NY Creates 30-Day Waiting Period for Firearms and Bans Bump Stocks

H/T AmmoLand.

This 30 day waiting period seems excessive and will most likely to be challenged in court.

Little Andy Cuomo is a little late with a bump stock ban.

Albany, New York –-(Ammoland.com)- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a mandatory 30-day waiting period for a purchase of a gun when the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) doesn’t instantly approve the buyer.

“For too long gun violence has plagued communities across our nation and while the federal government turns a blind eye, New York continues leading the way forward to protect our families and our children,” Cuomo said in a statement at the bill’s signing.

Contrary to the name, NICS is not always instant.

When a gun dealer runs the background on the buyer of a firearm, the system will return one of three results. Approval means the buyer passed the background check. Denied says the purchaser failed the background check.

The third result, delayed, means that the FBI needs more time to complete the check. The delay could be for any number of reasons. One of the most common causes of a delay is because the buyer has a common name. Chris Johnson is a name that usually gets a person delayed.

Now gun buyers in the Empire State will face delays up to 30 days for the NICS shortcomings. Under the current law, dealers have to wait for three days before completing the sale of a firearm to a customer if the FBI still has not completed the background check.

Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris, D-Queens sponsored the bill. He believes that the new waiting period will save lives by keeping guns out of the hands of those that are ineligible to own firearms.

“Common sense gun safety reform will save lives, period. Stronger background checks will keep guns away from dangerous people,” Gianaris said at the signing ceremony.

Another of the bill’s sponsor, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, said that the FBI needs more time to complete background checks, and the current time frame is insufficient.

“This law will build on our already strong gun laws by ensuring that law enforcement has sufficient time to complete a background check without impinging on the rights of law-abiding citizens,” Paulin said of the new law.

Lawmakers claimed the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina in 2015 inspired them to pass the bill. A white supremacist entered the church and murdered nine parishioners in cold blood.

The members of the New York legislator falsely claim that the shooter was able to buy the gun used before the FBI completed his background check. They claim if there were a 30-day delay, the FBI would have prevented the murderer from getting a handgun.

The truth is the FBI approved the purchase of the gun even though the killer was a prohibited person. He had a conviction on a felony drug charge. An unnamed FBI examiner turned up the arrest, but FBI did not have a record of the conviction. If South Carolina had a law similar to New York’s new law, it would have not prevented the shooting.

Cuomo also signed into law a second bill that bans the possession, manufacture, transportation, shipment, and sale of any items that accelerates the firing rate of firearms, rifles or shotguns.

The bill mostly concentrates on bump stocks and comes on the hills of the federal bump stock ban. Multiple gun rights groups are challenging the federal ban in the courts. The ATF changed the definition of a machine gun to avoid a showdown in Congress.

The New York legislature is using the Las Vegas shooting as justification as to why this law is needed. The Sen. Luis Sepúlveda, D-Bronx goes as far as calling devices that accelerate the rate of fire as “military weapons.”

There is absolutely no need for military-grade weaponry on the streets nor homes of New York,” said Sepúlveda.

The new law is vague when it comes to devices other than bump stocks. It leaves binary triggers and even match grade triggers in legal limbo. If no clarity is given on those items it could make citizens of New York unwitting felons overnight.

Both new laws will go into effect in 45 days from the signing.

Federal Judge Took Democrats’ Russia Collusion Lawsuit Against The Trump Campaign To The Woodshed

H/T Town Hall.

Judge John Koeltl is a Clinton appointee and he ruled against DemocRats.

It’s another day of winning for the Trump White House. A federal judge just tossed the Democratic National Committee’s lawsuit alleging Russian interference in the 2016 election. It was a sore loser legal push. Some Russians might have met with Trump officials, which means there was a conspiracy. Nope. The report filed by ex-Special Counsel Robert Mueller totally axed that narrative, noting that there was no evidence that any collusion occurred. With that, the report totally debunked most of the already unverified Trump dossier, which started this circus in the first place. The document was an opposition research project funded by the Democrats and the Hillary Clinton campaign, which hired Fusion GPS to get dirt on Trump. Fusion hired ex-MI6 spook Christopher Steele to compile this file that was reportedly used as credible evidence to secure a FISA spy warrant against former Trump campaign official Carter Page. That’s a whole other off-ramp story along the massive highway that is the Russian collusion myth.

