Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

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Democrats Hate the Second Amendment

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Guns and Roses (Photo credit: wallyg)

Need proof? This comes directly from the Democrat Party platform:

Firearms

We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans’ Second Amendment right to own and use firearms.

We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation.

We understand the terrible consequences of gun violence; it serves as a reminder that life is fragile, and our time here is limited and precious. We believe in an honest, open national conversation about firearms.

We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense improvements–like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole–so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few. (my emphasis)

The intent and purpose are obvious: anything that looks like a military assault weapon, even if it is more accurately described as semi-automatic, is subject to ban, including

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Call 911 But Carry a 1911

M1911 A1 pistol in .45 ACP by Remington

M1911 A1 pistol in .45 ACP by Remington (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is another example, exasperatingly but predictably missing from the nightly news, of how the Second Amendment saves lives. Imagine what went through this 12-year-old girl’s mind when a thug entered her home after kicking in the back door. Imagine what would go through yours if one entered yours.

Here is what happened:

Frantically, she called her mother who advised her to grab their household gun, hide in the closet, and call 911.

The intruder made his way through the house, and as he was opening the door of the closet, the young girl

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Obama earns an “F” from the National Rifle Association

Anti-Barack Obama direct mail from NRA

Anti-Barack Obama direct mail from NRA (Photo credit: Kevglobal)

This falls into the category of “so what else is new?” Of course the National Rifle Association (NRA) gives Obama an “F” because they have looked at his legislative record going all the way back to 1996, including his denials and dismissals concerning where he really stands on gun ownership and the Second Amendment.

Most people familiar with his record might be surprised, however, at just how consistently anti-gun (anti-freedom) he really is. Here’s a quick summary that answers the question about his “F” rating:

  • Why did Obama ban 1 million collectors grade Korean War Rifles from being imported and sold to citizens?
  • Why did Obama want to scrap military brass casings rather than sell them to reloading companies as has always been done?
  • Why does Obama support a federal assault weapons ban?
  • Why doesn’t Obama talk tough and make DC submit to the ruling of the supreme court and allow citizens the right to own handguns instead of letting them sidestep the ruling?
  • Why did Obama attempt to use ‘fast and furious’ as an anti gun prop to push for anti gun legislation?
  • Why does Obama support banning magazines over 10 rounds?
  • Why did Obama change our position in the UN and support the UN small arms treaty (gun banning legislation) once he came to office?

Here is some of his record, going back to 1996: 

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A Reminder of How Tenuous the Second Amendment Is

John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court justice.

John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court justice. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens spoke on Monday in Washington at a luncheon hosted by the virulently anti-gun group, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and reminded us of just how tenuous the hold the Supremes have on our precious Second Amendment rights.

Stevens wrote dissents to both of the Court’s recent decisions supporting those rights, and noted that even Justice Scalia in his assent to those decisions, Scalia “left the door open to regulations regarding who can carry guns and where, and what kinds of guns are lawful.”

Stevens added: “The fact that Congress doesn’t address [gun violence], I find mind-boggling, to tell you the truth.”

Alan Gottlieb, chairman of

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3-D Printing Technology Soon to Allow Printing Guns at Home

3D Printed Gun

3D Printed Gun (Photo credit: Pete Prodoehl)

Cody Wilson, a 24-year-old law student at the University of Texas, believes in the free flow of information and created a company to promote it. He went online to raise some capital for his idea, using a crowd funding website, IndieGoGo, which has funded more than 100,000 campaigns in areas such as music, charity, films and small business startups.

But when IndieGoGo got word of the kind of information Wilson wanted to offer for free, they closed his site and refunded the contributors’ money.

His information? Blueprints for making guns at home using 3-D printers.

Wilson refused to be deterred and created an Internet “collective” called Defense Distributed, where Wilson, in a seven-minute video, explains

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Gun Sales Spiking Thanks to Obama, “Preppers” and Even Zombies!

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After gunmaker Smith & Wesson announced late Thursday afternoon, September 6, that their sales had jumped by nearly 50 percent from a year ago, the company’s share price rocketed from $9 to $11 within minutes of the opening of trading on Friday morning.

Specifically, the company announced that sales were up 48.3 percent from the same quarter last year and that profits had nearly doubled. In addition, its backlog of orders jumped more than 163 percent, causing Jeffrey Buchanan, Smith & Wesson’s chief financial officer, to raise the company’s expectations for 2013:

Based on our stronger than anticipated first quarter, [and] current consumer orders for our products … we are increasing our full year 2013 financial guidance.

