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Even Democrat Lawmakers Wish O’Rourke Hadn’t Said He’d Take Our Guns

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It wasn’t a great moment for Democrats during the 2020 debates last week when Robert “Beto” O’Rourke promised that he was going to take our AR-15’s and AK-47’s. He even sent out a similar tweet to make sure we understood he wasn’t kidding. While he got massive applause for it from the crowd, the majority of America wasn’t so keen on it, and actually began dogpiling onto O’Rourke.

But it wasn’t just pro-gun Americans and right-leaning voters that thought O’Rourke’s declaration was foolish. Democrat politicians did too, namely Sen. Christopher Coons of Deleware, who went on CNN on Friday to foretell that O’Rourke’s gun grab promise is going to haunt Democrats for years according to The Hill

“I frankly think that that clip will be played for years at Second Amendment rallies with organizations that try to scare people by saying that Democrats are coming for your guns,” Coons, an ally of former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic race, told CNN’s Poppy Harlow in an interview.

He’s not wrong. Those who like and want to keep their guns are consistently up against a Democrat party that has tried to restrict them in one way or another, and from time to time. However, we’ve always heard that they don’t want to take away our guns, just certain ones, or make them harder to get for everyone’s safety.

From time to time, however, Democrats or gun grabbers like O’Rourke will say something that proves gun owners’ fears right. The goal of the Democrats was to ban guns, but America is a pro-gun country and in order to pass a full-on ban, the Overton window would have to be moved little by little.

O’Rourke just gave up the game. This was even mentioned by The Hill:

O’Rourke’s statement confirms the fears of many Republicans and gun rights advocates who say the ultimate goal of the gun control movement is government confiscation of firearms.

“When you really understand what the endgame of the left is, it’s literally mandatory buybacks or as I call it: confiscation. This is a step-by-step process for them,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told The Hill Thursday when asked about the debate over expanded background checks for firearms sales.

 

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Hilarious! Trump Tells A Joke, And The Washington Post Fact-Checks It

 

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During a speech at the Republican retreat on Thursday night in Baltimore, President Trump explained why he’s not a fan of new, energy-efficient lightbulbs.

In the clip below, he tells his audience, “The light’s no good. I always look orange.” And the crowd loved it.

Clearly, the President was joking. But that didn’t stop the Washington Post from fact-checking his comment.

Yes, really.

In an article entitled “Trump blamed energy-saving bulbs for making him look orange. Experts say probably not,” writer Rebecca Tan weighs in:

The comment drew laughs from the audience, though it was not immediately clear whether the president meant it in jest or in earnest. The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

It is true that bulbs have different light temperatures, but the effect this has on someone’s complexion is typically not very significant, said Jocelyn Augustino, a D.C.-based freelance photographer.

“When you go into a family’s house, just because there are tungsten lights, I don’t think you look around the room and think everyone looks orange,” she said.

In situations where the president is being photographed or filmed, professional photographers will know to adjust the white balance so that it is accurate to what is being seen in person, she added. “It’s video or photo 101.”

Tamzin Smith, a portrait photographer in Rockville, Md., pointed out that Trump’s orange complexion is visible even when he is photographed against white backgrounds. If bulbs were responsible for casting a warm glow, anything white in a photo of the president — including the background, a white shirt, or even his teeth — should also be orange.

“You can see that even when his teeth are white, his skin is orangey-red,” Smith said. “It’s definitely not the lighting.”

A clear case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

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Kamala Harris Nears Cancellation

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Kamala Harris had a bad night last night.

If you didn’t watch it, you weren’t alone. No doubt many preferred watching a bad NFL football game or reruns of Seinfeld to whatever it was that happened on that stage in Texas. We heard the laundry list of liberal lunacy and false promises. Banning semi-automatics, climate change, social justice, etc. Nothing new, but that doesn’t make it any less comforting.

Harris was especially cringeworthy though. She almost appeared inebriated at times. Take this clip for example.

If you can’t watch it, she’s giggling like a school girl while badly delivering a “yes, we can” joke in response to Biden pointing out she’s not a dictator who can do whatever she wants with executive orders.

Much more concerning than her horrible comedic skills though is her positioning in the race, which continues to spook her donors. Things are starting to come to a head now.

Grim is never a word you want to hear about your campaign. CNBC has the report.

Sen. Kamala Harris’ debate performance on Thursday failed to impress many of her party’s big-money donors who were on the fence about her candidacy.

Going into the Democratic primary debate in Houston, Harris’ closest supporters privately acknowledged that if the senator from California did not come out swinging against her opponents and clearly define her policies, wealthy donors could shy away from her campaign.

Many of them were hoping for a repeat of the aggressive tactics she used in the first debate, when she took on former Vice President Joe Biden for his willingness to work with segregationists as a senator in the 1970s.

Now these sources say that those uncommitted contributors are still not convinced they can dedicate their expansive networks to her cause alone.

When the money stops flowing, things can end very quickly.

“I don’t think anything has changed, and it’s been grim,” this person said. Donors believe that on the debate stage Harris is still “unclear about her message and strategy,” this person said. They liked the “Trump focus,” this person said, “but there was too much odd laughter and canned lines.”

This person added that most of their donors want to help former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., or South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

This is all predictable. I’ll pat myself on the back again by reminding everyone that I said Harris was a sucker’s bet the day after her supposedly “game-changing” first debate performance. She simply doesn’t have the charisma and she comes across as a fraud. Those are never qualities to lack if you want to connect with voters and create excitement.

The Democratic primary is essentially a three horse race right now and Bernie Sanders is mostly a mirage. He simply doesn’t have the ability to build a majority. What’s most likely to happen is that Sanders and Warren continue to split the crazy vote while Biden coasts down the middle. Harris is fast approaching not even being a factor. After her failure last night, she has no path to climb back in the race and with her donors bailing, cancellation is near.

 

 

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‘South Park’ Co-Creator Matt Stone Knows Why Critics Trashed Dave Chappelle’s New Special: to ‘Keep Their Jobs’

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Have you seen Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special, Sticks and Stones? In it, the comedian takes a shot at cancel culture amid addressing other contemporary woes.

If you like, check out the culture bit here. But beware — Dave uses language you won’t soon be hearing from the pulpit. Although you may be seeing a drag show.

Back to Dave, as you might imagine, some haven’t appreciated his poking at indignation.

And that makes sense — if you ridicule fragility and outrage, you can expect the fragile to be…well, you know.

South Park co-creator Matt Stone — a guy who knows a thing or two about making people mad — is further explaining the situation via a new interview in The Hollywood Reporter.

Of cancel culture, Matt observes, “It’s new. I don’t want to say it’s the same as it’s always been. The kids are f*****g different than us.”

They sure as heck are. And it sure as heck is.

“There’s a generational thing going on.”

Matt’s pro-Dave, and despite some cries from critics who didn’t find his latest offering sufficiently left-wing, he doesn’t expect the star to be effectively dumped any time soon.

Stone also thinks some of the negative professional reviews were a load of horse pucky:

“I know some people have been canceled for genuinely, like, personal behavior, but Dave is not getting canceled anytime soon. I feel bad for television critics and cultural critics. They may have laughed like hell at that, and then they went home and they kn[e]w what they ha[d] to write to keep their job. So when I read TV reviews or cultural reviews, I think of someone in prison, writing. I think about somebody writing a hostage note. This is not what they think. This is what they have to do to keep their job in a social media world. So I don’t hold it against them.”

If Dave had wanted praise from the prisoners, perhaps he should’ve just spent the entire 65 minutes on the Donald Trump — a subject, by the way, Matt was happy to move on from, after spending a bucket or two on it last season. Starting anew, he found refreshment in looking elsewhere:

“It was nice for us. It was nice to not come in and talk about Donald Trump. And I think it was nice for people to watch and go, ‘Oh, yeah, there is still comedy outside of…Donald Trump. There is still funny [stuff] as the world goes on.’ And you can get your Trump comedy on so many other shows.”

You suuuure can.

But as for his new leaf, the comedy writer can’t promise anything for sure:

“[I]f we came up with something tomorrow, we’d do it. We don’t have any rules.”

It seems Matt has quite the different opinion than media heads and Twitter trolls everywhere — as we’re seeing increasingly as we go, there are absolutely, most definitely rules.

-ALEX

 

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Beto O’Rourke Is Coming for Your Fully Semi-Automatic Grenade Launcher

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You want authentic? You want pandering? Well, Beto O’Rourke has you covered.

With a campaign that’s flat-lined since nearly day one, Beto has decided to make gun control his chief issue. He apparently feels he can use the dead bodies from a shooting in his home town of El Paso to propel his political fortunes into winning territory. That isn’t happening but it doesn’t mean he’s not going to keep trying.

