It’s Unconstitutional: UVA Student Files Lawsuit Challenging Handgun Purchase Law

H/T Town Hall.

I hope these UVA students are successful with their legal challenge.

It’s the law. You can buy rifles and shotguns at 18, but for a handgun—it’s 21. It’s the same across most states. In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last February, some states—like Vermont and Florida—have increased the age limit for all gun sales to 21 years of age. The shooting, which left 17 people dead, spurred another intense wave of anti-gun activism, which has been mostly beaten back. Yet, the anti-gun movement did score some wins with these pieces of legislation, which effectively deprived law-abiding adults the right to bear arms. It’s unconstitutional and yes—that provision in Florida’s law has been challenged, though it’s a lawsuit that’s most likely going to take years to resolve.

In Virginia, a group of recent high school graduates and college students feel that the age limit for the purchasing of handguns at 21 is unconstitutional and are working to file a lawsuit to argue their case. University of Virginia student Tanner Hirschfeld is the lead plaintiff in the legal action against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. They’ve established a donation page at Crowd Justice:

Tanner B. Hirschfeld@Hirschfeld4VA

Today I became the lead Plaintiff in Hirschfeld v. BATFE, a lawsuit challenging federal age restrictions barring adults under 21 yrs old from purchasing handguns from federally licensed dealers. Please consider supporting us by donating here: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/enforcing-our–rights/?fbclid=IwAR1BdtGKp_aF_4_AGylSW1Gg8vW3RnCvi1qPhl0qRFuv4YTPb9Nry3-Gs2g 

The Second Amendment For Young Adults

Plaintiffs include Mr. Tanner Hirschfeld, a University of Virginia undergraduate, as well as Ms. Natalia Marshall, a young woman in Charlottesville, VA. Our attorney, Elliott Harding, is pictured.

crowdjustice.com

 We are young adults in Virginia seeking to challenge the United States federal ban which infringes on our right to purchase common handguns and ammunition from federally licensed firearm dealers (FFLs). We are college students and recent high school graduates between the ages of 18-20 residing in Central Virginia. The federal laws currently allow us to purchase rifles and shotguns from FFLs, but not pistols. Several states are now passing legislation to raise the age to purchase these other firearms. We want to have the ability to purchase handguns, as they are the most traditional forms of self-defense, given their portability, size, and ease to which young men and women can be trained.

Our plaintiffs include local university students and recent high school graduates who are well versed in firearms training. We would rather not have to find family members or friends to purchase these firearms, especially because we want to avoid any sort of “straw man” purchase (which is understandably illegal). The current laws are overbroad, irrational, and have created a system with perverse incentives. We’re already permitted to own these handguns but cannot purchase them through the more prevalent FFLs, which are regulated. Instead, we are left to a more scarce and unregulated private market where there are no background checks, no records, and no accountability. Meanwhile, we continue to have the ability to purchase higher-powered weapons such as shotguns and rifles from these FFLs. We want to be able to purchase and own pistols rather than be limited to the larger weapons which serve different purposes. The law must be struck down so we can defend ourselves.

We’ll see how this works out. On its face, however, I’m always willing to hear cases that could expand Second Amendment freedoms.

 

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How Do We Stop Mass Murder?

H/T Rob Morse@ SlowFacts.

Rob makes some very valid points in this opinion piece.

After the murders at the Pittsburg Synagogue, I keep seeing this question on Quora; ‘How do we stop mass murder?’

Most of the people asking this question feel strongly about things they don’t understand. They have not studied the issues of physical defense or contemporary mental health. I’m sorry to give them the bad news, but there is no magic button to fix the human condition.

We can not eliminate mass murder, but we can reduce it.

  1. We developed mass murderers after we developed mass media. Stop rewarding narcissistic murderers with a billion dollars of publicity.
  2. Almost all mass murders are in so called “gun-free” zones. Make the government strictly liable for every injury in a government mandated “gun-free” zone.
  3. Make owners/operators strictly liable for every injury in a privately mandated “gun-free” zones.
I’m tempted to add that we should hold bureaucrats responsible for the crazy people they release back into society, but we have never found a way to hold bureaucrats responsible. To claim that as a solution is magical thinking and this isn’t a blog about speculative fiction.
The three things I mentioned won’t end the problem of mass murder, but they will help a lot. If you doubt that conclusion, then please consider this;

Is there any “gun-free” zone where we have not found a gun?
I have not found a single one.

