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Serial Felon Pulls Gun On Warrant Team With Predictable Results

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H/T Bearing Arms.

The ghetto trash is upset about a serial felon getting his dumb ass shot after pulling a gun of the police.

Attention ghetto trash this thug got what he deserved.

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Residents of a low-income neighborhood in Durham (NC) are irate this morning after three officers attempting to arrest a convicted felon shot him after the criminal pulled a stolen gun on them.

A man wanted on several outstanding warrants was killed Wednesday afternoon in a shooting involving three Durham police officers, authorities said.

The shooting occurred in the 2500 block of Glenbrook Drive at about 2:20 p.m. as the members of the Selective Enforcement Team were trying to serve an order for arrest, Police Chief C.J. Davis said. Durham police started using police body cameras in December, but the officers involved in Wednesday’s shootings were not wearing body cameras.

Police haven’t released the man’s name, but a relative at the scene of the shooting identified him as 24-year-old Kenneth Lee Bailey Jr.

Bailey was charged last summer with robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony conspiracy and possession of a firearm by a felon, and court records show an order for his arrest on the first two charges was issued Wednesday. Davis said the man had violated his pre-trial release conditions.

The man ran from police, and during a foot chase, he pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers, who then fired at him, Davis said.

Witnesses said they heard several shots fired and said a school bus was pulling into the neighborhood off East Club Boulevard at the time of the shooting.

Davis said a gun, which had been reported stolen in December, was found next to the man’s body.

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Bailey was wanted on a warrant for violating the terms of his 2016 release on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony conspiracy. He was also facing indictment for being a felon in possession of a weapon, and had a history involving arrests for drugs and possessing stolen property.

The scene quickly became tense as people in the community quickly came to blame the police for the shooting, and not the actions of the violent and illegally armed felon.

Community members said the man killed Wednesday went by “Simba.”

“He was friends with my grandson. … My grandson is 19 years old and Simba was 24,” said Chris Blalock. “Police need to stop killing our young black men!”

Surrounded by supporters, the dead man’s father approached the police tape. He and his supporters demanded he be allowed to see his son’s body.

“I explained to him that the area is still an open crime scene with evidential value. It is imperative that the area is kept in pristine condition,” Durham Deputy Chief Anthony Marsh said afterward.

“Also, he doesn’t want to see his son lying there, that way,” Marsh said.

Davis arrived at the shooting scene around 3:20 p.m. and spoke with investigators before leaving around 4 p.m.

Onlookers shouted “They executed him!” and “You didn’t need to shoot him multiple times!” at the chief and her officers.

A witness claims that he saw and recorded part of the incident.

“I was sitting in my chair, I heard one small pop, I heard a large bang,” said William Smith, who lives next to the home where the suspect ran from and across the street where the suspect was killed.

When he heard the noise, he went outside, took out his cell phone and hit record, capturing the aftermath. He said it seemed as though Bailey was complying with police when he fell to the ground, but then realized he may have just been falling after being shot.

“They cuffed him, they turned him over and they immediately started doing CPR,” Smith said.

The officers on the warrant team were not wearing body cameras, as they are still being rolled out.

The State Bureau Of Investigation will take part in the investigation into the incident, and a preliminary report is expected next Wednesday.

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Is the Left Playing with Fire Again?

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I lived through the 60’s and 70’s I think the major difference is the protesters are mostly are George Soros rent a mob.

Is the Left Playing with Fire Again?

Is the Left Playing with Fire Again?

USA –  -(Ammoland.com)- To those who lived through that era that tore us apart in the ’60s and ’70s, it is starting to look like “deja vu all over again.”

And as Adlai Stevenson, Bobby Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey did then, Democrats today like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are pandering to the hell-raisers, hoping to ride their energy to victory.

Democrats would do well to recall what happened the last time they rode the tiger of social revolution.

As the riots began in Harlem in 1964 and Watts in 1965, liberals rushed to render moral sanction and to identify with the rioters.

“In the great struggle to advance civil and human rights,” said Adlai at Colby College, “even a jail sentence is no longer a dishonor but a proud achievement. … Perhaps we are destined to see in this law-loving land people running for office … on their prison records.”

