H/T Daily Headlines.

R.I.P. Micheal Haub it has been a long journey to your final resting place.

Authorities in New York confirmed on Thursday that remains recently found, are those of a firefighter who died in the line of duty. Firefighter Micheal Haub,34, died in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001 while he was attempting to rescue people.

In lieu of the recent discovery of Haub’s remains, his family have arranged for a second wake. The second wake for Haub will take place on Tuesday September 10. The wake will take place a day before the the 18th anniversary of his death. The ceremony will be held at Krauss Funeral Home in Franklin Square.

The first wake for Haub was held in 2002 at the same funeral home, Michael Bloomberg attended along with the FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta. The New York Medical Examiner’s office said they were able to identify additional remains found at Ground Zero in 2002. The identification was made with DNA that was not available in 2002.


Haub started his career as a firefighter as a probationary officer with the FDNY in 1999 when he was 31. On September 11, 2001 he had advanced to a firelighter and was on the job for two years. He was stationed at the Midtown Firehouse, just a stones throw from the Twin Towers.

On the day of the tragedy, he was with a team from Ladder Co 4 that responded to one of many fires in the South Tower. Haub and seven other members of his team were killed in the South Tower. Haub’s journey to becoming a full fledged firefighter started with a volunteer position with the Rosyln Heights Highland Fire Department. Haub’s leaves behind two children, a son Micheal and daughter Kierston. His son uttered his first word, ‘Dada’ on September 11, 2001.


What To Do If Approached About Carrying A Firearm In A Store

H/T AmmoLand.

This is some very sound advice.


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What To Do If Approached About Carrying A Firearm In A Store

Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Now that some of the dust has settled, here is some more information and thoughts on Walmart, Kroger, and the other stores that are “virtue signaling” on guns:


The video of the open-carrier getting kicked out of a Walmart in Kentucky happened before Walmart’s virtue signaling episode began. It appears to have had more to do with the gun owner embarrassing Walmart by trying to get someone to help him at the unattended firearms counter, than him having an openly-carried handgun. Here is a link to the Facebook posting from the gun owner on that incident.

Several people here in Virginia and in Texas have tested open carry in Walmarts and have had no issues. No change in signage at Walmart has yet occurred either. https://thehill.com/homenews/news/460652-gun-rights-activists-test-walmart-request-not-to-open-carry-guns-into-store

For now it would seem that it is business as usual if you wish to carry at Walmart openly or concealed. Of course, there is the issue of Walmart asking Congress for more gun control – which is stupid and unacceptable.

Another store virtue signals on guns. https://wtvr.com/2019/09/11/publix-joins-retailers-asking-customers-not-to-openly-carry-guns-into-its-stores/

Publix is now virtue signaling the same message as Walmart, Kroger, CVS, Walgreens and others by asking customers not to open carry in their stores. I, for one, personally, and respectfully, decline to honor that request.

Various companies have sent a letter to the Senate calling for more gun control

Here is the letter from close to 150 companies we need to stop doing business with (Uber, Lyft, Levi’s, Gap, Nextdoor, JJ Abrams, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Yelp, and many others). How stupid of all these companies to bring politics into their businesses. They have just needlessly lost a lot of customers.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz let their CEOs have it with this response.

Seems support for gun control is trending down.

What To Do If Approached About Carrying A Firearm In A Store

I have been conferring with one of Virginia Citizens Defense League’s attorneys and offer this general advice if approached by a store employee and/or the police while carrying in a business:

If approached by a store employee, ask to speak to the manager (often employees don’t know that while the store may prohibit them, as employees, from carrying at work, the store may not prevent customers from doing so).

If the manager or store security confirms they don’t want you carrying in the store, just politely and quietly leave the store. Do NOT ask that they post the business with a “no guns” sign.

You DO NOT have to identify yourself, nor do you have to sign anything. You should simply leave without argument.

If the police are involved and they ask you to identify yourself, you should do so to them only. Do NOT sign any document except in the extremely unlikely case that it is a summons to appear in court issued by the police. (Failure to sign a summons will leave the police with no choice but to arrest you.) Leave the store once the police have indicated you are free to go. If the police want you to sign something from the company, just say you don’t sign anything unless you have a lawyer present and stick to that. You will not be charged with trespass if this is the first time the police have approached you at that business. You have committed no crime, so there is nothing to sign.

