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  • Big MSNBC Mouth: Border Enforcement's a 'White Supremacist Domestic Terror Campaign'

    08/17/2019 5:14:01 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The "public charge" doctrine has been a foundation of American immigration policy going back hundreds of years to colonial times. The notion is that immigrants who are unable to support themselves, thus becoming public charges, should not be admitted or permitted to remain. In 1996, Congress enacted a federal immigration law codifying the public charge principle, and it has remained on the books in the same form ever since. So what do you call the Trump administration's plan to enforce that law? On Saturday's AM Joy, Democrat pollster and MSNBC contributor Fernand Amandi offered a crazy take: "This is a...
  • Trump's public mention of background checks is vanishing

    08/17/2019 2:33:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WJXT-TV ^ | August 17, 2019 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    President Donald Trump couldn't stop talking about the importance of strengthening background checks as he addressed reporters last Friday after a week steeped in the aftermath of the country's latest pair of mass shootings. He uttered the term "background checks" 18 times as he fielded questions from reporters about what kind of action he would take in the wake of the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that killed 31 people. While he shied away from specifics, he made clear that he wanted to strengthen the system and that he felt he could rally Republican support for "common...
  • The enforcement problems with gun-grabbing ‘red flag’ laws are even worse than you think

    08/17/2019 12:19:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | 8/17/19 | Donald Kilmer
    Everyone is debating “red flag” laws like they’re some new thing, but California has had variations of them for decades. We call them domestic violence restraining orders, civil harassment restraining orders, workplace restraining orders, elder abuse restraining orders, mental health seizures and prohibition orders, and, more recently, gun violence restraining orders. They’re all meant to disarm dangerous people — but they’re all fundamentally flawed. None of these red flag laws would have prevented recent mass shootings. And in my 23 years practicing law in the heart of Silicon Valley, I have litigated dozens of these cases. I’ve seen firsthand the...
  • ICYMI: Hispanic El Paso Residents Urgently Seek Firearms Training To Carry Concealed

    08/17/2019 10:11:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 8/17/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Following the deadly shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas that killed 22 people a few weeks ago, Hispanics in the city have flocked to the gun range to take concealed carry classes, Reuters reported. The course is required for Texas residents to obtain a License to Carry (LTC) a concealed firearm. According to Michael McIntyre, general manager of Gun Central, one of the biggest gun stores in El Paso, his classes have see a huge increase since the shooting earlier this month. Normally each of his concealed carry classes have seven people. Now they average 50 people per...
  • Portland braces for violence at far-right rally — entire police force will be on duty

    08/17/2019 9:26:10 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 64 replies
    CBS News ^ | Auguat 17, 2019 | Jonathan Vigliotti
    Portland, Oregon — The serenity of downtown Portland will be tested yet again on Saturday afternoon. Stores began closing Friday night ahead of dueling protests between groups of right-wing extremists and anti-fascist demonstrators. Several extremist groups are expected to show up, but no one has applied for any type of permit. Police learned about the protest from monitoring social media, and from what they read, there is concern for possible violence.
  • A Shining Light in Campus Free Speech Suppression

    08/17/2019 7:13:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | August 17, 2019 | Larry Provost
    As Americans, we speak our minds. It’s the quintessential American quality. Freedom of expression is so foundational to our liberty that it is enshrined in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. We must never take our freedom of speech for granted. Today, 243 years after our nation’s founding, educational institutions, originally created to foster and promote freedom of thought and freedom of conscience, are now actively suppressing first freedoms in the name of political correctness. In a sudden Orwellian twist, students across the country are now discovering that it’s not only acceptable, but morally praiseworthy to use intimidation,...
  • Terrorist Threat for MO Walmart Open Carry Rejected by Prosecutor

    08/17/2019 2:58:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Green County Prosecutor in Missouri refused to charge Dmitriy Andreychenco with terrorist threat in the first degree. The charge was made in the 2nd degree. Dmitriy was open carrying in a Walmart U.S.A. –-( At about 4:10 p.m. on 8 August, 2019 Dmitriy Andreychenco parked in the parking lot of the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Springfield, Missouri. He took an tactical ballistic vest out of the car, put it on, and slung a AR type rifle. He walked into the store. He was open carrying and testing his Second Amendment rights, as confirmed by his wife and his...
  • VA State Board Accuses Realtor of Violating Fair Housing Laws Due to Christian Messages, Bible Verse