“There is no point in telling Negroes to obey the law,” said Bobby; to the Negro, “the law is the enemy.” Hubert assured us that if he had to live in a slum, “I could lead a mighty good revolt myself.”

Thus did liberals tie themselves and their party to what was coming.

By 1967, Malcolm X had been assassinated, Stokely Carmichael with his call to “Black Power” had replaced John Lewis at SNCC, and H. Rap Brown had a new slogan: “By any means necessary.”

Came then the days-long riots of Newark and Detroit in 1967 where the 82nd Airborne was sent in. A hundred cities were burned and pillaged following the assassination of Dr. King on April 4, 1968.

And what happened in our politics?

The Democratic coalition of FDR was shattered. Gov. George Wallace rampaged through the Democratic primaries of Wisconsin, Indiana and Maryland in 1964, then ran third party and carried five Southern states in 1968.

His presidency broken by Vietnam and the riots, LBJ decided not to run again. Vice President Humphrey’s chances were ruined by the violent protests at his Chicago convention, which were broken up by the club-wielding cops of Democratic Mayor Richard J. Daley.

Race riots in the cities, student riots on campus, and that riot of radicals in Chicago helped deliver America to Richard Nixon.

Came then the huge anti-Nixon, anti-war demonstrations of the fall of 1969, the protests in the spring of 1970 after the Cambodian invasion and the Kent State killings, and the Mayday siege by thousands of anarchists to shut down D.C. in 1971.

Again and again, Nixon rallied the Silent Majority to stand with him — and against them. Middle America did.

Hence, what did its association with protesters, radicals and Black Power militants do for the Democratic Party?

Where LBJ swept 44 states in 1964 and 61 percent of the vote, in 1968 Humphrey won 13 states and 43 percent.

In 1972, Nixon and Spiro Agnew swept 49 states, routing the champion of the countercultural left, George McGovern.

And the table had been set for California Governor Ronald Reagan, who defied campus rioters threatening him with violence thusly: “If it takes a bloodbath, let’s get it over with.”

 

Without the riots and bombings of the ’60s and ’70s, there might have been no Nixonian New Majority and no Reagan Revolution.

Today, with the raucous protests against President Trump and his travel ban, the disruption of Congressional town meetings, the blocking of streets every time a cop is involved in a shooting with a black suspect, and the rising vitriol in our politics, it is beginning to look like the 1960s again.

There are differences. In bombings, killings, beatings, arrests, arson, injuries and destruction of property, we are nowhere near 1968.

Still, the intolerant left seems to have melded more broadly and tightly with the Democratic Party of today than half a century ago.

Where Barry Goldwater joked about sawing off the East Coast and “letting it drift out into the Atlantic,” Californians today talk of secession. And much of Middle America would be happy to see them gone.

Where Nixon was credited with the “cooling of America” in 1972, and Reagan could credibly celebrate “Morning in America” in 1984, any such “return to normalcy” appears the remotest possibility now.

As with the EU, the cracks in the USA seem far beyond hairline fractures. Many sense the country could come apart. It did once before. And could Southerners and Northerners have detested each other much more than Americans do today?

Fifty years ago, the anti-Nixon demonstrators wanted out of Vietnam and an end to the draft. By 1972, they had gotten both. The long hot summers were over. The riots stopped.

But other than despising Trump and his “deplorables,” what great cause unites the left today? Even Democrats confess to not knowing Hillary Clinton’s presidential agenda.

From those days long ago, there returns to mind the couplet from James Baldwin’s famous book, from which he took his title:

“God gave Noah the rainbow sign/ No more water, the fire next time.”

 

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

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What Jeff Sessions Confirmation Means For The 2nd Amendment ~ VIDEO

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As Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be a strong advocate for gun owners and the Second Amendment.

USA –  -(Ammoland.com)-  With the recent confirmation of Jeff Sessions to Attorney General, gun owners and pro second amendment supporters could be heard breathing an audible sigh of relief.

The 52-47 vote confirmed the Senator from Alabama as The United State’s 84th Attorney General. Jeff Sessions is a long time supporter of the second amendment, and this support has even earned him an A+ rating from the NRA. When you take a look at President Trump’s cabinet, Sessions was on of the first politicians to support Trump’s fun for President.

