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  • Chipman is a radical gun-control supporter

    08/08/2021 11:42:43 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | Sunday, August 8, 2021 | John R Lott Jr
    President Biden has had little trouble getting even his most controversial nominees confirmed. Democrats, including Montana Senator Jon Tester, have all voted in unison. Only Neera Tanden, Biden’s pick to head his budget office, faced bipartisan opposition. But with David Chipman’s nomination to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) possibly being determined by a single vote, Senator Tester continues to refuse to say how he will vote. Chipman, like Biden’s judicial nominees, is a radical gun control supporter. Yet, Tester appears to not wanting to upset national Democrats and is waiting until his vote no longer...
  • 'Tell Me What You Define As An Assault Weapon': Mike Lee Presses Biden Nominee On Tweet About Guns

    08/08/2021 2:13:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Forbes Breaking News ^ | 8/8/21 | Mike Lee
    How do you define assault weapon? Dodge How do you define it? Sidestep... Also talk about wild horse and boro legislation
  • Assault weapons: The legal battle over them continues. What are they?

    06/09/2021 5:42:56 AM PDT · by libstripper · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | June 9, 2021 | Holmes Lybrand,
    A federal judge has ruled that California's 32-year-old assault weapons ban is unconstitutional -- and that the state cannot limit civilian access to weapons he considered to be "fairly ordinary, popular, modern rifles."
  • Don’t Believe Leftist Lies About A Federal Judge’s End To California’s Gun Ban

    06/07/2021 5:09:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 7, 2021 | Margot Cleveland
    Judge Roger Benitez’s opinion provides a perfect primer for Americans seeking to understand the law and the gun fallacies leftists push.On Friday, a federal judge struck down California’s assault weapon ban in Miller v. Bonta. In the nearly 100-page opinion, District Court Judge Roger Benitez dissected post-Heller Second Amendment jurisdiction, while scrutinizing the state’s claimed justification for banning ownership of so-called “assault weapons,” before enjoining enforcement of several sections of California’s Assault Weapons Control Act (AWCA). Yet for 30 days Judge Benitez also stayed the execution of the declaratory judgment and permanent injunction to allow the named defendant, California Attorney...
  • Biden's ATF Nominee Wants to Ban 'Assault Weapons' and His Definition Is Terrifyingly Broad...

    05/27/2021 7:25:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/27/2021 | Tyler O' Neill
    President Joe Biden has nominated David Chipman, a longtime gun control advocate, to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), an agency that plays a key role in gun regulations. Chipman, who served as an ATF special agent for 25 years, left to work with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) at her gun restriction organization Giffords. During his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Chipman confirmed his support for a ban on AR-15 rifles. He also suggested he still supports banning “assault weapons,” and he presented an absurdly broad definition of “assault weapon.” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pressed...
  • Biden demands ban on ‘assault weapons,’ high-capacity magazines in first speech to Congress

    04/29/2021 9:53:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    americanmilitarynews.com ^ | April 29, 2021 | LIZ GEORGE
    In his first speech before both chambers of Congress, President Joe Biden focused heavily on his administration’s gun control agenda, calling once again for “reasonable reforms” on firearms, including a ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines.“We need a ban on assault weapons and high—capacity magazines again. Don’t tell me it can’t be done. We’ve done it before … and it worked,” Biden asserted in his speech. “Talk to most responsible gun owners, most hunters – they’ll tell you there’s no possible justification for having 100 rounds – 100 bullets – in a weapon. They will tell you that there...
  • House Democrats Ask Biden to Take Executive Action on ‘Concealable Assault-Style Firearms’

    04/01/2021 1:23:30 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 80 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 4-1-21 | Jack Phillips
    A group of House Democrats has asked President Joe Biden to take executive action on “concealable assault-style firearms,” citing two mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colorado, last month. “Concealable assault-style firearms that fire rifle rounds pose an unreasonable threat to our communities and should be fully regulated under the National Firearms Act consistent with the intent and history of the law. The recent tragedy in Boulder, Colorado where 10 people including a police officer were killed is one in a string of deadly incidents involving this style of weapon,” Reps. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Val Demings (D-Fla.),...
  • Mr. President, Most Gun Owners Aren’t As Reckless As Hunter Biden

