Thursday, February 28, 2013

An 'Insurrectionist's' Response

Now I'm sure Josh and Ladd expected me to wail and gnash my teeth then go shooting up the place in response to their testimony to the US Senate Committee.  Instead I've been enjoying the kudos by my fellow 'traitors' and 'insurrectionists' and my response has been to write a letter to all the Senators involved.


Dear Senators,
It has come to my attention that a written testimony by Josh Horwitz, ED of the ‘Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’ included a quote from my online site in an effort to libel me and my activism towards a progressive firearm agenda.  It included:
Other insurrectionist commentators have been meticulous about the hardware required for rebellion.
Roy Kubicek, the primary author of the blog Days of our Trailers: Consider This the Old North
Bridge (and a credentialed blogger at past NRA conventions) published a series of posts entitled The Modern Militia, in which he asserted: The standard US Infantry field weapon is the ubiquitous M16/ M4 series rifle
Obviously then, since the M16 was based off of it, the ideal firearm for Militia compatibility would the [sic] the AR15(or its many clones) chambered in 5.56 NATO.15

It is true, I did make that post.  Now to put it in context however, one needs to include the preface to that series found at : http://daysofourtrailers.blogspot.com/2008/02/modern-militia-preface.html
That post includes this statement:

Basically what it boils down to that the Modern Militia is there to complement the Standing Army and other first responders such as the Police, Fire Fighters, EMT's, etc. Supporting them in everything from acting as Sniper/Scouts, Civil Patrol, Traffic Control, Hose handlers, Litter Bearers, or any other job that may be required.
So obviously, unlike what the PuSH'ers wish I was doing, I won't be advocating overthrowing the Gov't , teaching how to build bombs, or rehashing paranoid conspiracy theories. I'm publishing my ideas on what we can do to help out our society in these aforementioned instances and to be as effective and efficient as we can when doing so.

As this statement has been pointed out to them previously when my ‘insurrectionism’ was highlighted by Mr. Horwitz or his Communications Director Ladd Everitt, not only their integrity but their entire motivation for anti-gun activism should be called into question as they have often asserted that any firearm owner that disagrees with their premise is a ‘traitor’, ‘insurrectionist’, and a ‘racist’ up to and including the American icon Chuck Norris.

Since they are such fans of James Madison, they should perhaps pay attention to his statement on ‘treason’ from the Federalist #43:
"As treason may be committed against the United States, the authority of the United States ought to be enabled to punish it. But as new-fangled and artificial treasons have been the great engines by which violent factions, the natural offspring of free government, have usually wreaked their alternate malignity on each other, the convention have, with great judgment, opposed a barrier to this peculiar danger, by inserting a constitutional definition of the crime, fixing the proof necessary for conviction of it, and restraining the Congress, even in punishing it, from extending the consequences of guilt beyond the person of its author."

– James Madison, Federalist No. 43, "The Powers Conferred by the Constitution Further Considered (continued)," Independent Journal, January 23, 1788; Rossiter pp. 269-270
In closing, the statements and claims made by officers of the CSGV should be taken for what they are worth.

Thank you for your time.
Yep.  I'm quite the bomb thrower, aren't I? 


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I'm Now A Famous Insurrectionist

You have to love the paranoid delusions of fanatical gun control advocates. In this case Josh Horwitz of the CSGV. He told a US Senate Committee that I, yes, me by name, am arming up for rebellion. 
 Other insurrectionist commentators have been meticulous about the hardware required for rebellion.

Roy Kubicek, the primary author of the blog Days of our Trailers: Consider This the Old North Bridge (and a credentialed blogger at past NRA conventions) published a series of posts entitled “The Modern Militia,” in which he asserted:
The standard US Infantry field weapon is the ubiquitous M16/M4 series rifle…
Obviously then, since the M16 was based off of it, the ideal firearm for Militia
compatibility would the [sic] the AR15 (or its many clones) chambered in 5.56
NATO.15
 Now that's true, I did 'assert' that.  In their selectively chosen quotes, they always leave out this part from the preface however:
So obviously, unlike what the PuSH'ers wish I was doing, I won't be advocating overthrowing the Gov't , teaching how to build bombs, or rehashing paranoid conspiracy theories. I'm publishing my ideas on what we can do to help out our society in these aforementioned instances and to be as effective and efficient as we can when doing so.
 Poor Josh, all his PSH does is give me a sense of accomplishment and a good laugh at how unhinged these idiots really are.  As Kurt Hoffman (who pointed this out to me) has said, 'Despised by the Despicable'.

