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  • Nadler (D) Suggests a Dem President Can Seize Guns After Trump’s National Emergency Precedent

    02/18/2019 3:55:36 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 195 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Feb 16, 2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Rep. Jerry Nadler (D., N.Y.) on Friday suggested a future Democratic president could confiscate citizens' guns based on the precedent of President Donald Trump's national emergency announcement regarding the border wall. Nadler, the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, appeared on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time" to discuss Trump's announcement earlier in the morning. Trump declared it "necessary" to build the wall on the southern border. Host Chris Cuomo asked Nadler if enough Republicans would come out against Trump, prompting him to say, "I think so" and that he believes Republicans are terrified of unintended consequences. He speculated about other...
  • Historical Case For Not Enforcing Laws That Deny the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

    02/18/2019 8:09:36 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 8 replies
    Open letter to Governors, Attorneys General, the Legislators of these United States and the People along with their Sheriffs and Peace Officers From KrisAnne Hall, JD Both Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson have issued letters regarding the State of Washington’s Initiative 1639 and Washington law enforcement officials’ refusal to enforce the measure in part or in total. Similar laws are being passed by legislators and signed into law by the governors of other States, sadly with little protest. Proponents of Washington’s Initiative 1639 and those critical of the law enforcement officials cite a “duty...
  • Police arrest 3 men after racist fliers discovered in Boston neighborhood

    02/18/2019 7:46:40 AM PST · by jonatron · 66 replies
    Mass Live ^ | Feb 17, 2019 | Scott J. Croteau
    Police in Boston arrested three men they say posted fliers promoting white supremacy in East Boston including some posters that read, “Keep America American. Report any and all illegal aliens. They are not immigrants, they are criminals.” The three men were identified by police as 26-year-old Matthew Wolf of Lowell; 20-year-old Christopher Hood of Malden; and 18-year-old Tylar Larson of Rochester, New York. They were all arrested on either assault or weapons charges... “While on directed patrol in the area of the above-mentioned location due to recent reports of a group causing a disturbance while hanging posters which were upsetting...
  • Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats

    02/17/2019 5:14:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 107 replies
    WNKY ^ | 2/17/19 | Deborah Highland
    A Tennessee man is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after witnesses told police he pulled a gun on a man who was wearing Make America Great Again hat inside Sam’s Club. The hat is associated with President Donald Trump’s campaign for office. James Phillips, 57, of Cottontown, Tenn., is accused of pulling a gun on the man inside the store Saturday after making an obscene gesture with his finger, according to his arrest citation. Phillips, who was wearing a veterans cap, told police he made the gesture at the man and a woman with him because of the MAGA hats...
  • How the Democrats Went Nuts in Three Months (Will Pelosi lose the House - again?)

    02/17/2019 11:26:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | 2/15/19 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The Democrats swept to power in Congress by campaigning in a way that has been successful for Democrats for generations. “Republicans will take away your health care,” they said, after having focus-grouped it. Now we are preparing for a 2020 campaign in which Donald Trump and Republicans can as easily advertise to the public: “Democrats will take away cows, and your car.” What happened to Democrats? Back in November, it looked like Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic House caucus had found the perfect plan for their party in the era of Trump: Avoid talking about impeachment and stick to simple...
  • Democrats reject push to alert ICE when illegal immigrants fail firearm background checks

    02/17/2019 11:12:29 AM PST · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2019 | Gregg Re
    Democrats this week approved legislation to require background checks for essentially all sales and transfers of firearms -- but rejected GOP-led efforts to amend the legislation to alert law enforcement authorities when gun buyers, including illegal immigrants, fail those background checks. The House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the bill 23-15, in a strict party-line vote, sending it to the House floor. If approved by the full House, the bill would be the most significant gun-control legislation approved by either chamber of Congress in at least a decade -- although it stands little chance of passage in the Senate, where Republicans command a...
  • Democrats Kill Greg Steube’s Proposal to Contact ICE When Illegal Immigrants Try to Buy Guns

