Why the Founding Fathers set up our government the way it did

From CBS News.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces ban on “military-style” semi-automatic weapons

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban Thursday on sales of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines in the wake of a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 worshippers. Ardern said the sales ban was effective immediately to prevent stockpiling and would be followed by a complete ban on the weapons after new laws were rushed through.

She said people could hand over their guns under an amnesty while officials develop a formal buyback scheme, which could cost up to 200 million New Zealand dollars ($140 million).

“Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned,” she said.

The ban includes any semi-automatic guns or shotguns that are capable of being used with a detachable magazine that holds more than five rounds. It also extends to accessories used to convert guns into what the government called “military-style” weapons.

So New Zealand is implementing an semi-auto ban and buyback.

I have to say, the only thing shocking about this is that it exempts semi auto 22 rifles and pump action shotguns, which Australia does not.

Polly Collins, 64, of Christchurch, was thrilled to hear of Ardern’s announcement as she visited a flower memorial for the victims.

“The prime minister is amazing,” she said. “It’s not like in America, where they have all these things and then they go ‘Oh yeah, we’ll deal with the gun laws,’ and nothing’s done.”

Suck my ass you commonwealth subject of the Crown.  Want me to lose any sympathy I have for your country?  Use your tragedy to attack the rights enshrined in our Constitution.  Currently your country is jailing people for possessing a video.  Never let the word freedom escape your lips when describing your own country.

As for the United States, Senator Bernie Sanders, who is the pack leader for 2020 Presidential candidates responded to the news from New Zealand this way.

This is exactly why we have a House of Representatives, a Senate, the President, and a Bill of Rights.  Our Founding Fathers were wise men and wanted to make it as difficult as possible for some politician with aspirations of despotism to strip people of their freedom with ease.

That some Soviet loving, Castro fellating, Communist bastard thinks it’s a great idea to strip Americans of their rights because of a handful of criminals is exactly why said Commie bastard shouldn’t be in office.

The difficulty we have banning assault weapons is a feature, not a bug, of our system.  They want to turn it around so the feature is their ability to “do something” while your freedoms are the bug.

 

And the Socialists dream about the day the US is a dictatorship.

This was beating around the news and you probably saw it:

It seems the PM in Kiwiland has the power to enact that kind of prohibition unilaterally without  checks and balances from their Parlament. Immediately the Oldest and Newest Socialists fascist in our country jumped in joy wishing we had that kind of government here.

Because centralized power always makes their type wet their undies. They dream about all the things they could do if they only had absolute power.

 

 

Things that go bump in the night.

So last night I feel something go “bump” on the roof and not softly. Then, some movement. What the heck? Cats are not that noisy and I doubt dogs can levitate. Properly equipped, I stepped outside and clicked on my flashlight:

 

Somebody needs to lose some weight and learn how to properly land.

The moment the Migratory Birds Act  is finally cancelled, I am getting me a punt gun, clean the neighborhood and feed the local soup kitchen with aviary protein. Stepping almost daily in duck crap is annoying, but crash landing in my roof at Oh Dark Hundred is pushing it.

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Does Warren want the South to rise again?

Elizabeth Warren did a primary campaign town hall in Mississippi.  While she was there, she advocated for a national vote and ending the electoral college.

She came to Alabama today to do the exact same thing.

Last time I checked, Mississippi had six electoral college votes.  Take those away and absolutely nobody will give a shit about Mississippi.

Alabama has nine electoral college votes, Trump came to Alabama in the general election, Hillary did not.

The only reason Warren and the rest of the Democrats are trying to end the electoral college is so that they never have to set foot in a Flyover state ever again.

What Warren is really saying is “Let me abolish the electoral college so I never have to pander to you podunk fuckers ever again.”

Warren is not alone in wanting to end the electoral college, that talking point is now universal among Democrat candidates.

CNN doubled down on it with this mendacious bit of fake news.

It’s not just the electoral college under attack.  The other major Democrat talking point has been packing the Supreme Court.

Faithful readers will remember how much we covered after the 2018 election, all the bellyaching on the Left how unfair it was that New York, California, and a few other Blue states have so many people but so few Senators and the Senate being “undemocratic” was a threat to the United States.

These ideas are all linked together.

The point is to set up a system in which the Pacific Coast, Acela Corridor, and (Florida) Gold Coast pick the President, the Senate, and Supreme Court and everyone who lives in a state that doesn’t touch salt water is essentially a subject of the New Yorkifornia Megaopoli.

Essentially the cursed earth in between Mega City 1 and Mega City 2.