    03/26/2021 7:08:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 26, 2021 | Kylee Zemple
    Most gun owners aren't lying on background check forms and dumping our firearms willy-nilly in trash cans by schools. Even if we were, none of Biden's anti-gun pipe dreams would stop us.Although President Joe Biden would rather monologue about infrastructure than talk about this and Kamala Harris will deny it, a power-hungry Biden administration in cahoots with a Democrat-controlled Congress is working hard to enact sweeping gun control. Capitalizing on tragic shootings, this administration is bypassing Second Amendment infringement and has opted instead to just stomp it right out.During his first press conference more than two full months into office,...
  • Gun Control Myths: The Lie That AR-15s Are The Weapon Of Choice Of Mass Public Shooters

    03/25/2021 7:46:25 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 14 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | 03-24-21 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Here is an all too typical Twitter post making the claim that AR-15s are the weapon of choice for mass public shooters. But you have to wonder though if all this media coverage that these are the best weapons for mass public shooters actually causes more of these particular guns to be used than would otherwise be the case.
  • Pro-Second Amendment judge overseeing third gun rights case this week, gun control groups cry foul

    10/18/2020 3:00:56 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Faux News ^ | October 18, 2020 | Bradford Betz
    A U.S. District Judge in San Diego who has issued rulings in two separate lawsuits challenging California’s strict gun control measures will take up another weapons-related case on Monday, sparking criticism from gun-control groups who pro-gun advocates have been given an unfair advantage. Judge Roger Benitez has twice ruled in favor of gun rights: in a case that challenged California’s ban of high-capacity magazines, and another case mandating background checks for buying ammunition, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. On Monday, he will oversee a case challenging several state laws regulating and defining assault weapons. He is overseeing another case challenging...
  • US Customs Seize Millions Worth of Illicit Narcotics and Assault Weapon Parts From China

    06/28/2020 7:48:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/28/2020 | Frank Fang
    U.S. customs officials in Cincinnati recently seized 530 pounds of illicit narcotics and other controlled substances in a shipment originating from China, which had a street value of over $2 million. The cargo also contained other illicit goods such as counterfeit products and prohibited food items. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the seizure in a press release on June 26. The shipment, intercepted by customs officials on May 11, was destined for a single importer in Aurora, Colorado. “This is the largest synthetic seizure in the history of our port,” said Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie in the press...
  • Detroit construction worker speaks out after confrontation with Joe Biden

    03/11/2020 7:42:16 AM PDT · by karpov · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 11, 2020 | Mark Moore
    The Detroit construction worker who got into a shouting match with Joe Biden said the former vice president “kind of went off the deep end” when he asked a question about his intent to ban assault weapons. “I thought I was pretty articulate and respectful. I didn’t try to raise feathers,” Jerry Wayne said Wednesday during an interview with “Fox & Friends.” “He kind of just went off the deep end. … Once he got caught in a lie, I kind of wanted to ask him why he wanted to take our long arms rather than the handguns,” Wayne continued....
  • Biden Likens Owning an AR-15 to Falsely Shouting Fire in a Crowded Theater. The presidential contender has trouble explaining why the guns he wants to ban fall outside the Second Amendment.

    03/10/2020 7:35:30 PM PDT · by karpov · 40 replies
    Reason ^ | March 10, 2020 | Jacob Sullum
    Former Vice President Joe Biden, the leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, today got into a heated argument with a Detroit autoworker who challenged his support for a new federal "assault weapon" ban. Even leaving aside Biden's reference to an "AR-14" when he meant "AR-15," the conversation revealed both the illogic of his proposal and the suspicions it understandably arouses among many gun owners. Cellphone video of the encounter shows a bearded man in a hard hat accusing Biden of "actively trying to end our Second Amendment right and take away our guns." Biden denied the charge. "You're full...
  • Rep. Gainey appeals for statewide ban on assault weapons

