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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

UN Trucks: The Color Makes a Nice Target

Apparently, the UN has landed in the South.  They have painted their trucks a bright white for our targeting convenience.

Warning, salty language in video.

Ominous, if these are really UN trucks to be used in some domestic action.  But hey, nothing like that would ever happen.  These are likely ambulances to be sent to Africa.  Yeah, that's it.  The UN would never use ambulances for anything seedy.  Nah.

Monday, June 16, 2014

KAGAN Brings Gun Control Home for Obama!

The Supreme Court upheld a blatantly unconstitional Federal law today, in an opinion written by Obama-appointed gun-grabber Elena Kagan. The majority ruled it was illegal for a former police officer, Bruce Abramski to buy a gun in a store, sign Form 4473 stating he was the intended possessor, then later give the gun as a gift to another non-prohibited possessor, in this case, his uncle, knowing he was going to do so all along.  Because the intent to give away something you have a Constitutional right to own is illegal, or something.  What a messed-up country this is.

Oh, the things the Feds will do with this! Abramski is gonna be the excuse for all kinds of tyranny! Trust Ol' Backwoods: this ruling is what the gun grabbers have been waiting for, lusting for. The Bradys are already salivating.

This ruling takes Federal gun laws in a dangerous direction.  Justice Antonin Scalia said in the dissent that this was not a direction intended by Congress:
"The court makes it a federal crime for one lawful gun owner to buy a gun for another lawful gun owner... Whether or not that is a sensible result, the statutes Congress enacted do not support it."
Maybe.  But that doesn't matter. When has anyone ever stopped the progressive Supreme Court from legislating from the bench?!  To the progressive Left, laws don't exist to punish their protected criminal classes, oh, no, they exist to take freedom from the undesirables. Like, say, peaceable gun owners.

In the majority ruling, Kagan whines that Congress did not do enough to keep Americans from "getting a gun second-hand:"
In so designing the ["straw buyer"] statute, Congress chose not to pursue the goal of “controll[ing] access” to guns to the nth degree; buyers can, as the dissent says, avoid the statute’s background check and record-keeping requirements by getting a gun second-hand. But that possibility provides no justification for limiting the statute’s considered regulation of dealer sales.
The Constitution provides justification for limiting it, but you won't admit that, will you, Kagan? Scalia calls Kagan on her gun-control ambitions:
The majority’s contrary conclusion rests, not on anything  in the text or structure of the Act,but on the majority’s guess about  how far Congress meant to go in pursuit of its crime-prevention
“purpose.”  
 If the American people do not massively rebel (big "if"), this ruling will give Obama everything he wants on guns.

Huh?  Yep.  With this ruling, Obama and the Left now have most of the pieces of an Erector set, from which to construct an unconstitutional machine for registration and confiscation of all legally-owned firearms in the United States.

Here's the bill of materials for The Gun-Grabbing Machine:

  1. All new guns must be sold only through dealers, and recorded on a Form 4473
    (Gun Control Act of 1968). 
  2. Notify FBI before transfer of any gun at a dealer
    (1993 Brady 'instant background check'). 
  3. Increasingly militarized local police that cooperate with the Feds whenever told (coming since Clinton, and now here).
  4. No more gun transfers without a dealer
    (Abramski ruling, today). 
  5. (Still to come) Prohibition of all transfers of guns to non-LEOs,
    like the Hughes Amendment did with machine guns in 1986.

Just assemble and activate. Confiscate and exterminate. Insert Abramski, and turn key to start.

You doubt? Let's break it down.

It is exceedingly difficult for courts and/or LEO's to determine when a possessor "decided" or "intended" to privately transfer a gun to another person.  It's in the person's mind, and the action is identical, whether or not the intent existed.  As of the Abramski ruling today, is a lot easier for courts and LEO's to just assume everyone who transfers a gun to another person outside an FFL intended to do so before signing the Form 4473.  This makes anyone who transfers a gun to another person outside an FFL into a "straw buyer" and an instant felon.  The charge? The ATF's oft-used "Conspiracy to violate Section 922 of the US Code".

Post-Abramski, it is then de facto illegal to give a gun to someone without them taking possession by a transfer through a licensed dealer. The transfer of the gun to another person is half of a private sales transaction. The rest is just money. It is but a tiny, tiny step, measured in millimeters, for some lower court to cite Abramski and rule that all firearms that move in lawful commerce must be transferred via a gun store on a Form 4473.

Even if a court doesn't rule that way, all it would take is for the ATF to write a "determination letter" to that effect, start enforcing it, and it's done. "Stroke of the pen, law of the land, kinda cool," as "The Forehead" Paul Begalla said. Obama's ATF has tried similar extralegal maneuvers before, like forcing a CLEO signoff even for a machine gun transfer to a trust.

