by Ethan Huff, Natural News:
Be careful what you search for online. Big Tech, in lockstep with Big Brother, is reportedly plotting to use your internet browsing history against you in order to deprive you of your Second Amendment rights.
At the close of 2018, the state of New York – which recently legalized infanticide (baby murder), to thunderous applause – put forth a new gun control bill that, if passed, would require anyone who wants to purchase a gun to first hand over three years’ worth of social media history, as well as one year’s worth of internet search history.
by José Niño, Mises:
While everyone was chatting about the 2018-2019 United States government shutdown, House Democrats introduced a universal background check bill H.R. 8 on January 8, 2019.
Marketed as a means to fight gun violence, this year’s UBC bill is the flagship legislation for gun controllers in the House. It would require almost all firearms sales and loans to be conducted by a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL). In turn, all these transactions go through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), closing the so-called “ gun show loophole.”
Washington state voters last fall approved the most restrictive gun-control measures since the Florida high-school shooting, but sheriffs in a dozen conservative counties in the state are refusing to enforce the law until courts decide whether it’s constitutional.
“I swore an oath to defend our citizens and their constitutionally protected rights,” Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones said, the Associated Press reported. “I do not believe the popular vote overrules that.”
by Dagny Taggart, The Organic Prepper:
New Mexico has a new governor, and she really doesn’t like guns.
Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, was sworn into office on January 1, replacing pro-gun Republican Susana Martinez.
In early December, the National Rifle Association (NRA) warned the citizens of New Mexico to expect “unprecedented attacks” on their Constitutional rights.
by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:
As politicians claim they aren’t coming for your guns, over 1,700 citizens have had their guns confiscated in 2018 and this number is likely far higher as many states don’t report it.
As politicians and anti-gun rights activists continuously chant, “we don’t want to take your guns,” behind the scenes — in only the year — politicians have been working overtime to limit your right to bear arms. These laws are all a reaction to the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida and, like most politicians always do, they are not letting this tragedy go to waste.
by Derek Hunter, The Daily Caller:
The latest strategy of gun control activists is to force gun manufacturers “to consider their social impact” by buying stock in those companies and mobilizing shareholders to demand they study the concept.
The group called Adrian Dominican Sisters, led by a nun named Sister Judy Byron, is part of the Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investments, an anti-Second Amendment activist group. Their latest target was American Outdoor Brands Corporation (AOBC), which owns Smith & Wesson. The company was forced to do a study, which was released late Friday, but the results likely won’t make the nuns happy.
Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Following California’s lead, Hawaiian lawmakers are seeking to use money gleaned from Aloha State taxpayers to fund their anti-gun propaganda efforts. HB 1541 would establish the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center, a public and privately funded “interdisciplinary” effort to analyze “gun-related violence and its prevention.”
Research into violence perpetrated with firearms isn’t in itself a bad thing. However, the explanatory portion of the Hawaii legislation gives away the game.
The bill laments that, “In 1996, Congress passed the Dickey Amendment, with a provision which prevents the use of federal money for gun violence research and prevention,” adding “As a result of this effective ban on gun violence research, funding for gun violence prevention research has declined dramatically.”
by Jose Nino, Big League Politics:
Anti-gun interests never rest.
A Los Angeles City Council Committee approveda draft ordinance on February 4, 2019 that will require city contractors to disclose any affiliations they have with the NRA. Although this ordinance would not ban contractors tied to the NRA from doing business with the city, it still requires them to disclose contracts and sponsorship agreements they have with the Second Amendment group.
by Awr Hawkins, Breitbart:
Shooting survivor and U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) says the Democrats refused his request to testify against the gun control currently being pushed in the House.
Steve Scalise says Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) asked Democrats to let Scalise give testimony before the House Judiciary Committee and they told him no.
Fox News reports that Scalise decided to make public the testimony he would have given, testimony that explains why universal background checks will not reduce gun violence or make Americans safer.
by ZH, via The Anti Media:
Venezuelan officials have announced the seizure of a large shipment of American weapons which they say were bound for anti-Maduro “terrorist groups.” This comes following US national security advisor John Bolton’s pledge to deliver “humanitarian aid” into the country, covertly if need be, despite embattled President Nicolas Maduro’s vow to prevent such unauthorized shipments from entering.
A state official, Endes Palencia, the deputy minister of prevention and public safety, published photographs of the intercepted weapons shipment to social media, purportedly seized at a Venezuelan airport. According to his statement at least 19 rifles, 118 rifle chargers, 90 radio antennas, high-caliber ammunition, and six cellphones were shipped from the US to Arturo Michelena International Airport in Valencia.