That was on full display last night at the third Democratic debate, where Beto once again reiterated that he’s coming for your guns with force.

It’s a weapon designed to kill people on a battlefield that wasn’t actually designed for military use, but hey Beto says it so it must be true. You certainly aren’t going to see any media outlets fact-checking this stuff as they are all in on the movement to ban semi-automatic weapons. MSNBC was even describing such lunacy as a “moderate position” last night because of course they are.

Because Beto is the most robotic, fraudulent candidate in recent history, he’s decided to go all on in social media on taking law abiding citizens’ guns.

Then Beto decided he was going to beg for money and this was the result.

Yes, that’s a fully automatic M4 with grenade launcher and silencer. So very menacing. Also so very not legal for almost anyone in the country to own. The few people that do own fully automatic weapons in the United States do so after spending a ton of money and going through a ton of government scrutiny. There’s a reason you never see them used in crimes.

There was one thing missing though.

In all seriousness, what Beto is doing here is profoundly dangerous. No, he’s not going to be President, but he’s whipping the left up into a frenzy on this issue that could lead us to a tipping point. If any Democrat politician actually succeeds in trying to confiscate legally owned firearms in violation of the constitution, it’s not going to end well.

Everyone needs to take a deep breath. You don’t stop mass killers by taking guns from normal people. The worst school shooting in our history was done with a pistol. Violence finds a way and that’s why focusing on mental health and enforcing current laws (which have often been ignored by authorities in these cases) is the only viable path forward.

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Desperate Presidential Candidate Julian Castro Fundraises off His Cheap Shot Memory Attack on Joe Biden

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro listens during a discussion about homelessness at Cross Roads House, a transitional housing shelter, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Portsmouth, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Julian Castro proved one thing beyond a shadow of a doubt at Thursday night’s Democratic debate.

He’s as classless and nasty as his twin brother Joaquin, who is a member of Congress.

You’ll remember last month that Julian endorsed his brother’s despicable campaign to intimidate Trump donors in his Congressional district into silence by way of doxxing those who had contributed the maximum amount to the President’s reelection campaign.

As if that wasn’t sleazy enough, last night during the debate Castro delivered a low blow to Joe Biden that had pretty much everyone coming down against him. For those who didn’t watch the debate, here’s what happened:

At issue is Biden’s plan to allow for a so-called “public option” for Obamacare that would allow people to have government-run health insurance or keep their private insurance plans. He said anyone could qualify and “buy in,” and that “anyone who can’t afford it gets automatically enrolled in the Medicare-type option,” meaning they wouldn’t have to pay.

But Castro, pointing to his poor grandmother’s struggles with diabetes, criticized Biden’s plan for leaving 10 million uninsured people and said former President Obama “wanted every single person in this country covered. My plan would do that. Your plan would not.”

Biden bristled: “They do not have to buy in. They do not have to buy in.”

That’s when Castro sprung.

“You just said that two minutes ago. You just two minutes ago they would have to buy in,” Castro said.

Biden started to say that “poor people anyone like your grandmother who has no money,” but Castro was busy zeroing in on his memory as jeers and cheers erupted from the crowd.

“Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago? Are you forgetting already what you said just two minutes ago?” Castro said. “I can’t believe that you said two minutes ago that they had to buy in and now you’re saying they don’t have to buy in. You’re forgetting that.”

Watch:

As it turns out, a review of the tape showed Castro was the one who forgot what Biden said “two minutes ago”:

Castro’s vicious attack against Biden based on his age reminds me of other Democrats who question President Trump’s mental health. There’s just no call for it.

I know conservatives and Republicans alike have joked about Biden’s numerous gaffes over the years, but over the summer so many of them happened in a row that I stopped chuckling and started wondering if there was something else going on, something more serious and troubling concerning Biden’s health and age.

Also, while it’s true that Castro’s attack on Biden is a blue on blue thing, and as a Republican I should be rooting for the candidates to destroy each other, I feel that there are some lines that shouldn’t be crossed – and this is one of them. If these types of attacks between candidates are allowed to stand in the primary unchallenged, imagine what it would be like during the general election campaign season when the floodgates open with Democrats lining up to smear Trump with questions about his mental health and Republicans questioning Biden (assuming he’s the nominee) about his memory?

There are ways for people to raise questions about Biden’s health and age without making complete a**ses out of themselves. But just like his brother Joaquin, there are no lows to which Julian will not sink, and no apologies in the aftermath which will be given.

