Friday, October 24, 2014
“It's like my feeling about gun control,” he volunteered when asked about politically-correct pressure to change the name of the Washington Redskins. "I get it. You have the right to have guns. But look, let's forget that right. Let's forget the pleasure you get safely on your range, because it's in the wrong hands in other places."
Given the timing and subject of these e-mails, it seems clear that Jarrett quickly became a key player in the Fast and Furious cover-up in the immediate aftermath of the revelation that Holder had lied to Congress.
You know, the more chaos in the streets (jihadi attacks, Ferguson riots, etc.), the more popular the armed citizenry is going to become with folks who previously were hoplophobes.
With purchases spread out during one year. (If you think you have that long.)
CT gun grabbers should take note. Blood dancers disappointed at Canadian jihadi's choice of weapons but two attacks illustrate the impossibility of defending against Fourth Generation Warfare.
Confusion reigns in the firearm-ignorant press, with the Canadian jihadi's weapon described as a "30-30 Winchester lever action shotgun." From the photographs (above and those at the scene) it seems plain that the weapon was in fact a Model 94 rifle in caliber .30-30. This comes as a distinct disappointment to the firearm confiscationist blood dancers who no doubt are weeping that a semi-auto "assault rifle" was not used. In the American context, the gun grabbers understand that, as much as they'd like, lever-action rifles are off the menu for now since to advocate their confiscation would be to rouse the great, somnambulant giant known as Elmer Fudd and fill him with a terrible resolve. (It remains to be seen how a drug addict living in a homeless shelter was able to conceal the long gun.)
Much has been been speculated upon in what passes for the cable news "press" about the precise links between the Parliament shooter and the other Canadian jihadi who plowed into soldiers with his car the day before (killing one) and their links to ISIS -- as if that matters. They are missing the whole point of 4th Generation Warfare. No orders need be given, no money needs to change hands. In 4GW, the targets are known and understood by all, the individual actions are targeted to specific enemy vulnerabilities. It is the IDEA that is weaponized. This makes defending against such attacks almost impossible, since you cannot kill an idea, nor can you trace a command structure that doesn't exist, nor "decapitate" it if you could find it.
As for the individuals who carry out the attacks, the only concern is how to avoid detection while sizing up, stalking and taking down the command structure of your enemy -- the war makes and decision takers. In retrospect we should be grateful that this jihadi didn't think that through and went for a common, unarmed soldier at a war memorial rather that heading directly for the high-value targets on Parliament Hill.
As disappointed as the gun confiscationists must be at the facts of this case, they (especially those in the state of Connecticut) should pay attention to this truth -- if you start a civil war by raiding heretofore law-abiding Americans for their politically-incorrect firearms, you will not be able to defend against the 4GW attacks that you spark. And, I daresay, the folks who come after the warmakers and decision takers in righteous self-defense in the context of an American civil war that the gun raiders start will not be addled, inadequate jihadis.
As an aside, and totally unrelated, are you sure, Governor Malloy, that you don't want to publicly declare that enforcement of your Intolerable Act will be suspended until the Supreme Court has a chance to rule? Or are you going to give in to the darker impulses of Mike "KGB" Lawlor and start the gun raids after your re-election? Some reflections upon the lessons of 4GW might be in order, don't you think? I'm just trying to help you out, here.
It is no secret to my friends that the M-3A1 "Grease Gun" has long been my favorite submachine gun. (It is also no secret to the ATF, apparently, since three times in the 90s snitches tried to offer me one for sale in a "can't miss" deal. Each time I picked up the phone and called the state police and the snitch went away. The devil, it must be said, knows your temptations better than you do so be prepared to resist them.)
I first fired an original M-3 back in the 70s -- a specimen that bore no paperwork since it had been stolen by someone else, who stole it from someone else, who, presumably, stole it from Uncle Sugar. This was during my Benedict Arnold period when I handled quite a lot of illegal weapons. I have loved that clunky, junky SMG chambered in the justly revered caliber of .45 ACP ever since.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
A human blockade temporarily formed on I-75/85 northbound Wednesday evening as protesters halted traffic. The incident was part of a protest in response to the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of a 18-year-old African-American by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.
Even as the authorities worked to confirm that Mr. Spencer was infected with Ebola, it emerged that he traveled from Manhattan to Brooklyn on the subway on Wednesday night, when he went to a bowling alley, and then took a taxi home.
This is the first time that the Obama administration has provided a detailed listing of all records being withheld from Congress and the American people about the deadly Fast and Furious gun running scandal. The 1307-page “draft” Vaughn index was emailed to Judicial Watch at 8:34 p.m. last night, a few hours before a federal court-ordered deadline. In its cover letter, the Department of Justice asserts that all of the responsive records described in the index are “subject to the assertion of executive privilege.”
Also unexamined is how demonstrable personal biases of a prosecutor, and the career interests of staff attorneys reporting to him, impact the course of impartial justice for defendants and protect the interests of all the people. Whether this will result in change of venue attempts or even bar complaints are also questions yet to be answered.
Interested in hearing from any Threepers who intend to go to this. Please email me at GeorgeMason1776ATaolDOTcom.
Based on what Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan has said about gun control, it's hard to see what the National Rifle Association would find appealing about him. He has said that although he opposed the strict new gun control legislation Gov. Martin O'Malley championed two years ago, he would not seek to repeal it. In various forums, he has said he supports background checks for all gun sales, wants tighter restrictions to prevent those suffering from mental illness from getting guns and would not seek to change Maryland's strict standards for issuing concealed-carry permits. Yet on Monday, the NRA's Political Victory Fund endorsed Mr. Hogan and lauded his "support and commitment to the Second Amendment."
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Another volunteer for the Julius Streicher award: "Islamists may draw our attention, but we need to keep an eye on Bundy and his ilk."