    02/17/2019 5:12:03 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 17 replies
    Floriday Daily ^ | 14 February 2019 | Florida Daily
    U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., tried to amend a gun control bill from U.S. House Democrats to ensure law enforcement is notified when a potential gunbuyer–including illegal immigrants– fails a federal background check. Looking to amend the Democrats’ “Bipartisan Background Checks Act,” from his perch on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Steube used language from U.S. Rep. David Cicilline’s, D-RI, “Unlawful Gun Buyer Alert Act” which has the support of U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-NY, the chairman of the committee. But both Cicilline and Nadler voted against his amendment. “Clearly, the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee don’t care about...
  • CNN Lets Dem Guest Misinform on New Gun Law Push

    02/16/2019 12:40:08 PM PST · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 2/16/2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's New Day show, CNN co-host John Berman allowed Georgia Democratic Congresswoman Lucy McBath to mislead viewers on a proposed new gun law being considered in Congress as she claimed it would require background checks when purchasing from "licensed" gun dealers. In reality, licensed gun dealers are already required to conduct background checks, and the purpose of the new law is to require private sellers who are unlicensed to also conduct such checks. Berman also brought up the issue of President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to justify building more border security barriers than Congress will authorize as...
  • EDITORIAL: America’s real national emergency: Mass shootings (beyond barf alert)

    02/16/2019 11:55:50 AM PST · by rellimpank · 34 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 15 feb 2019
    On the very day President Donald Trump declared a national emergency that is nothing but a lie, a horrifically real national emergency played out in Aurora. Just hours after Trump declared a national emergency on Friday so as to defy the will of Congress and spend billions of dollars on a wall along the southern border, a shooter in Aurora killed five people and injured five police officers. The shooter, Gary Martin, 45, reportedly was killed by the police. EDITORIAL We had intended to write about Trump’s fake emergency today. That was our plan. We thought we would make the...
  • Background Checks Are...Wrong

    02/16/2019 10:53:24 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 2/16/2019 | alan korwin
    If you’re terrified of guns, or if you want all power to collect and reside in the hands of “the authorities,” then background checks are not the wrong thing. Background checks are a tool for control over the population. But they don’t control crime. They don’t even address crime. Democrats know this, or should. These checks are something the organizers of this free country could not even imagine, much less sanction. Your acquisition of power (firearms) is supposed to stand totally apart from government reach. But that’s philosophical, too deep for many modern citizens. It’s hopelessly arcane for typical public...
  • Gun Control

    02/16/2019 1:57:51 PM PST · by markearl · 28 replies
    5/6/2018 | Mark Randall
    Gun Control To all those gun control folks out there, please stop trying to tell us that you don't want a ban on ALL guns. We know that’s a lie. The goal has always been the complete prohibition of private ownership of firearms and everybody knows it. You can deny this, But You are either lying to yourself, or everyone else. You have been working incrementally for the last 50 years, slowly but surely passing laws and regulations that are designed to do nothing less that remove all of those DANGEROUS guns. ZIP guns, Saturday night specials, large capacity magazines,...
  • Man killed 5 in Illinois after gun background check missed felony conviction, police say

    02/16/2019 12:09:35 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 27 replies
    Police say the fired worker who killed five people at a manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Ill., on Friday was able to buy the gun he used because an initial background check didn't catch that he had a prior felony conviction in Mississippi. Aurora Police Chief Kristin Ziman said Saturday that 45-year-old Gary Martin was issued a firearm owner's identification card in January 2014 after he passed the initial background check. She said he bought the Smith & Wesson .40-caliber handgun on March 11, 2014, and that his 1995 felony conviction for aggravated assault in Mississippi wasn't flagged until he applied...
  • Illinois Shooting Occurred in Gun-Free Zone

    02/16/2019 1:33:25 PM PST · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 2/15/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    The February 15, 2019, shooting at Henry Pratt Company (HPC) occurred even though HPC is a gun-free zone. Crime Prevention Research Center reported, “This attempted mass public shooting occurred in yet another gun-free zone. 98% of mass public shootings since 1950 have taken place in areas where people can’t defend themselves.” Georgia Carry also posted a photo of a sign indicating no guns allowed on HPC’s front door to its Instagram account.
  • Mass Murderer in Aurora Illinois was Prohibited Possessor

