Happy Independence Day From The Truth About Guns

happy independence day


I am apt to believe that [Independence Day] will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance; it ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.

John Adams

That’s right…the second president of these United States expressed the opinion that one of the ways Americans should commemorate the birth of this nation is with guns. Why? Because without them, America simply wouldn’t exist.

Firearms are an intrinsic part of this country’s history, culture and character. Enshrining the individual right to keep and bear arms was a stroke of genius by the Founding Fathers and a civil right that keeps us free to this day.

That’s a fact that our friends in the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex and most of the media choose not to acknowledge or will simply deny, all evidence to the contrary. In fact the details of the flag at the top of this post will probably trigger a fair number of them who monitor these pages, which makes it all the more fun and appropriate.

So while you’re spending time with your familial unit today — swimming, grilling, igniting small incendiary devices…whatever — give a thought to all the freedoms we enjoy and the role that firearms play in ensuring that we still have them.


  1. avatar Ron says:

    Best day of the year right here. Nothing beats it.

    1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      Wearing a ‘Murica shirt, BBQing the burgers, talking about the historical details of the American Revolution (hint: Jy 4 was nor when the Delegates did not voted to approve the DOI), got my fireworks ready for sundown, got my gat…

      …and that’s here in CA! Even here, many hold firmly to our freedoms and our country. Claim your God-given liberties wherever you are. Happy Independence Day. 🙂

      1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

        …”July 4 was not when the delegates voted to approve the DOI”…

        These little phone keyboards are meant for Smurfs.

  2. avatar possum says:

    You bet your ass, Happy Independence Day, a snappy possum salute to my beloved country. If organism s were the love for my country we’d all be sticky.

    1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

      ” If organism s were the love for my country we’d all be sticky.”

      Marsupial One, you crack me up!

      Save the ‘sticky stuff’ for your lady possum… 😉

      1. avatar jwm says:

        I wanna see his ‘organism’ face.

        1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

          “I wanna see his ‘organism’ face.”

          Someone actually wrote a song about that face… 🙂

        2. avatar possum says:

          So fuck u yah Ford driver ,I spelled it wrong, it looks just like yours only more possumbly, like yeh, once you go possum , no want a white Ford

        3. avatar jwm says:

          I don’t own a Ford. Guess I’ll just have to get one just for road killing.

      2. avatar possum says:

        Blow me.😎

    2. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

      Back from the range/farm. Lightning finally ran us off. Firing up the grill. The Declaration of Independence is the best break up letter ever. (Credit to Mike.) Happy birthday to the United States of America! 🇺🇸

  3. avatar James Campbell says:

    I’m drinking my Black Rifle Coffee Co beverage (from a BRCC “Coffee or Die” mug no less) as I read this.
    The smoker was started at 2am for the annual cookout/pool/party/BBQ gun show gathering.
    Carrying Thumper today, the Stainless/Ported No XIX 50AE DEagle in a drop leg holster.
    Happy 4th Dan, and everyone else, even the trolls. Make it a safe one.

    1. avatar All Hail! says:

      Happy Fourth Of July James Campbell!

      1. avatar James Campbell says:

        Happy 4th Hail.

        1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

          oy, my hearts cockles are too warm.

        2. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:


    2. avatar possum says:

      I been drinking cheap ass whiskey, for a week bender, coffee makes me sick. j

      1. avatar Eric says:

        Black Rifle “Murdered Out” will make it ALLLLL better. ☕️

        1. avatar James Campbell says:

          Hahaha. Witness!

        2. avatar SAFEupstateFML says:

          Blackbeard’s delight

    3. avatar Ironhead says:

      Been enjoying some of their five finger death punch blend. Pretty darn good stuff. I put it in a 32 oz thermo mug with american flags and eagles on it. At noon, I will be adding some Jack too it.
      I drink this coffee to enjoy it. They have the best stuff around.
      Happy 4th y’all.

  4. avatar jwm says:

    Happy 4th. Happy birthday. The greatest country, ever. People still literally risk death to get here because it is a beacon to the world.

    1. avatar LifeSavor says:


      You speak truth!

    2. avatar possum says:

      Right on brother

    3. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      Nailed it !

  5. avatar LifeSavor says:

    I grew up in a household dominated by cynicism and strongly left-leaning, socialists. Picking apart the motivations of the Founding Fathers was a favorite pastime. Patriotism was considered foolish, a weakness that allowed the government to control you.

    It took decades for me to find my out of that depressing, divisive, and destructive way of thinking.

    World travel helped. Reading the Constitution helped. Realizing there is a great rift between patriotism and that which our government often does helped.

    Today, we fly the flag from our front porch every day of the year. We talk about the Constitution and about faith so that me daughter has a foil against the leftist, LGBT, gender-dysphoric insanity on her college campus. We talk about the news and the suppression of free-speech. Every day, we affirm that we will not submit, that we will advocate and fight for the principles on which this country was founded. My firearm is always with me.

    This journey has brought me to pride in my USA citizenship and determination to defend the Constitution. That includes equal rights for all. We are not a racist country. We are the most generous country on this planet.

    I apologize for the impassioned monologue. It is how I think of this Holiday, this Celebration of liberty.

    A happy and blessed Independence Day to all of you!!

    1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

      “I apologize for the impassioned monologue.”

      Not a damn thing to apologize for.

      Happy and safe July 4 all, except the pathetic little trolls… 🙂

      1. avatar Klaus Von Schmitto says:

        You too Geoff!. The American wing of the Von Schmitto’s are celebrating their 100th 4th of July.

        1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:


          Daaaaaaaaaamn…. 😉

        2. avatar Klaus Von Schmitto says:

          LOL I meant the family arrived in America in 1919. This is my 58th.

    2. avatar hawkeye says:

      Yes, world travel helps, even if you cross only one border. Every time I return, I get off the plane and kiss the ground. Not because of a problem with flying, but because it’s this ground. I don’t kiss the ground in Parador, despite the family connection. Celebrate, and be safe!

      1. avatar Craig in IA says:

        “Yes, world travel helps, even if you cross only one border.”

        It’d be a good thing for all of these “protesting” anti-US anarchists to go to some other countries that they seem to look up to as their nirvana and try pulling the same crap. Go to China and rip down a statue of Xi or Mao, or even just 90 miles south of FL and spit on Fidel’s image. Maybe go break down a gate at Maduro’s house. We already know what happens in NoKo when a stupid American student takes down a Kim poster, or have we forgotten?

        Guess the main problem is: the Left and anarchists have never learned it all in the first place. Quite easy to take for granted that which someone else died for years ago so you can stand around bitching and tearing down the very acknowledgement that allows you to do so. This is where obama should’ve directed his “You didn’t build that” speech but he’s in the same league with these nuts.

    3. avatar SAFEupstateFML says:

      Muruca fuck yeah. Honestly you are pretty much where I hope to be in a decade or two.

      1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

        “Muruca fuck yeah.”

        Couldn’t have said it better, myself…

  6. avatar Dennis says:

    Independence day, commemorating freedom from oppression from”anyone” who would try to destroy our way of life! Let’s deal with our domestic enemies the same way we’ve dealt with all of our foreign enemies. God bless the USA, MAGA 2020.

    1. avatar LifeSavor says:



  7. avatar jwtaylor says:

    We’re bookending the day with the 50s. Started at dawn shooting the 50(ish) cal flinters. Ending the day with the M2. (In between I’m repairing fence, as always. No freedom for goats, as much as they try… MFs.)

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Goats are smart and persistent. And energetic.

      1. avatar SouthAl says:

        And tasty as BBQ.

      2. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

        covered three picnic tables with bangsticks. the goat wanted up there. you can’t push them away, it’s like a four wheel drive wall. those hooves would have scarred some walnut. had to tie him up. creepy as a jackalope, some of them.

    2. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:


      Great way to ring in the 4 th.,Happy Independence Day.

  8. avatar Ferg in Tahoe says:

    Yep, Happy 4th everyone and stay safe!

  9. avatar cgray says:

    Police, prosecutors, and judges still have “rights” I don’t have.

    Fuck the United States of America.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      You and miner should get a room together. Take turns spanking each other and apologizing for being born white and privileged.

      1. avatar Eric Swalwell says:

        Ooooo, That sounds like fun. I want in on this if Miner49er and cgray are down….. but only if you guys vote for me… oh, God please vote for me! I’ll do anything you want!…. ANYthing.

        Eric Swalwell 2020

        1. avatar jwm says:

          Don’t worry, eric, they’ll both vote for you. Long after they’re dead and buried they’ll still be voting for you.

    2. avatar LifeSavor says:


      Happy and blessed Independence Day to you, anyway.

