Big govt, Culture, Media, Politics

Biden Loves ‘White Supremacist Terror’ Fearmongering

In his first joint address to Congress, President Joe Biden warned that “white supremacist terrorism” had become the US’ top threat, while urging lawmakers from both parties to tackle police reform and a gun violence “epidemic.”

Using a discussion about America’s “forever wars” to segue into domestic matters during his speech on Wednesday night, Biden said that while the “terrorist threat” had been “degraded” in Afghanistan, local white supremacist groups now pose the most “lethal” threat to the “homeland,” citing the word of US intelligence agencies.

From there, the president moved abruptly into law enforcement reforms, pointing to the case of George Floyd, whose death in police custody last May garnered national attention and kicked off months of fierce protests.

“We have all seen the knee of injustice on the neck of black America; now is our opportunity to make real progress,” Biden said. “To rebuild trust between law enforcement and the people they serve, to root out systemic racism in our criminal justice system and to enact police reform in George Floyd’s name that passed the House already.” Read more…

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2nd Amendment, Abortion, Politics, States

Oklahoma is Now a 2A Sanctuary

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a flurry of new laws this week, signifying a half-dozen policy wins for Republicans – including a heartbeat abortion ban and making the Sooner State a Second Amendment sanctuary.

Four new bills he signed crack down on abortions – a fifth honors the Second Amendment and a sixth makes it harder for cities to defund their police departments.

Stitt had promised on the campaign trail to sign any pro-life legislation that reached his desk and tweeted Tuesday that he is “proud to be called the most pro-life governor…”

S.B. 631 reaffirms in state law that the Second Amendment right to bear arms “shall not be infringed” by federal, state or local authorities.

Over the weekend, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a similar sanctuary bill in his state, aimed at protecting residents from any new federal firearm regulations or bans. Read more…

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2nd Amendment, Politics, States

Greg Abbott Announces Constitutional Carry in Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) says he supports constitutional carry for Texas and will sign legislation with a permit requirement if it reaches his desk.

On April 16, 2021, Breitbart News reported the Texas House passed legislation to abolish the requirement that law-abiding citizens get a permit from the state government before carrying a concealed handgun for self-defense.

KVUE/Texas Tribune notes when the legislation first appeared in the Senate, there did not appear to be enough support to pass it. However, “momentum” for passage of the legislation is now growing at an “unprecedented” rate in the state Senate.

Abbott is speaking about the possibility of ending the permit requirement.

On April 27, 2021, Abbott told WBAP radio that he will sign the legislation if it reaches his desk.

Abbott said, “Once the Senate passes it out, the House and Senate will convene and work out any differences and get it to my desk. And I’ll be signing it.” Read more…

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Courts, Politics, States

Texas Prepares to Become 2A Sanctuary State

In response to President Biden’s continued assault on Americans’ gun rights, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation via Twitter that calls on his state’s legislature to pass a bill designating the Lone Star State as a Second Amendment “sanctuary state.”

“Biden is threatening our 2nd Amendment rights,” Abbott wrote. “He just announced a new liberal power grab to take away our guns. We will NOT allow this in TX. It’s time to get legislation making TX a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State passed and to my desk for signing.”

Abbott went on to commend Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for signing legislation in his state on April 6 that bans law enforcement from enforcing any federal gun control laws that infringe upon the Second Amendment.

“This is what I’m seeking for Texas – a law to defy any new federal gun control laws,” Abbott further wrote. “It will make Texas a Second Amendment Sanctuary State. Legislation is moving in the Texas House and Senate. I look forward to signing it.”

Biden says these two reported incidents represent a “gun violence public health epidemic” in America that can only be cured by erasing portions of the Second Amendment and punishing law-abiding gun owners.

One day prior, the Texas House State Affairs Committee approved House Bill 2622 to make the state a Second Amendment sanctuary state. Abbott says he supports the bill, as it “would forbid Texas state agencies and local governments from enforcing new federal gun laws or rules.” Read more…

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

More Activists Pledge Resistance to Biden Gun Bans

Attorney and Second Amendment activist Colion Noir said on Fox Nation’s “Tucker Carlson Today” that a recent Supreme Court ruling gives him the ability to declare “I will not comply” with unconstitutional gun laws being forwarded by President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats.

Biden and the left seek a blanket ban on so-called “assault weapons,” something that was brought to fruition in the 1990s by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., under President Clinton. That 10-year ban was not renewed by Congress during the second Bush administration.

This year, Feinstein – along with Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I. – again has introduced a ban bill.

Sporting a hat that read “I will not comply,” Noir told Fox Nation’s “Tucker Carlson Today” that a ban on firearms known as assault weapons is illegitimate.

