Atlantic, N.C.

Oct. 25, 2020

TO THE EDITOR:

 Joe Biden and his administration have stated clearly that the Second Amendment is on the chopping block if he is elected. Let us examine their proposals versus reality:

1.Banning of modern sporting rifles, known to liberals as "assault weapons." Formerly liberals called these "assault rifles," but quietly changed the term to cover anything they disliked. This ban includes the very popular AR15, M1A, M1 carbine, AK platforms, most anything with a detachable magazine. Most of these arms have been with us 60-100 years.

2. Magazine bans. Banning a box magazine with whatever capacity they wish to deem evil.

3. Licensing and registration of arms and owners. This is to make easy a way to identify and locate arms and their owners for confiscation.

4. Forced confiscation. Government coming to your location to take your property by force of arms. Biden has said "Yes, we will come and take your.......(fill in the blank)".

5. Limiting ammunition amount citizens may have.

6. Elimination of self defense by firearms. This has been seen in evolution lately in St. Louis and other places.

7. Imposing high taxes and fees for firearms and ammunition they do allow you to keep (for the time being).

8. Ban on lead projectiles, or lead containing projectiles. Bullets that are homogenous of other metals are deemed "armor piercing" and are already illegal. This would effectively ban ammunition. (Steel shot for migratory bird hunting is exempted for now).

9. Ban importation of arms and ammunition.

10. Control and restriction or elimination of availability of primers to the public. (Primers are the critical component of ammunition).

11. Ban of ammunition powders to citizens.

12. Elimination of concealed carry permits for firearms.

13. Closure of firing ranges with environmental regulations.

These are but a few of the coming acts with a Biden/Harris administration.

The reality:

1. The purchasing of firearms and ammunition are at all time highs.

Currently, there is a severe short-age of arms and ammunition. This shortage is far more severe than what was seen in the 90's and early 2000's. This reflects citizen concerns over existing violence seen all over the country; and citizen fear of bans.

2. Exponential increase in concealed carry permits. Reflects citizen fear of violence.

3. Sales of modern sporting rifles are at all-time highs. Citizens correctly know that mob violence dictates arms with higher capacity to have the ability to survive a mob attack.

4. Democrat move to defund or ban police. This adds to citizen motivation to obtain arms and ammunition. Nationally, we have seen the result of the liberal attack on police. Resignations and retirements are at an all-time high. New applicants for police are at all- time lows. This factors into a move to higher crime.

5. In the face of defunding of the police, one wonders who the Democrats plan to use to confiscate citizens firearms. Will this be NATO troops? The military?

It is clear through purchasing patterns, the present severe arms and ammunition shortage, and background check levels for purchase, that citizens clearly don't support government confiscation or bans.

It is also clear that many of the purchasers are new or first time buyers. All of the above reflects distrust of the government as pro-posed by the Democrats. Couple that with the stated intent to institute socialist/communist agendas, and the equation expands beyond just fear of criminals.

The Second Amendment is and always has been, the last resort for citizens to resist tyranny; and that tyranny is nearer than most realize.

I invite all to investigate information presented here. Look around and see availability of arms and ammunition in their area. The Democrat Party is the party of big socialist government, destruction of our Constitution, and confiscatory taxes. Citizens without arms are subjects, and that was put to rest in the 18th century.

BILL RUDDER

(77) comments

JohnnyR

I think someone might be a little paranoid.

mpjeep

Agree, johnnyR.

Sleepwalker

I’ve always thought NATO...but with the lowering of test scores in almost all areas of this country and the fulfillment of openings from quotas , probably wouldn’t be a stretch to find some that would do the liberal bidding.

Big Fat Drunk Republican

At this point guns have zero to do with protection from tyranny. Let’s put that opinion to sleep.

As much as I hate them science, health care and education pushers (AKA Democrats) I believe they

Understand banning , stopping the sale of or trying to confiscate guns is not the ultimate goal of the Democratic Party.

If the black market controlled the gun trade wholly, it would create a deadly and violent unintended consequence that would make Chicago gun play look like small potatos.

