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Background Checks for Firearms Breaks More Records

 

The FBI reveals that background checks for firearms reached a new high in March with some 4.7 million checks done this month, surpassing an earlier record of 4.3 million clocked in January. The numbers provided by the FBI entails background checks for firearms, permits, and other purposes pertaining to guns.

Figures were adjusted from the National Shooting Sports Foundation which reveals that gun checks alone in March stood at 2 million and constituting the highest following 2.3 million done on the corresponding period of last year.

Mark Olivio of the Foundation stated:

“The COVID-19 pandemic conditions and the push for gun ownership restrictions are propelling Americans to buy more guns.  As long as you continue to see these misguided calls for gun control to chip away the rights of law-abiding citizens and not look at legislation that’s going to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals, firearms on the hands of those who are adjudicated mentally defective, you’re going to continue to see Americans go out and exercise their right before that right is seized from them by their government.”

An alternate view was offered by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.  “The latest data released by the FBI shows that Americans continue to react to uncertainty by seeking self-protection with a firearm. This reaction follows decades of public posturing by the gun industry and the National Rifle Association (NRA) who have fueled a year of panic purchasing by promulgating fear and paranoia,” according to Kris Brown, president of the group.

“These new statistics similarly do not reflect the many firearms sold without a background check in private transfers, potentially dangerous sales that are currently legal. Those sales are not regulated and therefore not accounted for in the NICS data. We need comprehensive gun safety laws, such as universal background checks, to ensure that firearm sales are conducted safely and that individuals prohibited from buying a firearm do not obtain one,” Brown added.

Together with swelling sales of guns, NRA memberships witnessed a massive increase in recent months.

Set against mass shootings last month, President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats, are clamoring for both new gun control laws and executive action designed to curb gun ownership. There have been few mass shootings in 2020 since most American citizens spend the most time at home following the imposition of strict restrictions set against the pandemic.

However, crime saw a surge in selected cities coupled with a significant rise in murders coupled with movement to slash police funding.

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FLORIDA GOVERNOR: “We Will Not Comply With Federal Vaccination Passports”

On Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Friday signed an executive order to deter the use of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus “vaccine passports” and became the first US Governor implementing actions against what is described by civil liberties group as a potential privacy nightmare.

The Republican Governor’s order follows unconfirmed reports that the Biden administration could be working on what is called the implementation of a vaccine passport system model in the country.

 

Earlier on Monday, Desantis said on record that he would prevent local governments and businesses in Florida from creating or requiring what is called “vaccine passports” – documents proving someone obtained the jab for the CCP virus.

The order stated, “No COVID-19 vaccine is required by law” while adding that the vaccination records are private health information” which shouldn’t be revealed by the recipient. The mandate, according to the Government, would thwart freedom and harm a patient’s privacy.

“A requirement to show a passport to take part in everyday life such as a sporting event, going to a restaurant or going to a movie theater would ‘create two classes of citizens,’” DeSantis stated.

Increasingly, airlines and cruise companies seem to favor vaccine passports to encourage travel. The State of New York has proposed its “Excelsior Pass” that can be leveraged for large-scale events such as Madison Square Garden or sporting events, and countries such as Israel has set up a vaccine passport system in February designed to offer access to gyms and hotels.

Iceland, on its part, leverages a vaccine passport to ensure foreign travel.

Saudi Arabia has launched an app-based passport for everyone who got the jab.

Glad Floridians won’t go through any of that bullshit.

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ARIZONA: “We Will Not Comply With Federal Gun Control Laws”

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a gun protection law this week as part of efforts to protect residents from tyrannical federal gun laws.

It comes after the White House making a move to restrict Second Amendment rights in all 50 states.

“The state of Arizona and its political subdivisions are prohibited from utilizing any financial resources or state personnel to administer, cooperate with or enforce any law, act, order, rule, treaty or regulation of the federal government that is inconsistent with any law of this state regarding the regulation of firearms,” according to the text of the legislation.

