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Me and my boys gon’ be gone

I wanna fly my big rebel flag.  The war against northern aggression had so little to do with slavery and so much to do with economic fortitude.

Sorry.  I’m an advocate of civil rights and I do feel the outcome of the American Civil War was fair and good, all Americans benefitted and our cultures were finally able to freely mix.

The rebel flag, though (in my mind) has nothing to do with race or discrimination.  It’s a symbol of rebellion.  People from the south seem to be better at this rebellion stuff.

But we don’t need to put them down.  We need to pay attention, learn, resist, go out and practice with a rifle, keep an open mind; we need to be ready.  The state we are liking to encounter will impact our liberal and conservative constituents equally.  We all need to keep a basic 30-cal rifle and stay in regular practice.  This was the original intent of our 2nd amendment.  Read the Federalist Papers.  We’re NOT subscribing revolution or violence.

In fact, we are a peace-loving people.  Let’s keep a peace-loving people.  Regardless color, ethnicity, background, faith, we are collectively a people who love and cherish peace.  All of us have a deep responsibility to enforce these ideals of our hearts.

I can’t tell you, in good conscience, to go out and buy a gun.  I don’t have a gun, yet.  If you do consider buying a firearm then here are some things to think about:

a) Unless you’ve been through combat training you have no business owning/keeping any handgun.  Sorry, but your opponent WILL take that gun from you.  S/he’ll then be your opponent whom you have armed.

Seriously.  If you’re not very well trained, or you’ve grown up in a gun tradition, keeping a handgun is seriously stupid.

b) But, Sister, you gotta responsibility to stop that wrongdoer before s/he gets to your house.  I’m not an idiot.  We really do have some hardened thugs and cartel ‘killers’ running around among us.  They don’t care about our churches.  They don’t care about us, they don’t care about much of anything.  Anyone who threatens our churches or religious freedom is, in my mind, a worthy adversary.

So you DO have a responsibility to stop an aggressor/thug before s/he gets to your front door.  Seriously, Sister, a bad guy fucked up on drugs and looking for money – even if s/he seems to be a friend – is a dangerous predator.  I’m sorry.  But I been around a long time and I know.

My personal recommendation is the Norinco SKS rifle.  It’s an excellent rifle for +-50 yds to +-120 yds.  It’s not a “pretty” weapon at all; but the damn things are dependable.  Much much better than any AR15 style of rifle.

Please let me know how/what I can do to help you feel more safe.  You can come here, so long as you have no contact with the ‘dark side’; but I may be in the hospital for a month or longer.  Gotta get some work done on my heart.

I highly recommend the 7.62mm SKS rifle for home protection.  If you’ve got a bad doer all the way to the front door then, yes, you need a handgun (recommend a 45mm Ruger revolver); but the whole lesson is we shoot the intruder out on the yard.  Who wants all that mess in the house?

Love you –

Steven

Real Christians MUST resist

We MUST resist the worldly distractions of violence.  We MUST resist our temptation to go out and buy firearms.  The firearm industry in the US is NOT Christian.  We can no longer tolerate this behavior.  We’ve bastardized the 2nd amendment of our constitution and we’ve become a people of violence.  We’ve become a non-Christian people.  It’s time to stop this.
Confront your neighbor.  Confront those who keep firearms.  It is time for the courageous Christian people of our nation to say, “Shoot me.  I’ll lay down right here and now because Jesus Christ is my Lord and leader.  Love and tolerance is our code.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord, God will prevail.  So put the fucking gun down.  You’re a coward but WE are strong.  Put the gun down and you will be redeemed.  Salvation is a guarantee, but not if you’ve got a gun in your hand.”
This is a time for Christians to be courageous.  We can’t sit at home, go to church on Sunday, and pretend our world is not coming apart.  We MUST go to the streets, the fringes of our society, and put ourselves on the line.  Nothing in Jesus’ life predicated violence.  Nothing.  Love and tolerance is our code.

Let’s just give everyone a gun…

and go out in the street to shoot at each other.

I am so fucking angry about the way our country has treated the firearm issue.  NOBODY in a free and peaceful nation needs an AR-15 or AK-47 rifle.  NOBODY.

NOBODY in a free and peaceful nation needs a large-magazine handgun.  NOBODY.

Our second amendment is valid.  We need our ability to quickly raise a popular militia.  But we do NOT need citizens keeping multiples of military-style weapons.

Paddock was NOT to blame for the Las Vegas massacre.  Paddock was sick.  A seriously sick individual who was able, easily, to acquire an arsenal of dangerous weapons.  Did Paddock need these weapons?  No.  Did anyone suspect that Paddock had such an arsenal?  No.

