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Gun Culture Exhibit I: Know Thy Enemy, Know Thyself

Posted: December 23, 2015 in 1984 Goldsteins, American gun culture, Amerikan Empire, Amerikan university scam, annihilation, Antonio Gramsci, battles, bigotry, civil-disobedience, class, Communism, conflict, continual war, corporate media, counter-hegemonic blocs, courage, cultural formations, cultural power, cultural roots, culture, decline and fall, defeat, drafted armies, entrapments, Europe, extermination, faking mobilizations, Fascists, following orders, freedom, genocide, Gramscian political process, gun confiscations, gun owners, guns, hegemonic alliances, hegemonic blocs, hegemony, historical blocs, history, honor, hoplophobia, human condition, humanity, hypocrites, ideologies, incendiary language, incessant political agitation, incitement to violence, intellectuals, Italy, liberty, liquidation, mainstream corporate media, Marxists, mass mobilizations, mass murder, name calling, national culture, national popular movements, Neo-Marxists, optimism of the will, organic intellectuals, permanent war, politial actions, political action, political alliances, political allies, political attacks, political blogs, political calumny, political crises, political defeat, political diversity, political enemies, political engagements, political ideas, political killings, political manipulations, political masters, political methods, political mobilizations, political movements, political onslaught, political opposition, political power, political reaction, political strengths, political struggle, political tactics, political triumph, political truths, political warfare, political weaknesses, politics, propaganda, radicals, revolutionaries, right to self-defense, slavery, social classes, socio-economic elites, Sun Tzu, surrender, tenured cowards, The Art of War, the modern world, the State, Thomas Paine, trench warfare, tyrannical laws, tyranny, United States of America, university administrators, university professors, victory, violence, virtue, war, war of attrition, war of maneuver, war of position, warfare, warriors, weakening the will, WW I
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“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” Sun Tzu, ancient Chinese intellectual, 544-496 BCE

Sun Tzu once again wrote the truth. The warrior has to truly understand his or her enemies – and his or her own weaknesses.

This method also applies a full understanding of the enemy’s total world views, reading their articles and books, and especially, and most importantly, getting inside their minds.

This method fully understands their tactics, and so we will stay ready for their coming affronts. The most important questions revolve around: why do they hate us so much, and why do they want to exterminate us physically? Our enemies have operated a continual war against us.

We can look at their social class backgrounds. They represent mostly high socio-economic elites, and they tend to work in the fields of state media propaganda, government-union bureaucracies, state mandatory education, software corporations, and corporate entertainment media. Note where they live, such as urban enclaves in high-priced sections of town with gated communities, or doormen, elevator men, or armed security.

Smart observers will analyze their cultural formations, which often represent university-college trained ideologies. We could even scrutinize their cultural tastes, such as preferring to dine out in restaurants rather than cook their own meals, frequenting certain ‘hipster’ hangouts, such as expensive bars, clubs with lots of synthetic drug use, and attending gigs of certain genres of music.

These observations relate to intensively doing our research. We will not only know our enemies, we will even be able to think like them.

That first part is not hard to do. But knowing thyself is a lot harder to perform. The reasons are that we must face ourselves with total and complete honesty. We have to look at ourselves from a distance, as if some casual onlookers just spotted us at a remote position, and then we can critique our faults. We ought to know our weaknesses, and like other social-cultural groups in the United States, we do have glaring weaknesses.

Before pointing out America’s gun culture weaknesses, we first need to understand the political practices of hegemony, national popular movements, organic intellectuals, historical blocs, war of position, war of maneuver, and optimism of the will.

These political practices come from the writings of the Italian Communist intellectual, Antonio Gramsci, 1891-1937 AD. The Italian Fascists murdered the guy through criminal neglect in prison, but his political methods eventually transformed the Italian Communist Party into the most powerful Communist Party outside of the Warsaw Pact after WWII.

I would like to thank my Neo-Marxist tenured professors within the Amerikan university education system for teaching me these occult arts in manipulating political power. Many Americans wonder why Amerikan universities are such Left-wing madhouses. Administrator, six figure salary bureaucrats now run these scam stations, and they are more corrupt than most union boss officials. Most concernedly, our political enemies, inclusive of Amerikan university administrators, have been using these political tactics against us.

