Constitutionally Criminal Ban on Bump Stocks

I am not a fan of bump stocks. I think they’re stupid. They significantly decrease accuracy while wasting ammunition. Will a rubber band actually work in lieu of a bump stock?  Who knows?  I’m neither inclined nor equipped to find out.  HOWEVER, it remains the God-given, Constitutionally-protected RIGHT of the people to keep and bear arms, and “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

IN FACT, the term “arms” is short for “armaments,” which includes, but is not limited to firearms. I also includes any and all adjuncts, such as ammunition, scopes, slings, cases, magazines and yes, bump stocks, not to mention, rocks, knives, hatchets, axes, slings, arrows, spears…  My, my!  Both state and federal legislatures, courts, and executives have been busy trampling our Constitution, haven’t they?

In the meantime, the Depart of Justice Docket No. 2018R-22F; AG Order No. RIN 1140-AA52, “Bump-Stock-Type Devices” clearly violates Constitutional law.  As another pro-2A netizen noted just hours ago, “That understanding of the law contradicts the plain language of the NFA, the position repeatedly taken by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) during the Obama administration, and the interpretation endorsed by both supporters and opponents of a legislative ban.”

In fact, as the netizen observes, “Trump’s order will do nothing to increase the safety of the American people.”  Indeed, a study presented at the American College of Surgeon’s 104th Annual Clinical Congress in October, 2018, specifically noted there’s “no statistically significant association between the liberalization of state level firearm carry legislation over the last 30 years and the rates of homicides or other violent crime. ”  Not only will the bump stock ban have absolutely zero effect on the rates of murder and other violent crime, but it continues to steepen the “it’s for the public good” argument i.e. slippery slope through which many of our Constitutional rights have been eroded, to our detriment, not because such actions actually have any effect, but because some blithering idiot in government merely thinks they’ll have an effect.  They’re wrong.  Their only effect is the continued erosion of our Constitutional rights.

In fact, restricting magazine sizes is also a Constitutionally unlawful infringement.  Banning bump stocks may appear to be a politically expedient thing to do, but it remains a Constitutionally unlawful infringement on the right of the people to keep and bear arms aka armaments.  “What does an honest, law-abiding citizen want with a machine gun?”  I dunno, but what does a trio of dishonest, law-breaking thugs want with bump stocks?  If you think they’re going to turn in their bump stocks, you’re smoking dope.

I don’t care what the courts say. My oath of office isn’t to the courts. It’s to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” and ANYONE attempting to undermine, skirt, or willfully violate our rights under the Constitution of the United States is, by definition, an “enemy” of the United States of America as well as each and every Citizen of the United States, especially those of us who swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution.  If a judge, even a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, violates the Constitution, I am sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against their actions, primarily by exercising my First Amendment “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” and make no mistake about it, this “final rule” by the Department of Justice is most certain a grievance against the people of the United States of America.

Appearances are deceiving.  Just because something “seems” right or like the right thing to do doesn’t make it so, even if 93% of Americans agree.  Ours is not a democracy.  “It’s a Republic, Ma’am — if you can keep it.” – Benjamin Franklin, as reflected in Article. IV. Section. 4. of the Constitution for the United States of America:  “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government.”

When you arbitrarily infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms, you are FAILING in your DUTY to guarantee We the People a Republican form of government.  In fact, what you are doing, Mr. President, is playing right into the hands of the Democrats, who are cackling in wicked glee over how they just manipulated Acting Attorney General Whitiker into signing this Constitutionally egregious “final rule.”  For all our sakes, for the sake of the entire country, let us hope and pray you un-finalize it, and quickly.

Hillary’s E-mail Server Crimes – In Perspective

I would like to put this into perspective… Years ago, during our final phase in Navigator Training, one young Second Lieutenant was caught removing information classified as Secret from the building. The Air Force had invested a full year into his training, at a constant dollar (adjusted for inflation) cost to the American taxpayers of approximately $1.6 million. He could have been court-martialed, convicted of felonious violations of federal law, and sentenced to prison.