I’ve also heard people propose more background checks and more bureaucratic “no-buy” lists. That sounds too good to be true..and it is. Gun prohibition would disarm an honest citizen like me, but prohibition has not stopped criminals or determined murderers.

179 Death Threats Against President Trump Are Live On Twitter…Real Time Updated List

H/T Big Leauge Politics.com.

The drive-by media is whining about President Trump’s tone well look at the tone on the left.

President Donald Trump has been threatened with death at least 184 times on Twitter, and 179 of those murder threats are still posted on Twitter’s website as of press time Monday evening.

The threats range from simple commands for others to kill Trump, to stated desires to kill President Trump, to more detailed fantasies and plans to kill the commander in chief.

A database compiled by Document the Left is ongoing, with more tweets appearing in real time as they are unearthed.

“someone go kill Donald Trump he’s currently on 5th ave,” reads one of the tweets. At least one of the tweets was posted in response to a 2015 Business Insider graphicfeaturing crosshairs on President Trump’s head.

yo delilah my guy@pinksostuckup

someone go kill Donald Trump hes currently on 5th ave

Sometimes multiple accounts offer encouragement like “take one for the team.”

The national security implications of this List are profound. So are the emotional experiences of those brave enough to look at it.

To review this list is to confront the base primal urges of the Leftist political movement. To review this list is to see the mechanics of the Fear campaign.

aish@nochillaisha

if you really want something it’s because you’re supposed to have it , so always go after what you want.

sham 💋@_youknowshams

I want to kill trump, but if I do I’m ganna go to jail 😪

emz@24hournaps

I want to stab Trump in the fucking throat

#STEELERSNATION 3-2-1@DangChrisGuy

Someone fucking shoot Trump wtf man

tubbs@jxmmabxchiee

I beg one of England’s roadman just fucking shoot trump whilst he’s in the UK

mr steal your cat x@annaak__

America make your gunlaw useful and fucking shoot trump !

forever, baricel@busparmars

will someone please fucking shoot trump and mike pence

David Wynn@davidewynn

Someone fucking shoot Trump ffs

em@dreamqween17

Can someone just fucking shoot trump already. God.

Michael Jones

@AH_Michael

“To the people of PR. I know you live there and it SEEMS like you’re dying but trust me, I’m golfing and you’re doing great!”

Angel The Angel@karikoritene

Can anyone for the love of good fucking shoot Trump?

$am ♡ Junhee@yonggukownsme

can somebody just fucking shoot Trump already? PLEASE

magnus@pizzaheiresss

Someone fucking shoot trump right now

sakurassam🌸@SAMMEHCHNG

sian can someone just fucking shoot trump alrdy……….

lol rt@2uwums

What i don’t understand is why people can’t fucking shoot trump

franiel@franzesty

someone just fucking shoot trump and pence please for the love of god

fight fascism@xavierdoslan

god who is going to fucking shoot trump

Arthita@pepsicolafenty

can someone just fucking shoot trump already

seem@slutfeast

Can someone fucking shoot trump i dont get the big deal

weeblon musk@tankmains

SOMEONE FUCKING SHOOT TRUMP RIGHT NOW DO IT YALL WANT TO LEGALIZE GUNS ANYWAYS

Sensai@lee7morris

Someone better fucking shoot Trump

Gov Plates 🔜 MFF@modernsqueeze

Someone fucking shoot Trump

Sil@CuddIeMeHaroId

Can someone just fucking shoot Trump? Just take one for the team please I beg you

Natasha Gomez@natTOtheFETT

Someone needs to fucking shoot Trump in the face!

🌹🇧🇸🇩🇴@JeyMessiah

And someone fucking shoot trump already 🙄

qυєєη яσѕé 👑@jootybuice

I’m not at all an advocate for violence… But I shit you not somebody needs to fucking shoot trump

dad@cale6661

If the Philippiano wins this I will kill Donald trump myself.

