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Newsroom: August 2018

Before we begin, a programming note:
The new format has failed in one major respect; the newsrooms have become filler.

In addition, other projects have taken priority outside of the Run, all of which involve considerably more effort.

The Run will now move to a once-monthly schedule. I simply don’t have the time or energy to write both a newsroom update, and a longer-form article. From here on, the Run the will update on a monthly basis.

This week, so-called “red flag laws” lead to hundreds of confiscations, Texas floats the idea of renaming Austin, and the economy is booming.
1.) Red Flag Laws. The new craze in gun control is the idea of so-called “red flag laws.” Red flag laws are largely an extension of the so-called “gun violence restraining order,” although now it is basically to remove firearms from anyone considered a risk. It passed in Florida shortly after Parkland, and apparently has resulted in upwards of 450 confiscations. Weapons seized under “red flag laws” can be kept from the target for up to a year. The only option for the target is to fight to get the firearms back in court. Attorney Kendra Parris told Guns.com ” “These are individuals who are often exercising their first amendment rights online, who are protecting constitutionally protected speech online. Maybe it was odious, maybe people didn’t like it but they were hit with the risk protection order because of it.”

2.) Austin. So apparently the outrage over Confederate historical figures is back. A report in Texas has suggested renaming the state’s capital. The capital is named after Stephen Austin, who helped lay down what Texas’ borders are, but also opposed efforts to end slavery. As the Statesman writes

He also opposed an attempt by Mexico to ban slavery in the province of Tejas and said if slaves were freed, they would turn into “vagabonds, a nuisance and a menace.”

So, apparently, for that reason, the city needs to be renamed.

3.) 4%. Gotta say, Trump’s economic policy is working. During the election, 4% GDP was laughed at, and yet, we now have news that the US economy grew 4% GDP in the second quarter. This in addition to the tax cuts we saw earlier in the year. Democrats are going to have a fairly tough time running on the economy if this keeps up.

Stay informed. Stay alert. Stay free.

Newsroom: July 2018

Campus carry leads to nothing happening at Kansas State, MGM Resorts sues the victims of the Vegas shooting, and the Libertarian Party’s 2020 candidates somehow manage to look even worse.

It’s a post-Blowback Newsroom, so it’s rather brief.

1.) Campus Carry. It has been over a year since campus carry went live in Kansas. In a pattern that has happened non-stop in every other state with Campus Carry on the books, all of none of the apocalyptic claims from anti-gun groups actually happened. In fact, Kansas State Police Department didn’t file any criminal charges relating to firearms on campus. The best one can point to are “two policy violations.”

The apocalypse continues to be quite late. In a related story, HB 60 in Georgia has been live for upwards of 4 years now.

2.) LP 2020. The Libertarian Party’s Presidential candidates for 2020 already include Adam Kokesh, running on a platform of dissolving the Federal government; and Bill Weld, who famously couldn’t stop endorsing Hillary Clinton in 2016. Now we have a href=”http://reason.com/blog/2018/07/06/controversialist-arvin-vohra-announces-2″>Arvin Vohra who has thus far been famous for challenging age-of-consent laws, and having a rather dim view of military vets.

The Libertarian Party’s best shot was last cycle, and it’s rather obvious they aren’t really going to have much of a chance this cycle.

3.) Suing the victims. In a bizarre twist in the Vegas shooting case, MGM Resorts International is suing roughly 1,000 victims of the shooting in Nevada’s federal court system. The suits allege, essentially, that MGM Resorts has no liability whatsoever to defendants. The lawyers representing the victims have taken a much different tact, with attorney Robert Eglet telling the Las Vegas Review-Journal that “It’s just really sad that they would stoop to this level.”

Stay informed. Stay alert. Stay free.

Blowback: Reversal

This year’s Blowback is nothing short of a release for me. An annual event that current events has finally allowed to get back to where it should be.

Blowback, as time went on, got progressively harder to write. Eventually, it became easier to maintain this yearly update’s optimistic tone by completely avoiding the present, and looking back to the foundation of the country. In the past few years, the news has been not much more than a collapsing healthcare market, a stagnant economy, and a general pessimism in regards to the direction of the country.

