The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a bid to widen legal protections for gun silencers in a case involving two Kansas men convicted for failing to register the devices as required by federal law, as the justices again sidestepped a chance to rule on the scope of the right to bear arms.
The justices declined to hear appeals by the two men, Shane Cox and Jeremy Kettler, and left in place their convictions in cases brought by federal prosecutors.
The men had asked the court to decide whether silencers – muzzle attachments that suppress the sound of a gunshot – are covered by the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, which protects the right to keep and bear arms.
NEW: Supreme Court turns away challenges to a federal law that requires registration of gun silencers.
— Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) June 10, 2019
.@realDonaldTrump as someone who voted for you & believes your heart is in the right place on the issue, you should know that your base not only likes silencers/suppressors they have very valid reasons for owning them. I Would love to sit & have a conversation about those reasons
— Colion Noir (@MrColionNoir) June 4, 2019
If you needed any further proof that the recent Broward County (Parkland) school shooting was engineered to maximize fatalities and drive the child-spearheaded gun control narrative in America, look no further than the bombshell revelation unveiled today. Former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson has just been arrested and charged with 11 counts of child neglect for willfully standing by while children were shot to death in the school.
Local media outlet WCTV is reporting the details of the arrest:
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has arrested former Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson on charges of child neglect and culpable negligence as a result of a 15-month investigation into the actions of law enforcement following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The investigation found, as reported by WCTV:
Peterson refused to investigate the source of the gunshots
Peterson retreated during the active shooting while victims were being shot
Peterson directed other law enforcement personnel to stay away from the building and not interfere with the shooting
“Breitbart News reported on surveillance video that allegedly shows Peterson standing outside building 12 while the attack occurred,” reports Breitbart News. A deliberate stand down to maximize the death count and launch the student-led gun control narrrative
It seems obvious that these actions by Peterson were not accidental: This stand down was deliberate. There’s little question that this school was selected in part because Broward County was corrupt enough that officials could be ordered to stand down while children were being murdered in cold blood. (Next question: Who was paid off? How many LEOs were on the take?)
It’s also clear that if a Democrat had won the 2018 election for Florida governor, none of this would have ever come to light and Peterson would not be charged with anything. It’s only because Ron DeSantis won the election that we are beginning to see anything resembling justice for the staged, violent mass shooting that was obviously planned and carried out with complicit law enforcement personnel to maximize the number of children killed (and therefore blow up the national narrative).
There’s also no question that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was chosen because certain students were being prepped for on-camera performances to call for gun control in a way that would be immune to criticism (“you can’t criticize children!”).
The entire event, in other words, combined real violence with a false narrative and a stand down of any armed response. It is no coincidence that this is exactly how 9/11 was carried out, too, and it’s how the Obama administration staged and executed multiple mass shootings and false flag operations — including Operation Fast and Furious — in order to manipulate the public into supporting nationwide gun confiscation.
Gun control manipulators want to see more children killed because it empowers their anti-gun narrative
There’s no doubting the fact that gun control zealots — just like vaccine zealots — are willing to murder any number of children in order to shape the public narrative and strip away individual liberties from everyone. That’s how evil these people truly are.
Today, at least, one of the individuals who stood down and allowed children to be murdered might actually be facing prison time for his role in the staged school shooting.
Watch for Peterson to be quickly silenced, by the way, since he might threaten to spill the beans and implicate his boss — Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel — who has long been a gun control psychopath willing to do anything to disarm his fellow citizens.
Stay informed. Read Guns.news or SecondAmendment.news, and be prepared to save yourself since it’s now clear that some members of law enforcement are actually working in conspiracy with mass shooters to maximize the body count.
This is also a reminder that when seconds count, the police are standing down. Instead of entering the building with guns in their hands, they’re standing around in the parking lot holding their d#cks. If you want to survive a shooting, you’ll need to be equipped and proficient in the use of firearms yourself. And by the way, being more proficient than a Broward County sheriff’s deputy takes almost no training at all
Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted that the “Second Amendment exists” but stressed during his speech in New Hampshire on Tuesday that it does not say everyone is “entitled” to own a gun.