S&W’s announcement followed a similar announcement by Sturm, Ruger & Company — better known simply as Ruger — on August 20 that the gunmaker was on schedule to beat last year’s record of 1,114,700 firearms produced in a year, having already made one million of them by

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Our Constitution is Gun Control On Government

George Reisman: Gun Control — on the Government’s Guns

Literally everything the government does is ultimately a threat to point a gun at someone and use it if necessary. If this were not the case, the law, regulation, ruling, or whatever, would be without force or effect. People would be free to ignore it if they wished. Because of the government’s implicit threat to use deadly force to uphold its decisions, any meaningful program of gun control must above all focus on strictly controlling and regulating the activities of the government. (emphasis in the original)

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Summer’s End. Lexington Green, 11 September 2002. Photo taken in Minute Man National Historical Park. Sculpture : “Minuteman” by sculptor Henry Hudson Kitson (1863-1947), dedicated April 19, 1900. Erected 1899 : SIRIS (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I think Reisman makes a very good point here, one that we tend to forget. George Washington said it well: “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force. Like fire, it is both a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”

The Constitution is designed to control government, and its guns.

Reisman adds:

The threat of deadly force is implicitly present in every law, regulation, ruling, or decree that emanates from any government office, at any level. The threat of such force is what compels obedience on the part of the citizens.

Even such an innocuous offense as a parking violation is capable of resulting in death if a person persists in not paying the fine imposed and, when ultimately confronted with arrest, resists by physically defending himself.

He’s very good at explaining what the Constitution really does: it controls the government’s guns:

Our entire Constitution and Bill of Rights are essential measures of gun control — this time, gun control directed against the government.

For example, the First Amendment prohibits the government from using its guns to abridge the freedoms of speech or press.

The Second Amendment prohibits the government from using its guns to abridge the freedom of the citizen to keep and bear arms.

Indirectly, the Second Amendment also operates to limit the government’s use of its guns to abridge freedom in general. This is because, in our system of checks and balances, an armed citizenry constitutes a check on the possibility of the government becoming tyrannical and attempting to use its power to threaten the citizens’ lives and property. It should be understood as protecting a balance between the power remaining in the hands of the people and the power they have delegated to their government.

Indeed, the language of the Second Amendment — “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” — should be understood in this way.

Thanks for the reminder.

The Lamestream Media Misleads on Assault Rifles

John C. Goodman: The Truth About Guns

What disqualified a weapon (when the short-lived assault weapons ban was in effect) was looking like a military weapon. The offensive features included plastic stocks, extended ammunition clips, collapsible butt-stocks, and other decorative devices that made them look like, but not operate as, a fully functional assault rifle. (my emphases)

Semi automatic rifle FN FS2000

Semi automatic rifle FN FS2000 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My thanks to John Goodman for explaining this. Gun manufacturers like to sell guns just like Dodge likes to sell pickup trucks. They find that the more “masculine” they make them look, the more people buy them. That’s why the term “Dodge Ram” with a husky voice-over on their TV ads is so deliberate. They’re selling the dream, not the reality.

And so is the media. If enough people can be deceived into thinking that anyone can go into a store and buy a fully automatic, 600-rounds-per-minute true military assault rifle without raising an eyebrow, then that becomes “their” reality. And the demand for further restrictions is the natural, if misguided and misinformed, result.

To make it even clearer, Goodman quotes Steve Chapman:

Assault [rifles] are functionally indistinguishable from ordinary semiautomatic hunting rifles. They don’t fire more rapidly, they don’t deliver more lethal rounds, and they don’t spray bullets. They only look like military arms.

The misleading is deliberate in my opinion. The media wants us to think machine guns can be bought down at the local hardware store without difficulty. But that not only isn’t true, it hasn’t been true in this country for 80 years.

But some 250,000 machine guns are owned by Americans: those who have gone to the trouble, and the expense, of obtaining a special government permit. Question: how many of those machine guns have actually been involved in a crime over the past 80 years? NONE! Not one! But to hear the media tell it…well, you get the idea.

There’s more to this excellent article. I hope you read it. This will confirm that the MSM is not on our side.

