Wednesday, March 21, 2018

For Each Generation

Seen on social media:
Today in school we practiced our active shooter lockdown. One of my first graders was scared and I had to hold him. Today is his birthday. He kept whispering "When will it be over?" into my ear. I kept responding "Soon" as I rocked him and tried to keep his birthday crown from stabbing me.

I had a mix of 1-5 graders in my classroom because we have a million tests that need to be taken. My fifth grader patted the back of the 2nd grader huddled next to him under a table. A 3rd grade girl cried silently and clutched the hand of her friend. The rest of the kids sat quietly (casket quiet) and stared aimlessly in the dark.

As the"intruder" tried to break into our room twice, several of them jumped, but remained silently. The 1st grader in my lap began to pant and his heart was beating out of his chest, but he didn't make a peep. Eventually, the principal announced the lockdown was lifted.

I turned on the lights, removed the table from in front of the door, opened the blinds and announced "Let's get back to work. " I was greeted with blank faces... petrified faces.... tear stained faces... confused faces... elated faces...and one "bitch REALLY?" face.

This is teaching in 2018. And no... I don't want a gun. #teacherlyfe

When the Rifleman attended school, we did virtually the same thing. Atomic bomb drills. "Duck and Cover," they called it. At least with an active shooter, you can fight back or run away.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

What Did They Protest?

Protesters who do not know what they are protesting. Millennials may be the first generation to protest to have their rights taken away. Pictured is one protester whose total ignorance is made abundantly clear. 

On this protester's pullover is a picture of a Spartan helmet, along with the phrase, molon labe. Molon labe was the phrase yelled by Spartan warrior king Leonidas. When told by his enemy to throw down his weapons,  Leonidas replied "molon labe" - come and take them. The clear sentiment was that his weapons would not be taken without a fight.

The ignoramus pictured also holds a sign which reads, "NRA, there is blood on your hands." The clear meaning is that she feels guns are evil and must be banned.  Of course, no NRA member has ever been the shooter in a mass murder.  The NRA doesn't sell guns. 

Yet another sign at a protest. This time, the sign reads, "Donald Trump if your place of work is a gun free zone, then why isn't mine?" Naturally, this is equally as asinine as the first photograph, as schools are gun free zones. Schools have been gun free zones since 1990 (hmmm...), with the Gun Free School Zone Act.

Summed up, the protests were not really protests, they were propaganda demonstrations.  Most of the children who "walked out," did so because they would be punished if they hadn't, or because kids like to get out of school. The few who actually did protest fall into one of three main groups: anti-American thugs, idiots, or globalists with evil intentions.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Gammas Double Down

The Rifleman had said he would keep quiet about #FakeNews and #FakeChristian blog Pulpit and Pen and their apparent #mancrush on Pastor Greg Locke. Well, the cyberbullies at PP have sunk to a new low, and it must be brought to light. 

On Thursday, March 15, Pastor Greg Locke spoke at a revival service held at Benchmark Church in Oliver Springs, TN, by invite.  PP had attempted to reach out in advance to the Pastor of Benchmark, with hopes of thwarting the revival sermon. Pastor Benjamin Blankenship of Benchmark made it abundantly clear that Pastor Locke would be welcome despite the false allegations. This attempt, by itself, is unwarranted and completely classless. 

They took it a step further.

No, not a step further... a mile further.  PP crossed lines that should never be crossed.  Gamma males doubled down and refused to accept life as it is.  Pulpit and Pen admin Tim Weakley showed up at Benchmark Church and disrupted the service. He was, understandably, removed from the premesis. 

Naturally, Tim Weakley and PP claim he was assaulted in the process of his removal.  Nevermind the fact that he was in clear violation of several laws, not the least of which was TCA 39-17-306:
(a)  A person commits an offense if, with the intent to prevent or disrupt a lawful meeting, procession, or gathering, the person substantially obstructs or interferes with the meeting, procession, or gathering by physical action or verbal utterance.

(b)  A violation of this section is a Class B misdemeanor.

For the record, a Class B misdemeanor is punishable by up to six months in jail, a fine of up to $500, or both (TCA 40-35-111).

