It’s important to understand one of the key strategies being followed by the Democrat secular socialist political machine and their lackeys in the legacy media.
it’s quite evident when you consider their actions against President Trump that no action he takes is ever considered “good enough”. This morning, that includes a cease fire his administration brokered between Turkey and the Kurds.
in fact, the media from multiple outlets is even arguing that it is a “pause” and not a “cease fire”. This trivial politically correct criticism is absolutely ridiculous until you look at things in the long term.
Nothing President Trump does is considered “worthy” or “laudable” by the political machine. The media lackeys ignore the fact that the President donates his entire salary to worthy charities, and then criticizes him for making money in his hotel business, calling them “emollients”. In today’s newscast he was criticized for offering his hotel for a major foreign policy conference. The media would have you think that his evil plan is to make a fortune off his public service. He’s a business man in legitimate business activities that are fairly priced in an open market place.
The currency of the legacy media is to manipulate their reader and viewer’s emotions, and in particular fear. But they also manipulate envy and the other deadly sins.
it’s important to take this as an example when we consider gun control legislation. No level of appeasement will ever be good enough until the political machine’s ultimate goal is achieved. Our cooperation as gun owners will never be adequate. This is at the core of the strategy that infringements never actually address crime or criminals, they only impact the law abiding gun owners that try and follow the rules.
One of the side effects (which I would argue are completely intended consequences) is that the unlimited matrix of rules, regulations and irrational infringements act together to make it very difficult for the average person to navigate all the complexity and remain lawful. With so many obstacles to gun ownership and usage, it’s intentionally been made easy to make a mistake. This is the legacy of years of incremental infringement because gun owners accept “reasonable regulation” of a constitutional right.
It’s time for that to stop. We will no compromise. Our liberty and the potential for Democrat secular socialist political machine controlled tyranny is too important.
Your sacrifice is NEVER enough when their agenda is total destruction.
As to Red Flag laws… take a look at this 84 year old Korean war veteran’s experience in Red Flag Massachusetts. ..
While I would not consider this source particularly reliable, he does post some background on the incident:
Nichols criticized the school SRO for leaving the school campus to take coffee breaks while he was on duty.
The SRO that Nichols (the crossing guard) criticized within earshot of the diner’s waitress is married to the school’s assistant principal.
It took the waitress two weeks and a little help from the town police chief to decide that Nichols was a threat, and take out the ERPO to disarm him. Some “extreme risk”…
While the city police chief considers this to be brought to a satisfactory conclusion, nothing indicates that Nichols has his carry permit or guns back…
And no, he still has not has his guns or permit returned as of this posting:
Guess his first and second amendment rights don’t count for much in that state.
Go ahead. Keep silent. Let these gun confiscation laws take foothold in your own state like the other 18 that are routinely using them to disarm lawful people.
Is this a one off aberration, reflecting rare abuse of these draconian one-sided laws? I think not. In Connecticut (which enacted them 20 years ago – well ahead of Sandy Hook) and Indiana, the initial orders are reversed 1/3 of the time as soon as a judge hears both sides of the story. Congress knows this. Dave Kopel testified on the facts.
In Florida, which limits complainants to sworn police officers and has confiscated citizen firearms 8,500 times since 2018 (at the rate of 5 orders per day), 5 percent of the orders are reversed. Sometimes, they don’t even bother to be sure it’s the right person being disarmed:
There’s a summary here along with John Lott’s research and my GRNC brochure: