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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Big govt, Issues, Politics

High School Student Suspended for MAGA Sweatshirt and Flag

Perry High School student Logan Jones was reprimanded and suspended by a security officer for taking pictures while wearing a “Make America Great Again” red sweatshirt and holding a pro-Trump sign as part of the school’s Spirit Week. Her suspension was only dropped by the Gilbert, Arizona, high school after Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sent a strongly worded demand letter threatening to sue; however, while the school complied, it refused to remove the suspension from Jones’ permanent academic record. ADF has since followed up with the school, Logan, and her mother to determine the next course of action “if the school doesn’t do the right thing.” Speech police run amok once again.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Last Friday, Perry High School in Gilbert, Ariz., suspended student Logan Jones after a security officer reprimanded her as she posed for photos in a “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) sweater while holding a pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” flag. On Wednesday, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sent a demand letter warning of legal action unless the school dropped the suspension. The school agreed to allow Jones to return to school that day but it refused to remove the suspension from her record.

“Public schools have a duty to respect the legitimate free expression of students that the First Amendment guarantees to them,” Tyson Langhofer, ADF senior counsel and director of the Center for Academic Freedom, wrote in a statement Thursday. “While it’s good that the school is allowing Logan to return to school, it isn’t acceptable that this unjust suspension will remain on her record.”

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Lefties Push Bill to Allow 16-Year-Olds to Vote

Freshman Representative Ayanna Presley (D-MA) just introduced an amendment to House resolution H.R. 1 to allow 16-year-olds to vote in federal elections just in time for 2020. This demographic conveniently skews further Left than older voters, an obvious benefit to Democrats. Presley is passing it off as a way to allow younger voters to have a say in their future. Pressley argued: “Our young people are at the forefront of some of the most existential crises facing our communities and our society at large. I believe that those who will inherit the nation we design here in Congress by virtue of our policies and authority should have a say in who represents them.” Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) is not on board, though, saying, “I did raise three teenagers, and based on that I’d be pretty dubious about lowering it to 16.” Judging from the poor judgment of adult voters-see Barack Obama-giving kids suffrage doesn’t look so wise.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

This week, far-left freshman Rep. Ayanna Presley (D-MA) introduced an amendment to a House resolution, H.R. 1, that would allow 16-year-olds to vote in federal elections in 2020.

It’s no secret that younger voters, without the attendant responsibilities contingent on reaching adulthood, tend to swing far more to the political Left than older voters, so the move is a transparent and cynical attempt to gain more voters for the Democratic Party, but Pressley tried to pass it off as germinating from her concern for younger voters. She stated, “Our young people are at the forefront of some of the most existential crises facing our communities and our society at large. I believe that those who will inherit the nation we design here in Congress by virtue of our policies and authority should have a say in who represents them.”

She added, “The time has come: Our young people deserve to have the opportunity to have their right to vote. We celebrate them often and lift them up as foot soldiers of movements.

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Courts, Issues, Politics

Christian Baker Jack Phillips Wins AGAIN

Once again Christian baker Jack Phillips has successfully defended his First Amendment rights in another round of legal harassment from LGBT activists and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The first round that gained national attention regarded gay “marriage” and this most recent cake, “transgender celebration.” The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), who represented Phillips, announced Tuesday that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission “will dismiss its most recent charges against cake artist Jack Phillips in the wake of newly discovered evidence of the state’s ongoing hostility toward religious freedom.” Political correctness and Leftism Gestapo tactics are on the losing end of history.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian nonprofit that advocates for religious freedom and traditional values, announced Tuesday that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission “will dismiss its most recent charges against cake artist Jack Phillips in the wake of newly discovered evidence of the state’s ongoing hostility toward religious freedom.”

After Phillips prevailed at the Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Christian baker was targeted for refusing to create a transgender celebration cake due to his religious beliefs concerning sex and gender. ADF explains:

On June 26, 2017, the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, an attorney asked cake artist Jack Phillips to create a cake designed pink on the inside and blue on the outside, which the attorney said was to celebrate a gender transition from male to female.

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Big govt, Politics

AOC: U.S. Should Not Have Authorized Force Against 9/11 Terrorists

Socialist freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) just keeps digging the hole deeper for Democrats, as she now suggests that the U.S. should not have authorized use of force against the 9/11 terrorists. Her tweets were fired off as part of an effort to defend anti-Semitic Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from fellow Democrat Representative Juan Vargas (D-CA), who questioned the anti-Semitism given Israel’s status as our ally. AOC tweeted: “I remember a time when it was ‘unacceptable’ to question the Iraq War. All of Congress was wrong, including both GOP & Dem Party, and led my generation into a disastrous + wrong war that virtually all would come to regret, except for the one member who stood up: Barbara Lee.” Quick, someone hand AOC another shovel…she may eventually reach China.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made radical statements Monday night on Twitter, suggesting that the United States should not have authorized the use of force against those who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks — the deadliest terrorist attack in world history.

