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From Joe Biden’s speech on crime yesterday:

And we discussed a comprehensive strategy that I’m releasing today to combat the epidemic of gun violence and other violent crime that we’ve been seeing in our country for far too long, that has spiked since the start of the pandemic over a year ago.

Crime has — historically rises during the summer. And as we emerge from this pandemic with the country opening back up again, the traditional summer’s — summer spike may even be more pronounced than it usually would be.

For folks at home, here’s what you need to know: I’ve been at this a long time and there are things we know that work that reduce gun violence and violent crime, and things that we don’t know about. But things we know about: Background checks for purchasing a firearm are important; a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines — no one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds unless you think the deer are wearing Kevlar vests or something; community policing and programs that keep neighborhoods safe and keep folks out of trouble.

In other words, gun murders went way up recently, but we’re not going to do anything to deal with the causes of the the recent surge in murders. Instead, we are just going to use the big rise in mayhem over the last 13 months to do what we’ve always wanted to do to crack down on weapons popular with Republicans that haven’t played a role in the murder surge, rather than do anything relevant to try to get murder rates at least back down to the 2019 level. To figure out what we did wrong in 2020 so we can cut murders back to the 2019 level, we’d have to have an honest conversation about the Racial Reckoning, and nobody this room, officials and media, want that.

 
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  1. Is the black supremacist Murder Cult, the nation of islam, Poised to Seize Power in New York City?

    https://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2021/06/is-black-supremacist-murder-cult-nation.html

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Nicholas Stix

    'Is the black supremacist Murder Cult, the nation of islam, Poised to Seize Power in New York City?'

    It's a pleasant thought -- but I doubt it.

    , @Joe Stalin
    @Nicholas Stix

    Your article looks good and ought to get much wider dissemination.


    The Republican candidates were the founder of the Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliwa, who has also been a longtime local radio and TV personality [...]

    Sliwa said he would bring back Giuliani-style policing.
     
    I heard Sliwa on the Sean Hannity radio show this week. Hannity asked him if NYC residents had a RIGHT to a firearm to defend themselves with. First, he said he was shot five times with "hollow point" bullets in an assassination attempt. Then he said unequivocally the NYC residents have the RIGHT to firearms for self-defense.

    I've seem him downtown Chicago as a Guardian Angel decades ago.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

  2. It would have been refreshingly honest if Jo Jo said simply “My fellow Americans, the negroes are totally out of control”.

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @Corn
    @Just another serf

    Give the dementia a few more months

  3. So Biden tells me that what I need to know is that deer don’t wear kevlar vests, but then I decide to fact-check him, and, lo, it turns out that the Internet is filled with pictures of deer in Kevlar vests. I’m so confused.

    • Replies: @Ray Huffman
    @SafeNow

    The whole deer/kevlar vest thing is especially retarded because virtually all cartridges used to hunt deer will pierce the highest level of body armor and there's no way to construct them so that they won't. It's not like there's some sort of super duper "armor piercing, cop killer" .308 Win and .223 Rem on the market that you don't need to hunt deer and can just use the regular stuff. It all pierces armor, by default, simply because of the high velocities of the projectiles. Lower the velocities and it will no longer effectively pierce body armor, but it will also not be worth much as a deer hunting round (at least in the large parts of the country where you'll be taking long range shots.)

  4. In other comments Biden said we’d need F-15s and nukes to defend ourselves against the U.S. Federal GovCo. The bad news is Alibaba said my F-15 was on back order…with no definite time to ship. I couldn’t order any nukes because the F-15 maxed out my credit card…DANG!

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Mark in BC


    In other comments Biden said we’d need F-15s and nukes to defend ourselves against the U.S. Federal GovCo.
     
    Yeah, right, small arms are no good for fighting the U.S. Government you peons - we have F-15s and W-88 nuclear warheads - but on January 6th, a bunch of unarmed flyover-country HVAC technicians, insurance salesmen, and grandmas, led by an internet shaman in a buffalo headress, constituted an "insurrection" that was a threat to the Republic!

    Suffering from a little narrative-confusion there, senile old Joe?

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

    , @J.Ross
    @Mark in BC

    This is the same guy importing as many Afghans as he can. Afghans defeated us without either.

    Replies: @Sick 'n Tired

  5. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:

    Sorry, but I’m more concerned about tree equity. According to this Minneapolis news report, policies in the early 20th century laid the groundwork for this tree inequity in the neighborhoods of people of color.

    Researchers find ‘tree inequity’ for communities of color | FOX 9 KMSP

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Anon

    Well, I've always been consistently impressed with the quality of the landscaping in the hood. And how assiduously the citizens there focus on all sorts of property maintenance matters.

    It even extends to the public streetscapes. If some careless person from outside the hood should so much as drop a candy wrapper on the sidewalk, the neighborhood folks will fight over who can pick it up the quickest.

    At least I think that's what they're fighting about. I admit I haven't focused too much on it, and it may have been a TV show I was watching.

    Replies: @Old Prude

    , @El Dato
    @Anon

    "adding trees will help the most vulnerable"

    They are just stringing together words at this point.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Anon

    ThreeSixNine, My daughter lives in a newly developed part of Bucks County, Pa. The site was formerly part of a large farm. There are no mature trees. The new high end housing development here in my town is a former par three golf course. No mature trees. These people make shit up.

    , @Rob McX
    @Anon

    That's just as well. Hate hoaxers would only have more places to hang nooses.

    , @Spect3r
    @Anon

    Thats it, im done.

    https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/126/314/3cd8a33a.png

  6. What’s amazing is even Fraudsident biden can’t tell the truth and confiscate guns only from blacks. He should!–he’d be slightly less hated by the Right and crime rates would drop somewhat.

    Orcs will vote for democrats even if democrats constantly call them enwords.

  7. His bizarre disjointed taunt about not being able to fight your government unless you have F-15s and nukes — so screw all that 2nd amendment stuff — is getting all the mockery and serious attention

    • Replies: @Pericles
    @Known Fact

    Is DC still being occupied by the troops of the President-Legit? For some reason you don't hear much about that.

    , @Corn
    @Known Fact

    There seems to be a new subgenre of dystopia porn where Leftists get themselves hard thinking of the army wasting Southerners, Deplorables or Whites in general.

    The Founding Fathers didn’t just write the Second Amendment….. they also warned of the dangers of standing armies, which is almost forgotten nowadays.

    We should bring the troops home from abroad and scrap the army, create a Swiss style militia in its place. A man turns 19 or 20 he gets a year’s training in bushcraft, marksmanship, and a rifle plus can of ammo to take home. Keep the fat ones in physical training as long as it takes them to get down to a normal weight. That’ll help with the obesity rate.

    If the Dems try to use the army on us, they’ll be using the army on itself.

    Replies: @Spect3r

  8. Public education alums are 90% of young males, but probably 99.8% of gunslinging killers.

    Background checks, waiting periods, and user fees for kids seeking to enroll in public school.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Abolish_public_education

    I got it, man, midnight background checks!

    , @iDeplorable
    @Abolish_public_education


    Public education alums are 90% of young males, but probably 99.8% of gunslinging killers.
     
    You've become a one-note piano. Try to think of something else for your next few dozen comments.

    Replies: @Jack D

  9. Always appropriate:

    • LOL: By-tor
  10. Biden: “Gophers are tearing up my lawn, so … I need better quality grass. No, I need to remove all my grass! No, I need a better garden hose!” No, Joe, you need to neutralize the FKNG gophers.

  11. We’ll hand over our guns to him when he hands over his nukes to us.

  12. I have a much younger family member – she is a child. If she is late to meet me, I’ll apologise that I didn’t give her good enough directions and instructions on timings. I do this because, at root, I see myself as superior in every practical way.

    Somehow US white-black relations have descended into that.

  13. Background checks for purchasing a firearm are important

    The so-called “Gun Show Loophole” to get your gun into their “system” for eventual confiscation; not much effort required to add a few fields to each database record.

    Theirs is a slow march to take guns away from Americans, as exemplified by the thoughts of Nelson “Pete” Shields, 1978 founder of Handgun Control, Inc. opined once,

    “I’m convinced that we have to have federal legislation to build on. We’re going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily — given the political realities — going to be very modest. Of course, it’s true that politicians will then go home and say, ‘This is a great law. The problem is solved.’ And it’s also true that such statements will tend to defuse the gun-control issue for a time. So then we’ll have to strengthen that law, and then again to strengthen that law, and maybe again and again. Right now, though, we’d be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time. My estimate is from seven to ten years. The problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns sold in this country. The second problem is to get them all registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition — except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors — totally illegal.”

    In the “The New Yorker,” July 26, 1976, 57-58

    https://granitegrok.com/blog/2013/05/the-shields-model-for-gun-confiscation

    Ask the Aussies, the Brits and most recently, the Kiwis if GUN REGISTRATION is the last stop before GUN CONFISCATION.

    Amusing “True Fact” on registering home built firearms in the Philippines.

    Paltik is a Filipino term for a homemade gun.

    Paltiks are still being made illegally in the Philippines today. These were being registered during the administration of President Corazon Aquino but this “legalization” was revoked and all registered paltiks had to be surrendered to the government.[10] President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Executive Order No. 171 in 2003 which prohibits paltiks from being licensed.[11]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paltik

    Registered THEN confiscated. Sound familiar?

    And they are coming for your pistol braces and homemade firearms as well.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Joe Stalin


    Paltik is a Filipino term for a homemade gun.
     
    Not to be confused with bakla.


    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l9/sweetesting/bakla.jpg

    Replies: @anon, @Joe Stalin

  14. I feel like you buried the lede with his remarks on bombing and nuking Americans who rise up against their government. A little dramatic, no?

    • Replies: @G. Poulin
    @Marquis

    Lincoln did the nineteenth-century equivalent, and the Americans didn't even "rise up". All they did was attempt to peacefully and democratically secede from an increasingly oppressive "union".

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Marquis


    I feel like you buried the lede with his remarks on bombing and nuking Americans who rise up against their government. A little dramatic, no?
     
    I noticed that the implication there is that Biden is more willing to engage in total war against dissident Americans than he was against Afghans or would have been against the Viet Cong.
    , @JimDandy
    @Marquis

    Just echoing a popular Dem sexual fantasy.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/that-time-eric-swalwell-threatened-to-go-nuclear-on-gun-owners-literally

  15. @Nicholas Stix
    Is the black supremacist Murder Cult, the nation of islam, Poised to Seize Power in New York City?

    https://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2021/06/is-black-supremacist-murder-cult-nation.html

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Joe Stalin

    ‘Is the black supremacist Murder Cult, the nation of islam, Poised to Seize Power in New York City?’

    It’s a pleasant thought — but I doubt it.

  16. anonymous[129] • Disclaimer says:

    Biden had a serious case of elderly Tourette’s in his speech:

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @anonymous

    I think Biden was telling us we're going to need nukes to take Washington back from the Democrats after they pass S.1, the "For the People Act of 2021," that ensures that they will "win" all future elections.

    , @Barack Obama's secret Unz account
    @anonymous

    Soft-spoken Biden really creeps me the fuck out

    , @Almost Missouri
    @anonymous


    "If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons."
     
    Maybe that can be arranged. After all, nukes are what, what, 1930s, 1940s era technology?

    Also, I note that the Taliban, Somali warlords, Mahdi Army, Iran and Vietnamese all managed to defeat the US government without any F-15s or nukes. And those were cases where Americans—at least fighting Americans—were broadly on the same side as the government. The current US government is hated and despised by everyone who isn't directly on the payroll or a soyboy, and even by some of those.

    Replies: @nebulafox

  17. Here’s my guess. This General is being subject to Epstein-style sexual blackmail.

    Remember how Michael Corleone sexually blackmailed Senator Pat Geary over a hooker situation? Watch the three clips below from “The Godfather.” In the first clip below, Senator Geary insults the Corleones and demeans Italians. In the second clip, Senator Geary gets sexually blackmailed at a Corleone-owned brothel. In the third clip, Senator Geary praises Italians in front of the media.

    See relevant clips below.

    This type of stuff actually happens in Washington DC.

    Except the sexual blackmailers aren’t Italian. They’re Jewish oligarchs (like Epstein).

    This is why American leaders are pro-Israel, but anti-White.

    Sexual blackmail is the name of the game.

    Jewish oligarchs have utilized sexual blackmail to turn White Gentile leaders into their puppets.

    If you’re a wealthy&powerful hustler type who runs a prostitution ring, you can easily control politicians, journalists, academics, celebs, military generals, and intelligence chiefs. Then you can push your agenda.

    “The Godfather” movies aren’t just art. These films offer an intriguing glimpse into HOW THE WORLD REALLY WORKS. Just substitute Jews in for Italians. Epstein in for Corleone.

    • Replies: @Stebbing Heuer
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Here’s my guess. This General is being subject to Epstein-style sexual blackmail.
     
    They're ALL compromised.

    That's the only way any of them are allowed to advance to positions of responsibility - they are under the control of those who own and run the system. Otherwise they aren't allowed to get anywhere.

    Why do you think they were freaking out so hysterically about Trump, and people like Miller, and now Andrew Torba and Gab? Because they didn't, won't, 'play the game' and become compromised.

    Again - they are ALL compromised. And it is destroying the United States. I've never seen anything like it: an entire elite committing collective suicide.

    Replies: @JMcG, @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Whiskey
    @JohnnyWalker123

    No that's Occam's Butterknife. And Milley like most military brass loathes Israel and loves the Muslims. Because that who is promoted through Clinton, Bush, Obama.

    Milley seems a true believer. He believes White men are innately evil (save himself) and black people holy racial redeemers. While he commanded troops in combat, he never saw it himself. The only combat he ever saw as far as I know was at the officer's mess for the last steak.

    Milley is almost also certainly the prime mover in the failed Color Revolution putsch against Trump I warned you about last summer. It almost pulled Trump out of the White House in a lynching, installing Pelosi as caretaker President. Face it, the military is 100% woke.

    And likely Biden's nukes and F-15 speech is the garbled stuff his understanding of Milley's plans for Tallahassee and Austin TX discussed with him. I would not put it past Milley to order F-15 strikes on both DeSantis and the TX governor and Legislature over their sending state troopers to Arizona and Texas to enforce the border. They want it. Heck with martial law declared they can do anything they want.

    Lets face it the left and the woke military have been itching for total war against White people in America since 1989 and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Only the Soviets kept them honest.

    , @Alden
    @JohnnyWalker123

    It wasn’t sex black mail against Senator Geary. It was homicide blackmail. The Corleones gave him something to knock him out and murdered the girl.

    Replies: @MarkinPNW, @J.Ross

  18. Much of New York’s success in bringing down crime (pre-De Blasio) was through its tough gun laws.

    1. Stop and Frisk
    2. Oh, what’s this, sir, you’ve got an unregistered firearm? Or some drugs?
    3. Criminal-type jailed before he can shoot someone
    4. Oh, what’s this, we’ve jailed thousands of blacks? Well, I’m sure that’s just a coincidence, we’re only enforcing neutral gun and drug laws after all

    The euphemisms obviously wore thin over time; I thought the establishment would try to come up with some new one, but plainly that’s not possible with these people. Didn’t Biden author the “crack worse than powder” bill? I guess I should’ve seen the writing on the wall when they chose him to be standard-bearer: you won’t get new ideas from a gerontocracy.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    Much of New York’s success in bringing down crime (pre-De Blasio) was through its tough gun laws.