All that said, be polite to the officers and do NOT debate the company’s policy with the police. You have nothing to gain by being anything other than reasonable and pleasant.

Virginia Citizens Defense LeagueAbout Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):

Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.

For more information, visit: www.vcdl.org.

Jackson Lee’s AR-15 Ignorance is More Democrat Political Malpractice

H/T AmmoLand.

We all get a chuckle or two any time Shelia Jackson Lee(Delusional-TX)opens her mouth.

Like her saying, Neil Armstrong planted the flag on Mars the Constitution is 400 years old.

Now saying how heavy the AR-15 and saying it uses a .50 caliber round.

Here is a thought that should scare you to your very soul is the ignorance level of the people that elected and reelects Shelia Jackson Lee(Delusional-TX).

Gungrabby Gabby Giffords and her handlers know they can rely on the stunning incompetence of Sheila Jackson Lee and her useful idiot constituents to help them out with any citizen disarmament edict they need to be pushed. (Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee / Facebook photo)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “I’ve held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I hadn’t,” Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee claims to an approving media while trying to get House members to “flood” the Senate and demand new citizen disarmament edicts. “It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving and the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber, these kinds of bullets, need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street.”

Coming in at just over six-and-a-half pounds with a full magazine of .223 rounds, one wonders if those are boxes of chocolate Lee is referring to. Her similarities to “Forrest Gump” don’t end there, as you never know what you’re going to get every time she opens her mouth. To paraphrase a quote from another popular movie, “Tropic Thunder,” she went full Jackson Lee.  Everybody knows you don’t go full Jackson Lee.

Not that anything stops her from doing just that, and repeatedly. As long as we’re mentioning movies, we can’t forget “Idiocracy,” and note we’re talking about a lawmaker who has treated us to such gems as:

  • The Constitution is 400 years old.
  • Astronaut Neil Armstrong planted the flag on Mars.
  • There are still two Vietnams.
  • Klansmen are now the Tea Party.

There’s more, but you get the picture. To her credit, at least Jackson Lee hasn’t publicly speculated about Guam tipping over.

But since Jackson Lee has now turned her vast subject matter expertise to guns, it would be remiss not to recall she’s not the only ignoramus politician. It wasn’t all that long ago we saw New York Democrat Rep. Carolyn McCarthy challenged by Tucker Carlson of Fox News to explain what a “barrel shroud” was, as that was a  feature her so-called “assault weapon” bill would ban. After much deflection and trying to avoid answering the question, she was finally cornered into admitting she had no idea:

“I believe it’s the shoulder thing that goes up.”

And then we had New York Democrat Assemblywoman Patricia Eddington, who had this to say about the .50 caliber rounds Jackson Lee “thinks” you load AR-15s with:

“But some of these bullets as you saw have an incendiary device on the tip of it, which is a heat-seeking device, so you don’t shoot deer with a bullet that size. If you do, you could cook it at the same time.”

This was at a press conference, yet not one member of the media called BS and exposed Eddington for the know-nothing that she was. That’s because they don’t know themselves and aren’t held to account for getting it right on guns. Face it, gun bans are what they and their employers are all rooting for. Besides, it’s not like the audiences/readership are informed enough to call them on it. If they were, they’d be getting very different poll results when they ask about support for background checks, red flags, and bans. They can’t allow that.

And thus we have an “informed” Twitter poster who goes by the handle TexasMomsforBeto! (which ought to tell you something in itself), who has no doubt formed her “deep” convictions based on what she’s “learned” from politicians, gun-grab groups and media cheerleaders:

“Here is the thing… I don’t think you could even eat the meat of an animal killed with a semi automatic weapon. It would be so full of shrapnel.”

Yeah, but at least it would be cooked!

“Oh god poor animal,” an equally informed sympathizer agrees.

It’s bad enough that these people cast votes that cancel out ours, allowing politicians like Jackson Lee and their string-pullers to advance more edicts. That they do is nothing short of citizenship malpractice.