Gun violence in America is out of control, has been for decades, and only getting worse.

Sticking our fingers in our ears and shouting instead of listening to that reality is elementary at this point.

I have no answers as to how we slow down the fact that’s it’s very easy for an idiot to get a gun, but I also know that should a tyrant decide he wants to come and take the guns. The small arms “militia” ain’t stopping him from taking the gun from “the cold dead hands”.

Seems the smarter play would be coming up with ideas to protect the second amendment thru policies and laws designed to stop gun violence, instead of coming up with conspiracy theories pushed by right wing radio that they are coming for your guns! They are coming for your guns!

Sleepwalker

BFDR...you must be a small business owner.

drewski

The most hated liberal 9th circut court, subject of many tweets by you know who, ruled in August and struck down California's hi cap magazine ban.

The sky is not falling. Despite what you saw on fox news

mpjeep

In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled an individual has the right to bear arms. But who knows what future Justices will ponder.

We did have two past Supreme Court Justices, Warren Burger and John Stevens that were in favor of repealing the 2nd amendment.

As I understand it, a proposed amendment to the constitution must pass the House and the Senate by two-thirds majority and be ratified by three-fourths of the states.

We have other things that are forbidden, like drugs, dog fights, theft, etc., proving that laws alone do not stop violence. Bad guys will always be able to get guns, Period.

I believe in our right to bear arms, but I could support some type of gun restrictions. I don’t really see the need for folks to have assault type Rifles, like the AR-15.

Gun control laws may never happen, due to the fact that BLM leaders feel those types of laws would be racist. And you know how politically correct our country has become.

For now, Lock and Load.

JusticeForAll

Well, after the initial flurry of extreme paranoia vanishes and those willing to sacrifice their existence for a perceived threat find out they were wrong concerning the second amendment , maybe this nation can have a moment of realization that we need to unite, not threaten or make outrageous claims. Man has tried to suppress those in opposition with their own views and choices by killing the other side off, but it obviously doesn't work because here we are still repeating the same illogical method to resolve problems. Why not spend time on finding a way to promote understanding? Not a kumbaya moment, but serious talks and resolutions. Guns are not the answer, never have been and never will be. They only offer a short term transfer of power to a group. But for some, I guess that is enough to justify killing another.

Sleepwalker

Justice...Guns are an inanimate object. Most law abiding gun owners advocate for the same thing as you do but it’s the animals with the inanimate objects that are doing the killing of innocent and (sometimes) not so innocent citizens.

JusticeForAll

Agree Sleepwalker...

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CARTERETISCORRUPT

Anyone with basic research skills can easily see the article is correct. BFDR: If small arms cannot defeat tyranny, how did the Afghans defeat the russians, the Viet Cong in Vietnam defeat France and the U.S.? Paranoid? History says, no.

JohnnyR

I guess we now know who CARTERETISCORRUPT is.

drewski

Someone who thinks the russians were defeated by small arms rather then stinger missiles, and millions more in us aid.

Hambiscuit

a small comment here concerning being defeated by VC, NVA etc. Did not happen, our government gave that one away,

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Jeep states he cannot see a reason for anyone to own a AR15; let me share reasons to own: My family owns a 600 acre farm. In the 80's there was a band of poachers who totally ignored the law; and were intimidating land owners. They were also trapping illegally. I ran across a band of about 8 of them in the woods, alone. They became quite aggressive, confident in their numbers and being armed. Judicious use of my AR15 kept them from being too stupid, and it ended peacefully. They later were arrested. This wasn't the only time the AR 15 figured into my defense. At the time I was also in the military, and had bought the AR15 to train with, in case of being deployed. There are times where a rifle such as the AR15 is the best choice for defense. Had I been alone with a bolt action rifle, the situation would not have ended peacefully; that was apparent. You had to have been there. So, the blanket statement the jeep sees no reason to own a AR15 is short sighted at best. Lastly, and the best part is, that living in a free country, I have the choice regardless of what some other person may want to make for me, or others. In the end it is really about freedom, and choices.

mpjeep

Just wondering what you were doing walking around in the woods with an AR-15, corrupt, squirrel hunting?