Gramsci took his political ideas from the combat tactics of WW I in Europe, with its mass mobilizations of drafted armies, trench warfare and technology efficiency in destroying human life. Gramsci applied such military tactics to the furtive arts of political alliances and to the political engagement of total defeat and no surrender.

Hegemony is simply the art of maintaining strong political alliances, often containing contradictory ideologies, transformed into a powerful force of action. Gramsci understood that hegemonic political action has the potential to block state hegemonic alliances, and even overthrow them. The Fasciste movement in 1920s Italy did just this.

American gun owners are a diverse group, such as hunters that like to eat fresh meat, sports shooters, self-defense trainers, gun store employees, military veterans, ex-cops, small business owners that run businesses in rough neighborhoods, trailer living people that like to shoot metal in the deserts.

We also have lots of other different people within our cultural salad, inclusive of lots of women, gays and lesbians, Muslim Americans, Anarchists, bikers, Jewish Americans, Atheists, Evangelical Christians, African-Americans, Latino-Americans, tattoo-piercing artists, sex workers and artist musicians. Yet, our political enemies often portray us as a fringe group of politically reactionary, overweight, older white men with genetically attached baseball caps and a bad wardrobe style.

National popular movements are political hegemonic movements that successfully become integrated within the national culture. Some good historical-ideological examples, within American political history, have represented: Jacksonian Democracy, Manifest Destiny, The Cause of the Southland-Dixieland, Abolitionism, The Gospel of Wealth, The Temperance-Prohibition Movement, Federalism, Constitutional Law, Environmentalism, Public School Education, The American Economic Dream, Racialism-Eugenics, The Black Liberation Struggle, Populism, The Big Stick Policy, The Labor Movement, Second Wave Feminism, Multiculturalism and Progressivism.

American gun culture holds profound and deep roots within American culture and history – and it will always stay that way. Our strong cultural power inside of the United States means that our political enemies are desperately trying to dislodge us from our privileged cultural position. Even with such a privileged cultural position, Gramsci learned from the aftermath of WW I that a strong cultural-political hegemonic alliance can dislodge and defeat the strongest national-cultural affinities. Like the human condition, culture changes and morphs into absurd newer creations.

Historical blocs are the different national popular movements that make up hegemonic political alliances. They are important because, in Gramsci’s own words, they are organic, meaning they spring from the cultural roots of the country. The political leaders are true citizens that represent the nation. Successful hegemonic alliances must have organic intellectuals as their public voices. American gun culture is definitely American. Our political-enemies however prefer to live in a more sophisticated culture, such as Europe and Australia.

The strategy for historical blocs is to transform themselves into national popular movements. Next, they must form powerful hegemonic blocs or counter-hegemonic blocs of political alliances in order to completely seize political power – and ultimately destroy their political enemies.

The first strategy is the War of Position, where the political movement uses deep political tactics against its ideological enemies, such as entrapments, faking mobilizations, incendiary language, incessant political agitation, continual propaganda outlay, and ultimately, incitement to violence.

All of these political tactics work in that they eventually weaken the will of the enemy to respond adequately, since the political opposition has to continually defend its positions, representing the War of Attrition. Eventually the beaten down opposition must either fortify itself, close off its gaps, and slowly decline and fall for final liquidation, or it must surrender gradually to the political onslaught, and ultimately become the tribute paying slaves of their new masters.

Gramsci referred to this end game for political victory, which is always violent, as the War of Maneuver. All successful hegemonic blocs must first utilize the War of Position, and then when achieving some cultural power in the nation, move into the War of Maneuver.

Ultimately, Gramsci encapsulated his most famous phrase, Pessimism of the Spirit; optimism of the Will. Gramsci insinuated through this statement that the Communist or Radical inside of the War of Position must reject any spiritual or religious morality.

Instead, the United Left has to replace such weak sentiments with a continual and untiring political struggle, or political warfare, against the Enemy. In fin, the revolutionaries have to seize political power in order to physically annihilate the Enemy. Modern history has shown the way in successfully using the Gramscian political process.