Appearing to channel the nation’s fourth U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall – who notably said “a law repugnant to the Constitution is void” – Noir replied bluntly: “Are we expected to comply with unconstitutional laws in this country? We’re not.” Read more…

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2nd Amendment, Courts, Politics, States

SCOTUS is Considering Federal Constitutional Carry

After years of Chief Justice John Roberts seeing to it that major gun cases were punted on at the Supreme Court, today marks a major change on that front. SCOTUS has decided to grant cert to a case out of New York dealing with the carrying of firearms outside the home. This will be a landmark case that will shape the future of rights surrounding gun ownership in America.

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted for argument a New York Second Amendment case, the first major gun rights suit before the court in a decade.

The court accepted the case in an unsigned order, noting that the justices will consider only “whether the state’s denial of petitioners’ applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment.”

The case arose out of a dispute over New York licensing. As it stands, New York law requires applicants for a license to demonstrate “proper cause” and a “special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community or of persons engaged in the same profession.” But several New York residents, as well as the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, pushed back, arguing that such rules were unconstitutional.

Blue states like New York have basically made it impossible to get a permit to carry a firearm. They’ve done that by putting restrictions on getting a permit that mirror the same kinds of games played with voting rights in centuries past. For example, they will require a declaration of a “special need” to carry for protection, as if protecting one’s self from the crime-ridden dump that these Democrat areas are isn’t reason enough. Of course, that “special need” exception is rarely granted by the powers that be. Further, these states are notorious for sitting on permit requests for years at a time to stall the process out. Read more…

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2nd Amendment, Courts, Politics, States

Tennessee Sued Over New Gun Restrictions

Tennessee was accused of violating the Second Amendment rights of some residents in a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday.

The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) said in its complaint the state’s ban on gun carry by adults under 21 years of age violates their residents’ gun rights. The group said that age group is not eligible to apply for a gun-carry permit and has no legal way to carry a handgun for self-defense.

“Tennessee’s statutory scheme unconstitutionally denies a large number of adults their fundamental, individual right to bear arms outside the home,” Adam Kraut, FPC’s senior director of legal operations, said in a statement.

The group said the state’s permitless gun carry law, which Governor Bill Lee (R.) signed earlier this month, does not apply to 18-to-20-year-olds. FPC is asking the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee to strike down the state’s law. The Tennessee case is the third one filed by FPC in the past few months. They have challenged similar laws in California and Pennsylvania.

The lawsuits are part of a broader effort by gun-rights activists to establish Second Amendment protections that extend beyond the home. While the landmark Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller established that the Second Amendment protects the ability to keep a gun in the home for self-defense, the High Court has yet to weigh in on what else the amendment protects. Gun-rights groups have flooded the lower federal courts with cases since the appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett in hopes of bringing the Court to revisit the issue. If those groups succeed, it could change how gun laws are evaluated across the country, likely leading to many of the nation’s most restrictive gun laws being struck down. Read more…

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Politics

Hordes Of Demoralized Police Officers Are Quitting Their Jobs

The United States has never faced a more severe law enforcement crisis than it is facing right now.  All over the nation, police officers are quitting in droves, and many of those jobs are going unfilled because of the difficulty in recruiting new applicants.  

Since the death of George Floyd, police officers have been relentlessly demonized by the corporate media, police budgets have been dramatically slashed in major cities all across the country, and many prominent politicians have publicly expressed disdain for their local law enforcement authorities. 

In such an environment, serving the community as a police officer is not an attractive option, and it makes perfect sense why so many officers have been throwing in the towel on their once promising careers.

In Portland, 115 officers have either retired or resigned since July 1st. Read more…

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Politics

2nd Night of Looting Begins in Minneapolis Suburb After Police Shooting

A second night of looting broke out in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Monday night following Sunday’s shooting of an unarmed black man. The looting followed a protest outside the city’s police station.

Journalist Sophia Narwitz tweeted a series of videos showing looters breaking into multiple businesses in the Brooklyn Center area Monday night.

Townhall’s Julio Rosas also tweeted video showing looters ransacking a Dollar Tree store while police were tied up with protesters at the Brooklyn Center PD headquarters.

Following the looting, rioters reportedly set the Dollar Tree store on fire, journalist Brendan Gutenschwager tweeted. Read more…

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Politics

Indiana Political Establishment Kills Constitutional Carry

Although 2021 has been a big year for Constitutional Carry, it did face one stumbling block in Indiana.

Dean Weingarten of AmmoLand touched upon how Indiana could have passed Constitutional Carry.

Indiana’s Constitutional Carry bill, HB 1369, had 21 co-sponsors — all Republicans — in the Senate, which is made up of 50 members. 

Weingarten put some more perspective on the partisan composition of the Indiana Senate:

The Indiana Senate has 39 Republicans and 11 Democrats. The opposition of key Republican leaders killed Constitutional Carry through the simple expedient of inaction.

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