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New Info Explodes CNN’s Story That Stronger Gun Laws Would Have Prevented Odessa Shooter From Obtaining Gun

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Gun control advocates have promoted the story that the Odessa, TX shooter who killed seven and wounded 25 last Saturday would not have been able to purchase a gun if the US required universal background checks.

CNN’s Josh Campbell tweeted: “Somebody who failed a federal background check was still able to legally purchase a gun in America. How does that make any sense? It’s literally insane.”

Then, CNN published an article claiming that the gun was purchased in a private sale, which doesn’t require a background check. Their source? A law enforcement official. That would be Campbell, who serves as the network’s law enforcement analyst. Campbell previously worked at the FBI.

Naturally, this claim was breathlessly repeated by others including Jim Sciutto who tweeted, “New: Odessa gunman purchased weapon in private sale, which does not require a background check – @joshscampbell reporting.” And by Jake Tapper, who wrote, “A law enforcement official tells CNN’s @joshscampbell that the Odessa TX mass murderer purchased his weapon in a private sale — which does not require a background check.”

As it turns out, an article in the Wall Street Journal explodes CNN’s entire narrative. The shooter, Seth Aaron Ator, purchased his AR-15 style rifle from a Texas man whom law enforcement officials believe illegally manufactured and sold the firearm. The whole “private” transaction looks to be illegal which means that more stringent universal background check laws would not have stopped Ator from obtaining a weapon.

The Journal reported:

Ator, 36 years old, was prohibited under federal law from owning a firearm because a court had previously found him mentally unfit, law-enforcement officials previously said. He had tried to buy a gun in January 2014 but failed because a nationwide criminal-background-check system flagged the mental-health determination by a local court and prevented the purchase, according to the officials.

While private gun sales are legal under federal law, it is a crime to be in the business of manufacturing or selling guns without a license. Law-enforcement officials suspect the man was buying various gun parts to build his own guns and then reselling them.

It has become increasingly popular for people to build AR-style rifles at home with parts purchased online.

Thus, stronger gun laws would not have prevented this shooting. Existing laws prevented Ator from purchasing a gun legally, so he found a way to obtain one illegally. Which is something that criminals who want a firearm would be likely to do. There are many ways to obtain guns illegally and a criminal will take the time to find one.

Federal investigators searched the suspected seller’s home on Wednesday and as of 7:30 am on Friday, there are no reports of what their findings were.

But CNN, just twelve hours ago, continued to promote their narrative.

The investigation into the gun sale highlights one of the loopholes in the patchwork of federal gun laws. Because the sale was a so-called private sale, the seller isn’t required to conduct a background check on the buyer, which is required in sales by licensed gun dealers.

Authorities are seeking to determine whether the sale violated federal law, which requires that sellers register as gun dealers if they’re buying and selling guns for profit and acting essentially as gun dealers.

Although it has not been confirmed or denied, I believe it would have been reported by now if the suspected seller had been a licensed gun dealer.

My question to CNN and all gun control advocates: After you take all the guns away from law-abiding citizens, how do you plan to take them away from criminals?

Answer: You’ll never be able to do it.

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Below, the NRA’s Dana Loesch and The Federalist’s David Harsanyi weigh in on CNN’s foolish story.

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Three More Retailers Join Walmart and Kroger in Their Ban of Open-Carry Firearms, and CVS Redefines Itself

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On Tuesday, I covered Walmart’s request that customers no longer exercise their right to open carry inside its stores (here and here).

The reason? Despite a recent slaughter that saw 22 shot to death at the chain’s El Paso location, CEO Doug McMillon insisted that the employment of such right has “frightened or concerned [Walmart’s] associates and customers.”

Kroger did the same.

Well, now three more retailers have joined the call for no more open carry in their places of business: Welcome to the group, Wegman’s, Walgreens, and CVS.

So…what’s the move here?

Citizens utilizing open carry aren’t likely to keep a concealed rig in their trunk just for running into the store; therefore, these stores are trying to prevent good guys with guns being in their stores. The policies do nothing, of course, to deter criminals from carrying in their guns.

And how is it that a mass shooting — a murderous act on the part of armed bad buys against defenseless good guys — serves as inspiration for increased vulnerability?

Beyond requesting no more open carry, CVS went so far as to ask customers not to carry in any way.

CVS = Consummate Victims for Shooters?

