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California Can’t Confiscate Guns Fast Enough, Backlog Continues to Grow

California had established a goal of confiscating 20,000 over three years under the new gun control law they enacted following Sandy Hook. They wanted to seize firearms from people who had become prohibited persons or had mental health problems. But California is having trouble hiring enough people to go out there and seize all those guns. From Fox News . . . The law, which was passed in 2013 following the shooting at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook elementary school and set aside $24 million for seizure programs, had a goal of confiscating around 20,000 guns over three years. But six years…

House bill requires pornography filter on all phones, computers purchased in Kansas

Two bills introduced in the Kansas House on Wednesday generate funding for human trafficking programs by requiring all new internet-capable telephones or computers sold in the state to feature anti-pornography software and by mandating adult entertainment businesses charge a special admissions tax. Sabetha Rep. Randy Garber sponsored legislation requiring the software installations and dictating purchasers would have to pay a $20 fee to the state, and whatever cost was assessed by retail stores, to remove filters for “obscene” material. No one under 18 would be allowed to have filter software deleted. “It’s to protect children,” Garber, a Republican, said in…

It’s Really Happening: Nancy Pelosi Threatens Gun Confiscation Amid National Emergency

In a stunning admission of the left’s draconian plans for America, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that a Democrat president will declare a national emergency to confiscate firearms because President Trump somehow set a precedent declaring a national emergency to secure the U.S. southern border. “The precedent that the president is setting here is something that should be met with great unease and dismay by the Republicans,” she warned Thursday at a press conference. “..If the president can declare an emergency on something that he has created as an emergency, an illusion that he wants to convey, just think of…

Virginia Lawmakers Quietly Enact Speed Camera Law: Speed camera cash recipient quietly rushes through a law that will station speed cameras on Virginia freeways

Speed cameras will soon appear on Virginia freeways under legislation that cleared the General Assembly on Wednesday. That leaves the final decision on implementing cameras to Governor Ralph Northam (D), who is currently embroiled in scandal from the discovery of his medical school yearbook photographs that show him appearing either in blackface or a Klu Klux Klan uniform. Assuming the bill obtains Northam’s signature, the state police will have the authority to set up automated speed traps in highway work zones beginning July 1. In these locations, a private company would mail $125 tickets to the owners of vehicles photographed…

How Nancy Pelosi Earned Her Fortune May Surprise You – Average Citizen Would Be Targeted For The Same Thing

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is rich, filthy rich.  She and her husband have accumulated a ton of wealth, but have not been so eager, like many Democrats, to part with it and put their money where their mouths are concerning giving to other to take care of needs.  Yet, she is among the first to misquote Scripture, like the devil, in order to use government to steal your resources to claim they are caring for their neighbor and doing what the Bible commands while doing nothing more than making sure they retain their power in DC.  A new report is…

FOIA Docs Reveal Obama FBI Covered Up “Chart” Of Potential Hillary Clinton Crimes

The top brass of the Obama FBI went to great lengths to justify their decision not to recommend charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, according to Judicial Watch, which obtained evidence that the agency created a ‘chart’ of Clinton’s offenses. The newly obtained emails came in response to a court ordered Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that the DOJ had previously ignored. Via Judicial Watch (emphasis ours): Three days after then-FBI Director James Comey’s press conference announcing that he would not recommend a prosecution of Mrs. Clinton, a July 8, 2016 email chain shows that, the Special Counsel to…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes aim at Equifax and credit scoring

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took aim at the credit reporting agency Equifax over the weekend, criticizing the company — which disclosed a massive data breach in 2017 — and its peers for fueling what she described as a “broken” system of credit scoring that can affect people’s ability to get loans, secure housing and gain employment. “Also a good moment to note that in the wake of the Equifax scandal, privatized credit scoring is a dice game & the credit score system is very broken too,” she said Saturday on Twitter. Ocasio-Cortez was responding to another Twitter user who…

