Elizabeth Heng has some things to say to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Heng — who is behind the New Faces GOP PAC which aired a negative ad about AOC and Dems during Thursday night’s Democratic debate — took to Twitter to respond to AOC’s recent meltdown.
“@AOC response is the Democratic party in a nutshell. They are more offended by truthful words than the acts of their political ideology that has killed millions of innocent victims. I don’t care about @AOC feelings — I care about stopping her lies about the lies of socialism,” Heng tweeted.
One of the more shocking aspects of last week’s Democratic debate was the cavalier manner in which the Constitution was treated. Beto O’Rourke said he intends to confiscate guns that were legally purchased by law-abiding Americans, and put out a t-shirt to that effect immediately after the debate. Kamala Harris said the same thing, and when Joe Biden pointed out that the government lacks power to do what she proposed, she laughed at him. Michael Ramirez sums it up this way; click to enlarge:
But why should we be surprised? Democrats regard the Constitution as an illegitimate product of white supremacy, written by a bunch of dead white males who were racists. Why should it command any respect? In their eyes, it doesn’t. Once they achieve power, it will be a dead letter.
“Never forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anyone has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn’t let him do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians” —-Alexander Hope.
Sen. Ted Cruz is warning that President Donald Trump making a deal with Democrats on gun legislation might cause conservative voters to stay home in 2020.
“If Republicans abandon the Second Amendment and demoralize millions of Americans who care deeply about Second Amendment rights,” the Texas Republican said, “that could go a long way to electing a President Elizabeth Warren.”
“We’re going to see record-setting Democratic turnout. The only element missing is demoralizing conservatives so they stay home. I hope we don’t do that,” Cruz told reporters at a Thursday breakfast.
He was responding to a question that specifically referenced a possible deal between the Trump administration and a bipartisan group of senators including Democrats Christopher S. Murphy of Connecticut and Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, as well as Republican Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania.
Those senators spoke with Trump on Wednesday and signaled that the president was nearing an announcement of his position on background checks for gun purchases.
“It would also be a serious mistake as a policy matter,” Cruz said, arguing that none of the recent mass shootings would have been stopped by the Democratic legislative proposals. He instead was pushing legislation he has drafted with former Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley of Iowa that is focused on ensuring that federal agencies report all crimes into the existing background check database.
“The far left is pissed off,” Cruz told reporters Thursday. “They hate the the president, and that is a powerful motivator.”
Cruz cited his own 2018 reelection contest against then-Rep. Beto O’Rourke, which saw record-setting Democratic turnout in Texas.
“The Texas Senate race ended up being the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history, and I think that foreshadows what 2020 will be nationally,” Cruz said.
In his interviews with One America News (OAN), NewsmaxTV, Fox News Channel and other news outlets, Rep. Devin Nunes R-California, who has had access to most of the evidence pertaining to the securing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrants in order to spy on members of President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, said he didn’t want to discuss anything about Comey’s alleged role in Spygate.
But, Nunes did intimate that if federal prosecutors and investigators assigned by Attorney General William Barr to thoroughly probe Spygate gave the investigation a serious unbiased criminal process, there’s an abundance of proof available to place Comey in the center of the plot to oust a duly elected U.S. President through impeachment.
“So this is a guy who is definitely not telling the truth, and the good thing about the [Justice Department Inspector General’s] report is he’s now made himself, the IG has now made him eligible for a larger conspiracy charge—a criminal conspiracy charge—which is what we really hope the attorney general [U.S. attorney] out of Connecticut is able to do,” Nunes said in an interview with Breitbart News.
“That’s the big thing that we need. We need real charges brought. And I think a lot of people are frustrated because they feel like Comey leaked classified information. But the question is would a panel of jurors in Washington, D.C., [convict]?” he asked rhetorically.
The Bahamas are getting hammered again.
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A suspect was shot in the chest while trying to rob a group of people at an apartment complex in Dallas late Wednesday evening, police say.
Police responded to the shooting at around 10 p.m. in the 1600 block of John West Road. When they arrived, they found the male suspect with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
According to police, the suspect was trying to rob a group of people and fired several shots in the air. Police say someone who wasn’t part of the group grabbed a shotgun and shot the suspect.
