Honor, racism, service rifles and assault weapons: One blac

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  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

    From VCDL Alert:

    24. Honor, racism, service rifles and assault weapons: One black cop's view

    A no-nonsense, hard-hitting blog by a black officer to his fellow
    officers on supporting our Second Amendment rights.

    Although long, this should be required reading in police academies.
    While I would be shocked if the comments below would apply to any of
    the police officers on this VA-Alert list, I'll bet they all know at
    least one fellow officer who should read it:


    Honor, racism, service rifles and assault weapons: One black cop's view
    Posted in Liberty Rant by R Lee Wrights on October 6th, 2007
    by Henry "Snake" Bowman

    "Well, you Sons of Bitches, now you know how I feel!"
    -General George S. Patton

    You may not like what I'm going to say here, but the First Amendment
    is still in effect (at the time of the time of this writing) so I'm
    going to exercise my right to rant: Prepare to get your feathers

    If you are a uniformed Police Officer of any rank and do not fully,
    and honorably support the pre-existing God given rights enumerated in
    the 2nd Amendment, you are a disgrace to your Badge and your oath of
    office to protect and serve. The citizens of the United States of
    America deserve better than you. You should not be allowed the honor
    of public service as a sworn peace officer of the law. Taking a
    contrary, selective position to the Constitution means you are not
    following the supreme law of the land and are, in fact, endangering
    the safety of yourself, your fellow officers, and the public you are
    sworn to protect. This dishonor is increased if you support any (so-
    called) "Police Fraternal Organization" that aligns itself with
    groups seeking to infringe, limit, or destroy the 2nd Amendment (Such
    as "Handgun Control Incorporated," etc). This dishonor is increased
    if you support any State or Federal Attorney General, Legislator
    (Politician); or local Government body that have de facto reneged on
    their sworn oath to "Protect and defend the Constitution against all
    enemies, foreign or domestic." For these individuals (by endorsing
    "gun control") have become the "domestic enemies" embodied in that

    If this description fits you, know that I consider you to have no
    honor and should rightly be held beneath contempt for your nauseous
    subservience to an unconstitutional doctrine, plus unheroic behavior
    in the face of danger to your fellow officers and the public.

    Are you ticked off yet? Well, refer to the above quote by U.S. Army
    General George S Patton. Read it? Good, that means I can only add,
    (if you were offended): "tough noogies!" Let's proceed.

    There is plenty of documentation to support the fact that "gun
    control" laws in the United States are and have been rooted in the
    dishonorable practice generally known as "Racism." If there is any
    doubt about this? I suggest you do some research on your own (Author
    Clayton E. Cramer has written a short essay that can bring you up to
    speed quickly, search it out.)

    This brings me to a further assertion. I submit that if you wear the
    badge and happen to be of Black ancestry ("African-American" is the
    current "politically correct" term: I choose not to use it), and fit
    the criteria I have previously described, you should be held in
    special dishonor. Your ancestors fought and died under a special
    adversity for the rights you presently enjoy. I know that we still
    have a long way to go, (and you are unhappy with that last promotion
    you were "suspiciously" beaten out of). But today you are still freer
    than any previous generation, and should honor what they fought for
    by at least acknowledging that fact. A Black officer or group of
    officers that support "gun control" over the 2nd Amendment, in
    effect, support a continuation of practices rooted in racism,
    practices that currently discriminate against a targeted group of
    Americans not limited only to Blacks. If you support that you have no
    honor and are a disgrace to your badge, your brothers in blue, your
    brothers in ancestry, and the public you are sworn to protect and
    serve. (This goes for the rest of you who seek not to be identified
    as "Black," but are not, so-called, "white;" so for you "others,"
    accept that you have advanced in large part on the corpses of
    millions of Black Americans who were here before you: It's a fact:
    Deal with it.)

    Are you ticked off yet? Are you calling me bad names? Does the truth
    hurt? Good, maybe you'll grow a spine and renounce this "thing"
    called "gun control" and fight for all your rights! (Refer to the
    Patton quote again here.)

    (By the way, Patton lauded his Black tanker / tank destroyer units
    who fought under his command. Patton said words to the effect of him
    not giving a damn what color a man was as long as he had the balls to
    fight the enemy...How are yours hangin', Lawman?)