BTW, thank you for your military service, corrupt.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Nope, groundhog hunting. Regardless, if I choose to walk my woodlands with my rifle that is my right and choice. As it turned out, the varmints were larger and armed that day.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

It is illustrative that you didn't "wonder" about the illegal armed trespassers on my property.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

I once had a college professor who said that folks who own firearms are paranoids. Knowing he had a large boat, I asked him if he had a fire extinguisher on his boat, he said yes. I asked if he had life preservers on his boat, again he said yes. I then said he must be paranoid of fire and of drowning. Since a firearm is an emergency piece of equipment, just like the fire extinguisher and the life preserver, then either folks who have them are paranoids or are prudent. Moving forward, that professor never again went on anti gun rants. I guess even liberals can see logic; maybe not.

mpjeep

A boat captain is required by Law to have a fire extinguisher and life jackets on board his vessel. Not required to have a gun.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

You missed the point entirely, but since you went that route, then, paranoia via the law. The point is that the firearm is an emergency piece of equipment, in the defensive role, and that was the point. Put another way, if you have a first aid kit in your home, does that mean you are paranoid of injury. It does by the liberal standard.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Kennesaw, Georgia would differ with that. It should be required by law, as in Switzerland, for citizens to have a military rifle at home. IT is sad the Swiss have a better sense of country security than most American citizens.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

One doesn't have to be paranoid, Biden has clearly stated his position on firearms; "Heck yes, we're going to take your ---------(fill in the blank). " He has stated this several times. Additionally, Biden was decisive in passing the abominable 1994 Crime Law, you know the one that the blacks so hate, because it locked so many of them in jail. IT also raped the Constitution. When concern is based on fact, evidence, and proof, it doesn't qualify as paranoia. Maybe consulting a dictionary would be of help.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Kumbaya didn't work with the King of England in the 1700's. IT took men with arms to decide the issue. The immense lack of history knowledge history his is appalling.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

"Policies and gun laws to stop the violence". Now that is funny. We have had automatic arms among us since the early 1900's. It isn't the gun that has changed, it is the moral values we have. You don't have to be a genius to see the moral decay all around us. Until we stop blaming the violence on objects, and place the blame on those who are doing the violence, we are lost. We must punish actual behavior, instead of regulating what or who can have what. Just as in the drug war, that by the way is totally lost, we cannot ban or regulate our way into peace. We will just go into another sphere of violence. History has shown that disarmed populations are ripe for genocide. That is without question. Until we face the REAL issues, we are doomed to repeat the past. Laws, regulations? If that were the case we would have utopia by now.

mpjeep

Civilian AR-15’s are like Military weapons, only not automatic. ARs are popular because cool dudes like their look, their sound and they make some folks feel powerful.

AR-15’s are like AK-47’s and M-16’s, none of which should be in the hands of civilians.

AR-15’s are one of the main weapons in modern mass shootings and have come to be the weapon of choice for perpetrators of these crimes (Sandy Hook School, San Bernardino Attack, Las Vegas Shooting, Sutherland Springs Church Shooting, Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting).

If you want a gun for home defense, you’d be better off with a shotgun. It will stop an invader at a short distance, but it won’t go through a wall and kill your neighbors, like an AR-15. Or even a handgun that’s easier to hold, move about with and you still have the ability to call 911, with the gun in your hand.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Jeep fears the AR15, and rightfully so. IT is the weapon of choice against tyranny, among Americans. To say that the AR should be banned because it was used in a "mass" shooting is short sighted. For, when the libs ban the AR, the shotgun will be the next mass shooting weapon; then jeep will want to ban those as well. It isn't about the tool, it is about the person. Properly loaded the AR15 5.56 won't overpenetrate as jeep would have you believe. Some knowledge of loadings is required; and the idea that a handgun is easier to hold is laughable, my wife would argue that point as well. The AR is my rifle of choice for matches, both local and national. IT is as accurate as my SSG 69's and my Sakos, all bolt actions. IT is about load choice. The same misinformed folks on these rifles want to dictate what we can have. What folly, indeed. I don't need my mustang with its 500 horsepower engine to go 55 miles per hour. But I do enjoy it immensely, and just as with the AR15, I have made my choice, and it is NOT for anyone else to dictate what car I can have OR what rifle I can own. That is what living in a free country is all about, freedom of choice. Those that fear the AR15, as illustrated among these postings; want to take away your freedoms, all based on their notion of what "should' be allowed citizens. I reject such notions wholesale. IF others choose to not own a AR15, it is their choice; it is not their right to dictate same to me or other citizens.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