I don’t care if you’re Jesus Christ himself.  You have no right, no reason, no cause to possess such weapons.  I’m sorry, but I’m a Christian first.  I’m an American but I’m a Christian first.  Love & tolerance is our code.  We lay down before our enemies.  We rely on God.  We are strong because we have faith.  Period.

I will stand up against ANY person who owns a firearm and claims to be a Christian.  Own a gun or be a Christian.  You decide.  Fuck you.  You can shoot me while I bear witness to the power of Peace.

I’m not armed and I don’t want to be armed.  I don’t need a primitive weapon to know I’m strong.  Bring it.  My faith is a LOT stronger than whatever you think you get from a fucking gun.

If you’re male, this is especially addressed to you.  We don’t need guns to be good sons, fathers, husbands or grandfathers.  In fact, those of us who really care have no guns at all.  I would much rather be the grandfather who never had a gun and taught his grandchildren to never give in to this insane gun culture.

 

 

A Better Second Amendment

It’s obvious in the language of our 2nd Amendment the purpose of this important constitutional amendment is our nation’s ability to raise ‘organized’ militia(s) to defend our nation from tyranny or invasion by outside invaders.

We do have a secondary force intended for these purposes.  Our states all have National Guard forces at the ready.  But, even if the National Guard does not constitute the ‘organized militia’ described in the 2nd amendment, it DOES represent a method/means for calling together an organized militia.  It would not be difficult AT ALL to administer all gun-ownership, save for true hunting guns (no handguns, no assault weapons, no military-style weapons).

It would not be difficult for our federal government to order our National Guard units to authorize/approve all firearm purchases in their states, to give them funding – and to require purchasers of semi-automatic “assault rifes”, and the semi-automatic handguns that have caused our nation so much sorrow, to check in and retrieve their weapons at the local National Guard Armory.  An “organized militia” does NOT require a willy-nilly disorganized group, or unregistered/unknown citizens keeping arms for whatever reason they might think adheres with the 2nd amendment.

Our nation, effectively, has zero gun control.  It disturbs the pacific and freedom-loving peoples of the world.

We do not sufficiently govern gun shows, as the city of Las Vegas invites on a weekly basis.  The documentation and paperwork requirements under our current gun control laws, are wayyy insufficient to address the problem of firearms transfers and sales via classified advertisements and these insufficiently governed gun shows.

There are simple things we can do, thanks to technology, to keep track of deadly weapons, assault rifles, weapons whose only real purpose is human-killing.  I don’t mind so much that individuals keep these types of weapons.  I am NOT an opponent to the 2nd amendment.  But we need much deeper investigations into these firearms buyers and their motivations.

And we need to know who these firearm owners are, and keep track of their activities.  This is so TOTALLY NOT a violation of 2nd amendment rights; but the NRA and other deep-pocketed organizations are taking an illogical and non-American dive below the Constitution’s intent.

It’s not difficult, either, to find the truth behind our Second Amendment.  In Switzerland, the head of every household is required to keep a rifle and required to report regularly (I think every two years) to the local military installation for training and psychological screening.  Switzerland has an incredibly low crime rate.

Nationalism is an incredibly important issue, here, because we have so little of such sentiment.  Conservatives AND liberals are fighting among themselves – and neither is willing to admit or abstain from the “government tittie” of money from gun lobbyists.

We have some very fine firearm manufactures here in the US.  We should be proud that, over the last 200 years, Americans have come to produce such beautiful weapons.  It is our heritage.  But NOT because of the second amendment and NOT because we ever intended our firearm manufacturers to somehow create/manage the requirements of an organized militia.

The federalists, early on, wanted this difficulty managed by the states.  Some of our states have done a good job.  But we cannot have protected borders or “organized militias” so long as individuals or unauthorized militias get to make up the rules, and it will NEVER work so long as states like Texas and Arizona continue to defy the intent of the 2nd amendment.

Mexico has the highest murder rate in the world.  A wacko shoots and kills 60 people in Las Vegas while the organized crime people in Mexico kill that many people every day.  Acapulco, once a beautiful honeymoon destination, is now the 2nd most dangerous city in the world. Even Baghdad is safer than Acapulco or Puerto Vallarta.

And the number one source of firearms going into Mexico (where firearms are strictly prohibited and solely available to thugs on the black market) is gun shows and lax gun-dealers in the US Southwest.  The Las Vegas massacre was horrific.  But the same system which allowed the assailant to acquire so many deadly firearms also allows those firearms to be purchased and smuggled into Mexico.  Nearly 100% of all firearms in Mexico are illegal under Mexican law; yet the proliferation of US-acquired firearms and dangerous weapons is “consistent with US policy”.

