Dear Gun Banners; Gabby Giffords, Shannon Watts & Mikey Bloomberg

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Dear Gabby, Shannon and Tiny Mike,

The instant the first Russian T-80 crossed the Ukrainian border, the whole world could see the uselessness of everything you’ve ever said and everything you’ve ever done.

You’ve been overtaken by events – mooted and muted in one fell swoop, so scram. Leave the field. It is time for you and your gun-ban groups to go.

There’s a madman with nukes on the loose who’s just 50 miles off Alaska’s port bow. No one knows how far he’s willing to go, so you’re out. The adults are taking charge. Your services are no longer required. Please take the Demanding Moms and their creepy husbands with you, open a box of wine and have yourselves a good cry. Ukraine learned nearly too late that the right to keep and bear arms saves lives, while the civilian disarmament pipedream you’ve been peddling for decades costs lives.

If you are in doubt, ask the brave Ukrainian single mom with the yellow ribbon tied around her sleeve if she’s comfortable battling Russian Spetsnaz with a standard-capacity magazine in her Avtomat Kalashnikova, or if she’d prefer a 10-round mag you’ve long advocated for and a rifle that’s California-compliant. You could also ask the young Russian conscript bouncing around in the back of a BMP – whose belly is churning from the rations he’s eating, which expired in 2015 – if he’d prefer shooting at disarmed civilians or ones who can shoot back.

Ukraine was a bastion of gun control – something you would have found refreshing – but when Russian fighters started strafing runs, they quickly came to their senses, repealed their gun laws, and issued AKs by the thousands to anyone who asked. What the Ukrainians lack in training and marksmanship they’re making up for with sheer tenacity and uncommon valor.

The whole world saw how quickly the holy grails of your gun-ban industry – licensing and registration, waiting periods, background checks, magazine and “assault weapon” bans – were cast aside once Vlad the Invader came calling.

The Ukrainians issued assault weapons to their citizens – real ones – without delays, licenses, checks, or 4473s. Thank God they weren’t too late.

America will never be put in that position, no thanks to you. We train constantly with the rifles you want confiscated, and we’re not going to tolerate any more of your infringements: Our guns, our gear, and our ammunition are now off-limits to your foolishness. You need to find something else to do – another way to occupy your spare time. Our armed civilian populace is a strategic national asset, something more than a few would-be invaders considered before declaring war. You and your ilk have been trying for years to undermine this asset. I’m pretty sure there’s a word for that, and it carries a stiff penalty, especially in times of war.

The Ukrainian resistance is showing the world – at tremendous cost – how free men and women can resist tyrannical invaders if they’re given the right tools. Thankfully, Americans have the right tools, and we will strongly resist any attempts to reduce their effectiveness or take them away.

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About Lee Williams

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” is the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. Until recently, he was also an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.

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Kent

Well done, but it will fall on the deaf ears of your target audience. Recent polls reveal that should America be attacked, the majority of Democrats would run, not fight.

JR

Inspiring article, thank you for posting sir.
At the end, I think, “We Americans, a free people too, don’t quite have the right tools.” (they’re close enough though, for now)
Repeal The NFA!, ’cause SBRs and SBSs help our strategic national asset’s cause. And silencers help our armed civilian brothers and sisters hang on to more of our hearing over time while we train and test those anti-tyrannical skills and tactics. All part of the freedom-mindset, baby!

musicman44mag

Off topic but part of the war equation. Paid 505 for diesel yesterday, its 5.39.9 today. At six bucks a gallon it would cost me 1,300 more to go the same 2,300 miles I went last year on vacation. Now, I have a 740 dollar a month motorhome payment and it is probably going to sit there because it would be cheaper to take the car to South Dakota and stay in motels.

OreGONE>

JSNMGC

Lee Williams,

As a former law enforcement officer, I’m surprised you didn’t mention the allies of Moms Demand Action.

In state after state (including many “red” states), they team up with law enforcement officers to push never-ending gun control.

Former law enforcement officers should be highlighting this problem.

