"There are no dangerous weapons. There are only dangerous men."     

- Robert A. Heinlein

"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun."     

- Dalai Lama

Ironic that Hogg is the son of a coproach, the irony is rich with this one in so many ways. His antics this past weekend as a Bolshevik spokes-budgies for the government supremacist seems to indicate that Tide-Pods may become a normal part of the proverbial diet. I think the Gods that my sons did not attend a government mind laundry and turn into that. The best way to stop government school shootings is shutter every one of them raze them to the ground and fire every government teacher in America. Then the rebuilding can begin. All the fatuous fury and nonsense is cast at an inanimate object. Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars. If we use the American NKVD’s own crime statistics, less than 400 humans per annum are killed by rifles which means that more people die by many other things to include a mere one percent of the suicides every year. 400 annually in a population of 326 million with an estimated hundreds of millions of guns and hundreds of billions of rounds. No one knows how many guns are in the US and you would be foolish in this day and age to reveal the inventory of your personal armory. Just buy more and consider Comrade Boss Hogg to be the salesman of this century maybe exceeding the Obamunist sales force.. When it come to guns, the paper on your targets at the range pays far more dividends than reliance on the fetid slaver document celebrated and interpreted differently by left and right alike. The Second Amendment doesn’t protect shit, it merely codifies a pre-existing or a priori right to self-defense. The government can no more nullify the right than it can force people to shut up, not drive and breathe. This doesn’t mean they won’t try and attempt to cloak their evil in legalese and legislative nonsense. This doesn’t mean they won’t pass law after law stacked like skyscrapers in the august chambers where the robed government employees will rubber stamp the nonsense when they take the time to bother doing anything. At least a repeal of the Second Amendment would put some honesty in the entire enterprise by the government supremacists to make America England again and be a clone of the sinking island hell-hole across the Atlantic. The gun grabbing Charlton Heston famously aped the words, “from my cold dead hands” and he got it wrong as he did so many other things. The object of conflict is to make the ratios count beyond your body you’re puppeteering in this life. Once the first life is taken in defense of kith and kin, all the rest are free. This is grunt math. This is the arithmetic of both the good and the bad actors.
“I've noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty years of teaching: schools and schooling are increasingly irrelevant to the great enterprises of the planet. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The truth is that schools don't really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions. Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic -- it has no conscience. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor.” - John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Education
Publisher’s Note: Buy weapons, ammunition and equipment while you still can. Even here in the Arizona, our morally stunted Apparatchik Governor, fondly known as Il Douchey, is proposing a raft of weapons prohibitionist nonsense. It's precious that one of his Orc Chiefs, Napier, in Pima County is spouting the "Only Ones" mantra. Here's the qualification for a coproach to carry his weapon and shoot Helots in AZ:
“Commissioned members must qualify annually, at minimum, with a weapons system intended for on-duty use on a Department-approved firearms qualification course and must meet all Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZ POST) firearms qualification requirements,”  Pima County Sheriff’s Department General Order 2015-003 mandates. Once a year for “each weapon system used in an official capacity”? And  how many tries do they get? “Members shall be allowed up to two (2) attempts to qualify on their initial qualification date. In the event of two (2) failures on the initial qualification date, the member shall be rescheduled by PRTC staff to return to the range, within five (5) business days, for an additional qualification attempt.” OK, and what is it they get three tries to do? Assuming we’re talking handguns, there is a revolver course you can check out, but for our purposes, let’s assume semi-automatic handguns are the more likely choice. 50 shots on TQ-19 andTQ-21 targets? Timed stages at 25 (seven rounds), 15 (12 rounds), seven (19 rounds) and three (12 rounds) yards? Shooters have to manage their ammunition and perform a few reloading/malfunction drills? “Five points for shots within the designated scoring area (center of mass or head)” and a minimum of 210 points out of 250 maximum?  So basically they get three chances to get a “B” and there’s nothing to stop those with the initiative from doing as much practice as they need in advance?

