Gun Owners of America: President Trump is Now the “Gun-Grabber-in Chief”

From The Truth About Guns:

From Gun Owners of America email blast:

Lewis G. Carroll said it first: “First the execution; then the trial.”  On Wednesday, Donald Trump echoed that sentiment when he said: “Take the guns first; go through due process later.”   Well, that’s not exactly the way due process is supposed to work . . .

But Trump made these comments — and more — at a roundtable meeting with several congressmen at the White House.   He supported various gun control proposals and vowed to take on the gun lobby to get his measures passed.

Trump endorses Gun Confiscation Orders

On Wednesday, Trump endorsed the heinous gun confiscation orders that several anti-gun states have enacted (California, Oregon, Washington, etc.).

Under these laws, the police or a relative or perhaps a government official could convene a secret court proceeding (called an ex parte hearing).

The gun owner would NOT be allowed to attend or make his or her case to the court.

And, in fact, the first they would know about it is when the SWAT team arrived at the door to ransack their house and, if they resisted, to arrest or even shoot them.  This is what happened at Ruby Ridge.

Leftist anti-gun Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) suggested to a beaming Trump that anyone you had ever dated should also be able to convene a secret proceeding to take away your guns.

Wow!  Talk about driving a stake through the heart of the Second and Fourth Amendments.

This will open up our gun rights to horrific abuse — as people will be able to take revenge against you to take away your rights, as happened toShane Morgan in Oregon.

How ironic that just a few weeks ago, the President said in a tweet, when talking about one his aides, that, “People’s lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation…. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”

Apparently, due process is needed for people in the White House, but not for people who may be falsely accused and have their Second Amendment rights stripped from them.

Incidentally, the Gun Confiscation Orders would have done no good in Parkland, where the shooter was judged to be “low risk.”

But he COULD have been barred from buying a gun if he had been brought up on felony charges during any of the 40-50 police visits.  And NEWS FLASH:  Holding a gun to someone’s head IS a felony.

Not only that, he could have been deterred from even attacking a school if he knew, in advance, that there were armed adults inside the building.

But the gun confiscation orders were just the beginning of Trump’s anti-gun love-fest.

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NRA Responds to Corporations Cutting Member Benefits

From America’s 1st Freedom:

In a knee-jerk response to public outcry, several companies that once partnered with the NRA to provide member discounts have moved to end those deals. The NRA, with 5 million members who run the gamut from professionals to blue-collar workers and who represent every ethnicity and race, has written and posted a response to those companies, saying that their decisions to back off will not deter the NRA from fighting for your right to keep and bear arms.

FAIRFAX, VA – The more than five million law-abiding members of the National Rifle Association have enjoyed discounts and cost-saving programs from many American corporations that have partnered with the NRA to expand member benefits. 

Since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, a number of companies have decided to sever their relationshipwith the NRA, in an effort to punish our members who are doctors, farmers, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, nurses, shop owners and school teachers that live in every American community.  We are men and women who represent every American ethnic group, every one of the world’s religions and every form of political commitment.

The law-abiding members of the NRA had nothing at all to do with the failure of that school’s security preparedness, the failure of America’s mental health system, the failure of the National Instant Check System or the cruel failures of both federal and local law enforcement.

Despite that, some corporations have decided to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice.  In time, these brands will be replaced by others who recognize that patriotism and determined commitment to Constitutional freedoms are characteristics of a marketplace they very much want to serve.

Let it be absolutely clear. The loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single NRA member from our mission to stand and defend the individual freedoms that have always made America the greatest nation in the world.

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Four sheriff’s deputies hid during Florida school shooting

Orlando night club, Las Vegas hotel, now the Florida school. Wake up folks.  The police don’t seem to think protecting us is their highest priority.

From The New York Post:

By Ruth Brown
February 23, 2018

Four armed officers and years of warnings did nothing to stop Nikolas Cruz from massacring 17 people at a high school.

Not one but four sheriff’s deputies hid behind cars instead of storming Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Fla., during Wednesday’s school shooting, police claimed Friday — as newly released records revealed the Broward County Sheriff’s Office had received at least 18 calls about the troubled teen over the past decade.

Sources from Coral Springs, Fla., Police Department tell CNN that when its officers arrived on the scene Wednesday, they were shocked to find three Broward County Sheriff’s deputies behind their cars with weapons drawn.

