Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Last Post?

Yeah, maybe for awhile.

Like many of my compatriots, I have come to understand that there is no political or social solution for the problems that face our nation.  We are caught in a hurricane-force gale of lies and tyranny, and being sucked into a maelstrom of slow-motion economic collapse, while normalcy bias whispers from every quarter, "Peace, all is well!"

But it is not well.

There is nothing any one person or even medium-sized groups can do to stop it now.  Events are in motion.  The fascists have the money and the power.   Regardless of whether they originated from the elites like Soros and Obama or the EBT-swiping gang-bangers in Ferguson or Atlanta, these actions have natural consequences that can not be escaped from.  We have passed all the exits.

People are going to die.

America has asked for this.  This country deserves every stroke of God's wrath for its many sins, too numerous to list here, but enough to make Sodom and Gomorrah blush.  Even the original Sodomites didn't sell dismembered children, and crunch their fancy zero-nutrition salads while boasting about their butchery.

All I and my family can do now is try to weather the storm the best we can.

The time for preparedness is over; the crisis is come.  Even if there was time left to prepare, I'd almost have to start over.  My personal preparations have been almost all drained by a series of unfortunate events, including a home in another state I cannot sell now, nor perhaps ever.  Making wiser decisions in times past may have had me in a better position, but the government takes more than 40% of anything I earn anyway, so thinking wiser decisions back then would have saved us is probably an illusion, too.

I seem to have a lot of them.  Illusions, I mean.  They are going to be painful to be disabused of.

Farewell and Godspeed.  I hope your family makes it through.   You may hear from me again, or you may not.

I pray to God for all who call upon His Name.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Progressives' Last Stand on Gun Control: Insurance

As an indication of how desperate the Progressives have become after each and every since one of their Federal gun control initiatives under Emperor Zero have been stomped into the ground by decent people, they are now trying to consolidate the gains of ObamaCare and browbeat FedGov into forcing peaceable, law-abiding gun owners to pay for mandatory "gun violence" insurance .  Not making the criminals, pay, oh, no, the peaceable gun owner who never initiates violence on others must pay.  It's revenge, and bonus points for injustice!

But the Progs are still holding on to their fascist dreams, and won't die (rhetorically, at least) that easily.  A Progressive commenter at the site above, no doubt a stringy-haired, beta-male or bull-female collectivist still living in its mommy's basement, gurgles one last time and spews forth the following bile (in collectivist RED).  I promise you, dear reader, this is an exact quote.  Apparently, in publik screwel, the Progdroid did not learn spelling or grammar.
1. all guns manufactured or imported into the US must bear a unique number, like a VIN.   [BWE: Hah!  Prog does not not know enough about firearms to know this is already the case!  I bet it has never even touched a gun, and probably doesn't even know how to drive a car!  And it's wetting his hoo-ha just to know I can mill an AR-15 lower in my garage. "Ghost guns!  Ghost guns!"]
2. require all gun buyers to show proof of insurance, both liability and uninsured, at time of purchase. [BWE: And how will you do this if I buy a gun from my buddy?  Ah, I see you get to that in #6, as you Progs always do.]
3. add a mandatory tax or duty on all guns, paid into a public liability fund. [BWE: Hey Sweet Pea, you might want to look up the Pittman-Robertson Excise Tax.  It's been around awhile. And worse for the Progs, it benefits hunting and wildlife conservation!  Oh, the humanity!]
4. place caps on the liability of any lawful gun owner and their insurance, and allow unlimited claims against CGL or home owner policies for uninsured gun owners, to encourage carriers to issue gun policies.   [I see these fascists have learned from their experiences suing companies under "environmental" laws.  However, I think this one is unconstitutional on its face, under the Takings clause.]
5. make special exceptions for historic guns, and a phase-in period for existing guns to get their VIN (GIN?) and insurance.   [BWE: Of course, they want to subarm us, as Alan Korwin sagely terms it!]
6. create a single, federal database for all guns in the US. call it "the militia record system" b/c after all, the 2d amendment right is keyed to the "militia" (it would also be constitutional under the commerce clause, but i digress).  [At last!  The  Prog reveals his true collectivist agenda: registration, confiscation, and elimination.  Stalin would be proud.  And notice, for bonus points, it continues to kick against the goads of Heller and McDonald.]
Here was my response to the little fascist (revised and extended from my actual comment on the site, because, hey, this here is my blog and I can do that):
What power do you people think you have to enforce such a thing? Surely the beta males and bull chicks in the Progressive ranks aren't going to use guns to force us to do these things; heck, we're the ones with the guns, remember? 
So, I assume you think the police and military will do it? There you are sadly mistaken, Sweet Pea. A local cop THANKED me for carrying a pistol the other day. He and I, it turns out, shop at the same gun shop, and shoot with some of the same people. You see, he is on OUR side, not the Progressives'.  And the military?  The Oathkeepers have got my back, and I sure have got theirs. 
Come on, how will you get this done? 
Bring in French-speaking UN Blue Helmets? Them helmets sure make mighty fine target designators at long, long ranges. Foreign troops? Where do you think they'll be barracked (3rd Amendment), and how long will they last there before (aww!) something they ate in the chow hall gives them terrible diarrhea?  Or worse? 
You Progressives do not have a plan. You are only fantasizing, and projecting your own weakness.
Last gasp of the American gun-grabber, folks.