JSNMGC

Even many people with almost average IQs will believe certain things that feel good to them, for example: “The working man” pays most of the federal income taxes in the country. Most people who have taxable income of less than $60K a year pay a higher income tax rate than most people who have taxable income of more than $600K a year. The “rich” should be taxed more because they can afford it. Law enforcement, generally speaking, is pro 2nd Amendment. Both of those things are false, but a certain percentage of people want to believe they are true, so that’s what… Read more »

Stag

I see the trolls are multiplying. You were up to 10 downvotes when I read this. New high score!

Henry Bowman

You know you are over the target when you start taking flak.

Stag

I’ve only got eight. Gotta pump those numbers up!

Henry Bowman

Someone gave you a bump in the last 4 hours with a downvote, but I look again a few minutes later and suddenly all your downvotes disappear! I look a 3rd time and it’s all back. I think someone has figured out to hack Ammoland’s server or host, and they’re just screwing with us at this point!

If it’s NOT a hacker, but someone ELSE, that would be worse. I’m trying to put it outta my mind…

Rob

Great article, Lee! Thank you!!

USMC0351Grunt

Excellent prose.

Josephus

A good friend of mine who is a student of all things weaponry and war made an interesting observation about the Ukraine “invasion”: Everything the Russians have fielded so far has been old equipment. They could have leveled the Ukraine, but they’ve been showing restraint, not weakness (and this is supported by Americans and other English-speakers on the ground IN the Ukraine who aren’t paid to push a narrative). And if you believe the narrative about “evil” Putin and “innocent and harmless” Ukraine, you might want to remember that the same people pushing that narrative for the past two years… Read more »

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Wild Bill

Yes, the Russians are so restrained that they have lost four thousand soldiers including three major generals.

john

How did you get that # through the Media ????????

Wild Bill

I still have contacts in the U.S. Army.

john

Why the media is showing the same pictures daily. What if putin fires 150 cruise missiles from his ships Sends in 50 Migs and 50 bombers. The russian have drones we know this and none of this is in play The democrats propaganda machine where is Dr Facui do not trust information on the media

Wild Bill

It is cheaper to show stock footage.

john

Yes it is The fact remains last night the news max claimed 12000 russian have been killed no mention of the ukraine military or civilians who are fighting deaths.
The same images it is ugly and I am praying for peace again I will never trust the media not because of Trump because I am smart enough to read and learn

Wild Bill

Also reported 41 tracked vehicles; 15 fixed wing, and 25 rotory wing aircraft destroyed by the Uks.

Henry Bowman

I can corroborate… Though I only knew about the Maj. Gen. Spetznaz officer. Good catch!

john

You are correct where is the air campaign Bombers and Migs The Black Sea is full of russian navy ships cruise missiles He does not want to destroy the country. He is letting people leave never to return.

Russn8r

Archbishop Viganò Declaration on Russia-Ukraine Crisis; Letter #45, 2022, Mar 7 https://insidethevatican.com/news/newsflash/letter-45-2022-mon-mar-7-vigano/

Russn8r

Using Ukraine to fight Russia, the US provoked Putin’s war, by Aaron Maté https://mate.substack.com/p/by-using-ukraine-to-fight-russia

Russn8r

Victoria Nuland: Ukraine Has “Biological Research Facilities,” Worried Russia May Seize Them, by Glenn Greenwald
https://greenwald.substack.com/p/victoria-nuland-ukraine-has-biological

See this before twitter “Fact Checkers” delete it.https://twitter.com/alexandrosM/status/1501322587225276425

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Henry Bowman

Well, when George Soros and Hitlery Clinton are pushing for war against Russia, you know that the Russians are NOT the baddies here. Even though I love my country, I hate this illegitimate criminal regime… That being said, Putin is not the villain here! It’s the DC swamp creatures who are! We’ve broken practically a half dozen treaties and are boxing Russia into a corner. Does a bear not attack when it’s cornered?? I have a map that just became outdated a few days ago. I thought there were 15 US military biowarfare labs in Ukraine, turns out there are… Read more »

Montana454Casull

Do not trust the main stream media or the propaganda they are spreading about what’s going on in Ukraine . Remember Joe and Hunter are tied to corruption in Ukraine . The media will cover for the ilegitiment clownshow Joe Biden and his money laundering operation in Ukraine . Be careful how emotionally involved you get in support for the corrupt government in Ukraine . Anything Joe and Hunter are involved with are most likely dirty and corrupt and this included the government of Ukraine . Remember Joe’s quid pro quo deal under Obama in Ukraine . This all should… Read more »

Wild Bill

True, but we and the world have gotten a good look at how incompetent the Russian army is. Russia could end up being a dependent of China, forestalling Chinese invasion of Taiwan.

Josephus

Don’t mistake restraint for incompetence.

Wild Bill

I am not mistaking restraint for incompetence. For example: Russian track crews won’t get off the roadways and spread out even when the Ukrainians attack the 40 mile convoy. Every soldier knows to get off the hard pan when being attacked.
That convoy consists of the Russians resupply and follow on forces, yet the Russian commanders are not dispersing it. That is clear incompetence, not restraint.

Tackleberry

Theirs a good reason they haven’t left the roads. The early spring has made the countryside into a morass of mud that even Russian armor can’t really deal with. Hitler ran into the exact same obstacle with his panzer divisions and slowed them to an outright crawl. Small blessings, but the extra few weeks of delay on the diplomatic front coupled with the early spring may have come back to haunt the Russians this time.

https://thelogicalindian.com/trending/putins-russian-army-struggling-in-mud-34356

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Wild Bill

If the Ukrainians can destroy that column things will turn their way.

Tackleberry

I’m an old crew dog, and air war planner/director. From an aerial perspective, that column is incredibly vulnerable and could be rendered combat ineffective in a matter of hours. I’m sure my fellow Air Operations Center personnel are currently dreaming and salivating at ever being given a chance to unleash upon that column. However, from a ground point of view, the same conditions that prevent the Russians from moving off the roads, widening their front, and bringing all that firepower to bear, are the same conditions that prevent the Ukrainians from striking the sides of those columns. Their battle is… Read more »

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Wild Bill

You are going to be a good resource, here, LTC!

Wild Bill

Feeding both armies onto the battlefield straw like is not a good use of battle space. Maybe the Ukrainians can draw the Russians onto a better ambush kill zone. Or bring the ambush to the column. That resupply is key.
They can not just sit on their hands and let the Russians regain the initiative.

Tackleberry

While it sucks to be in the grinder, that inability for the Russians to open up their front negates almost every advantage the Russians have, the biggest one being the size disparity. As long as the Ukrainians can keep the Russians on a narrow front, they only have to fight a small portion of the Russian columns. The Russians are physically limited by space with how much of their force can be brought to bear on that incredibly narrow front line. Other than artillery lobbing in high arcs and ranges, you can’t shoot through your own forces. A good analogy… Read more »

Wild Bill

Hey, were you one of those ASCE guys?

Tackleberry

Answer a few of your posts here: I’ve been lurking around here for a couple of years now. In my pseudo retirement, I keep myself occupied as a shade tree gunsmith so this site and a couple of pro-2a YouTube channels keep me abreast of the “atmospherics” of the community. I initially enlisted then, USAFA, BUFFs, Beaks, EC-130 Compass Call, EC-135 Rivet Joint & Combat Sent, few others until the command chair got ahold of me and I bumped around that world. I spent a lot of time in AOCs and then eventually as an Air Operations Center Div CC.… Read more »

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Wild Bill

You are going to be a good resource, here COL. Air coordination was always two grades above me so I did not learn to speak Air Force, but I always enjoyed seeing CAS. Some of the boys, however, seemed to think that they were having all the fun.
As a youthful 1LT Aide-de-Camp, I was at the Pentagon a couple of times. Some of the staffers came out of their offices to look at me. the PP is an “interesting” place.

Russn8r

“Highway of Death” waiting to happen, as in the Gulf War. I’ve heard some Russians are sabotaging their own vehicles. I wonder if that’s true.

Oldman

This could very well be El Putrid’s Waterloo, eh?

Wild Bill

I hope so. I’m hoping that his own guards kill him.

Tackleberry

If you think about that soda straw concept with the middle being an enormous meat grinder, the side that wins is the one with more meat. However, if I could put a finger on the pulse, I’d say the much-vaunted Russian military has been in steady decline and has become a paper tiger, especially compared to the days of the Soviet Union. What’s disconcerting is that Putin, a supposedly very astute KGB officer, believed what the paper tiger was telling him. However, the most dangerous part of war tends to not be the battles, it’s when the countries try to… Read more »

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Wild Bill

Yes, that meat grinder attrition warfare is no bueno. The Ukrainians better figure out how to light up that column and any other supply lines that the Russians have by using fire and maneuver. Cutting the MSRs is key.

Three days with no food and the much vaunted Russian Army will just be a mob trying to flee home. Maybe the Ukrainian disgruntled won’t be so disgruntled if they can shoot their fill of fleeing Russian.

Tackleberry

I was reading a headline blurb this morning that stated Putin has sacked eight of his generals. Also Ukrain is saying they have killed 3 Russian generals on the battlefield. I believe this dovetails with the lull and pullback of forces we’ve seen around Odessa. The General and staff get yanked, then the army sits still as it is leaderless until such a time as a new commander can arrive, assess the order of battle, build a new strategy, and drive forward once more. It has also been announced overnight that that stalled column is now creeping forward once more.

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Wild Bill

Eight, wow. Do you still have contacts on active duty? What are they saying?

Arny

Does anyone even consider what weaponry is being used by Ukraine ? How can you confirm it is actually Russians & not Ukrainians ? No air support from Russia but a couple aircraft ? Russia could rule the skies.

john

The battlefield changes by the minute Putin does not want to rebuild the infrastructure. The more ukrainians that leave the country the better that works for Putin he will not let them back in. There is a lot at stake nuclear reactors are first on the list in a target rich environment. If put unleashes air assault using bombers and migs the rebuilding process would take decades with money he does not have.

Wild Bill

yes, it up to the Theatre Commander to make the battlefield change by dominating the opposing forces, and the battle tempo in any given battle space. To do that, he uses fire, maneuver, logistics, and leadership.
The commander visualizes the battle space (geography and terrain) and appropriately apply his organic assets (brigades and battalions) and any combined assets that can be brought to bear (CAS usually and DIVARITY).

john

Through the media democratic controlled propaganda Covid gone in one week .

Tackleberry

Wouldn’t surprise me at all. A few small blurbs in the press have reported that Russian and many of it’s banks have already turned to China for vast loans which they believe will stabilize and float their economy.

Wild Bill

Yes, that reduces China’s ability to fund its military. Russia could be a hole in China’s pocket. But Biden’s handlers could screw that up, too.

Tackleberry

China puts in about $150B toward its military, that’s small change when you’re talking about a trade imbalance into the trillions. By law, all of China’s industries and businesses are co-owned by the Chinese government and or military. That trade imbalance goes right into their coffers even before the remaining holders then pay tax.

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john

Let’s make no mistake who our real enemy is China and the democrats in washington. I agree china will stop at nothing they are sitting back waiting to strike. Their new military is untested they have a big war machine Taiwan then Japan then we are a world at war.

Wild Bill

I could not agree more! I am thinking that China wanted the US to commit troops and get bogged down in Ukraine. That way we would be less capable when china attacks Taiwan. But … we did not take the bait. I could be wrong.

Tackleberry

Several months back, a large force of US DoD “advisor” personnel arriving in Taiwan made the news. They are from many branches and disciplines and go into an area to see how best to bolster an allied country’s defenses. “What’s needed” as well as training. While off the public’s radar, they are still there bringing in equipment, strengthening defenses, and running joint exercises with the Taiwanese hosts. You also have to remember that there are several POMCUS (Prepositioning of Material in Unit Sets) sites very close by. Each one holds divisions worth of armor, vehicles, ammunition, fuel, etc. It’s all… Read more »

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Wild Bill

That is my kind of GO!! Hey, that huge temp drop rolled over the top of us last night. Now, I have barn cleaning on the schedule, again. How about you? How is Sammy?

