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9 best gun cleaning kits for 2019 (for pistols, rifles, and shotguns)



9 best gun cleaning kits for 2019 for pistols rifles and shotguns

The first step in proper gun maintenance is getting a good set of cleaning supplies. But given how massive the market is these days, it’s good to get some product recommendations to point you in the right direction.

In this guide, we’ll provide you with everything you need to know when it comes to gun cleaning. Included below is some basic information on the why proper gun care is important, what to look for when buying a cleaning kit, and a list of the best gun cleaning kit options currently on the market. We’ve also included a glossary, which lists all the products you should have and what they’re used for.

Best Gun Cleaning Kits

Now that we’ve covered all the basic gun cleaning information, let’s take a look at the best products currently on the market. This list begins with the best universal gun cleaning kits, followed by some specialized kits and other useful items that you might want to check out. Towards the end we have listed our recommendations for cleaning solutions and oils. Let’s get started!

Otis All Caliber Elite Cleaning Kit- Best Universal Gun Kit

Otis Technology’s Universal All Caliber Elite Cleaning Kit is as close to complete as any kit you’ll find and the quality is top notch. The kit features over 60 components and is perfect for pistols, rifles, and shotguns.

Otis All Caliber Elite Cleaning Kit - Best Gun Cleaning Kit for All Calibers

It comes with 16 caliber sized bronze bore brushes (.17, .22 limited breech, .22/.223, .243-.260, .270/7mm, .30-06/.300/30-30/.308, .338-.35, .357-38cal/9mm, .40/10mm, .44/.45, .50cal, .410ga, 28ga, 20ga, 16ga, 12/10ga) that are excellent quality. The kit also includes 6 brushes and 3 memory flex cables (8”, 12” and 36”)

My only complaint about the Otis Elite Cleaning Kit is the soft nylon case. I find hard cases much easier to carry, plus they look better and are more durable. I’d also prefer the traditional jags over the slotted tips provided. That said, this is a great kit at an affordable price point.

Other Features:

  • 2 fl.oz. bottles of Bio-CLP, Complete Cleaner, Lubricant, and Firearm Protectant.
  • 100% cotton 2” & 3” patches, 3 slotted tips & 2 patch savers
  • Small & large obstruction removers knock out mud, snow, stuck casings and double as a t-handle base for included t-handle; small t-handle & stud included for small caliber cleaning.
  • .223cal/5.56mm chamber brush, pin punch, end brush, straight pick, locking lug scraper, scraper, short AP brush, double end AP brush and male & female rod for more precise cleaning.
  • Lens tissue, lens spray, lens brush and lens cloth for optics care.
  • Warranty protection

DAC Winchester Super Deluxe Cleaning Kit

The DAC Super Deluxe universal kit is another market favorite. It’s a 68 piece set that includes 6 solid brass rods (.17-.28 cal/.30.54 cal.), 14 bronze bore brushes (.17/.22/.204/.243/.270/.30/.357/.38 and 9mm/.40/.45/.50/.54 cal. and 12/20/.410 gauge), 14 mops, and 4 slotted tips.

DAC Winchester Super Deluxe Gun Cleaning Kit

I like that along with the slot tips the kit also comes with 13 jags. The case itself is soft sided, but it’s more durable than the Otis case. The aesthetic is certainly lacking still, but the inside organization of the case is excellent. The overall quality of the tools isn’t amazing, but this is more of a bargain item so I wouldn’t expect it to be perfect. The brushes will get the job done, but the rods are a little flimsy. The added accessories like the double-ended cleaning pick you can use on hard-to-reach areas are a nice touch.

All in all, this is another great universal kit at a bargain price compared to the one above, making it a strong contender for the overall best gun cleaning kit.