A lot has changed in the last year or so. It’s time we realized that. The economy is doing brilliantly, we have had incredible developments in the gun rights world (including a continuing uptick in gun sales), and pro-Constitution rulings on a regular basis from the Supreme Court. Pessimism has, in about a year or two, become optimism.

1.) Baseline. Recent events, namely heated rhetoric from Rep. Maxine Waters and others, have put something of a wrench in the schedule for the second half of this year. I am working on gathering information on that, but will hold off until next month to do a full report. That being said, it would be foolish to not at least acknowledge events that have been occurring in the last few days, namely the newsroom shooting and the almost-immediate attempts to exploit it for political gain by slandering Milo Yiannopoulos and attempting to tie the shooting to Trump’s constant criticism of the press. (Inconveniently for both outrage efforts, it turned out that neither of them had anything to do with the shooting, and the suspect had a long-standing grudge against the paper.

We will handle this next month. But it is worth noting the left has gotten quite desperate and loud. As we’re about to discuss, they have plenty to distract from.

Despite that (and, to an extent, in spite of that), Blowback is a celebration of the Fourth of July. It is built, from the ground up, to celebrate the nation. This year will be no different.

Many thanks to my InSov colleagues for helping find material for this year.

Welcome to Blowback: Reversal.

2.) Economy. We begin tonight with a discussion on a surging economy. The economy was fairly stagnant in the Obama years. This is obvious by the need to attach “saved or created” to job reports, among other things. The Trump administration appears to have supercharged economic growth, to the point where CNBC raved that the economy “suddenly looks like it’s unstoppable.” Economists started calling for 3-4% growth in the second quarter of this year, a near-unprecedented rate given the stagnation of the years prior.

March of this year, in particular, saw a great jobs report; with 313,000 new jobs, 4.1% unemployment, and 2.6% wage growth.

This, of course, is in the wake of the massive tax cuts passed last year. Trump suggested in June that the cuts “unleashed an economic miracle” and reports indicate that he wants to cut taxes yet further in 2018-2019.

It is trade where his policies start to become a bit harder to figure out. From his discussions on renegotiating NAFTA to the now well-known tariff deals. At the same time, it stands to reason that someone who has placed a lot of his political capital on the economy (and has seen that pay dividends, no pun intended), would not make a concerted effort to destroy the economy with bad policy. The tariff fights are still in their relative infancy, although they have involved long-time allies like Canada, and trading partners like China.

On the whole, however, it is extremely difficult to argue that the economy is not in excellent shape. (Indeed, many Democrats don’t want to, at present. A lot of this economic growth is happening in spite of Democrat efforts to derail the tax cuts last year.)

3.) Firearms. At this point, anti-gunners now openly admit that they aren’t interested in compromise. It’s a refreshing change of pace, and a rare moment of honesty from a movement largely based in slander, twisted stats, and complete tactical ignorance.

This is something of a last-ditch effort. Gun sales have indeed slowed down, but every effort at gun regulation only leads to more firearms being sold. The gun regulations that were signed into law in Florida after the Parkland shooting only proved this to be true once again.

Meanwhile, the NRA has an excellent take on the state of gun rights a decade on from the Heller decision. It’s also worth noting that HB60, the “Guns Everywhere” law that was supposed to turn Georgia into a blood-stained hell, turned four this week. At this point, the anti-gun movement needs all hell to break loose in order to maintain any real credibility. Speaking of the Heller decision, we would be remiss to skip the fact that Justice Kennedy is retiring, leaving Trump the chance to nominate a second Justice, something Trump intends to do very soon.

4.) Fourth Amendment. However, while the idea of another Trump appointee is exciting, it’s worth picking up one story that, while positive, actually came from the left of the court. Carpenter v. United States was a major Fourth Amendment case this term. The case was about whether police needed a warrant to access location data on a person, despite the fact that the data was held by someone else. The Court ruled 5-4 that police do indeed need a warrant, however Gorsuch and the right of the Court were the dissenters (despite, as Reason notes, Gorsuch’s dissent reading more like a concurrence.)

The case still is a massive victory for the Fourth Amendment, even though it came from the most unexpected place.

5.) Free Speech. Much like the victory for the 4th Amendment came from an unexpected place, so do does our latest story in regards to the free speech movement. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a left-wing group known for calling just about everybody to their political right a “hate group,” ended up being forced to pay Muslim reformist Maajid Nawaz $3 million after Naawaz sued the group for calling him an anti-Muslim extremist.

