Remember

That a handgun should be used sparingly, for immediate threats, and to gain you time to get to your rifle.

The FBI’s arrest of a group of New Jersey and New York Muslims trying to organize a “small army” for the Islamic State leaves little doubt we are facing a full-blown Islamic insurgency inside our borders.

According to a just-released federal criminal complaint, five young Muslim men tied to IS were busted conspiring to recruit a small army for the terror group in New Jersey and New York.

The busts bring to 70 the number of IS-inspired terrorists arrested in this country in homeland plots.

Meantime, the FBI reports that all 56 of its field offices have active investigations against other IS suspects.

It’s now clear we’re besieged by a Fifth Column. Yet the White House fatuously insists these are unrelated, unconnected, isolated, one-off “lone wolf” incidents.

Federal agents don’t see it that way. They see all these “lone wolves” running in the same religious pack.

Great, now I get to spend my day wondering if I have enough “truck gun” ammo.

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How?

Did this guy get through the barricade of politics?

As Gen. Mark A. Milley was sworn in as the Army’s 39th chief of staff on Friday, he offered a stern warning that the United States must remain prepared to handle multiple enemies at a time or face the consequences.

“As America, we have no luxury of a single opponent,” Milley said. “We have to be able to fight guerrillas and terrorists all the way up through nation-state militaries. If we do not maintain our commitment to remain strong in the air, on the sea and yes, on the ground, then we will pay the butcher’s bill in blood, and we will forever lose the precious gift of our freedom.”

We can only hope he means it.

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Mix and Match

The past truly is a different country. I had no idea this existed:

  
Reminds me of this for some reason:

  

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You win some

In Michigan

CLIO, MI – A judge has ruled that a Clio-area father can legally open carry his pistol inside of his daughter’s elementary school despite a legal challenge from the school district.

Genesee Circuit Judge Archie Hayman on Monday, Aug. 10, ruled in favor of Kenneth Herman, who filed the lawsuit March 5 in Genesee County Circuit Court against the Clio Area School District after he was denied access to Edgerton Elementary multiple times while attempting to pick up his daughter because he was open-carrying a pistol.

“The ruling today does not come as a surprise, the law is the law,” Herman said after Hayman’s decision. “Now that Clio Area Schools have heard the ruling, read the laws and the Court of Appeals case law has been explained to them, I they stop burning through tax dollars fighting the law and common sense.”

And you lose some

In Texas

Cody Wilson and the Second Amendment Foundation are fighting the good fight against some extremely restrictive ITAR regulations that have put the kibosh on Defense Distributed’s 3D printed firearms files. It looks like the first skirmish in that battle has gone to the government, with a Texas judge denying a preliminary injunction that would have allowed Defense Distributed to distribute their CAD files online again. TTAG has exclusively obtained the judge’s order, and while an immediate appeal has already been filed, there are still some real gems in here that show how the legal system thinks about the Second Amendment and free speech in general. Hint: it ain’t good . . .

While the founding fathers did not have access to such technology, Plaintiffs maintain the ability to manufacture guns falls within the right to keep and bear arms protected by the Second Amendment. Plaintiffs suggest, at the origins of the United States, blacksmithing and forging would have provided citizens with the ability to create their own firearms, and thus bolster their ability to “keep and bear arms.” While Plaintffs’ logic is appealing, Plaintiffs do not cite any authority for this proposition, nor has the Court located any. The Court further finds telling that in the Supreme Court’s exhaustive historical analysis set forth in Heller, the discussion of the meaning of “keep and bear arms” did not touch in any way on an individual’s right to manufacture or create those arms. The Court is thus reluctant to find the ITAR regulations constitute a burden on the core of the Second Amendment.

In other words, while you absolutely have the right to keep and bear arms, there’s nothing that protects the right to manufacture those firearms. Or so this specific judge says. That could have broad reaching implications for people who manufacture their own guns using 80% receivers, and possibly open the door for a whole new line of attack for gun control activists. Because if the manufacture of guns isn’t protected under the 2nd Amendment, then what’s stopping anti-gun states from declaring all manufacture illegal and running gun makers out of business?

And then the anti-gun politicians show that they don’t actually care about “saving children’s lives” or “stopping crime” or whatever false reasoning they used to support the passage of new laws that deny people their civil rights.

In Oregon

A new law requiring background checks for all firearm sales and transfers, including private transactions, goes into effect in Oregon Sunday.

But will anyone enforce it?

One of the main sponsors of the bill, State Sen. Ginny Burdick (D-Portland), admitted Friday the law doesn’t include money for enforcement.

Still, Burdick said, “This will make it harder for the criminals and the dangerously mentally ill to get guns.”

If you sell a gun privately, in person or online, the law says you have to meet the buyer at a licensed gun shop and have them go through a background check, which Burdick says costs $10.

Law enforcement authorities in the Portland area and throughout the state say they won’t go out and find people who are breaking the law, though they will investigate any reports they get.

“It’s just a simple practicality – until we have the resources here to fully fund law enforcement and prosecution, new crimes probably aren’t going to get much attention,” Lane County Sheriff Byron Trapp said when asked about the bill in June.

Essentially, “We’re going to get after these guys some time in the future. Maybe. We’ll see.”

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Welcome

To the party, progressives!

The Guardian, and a number of leftosphere sites (which is where I found it) are bemoaning a recent admission by the feds in front of a federal judge in Oregon.

The Obama administration’s no-fly lists and broader watchlisting system is based on predicting crimes rather than relying on records of demonstrated offenses, the government has been forced to admit in court.

In a little-noticed filing before an Oregon federal judge, the US Justice Department and the FBI conceded that stopping US and other citizens from travelling on airplanes is a matter of “predictive assessments about potential threats”, the government asserted in May.

