The 2nd Amendment is arguably the most infringed upon section of the Bill of Rights. Cities, counties, states, and even the federal government do exactly what the 2nd Amendment forbids them from doing, yet we’re seeing the number and magnitude of gun laws increase, not decrease.
This is absolutely wrong. The 2nd Amendment was made by people who knew first-hand what could happen if a government is allowed to oppress the people without recourse. They knew that if we were ever faced with a similarly oppressive government, then the ability for the people to defend themselves, their family, their property, and the Constitution itself would hinge on their right to firearms.
H.R. 8, known as the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019” despite the fact that only eight Republicans voted in favor of it, would not have prevented any of the major shootings that prompted people to push for the legislation in the first place. It places a background check restriction on essentially everyone, not just gun dealers. If you own a gun and while you’re out of town your significant other needs to grab it out of the closet for self-defense, you and they have just committed a felony under H.R. 8.
Knowing it wouldn’t have prevented any of the mass shootings in recent years, Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) made a video on his way to vote. He knew there was no chance to prevent it from passing in the House. It’s hard to imagine it passing in the Senate, but stranger things have happened, which is why this video is so important.
Any Republican Senators considering voting in favor of the bill needs to ask themselves the question that Crenshaw brought up in the video:
“If we’re going to infringe on people’s liberties, what are we doing it for?”
The truth about universal background checks and today’s vote. pic.twitter.com/koigvhKKYT
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) February 27, 2019
We need better protections from those who use firearms to hurt others illegally. That does NOT mean we need more laws. If the current laws were enforced better, America would be safer. Let’s start there and stop throwing more laws on the books, okay DC?
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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