TTAG Daily Digest: The Scotts’ Consequences, Bloomberg’s Lament and a Matter of Commitment

http://digitalVermont Gov. Phil Scott.vpr.net/post/4-issues-candidate-phil-scott-guns-taxes-marijuana-and-health-care

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The ground is shifting on gun control. Vermont is a sign.

The Scotts will need to be taught an electoral lesson . . .

That Mr. Scott is facing reelection in November makes his swivel in support of these gun-control measures all the more noteworthy. He, like Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), who is making a bid for the Senate, seems to have made the political calculation that crossing the national gun lobby runs less risk than opposing laws supported by the public on gun violence prevention.

There is movement in other states to enact gun violence prevention bills; seven states now ban bump stocks, and Maryland is on track to become the eighth state with a red-flag law. So it’s about time for Congress and the White House to ask the question posed by Mr. Scott: Are they doing everything they can to protect our kids?

courtesy sportingjournalradio.com

Now Marion Hammer’s set her sights on YETI

There’s always RTIC and ORCA, Pelican, Grizzly . . .

The National Rifle Association is targeting YETI after the Texas-based maker of high-dollar cups and coolers dropped its sponsorship of the Friends of NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction events around the country, according to an alert issued by NRA Florida lobbyist Marion Hammer.

The YETI coolers “have been a hot item for sportsmen” at the events for years, according to Hammer’s alert.

“Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The NRA Foundation saying they no longer wish to be an NRA vendor, and refused to say why. They will only say they will no longer sell products to The NRA Foundation. That certainly isn’t sportsmanlike. In fact, YETI should be ashamed. They have declined to continue helping America’s young people enjoy outdoor recreational activities. These activities enable them to appreciate America and enjoy our natural resources with wholesome and healthy outdoor recreational and educational programs,” the alert reads. “In this day and age, information is power. We thought you needed this information.”

 

courtesy nypost.com and AFP/Getty

DOE: Students will be penalized for taking part in half-day gun protest

Actions have consequences . . .

The DOE offered a reprieve to kids who took part in a brief national walkout on the issue in March after the Feb. 14 high-school massacre in Parkland, Fla., with Mayor Bill de Blasio voicing his support for the 17-minute protest.

But DOE spokesperson Miranda Barbot said Thursday that kids who take part in Friday’s walkout, which is being supported through a grant by the American Federation of Teachers, will not get any special pardon.

“We support student participation in civic engagement and advocacy, and encourage schools to facilitate opportunities for respectful discussions on current events,” Barbot said. “We are aware of the planned full-day walkout and schools will follow standard attendance policies.”

courtesy cnn.com and Getty

Joe Biden honors student who was shot twice while stopping a rape

There came a point where he saw his best friend and high school teammate trying to open a door because he heard a girl scream behind it.
After a fight against the door, it finally opened. The two men saw a frightened woman and a man who appeared to be trying to assault her. Richard helped scare the perpetrator away, but it wasn’t over. Richard, a linebacker and captain of his university’s football team, chased the man to the front yard where an altercation began. Aina was alongside him.
The man was carrying a gun. And even though the man was slowly backing away, Richard and police say the man pulled his gun and fired three rounds.
“I knew right then and there,” Richard said. “Once he reached for his waist I kind of figured.”
Two of those three bullets struck Richard, one in each leg. Both bullets missed major arteries and bones by millimeters, according to a SUNY Cortland press release.

courtesy cbsnews.com

‘There’s no leadership’ on gun reform, says Michael Bloomberg

Mayor Mike isn’t happy, and that makes us happy . . .

“I think there’s no leadership on keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, minors, and people with psychiatric problems, which this country should be ashamed that we’re not doing,” Bloomberg told “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan.

For years, since his tenure as New York’s mayor, Bloomberg has been outspoken in calling for legislation to combat gun violence. He has backed Everytown for Gun Safety, which has pushed for changes to background checks and limits on gun sales. …

“I think all of us have a responsibility between now and then, call your congressman, call your senator, and say we want you to do something about this. I don’t want to have my child at risk. I don’t want to personally be at risk from crazy people with — should, who shouldn’t have guns,” Bloomberg said.

Has Parkland changed Americans’ views on guns?

As always, it comes down to who’s more motivated. And that’s a battle the pro-gun side has always won . . .

There are mixed signs that gun-control supporters will have more sway at the ballot box. Support for new gun laws has grown among Democratic-leaning groups as well as swing-voting demographics. But at the same time, people who strongly prioritize new gun laws are no more likely to say they’re certain to vote in this November’s elections than the public overall (58 percent each).

