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  • Red Flag Laws: Too Good to Be True

    09/20/2019 10:44:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 9/20/2019 | Rich Logis
    We all know that if something looks too good to be true, it is. Reasonable Americans can agree that no one who shouldn't have a gun should have one. Red flag laws, though, are peaceful slavery disguised as bipartisan utopianism, with even President Trump publicly supporting them. Bipartisanship is often sold as doing what's right, but warm and fuzzy bipartisan agreements don't necessarily mean something good for the American people. Doing what's constitutional is what's right and correct, irrespective of whether it's bipartisan. It's almost the equivalent of legislating based on polls. In my home state of Florida, both our...
  • When Obama Tried to 'Red Flag' Vets and Seniors - Exploiting Mental Health To Push Gun Control

    09/07/2019 9:16:46 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-07-19 | Daniel John Sobieski
    We saw the presumption of innocence under assault during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and it is once again under assault with the consideration of so-called “red flag” laws after the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso. These laws would allow authorities to disarm otherwise law-abiding citizens on the basis that it has been somehow determined that they are an unstable threat to themselves and to society. They might commit a crime. This determination can be made based on reports from vengeful former spouses, ex-girlfriends and boyfriends, former co-workers, hostile neighbors, just about anybody with...
  • Trump vows to 'always uphold the Second Amendment' amid ongoing talks on gun laws

    08/15/2019 6:06:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/19 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Thursday told supporters in New Hampshire that he would "always uphold the Second Amendment" and suggested that the construction of new mental health facilities would help curb gun violence. The president lamented the lack of mental health institutions as he spoke about the need to keep guns away from people with mental illnesses. The comments come as the White House and Congress examine new gun laws in the wake of recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. "It's not the gun that pulls the trigger. It's the person that pulls the trigger," Trump said,...
  • Gun Controllers Want Two Things At Once, But Can Only Have One

    03/24/2019 9:22:52 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Freep | 03-24-2019 | CharlesOConnell
    Their broadest goal is to replace the family with government. Their intermediate goal is to destabilized society by vilifying victims and hero-izing criminals. (Franfurt School Agenda, Item 8 of 11: An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime.) Their closest goal, to disarm the public despite overwhelming determination to keep their guns, actually has a chance of succeeding, but only in the short run. (Extend the invasive technology of the Tom Cruise "Minority Report" to guns, you have a Justice Department nationalizing large urban Police Departments & giving them unlimited military-ordnance, equipping them with truck-mounted wall-scanning radar, so...
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda pushes back on criticism over congressional delegation's Puerto Rico trip

    01/14/2019 6:21:32 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/19 | Rafael Bernal
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- "Hamilton" star and writer Lin-Manuel Miranda on Monday praised a delegation of congressional Democrats for traveling to Puerto Rico, despite criticism over their trip's timing during a partial government shutdown. "I'm very proud to work with the Latino Victory Fund because you're here to work, despite what anyone might claim," said Miranda during a speech at the progressive organization's summit. "I know you all saw the blue tarps when your plane landed in Puerto Rico," Miranda told the members of Congress in the audience, referring to temporary roof coverings provided by the Federal Emergency Management...
  • Donald and Melania Trump make a surprise visit to Iraq to wish troops a merry Christmas..

    12/26/2018 11:30:28 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Dcember 26, 2018 | By Francesca Chambers
    Donald and Melania Trump make a surprise visit to Iraq to wish troops a merry Christmas after being criticized for failing to visit a war zone for the first two years of his presidency President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to Iraq on Wednesday — their first visit to a war zone. The secret trip came amid speculation that President Trump was not at the White House, because had not tweeted for hours and the marine that stands guard when he's in the Oval Office was not outside the West Wing. In photos distributed...
  • Door Knock Gun Control: New Jersey Gun Confiscation Begins

    12/19/2018 9:51:02 AM PST · by Starman417 · 49 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-19-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Obama and President Trump were both right, Obama when he told us elections have consequences and Trump in his 2018 stump speech that a consequence of Democrat victories would be renewed attacks on the Second Amendment. New Jersey’s ban on high capacity magazines has been upheld by a federal court, opening the door to door knock gun confiscation and making off-duty police officers subject to criminal prosecution. The inmates are officially running the asylum. This law is one of those “sensible restrictions” on gun ownership that liberals like to talk about but that criminals will ignore as the judge...
  • A Look at California Gun Laws, Among the Toughest in the Nation

