Gun Trafficking by Deputies Shows Inevitable Corruption from Gun Laws

H/T AmmoLand.

 

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Former San Diego County sheriff’s deputy, four others charged with illegal gun trafficking,” CNN reported Saturday. “Marco Garmo, 52, served as a sheriff’s deputy 27 years and was the captain in charge of the Rancho San Diego Station…was charged with engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license, making false statements in acquisition of a firearm, obstruction of justice, aiding and abetting the possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and other offenses.”

Outrageously, per The San Diego Union-Tribune, Garmo’s activities had been known by his department and only resulted in a reprimand from Sheriff Bill Gore (formerly in charge of the attack on Randy Weaver’s family at Ruby Ridge) and a warning letter from the District Attorney, “a longtime political ally of Gore’s.” Garmo himself dismissed his activities as “truly a hobby for me, and it just got a little out of control.”

See how understanding the Sheriff and DA would be if you told them that was your “hobby.”

And the elitism didn’t stop there. Back to the CNN report, we are told:

“Many of those transactions involved ‘off-roster’ handguns, which under California law could only be sold to law enforcement officers, not members of the general public…”

That’s done under the pretext that police are the “Only Ones” who can be trusted with guns or with having special exemptions in “gun-free zones” and the like, and that “the people” the Second Amendment refers to cannot be. As a side note, that term originated with a DEA agent who told a classroom full of schoolchildren he was “the only one professional enough” to have a gun on him in their presence and then shot himself in the leg trying to holster his Glock.

For Garmo, taking advantage of his “Only Ones” exemptions reportedly did not stop there:

“Besides making a profit, Garmo sold guns to cultivate future donors for his anticipated campaign for sheriff of San Diego County…”

Presumably, over $150K from the tax cows wasn’t enough, and besides, everybody whose anybody in California “law enforcement” apparently exploits their exclusive privilege. A week-and-a-half ago, we discussed how politically-motivated top LE honchos took advantage of California’s “may issue” concealed carry permit system to reward political donors, withholding the right from the rest of the citizenry under the fraudulent guise of “commonsense gun safety.”

And it’s not like those with elite “opportunities” going the extra step Garmo is accused of are such rarities, as the “few bad apples” apologists would have us believe. It took me less than a minute to find the following cases via a search engine:

And who could forget the man more powerful than a mere “Only One,” zealously anti-gun (for everyone except those he relied on and illegally profited from) disgraced State Senator Leland Yee?

Add to that guns “reported” lost or stolen:

“An NBC Bay Area investigation into the loss and theft of police firearms uncovered more than 500 weapons have gone missing from eight different law enforcement agencies since 2010.”

While we’re at it, let’s not forget how “buyback” guns have “mysteriously” turned up at crime scenes

This might be the place where it’s appropriate to mention California is “A”-rated on its citizen disarmament edicts by Gungrabby Gabby & Co. Yet with each new act of lawbreaking in a “gun-free zone,” we’re subjected to no shortage of useful idiots on social media demanding “Something must be done!” and how “NRA is a terrorist organization with blood on its hands!”

It’s also appropriate to mention a place that, based on its edicts, must rate an A++, Mexico. It’s not only the leading source for “sanctuary” beneficiaries,” but also where the ties and supply lines between “authorities” and narco-traffickers are so strong, some of them went off and formed their own cartel. That, of course, leads to renewed blame of “lax American gun laws” by those who are intent on positions of power in the violence monopoly they intend to impose by hook, by crook, by lies, and by force.

 

Three Women Accuse U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland Of Sexual Misconduct

H/T Godfather Politics.

Is Ambassador Gordon Sondland a pervert or are the charges bogus?

Three women have accused U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland of sexual misconduct, according to a report from ProPublica and Portland Monthly.

The accusations vary from unwanted kissing and touching to assault, according to the three women, who all met him under different professional circumstances.

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Gordon Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, was accused Wednesday of sexual misconduct by three women.
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Three Women Accuse Gordon Sondland of Sexual Misconduct

Washington (AFP) – U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland was accused Wednesday of sexual misconduct by three women.

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A US ambassador nominated by President Donald Trump who provided key testimony in his impeachment hearings was accused Wednesday of sexual misconduct by three women.

Gordon Sondland, the US envoy to the European Union, denied the allegations, with his lawyer alleging that the accusers were trying to taint his credibility in the inquiry.

The Portland Monthly published named accounts by three women who said that Sondland, a wealthy hotel owner from Seattle, retaliated against them professionally after they rejected him sexually.

One of the women, Jana Solis, said she met Sondland in 2008 when she was seeking work in her position as a safety expert for hotels.

She said Sondland met her for lunch and offered her a job as “my new hotel chick” before slapping her rear.

She said Sondland later invited her to his Portland home to evaluate his personal art collection — which included a picture of himself with then president George W. Bush — and that he exposed himself in the pool house.

She said Sondland at a later meeting also forcibly kissed her.

Another woman, Nicole Vogel, said she met Sondland in 2003 over dinner to seek investment in a new magazine.

He then took her to a hotel he owned and invited her to see a room, where he requested a hug and then “grabs my face and goes to kiss me,” she said. More

 

I started telling my daughter when she was 12, why a woman should never go to a man’s hotel room or house alone. To a man’s brain, that is an acceptance to some degree that she wants him. Even is she’s a professional, decent woman.

It’s a misunderstanding built on hormones. This is exactly why VP Pence does not dine with women who are not his wife.

 

 

 

 

Atheist Group Protests Kanye West’s Sunday Service Visits To Prison

H/T Clash Daily.

I think Kanye West’s prison ministry is a great thing.

Well of course they did. Do you know who didn’t? The prisoners he was visiting.

We covered the heartwarming story of Kanye visiting a prison in Houston, and giving his love to the folks on the inside.

Most of us thought it was a great story about remembering exactly the kind of forgotten people we are called to remember in Matthew 25, the verse Democrats (sometimes) like to quote at us.

“I was in prison and you visited me” was something Jesus told his audience in that passage. When they were confused, he answered that whatever you’ve done to the least of these, you’ve done it to me.

So naturally, we thought it was classy of Kanye to stop in and show some love to the folks there in Houston. Kanye didn’t even call it a ‘show’, he called it ministry. And if you’ve seen the video clip, those in attendance were deeply moved by it.

Well, we can’t have any of that, now, can we?

In comes Militant Atheism to the ‘rescue’.

While The Freedom from Religion Foundation primarily files lawsuits and does not go into prisons to help prisoners in their journey toward atonement, forgiveness, and reentering society, they took issue with West’s work to actually help people. This is some of the most elitist, entitled, patronizing displays of legal bludgeoning since The Freedom from Religion Foundation took issue with the federal funding of a mentorship program for the children of prisoners.

West made the appearance at the Harris County Jail for a worship service prior to attending televangelist Joel Osteen’s ministry, and repeatedly told the crowd of men in orange jumpsuits that “This is a mission, not a show.” It was that mission that got him in trouble with the atheists, who must think there is some better way to salvation and healing than seeking forgiveness and absolution from a higher power. Perhaps they have a plan to go into prisons and give a concert about how a secular life of consumerist materialism will lead to healing. But probably they don’t.

…The Freedom from Religion Foundation has that much beef with God and faith that they deny a person’s betterment by demanding that only non faith-based intellectual and emotional tools be sanctioned. Their argument is that classic separation of church and state squabble that keeps prayers out of schools, the mention of God off of memorials to fallen soldiers, and money flowing away from programs that actually help people instead of keeping their feet nailed to the same detrimental path that brought them to prison in the first place.

The argument made against West’s mission was that the prisoners are “literally a captive audience—who have a deep and immediate interest in being seen favourably by the jail staff.” The Freedom from Religion Foundation thinks so little of prisoners’ ability to think for themselves that they would rather deny those who want to participate in religious service than believe that those who don’t want to attend will feel coerced to do so.
Source: PostMillennial

For only about the HUNDREDTH time, separation of church and state does NOT mean what they think it means. In fact, while the FEDERAL government didn’t establish a church at the national level, the Framers took no issue with the fact that a number of States had established official State denominations. You’ve heard the word ‘antidisestablishmentarianism’, right? Look up the historical context of that word.

Where does this attitude of aggressive hostility to religious expression lead if left unchecked? Look no farther than these activists’ fellow-travelers in China.

Chinese Christians, Uighurs, and Falen gong would have some very enlightening stories to tell you about just how UN-enlightened the Chinese Communists are toward religious freedom.

Sergeant Louis Cukela

H/T Home Of The Heros.

