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Texas Mother Shot Man Who Tried To Take Off With Her Car And Children

 

Don’t mess with Texas.

A Dallas woman shot a suspected carjacker in the head after he tried swiping her SUV at a gas station — while her two small children were inside.

“I’m not a killer, but I do believe in defending what’s mine,” explained Michelle Booker-Hicks.

Speaking to FOX 4, the mother-of-two recounted what happened Wednesday night at the local Shell station near Interstate 35 — where she nearly lost both her car and children in one fell swoop.

Booker-Hicks had been paying for gas when she saw the male suspect climbing inside her SUV and attempting to drive away, according to police.

Her 2- and 4-year-old sons were in the backseat.

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“I proceeded to jump in…and asked the gentleman to stop, to get out the car,” Booker-Hicks said. “He would not get out of the car.”

The suspect turned around and looked at the frantic mother — “with his eyes bugged” — but kept going, she said.

“I reached into the middle of my armrest, to get to my glove compartment,” Booker-Hicks told FOX, noting how she had a gun inside. “That’s when I fired at him.”

According to police, Booker-Hicks shot the man once in the face and caused him to crash into a nearby telephone pole. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to face kidnapping and carjacking charges.

“I hope that woke him up,” Booker-Hicks said.

Source: By Chris Perez | Washington Post

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Report: Cities Across Country Use Zoning Codes to Create ‘Gun-Store-Free Zones’

Cities and townships are using zoning restrictions to create “gun-store-free zones” around the country. This includes over 20 such zones in California alone.

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According to the Trace, a gun control journalism outlet, such use of zoning codes allows cities to “effectively ban firearm stores” in lieu of Congressional refusal to pass more gun laws.

Piscataway, New Jersey, is one of the latest townships to adopt this approach. They have no federally licensed firearms dealers in their township, and the town council hopes to use a zoning resolution to keep any licensed dealers from setting up shop in the future. Their resolution, according to the Trace, “bans gun stores from opening within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, health care facilities, and other sensitive locations. While the new zoning law does not explicitly forbid gun stores from opening in the suburb, it makes dealers subject to conditions that almost no location meets.”

Alameda County, California, served as an impetus for the Piscataway resolution. In Teixeira v. County of Alameda, plaintiffs argued that the county’s zoning codes violated the Second Amendment by stringently limiting a citizen’s access to firearms via prohibitions on gun stores. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the plaintiff, only later to have that decision reversed by the Ninth Circuit en banc in 2017.

The Ninth Circuit’s reversal was appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States, but Bloomberg News reported that the Court passed on the case. The Court’s refusal to hear the appeal allowed the zoning codes to stand, convincing other cities and townships that such zoning practices are constitutional.

Source: by AWR Hawkins | Breitbart

Kent State Gun Girl Challenges David Hogg To An Arm Wrestle For The 2A

‘If I win, we get to keep the 2nd amendment. If you win, we turn in our guns. Deal?’

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Kent State graduate Kaitlin Bennett called out anti-gun activist David Hogg on Twitter Sunday, challenging him to an arm wrestling competition to decide the fate of The Second Amendment.

Bennet was pushed into the public spotlight when her graduation photo went viral because she posed with her AR-10 rifle and a graduation cap reading, “Come and take it.”

Hogg has yet to respond to Bennet’s challenge and has announced a nationwide gun control tour featuring 70 stops in 20 states.

Continuing to troll Hogg, Bennet posted a picture of him and assured her followers, “It’s alright guys, the 2nd amendment is safe.”

Source: Infowars

Chipping Away at the Second Amendment… Nazi Weapons Law is the blueprint for ‘Gun Control’ in America

In 1993, Jay Simkin and Aaron Zelman of the group Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership published a document titled “Gun Control: Gateway to Tyranny,” which highlights the similarities between the Nazi Weapons Law of March 18, 1938 and the U.S. Gun Control Act of 1968.  Dedicated to the “tens of millions of victims of Nazi ‘gun control,” the book maintains that “the Nazi Weapons Law is the blueprint for ‘gun control’ in America.”  The following is a synopsis of their points:

