Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spin It Up

Well.  Shit.  I think the last time I was here was July of last year!  It wouldn't be for lack of subject matter.  Oh no.  I've had plenty to talk about.  But who has the time?  Well a few of my good friends have been saying I should really spin this blog back up because they like what I have to say.  Imagine that.  Someone actually reads this thing.

Well things have changed dramatically, so it's going to be somewhat different, but more of the same... if you know what I mean.  We've really come into our own here in Utah, which at least for now is a safe haven for patriots and people who are less concerned about offending people.  I like that.

I've said a lot of stuff on Facebook these last few months, so I'm going to grab the stuff that got me the most "likes" and start moving them over to this blog.  Honestly, it should have gone here in the first place, but like I said, a lot of changes lately.

Just to wet your whistle, here's a tidbit I posted.

This is for all you protectionist liberals out there that tell me I can't own guns because they are too dangerous. What you see here is something far more dangerous than any gun, and far more commonplace. In fact, where there may only be 1 in 4 homes that has a gun, nearly every home in America has this. It's called electricity, and it is one of the most dangerous things known to man, yet where you balk at the idea of Americans owning guns, and demand they be melted down and destroyed [for our own good], you would not want to live a single day without electricity. 

The power to make life better, and the power to utterly destroy you, is present in nearly every home in these United States. Unlike guns, electricity needs no ammunition. It can be as loud as a lightening strike, or as silent as a whisper. It doesn't care who you are, whether you're rich or poor, black or white, man, woman, or child. Like firearms, it can be harnessed for the betterment of mankind, and like firearms, it can be destructive and deadly when misused. 

I would never allow an unqualified person to handle electricity without proper training. The same goes for my guns. Screw with either of these things, and you can be injured or killed. Electricity has the capacity to cook your body, evaporate your blood, blow your limbs off, and kill you instantly. And while you bitch and moan about guns, you stuff a knife in a toaster, or blow dry your hair while standing on a wet floor. Should you, through your own negligence, ever become a victim of electricity, you may not even know it. As your nervous system fries, and your eyeballs begin to boil in your skull, your heart swells, but not with joy, but because the electrical current coursing through your body is literally causing it to explode. You may die quickly, or slowly, but you're dead and your body is so jacked up that it doesn't even know it yet, hence the reason your muscles contract and grip that which is killing you tighter and tighter until the blood vessels explode and you suffer a heart attack on a massive scale. Then you die.

Think on that Protectionist liberals.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Holder Wishes to Repeal Stand Your Ground

Okay, it's been awhile since I've put anything here, so I'm starting up again with this little gem from that idiot Eric Holder.

So now, our illustrious Attorney General, Eric Holder, made a speech saying he wants to put an end to "stand your ground" laws in the over 30 states that have instituted them, regardless of the fact that in the state of Florida, stand your ground laws have protected black people more than any other race within the state. Also, regardless of the fact that stand your ground laws are clearly a matter of state's rights and the 10th amendment applies: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

For those that don't know, stand your ground laws protect victims of crime from being forced to retreat in the face of violent crimes committed against them. Example: if you are with your kids and wife in a restaurant and a person comes up and tries to rob you or beat you or some other illegal thing. You do not have to retreat and can meet force on force, escalating to deadly force if the circumstances of the attack justify killing. An example of that is if you, or someone else, is attacked and there is great fear, or reasonable assumption that there will be significant harm done, death, or a violent felony is being committed. The laws vary from state to state, but this is generally the case. 

Forcing victims to retreat (when possible) does two very bad things: 1. it emboldens the criminal because they know that the person they are attacking can't fight back, but must run away. It's a purse snatcher's delight. 2. it shifts the burden of proof from the criminal to the victim. Why did the victim fight back? Why didn't you just run away instead? What justifiable cause was there to pull your gun and fight when you could have easily escaped? If you think that's reasonable, then you've never had to worry about your 100 lb wife going to an ATM after dark. 

So then in Holder's speech, he contradicted himself by saying that these run away evangelists "stand their ground" on this issue and not stop until stand your ground laws have been repealed. Well good luck on the federal level. Even after Sandy Hook, Obama and his goons couldn't get enough traction to get even a watered down version of their dumbass gun control laws passed, and many states around the nation passed nullification laws, and many sheriffs associations stood their ground saying they would not enforce them. How on earth do they expect to get a law repealing stand your ground passed, when the court precedent showed the victim (Zimmerman) to be found NOT GUILTY of any charges and justified in what he did, when they can't even get gun control passed in the wake of a massacre?