Biden, who was taking questions at a small outdoor venue, then added, “By the way, if one of you left the keys in your car down the street, and a kid comes along and jumps in it and takes off, you could be held liable civilly for that. So if you own a gun, put a damn trigger lock on it. Put it in a case. You have an obligation.”
Biden also spoke about past gun bans he supported. He specifically referenced the 1994 “assault weapons” ban and noted that it also “limited the number of bullets in a clip.” Additionally, he spoke about being former President Barack Obama’s point man for gun control following the December 14, 2012, attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School.
He said, “There are so many other things we can do to make schools safer, other than arming teachers.” He did not specify, however, what those other things are. Rather, he pivoted to the next question.
According to Urban Dictionary the term “woke” is described as “The act of being very pretentious about how much you care about a social issue.” The problem we see today stems from the overuse by liberal social justice monsters who think that being “woke” is an excuse to manufacture outrage over just about anything that offends their delicate sensibilities.
GET WOKE, GO BROKE
When a business or industry decides to jump on the liberal “woke” bandwagon, basically alienating half the nation, they see a downtick in business, advertising, and sales, but over time as that stance resonates throughout the country, they see dramatic loss of revenue.
One example of that was Dick’s Sporting Goods that decided to side with the tyrannical gun control liberals, by halting the sales of certain types of rifles, they like to call “assault rifles,” and then banned sales of all guns to anyone under 21 years of age, even if the state’s age of adulthood is legally 18.
In late March we see the ramifications for Dick’s as they reportedly lost $150 million in sales following their getting “woke” and bowing to the social justice crowd of gun-grabbers pushing for gun control.
Another industry that decided to bow to their “woke’ players is the NFL, who rather than taking a stand against players kneeling during the National Anthem at games, instead fiddled around hoping the controversy would go away. It didn’t. Ratings tanked over the months of controversy, and now we see that the NFL network has been forced to make $20 million in cuts and slashed a number of their formally popular shows, because of their “woke” protesters using the Nation Anthem to kneel, while disrepecting the American flag.
The mass murderer in New Zealand was not an ordinary active shooter. He is a political terrorist who is working to advance a political agenda. One of his primary goals is to further gun control in the United States. His manifesto clearly states that goal. From The Great Replacement:
Finally, to create conflict between the two ideologies within the United States on the ownership of firearms in order to further the social, cultural,political and racial divide within the United states.This conflict over the 2nd amendment and the attempted removal of firearms rights will ultimately result in a civil war that will eventually balkanize the US along political, cultural and, most importantly, racial lines.This balkanization of the US will not only result in the racial separation of the people within the United States ensuring the future of the White race on the North American continent, but also ensuring the death of the “melting pot” pipe dream.
The mass murderer studied the mass media, perhaps better than most political terrorists do. He saw their prejudices, their agendas, and structured his attack to use their weakness for his purposes. From his manifesto:
Why did you choose to use firearms?
I could have chosen any weapons or means. A TATP filled rental van. Household flour, a method of dispersion and an ignition source.A ballpeen hammer and a wooden shield.Gas,fire,vehicular attacks,plane attacks, any means were available. I had the will and I had the resources.I chose firearms for the affect it would have on social discourse, the extra media coverage they would provide and the affect it could have on the politics of United states and thereby the political situation of the world.The US is torn into many factions by its second amendment, along state, social, cultural and, most importantly, racial lines.With enough pressure the left wing within the United states will seek to abolish the second amendment, and the right wing within the US will see this as an attack on their very freedom and liberty.This attempted abolishment of rights by the left will result in a dramatic polarization of the people in the United States and eventually a fracturing of the US along cultural and racial lines.
His study of the Media in the United States revealed to him the Media uses mass shootings to push for gun control in the United States, and elsewhere in the world. He wants the United States to balkanize. He re-emphasizes the point:
Won’t your attack result in calls for the removal of gun rights from Whites in the United States?
Yes, that is the plan all along, you said you would fight to protect your rights and the constitution, well soon will come the time.
