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Speak Out to seMissourian

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By Elvis Dunn

Senator Diane Feinstein is going to open another investigation in the the uncorroborated sexual assault allegations against a sitting US Supreme Court Justice, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Missourians already know that Senator Claire McCaskill, only when she knew she had political cover, voted against the wishes of Missourians and against the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh . Here is a simple direct, yes or no answer, question for Senator McCaskill. Do you stand with Senator Diane Feinstein?

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October 18, 2018 at 11:40

Speak up

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By Elvis Dunn

On November 5, 2017, a Letter to the Editor was bemoaning the “Uncivil behavior” of President Trump. Speaking of uncivil behavior, it was on full display over the past several weeks by those who refuse to accept the “consequences of elections.” Perhaps the most striking and sanctimonious uncivil remark was made by twice failed presidential candidate and ex-Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. During an interview on CNN she stated, “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for. If we’re fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.” Hilary Clinton, Maxine Waters, and Mazie Hirono please keep talking. You all are causing more people to #WalkAway from your party and are the best players on the opposition party’s team.

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October 10, 2018 at 11:29

Proposed SAT Test Question

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Senator Chuck Grassley moving his “red line” for voting on his Committee of the Judiciary’s recommendation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh nomination to The United States Supreme Court  is similar to ex-President Barrack Hussein Obama moving his “red line” on serious consequences for the use of chemical weapons against civilians to:

A. Great Britain
B. Russia
C. Syria
D. Israel

Congratulations on your “second trombone in the judiciary orchestra and Schumer [as] the conductor,” by waffling and surrendering to the will of radical Leftist, RINO’s, and Never Trumpers. 

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September 22, 2018 at 11:21

No Denial – a Rebuttal

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Published in the seMissourian, Speak Out, July 9, 2018

No denial

After WWII ended, many Germans said they had no knowledge of the concentration and death camp horrors implemented by the Nazis. Thanks to dogged coverage by the media, no American can credibly claim that he or she had no knowledge of the terrible tragedy occurring along the Texas-Mexico border.

Rebuttal:

Thank you to the citizen who wrote “No denial” that was published in Speak out on 07/09/2018. It brought back the undeniable fact that Franklin Delano Roosevelt (D) condemned, without due process, thousands of Americans of Japanese descent to concentration camps because of their racial ancestry. There is no denying that Robert Carlyle Byrd (D) was a prominent figure in writing Jim Crow laws that kept hundreds of thousands of a particular southern racial class in “ghettos.” The law that is the cause of the “outrage” on the southern border of the United States was signed by William Jefferson Clinton (D).  The heart wrenching photos of illegal alien children in “Nazi concentration camps” were taken during the Barrack Hussein Obama Administration. That is correct, “no American can credibly claim that he or she had no knowledge of the tragedy” on the southern border and which political party’s ideology is responsible for it.

You Go Mad Max

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By Elvis Dunn

Yes, the walls around the radical Leftist Democrat National Committee “political plantation” are crumbling. It is obvious to even the most casual observer because the overseers such as “Mad Max” Maxine Waters are trying to get everyone back on script. She is doing it by publicly shaming free thinkers in her “community” and telling them to go to the back of the bus and shut up.

Kanye West is a very creative young man who has presented some of the most revolutionary material in the African-American community. But we also think that sometimes Kanye West talks out of turn and perhaps sometimes he needs some assistance in helping him to formulate some of his thoughts. We don’t think that he actually means to do harm but we’re not sure he really understands the impact of what he’s saying, at the time that he’s saying it and how that weighs on, particularly the African American community — and for young people in general. … And I think maybe he should think twice about politics, and maybe not have so much to say.
– Maxine Water, Politico interview, May 1, 2018

Really?

Thank you for your words of wisdom, Mad Max!

 

Open Letter to Donald J Bush

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Dear Mr. “Empty Suit” Donald J Bush,

You are the same as all the weak-kneed blowhard New Yorkers, you talk-the-talk yet lose your moral courage when the time comes to walk-the-walk.