The nature of the circumstances, however, did not involve espionage. Rather — EXACTLY like Clinton — it merely involved the issue of convenience. He was relocating the classified information from an authorized location (the secure facility in which it was kept and where students had access and were able to study it) to his barracks, where he intended to study it in preparation for a test. He was was unceremoniously stripped of all rank and booted out of the Air Force, never to return to any position in any of the Armed Forces, and an appropriate red flag was entered into his permanent FBI file, which would probably prevent him from ever obtaining a security clearance for the remainder of his natural life.

That’s the appropriate response for mishandling information that is classified as “Secret.”

“Information is classified Secret when its unauthorized disclosure would cause “serious damage” to national security.”

Hillary, Clinton, however, committed far more serious crimes. Not only was the information Top Secret (a whole other level altogether), but it was also SCI (more on this, below). Furthermore, both her and her aids were fully briefed on the proper handling of departmental e-mail and classified information. She KNEW that creating a home server was huge, massive No-No, but she did so anyway. Finally, her server was hacked, not once, but several times, resulting in the leak of TS/SCI material.

Now, follow this conversation:

Rep. Will Hurd: The former Secretary of State had an unauthorized server — those are your words — in her basement, correct?

FBI Director Comey: Correct.

Hurd: Who was protecting that information? Who was protecting that server?

Comey: Well not much. There was a number of different people who were assigned as administrators of the server.

Hurd: And at least 7 email chains, or 8, that was classified as TS/SCI?

Comey: Correct.

Clinton had access to Top Secret information and beyond, specifically, information classified as “SCI,” which stands for “Sensitive Compartmented Information.”

“Top Secret shall be applied to information, the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security that the original classification authority is able to identify or describe.”

“Sensitive compartmented information (SCI) is a type of United States classified information concerning or derived from sensitive intelligence sources, methods, or analytical processes. All SCI must be handled within formal access control systems established by the Director of National Intelligence.”

When then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton elected to receive, store, and transmit both Secrete and Top Secrete-SCI information on her personal server, in direct violation of the formal access control system requirements established by the Director of National Intelligence, she MOST CERTAINLY committed a crime, a FELONY, in fact, and one punishable by YEARS in prison. I know that. You know that. We the People know that. Yet Washington thinks it can just get away with flagrantly lying to the American People.

No. In fact, NO WAY.

Then there’s the matter of her willful and flagrant violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2071, an act which requires none of the slippery “intent” and “gross negligence” requirements in order to send her to prison for three years and bar her from holding any public office — including the presidency — for life.

The fact that the FBI admitted that Hillary Clinton committed such heinous and felonious behavior while simultaneously recommended no charges against her could only be the result of one of two things:

1. They’re unbelievably incompetant and should be immediately disbaned en toto.

Or…

2. They were ordered to do so by their boss, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, head of the U.S. Department of Justice, their boss’ boss, Barack Obama, Usurper in Chief of the White House, or both.

I seriously doubt it’s the former, and strongly recommend Congress latch on to this incredibly display of gross disdain for our national security and the system of justice that protects it, and throw Barack Obama, Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton in prison.

FOREVER.

McCown’s Open Letter to the Department of Justice

PREFACE: Former FBI Special Agent K. Dee McCown wrote an open letter to Department of Justice head, Eric Holder. Even though it’s just over one year old, the letter is going viral as it apparently resonates with the vast majority of American citizens.

NOTE FROM EDITOR:  I found this letter posted on a number of different websites.  I reviewed several fact-checking websites, and it appears this letter is genuine.  McCown has a LinkedIn page where his credentials are substantiated. I can find no posting where McCown himself denies writing the below letter. If I discover credible information to the contrary, I will remove this letter.  In the meantime, I have no rational reason to assume this letter is anything but genuine.

