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TX Lt. Gov. Praises Armed Parishioners, Calls Them ‘Immediate Responders’


Reported by AWR Hawkins | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/30/tx-lt-gov-praises-armed-parishioners-calls-them-immediate-responders/

SANTA FE, TX – MAY 18: (L-R) Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speak during a press conference about the shooting incident at Santa Fe High School May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. At least 10 people were killed when a … Bob Levey/Getty

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) praised the reaction of armed parishioners during the White Settlement church attack, referring to them as “immediate responders.”

Breitbart News reported a man opened fire in the church Sunday morning, only to be shot and killed when a good guy with a gun returned fire. Fox News reports that a second parishioner who serves on the church security team shot the attacker as well.

The Dallas Morning News quoted Lt. Gov. Patrick saying:

The immediate responder is the most important. The citizen responder. Because even though the chief’s brave officers were here in less than a minute … by the time they got here, the shooting was over. And that always happens, that over 50 percent of shootings, our first responders, it’s usually over when they get there, no matter how hard they try.

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed bills allowing law-abiding citizens to be armed in churches following the heinous November 5, 2017, attack in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

Hero Jack Wilson on Texas Church Shooting: ‘I Feel like I Killed Evil’


Reported by AWR Hawkins | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/30/hero-jack-wilson-on-texas-church-shooting-i-feel-like-i-killed-evil/

Jack Wilson ? Jack Wilson/Facebook

The man who shot and killed the White Settlement, Texas, church shooter on December 29, 2019, says, “I feel like I killed evil.”

CBS DFW identifies the Texas church hero as Jack Wilson, a gentleman who is both a member of the church security team and a candidate for Hood County commissioner.

He made clear that he does not consider himself a hero:

After the incident was over, Wilson used a Facebook post to describe his feelings:

I just want to thank all who have sent their prayers and comments on the events of today. The events at West Freeway Church of Christ put me in a position that I would hope no one would have to be in, but evil exists and I had to take out an active shooter in church.

“I am very sad in the loss of two dear friends and brothers in CHRIST, but evil does exist in this world and I and other members are not going to allow evil to succeed,” he added. “Please pray for all the members and their families in this time. Thank you for your prayers and understanding.”

NBC News reports that Wilson owns a gun range, which is where he trained for a moment like the one that arose Sunday at church.

When asked how he is dealing with killing another man, Wilson said, “I don’t feel like I killed a human, I killed an evil and that’s how I’m coping with the situation.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

TX Pastor Thanks Government for Allowing Armed Parishioners


Reported by AWR Hawkins | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/30/tx-pastor-thanks-government-for-allowing-armed-parishioners/

WHITE SETTLEMENT, TX – DECEMBER 29: Authorities work the scene after a shooting took place during services at West Freeway Church of Christ on December 29, 2019 in White Settlement, Texas. The gunman was killed by armed members of the church after he opened fire during Sunday services. According to … Stewart F. House/Getty

Texas pastor Britt Farmer praised law enforcement for their rapid response to his church Sunday and thanked government for allowing parishioners to be armed for self-defense.

Farmer is the pastor at West Freeway Church of Christ, the site of the December 29, 2019, attack wherein armed parishioners took out a gunman almost immediately after he fired a round.

ABC News aired video of Farmer praising both the response and “kindness” shown by law enforcement.

He then shifted his attention to armed congregants, saying, “We lost two great men today, but it could have been a lot worse. And I am thankful that our government has allowed us the opportunity to protect ourselves.”

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed legislation allowing parishioners to be armed following the November 5. 2017, Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooting.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

Report: Over 90 Virginia Counties, Municipalities Declared 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries


Written by AWR Hawkins | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/15/report-over-90-virginia-counties-municipalities-declared-2a-sanctuaries/

Rifles hang on the wall for sale at Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Virginia, on October 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A report from WDBJ7 shows that more than 90 Second Amendment sanctuary declarations have been made by counties and municipalities in Virginia.

WDBJ7 reports that Rockingham County was one of the most recent sanctuary declarations. Breitbart News reported that over 3,000 residents attended the Rockingham Board of Supervisors meeting to demand Second Amendment sanctuary status.

WMRA reported that Rockingham’s Board of Supervisors meeting was held at the Spotswood High School’s gymnasium and “it was standing room only.” County Supervisor Pablo Cuevas announced the voting results to the crowd, saying, “The Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its continued intent to uphold, support, and defend all rights, protections, and guarantees by the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Constitution of the United States of America.”

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) says counties will face “consequences” if they refuse to enforce gun control. Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) suggests Northam could use the National Guard to compel compliance with new state gun laws.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

Good Patriot Calls BS On ‘Beto’s AR15 Boogaloo’ — Don’t Lose Sight Of The LONG Game!