States Consider Cracking Down On Car Seizures

State legislatures around the country are considering laws to make it more difficult for police from taking cars away from motorists who have not been convicted of breaking any laws. In Hawaii, Michigan, North Dakota and Utah, lawmakers have advanced bills to reform civil asset forfeiture proceedings that are used to take property — primarily cars, but also cash and other property — on the mere accusation that the owner may have been involved in the drug trade. Sale of the cars and other property at auction generates millions for state and local budgets, but activists at the American Civil…

How to Ban Private Gun Ownership in America

It can be done. You just can’t do it in one fell swoop. You must do it in steps. You take the first step in 1934 by making some kinds of guns bad, requiring them to be registered with the government and levying a special tax on them. This is to establish the idea that while some guns are OK, other guns are bad. This will be handy later on. You take the next step in 1968. You pass laws adding more restrictions on gun ownership and sales, most notably establishing the requirement of a government-issued license for a business…

FAILED: Dick’s Sporting Goods ends efforts to lobby congress for gun control

Almost nine months after the Parkland shooting, Ed Stack — the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods — stood up in the audience of a New York Times conference. He got up to talk about restricting gun sales at his stores. He had done it many times before, but this time, he got personal. “I’m not embarrassed to say I’m viewed as a relatively tough guy,” Stack said. “I wouldn’t characterize myself as a crier. And that weekend, I watched those kids, and I watched those parents, and I hadn’t cried as much since my mother passed away.” His highly publicized…

Senator Rand Paul Announces He Will Vote “No” On AG Nominee Bill Barr, ‘Too Many Concerns About His Views’

On Tuesday afternoon, the Senate invoked cloture to end debate on AG nominee Bill Barr and passed in a 55-44 vote. The Senate could vote to confirm Bill Barr as President Trump’s new Attorney General as early as Wednesday or Thursday. On Tuesday evening, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said he was unable to support Bill Barr’s nomination because of his overall “troubling” record on the 2nd and 4th Amendments. “I am unable to support Bill Barr’s nomination to be the next Attorney General. While I support President Trump and have supported most of his nominees, I have too many concerns…

Tulsi Gabbard Wants to Legalize Marijuana, Punish Big Pharma and End Private Prisons

Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii’s democratic congresswoman and one of many entrants in the crowded 2020 presidential race, is already turning heads thanks to her anti-interventionist foreign policy approach and progressive stance on a variety of issues, making her an outlier among establishment Democrats. If her pre-campaign messaging and campaign launch speech are any indicator, the potential presidential contender has no intention of backing down – especially when it comes to her strong advocacy of medical marijuana and harsh criticisms of the criminal justice system and pharmaceutical industry. Declaring her formal entrance into the Democratic Party presidential primaries, Gabbard issued a rousing…

Being Marco Rubio: The boyish senator from Florida is owned by the Israel Lobby

Americans consistently indicate in opinion polls that they approve of congress less than any other part of the federal government. The approval rating is sometimes in the single digits. As the congress was intended, per the Founders, to serve as the direct link to the American people, there is a certain irony in its being the most despised branch of government. One can blame the two major parties for much of the negativity, as the process whereby candidates for office rise through the system that seems designed to weed out anyone who has ever expressed any viewpoint that is not…

Court ordered gun seizures spike nationally….

Courts are issuing an unprecedented number of orders to seize firearms from people they deem to be mentally ill or threats to others, following a rash of state-level legislation aimed at curbing mass shootings across the country. Even as conservatives sound the alarm about potential Second Amendment violations, supporters — sometimes across party lines — say these “red flag” laws are among the most promising tools to reduce the nearly 40,000 suicides and homicides by firearm each year in the country. “I think we’re seeing a building consensus in blue states and red states that this is a good way to…

Violent Video Game Tax Proposed In Pennsylvania to Stop School Shootings

Lawmakers from Pennsylvania have put forth a bill that proposes a 10% excise tax on violent video games. House Bill 109 seeks to impose the so-called “sin tax” on games sold at retail that are rated by the ESRB as M for Mature or Adults-Only. The money would go into a fund called the “Digital Protection for School Safety Account” that aims to enhance security measures at schools in the wake of the school shootings in Parkland, Florida and Newtown, Connecticut. State representative Chris Quinn, a republican, initially put forth the bill in 2018, but it never made it out…