“By its very nature, identifying individuals who ‘may be a threat to civil aviation or national security’ is a predictive judgment intended to prevent future acts of terrorism in an uncertain context,” Justice Department officials Benjamin C Mizer and Anthony J Coppolino told the court on 28 May.

“Judgments concerning such potential threats to aviation and national security call upon the unique prerogatives of the Executive in assessing such threats.”

It is believed to be the government’s most direct acknowledgement to date that people are not allowed to fly because of what the government believes they might do and not what they have already done.

The don’t like the “pre-crime” idea, but since the anti-gun types believe that all that is stopping an otherwise law-abiding gun owner from killing someone is a couple of unpleasant experiences, they still believe that the list is a good thing to use to deny people their civil rights.

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Iran’s neighbors

Are against the Obama nuclear sellout.

You’d think that’d give some people a clue.

Sadly, no.

Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi ambassador to the United States between 1981 and 2005, has written a damning column in which he compares the Iran nuclear deal to the failed nuclear deal with North Korea — and concludes it will have even worse consequences.

Writing for the London-based Arabic news Web site Elaph, Badar suggests that President Obama is knowingly making a bad deal, while President Bill Clinton had made a deal with North Korea with the best intentions and the best information he had. The new deal will “wreak havoc” in the Middle East, which is already destabilized due to Iranian actions, Bandar writes.

When you’re a mental midget who holds ideological purity and deathgrip loyalty above all else, even experts won’t change your mind.

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This

Is some of that next level shit.

A podcast from Blackness.TV. The guest is Marissa Janae Johnson, one of the women who busted up the Bernie Sanders’ lovefest here in Seattle over the weekend.

I’m not going to embed it, because it is vile. If you want to listen, and you should so that you’ll know what you’re up against, hit the above link.

To paraphrase her, if you are not willing to lay down your life to prove that black lives matter to you, you’re a racist.

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The Death of Civil Society

“When there is no organization with autonomy, there is no threat.”

Vaclav Havel’s Power of the Powerless looks like it’s complementary. 

Hmm. My misanthropy inclines me to like a Bowling Alone society, but if we need robust independent social organizations to counteract the State, must I begin bowling with others to further my political goals? Not bloody worth it. 

But wait! All is not lost! Aren’t 4chan, and Sad/Rabid Puppies, and various subreddits, and Arfcom, the modern versions of bowling leagues? With the added benefit of (sort of) anonymity? 

I feel better. 

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Will the last gun shop in Seattle

Please remember to let us know if they’ve moved to Shoreline or Tukwila?

In a vote on Monday afternoon, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a new gun tax and regulations within the city.

The new tax would place an extra $25 on each firearm sold within the city and 5 cents on each round of ammunition. It would also require mandatory reporting of lost and stolen firearms.

…..

“A gun violence tax will give us revenue to provide broad-based benefits through research and prevention programs. Mandatory reporting provides the police information critical to investigations. I’m grateful for my colleagues’ full support for both of these measures.”

Critics have called foul on the arguments for the taxes.

Sergey Solyanik is one such critic. The owner of Precise Shooter on Aurora Avenue, argues against the new tax, and has published his own numbers and figures that contradict the city’s assertions it can take in between $300,000 and $500,000 in gun-tax revenue to put towards gun-violence prevention programs.

“Basically, what the city has done is that they have invented numbers,” he said. “Pretty much, all the numbers they have associated with this proposal are outright fake.”

Solyanik punched his own numbers, based on actual sales in the city, and he estimates Seattle would more likely get around $80,000 from the tax. But that is only if the tax doesn’t alter the market. The gun store owner also argues that the tax will cause customers to divert their purchases to shops just beyond the city’s border.

I’ve never bought a firearm within the city limits of Seattle, and now I don’t have to worry about thinking about doing so. I wonder if this will apply to internet sales both from stores in the city selling to people outside the city/state, and/or people who live inside the city buy from stores outside the city/state?

Sorry Sergey, but I’d sure like to see a business either just outside of the city limits advertise a special for transfers for Seattle residents.

Anyway, the lawsuit will be interesting, since taxation is one of the keys to destruction.

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Those who ignore history

I’m sure you can finish the rest of it

A couple of decades ago, Sweden had a strong military. Its air force was one of the capable in the world, its navy had dozens of ships and submarines, and artillery guarded the coastlines from a multitude of secret mountain hideaways.

Now, after a number of fatal decisions, based on the belief that wars in Europe were a thing of the past, most of its military is gone and Sweden has virtually no means of protecting itself.

According to Sweden’s Supreme Commander Sverker Göransson, we can, at best and in five years, defend ourselves in one place for one week.

Sweden is a large country: with 447,435 square kilometers, it is the fifth largest in Europe. It also has one of the longest coastlines in Europe (3,200 kilometers), which not easily defensible.

Four days before the Second World War broke out, then Prime Minister Per Albin Hansson declared that “Sweden’s preparedness is good.” But that statement was a lie. Sweden’s financial preparedness may have been good, but its military preparedness was abysmal. The Swedish Army was outdated. Since the 1920s, Sweden’s military had been cut almost in half. Sweden could perhaps have resisted Hitler’s Germany for a few hours.

By declaring itself neutral — and allowing Germany to use the Swedish railway system to transport weapons and personnel to and from Norway — Sweden was able to avoid the fate of Denmark and Norway, which were occupied by the Germans. During that war, however, Sweden did start mobilizing substantially. By 1943, it had achieved a respectable military strength.

The article makes note of Putin possibly “asking to borrow” Gotland so that he could get the Baltic states in order.

I can’t see them being in any state to say no.

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