Ocasio-Cortez’s comments came as she was defending Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-NY) most recent anti-Semitic remarks from over the weekend.

“It is disturbing that Rep. Omar continues to perpetuate hurtful anti-Semitic stereotypes that misrepresent our Jewish community. Additionally, questioning support for the U.S.-Israel relationship is unacceptable,” Democrat Rep. Juan Vargas (CA) tweeted. “Israel has and remains a stalwart ally of the United States because of our countries’ shared interests and values. I condemn her remarks and believe she should apologize for her offensive comments.”

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Bernie 2020 Platform: “Transforming Our Country”

Avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is promising his 2020 bid is not just about winning the White House with his more than one million campaign volunteers but about a fundamental transformation of America. Appearing before a crowd at Brooklyn College, Bernie blasted President Trump for being a boarding school elitist, as the figurehead of the problems of the U.S. tax code, and representing systemic discrimination in the U.S. What the Bern is conveniently omitting is his own lavish lifestyle replete with multiple houses and cushy existence, but then liberals never have to live by their own rules.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) officially kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign today by resurrecting a pledge to defeat not just President Trump but “Wall Street, the insurance companies, the drug companies, the military-industrial complex, the prison-industrial complex, the fossil fuel industry, and a corrupt campaign finance system.”

Sanders rallied a largely young crowd at Brooklyn College, near where he grew up in the Flatbush neighborhood and announced that he’d already signed up more than a million campaign volunteers.

“Donald Trump wants to divide us up by the color of our skin, our country of origin, our gender, our religion, and our sexual orientation. We are going to do exactly the opposite,” he said. “We are going to bring our people together – black, white, Latino, Native American, Asian American, gay and straight, young and old, men and women, native-born and immigrant.”

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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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Issues, Politics

Senate Rejects Protecting Abortion-Surviving Newborns

Just 60 votes were needed for Republican Senator Ben Sasse’s (NB) Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to afford babies who survive abortion the same degree of medical care as a wanted child. The Senate failed 53 to 44. The contentious language: “If an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws.” Every Democratic Senator running for the White House in 2020 voted against it; Democrats Doug Jones (AL), Joe Manchin (WV), and Bob Casey Jr. (PA) voted for it; and three Republicans shamefully did not vote at all: Lisa Murkowski (AK), Tim Scott (SC), and Kevin Cramer (ND).

Here’s more from Live Action…

Today, the United States Senate voted on an anti-infanticide bill introduced by Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The legislation needed 60 votes to pass, and it failed by a vote of 53 in favor and 44 against. The bill stated that “if an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws.”

Every Democratic presidential hopeful — Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sherrod Brown, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren, along with Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont — voted against this common-sense bill. Democrats Doug Jones, Joe Manchin, and Bob Casey Jr. voted in favor of the bill. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) did not vote on the bill.

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Issues, Politics

11-Year-Old Loses 15 Points on Homework for Not Bashing Trump

An 11-year-old girl in Annadale, New York, was penalized 15 points on her homework assignment because she refused to fill in the blank from a word bank to complete a sentence insulting President Trump and extolling the virtues of Barack Obama. Fortunately, her father took notice when she asked him for help completing the following sentences:
“President Trump speaks in a very superior and _________ manner insulting many people. He needs to be more __________ so that the American people respect and admire him,” read one homework sentence.
“Barack Obama set a _________ when he became the first African-American president.”
Available answers were “haughty,” “humble,” and “precedent.” Government schools, folks.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

To say that some people dislike Donald Trump may well be the understatement of the year. It’s hard to imagine any duly elected president seeing so many protests, yet here we are.

It’s so bad that now an 11-year-old in Annadale, New York, was docked 15 points on a homework assignment because she failed to answer a question demanding students bash Trump:

Vincent Ungro, a dad from Annadale, New York, has an 11-year-old daughter who attends I.S. (Intermediate School) 75. She asked him for help with her vocabulary homework last Friday night because she was trying to fill in the blanks from a word bank to complete her assignment — and was really puzzled.
“President Trump speaks in a very superior and _________ manner insulting many people. He needs to be more __________ so that the American people respect and admire him,” read one homework sentence.

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