Friday, February 22, 2019

How Gun Control Became an Instrument of Tyranny in Venezuela

by José Niño, Mises:

Is Venezuela paying the price for adopting gun control?

The shocking nature of Venezuela’s economic collapse has been covered ad nauseam. However, one aspect of the Venezuelan crisis that does not receive much coverage is the country’s gun control regime.

Fox News recently published an excellent article highlighting Venezuelan citizens’ regret over the gun control policies the Venezuelan government has implemented since 2012. Naturally, this regret is warranted. The Venezuelan government is among the most tyrannical in the world, with a proven track record of violating basic civil liberties such as free speech, debasing its national currency, confiscating private property, and creating economic controls that destroy the country’s productivity.

Hypocrite Dem, Who Fought to Ban Guns In Chicago, Caught With Stockpile of 23 Guns

by Daniel Greenfield, DC Clothesline:

“Bullets and booze don’t mix,” Alderman Edward Burke growled. Then the Chairman of the Finance Committee vowed to fight the NRA. He had spent much of his 50 years in power fighting for gun control. And the man dubbed “Alderman-for-Life”, whose wife who sat on the Illinois Supreme Court, had the heft.

Five years ago, Chicago had lost yet another of its serial gun control battles. But Burke and the Democrat machine were vowing to go on fighting with more laws attempting to restrict the Second Amendment.

Burke, an Obama and Blagojevich ally, and the godfather of Chicago politics (dubbed its real mayor), hated and loved guns at the same time. He had nearly as many guns as he had gun control bills. When the FBI raided the offices of the powerful Chicago Democrat, they found 23 guns. That’s a lot of guns for one man. Especially for a man who had worked hard to ban handguns in Chicago.

The Legislative Onslaught Begins: Federal Gun Grabbing in 2019

by Sarah Latimer, Survival Blog:

As they promised, the Democrat Party majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is wasting no time in gun grabbing in 2019. They are launching a raft of new civilian disarmament legislation. Although there is still a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, there is a risk that some of these bills may be passed into law, following some across the aisle quid pro quo deal-making or legislative bundling. What I fear most is President Trump accepting such a deal, in order to get his coveted Border wall funded. I’m also concerned that some grand “compromise” might be reached, with the laudable Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (introduced but not passed by the previous Congress) thrown into a package of legislation that would include one or more anti-gun bills.

Wait until you hear the details in this bill: Oregon proposal would require gun owners to obtain permits

from Fellowship Of The Minds:

As reported by Oregon LiveA proposal by two Oregon lawmakers to require permits for all gun owners is generating buzz online and among Republicans at the Capitol, even before it’s scheduled to be introduced at the Legislature on Monday.

It’s the brainchild of student activists connected to the movement that grew out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where a shooter killed 17 people nearly a year ago, according to the bill. Sen. Rob Wagner, D-Tualatin, and Rep. Andrea Salinas, D-Lake Oswego, are sponsoring it.

TSA FAILURE: Passenger Carries Firearm Past Airport Screening Onto Delta Flight

by Hank Berrien, Daily Wire:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has admitted that a passenger carried a firearm past a TSA checkpoint and onto a Delta flight traveling from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to Tokyo Narita International Airport on January 3.

‘100 Days of Gun Control’ Begins at State, Federal Levels

from Govt Slaves:

Liberal Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo will push for more gun control in New York, a state that already has among the strictest gun laws in the nation; Democrats are pushing additional gun restrictions in Washington State, and on Capitol Hill, Democrats in Congress also want to clamp down on Second Amendment rights, and it will all happen in the next 100 days.

The New York Times may have best defined the situation when it reported this week that, “Emboldened House Democrats, seeking a politically charged debate on gun control… are signaling that it is a top priority.”

Feds Find 23 Guns In Office Of Indicted Chicago Democrat

from ZeroHedge:

A longtime Chicago alderman and staunch gun-control advocate who was arrested on federal corruption charges stemming from an attempt to use his position to extort a company hoping to renovate a fast food restaurant in his ward was found to have 23 firearms in his offices, according to a local CBS affiliate.

Edward Burke, who has for decades been one of the city’s most powerful and most notoriously corrupt officials, reportedly relied on a city ordinance stemming from the 1870s that designated all Aldermen as “peace officers” allowing them to carry and store weapons in their offices and city buildings – where even those with a concealed carry permit are not allowed to carry them.