In addition, while 41 percent of those who strongly prioritize new gun laws say agreeing with a congressional candidate on gun policy is “extremely important,” a larger 50 percent of those who strongly prioritize gun rights say the same.

comments

  1. avatar davida says:

    taking rights should allways fail

  2. avatar former water walker says:

    So mini me(RIP Vern Troyer) bloomie is all twittwerpatted?!? Good…at least when I was a yout WE walked out over Vietnam. These little turds want to lose their rights…and f##k Yeti. You’re abominable😡

    1. avatar Ed Schrade says:

      Unless I am mistaken, Yeti is based out of Austin. The city of Austin is comparable to Hollywood. Full of liberal idiots and a shame of Texas. I sent an e mail to Yeti and asked them how smart of a move it was to piss off over a hundred million sportsman and hunters and that the stupid liberals are not the ones that purchase the majority of Yeti products. Ni answer so far.

  3. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    Ole Crash and Burn,Scott/RINO of Vermont will soon have plenty of time to race his car at Thunder Road as he won’t make the primary as the result of violating his campaign promises,oath of office and both Constitutions,Vermont and federal.

    https://www.vermontgetsstern.org/#

    State Right to Bear Arms in Vermont

    Chapter I, Article 16 of the Vermont Constitution states:

    That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence [sic] of themselves and the State – and as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to and governed by the civil power.

    1. avatar Aaron M. Walker says:

      Ahh, That sounds similar to Massachusetts state Constitution. But Militant Authoritarian DemoCommies in Massachusetts pay no attention to the Bill of Rights in any constitution…To busy Banning, Prohibiting, restricting, reasoning away all constitutional rights in the name of public safety and the state! That’s what’s called infringements boys and girls…And with the police enforcing unconstitutional infringements with force of arms, or arrest….That’s called an Authoritarian Police-State….The very definition of tyranny…….

      1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

        It’s a bit of what it does codify and not.

        Challengers Of High-Capacity Magazine Ban Look To 1777 To Strengthen Their Case
        One of the most hard Left publications in Vermont.

        Vermont Law School professor Jared Carter said there’s a good reason for this legal strategy:

        “I think it is possible that the Vermont Supreme Court could interpret the Vermont Constitution to provide more protection to the right to bear arms than the federal Constitution,” Carter said.

        Unlike the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms in Vermont is untethered from language about a well-regulated militia. The first clause of Article 16 states, simply, “That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence [sic] of themselves and the State.”

        Caledonia County Sen. Joe Benning — a practicing attorney who voted against the magazine ban, but is not involved in the lawsuit — said the plaintiffs do have at least one thing going for them: Even if the state can prove a compelling interest, Benning said it has to show that the law has been “narrowly drawn,” and “directly related to what the compelling state interest is.”

        “And that’s where I think the trouble will begin [for the state],” Benning said.

        The law bans the sale or purchase of rifle magazines that carry more than 10 rounds, or pistol magazines that carry in excess of 15 rounds. But it doesn’t ban the possession or use of magazines already in existence, which means the tens or perhaps hundreds of thousands of high-capacity magazines already in circulation can continue to be lawfully used.

        Benning said if the state’s rationale for imposing the ban is public safety, then it will be hard-pressed to show the court how that public safety is served when the law does nothing to address the high-capacity magazines already in existence.

        “So I think there are questionable grounds as to whether it is narrowly drawn … to meet the state’s compelling interest,” Benning said. “If you had banned them outright, and just left it at that, it probably would have been a lot more narrowly drawn to meet the problem that’s perceived.”

        http://digital.vpr.net/post/challengers-high-capacity-magazine-ban-look-1777-strengthen-their-case#stream/0

        There is going to be a wholesale change of the Governor and a large percentage of the legislature,
        it’s not a threat rater a promise.

        https://www.vermontgetsstern.org/#

    2. avatar Scott says:

      WRITE IN TARL WARWICK, aka STYXHEXENHAMMER666

      I’m 100% serious btw.

  4. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    Mayor Mike …. “I think there’s no leadership on keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, minors, and people with psychiatric problems…”

    Perhaps if Bloomie & his astroturf minions spent less time getting people all wee-wee’d up over misguided bans on people who haven’t done anything, we’d have made more progress. There’s been plenty of leadership on keeping guns out of the hands of criminals & etc. … Blommie & his bots have been unwilling to follow. Sad.

    He has backed Everytown for Gun Safety, which has pushed for changes to background checks and limits on gun sales. …

    See, nothing in there about criminals, minors, and psychiatric problems. The changes we need to background checks aren’t extending them to people who don’t have psychiatric problems, but making them work, when people *do* have psychiatric problems. Or criminal history. Or are on a “watch list” not being “watched.”