K. Dee McCown
College Station, Texas
December 28, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Dear Attorney General Holder,

It is unlikely that we met while I served in the FBI. That being said, we served at the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the same years and on K Dee McCownthe same “team” conceptually speaking. During my service in the FBI I worked with a number of U.S. Attorney Offices in the United States to include a tour at FBIHQ where I worked with the Department of Justice (Main) on a daily basis.

I begin my letter with this comment to highlight that I am not a bystander on the topic of law enforcement in the United States. I worked and managed a variety of federal investigations during my 12 years of service in the FBI, to include the management of several Civil Rights cases in the State of Texas. In fact, during my last tour in the Bureau, I was an FBI Supervisor FBI Badgeresponsible for managing federal investigations in nine (9) Texas counties, many of which were rural; in places where one would suspect racism to flourish given the narrative often pushed by Hollywood and urban progressive elites like yourself. I performed this mission diligently and under the close supervision of two FBI managers; an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) and Special Agent in Charge (SAC,) both of which happened to be African American and outstanding law enforcement professionals. I also performed this mission serving side by side with a variety of law enforcement agencies at the Federal, State and local level.

I have observed you closely during your tenure as Attorney General and notably during these last tumultuous years; watching you negotiate a number of controversial public matters to include the ATF Fast and Furious scandal, Black Panther Party intimidation at voting booths, IRS targeting of American citizens (citizen groups opposed to the Obama Administration,) the ignoring of US Immigration laws, DOJ criminal indictments of select news reporters and your management of several high profile criminal investigations involving subjects of race, notably African Americans.

Until today, I chose to hold my tongue. However, with the assassination of two NYPD Lieutenants last weekend in New York City, at the hands of a African American man with a lengthy criminal record, fresh from his participation in anti-police activities; coupled with numerous “don’t shoot, hands up,” and “black lives matter” anti-police protests (some of which are violent) occurring daily around the nation, I am compelled to write you this letter.

To be blunt Mr. Holder, I am appalled at your lack of leadership as the Attorney General of the United States and your blatant politicizing of the Department of Justice. Your actions, both publicly and privately, have done nothing to quell the complex racial issues we face in our country and have done everything to inflame them. As the “top cop” of the United States, you share in the blame for much of the violence and protests we are now witnessing against law enforcement officers honorably serving throughout our nation.

During one of your first public speeches as Attorney General you made it a point to call America “a nation of cowards” concerning race relations. That speech, followed by other public announcements where you emphatically opined that the odds were stacked against African Americans in regard to the enforcement of law, your intention to change the law and permit convicted felons to vote after incarceration, and your changes to federal law ending “racial profiling,” are poignant examples of how detached you remain from the challenges faced by law enforcement officers serving in crime ridden neighborhoods throughout the nation.

These opinions are also indicative of a man that lives and works in the elitist “bubble” of Washington D.C.

Your performance, as the nation’s Attorney General, during the Trayvon Martin case in Sanford, Florida and the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri clearly highlights your myopic view on this topic. Contrary to your embarrassing prejudgment in the Brown case and evasive post trial remarks on the Martin case, neither Brown nor Martin were targeted and/or killed because of their African American race.

Rather, as non-emotive investigations determined, both teens died as a consequence of their own tragic and egregious behavior; behavior that involved a violent assault on a law abiding citizen in the Trayvon Martin case, and a violent assault on a young police officer in the Michael Brown case. Yet you, as the number one spokesman for law enforcement in the country, blame the deaths of these men on years of institutional racism and the alleged epidemic targeting of African American men by police departments around the country; nothing could be further from the truth. Following the Michael Brown case Grand Jury decision all you could muster was the following comment: “The Department of Justice is currently investigating not only the shooting but also the Ferguson police department in what is called a “patterns and practices” inquiry to determine if the police department has engaged in systematic racism.”

So, let’s get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the “coward” and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking of broken race relations in America.

