The left always claims that the only way
to deal with a crime is to severely
punish everyone who didn’t commit it.
Bernalillo County DA Raul Torrez, Idiot or Liar?
by Mike Blessing
Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise
In light of the past six months, I think that it's rather obvious that Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez is functioning as a rhetorical sock puppet for the Big Victim Disarmament, with the hands of George Soros and Michael Bloomberg up his rear making his lips move—
Sock puppets—which one is Raúl Torrez?
On Monday, 10 June 2019, the Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office posted a bit of idiocy or fearmongering on Facebook—
10 June 2019 at 1:16 PM
An Albuquerque teen arrested for selling the deadly drug fentanyl and military grade weapons on social media now being prosecuted federally.
Here are some photos from that post, with my own commentary in red.
Kid with FRNs fanned
Here El Chapo Jr shows off the fruits of his alleged business activities.
Beretta 92 type pistol with magazines
Yes, the M9 was and is patterned after the Beretta 92 series of pistols. That's because Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta introduced it into the U.S. Armed Forces' trials to replace the M1911, and the M9 was selected in 1985 as the winner of those trials.
Never mind that the Beretta 92 series has been available on the American civilian market since it was first made available by Beretta in 1975. And also disregard the non-Beretta clones of the Model 92 series available to American civilians—the Taurus PT-92, for example.
Similarly, there have been numerous civilian clones of the M1911 available on the American market for decades.
And of course there's the Glock, which gained notoriety after being adopted by the Austrian military and police as their service pistol in 1982, and has been subsequently adopted by quite a few other military and law enforcement agencies. (Disclaimer—I own two (2) Glocks myself, a G17 and a G22)
But wait, there's more! (Apologies to Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan)—Torrez & Co. want us to follow them deeper down their taxpayer-subsidized, Bloomberg- and Soros-directed rathole and swim with them in their sewer of hoplophobic insanity and idiocy: here's more "evidence" of "military grade" "assault weapons" "on the street"—
My request for clear, in-focus pictures, of course, appears to have gone unheeded.
Here's a picture from the related press conference, dated Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 12:28 PM—
"Make no mistake about it, this young man had in his possession a weapon of war," Torrez stated. The AR-15 pistol is small enough to be concealed on a person's body and can be fired with just one hand.
But "seriously" (as if these idiots and liars should actually be taken seriously?!)—"weapon of war" ?
Maybe Torrez mistook the AR-15 pistol pictured here for an M231 Firing Point Weapon  …?
Maybe the next item on El Chapo Jr's shopping list was a Bradley Fighting Vehicle of some sort?
But seriously (for real, this time)—
What military or law-enforcement agency actually uses AR-15 pistols as pictured above?
Why would they use such neutered knock-offs when they can get AR-15-pattern weapons with similar-length barrels (this one appears to be about 10 inches) AND attached shoulder stocks (suppressors, too!) without having to fill out any Form 4s or pay the ∅200-per-weapon transfer tax.
That's what the AR-15 pistols with exposed buffer tubes like that are—neutered knock-offs.
They're marketed to those who want an AR-15 with a barrel shorter than 16 inches without having to complete a Form 4, pay the transfer tax, get fingerprinted and photographed, then wait six months to a year wondering if their federal weapon permit will be approved.
What Torrez and his fellow Political Classholes need is a reminder that the Founders wanted America's private-sector civilians to have actual weapons of war in their personal possession, as opposed to neutered knock-offs—
The power of the sword, say the minority …, is in the hands of Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of Americans.
—Tench Coxe, Letter to the Pennsylvania Gazette, 20 February 1788
What Torrez and others of his ilk either forget or willfully disregard is that the Founders wanted America's civilian population to have at least military parity with, if not supremacy over, the federal government, and probably the state governments, as well.
What is the specific war that we need such military weapons for, exactly?
Why, it's the perpetual war for human freedom, of course.
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