Back to the lawsuit, the judge was quite clear, there was no wrongdoing on behalf of the Trump campaign since they didn’t break any laws concerning obtaining the information from the Wikileaks dump. Those emails from John Podesta and the Clinton campaign aired out a lot of dirty laundry and made things quite awkward on the eve of their 2016 convention in Philadelphia. In short, the judge, a Clinton appointee, took a hatchet to the Democrats’ case, saying it was divorced from the facts (via Fox News):

A federal judge in frank terms Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against key members of the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over hacked DNC documents, saying they “did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place” and therefore bore no legal liability for disseminating the information.

The ruling came as Democrats increasingly have sought to tie the Trump team to illegal activity in Russia, in spite of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings that the campaign in fact refused multiple offers by Russians to involve them in hacking and disinformation efforts.

The DNC asserted in court filings that the Trump team’s meetings “with persons connected to the Russian government during the time that the Russian GRU agents were stealing the DNC’s information” were “circumstantial evidence” that they were conspiring with the Russians to “steal and disseminate the DNC’s materials.”

Thet suit did not allege that the stolen materials were false or defamatory but rather sought to hold the Trump team and other defendants liable for the theft of the DNC’s information under various Virginia and federal statutes, including laws protecting trade secrets.

However, Judge John Koeltl, a Bill Clinton appointee sitting in the Southern District of New York, wrote in his 81-page opinion Tuesday that the DNC’s argument was “entirely divorced” from the facts.

The DNC first filed its suit in April 2018, and the defendants responded that the First Amendment legally protected the dissemination of stolen materials.

“In short, the DNC raises a number of connections and communications between the defendants and with people loosely connected to the Russian Federation, but at no point does yhe DNC allege any facts … to show that any of the defendants — other than the Russian Federation — participated in the theft of the DNC’s information,” Koeltl said.

“Nor does the DNC allege that the defendants ever agreed to help the Russian Federation steal the DNC’s documents,” he added.

The DNC claimed the defendants illegally compromised their trade secrets contained in some of the stolen documents — including donor lists and strategies. But, the judge said, any such claim to trade secrecy was lost when the documents became public in the first place, and in any event, the newsworthiness of the matter trumped the trade secrecy issue.

Oh, and it gets even more brutal, as Fox added that even if the Russians had provided the information from the hack directly to the Trump team, it would not be illegal since the campaign proper did not participate with the electronic intrusion.

Being a Racist Is Easy Today

H/T Town Hall.

The left is calling everyone a racist for everything.

The term racist has lost its meaning.

It is so bad Spartacus Booker said President Trump is worse than racist whatever that means.

Years ago, it was hard to be a racist. You had to be fitted for and spend money on a white gown and don a pointy hat. You celebrated racism by getting some burlap, wrapping it around a cross, setting it ablaze and dancing around it carrying torches. Sometimes, as did Lester Maddox, you had to buy axe handles for yourself and your supporters to wield to forcibly turn away black customers from your restaurant. Or, as in the case of Theophilus “Bull” Connor, you had to learn to direct fire hoses and vicious police attack dogs against civil rights demonstrators.

Younger racists, along with their parents, had to memorize poems for whenever a black student showed up for admission to their high school or college. For example, “Two, four, six, eight, we don’t want to integrate!” Of course, there were a host of racial slurs and epithets that could be hurled, with impunity, at any black person in your presence. In earlier times, you didn’t have to be sophisticated, but it took a bit of work, to be a racist.

Today, all that has changed. To be a racist today takes little effort. For example, one can sit back in his easy chair and declare that he’s for across-the-board tax cuts. That makes you a racist. If you don’t believe me, think back to 1994 when the Republican-led Congress pushed for a tax-cut measure. Former U.S. House of Representatives member Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., denouncing the Republicans’ plan before a Manhattan audience as a form of modern-day racism said: “It’s not ‘spic’ or ‘n—–‘ anymore. (Instead,) they say, ‘Let’s cut taxes.'” A few months later, he compared the GOP’s “Contract with America” to measures in Nazi Germany saying, “Hitler wasn’t even talking about doing these things.”

One can be labeled a racist through a set of “microaggressions” listed in “Diversity in the Classroom, UCLA Diversity & Faculty Development” from 2014.

Here are a few statements one should avoid: “You are a credit to your race.” “Wow! How did you become so good in math?” “There is only one race, the human race.” “I’m not racist. I have several Black friends.” “As a woman, I know what you go through as a racial minority.”