I thank the Gods every day that most coproaches are the poor marksmen that they are. Pay attention to what is going on around you. I have an amusing response to the spoke-budgies and the "spontaneous" protects against the private ownership of firearms: get a sign that simply reads: "NO".-BB   In case you didn’t know it, the primary reason the state owns the K-PhD education path happens to be the handy indoctrination of future subjects to be imbecilic, dependent and devoid of any critical thinking skills. The other reason is a convenient way to launder hundreds of billions of dollars through the education subsystem in subsidies, loans and grants. Much like the pathetic and deadly Veterans Administration, the system is designed to enstupidate and philosophically sedate its clientele. In the case of education, to surgically transfer the brain-case from the individual to the state. Gatto infers adroitly: “In our secular society, school has become the replacement for church, and like church it requires that its teachings must be taken on faith.” All statists are religionists for whom their idol and focused religious prostrations is the power of the state. Once you ask them to Socratically drill the substance of their assertions, they quickly fall dumb and mute. There is a reason that journalism and teaching are four (five?) year degree programs that prepare one to simply be a stenographer or spokes-parrot for the state. The cherry on the colossal cake is the majority of the “workforce” is unionized and government supremacist in its orientation. I put workforce in quotation marks because the dirty little secret is that teachers work very little throughout the day. Like so many unionized zombies, the return is quite disproportionate to the legend espoused by the usual suspects in the government/media/education complex.
Moonshine trial ends with split verdict,” the headline read. It caught my attention as I seldom peruse the various political rags and news sites. I consider them complete wastes of time filled with Stalinist (or fascist depending on the source) political drivel, progressive mentality and centrist statism of the worst order. The article was no surprise to me in the mountain South however. Certain traditions won’t die. I read of the recent case in my home county with a shit-eating grin. The woman defendant in the case was charged with a sundry of drug and alcohol charges after calling 911 to seek help for her husband (who suffers from PTSD) who was threatening to kill himself. Upon arrival on the scene, it was calm, and officers directed their attention to marijuana paraphernalia and what appeared to be illicit, untaxed whiskey. After the state’s instrument of prosecution built an elaborate narrative of ruthless drug dealers and rumrunners, with logs of customers and sales, and these people being a grave threat to society, their case collapsed. All charges came back not guilty, save one, which we’ll get to momentarily. It appears the drugs on site were used to treat PTSD and traumatic head injuries. (I would be remiss to also point out they found other drugs, including morphine, but these were ‘legal’ with a state granted prescription) The ‘customer log’ was merely a log of money she owed to a couple people who they borrowed from when they were on hard times. It was a classic case of Jury Nullification. Many of the juror’s and would be juror’s were asked if they thought marijuana should be legal and if they did, could they judge the case based on the current law. So much for that, eh? One other charge came back with a hung jury. This was the charge related to the possession of what they claim is approximately 20 gallons of illegal alcohol. The ironic twist to this part of the case was that the defendant claims it was her inheritance from the late Popcorn Sutton, the infamous Smoky Mountain moonshiner. The defendant claimed that the liquor in her possession was legal and the taxes had been paid on it. Let me remind you that the alcohol tax amounts to approximately 40$ per gallon. For comparison, a gallon of gasoline nets the feds approximately 20 cents. How could this be? Taxes paid on moonshine whiskey? The defendant stated that the local sheriff’s department knew she was in possession of this whiskey since 2008 and has never bothered her about it.  She produced receipts that the taxes were paid in court. To step back a little bit, Popcorn Sutton was arrested in 2008 and allegedly had in storage units, approximately 800 gallons of whiskey. When you are convicted with this type of thing, part of your sentence nearly always includes a fine, which is for the back taxes “owed” to the ATF/Treasury Department. My guess is that the defense is making the argument that the fine had been paid therefore the taxes are paid. Should said liquor not be legal to possess?
“All political authority comes from the barrel of a gun.” - Zombie Chairman Mao “To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.” - Zombie Adolf Hitler “One man with a gun can control 100 without one.”  
"The goal of socialism is communism."
- Zombie Vladimir Lenin
"If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves."
- Zombie Josef Stalin
Publisher’s Note: PSA from The Amphibian on 2/28/2018, Rezident Trump: "I like taking the guns early ... Take the guns first, go through due process second." Meanwhile, knife crime is on the rise in the Fabian communist paradise quaintly known to most as the United Kingdom. I have changed my Kindle book prices on Amazon to 3.08 and 3.38 respectively in homage to the current weapons prohibition offensive by the government supremacists in yet another jeremiad against the fundamental prerogative of all free-range humans, self-defense against initiated violence.-BB The fundamental questions are all wrong in the weapons prohibition debate.