The SPLC’s loss has resulted in a torrent of other organizations, upwards of 60, considering similar suits against the SPLC.

But, perhaps the best take on this has been an op-ed in the Washington Post entitled “The Southern Poverty Law Center has lost all credibility” by Marc A. Thiessen.

6.) Bottom Line. We are seeing a resurgence. Whether we’re discussing the economy, the free speech debate, firearms (both in terms of rights and, frankly, in terms of raw numbers), or even in terms of how citizens feel about the country; there is a ton of excellent news throughout the country as we get ready for Independence Day. People are feeling more optimistic about the country than they have in some time. Granted, according to Gallup, we have a fair way to go on that front, however we have evidence of an upward trajectory that we simply didn’t have a few years ago.

In the last few years at Blowback, we have discussed the foundations, and the strength, of the country. We now have a working case study of Blowback’s core tenants; the perspective that has informed this annual update from the beginning. 1.) That the country is unique, and absolutely worth fighting for, 2.) That its history deserves much more respect than being burned down to simple Tweets and gross characterizations, and 3.) that individual freedom is and always has been, the driving force behind the nation’s success.

All of which becomes more exciting when one realizes that we not only have a case study, but we’re living through it.

We will discuss the opposition to the news next month, but for now we should realize the tectonic shift in the country’s mindset, and celebrate both that change, and the history of the nation as a whole.

Celebrate the foundations, while building on them.

Enjoy Independence Day, and as always:
Stay informed. Stay alert. Stay free.

Random Thoughts: Roots

The next update is Blowback.

I’ve been going though some material for this year, and so this update will be a recap on Blowback’s purpose, and what Blowback will be focused on this year.

Blowback was born as, what was termed at the time, as a sort of unapologetic flag-waving. It was meant as a Midnight Run built for, and in celebration of Independence Day. It was almost inherently political, in the opening; focusing on the rise of the Tea Party, and the so-called liberty movement (which has flat-out exploded in recent years). It more or less served as a checkpoint on various issues for the country as a whole.

More recent fare has shifted the topic back to the history of the US, and the values of self-reliance and individualism that the country held in high regard at its founding. When Blowback did get political, it was always geared towards an optimistic viewpoint; that the country was 1.) going to survive just about everything thrown at it, 2.) that the country was not nearly as horrid as is often depicted, and 3.) that the foundations of the country were worth examining, understanding, and fighting for.

Over the years, that optimistic outlook became significantly harder to cling to with any sense of intellectual honesty. The Tea Party was almost invariably co-opted, a series of events in the last 4-6 years seemed intent on irreparably dividing the country, and generally feeling historically pessimistic about the direction of the country from as recently as January of 2016.

Now, however, a lot has changed. Whether we’re discussing gun rights, the economy, the surging free-speech movement (both here and in Europe), or the size and scope of government; there has been a ton of extremely positive info coming out over the last year or so.

And so, that is what Blowback will focus on this year. We will discuss the state of the country from multiple angles. We will discuss the economy, gun rights, and an incredibly ambitious plan by the Trump administration to reduce the size of the Federal government. A reduction in the size and scope of the Federal government, by definition, allows for greater freedom at the state and local levels.

In short, we will look at the rebuilding of the country, and the, frankly, stunning progress of the last year and a half.

Blowback can get back to its roots, and do so while remaining true to its more optimistic tone.

Blowback drops the night of July 3rd.

Stay informed. Stay alert. Stay free.

Newsroom: June 2018

Trump essentially calls out atheles kneeling for the anthem, makes prison reform a front-page issue (due in no small part to, of all people, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West), Florida went a full year without NICS checks, and an ingenious way to pay for infrastructure.

Thanks to my InSov colleague Catty Conservative for help in gathering the newsroom.

1.) Prison reform. Out of nowhere, prison/sentencing reform is very much on the front burner. Trump has spoken to Kardashian, which led to the pardoning a first-time non-violent drug offender named Alice Marie Johnson, and now is turning to the NFL atheltes who kneeled during the National Anthem to recommend people for pardoning. (A rather ingenious “put up or shut up” move.)

We will absolutely be dealing with prison reform in the Run later this year.