Police say they found a gun on the suspect when they got to the scene.
Police have not found the person who shot the suspect but say they are not expected to face charges.
The suspect was also involved in another robbery in South Dallas before he was shot, according to police. His identity has not yet been released.
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man shot an attempted carjacker who allegedly tried to steal his girlfriend’s vehicle in northwest Houston.
Deputies say the attempted carjacking happened in a Walgreens parking lot near Antoine and Gulf Bank around 8:30 p.m.
The man told deputies he was sitting inside of his girlfriend’s vehicle when another man opened the driver’s side door, sat down and then told him to get out of the vehicle.
“They sit in a vehicle or they just walk through hiding, looking for somebody who is in a vehicle to carjack them, or they wait until they come out to carjack them. Be extremely aware of your surroundings,” Harris County Sheriff’s deputy K.W. Cote said.
Deputies say the attempted carjacker appeared to have a gun and pointed it at the man, telling him to get out of the vehicle.
While exiting the vehicle, the victim pulled out his own gun and shot the carjacker in the stomach.
“The bad thing is, this guy didn’t see the guy (carjacker) until he got into the car. You want to look around anytime you get out of a car. Look around you and see who else is around you, see who’s watching you because there’s always somebody watching you,” Cote said.
The suspect is expected to survive, and he will face criminal charges.
LAKE CHARLES, La. – One person is dead following a casino robbery in Lake Charles on Thursday. Police say it was self-defense.
The Lake Charles Police Department was assigned to EZ Aces Truck Stop located on the I-10 Service Road at 5:00 am in reference to a robbery.
Upon arrival, it was discovered that two people had been shot; one fatally, according to Lieutenant Jeffrey Keenum, spokesperson for the Lake Charles Police Dept.
Police say the two suspects were in the process of brutally attacking the victim within the casino when the victim was able to shoot them.
Kamala Harris Does Not Understand Why the Constitution Should Get in the Way of Her Gun Control Agenda
The presidential contender conspicuously fails to explain the legal basis for her plan to impose new restrictions by executive fiat.
She fantasizes about being the tyrant in chief, that’s why she can’t explain the legal basis, because there isn’t one.
It’s the old “We could have a utopia on Earth if only we could get some of these pesky laws, and people, out of the way.”
No matter which end of the political spectrum you’re on, this is the exact reason the 2nd amendment was demanded to be included in a Bill of Rights.
During last night’s Democratic presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden admonished Sen. Kamala Harris (D–Calif.) for promising to impose new gun controls by executive fiat if Congress fails to pass the laws she thinks it should. That gave Harris a perfect opportunity to explain how her 100-day plan for gun control can be reconciled with constitutional restrictions on presidential power. The former prosecutor not only conspicuously failed to do so but literally laughed at the question.
The senator’s campaign website promises that “if Congress fails to send comprehensive gun safety legislation to Harris’ desk within her first 100 days as president—including universal background checks, an assault weapons ban, and the repeal of the NRA’s corporate gun manufacturer and dealer immunity bill—she will take executive action to keep our kids and communities safe.” Biden interprets that pledge as a promise to ban “assault weapons” without new legislation, something the president clearly does not have the authority to do.
Harris’ plan for unilateral action on “assault weapons” is actually more modest than Biden implies. She says she would “ban AR-15-style assault weapons from being imported into the United States,” noting that the Gun Control Act “empowers the executive branch to prohibit the importation of guns not ‘suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.'” As Harris points out, “both Democratic and Republican presidents,” including George H.W. Bush in 1989, have used that provision to block importation of “assault weapons.” But two other parts of Harris’ gun control plan do not seem to have any statutory basis.
Harris says she would “close the ‘boyfriend loophole’ to prevent dating partners convicted of domestic violence from purchasing guns.” Under current law, people convicted of misdemeanors involving “domestic violence” are barred from possessing firearms. But crimes against dating partners count as “domestic violence” only if the perpetrator has lived with the victim or produced a child with him or her. Harris seems to think she can eliminate those requirements without new congressional action, but it’s hard to see how. Congress has defined “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence,” and only Congress can change the definition.