“The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.” - Jeff Cooper, Art of the Rifle
The recent demonstration of badged cowardice and institutional incompetence by the various armed fat boy (there's a reason why police uniform suppliers make production pants with a 60 inch waist) fraternities chartered by the local thugs-in-government showcased the drama that is the state. The state herds the young skulls full of malleable clay into Marxist indoctrination camps for three fourths of the year to train the mentally handicapped to be more so and ensure any independent thinkers are rooted out and dealt with. A young man (19), mostly likely drugged out on school-prescribed SSRI drugs, buys a number of weapons through the government background check system at a local BATFE field office fronted as a gun store. He Read this transcript of a timeline published in a local rag in FL. Also please note that Cruz had no father in the house since 2012 under his adoptive mother. The badged Orcs had known of these issues for nearly five years. Evil is as evil does. The entire vaunted “law imposement” system failed from the local to the Federal level. I suspect the FBI was just like any other giant police bureaucracy and had other more important matters to pursue like Russian ghost hunts, sports betting, college, sports bribery schemes, I have spent years documenting the gross and massive incompetence, grueling sadism and overtly political nature of the American “just-us” system and its army of badged thugs praying on hapless taxpayers across the country on this blog. I have spent the same amount of time documenting the consistent and systematic erosion of private weapons ownership. No political party in America is friendly to the private ownership of weapons. You will note that no political party has ever advanced the notion of restricting the possession of weapons by the government. The reason these violence brokers posing as statesman want you disarmed is elegantly simple. Your money is not enough.
"And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?"
- Thomas Babington Macaulay
Over 98% of all mass shootings in the USSA since 1950 have occurred in gun free (victim disarmament) zones where the government mandated private disarmament or corporate entities that licked the foul taint of the government to mimic compliance. For the shooters, bringing a gun in a government certified "gun free zone" guaranteed a rather hazard free opportunity to maim and kill as many disarmed humans as they wished or found the time for. The FBI apparatchiks define a mass shooting as four or more people killed and/or injured during a single shooting incident, and that definition typically is widely accepted by law enforcement agencies, criminal justice experts and the media. One can see the NYPD providing a demonstration here when they shot nine bystanders while trying to apprehend a shooter. Please note that the geniuses in the thick black and blue line charged the man they were shooting at with the casualties. Only in Amerika. The FBI has never been a law enforcement arm to protect Americans, its primary charter is similar to the Nazi and communist house security organs to ride herd on the feedlot known as America. Its primary purpose is political fixing and national security state advocacy. The latest kerfuffle with Comrades Comey and Mueller are simply the latest manifestation of the disease vector. The latest shooting that has the collectivists filling their pants with glee at the prospect of further eroding the tools available for the final push to full communism in the USSA. You’ll note that the overweight but well turned out black and blue line didn’t enter the school until the shooting stopped. I also suppose that many illegal drugs were freely available at the government mind laundry if one needed to purchase these besides the psychotropics administered by the schoolags themselves. Somewhat takes the wind out of the sails of the gun prohibitionists hoping to keep illegal cargo out of the schools. The darlings need to get home to their roach motels at the end of their shift. It’s always amusing to see the nation’s largest boosters of infanticide shedding crocodile tears over the loss of larval stage humans in the indoctrination centers. The Bolsheviks smell blood, the Amphibian will sign anything that comes across his desk in the Offal Office and the cute Menshevik couple, Mrs. And Mrs. Ryan-McConnell will deliver the hoplophobic goods. The GOP has never been a friend of private firearms ownership. Ever. The NRA has been crafting weapons prohibition and restriction legislation since they first started suckling Congressional members in 1934. Karl Frederick, NRA President in 1934, during congressional NFA hearings testified "I have never believed in the general practice of carrying weapons. I seldom carry one. ... I do not believe in the general promiscuous toting of guns. I think it should be sharply restricted and only under licenses." Further: "I believe in regulatory methods. I think that makes it desirable that any such regulations imposed should not impose undue hardships on the law-abiding citizens and that they should not obstruct him in the right of self-defense, but that they should be directed exclusively, so far as possible, to suppressing the criminal use, or punishing the criminal use of weapons." Fuck you. There, I translated his homage to gun rights in America. No more gun laws please and erase every one on the books now. That's a good start. If you believe in the untrammeled possession of weapons, you don’t have a single advocate in the Feral government. Not one.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="572"] The Law Library of Freedom[/caption] Publisher’s Note: I may be one of the few who is not surprised in the least a Grand Old Politburo dominated state apparatus is increasing laws, spending and theft at astronomical levels.