Once again, these idiots are on the wrong side of the law with this latest round of kneejerk reactions.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Victory Today

We gun owners said that this latest vote in the battle for gun rights is a victory.  Obama asked, "Victory for what?"  Allow me to answer:  It is a victory for the Constitution, for the 2nd Amendment, and for liberty.  That's what.

It is a victory because you didn't get your way after lying about how many people actually supported UBC.  90% of the American people don't support UBC.  Know how I know?  Because you can't even get 90% turnout at the polls, you fool!  How are you going to expect 90% of people to suddenly weigh in favor of such draconian legislation that does nothing but subvert the rights of American citizens.  Perhaps 90% of the people surveyed in downtown Manhattan were in favor, but that's certainly not a good representation of the rest of America.

This is a victory because it shows that the American People are starting to wake up to the lies and filth you spread.  It is not that the House caved to pressure.  It's that THE PEOPLE have spoken and our leaders finally listened.  You ought to thank those who voted to kill this piece of legislation.  They may have just averted a 2nd revolution.

James III%

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Steel Plate Target Holders - How To Construct

With the state of the Union being the way it is these days, there's not a whole lot we can do to sway the opinions and actions of our politicians short of beating our message into their head - and even that doesn't seem to work anymore.  With the threat of the UN Arms treaty looming over us, North Korea threatening the world, and our own government doing what they can to trigger the next Revolution, we need to start preparing for the worst.  That doesn't mean to give up on the political process; it's not totally broken.  But in addition to investing in beans and bullets, it's a good idea to get out there and train as much as you can... just in case.  One of the easiest and most fun way to practice shooting is to shoot at steel.  The unmistakable "thunk" from a high powered round, or a "ting" from something like a .22 LR or a handgun is an instant feedback system of pleasure that goes right to the center of my brain and screams "HELL YEAH!"

Getting the steel itself is pretty easy.  You're looking for high wear type steel used in mining operations or like you'd find on snow plows.  I have both AR400 and AR500 steel.  They are extremely resilient against most common rifle and pistol rounds, and that's a good thing because depending on your sources, armor plate is either going to be really inexpensive, or extremely expensive.  The best place to start looking is in your local classifieds under guns.  You can also put out a WTB (want to buy) ad stating exactly what you want.  I will go more into that in a bit.  First off, let's get to building... because building shit is stuff that real men like to do.

Okay, the parts and tools for this project are pretty simple.  Allow me to list them below:

(x1) Armored plate (AR400 or AR500) in the shape and size of your choice. This is a 12x12" AR400 steel plate that is 1/2" thick.  It can take just about anything up to a 308 WIN.  Just don't shoot a lot of 7mm Mag against it because it's not strong enough for that.  If you want to shoot big bullets, upgrade to 1/2" AR500.  Oh yes, and this metal is not easily drilled.  Have your holes pre cut with a plasma cutter if you can.  Offer to pay a few bucks extra.  It's worth it.
(x5) 2x4's in the length of your choice.  Since my steel is only 12x12", I bought 2 pieces of 96" 2x4's and had them all cut to 32" in length.  That gave me 6 pieces.  You only need 5.  Keep the spare one.  You'll see why later.
(x2) Metal Sawhorse brackets.  I bought these at Home Depot.  They are inexpensive and you won't cry if you shoot them to death.
(x2) Eyelet bolts.  These are rated at 75 lbs per eyelet.
(x2) Cheap carabiners.  These are rated at 150 lbs per carabiner.
(x2) Can of spray paint.  One can has your primer.  The other one is for the target area.

Drill bit, sized for the shank of your eyelet bolt.
Wrench, or some other tool that can get into the eyelet.  You'll see why.
Work Gloves.
Safety Glasses. Even though this is a simple project, it's still technically wood working, and I can't seem to get my Jr high school shop teacher yelling "Stop horsing around and put your safety glasses back on" out of my head

Step 1.

