Favorite Important Facts about the Pending Assault Weapons Ban!

Assault Weapons

Assault WeaponsWhether in America or anywhere else in the world our hearts break for the families of the victims from the recent malevolent acts. 

The prospect of a renewed assault weapons ban in the wake of the CT school massacre has many people running scared.  There is fear our 2nd amendment rights are in jeopardy because of political upheaval and over reaction.

The media has put 100% focus on assault weapons as being the real problem.  As usual the media is wrong and here is why:

 1)   Statistics show, unlike handguns or shotguns, rifles account for only a fraction of homicides in the US.

  • FACT: of the 12,664 Murder Victims last year, an Assault Rifle killed only 323.
  • In both Paducah KY and the Columbine CO shootings NO Assault Weapons were used…  Bet you didn’t hear that in the Media. Why?
  • The Virginia Tech Shooter used handguns not Assault Rifles.
  • On the same day as the Newtown Massacre, 22 students were stabbed with a knife at a grade school in China. Bet you didn’t hear that in the Media.  Why?
  • The worst school massacre was not a shooting at all. 
  •  Bath Township, MI 1927
    • 45 Dead and not a single shooting death.
    • Andrew Kehoe bombed the school because of a tax levy used to fund the school. Not mentioned in the media.

Visit http://wolffiles.blogspot.com/2012/12/worst-school-massacre-in-us-history-not.html for more info.

2)   Guns don’t kill people, it’s an inanimate object – it does not think or have feelings.

  1. Evil acts do not exist in inanimate objects such as knives, explosives or firearms.  An evil act solely exists in the hearts and minds of people.
    1.  A lot of folks will say Gun Control is the answer but they are wrong.  It’s a problem of our Mental Health Care System.
    2.   Too many Assault Weapons is not the problem.
  2. Decades of decomposing our inpatient psychiatric hospitals.
    1. Insurance companies only pay for social workers and nurses even for the extreme mentally ill rather than including psychologists and psychiatrists’.
    1. Most mentally ill patients today receive less than an hour a week (if that) with a social worker.
    2. Most nurses prescribe psychoactive medications.
    3. Gatekeepers for insurance companies turn most emergency room visits away for inpatient psychiatric treatment requests.
    4. No communication exists between law enforcement and psychiatry professionals about dangerous individuals.
    5. The problem solely rests on our broken health care system NOT GUNS.

Visit http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/12/17/why-cant-america-care-for-mentally-ill/ for more info.

 3)   Sign the petition today to have your congressman and/or senator put a stop to the over reaction.

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Nation

Let’s Have That Conversation About Guns: Schlichter
Armed Citizen Shoots Gunman Attacking People at Movie Theater: Sooper
Boehner Can’t Give Away the House Fast Enough: RS

So if we’re going to have that ‘national conversation on guns’…: Instapundit
Gov. Nikki Haley appoints Rep. Tim Scott to DeMint’s seat: RedAlert
Mall shooter killed himself after seeing gun carrier aiming at him: Scoop

Longtime Senator From Hawaii Daniel Inouye Dead At The Age Of 88: Ace
God Suffers With Us: DLim
Why can’t America care for the mentally ill?: Fox

Invincible Ignorance: Sowell
How Do We Know Ban Wouldn’t Have Stopped Adam Lanza?: Reason
Conscience, Not Guns: Prager

Economy

Obama’s Stealth Redistribution Strategy: Ushanka
10 Million Middle Class Families Face New Tax Under Obamacare: ATR
Judge Judy Confronts Entitlement Slacker, Hilarity Ensues: Bruce

Forget the 1%, Check Out Government Workers!: RS
Special Report: The Right to Work demonstrations in Lansing: Scoop
Obama makes new offer to narrow gap on cliff: Politico

Scandal Central

Mark Levin: Why Obama didn’t mention Fort Hood massacre at Sandy Hook vigil…: Scoop
Clinton And Kerry Get A Free Ride From The Press: IBD
Patterico on Tommy Christopher and the ‘Wheelerization’ of Steven Crowder: RSM

Media

Factual weaponry for the stalwart foot soldiers fighting on behalf of the 2nd Amendment: Bookworm
The Implicit Racism of Ezra Klein: Innocent Bystanders
States with Stricter Gun Control Laws Are Less Safe: PJM

Furnishing Your Tidy Little Mind: RSM
Associated Press Story: Believe It or Not Mass Killings Are Not on the Rise, They Are on the Decline: Blaze
Village Voice Winds The Dog Whistle: Slack

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien Urges Obama to “Track” People and Firearms: AIM
Media myths on ‘assault weapons’ and ‘semiautomatic firearms’: Exam
The Clueless Words of a Man Who Fears Guns, But Doesn’t Respect Them: Marfdrat