Tony DiNozzo@tdinozzo1

If that happens I swear to God I’m gonna assasinate Trump.

👑 Genghis Kellz@KMJeezy

Hey guys Im going to kill Trump voter for constantly clearing his throat. See you guys in 5 to 20 years.

adora followed jennie@jungkookis21

can someone fucking kill trump already damn

knox@yolojoonjin

Can we fucking kill Trump before he destroys more of ‘murica?

L@loisgrace_

someone just fucking kill trump already

SPOOFIE 🎉🎃@Dinosaurflipflo

Someone needs to fucking kill Trump… STG 😥😧🔪🔫

beth@bethseager_

Can we fucking kill trump now or what

Jane@dre4mybizzle

Make America Great Again, just fucking kill trump already

OdontophiliacQueen@Odontophiliac

Just fucking kill trump, the world’ll be so much better off

☆joe-angel☆@trill6joey

can someone fucking kill trump?!

corey@coreylmao

someone fucking kill trump already

nate@kissmylipa

Can someone just fucking kill trump already

Tatz@tatzelfreeman

Please just fucking kill Trump already

madison 🧚🏼‍♀️@madisxnmarie

this breaks my heart

@alishaxchanel

CAN SOMEONE FUCKING KILL TRUMP

sw@ssaieeda

i can’t take it anymore!!!!someone take one for the team!!!! fucking kill trump already!!!!

🎃spoopy🐀ratte🎃@TerraDragon13

Somebody fucking kill trump and the GOP already jesus fucking christ

Spooky aili’ 🙂@Zhaili08

you stuck in a room with these three and got one bullet. Who you shooting?

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Juliette Green@juliette_lily

I’d fucking kill trump the straight out!! The idiot!!

carly^__^@gothfairys

someone fucking kill trump already

cumilf@FrickCamille

when are ppl gonna stop dickin around damn like fucking kill trump already and boo boo the fool mike pence…y’all lazy or what?

kri$py kreme@OGKRISPYKREME

Someone just fucking kill Trump already

Hyped for SMA5H@EternalFlameZBS

Somebody needs to fucking kill trump already i stg

danielle@danielleeeeep

Someone fucking kill trump already

mads@parkchayeoung

someone please shoot donald trump in the head

S.@teritoriaI

Someone please shoot Donald Trump during his speech

Leo Mendoza@leomendozaaaa

can someone please shoot Donald Trump please. thank you

wicked 🥀🎃🍂@cybershampain

can someone please shoot donald trump

❤️❤️❤️❤️@wvrmwater

Also can someone please shoot Donald Trump in the temple and set his vp ablaze?

☉JULIÁN☽@julianc667

Can someone please shoot Donald Trump today? I mean that’s what you do Merica.. kill presidents and shit

JB@tweeet_JB

Someone please shoot Donald Trump. Please

Daph@flowerxspirit

Can someone please shoot donald trump before we all die during WWIII ?!

twink-o-treat 🎃@homoalone

Somebody please shoot Donald Trump

Lady Elektra Brightside, Esq.@GroovyGams

Someone please shoot Donald Trump.

Steven Canals

@StevenCanals

Cisgender (non-trans) folks, now is the time for you to show up and be a Trans ally! What can you do? VOTE; donate resources to orgs like @LambdaLegal/@TransLawCenter/@TransEquality; use your voice to say, “Trans Rights are human rights!” Silence = complicit

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geraldine mulcahy@geraldinemulcah

Can someone please shoot trump

Danielle Custer@DanielleCuster4

1 rt I will kill Donald trump. (So not gonna happen cause no one is gonna rt😂)

LarryFisherman🐐@xShermm

Kill Donald Trump

💋🌚@_aaaassshhh_
Replying to @_aaaassshhh_

8. What’s the wildest thing you’ll do for $1,000,000🤔

destruction elf🧙🏼‍♀️@Chelapf

Kill Donald trump immedeately Jesus fucking Christ

CSPAN

@cspan

President Trump during California #SanctuaryCities Roundtable: “These aren’t people. These are animals.”