Written by Wes Walker on September 17, 2019

URL of the original posting site: https://clashdaily.com/2019/09/good-patriot-calls-bs-on-betos-ar15-boogaloo-dont-lose-sight-of-the-long-game/

Here’s why we shouldn’t let these Democrat ‘shiny objects’ and bold proclamations distract us from the bigger picture.

If we get caught up in the news cycle, we get drawn into the big, bold proclamations and the sense of urgency they are trying to inject into the conversation about why it is absolutely necessary that we relinquish some aspect or degree of our inalienable rights.

Take a moment to think about that last sentence, and what, exactly, they are trying to talk Americans into. We fought and bled so that we would exist — and continue to exist — as a nation with a revolutionary spirit that would possess both the will and the means to throw off the chains of a tyrant, should one manage to find his way into high office, despite all the checks and balances carefully put into place to deter one.

And they point their fingers with cries of ‘do something’ while offering nothing more specific than the wholesale stripping of our ability remain a revolutionary nation by stripping us of the means we would have to throw off those chains if it ever came down to it.

But Good Patriot makes an excellent point. This is a clever pressure tactic that they hope to make us all fall for.

Think of it as their own twisted version of ‘Art of The Deal’. Make your initial demand absolutely insane and impossible for the other side to accept. When you make another, lesser offer, it will seem like they are being reasonable and ‘compromising’.

But these are the same people who have shown their true colors time and again. The ratchet only turns one way. They take that incremental gain, make it the new ‘normal’, and come with NEW demands that take them closer to that big ‘insane’ goal they had in the first place — the complete negating (in fact or in practical terms) of the Second Amendment as a deterrent to Big Government overreach.

Good Patriot even gives some examples of what ‘compromise tactics’ we should be watching for, and why we shouldn’t accept them.

How should we push back against their long game? For THAT, we’re going to have to wait for her next video.

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America Needs To Hear Judge’s Words in Pro-High Capacity Magazine Decision


Reported By Ben Marquis | Published April 4, 2019 at 3:51pm

A federal district judge in California recently knocked down that state’s ban on firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition as being an unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment. The liberal media hasn’t really said too much about the ramifications of this ruling, and for good reason, as it undermines a major argument put forward by the anti-gun crowd in support of their confiscatory gun control schemes.

NBC News reported U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez struck down the ban on possession of “large capacity magazines” that hold more than 10 rounds, in large part due to the commonality of such ammunition feeding devices. Benitez also slammed the lawmakers who think they know what citizens need to defend themselves and their families or protect their homes and property from common armed criminals.

The judge’s 86-page ruling began by declaring “Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts,” and compared three stories of home invasions in which a woman used a firearm to defend against her assailants. In two of those cases, the victim ran out of ammunition prior to the end of the criminal assault against them, while in the third case, a woman dressed in only pajamas with a large capacity magazine managed to fend off three attackers because she had the extra ammunition in the large capacity magazine.

Benitez wrote that the woman “held a phone in one hand and took up her pistol in the other and began shooting. She fired numerous shots. She had no place to carry an extra magazine and no way to reload because her left hand held the phone with which she was still trying to call 911. After the shooting was over and two of the armed suspects got away and one lay dead, she did get through to the police.”

California first instituted a ban on so-called large capacity magazines in 2000 but allowed those who already possessed such magazines to keep them. However, the law was changed in 2016 to no longer grandfather those previously possessed magazines. Benitez had issued an injunction in 2017 to block the implementation of that law, which would have required all such magazines be turned in or else risk a felony charge for unlawful possession. The reasoning behind the added confiscation and penalties for possession was to reduce death counts in mass shootings. However, Benitez noted that while incredibly tragic, mass shootings were also “extremely rare,” and the law-abiding citizenry shouldn’t be infringed upon with a “solution” to a relatively small problem.

Citing the prevalence of common crimes versus mass shootings — and the fact that it wholly depends on each individual incident to know how many rounds will be needed to defend oneself — the judge decried the limit of 10 rounds to be a significant burden on the Second Amendment-protected right of all law-abiding Americans to possess “arms” necessary for self-defense. The ruling cited the Supreme Court’s monumental District of Columbia v. Heller decision in 2008, as well as other cases similarly couched on that precedent, which guaranteed the right of Americans to possess “common” arms. Benitez ruled that standard magazines that hold more than 10 rounds fell into the category of being arms in common use. He also gave a nod to the “militia” clause in the Second Amendment later in the ruling by noting that, in the unlikely but still possible event a citizen militia would need to defend the country in the future, they would likely have to do so with firearms and magazines holding more than 10 rounds.

“Constitutional rights stand through time holding fast through the ebb and flow of current controversy. Needing a solution to a current law enforcement difficulty cannot be justification for ignoring the Bill of Rights as bad policy. Bad political ideas cannot be stopped by criminalizing bad political speech,” Benitez wrote.