I could go on and on about your betryal to your loyal supporters. But you know what!?

FORGET ABOUT IT!

Thank you, thank you very much,

Elvis Dunn

Virtue Signaling Corperations

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Recently, Walmart decided to exclude customers under twenty-one from buying any type of firearms ammunition.

Can this be a clearly thought out change in policy?

What about the under twenty-one-year-old single mom shopping for her family who remembers she needs to replace the bullets she uses in her Armalite Rifle – 15 to protect herself and child from a physically abusive ex-partner?

Does Walmart want to deny the single mom’s right to self-defense to protect a woman beating ex-partner?

Isn’t it time, as a community, to stop supporting virtue signaling corporations such as Walmart?

Nearly 200 Dems Vote Against Bill to Protect Babies Who Survive Abortions

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By Courtney O’Brien
Townhall
January 19, 2018

Friday marks the 45th March for Life in Washington, D.C. Tens of thousands of pro-life activists have arrived in the nation’s capital to defend the rights of unborn children. What better day to pass a piece of legislation that protects those precious lives.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act passed by a vote of 241-183. Many would agree that it’s not only a piece of pro-life legislation, but one that is rooted in common sense. As you can see by the numbers, however, not everyone thought it was a good idea to try and save babies who had survived an abortion.

The law ensures that abortionists treat a baby who survived an abortion the same way they would treat any other baby, and give them medical care needed to keep them alive, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) explained on Twitter. Any abortionist who refuses to take care of the child will face the following penalties:

This bill contains criminal penalties or enforcement mechanisms to punish abortion providers who fail to give medical attention and care to these infants. It mandates that any child born alive after a failed abortion be transported to a hospital instead of remaining in the care of the abortionist. It requires that health-care practitioners and hospital employees report violations of the law, and it institutes penalties for the intentional killing of a born-alive child, including fines and up to five years imprisonment. The bill would also grant the woman on whom the abortion is performed civil cause of action and protection from prosecution if her child is not cared for after birth. (National Review)

Six Democrats voted for the bill: Matt Cartwright (PA), Henry Cuellar (TX), Jim Langevin (RI), Dan Lipinski (IL), Collin Peterson (MN) and Tim Walz (MN).

For the first time in history, a sitting president addressed the March for Life. Speaking from the Rose Garden, President Trump noted that more and more Americans support abortion restrictions.

“Every child is a precious gift from God,” he said.

Authorities Concerned Over Gun Violence Wave On Australia’s Gold Coast

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By Tom Knighton
Bearing Arms
January 11, 2018

Over and over again, we’re told that we should adopt gun laws more akin to those in the UK or Australia. Such places are presented as some kind of peaceful Utopia by anti-gun zealots in the United States. Over and over again, politicos and activists push for the kind of laws these countries have.

Meanwhile, on Australia’s Gold Coast, authorities are concerned about a recent uptick in gun violence.

GOLD Coast police say a wave of gun violence less than three months out from the Commonwealth Games is ‘a concern’.

It comes as Coast Mayor Tom Tate warned his city’s reputation was ‘at stake’ during the Games and said he would like to see more police.

Two men have been shot — one of them fatally — and a house hit with gunfire on the Glitter Strip over the past week.

The latest firearm incident happened on Wednesday night when a house at Arundel was fired at in a drive-by shooting.

Acting Inspector Matt Ward, of Surfers Paradise CIB, said the three shootings were not connected and were targeted rather than random attacks.

But he said the spate of shootings was concerning.

This is impossible! I’ve been assured by the anti-gun jihadis that nothing of this type can happen, that if we make guns illegal for everyone then criminals won’t be able to get their hands on them. Life would be grand.

Yet sure enough, there’s still gun violence taking place.

That’s because criminals simply don’t follow the laws, but they do have access to illicit materials like drugs. Unless you have an IQ lower than your shoe size, it shouldn’t be difficult to understand that if guns become illegal, it becomes profitable to send guns via the same or similar pipelines as drugs have been coming through for years.

