Starve the military! Feed the hungry!

Every so often a person is confronted with the type of naïve bleeding heart idiocy that you are only left shaking your head and wondering how it is a person who considers themselves to be rational can come up with such an argument.  This was a recent experience in my life.  To start off I’m ex-military, my son is in the Army, my father is a vet as is my grandfather multiple aunts and uncles.  Several cousins are active duty or ex-military so I am not completely unbiased in my opinion.  Oh and I function using something I like to call facts and logic so that also impacts my views on such silliness.

545491_10151044314572150_1786870694_n[1]This is an example of the type of inane arguments that we, as conservatives, must face on a daily basis.  The text is simple but the meaning is not.  “The money required to eradicate hunger for everyone in the world has been estimated at 30 billion dollars a year…about as much as the world spends on the military every eight days” with the image of a US Air Force B2 Spirit Bomber dropping bombs on a starving child.  The inclusion of an American bomber wipes out the word World and leaves the impression America in it’s place.  This is, of course, intentional since in the minds of globalist liberals we are the cause of the worlds problems.  Somehow the fact that we are successful causes many other parts of the world to be unsuccessful.  A significant leap in logic which assumes that there is a set level of global wealth and that in order for us to be a wealthy nation other nations must be poor.  Absolutely insane if you take a moment to think about it, but again that is what we have to deal with. Continue reading

Assault Weapon vs. Assault Rifle

There is much confusion between the terms Assault Weapon and Assault Rifle and both the gun control advocates and 2nd Amendment advocates seem to be getting this wrong.  The two are very different and the two terms have very different usages.  The term Assault Weapon is a Progressive term created to scare people.  The term Assault Rifle is a military term used to identify a specific type of firearm.

Lets begin with the real gun… the Assault rifle.  The assault rifle most commonly recognized in our nation is the M-16.  It was created to provide greater firepower in a smaller/lighter package.  It once had full auto capability but is now limited to burst.  That is exactly what makes it an Assault Rifle, light, fairly small and burst or full auto.

The Assault Weapon is a leftist term created to confuse people.  It is a term applied to semi-automatic firearms which look like Assault Rifles, i.e. AR-15.  Leftists and some on the right think that AR means Assault Rifle but it doesn’t.  AR is short for Armalite.  It is the semi-automatic version of the M-16 designed by Eugene Stoner.  Unlike the M-16 which, depending on the year made, each time you pull the trigger you either empty the magazine or fire a burst of bullets with the AR you get one bullet per trigger pull.  The AR is, again, a semi-automatic civilian rifle that looks like an Assault Rifle.

This tactic is very effective because there are so many people in this country who do not know much about firearms and because the M-16 and AR-15 look virtually identical.

Can you tell the difference?

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TSA the alternate universe.

There are two recent stories involving the TSA which tell you everything you need to know about where our current Administration stands on terrorism.  First a United States Marine who had lost his legs in combat fighting terrorists was subjected to a thorough search which even went so far as to require him to remove his prosthetic legs for inspection.  Second the DHS/TSA are allowing Saudi Arabian airline passengers to “speed their way” through security.  Continue reading

Let the slander fly.

Well as usual the left has now turned it’s sights on another minority Conservative.  This time it is Ben Carson who is clearly a brilliant man even if you don’t agree with his politics, which I do.  Any Conservative or Libertarian who makes waves nationally that is anything other than a white male is eviscerated by the leftists in the media and the Democrat Party.  It is not merely enough for liberals to disagree with a minority Conservative but those individuals must be absolutely destroyed. Continue reading

Insurance for gun owners.

The state of New York would like to force it’s citizens to buy liability insurance in order to own a gun.  This is being push by some as “common sense” measures to save lives.  Not really sure why new regulations, more red tape, spending more money and making it more difficult to legally own a gun will somehow effect criminals in a positive manner.  How many people actually think that a crack dealer will run out and submit to a universal background check, take a gun class, pay for a permit and then buy insurance?  I’m sorry but if you believe that “here’s your sign”.

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No charges

According to a recent article on FoxNews.com there will be no charges filed against the father of the child who posted a photograph of his son holding a rifle.  Um… good!  The father committed no crime, the child committed no crime and if there were any crimes committed they were on the part of the person making the false report and the authorities who treated this family like criminals for doing absolutely nothing wrong. Continue reading