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Nancy Pelosi’s anti-gun agenda is supported by Trump and the GOP



Nancy Pelosis anti-gun agenda is supported by Trump and the GOP

As the Democrats prepare to take control of the House from their #UNIBROW counterparts on the Republican side of the aisle, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who plans to make another run to become Speaker of the House, has begun laying out some of her priorities.

Unfortunately, she will likely be successful because many of Pelosi’s priorities are the same priorities Trump and the GOP have been promoting over the past two years.

We already know that Pelosi considers last week’s victory a mandate to save Obamacare and Medicare and that Trump is already on board with doing the same. Now, in the aftermath of the recent shooting at a California bar, Pelosi announced that she will make gun control a top priority for the new Congress.

Trump and the GOP have had gun control on their radar over the past two years, but it began picking up speed in 2018 after they joined forces with the Democrats on the issue.

Based on his endorsement of Pelosi for Speaker, and his anti-Second Amendment track record, Trump will likely work with her to build a bipartisan brood of blockheads bent on blowing up the Bill of Rights.

After the Florida shooting back in Feb. this year, Trump openly promoted a punch list of Democrat-friendly, anti-gun measures, including: raising the age to 21 to buy a rifle (a goal of Dianne Feinstein), expanding background checks (a Chuck Schumer priority), and banning bump stocks “with or without” Congress (ala Barack Obama).

In a “bipartisan” meeting held at the White House to discuss gun control after the Florida shooting, Trump responded to a suggestion from VP Pence that due process rights needed to be protected by saying that police should be able to take guns “whether they have the right, or not” and that the government should “take the guns first, go through due process second.”

Seizing guns without due process (Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments) has become standard operating procedure under a Constitution-shredding law growing in popularity across America known as the “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO). ERPOs allow people to anonymously petition the court to issue an order allowing the police to remove all firearms from people deemed to be a threat to themselves or others … by force if necessary. No warrant. No arrest. No charges.

So far, the clearly unconstitutional use of ERPOs has been limited to the states. But earlier this year, Trump’s newest BFF, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) teamed up with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to create the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Act, a law that would federalize ERPOs by giving federal courts jurisdiction over the states.

When Trump and the GOP passed an omnibus spending bill back in March, it included another bill introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) known as the Fix NICS Act. This bill gives the government power to deny gun rights to individuals for something as minor as a traffic ticket, and it laid the groundwork for the creating of an FBI database of every gun owner.

On the subject of gun databases, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced the Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act earlier this year, a bill that will require the federal government to establish a “searchable, computerized database” of all records pertaining to the sale, importation, production, or shipment of firearms.

While the results of Nelson’s re-election are still unknown, his opponent, ex-Governor Rick Scott is an equal threat to the Second Amendment based on his strong anti-gun position taken following the Parkland, FL, high school shooting.

Democrats in the House also introduced legislation after the Florida shooting to ban so-called assault weapons, an idea supported by Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL). Equally disturbing is polling conducted at the time showing huge majorities supporting additional gun-control laws across the board, along with majority support for a complete ban of certain weapons.

What could Nancy’s “common sense” gun control look like?

Democrats in the House of Representatives introduced the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act over the summer. This bill would prohibit gun ownership without a license and would require a valid firearms license to transfer or receive a gun. The bill would also require the US attorney general to maintain a “federal record of sale” tracking system for every gun purchase made in America.

When Republicans ran the whole show in Washington, they favored extreme gun-control measures, so any legislation Nancy comes up will probably be a Second Amendment-killing slam dunk.

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There are two beneficiaries to gun control, and you are I aren’t among them



There are two beneficiaries to gun control and you are I arent among them

Gun control is all over the news as just about every Democrat and a growing number of Republican lawmakers are leaning towards some action that will “do something” about mass shootings in America. It’s so clearly an emotion-driven issue, as can be seen by the simple fact that gun control doesn’t work to stop gun violence. But just because gun control doesn’t make us safer doesn’t mean there aren’t people who will benefit from it once enacted.

The first is obvious. Criminals are clear beneficiaries of gun control because they have no intention of abiding by it. Their victims and potential victims, on the other had, are likely going to be compelled to undergo background checks, sign up for gun registries, or have their firearms confiscated in some “buyback” program. Gun control is the best news criminals have had since criminal justice reform.

The second is debatable, not because it isn’t unambiguously true but because these particular beneficiaries pretend they aren’t gaining from it. This is, of course, a lie. Politicians gain greatly from gun control. Not all of them do because not all of them are anti-American radical progressives who envision a nation that bows to socialism and the authoritarian control over our lives by a nanny state. But even those who are not radical progressives get the benefit of applause from the masses who have been indoctrinated into he belief guns are the problem, not criminals or the mentally ill.

When gun control comes around, and it almost certainly will, many Americans will cheer. This will be the same type of enthusiasm many happy sheep experience when they’re being taken to a brand new location. They never know until it’s too late they’re being led to the slaughter. Criminals will be cheering as their victims will be disarmed by laws that criminals, by their nature of living a life of crime, have no intention of obeying. Leftist politicians will cheer because they’ll be one step closer to the oppression they have planned through their socialist ideology.