A Second Amendment Refresher

Michael Scheuer: To President Obama: The 2nd Amendment is about fighting tyranny, not hunting deer

At day’s end, then, the 2nd Amendment exists to permit American citizens to perform the “duty” Jefferson describes by resisting and defeating with arms a federal government that knowingly produces a “train of abuses and usurpations” that is designed “to reduce them under absolute Despotism.”

Tree Of Liberty

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” -Thomas Jefferson (Photo credit: CmdrGravy)

I’d never heard of Michael Scheuer, the author of this fine article, until today. His Wikipedia entry is seven printed pages long and tells us that he is a former CIA officer (who obviously decided to “come in from the cold”) and is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Peace and Security. Normally that would make me nervous, but here it reinforces my belief that this guy knows what he’s talking about. Not everyone who teaches at Georgetown is a traitor, thankfully.

He posits a series of “what ifs” in his article, and then asks rhetorically, what would you do?

[What if] multiple U.S. presidents take the United States to war without the formal declaration of war irrefutably demanded by the U.S. Constitution, and then intentionally fail to win the wars they start and so kill thousands of America‘s soldier-children for nothing?

[What if] senior elected officials in both parties, as well as senior federal bureaucrats constantly leak highly classified intelligence information to advance their partisan interests and thereby knowingly undermine U.S. national security?

[What it] presidents and attorney generals from both parties pick and choose what laws they will enforce, in direct and flagrant violation of the oath to execute all laws that the Constitution mandates they swear on taking office?

[What if] the federal government so overspends the public treasury that the national debt can never be repaid, and that in funding the debt it also compromises U.S. independence and citizens’ economic well-being via massive borrowing from malign foreign powers and by exacting half-a-year’s wages from each American taxpayer?

Well, you get the idea. After exploring rhetorically several other “what ifs,” Scheuer gets to the point:

If the sorry day ever dawns when one or more of the above depredations occur, I would suggest Americans might well think about taking recourse to the arms guaranteed them by the 2nd Amendment, arms with which to defend their liberty, economic welfare, national independence, and their Constitution’s viability.

Thanks for the reminder, Mr. Scheuer. The Second Amendment, as they say, “ain’t about duck huntin’.”

Eating the Establishment Elephant One Bite at a Time

Newsmax: Texas GOP Chooses Tea Party-Backed Cruz for Senate

Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz scored a stunning upset over a longtime Texas state officeholder in a Republican U.S. Senate primary runoff on Tuesday, transforming Cruz into a national conservative star and marking a resurgence of the movement to shrink the size of U.S. government.

Cruz, 41, a former state solicitor general who has never held elected office, became the third insurgent Republican this year to defeat an establishment Republican in a U.S. Senate primary.

He scored a surprisingly comfortable victory with about 56 percent of the vote to about 44 percent for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who a year ago was considered the front-runner.

Republican Elephant - 3D Icon

Republican Elephant – 3D Icon (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

This is how we reverse the push towards totalitarianism and martial law in our country: focusing on races “we” can win and ignoring those we can’t.

I’m no political expert but for me the presidential election is inconsequential. The real battle is in the Congress. And Cruz is just one of three recent “freedom candidates” to win their primaries, with excellent chances of winning again in November.

The other two are Steve Stockman, running for the House from the newly redrawn 36th District in Texas, and Rep. Paul Broun from Georgia’s 10th Congressional District.

Here is what Gun Owners of America had to say about them:

Steve Stockman, as a Congressman in the mid-1990s, drafted legislation to repeal gun control laws from the books.  Rep. Stockman also opposed every single attempt to restrict your gun rights, earning a perfect A+ rating from GOA and every national gun group in the country.  Like Cruz, he will be a powerful advocate for 2nd Amendment rights…

And then there is Rep. Paul Broun in Georgia.  For the past several years, he has been THE pro-gun leader in the House of Representatives.  As the head of the Second Amendment Task Force in Congress, Broun has used his platform to advance pro-gun legislation and rally opposition against gun control.

All three are favored to win in November. As I said, one bite at a time.

Just Exercising His Second Amendment Rights

Observer & Eccentric: Gun Case Raises Firearm Law Concerns

Combs just graduated high school in June and had received the long gun—a vintage 1942 M1 Garand .30 caliber combat rifle—as a gift from one of his brothers on his 18th birthday.

In his testimony, Combs said he decided to walk around with the rifle to exercise his civil rights.

“I was just exercising my rights,” he testified. “Freedom of expression, freedom of speech.”

The M1 Garand rifle, typical of the Second Wor...