    Fact: "Gun Control" is a betrayal of the people you are sworn to
    protect. "Gun Control" deprives only the law-abiding citizen the best
    means of self-defense against the violent criminal element. Remember
    those people? Those you are sworn to protect? And what about those
    "other" people? You know them well, you have to deal with them on the
    street nearly every day. You know what mindless savagery they are
    capable of, you have seen the result first hand. You know they have
    no conscience. You know that most are sociopathic, and rationalize
    that the rules don't apply to them, just the "chumps" stupid enough
    to work for a living and obey "the law" 99% of the time. You know
    they are cowards who enjoy harming the weak and defenseless; who in
    fact take a vicious glee in the suffering of their victims. You know
    there is a reason we need prisons. You know this from "up close and
    personal" experience the protected rarely grasps: They are taken
    aback by the naked face of evil, flee from it. They pray that you
    might arrive in time to save them from it (Except, of course, from
    the self-reliant gun-owning citizens "allowed" to defend themselves
    in pro-self defense jurisdictions). But you, Lawman, ideally should
    be a warrior/philosopher. You run toward the sound of battle, rather
    than from it. You are charged with righting wrong, sworn to do so
    even at risk of your life. You know the badge is more than mere metal.

    That being the case, to advocate citizens offer themselves up as
    sheep-like prey, to advocate the best citizens, the level-headed,
    able to help their fellows in your absence, those who are your
    support, those whose firearms will NEVER be turned against YOU, is
    unconscionable, unreasonable, and unrealistic!

    That citizen could well save your life some day. It has happened in
    the past countless times, what makes you think it cannot happen
    again? Well, it will not happen if that citizen is (un-
    constitutionally) disarmed. That citizen, (in actuality, that member
    of the Unorganized Militia of the United States of America,
    constitutionally protected to keep and bear arms), is there to help.
    If you have had to deputize a citizen while alone and struggling with
    a resisting suspect, you know what I mean! (Why do you think you have
    the power to deputize in the first place? Think about it, Lawman).

    Understand this concept: Criminals misuse firearms in violent crime,
    law-abiding citizens DON'T. The mere fact that one is willing to
    misuse a firearm against his fellows automatically brands them an
    evil-doer, unfit to share the company of non-violent citizens: Their
    intent and action (Human responsible agency) defines them as violent
    criminals, mere possession of firearms does not. Never confuse the
    two...Remember there is a faction whose intent is specifically
    designed to deceive you into equating mere possession of firearms
    with evil intent: Never fall for this sophistical gambit, don't be a
    gullible fool, manipulated by emotionalist propaganda. Use your mind
    and logic to see through the hype.

    To advocate this "thing," this "gun control," is the highest betrayal
    of the primary rule of nature: self-defense. It is a cruel betrayal
    of the people you are sworn to protect, and a boon to the evildoers
    among us. It is the ultimate betrayal of your hard-earned Badge and
    all it stands for.

    Are you ticked off yet? Are you calling me "crazy" because you have
    been fed propaganda claiming citizens "can't be trusted with guns?"
    Has it occurred to you that all citizens are not violent criminals?
    That "cause and effect" do not support the flawed theory that armed
    citizens cause crime? That it is illogical to "tar the citizen with
    the same brush" as the violent predators among us?

    Well, know this: the advocates of this despicable thing called "gun
    control" do not bother to make these distinctions! Their mentality
    proves it, and the intentional criminalization of millions of
    American citizens at their hands, through the "banning" of mythical
    so-called "Assault Weapons," handguns, and other infringements,
    proves that "crime control," despite their claims, is not their true

    After all, why would politicians intentionally create a new class of
    "criminals" from a population that has not engaged in any violent
    acts? In some jurisdictions, California comes to mind, Police
    Officers, assumed to be trusted to carry firearms in the defense of
    the public; are not exempted from these "assault weapons" bans, on or
    off-duty. Think about that, Lawman, What message is that sending you?
    What about "Officer Safety?" (Particularly in the wake of the North
    Hollywood shootout, where Cops had to go begging to local gun shops
    to borrow "illegal assault weapons" to stop terrorist bank robbers?).
    They are denying you safety, and survival, and by extension, also the

    How are you being seen by those who seek to ban any firearms that can
    be demonized to suit arbitrary political whims, such as "(Niggertown)
    Saturday Night Specials," ".50 Caliber Sniper Rifles," or the current
    obfuscation craze, the alleged "deadly, high powered semi-automatic
    weapon" aka "Assault Weapons?"
    (President "Teddy" Roosevelt would have been confused about that one:
    He routinely carried "semi-autos" on his hunts, and this was in the
    early 19th Century! "Semi-Auto" Technology is nothing "new," despite
    newsroom propaganda).

    Realize that even you are now a suspect, viewed as a "latent
    criminal" by the very people that claim to be "pro-law enforcement,"
    and tell the public that you support their views! This concept is
    what the Communists called "useful idiots," human tools to further a
    totalitarian agenda. If you think they are your "friends," I beg you
    to look at the facts and realize that anyone who seeks to deny your
    self-preservation is not your friend! Period!

