Gunning for Your Guns


Recently I posted through several social media outlets:  “After what happened in Bunkerville, Nevada this weekend, expected an all-out Progressive assault on the Second Amendment and your guns.”

This was in reference to the Bundy/Bureau of Land Management stand-off in Southern Nevada near Las Vegas. I made the comment after the BLM blinked during a stare down with hundred’s armed Minute Men and Patriots.

My prediction didn’t take long to come to fruition…

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’s going spend $50 million to build a “nationwide grass-roots network to motivate” anti-gun voters. The billionaire wants to create the anti-Second Amendment version of the National Rifle Association and eventually overpower the NRA.

Bloomberg says gun control advocates should learn from the NRA. His plan calls for a restructuring of the gun control groups he funds, which include, “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” and “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.”

“We’ve got to make them afraid of us,” Bloomberg told the New York Times.

The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association saw its membership nearly double last year to more than 41,000 following passage of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013. The SAFE Act, pushed through the Legislature less than a month after the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre, requires owners of newly banned assault weapons to register them with police.

In Connecticut, a similar registration requirement for ‘assault’ weapons went into effect on December 31st. An estimated 50,000 weapons have been registered so far; a number that authorities estimate is just 15 percent of the total.

On the upside, the Arizona Senate has given initial approval to five major pro-gun bills which allows concealed-carry permit holders to bring weapons into government buildings that don’t have security measures. A second one imposes fines on cities, towns and their lawmakers who enforce gun ordinances stricter than the state’s own laws.

Another bill allows authorities to charge a person with aggravated assault who’s accused of taking a gun away from someone else. And the fourth bill and would ban cities, counties and towns from restricting the shooting of guns on private property.

The final bill will speed up the certification process for high-caliber firearms for private citizens. Weapons like machine guns must get approval by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, but a local law enforcement agency must first conduct a background check before an applicant can ask  for ATFE approval. Under the bill, officers would be required to either certify or deny a weapon within 60 days.

The Senate must still cast a roll-call vote on all bills.

Crimea leaflet-Jews

There is another Holocaust coming, I fear and it seems the current administration will do nothing to stop it. This is something I predicted shortly after President Obama was reelected.

It caused one hell of a fight between me and a friend that I used to work with at the radio station. I claimed a ‘purge’ was on the horizon, he severely disagreed to the point we nearly came to blows.

“Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to ‘register’ with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia. Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city’s Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee ‘or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated’,” reports USA Today.

This is what the  National Socialist German Workers’ Party (better known as the Nazi’s) did before they began exterminating people. It’s also what happens when there isn’t a STRONG American influence to stabilize the world.

Richard Mack

Two Bureau of Land Management rangers were placed on routine administrative leave in February of this year after a man was shot and killed on State Route 159 near Calico Basin, east of the Las Vegas Strip after he reportedly threatened to shoot the rangers.

In a statement issued by the BLM, rangers responded after receiving multiple calls about a man wandering in and out of the road. Once there, they ordered D’Andre Berghardt Jr. to get out of the road, but claimed he began resisting their commands.

Berghardt was tasered, pepper sprayed and a struck with baton, but failed to comply with directions. He then tried to get into two occupied cars parked along the road.

When that failed he climbed into Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Lucas Schwarzrock’s still running cruiser and reached for the rifle contained in a firearms safety rack, the report said. A video post on the Las Vegas Review Journal shows one ranger shooting Berghardt inside the patrol car multiple times.

“Dude, they just shot him. They just killed the dude,” says a voice on the video.

Berghardt was struck nine times and pronounced dead at the scene. The BLM did not name the two rangers involved, saying only they “have a combined 26 years of law enforcement experience.”

While the shooting did not occur anywhere near last weeks stand-off between rancher Cliven Bundy and the BLM, Utah State Legislator Mike Noel wants to know why BLM rangers are being allowed to patrol state highways. Last year Noel sponsored Utah HB155, limiting BLM and U.S. Park from exercising police power over state and local laws unless someone’s safety is at risk or federal contracts are in place with local police agencies.

“You cannot use our (laws) to arrest our people and issue citations,” Noel said during debated over the proposed bill. “We don’t believe they ever had that authority. Our chief law enforcement officer is the locally elected sheriff who is accountable to the people every four years.”

However the trouble isn’t all one-sided.

Former Graham County Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack on Monday said he and other organizers who traveled to Nevada to support Bundy during the dispute with the feds planned to put women on the front lines in case the “rogue federal officers” started shooting. He made the claim in a video aired on Fox News’ “The Real Story” following the standoff.

“We were actually strategizing to put all the women up at the front,” he said. “If they are going to start shooting, it’s going to be women that are going to be televised all across the world getting shot by these rogue federal officers.”

In the end – bad is bad. But unlike the media’s portrayal of those who faced off with the federal government, not all the Minute Men and Patriot’s present were ‘eager’ to shed theirs or anyone else’s blood.

However, there were some among that crowd who were not there simply to show support for Cliven Bundy. Those were the one-percent who taunted and yelled obscenities at BLM rangers.

Otherwise, this was a mostly disciplined and yet not a very organized group, who faced possible death, had the situation gone bad, who believe they were standing on Constitutional principal. And despite what many media figures are saying, it was the outcome that mattered, and that outcome is the backing down of a government that often times anymore is more tyrannical than that of laws.