"So why isn't the GOP going to do a budget? Because the vote on the 2019 budget — the last one Congress will consider before the 2018 midterm elections — will reveal that all the Republican promises on the deficit and debt, including its blind belief on dynamic scoring, were completely bogus."
Mrs. Ryan and Mrs. McConnell know exactly what they are doing. Per the latest kerfuffle on the Deep State coup, this is nothing new. Remember that Comrade Ted Kennedy sought assistance from the USSR in 1980 to torpedo the Reagan election. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] 10th Convention of CPUSA in 1938[/caption] And please don't be mistaken that the Grand Old Politburo is allergic to communism since the party was built on Lincoln's Marxist project during the brutal war on the Southern exit strategy. The Republicans have been a big government party since their inception. "We might also note that for six of Reagan's eight years, he enjoyed a Republican-controlled Senate (from 1981-1987), all the while racking up record-breaking deficits. So, is a vote for the GOP a vote for less government spending, more fiscal restraint, and "personal responsibility." It's hard to see how one could possibly construe that from the historical record." Commies gonna commie. On another note, as a “defense observer”, I want you to get a taste of what your tax dollars are funding. The DoD acquisition system is a very expensive financial wrecking ball that hasn’t produced a single new successful large weapons program since retiring the A10 Thunderbolt II rolled off the factory floor in 1984. You’ll note the B1B, F22 and B117 are either moribund or cancelled. Here is what 20,000,000,000 debt-bucks delivers now posing as a functional aircraft carrier. Keep in mind the Navy accepted this pig. I want you ton know if I took one debt-buck and stacked it up 20bn times, the tower would be approx 1,360 miles high.
 “As of June 2017, the program estimates that EMALS has approximately 455 Mean Cycles Between Critical Failures (MCBCF) in the shipboard configuration, where a cycle represents the launch of one aircraft. While this estimate is above the rebaselined reliability growth curve, the rebaselined curve is well below the requirement of 4,166 MCBCF.  In June 2017, the Program Office estimated that the redesigned AAG had a reliability of approximately 19 Mean Cycles Between Operational Mission Failures (MCBOMF) in the shipboard configuration, where a cycle represents the recovery of one aircraft. This reliability estimate is well below the rebaselined reliability growth curve and well below the 16,500 MCBOMF specified in the requirements documents."
In English that means the aircraft carrier cannot reliably launch aircraft sorties. And we haven’t even discussed the problems with the F35 disaster. F35: Construction costs stand at $400 billion at the moment, almost twice the initial estimate. In a time of budgetary restraints and cutting back, the federal government insists on sinking $1.45 trillion over the next 50 years on a plane that is proving itself to be a lemon. Considering the estimate was only at $1 trillion in 2011, the $450 billion increase in required funds indicates that the $1.45 trillion will likely increase further. The U.S. atomic bomb Manhattan Project cost $26 billion in its entirety measured in today’s dollars. To put it in perspective, the F-35 program costs grew by “approximately one Manhattan Project every three weeks between 2011 and 2012.” That is your money forcibly drained from you. That’s what you pay for (and your unborn grandchildren) under duress. They are debt-bucks after all. If you aren’t preparing for the worst, you aren’t paying attention. -BB
“But now, in which direction has latter-day American Liberalism tended? Has it tended towards an expanding régime of voluntary cooperation, or one of enforced cooperation? Have its efforts been directed consistently towards repealing existent measures of State coercion, or towards the devising and promotion of new ones? Has it tended steadily to enlarge or to reduce the margin of existence within which the individual may act as he pleases? Has it contemplated State intervention upon the citizen at an ever-increasing number of points, or at an ever-decreasing number? In short, has it consistently exhibited the philosophy of individualism or the philosophy of Statism?” - Albert Jay Nock (1870-1945) From the Introduction to Spencer's forgotten 1884 classic, The Man Versus the State
The latest internecine conflict between the wings of the uni-party in the swamp deserve some credit for revealing the absolute buffoonery of our overlords where they can’t even conduct a conspiracy worthy of the name. My case in this essay is that no law can possibly grant freedom without taking from another. None. In the larger scheme of things, what the 13th Amendment granted in removing chattel slavery did indeed replace that servitude with another codified in the loathsome 14th Amendment. Malum prohibitum and malum in se laws have both been used and abused to point where one can’t be distinguished from another.
