I wrote this following the October mass shooting in Las Vegas and thought it would be most appropriate to post it here. So much misinformation is being wrongly spread around.

The Patriot’s Editorial:  Gun/Weapon Education Versus Misunderstanding

 I recently read a Facebook post that was asking why do we need semi-automatic and automatic weapons. Well, the first thing we need is some education on the difference between those two types of weapons. Individuals that own and love guns as I do, know and understand the difference. There are three types of weapons and I will explain each one and show how they actually operate and why some are legal to own and others are not.

The three types of weapons/guns/firearms are: the revolver (pistol), the semi-automatic handgun/pistol and rifle and the automatic rifle. There are clear and distinct differences in each one which often goes unknown to those that aren’t informed on their function and use.

1- Revolver: The revolver has been around for several hundred years and is still very popular for those that determine it is their weapon of choice. Remember watching a good western movie and the guns the bad guys, cowboys and sheriffs used? They were revolvers. Instead of using a magazine (clip) to load their bullets in, they used a six chamber cylinder. You fire six rounds (bullets), remove the six spent (used bullets) casings and load six more. A slow process, but for many it is easier to load, unload and shoot than a semi-automatic. For the purpose of this editorial and I can’t stress this enough: one trigger pull fires one bullet. Let that sink in, one trigger pull results in one bullet being fired at a time.

2- Semi-Automatic Handgun: Mechanically, the semi-automatic handgun is more complex than the revolver and uses a magazine/clip to load the bullets in. Once loaded, the magazine (mag) is inserted into the gun, the slide/ejector is pulled back to insert a bullet from the mag into the chamber of the gun, then it is ready to fire. The mag in the vast majority of semi-automatic handguns have a bullet capacity of 7-8 rounds per mag. Since the mag has a rather strong tensioned spring in it to force the next bullet up to be inserted in the chamber, it takes some time to reload. Like the revolver, the semi-automatic handgun requires one trigger pull to fire one bullet. There is absolutely no difference.

3- Semi-Automatic Rifle: Like the semi-automatic handgun, the internal workings of the rifle are somewhat more involved and complex. The loading and operation are the same as the gun. The differences are the size of the bullets (vary) and the mag capacity. Capacities vary depending on the rifle and it’s difficult to go beyond minimum and maximums for those weapons. Semi-auto shotguns for example, can have as few as three in a mag, while other rifles may have 8-10 and can go as high as 25. There are a couple of mag’s that will hold considerably more, but they are a barrel-type and are outrageously expensive. Like the revolver and semi-automatic handgun: one trigger pull, one bullet is fired! (This applies to the much maligned AR-15 assault rifle). What you see as fact (everyone firing a fully automatic weapon) in the Hollywood movies is false and misleading. They are just props that are most likely plastic copies that couldn’t fire a rubber band.

4- Automatic Rifles: Defined, an automatic weapon will continually fire with a single trigger pull. In a word: Illegal, Illegal, Illegal! It is illegal buy or own an automatic weapon in this country, except under very limited and strict control. Automatic weapons are reserved for military and limited law enforcement use only. It is absolutely against the law to convert a semi-automatic rifle to automatic (if you could find the parts to do so). That said, high-end gun collectors and gun shops/firing ranges (for range rental only) with FFL licenses can get a very hard earned and very expensive permit to buy an automatic weapon, but it requires a great deal of paperwork, additional FBI background checks, a tax fee and a hefty checkbook to buy the weapon. I copied this explanation from Google:

Step 1-You must find a dealer with a Class III Federal Firearms License (FFL) as they’re the only ones who may deal in National Firearms Act (NFA) weapons (machine guns, silencers, etc.) and select a weapon that was registered in the NFA registry before 1986 (this only applies for full-auto, silencers and AOW can be brand new)

Step 2-You must make your application to both the federal gov’t and your local chief law enforcement officer, both must approve.

Step 3-Pay the $200 tax stamp

Step 4-Take posession of your weapon.

The largest impediment is that the NFA registry was closed to full-auto in 1986, therefore only Law Enforcement Officers or Class III FFL’s may legally posess a post-86 full auto. Because of this, the price of pre-86 full-autos is very high (typically $10K and up).”

Gun owners have guns for a variety of reasons: collect them, target practice, sport shooting, hunting, personal protection, etc. This country has tens of millions of gun owners and many times more guns, but they aren’t the ones killing people. It’s criminals, gang bangers, the mentally unstable, those looking for payback/revenge and those with a motivated agenda, etc. Less than .05% of the population.

Gun education, gun safety awareness training and respect for your fellow man is the most important thing. Like many of you, I own guns, but I haven’t had to put one of them in ‘timeout’ for firing itself when I didn’t pull the trigger. The gun is an instrument, a tool, just like a screwdriver, not the force that makes it work! Why don’t we blame the car when it runs a red light and plows into another car? The question remains, why do people still blame the gun instead of addressing the real problems? Until we do, it will continue to be the gun’s fault!