War / Conflict World War I
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Bio Sergeant Cukela served a two-year “hitch” in the army from 1914 – 1916, then joined the Marine Corps when his army enlistment was fulfilled. He retired as a Major in 1940, but returned to service when war broke out and served until 1946. He is one of five Marines to receive TWO Medals of Honor in World War I, and one of only 19 Total Double Recipients of the award.
Date of Birth May 1, 1888
Where Born Spalato, Yugoslavia
Remarks Tiffany Cross
Action Date July 18, 1918
Battle-Incident Villers-Cotterets, France
Citation The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor (Navy Award) to Sergeant Louis Cukela (MCSN: 207), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 66th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F., during action in Forest de Retz, near Viller-Cotterets, France, 18 July 1918. Sergeant Cukela advanced alone against an enemy strong point that was holding up his line. Disregarding the warnings of his comrades, he crawled out from the flank in the face of heavy fire and worked his way to the rear of the enemy position. Rushing a machine-gun emplacement, he killed or drove off the crew with his bayonet, bombed out the remaining part of the strong point with German hand grenades, and captured two machine guns and four men.
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Award Presentation
Company 66th Rifle Company
Battalion
Regiment Fifth Regiment (Marines)
Division 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces
Date of Death March 19, 1956
Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery
Where Buried Arlington, Virginia

Gabbard Defends Fox News Appearance; Says Dems Are ‘Disrespecting & Dismissing’ Half Of America

H/T Flag And Cross.

DemocRats dismiss people that watch Fox News as smelly Walmart shoppers.

Very interesting…

Democratic Congresswoman and presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard went on the warpath to defend her decision to make an appearance on Fox News, stating that her Democratic rivals are “disrespecting and dismissing” half the country by not appearing on the traditionally right-of-center news network.

Check out the details from Fox News:

Gabbard, D-Hawaii, appeared Monday on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast alongside retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink, who pointed out she isn’t as far left as other Democratic candidates. As a result, Gabbard explained why she doesn’t only speak to extreme liberals during her primary campaign and instead prefers to speak to the entire country.

“This is why, I’ll go on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and I’m delivering the exact same message to people and we’re building and growing support in people who watch those three different channels,” Gabbard said. “You’re never going to be able to have a dialogue… win support from people who you treat like garbage, who you disrespect, who you call names, who you call deplorables. But how do you expect to lead as the president of every single American in this country when you’ve thrown half of them away?”

“People are actually upset, they do not think that you should grace the Fox News screens, that you’re doing a disservice to your party,” Rogan said.

“Not only that, what’s wrong with going on camera with someone you oppose? Someone you disagree with and having a dialogue about what you disagree with? That’s the weird thing about this cancel culture, this strange time we’re living in. You’re not even supposed to communicate with people about ideas that you disagree on,” Rogan said.

“On Tucker Carlson, I have a platform to be able to speak to millions of people across the country about the kind of leadership that I bring in the area of foreign policy,” Gabbard said. “I have the opportunity to deliver that message directly to people’s living rooms.”

Gabbard went on to say that she disagrees with Carlson on a lot of issues, but found common ground on certain foreign policy topics.

“I was attacked on the debate stage for going on Fox News. How do you think you’re going to lead this country, all Americans, if you’re completely, not only shutting out and not willing to talk to half the country that watches Fox News, but you’re in fact disrespecting and dismissing them just because they may disagree with you, or they watch a different news channel. I think that’s the bigger issue here.”

Fox News is having a very strong November, finishing up the month as the most watched television news network on basic cable, beating out CNN and MSNBC for an astounding 215th straight month.

Texas Man Kills Robber With Bad Guy’s Own Gun

H/T Bearing Arms.

You talk about adding insult to injury.

In a perfect world, you would have all the required training, all the required tools, and the required mindset to deal with anything you’re faced with in the most efficient way possible. That would be especially true when it would come to self-defense situations.

Of course, if we’re going to talk about perfect worlds, let’s have a perfect world where you wouldn’t have to worry about a threat to your life or property while we’re at it.

We don’t live in perfect worlds, however. We live in this one.

Here, you may well not have everything you need at the moment of truth. However, I’m convinced that if you can only have one of those three things I mentioned when faced with a threat to your life, the right mindset–the will to fight–is the most important. Stories like this do nothing to change my mind.

robbery suspect was shot with his own gun in Texas on Tuesday when the homeowner he was allegedly trying to mug took it from him, police said.

The male suspect entered a residential garage in the Westbury neighborhood of Houston just before 3 p.m. and told the homeowner he intended to rob him, according to local authorities.

It was not immediately clear how the incident unfolded, but investigators said the homeowner managed to steal the gun and shoot the robbery suspect, KTRK reported.

