Teenager Shot Dead After Approaching Man with Fake AR-15

H/T Concealed Nation.

This punk got killed after pointing a toy gun at the wrong person.

HOUSTON, TEXAS — A 911 call to Harris County authorities was received around 2 am on Friday, October 16th. The caller stated that he had gone to an apartment complex on Uvalde Road to meet a woman and was approached by two young males. One was carrying what appeared to be an AR-15 style rifle, and the man responded by shooting one of the two with his handgun. He then fled the scene before calling 911.

When deputies arrived, they found the second suspect straddling the wounded one and administering CPR. Paramedics arrived and took over patient care but the young man, in his teens, did not survive.

Deputies recovered a toy guns which bore a realistic resemblance to an AR-15 rifle. The surviving teen was taken into custody and was uncooperative with officers during questioning. The man who shot and killed the other teen was also being questioned.

Houston County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Ben Beall said, “We did find what turned out to be a toy gun, but we’ve also got some other evidence over there. We’re in the early stages of the investigation and it’s going to take a little bit to figure this out.”

Authorities have not identified anyone involved in the incident or said what, if any, charges may be filed.

Many of the “toy” guns available today are extremely realistic looking and can be extremely difficult to discern without close examination. When they are presented in low light conditions, at a distance, and carried as a real rifle would be carried, it can be impossible. Add to that the perceived threat and fear of one’s own life, and it can easily lead to a response by the owner of a real firearm, with real bullets and real consequences. This holds true whether the unknowing person is a civilian, military member or law enforcement officer. Regardless of the situation, it frequently has tragic results. The bearer, who is often a child or young adult, may end up paralyzed or dead. Similarly, it can have life-altering effects on the person who fires in self-defense. In the moment, there is no time for a second guess, but it can lead to a lifetime of second-guessing and emotional torture.

Home Invader Picks Wrong House, Meets Vietnam Veteran and His Pistol

H/T Concealed Nation.

This punk was lucky this guy did not shoot him.

PARADISE, PENNSYLVANIA — On the afternoon of Sunday, October 18th, Micheal Snyder was relaxing in his home when he noticed a man outside. Upon opening the door to speak to the stranger, Snyder quickly figured out something wasn’t right.

“He didn’t make a lot of sense. He said, ‘Would you please call the police? Please call the police. They’re going to kill me.’” Snyder told the man to wait outside while he called the State Police. While on the phone with 911 telecommunicator, Snyder heard a crashing noise in the house and found that the man had crashed through a window into his home.

Snyder, a Vietnam veteran, was in control of the situation instantly. “I had the pistol cocked and ready, and he was standing there in the kitchen.” The 72-year-old held the man at gunpoint for ten minutes until state police arrived.


Police said that 38-year-old Kwesi Skerritt of the Bronx, New York, was in fear that a gang was after him. He was charged with criminal trespass, simple assault and criminal mischief, and held in the Monroe County Correctional Facility on $100,000 bail.

Snyder credited his wartime experience for his composure and control of the situation. “When I come under fire, how will I react? Will it scare me to death? Will I be able to react? But yes, experience helps…I was so happy yesterday I didn’t have to pull the trigger. I do not want to do that.”

Could you have reacted so quickly to a forced entry to your home? Would you have the composure to hold someone at gunpoint after they were inside, without actually shooting them out of fear of what they might do

New Poll: Trump’s Black Voter Approval Nearly Doubles in Just 3 Days

H/T Western Journal.

These numbers do not bode well for Joe Pee Pads Biden.

A new survey found that President Donald Trump’s approval rating among likely black voters skyrocketed between Monday and Friday of this week.

The results of Rasmussen Reports’ daily presidential approval rating tracking poll found that Trump’s approval among likely black voters went from 25 percent on Monday to 46 percent on Friday.

Trump’s approval rating among this demographic actually decreased to 24 percent on Tuesday. Three days later, it had nearly doubled to 46 percent.

The president’s overall approval rating was at 51 percent on Friday.

“Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis,” according to Rasmussen.

“The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.”

Considering the historical support for Republicans presidential candidates among black voters, if the results are anywhere close to accurate — and Rasmussen does have a good track record — then Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is in big trouble.

The support of black voters is crucial for Democrats, and without the vast majority that support, Biden’s campaign is sunk.

Last month, Gallup reported Trump’s support is up among black Americans from 2016, although the pollster didn’t find that support anywhere near the 46 percent approval rating figure reported by Rasmussen.

Gallup reported that “aggregated data from polls conducted July 30-Aug. 12 and Aug. 31-Sept. 13 show Trump approval — a rough surrogate for likelihood to vote for Trump — at 11% among Black Americans, with disapproval at 87%.”

For context, the pollster further noted, “The Democratic candidate for president over the five presidential elections since 2000 has averaged 91% of the Black vote, with 8% on average going to the Republican candidate.”

Trump won the 2016 election with an estimated 8 percent of the black vote, so even if Gallup’s aggregate date showing a 3 percentage point increase to 11 percent is accurate, the president has already made large inroads with black voters.

Trump has courted black voters since his first presidential campaign, and has worked hard while in office to go to bat for the black community.

Politico reported that in 2019, the Trump campaign shocked some black Florida residents by advertising in The Westside Gazette, a black-owned Broward County newspaper.

Gazette publisher Bobby Henry told Politico, “I thought it was quite abnormal.

“For [Trump] to reach out to the broader African-American community is what surprised me.”

Under the Trump administration, black unemployment reached historically low levels prior to the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, and the president has proudly touted his actions to provide funding for historically black colleges and universities.

Trump was also successful in signing into law the bipartisan criminal justice reform FIRST STEP Act in 2018, which aims to reduce prison populations and rehabilitate convicted felons.

Trump sparred with Biden over criminal justice during Thursday’s debate in Tennessee.

Trump hit Biden hard for his support of crime legislation in the 1980s and 1990s that critics say disproportionately targeted black Americans.

“You put tens of thousands of mostly young black young men in prison,” Trump told Biden.

Trump also laid into Biden for not working hard enough on the issue of criminal justice reform during his eight years as vice president.

Perhaps Thursday’s debate, and Trump’s record with black Americans, endeared the president to the all-important voting bloc.

If the Rasmussen survey is indeed accurate, Trump’s debate performance proved to a great many black Americans that while Democrats have talked about improving their lives for decades, the president was successful in making his case that he’s been a true ally for the black community.

Just a reminder: As Rasmussen pointed out in December 2016, its “final poll was the closest among all pollsters who correctly picked Hillary Clinton to win the popular vote” in that year’s presidential election

The RealClearPolitics polling average prior to the election showed Clinton up by 3.3 percentage points in the days leading up to the election.

Rasmussen had Clinton up by just 1.7 points, and she eventually won the popular vote by 2.1 points while losing the Electoral College.

Kamala Harris Says She Would Give Congress 100 Days To Pass Comprehensive Gun Control Before Signing Executive Order

H/T Concealed Nation.

As bad as a Joe Pee Pads Biden a Kamala Knee Pads Harris would be worse.

Vice President hopeful Kamala Harris spoke on CNN Town Hall last year, and one of the topics was gun control. If you think a Joe Biden President is scary for the 2nd Amendment, I can assure you that a Harris President is scarier.

Harris stated that if elected President, she would give Congress 100 days to pass comprehensive gun control legislation before she took matters into her own hands by way of executive order.

“Upon being elected, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws. And if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action,” Harris said during the CNN Town Hall.

Give it a watch below and keep one thing in mind: The 2020 election isn’t Trump vs. Biden. It’s Trump vs. Harris.

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H/T Firebird@She’s Right.

  • Received this in an email from a dear friend….and my reply is beneath the article.

    Well, well!  Isn’t this interesting.  

    A drug called Remdesivir, manufactured by Gilead Sciences, is now being reported as the ultimate “CURE” for COVID-19.

