Tucker Carlson: Gun Control Is Not About Guns, It’s About Who Controls America

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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson cut right to the core of the gun control issue in his opening monolog on Thursday. Regardless of all the chatter, it’s not about the guns he tells viewers. “It’s about who controls America.”

Earlier in the day, President Joe Biden had delivered a speech announcing a series of executive orders his administration hopes will reduce the so-called “gun violence public health epidemic.” I suppose it won’t be long before CDC Director Rochelle Walensky adds this to her list of new public health threats as she did with racism last week, but I digress.

(Note: The “Biden-Harris” Administration’s six initiatives are outlined on their website here.)

Biden told his audience, “Nothing I’m about to recommend impinges on the Second Amendment. There are phony arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights at stake, for what we’re talking about. No Amendment to the Constitution is absolute.”

That’s not what the Constitution tells us. The right to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.” Carlson said that “according to Joe Biden, that’s not an absolute right, despite what the text says. No, that right is subject to his approval and his interpretation. Joe Biden is in charge of the Constitution now. Joe Biden defines its terms.”

And, just as the President had lied about what was actually in the Georgia voting reform bill two weeks ago, he lied about current gun laws. Biden said that firearms purchased at gun shows were exempt from background checks and that gun manufacturers have total immunity against lawsuits. Both statements are false.

“Almost nothing Biden said was true. … It was a speech meant to mislead rather than to inform,” Carlson said. In fact, he noted, “The places in this country that have the most guns and the loosest controls on those guns also have the least gun violence and the fewest killings.”

The most powerful part of Carlson’s monolog is this:

Anyone who tries to restrict your legally owned firearms is not trying to make America safer. The point is to disarm you and strip you of your autonomy, your power, your right to self-defense. Gun control is not about guns. Gun control is about who controls America. Is it the population, as in a democracy, or does all control go to a small group of authoritarians, as in an oligarchy? Those are the stakes in the gun control debate. It’s not about guns, it’s about who runs the country.

Carlson discussed Biden’s ban on “stabilizing braces” which are “used by target shooters to hold heavy firearms” and owned by “up to 40 million law-abiding Americans.”

They play zero role in the murder epidemic now underway in our cities. Under Biden’s order, every one of those people will have to alert federal authorities and pay hundreds of dollars in fines for the crime of owning a harmless piece of plastic that was legal yesterday. If they don’t comply, Joe Biden’s federal authorities can drag them off in handcuffs, seize their property, and charge them with a felony.

So with a single stroke of a pen, Joe Biden just turned tens of millions of overwhelmingly Republican voters into criminals. Is it starting to make sense now? Think about that for a minute and you’ll begin to understand why the Democratic Party is so focused on what they call “weapons of war.” You might know them as semiautomatic, small-caliber sporting rifles that normal people use for hunting and target shooting and home defense.

He questions the Biden Administration’s focus on rifles, because pistols are used in the majority of homicides in the country. Citing 2019 FBI data, he said that of the 10,258 homicides that year, less than 500 involved rifles. “So criminals don’t use rifles. They’re not concealable. Maybe that’s why, in fact, more people were murdered with knives than with rifles.”

So if you actually cared about making the country safer and keeping people from getting murdered, you would target handguns in big cities. That’s where the murders are. That’s where the violence is. But the Biden administration is doing the opposite of this, the mirror image of this. The Biden administration is letting big city criminals go. People who use guns for violence are walking out of jail. And instead, the Biden administration is using the full force of government to disarm peaceful voters in zip codes that voted for Donald Trump. It is that simple.

Biden announced that he wants to ban what he called “assault weapons.” He was speaking about the AR 15, the single most popular sporting rifle in America. So the question is: If we banned so-called assault weapons, would the country become safer? We don’t need to guess about the answer because we tried this before under Bill Clinton. For ten full years, we banned assault rifles and then, by law, the Department of Justice studied the effects. Once that ban expired in 2004, gun homicides fell in almost every major city (again, you can look this up). So policies like this one are unhinged from reality, to put it gently.