The M1 Garand rifle, typical of Second World War era weaponry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We need more people like this, willing to step up and exercise their rights. This young man may have been injudicious—inexperienced in the ways of the world, perhaps—but he certainly had the right idea.

I remember seeing a bumper sticker not too long ago: “It’s OK. I wasn’t exercising those rights anyway.”  Well, I don’t think so. Use ‘em or lose ‘em.

More from the article:

Michigan is an open carry state that does not require a person to produce ID when stopped by the police. In this case, however, the three officers involved in the arrest each testified they wanted to see some ID from Combs because he did not appear to be 18, the legal age to openly carry a firearm.

When he refused to produce ID, they arrested him. He was charged with brandishing a firearm in public, disturbing the peace and obstructing a police officer. Judge Marc Barron of the 48th District Court dismissed the third charge on a lack of evidence.

Here’s the point. He was exercising his second amendment rights. The police claimed that he didn’t look to be 18 years old. But you and I both know that they were nervous about anybody—anybody—just walking around exercising their rights to open carry. This can’t happen!  This must be stopped!  Who do these people think they are? It just isn’t right! We must do something!

Good for Sean Michael Combs. May his number increase.

Bill O’Reilly Goes Off the Deep Left End

Doug Giles: O’Reilly is O’Really in Left Field on the Guns and Ammo Issue

O’Reilly: “Anyone who sells a heavy weapon or ammo should be compelled to report the sale to the FBI. It’s a felony if you don’t. That’s what we should have in the USA and it just makes sense in this age of terrorism. Right now some gun dealers do background checks but nobody reports the sale of heavy weapons like AK-47s to the feds. That’s insane.”

Bill O'Reilly - Caricature

Bill O’Reilly – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

What’s really insane is O’Reilly’s ridiculous statement that people should be compelled to report the sale of a “heavy weapon.” O’Reilly has the annoying frequent tendency to promote a leftist “meme” while cloaked in conservative aura. But this really is too much.

Watch the video now.

First, what exactly is a “heavy weapon?” Is this an anti-tank gun or a 50 caliber machine gun? No. He refers instead to the AK-47, a semi-automatic (one shot per trigger squeeze) rifle that shoots the 7.62x39mm cartridge. This cartridge has the same “ballistic profile” as the common .30-30 Winchester round. Many manufacturers make this rifle but no one can buy it from a gun shop without a background check.

As a supposedly great researcher, O’Reilly certainly must know this. And yet he says “some gun dealers do background checks but nobody reports the sale of heavy weapons like AK-47s to the feds.” Sorry, Bill. Yes they do. Every purchaser must complete Federal Form 4473, which asks the purchaser about any criminal history and citizenship, and which also records the type, model number, manufacturer and serial number of the rifle being purchased. Every gun dealer is required to complete this form for every rifle purchased. If he fails to do so, he faces serious charges and perhaps some jail time. And, yes, Bill, this is a federal form. It goes to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—the BAFTE—but you already know that, don’t you Bill?

And so why the misinformation, Bill? Since you no doubt know all this things, you must have an agenda. What is that agenda, Bill? Are you promoting the same line that gun-controllers are promoting—more, tighter, more invasive and restrictive rights to own guns? Is that your agenda, Bill?

Gee, and I thought you were a good “conservative.”

How Armed Citizens Thwart Thugs

Larry Elder: Yes, Guns Kill, But How Often Are They Used in Self-Defense?

Professor Emeritus James Q. Wilson, the UCLA public policy expert, says: “We know from Census Bureau surveys that something beyond 100,000 uses of guns for self-defense occur every year. We know from smaller surveys of a commercial nature that the number may be as high as 2 1/2 or 3 million. We don’t know what the right number is, but whatever the right number is, it’s not a trivial number.”

English: Larry Elder

Larry Elder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Statistics don’t work for me unless they’re personalized. As Joseph Stalin once said: “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of a million is a statistic.”

So Elder, in his column, personalizes the statistics of armed citizens:

In Pearl, Miss., a gunman who killed two students and wounded seven at a high school was stopped by an assistant principal, who rushed to his car and got his gun. The assistant principal, running back with his .45, spotted the rifle-carrying shooter in the parking lot. Ordering the teen to stop, the vice principal held his gun to the shooter’s neck until police arrived.