  • Access to ammunition and reloading components (bullets, gun powder, brass, and especially primers) will be controlled.
  • Police-issued ammunition and reloading components acquisition permits will be required..
  • A Firearms Owner Identity card issued by the federal government will be required.  (In fact, Massachusetts, Illinois, and New Jersey already have such cards.)
  • Copper, copper alloys, brass, and steel bullets are now classified as armor-piercing “cop-killer bullets” and so prohibited, and these restrictions will be justified based on health or environmental grounds.
  • Bans on ammunition sales may be imposed.  In fact, temporary bans occurred throughout the early 1990s in Los Angeles and Chicago.
  • Access to firearms will be taxed, and the penalties for evading this tax will be severe.
  • Those who do not renew their permits will have to surrender their firearms to the government or sell them at distress prices to those who can still afford the permits.
  • The term “sporting purpose” will be redefined to slash the right to own whole classes of firearms.  Thus, the right to own firearms will depend on a bureaucrat’s whim.  Certain military features such as pistol grips, bayonet lugs, and flash suppressors will be removed. 

Is this hyperbolic fear-mongering, or are these type of restrictions being implemented?  

The Democratically controlled New Jersey Assembly under Governor Phil Murphy has passed the following measures to tighten already stringent gun laws.  Murphy asserts that “he supports these measures as “a public health matter” and wants legislation to encourage the sale of so-called “smart guns” which use technology to restrict who can fire them.”

Consequently, A2761 “reduces the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds [but] exempts firearms with .22 caliber tubular magazines from 10 round limitation.”  People who “currently own magazines with more than 10 rounds could keep their firearms, though they would have to register them and pay a $50 fee.”

A2760 “revises the definition of destructive device to include certain weapons of 50 caliber or greater.”

In addition, Murphy has announced his “intention to reverse a Christie-era regulatory change that made it easier for people to carry concealed handguns in New Jersey.”  Thus, “A-2758, defines what applicants for a handgun permit need to show in order to demonstrate a ‘justifiable need.'”

Hence, the state will determine “justifiable need.”  Thomas R. Rogers, a New Jersey resident who passed the required background checks, completed required firearm training courses and met every other requirement to be eligible to obtain a permit to carry firearms in public was denied his Second Amendment constitutional right because he could not “establish a clear and present threat to his safety.”  This despite the fact that he was robbed at gunpoint many years ago and now services ATMs in high crime areas.

Another proposal, A-2757, would require all firearm sales to be conducted through a licensed retail dealer, who would then have to conduct a background check on the intended recipient.  Thus, the measure “is designed to require background checks for private gun sales, although the legislation has exceptions for transactions between family members, law enforcement offices and collectors.”  Consequently, the bureaucrats decide.

It is ironic that Murphy is speaking against the backdrop of the JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council), many of whom take a liberal stance and may not know the history of gun control and the Holocaust.

In Gun Control in the Third Reich, author Stephen P. Halbrook demonstrates how “effectively totalitarians and mass murderers have relied upon gun registration and other firearms controls to round up ‘enemies of the state.’  Hitler, Stalin, Castro, and Mussolini all seized upon gun laws to punish, incarcerate, and even exterminate their opponents, while permitting their own evil cliques to expand and strengthen the state and party monopolies on gun ownership.”

Particularly telling is the fact that it was not Hitler who initiated gun controls.  Rather, “extensive gun registration and controls were actually implemented by liberal Weimar Republic leaders in the late 1920s.”  It is also illuminating that “[t]he German subsidiary of IBM … provided the dictatorship with its new punch card and card-sorting system, allowing for an enormous amount of data … to be stored … per card.  This was very useful to the ‘census’ reports that Nazis were assiduously compiling and cataloguing.” 

Consider the massive accumulation of information that the IRS and now Facebook and other social media sites have been compiling on Americans.  Then there are the incremental attacks on our First Amendment rights and the recent government assault on Fourth and Sixth Amendment rights.

Moreover, in this day and age of identity politics, when one blithely checks off racial categories on college registration forms or is asked about gun ownership at the doctor’s office we should not be so naïve about possible nefarious intentions. 

