Post New Article

The Case Against Universal
Background Checks

Original Article

Posted By: earlybird, 9/23/2019 9:57:12 AM

On Capitol Hill this week, lawmakers got a visit from Attorney General Bill Barr and White House Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland, looking to sell them on a gun control proposal. The proposal(Snip) parallels legislation proposed by Senators Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) in expanding federal background check requirements.(Snip)The White House quickly backtracked when the information was made public. (Snip) Either White House Legislative Affairs and the Department of Justice have gone completely rogue, or the White House is merely testing the appetite of the Senate for action. But either way, it’s a misguided effort. Here’s why.


This was hard to synopsize in a 100 word intro. Bovard, as usual, does not drop her opinion and run, but gives the reader background. Those interested in Second Amendment rights (all of us?) should be fully informed and aware of what is going on.

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 9/23/2019 10:25:28 AM (No. 187020)
There is no way to have universal background checks without universal registration. The amount of crime involved with a legal person-to-person sale or transfer is minuscule. There is not pressing issue here. It's all about creating a registry of guns to aid in confiscation.
4 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: mc squared 9/23/2019 10:28:09 AM (No. 187024)
As long as we keep thinking the way to stop gun violence is through lawmaking we're going to get it wrong. Like Obama's compact with school districts to prevent juveniles from being reported, a (mythical) 100% arrest rate of felonious gun owners would result in a very high percentage of blacks in the court system. Can't have that.
I believe that after each horrible shooting, the Commiecrats high-five each other so they can get back in the ring with more laws. It's not about stopping violence: it's all about disarming the public.
5 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40 9/23/2019 10:53:43 AM (No. 187048)
The strongest argument is this. Next time there is an 0bama like President (god forbid) this list will be a prime weapon against politically 'unsuitable' people. IRS, EPS, FBI, DoJ, FISA will look like a day at the beach.
2 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney 9/23/2019 12:26:43 PM (No. 187128)
Why don't they do a background check on everybody, regardless of gun ownership, and put the bad guys in jail? Bad credit: 30 days jail time. Arrest record: 60 days cleaning up the highways in summer heat. Domestic violence: 90 days in prison. Driving drunk: 90 days in the hoosegaw. Democrat: 180 days brain cleansing. Graduate of liberal university: put them in jail until they come up with the money to pay off their student loans.
3 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "earlybird"
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by earlybird"
Trump rips Iran during address to
UN General Assembly
10 replies
Posted by earlybird 9/24/2019 3:26:49 PM Post Reply
President Trump lashed into Iran, calling the Islamic Republic “a malignant tumor that has to be eradicated,” and ripped China’s trade practices in an address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in which he also decried illegal immigration and abortion while standing up for the rights of LGBTQ people globally. “One of the greatest threats facing peace-loving nations today is the repressive regime in Iran,” he said. “The regime’s record of death and destruction is well-known to us all. Not only is Iran the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism, but Iran’s leaders are fueling the tragic wars in Syria and Yemen.”
Catch and release ends next week 5 replies
Posted by earlybird 9/24/2019 1:35:58 PM Post Reply
The practice of catching and releasing illegal aliens will end next week, the Department of Homeland Security announced. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan said, "With some humanitarian and medical exceptions, DHS will no longer be releasing family units from Border Patrol Stations into the interior. "This means that for family units, the largest demographic by volume arriving at the border this year, the court-mandated practice of catch and release, due to the inability of DHS to complete immigration proceedings with families detained together in custody, will have been mitigated. This is a vital step in restoring the rule of law and integrity to our immigration system."
Dem Rep González: Biden Needs to
Explain His False Claim About Never
Talking Overseas Business with Son
8 replies
Posted by earlybird 9/23/2019 4:48:16 PM Post Reply
Monday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” Rep. Vicente González (D-TX) said 2020 presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden should explain why he falsely claimed he has “never spoken” to his son Hunter Biden “about his overseas business dealings.” Partial transcript as follows: HARLOW: but listen to this when Joe Biden was asked by a reporter about his son, Hunter Biden and his position on the board of that Ukrainian gas company. Listen to this. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) REPORTER: Mr. Vice President – how many times have you ever spoken to your son about his overseas business dealings? JOE BIDEN: I’ve never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.