UPDATE:  Mike Vanderboegh had to deliver a similar smackdown to another gun-grabbing fantasizer, but he does it far better than Ol' Backwoods can manage to do:
Sent: Tue, Sep 1, 2015 9:36 am 
Subject: Starting a bloody civil war seems an odd way to "prevent gun violence." 
Since you don't seem to live in any real world I recognize, can you perhaps suggest what I should be smoking to duplicate your hallucinatory results, should I wish to leave this reality for your dopey Wonderland? 
I guess you haven't been paying attention to what has been happening since the various state laws have been passed since Sandy Hook. All of them, I repeat ALL of them, have been nullified by "I Will Not Comply" armed civil disobedience. 
In CT they have an 85% non-compliance rate. In New York it is estimated to be 90%, with county sheriffs in upstate threatening to arrest any state cops who come into their jurisdiction seeking to enforce the wildly misnamed SAFE Act. 
In CO, I have led smuggling efforts and public demonstrations flouting their law. 
Same goes for WA state and OR, where we have had armed marches on the capitol steps, breaking Bloomberg's laws and daring them to do anything about it. We even held a "background-check-free" arms expo/gun show in violation of the law in WA, daring the authorities to do anything about it. 
They did nothing. 
The politicians in each of these states have not sent one raid party to enforce their unconstitutional diktats. Indeed, they seem, after almost three years of such armed resistance, not to know whether to defecate or go blind. 
So who, you stupid, silly little collectivist cypher, are you going to get to enforce your "benevolent" tyranny? Planning on coming yourself? No. I didn't think so. 
But until you do, until you decide to have the courage of your so-called convictions and send men with state sanctioned violence to our doors, then kindly shut up. You're boring the rest of us with your impotent prattle. But, by all means, if it makes you feel better, go back and take another toke of whatever it is you're smoking. 
Mike Vanderboegh
In a sane world, that would leave a mark.

Monday, August 31, 2015

On Self-Defense Rights, We're Winning & Should ACT LIKE IT

Kurt Schlichter has a great article at Townhall today, reminding us of the fact the gun control has failed in most of America.  I'll expand on some of Kurt's points.

At this point in the game, we can afford to wait out Obama and the Democrats on gun control.  We know that merely with a bit of lobbying and public outcry, we can delay or kill any federal gun control bill.  At the state level, armed citizens in Connecticut, New York, Washington, and Oregon are showing the way: DISOBEY.  With disobedience rates estimated to top 90%, any law is effectively nullified.

I'd like to see gun owners start dealing from a position of strength, and start pushing our way forward to more freedom.  When Progressives lose big in November 2016, we should get our list together.

The top of our list should be the repeal of ALL "sporting use" language from the US Code, particularly in Title 18 Section 922.  This Nazi language that Senator Dodd and his cronies put in there is completely at odds with the clear text of the 2nd Amendment, and it's certainly at odds with the Supreme Court's Heller and McDonald rulings, which clearly state, correctly, that the Constitution protects the right to own arms for self-defense.  As I've said before, the 2nd doesn't protect the right to sporting goods.