    New York has quite ordinary gun law and they were not after 1989 altered.

    Replies: @Alden, @slumber_j, @anon, @Reg Cæsar

  19. @Nicholas Stix
    Is the black supremacist Murder Cult, the nation of islam, Poised to Seize Power in New York City?

    https://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2021/06/is-black-supremacist-murder-cult-nation.html

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Joe Stalin

    Your article looks good and ought to get much wider dissemination.

    The Republican candidates were the founder of the Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliwa, who has also been a longtime local radio and TV personality […]

    Sliwa said he would bring back Giuliani-style policing.

    I heard Sliwa on the Sean Hannity radio show this week. Hannity asked him if NYC residents had a RIGHT to a firearm to defend themselves with. First, he said he was shot five times with “hollow point” bullets in an assassination attempt. Then he said unequivocally the NYC residents have the RIGHT to firearms for self-defense.

    I’ve seem him downtown Chicago as a Guardian Angel decades ago.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @Joe Stalin

    Thanks for your kind words.

    The problem is two-fold. On the one hand, the tech totalitarians are trying to shut down everyone to the right of Stalin, which makes people like Jared Taylor much more powerful, and then you have people like Jared, who used to promote my work, but who have since decided that there is something about me that requires that I be silenced.

  20. No surprise with respect to Old White Joe, a dishonest lowlife is always going to be a dishonest lowlife.

  21. And we discussed a comprehensive strategy that I’m releasing today to combat the epidemic of gun violence and other violent crime that we’ve been seeing in our country for far too long, that has spiked since the start of the pandemic over a year ago.

    This sentence is far too complex for someone suffering from dementia to utter, not to mention write. If someone else wrote it, I’m surprised he was able to focus from begining to end. Of the sentence.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @James Speaks


    This sentence is far too complex for someone suffering from dementia to utter, not to mention write.
     
    Logically, though, dementia seems a prerequisite for it. That, or utter dishonesty.

    (Did I say or? I meant and/or.)
    , @Pericles
    @James Speaks

    "Salute the marines!"

    Demented Diane Feinstein could still put up a pretty good sound bite act, but a while ago even the New York media had to fold. They even implied there were plenty more cases doddering around at the top levels, but for some reason nobody followed up on that. Perhaps the correct replacement candidates were not yet available.

    Replies: @James Speaks

  22. He’s a complete embarrassment…

    https://nypost.com/2021/06/24/biden-whispers-repeatedly-during-really-creepy-qa/

    Is he just repeating cues from a teleprompter or earpiece? It’s like a really bad SNL sketch.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Technite78

    He's losing his social graces (such as they were) along with his frontal lobes and executive function. He's always been weird and inappropriate and dementia exacerbates it.

  23. …that has spiked since the start of the pandemic over a year ago.

    Implying the pandemic which caused many people to stay home somehow lead to more street crime, specifically shootings. As Steve said, they can’t say the uptick in murder was caused by the racial reckoning, so they mislead – not exactly committing perjury, just implying an obviously bogus causation.

  24. @James Speaks

    And we discussed a comprehensive strategy that I’m releasing today to combat the epidemic of gun violence and other violent crime that we’ve been seeing in our country for far too long, that has spiked since the start of the pandemic over a year ago.
     
    This sentence is far too complex for someone suffering from dementia to utter, not to mention write. If someone else wrote it, I'm surprised he was able to focus from begining to end. Of the sentence.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Pericles

    This sentence is far too complex for someone suffering from dementia to utter, not to mention write.

    Logically, though, dementia seems a prerequisite for it. That, or utter dishonesty.

    (Did I say or? I meant and/or.)

  25. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1408203014389764096

    Here's my guess. This General is being subject to Epstein-style sexual blackmail.

    Remember how Michael Corleone sexually blackmailed Senator Pat Geary over a hooker situation? Watch the three clips below from "The Godfather." In the first clip below, Senator Geary insults the Corleones and demeans Italians. In the second clip, Senator Geary gets sexually blackmailed at a Corleone-owned brothel. In the third clip, Senator Geary praises Italians in front of the media.

    See relevant clips below.

    This type of stuff actually happens in Washington DC.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG2-FI5_INA&t=5s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULcJhIoLte4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP9VaP5qBgw

    Except the sexual blackmailers aren't Italian. They're Jewish oligarchs (like Epstein).

    This is why American leaders are pro-Israel, but anti-White.

    Sexual blackmail is the name of the game.

    Jewish oligarchs have utilized sexual blackmail to turn White Gentile leaders into their puppets.

    If you're a wealthy&powerful hustler type who runs a prostitution ring, you can easily control politicians, journalists, academics, celebs, military generals, and intelligence chiefs. Then you can push your agenda.

    "The Godfather" movies aren't just art. These films offer an intriguing glimpse into HOW THE WORLD REALLY WORKS. Just substitute Jews in for Italians. Epstein in for Corleone.

    Replies: @Stebbing Heuer, @Whiskey, @Alden

    Here’s my guess. This General is being subject to Epstein-style sexual blackmail.

    They’re ALL compromised.

    That’s the only way any of them are allowed to advance to positions of responsibility – they are under the control of those who own and run the system. Otherwise they aren’t allowed to get anywhere.

    Why do you think they were freaking out so hysterically about Trump, and people like Miller, and now Andrew Torba and Gab? Because they didn’t, won’t, ‘play the game’ and become compromised.

    Again – they are ALL compromised. And it is destroying the United States. I’ve never seen anything like it: an entire elite committing collective suicide.

    • Agree: Thomasina, Spect3r
    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Stebbing Heuer

    Collective murder is more like it. The “elite” have no intention at all of suffering in the least. When was the last time you heard of a politician’s son being killed in combat? Or the scion of a billionaire? It was a not uncommon occurrence in WWll.
    The leadership of the US Military is beneath contempt and has been for years and years. Wesley Clark? David Petraeus? I wouldn’t follow them to a bar.

    , @JohnnyWalker123
    @Stebbing Heuer

    I definitely agree that already compromised individuals are pre-selected for advancement. That makes sense.

    A lot of powerful people are compromised in some way, often through sexual blackmail or bribery.

    Look at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who's a married "straight" man. He literally lives with homosexual pollster Frank Luntz.

    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1389590677185605636

    Imagine getting sexually blackmailed by Frank Luntz.

  26. @Joe Stalin

    Background checks for purchasing a firearm are important
     
    The so-called "Gun Show Loophole" to get your gun into their "system" for eventual confiscation; not much effort required to add a few fields to each database record.

    Theirs is a slow march to take guns away from Americans, as exemplified by the thoughts of Nelson “Pete” Shields, 1978 founder of Handgun Control, Inc. opined once,

    “I’m convinced that we have to have federal legislation to build on. We’re going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily — given the political realities — going to be very modest. Of course, it’s true that politicians will then go home and say, ‘This is a great law. The problem is solved.’ And it’s also true that such statements will tend to defuse the gun-control issue for a time. So then we’ll have to strengthen that law, and then again to strengthen that law, and maybe again and again. Right now, though, we’d be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time. My estimate is from seven to ten years. The problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns sold in this country. The second problem is to get them all registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition — except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors — totally illegal.”

    In the “The New Yorker,” July 26, 1976, 57-58

    https://granitegrok.com/blog/2013/05/the-shields-model-for-gun-confiscation
     
    Ask the Aussies, the Brits and most recently, the Kiwis if GUN REGISTRATION is the last stop before GUN CONFISCATION.

    Amusing "True Fact" on registering home built firearms in the Philippines.

    Paltik is a Filipino term for a homemade gun.

    Paltiks are still being made illegally in the Philippines today. These were being registered during the administration of President Corazon Aquino but this "legalization" was revoked and all registered paltiks had to be surrendered to the government.[10] President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Executive Order No. 171 in 2003 which prohibits paltiks from being licensed.[11]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paltik
     
    Registered THEN confiscated. Sound familiar?

    And they are coming for your pistol braces and homemade firearms as well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZnw8LQ84p4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zPSVMCrp-o

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Paltik is a Filipino term for a homemade gun.

    Not to be confused with bakla.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Reg Cæsar

    Troll

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Joe Stalin
    @Reg Cæsar

    Interestingly, the first time I encountered the term "Paltik" was as part of the term "Paltik Boy" as used to describe a homemade .22LR machine gun produced in the Philippines.

    Interesting paper that should give people ideas on what foreigners can do to tell their governments about their "Gun Control."


    BEYOND STATE CONTROL
    Improvised and Craft-produced Small Arms
    and Light Weapons

    http://www.google.com/url?esrc=s&q=&rct=j&sa=U&url=http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/fileadmin/docs/U-Reports/SAS-improvised-craft-weapons-report.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiXvv7RnrPxAhWCHc0KHYExBVE4ChAWMAJ6BAgCEAE&usg=AOvVaw0pLeT4_iP6EcDPf9EIuUzw
     

    Replies: @Jack D, @Reg Cæsar

  27. Hey, at least Sen. Cruz is out there on the front lines defending his country.

    https://twitter.com/vjeannek/status/1408233874363199488?s=20

    Should have elected Beto.

  28. @Reg Cæsar
    @Joe Stalin


    Paltik is a Filipino term for a homemade gun.
     
    Not to be confused with bakla.


    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l9/sweetesting/bakla.jpg

    Replies: @anon, @Joe Stalin

    Troll

    • Troll: Polistra
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @anon

    The Cuervo Gold,
    the fine Colombian
    make tonight a wonderful thing...

  29. @Joe Stalin
    @Nicholas Stix

    Your article looks good and ought to get much wider dissemination.


    The Republican candidates were the founder of the Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliwa, who has also been a longtime local radio and TV personality [...]

    Sliwa said he would bring back Giuliani-style policing.
     
    I heard Sliwa on the Sean Hannity radio show this week. Hannity asked him if NYC residents had a RIGHT to a firearm to defend themselves with. First, he said he was shot five times with "hollow point" bullets in an assassination attempt. Then he said unequivocally the NYC residents have the RIGHT to firearms for self-defense.

    I've seem him downtown Chicago as a Guardian Angel decades ago.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

    Thanks for your kind words.

    The problem is two-fold. On the one hand, the tech totalitarians are trying to shut down everyone to the right of Stalin, which makes people like Jared Taylor much more powerful, and then you have people like Jared, who used to promote my work, but who have since decided that there is something about me that requires that I be silenced.

  30. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1408203014389764096

    Here's my guess. This General is being subject to Epstein-style sexual blackmail.

    Remember how Michael Corleone sexually blackmailed Senator Pat Geary over a hooker situation? Watch the three clips below from "The Godfather." In the first clip below, Senator Geary insults the Corleones and demeans Italians. In the second clip, Senator Geary gets sexually blackmailed at a Corleone-owned brothel. In the third clip, Senator Geary praises Italians in front of the media.

    See relevant clips below.

    This type of stuff actually happens in Washington DC.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG2-FI5_INA&t=5s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULcJhIoLte4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP9VaP5qBgw

    Except the sexual blackmailers aren't Italian. They're Jewish oligarchs (like Epstein).

    This is why American leaders are pro-Israel, but anti-White.

    Sexual blackmail is the name of the game.

    Jewish oligarchs have utilized sexual blackmail to turn White Gentile leaders into their puppets.

    If you're a wealthy&powerful hustler type who runs a prostitution ring, you can easily control politicians, journalists, academics, celebs, military generals, and intelligence chiefs. Then you can push your agenda.

    "The Godfather" movies aren't just art. These films offer an intriguing glimpse into HOW THE WORLD REALLY WORKS. Just substitute Jews in for Italians. Epstein in for Corleone.

    Replies: @Stebbing Heuer, @Whiskey, @Alden

    No that’s Occam’s Butterknife. And Milley like most military brass loathes Israel and loves the Muslims. Because that who is promoted through Clinton, Bush, Obama.

    Milley seems a true believer. He believes White men are innately evil (save himself) and black people holy racial redeemers. While he commanded troops in combat, he never saw it himself. The only combat he ever saw as far as I know was at the officer’s mess for the last steak.

    Milley is almost also certainly the prime mover in the failed Color Revolution putsch against Trump I warned you about last summer. It almost pulled Trump out of the White House in a lynching, installing Pelosi as caretaker President. Face it, the military is 100% woke.

    And likely Biden’s nukes and F-15 speech is the garbled stuff his understanding of Milley’s plans for Tallahassee and Austin TX discussed with him. I would not put it past Milley to order F-15 strikes on both DeSantis and the TX governor and Legislature over their sending state troopers to Arizona and Texas to enforce the border. They want it. Heck with martial law declared they can do anything they want.

    Lets face it the left and the woke military have been itching for total war against White people in America since 1989 and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Only the Soviets kept them honest.

  31. Anonymous[103] • Disclaimer says:

    no one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds unless you think the deer are wearing Kevlar vests or something

    Apparently Biden is under the impression that the second amendment was written for deer.

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Anonymous

    https://i.postimg.cc/qRzXJxxt/government.jpg

    "Deer"

  32. @anonymous
    Biden had a serious case of elderly Tourette's in his speech:

    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1407815444703100928

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Barack Obama's secret Unz account, @Almost Missouri

    I think Biden was telling us we’re going to need nukes to take Washington back from the Democrats after they pass S.1, the “For the People Act of 2021,” that ensures that they will “win” all future elections.

  33. no one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds unless you think the deer are wearing Kevlar vests or something

    When you read this written out, you don’t get the same effect as when you hear Biden mumble and struggle through it. That bit at the end was supposedly a joke, but you’d never know it with his delivery. Much like the joke he mangled when addressing the graduating class of the Coast Guard Academy, then yelled at the audience for not laughing.

  34. View post on imgur.com


    there you have it.

    he’s pro violent crime, except around his big suburban house of course, pro criminal, and against anybody doing anything about it. he’s also against private firearm ownership, except for himself of course, and in favor of getting rid of the 2nd Amendment.

    Charles Murray is in favor of law abiding rifle and shotgun owners being disarmed by the President he voted for, President Biden.

    who cares what this guy thinks. so he said africans are violent because they’re dumb, not because of ‘systematic white racism’. no kidding? tell us something we don’t know.

  35. @Anon
    Sorry, but I’m more concerned about tree equity. According to this Minneapolis news report, policies in the early 20th century laid the groundwork for this tree inequity in the neighborhoods of people of color.

    Researchers find 'tree inequity' for communities of color | FOX 9 KMSP

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHIjsZBkljM

    Replies: @Charon, @El Dato, @Buffalo Joe, @Rob McX, @Spect3r

    Well, I’ve always been consistently impressed with the quality of the landscaping in the hood. And how assiduously the citizens there focus on all sorts of property maintenance matters.

    It even extends to the public streetscapes. If some careless person from outside the hood should so much as drop a candy wrapper on the sidewalk, the neighborhood folks will fight over who can pick it up the quickest.

    At least I think that’s what they’re fighting about. I admit I haven’t focused too much on it, and it may have been a TV show I was watching.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
    @Charon

    Seeing a black guy raking leaves in his yard is.really startling. Talk about shattering stereotypes

    Replies: @Rob McX

  36. @Mark in BC
    In other comments Biden said we'd need F-15s and nukes to defend ourselves against the U.S. Federal GovCo. The bad news is Alibaba said my F-15 was on back order...with no definite time to ship. I couldn't order any nukes because the F-15 maxed out my credit card...DANG!