As documented in Halbrook’s book, “mayoral administration and appointed police leaders in Buffalo, New York declared their intention to descend upon the homes of recently deceased Buffalonians who, as determined by ‘crosschecking’ (no IBM punch card system needed in 2015) were also legally permitted gun owners.  Their mission: to remove firearms from the decedents’ homes, while families and friends are still grieving and organizing their loved ones’ wills and affairs.  In their plan, Buffalo officials would execute this ghoulish confiscation scheme before families had time to consider whether to apply for retention of the family firearm, or perhaps to make a gift to another relative or responsible party.”

It is not only Jews who should bear in mind the history of gun control.  Nicholas Johnson documents this in Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms.

In fact, “African-Americans arguably have the richest tradition of gun-rights advocacy despite being targeted by and resisting local, state and federal gun-control measures since before America’s founding.” Thus, “[r]estrictions on black ownership of guns and racial conflict in the late 19th and early 20th centuries set the stage for the massacre and destruction of entire black communities.” 

Clayton E. Cramer in “The Racist Roots of Gun Control” asserts that “the motivations for disarming blacks in the past are really not so different from the motivations for disarming law-abiding citizens today.  In the last century, the official rhetoric in support of such laws was that ‘they’ were too violent, too untrustworthy, to be allowed weapons.  Today, the same elitist rhetoric regards law-abiding Americans in the same way, as child-like creatures in need of guidance from the government.”  Consider the double standard of celebrities and  politicians as they surround themselves with several layers of armed security while lecturing Americans about gun control.

Cramer asserts that “the forces that push for gun control seem to be heavily (though not exclusively) allied with political factions that are committed to dramatic increases in taxation on the middle class.” 

More recently, in Greensboro, North Carolina, Mark Robinson spoke about the assault on “law-abiding gun owners.”  Robinson stated, “I’m the majority.  I’m a law-abiding citizen who’s never shot anybody, never committed a felony.  I’ve never done anything like that.”

But it seems like every time we have one of these shootings, nobody wants to put the blame where it goes, which is at the shooter’s feet.  You want to put it at my feet.  You want to turn around and restrict my right, Constitutional right that’s spelled out in black and white, you want to restrict my right to buy a firearm and protect myself[.]

It does not make any sense.  The law-abiding citizens of this community, of other communities we are the first ones taxed and the last ones considered.  And the first ones punished when things like this happen.

The majority of the people in this city are law-abiding, and they follow the law.  And they want their constitutional right to be able to bear arms.

They want to be able to go to the gun show and buy a hunting rifle or sport rifle.  There are no military grade weapons sold at the gun shows.  An AR-15 is not a military grade weapon.  Anybody [who] would go into combat with an AR-15 is a fool.  It’s a semiautomatic .22 rifle.  You’d be killed in 15 minutes in combat with that thing.  So we need to dispel all these myths, and we need to drop all this division that we got going on here.  ‘Cause the bottom line is, when that Second Amendment was written, whether the Framers liked it or not, they wrote it for everybody.  And I am everybody.  And the law-abiding citizens of this city are everybody.  And we want our rights, and we want to keep our rights[.]

Source: By Eileen Toplansky | American Thinker

Family Visits Gun Range — Their Kids Get Suspended From School

You wouldn’t think your kids could get suspended from school just because you exercised your constitutionally guaranteed rights off campus, but this is apparently what happened to one New Jersey family. It’s not that the school district jumped the gun, either — rather, the punitive action was prescribed by official policy. As Fox News reported Sunday:

A New Jersey high school came under fire Friday after it allegedly suspended two students over a gun photo taken during a family visit to a shooting range.

News of the unnamed students’ suspension circulated through a Lacey Township Facebook group, according to NJ.com.

Amanda Buron, a Lacey resident and family friend of one of the suspended students said one of the photos shared on SnapChat featured four rifles, magazines, and a gun duffel with the caption “fun day at the range,” NJ.com reported. 

Buron said the two students received a five-day in-school suspension after the picture drew the attention of Lacey Township High School officials, who argued that it violated the school’s policy on weapons possession.

The school district shortly faced community backlash for the alleged suspension, with many calling for people to appear at the school board’s next meeting on Monday to protest the decision.

Unsurprisingly, district officials hid under their desks when asked for comment. As NJ.com reported, “Lacey schools Superintendent Craig Wigley said in an email to NJ Advance Media on Thursday that ‘information posted on social media is incorrect’,” but “declined to say what aspect of the accounts posted on social media is inaccurate.” He also claimed that he couldn’t discuss student-related “private matters.” This is a typical educator dodge.

What the district couldn’t dodge was the reality of an overreaching policy, which actually stated that “students could be suspended for up to a year if they are ‘reported to be in possession of a weapon of any type for any reason or purpose on or off school grounds,’” NJ.com further related.

This inspired pro-Second Amendment groups to threaten a lawsuit, as educators have no legitimate power to ban students from exercising constitutionally protected rights anywhere and everywhere and at all times — even off school grounds. It’s as if a government school prohibited students from expressing certain political viewpoints off campus; it would be the government suppression of free speech.

As the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs’ (ANJRPC’) executive director Scott Bach put it, after sending a cease and desist letter to the district, “Schools do not have the authority to chill the rights of their students off of school grounds, and this blatant infringement of constitutional rights will not be tolerated…. The policy has got to go,” NJ.com also informed.

And it did go.

NJ.com reported today that the “Lacey school district quietly changed” the policy, scrapping the off-school-grounds prohibition and eliminating suspension-length specificity. “‘Students are forbidden to carry any type of weapon or simulated weapon to school,’ the revamped policy states. ‘Strict disciplinary action and legal actions will result if this occurs,’” the news organ detailed.

While this change is welcome, the whole affair reflects the paranoia and irrationality surrounding the gun issue, a larger matter not remedied by one policy alteration. Just consider other Lacey district actions. For example, father Ed Cardinal related what happened to his son, a Lacey Township High School student who drives a pickup to campus: The teen was forced to remove from the truck a sticker depicting a gun — under threat of punishment.

Moreover, NJ.com reported Friday that “Cardinal also criticized school officials for a policy that allows them to punish a student for having anything they consider a weapon — even a dinner fork — as the Lacey resident noted.”

This anti-gun mentality typifies today’s government schools, yet it’s a departure from American tradition and reflects a disturbing pattern. It would shock many to know that boys in the 1940s and ‘50s would sometimes take rifles on N.Y.C.’s subways to school, as they had target shooting practice at the academic day’s end. Yet school shootings weren’t a problem.

This was a thing of the past by the time I attended N.Y.C.’s schools (in the Bronx) in the ‘70s. Nonetheless, we’d still sometimes take realistic-looking toy guns to school and no one batted an eye; this was simply what little boys did. Note, none of us ever pointed one at a policeman and got himself shot.

Now it’s degenerated to a point where students nationwide may not even have a “simulated weapon” in school. What does this say about our culture?

 

If you make people afraid of guns.

The next generation will get rid of them.

That, is the physiological brainwashing that is taking place.
By design.
Which will make it possible to enslave them.
This is going on world wide.
They control nearly all information.
They control nearly the whole government.
They can raise up whom they want, and destroy whom they want.
We are all being lead by misinformation.
Few see this matrix, most do not.
They control the school system, from kindergarten through Elite colleges.
The next generation is being groomed for “group think”.
The State has become God.
Nations are being inundated with new immigrants to overthrow their respective citizens.
All the while your children are taught that their should be no sovereignty, no borders.
We are being lead, instructed, groomed, into being a docile, obedient slave to the State.
It’s called, How to enslave the World.

The New World Order.

Source: Reclaim Our Republic

Trump: “I like taking guns early … Take the guns first, go through due process second.”

President Trump told a group of lawmakers that they must do something to keep guns away from mentally ill individuals – even if that means raising the minimum age for rifle ownership to 21, Bloomberg reports.

His remarks appeared to contradict a CNN report from earlier in the week, which quoted anonymous White House aides saying Trump would soon walk back his support for raising the age limit.

But on Wednesday, in what the New York Times characterized as a “shocking” break with his Republican Congressional allies, Trump told lawmakers during a televised meeting in the Cabinet Room that easing gun owners’ ability to carry concealed weapons across state lines, a provision of the House-passed gun bill and the NRA’s top legislative priority, should be part of a separate bill, a strategy favored by Democrats. The House bill combining background check provisions with the loosening of concealed carry rules has stalled in the Senate after passing the House. Instead, Trump said he supports the proposal from Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., which he says is best positioned to pass. Sen. Amy Klobuchar agreed that the Manchin-Toomey bill is a “good place to start.”

