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KENTUCKY REP. READY TO MAKE HUGE MOVE ON ‘GUN FREE ZONE’ NONSENSE

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Gun Free Zones equal target rich zones.

One of the most terrifyingly obvious and simple legislative faux pas in American history is now in the crosshairs of Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie.

For the sake of this argument, let us imagine that we are an evil doer, looking to commit an atrocity with as many casualties as possible.  Obviously, in this scenario we are deranged, or otherwise mentally ill, simply based on the fact that we would be considering such an act.

While certainly a grim preponderance, one factor in our decision on where to commit this horrific act will be based upon the ability of the targeted populace to defend itself.  Mass shootings don’t often occur at police stations, precisely for the reason that the delusional and disturbed perpetrators are looking to have a prolonged experience that one well trained police officer with a firearm could put an end to in a heartbeat.

So, where do these killers wind up?  Schools, churches, concerts, and other “gun free” zones.

In order to truly protect our nation’s children, worshippers, and recreating masses, we must realize that a “gun free” zone is nothing more than a barrel full of fish in which our mentally unhinged ne’er do wells can expel round after round into.

That’s why Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie is going after this outdated and clearly ineffective practice altogether.

“Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) told NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ on Sunday that the majority of mass public shootings take place in gun-free zones like schools. To this end, he has proposed legislation repealing the Gun-Free School Zone Act on 1990, which makes it illegal for someone to bring a gun on school grounds.

“Massie said the solution to school shootings is putting more than one armed guard at school or allowing teachers to be armed, adding that ’98 percent of mass public shootings happen in a gun free zone.’

“’And we’ve labeled all of our schools as gun free zones. We need to take those labels off, and put our kids in that two percent category of being safe, instead of being in that 98 percent vulnerable category,’ he said.”

What about those strange new, and possibly illegal age requirements for rifle purchases?

“The congressman opposes stricter background checks and raising the minimum age to buy assault weapons, calling them ‘false senses of security.’

“’Well, we should pass my law to repeal the Gun-Free School Zone Act. I call it the Safe Students Act, but look, those are, those are false senses of security. Like Evan Todd from Columbine, he’s disgusted at these proposals because they wouldn’t do anything. And in 10 years, we’re still going to have school shootings, unless you propose real legislation, like President Trump has proposed, that would allow teachers to be armed,’ Massie said.”

Massie’s math looks good, but now it will be a matter of convincing the emotionally charged liberal lunatics that he’s right.

And that, as it turns out, could be far more difficult then previously imagined.

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VIDEO: CNN’S EMBARRASSING “FULL SEMI AUTO” STUNT GOES OFF THE RAILS

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I have just one question for Gary Tuchman who taught you to hold an AR-15 like that and what in the Hell is full semi auto? 

When it comes to ignorance on the issue of the 2nd Amendment, there are few platforms who are more frustratingly oblivious than CNN.

This sentiment could easily be shared for all nooks and crannies of the mainstream media, in reality, but CNN has chosen to be a lightning rod of controversy in recent years due to their declining ratings.  By angering conservatives, they are sure to find their pathetically out-of-touch reporting popping up in all corners of the internet, as American conservatives share their ridiculous assertions far and wide in an education campaign of sorts.

Yes, even we here at Keep And Bear are guilty of it, given that some of the nonsense that is generated by the nincompoop network can be fairly entertaining.

Such is the case with the clip below, in which a CNN personality, fed up with the responsibility being displayed by a hired AR-15 marksmen and his slow, methodical trigger pulls, demands that their “dancing monkey” gun owner fire the weapon in “full semi auto” mode in order to demonstrate just how evil and scary the gun really is.

By inserting the word “full” into their description of the AR-15’s trigger pull : rounds fired ratio, CNN has now distinguished the “assault weapon” as something wholly separate from the hunting rifles that share its platform.

After all, the AR-15 is nothing more than a comfortable, lightweight, small caliber rifle that happens to display its high-tech roots on the outside.  Most hunting rifles pack more punch than the “poodle shooter” AR-15.

Twitter users went straight to work lambasting the network for their inexcusable attempt to vilify the weapon.

 

CNN’s @GaryTuchmanCNN goes to a shooting range to take an up-close look at an AR-15-style rifle with retired Lieutenant General Mark Hertling. http://cnn.it/2GMFCfC  http://cnn.it/2HOcyFT 

When was the AR used in war? The M4 and/or M16 was and is, but when was the AR?

