Gun Bans, CEOs, And The Broken System They Refuse To Acknowledge

Josh's carry gun, FNS9-C

I've been out of the office for a few days as I traveled down to South Carolina for a small invite-only media days event at Palmetto State Armory. We had a great time, but I admittedly lost contact with civilization and our gun fight with the busy schedule we had.

A lot has happened in the gun industry this week, and it's kind of a train wreck. I'll do my best to summarize the important points, at least the ones I know about. In all honesty, I may have missed some things as I tried to get caught up on everything that has happened while I was out.

Beto's Got a Ban For that:

Along the lines of the saying, there's an app for that, the new saying among many concerning presidential hopeful Beto: Beto's got a ban for that.

He has come out. They are no longer hiding it, and anyone who says that their ultimate goal isn't confiscation is a liar. Beto plans to take away your AR-15, AK47, and anything else that has had a “purpose of war.” (I put that in quotes, but believe I paraphrased it)

To my knowledge the following guns have been used in and for war:

  • Muskets
  • Bolt Action Rifles
  • Early semi-automatic rifles
  • 1911
  • Brown Bess
  • Kentucky Long Rifle
  • Revolvers
  • Beretta 92
  • Shotguns
  • And a lot more …

Does he plan to ban all of them? I guess he could.

We could go further, and name knives, clubs, bow and arrow, swords, crossbow, and others, but we won't go there because this is ultimately about the de-arming of American citizens — the very same people who don't commit any of the crimes being named for the reasons why they want to disarm us.

If elected, there is no telling how far Beto will go, but one thing is absolutely certain — if he wins the election, the democrats will have elected a criminal to office. He has been charged with DWI, he allegedly attempted to flee the scene, he was caught in a burglary while in college, and who knows what else. (Read more here)

He is a criminal and is running for the white house and has plans to strip the Constitution as we know it and does not hide it at all. Watch the video here:

This fool cannot win.

CEOs Pushing Gun Control

This one is strange. I can only guess, but I think that in a hope to ride the momentum of Walmart's wake, a lot of American-owned businesses wrote letters to the senate urging them to take action and institute stricter gun control measures.

None of the companies on the list are surprising to me, and includes 145 different CEOs, to include those from Levi Strauss, Uber, Lyft, Dick's, and GAP. Those are companies who've come out in the past with anti-gun rhetoric, to include policies that don't allow the carrying of firearms or otherwise limiting firearms in some way.

And it seems that, to at least some degree, the senate is willing to put some sort of gun control measures forward. The senate leader, Mitch McConnell had this to say:

On a serious issue like this, after these horrendous shootings dominating the month of August, at least we could come back with a level of seriousness that underscored that maybe we would like to get an outcome … And so we do, in fact, await word from the White House about what the president is willing to sign.

In fact, if you read between those lines, what he's saying is that the senate will vote and likely pass anything that the president is willing to do. Which, ultimately brings me to my final, and likely most important point.

Fix the current system

The current system is broken. Big time. I mean, YUGEly broken.

This is a novel idea, but before we pass more gun control measures, why don't we try to fix what is currently broken to give it an actual chance to prove itself? What do I propose we fix?

Ya know, things like having the authorities actually report crimes to the NICS system.

It's a problem that is never spoken about, and rarely reported on, but in addition to criminals acquiring guns illegally, is a massive issue. In just one state, North Carolina, 145,000 crimes were not reported to the background check system over the past few decades. Why is this important?

It's important because after these crimes were finally reported back in December, 78 of those individuals were denied the purchase of a firearm through the current background check system, and the below video was originally released in August.

In other words, just 8 months after those crimes were finally reported, 78 criminals who would have otherwise bought firearms were denied. How many convicted violent felons fell through the cracks?

There is no way to know who bought guns up to that point. But, this is just one state. Last I checked, there are a total of 50 states in the Union and all of them likely have broken reporting practices to some degree.

If you don't believe me, check out this video, and make sure you share it.

Let me reiterate myself here, just in case I'm not making any sense. The gun grabbing politicians want to enact more gun control laws, red flag laws, background check laws, magazine capacity restrictions, and more–but criminals are not being reported to the current system in astonishing numbers. 

None of the new legislation being proposed will fix the lack of reporting at the state and municipal level. Nor will the proposed legislation work on people who acquire their guns illegally.

Therefore, once and if these proposed gun control measures become actual laws, THEY WON'T WORK because they can't work. How CAN they work when the criminals are NOT being reported to the very system that prevents criminals from buying guns in the first place, or are bypassing it completely by theft?

