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):

https://apnews.com/article/bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives-crime-5797d08e27b4904c4a6b68d88cf544c1

Here’s the DOJ press release:

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-publication-second-volume-national-firearms-commerce-and

The report is at:

https://www.atf.gov/firearms/national-firearms-commerce-and-trafficking-assessment-nfcta-crime-guns-volume-two

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. 

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20221219/research-experiment-exposes-key-problem-with-anti-gun-social-science

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: https://www.pnas.org/doi/pdf/10.1073/pnas.2203150119?download=true

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:

https://thereload.com/emails-cdc-removed-defensive-gun-use-stats-after-gun-control-advocates-pressured-officials-in-private-meeting/

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.

The Last 100 times the Leftist Gaslight Ghouls have called for Confiscating Your Guns

Here, one of my collogues in the Grass Roots North Carolina movement, recounts the last 100 times the Leftist Gaslight Ghouls have called for confiscating your guns: 

https://parkerd.substack.com/p/all-the-proof-you-need-the-100-reasons

They will lie to you for a while and claim that they don’t want to take your guns, but by now, we all know the truth… 

This list goes back to 1993 for the first article, then starts just a decade ago for most of the rest. That is a lot of lying to our faces… 

You’d think that they would get the message considering the level of NICS checks in the past few years (which has broken all records), but that is not how it works when Leftists want to disarm you. 

They simply don’t care. They don’t care about your right to defend yourself effectively. They don’t care about your security. They don’t care about the Constitution. They don’t care about their responsibility once they take office. They don’t care about the oath they take to uphold the Constitution – and oath they take to God if they believe in one, or that they “affirm” in a supposedly serious way. They simply don’t care. 

For that reason, make it clear to everyone you know that “guns save lives”, and in the right hands they make you more secure because they can be used to stop violent criminals when criminals choose to put your life in jeopardy or sexually attack you. That said, make it clear – “we will not compromise”. 

When the “Gaslight Ghouls” gaslight – all it takes is someone to light a match to make the world brighter. 

Politicians Simply Don’t Care…

NYSRPA v. Bruen has some of the strongest changes to help resolve Illinois (and other state’s) infringements of gun related rights. The cases will take time to be resolved. They will be expensive. The process will be risky for those involved, and the delays will be frustrating.

Read Justice Thomas’ majority ruling opinion carefully. You’ll see how remarkably assertive and angry he was about the past ten years of abuse.

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-843_7j80.pdf

Page 14 of this decision is crucial to understanding the major change that occurred on May 23rd of this year. This is when the “two step” process of reviewing the constitutionality of gun related cases was thrown out. Cases that were in process were remanded back to the courts for reconsideration. Future cases will be judged based on one thing only – compliance with the simple language of the Second Amendment based on it’s meaning in 1789 and in 1868 when it was incorporated into the states by the 14th Amendment.

This will complicate things for maintaining the kind of bans and infringements being enacted by Illinois and other states. Sorting this out will take time. Leftists everywhere simply DO NOT CARE. They will continue to infringe on your rights as long and as often as they can, because abuse of that power is natural to them. They believe it is advantageous to them. Until proven wrong by removal from office, they will continue to abuse their power by doing so.

If you don’t believe this, look to the history of how politicians have abused their power in other “popular” ways throughout the history of the United States. It doesn’t take much imagination to understand how this has always worked. Robber barons buying corrupt politicians… Check. Civil War Reconstruction… Carpetbaggers… Check. Over-regulation driving business overseas by newly formed executive agencies like the EPA… Check. Jim Crow laws restricting voting through literacy tests and poll taxes… Check. Establishment of a permanent class of subjects dependent on government transfer payments… Check. A “new deal” that favors some industries and destroys others… Check.

The fees you pay to exercise your right to carry a firearm concealed is the same as a poll tax. There is no difference. So are the courses and proficiency tests required by many states. While an excellent idea, they are required in order to exercise a constitutional right in those states. They are not prerequisites to a privilege – but a guaranteed constitutional right. these Things were not required in 1789 or 1868. Now, go back and read Justice Thomas’ majority opinion. There were no practical restrictions on where you could carry your firearm or how you concealed as long as you were not committing a crime or going armed to the terror of the people. “Gun free” violence attracting massacre zones did not exist.

Remember, the politicians taking these actions simply do not care. They are not exercising the people’s power in a responsible way. It is up to you as a citizen to hold them responsible for this. Subjects just accept their corrupt actions continue to vote them into office because they are scared of losing their government payments or benefits. That is just as corrupt.

It is expensive to challenge these abuses in court, and the Leftists are counting on that and the delays involved to overwhelm citizens. Never forget, and never compromise rights.

The False Flag is Flying High

This morning, the media was already parroting the senile ranting about controlling “semi-automatic weapons” by banning them…

The ignorant are blindly following the impaired over the cliff of fear and helplessness. There is only peril at the bottom of their downfall.