These are what the law classifies as malum in se, as distinguished from malum prohibitum. Thus, murder, arson, robbery, assault, for example, are so classified; the "sense" or judgment of mankind is practically unanimous in regarding them as crimes. On the other hand, selling whiskey, possessing gold, and the planting of certain crops, are examples of the malum prohibitum, concerning which there is no such general agreement.”
I called the rule of law into question before and want to tease out a thread from the argument that probes even deeper into legitimacy. John Hasnas makes the case:
“For with the acceptance of the myth of the rule of law comes a blindness to the fact that laws are merely the commands of those with political power, and an increased willingness to submit oneself to the yoke of the state. Once one is truly convinced that the law is an impersonal, objective code of justice rather than an expression of the will of the powerful, one is likely to be willing not only to relinquish a large measure of one’s own freedom, but to enthusiastically support the state in the suppression of others’ freedom as well.”
“Death solves all problems - no man, no problem.” - Joseph Stalin "Turkey is taking advantage of the war in order to thoroughly liquidate (grundlich aufzaumen) its internal foes, i.e., the indigenous Christians, without being thereby disturbed by foreign intervention. What on earth do you want? The question is settled. There are no more Armenians." - Talat Pasha in a conversation with Dr. Mordtmann of the German Embassy in June 1915…
Publisher’s Note: It’s amusing to watch the Deep State exposes itself in the proverbial raincoat through the many scandals emanating from the fetid swamp in Mordor on the Potomac. If the NSA surveillance of the domestic herd is any count, there are no missing texts, emails or any electronic communications. If you aren’t making the time to get fit, get to the range and get your head wrapped around taking care of yourself in the future-is-now American Serbia, you are not paying attention. -BB   Government is a death cult. It is the most profound mechanism outside of planetary extinction events to rid the globe of human beings.  There have certainly been disease vectors like the plague in medieval times that wiped out significant parts of Europe but even that can be attributed to human volition to a certain extent. The state is an exterminationist by trade, ask the aboriginal Americans. Since the first agricultural communities attracted the government predator’s eye thousands of years ago and led to the tax accountancy records Charles Adams first pointed out to us.  Hunter gatherer communities were quite a bit more difficult to pin down and cage within the confines of a tax jurisdiction.  Tax jurisdictions are the center of gravity for governments to germinate and expand their nefarious enterprises. All government historically leads to totalitarianism where no human transaction remains unmolested by statist interference. None. Whether the murderous paroxysms of violence in the endless wars created by tax jurisdictions dressed in fancy bunting and flags in ancient times or today have more advanced killing machines, the mission is the same.  Government will ultimately kill you for non-compliance of a seatbelt violation if your lack of obedience and insistence on resistance continues and escalates. The more extreme examples of bureaucratized slaughter and mayhem visited on populations by governments are illustrative of the potential of every government to do the same. That is the genius of government, not only to elevate the absolute worst psychopaths to positions of power because they seek to rule others by default but it industrializes murder machines.  How else can one explain the killing fields in Kampuchea, the bone yards in the former USSR and the mass starvation campaigns either inadvertently or intentionally launched against subject populations?  From Rwanda to Armenia under the Turks to the North American aboriginal destruction in 18th and 19th century America, governments kill. That is their ultimate fail-safe mechanism.  If their power is threatened in any fashion, the cage and the sword and the grave are essential tools of governance. Let’s travel down memory lane: Beria's Death Warrant for 20,000 Polish Officers During the War to Save Josef Stalin Many thanks to Dr. Rummel for the research he has pioneered in this effort.