The mass murderer has little in common with Second Amendment supporters. He wants state control of the economy, partly for purposes of ecology, much like current Progressives and Socialists in the United States and Europe. He insists on the identity politics of race, much like the Progressives in the United States. He wants to end the “melting pot” of the United States, much as the Progressives insist on maintaining separate ethnic and racial identities in the United States. Second Amendment supporters welcome all who support and defend the Constitution, regardless of race. He detests President Trump as a leader. He does not like President Trump’s policies. The only thing he likes about President Trump is that President Trump is white. From his manifesto:
Were/are you a supporter of Donald Trump?
As a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose? Sure. As a policy maker and leader? Dear god no.
His inspiration is the political terrorist who he has emulated, the Norwegian mass murderer who is in prison. Anders Brevik murdered 77 people, of which 69 were from a youth camp for the far left Norwegian political parties. Brevik wanted to stop the Muslim colonization of Europe. From the manifesto:
Were your beliefs influenced by any other attackers?
I have read the writings of Dylan Roof and many others, but only really took true inspiration from Knight Justiciar Breivik.
The mass murderer is clear that he is not a conservative. He is not a fan of limited government. He calls himself an eco-fascist and considers the political structure of Communist China as the closest political structure to his ideas. From the manifesto:
Were/are you a fascist?
Yes. For once, the person that will be called a fascist is an actual fascist. I am sure the journalists will love that. I mostly agree with Sir Oswald Mosley’s views and consider myself an Eco-fascist by nature. The nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People’s Republic of China.
Sir Oswald Mosley was a prominent National Socialist in England before and during the Second World War. Modern “Communist” China is necessarily a National Socialist political system. The party running China makes the trains run on time. The Chinese Communists call their system Socialism with Chinese characteristics.
To modern Progressives, with their identity politics and commitment to state control, the murderer’s manifesto will appear confusing. The murderer calls for more state control of the economy and calls himself an eco-fascist. The National Socialists in Germany were lovers of nature. The murderer’s manifesto will be confusing because, while he operates from identity politics, his identity politics are the opposite of current Progressive’s identity politics. He sees white people as the oppressed, endangered minority in the world.
Muslim terrorists wish to spark an all-out war with non-Muslims. The terrorist in New Zealand has the same goal from the opposite perspective. He wants to inflame a defensive battle by non-Muslims against Muslims who are invading the west.
After the terrorist attack on 911, I wrote the Muslim attackers were not cowards. From their perspective, they were courageous and dedicated warriors. Cowards do not take over airliners and fly them into buildings on a suicide mission. New Zealand Bloody Flag Muslim terrorists wish to spark an all-out war with non-Muslims. The terrorist in New Zealand has the same goal from the opposite perspective. He wants to inflame a defensive war by non-Muslims against Muslims who are invading the west.
The more intelligent, committed, and coherent political terrorists are, the more dangerous they are. This attacker was/is more dangerous than most. He claims the attack was planned over two years, and was in retaliation for terror attacks by Muslims. As a more general note, he says his attack is in retaliation for 1300 years of Muslim aggression, conquest, and murder.
Here is a prediction, based on the murderer’s agenda. The firearms he used will be found to have been manufactured in the United States. That works to advance his goal of pushing the Democrats in the United States to enact strict infringements on the Second Amendment. [And we can be sure that they will take the bait.]
Socialist presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders reacted to the New Zealand gun ban by calling for similar ban in the U.S.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a ban on military style semi-automatic rifles, assault rifles, “high capacity” magazines, and certain gun parts. The Christchurch attacker had five guns in his possession at the time of his attacks, two of the five were semiautomatic.
Sanders tweeted in response to New Zealand’s ban:
This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like. We must follow New Zealand’s lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States. https://t.co/lSAisDG9Ur
Sanders’ tweet continues the promulgation of the myth that banning a certain type of firearm will make us safer. However, Department of Justice reports make two things clear: First, the 1994-2004 “assault weapons” ban did not reduce crime. Secondly, “Assault weapons” are not the gun of choice for criminals.
Breitbart News reported the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) 2004 study showing the 1994-2004 “assault weapons” ban could not be credited with any reduction in crime. NIJ noted that one of the reasons the ban was ineffectual was because “assault weapons” were not actually a weapon of choice for criminals when the ban took effect.