    Or maybe follow up on people who are prohibited from buying a gun, who try anyway.

    “I think all of us have a responsibility between now and then, call your congressman, call your senator, and say we want you to do something about this….”

    I don’t see the word “useful.” in there. Bloomie just wants to cut down on the roughly 2.5 million successful DGUs each year, in aid of “something must be done.” If yr gonna do is gonna get people killed, be a bit more certain what you do is going to do some good.

  5. avatar BierceAmbrose says:

    Don’t step in the leadership.

  6. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    Actually, bloomie is right. If the left were as concerned with prosecuting actual criminals and keeping people who are mentally defective to the point of being dangerous confined and/or properly treated, we would likely have less of these problems. We learned that from Parkland too with that lovely failed Obama policy.

    1. avatar Ansel Hazen says:

      The “Promise” program.

  7. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    FWIW, I can personally vouch for RTIC products, I have two of their coolers and several other products. Just bought a dry bag for camping and boating. Less than half the price of a yeti.

  8. avatar Helms Deep says:

    Gee Whizzz …. thanks Dan , late to the party , as usual.

    Bloggers have been talking about this crap for a MONTH !

    TTAG – Ammoland and other wanna-be ‘ gun info sites ‘ ……. Ignored it … until ……………. AFTER THE FUCKING LAWS WERE PASSED !

    Fudds and N.R.A. —- Perfect Together !

  9. avatar Re says:

    Was looking at yeti coolers today at Cabelas. If yeti is going anti 2nd I’m not buying! I would say Cabelas should pull them from the shelves.

    1. avatar CTstooge says:

      Yet another brand (like Under Armour) built by hunters and anglers. Tossed overboard once millennials and soccer moms start buying.

    2. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      Cabela’s has their own line of Yeti type coolers,that are every bit as good as yeti,if not better features,they could very easily drop yeti and offer their’s and not suffer a loss in sales.

  10. avatar B-Rad says:

    Oh no, Marion Hammer is protesting a company funding her fat NRA consulting gig.

    From the website:
    Friends of NRA is the blockbuster fundraising program under The NRA Foundation. Since day one, it has been a 100% grassroots effort fueled by a united front to secure the Second Amendment and raise money for the shooting sports. Nothing makes a Friends of NRA event more unique than the 13,000 dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to make these events happen and the generous attendees and donors who support their efforts.

    You can’t be 100% grassroots and be looking for corporate sponsors, just another NRA FUD campaign. Go GOA or goa home, get it, get it, its punny.

    1. avatar Rick says:

      Its a pretty common thing, its called astroturfing, big organizations get corporate donations, then do local events to further raise money. They mostly do what they say, just paper over the fact they’re big corporate concerns.

  11. avatar tmm says:

    The Hammer “alert” sounds a little vindictive. The NRA should spend more time (hell, some) defending the second amendment and less time punishing enemies and calling for new regs.

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      Not surprisingly,Negotiating Rights Away since 1934 and filling the coffers for Wayne,Chris,Marion and Mac-Ack.

  12. avatar Ironicatbest/ says:

    I don’t need this dopamine. Tame the Monster.

  13. avatar MikeJH121 says:

    The WP tag line is “Democracy Dies in the Dark” Should be, “Democracy dies at the Post.” In fact it dies in the media. Freedom OF, not from religion, ignored. If the state cannot “preach” in schools, then they cannot stop speech in schools, yet there are safe spaces from hate speech, defined as anything that “they” disagree with.

    Freedom of the press they yell, unless it is Fox or on the right.

    And these Statists wonder about the 2nd and the eventual fight against Tyranny. They want to become the tyrants. They call Trump Hitler, while wanting him to ban guns. “My hypocrisy only goes so far” comes to mind. Yet they are blind to their own.

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      @ MikeJH121

      “The WP tag line is “Democracy Dies in the Dark” Should be, “Democracy dies at the Post.” In fact it dies in the media. Freedom OF, not from religion, ignored. If the state cannot “preach” in schools, then they cannot stop speech in schools, yet there are safe spaces from hate speech, defined as anything that “they” disagree with.

      Freedom of the press they yell, unless it is Fox or on the right.

      And these Statists wonder about the 2nd and the eventual fight against Tyranny. They want to become the tyrants. They call Trump Hitler, while wanting him to ban guns. “My hypocrisy only goes so far” comes to mind. Yet they are blind to their own.”

      Mike,You Nailed It !

  14. avatar Gun Owning American says:

    I like it when bloomie’s sad.

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      B-Loon-Berg can eat Chit and…… for all I care.

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