Wegman’s explained their reason for not letting law-abiding customers wear protection — safety:

Walgreens can tweet, too:

Here’s a bit of Shannon Watts:

Someone loved Walgreens’s news:

Three cheers for safety!–

And what the heck?–

In fairness, I give Rstandiego high marks for comedy and creativity:

I bet he can whistle real good with that tooth.

CVS wants to sing:

A Chorus of Victims Shot?

I guess everyone has their own way of protecting themselves. And others.

For a growing number of stores, that method’s sure an interesting one.

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UPDATE: CA City Councilwoman Defends Anti-ICE Video, Tells Lies From the Dais

Remember Simi Valley City Councilwoman Ruth Luevanos? She’s the one who posted a video to her *official* Facebook and Instagram pages on July 13 in which she sat in front of a defaced United States flag while accusing our government of being “in the business of running concentration camps” and arguing that ICE “raids” made our communities less safe. Oh, and she advised those who might be the target of that weekend’s planned ICE raids (who were fugitives subject to deportation orders) that they didn’t have to answer the door to ICE.

Here’s a memory refresher.

The video didn’t go over well with most Simi Valley residents. Those residents quickly organized and showed up en masse to the City Council meeting on July 29 to voice their displeasure. Luevanos made no attempt to apologize, instead opting to lie about ICE activity in the community – while seated on the dais in a televised city council meeting!

One of Luevanos’ supporters claimed in her comments to the council that immigrants in Simi Valley lived in fear and that ICE was conducting raids and sweeping up innocent people. Simi Valley Mayor Keith Mashburn asked the speaker if she could provide any dates, times, places of said activity so he could investigate and make sure that nothing untoward was happening. The supporter refused, and Luevanos stepped in with an alleged example.

“The manager of Vallarta supermarket told a friend of mine that last Friday there was an ICE raid right outside of Vallarta Supermarket and five immigrants were detained by ICE and arrested, and it has been a ghost town at Vallarta since then…I have also seen the ICE buses at the Shell gas station in the 18 years that I have lived here, several times….If you want confirmation, you can speak to the manager at Vallarta.”

Both Mashburn and another councilman spoke to the manager at Vallarta and to a representative from the corporate office, both of whom denied that such a raid ever took place.

Why would Luevanos tell such a lie, a lie that would put a community she claims to advocate for in unjustified fear? (We know the answer to that question, sadly.)

Many Simi Valley residents would have been willing to forgive and move on had Luevanos apologized that night, but after hearing that she had lied while carrying out her official duties the effort to organize a recall gained steam. (Disclosure: the author is a member of the recall committee.) 

At the next council meeting, on August 12, Luevanos was served with a Notice of Intent to Recall petition signed by more than 20 registered voters. That same night, when she was questioned about her lie, Luevanos changed her story but stuck to the basic assertion – that there had been an ICE raid in Simi Valley.

She said:

“I do have — you know, I do have friends that are immigration attorneys. I practiced — you know, I was — I was in immigration law over 20 years ago when I was in law school, and many of my friends are still immigration attorneys.

“Due to attorney/client privileges they cannot come forth and state, but I do have an attorney who is a friend of mine who has stated that there were, in fact, ICE raids in the Vallarta vicinity and they are his clients. He cannot come here and say anything because that is an attorney/client privilege.

“So, you know, I — I just wanted to respond in that manner, to clarify that there is verification but unfortunately due to client/attorney privileges they cannot come forth. And for safety, especially given the El Paso shootings that were aimed and targeted at Latino immigrants, he’s even more fearful of coming forward.”

Of course, there’s no way to corroborate her story – and that’s by design.

Luevanos responded to the Notice of Intent, stating that she was simply informing people of their civil rights. The petitioners have filed a proposed recall petition with the City Clerk, and are awaiting approval before starting to gather signatures.

More information can be found at www.recallruth.com.

Jennifer Van Laar is Deputy Managing Editor at RedState and Executive Director of the Save California PAC. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

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Dana Loesch Hilariously Lowers the Boom on Geraldo Rivera for Trying to Make Gun Rights Debate About Man Parts

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National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch answers a question while sitting next to Broward Sheriff Scott Israel during a CNN town hall meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Fla. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Gun debates usually are not fun because of the seriousness of the issue and because the default rallying cry of gun control activists is that defenders of the Second Amendment have “blood on their hands” and don’t care about the innocent people who are hurt or killed from gun violence.