Secondly, with instant federal NICS background checks in place, the proscription against buying a handgun in another state and taking possession there is STUPID, and should be repealed.  If I'm shopping in Georgia, and I see a sweet Glock 34 with that MOS slide on it, why shouldn't I be able to buy it right then and there and take it home?  No, Mr. Backwoods, you can't, because you live across the river in Alabama.  What a crock.  Is this America, or the Soviet Union?  (Don't answer that, Progressives.)

Thirdly, the 1986 ban on registration of new machine guns for "civilian" use (which isn't even constitutional language, see definition of "militia") should die an ignominious death.  (And maybe that's already happening.)  The birthright of every American is to own the same small arms our military has.  The NFA collectors might not like that repeal, though; at the stroke of the pen (by Cruz?), the prices of machine guns on the open market will probably fall by a factor of ten.

And while we're at it, remove suppressors from the NFA list, and stop taxing their transfers.  Why should gun mufflers, which are nothing but hearing protection, be registered by the Feds?  I wonder how many billions have been spent on hearing aids because of this STUPID law.  Suppressors are one of the fastest-growing segment of the firearm industry, and certainly the fastest-growing of the Federally-taxed firearms and components known collectively as NFA items, after the unconstitutional and disastrous National Firearms Act of 1934.

Finally, in the states, we must push for repeal of all gun- and gun-owner registration laws (so-called "background check" laws), and all laws restricting the ownership of certain kinds of guns.

We're winning; we should act like it.

FORWARD to freedom!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"When You Chum For Monsters," You Get Monsters

Two weeks ago, Louis Farrakhan called for black men to rise up and murder whites.

Today, a black man answered the call, and he was 100% motivated by racial hatred:
A former TV news reporter fatally shot two ex-colleagues this morning during a live broadcast in Roanoke Virginia.  Then he posted his own recorded videos of the killings on social media.  It is reported he faxed a 23 page manifesto to ABC News, claiming his intent was racially motivated – inspired by Black Lives Matter propaganda.
This is a monster.  Only monsters murder innocent people in cold blood.   But as Michael Bane said today, "When we chum for monsters, why are we surprised when they rise to the bait?"  This monster-- I will not quote his name-- is exactly the kind of person who rises to the bait of the [Only] "Black Lives Matter" propaganda, to the bait of Barack Hussein Obama and Eric Holder and their open hatred of white people and white culture, to the bait of Louis Farrakhan and his previously-mentioned trolling for murderers.  These "Progressives", the Prozis as David Codrea calls them, have reaped exactly what they have sown: murder.

And of course, the media is cranking on this 24/7, which only encourages the monsters' desire for fame.  This particular monster compared himself to Klebold and Chu, two previous monsters, in his 23-page screed.   

Oh, and y'all better believe there's gonna be a big, Sandy-Hook level blood dance to gin up political support to take our guns away over this.  It's already starting-- straight outta the White House.    Note that they are not concerned in the least with the facts:  violent crime has been spiraling down for 40 years, even as the nation has armed itself, with millions of Americans getting their concealed carry licenses or voting for state legislatures that pass Constitutional carry laws.  More guns, less crime, indeed, John Lott.

But, they're cranking up the gun control already.  From the noble successor watchmen to the JPFO, the Zelman Partisans:
 Before the bodies of 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward were even cold, Virginia’s opportunistic swine of a governor Fast Terry McAuliffe started immediately calling for more gun control. 
“There are too many guns in the hands of people that shouldn’t have guns,” McAuliffe said during an interview with WTOP. “There is too much gun violence in America,” he said, adding that he has long advocated for strengthening gun background checks and that it should be made a priority.
Come and try to take mine, Punk McAuliffe.  You want a war?  Try to take arms from decent people.  Instead, why don't you Prozis try prosecuting people like Farrakhan, who are inciting riots, theft, and murder?

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

And How Did that "Weapon-Free Zone" Work For Ya?

