As you know, Joe Biden announced the Executive Powers and Actions designed to:
Require “Ghost Guns” to be serialized and go through a background check
Adding Arm Braces to the National Firearms Act (NFA) and determine their use to create an SBR and require a background check and tax stamp
Creating an expanded Federal Red Flag System where your friends and family can report you and get your guns taken away without due process
Reducing black and brown gun crimes; Reducing gun violence in urban communities through tools other than incarceration,” through MEDICAID.
The question remains: “what are the implications for an average citizen?”
People like you and I.
Based on an earlier precedent set by former President Donald Trump’s, “Bump Stock Ban” conducted in the same via executive order for the DOJ to act and set against the context of a citizen owning a firearm self-manufactured or bought and build one before the DOJ acts in less than 30 days, one will be called to declare the firm arm, fill in the 4473 form and secure a background check after putting a serial number on it.
It will be interesting to see the implications in terms of items sales to be restricted or in the event of the same to be banned or if the definition of a firearm to be altered encompassing partially manufactured receivers.
Anyone acquiring an arm brace on a pistol shooting a rifle caliber will be most likely be eligible for NFA amnesty as the ATF and DOJ made a few months earlier in their Proposed Rule Making which stipulates that the decision impacts on whether an arm brace on a weapon should be classified as a pistol or NFA weapon. It implies that the owner of the machine has a minimum of 60 days to legally acquire and run the risk to pay a $200 tax stamp in converting it to an SBR or be granted amnesty and get a FREE SBR for EVERY ARMBRACE YOU OWN.
The slippery slope remains the Federal Red Flag laws reportedly mentioning to give “Friends and Family” the right and ability to report someone as a threat and risk of taking away all guns, removing the need for no due process. It is pointed that both in theory and at face value that it makes sense to most Karens.
In the case someone threatens a mass shooting or suicide, their guns should be confiscated until they get help or arrested. However, this program puts friends, family, law enforcement as the judge and jury while the threat definition seems to be so vague that someone on Facebook can file a complaint on a user making a tongue in cheek joke while running the risk of police knocking on the door, weapons seized as it has already occurred in the several Red Flag States or alluding the person can be allegedly killed in their own home.
This is the first time I’ve found any evidence of any criminal activity involving a ghost gun.
On March 29, 2021, around 3:49 a.m., LAPD Rampart Patrol Division officers saw a suspect, later identified as 38-year-old Matthew Blaylock, walking in an alleyway. As the officers approached Blaylock, one of the officers became aware that he was armed with a handgun. The officers gave the suspect commands, but the suspect refused to comply and fled on foot. The officers gave chase and caught up with the suspect near the intersection of 8th Street and Bixel Street, near the 110 Freeway on-ramp. Despite commands to stop, the suspect armed himself with a pistol, resulting in an Officer-Involved Shooting.
Blaylock was struck by gunfire. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported Blaylock to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. A pistol was recovered at the scene and booked as evidence. No other officers or bystanders were injured during this incident.
The Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made fun of President Joe Biden’s fresh executive actions on gun control, calling the proposals a mere ‘show’ that fails to tackle crime involving guns.
Democrat gun control is the biggest lie.
The Governor observes:
“I think that there is no acceptable way that a president by executive order can infringe upon Second Amendment rights or alter Second Amendment rights. If the president wanted to do something more than a show—if the president really wanted to do something substantively, what he really could do by executive order is to eliminate the backlog of complaints that have already been filed about gun crimes that have taken place.”
He further explained that Americans use guns for self-defense more than ever, hinting at the border crisis being cashed on by Mexican drug cartels, the “Defund the Police” movement, and bail policies allowing what he terms as “very dangerous criminals to be released back on the streets.”
“Texans and Americans know they need their Second Amendment rights to defend themselves at a time when the United States government and other governments are doing less to defend our fellow Americans. That is exactly why we should not have any further limitations of our Second Amendment rights,” he told.
Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted: “It’s time to get legislation making [Texas] a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State passed and to my desk for signing.”
Another Google search shows that 16,000 is the comparative number of people in the USA who die every year from the overuse of ANTIBIOTICS.
Here are REAL epidemics in the USA:
OBESITY: 300,000 deaths a year.
CANCER: 606,000 deaths a year.
Gun violence doesn’t even come close.
Brainless Executive Action #1: The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.”
Here’s a copy and paste of the exact wording:
We are experiencing a growing problem: criminals are buying kits containing nearly all of the components and directions for finishing a firearm within as little as 30 minutes and using these firearms to commit crimes. When these firearms turn up at crime scenes, they often cannot be traced by law enforcement due to the lack of a serial number. The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of these firearms.
