AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File One of the frustrating things about the current debate over new gun laws is a complete lack of interest on the part of the media and gun control supporters when it comes to how their new proposals would actually be enforced. I’ve read dozens of stories over the past few days about Senate negotiations on background check and “red flag” bills, yet none of them have bothered to include what the proposed penalty for violating those laws would be.
You’d think that would be an important factor in any discussions about new laws, but anti-gun Democrats and their allies present these measures as if simply putting them on the books is all that really matters. Many gun owners, meanwhile, talk about the need to better enforce the existing laws that we have in place, but again, it’s rare for the media to ever actually dig in to what enforcement of these laws looks like in practice.
I wrote a piece the other day about the light sentences being handed down to straw buyers in federal courts, where the possibility of a 10-year federal prison sentence is routinely discarded in favor of a few months behind bars or simply probation, and now we’ve got another example of the Biden administration and federal judges going soft on what are supposed to be serious violations of federal law. On Wednesday, 66-year old Dorian LaCourse, who is the former police chief in Addyson, Ohio, was sentenced to three years probation and six months of home confinement for his role in a scheme to illegally sell about 200 fully-automatic rifles purchased in the name of the Addyson police. Prosecutors say LaCourse bought the guns that were only available to the military and law enforcement. Then he went through two gun dealers in […]
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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