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Not Unexpectedly, GOP Begins to Cave on Gun Control

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 12:19
It never fails!  Unlike their Democratic counterparts, when the pressure gets tough, you can count on the GOP to begin to cave.  Democrats just double down.  Republicans cave and run like scared rats.    It started yesterday with Governor DeWine in Ohio, who announced a package that included a so-called "Red Flag" law and so-called "universal" background check.  Then you had various members of Congress, including South Dakota Senator John Thune coming out for a red flag law and possibly other gun control, Dayton U.S. Representative Mike Turner who not only came out for a red flag law but also a ban on modern sporting rifles.  Then of course you have PA. Senator Pat Toomey trotting out his "universal" background check bill again. 

If the Republicans think they can hold the Senate and President Trump thinks he will be re-elected by caving on gun control, they should think again.

Virginian's should contact their member of Congress and both Senator's Kaine and Warner.  Yes, I know Kaine and Warner aren't going to listen but they do keep count of how many calls on an issue they receive and they need to hear from us.

Gun Blog "No Lawyers Only Guns and Money" Removed by Blogger.

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 11:45
This is what I found when I tried to access it this morning:

According to a twitter post from blog owner John Richardson, he has not been able to determine why this action was taken.  I regularly follow the blog and I have not seen any posts that appear violate Blogger's policies.

I found out at 7am that my blog No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money had been locked by Google for supposedly violating their terms of service. Given the only thing controversial I've posted is about the travails of @NRA, I have to wonder. pic.twitter.com/cJB1ZKpTy5— John Richardson (@jpr9954) August 7, 2019

Mark Levin Addressing the Weekend Shootings: We Have a Broken Culture

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 17:21
On his nationally syndicated talk show Monday Night, Mark Levin addressed the shootings of the past weekend.  He said it's not a gun problem, it's a broken culture, we no longer have virtue as part of the public square.  It is worth the time to listen.

President Trump Reiterates Support for "Red Flag" Laws

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 09:08
Yesterday, in his remarks on the two shootings that took place in less than 24 hours on Saturday, President Trump again came out in support of so-called "Red Flag" laws.  South Carolina U.S. Senator, Lindsey Graham later announced that he had "bi-partisan" agreement on legislation that would create a federal program to assist states in crafting such laws.  But as former NRATV host and now Bearingarms.com editor Cam Edwards noted, the red flag laws we have seen so far are just a way to take guns without due process:
The red flag laws we’ve seen introduced around the country don’t respect due process and do nothing to ensure any sort of mental health treatment for the person deemed to be a danger. It’s a gun control solution to a mental health issue. https://t.co/Q9s1Z3KNrA— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) August 5, 2019Cam delved into this on his new BearingArms.com Cam and Co. program:


No one wants an individual who is in crisis to have access to a firearm but laws that do not respect due process are riddled with opportunities for abuse.  According to Independence Institute Director of Research Dave Kopel, Vermont's law is a good model if we are going to have a law that protects public safety while respecting constitutional rights.


The gun ban lobby is already giddy that there is a "window for bipartisan action" on this piece of the gun ban agenda.  You can expect Virginia Democrats in the General Assembly to be pushing this even harder in their campaigns this fall and using President Trump's support to challenge pro-rights candidates who want constitutional protections in any such laws.  Be armed with the facts about these laws.  A good primer is Kopel's video above.  More in-depth information can be found here.

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