Biden also introduced his nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), David Chipman. I posted here about comments Chipman had made on social media which are certain to set off alarm bells among Republican senators.

Carlson believes Chipman is “a conspiracy nut.” Chipman was an ATF special agent at the time of the 1993 Waco Siege and had been involved in the operation. Yet he wrote on social media site Reddit that Branch Davidian members had shot down government helicopters, which wasn’t true. They had shot at the three helicopters, but none were shot down. Nor was anyone aboard those helicopters wounded.

In another Reddit post, Chipman wrote: “While at ATF, I conducted studies involving people who failed background checks to determine how many later committed crimes with a gun—many did. This is a perfect opportunity to arrest people before committing crimes rather than responding after the fact.”

Carlson repeated the words, “Arrest people before committing crimes.” He said, “That’s a new concept in American law, though the Chinese are highly familiar with it.”

So, it’s all about power, as is everything else this administration has thrust upon us in the last three months. They don’t even try to conceal it. We just have to hope that enough Americans who voted for Biden in November are concerned enough about the Democrats’ massive power grab to do something about it. The American people will speak in 2022 and if they make the right decision, the insanity will stop. Unfortunately, this administration already has and will continue to inflict enormous damage on the country.

Media Blatantly Misreported the Atlanta Mass Murder Story; FBI Director Admits Race Wasn’t a Factor

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On Tuesday, a clearly disturbed 21-year-old white male killed eight women at three Atlanta-area massage parlors. Because six of those women were of Asian ethnicity, the media collectively and immediately began reporting this mass murder as the latest “hate crime” to be committed by a white supremacist against Asian Americans.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, who were to make a stop in Atlanta on Friday on their “Help is here” tour to promote their boondoggle of COVID relief package, abandoned their original purpose and instead devoted the visit to lecture the American people about racism.

Biden allowed “President Harris” to do the talking. “These facts are clear,” she said. “Six out of the eight people killed on Tuesday night were of Asian descent. Seven were women. The shootings took place in businesses owned by Asian Americans. The shootings took place as violent hate crimes and discriminations against Asian Americans has [sic] risen dramatically over the last year…”

She couldn’t resist taking a shot at former President Donald Trump for what she wants us to believe is his role in this crime.

“Racism is a real in America. And it has always been. Xenophobia is real in America and always has been…The last year we’ve had people in positions of incredible power scapegoating Asian Americans. People with the biggest pulpits spreading this kind of hate,” Harris said.

For the repellent Nicolle Wallace over at MSNBC, there was no doubt this was a hate crime against Asian Americans. “I just keep thinking of that domestic terror alert warning we got shortly after the insurrection. It warned us that until the end of April, we’d be living under the threat of domestic violence extremism from a combination of White supremacists, militias and extremists who are angry about both the election results because of Donald Trump’s big lie and the COVID restrictions. I wonder if you can speak to the intersection of that group we were warned about publicly [Trump supporters] and the targeting of Asian Americans.”

On Thursday night, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson devoted his opening monolog to the left’s campaign to make this a hate crime. (Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to view.)

David Leebron, the president of Rice University in Texas, Carlson told viewers, “immediately issued a statement that got key facts about the killings completely wrong, not that facts were the point of the statement. The point was making that sure everyone understood the political lesson.”

Leebron declared that, “The deliberate use of such terms as ‘the China virus’ to foster bigotry has played a significant role. … Sadly and predictably, this escalation of racially-based hatred has led to violence.”

“Leebron is telling us it was all entirely predictable,” Carlson explained, “because once you describe a Chinese virus as Chinese, people are naturally going to start murdering Korean women. You could have seen that coming.”

Next, it was Harvard’s turn to get involved. Harvard administrators issued a statement which said, “For the past year, Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been blamed for the pandemic.”