In fact, Julian Castro is so proud of himself over his attack (which he absurdly claimed was not about his age), that he is now fundraising off of it:

“I had a critical choice to make on the debate stage last night,” Castro, a former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary, said in an email to supporters. “I could either play it safe and give Vice President Biden a free pass like everyone else. Or I could speak up, challenge the conversation, and demand answers for you and your family.”

“I’m not in this race to play it safe. This fight — our fight — is too important to me to stay quiet when what I hear doesn’t add up,” he continued. “I spent every second on that stage fighting for you — and now I’m being attacked for it.”

“This is now the biggest obstacle I have ever faced. Can I count on you to take a stand for me with $5?”

Got that? Castro says he selflessly (and erroneously) took an cheap shot against an aging candidate because he’s looking out for the voters, not for himself.

What bull crap. I know they say all is fair in love, war, and politics, but these type of gutter tactics are what people whose polling numbers have consistently been in the basement do when nothing else works.

His desperation shows. And it stinks.

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Desperate Presidential Candidate Julian Castro Fundraises off His Cheap Shot Memory Attack on Joe Biden

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Julian Castro proved one thing beyond a shadow of a doubt at Thursday night’s Democratic debate.

He’s as classless and nasty as his twin brother Joaquin, who is a member of Congress.

You’ll remember last month that Julian endorsed his brother’s despicable campaign to intimidate Trump donors in his Congressional district into silence by way of doxxing those who had contributed the maximum amount to the President’s reelection campaign.

As if that wasn’t sleazy enough, last night during the debate Castro delivered a low blow to Joe Biden that had pretty much everyone coming down against him. For those who didn’t watch the debate, here’s what happened:

At issue is Biden’s plan to allow for a so-called “public option” for Obamacare that would allow people to have government-run health insurance or keep their private insurance plans. He said anyone could qualify and “buy in,” and that “anyone who can’t afford it gets automatically enrolled in the Medicare-type option,” meaning they wouldn’t have to pay.

But Castro, pointing to his poor grandmother’s struggles with diabetes, criticized Biden’s plan for leaving 10 million uninsured people and said former President Obama “wanted every single person in this country covered. My plan would do that. Your plan would not.”

Biden bristled: “They do not have to buy in. They do not have to buy in.”

That’s when Castro sprung.

“You just said that two minutes ago. You just two minutes ago they would have to buy in,” Castro said.

Biden started to say that “poor people anyone like your grandmother who has no money,” but Castro was busy zeroing in on his memory as jeers and cheers erupted from the crowd.

“Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago? Are you forgetting already what you said just two minutes ago?” Castro said. “I can’t believe that you said two minutes ago that they had to buy in and now you’re saying they don’t have to buy in. You’re forgetting that.”

Watch:

As it turns out, a review of the tape showed Castro was the one who forgot what Biden said “two minutes ago”:

Castro’s vicious attack against Biden based on his age reminds me of other Democrats who question President Trump’s mental health. There’s just no call for it.

I know conservatives and Republicans alike have joked about Biden’s numerous gaffes over the years, but over the summer so many of them happened in a row that I stopped chuckling and started wondering if there was something else going on, something more serious and troubling concerning Biden’s health and age.

Also, while it’s true that Castro’s attack on Biden is a blue on blue thing, and as a Republican I should be rooting for the candidates to destroy each other, I feel that there are some lines that shouldn’t be crossed – and this is one of them. If these types of attacks between candidates are allowed to stand in the primary unchallenged, imagine what it would be like during the general election campaign season when the floodgates open with Democrats lining up to smear Trump with questions about his mental health and Republicans questioning Biden (assuming he’s the nominee) about his memory?

There are ways for people to raise questions about Biden’s health and age without making complete a**ses out of themselves. But just like his brother Joaquin, there are no lows to which Julian will not sink, and no apologies in the aftermath which will be given.

In fact, Julian Castro is so proud of himself over his attack (which he absurdly claimed was not about his age), that he is now fundraising off of it:

“I had a critical choice to make on the debate stage last night,” Castro, a former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary, said in an email to supporters. “I could either play it safe and give Vice President Biden a free pass like everyone else. Or I could speak up, challenge the conversation, and demand answers for you and your family.”

“I’m not in this race to play it safe. This fight — our fight — is too important to me to stay quiet when what I hear doesn’t add up,” he continued. “I spent every second on that stage fighting for you — and now I’m being attacked for it.”

“This is now the biggest obstacle I have ever faced. Can I count on you to take a stand for me with $5?”