The Nuevo Jalisco cartel now has military-grade weapons.  They’ve shot down two military aircraft and assassinated scores of Mexican federal agents.  On a single afternoon of bloodshed they set fire to federal banks and gasoline depots all across the city of Guadalajara.

So what the fuck is the CIA doing?  Huh huh?  Is our government really doing anything to infiltrate/decapitate these organizations?  The CJNG (Jalisco Nueva Generatión Cartel) is probably the greatest threat to US security, and right here on our own continent.  The organization has virtually unlimited access, now, to all of the Southwest border and all of our major US cities.

The “motherfucker” who sat in the Mandalay Resort with cheaply modified high-powered rifles and sprayed bullets down on a concentration of people, was a coward.  He committed the ultimate acts of arrogance and cowardice.  I’m not sure his soul will ever be resolved.  I pray God will forgive him because I know we cannot.

But I promise you – without any doubt – the CJNC has all the firepower, logistics, and capability to easily take large areas of the SW United States.

It’s wayy too late to be talking about gun laws in the US.  We’ve allowed an unrestricted flow of US arms into Mexico – a country where there are no “gun stores” and gun-ownership is illegal.  Our country is giving small-arms (automatic assault rifles, anti-aircraft weapons, and mining arms) to people in Syria and Iraq who have no TRUE alliance to any modern or western security proposals.

The problem ALWAYS comes down to the power of the National Rifle Association to defend and promote gun violence and mass killing.  Surely, the people of the United States can stand up to this organization’s heinous and dangerous agenda.  The NRA might say it cares that a guy with 20+ rifles attacked and killed so many innocent people; but this is NOT the message they promote to our national congress.  Not at all.

There are easy solutions to prevent the sort of thing that happened Sunday night in Las Vegas.  If we cannot implement such simple solutions then ALL Americans must stand up and stand against congress and the NRA.

We don’t have an issue with the 2nd amendment (as it was intended) but we DO have a serious problem with a government that wantonly allows the sort of firearm ownership that allowed the Las Vegas massacre.

Why does any individual need to possess 20+ military-grade semi-automatic and automatic weapons??  Do we really have BATF records (yellow-sheets) for all the weaponry this guy had?  Explosives found in his house?  Why did he need those and how did he get them?

I guarantee.  The answers to these questions will ALL come down to the severe problem we have with federal firearm regulations.

It’s time to do something different.  If we, as a culture, can disregard the NRA then I am 100% confident we can preserve the spirit of our 2nd amendment.  If we ALLOW the NRA to run our government and shun the peacefulness of the American people, then it’s time to begin holding the NRA directly accountable for mass shootings in our country.

If you see someone with an NRA sticker on their vehicle in a parking lot, be prepared and be courageous.  Go paint “murderer” on that vehicle.  It is time to rise up and stand against these lone-killers and terrorist groups who thrive on our ridiculous gun laws.  March against gun shows and gun dealers in your community.  We can’t back down.

 

 

Classic trump Style???

Saw an interesting interview this morning with Chris Christie, on MSNBC.

Christie seems to be throwing the whole Trump administration under the bus.  That doesn’t make Christie a good guy, but yet another Trumpster slowly turning against Donald Trump.

Christie did make a reference to “classic Trump style.”  I have a hard time putting the words “classic” or “style” in the same sentence as the name of Donald Trump.

The man ain’t got no style, let alone classic style.

 

Go in peace, Martin. I love you.

Martin David Milstead, my oldest child, died yesterday afternoon from a terrible blood disorder.

May my son feel no more pain. May he be rejoined with his mother, his grandparents, and his great-grandfather whom he loved so dearly. May he know, through God’s infinite love and caring, how deeply he will be missed.

Born December 19, 1986 at Norman, Oklahoma; died September 13, 2017 at Lubbock, Texas.

 

New info on Irma

The storm has steered due west across the northern coast of Cuba, enough so that much of her uplift mechanism is currently over dry land.    Will likely reduce both windspeed and rainfall forecasts for this evening.  I still believe, though, Irma will regain Category 5 strength before her Sunday landfall on the Florida Peninsula.  Folks on the Southwest side of Florida and the Gulf barrier islands – from Ft Myers Beach north to the north side of Tampa – should already be gone.  I think the impact along the Ft Myers coastline will be the worst they’ve seen there is more than 100 yrs.