I like the AR15 secondary to its accuracy, reliability, and modular construction. The platform has outgrown the 5.56 cartridge and is now chambered in many other calibers: .300 Blackout, 6.5 Grendel, 7.62 (.308), .30-06, and others. IT can be had in 9mm, 10mm, .40, and .45. ITs versatility is immense. IT doesn't have to be babied, is easy to maintain and configure. Barrel length run from around 7 inches out to about 26 inches, in slender and bull profiles. IT is hard to imagine a more useful rifle. IT was invented around 1956, and entered the vietnam war as the M16, in full automatic capability. The M16 family are throughbreds, a different breed from the AR15. There are many other semiautomatic rifles that function like the AR15, they just look different, and that is the rub. The liberals just don't like the appearance of the rifle, the fact that most all semi automatic rifles work identically to the AR15 is lost on them. Then the libs get nervous over the magazine capacity. To them I say: "So what". Again, it is about the criminal mind, not the object; as the criminal will find what ever is available to do their misdeeds. It is the citizens liberty that must be taken to answer for the lowest common denominator among us. That is patently wrong. Thus, the firearm type, caliber or magazine capacity is not the issue. We must reject the notion that taking liberties from citizens is the answer to crime. That is like banning cars to deal with drunk driving.

mpjeep

I do like your analogy of banning cars to deal with drunk drivers, which is not the answer. And I agree that your choice of weapon is your right.

drewski

It is the citizens liberty that must be taken to answer for the lowest common denominator among us. That is patently wrong.

Or its just common sense. Can you buy dynamite at the handy house? Nerve gas at the Walmart? Full auto at the gun store? How about fireworks seen a silver salute in 40 years? Now , how about a 200 rd drum magazine? Shouldn't they be readily available because its your right to keep and bear arms? Part of living in society is accepting restrictions on your behaviour for the common good.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

I reject limitation on my choices, society has proven to not be worthy of my loss of rights. Wal Mart does sell nerve gas, if you know what components to buy and mix. Some gun stores do sell full auto firearms, if they are class III shops. 200 round drums? Currently, not counting belt feds, 100 rounds is about the maximum capacity. There is little difference between 100 rounds in a magazine, and multiple mags of lesser capacity. IT comes down to competence. Those without a pair will always fear weapons, no matter the form. IF living in a "society" means I forfeit my choices, then it ceases to be acceptable to me. The liberals love choices; the choice to kill the unborn, the choice to lop off their genitals and declare themselves the opposite sex. But when it comes to weapons, they shrivel up. Choices, this is what it is all about. Stay off my choices.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

In fact, there is no finer home defense weapon than the AR15 in one of the pistol calibers. One in 9mm with a 32 round magazine, would be quite effective. Far quieter, and less recoil than the handgun, even my small wife is a worthy opponent to anyone seeking to do harm. She cannot pull back a pistol slide, but can handily pull the charging handle on the blowback actioned 9mm AR.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

One of the better suppressors would protect her hearing from the blast, but the liberals absolutely hate suppressors and their hearing protection properties. Another example of liberal minded folly.

mpjeep

I can tell by your writing, corrupt, that you are very passionate about the 2nd amendment, powerful weapons and powerful cars. I was as well, in my 20s and 30s.

I bought 3 guns in the 70s. I still have them and haven’t bought any since - S&W Model 27 357 with 8 ⅜ inch barrel, Remington Semi-Automatic 12-gauge shotgun and a Winchester 30-30 rifle with Octagon Barrel (never been fired).

