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Hackers stole the names of more than 16,000 Florida concealed weapon licensees – The Gun Writer

May 23, 2017

If it weren’t for the government, who would give away the names, addresses, emails, phone and social security numbers of Florida concealed carry holders?  You need taxpayer money to f-up this big.  RM

“Florida officials say hackers may have obtained the names of more than 16,000 people who have Florida concealed weapon permits..  .. they had discovered a data breach of the online payment system that processes payments for applications and permits.  The agency plans on offering free credit protection for one year to these individuals.

Source: Hackers stole the names of more than 16,000 Florida concealed weapon licensees – The Gun Writer

After Manchester: it’s time for anger | Terrorism | spiked

May 23, 2017

When innocents die, liberal politicians on both sides of the Atlantic want us to feel sorrow.  They are wrong.  Theirs is a deliberate misdirection.  We should be furious at the barbarians who murdered children and the politicians who made us defenseless.  RM

It is “..the top-down promotion of a hollow ‘togetherness’ in response to terrorism is about cultivating passivity. It is about suppressing strong public feeling. It’s about reducing us to a line of mourners whose only job is to weep for our fellow citizens, not ask why they died, or rage against their dying.

“If the massacre of children and their parents on a fun night out doesn’t make you feel rage, nothing will. The terrorist has defeated you. You are dead already.”

Source: After Manchester: it’s time for anger | Terrorism | spiked

The Crazy Things Pacifists Tell Me

May 17, 2017

I don’t bring up the subject with strangers.  That said, sometimes people find out I’m a gun owner.  The way they respond is remarkable.  I assume that they are sincere in what they say but that assumption is strained.  Their comments are more a confession about themselves than as an honest question directed to me.  I usually bite my tongue because of the social situation.  Then it occurred to me that other gun owners must be hearing similar comments.  I’ve kept my answers to myself.  Now I’ll share them with you.

I live on the safe side of town so I don’t need a gun for protection. I usually hear this from a well-to-do woman and it makes me smile.  Does she think criminals don’t have maps that show them where the rich people live?  Maybe she thinks criminals can’t drive.  The woman is obviously intelligent, yet she has a profound blind-spot when it comes to personal safety.  We didn’t meet inside her gated community.  Why does she think she is safe everywhere?

Guns aren’t the answer.  Maybe guns are not the answer, but then we are certainly talking about different questions.  I assume the speaker knows that the police have firearms for personal protection.  The first person who told me to go armed was a police officer.  I listen to professionals.

People don’t protect themselves with guns any longer.  That is just a fantasy from the old-west.  This one perplexes me.  I assume they read too many cowboy novels.  I think they stopped reading too soon.  They never learned the real history of our western frontier.  Also, the speaker never bothered to learn the facts about armed citizens who carry in public now.  Armed towns on the western frontier were safer than our large democrat-controlled cities are today.  Ain’t that right, Marshal Dillon?

Only the police should have guns. True, the police should have guns, but have you thought about what it is like to be a policeman?  Almost every policeman I’ve met told me to carry because of what they see every day.  Time after time, day after day, the police arrive too late.  They take reports from innocent injured victims.  That is a core part of their job and it has to hurt.  The police would much rather take your report that says you protected yourself and the criminal ran away.

Only criminals have guns.  This is really a statement about how narrow a group of friends the speaker has.  I’m probably the first gun owner they know.. and there are a hundred million gun owners in the US.  To be fair, they probably don’t know anyone who owns a pickup truck either.

You don’t need a gun.  That is true.  I don’t.  I don’t need toothpaste and deodorant either.  I don’t need a fire extinguisher at home or a first aid kit in my car, but I have them..just like I have a firearm.

My husband or wife has a gun, so I don’t need one.  This comment makes me bite my tongue.  I’m thinking they volunteered to be the designated victim..or maybe the designated hostage.  They must have an interesting personal relationship they have with their spouse, but I don’t ask.

Gun’s don’t belong in schools.  Lots of things don’t belong in schools, but I’ve seen them there.  Cuts and broken bones don’t belong in schools, yet we have first-aid kits on scene for a reason.  I won’t pretend that bad things don’t happen.  I won’t lie to make you feel better.  What exactly is their plan when they see more things they don’t want in schools?

You just want to kill someone.  This person obviously has no idea about the huge personal and financial costs of threatening to use lethal force, let alone pulling the trigger.  Ignorance must be bliss.

I couldn’t kill someone.  That is hard to believe.  Maybe the people who say this think they are gentle.  Would they really stand by and watch while their family is threatened or injured?  If I take them seriously, then either they don’t care about other people or they look forward to seeing someone hurt.   Maybe some village lost its sociopath?

People like you shouldn’t have machine guns.  I’ve fired a machine gun.  Not having automatic weapons hasn’t compromised my self-defense plans since I don’t feel the need to fight off a zombie horde tonight.

Why do you want another tool that kills?  I love this question.  I look around the room and see how many things I could use for self-defense.  I’m an engineer so everything is a tool.

You’re more likely to be hurt if you have a gun because the criminal will take your gun away from you.  So they are saying we would all be safer if we disarmed the police and gave guns to criminals?   That way the police would always have a gun when they needed it by taking the criminal’s gun!  It’s an interesting idea, but they can go first and I’ll record the results from here.

I bet I’m not alone.  You’ve heard similar things and you’ve thought similar things.  Thank you for sharing them.. here, and not saying them in public. 😉

More Evidence that Self-Defense is Mainstream

May 16, 2017

I don’t have TV at home. I was in a restaurant and they had the Fox News channel playing.  I saw an advertisement for NRA Carry Guard.  Hmm.  That is different.

I like that NRA promotes their insurance product to a broad audience.    There are several legal insurance products on the market, but this is strong evidence that self-defense is going mainstream.