February 20, 2018

The Patriot’s Editorial, Challenges of Draining the……What?

What does ‘Draining The Swamp’ actually entail? That seems to be the million dollar question simply because new revelations about the depth and magnitude of problems in Washington seem to grow exponentially by the hour. Trying to make sense of this, and figure out what swamp draining involves, has proven to be a convoluted mess and thus, difficult to sort out. Like the ecosystem, many things are going on at once and all have to be addressed and corrected before all negative ‘cause and effect’ issues are eliminated. So, you can not just fix one thing without fixing something else. The obstacles to ‘Draining the Swamp’ are (but not limited to):

The United States continues to become an even greater embarrassment and subject of ridicule by the rest of the world on a daily basis and it infuriates me. Our government is in chaos! Half of our elected politicians in Washington have gone rogue and taken up the banner of Socialism and One World Governance (New World Order). Most of the other half are rudderless without a spine and only a few are willing to fight for our Constitution, the people and the preservation of the Republic. The proof is the extremely limited amount of news that is grudgingly allowed to filter out of committees, from documents or leaked by unscrupulous politicians/professionals.

Over the past 10-12 years, the implementation of bad, inferior or unjust laws and programs have adversely impacted most every aspect of government; economics, education, environmental and military issues, ethics, financial, healthcare, social issues, etc. Each has multiple layers of problems and must be addressed cautiously and corrected, as necessary.

Like two bullies on the playground, members of Congress butt heads on everything, making it virtually impossible for meaningful corrective laws to be passed. When they finally agree on something, they’ve added numerous other unresolved pet issues (both sides) to ensure they fulfill their ideological and personal wish list. Until they decide to agree on what is good for the people and country, they will continue to disagree on about everything, even crossing a ‘T’.

The two examples immediately above are generally expected to some degree, but this next one is destructive and could ultimately destroy this country. All governments have some level of ‘corruption’ and knowing that, our founding fathers carefully crafted the Constitution to protect against it. Government corruption is the Politically Correct term for corrupt, dishonest men and women. Some are driven by financial, personal and/or political gain, but for many others it is to bolster and promote their personal ideological mission in life. Unfortunately, a combination of these is exactly what we are seeing in Congress, the FBI, the DOJ and by multiple carryover personnel from previous administrations. These people have no problem whatsoever lying, cheating, mishandling/deleting government documents, taking bribes illegally and much more.

Next, we have the media and special interest groups who, for the most part, are totally committed to deriding or destroying those they disagree with politically. They misinform and withhold the truth from millions of Americans in an effort to further support their ideology and that of their ‘Godfathers’ interests who are leading the charge in Washington. The media plays a major role in the indoctrination of the public, by convincing them through misinformation of anything and everything, except the truth. Bashing and finding fault is entertainment to them.

The ‘Swamp extends beyond the federal government. Rogue governors and state legislatures have taken it upon themselves to defy their citizens and federal law, which they appear to be doing with great enthusiasm. Problems compounded by problems, are almost impossible to correct and they know it. In short, they are off the rails and in total defiance of Federal law!

If it is even possible for any one to accomplish at this time, ‘Draining The Swamp’ takes on a new, frightening meaning. It could more accurately be defined as: ‘Draining the Cess Pool’…….. a ‘Cess Pool’ of injustice for the American people! Will this country survive, as we’ve known it?

 

 

January 25, 2018

The 1995 Law Behind President Trump’s Plan to Move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

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Every six months for more than two decades, U.S. presidents have had to decide all over again whether to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Since the Clinton administration, they decided each time to keep the embassy where it is, seeking not to throw a wrench into delicate Middle East peace talks. On Tuesday, however, after signing a waiver putting off the move in June, President Donald Trump informed the Palestinian Authority’s President Mahmoud Abbas that he’s going to recognize the contested holy city as Israel’s capital and begin the process of moving the embassy there.

December 27, 2017

Did Obama Try to Destroy America?

Read  It just dawned on me that when all the facts are looked at, Obama was working to destroy America.

Here are the facts:

  • He gave 20% of our Uranium to a country (or other countries that they gave it to) that could have turned that against us.
  • He gave $150,000,000,000 to a country that regalarly chants “Death to America” and regularly chants “Death to Israel” our ally.
  • He added more debt to our country than all other presidents combined.
  • He continually made comments and actions that divided the races in our country.
  • He lied about many positions that he took while running (e.g. about immigration and open borders) and then turned around and did the opposite once he was elected.
  • He weakened our military.

December 27, 2017

HILLARY CLINTON CHOOSES RAMADAN OVER CHRISTMAS – GETS ATTACKED BY TRUMP SUPPORTERS

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Let’s all be thankful this woman is not the President of the United States. Crooked Hillary Clinton chooses Ramadan over Christmas.  A basic Twitter search shows you that Hillary Clinton celebrates Ramadan much more than she celebrates Christmas before. You can go back to 2015 to see her last “Merry Christmas” from social media. You can see her talking about Ramadan much more recently. She goes on and on about Ramadan and wishes Muslims ‘a blessed time of reflection and good health’.