I grew up in the muscle car era and owned a Pontiac GTO, Chevelle SS, Mustang and 2 Corvettes. I eventually grew out of the gun and car things. But, I have many fond memories of those days and the money I wasted. I even went through the motorcycle thing.

You mentioned that I didn't "wonder" about the illegal armed trespassers on your property. The thought did cross my mind and I wondered why, since you stated you already knew of the poachers on your land, you didn't call the authorities first?

Vigilante Justice really only works in the movies. And Stand Your Ground laws may not have applied in this situation. Especially if you faced a liberal Sheriff and District Attorney.

You willingly and knowingly went into the woods, loaded for bear, probably hoping to run across the bad guys. Fortunately for you, things went okay, or you may be looking back with some regret.

It is not unusual for veterans, returning home from active duty, to want to own guns for protection and recreation. It is your right.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Jeep, consider a Nordic custom magazine tube for your Remington.

JusticeForAll

In a similar incident, a farm was "owned" by a family in south Virginia. It was 500 acres and sold around 2003. Supposedly, some locals did "hunt" on others land back in the 70's, whether it was done knowingly or not is only know by them. No confrontations, no arrests. But, many squirrels were known to protect the area by flanking the trees on fence lines and dropping nuts on suspected violators.

For general knowledge, how many arrests does it take to become qualified to point out others indiscretions?

Owning a gun is our constitutional right. Unfortunately, the constitution can not regulate that individuals honor the privilege and responsibility of such ownership.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Jeep, the trespassers had radios and when law enforcement was in the area, they disappeared. Second, they were terrorizing elderly land owners, some even threatened arson of tobacco barns, the land owners money source. The local district attorney reinforced my right to defend my property; what I knew was immaterial. The trespassers KNEW they were violating the law, it was their choice to be criminals. One thing I left out is that I once stepped into one of their illegal traps; and it nearly destroyed my foot. Had it not been for the steel reinforced boot, I would be crippled. I had the right to be on my land, anywhere I chose, and to be armed. Intent was irrelevant. Lastly, I did have to employ the rifle on that occasion, it was judicially tested and approved. I have twice in my life defended myself with a firearm, all judicially tested and passed. In one case, the magistrate asked me why I didn't fire on the criminal, as deadly force was clearly justified. My response was that I was more afraid of him (the magistrate) than the criminal at the time. (IT was a car jacking attempt). Instead, I used 20% mace, and narrowly avoided deadly force. But I digress; yes, I notified authorities. They said they hadn't the resources to babysit my rural property, they didn't have the men. The state police were no help either, nor the game wardens. The violators who were poachers and illegal trappers, were quite adept at using radios, and knowledge of the land and road layout, to avoid law enforcement. As usual, law enforcement comes AFTER the crime has been committed. That is just too late. Thus, it is every citizens duty, to themselves, and other citizens, to provide for their own defense. That is the American way.

mpjeep

Fortunately, I haven't come across aggression from folks as you have or maybe I would feel the same way as you.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

"Hoping to run into the bad guys"? Well, yes. I sought out the criminals that were preying on the wildlife on my farm, destroying gates and crops. And threatening local elderly. I apologize not for that fact. If more citizens stood up against criminals, it would change the nature of crime. The criminal made the choice; it is by their own peril if they survive.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Oh, one last entry: I am in the middle of my sixth decade of life. I hope I never "outgrow" my passion for powerful cars, modern rifles, and my countries freedom. My passion is for freedom, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution in whole. I am equally passionate in opposition to the socialist/communist agenda, big government, and dictatorial government. FYI.

mpjeep

I still have a passion for powerful sports cars, just don't want to spend the money on them. Would love to have another Corvette.

