Saturday, May 4, 2019

Censorship on Gun Enthusiasts

by: Shonda M. Ponder

New Boston, Texas - May 4, 2019 - (The Ponder News) -- There has been a lot of activity among haters of the 2nd Amendment lately. Those who claim they are there to protect and defend the Constitution seem to do everything they can to make sure that their constituents can't.

According to the Firearms Policy Coalition, Nevada is considering a dangerous gun law that will effect gun owners in the state.

AB 291 is a dangerous bill that will implement a statewide ban on rate of fire increasing devices and will also allow local governments to institute a patchwork of dangerous gun free zones. This bill has already passed through the Nevada Assembly, and is on its way to the Nevada Senate.

"If Nevada is to keep its right to bear arms then all Pro-freedom, pro-Second Amendment, Nevadans must fight to stop AB 291 in the Senate. They must make their voices heard and Take Action Today," says FPC.

In the meanwhile, The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, commended Congress’s passage of the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act (H.R. 1222). The bipartisan legislation, sponsored by U.S. Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI, 3rd), Rob Bishop (R-UT, 1st) and Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA, 50th) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Companion legislation (S. 94) was previously passed by the Senate. The bill will return to the Senate for a legislative formality, but is expected to pass by unanimous consent as the bill language is identical, and be sent to President Donald Trump for enactment.

“This has been a key piece of legislation for NSSF to grow and sustain hunting and recreational target shooting that will additionally benefit wildlife conservation. We are deeply appreciative to our leaders on both sides of the aisle and on both sides of Capitol Hill for their perseverance and foresight to benefit state wildlife agencies, recreational target shooting and sustained wildlife conservation,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “This is crucial legislation that will give state fish and game agencies more flexibility to use Pittman-Robertson excise taxes dollars raised from the sale of firearms and ammunition to enhance existing public shooting ranges and to build new ones to meet the growing need for additional places for target shooters to participate in their sport. Public shooting ranges provide hunters a place to sight in rifles and shotguns before hunting seasons, for people to take firearm safety and hunter education courses and, for recreational target shooters to enjoy their sport.”

All this comes in the wake of Google deciding to prohibit any advertising on its platforms that have to do with gun sales.

U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Montana at Large) sent a letter to the CEO of Google, Mr. Sundar Pichai, demanding Google reverse its prohibition on hunting advertising.

Daines’ and Gianforte’s letter was in response to Montana’s Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) having its hunting advertisement rejected by Google. In Google’s response to RMEF, a Google employee claims the advertisement is considered “animal cruelty and deemed inappropriate to be shown on our network.”

After two hate crimes last week, one at a synagogue in Poway in California, and another at a school in Charlotte, North Carolina, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), while begging for Republicans to join her anti-2nd Amendment crusade, is proposing three pieces of legislation. An assault weapons ban, an extreme risk bill and a bill to raise the legal age to purchase assault weapons to 21, just 21 years old, which would match the existing age restriction for handguns. She claims to do this in remembrance of two Americans. Lori Gilbert-Kaye, a 60-year-old worshipping at Chabad Poway, who stepped in front of the gunman in the shooting to save others, including her rabbi, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein. The second is Riley Howell, a student at UNC Charlotte in class when the shooting broke out. He reportedly charged the gunman, pinning him down until officers arrived, very likely saving the lives of his fellow classmates and giving up his own in the process.

Feinstein failed to take into account that had either of those two heroes had a weapon for self defense, they likely would still be alive. This is what gun-free zones do, kill good guys.

Feinstein is also whining about Instagram users who have tried to buy or sell guns using the platform only to have their conversation blocked. Feinstein thinks there should be further action to censor gun enthusiasts. She and a few other Senators wrote a letter.

“…[D]espite Instagram’s ban of gun sales on its platforms, users are nonetheless able to facilitate firearm transactions by directing potential buyers to other methods of communication,” the senators wrote to Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “Unfortunately, it is not enough to simply ban such sales. Effective monitoring and the suspension of accounts in violation of these policies is essential.”

The letter was cosigned by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.).

That's it. Lets just get rid of all those who wish to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights so the 2nd Amendment can go away peacefully is her line of thinking on this.

And then, finally, some Senators are considering the removal of the NRA's 501(c)(4) nonprofit status due to alleged "self dealing".

The 2nd Amendment is in danger. All it takes is for those who believe in it to keep quiet and remain complacent to let it slip away. Then, none of us will be safe from a potential (or otherwise) abusive government.