SC – GUN POLITICS – Joe Biden just claimed there had been ‘150 million’ gun deaths, and no one even called him on it

Of course, Biden may not have meant to spread misinformation to millions of debate viewers. Maybe he meant 150,000, and it was just a slip-up, as the mentally declining, aging candidate is increasingly prone to do. But we must realize that Democrats regularly push such disinformation on gun control. Democrats regularly exaggerate the number of mass shootings in this country. Liberal media outlets and Democratic politicians falsely claimed that there were “11 shootings in the first 23 days of 2018” — a lie….

SC – GUN POLITICS – Fact Check: Joe Biden Says 150 Million Americans Died from Gun Violence Since 2007

CLAIM: During the South Carolina Democrat debate, former Vice President Joe Biden claimed 150 million Americans have died since 2007 because gun makers cannot be sued. VERDICT: FALSE. Joe Biden alluded to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, the passage of which protected gun manufacturers from lawsuits in scenarios where the gun in question was legally made and legally sold. He equated this protection with “absolute immunity,” saying it “has caused carnage on our streets. 150 million people…

SC – GUN POLITICS – ‘I’m Coming for You’: Biden Threatens Gun Makers at South Carolina Rally

Joe Biden warned gun manufacturers during a speech in South Carolina on Monday night that “I’m coming for you, and I’m taking you down.” Biden has cast himself as a relative moderate in recent months on gun-control. His campaign’s gun control plan, which was released in October, proposed reinstating an “assault-weapons ban” and universal background checks, but would not force the current owners of semiautomatic rifles to sell the guns to government, as a number of his opponents proposed. While he’s…

DC – GUN POLITICS – Bloomberg launches attack on Sanders’ gun control record, says NRA ‘paved the road to Washington’ for him (VIDEO)

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg tore into Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday for his record on gun control, accusing him of being “beholden to the gun lobby.” “The NRA paved the road to Washington for Bernie Sanders,” Bloomberg tweeted. “He spent the next three decades making sure they got a return on their investment. We deserve a president who is not beholden to the gun lobby.”  The tweet included a 90-second video that says the gun rights lobby helped Sanders win a seat in…

WA – GUN POLITICS – Gun-ammunition bill is suffocated by GOP amendments

Democratic leaders of the House and Senate did their best Thursday to spotlight the work thus far to address issues like homelessness, housing, child care, climate change, prescription drug pricing, data privacy and gun safety. But it was the failure to advance a bill banning high-capacity gun magazines that drew lots of questions during their weekly confab with reporters. It also was a topic in separate press conferences with Gov. Jay Inslee and with Republican legislative leaders. In a nutshell, the bill collapsed under the weight…

AZ – GUN POLITICS – Mike Bloomberg Blasts Bernie Sanders Over Gun Voting Record, Says ‘NRA Put Him In Congress’ (VIDEO)

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hit back at Senator Bernie Sanders Thursday, claiming on Twitter that his rival for the Democratic presidential nomination was elected to Congress due to support from the National Rifle Association. Sanders is currently running on a platform that includes strict gun control measures and often publicly touts his low ratings from the NRA. However, critics have pointed out that his stance on the matter has changed over time. Bloomberg launched a series…

NV – GUN POLITICS – Biden slams Sanders and ‘cowards’ in Congress over gun violence

Joe Biden is focusing his campaign on gun violence ahead of Saturday’s Nevada caucuses, criticizing Bernie Sanders by name and accusing “cowards” in Congress of being scared into inaction by the National Rifle Association. The former vice president delivered one of his most focused, forceful speeches of the 2020 race Thursday in Las Vegas — the site of the deadliest mass shooting in American history, where a gunman killed 58 concertgoers in 2017. Standing behind Biden were family members of gun violence victims…

NV – GUN POLITICS – Fact Check: Klobuchar’s ‘Solutions’ to Gun Violence Are Straight Up Lies

During a CNN town hall on Wednesday, a survivor of the Las Vegas shooting asked Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) how she would prevent gun violence without provoking the “gun debate.” “My state is a pretty big hunting state and so I look at these proposals and say, ‘Do they hurt my uncle Dick in the deer stand?’ And they don’t,” Klobuchar responded with a smile. She stated a Fox News poll from last summer showed that the majority of…

How Bernie Sanders Fell in Line on Gun Control

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON February 18, 2020 – Bernie Sanders has campaigned on his reputation as an outsider to become the Democratic presidential frontrunner, but the independent Vermont senator, who long took moderate positions on gun control, is now fully embracing left-wing positions on the issue as he works to become the Democratic Party’s standard bearer in 2020.