And:

In Salt Lake City, a man purchased a knife in a grocery store, walked outside and stabbed and critically injured two men. He was threatening others, when a store patron with a concealed weapons permit drew his gun, forced the attacker to the ground and held him until police arrived.

And:

In Grundy, Va., a disgruntled student on the verge of his second suspension at Appalachian School of Law shot and killed the dean, a professor and a fellow student. Two students, both off-duty peace officers, ran to their cars, retrieved their guns and used them to halt the attack.

There, that personalizes it. That should offset some of the moaning and weeping emanating from the disaster in Aurora. Something should have happened to keep this monster from carrying out his mission. Just one, with a gun, could have ended the situation quietly, and the rest of the folks could just go back to watching the movie!

NRA Goes to Bat in Chicago

NRA-ILA Legal Update- June 2012

In perhaps the clearest case in the country addressing the right to bear arms outside the home for self-defense, oral arguments took place June 8 in Chicago, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Shepard v. Madigan involves lead plaintiff Mary Shepard, an Illinois resident and trained gun owner with no criminal record, who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun in both Utah and Florida.  Unfortunately, she has no legal way to do so in Illinois as soon as she steps away from her home or place of business.  The National Rifle Association is funding this case, and our state affiliate, the Illinois State Rifle Association, is a co-plaintiff on behalf of its members who share Mrs. Shepard’s plight.

National Rifle Association

National Rifle Association (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mary Shepard was attacked while working at her church in 2009 by a 245-pound thug and nearly killed. She suffered massive injuries that required numerous surgeries and she still suffers today. No wonder she wants the freedom to carry outside of her home, for self-defense.

But Illinois is having none of it. After all, the government knows best how to protect people. And “guns kill people.” And they just can’t have people running around with guns in their pockets or on their hips just waiting for trouble!

Illinois’ argument is false, and provably so. And the NRA, in its brief, made that clear:

Illinois is the only state in the Union that flatly forbids law-abiding citizens from carrying operable firearms in public for self-defense.  Illinois attempts to defend this ban as a public safety measure, asserting that mayhem would ensue if law-abiding citizens were licensed to bear weapons in public.

The inconvenient truth that every other state in the nation allows some form of public carriage of firearms by at least some private, law-abiding citizens—and does so without fostering the mayhem forecast by the Defendants here—gives the lie to Illinois’s pleas that firearms in the hands of any and all law-abiding citizens are uniquely a threat to public safety in this state, even if nowhere else in America.

Hopefully the three-judge panel hearing the case will decide in favor of Shepard, and be done with it. But this, of course, is Illinois, the land of Obama and Rahm Emanuel and other government thugs who care little about facts. Good for the NRA in funding this effort.

Gun Sales Explode in Wake of Shooting

John Ransom: Common Defense: In Crisis, America Buys Guns, Hurray!

While the Left looks for more reasons to restrict our right to self-defense every time an infamous shooting occurs, the standard reaction of the general population in Colorado is to stock up on guns and ammo in self-defense.

Well, of course they do. By “they” I also mean “me” and others of similar suasion. The average American isn’t so dumb. He can see he’s being set up again. I’m more and more convinced that the Aurora shooting was a “false flag” event even though I can’t prove it, at least not yet. And my editor at The New American has suggested that I don’t “get ahead of the evidence” and so you won’t find much of that point of view in articles I write for him.

But the average Joe has figured it out, even if it turns out that Aurora was just the maniacal behavior of a single deranged individual. The shooting will provide another excuse to promote more gun control. Excuse me: people control. Guns are inanimate.

And their immediate response is to exercise their freedoms while they still have them. And are they ever!  According to Reuters, America is the most heavily-armed country in the world with 90 guns for every 100 people, or a total of 270 million guns. 8 million guns are manufactured every year in the world, and 4 ½ million of them are bought by Americans exercising their rights. And that data from Reuters is five years old!

The British tabloid Telegraph noted that last December more than 1 ½ million background checks were conducted—a proxy for new gun sales—the highest on record. On December 23rd there were 102,222 background checks completed. Merry Christmas, pops!

I’m hopeful that these purchasers appreciate not only the extraordinary freedom they are exercising, but also have some understanding that without the Second Amendment there wouldn’t be any First Amendment, or any other amendments, for that matter. I’m hopeful that they will learn how important their decision is to own and use properly and responsibly a weapon for self-defense purposes. I’m hopeful too that they never have to exercise the right to self-defense, either against a thug or a thuggish government.