Other Features:

  • 4 accessory adaptors
  • Double ended metal cleaning pick
  • 2 double ended utility/breech brush (phosphor and nylon)
  • 3 utility parts brushes (phosphor/nylon/stainless)
  • 2 choke/breech brushes (1/4” & ¾” diameter)
  • 3 sets of 50 patches (1”x 1”/1 ½” x 1 ½”/3”x 3”)

Hoppe’s No. 9 Gun Cleaning Kits

Hoppe’s No. 9 is a popular brand in the gun cleaning market most popularly known for their oils, cleaning solvents, and the Hoppe’s Bore Snake. We’ll touch on the bore snake more in the next section, but for now let’s turn our attention to Hoppe’s Premium Universal Cleaning Kit and the Deluxe Gun Cleaning Kit.

Hoppe’s Premium Universal Cleaning Kit comes with 10 bronze brushes (12, 20 and 28 ga., .410 bore, .44/45, .38, .30, .40/10mm, .22 and .17), 6 machine-washable and reusable cleaning swabs, and 9 jags (.17/.20, .22/.243/6mm, .25-6.5mm, .270-7mm, .30-8mm, .375-.40, .416 to .44, .45, .338 to 9mm). There’s also 3 utility brushes, one nylon, one bronze, and one stainless steel. The quality of the tools is passable, certainly good for the price point, and it comes in a hard carrying case, which I really like. The only obvious downside is that the kit doesn’t include any oils or solvents.

Hoppe's Premium Universal Gun Cleaning Kit

You could alternatively choose Hoppe’s Deluxe Gun Cleaning Kit, which has less tools but includes Hoppe’s famous No. 9 Bore Cleaner and oils. This also comes in a hard case, this time made of wood. The case is a little flimsy, but I’d still prefer it over a soft case. The kit includes 3 brass rods, four slotted ends, 5 bronze brushes (.22 and .30 rifle, .38 pistol, and 20 and 12 gauge shotgun), and a silicone cleaning cloth. The obvious downsides to this kit is that it isn’t equipped to clean 9mm or .45.

Hoppe's Deluxe Gun Cleaning Kit

Allen Deluxe Ultimate Gun Cleaning Kits

Allen’s cleaning kits are good upper-middle shelf items that are great for the intermediate gun owner.

The best gun cleaning kit from them is the Allen’s Ultimate Tactical Gun Cleaning Kit. This kit comes with 65 pieces and is branded to use high-grade tools. It comes with 8 bore brushes (.50, .44/.45, .40, .357/9mm, .30, .22, 12 gauge, and 20 gauge), 10 cleaning swabs, 3 brass slotted tips, 6 brass jags (upgraded from plastic), and brass adapters for 5-40 (.20 Caliber and less) 8-32 (rifle and pistol) and 5/16-27 (shotgun).

Allen Ultimate Gun Cleaning Kit

It also comes with upper and bolt carry key brushes, .223 and .308 chamber brushes and a tube cleaning brush. The list of additional parts is long so I include the rest in bullet points below.

The kit is all stored in a tactical hard-plastic casing, complete with pull out compartments. The organization of the kit is exceptional and in my opinion the best on our list. The only drawback to this kit is that there are no solvents or oils included, but Ultimate kit does have plenty of space in the case to store oils and solvents after purchasing them separately.

Other Features:

  • 3 specialty tools for MSR
  • Hex handle for use with one piece of the brass rod
  • Clear plastic tube and rope cable
  • 3-piece cleaning rods for shotgun and rifle/handgun
  • Muzzle guards for each cleaning rod (4mm and 6mm)
  • 3-piece brush and pick set (not included in Deluxe set)
  • Cotton cleaning patches
  • 10 cotton cleaning cloths

Real Avid Gun Boss Cleaning Kits- Bargain Specialized Compact Kits

Real Avid makes a series of compact Gun Boss kits for handguns, AR-15s, AK-47s, Shotguns, and other rifles that are a great something to take to the range or keep in your truck. Each kit typically comes with a 2-section rod with detachable T-handle, some jags, some brushes, and slotted tips. The tools come in a durable padded-hard-case and the kits prices range by about 10 bucks depending on if you’re buying for a handgun or longun. The overall quality of the case and tools are solid, and the only real drawback is that no solvents or oils are included.

