Call them what you will – enhanced, Intergalactic or whatever, they will be Universally ignored by the guilty and only serve to punish the innocent.
Once again, we are seeing our rights being eroded before our very eyes. With the latest mass murder outrage caused by the Left’s cultural Marxism, it is being demanded that we compromise on that which shall not be infringed. In their unending quest to disarm the people and empower themselves, the push is being made for Intergalactic Background Checks (enhanced, Universal, etc.)
As surely as night follows day, the Liberty grabbers are in high dungeon over the people actually having the ability to defend themselves. Thus they want the next stepping stone to their final aim of Gun Confiscation. The most infuriating aspect of this is that there are those on the Pro-Liberty, Conservative-Right side of the aisle who are willing to concede this important point to the Liberty grabbers.
Let us be clear on the real meaning of the seemingly innocuous phases bandied about by the enemies of liberty on the Left. When they talk about the ‘Intergalactic’ version of Background Checks they are really asserting the authority over everyone’s private property, a governmental overreach that would be enraged the truly Liberal founding fathers. Property rights are the cornerstone of Liberty, so do we really want the government to control It with these controls?
The following are the Top 5 reasons to reject this gross intrusion into our private property, not to mention being a violation of a number of the amendments in the Bill of Rights
1). Intergalactic Background Checks would punish the innocent for the sins of the guilty based on a polling impossibility.
The Liberty Grabbers have a perennial favourite tactic when it comes to this issue, trotting polling data that implies 90% agreement with ‘Background Checks’. Everyone should be immediately suspect of any polling data that shows upwards of over ¾ of the populace agreeing on anything. In the diverse electorate environment of the states, this kind of agreement is almost impossible. But to the Liberty Grabbers of the national Socialist Left, this is akin to mom and apple pie territory.
This polling is like that of comparing a known political candidate with an unspecified place holder. Often times people will fill in the blank with their ideal, in the case of ‘background checks’ those on the Pro-Liberty side merely agree to that which already exists.
While the Leftist enemies of Liberty fill in the blank with all manner of draconian schemes they can think of to punish the innocent for daring to want to protect themselves. After all, these are people who evidently don’t understand firearms or the unimaginable overburden of laws on a basic human right. So to them, imposing a hardship any milder than outright confiscation is being overly generous.
2). They don’t work while burdening the innocent in exercising their Common Sense human rights.
A massive study on the efficacy of ‘Gun’ Control from the RAND Corporation was recently published that stated in part:
We reviewed thousands of studies to identify all available evidence for the effects of 13 gun policies on eight outcomes. After excluding studies that did not meet our criteria for establishing a law’s effects, we found little persuasive evidence for the effects of most policies on most outcomes.
On the specific issue of ‘Universal’ [‘Intergalactic’ or ‘enhanced’] Background Checks on mass shootings
Summary: Evidence for the effect of background checks on mass shootings is inconclusive.
Background checks have uncertain effects on mass shootings.
Evidence for this relationship is inconclusive.
Translating the academician speak into the King’s English – when they use phrases such as ‘uncertain effects’ or ‘inconclusive’ it really means ‘We don’t know’ and there is no hard data that these policies work. Parenthetically speaking, It’s hard to believe that they wouldn’t have trumpeted concrete, real world results for these policies from the virtual rooftops, if they could have found the data to support them.
Compare their ‘uncertain effects’ against the societal cost in disarming the innocent with people no longer having the ability to defend themselves. In an article published on townhall.com entitled: How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns — and Why Don’t Gun Controllers Care?
The author details the number of non-suicide firearm deaths as roughly 11,000. While estimates of lives Saved by guns as ranging from “500,000 to more than 3 million per year”. That would be the societal cost of Intergalactic Background Checks for virtually no benefit.
3). Intergalactic Background Checks lack Constitutional Justification.
Can anyone imagine the founding fathers acquiescing to governmental control over private property?
They knew that private property was the cornerstone of Liberty, so governmental control of it wouldn’t of made any sense to them. Set aside the enormous infringement on a common sense human right as prohibited by the 2nd Amendment while considering this possible ‘addition’ to the 4th amendment:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated” – but they will be under complete control of the government.
It could also argued that since the government asserting control over property, there would no longer be an ‘private’ property, thus part of the 5th amendment would no longer exist: “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
So, in a trifecta of tyranny, Intergalactic Background Checks would violate at least 3 Amendments of the Bill of Rights. We could have extended this with the those also violating the 9th and 10th amendments, but the point has been made.