‘Heaven has a wall, a gate and a strict immigration policy. Hell has open borders. Let that sink in.’ Grocery store ad mailer stirs controversy

A family-owned Christian grocery store with several locations in Southeast Arkansas is dealing with backlash as customers argue a weekly ad mailer included a controversial political message. The ad book was sent to four Mac’s Cashsaver stores in Arkansas. According to the store, the mailer typically includes a religious or political message. The current mailer includes a message that references the U.S./Mexico border wall controversy. It reads, ‘Heaven has a wall, a gate and a strict immigration policy. Hell has open borders. Let that sink in.’ Those words aren’t sitting well with some customers. “It just doesn’t make any sense,”…

Report: Secret Meeting to Criminalize Private Gun Sales in Nevada This Week

The NRA-ILA reports there will be a secret gun control push this Tuesday in Nevada in a special joint judiciary hearing. The NRA-ILA notes there is no documentation on the specific gun control proposal, but outside groups are rallying gun control activists to support efforts to criminalize private gun sales via universal background checks. They quote a Battle Born Progress action alert which said, “[Nevada has] a new Governor who has prioritized legislation on gun violence for this current session of the Nevada legislature, we Nevadans can make our voices heard to pass background check legislation once and for all.”…

Trump leans toward declaring state of emergency on border

President Donald Trump gave his strongest indication yet Friday that he will soon declare a state of emergency, bypassing the need for congressional approval to fund a controversial US-Mexico border wall. Trump hinted in remarks at a White House meeting on cross-border trafficking that a declaration — which would further heat the political temperature around the issue — could even come in his State of the Union speech to Congress next Tuesday. “Well, I’m saying listen closely to the State of the Union, I think you’ll find it very exciting,” Trump said. “I’m certainly thinking about it,” he said of…

SHUT IT DOWN: New shutdown threat as US budget talks stall

US budget talks have hit another impasse over immigration, a key Republican negotiator said Sunday, raising the prospect of a second government shutdown if no agreement is reached by this week’s deadline. “I think the talks are stalled right now,” Richard Shelby, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said on Fox News Sunday. The deadline for an agreement on funding to keep the government open is Friday, raising the specter of a repeat of the 35-day partial shutdown that ended January 25 — the longest in US history. Negotiators had been optimistic Friday an agreement would be reached that…

Gun-seizure laws grow in popularity since Parkland shooting

In the year since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, more and more states have passed laws making it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or bent on violence against others, and courts are issuing an unprecedented number of seizure orders across the country. Supporters say these “red flag” laws are among the most promising tools to reduce the nearly 40,000 suicides and homicides by firearm each year in the U.S. Gun advocates, though, say such measures undermine their constitutional rights and can result in people being stripped of their weapons on…

The real Democrat agenda unveiled: Murder the babies, demolish all buildings, block the sun, kill free speech, ban all airplanes and declare a new UTOPIA

With the release of “Green New Deal” plan authored by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (and endorsed by Kamala Harris, Corey Booker and other prominent Democrats), the real agenda of the Democrats has now become clear. That agenda is best described as this: Murder the babies, demolish all buildings, block the sun, kill free speech, ban all airplanes and declare a new utopia. The “Green New Deal” plan, covered in my podcast below, demands the following astonishing (insane) proposals now being pushed by Democrats: Exterminate the air travel industry and end all air travel, crushing the entire tourism and hotel industry and making…

California’s ban on all new pistol models: Supreme Court amicus brief

Can a state ban all new handguns? According to a 2-1 panel of the Ninth Circuit, the answer is yes. A pending cert. petition asks the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the question. I filed an amicus brief in support of petition, on behalf of professors (including VC’s Randy Barnett) who teach Second Amendment law, and also on behalf of several civil rights organizations (the Independence Institute, where I work; the Millennial Policy Center; and Mountain States Legal Foundation). Background: The case is Pena v. Horan, with Supreme Court docket number i18-843. My amicus brief is here. The Supreme Court’s…

Tulsi: A New Hope or Another Obama?