While that is, of course, not remotely true, a bit of humor was to be had this week in the gun rights debate when Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera piggybacked on a tweet made by unhinged liberal “comedian” Sarah Silverman about hunters. Here’s what Silverman tweeted:

Rivera went even further:

This… did not go over well with female gun owners, who lowered the boom on Rivera. As you can see from the screen grab below, the tweet was seriously ratioed:

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Radio talk show host and former NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch hilariously made mincemeat out of Geraldo’s tweet:

Oops!

Other gun rights activists, both male and female, got in on the action, too:

Ouch. That last one will especially leave a mark.

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The Ratings for CNN’s “Climate Crisis” Town Hall Are In

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Last night, CNN subjected television viewers to the torturous exercise of listening to 2020 Democrat candidates riff on climate change for seven straight hours. We got all kinds of craziness, from Bernie promoting taxpayer funded abortions to cull the population and reduce emissions to Buttigieg lecturing on the morality of eating hamburgers. If you want the government to control every aspect of your life, these people are your ticket.

The question is, how many people were actually watching? If you guessed that Fox News, with just their regular lineup, would nearly triple CNN’s viewership, congrats.

Half of that probably came from airports and gyms. The numbers above are averages over the seven hour period and they aren’t particularly close to their competition. Even MSNBC’s raving conspiratorial lunacy almost doubled up CNN.

Perhaps the problem here isn’t content. Perhaps it’s just CNN? When Democrats go on Fox News or MSNBC for debates or “town halls,” they do much better in the ratings. When they go sit down with Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo, nobody watches. That’s not just a coincidence at this point. It really does seem as if the public have tuned out the gas-lighting, liberal network and certainly not without cause.

Or maybe it is content on some level? How many people really want to sit through even one hour (much less seven) of Democrats making wild claims and promising to destroy the economy? That’s not exactly riveting TV. It may also speak to the possibility that enthusiasm for this Democrat group is not nearly as high as the media would like you to believe.

There is one problem with some of the hot takes about last night’s town hall though. I’ve heard a lot of people saying Trump was the big winner. Can he really be the winner if no one was watching?

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Trump Campaign Aide Who Filed Lawsuit Claiming He “Forcibly Kissed Her” Drops Suit After Video Tells A Different Story

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Former Trump campaign aide Alva Johnson thought she’d cash in after filing a lawsuit claiming Trump had “forcibly kissed her” prior to a Tampa, FL rally in August 2016.

The lawsuit, filed in February 2019, alleged that Trump had “kissed her without her consent.”

Johnson told The Washington Post that “Trump grabbed her hand and leaned in to kiss her on the lips as he exited an RV outside the rally in Tampa on Aug. 24, 2016. Johnson said she turned her head and the unwanted kiss landed on the side of her mouth.”

She said, “I immediately felt violated because I wasn’t expecting it or wanting it. I can still see his lips coming straight for my face.” She said that the incident had been causing her “anguish.”

“I’ve tried to let it go,” she said, beginning to cry. “You want to move on with your life. I don’t sleep. I wake up at 4 in the morning looking at the news. I feel guilty. The only thing I did was show up for work one day.”

She sounds remarkably like Christine Blasey-Ford.

Johnson’s therapist, Lisheyna Hurvitz, wrote on October 27, 2016 that “she is having nightmares because of what happened.”

Johnson’s lawsuit sought “unspecified damages for the emotional distress. She also alleges she was discriminated against for her race. Johnson, who is black, claims she was paid less than her white male counterparts.”

The Washington Examiner reported that the incident did not stop her from twice applying for jobs in the Trump administration or from attending an inaugural ball. She was not offered a position but said that had no effect on her decision to sue.

It is notable that Johnson has caused some legal troubles of her own. The Washington Post reported:

In September [2018], acting on the request from Johnson and her relatives, a Georgia judge sealed the court records stemming from the years-ago family dispute. According to the records, Johnson’s half sister and her father, on behalf of a younger half sister, briefly obtained a temporary restraining order against Johnson in 2006. They alleged she was calling the younger sibling’s school and falsely claiming that the teenager was using drugs. The older sibling wrote that she fired Johnson from her business for using “company property” to arrange extramarital affairs for herself online.

Balanced people generally don’t behave like that.

Upon hearing the allegation, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that it was “absurd on its face. This never happened and is directly contradicted by multiple highly credible eye witness accounts.”

A district court judge dismissed Johnson’s lawsuit in June ruling that her complaint was “politically motivated” and granting her “30 days to file an amended version.”

In July, Trump’s lawyers released the video (below) which shows how innocuous their interaction was. In a roomful of campaign aides, Trump gives her a friendly kiss on the cheek thanking her for her help. Johnson is seen smiling back in what seemed (to me) to be a sincere manner. The contact between them lasted for three seconds. There was nothing sexual about it.