The Batman Massacre Has Too Many Coincidences

Paul Joseph Watson: Eerie Coincidence: Colorado University Had Identical Drill On Same Day As ‘Batman’ Massacre

A Colorado university just 16 miles away from the site of Friday morning’s deadly Batman massacre staged an identical exercise the very same day in which students were trained how to react to a gunman firing at people in a movie theater.

For an old conspiratorialist like me (as FDR once said: “In politics if something happens you can bet it was planned that way”) this article by Paul Joseph Watson illustrated way too many coincidences.

In my heyday of giving speeches around the country, I was challenged one night by a member of the audience who asked me why I thought I saw a communist behind every tree. I responded: “Because that’s where they hide!”

Now they are out in the open. The school not only used an example eerily identical with that in the Aurora shootings, it was also complete with bombs being thrown by the mock assailant. As noted in the article, the dean of the school said, “The irony is amazing, just amazing.”

The article notes another coincidence, if you didn’t read it: a preview for another film called “Gangster Squad” that played just before the start of the Batman film that horrific night featured—are you ready?—gangsters emerging from behind the movie screen and shooting up the members in the audience.

Warner Bros. frantically pulled the preview. That’s an “oops” of the first magnitude.

The Denver Post tried to downplay to coincidence by quoting the dean who added:

[The students at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine] are trained to respond to every type of disaster.

[The class] made these medical students very aware that these kinds of things can happen anywhere. The events of this tragedy have helped to drive that home.

In other words, it’s normal for Osteopaths to receive training on how to handle shooters in darkened theaters? I don’t think so. But maybe that’s just me.

Aurora Shooting: Questions Still Remain

Tad Cronn says, “There are conspiracy theories, and there are conspiracy theories,” concerning the Aurora shooting that took place in Aurora, Colorado, last Friday night. “But some conspiracy theories have just enough meat on them to make you go ‘hmm.’”

Writing at Godfather Politics, Cronn reviewed the key questions still being raised about James Holmes’ rampage, including the “exquisite” timing of the incident. It could have something to do with the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that is being debated in New York this week. Cronn is impressed with the coincidence of the Aurora attack and suggests similarities to the Fast and Furious operation that put U.S. weapons into the hands of Central American drug cartels. Says Cronn,

There is powerful evidence to suggest that the real plan [for Fast and Furious] was to have drug runners wreak havoc here at home with our guns, as they have, and [then] use that “discovery” as leverage for further gun controls.

The same theory applies to using Aurora as leverage to pass the U.N. treaty.

Cronn also raised a number of other issues without answers, including Holmes’ demeanor following the incident when he gave up to the police without a struggle and then warned them that he had booby-trapped his apartment. Holmes was a penurious student, without the obvious means to

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UN Arms Trade Treaty a Frontal Attack on Second Amendment

Brian Darling: UN Arms Trade Treaty Potential Assault on 2nd Amendment

How bad is it? Here’s one clue: Iran was selected to provide one of the 14 vice presidents for the ATT conference. That’s right: a treaty that’s supposed to be about stopping terrorism and preventing human rights abuses, and the U.N. decides to give the ceremonial spotlight to Iran, a nation that supplies arms to Hamas, Hezbollah, and the murderous Syrian government.

Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign Relations (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This certainly is one way to determine whether the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is good for the US: who’s backing it.

Another way is to consider whether the Second Amendment is a barrier to the establishment of a New World Order, where the UN has all the guns and the citizens of the world have none. This is the world of Obama, who has been pushing for more gun control all of his political life:

John Lott wrote for Fox News that we know a lot about the Treaty just by virtue of the nations negotiating its details. Many of the countries included in the negotiations ban handguns and do not recognize the inherent right of personal self-defense. And, as Lott notes, “The Obama administration is undoubtedly the most hostile administration to gun ownership in U.S. history, with Obama having personally supported registration of handguns and semi-automatic weapons before becoming president.” All of this should raise red flags for constitutional conservatives. (my emphasis)

Let’s remember the purpose behind the United Nations. When the League of Nations failed in the ‘20s, the Council on Foreign Relations was created to push for a world government. The Second World War provided, among other things, a convenient excuse to reinstate the League of Nations under its new name, but with the same purpose. Along with the creation of the International Monetary Fund and the Bank for International Settlements and the World Court, the UN was another tool to be used to enslave the world. It has been staffed with totalitarians and criminals ever since, and funded largely by the US government. That should tell us a lot.