Sanders long reflected the sensibilities of the rural gun culture of low-crime Vermont, even as the Democratic Party embraced increasingly restrictive gun control. He voted against a law…

VA – GUN POLITICS – Virginia Democrats join Republicans to reject assault weapons ban bill

Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal. Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers from a committee room packed with gun rights advocates. Four moderate Democrats joined Republicans in Monday’s committee vote, rejecting legislation that would have prohibited the sale of certain semiautomatic firearms, including…

VA – GUN POLITICS – Virginia: Suppressor Ban Legislation Defeated

This morning, the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-5 in favor of rejecting Delegate Mark Levine’s House Bill 961. The legislation, which will be sent to the Virginia State Crime Commission for further study this summer, was defeated in a bipartisan manner. Four Democrats, Chairman John Edwards (D-21), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-25), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-34), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-36), joined the Republican committee members to put an end to HB 961 for the year. Knox Williams, Executive Director…

CO – GUN POLITICS – Brawl breaks out at Bernie Sanders rally over ‘Black Guns Matter’ shirt (VIDEO)

A brawl broke out at a Bernie Sanders rally in Colorado on Sunday when a supporter of the Vermont senator confronted another man for wearing a T-shirt that read “Black Guns Matter,” a report said. The man sporting the shirt, who is black, told CBS Denver that he was recording the presidential hopeful at the Colorado Convention Center when another rally attendee called him “racist” because of his shirt. “He had a problem with the shirt I was wearing,” the man, who was not…

VA – GUN POLITICS – Local 2nd Amendment resolutions helped shelve Virginia governor’s assault weapons ban, political expert says (VIDEO)

While they may have lacked legal muscle, a political scientist says the political muscle of the “2nd Amendment Sanctuary” movement in Virginia was seen as lawmakers shelved an assault weapons ban pushed by the governor. Virginia’s Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to send HB961 to the crime commission for a study until the 2021 legislative session. The 10-5 vote to continue to the bill drew applause from gun rights supporters in attendance and a “bunch a wimps” remark from…

NAT’L – GUN POLITICS – Mike Bloomberg’s rise seen as threat, energizes NRA, other gun groups

Billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg’s presidential run helped gun-rights groups light a fire under owners of firearms who grew somewhat complacent in the era of President Trump. Gun groups ranging from the National Rifle Association to Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership are whipping up their members with dire warnings about a potential President Bloomberg. A former mayor of New York City who leapfrogged to the top-tier in the Democratic presidential race, Mr. Bloomberg has a long record of challenging the…

DC – GUN POLITICS – Joe Biden: It Is Rational to Prohibit ’50 Clips in a Weapon’

Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden spoke in Hudson, New Hampshire, this week and told attendees that it is “rational” to prohibit “50 clips in a weapon.” Ryan Saavedra quoted Biden maligning the absence of “a rational policy” that makes it illegal to have “20, 30, 40, 50 clips in a weapon.” Also in Hudson, Biden intimated that gun owners who cling to their AR-15s and AK-47s are no match for the government. He made reference to gun owners who quote Thomas…

Trump targets swing states with base-friendly message on guns

After years of toying with the idea of tougher gun controls, President Trump is campaigning for reelection as a champion of the Second Amendment amid new evidence that the stance could help deliver key swing states.

The president defended the right to bear arms in his State of the Union address last week and in recent tweets that took aim at his potential Democratic opponents. It is part of a strategy that positions him as the champion of those who feel overlooked by…

NY – GUN POLITICS – Schumer: Feds should force gun sellers to register parts used to make ‘ghost guns’

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is launching an attack on ‘ghost guns’ in Syracuse, because of an increase in the number of these kinds of weapons used in crimes in central New York. Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said he really likes to call them Frankenstein guns; weapons cobbled together from various gun parts to create a firearm that doesn’t have a serial number and is hard to trace. “You get online and send in a certain amount of money…

VA – GUN POLITICS – Virginia House Dems Pass ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, Magazine Confiscation

Virginia house Democrats passed a bill on Tuesday banning the sale of “assault weapons” and calling for the confiscation of magazines capable of holding more than 12 rounds. The bill would outlaw new sales of some of the country’s most popular firearms, including the AR-15. It would also make possession of ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 12 rounds punishable by up to one year in prison even if the magazines were legally purchased. The bill, known as HB961, passed…