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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!

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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.


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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.

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

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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:
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