      BTW, where will you go?

    3. avatar California Richard says:

      Those people, in those official capacities, are the embodiment of the state. YOU have rights they don’t have.

      1. avatar cgray says:

        I’ve got qualified immunity?!?


        Didn’t even know it.

        1. avatar California Richard says:

          No. And as private citizens, neither do they. Qualified immunity only applies in so far as they are acting within the scope of their duties set forth by our elected legislature, at the discretion of our elected executive (mayor, governor, and/president), as defined by our appointed* or elected* judiciary.

          *Some are elected and the Appointed ones are appointed by majority or consensus by our elected executives and legislators.

          Trust me. I live in California, so I know how raw that deal can be. But this is still the best country on Earth and I am very happy to be an American.

  10. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    Happy birthday to the best country on earth. And if you’re unhappy here there are many other countries you can move to. That have people who look just like yourself. And are incharge. Don’t let the door hit you in the a$$ when you leave.
    MAGA 2020

    You most likely won’t be able to take your guns with you. Because they will be illegal where you are going.

    1. avatar cgray says:

      Pretty sure it’s the people who shit on the Constitution who should leave.

      (That would be you)

      Nothing in there about “special rights” for our government masters.
      In fact, nothing about government being our master at all.

      1. avatar Chris T in KY says:

        You keep forgetting that your president Obama made sure the police in democrat controlled cities got select fire weapons. And they still have them to this day. I’m here to keep reminding you of at fact.

  11. avatar former water walker says:

    Happy 4th everyone! Except you trolls…

  12. avatar James Campbell says:

    Well cgray, what country are you moving to?
    This is the classic “bash the good, because it falls short of perfection” spew.
    News flash, perfection is UNACHIEVABLE, due to the fact that mere mortals/imperfect humans are running the show.
    The USA isn’t perfect, but it’s WAY closer then almost any other country on the on the planet.

    1. avatar Ragnar says:


      : an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.

      1. avatar Hush says:

        Utopia i.e., Heaven on earth. The U. S. A. is as close as one can get to Utopia in this life. Happy Independence Day all.

        1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

          Truth !

        2. avatar Ing says:

          It’s as close as any place will ever get for me. There’s no other place like it on this earth, and no other place I’d want to be.

          Happy Independence Day!

  13. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Happy Independence Day to all.

  14. avatar Michael Arnold says:

    Happy independence day everyone! We have so much for which to be thankful!!

  15. avatar Support the wustenbergs says:

    call Oakland Country Sheriff and voice your disagreement with the racially motivated arrest of the pregant women and her husband at Chipotle parking lot.

    here is the number( non-emergency). (248) 858-4950

    1. avatar former water walker says:

      I agree in principle but the dumbazz woman pulled out a gun. If they hadn’t done that I’d be on their “side”. And I’ve had ghetto chit hurled at me…

      1. avatar Wake up whites says:

        She was pregnant. Insane blacks were threatening to “beat her ass”.

        Oh- and the (((go fund me))) was taken down.

        We live in an anti-white society.

    2. avatar California Richard says:

      Do they have a go fund me page? Dude lost his job and got arrested for felony assault just for being there. When we talk about an armed society being a polite one, this is what it looks like. Don’t screw with people, don’t tell them you’re “going to beat your white ass”, and don’t jump in front of their car, and you won’t have a gun shoved in your face. This is a cowardly political prosecution that only emboldens the “impolite” (I can think of a few less polite terms)..

  16. avatar Jimmy Beam says:

    Thank God for the USA. Without it, the world would be a place of suffering and darkness.

    1. avatar MADDMAXX says:

      What do you mean “would be”? You need to get out of the house and take a good look around you… Oh wait, you’re being sarcastic, right?

  17. avatar Ralph says:

    Happy Independence Day!

    That’s “Feliz Quatro de Julio” for you Californians.

    1. avatar Darkman says:

      Unless you live in Rio Linda. Then the whole concept is as foreign as an Illegal Alien.

  18. avatar CTstooge says:

    It’s BBQ gun day! Huzzah!

    1. avatar MADDMAXX says:

      That’s everyday at my house….

  19. avatar Darkman says:

    Happy Independence Day to all. Loading up half a dozen implements of Liberal destruction and 1000 rounds of Freedom. Headed to the range for an afternoon of letting Freedom ring. Then steaks on the grill with all the fixins followed by an evening of fireworks and smooth Tennessee whiskey. Ain’t This a Great Nation. Let’s all work together to Preserve it against those attempting to tear it down. Keep Your Powder Dry.