Real Avid Gun Boss Handgun Kit

Real Avid Gun Boss Handgun Cleaning Kit

Real Avid .223 Gun Boss (For AR-15s)

Real Avid Gun Boss 223

Otis Tactical Cleaning Kit- Best Compact Kit

The Otis Tactical Cleaning Kit is very popular and in my opinion the best compact cleaning kit on the market. It comes with a wide assortment of tools, is compatible with pistols, rifles, and shotguns, and even has its own small CLP bottle, which is a great plus. The kit is more than twice as expensive as the Avid Gun Boss, but the quality is excellent and it has more universality. It comes in a soft padded zip-up case and we’ve listed the additional contents below.

Otis Tactical Cleaning Kit

Otis Tactical Cleaning Kit Contents:

  • 6 bronze bore brushes (.22/.223, .270, .30/.308/30-06/30-30, .38/9mm, .45 cal, 12 ga)
  • 2” & 3” cotton patches
  • 3 slotted tips
  • 2 patch savers
  • 8″ and 30″ aircraft grade Memory-Flex cables with thread connector
  • 34″ aircraft grade Memory-Flex® cable (5-40 thread) with slotted tip is small enough to clean .17 caliber firearms
  • T-handles that double as small & large obstruction removers
    Warranty protected

Hoppe’s BoreSnake Rifle Soft Sided Rifle Cleaning Kit

Hoppe's BoreSnake Rifle Cleaning Kit

Boresnakes can be a handy alternative gun cleaning tool for when you’re away from your primary cleaning kit. They were extremely common during the World Wars and if I’m not mistaken it was actually Hoppe’s BoreSnakes that were used by the US Military during WWII.

The Hoppe’s BoreSnake Rifle Soft Sided Rifle Cleaning kit comes with Gun Bore Cleaner, Hoppe’s Lubricating Oil and a Weatherguard cloth. Remember that a Boresnakes by no means can clean your gun completely, but these are good choice for shooters who like to give their gun’s barrel a quick clean immediately after use or for those who use a lot of corrosive ammo. They’re cheap, easy-to-use, and as compatible as can be. So give it a try if you think it might be handy.

Remington Bore Squeegee

The Remington Bore Squeegee is an easy-to-use tool that can replace the need for the jag/cleaning patch combo. The rubber squeegee head attaches to the cleaning rod and uses a baffle system to gently scrape away any remaining residue. It does a better job than cleaning patches in my opinion, plus it’s reusable.

Best Gun Cleaner, Solvents, and Oils

Below is a short list of our favorite gun cleaners, solvents, and oils. It’s wise to stick to these trusted brand names for quality assurance.

Hoppe’s No. 9 Gun Cleaner & Hoppe’s Elite Gun CleanerHoppes No 9 Elite Gun Cleaner

When it comes to the most respected and widely used gun cleaner it’s not even close:Hoppe’s No. 9. This cleaner is cheap, easy to use, and just a 8 ounce bottle could be all you need for years. It specializes in cleaning carbon buildup and lead. Most people will tell you Hoppe’s isn’t as well suited for cleaning copper, and this is unfortunately true.

But fear not, because Hoppe’s does offer a solution to these issues with their Elite Gun Cleaner. This more expensive alternative is great at removing copper fouling and comes in a spray bottle. Thanks Hoppes. Given that the Elite cleaner is more expensive, I would recommend using the two cleaners together to save some cash if you’re on a budget. I’ll be recommending one more gun cleaner, but in my opinion Hoppe’s is almost always the way to go.

M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner

There are some dissidents among us who prefer alternative cleaners to Hoppe’s, for reasons I may never fully understand. But for the rebels among you I’d alternatively recommend M-Pro’s gun cleaner. It’s odorless (Hoppe’s smells strong, but not bad), and a little better at removing copper fouling.

M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner

M-Pro 7 LPX Gun Oil

I think M-Pro’s gun oils are pretty much hands down the best on the market. It’s highly versatile and I think you can use it on pretty much any gun. The oil acts as a top notch lubricant, it’s easy to apply even in tough to reach places, and it keeps corrosion in check.