    08/16/2019 3:20:07 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    CBNNews ^ | 08/16/2019 | Dale Hurd
    A Christian realtor in Virginia is suing the state real estate board after it charged her with violating fair housing laws by putting the Bible verse John 3:16 on her website, and using phrases like "Jesus loves you" in her email signatures. This began when the Virginia Real Estate Board filed a complaint against realtor Hadassah Carter, saying that because she's using religious speech, she could make someone feel discriminated against. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has filed a lawsuit on Carter's behalf, charging the state board with violating her First Amendment rights and calling this "an...
  • Twitter’s debate-chilling problem: The social media site’s arbitrary policies

    08/16/2019 12:18:51 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/16/2019 | NRG
    Twitter’s debate-chilling problem: The social media site’s arbitrary policies allow foreign nations to censor American — often without explanation I am the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, whose account Twitter locked because it tweeted a link to a Daily News article that I wrote about Twitter locking my personal account. Twitter informs me that the account was locked because the News article contains quotes from the New Zealand mass killer, and New Zealand and Australia have laws against sharing the manifestos of shooters. As a Twitter representative emailed me: “Due to the safety of Twitter users and regulations...
  • ‘Have A Million Seats’: Dana Loesch Blasts Philly Mayor’s Attempts To Blame ‘Law Abiding People’

    08/16/2019 10:43:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 8/15/2019 | Scott Morefield
    Full Header" ‘Have A Million Seats’: Dana Loesch Blasts Philly Mayor’s Attempts To Blame ‘Law Abiding People’ For Criminal’s Actions “Our officers need help,” Kenney said during a Wednesday press conference. “They need help with gun control. They need help with keeping these weapons out of these people’s hands.” “The perp is a felon, a prohibited possessor, who keeps being let out on the street to cause chaos,” Loesch tweeted Thursday. “It’s not the fault of law-abiding people but heaven forbid you examine light sentencing and recidivism driving the violent crime rate nationwide.”
  • Appeals court sides with Trump administration on asylum rule, limits injunction

    08/16/2019 10:20:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 16, 2019 | Adam Shaw, Bill Mears
    A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration on Friday in the legal battle over its efforts to limit asylum claims from Central America – blocking, for now, a nationwide injunction that blocked the implementation of the rule. Last month a California federal judge blocked the rule that would require migrants to first apply in one of the countries they cross on their way to the U.S. – with certain exceptions. The rule is tailored to target Central Americans from the Northern Triangle of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras who would travel across multiple countries, including Mexico, before claiming...
  • TRUMP Ford Commercial Parody (Clean-ish)

    08/16/2019 8:41:13 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8-16-2019 | Something Wicked
    Outstanding... We need more commercials like this!
  • Trump To New Hampshire: “You Have No Choice But To Vote For Me”

    08/16/2019 7:37:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/16/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Donald Trump channeled his inner James Carville last night in New Hampshire, hammering on the economy as his best argument for re-election. “Love me or hate me,” Trump told the crowd that was clearly in the first camp, “you’ve got to vote for me” to keep the economy growing. Nearly thirty years after Carville’s famous admonition to Bill Clinton’s campaign team in Little Rock, it’s still the economy, stupid: President Trump doubled down on his economic argument for re-election on Thursday night amid increasing concerns about a recession, declaring that even Americans who hate him “have no choice” but...
  • Plastic surgeon caught with huge cache of weapons in his BMW: cops