In fact, shortly after his confirmation Executive Director of the NRA Chris W. Cox stated, “The NRA and our five million members would like to congratulate Jeff Sessions on his confirmation as attorney general. He will make America a safer place by prosecuting violent criminals while protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners.”

Jeff Sessions support for gun owners and the second amendment does not stop with empty promises.

A constitutional lawyer with great respect for the law, his record that shows that he is not afraid to act on his beliefs. Sessions has repeatedly stated that the people who should be refused the right to bear arms are criminals breaking current laws. He believes that enforcing these laws, not imposing new laws that only restrict those who are not criminals is the way to move forward.

Some of Session’s notable contributions toward maintaining the sanctity of the Second Amendment are:

  • In 2005, he fought for the Protection of Lawful Commerce of Arms Act, which would protect gun manufacturers from the threat of being implicated in crimes committed using guns they had produced.
  • Sessions actively worked to try to prevent the nominations of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, both of whom are actively against second amendment rights.
  • He is also opposed to and voted against the government being able to perform firearm confiscation in a state of emergency.
  • His belief in removing restraints on legal gun carriers by allowing national carry permits led him to vote for the National Right to Carry Amendment, which ultimately did not receive enough votes to pass.
  • He is also a strong supporter of Project Exile, which made violent gun crimes punishable with sentences to federal prisons. This project is credited with lowering crime rates in Virginia dramatically.

Possibly the most refreshing thing about Jeff Sessions is his understanding that making it harder for law abiding citizens to legally obtain firearms, no matter the type, does nothing to prevent criminals acquisition of firearms. According to Sessions, the only way an American Citizen should lose their Second Amendment rights to a firearm is through voluntary choice.

In his words, “People can forfeit their right to have a gun, and it can be a factor in receiving sentences and being prosecuted if you carry a gun, for example, during the commission of a crime. That can add penalty and convictions to you. I think that’s a legitimate and responsible restraint on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms”.

Those who do not support the second amendment should use this confirmation, and the upcoming confirmations for Solicitor General and the eagerly anticipated Supreme Court vacancy as a wake up call. The American people are tired of having their constitutional rights threatened, and they are appointing leadership that has already made moves to ensure the second amendment is safe.

The NRA is surely taking notes on those who voted against the confirmation of Sessions, and with only Democrat Joe Manchin III breaking party lines, there are many Democrats who will be receiving updated ratings.

It is exciting to think about a future in which criminals will be prosecuted in ways that do not also slander and criminalize those who are legal, law abiding gun owners.

Jeff Sessions’ strong record and his stated intentions are a breath of fresh air in a country where law abiding citizens have been criminalized for far too long.

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Pawns of Liberals

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By Walter E.Williams.

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Ordinary black people cannot afford to go along with the liberal agenda that calls for undermining police authority. That agenda makes for more black crime victims. Let’s look at what works and what doesn’t work.

In 1990, New York City adopted the practice in which its police officers might stop and question a pedestrian. If there was suspicion, they would frisk the person for weapons and other contraband. This practice, well within the law, is known as a Terry stop.

After two decades of this proactive police program, New York City’s homicides fell from over 2,200 per year to about 300. Blacks were the major beneficiaries of proactive policing. According to Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald — author of “The War on Cops” — seeing as black males are the majority of New York City’s homicide victims, more than 10,000 blacks are alive today who would not be had it not been for proactive policing.

The American Civil Liberties Union and other leftist groups brought suit against proactive policing. A U.S. District Court judge ruled that New York City’s “stop and frisk” policy violated the 14th Amendment’s promise of equal protection because black and Hispanic people were subject to stops and searches at a higher rate than whites. But the higher rate was justified. Mac Donald points out that while blacks are 23 percent of New York City’s population, they are responsible for 75 percent of shootings and 70 percent of robberies. Whites are 34 percent of the population of New York City. They are responsible for less than 2 percent of shootings and 4 percent of robberies.

If you’re trying to prevent shootings and robberies, whom are you going to focus most attention on, blacks or whites?