Harris also thinks the president can “mandate near-universal background checks by requiring anyone who sells five or more guns per year to run a background check on all gun sales.” Since only federally licensed dealers are legally required to run background checks, such a rule would require dramatically expanding that category.
The problem is that federal law defines a gun dealer as someone who is “engaged in the business of selling firearms,” which in turn is defined as “devot[ing] time, attention, and labor to dealing in firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the repetitive purchase and resale of firearms.” The statutory definition explicitly excludes “a person who makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of firearms for the enhancement of a personal collection or for a hobby, or who sells all or part of his personal collection of firearms.” Under Harris’ plan, a hobbyist or collector who sold more than four guns in a single year would be required to obtain a federal license and conduct background checks, which is plainly inconsistent with current law.
Instead of explaining the legal basis for the “executive action” she has in mind, Harris made a weak joke: “Hey, Joe, instead of saying, ‘No, we can’t,’ let’s say, ‘Yes, we can.'” Then she launched into a description of the casualties from mass shootings, adding, “The idea that we would wait for this Congress, which has just done nothing, to act, is just—it is overlooking the fact that every day in America, our babies are going to school to have drills, elementary, middle and high school students, where they are learning about how they have to hide in a closet or crouch in a corner if there is a mass shooter roaming the hallways of their school.”
That is not an argument in favor of any particular gun control policy, let alone an argument for the president’s authority to impose it unilaterally. “Let’s be constitutional,” Biden said. “We’ve got a Constitution.” To which Harris replied, in effect, “Constitution, schmonstitution. Why should that get in the way of my agenda?” Even voters who tend to agree with Harris about gun control should be troubled by her blithe dismissal of the legal limits on the powers she would exercise as president.
A Gallup poll released September 11, shows that 83 percent of American adults blame a “failure in our mental health system” as a reason for mass shootings.
According to Gallup, Americans believe the second-highest factor deserving blame is “the spread of extremist viewpoints on the internet.”
The Americans blame “easy access to guns” thirdly, but only ranked access to firearms four percentage points above the blame they placed on “drug use.”
Twofer, in the same county even.
AHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two homicides that happened in three days. Deputies said they are not connected.
The undersheriff said they received a call about a death in the 14600 block of West Clyde Maher Road just before 9 p.m. Tuesday. That is in the Woodall area, southwest of Tahlequah.
A homeowner told deputies that she shot a burglary suspect who was beating on the doors and windows of the residence. The suspect was reportedly yelling, “If you don’t come outside I’m gonna burn your house down.”
The woman told investigators she has no idea who the man is. She fired warning shots then shot the man twice, according to CCSO.
“I just know it was him or her. And I thank God it wasn’t her. She had angels on her shoulders,” Johnny Shine said. Shine said he is the woman’s boyfriend.
Undersheriff Jason Chennault said the woman’s neighbors confirmed her story, and she was not taken into custody. The district attorney will be reviewing what happened.
The man who was killed has been identified as 40-year-old Josh Montgomery.
The other homicide was about two miles south of Todd Access on the Illinois River, the undersheriff said. It took place around 2:20 a.m. Sunday.
People were having a party, and a man and woman got into a fight. Chennault said the two were dating.
The boyfriend beat the woman in the head with a stick, and another man intervened, the undersheriff said. The two men fought, then the man who intervened got a shotgun and shot the boyfriend.
The boyfriend, identified as Tim Ragsdale, died at the scene. The shooter was identified as James Mounce. Mounce was arrested.
“He was a convicted felon who had possession of a firearm, which is against the law. So that’s what we arrested him for,” Chennault said.
The district attorney is reviewing both homicides. Chennault said typically the sheriff’s office investigates two or three homicides a year. So far, this year, there have been five.
Strange. I really never considered that the area around Fayetteville had that many stupid burglars.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A Cumberland County homeowner shot and killed a suspected burglar Wednesday night, authorities said.
