Antigun agenda creep

It’s well established that the major gun control organizations are little more than astroturf paid for and run by professional activists and politicians. Lately they appear to be expanding their mission beyond gun control into such areas as Fuck Tha Police:

and statehood for Washington, D.C.:

I can understand why they’d want the later, it would give them a few more reliably antigun representatives. But jumping onto the radical bash the police bandwagon? Maybe they think they can raise money off the issue?

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Pissing off the right people

A local Democrat functionary pisses off meathead Mom. The Yonker’s Times reports:

“A Facebook post last week by Yonkers small businessman and democratic political leader John Khader drew a harsh response from local gun safety —organizations including Mom’s Demand Action … On June 2, John Khader posted a photo of a gun with bullets, and commented “unconfirmed reports of protestors/rioters in my hood ready for anything … Barry Graubart, a member of Mom’s Demand Action in New York, responded to Khader’s post, writing, “I was appalled to see this post on Facebook and Instagram today, threatening protesters with violence with what appears to be a short-barreled pistol-grip pump-action shotgun. These weapons are often referred to colloquially as a “zombie killer” … “

That’s hilarious.

“… The photo was posted under the account “Johnny Limo”, which belongs to John Khader, MPAC founder and owner of Top Class Limo in Yonkers. Gun violence may be a joke to John Khader, but to many of us in Westchester, it’s a reality that has taken too many lives. And in the current environment, with people protesting for racial justice, with increasing domestic violence, gun violence is no laughing matter,” said Graubart …”

Barry Graubart is a laughing matter. Moms is a phony far-left gun control front group created by Mike Bloomberg.

“… John Khader said, “My post was in no way intended to promote violence. I overacted when I heard that there might be looting going close to my neighborhood. But I did it to protect myself and my family.” Catherine Schowalter, a member of Mom’s Demand Action in Westchester, said that, “It was the wrong thing to post. The 2nd Amendment gives the right to have a licensed gun in your house, but it shouldn’t be used as a threat to others.” Romano is running in a Democratic Primary for Yonkers City Court Judge …”

Wrong. The appropriate way to deal with the threat of violent rioters is with the threat of even more violence.  The hugs-for-thugs mentality is why part of Seattle is now governed by a warlord.

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The right to live without assault weapons

Latest ad running on television by Evelyn Farkas for the CD-17 Democrat primary:

She isn’t even the worst candidate running in this race either.

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Swalwell endorses Farkas for Congress

More endorsements in the CD-17 Democrat primary free-for-all:

Evelyn Farkas … has announced Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has endorsed her campaign to represent New York’s 17th Congressional District. Swalwell has represented California’s 15th Congressional District district since 2013, and announced a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. “”Dr. Evelyn Farkas has dedicated her life to America’s foreign relations and national security, and I’ve been impressed by her great humor and empathy,” Swalwell said. “We worked hard to expose the corrupt relationship between Trump and Putin, and we share a mission today of ending the gun violence that threatens our communities. At such a pivotal moment in our nation’s history, I can think of nobody better to follow in the footsteps of the great Nita Lowey …” …”

A most prestigious endorsement coming from the guy who threatened to nuke gun owners who don’t go along with his dreams of gun confiscation.

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Prohibiting the advertisement of firearms as “combat weapons”

Just because the legislature is in recess does not mean new legislation isn’t being introduced.

Case in point, S-8297, Prohibits the advertisement of firearms as combat weapons; exempts the advertisement of such rifles, shotguns, or firearms for the purposes of recreation, hunting, self-defense or other legal uses of such firearms.

From the Justification statement:

In the context of gun violence, the marketing of firearms contributes to the glorification of violence by advertising militaristic or combative characteristics of weapons.

In the case of the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting where 20 children and 7 adults were killed, the victims’ families assert the marketing of the specific rifle was done in an unethical and inappropriate manner, which incited violence by extolling militaristic and assaultive characteristics of the firearm. It is argued that the marketing of the weapon for “offensive assault missions” perpetuated a means for extreme violence. The marketing of the firearm as a combat weapon may have directly contributed to the misuse of the weapon as a means of perpetrating a mass shooting.