America’s Gun Culture is now facing such a War of Position – and our political enemies have learned the same Gramscian political tactics from their own Neo-Marxist tenured professors that they studied under. The Neo-Marxist tenured cowards have taught in the Amerikan university system for over a generation. Hopefully, we can now see where both our weaknesses and strengths lie.

As gun owners we must avoid contributing our writings to hard right-wing blogs that spout non-stop bigotry, often against the corporate media’s new hate targets: Muslims, and we should stop supporting pro-war/pro-US Military articles, which yell for more violence, revenge killings, bombings, genocide and mass murder.

While those right-wing political blogs will often attack the mainstream corporate media, they always echo chamber their 1984 Goldsteins of the Year, such as ‘Radical Islam.’ We don’t particularly like the outrageous fulminations coming from the ‘hoplophobes,’ so why do we collaborate with the rants of Islamophobes, homophobes or negrophobes?

Just because those political blogs often feature pro-gun articles does not mean they are our political allies. These hard right-wing blogs often belong to other hegemonic blocs. When we contribute to their rants and bile, we fall into our political enemies entrapment strategies.

The corporate mainstream media will once again picture us as ignorant, white racist, right-wing kooks. And always remember after the Sandy Hook Mythology Movement – many of those same hard right-wingers joined with their supposed progressive political enemies calling for gun restrictions.

We possess guns because we believe in the natural right to self-defense for all of humanity – including for our political enemies. We reject cowardice and stand upon the code of honor. We will never surrender to tyranny and we value our liberty.

This does not mean that we find guns sexy or even beautiful. Guns, like all weapons, are tools for extermination. We only use weapons as a last resort against any agitated wild animal, criminal attacker, or tyrannical invasion force, ready to physically harm us, our family, or our good friends. All of humanity has the right to defend themselves from violent attacks.

Most Americans are with us on this point, including many young urban hipsters, with pseudo-Leftist politics, who don’t know us, and who probably don’t any guns. Let us celebrate our diversity of differing political ideologies and backgrounds – yet united in our eternal virtues of courage, honor and gentleness.

The gun confiscators’ preferred method in dislodging America’s gun culture from the core of American cultural identity is through extreme, cowardly name calling. They commonly refer to us as terrorists, gun nuts and enablers of mass murder, and some have even called for outright, mass gun confiscation and snitching to the cops when we open carry. This is another war of position tactic.

We will simply reply to their calumny that they are gross hypocrites and lazy cowards: while they hate guns for us, they love guns for the cops and the military, which often target the poor, and the people who can’t fight back around the world. They rant for gun confiscations, yet they want the regular police officers and the enlisted military soldiers to bear the burdens of such a national confiscation, or having to detain open carriers.

Our most formidable weapons, which will carry out the defeat of their War of Position, is our knowledge of history. Educated Americans know about the Revolutionary War for Independence, the Civil War-War Between the States, John Brown’s Raid, WW I & II, and the Wild West Frontier. Guns entered all of those conflicts.

Tyrannical Laws never deserve the respect of a free people. Courage and Honor never comply, and never will we just follow orders. We didn’t come into this Earth to die as slaves.

Thomas Paine, the American radical wrote in his political pamphlet, The Crisis No. 1, (1776), These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph…”

We stand upon this truth. We remain within our hallowed ground, well inside American national culture. Whatever War of Positions the Enemy thrusts against us, we shall not surrender.

We respect honor, they do not. They are cowards, we are not. Never forget this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gun Culture Exhibit H: Know Thy Enemy

