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  • Why Illinois’ new assault weapons ban might not hold up in court

    01/14/2023 8:06:35 AM PST · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 14 jan2023 | Frank Main and Tina Sfondeles
    Illinois’ new assault weapons ban is only days old, but it’s already on uncertain legal footing. Republican lawmakers and gun shop owners say so. But so do constitutional law scholars. Illinois Democrats who crafted the legislation — which took effect Tuesday and was enacted in response to the Highland Park Fourth of July parade mass shooting in which seven people were killed — say they’ve balanced safety concerns with Second Amendment arguments over individuals’ right to bear arms. But a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year could upend the new law and other gun restrictions elsewhere, legal scholars say. In...
  • Former NFL Player Jack Brewer Delivers Powerful Testimony at Congressional Hearing On School Shootings

    12/17/2022 8:49:33 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    GP ^ | December 16,2022 | By Margaret Flavin
    On Thursday, former NFL player Jack Brewer testified at a Congressional hearing on school shootings. Brewer, who works with young men through his non-profit,the Jack Brewer Foundation, has spoken out about how fatherlessness contributes to crime and violence. I’ll never forget being shot at and seeing a stray pellet skim my cousin’s arm. I was a young kid, with all the world in front of me. I was a straight-A student, a great multi-sport athlete, and even director of my church choir. If I was caught with that gun in my pocket, I would not be testifying before you today....
  • We Now Know Who Killed the Thom Tillis Amnesty Deal in the Senate

    12/16/2022 8:16:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/16/2022 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Thom Tillis’ (R-NC) amnesty push is dead. That might be the best political Christmas gift in years—it’s undoubtedly the best news coming from the Hill in a long time. Tillis was working with Democrat defector Krysten Sinema (I-AZ) to get millions of illegal aliens on the citizenship track. You all know the details of the poison pill stipulation in the bill. The first 2 million Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients would be able to sponsor their extended family members when they’ve completed the process. It didn’t secure the border or remove the issue from the table. It just...
  • Biden’s Nauseating Hypocrisy On Guns Takes a New, Dangerous Turn

    12/11/2022 5:22:16 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | December 10, 2022
    “Joe Biden’s world-class hypocrisy is on full display, and it has taken a dangerous turn, in his trade of a notorious Russian arms dealer for Brittany Griner,” the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. Biden’s swap of Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout—known as the “Merchant of Death”—for Griner this week has brought expressions of outrage and astonishment. The jailed basketball gold medalist is one of two Americans who have been held by the Russians. The other is Paul Whelan, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was imprisoned four years ago on espionage charges, and...
  • Judicial Watch: Secret Service Caught Changing Story About Hunter Biden Documents

    12/08/2022 9:16:41 AM PST · by bitt · 20 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/7/2022 | Cristina Laila
    udicial Watch this month obtained documents revealing that the Secret Service has repeatedly changed its story about whether it has records related to Hunter Biden’s gun. On October 23, 2018, Joe Biden’s crackhead son Hunter and daughter-in-law Hallie were involved in yet another brush with the law, this time the incident involved a gun. Recall, Hunter Biden began “dating” his dead brother’s widow Hallie in 2018, because that’s how the trashy Biden family rolls. In October of 2018, Hallie took Hunter Biden’s handgun from his truck without his knowledge and threw it into a trash can behind Janssen’s Market, a...
  • Biden Pushes Gun Control, Releases Convicted Arms Dealer in Prisoner Swap, All in Same Da

    12/08/2022 8:39:41 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/08/2022 | AWR Hawkins
    President Joe Biden pushed gun control for Americans on Wednesday and, on that same day, agreed to release a convicted arms dealer via a prisoner swap with Russia. Breitbart News reported early rumors that Biden might swap Russian gun-running supervillain Viktor Bout for U.S. citizen Brittney Griner. Bout is a flamboyant arms dealer in his mid-50s with Russian military training. He became a billionaire by raiding the armories of the collapsing Soviet Union in the early 90s and using old Soviet cargo planes to transport his black-market weapons to conflict zones around the world. His gun sales have included weapons...
  • The ATF Wants to Destroy Evidence From Fast and Furious Scandal