Without the ability to legally transfer a gun to another person without the intervention of an FFL, all lawfully-owned guns will eventually be registered - a name, an address, the model and a serial number will be on a Form 4473, either at ATF HQ, or in some gun shop somewhere.  I say, "lawfully-owned," but the very definition of what that means at the Federal level will be re-written by the results of the Abramski decision.

Next, the Feds will make the leap, not far from where we are now, that Form 4473's are in the same category of information as cell phone metadata, because Abramski.  Because someone, somewhere, might possibly conspire to give their uncle a gun. Then, the NSA will start hoovering up 4473's, to stop them "terrists" and their uncles.

At that point, they'll have the locations of MILLIONS of 'lawfully'-owned arms.  They can either send LEOs to confiscate them, or use the information for blackmail, either to complete their registry, or for political intimidation.  Or all three.

Want to go work for FedGov? Or, a cooperating state like Kommiefornia? The computer will say: "Checking 4473s for Mr. Backwoods Engineer... Found: 22... FLAGGED!" Turn in all the serial numbers of your guns, you "terrist"!  Tell us what you have now!  Because Abramski! If you don't, you might conspire to give one of them to your uncle!  And by the way, you Tea Partying Threeper sovereign citizen, you're going to get an IRS audit to boot.

But what about the lawfully-owned guns that don't move in commerce anymore? Suppose you buy a few AR-15's, or even just a lower.   Say you want to go out and shoot it.  But the Feds get a ruling or a law, or the ATF demands that all shooting ranges have to log the serial numbers of all arms coming in their door. Because Abramski, and someone might conspire to give a gun to their uncle at the range! Horrors!

Tabulate, correlate, investigate, interrogate, confiscate, and exterminate.

Or, how about the future finding by this tyrannical government that getting a concealed carry license in your state qualifies you for a search of your property for guns not on a Form 4473! Because Abramski, those are contraband, because if those guns aren't registered with the Proper Authorities, you might give one to your uncle!  Horror of horrors!

I believe Abramski will be the justification for prohibiting ALL private transfers, with or without money changing hands. It is inevitable, the next logical step, in their statist minds. And they'll get all the cover they want from the media. "No more straw sales!," the newscrone will screech. "Gun show loophole? Supremes say NO!," the headlines will read.

Private sales of firearms in America: GONE. Because Abramski. Because if we don't, someone might give a gun to their uncle.  Count on it: it WILL happen at some point.

Watch for it. And remember, the worst of it all got started today, with the Abramski ruling.

UPDATES: several opinion writers, and a Constitutional scholar, agree with Ol' Backwoods:

Via David Codrea, attorney Joshua Prince says of the decision:
There is NO law enacted by the Congress regarding straw purchasers! This was made up in whole cloth by the ATF! This is a FAR worse decision than anyone is comprehending. NOW, administrative agencies can enact criminal laws, which have NOT been enacted by the Congress!
From Dave Workman:
Nelson Lund, a constitutional scholar and Second Amendment expert at George Mason School of Law, had this to say: “Five members of the Supreme Court have decided to make it a federal crime for a lawful gun owner to buy a firearm for another lawful gun owner. No federal statute says any such thing. The Justices are once again legislating from the bench, which violates the Constitution, and enacting a retroactive criminal law, which is even worse.” 
Kurt Hoffman at JPFO (Ol' Backwoods is a member):
So either gun laws need not meet strict scrutiny regarding their Constitutionality, or the "compelling government interest" is actually cataloging gun owners, rather than controlling violent crime.
David Codrea has much more on the ruling.   SCrOTUS, LOL.

UPDATE 10/27: A nice attorney, Bruce Provda, emailed to correct the link to the Abramski ruling, which I had linked in the paragraph regarding Justice Scalia's dissent.  The link now goes to the PDF of the ruling on Mr. Provda's site, which does indeed pull up the ruling.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Obama Threatens Australia-style Forced Gun Confiscation, or, I Try to Talk Obama Out of Civil War

Obama did a Tumblr presentation today where he praised Australia’s forced confiscation of all semi-automatic rifles as a model that the United States should follow.

This oathbreaking President said today:
Couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting, similar to Columbine or Newtown. And Australia just said, well, that’s it, we’re not doing, we’re not seeing that again, and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they haven’t had a mass shooting since.
Our levels of gun violence are off the charts.
Learn this, Mr. President: we aren't Australia.  And, honestly, millions of us are sick of talk like this.

Hear this: we will not stand for the confiscation of our rifles and handguns.  For the sake of the children, you best understand: many, many more Americans are going to die, Mr. President, if you try this, far more than die every day in the Democrat-occupied cities where citizens, not criminals, are disarmed.