I’m just curious if the Democrats have considered that not everyone in flyover America actually wants to hand over their rights and ability to participate in the governance of the nation to the coastal bubbles?

Let’s say that the Democrats get exactly everything that they want, do they expect the 100 million people who find themselves with what amounts to no representation to just accept it and follow along?

Would anybody like to enlighten me as to what the Democrats think will happen if they win it all?

1/1024th the truth about guns

Elizabeth Warren was pandering in Mississippi for votes in the Democrat primary.

One of the first questions she got was about guns.

She launched into mendacious bullshit about why there needs to be more Federal level gun control.

First of all, we don’t so anything to curb gun violence?  Did she really say that?

Yes, background checks are performed every day by FFL dealers.  The Left never admits to it, because they want universal background checks, which will do nothing to curb gun crime.

When a drug addict trades a stolen gun to a drug dealer for Chinese fentanyl smuggled in from Mexico, does Warren expect the addict to run a background check on the dealer?

What about the gang member’s girlfriend’s cousin that engages in straw purchases for cash?  Is she going to suddenly do a background check on the Gangster Disciple her cousin is dating?

Of course not, and UBC’s will not stop crime from happening because the majority of the guns criminals get, they get through black market sources.

Next she pivots to  “no fly, no buy.”

I have a rule in politics.  If both the NRA and ACLU tell you that you are wrong, you are wrong.  Full stop.  Those groups almost never agree on anything, and when they do, that is all the evidence you need to know that your idea is a bad one.

Keep that in mind because the ACLU came out against “no fly, no buy” because “the standards for inclusion on the No Fly List are unconstitutionally vague, and innocent people are blacklisted without a fair process to correct government error.

So Warren is pushing using a secret watch list to curtail Constitutionally protected rights.  No.

Then what?  An assault weapon ban which she calls “weapons of war.”

We tried that, it did nothing.  Some 20 million plus AR-15’s hit the market since the Clinton AWB ended.  If that was really a problem the violence would be much worse.  The problem is goverment screw-ups dealing with the people who go on the rampages.

Next was bump stocks.  The ATF banned those.  Yes it is going to court and that will be an interesting challenge, but that is not really an issue in overall gun deaths.  Bump stocks were implicated in one shooting.  One.  From that, the ATF, backed by the Trump administration, upended a decade of decisions and criminalized an unknown number of gun owners.  If America had a “Port Arthur Moment” it was that.

This is where Warren goes full authoritarian.  She wants it all done at the Federal level because we just can’t have some “loophole” states be allowed to exist as long as people can freely travel across state lines.

We’re all going to have to be reset to the Massachusetts or California or New York standard.  Not that most of the people in Mississippi (or Alabama or Texas or elsewhere) want that, it’s going to be forced down the throats of flyover America.

Lastly she lays down a heap big pile of bullshit like I’ve never seen before.

“Right now [goverment] works for the wealthy and the well connected and that means we have a Federal goverment being held hostage by the NRA.”

WOW…

Oh, I agree about the “it works for the wealthy and the well connected” but that means lying Harvard professors like Elizabeth Warren who make millions of dollars off their $174K government salary.  Or a former President and First Lady who made $153 million in speaking fees while avoiding indictments.

The NRA is the very definition of grassroots.  It is the anti-gun groups that are bankrolled by a handful of the “wealthy and the well connected.”

Oh what the NRA could do with a billionaire former politician and media mogul backing it to the hilt.

And if anything, the country isn’t held hostage by the NRA, we seem to be losing in critical states like Florida, Colorado, and elsewhere.

The idea that the NRA is a tool of the 1% to keep America from becoming safer is so out of touch with reality it boggles the mind.

I guess decades of claiming Indian status for career advancement has so inoculated her against feeling any sort of shame for lying, that she can say that fawning sincerity.

Nothing about what she said was factually accurate.  This is what the Democrats are going with in 2020.

A Federal level abrogation of our rights.

Celebrating hate and Fake News with an award.

No dear readers, it is not The Onion. The Two Hours of Hate (AKA The Parkland Town Hall), a fantastic political PR job for the Democrats, the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Broward County School Board has received what was supposed to be a prestigious award for… chicanery?

Former Sheriff Scott Israel lying his ass off during the Parkland Townhall..

If the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission official report had not come out yet, I would understand (not accept) that they would give away this handjob in form of award. But knowing what actually happened, how the star of the show, Sheriff Scott Israel sat there and praised his deputies when he already knew the rampant cowardice among his responders and still have the balls not only to accept but to proudly announce they are getting awarded for a monumental News Fraud?

Shameless