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The Shroud of Gun Control has Fallen

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“No one is trying to take your guns.”

How many times have we heard this leftist narrative when the subject of gun control comes up? I’ve heard it literally thousands of times. They’ve simply spouted that they want “common sense” measures in place to prevent mass shootings. Of course, when you bring up gun-control cities like Chicago and DC they come up with some excuse as to why it doesn’t work there. One thing always remains the same: “I respect the 2nd Amendment.”

Senator Kamala Harris spoke this very sentence a few weeks ago right before saying “they are killing our babies,” ironically just days after tweeting that Republicans were “immoral” for wanting to ban abortions after 20 weeks, when abortions require a procedure that requires live vivisection of babies who feel pain.

Well, the narrative is over. They don’t respect the 2nd Amendment. They want to repeal it. Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote yesterday that the 2nd Amendment is outdated and should be repealed. Make no mistake, while they may not all admit it, this is how leftists all feel.

In addition to Steven’s statement, just in the last few weeks:

  • The Illinois legislature passed a bill to confiscate guns from 18-20 year olds
  • The GA legislature had a bill introduced to confiscate guns
  • A NC sheriff’s candidate suggested that he was fine confiscating guns from law-abiding citizens by killing them

Some on the left are admonishing these moves and statements, but that is only because they want to maintain the illusion that they don’t share these views. Don’t be fooled, they very much do.

Yes, the left is actually suggesting that people who don’t conform to their ideas on gun control be killed, which is WHY we have a 2nd Amendment in the first place.

What to do

I want to give President Trump the benefit of the doubt when he sought to seek some sort of compromise, but if the Left has proven anything over the last year or so, it is that no compromise will ever mollify them. Therefore, the compromises we’ve already made with the National Firearms Act and other gun control measures are not only enough, but too much. It’s time to start taking back ground, as Missouri Senate candidate Austin Petersen boldly proclaimed to me in a recent interview. We can’t be afraid to say that YES, we SHOULD be able to have weapons of war. That’s what the 2nd Amendment is FOR, to put government in check. We need to stop “gunsplaining” as the Left is now calling it about the difference between automatic and semi-automatic and the difference between ARs and M4s. We should be able to have whatever we damn well please. I don’t have a problem in this day in age with having criminal background checks. Those can be done in a few minutes.

Beyond that, let’s quit playing political defense on this issue and start playing political offense. Otherwise, the Left has made it clear they’ll have us playing violent defense. They’re coming for us, folks. I thought MAYBE we’d have a couple more years, but they’re coming for us NOW. They WANT the totalitarian regime they claim the Trump Administration to be, but they want it under a Barack Obama or a Hilary Clinton or a Kamala Harris. When you have Sheriff’s candidates suggesting they kill citizens to confiscate guns, yeah, it’s time to stop compromising. They aren’t marching for their lives; they’re marching to take ours if we don’t give up our freedom.

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  1. Jeff

    March 28, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Every Democrat (and Republican?) running 2018 mid terms needs to clarify their stance of gun control and if they want to repeal 2nd Amendment. This could wash out their blue wave in November.

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Saudi foreign minister does damage control on American press

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Saudi foreign minister does damage control on American press

The foreign relations mess stemming from Jamal Khashoggi’s murder continues to grow more chaotic despite Saudi Arabia’s attempt to cover it up with regularly changing stories. The latest attempt at damage control comes from Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.

Fox News’ Bret Baier him, pressing multiple times about Mohammad bin Salman’s role in or knowledge of the operation that led to Khashoggi’s murder. The blame is being placed on the individuals who carried out the operation; as much space is being created between the direct actors and Saudi leadership as possible.

One important note in the interview was when al-Jubier said they do not believe the entire 15-man “kill team” was at the consulate where when Khashoggi was killed there. He admitted he did not know whether Turkey really had a recording of what happened during the incident, nor whether the United States had intelligence that contradicted the Kingdom’s story.

The responses from the foreign minister were in stark contrast to the indignation exuding from the Kingdom for two weeks following the initial report of Khashoggi’s disappearance.

My Take

As I wrote last week, Saudi Arabia gravely underestimated the international response to this incident. They thought they could get rid of a dissident as they have done in the past and the response would be muted. They didn’t take into account his American ties and the desire of the Turks to expose them at every turn.

How is this going to end? It won’t, at least not for a while. Unlike other international news stories of similar magnitude, this one has multiple forces bent on keeping the story going until a satisfactory resolution is reached. It won’t be reached. The White House and the Kingdom will do whatever they can to sweep this under the rug and make people forget.

This stinks, but here’s the sad reality: “Justice” will not be delivered the way it should and the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States will return to the status quo in a few months.

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Pulling out of the INF treaty isn’t just about Russia

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Pulling out of the INF treaty has very little to do with Russia

Russia has broken the treaty already, according to this administration as well as its predecessor. That’s enough to prompt President Trump to put out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, famously signed by President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev in 1987.

President Trump to pull US from Russia missile treaty

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45930206The US will withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, President Donald Trump has confirmed.

Speaking to reporters, Mr Trump said Russia had “violated” the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty.

The deal banned ground-launched medium-range missiles, with a range of between 500 and 5,500km (310-3,400 miles).

My Take

This isn’t about Russia. Their actions are the excuse for pulling out, but the reason for doing so is because China has no such restrictions. They’re advancements in weaponry have prompted the United States and our allies to explore means of warfare that have been prohibited.

Until now.

This is a counter to China’s continued aggressive actions. Russia will keep doing what Presidents Obama and Trump already acknowledged. No we can step up our missile program as well.

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The cover up begins: 18 Saudis arrested in death of Jamal Khashoggi

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The cover up begins 18 Saudis arrested in death of Jamal Khashoggi

The cover up has begun. Saudi Arabia has arrested 18 people in connection to the death of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. This is the first step in an alleged plan to separate the top levels of Saudi government, particularly Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, from any involvement in the journalist’s murder.

Soon, we will hear that “rogue killers” were responsible for the death. It will be positioned as a simple argument that escalated until Khashoggi was “inadvertently” killed. Once dead, the people responsible reacted by trying to cover up the incident, choosing to dismember his body for easier transport from the consulate.

This has been the dominant story in the West and Middle East since his disappearance on October 2nd. He went to the consulate with his fiancee to finalize his divorce. He went in and hasn’t been seen since.

The Turkish government obtained a plethora of circumstantial evidence against the Saudis to the point that any flat denial was no longer tenable. This is the best course of action in their opinion, to cover up an obvious hit against a Saudi dissident and harsh critic of the Crown Prince. It will be interesting to see how those charged with the crime treat their situation.

The story doesn’t end here. America and the world must watch closely as this perversion of justice unfolds.

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