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I’ll be the first person to admit that I’m not really a country music fan. Now, before you start a flame war in the comments, understand, I don’t have a moral issue with country music, it’s just a personal preference (trust me, you’ll probably dislike some of my musical choices, too. We can still be friends.).

Having said that, I’m going to be checking out a country artist that I hadn’t heard of before I came across this song. Dustin Collins recorded a song which perfectly nails the feelings that gun owners have towards anti-gun whiners like Mom Demand Action. The song is called “Cold Dead Hands,” and you’ll find yourself wanting to sing along. Don’t believe me? Read the first verse:

There’s a rifle in my closet, Made in 1893

Carved right on the barrel it says Winchester Company

It’s been passed through generations, I’ve been taught to use it well

It’s put food there on the table, And it ain’t never been for sale

There’s people on my TV, telling me what’s right and wrong

Not one damn gun of mine, has ever pulled the trigger on its own

Those six lines give you the idea of the entire song, and I’m willing to bet that every anti-gunner who comes across it will want to run for their safe spaces to keep from hearing something as offensive as common sense. Because Collins is right: no gun ever pulls a trigger on its own. And, then, he gives us the chorus:

From my Cold Dead Hands

It’s about you and me, ain’t no redneck thing, why don’t you understand

You can bitch and moan, all you want

You’ll get my gun from my Cold Dead Hands

Collins, who is from Kentucky told AWR Hawkins that:

Without the Second Amendment there is no First Amendment. There’s nothing that stops anybody from coming and taking what you worked hard for. To me it’s just a very simple fact of life; it’s freedom, that’s what owning a gun is. It’s the very foundation of freedom.”

Watch the video for Collins song below:

Collins gets it, and, if there is any justice in this world, he’ll be a country music superstar this year.

Share this with your friends, both gun-friendly, and, maybe especially, your anti-gunner friends.

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Typically, when you hear someone talk about gun control, they try to moderate it by using terms that don’t make them sound like the type of nutcase who blindly trusts government to do the right thing (which is what they are). They’ll use terms like “common sense gun control” or “common sense gun reform.”

The first question that you have to ask is “What is common sense?” because, in my experience, common sense is actually pretty uncommon, and they probably don’t have it. It’s when you start pushing them for specifics (or when they think that you’re on their side) that the disturbing truth comes out.

A perfect example is Mark Glaze who is the former executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (as if any mayors are for illegal guns). Glaze wrote a piece for a new anti-gun group called Guns Down. The NRA Institute for Legislative Action tells us about Glaze’s article:

Writing on behalf of a new gun control group called Guns Down, Glaze endorsed mandatory firearm owner licensing, alluded to a “government buy-back” for commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, and called for restrictions that would prevent even the law-abiding from accessing guns.

In a departure from Everytown’s messaging, Glaze downplayed the importance of background checks, claiming that they “alone aren’t the answer.” According to Glaze, “To truly tackle the gun violence epidemic, lawmakers must go further – after the guns themselves.”

Glaze’s central thesis, and Guns Down’s organizing principle, is that there are too many guns in private hands the U.S.; regardless of whether those guns are lawfully or unlawfully possessed. This oversimplified view of gun ownership harkens back to the handgun prohibitionist messaging of the 1970s and 80s.

Think about that for a moment. Glaze is advocating “mandatory firearm owner licensing.” In other words, he says that you don’t have a Constitutional right to have your firearm. He thinks that you don’t have a right to have a firearm unless the government gives you that right.

Now, we can get into a long argument about where rights come from, but I’ll just mention that the Founding Fathers believed that our rights, including the 2nd Amendment, are inalienable. In other words, our rights don’t come from government; we have them because we are human beings.

Radicals like Glaze need to wake up to the reality of the fallacy of thinking gun control brings safety, and they need to stop treating government like God, as if government is where rights originate from. It’s that kind of ridiculous thinking that caused our Founding Fathers to fight off King George in the first place.

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Without warning, the morons making gun laws in Massachusetts have created one on July 20thMaura_Healey that backfired on them.

In an apparent power move, Mass. AG Maura Healey put into effect a law that ended the sale of all AR-15’s and AK-47’s in the state … including “copycat” versions.

This power trip will backfire, because it causes a reduction in tax revenue for the State.