Remember, these are also the same people that have stated there is NO legitimate use of a firearm in self defense and that rounding people up to be put into concentration camps is acceptable if approved by the courts. 

Update:  My response

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

More Illinois CCW Slurry. Update II

Well the pieces of crap that call themselves politicians from Chicago have not only added a few more amendments to HB1155, Madigan's 'No Carry' Shell bill, but are now adding those amendments to the 'good' carry bill, HB 997

Call your legislators people. If you don't, don't come crying to me for help.

Update on 1155.  1-9 and 14 passed, 10-12 failed, 13, 15-26 withdrawn. 27 (which is basically HB997 being debated.)

This is one massive cluster. The default restrictions plus public transportation. Most of the other crap was withdrawn.They keep adding amendments so who knows how long this could keep going.

Since I can't get the feed to work, I'm getting updates from IllinoisCarry.

UPDATE 2: Amend 27 passed w/ 68 votes making it like HB997 plus the shit amendments.  House is adjourned till tomorrow since 28-31 are still in committee. 



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Monday, February 25, 2013

Madigan's CCW Amendment Slurry

Think the anti-gunners won't do anything and everything to try and stop Concealed Carry in Illinois? Just take a look at the 27 amendments (so far) that they've added to Mike Madigan's shell bill (HB1155)he's going to push to try and kill it. 

Basically you can't carry anywhere except your house and the street.  Only the Illinois State Police can conduct training.  $1m liability insurance. Psych exam. Chicago/Cook Cnty exemption. Counties and cities can ban it.

This is not the rule of law. These are actions by petulant children, no different than an animal fouling food to keep anything else from eating it, even after it's done. 

We need to call our legislators and make sure only a clean, crap free CCW bill (HB 997) gets passed.



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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Chicago CCW Town Hall Meeting Video

What more can be said?
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Gun Show AAR & Media Fun

Gun show in Tuscola, IL went pretty well. Steadily full pretty much all day Saturday w/ moments of busy periods Sunday. W/ church and NASCAR, that was unsurprising.  Sales were steady but people were tighter w/ their money than they have been over the last few months.  Less guns and more accessories, especially ammo, were the movers.

The big fun occurred Sunday about noon when a news crew from WCIA channel 3 showed up.  Now instead of going to the door and talking to the organizers, they just barged in, walked past security (w/o paying) and started setting up.  It took the threat of police for trespassing to get them to leave.  When asked why they weren't allowed to film, they were told flat out that it was due to privacy issues and the reality that most media stories are anti-gun.  They replied "But we're the media, We're objective".  The eruption of laughter at that statement didn't make them smile however.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

IL House Judiciary Hearing Video

The the IL house held its hearing on CCW today. Unsurprisingly, they tried to push all sorts of anti-gun legislation and had a string of anti-gun advocates reading prepared speeches, citing skewed anti-gun prepared statistics and getting very little questioning in response.



The first 3hrs is full emotional diatribes, claims of wild west shootouts (the main argument), gang members shooting up the city and other crap. But if you really want to know why you should be a dues paying member of the NRA and ISRA, go to 2:59:00 where NRA/ISRA lobbying Todd Vandermyde begins.

Now he's used to walking into hostile environments and this is no different.  The levels of ignorance and belligerence directed towards him are astounding. He starts by clearing up Chicago's misconception that they can ignore a court decision and then the real fun begins as he compares anti-gun activists to historical anti-rights like Bull Connor.  Unlike all the anti-gun speeches, he is subjected to what basically turns into a trial questioning and he slaps them around left and right.  They try to badly nail him w/ the Socratic method and they just go downhill from there.

Drury's argument against CCW is that the Illinois State Police are incompetent in handling licenses so IL shouldn't have Concealed Carry. Todd V. responds that IL has had plenty of time to upgrade its systems and the ideas were discussed years ago, now the state has until June 9th.  Drury's response is to act like a sh!t and repeat the question again trying to get Vandermyde to agree to a 'delay' by putting words in Todd V's mouth.

'Lost & Stolen'/ban on private sales is then brought up.  Todd clarifies the speakers' law and gives the history of registration systems in IL and around the country and why educated firearm owners oppose it. His mention of the Chicago PD losing over 900 firearms and refusing to release the report while at the same time the state is trying to punish legal firearm owners is entertaining. Then 'straw purchasers' is brought into the chime and how there is not prosecuting.