The school’s armed resource officer, Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, was also outside. He resigned on Thursday after his failure to act was publicly revealed.

The Coral Springs cops entered the building to engage the shooter on their own, before other Broward County deputies arrived, two of whom joined the police inside, the sources said.

It was unclear whether the shooter was still inside at the time, CNN reported.

Coral Springs City Manager Mike Goodrum confronted Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel during a vigil for victims the next day, saying students could have been dying in the school while the deputies held back.

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Premier Gun Show at Big Town in Mesquite This Weekend

This Weekend we will be doing the Premier Gun Show at Big Town, just off the I30 in Mesquite.

The last few days have have brought a lot of uncertainty along with the anger and sorrow felt regarding the school shooting in Florida.  Thoughts and prayers sounds like a cliche and it is, those are words used to express both horror and empathy.

Many years ago I was attacked.  It seemed like the first reaction of men I was friends with was to apologize even though they weren’t the attacker and weren’t there to try and stop the attacker. Again words to express empathy and anger.

The anger I feel towards that sheriff, who was there as an armed guard is immeasurable. I realize police procedure is to wait for back up.  Just like at the Orlando night club or the Las Vegas hotel. But kids were being murdered and we think of first responders as rushing towards the danger to protect those being harmed.

Maybe it is only those who have taken the role of sheep dogs who jump into action, like the men who chased and shot the church attacker here in Texas a few months back.

The weird thing is so many people have given up agency.  They reject the idea of a natural right to defend your own life against an attacker who would murder or maim you.  Even when there was a Supreme Court ruling that said it is not the duty of the police to protect us.

Add to that all that, the money grubbing politicians more concerned with lining their pockets than protecting our rights.  They are all talking gun control.  Left/right/Liberal/Conservative following the trends on electronic media like teenage girls trying to decide on prom dresses.

The Second Amendment is a right, enumerated in the Constitution.

We have no plans to retire from doing gun shows and will not back down from our belief in the natural right to have access to the tools we need to defend our lives and freedoms.

Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission is $9, kids 11 and under are FREE, and Parking is FREE. Say “HOLSTER” at the door for a $1 off! We’ll see you there!

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Florida Senator Marco Rubio: “I’m Open to a High Capacity Magazine Ban”

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Trump, citing ‘evil massacre’ in Florida, starts talking about gun control

One reason why we need to make gun rights a bipartisan issue that women, LGBT folks, people of color and of all religions, in short all Americans is because it is a mistake to put one’s eggs all in one basket.

When you do that the natural right to self defense becomes like a balloon subject to which ever way the wind blows.

From The Washington Post

By Jenna Johnson, Mark Berman and Josh Dawsey
February 20, 2018

President Trump on Tuesday signaled an openness to modest gun-control measures following what he called an “evil massacre” at a South Florida high school last week that left 17 dead and prompted passionate calls from teenagers for reform.

Trump directed the Justice Department to draft a ban on devices known as “bump stocks,” molded pieces of plastic or metal that can attach to a legal semiautomatic gun and allow it to fire up to 100 rounds in seven seconds, similar to an illegal machine gun.

In private, he has indicated that he might do more, telling advisers and friends in recent days that he is determined to push for some sort of gun-control legislation, according to people familiar with the conversations.

In one such discussion, during dinner with television commentator Geraldo Rivera at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, the president listened with interest as Rivera suggested raising the minimum age at which a person could buy a semiautomatic weapon from 18 to 21. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Tuesday that the idea is “on the table for us to discuss.”

So far, Trump’s public stances have not crossed the agenda of the powerful pro-gun-rights National Rifle Association, which endorsed him during the 2016 Republican primary and spent more than $30 million supporting his candidacy and attacking his opponent in the general election, Hillary Clinton. But behind the scenes, Trump is floating ideas that could put him at odds with the NRA.

The NRA did not respond Tuesday to a request for comment and has not publicly weighed in on the potential gun control measures being floated from Tallahassee to Washington, but that may change Wednesday night. NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch is expected to participate in a CNN town hall in South Florida along with elected officials and classmates and parents of Douglas victims.

Trump’s attempt at a new tone on the gun issue comes as the politics surrounding the issue appear to be changing in the wake of the shooting last week in Parkland, Fla.

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