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Pro-Gun Rallies: Why the Turnout Was So Low

This one isn’t hard at all to understand.

Don’t think for a second that there isn’t MASSIVE support across this country for the 2nd Amendment and gun rights.  However, supporters of the 2nd Amendment and most other conservative causes aren’t anything like the protesters on the left.

The biggest difference is that most law-abiding, Constitution-loving, honest conservatives have these things called “jobs” and “lives” that must be attended to daily.  Most can’t just skip work to attend political rallies.  They’re not being paid by liberal billionaires like George Soros and many other liberal sources to carry signs and stir up trouble.

Do not make the mistake of believing that silence is acquiescence (lefties, you may need to look that on up).  We will only allow ourselves to be pushed so far before we push back.  

It’s only a matter of time before one or more of the left’s useful idiots, who are being stirred to action by people who will NEVER suffer the consequences of these actions, gets shot when they surround a conservative carrying a gun who doesn’t know the intentions of the mob surrounding him/her, and legitimately fears for their life and the lives of their family.  And the Maxine Waters and other democrat politicians, and leftist media figures and movie stars who are encouraging their sheep-like followers to engage in such activity will NEVER be at risk of being harmed because it’s their idiot followers doing their dirty work for them.

Oh, and lest we forget those on the left calling for revolution, you need to understand that if the 80 to 100 million law-abiding gun owners were the problem, you would know it by now.  But if you want to keep pushing, we have one thing to say.

We’re your Huckleberry.

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Organizers of pro-gun rallies lament low turnout

 A group of protesters gathers in Washington, D.C., for the March for Our Rights, a rally supporting gun ownership. Similar protests took place in other cities, with the intent to outdo the March for Our Lives gun-control rallies, but organizers were disappointed in low turnout.
A group of protesters gathers in Washington, D.C., for the March for Our Rights, a rally supporting gun ownership. Similar protests took place in other cities, with the intent to outdo the March for Our Lives gun-control rallies, but organizers were disappointed in low turnout.(Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post)

CHICAGO – Student-led rallies around the country on Saturday aimed to show support for gun rights, though their effort drew smaller-than-expected crowds in a bid to counter the well-funded and organized youth gun-control lobby that emerged after the massacre in a Florida high school earlier this year.

Here in Chicago, people rallied in a corner of Millennium Park. In Los Angeles, protesters yelled “gun rights are human rights” as they marched near Pershing Square. In Washington, an American flag billowed against a backdrop of the Capitol as attendees said guns are being used as scapegoats and that society’s problems run deeper than firearms.

Students who say their views have been silenced in recent months as vocal gun-control advocates have been monopolizing attention used the marches as a way to raise awareness of their fears that hasty solutions could lead to an erosion of the Second Amendment.

Colin FitzSimmons, 13, of Algonquin, Illinois, spoke at the Chicago rally, sounding alarms that liberal gun-control efforts really want to “to disarm the populace.” People held signs reading “we’re not going away” and “take back gun rights.”

“Our generation isn’t going to embrace gun control,” Colin said, noting that any changes to gun laws need to be carefully considered. “The devil is in the details.”

Organizers of Saturday’s marches said many conservative students feel as though their views are not being taken into consideration in the debate about school shootings, and the marches on Saturday were planned as a way to show that not all students support gun control.

Planning for Saturday’s rallies started in April, weeks after gun control rallies took place in Washington and other cities. Some of Saturday’s organizers found one another on Instagram and Facebook and decided to speak out against what they saw as an attack on gun ownership. They expected a modest turnout on Saturday, but far fewer people showed up than organizers had hoped.

In Chicago, organizers planned for about 125 people, but the rally drew approximately 35. The group gathered in a corner of Millennium Park, not the great lawn, because organizers did not secure a permit and park security forced them to leave.

Earlier in the morning in the same city, hundreds of anti-gun violence protesters shut down 10 blocks of the Dan Ryan Expressway, one of the busiest interstates in the United States. Their march along the highway was in protest of gun violence and gun-related deaths in Chicago, and the disruption drew widespread attention – and some scorn, from groups including the National Rifle Association.

Kevin Yan, an 18-year-old University of Chicago student, said he is “an outlier” at his school because he is passionate about the Second Amendment. He said he has never owned a gun and has never shot a gun, but he believes gun ownership is “a critical American tradition” and “really important for self-defense.”

“The media always says the millennial generation has decided it’s against gun rights,” he said. “We are here to show that’s not true.”

In Palm Beach, Florida, about 100 people were expected to rally at a park; 13 came, including organizer Ashley Johnson, three speakers and the parents of two of the speakers.

The event was meant to be a counterpoint to the March for Our Lives rallies that attracted thousands across the country after the February shooting, including at events in Florida.

“The goal is to be just as successful as March for Our Lives,” Johnson said. “We want to outdo them.”