Worse is the political malpractice committed by arrogant, oath-breaking officeholders. Whether they’re genuine mental defectives, deliberate subversives or both, they’re enabled and empowered by useful idiot constituents.

And the interests of those who would rule (and the media they control) are to keep ‘em dumb…

Manchin: ‘Beto O’Rourke’s Not Taking My Guns Away From Me’

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Little Bobby Francis O’Rourke exposed the DemocRats true agenda on guns.

Now they are running for cover and taking potshots at him.

Senator says O’Rourke’s comment harms Democrats.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) on Wednesday said presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke “is not taking my guns away from me.”

O’Rourke, a former congressman from El Paso, Texas, has made gun confiscation part of his presidential platform in a bid to capture voters on the left. His poll numbers have been flagging, but he gained a great deal of media attention at last week’s debate by saying “hell yes” he would confiscate AR-15s.

Manchin was not impressed.

“I can tell you one thing: Beto O’Rourke’s not taking my guns away from me. You tell Beto that OK?” Manchin told Wall Street Journal reporter Lindsay Wise.

Manchin also said it was “very harmful” to the Democratic Party for O’Rourke to make it look like Democrats want to seize lawfully owned firearms.

“Beto’s one human being. He gave his own opinion, OK? I think it was very harmful to make it look like all the Democrats,” Manchin said.

Lindsay Wise@lindsaywise

Dem Sen. @JoeManchinWV on Beto pledge to confiscate AR15s:

“Beto’s one human being. He gave his own opinion, OK? I think it was very harmful to make it look like all the Democrats. I can tell you one thing: @BetoORourke‘s not taking my guns away from me. You tell Beto that OK?”

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In the United States, there are an estimated 16 million AR-15s and AK-47s—the two types of rifles O’Rourke said he would confiscate as president. The FBI found rifles of any kind were used in only 403 murders in 2017, far fewer than handguns. But many gun control advocates in the media and the Democratic Party have targeted the AR-15.

O’Rourke’s campaign immediately went after Manchin on Twitter. His national director of rapid response, Lauren Hitt, dismissed Manchin’s opinion because he voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who has faced an onslaught of sexual assault accusations from the left.

Lauren Hitt@LaurenHitt

Let me tell you how much I care about the opinion of the Democrat who voted to confirm Kavanaugh https://twitter.com/lindsaywise/status/1174378345594806278 

Lindsay Wise@lindsaywise

Dem Sen. @JoeManchinWV on Beto pledge to confiscate AR15s:

“Beto’s one human being. He gave his own opinion, OK? I think it was very harmful to make it look like all the Democrats. I can tell you one thing: @BetoORourke‘s not taking my guns away from me. You tell Beto that OK?”

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During the Democratic presidential debate in Houston Thursday, O’Rourke made his position on so-called assault weapons clear.

“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” he said. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.”

O’Rourke’s debate performance did not stop his slide in the polls. In the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, O’Rourke is at 1 percent, down from 2 percent in July.

Some in the media have questioned whether O’Rourke has helped gun control efforts. MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell said it would be harder to pass gun legislation after O’Rourke called to confiscate guns from lawful owners. For Democrats and the media, it has long been a talking point that “no one” wants to take guns away from civilians.

America Is Awesome: Vet Who Died With No Known Friends Or Relatives Received

H/T Clash Daily.

R.I.P. SSGT.Lyndon Burl Badgett May 9, 1962-August 30, 2019.

For all the division and political toxicity out there, it’s stories like this that will help restore your faith in humanity.

An air force veteran was discovered to have passed away. Nobody seems to know very much about him, what his story was, or what he did after his time of service, but just because he appears to have been isolated in life, doesn’t mean he needs to have to be forgotten in death as well.

From 1981 to 1997 SSGT Lyndon Burl Badgett served our country in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve. Now, a funeral home in Clarksville, Tennessee is calling upon the country to honor the man who served 16 years in the armed forces.

According to the Patriot Guard, Badgett died while in a nursing home in Clarksville, but beyond that very little is known about the man, though he received many awards including the NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Medal.
Source: Newsner

Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center made a search for known friends or relatives, but was unsuccessful in finding any. But what they are doing for him despite his apparently sad story will warm the heart.