    Anyone who seeks to deny American citizens the ability for self-
    preservation is not a friend either: The two go hand in hand: the
    protectors and those they are charged to protect...And over what?
    Simple possession of a legally purchased firearm that is no different
    from any other of its class except by its "appearance?"

    Orchestrated brainwash: Propaganda techniques and The Mythical "Assault Weapon"

    Anyone but an abject moron or gullible dupe can deny certain obvious
    facts regarding firearms. . Several well-researched articles have
    been written supporting the facts about "semi-automatic" firearms.
    For brevity, I will assert 2 basic facts important to understand when
    attempting to figure out how we got to this point in history.

    Fact 1) Propaganda techniques developed by the Nazis and Communists
    are not dead: It is easy for one to dismiss facts by claiming a
    "right wing" bias against "progressive" (Socialist) ideas. That's a
    game for fools. Advocates of "gun control" unashamedly use
    emotionalistic ploys a to gather cash, sympathy, and "useful idiots,"
    to further their agenda. Accept that these people are more than
    willing to LIE without conscience to further their agenda. Have no
    illusions about it. Furthermore....

    Fact-2) The "Mainstream Media" and University environments are
    controlled by Socialist "political correctness": One cannot rely upon
    these sources, in the main, to be objective or "pro-constitution."
    The "Lamestream Media" are the epitome of "useful idiots." Their news
    organs are run by 60's Marxist influenced cadre who use our "freedom
    of speech" against us (As predicted by Soviet Cold Warrior Nikita "We
    will bury you" and "We will take over your society without firing a
    shot," Khrushchev.) University "Professors" happily brainwash your
    kids with discredited Marxist rhetoric...They "love" the 1st
    Amendment, but see the rest of the Constitution as merely a hindrance
    to be negated as soon as possible, particularly the 2nd Amendment. As
    elite "intellectuals" they ignore the fact that they would be first
    against the firing squad wall in the Utopian "revolution" they dream

    (In the Congo revolution of the 1960's, people were shot out of hand
    merely for having the intellect to ride a bicycle!) Both elements are
    anti-firearms (in the hands of the untrustworthy "masses" at least)
    by philosophy. Ironically their "supporters" would quickly "put them
    against the wall" after they are no longer "useful idiots." These
    fools would graduate to being "dead idiots" and initiators of a
    Police state, rather than a "Utopia." This has happened countless
    times in history, yet they never accept this fact.

    Summary: "Gun Control" advocates consistently use the above indicated
    techniques, are shameless liars, and have no compunction to use "any
    means necessary" to disarm Americans...They are in fact elitists who
    look down on the "masses" being armed and care nothing for your
    safety. They hate the Police as "tools of the oppressors" (i.e.: not
    under their control), and all they stand for. They "tolerate" guns
    only to assure their self-preservation (Your self- preservation does
    not count, they see you only as fit to be nameless victims on TV news
    bytes. This applies to both Police and citizens!)

    Lies and dammed lies: The Mythical "Assault Weapon"

    If you have stuck with me this far, it likely means you know
    something about firearms so I can cut to the chase and get down to
    business. Keeping the previous facts in mind, other facts appear that
    we already know, such as...

    There is no honor in dishonor: We are not "useful idiots," cowardly
    by nature and easily manipulated by fear tactics. We know that a
    cruel "magic trick" has been cynically perpetrated on the people of
    the USA, and continues to be at the time of this writing. We know
    that the politicians, their "running dogs" (to borrow a Communist
    propaganda term) in the news media, and sadly, the "useful idiots"
    who carry a badge and align themselves with these elements for
    personal gain and power. These are primarily Police Chiefs/Sheriffs
    and "Fraternal Organizations," who claim to represent the true street
    cops, but have long ago lost touch with the street and the officers
    who daily are on the line.