“Once again,” Carlson notes, “if you dare note that the novel coronavirus came from Wuhan, a mentally ill sex addict is certain to shoot up a brothel in Atlanta.”

He reminded us that Harvard has “publicly admitted” denying “admission to Asian students precisely because they are Asian.” They were forced to do so after they’d been caught.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki hopped on board the freight train. She told reporters, “You know, I think there’s no question that some of the damaging rhetoric that we saw during the prior administration, blaming — you know, calling COVID, you know, the ‘Wuhan virus’ or other things led to, you know, perceptions of the Asian-American community that are inaccurate, unfair…”

After the shooter, Robert Long, was caught, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference. Captain Jay Baker told reporters, “The suspect did take responsibility for the shootings. He said that early on, once we began the interviews with him. He claims that these, and as the chief said, this is still early, but he does claim that it was not racially motivated. He apparently has an issue, what he considers sex addiction, and sees these locations as something that allows him to go to these places, and it’s a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate.”

Carlson reviews the facts:

So the police took a long and detailed statement from Robert Long, and to restate, here’s what they found: Long immediately confessed to the crimes. But while he admitted to committing multiple murders — a death penalty offense in the state of Georgia — Long denied having any racial motivation. Instead, he told police he had a sex addiction and an “issue with porn,” and that he shot up massage parlors in an effort to eliminate his own temptation to visit them.

Police arrested Long as he was heading to Florida, where he said he’d planned to kill more people in the sex industry. So, Robert Long was fixated on prostitution and pornography, and that’s why he said he committed the murders.

The next day, information came to light that seemed to confirm his story. A man called Tyler Bayless said he shared a room with Long in a Georgia rehab facility last year. Bayless was there for drugs, but Long was there for sex addiction.

“It was something that absolutely would torture him,” Bayless said. While at the facility, Long frequently relapsed and went “to massage parlors explicitly to engage in sex acts.”

Moreover, in the following audio clip, FBI Director Christopher Wray tells NPR in a Thursday interview: “And while the motive remains still under investigation at the moment, it does not appear that the motive was racially motivated.”

So how did this story immediately become about race? Because the left decided it should and would be about race.

Substack’s Andrew Sullivan wrote an especially good column on Friday about the media’s manipulation of this story headlined, “When The Narrative Replaces The News: How the media grotesquely distorted the Atlanta massacres.”

We have yet to find any credible evidence of anti-Asian hatred or bigotry in [the killer’s] history. Maybe we will. We can’t rule it out. But we do know that his roommates say they once asked him if he picked the spas for sex because the women were Asian. And they say he denied it, saying he thought those spas were just the safest way to have quick sex. That needs to be checked out more. But the only piece of evidence about possible anti-Asian bias points away, not toward it.

And yet. Well, you know what’s coming. Accompanying one original piece on the known facts, the NYT ran nine — nine! — separate stories about the incident as part of the narrative that this was an anti-Asian hate crime, fueled by white supremacy and/or misogyny. Not to be outdone, the WaPo ran sixteen separate stories on the incident as an anti-Asian white supremacist hate crime. Sixteen! One story for the facts; sixteen stories on how critical race theory would interpret the event regardless of the facts. For good measure, one of their columnists denounced reporting of law enforcement’s version of events in the newspaper, because it distracted attention from the “real” motives. Today, the NYT ran yet another full-on critical theory piece disguised as news on how these murders are proof of structural racism and sexism — because some activists say they are.

This is how it happens. It becomes a group effort. Every major mainstream media outlet reports the same story based on an agreed upon set of talking points and it gets repeated over and over again until most Americans believe it. ‘But I read it in the New York Times!’

Once a story reaches that point, it becomes nearly impossible to establish the truth, although we do try. And we won’t stop trying.

Space Force Chief Trotted Out to Attack Tucker Carlson After He Mocks ‘Maternity Flight Suits’

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Although there has always been unprincipled, self-interested individuals serving in the U.S. government, it wasn’t until the Obama Administration that corruption began to meaningfully infect the top echelons of once revered American intelligence agencies such as the FBI and the CIA.

For the most part, however, the U.S. armed forces managed to buck that trend and remained as apolitical as possible. The military was the one government institution Americans still believed in.

Following former President Donald Trump’s shock victory in 2016, we began to see military leaders openly oppose him. We recall former Defense Secretary Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis’ resignation after clashing with Trump over his December 2018 decision to withdraw troops from Syria.

In the wake of last summer’s riots in Washington, D.C., during which St. John’s church, dubbed “the Church of the Presidents,” sustained damage, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milly conspicuously apologized for participating in a political act – which was itself a political act. He had joined Trump and several other administration officials on a visit to the Church.

Milly announced, “I should not have been there. My presence in that moment and in that environment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.”

More recently, Defense Secretary Mark Esper openly defied the President as well.

President Joe Biden’s Defense Secretary Gen. Lloyd Austin III has taken the politicization of the military to new levels. Following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, he made it his mission to root out extremism inside the military.

So it really comes as no surprise that the military would trot out Space Force chief Scott Stalker to attack Fox News’ Tucker Carlson following his mockery of remarks Biden had made early last week.

Background

Addressing women in the military on International Women’s Day last Monday, Biden said: “Some of it is relatively straight forward work where we’re making good progress designing body armor that fits women properly, tailoring combat uniforms for women, creating maternity flight suits, updating requirements for their hairstyles. And some of it is going to take an intensity of purpose and mission to really change the culture and habits that cause women to leave the military.”

He added that the purpose of these efforts was to make sure that “all women feel safe and respected in our military.”

On his Tuesday night program, Carlson mocked Biden’s remarks as any thinking person would. He said, “So we’ve got new hairstyles and maternity flight suits. Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It’s a mockery of the U.S. military. … While China’s military becomes more masculine, as it’s assembled the world’s largest navy, our military needs to become, as Joe Biden says, more feminine. … The bottom line is: It’s out of control and the Pentagon’s going along with this.”

Have military leaders lost their minds? The United States is currently in crisis. We’re facing our nation’s greatest geopolitical foe, China, whose leader has made no secret of his goal of world domination and our military is wasting time and taxpayer money on hairstyles for women and maternity flight suits? How many pregnant women have you seen flying fighter jets?

We look to the military to defend us from harm. Period. So why would Biden vow to bring “an intensity of purpose and mission to really change the culture and habits” of the U.S. armed forces?

The Democrats’ obsession with identity politics should stop at the Pentagon’s door. However, Biden’s appointment of the highly partisan Lloyd Austin has all but guaranteed that the military, which had been and should have always remained apolitical, will become politicized.

This latest effort to make women in the armed forces feel more respected is as unnecessary and as transparent as Austin’s campaign to root out the domestic extremists inside of the military.

U.S. Space Command Senior Enlisted Leader Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker dismissed Carlson’s comments as “Drama TV.” He wants us all to know that he doesn’t watch cable TV either at home or in the office. Stalker continued:

I’ll remind everyone that his opinion, which he has a right to, is based off of actually zero days of service in the armed forces. Let me offer you my opinion. My opinion is based off of 28 years of service in the military. He was talking about women in the armed forces today and how it makes us less lethal and less fit and less ready. Let me tell you where he’s wrong. Those decisions were made by medical professionals, by commanders and our civilian leadership. It allows for women to have more time with their children, recuperate and get fit and ready, to take that time that is necessary that our medical professionals know is needed which actually makes us a more lethal and ready and fit force ready to fight the wars of today and the wars of tomorrow. The bottom line is that we value women in our armed forces. …

Even Stalker has to know that one doesn’t have to serve in the military to express an opinion about it. It’s worth noting that three out of the last four U.S. presidents, as Stalker puts it, had “actually zero days of service in the armed forces” too.

I have the utmost respect for the military. Two of my sons currently serve in the army. But it’s obvious to most of us that opening its door to politics will weaken it substantially.

After The New York Times and every other liberal media outlet hopped on board the Stalker train, Carlson responded in the video below. A transcription of his remarks can be read here.

Here are the highlights from Carlson’s monolog:

    • Our military is the last functional institution of any size in this country. It’s the last institution most people trust and respect. It is by far the most important. A weak military means no country. Period.
    • [We] depend on the U.S. military to protect our families and to protect the country itself. Joe Biden doesn’t see it that way. Finding the most effective military pilots — or infantry officers, or SEAL teams — is not his priority. It’s not even close to his priority. Identity politics is Joe Biden’s priority. It’s all that matters.
    • the U.S. military exists to fight and win wars. That is its only purpose. … Making people feel valued and included is a good thing, but it is not the point of the U.S. military. It cannot be the point of the U.S. military, or else we’re done.
    • For centuries, our military has been self-consciously non-partisan. In a democracy, it has to be that way. No country can survive if its armed forces become the tool of a specific political party. We know that because it happens all the time, all over the world, and the consequences are always horrifying. It has never happened here.
    • … they become hysterical because they can’t defend their own policies. When people can’t defend what they’ve done, they yell. They can’t even clearly explain what those policies are, at least publicly. So they attack.
    • You hear politicians like Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. say that it’s unpatriotic to question the Pentagon unless you’ve served in the military yourself. You haven’t earned that right. Really? Can only cops talk about police brutality? If you haven’t been elected to office, can you criticize Congress? They’re not making a real argument. They’re trying to silence dissent.
    • As Lloyd Austin hyperventilates about White supremacy, there are real threats out there, and the biggest ones continue to be ignored. Those threats aren’t in Syria or suburban Virginia, and they’re not domestic extremism, at least not right now.
    • The main threat we face, as everyone who is honest knows, is the government of China. China is ascendant. Their economy will soon outpace ours. China now has the largest navy on the planet. Why do they have that? Why did they feel the need to build it? Does that have potential consequences for us? Yes.
    • If China moved against Taiwan, how would we respond? More likely, if the Chinese decided to close international shipping lanes, it would cripple our economy. If they decided to shut down our internet, it would bring our life to a halt. If they decided to occupy Malaysia, that would be a grave concern to the world. If any of these things, or 100 other things that might take place, actually happen, what exactly would our Pentagon do about it? Can the U.S. military still win a real war? Those are the questions that matter. Those are the only questions that matter, which may be why Joe Biden wants to talk about maternity flight suits.

 

Below, Stalker has the last word.

 

Tucker Carlson Reveals Democrats’ Biggest Fear: The “Other”

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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson shined the light on the left’s biggest fear in his Thursday night opening monologue.

Absolutely everything upsets liberals, agitates them, and inflames their allergies. Nature itself is a terrifying experience for liberals because they can’t control it. It has all these sex differences and climate fluctuations. They’ll pass you on their bicycle, sporting their little paper obedience masks, struggling to breathe from oxygen deprivation, yet feeling virtuous and protected. And, of course, judging you for not wearing the uniform.

There’s nothing rational about that behavior, but you shouldn’t be surprised by it. Modern liberalism is not a coherent worldview, it’s a deeply unhappy, high-strung personality type. Wokeness is what you get when people are miserable inside.”

“When you’re a liberal, the world is a very scary place, but there is one fear that rises above all other fears in the liberal mind: The fear of ‘the other.’ Like all primitive cultures, modern liberalism is tribal. Liberals understand most of the American continent as a mysterious dark space, like a medieval map populated by drooling Trump voters and violent illiterates with extra chromosomes.

Liberals despise people like this, of course, and on some level, they know they’re hated right back. They worry that someday there will be a backlash against the people in charge, which, of course, is them. That’s their biggest fear, a peasant revolt.

