Alert: Powerful Legal Organization Moves to Confiscate Guns

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The American Bar Association just proved that it cares less about the rights of Americans than it cares about the liberal agenda on gun control.

In a single move, the ABA made an overt attempt to cut Second Amendment rights during its 2017 annual meeting held Aug. 10-13. The ABA adopted a resolution to urge “state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to enact statutes, rules, or regulations authorizing courts to issue gun violence restraining orders, including ex parte orders.”

Cutting away the legal talk, that can be summed up in one word: Confiscation.

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As the NRA Institute for Legislative Action explains, “Gun violence restraining orders force a gun owner to surrender their firearms to law enforcement, or authorize law enforcement to seize said firearms, absent a disqualifying criminal conviction.

“NRA has opposed such legislation where introduced because such orders diminish the due process afforded an individual before they are stripped of their Second Amendment rights, and because of these orders’ obvious potential for abuse.”

To be clear, the ABA has decided that the government snatching guns without due process is acceptable under certain conditions.

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And if the history of American liberalism is a reliable guide, once certain conditions are OK for government exaction, it’s only a matter of time before those conditions expand.

For now, here’s what the ABA sees as appropriate for such horrendous legislation according to the revised copy of its resolution:

1. “That a person (a “petitioner”) with documented evidence that another person (a “respondent”) poses a serious threat to himself or herself or others may petition a court for an order temporarily suspending the respondent’s possession of a firearm or ammunition;

2. “That there shall be a verifiable procedure to ensure the surrender of firearms and ammunition pursuant to the court order; and

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3. “That the issuance of the gun violence restraining order shall be reported to appropriate state or federal databases in order to prevent respondent from passing a background check required to purchase a firearm or obtain a firearm license or permit while restraining order is in effect.”

So, all someone — anyone apparently — needs to do is document that a gun owner is, according to some evidence, a danger to society and/or self, send it to the court, and then BAM! The court has the right to strip you of your freedoms.

There’s no due process, here — can you see how egregiously this could be abused?

The American Bar Association does not have power of its own, not really — but it does have some serious influence.

Our rights are constantly under attack by the left — whether it’s overt or not. This resolution of insanity is one of the worst assaults on your rights you have.

Without the NRA, we might never have heard of it.

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George Foreman Takes Off the Gloves and Obliterates Anthem Protesters in Epic Statement

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George Foreman Takes Off the Gloves and Obliterates Anthem Protesters in Epic Statement

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Boxing hero and Grillmaster General George Foreman is setting himself up as a champion of American patriotism by calling out NFL star wannabe Colin Kaepernick and NBA athlete Kevin Durant over their anti-patriotic attitudes and disrespect for President Donald Trump.

Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is infamous for his behavior, kneeling during the national anthem and not voting. Durant, the Golden State Warriors basketball star, has said that if the NBA champion Warriors are invited to the White House, he would not go because of his dislike Trump.

“I don’t respect who’s in office right now,” Durant said, according to Fox News.

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Foreman has some pretty strong opinions on this country and why Kaepernick and Durant behave the way they do, which he shared on Monday’s podcast of “Offended America.”

“I love the United States,” Foreman said, according to a transcript provided by Fox News. “They (Kevin Durant and Colin Kaepernick) haven’t been brought up with people who were patriotic.”

“A lot of people died so that they can have that privilege,” Foreman said.

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What’s perhaps the most frustrating of all of the things that these guys have said and done is the fact that Kaepernick didn’t vote.

Do you know how many people in this country died for freedom in this country? It’s enough that Kaepernick should be ashamed.

Foreman also noted that some of his patriotism came from the time in which he was so active — he went and competed in the Olympics in 1968.

“We came in the era we were patriotic. The greatest day of my life was when I put on the colors, representing the United States,” he said.

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Maybe Kaepernick and Durant could learn a thing or two from Foreman. Well, they definitely could. They just won’t.

The left has got it in their heads that patriotism and the anthem are not in vogue, and they couldn’t be more wrong.

H/T Sarah Palin

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White Leftist Punches Black Trump Supporter Because Only White Supremacists Are Violent

While the media was fixated on the nonexistent white power rally in Boston last weekend, they missed the anti-illegal immigration rally in Laguna Beach, CA. Like Boston, plenty of “counter-protesters” showed up and caused all kinds of mayhem. In the video below we get to see one of these “non-violent” leftists sucker punching a Trump supporter. The fact that the attacker is white and the victim is black really does prove the liberal media narrative that only white supremacists are violent.

