Yesterday’s long-winded post was both difficult to write and came to me quickly — as I said to a friend this morning, it just kind of “fell out.” It’s the damnedest thing, when my thoughts are right there but resist expression. I decided that the writing was worth the wrestling.
I’m grateful for your kind attention.
As Americans we’ve come to a crucial moment, an unthinkable time that arrived with the installation of the current occupant of the Oval Office and his cabal. They mean to unmake this country, to fundamentally transform citizens into subjects. That’s not paranoid speculation — they’ve said so, explicitly, and we see evidence of it every day.
The First Amendment and Second Amendment are under particularly heavy siege from Democrats and other progressives. The attack on the latter will intensify, of course, following Buffalo and Uvalde, but our birthright to keep and bear arms has been their target for decades.
When Doctor Dementia stumbled through an address to Congress last April he said this:
“No amendment to the Constitution is absolute. You can’t yell fire in a crowded theater. From the very beginning, there were certain guns, weapons, that could not be owned by Americans. Certain people could not own those weapons, ever. We’re not changing the Constitution. We’re being reasonable.”
Anyone who invokes the inane “crowded theater” canard is, by the way, either a colossal dumbass or an avowed enemy of Liberty. Obviously, in this case we’re looking at both. Here’s more proof, part of his post-Uvalde rant earlier this week:
“Deer aren’t running through the forest with Kevlar vests on, for God’s sake. It’s just sick.”
It’s hard to listen to such breathtaking idiocy from “the leader of the free world,” but at this point we expect it. Beyond the trademark buffoonery, however, he also said,
“When we passed the assault weapons ban [in 1994], mass shootings went down. When the law expired [in 2004], mass shootings tripled.”
And yesterday, this:
“The Second Amendment is not absolute. When it was passed you couldn’t own a cannon, you couldn’t own certain kinds of weapons. There’s just always been limitations.”
I’ll stop there, since those quotes give us more than enough shit to shovel. Let’s start with the leftist cliché that the Constitution “is not absolute” — or is it?
For the answer I’ll defer to the late SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia:
“The Constitution is not an empty bottle to be filled up by each generation. Over the past 40 or 50 years, the philosophy of a ‘living,’ or ‘evolving,’ Constitution has become popular. It is enormously seductive. Everything you care about passionately is there in the Constitution. Everything comes out the way you want it to. Rights that never used to exist do, because the courts say so.”
“The Constitution is not a living organism. It’s a legal document, and it says what it says and doesn’t say what it doesn’t say.“
The Second Amendment includes what sure sounds (to me) like an absolute: “The right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The words are unequivocal. All laws (or court decisions) to the contrary are unconstitutional, period.
(Here’s a secret — leftists know that, too. If they didn’t, they would be looking for ways to repeal it.)
Now, is it true that the birthright guaranteed by the Second Amendment always has been limited, restricted or qualified?
Beginning in 1791, when the Second Amendment was ratified (along with the rest of the Bill of Rights), and for the next 143 years, there was no federal regulation of firearms or firearms ownership. Then in 1934, FDR (the Left’s totalitarian hero) signed the National Firearms Act and boom — the Nanny State was off to the races. Four years later another law required federal licensing of gun shops.
The Gun Control Act 1968 was next, followed by the Brady Act in 1993 and the Biden-Feinstein-Clinton ban on the sale of “assault weapons” the year after that.
So no matter what the current occupant of the Oval Office says, Americans have been subjected to unconstitutional infringement only for the last 88 of the 231 years since the Second Amendment became law. All of the “gun control” acts I just listed have one thing in common.
None of them has worked. Not one. Not ever.
That includes the 1994 “assault weapons” ban, which had no statistically discernable effect on crime. The Gun-Grabber-In-Chief’s assertion that “mass shootings tripled” after the law expired is blatantly dishonest, the claim relying on changing the definition of “mass shooting” and applying it only to incidents after the ban.
And just so you know, federal law did not prohibit owning a cannon “when [the Second Amendment] was passed” — and it still doesn’t. That’s right, boys and girls, it’s still perfectly legal under federal law to keep and bear your very own cannon.
So let’s review: The current occupant of the Oval Office isn’t just a senile dunce — he’s a fucking liar.
(In related news, Robert Francis O’Rourke is one of those “soulless leftist bastards” I warned you about yesterday. If you know, you know.)
Don’t bother telling your progressive friends any of this. I mean, you can, but these people really don’t care how stupid they sound — crowded theater, deer in Kevlar, illegal cannons, etc. — nor does their ignorance keep them awake at night. “Gun control” is an unquestioned and unquestionable article of faith to the Left.
Oh, one more thing — they hate us.
They hate America, too — the real America, that is, not their perverse “reimagined” America — along with its Patriots, principles and traditions. There is no middle ground on which to meet, no point in pursuing compromise. Optimists have been trying that since 1934 and you can see where it’s landed us.
To illustrate the leftist venom I’m talking about, this was posted today by one of Deb’s terminally liberal Facebook friends:
“How about we treat every young man who wants to buy a gun like every woman who wants to get an abortion? Mandatory 48-hour waiting period. Parental permission. A note from his doctor proving he understands what he’s about to do. Make him watch a video about the effects of gun violence.
“And an ultrasound wand up his ass — just because.
“Let’s close down all but one gun shop in every state and make him travel hundreds of miles, take time off work and stay overnight in a strange town — just to buy one gun. Make him walk through a gauntlet of people holding photos of loved ones who were shot to death, people who call him a murderer and beg him not to buy a gun.”
This is the Infanticide Lobby, miserable wretches who cheer for abortion up to the moment of birth. And as I said yesterday, they have no credibility and no place in any conversation about the murder of innocent children.
They fail to grasp the reality that very few guns ever will take a human life — and many will save lives — but that every single abortion kills a child.
These same people are coming for your guns. They hate America, and they hate us.
And what, they want “unity”? Kiss my ass.
One year ago today, joined by Deb’s cousin and his girlfriend, we had dinner at DeVito’s Restaurant north of Harrison — an amazing Italian joint, tucked away on a quiet country road, with its own trout farm across from the restaurant. We even fed the trout. Totally not kidding.
Take care of yourselves, Patriots. Stay calm. Stay sharp. Stay free.