In 2017, a study by Corey H. Basch of the New Jersey Department of Health cited that exposure to regularly violent content translates to aggressive behavior. During short term exposure to such violence, a certain cognitive “priming” occurs that creates an instinctive response to mimic observed violent behavior.

Through an act that establishes guidelines on how firearms may be marketed for legal use, we may be able to assist in engaging in the fight against gun violence and the misuse of firearms. Marketing firearms as militaristic combat weapons, rather than for sporting, self-defense, and hunting may directly influence the illegal misuse of said weapons. As lawmakers, we must ensure the safety and wellbeing of New Yorkers by prohibiting incendiary advertisements of weapons as deadly combat weapons.

Antigunners are the ones who most often refer to firearms, any firearm, as “combat weapons” or “assault weapons.”

From the bill text:

“NO PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION ENGAGED IN THE RETAIL BUSINESS OF SELLING RIFLES, SHOTGUNS OR FIREARMS, AS SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED IN SECTION 265.00 OF THE PENAL LAW, SHALL ADVERTISE SUCH RIFLES, SHOTGUNS OR FIREARMS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC BY MEANS OF ADVERTISEMENTS IN PUBLIC NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, BY RADIO OR TELEVISION, OR BY ELECTRONIC MEDIA DISPLAY ADVERTISEMENTS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF OFFENSIVE ASSAULT OR HOMICIDE OR OTHER RELATED OFFENSES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF THE PENAL LAW.”

Who does this? Has anyone, anywhere ever seen an advertisement that goes like: “Glock. Reliability for when you got to bust a cap in your neighbor’s ass.

It is worth noting that the bill’s sponsor Senator Alessandra Biaggi is the granddaughter of the notorious Congressman Mario Biaggi of “cop-killer bullet” fame who spent his political career pushing gun control right up to the point where he was charged and convicted of corruption.

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Maloney awarded Gun Sense Candidate Distinction

The Queens Gazette reports:

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn) has been awarded the 2020 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction. Rep. Maloney said, “Moms Demand has been an incredible force for action to end gun violence in America, and I am so proud to have been awarded their 2020 Gun Sense Candidate Distinction. The toll gun violence takes on our country can be measured in lives, it can be measured in its economic impact, its impact on our health care system, and the traumas we inflict on our children. It has to end, and I am proud to continue fighting beside them to create this change.” In awarding this distinction, Moms Demand thanked Maloney “for advocating for gun violence prevention and making a commitment to govern with gun safety in mind.””

Maloney is facing several primary challengers in next month’s election.  With primary turnout normally low, possibly even lower this time around because of COVID-19, I would surmise she’s calling in favors to help keep her seat.

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Not how it works

Attorney General Tish James sent out this presser:

“New York Attorney General Letitia James, as part of a multistate coalition of 25 attorneys general from around the nation, has called on the Trump Administration to enforce federal laws and stop companies from disseminating dangerous files for 3D-printed gun files on the internet …”

That’s not how the internet works.

That’s not how any of it works.

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On the Issues with Mimi Rocah

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Justin Cohen Runs on “Progressive” Issues

Kings County Politics reports:

“Challenging Stefani Zinerman, who has spent years focussing on issues germane to her neighborhood, in the race for the primarily black 56th assembly district covering Bedford-Stuyvesant and Northern Crown Heights is a progressive Crown Heights resident, Justin Cohen … He is also one of the founding members of Politicize My Death, an initiative whose shocking name demands gun law reform. Their website extends the offer for people to make a pledge that, in the case that they were victims of gun violence, their deaths could be used for political means to get gun laws changed. It also states clearly their opposition towards pro-gun lobbyists and the National Rifle Association …”

This guy gives Mimi Rocah a run for the money in the race for biggest antigun crackpot up for election in New York in 2020.

He’s a white guy running in a predominately black area so he’s clearly the underdog. However, as with all primaries, turnout will be low so it is possible he could defeat Zinerman.

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Put a GPS tracker in firearms

Assemblyman Felix Ortiz introduced A-8931 to Consumer Affairs.

From the bill text:

“Any person who holds a valid gunsmith license pursuant to Section 400.00 of the Penal Law, and who manufacturers any firearm, shall ensure that each manufactured firearm shall include global positioning technology to allow such firearm to be tracked if stolen.”

I’ve read a lot of stupid shit in bills over the years but this is near the top of the list.

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