Republican lawmakers who support gun control will cheer for a while until they realize the enthusiasm they once had from their base evaporated as quickly as our 2nd Amendment rights did when they decided to back gun control. By the time they try to spin it as a necessary evil or whatever other excuse they try to make, it will be too late for them. We will have already moved on to vote for lawmakers who are not willing to break their oath to defend the Constitution.

Criminals love gun control. Authoritarian politicians do, too. If you’re not a gun-toting felon or Marxist politician, then you will not benefit at all from gun control. In fact, its enactment in any form will make you less safe even if you don’t own a gun.

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The 2nd Amendment is a reminder to government of a right we inherently have



The 2nd Amendment is a reminder to government of a right we inherently have

I’ll keep this brief. The 2nd Amendment is often mischaracterized by both the left and even its defenders on the right. To state it simply, our right to keep and bear arms is a natural right, one that is granted to everyone by powers higher than man.

Read it carefully: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Many misconstrue this as the founders giving us the right to bear arms by codifying it in the Bill of Rights. But in reality, this amendment was not intended to grant a right to anyone. It is simply a reminder of the existence of the right, an explanation of why this right is so important to the nation, and a decree that the right itself is above reproach from government.

Everybody is born with the right to defend themselves from tyranny whether that tyranny comes from our neighbors (criminals) or from oppressive forces domestic or foreign. In many countries, the government takes that right away. In America, we can forgo this right with our actions. Sometimes, it’s voluntary – nobody is forced to own or carry a firearm. Other times, it’s mandatory – the actions of criminals is used as a declaration that they willfully gave up their right keep and bear arms through their actions.

As for the rest of us, this right is absolute and unambiguous. Unless we use our firearms to commit crimes, government does not have the legal power to prevent us from keeping or bearing them.

We can get into the practical application of this principle at another time, but the principle behind the 2nd Amendment must be understood in order for any debates to move forward properly. Otherwise, one or both sides will be operating on a false premise.

Law-abiding gun owners are the true targets of all forms of gun control. We know this because the proposed measures will adversely affect us while doing nothing to stop violent criminals. Yes, the 2nd Amendment is under attack from our own government.

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California’s touted background checks yielded ZERO impact on gun deaths



Californias touted background checks yield ZERO impact on gun deaths

As California goes, so too does the progressive side of the nation. California is where radical ideas are tried out and, in the vast majority of cases, fail miserably. Undeterred, progressives tend to look at these failures as successes waiting to happen eventually, so they beat the drum for whatever leftist legislation the state is able to pass. Such is the case with universal background checks which are now being pushed nationwide after California’s “groundbreaking” attempt to make them work.

They didn’t work. In fact, they can be chalked up as being a monumental failure to anyone who is honest. Sadly, the radical progressives of the Democrats Party are not honest, which is why they keep pushing these background checks as if they demonstrated some measure of success.

Many patriots already knew this. The non-partisan study into the effectiveness of background checks in reducing gun deaths told us late last year that they didn’t work. But that study has been suppressed, ignored, or “debunked” by leftists with a gun control agenda. They refuse to allow facts to get in the way of their agenda.

So, we’ll revisit it…

Johns Hopkins Study: California’s Background Check Law Had No Impact on Gun Deaths – Foundation for Economic Education joint study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California at Davis Violence Prevention Research Program found that California’s much-touted mandated background checks had no impact on gun deaths, and researchers are puzzled as to why.

In 1991, California simultaneously imposed comprehensive background checks for firearm sales and prohibited gun sales (and gun possession) to people convicted of misdemeanor violent crimes. The legislation mandated that all gun sales, including private transactions, would have to go through a California-licensed Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer. Shotguns and rifles, like handguns, became subject to a 15-day waiting period to make certain all gun purchasers had undergone a thorough background check.

It was the most expansive state gun control legislation in America, affecting an estimated one million gun buyers in the first year alone. Though costly and cumbersome, politicians and law enforcement agreed the law was worth it.

The legislation would “keep more guns out of the hands of the people who shouldn’t have them,” said then-Republican Gov. George Deukmejian.

“I think the new laws are going to help counter the violence,” said LAPD spokesman William D. Booth.

More than a quarter of a century later, researchers at Johns Hopkins and UC Davis dug into the results of the sweeping legislation. Researchers compared yearly gun suicide and homicide rates over the 10 years following implementation of California’s law with 32 control states that did not have such laws.

They found “no change in the rates of either cause of death from firearms through 2000.”

Take note that researchers were “puzzled.” It’s as if they did the study expecting it to yield tremendous results through which they could tout gun control. These American universities are not the NRA. They weren’t commissioned to prove gun control in general or universal background checks in particular are ineffective. They wanted gun control to be proven effective, and when the data didn’t support that premise, they were puzzled.

Here’s the reality: Gun control adversely affects law abiding citizens while criminals, who are wont to break such laws, are not affected. If anything, gun control measures aid in the rise of crime, as we’ve seen in Chicago and other cities with obtuse gun control measures already in place.

The 2nd Amendment defends an armed citizenry because our ability to protect ourselves from oppression is the cornerstone of what America represents. Whether against criminals or tyranny, the 2nd Amendment empowers Americans to stay safe and strong.

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