Daffy’s ghost-and-pony show

Facing the prospect of an electoral bloodbath in November, Democrats need a battle they can win, an issue that’ll make progressive candidates irresistible to mid-term voters. They dug deep into their anti-American playbook, and yesterday the current occupant of the Oval Office announced public policy he hopes will rally the electorate and save his party’s ass.

Gun control.

I’m not making that up. The leftist clown car decided to exploit a nationwide spike in crime (which progressives created and perpetuate) by launching a fresh assault on law-abiding Americans.

Nothing that The Big Guy crowed about will curb actual crime. Every single public-policy canard, every infringement of birthrights protected by the Constitution, everything he said turns lawful conduct into a criminal act.

No mention of enforcing existing laws. Not a word about tougher sentencing or more aggressive prosecution of violent crime.

What we got was a bunch of twaddle about “ghost guns” — which is marketing, not substance, invented by the same authoritarians who gave us “assault weapons,” “gun safety” and “responsible gun owners.” None is grounded in reality; all are meant to sway the soft-headed masses.

Most sinister is the attempt to redefine the terms “firearm” and “gunsmith” for regulatory purposes. The expressed aim is to slap a federal background check on acquiring virtually every component of a firearm, and to criminalize private citizens’ work on their own guns — repair, modification, fabrication.

It’s another step toward their ultimate goal of disarming the People.

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Don’t buy their denials. That’s what they want. They’ve said so.

The rhetoric yesterday, as you’d expect from a heavily medicated Daffy, was breathtakingly stupid. “‘Ghost guns’ are the weapon of choice for violent criminals.” (That’s an outright lie.) “What, you think the deer you’re huntin’ wear Kevlar vests? What the hell you need 20 bullets for?” (The Second Amendment isn’t about hunting, of course, but whatever, we’re used to hearing that.)

As usual, Liberty-loving citizens find ourselves in the awkward position of having to take bullshit seriously. We know the feds mean what they say, even when what they say is unconstitutional and laughably unenforceable. We’ll conduct ourselves accordingly, with a Permanent State presuming to reign over private sale, private ownership, private craft and private use.

That’s none of the government’s business. It’s also beyond its reach. Trying to “control” it is futile.

Yesterday’s ghost-and-pony show eventually will be seen for what it was — a shameless, un-American play for publicity. It won’t swing votes. It won’t reduce crime. And out here among true Americans it won’t change a damned thing.

Lock and load, my friends.

One more, this from a Facebook page I monitor — National Snakebite Support, admittedly an unusual group. Its mission is “to get snakebite victims connected with experts who practice the proper management of snake envenomings.” It’s staffed by physicians and veterinarians dedicated to responding immediately to members reporting a snakebite.

This truly is critical care and consult via social media. As such, the group operates under an understandably humorless set of rules, the first of which is “no commenting on posts.” The reason for that rule is obvious (or it should be, anyway), and it’s strictly enforced.

Early this morning a new member posted asking “why we can’t offer prayers.” If you’re on social media, surely you’ve seen the reflexive (and presumably sincere) “Prayers 🙏 comment.

One of the docs responded, saying (essentially) that that this is a case-management tool — it’s not a place for support, condolences or commiseration. Allowing “prayers,” however heartfelt the comments may be, would result in the feed getting “cluttered with nonessential comments.”

Sounds reasonable to me.

Since joining National Snakebite Support I’ve seen it in action numerous times. I must say, I’m very impressed. If you and your four-legged companions live in or travel to places where you might suffer a snakebite — I mean, envenomation — I encourage you to consider joining the group.

Take care of yourselves, Patriots. Stay calm. Stay sharp. Stay free.

#WiseUp #LibertyOrDeath

#LetsGoBrandon #FJB