Deputies went to 507 Snow Hill Road at about 8:30 p.m. in response to a reported burglary. The homeowner, 46-year-old Tony Libson, told deputies two masked individuals broke into his home and shot him, but he was able to return fire.
Deputies found Henry Miller, 23, dead outside the home. The second intruder is believed to have fled after the shooting, possibly in a white sedan, authorities said.
No charges have been filed in the case.
SAN ANTONIO — Police say two men who were found with gunshot wounds at a shopping center in the Alamo Ranch area may have been shot by a person they were trying to rob.
According to a police report, the injured men asked a security guard for help at the shopping center at the corner of Loop 1604 and Culebra Road at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
The men were suffering from gunshot wounds and told officers they were shot near Loop 1604 and Babcock.
When investigators went to the crime scene, they found a man who said the suspects came to his door, pointed a gun at him and demanded property. He ran inside and grabbed a gun.
By the time he returned to confront the suspects, they were driving away. The victim fired several shots, hitting the car. Police believe the two suspects were shot while they were in the car.
The case remains under investigation. The injured men are expected to recover. They face potential charges of aggravated robbery.
“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” he said, on television, on the Democratic Party debate stage, for all to hear and see. “We’re not going to allow them to be used against fellow Americans anymore.”
And with that, all the Democrats who’ve tried for years to deny the gun confiscation motives behind their gun control pushes went — nooooooo.
It doesn’t get any clearer than that, does it?
“Hell yes,” we’re going to take your guns.
“Hell yes,” we’re going to confiscate your firearms.
“Hell yes,” we’re going to one day, make it so the Second Amendment is a Second Amendment In Name Only — and that whole God-given right to self-defend is a thing of the past.
Democrats have been trying for years to convince Americans that registrations and limits on assault weapons and universal background checks and other so-called common sense gun control proposals were harmless steps to curb gun-related violence that even hard-core Second Amendment activists should embrace. That the evil National Rifle Association and all those evil gun rights groups were trying to drum up fears of confiscations that just weren’t true.
That Democrats had no intention of taking away firearms from the legal gun owners. That if you like your gun, you can keep your gun.
And for some, the left’s talking points have been convincing. Particularly, as school shootings and tragic, heartbreaking stories of gun-related violence dominate far too many media cycles.
Then comes Beto, charging to clarify.
“Hell yes,” we’re going to confiscate.
It doesn’t get more honest than that.
There’s the golden ticket the NRA, the Republican Party, the patriotic Second Amendment supporters of this country needed to prove their argument, to prove their points, to showcase the truths about the Democrats’ ultimate gun controlling end game.
Democrats want to confiscate guns, pure and simple. Beto O’Rourke himself admitted it.
This letter was submitted to the New York Times
Dear Letters Editor:
There’s a serious flaw in John Donohue and Theodora Boulouta’s claims about the 1994 assault weapons ban (“That Assault Weapon Ban? It Really Did Work,” September 4). There are few actual “assault weapons” of any type in their dataset, either pre- or post-ban.
According to data by Mother Jones magazine, there were 3 mass public shootings with assault weapons in the ten years before the assault weapons ban, 2 during the 10-year ban, and 4 in the ten years after. Shootings had to have six or more fatalities to be included. As the authors note, these changes constitute large percentage variations, but are not statistically significant.
If Donohue and Boulouta are right that the ban had an impact, it should have reduced the number of shootings with assault weapons relative to shootings with other guns. While the share of mass public shootings with assault weapons did indeed fall from 30% in the pre-ban period to 25% during the ban, it fell to just 14.8% in the post-ban period. If the ban was really the driving force behind the change, it makes little sense that the sharpest drop would occur after the ban expired.
John R Lott, Jr., President of the Crime Prevention Research Center
Professor Carl Moody, Department of Economics, College of William & Mary
Alyssa also has self-admitted mental illness and owns two guns herself
As Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot points out— “Serious question. How does @Alyssa_Milano have two weapons for self-defense when she has self-admitted mental illness?”
Here’s a good part of the meeting between Alyssa Milano & Senator Cruz. You’ll notice, Milano had to bring along two (2) ‘assistants’ for the emotive effect.
And here’s the whole thing