Parenthetically speaking, it’s always fun to ask our comrades of the national Socialist Left what is the legal or Constitutional justification for Intergalactic Background Checks. No answer will be forthcoming because there is no justification for this absurd amount of governmental overreach.
As to the justification for regular background checks, it could be argued that they are based on the often abused commerce clause with the firearm dealers being federally licensed.
4). IBC’s would set the Very Dangerous precedent of Collective Property Control.
Those imbued with the precepts of individual Liberty would find such a precedent abhorrent. Those of the collectivist ‘Common good before individual good’ mindset would be perfectly satisfied with that level of government overreach. It would also give them the opportunity to extend that kind of social engineering to untold areas of mischief.
Considering that such a perversion of property rights would turn the governmental limitations of the 2nd Amendment on it’s head, the implications of Intergalactic Background Checks are enormous. Instead of being a restraint on the government, a new-found constraint on the people will have been created out of whole cloth.
For if the government has purview over firearms, why not over items that emit greenhouse gasses? What other human rights could the collectivists eviscerate with that level of control? History has proven that governments cannot be trusted with too much power, hence the rationale of the founding fathers to limit it’s potential to grow out of control.
Who knows how the precedent of government control of private property could be abused?
Perhaps ever-increasing fees over obtaining permission to transfer a firearm?
Why not property taxes on firearms, enough to price most people out of possession?
[Note: There is a very good chance that the Liberty grabbers have already considered these ideas, so we cannot be blamed for presenting them]
5). Intergalactic Background Checks are the next step towards Gun Confiscation.
It should be painfully obvious that the only reason the Liberty grabbers obsess over this issue is that it is the next step for them toward their ultimate objective of gun confiscation. Intergalactic Background Checks would naturally lead into Gun registration followed by Gun confiscation. In point of fact, as soon as the government has control over everyone’s firearms, it is just a matter of picking them up at the most opportune time: Gun Registration is Gun Confiscation
The enemies of Liberty on the Left have overwhelmingly expressed a desire for gun confiscation so it’s primarily a matter of determining who has the firearms. Intergalactic Background Checks will go a long way in attaining this goal, for once they have control over the legal transfer of every gun, they can assemble registration lists and demand that their owners surrender their ‘property’ at any time.
This is why this type of tyranny needs to be stopped, dead in it’s tracks.
On the specific issue of ‘Universal’ [‘Intergalactic’ or ‘enhanced’] Background Checks on mass shootings
We identified one study that examined the effects of background checks on mass shootings and met our inclusion criteria. Using a two-way fixed-effects linear probability model, Luca, Deepak, and Poliquin (2016) estimated the effects of background check laws on a binary indicator for whether a mass shooting occurred in a given state-year. The authors included two measures of background check laws: an indicator for whether laws required a background check for all handgun transactions (including private sales) and an indicator for whether laws required a background check for all firearm transactions (including private sales). The authors’ regression analysis covered 1989–2014 and included controls for time-invariant state characteristics; national trends; a host of other state-level gun policies; and time-varying state-level demographic, socioeconomic, and political characteristics. Their findings showed an uncertain relationship between background check laws and the probability of at least one mass shooting event occurring.
Ken Ham on how science confirms the Bible
One of my biggest pet peeves is the attempt by atheists to use “science” to disprove the Bible. It’s unfortunate on many levels, not the least of which being Pascal’s Wager, but the strangest part is how much of science must be ignored in order to make the claim a Biblical worldview runs counter to modern science.
Some may object to this topic being part of mostly political news site, but it’s been more widely covered in recent years by liberal sites attempting to paint the Biblical worldview in a negative light, so it’s good to give equal time to the counterarguments.
There are better videos than Ken Ham’s discussion on the topic, but few are more easily understood. It’s well worth the hour.
Bettie Cook Scott is a racist politician. And she’s a Democrat.
Racism is owned by the Republican Party. That’s the narrative the press and their handlers, the Democratic Party, wants America to believe. Someone forgot to get that memo to Michigan state representative Bettie Cook Scott.
More than a dozen community groups have called on Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) to apologize for a series of racial slurs sources say she used to describe her primary election opponent, Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit).
Scott is alleged to have referred to Chang as “ching-chang” and “the ching-chong” to multiple voters outside polling precincts during last Tuesday’s election. She’s also said to have called one of Chang’s campaign volunteers an “immigrant,” saying “you don’t belong here” and “I want you out of my country.”
