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US Military Courts Rules Bump Stocks are NOT Machine Guns

US Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals has determined in a ruling that bump stocks are not machine guns in the case the United States v. Ali Alkazahg.

In an earlier judgment, Marine Corp Private Ali Akazahg was convicted for the possession of 2 “machine guns” in violation of articles 83, 107, and 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

It was ruled that these “machine guns” owned by Akazahg did not meet the federal definition of the machine gun.

“Bump Stocks Are Not Machine Guns”

The three-judge panel agreed with the arguments made by the defense and unanimously ruled that bump stocks do not meet the definition of a machine gun.

The panel referred to a case that anti-gun activists pressured Congress to act on following the mass shooting in Las Vegas where 60 died. A bill was advanced by Congress, “Closing the Bump Stock Loophole” seeking to treat bump stocks as machine guns.

However, it rightfully failed to pass either chamber of Congress.

I Support Donald Trump, But This is His Fault

In its ruling, the judges pointed out that following the bill’s failure in Congress, there was considerable political pressure on former President Trump to act against bump stocks.

The panel also said that they don’t believe that President Trump had the authority to make de facto law banning bump stocks.

Here’s a quote from the ruling:

[T]he President directed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives [ATF] to issue a new interpretation of a rule—that contradicted the ATF’s previous interpretation—governing legislation from the 1930s. This Executive-Branch change in statutory interpretation aimed to outlaw bump stocks prospectively, without a change in existing statutes

The judges have looked through the history of bump stocks and came to the conclusion that the ATF never considered bump stocks to be machine guns until Trump directed the bureau to reclassify bump stocks as machine guns.

The panel also inferred to the letter issued to William Akins in 2002 for his “Akins Accelerator” where the original version was used a spring.

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Man pulls concealed carry in gun-free mall to defend family and bystanders during shooting

A father pulled out his concealed carry gun in a “gun free zone” inside a Nebraska mall.

He was shopping there with his family when a fatal shooting unfolded.

“Every indication said our lives were in danger, and I was going to do everything in my power to make sure we got out of there OK,” Scott Tafoya said.

The Omaha Westroads Mall is a gun-free zone, but Tafoya said he had to pull out his legal concealed carry gun and “deal with the consequence later.”

“I knew that if I ever pulled that out, it would truly be a life-and-death situation, and I would deal with the consequences later,” he said.

The scene unfolded on Saturday while Tafoya was trying on a new suit for his daughter’s baptism and his wife and two daughters were shopping upstairs in the mall.

He saw a group of people running and made eye contact with a man who yelled, “Shooter!”

He ran to his family while unholstering his gun, and his wife told him she heard gunfire.

He then stood guard outside of a bathroom where mall officials had people shelter.

“I said I have a permit, I’m legal,” he said.

He later moved toward the escalators to draw any danger away from his family.

“Everyone else on the third floor just got added into that because the best way to keep my family safe was to make sure nobody with ill intentions came up that escalator,” Tafoya said, mentioning that he didn’t feel any fear during the shooting situation. “I was sad. Because I wasn’t expecting to. If it was real, I didn’t think I was going to come home.”

Police soon arrived on the scene, and Tafoya unloaded the bullets of his gun and put his hands up.

“I unloaded my weapon. I put it back in the holster where it was very visible that the slide was locked open. I put my permit in my hands and my hands above my head,” he said.

Law enforcement officers also did not charge him for having a gun in a gun-free zone, and he added that those zones put people at risk.

“I don’t condone anyone breaking the law. I made the decision that was right for my family, and I stand behind it. I may still get in trouble for it. If I do, it was worth it,” he said.

Two brothers, both teenagers, were arrested in connection to the suspected “gang-related” shooting, which left one person dead and another injured.

“The investigation indicates this was an isolated incident and not a random attack,” Omaha police said.

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Officers Shoot Suspect Armed With Ghost Gun

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.

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VIDEO: Motorcycle Cop Chases Suspect, Shootout

Fremont police released body cam footage of police officer Brian Burch dodging gunfire from a man who tried to flee police in a suspected stolen car on March 24. Burch returned fire and struck the man, who is identified as Joshua Gloria. He died.

Police said Officer Brian Burch was performing traffic enforcement on his motorcycle when a license plate reader was activated by a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was driven by 34-year-old Joshua James Gloria, who was wanted in connection with an armed robbery in San Francisco.

Following the shooting, Fremont Police said in a statement that they received word from the San Jose Police Department that they had issued a warrant for Gloria’s arrest in connection with an attempted murder case at an illegal gambling parlor.

Police said last week that Burch is a six-year veteran of the Fremont Police Department and currently assigned to the department’s Traffic Unit.

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Texas Governor Calls Biden’s Gun Control Measures a ‘Show’

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.

Duh.

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.”

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54 Mass Shootings in Biden’s America – in 30 Days!

I just did some research.

In the Trump presidency, the following mass shootings occurred:

If you count those up, that’s 7 mass shootings throughout his entire presidency.

Now, with Biden, we’ve had 54 – in the last MONTH.

At least 37 people have died in six mass shootings in the US since the beginning of March.

The Gun Violence Archive says 147 mass shootings have occurred so far in 2021.

A mass shooting is defined where at least four people are killed.

Comment your thoughts below – is this a weird coincidence that more mass shootings have happened since Biden has been president?

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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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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.”

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