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @J.Ross

    In other comments Biden said we’d need F-15s and nukes to defend ourselves against the U.S. Federal GovCo.

    Yeah, right, small arms are no good for fighting the U.S. Government you peons – we have F-15s and W-88 nuclear warheads – but on January 6th, a bunch of unarmed flyover-country HVAC technicians, insurance salesmen, and grandmas, led by an internet shaman in a buffalo headress, constituted an “insurrection” that was a threat to the Republic!

    Suffering from a little narrative-confusion there, senile old Joe?

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Mr. Anon

    https://twitter.com/JeffreyMDavids1/status/1408065818466738184

  37. @anon
    @Reg Cæsar

    Troll

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The Cuervo Gold,
    the fine Colombian
    make tonight a wonderful thing…

  38. Always worth repeating – Joe Biden is a nothing. He has done nothing in his life. He has accomplished nothing of any value. His children are f**ked up. He’s a lying, plagiarizing fraud.

    Even Bill Clinton, slimy, rotten creep that he is, at least had ambition.

    Even George W. Bush, stupid, lying creep that he is, had some ordinary human traits.

    Biden is nothing. He is a hollow, empty, vacuuous nothing of a man.

  39. Keep in mind that the Viet Cong and Taliban had no F-15s or nukes.

    • Agree: Farenheit
    • Replies: @Charon
    @Mr. Deplorable

    Indeed. Instead they had a complement of patriots who wanted to defend their country from interlopers and nation-wreckers. "Where would we find such men?"

  40. Joke or not, the whole deer remarks doesn’t make any sense, no matter whether you care about the 2nd Amendment or not. Was he supposed to say something about more powerful rounds or “assault weapons” again and flubbed it? If he had left out the kevlar vest part, it would have at least made sense.

    I mean, how many deer stick around for a 2nd shot, kevlar vest on or not? This guy is not ingratiating himself with any hunters here … except his own coke-head one.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I don't have any difficulty understanding what Biden was saying. He was saying that there was no need for military style weapons to be in the hands of private individuals.

    The Second Amendment is not absolute. The Second Amendment does not say: "Due to the fact that organized or municipal law enforcement is ineffective in the United States, there shall be no restrictions whatsoever on the possession of any kinds of firearms by private individuals so that they can defend themselves against criminals, muggers, home invaders, and, most important of all, slave rebellions, or in the case of slavery ever being abolished at some point in the future, then protection from the rascally descendants of slaves."

    Anyway murders seem to be up. Perhaps one of the Republican politicians could respond with the Republican plan to do reduce the number of murders, then we can see if there is any common ground.

    Since generally murder is supposed to be a state crime and not a federal crime, it would be nice to have law enforcement agencies in each state putting forward its own individual plan to reduce murders. Some states might want to restrict the availability of some kinds of weapons, and other states might think that having every citizen armed to the teeth will be the most effective deterrent to murder.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @John Johnson, @anon, @International Jew, @William Badwhite

  41. @Abolish_public_education
    Public education alums are 90% of young males, but probably 99.8% of gunslinging killers.

    Background checks, waiting periods, and user fees for kids seeking to enroll in public school.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @iDeplorable

    I got it, man, midnight background checks!

  42. @anonymous
    Biden had a serious case of elderly Tourette's in his speech:

    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1407815444703100928

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Barack Obama's secret Unz account, @Almost Missouri

    Soft-spoken Biden really creeps me the fuck out

  43. @Charon
    @Anon

    Well, I've always been consistently impressed with the quality of the landscaping in the hood. And how assiduously the citizens there focus on all sorts of property maintenance matters.

    It even extends to the public streetscapes. If some careless person from outside the hood should so much as drop a candy wrapper on the sidewalk, the neighborhood folks will fight over who can pick it up the quickest.

    At least I think that's what they're fighting about. I admit I haven't focused too much on it, and it may have been a TV show I was watching.

    Replies: @Old Prude

    Seeing a black guy raking leaves in his yard is.really startling. Talk about shattering stereotypes

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Old Prude

    Almost as strange as seeing him take out somebody who dissed him with one shot, without hitting half a dozen bystanders.

  44. @Anonymous

    no one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds unless you think the deer are wearing Kevlar vests or something
     
    Apparently Biden is under the impression that the second amendment was written for deer.

    Replies: @El Dato

    “Deer”

  45. @Anon
    Sorry, but I’m more concerned about tree equity. According to this Minneapolis news report, policies in the early 20th century laid the groundwork for this tree inequity in the neighborhoods of people of color.

    Researchers find 'tree inequity' for communities of color | FOX 9 KMSP

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHIjsZBkljM

    Replies: @Charon, @El Dato, @Buffalo Joe, @Rob McX, @Spect3r

    “adding trees will help the most vulnerable”

    They are just stringing together words at this point.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
  46. @Mark in BC
    In other comments Biden said we'd need F-15s and nukes to defend ourselves against the U.S. Federal GovCo. The bad news is Alibaba said my F-15 was on back order...with no definite time to ship. I couldn't order any nukes because the F-15 maxed out my credit card...DANG!

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @J.Ross

    This is the same guy importing as many Afghans as he can. Afghans defeated us without either.

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
    @J.Ross

    They managed to hold out and wear down the Russians as well. Geographically with it's steep mountains, narrow valleys, and extensive cave systems, it's hard for invading armies to lead overwhelming full scale assaults there.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  47. @Marquis
    I feel like you buried the lede with his remarks on bombing and nuking Americans who rise up against their government. A little dramatic, no?

    Replies: @G. Poulin, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @JimDandy

    Lincoln did the nineteenth-century equivalent, and the Americans didn’t even “rise up”. All they did was attempt to peacefully and democratically secede from an increasingly oppressive “union”.

    • Agree: Sam Malone
    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @G. Poulin

    Which happened first? Fort Sumter or 1st Manassas?

  48. @Known Fact
    His bizarre disjointed taunt about not being able to fight your government unless you have F-15s and nukes -- so screw all that 2nd amendment stuff -- is getting all the mockery and serious attention

    Replies: @Pericles, @Corn

    Is DC still being occupied by the troops of the President-Legit? For some reason you don’t hear much about that.

  49. @James Speaks

    And we discussed a comprehensive strategy that I’m releasing today to combat the epidemic of gun violence and other violent crime that we’ve been seeing in our country for far too long, that has spiked since the start of the pandemic over a year ago.
     
    This sentence is far too complex for someone suffering from dementia to utter, not to mention write. If someone else wrote it, I'm surprised he was able to focus from begining to end. Of the sentence.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Pericles

    “Salute the marines!”

    Demented Diane Feinstein could still put up a pretty good sound bite act, but a while ago even the New York media had to fold. They even implied there were plenty more cases doddering around at the top levels, but for some reason nobody followed up on that. Perhaps the correct replacement candidates were not yet available.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @Pericles

    The rotting carcass that is Speaker of the House Pelosi inexplicably manages to select the most insulting (to America) thing she can do, then she does it, all the while reeking poisonous vapors that would shame Tolkein's Dead Marsh.

  50. @Achmed E. Newman
    Joke or not, the whole deer remarks doesn't make any sense, no matter whether you care about the 2nd Amendment or not. Was he supposed to say something about more powerful rounds or "assault weapons" again and flubbed it? If he had left out the kevlar vest part, it would have at least made sense.

    I mean, how many deer stick around for a 2nd shot, kevlar vest on or not? This guy is not ingratiating himself with any hunters here ... except his own coke-head one.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    I don’t have any difficulty understanding what Biden was saying. He was saying that there was no need for military style weapons to be in the hands of private individuals.

    The Second Amendment is not absolute. The Second Amendment does not say: “Due to the fact that organized or municipal law enforcement is ineffective in the United States, there shall be no restrictions whatsoever on the possession of any kinds of firearms by private individuals so that they can defend themselves against criminals, muggers, home invaders, and, most important of all, slave rebellions, or in the case of slavery ever being abolished at some point in the future, then protection from the rascally descendants of slaves.”

    Anyway murders seem to be up. Perhaps one of the Republican politicians could respond with the Republican plan to do reduce the number of murders, then we can see if there is any common ground.

    Since generally murder is supposed to be a state crime and not a federal crime, it would be nice to have law enforcement agencies in each state putting forward its own individual plan to reduce murders. Some states might want to restrict the availability of some kinds of weapons, and other states might think that having every citizen armed to the teeth will be the most effective deterrent to murder.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jonathan Mason


    The Second Amendment is not absolute.
     
    Wrong. That right there shows that you should NOT have been let to immigrate into this country, Mr. Mason. If you can't even understand the one sentence Amendment II, how in hell could you understand the rest of the Constitution?

    The writers of the Bill of Rights had every intention of prohibiting the new Federal Government from preventing Americans from having the same arms as that government. They had just learned this from a recent war. Biden's lying and stupidity aside, the F-15 remark is generally wrong too. It's not likely that any un-taxpayer-supported militia could possibly afford even a few, much less have the infrastructure to support and maintain them. However, it would have every right to arm and fly them, if it could.

    I don't care what the Republicans say about this murder increase, as all of them are too cowardly to mention the actual reason that Mr. Sailer here has documented so well.

    It's obvious to the rest of us here that Biden's plan, if implemented, would have absolutely no affect on the murders by the black male thugs using handguns. I don't know his handlers screwed up the narrative so badly here, but to me that's a good thing.
    , @John Johnson
    @Jonathan Mason

    The Second Amendment does not say: “Due to the fact that organized or municipal law enforcement is ineffective in the United States, there shall be no restrictions whatsoever on the possession of any kinds of firearms by private individuals so that they can defend themselves against criminals, muggers, home invaders, and, most important of all, slave rebellions, or in the case of slavery ever being abolished at some point in the future, then protection from the rascally descendants of slaves.”

    Yea they simplified it for future politicians:
    Shall not be fringed.

    Anyway murders seem to be up. Perhaps one of the Republican politicians could respond with the Republican plan to do reduce the number of murders, then we can see if there is any common ground.

    So Republicans are supposed to solve the problems of Democrat cities?

    Republicans have long supported mandatory minimums for illegal gun possession. Democrats in these cities oppose them because it leads to more Blacks in prison.

    Even Federal minimums are tossed these days.

    , @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    I don’t have any difficulty understanding what Biden was saying. He was saying that there was no need for military style weapons to be in the hands of private individuals.

    He's saying stuff recycled from 1994. It was bogus then and it is bogus now. About as interesting as a can of Coke II.

    Anyway murders seem to be up. Perhaps one of the Republican politicians could respond with the Republican plan to do reduce the number of murders, then we can see if there is any common ground.

    There is literally nothing new to discuss. Superstitious animists like you will always try to find some inanimate object such as a tree, or a stone, or a piece of metal, to blame human evil on. But human action is where the problem and the solution are to be found. Violent criminal actors will harm other people for their own gain and pleasure, until the VCA is stopped. Therefore stopping VCA's is how murders are prevented. One way to stop VCA's is to lock them in a concrete room for 5 to 15 years, maybe longer. There are other ways. It is the VCA that is the problem, not some object, not even the dreaded pointed stick.

    Since generally murder is supposed to be a state crime and not a federal crime, it would be nice to have law enforcement agencies in each state putting forward its own individual plan to reduce murders. Some states might want to restrict the availability of some kinds of weapons, and other states might think that having every citizen armed to the teeth will be the most effective deterrent to murder.

    Something like that, shorn of your passive-aggressive weak sauce trolling, has been going on for about 100 years or so. Perhaps longer.

    There, now, you got a reply. Your dopamine hit is achieved. You may resume your normal torpor.

    , @International Jew
    @Jonathan Mason


    The Second Amendment is not absolute.
     
    You're right. None of them are. And technology has improved; there were no AR-15s in the 1790s, there wasn't anything that could get off more than a couple shots per minute! But like the 1st (where likewise technology has improved) the 2nd is just a damn good idea. As you pointed out yourself, there might be more good reasons for it now than there were 240 years ago.

    And just as radio and TV made the 1st amendment even more beneficial that before, so the invention of semi- and fully-automatic rifles has brought more goodness into the 2nd.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

    , @William Badwhite
    @Jonathan Mason


    I don’t have any difficulty understanding what Biden was saying. He was saying that there was no need for military style weapons to be in the hands of private individuals.
     
    "military style"...

    There are few issues in which one side is so determined to remain as willfully ignorant of the subject as with "gun control".

    Mason, just come out and say "guns are icky".
  51. @Just another serf
    It would have been refreshingly honest if Jo Jo said simply “My fellow Americans, the negroes are totally out of control”.

    Replies: @Corn

    Give the dementia a few more months

  52. • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Desiderius

    https://twitter.com/GraduatedBen/status/1408237073874685954?s=20

    , @iDeplorable
    @Desiderius

    We already have that Meh 910 dude to do nothing but post Twitter links. Get an original shtick.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  53. @Known Fact
    His bizarre disjointed taunt about not being able to fight your government unless you have F-15s and nukes -- so screw all that 2nd amendment stuff -- is getting all the mockery and serious attention

    Replies: @Pericles, @Corn

    There seems to be a new subgenre of dystopia porn where Leftists get themselves hard thinking of the army wasting Southerners, Deplorables or Whites in general.

    The Founding Fathers didn’t just write the Second Amendment….. they also warned of the dangers of standing armies, which is almost forgotten nowadays.

    We should bring the troops home from abroad and scrap the army, create a Swiss style militia in its place. A man turns 19 or 20 he gets a year’s training in bushcraft, marksmanship, and a rifle plus can of ammo to take home. Keep the fat ones in physical training as long as it takes them to get down to a normal weight. That’ll help with the obesity rate.

    If the Dems try to use the army on us, they’ll be using the army on itself.

    • Replies: @Spect3r
    @Corn

    To me, Switzerland is the country that has reached the perfect "Democracy".
    They have a bunch of emigrants but barely any problems related to migration.
    Even the way their fully privatized health system works is great.

    The country is super clean, functional, with a lot of rules but at the same time with a lot of freedom.
    Is also my favorite European country to visit.

  54. @Barack Obama's secret Unz account
    Much of New York's success in bringing down crime (pre-De Blasio) was through its tough gun laws.

    1. Stop and Frisk
    2. Oh, what's this, sir, you've got an unregistered firearm? Or some drugs?
    3. Criminal-type jailed before he can shoot someone
    4. Oh, what's this, we've jailed thousands of blacks? Well, I'm sure that's just a coincidence, we're only enforcing neutral gun and drug laws after all

    The euphemisms obviously wore thin over time; I thought the establishment would try to come up with some new one, but plainly that's not possible with these people. Didn't Biden author the "crack worse than powder" bill? I guess I should've seen the writing on the wall when they chose him to be standard-bearer: you won't get new ideas from a gerontocracy.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Much of New York’s success in bringing down crime (pre-De Blasio) was through its tough gun laws.

    New York has quite ordinary gun law and they were not after 1989 altered.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Art Deco

    It’s not the gun laws, it’s if they’re enforced or not.

    , @slumber_j
    @Art Deco


    New York has quite ordinary gun law and they were not after 1989 altered.
     
    No: New York City's gun laws are very, very far from ordinary in the US. I say this as a former holder of an NYC Rifle and Shotgun Permit, the very existence of which is unthinkable almost anywhere else in the country: the approval process starts with an FBI background check and only gets more complicated from there...and it's nothing compared to getting a pistol permit.