Best Gun Cleaning Kit – Buyer’s Guide

Not sure what you need or what makes a good cleaning kit? Check out our buyer’s guide below to learn more.

Why Cleaning Your Gun is Important

Someone new to firearms might be surprised how quickly the interior and exterior of a firearm can collect unwanted buildup. Usually it only takes two or three trips to the range before a gun is due for a cleaning. The first thing to understand is that cleaning your firearm is hardly just for aesthetics. The fouling in your gun can lead to corrosion over the long term and in the short term cause a number of major malfunctions with your firearm. Buildup gets everywhere and it cause issues with your firing pin, the springs, the action, the gas system, and of course the chamber. Even if a dirty gun manages to function, buildup will often affect the guns accuracy, sometimes drastically. Once corrosion starts to wear down the barrel then you’re really screwed.

This is common knowledge to many gun users, but hopefully now we’re all caught up to speed. The lesson is: Clean your gun. All the time. Even if you’ve left it in storage for a while without use, it can be wise to do a cleaning to get rid of any dust or dirt that may have accumulated.

What to Look For in a Prospective Gun Cleaning Kit

You want to be thorough when cleaning your firearm. Every nook and cranny will need to be attended. In order to do this you will need the right set of tools. When buying a kit first make sure that it comes with the parts required your type of gun. Some kits are specialized for shotguns, others for rifles, and handgun cleaning kits come in a wide range of caliber specifications.

Generally, a good universal kit like the ones we’ve listed above will have tools to clean a wide range of firearms. However, not all kits are totally complete so expect to maybe buy a couple of additional items to round out your gun cleaning arsenal.

After you have found a kit with your required caliber sizes, you want to look at the specifics of the kit. What kinds of tools are included and how are their quality? How about the kit’s case, is it durable and well organized?

We’ve assembled an Essential Tools list below in the glossary section of this guide. This will go into the details of each part and tell you what each is for and how to identify if one tool is of better quality than another. A kit should come with bore cleaning tools, such as bore brushes (remember to look for the right caliber), nylon brushes, bore mops, cleaning jags and/or slotted tips, rods, and cleaning patches. You’ll also want the kit to include more general tools like utility brushes, cleaning swabs, and ideally a set of cleaning picks. Lastly, you will need a gun cleaning solvent and gun oil. While some kits include their own solvent and oil many do not, so this is one of the items you will likely need to buy separately. But don’t worry we’ve added recommendations for that above as well.

Gun Cleaning Parts Glossary

Essential Tools

Bronze Bore Brushes – Bronze bore brushes are the primary tool used extract heavy carbon buildup in the barrel of the firearm. A kit usually comes with multiple bronze brushes and the quality of the bronze used in the brush will determine how effective it is at removing buildup. Quality bronze is also important as it will ensure that the brush doesn’t scratch the barrel during cleaning. Bronze brushes come in varying sizes to fit different caliber barrels, and it’s a good idea to buy a kit with a wide selection of brushes to fit varying sized firearms.

Bronze Bore Brush

Nylon Brushes – Nylon brushes aren’t as ubiquitous in cleaning kits as bronze bushes, but they are great for cleaning hard-to-reach and more sensitive areas of the gun. I’d recommend using a nylon brush when working with polymer or wooden-framed guns. Use them sparingly on the bore as they will wear out fast.

Bore Mops/Cleaning Swabs/Gun Mops – Bore mops are used after the bronze brush to remove any small pieces of leftover residue and oil still in the barrel of the gun. Like bronze brushes, more mops come in different sizes and it’s a good idea to wash them after every use to slow down deterioration.

Gun Bore Mop

Cleaning Jag – Cleaning jags are thin rods made from nickel, brass, or plastic. They’re used along with cleaning patches at the final stage of cleaning your barrel to remove any leftover grime or cleaning solvent from the barrel. This is important because leftover solvent in the barrel can lead to corrosion. Make sure to use a new cleaning patch after each use.