In 2015, 986 people were shot and killed by police. Of that number, 495 were white (50 percent), and 258 were black (26 percent). Liberals portray shootings by police as racist attacks on blacks. To solve this problem, they want police departments to hire more black police officers. It turns out that the U.S. Justice Department has found that black police officers in San Francisco and Philadelphia are likelier than whites to shoot and use force against black suspects. That finding is consistent with a study of 2,699 fatal police killings between 2013 and 2015, conducted by John R. Lott Jr. and Carlisle E. Moody of the Crime Prevention Research Center, showing that the odds of a black suspect’s being killed by a black police officer were consistently greater than the odds of a black suspect’s being killed by a white officer.

And little is said about cops killed. Mac Donald reports that in 2013, 42 percent of cop killers were black.

Academic liberals and civil rights spokespeople make the claim that the disproportionate number of blacks in prison is a result of racism. They ignore the fact that black criminal activity is many multiples of that of other racial groups. They argue that differential imprisonment of blacks is a result of the racist war on drugs. Mac Donald says that state prisons contain 88 percent of the nation’s prison population. Just 4 percent of state prisoners are incarcerated for drug possession. She argues that if drug offenders were removed from the nation’s prisons, the black incarceration rate would go down from about 37.6 percent to 37.4 percent.

The vast majority of blacks in prison are there because of violent crime — and mostly against black people.

That brings us to the most tragic aspect of black crime. The primary victims are law-abiding black people who must conduct their lives in fear. Some parents serve their children meals on the floor and sometimes put them to sleep in bathtubs so as to avoid stray bullets. The average American does not live this way and would not tolerate it. And that includes the white liberals who support and make excuses for criminals. Plain decency mandates that we come to the aid of millions of law-abiding people under siege.

For their part, black people should stop being pawns for white liberals and support the police who are trying to protect them.

About Walter E.Williams

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. Williams is also the author of several books. Among these are The State Against Blacks, later made into a television documentary, America: A Minority Viewpoint, All It Takes Is Guts, South Africa’s War Against Capitalism, More Liberty Means Less Government, Liberty Versus The Tyranny of Socialism, and recently his autobiography, Up From The Projects.

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NRA Applauds Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

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I watched President Trump nominate Judge Neil Gorsuch to be a Supreme Court Justice.

I listened to Judge Neil Gorsuch speech and I was convinced he his the man for the court appointment.

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Fairfax, Va. — The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the United States Supreme Court.

“President Trump has made an outstanding choice in nominating Judge Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. He has an impressive record that demonstrates his support for the Second Amendment,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA.

“We urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, just as it did in confirming him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by a unanimous voice vote.”

During his tenure on the Tenth Circuit, Gorsuch has demonstrated his belief that the Constitution should be applied as the framers intended. To that end, he has supported the individual right to self-defense. Specifically, he wrote in an opinion that “the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own firearms and may not be infringed lightly.”

“On behalf of our five million members, the NRA strongly supports Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. We will be activating our members and tens of millions of supporters throughout the country in support of Judge Gorsuch. He will protect our right to keep and bear arms and is an outstanding choice to fill Justice Scalia’s seat,” concluded Cox.

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Follow the NRA on social at Facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and Twitter @NRA.

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Active Danger To Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit Holders

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Attention Virginians your rights are being trampled on stand up and stop the abuse.

Please help me spread the word of these abuses.

Active Danger To Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit Holders

Active Danger To Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit Holders

Virginia – -(Ammoland.com)- There have been some real problems with Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) holders being stopped in Maryland and the Virginia State Police telling Maryland law enforcement that the driver has a Virginia CHP.

There is a bill in the General Assembly that will put an end to that issue, BUT THE SITUATION HAS JUST GOTTEN EVEN MORE URGENT.

Two days ago the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, whose rulings affect Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and South Carolina, said that during a stop an officer can frisk ANYONE AT WILL if he believes THEY HAVE A GUN, whether possessed LEGALLY OR ILLEGALLY – including being possessed by those who have a CHP!

So now, if you are stopped in Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina, and the officer finds out you have a CHP, he can frisk you without the need to have either reasonable, articulable suspicion or probable cause that you are armed AND dangerous.

This was a horrendous decision.

THE SOLUTION

Senator Stuart’s SB 1023 is the solution. SB 1023 prohibits the Virginia State Police from sharing a person’s CHP status with any state that does not honor a Virginia CHP. That makes perfect sense. If a state considers our CHPs to be nothing more than toilet paper, why even bother telling that state that you have such a “worthless” permit?