“If the federal government does anything that tries to infringe on our second amendment in the state of Arizona, we’re not going to comply. I was voted into office to protect our constitution the Biden Administration was clear that they want to ban AR-15s, high-capacity magazines, and we don’t think that’s right. Our Arizona gun laws are strong and we believe that law-abiding gun owners have the right to bear arms,” Biasiucci said.

This comes after President Joe Biden announced a slew of executive actions and legislative proposals on gun control while asserting that gun violence is a public health crisis” while the administration’s actions do not stand in contravention to the Second Amendment Rights.

You can see my full write up of that ridiculousness here.

Biden: No Amendment to the Constitution is Absolute

Pursuing further the President stated: But no amendment to the Constitution is absolute … From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons. So the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending stand against the Constitution.”

An official from the Biden administration enumerated detailed actions to reporters on Wednesday and one told that the President will ask the Department (DOJ) to propose a month’s span a rule to stop “ghost guns.” The latter entails, “Kits that people can buy through legal means and designed to assemble a functioning arm that doesn’t carry a serial number.

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Senate to Push Marijuana Legalization – Despite Biden’s Stance

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The controversial marijuana legislation may see some movement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announcing that the Democrats are ready to push forward.

He said in an interview, “He [Biden] said he’s studying the issue, so [I] obviously want to give him a little time to study it. I want to make my arguments to him, as many other advocates will. But at some point, we’re going to move forward, period.”

It is hinted that during the Presidential campaign, Biden didn’t support the legalization of marijuana, and soon after holding office, he apparently disqualified staffers because of drug consumption.

Unbelievable, right? LOL

However, many seem to oppose Schumer’s statements arguing that the drug’s legalizations have led to several problems such as a spurt in crime rates and worsening in medical conditions of their parents.

Emergency room doctors in Colorado discussed the negative impact of marijuana on their patients.  The medical experts told about an increase in all drug use, encompassing marijuana with Methamphetamine use rising by 143 percent, opiates, and cannabis up by 10 percent and 57 percent respectively. Data from the ER drug screens over the past seven years supported this argument.

Dr. Karen Randall told: “If you pump a community full of drugs, you’re going to have to expect everything that’s associated with them. You’re going to have to expect the crime, addiction.”

He further said: “We’re the canary in the coal mine. Our kids are failing. Our kids are using drugs more. I can’t find health care for them. I can’t find rehab. I can’t find places to put the kids in foster care.”

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is considered the main psychoactive ingredient in today’s marijuana products and is now being extracted to achieve a potency of more than 80 percent. In the 1990s, the average potency of a joint was around 4 percent THC.

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Another Mass Shooter Charged With 4 Counts of Murder

Among the Victims Was a 9 Year Old Boy

Following a shooting spree in a Southern California (one of the most restrictive gun control states!) office building that killed four, including a nine-year-old boy, a man was charged on Friday with murder and attempt to kill.

According to Orange County prosecutors, the suspect Aminadab Gaxiola.

Gonzalez, 44 has been slapped with an attempt to murder two cops after he fired at them when they reached the crime scene late Wednesday. Another woman suffered wounds but survived.

This Evil Man Tried to Lock His Victims In

According to authorities, Gaxiola chained the gates to the business complex in an attempt to close them before he conducted the attack.

“Taking the life of another human being is the most serious of crimes and the slaughter of multiple people while they were essentially locked in a shooting gallery is nothing short of terrifying,” District Attorney Todd Spitzer made this statement.

The suspect is in critical but stable condition and was expected to be arraigned on Friday from his hospital bed.

It is not clear where he was shot during the attack against authorities, and authorities are looking into whether he was shot by the police or if it was self-inflicted harm.

The victims who have been identified as mobile home brokerage business owner Luis Tovar 50, Jenevieve Raygoza 28, and Matthew Farias 9.

Investigative agencies said on record that the suspect and victims of an adult age enjoyed both personal and business ties but the shooting was not a random violent act.

The boy’s uncle Zef Farias said that the third-grader from the neighboring city of Santa Ana, Matthew, was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.

The under-aged boy has a passion for bike riding and he attended daycare.