CNN’s @GaryTuchmanCNN goes to a shooting range to take an up-close look at an AR-15-style rifle with retired Lieutenant General Mark Hertling. http://cnn.it/2GMFCfC  http://cnn.it/2HOcyFT 

My sons learned to shoot an AR at age 10. Neither put on this rodiculous show after 5 minutes of instruction and practice.

Know this @andersoncooper , you may have mislead your viewers, but the rest of us know – as you do – that this is a video lie. You are without honor.

CNN’s @GaryTuchmanCNN goes to a shooting range to take an up-close look at an AR-15-style rifle with retired Lieutenant General Mark Hertling. http://cnn.it/2GMFCfC  http://cnn.it/2HOcyFT 

 

Better luck next time, CNN.

 

ANOTHER REPUBLICAN TURNS RINO IN THE FACE OF LIBERAL LUNACY ON GUNS

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Another Republican becomes a gutless nutless RINO to be reelected.

The pressure being exerted by the left in the wake of Florida’s recent tragedy isn’t only suffocating the narrative surrounding firearms in America, it is also affecting political strategy across the board.

We have grown accustomed to leftist lunacy being loudly broadcast across all platforms in the wake of tragedy, often overshadowing the grief and sorrow of the victims in a selfish play for power.  The fact that last week’s atrocity happened to be gun-related has only heightened the democrat’s ridiculous rhetoric, and the emotional amplification of the situation is by no means accidental in Washington.

Now, in what could only be considered a purely political maneuver, a number of GOP lawmakers have found themselves straying from the path, and pushing back against the almighty second amendment, thanks to the midterm elections of 2018 lurking on the horizon.

“Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.), who faces a competitive reelection race this fall, wrote in an op-ed Friday that the Second Amendment guarantee of the right to bear arms should not apply to all guns.

“‘The Second Amendment is unimpeachable,’ Mast wrote in The New York Times. ‘It guarantees the right of citizens to defend themselves. I accept, however, that it does not guarantee that every civilian can bear any and all arms.”

“Mast, a retired staff sergeant in the Army, recalled his deployment in Afghanistan and the weapon he carried during that time, an M4 Carbine.

“‘My rifle was very similar to the AR-15-style semiautomatic weapon used to kill students, teachers and a coach I knew at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where I once lived,’ wrote Mast, who holds a seat that is ‘leaning Republican’ according to the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.

“‘I cannot support the primary weapon I used to defend our people being used to kill children I swore to defend,’ he added.”

Mast joins republican Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the flip-flopping on gun rights, although Mast’s electoral situation makes his sins far more offensive.

When it comes to politics, I supposed that we must allow for some wiggle room in the morality department, on account of the system’s inherent turnover rate.  Mast, however, has completely thrown a great many Americans under the bus simply to save his own job – and that will likely be remembered as the fatal flaw in his career come November.

DEMOCRATIC DALLAS MAYOR WANTS NRA CONVENTION GONE DUE TO 1963 SHOOTING

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President John F.Kennedy was a lifetime NRA member and Lee Harvey Oswald was a Marxist so why ban the NRA Convention.

The constant attacks being lobbed at the Second Amendment in America are becoming almost cartoonish in their absurdity.

Certainly, this is due to the overt radicalization of the left side of American politics in the age of President Donald Trump.  The liberals are downright furiouswith this turn of events, of course, and have becoming unbearable in their quest to wholly defame and delegitimize this leader of the free world.

This includes, of course, fighting back against anything and everything the the conservative President stands for.

That’s why the democratic mayor of Dallas, Texas is fighting back against the National Rifle Association, who is planing to hold their annual convention in the city this year.  In his rebuke of the NRA, interim Mayor Dwaine Caraway cited the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy as the reason for his pushback.

“Mayor Pro Tem Caraway spoke Monday about the scheduled NRA convention. Fox 4 reported that he framed his demand that the NRA pull out by pointing to JFK’s assassination, then pivoting to the July 7, 2016, fatal ambush of five Dallas police officers, the Florida school shooting, and November 2017 murder of a 27-year-old mother of six in the city, allegedly at the hands of a 15-year-old.

“Caraway said:

“‘Gun violence has played a significant part in Dallas’ historical past from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to the five Dallas Police officers gunned down in July 2016 to the brutal murder of a mother of six children in District 4 this past Christmas. It is time to put the heat on the NRA and demand that they work with elected officials in our country to establish gun laws that protect our children and keep our communities safe.  We have got to take on the NRA.’