Posted: October 22, 2015 in 1960s, 1970s, African-americans, American Black population, Amerikan Empire, Amerikan imperial invasions, Amerikan police forces, Amerikan University Scam system, anti-gun owners, anti-gunners, Black Panthers, brutal decrees, capital, City Hall, Civil War, college educated, coporate TV media, cops, corporate media, corporate vocabulary, corrupt laws, cowardice, cultural capital, cultural influence, Democractic Party Machine, despotism, dictatorship, dishonor, economic poverty, education experts, elite mobs, elite snobs, empire, European sophistication, general population, government, gun confiscations, gun control, gun free zones, gun owners, gun ownership, gun prohibition, gun registrations, gun registries, gun rights, guns, hate, hipsters, historical truths, history, Hollywood Entertainment Industry, honor, hypocrisy, ignorance, imprisonment, intellectual expert opinions, Leftists, legal dope, legal immunities, Liberal ruled American states, lockdowns, love of the State, lynch mob injustice, military, monopoly, monopoly of gun ownership, municipal governments, New York City, open carry, physical annihilation, physical extermination, police terror, political adversaries, political agenda, political corruption, political deception, political enemies, political opportunists, political tactics, political-economic elites, politicians, population, psycho quacks, psychotropic meds, public mass shootings, Republican Party Machine, right to self-defense, rural backwater, Sandy Hook Mythology Event, Second Amendment, spurious laws, state criminality, state governments, state gradualism, state media propagandists, state murder, state repression, state terrorism, state veneration, sudden cop attacks, Sullivan Law, Sun Tzu, Tammany Hall Democratic hack machine, tenured cowardly professors, The Art of War, the State, tyranny, unending war, university administrators, unpeople, urban enclaves, urban sophisticates, US Constitution, US federal government, war, warfare, Washington D.C., wealth, white supremacy, world history
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Company CEOs arrive at the White House in Washington, October 2, 2013, for a meeting of the Financial Services Forum with U.S. President Barack Obama. Pictured are (L-R) Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, Robert Benmosche, president and CEO of American International Group (AIG), Keith Sherin, chairman and CEO of GE Capital, and Douglas Flint, group chairman of HSBC Holdings.REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

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Sun Tzu, the Daoist intellectual of sixth-century BCE China, stated that all warfare bases itself on deception. He was correct during that period of world history – and this truth still reigns over contemporary times.

How long must us gun owners have to bear attacks against our honor every time a disturbed young man on psychotropic meds shoots people in a gun free zone? Yet immediately after each shooting, the same public figures jump into the media warpath against us. They never attack the psycho quacks that first administered the legal dope. And it is always the same cabal of gun owner haters every time.

They might lie and say that they hate the guns, but they are dishonest and dishonorable. They don’t seem to hate the fact that Amerikan police forces carry guns, where they regularly murder citizens inside of the Empire – with full legal immunities.

They don’t mind when their political heroes send the US military across the globe, and then  legally murder ‘the unpeople’ who dare to defend their nations against imperial invasions. So why do these ‘anti-gunners’ specifically target us, and why have they declared a most torrid media war against us?

One hundred years ago in the United States, there was no ‘gun control movement.’ Gun control actually meant the proper hand control of both pistols and rifles. Gun control codes did happen however. They implied state and municipal governments prohibiting certain dangerous classes or people in owning weapons.

The first gun control decrees in the United States sprang from the system of white supremacy, which meant making gun ownership very difficult for the severely oppressed Black population. Lynch mob terror could not work effectively with a heavily armed African-American population standing around.

There was a very good reason that the Black Panthers openly walked with their loaded rifles during the 1960s. For them, it meant literal survival against both state and federal police terror – always ready to exterminate them. And they were right. How many Panthers ended their short lives murdered through sudden cop attacks or through the inhumane Amerikan legal injustice system?

The first modern city-wide gun control effort started in that fetid swamp of political corruption – New York City. The time was the 1890s, and the mayor, Tommy Sullivan, a local mobster-politico, from the Tammany Hall Democratic hack machine, pushed in the first gun control law which is still on the books today, called the Sullivan Law.

This legislation runs totally against the Second amendment of the US Constitution. Yet, the federal government has given that city complete legal privileges in snubbing its nose against the said constitution. Since the Sullivan Law, NYC City Hall has continued to implement spurious laws and outrageous decrees. Meanwhile, the City’s Police Department holds the monopoly on gun ownership. This is the current goal of the US government in Washington D.C.

Our enemies represent the US federal government, mostly found in the Democratic Party Machine, but there exist many other traitors on the other side, well inside the Republican Party Machine.

