#GunSense: Ban #BumpStocks Discussion

After the Mandalay Bay Shooting in Las Vegas, I became slightly disturbed upon learning what bump-stocks were. They left me feeling really uneasy. The idea of something so simple can turn a semiautomatic into an automatic just didn’t sit well with me.

Like me, friend Jazz Shaw also never heard of these bump-stocks and he too doesn’t like them very much. While you should read the full thing, here is the main thrust of the article:

…I think we need to consider a ban on both bump stocks and these automatic fire conversion kits. (…)

Assuming you’ll allow me to get in a word edgewise after making that statement, permit me to expand on my reasoning here. The fact is that if conservatives truly want to maintain the brand of being supporters of the rule of law in a society guarded by constitutional law and order, we must recognize (even if you disagree) that fully automatic weapons are illegal in almost every instance. (We have a few exceptions which all require the highest level of background checks and federal scrutiny.) We can have a separate debate on whether such a ban is acceptable if you wish, but as things currently stand, that’s the law.

These conversion kits and bump stocks only exist for one reason, and that’s to allow a semiautomatic rifle to fire as a fully automatic model. You can pull out your amateur lawyer thesaurus (or professional copy for you actual lawyers) and try to talk your way around this subject, but there is no other purpose for these products to exist. If you accept that the law forbids the possession of fully automatic weapons in all but the most limited cases, then these products should also be illegal unless the purchaser already qualifies for ownership of a fully automatic weapons. For everyone else they should be banned.

Right on! Jazz made some really good points there.

However I did learn more about the subject at hand. As it turns out, bump-stocks (or sometimes called bump-fire-stocks) don’t turn semiautomatics into fully automatics. All bump-stocks do is simulate automatic fire. And yet I did not fully understand HOW bump-stocks simulated automatic fire, so my mind still wasn’t made up at this point.

Still very conflicted, I wanted to talk this out with someone. Nothing against Jazz Shaw, but I want to get a couple more opinions from other people.

Anthony Brian Logan hosts a show on YouTube and I wanted to get his take and this is how it went down:

Alright, you can stop laughing now. The line “A Bad Taste In My Mouth” was the only thing I could think of at the time.

Anthony gave me a lot to chew on. Then Jacob Wohl’s tweet sealed the deal for me:

This was the missing piece of info I needed to make up my mind. The bump-stock has NO mechanical parts or springs and is wholly dependent on the shooter to appear to be firing an automatic. While I must have read this explanation a dozen or so times, it took a document from President Barack Obama’s ATF to make me see the light of day. Thanks Obama!

Before I close-up, I do want to apologize to Jazz Shaw a little here. I was on the fence about bump-stocks when I first heard about them and his article push me on the “Ban Them” side (and I told him as much). After learning more about them and deep prayers, I can firmly say that I am on the “Don’t Ban Them” side (for now). I will hold no ill will against gun-rights conservatives who supports banning them, for now, because we are all still trying to wrap our heads around these things.

Should we ban bump-stocks? No. From what I’m told, they aren’t very popular to begin with anyway. You can’t aim for shit with a bump-stock and so you break the fourth gun safety rule* with them attached. For self-defense and hunting purposes, they suck. It is also not a mechanical conversion and still makes you do all the work. Personally, I honestly don’t see the value in them**.

The debate is just beginning. I, for one, look forward to having it.

Well, see ya’ later!


#GunSense: Why #SmartGuns Are Dumb

Since the gun debate has heated up, I have seen people posting in the #SmartGuns these days. I want to go over with the Left again, why smart guns are a dumb idea.

Lowell Ponte of Newsmax fires off a couple questions asking the gun control/smart gun advocates to answer:

What if the battery powering your gun’s computer chip has gone bad?

What if your trigger must confirm your fingerprint, but the fight to defend yourself has left your finger dirty or bloody?

What… if you need to use someone else’s “smart gun” in an emergency?

What if in your absence a spouse tries to defend herself, or himself, with your smart handgun programmed so that only you can fire it?

These are uncomfortable questions for the gun control/smart gun advocates, because there are no good answers. Lowell Ponte also points out three other points that I will go over myself.

Ponte notes that the “smart gun” Amatrix iP1 .22 goes for $1,399 and the wrist armband that goes with it is a whopping $399. Just like driverless cars, the average American will be priced out of owning a handgun in order to protect themselves. Only the super rich or the government will be able to afford them.

If we switch over to “smart guns” that use computer chips, anyone equipped with EMPs and electronic-neutralizing devices can easily disarm you.

Lowell Ponte’s last great point needs to be address:

A California smart gun start-up named Yardarm… has developed a technology so that “Users can even remotely disable their weapons.” If owners can do this, who else can?

I know, right? Smartphone tech is getting more advanced, but people are still dumb. Liberals also say they are worried about the NSA hacking into their personal lives, yet having a hackable gun is somehow a good idea?

Speaking of criminals, I dare you ask several of them if they would want to use a smart gun. I am sure any criminal worth his salt would not be using a “smart guns” themselves. I bet you anything they would rather equip themselves with the EMPs and electronic-neutralizing devices.

