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The Second Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights, a set of rights expressly singled out by the Founding Fathers for special protection. They’re not the totality of rights possessed by the people, but they are expressly laid out as rights the government shouldn’t be messing with. Unfortunately, three Senate Democrats apparently didn’t get that memo .
Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut just re-introduced the “Federal Firearms Licensing Act,” which was previously introduced in 2019 but failed to go anywhere.
“The Federal Firearms Licensing Act would put in place a certification process that includes firearm safety training and a thorough criminal background and identity check requiring the licensee be 21 years of age,” Menendez said, according to a press release. “We have a moral obligation to prevent these senseless massacres in our schools, supermarkets, places of worship and shopping malls that are tearing communities and families apart.”
For his part, Cory Booker said that “This bill moves us in the right direction and is based on a simple concept—if you need a license to drive a car, you should need one to buy and possess a gun.”
Blumenthal added that the bill would “save lives.”
For many, this may not seem like a huge deal, but it is.
First of all, let’s look at whether a licensing law would actually stop mass shootings. That’s at least part of the claim being made, after all. In the wake of Buffalo, the idea of raising the age to 21 to buy a firearm may sound attractive.However, it should be noted that people who are interested in killing large numbers of people probably aren’t going to be deterred by the prospect of having to break a few rules. The most […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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