The Battle to Rewrite Texas History 4 replies
Posted by earlybird 9/23/2019 12:40:05 PM Post Reply
On the mild, cloudy day of April 14, 2015, exactly 150 years and five days after Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to the Union Army at a courthouse in Virginia, an unusual spectacle took place in a committee room inside the Texas Capitol, the grounds of which are adorned with towering monuments and paeans to the slave empire’s army. A thirteen-year-old middle school student from Austin named Jacob Hale was defending a bill, drafted by him and given to his state representative, that would correct what he regarded as a grievous mistake: The state of Texas celebrates a holiday called Confederate Heroes Day, on January 19, Lee’s birthday.
If You Want To Know How Insane
Environmentalists Have Gotten,
This Funeral Is A Good Gauge
8 replies
Posted by earlybird 9/23/2019 12:31:12 PM Post Reply
Environmentalism is pretty wacky. Watching any march, strike, or event with “mother Gaia” at the center of everyone’s concern can really bring out the wackos and what is billed as a march to raise awareness about the left’s irrational fear of climate change — I think we’re all pretty aware at this point — usually ends up being a modern-day pagan gathering. It has also, apparently, inspired funerals. We’ve seen it before, such as the famous video of environmentalists losing it over a fallen tree. (Video)But according to CNN, a funeral was recently held in Switzerland for a glacier called Pizol, which has now completely melted.
The Real Foreign Collusion Occurred
Between Pro-Clinton Ukrainians And
2 replies
Posted by earlybird 9/23/2019 12:08:43 PM Post Reply
At a 2017 briefing, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: If you’re looking for an example of a campaign coordinating with a foreign country or a foreign source, look no further than the DNC, who actually coordinated opposition research with the Ukrainian Embassy. Very few people believed her. (Snip)Fox News’ Dan Bongino and The Hill’s John Solomon were two of the earliest to recognize the coordination between corrupt pro-Hillary Clinton Ukrainians and the Democratic National Committee. Although Clinton lost the election, the effects of their interference can still be felt today. Especially for Paul Manafort. To gain a better understanding of what happened, it’s helpful to know the backstory.
President Trump Ratchets Up The
Pressure On Joe Biden’s Involvement
In Hunter Biden’s Rampant Grifting
8 replies
Posted by earlybird 9/23/2019 11:13:27 AM Post Reply
Yesterday, I predicted that the whole “whistleblower” kerfuffle is likely to end up damaging Joe Biden much more than it will Donald Trump. (Snip) we now know the whistleblower had neither heard the phone call nor even seen transcripts. (Snip) he’s what’s called a “rumormonger” and there is no statute that protects those. Secondly, even if it is true, it is hard to see the foul play as the allegation of Hunter Biden’s grift has been the subject of media attention on the past and the Obama administration had leaned on Ukraine to stop their investigation. This, alone, merits asking the Ukrainians to reopen the case.
Astonishing Transformation: Scott Pressler’s
Group Cleaned Up L.A. Homeless
Camp In 9 Hours; Removed 50 Tons
Of Garbage
19 replies
Posted by earlybird 9/23/2019 10:08:24 AM Post Reply
Conservative activist Scott Presler continued to deliver on his pledge to clean up Democrat-led cities across the country. He tackled his biggest project yet on Saturday. Wearing hazmat suits, he and a group of 200 volunteers spent nine hours removing 50 tons of garbage from an L.A. homeless camp. The photographs show a remarkable transformation. In the video below, Presler shows what the camp looked like before they went to work. Yes, this is a real homeless camp in Los Angeles. @realDonaldTrump #LosAngelesCleanup — #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) September 21, 2019 Nine hours later, the results speak for themselves.
The Case Against Universal
Background Checks
4 replies
Posted by earlybird 9/23/2019 9:57:12 AM Post Reply
On Capitol Hill this week, lawmakers got a visit from Attorney General Bill Barr and White House Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland, looking to sell them on a gun control proposal. The proposal(Snip) parallels legislation proposed by Senators Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) in expanding federal background check requirements.(Snip)The White House quickly backtracked when the information was made public. (Snip) Either White House Legislative Affairs and the Department of Justice have gone completely rogue, or the White House is merely testing the appetite of the Senate for action. But either way, it’s a misguided effort. Here’s why.
Dowager Dowd cries impeachment again 6 replies
Posted by earlybird 9/23/2019 9:43:45 AM Post Reply
In Washington, where there's smoke, there's mirrors. After 67 years of living there, Maureen Dowd knows this. Nevertheless, she rode toward the smoke to cover the impeachment fire that isn't. Readers of the New York Times expect self-righteous outrage no matter how ignorant and misplaced that anger may be. She delivers. Fortunately for her the latest attempt to sabotage Justice Brett Kavanaugh fell apart within 24 hours of the Times's World Exclusive last Sunday.(Snip) She is obsessed with writing Orange Man Bad columns. It matters not that every one of them is wrong. She fills a need for people who cannot accept an outsider as president.