    02/16/2019 1:31:49 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Aurora murderer at the Henry Pratt Co. valve manufacturing plant in Illinois was a prohibited possessor of firearms. He had been convicted of aggravated assault in Mississippi in 1995, for stabbing a woman. He was about 22 years old at the time. Characters are pretty well formed by the time you are 22. The murderer had been arrested six times in Aurora for traffic and domestic battery incidents, the last in 2008. He was arrested in 2017, in Oswego, Illinois, for disorderly conduct and property damage.  No convictions were listed during this period. He originally passed a background...
  • Senators demand details of 2015 meetings between Russian spy and US financial officials

    02/15/2019 11:37:02 PM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 15 Feb 2019 | Colin Wilhelm
    A Republican and a Democratic senator have called on the Federal Reserve and the publisher of a foreign policy magazine to provide more details on 2015 meetings involving senior U.S. financial officials, a Russian central bank official, and Russian spy Maria Butina. Now, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley R-Iowa, and the top Democrat on that panel, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., want more information. The meetings involved Butina, now-former Russian Central Bank Deputy Governor Alexander Torshin, former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, and former Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets. They were reportedly arranged by the Center for...
  • If gun control...doesn't work, why is gun crime so low in other developed nations with these laws?

    02/15/2019 6:04:21 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 48 replies ^ | Jon Davis Jon Davis, Marine Corps weapons instructor
    Let me show you the magic graph that tells you everything. It’s got all the cool stuff; it tells the future, tells the past, tells your strengths, burdens, who's gonna be rich, who's gonna be overworked, the cause of the Healthcare crisis, the cause of every major financial collapse, and yes, even gun violence.This is a population distribution map of the United States. It tells approximately how many people we have at every age range. Who cares? Why is this so important to understand gun violence? Simple answer: Because people at different ages act differently.A few examples, young adults are...
  • Gun-control lawyer recommends breaking federal law

    02/15/2019 3:57:58 PM PST · by rellimpank · 30 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 15 few 2019 | Victor Joecks
    --(snip) "The proposal, Senate Bill 143, exempts some exchanges, including ones that occur between immediate family members. That includes spouses, parents and children, but not in-laws. Assemblywoman Jill Tolles, R-Reno, shared that she bought her first firearm from her sister-in-law and previously received hunting rifles from her father-in-law. Tolles asked if those transfers would now result in a gross misdemeanor. “In those instances, the simplest solution would probably be for your spouse or your sibling, if they took possession of the gun and then gave the gun to you,” Rosen said. That’s a logical solution with one small problem. That...
  • Blame It on the NRA

    02/14/2019 5:49:01 AM PST · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 14 feb 2019 | Geoffrey Norman
    Now just how, you wonder, did we get from that rancid old slander about the malign political influence of Jewish money (“the Benjamins” in Ilhan Omar’s street lingo) to the National Rifle Association? Well, probably the same way Harvey Weinstein did when it was first revealed that he is a sexual predator who had used his status in Hollywood to cover up what was often described as “an open secret.” Facing disgrace and charges of rape, Weinstein also apologized — sort of — in a written statement he delivered to the New York Times, which began: “My journey now will...
  • WA State AG to Sheriffs: Put Your Political Views Aside And Enforce Our Gun Control Law...Or Else

    02/13/2019 3:58:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 84 replies ^ | February 13, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Washington State has been the battleground over gun control, especially over the last year. Back in November, 60 percent of voters passed I-1639 , a ballot initiative that: • Raised the age someone can purchase a rifle to 21. • Created an "enhanced background check system similar to what is used for handguns." • Required a person to complete a firearms safety training course. • Created a common stand for secure gun storage. Sheriffs across the state refused to enforce the law, saying they believe it violates residents' Second Amendment rights. Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich even received death threats over...
  • L.A. Council Members Vote 14-0 to Require City Contractors Disclose NRA Ties

    02/13/2019 11:55:58 AM PST · by Twotone · 77 replies ^ | February 12, 2019 | Kristina Bravo
    The Los Angeles City Council voted 14-0 Tuesday to approve an ordinance requiring city contractors disclose any ties to the National Rifle Association. It’s the first such legislation for any municipality, according to Councilman Mitch O’Farrell’s office. He first introduced the ordinance in September 2018. It will force companies aiming to do business with the city to publicly reveal any financial links to NRA and its subsidiaries. The law has several exemptions, including pension fund contracts. In a news conference ahead of Tuesday’s vote, O’Farrell said the NRA previously sent a letter to the City Council claiming that the law...