Further to this point Mr. Holder, law enforcement officers around the country remain dismayed and shocked at the counsel you keep; that being your close relationship with none other than Al Sharpton, a racist “shake down artist” who spreads hate, divisiveness and the promotion of anti-law enforcement sentiment throughout the country; a tax evading fraudster who has unbelievably visited the White House over 80 times in recent years. It is simply beyond my comprehension as a former federal law enforcement professional, that you, the Attorney General of the United States, joined arms in common cause with a charlatan like “the Reverend” Al Sharpton; and it speaks volumes to your personal character and lack of professional judgment.

Violent crime, out of wedlock births, drug abuse, rampant unemployment and poverty found in many low-income minority neighborhoods are not a result of racist community policing and racial profiling as you so quickly assert, and frankly most law abiding Americans are exhausted of hearing this false narrative repeated time and again by you and others in the racial grievance industry. While no one, me included, would ever suggest that African Americans have not suffered from institutional racism in the past, I would strongly argue that we no longer live in the Mississippi of 1965, nor do we live in a country that even closely resembles the “Jim Crow” South of yesteryear. Those days, thankfully, are in the past as are the generations of Americans that supported such egregious behavior and endured such suffering.

Rather, Mr. Holder, we live in a day and time where the root cause of many problems faced in our African American communities can be attributed to the breakdown of civil order due to the rejection of institutional and family authority and the practice of counter-culture values; and most notably, from the absence of strong male leadership in fatherless black families. The reason that our local police officers are so often entwined in tragic events in black communities is because it is the police that have filled the void in these communities that should be occupied by moral and strong black men leading family units with Godly values. You, Mr. Holder, especially, should be thanking the police rather than persecuting them for the gap they fill in these communities because if it were not for the intervention of local police many African American neighborhoods would be in a state of total anarchy.

Yet tragically, you and your race-baiting colleague Al Sharpton (a paid media personality under contract with MSNBC news) choose to remain silent because to publicly speak this self-evident truth threatens to not only alienate and offend the most loyal voting constituency of the Democratic Party but diminish your and Al Sharpton’s self-serving power base in these suffering communities. God forbid that you would suggest individual citizens accept responsibility for their own behavior and the collective failure of their communities; it is so much easier for you and others like you to make excuses, play the victim card, and pander rather than address the real root causes that plague many low income neighborhoods.

Mr. Holder, the public is aware of FBI statistics that tell a different story than the one you and Sharpton preach. We know that young African American males, representing a tiny fraction of the U.S. population, are by far the greatest perpetrators of violent crime in America when compared to their peers in other ethnic groups, and, we know that citizens of African American descent overwhelmingly make up the majority of their victims. We also know that incidents where white police officers shoot and kill black perpetrators are rare and on the decline. We know further that although there are legitimate and bona fide Federal Civil Rights investigations in the United States worthy of pursuing, they are miniscule when compared to the false narrative portrayed by you, President Obama and Sharpton declaring rampant discrimination against African American men by police officers throughout the country. You are just plain wrong.

In closing Mr. Holder I will leave you with this thought; you were given a rare opportunity to lead with integrity during a variety of divisive and controversial issues during your tenure as the 82d Attorney General of the United States and rather than be a man of moral courage you chose instead to cower, further inflame racial tensions, advance false narratives and play progressive political activist.

Time and again you chose to “politicize” the mission of the Department of Justice rather than pursue justice and now, tragically, we are witnessing the fruits of your irresponsible behavior in the murder of two innocent police officers in New York City, assassinated by a man motivated by the flames of racial hatred that you personally fanned. How many more police officers will be injured or die in the coming days because of the perilous conditions you helped create in this nation. You, President Obama and Al Sharpton own this problem lock, stock and barrel and now it is your legacy.

As thousands of NYPD officers turn their collective back on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, another dishonest politician and Sharpton disciple, so too do countless Federal law enforcement officers turn our backs on you.

K. Dee McCown
FBI (1997 – 2008)

CC: Senator Mitch McConnell
Senator John Cornyn
Senator Ted Cruz
Senator Harry Reid
The Honorable Bill Flores
The Honorable John Boehner
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi