Kamala Harris’s Poorly Thought Out Gun Control Proposals

H/T Town Hall.

Kamala Harris and her anti-gun proposals like all of the anti-gun crowd is long on emotions short on facts and reality.

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) took flak for politicizingthe shooting of police in Philadelphia on Wednesday. She couldn’t even wait more than an hour before pushing gun control. But there is a big problem with her solutions to have more regulations for gun dealers. She didn’t even yet know how the attacker got his guns, but it is delusional to think that any regulations on gun dealers are going to significantly stop drug dealers from getting guns.

She announced again on CNN Wednesday that she wants “to take the licenses of gun dealers who violate the law.” What she means is to drive out of business gun dealers who make even the tiniest, meaningless paperwork errors.

It is hard to ignore that the shooter, 36-year-old Maurice Hill, has a lengthy criminal history of drug dealing and gun convictions. He is not the type of guy who was buying a gun from a licensed gun dealer.

But one need look no further than Mexico, which borders Harris’s home state of California, to see how well her proposed regulations would work in stopping drug dealers from getting weapons.

Mexico has draconian gun control laws and has gone far beyond removing the licenses from a significant number of gun dealers. Since 1972, there has only been one gun store in the country, located in Mexico City. The military runs it, and guns are very costly. Only about 1 percent of Mexicans have a license to legally own guns. In addition, since 1972, the most powerful rifles that you can legally buy in Mexico are .22 caliber.

So how well has that worked in stopping drug gangs from getting weapons? In June, Mexico, a country with less than 40 percent of the US’s population, had over 3,000 murders. During the first six months of the year, they had over 17,500 murders. Their murder rate is nearly six times the US rate, and some Mexican states have murder rates over 100 per 100,000 people.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is “angry about someone having all that weaponry and all that firepower.” But if you think that strict limits on what types of guns law-abiding people own will stop drug dealers from getting the weapons they want, again look at Mexico. Hint: drug gangs aren’t using .22 caliber guns.

By the way, Mexico’s murder rate stopped falling and started rising after the 1972 gun control laws. The reason for instituting their gun control laws was because of fears that radical students who were staging demonstrations at the nation’s universities would cause a revolution and overthrow the government. The murder rates now are more than twice what they were before their gun control laws.

So why is it so hard to keep drug dealers from getting guns? The answer is simple: illegal drug profits. Gang members can’t go to the police to ask for help getting their drugs back from other dealers who might have stolen their supply. Gangs need guns to protect their valuable property, and they can bring guns into Mexico just as easily as they bring in their drugs.

Drug gangs steal some guns from the Mexican military. Only about 15% of guns in Mexico come from the U.S. Since the U.S. is unique in requiring serial numbers on guns, it is relatively easy for Mexico to figure out what guns are from the U.S. Mexico guesses that about 17% of their crime guns are from the US and it gives those guns to the US to be traced.  It turns out that about 90% of those, or 15% of the total, did come from the US.

If Kamala Harris could click her fingers today and cause all guns to disappear from the United States and all illegal drugs, how long would it take for illegal drugs to start getting back into the US? If you are in El Paso or parts of Southern California, 20 minutes? How long would it take for these drug dealers to bring in the weapons that they would need to protect their valuable property? They would bring them in at the same time.

The fact that drug dealers have these guns makes it hard to enforce other gun control laws. You will have about as much success stopping drug dealers from selling guns as you have in preventing them from selling drugs, and if you think that you have stopped criminals from being able to buy illegal drugs, good luck with stopping them from being able to obtain guns.

In one shooting after another, gun control advocates like Harris keep on pushing regulations that wouldn’t stop the crimes that they are using to push the laws that they want. Take the constant call for universal background checks after mass public shootings, that is background checks on the private transfer of guns. There isn’t one attack this century that would have been stopped by such a federal law, but it hasn’t stopped gun control advocates like Harris to call for such a law immediately after each mass public shooting.

Kamala Harris’s proposed gun laws will move us towards a situation like Mexico, where the drug dealers and criminals have guns, not law-abiding Americans. The only real solution is taking the profits out of illegal drugs.