Another day, another attack in a "gun-free zone":
h/t: Breitbart News
Breitbart News previously reported the August 5 hatchet and firearm attack inside a movie theater in the Nashville [TN] suburb of Antioch
The Tennessean reports that the precise theater was Carmike Hickory 8 Cinema. 
We can now report that Carmike Cinemas has been boycotted over their gun free policies in the past. Moreover, those same policies were praised by Newtown Action Alliance; a gun control group which formed a week after the heinous December 2012 attack on Sandy Hook Elementary. 
According to Second Amendment Check, a Carmike representative responded to an email about the cinema chain’s gun policies by writing:
Thank you for your inquiry concerning Carmike’s policy on the possession of firearms within our theatres. The events in Aurora, Colorado have placed a renewed emphasis on safety and emergency protocols at all of our theatre locations. Like many movie exhibitors and other retail businesses, Carmike does not allow weapons of any kind, including firearms, into our theatres, except for weapons carried by law enforcement and other security personnel. This policy was in effect prior the recent events in Colorado and remains our policy going forward.
Note the prohibition against “firearms” and “weapons of any kind.” Yet according to The Tennessean, the Carmike Hickory 8 attacker had pepper spray, a hatchet, and a gun. On the other hand, law-abiding citizens who adhered to the corporate ban on guns were defenseless.
As we saw at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana, persons with ill intent are not hindered by gun and weapon-free zones. Instead, such zones make their attacks easier.

The last 9 mass shootings have been ALL ''GUN-FREE ZONES!''  At least 159 people killed and over 150 people injured.  And for what?  So the God-hating Progs can feel good about themselves, while they die waiting for the police?

Not me.  I either won't go, or I will ignore the sign.

This is stupid.

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Answer Is: "NO!" A Thousand Times: "NO!"

It's building.  Mike Vanderboegh, David Codrea, Kit Lange, and a lot of other people in the gun-rights movement have voiced the
"We Will Not Comply!" view lately.    This week, this piece came out and it resonated with me so much.  Lately, I've been in a different mindset, too, as regards morons like these who are still looking to take our property and freedom, as regards firearms.

I have an answer for the author and those who want more gun laws enacted to restrict, register, and eventually confiscate firearms in this country: NO.

NO, we will not comply.    Just like the good people of New York, Connecticut, California, Colorado, Washington, and now Oregon and even Alabama told their respective state governments to stuff it, so will we say to the Federal government: NO.

You Progs and your enablers cannot pass a "gun control" law than can't be nullified by our disobedience.    And guess what: the criminals won't obey them, either.

But unlike the criminal scum, we are peaceable, and harm none unless deadly force is used on us or our own.  At which point, we will fight back with deadly force, as is our right.

These "gun control" laws-- every single one!-- are unconstitutional, and further, infringe the natural right of all humans to defend themselves. Even if you Progs manage to remove the 2nd Amendment from the Constitution, all you've done is fool yourselves and the Feds into thinking y'all can infringe a right that pre-existed the Constitution, and will exist after the Constitution is a distant memory.

We vote NO!  We vote NO with every Glock, AR-15, Smith & Wesson, H&K, Springfield, Mossberg, milsurp and every other servicable firearm that "We the People" own.   And we've been buying a LOT since your perfumed prince was elected.  We vote NO with every box, case, and truckload of ammunition we are buying and cranking out of our home reloading equipment.  We vote NO with every hour we spend on the range or in training, honing our shooting and tactical skills, or learning how to deal with laws, police and courts if we should have to use our skills in defense of our lives.

We vote NO.

We don't need government agents to protect us; we will take care of our own.  Leave us alone, stop trying to take our property and freedom away, or you will suffer the consequences.

UPDATE:  They're still trying to take our property and freedom by government force.
As David Codrea said to this simpering collectivist tool, NO.    What will you do now, you collectivist tool?  Go full stompy-feet?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Aaron Zelman, "Gran'pa Jack", Comic-Book Freedom Fighter

Ol' Backwoods has been a member of the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership for years, even though I'm a Gentile.  I had great respect for the late Aaron Zelman, founder of that noble and uncompromising organization.  (JPFO is gone now, swallowed by the squishy Mr. Gottlieb's 2nd Amendment Foundation.  But The Zelman Partisans carry on Zelman's legacy of uncompromising defense of freedom in fine fashion.  Rock on, TZP.)

