Here He Comes, Ready Or Not

“The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
– Samuel Adams

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them.”
– George Mason

It only took about a month, but here he comes. Slow Joe is coming for our guns. Of course, you have the left saying that it won’t be so bad, he is just going to put some “common sense” measures into gun ownership that haven’t been there before. I’m sorry, but with this topic, the left doesn’t have any common sense.

What the left doesn’t realize, or refuses to understand, is that right now, more guns are on the street than people in the country. If I am law abiding gun owner and I do everything that the government tells me to already, why are you going to make my life more difficult. The Second Amendment says nothing about the number of firearms that a person can own. Since no one accurately tell us what an “assault rifle” is, maybe they should stick with sending out COVID checks. And just for the record, the “AR” in AR-15, does not mean assault rifle. I saw that on a liberal station the other day and I couldn’t help but laugh.

Making guns more difficult to purchase does not make us safer, it just tightens a governmental noose around our neck with the hopes that we will have to jump through so many hoops to buy, let’s say, a shotgun, that we will give up.

Does anyone out there honestly believe that criminals actually go to a sporting goods store, wait in line, show their ID and wait for the governments background check? If you do, you are dumber than I thought. Many states already have laws in place that help guarantee our safety. I won’t divulge the number of weapons that I have, but suffice it to say that my house will be the wrong one to pick to rob on a cold snowy night. I had background checks done in every case and of course passed.

If Slow Joe signs into law that gun manufacturers can be held responsible for gun deaths, don’t we owe it to the automobile industry to do the same? The same logic applies. The car and the gun couldn’t and didn’t act on their own, an actual human being had to be operating both of them to either get in the accident or fire the weapon. My weapons have been stored and to my surprise when they have been left alone, they have never shot anyone. I am perplexed by this.

Stricter gun laws are just more ridiculous. You turn perfectly law abiding citizens into potential criminals. If you really want to do some good, go back to the pat and frisk days where weapons were taken off the streets and out of the hands of criminals. Offer some gun safety programs for new gun owners so we don’t have incidents like those idiots who confronted the terrorists of ANTIFA and BLM and of course the morons in the NFAC who found that it was easier to shoot themselves because they had no idea how to properly use a firearm.

Now, do we have people who should not have to go through gun training (unless they want a refresher)? Yes. Law enforcement, prior military and those who can demonstrate that they know how to safely operate a firearm.

Every new gun owner has the right to own a firearm, but with that right comes the responsibility to make sure they know how to use it.

But as we well know, the left will stop at nothing because they have proven that they do not believe in the constitution. They have already started stripping folks on the right of their first amendment rights, why would they stop there?

Defending Your Home? Be Smart And Be Safe

“Most gun control arguments miss the point. If all control boils fundamentally to force, how can one resist aggression without equal force? How can a truly “free” state exist if the individual citizen is enslaved to the forceful will of individual or organized aggressors? It cannot.”
― Tiffany Madison

“Disarming law-abiding citizens will not stop unlawful citizens from obtaining one.”
― Cliff Hannold

One of the more serious discussions I have with other preppers concerns the security of your home and property. The same questions come up time and again and unfortunately it is not an easy question to answer. The main question to me is do I need to protect what is mine, and the answer to that is without a doubt yes. When it comes to my house and my family in it, I will resort to every measure that I know of to keep them safe.

So, the question then becomes, Do I need to own a gun to protect my family? Again, I answer that with an unequivocal yes. Now remember, that is a decision that I made based on my personal life experiences and where I live. I can’t make a decision for you, but hopefully I will be able to point you in a direction that will enable you to make your own informed decision.

It is imperative that if you decide that you want to own a firearm to protect your life and liberty, you should search the internet to find out what the laws are in reference to how far you can legally go to protect you and your property. Many states, including mine (NYS), have what is referred to as a Castle Doctrine. I urge everyone out there who decides that protecting their home is important to become familiar with what their individual states say.

As strange as it may sound, if after reading the law, you don’t understand something, I would consult a lawyer for clarification. I am pretty sure that “I interpreted it this way” won’t hold up in any court and you don’t want to go to prison for ridding the world of some human excrement.