Organize your work space. Put the carabiners through the holes in your steel plate, and sort of center up the wood you intend to use to hang the plate from.  Make sure this wood is free of cracks, knots, or other defects.  Align your caribiners as shown above and drill two holes that your eyelets will be screwed into.  No points given for precision here.  That wood is going to get the crap kicked out of it once you start shooting it, as you can see below:

This wood has been on a few outings.  The eyelets on this one aren't the ones with lag bolts attached.  These go all the way through and a big washer and nut are used.  This is because I have an 18x18" 1/2" thick sheet of AR400 that I use as a 100 yard sight-in and target plate.  You can see how much of a beating the wood takes.  I've gone through two sets of carabiners, which is why you don't want to spend any more than you have to on them.  They receive a lot of splash from the bullet as it slams into the steel.  You can see where a knot is blowing out on this one.  I don't imagine there are many outings this will be able to take before I need to take the eyelets out and install them in a new piece of wood.  The good news is that the wood is cheap and the eyelets are cheaper.  Tip: Bring extra carabiners with you on your outing. I've already had some folks shoot them out.

Step 2:

Insert your eyelets and begin screwing them down.  The wrench, as shown, has been inserted into the eyelet to give me the torque necessary to get it all the way down so no threads are showing.

Step 3:

Get your eyelets to the final depth and orientate them so that there is no binding with the carabiners, as shown above.  Pick up the combination by the ends of the wood, and verify no binding as the plate swings back and forth a bit.  If there is binding, get bigger carabiners, eyelets, or both.

Step 4:

Sadly, we are done playing with power tools and hand tools for the moment.  Assemble the saw horse by inserting the legs into the slots provided on the hinge.  Do this for both sides.  Then stand one side up, and just like you see in the picture above, place the cross beam and clamp it down so it doesn't move.  Note: Do not have the steel plate attached when you do this because it'd be a bitch and you could really hurt yourself if it falls apart while trying to assemble it.  Anyway, prop the other legs up and clamp them into the crossbeam. Now spread the legs out.  This will do two things: It will create a bigger footprint, and it will allow the hinge to clamp onto the crossbeam so it doesn't move when you shoot at it.

Step 5:

Attach the carabiners to the plate first.  Then carefully attach them to their respective eyelets.  Voila!  You have a self-supporting target stand!  The stand itself becomes stronger when the plate is attached.  Like a suspension bridge, the weight bearing down on the crossbeam exerts downward force onto the hinges, sort of locking them in.  What I like to do is kick the legs out at the bottom just a bit more so they plant onto th ground better.  You can use sandbags to stabilize them if you want, but my 4 ft high stand (that I use for my 18" plate) doesn't need it.

Cost to build without plate: Around $12.

Step 6:

Paint your plate.  I used a white primer.  This will not only protect it from corrosion while in storage, but it presents a nice contrast against the scenery you'll be shooting in.  I have found that white works extremely well in the desert, especially if the target is placed in an area with darker foliage.

Step 7 (Optional):

To make a simple bullseye, I repurposed a pizza box.  For this tutorial, I'm using my 18x18" plate as an example.

To get a perfect circle, you need a compass of some kind.  I found just the solution inside the box my Dremel Tool came in.  Overkill?  Yes.  But this is so me.

Place the newly made stencil over your steel plate.

And paint with the color of your choice.  In this case, United Nations blue (or the closest I could find) does the trick nicely.

The finished product!  It doesn't have to be perfect.  Believe me, after you take a few shots at this mother, your hard work won't look so awesome no more.  Just eyeball it and run with it.  Again, no points given for precision because you are going to take out a lot of pent up anger and frustration on this thing!

So how well does armor plate hold up to repeated hits?  Well take a look at this.  This is the bullseye area from my last shooting trip with my two buddies. Do you see the 4 really deep pot marks?  Those are from a 7mm Magnum from a Ruger M77 with one wicked hair trigger.  Each dude was given one round and at 100 yards, we all did pretty well.  These actually dented the back of the plate outward a bit.  The rest of the hits, by way of comparison, are 5.56/.223, 5.45, 7.62x54R, and a random combination of various handgun calibers at ranges from 50 to 100 yards.  Needless to say, they can take a beating.  I think we've dumped well over 500 rounds into this plate.  My smaller plates are virgins at the moment.  However, I do have a steel plate that has seen well over 1 thousand rounds shot into it at distances as close as 25 yards with a 308 Winchester.