    But it gets interesting.  

    The patent for Remdesivir is currently held by China, through an agreement with Gilead’s drug patent sharing subsidiary, called UNITAID.  UNITAID just happens to have an office near Wuhan, China.

    Can you guess who some major financial investors in UNITAID might be? 

    You don’t know? 

    Well, how about none other than George Soros, Bill & Melinda Gates, and the WHO (World Health Organization).

    I know what you’re thinking!  Just coincidence!

    Well, here’s another coincidence. Both Gilead Sciences and UNITAID were financial backers of Hillary Clinton in the last election.

    And another coincidence. Dr. Fauci authorized millions of American dollars to be sent to The Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, specifically for the study of Coronaviruses.

    Oh, did I mention that Dr. Fauci’s wife works for Gilead Sciences?

    What do you think? 

    Just coincidences!  Nothing to see here folks, just keep moving.

    It’s no wonder Dr. Fauci slapped down hydroxychloroquine, which is inexpensive, has been around for over 60 years with a proven safety record, even though its success rate was very favorable.  Why?  Because he was told to!!   And the news media backed him up all the way. 

    It’s amazing what you find when you just follow the money. 

    Here’s a link to the full, very thorough report. 

    Do you detect political considerations?  Just a coincidence!


    • I knew SOROS had to be in on this, and that Fauci was his puppet…. and that Fauci did NOT want hydroxycholorquin on OUR market as a cure for COVID….. because it has been around forever and it’s cheap!
    • Just wait – people will begin being cured on election day and COVID will be over by Jan 20 when Biden is inaugurated!  But if Trump wins, we will have COVID for four more years!…
    • RAP


Schumer Urges FBI Director To Ignore Growing Biden Scandal, Warns Investigation Could ‘Undermine the Rule of Law’

H/T Western Journal.

The only way the rule of law would be undermined is is the F.B.I. interferes with the investigation.

If F.B.I. Director Wray interferes then President Trump should call for his immediate resignation. 

The biggest October surprise of the 2020 elections came in the form of a laptop, reportedly belonging to Hunter Biden, discovered in a Delaware computer repair shop.

The device, and its damning contents, have grown into a campaign-killing scandal for Hunter’s father, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Information discovered on the laptop hints that the Bidens were allegedly involved in international business schemes that saw unfair payments and deals secured thanks to the power of the elder Biden’s position as the former vice president.

Seeing the potential for even more abuse if the Biden was to win the White House, some politicians worked to confirm the bombshell discoveries.

After a thorough review by his staff, Rep. Jim Jordan claims to have independently verified the contents of the laptop.

“Our staff has had numerous conversations,” Jordan said Tuesday, “which have independently confirmed for us that in fact these emails are real, they’re authentic.”

Unfortunately, not everyone in Washington, D.C., is itching to get to the bottom of this case.

Some, like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, are actively working to suppress an investigation into the laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden.

“We write regarding press reports concerning materials allegedly describing activities by Hunter Biden, and found on a laptop at a Delaware repair shop,” the New York Democrat and fellow Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon wrote to FBI Director Christopher Ray.

We are deeply concerned,” the Thursday letter continues, “about the possibility that in response to these reports the Trump Administration will take actions before Election Day that would seek to damage the Democratic presidential candidate and undermine the rule of law.”

The letter urges Wray “to resist pressure from President Trump and other partisan actors to take any actions intended to benefit President Trump politically on the eve of the election. Succumbing to such pressure would deeply undermine our national security interests and the credibility of law enforcement, and could have devastating consequences for the resiliency of our democracy.”

It’s unclear how Schumer thinks an investigation into a credible accusation of wrongdoing would undermine the rule of law.

Just to be clear, the campaign of President Donald Trump doesn’t need to do anything with the laptop scandal — data found on the device is damning enough already.

With the data cache’s credibility continuing to grow, Biden and Democrats are facing even more pressure as Hunter Biden’s former business associates flip on the family.

