The Weekly Sedition

Thursday, 23 June 2022

“No One Wants To Take Your Guns,” v. 06-22-2022

Filed under: memes, Politics, Principles, Resistance, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:06 PM

Last year (Tuesday, 8 June 2021), one “MikeWrites” said that when hoplophobes and victim disarmers say that they don’t want to “take your guns” (forciby disarm you), that he isn’t in that crowd, and that he DOES want to take your guns.

H/T Larry Correia — Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 1:41 PM MST

Some notes and thoughts about this post —

The post in question (Tuesday, 8 June 2021) has apparently been deleted.

Mr. “MikeWrites” styles himself as a writer, yet apparently won’t post his real name. It’s understandable to not use your full name when explicitly stating that you’re willing to use deadly force to deprive others of liberty and property in order to have your momentary warm fuzzy that you “made a difference” and “got something done.”

What “MikeWrites” DOES do is post profilicly on Twitter (the first four letters of “Twitter” describe him to a tee).

It’s also apparent that “MikeWrites” hasn’t read “2nd Amendment and the Kool-aid Drinkers” by CSM Paul Howe (U.S. Army (Retired))

Basically, CSM Howe was an “assaulter” with the “Delta Force” (1st Special Forces, Operational Detachment Delta). His 8-to-5, Monday-to-Friday occupation was dynamic-entry and close-quarter combat — when he wasn’t training for such operations, he was either on actual ops or training others to run such ops.

In “2nd Amendment and the Kool Aid Drinkers,” CSM Howe makes the case that enforcing firearms confiscation on a large scale will be a fools’ errand at best, and a bloodbath at worst, with the disarmament crowd’s enforcers suffering significant casualties. And that’s for people who train for this sort of thing as their day job.

Chances are that when “MikeWrites” says he’s OK with uncooperative gun owners being killed en masse in the name of victim disarmament, he’s not willing to “stack up” and do the wet work himself. He’ll be wanting to schluff the getting hands dirty part off onto law enforcement.

You see, “stacking up” and getting shot at by those us unwilling to surrender liberty and property upon the demand of “MikeWrites” for his warm fuzzy of the day — well, that just might get in the way of “MikeWrites” posting pictures of his dinner plates to Twitter.

It’s also a good bet that “MikeWrites” was on board with the calls to “defund the police” in 2020, in response to the murder of George Floyd.

So he wants the people he expects to get shot at for his pet cause (victim disarmament) to do so, but without all of the weapons and ammo that they will insist on having for the task?

In short, Mr. “MikeWrites,” it’s time for you and yours to shit or get off the pot.

“Stack up” or shut up, “MikeWrites” !


Lindsey Graham’s 30 Pieces of Silver, v. 2022?

Filed under: memes, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:53 PM

It seems that Lindsey Graham, the “senior” Republican U.S. Senator from South Carolina, is getting his just rewards for supporting “common sense gun safety” legislation, namely “an agreement on principle for gun safety legislation Sunday, which includes ‘needed mental health resources, improves school safety and support for students, and helps ensure dangerous criminals and those who are adjudicated as mentally ill can’t purchase weapons.'”

Aside from the fact that Graham won’t be up for re-election until 2026 (four years is almost an eternity where electoral politics is concerned), it seems that his recent “move to the center” in his quest to appease the hoplophobes and victim disarmers isn’t quite reaping the rewards he wants (the hoplophobes and victim disarmers saying good things about him) —

H/T Steven Barnes — Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 1:33 PM MST

You see, instead of congratulating Graham for “moving to the center” and “meeting them halfway,” the hoplophobes and victim disarmers are pissed at him for only giving them half a loaf, instead of the whole loaf and then some, such as outlawing civilian ownership of “assault weapons” such as AR-15-, M4- and AK-47-pattern rifles, and legalizing third-party litigation against gun manufacturers and retailers

So while Graham may get some accolades from the Necrotic Republican Association National Rifle Association for his pro-gun-when-it’s-convenient rhetoric, I suspect that he won’t get much traction with the rest of the right-to-own-and-carry-weapons crowd [GOA, FPC, etc.].

Ain’t that a cryin’ shame, now?

As they say in the South, “Bless your heart, Lindsey Graham.”


NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level — 25.5

Quote of the Day for Thursday, 23 June 2022

Filed under: Principles, Quote of the Day, Resistance, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:35 PM

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?

Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . . The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!

If . . . if . . . We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more — we had no awareness of the real situation . . . . We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
— Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago


Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Joe Biden in July, 1985 — “I have never believed . . . .”