This is my 8x8" 3/8" thick AR500 plate.  I use it as my balance of speed and accuracy target, mostly for pistols. But occasionally, we set this bad boy out to 150+ yards and shoot it with unmagnified optics from a variety of AR15's.  By way of reference, this thing was originally black, changed to white, painted pink, shot with a coat of red, and after our last outing, only the raw metal and bullet fragments remain in terms of color.  This plate was mounted to a stand, but we ended up blowing the thing off because the welds behind it broke - and the plate went flying.  This thing has been shot up, banged around, dropped, and shot up again.  Only the most powerful rounds have made impact craters, whereas something like a 5.56/.223 simply vaporize when they hit it.  In the YouTube videos I've made where I shoot at steel, this was the plate I was shooting at.  I shot this plate with a 12 gauge slug from 20 yards, and in the same video, I shot it at 25 yards with a Ruger SR9c.  This plate is fun to shoot with a 22 pistol or rifle.

Now, there are general rules regarding safe shooting of steel.  Generally, a rule of thumb is no closer than 25 yards.  I've shot steel at point blank range before without any problems.  Because these saw horse targets sway when you hit them, the fragments go straight down and up - not back at you.  A 5.56mm round destroys itself on impact with this plate.  Still, I would wear safety glasses and a medium shirt that has full sleeve coverage, as well as shooting gloves.  Never shoot while wearing shorts.  Wear good pants and medium to heavy boots.  That's just a good rule in general.

Obviously, the consumables in these targets are the wood legs and crossbeam as well as the carabiners and the eyelets if you blast them enough.  The hinges hold up pretty well if you don't shoot them.  I have a bullet hole in one of mine from another person who came shooting with me.  I make it a point not to shoot my target stands because even though they are cheap, they still cost money.  Your initial investment with vary, depending on where you source your steel.  But the hinges run about $6 bucks before tax.  I paid about a buck for the eyelets and a buck apiece for the carabiners.  If you go to Harbor Freight, you can find carabiners that'll work just fine for about 30 cents.  The wood ran me about $5 because the studs I found were 96 inches long.  Divided by 3, that's 32" per piece, and you need 5 pieces.  2x4's are easy to find and cheap.  You can check classified ads for people unloading them from a demolition project or people looking to get rid of scrap wood.  If you go to Home Depot, you can get them cut to your necessary size before ever leaving the store - and the boys in the orange aprons are happy to cut it for you.  I do it this way just because it's way easier to put them all in my Jeep and haul them home instead of lashing them to the roof, getting out my saw, and cutting them myself.  I save time.  It takes the guys at Home Depot all of 2 minutes to saw them to your specs.  And you don't have to clean it up.

Provided you take care of your target stands, you should expect multiple outings before changing the crossbeam.  The legs will get beat up too, but not nearly as bad as the crossbeam.  You should be able to get a lot of outings out of them before it's time to replace.  If you live in a wet environment, it might not be a bad idea to put a coat of paint on the legs and crossbeam to protect against moisture.  I live in the desert, so I just leave the wood as is, and store it in my garage.

Here's a short video of that small AR500 steel plate in action.  It's fun to shoot steel!


-James III%

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Training With the Utah State Miltia

In these troubling times, it is important to find like-minded citizens and organize.  The Second Amendment recognizes the right for the citizens to form militias.  The Utah State Militia is one such militia.  It's mission is to protect the Constitution of these United States and defend the rule of law in this nation, and in the state of Utah.  Unlike other so-called "militias," the Utah State Militia is not merely a rag tag armed group of people.  It falls under the definition of a well-regulated militia due to the scope of it's mission.  Everything is above board and legal.  There is no nefarious agenda, no racism, no hatred, and no law-breaking.  The people who comprise the Utah State Militia are concerned citizens, patriots, and 3 Percenters.  They love their country, and are willing to do whatever it takes to preserve it as originally intended.

I knew about the field training exercise (FTX) a few weeks ago.  Prepared to head out today, I found an inch or two of snow on the ground, I awoke to a little more than I bargained for.

By 06:00, there was already accumulation on the ground at my house.  I could only imagine the snow levels in the canyon we were supposed to train at.  The freeway was a mess, but we managed to get there safe and sound.  Yes, my wife came out to freeze her butt off with the rest of us patriots.

Getting set up was a bit slower than it would have been.  Temperatures were below freezing, and the snow was piling itself on.  We arrived at the muster point about a quarter to 08:00, and by the time we finished with formation, and getting all our gear situated (about 09:00), there was already 4" of accumulation on the roof of my Jeep Cherokee.  Needless to say, the makings of a very interesting day were in process.