    This is to own guns, mind you, not to carry them; a carry permit is virtually unobtainable unless you're a diamond dealer or similarly vulnerable to armed robbery by dint of your profession. Or if you're politically connected, of course.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    , @anon
    @Art Deco

    New York has quite ordinary gun law

    Compared to what?

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Art Deco


    New York has quite ordinary gun law and they were not after 1989 altered.
     
    City or state? Sheriffs have discretion, among other things. There are 62 counties in the state. Kings and Queens are vastly different from Yates and Schuyler. There are apartment buildings in the world with more residents than Hamilton County, though not in NYC.
  55. @anonymous
    Biden had a serious case of elderly Tourette's in his speech:

    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1407815444703100928

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Barack Obama's secret Unz account, @Almost Missouri

    “If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.”

    Maybe that can be arranged. After all, nukes are what, what, 1930s, 1940s era technology?

    Also, I note that the Taliban, Somali warlords, Mahdi Army, Iran and Vietnamese all managed to defeat the US government without any F-15s or nukes. And those were cases where Americans—at least fighting Americans—were broadly on the same side as the government. The current US government is hated and despised by everyone who isn’t directly on the payroll or a soyboy, and even by some of those.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    @Almost Missouri

    I already explained what I think the real difference is above, but I should note that one of the big differences between the supposed impending "insurgencies" in the US and some of the people we've fought unsuccessfully abroad is that the latter have a degree of organization and coherence that the former never had. To say nothing of the substantial backing (no, Russian facebook memes do not count) from actual outside nation-states that, say, the Vietnamese Communists or Shi'ite militias in Iraq had. There are naturally a lot of reasons for this, but in the case of generic American right-wing extremists in particular, it's partly ideological. A movement that invokes the spirit of "Don't Tread On Me" is going to have a helluva time launching coordinated operations on a national scale.

    Anyway, the biggest threat to America's future comes from its own bipartisan post-Cold War political class, their donors, and their flunkies, whether in the bureaucracy, the media, or the military and intelligence communities. They'll do anything-anything-to obscure that fact. Their worst nightmare is that Americans of all races, geographic backgrounds, and ideological predispositions do. They might put aside their differences and turn their attention toward them.

    Replies: @rebel yell

  56. @Marquis
    I feel like you buried the lede with his remarks on bombing and nuking Americans who rise up against their government. A little dramatic, no?

    Replies: @G. Poulin, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @JimDandy

    I feel like you buried the lede with his remarks on bombing and nuking Americans who rise up against their government. A little dramatic, no?

    I noticed that the implication there is that Biden is more willing to engage in total war against dissident Americans than he was against Afghans or would have been against the Viet Cong.

  57. @Technite78
    He's a complete embarrassment...

    https://nypost.com/2021/06/24/biden-whispers-repeatedly-during-really-creepy-qa/

    Is he just repeating cues from a teleprompter or earpiece? It's like a really bad SNL sketch.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    He’s losing his social graces (such as they were) along with his frontal lobes and executive function. He’s always been weird and inappropriate and dementia exacerbates it.

  58. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/adamscrabble/status/1408161046322352134?s=20

    Replies: @Desiderius, @iDeplorable

  59. @Stebbing Heuer
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Here’s my guess. This General is being subject to Epstein-style sexual blackmail.
     
    They're ALL compromised.

    That's the only way any of them are allowed to advance to positions of responsibility - they are under the control of those who own and run the system. Otherwise they aren't allowed to get anywhere.

    Why do you think they were freaking out so hysterically about Trump, and people like Miller, and now Andrew Torba and Gab? Because they didn't, won't, 'play the game' and become compromised.

    Again - they are ALL compromised. And it is destroying the United States. I've never seen anything like it: an entire elite committing collective suicide.

    Replies: @JMcG, @JohnnyWalker123

    Collective murder is more like it. The “elite” have no intention at all of suffering in the least. When was the last time you heard of a politician’s son being killed in combat? Or the scion of a billionaire? It was a not uncommon occurrence in WWll.
    The leadership of the US Military is beneath contempt and has been for years and years. Wesley Clark? David Petraeus? I wouldn’t follow them to a bar.

    • Agree: Old Prude
  60. Biden knows exactly what to do about crime; he just doesn’t have the heart or courage to say it anymore. https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/03/07/politics/biden-1993-speech-predators/index.html

  61. @Jonathan Mason
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I don't have any difficulty understanding what Biden was saying. He was saying that there was no need for military style weapons to be in the hands of private individuals.

    The Second Amendment is not absolute. The Second Amendment does not say: "Due to the fact that organized or municipal law enforcement is ineffective in the United States, there shall be no restrictions whatsoever on the possession of any kinds of firearms by private individuals so that they can defend themselves against criminals, muggers, home invaders, and, most important of all, slave rebellions, or in the case of slavery ever being abolished at some point in the future, then protection from the rascally descendants of slaves."

    Anyway murders seem to be up. Perhaps one of the Republican politicians could respond with the Republican plan to do reduce the number of murders, then we can see if there is any common ground.

    Since generally murder is supposed to be a state crime and not a federal crime, it would be nice to have law enforcement agencies in each state putting forward its own individual plan to reduce murders. Some states might want to restrict the availability of some kinds of weapons, and other states might think that having every citizen armed to the teeth will be the most effective deterrent to murder.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @John Johnson, @anon, @International Jew, @William Badwhite

    The Second Amendment is not absolute.

    Wrong. That right there shows that you should NOT have been let to immigrate into this country, Mr. Mason. If you can’t even understand the one sentence Amendment II, how in hell could you understand the rest of the Constitution?

    The writers of the Bill of Rights had every intention of prohibiting the new Federal Government from preventing Americans from having the same arms as that government. They had just learned this from a recent war. Biden’s lying and stupidity aside, the F-15 remark is generally wrong too. It’s not likely that any un-taxpayer-supported militia could possibly afford even a few, much less have the infrastructure to support and maintain them. However, it would have every right to arm and fly them, if it could.

    I don’t care what the Republicans say about this murder increase, as all of them are too cowardly to mention the actual reason that Mr. Sailer here has documented so well.

    It’s obvious to the rest of us here that Biden’s plan, if implemented, would have absolutely no affect on the murders by the black male thugs using handguns. I don’t know his handlers screwed up the narrative so badly here, but to me that’s a good thing.

    • Thanks: Spect3r
  62. Additional observations about the President’s remarks:

    – On “no one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds unless you think the deer are wearing Kevlar vests or something…”

    As many noted about, a fairly lame attempt at humor, but to the underlying point, I don’t care that Joe Biden, Kamaal Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Joy Behar, or Brad Pitt, or anybody else thinks “no one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds…”; its NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS. There are plenty of folks (I’m one), who may have experienced this while on Active Duty in the military, and love the thrill of performing with a well tuned rifle and a target. Or maybe their Pap told stories of shooting M-16 multi-round mags back in Vietnam, or their Grandpap told stories of lighting up the Krauts or the Nips with his BAR, and they want to experience that vicariously. So what? Again, none of their business. Truth be told, the elite FEAR the common man/woman armed with semi-autos with 20-30 round magazines, because they could eventually be on the receiving end. That’s what it is all about, no more, no less.

    – On challenging anyone who would fight the government needing F-15’s and nukes, he seems to imply he/the elite oligarchs in charge WOULD do that if threatened by their own countrymen. That speaks volumes of their true character. And they would be pilloried unmercifully forever down the centuries if they did that. There is NO justification for that type of slaughter. We were unwilling to use nukes against enemies since Japan, yet they WOULD against their own people? And while we’re discussing these weapons of tremendous overkill, to turn his condemnation of high capacity magazines around, why does the government need F-15’s, fuel air explosives, 2000 lb smart bombs, Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, 203mm howitzers, and etc., for pacification (yes, I know the counterargument of defending against external threats) of domestic threats? Overkill much?

    Finally, why is “white supremacy inspired domestic terrorism” the most important, serious threat evah! But yet, “white supremacist, redneck, racist, Confeda-NAZIs” are the most stupid, two-digit idgits who have sex with their sisters, or are incels and can’t get a date, and could not form a coherent sentence, let alone plan and execute a serious insurrection? But I’m expected to believe that. Yeah, right. Our “elites” are anything but. And they are unserious, and it will have fatal effects in the coming years and decades. That makes me tremendously sad.

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Old Prude
    @Captain Tripps

    “no one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds". Says who?

    The cops think they need them. Why? If there is something the cops think they need, then the people probably need it too, for the same reasons. What is that reason? Deer? That's a funny one, Joe. I'll be taking care of them with a flintlock.

    Mexican Drug gangs, BLM Mobs, Flash mobs, Antifa mobs, jack-booted government thugs? Now we're getting warm.

  63. @Jonathan Mason
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I don't have any difficulty understanding what Biden was saying. He was saying that there was no need for military style weapons to be in the hands of private individuals.

    The Second Amendment is not absolute. The Second Amendment does not say: "Due to the fact that organized or municipal law enforcement is ineffective in the United States, there shall be no restrictions whatsoever on the possession of any kinds of firearms by private individuals so that they can defend themselves against criminals, muggers, home invaders, and, most important of all, slave rebellions, or in the case of slavery ever being abolished at some point in the future, then protection from the rascally descendants of slaves."

    Anyway murders seem to be up. Perhaps one of the Republican politicians could respond with the Republican plan to do reduce the number of murders, then we can see if there is any common ground.

    Since generally murder is supposed to be a state crime and not a federal crime, it would be nice to have law enforcement agencies in each state putting forward its own individual plan to reduce murders. Some states might want to restrict the availability of some kinds of weapons, and other states might think that having every citizen armed to the teeth will be the most effective deterrent to murder.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @John Johnson, @anon, @International Jew, @William Badwhite

    The Second Amendment does not say: “Due to the fact that organized or municipal law enforcement is ineffective in the United States, there shall be no restrictions whatsoever on the possession of any kinds of firearms by private individuals so that they can defend themselves against criminals, muggers, home invaders, and, most important of all, slave rebellions, or in the case of slavery ever being abolished at some point in the future, then protection from the rascally descendants of slaves.”

    Yea they simplified it for future politicians:
    Shall not be fringed.

    Anyway murders seem to be up. Perhaps one of the Republican politicians could respond with the Republican plan to do reduce the number of murders, then we can see if there is any common ground.

    So Republicans are supposed to solve the problems of Democrat cities?

    Republicans have long supported mandatory minimums for illegal gun possession. Democrats in these cities oppose them because it leads to more Blacks in prison.

    Even Federal minimums are tossed these days.

  64. anon[682] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I don't have any difficulty understanding what Biden was saying. He was saying that there was no need for military style weapons to be in the hands of private individuals.

    The Second Amendment is not absolute. The Second Amendment does not say: "Due to the fact that organized or municipal law enforcement is ineffective in the United States, there shall be no restrictions whatsoever on the possession of any kinds of firearms by private individuals so that they can defend themselves against criminals, muggers, home invaders, and, most important of all, slave rebellions, or in the case of slavery ever being abolished at some point in the future, then protection from the rascally descendants of slaves."

    Anyway murders seem to be up. Perhaps one of the Republican politicians could respond with the Republican plan to do reduce the number of murders, then we can see if there is any common ground.

    Since generally murder is supposed to be a state crime and not a federal crime, it would be nice to have law enforcement agencies in each state putting forward its own individual plan to reduce murders. Some states might want to restrict the availability of some kinds of weapons, and other states might think that having every citizen armed to the teeth will be the most effective deterrent to murder.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @John Johnson, @anon, @International Jew, @William Badwhite

    I don’t have any difficulty understanding what Biden was saying. He was saying that there was no need for military style weapons to be in the hands of private individuals.

    He’s saying stuff recycled from 1994. It was bogus then and it is bogus now. About as interesting as a can of Coke II.

    Anyway murders seem to be up. Perhaps one of the Republican politicians could respond with the Republican plan to do reduce the number of murders, then we can see if there is any common ground.

    There is literally nothing new to discuss. Superstitious animists like you will always try to find some inanimate object such as a tree, or a stone, or a piece of metal, to blame human evil on. But human action is where the problem and the solution are to be found. Violent criminal actors will harm other people for their own gain and pleasure, until the VCA is stopped. Therefore stopping VCA’s is how murders are prevented. One way to stop VCA’s is to lock them in a concrete room for 5 to 15 years, maybe longer. There are other ways. It is the VCA that is the problem, not some object, not even the dreaded pointed stick.

    Since generally murder is supposed to be a state crime and not a federal crime, it would be nice to have law enforcement agencies in each state putting forward its own individual plan to reduce murders. Some states might want to restrict the availability of some kinds of weapons, and other states might think that having every citizen armed to the teeth will be the most effective deterrent to murder.

    Something like that, shorn of your passive-aggressive weak sauce trolling, has been going on for about 100 years or so. Perhaps longer.

    There, now, you got a reply. Your dopamine hit is achieved. You may resume your normal torpor.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  65. @Jonathan Mason
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I don't have any difficulty understanding what Biden was saying. He was saying that there was no need for military style weapons to be in the hands of private individuals.

    The Second Amendment is not absolute. The Second Amendment does not say: "Due to the fact that organized or municipal law enforcement is ineffective in the United States, there shall be no restrictions whatsoever on the possession of any kinds of firearms by private individuals so that they can defend themselves against criminals, muggers, home invaders, and, most important of all, slave rebellions, or in the case of slavery ever being abolished at some point in the future, then protection from the rascally descendants of slaves."

    Anyway murders seem to be up. Perhaps one of the Republican politicians could respond with the Republican plan to do reduce the number of murders, then we can see if there is any common ground.

    Since generally murder is supposed to be a state crime and not a federal crime, it would be nice to have law enforcement agencies in each state putting forward its own individual plan to reduce murders. Some states might want to restrict the availability of some kinds of weapons, and other states might think that having every citizen armed to the teeth will be the most effective deterrent to murder.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @John Johnson, @anon, @International Jew, @William Badwhite

    The Second Amendment is not absolute.

    You’re right. None of them are. And technology has improved; there were no AR-15s in the 1790s, there wasn’t anything that could get off more than a couple shots per minute! But like the 1st (where likewise technology has improved) the 2nd is just a damn good idea. As you pointed out yourself, there might be more good reasons for it now than there were 240 years ago.

    And just as radio and TV made the 1st amendment even more beneficial that before, so the invention of semi- and fully-automatic rifles has brought more goodness into the 2nd.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @International Jew


    And technology has improved; there were no AR-15s in the 1790s, there wasn’t anything that could get off more than a couple shots per minute!
     
    US civilian machine gun technology as adopted by the US Navy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCuVMx5h1x0

    Modern version:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEu9LLQpOF8

    Replies: @Charon

  66. @Stebbing Heuer
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Here’s my guess. This General is being subject to Epstein-style sexual blackmail.
     
    They're ALL compromised.

    That's the only way any of them are allowed to advance to positions of responsibility - they are under the control of those who own and run the system. Otherwise they aren't allowed to get anywhere.

    Why do you think they were freaking out so hysterically about Trump, and people like Miller, and now Andrew Torba and Gab? Because they didn't, won't, 'play the game' and become compromised.

    Again - they are ALL compromised. And it is destroying the United States. I've never seen anything like it: an entire elite committing collective suicide.

    Replies: @JMcG, @JohnnyWalker123

    I definitely agree that already compromised individuals are pre-selected for advancement. That makes sense.

    A lot of powerful people are compromised in some way, often through sexual blackmail or bribery.