Mark Levin: Did you notice Obama didn’t mention Fort Hood as a massacre at Sandy Hook vigil?: Scoop
Penn And Teller On Gun Control: Ace
ABC and CBS Skip News of Tim Scott’s Historic Senate Appointment: NB

World

DISARMING AMERICA: Rebuttal of Ed Markey’s and other Democrats’ blatant lies: CDN
Banning Handguns Produced More Gun Crime in Britain: MB
The Principal Product of Malmö: Jew-Hatred: GoV

Europe Has Same Rate of Multiple Victim Shootings as the United States: FPM
Hope And Change: America Falls Out Of Top 10 Most Prosperous Countries For First Time: WZ
“Greece is not Japan”: ZH

While Obama lectures us on personal responsibility…: Instapundit
First Photo of Marine Jailed in Mexico Sent to Family From Anonymous Mexican Email Account: Blaze
Narrative FAIL: Woman Carrying Concealed Weapon At Nail Salon Stops Armed Robbery: WZ

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue.com/Tech)

“Gun” “Control”: TechCrunch
Iranian computers targeted by new malicious data wiper program: Ars Technica
Stallman and Ubuntu: Sticks and Stones and a Blogosphere Brawl: Linux Insider

Cornucopia

Life After Sex Work: Daily Beast
Sandy Hook Referenced in Dark Knight Rises: PP Simmons
Tyranny and the Monopoly of Arms: Mises

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QOTD: “There is no system in place—at all—that routes very sick mentally ill individuals, especially those at risk for violence, to forensic psychiatry professions truly skilled to evaluate them. In any case, the numbers of such professionals are extremely low and their use largely limited to evaluating and treating those who have already committed sex crimes or very violent acts, including murder.

Clinicians in ERs and in clinics, whose resources are already stretched dangerously thin—are loathe to file the paperwork that would force hospitalization on the unwilling or force medications on individuals who need them and refuse them, if they are lucky enough to get hospital care.” –Dr. Keith Ablow

Doug Ross @ Journal

The Psy-Ops War on Preppers: This Has Become a Two-For-the-Price-of-One Crisis

This article has been generously shared with our community by long-time contributor Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper.

First of all, where is the headquarters of this “Doomsday Preppers Movement” I’ve been reading about?  And where can I sign up? I didn’t realize there was an organized movement, one deserving of capital letters.  Who is the leader of this “movement”?  I’d like to meet him (or her) immediately!

The propaganda machine is not only going after guns in the wake of the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School – this has become a two-for-the-price-of-one crisis, allowing the government and media to yet again, demonize preppers.

Psychological Warfare: Various techniques are used, by any set of groups, and aimed to influence a target audience’s value systems, belief systems, emotions, motives, reasoning, or behavior. It is used to induce confessions or reinforce attitudes and behaviors favorable to the originator’s objectives, and are sometimes combined with black operations or false flag tactics. Target audiences can be governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.

Yesterday the mainstream media began churning out articles about Nancy Lanza, the mother of the shooter, Adam Lanza.  When you read the following quotes, ask yourself: “How many of these comments could describe ME?”

A few descriptive quotes:

  • Nancy was a member of the Doomsday Preppers movement, which believes people should prepare for end of the world. (Riehl World View)
  • According to reports, Nancy Lanza was a so-called ‘prepper’, a part of the survivalist movement which urges individuals to prepare for the breakdown of society by training with weapons and hoarding food and other supplies.  ( The UK Independent)
  • Reports are starting to emerge of the troubled young man and his unusual upbringing.  (Yahoo)
  • Dan Holmes, owner of a landscaping firm who worked on the family’s home, said she was an avid gun collector: ‘She told me she would go target shooting with her kids.’ (UK Daily Mail)
  • Marsha Lanza described Nancy as ‘self-reliant’.( The UK Independent)
  • He was reportedly homeschooled by his mother, a school principal and gun enthusiast, who wasn’t satisfied with the education her son was receiving.. (Yahoo)
  • As America searches for answers, investigators are turning towards Nancy Lanza’s supposed identification as a survivalist.  (Yahoo)
  • Her former sister-in-law Marsha said she had turned her home ‘into a fortress’.  (UK Daily Mail)
  • Mother of Sandy Hook school gunman Adam Lanza was a ‘prepper’ survivalist preparing for economic and social collapse, say reports. ( The UK Independent)
  • Mrs Lanza is thought to have trained her sons, Adam and Ryan to shoot, even taking them to local ranges. ( The UK Independent)
  • ‘Nancy had a survivalist philosophy which is why she was stockpiling guns. She had them for defense. She was stockpiling food. She grew up on a farm in New Hampshire. She was skilled with guns. We talked about preppers and preparing for the economy collapsing.’  (UK Daily Mail)

Gee…they say this stuff like it’s a BAD thing.

Let’s see.

