There are 800,000 law enforcement officers in America.
The FBI did five million NICS checks for people buying firearms in America — in November and December 2012 alone.
That’s over six guns per cop in the last two months.
Confiscation? You better start negotiation.
I get the narcissistic arrogance of the regime and cronies in both houses – including Republicans. However, there still must be some level of rationality to empty guns tore shelves, national back orders of 1 million + AR mags, and the fact that .223 is so scarce right now, it’s going for almost $1 a round. Some logical shred of thought has to be in there somewhere. It has echoes of Bob Owens all over it.
If I was someone in the regime’s camp, I would have looked at all the above and said, “uh, hold up there a minute barry, them thar peasants are a might itchy on the trigger there”.
While grabbing a cheeseburger last Friday with a mate, we were discussing the tired old adage, “Why do you need a thirty round magazine?” and I said simply, and perhaps a bit too loud in a public place, “I need it for shooting politicians who have become tyrants…”. There was an echo of “Amen!” & “Bet your ass!”.
Interesting times indeed when Smashburger becomes a hotbed of subversion.
Government — and laws — exist only with the consent of the governed. This man withdrew his consent. Yes, he will be punished for that act, and he should be — destruction of property (unless it’s your own) is a crime. Nonetheless the fact remains that at some point the cost of telling people what to do with their own bodies simply overwhelms the nanny state’s ability to cover it through taxation, if the people decide that the line has been drawn in the wrong place.
Take a look at the FVX (5yr Treasury Yield) and you see a materially-more-frightening thing. Yields have backed up from 0.7% to 0.97%. Sounds trivial. It’s not — it’s a huge move, close to 40% on yield since the end of January!
This matters because the Federal Government’s deficit spending in February is what has been driving the “improving” economic numbers, just as it has been for the last three years. This is a pincer move; while yields have to normalize if and when they start to move in this direction that move will also choke off federal deficit spending capacity.
The Depression featured this sort of attempt at “repression” by The Fed and government and it was unsuccessful. It looked successful for a while, but eventually the math caught up with them and we slumped back into the morass. Our “exit” was war; we blew up all of our industrial competitor’s output capacity and by doing so rejiggered demand. That’s a rather bleak way of looking at what was “death by all forms” for the common man, but from an economic perspective that’s what happened. But “war as a solution” since that time hasn’t “worked” (and in fact can’t) since small-ball wars run into the broken-window fallacy; you can’t “win” by breaking windows as the economic damage from a war exceeds the benefit. For war to be a “winning” strategy you have to literally flatten your economic competitors so that even with the economic damage you wind up with a net benefit.
– The few electoral political restraints on the Mighty Kenyan and his stooges will disappear should he be re-elected to a second term.
– The Republican Party is completely finished as anything but a junior collaborator in the destruction of America.
– And most importantly to each of you, you and your families are consider irredeemable kulaks by the Obama regime – suitable only for plunder and eventual relocation to reeducation facilities.
Yes, it can, and will happen here. Yes, some of your neighbors will be cheering this on – at least 44% of them. This is the battlespace in which you will be forced to operate in. There are workflows and processes that will successfully oppose this tyranny.
*-and before you start talking out of one side of you mouth and saying, “those damned pirates. they deserve this!”. it ain’t about piracy (perceived). kinda like the War on (some) Drugs, the patriot act, and NDAA 2012, it’s about stamping out the competition and legislating failed business models. follow the money and watch the other hand.
I never been too keen on allowing dotgov to give me permission to do anything. Whether that was back in my capricious, misspent youth, or today when I carry my sidearm in places that are verboten because of some law, it has never really mattered. A pal and I discussed this the other day in relation to NFA stuff and the downright, good, bad, and federal prison aspects.
The impending right turn off the cliff has little or nothing to do with dotgov allowing for anything, but rather what you, as a man, believe yourself to be – free, or not free. I’m free. I decided that one long ago. Woe to the individual or group that wishes to challenge that.
Like I mentioned earlier in the morning, “miles to go before i sleep…”. Lots more to do. Doesn’t really matter how you do it, just go and get it done.
If you are reading this blog, and are hung up on the “let’s protect our second amendment rights” horseshit, do me a favor, don’t bother reading it anymore. Boys and girls, you don’t need government permission or protection to possess any of these rights. The entire idea behind the Bill of Rights was that these are NATURAL, God-given, unalienable human rights, shared by all men by virtue of their birth as human beings. They may not be protected by the government anymore, but you still possess these rights. You just need to exercise them.