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  • A Blatantly Unconstitutional Gun Edict Highlights the Hazards of Emergency Powers

    09/13/2023 4:37:55 PM PDT · by lightman · 11 replies ^ | 13 September A.D. 2023 | Jacob Sullium
    When New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued "a public health emergency order" that purportedly suspended the right to bear arms in Albuquerque and surrounding Bernalillo County last week, her justification was seemingly straightforward. "I have emergency powers," she told The New York Times. "Gun violence is an epidemic. Therefore, it's an emergency." Grisham's stunt was widely condemned as blatantly unconstitutional, even by some leading gun control supporters. But her legal rationale also underlined the perils posed by the sweeping emergency powers that legislators in many states have granted governors -- a problem that was abundantly clear during the COVID-19...
  • Cheers erupt as 'Raise the Age' Bill passes Texas House Committee

    05/08/2023 2:01:47 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 41 replies
    Just the News ^ | 8th May 2023 | Jarvis Johnson
    Texas state legislators voted to advance a bill that would raise the legal age to buy certain semi-automatic rifles from 18 years old to 21 years old on Monday. State Rep Jarvis Johnson posted a video of the moment HB 2744 was passed out of committee. It will be scheduled for a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives next. HB 2744 passed with a vote of 8-5. The vote came two days after a mass shooting at a mall killed eight people, including children. Protesters, including families of Uvalde shooting victims, had filled the statehouse to support...
  • Joe Biden Asks Americans to Pressure Congress to Ban ‘Assault Weapons’

    03/29/2023 7:48:10 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/29/2023 | AWR Hawkins
    President Joe Biden urged Americans to figure out which members of Congress do not support an “assault weapons” ban and pressure them to do so in another push for gun control Tuesday. “The majority of the American people think having assault weapons is bizarre, it’s a crazy idea,” he said, per the Hill. Biden noted that he could not do any more on “assault weapons” via executive action, so he urged Americans to figure out where their representatives stand on the issue and pressure them.
  • Mastriano defends remarks comparing gun-control efforts to Hitler’s policies

    06/02/2022 4:27:49 PM PDT · by lightman · 22 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 2 June A.D. 2022 | J. D. Prose
    Amid a renewed debate over gun control after the Texas and Buffalo mass shootings, Pennsylvania Republican governor candidate Doug Mastriano is defending and amplifying past comments comparing gun restrictions to policies in Nazi Germany under Adolph Hitler. On May 31, The Forward, an independent Jewish publication, published a story with a video showing Mastriano making the comparison during a 2018 Republican candidates forum for the then-13th Congressional District. “It’s appalling to me anytime there’s a shooting the left will jump on that as a way to advance an agenda to remove our right to bear arms,” Mastriano said. Doug Mastriano...
  • BREAKING: White House Releases Initial Gun Control Executive Actions

    04/07/2021 6:46:51 PM PDT · by lightman · 217 replies ^ | 7 April A.D. 2021 | Katie Pavlich
    The Biden White House has released a preview of President Joe Biden's executive actions on gun control, which he plans to sign Thursday afternoon. The administration is also arguing additional gun control is needed to fight a "public health" crisis and pushing hard for "red flag laws," which often violate civil liberties. "Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing six initial actions to address the gun violence public health epidemic," the White House released late Wednesday. "This Administration will not wait for Congress to act to take its own steps." Here are the six actions, from the White House "fact sheet."...
  • 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.),...
  • Nancy Pelosi Replaces Beto O'Rourke As Biden's AR-15 Gun-Grab Czar

    03/10/2021 1:56:16 PM PST · by raptor22 · 62 replies
    The Constitutional Conservatives ^ | March 10 2021 | Daniel John Sobieski
    During the 2020 presidential campaign, Texas Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke often bellowed on how, if elected president, he wanted to take away your firearms, specifically your “military-style” AR-15 through a mandatory gun buy-back program, something unconstitutional on its face and a direct infringement of the right to keep and bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment, During the Democratic presidential primary debate on October 15, 2019, the Congressman responded to the question of how he intended to enforce that proposed gun buyback program: Although he hasn’t offered exact specifics on the program, he did share some additional details at the...
  • Gun grab sparks 'Defund ATF' movement

    12/22/2020 6:54:08 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2020 | Paul Bedard,
    They are the strongest opponents of defunding the police, but now, conservatives are carving out an exception ⁠— the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Long considered anti-gun, the agency has provoked alarm with Second Amendment advocates due to the agency’s recent targeting of gunmakers, including a raid this month on a producer of so-called "ghost guns" and this week’s targeting of AR-15-style pistols. With President-elect Joe Biden poised to unleash new gun control measures, fears are heightened that ATF will be the tip of the spear. Marjorie Taylor Greene ... 10 years ago today, U.S. Border Patrol...
  • Canada's worst mass shooting leaves at least 18 dead

    04/20/2020 11:44:53 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 8 minutes ago | ROB GILLIES
    TORONTO (AP) — Canadians on Monday mourned the shocking rampage that left at least 18 dead in rural communities across Nova Scotia, after a gunman disguised as a police officer opened fire on people hunkered down in their homes, setting houses ablaze in the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history. Officials said the suspect, identified as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, also died in the weekend attack. Police did not provide a motive for the killings. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Chief Superintendent Chris Leather told a news conference Monday that police expect to find more victims once they are able to...
  • Virginia Rally Monday may have Antifa thugs bused in (my title)