From The Right to Bear:

Mass. AG Maura Healey shocked Second Amendment supporters when she issued the directive on July 20.

“Gun manufacturers have manufactured these weapons as legal versions of prohibited guns,” Healey told reporters. “These weapons are illegal. They are copies or duplicates of banned weapons, and they cannot be bought or sold in Massachusetts.”

“The gun industry doesn’t get to decide what’s compliant (with state law),” Healey added. “We do.”

Wow, what a power trip.

But the activists are fighting back, for even more “backfire”…

Gun rights supporters also turned up in droves to rallies at the state capital. One of the demonstrations organized by the Massachusetts’ Rifle Association garnered thousands of protesters.

The association, one of the nation’s oldest active gun clubs, has been vocal about its disdain for the ban and the manner in which Healey accomplished it. The group told that the lack of clarity and sweeping language creates a dangerous level of uncertainty that should concern all 2A supporters.

“If allowed to stand, this creates an intolerable precedent. This allows a single individual to redefine a law 22 years after being passed. It declares that otherwise lawful members of society are now felons based on them following the law of the land for the last 22 years,” the group told via Facebook. “This is not the creation of a new law, it’s the destruction of the rule of law.”

Gun store owners don’t know which guns they can sell, and which ones they can’t.  The public is confused, and because of this power trip … they have less choices for protection.

Remember, gun control isn’t just about controlling the sale of weapons, it’s about control … period.  This outright power trip by the Mass. AG proves that.  She seems to forget who the Government works for.

The continued “backfire” will be fun to watch, though.

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In Loris, SC a 75 year old woman was home with her infant great-granddaughterWoman taking gun from purse and 9 year old foster daughter.

Then the unimaginable happened … they got robbed by a male and female suspect.

During the chaos, which included the male using a stun gun on the older woman, the tide began to turn as she made it to her bedroom.

“Dirty Harry” comes to mind when we read what happened next (from The Right to Bear):

She added the the male suspect pushed her to the floor, but she managed to get up and make it to her bedroom where she kept a gun.

“I said, ‘You want to play with guns?’” Ring said as she demonstrated how she pointed the weapon at the suspects.

Ring said when she shot the suspect, he fell against the refrigerator in the kitchen and both took off.

Emphasis ours.

We can’t imagine what might have happened if we didn’t have a 2nd Amendment, and this older woman couldn’t have defended herself and her family in this “Dirty Harry” moment.

But we do have the 2nd, and she was able to defend herself … thankfully.

Guess those punks didn’t feel that lucky on that day in South Carolina … did they?

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What are some irresponsible people thinking when it comes to the proper useIdiot and handling of a gun?

This homeowner wasn’t thinking at all.

Your right to bear arms allows you to protect yourself, but doesn’t allow you to wave your gun irresponsibly for any purpose.  You might know that.

This guy, who fired on two innocent teenagers playing Pokemon GO in front of his home, is a poor example of responsible gun ownership (at best).

From The Right To Bear

A homeowner in Florida is likely to face criminal charges after firing into an occupied vehicle that had been parked on the street outside his home, and which fled when he approached. The people inside the vehicle were not criminals, but were instead a couple of teenagers playing the hottest new video game, Pokemon Go.

Thankfully, according to authorities no one was hurt in the incident.

But the most salient point from the article is this:

An idling car on the street outside your home does not come close to the minimum legal threshold for discharging a weapon. A car attempting to drive away from you does not come close to the minimum legal threshold for discharging a weapon. You may only discharge your weapon if you or a third party you are attempting to protect are in immediate mortal danger (yes, I’m aware that Texas allows homeowners to shoot at people for certain property crimes under certain conditions; those laws wouldn’t apply here either).

In order to keep the right to bear arms, we must treat this right as sacred.  When idiots like this aimlessly wander outside firing their guns illegally … that only “arms” the gun-grabbing liberals with ammunition for their legislation.

Solidarity, plus proper gun handling and use education are the keys.  Two ways we can make sure everyone is able to protect themselves in a legal way.

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Sometimes a gun protection story just gets a little weird for comfort.zombie

At Springfield Golf and Country Club in Virginia, all you would expect to do is join 3 other nice folks and enjoy a round of 18.

But on June 20th, 2016 … the manager of the Club experienced a story that he can most certainly tell the grand kids.