The good news is that HB 1023 cleared the Senate Courts of Justice today and is headed to the Senate Floor and then to the House.

Our critical challenge is that we need to get as many legislators of both parties on board to be in a position to override a possible veto by the Governor.

ACTION ITEM

WE NEED **ALL** OF YOU TO SEND THE MESSAGE BELOW TO YOUR SENATOR TO 1) DRUM UP SUPPORT AND 2) TO EDUCATE THE SENATORS ON THE NEW FOURTH CIRCUIT RULING.

This is one bill that many Senators, who normally are not good on guns, might well support!

Click here to send the pre-written message to your Senator and please do this NOW:

LET’S GET THIS DONE, VCDL!!

About Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):

Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.

For more information, visit: www.vcdl.org.

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Defiant Anti-Gunners – The Same Old Playbook In Wake Of Trump Victory

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We can expect Little Shannon Watts and her band of harpies will continue with their shrill voices spewing propaganda.

We can also expect San Fran Nan and her DemocRat stooges helping by lying about guns and making asses of themselves on the House and Senate floor.

The whole bunch of the anti gun loons are dancing to the tune of puppet masters Little Mikey Bloomberg and the Nazi Collaborator George Soros.

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- It is very encouraging to think about the opportunities that await America’s gun owners under the new Trump administration. I am optimistic that we will be able to repair the faults of two Obama terms and advance our firearms freedom in the coming months and years. Your NRA is hard at work to ensure we do just that.

The clear takeaway from November’s historic election is that America is eager to change business as usual in Washington, D.C.   

But gun control advocates, most of whom avidly supported Hillary Clinton, have once again proven themselves to be out of touch and behind the curve by doggedly clinging to their old playbook and their old agenda, despite the electorate’s clear repudiation of their tactics and ideas.

One of the biggest signs that the hard anti-gun left won’t change course is the re-election of Nancy Pelosi as House Democratic leader.

As the Washington Post put it, “Pelosi easily toppled Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), a seven-term lawmaker who launched an upstart bid to lead House Democrats … in response to the party’s disappointing November election results and concerns that Democrats have become out of touch with working class voters in key swing states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio.”

Pelosi is steeped in the anti-gun dogma of her hometown of San Francisco. Less than a month before the presidential election, she insisted on Twitter that House Republicans give their Democrat colleagues a “#gunvote.”  Last summer, she facilitated a partisan “sit-in” on the House Floor demanding that they take up legislation to ban firearm purchases by those on secret government lists and to ban private firearm transfers.  Pelosi even ludicrously declared at one point that the sit-in would continue “until hell freezes over.” Instead, it lasted about 16 hours and featured social media, pillows, donuts, pizza, and a catered buffet.

The political stunt accomplished nothing of substance, other than causing disruption to official government business and expense to U.S. taxpayers.

The “sit-in” demonstrated that Pelosi and other anti-gun Democrats consider themselves above the rules

The “sit-in” demonstrated that Pelosi and other anti-gun Democrats consider themselves above the rules

While a waste of time, the “sit-in” demonstrated that Pelosi and other anti-gun Democrats consider themselves above the rules. And not just the rules that they would impose upon ordinary Americans, but the rules Congress has imposed on itself to ensure a minimum level of decorum and order while it pursues the peoples’ business.

We can expect similar behavior from Pelosi’s anti-gun caucus whenever they do not get their way. We can also expect that Pelosi will push the coastal Democrats’ same old gun control agenda at every opportunity.

We saw evidence late last year that the gun ban ploy of messaging to exploit emotions before facts are known remains standard operating procedure. Ohio State University was the latest example, as a Somali refugee reportedly inspired by ISIS rammed his car into a group of people and then charged after bystanders with a knife.

Shannon Watts, Michael Bloomberg’s chief mouthpiece for Moms Demand Action, immediately took to social media and tweeted, “For school shooting victims it’s not too soon to discuss our nation’s lax gun laws – it’s too late. Ohio State University.”

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, Clinton’s running mate, was soon to join Watts in pushing the anti-gun narrative, tweeting, “the senseless act of gun violence at Ohio State … .” After fellow Twitter users blasted Kaine for his out-of-touch political opportunism and inaccurate portrayal of events, he issued a follow-up message in which he admitted the “attacker used a vehicle and knife.”