Welch: "We all respect the US Constitution....".  You know where it goes from there. Welch wants a 'mass transit' ban. Todd says 'No Compromise'. He then brings up 'duty to inform' and Todd mentions the controversy over it and a video of a stop.

Williams: Some people are too stupid to own a gun, how do we stop them from getting CCW licenses?  Really lady?

Simms: Chicago's special and deserves special treatment.  Todd V. "You're right, Chicago's especially abusive to the rights of gun owners. " and lists abuses by Chicago. Simms pushes for 'may issue'. "How do you tell Otis McDonald he's a second class citizen because he lives in Chicago". "It's not the people w/ FOID cards who are shooting out streetlights" "It's a right or it's not"

THIS is why it's important to belong to the ISRA/NRA. 


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IL En Banc Denied. Concealed Carry Soon.

The IL 7th Circuit Court has denied the petition to rehear the Concealed Carry cases.  Even the opposing judges recognize (unlike the Chicago lawyers) that CCW needs to be established.   UPDATE: Link updated
Second, despite my disagreement with the panel majority,
it’s important to keep in mind what the panel
did not decide. The panel majority opinion is now the law of the circuit, and Illinois has 180 days to decide
how to amend its laws.
What's really pathetic are the dissenting judge's excuses not to support CCW.  They use the situation in NYC where cops chasing a gunman shot up the neighborhood.  A Concealed Carry holder would have made it 'worse'.
 We will always need armed police officers, and some
harm will be unavoidable despite their training, skill,
and experience. But consider how much worse the situation
on the crowded streets of New York might have
been if several civilians, without the officers’ training
but carrying firearms lawfully, had tried to help with
their own firearms.
YEah, citizens who actually practice w/ firearms that aren't designed to be nearly unusable like the NYPD's are w/ their 12lb trigger pull.

So this is a step ahead.  We need to keep the pressure on to get a nice, 'clean' bill passed.


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MAIG Members Run Miserable Cities

Forbes put out a list of 'Most Miserable Cities'.

The first four out of five are run by Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG):
#1: Detroit, MI
#2: Flint, MI
#3: Rockford, IL
#4: Chicago, IL

Coincidence?  I think not. 




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Thursday, February 21, 2013

I Still Wasn't Polled

A 'poll' by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute making the rounds in Illinois media is proclaiming that most Illinoisians want more gun control both Chicagoans and 'Downstate'.  They interviewed a whopping 600 people.  The do not say how many were from 'Downstate' just 'across the state'.  Their questions are unsurprisingly loaded and show an ignorance of terminology and function. 

3. Do you favor or oppose banning high-capacity ammunition clips that can contain more than 10 bullets?
4. Do you favor or oppose a law which would make it illegal to manufacture, sell, or possess semi-automatic guns known as assault rifles?

So likely 3/4 of the respondents were from Chicago and don't own guns anyway, a question they conveniently left out.

Oh, and another bit.  The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute is a Joyce Foundation grant recipient and several of their board members work together.


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Dirty Campaign Money

So it appears the 'in' thing to do among people w/ more money than sense is to spend it trying to buy/influence elections in other parts of the country. 

Cases in note:

Bloomie from NY has dumped nearly $2m into the race for the IL 2nd Dist. Dem. Primary (formerly held by soon to be convicted felon Jesse Jackson Jr) to defeat Debbie Halvorson and maintain the district's anti-gun vote. 
Now this isn't a new thing for him, he's been throwing his money around trying to buy elections (including his own) for a while now.  He's just getting more blatant at it and spending more.

Obama is trying to get into the action as well.  His former campaign group has 're-organized', moving to Chicago, and will be spending its money on anti-gun ads 'targeting politicians'.  Full out endorsements won't be far behind.

I think it's funny that anti-gunners that are funded by a few billionaires like Bloomie or the Joyce Foundations are the ones that scream loudest about the NRA spending money and getting it from firearm owners and businesses. They are so blind they can't recognize the hypocrisy.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

OGRE 6E: Nihon Proofs and More

Got an email today from SJGames w/ the final proofs of the Nihon: NA Division sheets and some lo-res images to use for publication. 


I also got to preview some proofs of the 6E Kickstarter specials even outside of the sheet I was sent a few weeks ago. 'Squeee' worthy is putting it mildly nevermind the plans I'm already having to work on for playing (and storage) space of all of it.

I can't wait until June.


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