If you don't like 'gun violence', Mr. President, then stop forcing it on the us, the American people.   If you and Valerie Jarrett and Eric Holder and your money men, Bloomberg and Soros push a full-blown confiscation of rifles in this country, then you betcha you will see 'gun violence', sir. An honest study of American history, a country neither you nor your advisers understand, bears that out with deadly certainty.  America was born in blood, resisting the 'gun violence' of the tyrant with our own guns, muskets, and cannon.

You try to take our firearms, sir, and you will start a bloody civil war the likes of which has not been seen here since 1865.

I beg you to understand, Mr. President, and stop this now.

If you relent now, it could save tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of lives.  If you and/or your agents attempt confiscation and "send hither agents" to take away our arms, you send 'gun violence' against the III% of American citizens who truly care.  And, if you send 'gun violence' against us, American history bears out, you will find it reciprocated.   This is how civil wars start.

You see, some Americans won't cower before the tyranny of gun confiscation like the Aussies did.  The blood of those who resisted British and Yankee tyranny with guns still flows in some Americans' veins.  At a certain point-- the onset of confiscation-- we will not take it anymore.

We will not take it anymore.

Some of us, historically about 3%, perhaps more, perhaps less, will resist this tyranny with reciprocal violence.  If you do this unconstitutional and tyrannical thing, you can take this to the Goldman-Sachs-owned bank near you:  there will be counter-violence against your military, federal agents, and even the local police under your agents' control, against anyone who attempts to take our rightfully-owned arms.   And if Bill Clinton's rules of engagement take hold, against others as well.

Let the record show this isn't a threat; it's a clear-eyed projection from our history, and plea for you to back off before war begins.   And there's still time.

As long as you are just talking, sir, just spewing hot air on Tumblr to rouse the rabble who voted for you and impress your statist friends, we watch and wait.  Oh, we grumble about it, but we do no violence.  That is the kind of people we are. We are not the instigators of violence; that would be your constituency, the inner-city criminals who grew up feeding on the welfare state.

For now, true American patriots only watch and prepare.

We are preparing our families for great privation and loss, because we know your unconstitutional, oathbreaking 'domestic national security force' are preparing to kill us in our homes, as tyrannical, oathbreaking federal standing armies have done to many American citizens before.  We stockpile supplies and yes, gun and ammo, because we known your oathbreaking domestic army is preparing even now to take food and fuel and supplies from American citizens at the point of a gun, and give them to your friends, politicians and key federals.  Sir, you yourself have ordered it so, publicly, with your "pen and your phone."

We prepare, and remain vigilant, but we do no violence, while your tyrannical dangers gather.  We will not start the violence; Bundy Ranch was proof of that.  There will be no more Fort Sumters.

But neither will be any more Wacos, or Ruby Ridges, or Bonus Army massacres.  No more will be tolerated.

No more.  The American people have nearly reached their breaking point.

For the sake of the future of America:  for the unborn and those not yet "punished with a baby", as you might say; for our children and those of your agents, you must understand: if your federal agents come to confiscate our arms, hot civil war will break out, sir, and tens of thousands of Americans will die.

Yes, Americans will die, maybe some you know; if you had ever studied American history, you would know that in the last American civil war, almost everyone knew someone who was killed.  Thousands, millions dead.  You cannot put that kind of horror back in the bottle.

Don't do this, Mr. President.

For the sake of the angels, stop talking about rifle confiscation and gun bans.  Not everyone has the patience some of us are showing.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

LA Times Cheers War on "Radical Right-Wing Zealots" Like Us

The rat-bastard traitor.  Notice how
his head symbolically obscures "Justice".
As David Codrea says, "And so it begins".

Attorney General Eric Holder, head of the putative "Department of Justice" is creating a task force that has the potential to label everyone who stands in the way of his unconstitutional schemes as "self-radicalized" threats to government.  The media is cheering him on, eager to label "right-wing zealots" as "homegrown terrorists", so they can get on with the statist program of registration, confiscation and extermination.

From house organ LA Times:
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr. on Monday announced the creation of a task force within the Justice Department to combat an “escalating danger” from “homegrown” terrorists within the United States. 
... [The rat-bastard traitor to the Constitution] cited the Boston Marathon bombings last year and shootings at Fort Hood in 2009 and 2014 as examples of “the danger we face from these homegrown threats. 
... Called the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee, it is a recreation of a task force formed by former Atty. Gen. Janet Reno after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing... which was little known, focused mainly on right-wing zealots, Holder’s version is aimed at U.S. citizens or visitors radicalized via the Internet. ... 
 “But we also must concern ourselves with a different type of threat. We face an escalating danger from self-radicalized individuals within our own borders,” he said. 
 “Horrific terror incidents like the tragic shootings at Fort Hood and last year’s Boston Marathon bombing demonstrate the danger we face from these homegrown threats,” Holder said in the video posted on the department’s website. 
 “Now -- as the nature of the threat we face evolves to include the possibility of individual radicalization via the Internet -- it is critical that we return our focus to potential extremists here at home,” Holder said.
(Emphasis above and the characterization of the rat-bastard traitor are mine.  Yes, Eric Holder is a traitor to the Constitution, viz., Fast & Furious.)