His uncle said that he wasn’t sure why he was at the office with his mother Tamayo – but that his mother the only survivor. She remains in the hospital.

“He normally doesn’t go there,” Farias told, struggling to hold back his tears. “They were just part of the collateral damage.”

The murder charges slapped on Gaxiola make him run the risk of being tried for the death penalty. We can only hope.

This is the third mass shooting in two weeks after the supermarket shooting in Boulder, Colorado killing 10 and a week earlier, eight were killed at three Atlanta-area spas.

Gaxiola was earlier charged in 2015 in Orange County with cruelty to a child and other counts. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and served one day in jail. The remaining charges were squashed and the conviction expunged in 2017, said Lauren Gold, spokeswoman for the city of Anaheim.

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Teen Dies in Accidental Shooting

There is Absolutely No Excuse for Accidental Shooting Deaths

Georgia – Seventeen-year-old Candace Chrzan was fatally shot dead when shee was in the hanging out with friends doing some target practice.

The victim, who was attending the Mount Zion High School in Jonesboro died late on Tuesday after being shot at her home in Mount Zion, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office stated.

A statement reads: “It remains an open and active investigation and all parties involved in this horrific tragedy are cooperating at this time.”

Investigators are looking into the case with prosecutors and they are yet to ascertain if charges will be filed in the death of a “sweet”, promising young teen who picked her graduation cap and gown earlier this week.

“It was just a couple of friends out in the backyard, from what we have been told, possibly doing target practice with a pistol,” sheriff’s office spokeswoman Ashley Hulsey told WSB-TV.

“The Kids Probably Haven’t Been Taught the Gun Safety Rules…”

“The kids probably haven’t been taught the gun safety rules they should have been taught. And ultimately it resulted in Candace’s death.”

Husley told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that investigators are of the view that the shooting was accidental but didn’t rule out the possibility of criminal charges. “We don’t believe it was intentional,” She affirmed.

She was a member of the Mount Zion High School marching band.

“As we all grieve, it’s time for Eagle Nation to rise and support a family that has always supported us,” the organizer Tiffany Cantrell wrote. “Let’s help put this beautiful young lady to rest and give her family peace of mind.”

Sheriff’s officials made a plea to respect the family’s right to privacy as they are grieving the loss of a “bright young soul.”

On the Lighter Side… Let’s Take a Minute to Review the 3 Rules of Safe Gun Handling

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[WIN] South Dakota Governor Signs Bills to Protect Gun Rights

Three bills pertaining to gun ownership and usage of deadly force expected to fortify the Second Amendment protection for gun owners in the state of South Dakota were signed into law by Republican Kristi Noem earlier this week.

The laws contain restrictions for gun seizure and fee reductions for concealed-carry permits, together with clarification for the usage of deadly force used in self-defense.

The House Bill 1212 can be read as:

“A person is justified in using or threatening to use deadly force if the person reasonably believes that using or threatening to use deadly force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself, herself, or another, or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony.”

Conversely, the legislation states: “A person who uses or threatens to use deadly force in accordance with this section does not have a duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground if the person using or threatening to use the deadly force is (1) Not engaged in a criminal activity, and (2) In a place where the person has a right to be.”

It is the result of the GOP’s attempt to fortify the Second Amendment soon after a recent shooting taking place across Atlanta, Georgia, and Boulder, Colorado – defying calls on the part of anti-gunners demanding more restrictions against law-abiding citizens.

The Democrats who are in control of both the House and Senate moved aggressively to tighten gun control bills by passing two bills in the House to exercise firearms background checks. In the Senate, the bills are expected to move beyond the 60-vote filibuster hurdle. The background check expansion laws would place additional restrictions on the sale or transfer of guns – only to law-abiding citizens.

NOT A WIN: HR8

The H.R. 8 – called the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 – passed 227–203, with eight Republicans voting for it, and one Democrat voting against it.

There are added restrictions such as sales, gifts, and loans of firearms to be processed by a licensed gun dealer.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said to reporters, “I come from a gun culture and I’m a law-abiding gun owner.” At the same time, he states he is in support of background checks on sales of guns to people the seller doesn’t know.

