Having been involved in politics for over a decade, I’ve developed a number of pet peeves.

Honestly, I could write a 10,000 word email listing off every single one of those annoyances and why they make me livid.

But then I know you’d fall asleep or unsubscribe from this list. Hehe.

Brevity has become a fixture of my approach to things in recent times and I intend on keeping it that way.

Anyways, let’s dig into one thing that gets me REALLY worked up when it comes to how some folks on the supposed “Right” approach politics.

You see, there’s a lot of these cats who claim to be pro-Second Amendment and position themselves as friends to gun owners.

To that I ask, “ok….but are you willing to repeal federal gun control laws?“

That’s when things start to get uncomfortable….

Most of the time I’ll receive very incoherent answers.

Sometimes I’ll get the dreaded “I support the Second Amendment but….” and later proceed to justify some form of gun control that’s on the books.

To quote the great Michael Malice “Anything preceding ‘but’ in a political statement can be ignored.”

Keep this in mind when dealing with politicos along your journey.

Back to gun control that certain figures on the Right support…

The most common form of gun control that your normie conservative is in favor of is the National Instant Background Check System (NICS).

It’s viewed as a “common sense” form of gun control that supposedly stops crime and keeps us “safe.”

Here are some inconvenient facts for the conservative counter-signalers:

Crime was already falling before the NICS system came into effect in 1998.

This has been a secular trend that started in the late 1970s-early 1980s. Peep John Lott’s More Guns, Less Crimes for more deets.

Also Last time I checked there’s nowhere in the constitution that allows for the creation of the NICS system.

And last but certainly not least, NICS is a bureaucratic monstrosity that is notorious for mixing and matching lawful citizen’s information with that of criminals, thus depriving many otherwise lawful Americans of their right to bear arms.

This entire system needs to be flushed down the toilet.

I make the case for conservatives to take stronger stances against NICS in a recent post for Liberty Conservative News.


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