Republican Governor Mike DeWine is the latest in his party to join Democrats in pushing red flag gun laws. But don’t you dare call it that in his state of Ohio. They’re called “Personal Protection Orders” in Ohio. It’s totally different.
Except, it’s not. If anything DeWine’s portrayal of Ohio’s reactionary gun law is worse than a standard red flag gun law because it utilizes the tried and true technique of Orwellian newspeak. He contends the law, which ignores a citizens right to due process by having secreting hearings to determine action, is perfectly in line with due process because “they have to go to court” to get the order. This ignores the fact that due process requires an attempt to allow the accused to defend themselves BEFORE action is taken against them.
In this interview with gun-control-supporting Fox News host Bill Hemmer, DeWine goes so far as to say anti-social behavior makes people a “menace.” He says there are many who exhibit “all the signs.” But here’s the problem with that statement, and it’s the major hole is so many of the talking points being pushed to promote these laws. They readily acknowledge that guidance counselors, health professionals, relatives, and mental health professionals regularly see people exhibit the types of traits found in mass shooters.
“Virtually every one of these cases, as you said, somebody’s looked up a long time ago and said, hey, this guy is giving all the signs, antisocial behavior,” DeWine said. “This guy is a menace and we need to be able to do something. The schools need the tools, we are now giving them the tools to do that.”
This is their evidence that red flag gun laws are necessary. But if there are so many people exhibiting these traits who should not have access to firearms, why aren’t there mass shootings regularly? Why are two mass shootings in a weekend such a huge deal? Based on the criteria for removal of a law abiding citizen’s firearms, shouldn’t it mean that without those laws, the thousands or ten of thousands of people who will be victimized by the law be shooting up Walmarts across the country every day? I’m not making light of the situation, but out of one hand they say the law will go after “many” but the statistics show there simply aren’t “many” shooters out there.
If there are “many” people who exhibit “all the signs” of “anti-social behavior” that makes them a “menace,” shouldn’t there be dozens of mass shootings in Ohio every year? No. His red flag gun law is a solution seeking a problem.
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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.
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