2.) NICS. Somebody in Florida couldn’t log into the Federal NICS system, apparently told nobody, and as a result, nobody reviewed concealed carry applications for upwards of a year.

The problem was discovered by another worker who did bring up the issue. But basically, CCW permits got approved for a year without background checks, a sort of de-facto Constitutional (concealed) carry.

3.) Otto. Ahead of the summit between Trump and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, another name is coming to the forefront. That of Otto Warmbier, the American student who was imprisoned for 15 months in North Korea, returned home in horrid condition, and eventually died as a result.

Vice President Mike Pence, speaking this week at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” convention, said that he had spoken with Otto’s father, and assured him that “their beloved son, Otto Warmbier, will not have died in vain.”

4.) Infrastructure. The government is the biggest landowner in the country. A bipartisan bill introduced this week suggests selling off a ton of government assets in order to pay down the debt and finance desperately-needed infrastructure projects. According to the draft:

Currently, federal agencies hold more than $2 trillion in debt and lease asset. The sale of a portion of these assets, if expedited, could raise a significant amount of money. The sale of these fixed-rated debt assets at this time will maximize asset value. Interest rates are on the rise, and the Federal Reserve’s quantitative tightening program is on the horizon. As interest rates rise, the value of the agency assets will decline — perhaps substantially. Importantly, the sales will not alter the terms of the loans. The consumer protection obligations associated with eligible Department of Agriculture loans and guarantees will convey with the sale, thereby minimizing impact on borrowers.

Two trillion dollars in assets. I’m realtively sure we’d be able to find a few million dollars worth in there we could could get rid of.

Regardless, it took long enough for Congress to start thinking the path to greater revenue wasn’t taxing citizens to death from every angle imaginable. Progress.

Stay informed. Stay alert. Stay free.

Newsroom: May 2018 [Volume 2]

Managed to screw up my own scheduling and release Muscle in April, when it should have hit in May.

So we’ll get back on track in June.

This week, Parkland lawsuits, David Hogg gets Publix to stop making political contributions, and a lesson in how gun control types cover DGUs.

1.) Smith and Wesson. A lawsuit pending against the parent of firearms manufacturer Smith and Wesson has led to the stock of said company jumping 5%. The reason for the surge, according to Guns.com, is a motion by the plaintiffs wanting “the presiding judge to shield them from financial ruin should the case get tossed out.”

In other words, if the lawsuit backfires, they want to be protected from financial consequences of bringing a clearly frivolous lawsuit to trial. This can only be read as a sign of weakness in the case.

2.) Publix. The so-called “die-in” is back. After Publix, a major grocery store chain, donated money to a Republican politician, Parkland survivor and borderline-ubiquitous gun control advocate David Hogg called for Publix to donate a million dollars to someone he supported.

Publix has responded by canning political contributions altogether.

This has an interesting side effect, however, as my friend and InSov colleague Catty Conservative noted. Namely, that Publix has a history of supporting left-wing candidates and is a major supporter of gun control.

3.) Propaganda. Finally Tonight found this absolute gem. We now have a decent idea of how anti-gunners will cover mass shootings stopped by armed citizens. They will take the reaction to the armed citizen, and claim it was about the situation as a whole. The DGU in Oklahoma City was celebrated as evidence that an armed citizenry can stop criminals. MDA’s Shannon Watts claims that the NRA sees the event itself (i.e. the shooting the armed citizen stopped), as a victory, while completely ignoring the context of that angle, and the armed citizen who brought down the shooter.

She goes even further, claiming that the shooter was the armed citizen people are referring to.

It is a remarkable, and clearly deliberate, dodging of facts that so clearly threaten a narrative that is already fragile.

Stay informed. Stay alert. Stay free.

Newsroom: May 2018

Bad business timing from Vista Outdoor, worse business sense from Dick’s, candor on guns from a Democrat Congressman, and a mass shooting in Australia.

1.) Vista Outdoor. The company behind such brands as American Eagle, Federal Premium, and Savage Arms now admits that their announcement looking for people to buy Savage Arms had fairly awful timing. Despite being decided about a year ago, the announcement came shortly after the Parkland school shooting. The company reiterated that it wasn’t about the shooting, and the backlash it set off, but rather getting the company back to its core businesses.