Emails provided by one former associate appear to confirm that the junior Biden traded on his father’s influence and position.

The day before the final presidential debate between Joe Biden and Trump, another former associate stepped forward and further backed up the alleged shady practices of the Biden family.

While Schumer’s long-shot attempt to keep the contents of the laptop under wraps and away from the American people looks like it’s doomed to fail, it hints at what the lawmaker really thinks of the American voters’ right to know their candidates.

For the FBI, failing to investigate the alleged laptop of Hunter Biden would be a travesty of justice, and would virtually confirm to the public that the federal law enforcement agency is biased beyond hope.

The FBI Must Be Disbanded

The O.K. Corral

In a completely predictable move, our betters in the FBI have closed the investigation into Hunter Biden’s laptop. The FBI is completely corrupt and chock full of Deep Staters. No, it’s not just the upper management; everyone – from Director Chris Wray to the lowliest agent – is irrevocably corrupt.

One America News Network host Jack Posobiec tweeted Sunday that a source from the Department of Justice told the network that the FBI dropped the investigation due to supposed concerns over the story from the repair shop owner. Concerns were raised over the chain of custody in the case.

The source indicated that the FBI dropped the investigation “because they did not believe the repair shop owner’s story would hold up in court, although Mac Isaac provided them with evidence,” according to Posobiec, who added that “They found zero evidence of foreign involvement.”

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Eye-witness Account

Pacific Paratrooper

Jack Wilde, WWII

Jack Wilde woke up covered in blood. The gore gushed down his leg. His head pounded.

The second lieutenant had been hunched over in the cramped tail section of the B-25, so he didn’t really know what had happened.

He remembered the plane banking and suddenly starting to climb. Moments later he’d heard branches hitting the port tail wing. “I thought to myself, ‘Boy, that’s something to write home about,’ ” he recalled years later. “And about that time, it really was something to write home about because we hit the top of the mountain.”

Jack Wilde had found himself flying over the New Guinea jungle in January 1945 because his infantry division was part of the Allied forces leapfrogging across the Dutch East Indies toward Japan.

Intelligence had come in indicating that Japanese detachments were working their way toward the U.S. base at Sansapor, so commanders…

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Dems Efforts Gives Lie To “No One Wants To Take Your Guns”

H/T Bearing Arms.

If you believe Joe Pee Pads Biden and Kamala Knee Pads Harris won’t take your guns see me for some oceanfront property in Arizona I have cheap.

“No one wants to take your guns. We’re just looking to enact some ‘common sense’ gun reforms.”

How many times have you heard that or some variation there of? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve encountered it. Over the years, it’s been said countless times to countless people, some of whom foolishly believed that no one wanted to take your guns.

However, as David Harsanyi writes at America’s 1st Freedom, anyone who really believes that should probably read the DNC’s gun policy platform first. They should then take a step back and think about things.

We have reached what should prove to be an infamous moment. The 2020 Democrat Party presidential ticket will be the first in American history to feature a candidate who openly supports the confiscation of firearms from law-abiding citizens.

During the primary debates, Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick, Kamala Harris, warned that she would give Congress 100 days to pass her gun-control agenda, an agenda that includes a ban on AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles. If Congress fails to implement her wish list? Well, then, Harris explained, “I will take executive action.” Harris has also publicly stated her support of a “mandatory gun buyback program,” which is simply how anti-gun extremists refer to confiscation without saying confiscation.

Those who believe Harris’ rhetoric is merely campaign hyperbole should peruse the draft of the 2020 Democrat Party’s national platform. It, too, supports the banning of “assault weapons,” which has the possibility of instantaneously transforming millions of gun-owners—the vast majority of whom have undergone criminal background checks and never used firearms for any illicit purpose—into criminals.

Many more Americans, of course, are murdered by fists or knives than AR-15s. But the DNC document is laden with misleading statistics and the kind of scaremongering intended to allow them to push through authoritarian gun policies.