  Publisher’s Note: I have nearly completed the Glock fleet upgrade with some exceptions like the addition of maritime cups, which I am debating. I've recently repurposed 2x Keurig cup holders (drawers) for Glock barrels and gunsmithing paraphernalia in my safe. I've also found that I can use fountain pen boxes for holding barrels in the range bag (even metal cigar tubes if a microfiber cloth is wrapped around the barrel). I also gut and modify old day-planners of various sizes for concealed carry of the Glock I use a Maxpedition Fatboy to hold my conversion kit and barrels for my 23-19 along with a small ‘smithing kit, lights and batteries. Whenever I employ the conversion, I just reverse the load-out in the MaxP. This also sits in a rather mundane day-planner when on the road. For my AR, this is a very low profile case to carry it in. I've custom configured scavenged foam on the inside from a Pelican. Please be sure to post any ideas you may have in the comments here or at the forum. I also invite my readers to post any recommendations on resistance/irregular warfare literature they may find informative and entertaining. –BB  
“Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property . . . Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.”   —Thomas Paine
I’ve talked about Peak Guerilla before which I posit at 1916-1922 with the major innovators in T.E. Lawrence, General Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck and Michael Collins in theaters planet wide during those tumultuous years. While a reluctant Anglophile, I have always admired the plucky ‘special operations forces” the UK deployed globally during the War to Save Josef Stalin. From Stirling’s resolute SAS and SBS spinoffs to the LRDG and Orde Wingates innovations in southeast asia. Despite the seeming truth that the British win all their martial contests in spite of their best efforts, I still admire these outliers in British arms. The English fondness for eccentricity let these “rough men” thrive in a way the American military would never tolerate. I just got finished reading a rather fascinating tome on Churchill’s notion of “ministry of ungentlemanly warfare” and it was most revealing. I recommend it. Here's another great link (thanks Aesop). It leads to a host of vintage manuals from the 1940s. My friend Lester Grau's interpretation of the Russian Partisan manual from 1942 is most instructive. I have an entire portion of my home library dedicated to the history of irregular warfare. Mostly Western history as Eastern is simply beyond my scope of inquiry. You could spend a lifetime mining the anecdotes and data. There are many distillates to be learned among which is the notion of strategic compression, using tactical means to achieve strategic objectives such as assassination, sabotage and deception.
“I don’t believe people should to be able to own guns.” - Comrade Barack Obama (during conversation with economist and author John Lott Jr. at the University of Chicago Law School in the 1990s) "When we got organized as a country, [and] wrote a fairly radical Constitution, with a radical Bill of Rights, giving radical amounts of freedom to Americans, it was assumed that Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly .... When personal freedom is being abused, you have to move to limit it." - Comrade Bill Clinton
Happy New Year. I often hear my collectivist friends on both the left and right either complain about the absence of weapons laws or the lack of compliance at some satrap level below the Federal government to enforce the nonsense already on the books. The lion’s share of all laws on the books in the West are malum prohibitum laws which benefit the state and its umbilicaled corporate clients. I’ve written on the rule of law before and the very notion that its existence is always compromised by the state’s monopoly as the sole interlocutor. I once worked as a firearms instructor in north Idaho and the proprietor of the establishment I contracted to had a sign at the front of his gun store and range that read “no loaded firearms in store”; the sign served the dual purpose of erasing liability for firearms malpractice on the part of any customers and another charge to stack on anyone who ended up charged with something else. The prosecutor complex in America stacks charges like hotcakes on the unwitting victims of the “just-us” system in the USSA. The majority of all crimes in the US find that the state is the sole victim especially in the Federal system where over 90% of cases are pled and the juries convict over 90% of the defendants who have the temerity to request a jury trial. The state has a natural inclination to criminalize anything that interferes with its presumed right to rule. Like drunk driving laws, weapons charges are a preferment created out of whole cloth to stack charges, conduct pre-crime sweeps and most importantly, demonize the private ownership of weapons. You’ll note you will not find a single local to national disarmament entity in the US that voices concerns over the government ownership of small arms. The NRA, the nation’s most powerful gun control lobby, routinely coddles and fellates the state when they try to impose any restrictions or prohibitions on the private ownership of small arms. Scratch the surface of any firearms law in the US and examine its legislative history and you will find NRA intrigue in the drafting of the bill by the violence brokers in the halls of government. The NRA has never sponsored a single proposal to limit the government ownership of weapons but has done so to infringe private small arms ownership again and again. The Grand Old Politburo has fought this same fight against private small arms ownership that the Democrats have. Since that essay was published we have seen the GOP fail to pass suppressor deregulation and endorse the nonsensical notion of banning bump stocks, among other things. I would also ager that like national socialist healthcare, the GOP only votes to diminsh or destroy national weapons control laws when there is zero chance of passage.