2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

Harris Blames NRA for Endangering America’s Kids

Stuck on anti-Trump repeat, 2020 presidential contender Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) tried to shake things up Thursday by reverting to a tried-and-true topic for the Left: the NRA is endangering America’s kids. “Our children shouldn’t go to school worried they will have to run for their lives from an active shooter. We need leaders who will stand up to the NRA and fight to keep our kids safe from gun violence.” It was swiftly and gloriously rejected by NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, tweeting: “This is abhorrent. Millions of NRA members are also parents – myself included. You know what keeps kids safe? Prosecuting repeat offenders who have felony gun charges and drive crime. Yet while AG your state was at the bottom of this list. You have zero consistency on safety.” Boom! Game, set, match.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Thursday, 2020 presidential contender Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), sensing she is being left behind in the race and eager to burnish her leftist credentials, blamed the NRA for endangering schoolchildren, tweeting, “Our children shouldn’t go to school worried they will have to run for their lives from an active shooter. We need leaders who will stand up to the NRA and fight to keep our kids safe from gun violence.”

NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch blasted Harris for her tweet, writing, “This is abhorrent. Millions of NRA members are also parents — myself included. You know what keeps kids safe? Prosecuting repeat offenders who have felony gun charges and drive crime. Yet while AG your state was at the bottom of this list. You have zero consistency on safety.”

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

Cuomo Signs Guilty-Until-Proven-Innocent Gun Control

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) just codified the guilty until innocent doctrine in New York with new gun confiscation legislation. The law provides that “family members, school administrators, and law enforcement officials can seek to get guns confiscated from people deemed by courts to be an ‘extreme risk’ to themselves or others.” This so-called “Red Flag Bill” was praised by Nancy Pelosi-who was in attendance-as “leading the way.” The law could serve as a template for Pelosi’s House as a part of a broader Democratic agenda to enact gun control nationally.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed gun confiscation into law for New York on Monday.

The law takes effect 180 days from the date of signing.

Buffalo News reports that the law allows that “family members, school administrators and law enforcement officials can seek to get guns confiscated from people deemed by courts to be an ‘extreme risk’ to themselves or others.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) praised Cuomo and New York lawmakers for putting the confiscatory law into place:

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

New Mexico Criminalizes Private Gun Sales

New Mexico’s Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Friday effectively criminalizing private gun sales in the state. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the legislation has divided Democratic state legislators from many country governments and sheriffs’ offices that oppose it. The governor dismissed opposition as NRA hacks, arguing “It’s clear to me that the NRA isn’t going to stop trying to meddle in making this a safer state.” The move comes after 21 of New Mexico’s 33 counties declared themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries,” and 29 of New Mexico’s 33 sheriffs signed a statement to that effect. Look for crime to be on a meteoric rise in the state.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed legislation Friday to criminalize private gun sales in the state.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that there has been a great divide over the bill, with state-level Democrats pushing it while gun rights groups, the vast majority of New Mexico Sheriffs, and New Mexico county governments oppose it.

Grisham dismissed those who did not support the gun control push, saying, “It’s clear to me that the NRA isn’t going to stop trying to meddle in making this a safer state.”

On March 2, Breitbart News reported that 21 of New Mexico’s 33 counties had declared themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries,” to indicate they would not be enforcing the gun control.

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

Left’s Blue Tsunami Starting to Implode

The Left’s latest gun-grabbing vote and the looming “Green New Deal” has them running scared. Their own web of politicking has resulted in monsters like AOC whom they can never satisfy before the next election cycle. While AOC is putting together a not-progressive-enough hit list, Pelosi is trying to preempt a division in her caucus that may help Trump keep his desk in the Oval Office. “We are either a team or we’re not, and we have to make that decision,” Pelosi said following the gun vote. AOC’s radicalism is playing right into Trump’s hands with fodder for painting the Democrats as the radical, motley crew they are.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Just a couple of months into their new reign in the House after the “blue wave” election in 2018, Democratic leaders are coming to find that they’re not quite as unified as they’d hoped they’d be — and that some of the moderate Democrats elected in districts Trump won in 2016 are actually willing to do what the increasingly radical leadership of the party is committed to never doing: compromising at times with Republicans.