How dare they try to fix something that isn't broken while leaving what is broken intact.

Idiots. Or, traitors. Take your pick.

A note to politicians

You have absolutely no right to pass gun control legislation. Period. The people have the right to keep and bear arms.


The system put in place currently, works when it's followed. We don't need more gun control, we need idiot control (I'm looking at you Beto). We also need the laws currently on the books to be followed.

To do anything less, especially when talking about a Constitutional right, is neglecting your duty to the people of this fine country. Also, a phrase from my childhood comes to mind. Something my mom used to say to me, I brought you into this world and I can take you out of it.

Don't forget that we put all of you in office, and we can vote you right back out. Keep that in mind going forward.

Leave your thoughts on this in the comments below. Also, here are some more gun control resources we've put together to help your argument out.

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UK crime numbers

Gun Control and Journalism

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About Joshua Gillem

Josh is a lifelong practitioner and student of the gun. He grew up shooting/hunting with his dad, and was given his first gun, a 12 gauge shotgun, when just a small boy. After high school, he joined the Marines where his love for firearms blossomed as he qualified with an M16A2, an M9, and a 240G. Josh has been writing about firearms and tactics for several years, owns the blog Gunners Den, is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and believes that each individual person has the right to self-defense by any means necessary. Currently residing in gun-friendly NC, he carries a concealed gun on a daily basis, even in his own house.


  1. samcolt on September 13, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Excellent points, I could not agree more. We should all forward this to everyone we can & ask each of them to do the same.

  2. Gene Young on September 14, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Excellent article. Why impose more rules and regulations on law abiding lawful gun owners when the current laws aren’t being followed or enforced.

    • Jeff D on September 24, 2019 at 4:42 pm

      They need to fix the broken mental health system I live in Chicago ill 1 mile away from Englewood they kill one another every day what should I do tattoo a freaking bullseye on my forehead don’t trust your government if they are allowed to tear apart out constitution and shred the 2nd amendment .. It’s pretty Damon scary these guys buys guns from the black market straw purchasers personally I was harnessed ex’s this past summer for being a concealed carrier when they run your plate it tells them that you are a concealed carry citizen why the F$#%do we need a registry they already have one already im very concerned about the direction our country is heading god bless America and God bless our country. Everyone should start learning other means of protecting themselves if they are allowed to get away with this we all will be fish in a barrel with the criminals gangbusters and bad guys shooting us in the barrel.

  3. janet belcher on September 14, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Spot on

  4. Tim Hasley on September 14, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I do have a question about this. For example if I get into a bar fight, the police come and I am cited for or arrested for simple assault (misdemeanor assault) I realize I could not buy a gun until I have my day in court. If the arrest or citation are reported for the purpose of the background check will it be expunged once I have gone to court, proven my case for self defense, and been found not guilty.

    The question is of course hypothetical, but should the crime be reported before conviction?

  5. Gary Coffman on September 16, 2019 at 9:06 am

    September 16, 2019. To those who are demanding drastic changes or amendments to our (We the People’s) Constitution. Please read Article V below. It spells out the exact process for changing or amending the Constitution, or any part thereof.
    Article V, U.S. Constitution
    “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate”.
    No single person, President, Vice President, or any presumptive candidate of any party, has the power to implement or affect said change. I.e., “Infringe or inhibit the free exercise of” any provisions of that Constitution.
    Yes, anyone can issue statements that they “would like to do xxxx, or yyyy”, but no individual CAN, and SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO, UNILATERALLY OR IN CONCERT WITH LIKE MINDED UN-ELECTED CO-HORTS, amend or negate any Amendment, Article, or Provision contained in that Constitution, other than by implementing the process outlined above. Those who persist in or actually put forth efforts (based on their own false belief in their power to do so), to severely modify this Constitution, MUST be immediately subjected to disciplinary action by Congress.
    Amendment I. Want to regulate or place constraints on Free Speech , Free Assembly, or “limit” religious activities or beliefs, or of the press?…see above. Amendment # II. Want to impose burdensome “taxes & fees” , numerous , onerous and ambiguous rules and regulations on property purchases, in order to limit which element of the social scale can afford to purchase legal and proper firearms, or ammunition which is necessary for the use of said purchase? ? See above.
    Amendment IV. Want to seize legally owned property without probable cause, a warrant, judicial hearing or obtaining a guilty verdict??? See above.
    Amendment V. Want to violate a person’s right to fair and proper court representation?? Amendment X. Want to have Federal oversight of matters not spelled out in Constitution under their authorization, which is rightfully a State matter??? Also…see above.

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