The New Bigotry from Old Civil Rights Icons- Congressman John Lewis and the failed fantasy of gun-control

May 12, 2017

Bigotry works for politicians. After the civil war, white Democrats promoted fear of newly freed blacks.  Today, black Democrats promote fear of free blacks who will defend themselves and the people they love. Politicians always wrap themselves in the cloak of public safety. In fact, that cloak is usually the white sheet of bigotry directed against minorities and the poor.

Democrat Congressman John Lewis said we need him so we can be safe.  Lewis also said that honest gun owners are not welcome in Atlanta.  “I must say to the NRA that you are not welcome here in the 5th district, you are not welcome here in Atlanta.”  That would have come as quite a shock to gun owner Martin Luther King Junior who was born in Atlanta.  Last month Congressman Lewis said, “We need to make our cities, our states, our neighborhoods free of gun violence.”

Murder isn’t a racial problem.  Murder isn’t a national problem.  Murder is a local problem, and let’s see if Democrat politicians actually keep us safe.  Research by the Crime Prevention Research Center found out that here in the US only a few counties produce most of our homicides.  These are populous counties, to be sure, but there remain large areas of peace and quiet even within our most violent counties.

Los Angeles gives us a living example.  California has strict statewide gun laws.  In Los Angeles today, ordinary citizens can not get a permit to carry a concealed weapon in public.  Those are the restrictions Congressman Lewis asked for, yet Los Angeles County had over 500 murders and thousands of assaults last year.

90 days in Los Angeles

Violence is concentrated into small areas.  Even within Los Angeles County, the cities of Beverly Hills, Hawthorne, and Van Nuys had one murder each.  Like Los Angeles, Atlanta, Georgia has areas that have very little crime, even though, taken as a whole, the city is four times more violent than the US average.

Congressman Lewis is wrong.  Guns are not the problem.  81 thousand NRA members flooded into Atlanta at the end of April.  There were more than 20 thousand armed individuals in one room for days on end.  There was no surge in “gun violence”, to use the Congressman’s phrase.  When the statistics are made available, I predict that crime fell in Atlanta while the NRA was in town.  That is the pattern we’ve seen year after year, in city after city.

It is worth noting that even in the most violent section of our deep blue cities, only a few percent of the population cause crime.  The vast majority of us are law-abiding.  That is true everywhere.  Unfortunately, bad government policies have poisoned the life of our inner cities.  Democrat politicians drove out industry and encouraged dependency.  Local prosecutors refused to remove violent criminals from our streets.

Politicians also protect their donors.  That is true in both a political sense, and in a literal sense.  We’ve seen big-city mayors move police into elite enclaves while crime flourishes in the ghetto.

Poor minorities are disproportionately hurt by crime.  Black women have the greatest need to defend themselves and their families.  Marchelle Tigner is a black firearms instructor who teaches in the Atlanta area and helps fill that need.  Tigner said, “My end game is to teach a million women how to shoot.”  She’s taught hundreds of black women this year alone. Her students learn the safe and responsible use of firearms..and Tigner’s classes are full.

My end game is to teach a million women how to shoot.  Marchelle Tigner

Tigner advocates self-defense for women.  Maj Toure is a hip-hop artist who tours the US teaching that everyone has the right of self-defense.  He says that black guns matter.

“I don’t think there’s a black gun culture or white gun culture, I think there’s an informed gun culture and an ignorant gun culture.” Maj Toure

That Tigner and Toure have eager audiences shouldn’t surprise us.  This is not the 1960s.  Today, our society embraces self-empowerment.  That includes self-protection and self-defense.  A poll taken in late 2014 by Pew Research showed that 54% of black people felt that owning guns did “more to protect people than endanger personal safety”.  That attitude explains why we see more and more minorities taking firearms classes and learning to legally protect themselves.

“Real feminism is about empowerment and taking our safety into our own hands.” Antonia Okafor

Not everyone agrees.  Congressman Lewis wants us disarmed.  Shame on him.  Condemning the innocent for the actions of a few is the very definition of bigotry.  The answer is simple for young politicians and for old ones.

Protect all our rights..all the time, everywhere.

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I gave you a thousand words.  Please leave a like, a comment, or share this article.  RM

Jury Convicts Corrine Brown on 18 of 22 charges of fraud and tax evasion

May 11, 2017

Former Democrat Congresswoman Corrine Brown was convicted of 18 out of 22 charges today.  The charges include multiple counts of fraud and tax evasion.  Brown’s staff pled guilt earlier this year.  I guess that once you get used to living like a corrupt congresswomen, it’s hard to stop. RM

 

“The verdict came three days after closing arguments in a trial where Brown was painted as living the high life on cash that aides secretly deposited in her bank account after passing it through other accounts.”

Read more here- http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2017-05-11/breaking-jury-convicts-corrine-brown-18-22-charges

 

Comey and Lynch Should Be Impeached for Whitewashing Clinton’s Crimes | Observer

May 11, 2017

Anyone but Hillary would be in prison. RM  From Sidney Powell-

“Just when one thinks the cavalier cabal of Clinton and her cronies has exhausted all manner of corruption, yet another outrage surfaces, implicating even more people.

“The bombshell this week is that Loretta Lynch and James Comey not only gave immunity to Hillary’s closest co-conspirators Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson- who, despite being attorneys, destroyed evidence right and left- but, in a secret side deal, agreed to limit the FBI’s review of the Clinton team laptops to pre-January 2015 and to destroy the laptops when the FBI review was complete.

“Congress and every law-abiding citizen in this country should be outraged. This blatant destruction of evidence is obstruction of justice itself.”

Give Ms Powell a read- Comey and Lynch Should Be Impeached for Whitewashing Clinton’s Crimes | Observer

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