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Iowa goes 2nd Amendment Carry

Epoch TimesIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation into law on Friday lifting some restrictions to buy or carry a handgun in the state for law-abiding citizens.

The NRA-backed legislation named “House File 756” will take effect on July 1 and eliminates the requirement for law-abiding Iowans to obtain a permit to purchase a handgun from private non-licensed sources. Additionally, to carry a weapon, people will no longer need to have a permit as well.

Congratulations.

What's taking Texas so long to get on this bandwagon?

Categories 2nd Amendment

Sat Apr 10 23:37:27 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Inside Story of SpyGate

Categories Police Abuse Spygate

Sat Apr 10 22:37:27 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Democrats falsely slam Texas election-integrity law as racist

Gateway PunditThe GOP-controlled Texas Senate on Thursday passed an election integrity bill limiting mail-in and curbside voting.

The bill passed largely on party lines in an 18-13 vote. The measure, if passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Abbott, would limit voting hours, eliminate drive-through voting lanes and would prohibit “solicitation” by elected officials at ballot drop boxes.

As expected, the Democrats are furious and comparing the bill to “Jim Crow” laws.

"I'm sorry, sir, your race card has been declined. Would you like to try another form of argument?"

Categories Fair Elections

Fri Apr 09 23:11:04 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Vermont tying vaccination access to race

Liberty UnyieldingVermont is giving racial minorities and their families a preference in access to the COVID-19 vaccine. As the state’s governor explained on Twitter, “If you or anyone in your household identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, all household members who are 16 years or older can sign up to get a vaccine!”

This is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has ruled that preferences for racial minorities are presumptively unconstitutional, and that even if minority groups have faced “societal discrimination,” that is not a reason to give them a preference. (See Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co. (1989)).

I don't want a vaccine myself, and I'm not in Vermont, but this is still unconstitutional.

Categories Coronavirus

Fri Apr 09 22:11:04 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

NPR corrects story about Biden's laptop, admits laptop could be his

Just The NewsNational Public Radio has corrected a story about Hunter Biden that stated the U.S. intelligence community had discredited stories about a laptop he left at a repair shop and that perhaps had information about his overseas business dealings.

The correction was made on Thursday in a story about a recently published memoir by Biden, the son of President Biden, titled "Beautiful Things."

Now that the election is over, they are in a rush to admit all the things so that they will be old news by the time the next election rolls around. And also, the usual sequence: don't print the claims for as long as possible, then print the story that they have been discredited on the front page, then print the correction 6 months later buried in the middle of a book review no one will read.

Oh, and the book contract? It was a bribe. Obviously. Who on earth would buy a book from this guy?

Categories Fake News

Thu Apr 08 23:21:17 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Capital attacker was black, devout Muslim and Farrakhan follower

Gateway PunditOne Capitol Police officer died and another was injured after a suspect rammed a vehicle into a police barricade outside the Capitol building Friday afternoon and exited his vehicle with a knife.

The killer, later identified as Noah Green, was shot dead by police at the scene. Noah Green is a devout Muslim and follower of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

On Friday night Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told Wolf Blitzer on CNN that Friday’s attack on the Capitol was “one of the results” of the Jan. 6 riot.

As soon as I saw news of this attack I figured the Democrat-Media complex would be using it to try to scare up more paranoia about insurrectionists and Trump followers. And in fact McCabe is trying to do just that -- despite the race, religion, and likely political views of the attacker.

I expect we'll find out later on that the FBI was aware of the danger this man represented and failed to do anything about it. That seems to be the pattern.

Categories Fake News

Thu Apr 08 22:21:17 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Buttigieg caught greenwashing his commute

Gateway PunditThe media went gaga after news broke that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was riding his bike to work. Now we know it was all a dog and pony show like everything the Democrats do and say.

Pete Buttigieg used an armored gas-guzzling Suburban to bring a bike within a short distance of the destination. Then he was caught on video unloading the bike and riding in with a security detail in tow, pretending to save energy.

Note that the news went along with this staged photo op.