    Look at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who’s a married “straight” man. He literally lives with homosexual pollster Frank Luntz.

    Imagine getting sexually blackmailed by Frank Luntz.

  67. HEL says:

    This is just further reminder of how much the libs operate by projection. Their vision of gun control is entirely the product of irrational, ignorant, fearful, bigoted thinking i.e. precisely how they claim cons operate. At heart the issue is that the libs hate conservative whites for essentially superficial, irrational reasons and therefore want to oppress them. They hate our religion, our fashion, our hobbies. White cons are thus the natural scapegoat–whatever they don’t like is caused by us, no matter how convoluted an explanation is required. Or the explanation is never even given. The idea that taking AR-15s away from rural whites will have any tangible effect on crime is laughable. Rarely do I see anyone even attempt to make a serious argument how it would. It would, however, do a very good job of oppressing and irritating white conservatives, and so it is a vital policy issue.

    It also shows how they operate via childish, irrational fear i.e. they hate the scawwy black guns! Doesn’t matter how many times they’re told that these guns are used in a nearly negligible portion of crimes, that they are in fact quite impractical for most kinds of crime that actually exist, and on the rare occasion when such guns are used in crime a non-scawwy gun would’ve almost always done the job just as well. Doesn’t matter. When the lib looks at such a gun they still feel sad and scared. “Looks like the kind the military uses in a movie! Super scawwy, civilians shouldn’t have that! What a crazy coincidence that the people who owns these guns are typically the kind of people I hate anyway. They definitely need to be banned.”

    The lib’s obsession with gun control is precisely what they claim the cons obsession with crime is. The lib thinks the con doesn’t actually care about crime, the con just claims to hate crime as a pretext for hating and oppressing blacks, whom the con hates for superficial, irrational reasons. That blacks really do commit an enormously disproportionate amount of crime and that tough-on-crime policies really do reduce crime impressively is ignored. In contrast libs really don’t care about the crime spike, or crime in general. Back before the current racial reckoning our crime rate was a national shame i.e. back when crime was low enough that law and order was not a major political focal point for a while our crime rate was outrageously high. “Look at europe! Gotta get rid of them guns!” Now that crime has spiked, as a direct result of lib insanity, they’ve moved on to “oh crime doesn’t matter, we’re way lower than back at the all-time high back in the 90s. Why do you hate blacks so much, by the way?” The libs who currently do acknowledge the spike often do so purely political reasons, and say so overtly–“if crime doesn’t get under control it will help cons gain political power. The horror!” One position has stayed the same though and remains widespread–gotta disarm them white cons.

  68. @Captain Tripps
    Additional observations about the President's remarks:

    - On "no one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds unless you think the deer are wearing Kevlar vests or something..."

    As many noted about, a fairly lame attempt at humor, but to the underlying point, I don't care that Joe Biden, Kamaal Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Joy Behar, or Brad Pitt, or anybody else thinks "no one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds..."; its NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS. There are plenty of folks (I'm one), who may have experienced this while on Active Duty in the military, and love the thrill of performing with a well tuned rifle and a target. Or maybe their Pap told stories of shooting M-16 multi-round mags back in Vietnam, or their Grandpap told stories of lighting up the Krauts or the Nips with his BAR, and they want to experience that vicariously. So what? Again, none of their business. Truth be told, the elite FEAR the common man/woman armed with semi-autos with 20-30 round magazines, because they could eventually be on the receiving end. That's what it is all about, no more, no less.

    - On challenging anyone who would fight the government needing F-15's and nukes, he seems to imply he/the elite oligarchs in charge WOULD do that if threatened by their own countrymen. That speaks volumes of their true character. And they would be pilloried unmercifully forever down the centuries if they did that. There is NO justification for that type of slaughter. We were unwilling to use nukes against enemies since Japan, yet they WOULD against their own people? And while we're discussing these weapons of tremendous overkill, to turn his condemnation of high capacity magazines around, why does the government need F-15's, fuel air explosives, 2000 lb smart bombs, Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, 203mm howitzers, and etc., for pacification (yes, I know the counterargument of defending against external threats) of domestic threats? Overkill much?

    Finally, why is "white supremacy inspired domestic terrorism" the most important, serious threat evah! But yet, "white supremacist, redneck, racist, Confeda-NAZIs" are the most stupid, two-digit idgits who have sex with their sisters, or are incels and can't get a date, and could not form a coherent sentence, let alone plan and execute a serious insurrection? But I'm expected to believe that. Yeah, right. Our "elites" are anything but. And they are unserious, and it will have fatal effects in the coming years and decades. That makes me tremendously sad.

    Replies: @Old Prude

    “no one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds”. Says who?

    The cops think they need them. Why? If there is something the cops think they need, then the people probably need it too, for the same reasons. What is that reason? Deer? That’s a funny one, Joe. I’ll be taking care of them with a flintlock.

    Mexican Drug gangs, BLM Mobs, Flash mobs, Antifa mobs, jack-booted government thugs? Now we’re getting warm.

  69. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1408203014389764096

    Here's my guess. This General is being subject to Epstein-style sexual blackmail.

    Remember how Michael Corleone sexually blackmailed Senator Pat Geary over a hooker situation? Watch the three clips below from "The Godfather." In the first clip below, Senator Geary insults the Corleones and demeans Italians. In the second clip, Senator Geary gets sexually blackmailed at a Corleone-owned brothel. In the third clip, Senator Geary praises Italians in front of the media.

    See relevant clips below.

    This type of stuff actually happens in Washington DC.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG2-FI5_INA&t=5s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULcJhIoLte4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP9VaP5qBgw

    Except the sexual blackmailers aren't Italian. They're Jewish oligarchs (like Epstein).

    This is why American leaders are pro-Israel, but anti-White.

    Sexual blackmail is the name of the game.

    Jewish oligarchs have utilized sexual blackmail to turn White Gentile leaders into their puppets.

    If you're a wealthy&powerful hustler type who runs a prostitution ring, you can easily control politicians, journalists, academics, celebs, military generals, and intelligence chiefs. Then you can push your agenda.

    "The Godfather" movies aren't just art. These films offer an intriguing glimpse into HOW THE WORLD REALLY WORKS. Just substitute Jews in for Italians. Epstein in for Corleone.

    Replies: @Stebbing Heuer, @Whiskey, @Alden

    It wasn’t sex black mail against Senator Geary. It was homicide blackmail. The Corleones gave him something to knock him out and murdered the girl.

    • Replies: @MarkinPNW
    @Alden

    Hmmm, wonder if that's what really happened to Senator Kennedy when he threatened to run for President? (Knocking off a third Kennedy would have been too obvious, but blackmail over Mary Jo got him under control...)

    , @J.Ross
    @Alden

    I always interpreted it this way. The Godfather, as with our now dominant art style or, eg, The Counselor, is extremely simplistic and so dumb the intellectuals think it's deep, but the pacing fools everyone. Oh it's slow so it must be magnificent. Frido is a freak loser and in every scene the whole point is whatever the lowest estimation can be ("I'm not dumb! I'm smart!").

  70. @Mr. Anon
    @Mark in BC


    In other comments Biden said we’d need F-15s and nukes to defend ourselves against the U.S. Federal GovCo.
     
    Yeah, right, small arms are no good for fighting the U.S. Government you peons - we have F-15s and W-88 nuclear warheads - but on January 6th, a bunch of unarmed flyover-country HVAC technicians, insurance salesmen, and grandmas, led by an internet shaman in a buffalo headress, constituted an "insurrection" that was a threat to the Republic!

    Suffering from a little narrative-confusion there, senile old Joe?

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

    • Agree: Mr. Anon
    • LOL: GeneralRipper
  71. @Abolish_public_education
    Public education alums are 90% of young males, but probably 99.8% of gunslinging killers.

    Background checks, waiting periods, and user fees for kids seeking to enroll in public school.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @iDeplorable

    Public education alums are 90% of young males, but probably 99.8% of gunslinging killers.

    You’ve become a one-note piano. Try to think of something else for your next few dozen comments.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @iDeplorable

    The name checks out.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  72. @Reg Cæsar
    @Joe Stalin


    Paltik is a Filipino term for a homemade gun.
     
    Not to be confused with bakla.


    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l9/sweetesting/bakla.jpg

    Replies: @anon, @Joe Stalin

    Interestingly, the first time I encountered the term “Paltik” was as part of the term “Paltik Boy” as used to describe a homemade .22LR machine gun produced in the Philippines.

    Interesting paper that should give people ideas on what foreigners can do to tell their governments about their “Gun Control.”

    BEYOND STATE CONTROL
    Improvised and Craft-produced Small Arms
    and Light Weapons

    http://www.google.com/url?esrc=s&q=&rct=j&sa=U&url=http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/fileadmin/docs/U-Reports/SAS-improvised-craft-weapons-report.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiXvv7RnrPxAhWCHc0KHYExBVE4ChAWMAJ6BAgCEAE&usg=AOvVaw0pLeT4_iP6EcDPf9EIuUzw

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Joe Stalin

    If primitive gunsmiths squatting in the dirt in the Philippines and Pakistan can make their own guns out of scrap metal using a few hand tools and maybe a drill press, then Americans damn sure can. Except we'll do it with 3D printers and such. We already do. If they try to register and then confiscate every single existing gun, people will just make new ones.

    Biden damn well knows that we are never putting the gun genie back in the bottle no matter how many white gun dealers he arrests. He is just pandering to his base. Biden is the Panderer in Chief.

    Replies: @Charon, @nebulafox

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Joe Stalin


    the first time I encountered the term “Paltik” was as part of the term “Paltik Boy"
     
    Slang for "gay" in Danish is bøsse, or "rifle". Anyone know why?
  73. @Art Deco
    @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    Much of New York’s success in bringing down crime (pre-De Blasio) was through its tough gun laws.

    New York has quite ordinary gun law and they were not after 1989 altered.

    Replies: @Alden, @slumber_j, @anon, @Reg Cæsar

    It’s not the gun laws, it’s if they’re enforced or not.

  74. @International Jew
    @Jonathan Mason


    The Second Amendment is not absolute.
     
    You're right. None of them are. And technology has improved; there were no AR-15s in the 1790s, there wasn't anything that could get off more than a couple shots per minute! But like the 1st (where likewise technology has improved) the 2nd is just a damn good idea. As you pointed out yourself, there might be more good reasons for it now than there were 240 years ago.

    And just as radio and TV made the 1st amendment even more beneficial that before, so the invention of semi- and fully-automatic rifles has brought more goodness into the 2nd.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

    And technology has improved; there were no AR-15s in the 1790s, there wasn’t anything that could get off more than a couple shots per minute!

    US civilian machine gun technology as adopted by the US Navy.

    Modern version:

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Joe Stalin

    For whatever reason, I can't watch videos here, but is that 1-million-rounds-per-minute thing remotely real? It strikes me as a tad wasteful.

    Yeah, I looked it up. Designed for helicopters? How much do a couple hundred million rounds weigh, anyway?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  75. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/adamscrabble/status/1408161046322352134?s=20

    Replies: @Desiderius, @iDeplorable

    We already have that Meh 910 dude to do nothing but post Twitter links. Get an original shtick.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @iDeplorable

    No

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1408478471077179397?s=20

    Maybe a good time to think about something other than how to persecute and terrorize your own voters, Republican senators. Seems like you could use a few good friends just about now. You won’t find them on K Street.

    Replies: @William Badwhite, @J.Ross

  76. @Marquis
    I feel like you buried the lede with his remarks on bombing and nuking Americans who rise up against their government. A little dramatic, no?

    Replies: @G. Poulin, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @JimDandy

  77. @iDeplorable
    @Desiderius

    We already have that Meh 910 dude to do nothing but post Twitter links. Get an original shtick.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    No

    Maybe a good time to think about something other than how to persecute and terrorize your own voters, Republican senators. Seems like you could use a few good friends just about now. You won’t find them on K Street.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @Desiderius

    The obnoxious responses to Hawley from leftists - name-calling, making vague threats - are politicians obligated to put up with that? I don't use twitter, but can they be blocked, comments removed, etc?

    , @J.Ross
    @Desiderius

    Agree and thanks.
    YOU BROUGHT THIS ON YOURSELF JOSH.
    How often, Josh, have "wide supremists" done this?

  78. @iDeplorable
    @Abolish_public_education


    Public education alums are 90% of young males, but probably 99.8% of gunslinging killers.
     
    You've become a one-note piano. Try to think of something else for your next few dozen comments.

    Replies: @Jack D

    The name checks out.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D

    This commenter is the last one who should be talking about one-note pianos. Like a rapper complaining about a lack of melody in pop music.


    Note it's never the content of others' comments s/he addresses. Did Ron hire him/her to keep us within bounds?

  79. @Jonathan Mason
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I don't have any difficulty understanding what Biden was saying. He was saying that there was no need for military style weapons to be in the hands of private individuals.

    The Second Amendment is not absolute. The Second Amendment does not say: "Due to the fact that organized or municipal law enforcement is ineffective in the United States, there shall be no restrictions whatsoever on the possession of any kinds of firearms by private individuals so that they can defend themselves against criminals, muggers, home invaders, and, most important of all, slave rebellions, or in the case of slavery ever being abolished at some point in the future, then protection from the rascally descendants of slaves."

    Anyway murders seem to be up. Perhaps one of the Republican politicians could respond with the Republican plan to do reduce the number of murders, then we can see if there is any common ground.

    Since generally murder is supposed to be a state crime and not a federal crime, it would be nice to have law enforcement agencies in each state putting forward its own individual plan to reduce murders. Some states might want to restrict the availability of some kinds of weapons, and other states might think that having every citizen armed to the teeth will be the most effective deterrent to murder.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @John Johnson, @anon, @International Jew, @William Badwhite

    I don’t have any difficulty understanding what Biden was saying. He was saying that there was no need for military style weapons to be in the hands of private individuals.

    “military style”…

    There are few issues in which one side is so determined to remain as willfully ignorant of the subject as with “gun control”.

    Mason, just come out and say “guns are icky”.

  80. @Joe Stalin
    @Reg Cæsar

    Interestingly, the first time I encountered the term "Paltik" was as part of the term "Paltik Boy" as used to describe a homemade .22LR machine gun produced in the Philippines.

    Interesting paper that should give people ideas on what foreigners can do to tell their governments about their "Gun Control."


    BEYOND STATE CONTROL
    Improvised and Craft-produced Small Arms
    and Light Weapons

    http://www.google.com/url?esrc=s&q=&rct=j&sa=U&url=http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/fileadmin/docs/U-Reports/SAS-improvised-craft-weapons-report.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiXvv7RnrPxAhWCHc0KHYExBVE4ChAWMAJ6BAgCEAE&usg=AOvVaw0pLeT4_iP6EcDPf9EIuUzw
     

    Replies: @Jack D, @Reg Cæsar

    If primitive gunsmiths squatting in the dirt in the Philippines and Pakistan can make their own guns out of scrap metal using a few hand tools and maybe a drill press, then Americans damn sure can. Except we’ll do it with 3D printers and such. We already do. If they try to register and then confiscate every single existing gun, people will just make new ones.

    Biden damn well knows that we are never putting the gun genie back in the bottle no matter how many white gun dealers he arrests. He is just pandering to his base. Biden is the Panderer in Chief.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Charon
    @Jack D

    'Pandering to their base' is what politicians do. Except for Republican politicians. They insult their base.