This is blatantly untrue.
Let’s break it down.
First, this is talking about “3D Printed” guns, or “ghost guns.”
Individuals in this country have been making their own guns for centuries.
The practice is deeply rooted in our constitutional history and tradition.
Legal scholars have recognized that the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms would be meaningless in practice unless we have the ability to exercise that right—which includes making our own guns.
Is Joe Biden actually suggesting that criminals are buying up their own 3D printing machines and science-ing the crap out of guns?
Want to know where they get them?
A 2019 survey conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) found that some 43 percent of criminals had bought their firearms on the black market, 6 percent acquired them via theft, and 10 percent made a retail purchase – 0.8 percent purchased a weapon from a gun show.
In 11 percent of cases, the criminal had someone else buy a gun for them – known as a straw purchase – while an additional 15 percent got guns from a friend or relative. Some 12 percent of weapons found on a crime scene had been brought there by someone else.
The only people building these “ghost” guns are hobbyist law-abiding citizens who have a knack for engineering.
Not street thugs or mass murderers.
Brainless Executive Action #2: The Justice Department, within 60 days, will issue a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act.
The exact text reads:
The alleged shooter in the Boulder tragedy last month appears to have used a pistol with an arm brace, which can make a firearm more stable and accurate while still being concealable.
Here’s an AR pistol with an arm brace:
Are we saying that this arm brace makes the gun more lethal?
First it was bump stocks they are after.
Now it’s arm braces.
JOE BIDEN: “We can’t ban AR15s… they we are just going to take them away piece by piece.”
(That’s not a real quote… I made it up.)
Again, this will do NOTHING to stop any mass shooting or violent crime.
Brainless Executive Action #3: The Justice Department, within 60 days, will publish model “red flag” legislation for states.
Here are the exact quotes:
Red flag laws allow family members or law enforcement to petition for a court order temporarily barring people in crisis from accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others. The President urges Congress to pass an appropriate national “red flag” law, as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own. In the interim, the Justice Department’s published model legislation will make it easier for states that want to adopt red flag laws to do so.
When you actually read this…
…it’s less scary than you think.
There’s actually nothing happening.
The Justice Department will publish a “model” of red flag laws.
…it doesn’t say they are going to implement anything.
Nothing is actually changing on this one.
…So why the hell did they bother writing it?
Brainless Executive Action #4: The Administration is investing in evidence-based community violence interventions.
Here’s the exact text:
Community violence interventions are proven strategies for reducing gun violence in urban communities through tools other than incarceration. Because cities across the country are experiencing a historic spike in homicides, the Biden-Harris Administration is taking a number of steps to prioritize investment in community violence interventions.
The American Jobs Plan proposes a $5 billion investment over eight years to support community violence intervention programs. A key part of community violence intervention strategies is to help connect individuals to job training and job opportunities.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is organizing a webinar and toolkit to educate states on how they can use Medicaid to reimburse certain community violence intervention programs, like Hospital-Based Violence Interventions.
Five federal agencies are making changes to 26 different programs to direct vital support to community violence intervention programs as quickly as possible. These changes mean we can start increasing investments in community violence interventions as we wait on Congress to appropriate additional funds. Read more about these agency actions here.
Look at these words…
“…strategies for reducing gun violence in urban communities.”
It’s as if they finally see it!
Chicago. New York. Baltimore.
These are the cities with the highest crime rates…
…and the strictest gun laws.
There’s no coincidence there.
Brainless Executive Action #5: The Justice Department will issue an annual report on firearms trafficking.
Here are the exact words:
In 2000, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) issued a report summarizing information regarding its investigations into firearms trafficking, which is one way firearms are diverted into the illegal market where they can easily end up in the hands of dangerous individuals. Since the report’s publication, states, local, and federal policymakers have relied on its data to better thwart the common channels of firearms trafficking. But there is good reason to believe that firearms trafficking channels have changed since 2000, for example due to the emergence of online sales and proliferation of “ghost guns.” The Justice Department will issue a new, comprehensive report on firearms trafficking and annual updates necessary to give policymakers the information they need to help address firearms trafficking today.
…this executive action is just a report.
No big deal.
Brainless Executive Action #6: The President will nominate David Chipman to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
ATF is the key agency enforcing our gun laws, and it needs a confirmed director in order to do the job to the best of its ability. But ATF has not had a confirmed director since 2015. Chipman served at ATF for 25 years and now works to advance commonsense gun safety laws.