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R.C. Maxwell is a Trump supporter and he happens to be black, which means that leftists definitely don’t recognize him as being black. Last weekend at a rally against illegal immigration, Maxwell crossed the street and approached the counter-protesters. He said he tried to engage them in intelligent conversation about the immigration issue, which clearly he should not have done. That’s like trying to rationalize with a pack of coyotes while wearing a raw-meat bikini.

Maxwell says the group was less than receptive to his offer of civil discourse and pepper-sprayed him. Still, he persisted. They then tried choking him, because liberals are reasonable people who know how to debate any topic. In the video, you can see white guy Richard Losey walk up and sucker-punch Maxwell, because leftists also know how to end any debate.

Richard Losey? This guy was named after what black people call a single cigarette? Wasn’t that what Eric Garner was arrested for selling? Maybe this is why Mr. Losey felt entitled to punch a black guy in the face because he had a slightly different opinion on things. Then again, it could just be because he’s an asshole. After all his last name is one “R” away from being “Loser.”

Based on this video, police were able to identify Losey and arrested him on Tuesday. He was actually trying to get the hell out of Southern California to avoid arrest. He was picked up by police while trying to buy a bus ticket to Ohio.

Okay, let’s take a look at this thing that liberals and their media don’t find in the least bit offensive. A white guy, who apparently aligns with the left, sucker-punches a black guy who committed the crime of thinking for himself. If a white Trump supporter had punched black protester of any kind, it would be the most racist thing ever and a huge national news story.

In a weird way however, the liberal media is right that white supremacists are the only ones who are violent. They just got it wrong that white supremacists are on the right.

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Shock: The 2-Letter Word Libs Are Using to Attack Ben Carson

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If it seems at times that President Donald Trump’s opponents are growing increasingly desperate in their accusations and criticisms, look no further than the latest attack launched on Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Following Trump’s Tuesday evening rally in Phoenix, at which Carson was a guest in support of the president, cries erupted from the left that Carson — and of course by extension Trump — had violated a federal law, as reported by The Washington Post.

The law in question? The Hatch Act.

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The announcer introduced Carson by his official title, stating, “The secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson,” to wild cheers from the audience as Carson delivered brief remarks ahead of Trump’s speech, as well as Carson’s use of the pronouns “we” and “us” within those remarks.

Critics suggest that the introduction of Carson using his official title and Carson’s use of the inclusive pronouns signified a breach of the Hatch Act, which prohibits executive branch officials — such as cabinet secretaries — from leveraging their positions for political gain, such as appearing in an official capacity for a partisan cause.

Those critics further suggested that both Carson and Trump’s team should have known better than to announce him with his official title, and that Carson should have gone out of his way to ensure that everybody was fully aware that he was at the rally in a personal capacity, not as an official representative of the administration.

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If this seems like a bit of stretch, and a crowd demanding punishment while still in search of a crime, that’s pretty much because it is — at least according to ABC News, which reported that Carson didn’t do anything wrong.

A law professor named Kathleen Clark of the Washington University School of Law explained that the Hatch Act doesn’t prevent executive branch officials from appearing at campaign events, but simply prohibits the use of their position for openly partisan political activity.

An ethics expert named Virginia Canter of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington stated that while the use of Carson’s official title in the introduction wasn’t entirely appropriate, it also likely wasn’t a violation of the law.

“To violate the Hatch Act, a person has to be engaged in political activity while acting in their official capacity,” Canter explained. Carson “would have had to [have] been participating in an event that made statements that expressly advocated for or against Trump’s re-election in 2020. None of his comments did that.”

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Furthermore, Carson’s expenses for the trip to Arizona weren’t paid for by HUD, but were instead covered by Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, further distancing him from a potential violation, as was revealed in a statement put out by the department.

“His travel and lodging were not paid for by the department. He was there in his personal capacity. He didn’t discuss HUD during the speech,” stated HUD spokesman Jerry Brown.

Even if Carson had violated the Hatch Act, as determined by the government watchdog Office of Special Counsel, punishment for such violations would be administered by the president, and it is highly unlikely that Trump would have sanctioned Carson over an introduction and his use of certain pronouns, according to The Daily Caller.

Indeed, under the prior administration of former President Barack Obama, a few of his officials were investigated for potential Hatch Act violations — most notably including former HUD Secretary and potential vice presidential pick Julian Castro, who endorsed failed Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton while in his official role — yet nothing ever came of it, nor did anything come of violations that occurred on the parts of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius or Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.

As usual, this is much ado about nothing, as Trump’s critics frantically attempt to seize on virtually anything they think will smear or ultimately bring down their nemesis.

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Lawmaker Who Wants Trump Assassinated Just Got Slammed With Massive Bad News

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No matter how you feel about President Trump, you don’t call for his assassination. Ever. And now that she’s been slammed with a spate of massive bad news, Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal is finding that out the hard way.

Chappelle-Nadal posted “I hope Trump is assassinated!” in a Facebook conversation last week. After initially refusing to apologize, she relented and gave a mea culpa at a Sunday news conference — although she refused to heed calls for her resignation.

“President Trump, I apologize to you and your family,” Chappelle-Nadal said. “I made a mistake, and I’m owning up to it. And I’m not ever going to make a mistake like that again.”

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That didn’t help smooth things over for Chappelle-Nadal, however. Now, 44,000 individuals have signed a petition demanding the lawmaker be removed and arrested, she’s been stripped of all of her committee assignments, the state’s most influential newspaper has openly called for her resignation and the Missouri state legislature may meet to expel the controversial Democrat.

The Change.org petition, which is addressed to Republican U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner from Missouri’s 2nd District, notes that threatening the president’s life isn’t just a faux pas.

“US Code Title 18, Section 871 clearly states that any threat to the President is considered a political offense,” the petition reads. “This is punishable up to 5 years in prison and $250,000 maximum fine. We cannot allow someone such as a State Senator who knowingly knew her position, took it for granted and used that to say whatever she wanted against our current President of the United States.”

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According to Fox News, Chappelle-Nadal’s nine committee assignments have also been taken away from her after the threat against the president.

“I support the decision of Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh to remove Sen. Chappelle-Nadal from all of her Senate committees,” Republican Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard said. “I am also removing her from all appointments under my authority.”

On Monday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Missouri’s most influential newspaper, which is hardly known as a bastion of covert #MAGAism — unequivocally called for Chappelle-Nadal’s resignation in a scathing editorial.

“There are times when unequivocal contrition should be enough to clear the air and move on. This, sadly, is not one of those times,” the Post-Dispatch wrote. “Rarely has such a disparate political chorus sung in such complete harmony in Missouri. Yet, Chappelle-Nadal isn’t getting the message. No matter how angry she was at Trump for his lax condemnation of the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, no clear-thinking public figure would express hopes for his assassination.”

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The Post-Dispatch also noted that if she refused to resign, “(t)he likely alternative is expulsion.” And, indeed, Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson has asked the upper chamber of the state legislature to enter special session for just that purpose.

“I do not make this request of you lightly, but you and I know it is the right course of action to take for the people of Missouri,” Parson, a Republican, wrote to the Missouri Senate in a Tuesday letter.

It would require a two-thirds majority in the Senate to expel Chappelle-Nadal, but from the looks of things, that won’t be hard to achieve. And, after all, Chappelle-Nadal has no one to blame but herself. Even her weak-sauce apology (why are public officials forever “owning up to” or “taking full responsibility for” scandals and and mistakes where nobody was assigning ownership or responsibility to anyone else?) shows that she doesn’t understand the full gravity of threatening the nation’s chief executive with assassination.

Chappelle-Nadal has crossed the line — and if the authorities refuse to arrest her for it, the loss of her seat is literally the least that can happen. Whether it comes through resignation or expulsion is ultimately the senator’s choice, but she oughtn’t pretend she has any other options.

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Insults Followed By Lies: Camping World’s Marcus Lemonis Is the Dumbest CEO Ever

In just a moment I am going to explain to you why Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis is the stupidest CEO alive. In the meantime, after telling anyone who agreed with Trump’s handling of Charlottesville “don’t shop at my business,” Lemonis is now insulting the intelligence of his customers by straight up lying to them.

I’m not the one making that claim. The leftwing Snopes is calling Lemonis out. Let’s start with the full context of his original remarks:

CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera: Marcus, you have a consumer-facing business, Camping World. So do you worry about — if you were on one of these [presidential] councils, would you worry, thinking ‘Wow, I’ve got to deal with consumers every day, are they going to look at the business poorly because I’m associated with the White House?’

Marcus Lemonis: There’s no doubt that there is [sic] probably not many consumers in this country today that are in favor of what has been said in the last couple of days and if they are, quite frankly don’t shop at my business. And I think the reality of it is is that there is a fear, there is a fear of association.