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Obama Has No Confidence In Biden, Told Him He Didn’t Have to Run Against Trump In 2020

H/T Flag And Cross.

Bathhouse Barry Obama knew Slow Joe The Gaff Machine would not only embarrass himself but he would make Obama look bad.

Bathhouse Barry also knew President Trump is extremely popular and he has a record that can not realistically be run against.

INSTANT CLASSIC!?

Barack Obama didn’t need Joe Biden to win the presidency in 2008.

He literally could’ve picked any other human being in America and still would’ve won.

And yet, Obama and company chose Biden – Mr. Gaffe.

Now that Joe is looking to unseat President Trump in 2020, Obama has consistently shown no faith in his former right-hand man.

Former President Barack Obama reportedly wasn’t particularly sold on the idea of Joe Biden, his vice president for eight years, mounting his own bid for the White House in 2020.

“You don’t have to do this, Joe, you really don’t,” Obama told Biden before the 76-year-old formally launched his campaign in April, acording to the New York Times.

“Mr. Biden — who thinks he could have defeated Donald Trump four years ago — responded by telling Mr. Obama he could never forgive himself if he turned down a second shot at Mr. Trump,” the Times reports.

The Times states Obama huddled with top Biden aides in March to implore they insure that the former vice president does not “damage his legacy” or “embarrass himself.”

Need another example as to why Obama isn’t big on Joe?

Okay, here you go…

Joe Gabriel Simonson

@SaysSimonson

Biden says the Obama administration left a lot of Americans behindhttps://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-concedes-that-under-obama-a-lot-of-people-were-left-behind 

Joe Biden

Biden concedes that under Obama ‘a lot of people were left behind’

Joe Biden said the White House under President Barack Obama, when Biden was vice president, did not do enough to address the concerns of white working-class voters in the Rust Belt.

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If you had the ability to take out Osama bin Laden, you do it. That’s pretty much a no-brainer.

The monster was behind the deaths of nearly 3,000 people on 9/11.

Biden didn’t feel that way. He told Obama to not go ahead with the raid.

What’s funny is 44 cared so little about Joe’s opinion that he went forward with the plan anyway.

WATCH:

Leaked Audio Reveals NYT Is Done With Russia Collusion, Will Now Link Trump to Racism

H/T Flag And Cross.

The New York Times is just flinging things at President Trump hoping to get something to stick.

First, it was Russian Collusion and now they are flinging racism.

The New York Times is not even fit to wrap week-old garbage.

Plan A failed, so they’ve gotta move on to something else equally silly.

Leaked audio from the executive editor of the New York Times was not meant to be made public.

Hence, “leaked.”

And yet, we live in a world where everythingfinds its way to the internet.

This may be yet a new low for the “failing New York Times,” as President Trump likes to call them.

From Washington Examiner:

Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, said recently that, after the Mueller report, the paper has to shift the focus of its coverage from the Trump-Russia affair to the president’s alleged racism.

“We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well,” Baquet said. “Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story.”

Baquet made the remarks at an employee town hall Monday. A recording was leaked to Slate, which published a transcript Thursday.

The New York Times thinks “men at Fox News” continue to pick on AOC because she’s soooo good looking and they could never land her in high school.

Ummm…sounds a little sexist, doesn’t it?

Did the NYT just reduce AOC to an object? Hmmm.

LOOK:

The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with

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The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with https://nyti.ms/2GHx2Ax 

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York

Opinion | Can We Please Relax About ‘Socialism’?

Only in America is the word freighted with so much perceived menace.

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when you’re so woke you explain a female politician by her sex appeal

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The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with https://nyti.ms/2GHx2Ax 

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York

Opinion | Can We Please Relax About ‘Socialism’?

Only in America is the word freighted with so much perceived menace.

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when you’re so woke you explain a female politician by her sex appeal

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AOC is the perfect person to cover for Republicans. She constantly makes a fool of herself while Democrats have had no choice but to back everything she’s said and done because she’s become so powerful. In many ways, AOC is becoming the new face of their party. It’s amazing.