Mr. Zelman did something back in the 1990's that might have been ill-advised, had he been the kind of man to ask a "media consultant".  But, he wasn't.  Mr. Zelman, along with Richard Stevens, wrote a series of comic books, with a thinly-disguised Zelman as "Gran'pa Jack", the stalwart WWII veteran who sets 'em all straight when they start blabbing about gun control.  "Gran'pa Jack" is joined by a buddy from back in the war, "Leon... the old war-horse," who is black.  Yep, black.  And let me tell you: Leon lets 'em have it, too.

Far from being bubblegum-stickied kids' stuff, this is a serious defense of the right to keep and bear arms, and indeed, all human rights, against overweening, busybody governments everywhere, from the UN, to the US of A federal government, to the uppity, anti-gun city council.  Zelman takes on all comers with a footnoted, well-illustrated, strong defense that keeps it fun (well, for our side), and is packed with zingers.

Digging through some old stuff from our last move, my wife found my copies of 4 classic Zelman comic books: No.1 - "Gun Control Kills Kids", No.4 - "Gun Control is Racist!",  No.5 - "Gran'pa Jack Exposes How the United Nations is Killing Your Freedoms!", and No. 6 -"Will 'Gun Control' Make You Safe?".  I thanked her for saving them, and not throwing them away.  (My dear wife is a strong defender of our rights herself, and a pistol-packin' mama.)

Below are some scans from No.1 and No.5.  In this day and age, these are some serious samizdat, and I think I will save them, in the hopes I have grandchildren.  I'm sure gun control will come back to haunt us again, even if we'll have to fight a civil war over it in the intervening years.

As you look at the images below, think about how fresh, how "up to now" these sound, and they are between 16 and 19 years old.  The Progs' plans never change.

Click any of the images to see a high-resolution version.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Atheist: Religious Beliefs "Not Sound Basis for Law"

From my "Why God destroyed America" files, comes the following letter to the editor of the Montgomery (AL) Advertiser, this month:

Therefore, I conclude Sheldon E. Jeames must want prohibitions of the  following removed from our laws:
  • Murder .  I mean, hey, the Bible was written by humans, right?  So, what's wrong with a little murder?  Why, one man's murder is another man's playtime, eh, Sheldon?  Murder.  It's such a strong word.  Killing plants and puppies is murder.  Human beings?  Planned Parenthood kills thousands a year, so what's the big deal about killing someone?  Especially if they got something the Gibsmedats want.  And speaking of that...
  • Rape.  What's rape anyway?  It's just a little sex play, right, Sheldon?   And what's wrong with sex?  I mean, nobody but those stupid Christians and Jews think it's wrong to take someone else's wife or daughter, whenever you're feeling in the mood, and perform a little biological function in their junction.  It's just the dance of the chromosomes, right, Sheldon?  Just a chemical reaction.
  • Theft.  That pesky little 8th Commandment!  Why, it comes from the Jews' Sky God or their Flying Spaghetti Monster or something.  What would be wrong with me going over to Sheldon's and picking up that brand new car?  Why, I'm a minority, and I deserve it more than he does.  White privilege, right, Sheldor?  As Van Jones said, "Give them the wealth!  Give them the dignity!"  I need the bling!  Just hand over the keys.  No?  Well, we're going to have a little 6th Commandment violation on the side, OK?
Once people like this deny the most obvious laws of nature and of Nature's God, they ANYTHING GOES.  And America will DESERVE every last thing that happens to her.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Scenario: The Fill-'er-up Attack

View of the IDPA stage discussed.
Have you ever been gassing up your car in a not-so-nice part of town, and wondered: what if a bunch of thugs came up behind and attacked me?

Could I defend myself and my spouse, or myself and my kids?

Saturday, at the Ol' Backwoods Gun Club's monthly IDPA match, we simulated this very situation.