At the start, we received some basic instruction on triage and first aid.  It was pretty basic, but much of the information made for a great refresher course for me.  I imagine that others with less first aid experience learned a lot of new things.  I also learned some really good things about triage, and determining who receives aid first on the battlefield, as well as how you know to triage someone out.  That's code for letting someone die because there is no way to treat them in the field, and you can't waste resources when other lives can be saved.

After our first aid lesson, we formed up into two separate squads.  One squad would head out on patrol to train on basic infantry movements and how to search and destroy the enemy position, a la Marine Corps style.  The Utah State Militia's SOP centers around Marine Corps theories and practical application because many of the commanders are US Marines.

I volunteered to be on the first patrol, and since my wife was attached to me, she came with.  My good friends both ended up in the same squad with me.  Given that we've taken to calling ourselves the Dirty Rotten Bastards, I knew this patrol could be very interesting to say the least.

Now mind you, this FTX is rudimentary and basic on purpose.  Many of us involved have never served, and while we have a general idea of how patrols are conducted, there were many things I did not know before that I know now.

Our goal was to march from "home" to a position and engage the enemy as we moved along.  Of course, there were no enemy combatants, so we designated deer sightings as contact, in addition to our commander telling the point main to engage in various enemy contact scenarios as we went.  Eventually, we ended up taking a restroom and establishing a perimeter around it.

The snow kept falling throughout the patrol, and didn't let up until we had made our way back "home."  The snow made it really interesting because as we would maneuver during enemy contact scenarios, we really couldn't tell what sort of stuff we might be stepping on beneath 5-7" of the white stuff.  At one point, I got up and tripped as I began my rush.  I'm glad my sling was squared away because I pitched my rifle into the snow and buried it.  As I stood up, I moved forward, blew the snow out of my Aimpoint lens, and provided cover for my buddy, who ran up to my position in some really dense scrub oak.

Throughout our patrol, we learned basic tactics on how to move when overtaking an enemy position, and moving beyond to avoid artillery fire.  We learned some basic ambush tactics and how to use the terrain to our advantage.  One thing I really took from all this was when scanning the area ahead and around me, I need to ask myself, if I was going to ambush me, where would I be?  Again, to the experienced warrior, this is very basic, but for me, and the patriots with me, the lessons we learned were priceless.

Aside from just learning basic infantry tactics, I got to know my gear a little better, and how my system interacts with me, my rifle, and my ability to use them all effectively.  They were the little things - like my idea that the Aimpoint lens covers should flip down because they create a lower profile wasn't such a great idea when I tried to flip down the rear cover.  I couldn't do it with winter gloves on because the brightness adjustment knob was too close.  Before I ended up turning the lens covers around so they flip up instead, I had to use my knife to open it.  That sucked.  However, I'm glad I moved my knife to the right hand side of my chest rig instead of the left.  That was a lesson I learned last time I took the rig out.

After we returned to our stationary point, we took a break for some lunch.  Some of these guys are a riot to bullshit with when we don't need to be serious.  My good friend Robert, shown left, is one of the most interesting guys that was up there.  And no rest for this US Marine.  He wore his body armor while cooking up a stew.  That's dedication right there!

I wasn't totally surprised with how little water I was using up there.  The cold air just didn't leave me all that thirsty.  Eventually, I forced myself to drink from my Camelbak so I wouldn't dehydrate.  Some of the work we were doing was really tough.  Running through the woods with our load-outs wasn't exactly easy.  Let's just say I have a lot more respect for the men who wear this crap every day and kick in doors for a living.  My plate carrier is on the way, so my load-out is only going to get heavier.  Time to hit the stair climber at the gym.

After lunch, we switched roles with the other squad and worked on defensive tactics and how to set up a defensive perimeter.

The lesson included a lot more than just defensive perimeters.  It looked at how to set up ambushes, communication, radios, etc.

One of the guys got an idea into his head that we should set up an ambush on the squad that should have been returning by the time we concluded our lesson.  We had a natural choke point right outside the stationary position, so myself and two other guys headed up to the top of a ridge, and dropped down into some thick trees, getting ourselves sufficiently set up to make an effective ambush.  To other guys were stationed down on the road in good fighting positions.  After waiting for what seemed like an eternity, I gave the signal to my buddies that the patrol was in my sight.  Now, mind you, no live fire was conducted during this FTX.  So we basically waited until they were in the kill box and yelled "BANG! YOU'RE DEAD!"  It was a fun exercise to say the least.