    01/18/2020 7:22:41 AM PST · by blueyon · 64 replies
    self ^ | 1/17/20 | Tom DeWeese
    """I’m in Richmond and have just received information from a very reliable source concerning Monday’s rally against the legislature’s gun grabs. Antifa have rented seven buses to bring in their thugs to cause trouble. The report says they will be wearing MAGA hats and wearing NRA garb. They will pretend to be pro gun people. Meanwhile others posing as democrats holding anti gun signs will stand on the side. The Antifa thugs, pretending to be pro gun , will attack the sign holders. Making it look like the pro gun people have started violence. This is the plan. If you...
  • White House, DOJ Gun Control Proposal Includes Universal Background Checks

    09/19/2019 5:09:31 PM PDT · by Windflier · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 September 2019 | Awr Hawkins
    A White House and Department of Justice proposal containing gun control ideas is now available for public consumption. CNN White House correspondent Elaina Plott tweeted a copy of the document: The document clearly shows the White House and DOJ adopting the structure of the Manchin-Toomey gun control bill as a guide: “Consistent with the Manchin-Toomey-draft legislation, a background check requirement would be extended to all commercial sales, including sales at gun shows.” The document shows the Manchin-Toomey background checks–i.e., universal background checks–would include issuance of a “bill of sale” and the preservation of a “chain of title.” Sellers would have...
  • Haunting PSA produced by the parents of Sandy Hook victims shows kids using their new back..

    09/18/2019 11:14:57 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 85 replies
    A gut-wrenching new PSA showing students protecting themselves from a shooter with their 'back-to-school essentials' calls on Americans to stop treating campus gun violence as inevitable and to educate themselves on how to prevent it. The video was released Wednesday by Sandy Hook Promise, an organization formed by the parents of children killed in the 2012 massacre that left 26 dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. By mocking classic back-to-school commercials, the PSA offers a ruthless reminder of how commonplace school shootings have become. It starts off like any other summertime school shopping ad with students showing...
  • White House eyes September action plan for gun proposals

    08/14/2019 3:07:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/14/19 | Juliegrace Brufke and Peter Sullivan
    The White House is in talks with lawmakers from both parties on gun control proposals, hoping for a plan of action before September. Administration officials and senior staffers in both chambers are in early discussions about which bills likely to see movement, and which ones the White House might support. “I think the wheels are spinning pretty quickly right now on gathering a lot of this information,” a source familiar with the discussions told The Hill. “So I think the goal would be to have something ready by the end of the month or at least by the time Congress...
  • BREAKING: New Zealand Attorney General Announces Ban on Semi-Automatic Guns

    03/15/2019 10:24:28 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 131 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/15/19 | Dan Zimmerman
    From The crowd in attendance at a vigil at Auckland’s Aotea Square cheered loudly when Attorney-General David Parker said the Government would ban semi-automatic rifles. He warned of a global rise of extremism. “There is a dimming of enlightenment in many parts of the world,” he said. “How can it be right for this atrocity to be filmed by the murderer using a go-pro and live-streamed across the world by social media companies? “How can that be right? Who should be held accountable for that?” The answer is obvious: New Zealand’s law-abiding gun owners. They’re the ones who will...
  • US mid-term elections: The Republican who changed his mind over guns

    10/22/2018 2:26:07 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22nd October 2018 | Anthony Zurcher
    Not long ago Republican Phil Scott was one of the most popular governors in America, poised for a comfortable re-election in November. Then, after a possible school shooting was discovered by police in Vermont, he decided to support sweeping gun-control legislation - and has reaped a political whirlwind. The Vermont governor stands at a lectern in front of the state capitol building in Montpelier on a grey, blustery April day earlier this year. His wife and various politicians, officials and dignitaries stand behind him. Before him, a motley crowd. Some are cheering; others are angry - and loud. He's talking...
  • Cuomo: Allow teachers to petition judges to seize guns

    06/05/2018 5:07:54 PM PDT · by blueyon · 21 replies
    WHEC ^ | 6/5/18 | The Associate Press
    Because of copyright laws please see link for article
  • Molon Labe: State Bans Popular AR-15 Accessory—Not a Single Person Complies

    05/30/2018 9:22:37 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 70 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 29, 2018 | Rachel Blevins
    State police were shocked to find that after banning bump stocks and threatening violators with 5 years in prison, not a single resident has complied. The state of New Jersey has become the latest to ban bump-stocks for firearms, and despite strict threats to owners who refuse to turn their newly illegal devices over to police, not a single resident has complied with the new law. The legislation banning the popular A-15 accessory, Senate Bill 3477, went into effect immediately after it was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie in January, and it gave residents 90 days to “voluntarily...
  • Police legally seizing guns under 'red flag' laws [See word about SAF in the article!]

    04/02/2018 7:40:13 PM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 2, 2018 | Dan Springer
    Washington is one of six states with high risk or red flag laws. But in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, the Brady Campaign says at least 30 states are considering them...Even gun rights advocates, who are afraid of government abuse, say it appears to be working...“We’ve seen the downside of people who are distraught or crazy taking out their problems on the general public,” said Dave Workman of the Bellevue, Wash.-based Second Amendment Foundation. “We don’t want that to happen here.”
  • Cuomo: Remove firearms from domestic abusers in New York

    12/14/2017 9:45:58 AM PST · by Bob434 · 39 replies
    The Post Star ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Not sure the reposting rules from associated press- So I'll just post the link (It's a short article) and summarize- Cuomo is calling for removing firearms from all domestic abuse violators- even minor cases- He claims "Most mass shootings" are done by people with records of abuse against women.
  • AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

    07/23/2016 1:54:38 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 47 replies
    AP ^ | 23 July 2016 | By LISA MARIE PANE and RYAN J. FOLEY
    Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.