Kenneth W. Royce wrote that “no defensive firearm should ever rely upon any technology more advanced than Newtonian physics. That includes batteries, radio links, encryption, scanning devices and microcomputers.” I agree completely. Basically, smart guns are dumb because they would unreliable. Too many things can go wrong with them. I think gun control advocates knows this and that is why they push it.

Well, see ya’ later!


#GunSense: You Don’t Need A Gun To #Murder People

First, I like to offer my prayers for the families and friends Alison Parker and Adam Ward, as well as my unending hope they had their peace with God before the end. I also hope for the quick recovery of the third victim. My prayers for her and all of her family as well.

Second, I have watched the video of the murder. I will not embed or link it here, but I will describe it as best I can. Alison Parker was all smiles and having a nice talk about tourism. Then the shots ring out. Adam Ward turns as he falls to the ground, catching a glimpse of the murderer. We might even see some of his blood. Adam Ward did not make a sound. The third victim also doesn’t make a sound. However Alison Parker does not stay quite, at all. Parker screams and screams and yells “Oh My God!” just as the feed is cut off. That was the real screams of woman being murdered.

This is why we have the Death Penalty, people. I really want someone to defend “Life Without Parole” for this guy. In fact, I’d like to see this guy get the firing squad. Wouldn’t that be poetic justice for this wonton death and destruction?

With that all out of the way, I already hear the calls for “gun control” spring up. You don’t need a gun to murder people. To blame the gun, would be like blaming the rope the KKK used to hang people. The 9/11 Hijackers also didn’t need guns. If this monster didn’t have a gun to commit the murder, the monster could have a knife to stab these people. Or a blunt object or his hands to beat them to death. Or a bomb to blow the TV station. Or a car to run a WDBJ van off the road.

Do I want to see a world without guns? Yes, absolutely! I look forward to the day when we no longer have them. However for every story I hear of someone being murdered with a gun, I hear two or three stories about an armed person defending themselves with a gun. Guns are not evil or good, they just are. To unilaterally disarm the law abiding good people of this world of their best means of self-defense is just wrong. The bad guys do not care about gun control or gun free zones.

Gun control isn’t about controlling guns, but about controlling people. It is about making people dependent on the government and/or police state for their safety.

Well, see ya’ later!


About That Funny As Hell @Explosm Video

Ok, nothing is going to make sense until you watch the video. Just as a warning, not safe for work or little ones:

Now I am only going to talk only about the Star Spangle Bastard segment, so I only embeded that part. If you want to watch the whole video, go here.

I want to first start out by saying that this is funny, REALLY funny. No Gun Rights activist with a sense of humor should honestly be offended by this video. I was laughing my ass off by the end. In fact, it showed a few things right about gun control:

  1. In Common Law, the Fleeing Felon Rule permits the use of force (including deadly force) against an individual who is suspected of a felony, poses a threat of serious physical harm, and is in clear flight. Force may be used by the victim, bystanders, or police officers. The bank robbers all came in with guns and the Star Spangle Bastard had every reason to believe that the fleeing criminal posed a physical threat to other people. Thus the Star Spangle Bastard was not arrested and the left-wing MSM vilified him, yet honored the criminal. Very subtle there.
  2. Getting rid of all guns won’t stop wars. To be brutally honest, there were wars before guns. We’ll just rediscover old ways of warfare.
  3. Even if guns are magically wisk away, it won’t stop criminals. Again, they committed crime long before guns. We still have strong-arm crime even to this day.
  4. Gun Control advocates will lose in the end, just like in this video.

What the video got wrong:

  1. Every Gun Rights advocate would be appalled by Star Spangle Bastard’s gun use. This is just a false characterization by the left of the avarage Gun Rights advocate.
  2. Every Gun Rights advocate knows the Second Amendment is there, for the people, to protect the rest of the Bill Of Rights.

The other stuff is open to interpretation, but very amusing video neverless. The only reason that we shouldn’t be angry over this video, is that the gun control arguments presented here are strawmen and can be easily dismissed in any debate. We should see this as the beginning of the conversation and not the end. Check out my podcast on the subject.

Well, see ya’ later!


The Swamp #12

From My Cold Dead Hands!

The Swamp #12: Stuff, #NYSAFEAct, #GunControl, @ItsMoi_Merry And @TheH2 Guests!

Today we have Mer (Mary) on as a guest co-host! This is a Pro-Gun podcast, talking about such issues as “Gun Free Zones” and the NYSAFE Act. Then we bring on Andy, Senior Fellow at AoSHQ and NRA Endowment Member, to talk about Gun Control in general. But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!


Buffalo police now coming to homes after funerals to look for guns by Jazz Shaw

The Fifth Amendment, Self-Incrimination, and Gun Registration by Clayton Cramer

Mike Bloomberg takes his money local by Mike Allen

Well, see ya’ later!


Happy Fouth: Dragon’s Breath Edition

I saw this video a couple days (or weeks) ago, and I forgot where, but someone said the Russians don’t have the Second Amendment, yet they don’t think they need one. I guess so (skip to 4:22 to get to the Dragon’s Breath 12 Gauge rounds):

And fun times where had by all! Be safe everyone and remember what Ronald Reagan once said: “America is too great for small dreams.”

Oh yeah: I’m running for local office here in Lake County, FL. More on that later.

Well, see ya’ later!

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