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AOC is the perfect person to cover for Republicans. She constantly makes a fool of herself while Democrats have had no choice but to back everything she’s said and done because she’s become so powerful. In many ways, AOC is becoming the new face of their party. It’s amazing. https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/1122477044829495296 

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The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with https://nyti.ms/2GHx2Ax 

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This is quite sexist, actually. @AOC has a mind and ideas that men can have a problem with. You just “mostly” reduced her to an object. You NYT Opinion folks are really on a hateful roll lately, eh?

Brandon Darby

@brandondarby

This is quite sexist, actually. @AOC has a mind and ideas that men can have a problem with. You just “mostly” reduced her to an object. You NYT Opinion folks are really on a hateful roll lately, eh? https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/1122477044829495296 

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The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with https://nyti.ms/2GHx2Ax 

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Conservatives: The Green New Deal’s socialist policies would be economic suicide.

New Yorkers: You cost us tens of thousands of jobs.

Nancy Pelosi: You are a small fringe in the party. Democrats reject socialism.

NYT Opion: yOu HaVe A sUcH a cRuSh ????

Lauren Chen

@TheLaurenChen

Conservatives: The Green New Deal’s socialist policies would be economic suicide.

New Yorkers: You cost us tens of thousands of jobs.

Nancy Pelosi: You are a small fringe in the party. Democrats reject socialism.

NYT Opion: yOu HaVe A sUcH a cRuSh 🤪 https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/1122477044829495296 

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The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with https://nyti.ms/2GHx2Ax 

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NYT doing their best to boost AOC’s self-confidence. They’ve become TEEN VOGUE.

(((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio

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NYT doing their best to boost AOC’s self-confidence. They’ve become TEEN VOGUE. https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/1122477044829495296 

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The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with https://nyti.ms/2GHx2Ax 

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There’s something off about the way a lot of progressive dudes talk about AOC and I can’t put my finger on it but it looks like this:

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There’s something off about the way a lot of progressive dudes talk about AOC and I can’t put my finger on it but it looks like this: https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/1122477044829495296 

New York Times Opinion

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The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with https://nyti.ms/2GHx2Ax 

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Israel Allows Rashida Tlaib to Visit Her Palestinian Family

H/T Breitbart.

Rashida Tlaib(Delusional-MI)is a liar and anti- Semite so will she keep her word?

The Israeli government decided Friday to allow Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to enter the country to visit her Palestinian relatives in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”).

Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) were denied permission to enter the country, under a 2017 law that bars those who support boycotts of Israel. However, the Israeli government indicated that it could allow Tlaib to apply for a “humanitarian” visa, provided she did not promote boycotts.

Tlaib apparently agreed to those conditions, according to the Times of Israel:

“I would like to request admittance to Israel in order to visit my relatives, and specifically my grandmother, who is in her 90s and lives in Beit Ur al-Fouqa,” Tlaib wrote in her letter to [interior minister Aryeh] Deri. “This could be my last opportunity to see her. I will respect any restrictions and will not promote boycotts against Israel during my visit.”

A statement from Deri’s office Friday morning said he had decided to allow the congresswoman into the country based on her letter. It said he “expressed hope that she will live up to her promise and that the visit will only be for humanitarian needs.”

Israel had indicated several weeks ago that it would allow Omar and Tlaib to enter, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his government had changed its decision based on the fact that their proposed itinerary referred to Israel as “Palestine,” that they had declined to meet with any Israeli officials (in opposition or government), and that their itinerary was being organized by an anti-Israel group.

President Trump also encouraged Israel to deny them entry.

Justice Clarance Thomas Is Right On The Topic of Abortion

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Comment by Jim Campbell

August, 17, 2019

Justice Thomas is correct when he suggests that the topic of abortion will find its way to the U.S. Supreme Court under the topic of Eugenics

It’s stupefying that those on the left are as adamant about abortion as they are about killing the Second Amendment.

Why would the fools on the left want to kill off their future voters.

They have reached the point of killing fetuses that were born alive as viable babies and just let them die.