  • Stockpiles (or hoards) food….check.
  • Takes children target shooting….check.
  • Preparing for economic and/or social collapse….check.
  • Serious about home defense….check.
  • Home is well-fortified against criminals….check.
  • Skilled with weapons….check.
  • Survivalist philosophy….check.
  • Self-reliant….check.
  • Believes that we are capable of educating our children at home….check.
Nancy Lanza’s description could apply to nearly any prepper.  Preppers have been cast in an ugly light for quite some time.  We are painted as camo-clad survivalists, clenching a knife in our teeth while unloading an automatic weapon into some real or imagined threat.  After our Rambo-esque rampage, we will crouch in the forest by a campfire, shoveling down an MRE while glaring suspiciously into the dark, a large Katana hunting knife close at hand with which to dispatch the next enemy.

The assault on preppers through the media is becoming more and more focused.  Let’s look at some recent examples.

We were described last month by emergency manager Valerie Lucus-MacEwen as “socially selfish” – even though the existence of prepared people makes her supplies go further to help the unprepared.  In an editorial meant for other emergency managers, Ms. Lucus-MacEwen arrogantly asserted, “You might wonder why someone like me, who has been in the business of encouraging disaster preparedness for a very long time, is so critical of people who are doing just that. It’s because they are being socially selfish – preparing themselves and the hell with everyone else.  Instead of spending time and energy making changes that would benefit the larger community, in their very narrow focus of loyalty they are more concerned about themselves.”

The National Geographic program Doomsday Preppers also has had a lot to do with the demonization of preppers – it’s a full-court press propaganda attack against preppers.  The program finds the most outrageous examples of preparedness possible and edits to make them look foolish.  An article on the American Preppers Network explains the modus operandi:

The show severely skews Preppers in an effort that can be summed up as “making good television”.  This is evident not only through viewing the show itself, but through the format they have built the show around.  Some highlights of that format include:

  • Featuring one Prepper for 15 minutes only, ensuring that you don’t get too comfortable with them or learn very much about them
  • Requiring each guest to pigeon-hole themselves into one thing they are preparing for – almost always a “doomsday” scenario
  • Creating conflict and drama via their “experts” who review the segment and then condemn or condone what the Prepper has done – all within the context of the “one thing” they’re preparing for

Do you really believe that each of the families on that show only focus on one particular scenario?  No – they are portrayed in a way to marginalize the philosophy of preparedness.  We, as preppers, are a threat to the powers that be.

One participant on the show, David Sarti, learned that his appearance could have serious ramifications.  Mr. Sarti “took one for the team” when, only days after the program aired, however, David Sarti was declared “mentally incompetent”….and his guns were seized.  All of them.  Mr. Sarti, who has no criminal record, is no longer allowed to own guns.  He tells his story here.

Apparently, the constitution no longer applies to those who are categorized as preppers.

The accusation of insanity came after he went to see his cardiologist for some chest pains and shortness of breath.  So far, it sounds sane and rational to me.  The cardiologist, Dr. Andre C. Olivier, whose name and contact information I am delighted to publish, had Mr. Sarti held at the hospital for psychiatric evaluation and broke doctor patient confidentiality by contacting the authorities.

Then it really went to hell on a greased slide.  Mr. Sarti, because of his stay in the psychiatric unit, was then declared “mentally incompetent”.  His very large collection of guns was then stolen removed from his possession.  He is no longer allowed to own weapons.

Earlier this month, Maryland resident Terry Porter had his home descended upon by 150 armed federal agents and local police officers. The raid also included helicopters, SWAT crews, armored vehicles and excavation equipment.

His crimes?  He was known as a prepper, he was unhappy with the reelection of Barack Obama, and he owned guns. He “openly admitted being a prepper.”

So, why all the vilification? Why are preppers the new “boogeymen”?  Why are we being pigeonholed as people who homeschool our kids and turn them into mass murderers of elementary school students?

Simple…because we don’t NEED help.  We do not require the assistance of the government.  We don’t need to line up for 5 hours to wait for a paltry bottle of water and an MRE after a hurricane strikes. We don’t call 911 and hide in a closet waiting for the police to arrive.

Preppers threaten the very existence of all of the social safety nets that are set up.  We can’t be easily manipulated by the offer of a free flu shot and a grocery store gift card in exchange for our weapons.  We think critically and don’t automatically accept the programming of the mainstream media, whose job it is to provide people with the opinions that they should hold.  We don’t shovel in the HFCS-laden genetically modified crap, otherwise known as “food”, killing our brain cells and dumbing us down into cattle to be easily led to slaughter.

We are the last bastion of independent self-reliant thinkers.  And the powers that be are very afraid of those who think for themselves, rather than regurgitating the media-presented party line.

I don’t know why Adam Lanza went on a rampage and killed 26 people last week.  But I do know that it wasn’t because his mother was a homeschooling prepper who stored up food and taught him to fire a gun at a paper target.

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Contributed by Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper.


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