For example, “New York State also has a Castle Doctrine. The doctrine states that if a persons dwelling or occupied building is being invaded or burglarized, the occupant can use deadly force without a warning shot, calling 9-1-1, or a belief that the person is armed.” That sounds pretty straightforward, yes? It does, however, come with a caveat. NYS does not have a Stand Your Ground statute meaning that if someone is on your property you can shoot first and ask questions later. You have a legal duty to retreat if you can do so safely. Now if the person or persons then follows you into your home and you are under attack, as far as I am concerned, fire at will.

Once again, it is crucial that you consult the laws of the state that you live in to save yourself from any legal issues.

Here is a nice synopsis for those of us that live in NYS (NYC is a whole other topic):

NY’s Duty to Retreat and Castle Doctrine

New York State is also governed by a “duty to retreat.” This concept does not mean surrender; but rather, before you act in self-defense you must take reasonable actions to mitigate the risk of harm, which includes fleeing and calling the police. For example, you would have a duty to retreat if someone threatened violence while you dine in a public park. The duty to retreat is essentially the opposite of a “stand your ground law,” where you are not obligated to flee the scene if threatened. 

But retreat may not always be possible or required. If you are in your home, for example, there is no duty to retreat if an aggressor intrudes and threatens physical harm. This concept is guided by the “castle doctrine,” a clause that typically refers to defending yourself inside your property. It ties to the old adage that “one’s home is his or her castle,” and they should not have to abandon it amid a threat. The key difference between the castle doctrine and stand your ground, is that the former takes place in private settings, like homes or businesses. 

If an intruder entered your house and you used deadly force because you believed you were in danger, the castle doctrine may be applied after-the-fact, as part of your defense in court. It is not a license to kill and – taken a step further – does not “allow” you to harm anyone. For example: luring someone into your house, shooting them, and then claiming self-defense under the castle doctrine later will not exonerate you.

Tomorrow we will talk about the type of weapon you might want to consider having in your home.

Why Do We Put Up With This?

With the swipe of a pen and another tale of “human rights”, Slow Joe has decided that “trans” folks will be able to compete in sports under the sex that they identify with. This is an incredibly large load of manure.  Once again, the state of Connecticut was thrust into the spotlight after one indoor track race ended up with a male taking first and second place in the state championships. Where is the fairness here? I’ll tell you where it is. It is wrapped up in these delusional progressive minds where they believe that this is “fairness” to actual young ladies who may not get scholarships or the recognition they deserve because we have males competing in female sports.

Progressives are so afraid that anyone aligned with them will become upset over the smallest of slights that they will bend over backwards to accommodate them that they end up injuring actual women. That’s right. Although I have said it before, I’ll clarify it for you. This transgender nonsense is just that. Nonsense. The overwhelming majority of the young men and women have some form of underlying mental illness. This is I know is fact.  

And don’t you find it amusing that also an overwhelming majority of these cases, especially in terms of sports, are men who identify as women. You almost never see it go the other way. If you have read previous posts of mine, my daughter fell victim to this Bovine Scatology. She played hockey for many years. When she was younger, she played on mixed teams. When the boys began reaching puberty and growing much more muscle mass and then were allowed to check, we decided that based on safety alone, she should play on an all girls team.

One team in our league had a boy who identified as a girl playing on it. After watching him play, he might have been on the third or fourth line on a boys team but “identifying” as a girl put him right on the first line. What made matters worse was he was also the teams enforcer. He used that extra weight, muscle, and speed not only to score goals, but to injure players on other teams, my daughter included.

Luckily, the state of Connecticut has seen fit to sue over this absolutely ridiculous action. They said that “three female athletes in Connecticut filed a lawsuit that says biology, and not gender identification, should be the only basis for competing in women’s sports.  Attorney Christiana Holcomb says that “Forcing girls to be spectators in their own sports is completely at odds with Title IX, a federal law designed to create equal opportunities for women in education and athletics,  Connecticut’s policy violates that law and reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women.”

Just because you are a male who is mediocre playing on boys teams, doesn’t mean that you have the right to then invade a womens team and then dominate. At the very least you should be ashamed of yourself for doing this.