Full video here: https://cs.pn/2INPSJ4 

hayls // ia for a while@aureumborealis

kill Donald Trump send tweet

🌴Danielle Wolf🍹@daniellewolf

It’s time for the UN or some other humanitarian watch dog to deploy to the border and turn these people around. Until we get rid of this bigoted Administration these asylum seekers need to stay away from the border. They will keep taking their babies until they do.

🏳️‍🌈Pʀɪɴᴄᴇꜱꜱ ʟɪᴢᴢʏ🐨@cheryl_toni25

No it’s time for someone to kill Donald Trump LOL

Ken Duck@KenDuck11

Yes that’s an order.
Kill Donald trump by any.means

♆ Macaulay☻Sulkin♀@lordstoney

someone please kill Donald Trump

EXOviposition@ChrisRaley12

Someone kill Donald Trump already please.

Lee Williams@Sweet09Williams

somebody please kill Donald Trump

Amanda@Amandazulkar9

what would you do if the death note was in your possession?

MasitahArshad ‍@masitahArshd96

Kill donald trump ahhahahaha

Dae🌻@bhadgyal_

Please somebody take one for the team and kill Donald Trump!

d(emon)awn still loves halloween@dawnlovesdjh

If all crime was legal for one night…… what would you do?

αηηα 🎃🍂@coldbrewlesbian

i would kill donald trump oops

Oui Oui, Baguette@PedroOuro

Someone kill Donald Trump. Please.

Tori Reginé@_toriregine

someone needs to kill Donald trump

Savage@KillerKayla__

I really wanna kill Donald Trump

Flash Woof Zap Slash@NotThatGilbert

We should seriously just kill donald trump

commander_smiley_face@UnJoeMoss

I wish I could kill Donald Trump.

James@XCIXJames

Kill Donald Trump

nathan zed

@NathanZed

what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

$@sskyeet

important question:

what deeds would you try if you knew you couldn’t fail?

maria; mono@glosscfs

kill Donald trump

𝔏𝔞𝔲𝔯𝔢𝔫🦇@laurenhigs

someone make use of the dark web and hire a hitman to kill donald trump

Big Bank Frank🖤@FineAssFrankie

Kill Donald trump.

nathan zed

@NathanZed

what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

friendly memes@friendlyoldbot

Bonjour mate, you should try to kill Donald Trump.

 

GSN

@gaystarnews

Ehhhhh or maybe we don’t.https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/jane-fonda-have-empathy-trump/ 

Jane Fonda says we have to have ’empathy’ for Donald Trump

Actor and activist Jane Fonda said she doesn’t hate Donald Trump, and that we must have ’empathy’ for him and his supporters.

gaystarnews.com

LiberalRevolution@LiberalRevolut2

Love trumps hate, kill Donald trump 🇵🇸🇻🇪

shana | 4@wifeofhoran2

can someone just kill donald trump. like please i’m begging you

Zoe 🍯@zoehudson023

What if I dropped out of college and became a trained assassin so I could kill Donald Trump.

lexi@lexi_rawdon

can someone please kill donald trump, it’s been too long …

Spooky Leafy 🎃🍂@MidnightFireFo1

can someone,,, please kill donald trump,,,,,, thanks,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Erick 🇸🇻@ckirexreyes

Can someone shoot Donald trump already

lulu@tydolladelivers

someone please shoot donald trump please i’m begging

MOD-“MAN OF DREAMS” OUT NOW !!@Moddagod

IM BOUTTA BE IN WASHINGTON DC BORED I THINK BIG OPPORTUNITIES TODAY THOUGH

chocoalte_babyy 🍫@QueenRissen

I told you to shoot Donald trump

.@herein_theblack

just fucking kill trump already and leave my man johnny ALONE.

BuzzFeed

@BuzzFeed

People are furious that Johnny Depp joked about assassinating President Trump http://bzfd.it/2sYUofI 

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arachne🕷@ripqnace

Can El Chapo fucking Kill trump already?