And today, Johnson has announced she is dropping her lawsuit. She told The Daily Beast, “I’m fighting against a person with unlimited resources, and repeatedly the judicial system has failed to find fault in his behavior. That’s a huge mountain to climb.”

Watch the video.

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AOC Called the Boston Straight Pride Parade a “White Supremacist Parade”, but Photos Tell a Different Story

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As I wrote yesterday, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) both indicated on Twitter that they stood in solidarity with the Antifa thugs who were arrested on charges of violence against law enforcement at the Boston Straight Pride Parade over the weekend.

For anyone who missed it, here are AOC’s and Pressley’s tweets from Saturday:

AOC’s tweet of support was particularly mind-boggling for a few reasons:

1) Why would a Squad member who claims to be a proponent of peace and who frequently claims conservatives deliberately endanger her life by allegedly engaging in “incitement” back radical left wing extremists who have a documented history of private property destruction and violent actions against police officers and those marching peacefully?

2) What does she mean by saying they ” put themselves on the line protecting the Boston community”? It’s utter nonsense because there was nothing to be “protected” from. Furthermore, and it makes the Antifa mobs who cover their faces while they assault innocent people and police officers sound like the Normandy beach heroes. (Wonder where she got that one from?)

3) Why did she call it a “white supremacist rally”? It wasn’t billed as one and there was no indication from any police reports or news reports afterwards that any racism or hatred towards the LGTBQ community were expressed at Saturday’s march.

In fact, photos taken at the Straight Pride rally show that, contra to AOC’s claims that it was a “white supremacist” rally, it was not:

Even people who don’t agree with holding a Straight Pride rally should be disgusted that a sitting member of Congress would encourage more Antifa thuggery against people she disagrees with by saying Antifa members shouldn’t be punished, and by absurdly and stupidly insinuating they are on the same level as those in the military who quite literally do put their lives on the line to protect their fellow citizens.

But this is par for the course for AOC and many other demagogues in the Democratic party whose first line of attack against any political opposition, including the legit variety, is to accuse them of racism.

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L.A. Students Enthusiastically Sign Petition To Protect Unborn Eagles; But When It Comes To Unborn Babies, Well…Watch

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This is a photo of a dad with his hands in a heart shape holding his 3 week old infants feet.

In the video below, Prager University’s Will Witt asks students in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles to sign a petition supporting the protection of unborn eagles. All are happy to sign. Then, he tells them about his “other” petition which supports the rights of unborn babies. They quickly lose their enthusiasm.

Witt approaches the students and says, “We have a petition to stop the killing of eagles, like eagle eggs, people disturb them or they destroy them. These eagles haven’t been born yet, they have rights, ya know? We don’t think they should be harmed and we think that there should be harsher penalties for those kind of things. Would you guys agree?”

All of them were receptive.

“Don’t kill eagles. Eagles are people, too!” said one.

Another said, “Oh my God, how fun.”

“Best of luck, I hope you save the eagles.”

Then Witt tells them about his other petition, saying “We have one other petition about stopping the killing of humans, too — like, babies.”

“Uh, I hate the killing of babies!” one woman gasped, before understanding that the petition was against abortion.”

These students who only moments ago had so quickly signed a petition to protect unborn eagles, were unwilling to sign a petition to protect unborn humans.

Witt asked the students why they supported the killing of unborn children, but not the killing of unborn eagles. Here are several of their responses.

“Wait, no. I don’t agree with that. I’m like pro-abortion, sorry. Eagles aren’t raped.”

“Oh, no, I don’t agree. I fully support abortion.”

“Uh, I think it’s the woman’s decision. A human woman should have more rights probably than a bald eagle.”

“Babies are gross. You know what it does to your body? You’re not a woman so you have no idea.”

The Daily Wire’s Amanda Prestigiacomo makes the point that it is illegal to “destroy the egg of a bald eagle in the United States, though there are well over 600,000 legal abortions performed each year.”

The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940 states that “deliberately destroying — or even disturbing — a bald eagle’s egg is punishable by a maximum $5,000 fine and up to a year in prison.”

Which brings us back to the point of Witt’s exercise: Is an eagle egg more valuable than a baby?

Watch the video.

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Bernie Sanders Reaches a New Level of Depravity

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I’m not sure calling those pushing climate hysteria a cult is enough anymore. We are at the full blown human sacrifice stage.