This is ALL BAD.
This guy is an absolute GUN GRABBING NUT.
He used to be an ATF agent, and used the botched WACO incident to push for more gun control.
He’ll be leaving the gun-control group Giffords to head up the ATF.
He once claimed in a post on the social media site Reddit that Branch Davidian members shot down two government helicopters using .50-caliber Barrett rifles.
This is the worst part of the entire order.
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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
Even if you already know gun safety, take 3 minutes for the video below.
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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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Boulder, Colorado’s ban on modern sporting rifles and magazines that can hold more than ten rounds constitutes a violation of the state’s firearm pre-emption laws, the city’s district judge decided Friday. The local law will become null and void in the near future.
The gun and magazine ban enacted by the Boulder City Council in the summer of 2018 was challenged by multiple lawsuits.
This particular case was brought to light by two Boulder residents challenging the authority of the City Council’s right to enact or enforce the gun ban hinging on the fact that the state legislature in Colorado reserves the right to set gun laws in the state.
Local Counties Cannot Overrule State Law
The state’s state pre-emptions statute bars localities from passing any law “Prohibiting the sale, purchase, or possession of a firearm that a person may lawfully sell, purchase, or possess under state or federal law.”
In the case of Boulder, the city attempted to ban the possession of some of the most commonly owned arms in the country. In his ruling, Judge Andrew Hartman quashed the law and took it a step further – granting a permanent injunction which prevents the city from making any attempt to enforce this ridiculous measure.
The judge upheld that the plaintiffs have the ground to sue the city observing, “Plaintiffs are presently being injured by this sale and transfer ban.”
Hartman linked the “legally cognizable interest, namely, their right to possess firearms in defense of home, person, and property” to the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article 2, Section 13 of the Colorado Constitution. The latter stipulates: “The right of no person to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall be called in question.”
He also dismissed claims that as a home rule city, Boulder has the right to regulate firearms in a stricter fashion than the city because such weapons “pose a special danger to a demographically unique Boulder.” The latter referred to a 2006 Colorado Supreme Court case upholding a Denver District Court ruling on Denver’s home rule power to ban firm arms was reasonable in exercising the city police power which gave Boulder the same right to implement.
Hartman argued that the Denver case was “non-binding” and has been overruled by two state Supreme Court cases involving local control of oil and gas operations that clarified the relationship between local governments and the state regarding state preemption laws.
The main issue is whether the issue is of statewide, local, or mixed state and local concern. The judge also ruled that on account of the state comprehensively regulating firearms, including the enactment of the pre-emption statute, the remains of mixed state and local concern. The state pre-emption law prevails.
Complete Colorado observes that Boulder can appeal against the judge’s decision to the Colorado State Supreme and it’s well within their right taken into account that they cite the 2006 case where the state highest court upheld a ban on modern sporting rifles.
Complete Colorado asserts that the specific federal case has been “on hold under federal rules of the procedure until the state law issues over home rule versus state pre-emption were settled.” The matter likely remains on hold until the city of Boulder decides as to whether or not to appeal Hartman’s decision.
The positive news remains that Boulder’s gun and magazine ban has been put on the ice where the logical stand for Coloradans is to observe the stand of local legislators on the issue. It is too late in this year’s session to file new legislation but gun control activists and anti-gun politicians may mount an attack on the state’s firearm pre-emption laws as their main priority in 2022.
Democrats in the state may feel compelled to pass restrictions on the rights of gun owners but they may decide on their ability to make pre-emption a raging campaign in next year’s election by giving the right to a city like Boulder to implement gun bans. This lawsuit may be over depending on Boulder’s appeal, still, it doesn’t signal the end of anti-gun attacks reserving the right to possess some of the most commonly-owned arms and accessories in the United States.
A man was allegedly set on fire inside his home in upstate New York. The assailants were two boys 14 and 16 spraying the victim with a flammable liquid and doused him on fire on a Friday afternoon while he was on a chair in Rochester.
The victim, 50, died after suffering second and third-degree burns over 70 percent was not able to be identified by the cops and initially was in critical condition at the Strong Memorial Hospital, according to Rochester Police Capt Frank Umbrino in an official statement.
Both teenagers were arrested, the 16-year-old during the weekend and his accomplice, 14 on Monday with charges such as first-degree assault and second-degree arson to be pressed. The police have not revealed the names of the assailants since they will be expected to face the trial as juveniles.
A probe is on the way to ascertain the relationship between the victim and assailants while still looking for possible witnesses or suspects in the case.
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