Charging “Gun Violence” to justify “Gun Control” is a violent lie

Charging responsible gun owners cotnribute to “Gun Violence” and using this as as justification for “Gun Control” is, in fact, a violent and immoral lie.

This chart documents the 90,000,000 subjects murdered by governments in the past 100 years as a result of citizen disarmament also known as gun control.

This is the discussion:

Death by “Gun Control”

If anyone throws the term “gun violence” at us, this should be our response when they try to justify “gun control” with the term.

“Gun violence” is emotional manipulation, completely forgetting the fact that the moral use of force, including a firearm,  is in self-defense of your own life and those that you love and are responsible for.

Using a gun to defend against criminals or a tyrannical government is not, and never has been “gun violence”.

Anyone saying so is immoral and lying.

Fact Check Like a Pro!

Ever wonder why the same story with Leftist supporting spin, very similar wording and positioning appears through a number of “news” outlets all at once on media outlets all over the place? 

I’ve often attributed the very similar wording of stories to the laziness of local editors that can’t be bothered to rewrite the material being disseminated from the same source. Well… here’s detailed evidence of what that source is…

Now you can “fact check” with the “best of them”… 

We need Constitutional Concealed Carry Now!

In North Carolina, GRNC is working now to help pass Constitutional Concealed Carry. Please write North Carolina legislators to support H189 and H338. GRNC does “For the Children®” and frankly for everyone else!

The anti-gun crowd will paint this as the “wild west” incarnate, but the fact is that open carry without a permit has always been permitted and never has been a problem. Guns save lives. Keeping criminals guessing prevents crime.

The anti-gun crowd have been working to control the narrative by introducing replacement jargon. Gun violence” has replaced “gun crime” to focus more on fear than the criminal aspects of the problem. Successful self defense is sometimes violent, and that is what stops criminals. “Violence” is not a problem unless you’re a snowflake afraid of the sun.

The gun ban crowd care nothing about “gun safety” in this context. Only those of us that work to teach and train gun owners safe firearm handling and marksmanship own that.

More concealed carry guns will stop more mass murders. Even more will stop them if we eliminate the supposed “gun free” massacre zones, too.

Constitutional Carry laws won’t make it easier for prohibited people to carry guns. These people still remain prohibited. If we start prosecuting felons in possession (few of the 50,000 caught and charged in the last 5 years were actually convicted of this crime) crime will drop even more.

With more than half the states restoring Constitutional Concealed Carry, we know that crime will drop after we enact this law. If it got worse, we’d have heard about it by now – and the media and anti-gun “researchers” have been silent.

Police have no duty to protect you regardless of the catchy motto. You are on your own at home or in public as far as effective personal self defense.

Passing Constitutional Carry restores enumerated civil rights and allows citizens the freedom to protect themselves without a “permission slip” from government. An expensive and time delaying rights infringing process is eliminated. Nothing in governance is “weakened”.

The NC Concealed Carry Handgun permit system remains in place to allow reciprocity when visiting other states, and to permit carry within 1,000 feet of schools and onto school property and government property when carrying inside a locked motor vehicle.

The Aftermath of Ignited Gaslight

A few weeks ago, GRNC successfully helped marshal SB41 through our North Carolina legislature, eliminating a Jim Crow era discriminatory law that required citizens to go to their local Sheriff to get permission slips to purchase handguns.

For months before this, the politicians and media gaslighted citizens through an orchestrated campaign of lies about the bill, claiming all kind of things that included the complete falsehood that we were doing away with the gun control crowd’s precious background checks.

This was so often repeated and so thoroughly publicized that the lies were absorbed as something “everyone knows” by the general public that were not involved with the gun rights and freedom oriented community.

With passage of the bill, and the historic override of our gun hating governor, two things have happened:

  1. Gun shops statewide have seen an unprecedented uptick in handgun sales for several weeks
  2. The number of prohibited people trying to buy handguns has increased significantly

The simple fact is that the media gaslighting omitted the fact that SB41 simply changed our state from an obsolete paper permit system (that had significant flaws) to the NICS instant background check at time of purchase.

Felons and other prohibited people believed the gaslighting, and started showing up to try and buy guns thinking that they would no longer be subject to a background check. Sorry…. Signing the 4473 was a felony – and those acts were new crimes…

See how effective politicians and the media are at lying to the general uninformed public? Many have commented that the media must be owned by the government, but that’s not true in the US… yet..

In the United States, the government doesn’t own the media, but I think that those controlling the deep state may own the media.