Defending a Venezuelan Homestead: “Eventually people will come for what you have”

by J.G. Martinez D., The Organic Prepper:

My cousins there in the open country of Venezuela tell me that nights are dark. The government cut the power, and hungry people use this to go to the farms and see what they can steal.

Don’t rely on your elaborate systems too much.

I must tell you that those who rely on power and water off-the-grid, are wrong. Use it while you have it, but plan for when you stop having it. You will not be able to get supplies for your systems.

WATCH: Tucker Zings Progressive’s Attempt at Comparing the Border Wall to Lawful Gun Ownership

by Timothy Meads, Townhall:

Former aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and progressive radio host Chris Hahn appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Friday to discuss the border wall. Specifically, Hahn and Carlson talked about the possibility of President Donald Trump circumventing Congress and declaring a national emergency to build the border wall.

In a rather strange turn of events, Hahn compared the border wall’s “morality” issue – the talking point Speaker Nancy Pelosi keeps spewing – to that of gun owners and the Second Amendment.

Virginia’s Democrat Governor Unveils News Anti-Gun Package Targeting Citizen’s Rights

from Ammoland:

Richmond Virginia –-(Ammoland.com)- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has unveiled his proposal for sweeping new gun control for the Commonwealth.

The Democrat sensing an opening introduced seven new measures at a press conference ahead of the new legislative session. These new gun control proposals are the most radical that Virginia has ever seen.

“We lose too many Virginians each year to senseless gun violence, and it is time we take meaningful steps to protect the health and safety of our citizens,” said Governor Northam. “I look forward to opening a dialogue with the General Assembly on this legislative package of reasonable gun violence reforms, which appropriately balances Second Amendment Rights with public safety.”

First, Corporations Targeted Your Speech – Now, They’re Targeting Your Guns

by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

Citigroup is setting restrictions on the sale of firearms by its business customers, making it the first Wall Street bank to take a stance in the divisive nationwide gun control debate.

First, corporate giants like Facebook and Twitter targeted your speech. Now corporate banks are targeting your guns. You may recall when the criminal Obama administration put into effect the unconstitutional pressure on banks to not provide money to “risky” ventures such as gun dealers.  You may also recall overpriced sporting goods store Dick’s eliminating semi-automatic riflesdiscriminating sales of guns and destroying their inventory while their stocks plummeted, but now, it looks like after corporations have targeted your speech online, they may be aiming for your guns next.

Time to Pay Attention: Democrats and Republicans Joining Forces to Push Gun Confiscation

from The Free Thought Project:

Red flag laws have a history of bipartisan support. And when any piece of legislation has Democrats and Republicans locking arms in agreement, you know trouble lies ahead.

(TMI) Is gun confiscation coming to Congress?

The 2018 midterm elections produced a split Congress with Democrats gaining control of the House and Republicans gaining seats in the Senate.

The chattering DC classes are already speculating about the Democrats’ plans to subpoena Trump’s tax records and Senate Republicans’ moves to consolidate their hold of the federal judiciary. But amid the DC gossip, a new threat is being overlooked—red flag gun confiscation orders.

Are Gun Rights the Next Target of Corporate Censorship?

by José Niño, SHTF Plan:

Ever since Dick’s Sporting Goods and banks such as Citigroup made business decisions in line with the mainstream media’s push for gun control, some opponents of gun control have debated whether private companies pose a bigger threat to gun rights than government does. In the case of Dick’s Sporting Goods, the outdoor company decided to stop selling rifles like the AR-15 and banned the sale of firearms to individuals younger than 21. In response to the Parkland shooting in Florida, banks like Citigroup also crafted their own anti-gun policies as reported in The New York Times:

Bipartisan Support for Gun Confiscation Is Growing

by José Niño, Activist Post:

Is gun confiscation coming to Congress?

The 2018 midterm elections produced a split Congress with Democrats gaining control of the House and Republicans gaining seats in the Senate.

The chattering DC classes are already speculating about the Democrats’ plans to subpoena Trump’s tax records and Senate Republicans’ moves to consolidate their hold of the federal judiciary. But amid the DC gossip, a new threat is being overlooked—red flag gun confiscation orders.

Why Does the IRS Have 3,000 Handguns and 3,000,000 Rounds of Ammo?

by Faye Higbee, DC Clothesline:

The “criminal investigation” division of the IRS has a lot of firepower, and what is stated in the headline of this article is only the tip of the iceberg. Breitbart reported that the Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued a report called “Federal Law Enforcement Purchases and Inventory Controls of Firearms, Ammunition, and Tactical Equipment.” And the IRS CI is not alone.