Cruz Forces Democratic Opponent to Repeatedly Claim He Supports Second Amendment – His Views on Gun Control Suggest Otherwise
“I fully support the Second Amendment,” O’Rourke continued to say.
O’Rourke is an advocate of numerous anti-gun policies, including banning magazines over the standard capacity, and he is against concealed carry reciprocity, according to his website. O’Rourke is also an advocate of banning the sale of AR-15s — he faced backlash when he said they should not be sold in America.
“I just don’t think we should be selling AR-15s in this country. That weapon was designed for one purpose and one purpose only, to kill people as effectively and as efficiently as possible on the battlefield,” O’Rourke told CBS regarding AR-15s. “It has no place in our streets, in our schools, in our concerts, in our movie theaters. We should not be selling that to civilians.”
“Modest and reasonable.” Good luck, Canucks . . .
The Liberal government is poised to pass new firearms legislation — changes to the country’s firearms regime that Ottawa says are “modest” but necessary reforms to reduce the frequency of violent gun crime.
In the last election, the Liberal Party vowed to reverse a decade’s worth of Conservative changes to gun rules they claim bolstered firearm-related crime. Bill C-71, introduced by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, fulfils that commitment through an overhaul of the background check system, new record-keeping requirements for retailers and further restrictions on transporting a firearm.
“The provisions in Bill C-71 are modest and reasonable, and they do not entail a significant new cost,” Goodale said of the legislation, which is at third reading in the House of Commons.
Yikes . . .
The first shipment of the 9040 rifles bought from United States manufacturer Lewis Machine and Tools arrived in May last year.
They have been gradually rolled out since, being introduced as military personnel trained with the new weapon during which time issues with the firing pin emerged.
Then other issues cropped up with about 130 rifles showing cracks around the mechanism which houses the bolt allowing the weapon to be fire.
NZDF confirmed: “Identified issues were the firing pins, trigger mechanisms and cracked bolt carriers.
“During introduction into service training a number of firing pins suffered breakages and to ensure all rifles are now at the highest standard, LMT has replaced all firing pins under warranty.”
Because the last thing we want is teachers who are able to protect themselves and their students . . .
Describing the AFT’s “position in terms of school safety,” Weingarten said her organization is working on “ensuring” that guns are not in schools.
“Schools need to be safe and welcoming communities. The worst thing you do is you actually introduce more guns in schools. We need to actually make sure that kids feel like schools are safe sanctuaries, but it’s the same kind of mentality that says people should be fending for themselves as opposed to schools being communal institutions and organizations,” she said.
Hogan made it clear that in deep blue Maryland, the last thing he wanted was an NRA endorsement . . .
The National Rifle Association said Saturday that it was downgrading Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s ranking and refusing to endorse him — after he signed several pieces of gun control legislation.
Jennifer Baker, a spokeswoman for the NRA, said the organization now rates Hogan a “C” grade on protecting the rights of gun owners. Four years ago, it rated Hogan as an “A-.”
It’s election season. And a day that ends in a ‘y’ . . .
Governor Andrew Cuomo is promising to expand gun control as part of his re-election campaign. Republican candidate Marc Molinaro is somewhere in the middle — wary of alienating gun rights supporters and trying to sway moderate voters behind the SAFE Act.
As he seeks a third term this year, Cuomo has not just defended his staunch support for gun control, he’s pledging to expand the existing law.
“We have mass massacres almost on a weekly basis. These guys sold their soul to the NRA so they won’t pass common sense gun control. We did in New York and we’re going to expand it even more,” Cuomo said.
— Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) September 21, 2018