Gun Cleaning Jags Kit

Cleaning Patches – As explained above, cleaning patches are small squares of cotton that are mounted onto a jag to clean the bore of leftover cleaning solvent. These are included in almost every cleaning kit. Remember to only use a cleaning patch once and then replace it.

Gun Cleaning Patches

Slotted Tip Patch Holder – Slotted tip patch holders are an alternative to a cleaning jag. The cleaning patch is inserted through and wrapped around the slotted tip patch holder instead of pierced through like with a cleaning jag. I find slotted tip patch holders to be more difficult to use than traditional cleaning jags, but since they’re cheaper to make they tend to be found in lower quality kits. Choosing a slotted tip or a jag is up to you, but I’d recommend using a jag.

Slotted Tip Patch Holder

Cotton Swabs/Cleaning Swabs – Traditional cotton swabs sometimes come included with a cleaning kit, alternatively you can buy them at any drug store. These are good for doing touch-up cleaning and making sure to get excess solvent or tough-to-reach residue.

Double-End/Double Sided/Single Sided Utility Brushes – Utility brushes are made from stainless steel, nylon, or brass and look like a typical toothbrush. These are the primary tool used for cleaning the exterior of your firearm. Some utility brushes will come double-sided with brush heads on both ends.

Gun Utility Brushes

Cleaning Rods – Cleaning rods are a must , and several different sized cleaning rods should be included in any universal cleaning kit. These attach to the cleaning tools listed above and allow you to feed your cleaning tools down the bore of the firearm. You will want to be sure that whatever kit you decide to buy comes with appropriately sized cleaning rods for your firearm. Sometimes beginners will make the mistake of using a small rod to clean a large barreled rifle or shotgun only to find that the rod is to weak, so bear in mind sizing.

There are also variant styles of cleaning rods, and new flexible cleaning rods have now become popular. Rather than pushing the rod through, these flexible cables are used to pull your cleaning tools through the barrel. These can work great and are very compact, but be sure the cable is long enough to suit your gun’s barrel length. I think with longer barreled rifles and shotguns you’re still better off using a traditional rod, rather than trying to manage 30-inches of cable.

Cleaning Solvent – Cleaning solvents are used to clean your firearm and are therefore on of the most essential items in any cleaning kit. There’s a wide selection of solvents on the market and depending on what type of ammo you typically use (steel, brass, copper jacketed) certain types of solvent will be more effective than others. It’s a good idea to buy solvents from the trusted brand name manufacturers listed above.

Oil – Applying oil to your firearm after it is cleaned is the final step in the cleaning process. Oil serves several purposes. It acts mainly as a lubricant for all the mechanical elements within the firearm, and on top of that it helps prevent corrosion. As with cleaning solvents, it’s good to select oils from trusted brands that are designed for your firearm.

Optional Tools

CLP – CLPs (short for clean lubricate and protect) are a popular all-in-one cleaning and lubrication solution that you will no doubt come across when buying gun cleaning supplies. These can be great for when you are in a rush and want to do a quick cleaning, but it’s still important to use a conventional solvent and oil for a more thorough cleaning.

Bore Snake – Bore snakes are another tool used for giving your gun a quick clean. These shouldn’t replace traditional cleaning tools, but buying a bore snake in your firearms caliber can certainly come in handy. The boresnake is a nylon chord with an integrated bronze brush woven into the body and a cleaning swab woven into the tail. It’s drawn through the barrel of the gun like a flexible cleaning rod. We recommend Hoppe’s No. 9 Boresnakes as the best on the market.

Hoppe's 9 Bore Snake

Here are some other tools that could be helpful for cleaning your gun, but definitely aren’t necessary:

Pin Punches – disassembling a firearm for cleaning often requires you to remove several pins. The process of removing pins can become tedious, but it can be made easy with a set of punches. These are also needed for building firearms like an AR-15.