The hypocracy is also remarkable. I listened to hours of legislative testimony and legislators speaking from the floor about the critical importance of “background checks” and how all chaos would break out in our state if we repealed this Jim Crow discrimination law. That came from dedicated Leftists in the Democrat party (the party that was in control in 1919 when the law was conceived and passed).

Not one of the felons that signed 4473 forms, perjured themselves, committed another felony and failed a NICS background check are likely to be prosecuted.

I looked up the records for the past 5 years (2017 to 2022) of people charged with the crime “Felon in possession of a firearm” in our state. It’s over 50,000 people arrested and charged with this felony. Less than 900 were convicted of this crime, and over 11,000 of the charges were dismissed for various reasons. This is how important stopping criminals actually is for the people running the “justice” system here. Many places with larger urban centers are worse.

It is likely that the media is owned by people that also influence the “deep state” of our government. These are effective controllers of the Federal agencies that never go away. They are lead by people that control government and have become power brokers that move between agency operatives and lobbyists, politicians and paid influencers of government. This now includes ownership of media in order to ensure longevity of power by influencing our system and the electorate. These are the people that essentially chose Biden to be president – mainly because he will do what they want him to do.

Our tax money, squandered on massive government programs plus debt that has grown to unimaginable levels lubricates this corrupt system.

There is power, personal fortune and influence at stake. Often when it comes to things like elections and legislative votes, “the fix is in” in a number of ways… This is why you saw the Democrats so stunned when President Trump was elected. They were likely gobsmacked because their “sure thing” didn’t work – spoiled by an overwhelming reaction by the American people. Techniques used in 2020 were less detectable. Not so the gaslighting campaign to cover for it.

Conservatives under Attack

This report, published in January 2023, with data from five years through 2020, is work essentially profiling the people that caused mass public attacks, looking into the situations and the backgrounds of the perpetrators.

Not all incidents involved firearms. They show that businesses were the primary targets, followed by open areas and then schools. This does help make the case for eliminating supposed gun free “massacre zones”. The report is worth studying.

The last few attacks this year points out more consistent patterns where Leftists are attacking Conservative institutions – and then Leftist Politicians and their media mouthpiece are blaming guns and conservative gun owners for the incidents. This transference is, of course, intentional.

Leftist gets fired from a Southern based bank for cause, kills people in a morning meeting; conservative gun owners get blamed… Right.

Leftist gender activist kills Conservative religious leaders and children in Southern church associated school; conservative gun owners get blamed… Right.

There is a pattern here. The Secret Service report confirms this pattern over a longer term. Conservative institutions are consistently under physical attack. Through transference, politicians and their media mouthpieces then blame conservative gun owners for these incidents, constantly parroting gun control rhetoric to disarm free citizens. This madness then inflames Leftists who continue to rail against armed self-defense.

There is nothing more self-destructive to a nation at liberty. Our national enemies must be looking on with glee.

Strategy and Tactics

Understand thoroughly the difference between strategy and tactics in this struggle – and it is a struggle.

The Leftists will never give up regardless of the setbacks that they are dealt. They feel that their position and issue it too important. This is why they still continue to flog a number of things that are considered settled law. For example, the “militia clause” of the Second Amendment. Leftists still argue that the Second only exists to protect members of a formally organized militia rather than every private citizen.

The strategy is to argue and oppose every single thing possible, and constantly invent new approaches to interfere with the fundamental effective self defense rights of law respecting citizens. New strategies are invented regularly, and they ripple through the states and Federal legislative bodies as soon as they are well defined by those that oppose us. Always play to your audience’s motivation, and you play to your strength.

Politicians at all levels of government work to be creative in so many ways. I got over that long ago. I try and figure out all the different ways they manipulate their audiences. Make the sly implication. Outright misrepresent the truth. Quote bogus statistics. Misdirect, misconstrue, and conflate. Leave the inconvenient question unanswered. Work to make your opponent think they are the problem. Make arbitrary and capricious rules that change on a political whim.

Tactics? How about:

  • Useless background checks
  • Registration schemes
  • Bureaucratic complexity in compliance
  • Permit systems for purchasing or carrying firearms
  • The concept of prohibited people
  • The ever expanding definition of those that are prohibited
  • Cosmetic bans based on things that “frighten” people
  • Magazine capacity bans
  • Cosmetic bans based on the size of barrels
  • Functional bans based on utilization shouldering firearms
  • Firearm confiscation without your ability to refute charges or accusations (extreme risk protection orders / aka Red Flag laws)

The list goes on. None existed in 1789 when the Second Amendment was defined or 1868 when incorporated by the 14th Amendment to the states.