“CBS DFW reports that Caraway also said, ‘We have got to take on the NRA. I am all for the protection of the 2nd Amendment but I am also for protecting the children and a safer Dallas. We must get rid of these assault weapons to protect the children and we must do something now.’”

Caraway’s imaginative response helps to reiterate the left’s carte blanche hatred of the Second Amendment, regardless of the minuscule lip service he gave to the right in his statement.

The NRA has yet to officially respond to Caraway’s “demands”.

MAG ATTEMPTS TO PAINT HISTORIC TOMBSTONE AS LEFTY GUN CONTROL HAVEN

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I read the story spun by the Smithsonian magazine I knew it was the biggest crock of leftist crap I have recently read.

Of all of the revisionist bits of leftist lunacy we’ve experienced in this nation, the latest from the Smithsonian Magazine may be the most absurd.

When it comes to American history, certain periods stand out as times in which our forefathers truly faced the full adversity of the land around them.  Of course, the first settlers on the east coast were a group that certainly stood tall against a plethora of challenges, as they set to establish themselves in the wilds of this New World.

We also mustn’t forget the brave men and women who rose up against the tyrannical British in the fight for independence of the late 1700’s.

But there is no single period in American history that better defines our nation and its people than the Old West.

From the romanticized heroism of the journey west, to the rugged, frontier lawmen willing to risk it all to build our nation, we owe a great deal to these intrepid Americans.  Many have become household names that persist today; Doc Holliday, Billy The Kid, Wyatt Earp.

What many of these men have in common is a brief residence in the town of Tombstone, Arizona – site of the incredibly famous shootout at the O.K. Corral, which was a result of Wyatt Earp and his police force attempting to disarm an unruly group of cattlemen turned bandits.

Of course, the left has twisted this tale into a story of how our heroes were proponents of gun control, and have used this example to attempt a massive debunking of the mythos of the 2nd Amendment.

Thankfully for us, we have some historical context to help rebuke their spin.

“…Smithsonian explains that the gunfight at the OK Corral was a result of the Earp brothers seeking to disarm Claiborne, the Clanton brothers, and the McLaury brothers. They told the story as way to highlight Tombstone’s requirement to disarm but completely missed the fact that the impotence of the demand was evidenced in the cowboys’ refusal to do so.

“In other words, while Smithsonian seized on Tombstone’s requirement to disarm as paramount, they overlooked the greater point. Namely, that criminals had no interest in cooperating with it.

“Sound familiar? It should. After all, the violence in gun-controlled Chicago surged to such a level that it skewed national murder numbers in 2016. Chicago had a complete ban on handguns from 1982 to 2010, they have a violence tax, county restrictions on the number of federal licensed gun stores allowed, and, like the rest of Illinois, requirements that residents get a Firearms Owners Identification (FOID) card before being allowed to own a gun. The FOID card does not allow residents to carry a gun for self-defense, they have to jump through another hoop and get a concealed carry permit to do that.”

The analogy to modern day Chicago is far too cogent to ignore, and we mustn’t forget that this was a time before a fully formed civilization had reached the western edge of America.  Earp and his brothers were merely doing what ever they could to keep law-abiding citizens safe from these scavenger-like rapscallions.

Once again, the liberal narrative tends to fall apart under scrutiny, but this longstanding tradition of nonsense will likely not end anytime soon.

 

DIRTY BALTIMORE COPS’ TOY GUN TRICK REVEALED IN EXPLOSIVE TRIAL

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This comment by Detective Maurice Ward if it is true will open a can of worms for the Baltimore Police and the city.

Just as Baltimore believed that they were getting back to the basics of law enforcement and public trust, a shocking development has occurred.

It was just yesterday that we reported on a promising new re-evolution of the embattled Baltimore Police Department.  The city itself has been suffering from a violent crime spree for decades, stemming from powerful drug gangs, crooked cops, and the heavy weight of the cash that flowed between the two.  Just a few years ago, Baltimore was forced to discontinue their plainclothes police program due to this corruption.

Now, the Baltimore Police are considering reopening that particular branch of law enforcement to combat the rampant crime they face, but damning allegations from an ongoing trial could cause a wrinkle to develop in that plan.

“Last week, the beginning of an explosive corruption trial involving eight members of Baltimore’s elite Gun Trace Task Force revealed that a handful of Baltimore cops allegedly kept fake guns in their patrol cars to plant on innocent people—a failsafe they could use if they happened to shoot an unarmed suspect, the Baltimore Sun reports.