Punches are small rods of varying sizes that are pressed up against the pin you are trying to remove and then lightly hammered to make for easy extraction. They are typically made with either brass, plastic, or steel. Plastic punches are good for not scratching the gun, but they aren’t very effective when hammering is required. Brass is the best all-around type of punch. It’s a softer metal so it won’t damage the pins and they can be hit hard with a hammer if need by. Steel punches are what you would opt for if you need a really narrow punch, but be careful using steel punches as they are the most likely to damage your gun or deform the pins.

Screwdrivers – Most guns will require a screwdriver to completely takedown, so investing in a good set of different sized screwdrivers is recommended. It’s generally best to buy a screwdriver with interchangeable heads to save space. A set of specialty gunsmithing screwdrivers can offer a ton of added versatility and are extremely compact. This could be a worthwhile investment, especially for those with a varied gun collection.

Magnifier – I’m a young guy with good vision, but even I appreciate how much easier it is to work on my firearms when I’m at a workbench with a magnifier. It certainly isn’t necessary, but having a magnifier can make working with small components far less stressful and it’s pretty cool looking at the detail of your firearm through it. They’re also quite cheap.

Clamps – A simple set of rubber clamps can be another easy-to-obtain that just makes working with your firearm a little easier. Clamps hold the gun in place while you’re working on it, and while not necessary, they do make life easier.

Gun Vice – If you want to upgrade from using clamps, a gun vice is a great way to go. Gun vice’s can be expensive, but they do an amazing job keeping the gun in place.

How to Clean Your Gun

Here’s a basic rundown on what you will need to do during a typical clean:

  • Take your firearm and cleaning supplies into a well lit ventilated room. It’s also good to choose a place with good lighting, and I’d recommend laying out newspaper, a tarp, or some other sheet of plastic to protect the surface you will be cleaning on.
  • Unload your gun- remove the magazine and be sure there is nothing in the chamber. Always follow the rules of gun safety.
    Disassemble your gun as the manufacturer recommends- refer to your gun’s owner’s manual to assess how far the gun should be taken down for a proper cleaning. Pistols are typically taken down to barrel, slide, guide rod, frame, and magazine with additional stripping be unnecessary. Revolvers and shotguns will usually need to be field stripped to clean all components.
  • Apply cleaning solution to the inside of the barrel using a cleaning rod equipped with a cleaning patch. Enter the rod through the back of the bore and push through. Do not go through the front of the barrel as this can cause damage. Push the rod all the way through and repeat this process as many times as necessary. Remember to push the rod all the way through and not to pull it back through the barrel.
  • Run the bore brush through the barrel in the same fashion to loosen any leftover fouling
  • Do a final few passes with the cleaning rod with solvent. Repeat until the patches are going through the barrel without collecting any residue.
  • Use dry patches to remove any leftover solvent until the barrel is dry. Be sure to get all excess solvent as it can cause corrosion if left in the chamber.
  • After cleaning the barrel, the next step is to clean and lubricate the action. Once again use a cleaning brush soaked in solution to remove any fouling in the action. Be thorough during this process and don’t miss any hard to reach spaces. Having a range of different sized brushes and tools can be helpful here.
  • Dry the action and be sure to remove all solvent residue. Then apply oil throughout the various components of the action.
    Reassemble the firearm and clean the exterior of the firearm using solvent and the gun cleaning cloth provided in your kit (soft clothing can work also. Anything that won’t scratch)


It isn’t the most sexy topic in the world, but having the best gun cleaning kit and all the required cleaning solutions is certainly a must. The products listed here will be more than enough to get the job done.

The original article can be accessed at GunPros.

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Guns and Crime

Journalist tries to buy a gun at Walmart, learns it’s harder than she thought



Journalist tries to buy a gun at Walmart learns its harder than she thought

Hayley Peterson seems to be an honest journalist. This is rare in the hyper-tribal state of modern media in which news reports almost always push an agenda first, reporting the news second and only as a necessary platform for the aforementioned agenda. With the majority of journalists leaning left, this often means attaching to the Democrats’ agenda on gun control, open borders, and other pressing issues ahead of the 2020 election.

