It’s open season on laser sights now.
Just as bump stocks became the source of all evil after the Vegas shooting last year, endlessly pilloried by pols and their jackal media accomplices – both having latched on with upper and lower jaws to a fresh excuse to advance their agenda for controlling our guns.
A guy in Illinois shot up his ex-workplace and killed five people, apparently using a pistol with a laser dot sighting system. The local Obergruppenfuhrer – i.e., “Lieutenant General” Kristen Ziman – did not mention the laser sight during her press conference about the incident, but the media neon backlit it in their coverage of the incident.
CNN’s headline practically screamed it: Shooter in Deadly Illinois Rampage Had a Gun With a Laser Sight!
Here we go again.
Because it works.
Tyranny in America is an incremental story. One bite at a time, so to speak. TSA gate rape could never have been implemented had not the general public already been habituated to being forced to demonstrate sobriety (as well as all their “papers” being in order) at random roadside “checkpoints.” It’s not a Great Leap Forward, logically or psychologically, to get those same battered-down people to accept being forced to demonstrate they aren’t “terrorists” at the airport – and bus station and NFL game.
One thing follows another, like elephants at the circus.
It is the same with regard to guns – which are no more the thing in question than “sobriety” at checkpoints or “terrorists” at the airports. These are merely the incidentals – the pretexts deployed to justify the thing which is in question.
Observe that the armed government workers who man the checkpoints are immune from having to demonstrate their sobriety – or produce their “papers” on demand (by us, were we in any position to demand them).
Also that one can avoid Gate Rape if one flies privately. Because “terrorists” can’t afford to charter an airplane, apparently. But the power elite – this encompasses government muckety-mucks as well as those affluent enough to own a controlling interest in the muckety-mucks) can afford it – and so they avoid it.
And guns. Is it even necessary to elaborate? They aren’t to be “controlled” – they are merely to be denied.
Us, that is.
Of a piece with the “climate change” shibboleth. Believe there is a crisis when you see the power elite reducing its “carbo footprint” rather than urging – and decreeing – that we reduce ours.
The Obergruppenfuhrer pictured above will not be “controlled” insofar as the weaponry she may avail herself of, anymore than Chuck Schumer’s cordon of AGWs will be forbidden bump stocks or laser sights.
The prohibitions are not general – nor the enforcement.
Which ought to tell people something, if they were to stop ad think about it a little.
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Quite often, firearms owners are their own worst enemies. The duck hunters don’t like the AR-15 “black rifles” so they see no problem if attempts are made to ban them. The traditional rifle owners don’t like machine guns, so they have no problem with them being legislated out of existence. Some pistol owners see nothing wrong with certain long guns being outlawed just as some rifle owners would have no problem seeing pistols banned. You see, anti-gunners want them all. They will chip away a little at a time until their goal of civilian disarmament is complete. They have an excuse for banning every firearm. Scoped bolt-action rifles are defined by anti-gunners as “sniper rifles” because they are “too accurate”. Magazine-fed weapons are suspect because of high (actually normal) magazine capacity. Handguns are suspect because they are “easily concealable”. The gun grabbers want them all and have made (flimsy and suspect) excuses for banning every type of firearm. They don’t care how long it takes. and will use incrementalism to their advantage.
Friends, ALL firearms advocates must “hang together” and realize that an assault on ANY means of firearms ownership and self-defense is an assault on ALL forms of firearms ownership and self-defense.
There is absolutely NO ROOM for complacency among ANY Second Amendment supporters. An attack on one is an attack on ALL…
ALL firearms laws are unconstitutional on their face. Imagine the hue and cry if “reasonable” restrictions were placed on First Amendment activities, especially with the “mainstream media”. The Second Amendment is clear–what part of “shall not be infringed” do politicians and the media not understand…of course, they understand full well…it’s part of their communist agenda…
Even the NRA bears some responsibility for capitulation on matters concerning firearms. The NRA failed when it allowed the National Firearms Act of 1934 to stand without offering opposition, the 1968 Gun Control Act, the NICS “instant check” system, the “no new machine gun for civilians” ban in 1986, the so-called “assault weapons ban in 1994, and other infringements of the Second Amendment. Let’s face it. What better way to increase membership than to “allow” infringements to be enacted and then push for a new membership drive. Yes, the NRA has done good, but its spirit of “compromise” will only lead to one thing…confiscation.
If the NRA is truly the premier “gun rights” organization, it must reject ALL compromise…
What especially galls me are the guys who loudly and proudly proclaim that they’re LEGAL gun owners, as if they’re proud of being good little boys to jump through the unconstitutional hoops to enjoy their privilege of owning a gun.
No, the use of the word privilege wasn’t a a mistake; it was quite intentional. The NICS background check rendered the Second Amendment null and void, because it amounts to asking for PERMISSION to buy a gun. Well, if you have to seek permission to do something, then you do not have the RIGHT to do that something-duh.
Only reason I maintain and extend my NRA membership is that the Progleftists hate them (therefore me!) so much.
And this “privilege” thing is why I won’t beg for a CC permit. Might as well get used to being and outlaw because it is coming sooner or later.
I took that concealed carry class and by the time I had been schooled on what not to do I was sick of it. I’ve always been a good shot and pistols were no exception. I’d put however many they said to fire right into the head.
It would piss the instructors off and they’d say ‘If you ever have to shoot someone, they’ll use these results(results my ass, they weren’t keeping those targets, they were just jealous) and you could be in big trouble. It went on and on like that.