Y'all read that?  Right-wing zealots.  Who are "individually radical[ized] via the Internet" ?  Get ready for some Internet radicalization.

Oh, I'm "radicalized", all right.  I hold to the radical belief that the United States government has far exceeded its Constitutionally-enumerated powers, which were intentionally limited by the Founding Fathers to prevent the tyranny and bloodshed it and its agents have perpetrated for over a hundred and fifty years, and more, which have accelerated under the control of Eric Holder's boss, whoever that may really be.

I hold to the radical belief that we, the people, are the final check on government tyranny, and that to be an effective check on government powers, the whole people, individually and severally, must be radically ARMED with what the Supreme Court called (in US v Miller) "militia weapons", light arms which include the same fully-automatic, large-caliber, and destructive-device weapons that the police and military have.

My radicalism is so radicalized that I believe there may come a time, when all other attempts at redress of grievances have failed us, when the unorganized militia, the people themselves, must take arms to restore the Constitutional order and to seek justice for the wholesale bloodshed and tyranny perpetrated by people like Eric Holder, who sold out our own government agents to the drug cartels in Mexico.  Why Fast & Furious and other such actions are not considered treason to the Constitution by decent people, I'll never know.

In other words, I'm about as radical as that radical Founding Father Tench Coxe.

Exactly what is the the goal of this "task force" the rat-bastard traitor and his lapdogs at the LA Times are talking about?  It is really to prevent Doogie the Terrorist in Boston (never mind Holder let the little teenage bomber into the US to start with), or Fort Hood, or 9/11?    Is this about preventing 'terrorists' like the children of Waco against whom Janet Reno (mentioned in the article) sent the FBI and ATF, to burn them to death under the false pretense of 'weapons charges'?

No, dear reader, it is not.

This "task force" Holder is blathering about will do nothing to prevent terrorist attacks.  If they really wanted to do that, they would close the borders, and question Muslims at airports, instead of driving illegal aliens to bus stations, and feeling up grandma at check-in.  But they won't do that.  Holder thinks "it is critical that we return our focus to potential extremists here at home" because he doesn't want the government going after his Muslim and illegal alien buddies.  No, that would be raaaaaaacist.

That task force is targeted "here at home," all right.   The LA Times, in its role as propaganda organ for the state, gives us the key clue, when they intimate that the "task force" was originally about "right-wing zealots."

In truth, Holder's task force is targeting us, the armed citizens who stand for the Constitution, who oppose government tyranny.   Because we represent a unique "threat" to the regime.

If Holder and the rest of the regime mean to force their tyrannical, unconstitutional will on We the People, then yep, you betcha we represent a "threat" to the regime.  By God's justice, we ought to!   Indeed, our very existence as an armed citizenry represents a "threat" to them; witness the foaming-at-the-mouth gibbering over the 2nd Amendment by the statists, including ol' Gunwalker Eric Holder himself.  The Founding Fathers knew we represent a "threat", too, and agreed that such a "threat" was a good thing for the "security of a free state".

This is about the next step.  Holder, the rest of the regime, and these media puffs all know that their efforts to disarm the whole of the American people except their enforcers have utterly FAILED.  In fact, there are more guns & ammo in the hands of Americans now than EVER BEFORE.  Holder and the other tyrants know they are going to have to use violence to disarm us, and this "homegrown terrorists" bilge is just the pretext they need!  The LA Times is subtly doing what the statist media has been doing for some time now: goading the government to do something about us, their problem children, and providing them cover to do the dirty deeds.

So, LA Times, and the rest of the traitorous media, are you ready to take us on?  Having sicced the attack dog Eric Holder on us "right-wing zealots" who hold the "radical" belief that the Constitution constrains the powers of government, what will you do when we do not back down?  What will you do when we do not disarm in response to the unconstitutional mandates of the phoney "representatives" bought and paid for with your fiat baby-torture blood money?  What will you do when we don't accept the rubber-stamp decisions of oath-breaking judges who send the SWAT teams to our houses?

I think you will do nothing.  You ninnies are too cowardly to do the dirty deeds yourselves; you will always need the power of the tyrannical state to do violence to force the control over us you so desire.   Hence, Holder breathing threats.  No matter.  Your fate is sealed, in this life or the next.

Newspapermen and media whores, though now you throw in your lot with a tyrant like Eric Holder, there may come a time when he cannot protect you from true justice.  There may come a time when the armed citizenry fights back, and the Constitution is restored.  When and if that day comes, no one will speak for traitors like you.  You will follow Holder to the gallows, and dance the dance of Julius Streicher, and after that, face the Judgement of the Almighty.

That will be a good day.