2.) Military parade. Trump’s idea to hold a parade for the military, with the military, got support from Congressional Republicans. Not much more to say there, since the parade is still, at best, in planning stages.

3.) Dick’s Sporting Goods. Whereas the Vista announcement was just bad timing, Dick’s Sporting Goods has wholly committed to the gun control angle in the wake of the Parkland shooting. In addition to removing the sale of rifles from its Field and Stream stores, (which was so badly-received that the magazine distanced itself from Dick’s announcement, Dick’s has now hired three gun control lobbyists.

Gun companies have responded by severing ties with the retailer, in what has become the most-difficult headline to phrase tastefully in recent memory.

4.) Confiscation. Eric Swalwell is a California Congressman. His re-election campaign has an op-ed titled Ban Assault Weapons, Buy Them Back, Go After Resisters. It’s basically exactly what gun-rights people have been saying gun controllers want; a total gun ban, and going after people who refuse to hand in their firearms.

5.) Australia. There was a mass shooting in Australia. Seven people were killed. The event is being treated as a murder-suicide, not as a random massacre. It is noteworthy here, given that Australia comes up fairly regularly in discussions here as a model for gun control. This is the biggest mass shooting in the country since 1996.

Stay informed. Stay alert. Stay free.

Muscle

In Lethal Ignorance, we discussed the basics of first aid, in Improvement, we expanded the discussion to fitness in general.

At this point we have a solid intellectual basis on why being physically active is a good thing (a statement that, in having to even be brought up, is itself an indictment of modern society), and can move to more specific stories, viewpoints, and generally more offbeat takes on the subject of fitness.

This week eschews, for the most part, the broad strokes of Improvement, and the survivalism of Lethal Ignorance. Instead, we’re going to be talking about weightlifting, Crossfit, how being active is good for people academically, and how schools are working to work against that, among other things.

1.) Crossfit/Baseline. It’s worth noting an excellent source for fitness-related news is the Crossfit Journal. While it IS a subscription service for the most part, the team over there puts up excellent content ranging from Crossfit itself, to the healthcare industry, to nutrition (and the political influences shaping it.)

Crossfit’s founder, Greg Glassman, has a particular focus on soda companies. There is an excellent documentary on this subject under the name “Sugar Coated” that beautifully covers how the industry has worked to either hide or distort the health issues sugar can lead to. You’d be surprised how politically charged sugar can be.

While you’re watching documentaries, if you have Netflix, watch “Icarus.” It’s about Russia’s state-sanctioned steroid scandal.

2.) Benefits. Back in Improvement, we discussed the physical benefits of being active. In Minnesota, the state’s Department of Health did a study that found physical activity can help students perform well academically as well.

The Mayo Clinic has also found that excercise can ease depression and anxiety. While the exact links aren’t clear, the believe is that regular exercise releases hormones called endorphins, and over time builds confidence in one’s own abilities.

It’s also a great way to relieve stress. As anybody who has ever done a deadlift can attest.

3.) Powerlifting. Speaking of which, let us move to my wheelhouse: powerlifting. Defined loosely as a competition involving three main lifts (Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift), powerlifting is at the opposite end of the spectrum compared to Crossfit. Whereas Crossfit has also taken on the name “functional fitness” and focuses on explosive movements, powerlifting is much more about raw strength and, to some extent, aggression.

We start, as all strength sports news segments do, at Barbend. There is an op-ed suggesting that powerlifting can sport for nerds, which may also explain my focus on it.

Joking aside, EliteFTS has an article out about how the sport is something just about everybody can participate in.

4.) Independence. Let us close by merging just about all of the Runs on this topic together. The survivalism found in Lethal Ignorance, and the more clinical aspects of Improvement and this Run. They all revolve around one concept: self-reliance. There’s a fantastic article from Reason Magazine’s J.D. Tuccille from December of 2017 on this. In the article, J.D. notes that Libertarians “are rightly quick to complain about intrusions into our autonomy—rules, regulations, and directives that compromise our ability to run our own lives. But nothing limits your independence like an inability to walk down the street under your own power.” Stated differently, you can be as much of a threat to your own independence as any government, if not more than any government. Governments can do a fair amount of damage to one’s own ability to move, think, and act freely, to be sure.