Filed under: memes, Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:07 PM

H/T Lily Gonzalez — Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 7:11 AM MST


Thursday, 9 June 2022

Don’t Ask Why I Need an AR-15, Ask Why Cops Need AFVs

Filed under: memes, Politics, Principles, Resistance, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:21 PM

H/T Libertarian Party of Kentucky — Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 12:17 PM MST

“But wait, there’s more!” as the televised pitchmen say.

Those same hoplophobe and victim disarmers who demand that you surrender your AR-15- and your AK-47-style rifles so that they can have their momentary “warm fuzzy” that they “got something done” and “made a difference” — their sock puppets in the New York State Legislature want New Yorkers that aren’t Political Classholes or in the service of same to surrender any privately-owned body armor in their possession:

Reason: New York’s Body Armor Ban May Be Stupidest Gun Legislation Yet


Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Ironic that Democrats hate the only thing produced by socialism that actually works

Filed under: Economics, Politics, Self-Defense, Technology — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:22 PM

H/T Libertarian Party of Jefferson County [Colorado] at Friday, May 6, 2022 at 9:29 AM MST [via Libertarian Party USA (Unofficial) Facebook group]


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page / Wimkin page /
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    3. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    4. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
    5. KCUF Media — Facebook / Spreely / WordPress
    6. Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus — Facebook page / Spreely page
    7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
    8. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page / Wimkin group / Wimkin page
    9. “No One Wants to Take Your Guns” — Facebook page / Wimkin page
    10. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
    11. Stupor Bowl Sundae Feetball Shoot — Facebook page / Spreely page
    12. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
    13. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    14. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    15. Vote the Air NM — Facebook page
    16. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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Monday, 18 April 2022

19 April — ATF is America’s Schutzstaffel

Filed under: History, Media, Politics, Principles, Resistance, Self-Defense, Viewing — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:06 PM

H/T GhostGuns.comSaturday, April 16, 2022 at 6:28 PM MST

Naturally, we can’t forget Mike McNulty’s Waco: The Rules of Engagement[1]

— and McNulty’s follow-up film, Waco: A New Revelation[2]

Today we remember that on Monday, 19 April 1993, the Clinton Administration was so concerned about child welfare that they were willing to kill 27 kids by asphyxiation, incineration, and automatic-weapons fire to get at three adults accused of tax and paperwork violations.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Waco: The Rules of EngagementBing, DuckDuckGo, Google, IMDb, Infogalactic, Presearch, Searx, Startpage, Wikipedia
  2. Waco: A New RevelationBing, DuckDuckGo, Google, IMDb, Infogalactic, Presearch, Searx, Startpage

NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE]Number 1,153: Sunday, 24 April 2022 (as “April 19”)

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Monday, 4 April 2022

One-sided Shootout at Coronado Mall!

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Reading, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:08 PM

More “gun violence” at an Albuquerque mall on Thursday, 31 March 2022, as reported by the Albuquerque Journal, and reposted by the Journal to Facebook[1]

Five teens accused of beating at Coronado Center, by Matthew Reisen, Journal Staff Writer by Matthew Reisen, Journal Staff Writer

At least this time, no one seems to have been injured or killed as a result of shots fired.

Meanwhile, there have been several firearm-related homicides (involving shots fired at the victims) at other locations around Albuquerque — in the Downtown area, for example.

“Rbj Benjamin” posted a comment

Where’s our concealed carriers when you need them?

To which I replied

Concealed carry is not permitted on the property, per Coronado Center policy.

Blame Coronado for this one with their “No weapons allowed on site” policy, not concealed-carriers for their “failure” to be first responders to this incident.

And then there’s my follow-up comment

So when Ross and Morales were allegedly pistol-whipping the Fuddruckers employees, should that be considered “gun violence” (firearm(s) were involved) or “blunt-object violence” (no shots were fired at that time) ?

ONCE AGAIN, we see just how “effective” this sort of “No weapons allowed” policy is (it is NOT effective, for those too dense to understand sarcasm) in stopping firearm-related crime.

As for the “gun free” status of Coronado (and Winrock, Cottonwood, etc.), if someone is injured or killed by a criminal there, and that injury or death could have been prevented had the victim been armed, I hope the victim or their survivor(s) sue the property owners into non-existence.

Something not yet brought up: Ross and Morales are both under the age of 21. This means their mere possession of handguns was a federal offense. ANOTHER failure of the victim disarmament statutes.