“It would be so beautiful to have one bill that everyone could support,” Mr. Trump said as Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, sat smiling to his left. “It’s time that a president stepped up.”

Per the Times, Trump repeatedly suggested that the dynamics surrounding the gun control debate had shifted, in part, because of his presence in the Oval Office – a remark that earned him cheers from Democrats.

Trump predicted his plan would pass with broad support, suggesting that he plans to win over a sizable chunk of the Democratic caucus.

Trump told his audience that raising the ownership age is “something you have to think about,” Trump said. He added that “people don’t bring it up” because the NRA opposes the policy. Trump had initially claimed that he would convince the NRA to go along with it.

As the Hill pointed out, he also said he supports confiscating guns from mentally ill individuals, a position vociferously opposed by Republicans.

“I like taking the guns early like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida … to go to court would have taken a long time,” Trump said at a meeting with lawmakers on school safety and gun violence.

“Take the guns first, go through due process second,” Trump said.

He also said mentally ill people shouldn’t have guns.

“A lot of people are saying ‘oh you shouldn’t be saying that’,” Trump said. “But I don’t want mentally ill people having guns.”

To be sure, states don’t need to enact the exact same restrictions, Trump said. But “what does have to be the same is the background checks and all of the data.”

Per Reuters, Trump urged lawmakers to pass a comprehensive gun control bill as the national conversation surrounding gun control – a conversation that was triggered by a shooting at Marjory Douglas Tillman High School in Parkland Fla. The shooting left 14 students and 3 faculty dead, and more than a dozen injured.

Rebutting accusations that he is beholden to the NRA, Trump added that gun lovers have less power over him than lawmakers.

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President Donald Trump parlaying American 2nd amendment rights with lawmakers as if they are privileges bestowed by government.

Earlier today, Dick’s Sporting Goods said it is “going to take a stand” and announced it would permanently ban sales of the AR-15 – the rifle used by Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz and several other mass shooters – from its stores.

The meeting with lawmakers was his fourth “free-flowing gun policy discussion” since the Valentine’s Day massacre in Florida, according to Reuters.

“We’re going to come up with some ideas,” Trump said.

“Hopefully we can put those ideas in a very bipartisan bill. It would be so beautiful to have one bill that everybody can support, as opposed to – you know – 15 bills, everybody’s got their own bill.”

Seven senators and representatives were invited to Wednesday’s session. The group included Democrats and Republicans who, according to Reuters, have diverse views on gun control.

Republican Senators John Cornyn of Texas and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, who have proposed legislation to fix holes in the background check system for gun buyers, and their Democratic co-sponsors.

Trump also said he back Cornyn’s bill while urging senators to add more items to the bill to make it more comprehensive.

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Source: ZeroHedge

Anti-2A Rights Student Protesters Turn Violent In California

Hundreds of high school students from five schools in Stockton, California were participating in an anti-second amendment rights protest that turned violent when several students threw rocks and damaged vehicles.

The students staged the protest last Friday by walking out of class in the wake of the Feb. 14 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, which left left 17 teachers and students dead in Parkland, Florida.

Police said the demonstrations became chaotic when about 100 of the 300 students tried to leave the school by jumping over a fence and other students created traffic problems by blocking off streets, according to Action News Now. The demonstrations proceeded to turn violent when students started throwing rock and damaged both police and citizen vehicles.

Five arrests were made, which included charges of battery on an officer, resisting arrest, taking an officer’s baton, and vandalizing vehicles.

One high school student said the protests were important because school shootings could take place anywhere.

“This is a very important thing to me and to all of us. Obviously, this matters. Yeah, it wasn’t in Stockton, but there has been shootings in Stockton just like the Cleveland shooting. This is important to every school. No matter where we are, this could happen. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Florida; it doesn’t matter if we’re in Stockton. No matter where we are there could be a gun on campus and someone could get hurt,” the student, Haley Wolfe, said.

Caslita Jones, a local college student, said she was on her way to classes when her car was hit by multiple rocks, shattering her rear windshield .

“I’m about to cry,” she said.

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Source: By Cameron Cawthorne | Free Beacon