Monday, January 27, 2020

The Second Amendment Works

by James Ostrowski, Lew Rockwell:

When I was a teenager, I supported gun control.  I had no real understanding of the issue, having never been taught about the history, purpose or efficacy of the right to bear arms in school.  I read Robert Sherrill’s book, The Saturday Night Special, and supported candidates who were anti-gun such as Ramsey Clark and Morris Udall.  I was on all other issues strongly in favor of civil liberties, but I did not make the connection at a young age.

In 1979, I joined the libertarian movement which is based on the natural rights of the individual to life, liberty and property, so the right to bear arms was an obvious part of the package.  Occasionally over the years, I would discuss the Second Amendment in my writings. In 1994, I wrote a column for the Mises Institute called “Guns and Drugs,”[1] in which I predicted, correctly, that the violence caused by the war on drugs would lead to an intensification of the war on guns, ironically since most gun owners favored the war on drugs.  I have urged, to no avail so far, advocates of the right to bear arms to join forces with advocates of the right to bear drugs, both being private property.  In the same article, published fourteen years before Heller v. District of Columbia, I argued that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms to deter government tyranny.

Bloomberg derides hero Jack Wilson: “It’s the job of law enforcement to have guns and to decide when to shoot”

from Fellowship Of The Minds:

According to The Hill, Nanny Bloomberg said this on January 1 when speaking about the Texas West Freeway Church of Christ hero Jack Wilson who stopped a shooter with his own gun:

“It may be true that someone in the congregation had his own gun and killed the person who murdered two other people, but it’s the job of law enforcement to have guns and to decide when to shoot,” the former mayor said earlier this month, adding, “You just do not want the average citizen carrying a gun in a crowded place.”

Check it out:

Richmond 2A Rally Ends Without a Hitch; Multiple People Shot Dead in Detroit, Kansas City & The Bronx

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

The heavily-armed Second Amendment rally in Richmond which drew an estimated 25,000 people went down without a hitch on Monday despite doomsaying from the media and Democrats, meanwhile there were multiple deadly shootings in the Democrat-controlled strongholds of Detroit, Kansas City and The Bronx within the past 24 hours.

NARRATIVE FAIL: Minorities, LGBT Community, Women Show Up In Force At Pro-Gun Rally

by Ryan Saavedra, Daily Wire:

The leftist American mainstream media tried to cast Monday’s pro-Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Virginia, as a white supremacist event that only extremists were planning on attending.

It turned out that entire narrative was widely false.

There were approximately 22,000 pro-freedom activists that showed up; the event concluded with no reported incidents occurring and only one arrest being made — a female who police say repeatedly ignored their warnings to remove a mask that she was wearing.

The Media Was Desperate, But Virginia’s Gun Rally Proved Them All Wrong

by Shelby Talcott, The Daily Caller:

  • The media worked hard to spread misinformation and fear leading up to Virginia’s gun rights rally Monday.
  • Multiple outlets and reporters made false claims about the event being either totally “white nationalist” or that “thousands” of white nationalists would be in attendance. Neither was true.
  • Several reporters on the ground, including at least one from CNN, found the prevailing narrative about the rally to be deeply inaccurate.

Antifa terrorists a NO SHOW at the Virginia pro-2A rally… deep state BACKS DOWN in presence of overwhelming patriot presence

by Mike Adams, via The Common Sense Show:

The overwhelming numbers of armed patriots at the pro-2A rally in Richmond, Virginia has apparently caused Antifa terrorists and deep state operatives to back down from their plans to instigate staged violence for CNN’s cameras. While an estimated “tens of thousands” of armed patriots peacefully demonstrated at the Virginia capitol today, there were no reports of Antifa terrorists on the scene.

Antifa simply could not be found. It’s clear they decided to back down.

OPERATION TERMINATE 2A MOVEMENT: A Special Report on the Deep State-controlled Virginia Gun Rally

from State Of The Nation:

What: False Flag Operation(s) at Virginia Gun Rally

When: January 20, 2020

Where: Richmond, Virginia

WhoDeep State + Virginia State Government +
FBI’s COINTELPRO + C.I.A. + Mainstream Media

How: Gladio-style Mass Shooting and/or Bombing
and/or Riots Triggered by Agents Provocateurs
and/or Vandalism Perpetrated by Fake Patriots
and/or Shocking Crime Sprees by Crisis Actors
While All of These Are Dramatized and Truth is
Covered Up by the MSM

Why: To Gut the Second Amendment in Virginia,
followed by the Entire Nation

New Mexico Lawmakers pre-filing gun control bills

by Sean Walton, The Daily Sheeple:

While the New Mexico Legislature won’t convene until next week, anti-gun legislators have already pre-filed multiple gun control bills, including “Red Flag” gun confiscation laws and bans on popular firearm accessories.

House Bill 7 / Senate Bill 5 – Sponsored by Rep. Daymon Ely and Senator Joseph Cervantes, these bills would authorize the seizure of firearms and/or ammunition from individuals without due process. Unchallenged statements made by a petitioner before a judge, alleging that someone is a danger to themselves or others in an ex parte proceeding — prior to any formal court hearing at which the respondent can be represented by counsel and present counter-evidence — would be sufficient for law enforcement to enter that person’s home and confiscate their private property.

‘Come and take it’: Thousands rally in Virginia against new gun-control laws (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

from RT:

Thousands of gun-rights supporters and militia members have gathered at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, in an armed show of defiance against a slew of gun laws proposed by Governor Ralph Northam.

Northam – who shot to international infamy last year when a yearbook picture of him in blackface surfaced – has proposed a bevy of new gun laws in the wake of a mass shooting at Virginia Beach last May. Democrats took control of the state’s House of Representatives and Senate in November, giving Northam the political path to passing these laws. The proposed measures include universal background checks, ‘red flag’ laws, and a restriction on handgun purchases. A highly controversial ban on AR-style semi-automatic rifles was struck out by the State Senate last week.

NBC Hack Shamelessly Misleads, Calls Second Amendment Rally “White Nationalist”

by Shane Trejo, Big League Politics:

An NBC News journo shamefully defamed thousands of Virginians who plan on attending an upcoming Second Amendment Rally at the state capital, claiming that they were convening for a “white nationalist rally” on a Sunday tweet.

Monday’s Second Amendment Rally is expected to draw thousands of gun rights supporters. The event has nothing to do with white nationalism, and instead is occurring to protest Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s wide-reaching gun control package he’s seeking to impose upon the people of the state.

“Come And Take It”: Massive Virginia Gun Rights Rally Kicks Off In Richmond

from ZeroHedge:

Virginia’s annual “Lobby Day” pro-second-amendment demonstration will be noticeably larger this year, thanks to the fact that the Democrats who control Virginia’s governorship and both houses in the General Assembly are plotting sweeping gun control legislation that could include red flag laws, limits on handgun purchases, universal background checks and a draconian assault weapons ban.

Richmond 2A Rallygoers To Be Corralled Into ‘Chain-Link Pen’ With Only One Way In And Out

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

Folks attending the Second Amendment rally at the Capitol grounds in Richmond, Virginia on Monday will be barred from exercising their Second Amendment rights and corralled into a chain-link “pen” with only one entrance and exit.