On Wednesday, despite being the minority party in the House, Republicans managed to win a vote that helped empower ICE — the agency Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other radical Democrats have demonized as the embodiment of xenophobia and cruelty and want to #abolish outright — and promote the Republican agenda of deporting more people living in the country illegally.

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

Dems Pass Dangerous Anti-Gun Bill

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her gun grabbers just passed H.R. 8, the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act,” on Wednesday. This bill mandates “universal background checks” and abolishes private firearms sales by default. It turns interstate commerce laws upside down, is replete with “red flag” guilty-first propositions, and even more alarmingly will establish a national gun registry by DEFAULT. Failure to comply is punishable by up to a year in jail or a maximum fine of $100,000. The 2nd Amendment really is under assault…British style.

Here’s more from MRCTV…

As many of us anticipated, the Democrat-led Congress this week is ready to pass two insulting and poisonous anti-gun-right bills, and this situation deserves a great deal of attention.

Nancy Pelosi and her allies just passed H.R. 8, the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act”on Wednesday (and with a cheesy-comfy name like “Bipartisan”, you know it’s gotta be dangerous). Mandating that nearly every firearm transfer in the US be done via a “licensed” firearms dealer, which, as Jacob Sullum reports for Reason, would mandate a federal background check in almost every case.

There are only a couple absurd exceptions, exceptions that would rarely be workable for most people in the real world.

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Issues

Government Deems Belief in Bible Disqualifies Foster Parents

Last fall a Canadian pastor and his wife were rejected as foster parents for children needing a home because they did not believe in gay marriage. According to a demand letter submitted for reconsideration, the case unfolded as follows: “Later in the interview, Ms. B questioned L [full name redacted], who is a [redacted] pastor, regarding his religious beliefs. She asked him if his church was a “fundamental” church that “still believes in some of the more outdated parts of the Bible.” L responded that his church believes and adheres to all parts of the Bible.” The case is now winding its way through the Canadian legal system as it decides whether or not its “anti-oppressive” policy merits more standing than nondiscrimination against Christians. We’ll predict Canada will decide against this pastor as a preview of what’s coming to the U.S. if 2020 goes the wrong way.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Last October, a Canadian pastor and his wife were denied the opportunity to foster children after a social worker asked the pastor if he believes “the more outdated parts of the Bible,” specifically passages on sexuality. A lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms sent a demand letter urging Child Services to reconsider, but the Justice Centre had not heard back by the deadline Tuesday. The pastor is considering taking legal action.

“As of right now, I don’t believe we’ve had a response, so we’re going to discuss with the clients what the next steps should be, whether court action should be pursued,” John Carpay, the Justice Centre’s president, told PJ Media in an interview on Wednesday. He mentioned a similar adoption case, suggesting that the law would clearly defend the pastor if the dispute went to court.

Social Services disputed this. Melanie McLearon, director of communications & community relations at Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, told PJ Media “we have corresponded with the Centre on January 24 and again on February 4 with plans to provide both a formal response as well as having requested a meeting.”

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2nd Amendment, Elections, Politics

South Dakota Passes “Constitutional Carry”

“Constitutional Carry,” or permit-less concealed carry, legislation is on its way to the desk of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R), who has previously endorsed the bill. Already, the gun-regulation forces of Everytown for Gun Safety are mobilizing with fake polling in an attempt to portray a Second Amendment victory as at odds with South Dakotans’ wishes. Despite their best efforts to downplay this Republican accomplishment, South Dakota appears poised so far to become the fourteenth “constitutional carry” state in America even as a legal challenge winds its way to the Supreme Court.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Tuesday, the South Dakota state legislature passed a bill allowing for permit-less concealed carrying. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD), who has already expressed support for the measure.

Although South Dakota is a reliably Republican state — President Trump carried the state in 2016 by 30 points — The Hill reports that members of the South Dakota Sheriff’s Association testified Monday in the state House that the bill should ideally be limited to South Dakota residents. A companion bill that mandates such a restriction was introduced in the state House on Friday, but thus far has not been scheduled for a hearing.

Pro-gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety released polling attempting to demonstrate that the proposed bill was at odds with South Dakotans’ desires.

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