Equally important why aren’t those who murder viable babies tried for murder?

I’m pro-choice in that I’ve seen the ravages of illegal abortions done with coat hangers back in the early 70’s.

Women would die from sepsis as the result of choosing such methods.

Sanger’s stated mission was to empower women to make their own reproductive choices.

She chose minority co, because that…

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79th U.S. Airborne Birthday

Pacific Paratrooper

16 August,  National Airborne Day

The history of United States Airborne Forces did not begin on the training fields of Fort Benning, Georgia, as some believe. In fact, the origin of Airborne Forces in the U.S. military began with a familiar name to American military history, Brigadier General William L. “Billy” Mitchel (1879-1936).

As well as being considered the spiritual father of the United States Air Force, which he advocated for fiercely during his tenure in the military, BG Mitchell was the first to imagine airborne tactics and sought the creation of U.S. Airborne Forces.

BGeneral Billy Mitchell, the father of the U.S. Airborne


It is not recorded exactly when he organized a demonstration of Airborne Infantry for U.S., Russian and German observers. However, according to records
 at Ft. Benning, Georgia, it is confirmed that BG Mitchell held the demonstration “shortly after World War I” at Kelly Field, in San…

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Beto O’Rourke Reboots Campaign, Again: No More ‘Corn Dogs and Ferris Wheels’

H/T Breitbart.

Is Robert Francis O’Rourke going to be the next clown out of the 2020 DemocRat Clown Car?

How many more reboots before the end?

Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke rebranded his presidential campaign on Thursday, promising to avoid frivolous activities like the Iowa State Fair and focus on serious, existential threats to the United States like Donald Trump’s administration and firearm ownership, alongside illegal immigrant communities.

“I’m confident that if at this moment we do not wake to this threat, then we, as a country, will die in our sleep,” he said in a speech in El Paso, Texas, announcing his return to the 2020 presidential race. This speech marks O’Rourke’s second campaign reboot — after a “reintroduction,” in the words of his staff, in May after the initial buzz from his campaign announcement died down.

O’Rourke abandoned the campaign trail for several days after the mass shooting at a Walmart in his home city of El Paso, Texas, and even skipped events in Iowa to visit Mexico.

Beto, In a Forest: Let’s Spend $5 Trillion on Global Warming

During his speech, O’Rourke scoffed at the “corn dogs and Ferris wheels” campaign optics at the Iowa State Fair and said he would campaign with immigrant communities instead.

“I said, ‘No I can’t go back for that, but I also cannot go back to that,’” he said, referring to the state where he is polling at less than one percent.

He promised to visit and comfort immigrants to help them survive their fear of Trump’s actions and rhetoric.

“To those places, where Donald Trump has been terrorizing and terrifying and demeaning our fellow Americans, that’s where you will find me in this campaign,” he said.

O’Rourke said his next campaign stop would be in Mississippi to be with the families of deported illegal immigrants after a recent Immigrations and Customs Enforcement raid of food processing plants in the state.

“Anyone that this president puts down, we are going to do our best to lift up,” he said.

O’Rourke demanded that more Americans face and acknowledge the racism that existed in the country in order to change it.

“We have a racism in America that is as old as America itself,” he said.

O’Rourke also addressed Texas Democrats who urged him to abandon his campaign to challenge Texas Senator John Cornyn instead.

“I love El Paso. There’s even been some that have suggested I stay in Texas and run for senate, but that would not be good enough for this community, that would not be good enough for El Paso, that would not be good enough for this country,” he said.

O’Rourke said that the United States needed a leader who could help heal racial divides in the country.

“We must take the fight directly to the source of this problem, that person who has caused this pain, and placed this country in this moment of peril and that is Donald Trump,” he said. “I want to be the leader for this country that we need right now and that we do not have.”

O’Rourke also detailed his support for more gun control, including universal background checks, red flag laws, ending the sale of “assault” weapons, and a national buyback program to get them off the streets.

“We have too many guns,” he said. “Too many people who own them and use them and threaten us with them right now for the good of this country.”