The only difference is that only the criminals are armed. There are no armed citizens to oppose them, putting the totality of the burden on law enforcement. Since police can’t be there when a crime is committed the vast majority of the time, it means the armed criminals can have their way.

After all, who’s going to stop them?

No one. Not a soul.

And that’s the world anti-gunners envision…except they don’t envision it. They really don’t. They instead delude themselves that violence will somehow be a thing of the past, that it will simply disappear into the ether.

They’ve managed to delude themselves to believe they can create a better world by removing our sacred and constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. They won’t. Instead, they’ll empower criminals over victims, thugs over neighborhoods, and the rapist over the potential victim.  They won’t make the world better, they’ll create a nightmare dystopia they wouldn’t want to live in.

But then, will they see the error of their ways? Will they see the problem with disarming law-abiding people?

Of course not. They’ll look for new things to control because that’s just what they do.

Meanwhile, the rest of us know the way to combat violence. You simply make it too risky to be violent. That happens when you have armed citizens all over the place, standing by in case they need to respond.

It’s just that simple, and Australia doesn’t have that, hence their current problem.

Spike’s Tactical, Pipe Hitters Union Fight Back Against More Leftist Nonsense

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By Tom Knighton
Bearing Arms
January 11, 2018

The fellows at Spike’s Tactical and Pipe Hitters Union have had an…interesting week, to say the least. First, they found themselves attacked by Newsweek. The two companies responded.

You’d think that would be the end of it.

However, it seems Vice took issue with the two companies as well, and they felt the need to respond to yet another attack I can only describe as libelous.

There’s a lot there, but here’s the press release as a whole, which has the complete, sordid mess here:

 

Left-wing media outlets lose minds over gun ad, disregard basic rules of journalism

APOPKA, Fla. – On SundaySpike’s Tactical, a Florida-based gun manufacturer, and Pipe Hitters Union, a Texas-based apparel company, released a joint advertisement. Throughout the week, the ad has apparently caused left-leaning media outlets like VICE News and Newsweek to disregard basic journalism ethics like fact-checking for accuracy and maintaining any form of neutrality.

The ad, which depicts a group of violent Antifa protesters armed with weapons, who appear to have just set fire to the city behind them, are charging forward on one side of a barricade, while on the other side, there are four lawfully armed men standing guard. Their guns are not pointed at the attackers and their fingers are off the triggers.

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The dual-page ad is featured in the current issue of SKILLSET Magazine and was designed as part of an annual joint advertisement for RECOIL Magazine by Spike’s Tactical and Pipe Hitters Union for the 2018 SHOT Show convention in Las Vegas.

On Monday, Newsweek fired back at Spike’s by running a one-sided hit piece, and the attacks continued Wednesday when VICE News ran their article.

Newsweek failed to contact Spike’s Tactical and Pipe Hitters Union for comments related to the article, while insinuating to their readership that the companies support neo-Nazis and white supremacy groups.

“Nothing could be further from the truth. As representatives from both of our companies have already gone on record and said multiple times, we absolutely DO NOT condone or support racist or white supremacist organizations or their beliefs,” said Kit Cope, spokesman for Spike’s Tactical

By Wednesday, the left-leaning media company VICE News decided to do a story and reached out to both companies for comment. Without hesitation, Spike’s Tactical and Pipe Hitters Union offered a joint response to address the journalist’s six questions and offered to provide a tour of Spike’s tactical and make someone available for in-person interviews.

When the article ran, however, it was beyond evident that it was yet another attempt to push propaganda and a political agenda.

In the article, VICE News vaguely alleges the companies support neo-Nazis and racism by using a quote from a Facebook commenter in their article.

“VICE asked if our companies support white supremacy, which we clearly stated, again, that we do not,” said Cope said. “Sadly, while there are many great journalists out there who follow journalism ethics and guidelines, the tactic here is often used by pseudo-journalists to tell the side of the story they want to tell.”