NowThis

@nowthisnews

This is the president once again refusing to forcefully denounce white supremacists and neo-Nazis

fleur@FAlRYDVST

can someone fucking kill trump already LIKE HOW DID YOU ALL DO THIS TO THE WORLD

Bog Witch Jules@julesprom

“lgbts for trump”

Bog Witch Jules@julesprom

can someone fucking kill trump yet?

asking for a friend

gwenn@BasicGwenn

hey why doesn’t someone use their gun rights to fucking kill Trump

Gabo@Silvermender

what is america waiting for just fucking kill trump and his senate of vipers already lmao

milly #mono@btsgmfu

can someone fucking kill trump and his followers were in two thousand fucking seventeen we shouldn’t be going through this

Jess Gottleebiejeebies🔮@Jess1394

the Illuminati need to up their game and fucking kill Trump

Carl Morries 🐝🌻@Cam_1971b

ffs America put your love of guns to good use and fucking assassinate these assholes – then fucking kill Trump.

Matt McDermott

@mattmfm

Pennsylvania is facing a legitimate constitutional crisis: Republicans are defying an order by the state supreme court to redraw it’s partisan gerrymandered map. https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/958800532222726145 

baby d.@DasiahMariah

Can someone please fucking kill trump

Andy Slavitt

@ASlavitt

BREAKING: In the next 48 hours, the Trump Administration is planning to issue policy on how states can stop people from receiving Medicaid coverage if they don’t have a job.

And they plan to put this in action in their first state— Kentucky.

elizabeth@lizpalmiotto

SOMEONE FUCKING KILL TRUMP ALREADY. PLS. IM BEGGING U. IMPEACH HIM. SOMETHING.

Ryan@ryandschock

Can someone just fucking kill Trump already? Take one for the greater good. And the Kardashians too please

Gay Naught 🌰 @ライオン@GayestLion

When can we just fucking kill trump already

beth@bethseager_

Can we fucking kill trump now or what

uma@umawrnkl

SOMEONE PULL A JFK AND FUCKING KILL TRUMP ALREADY LIKE YOU CAN KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE IN SCHOOL BUT YOU CANT KILL THAT BASTARD WAKE UP AMERICA

s-pr 「haru」@s_pringdaisy

Someone better hire someone to fucking kill trump right now at this point at this very moment at this very second

Willow@Commissions Open@thedreamcreek

Someone fucking kill Trump rn, pls, if there is a God, SMITE HIM WITH BRIMSTONE AND LIGHTNING. PLEASE.

may.@Camila_For3ver

inside of isis DOING FUCKING SHIT AND KILLING PEOPLE , THEY SHOULD FUCKING KILL TRUMP AND HIS HOMOPHOBICS

vivid dreams@chrissy7175

someone needs to hurry up and fucking kill trump

Jeffery Woods@Jeffery1921

@lizskull I can’t find his house

Mia lizskull@lizskull

@Jeffery1921
Just fucking kill trump okay Jeffery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ally☽@SP00KYFUCKER

Someone fucking kill Donald trump already

Mika 🦁🍕@MikaEatsPizza

It’s official. I want to fucking kill Donald Trump.

X’O@lcastillo_lsd

El chapo needs to fucking kill Donald trump pinche put gringo

SheWillBeLoved@Stephanyy_Lovee

I wish el chapo would just fucking kill Donald Trump already.

Chloe@covinskydolans

Someone do us all a favour and just fucking kill Donald trump pls and thanks

leila@Leilamia21

don’t believe in capital punishment etc etc but can someone just fucking kill donald trump asap

Heather Madson@Heather_Madson

Someone’s gotta take one for the team and fucking kill Donald trump

liv4TAYDA❤️..@YUNGxHER

I WISH THEY JUST FUCKING KILL DONALD TRUMP‼️🙄

lisa tu@lisatuchainz

somONE FUCKING KILL DONALD TRUMP ALREADY PLEASE

Noemi Roman@noemiroman98

Someone needs to fucking kill Donald Trump already

El Fay🦋@Be_Lanaa

I really be wanting to fucking kill Donald !!

Gdizzle@gdizzlee

Fucking stab donald trump in the neck

LAVAGRL@aasha2k
Replying to @aasha2k

17. if the purge was real what you doing first?

lux n plush@theglitzyhive

can someone fucking stab donald trump PLEASE

bees, but gay@skeevie_nicks

will someone just fucking murder donald jonald trump already what’s taking so long

beef baby@ViscousMutt

Someone just needs to fucking murder Donald Trump

Whatever Forever@_BluntOpinions_

Can someone please just fucking murder Donald Trump already???

rigbone ✨@xhalfdoomed

can someone please just fucking murder Donald Trump.