    12/07/2022 8:42:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/07/2022 | Katie Pavlich
    The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms is reportedly planning to destroy a number of firearms from Operation Fast and Furious ten years after the scandal took place. In a letter to ATF Director Steven Dettelbach, incoming House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan is asking that the firearms be preserved. "Yesterday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) notified us that it intends to destroy the firearms associated with the botched Operation Fast and Furious. I strongly urge you to reconsider this decision and request that you preserve this evidence," Jordan wrote. "Although the ATF apparently intends to...
  • Developing: Brazilian Military in “Firefights with Commandos and Marxist Guerillas”

    12/07/2022 8:52:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Published December 7, 2022 at 10:25am | By Richard Abelson
    The corrupt Brazilian Supreme Court has again moved up the certification of the steal, proclaiming convicted Communist criminal Lula da Silva President overnight, angering patriots and accelerating the push for a military takeover. The Military has called for volunteers to help restore democracy in Brazil. Leftist Journalist Glenn Greenwald criticized Supreme Court censorship of elected representatives and journalists. The Superior Electoral Court (TSE) was originally scheduled to confirm the steal Dec. 19, but moved up the date one week in the face of military preparations to protect Brazil from the coup under Article 142 of the Constitution. In a desperate...
  • Brazil's Lula government to ban or tax guns, says aide

    12/07/2022 9:33:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    MSN ^ | Nov 23, 2022 | Staff
    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government-elect of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will revoke decrees made by President Jair Bolsonaro that have eased access to firearms and is considering banning or taxing guns when it takes office in January, a senior Lula aide said on Wednesday. Senator-elect Flavio Dino, who leads Lula's transition team for public safety and justice, said the next government will reverse a series of Bolsonaro's executive orders that have weakened gun restrictions and caused a sharp increase in the number of gun owners in the country. "The revocation will occur... Now, regarding what is going to happen...
  • Concealed carry holder shoots 2 would-be robbers in Chicago: police

    12/05/2022 3:50:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2022 2:47pm EST | Greg Norman |
    The incident unfolded around 6 a.m. in the city’s west side when a vehicle with "three males inside" approached the victim, who was inside his own vehicle... "One of the individuals got out of the vehicle, pointed a firearm at the victim and demanded his belongings," police said. "A struggle ensued before the victim," whom police say legally owned a firearm and was a concealed carry license holder, "withdrew his weapon and fired several rounds."
  • Restraining Order Ban on Second Amendment, Decision Appealed to Fifth Circuit

    11/30/2022 3:46:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | November 28, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    On November 15, 2022, the United States Attorney in the Western District of Texas, Ashley C. Hoff, filed a Notice of Appeal to the United States District Court fro the Western District of Texas, Pecos Division in the case of USA v. Perez-Gallan. Previously, on November 10, 2022, Judge David Counts had issued a Memorandum Opinion dismissing the indictment to Litsson Antonio Perez-Gallan as invalid because it was unconstitutional under the United States Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSR&PA) v. Bruen decision, which restored the Second Amendment as a full-fledged member of the Bill...
  • Law Banning Gun Possession Due to Restraining Order is Unconstitutional

    11/28/2022 7:59:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 45 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | November 25, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    Federal District Judge David Counts in the Western District of Texas has ruled the controversial federal law banning gun possession by a person who has been served with a restraining order for domestic violence is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. The statute in question is 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(8). This statute makes it a crime to possess a firearm if the person is subject to a court issued restraining order about domestic violence. The maximum term of imprisonment for violation of the statue is up to 10 years in prison. The actual wording of 18 U.S.C. §922(g)(8) is this:(g) It...
  • Colorado Springs shooting comes amid rise in anti-LGBTQ political rhetoric

    11/23/2022 9:03:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | November 22, 2022 | ByIsabella Murray
    The weekend mass shooting at the Colorado Springs gay bar has reignited the debate over whether anti-LGBTQ political rhetoric encourages such attacks or otherwise helps create a hostile environment given the widespread access to high-powered weapons used in similar assaults. "This comes amidst a rise of violent rhetoric and threats against the LGBTQ+ people across the country. What we don't know yet -- while we don't know yet for certain the motive of this attack, hate has no place in this country, and neither do military style assault rifles, which is why we will continue to push for an assault...
  • Officials: Gay Nightclub Shooting Suspect Purchased Gun ‘Legally’