Take, for instance, the DNC’s claim that criminal violence with guns is a “public health crisis” that takes “nearly 40,000 lives.” By conflating criminal and suicide deaths—around two-thirds of all gun deaths are self-inflicted—these politicians not only diminish the importance of mental-health struggles, but also inflate the problem of criminal use of guns. There is little evidence that tighter firearm restrictions do anything to stop suicides; for instance, nations with the highest rates of suicide—Russia and South Korea—also have some of the strictest gun laws.

Harsanyi goes on to detail and destroy each of the anti-gun provisions the DNC has laid out, and I highly recommend you go and read it. It does a great job of it. However, the official DNC position isn’t one of gun confiscation.

Not directly, at least, though it does seem that there’s at least support for that kind of thing. After all, let’s just look at that ticket Harsanyi mentioned.

Kamala Harris, as a potential vice president, is bad enough. However, let’s also remember that Joe Biden doesn’t seem to be firing on all cylinders. Whether he has outright dementia or something else, the man hasn’t been at his relative best for a while now. Also, the man is 77 years old. That alone is a reason why his vice presidential pick matters.

Should Biden die or leave office for some other reason, that leaves Harris in the driver’s seat. That means all those promises she made while campaigning can be enacted, or she can at least try.

Further, there’s nothing at all in the DNC platform that actually opposes Harris’ proposals.

Then there’s the man Biden said would spearhead his gun control efforts. That’s right, Beto O’Rourke. The very man who swore during a debate that, “Hell yeah, we’re coming for your AR-15s and AK-47s.”

Oh, he’s not elected, but if Biden wants him running point on this issue, then just how far can the two of them actually diverge on things? Especially since Biden also chose Harris as his running mate.

So-called “fact checkers” love to claim that because Biden hasn’t specifically claimed he was supportive of gun confiscation, he’s not in favor of it. Oh no, he’s clearly in favor of it. If he wasn’t, why would he try to surround himself with people who do?

Exclusive Interview: Don Jr. Gets Blunt About Biden Liberals and Gun Control

H/T Western Journal.

Everyone needs to hear Donald Trump Jr’s words.

In 2016, I sat down with Donald Trump Jr. during the Republican primary to discuss his passion for the outdoors life on the campaign trail and his desire to be a voice for hunters and anglers on a national scale.

With the 2020 presidential election less than two weeks away, I reconnected with Trump Jr., who has been traveling across the country relentlessly campaigning for his father. Despite his busy schedule, the president’s eldest son took some time for a wide-ranging interview that covered everything from hunting to Hunter Biden.

Like his father, Trump Jr. didn’t hold back: He spoke candidly about the Biden family’s questionable deals and the consequences of the upcoming election, and he even challenged the Democratic nominee’s self-proclaimed blue-collar roots. Trump Jr. also issued a stern warning to the millions of Americans who are gun owners, hunters and anglers: Now is not the time to be complacent.

The following is a transcript of our conversation:

Tom Venesky: “Joe Biden often refers to his blue-collar roots to appeal to middle-class voters. Do you think that’s an accurate portrayal from someone who spent a lifetime as a politician?”

Donald Trump Jr.: “Joe touts those blue-collar roots, but there’s nothing blue-collar about a guy who’s been a senator for 50 years and became one when he was in his 20s. It’s all smoke and mirrors, and that’s what you would get with the Biden administration.

“Joe Biden spent 50 years pushing for [the North American Free Trade Agreement], pushing for [the Trans-Pacific Partnership] and pushing for China’s permanent status on the [World Trade Organization]. Joe Biden has done more destruction to blue-collar jobs than any politician in modern America history. You think he’s going to change that now? No. Hunter Biden today owns 10 percent of a Chinese company that’s taking jobs and American technology out of Michigan and sending them to China. It’s happening today, while Joe Biden is trying to steal Donald Trump’s platform about building in America and bringing back jobs. Donald Trump actually did those things. Joe Biden has been all talk for half a century. Nothing’s going to change now and the corruption I imagine would be much worse if he was president.