Utilizing any number of government mechanisms is also part of the strategy. This most recent ATF rulemaking is the latest strategy playing out in an incredibly complex set of rulemaking and bureaucratic compliance. The industry and citizen response is here, but political response from those that support us will be impotent because we don’t have the political power to do more than get Congress to vote on the record for or against Congressional Review Act audit.

The Senate will likely never pass a bill to stop agency action, and Biden’s administration will veto anything that did pass. Overriding that veto would be very unlikely.

All this infringement is unconstitutional. The courts are our last resort. Leftists know this, and count on the cost, risk and all the delays that they can inject into the “justice” system. If you don’t believe in the interference that they can inflict on our nation, look at what they have done with their Soros funded DAs in our largest cities. They use the same unethical influence to scheme against liberty and citizen rights. They falsely feel justified to do it as well, especially as retribution for Jim Crow laws and past inequity to minorities. The same mechanisms were used then to infringe on citizen rights.

Politicians controlling the Biden deep state have likely pushed the most recent Pistol Brace rulemaking onto the ATF. It’s unlikely that they are funded with the capacity to deal with the bureaucratic workload it will generate, and the constitutional repercussions it is creating.

What should our strategy be? Hold the course. Never give up. Support organizations that are responding to the rulemaking with court action. Don’t be the one to be accused of violating the law. Stay informed.

Thick is the Propaganda – But Look Close and You’ll See “Crime City” Mismanagement

Here’s the AP story (without any links to the actual report):

Here’s the DOJ press release:

The report is at:

Be Afraid… Be Very Afraid… Playing with Balloons!

If you’ve paid attention to the media in the past two days you’ve seen them switch from leading with the Memphis police beating story to the new China spy balloon story. 

I lead on last night’s newscasts, and tonight as it drifts into Kansas it is leading on the PBS News Hour. 

That’s a lot of attention for a Chinese weather balloon that “Defense department officials are tracking across the central US”… 

So… Be afraid. Be Very Afraid! 

The truth?

While we can’t be sure, it’s probably a standard weather research balloon with a descent mechanism that has failed. 

When it comes to quality journalism, this unfortunate work reads like the product of today’s woke advocacy journalism schools where the students have all studied by copying text in the scriptorium illuminated only by gaslight. 

The Definitive Study of the Perversion of “Scientific Research”

Princeton University in a surprising stroke of honesty has done an extensive analysis and study of the actual rigor that “researchers” apply when doing studies.  So much for “gun control” supporting “research” and “climate change”… 

They gave a large number of them a set of data and asked them all to perform a study of it for publication. Since the media loves to take studies that purport to analyze “gun violence” (whatever that is) and heavily publicize it in the hope that the politicians will get the emotional boost that they need to pass more restrictive gun control laws, the NRA did an overview analysis of Princeton’s results.

The study itself is extensive and rather damning of the social “scientists” that participated. There were a large number that got involved. The net of this is that there was no reliable result from 73 experienced teams of social scientists that were all motivated to come up with the same result from the same data. Only one team did the initial analysis that rejected the data as inadequate for the work. The rest plodded through applying their individual biases and coming up with greatly varying results. 

The study PDF is at:

It’s quite clear that everyone should question the validity of any “gun violence” research that is presented to the public. I know of only one researcher, John Lott, who regularly makes his raw datasets available to the public so that anyone can do their own analysis and confirmation of his work. Critics of his work don’t actually do that, but rather apply their own biases and theories as is clearly evident in the Princeton study. Lott is a trained economist, not a “social scientist” and he approaches his work from that factual point of view. The Left hates him for it and the factual truth he teases from the data. 

The public and politicians should be very skeptical of the myriad studies criticizing civilian firearm ownership in the United States – and especially those that ignore the impact of criminals and criminal organized gangs in American cities. Here’s an example of how a taxpayer funded study at the CDC has recently been corrupted through agency and administration bias: 

In this case, real data existed and was removed because it was inconvenient to the intended conclusion of the study. That is both corrupt and dishonest. 

It isn’t really “Science” when the Gaslight Ghouls get their way…

Interesting article:

It seems that the paying customer always gets what they pay for.

In this case, references to valid defensive gun usage were removed from taxpayer funded CDC studies on “gun violence” because it made use of the CDC studies to justify more gun control more difficult.

Yeah… the Gaslight Ghouls lie all the time. They don’t respect your right to defend yourself effectively. That is the Constitutional right to arm yourself against violent criminals. It’s so important to Leftists to disarm you that they will influence taxpayer funded CDC Federal agency “research” to fake the foundation of their work.

Politicians and their deep state agencies don’t care about the Constitution, your rights that the Constitution recognizes and guarantees or your safety. All they care about is getting their way.

For that reason, it’s important to never compromise with Leftists.