Business Insider, which is rated as “left-center” by Media Bias/Fact Check, has been building a reputation as a reliable news source after spending a few years trying to match Vox and Buzzfeed. Today, their bias is mild and their reporting is usually honest, as is the case with Peterson’s report on buying a firearm from Walmart…

…or at least trying to.

This is an interesting read for those who may be considering purchasing a firearm from Walmart or anywhere else as it highlights a few of the pitfalls that can be avoided. As an expert on Walmart, Peterson has regularly covered their employees’ campaigns to force the retail giant to stop selling firearms altogether, but this was her first foray into trying to actually buy a gun. In short, it’s not as easy as many politicians try to paint it as being with requirements for background checks and necessities for licensed personnel present that we rarely hear about in the media.

I tried to buy a gun at Walmart twice, and roadblocks left me empty-handed both times

I went to Walmart with the intention of buying a gun last week as part of an investigation into the placement, selection, marketing, and security of firearms in Walmart’s stores, and to learn more about the retailer’s processes governing gun sales.

My journey to bring a gun home from Walmart turned out to be far more complicated than I expected.

Business Insider or Haley Peterson could have easily scrapped or reframed the story to perpetuate the trend of “Walmart sell gun bad.” Instead, they delivered an honest, albeit still slightly biased, representation of her experience.

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How many times is the left going to claim the ground is shifting in the gun debate?




How many times is the left going to claim the ground is shifting in the gun debate

While Cory Booker is channeling George Orwell, once again the ground has supposedly shifted on Liberty Control.

Good news, the Left has come up with some ‘new’ memes in their synthesized self-righteous condemnation of Liberty in the midst of a ‘Serious Crisis’. Anyone on social media will recognize this all too familiar pattern that will begin the moment the news breaks of a tragedy they can exploit:

  • The Left will immediately politicize the pain of others – while projecting that on everyone else.
  • ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ are then mercilessly mocked.
  • It will be said that the defenders of Liberty ‘have blood on our hands’.
  • Then the calls to ‘do something!’ – anything, whether it will solve the problem or not.
  • Further restrictions on civil liberties are the made by opportunistic politicians.
  • Demands for laws that already exist on Background checks or Civil commitment.
  • While other Leftists make more demands for gun confiscation.
  • As emotions subside, entreaties for compromise emerge.

This is usually the end stage of the crisis sequence, after all of the juvenile invectives hurled by the Left, after all of the demands that we ‘turn in our guns’, after all of the exposition on how our basic human rights are to be controlled – by them. The national socialist left will realize they won’t be able to bully us into giving up our basic civil liberties. Hence, they will look to exploit something – anything – out of the ‘crisis’, they will try to force us into a compromise whereby they give up nothing and we move down the slippery slope to gun confiscation once more.

Afterwards, any ‘compromises’ or ‘bipartisan’ agreements that restrict the human rights of the innocent will inevitably fail to work. Then when another tragedy takes place the whole sequence begins once again. Existing laws will be ignored in lieu of new laws that do the same thing – while denigrating liberty in the process. This is ‘progress’ to the national socialist Left, seeing each ‘serious crisis’ as an opportunity they can exploit for political gain while never addressing the true causes of these tragedies.

The ‘new’ momentum meme addition to the same old crisis exploitation of the left.

A ‘new’ aspect of the debate has the ground shifting more than the San Andreas Fault. Leftists love their euphemisms, using every kind of synonym for confiscation they can muster. The ground shift meme is no exception, with endless variations that essentially try to exploit the same idea over and over. The problem is that the ground shift meme is only viable once. Then it becomes just one more piece of useless rhetoric thrown out into the ether. The ‘blood on hands’ accusation was the same at one point, now it’s just a pathetic attempt by the left to exploit a crisis they created.

From December 2012 [7 years ago]:

December 17th, 2012

Capitol Hill ground may be shifting on gun control .

New polls suggest elementary school shootings may be changing public opinion.

From last year:

March 1, 2018
Fla. Dem: ‘The ground is really shifting’ on gun control.

Apr 9, 2018
Pa. legislature becomes test bed for shifting sands on gun control.