Apparently, I made a mistake — per 18 U.S.C. § 922(x)(2)[2], Ross was legal in possessing a handgun.

Still, Ross’ alleged pistol-whipping of the Fuddruckers staff was definitely NOT legal, and would probably constitute battery, if not aggravated battery

30-3-4. Battery.

Battery is the unlawful, intentional touching or application of force to the person of another, when done in a rude, insolent or angry manner.

Whoever commits battery is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

30-3-5. Aggravated battery.

  1. Aggravated battery consists of the unlawful touching or application of force to the person of another with intent to injure that person or another.
  2. Whoever commits aggravated battery, inflicting an injury to the person which is not likely to cause death or great bodily harm, but does cause painful temporary disfigurement or temporary loss or impairment of the functions of any member or organ of the body, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
  3. Whoever commits aggravated battery inflicting great bodily harm or does so with a deadly weapon or does so in any manner whereby great bodily harm or death can be inflicted is guilty of a third degree felony.

What’s the takeaway here?

The lessons to be learned from this incident are as follows:

FIRST, victim disarmament edicts, whether they are in the form of public-sector statutes and regulations, or a private-sector “NO WEAPONS ALLOWED” policy, don’t do much of anything to deter violent criminals from committing crimes.

If anything, they do the exact opposite — they make it easier for the criminals to victimize others.

Think of them as a sort of “workplace safety” code for the bad guys, making what are supposed to be “safe spaces” for shoppers and tourists into a  happy hunting ground for the crooks.

As the saying goes, “When seconds count, the cops are minutes away.”

But . . . but . . . what about the “NO WEAPONS ALLOWED” sign? Surely, those intent on committing assault, battery, robbery, burglary, and possibly murder will see that sign, and then leave their guns in the car, right?

Well, you see, the criminal element always seems to find that massive loophole in all of the various victim-disarmament schemes called “breaking the law.”

If they’re willing to kill you over pocket change, what makes you think that they’re going to obey your hoplophobic prohibitionary edicts?

As the saying goes, “When seconds count, the cops are minutes away.”

And the reality of it all is this: You are your own best defender. Sure, you can contract the task out to someone else, but that person wants to go home to their family, too. That person will put their own personal safety above yours, if it comes down to it.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Albuquerque JournalFive teens accused of beating at Coronado Center, by Matthew Reisen, Journal Staff Writer by Matthew Reisen, Journal Staff Writer
    Published: Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 10:05 PM, Updated: Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 at 12:05 AM
    Facebook — Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7:31 AM MST
    Retrieved Friday, 1 April 2022 and Monday, 4 April 2022
  2. H/T United States Concealed Carry Association [USCCA] — Federal Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess Handguns. Retrieved Monday, 4 April 2022

NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE] — Number 1,151: Sunday, 10 April 2022
  2. Approximate reading level — 12.9
  • Reposted —
    1. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page / Wimkin page
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    3. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    4. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
    5. KCUF Media — Facebook / Spreely
    6. Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus — Facebook page / Spreely page
    7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
    8. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook groupFacebook page / Minds groupSpreely groupSpreely pageWimkin groupWimkin page
    9. “No One Wants to Take Your Guns” — Facebook page / Wimkin page
    10. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
    11. Stupor Bowl Sundae Feetball Shoot — Facebook page / Spreely page
    12. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
    13. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    14. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    15. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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    Saturday, 2 April 2022

    Boogalonians 17:76

    Filed under: Humor, Resistance, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:48 AM

    H/T Michael Anderson — “Libertarianism At Nïght” Facebook Group at Friday, April 1, 2022 at 10:00 PM MST

    The only “problem” with this meme is that the rifle held by Jesus (the FN SCAR) will set you back 3,000, while a decent AR-15 / M4-pattern rifle can be purchased for under ∅1,000 MSRP.

    Which leaves you free to spend that other ∅2,000 on ammo and training.


    NOTES

    1. Reposted —
      1. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page / Wimkin page
      2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
      3. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
      4. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
      5. KCUF Media — Facebook / Spreely
      6. Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus — Facebook page / Spreely page
      7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
      8. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Spreely group / Spreely page / Wimkin group / Wimkin page
      9. “No One Wants to Take Your Guns” — Facebook page / Wimkin page
      10. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
      11. Stupor Bowl Sundae Feetball Shoot — Facebook page / Spreely page
      12. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
      13. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
      14. Vote the Air — Facebook page
      15. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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    Produced by KCUF Media, a division of Extropy Enterprises.
    This blog entry created with Notepadqq and Notepad++.