But these tragically “woke” can preach from their morally corrupt pulpits because they have hired fully automatic guns paid for by us – the tax payers… They wouldn’t go anywhere without them because they are not naïve about their personal safety – and you shouldn’t be either.

Your choice of firearm type and it’s action should never be dictated by a government – it should be dictated by your personal self defense requirements. That is rational, and responsible.

The same “woke” hypocrites fly massive carbon spewing 747 Jets from Washington DC to Delaware repeatedly every week instead of riding in motorcades – completely ignoring their “climate change” impact. Nobody in the media or UN is complaining about that abuse and irresponsibility are they?

More failing gun control will not stop the Democrat sponsored crime wave that they launched in 2020 and have done nothing to stop for the past two years:

  • Porous borders,
  • illegal invaders,
  • irresponsible prosecutors,
  • emboldened criminals,
  • useless ERPO “red flag” persecution of gun owners,
  • FBI focus on “domestic terrorist” parents at school boards,
  • Trillions of dollars in corrupt government waste and debt,
  • corrupt “Gaslight Gangsters” in executive control of government…
  • questionable election integrity…

The entire executive branch is a “false flag” operation…

Rand Corporation (who basically wants to absorb more government “research” money for studying “gun control” approaches) has recently published criticism of the over 20,000 gun control studies. They found all but just over 100 wanting in statistical relevance. 

Overview:

https://www.rand.org/research/gun-policy/analysis.html

Propaganda for indoctrinating school children: 

https://www.rand.org/pubs/tools/TLA243-1.html

Criticism of competing “research”: 

https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2088-1.html

Realizing that their objective is to capture the marketplace for “gun policy research” money, and that they are a proponent for policies that implement “gun control”, their criticism of existing sloppy “research” is somewhat useful. 

The fact is that there is a huge body of “junk science” behind the justification of every single “gun control” strategy that has been  used to propel the over 22,000 “gun control” laws and all their strategies now active in the United States. 

About every decade, a new and innovative “gun control” strategy launches from the Leftist tyrants. The most recent is called “Stocastic Terrorism”. 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-stochastic-terrorism-uses-disgust-to-incite-violence/

This is how you – the conservative – is being blamed for the most recent shootings in Colorado Springs even though the actual criminal psychopath that did the murders is a disturbed non-binary person that attacked members of his own cultural diaspora. You will see more of this strategy used to justify Gaslight Gangster operations against conservatives  in the future. 

A Roadmap To Protecting The Nation

Here is the roadmap to countering the “Gaslight Gangster” lies which are driving the narrative against guns:

The media will, of course, suppress the response because they are part of the gaslighting of America on the gun issue. This is how to get in front of the issue…

  • Individual Criminals making bad choices are to blame for the violent crime, not “guns”, the NRA, Republicans, MAGA, or anyone else politicians or the media brainwashing blames
  • You are responsible for your own personal security, and nobody else will ever replace this
  • Rich people and politicians hire people to provide their security for them, so they can and do freely lie about regular people’s risks
  • When hypocrite elite Democrats feel threatened, the first thing they demand is that they be guarded by professionals with guns at your expense
  • People that blame guns really don’t care about violent crime victims, they just want to disarm everyone else
  • Your only option for stopping violent criminals is to adopt and acquire effective self defense – and that includes guns and learning responsible gun ownership
  • Not every effective self defense involves firing a gun during an incident, in fact most don’t
  • Criminals obtain their guns illegally, and ignore the processes that “gun control” put in place – they only affect lawful citizens
  • “Gun Control” has failed for over 50 years, and will not make citizens safer – in fact it has created more opportunities for criminal violence
  • “Red Flag” ERPO laws consistently miss real violent psychopaths, and are vindictively used to abuse regular citizens
  • Democrats do nothing to stop crime, and only use guns to scare citizens and deceive voters
  • Democrat policies that open the border to unchecked criminal invasion and instantly return captured criminals to the streets have enabled a new crime wave
  • Firearms are the only effective and affordable means of security for average citizens
  • Those demanding “gun control” are insensitive and uncaring because they are actually endangering the lives of citizens

The sales of hundreds of millions of firearms in the past two years is evidence that citizens innately understand this. The Gaslight Gangsters (politicians and their media lackeys) are working together to disarm the nation in the face of the constitution and rational citizens that would defend themselves. They use fear to manipulate the rest of the nation into supporting their lies by literally driving irrational manipulated people crazy in order to get their support to disarm the nation.


https://www.dailysignal.com/2022/11/22/bidens-not-so-subtle-lurch-toward-dictatorship/

To Everything Comes Change…

These unconstitutional laws and ballot measures will continue to be introduced by politicians that disagree with our right to self defense. They are confident that it will be expensive, risky and time consuming to correct their draconian actions in the courts.

Ultimately, the NYSRPA v. Bruen decision will help us correct all of these infringements on our rights because of Justice Thomas’ very clear approach to resolving these issues.