Then, of course, there is trespassing (TCA 39-14-405):
A person commits criminal trespass if the person enters or remains on property, or any portion of property, without the consent of the owner. Consent may be inferred in the case of property that is used for commercial activity available to the general public or in the case of other property when the owner has communicated the owner's intent that the property be open to the general public.
(Emphasis is the Rifleman's)

The Founders declared our war for independence largely due to religious persecution.  The Calvinists and their ilk have joined ranks with the Moslems, the LGBT community, the atheists, and other #Libtards  in bringing religious persecution to America.

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Key

There are the people who "want" to be healthy, but do not want to eat right and exercise.

There are those who want to be a(n) "XYZ," but won't attend classes.

There are those who want money, but refuse to work for it.

There are people who say they want freedom from the hand they were dealt in life but they refuse to do anything uncomfortable or unfamiliar to change their circumstances. 

If you will not, it cannot be.
You, my friend, have the key to your own personal prison.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Counter Trolling

Via Twitter

RecceRifleman -

New pistol.  My 13 year old son got to break it in. 


#Libtard troll -
He fits the profile of a school mass shooter perfectly and you post it? Disturbing. You need a license for everything in the country but guns and parents - one of those will change very soon.
FYI - were not a patriarch. Things are changing and for the better. Get a grip.

RecceRifleman -
That's a negative, #Dipshit #Libtard

1. He is no beta-boy.
1. He is not fatherless.
1. He is not on psychotropic meds.
1. He is active in sports, extracurricular activities, and martial arts.
1. He has a fully functional patriarchal family.


Link  to the Rifleman's sources of this information.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Rifle Class Basics

How not to be "that guy" at your rifle class. 

Note that the specific type of rifle class is not specified. Instead, this piece will focus on both marksmanship and tactical classes.  Hints for one will generally hold true with the other. 

Bring the required equipment. 
You wouldn't believe the number of people who do not bring simple things to a class (including a rifle!) that are plainly listed.  Make sure to make a list and check off each item as you pack it.

Avoid steel cased ammo.
"That Guy" will say, "but I'm going to shoot xxx rounds!!" And he will have issues all day. And he wonders why the other folks rifles are working fine.  Because his buddy had "no issues" with the same steel ammo. 

Steel cased ammo is not accurate enough for marksmanship classes. Steel cased ammo is not reliable enough for tactical classes. 

Hand loaded ammo falls in the same category.  Don't bring it. 

For a marksmanship class, do not rely on flip up sights.
These sights are for backup only.  They are generally not going to have tight enough tolerances for precision work. The Rifleman has yet to see someone be able to make 5 hits on an Army 300 m zero target from 25 m, using flip up sights. One exception was $200 Diamondhead sights. 

For a tactical class, do not bring a high power scope.
Yeah, these aren't made for tactical classes.  It shows. 

Avoid "El Cheapo" optics. 
If your optic was less than $200 new, it's probably not gonna survive.  If it was under $100, it will fail.

Bring this gear:
Your range bag.
Stapler and staples.
Eye protection - clear and smoky.
Ear protection.  Electronic is often best. 
Sight adjustment tool(s).
Allen wrenches (English & Metric).
Star wrenches.
Food & water.
Sunscreen & bug spray.
Pen and paper!!

Asking questions
If you dont get it, ask the question!
If you are always asking 3+ questions per topic, you are "That Guy."
As with everything else, moderation is key. 

If at first you don't succeed,
Do it the way the instructor told you. 

You paid to hear the instructor teach,
Avoid trying to do it for him... particularly with that person you "wanna help."
If you do this in The Rifleman's class, he will move YOU away from that poor person. 

If you learned it a different way,
From someone else, keep it to yourself.  Accept the instruction as-is. Evaluate later as to whether you will accept and integrate it, or reject it. 

Shoot *your* targets
Target identification is of the utmost importance.  Treat it as such. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

No Going Back

A woman files for divorce (they do over 75% of the time). But later, she drops the suit, saying she wants to reconcile.  How to proceed?

Recall this article.

The minute a person files divorce against you, they have no desire to get back together, I don't care what they say. They want to hurt you and they want to use the court system to do it. Any attempt at amicability should be viewed with extreme suspicion. Expect anything you say or do to be used against you. Expect them to lie about you in court.