By leaving out the companies’ response denying any support for white supremacists, (hyperlink to image) the VICE reporter allows readers to draw the conclusion that these companies support racism, despite having contrary evidence.

“This kind of agenda-driven journalism is exactly the problem. Our biggest complaint is that we’re being called neo-Nazis and white supremacists, and the so-called journalists that have asked us about it, have refused to include our responses categorically condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Again, for the record, we always have and always will adamantly condemn racism, white supremacy and any threat to America, foreign and domestic,” said Lincoln A. Osiris, president of Pipe Hitters Union.

The VICE News article also refers to Spike’s Tactical as a weapons dealer and retailer. Spike’s Tactical is actually a weapons manufacturer.

Additionally, and probably the biggest example of an absolute failure to care about reporting factual information, is the original post that VICE News ran, prior to being contacted to request a correction to their story. VICE News posted a screenshot of a Spike’s Tactical Facebook post showing a picture of a stripped AR-15 lower, but falsely claimed that it was a bump-stock similar to the ones used by the Las Vegas killer.

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“This is purely a legitimate example of fake news. Spike’s Tactical has never made or sold a bump-stock. The reporter clearly didn’t care to do the proper research to make sure her story was accurate,” said Kope. “This also demonstrates a complete lack of knowledge about weapons nomenclature and the agenda that VICE had, which was to damage our companies’ reputations by relating us to the homicidal maniac that killed so many innocent Americans.”

About Spike’s Tactical
Spike’s Tactical was founded the day before 9/11 by Mike and Angela Register and is headquartered in Apopka, Florida. The family-owned business employs around 40 people and all products are made exclusively in the USA and assembled in Florida. Spike’s Tactical is regarded as one of the premier AR-15 manufacturers in the world. Their mission is to build the highest quality products and offer them at the best possible price to the consumer. Spike’s Tactical weapons are designed to military specifications for civilian, law enforcement and military use. All products manufactured by Spike’s Tactical feature a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty.

About Pipe Hitters Union
Pipe Hitters Union is a disabled combat veteran-owned and operated small business, founded in 2004 and headquartered in Austin, Texas. PHU was founded by a small group of special operations combat veterans that shared a common belief in the unity of cause, the willingness to face extreme obstacles head on and the absolute refusal to backdown in the face of adversity. Since then, the message has spread to like-minded individuals from all professions and walks of life. Whether military, law enforcement or civilian, Pipe Hitters throughout the world are pushing their limits daily and making their mark. The PHU brand is a mark of distinction and a call for others to join us.

Now, as noted, Spike’s Tactical and Pipe Hitters Union issued a reply. Their statement to Vice was essentially the same thing we got here at Bearing Arms. They made it clear they don’t support neo-Nazis or fascism.

 

As for the claim that Spike’s posted a bump stock, well…let’s just say it proves how little Vice knows about firearms. That’s a lower receiver. In particular, it’s the Snowflake lowerthe company put out not all that long ago. It’s not a bump stock.

Vice has since edited that tidbit out of the story, however. It seems they can learn…after they were contacted by James Judge, spokesman for the two companies.

But none of that matters. Spike’s Tactical and Pipe Hitters Union committed only one sin. They portrayed Antifa as exactly what they are, a rampaging mob made up of violent thugs. Leftist media can’t handle that, so both companies need to be cut down.

They had the information.

Judge, forwarded me a screenshot of his correspondences with Tess Owens, the Vice writer.

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As you can see, it was made abundantly clear that neither company ascribes to neo-Nazi ideology. Their denial is vehement and firm.

You can’t get much more firm than that, yet note how that didn’t make it into the article. It goes to the very core of the claims being made and the charges being leveled against the two companies. Why leave it out?

Because, like I noted yesterday, this isn’t journalism. This is activism masquerading as unbiased reporting.

But it’s nothing of the sort.

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