And, I too am opposed to socialist/communist agendas and big government.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Jeep: You firearm lineup shows you don't carry. I do everyday. This illustrates the difference in choices. The STI Edge in .40 and the Beretta Elite II are my carry firearms. Summer finds the PPK/s in fashion. My point is that I choose to provide for the safety of myself and my wife. She chooses not to carry every day, but does on occasion. Individual choice. And that is what this is about, choices. It is interesting that the liberals want "choice" in abortion and other areas, but hate choice in other areas. What a conflict. Liberals support the taking of a life that has no choice; but condemn the killing of a criminal doing a crime of violence or sexual assault. The criminal had the choice on how to behave or not. That lineup is confusing at the least. Society is far better off with the newborn, than the violent criminal. This is why we must reject the liberal agenda.

mpjeep

Correct, I don't carry. My guns are in their cases in top of my closet. I still support your right to carry, but must admit when I'm around folks that do carry, I feel a little nervous.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Jeep: Instead of being nervous around folks who have been vetted to carry; be nervous around all those criminals who carry with criminal intent every day. They are there, and prey on the innocent every day. Every crime or intimidation isn't reported. Fear is a powerful motivator, in either direction.

mpjeep

Being vetted doesn't necessarily make me comfortable.

There's a guy that lives in Broad Creek off hwy 24. He drives around with a big confederate flag on his truck. Has several big confederate flags in his yard. (don't get me wrong, I'm all for displaying confederate flags, if you'd like to) .

He carries all the time. I've talked to him about 6 times in my life and he's always talking about civil war and blacks. Claims to be a son of the confederacy, but I feel he has other motives.

Makes me nervous every time I run across him, vetted or not..

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Nervousness isn't a legislative event. Having a pair will alleviate that issue.

JohnnyR

I have a feeling President Biden will have something to say about that 2nd Amendment.

drewski

Its doubtful biden will have any effect on 2a. Thats a judiciary not an executive issue.

What is more likely is several back to back horrific events, like hi cap mags and school children, turns the tide of public opinion. That is what happened in 96, and a 10 yr ban on import or sale of " assault weapons" was enacted. A shooter at a senate softball game, followed by Ms Gifford shot in the head on stage. So maybe school children being slaughtered won't do it?

mpjeep

You're correct, ski.... changes, maybe, but not elimination.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

drewski is right. There will be another high body count massacre done, in order to "justify" a weapon ban of some sort, or a magazine ban. That is how easy it is to manipulate the public sheep. We are seeing it presently with this wuflu.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Biden certainly will have a negative affect for a while on Second Amendment Rights issues. But realize this; there are many who won't have it, and will resist at will. Then those police that the liberals hate so much will be called to perpetrate violence on citizens, in the name of "The law". What a joke. We will never give up our arms, no matter what form they may take. Firearms are not the only weapon to use against tyranny; the bottle, rag and gasoline do just fine. OR are you planning to ban those as well?

David Collins

Biden has a lot to say about a lot of things . After all, he has had 47 years of practice saying things . Little or nothing came from all that hot air expended , other than a paycheck . What will change , other than a bigger paycheck ? You are forgetting the Senate . Executive orders only go so far and as we have seen they can be ignored or slow walked to death .

JusticeForAll

Going to change the subject for a minute since I am not into fiction much these days. mpjeep- I know you do not condone adultery, as I do not. A tidbit of information that might come in helpful if you know someone who suffered that abuse. If adultery was a proven cause of a divorce, then there is a law that the party who sought the divorce can file a suit against the ex spouse and the adulterer if they can prove that they married, or they lived together long enough to establish common law marriage. Plus it helps if they admit to it. Have a great day!

mpjeep

Good points Justice. And in NC you can sue for alienation of affection. Most states don't allow this.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Alienation of affection. If there ever was a useless, cow dung law, it is that one. Also known as the "Heart Balm" law, it is another tool for the bottom feeding lawyer, aka divorce lawyer, to use in extortion fights over money. This combined with the ever present first place false accusation: Domestic violence, and not to leave out other creative approaches. All divorce laws should be repealed, marriage vows honored, and divorce lawyers unemployed. Now there is justice.

DJ

The possibility exists that Biden/Harris will make felons out of millions of Americans. Just a guess but based on the lawlessness I see in many major cities, a revolution on firearms is the last thing this country needs.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

It isn't a question of "If" anymore, it is a question of how soon, we have a very big fight over the Second Amendment. With half of the country gone stupid, it is inevitable.

