Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to regulate the sale of ammunition in California, including the implementation of background checks, as well as an outright ban on owning magazines holding 10 rounds or more. However, several law enforcement leaders—including Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood—say the problem isn’t Second Amendment rights, it’s the state’s soft sentencing of convicted criminals.
Youngblood told BakersfieldNow.com, “We’re having a gang war in this county with gang members in retaliation, which has nothing to do with gun control, that’s human behavior.” The sheriff went on to say that if the ballot initiative passes, it won’t stop crime or bring down the number of deaths in Kern County, but rather make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves.
Several other police officers have joined with Youngblood, encouraging pro-gun voters to learn about the new legislation and take action. The initiative is currently scheduled for the November ballots.
In the least surprising news of the day, Everytown for Gun Safety has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. It’s the first-ever presidential endorsement for the Michael Bloomberg-funded anti-gun group that is better known for producing shoddy reports and misconstruing facts than for its advocacy.
With Clinton attempting to redefine the Constitution at every opportunity, it’s only fitting that an unconstitutional organization would jump to her defense. Clinton, you’ll remember, has previously urged supporters to “take back the Second Amendment from [NRA] extremists” and warned that “we’ve got to rein in what has become an almost article of faith that anybody can have a gun anywhere, anytime.”
In his endorsement statement for Clinton, Everytown President John Feinblatt showed that he’d been taking copious notes of Clinton’s messaging, as he parroted her words back nearly verbatim when applauding her for “pushing back against the NRA’s extreme ‘guns for everyone, everywhere’ agenda.”
Now, The New York Times Has Distorted The Words Of An NFATCA Executive
The executive director of the National Firearms Act Trade and Collectors Association (NFATCA) told The Federalist Thursday that The New York Times distorted his words to make it appear that he favors national gun registration.
In a Tuesday op-ed, writer Alan Berlow claimed the 1934 NFA, which requires registration of automatic weapons, suppressors and short-barreled rifles, is a “model we should build on” for extending such controls to all firearms. He made it appear that NFATCA’s Jeff Folloder supported such a move.
However, Folloder is having none of it. In a detailed response, he said “Many of my quotes/attributions from that past interview were taken out of context. Berlow, through manipulation and editing, implied that I/we think that a gun registration scheme is effective. It’s not.”
Following Katie Couric’s misleading edits in her so-called “documentary,” and HBO’s similar twisting of an interview with one of the designers of the AR-15, such shameful hypocrisy from the Times can no longer go unnoticed.
Piers Morgan Challenged To Wager $100K Behind His Anti-Gun Claim
After former CNN host Piers Morgan claimed, following the UCLA murder-suicide this week, that there’s no difference “between automatic & semi-automatic guns. Both can kill 200+ people a minute,” conservative writer Kevin Williamson challenged Morgan. “How about we bet on this Piers? Pick your shooter and see if he can hit 201 moving targets in 60 seconds. Say $100K?” Williamson proposed.
Morgan, who made his name lambasting lawful gun owners, returned to his ridiculous shtick this week, claiming the UCLA shooter “was angry over his grades, so he took a machine gun to campus & shot dead his teacher.” Of course, the shooting had nothing to do with grades, didn’t involve a machine gun and transpired in a state that already has all the anti-gun laws that Morgan holds up as “solutions.”
Will Morgan take Williamson’s bet? Don’t hold your breath. Without lies for ammunition, drive-by “journalists” like Morgan turn tail and run.
NRA Grant Provides 10 New Patrol Rifles To Small-Town Police Department
Thanks to a grant from The NRA Foundation, the Walterboro, S.C., police department was recently able to purchase 10 new patrol rifles.
The NRA Foundation, whose funding comes largely from Friends of NRA fundraising events, has awarded more than 35,000 grants totaling more than $267 million. Because law enforcement agencies are eligible to receive the grants, in October 2015, Walterboro—a city of about 5,250—submitted a funding request for some new patrol rifles to go in the department’s cruisers.
Recently Walterboro PD was notified that they would receive not only a grant for the full cost of 10 new AR-15 rifles, but that it would also cover the cost of slings, scopes and hard carrying cases to go with them.
“This grant from the NRA allowed us to purchase firearms … that otherwise would not have been possible,” Police Chief Wade Marvin said. “We are very appreciative to the local NRA chapter for making this grant possible.”
Arkansas Woman Fights Off Armed Robber
A Little Rock, Ark., woman used her firearm to battle back against an armed man who attempted to rob her on Sunday morning.
According to ArkansasOnline.com, the woman told police she was sitting in her car playing with her dog when a man approached her, pointed a gun at her and said, “Give me all you got.” The woman—an off-duty security guard—did just that, grabbing her gun and firing one shot through the window at the armed robber.
The man quickly fled. Police are still looking for the suspect.