Your State has Rights

Whenever President Clinton or President Obama would overstep their bounds and piss off conservatives, the base would call for Republican Governors to thwart that action by exerting States Rights. And for the past 30 years RINO governors and state legislators would explain, “We’d like to but the Feds would take away our highway money!” And Federal overreach would proceed.

The Democrats proved all that was a lie. When Trump threatened to withhold Federal monies because of their declaration of being “sanctuary cities” for illegals, they won. They courts backed them up. On an illegal action no less. Unlike the Constitutional principles the base tried to get the RINOs to stand up for the past 30 years.

The past 200 years has all been a big lie. The States started out as coequals and could be again. The Democrats proved that. They don’t let Trump do squat. When he tried to investigate the amount of illegals who voted in 2016, they just refused to cooperate with the investigation and suffered no consequences! None.

For people on the Right we’ve known one thing for a long time, it all comes down to the Second Amendment. Lose that and you lose everything. There is no tomorrow.

Which brings us to voting. Having spent a lifetime around activists, I know how they think. They get excited about the high-profile races. The presidency, a senate race, maybe a governors race. Every once in awhile a hard-fought U.S. House race. People now are gearing up for Trump versus whatever dingbat the Dems put up.

I submit none of that matters. Washington is gone. It is so thoroughly and utterly corrupt it ceases to function in any meaningful manner. We are literally 5 to 7 years away from financial collapse and there is no one talking about that in DC. We are on our own. I am through voting at the Federal level.

I submit the only thing the freedom fighter should be concerned about is their State House races and contributing to their state NRA affiliate (the national NRA is defunct). In Ames for example their are 2 House seats. That means all you have to sway is about 2,000 votes. You can literally knock on every single door in a district.

10 hardworking activists could do a lot to get those 2,000 votes behind a candidate that was 100% pro-gun. You’d have to target Republicans who don’t normally vote and independents. 17 States have permit-less or Constitutional carry. You get a majority of States that have that and its going to be damn near impossible to take away our guns.

There you have it. State House races are not sexy, glamorous or fun. But they are doable. They are the nitty gritty, the door to door that freedom unfortunately hangs on. A lot of radicals would rather have a Civil War and be done with it. It may come to that. But there is a lot less chaos if gunowners could just see where their future lies. Freedom isn’t free.

The other area that is absolutely critical to preserving the Second Amendment is supporting your State’s NRA affiliate. As mentioned the 17 states that have permit-less carry were greatly helped (sometimes invaluably) by these NRA affiliates. Yes the national NRA has a real good chance of going bankrupt or collapsing through palace intrigue, but you can greatly help your local. Its also the entity that would search out and verify the State House candidates that were 100% pro-firearm.

Freedom lost

At a recent gun show I stopped by the Iowa Firearms Coalition table to ask them (as they lobby at the state house), how secure our right to carry was in Iowa? Their answer shocked me. They said that as soon as Democrats get the majority back they’ll try to repeal it. Boom. That’s not the answer I wanted to hear.

It was to be expected though. Half the country wants to impeach the best president we ever had. Half the country wants to real the 2nd Amendment without going through the process. Half the country wants to import the 3rd world. Half the country wants “universal income” and free medical for all! Half the country can’t tell a boy from girl and doesn’t know what bathroom to use. 

Its absurd. We’re supposed to be “One nation under God”, with these kooks? I don’t see it. I can’t believe I’m the only one who sees it? There used to be a phrase they’d spout after a cantankerous election, “In the end, we’re all Americans!” That’s not true anymore. Aside from the fact our borders have been left unguarded so that all the global riff raff could walk in, we’re not technically all “Americans”, nor in the way we think. 

This country functionally needs to be split in two, if not three parts. The differences are simply too great to live as one anymore. In the darker corners of YouTube you’ll see the videos about a coming Civil War. You have Dem candidate Beto O’Rourke proudly proclaiming he is coming for our guns! That doesn’t bode well for a “peaceful” society. 

 

Pissing in the wind

[The latest edition of American Rifleman arrived in the mail today. For the uninitiated that is 1 of 3 choices members of the NRA have for magazines. Jason Ouimet had the privilege of rehashing the same arguments I’ve heard for over 40 years as a gun owner, between gun grabbers and gun owners. I saw the light a couple of years ago and decided to write the NRA! Yes I realize its pointless and futile. In the end it is not about gun rights, but about fund raising.]


Dear Jason Ouimet,

I saw your article about the latest attempts of the gun grabbers. We are at a stalemate. I keep hearing the same very passionate arguments from both sides for over 40 years that I have been a gun owner. I see 2 areas that we are operating from a position of weakness:

1.) There are only 2 classifications of firearms, long guns & handguns, even though there should be at least 5.
2.) 18 yr olds should not be treated the same as a 25 yr old, when it comes to purchasing.

I realize this will fall on deaf ears, but here goes. Point 1: All firearms are not equal. I don’t see why firearms couldn’t be rated by caliber, magazine capacity, rate of fire, velocity, effective range. You know better than anyone the difference of lethality between various weapons. To classify a 3 round .410 shotgun the same as an 8 round 12 gauge pump seems ridiculous to me. To classify 2 pistols the same as the 6 shot Raven in .25 auto the same as a 17 round Taurus TH9 in 9mm. Legally those 2 pistols are treated the same. They are in fact no way similar in deadliness.

The last example leads to the second point. Many people have died because extremely young men (age 18 or not much older) have been handed the most deadly civilian firearm on the planet, the AR-15. The purchase requirements are exactly the same for a single shot .22 rim fire rifle, as they are for an AR-15. Its simply asinine to turn over to a young male whose brain science tells us won’t fully mature until age 24 or 25 the top rifle.

I don’t care if its driving, or pilots, or medicine, or you name the field, we don’t turn over to 18 year olds the ultimate responsibility. 18 yr olds can’t be cops, can’t be bus drivers, can’t be doctors, can’t be airline pilots… they first have to demonstrate ability, training, experience, and trustworthiness. (Yes I realize Congress relies on rash and immature 18 yr olds to join the military and go fight their stupid wars.)

I’m not talking about banning anything! I’m saying purchase and ownership requirements have to change. This is obvious to anybody but the NRA. I’m saying an 18 yr old should be starting out with single-shots, 3 round magazines, double barrels. A 21 yr old maybe smaller capacity handguns, pump shotguns. Then at age 25, if they have reached top qualification for all weapons, and no infractions have occurred.

In my state a 16 yr old can get a drivers license. Does that mean we hand a 16 year old the keys to a Greyhound and the lives of 80 passengers and say “Here ya go!” No of course not. Greyhound requires demonstrated training, ability and track record and a minimum age of 24.

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