The shooting in Aurora may just be a “coincidence” but I have little doubt that that horrendous incident will be used to justify the odious treaty that threatens to complete the loop, and disarm (and then enslave) the American people.

Government Could Have Done Worse than Aurora Massacre

A Forbes article says there’s a real threat of U.S. ratification of the UN arms treaty under now-increased pressure to “do something” after the Aurora massacre.

This presents a formidable threat, especially if we consider the lesson taught in R. J. Rummel‘s revealing work, Death by Government: Far worse than any carnage inflicted by a lone shooter is done when the government itself has unlimited power over its people.

As to whether James Holmes is indeed a “lone shooter,” an analysis of the Aurora, Colorado, gunman in the so-called “Batman Massacre,” prepared by Mike Adams of naturalnews.com concludes that Holmes might have had some help.

According to Adams, the behavior of Holmes “just doesn’t add up.” Writes Adams: 

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James Holmes: Front Man for CIA False Flag Op?

Mike Adams: Colorado Batman shooting shows obvious signs of being staged

More and more, this shooting is looking like a deliberate plot staged by the government itself much like Operation Fast and Furious pulled off by the ATF which helped smuggle tens of thousands of guns into Mexico for the purpose of causing “gun violence” in the USA, then blaming the Second Amendment for it.

James Holmes

James Holmes (Photo credit: seatonsnet)

One of my first thoughts, expressed in my initial posting here on Friday morning, was the possibility of a link between the Aurora shooting and the UN treaty in New York. I wrote it, but I was skeptical, thinking it was a bit of a reach.

I don’t think so now, after reading Mike Adams’ article which explores in detail the possibility of the shooting being a false flag event.

He notes:

His behavior doesn’t add up

His behavior already reveals stark inconsistencies that question the mainstream explanation of events. For example, he opened fire on innocent people but then calmly surrendered to police without resistance. This is not consistent with the idea of “killing everyone.”

Furthermore, he then admitted to police that his apartment was booby-trapped with explosives. If you were really an evil-minded Joker trying to kill people (including cops), why would you warn them about the booby trap in advance? It doesn’t add up.

“Holmes was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, police said, adding he didn’t resist when he was arrested,” reports a local CBS news affiliate.

“After his arrest, Holmes told police about ‘possible explosives in his residence,’ Oates said. When police searched his apartment, they discovered it was booby-trapped and evacuated surrounding buildings, police said. Oates said bomb technicians are determining how to disarm flammable or explosive material in the third-floor apartment. He said police could be there some time.”

None of this checks out. If you’re a killer bent on causing mayhem, why tell the police about your surprise bomb waiting for them back at your apartment?

Adams thinks it’s the FBI. I think the CIA is the more likely culprit:

This is not your run-of-the-mill crime of passion. It was a carefully planned, heavily funded and technically advanced attack. Who might be behind all this? The FBI, of course, which has a long history of setting up and staging similar attacks, then stopping them right before they happen. See four documented stories on these facts:

http://www.naturalnews.com/035849_domestic_terror_plots_FBI.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/034325_FBI_entrapment_terror_plots.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/033751_FBI_terrorism.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/035757_FBI_terror_plots_false_flag.htm

The one party not mentioned by Adams is the BATFE, which is run by an avid anti-gunner appointed by Obama. But that doesn’t matter. The real emphasis is on generating sufficient anti-gun fervor to force the UN Arms Control Act into and get it passed by the Senate.

Even Forbes.com wrote about this quite extensively, warning readers about the coming gun confiscation effort related to the UN treaty. The story was authored by Larry Bell and says the UN treaty could “override our national sovereignty, and in the process, provide license for the federal government to assert preemptive powers over state regulatory powers guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment in addition to our Second Amendment rights.”

In other words, this has all the signs of Fast & Furious, Episode II. I wouldn’t be surprised to discover someone in Washington was behind it all. After all, there’s no quicker way to disarm a nation and take total control over the population than to stage violence, blame it on firearms, then call for leaders to “do something!” Such calls inevitably end up resulting in gun confiscation, and it’s never too long after that before government genocide really kicks in like we saw with Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao and other tyrants.

Here’s the big difference. More than 100 million Americans already own guns. Those poor souls under Stalin, et al, were unarmed.

Stay tuned to see if this false flag conjecture gets legs.

Many of the articles on Light from the Right first appeared on either The New American or the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor.