About the author: Pauline Wolak

Pauline is a proud wife and mother of three. When she isn't being the world's greatest Girl Friday, she is volunteers her time as a school librarian and athletic director. Pauline enjoys football, politics, good beer, and arguing with anyone. She's a devout pro-life Catholic. Pauline believes in the 1st Amendment and uses it on a daily basis, most notably to ambush unsuspecting family members in political debate! You can find her work here at Clash and at redknucklepolitics.com. Follow her on twitter at @MiStateFan.

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  • Victoria

    Chicago is an example of what Obama’s gun policy will do to us nationally. Wake up people!

    • Reb Biker

      I don’t think waking up stupid people will help much. They’d still be stupid.

    • catman

      Oh, the libturds are awake. They get up early so they can go get more “freebies” from obumass and his minions. It’s the conservatives that need to wake up and read the handwriting on the wall. I predict by June of this year “civil uprisings” will be at the top of the news broadcasts. There are already undertows and stirrings among the inner cities. Keep your powder dry and your guns clean folks. (That is those of you that have guns or those that havn’t turned them in at a gun buy back program like we just had in Tucson). DUMB IDEA FOLKSIES!!! Don’t expect your neighbor who still has his/her guns to protect your sorry butt when the time comes.

    • Rickers

      You are so right- I really think that the citizens of this country have lost their way!

  • White House Land Lord

    Guns in the hands of criminals IS the Obama plan. As in Russia, when criminals rule the streets and intimidate the citizens, then the citizens are effectively under control.

  • James

    Kick the Libtrash out of our land and this will change real quick…

  • Dale in Wyoming

    Without weapons to defend and protect our families, and our selves, we are slaves. Pretty much what he wanted all along. Grab a neighbor, tell them, talk to the folks in line with you, around the office.. and get involved. We’ve already watched what happens when we sit back and wait. All we have to do to kiss the country good bye forever is sit back and wait. Tell that neighbor that you’re considering putting up a large sign that proclaims your house is protected. Is his?

  • Devasahayam

    “Despite of?” More like DUE TO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbjeanpatton Barb Patton

    There is no way in Hades that you will ever be able to convince the thugs that run the government that guns are all about safety of home and property and not about killing as is shown by Chicago thugs. Do not hold Chicago up as an example because this is one of the worst cities in the world. Obama has started shaking a hornets nest and I hope to God that the hornets (WE THE PEOPLE) are going to do some stinging and rumbling and start standing up AS ONE and fight this diabolical devil

    • Phillip_in_TX

      We will Barb! For anyone who has not done any soul searching, then decide where you stand, you had better start. Make your decision wisely.

  • CaptTurbo

    Liberalism is the root cause of the destruction of morality and escalation of violence. What should you expect to happen when you push God out of society?

  • Patrick Henry

    You’re sound asleep
    when you hear
    a thump outside your
    bedroom door.

    Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed
    with fear, you hear muffled whispers.

    At least two people have broken into
    your house and are moving your way.

    With your heart pumping, you reach
    down beside your bed and pick up your
    shotgun.

    You rack a shell into the chamber,
    then inch toward the door and open it…

    In the darkness, you make out
    two shadows.

    One holds something that looks like
    a crowbar.

    When the intruder brandishes it as
    if to strike, you raise the shotgun and
    fire.

    The blast knocks both thugs to
    the floor.

    One writhes and screams while the
    second man crawls to the front door

    and lurches outside.

    As you pick up the telephone to call
    police, you know you’re in trouble.

    In your country, most guns were
    outlawed years before,

    and the few that
    are privately owned are so stringently regulated as to
    make them useless..

    Yours was never
    registered.

    Police arrive and
    inform you

    that the second burglar has
    died.

    They arrest you for First Degree
    Murder

    and Illegal Possession of a
    Firearm.

    When you talk to your attorney, he
    tells you not to worry:

    authorities will
    probably plea the case down to manslaughter.

    “What kind of sentence will I get?”
    you ask.

    “Only
    ten-to-twelve years,”

    he replies, as if that’s
    nothing.

    “Behave yourself, and you’ll be out
    in seven.”

    The next day, the shooting is
    the lead

    story in the local
    newspaper.

    Somehow, you’re portrayed as an
    eccentric vigilante while the two men you shot are
    represented as choirboys.

    Their friends and
    relatives can’t find an unkind word to say about
    them..

    Buried deep down in the article,
    authorities acknowledge that both “victims” have been
    arrested numerous times.

    But the next day’s headline says
    it all:

    “Lovable Rogue Son Didn’t Deserve to
    Die.”

    The thieves have been transformed
    from career criminals into Robin Hood-type
    pranksters..

    As the days wear on, the story
    takes wings.

    The national media picks it
    up,

    then the international
    media.

    The surviving
    burglar has become a folk
    hero.

    Your attorney says the thief is
    preparing to sue you, and he’ll probably
    win.

    The media publishes reports that
    your home has been burglarized several times in the past
    and

    that you’ve
    been critical of local police for their lack

    of effort in apprehending the
    suspects.

    After the last break-in, you told
    your neighbor that you would be prepared next
    time.

    The District
    Attorney uses this to allege

    that you were lying in wait for the
    burglars.

    A few months later, you go to
    trial.

    The charges haven’t been
    reduced,

    as your lawyer had so
    confidently predicted.

    When you take the stand, your anger
    at

    the injustice of it all works
    against you..

    Prosecutors paint a picture of
    you

    as a mean, vengeful
    man.

    It doesn’t take long for the jury to
    convict you of all charges.

    The judge sentences you to life
    in prison.

    This case really
    happened.

    On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of
    Emneth, Norfolk , England, killed one burglar and wounded
    a second.

    In April, 2000, he
    was convicted and is now serving a life
    term..

    How did it become a crime to defend
    one’s own life in the once great British Empire
    ?

    It started
    with the Pistols Act of 1903.

    This seemingly reasonable law
    forbade selling pistols to minors or felons and

    established that
    handgun sales were to be made only to those who had a
    license.

    • Phillip_in_TX

      It does not take much for the “best intentions” to morph into an out of control monster! Once the first step is taken, each step afterwards gets easier.

      • WASP

        The road to hell is paved with them, but they make a very slippery slope.

    • kalamawashington

      The warning you are giving is very valid. The story you have is true, as far as you told it. However, as Paul Harvey would say: “And now, the rest of the story.”

      An appeal was considered in October 2001 by three senior judges headed by Lord Woolf, LCJ. Submissions by the defense that Martin had fired in his own defense
      were rejected by the appeal court. On this occasion the defense also
      submitted evidence that Martin was diagnosed with paranoid personality disorder exacerbated by depression and that his paranoia was specifically directed at anyone intruding into his home. This submission was accepted by the Court of Appeal and,
      on the grounds of diminished responsibility, Martin’s murder conviction was replaced by manslaughter carrying a five year sentence, and his ten year sentence for wounding Fearon (the surviving burglar) was reduced to three years. These sentences were to run concurrently.

      Martin was imprisoned in Highpoint Prison, Suffolk. When he became eligible for parole and early release in January 2003, the Parole Board rejected his application without stating a reason. The chairman of the parole board, Sir David Hatch, in an interview with The Times described Martin as “a very dangerous man” who may still believe his action had been right.

      Martin challenged the decision in the High Court, where the parole board’s decision was upheld. Probation officers on Martin’s cases said there was an “unacceptable
      risk” that Martin might again react with excessive force if other
      would-be burglars intruded on his Norfolk farm. On 28 July 2003, Martin was released after serving three years of his five-year sentence, the maximum period for which he could be held following good behavior.

      As I said, the warning is good, however… “In April, 2000, he was convicted and is now serving a life term..” is not accurate. He as been out of jail for nine years.

      • Country Lady

        The fact that he was charged with any crime at all is horrible, and serving even one day in jail for protecting himself and his home is an abomination!

  • JohnJ

    Two reasons you see Obama/Biden moving on the gun control issue now and not 4 years ago… 1) They didn’t want to be on record prior to the 2012 election as ‘hard over’ gun control advocates and lose votes because they don’t support the Second Amendment (even though all of us that lean slightly right or further know all too well that is the case). 2) They need to do this now early in this second abomonation of a presidential term to push their socialist agenda and remove the reason for an armed citizenry – that is to oppose a tyranical government. It’s not just the Constitution that people need to read – it’s the Declaration of Independence as well. Read it an understand why we wanted to separate from England…tyranny! And we are seeing it right here almost daily from the thug politician community organizer from Chicago. Keep your powder dry folks and be PREPARED!
    …with Liberty and Justice for ALL!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bf-Caffrey/100000376924378 B.f. Caffrey

      And recently, there have been rumblings of removing presidential term limits enacted after FDR’s administration. That would open the door for Obama to seek yet another term with which to shred the constitution.

  • Harold Dean

    The original intent of the FOID card was to facilitate firearms background checks. Good idea at the time since is speeded up the process to have someone precleared. To ensure swift passage language was written into the act to retire it immediately upon passage of the Brady background act., Guess what!! Sold out again by our Chicago based legislators. The appeal of that measly ten bucks was too great to resist., That meaningless revenue producer is still with us to offset reenue intended for the State Police to be diverted to Chicago.

    • $347969

      Harold, I’m actually surprised it’s only $10. I’d wager Illinois will go the way of California and take up legislation to require the FOID for ammunition as well. Scary times we’re living in.

  • 2War Abn Vet

    74% of the gun deaths in this country are drug related. How can that be, you might ask, aren’t drugs illegal? Hmm, it appears that ban didn’t work so well, so let’s ban guns.
    Therein, lies the only lesson in political thought you’ll ever need.

    • Gunny Fudd

      Succinctly said! Depoirt the “illegal alien” resident in OUR Whitehouse!!!

  • salim

    that’s why Jesus didn’t get political; He knew it wasn’t gonna change for good getting involved in earthly kingdom issues & realized the

    heart is what needed to change, so that’s what He went after. I urge all asap to get a hold of the book

    The Great Controversy (free online reading also), authored by ellen gould white.

    be blessed!

  • Randellmd

    Good article and all true but wish ppl would stop talking about the sandy hook shootings as if it actually happened. It was a hoax folks. (i’m a poet and i know it.) It was all a setup to grab everyone’s guns. Let’s get real ppl. no it’s not a conspiracy. Why do you think the media couldn’t ever get the story straight to begin with. the script was shady to begin with.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ann-Wilson-Kingsley/100000397000382 Ann Wilson Kingsley

    Piers Morgan and Obama are misrepresenting the gun problem in America. Our gun problem doesn’t exist except as a general homicide problem. We do have a larger homicide rate than in the U.K., but here is the reason: While the U.K. has a population that is only 7.9% Non-White and a mostly stable population, the U.S. has a 35.14% Non-White and Hispanic population with far greater population instability. Far be it from Socialist Piers Morgan to tell the truth about our homicide problem. Our homicide problem is due to a large Non-White and Hispanic population, vast numbers of unassimilated recent immigrants, illegal aliens, and illegal drugs (Mexican Drug Cartels and other illegal drug activity). The rest of North and South America are not as civilized as Great Britain’s neighbors in Europe. Look at the homicide rates in Africa, Mexico, and South America on the map at Charts Bin, then tell me our problem is about gun control. http://chartsbin.com/view/1454

    The CIA Fact Book provided the figures on the percentages of Non-White population. Before Socialists like Piers and Obama blame the U.S., they need to be honest about the relationship between diversity in America and out homicide rate. The Socialists wanted diversity; they got it; it backfired. Our problem is not guns, it is the Socialist’s own irrational game of diversity. The problem is that Socialists cannot face the fact they made a mistake, whether about gun control or about diversity. Take your pick about which is the problem, or is it both? The problem is that Socialists cannot face the fact
    they made a mistake, whether about gun control or about diversity. Take your pick about which is the problem, or is it both? Socialists in the U.S. want control, but when they get control the homicide rate is a problem in comparison to mostly White European countries. If the Socialists were honest, they would be trying to ban diversity to control the homicide rate instead of banning guns. I’m just sorry Alex Jones is not
    equipped with this information, and Piers does need to be deported back to his mostly White country – the one he understands. He certainly doesn’t get it about the one where he currently lives. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html

  • Tonto

    Gun control isn’t about guns….it’s about CONTROL……and Chicago PROVES that politicians pushing gun control don’t give a darn about anyone’s safety….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Young/100001630951601 Mike Young

    This is the type of logic that Mayor Emanual, Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York, and President Obama can’t argue with.

    • $347969

      Thanks Mike. Unfortunately, they’ll try!

  • http://twitter.com/DustyFae StarDust Dolittle

    obama said it best, get revenge VOTE… Sweet Revenge will be us voting everyone out off the WH come next elections….

  • TexasJester

    I saw an article earlier by Ann Coulter, that quoted a study done by a couple professors, one from University of Chicago, the other from Yale. They concluded that the best way to reduce gun violence is an expansion of conceal-carry laws, NOT gun bans! They weren’t advocating armed guards, but armed CITIZENS. US.

    If the citizens are unarmed, it just sets up a carnival gallery for the criminals. The criminals don’t give a rat what the gun laws are; they’re gonna be armed. (Look up on Fox News the video spoof about “gun free zones” – you will laugh! The poor armed criminal can’t get ANYTHING cuz he keeps winding up in “gun free zones”, and can’t use his gun to rob people!)

  • advforops

    There is only one reason the take the the guns crowd are pushing so hard now (You can have your head in the sand all you want about this but it is the only reason!) You can not end the Republic as we know it and the Constitution as well as the Bill of Rights if the masses own firearms. Without us owning these tools of Freedom, there will be no Freedom nor Liberty and Justice. You all need to wake up before this police state becomes all you have left. The Goverment in total control of your life every minute of the day. Just look at the laws they are passing not one of them can pass Constitutional challenge. Look at what other Countries are chimming in on the we should give up are weapons. Russia, China and Iran all Freedom loving countries, yea sure. It is better to fight and die for one day of Freedom then to live many years under the boot of a Tyrant! Any man who helps in the destruction of the U.S. Constitution wheather it is passing unconstitutional laws or orders or aiding in the enforcement of those orders or laws is a treasonous enemy of the Federal Republic, I have sworn my life for the defence of God, Family, Constitution and Country. I have already made my peace with the thought that my blood will water the tree of liberty. The real question is where do you stand, will you bow and give it all away for what you believe will be your own safety and security or will you become a true American and stand against the traitors who are steeling this country from us.

    • TexasJester

      And there are countless others that feel the same way – including ME. All of us who took the Oath and consider it to be a lifelong obligation, that didn’t end when our hitch did. Many have made that same peace within ourselves. I pray it doesn’t come to that; I’d like to see my grandkids grow up. But I am prepared to give up my life to ensure they grow up FREE.

      As I write this, I feel my eyes well up with tears; tears of frustration and anger that I have to even CONSIDER this course of action in my own country!! Tears of sadness, that there is a real possibility that I may not see how this plays out.

      I am no hero. But I AM a Patriot. I will die a PATRIOT, whether of old age, or before I see 50. I WILL NOT DIE AS A SOCIALIST SUBJECT. I pray we can resolve this without a shooting war.

  • Buck

    Good point REB , stupid and asleep or stupid and awake , I fail to see the difference . However , if stupid is the problem , and it is , put the BLAME where it belongs on the Union teachers and the Public schools , or more correctly , the government indoctrination centers and the propagandists that staff them .

  • TexasOlTimer

    From the K2radio.com website (where you can download a pdf of the bill – send it to the legislature in your state and ask them to pass one for your state):

    “Several Wyoming lawmakers are proposing legislation designed to protect gun-owners from any potential federal firearm ban. The “Firearms Protection Act” bill, introduced this week, would make any federal law banning semi-automatic firearms or limiting the size of gun magazines unenforceable within the state’s boundaries.”

    The website also states:

    “Anyone trying to enforce a federal gun ban could face felony charges under the proposal. It also includes a provision allowing the Wyoming Attorney General’s office to defend any state resident against any federal firearm ban.”

    • $347969

      If it works for pot…

  • Eddie Fudd

    Pauline, I grew up in Logan Square, north of the Loop. For years and then some, we gang-banged with our fists, a few belts wrapped around our hands, a few 2 x 4′s that we swung with abandon, and even managed some small arms as we got older. But, to my knowledge, no one ever shot another in a rumble or clubbed a rival to death–we just scared the rival gang members, and we, ourselves got scared, did a little clubbing and split back to the “Hood.” Attitudes change, and now there are plenty of shootings in rumbles, but largely go unreported. Still, IT IS THE SHOOTER WHO KILLS, not the hunter who goes up to Wisconsin and bags some game. There is a difference in people’s hearts when they intentionally KILL others–it is an attitude which makes cities like Chi-town become so violent. Guns are not the “PROBLEM.” People ARE the problem. Then, what is the solution? 1. Enact strict gun control and confiscate weapons? I do not think so. People who are law abiding do not wish to be easily shot, and perhaps killed by deranged people. They need to be vigilant, keep their guns, and protect each other as our 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides for or, shoot the perpetrators who stalk innocent people in our society. Go CUBS 2013!

  • Dark_Archer

    The twisted simple minds of the progressive / communist democrat will
    never grasp the fact that its not the inanimate object the ”gun”
    thats the problem , its the society that the progressive / communist
    democrat party has promoted and fought to create for the last 50
    years.
    They have taken God out of every public school and govt building in
    America and replaced him with sex education for 5 year olds, forced
    mandatory homosexual acceptance , free birth control and tax payer
    funded abortions for everyone, Church’s and Christians routinely get hassled
    by the Godless communists/ progressives for displaying nativity scenes during
    CHRISTMAS, but dont you even think of trying to limit their right to
    promote .publish or display any of the moral less trash they worship.
    The liberal communist democrat hollyweed film makers make killing
    people with a gun look kool ,fun and no problemo,they are the real ”
    gun culture ” not the average US lawful gun owner, they tell us
    hundreds of teenagers are killed each
    year by gun violence, but they they dont tell us 90% are black and
    Hispanic teenage gang members gunning each other down to protect their
    drug turf .
    The progressive / communist democrat parents whose ”family values ”
    are in the toilet, have adopted life like 3D killer video games as
    their new baby sitters …they just dont get it ……ITS NOT THE GUNS !!
    ITS THE MORALE LESS SOCIETY THE PROGRESSIVE / COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS
    HAVE FOUGHT TO CREATE !!!
    Bolshevik obama supporter bruce springsteen called for the shooting
    of all the the 1%ers in his new album and the hollyweed obama
    supporters promote gun violence daily with their shoot em and kill em
    all films …but we cant touch that ,thats our Freedom of Speech, our First Amendment
    right, so what do they do ? they do the second best thing … they go
    after the Second Amendment. the simple minds of progressive /
    communist democrats will ,with a gun if necessary ,defend to their
    death their First Amendment rights…… but they dont believe in “We the Peoples”
    Second Amendment rights,
    its Bolshevik obamas core supporters that have created this society !!!
    ,
    they are the problem , not guns
    I wonder how many rounds a determined killer with a back pack full of
    loaded 5 round clips can get off before the cops show up ?

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