Tackleberry

Just a few minutes ago, Xiden just stripped Russia of its “Most Favored Nation” (MFN) trading status. That’s actually a big one as it makes it very difficult for US and Russian companies to do business. Now if you want to really hurt China then do the same thing. China doesn’t yet have a “consumer” based economy. Everything they have is built upon the trade. imbalance. Everything they’ve built takes the trade imbalance to sustain and maintain. Strip MFN away from China and it will collapse like a house of cards within a few months and be destitute within just… Read more »

Wild Bill

I am hoping the Russia becomes a hole in China’s pocket, which means Cuba and Venezuela will also need Chinese financial support. Drain China’s coffers and forestall war.

Oldman

Biden and his handlers are all on the Chinese payroll. We have all seen it and according to Peter Sweitzer it has been going on while Biden was in the Senate and as Vice President. No reason to think anything has changed.
Of course, this is taken from Peter’s book ‘RED HANDED’

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Wild Bill

I think so too, and that explains a lot.

swmft

the same idiots that voted for fjb? problem country is majority brain dead, take your shot,now another now another no natural immunity does not count

Russn8r

Sick. The usual suspect “R” party neo”cons” jumped on it: Escalate, push no-fly & $12B for Ukraine, hike an already bloated Military Industrial Complex, as if we don’t have enough inflation already, help Xiden & DemComs divert attn from his Afghan debacle, Designer Covid courtesy of ChiComs & their US Gvt-US Military-DemCom-B&M Gates-“EcoHealth” Alliance partners, mask-vax tyranny, high gas prices etc.

Laddyboy

I wonder how much these USEFUL IDIOTS’ pockets/bank accounts are padded by the Anti-American CONTROL FREAKS!?!?!?

GAMtns

“There’s a word for that.” The word that you’re searching for is “treason.”

Wild Bill

Treason is the only crime defined in our Constitution, so we are stuck with a very narrow definition. Please see Art. III, section 3 Constitution of the United States.
I think that the word that we are all looking for is Betray, and there should be a specific statute and penalty for that. I note with interest that Congress and the various Presidents have avoided creating such a statute.

Russn8r

Treason has meanings that existed long before the US Constitution or codes.

john

The Ukrainian people are fighting for the lifes due to democratic policies in the United States & corruption in the Ukraine Thanks to Bill Clinton and the democrats who never kept their promise to back the Ukraine into Nato. Obama / Biden / Hillary are responsible for keeping Bill CLinton’s policies alive and well. For Immediate Release                                                   July 22, 2009   REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN IN UKRAINE Ukraine House Kyiv, Ukraine https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/realitycheck/the-press-office/remarks-vice-president-biden-ukraine In any true democracy, freedom is the beginning, not the end. Freedom is merely the beginning, not the end. And here in Ukraine, yours is a revolution still in progress… Read more »

swmft

criminal actions of demoncrats

john

agreed

Jfitz94

This is a great article. Speaks the truth about how those of us who own firearms not just for sporting but for the purpose of defending our rights, our friends, family and those around us. As well as our homeland. I will never forget the quote “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” 

2gats

Maybe in the past foreigners could not invade the U.S. but today big tech and big business has undermined the country and sold us out to china who only had to buy key officials like biden and other traitors on both sides of the isle to take us down without a shot. With this administration of the corrupt brain dead idiot and his merry band of moronic male breast feeders and treasonous freaks and communists who hate America and a media working to destroy the last bastion of freedom our children are in serious peril. Expect these morons to let… Read more »

USMC0351Grunt

Maybe you need to come down here and live on the Texas border and see which filtering into our country, UNTOUCHED and with full impunity,

JSNMGC

Tens of millions already have invaded and all the U.S. did was provide them water, food, shelter, health care, and education.

Wild Bill

And welfare checks.

Russn8r

Why invade the USA militarily? Our treasonous leaders are doing fine from within, including most “Rs”, fulfilling the Sov’s wildest dreams.

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