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Islamic State
"Abu Bakr said we should attack the gun shows next? I know we are suicide bombers, but that's suicide!"

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C) bashed Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance for stating on WNYM-AM Sunday, that the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is supported by ISIS.

“This bill is supported, I’m sure, by ISIS,” New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance said. “ISIS points its readers to America and how they can easily obtain guns by going to states where there are no permitting requirements.”

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) was quick to shut-down the alleged criticism from Vance’s end. Hudson stated in an op-ed by the Hill that Vance needs to “educate himself” before “making such disparaging and false statements.

“With all due respect, the district attorney needs to educate himself on H.R. 38 before making such disparaging and false statements. He outrageously accused the 200 co-sponsors of this bill — both Democrats and Republicans — of ‘playing into the hand’ of ISIS and other terrorists, attempting to support his point by saying terrorists can ‘easily obtain guns’ in some states. The chief law enforcement officer should be above dishonesty and scare tactics, but I guess desperate times call for desperate lies,” Hudson stated.

Vance had argued on the radio show that the bill would make it increasingly easy to buy guns in the United States and can pose as a serious safety issue.

“It would be completely legal for a person to bring a loaded gun or guns in New York as long as it was legal to possess them in the person’s home state,” Vance said. And that, “a guy from Idaho, where there’s no permitting requirement whatsoever, could carry his gun into New York City loaded, into Times Square,” he added.

Vance further noted that, “Does anyone really think the gun laws in West Virginia should be the same laws that apply in Washington Heights, Manhattan?”

“Can you imagine how incensed Idaho would be if they had to abide by New York gun laws?” he questioned.

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Philando Castile
Where does the blame lie? Did the courts get it right?

Almost a year later, since Philando Castile’s death, the trial against Jeronimo Yanez ended last Friday with a not guilty verdict.

In a video publicly released by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, this Tuesday, shows the four- year-old daughter of Castile, warning Diamond Reynolds, her mother to stop yelling after the Yanez had shot Castile, in fear that she would be shot next.

You can see Reynolds screaming “F**k!” just as her cell phone’s battery dies. To this, the child says “No please don’t scream … ’cause I don’t want you to get shooted.”

Reynolds is then seen kissed the child and telling her, “OK, give me a kiss.” Followed by, “My phone just died, that’s all,” Reynold’s confront the chid.

The toddler replies, “I could keep you safe.”

As the video progresses, Reynold’s is seen further confronting the child and saying, “I can’t believe they just did that.”  As Reynold’s tries to remove her handcuffs, you can see the child begging her not to do anything that could get her “shooted.”

“They [sic] not gonna shoot me, OK?” Reynolds says. “I’m already in handcuffs.”

The child begs, “Don’t take them off” and later adds, “I wish this town was safer.”

“I don’t want it to be like this anymore,” she cries.

It was only last year that Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Castile during a traffic stop, since the smell of “burnt marijuana” in Castile’s car gave him the impression that his life might be in danger.

“I thought, I was gonna die,” said Officer Yanez. “And I thought if he’s, if he has the, the guts and the audacity to smoke marijuana in front of the five year old girl and risk her lungs and risk her life by giving her secondhand smoke and the front seat passenger doing the same thing then what, what care does he give about me. And, I let off the rounds and then after the rounds were off, the little girls was screaming.”

While Yanez’s lawyer was able to convince the judge that the case should be closed shut, as Castile was already “stoned” and thus, died due to his own actions. However, what remains in question is that this isn’t the first time that police had encountered danger posed by someone under the influence of marijuana.

As the Washington post points out:

“This isn’t the first time a police officer has cited the alleged danger posed by pot to justify a confrontation that turned deadly. Last year North Carolina police officers decided to confront Keith Lamont Scott in his car after observing him smoking marijuana in it. Like Castile, Scott was a black man. And like Castile, police were aware that Scott had a firearm. ‘Due to the combination of illegal drugs and the gun Mr. Scott had in his possession, officers decided to take enforcement action for public safety concerns,’ the police department said in an incident summary.”

The system continues to fail black people,” Valerie Castile, Castile’s mother said. “Because this happened with Philando, they’re coming for you, for you, for you, and all your interracial children. Y’all are next and you’ll be standing. you’ll be fighting for justice.”

“We’re devolving. We’re going to 1969,” she adds.

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Pelosi Gaffe
Well, that's awkward!

While talking to reporters about injured colleague Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La) on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made an embarrassing mistake. Scalise remains in critical condition following the shooting at the GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

“Our hearts are broken over the assault that was made, really, on all of us,” she said, “but personally heartbroken over the dea…ah, at what happened to Steve Scalise, our colleague.”

Even though Scalise is quite alive, currently under treatment for injuries sustained at the shooting, Pelosi seems to begin to say “death,” while talking to reporters at Capitol Hill on Thursday.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with him and Matt Mika,” she added, referring “as they continue with their, the care that they need, but also as we do pay tribute to them, identify with them.”

“Use all of our energy, just like sports,” she continued, and all your energy for them to get well. We all have to pray and identify with their concern.”