The homeowner isn’t facing any charges, which is good. While Texas is a Stand Your Ground state, some might argue that once the bad guy was disarmed, the threat was over.

I wouldn’t necessarily agree with that.

Regardless, we have a bad guy with a gun intent on robbing someone and that someone having the will to fight back…and winning. Remember, someone got a trip to the morgue and it wasn’t the guy who started the ruckus with a firearm.

That said, I don’t recommend just trusting that you can disarm a bad guy. For all of these stories we see, I suspect a lot of others are killed for doing the same thing. This isn’t a strategy you should just plan on following through if you find yourself in that situation.

However, if you do, then yeah. Fight.

Just remember that the first rule of a gunfight is to bring a gun. The second rule is to try and bring all your buddies with guns as well. Rule Two might not be viable in every instance, but you can bring your own gun to the fight in a case like this, so I highly recommend you do so. The result will hopefully be the same, after all, but you’ll put your own life in much less risk.

Frankly, I’m surprised the homeowner didn’t have a gun. I mean, I thought they issued you a firearm when you became a Texan. That’s what some like to pretend, anyway, right?

Seriously, I’m glad the homeowner came out of this confrontation physically unscathed. I’m sure he’s not completely untouched by what happened, but at least he’s alive and physically unharmed so he can deal with any ramifications in due course.

Who Are the Racists?

H/T Town Hall.

Dr. Walter  Williams makes some good points.

Former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said that racism in America is “foundational” and that people of color were under “mortal threat” from the “white supremacist in the White House.” Pete Buttigieg chimed in to explain that “systemic racism” will “be with us” no matter who is in the White House. Senator Cory Booker called for “attacking systemic racism” in the “racially biased” criminal justice system.

Let’s follow up by examining Booker’s concern about a “racially biased” criminal justice system. To do that, we can turn to a recent article by Heather Mac Donald, who is a senior fellow at the New York-based Manhattan Institute. She is a contributing editor of City Journal, and a New York Times bestselling author. Her most recent article, “A Platform of Urban Decline,” which appeared in Manhattan Institute’s publication Eye On The News, addresses race and crime. She reveals government statistics you’ve never read before.

According to leftist rhetoric, whites pose a severe, if not mortal, threat to blacks. Mac Donald says that may have once been true, but it is no longer so today. To make her case, she uses the latest Bureau of Justice Statistics 2018 survey of criminal victimization. Mac Donald writes: “According to the study, there were 593,598 interracial violent victimizations (excluding homicide) between blacks and whites last year, including white-on-black and black-on-white attacks. Blacks committed 537,204 of those interracial felonies, or 90 percent, and whites committed 56,394 of them, or less than 10 percent. That ratio is becoming more skewed, despite the Democratic claim of Trump-inspired white violence. In 2012-13, blacks committed 85 percent of all interracial victimizations between blacks and whites; whites committed 15 percent. From 2015 to 2018, the total number of white victims and the incidence of white victimization have grown as well.”

There are other stark figures not talked about often. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting for 2018, of the homicide victims for whom race was known, 53.3% were black, 43.8% were white and 2.8% were of other races. In cases where the race of the offender was known, 54.9% were black, 42.4% were white, and 2.7% were of other races.

White and black liberals, who claim that blacks face a “mortal threat” from the “white supremacist in the White House” are perpetuating a cruel hoax. The primary victims of that hoax are black people. We face the difficult, and sometimes embarrassing, task of confronting reality.

Mac Donald says that Barack Obama’s 2008 Father’s Day speech in Chicago would be seen today as an “unforgivable outburst of white supremacy.” Here’s what Obama told his predominantly black audience in a South Side church: “If we are honest with ourselves,” too many fathers are “missing — missing from too many lives and too many homes. They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men.” Then-Senator Obama went on to say, “Children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and 20 times more likely to end up in prison.”

White liberals deem that any speaker’s references to personal responsibility brands the speaker as bigoted. Black people cannot afford to buy into the white liberal agenda. White liberals don’t pay the same price. They don’t live in neighborhoods where their children can get shot simply sitting on their porches. White liberals don’t go to bed with the sounds of gunshots. White liberals don’t live in neighborhoods that have become economic wastelands. Their children don’t attend violent schools where they have to enter through metal detectors. White liberals help the Democratic Party maintain political control over cities, where many black residents live in despair, such as Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago.

Black people cannot afford to remain fodder for the liberal agenda. With that in mind, we should not be a one-party people in a two-party system.