Check it out.

December 27, 2017

Democrats Go To Supreme Court To Demand This One Strange Thing!

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Democrats are demanding they have a right to win.  Democrats are asking the court to enter the political realm and find, for the first time, that a legislative map is unconstitutional on partisan-related grounds.  What they are, in essence, saying is that it’s unfair a state which historically elected Democrats, is suddenly voting for Republicans.  Once again the Democrats are demanding equality of outcome, not a fair playing field.

December 27, 2017

Top Democrat Who Liberals Hoped Would Beat Trump in 2020 Just Found Himself in Hot Water

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Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois has made himself a hero of the liberal left by spending the past 12 months doing nothing but “resisting” President Trump.  He’s even been arrested, TWICE, for publicly protesting. It seems to be all he’s good for these days.  Of course, to liberals, that makes Gutierrez a perfect candidate to field against Trump in the 2020 election.  Gutierrez gave Democratic voters a bit of a scare recently when he abruptly announced he’d be leaving Congress after 13 terms.

December 27, 2017

JAMES WOODS SCORCHES ‘NUMBSKULL’ REPUBLICAN SENATOR

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One thing about social media is that when someone makes a statement that is questionable, wrong or even “flakey,” the whole world sees it now.  Such is the case with Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who only weeks ago abandoned his party’s candidate in the Alabama senatorial race and donated $100 to the radically pro-abortion Democratic opponent.  On ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, Flake ripped his party again, ridiculing Republicans who attend President Trump’s rallies.

December 27, 2017

Flashback: Lib Mom Aghast as Huge Guy in Lakers Jersey Walks Into Ladies’ Room

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A self-described ” “very progressive” mom got a rude awakening that changed her views about the “bathroom debate” and decided to share her story regardless of what the backlash would be. This is a reality check like no other.  Kristen Quintrall Lavin runs a blog called, “The Get Real Mom,” in which she exposes the harsh realities of what she calls, “momming.” However, on a recent trip to Disneyland with her young son, Lavin, she was exposed to another harsh reality — the reality of bathroom stalking, which made her question her progressive views on the bathroom debate.  Lavin commented on her blog that she has seen and supported “transgender” women — men identifying as women — using women’s public restrooms prior to the incident happening at Disneyland. “Transgenders who certainly felt comfortable in the women’s room and probably frightened to go into the men’s. At these times, I smiled … I peed … and life went on.”

December 27, 2017

Here’s The Latest Global Warming Narrative FAIL

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Remember when we were told that ever-ambiguous “Climate Change” (formally known as “Global Warming”) was going to leave us with milder winters and a decrease in snow? Well, that narrative has caught a slight snag: the United States has seen a steady trend in increased snow.  “Milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms but could cause an increase in freezing rain if average daily temperatures fluctuate about the freezing point,

December 27, 2017

Top insider exposes ‘Luciferian’ origin of globalist empire

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Spirit cooking.” Occult imagery outside meetings of the most powerful people in the world. Bizarre rituals held at globally important events.  What is going on? What perverted ideology animates those who control our global destiny?

Global insider Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, who was worked at the highest levels on Wall Street, at the United Nations, at elite universities like Yale and Oxford and served on the executive board of the World Economic Forum, has a disturbing answer. It’s “Luciferianism.” And Malloch described the ideology and its influence on world leaders in a recent interview on Infowars.  “The E.U. is part, of course, of the globalist empire, the New World Order, and I think many of its origins are in fact quite evil,” Malloch explained. “And I think that we should talk about that.”

December 26, 2017

US Congressman: The FBI Tried to Stop Donald Trump from Becoming President

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Speculation has run rampant for months that the FBI was working against a Donald Trump presidency, and now a United States congressman has given credit to that theory and what it would mean.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told conservative radio host Todd Starnes he is convinced the FBI was working against Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“The whole pretext is wrong. Think about this, you had — I’m convinced now — the FBI actively seeking with intent, actively trying to stop Donald Trump from being president of the United States,” Jordan said on the Todd Starnes Show.

December 25, 2017

Voter Fraud Investigation Launched Into Alabama Senate Special Election

Voter Fraud Investigation Launched Into Alabama Senate Special Election

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Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has launched an investigation into voter fraud accusations from last week’s Senate special election in which Democrat Doug Jones was declared the winner over his Republican opponent, embattled Judge Roy Moore. Moore has yet to officially concede.  The investigation was triggered by a viral video of a Jones supporter telling Fox10 reporter Kati Weis that he and others had traveled “from different parts of the country” to “vote” for their candidate, Jones.  “We came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship, and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together, and we got our boy elected!” said the unidentified man.

December 24, 2017

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