“Detective Maurice Ward, who’s already pleaded guilty to corruption charges, testified that he and his partners were told to carry the replicas and BB guns ‘in case we accidentally hit somebody or got into a shootout, so we could plant them.’ The directive allegedly came from the team’s sergeant, Wayne Jenkins, the Washington Post reports. Though Ward didn’t say whether or not the tactic was ever used, Detective Marcus Taylor—another cop swept up in the scandal—was carrying a fake gun almost identical to his service weapon when he was arrested last year, according to the Sun.”

Just how big a problem has this been?  No one is quite sure, but over the course of 2015 and 2016 alone, Baltimore police were involved in over eighty fatal shootings involving perpetrators with “replica” weapons, not including the infamous case of thirteen year old Tamir Rice in 2014.

POLITICAL “ACTIVIST” HANDLER WEIGHS IN ON SCHOOL SHOOTING WITH ABSURDITY

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I am blissfully ignorant of who this bimbo is one thing I do know about her is she doesn’t know a Damned thing about guns and gun owners.

Every generation has one:  The celebrity that eschews their fame in order to pursue a life of political activism.

The only problem with these sort of limelight-addicted lunatics is that it’s still about the attention.  When the transition is made from entertainment to politicking, they are simply shifting the focus of their attention from something flippant and fun to something vitriolic, personal, and offensive by nature.

Thanks to the duality of American politics, former talkshow host Chelsea Handler transition into the political realm was very simple:  Oppose the President and then profit.  That’s really all it takes with the left radicalizing at such a rapid rate in America today.

And, of course, Handler felt the need to weigh in on the gun rights debate after the tragic Kentucky school shooting earlier this week.  Her liberal logic is unbearably difficult to unwrap.

“Days after the heinous school shooting in Marshall County, Kentucky, Chelsea Handler blamed the NRA and warned students: ‘Don’t go to school if you don’t want to get shot.’

“Handler’s comments on the Marshall County High School shooting were issued in response to President Donald Trump’s consoling comments to the families of those killed and wounded in the January 23 incident.

“Handler has repeatedly attacked legal gun owners following tragic shootings.

“In November, the Netflix talk show host blamed ‘Republicans’ for a shooting at a Texas church that claimed the lives of 24 people, and previously claimed that gun ownership is a ‘hobby’ that should be restricted.

“’We’re way behind the times in terms of gun control in this country, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere anytime soon,’ Handler told the Hollywood Reporter in June, days before being honored at the anti-gun Brady Center’s Bear Awards. ‘Our voices just need to keep getting louder, and the people that make an impact need to really just step up and stick their necks out a little bit more.’”

It doesn’t take a scholar to understand Handler’s severe lack of qualifications for this conversation, but the millennial muck stuck to the bottom of the democratic shoe doesn’t realize this at all.

For the left in America, it is not a matter of logic or history, it is a matter of emotion and equalization.  Chelsea Handler is a living, breathing, and, unfortunately talking piece of proof.

LIBERAL CALIFORNIA PUSHES GUN INDUSTRY MAVERICKS TO MOVE OUT OF STATE

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California is rapidly becoming anti business especially the firearms business and they are leaving the state.

Californians have long been of the opinion that they aren’t exactly Americans, but, rather, they are some higher form of being that is allowed to look down upon the traditional nature of the nation as a whole.

This has been apparent for decades, as the Bear Republic constantly and consistently pushes back against the conservative ideals of the American Dream in favor of the bizarre and progressive nonsense that is directly responsible for the democratic divide of America.

When it comes to certain subject, such as firearms and illegal immigration, the California attitude is so far to the left of Americans as a whole that the state simply cannot maintain its current economic output due to the number of businesses choosing to do their duty elsewhere.

That’s precisely why Weatherby Inc. is headed to Wyoming.

“Firearms manufacturer Weatherby Inc. is relocating its manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters from California to Wyoming, marking another catch by Wyoming of a company abandoning a state that isn’t as gun friendly.

“’We wanted a place where we could retain a great workforce, and where our employees could live an outdoor lifestyle,’ Adam Weatherby, chief executive officer of the company, said in a statement. ‘We wanted to move to a state where we can grow into our brand. Wyoming means new opportunities. We are not interested in maintaining; we are growing.’
“Founded in 1945, Weatherby, which is now based in Paso Robles, California, produces various rifles, ammunition and shooting accessories for hunting and range shooting.”

Weatherby’s move will not only be a boon to the corporate culture of the firearms manufacturer, but will also provide approximately 80 jobs to their Wyoming locale, as well as a powerful boost to their new local economy.