At the very end when they handed me my forms I left and came home and looked at them. In disgust I got up and threw them in the burn barrel and set it on fire. I continued to pack heat. FEFEFH’s
But apply this logic to car culture, and suddenly it’s Epic Flamewar Time.
The problem is, we have allowed the anti Second Amendment crowd to define the terms.
A firearm is a tool which possess no evil intent on its own. Assigning intent to an inanimate object is the epitome of insanity. Demonizing a weapon on “looks alone” also marks the accuser as an unstable individual who is also insane. Call them out on their illogic and insanity.
Another dirty tactic the anti-Second Amendment crowd uses exposes children to potential and actual harm by putting them in “gun-free zones”. These people care not one wit about children, but uses them for their own nefarious purposes.
We need to TAKE BACK the argument…
When the antis blame the firearm for the actions of a criminal, state that: “a firearm is an inanimate object, subject only to the intent of the user. Firearms ARE used to preserve life and make a 90 lb. woman equal to a 200 lb. criminal.
When the antis attempt to justify their “gun free zones” counter their misguided argument with “you mean, criminal safety zones” or “victim disarmament zones”. State that “we protect our money, banks, politicians and celebrities, buildings and facilities with PEOPLE WITH GUNS, but protect our children with “gun-free zone” signs”.
When the antis state that: “you don’t need and AR-15”, counter with, “Who are YOU to consider what I need?”
When the antis criticize AR-15s in general, counter with: “you mean the most popular rifle of the day, useable by even the smallest, weakest person as a means of self-defense. Besides, AR-15s are FUN to shoot”. Offer to take them to the range and supply them with an AR-15, ammunition and range time. I have made many converts this way.
When the antis state that: “You don’t need an AR-15 to hunt with”, counter with “AR-15s ARE used for hunting, but in many states, are prohibited from being used to take large game because they are underpowered”.
When the antis state that: “AR-15s are high powered rifles”, correct them by stating that “AR-15s with the .223 or 5.56mm cartridge are considered medium-powered weapons–NOT “high-powered” by any means”.
When the antis state that: “the Constitution was written during the time of muskets, and that the Second Amendment should only apply to “weapons of that time period”, state that: “by your logic, the First Amendment should not apply to modern-day telecommunications, internet, television, radio, public-address systems, books and newspapers produced on high-speed offset printing presses. Only “town-criers” and Benjamin Franklin type printing presses would be covered under the First Amendment”.
When the antis state that “only law enforcement and government should possess firearms”, remind them of the latest school shooting, as well as Columbine, where “law enforcement” SAT ON THEIR HANDS while children were being murdered, afraid to challenge the shooter, despite being armed to the hilt. The government-run murderous sieges at Ruby Ridge and Waco are also good examples of government (mis)use of firearms.
Gun-banners want ALL guns, even if they attempt to get them a little at a time, chipping away at the Second Amendment. Here are the “excuses” that the anti-gun crowd uses to “justify” their misguided position:
The Second Amendment is the most “infringed” of any part of the Constitution.
This tome can be used to counter any argument against any infringement of our Second Amendment.
You forgot to mention they are willing to kill to achieve the goal.
So then, will a laser pointer and electrical tape be “constructive possession” ???
only if you use a 3D printer to make a mounting bracket.
The tape is the mounting bracket, but I like the way you think.
And if you point out the slippery slope in action they’ll accuse you of a logical fallacy. Afterwards they’ll argue gun owners should be licensed and insured because both are required to legally operate an automobile
“Also that one can avoid Gate Rape if one flies privately. Because “terrorists” can’t afford to charter an airplane, apparently. But the power elite – this encompasses government muckety-mucks as well as those affluent enough to own a controlling interest in the muckety-mucks) can afford it – and so they avoid it.”
Oh, it is way beyond that. The hotels in Aspen will actually drive you and your luggage in one of their GMC Yukons from the lobby of the hotels out onto the tarmac and directly to your plane’s staircase. If your pilot is worth his salt there will be a doormat or similar ground cover to keep you from having to get your feet even slightly damp before boarding. From your room at the inn to the seat in the plane you’ve only had to walk at most maybe a 1/4 mile. Compare that to the several miles between the economy parking lot and gate D-74.
Nice perk for those who’ve earned it. But for most of the people living the pampered lifestyle I doubt they’ve ever built anything without stealing from someone else first. Maybe their grandparents did, and then set them up with a make-work job running the charitable foundation, but given the number of times Hillary Clinton came calling for “private fund raising events” back in 2015-6 (and to a lessor extent the reverence for Jerry Ford over in Vail), I think it is safe to say these folks never worked an honest day in their lives. And I won’t even bother pointing out the insanity of Michelle Obama’s I-70/CO rt 82 rolling road closure and high speed entourage because “her” airplane was too large to land at Sardy Field, so she was inconveniently forced to land in Grand Junction and make the last leg on land.
RK, they really want to stick it up our ass by doing such. I always wondered….and verily knew, that a supposedly important person would be much better off getting into a nondescript vehicle with their armed entourage and getting where they needed to go without a fortune being spent.
This dog and pony show obviously accomplishes several points they don’t want lost on the mutts trying to make a living in flyover land.
West Texas is known for good hunting and many high-placed govt. employees come here to stay for a week or two. But you never know it until you hear it from a neighbor. There are no armored parades of vehicles. They may be armored but no parade. They generally land at a private air strip and are escorted by potential terrorists such as the land owner and state police in pickup the Texas Parks and Wildlife markings.
Much like the Bundy fiasco, you can identify the terrorist by their motorcade and war zone gear sporting various “official” insignia. Everyone else on the road are people trying to make a living.