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard inspires many Americans with her peacemaking rhetoric, but some skeptics fear that she’s nothing more than another Obama. Many disgruntled Americans applauded the native Samoan’s promise to “end regime change wars” if she wins the 2020 election, and given the Hawaiian congressional representative’s previous deployment in Iraq as part of the National Guard, a lot of people think that she’s sincere with her pledge after seeing the terrors of war firsthand. Part of her appeal is also that she’s considered to be something of a “renegade” after resigning from her post as the Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee in early 2016 to support Bernie Sanders’ ultimately failed candidacy. The surprise meeting that she…

Yes, Democrats DID start the Ku Klux Klan (and it’s still the party of racism)

I don’t want people to think better of Republicans. I want people to be as critical of Democrats as they are of Republicans. Both parties are really terrible. But the Democrats too often get a pass because they are better at branding and marketing. The last time a Republican Presidential candidate got more than 15% of the black vote was 1960. And yet the Democrats had a former KKK member in the US Senate until he died in 2010. In fact, Robert Byrd wasn’t just in the KKK, he recruited 150 friends to start a chapter! Robert Byrd used the…

Senator introduces a bill to legalize marijuana and it’s called S.420, The new bill would make weed legally different from heroin

A new bill introduced in the Senate today would legalize weed, and it’s not just the text of the bill that’s a nod to marijuana culture. The bill, introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), is labeled with a conspicuous number: S.420. The new bill would give the Drug Enforcement Administration 60 days to remove the drug from its list of controlled substances, while also barring the sale of marijuana in states where it’s still illegal. S.420 would also require merchants to add an excise tax to marijuana, an indirect tax that’s added to the price of the product, similar to…

New Gun Bill Would Require Buyers To Reveal Social Media History

Before Nicholas Cruz killed 17 people at Florida’s Parkland High School last year he posted images of guns, bullets and a dead frog on Instagram. And before former Marine Ian David Long gunned down 12 last year at a California bar he posted on Facebook, “I hope people call me insane.” “This is something my community is demanding action on,” said Rep. Daniel Didech (D-Buffalo Grove). That’s why Didech is proposing gun buyers reveal their public social media accounts to Illinois police before they’re approved for a firearm license. “A lot of people who are having mental health issues will…

50% AMMO TAX coming to Connecticut?

The push to drive down civilian gun ownership in coastal states via onerous regulation and confiscatory taxes took another small step forward yesterday with the introduction of HB 5700 in Connecticut. State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, one of the co-sponsors of the tax hike, is proud as can be of her bill and announced it via Twitter yesterday. I’ve introduced HB 5700, a 50% tax increase on ammunition. It doesn’t apply to military or law enforcement. I’m hearing push back about the need to protect one’s home… but how much ammunition does someone really need to do that? #gunsense #enough pic.twitter.com/NZjkWBrpjC…

Real ID laws are a back door to adult vaccine mandates across the U.S., experts say

While the pro-vaccine mainstream media is busy trying to convince the masses to willingly inject themselves with Big Pharma’s toxic vaccine cocktails, the Deep State is marching towards total vaccine tyranny — starting with stamping out free speech, and ending with vaccine mandates. And this isn’t just a theory; pro-liberty experts have just uncovered a startling truth: The Real ID Act of 2005 has already created a “backdoor” to vaccine mandates for adults in the United States. This is bad news for anyone who believes in freedom and a person’s right to making their own decisions regarding their medical care.…

‘Rain Tax’ To Become Reality In New Jersey

New Jersey is one of the highest taxed states in the country. Now, residents and businesses could be taxed extra … when it rains. Save it for a rainy day. Some of your hard-earned dollars may be taken away as the weather turns ugly and rain drops fall on the Garden State. A new bill calls for the creation of local or regional storm water utilities, giving local counties and municipalities the power to collect a tax from properties with large paved surfaces such as parking lots, CBS2’s Meg Baker reported. That’s businesses and homeowners. The bill passed in the…