December 26, 2018
2018 Brought A ‘Tectonic Shift’ In The Gun Control Movement, Advocates Say.

Then this year:

April 24, 2019
Democrats Shed Fear of Gun Control in Momentous Shift Entering 2020 Election.

August 4, 2019
Dayton and El Paso Shift Focus to Gun Control and Racism.

August 20, 2019
The political battle lines on guns are shifting.

It getting to the point that these pieces are merely wishcasting by the Liberty Grabbers hoping to move something that isn’t there.

Cory Booker channeling George Orwell.

It’s one thing to reuse the same meme over and over while trying to pretend it’s brand new, it’s quite another to try and sell socialistic slavery as ‘freedom’. Yes, there is nothing like taking away some people’s basic human rights to make them ‘free’.  In this case it’s everyone’s favorite political ambulance chaser from New Jersey, Cory Booker, trying to sell the idea that fear is supposed to justify the restriction of the common sense civil Liberty of self-defense. Eliminating fear from modern life would of course be impossible and there is no end to the rationalization of government control that could be used with this absurd pretext.

Apparently he thinks that the government and criminals having a monopoly on the use of force will serve to protect liberty because reasons. Since we all know how criminals and governments scrupulously follow the law, he has the perfect solution to the problem. Sadly because of what the left has done to the culture, we are witness to some more of these tragedies. Statistics show that thankfully these are decreasing and there are ways to solve the problem without restricting Liberty.

Unfortunately, the left has a very myopic view of the situation, only seeing opportunities for them to exploit rather than problems to be solved. Perhaps it is time to leave them out of the conversation and consider real reforms that will save lives instead of destroying Liberty.

One final word.

We of the Pro-Liberty Right need to start using one word when it comes to the Authoritarian Socialist Left’s demands that we incrementally give up our common sense human rights. We have compromised over and over without so much as an acknowledgement or thanks from the left, much less any type of compromise on their part.

There are ways to solve this problem without punishing the innocent and confiscating their private property. These need to be considered to solve this societal problem instead of focusing on inanimate objects. As for the Left’s incessant demands that we give up our basic human rights, we only need this one word response: NO!    [Repeat as many times as necessary]

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‘Breastfeeding’ illegal alien Maria Domingo-Garcia charged with identity fraud



Breastfeeding illegal alien Maria Domingo-Garcia charged with identity fraud

An illegal immigrant arrested in an early August ICE raid made national news this week when her lawyers claimed she was nursing mother who needed to breastfeed her 4-month-old daughter. But her claims have been contested by ICE as medical examinations show she is not lactating and she answered “no” when initially asked if she was breastfeeding. The narrative was created after the fact, according to ICE, and progressive legacy media pounced on it.

But Maria Domingo-Garcia’s situation is getting worse. She has now been charged with identity fraud stemming from willfully using someone else’s social security number to create a false identity. She is now in the custody of U.S. Marshals while awaiting federal trial.

Legacy media coverage of this story has been shoddy at best. They’re heavily reporting the story from the lawyers for Domingo-Garcia and reporting it as rock-solid evidence. But they’re splashing cold water on statements from Homeland Security that show all indicators point to Domingo-Garcia lying in order to gain her freedom. Considering she (1) Entered the country illegally to begin with, (2) Lied about her identity to illegally acquire documents that allowed her to work, and (3) Didn’t make her claims about breastfeeding until long after she was apprehended, it’s a safer bet that she’s lying, not ICE.

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As Domingo-Garcia’s lawyers press their story, her family has become the focus of media reports. It tugs on the heartstrings that this mother-of-three is separated from her husband and children, and it’s good that the community and their church have stepped up to help them. But the law is the law, and when you break the law, there are consequences for everyone involved. If identity fraud can be dismissed because the alleged criminal has a family, the law is meaningless.

As the saying goes, if you do the crime, you do the time. If Domingo-Garcia is found guilty of identity fraud, progressive media and Democrats will cry foul because of her family. Would they do the same for an American citizen committing identity fraud?

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