If they drop suit, you should counter-file. Its that simple.  They dropped the nuclear bomb, not you.  It's just your job to finish the job. And, if you're a pastor, it has nothing to do with not having your house in order. 

Marriage as defined by the modern US legal system and marriage as defined by the Bible are two totally separate entities.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Is Lying A Sin?

Is lying a sin?

Do not give false testimony against your neighbor.
Exodus 20:16 HCSB

“You must not spread a false report. Do not join the wicked to be a malicious witness. “You must not follow a crowd in wrongdoing. Do not testify in a lawsuit and go along with a crowd to pervert justice.  Do not show favoritism to a poor person in his lawsuit. “If you come across your enemy’s stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him. “If you see the donkey of someone who hates you lying helpless under its load, and you want to refrain from helping it, you must help with it.  “You must not deny justice to a poor person among you in his lawsuit. Stay far away from a false accusation. Do not kill the innocent and the just, because I will not justify the guilty.  You must not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and corrupts the words of the righteous.
Exodus 23:1‭-‬8 HCSB

All bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander must be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.
Ephesians 4:31‭-‬32 HCSB

I will destroy anyone who secretly slanders his neighbor; I cannot tolerate anyone with haughty eyes or an arrogant heart.
Psalms 101:5 HCSB

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people.
Titus 3:1‭-‬2 HCSB

There are a few definitions that we need to establish in order to make a determination here.

Bearing false witness is to give testimony in a court of law that is false. In our modern society, it is not a stretch at all to include giving false statements to the authorities. Since law enforcement are typically acting as part of the legal system - the courts - they are an extension of the courts.

Slander is the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.

Libel is a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation.

Essentially,  slander is to say something false that results and defamation, libel is to write something false that results in defamation. Both slander and libel are types of defamation  (also including calumny, vilification, or traducement) - the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, or a nation. For this essay, the focus shall be placed upon the individual.

Naturally, not all Bible verses pertaining to slander, libel, and speaking ill about one's neighbor are included in this article. There are too many to list and quote. Needless to say, the Bible is very clear that these things are sinful  actions.

But, do all lies fall into this category?

In a word, no.

Suppose that a criminal breaks into your house and hold a gun to your head. Your family is hidden in another room. The criminal asks you if there's anybody in the house with you. In an effort to save your families lives, you reply, "no."

In this situation, the statement is clearly a lie. However, it is not slander, libel, or bearing false witness. To go a step further, it is not a deception that results in harm to one's neighbor. Much the opposite, this lie could actually preserve life.  Such a lie would not be a sin.

As a different example, supposed person were involved in a car collision. They tell the insurance company that they suffered health issues as a result of the collision. However, in reality, they suffered no ill-effects. This person is just trying to help out his doctor friend, or wants to collect the money for himself.

This lie would most certainly be a sin. Additionally, this would constitute insurance fraud.

As a third example - suppose a father asks his daughter if she has cleaned her room. The daughter answers that she has cleaned her room, when, in fact, her room has not been cleaned.

This lie is an example of a sin. Thankfully, failing to clean a room does not constitute a violation of the law in most precincts. Nevertheless, the daughter has lied to her father. This constitutes bearing false witness, as the father would be needing this information in order to pass good judgement for the running of his household.

There are countless other examples. However the crux of the matter is the intent of the lie. If it results in a faulty judgement by a person in authority, it will typically be regarded as a sin. If it results in harm to your neighbor, it will typically be regarded as a sin. Please note that one's enemy is the exact opposite of one's neighbor. So, generally speaking, deceiving the enemy is certainly not bearing false witness.

And, as with all things, these are generalizations. Each individual instance must be judged on its own merits.

Friday, March 9, 2018

How Civil Wars Happen

How do Civil Wars happen?

Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can’t settle the question through elections because they don’t even agree that elections are how you decide who’s in charge.

That’s the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.

The Mueller investigation is about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election. We all know that. But it’s not the first time they’ve done this. The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn’t really win. The Supreme Court gave him the election. There’s a pattern here.

What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean? It means they don’t accept the results of any election that they don’t win. It means they don’t believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections.

That’s a civil war.