Indeed, a nation that is in decent physical shape individually (which we really aren’t) is more than capable of handling, for example, natural disasters, on a much larger level. More people in good physical condition means both a larger pool of people ready for military service (a problem that is already causing problems for our military), ready to volunteer to help with disasters, and generally able to handle themselves regardless of what is happening around them. It also leads to a larger pool of people who can help those who genuinely cannot help themselves.

There is simply no way, given those conditions, for the country to do anything other than improve over time.

Stay informed. Stay alert. Stay free.

Checkpoint

So, we’ve been at this new format for a few months now. I’ve had enough time to see what needs to change as we continue.

So this month, we’re going to take a break, and discuss tone, subject matter.

1.) Tone. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to start charging towards Blowback talking about suicide and criminal justice reform, does it?

So we won’t.

Next month we will update 2016’s Lethal Ignorance, and 2017’s Improvement. We will discuss the latest in regards to the obesity epidemic, Crossfit, and all forms of weightlifting.

In June, we will lead into Blowback with a quick discussion on free speech. From the shadowbanning happening on major platforms, to the sudden relative silence of Antifa, to how the “major” platforms are essentially giving their competition all the ammo they actually need to grow rapidly. We will, of course, briefly touch on Blowback itself as well.

The point of both will be to lighten the tone of the Run going into Blowback. Admittedly, we’ll be dealing with much graver subject matter on the other side.

2.) Subjects. Looking over the second half of 2018 one theme stands out.

Our culture, to be frank, finds whatever reason it can to dispose of or destroy people. Whether it’s essentially hiding the homeless though “hostile architecture” (rather than helping many of them not be homeless), making felons of drug addicts (as opposed to getting them treatment, or at the very least reasons to stay sober), and absolutely refusing to allow people to move on from an extremely checkered past (or even a single errant social media post); our culture will do whatever it can to either decimate or conceal anybody for just about any reason.

Except, that’s not actually helping anything but a mob’s own self-aggrandizement.

In the second half of 2018, we’ll examine quite possibly some of the hardest subjects in the Run’s history. We will, of course, update Debt (with an article that is currently 2,000 words long). But in addition to criminal justice, we will discuss drug addiction. Specifically, we will look into the opioid crisis, rehabilitation programs, and how the weightlifting/powerlifting community is helping in its own way.

In November, just prior to the annual Stand Down, the Run will go through just about every major article and update it. The reason for this came about while doing research on Iniquity. It became clear rather quickly that I was nowhere near getting deep enough on the subject of sex/human trafficking to do the topic justice. In addition, about two months after Blade was released, a spike in knife crime in the UK led to London’s murder rate matching that of New York City. This, frankly, serves as evidence above all else that it is never the weapon, it is always the person. As we have discussed numerous times here, a person too violent to be trusted is a person too violent to be released.

The longer-form articles are spread out as once-a-month updates. Blowback will, of course, serve as July’s.

But the new format is working well, and in all honesty is considerably more interesting from a writing perspective. It’s honestly very likely the way the Run should have always been.

Stay informed. Stay alert. Stay free.

Newsroom: April 2018

This week, a ton of stuff in relation to background checks, New York looks to get credit card companies to stop taking firearms purchases, and checks surge in Florida.

1.) Background Checks. Apparently thinking that the problem with an incomplete data set is that the info isn’t held long enough, gun control organizations, and at least one Congresswoman, want to hold onto NICS data for Midnight Run: Origins, the purpose of the Second Amendment was always about the right of the People, not of militias. Watch that video carefully.

2.) Gun Sales. Of course, recent stats suggest that credit card companies would be cutting themselves off from a windfall, as led to a surge shortly after they were signed into law.

In other words, every time it is proven that gun controllers really do want to take guns, they only serve to defeat their own purpose.

However, Jonathan over at Graphical Representation, has a different take that is worth considering given the recent action YouTube has taken against gun channels

In turn, I think that is a core concept that the pro-rights advocates do not comprehend as well. “Gun control” extremists do not want to regulate firearms. They do not even want to regulate you. They want to destroy knowledge, pure and simple. Though, if they could kill a few peaceful, law-abiding Americans along the way, a disturbing number of them would be sanguine with that.

So, in essence, gun control survives only on ignorance, and gun controllers are hell-bent on making as many people as ignorant as possible.

It was never about gun control, it was always about people control.

Stay alert. Stay informed. Stay free.