Categories Fake News

Wed Apr 07 23:01:46 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Arizona legislature hires election auditors

Just The NewsArizona state Senate Republicans have hired a team of independent auditors to recount the 2020 election, including a hand recount of all ballots in Maricopa County.

The lawmakers announced their decision Wednesday.

The Senate hired truly independent auditors, prompting Maricopa County to hold an emergency meeting and refuse to allow the audit in situ. Sundance figures this is an action to create plausible deniability when the audit results are made public and, obviously, find fraud.

The only questions in my mind at this point is exactly how the fraud was conducted, and will the results enable audits of other questionable results elsewhere?

Wed Apr 07 22:01:46 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden releasing illegal aliens into the United States with official IDs

Gateway PunditThe Biden team is reportedly granting thousands of illegal border crossers one-year renewable permits to stay in the United States to apply for asylum, a process that can take multiple years.

According to a new CIS (Center For Immigration Studies) report, aliens will be allowed to receive Social Security cards, paving the way for potential government taxpayer benefits and jobs.

Immigration expert Todd Bensman revealed in a new report that an estimated 34,000 recent border-crossing aliens have already been distributed all around the continental United States.

Bensman stated that if the migrant qualifies to stay, and most do under Biden’s rules, they are tested for COVID and then given documents to stay. Afterward, they are guided to a privately run bus service that disseminates them across America.

Note that Biden is doing this without any legal authority to do so. No law changes, probably didn't even follow the Administrative Procedures Act (which already cost him a loss in a Texas lawsuit), just executive decrees.

Categories Immigration

Tue Apr 06 23:59:07 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Florida legislation to preserve the 2nd Amendment

Silicon GreybeardI learned today that this week a new bill has been submitted to the Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee in the Florida House of Representatives. HB1205 is a "2nd Amendment Preservation Act" much like the laws passed in other states. The full text of the bill (pdf) is online. The bill was introduced by Kaylee Tuck, a young representative from south central Florida; district 55 which covers parts of Okeechobee County just north of the Lake.

As position statements, these are great. As actual obstacles to federally imposed gun control they are unproven.

Categories Firearms

Tue Apr 06 22:59:07 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Rep Gaetz targeted by ex-DOJ official in extortion scheme?

Conservative TreehouseTwo people inside the DOJ leaked a story about Matt Gaetz (R-FL) being under DOJ/FBI investigation to the New York Times. The essential elements of the article are that Gaetz had a relationship with a 17-year-old woman, and paid for her to travel; ergo the DOJ/FBI is investigating “sex trafficking.” Presumably AG Bill Barr opened the investigation. However, Matt Gaetz vehemently denies everything about the claims, and instead says the FBI and DOJ were recently conducting a sting operation -with his cooperation- against a former DOJ lawyer named David McGee who was extorting Gaetz for $25 million.

According to Gaetz his father was contacted by McGee in March of this year and told he would release the details of a relationship with the woman if Gaetz did not pay $25 million. Gaetz contacted the FBI, and his father wore a wire in his conversation with McGee where the FBI were recording the extortion attempt. Now that someone has leaked the erroneous background of the investigation to the New York Times, Gaetz is demanding the DOJ release the tapes of the extortion attempt.

No idea what the truth is here, but Gaetz's side of the story deserves to be heard.

Categories Police Abuse

Mon Apr 05 23:51:02 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Boulder mass murderer passed background check shortly before shooting

The FederalistAccording to a police affidavit, six days before Alissa shot 10 people to death, he purchased a pistol. That would have required him to pass a federal background check also run by the FBI. It seems the FBI is not very good at this “stopping mass shooters” thing.

Remember this when the Democrats try to pass laws banning private gun sales. Their "background checks" don't work.

Mon Apr 05 22:51:02 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

COVID vaccine may need yearly updates

Just The NewsScientists are warning this first group of COVID-19 vaccines could be ineffective in a year or less as new mutations and variations or the virus emerge.

The warning is take from survey by the People's Vaccine Alliance, a group of several organizations, including Amnesty International, in which two-thirds of the scientists acknowledged such a scenario. The other one-third said the timeframe to develop new vaccines to vend off the mutating virus is nine months or less.

I'd rather take my chances with natural immunity to the virus than a new, experimental vaccine every year. I don't bother with flu vaccines either.