I had to stand on the driver's side next to the gas cap, and pretend I was putting gas in.

At the beep, I drew my pistol, shot two (simulated) bad guys (right rear) while backing up toward the driver's side door. Then, I rotated left, took a knee on the driver's seat, shot 2 bad guys on the left side through the side door (while missing the no-shoot).  Next, I shot through the rear window (glass had been removed for safety), between the front seats, at two bad guys, while being aware of the (simulated) child in the back seat.

I did not hit the child.

I got all the bad guys except one, and I think if it had been a real situation, I think I would have got him.

It was a real heart-pounding stage, especially with the van in the scenario, which made it feel almost real.

It's been giving me a lot of pause since to think about how I carry concealed, why I carry, and what I would do in certain situations.  I've filled up my vehicle 3 times since shooting the scenario, and each time, I've imagined the scenario played out at the particular gas station where I happened to be.

Perhaps that's part of what precipitated the post earlier today.

Whither Self-Defense?

WeaponsMan asks what went wrong with a particular defensive gun use (DGU).  (Hat tip: WRSA)  He summarizes, "In our opinion, it’s often a mistake to display a firearm in hopes of de-escalating a situation."  Yeah.

So, would you pull your pistol in warning, like that guy Pannaman did?  I sure wouldn't.  In fact, I would seriously consider whether to use lethal force in self-defense at all.

This doesn't mean Ol' Backwoods don't carry a piece or two; let me explain.

In post-Trayvon America, self-defense is the only real crime (besides disrespecting the tyrants). The Powers That Be will make sure you that YOU AND I who defend ourselves with deadly force will pay for it, in money, possible jail time, and ruination of our lives and good name, and probably our families’.  The God-hating, lawless thugs that attacked us will not pay for it; they will go free, and be coddled, fed, and taken care of by for the rest of their lives.

Drawing a gun in self-defense? Most of the time, the answer is “it is not worth it”.

I definitely would not defend someone not in my family or immediate circle of friends.  (And I SURE wouldn't defend sea turtles with a gun like Pannaman did!) Sorry, I know that doesn't sound too Christian, but I have to think of my family first.    Are the third-party individuals going to come up with the $100,000 – $1,000,000 to defend me in court? Are they going to replace my weapon that the police most assuredly will take, and allow to rust and ruin in a musty evidence room, or will be “lost” (pocketed by a cop), never to be seen again? Are they going to protect me when the media makes me into the latest George Zimmerman, to be stalked, shot at, and attacked at every turn, while the media gleefully reports each attack, as if I deserved it? When every cop that pulls me over and realizes who I am wants to just shoot me in the face and get it over with?

The answer is no.

Trainers like Massad Ayoob and Andrew Branca make every effort to convince their readers and students that YOU WILL LOSE should you defend your life with deadly force. Even if you are released by the police without charge, even if you are no-billed by the grand jury, even if you are declared innocent of any charge, YOU WILL STILL LOSE, because the civil suits will come from the defenders of the lawless thugs who attacked you. And even if your state precludes civil suits in cases of self-defense (like mine does), it doesn’t matter– the thug defenders, Progressives, and their media allies will mark you down in their little black book, and they will get you, sooner or later, one way or another. If they have to send a chick to accuse you of rape, if they have to off you in a dark alley, if they have to use the media to ruin your good name; they WILL get to you.

Here's the underlying reason for all this: the Powers That Be need to stop self-defense, because self-defense (per Heller and McDonald) is the raison d’etre for "allowing" (the tyrants' view of rights) the proletariat to carry a gun, and even gun ownership itself, and they cannot allow the subject populations to be armed.

Yes, Ol' Backwoods still carries.  I guess I just never learn.  I carry because there might be a direct threat to my or my family’s life that I have no way out of except to kill the attacker.

But I will seek every way out before I even draw my weapon.  I will run away if I can, like the coward my noble ancestors would consider me to be.  I will even allow myself to be shot or wounded before drawing and returning fire. I might be killed by the attacking thug, but if I am, at least my family will have my life insurance. If I live, the media and the powers that be will destroy not only me, but my family as well.

And I haven't even gotten into the psychological impact of killing another human being.