    10/11/2019 3:10:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 10, 2019 | Lacretia Wimbley
    Democratic state legislators urged Pittsburghers on Thursday to support a bill that would ban the use of some military-style rifles by everyone except service members and law enforcement personnel. The lawmakers also said hunters in Pennsylvania don’t need the added firepower of semiautomatic rifles, including AR-15-type weapons, even though the Legislature passed a law in 2017 allowing that. The weapons increasingly are being used in mass killings that are “traumatizing today’s children,” said state Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Lincoln-Lemington, at a gathering sponsored by House Democrats at the Carnegie Library in Homewood. He and others called for support of a bill...
  • It’s not too late to tell the GOP to keep their 2nd Amendment promises

    08/11/2019 6:34:17 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | August 11, 2019 | JD Rucker
    If you’re having a hard time distinguishing between many of our Republicans lawmakers and their Democratic counterparts lately, you’re not alone. The calls for gun control laws coming from both sides are deafening following last weekend’s mass shootings. They’re crumbling under the pressure of progressives who claim thoughts and prayers are not enough, that we must DO something. The problem is in emotional reactions that are driving the calls for universal background checks, red flag gun laws, and “assault weapons” bans. Many Republicans are scrambling for a response, not a solution. They’re trying to find something they can hang their...
  • The Trump gun trajectory: From banning assault weapons to NRA endorsement

    08/07/2019 8:38:50 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 2019 | Rob Crilly
    I generally oppose gun control, wrote Donald Trump in his 2000 book, The America We Deserve, “but I support the ban on assault weapons and I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.” It was an uncontroversial view for a freewheeling New Yorker, who moved in the same circles as Bill and Hillary Clinton, and liked to speak his mind. Twelve years later, even after he had begun his shift to the right, Trump endorsed Barack Obama’s push for tougher gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting that cost the lives of 20...
  • Biden says he's coming for assault weapons, as 2020 Dems urge new ban in wake of shootings

    08/06/2019 2:46:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Aug. 6, 2019 | Paul Steinhauser
    The horrific mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that left 31 people dead and dozens more injured have thrust the issue of gun violence into the center of the 2020 presidential campaign -- with calls growing louder in the Democratic field for the return of an assault-weapons ban.~~SNIP~~The former vice president, in a CNN interview, said that a Biden administration would push for a “national buyback program” to get such firearms “off the street.”Asked what he’d say to gun owners worried that Biden would be coming for their guns, he quickly answered: "Bingo! You're right, if you have an...
  • Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN) said Florida AG Lied about Assault Weapons Ban

    08/05/2019 7:32:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In a recent video on politics at wtsp.com, the station plays quotes from the Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and the Chair of Ban Assault Weapons Now, Gail Schwartz. The Attorney General says the initiative is deliberately deceptive, a trick. Schwartz says the AG is lying.  From wtsp.com: In a letter to the court submitted Friday, Moody called the language in the proposed amendment “misleading,” saying the court should move to keep the matter from voters. She argues that the proposal goes far beyond banning so-called assault weapons and could also ban the possession of all semi-automatic long guns....
  • The NY Post’s call for a new ‘assault weapons’ ban is so WRONG for all the right reasons

    08/05/2019 7:11:17 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 21 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/5/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Well, it’s happening. Following a week in which three mass shootings have occurred in the U.S., now even right-leaning publications are calling for draconian “bans” of an entire class of firearm. Specifically, the New York Post, which we respect, is calling for POTUS Donald Trump to push for a reimposition of an “assault weapons ban” like the one Democrats pushed through during Bill Clinton’s first term in office. The Post notes: Two mass shootings within 24 hours in El Paso and Dayton, days after the Garlic Festival killings. Three months after Virginia Beach, six months after Aurora, nine months after...
  • [Kamala] Harris wants ban on importing AR-15-style assault weapons

    05/15/2019 6:46:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2019
    Kamala Harris wants to ban the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons by executive action if elected president. On Wednesday, the Democratic senator and presidential candidate from California will detail her proposal to stop importing the weapons until the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can analyze whether the ban should be permanent. …