Southern Poverty Law Misfires

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Southern Poverty Law Misfires With Implied Connection Between Canadian Shooting Suspect and Cold Dead Hands 2nd Amendment Group

We at Cold Dead Hands and CDH, Inc. take shooting rampages very seriously and it has been brought to our attention that the Southern Poverty Law Center has named us in connection with Canadian shooting suspect Justin Bourque. In a blog piece titled “Canadians Hunt Gun Control-Hater in Cop-Killing Rampage” released Thursday June 5th, under the heading HATEWATCH, there was an implication that the Cold Dead Hands 2nd Amendment Advocacy Group may have been a motivating factor behind the shooting rampage of Mr. Bourque in Moncton, a Canadian city located in Westmorland County in southeastern New Brunswick. In their blog post they stated,

“A motive for the shooting was not immediately known, but the 24-year-old suspect, Justin Bourque, apparently posted a series of anti-police and anti-gun control references on his Facebook page.” They then went on to name Cold Dead Hands specifically as one of those posts. “In a Facebook post dated March 26, Bourque shared a photo from the gun advocacy group Cold Dead Hands that depicted a mushroom cloud along with the words: “So you’re okay with the government having the weaponry to annihilate all life on earth, but you’re upset I have a rifle that holds 30 rounds?”

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The Leading Cause of Death is life – ban life

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When did the human race, at least in America and the “civilized” world, become so scared of their own shadow? When did they accept the notion that we can legislate away death? We live in a world where every product you buy has warning labels plastered all over it because stupid people have done stupid things with them and then sued the company that made it. We live in a world of helmets and kneepads, seatbelts and airbags, kids growing up under the constant watchful eye of their parents who can no longer trick or treat, no longer play outside unsupervised and the list goes on and on and on. Gone are the days of kids just out roaming the neighborhood or the woods, as I did as a kid. Gone are the days of drinking from the water hose, sword fights with sticks, building forts in the woods or ANY sort of freedom as a child.

The media coverage, 24/7/365, of all the dangers and evil in the world has turned us into overprotective scared sheep looking for the better fencing, better sheepdogs and better ranchers to keep us all safe from the wolves. Dependence is bred from fear. Fear-mongering gets great ratings in the mass media, so fear and government protection has been the undertone of the 24/7 broadcasts in the “civilized” world for decades now. Our kids grow up with constant supervision from scared parents and then move out into a society of constant supervision by our government. George Orwell wrote of just such a society many years ago and many would say that the only thing he got wrong was the YEAR, 1984.

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Gun Bigotry is Intolerable

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We exist in a country where racist comments are considered the ultimate sin, at least in terms of public outrage and twitter-sphere opinion.  The Donald Sterling escapade is our most recent high profile example. So why is it vile, hateful bigotry is acceptable against gun owners like us?

Let’s look at an example.  There’s a full spectrum of anti-gun people, even if we disagree with all of them,. There are those who want more restrictions. There are those who want guns banned. There are those who feel this way and will lie and mislead to get their goal. There are those who do this, but do so with ugly, twisted nastiness. And, unfortunately, there are those who do all these things, and have an audience and millions to whom they can spew their vicious bigotry. While I realize we’ll never get the kind of politically correct surge that’s available to shout down bigotry is based upon skin color, I still feel we need to do what we can to raise our voices and let them know we will NOT accept that kind of insult.

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A New Approach To Liberty?

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I am accosted daily by people who are so fed up with our government that they are ready to do away with it and try something different. From the Uber-Libertarians to the all-out Anarcho-Capitalists, the Utopian vision they have is an America without government at all or at the very least, just enough to keep the roads paved. They all cry “LIBERTY!”, but to quote a popular social media meme “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” 

So, what is “Liberty”? Well there are several definitions, but these two represent the primary usage of the word: 

1. The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority
on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views. The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
synonyms: independence, freedom, autonomy, sovereignty, self-government, self-rule,
self-determination, civil liberties, human rights

2. The power or scope to act as one pleases.
synonyms: freedom, independence, free rein, license, self-determination, free will, latitude

Antonyms: Tyranny

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A Conversation with TJ Fabby

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TJ Fabby has thrown his hat into the ring of politics in the state of Texas as a candidate for Representative in House District 10. I had the opportunity to interview him, but this is not your typical Q & A, my goal was to attempt to get to know the man, as well as his policies. We all know that political campaigns are a long string of canned answers to questions and political talking points, so I conducted this interview a little differently. I didn’t go into this with a prepared set of questions, we just talked and talked and talked. After an hour and a half, we finally wrapped it up with plans to talk again once he got settled into his new office in Austin, because that is where this man belongs.

TJ Fabby is Texan through and through, he loves the state, the people and the independent spirit that is Texas. His love of that independence showed in all of the topics we discussed from taxes, to federal regulation to Constitutional Carry in Texas. His focus is squarely on individual sovereignty and state sovereignty. He believes they are the fundamental foundation from which regain control of the out of control leviathan that is the federal government. One proposal that illustrates this is to replace the state property tax with a consumption tax (sales tax) and we discussed at length the pros and cons. I must say that he stated his case very effectively in that the consumption tax would allow people to actually OWN their property without risk of losing it to the state for failure to pay the taxes, true property ownership.

The Fear of The Left

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I’ve known this for a long time but have never been reminded at a time when I was motivated and had the spare time to sit down and type out my thoughts. After driving an hour to be 30 minutes early to pick my wife up from work, it seems that the perfect storm is finally upon us.

What really burns me up about the people that are trying to steal our guns and bypass our rights, is that they have no moral reasoning in their fights. They will take people’s emotions and use them as political leverage to strike fear, anger, and pain into every heart they can, in order to convince others that their proposal will make the fear and pain go away. There are some that will shout, “Then we should fight fire with fire!”; but I am not among them. Those tactics will leave us with scorched earth, hurt people, and more cleaning-up to do after the emotional bloodbath subsides.