    11/08/2018 2:42:06 PM PST · by KingofZion · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 8, 2018 | Ian Urbina
    *** Here’s a look at the state of gun regulations in California: Recent Legislation • Raised the age for buying rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21. • Imposed lifetime bans on gun ownership for those convicted of domestic violence or involuntarily hospitalized for mental illness twice in a year. • Strengthened a law prohibiting multiburst trigger devices, including bump stocks. • Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two other measures. One would have prohibited the purchase of more than one long gun a month. The other would have allowed teachers and employers to petition the courts to have guns confiscated from...
  • 12 pairs of dueling pistols

    09/22/2018 5:46:09 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    OOBJECT ^ | Unknown FR Post 9-22-2018 | David Galbraith
    Dueling pistols are strange, beautiful and ironic. Gadgets to shoot each other in the face, crafted with the delicacy and decorative extravagance of expensive jewelry.They appeared in the 18th C, as faster firing versions of older, flintlock guns replaced swords. Their use dwindled in the 19th C, while duels were still fought in the Western US states. Here the less rich would engage in gouging, similarly prearranged combat, with the aim of plucking out the opponent’s eyes. Dueling pistols were designed for the upper classes, for the preservation of honor. They were used illegally by generals and poets (Pushkin was...
  • Q Anon: 09/09/18 Trust Trump's Plan

    09/09/2018 5:27:46 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,341 replies ^ | 09/09/18 | FReepers, vanity
    “Trust The Plan” YouTube President Trump This Video Will Get Donald Trump Elected (The Plan) - 6 min YouTube Joe Masepoes Q - The Plan To Save The World - 13 min - popular introduction Threadreader Jason Wright Q Anon Is Real - Oct, Nov 2017 Q drops + commentary Threadreader ImperatorRex A thread on how Team Trump is preparing the normies for what is coming: major Swamp Draining. - overview Twitter Paul Serran What is Q? - 31 point introduction Article Sundance Imagine You are Not a Politician, Yet You are Running For The Presidency - overview Thread...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Second Day Within Octave/St. Laurence; Ss Tibertius & Susanna, Martyrs (Gueranger)

    08/10/2018 9:01:59 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Simple LAURENCE IS FOLLOWED TODAY by the son of Chromatius, prefect of Rome, Tiburtius, who also suffered upon burning coals for the confession of his faith. Though forty years intervened between the two martyrdoms, it was the same Holy Spirit that animated these witnesses of Christ and suggested to them the same answer to their executioners. Tiburtius, walking upon the fire, cried out: “Learn that the God of the Christians is the only God, for these hot coals seem flowers to me.” Equally near to the great Archdeacon stands an illustrious virgin, so bright herself as not to...
  • BREAKING: 9th Circuit reverses Hawaii district court, rules in FAVOR of 2nd Amendment!

    07/24/2018 4:50:33 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 25 replies
    MORE WINNING!!! The normally activist 9th Circuit just issued a ruling that affirms the 2nd Amendment protections of the right of gun owners to carry guns in public, reversing a ruling by a Hawaii district court! Click the link in the tweet below to read the entire ruling:
  • Defense Distributed Victory for First and Second Amendments!

    07/19/2018 8:24:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Elections have consequences. One of the levers of power in the executive branch is the ability to settle lawsuits. Trump era officials in the Department of Justice have agreed to settle a lawsuit meant to stop an egregious violation of First and Second Amendment rights. Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed published computer code that enabled people with 3D printers to print a crude single shot pistol and parts of semi-automatic rifles. The Federal government ordered Defense Distributed to stop distribution of the computer code. Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed complied, and filed a lawsuit, with the help of the...
  • Kavanaugh: The Right To Keep And Bear An AR-15 Shall Not Be Infringed