There’s no shooting. At least not unless you count the attempt to kill a bunch of Republicans at a charity baseball game practice. But the Democrats have rejected our system of government.

This isn’t dissent. It’s not disagreement. You can hate the other party. You can think they’re the worst thing that ever happened to the country. But then you work harder to win the next election. When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don’t win, what you want is a dictatorship.

Your very own dictatorship.

The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to Democrats, is its own. Whenever Republicans exercise power, it’s inherently illegitimate. The Democrats lost Congress. They lost the White House. So what did they do? They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats. Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can’t scratch his own back without his say so, that’s the civil war.

Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that’s not the system that runs this country. The Democrat's system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country.

If the Democrats are in the White House, then the president can do anything. And I mean anything. He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. His power is unlimited. He’s a dictator.

But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can’t do anything. He isn’t even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented. A Democrat in the White House has “discretion” to completely decide every aspect of immigration policy. A Republican doesn’t even have the “discretion” to reverse him. That’s how the game is played. That’s how our country is run. Sad but true, although the left hasn’t yet won that particular fight.

When a Democrat is in the White House, states aren’t even allowed to enforce immigration law. But when a Republican is in the White House, states can create their own immigration laws. Under Obama, a state wasn’t allowed to go to the bathroom without asking permission. But under Trump, Jerry Brown can go around saying that California is an independent republic and sign treaties with other countries.

The Constitution has something to say about that.

Whether it’s Federal or State, Executive, Legislative or Judiciary, the left moves power around to run the country. If it controls an institution, then that institution is suddenly the supreme power in the land. This is what I call a moving dictatorship.

Donald Trump has caused the Shadow Government to come out of hiding: Professional government is a guild. Like medieval guilds. You can’t serve in if you’re not a member. If you haven’t been indoctrinated into its arcane rituals. If you aren’t in the club. And Trump isn’t in the club. He brought in a bunch of people who aren’t in the club with him.

Now we’re seeing what the pros do when amateurs try to walk in on them. They spy on them, they investigate them and they send them to jail. They use the tools of power to bring them down.

That’s not a free country.

It’s not a free country when FBI agents who support Hillary take out an “insurance policy” against Trump winning the election. It’s not a free country when Obama officials engage in massive unmasking of the opposition. It’s not a free country when the media responds to the other guy winning by trying to ban the conservative media that supported him from social media. It’s not a free country when all of the above collude together to overturn an election because the guy who wasn’t supposed to win.

Have no doubt, we’re in a civil war between conservative volunteer government and a leftist Democrat professional government.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Chain Migration Virtue Signalling

From a "friend of a friend" via social media:

I dare somebody to comment on this post about how bad chain migration is for this country. Or about how easy the immigration process has been for decades in the USA. Or about how we need tougher border agents.

You don't know what it's like until you've been removed from a vehicle while border agents threaten to tear apart the trailer containing all your earthly possessions. You don't know what it's like to wait in an airport with your kid brother while border agents interrogate your mother for hours, making you late for your flight to catch up with your father who is already in the United States. You don't know what it's like to find out that your aunt is being detained for months away from her family.

These are all real things that really happened to me and my pasty white law-abiding Canadian family members during their many years on their way to legal American citizenship.  I can't imagine what it's like for someone from a "s***hole country". And before you say, "but that's what it's like in other countries", I would like to inform you that my father went through the process to become a Canadian citizen, and you would be sorely mistaken.

Feel free to ask me questions and to learn about the actual process and hurdles of immigration from someone who has seen and lived it vs. someone who wants to make it worse. You can even debate the finer points of immigration law with me. But if you are tempted to leave a comment that insults my mother, my brother, or any other human trying desperately to legally obtain citizenship, kindly remove yourself from my friends list. I'm dead serious.


P.S., the 2018 Winter Olympics are almost upon us, so I'll be "Canadian first" for the next month. Fight me.

Some important notes:

- Immigration,  even legally, is not integration. 
- Although it's impossible to determine from this passage, it would appear this person's only dealings are with USA and Canada. That's certainly not all of the "other countries" he mentions. 
- The friend, who shared it, was virtue-signalling in the strongest way. 
- No logical or rational argument was made.  Zero facts were used. 

This is what we are up against.