    , @nebulafox
    @Jack D

    I think the unstated assumption American elites have is that the military will be ordered to go all out against domestic "insurgencies" or "insurrectionists" in a way that they'd never tolerate against foreigners. We can debate how valid that assumption really is, but that explains their dismissal of the notion that peasants with guns stand a chance despite Vietnam or Afghanistan.

    Violent political extremists exist in the USA, of course, including white supremacists. But they-and this includes Antifa and black nationalists, too, they are pikers today compared to the likes of the Weathermen back in the 70s-do not remotely approximate anything near the level of threat needed to justify domestic COIN measures. Not even close. Really, anybody who talks about bringing home the kind of hell we unleashed in Iraq to the United States with the kind of visible relish that some MSM goons and neocon hangovers have over the past six months is someone who should be dismissed as evil. As genuinely evil. And stupid. If you can't bring down Chicago or Philly's crime rates, good luck operating a successful counterinsurgency.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @Desiderius

  81. @Mr. Deplorable
    Keep in mind that the Viet Cong and Taliban had no F-15s or nukes.

    Replies: @Charon

    Indeed. Instead they had a complement of patriots who wanted to defend their country from interlopers and nation-wreckers. “Where would we find such men?”

  82. @Joe Stalin
    @International Jew


    And technology has improved; there were no AR-15s in the 1790s, there wasn’t anything that could get off more than a couple shots per minute!
     
    US civilian machine gun technology as adopted by the US Navy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCuVMx5h1x0

    Modern version:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEu9LLQpOF8

    Replies: @Charon

    For whatever reason, I can’t watch videos here, but is that 1-million-rounds-per-minute thing remotely real? It strikes me as a tad wasteful.

    Yeah, I looked it up. Designed for helicopters? How much do a couple hundred million rounds weigh, anyway?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Charon


    How much do a couple hundred million rounds weigh, anyway?
     
    I don't know the caliber, but, for example, 150 grain .308, then that'd be about 10 tons!

    It's just the rate, Charon. I'd guess the barrels would be melted if a million rounds came out of them in a second.

    Sorry, you can't watch the videos, but it said 180 rounds fired out of the 36 barrels, so the firing must have been over in 0.18 milliseconds. Each barrel had 5 rounds go through it in that time. Do I understand right, Joe?

    .

    Oh and wholeheartedly on your quip in your comment above.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Achmed E. Newman

  83. @Old Prude
    @Charon

    Seeing a black guy raking leaves in his yard is.really startling. Talk about shattering stereotypes

    Replies: @Rob McX

    Almost as strange as seeing him take out somebody who dissed him with one shot, without hitting half a dozen bystanders.

  84. @Jack D
    @Joe Stalin

    If primitive gunsmiths squatting in the dirt in the Philippines and Pakistan can make their own guns out of scrap metal using a few hand tools and maybe a drill press, then Americans damn sure can. Except we'll do it with 3D printers and such. We already do. If they try to register and then confiscate every single existing gun, people will just make new ones.

    Biden damn well knows that we are never putting the gun genie back in the bottle no matter how many white gun dealers he arrests. He is just pandering to his base. Biden is the Panderer in Chief.

    Replies: @Charon, @nebulafox

    ‘Pandering to their base’ is what politicians do. Except for Republican politicians. They insult their base.

    • Agree: Rob McX, Polistra
  85. @Art Deco
    @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    Much of New York’s success in bringing down crime (pre-De Blasio) was through its tough gun laws.

    New York has quite ordinary gun law and they were not after 1989 altered.

    Replies: @Alden, @slumber_j, @anon, @Reg Cæsar

    New York has quite ordinary gun law and they were not after 1989 altered.

    No: New York City’s gun laws are very, very far from ordinary in the US. I say this as a former holder of an NYC Rifle and Shotgun Permit, the very existence of which is unthinkable almost anywhere else in the country: the approval process starts with an FBI background check and only gets more complicated from there…and it’s nothing compared to getting a pistol permit.

    This is to own guns, mind you, not to carry them; a carry permit is virtually unobtainable unless you’re a diamond dealer or similarly vulnerable to armed robbery by dint of your profession. Or if you’re politically connected, of course.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @slumber_j

    And do these laws have any effect on the murder rate in New York City relative to other comparable cities in the US with different laws?

    It seems sensible that cities should have different laws about guns from the hinterland. If the problem of the elevated murder rate is related to densely populated cities, then obviously taking guns away from rural Whites will not to make any difference, but making it harder for people to impulsively obtain guns in the larger cities might do.

    Back decades ago in England, and maybe it is still the same, casino gambling was legal, however you had to register take out a (free) membership card 24 hours before you gambled, so this stopped people from just entering a casino on the spur of the moment.

    Also advertising of casinos was banned, and it was illegal to serve alcoholic drinks in casinos. The games were somewhat regulated so that the percentages were not tilted too far in favor of the casinos.

    These things did not stop people from gambling in casinos if they really wanted to, but it deterred them from just gambling impulsively on pay day, or when drunk.

    I would say that the overall effect was to reduce the incidence of illegal casino gambling without dramatically increasing the overall incidence of casino gambling.

    I don't see why parallel measures for firearms in cities might not discourage impulsive firearm purchases. And similarly people could be discouraged from buying large amounts of ammunition by only selling it in small quantities, as is the case with certain non-prescription medications that are deemed to be dangerous when abused.

    One type of murder that is often reported is that two people, usually two young men, have a verbal argument, and then one goes away and gets a gun and comes back and shoots and kills the other.

    So anything that makes it a little bit harder to lay your hand on a gun with ammunition could reduce these impulsive anger-fueled murder rates.

    Replies: @slumber_j

  86. @Desiderius
    @iDeplorable

    No

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1408478471077179397?s=20

    Maybe a good time to think about something other than how to persecute and terrorize your own voters, Republican senators. Seems like you could use a few good friends just about now. You won’t find them on K Street.

    Replies: @William Badwhite, @J.Ross

    The obnoxious responses to Hawley from leftists – name-calling, making vague threats – are politicians obligated to put up with that? I don’t use twitter, but can they be blocked, comments removed, etc?

  87. @Alden
    @JohnnyWalker123

    It wasn’t sex black mail against Senator Geary. It was homicide blackmail. The Corleones gave him something to knock him out and murdered the girl.

    Replies: @MarkinPNW, @J.Ross

    Hmmm, wonder if that’s what really happened to Senator Kennedy when he threatened to run for President? (Knocking off a third Kennedy would have been too obvious, but blackmail over Mary Jo got him under control…)

  88. @Art Deco
    @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    Much of New York’s success in bringing down crime (pre-De Blasio) was through its tough gun laws.

    New York has quite ordinary gun law and they were not after 1989 altered.

    Replies: @Alden, @slumber_j, @anon, @Reg Cæsar

    New York has quite ordinary gun law

    Compared to what?

  89. @slumber_j
    @Art Deco


    New York has quite ordinary gun law and they were not after 1989 altered.
     
    No: New York City's gun laws are very, very far from ordinary in the US. I say this as a former holder of an NYC Rifle and Shotgun Permit, the very existence of which is unthinkable almost anywhere else in the country: the approval process starts with an FBI background check and only gets more complicated from there...and it's nothing compared to getting a pistol permit.

    This is to own guns, mind you, not to carry them; a carry permit is virtually unobtainable unless you're a diamond dealer or similarly vulnerable to armed robbery by dint of your profession. Or if you're politically connected, of course.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    And do these laws have any effect on the murder rate in New York City relative to other comparable cities in the US with different laws?

    It seems sensible that cities should have different laws about guns from the hinterland. If the problem of the elevated murder rate is related to densely populated cities, then obviously taking guns away from rural Whites will not to make any difference, but making it harder for people to impulsively obtain guns in the larger cities might do.

    Back decades ago in England, and maybe it is still the same, casino gambling was legal, however you had to register take out a (free) membership card 24 hours before you gambled, so this stopped people from just entering a casino on the spur of the moment.

    Also advertising of casinos was banned, and it was illegal to serve alcoholic drinks in casinos. The games were somewhat regulated so that the percentages were not tilted too far in favor of the casinos.

    These things did not stop people from gambling in casinos if they really wanted to, but it deterred them from just gambling impulsively on pay day, or when drunk.

    I would say that the overall effect was to reduce the incidence of illegal casino gambling without dramatically increasing the overall incidence of casino gambling.

    I don’t see why parallel measures for firearms in cities might not discourage impulsive firearm purchases. And similarly people could be discouraged from buying large amounts of ammunition by only selling it in small quantities, as is the case with certain non-prescription medications that are deemed to be dangerous when abused.

    One type of murder that is often reported is that two people, usually two young men, have a verbal argument, and then one goes away and gets a gun and comes back and shoots and kills the other.

    So anything that makes it a little bit harder to lay your hand on a gun with ammunition could reduce these impulsive anger-fueled murder rates.

    • Replies: @slumber_j
    @Jonathan Mason

    The short answer: just about all the people who shoot other people in New York City do it with guns they are not legally permitted to own.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

  90. @Jonathan Mason
    @slumber_j

    And do these laws have any effect on the murder rate in New York City relative to other comparable cities in the US with different laws?

    It seems sensible that cities should have different laws about guns from the hinterland. If the problem of the elevated murder rate is related to densely populated cities, then obviously taking guns away from rural Whites will not to make any difference, but making it harder for people to impulsively obtain guns in the larger cities might do.

    Back decades ago in England, and maybe it is still the same, casino gambling was legal, however you had to register take out a (free) membership card 24 hours before you gambled, so this stopped people from just entering a casino on the spur of the moment.

    Also advertising of casinos was banned, and it was illegal to serve alcoholic drinks in casinos. The games were somewhat regulated so that the percentages were not tilted too far in favor of the casinos.

    These things did not stop people from gambling in casinos if they really wanted to, but it deterred them from just gambling impulsively on pay day, or when drunk.

    I would say that the overall effect was to reduce the incidence of illegal casino gambling without dramatically increasing the overall incidence of casino gambling.

    I don't see why parallel measures for firearms in cities might not discourage impulsive firearm purchases. And similarly people could be discouraged from buying large amounts of ammunition by only selling it in small quantities, as is the case with certain non-prescription medications that are deemed to be dangerous when abused.

    One type of murder that is often reported is that two people, usually two young men, have a verbal argument, and then one goes away and gets a gun and comes back and shoots and kills the other.

    So anything that makes it a little bit harder to lay your hand on a gun with ammunition could reduce these impulsive anger-fueled murder rates.

    Replies: @slumber_j

    The short answer: just about all the people who shoot other people in New York City do it with guns they are not legally permitted to own.

    • Agree: Polistra
    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @slumber_j

    But are there more shootings in New York City than in other cities that have easier access to handgun possession?

    Are there more or less accidental gun deaths in New York then in other large cities?

    Do the New York gun laws have any effect at all on crime in that city, including armed robberies where guns are used to threaten people but not fired?

    It is also true in countries like Britain that have very tough gun control laws that when people are shot in crimes, then the guns are usually illegally possessed, but what might be important is that it is not very easy to obtain a gun and ammunition on the spur of the moment, even if you have criminal contacts, which could prevent a number of murders.

  91. And we discussed a comprehensive strategy that I’m releasing today to combat the epidemic of gun violence and other violent crime that we’ve been seeing in our country for far too long, that has spiked since George Floyd died of a drug overdose while resisting arrest over a year ago.

    I fixed if for you, Joe.

  92. Guns are illegal in Mexico.

    How’s that working out for them?

    • Thanks: Polistra
  93. @Jack D
    @iDeplorable

    The name checks out.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    This commenter is the last one who should be talking about one-note pianos. Like a rapper complaining about a lack of melody in pop music.

    Note it’s never the content of others’ comments s/he addresses. Did Ron hire him/her to keep us within bounds?

  94. @Art Deco
    @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    Much of New York’s success in bringing down crime (pre-De Blasio) was through its tough gun laws.

    New York has quite ordinary gun law and they were not after 1989 altered.

    Replies: @Alden, @slumber_j, @anon, @Reg Cæsar

    New York has quite ordinary gun law and they were not after 1989 altered.

    City or state? Sheriffs have discretion, among other things. There are 62 counties in the state. Kings and Queens are vastly different from Yates and Schuyler. There are apartment buildings in the world with more residents than Hamilton County, though not in NYC.

  95. @Jack D
    @Joe Stalin

    If primitive gunsmiths squatting in the dirt in the Philippines and Pakistan can make their own guns out of scrap metal using a few hand tools and maybe a drill press, then Americans damn sure can. Except we'll do it with 3D printers and such. We already do. If they try to register and then confiscate every single existing gun, people will just make new ones.

    Biden damn well knows that we are never putting the gun genie back in the bottle no matter how many white gun dealers he arrests. He is just pandering to his base. Biden is the Panderer in Chief.

    Replies: @Charon, @nebulafox

    I think the unstated assumption American elites have is that the military will be ordered to go all out against domestic “insurgencies” or “insurrectionists” in a way that they’d never tolerate against foreigners. We can debate how valid that assumption really is, but that explains their dismissal of the notion that peasants with guns stand a chance despite Vietnam or Afghanistan.

    Violent political extremists exist in the USA, of course, including white supremacists. But they-and this includes Antifa and black nationalists, too, they are pikers today compared to the likes of the Weathermen back in the 70s-do not remotely approximate anything near the level of threat needed to justify domestic COIN measures. Not even close. Really, anybody who talks about bringing home the kind of hell we unleashed in Iraq to the United States with the kind of visible relish that some MSM goons and neocon hangovers have over the past six months is someone who should be dismissed as evil. As genuinely evil. And stupid. If you can’t bring down Chicago or Philly’s crime rates, good luck operating a successful counterinsurgency.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @nebulafox


    Really, anybody who talks about bringing home the kind of hell we unleashed in Iraq to the United States
     
    That wasn't hell. This was hell:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Mazar-i-Sharif_(1997%E2%80%9398)#Recapture_and_massacre_(August_1998)

    Not very high tech, but way more effective than 20 years of American occupation. Shock and awe isn't accomplished by fireworks displays - it's done by stacking up bodies. 10% of Germany's population lay dead at the end of WWII. If 4m Taliban and civilian Taliban supporters had been killed in the 20-year Afghan campaign, the country would probably be safer than the safest American suburb.

    No one likes to talk about it, but the only way to pacify revolts quickly and cheaply is the exemplary massacre. It's how ISIS and the Taliban operate, and is unchanged from these ancient examples from over 2,000 years ago:

    https://www.livius.org/sources/content/diodorus/alexander-sacks-persepolis/
    https://www.livius.org/sources/content/diodorus/the-sack-of-thebes/

    Interspersed in there is the dispensation of loot from the deceased to the victorious army's combatants, and well as to the newly-subjected population.

    Never rule out the allure of loot. Oceans of ink have been spilled on the seductiveness of Communist ideology. I'm skeptical. More likely, the sharing of loot, combined with the large-scale ruthless preemptive liquidation of potential adversaries, was what caused at least a period of popular quiescence after Communist victories. It probably helped new Communist regimes that many of the beneficiaries of Communist rule had participated directly in the murder of elements of the ancien regime, or at least benefited from stolen property. Bottom line? Communism is old wine in new bottles. Dynastic change accompanied by the sharing of loot, dressed up as a sea change in human behavior.