🍂ewias🍁@DragonsPurr

someone fucking assasinate donald trump please

Dem Candidate Calls For Corporate Tax Rate to Be Increased to ’38 or 39 Percent’

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Just think what this big of a corporate tax hike will do to any jobs gained with President Trump’s tax cuts.

 

Kara Eastman, the Democratic candidate in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, said on Sunday that the corporate tax rate should be increased higher than it was prior to Republican tax cuts.

Eastman, who is part of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s competitive “Red to Blue” program, participated in a debate with incumbent Rep. Don Bacon (R., Neb.), where she slammed tax reform legislation passed by Republicans in the House and Senate and signed by President Donald Trump back in December. She castigated the reform, saying that it was intended to help the wealthy and corporations.

“The fact that the president is now even saying that we need middle class tax cuts shows that that tax bill didn’t cut taxes for the middle class,” Eastman said.

“We need to bring the corporate tax rate back up if not a little bit higher than what it was,” Eastman said. “I would support around 38 or 39 percent.”

Eastman has been an outspoken critic of the tax reform passed by Republicans in Congress, saying back in December that it is “dishonest” and “unpopular.”

“Under this tax bill, the deficit will skyrocket, with $1.5 trillion in debt being added over the next decade. This is tragic news for all Americans who care about fiscal responsibility and government accountability,” Eastman said on Facebook. “Any tax relief this will provide to the middle class is temporary. We should not support these policies. It’s time to vote those who do out of office in 2018!”

A few months after the tax reform was enacted, over 250 businesses offered wage increases, bonuses, and benefits citing tax reform for making this possible, the Washington Free Beaconreported.

The House Majority PAC, which has close ties to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), was originally scheduled to spend $228,000 on broadcast advertising and $18,000 on cable advertising in the Omaha market during the last couple weeks of October, but they decided to spend the money in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.

“Kara outraised her opponent by about $700,000 this quarter, and we have the resources we need to win this district,” Eastman campaign spokeswoman Heather Aliano said. “We are glad to see the House Majority PAC is shifting their resources to where they are needed the most so Democrats can take back the House on Election Day.”

 

 

KA-CHING! Kavanaugh Accuser Who Had ‘Nothing To Gain’ Raises Nearly $1 Million, Fields Book Offers

H/T Right Wing Folks.

If having nothing to gain means raking in a million or so dollars where do I sign up for nothing to gain?

When friendly Democrats questioned Christine Blasey Ford during Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings to the Supreme Court, they repeated a mantra that she had “nothing to gain” by putting forward accusations that Kavanaugh had fondled her at a drunken high school party 36 years ago.

“You had absolutely nothing to gain by bringing these facts to the Senate Judiciary Committee,” Sen. Dick Durbin said. California Sen. Kamala Harris thanked Ford for her “bravery,” adding “clearly [you] have nothing to gain for what you have done.”

Turns out that was all hooey.

“Ford stands to gain some $1 million and counting from national crowdfunding campaigns launched by friends and other supporters, while she is said to be fielding book offers,” Real Clear Investigations wrote on Monday.

The potential seven-figure windfall, which she says she intends to cash in on – while still asking donors for more money – has some questioning her motivation for accusing the conservative judge after 35 years of silence, and whether it goes beyond personal or even political justice. Others worry the largesse sets a dangerous precedent: Crowdfunding, which unlike political donations is unregulated, could be routinely used in the future as a bounty for providing political dirt on opponents.

Two GoFundMe accounts have raised more than $842,000 for Ford, and the money is still coming in weeks after she testified and left the spotlight. The total does not include a third account collecting $120,000 for an academic endowment in her name.

“The costs for security, housing, transportation and other related expenses are much higher than we anticipated and they do not show signs of letting up,” Ford said in a recent statement posted on the GoFundMe page of the “Help Christine Blasey Ford” campaign, which is still bringing in donations. “Funds received via this account will be used to help us pay for these mounting expenses.”