Here is Snopes:

Lemonis did strongly appear to have suggested that anyone who agreed with President Trump’s controversial remarks about the events of 12 August 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, should not shop at his stores.

Ya think?

On three fronts Lemonis is admonishing me: 1) I not only agree wholeheartedly with Trump’s handling of Charlottesville, I believe it was one of the finest moments of his young presidency. 2) I am an RV owner who is right now writing this in a camper, who has spent 6 weeks of this summer on the road, who is planning two more trips this year and a two-month cross-country trip early next. 3) I have already spent upwards of $300 at Camping World this summer.

Also, I am not an unforgiving jerk. Being on live television and put on the spot in a world filled with fascist leftists eager to launch boycotts, is no easy thing. We should accept an apology or clarification from anyone put in that position.

But that is not what Lemonis is doing.

Instead he is gaslighting his own customers with this lie:

For the record, what I said is that if you are OK with what happened in Charlottesville, what was said and what was done, I’m not ok with it.

So from my position, once and for all, loud and clear – what I said is that if you are ok with what was said in Charlottesville and what was done, then I’m not ok with it.

Even the leftwing Snopes is calling out this lie:

In fact, these are inaccurate descriptions and summaries of what Lemonis said on CNBC. He did not mention “what happened in Charlottesville,” or “what was said in Charlottesville[.]”

And now I am going to tell you why Marcus Lemonis is the stupidest CEO ever…

After six weeks of camping, after staying overnight in more than two dozen campsites in nearly 10 states, what I have discovered is an uncommonly decent group of people who make up a subculture of traditional, hard-working, patriotic, right-leaning Americans. The people who spend their annual vacations and weekends in motor homes are Trump People. Not all, but enough that any exceptions prove the rule.

We are people who love the open road, love the feeling of independence that comes with an RV, who just want to be left alone with our families, barbecues and dogs. In other words, our sacred trips are all about escaping the pressures of the Real World, and you can be damn sure that includes the obnoxious politicization of absolutely everything, most especially from virtue-signaling CEOs.

We are also Camping World customers. This is where we go to upgrade our RVs, to purchase our supplies, to re-up our Good Sam memberships. We enter “Camping World” on our GPS and if there is one on the way, sometimes we stop in… just cuz.

Well, no more. At least not this guy, and judging from the camp chatter, I am far from alone.

We campers are good people who can abide a mistake and graciously accept an apology.

What we cannot abide, though, is a liar, and Mr. Lemonis is lying.

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Trump’s Obama-Trolling ‘Best Eclipse Ever’ Tweet Sends Left Into Hysterics

On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump took some time out of his jam-packed presidential schedule to enjoy one of his favorite pastimes, trolling the Left on Twitter. This time his target was none other than The One, the inviolable, unassailable former President Barack Obama. And, unsurprisingly, the Left is exploding with responses to the “white supremacist,” “divisive,” “vindictive” and “unpresidential” tweet. In other words, we’ve got some entertaining tweets to read.

“I requested that Mitch M & Paul R tie the Debt Ceiling legislation into the popular V.A. Bill (which just passed) for easy approval. They didn’t do it so now we have a big deal with Dems holding them up (as usual) on Debt Ceiling approval. Could have been so easy-now a mess!” Trump wrote in a series of tweets.

After a follower tweeted a meme of Trump “eclipsing” Obama, Trump jumped on the opportunity to troll his predecessor and retweeted it:

The response online was fast and furious, many using the metaphor against Trump, while others responded by accusing him of trying to gin up more white supremacy and division.

“Translation: ‘I am a White Supremacist A$$hole who can’t get over fact I was roasted by a popular black President’,” wrote one outraged responder. “This is unbelievably inappropriate. You are the president to all Americans. Stop egging racists on,” wrote another, while others slammed him for being “vindictive” and “obsessed” with Obama. A few examples of the explosion of tweets:

This person apparently still thinks that dossier is real:

A few more tweets, some of which are relatively entertaining:

H/T Twitchy

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Parents Frightened: Kindergartners ‘Crying, Shaking’ over Transgender Book Teacher Read

Parents of kindergartners attending a California charter school are frightened after a teacher read her class a book about transgenderism without notifying them.

“My daughter came home crying and shaking so afraid she could turn into a boy,” one parent of a kindergartner at Rocklin Academy said.