It’s Deja-Vu All Over Again – The Ukraine
Effort is Simply “Obstruction 2.0″…
1 reply
Posted by earlybird 9/23/2019 9:38:15 AM Post Reply
[Background] As I’m wiping down the white-board to outline the corrupt purposes, intents and connections, suddenly it becomes obvious. The Ukraine story is Obstruction 2.0. (Snip)To assemble a quick elevator explanation of the Muh Russia obstruction construction,(Snip) CTH previously said: To get impeachment, they needed obstruction. To get obstruction, they needed an investigation. To get the investigation, they needed evidence. To change dossier from oppo-research to evidence they needed a FISA. To get a FISA they needed a target. The target was Carter Page. While assembling the more recent deployment of Adam Schiff’s Ukraine story, I recognize something familiar: To get impeachment Schiff needs obstruction.
US Embassy pressed Ukraine to drop
probe of George Soros group during
2016 election
8 replies
Posted by earlybird 9/22/2019 1:32:59 PM Post Reply
While the 2016 presidential race was raging in America, Ukrainian prosecutors ran into some unexpectedly strong headwinds as they pursued an investigation into the activities of a nonprofit in their homeland known as the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC). (Snip) was part of a larger probe by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office into whether $4.4 million in U.S. funds to fight corruption inside the former Soviet republic had been improperly diverted.The prosecutors soon would learn the resistance they faced was blowing directly from the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, where the Obama administration took the rare step of trying to press the Ukrainian government to back off its investigation
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Video: Teen Boys Sucker Punch Middle Aged
Man At Fair, Spit On Lifeless Body
51 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 9/24/2019 2:47:30 PM Post Reply
A 59-year-old man has died from injuries suffered during an attack by two teenage brothers prompted by the man's refusal to give them a dollar. John Weed was attending the Great Frederick Fair in Maryland on Friday with his family when he was approached by the teens, ages 15 and 16. According to the prosecution, the 15-year-old sucker-punched Weed after he refused to give them a dollar, knocking him unconscious. Video evidence of the attack shows chaos and laughter in moments after Weed hits the pavement; one of the boys even spits on his lifeless body.
'How dare you': Greta Thunberg tears into
world leaders over inaction at U.N. climate summit
48 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 9/23/2019 2:04:57 PM Post Reply
In an angry and emotional speech at the United Nations climate summit on Monday, Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg tore into world leaders for failing to act. "This is all wrong," Thunberg said, reading from a piece of paper. "I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean, yet you come to us young people for hope. How dare you." "People are suffering," the 16-year-old continued through tears. "People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about
Sharpton: ‘I Still Can’t Understand’ Why
Evangelicals, Christians ‘Enthralled’ to Trump
39 replies
Posted by Imright 9/23/2019 7:42:52 AM Post Reply
Sunday, MSNBC “PoliticsNation” host Reverend Al Sharpton delivered a memo to President Donald Trump addressing his solution to solve homelessness in California. Sharpton questioned Trump’s Christianity for saying homelessness was bad for business, saying he “subverted the humanitarian called Jesus’ message to nurse a political grudge against California.” He then said he does not “understand” how “avowed Christians” and “evangelicals” support the president. “Absent a certain baseline racism, I still can’t understand why avowed Christians, let alone evangelicals, are still enthralled to you, Mr. President
Trump and Republicans don't hate
gun control because of the
NRA. They just love guns.
38 replies
Posted by Hazymac 9/24/2019 4:05:36 PM Post Reply
"Democrats say we have guns in America because of 'corruption,'" former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declared on Twitter on Sept. 12. "No, we have guns because it's our God-given right enshrined in the Constitution." (Snip) The second part of that tweet is silly; God didn't give people the right to own AR-15s any more than a divine entity gave Americans the right to own automobiles without seat belts. The first part of Sanders’ tweet, though, is mostly accurate. The National Rifle Association's money doesn't corrupt Republican legislators. Instead, Republicans oppose gun control because conservative political identity is today inseparable from guns. Identity is a deeper motivator
Jackson Lee: AR-15s Weigh as Much
as 10 Moving Boxes
37 replies
Posted by M2 9/23/2019 2:56:47 PM Post Reply
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) claimed to have held an AR-15 and immediately regretted it, saying it weighed as much as "10 boxes that you might be moving." Speaking to reporters last week, she added that AR-15s use a ".50 caliber" bullet that ought to be licensed. "I've held an AR-15 in my hand," she said. "I wish I hadn’t. It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving. And the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the streets."