JusticeForAll

mpjeep- the difference is that in the alienation action the only party one can seek damages from is the third party. And it is usually a jury trail. It can be an emotional nightmare. The adulterers are selfish and validate their reasons with lies and have no concern to the damage they do to all affected parties. In the other lawsuit, one can seek damages from both adulterers and no jury. Enough time passes by the time this suit can come to court, so emotions are not as relevant. Makes it easy, too, if the adulterers refer to each other as husband/wife- in writing.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

The American people have the right to be stupid; and around half of the country exercised that right. The fact that so many voted for Biden clearly shows how little some value our rights in favor of handouts. Enjoy the high taxes, high gas prices, and government nanny state.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Relative to Biden, I predict this, as it is a perfect storm: Biden will be assassinated, it will be blamed on the militia (and called right wing and conservative supported), and we will see (ignorant) public clamor for more gun control, and suppression of all things Republican. Back in 1994, the militia movement was growing, then we had the Ruby Ridge, Waco, and other events to demonize the militias, and attack on our rights via the 1994 Crime Bill, aka Assault Weapons Ban. To liberals, body counts are not of matter, it is the results they are concerned about. IT won't be until our country is subverted into destruction, that they will be happy.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Then we have the recent boo hoo election of Gabby Giffords husband to office. Still think she was shot in the head randomly? NO, it serves the liberal agenda.

drewski

Yes a shooting from 24 yrs ago is part of " the long game" conspiracy, by the dems. To take your guns.. great planners those dems. And ppl joke about tin foil hats too!

mpjeep

Biden and his small group of people will soon have control of our country. The US is dominated by the rich and powerful, while the average American has little power. American democracy is a sham.

Biden will be a puppet leader, a weak leader who will spread his power to a select few.

Powerful corporations and affluent individuals have a significantly larger influence on policy making than ordinary citizens, a real threat to democracy.

A very small group of the wealthiest may have sufficient power to dominate policy in certain key areas. Influence could occur, through lobbying, the electoral process and the US Constitution.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

With the election of Biden; Americans have thrown away the country. We will see corruption on a scale rivaling Stalin and Lenin. The other half of the country needs to be prepared to take back the country from these tyrants.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

The only good thing about a Biden/Harris/Pelosi presidency is that I will live to do my patriotic duty. I had thought that it would be further away than I had years left. Those fools will stomp on holy ground, to their certain peril.

JusticeForAll

Totally rational, right? And don't pretend this is not what the majority of Trump supporters think.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

The millions of Trump supporters see this for what it is: A socialist agenda item through any means possible, including frank cheating in elections. We also realize that we have been at war for some time. The propaganda machine, the thuglike brown shirt activity in blue cities, the violence, the attacks on our president from the swamp, the alphabet soup agencies, and the just plain useful idiots. This cannot be resolved in the voting booth. Trump supporters know that the sheeple of this country are spoon fed defective information by the media. They know that big tech is solidly in bed with the liberals. The alliance above is very similar to early Nazi year activities. ...... The liberals want now for us to come together and hold hands with them, unite, and be as one. This, after they spent the last four years attacking our president, our country, our morals, the very fabric of our nation. I say to them, "When hades freezes over, bub". We are going to give you back in spades the mess you doled out for the last four years.. I love this country, as do the millions of true Americans (aka Trump supporters). Rational? We care not what someone who wavers in the wind thinks. ...

(Edited by staff.)

CARTERETISCORRUPT

It is hilarious that one state has decriminalized possession of marijuana and heroin. Yet, criminalizes gatherings at churches. Folks, if that doesn't tell you all you need to know about liberals, nothing will.