But most instances of microaggressions are less overt. There are college microaggressions such as a male student rolling his eyes when a female student speaks, or people not wanting to be in study groups with those of different races.

Perhaps the easiest way to be labeled a racist is to suggest that a wall be built on our border with Mexico in order to keep people from Mexico and points south from entering our nation illegally. Also, a slam-dunk charge of racism is to say that the standard practice of separating children from parents is Nazi-like. But imagine you are stopped with your child in the car and charged with a DUI in any of our 50 states. You’re going to be arrested and your child taken to protective child services. The identical practice on our southern border becomes racism.

As veteran journalist Brit Hume said about the uproar over President Donald Trump’s latest bomb-throwing: “Trump’s ‘go back’ comments were nativist, xenophobic, counterfactual and politically stupid. But they simply do not meet the standard definition of racist, a word so recklessly flung around these days that its actual meaning is being lost.” The president cleaned up his remarks a few days later saying: “These are people that hate our country. If you’re not happy in the U.S., if you’re complaining all the time, very simply, you can leave.” By the way, leaving isn’t Trump’s idea. Many leftists pledged to flee America altogether if Trump were elected president.

The bottom line is that when leftists have no other winning argument, they falsely accuse others of racism. Republicans cower at the charge and often give the leftists what they want. Black Americans who are octogenarians, or nearly so, need to explain what true racism is, not to correct white liberals but to inform young black people.

Rob ‘Meathead’ Reiner Wants You to Know ALL Trump Voters are Racist

H/T Godfather Politics.

The Meathead needs to just STFU and go away.

The Meathead is a has been.

We are once again reminded that Hollywood hates you, America, this time with Hollywood elite Rob “Meathead” Reiner saying that he thinks ALL Trump voters are racists.

Also, like all liberals, Reiner is lying when he says that Trump has made it clear that is re-election campaign is an appeal to “white nationalism.”

As he often does, Meathead jumped to spread his hate-filled, leftist propaganda on his overheated Twitter account, Monday.

“The President of the United States is a racist. He’s made it abundantly clear his re-election is based on white nationalism,” Reiner wrote. “If you support him, there can be no distinction between you being a racist and a racist enabler. They are the same.”

Rob Reiner

@robreiner

The President of the United States is a racist. He’s made it abundantly clear his re-election is based on white nationalism. If you support him, there can be no distinction between you being a racist and a racist enabler. They are the same.

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The film director added that Trump’s mind is “infested” with lies and bigotry.

“Donald Trump’s mind is infested. With racism, with misogyny, with lies, with bigotry, with hate,” he wrote.

Rob Reiner

@robreiner

Donald Trump’s mind is infested. With racism, with misogyny, with lies, with bigotry, with hate.

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Folks, make no mistake. This is what EVERY Hollywood leftist thinks about you. Trump has nothing to do with it. They have always thought this of you, even well before Trump.

As Breitbart News reported, Reiner’s penchant for calling Americans racists has been raging for some time.

It is not the first time that Reiner has attacked Trump’s millions of supporters as racist. In March, he argued that those involved in his “insidious cult” were condoning “white supremacy.”

“The President of the United States is a racist. He supports and promotes white supremacy & white nationalism,” he wrote at the time. “If you are part of this insidious cult, you condone that. Period.”

Last year, the Stand By Me director also declared that Trump’s supporters were “frightened to death over the browning of America” in response to his administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

“What we’re doing in the United States of America is inhuman,” he told MSNBC. “[Trump] launched his campaign basically saying, ‘Mexicans are rapists and murderers.’ That’s what he is still selling. It’s the only thing he can sell to that racist base of his. The people who support him are frightened to death of the browning of America.”

But one has to wonder about Reiner’s criteria for determining who is a racist and who is not.

After all, he made a film glorifying one of the worst, most coarse racists who ever sat in the White House with his film LBJ about the life of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

It was Johnson who said that if he passed the Civil Rights bill, “I’ll have those n***ers voting Democrat for the next 200 years.” And who attacked Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by saying, “What is that g*ddamned n***er preacher doing to me?

And that was only two tiny examples. LBJ spent a lifetime erupting in expletive-laden, racist comments like that. And yet, there was big supporter Robe Reiner lionizing LBJ is a movie.

I guess that makes Reiner a supporter of a racist, and therefore a racist himself? It would if he were intellectually honest.