But remember, these are kids who have been brought up in a society where they have never heard the word no, ever. They have been brought up believing that because of their desire to be strange and to walk outside of the norms of society, they can then scream, protest and then sue if they feel the need to so they get their way. Unfortunately, we have so many bottom feeding lawyers that will take cases like this that as long as someone makes a little noise, they will scurry to the light like the cockroaches that they are.  

Why on earth should we have to put up with this? Suck it up and compete with the sex that you were biologically born with. I always say, if you can’t stand next to me while I pee, you ain’t a dude. To accept this weirdness is hurting any young woman who wants to strive to participate in college sports. Unfortunately, since people can’t help themselves by pushing this progressive crap by allowing eight and nine year olds to determine what sex they feel like being that particular day.

As with many of his executive actions, we are finding that Slow Joe has no idea about the complexities and downright stupidity of allowing this to happen. But in an effort to appease these mentally ill folks, they will and have given in to every demand that they have issued. It is was pastime to stand up to this crazy behavior and set these teenagers straight. They need a quick lesson in life and how hard it can be to get a job dressed as an ugly drag queen.

The Death Of The Apology

“Would ‘sorry’ have made any difference? Does it ever? It’s just a word. One word against a thousand actions.”
― Sarah Ockler

“Sorry, always sorry. What in the world can you buy with an apology?”
― Marie Lu

“Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.”
― John Wayne

I just finished reading an article on National Review entitled, The Humiliating Art of The Woke Apology. In the article, it alludes to the fact that a person who offended some group, institution or person got caught saying something let’s say 25 years ago would have been nothing. The author, Rich Lowry, shows us how the woke apology has evolved over time, becoming what it is now, which is nothing more than an embarrassing slew of words thrown together to appease someone, somewhere who thought who thought that they were being offended.

An excellent example from the article follows:

“A routine feature of over-the-top apologies is the vast gap between the alleged offense and the depths of the confessions of wrongdoing. The tone and content of many contemporary apologies might be appropriate if, say, Aaron Burr were expressing regret for shooting Alexander Hamilton, or if Andrew Jackson were coming to terms with the enormity of the Trail of Tears.”

In reading many of the offenses first, and then the response from the person who said it, I am often struck by the totality of the apology. You would think that the person was apologizing for a life consumed by actual hate crimes instead of refusing to use the proper pronoun when speaking about the freaks in the transgender world.

I believe that this type of thinking needs to stop. We supposedly live in a country where our freedoms are God given rights. More recently. The SJW’s and PC police have made it their business to shut anyone up who doesn’t agree with them. In the movie The Judge, the characters played by Robert Downey jr. and Robert Duvall get into an argument while driving back from the courthouse. The Judge insists that another son stop the car so he can get out.  Before Downey jr. exits the vehicle, he makes a statement to the effect that he wishes the Judge had died and not his mother. A short scuffle ensues and Downey jr. says to the two brothers in the front seats of the car, “What line were you two in when they were giving out testicles?” The third brother, who is slightly mentally challenged, then looks at the driver and very sincerely asks him, “What line were we in when they were giving out testicles?”

My point here is that both men and women need to grow a set. Everyone is so afraid of how these mindless cretins will respond that they immediately kowtow to the crazies and issue the most absurd apologies. Now I fully understand that these people often fear for their jobs, but by the point that they apologize, the job they had is already history. Then they are blacklisted. For people in many fields, it is then very difficult to find a new job.

I am at a point in my life where I am happily retired and refuse to play this stupid game of words. If I don’t agree with something, that is my God given right to do so. As long as I don’t hurt anyone, I can say and think what I want. The left needs to get it through their heads that just because I disagree with you does not make me white supremacist etc. It simply means I disagree with you.

Needless to say, you will never, ever hear or read any type of apology from me, unless, of course, it is mixed with a nice dose of sarcasm. For example, over the course of my years working in the Ossining UFSD, I had to deal with transgender kids. Most of them had underlying mental health issues and they all believed that everyone had to play along, or they would tell their guidance counselor, a building administrator or central administrator. Unfortunately, to get where I am today, I also had to play the game. Now I don’t have to play along. I can call it what it is.

So this is where we are. The death of the true apology. Anyone can utter some words or put out a statement, but what do those words mean? They truly mean nothing.