All in all, it was a good time.  I met many fellow patriots who were willing to brave the cold and snow to make it out to where we were training today.  Nobody was injured, and everyone sucked it up without complaints, despite the cold.

I also want to add a final note.  Someone on Facebook saw a picture I posted, and criticized our lack of snow camouflage.  This was my response to him:

I should point out that all this gear is expensive. It took me well over a year to square away my first chest rig. When you have a family, a house, cars, and every other expensive thing that takes money out of your minuteman budget, like eating, you find that accumulating gear, especially gear that works, takes some time. In the meantime, however, we can train and learn the basics. And when we have the gear, and we've fully vetted it into our system, then no problem. Until then, we run what we brung. And I'll never EVER criticize a fellow patriot that comes out to one of these FTX missions with nothing more than blue jeans, a t-shirt, and a rifle. In my humble opinion, fancy gear is not a prerequisite for patriotism.


Monday, March 18, 2013

MRCOLIONNOIR NRA News Episode 1: Politics and Ignorance

MRCOLIONNOIR has this way of putting things so bluntly and eloquently.  Love this guy!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Media Portrayal of Patriots Vs Reality

In my last entry, I went to great lengths to talk about how the patriot in modern America is not a hate monger, and typically patriots are not part of hate groups.  Now, I will say that there are some hate groups out there.  But they are not patriots.  They are hate groups.  However, the vast majority of patriots and Three Percenters are just average citizens who care about this country and are preparing to defend her.  However, the mainstream media doesn't seem to care about the truth.  They are the fear mongers and they are the ones spreading the message of hate in this country.  Watch the video below and you'll see what I mean.  Also pay attention to the commentary afterwards from youtuber ThinkOutsideTheTV.  He makes the same argument I do.

After the beginning of that video, did you see how they painted patriots as a bunch of extremist KKK members and nut jobs who want to blow up buildings and cause all kinds of panic?  Did you get that vibe from this video?  What this man has said couldn't be further from the truth.  Take a look at this next video and watch me say exactly what we are, and take a look at the people in attendance at the Gunstock Rally we were at in Utah yesterday.  Click the link and the video will open in a new window:

At 1:24, I made a statement that is quoted as follows: "We've been characterized as extremists, racists, terrorists, and that's not what we are at all. We are families. We are husbands, We're wives, we're fathers, mothers, children - and all we care about is getting back to a constitutionally limited government."

And that statement is true.  Take a look at these pictures.  I've compiled them all in one place from our last few 2nd Amendment rallies and protests in Utah this year.

And now here's some photos from around the country, as liberty loving patriots gather to exercise their 1st Amendment right to protest.  I snuck in a couple more from Utah because... well, I have them.

I don't know about you, but I didn't see one KKK member clad in a pointed hood or some neo nazi in any of these pictures.  What I see are a bunch of people.  They are people like you and me.  They are your neighbors, your coworkers, your friends, fellow church goers. and they are families.  If you changed these signs around to any social issue that you champion - equality for instance - they'd looks like the people YOU'D be protesting with!  Just because these people feel the current administration is going too far with the gun control issue doesn't make them bad people.  It makes them people who care about this country.  It makes them people who are willing to show up to exercise their fundamental, inalienable right to tell their government enough is enough.  If it was something that championed the media's agenda, like gay rights or amnesty for illegals, or an Obama campaign rally, they would paint it in the best light they could.  They'd show how much the people care and how big their hearts are.  I tell you now, if you think that demonstrating for gun rights makes us heartless and cruel people, then you need to check your priorities.  The 2nd Amendment backs the first amendment.  Without it, your right to protest can be taken away with the simple stroke of a pen on a presidential executive order.

Our cause is more than just gun rights.  Oh sure, gun rights are part of it.  But the bigger issue we are fighting for is the cause of liberty.  Without liberty, you will be subjugated to the will and whims of the government.  You will no longer be the master of your own life.  Your destiny will not be your own.  That is reality.  It only takes a few minutes to go back through history too see how people suffered under totalitarian rule and tyranny.  Whether you like it or not, we patriots are on your side.  We are demonstrating for your right to protest as much as ours.  We are prepared to do whatever it takes to defend liberty so that you can have a voice.  We do this all for you, though you may hate us for it.

We can live with that.

-James III%