Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Why they lose

Written By: Bob - Mar• 03•13
Ardena Mrasek, 22, of Plattsmouth, a student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, fires an AR-15 rifle at a shooting range. “I'd rather have a gun and not need it than need it and not have it,” she said. -- Omaha World-Herald

Ardena Mrasek, 22, of Plattsmouth, a student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, fires an AR-15 rifle at a shooting range. —  Omaha World-Herald

Anti-freedom gun control harpies are going to lose their “national conversation” in the end, because despite their best efforts to demonize semi-auto riflemen, this is the emerging face of the AR-15 shooter.

Reality is on our side.

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  1. Al Reasin says:

    One of the witnesses on the panel with me was a 15 year old girl who is a competative shooter with an AR-15. Under the MD law being poposed, she would lose her right to own her 4 firearms and not be able to possess ammo.

  2. cloaked in mystery says:

    in other news, the folks in Texas have perfected a printable AR lower and 30 round mags. still not as durable as aluminum, but short of a SPORTS drill will function reliably.

    (you could also use the printed part for a lost wax casting)

  3. john says:

    This isn’t the “emerging face” of American shooters, This has ALWAYS been the face of the American shooter. Without fail, each and every person I know that owns and enjoys firearms falls into that “salt of the earth” category, without exception, these are the folks I want as neighbors.

  4. Paul Kanesky says:

    We also should not let the anti-rights types dominate the terms used.
    “High capacity magazine” = 30 rd. Standard capacity mag.
    “Assault rifle” Their name not ours.

    DHS calls them PDF (Personal defense firearm)
    Police call them “Patrol rifles”
    I call mine “Home defense rifle”
    Reality IS on our side and if we NEVER give up the fight, we will win, but remember the fight will go on to our childrens and grandchildrens generation for as long as the fairy tale utopian mentality exists.
    Paul in Texas

  5. cloaked in mystery says:

    The utopian mentality has existed as long as man, occasionally it gains enough traction for the ugly truths to be learned with much greif and bloodshed, and retreats for a time. But it will always be lurking in the shadows waiting to reemerge once its true nature is forgotten.

  6. Russell says:

    I think Paul Kanesky may be onto something.

    From now on, any attempt to control firearms should be referred to as a subversion of our “God-given Veto Power”.

  7. PapaSmurf says:

    Kurt Hofmann calls them “Regime Change Rifles”.

  8. Dan says:

    Reality, logic, history and the facts are all on the side
    of 2A supporters….and all of that is irrelevant. Why?

    Because we are opposed by two groups…..the useful idiots who do not live in reality, can’t understand logic, failed
    history class and wouldn’t know a fact if it bit them on the ass is the first group…the group that lives by emotions and feelings. This is the group that provides
    political power to the second smaller group of foes we face. The marxist/collectivist/tyrants. The people who
    know what we know, who know that we are right and who also
    know that if we win and they lose they will not be able to
    rule like the tyrants they are.

    The gun control debate long ago ceased to be a debate, a forum for rational discourse to determine a logical future.
    It’s has been mutated into an emotion driven jihad of media
    drivel designed to fuel the fires of the idiots who vote
    so that the evil people in power can stay there and increase that power and privilege.

    Gun control is the canary in the mineshaft signaling that the air is tainted, that death is approaching. This ends one of two ways….and both ways involve violence and blood.

    • Poshboy says:

      Well written, Dan. We 2A supporters won this fight decades ago based on logic, history, facts, statistics, and argumentation. Since then, it has been a strictly emotional fight, with all its reliance on propaganda techniques for persuasion.

      I hope your conclusion is wrong, but as a student of history (and a university degree in it, too), past events in 1789 France, 1812-24 South America, 1919 Russia, 1848 and 1933-45 Germany, 1848 Austria, 1995 Croatia, 1660s England, 1813 Belgium, 1956 Hungary, 1947 India, and elsewhere have always pointed to a dramatic response against political extremes eventually taking place. Violence and bloodshed are replete across history’s battles for freedom.