The mass exodus from California has been well documented over the course of the last few years, with a number of former west coast families finding their way to Texas and beyond.  Furthermore, with the state itself under pressure from two separate secession movements, California is seemingly far less stable than any right-minded business owner would wish.

WEST VIRGINIA’S LATEST GUN RIGHTS INITIATIVE PULLS FROM LIBERAL PLAYBOOK

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This would be an interesting twist to protecting gun owners rights.

With American gun owners constantly under attack by the liberal left, it’s about time that one state started diversifying their tactics in the war on the 2nd Amendment.

For decades, democrats have worked both behind the scenes and in the open to nullify the rights of gun owners across our great nation.  By exploiting tragedy and segregating their voters into tiny, workable clans, the left has long been void of any dignity or shame when it comes to achieving their selfish goals.

Outside of constantly railing against the 2nd Amendment, the left has also been busy pushing the concept of “sanctuary cities”, or, places in which federal immigration officers will not be welcomed by or assisted by local law enforcement in the line of duty.  The idea here is that this will allow democrats to keep their precious undocumented immigrant vote numbers come 2018 and 2020, and the bleeding heart liberals of the party will be able to virtue signal their love of minorities at the same time.

Now, conservative lawmakers in West Virginia are taking a good, hard look at the untenable “sanctuary city” model for immigration, and wondering if the concept couldn’t be applied in the fight to protect the 2nd Amendment.

“House Bill 2138, introduced by Republican Del. Pat McGeehan, would effectively nullify all federal gun control within the state’s boundaries, according to a report from the Tenth Amendment Center. The bill would make any attempt to enforce such laws a felony.

“HB2138 reads:

“’All current and future federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances, laws, orders, rules, and any other actions which attempt to restrict, tax, or regulate the possession, use, discharge in lawful self-defense, transportation, purchase, acquisition, sale, transfer, ownership, carrying, manufacture, or repair of firearms, firearm accessories, ammunition and their accouterments contradict the true meaning and original intent of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and Section twenty-two, Article III of the Constitution of the State of West Virginia. Those statutes, ordinances, laws, orders and rules which violate the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of West Virginia are invalid, and therefore, are null and void.’”

There’s nothing quite like given the democrats a taste of their own medicine, is there?

Whether or not West Virginia can successfully pull off their “sanctuary” status for firearms has yet to be seen, but the concept will certainly reignite not only the battle for the 2nd Amendment in the Mountain State, but the battle for states’ rights as well.

PUNKS PULL GUN ON IL AG DURING PHOTOSHOOT TO CAPTURE “ESSENCE” OF CITY

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This can not be as Chicago has such draconian gun control laws this could never happen.Snark

The state of Illinois, and specifically the city of Chicago, have long been rocked by an inexcusable democratic experiment on gun control.

From 1982 to 2010, the city of Chicago maintained an all out legal ban on handguns.  While the left’s hope was that this ban would deter criminals from acquiring firearms with which to commit their crimes, this farcical legislative joke only went on to prove the old adage “when you outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns”.

Beginning in 1982, and extending well into the modern day, Chicago has been a lawless hellscape of illegally imported firearms as black market arms races blossomed while the law-abiding citizen of Chi-Town cowered helplessly in their homes.

Still, many politicians in Chicago will stand to defend the purely partisan nonsense, despite the obvious evidence that the entire experiment was a massive failure.

Now, the Illinois Attorney General has gotten a taste of the mess himself. 

“Illinois Attorney General candidate Aaron Goldstein (D) was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight during a campaign stop in Chicago on Thursday.

“Four individuals with Goldstein were also robbed.

“According to the Chicago Tribune, there were a total of three robbery suspects. Those included a gunman and two accomplices, all ‘between 20 and 24 years old.’

“Goldstein was taking part in a photo shoot in Albany Park. The shoot was intended to capture him and the essence of the neighborhood. Campaign manager Robert Murphy said the campaign stop was part of an ‘in-the-neighborhood kind of’ theme.

“The robbery suspects got away with cameras and cell phones, and Goldstein’s crew was shaken up but not harmed.”

Goldstein was certainly given a unique look into the inner workings of the neighborhood surrounding Albany Park.

Now, as Chicago works its way back into modern civilization, the lawlessness will likely continue for some time.  It took criminals very, very little effort to bring these illegal and untraceable weapons into the city, but it will be extremely difficult to remove them.

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