In my eyes and in the eyes of many Trump supporters, the Democrats did not win the power they hold.

Although they act pretty comfortable with their newly found power, perhaps they haven’t fully convinced themselves that they came by it legitimately which is why they’re so worried it could be torn from them at any moment.

As they move forward with their plans, they know they must keep one eye on us, the peasants.

How far can we be pushed? Is there a point at which we will rise up against them? Knowing that many of us are armed, they have to worry about that.

Which may be why gun control is next on their agenda.

March 4 came and went…

So what happened? We didn’t see a single person insurrecting at the Capitol or anywhere else in the United States.

It was all just another lie, not so different from when they told us we would need troops to protect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Then, they said we would need soldiers to keep QAnon away from the impeachment trial. Then, there was today’s hysteria. Next, there will be something else. Capitol Police are now saying they will need soldiers in Washington for at least two more months.

The troops will never leave. As you probably figured out by now, the troops are in the Capitol for political reasons. They’re there to prop up the regime. If this were happening in Cameroon, our State Department would complain about it, call it “an offense against democracy.” But because it’s happening here in America, we have been slow to catch on.

This is very strange behavior for a democracy. In a democracy, leaders are supposed to rule with the consent of the governed. You would think that might have occurred to some people on Capitol Hill. If we’re this afraid of American voters, maybe something’s wrong. Maybe we’re not doing a very good job. Maybe we ought to shut up for a second and listen to the complaints of the people whose lives we control. Maybe then we wouldn’t need razor wire around the Capitol.

Apparently, no one in Washington has thought of this. Instead, they’ve convinced themselves that the only Americans who have a problem with the way things are currently going must have been brainwashed by QAnon.

Carlson tells viewers about a CBS News “60 Minutes” interview with QAnon’s spiritual leader, the fellow seen inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6 wearing the Viking horns. Carlson refers to him as “Chewbacca Guy.” His real name is Jake Angeli. He is currently being held without bail.

He was asked if he understood that his “actions on January 6 were an attack on this country,”

JAKE ANGELI: Ma’am, my actions were not an attack on this country. That is incorrect. That is inaccurate, entirely … I sang a song, and that’s a part of shamanism. It’s about creating positive vibrations in a sacred chamber. I also stopped people from stealing and vandalizing that sacred space, the Senate. I actually stopped somebody from stealing muffins out of the break room. I also said a prayer in that sacred chamber because it was my intention to bring divinity and to bring God back into the Senate.

The CBS correspondent then reminded him that, legally, he was “not allowed to be in what [he’s] calling the sacred chamber,” and asked if he considered himself a patriot.

ANGELI: That is the one very serious regret that I have, was believing that when we were waved in by police officers, that it was acceptable … I consider myself a lover of my country. I consider myself a believer in the Constitution. I consider myself a believer in truth and our founding principles. I consider myself a believer in God.

So, Chewbacca Guy sang a song, then he spread some good vibes, then he waved at the officers in the Capitol and they waved back. That is the kind of thing that can happen in a country where QAnon shamans are allowed to roam the streets.

Carlson then switches gears.

On MSNBC Wednesday, Joe Scarborough said, “We will get further and further away from this event, but it will never change the fact that Josh Hawley was responsible for these deaths that occurred on Capitol Hill, for this act of insurrection, the worst insurrection by domestic terrorists in U.S. history into our government.”

What did Josh Hawley do? Well, he voted, as senators sometimes do. It was amusing that this came from, of all people, Joe Scarborough. But it’s an age of irony. We’re used to it by now.

So, the peasants who support former President Donald Trump, Chewbacca Guy Jake Angeli, and Sen. Josh Hawley, the Republican senator from Missouri who doesn’t quite believe the election results and had hoped to verify them; we are all “the others.” It’s the great unwashed v. the liberal elite, the enlightened ones.

Watch the whole monologue.