The left despises the military. They make no bones about it. They don’t understand what would motivate people to feel such a deep, abiding love of this country and the sense of duty to God and our Constitution that they would volunteer to go into harm’s way and risk maiming or death to defend it. It’s called guts. Democrats don’t understand it and never will.
The same duty to our nation is the spirit that would make a lot of patriots willing to defend the Second Amendment up to and including the ultimate sacrifice. That’s why I doubt in their maniacal zeal to take away our guns they realize SWAT teams going door to door to try to confiscate legally owned forearms would lead to bloodshed. Even the lamestream media would find it difficult to ignore that kind of savagery. There’s no guarantee that Americans would fire on innocent Americans if ordered to. They are trying to steal away our rights by other methods. Deerfield, a Chicago suburb an hour from where I live, is trying to force citizens to surrender their firearms or face fines of up to $1,000 per day. State and local legislatures CANNOT pass laws to countermand our constitutional rights. That doesn’t mean they won’t try.
Turn Them Over: Chicago Suburb Bans AR-15s (And A Lot Of Handguns)
The Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a ban on certain types of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, amending a 2013 ordinance that regulated the storage of those items.
The new ordinance prohibits the possession, sale and manufacturing of certain types of assault weapons and large capacity magazines within the village, according to the ordinance. One change from the law as it was originally discussed exempts retired police officers from the ban, according to Village Manager Kent Street.
Violations carry a fine of between $250 and $1,000 per day, according to Matthew Rose, the village attorney. He said the fine is levied each day until there is compliance.
Seattle Police Confiscated 27 Firearms Since July Under ‘Extreme Risk Protection Order’
Seattle police have lawfully confiscated 27 firearms from residents since July 2017 thanks to the help of a new “Extreme Risk Protection Order.”
Washington is one of six states (California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana and Oregon) with red flag laws. 18 other states, and the District of Columbia, have proposed adopting similar measures in the wake of the Parkland shooting.
Proposal Would Limit When California Police Can Shoot Guns
Several lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man who was fatally shot by police are proposing Tuesday that California become the first state to significantly restrict when officers can open fire.
That means officers would be allowed to shoot only if “there were no other reasonable alternatives to the use of deadly force” to prevent imminent serious injury or death, said Lizzie Buchen, legislative advocate for the American Civil Liberties Union, which is among the groups behind the measure.
Some in law enforcement called the proposal “irresponsible and unworkable.”
Democrat Rep. Debbie Dingell To Introduce Gun Confiscation Legislation
DEBBIE DINGELL IS THE TROPHY WIFE OF WALKING CORPSE JOHN DINGELL, WHO CELEBRATED HIS FIRST TERM IN OFFICE IN 1957 BY BUYING A BRAND NEW EDSEL… NO JOKE.
Dingell stressed that seizure of firearms must occur in a way that protects due process, but she did not explain how such protection is possible. In California an order to take guns can be issued without the gun owner even knowing. And in Indiana, the state on which Dingell is basing her federal legislation, individuals who have their guns seized have approximately 14 days to go to court to “make a case” to get them back.
The organizers of today’s student “March for Our Lives” claimed it was “not a political issue”, but rather an opportunity for traumatized teens to express their feelings about school violence.
The real target was not school violence, but the NRA and the Second Amendment.
The real messages were HYPOCRISY and GUN CONTROL.
The family of slain Parkland student Meadow Pollack was disinvited from speaking at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, DC. The family is not pushing gun control, but rather securing our schools and protecting our children.
They don’t want to have a real gun conversation
Half a dozen of those “horrible monsters who just want kids to die” are outstanding parents who happen to be very near and dear to me. So anybody who thinks bad-mouthing gun owners is going to make me sympathetic to the anti-gun agenda has another think coming. (N.b., this video won’t embed. You have to click on the title and go watch it at YouTube. It’s only 4 minutes long and well worth your while.)
But I repeat myself.
On Wednesday, Emily Peck published an especially brainless piece in HuffPost entitled, “The Constitution Gives Gun Owners Greater Rights Than Women.”
Her evidence? More men own guns!
Never mind that the Second Amendment itself is absolutely gender-neutral.
Since the 2016 election, Facebook, Google and Twitter have been punishing conservative websites and pundits by cutting their social media traffic, blocking their stories from going viral, demonetizing videos, and shutting down accounts. This month, Google banned a YouTube channel called Bombards Body Language, because they didn’t like her analysis of David Hogg’s anti-NRA speech.
Attacks on the second amendment drive gun sales through the roof.
The Georgia Senate responded to Delta’s decision to sever its relationship with the NRA by blocking a $50 million jet fuel sales tax exemption.
In his first year as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt has focused on ending the weaponization of the agency that took place in the Obama administration.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced guidelines by which health care providers may qualify for $260 million in Title X grants. These guidelines prioritize the types of programs that Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups do not offer.
Wheaton College in Illinois won a major legal victory against the Obamacare HHS mandate last week when a district court judge ended its five-year legal battle to not cover abortifacients in its employee health plans.
- Dennis Miller is a comedian.
- Kris “Tanto” Paronto is one of the Benghazi heroes.
- Seth Abramson is an Assistant Professor of English at University of New Hampshire.
- Ben Shapiro is an American conservative political commentator.
David French at National Review writes that defending the Second Amendment takes courage. The following is excerpted from his article.
After every mass shooting, angry voices on the Left take the extraordinarily complex social, cultural, and political phenomenon of mass shootings and boil them down to “everyone who opposes our gun control plans are craven weakling in thrall to the NRA.”
Yesterday was no exception.
The presumption that Republican politicians care less about school shootings than they care about NRA campaign dollars or NRA votes plays very well on Twitter, but it’s detached from reality.
The fact is that courage is a cornerstone of the gun culture. Countless permit holders don’t just take the time to get carry licenses, they spend hours at the range. They take classes. They aspire to be brave.
The fact is that conservative politicians consistently advocate government action that they sincerely believe will make a positive difference.
Conservatives are keenly aware of the failings of existing gun laws and rightfully wonder why the Left has such confidence that more of the same will be more effective.
We don’t have good solutions to the problem of mass shootings. These crimes are sometimes planned months or years in advance, so the shooters have plenty of time to circumvent gun laws.
- Increased vigilance and governmental competence can stop some shooters.
- Armed civilians can stop others.
- Public education about warning signs can prevent a few more.
Each of these things has worked in the past. Each will work again.
But calling ideological opponents “cowards” has not worked and never will.
The right to bear arms is about personal safety, ladies.
A woman in “gun free” Great Britain is THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE RAPED than in the United States, where women can own, know how to use, and may be carrying a concealed firearm.
Sen. Ted Cruz: Putting Democrats on Record on 2d Amendment