What Watts and Kaine didn’t say was that no firearm was involved except the one used by a good guy on the scene, Ohio State police officer Alan Horujko. Officer’s Horujko’s quick intervention in neutralizing the attacker undoubtedly prevented further loss of innocent life, a fact that was appropriately recognized by Vice President Mike Pence. “Fast action by law enforcement saved many innocent lives today,” Pence wrote on his own Twitter account.  Notably, Vice President Pence didn’t publicly discuss the tragedy until the facts were known.

But innocent lives were not the concern of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which used the attack to encourage its followers to say “NO” to guns “in college campuses.” University officials had broadcast a message to “Run Hide Fight” during the attack, but anyone forced into that last option against the armed attacker would clearly have been at a disadvantage. And just as clearly, the Brady Campaign and their fellow gun control supporters want to keep it that way.

Against the clearest possible example of the lifesaving benefits of an armed good guy on the scene of an attempted massacre, Brady insisted that potential victims should continue to face would-be killers on unequal terms.

Shortly after the November election, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre congratulated pro-gun voters for giving Hillary Clinton a permanent political vacation. The 69-year-old Clinton was on the losing side of the biggest political upset in modern history; proved unpopular with voters across the spectrum; and was dogged throughout her campaign with questions about her hypocrisy and duplicity. But not even a month after the election, veteran reporter and Clinton chronicler Ron Fournier signaled the former secretary of state had “plans to keep her options open for 2020.”

As disappointed as gun control supporters were in 2016, they remain as firmly entrenched in their old ideology and agenda and as impervious to reality and rejection as ever.  It would be a mistake, however, to assume that they’re going away.

We cannot forget that our victories in 2016 were the result of an unprecedented effort by tens of millions of NRA members and supporters who knocked on doors, contributed funds, volunteered time, and continued to press for freedom at every opportunity.  These tireless efforts were truly historic.  But it wasn’t easy, and those arrayed against us mounted an unprecedented level of spending in elections at all levels of government.  We can be certain that they will continue to attack our freedoms wherever and whenever they have the opportunity.  It’s not in their nature to learn from their continued mistakes.

When reality clashes with the hard left’s ideology, they choose ideology every time. And nowhere is this more evident than in the case of gun control. That’s why anti-gun politicians will disrupt official government business to “protest” their own colleagues; and why a gun control organization will insist that college students must remain unarmed even as the victims of an apparent terrorist attack on campus are trying to recover from their injuries.

So we must be ever vigilant in the defense of our firearms freedom.  Because our opponents’ agenda remains what it has always been — to take that freedom away.

There are always going to be those who believe their views are superior to everyone else and that they must therefore dictate the conditions of everyone else’s lives. 

Because whatever else happens in America, there are always going to be those who believe their views are superior to everyone else and that they must therefore dictate the conditions of everyone else’s lives. Guns – or at least private gun ownership – have no place in the society they envision.

We have no reason to believe that Michael Bloomberg is going away anytime soon

We have no reason to believe that Michael Bloomberg is going away anytime soon

We have no reason to believe that Michael Bloomberg or George Soros are going away anytime soon. But even if they did, the next generation of anti-gun financiers are ready to replace them. Hollywood moguls, tech billionaires, globalists, and crass entertainers desperate to broadcast their own superior virtue will remain anti-gun fixtures, especially in the wake of an election in which the American people so thoroughly repudiated their views.

The anti-gun bills have been written and the media talking points to support them are already scripted. The “studies” to “prove” guns are incompatible with civil society and public health are underway. A generation is being raised in cities with virtually no exposure to the sporting traditions that have imbued hunters with a reverence for nature and the thrill of the chase.

And pacified adults on college campuses are told that when confronted with lethal aggression, run and hide if you can, and fight if you must, but you’ll have to improvise your defense with books, chairs, and fire extinguishers. Because somehow the bad guys always know how to use their guns for evil, yet you can never be trusted to use yours for good.

We proved once again that NRA remains the most powerful political force in America with our historic election-day victory.  With focus, drive, determination, and working together, we can prove the point once again in the U.S. Congress and the state legislatures, but only if we are resolute in understanding that our opponents will continue to press for advantage. 

The fight for freedom continues.

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