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GOP Gov. Rick “Anti-Second Amendment” Scott running for US Senate

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In an announcement nearly as newsworthy as hearing that the sun rose in the east this morning, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott informed Floridians, as expected, that he is running to replace Democrat Bill Nelson in the US Senate.

Ironically, the career politician wants to go to Washington because “it’s full of politicians” who have “broken” the system, and he’s just the guy to fix it even though he doesn’t “fit in.”

“Some say as governor, I have never fit in or played by the political rules in Tallahassee. Well, that’s true. And I never planned to fit in.

“I won’t fit in in Washington either. It’s time to shake that place up. We don’t need another politician in Washington. It’s full of politicians. And that’s why it’s broken.”

As much as I would like to agree with Mr. Scott, I simply can’t for two reasons. First, he’s running as an ally of Donald Trump, and as we all know, the GOP has replaced conservatism with Trump’s nationalist/populist ideals, transforming the Republican party into the Trumplican party. Second, as a Trumplican, the Florida governor will fit right in with the swamp creatures and career politicians serving within the GOP.

Rick Scott’s race proves how the GOP has eliminated conservatives; replacing them with a lineup of Republicrats and Trumplicans offered as the lesser of two evils solution to America’s problems. And Scott is an unqualified candidate considering his recent politically motivated, anti-Second Amendment policies.

In the aftermath of the shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school, Scott helped push a liberal bucket list of anti-gun measures through the state legislature, including a complete ban on gun sales for 18-21-year-old adults.

While there are those who will claim that anti-gun laws like the ones promoted by Scott will never pass in Washington, we need look no further than the anti-Second Amendment provisions included in the recent Omnibus spending deal. Let’s also not forget the efforts by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R) and Richard Blumenthal (D) to federalize extreme-risk protection orders (ERPO) with the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Act (FERPA), a bill that will allow the government to confiscate guns without due process.

With Trump’s record low approval numbers, it’s a risky move on Scott’s part to take the Trump train to Washington, but even if that strategy wins the Florida governor a US Senate seat, he will be nothing more than another member of the political duopoly owned and operated by Democrats and Republicans.

Working in tandem with the spineless GOP leadership in Congress and the NY liberal in the White House, Rick Scott will advance the destruction of conservatism and the Constitution in America.


Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 

David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is nationally syndicated with Salem Radio Network and can be heard on stations across America.

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Dianne Feinstein’s comment on Dayton shooter skipped one important point

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Dianne Feinsteins comment on Dayton shooter skipped one important point

Gun control is the talk of the town as the week comes to a close. Well, that and Greenland. And Jeffrey Epstein. But the mass shootings two weeks ago has DC buzzing, media furiously reporting, and activists on both sides of the debate furiously Tweeting at each other. Senator Dianne Feinstein weighed in on the discussion by pointing out some important facts about the alleged Dayton shooter, Connor Betts.

Her facts are correct. Her analysis is off because it missed one important point. We’ll get to that in a minute, but let’s declare once and for all (though I’m sure I’ll have to repeat myself later) that the 2nd Amendment IS NOT ABOUT HUNTING OR HOME PROTECTION. Our right to keep and bear firearms was put into the Constitution by our founders because they recognized what could happen if the people had no recourse against an oppressive government. Just as Venezuelans didn’t realize they danger they were putting themselves into when they allowed their guns to be taken away, so too do many Americans put way too much trust in government.

The authoritarian left wants guns because they know they’ll never achieve their endgame as long as the people can defend themselves from tyranny.

Feinstein is correct that the Dayton shooter was able to cause an extreme amount of death and injury in a short period of time. Police were quick to respond, otherwise it could have been much worse. But as our EIC pointed out in a Tweet, Feinstein’s narrative is worthless when you look at it from the opposite perspective.

Gun control is not the solution to our mass shooting problem. If anything, gun control has enabled shooters to enact their crimes without fear of many “good guys with a gun” to stop them. We must never give up our 2nd Amendment rights.

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Seb Gorka: Red flag gun laws are a ‘red herring’

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Seb Gorka Red flag gun laws are a red herring

It isn’t often that former Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka disagrees with his old boss, but as the President pushes for red flag gun laws to be incentivized by the federal government to be adopted by all states, Gorka’s loyalties rang at their highest pitch. He isn’t going against the President’s leanings to oppose him. He’s doing it to try to save him from the bad advice that’s being thrown at him in the White House and by members of Congress.

Red flag gun laws are a bad idea on many levels, perhaps most strikingly in the fact that they do not work. Then, there’s the unconstitutional nature of them that, as Representative Jim Jordan said, inverts our system to make American citizens guilty until proven innocent. But the biggest reason every American gun owner should be concerned about red flag gun laws is because of where they’ll lead.

“Red flags are a red herring,” Gorka said on Fox Business today. “This is another way for us to be disarmed. Look at the states where it’s already happened – California, Massachusetts, where certain types of weapons are already banned. This is the last straw they have take away our civil rights. Remember, the founding fathers called this a ‘civil right.’ The Bill of Rights includes the capacity to protect ourselves.”

Some are calling red flag gun laws a “slippery slope,” but that’s not strong enough as a characterization. They’re a guaranteed stepping stone to gun control because they will not work as advertised. When they fail, the left will double down.

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Kirsten Gillibrand wants to confiscate guns

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Kirsten Gillibrand wants to confiscate guns

Senator and failing Democratic candidate for president Kirsten Gillibrand wants to confiscate your guns. The former “conservative” when it was politically expedient to be one in upstate New York has now gone the way of most her new party. She’s a radical progressive who wants your guns.

For someone who used to have an “A” rating with the NRA, she’s come a long way to hit rock bottom by calling for “assault weapons” bans and mandatory buybacks, AKA confiscations. Oh, but she won’t actually SAY they’re mandatory buybacks. She danced around that question like a pop star.

Gun activist Colion Noir broke down a recent interview she did with CNN. It was clear, as Noir pointed out, that CNN has already weighed Gillibrand in the balance and found her wanting. They went after her to corner her on her old gun rights support and tried to get her to admit what she wants to do as president with gun confiscations.

It’s funny watching Democrats flail around trying to get attention for themselves. There are only a handful of candidates leaving a mark, and Kirsten Gillibrand isn’t one of them. But she’s still trying to do damage to the 2nd Amendment on her way out.

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