Florida Snowflakes Paying For Signatures To BAN Guns

A group called “Constitutional Campaigns” is paying people $1.25/per signature obtained, on a petition for a constitutional amendment that looks to BAN legally owned semi-automatic firearms in Florida. This amendment has been proposed for the state’s 2020 ballot. The amendment was pushed forward by Ban Assault Weapons NOW (also known as BAWN), a Miami-based political action committee that includes victims’ family members and survivors of the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 and the gay nightclub Pulse in 2016. This petition looks to force an amendment that is in direct violation of the 2nd Amendment, which states: A well…

Hawaii proposes bill to ban cigarette sales by raising the minimum smoking age to 100 by 2024

A Hawaii state lawmaker has proposed a bill that would essentially ban the sale of cigarettes in the state by raising the minimum smoking age from 21 to 100 by 2024. The bill, proposed by Democratic State Rep. Richard Creagan, would raise the minimum smoking age gradually each year: to 30 in 2020, 40 in 2021, 50 in 2022, 60 in 2023 and 100 in 2024. The legislation, if approved, would only apply to cigarettes, not cigars, e-cigarettes or chewing tobacco. The state is obliged to protect the public’s health,” Creagan recently told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald. “We don’t allow people free access to opioids, for instance, or any prescription drugs,” Creagan…

Insider leaks Trump’s “Executive Time”-filled private schedules

A White House source has leaked nearly every day of President Trump’s private schedule for the past three months. Why it matters: This unusually voluminous leak gives us unprecedented visibility into how this president spends his days. The schedules, which cover nearly every working day since the midterms, show that Trump has spent around 60% of his scheduled time over the past 3 months in unstructured “Executive Time.” We’ve published every page of the leaked schedules in a piece that accompanies this item. To protect our source, we retyped the schedules in the same format that West Wing staff receives…

MICHAEL MOORE: Amend Constitution so Ocasio-Cortez can run for president in 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has to wait 6 years to run for president, but Michael Moore wants to amend the Constitution so she can run next year. Claiming even the MSNBC cameraman could beat Donald Trump, the socialist filmmaker said the discussion needs to be about who can “crush” the President in 2020. <span style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” data-mce-type=”bookmark” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> “It’s too bad that you have to be 35 to be President. You know, they put that in the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, because people died at 38 or 40 back then,” Moore claimed. “You know, we need…

New bill would take guns from people who rape 16, 17-year-olds

People convicted of sexual battery of a 16- or 17-year-old would lose their gun rights if a bill introduced Tuesday becomes law. People convicted of lewd conduct with someone under 16 lose their gun rights now, Rep. Melissa Wintrow, D-Boise, told the House Judiciary committee. However, sexual battery of a 16- or 17-year-old when there is at least a five-year age difference, which was added to state law in 1992, wasn’t added to the list of crimes that disallow someone who is convicted of them from owning a gun. “We really do believe, based on the research we have, it…

Tunnels Under Trump’s Wall Already In Progress

Patrol agents discovered a tunnel under construction in Hidalgo, Texas that would have gone under the border wall. The 60-foot long tunnel is reportedly almost impossible to see standing near the Rio Grande River. That’s because it sits at the bottom of a 30-foot embankment, so you can only see it if you’re on the river. Agents said they brought pictures to show President Trump during his recent visit. “You’ve seen them on the news in Arizona and New Mexico and stuff like that but I’ve never seen one in the Valley,” Brand said. “That’s the first one I’ve seen…

John Bolton says Venezuela’s Maduro could end up in a ‘beach area like Guantanamo’

The Trump administration has ratcheted up the pressure on the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in recent weeks, recognizing an opposition lawmaker as the country’s leader until new elections can be held and imposing more sanctions on the state oil company whose revenue has kept the country afloat. Those diplomatic and financial maneuvers have been matched by rhetorical gamesmanship, led in large part by the US national security adviser, John Bolton, a foreign-policy hawk who has advocated regime change in other countries in the past. Bolton’s recent comments have urged Maduro and those around him to leave power, hinting…