Ralph Curra, 14, who was an eighth grader at Westglades Middle school, which is adjacent to Marjory Stoneman Douglas, spoke at the event. He recalled hearing the screams from next door, and being on lockdown for five hours as the investigation began into the Feb. 14 attack.

“Raising the age to buy a gun, all you parents out there, when you send your child to college, don’t you want them to be able to protect themselves from criminals?” he asked. “The new laws will leave your child vulnerable to attack in today’s dangerous society.”

Johnson said she was disappointed in the turnout.

“I don’t know why more people didn’t show up. I think a lot of conservatives are just afraid to show up for public events,” she said through tears.

In Washington, a few dozen high schoolers, college students and recent graduates came together near the Capitol for the Second Amendment march. American flags and “Make America Great Again” hats dotted the crowd.

Tyler Yzaguirre, president of the Second Amendment Institute, told the gathering that although they were few in number, they would show the left that no one should be afraid to defend their rights.

Organizer Morgan Sachs greeted the group and thanked everyone for coming.

“The media doesn’t seem to like to talk about pro-gun students, they only want to talk about anti-gun rhetoric,” she said. “Our voices are going to be heard now.”

Link to article:  https://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2018/07/organizers_of_pro-gun_rallies.html

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The ACLU Admits It No Longer Supports the Constitution (If It Ever Did)

The ACLU (Anti-Christian Lawyers Union, or American Communists Living Unchecked), like the rest of the left, is letting its mask slip.

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If the American Civil Liberties Union was ever a champion of its supposed namesake—civil liberties—it no longer is.
— Read on constitution.com/the-aclu-admits-it-no-longer-supports-the-constitution-if-it-ever-did/

The Kind of Thing That Liberal Freeloaders Can Appreciate

A FREE RIDE.

To all the liberals who promised to leave if Trump was elected, who are the same liberals who threatened to leave if George W. Bush was elected, it’s time that you actually kept your word. Make America Great Again by LEAVING.

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The Free Market Only “Fails” When Liberal/Progressive Politicians Interfere With It

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It’s both entertaining and frustrating to hear liberal progressives making the claim that “capitalism and the free market has failed.”  That’s funny since nearly every “failure of the free market” can pretty easily be traced to intervention by government, and the resulting market distortion of that intervention.  Here are a few examples.

  1. Healthcare & Wage/Price Controls – Up until around the time of WWII, most people paid cash or bartered with their doctor for medical services.  During WWII, the government implemented wage and price controls across the economy.  Because wages were fixed, businesses had to come up with other ways to attract the few quality workers who hadn’t gone off to war.  Many started offering medical “insurance” as one of their perks.  Medical care is a limited commodity, and when you subsidize the price of a limited commodity so that the consumer doesn’t feel the regulating pain of price, people consume more of that product than they otherwise would.  When the demand for a commodity goes up and supply can’t be immediately increased, price naturally increases as a means to regulate demand.  When you artificially hold the price down, you create a shortage.  Fast forward to today with Obamacare.  The government subsidizes healthcare for millions who couldn’t afford it before, which seems like the compassionate thing to do.  But at the same time millions MORE will be getting access to a limited number of doctors, the government is limiting what doctors will be reimbursed, thus controlling price, but not addressing real COST.  A demand for medical services is created that outstrips capacity.  Government created shortage.
  2. Housing Market – All you need to look at here is the 2008 economic crash precipitated by the bursting of the housing bubble.  How did that bubble inflate?  One word: government.  There were many contributory causes, but the main causes were manipulation and coercion of the banking industry in an attempt to achieve a specific SOCIAL outcome.  The Community Reinvestment Act is one of those causes.  Banks were pressured to abandon sound historic banking practices to make more loans in high risk areas.  Hiding under the fallacy that this was all to prevent the practice of racial “red lining,” banks were told directly or indirectly to either make the loans, or else.  Normally if a bank makes bad loans, they go out of business.  But government removed the moral restraints, and overrode the sound banking practices that had been in place for centuries, all with the promise that if the loans went bad, government would bail out the banks.  Sound familiar?  Thus through provisions in the law (written by government), banks sold bad loans as securities spreading out the risk to many other sectors of the economy.  The sheer volume of these bad loans, and the mounting risk, was pointed out in the early 2000’s, but the liberals lead by people like Maxine Waters and Barney Frank told us “Remain calm.  All is well.”  Fast forward to 2008 and the economic crash caused by government intervention in the free market, NOT by the free market itself.
  3. The labor market – There are so many ancillary issues to this one.  Illegal immigration/amnesty, tax code, government regulations, etc.  The one I’ll speak to specifically here is the government imposed minimum wage.  As mentioned above with health care, health care is labor, and labor is a commodity.  Businesses pay wages for labor commensurate with the value which that labor adds to the company.  It might be worth $3/hr for a store owner to pay a kid to sweep his floors a few times per week.  But if forced by government to pay $15/hr for that same unskilled labor, the store owner will likely not hire that young kid, and will sweep his floors himself.  This eliminates entry level jobs, prevents young people from gaining work experience, and distorts the labor market and the price of goods.  The artificially inflated labor costs also hasten the move to automation.  Automation and the advancement of technology is inevitable, but when you ARTIFICIALLY raise the minimum wage, you will only hasten the day when companies will choose to replace their unreliable carbon-based employees with robotic employees who don’t take breaks, don’t have healthcare costs (other than maintenance), can’t unionize, and don’t get pensions.  In general, businesses have 4 choices when faced with an artificially increased labor cost.  Absorb the cost by reducing profit, raise prices (which may reduce demand, thus not paying for the increased labor, leading to layoff or closure), eliminate the job/not create the job, or go out of business.  Thus the minimum wage actually harms the very people it was claimed to be helping.