Remember the state mythology event of Sandy Hook. Some notable Republicans and Conservatives began to publicly call for limitations on the right to own guns. Those political opportunists will easily call for guns confiscations again. Copying the federal crooks, state and municipal governments will also call for gun confiscations – if they feel that a good amount of the regional population loses its legitimate consent of the governing elites. The politicians have never been, nor are they now – our friends.

Our most formidable enemies fester in the corporate TV media, from FOX to MSNBC, from CNN to CBS. Why does the corporate TV media hate American gun owners?

The people who work and hold good jobs in news entertainment are not journalists. They are state propagandists for the Amerikan Empire. They love cops and military officers, but they hate regular Americans who carry weapons. Those ignorant, yet college educated, cabals enjoy denigrating the average American.

The pseudo-sophisticated media types live and multiply in urban enclaves with doormen, elevator men, or with armed security that patrol their apartment complexes. Anyone who wants to defend his or herself is simply a paranoid hick sitting on a porch in a rural backwater.

The next round of hypocrites represents the Industry, meaning the Hollywood Entertainment Industry. Those sanctimonious elites enjoy making movies with lots of bad gun fights and gun murders – but that doesn’t stop them from encouraging gun confiscations. Most Hollywood Industry producers, writers, directors and talent stars seem to represent the public cheerleaders against American gun owners.

The Amerikan University Scam system is another menacing opponent against gun owners. Most university administrators and tenured cowardly professors, who work like dogs under the administrators, regularly lambast and denigrate American gun owners.

Almost all American colleges and universities are gun free zones. Yet, all campus police forces publicly carry high-powered, semi-automatic pistols! I have never heard a cowardly professor openly complain about university police carrying firearms.

Corrupt politicians, corporate media hacks, Hollywood bosses, university admins and tenured professor cowards all share one aspect in common. They all worship and love the State. The State is their cultural collaborator, their legal protector when under scrutiny, and their backup, economic support, when the economy falls apart.

The political-economic American elites who consider themselves ‘education experts’ also want gun confiscations. It bothers them that a low-class, American loser still has the right to buy a rifle. All American elites hold genuine concerns about the coming Civil War.

These snobs and elite mobs also hate gun owners because they mostly live in urban communities that do not suffer from the blights of economic poverty. They don’t have to worry about muggings once they walk out their front doors.

Political-economic elites think that they uphold the cultural standards of ‘sophistication.’ It bothers them that America is not like London and Paris. Gun ownership is definitely not on their agenda. Spacious art gallery openings, classical music orchestras, jazz concertos, visiting eclectic restaurants, wine bars, and public lectures on geo-politics are cool.

Plinking with friends in the desert is not cool. According to them, America’s gun owners are rural, pathetic, ignorant, right-wing duped, trailer trash, ‘Philistines.’ Those cretins are an embarrassment to their urbane European friends.

Our enemies do not possess guns, nor do they know how to use them – but they are very powerful opponents because they possess the power of cultural capital. Cultural capital signifies a good amount of cultural influence over the general population.

Our elites control the outlay of media images, common corporate vocabulary, and they hold a monopoly on intellectual, expert opinions within the United States. Yes, every time another public shooting takes place, those haters will immediately go on the offensive against gun owners. They also have lots of capital, (money), to fund their schemes. Most ominously, they have the Amerikan Empire, (the US Government), in their corner – all of which includes both political parties.

Eventually, the US government will institute gun confiscations, and they have already hinted at such tactics, often using the example of Australia. The registering of weapons, which is the first stage of confiscations, has already commenced in the dictatorial, Liberal ruled states of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and California.

How do we fight such threatening adversaries meanwhile? As these dissemblers write their long and winded anti-gun owner columns in the corporate and Liberal-Leftist blogs, so we must expose their hypocrisy in the fact that these groups love the cops and military who have complete rights in not only carrying guns – but using them on all enemies foreign and domestic.

We have our own blogs on the Internet, so we can ignore their epidemics on the corporate media websites. The more writing we compose on the sacred rights to self-defense, from all and any physical attacks, the more honorable and intelligent readers will support our struggle. Our state-venerating antagonists would like nothing better than to see the US government physically annihilate all gun owners.

They have already declared an unending war against us since the 1970s. They move, react and proliferate under the state’s methods of gradualism, or step by step repressive decrees. First, gun registries, next, gun confiscations, and ultimately, lockdowns, imprisonment, and even physical extermination. Always remember this appalling historical truth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gun Culture Exhibit F: Gun Store Etiquette

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Buying a gun represents a one-time purchasing process. You are literally buying a gun for life. The buying of firearms is very different from purchasing the common, GMO crap found at the local supermarket – no matter what the Amerikan hack politicians say. And, the buying of firearms in the United States is not easier than buying regular garden equipment, or any other important supplies for daily living. The purchase of a metal shooting piece is a long drawn-out process. The reason for all of this process is permanence. Once you buy that gun, it should stay with you forever – unless you find yourself in a tight legal situation where you have to relinquish your firearm.

Out west, my first forays into the gun store world revolved around checking for the weapons that the sellers had in stock. I would later revisit the store, browsing for the right weapons that fit my medium to small hands. I always had an idea beforehand about the type of weapon I had originally wanted to purchase, whether a long gun or a pistol.

Unfortunately, I have also experienced gun store bullies that push particular weapons on certain customers – such as women, or just people that don’t have the ‘gun guy’ look, such as myself. There are those few gun stores that throw out spurious information to the customers – often personal opinions mixed with aggressive salesmanship. As we say in the States: buyer beware.

There are also those naive customers that don’t know how to act inside a gun store. They want to rant on politics, or show-off their shoddy knowledge about guns and gun culture – rather than buy anything. There also exist the indiscreet ones who commit some bad faux-pas, like handle weapons and point them in the direction of everyone around them, or they try to take apart the guns to find out if they have any issues from previous users.

A few potential buyers will just say some dumb things to the sellers. They use inflammatory vocabulary or express hatreds, which puts the gun store employee in a bad position. The gun seller has to then deny the sale of a weapon to the client. There are even foolish buyers who forget that they still have unsealed felonies or very recent misdemeanors on their records. Even a recent divorce with one’s wife or a DUI can get a rejected background check for owning a weapon.

Before going into a gun store, the buyer must first understand why they truly need a weapon, and then really think it over. If they know how to safely handle a weapon, then there is particular firearm that will fit their hand and lifestyle

Does the buyer need a long rifle for hunting game, and does he or she know how to skin a buck in the wild? Or does the person own a business in a part of town that often gets dodgy late at night. There is also the question about home protection, and the even more important question concerning the people that reside inside of the house – and especially if there are kids around. Do the kids know the safety protocols and how to handle shooting?

Maybe the individual would like to carry full-time, take a CCW course, and then receive a state permit for concealed carry. Where a person lives also matters. One particular weapon works better in an urban environment over a rural one. The home owner living in the mountains might encounter angry bears or a pack of coyotes that wouldn’t mind making a dinner with the household pets.

The potential gun buyer also has to consider the deeper reasons for owning a firearm. Is it truly for personal protection, or does he or she just want to show off to friends about being a part of the American gun culture, intimidate the local ‘g fellas,’ or ‘gangstas’ down the street, or even play around at home with something really dangerous. All of the latter reasons negate owning a firearm. If the person feels comfortable learning the basic safety protocols with owning a firearm and truly understands the responsibility in owning a weapon, which also has the potential for exterminating life, then he or she is ready to purchase one.

Final considerations for owning a gun also consider the mental states of the owners. Does he or she frequently lapse into deep depressions, or they cannot control their intake of alcohol and other drugs – then the world of firearms is not for them.

Now the hard part comes along. The buyer has to find the right gun store in order to buy the right type of weapon. Living out in the western US, there are a bunch of gun stores to choose from in the region. Getting recommendations and warnings from other gun owners is a good first method. Finding the right store and avoiding the bad ones is also important – and the bad gun stores do unfortunately exist.

How do you know if you are in a bad one? If you enter a gun store and immediately the gun seller, employee, or another customer chatting with the seller, start pressuring a type of weapon on you, then you have entered a scam operation. Stop the conversation by thanking the people for their information, and walk out – never to return.

When you enter the gun shop for the first time, act the gentleman, with a good morning or good afternoon, and state what type of weapon you are looking for and the reasons. A decent gun seller will know what type of weapon would fit you, while he or she is aware about what the actual gun store has in stock.