    Sunday, 20 March 2022

    Help Yourself to an Abandoned Russian Tank? Why Not?

    Filed under: Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:50 PM

    A few days ago, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty [RFE / RL] re-posted a video clip (“Ukrainian Tractors Versus Russian Armor”) on Facebook and YouTube

    So when the hoplophobes and victim disarmers start screeching “u think you should be able 2 own a TANK?!?!?!!!!!!” because you support civilian ownership and carriage of handguns and military-pattern rifles, you can simply point to those Ukrainian farmers making off with abandoned Russian tanks, BMPs, and trucks.

    Never mind that in the controlling precedent from American case law that “supports” their “argument,” United States v. Miller, Justice James McReynolds said that the National Firearms Act of 1934 was “Constitutional” because the sawed-off shotgun possessed by Miller didn’t qualify as a “militia weapon” protected by the Second Amendment because it didn’t have “military utility.”

    Never mind that the sawed-off shotgun could be said to have “military utility” as it was in military usage by American and ANZAC troops in World War I in the Western Front trenches. Or that many military and law-enforcement agencies have been using short-barrelled shotguns as breaching and entry weapons for close-quarter-battle stuff for the past few decades.

    Never mind that the AR-15-pattern and M4-pattern rifles that the hoplophobes and victim disarmers demand that you turn in for pennies on the FRN because they’re “weapons of war” are almost functionally identical to the M-16 / M-4-type rifles used by the U.S. Armed Forces should also be protected by the Second Amendment as per U.S. v. Miller.

    Never mind that in the same conflict that spawned the above-embedded video clip, the Zelenskyy Administration is handing out not only AK-pattern rifles and handguns (basically the same sort of rifles and pistols that the above-mentioned hoplophobes and victim disarmers want to take away from you) but also belt-fed machine guns and anti-tank rocket launchers to anyone who can carry them and is willing to use them to shoot at Russian troops.

    Side note: I have one simple question for the hoplophobes and victim disarmers who are so bravely cheering on the Ukrainian civilian resistance, yet are so insistent that American civilians voluntarily disarm:

    Why is OK for the Ukrainians to carry rifles, pistols, belt-fed machine guns and anti-tank rocket launchers, yet you have all sorts of problems with my owning or carrying my 9mm pistol here in the States?

    Actually, I suspect that there are several reasons:

    1. The Ukies are OVER THERE — several thousand miles away, out of sight and mind, with plenty of terrain features, the curvature of the Earth, etc., between them and the local Starbucks, where I, on the other hand, could be right outside that same Starbucks. No chance of them being “triggered” by the sight of armed Ukies.
    2. The Ukrainians are shooting at Russians, who are operating under the aegis of the 21st century Hitler, Vlad Putin. Trump isn’t a ready target for their ragefest, so they have to make do with Putin for the time being.

    And it seems, contrary to what the First Drooling Child-Sniffer said in 2020, American private citizens DID own not only cannon but also warships in the 18th and 19th centuries[1].

    The power of the sword, say the minority …, is in the hands of Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of Americans.
    Tench Coxe, Letter to the Pennsylvania Gazette, 20 February 1788

    Still, if you DO decide to get yourself any sort of tracked armored vehicle, have fun changing track segments and road wheels.


    FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

    1. American Institute for Economic Research [AIER] — Private Cannon Ownership in Early America by Robert E. Wright. Retrieved Saturday, 19 March 2022.
      The Washington PostFact Checker ⋅ Analysis: Biden’s false claim that the 2nd Amendment bans cannon ownership by Glenn Kessler. Retrieved Saturday, 19 March 2022.

      PolitiFactJoe Biden’s dubious claim about Revolutionary War cannon ownership by Louis Jacobson. Retrieved Saturday, 19 March 2022.

    NOTES

    1. Published at The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE] — #1,148: Sunday, 20 March 2022
    2. Approximate reading level — 13.7
    3. Reposted —
      1. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page / Wimkin page
      2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
      3. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
      4. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
      5. KCUF Media — Facebook page / Spreely page
      6. Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus — Facebook page / Spreely page
      7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
      8. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page / Wimkin group / Wimkin page
      9. “No One Wants to Take Your Guns” — Facebook page / Wimkin page
      10. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
      11. Stupor Bowl Sundae Feetball Shoot — Facebook page / Spreely page
      12. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
      13. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
      14. Vote the Air — Facebook page
      15. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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