“He pretends he’s a blue-collar Joe from Scranton, but he’s been an elected senator since his 20s. Give me a break. Unlike Joe Biden and Hunter, we were actually international business people prior to getting into politics. That’s what we did. Hunter became a businessman when he could leverage his father’s office. Now we see that coming out and the media is doing a full-court press to try and suppress all that information even though they’re not denying that it’s true. We don’t get the benefit of the doubt because we don’t have the mainstream media willing to run cover for us and campaign for us while we hide in our basement in Delaware.”

Venesky: “Like Biden, who was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the pivotal northeast corner of the battleground state, you also have roots in Pennsylvania.”

Trump Jr.: “I have a farm in Equinunk [in northeastern Pennsylvania]. I have a cabin on the New York side of the Delaware River, and the farmhouse is part of the place we have in Pennsylvania. That’s where I spend my weekends. I shoot long-range there. I fly fish the Delaware River system from the New York and Pennsylvania sides every weekend of the summer. It’s where I snowmobile, ride motocross and ATV. So I’m in PA almost every weekend. Joe Biden likes to tout he’s from Scranton but the reality is he left when he was 10 years old and hasn’t been back since. Joe shows up here once every couple weeks because it’s a convenient drive from Delaware where he’s been a senator for 50 years. Don’t forget, I know we talked about this in 2016, but I went to the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, for five years. I lived there. I went to the University of Pennsylvania. I lived in PA longer than Joe Biden ever did and I still spend my weekends there.”

Venesky: “For those of us who are gun owners, hunters and anglers, how much is on the line with this election?”

Trump Jr.: “Look at the attack on the Second Amendment. They made that very clear. Having Beto O’Rourke as your gun czar is not a moderate position on the Second Amendment. And it’s not just the Second Amendment. You think that these people aren’t going to go after hunting next? The liberal mob? Joe Biden — they’re using him as the camouflage to get that radical mob in there. But you’re not a moderate with Kamala Harris as your vice president, and you’re not a moderate with Beto as your gun czar and you’re not a moderate adopting Bernie Sanders’ platform.

“They’re coming for those rights and those freedoms without question.

“You see what social media does to hunters, outdoorsmen, to shooters. How they’ll suppress that kind of information, attack and try to cancel people who take part in these hobbies. That’s what the left is about right now and that should scare all of us who sportsmen. I see the hate mail I get for being a vocal hunter, for being all about that lifestyle and defending it.

“Look at the Sportsmen for Trump board — some of the biggest hunters in the world like Michael Waddell, Chuck Paddock, Ted Nugent. Look at the Sportsmen for Biden — it’s every person, government bureaucrat that’s ever belonged to a [department of environmental conservation] agency that never held a shotgun in their lives. There’s a difference between real people and government bureaucrats. Real hunters get that difference.”

Venesky: “There’s a Sportsmen for Biden group?”

Trump Jr.: “There is theoretically. It’s literally a couple of bureaucrats and people form these leftist hunting organizations that pretend they’re for hunting but don’t actually do anything for hunters.”

Venesky: “Speaking of that, talk about what your father’s administration has done for hunting, fishing and conservation.”

Trump Jr.: “When we talked in 2016, I said this is what I would be focused on, as it relates to policies that affect outdoorsmen and women.

“Donald Trump opened up 4.1 million acres since then, accessible to hunters. He funded $900 million to buy more lands to get access into landlocked public lands, $740 million to the Great Lakes to save that fishery. Almost $1 billion to save the Everglades and all of the coastal fisheries around Florida. But because Donald Trump did those things, you won’t hear about it. He’s done more for conservation and opened up more public land for access than anyone since [former President Theodore] Roosevelt.

Venesky: “Those initiatives also benefit the environment as well. Do you feel the Democrats still have the monopoly on environmental issues?”