      We do have one advantage, however. In none of those prior examples I mentioned was the population as heavily armed and as well-trained in military arts as are we Americans. Those pushing us into this corner have absolutely no idea how ferocious our response will be to their treason. None whatsoever.

      At least when this unnecessary tragedy is over, and Liberty triumphs after the complete liquidation of the Constitution’s enemies (found mostly on the Left), we Americans will not have to face this fight again for another 250 years.

      It still will be a terrible fight, but one that will be mercifully over very quickly. We will be much more effective than we realize today. 4GW under Clinton ROE in today’s connected world will make for fascinating examination once the fighting stops.

      • Chuck says:

        I agree with most of what you conclude, but I take issue with your characterization of how easily and quickly things will be over.

        If this thing happens we should assume that it will be bloodier than anything we have ever seen here on American soil and that it will be a long and brutal and bloody slog to what in the end may be a Pyrrhic victory. Do not take lightly what seems to be the inexorable march toward civil war.

        God help us.

  9. Lauran says:

    Reality hasn’t been on our side since 2008, pal, but we still have God, the Constitution and our firearms.

  10. Jake says:

    Please don’t start the back patting yet.
    Last year it looked like the Supremes were going to overturn Obamacare and their was much rejoicing. Then they didn’t

    Then in October we were on our way to electing a reasonably conservative President (in comparison to what we have now). And then we didn’t.

    Everything is all setup for strike 3.

    Instead of ordering pizza for the party perhaps another email or dozen to our congress critters just to make sure they have the message loud and clear?

    • Bill says:

      Seconded. If this is how early we’re going to crow when it’s easy, how will we do when it’s brutal and viscious and coming at us in ways we never even thought of?

  11. Kevin says:

    As history has shown us, legislation and reality have nothing in common. Just because the reality is that more and more Americans are turning to the AR-15 as their rifle of choice, legislators are still gong to push for their people control bills. Rifles are used in such a miniscule amount of crimes, yet they are vilified as being criminal only weapons. It has nothing to do with reality, and everything to do with populace control. Unfortunately for us, our elected officials care more about being reelected than they care about what is right. Also unfortunately for us, there are more leeches than providers in this country, and leeches get to vote…

  12. One other thing.
    The politicians really need to understand that passing intolerable acts, such as those designed to take away our most basic rights – like our guns – will not only have an adverse effect on those they send to enforce such unconstitutional (and therefore null and void) “laws”, but serious blowback on those who pass them.
    They (politicians) may be willing to sacrifice many, many “law enforcement” personnel to achieve their aims, BUT do they realize and are they willing to accept that, for many, THEY may be held responsible by those whose rights they trample?
    If they realize the likely consequences of their actions, rather than believing they are immune from those consequences, they may well behave differently.
    The politicians need to read more Jefferson and less Stalin and Mao …

    “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Thomas Jefferson

    • Poshboy says:

      Chris, since I work in DC with many of these delusional leaders, I can say with certainty that they do not realize and do not accept that they will be held responsible for their actions.

      After all, they surmise, they have never been held to account for past transgressions, so why would this time be any different?

      You and I know why this time is different, but they haven’t a clue as to the extent of this new embrace of Liberty. It’s really amazing to see how many ordinary Americans now are very open to the idea of armed struggle to preserve their rights.

      It’s quite breathtaking, and very refreshing. I now have hope that we can give our grandchildren a better America. As the early days of 1942 demonstrated to our fathers, there is no guarantee that we will succeed, but at least there is determination to make a positive change like that happen.

  13. RobRoySimmons says:

    Gun Control is a white liberal’s project, it is another bit of transcentdentlism for them and their need to be better. Anyway type AR-15 in the search engine on Instagram and you find all sorts of women and glorious people of color who have thrown off their feckless moronic tribal leadership and went off and bought a proper self defense rifle

  14. Comrade X says:

    New Jersey Woman: “…from my cold, dead hands”

    Death before slavery!

  15. Parker says:

    Guns are not the only means of defeating the statists. Read Unintended Consequences by John Ross.