Commenting on Compromise

Over at The Zelman Partisans, I noted that Davey Piglet’s “compromise” on semi-auto bans (NFA registration as machineguns) is no compromise, because firearm owners lose more, and gain nothing. A commenter disagreed.

I hate to piss in your Cheerios this early in the day, but I’m thinking that you’re the ones who are misconstruing the word “compromise.” While I agree 100% with your disparagement of placing autoloaders on the NFA register, compared to the statements of some of our wannabe Democratic Presidential candidates about outlawing and confiscating all such weapons, placing them on the NFA register is, indeed, a compromise.

What he describes is a compromise between victim disarmers. Piglet proposes a compromise of registration (for the submissive) vs. killing (Swallows) or imprisoning (Gillibrand et al) those who respect rights.

Victim disarmer Gillibrand demands total surrender or prison.

Psychopath Swalwell demands total surrender or death.

Piggy offers them the compromise of total surrender or NFA registration.

None of them offer a damned thing to firearm owners.

Please consider. They want a ban one way or another. At least some of them are literally willing to kill us. Currently, their grandiose dreams of a totalitarian paradise are stymied by the lack of registration. Except in some states, they don’t know who the owners are, where they are, what they have, or how much.

They don’t know who to imprison or kill, nor what to steal.

But, with those cards on the table, Hogg expects firearm owners to play their game. The gullible register their newly-defined machine guns…

…and when the next total ban comes along, the VDs think they’ll have a list with which to find those nasty gun owners.

Of course, except for the gullible few, they won’t really know. They definitely won’t know about the millions of stolen firearms in the wild, any more than they know now.

I decline these “compromises” that only take, and offer nothing. I particularly refuse an offer to register any hypothetical property to ease later confiscations.

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A new column over at The Zelman Partisans

Malicious Compliance Revisited
With registration schemes in the works, let’s imagine a humorous, purely hypothetical scenario.

Police State A passes a registration law.

RTWT

Particularly ambitious Simon Jesters could probably think of ways to start now.

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Explain the Difference

So we have the crowd claiming that if “we” don’t vote for Trump again, we’ll be saddled with a Democrat who will destroy Second Amendment-protected rights with bans, universal preemptively-prove-your-innocence background checks, raising RKBA age limits, expanding the NICS database, ex parte confiscation orders, and bump stocks bans.

I want those people to explain to me how that’s worse than the guy who supports universal preemptively-prove-your-innocence background checks, raising RKBA age limits, ex parte confiscation orders; who did sign a bill expanding the NICS database; who did ban bump-fire stocks by executive fiat; and supports a ban of semi-automatic firearms.

Then there are his appointee choices, like William Barr who similarly backed firearms bans and re-signed the BSTD ban to cover DOJ’s bureaucratic butt.

The only times Trump has been “pro-2A” was when he got it into his head to run for President as a Republican, and when addressing Vichy NRAAMs. Before 2015, he favored bans and other unconstitutional infringements of human rights. Not that he’s been elected, he has started implementing some.

On the actual “pro” side? He pulled the USA out of a treaty that had never been ratified anyway, and he signed a bill that repealed the Obama era executive order NICSing of some Social Security recipients without due process. But NICS expansion proposals he’s looking at would add them anyway, legislatively.

Assuming he waits for legislative action. Aide Kellyanne Conway says he’s thinking about doing all that by executive order, just as he bypassed Congress to ban bump-stock-type devices. “Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool.”

Tell me exactly how I’d notice a difference between Trump — who acts like a another Dem President — and… a Dem President.

Tell me why honest, gun-owning voters shouldn’t look for a primary challenger who doesn’t view the Bill of Rights as demolition checklist.

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For the Record(net)

Everyone has a right to an opinion. You have the right to publish your opinion. No prob.

But you have no right to expect to be taken seriously when you clearly have no fucking idea what you’re talking about.

“As a matter of fact, for two decades gun violence research by the CDC was banned by the so-called Dickey Amendment”

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Well… SOMEONE missed a point or two

Sunday morning, I ran across a real WTF opinion column from University of Wisconsin student newspaper. I don’t expect much quality from student newspapers, but this call for “red flag” laws was…

Read it for yourself.

The red herring in the red flag debate: Conservative opposition to common sense gun control misses the point
A red flag law, proposed by Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, aims to address these flags. It would allow family members and law enforcement to petition a judge, temporarily removing firearms from an individual who is a possible threat. Despite intense disagreement about the limits of the second amendment, red flag laws and universal background checks, among other proposed restrictions, are supported by a significant majority of Americans.

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I choose to #BelieveWomen when Mrs. Irby admitted to felonies.

Prosecuting Florida woman who turned in estranged husband’s guns sets ‘scary precedent,’ lawmaker says
“Ms. Irby was seeking help from the Lakeland Police Department and taking action to protect herself and her children,” Eskamani, a Democrat, said in the letter to Polk County State Attorney Brian Haas. “We should be outraged by her arrest, and I am requesting that your office not prosecute her.”

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Politicization of Gun Control Leads to Charging Problems

A Sacramento cop was killed by Some Asshole during a domestic violence call. The case looked fairly straight-forward: looking at the perp’s record, he’s a long-time scumbag, and he pretty clearly did it. Fry him (or whatever California does these days).

And then I started getting a look at the charging document.
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