Got that? Castro says he selflessly (and erroneously) took an cheap shot against an aging candidate because he’s looking out for the voters, not for himself.

What bull crap. I know they say all is fair in love, war, and politics, but these type of gutter tactics are what people whose polling numbers have consistently been in the basement do when nothing else works.

His desperation shows. And it stinks.

——-
— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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Hillary Clinton Delivers The Saddest Picture You’ll See This Year

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This isn’t sad and pathetic at all.

Apparently still unable to get over the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton showed up at an art exhibit in Venice, Italy. There she sat behind a fake Resolute Desk (that’s the one in the Oval Office) and read copies of her emails for an hour. Seems like a good use of time.

With charisma like that, I have no idea how she didn’t beat Donald Trump.

After the picture started circulating, the internet wasn’t kind.

I wonder if the artist who did this also put out a mock illegal server for her to wipe with a cloth? We know there were tens of thousands of other emails she didn’t turn over to government authorities. Luckily, James Comey was there to make it all go away with some of the most unusual, corrupt actions taken in an investigation in recent memory. It’s part of the never-ending delusion of the left that they continue think the email scandal wasn’t a big deal.

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine that this woman came so close to being President. There’s certainly a bit of poetic justice in the fact that she didn’t.

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Hillary Clinton Delivers The Saddest Picture You’ll See This Year

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This isn’t sad and pathetic at all.

Apparently still unable to get over the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton showed up at an art exhibit in Venice, Italy. There she sat behind a fake Resolute Desk (that’s the one in the Oval Office) and read copies of her emails for an hour. Seems like a good use of time.

With charisma like that, I have no idea how she didn’t beat Donald Trump.

After the picture started circulating, the internet wasn’t kind.

I wonder if the artist who did this also put out a mock illegal server for her to wipe with a cloth? We know there were tens of thousands of other emails she didn’t turn over to government authorities. Luckily, James Comey was there to make it all go away with some of the most unusual, corrupt actions taken in an investigation in recent memory. It’s part of the never-ending delusion of the left that they continue think the email scandal wasn’t a big deal.

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine that this woman came so close to being President. There’s certainly a bit of poetic justice in the fact that she didn’t.

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How the Democrats and Woke Corporate Fascists Will Team Up To Destroy the Second Amendment

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In this July 20, 2014 photo, with guns displayed for sale behind her, a gun store employee helps a customer at Dragonman’s, east of Colorado Springs, Colo. When Colorado lawmakers expanded background checks on firearms last year, they were expecting a huge increase. But the actual number the first 12 months of the law is far lower than projected, according to an analysis of state data by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Over the past couple of years one of the major points of friction, or really lines of fracture, in a center-right coalition that has been ascendant since 1980 is the issue of the behavior of private corporations with immense power acting to interfere with constitutional rights of Americans in a way that would never be tolerated if the government did the same. For instance, it is no secret that Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet (the corporate parent of Google) are actively hostile to conservatives. Conservative content producers are targeted for demonetization and deplatforming. If you want to survive as a content provider you really have to keep your head down and pull your punches or you will find your business damaged. The Vichy-con “muh priniciples” types, the ones who describe allowing drag queens to use public library story hours to groom young children as a “blessing of liberty”…

(No, drag queen story hour is not a blessing of liberty it is a warning flare of a false liberty, a libertinism, so debauched that it is a danger to actual liberty.)

…argue that these are private businesses and it is against closely held principles to in any way regulate their conduct and if you don’t like how they operate, just start your own multi-billion dollar corporate competitor and, while you’re at it, create your own advertising sales network to compete with the existing monopoly. (Okay, now do that with segregated lunch counters and see how it works out.)

I don’t happen to believe that is a particularly sane point of view. If a corporation can restrict your ability to exercise a constitutional right, the end result is the same as if the government did it. And if the government acquiesces to or encourages that corporate action, then the government is, in fact, a party to that restriction of rights. While our attention has been focused on how speech and expression are being crushed by our fascist corporate overlords, the place where the first hammer will really hit is on the Second Amendment, because right now we are facing a perfect storm of the Democrats teaming up with hyper-woke corporate fascists to do things elected Democrats would never be able to do. How would this work?