Individuals with different risk profiles may make different decisions, and that's up to them.

Categories Coronavirus

Sun Apr 04 23:54:13 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Senator Murkowski gets a primary challenger

Gateway PunditAlaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is the type of Republican the GOP no longer needs.

Republicans need people who are ready to fight, not go along to get along with the Democrats.

Trump encouraged the idea of a challenger for Murkowski and now she has one.

Good luck to the challenger. We haven't needed Murkowski since the last primary she lost.

Sun Apr 04 22:54:13 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More election reform in GA

UncoverOn Friday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed SB 202, the ‘Election Integrity Act of 2021.’ The bill is intended to ensure election integrity in Georgia’s elections by placing restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are governed. But the measure failed to address a pivotal component of the state’s election disaster last November, specifically electronic voting equipment.

Rep. Barry Fleming, R-Harlem, who sponsored SB 202, currently has a separate omnibus election bill awaiting consideration on the Senate floor.

I thought the election reform bill in GA was a little weak, but many of the things it was missing are covered in this legislation. Most importantly, it adds a lot of ballot security, and blocks the SecState from entering into any consent decrees without the agreement of the legislature.

Categories Fair Elections

Sat Apr 03 23:49:59 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Sturgis rally NOT a superspreader event

Just The NewsOne of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world was still held in Sturgis, South Dakota, during the COVID-19 pandemic last summer, which the media claimed led to more than 266,000 COVID-19 cases, or nearly one in five of every case reported in America at the time.

The number of cases came from a study by San Diego State University professors published in September, just a month following the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

However, the Sturgis city manager, Daniel Ainslie, said the study and other models that predicted their hospitals would be overwhelmed were wrong.

Stubborn facts rarely agree with politically motivated liberal studies.

Categories Fake News Coronavirus

Sat Apr 03 22:49:59 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The FBI's negligent track record on terrorism

Boston HeraldSo now it turns out that the FBI knew all about the accused Boulder shooter, but paid no attention to the obvious warning signs until police say the rabidly anti-American immigrant from Syria murdered 10 U.S. citizens in the supermarket.

“The suspect’s identity,” the New York Times reported, “was known to the FBI because he was linked to another individual under investigation by the bureau, according to law enforcement officials.”

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

We've heard it pretty often, but the FBI doesn't seem interested in stopping terrorists before they attack. Much safer to harass conservatives and use the attacks to justify more intrusive surveillance and police powers.

Categories Terrorism

Fri Apr 02 23:20:38 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

School choice in West Virginia

The FederalistThat was then; this is now. Last week, with very little noise or fanfare, the West Virginia legislature passed the most expansive Education Savings Account program in America. While ESAs in most states are only open to a small percentage of children, the new West Virginia Hope Scholarship will be available to 90 percent of schoolchildren in the state. Every child currently enrolled in public school is eligible, plus those newly aging in.

“It’s a game-changer,” says Garrett Ballengee of the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, a conservative think tank and proponent of the bill. “If you add up every single ESA utilizer in the rest of the country, there are only about 20,000 of them. The Hope Scholarship will automatically open it up to ten times that many children in West Virginia alone.”

Applicants for the Hope Scholarship will receive 100 percent of their state education dollars — $4,600 annually — in lieu of public schooling. (County and federal funds will remain in the system.) The scholarship is usable for private school tuition, homeschool curriculum, or other education expenses. Gov. Jim Justice, a vocal opponent of ESAs as recently as 2019, has signaled he’s likely to sign.

This is a glimmer of hope that education reform is possible -- especially after a disastrous year of public schooling failures. But we'll need a lot more states than West Virginia to make it stick.

Fri Apr 02 22:20:38 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

9th Circuit rules concealed carry not protected by 2nd Amendment

Gun Free ZoneOf course the 9th Circuit Court, aka the 9th Circus voted against concealed carry.

Here’s the problem, the 7th Circuit came to the opposite conclusion in Moore v. Madigan.

We have two Circuit Court decisions in conflict.

I think SCOTUS might have to get involved in this.