    These dishonorable individuals are a disgrace to the Badge for their
    craven contempt of officer and civilian safety by condoning firearm
    confiscation, this "thing" called "gun control." We know this axis
    are liars, dammed liars, and continue to be liars! We know, however,
    that they have had success with their dammed lies! Fact:

    There is no such thing as an "Assault Weapon": We know that the
    firearms that have been demonized as so-called "Assault Weapons" are
    no more dangerous than any other common rifle. We know that these
    firearms were discriminated against simply because they look similar
    to current military firearms. We know that looks are totally
    irrelevant to function. We know that many of these targeted firearms
    are in fact less lethal than most common firearms, because the
    ammunition is of lower power. We know that the propagandists misused
    the German term "Strumgewer" ("Assault Rifle"), a firearm by
    definition a "machine gun" or "full-automatic" rifle, and bastardized
    the term into "Assault Weapon." Then, using the "Big Lie" technique
    (itself pioneered by Nazi master propagandist Josef Goebbels) by
    substituting the term "Assault Weapon" for "semi-automatic" or "self-
    loading" rifles. The latest definitional "bait and switch" buzzword
    is to refer to any self-loading firearms, rifle or pistol, as so-
    called scary "Semi-Automatic weapons." This latest variation on the
    theme serves the same purpose as the original: Create confusion and
    reactionary fear in the populace to further a gun confiscation
    agenda, plus stigmatize any law-abiding citizen who would choose to
    own such a military look alike firearm! The idea is to discredit the
    gun owner, force them to appear to be "unreasonable," and thereby
    justify "more reasonable controls" on firearms. Remember their
    overused talking point? "Why would anyone need an "assault weapon?"
    (A lawyer must have thought up that bit of "are you still beating
    your wife" rhetoric!) This "Divide and Conquer" tactic worked quite
    well, and all gun owners who fell into that trap should be ashamed of
    themselves. From the blackpowder shooters up and through the .50 Cal
    Geeks, we should never again allow ourselves to be divided this way!
    If you remember nothing from this essay, remember this point!)

    After all, one can buy a 150mph capable Ferrari, but only "needs" a
    VW Bug: Quick! Justify that argument to yourself right now. What
    other logical arguments should you have come up with when some
    brainwashed anti gun do-gooder got in your face with this type of
    propaganda? How will you fare in similar situations in future?

    Military look-alikes are "more" Constitutionally protected than
    others: They are true "Militia Rifles! This fact points to the actual
    reason why these firearms are demonized and "banned!" Did it ever
    occur to you, Lawman, why the anti-gun fanatics chose to "ban" these
    mythical firearms rather than seek to "control" them by using the
    same system already in place for "machine guns?" Think about
    it...Hard! Scenarios can range from the simple (Semi-Auto technology
    could not stand the objective test to compare them to actual
    machineguns, therefore the gun-banners had to consider they might
    lose using such a tactic) to the full- on "nightmare" (Gun banning
    politicians looking outside their office windows to see thousands of
    citizens of all races and creeds gathered together, each thrusting
    their AR-15's, AK-47's and FAL rifles overhead, chanting in unison
    "Don't tread on me!" "Never Again!" and "fill in the blank!"). [What
    scenario(s) do you think explain "banning" vs. "control?"]...

    The modern Militia Rifle is no different from the personally supplied
    musket, powder and ball of our ancestors: state of the art civilian
    versions of military firearms, as the founding fathers intended. The
    Swiss have long known this simple concept, and their unorganized
    Militia possesses government issued (actual) Assault Rifles and other
    small arms in most homes. Their politicians appear to have no problem
    trusting the people with arms. Here, in the USA, politicians
    intentionally conspire to deprive the people of arms, and have
    specifically targeted those arms that have the most utility as
    Militia firearms. Can we see the forest for the trees? I'm going to
    say it, because is seems nobody else has the "stones" to "tell it
    like it is," so prepare again to get your feathers ruffled! Our first
    and best President, George Washington, hit the nail on the head when
    he called Militia Rifles our "liberty teeth!"

    Do you really think the gun-ban fanatics don't know the real
    significance of widespread ownership of Militia Rifles? Do you really
    think they suddenly decided that these firearms should be "banned"
    because a few isolated madmen (criminals) decided to commit "suicide
    by Cop," turning the gun on their fellows, with the resultant,
    orchestrated, high profile media coverage?

    (A tactic used to "justify" gun bans in Canada, Australia, and the
    U.K. to name a few...Countries who now have a nearly out of control
    "illegal firearms" crime rates? Don't forget that their governments
    declared the firearms to be illegal in the first place, yet decry
    so-called "illegal firearms use.") George Washington had recent
    memory of the events that sparked the Revolutionary War against the
    Crown, events that are not taught to our children, glossed over, or
    outright lied about in classrooms all over the USA. The simple fact
    is that the revolt was sparked by British troops attempting to
    confiscate the arms and ammunition of American colonists! Our
    ancestors called those that would deprive the people of arms as
    tyrants seeking to crush liberty. So I ask you, what are we to call
    those who seek to do the same thing here and now? Remember what I
    said about those who would deprive you of your right to defend
    yourself not being your friends, Lawman? What about your officer
    safety and the safety of those you are sworn to protect? (One cannot
    "pursue happiness" if one is dead, after all). What do we call those
    who today are relentlessly determined to confiscate, declare
    "illegal," and "ban" firearms, particularly those most suited to be
    Americans "liberty teeth?" Those who are doing the same thing as
    those British troops of yore, (by "legal" means): attempting to
    confiscate the arms and ammunition of Americans? Say it, Dammit!

    The bottom line: Telling it like it is, and Deal with it! The
    constant spiteful attacks, slander, demonization and ridicule of
    law-abiding gun owners over the years are taking their toll. The
    peaceful citizens of the "gun culture" are fast reaching their limit
    of how much abuse they are going to take. They are fed up with being
    compared to violent criminals, because they know they are not.

    They rightly resent, and are fearful of being turned into "instant
    felons," merely because a firearm has some innocuous feature they
    know has no realistic bearing on its function. These execrable "laws"
    are already on the books, and the citizens, terrorized by State
    propaganda, know they are in jeopardy, backed into a corner. You know
    what happens when you have to deal with the proverbial "cornered
    animal?" And realize this: No politician will suffer because of these
    "laws", if anything, they will exploit the results of the
    "enforcement" of these "laws," and what will that be, Lawman? You or
    your fellows being killed by the dozens attempting to serve warrants
    on "technical violators" (that guy with a "flashhider," "detachable
    magazine" or "bayonet lug" on his legally bought firearm? All because
    some cowardly "Supervisor" thought it would be an "easy arrest", as
    the "violator" is not a known violent felon? That is the bottom line:
    You have been put in the "trick bag," Lawman! They pass the phony
    unconstitutional "gun laws," but you, Lawman, are the first to DIE
    "enforcing" them!

    These citizens are not stupid, they instinctively know these "laws"
    are wrong. You know that these laws are wrong also, Lawman, and what
    you see on the street every workday proves it over and over again. I
    know because I see it every workday myself. Again, I say Criminals
    misuse firearms in violent crime, law- abiding citizens do not! I
    have never seen or heard of anyone injured or killed by a "folding
    stock" or a "30 round magazine." I have seen people injured by the
    "human responsible agency" of another person, using "weapons" from
    fist to automobile.

    By standing against the lie embodied in this unnatural anti-self
    defense concept of "gun control," you are making the ultimate
    statement to truth, justice, integrity and honor. You are assuring
    that the Police in America will not go down the same path as the
    Politzei of the Nazi era, passively participating in the oppression
    of those citizens disfavored by the current government. (James
    Madison: "Americans [having] the right and advantage of being armed-
    unlike citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to
    trust the people with arms.")

    We are Americans our traditions make us unique. We must, as officers
    of the law, protect and serve the citizenry, enabling them to "pursue
    happiness" as best possible. Your Badge should only reflect the
    bright light of liberty and never embrace the dark side of evil: the
    poisonous, insidious, despicable, doctrine of gun confiscation. There
    is no higher evil than to deprive the citizens of the United States
    their right to individual, collective, and national defense against
    those who would harm them without mercy. Stand against this horrific
    crime. Prevent the consequences, intentional or not. The gun-
    confiscators are creating a move from "the ballot box to the
    cartridge box." Only your sacred Badge and all it stands for will
    prevent it, and this you have sworn to do Lawman!

    Well, you Sons of Bitches really know how I feel now!
  2. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    That is truly the longest single post I have ever seen. Good read though.

  3. SigP229

    SigP229 Active Member

  4. Sharky

    Sharky Active Member

    wow, did he miss anything?
  5. Macktee

    Macktee New Member

    I like and respect that man not only for what he says but for how he say it.

    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

    Henry "Snake" Bowman is a true patriot and someone we can all look up to. I would really enjoy meeting this guy, shaking his hand and talking to him. We need more cops like him and far, far, far fewer like the asshat we met at one of Eastman's shows! Can you say "jerk" boys and girls?

    I'm going to send this to everyone in my e-mail address book. Thank you for posting that MP.

  6. moga

    moga New Member


    This post I must save. I could use this in the future to concisely express points of argument that I'm not eloquent enough to prose myself.

    Maybe we should encourage this guy to run for a GA legislative post :lol:. We sure could use his kind.
  7. phaed

    phaed Active Member

    a bit winded, but very nice to see folks with balls like this. speaking up when you wear any uniform can be tricky.
  8. Bulldawg182

    Bulldawg182 Active Member

    Excellent message.....although I grew a beard while reading it and had to start from the beginning a few times after I dozed off somewhere in chapter 8 or 9. :lol:
  9. merlock

    merlock Active Member

    Excellent read! =D>