As one Libertarian TV and radio commentator has been quick to point out this week as he condemns those who were in attendance: “Which path do you choose: One of violence or one of peace with God?”

He must have forgotten what Mark 11:15-16 (NIV) reads: “On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.”

My opinion is this – lay aside your arms and instead lock your arms with one another and show strength through peace. An ‘American Spring,” though it sounds good, will not turn out well.

Romeo Glaze

The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Romeo “Bo” Glaze, last seen March 10th, 2014. Glaze is 26 year old and described as 5’ 9”, 155 pounds with brown eyes and hair.

Family members say that while Glaze appears to be Native American, he is actually Hungarian and Egyptian. Authorities say he was seen with a man associated with the Crescent City and Hoopa communities.

If you have any information, please call the DNSO at 707-464-4191.

Spanish Springs LDS Church

There are creeps in every neighborhood, whether they live here or not. The church, jus’ around the corner from my home on Mercedes Drive in Spanish Springs, was vandalized by taggers who spray painted their ignorance all over the sanctuary.

The vandals left more than 40 tags on the exterior of the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints, concentrating on the back of the church, away from street view and bright lights. It’s the second time in less than two month.

After seeing the damage, I offered to strap on my pistol and patrol the area overnight, but was told it wasn’t necessary. I was informed and rightly so, “We’re turning the other cheek.”

Sometimes, I’m not sure if I’m more of a Christ-follower or a Marine.

missing girls

Meanwhile investigators are treating the site of a Bridgeville cabin fire as a crime scene after human remains were discovered in the charred wreckage. The property owner found a manmade pond, felled trees and a marijuana grow on his property along with the remains.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said the cause of death is “unknown at this point,” but they’re “treating it as a homicide investigation” until the coroner’s report is completed.

Deputy Coroner Charles Van Buskirk said it is “too premature at this point” to identify the gender of the victim, but said the remains belonged to an adult.

“We have someone we believe it is,” Van Buskirk said, “I have not spoken to the parents of the person who we think it is yet. It could take two to three months to test the DNA samples.”

shades reid

Nevada’s senior Senator, Harry Reid was in Reno, Monday speaking on the future of education and immigration reform in the state. Afterwards, he spoke to Reno’s KRNV News 4′s Samantha Boatman about his take on Cliven Bundy verses the Bureau of Land Management.

“Well, it’s not over.” Reid said. “We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.”

Meanwhile, federal land managers are pledging to pursue efforts to resolve the conflict with Bundy, who has refused to pay grazing fees. The BLM revoked Bundy’s grazing rights after he stopped paying grazing fees and disregarded federal court orders to remove his animals.

BLM spokesman Craig Leff said Sunday, “the door isn’t closed” to resolving the matter involving rancher Bundy “administratively and judicially.”

Bundy told the Blaze that he has “no contract with the United States government,” and the federal government has “no jurisdiction or authority” on his grazing rights, water rights, access rights, ranch improvement rights or anything else that “belongs to ‘we the people’ of Clark County.”

Taking his argument back to 1864, the year Nevada joined the Union, Bundy points out the federal government did control the land as a territory. However, when the territory became a state, the government turned that land over to the sovereign state of Nevada, and so the federal government lacks the power to control it today.

“At the moment of statehood the people of the territory become (the) people of the United States with the Constitution, with equal footing to the original 13 states,” Bundy stated. “They had boundaries allowing them a state line. And that boundary was divided into 17 subdivisions, which were counties. Which I live in one of those counties — Clark County, Nevada.”

“As a citizen of that county, I abide by all the state laws,” he added during the final minutes of the Glenn Beck Radio Program, Monday morning.

The BLM released about 400 head of cattle on Saturday that it had seized from Bundy back to the range only hours after announcing a premature halt to the court-authorized roundup because of safety concerns. The operation, expected to take up to a month, ended after only a week.

Bundy is trying to determine whether the BLM damaged any of his cattle before releasing them says Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, who fears some of the calves won’t survive.

“It’s going to take a lot to revive the calves that were nearly dead when they were returned to the Bundy Ranch because they had been separated from their mothers during the roundup,” Fiore writes on her website, “and a few most likely won’t make it.”

Environmentalists accused the federal agency of capitulating to threats of violence from armed Bundy supporters and urged them to pursue action against the rancher.

“The BLM has a sacred duty to manage our public lands in the public interest, to treat all users equally and fairly,” said Rob Mrowka, senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity, tells CBS News. “Instead it is allowing a freeloading rancher and armed thugs to seize hundreds of thousands of acres of the people’s land as their own fiefdom.”

In April 2012, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent to sue the BLM for canceling a planned roundup of Bundy’s cattle at the last minute. The suit ultimately triggered last week’s roundup dates to 1993, when the bureau cited concern for the federally protected desert tortoise in the region.

This is not the first time ranchers have had conflict with the federal government’s increasingly expansive control over government lands.

“The Sagebrush Rebellion during the 1970s and 1980s frequently pitted cattle ranchers against the BLM and environmental activists,” writes Christian Post Op-Ed Contributor Rachel Alexander. “No doubt many of these current land grabs are being done in order to force people out of rural areas and into the cities, as part of Agenda 21′s vague goals of making the earth more “sustainable.”

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