Last night, CNN decided it’d be a good idea to a seven hour long “town hall” on the “climate crisis,” because the liberal cable network has basically become a full blown apparatchik of the DNC. While the ratings weren’t good (I’ll have a piece on that later tonight), what we saw were many clips end up viral because of just how insane they are.

While others were arguing over straws and eating meat, Sanders said hold my beer and gave this “solution” to climate change.

I almost feel bad for joking about this because it’s not really a laughing matter. This is a level of depravity that you’d expect to see in 1930s Nazi Germany. It’s sick, sick stuff that should be immediately disqualifying.

The idea that people must be culled in order to “save the environment” is not a new one. It has its roots in eugenics and the ridiculous musings of Malthusian theory, which has been proven be absolute horse crap over the decades. The planet is not nearing peak population, nor resource use. There is simply no science to back up such craziness.

But with climate change, that kind of garbage has seen a new rise because it’s no longer about resources for these people. Now they claim it’s about too many people emitting carbon. Climate change has went from just being overwrought insanity to a death cult.

You want to know why I don’t care much about Trump’s tweets? Why his decade old affairs are something most conservatives look past? Because this is the alternative. The Democrat party has gone absolutely insane and they are only getting worse. Trump can tweet every five minutes for the rest of his life if it means someone like Sanders is denied power.

Sitting on the sidelines may be acceptable to some, but for others, it’s simply not. This stuff has to be combated head on. It can only be defeated with counter votes, not just abstaining, because the left’s base is energized. Their view of abortion and climate change is heading in a very, very dark direction.

There’s a certain conservative group that likes to make fun of the Flight 93 election reasoning, but I’d love to hear how they plan to stop this in lieu of keeping Republicans in power. Shouting on Twitter isn’t going to do it. Just as bad, no major media has pushed back on what Sanders said, largely because they agree with him.

Don’t be fooled either. Sanders is not the only Democrat candidate who thinks this way. Every major candidate has gone on record against the Hyde amendment and rescinding the Mexico City policy (which bans taxpayer funded abortions in foreign countries). They all want this. The question is, will Republicans join together to stop it or will we keep sniping about irrelevancy.

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A Handy Mashup of All the Things Democrat Candidates Want Banned from the CNN Climate Town Hall

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They are running on a platform to transform us into a third world nation

Yesterday CNN held a seven-hour — SEVEN…HOUR — Town Hall on climate change proposals with the ten remaining Democrat candidates for President. (A moment of silence for the demise of Tulsi Gabbard.) I did not watch this debacle — I did my part by watching the movie “Hard Rain”, which concerns an armored car heist taking place during a catastrophic flood in Indiana, so it was basically a similar environmental cautionary tale.

I was hardly an outlier. The early ratings are in and they do not look good for The Apple Network. In the block from 5:00pm-12:00am Fox News pulled a 2.5 million audience share; MSNBC – 1.7M; and CNN trailed, with merely a 1.1M number. This is hardly a surprise, given that nearly a dozen pols prattling about how the planet is about to whither at our hands is the kind of programming they must be playing for the prisoners at GITMO.

However praise needs to go out to Grabien News founder Tom Elliot. Tom was not only gracious enough to watch this entire electronic torture test but he managed to cull from the mind-rendering marathon a collection of sound bites of the various candidates proposing all of the items from our daily lives that they will be more than energetic to eradicate, should they rise into power at the White House.

These are not simply proposals such as encouraging recycling programs, or promoting fuel-efficient vehicles. This group wants to fundamentally cripple our energy providers, our means of transportation, and even our food supply. Here is Tom’s video that captures in one quick segment all of the things that will be forcibly removed from our existence.

A quick rundown: We as a nation will be getting rid of red meat, plastic straws, offshore drilling, light bulbs, combustion engine vehicles, babies in poor countries, fossil fuels, oil, natural gas, coal, fracking, carbon, nuclear power plants, and factory farming.

What is amusing in all of this hysterical hyperactive enforcement is the contradictions between their desires. Bernie talks of transitioning off of these fuels, for instance, while Liz Warren says there will be no more nuclear power. Red meat is — literally — off the table but the growing demand for more grains will be stymied by the eradication of factory farming.

My favorite proposal of the lot comes from Andrew Yang. his solution to curb the heating of the planet is to have an array of large mirrors in our atmosphere to reflect the sunlight. Any candidate who wants to replicate a plan from the Gerard Butler movie “Geostorm” may earn my vote!

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