So, if you’re an employee with minimum skill, minimum motivation, and minimum education who contributes minimum value to the company’s bottom line, you deserve minimum pay.  You want $15/hr to flip burgers?  Sorry, your not worth it.

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Some on the Left ADMIT that Obamacare IS Socialist Redistribution



It is specifically because this comes from the NY Times that makes this so newsworthy. The writer says what conservatives have said all along. Redistribution is the core of Obamacare, but Obama and company couldn’t admit that because redistribution isn’t popular with a majority of Americans.

Also at the core of Obamacare is the pseudo-Marxist forceful takeover (by legislation rather than by revolution) of the healthcare and insurance industries.

I’ve long said that Barack Obama is more than simply a Marxist, or a socialist, or a progressive/communist (progressives used to be called communists until it became ‘uncool’ to be called a communist in America).  Barack Obama is the Venn diagram overlap of all three, wrapped in a layer of Saul Alinsky for good measure.

Barack Obama is a PROGRESSIMARXUNIST.
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Don’t Dare Call the Health Law ‘Redistribution’

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Published: November 23, 2013

WASHINGTON — Rebecca M. Blank was a top candidate in 2011 to lead President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, but then the White House turned up something politically dangerous.

“A commitment to economic justice necessarily implies a commitment to the redistribution of economic resources, so that the poor and the dispossessed are more fully included in the economic system,” Ms. Blank, a noted poverty researcher, wrote in 1992. With advisers wary of airing those views in a nomination fight, Mr. Obama passed over Ms. Blank, then a top Commerce Department official and now the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin. Instead he chose Alan Krueger, a Princeton economist.

“Redistribution is a loaded word that conjures up all sorts of unfairness in people’s minds,” said William M. Daley, who was Mr. Obama’s chief of staff at the time. Republicans wield it “as a hammer” against Democrats, he said, adding, “It’s a word that, in the political world, you just don’t use.” Continue reading

Obama’s Advisors: Disarm America Through Taxation

Do NOT believe Obama, Biden, or any of the other lying piece of crap democrats when they say they don’t want to confiscate our guns. If they could just outright grab them today, they would. That’s why they are going to attack them every way they can. They will incrementally ban certain weapons. They will tax/ban ammunition. They will require registration. And when they have reduced the number of weapons sufficiently, they will come and take the rest. We MUST resist.

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Obama’s Advisors: Disarm America Through Taxation

 

“The power to tax involves the power to destroy,” Chief Justice John Marshall in McCulloch v. Maryland, 1819.

Here’s what Obama’s advisors are telling him about the way to confiscate guns: Tax them.

They are advising him to tax guns, ammunition, magazines, and licenses and then attach draconian remedies for failure to register and pay the taxes. Set the taxes low the first year, then increase them gradually to the point where a person owning an AR 15, three magazines and a box of ammo would owe $5,000 a year in taxes. Continue reading

Atlas is about to Shrug

Those who have never built a business and signed the FRONT of a paycheck, which would be most of the Marxist hacks in Washington D.C. and the entitlement zombies who keep reelecting them, simply will NEVER be able to understand the simple truth this man speaks. Right before our eyes, Atlas is about to shrug. Those who can will no longer have the incentive to DO. They will work for profit and for MUTUAL benefit, i.e. wage for service, but they will never allow themselves to be enslaved, which is what’s happening. If we continue this path, those guiding us down it have no idea how bad things are about to become. Or do they?
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CEO Threatens to Fire Employees If Obama Is Reelected and Raises Taxes

By Noel Sheppard
Created 10/09/2012 – 5:57pm
By Noel Sheppard | October 09, 2012 | 17:57
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David Siegel, the founder and CEO of real estate company Westgate Resorts on Monday threatened to fire some employees if Barack Obama is reelected and carries out his plan to raise taxes on the so-called rich.

The following are highlights from an email message sent by Siegel to his staff that was obtained and verified as authentic by Gawker: Continue reading

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