GoFundMe spokeswoman Katherine Cichy told RealClearInvestigations (RCI) that Ford and her husband “can withdraw as much as they want whenever they want for any purpose. Payments would be electronically deposited into the Fords’ bank account within two to five business days of initiating withdrawals.”

But Ford didn’t have many expenses. All of her legal fees and a polygraph examination were paid for by Democratic attorneys assigned to her by the Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, RCI wrote. And “panel Democrats were allotted half of a $1 million committee fund for transportation, security, investigations and other expenses associated with the tumultuous confirmation process. The Senate Sergeant at Arms and Capitol Police also provided ‘heightened security’ for Ford.”

Real Clear Investigations reported:

“Her lawyers said they were representing her on a pro-bono basis. Why does she need all of this money?” said an attorney familiar with the committee’s investigation into her allegations, adding that the funds were originally set up to help pay her legal bills.

An Open Letter To Piers Morgan

H/T Bearing Arms.

Piers Morgan summed himself up really well in his tweet an ignorant foreigner.

Piers Morgan can probably be excused for being anti-gun. After all, he’s not American. He’s a British subject, which means he didn’t grow up in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

However, what he can’t be excused for is continuing to interject himself into the gun debate despite all that. The latest example of his efforts is a simple tweet. It’s enough that I feel like I need to respond, not just for me but for all of us.

Piers Morgan

@piersmorgan

Dear America,
I know this is a crazy idea from an ignorant foreigner – but why don’t you just TRY giving up some of your guns, to see what happens?
Start with the AR-15, which is now used in almost every mass shooting. Make it more difficult, not easier, for lunatics to murder.

Dear Piers,

To answer your question in the above tweet, about why we don’t just TRY giving up some of our guns to see what happens, I’m afraid that my answer, as an American, is “no.”

The reasons are many, but I’ll touch on a few of them.

For one thing, we’ve tried it. The National Firearms Act of 1934 put heavy restrictions on a number of firearms, basically making it very difficult to obtain certain guns, including machine guns. Guess what happened? Not much of anything. Criminals continued to get the machine guns despite lawmakers’ best efforts.

Then we had the Gun Control Act of 1964 which made it more difficult for people to get guns. It didn’t stop the criminals, mind you, just the law-abiding citizens who jumped through the hoops.

Do you know what we found? We found that when we started to liberalize gun laws, crime actually went down. Now, that’s a correlation and correlation doesn’t equal causation, but if more guns led to more crime, the correlation would have gone the other way. It didn’t. In fact, despite the current anti-gun hysteria, crime rates continue to trend downward.

That alone would have been enough grounds to disagree with you.

However, there’s yet another one, one that I’m sure that you won’t understand as a British subject. After all, many Americans don’t get it either, and that’s how we don’t give up rights because they’re unpleasant or inconvenient. I know that the UK prosecuted a guy for teaching a pug to make a Hitler salute. You guys aren’t huge on rights over there, and a lot of Americans aren’t either, I’m afraid.

But for a lot of us, we jealously guard our rights, especially the right to keep and bear arms. Many of us, myself included, wouldn’t be remotely interested in giving up even some of our guns even if you could demonstrate hard proof that doing so would reduce all crime, not just mass shootings. It’s not because we’re immune to the sorrow people feel after such atrocities, but because we recognize that even if we banned AR-15s outright, there would still be mass shootings. Santa Fe High School should be ample proof of that.

So no, I don’t think we’re going to give up some of our guns.

You have every right to disagree with that, but we don’t care. We’re not subjects, people who forfeit their rights at the whim of Parliment. We’re Americans with rights enshrined and protected in the Constitution.

If you don’t like it, that’s fine, but do consider just going the hell away. We fought an entire war to make it clear that England had no say in American politics, so we don’t really care about your thoughts on the subject.

Don’t go away mad, Piers. Just go away.

Trump’s midterm campaign could yield an unexpected ending

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Comment by Jim Campbell

October 30, 2018

It should come as no surprise that Trump standing up for law and order even when the “Soup de Jour” are directed toward progressive/Democrats.

That’s the type of president Donald Trump is.

The sounds from the media and leftist politicians are completely mute.

Why is that?

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