    Replies: @nebulafox

    , @Desiderius
    @nebulafox

    They may not need to be ordered:

    https://americanmind.substack.com/p/mil-fragility

    You look at the resentment and hate for regular Americans built up by expats like Kerr, Obama, and Strzok and who knows what some portion of those vets with several tours could do. As for the orders one need only look at the relish of the "Reagan and Trump appointed" judges and prosecutors going after the 1/6 grandmas to see that shit could get ugly. The utter dominance of that crew in the DC area is not healthy. The general miasma there has cowed Congress and the Supreme Court and even turned previously steadfast Rs against their own constituents.

  96. @Almost Missouri
    @anonymous


    "If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons."
     
    Maybe that can be arranged. After all, nukes are what, what, 1930s, 1940s era technology?

    Also, I note that the Taliban, Somali warlords, Mahdi Army, Iran and Vietnamese all managed to defeat the US government without any F-15s or nukes. And those were cases where Americans—at least fighting Americans—were broadly on the same side as the government. The current US government is hated and despised by everyone who isn't directly on the payroll or a soyboy, and even by some of those.

    Replies: @nebulafox

    I already explained what I think the real difference is above, but I should note that one of the big differences between the supposed impending “insurgencies” in the US and some of the people we’ve fought unsuccessfully abroad is that the latter have a degree of organization and coherence that the former never had. To say nothing of the substantial backing (no, Russian facebook memes do not count) from actual outside nation-states that, say, the Vietnamese Communists or Shi’ite militias in Iraq had. There are naturally a lot of reasons for this, but in the case of generic American right-wing extremists in particular, it’s partly ideological. A movement that invokes the spirit of “Don’t Tread On Me” is going to have a helluva time launching coordinated operations on a national scale.

    Anyway, the biggest threat to America’s future comes from its own bipartisan post-Cold War political class, their donors, and their flunkies, whether in the bureaucracy, the media, or the military and intelligence communities. They’ll do anything-anything-to obscure that fact. Their worst nightmare is that Americans of all races, geographic backgrounds, and ideological predispositions do. They might put aside their differences and turn their attention toward them.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @rebel yell
    @nebulafox


    Their worst nightmare is that Americans of all races, geographic backgrounds, and ideological predispositions do. They might put aside their differences and turn their attention toward them.
     
    I live 4 miles from the neighborhood formerly known as Chaz, and like 99% of the people in Seattle my neighborhood was unaffected by the riots. I watched it all on TV just like the people in Kansas. When I walked out of my house and around my neighborhood I might as well have been in Kansas. I'm sure the same is true for the people in Portland and their riots.
    Normal people want normal life. They won't change their politics unless they have to - when their refrigerators, TVs, and cell phones don't work anymore, when groups of blacks show up on their street committing crimes and there are no police to be found, when they can't just sell the house and leave.
    As you point out our elites are busy wrecking the country and hastening the day when the refrigerators won't work anymore.
    The coalitions that will form will not be the explicitly racial or ideological ones that many on the right want. Loosely it will be people who want Pottersville vs people who want Bedford Falls.
    People who want Pottersville: the rich, ghetto blacks, the educated elite, whites with cluster B personality.
    People who want Bedford Falls: sane whites, asians, mexicans, and pretty much everyone else.
    The people who want Bedford Falls will be united by two strong bonds: they like the American dream (house in the suburbs with family car) and they don't like ghetto blacks.
  97. @nebulafox
    @Jack D

    I think the unstated assumption American elites have is that the military will be ordered to go all out against domestic "insurgencies" or "insurrectionists" in a way that they'd never tolerate against foreigners. We can debate how valid that assumption really is, but that explains their dismissal of the notion that peasants with guns stand a chance despite Vietnam or Afghanistan.

    Violent political extremists exist in the USA, of course, including white supremacists. But they-and this includes Antifa and black nationalists, too, they are pikers today compared to the likes of the Weathermen back in the 70s-do not remotely approximate anything near the level of threat needed to justify domestic COIN measures. Not even close. Really, anybody who talks about bringing home the kind of hell we unleashed in Iraq to the United States with the kind of visible relish that some MSM goons and neocon hangovers have over the past six months is someone who should be dismissed as evil. As genuinely evil. And stupid. If you can't bring down Chicago or Philly's crime rates, good luck operating a successful counterinsurgency.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @Desiderius

    Really, anybody who talks about bringing home the kind of hell we unleashed in Iraq to the United States

    That wasn’t hell. This was hell:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Mazar-i-Sharif_(1997%E2%80%9398)#Recapture_and_massacre_(August_1998)

    Not very high tech, but way more effective than 20 years of American occupation. Shock and awe isn’t accomplished by fireworks displays – it’s done by stacking up bodies. 10% of Germany’s population lay dead at the end of WWII. If 4m Taliban and civilian Taliban supporters had been killed in the 20-year Afghan campaign, the country would probably be safer than the safest American suburb.

    No one likes to talk about it, but the only way to pacify revolts quickly and cheaply is the exemplary massacre. It’s how ISIS and the Taliban operate, and is unchanged from these ancient examples from over 2,000 years ago:

    https://www.livius.org/sources/content/diodorus/alexander-sacks-persepolis/
    https://www.livius.org/sources/content/diodorus/the-sack-of-thebes/

    Interspersed in there is the dispensation of loot from the deceased to the victorious army’s combatants, and well as to the newly-subjected population.

    Never rule out the allure of loot. Oceans of ink have been spilled on the seductiveness of Communist ideology. I’m skeptical. More likely, the sharing of loot, combined with the large-scale ruthless preemptive liquidation of potential adversaries, was what caused at least a period of popular quiescence after Communist victories. It probably helped new Communist regimes that many of the beneficiaries of Communist rule had participated directly in the murder of elements of the ancien regime, or at least benefited from stolen property. Bottom line? Communism is old wine in new bottles. Dynastic change accompanied by the sharing of loot, dressed up as a sea change in human behavior.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    @Johann Ricke

    >That wasn’t hell. This was hell:

    That's like saying the 2nd Circle of hell isn't part of the Inferno just because it's much nicer than the 6th.

    >No one likes to talk about it, but the only way to pacify revolts quickly and cheaply is the exemplary massacre.

    The last time European powers successfully squashed Muslim insurgencies were the USSR in 1920s Central Asia and Fascist Italy in 1930s Libya. They didn't care about human rights at home, so they sure as hell weren't going to care about when dealing with uppity colonials, whether de jure or de facto despite Communist platitudes. They embarked on systematic campaigns of insurgency suppression that included, among other things, the usage of concentration camps, poison gas, strategic bombing, and on an unofficial level, war rape as a weapon of choice. France's failed campaign in 1950s Algeria or China's actions in Xinjiang come off as child's play in comparison.

    The terror was successful. *Well-run*, precise campaigns of terror which don't rely solely on terror alone and promise stability rather than wanton chaotic destruction generally are, however un-PC it is to say so. The Russians in particular were so successful that Central Asia remains astonishingly secularized in ways that'll shock anybody familiar with other Muslim countries, and would go on to become a well-integrated part of the USSR in a way that would have shocked any observer in the 1860s.

    (Not-well run, imprecise ones, by contrast, can not only fail to solve your problems but make them worse. Just ask the Germans in Belarus during WWII, or consult America's problems in the Philippines around the turn of the century. Fear works, but only if it is predictable, and coupled with a context where you can portray yourself as the upholders of potential peace and order. If people feel they'll get whacked no matter what they try, they will take up arms against you.)

    There is also absolutely zero chance of any major power doing something on that magnitude today. The world has changed, for better or for worse. And however hard it can be to prosecute an effective war in the CNN age, let alone the YouTube age, it's definitely "for the better" in this case. At least I hope it remains this way.

  98. @Pericles
    @James Speaks

    "Salute the marines!"

    Demented Diane Feinstein could still put up a pretty good sound bite act, but a while ago even the New York media had to fold. They even implied there were plenty more cases doddering around at the top levels, but for some reason nobody followed up on that. Perhaps the correct replacement candidates were not yet available.

    Replies: @James Speaks

    The rotting carcass that is Speaker of the House Pelosi inexplicably manages to select the most insulting (to America) thing she can do, then she does it, all the while reeking poisonous vapors that would shame Tolkein’s Dead Marsh.

  99. I’ve seen what this has done to the churches. Don’t let them do it to the full military. We’ve only got one of those. There is no flight from that.

  100. @nebulafox
    @Jack D

    I think the unstated assumption American elites have is that the military will be ordered to go all out against domestic "insurgencies" or "insurrectionists" in a way that they'd never tolerate against foreigners. We can debate how valid that assumption really is, but that explains their dismissal of the notion that peasants with guns stand a chance despite Vietnam or Afghanistan.

    Violent political extremists exist in the USA, of course, including white supremacists. But they-and this includes Antifa and black nationalists, too, they are pikers today compared to the likes of the Weathermen back in the 70s-do not remotely approximate anything near the level of threat needed to justify domestic COIN measures. Not even close. Really, anybody who talks about bringing home the kind of hell we unleashed in Iraq to the United States with the kind of visible relish that some MSM goons and neocon hangovers have over the past six months is someone who should be dismissed as evil. As genuinely evil. And stupid. If you can't bring down Chicago or Philly's crime rates, good luck operating a successful counterinsurgency.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @Desiderius

    They may not need to be ordered:

    https://americanmind.substack.com/p/mil-fragility

    You look at the resentment and hate for regular Americans built up by expats like Kerr, Obama, and Strzok and who knows what some portion of those vets with several tours could do. As for the orders one need only look at the relish of the “Reagan and Trump appointed” judges and prosecutors going after the 1/6 grandmas to see that shit could get ugly. The utter dominance of that crew in the DC area is not healthy. The general miasma there has cowed Congress and the Supreme Court and even turned previously steadfast Rs against their own constituents.

  101. We CAN do this. Shafer was onto the shenanigans from day one:

  102. It’s not a National Security State, it’s a Global Security State trapped in a National Body. Once the orchiectomy is complete the transition can proceed as planned. Should probably see what we can do to prevent that.

    https://www.revolver.news/2021/06/bishop-garrison-dangerous-sidekick-kris-goldsmith-exposed/

  103. @J.Ross
    @Mark in BC

    This is the same guy importing as many Afghans as he can. Afghans defeated us without either.

    Replies: @Sick 'n Tired

    They managed to hold out and wear down the Russians as well. Geographically with it’s steep mountains, narrow valleys, and extensive cave systems, it’s hard for invading armies to lead overwhelming full scale assaults there.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Sick 'n Tired

    I was thinking more that they aren't a particularly populous minority here and in Europe and yet they have distinguished themselves in both places as terrorists and rapists.

  104. @Anon
    Sorry, but I’m more concerned about tree equity. According to this Minneapolis news report, policies in the early 20th century laid the groundwork for this tree inequity in the neighborhoods of people of color.

    Researchers find 'tree inequity' for communities of color | FOX 9 KMSP

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHIjsZBkljM

    Replies: @Charon, @El Dato, @Buffalo Joe, @Rob McX, @Spect3r

    ThreeSixNine, My daughter lives in a newly developed part of Bucks County, Pa. The site was formerly part of a large farm. There are no mature trees. The new high end housing development here in my town is a former par three golf course. No mature trees. These people make shit up.

  105. @Anon
    Sorry, but I’m more concerned about tree equity. According to this Minneapolis news report, policies in the early 20th century laid the groundwork for this tree inequity in the neighborhoods of people of color.

    Researchers find 'tree inequity' for communities of color | FOX 9 KMSP

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHIjsZBkljM

    Replies: @Charon, @El Dato, @Buffalo Joe, @Rob McX, @Spect3r

    That’s just as well. Hate hoaxers would only have more places to hang nooses.

  106. @nebulafox
    @Almost Missouri

    I already explained what I think the real difference is above, but I should note that one of the big differences between the supposed impending "insurgencies" in the US and some of the people we've fought unsuccessfully abroad is that the latter have a degree of organization and coherence that the former never had. To say nothing of the substantial backing (no, Russian facebook memes do not count) from actual outside nation-states that, say, the Vietnamese Communists or Shi'ite militias in Iraq had. There are naturally a lot of reasons for this, but in the case of generic American right-wing extremists in particular, it's partly ideological. A movement that invokes the spirit of "Don't Tread On Me" is going to have a helluva time launching coordinated operations on a national scale.

    Anyway, the biggest threat to America's future comes from its own bipartisan post-Cold War political class, their donors, and their flunkies, whether in the bureaucracy, the media, or the military and intelligence communities. They'll do anything-anything-to obscure that fact. Their worst nightmare is that Americans of all races, geographic backgrounds, and ideological predispositions do. They might put aside their differences and turn their attention toward them.

    Replies: @rebel yell

    Their worst nightmare is that Americans of all races, geographic backgrounds, and ideological predispositions do. They might put aside their differences and turn their attention toward them.

    I live 4 miles from the neighborhood formerly known as Chaz, and like 99% of the people in Seattle my neighborhood was unaffected by the riots. I watched it all on TV just like the people in Kansas. When I walked out of my house and around my neighborhood I might as well have been in Kansas. I’m sure the same is true for the people in Portland and their riots.
    Normal people want normal life. They won’t change their politics unless they have to – when their refrigerators, TVs, and cell phones don’t work anymore, when groups of blacks show up on their street committing crimes and there are no police to be found, when they can’t just sell the house and leave.
    As you point out our elites are busy wrecking the country and hastening the day when the refrigerators won’t work anymore.
    The coalitions that will form will not be the explicitly racial or ideological ones that many on the right want. Loosely it will be people who want Pottersville vs people who want Bedford Falls.
    People who want Pottersville: the rich, ghetto blacks, the educated elite, whites with cluster B personality.
    People who want Bedford Falls: sane whites, asians, mexicans, and pretty much everyone else.
    The people who want Bedford Falls will be united by two strong bonds: they like the American dream (house in the suburbs with family car) and they don’t like ghetto blacks.

  107. @Sick 'n Tired
    @J.Ross

    They managed to hold out and wear down the Russians as well. Geographically with it's steep mountains, narrow valleys, and extensive cave systems, it's hard for invading armies to lead overwhelming full scale assaults there.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    I was thinking more that they aren’t a particularly populous minority here and in Europe and yet they have distinguished themselves in both places as terrorists and rapists.

  108. @Alden
    @JohnnyWalker123

    It wasn’t sex black mail against Senator Geary. It was homicide blackmail. The Corleones gave him something to knock him out and murdered the girl.

    Replies: @MarkinPNW, @J.Ross

    I always interpreted it this way. The Godfather, as with our now dominant art style or, eg, The Counselor, is extremely simplistic and so dumb the intellectuals think it’s deep, but the pacing fools everyone. Oh it’s slow so it must be magnificent. Frido is a freak loser and in every scene the whole point is whatever the lowest estimation can be (“I’m not dumb! I’m smart!”).

  109. @Desiderius
    @iDeplorable

    No

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1408478471077179397?s=20

    Maybe a good time to think about something other than how to persecute and terrorize your own voters, Republican senators. Seems like you could use a few good friends just about now. You won’t find them on K Street.

    Replies: @William Badwhite, @J.Ross

    Agree and thanks.
    YOU BROUGHT THIS ON YOURSELF JOSH.
    How often, Josh, have “wide supremists” done this?

  110. @Johann Ricke
    @nebulafox


    Really, anybody who talks about bringing home the kind of hell we unleashed in Iraq to the United States
     
    That wasn't hell. This was hell:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Mazar-i-Sharif_(1997%E2%80%9398)#Recapture_and_massacre_(August_1998)

    Not very high tech, but way more effective than 20 years of American occupation. Shock and awe isn't accomplished by fireworks displays - it's done by stacking up bodies. 10% of Germany's population lay dead at the end of WWII. If 4m Taliban and civilian Taliban supporters had been killed in the 20-year Afghan campaign, the country would probably be safer than the safest American suburb.