Already, Bank of America and Citigroup have placed limits the commercial products manufactured and sold by its customers in regards to firearms. While Citigroup has focused on requiring retailers to not sell any firearm to anyone under 21, BofA will not do business with any weapon manufactured that produces a “military style” weapon. Several credit-card-type services (PayPal, Square, Stripe and Apple Pay) already forbid the use of their payment method to purchase basically anything associated with firearms. In fact, this kind of politically motivated restrictions on commercial access is becoming fairly common:

Earlier this week, some 150 major corporations signed a joint letter to the US Senate demanding action to limit the ability of law aiding Americans to buy firearms in order to make a bunch of fat cat executives and their amply woke gofers feel good:

In a direct and urgent call to address gun violence in America, the chief executives of some of the nation’s best-known companies sent a letter to Senate leaders on Thursday, urging an expansion of background checks to all firearms sales and stronger “red flag” laws.

“Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable and it is time to stand with the American public on gun safety,” the heads of nearly 150 companies, including Levi Strauss, Twitter and Uber, say in the letter, which was shared with The New York Times.

On Thursday after the executives released their letter, Business Roundtable, which had been reluctant to enter the gun debate, called on Congress and the Trump administration “to come together and enact bipartisan, common-sense legislation to address this epidemic.” Visa joined with the group, saying that a “string of mass shootings in America has brought unimaginable sadness and a feeling of hopelessness to many in our communities.”

A week ago, Walmart, the largest retailer and employer in the country, wrote its own letter to Congress, pushing for a debate over reauthorizing an assault weapons ban. It also announced that it was removing certain ammunition and guns from its shelves and would discourage “open carry” in its stores. Other retailers followed suit by changing their open-carry policies, including Kroger, CVS, Walgreens and the Wegmans grocery chain.

The letter signers on Thursday include the leaders of Airbnb, the Gap, Pinterest, Lyft, the Brookfield Property Group and Royal Caribbean.

Missing from the list, however, are some of America’s biggest financial and technology companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, some of which debated internally whether to sign the letter.

(Read the whole letter)

Don’t get excited by the absence of financial institutions. They will get on board soon enough:

If you think other Democrats aren’t going to jump on this, you are sadly mistaken. Ominously, this week New Jersey announced it will stop doing business with companies, including financial institutions, that don’t enforce that New Jersey wants in regards to purchases of guns and accessories.

New Jersey will stop doing business with gun manufacturers and retailers that fail to adopt policies that go beyond federal laws, like conducting expanded background checks, to stop guns from falling into the wrong hands, becoming the first state to take such stringent action against the firearms industry.

The state will also apply pressure on major financial institutions, seeking information from banks that do business with New Jersey about their relationships and policies involving gunmakers and sellers.

While the plan did not include many details, officials said that within the next 30 days the state would develop policies on gun sales that would likely be shaped by measures supported by gun control groups.

These include training retail workers to detect straw purchasers and requiring sellers to keep electronic records and perform background checks for private sellers for a small fee.

The state would require vendors and financial institutions that it does business with to adopt the policies to be eligible for future contracts. While the state’s efforts are aimed mostly at retailers, it will also pressure manufacturers not to do business with sellers who do not embrace the stronger gun sale polices.

The governor’s office said more specifically that sellers could ensure that the name on the method of payment matched the name of a buyer; that online orders were made by the eventual gun owner; and that buyers were limited to purchasing one firearm every 30 days.

Mr. Murphy’s plan would also seek to prevent the sale of firearms to “prohibited individuals,” which as defined by New Jersey is a broad list.

Aside from people with a history of mental illness and those convicted of crimes related to domestic abuse, it would also include people convicted of any violent crimes and drug dealing, as well as buyers on a terrorist watch list kept by the F.B.I.

New Jersey’s move could also be the first step toward pressing other Wall Street banks to reassess their relationship with the gun industry.

New Jersey’s requirement that financial firms disclose their ties to gunmakers could provide the public with new and specific information that some firms have been reluctant to divulge.

This law effectively means that large banks have a choice of doing business with New Jersey or doing business with retailers that sell firearms unless those retailers obey New Jersey law.

The First Amendment, at least as far as it applies to conservative causes, is already being ghettoized and labeled as untrustworthy if not banned outright by social media oligarchs. Now the Second Amendment is about to be forced into a similar ghetto. One would think that even the most highly principled National Review writer or Bulwarkian slug could see where this is going. Private business is being used to impose a policy preference of the Democrat party that would be facially illegal to try to implement by legislation. One would hope they would object. But my bet is we’re going to hear a lot more about “muh priniciples” and be told that if we don’t like it, then we need to create our own national banking network to finance the sale of firearms and accessories.

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