Scary gun what a joke

First of all I bet 95% of you people here never served are country! Nor even no anything about the second amendment that I fought hard to keep and my son's mom lost her life this year fighting for are country to keep as well keep us as Americans safe! Makes me sick most of you look at a ar 15 and do not do the research it's the cause of less than 2% deaths with guns in the u.s! Let alone how many of them deaths was self defense by us law abiding citizens as well as police officers! Or just a normal suicide because after are vets come home do not get the help from trama went through in war! Let alone all the other help us the people the vets are not getting. As in jobs health care so on! So all you people that scream out yea ban the ar 15 ban the ak 47 and mags like are normal glock hand guns we carry to defend are self and family from criminal people to keep are self and families safe. Say you get your way and ban the ar 15 and ak 47 great job u took the 2% of the guns that you say are the problem away! The looks of these guns the people don't no guns just think they are so scary. What a joke any good gun man with any gun can take many life's with any gun and fast. We have many way more powerful guns other than the ar and ak not under attack! This is just like what happened in Germany when Hitler was the leader he took arms from people the rest is history! This is b.s that everyone on here has no respect for us law abiding people that deserve to own are ar guns and ak guns. Most of you don't even no what ar stands for. You think it means something else! Every gun I bought at a shop or on line I did my nics cheak through the f.b.I most of you think you just walk in and buy one and its easy. No its not! Most people that own these guns 98 % of us deserve to have them. Or more again look at the facts less than 2 % deaths are buy these guns. They do not count in law that use these guns when violent junkies try to take there lifes. You no how many police would have never got to go home to there children or wife if they did not have that ar? We fought to be a free country home of the free land of the brave! But many people here don't think that way! Most of you sit behind your desk and talk smack about a gun you don't know anything about! And it's really easy for you all to be quick to take away things we fought hard to keep or the brave like my son's mom that died this year for us to keep! People please do your research look into the guns you put down before you do! Look at the big problem in the u.s drugs! Gangs the bad people put your energy and money there not on the scary guns you no nothing about!

JusticeForAll

Not afraid of an AR-15, but some of the comments on this thread are very scary. Guess we miss the point that while firearms are a constitutional right, we can only try, as a society, to make sure the hands they end up in are capable of jurisprudence. This thread demonstrates otherwise.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Jurisprudence? Now that was a very humorous statement, indeed. The bottom line is this: You won't get another bite at the apple. We are aware and determined.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Living in a truly free society, is not having to justify to another person WHY you want to have any particular item. It is not having to give one rat's behind what some fool, in whatever diminished, misinformed capacity, deems it acceptable for me to have this or that item. What matters is what I do with that particular item. That alone. While some here state they don't fear the AR15, clearly they do fear arms. It is inherent in their core beliefs and statements. I fear not the other mans arms, I make myself as capable as possible. There are many who practice other martial art styles, empty hands and not. We don't hear the "fearful" losing bladder control over the other arts. Yet, rest assured, they are quite dangerous as well. We see looming a severe attack on our Second Amendment Rights on our horizon. The founders gave us the Right to defend ourselves from such an onslaught. While I pray this won't happen, undoubtedly, one day it will. Human nature is to try and exercise power over others. Jurisprudence? I have little faith in the law, as I have seen it lately. IT appears that the "Law" in some areas condones rioting, looting and all manner of perversion. I have little use for man's law.

5156782576

Joe Biden 2nd Amendment Tax Law is Blackmail for Gun Owners.

mpjeep

From Biden’s website:

Require gun owners to safely store their weapons. Biden will pass legislation requiring firearm owners to store weapons safely in their home.

Among many, many other things. But probably store guns under lock and key.

JusticeForAll

What you are actually advocating is fascism CIC. Force is temporary. Honorable people use their words/actions to propagate a fair and equal justice for all humankind. John Lennon had it right. So simple. But greed and stupidity rule.

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

You may say I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope some day you'll join us

And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

You may say I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope some day you'll join us

And the world will be as one

CARTERETISCORRUPT

JUstice, re read my posts and identify the fascist elements. IF freedom is fascist, then yes, I am a fascist. And proudly.

Die4Freedom

MpJeep,

...SWAT Teams have widely switched to .223/5.56 as it has trouble getting through a third layer of sheetrock, where a pistol caliber AR or MP5 will go through 9 or 10 sheets. That means friendlies should not be at risk one or two rooms away as the round has tumbled and fragmented. The pistol caliber AR can go through 9 or 10 layers of sheetrock making it a danger up to 5 rooms away...

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