    No one likes to talk about it, but the only way to pacify revolts quickly and cheaply is the exemplary massacre. It's how ISIS and the Taliban operate, and is unchanged from these ancient examples from over 2,000 years ago:

    https://www.livius.org/sources/content/diodorus/alexander-sacks-persepolis/
    https://www.livius.org/sources/content/diodorus/the-sack-of-thebes/

    Interspersed in there is the dispensation of loot from the deceased to the victorious army's combatants, and well as to the newly-subjected population.

    Never rule out the allure of loot. Oceans of ink have been spilled on the seductiveness of Communist ideology. I'm skeptical. More likely, the sharing of loot, combined with the large-scale ruthless preemptive liquidation of potential adversaries, was what caused at least a period of popular quiescence after Communist victories. It probably helped new Communist regimes that many of the beneficiaries of Communist rule had participated directly in the murder of elements of the ancien regime, or at least benefited from stolen property. Bottom line? Communism is old wine in new bottles. Dynastic change accompanied by the sharing of loot, dressed up as a sea change in human behavior.

    Replies: @nebulafox

    >That wasn’t hell. This was hell:

    That’s like saying the 2nd Circle of hell isn’t part of the Inferno just because it’s much nicer than the 6th.

    >No one likes to talk about it, but the only way to pacify revolts quickly and cheaply is the exemplary massacre.

    The last time European powers successfully squashed Muslim insurgencies were the USSR in 1920s Central Asia and Fascist Italy in 1930s Libya. They didn’t care about human rights at home, so they sure as hell weren’t going to care about when dealing with uppity colonials, whether de jure or de facto despite Communist platitudes. They embarked on systematic campaigns of insurgency suppression that included, among other things, the usage of concentration camps, poison gas, strategic bombing, and on an unofficial level, war rape as a weapon of choice. France’s failed campaign in 1950s Algeria or China’s actions in Xinjiang come off as child’s play in comparison.

    The terror was successful. *Well-run*, precise campaigns of terror which don’t rely solely on terror alone and promise stability rather than wanton chaotic destruction generally are, however un-PC it is to say so. The Russians in particular were so successful that Central Asia remains astonishingly secularized in ways that’ll shock anybody familiar with other Muslim countries, and would go on to become a well-integrated part of the USSR in a way that would have shocked any observer in the 1860s.

    (Not-well run, imprecise ones, by contrast, can not only fail to solve your problems but make them worse. Just ask the Germans in Belarus during WWII, or consult America’s problems in the Philippines around the turn of the century. Fear works, but only if it is predictable, and coupled with a context where you can portray yourself as the upholders of potential peace and order. If people feel they’ll get whacked no matter what they try, they will take up arms against you.)

    There is also absolutely zero chance of any major power doing something on that magnitude today. The world has changed, for better or for worse. And however hard it can be to prosecute an effective war in the CNN age, let alone the YouTube age, it’s definitely “for the better” in this case. At least I hope it remains this way.

  111. @Charon
    @Joe Stalin

    For whatever reason, I can't watch videos here, but is that 1-million-rounds-per-minute thing remotely real? It strikes me as a tad wasteful.

    Yeah, I looked it up. Designed for helicopters? How much do a couple hundred million rounds weigh, anyway?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    How much do a couple hundred million rounds weigh, anyway?

    I don’t know the caliber, but, for example, 150 grain .308, then that’d be about 10 tons!

    It’s just the rate, Charon. I’d guess the barrels would be melted if a million rounds came out of them in a second.

    Sorry, you can’t watch the videos, but it said 180 rounds fired out of the 36 barrels, so the firing must have been over in 0.18 milliseconds. Each barrel had 5 rounds go through it in that time. Do I understand right, Joe?

    .

    Oh and wholeheartedly on your quip in your comment above.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Do I understand right, Joe?
     
    Yeah, just the rate of fire.

    A minigun with a belt of separate firing chambers also exists.[8]

    The Multi-shot Accessory Under-barrel Launcher (MAUL) is an electronically fired, 12-gauge shotgun for use as an accessory weapon to a range of weapons, such as the M4 or M16 rifle, or as a stand-alone 5 shot weapon, providing a range of lethal (buckshot and slug) and non-lethal (blunt impact, door breaching, and frangible) munitions, all preloaded in 5 round "stacked projectiles" munition tubes. Metal Storm reported[9] the first shoulder-firing of the MAUL during tests on 24 April 2009 at its test facilities in Chantilly, Virginia.

    Metal Storm has created a 36-barreled stacked projectile volley gun, boasting the highest rate of fire in the world. The prototype array demonstrated a firing rate of just over 1 million rounds per minute for a 180-round burst of 0.01 seconds (~27,777 rpm / barrel). Firing within 0.1 seconds from up to 1600 barrels (at maximum configuration) the gun claimed a maximum rate of fire of 1.62 million RPM and creating a dense wall (0.1 m between follow-up projectiles) of 24,000 projectiles.[10][11][12]

    The 3GL is a semi-automatic grenade launcher firing individually loaded grenades, with up to 3 rounds being able to be loaded and fired semi-automatically. It can be attached to weapons via RIS rails or to a stand-alone folding stock.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Storm
     
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Ahh, crap, that simple calculation of mine was based on rounds/second. Of course, it's 1,000,000 rounds/min. Dang it. If I had written it out on paper, I'd have put the units in and done it right!

    OK, then that'd be about 11 ms for the firing of 180 rounds.

    Thanks for your reply, Joe Stalin.

  112. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Charon


    How much do a couple hundred million rounds weigh, anyway?
     
    I don't know the caliber, but, for example, 150 grain .308, then that'd be about 10 tons!

    It's just the rate, Charon. I'd guess the barrels would be melted if a million rounds came out of them in a second.

    Sorry, you can't watch the videos, but it said 180 rounds fired out of the 36 barrels, so the firing must have been over in 0.18 milliseconds. Each barrel had 5 rounds go through it in that time. Do I understand right, Joe?

    .

    Oh and wholeheartedly on your quip in your comment above.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Achmed E. Newman

    Do I understand right, Joe?

    Yeah, just the rate of fire.

    A minigun with a belt of separate firing chambers also exists.[8]

    The Multi-shot Accessory Under-barrel Launcher (MAUL) is an electronically fired, 12-gauge shotgun for use as an accessory weapon to a range of weapons, such as the M4 or M16 rifle, or as a stand-alone 5 shot weapon, providing a range of lethal (buckshot and slug) and non-lethal (blunt impact, door breaching, and frangible) munitions, all preloaded in 5 round “stacked projectiles” munition tubes. Metal Storm reported[9] the first shoulder-firing of the MAUL during tests on 24 April 2009 at its test facilities in Chantilly, Virginia.

    Metal Storm has created a 36-barreled stacked projectile volley gun, boasting the highest rate of fire in the world. The prototype array demonstrated a firing rate of just over 1 million rounds per minute for a 180-round burst of 0.01 seconds (~27,777 rpm / barrel). Firing within 0.1 seconds from up to 1600 barrels (at maximum configuration) the gun claimed a maximum rate of fire of 1.62 million RPM and creating a dense wall (0.1 m between follow-up projectiles) of 24,000 projectiles.[10][11][12]

    The 3GL is a semi-automatic grenade launcher firing individually loaded grenades, with up to 3 rounds being able to be loaded and fired semi-automatically. It can be attached to weapons via RIS rails or to a stand-alone folding stock.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Storm

  113. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Charon


    How much do a couple hundred million rounds weigh, anyway?
     
    I don't know the caliber, but, for example, 150 grain .308, then that'd be about 10 tons!

    It's just the rate, Charon. I'd guess the barrels would be melted if a million rounds came out of them in a second.

    Sorry, you can't watch the videos, but it said 180 rounds fired out of the 36 barrels, so the firing must have been over in 0.18 milliseconds. Each barrel had 5 rounds go through it in that time. Do I understand right, Joe?

    .

    Oh and wholeheartedly on your quip in your comment above.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Achmed E. Newman

    Ahh, crap, that simple calculation of mine was based on rounds/second. Of course, it’s 1,000,000 rounds/min. Dang it. If I had written it out on paper, I’d have put the units in and done it right!

    OK, then that’d be about 11 ms for the firing of 180 rounds.

    Thanks for your reply, Joe Stalin.

  114. @SafeNow
    https://pisco.meaww.com/6e042c21-5532-4454-a01a-0d6fdce9a373.png

    So Biden tells me that what I need to know is that deer don’t wear kevlar vests, but then I decide to fact-check him, and, lo, it turns out that the Internet is filled with pictures of deer in Kevlar vests. I’m so confused.

    Replies: @Ray Huffman

    The whole deer/kevlar vest thing is especially retarded because virtually all cartridges used to hunt deer will pierce the highest level of body armor and there’s no way to construct them so that they won’t. It’s not like there’s some sort of super duper “armor piercing, cop killer” .308 Win and .223 Rem on the market that you don’t need to hunt deer and can just use the regular stuff. It all pierces armor, by default, simply because of the high velocities of the projectiles. Lower the velocities and it will no longer effectively pierce body armor, but it will also not be worth much as a deer hunting round (at least in the large parts of the country where you’ll be taking long range shots.)

    • Thanks: SafeNow
  115. @Joe Stalin
    @Reg Cæsar

    Interestingly, the first time I encountered the term "Paltik" was as part of the term "Paltik Boy" as used to describe a homemade .22LR machine gun produced in the Philippines.

    Interesting paper that should give people ideas on what foreigners can do to tell their governments about their "Gun Control."


    BEYOND STATE CONTROL
    Improvised and Craft-produced Small Arms
    and Light Weapons

    http://www.google.com/url?esrc=s&q=&rct=j&sa=U&url=http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/fileadmin/docs/U-Reports/SAS-improvised-craft-weapons-report.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiXvv7RnrPxAhWCHc0KHYExBVE4ChAWMAJ6BAgCEAE&usg=AOvVaw0pLeT4_iP6EcDPf9EIuUzw
     

    Replies: @Jack D, @Reg Cæsar

    the first time I encountered the term “Paltik” was as part of the term “Paltik Boy”

    Slang for “gay” in Danish is bøsse, or “rifle”. Anyone know why?

  116. @Anon
    Sorry, but I’m more concerned about tree equity. According to this Minneapolis news report, policies in the early 20th century laid the groundwork for this tree inequity in the neighborhoods of people of color.

    Researchers find 'tree inequity' for communities of color | FOX 9 KMSP

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHIjsZBkljM

    Replies: @Charon, @El Dato, @Buffalo Joe, @Rob McX, @Spect3r

    Thats it, im done.

  117. @Corn
    @Known Fact

    There seems to be a new subgenre of dystopia porn where Leftists get themselves hard thinking of the army wasting Southerners, Deplorables or Whites in general.

    The Founding Fathers didn’t just write the Second Amendment….. they also warned of the dangers of standing armies, which is almost forgotten nowadays.

    We should bring the troops home from abroad and scrap the army, create a Swiss style militia in its place. A man turns 19 or 20 he gets a year’s training in bushcraft, marksmanship, and a rifle plus can of ammo to take home. Keep the fat ones in physical training as long as it takes them to get down to a normal weight. That’ll help with the obesity rate.

    If the Dems try to use the army on us, they’ll be using the army on itself.

    Replies: @Spect3r

    To me, Switzerland is the country that has reached the perfect “Democracy”.
    They have a bunch of emigrants but barely any problems related to migration.
    Even the way their fully privatized health system works is great.

    The country is super clean, functional, with a lot of rules but at the same time with a lot of freedom.
    Is also my favorite European country to visit.

  118. @G. Poulin
    @Marquis

    Lincoln did the nineteenth-century equivalent, and the Americans didn't even "rise up". All they did was attempt to peacefully and democratically secede from an increasingly oppressive "union".

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    Which happened first? Fort Sumter or 1st Manassas?

  119. @slumber_j
    @Jonathan Mason

    The short answer: just about all the people who shoot other people in New York City do it with guns they are not legally permitted to own.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    But are there more shootings in New York City than in other cities that have easier access to handgun possession?

    Are there more or less accidental gun deaths in New York then in other large cities?

    Do the New York gun laws have any effect at all on crime in that city, including armed robberies where guns are used to threaten people but not fired?

    It is also true in countries like Britain that have very tough gun control laws that when people are shot in crimes, then the guns are usually illegally possessed, but what might be important is that it is not very easy to obtain a gun and ammunition on the spur of the moment, even if you have criminal contacts, which could prevent a number of murders.

  120. But are there more shootings in New York City than in other cities that have easier access to handgun possession?

    There isn’t a right answer because that is the wrong question.

    Most of the shootings are by Blacks and they are a minority in a city with a large population.

    So extrapolating per capita shootings doesn’t tell us much.

    Certain areas are going to be far more dangerous than others.

    So the Bronx is going to have more shootings than a city like Austin where it is easy to acquire and carry a gun.

    It’s actually hard to compare White/Black cities because White people are far more likely to call in shootings. In some Black areas most calls are from shotspotter.

    For the record I do not support concealed carry without a permit and training. But NYC goes way too far in assuming that guns are the problem and rarely issues permits to the general public. @slumber is correct in that most shootings are by Blacks with guns that they didn’t legally acquire. So it seems rather irrational for NYC to obsess over legal carry.

  121. For the record I do not support concealed carry without a permit and training.

    The gun controllers have used this to keep the number of CCW permits low in terms of what could on the streets so that criminals can play the statistics and attack people with a reasonable probability of them being unarmed.

    In Chicago, there are NO gun shops or target ranges. There used to be a gun shop in Chinatown many decades ago.

    So it seems rather irrational for NYC to obsess over legal carry.

    The police and the politicians could care less if you get killed; just another dead chump in the city.

    The voters love being helpless; after all, where are the pro-gun city politicians?

  122. “You see in this world there’s two kinds of people my friend those with loaded guns and those who dig. You Dig.”

  123. anon[342] • Disclaimer says:

    There isn’t a right answer because that is the wrong question.

    A fair amount of data has been accumulated over the last 50 years. Data gathering continues to the Current Year. Mason is not actually interested in facts, because he is just trolling for attention. Flames are attention.

    https://infogalactic.com/info/More_Guns,_Less_Crime

    For the record I do not support concealed carry without a permit and training.

    Does that affect your travel plans? Never been to Vermont, for example? Or Arizona? Not planning to set foot in Texas after September 1st of this year? In fact, is this a list of states you do not visit? By the way, it’s out of date – Louisiana joined the Constitution club this year.

    https://nationalgunrights.org/about-us/key-issues/constitutional-carry/current-states-which-agree-constitutional-carry-is-the-law-of-the-land/

    But NYC goes way too far in assuming that guns are the problem and rarely issues permits to the general public.

    You should look up Tim Sullivan and see who actually pushed through New York gun laws.

    H.L. Mencken wrote about some of these laws in 1925, and this essay is timeless.

    https://fee.org/articles/the-uplifters-try-it-again/

    @slumber is correct in that most shootings are by Blacks with guns that they didn’t legally acquire. So it seems rather irrational for NYC to obsess over legal carry.

    It is very rational, from the point of view of the likes of DeBlasio.

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