There are two important takeaways here. First is the hypocrisy surrounding Scott, a (formerly) rising star in the Michigan Democratic Party. If the comments she made were spoken by anyone other than a Democrat, the calls wouldn’t be for an apology. The press and social groups would be calling for her to step down and jump into a hole somewhere.
The second point is that in the real world, the one not seen through the lens of liberals and the media, racism exists everywhere. It is not owned by Republicans, conservatives, old people, white people, or any other classification. One can even make a valid argument that it’s no more prominent in the Republican Party than it is in the Democratic Party that supports groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter.
Racism must be eliminated from society. That will never happen as long as so many people naively believe it only exists in the minds of certain people on the political right. It exists everywhere. Accept that and we can work to make it stop.
Our List of Demands for the Conservation of Liberty – Part II
Leftists incessantly issue lists of demands for the restriction of Liberty, It’s time to reverse the trend towards freedom.
This is our second part of our series of what we on the Pro-Liberty Right want for the preservation of Liberty. Part I is here.
6. The Left needs to stop trying to control private property with Intergalactic Background Checks. [aka ‘enhanced’ or ‘Universal’]
If there is one constant in the Liberty grabber universe, it’s that half of them are incessantly calling for gun confiscation while the rest deny they are calling for gun confiscation. They also love to parrot the line that it would be impossible to round-up everyone’s guns as a way of deflecting the issue. Except that those on the Pro-liberty side thought the same thing in the UK and Australia. Their Liberty grabber nightmare began with gun registration, under the solemn promise that it wouldn’t lead to gun confiscation. [Sound familiar?] Then of course at the next occasion of a serious crisis, this registration data was used for gun confiscation.
The fact is gun confiscation takes several precursor steps, the most critical being the assertion of government control over private property with Intergalactic Background Checks. Curiously enough, the Liberty grabbers tend to want language inserted into these laws mandating the reportage of lost or stolen firearms. Those types of rules are of primary importance only if the point of these measures is to turn them into a registration scheme.
7. The Liberty Grabber Left needs to stop pushing for even more controls on freedom.
It is also axiomatic that Leftists will exploit any opportunity to start ever-expansive controls over Liberty. The Left is a virtual fountainhead of new and more creative ways of clamping down on freedom. Having run out of new and improved ways of making it difficult, embarrassing and expensive to buy a firearm [While also lying about it at the same time] the Left has moved on to imposing controls over the purchase of ammunition. Then of course they also are making demands on how these are stored.
8. Stop attacking those who only wish to defend themselves.
There is nothing more loathsome than Leftists who excel at hurling insults at the country’s estimated 150 Million innocent gun owners. We’ve been labelled with almost everything from being Terrorists to baby killers for wanting nothing more than to be able to defend our families and ourselves.
Those who incessantly work overtime to demonize the innocent should keep one word in mind: Deterrence. The widespread ownership of weapons in most areas deters criminals since they don’t know who can fight back. This also explains why places with tight controls on Liberty tend to have higher crime rates. Curiously enough, for people who love the term ‘Commonsense’ they certainly don’t seem to well versed in it.
9. The Left needs to become educated about that which they want to control.
Granted, it might be too much to expect the Liberty Grabbers from knowing the difference between a direct impingement and gas piston actuation, but they should at least know the difference between a semi-auto and select fire. Nothing screams uninformed more than someone who confuses a clip with a magazine or some who uses them interchangeably in a claim that one can fire off 30 rounds in half a second.
Lack of knowedge is usually a negative in most cases, but in the realm of Liberty Control, the Leftists wear it as a badge of honour.
10. The Left needs to stop lying about guns.
We made these two separate items to prove a point. While some gaffes of the Liberty grabber elite are relatively harmless, there are those that are a danger to Liberty. It should go without saying that we live in an age in which the knowledge of the world is literally at one’s fingertips. There is no rational excuse for a lack of knowledge on the most rudimentary aspects of certain subjects. By the same token, there is no excuse for the propagation of deliberate false impressions and Lies particularly on the subject of self-defense.
One of the most infamous examples stems from the creation the phrase “Assault Weapon”:
The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.
The nation’s Left has gone on for years demanding compromises on the part of the Pro-Liberty Right. It is time that they step up to the plate and show they can be ‘bi-partisan’ for once. These steps aren’t really that extraordinary, in fact they merely bolster Liberty. Some Leftists still purport to be Liberal, supporting these items would go a long way in showing that is truly the case.