Trump Jr.: “They don’t have the monopoly at all. Donald Trump did incredible things for those kind of issues, and he does so without trying to destroy your livelihood or business. You can drill and utilize energy resources for Pennsylvania. You can do that responsibly and create jobs.

“Look at the disasters out West with forest management. They don’t want to touch anything, they don’t want you in there, they don’t want you walking on it. They have standing dead timber and allow it to burn. Every year they spend billions of dollars, lives are lost and homes are destroyed because they refuse to manage their forests. Standing dead timber is the worst for the flora and fauna. If you had new growth you could do wonders for all the creatures they’re supposedly trying to help. But they blame the fires on global warming. Since 1860 it’s been a 1.4 degree change in average temperature, that’s according to NASA — 1.4 degrees in 150 years. Really? That caused the fires? Or was it stupid management?

“Think of all the carbon emissions of all the wildfires in the west this year. It’s 50 times what our cars could do when you watch the West burn for three months straight. They pretend they’re the party of science but the reality is they’re not.”

Venesky: “Getting back to hunters, less than half actually vote. If more hunters turned out, could that be a key voting bloc in states like Pennsylvania?”

Trump Jr: “I think you worded that correctly because normally it should be but it never has been, historically. Hunters haven’t voted. They haven’t turned up in numbers. It’s a demographic that’s literally under attack and they don’t even know it.

“I always hear from hunters, ‘I don’t want to mix my politics with my hobby.’ You realize the other side’s hobby is trying to screw with yours? Groups like Hunt to Vote are trying to mobilize hunters to vote their values. Not choosing sides, but vote your values. It should be a big voting bloc but it hasn’t been. I hope hunters recognize that everything they hold near and dear, and the lifestyle they choose to live, is literally under attack from the left. One day they’re going to wake up and they’re not going to have it, and they’re going to be really upset they didn’t vote.”

Venesky: “You obviously have your father’s ear when it comes to hunting and outdoors issues. How important is that for those who enjoy hunting and fishing?”

Trump Jr.: “It means a lot. Hunter Biden has Joe Biden’s ears as it relates to getting shady money from corrupt, foreign countries. But I actually live the lifestyle of an outdoorsmen. It’s what I do. My vacations are spent on an elk hunt. My weekends are spent deer hunting in New York and Pennsylvania. As I told you in 2016, these issues are important to me and it’s what I was going to take part in — while I’m not in the administration, I don’t think anyone’s ever said that I wasn’t willing to be vocal. I think it’s given us the results I said would happen in ‘16. The difference is between ‘16 and now is we’ve actually delivered on those promises.”

Venesky: “With the campaign running nonstop leading up to the election, do you appreciate the time you do spend hunting and fishing even more?”

Trump Jr.: “Yes, 100 percent, but I can’t do it right now with the election. There’s too much at stake and I have to be in the game. Six weeks ago I got in a quick elk hunt out west. Shot a great elk in Colorado with the bow during bow season out there. The rest of my hunting is on hold until Nov. 4. But hunting is an important part of my life. It’s not like these politicians that talk about it once a year, do a pheasant hunt somewhere, borrow a gun and get the picture with their finger on the trigger. For me it’s real.”

Venesky: “On a final note, I heard that you hunted with the Robertson/’Duck Dynasty’ family a while back. Any good stories from that time in the duck blind?”

Trump Jr.: “One of the greatest compliments I got in my life was from Phil Robertson. I was duck hunting with Jase [Robertson] one day, and the next day the first thing Phil said was, ‘Boy, I hear you can shoot.’ If they’re talking about my shooting abilities behind my back, I guess that’s as strong a bona fides I can possibly have in the hunting world. I definitely put on a bit of a clinic for Jase and he was pretty impressed. We had a great time with those guys.

“We had three ducks come in at first light and they said when we say take them, you try and stand up and shoot. I was pretending I didn’t know what was going on. They were looking at me to see what would happen. I shot a triple and then it was all on. From then on it was a pretty solid competition. The kid from NYC can really shoot.”