The Republican traitors who voted for HR8:

  • Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.)
  • Fred Upton (R-Mich.)
  • Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.)
  • Maria Salazar (R-Fla.)
  • Carlos Gimenez (R-Fla.)
  • Andrew Garbarino (R-N.Y.)
  • Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)

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[WIN] Court: “Bump Stocks CANNOT Be Classified as Machine Guns”

In a ruling, the federal court observed that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) cannot classify bump stocks as machine guns.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit further states that the federal ban on bump stocks considered as devices increasing the rate of fire for semi-automatic weapons is seen as unlawful.

Therefore, any ban should be placed on hold.

The prohibition came in the form of a regulation from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which treated bump stocks as if they are illegal machine guns. But the court, in a 2-1 decision, said changes in criminal law are up to Congress.

However, the federal appeals court ruled that such changes in law requires Congress to act – not the executive branch.

“It is not the role of the executive—particularly the unelected administrative state—to dictate to the public what is right and what is wrong.” Judges Alice Batchelder and Eric Murphy of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal wrote the 2-1 majority opinion and emphasized, “Granting the executive the right both to determine a criminal statute’s meaning and to enforce that same criminal statute poses a severe risk to individual liberty.”

The judges observed: “Entrusting the interpretation of criminal laws to the judiciary, and not the executive mitigates that risk and protects against any potential abuses of government power” while writing that a bump stock cannot change a semi-automatic weapon into a fully automatic, select-fire machine gun.

“A bump stock may change how the pull of the trigger is accomplished, but it does not change the fact that the semiautomatic firearm shoots only one shot for each pull of the trigger,” the judgment reads, “With or without a bump stock, a semiautomatic firearm is capable of firing only a single shot for each pull of the trigger.”

Senior vice president Erich Pratt at Gun Owners of America lauded the court ruling as great news.

He told in a statement on the group’s website: “We are glad the court applied the statute accurately and struck down the ATF’s illegal overreach and infringement of gun owners’ rights.

It was about time for a win!

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ATF Conducting Raids in Homes of 80% Lower Dealers

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Agents of the Baltimore Field Office are raiding the premises belonging to buyers of Polymer80 frames and kits in larger numbers than normal.

Five special agents, led by Detective EE Schwartz of Anne Arundel County Police Department, appeared at the front doors of a co-owner of 2A Builds, a company specializing in the trading of unfinished 80% kits at gun shows in the mid-Atlantic region.

The company had recently acquired 65 frames from the U.S. Patriot Armory.

Agents and police wanted to search the owner’s house – who actually LET them

Despite not finding anything illegal, the agents wanted to seize the legally owned firearms.

The owner refused to bulge and refused to give his firearms acquired through legal means – but the police agents insisted on confiscating a P80&, a single kit, and two MCK stabilizers.

Yet, again, the owner refused the request and asked the agents to leave.

Cops Refused to Leave

The cops told him they would stay on his property until they could get a seizure warrant  – prompting the owner to call his attorney.

The ATF backed off seeking a warrant and left, warning they would be coming back later with a warrant.

Detective EE Schwartz’s left his business card (badge: 1665) to the house owner and before leaving.

The AmmoLand News reported that according to sources, two additional visits were made by ATF to the dealers’ home selling unfinished frames.

In both cases, dealers told officials to leave their property without a warrant. Cops had no choice but to leave without being able to do a search of the properties.

Both dealers purchased items from U.S. Patriot Armory.

U.S. Patriot Armory did not hand any customer information to ATF or law enforcement agencies as per AmmoLand sources.

It is somewhat of a mystery how ATF received information about their customers.

My Suggestion: Stay Away from 80% Lower Receivers

I’ve never sold, purchased, or built 80% lower receivers in the history of my career in the gun world.

Any time a customer has asked about purchasing 80% lower receivers, I have always told them that I believe the ATF tracks those way more than they track normal guns.

This has been going on for a LONG time.

