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Antigun Guns tyranny

New Gun Laws

Biden’s ATF released new gun laws today. I tried to get a quick read on its impact, but that will be impossible. The released document is nearly 400 pages long, and is a complicated, confusing mess that will take lawyers and the courts years to settle. Read it for yourself (pdf warning) as I have hosted it here at Sector Ocho for your convenience.

The Biden administration has, through the ATF, completely circumvented Congress and rewritten US law.

My initial opinion on this new law is that it is vague and open to numerous interpretation, which is exactly how the ATF has always done business. For example, it defines an externally visible housing or holding structure or one or more fire control components to be considered as a frame or receiver. Examples of fire control components may include but are not limited to any of the following parts: bolt, bolt carrier breechblock cylinder, firing pin, hammer, striker, slide rails or trigger mechanism.

Does this mean AR upper receivers and slides for handguns will begin to be considered as firearms too? It’s quite possible!

This will be a mess.

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Anti American left Presidency Rigging the vote The Collapse

Interesting Position

The sudden interest in the ineptitude of the current resident of the Whitehouse by the US press seems to indicate that they are ready to discard him. American thinker has an interesting take on Obama trying to make a comeback.

My initial thought on Obama getting a third term was “the 22nd Amendment says that a person can’t be President more than twice.” Except that, as the article points out, that isn’t what it says.

Twenty-Second Amendment

Twenty-Second Amendment Annotated

Section 1

No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

22nd Amendment, emphasis added

If Obama is appointed to be the VP to replace Kamala, then Biden is also removed from office, Obama could serve out the remainder of the current term.

How would they remove Harris? What if she were assassinated by a Trump supporting, AR wielding bitter clinger?

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Anti American left Illegals Military

The Death of Satire

Last February, an article posted as satire managed to go viral. The article claimed that the potato that resides in the Oval Office was going to defund the department of Veteran’s Affairs. As has been the case lately, that satire has become reality.

VA hospitals are being closed. My first question is “The VA is fully funded in Joe’s next budget. Where is all of that money going, if hospitals are closing?”

It turns out that the funds are not being used for veteran care, they are being used for something else.

That’s right- the personnel are reportedly being used to establish treatment and COVID vaccine centers for illegal immigrants.

There is a joke that says the difference between satire and reality is about 12 months. That is looking more and more accurate as time goes on. This year’s satire will be next year’s reality.

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Cancel Culture Gaming the Courts War on the Right

Let Me Explain My Position

“Free Speech” means that you can say whatever you wish without fear of government reprisal. It doesn’t free you from all consequences. Twitter is well within their rights to lock you out of their service.

However, people are responsible for the things that they say. A great example of this is slander, libel, and defamation of character. If I make a statement as if it were a fact, yet I know to be false, and I made that statement with the intent of harming the person who is the subject of that statement, I am liable for that. Even if I made that statement with a careless disregard for any harm it would cause or a disregard for the truth of that statement, I am still liable.

For example, let’s say that I make the statement that someone is a pedophile. At the time I made the statement, I didn’t know or care whether or not it was true. If the community heard that statement and his business, career, or reputation is harmed, I am now open to being sued by him.

The reason why the press can publish stories about people is they make every effort to ensure its veracity. The truth is an absolute defense. This is why news organizations retract false statements publicly as soon as they realize it was false. Or at least why they used to.

The reason why sites like Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites don’t get sued is that they have claimed to be a virtual town square where the site doesn’t have anything to do with the content, and are merely serving as a vehicle for free speech.

As soon as Social Media sites began controlling and eliminating speech that they disagreed with, they became editors who ensured that anything posted on their site was something with which they agreed. At this point, the statement is essentially their statement and not simply a posting of someone else’s statement. They are trying to avoid this by calling it “fact checking” and dodging their responsibilities. I think this is a fig leaf that should be eliminated, but we know how the courts are going to go.

I just don’t believe in our legal system or its courts. Heck, I no longer believe in our entire government. Sadly, it has been completely subverted.

In the case of Musk blocking people, he isn’t eliminating their ability to speak. He is simply refusing to listen to them, and that doesn’t violate anything.

