Hi, my name is AR-15. Some of you know me, but many more of you know of me — through the media. But you may not know the real me.
I’m that cool, sleek-looking black gun you’ve seen profiled by the press. They put me in newspapers and on TV, showing my picture as if it’s a mug shot, even though I’ve never committed a crime. Oh, bad people have at times used (and abused) me to do bad things, but not really that often; as even The New York Timesadmitted in 2014, firearms such as me — which that paper and others call “assault weapons” — are only used in two percent of gun crimes (most are perpetrated with handguns).
Upon hearing about a military veteran hauled away by soldiers for mentioning God, you might expect the story to be out of Shanghai, Beijing, or Tianjin. But the incident in question today is all the more outrageous because it occurred here in the USA — at Travis Air Force Base near Fairfield, California.
It was exactly what the mainstream media wanted to report: a study purporting to show that conservatives are more likely than liberals to exhibit authoritarian traits and “psychoticism,” which researchers said amounted to being “uncooperative, hostile, troublesome,… socially withdrawn, [and] manipulative.”
Except that the study actually showed precisely the opposite.
And in January — four years after the study was conducted — the researchers issued what Powerline recently called “The Epic Correction of the Decade.”
There was no guarantee Frank Stelmach would talk to me. The owner of Double Tap Shooting Range and Gun Shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he’d been featured in an anti-AR-15 article written by Gersh Kuntzman (shown) of New York’s Daily News. And Stelmach sounded none too happy hearing from yet another journalist. “It would be nice if journalists would write what you actually say!” complained Stelmach on the phone. Concerned that this once-bitten, twice-shy man might hang up on me, I quickly chimed in, “I’m pro-gun. I’m on the other side.” Stelmach then asked, “How can I know you’re really pro-gun?” I offered to send him a number of my Second Amendment-oriented articles, and he later was kind enough to speak to me.
Stelmach was right to be wary. In the wake of the horrible Orlando massacre — in which an “AR-15-type rifle” (it was a Sig Sauer MCX, to be precise) as the media put it, was used by Muslim terrorist Omar Mateen — the Daily News has been front and center agitating against such weapons (The paper’s June 13 cover, referring to the Orlando massacre, shamelessly read “THANKS, NRA”). And it appears that Kuntzman misrepresented the gun-shop owner’s words, though perhaps not nearly as much as the News has misrepresented the firearms.
In this School of Selwyn video, I explain why prohibiting Muslim immigration is just common sense. Interesting side note: I mention the consequences of allowing one million Muslim immigrants into our country, and, lo and behold, what do I see right after uploading the video? At the very top of the Drudge Report, "OBAMA IMPORTS 1 MILLION MUSLIMS DURING PRESIDENCY." Well, leave it to Barack, huh?
By all accounts, Charles Rhoads, Jr. was an excellent worker. After 30-plus years of employment at SPX Flow Technology’s site in Rochester, New York, he was an experienced man who'd been promoted and enjoyed excellent performance reviews. But that didn’t stop SPX from unceremoniously firing him last year — after he expressed opposition to faux marriage.
The problems began on April 20, 2015, when the dutiful Rhoads approached a subordinate, named Craig Tyler, who was engaging in a non-business conversation after his break time had ended — Tyler and another worker were on a phone viewing pictures from the latter’s faux wedding. Instead of simply resuming work, however, Tyler asked Rhoads if he wanted to see the pictures. After Rhoads declined, he says that Tyler “accused me of personally disliking the employee who was in a gay marriage.” Defending himself, Rhoads, a believing Christian, stated that the worker was a “likable person but marriage was from God and not from the politics of man,” reports Rhoads. He again expressed his disinterest in seeing the pictures, and Tyler departed in a huff.
In an unprecedented move, an Oregon judge has allowed a so-called “transgender” man to legally change his sex from female (he had previously been allowed to choose female) to “non-binary.” It’s newsworthy enough to have made it to Drudge, but even that fact doesn’t do justice to the grave threat presented by Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Amy Holmes Hehn’s ruling.
I’ll cut to the chase. Even if you accept the legitimacy of “transgender” status (more on this later), here’s what must be understood:
Psychologists and transgender activists do not say “sex” and “gender” are synonymous.
By now, many of you have heard about the horrific jihadist attack at a homosexual bar in Orlando, Florida, a terrorist act that has left more than 50 dead. The Muslim killer is identified as Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, who was born to Afghan parents. We'll see how the media spin this — it's a good bet they'll try to make the narrative about gun control and garden-variety "homophobia" as much as possible — but was this not predictable? I've often cited the German study, involving 45,000 youth, that shows that increasing religiosity makes Christian youth less violent, but Muslim youth more violent. This is because, you relativists, not all religions are equal. Islam is the religion of pieces. And you'll be left in pieces unless the West gets in touch with reality — fast.
This attack is just the latest Exhibit A for why we need to halt Muslim immigration. The purpose of immigration is to benefit the host country. If it doesn't have that effect — and today's immigration doesn't — it should not happen.
The Conservative Treehouse has some excellent reporting on the Orlando terrorist act. It was the first site I saw that could actually name the Muslim terrorist. And, among other things, the Treehouse tells us that Mateen was a registered Democrat (surprise, surprise), though now he should only be voting once in November, for he is deceased.
You can read all of the Treehouse's reportage here.
“Sorry, you don’t get a spot in the finals of the girls’ race, young lady — the boy gets that.” Of course, it wasn’t quite put that way in the recent 2016 Alaska State Track Championships. Instead, Nattaphon Wangyot, a Thai-born — and boy-born — runner, is referred to with feminine pronouns by writers who talk about how wonderful it is that he’s being “true to himself.” But the objective reality remains the same: Last Friday, a boy competed with girls and took spots that otherwise would have gone to females.
Welcome to the Brave New World of bold faux girls.