    1. avatar LifeSavor says:


      “Ain’t This a Great Nation. Let’s all work together to Preserve it against those attempting to tear it down.”

      With you on that!!

  20. avatar Matt in Oklahoma says:

    Happy Independence Day to y’all 🇺🇸

  21. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    Happy Independence Day !

  22. avatar Sam I Am says:

    Take lotsa pics and videos. Never know when the holiday will be terminated.

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:


      What we are wittenssing currently,the Marxist Left is trying their damnedest, however it just maybe the kick off to the second American Revolution.

      1. avatar Sam I Am says:

        “What we are wittenssing currently,the Marxist Left is trying their damnedest.”


  23. avatar MADDMAXX says:

    Happy Birthday EVERYBODY, including all you moronic TROLLS who, sadly, will still be here tomorrow because it’s against the law to use human beings, however ignorant they might be, for target practice….. Hope they enjoyed the flyover of Mt. Rushmore by Air Force One last night….

  24. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    We have a birth right to machine guns, cannons, bomber aircraft, ect. Even if many don’t want to admit it.

    1. avatar B says:

      Yup! Happy birthday America!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸


  25. avatar Coolbreeze says:

    There was a protest gathering 5 minutes from my place today. I “celebrated” by reviewing my defensive preparations and reviewing my tactics. Quite appropriate when you think about it. Live free.

  26. avatar SoCalJack says:

    And I’m proud to be an American
    Where at least I know I’m free
    And I won’t forget the men who died
    Who gave that right to me
    And I’d gladly stand up next to you
    And defend Her still today
    ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt
    I love this land
    God Bless the U.S.A. 🇺🇸

  27. avatar strych9 says:

    As I write this I’m watching tens of millions of dollars in illegal fireworks go off in one small part of Colorado. The entire skyline of a small city has been lit up for over an hour and it’s only increasing as it gets towards full dark. Many times that of previous years. Many, many, many times.

    So, to some small extent the spirit of rebellion lives on.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Word. Here in the bay area of CA we coned off our street. Set up bbq’s and let our little savages run wild with burning devices. Many illegal explosives were detonated. Alcohol was consumed in public. All very illegal. No permission asked.

      The best part is that fully half, if not more, of our street are not native born Americans. America is still the place that people risk all to get to.

      1. avatar Chris T in KY says:


    2. avatar Ing says:

      This small Eastern Washington town sounded like a war zone last night. The big community fireworks show was canceled and the quarantine is back on, so the entire town turned itself into a gigantic distributed 4th of July fireworks extravaganza. Small neighborhood parties everywhere, and every one with the biggest fireworks they could get their hands on. Mortars everywhere.

      The air was full of smoke, everything smelled like cordite, and we couldn’t even talk over all the noise sometimes. It was absolutely wonderful. America is the best.

  28. avatar MADDMAXX says:

    “We’re In Your House. Let’s Go.” – Black Armed Protesters Challenge White Militia At Confederate Monument
    The group, known as Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC), marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Independence Day, calling out white militias, along with protesting one of the largest Confederate monuments in the country. Hundreds of heavily armed NFAC members, predominantly African Americans, were seen dressed in black combat gear with military-style rifles – quietly marched up a road in the park in two columns. Video shows the group coming to a stop on the road with an unidentified man shouting into a loudspeaker challenging white militias. “I don’t see no white militia,” he declared. “We’re here. Where … you at? We’re in your house. Let’s go.”
    BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR……… Happy Birthday America….

  29. avatar MADDMAXX says:

    If there was ever any doubt about what these shit heads actually want….
    A statue of famed black abolitionist Frederick Douglass was destroyed at Maplewood Park in Rochester, New York, over the weekend, which comes on the anniversary of a notable speech that Douglass delivered at an Independence Day event in the city in 1852. “The base and lower part of the statue was damaged, as was a finger on the statue’s left hand,” the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported. “There is historical significance to the timing of the vandalism — though no one can now say whether the timing was mere happenstance — just as there is historical significance to the statue’s very location. The Maplewood Park location includes Kelsey’s Landing, where Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and others helped shuttle slaves to safety along the Underground Railroad.”
    This as the fucking communists led BLM in a flag burning in front of the White House… It’s HEEERRREE…

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