“Crime waves cannot be broken with warrantless searches and unreasonable seizures. Neither can the government response to a few mad men with guns and ammunition be a law that turns millions of responsible, law-abiding people trying to protect themselves into criminals. Yet, this is the effect of California’s large-capacity magazine law,”he added.

The judge also took on the leftist trope that firearms holding more than 10 rounds were “too lethal” for the average citizen to possess. After noting that all firearms of any capacity are “dangerous” and “lethal,” he followed the faulty logic to conclude that, if the 10-round limit were allowed to stand, it could eventually be reduced by the state to as few as one allowable round — a ridiculous notion that would completely undermine the entire premise of armed self-defense.

Judge Benitez concluded that California’s ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds could not survive any level of legal scrutiny, nor was it historically acceptable prohibition, and thus was unconstitutional as it placed an unfair and severe burden on law-abiding citizens.

This judge is exactly right. Nobody knows how many rounds will be necessary to defend against an unknown number of assailants, and arbitrary limits imposed by the state — with criminal liability for non-compliance — only serve to burden law-abiding citizens while having no effect on criminals who are already violating existing laws.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments. He has covered current events and politics for Conservative Tribune since 2014.

Song Conservatives Ought to Sing Aloud: Red Like Reagan (Video)


Authored by Tami Jacksonon

URL of the original posting site: https://comicallyincorrect.com/song-conservatives-ought-to-sing-aloud-red-like-reagan-video/

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Buddy Brown is a country singer/songwriter and like so many country musicians, is a conservative patriot! Oh, there are a few loons like the shameful Dixie Chicks, but for the most part Nashville and country music is home to folks who love America and our troops and our Second Amendment.

Yep. Country music stars and fans stand for the National Anthem and proudly put their hands over their hearts for the Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. So it’s not a big shock to hear a song like this.

Brown’s bio at his site:

Buddy was born in Mississippi and carries deep South culture in his songs today. In 2009, he started playing his songs for YouTube and Facebook audiences. He quickly amassed a following on Facebook that outgrew his own dreams.

Buddy’s music lies somewhere between Charlie Daniels and Justin Moore. His EP “Keepin it Country,”  debuted at #12 on iTunes – Country. “That is rare territory for an Independent artist” says producer Dave Bechtel who has produced 7 projects with Buddy since  2011.

Buddy has played twice for NASCAR at Talladega Superspeedway, and was recently featured in USA Today as an internet sensation.

In May 2015, Buddy signed with CAA Nashville – He headlined 3 House of Blues shows in Texas before setting off on The College Town Throwdown tour with fellow country acts Justin Moore, Jon Pardi, and Brothers Osborne. After that Buddy sold out PBR Bar in Louisville with over 1,100 people. Quite a draw for an independent artist.

Buddy’s 9th EP titled “Just Saying” features 7 new songs and was released March 30!

 

Watch this great video of his catchy song, “Red Like Reagan”:

I can read your mind
We ain’t about to get along
And I know why
You think we owe you and we don’t

Yeah there’s a welfare line
Wrapping round main street
That money ought to help our boys
Coming back from overseas

We’re gonna paint this country red like Reagan
Gonna shoot our guns, gonna eat our bacon
There’s a great big bald eagle who’s smiling on us
And soldiers who died for your privilege to fuss

If you wanna leave
‘Cause you can’t take it no more
Man I’ll show you that damn door
I’ll show you the damn door

And all these protests
You’re throwing out some heavy words
And I’m just wondering
How the hell’d you get off work
‘Cause I got 65 long hours
That I just put in last week
Now I gotta go back home
And hear you whining on TV

We’re ’bout paint this country red like Reagan
Gonna shoot our guns, gonna eat our bacon
There’s a great big bald eagle who’s smiling on us
And soldiers who died for your privilege to fuss

We’re ’bout paint this country red like Reagan
Gonna shoot our guns, gonna eat our bacon
There’s a great big bald eagle who’s smiling on us
And soldiers who died for your privilege to fuss

If you wanna leave
‘Cause you can’t take it no more
Man I’ll show you that damn door
I’ll show you the damn door

Thanks Buddy! As of now I am officially a fan!

#GottaLoveCountryMusic #RedLikeReagan

Author Tami Jackson

avatarTami Jackson is a lifelong conservative embedded in her once red, native state of Oregon, and is the granddaughter of (legal) Norwegian immigrants. Tami is an Evangelical Christian, the “mom” of one Persian cat (Omar), a Second Amendment aficionado, and the chief organizer and instigator of trouble among the Hugh Hewitt Tribbles. She is also Executive Editor of BarbWire.com, Social Media/Content/Marketing for Robar Companies, Editor-In-Chief of RightVoiceMedia.com, and Social Media Marketing Director for Ride the Thunder Movie, and the host of the Tami Jackson Show.

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