It’s just not worth the risk.

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Here’s Why Biden’s New “Assault Weapons” Ban is Crazier Than You Think

On Tuesday, US President Joe Biden urged for a ban on “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines. His comments came in the wake of shooting at the Colorado supermarket killing 10 and a separate one at Atlanta-area spa where 8 lives were claimed last week. The Gun rights groups have been issuing warnings on the Democratic lawmakers’ bills in the offing which could turn millions of law-abiding gun owners into criminals in the eyes of the law.

Here’s the Crazy Part: Boulder Colorado HAD an “Assault Weapons” and Magazine Ban at the Time of the Boulder Shooting!

Boulder’s City Council unanimously passed a ban on assault weapons in 2018. Boulder’s ordinance prohibited the sale and possession of “assault weapons”, as defined by the city. It also outlawed magazines with high-capacity and bump stocks.

And guess what?

This ban did NOTHING to prevent the Boulder shooting.

Why?

Simple. Because criminals don’t follow the law. That’s why they’re criminals.

Biden Too Stupid to Understand – We Cannot Legislate Away Evil

The President told at the White House: “We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again. I got that done when I was a senator. It passed, it was the law for the longest time and it brought down these mass killings. We should do it again.”

But… he didn’t give any indication on what would the definition be of “assault weapon.”

Following the shooting in their home state, Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) pressured Congress to pass the legislation.

“For the second time in a week, our nation is being confronted by the epidemic of gun violence.” -Nancy Pelosi

“It’s long past time for Congress to take meaningful action to keep deadly weapons out of the wrong hands,” Bennet was quoted in a statement. On its part, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told on Tuesday that there is a dire need for Congress must pass legislation following the shootings.

“For the second time in a week, our nation is being confronted by the epidemic of gun violence,” she said in a statement. “Too many families in too many places are being forced to endure this unfathomable pain and anguish. Action is needed now to prevent this scourge from continuing to ravage our communities.”

Let’s Talk About This “Epidemic”

Annual firearm deaths have never exceeded 40,000 since at least 1981, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency has not yet reported numbers in 2019 or 2020, but provisional 2019 data suggests firearm deaths may have approached but did not exceed 40,000.

60% of all “gun violence” deaths are suicide.

So, assuming the CDC numbers are accurate, that means 24,000 of the 40,000 deaths were suicide.

That leads us with 16,000 actual cases of gun violence each year – with the vast majority occurring in anti-gun cities like Chicago and New York City.

According to the FBI homicide statistics, of the 16,000 homicides each year, roughly 400 a year are from rifles.

That means 97% of all firearm homicides are committed with a pistol – NOT an AR15.

BONUS FACT: 700 people a year are beaten to death with nothing other than hands and fists. That means that you’re 75% more likely to be beaten to death by someone without ANY gun than to be killed by “assault weapons.”

Let’s ban “assault fists!”

Cruz Goes Off on Gun Control

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), pointed out that Democrats are engaging in “ridiculous theater” by pushing for gun control measures following the shootings.

“Every time there’s a shooting, we play this ridiculous theater where this committee gets together and proposes a bunch of laws that would do nothing to stop these murders,” Cruz argued.

On Monday, the National Rifle Association (NRA) tweeted the text of the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

One has to go back to February on the letter penned by the U.S. Concealed Carry Association to Biden issuing a warning bell on his proposal for gun control where the farmer argued that it could possibly turn 100 million law-abiding gun owners into criminals.

“While we can agree that there are several ‘common sense and long overdue changes needed for our nation’s gun laws, we firmly believe that the path forward should be focused on supporting and protecting responsible, law-abiding Americans—not criminalizing and punishing them,” the group was quoted in the letter while noting that many Americans deemed to be huge in numbers acquired guns for the first time in 2020, attributed to left-wing riots and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier in the month, the House led by Democrats passed the H.R. 8 designed in such a manner that would expand background checks on commercial gun sales. Democrats also passed the H.R. 1446 bill which entails extending the waiting time for background checks from a maximum of 3 days to 10–30 days.

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