And this is how I will continue to operate. So please, spare me the histrionics of saying that I have to apologize, or that I am something evil if I don’t agree with you. I have been told that I should apologize for some of my posts. My reply to that is twofold: Screw off, and if you are truly waiting for an apology, you will be waiting a very, very long time.

Nancy Hops On The Hypocrite Train Again…

Nancy Pelosi has a very difficult time separating fact from fantasy and the hypocrisy that she continues to vomit on the poor souls of America is beyond comprehension. After the capitol riot on 1/6 she implemented procedures where every lawmaker would have to pass through a metal detector to keep everyone safe (from all of those monstrous Republicans).

As a result, she docked $5,000 from both Reps. Louie Gohmert and Andrew Clyde’s pay for defying the new procedures, according to a senior Democratic aide.

Obviously anything you can do to protect people is a good thing, just don’t ruin it by playing politics.

In a statement, she said that “Many House Republicans began disrespecting our heroes by refusing to adhere to basic precautions keeping members of our congressional community safe — including by dodging metal detectors, physically pushing past police, and even attempting to bring firearms into the chamber.” 

Now, this all seems like a good idea on the surface, but the fact that she says that Republicans are “disrespecting our heroes” by refusing to comply with her new procedures is the height of hypocrisy. She has spent almost a year ignoring how her side of the aisle has disrespected police officers across the nation. They have been spit on, had urine and feces thrown on them, had objects thrown at them and fireworks shot at them. What has Nancy had to say about this? Nothing.

I am not saying that the folks who protect the capitol do not deserve the same amount of respect because they do, but once again she conveniently forgets the thousands of police who have been subjected to this vile type of behavior, sometimes on a daily basis. She forgets the hundreds of riots where police officers have been injured, insulted, and disrespected by the domestic terrorists from ANTIFA and BLM.

Her behavior, unfortunately, is to be expected. She has once again has proven that she has no insight as to her own behavior and that by ignoring the lefts own incredibly inappropriate behavior, it shows that she is the worst kind of hypocrite.

I hope that these gentlemen refuse to pay the fine but in all honesty, they do need to follow the rules…

Post Trump Derangement Syndrome

I did it again. After eight years of Obama and Biden, I thought that some civility would return to the left. I was wrong because it only got worse. After four years of Trump, I wasn’t as hopeful, but I still thought that since they got their way and Biden was elected, they would start to act like rational human beings. Needless to say, I fucked up again.

The fact that the left has decided that since they hated Trump, they can hate the people who voted for him equally as much is incredibly disturbing if not just downright crazy. Every day now you hear about plans to “out” Trump supporters for doing the unimaginable. They exercised their constitutional right to support a candidate who aligned with their views and values. The horror…

If you made or make the mistake of admitting that you in any way support Trump, you then enter the Delusion Zone of the left. I have found this to be an interesting place where the left goes to allow crazy to come to the forefront of everything, mostly including reasonable thought. It is the lefts ultimate safe space. It is where someone goes who is suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. But I believe it should now be referred to as Post Trump  Derangement Syndrome, or at this point, you are just an idiot.

If you ever encounter someone on the left, just mention the name Trump. Or if you dare, utter the words “Make America Great Again.” The retreat to the Delusion Zone will almost be immediate. Eyes will glaze over, the anger and vitriol that comes next would shock even the most modest nun. For what you might ask? Because you dared to support the orange man. The same man who, until COVID, improved the economy to best it has been in decades. The lowest unemployment of pretty much every demographic group there is.

As I sit here thinking about it, I can’t believe that anyone would support him for that.

But the question still remains. Why would you be targeted for supporting a president who is no longer in office? The answer is pretty simple. They are afraid. They are afraid of the support that he gained over the four years he was in office. More Latinos and blacks voted for Trump in the 2020 election than for any other Republican in history.

They are afraid of the fact that the mean orange man would dare challenge a media system that hated him from day one. This has already been proven in the first two weeks of the Biden presidency. As I said before, this will be four years of “Boxers or briefs”?

For the left it is intellectually less difficult to immediately scream RACIST than it is to debate the issues with someone.  

So again, why on earth would you waste precious brain cells and allow yourself to get aggravated over a man who isn’t even president anymore? Think about that. Kind of dumb.

Please put that in your pipe and smoke it.