Catholic Missionaries Compare Greta
Thunberg to Virgin Mary
36 replies
Posted by mc squared 9/24/2019 12:12:55 PM Post Reply
The Maryknoll missionaries have thrown their support behind 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, comparing her to the Virgin Mary. “Christians getting their knickers all in a twist over the passionate, articulate & knowledgeable witness of Greta Thunberg because of her age seem to overlook the age of the Virgin Mary at the time of the Annunciation,” the group wrote on Twitter. “Young women can & have changed the world,” they concluded. Christians getting their knickers all in a twist over the passionate, articulate & knowledgeable witness of Greta Thunberg because of her age seem to overlook the age of the
Crash: Emmy Ratings Plunge
To Worst In History
36 replies
Posted by Imright 9/23/2019 1:10:08 PM Post Reply
The TV people put on a TV show to praise TV, but TV viewers tuned out in droves. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on the Fox network hit a record low with a dismal 5.8 household Nielsen rating — a 22% drop from last year, Deadline reported. Last year, the show pulled a 7.4 rating (10.2 million viewers). The latest show got crushed by NBC’s "Sunday Night Football," even though it featured the undefeated Los Angeles Rams versus the lowly Cleveland Browns. TV's biggest night included all the virtue-signaling viewers have come to expect from awards shows like the Oscars and Grammys.
Clapper: Even If We Get a Transcript
of Ukraine Phone Call, Can We
Be Sure It's Accurate?
32 replies
Posted by Imright 9/24/2019 2:40:38 PM Post Reply
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told CNN Monday night that getting a transcript of President Trump's July phone call with the new Ukraine president "may not be such a great thing.""You know, I hate to suggest this, but it's crossed my mind that even if we got a transcript, well, can we be assured that's actually what was said? So getting a transcript may not be such a great thing, either." (Video) President Trump has said he may consider releasing a transcript, although he and others say it might have a chilling effect on future conversations between a president and foreign leaders, if they're afraid to speak candidly.
Venus was once like Earth until climate
disaster turned it into a hell planet
32 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 9/23/2019 7:57:52 PM Post Reply
Venus was once a habitable planet with liquid water on our surface, much like our own, until runaway climate change turned it into a hell world. New NASA computer models suggest that until 700 million years ago, temperatures ranged from 20C to 50C on the surface. NASA’s Pioneer Venus mission spotted hints that the planet had once had oceans in the 1980s - but at the time, scientists believe that it had evaporated quickly. But new research by the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Science suggests that the ocean may have lasted for billions of years. The researchers believe that
House Democrats to Meet 4 PM
Tuesday to Talk Impeachment
29 replies
Posted by Imright 9/24/2019 6:35:51 AM Post Reply
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will convene the Democratic caucus at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday to discuss whether to impeach President Donald Trump.The new development, reported by Washington Post congressional correspondent Rachel Bade on Monday evening, comes in the wake of reports late last week that President Trump encouraged Ukrainian officials to re-open inquiries into the business dealings of former president Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.As Breitbart News reported earlier this year, Biden forced out former Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin as he was investigating an energy company
New Hillary listening tour, ‘I’d
like to hear what you're thinking’
28 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/24/2019 5:00:14 AM Post Reply
Hillary Rodham Clinton made listening tours famous, using them to build buzz for her New York Senate and presidential campaigns. Now, she’s on another. In an email to supporters, the 2008 and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate said, “I’d like to hear what you’re thinking.” While she isn’t talking about running for president for a third time, Clinton said that she has been talking to people about key issues, including immigration reform and electing Democrats “at all levels” in 2020.“I’ve been traveling and talking with folks around the world about their plans for the rest of the year. Some members of this team are doubling down on issues
Sanders targets highest-income Americans with
'extreme wealth tax' and 'national wealth registry'
27 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 9/24/2019 2:16:00 PM Post Reply
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday proposed an “extreme wealth tax” on the highest-income Americans, along with a “national wealth registry” that he said would help prevent them from avoiding the tax. The tax rate would start at 1 percent on net worth of more than $32 million and rise with income above that, topping out at 8 percent on wealth over $10 billion. Sanders’ Democratic presidential campaign said the tax would raise $4.35 trillion over a decade and would be used to fund "Medicare for All", along with his plans for affordable housing and universal childcare. Several of the other
Post New Article