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Cancel Culture Crime

Two Justice Systems

I was going to post on this later in the week, but JKB over at Gunfreezone beat me to it, albeit from a different angle. A Dunkin’ employee killed someone because that person called him the so-called “n word.”

In this case, the 77 year old white man received a sentence of death for daring to use that sort of language. The 27 year old black man, so threatened by the use of an unkind word, committed a battery upon the elderly citizen. That’s right, an old man received a death sentence for using mean words. I want to mention that the article also revealed that the 77 year old victim was a convicted sex offender. Since the killer had no way of knowing that, I don’t think it was germane to the story.

For this crime, the black man was permitted to plea to felony battery. OK, I am on board with this, so far. The death was an unintentional side effect of a young, fit man punching an old man. Here is where the justice system fails:

The sentence in the case was for 200 hours of community service and two years of house arrest. He will have to stay at home, unless he is at work or church. The prosecutor had this to say:

“Two of the primary factors were the aggressive approach the victim took toward the defendant and everyone working with the defendant, and that the victim repeatedly used possibly the most aggressive and offensive term in the English language,” Kamm told the newspaper.

We constantly hear about so called “white privilege.” Now name one thing that a black man can say that will allow a white man to kill him. Contrast this with the Kyle Rittenhouse case, or the George Zimmerman case. In both of those cases, the one who did the killing was engaged in self defense from an actual attack instead of meting out punishment for the mere use of a word.

You know, the word that is used every day by rappers and other assorted “people of color.” However, if this “magic word” is uttered a single time by a white person, it can be used as an excuse for anything that a black person does for him, even if the word was uttered decades ago and the black person didn’t even hear the white person say the word.

There are now two justice systems in this country. One for straight, white males, and one for everyone else. Yes, Vonelle Cook was a sex offender with multiple convictions for having sex with 15 and 16 year old children, so I don’t mourn his passing. At the same time, the killer in this case wasn’t aware of that, so I don’t see that it was at all pertinent to what happened here. Nope, Vonelle Cook proved that you can be cancelled for using the wrong word.

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Presidency Race baiting

CRT Macht Frei

You need an ID to open a bank account, use public transport, receive welfare, food stamps, or even enter many Federal buildings. However, asking to see ID to make sure someone only votes once is racism or something.

So many things are racism now that even claiming that you aren’t racist makes you a racist in the eyes of the Federal government. According to recent CRT training given to Federal employees, the things that make you racist include:

  • Asking someone where they are from
  • The belief than anyone can make it, if they try hard enough
  • Opening a liquor store in a minority neighborhood
  • Not opening a store in a minority neighborhood
  • Offering to play sports with someone who is a minority
  • Refusing to play sports with someone who is a minority
  • Interrupting a minority or a woman while they are speaking

So pretty much anything you do or say, including doing or saying nothing, makes you a racist, if you are white. In other words, if you exist and are white, you are a racist who wants to keep minorities from voting.

The boxcars will be coming soon. Refusing to get into them is racist.

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Cancel Culture

Cracker Ass Crackers

Scratch a liberal and you will find a racist. The mayor of New York joins a long list of Democrats who get to make racist comments while no one in the press seems to care. Listen as he calls white cops a bunch of “crackers.”

Surprising no one, no one cares when a liberal is a hypocrite. If the left didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all. If Hizzonor gets to call the cops that work for him “crackers,” do cops get to return the favor?

Let’s be honest here.

It’s important to recognize that the people in the cancel culture are not actually offended.

They PRETEND to be offended. Why? Because that’s where the power is. They just want the power to ban people who think, speak or write differently. They’re using the gimmick, the tools, any means available.

Remember, the hard core left believes “by any means necessary.” If it means pretending to be offended for now, that’s what they’ll do. Whenever they can drop the mask and rule with a naked fist, that’s just what they do.

This began years ago, when young women realized that they could destroy any man they wished, merely by alleging sexual harassment. I came to realize this one day when I saw a young woman at one job who had filed several harassment complaints, but would also run over and plop into the lap of male employees, as long as those men were attractive.
It’s about power, and alleging that you are offended grants certain people with immense power.

