Friday, April 10, 2020

Rust Never Sleeps

h/t Captain's Journal

The only enemies your guns have are rust and politicians.

Now that Virginia is on statewide home lockdown orders, let's tally up the successes from that big Gun Woodstock rally back when Kung Flu wasn't a thing, shall we?
(RICHMOND, VIRGINIFORNIA) The bills signed by the governor on Friday are: 
Senate Bill 70 and House Bill 2, which establish universal background checks in Virginia
Senate Bill 240 and House Bill 674, which establish an Extreme Risk Protective Order, allowing authorities to temporarily take guns away from people deemed to be dangerous to themselves or others
Senate Bill 69 and House Bill 812, which reinstate Virginia’s one-handgun-a-month law
House Bill 9, which requires gun owners to report their lost or stolen firearms to law enforcement within 48 hours or face a civil penalty.
House Bill 1083, which toughens the penalty for leaving a loaded, unsecured firearm in a reckless manner that endangers a child 
[Gov. Blackface Babykiller] proposed amendments for other bills without signing them into law, including:
Senate Bill 35 and House Bill 421, which give local governments more authority to ban guns in public spaces, like public buildings, parks, recreation centers, and during permitted events
--- The governor requested amendments clarifying the exemption included in the bill for institutions of higher education
Senate Bill 479 and House Bill 1004, which bar people with protective orders against them from possessing firearms and require them to turn over their guns within 24 hours
--- The governor requested amendments recommended by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance to allow judges to hold the person in contempt of court if they fail to comply
Bummer. Say, that's quite a box score, though! VA went from Zero to Califrutopia, in one swell foop. Gov. BB seems to be quakin' in his boots. "We stopped the AWB!" doesn't have quite the same ring to it now, does it? Sure is a good thing the jet-fuel geniuses behind that January rally spent that whole month planning that shindig, instead of spending time (that they don't have now  - thanks, Kung Flu!) to organize militias at the county level to actually oppose any such nonsense. Surgical mask and gloves optional, but strongly recommended.

Maybe in two or three more months - if we're all really lucky with the pandemic and all - somebody might look into doing that this time around, as something that has a much better chance of actually working, and focuses on the acknowledged strengths available at the local level in 95% of the state, before the dumbass Gun Woodstock sucked all the oxygen out of the party.

Or, you could hold another rally. Maybe next time, masks at the capitol will be mandatory, instead of banned. (As long as they're N95s.)

That will show your legislature who's the boss, and it'll be just the thing to calm the Normies down right on the heels of a pandemic, and the outset of a monster economic recession/Depression: seeing a bunch of jaspers waving rifles around outside the state capitol. It's sure to sway average folks to that side of the argument, you betcha.

Just look how well it worked on the legislature.

Better luck next time around with Plan B. Maybe act like time wasn't infinite, this time.

And FFS, once you're not on lockdowns and stay-at-homes any more

Stop playing in the street.
Nothing you want is won there.
You'd have thought a decade and more of total hippie failures would've taught people at least that much about it.


ThatWouldBeTelling said...

That will show your legislature who's the boss, and it'll be just the thing to calm the Normies down right on the heels of a pandemic, and the outset of a monster economic recession/Depression: seeing a bunch of jaspers waving rifles around outside the state capitol. It's sure to sway average folks to that side of the argument, you betcha.

It's much, much worse than that. The "Gun Woodstock" crowd are generally part of the Dissident Right, which is in the process of totally destroying itself by being firmly on the side of the virus, and the genocide that would result from immediately undoing, or never having done the lock downs that are at minimum decreasing rates of hospital usage (deaths are a trailing factor, most spend some time in the hospital before dying). See previous discussion on this blog in comments starting here.

If our gun grabbing enemies have a clue, they're going to use this to tar all pro-RKBA people as stone cold sociopaths, which we'll find difficult to defend against, seeing as how our movement is now displaying that is partly true.

T said...

If there's one positive thing the Kung Flu has done, it's edjumacate a lot of anti-gunners who suddenly want to buy a gun.

And one of my favorite:

"You mean I CAN'T buy a gun online and have it delivered to my house????"

Schadenfreude, Baby. We "gunnuts" TOLD you that the Brady Bunch was lying to you.

Sarin said...

Decent point; but to our host and TWBT's point, we (who favor RKBA) consistently get face raped in the court of public opinion.

I believe in part because we allow (have no other option) than to let the media and other side dictate the terms of battle.

Compound that with the lunacy that Gun Woodstock and the Tacticool assclowns and their general attitudes create and it's a situation ripe for exploitation by the opposition.

Sprinkle in for good measure that their argument is based on emotion versus logic and it's a done deal for most "bystanders" that don't have a strong opinion either way.

Aesop's point about forming a Militia will get attention from folks in power. Simultaneously, it gives us the opportunities to weed out the neckbeard "Fauxperators" that haven't BTDT or feel the need to emblazon everything that they own with a Gadsen Flag or a Molon Labe sticker and thereby represent a critical vulnerability to our center of gravity.

Since we can't dictate the terms of the engagement, we're always left scrambling and/or in reactive mode. Not much we can do to change that, aside from the local-level organization. Hell, even that's difficult to do. III% folks have been branded as "extremist organizations. Wouldn't take much to do that to local level militias, unless there's a safeguard in place, as is the case in VA.

paul scott said...

I have not seen anyone here who knows anything about the virus genotype, it's relatives and the inherent false positives, outdated inaccurate test procedures or the fact that the death rates in every country are the same as last year. But I suppose there are plenty who want to believe everything your told and welcome the New World Order.