Friday, April 19, 2019

Gun Background Checks Explained

by James Wesley Rawles, Survival Blog:

HOW THE STATE CAME TO DECIDE WHO CAN AND CANNOT BUY A FIREARM

Prior to 1968, most adults in the United States could purchase a firearm without state interference. Guns were available in local retail stores, as well as mail-order catalogs, and as long as you hadn’t been convicted of a felony and you had the funds, there weren’t any questions asked.

Things are different now. Depending on where in America you are and what type of gun you want to buy, there’s a good chance you’ll need to pass a NICS-mandated background check to complete your purchase.

Although many people hold a strong opinion for and against gun background checks, they’ve proven to be an integral part of the state’s gun control apparatus – and they don’t appear to be leaving anytime soon.

State Lawmakers Propose Legislation to ‘Repeal’ the Second Amendment

from The Free Thought Project:

This is not the first time Democratic senators in Hawaii have called for congressional action on guns and gun violence.

(FEE) — Legislators in Hawaii, which has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the United States, moved this week to bring their concerns about the Second Amendment to the national level.

Lawmakers in Hawaii Propose Repealing Second Amendment

from The Mind Unleashed:

Legislators in Hawaii, which has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the United States, moved this week to bring their concerns about the Second Amendment to the national level.

In Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) No. 42, introduced Tuesday, Democratic lawmakers assert that:

“In light of the numerous tragic mass shootings at schools, work places, and public events, this body believes that it is necessary to repeal or amend the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.”

Bill to Turn Entire State into ‘Gun Rights Sanctuary’ by Nullifying Federal Gun Control Laws

from The Free Thought Project:

A revolutionary bill proposed by Texas lawmakers would nullify federal gun control laws—across the state—turning Texas into a gun rights sanctuary.

AUSTIN, Texas (TAC) – A bill filed in the Texas Senate would set the foundation to nullify federal gun control in practice and effect.

Sen. Bob Hall (R-Edgewood) filed Senate Bill 378 (SB378) on January 17. The bill would prohibit any state government agency, personnel or public funds from enforcing any federal gun control regulation or law “if the federal statute, order, rule, or regulation or international law imposes a prohibition, restriction, or other regulation, such as a capacity, size, or configuration limitation, that does not exist under the laws of this state.”

Rural Sheriff’s Ominous Warning To Citizens: “LOCK YOUR DOORS, LOAD YOUR GUNS AND GET YOU A BARKING, BITING DOG”

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

Is this a sign of what is coming for the rest of the nation?  In Martin County, Kentucky times are very tough right now.  Thanks to severe budget cutbacks, there are only two paid law enforcement officers covering a deeply impoverished 231-square-mile area that sits right in the heart of America’s raging opioid crisis.  Needless to say, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk feels greatly outnumbered by the thieves, sexual predators and drug dealers that he has to contend with on a daily basis, and he recently issued a very ominous warning to the citizens of his county

Congressional Democrat spills the beans, says “gun confiscation” is the ultimate goal

by Ethan Huff, DC Clothesline:

Shall not infringe. Shall not infringe. Shall not infringe. How many times do the gun-grabbing Democrats in Congress need to hear these three simple words before they get it through their thick skulls that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, which protects and guarantees Americans’ God-given right to bear arms, is non-negotiable?

Apparently a few more times, as House Democrats are busy scheming up legislation that would make it much more difficult for the people of this country to rightfully buy, sell, and possess firearms. And their ultimate end game, as openly admitted by California Democrat Mike Thompson during a recent press conference, is to eventually confiscate everybody’s guns.