That Monday morning, a 56-year old employee of the Club named Donald Weber started acting weird and was eventually fired that day.  Why?

That’s the creepy part, from Bearing Arms (emphasis ours)…

Witnesses say Donald Weber, 56, had been acting strangely and making unsettling comments – talking about kidnapping children and eating people’s brains – before he was fired from the golf course.

Yuck!  A real-life rendition of The Evil Dead from 1981.

Even worse?  Mr. Weber came back later that day with two pairs of handcuffs.  He held the Club Manager and one other innocent person at gun point, and wanted them to cuff themselves in the back office.

They both ran for their lives.

Weber’s former boss got his own gun out of his truck and engaged in a standoff with Mr. Weber.  After a few seconds, Weber fled the scene … no bullets fired.

And this Zombie story has a happy ending

Weber was located by police and taken to jail where stated he was simply “defending his life, liberty and pursuit of happiness”. He has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of attempted felonious restraint and is being held on $45,000 bond.

So I suppose the moral of this stranger-than-life story is … protecting your right to bear arms is now more critical.  You never know when you, like the Club Manager, might have to protect yourself against your own “zombie.”

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In 1996, Australia banned semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and other “assaultMass Shootings Word Cloud weapons.

Now it’s 17 years later, and even though they were successful in grabbing a mother lode of guns from a now-disarmed and law-abiding public … they have a new problem.

Out of control gun violence.

At Brietbart, NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipone explained…

“There is no single source of gun violence… guns have fallen into the hands of organized crime, outlaw motorcycle gangs, mid-level crime groups and petty thieves and the lines are often blurred.”

Well, duh!

And now Australia has started Operation Talon, pulling together all of its gun control operations into one and going after the criminals. I suppose it’s trying and clean up the mess it started by disarming its own citizens.

I guess this proves that criminals don’t pay very much attention to gun bans and control measures, doesn’t it?  Of course they don’t.  All Australia did was make it easier for criminals to operate against defenseless citizens.

But in what has to be a clear act of outright insanity, our fearless leaders in Washington want to do the same exact thing here in the U.S.

From Guns n’ Freedom…

And the gun policies that Australia has enforced are the exact ones that gun control pushers like Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Senator Dianne Feinstein want to see here in the U.S.

The great scientist Albert Einstein is often credited as defining insanity as:

Doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.

Well, after seeing the results of 17 years of gun-grabbing policy in Australia and then still trying to do the same thing here in our own country … that can only be described as insanity.

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Democratic Representative Charlie Rangel doesn’t think ordinary people like you and me should have to carry a gun… or even have the right to carry a gun.

But when pressed by The Daily Caller about the armed security he gets the benefit of protection from … suddenly his stance changes.

He begins to demonstrate the outright hypocrisy of some of our gun-grabbing liberal politicians.  Charlie has no problem at all when it comes to taking your gun(s) away.

But by golly, good ole’ Charlie isn’t from the same social class as you, so don’t you dare take his professional armed guards and their guns away from him.

Because, well, he deserves them.

From ZeroHedge…

Rangel went on to say that his own law-abiding constituents in Harlem shouldn’t have to carry guns for their own protection. However, the same rules don’t apply to the political elite.

“Law-abiding citizens just shouldn’t have to carry a gun.You’re not gonna push me in that direction,” he said, standing just five feet from a Capitol Police officer, who stood at his post by the House Speaker’s Lobby.

The DC noted to Rangel he and other members of Congress are protected by armed members of the U.S. Capitol Police.

“Well that’s a little different.  I think we deserve–I think we need to be protected down here.” Rangel laughingly insisted.

And then the article finishes with the most-important point…

You’ve got to love how he says that he ‘deserves’ protection before quickly correcting himself. This is the mindset of the political elite. They deserve to be protected with firearms. The people who have our legal rights in their hands, believe that they are better than the rest of us, who are mere children that can’t be trusted with guns. 

So true.  It’s not too often that we hear such a direct admission of what our political elite really think of their own law-abiding constituents.

He wants to enjoy every one of his Constitutionally protected rights as an American citizen.   He wants to make sure him and his family are kept safe.

But when it comes down to it…

Guess good ole’ Charlie doesn’t think us peasants should enjoy the rights guaranteed us by the Constitution — even if he and his cronies get to enjoy them.


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