The hospital where Rep. Steve Scalise is being treated, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, also released a statement on the condition of the injured Republican Congressman. “Earlier today, Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg,” the statement read.

“He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours. The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time,” it added. “At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates.”

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Establishment Media
You the failing New York Times is failing when...

With such a remarkable description of the Alexandria shooting incident, it was obvious The New York Times would come under fire, but while progressives are quick to come to the defense of left-wing news outlets, this time even they admitted their own editorial board had crossed the line.

The piece that immediately became the center of controversy for The New York Times, “America’s lethal politics,” was published on Wednesday.

Unsurprisingly, the article called for increased gun control. However, it was the description of the motivation behind the attacks that actually caused the backlash against the left-wing news outlet.

“Was this attack evidence of how vicious American politics has become?” the article asked. “Probably. In 2011, when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl, the link to political incitement was clear. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized crosshairs.

“Conservatives and right-wing media were quick on Wednesday to demand forceful condemnation of hate speech and crimes by anti-Trump liberals,” it continued. “They’re right. Though there’s no sign of incitement as direct as in the Giffords attack, liberals should, of course, hold themselves to the same standard of decency that they ask of the right.”

However, by every possible standard, there’s a lot more evidence that James Hodgkinson, the seemingly left-wing attacker, was more motivated by politics than the mentally deranged Jared Loughner from the Gifford attack in 2011.

In what appears to be a revisionist history, conservatives were quick to downplay the role of progressive politics in the horrific attack on Republican congressmen.

While the suspect, James T. Hodgkinson, was shot and killed at the scene of the shooting by Capitol Police officers, a deeper look into social media activity shows a long trend of hatred towards Trump and Republicans. He attacked Congress members practicing for a charity baseball match scheduled for Thursday.

Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was shot in his hip and sustained severe injuries. He is now in critical condition. Four others, including two Capitol Police officers were injured in the attack.

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Brevard County, Florida, Sheriff Wayne Ivey claims to be “probably one of the most politically incorrect sheriffs in the country.”

In a new six minute video clip, which clearly won’t please liberals in any way, Ivey highlights the steep rise in terrorist attacks across Europe, especially the UK. He then asks Americans to wake up and protect themselves and their homeland.

“Folks, now more than ever is the time for our citizens to be prepared to serve as first line of defense — not only for them, but for their families when the attack happens,” Ivey says. “And let me be perfectly clear: doing nothing or just hoping it won’t happen to you is not going to save your life.”

He adds: “For those who think that it can’t or won’t happen here, trust me when I tell you that it’s already happening all around us. And the only thing left to question is when and where it will happen again — and how many more innocent lives will be lost.”

Making fun of the London Met Police’s advice of “run, hide, and tell” to Londoners after the terror attack on London Bridge on June 3, Ivey asks “What’s next? Ask you to run, hide and then draw a line in the sand, while daring the cold-blooded murderer to cross it?”

No, for Ivey what’s next means coming to “fully understand that this is war, and you better be prepared to wage war to protect you, your family and those around you if attacked.

“I am firmly convinced that as Americans we can no longer sit back and pray the fight isn’t brought to us,” he said. “Instead, we have to stand together, shoulder to shoulder, prepared and ready to issue an immediate and directed response when the attack happens.”

When it came to how people should prepare themselves to be ready to deal with a crisis or attack, Ivey recommended devising a “survival strategy right now.” He called on individuals with concealed carry permits to carry a firearm at all times. He also suggested practicing and taking classes on how to use arms and ammunition in case of an attack.

He also told his audience to remember that the only attack that was foiled on 9/11 was when American citizens stood up to extremism on United Airlines flight 93 and “showed terrorists what happens when Americans fight back.”

However, it is to be noted that this isn’t the first time Ivey has spoken on the topic. Back in 2015, he asked gun owners to be ready, “mentally and physically prepared” to neutralize any threat to their family.

“Let there be no mistake in what I’m about to say,” Ivey said. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. If you are a person who is legally licensed to carry a firearm, now is a time more than ever to realize that you and you alone very well might be the first line of defense for you [and] your family.”

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gun control

The terror attack in Orlando has put the Democrats in a tough spot. Obama said that ISIS was on the run, but it doesn’t appear that is the case.

In order to divert America’s attention away from terrorism as the cause of the Orlando massacre, the Democrats and gun-hating liberals all over this great nation are attacking gun owners like never before.

Liberals have always been a little short on facts, and when it comes to gun control, they just make up their own lies to try and sell to media and the world.

Here are ten liberal lies about guns and gun control.

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Right To Bear Arms

On December 14, 2012 the news broadcast the tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary School in Newtown Connecticut. Images of people outside the fire station and jam-packed streets filled the screen while we watched the news that 26 people had been killed, including many children.

America watched in horror that December morning. Almost immediately after the shooting was announced the left started attacking the right to bear arms in America.

Many of the parents of the Sandy Hook victims became gun control advocates. They met with the President and held fundraisers and events around the United States to try and get rid of the weapons they don’t agree with.