The Claptrap Propaganda About Guns in America

by Eric Zuesse, Strategic Culture:

In the 2008 five-to-four majority Heller decision defining what the Second Amendment means, the US Supreme Court said that the Amendment’s “prefatory clause,” which stated the Amendment’s “purpose,” is irrelevant to understanding the Amendment, and must therefore be ignored when applying the Amendment to determine whether a given law has been passed which violates this Amendment. That Heller decision reversed 69 years of prior settled US Supreme Court rulings, and it basically ignored the key part of the Second Amendment itself — the Amendment’s very purpose — in order, basically, to promote gun-sales. Heller was the most pro-gun-sales ruling ever by the US Supreme Court, and it blatantly lied about the US Constitution, in order to do that. Here’s how:

It Isn’t The Guns, Fools…

by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

From Britain:

LONDON (Reuters) – Two teenagers were killed in knife attacks in Britain over the weekend, bringing the number of people killed in stabbings this year to at least 24 and pushing the bloodshed to the forefront of national concern.

It’s not the weapons that are available.

It’s the so-called “diversity” in a given society.

The Uncomfortable Myth Of Mass Shootings In America

by Tom Knighton, Bearing Arms:

Mass shootings make all the headlines in this country. Not only that, but they trigger calls for more gun control. After all, gun control advocates claim, mass shootings only happen in America.

Yet that claim is becoming more and more dubious.

If you asked me this morning which nation has the most mass shootings in the world, I would have said, with perhaps a flicker of hesitation, the United States.

This State Confiscated 2,290 Guns In 2018 – But That Failed To Stop Criminals With Guns

by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

An unprecedented about of gun confiscation is going on in the US.  California, which we should possibly consider referring to as “Commiefornia,” is the only state in the US with a database which tracks people who they claim are prohibited from owning a firearm, admitted that they confiscated 2,290 firearms through the Armed and Prohibited Persons program.

ABC 30 reports:

The Armed and Prohibited Persons program allows state agents to take guns away from criminals but it’s difficult to reduce the long list because people keep getting added to it.

Breaking: The House Just Passed A SECOND Extreme Gun Control Bill

by Dagny Taggart, The Organic Prepper:

For the second day in a row, gun-grabbers in the US House of Representatives have passed an extreme gun control bill.

Yesterday we reported that the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, which would require background checks for all firearm sales, including private transactions and purchases made online and at gun shows. Currently, only federally licensed firearms dealers, importers, and manufacturers are required to conduct background checks on customers under federal law.

Maryland Sheriff Mike Lewis: “We Will Not Comply” On Gun Confiscation Bill

by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

In a state that has already implemented unconstitutional and unlawful “red flag” laws, Wicomico County, Maryland Sheriff Mike Lewis has stated that he and his deputies absolutely will not comply with Maryland representatives’ “pretended legislation” of long gun licensing and gun confiscation “laws.”

According to Delmarva Now:

Legislators heard testimony from constituents and public officials during a hearing on Monday that addressed 19 different bills related to firearms. When speaking to a room of people after testifying, Lewis reiterated his thoughts on these bills.

SHERIFF ON MD GUN CONFISCATION BILL: “WE WILL NOT COMPLY”

from InfoWars:

Constitutional fight heating up

Maryland Sheriff Mike Lewis says if state lawmakers pass pending gun confiscation laws he and his deputies “will not comply,” as the move would clearly be unconstitutional.

On this Friday broadcast, David Knight will cover the Maryland gun confiscation bill, Michael Cohen’s recently revealed “love letter” manuscript and much more.

Trump Would Veto The Two Draconian Gun Control Laws Moving Through Congress Right Now

from Silver Doctors:

False Flag Watch: The President would be advised to veto the gun control legislation if passed, but what if there’s a just-in-time mass shooting?

Two draconian gun control bills are making their way through congress right now.

The bills are H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112.

President Trump would be advised to veto the bills if passed.

HOUSE PASSES SWEEPING GUN LEGISLATION TO EXPAND BACKGROUND CHECKS TO COVER VIRTUALLY ALL SALES

from InfoWars:

“Gun violence does not discriminate by party or politics.”

The House on Wednesday passed legislation to expand gun-purchase background check requirements to cover virtually all gun sales and most firearms transfers, taking its most far-reaching steps in years on gun control.

The bill passed 240-190, after which gun control advocates who were on hand to observe the vote applauded in the House chamber. Eight Republicans voted yes, and two Democrats voted no.