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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Gavin Newsom’s Empty NRA Claim

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is at it again. The politician who never met a restrictive gun-control law he didn’t like is back to attacking the NRA. During a meeting with The Sacramento Bee editorial board in February, Newsom said, “After San Bernardino … people are fed up with the NRA.”

Newsom went after the NRA last year, too, accusing them of intimidating politicians. “But you can’t intimidate the public,” he said. “That’s why we’re bringing this directly to the public.”

Now, the public has spoken. And they’ve shopped—scooping up a record number of firearms in 2015. After the San Bernardino attacks, Californians drove gun sales even higher—with some dealers reporting seeing their business triple and cautioning the spike was drying up supply.

Fed up with the NRA? Fed up with exploitive politicians seems more like it.


ICE Admits That 124 Illegal Aliens Released From Jails Were Charged With Murder

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials admit that at least 124 illegal immigrant criminals released from jails since 2010—thanks to the Obama administration—have since been charged with at least 135 new murders, Fox News reports

According to a document released by ICE in response to congressional inquiries, at least 156 criminal repeat offenders—with some 1,776 convictions for burglary, larceny and other crimes to their credit before their first release from ICE custody—were nonetheless released at least twice by ICE since 2013, and of those, 47 were charged with 106 additional offenses.

Still, the Center for Immigration Studies says, most of these criminal illegal aliens “receive the most generous forms of due process available, and are allowed to remain at large, without supervision, while they await drawn-out immigration hearings.” Too bad the Obama administration doesn’t see fit to extend the same due-process rights to U.S. citizens to protect themselves.


Hillary Touts Power Of 5 Million Law-Abiding Gun Owners

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has finally given the 5 million law-abiding members of the National Rifle Association the credit they deserve. 

During Monday’s MSNBC Democratic Town Hall, Clinton answered a question about how to prevent gun violence by, you guessed it, once again slamming the NRA. “Nothing is more powerful than the gun lobby,” she explained to moderator Chris Matthews. “This is an issue I am so profoundly disturbed about. We have to take on the gun lobby. The gun lobby really intimidates elected officials. We have got to make this a voting issue.” 

What Clinton doesn’t seem to understand when she constantly bashes the NRA, calling it the “gun lobby,” she is really talking about millions of productive members of society who lawfully practice their Second Amendment rights and have joined together to defeat gun-banning politicians like her. Let’s show Clinton just how powerful we are this November at the ballot box.


California Gun-Control Proposal Drawing Resistance From Sheriffs

Speaking of California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, his proposed gun-control initiative is meeting some resistance from many of the state’s sheriffs. The measure would require background checks for ammo and prohibit so-called “high-capacity” magazines—previously grandfathered in by California’s 1999 “assault weapons” ban—requiring owners to sell them to a dealer, transfer them out of state or turn them in to police.

But sheriffs say the measure will only affect law-abiding gun owners, including sport shooters, owners of currently-legal guns and magazines, and anyone passing down historical or family heirlooms—while doing nothing to keep guns and ammo from criminals. “Effectively, this measure will create a new class of criminals …” the California State Sheriff’s Association said in a letter. “The focus of efforts to reduce gun violence in this state should be on those responsible for that violence, not those that have no intent to do harm.”

Newsom’s proposal will need 366,000 signatures to qualify for November’s ballot.


Virginia Legislative Session Heavy On Pro-Gun Wins

Virginia’s legislative session has come to an end, with passage of historic legislation positive toward the states’ law-abiding gun owners.

On Feb. 26, legislation was signed into law to address the attorney general’s arbitrary cancellation of concealed-carry reciprocity agreements with 25 states. The measures, sponsored by Republican Del. Michael Webert and Republican state Sen. Bryce Reeves, will recognize all valid out-of-state concealed-carry permits. 

Last week, the governor’s proposed amendments for Senate Bill 626 and House Bill 766 were rejected and the bills were sent back to the governor’s desk for his final consideration. Gov. McAuliffe’s recommendations would have completely negated the intended purpose of the bills. Lastly, House Bill 1096 also heads to the governor’s desk for consideration. It would prohibit any state entity from adopting or enforcing any rule, regulation, policy, or administrative action governing the purchase, possession, transfer, ownership, carrying, storage, or transporting of firearms, ammunition, or components or combinations thereof unless expressly authorized by statute.


Virginia Senior Citizen Fights Off Armed Robbers

In yet another example of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun, a 71-year-old man used his handgun on Sunday to thwart two armed robbers in Hampton, Va.

Hampton police said 18-year-old Jafari Mitchell and a 15-year-old accomplice approached the man, pulled a gun and demanded money. Fearing for his life, the man pulled out his own gun and shot Mitchell.

According to local media reports, no charges are being sought against the man who shot the attempted robber. The robber’s accomplice was later arrested and has been charged with attempted robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.


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