Giffords, Watts and Bloomberg are organized, well-funded and highly motivated . . .
Gun control advocates are planning to send birthday packages to newly turned 18-year-olds in 10 states where they believe pro-gun lawmakers are vulnerable. Inside each: a voter registration form.
The effort is part of a teen voter sign-up campaign aimed at electing a gun control-friendly Congress in November by seizing the momentum of a movement driven by young people shaken by gun violence, organizers told Reuters.
“I think young people are going to make a huge difference in this election, and the new energy we’re seeing is going to tip the scales in a number of races,” said Isabelle James, political director for Giffords, which advocates more restrictive gun laws.
#resist . . .
My home town of Boulder is about to define me as a criminal if I do not disarm or move.
Let this column serve as a public notice, I will not comply.
I was raised in Colorado and moved to Boulder in 1984, graduated from CU there and stayed. I proudly represented Boulder on the RTD Board of Directors. My late daughter rests in a Boulder cemetery. I plan to be laid to rest beside her when my time comes. All that to say my roots are deep in my hometown.
But to be who I am, to be true to my values I hold dear, I must choose to leave or go to jail.
Some animals in New Jersey are more equal than others . . .
“We don’t need to hit a fly with a sledgehammer for every minor infraction of the law that was not done purposefully and knowingly,” said Robert A. Bianchi, a former Morris County prosecutor who is now a partner at the Bianchi Law Group. “I would not be prosecuting that case.”
One gun is still missing after three were stolen from Richard Obuch’s car while it was parked outside his home the night of Feb. 21. A Kel-Tec .380 caliber auto pistol, a Springfield .40 caliber pistol and a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver were in a locked box that was stolen from the back seat, according to a police report.
Yes, but that never seems to translate to votes on election day . . .
The woke generation (young millennials aged between 18 and 30) brought the theories of intersectionality and identity into debates about a range of human rights issues: campus free speech, trans rights, the Me Too movement, marriage equality, gun control, reproductive rights, Black Lives matter and, in Australia, the Change the Date movement.
This new way of looking at the world has resulted in a golden age of protest, dissent and pushing back against societal norms. Marches in the US – such as the women’s march and the one for gun control – have smashed attendance records, while in Australia, the Invasion Day march surpassed all expectations of crowd size.
No more B.S., they really do want to take your guns . . .
Another day, another poll, and yet another example that the Left wants to repeal the Second Amendment. The anti-gun Left has tried to bury this aspect of the discussion. They say they don’t want to confiscate guns; all they want is so-called common sense gun reforms, like expanded background checks (i.e. the foundation for a registry— you can’t fully track all transfers without one), magazine limits, which bar the transfer or sale of a lot of handguns on top of so-called military-style rifles, and a ban on so-called assault weapons, which has taken the form of confiscation for some parts of the country.
In Deerfield, Illinois, law-abiding gun owners have until June to turn over their firearms to local authorities, transfer them out of the village limits, or destroy them. Non-compliance is a $250-1,000/day fine. You can’t live here if you own a firearm—that’s grossly unconstitutional. In Oregon, there’s a push for a ballot initiative that has similar motives: ban assault weapons and those who own them have to register them, destroy them, turn them over to the authorities, or transfer them out of the state.
Yet, throughout this anti-gun offensive, the Left says they don’t want to repeal the Second Amendment, and any discussion is just right wing paranoia.
When gun-rights advocates warn that if gun-control groups win, they’ll go after knives next, it sounds like an absurd exaggeration. It’s not.
— reason (@reason) April 12, 2018