“These parents feel betrayed by the school district that they were not notified,” Karen England of the Capitol Resource Institute said at a school board meeting this week, the local CBS affiliate reports. “The kindergartners came home very confused, about whether or not you can pick your gender, whether or not they really were a boy or a girl.”

According to the news report, the book was given to the teacher by a gender-confused child. Parents asserted the same kindergartner “also changed clothes and was revealed as her true gender” during class.

Parents expressed betrayal that they were not notified ahead of time that the kindergarten teacher read two books about transgenderism to her students, including I Am Jazz, which were reportedly given to her by the kindergartner who is in the midst of gender transition. The book was co-authored by Jazz Jennings, a teen who was born a boy but was allowed to transition to a girl.

“It’s really about the parents being informed and involved and giving us the choice and rights of what’s being introduced to our kids, and at what age,” said parent Chelsea McQuistan.

“I’m so proud of my students, it was never my intent to harm any students but to help them through a difficult situation,” said the kindergarten teacher during the meeting, who, according to the report, received support from her colleagues about the need to teach students about diversity.

“When we head in the direction of banned books or book lists, or selective literature– that should only be read inside or outside the classroom, I think that’s a very dangerous direction to go,” said seventh-grade teacher Kelly Bryson.

In a statement during the board meeting, the district said, “As indicated by Superintendent Robin Stout in a communication last week, staff will be engaging parents and teachers in discussions about how materials outside our curriculum will be addressed in the future.”

The board plans to put the item on the agenda for the September meeting.

In May of 2015, a similar incident occurred in Kittery Point, Maine, when public school officials apologized to parents of students in kindergarten through third grade for failing to notify them before their children were exposed to I Am Jazz during a lesson on tolerance and acceptance.

The forced gender ideology that LGBT groups advocate claims that biological sex is subordinate to self-declared “gender” and attempts to undermine the science-based civic understanding that there are two biological sexes – male and female.

“Most people have a sense of their gender identity at age 3 or 4,” Jo Michael, legislative manager at Equality California and transgender individual, told FOX40. “It’s important to note that the other students really do need to have that opportunity to engage and hear from the transgender student.”

More medical and research professionals are drawing attention, however, to the serious problems inherent in a phenomenon in which media hype and political debate are overshadowing actual questions about the health and psychological well-being of children. Concerns about puberty-blocking drugs – which are often used to delay children’s development into adults – can sterilize them even before they can understand how the deep biological impact of puberty will change their feelings about their emerging adult male or female body.

Researchers Paul Hruz, Lawrence Mayer, and Paul McHugh address the problem in a new paper titled “Growing Pains,” published at the New Atlantis.

The authors wrote:

There is strikingly little scientific understanding of important questions underlying the debates over gender identity — for instance, there is very little scientific evidence explaining why some people identify as the opposite sex, or why childhood expressions of cross-gender identification persist for some individuals and not for others. Yet notwithstanding the limited data, physicians and mental health care providers have arrived at a number of methods for treating children, adolescents, and adults with gender dysphoria.

The researchers explore the use of puberty suppression or blocking, in which a child or young adolescent with gender dysphoria is treated with hormones that prevent the normal progression of puberty.

“For parents of children with gender dysphoria, puberty suppression can appear very attractive,” they observed. “It seems like it might offer a medical solution for the anticipated confusion, anxiety, and distress by holding back the development of the most conspicuous features of their children’s biological sex.”

Nevertheless, the authors conclude the scientific evidence for puberty suppression as treatment for gender dysphoria is “thin,” and “based more on the subjective judgments of clinicians than on rigorous empirical evidence.”

“It is, in this sense, still experimental — yet it is an experiment being conducted in an uncontrolled and unsystematic manner,” they warn.

According to the Associated Press, Jennings’ mother, Jeanette, acknowledged the same, agreeing that hormone treatments were “experimental stuff.” She said, “I am messing with my kid’s body.”

Jazz began hormone blockers when she was 11 years old “to ward off male puberty” and began estrogen treatments the following year.

“I was a girl trapped in a boy’s body,” Jennings said two years ago after landing her own reality television show at TLC and scoring a deal with Johnson & Johnson to be the face of its #SeeTheRealMe campaign for Clean and Clear skincare products.

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Here’s a list of weapons anti-Trump rioters used to assault Phoenix police

I guess this is what we can look forward to for the foreseeable future. When the president of the United States decides to show up somewhere and say words, left-wingers will riot. And why not? The Washington Post is already building the narrative that conservatives who dare to say words are instigating the inevitable violence.

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