FAKE NEWS: CNN identifies embattled Dem Gov. Northam as Republican

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam found himself embroiled in a race row on Friday after a 1984 yearbook photo emerged showing him dressed as either a Klansman or in blackface. Northam released a statement, according to WRIC, saying he was sorry: “Earlier today, a website published a photograph of me from my 1984 medical school yearbook in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive. I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now. This behavior is not in keeping with who I…

Conservative Groups Push For Tolling Every Road, A letter sent by right-leaning public policy groups wants to replace the gas tax with nationwide tolling on every road

Several key conservative public policy groups and corporate interests called on Congress last week to charge tolls for driving on every road in the country. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) was joined in a letter to lawmakers by 17 other groups, including the National Taxpayers Union, Reason Foundation and Taxpayers Protection Alliance. Vehicle tracking companies like Coretex and Vehcon also signed on. Earlier this month, Democrats took over the US House of Representatives, dramatically shifting Washington’s policy priorities. The groups hope that the new committee leadership in the lower chamber will be open to eliminating roads that are free for…

Bernie Sanders shirtless in the Soviet Union: 1988 video

Top Rope Travis is a rabid leftist who voted for avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) in the 2016 primary election, and who is part of a campaign to draft Beto O’Rourke to run for the presidency in 2020 (@RunBeto2020). A former 3-term representative for Texas’s 16th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, O’Rourke narrowly lost the 2018 Texas Senate race to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. See him dressed up as the Baphomet here. On January 28, 2019, Travis tweeted a video of then 47-year-old Bernie Sanders with a group of other Vermonters, in a visit to the…

California’s New Governor Calls for a Tax on Drinking Water

California’s new governor has wasted little time continuing the state’s seemingly limitless expansion of government. Governor Gavin Newsom’s first budget proposal, published last week, suggests instituting a tax on drinking water in the name of cleaning up California’s water systems. The “Environmental Protection” section of the 2019-2020 budget seeks to establish a new special fund, with a dedicated funding source from new water, fertilizer, and dairy fees, to enable the State Water Resources Control Board to assist communities, particularly disadvantaged communities, in paying for the short-term and long-term costs of obtaining access to safe and affordable drinking water. The Definition…

Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, William Barr bows down to gun grabber Dianne Feinstein: Reg Flag Laws Are “The Single Most Important Thing We Can Do In the Gun Control Area to Stop Massacres”

As called out by the National Association for Gun Rights online and Gunpowder Magazine, the President’s nominee for Attorney General, William Barr, made a startling statement regarding Second Amendment rights during his confirmation hearing: “I think that the problem of our time is to get an effective system in place that can keep dangerous firearms out of the hands of mentally ill people. That is, should be, priority number one. And it’s gonna take some hard work, and we need to get on top of the problem… We need to agree to standards that are prohibitors of people who are…

Facebook Gears Up For The Elections, Disables Political Ad Monitoring Tools Used By Transparency Watchdogs

The social media psychopath, Mark Zuckerberg is at it again. According to this Zero Hedge report  Facebook has stopped being transparent with political watchdogs, just in time for the upcoming elections. Facebook has disabled the ability of third party political transparency advocates to monitor political advertisements placed on the social network – a move described by one of the affected organizations as an “appalling look.”  UK-based WhoTargetsMe and US-based ProPublica have been using voluntarily installed browser plugins to collect data on advertisements targeting users. The tools have helped expose “many of the advertising tatics used by politicians, making it harder…

Ohhh darn: Sounds like the IRS getting crushed right now, approximately five million pieces of mail went unopened leaving the agency at least a year behind.

According to this CBS report the IRS was hit extremely hard during the Government shutdown.  Approximately five million pieces of mail went unopened leaving the agency at least a year behind.  Personally, I wish the shutdown would have dragged on longer, then we could see some real damage. Parts of the government that were shut for 35 days are now open again – at least for the next three weeks. According to Standard & Poor’s, the shutdown has cost the U.S. economy $6 billion – more than the $5.7 billion President Trump requested for the border wall that’s at the…