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Anti American left Antifa

Antifa is Just an Idea

It turns out that the car driven through the crowd at the Quebec trucker’s rally (edited to correct my error) in Canada that I posted about yesterday was driven by an Antifa operative.

Dave Zegarac was arrested and taken into custody an hour after the attack following a brief struggle with police. According to CBC news, David Zegarac is a far left Antifa activist. He now faces 11 charges: four counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of dangerous operation of a conveyance causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a conveyance, two counts of failure to stop after an accident knowing that the driver was reckless, and two counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

According to his Wikipedia page, David  Zegarac is a 43-year-old musician from Winnipeg who describes himself as Indigenous, Serbian and Irish. He was a member of several Canadian punk bands. According to multiple women and his Wiki page, his record label dropped him in 2015 because the only way this incel Antifa commie loser could get laid was to rape women. In my opinion, he has probably since moved on to buying small dogs and large jars of peanut butter.

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Anti American left Silence the opposition War on the Right

No Different Than China

To prove that the US is no different than China, Spotify begins removing Joe Rogan podcasts from their channel.

Then the left steps up and proves to me that we are indeed just like China when an ESPN journalist says it’s OK to massacre people because Republicans want to make sure that no one cheats in an election.

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Antigun tyranny

President Potato is Wrong

President Biden made a speech on gun control in New York. He said that

When the [Second] Amendment was passed, it didn’t say that anyone could own any kind of gun and any kind of weapon. You couldn’t buy a cannon when this Amendment was passed, so there’s no reason why you should be able to buy certain assault weapons.

President Joe Biden on gun control

The Amendment didn’t say that, for two reasons: First, the Amendments to the Constitution don’t say that people can do anything. The Amendments say that the GOVERNMENT can’t do things. The government can’t infringe on the right keep to bear arms, is what it says. Second, people DID own cannons. Privately organized and funded artillery companies in the colonies date all the way back to the 1630s. A century later, in the 1740s, there are records of Benjamin Franklin helping organize artillery companies while stressing that they were made completely of volunteers and armed at their own expense.

One of the driving forces behind the first major battles of the Revolutionary was because the British soldiers were coming to confiscate privately-owned arms – including cannons and mortars – such as ones that were being held by veterans of the French and Indian War as war trophies.

In fact, there were people who owned entire warships. See my post on this from 2013.

During the course of the Revolution, approximately 1,700 letters of Marque were issued to privateers. In the War of 1812, President James Madison issued more than 500 letters of Marque to privateers. These letters of marque created what was, essentially, legal piracy, and it was sanctioned by the government and even deemed necessary. So how did these privateers arm their vessels? With cannons that they purchased as individuals.

Our colonial navy had approximately 1,200 cannons on board less than 65 ships. The privateers, on the other hand, had almost 15,000 cannons – all privately owned.

The National Firearms Act of 1934, which is, by far, the most restrictive piece of Federal legislation related to the ownership of arms, says nothing about cannons. It wasn’t until 1968 that things we regard as modern artillery were regulated further when ‘destructive devices’ were added to the law.

But muzzleloading cannons, like the ones used during the Revolutionary War remain conspicuously absent in any legislation. You could buy a cannon as an individual in the Revolution era, and you can still buy one today as an individual.

The President then went on to say that the DOJ will be issuing restrictions on guns made at home within the next few weeks, what he calls a “National ghost gun enforcement initiative.” He also took a shot at the “assault weapon” boogieman.

You know, futures cut short by a man with a stolen Glock with 40 rounds. A magazine with 40 rounds. And it’s really a weapon of war. One of the things I was proudest of years ago when I was in the Senate, I was able to get these weapons and the size of magazines outlawed, that got changed, got overruled, but I don’t see any rationale why there should be such a weapon able to be purchased. It doesn’t violate anybody’s Second Amendment rights to deny that.

President Joe Biden on the ’94 Assault Weapons Ban

The law didn’t get overruled. It expired. Because the law had a ten year expiration date built into it.

The President is also claiming that outlawing weapons doesn’t violate your right to own them. Since when?