Now, almost four years later, a Connecticut court is allowing the family members of the Sandy Hook shooting to move forward in a civil suit against the company that built the Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle that Adam Lanza supposedly killed all the students with.

We say supposedly because there are a lot of questions about Sandy Hook that have never been answered. One of the main ones is that Adam Lanza’s DNA was not found on the weapon.

I’m not trying to delve into the world of conspiracies, but in this particular case there are a lot of questions about Adam as the killer and what weapon he used to carry out the crimes.

The details of his actions are going to be scrutinized fully by the defense team representing the gun maker. This could bring some new light to what happened that terrible day.

Hopefully we learn the details and truths that a lot of people on the Internet have been begging to receive for a while. There is a growing group, and quite large, that believes that Sandy Hook was a hoax and they have demanded transparency from government officials and law enforcement. They have not received their answers.

This case, however might. This will be the first time that a victim or their family is suing the gun manufacturer for a weapon that was purchased legally. There is a lot riding on this case, and it is going to bring back this horrible event to the front of the news cycle.

In all fairness to those that believe in a conspiracy or hoax at Sandy Hook, there are some very strange things that happened that morning. Some of them are highlighted in this video, but don’t just take one video’s word for it. Do some research and find your own answers.

Whether you think Sandy Hook is a hoax or not, this case is happening and it could threaten the second amendment like never before.

This is one case we will be watching and updating our readers on.

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Bloomberg

Over the past several years, Michael Bloomberg has been quietly organizing behind the scenes to take away the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans across the nation.

The former New York mayor, working through the group, Everytown for Gun Safety, has managed to petition his way onto ballots in 2016 with questions that will take away gun rights in several states.

In Nevada, voters will have to decide on restrictive background checks for gun buyers.

In Maine, voters will likely have to vote on whether to allow private sales of firearms. Petitions were submitted to the state last week and are currently being validated. If the question gets on the ballot and passes, gun collectors, hunters and enthusiasts will face criminal punishment if they attempt to sell their firearms to other, law abiding citizens.

The Maine ballot initiative will do nothing to curb criminal access to firearms.

The move to fighting gun rights on the state level represents a dramatic shift in strategy for gun grabbers . . . and they’re winning.

After years of members of Congress fearing the force of the National Rifle Association, nothing could get done to advance gun control on the federal level.

Bloomberg and his ilk took the fight directly to voters in each state with the expectation that even pro-gun voters will be confused by the questions that appear on the ballot and inadvertently check away their rights in the ballot box.

Maine and Nevada are not alone. Initiatives are active everywhere from coast-to-coast. In the absence of states allowing ballot initiatives, lobbyists have pushed legislators and attorneys general very hard to enact gun control through legislative or executive action.

In Virginia, the attorney general recently revoke concealed carry reciprocity but then reversed course after a massive backlash from state residents and leaders.

Be on the lookout for measures on your ballot . . . and even petitioners asking you to sign away your rights.

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People that want to keep citizens from carrying guns say that they are un-trained and will just shoot willy nilly.

Gun haters like to say that guns never find a solution without being violent.

Liberals say guns don’t save lives.

Well, in this video released just a couple of days ago, see an armed citizen who not only stops a crime from happening and potentially saves lives, but he takes it one step further.

He never fired the gun once and was able to subdue the criminal.

They say people should not be able to carry guns, but this is the reason why we should be carrying guns.

This guy did it right.

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supreme court

The Second Amendment is on trial every moment of every day in this country and the obstacles to keeping it in place are getting worse.

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal earlier this month that came from gun owners trying to challenge the ban of assault weapons in a the Chicago suburb, Highland Park. The appeal, filed by the Illinois State Rifle Association, argues against the ban by citing a violation of constitutional rights.

The Supreme Court is claiming that it is in response to the San Bernardino shooting. Two conservative justices said that they would have both heard the case and struck down the suburb’s ban.

The federal appeals court in Chicago upheld the ban on semi-automatic weapons and large capacity magazines.

October saw the federal appeals court in New York hold up such bans in New York and Connecticut as well.

The Supreme Court has made a habit of turning away anything that challenges gun restrictions since two landmark decisions spelled out the right to have a handgun for home defense. They seem to think that is good enough.

Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Antonin Scalia, commented that the Chicago appeals court ruling outright ignores, “two of our Second Amendment precedents.” He went on to say that, the particular ban “is highly suspect because it broadly prohibits common semi-automatic firearms used for lawful purposes”.

Roughly 5 million Americans own such weapons. Thomas is ready to cite fact to defend those Americans too,

“The overwhelming majority of citizens who own and use such rifles do so for lawful purposes, including self-defense and target shooting”

Disappointed that the Supreme Court would not hear the case, the Illinois State Rifle Association has said that it will continue to challenge the local gun restrictions.

Meanwhile, seven states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws banning assault weapons: California, Hawaii, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York. Minnesota and Virginia regulate assault weapons.

There is no running from this kind of legislation. The only thing to do is to fight it and keep swinging until something changes.

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