More recently, in January 2019, the DOJ released a study showing handguns are the weapons of choice for criminals. The study looked at roughly 300,000 federal and state inmates, finding that 18 percent of them used handguns in the commission of their crimes while 1.4 percent used rifles of any kind. The percentage of “assault weapons” used would have necessarily been even lower than 1.4.
In October 2017, in direct defiance of POTUS Donald Trump’s efforts to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities” through the enforcement of all federal immigration laws, then-California Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation declaring the entire state a sanctuary for illegal aliens.
The Democrat super-majority ruling the Golden State celebrated the legislation as a rebuke of the president, but in reality, what SB 54 really does is hinder the federal government’s immigration authority.
No matter, as The Los Angeles Times reported then:
Legal experts have said federal officials may try to block the law in court to keep it from being implemented. Some doubt such challenges would be successful, pointing to the 10th Amendment and previous rulings in which courts have found the federal government can’t compel local authorities to enforce federal laws.
It’s interesting that a Left-wing paper would provide Leftist Democrats with constitutional cover, considering that the Donkey Party doesn’t concern itself about what our founding document says when it comes to the Second Amendment.
For decades Democrats have ignored a key provision of the Second Amendment — the part where it says the right “shall not be infringed” — when passing what they have always characterized as “common-sense gun laws.”
But the fact of the matter is, there is no such thing: Any law that restricts or otherwise regulates the manner in which an American citizen, regardless of any other mitigating factor, can obtain, own, carry, and “bear” a firearm is unconstitutional, period.
And now, finally, pro-Second Amendment lawmen and lawmakers are reasserting and reinforcing this right in the same way the Left has thwarted federal laws governing immigration and recreational use of marijuana: Nullification. Let Texas be the first state of many to nullify unconstitutional gun laws
As reported by The Free Thought Project, lawmakers in Texas have introduced a “gun sanctuary” bill that would apply to the entire state. If it passes, it would essentially nullify nearly all federal gun control laws within the state:
Sen. Bob Hall (R-Edgewood) filed Senate Bill 378 (SB378) on January 17. The bill would prohibit any state government agency, personnel or public funds from enforcing any federal gun control regulation or law “if the federal statute, order, rule, or regulation or international law imposes a prohibition, restriction, or other regulation, such as a capacity, size, or configuration limitation, that does not exist under the laws of this state.”
Legal opinions on this are likely to be all over the place, and of course, the Democrat Left will decry this bill as the first step toward anarchy. But by any legitimate measure, we’ve already reached that point.
Despite the Constitution’s “Supremacy Clause,” which states clearly that federal laws supersede state laws and even state constitutions, Democrat-run states and cities are getting away with not simply ignoring federal immigration laws but actively thwarting federal immigration officials (such as refusing ICE detainer requests to turn over suspected criminal aliens). Many of the same states have also given the middle finger to federal prohibitions against recreational marijuana use.
So while law-and-order conservatives are likely to find the prospect of widespread nullification distasteful, at this point we really don’t have much choice: It’s either adopt the Left’s tactic or be “ruled” instead of governed. (Related: As Trump admin loses another ‘sanctuary city’ case, the Left is setting the stage for a HUGE conservative backlash.)
At least conservatives have the Constitution on their side: Gun control laws are “infringements” on the Second Amendment, period. Some lawmakers in Texas, along with sheriffs in at least four other states, have come to understand that this key provision matters in the face of a new onslaught of Democrat measures aimed at further restricting citizens’ right to keep and bear firearms.
Let Texas sound the gun sanctuary rallying cry. Let the Lone Star State’s effort spread to hundreds of other jurisdictions.
Read more about how the effort to protect gun rights and uphold the Second Amendment is spreading by visiting Guns.news and SecondAmendment.news.
American Leftists who have taken over the Democrat Party are revealing themselves to be no different from Leftists in banana republics and other despotic regimes around the world throughout history.
Authoritarian and anti-liberty, they seek to impose their will on the people through the use of regulatory agencies and the courts if they can’t persuade enough people to vote them into power. If they do happen to win an electoral majority, they use the power they have been given to quash anyone who opposes them.
The People’s Democratic Republic of Maryland provides a great example of this kind of Leftist tyranny. Frustrated by the lack of progress in disarming a greater number of residents, Democrats there have now resorted to calling gun owners “terrorists” in an effort to demonize them and, thus, make it easier to thwart the Second Amendment.