After an unsuccessful search to find friends or family, the funeral home made arrangements for him to be buried with full military honors. The service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Nashville. Click here for directions .

The U.S. Air Force and the Patriot Guard has agreed to be in attendance. The funeral home is paying for the service.

“While we do not know the story behind this individual or the events that brought him to this ending of his life, we do know that he served his country and he deserves an honorable burial,” the funeral home said, in part.
Source: News5

Parkland Dad: Democrats Passing Laws Making School Shootings More Likely

H/T Breitbart.

Sadly this father is correct.

Left-wing education policies and laws, particularly regarding restrictions on disciplinary measures such as suspensions and expulsions for disruptive and violent students, increase the likelihood of school shootings, assessed Andrew Pollack, father of Meadow Jade Pollack, who was murdered during the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Pollack joined Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight to discuss with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak his recently published bookWhy Meadow Died: The People and Policies that Created the Parkland Shooter and Endanger America’s Students.

“This is what led to my daughter getting killed, these policies of not holding kids accountable,” said Pollack, addressing last week’s passage of SB 419 in California, which bans suspensions of willfully defiant students from kindergarten to grade eight

“The bill that got passed, it’s illegal in the state of California to suspend or expel a disruptive child, and that just went into law,” Pollack said. “How is it going to affect them when there’s no consequence of discipline in the classroom? When the teacher has to spend 10 [or] 15 minutes per class [or] learning session on handling disruptive kids.”


Pollak commented, “This bill is signed as some sort of social justice measure.”

“That ideology, for someone to think that way, it’s the exact opposite, okay?” replied Pollack. “You need to hold children accountable when they’re juveniles and teach them right from wrong so you set them up for success when they’re over 18 and adults.”

“This liberal ideology of not holding kids accountable [is not] going to work,” Pollack added.

Pollack recalled the implementation of the Obama administration’s PROMISE Program (Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions, Supports & Education), which was oriented around racial and ethnic quotas for application of disciplinary measures in schools. The program’s advocates marketed it as a manifestation of “restorative justice.”

Pollack said, “In Broward County, felonies from 18 to 25 have risen since they implemented these policies. So if you’re a parent and you’re in California, you can’t put your ideology ahead of your kids’ safety.”

“These people that also implemented this stuff, they’re guilty, too,” added Pollack. “They killed my daughter. That’s what I say. It’s not just [the murderer]. They all did it. I owe it to my daughter to hold every single one of these people accountable.”

Left-wing broadening of the “special needs” category of students began to include violent and “emotionally disturbed” children, Pollack said.

“When they have a kid [who is] emotionally disturbed, and they label him ‘special needs,’ it gives them more rights, and it makes them untouchable in the school,” explained Pollack. “That’s what happened with my daughter’s murderer. He was in the school, and they labeled him ‘special needs,’ but for violence. It wasn’t like he was just a kid with a learning disability. That’s one of the horrible policies.”

Pollack went on. “Another one is this PROMISE Program, which is restorative justice, that came out with the Obama administration that wanted to end the school-to-prison pipeline, and when you think about it, in actuality, instead of ending it, it creates the school-to-prison pipeline. These liberals that put it in place, they don’t realize it, that by not holding these kids accountable, they create the school-to-prison pipeline when these kids become adults.”

Army Maj. Matt Golsteyn gets Dec. trial date over death of Taliban bomb maker

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Comment by Jim Campbell

September 19th, 2019

We send our men and women off to war with the intention that the kill the enemy.

The days of winning hearts and minds are over.

It’s time for the JAG Corps to get with the program and understand the situation.

Perhaps the best way to do that would be to drag them out of their chairs in the courtroom and put them on the front line.

Then-Army Capt. Matthew L. Golsteyn in Afghanistan in 2010. (Office of Rep. Duncan Hunter/Released) September 16, 2019

A court-martial date has been set for Dec. 2, at which time Army Maj. Matthew Golsteyn will stand trial for the charge of the premeditated murder of a Taliban bomb maker in 2010.

The trial will take place Dec. 2 at Fort Bragg, according to an Army press release, and Golsteyn will face the charge he was cleared…

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