Most people don’t understand how powerful his logic was in the opinion he filed for the majority of the Supreme Court. He observed that for the ten plus years since the Heller decision (in which the court embraced “intermediate scrutiny” of laws that infringed on the Second Amendment), the court witnessed nothing but further infringement on our rights. Slow, sure, steady nibbling away at the meaning of “shall not be infringed” by people with a clear agenda. Justice Thomas said that as of now – June, 2022 – that stops.

Heller had established a two step test for any law passed by legislatures or other governing bodies. The first step was “is this – on it’s face – infringing on the Second Amendment?” If the answer was “yes” ,the court went on to a second step where it asked, “is there a justifiable social benefit at an intermediate level of judicial scrutiny to that infringement?”. This “wiggle room” was where every court kept failing our nation thanks to the gun grabber “gaslight gangster” agenda of the gun controllers. These organized criminals don’t care about your self defense rights, they just hate guns, gun owners and your ability to stop criminals. Why doesn’t matter.

Justice Thomas said, no more two step process. If the law is – on it’s face – infringing in any way on the Second Amendment’s recognized right to keep and bear arms, then the law is unconstitutional. Period. End of story.

Several cases were sent back to the lower courts after the NYSRPA v. Bruen decision. They are now in process. So are others working their way through state and Federal courts.

The standard is now based on the meaning of the Second Amendment when the Bill of Rights was passed in 1791, and when the Constitution was incorporated as applying to the states with the 14th Amendment in 1868. If the law (it’s language and meaning of it’s words) would have infringed on the right to keep and bear arms in those years, the law is unconstitutional. Period.

There were no magazine capacity limits in 1791 or 1868. So, eventually the magazine capacity limit laws will all be overturned.

There were no cosmetic feature limiting laws in those years, so no rosters or commerce limiting laws should be able to stand.

There will also be troubling ramifications. There were no serial number required in those years. A case against a felon has already been dismissed regarding removing serial numbers and crossing state lines with a stolen firearm.

Functional features of firearms were not controlled by law in 1791 or 1868… That could open up an entire area of interesting issues.

There were no controls over making your own guns, or the caliber of weapons you could possess.

There were no rules over firing your guns on your own private property, although there were laws against public disturbance and noise nuisances and going to the terror of the people.

Confiscation of property required due process and the decision of a judge or magistrate, there was no concept of a ex-parte “red flag” proceeding.

There were no waiting periods to acquire a firearm, or any number of firearms on the same day. There were no registration lists, or concept of prohibited persons or background check systems.

There were no Federal Firearm Licenses or FFL licensed dealers or manufacturers.

None of our schools were places that prohibited the carry or possession of firearms, and many older students carried rifles to school so that they could go hunting for dinner on their way home.

There was no concept of “gun free” zones – and thus no place where psychopaths could assume that there were “gun free” massacre zones that they could attack.

You can see that this list is long and potentially has very deep implications. Nothing here implies that the criminal use of a firearm is going to be made in any way legal – just the elimination of some of the thousands of infringements that we are living with today.

Implications of the NYSRPA v. Bruen Decision

Remember that the implications of this ruling may both please and concern us as the ramifications start showing themselves. Already, some cases are starting to cause surprise…

https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/3687788-judge-rules-federal-law-banning-guns-with-serial-numbers-removed-is-unconstitutional/

There will be others… but on the whole, it will be an improvement for long suffering and abused American gun owners.

Unfortunately, unraveling the long standing abuse strategies of Leftists is expensive and time consuming  The list of those strategies is long.

  • “Red Flag Laws” which abuse the right to due process…
  • “Background Check” systems and the concept of “prohibited persons” which delay exercising your rights – a right delayed is a right denied…
  • Age related restrictions on adults which reflect unjustified prejudice against people simply because of their age, not because of their behavior…
  • Magazine capacity restrictions, and cosmetic feature restrictions because guns scare irrational hoplophobic people…
  • “Assault weapon” bans justified with agenda fueled bogus “research” wastefully funded with Federal tax money…
  • Tortuously parsing commas to misinterpret the “militia clause” of the 2nd Amendment’s language itself…
  • Permission Slip “permit” systems that inject prejudice, delay and bureaucracy into what should be simple commerce…
  • Suppression of interstate commerce and online commerce…
  • Transfer Tax Stamps, Excise Taxes and Permit Fees that act as unconstitutional rights exercise taxes…
  • Prohibited places for carrying your firearms and exercising the right to defend yourself without disclosing the firearm  you’re carrying…
  • The establishment of dangerous supposed “gun free”  massacre zones…. and especially those at schools…
  • Construction of your own firearm from parts, kits, or raw metal or plastic stock…
  • Use of handguns or rifles of various lengths or designs…
  • Use of sound suppressing mufflers to protect hearing without overarching bureaucratic processes or expensive licensing and permitting…
  • And many other things we’ve been dealing with for decades…

None of these abusive infringements of effective self defense rights existed in 1791 (Bill of Rights), 1868 (14th Amendment incorporation to the States)  nor should they exist today.