It seems likely we're going to have to find out how far we can trust Trump's justices on gun rights. Like the original poster, I don't trust Roberts. That puts us at 5-4... if no one else defects.

Thu Apr 01 23:34:31 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Democrats want to break the filibuster for gun control

Free BeaconDemocrats are using the mass shooting in Colorado on Monday to renew their push to eliminate the filibuster and pass new gun control legislation.

Prominent Democrats said the Senate must eliminate the filibuster in order to push through new gun control laws in response to the killings. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Rep. Jason Crow (Colo.), Rep. David Cicilline (R.I.), Pennsylvania lieutenant governor candidate John Fetterman, and Pennsylvania Senate candidate Malcolm Kenyatta all called for the filibuster to end in the wake of Monday's attack.

It's amazing how conveniently these attacks arrive just when the Democrats are ready to push gun control legislation. (Gun registration, among others). And yes, the FBI knew of this attacker before his attack; whether they were just negligent or actively incited him to attack is not yet clear.

The filibuster has been the only thing stopping gun control legislation in the Senate since 1994 or so (the last black rifle ban).

And Biden just named Senator Manchin's wife to a prominent post in his administration, seeking to secure his loyalty, likely for the filibuster vote. Manchin has been one of the few Democrats who opposed breaking the filibuster. Likely his opposition has now ended.

Thu Apr 01 22:34:31 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Durham claims he is still investigating

Daily PunditI wonder how long they’ll be able to string this con job out before the suckers finally figure out they’ve been…suckered? Probably until well after all the criminals die in bed. Rich. And happy.

Until Durham hits early retirement age or someone offers him a plum partner spot at a DC law firm, I bet.

Categories Spygate

Thu Apr 01 13:22:11 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden admin to bring executive orders on gun control

Just The NewsWhite House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday that the public can expect upcoming executive actions from President Joe Biden on gun control following two mass shootings that claimed the lives of nearly 20 people.

Asked at a White House press conference whether such orders would be forthcoming soon, Psaki responded: "Yes."

Normally, I'd say the White House's ability to make trouble with executive orders is somewhat limited, but those limitations come from political pressure. The current left has decided to go for broke and do All The Things. And while courts may restrain those excesses eventually, it's by no means certain.

Categories Firearms

Wed Mar 31 23:16:16 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About that voter fraud that doesn't exist...

Real Clear InvestigationsThe story at hand begins during the pandemic summer of 2020, when the then-governor, Democrat Steve Bullock, issued a directive permitting counties to conduct the general election fully by mail. In the run-up to the election, a court also struck down Montana’s law aimed at preventing ballot harvesting.

Missoula, Montana’s second most populous county and one of its most heavily Democratic, opted in to the universal vote-by-mail regime.

Election fraud has always been around, usually used by Democrats against Republicans, but as most of both are part of the same uniparty, the fraud is usually low key and only secures a small advantage for Democrats. But against Trump they pulled out all the stops, and that leaves tracks that suddenly people are interested in following.

Wed Mar 31 22:16:16 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Election lawsuit status update

Mike HuckabeeDon’t believe the media narrative that court challenges to the 2020 election are over and that we need to “move along; there’s nothing to see here.” Yes, most courts dismissed their cases without even looking at evidence, but some rulings have been made and there are still cases to be adjudicated. John Solomon has been keeping up with the activity.

In fact, now that Joe Biden is comfortably situated in the White House and Trump has dropped his own legal challenges, courts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Virginia are starting to rule that the way widespread absentee balloting was handled in these states violated state laws.

Read the whole thing.

Tue Mar 30 23:58:45 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

4th Amendment case before the Supreme Court

ForbesThe U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear oral argument in Caniglia v. Strom, a case that could have sweeping consequences for policing, due process, and mental health, with the Biden Administration and attorneys general from nine states urging the High Court to uphold warrantless gun confiscation. But what would ultimately become a major Fourth Amendment case began with an elderly couple’s spat over a coffee mug.

This case would eviscerate the 4th Amendment, should the court rule incorrectly. The police could enter anyone's home for any reason, without a warrant or probable cause of any crime.

Categories 4th Amendment

Tue Mar 30 22:58:45 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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