A well-versed gun seller will show you some guns on display and will then ask you about your shooting experience, where and how you will store the gun, and will check your hand size. The seller will also factor in the size of the ammo rounds, gun locks, or in the case of pistols, the size of the holster.

The buyer should ask permission from the seller to hold the weapon. When the buyer handles the weapon, the barrel must face either up to the ceiling or down to the ground. Remember, all guns are potentially loaded –  even when on display.

The buyer needs to feel if the stock of the gun fits his or her hand well and if the weapon feels comfortable for firing. If the stock is too big, or the weapon feels too heavy, then firing the weapon will create greater hardships. The gun needs to feel comfortable and secure around one’s arms and hands.

The next questions towards the seller ought to concern the ammunition for the firearm. Is the ammunition hard to find, expensive, or does it give a heavy kickback, which makes shooting the weapon a dangerous exercise? A good gun seller will explain all the variables with each weapon on display.

The buyer has to ask the seller on how to disassemble, clean the weapon, and the safety protocols for handling such a weapon. All firearms have some type of safety mechanism near the trigger guard. A good gun seller will clearly show the general disassembly, cleaning operation and safety protocols.

Other important variables regard the weapon itself, is it new, or is it a second-hand one purchased from a private party. The buyer should inspect the barrel, action and bore for any noticeable discrepancies and check for any excessive dirtiness.

Are there any particular legal consequences within a certain state for possessing such a weapon? Is the rifle cumbersome to carry around, or does the gun safety seem too weak with a possible chance of a negligent discharge? Would a semi-automatic version of a similar model work better, or is a revolver, or even a pump-action better? Buying the right gun for the right person takes time.

Sometimes it is good to visit various gun shops and then come to a conclusion at home on how to purchase the best weapon. The decision includes pricing, quality, reviews on-line, personal fit, ease of disassembly, cleaning, and safety mechanisms.

During the handling of the firearm with the multiple questions that arise concerning the firearm, the buyer should focus solely on the weapon and its fit. Using tyrannical anti-gun vocabulary, such as ‘assault weapon,’ ‘cop killer rounds,’ or ‘mass shooting clip,’ will put the seller on the defensive, and it might make him or her stop talking to you completely and end the sale.

With each passing year, the US Federal Government, under its ATF gang, harasses more and more gun shops. Recently, under its Operation Choke Point, the US Federal Government has forced banks to stop doing business with gun shops.

All gun stores have to retain a federal license to sell weapons, called a FFL. When you use the corporate media’s gun control words inside the store, the gun store owner might think that you are either a rogue government agent, a provocateur from an anti-gun group, or more than likely, a mentally unstable individual. If a seller feels that the potential buyer would possibly act violent with the weapon, then the seller by law cannot sell the firearm to that person.

Once the buyer decides to purchase a firearm, then he or she must show their state ID, usually a driver’s license, and afterwards, fill out the firearm application form. The form asks for the general personal information of the buyer, including date of birth, race, marriage status, ID number, physical address and social security number. By law, all gun buyers must buy from a store within their own states. A person living in Wyoming cannot buy weapons in Montana.

The form also asks about any past mental imprisonment, drug-alcohol issues, criminal history, or any issues regarding divorce-visitation-child custody. If you answer yes to any of those questions, then the state background check will probably reject your application. If you have any past felonies, then ask your attorney to seal the cases, so the felonies do not show up on your check. Do this before you fill out the application. If you are nervous about filling out the application due to some past issues, or for any reason, then talk to your attorney before venturing into a gun store and filling out the application.

Once you pass your state background check and fully pay for your gun, you are now an official gun owner. Buy the right ammunition for the weapon, and any necessary accessories, such as snap caps or dummy rounds in order to practice at home.

You must also have a case to carry the gun inside, a gun lock, cleaning materials, or if necessary, a sling for a rifle, or a holster for a pistol. When you arrive home with your weapon, open the case, find the user’s guide and manual, read all of it, and put the gun away. You own a singular tool that with regular safety, practice and cleaning, will both accompany you and protect you for the rest of your life.