    08/16/2019 7:20:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 96 replies ^ | 8/14/2019 | amir talib
    A Long Island plastic surgeon was caught with an enormous cache of weapons in his car — that included five fully loaded assault rifles, body armor and more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition, police said Wednesday. Tuckahoe Police officers looking into a report that Matthew J. Bonanno, 47, had threatened his estranged wife arrested him Tuesday at a bar in the Westchester County town for allegedly illegally possessing a Glock semi-automatic handgun. Bonanno, who practices in Lake Success, was arraigned Tuesday and remanded without bail on a slew of weapons charges. Investigators are still looking into how he obtained the...
  • July 2019 NICS Background Checks Highest on Record, Sales Steady

    08/16/2019 4:52:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The number of National Instant background Checks (NICS) done by the FBI for July, 2019, is up dramatically. There were 2,030,661 background checks done in July of 2019. That is the second-highest July on record, with only July of 2016 being higher. July of 2016 had 2,197,169 NICS checks. The 2019 number is positive for gun retailers and gun manufacturers, even after we take into account the changing nature of the type and numbers of background checks done through the FBI system.When the system was started in 1998, over 20 years ago, most of the checks done were for...
  • Kamala Harris is proposing a new kind of 'red flag' law to take guns away from racists

    08/16/2019 3:49:10 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 84 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 15 Aug 19 | Nate Madden
    Democratic presidential candidate and Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) has taken the concept of "red flag" gun confiscation laws a step further with a proposal to take guns away from white nationalists who might commit a hate crime. According to a policy proposal on her campaign website Wednesday, Harris said she would work to "combat and disarm violent hate" from white supremacists by pushing for legislation to give courts the ability to issue "Domestic Terrorism Prevention Orders" to take away the guns of "a suspected terrorist or individual who may imminently perpetrate a hate crime." According to the statement, such orders...
  • Oath Keepers Will NOT be Participating in the August 17 Rally in Portland, OR

    08/15/2019 8:37:04 PM PDT · by old-ager · 62 replies
    Oathkeepers ^ | Aug. 15, 2019 | Stewart Rhodes
    Public Notice: Oath Keepers Will NOT be Participating in the August 17, 2019 “End Domestic Terrorism” Rally in Portland, OR I wish I didn’t have to do this, but it must be done. I must make it clear that Oath Keepers will not be participating in the “End Domestic Terrorism” rally scheduled for this Saturday, August 17, 2019, which is being organized by Joe Biggs and the Proud Boys. I must also make it clear that Oath Keepers is NOT an organizer of this event, as has been erroneously reported by some media outlets. This event is being organized by...
  • Trump vows to 'always uphold the Second Amendment' amid ongoing talks on gun laws

    08/15/2019 6:06:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/19 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Thursday told supporters in New Hampshire that he would "always uphold the Second Amendment" and suggested that the construction of new mental health facilities would help curb gun violence. The president lamented the lack of mental health institutions as he spoke about the need to keep guns away from people with mental illnesses. The comments come as the White House and Congress examine new gun laws in the wake of recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. "It's not the gun that pulls the trigger. It's the person that pulls the trigger," Trump said,...
  • A stunning number lands in the middle of the gun debate

    08/15/2019 4:57:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 15, 2019 | Chris Cillizza
    As political Washington mulls what -- if anything -- to do legislatively to address the latest in a long line of mass murders committed with guns, a new Fox News poll has a number in it that is an absolute stunner. That number is 67%, which reflects respondents who told pollsters that they support a ban on assault weapons. For you non-math majors out there, that's two-thirds of the American public! Yes, there is something of a partisan divide on the question -- with 86% of Democrats favoring a ban on automatic and semiautomatic weapons, while 46% of Republicans feel...
  • Jury finds Eric Boyd guilty of grisly 2007 Knoxville murders

    08/15/2019 4:25:02 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 46 replies
    Knox News ^ | 8/13/2019
    A Knox County jury on Tuesday declared Eric Boyd guilty in the 2007 murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. The seven-woman, five-man jury had deliberated since Monday before returning its verdict of first-degree murder in the Knox County Criminal Court trial on Tuesday afternoon. The verdict carries an automatic life sentence for each of the two slayings. Judge Bob McGee will decide at a Sept. 18 sentencing hearing whether those two life sentences should be stacked one onto the other and what, if any, extra punishment Boyd should receive for the related crimes, including kidnapping and rape. Boyd is...