    07/12/2018 1:13:49 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 41 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-12-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It’s not just the wrongly decided Roe V. Wade decision that liberals fear is in jeopardy with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. They also fear their crusade against “semi-automatic” weapons may be exposed as the semantic, visual, and judicial fraud that it is: "If you care about common sense gun violence protection, Judge Kavanaugh is your worst nightmare. If you want background checks, a ban on assault weapons, or any of the other common sense measures that we have in Connecticut, or California or New York, Judge Kavanaugh will strike them down." said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, who used to...
  • Students lead nationwide counter-protests promoting gun rights

    07/07/2018 11:03:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/07/18 | John Bowden
    Conservative students in at least 13 cities across the country rallied for gun rights on Saturday in an attempt to counter months of protests from the student-led March For Our Lives gun control movement. Organizers with the March for Our Rights planned rallies in Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., among other cities, on Saturday, expecting modest turnout compared to the large-scale marches earlier this year in favor of tougher gun restrictions. Newsweek reported about 250 people were attending the California rally. Speakers at Saturday's events in Washington included NRATV host Cam Edwards. Former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh spoke at...
  • Anthony Kennedy retiring from Supreme Court

    06/27/2018 11:19:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jun 27,2018 | Jacob Pramuk
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire from the highest U.S. court, giving President Donald Trump another chance to fundamentally reshape the top of the judiciary. In a letter to Trump dated Wednesday, Kennedy said he would step down. "For a member of the legal profession, it is the highest of honors to serve on this Court," he wrote. "Please permit me by this letter to express my profound gratitude for having had the privilege to seek in each case how best to know, interpret and defend the Constitution and the laws that must always conform to its mandates and...
  • A Simple Piece of Common Sense Gun Legislation the Will Actually End Mass Shootings

    05/23/2018 8:59:56 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-22-18 | Brother Bob
    OK, I know what you're thinking - you're obviously skeptical of a proposal like this coming from a Conservative who claims to respect the 2nd Amendment. Bear with me, though. I could throw out stats like actual numbers trying to tie gun ownership to violent crime. I could trot out the CDC's own study regarding the use of guns for crime versus self defense. How about the lies that the gun grabbers like to use? Or maybe the many areas where the government broke down prior to and during the Parkland shooting? Even the Santa Fe shooter, while not obvious at first,...
  • ‘March For Our Lives’ is a Nothingburger

    03/29/2018 9:43:28 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-29-18 | John Velisek
    Last week's “March For Our Lives," which has now transformed into all-out anti-gun, anti-2nd amendment and anti-Trump movement took place in cities all across the country and funded by anti-gun left wing organizations, it became a debacle that did not need to occur. Ostensibly created by the Parkland school youth it is now working with adults from groups like March for Women Live Action Fund,, The Giffords group, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and of course Everytown, Bloomberg's gun confiscation group who have spewed lies throughout the time since the Parkland shooting. And who can explain...
  • Just hand the keys over to the kids….they know best

    03/25/2018 10:03:03 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 30 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-24-18 | Wordsmith
    Idiot "meme"/sign of the day: A "Pulitzer"?!  Puh-leaze... Whoever made that sign just went full-blown retard. Okay, first of all, the right to bear peanut butter doesn't appear in our Constitution.  Second, aren't schools already "gun-free zones"?  Meaning, kids are already restricted from bringing loaded guns to school?  Hell, in some schools they can't even make the shape of a gun out of pop tarts without getting suspended. The only way to stop a bad guy with a peanut allergy is with peanut butter, anyway, right?  Well...I guess you could use other means that won't bring harm to other innocent...
  • Student Assaulted for Pro-Second Amendment Views, Then Suspended for Defending Himself

    03/19/2018 9:39:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 3/18/2018 | Matt Margolis
    PJ Media previously reported on the story of a 17-year-old high school student from Farmington, Conn., who was originally blocked from participating in a school assembly on March 14 where she had planned to present her conservative and pro-Second Amendment views. Thanks to the attention her story received, the student, Ashley Dummit, was eventually able to participate, and gave a speech at the assembly in defense of Second Amendment rights. In fact, she ended up being the only speaker at the assembly. Unfortunately, not all incidents involving pro-Second Amendment students have ended so well. Another high school student, 17-year-old Christian...