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Republicans should jump to push for our security and self-defense
Daniel Horowitz · August 7, 2019   


This time last year, we were well into the border crisis, which has spawned a massive gang, drug, and criminal alien crisis, not to mention a huge fiscal drain on Americans. Republicans had control of all three branches of government and refused to act on anything from the border wall and drug cartels to sanctuary cities and transnational gangs. Fast-forward to a year later, and they still have done nothing, but they did give Democrats everything they wanted on the budget, which destroyed our leverage on every issue. Now, they finally found an urgency to act on public safety, but only in the exactly wrong way. They have now agreed to the entire premise of the Left on guns.

There is no middle ground. You either believe guns kill and that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens helps public safety, or you believe it is evil people who kill and that letting out bad guys from prison while taking away guns is a recipe for Baltimore. Republicans have long believed the latter, and the issues of guns and crime were the only issues where Republicans have held the line this past generation. Now, in one fell swoop, they have joined the Left on “criminal justice reform,” aka jailbreak, and are attacking guns as the source of the violence problem. The zeal they never exhibited to act on senseless murders committed by people who should never have been in the country is now evident in casting a wide net on constitutional liberties and due process.

In July, I called for Republicans to stay in session all of August to focus on a safety and security agenda for our border and to counter sanctuary cities. Now, while they didn’t decide to come back to town yet, GOP leaders have already tasked members with plans to immediately push for gun control in September, including bills to take away guns without due process while echoing and legitimizing the entire Democrat thesis on this issue. As Rep. Thomas Massie said on my podcast this week, so-called “red flag” laws will violate due process for a large number of people. This is all about going after objects, not dangerous people...............


https://www.conservativereview.com/news/republicans-jump-push-security-self-defense/

Insane!  What Trump neeeded to do was stand firm and call the shooting what it was evil.   He shouldn't have said anything about white nationalist.  I don't even think that idiot was part of any group.  He was just evil.  Evil exists.  They got Trump by the balls now.  I doubt we can even talk about border security now without Democrats calling us White Nationalists.
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“When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it,” Trump told Playboy in a 1990 interview. “Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength.”

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Re: Republicans should jump to push for our security and self-defense
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 12:40:06 AM »
Pretty good article, but I disagree with a couple points:

Toughening sentences for gun and other violent felons

Ignoring the abuse of grammar, a felony is a felony.  The tool used shouldn't be an issue.

pass right-to-carry reciprocity legislation

Reciprocity?  We already have the right to carry.  The Constitution doesn't give Congress the authority to take that away, and the 2nd precludes the states, et al, from doing the same.  Reciprocity implies that our right to arm bears can be limited in the first place.  If only the founders had clearly stated this from the beginning.
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Re: Republicans should jump to push for our security and self-defense
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 12:57:39 AM »
Pretty good article, but I disagree with a couple points:

Toughening sentences for gun and other violent felons

Ignoring the abuse of grammar, a felony is a felony.  The tool used shouldn't be an issue.

pass right-to-carry reciprocity legislation

Reciprocity?  We already have the right to carry.  The Constitution doesn't give Congress the authority to take that away, and the 2nd precludes the states, et al, from doing the same.  Reciprocity implies that our right to arm bears can be limited in the first place.  If only the founders had clearly stated this from the beginning.


Good article, yes.  I had to go back and look at that portion again.  It did say gun and other violent crimes.  But point taken.

I can't understand why Trump has let them walk all over him on this.
BEIJING — The comment was made behind closed doors, and appeared to be in jest: President Trump told donors on Saturday that China’s president, Xi Jinping, was now “president for life,” and added: “I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll want to give that a shot someday.”

“When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it,” Trump told Playboy in a 1990 interview. “Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength.”


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