As reported by Ammoland, a story earlier this week in a news aggregation service called the WashCo Chronicle carried this headline: “Maryland ‘Gun Bill Day’ Turns Ugly — State Dem Secretary Threatens to ‘Dox’ Protesters,” which quoted Democratic Party secretary Robbie Leonard’s Facebook posts in which he referred to gun owners as “terrorists” and threatened to “dox” them.
The post, which has since been deleted (WashCo Chronicle managed to get some screenshots and published them with their article), contained a picture of a male gun owner outside of a state legislative hearing on guns holding a sign that read, “I will not comply,” as well as a picture of several other gun owners who wore shirts with the same message.
Leonard posted, “Time to dox some terrorists,” adding: “I hope the FBI runs the name of every witness who is wearing a t-shirt that says ‘we will not comply.’ They’re a bunch of terrorists in the making.”
As Ammoland noted:
“Terrorists” like the untold numbers in California, Connecticut, and New York who have refused to register their so-called “assault weapons,” no doubt. Other edicts in other states have met similar resistance, and don’t be surprised to see further defiance when the “Trumpstock” ban takes effect later this month.
In fact, using Leonard’s standard, our founding fathers would have also been considered “terrorists” for standing up against Britain’s King George and his tyrannical rule — with guns, no less. Leonard, had he lived back then, no doubt would have been a “loyalist” to the Crown.
The so-called gun-related ‘terrorism’ and ‘lawlessness’ isn’t limited to opposing new gun control bills in Dem-controlled Maryland. Other Democratic strongholds where the Left is attempting to further infringe upon the Second Amendment are also facing pushback from citizens and law enforcement officers.
In Washington, for instance, nearly two dozen sheriffs have stated they would refuse to enforce provisions of a new voter-approved law, I-1639, at least until court challenges are heard because they believe it places unconstitutional requirements on citizens. For example, the law requires residents to get firearms training before they can buy a gun, and to store it in a certain manner. Also, the law forbids anyone from buying a rifle under the age of 21 (the federal limit is 18).
And, speaking of lawlessness, other sheriffs are taking a page from the Democratic Left and declaring their counties to be “gun law sanctuaries” similar to illegal alien “sanctuary cities,” in which local officials have forbidden their law enforcers to cooperate with federal immigration authorities in handing over people in our country illegally.
American Leftists are no different from Leftist authoritarians in other countries — they use their power to deprive others of freedom and liberty if they deem such freedoms to be counterproductive to their agenda.
But as we can see, American ‘terrorists’ are pushing back.
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.
The Kentucky House of Representatives passed legislation Friday to eliminate the state’s requirement to obtain a permit in order to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense.
The House passed the legislation by a vote of 60-37.
Breitbart News reported that the Senate passed the same legislation in mid-February by a vote of 29-8.
The Hill reports that the legislation would allow law-abiding Kentuckians 21-years-old and older to carry a gun for self-defense without first getting documentation from the state. Permits would still be available, for those who want the reciprocity benefits, but they would not be required for the purposes of being armed for self-defense.
The push to eliminate the concealed carry permit requirement rests on the sufficiency of the Second Amendment right to bear arms. State Rep. John Blanton (R) said, “This is simply applying and acting upon a constitutional right that each and every one of us has.”
If Gov. Matt Bevin (R) signs the legislation Kentucky will become the 16th state to allow residents to carry concealed without a permit for self-defense. The other 15 states are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Vermont.
AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.
Pending Federal gun bills (HR 8 and S 42) are about to change our nation forever, unless we act NOW. Already on the “FAST TRACK,” these bills are barreling forward without full disclosure or public awareness.
Great losses of liberty, privacy, and constitutional rights hang in the balance. These liberties, once lost, may never be regained. Strangely, this imminent power grab is likely to create once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for particular hard asset investments as well.
Jim Rawles, founder of SurvivalBlog.com, returns to Reluctant Preppers to expose this tectonic shift in our liberty landscape, and to share his prescient analysis of the unexpected perils and possibilities likely to emerge in the next days, weeks, and months.