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No guns, no power…

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MSNBC   unintentionally underscored the need for our Second Amendment by pointing out,  almost with an air of bewilderment,  that the beleaguered Venezuelan citizens did not have guns and Maduro was staying in power because the military did,  as demonstrated  here.   DUH!!!!!!

The Founding Fathers did not envision We the People using firearms only for squirrel and deer hunting and self-protection.  They meant for the citizenry to be armed to stand with the government when necessary,  or face off against it when it lost our consent to be governed.

One of Hugo Chavez’s first acts as El Presidente was to ban guns to make the imposition of his tyranny far easier.   Citizens who cannot defend themselves swiftly become subjects,  and that is the goal of every single Democratic presidential candidate.  When Kamala Harris shrieks about “common sense gun safety laws”  she is lying through her teeth.   All the proposals are gun control efforts,  and many of hers are based on lies.  One of the worst examples is her claim that we need background checks.  We already have them.  Even at gun shows,  the dealers must be licensed and do background checks.  You do not simply waltz into a show and take home a weapon.

The safest place I have ever been is a bar outside of Fort Bragg,  NC, populated almost entirely by Green Berets.   They didn’t need firearms there,  because every single one of them could kill you with their bare hands.   Were they dangerous people?   Most certainly,  but not because they used guns in the performance of their duties.

I applaud the Venezuelan  general urging  his officers to rise up against the Maduro regime.  Perhaps they will raid the military warehouses to arm the populace, so the fight won’t be one-sided.

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Written by timeforthorns

May 15, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Microsoft dumps gun emoji…

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In April of last year Microsoft followed Google,  Facebook and Apple in ditching its hand gun emoji,  to be replaced by a wimpy water gun version.   This link has  a chart  of the changes.

I mention this now because the Democrats who control the House are desperate to eviscerate both the First and Second Amendments  They don’t wish to be bothered with any competing ideas through free speech.  If they were not intending to do to us things for which the only proper response would be our use of firearms,  they would not be so determined to rob us of the right to protect ourselves.  Progressives would welcome another school shooting so they could have an excuse to call for more gun control.   They will not acknowledge the studies which show that armed citizens stop hundreds of thousand of crimes each year, preferring to believe that if you want to have a gun, you must be an evil criminal.  They never admit to living behind gates and walls and layers of armed security themselves.

It is up to you to demand that your Congress critters strike down the multitude of attempts to kill the first two parts of the Bill of Rights,  the document the Founders devised to enable us to protect ourselves and our country against those who would destroy it.  You have been warned — now get off your asses and start calling and writing!

 

 

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February 4, 2019 at 3:42 pm

This is real?

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Apparently so,  though you’d think a candidate  who lives in  Colorado would be sufficiently aware of guns to realize that the average pepper spray’s maximum effectiveness range runs about 10 feet,  meaning you’d be dead long before you got close enough to a shooter’s eyes to do any damage.   The average short-barreled pistol is most accurate at 10 to 12 feet,  but a shooter is not going to wait for you to close the distance.  Of course,  if you’re a decent shot and in practice,  your effective range would be at least twice as far.  And yes,  you and your children can thank the Lord that he is a Democrat!

 

 

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June 19, 2018 at 9:58 pm

Some Christmas music….

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A group of veterans owns and  operates the Black Rifle Coffee Company.   I haven’t had the opportunity to try their coffee,  their  take on  playing Christmas carols is outstanding!

 

 

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December 26, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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Black Friday breakdown…

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Full confession:  I don’t do Black Friday.   I stay away from stores,  both brick and mortar and online varieties.  I choose not to subject myself to the bargain hunting masses  resembling crocodiles  at feeding time,  but with firearms.   Not even for the  free gun  giveaways at Cabela’s,  though I expect shoppers there to behave better than these men arguing over  a toy  car.   I will also not be among  the millions  in my pajamas searching for deals on Cyber Monday.

This decision means I don’t have to care about the Amazon workers in Germany and Italy  striking on  Black Friday,  or the  universal chaos  the event causes in the industrialized world.   Nor do I have to contemplate how to sneak in early by wearing what  appears to  be store employee uniforms.  I have long known that holiday shopping is the  make or break event for most retailers,  but since I have finished my shopping,  I can simply  contemplate how  stores are trying to draw Amazon customers,  be ready to take advantage of anything spectacular,  and be very pleased that I am not inside a store being tracked  by facial  recognition software.

To those of you who survived Black Friday,  congratulations!   For those who selected the comforts of home over survival,  welcome to the anti-frantic shopping club.  I’m going to reheat some turkey and dressing,  make some breakfast bread with leftover cranberry sauce,  and trim my pepper plants so I can fit them all inside my front hall.   That and revel in the fact that last year’s record-setting number of  background requests  for guns to the FBI has been broken by the more than 200,000 requests made this year  — some of you have truly woken up!

 

 

 

 

 

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November 26, 2017 at 1:33 pm

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Eagle freed…

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…by an Army veteran who patiently  shot away  branches bit by bit for 90 minutes until he could get the rope which had entangled the young eagle.

If it were not for guns and a man who knew how to use them,  the eagle would have died hanging from that tree.   What say you now,  gun-grabbers?

 

 

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July 5, 2016 at 10:06 am

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If I ever…

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…travel to Utah,   I am definitely eating at  this family  restaurant!

 

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March 31, 2016 at 11:51 pm

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