon of mass stupidity

Stacey Abrams is a Democrat running for governor in Georgia. She’s running on a platform of mass violation of human/civil rights.

Democrat Stacey Abrams: AR-15s Are ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction,’ Must Be Banned
Abrams said she is not “anti-gun,” then listed numerous gun controls, including an all-out ban on commonly owned semiautomatic firearms.

Without noting how she would manage that.

She then described AR-15s as “weapons of mass destruction” and made clear her position that they should be banned from civilian ownership:

This is what I came to expect from victim disarmers a long, long time ago. She is too stupid to realize that “weapons of mass destruction” are actually a thing. And semiautomatic rifles aren’t WMD.

Let’s say she manages to pass a ban on AR-pattern rifles. How will she implement it? How is she going to bell that cat will Abrams lead the stack on confiscation raids, or leave your cops to die for your megalomaniacal dream?

Maybe Abrams simply thinks (hope? dream?) Georgians will be more compliant than Californians, New Yorkers, Connecticut(ians?). Heck, Vermont couldn’t get folks to turn in more than two bump-fire stocks in the entire state.

Does she really think Georgians will go along?

Oh. And Abrams, I realize that if you can’t tell the difference between semiauto rifles and nuclear/biological/chemical weapons, more subtle things probably are well beyond your mental reach. So I’ll tell you a not-so-secret: stalkers and domestic abusers are already prohibited from firearms ownership.

See? Your job is done. Drop out of the race and go home.


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