    11/22/2022 10:47:52 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/22/2022 | AWR HAWKINS
    The rifle used by the alleged 22-year-old attacker who killed five at Colorado Springs’ Club Q Saturday night was purchased “legally.” ABC News reported the officials briefed on the investigation into the attack say the attacker “legally purchased” his rifle. The officials who spoke with ABC News officials also pointed out that the attacker’s “2021 arrest may not have appeared on background checks because the case does not appear to have been adjudicated.”
  • Grandfather of Oklahoma Teen Killed by Homeowner in Burglary Says AR-15 Made for ‘Unfair’ Fight

    11/21/2022 5:27:30 PM PST · by george76 · 148 replies
    RNN ^ | November 18, 2022 | Jim Clayburn |
    Three Oklahoma teenagers were killed when they broke into a house and were met by a homeowner with an AR-15. Now the grandfather of one of the teenagers is speaking out about his grandson’s death. According to KTUL-TV, Leroy Schumacher, grandfather of 17-year-old Jacob Redfearn, believes the death of Redfearn was unjustified because the homeowner’s AR-15 gave him an unfair advantage over the three burglars. Speaking to KTUL, Schumacher acknowledged that breaking into a house was “stupid,” but death was not the appropriate consequence. “What these three boys did was stupid,” Schumacher said. “They knew they could be punished for...
  • New Mexico State basketball game postponed after Aggie player reportedly involved in homicide

    11/19/2022 6:19:05 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19,2022 | By Ryan Morik
    Saturday's men's basketball game between New Mexico State and New Mexico has been postponed after a player on the Aggies was reportedly involved in an on-campus homicide early Saturday morning. Multiple reports say junior forward Mike Peake was the player involved, but he is not the one deceased. New Mexico State Police did not respond to Fox News' inquiry for confirmation. New Mexico State Police said there was an altercation between a 19-year-old — now deceased — and a 21-year-old (Peake is 21), where both men suffered from gunshot wounds. The 21-year-old was transported to a hospital, and his current...
  • U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Pens Open Letter to Congress for More Gun Control

    06/06/2022 8:31:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies ^ | 6/5/2022 | Paul Bois
    The U.S. men’s national soccer team joined the current wave of sports figures advocating for more control through an open letter addressed to the U.S. Congress. Echoing talking points espoused by Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, the letter asks congress when they will enact change to curtail gun violence. “We are writing to join the millions of people around the country who are asking a simple question: When are we going to do something about gun violence in America?” the letter starts. “With legislation being considered in the coming days in the House and Senate, we implore you to...
  • White House is gaslighting Americans on "assault weapons"

    11/15/2022 9:29:54 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 11/15/2022 | Cam Edwards
    On Monday, the White House released a statement about the shooting at the University of Virginia in which three members of the school’s football team were killed. The statement itself isn’t all that unusual, but what really stood out to me was the fact that Biden tried to tie this shooting to his repeated calls for a ban on semi-automatic rifles, with press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declaring that “[w]e need to enact an assault weapons ban to get weapons of war off America’s streets. House Democrats acted, and the Senate should follow.” At the time, police hadn’t said what kind...
  • Bidens mourning with UVA community after deadly shooting

    11/14/2022 10:56:48 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/2022 | BRETT SAMUELS
    The White House on Monday expressed sadness over a shooting at the University of Virginia (UVA) that left three people dead the day before. “The President and First Lady are mourning with the University of Virginia community after yet another deadly shooting in America has taken the lives of three young people,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. “Our deepest condolences are with the countless families, friends, and neighbors grieving for those killed, as well as those injured in this senseless shooting.
  • Suspect in custody in University of Virginia shooting that left 3 members of football team dead, officials say

    11/14/2022 8:26:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 99 replies
    NBC ^ | November 14, 2022 | By Marlene Lenthang, Dennis Romero and Chantal Da Silva
    Suspect Christopher Darnell Jones, was considered "armed and dangerous," in connection with the deadly shooting and was taken into custody Monday. The student suspected in a shooting at the University of Virginia that left three members of the football team dead and two others injured is in custody, officials announced Monday. The University of Virginia Police Department identified as Christopher Darnell Jones as the suspect in the shooting. In the middle of a press briefing at 11 a.m., UVA Chief of Police Timothy Longo announced he was taken into custody. He said that the police department secured an arrest warrant...